Tuesday, January 31, 2012


The following officials were elected unanimously as Circle office bearers at the circle conference held at SHIMOGA from 8/1/2012 to 11/1/2012.
President : Com. S. Devapala SPM J C Road PO, Bangalore-560002
Vice Presidents ; 1) Com: N. Chandrashekhar, PM Gr.II, Sheshadripuram PO, BG-560020
2) Com. Lakshman Ksheersagar PA Bagalkot HO
3) Com. M B Shivalingaiah Accountant D O Channapatna Dn
Circle Secretary : Com. S S Manjunath PM Gr.I, Viswaneedam PO, BG-560091

Assistant Circle : 1) Com. Shylesh Kumar DPM, Arsikere HO, Hassan dn.
Secretaries 2) Com. C Anantha Murthy PRI P Basavanagudi HO
3) Com. A N Desai PA PSD Hubli
4) Com. M Satish SPM Nehru Colony Bellary 583103
5) Com.R.S. Karnic PA Bangalore GPO
Financial Secretary ; Com. Prakash Rao PRIP Shimoga HO
Asst Financial Secretary; Com.G Janakiram PA Domlur PO, Bangalore-560071
Organisng Secretaries; Com. Javarayi Gowda, PM Gr.I, Dr Ambedkar Veedi PO,BG-1
Com. M M Bagali, PRI(P), Raichur HO
Com. H R Ravishankar PA Manasagangothri PO, Mysore-7
Auditor: Com. K Lakshmanan SPM Udupi Court PO

1. Com. H M Raju SA Kolar HO
2. Com. Rajesh Kumar PA Puttur HO
3. Com. LG Manohar SPM Mudigere PO
4. Com. M B Patil PA Gulbarga HO
5. Com. R G Hegde PA Sirsi HO



PURI WORKSHOP FROM 04.02.2012 TO 05.02.2012


4.2.2012 10.00 Flag hoisting
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE & CHQ President
10.20 Com. M. Krishnan will be on the Chair, CHQ President
10.30 Welcome Address: Com. R. C. Mishra, Vice President, CHQ
10.45 Introduction about the aim & object of the workshop
Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary
11.15 Disciplinary Rulings – “An Introduction, analysis & Challenges before Trade Unionists”
Com. M. C. Nair, Retd. SSPos, Trivandrum
13.15 LUNCH

14.15 Contributory Negligence – Protection from its misuse.
Com. M. R. Meenakshisundaram, Retd. Supervisor, Chennai GPO
16.00 Right to Information Act & Role of Trade Union activists.
Com. B. G. Tamhankar Ex-CHQ President

17.30 Group Study

Note: - All the 180 delegates will be divided into 12 groups consisting of 15 delegates in each group. The leaders of the groups will be selected among the group members during lunch break. The leaders or one representative from each group can raise any questions/doubts on disciplinary matters. Therefore there will be a group study for 1 hour from 17.30 hours to 18.30 hours.

18.30 to 20.00 Interaction sessions on all the topics discussed on 04.02.2012
Presidium will be Com. M. Krishnan, CHQ President, K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary, Com. M. C. Nair, Com. B. G. Tamhankar & Com. M. R. Meenakshisundaram.

20.00 to 21.00 Questions will be asked from the Presidium to the participants to ascertain the understanding about the topics taken on that day’s class and discussions.

21.00 Dinner

Note: - If the business could not be completed within the prescribed time, night session, if need be, will be organized.

05.02.2012 Com. Mangesh Parab, Working President (CHQ)

08.00 to 10.00 Group Study by the respective groups separately

10.00Leaders qualities of cadres & the Role of P3 in building joint movement”.Introduction by: Com. K. Ragavendran, Ex-Working President, CHQ

11.00 to 11.30 Discussion by representatives of 12 groups

11.30 to 14.00 “How to represent the issues by citing rules before administration”
Com. K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary will initiate the debate
Model questions will be given to each group in previous day end. The group leader/representative will present their case for the consumption of others. The group study from 08.00 AM to 10.00 AM has been organized for that purpose alone.

