Monday, 23 January 2017

    அன்புத் தோழர்களே, தோழியர்களே வணக்கம்.
GDS ஊழியர்களுடைய ஊதியக்குழு அறிக்கையை  வெளியிட வலியுறுத்தி  நமது NFPE சம்மேளனத்தினால்  இயக்கங்கள் பல நடத்தி இறுதியாக NFPE சம்மேளன அனைத்து பொதுச்செயலாளர்களும் கடந்த 18.01.2017 முதல் கால வரையற்ற உண்ணா விரத போராட்டம் டெல்லிஅஞ்சல்  இலாக்கா அலுவலக வாயிலில் நடத்திட அறைகூவல் விடப்பட்டு அஞ்சல் இலாக்கா அலுவலகத்திற்கு 10.01.2017 அன்று கடிதம் கொடுத்தது. அதன் பின் நிர்வாகம் நமது துறை அமைச்சரிடம் இவ் அறிக்கை ஒப்புதல் பெற்று தேர்தல் ஆணையத்திடம் (வட மாநிலங்களில் சட்டசபை தேர்தல்) அனுமதி பெற்றபின் வெளியிடலாம் என அமைச்சர் கூறியதின் அடிப்படையில் தேர்தல் ஆணையத்திடம் அனுமதி பெற அனுப்பி வைக்கப்பட்டது.
இதன் அடிப்படையில் கடந்த 16.01.2017 நிர்வாகம் நமது சம்மேளன செயலர் தோழர் R.N.பராசர் அவர்களை பேச்சு வார்த்தைக்கு அழைத்து GDS ஊதியக்குழு அறிக்கை தேர்தல் ஆணைய ஒப்புதலுக்கு அனுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளது, விரைவில் அனுமதி பெற்று அறிவிக்கப்படும் எனக் கூறி 18.01.2017 முதல் நடக்க உள்ள உண்ணா விரத போராட்டத்தை கைவிடுமாறு எழுத்து மூலமாக கேட்டுக் கொள்ளப்பட்டது. 

   அதன் பின் சம்மேளனம் உண்ணாவிரத போராட்டத்தை ஒத்திவைத்தது. நிர்வாகமும் கடந்த 18.01.2017 அன்று மாலை இலாக்கா வலைத்தளத்தில் வெளியிட முயற்சி செய்து தொழிற்நுட்ப சிக்கலால் முடியாமல் 19.01.2017 காலை நமது சம்மேளன செயலர் தோழர் R.N.பராசர் அவர்களிடம் அதற்கான நகல் வழங்கப்பட்டது. அதன் பின் நமது வலைத்தளங்களில் வெளியிடப்பட்டது. அதே போல் இவ்வறிக்கையில் உள்ள பாதகங்கள் நிர்வாகத்திற்கு எடுத்து செல்லப்படும்.  

