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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

FLASH NEWS REGARDING GDS

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GDS (NFPE)

FLASH!                 FLASH!!                      FLASH!!!


FIRST MILESTONE ON legal fight for GDS DEPARTMENTALISATION

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has ordered the Delhi High Court to decide the prayer of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in writ petition No. 1003 of 2013 to treat the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servants for all purposes at par with other regular employees as per 1977 SC Judgment & to quash the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011.

This is a TURNING POINT IN THE HISTORY OF GDS

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) DID IT

FINAL LEGAL BATTLE HAS BEGUN

We shall fight for GDS both legally and organizationally

Join AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and strengthen further the fight for the cause of GDS. Nobody can break the unity among NFPE & GDS. Isolate and expose those renegades who betrayed GDS and joined anti-NFPE camp and tried to break the unity between GDS & NFPE. Participation of more than 10000 GDS in the GDS (NFPE) Parliament March proved that we are already recognised by the GDS Employees all over India.

Donate Liberally to NFPE Legal Expense Fund

The National Federation of Postal Employees and the All India Postal Employees Union (Gramin Dak Sevaks) had approached Hon'ble Supreme Court of India by way of filing Writ Petition (C) No.1003 of 2013.  There were two basic prayers apart from the consequential prayers in the Writ Petition.  These prayers are:-

“(i)    that a  direction  be  issued  to  the Respondent to treat the Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil  Servants  for  all purposes at par with the other regular members of the civil services and regular employees in relation to all service matters including the pension and all retiral benefits,  and

(ii)    the Department of  Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 be declared invalid and unconstitutional.”

The matter was heard at some length on 13.12.2013 in Court No.2 as Item No.8 before a Bench comprising of Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.M. Lodha & Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh.  The Federation and the Union were represented before the Hon'ble Supreme Court by Shri M.R. Calla, Senior Advocate [Former Judge of Rajasthan High Court & Gujarat High Court] along with Shri Uday Gupta, Advocate. Their Lordships were of the view that the issues raised in the Writ Petition are of importance and keeping in mind the fact that about 3 lakhs persons are serving as Extra Departmental Agents (Gramin Dak Sevaks) and are posted at various places in the Country, the issues raised can be considered by Hon'ble Delhi High Court and this would also avoid multiplicity of legal proceedings.

Hon'ble Supreme Court vide its Order dated 13.12.2013 directed as under :-

(i)              That Writ Petition (C) No.1003/2013 be transferred to Hon'ble Delhi High Court for consideration;

(ii)           That Registry of Hon'ble Supreme Court to transmit the entire record and proceedings to Hon'ble Delhi High Court;

(iii)        That Registry of Hon'ble Delhi High Court to register the Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India and proceed with the matter.

See Order below:


ITEM NO.8                                            COURT NO.2                                       SECTION X


S U P R E M E   C O U R T   O F   I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO(s). 1003 OF 2013


NATIONAL FED. OF POSTAL EMP. & ANR                                                Petitioner(s)

                 VERSUS

UNION OF INDIA                                                                                    Respondent(s)

(With office report )

[FOR PREL. HEARING]


Date: 13/12/2013  This Petition was called on for hearing today.


CORAM :
            HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE R.M. LODHA
            HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SHIVA KIRTI SINGH


For Petitioner(s)           Mr. M.R. Calla, Sr. Adv.
                                    Mr. Uday Gupta, Adv.
                                    Ms. Shivani M. Lal, Adv.
                                    Mr. M.K. Tripathi, Adv.
                                    Ms. Pratiksha Sharma, Adv.
                                    Mr. Ankit Achariya, Adv.
                                    Mr. Mohan Pandey,Adv.

For Respondent(s)

UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following
                                                O R D E R

            Writ Petition is disposed of in terms of the signed order.