14.00 LUNCH

15.00 to 17.00 Postal Trade Union history & our present task
Com. M. Krishnan, CHQ President & Secretary General NFPE

17.00 to 19.00 Objective type questions will be supplied to all the participants. All are requested to furnish answers. No options in the question will be provided. The valuated result will be intimated by post to the respective participants.

19.00 Presentation of certificates to the Participants.

19.30 Feed back from the delegates

20.15 Vote of thanks Com. Rajesh, Divisional Secretary, Puri

As we have confined the workshop for two days, it will be in tight schedule. More time will be allotted to the participants to exchange and share their experiences with other delegates. All delegates may please come with full devotion to attend the workshop that they will not get any spare time during these two days. A comprehensive note on disciplinary rulings and other topics will be supplied to the delegates.

Let us make the workshop a fruitful and educative one.

Note: -
(i) The Receiption committee will organize a sightseeing tour on 06.02.2012 to the willing participants. The expenditure towards hiring bus shall be borne by the participants.
(ii) The TA/DA for CHQ office bearers/Mahila Sub Committee members may please be borne by the respective circle unions as this is exclusively an educative programme. The Circle Secretaries are requested for this effect.
(iii) All delegates are requested not to leave the workshop on both days and should not have any other programmes. Don’t book for your return ticket on 05.02.2012 before 11 PM.

Monday, January 23, 2012



Ref: PJCA/GENL/2012 Dated – 21.01.2012



Minister of State for
Communications & Information Technology
Government of India, New Delhi - 110003

Respected Sir,

We record our immense pleasure for the kind gesture of the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications & I. T. for arranging an interview with the staff unions to discuss the pending issues.

We record our sincere thanks to the Hon’ble Minister and we assure our fullest cooperation in the improvement of service to public. We further desire to bring the following issues which are pending for a long to the kind notice of Hon’ble Minister requesting his kind intervention for the mitigation of the same.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Issue relating to Gramin Dak Sevaks

The following long pending issues of the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks may kindly be considered favourably.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->(a) <!--[endif]-->Grant of civil servants status for all purposes.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(b) <!--[endif]-->25% outside quota recruitment in Postmen promotion may be withdrawn.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(c) <!--[endif]-->Enhancement of Bonus ceiling to Rs.3500/- at par with regular employees.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(d) <!--[endif]-->Revision of tightened norms for cash handling etc.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(e) <!--[endif]-->Stop reduction of existing allowance (TRCA) and grant full protection.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(f) <!--[endif]-->Review of the tightened norms for compassionate appointment.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(g) <!--[endif]-->Scraping of the newly notified “GDs Conduct and Engagement Rules” and restore previous “GDS Conduct and Employment Rules”.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(h) <!--[endif]-->Counting of GDS service for pension on promotion to the post of postmen and Group ‘D’ (MTS).

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2. Grant of Minimum Pay to the casual labourers working in postal department and regularization.
Despite crystal clear orders in existence to grant the minimum of Group ‘D’ Pay on pro-rata basis to the casual labourers as per the Sixth CPC report, it has not been extended so far to the casual, part-time, contingent employees working in the Postal department. There is an inordinate delay in releasing the orders. In all other departments pro-rata payment has already been made in the year 2008 itself. Notwithstanding the implementation of the recommendations of the committee on casual labour issues constituted by the Postal Board, it is requested to cause immediate orders to pay the minimum of the pay to the casual labourers w.e.f. 1.1.2006. Action may also be taken for regularization of the service of casual, part-time, contingent employees.