  இவ்வறிக்கையின் பரிந்துரைகள் விரைவில் அனைத்து பொறுப்பாளர்களுக்கும் அனுப்பி வைக்கப்படும். 
The Committee’s major recommendations are summarized below.
1.      The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
New Wage Scales
1. 10,000               -           24,470 (Other than BPM Level 1)
2. 12,000            -       29,380 (Other than BPM Level 2 & BPM Level1)
3. 14,500               -           35,480 (BPM Level 2)
2.      The minimum working hours of GDS Post offices and GDSs is increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
3.      The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
4.      The Level 1 GDS Post Offices/GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level- 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
5.      The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
6.      The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level – 1 to Level – 2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas which presently have 15% anticipated income norms.
7.      The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
8.      The GDSs BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond Level 2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms.
9.      The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B, C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
10.  The six approved categories of GDs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
11.  The job profile of Multi Tasking GDS is expanded to include work such as Business Development and Marketing etc. Their jobs will no more be confined to their old designations. The Assistant BPM will assist BPMs for increasing revenue generation.
12.  The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
13.  The minimum wage has been increased to Rs.10000/- per month and maximum to Rs.35,480/- per month.
14.  The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
15.  A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
16.  Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.
17.  Risk & Hardship Allowance@ Rs.500/- per month for GDSs working in the special areas has also been introduced.
18.  A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
19.  The Celling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs.60,000 to Rs.5,00,000/-.
20.  The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
21.  The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/- to Rs.5,00,000/-.
22.  The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs.100/- per annum to Rs.300/- per annum.
23.  The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
24.  The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistance in the Circle Welfare Fund.
25.  The Committee has recommended addition of Rs.10,000/- for purchase of Tablet/Mobile from the Circle Welfare Fund in the head “Financial Assistance from Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
26.  Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDSs has been recommended.
27.  The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
28.  The Committee has also recommended one week of Paternity Leave.
29.  The Committee has recommended 5 days of emergency leave per annum.
30.  Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
31.  Online system of engagement has been recommended.
32.  The maximum age limit of 50 years for Direct Recruitment of GDSs has been abolished.
33.  Minimum one year of GDS service will now be required for GDSs for Direct Recruitment into Department cadres such as MTS/Postman/Mail Guard.
34.  Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
35.  Voluntary Discharge Scheme has been recommended.
36.  The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
37.  The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The power for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
38.  The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
39.  The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.
40.  The Compassionate Engagement of GDSs has been relaxed to give benefits to eligible dependents in all cases of death of GDS while in service.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

அன்புத் தோழர்களே திரு கமலேஷ் சந்திரா அளித்த GDS ஊதியக்குழு அறிக்கை கீழே கொடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. உங்களுக்கு ஒரு சில செய்திகள் மட்டும் தெளிவுபடுத்தியுள்ளேன்.

இது ஊதியக்குழு அறிக்கை மட்டும் தான். ஆணை இல்லை 

Dear Comrades,

For the Convenience of downloading the GDS Committee Report Chapter wise links has been given below:

= Categories of GDS:
Present Nomenclature
All Branch Post Masters
Assistant Branch Post Master  
= Viability of GDS Post Offices:
New norms for calculation of GDS Pos are recommended.
Further Categorization of GDS POs based on proportion of Revenue / Expenditure
Category of GDS PO
Revenue Norm
Urban & Rural (Normal)
100% of its expenditure
Rural (special)
50% of its expenditure
Proportion of Revenue to expenditure
100% or more of prescribed form
75% to 99% of prescribed form
50% to 74.99% of prescribed form
Less than 50% of prescribed form

=Workload assessment:
In place of point system, the Committee recommends the new wage payment system. The new system linked to revenue generation and not to work load.
= Rural Business Development and Marketing:
The Committee Recommended many items for successful realization of rural business potentials.
= Committee recommends to improve the accessibility, visibility and infrastructure of GDS POs.
PO are with 10’ X 10’ dimensions in ground floor.
Building owned by Gram Panchayat
Building owned by Central Govt or State Govt. ie.,schools or offices
BPM’s own house
Proper rented accommodation in a busy place of the village
Building owned by NGOs.

With all furniture and power supply.

= Legal status of GDS

The Committee observed that the matter is sub judice.

The Department should take suitable steps to increase security of job, prevent exploitation and increase income of GDSs so that they feel secure and live happily with in the GDS system and with the existing legal status.

= Terms and conditions of engagement.

The Committee recommends changes in Rule-3A.
Introduce voluntary discharge scheme on willing to leave the post before 65 years
Discharge from the service on the last day of the month.
Relaxation on limited transfer facility.

= Recommendations on wage structure and fixation of wages.

Committee recommends raising of minimum duty from 3 hours to 4 hours of all GDSs
Comparison : BPM = Postman
                        Asst. BPM & Dak Sevak = MTS
Minimum wage fixed at :
Rs.10,000- for 4 hours & Rs.12,000- for five hours. (Level-I)
Rs.12,000- for 5 hours & Rs.14,500- for five hours (Level-2)
Annual increase @ 3% on 1st January or 1st July
Wage matrix & Wage Level Table & Arrears calculation Table are given in detail.