(Rajesh Dham)                                                                         (Sneh Lata Sharma)                   
Court Master                                                                              Court Master                         

(signed order is placed on the file)


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 1003 OF 2013


NATIONAL FED. OF POSTAL EMP. & ANR.                                              Petitioner(s)

                        VERSUS

UNION OF INDIA                                                                       Respondent(s)

O  R  D  E  R

            This is a Writ Petition  filed  under  Article  32  of  the      Constitution of India by the National Federation of  Postal Employees and All India Postal Employees Union GDS (NEPE). The principal prayers in the Writ Petition are, (one) that a  direction  be  issued  to  the respondent to treat the Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil  Servants  for  all purposes at par with the other regular members of the civil services and regular employees in relation to all service matters including the pension and all retiral benefits,  and (two) the Department of  Posts, Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 be declared invalid and unconstitutional.

2.         Having regard to the controversy raised in the  matter, we are satisfied that the grievance of the petitioners can be adequately considered by the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution  of India.

3.         Since about three lakh persons serving as Extra Departmental Agents (Dak  Sevaks)  are  concerned  about  the subject matter and they are spread all over the country, we are satisfied that to avoid multiplicity of proceedings  in  different  High  Courts,  it would be appropriate that the matter is considered by one High Court.

4.         We, accordingly, transfer this Writ Petition to the Delhi High Court for consideration.

5.         The Registry shall transmit the record and  proceedings of  the Writ Petition to the Delhi High Court.

6.         Upon receipt of the record  and  proceedings of the Writ Petition, the Registry of the Delhi High Court shall register the Writ Petition and proceed with the matter accordingly.

7.         So far as this Court is concerned, Writ Petition stands disposed of.



......................J.
 ( R.M. LODHA )


......................J.
 ( SHIVA KIRTI SINGH )

NEW DELHI;

DECEMBER 13, 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013

SEMINAR ON COMMON DEMANDS FOR 7TH CPC

Comrades,
                 The work paper on the seminar on common demands of Central Government Employees which is to be held on 18/12/2013   at Bangalore from 10 am to 5pm at 4th Floor Seminar hall Income tax Office Queens Road  near to GPO Bangalore   are published along with detailed justification of about 55 pages for your reference and fruitful discussion. 
 

Comradely yours
P.S.Prasad
General Secretary 
Email: cockarnataka@hotmail.coM

Thursday, 21 November 2013

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SOURCE: WWW.IMD.GOV.IN

CYCLONE HELEN

 The severe cyclonic storm 'Helen' will cross the Andhra Pradesh coast on Friday, and would bring very heavy rainfall under its influence, Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

The severe cyclonic storm would move west-northwestwards slowly for some time, then west southwestwards and cross south Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machillipatnam, close to Ongole around afternoon of November 22, the IMD said.

IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over coastal Andhra Pradesh and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall at Rayalaseema and adjoining north Tamil Nadu.

"Gale winds speed reaching 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph would prevail along and off south Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu coasts," it said.

Squally winds with speeds reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph would prevail along and off north Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Sea conditions would be very high along and off Andhra Pradesh coast, and rough to very rough in north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts, it added. 

source:www.timesofindia.indiatimes

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

NFPE- DIAMOND JUBILEE INAUGURAL CEREMONY

NFPE- DIAMOND JUBILEE INAUGURAL CEREMONY


  
INAUGURAL CEREMONY 
OF ONE YEAR LONG 
      DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF NFPE 
 WILL BE HELD 
ON 
24th NOVEMBER 2013 (SUNDAY) 04.00PM 
AT 
MP's CLUB , NORTH AVENUE, 
NEAR NFPE OFFICE, NEW DELHI.

           Dr. PRABHAT PATNAIK WILL INAUGURATE
                     THE NFPE CELEBRATIONS

  Com. Basudev Acharya M.P. will be the Chief Guest
                            
                            ************
  Fratenally yours

  M.Krishnan
  Secretary General
  NFPE

                                          ALL ARE INVITED

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY




 
About International Men's Day :  

International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on November 19. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United Nations.


The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care.


International Men's Day is celebrated in over 50 countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, India, China, United States, Singapore, Malta, United Kingdom, South Africa, Moldova, Hungary, Ireland, Ghana, Canada, Denmark, Austria, France, Pakistan, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and Italy, on November 19, and global support for the celebration is broad.


According to its creators, International Men’s Day is a time to highlight discrimination against men and boys in areas of health, family law, education, media or other areas and to project their positive contributions and achievements. During past years the method of commemorating International Men's Day included public seminars, classroom activities at schools, radio and television programs, peaceful displays and marches, debates, panel discussions, and art displays.The manner of observing this annual day is optional, and any appropriate forums can be used.