3. Regularization of RTP Services and ending the discrimination between the restwhile RTPs
(i) As per the Directorate letter dated 19.4.96, the implementation of the Ernakulam CAT judgment granting the past RTP service as regular service for all purposes was restricted only to the applicants of the O.A. This is against to the decisions of the various judicial pronouncements that the benefits should be extended to the similarly situated persons.
(ii) During 1970 to 1974, even the pre training services of certain officials engaged as postal clerk were regularized. The RTPs were trained and utilized full time in the clerical posts to manage all the works of the post office. They were recruited only under the Postal Assistant recruitment Rules and no separate recruitment rules were framed at this time.
(iii) The CAT, Chennai held that the services rendered by the ex RTPs at APS shall be counted as qualifying services for all purposes. The Chennai High Court, on appeal by the department has upheld the decision of the CAT in WP no 37117 to 37119 of 2002 and directed the department to extend the benefits. Based on this the service rendered by RTP was regularized for several APS RTPs.
(iv) In another case, the Apex court under Civil Appeal No.5739 of2005 filed by Sri M. Mathivanan, Postal Asst, Cuddalore division upheld the decision of extending the benefits and dismissed the appeal filed by the department with costs. Several APS RTPS were regularized based on this also.
(v) The Directorate has directed the Circle Heads to collect, compile and furnish details of ex-RTPs deputed to APS to consider for extending the benefits to all similarly situated persons. There after there is no action in this regard.
(vi) The Mumbai High Court has also delivered favourable judgment in this regard on 31.8.2010.
(vii) When the issue was earlier taken up through the Minister of State by our union, the department has called for the particulars about the RTPs from all circles vide its letter no 44-1/2011- SPB II dated 13.01.2011.
(ix) We are not demanding the wages for the past periods and only seeking the service be taken for promotion. This will not affect any one’s seniority since during 1983 to 1989, there was no recruitment due to ban in filling up of vacant posts. By construing their service, they will get their LSG and other promotions earlier which will not have any financial benefits to them since all of them, by that time will be in Pay Band II. If their services of RTP are taken for MACP, they will get some monetary benefits for which also there is no provision in the existing rules.

Since this will not have any financial implications, it is requested to kindly consider the same without sticking to the Apex Court judgment issued in 1986 in different context in this case by brushing side the bare facts of justification and other subsequent judgments.

4. Creation of System Administrators cadre & extend other facilities
A rapid modernisation takes place in the department and around 1872 crores have been allotted for further extension of modernization. To modernize the existing Post offices, the role of the existing System Administrators are laudable. They are working from dawn to dusk for the efficient functioning of Pos in computers. But for their active involvement, the modernization of Postal Services could not be possible without incurring any expenditure to the department in the initial stage. Most of the softwares were developed by these section of employees. Now the Department is stating that creation of system Administrator posts is not viable. We have already dropped the demand of creation of System Administrators which carry 5400 Grade Pay as there is no full time justification for such post. ‘System Assistant’ cadre with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- is in existence in other Government departments. Similar kind of System Assistant cadre may please atleast be created in the department and all the existing personnel may please be absorbed in the existing vacancies since the role of these Technocrats are very much essential for the maintenance of computers & software.

5. Revision of OTA rates and stop recovery of OTA paid to the officials who are engaged compulsory on OTA overlooking the pay ceiling.
At present, over time Allowance is being paid at the rate of Rs.15.85 per hour which was fixed by the Fourth Pay Commission in 1987. There was to revision eventhough the committee of secretaries to look into the OTA issue has decided to continue the scheme of OTA without revising the rate of OTA. In the Railways the rate has already been revised. Further the pay ceiling as fixed by 4th CPC as Rs. 2200/- P.M. has not also been revised. As per the new pay, almost all crossed the ceiling amount and they have been ordered to perform OTA compulsory and in many cases they have been charge sheeted for not performing OTA. The meager amounts paid at the rate of Rs. 15.85 has also been recovered subsequently. In all the departments, except Postal, the OTA rates have been revised.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause action to revise the OTA rates and waive the OTA amount already paid based on the duty performed due to unscientific application of OTA ceiling fixed by the 4th CPC.

6. Grant of cash payment for uniforms and kit items for Postmen, Mailguard, MTS/Group ‘D’
At present the quantity of the uniform supplied is not good. Abnormal delay is also taking place. Action may be taken for cash payment for uniforms and kit items.

7. Delay in filling up of vacancies in all cadres especially in Postal civil wing and Postal Accounts and Postmen cadre.
aEventhough Government has lifted ban on filling up of vacant posts in 2009 iteself, the recruitment process for filling up of vacant posts in civil wing and Postal Accounts are yet to be completed. Postmen posts are also lying vacant due to non-conducting examination. Action for filling up vacant posts in their cadres may also be expedited.
bFurther it is requested to take action to revive all the 2/3rd vacant posts kept in skeleton for the period from 2005 to 2008. In metro cities/sub urban areas additional justified Postmen post may be created. Action may also be taken to fill up all MTS posts.