= Allowances

Dearness Allowance – no change
% of DA with regular employees – no change
Increased rate of DA – no change
 Recommended allowances :

Composite Allowance
Cash Conveyance Allowance
Combined Duty Allowance
Children Education Allowance
Revenue linked Allowance for eligible BPMs
Risk & hardship allowance

Allowances to be withdrawn:

Office Maintenance Allowance
Fixed Stationery Allowance
Boat Allowance
Cycle Maintenance Allowance
Uttarakhand Allowance
Split Duty Allowance.

Composite Allowance Includes:

Rent for housing GDS PO, Rent for Accommodation, washing-repairs-maintenance of premises, furniture, stationery charges, electricity usage charges for office, Mobile / Telephone usage charges, Boat Allowance/ CMA/ TA, Hospitality charges for drinking water, other incidental charges.

=Performance Related Incentive

Revenue linked allowance along with the present system of incentives with automatic payment at the end of each month.

= Ex-gratia Bonus

Dept should re-examine the formula for payment of bonus and ex gratia bonus with reference to the share of revenue generated by the departmental as well as GDS POs.

= Methods of engagement

Method of selection : on line method engagement should be introduced.
Recruiting Authority : appended to the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011
Qualification :SSC/SSLC from State Board/CBSE/ICSE with certificate course or diploma course in IT
Knowledge of local language.
Maintenance of Reservation roster at divisional level.
Stop the security in the form of FG bonds, introduce 5 year TD or NSC as security.

= Career Progression

There is need to increase the Direct Recuitment quota of GDS in Postman & Mail Guard because of large working strength of GDS and to provide them with better opportunities for getting into departmental posts.

 Introduce a guaranteed special increase in wages after 12, 24 & 36 years of service with two annual increases.

Designation of GDSs should be changed after each financial upgradation.

=Leave & substitute arrangement:

Paid leave should be renamed as ordinary leave and enhanced from 20 to 30 days in a year.

Introduce Encashment of Ordinary leave.
Introduce ‘emergency leave’ for 5 days in a calendar year, but no carry forward.

No full time substitute will be engaged.

Women GDS – 26 weeks of maternity leave and paid from salary head.
Paternity leave for 7 days.

= Disciplinary Rules:

Department  should add a new punishment of ‘compulsory discharge from the service’ in the list  “major penalties’ and the content of Rule-9 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement)Rules 2011.

= Social Security Schemes:

Severance Amount : @ Rs.4,000 from 01-01-2016 for every completed year of service subject to maximum of Rs.1,50,000-.

Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS):

GDS contribution should be revised as minimum of 3% and maximum of 10%  of the basic wage per month.

Department contribution should be fixed as 3% of the basic wage.

Bring the GDS under the purview of Gratuity Act with an upper limit of Rs.5,00,000-

Group Insurance Scheme : enhance the rate of monthly subscription by Rs.500 per month with insurance coverage of Rs.5,00,000-.

=Welfare Schemes:

GDS CWF subscription should be enhanced from Rs.20- to Rs.100- pm.
Department grant should be enhanced from Rs.100- to Rs.300- PA.

Point system should not be applied to the compassionate appointment of dependents of GDS.

Photo identity cards to all GDS with free of cost.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

நமது நீதிமன்ற வழக்கு வேறு ஒரு தேதியில் மாற்றப்பட்டுள்ளதாக வழக்கறிஞர் கூறியுள்ளார். எந்த தேதி என தகவல் வந்ததும் தெரியப்படுத்தப்படும்


GDS Court Case proceedings in Pr.CAT, Delhi -- our Advocate informed that the case is postponed to another date. Date will be intimated latter.