Early pioneers of IMD reminded that the day is not intended to compete against International Women's Day, but is for the purpose of highlighting men's experiences. Each year a secondary theme is suggested, such as peace in 2002, men’s health in 2003, healing and forgiveness in 2007, or positive male role models in 2009, although it is not compulsory to adopt these themes and participants are welcome to come up with their own to suit their needs and local concerns. In 2009 the following broad objectives were ratified as a basis for all International Men’s Day observations:


• To promote positive male role models not just movie stars and sports men but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives.
• To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment.
• To focus on men’s health and wellbeing social, emotional, physical and spiritual.
• To highlight discrimination against men in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law.
• To improve gender relations and promote gender equality.
• To create a safer, better world where people can be safe and grow to reach their full potential


Source: www.mensday.ws
 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Monday, 11 November 2013

UNFILLED VACANCIES-SECRETARY GENERAL WRITES TO DG(POSTS)

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

Ref: PF/GENL/2013                                                                                                 Dated – 11.11.2013

To

Ms. P. Gopinath
Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001

Madam,

Sub: - Non filling of notified vacancies in Direct recruitment of PAs/SAs/PA (SBCO) categories – Declaration of results – reg.

We are rather dismayed to convey our sentiments regarding unfilling of PAs/SAs/PASB (CO) to the extent of notified vacancies due to paucity of available applicants securing the minimum qualifying marks.

The recruitment process prolonged for more than a year by the private agency (CMC Ltd) and the main reason for is said to be the quantum of applications came in lakhs. As per the provisions of the present recruitment rules, the vacancies thrown to GDS under direct recruitment as residuary vacancies are also to be filled through this process of examination. After declaring the result in many circles, it has become clear that so many vacancies are still remaining unfilled due to dearth of qualified candidates securing prescribed minimum marks of the relevant categories.

It may not be disputed that most of the applicants are over qualified and even they are unable to get the pass standard for a clerical post is not a sign of fair pattern of setting of questions. If in one circle, out of one lakh highly qualified applicants, even about 200 candidates are not qualified that it is not the fault of the candidates but faulty procedure and unrealistic framing of question etc is the reasons of such mass-scale failure.

The following are our suggestions to recover from such situation of non availability of suitable hands for clerical posts among the mass of educated youths applied.

The recruitment agency shall suitably be insisted to maintain the necessary level of setting of question papers to ensure filling up of all vacancies. We are not pleading for lower standard, but the reality is to be taken in to account that even after a lengthy process, sufficient number of eligible recruits are in need despite big crowd were in fray.
As the private recruitment agency is not succeeded to secure the sufficient number required, by the department it is requested to reconsider the continuance of such private agencies in our recruitment process. As the contract period of CMC Ltd is nearing completion we may not renew it based on our experience not only in framing question, but also in giving wrong answer keys in the examination it conducted.
Notwithstanding some draw backs it seems that the earlier system of recruitment process by Circle/divisional heads is even better atleast to fill up all the vacant posts.


The residuary vacancies notified for GDS is not filled to the extent of even one percent due to dearth of qualified GDS shows the necessity of relaxing the standards of age and percentage of marks in the qualifying and the competitive examination is to be considered. It is noteworthy to mention here that an SC in open market with 45% of marks in 12th class is eligible to apply, but for an SC in GDS category requires 50%. The marks relaxation to OBC, SC & ST categories in GDS is not provided in the recruitment rules and it is needed to be rectified.
In the recruitment process, all the vacancies are arranged to be filled up and carrying over to next year will be deemed injustice to the applicants. Further failing to fill up the vacancies will result in overloading of work to the existing staff. Hence, the process of recruitment may be revamped to make sure the filling up of all vacancies in existence at the time of declaration of results.
As the unfilled vacancies for the year 2011 and 2012 is in higher side, it is requested to notify supplementary recruitment immediately exclusively to fill up the existing vacancies.

To sustain the above said points the position prevailing in Tamilnadu circle is given in the table below.