8. Decentralisation of PLI/RPLI work
It is requested to roll back the decentralization of PLI/RPLI work.

9. Extend Apex court Judgement in the case of Relaxation of Recruitment Rules (RRR) candidates to all approved candidates awaiting absorption
It is requested to kindly extend the benefits already provided to RRR candidates of Tamilnadu circle to the similarly situated candidates, They are praying mercy and fair play from the Minister as they are being continuously engaged over 14 years and there is no chance for any employment at this stage.

10. Convening the 11th Meeting of Postal Service Staff Welfare Board
The Hon’ble Minister of State for communication & IT has fixed to 11th meeting of postal services Staff Welfare Board on 05.04.2011 for discussions on 27 items in the agenda which was subsequently postponed. Almost all the items placed in the agenda are pertaining to the welfare of the staff. We request the Hon’ble Minister to convene the meeting and decide the items as notified in the agenda as welfare measure to Postal staff.

11. Counting of Special pay to PO & RMS Accountants on TBOP promotion
For implementation of High Court, Karnataka judgment in W.P. No. 7593/2003 dt. 18.11.2010 on this issue, the Ministry of Law has opined that this is not a fit case by way of filing SLP before Apex Court. However, the Directorate has sought the opinion from all circles about filing SLP against Karnataka High Court orders. A kind attention is drawn to order 1 of Appendix 8 of FR & SR 1 which is stated inter alia: -

“The Special Pay would henceforth be termed as Special Allowance as recommended by 5th CPC in para 109.5 of the report and would be granted as hitherto fore subject to same conditions as are stipulated in FR 9 (25)”
(Dept of per & Trg OM No. 4/4/97-Estt (Pay II) dt. 22.4.1998)

The Karnataka High Court has upheld the order of Ministry of Personnel granting special Allowance subject to the same conditions of special pay vide FR 9 (25). In the Draft memo circulated by Directorate to all Heads of Circles seeking their opinion, the following are not reflecting the facts of the case.
i) In para 6, 3rd line it has been mentioned that “special pay having been converted into special Allowance” ….. Whereas in Government order, “as per recommendations of 5th CPC, special pay has been termed as Special Allowance.”

ii In para 6, 9th line, it has been mentioned that “Payment of special pay was completely stopped,” – but the stoppage of special pay was not accepted by Govt. As per Vth CPC recommendations, the Special pay is now termed as Special Allowance and would be granted as hitherto are subject to same conditions as are stipulated in FR 9 (25)

Under these circumstances, it is not fair to move with SLP in this case as the DOPT vide its OM dated 22.04.1998 clearly stipulated that the special pay was now termed as special allowance subject to the same condition and as such the problem of pay fixation by taking Special Allowance can be sorted out.

It is therefore requested to kindly implement Karnataka High Court decision to all the similarly situated officials and render justice to the aggrieved officials.

12. Recovery of alleged overpayment of pay and allowances to postman on account of fixation from the officials of Accounts branches of HPOs
The drawing & disbursing officers should not be made as scapegoats in this case. According to Rule 87 of P&T FHB Vol I, any excess payment can be recovered at any time. The Apex Court also confirmed that any excess paid due to administrative mistake, there is no rule which prohibits such recovery (Udaysankaran Vs. Union of India JT 1996 (4) SC). The most pertinent point is that the Inspection Parties of ICI and Audit have approved and certified such drawal in many places. There was confusion in interpreting the orders then for which Group C officials are becoming the victims.

On 13.1.09 The Secretary (P) assured to reconsider the issue and ensure no recovery on part of APM Accounts & Accountants. The Secretary observed as unfortunate in the case of Rule 14 initiated charges on the date of superannuation of Sri. V. V. Nargida, APM, Accounts Pune city as he did not pay Rs.727671.61 towards contributory factor for excess drawal to postmen on implementation of 5th CPC orders.