அன்புத் தோழர்களே இன்று மாலை 06.50 மணி அளவில் GDS ஊழியர்களின் ஊதியக்குழு அறிக்கை India Post வலைதளதளத்தில் வெளியிடப்பட்டது, அதே நேரத்தில் நமது GDS பொதுச்செயலாளர் தோழர் P.பாண்டுரங்கராவ் உடன் பதிவிறக்கம் செய்தார் ஆனால் அதற்குள் ஏதோ தொழிற்நுட்ப கோளாறு ஏற்பட்டதால் பதிவிறக்கம் முழுமை பெறாமல் நின்றுவிட்டது. இரவு  11.10 மணிவரை வலைதளத்தில் இலாக்கா வெளியிடவில்லை. நாளை இலாகா அறிக்கையை வெளியிட்டவுடன் அதில் உள்ள சாதக பாதகங்கள் நமது வலைத்தளத்தில் வெளியிடப்படும்.

ஊரில் ஒரு பழமொழி கூறுவார்கள்.ஒரு நரி கடல் அருகே அமர்ந்தது கடல் நிச்சயம் ஒருநாள் நீர் இல்லாமல் வற்றிப் போகும் நிறைய மீன்களை சாப்பிடலாம் என காத்திருந்ததாம். கடல் எப்போது வற்றுவது நரி எப்போது மீன் சாப்பிடுவது. இறுதியில் குடல் வற்றி இறந்தே போனது. அதே கதையாகத்தான் நம் காதையும் நடக்கிறது.

தோழர்களே 01.01.2016 க்கு பின் பணி நிறைவு பெற்று சென்றவர்கள் சில நூறு தோழர்கள் இருக்கலாம் அவர்கள் நிலையை இலாக்கா சித்திக்க கூடாதா? 

தேவையில்லாமல் காலதாமதத்தை உருவாக்காகியுள்ளது  இந்த அரசும் நமது இலாக்கா அதிகாரிகளும்.எந்த எதிர்பார்ப்பும் இல்லாமல் இலாக்கா கூறியதை எல்லாம் செய்த GDS தோழர்களுக்கு அளிக்கும் பணிக்கொடை தருவதாக நினைத்து மிகுந்த மனஉளைச்சலை தருகிறார்கள். 
    நன்றி நிர்வாகமே!!! மத்திய அரசே உமக்கும் நன்றி !!!..மாநிலச் சங்கம



While downloading the copy from the website, it is interrupted and could not be down loaded and we do not have the opportunity to get it done.

It is learnt that due to technical problem taken place while uploading in the web site and can be rectified tomorrow morning.

Though it is very disappointing situation, we have to wait up to tomorrow. Kindly bear with the situation.

Our CHQ will try to publish the details / highlights of the Report as soon as possible.



GDS Committee Report published by the department. Copy will be published in NFPE Website shortly.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
NEW DLEHI - 110001

Ref: NFPE/AIPEU-GDS/AGTN/2017                                          Dated – 17.01.2017



Dear Comrades,

As you are aware, the GDS Committee headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member, has submitted its report to Government on 24th November 2016. Secretary, Posts, informed us that the report will be published only after getting approval of the Minister, Communications. Earlier, GDS Committee Report was published on the very same date of submission. 7th Pay Commission Report was also published immediately on submission to Government.

Protesting against the unjustified stand of the Department, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS conducted nationwide agitational programmes like protest demonstration, dharna etc. Finally we have given notice for indefinite hunger fast in front of the Directorate from 18.01.2017, by Secretary General, NFPE and all General Secretaries of affiliated Unions including AIPEU-GDS. After our hunger fast notice things started moving. Secretary, Department of Posts deputed a Senior Officer to the Minister’s office to get the approval of the Minister. Minister granted permission to publish the Report with a condition that Election Commission’s approval should be obtained before publishing the Report, as Election Commission has already declared election to five State Assemblies.

On 16.01.2017, the Department called us for discussion with Member (Technology). In the discussion Member (T) informed that “a reference has been made to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and a response is expected shortly”We recorded our strong protest against the unjustified delay in publishing the report. The Member (T) expressed “the difficulty in hosting the report in the Department’s website on account of the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in view of assembly elections having been announce in five states”The appeal given by the Department to call off the indefinite hunger fast is published below.