Announced DR vacancies for the year 2011, 2112     -           621
Results Declared                                                         -           477      unfilled vacancies       -           144

Anticipated DR vacancies for the year 2013
(yet to be announced)                                     -           350      unfilled vacancies       -           350

Announced Residual vacancies for 2010, 2011          -           240
Results declared                                                         -           4          unfilled vacancies       -           236

No. of posts kept vacant in PA cadre due to
Local arrangements in Supervisory posts
(unfilled LSG/HSG II/HSG I Posts)                               -           382      unfilled vacancies       -           382

Announced LGO vacancies for 2013                           -           338      unfilled vacancies       -           338

LR P.As to be maintained exclusive of the 10%
of the sanctioned strength (approximately)               -           900      unfilled vacancies       -           900

The same alarming position is existing in many more circles and a decision to set right the issues in the recruitment process is the requirement of this hour.

Awaiting early response,

Yours faithfully,


(M. Krishnan)


Secretary General

Friday, 8 November 2013

STRIKE IN SHIMOGA POSTAL DIVISION

KARNATAKA CIRCLE, SHIMOGA POSTAL DIVISION  _  ENTIRE EMPLOYEES ON STRIKE FROM 7TH  NOVEMBER.


Entire Postal Employees of Shimoga Division under the banner of NFPE went on indefinite strike from 7th November 2013 protesting against the autocratic misbehavior and anti union, anti employee activities of the Divisional Superintendent. Strike is total and entered second day. NFPE extends its full support and solidarity and congratulates the fighting comrades of SHIMOGA.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

MARS ORBITER MISSION

  • PSLV-C25, in its twenty fifth flight, successfully launches Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft from SDSC SHAR Sriharikota. We salute to our scientists & all staff of ISRO.


Thursday, 31 October 2013

ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು

Happy Rajyotsava to all Kannadigas..posting few pictures in the spirit of rajyotsava. Karnataka flag has two colors yellow and red, so I am posting few pictures through which I saw the colors of our flag..

ನಮ್ಮ ಅಂಗಳದ ಹೂವ್ವು /Flower of our garden ..........

ದೀಪಾವಳಿಯ ದೀಪಗಳು/ Festive lights of Deepavali ......
ದೀಪಾವಳಿ  ದೀಪದ ತಟ್ಟೆ / Deepavali  Lamp Platter 
Finally I tried Capsicum Masale Bath from Kavya Naimish Blog. It was a winner at home today, so posting it for the spirit of Rajyotsava Colors...
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ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು

ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು 


CADRE RESTRUCTURING


ORGANISATIONAL MEETING AT HOSPET HO

AN ORGANISATIONAL MEETING OF AIPEU UNION, HOSPET BRANCH WAS HELD AT HOSPET HO ON 27.10.2013 AT HOSPET HO PREMISES.

Sri Satish M, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU P3,Bellary
Sri. Anis Ahmed,President,AIPEU P3,Bellary  had chaired the meeting.


Saturday, 26 October 2013

COM. S.C.JAIN REINSTATED

Orders reinstating into service  Com. S.C.Jain  Ex-Circle Secretary P3 NFPE Madhya Pradesh Circle  who was compulsorily retired from service for trade union activities, issued today as per the direction given by Directorate to the CPMG.
           NFPE and P3 CHQ has taken up the case with Secretary, Department of Posts. This is the great victory of NFPE in the fight against trade union victimization.

                Red Salute to NFPE / P3 CHQ leadership and all comrades who supported the struggle movement.



 M.Krishnan,
 Secretary General NFPE,

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Nod for Development Board for Hyderabad-Karnataka region

President Pranab Mukherjee, late on Wednesday evening, issued an order allowing Karnataka Governor to set up a separate Development Board for Hyderabad-Karnataka region, consisting of six districts, under the recently introduced Article 371J of the Constitution.
The districts to be benefited are: Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur, Koppal, Yadgir and Bellary.

The Board has come into force with immediate effect. It will ensure equitable allocation of funds to meet the development needs of the region from the State Budget. It will promote employment from the region by providing for local cadres in service; and provide reservation in educational and vocational training institutions to the locals.