Instead of filing SLP against the decision of the principal CAT, the department has resorted to imposing recovery on APM Accounts and Accountants for the excess drawal resultantly, many officials were charge sheeted and lakhs of rupees is being ordered as recovery. This is totally unjust and against to the natural justice. The Secretary during the talks held on 10.01.2012 has agreed to consider the issue on humanitarian angle.

It is therefore requested to kindly protect the innocent officials from the recoveries arbitrarily imposed in many circles.

13. Denial of three MACP benefits to the Promotees in the Department of Posts
As the promotion to Postal Assistant acquired by writing competitive examination is equated with one MACP promotion, the senior promotees even after acquiring 30 years of service in Postal Assistant cadre could not get the benefits of Rs.4600/- Grade Pay under MACP, where as their juniors are reaching the benefits without any hurdle.

Similarly the Group ‘D’ promoted to Postmen and then appeared for Postal Assistant examination and becoming Postal Assistant could avail only upto Rs.2800 Grade Pay whereas he was earlier availed 4200 Grade Pay under the BCR Scheme. This has caused a resentment among the postal employees and the officials may be discouraged in writing promotional examination if this anomaly is not sorted out. It is requested to kindly consider that in the case of promotees, if they completed 10 years service in the cadre continuously they shall be accorded MACP promotion with next grade Pay.

Further application of bench mark shall be deleted upto pay band II levels as in the Postal there is no provision of review of C. R. entries at divisional level and whatever be the entry made by the divisional superintendent, it becomes final. It is requested to consider deletion of bench mark application in case of officials up to pay band II level in the Department of Post.

14. Stop harassing staff on Contributory factors for simple and flimpsy reasons by misusing the provision of unbecoming of Govt. servant’ deviating the rules contained in Volume II, FHB etc.
The Directorate guidelines issued vide letter No. 6/8/59-Disc dt. 09.7.1959, 25/44/60-Disc dt. 30.11.60 and 15-9/74-INV dt. 10.02.75 and subsequent orders are being violated and the officials are being proceeded under contributory negligence factors on flimpsy reasons and awarded with huge recoveries. The provisions contained in Rule 106,107,108 & 111 of Postal volume III and the provisions of honest errors can be condoned contained in Rule 204 A (1) Vol. II and the provision of Rule 58, Appendix 4 of FHB Vol. I in dealing of recovery have been totally ignored and sidelined.

The main intention of the Govt. while deciding the degree of an officer’s pecuniary liability , it will be necessary to look not only to the circumstances on the cases but also to the financial circumstances of the officer since it should be recognized that the tendency should not be such as to impair his future efficiency.

We placed this item in the Departmental Council for issuing proper guidelines in deciding, such cases. But it is constrained that the orders issued vide letter No. 14013/03/2010 – VP dt. 22.06.2011 does no mention about all the above said provisions and not a speaking one. Resultantly no one is showing any cognizance to such clarification and innocents are being harassed continuously.

In many cases, the officials at the verge of retirement are being charge sheeted and amount recovered making them as scope goats – The real culprit and main offender become scot free. The main offenders are being dealt with casually. In many places instead of initiating action to recover the amount from the depositors in respect of minus balances, straightaway charge sheets are being issued to recover the amount. The contributory negligence provisions is being misused as a tool against the innocent employees.

It is therefore requested to direct the department to kindly cause appropriate instructions by citing all the above said orders on the subject and to avoid misuse of the provisions.

We seek the intervention of benign Hon’ble Minister of State on the above said items for the immediate settlement of these problems for which we will ever be grateful.

We assure our fullest cooperation in the improvement of service and providing better customer satisfaction to the public.