In view of the above, the Federal Secretariat of NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has reviewed the situation based on the written assurance given by the Department and has decided to postpone the indefinite hunger fast to be commenced from 18th January 2017. Even if we go on indefinite fast or strike, Department cannot publish it without the permission of Election Commission, as the Department has already submitted it to Election Commission for permission.

We hope that the Election Commission will grant permission shortly to publish the Report.

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS has made sincere effort for compelling the Department to publish the GDS Committee Report and conducted nationwide agitational programmes. It is only because of our agitational programmes and indefinite hunger fast notice, the Department was compelled to get permission and also submitted it for Election Commission’s approval.

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS always stand with the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks and we assure our GDS employees that if GDS Committee Report is against the interest of the GDS NFPE & AIPEU-GDS will declare serious agitational programmes including strike.

Fraternally yours,

R. N. Parashar                                                                  P. Panduranga Rao

Secretary General, NFPE                                                    General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS

Friday, 13 January 2017

    அன்புத் தோழர்களே GDS ஊழியர்களின் ஊதியக்குழு அறிக்கை தேர்தல் ஆணையத்தில் அனுமதிபெற்று வெளியிடலாம் என நமது இலாக்கா அமைச்சர் கூறியதாக இலாக்கா செயலர் இன்று மாலை நமது NFPE சம்மேளன பொதுச் செயலர் தோழர் R.N.பராசர் அவர்களிடம்  தகவலை தெரிவித்து   வரும் 16 ம் தேதி தேர்தல் அலுவலகத்தில் அனுமதி பெற்று வெளியிடப்படும் என கூறியதாக நமக்கு தகவல் கொடுத்து அஞ்சல் 3 அகில இந்திய வலைதளத்திலும் வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. அதே தகவலை நமது அகில இந்திய GDS வலைத்தளத்திலும் வெளியிடப்பட்டது.
      ஆகவே வரும் திங்கள் அல்லது செவ்வாய் கிழமையில் GDS ஊதியக்குழு அறிக்கை வெளிவரும் என எதிர் பார்க்கப்படுகிறது. அதன் பின் அதில் உள்ள தகவல்கள் நமது சம்மேளனத்தால் பரிசீலிக்கப்பட்டு நாம் கேட்ட சமவேலைக்கு சம ஊதியம் மற்றும் இலாக்கா ஊழியர்களுக்கு இணையான அனைத்து சலுகைகளும் வழங்கப்பட்டிருத்தால் ஏற்றுக்கொள்வோம் இல்லை முரண்பாடுகள் இருப்பின் இலாக்கா முதல்வருக்கு எடுத்துச் செல்லப்பட்டு  அம் முரண்பாடுகளுக்கு தீர்வு பெற்று ஆணை பெறுவோம்.
     நமது தொழிற்சங்கம்  அறிவித்த இயக்கம் வரும் 18.01.2017 முதல் நடைபெற உள்ள நமது சம்மேளன  அனைத்து பொதுச்செயலாளர்கள் தொடர் உண்ணா விரத போராட்டத்திற்கு அறிவிப்புக்கு பதில் அளிக்கும்படி இந்த தகவல் இலாக்காவினால் கொடுக்கப்பட்டிருக்கிறது என்பதை அனைத்து GDS ஊழியர்களும் உணர்வார்கள், இதில் எந்த ஊழியர்களுக்கும் மாற்று கருத்து இருக்க வாய்ப்பு இல்லை.
       ஆகவே நமது NFPE சம்மேளத்தின் மேல் நம்பிக்கை வைப்போம்.



Today Directorate has informed the Secretary General, NFPE that Hon'ble Minister of Communications has granted permission to publish the GDS Committee Report with a condition that Election Commission's approval should be obtained before publishing the Report.
Directorate has also informed that they will meet the Election commission on 16th January (Monday) and submit the letter seeking approval for publishing the GDS Committee Report.
          R.N.Parashar                                                                                   P.Pandurangarao
    Secretary General                                                                               General Secretary
             NFPE                                                                                               AIPEU - GDS