The Presidential Order has been issued under the “State of Karnataka (Special Responsibility of Governor for Karnataka-Hyderabad Region) Order, 2013” under Article 371J of the Constitution.
Union Railway Minister and Lok Sabha member from Gulbarga Mallikarjun Kharge told The Hindu that the dream of the people in the six backward districts for the last 12 years had come true now with the establishment of the Board for their development. The districts would get special financial packages from various central ministries meant for development of backward areas and this could not be considered discriminatory.

As there was a constitutional protection – under Article 371J – the decision for providing reservation in jobs or educational institutions or other privileges could not be questioned before the court of law, Mr. Kharge said.


Informed sources said 21 out of 39 taluks in the six districts were “most backward”. The report on the human development index of regions also confirmed the same.


source- www.hindu.com

Saturday, 19 October 2013

FLASH NEWS- CENTRAL JCA MEETING

NFPE & FNPO DECIDED TO GO ON NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE IF THE DEMAND FOR INCLUSION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNDER THE PURVIEW OF 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION IS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE STRIKE WILL BE

(1) Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC

(2) Regularisation of Casual, Part-time, Contingent Employees and Revision of their wages with effect from 01.01.2006 (as per 6th CPC wage revision) & Grant of DA

(3)Merger of 50% DA with pay for all employees including GDS

The above decision was taken in the Central JCA Meeting held on 19.10.2013 at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri. T. N. Rahate, President, FNPO.


(M. Krishnan)                                                      (D. Theagarajan)
Secretary General                                                Secretary General

NFPE                                                                    FNPO

Friday, 18 October 2013

POSTAL ASSISTANT- DIRECT RECRUITMENT RESULT OF KARNATAKA

POSTAL ASSISTANT- DIRECT RECRUITMENT RESULT OF KARNATAKA CIRCLE IS EXPECTED TODAY.

ALL THE BEST FOR THE ASPIRANTS

Thursday, 17 October 2013

AIPEU GDS(NFPE) - PARLIAMENT MARCH


A book on India Postal system from 1668 to 2007 - published by National Book Trust. - a part of it has been included in the NCERT book of Class-VIII

Trailing the journey of the Indian postal system from 1668 till 2007, Arvind Kumar Singh’s book“ Bharatiya Dak: Sadiyon Ka Safarnama” has been chosen by the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development for the Shiksha Puraskar or the Education Award for the year 2009. The award was launched by the Government of India in 1992 for encouraging original writings in Hindi in the field of education.
Published by National Book Trust, the book has already been translated into three languages -- English, Hindi and Assamese -- and is going to be translated in seven to 12 more languages.
“This book has been a best-seller on the subject and that the new editions will have a new look,” said an NBT representative.
One of its chapters titled “ Chittiyon KI Anokhi Duniya – the unique world of letters” has also been included in the NCERT book of Class VIII which runs into seven pages.
Titled the “Moving encyclopaedia of Indian Post” in English, the book has 43 chapters and explains in detail the postal systems during the times of kings and nobility, modern and rural postal systems, postmen’s lives and the hardships they face, postcard, letterbox, earlier postal services through pigeons to dak-bunglows to horses and elephants and from male runners to rail, air etc.

Arvind Singh’s book has been written for the layman and is about the post Independence status of the postal services. It covers the challenges met by the carriers of postal services and its heroic survival despite the onslaught of technology via mobile, internet and private couriers.

It notes that that stalwarts in their own fields like Noble Laureate C.V. Raman, authors Munshi Prem Chand, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Nirad C. Chaudhary and Mahashewta Devi, actor Dev Anand and celebrated Dogri writers Shivnath and Krishna Bihari ‘Noor’ were once postal department employees.


Recalling a story about another person who wanted to write on the subject, the 52-year-old author, who hails from UP, said: “A postman in Allahabad wanted to write a book on the subject but due to financial constraints and ill health he died. He would get me my money order which I used to wait desperately for in my college days in Allahabad. Once when I didn’t get any money order, I went to see him. He was ill. I came to know that day that he used to give me money from his own pocket if my money order didn’t reach on time. It humbled me immensely and raised my curiosity to know more about the lives of postmen. But due to the lack of any research material, I had to run across the whole of India and meet almost every postman, virtually every post office to know the reality behind this unique service.”