Friday, January 20, 2012


●Tenure Posting of officials in single handed & double handed post offices – Preventive Vigilance Measure.
D.G. Posts No. 8-4/2005-Inv dated 12th January, 2012.
Instructions were issued vide this letter of even No. dated 22.9.2005 to the effect that officials who have been posted as SPM /PA in single handed or double handed Post Offices irrespective of period of posting/completion of tenure should not be posted back to the same office after a break as is being done now. In other words officials of single handed and double handed post offices can have only one posting in such offices during their service period. The letter however vested powers personally with the CPMG/PMG for relaxation of the provisions only in respect of double handed post offices in a specific case if warranted by exceptional administrative exigencies.
2. For quite some time past, this office has been receiving reports/representations expressing difficulties faced in the implementation of these instructions in respect of single handed SOs. As such it has been decided that the powers of the CPMsG/PMsG for relaxation in respect of double handed SOs if warranted by exceptional administrative exigencies would be applicable in respect of single handed SOs also.
3. This issues with approval of Secretary (Posts).
● Grant of Travelling & daily allowance to mail overseers in place of night halt allowance-reg
D.G. Posts F. No. I-o2/2012-PAP dated 17th January, 2012.
The undersigned is directed to say that the issue of granting full travelling and daily allowances to the Mail Overseers in this Department has been under consideration of a Committee on special Allowances, headed by Shri Santosh Gauriar, Chief Postmaster General, Madhya Pradesh Circle.
2. The recommendations of the Committee have been examined in consultation with the Integrated Finance Wing of the Department and the Competent Authority is pleased to accept the recommendations as below:
(i) The Mail Overseers will be entitled to normal Travelling and Daily allowances for their journeys beyond Eight Kilometers from their Headquarter Stations and reimbursement of Actual Travelling Expenses for their journeys with the sphere of Eight Kilometers from their Headquarter Stations, in accordance with the Fundamental and Supplementary Rules(Part-II TA Rules)
(ii) The existing Night Halt Allowance payable to the Mail Overseers is ordered to be withdrawn with immediate effect.
3. These orders shall take effect from the date of their issue. Expenditure on the TA and DA of the Mail Overseers shall be debited to the normal Travelling Allowance Expenditure Head of the concerned Units/Divisions and be met from their sanctioned grants.
4. This has been vetted by the Departmental IFW vide their Diary No. 21/FA/12/CS dated 17.1.2012.
● Grant of Cycle maintenance allowance to postmen-Regarding.
D.G. Posts F. No. 1-02/2012-PAP dated 17th January, 2012.
The undersigned is directed to say that the issue of grant of Cycle Maintenance Allowance to Postmen without any limitations of distance of their beats has been under consideration of a Committee on special Allowance, headed by Shri Santosh Gauriar, Chief Postmaster General, Madhya Pradesh Circle.
2. The recommendations of the Committee have been examined in consultation with the Integrated Finance Wing of the Department and the Competent Authority is please to approve that all the postmen, who are utilizing cycles for delivery of mails, be granted Cycle Maintenance Allowance without any distance criteria, after due approval of the Divisional Heads concerned subject to satisfaction of prescribed conditions. This will be further subject to strict adherence to the instructions on rotation of postmen beats.
3. These orders shall take effect from the date of their issue.
4. This has been vetted by the Departmental IFW vide their Diary No. 20/FA/12/CS dated 17.1.2012.


The attack on Postal and RMS Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks is mainly due to the policy of the Government against which all the Central Trade unions and Federations are jointly fighting. We as Postal workers, it is our duty to join the working class in its fight against the anti-labour policies of the Government. The Central JCA (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEDEU, NUGDS) calls upon the entire Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to conduct intensive preparations for making the 28th February 2012 All India Strike a complete success. Strike notice will served by the Central JCA to the Secretary, Department of Posts

Saturday, January 14, 2012

ಅನಿರ್ಧಿಷ್ಟಾವಧೀ ಮುಷ್ಕರ ಇಲ್ಲ !

ಅಂಚೆ ಇಲಾಖೆಯ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಗಳ ಜೊತೆಗಿನ ಫಲಪ್ರದ ಮಾತುಕತೆ ಹಾಗು ಲಿಖಿತ ಒಪ್ಪಂದದ ಅನ್ವಯ ಬರುವ ದಿನಾಂಕ ೧೭.೦೧.೨೦೧೨ ರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭವಾಗಬೇಕಿದ್ದ ' ಅನಿರ್ಧಿಷ್ಟಾವಧಿ ಮುಷ್ಕರವನ್ನು " ಹಿಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಪಡೆಯಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಮುಷ್ಕರಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಭಂಧಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಅದ ಒಪ್ಪಂದ/ ಮಾತುಕತೆಗಳ ವಿವರಗಳನ್ನು ಶೀಘ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು. ಈ ಸಂಧರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಷ್ಕರದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಲು ಸಿದ್ದರಾಗಿದ್ದ ಮತ್ತು ಸಿದ್ದಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸಿದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕಾರ್ಯಕರ್ತರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಸದಸ್ಯರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಹಾರ್ದಿಕ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು.

