Friday, November 27, 2015
SECRETARY GENERAL AND ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) WILL SIT ON TWO DAYS HUNGER FAST INFRONT OF DAK BHAWAN, NEW DELHI ON 1st& 2nd DECEMBER 2015.
ONE DAY MASS HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF ALL CPMG / PMG & DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 11th DECEMBER 2015.
TO EXPRESS OUR ANGER, RESENTMENT AND STRONG PROTEST AGAINST THE REJECTION OF THE LEGITIMATE DEMANDS OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS BY THE NDA GOVT.
The Federal Secretariat of NFPE held at NFPE Office, New Delhi on 26-11-2015, reviewed the whole situation prevailing among the postal employees in general and the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in particular after the submission of the 7th Central Pay Commission Report to the Govt and also after the appointment of a separate committee for GDS by the Govt, headed by a retired Postal Board Member as Chairman.
The Federal Secretariat further reviewed the proposed two days strike call given by NFPE and AIPEU GDS (NFPE) for realization of the legitimate demands of the Gramin Dak Sevaks, which include bringing the GDS also under the purview of 7th CPC treating them as Civil Servants.
The main demand of NFPE and AIPEU GDS (NFPE) in the charter of demands submitted to Govt and Postal Board is “inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC”. NFPE organized series of agitational programmes for the GDS demands including dharnas, hunger fast, GDS Parliament March, Parliament March under the banner of Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO), one day strike on 12thDecember 2012 and 48 hours strike on 12th & 13th February 2014. Due to our agitational programmes the Postal Board was compelled to submit the proposal for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC to Finance Ministry with favourable recommendations. But the Finance Ministry rejected the proposal three times and it is in this background NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) decided to go for two days strike on December 1st & 2nd demanding the Govt to include GDS under the 7th Pay Commission.
Even though the Govt refused to include the GDS under the 7th CPC, the 7th CPC has suo moto examined the main demand of the GDS ie., treating them as Civil Servants and extending them all the benefits of the departmental employees, ofcourse proportionately. It is most unfortunate that the Pay Commission headed by a retired Supreme Court Justice as Chairman, has considered our demand and categorically stated that Gramin Dak Sevaks are holders of Civil Posts but outside the regular civil service and hence can not be treated at par with other civilian employees. After this observation of the Seventh CPC even if the GDS are included in the 7th CPC they are not going to get a fair deal. This has compelled us to modify the demand placed by us before the Govt in the charter of demands.
NFPE, from the very beginning has opposed the appointment of an Officer Committee for GDS and NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) has tried their best to prevent appointment of an Officer Committee and compelled the department to make effort for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC itself. But now NDA Govt rejected our demand and has unilaterally appointed GDS Committee with a retired Postal Board Member as Chairman and cheated three lakh GDS employees. From our past experiences we know that the retired officers of the Postal Department will never do justice to the Gramin Dak Sevaks.
In view of the fact that 7th CPC has rejected our demand for Civil Servant status and also the Govt has unilaterally imposed the officer committee on GDS, the Federal Secretariat felt that it is not appropriate to go for an immediate strike with the demands raised by us in the charter of demands, i.e., inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC. Now GDS can get justice only if NDA Govt take a policy decision to regularize the services of GDS treating them as Civil Servants. Federal Secretariat is fully aware that we can not expect such a decision from the present NDA Govt and it requires change in the policy of the Government towards GDS. To make a change in the policy decision of the Govt., a bigger mobilization and strike of all postal employees including GDS with the active support and solidarity of other central Govt employees under the banner of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and workers and also the JCM National Council Staffside organizations is required.
The Federal Secretariat decided to explore all possibilities and wider consultations for such a united struggle. The Federal Secretariat felt that to pave way for wider consultations, the independent strike call of NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) need to be deferred and all likeminded organizations are to be brought under a common platform. Accordingly Federal Secretariat unanimously decided to defer the proposed two days strike scheduled to be held on 1st & 2nd December 2015.
The Secretary General and all General Secretaries of NFPE shall sit on two days hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi on 1st & 2nd December 2015 expressing our strong protest to the Govt and also demanding regularization of Gramin Dak Sevaks by granting them civil servant status with all consequential benefits of regular employees.