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

HAPPY WORLD POST DAY

2013 Message from the Director General-Universal Postal Union

The Post, delivering for people and businesses daily


In every country, postal services play a vital role in the exchange of information and goods.

In 2012, Posts globally delivered 350 billion letters and more than 6 billion parcels. They also processed millions of financial transactions.

While the core letter-post service remains an important part of the business – letters still accounted, on average, for 45% of a Post's overall revenues in 2012 – the gradual decline in business mail is forcing national postal services to redefine themselves. ---source WWW.UPU.INT

Posts around the world are diversifying their products and services to better meet customers' needs for reliability, speed and security. As e-commerce grows, they are positioning themselves as the delivery service of choice for goods ordered online. There is no question that Posts remain important facilitators of national and international trade in this constantly evolving world.

Postal financial services, as well as parcels and logistics services, are also on the rise. Soon, revenues from each of these services are expected to account, on average, for more than 20% of a Post’s business. Posts that have never been involved in financial services, or that have been only minimally involved, are considering entering that market.

This is a logical step. Why? Because of the postal network's vast reach. The postal network remains the largest physical network in the world and a fundamental infrastructure that enables large segments of the economy to function.

With more than 600,000 post offices globally, postal services are inclusive and accessible; no one gets turned away. The Post is truly a public service for every citizen, irrespective of one's position in society.

This 9 October, on World Post Day, I urge governments to remember their national Post's potential for delivering essential social and economic services to their citizens and businesses. And I salute the dedication of the more than 5 million postal staff worldwide who work to connect people and businesses everywhere daily.
I wish you the very best on World Post Day 2013.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

CONFEDERATION EFFORTS TO CHANGE THE HOLIDAY OF DUSSEHRA

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
(Central Head Quarters)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001


Ref: Confd./GENL/2013-14                                               Dated – 26.09.2013

To

Sri. V. Narayanasamy
Hon’ble Minister of State
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
New Delhi - 110001

Sir,

Sub: -  Request declaration of Holiday on 14.10.2013 in lieu of 13.10.2013 – case of Karnataka State.

The main festival of Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) is being celebrated on 14.10.2013 in entire Karnataka State and the world famous Jambu Savari procession takes place on 14.10.2013 at Mysore. As the standard holidays for Vijaya Dashami has been declared on 13.10.2013 vide your office letter dated 05.06.2012, the C. G. Employees could not avail holiday on 14.10.2013, the real date of its celebration.

The optional holidays could not be exercised in the state on 14.10.2013, as they have already been exercised for Sankranthi, Ugadi & Ganesh Chatturthi as holidays by the CGEWCE, Karnataka. As such the only option available is to modify the holiday on 13.10.2013 as 14.10.2013 only in respect of Karnataka Circle.

As this is a main festival in respect of Karnataka Circle, it is requested to consider the option at the earliest.

A line in reply about the action taken is highly solicited.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,


(M. Krishnan)

Friday, 16 August 2013

BETTER LATE, THAN NEVER

better late, than never!!
at last department of posts and ministry of communications  admitted that mckensey
model (mnop) l1, l2
is a total failure
orders issued to restore the old position
name remains (l1, L2) but the scheme stands scraped
the stand taken by the jca (nfpe & fnpo)
from the very beginning has been proved right.
it is a victory for our continuous campaign and struggles including the decision for indefinite strike which compelled the department to give an assurance that no rms offices will be closed.
nfpe congratulates the entire postal and rms
employees for this victory.
Now the question to be answered by the authorities are:
1.    Who is responsible for the delay caused to the public mails due to back-routing for the last two years?
2.    Who is responsible for the loss of public faith and trust in the Postal department due to heavy delay caused due to L1, L2 in processing and transmission of public mails?
3.    Who is responsible for paying an amount of more than 100 crores to the Mckensey Consultancy for this anti-people, anti-worker, “Tuglak Model” reforms?
4.    Who are those behind this shady deal with the Mckensy consultancy?  Why are they not taken to task?
                                                                              M. Krishnan

                                                                       Secretary General NFPE