The Federal Secretariat, while saluting the grass root level workers for their intensive campaign and preparation for the strike, calls upon them to organize one day hunger fast infront of all CPMG / PMG and Divisional Offices throughout the country on 11thDecember 2015 to ventilate our anger, resentment and strong protest against the callous and inhuman attitude of the NDA Govt towards three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks who are the backbone of the Postal Department catering to the needs of the rural population of this country in postal sector.
Federal Executive of NFPE will meet shortly to review the situation and shall decide future course of action.
Source : http://nfpe.blogspot.in
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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
23-November-2015 14:58 IST
26th November to be observed as 'Constitution Day'
The Government has decided to observe 26th November as 'Constitution Day. On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950 marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India. This year,the country is celebrating 125th birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar . The 'Constitution Day' will be a part of these year-long nationwide celebrations. This will be a tribute to Dr. Ambedkar , who played a seminal role in the framing of the Indian Constitution as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is the Nodal Ministry for celebration of Constitution Day. A number of activities will be taken up by other Ministries/Departments which include:-
· Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development has informed that following activities are proposed to be undertaken by all schools under the CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Tibetan School Administration (CTSA), and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) and those under the State Governments and UTs on the occasion of the first "Constitution Day"-
i. Preamble to the Constitution (as it exists on date) to be read out in school assembly on 26th November, 2015 by all students.
ii. One period to be devoted on 26th November, 2015 for a talk on the salient features of the Constitution of India and its making, by a guest speaker or one of the teachers.
iii. Essay competitions and quizzes to be organized on the theme of the Constitution.
iv. An online Essay competition to be also organized on the theme of the Constitution by all CBSE affiliated schools.
· Department of Higher Education, MoHRD has informed that they have already intimated UGC, AICTE, etc. that the day may be celebrated as Constitution Day. It was requested that the colleges wherever possible may organize mock Parliament Sessions and debates on the Indian Constitution on 26th November, 2015. UGC informed that they have requested Dr Ambedkar University, Lucknow to make arrangements for organizing Quiz competition, wherein at State level winners from each State would participate in a quiz at the All India level
· Department of Youth Affair has proposed to ensure following activities:-
a) Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) shall organize quiz competition on Constitution.
b) NSS Units to organize lectures on the Constitution in their colleges/schools.
c) NYS Volunteers/NYKS Youth Club Members to bring awareness and explain the history of constitution in their areas.
d) The 'Preamble' of the Constitution be displayed at their headquarters and in their field offices.
· Ministry of External Affairs has informed that they have already instructed all the Missions/ Stations where Indian schools are located to ensure observance of Constitution Day on 26.11.2015. It is also proposed that Missions/Posts may undertake translation of the Indian Constitution in local language and consider its distribution among academic and research institutions, Parliaments, Indology Centres etc. For the instance, the Indian Constitution has recently been translated into Arabic.
· Ministry of Home Affairs has informed that they have the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and their establishments under Police-II Division, MHA would undertake appropriate action for celebration of Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015.
· Department of Sports has intimated the followings:-
i) All Chief Secretaries/ Sports Secretaries/ Administrator/ Advisor to Administrator have been requested to organize "Run for Equality".
ii) Sports Authority of India (SAI) is making arrangements for activities as follows:-
§ A Symbolic Run termed as "Run for Equality" at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium where the trainees of SAI will participate.
§ Similar action will also be taken by Regional Centres where Run will be organized including SAI trainees and trainees of Come & Play Scheme.
§ The Run will be organized on the pattern it was organized on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of National Unity Day as "Run for Unity."
· Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has decided to illuminate Parliament House Complex on the occasion of Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015 and they have also decided to call for Special Session of Parliament for this purpose.
· The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment has requested to all the State Government/ Union Territories to celebrate Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015.
Central Civil Services ( Conduct ) Rules, 1964 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2015 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the Servants for each year - 12.11.2015
Annual Property Returns required to be filed under the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 for the year 2015 are required to be filed by the 31't January,2016 by all the Government Servants belonging to Group 'A','B':C and erstwhile Group 'D'.