ಜಿ.ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಹೆಚ್ ಅರ್. ಈಶ್ವರಪ್ಪ , ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ್


Thursday, January 12, 2012


· Two rounds of discussion held on 27.12.2011 & 10.01.2012
· No Improvement on major demands
· Postal Board Adament on Merger of Post offices and implementations of L1, L2 in RMS
· Other demands also no Result-oriented action
· Earlier assurances still not implemented
We are in receipt of encouraging reports from various circles and divisions about the mobilization by grass root level workers and leaders for the total participation of employees in the Indefinite Strike from 17th January 2012 as per the call of Central Joint council of Action (NFPE, FNPO & GDS Unions)
Inspite of our vehement opposition the Postal Board is adamant on implementing Mckinsey consultancy reforms (L1, L2) in RMS. Further regarding closure/merger of Post offices, they are violating the earlier assurances and going on justifying the merger of Post offices. On other demands assurances given in July 2011 is repeated and no result oriented action is forth coming.
In these circumstances the Central JCA meeting held on 11.01.2012 has unanimously decided to intensify the strike preparations and go on indefinite strike from 17th January 2012.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


General Secretary’s Desk
This is a work paper relating to proposed
Indefinite strike from 17.1.2012
Dear Comrade,
Not often - but inevitable
The JCA has issued a Clarian call for indefinite strike from 17.1.2012 demanding to stop the implementation of Mail Network Optimization Project and settlement of assured charter of demands placed during July 2011 strike. You may think why this call has been given again within a short span of six months. This may perhaps, be due to the sufferings you are experiencing at field levels in organizingthe members for strikes very often.
Abundant confidence
The Postal JCA deferred the indefinite strike in July 2011 with the hope that the commitments given by the Secretary, Department of Posts herself and also recorded everything in the minutes will be honoured in true spirit. But what happened? Except few, many major items are under still cold storage. In the meantime, the Department declared that it is going to implement the L1 & L2 proposals in toto unilaterally in the staff side meeting. What is option available then for the JCA except to launch struggles against this move?We are optimistic about our organizational strength that struggle programmes are not new to the Postal employees as they had the history of conducting various strikes including many one days in the C. G. Employees movement after 1968 and also having the spirit for spontaneous action, alertness, awareness and preparedness available in abundant for any action including local struggles against injustice in the grass root level leaders.
Consultancy or conspiracy!
Why we are objecting the L1 & L2 scheme? First let us clear that we are not against any modernization. But modernization shall not pave way to dislocate staff and cause impair to the service. The proposal of L1 & L2 is not fully related to modernization also. The Postal department, earlier appointed a foreign consultancy called KPMG by incurring crores of rupees as consultancy charges and we don’t know the fate of its recommendations and report.
Recently, the Department appointed Mckinsey as consultancy service. Whether the Mckinsey consultancy is the lowest bidder! Not at all! It is jus 12.66 crores of rupees. With exorbitant charges, it was appointed as consultancy service. What is the need to make it as consultancy service for such exorbitant rates? No one knows what is behind the curtain.
Notorious for privatization of Government Services
If you go through industry insight of Mckinsey, you can find the following: -
“Postal Express and Parcel Services”
“In addition to new technologies and systems, globalization, deregulation and privatization have been the key drivers of change in the post and express world over the past two decades;Numerous Postal companies have successfully navigated the path of privatization from state monopolies to become listed companies.We support our clients as they position themselves to meet regulatory requirements and accompany them on the road to successful privatization.”
Not magic figure/only arithmetic without survey
No ex-aggregation. The above are taken only from their website.The Department has taken Mckensey not only for offering suggestions but also of its implementation. The members of McKensey have behaved more than that of the Chief PMGs in many places resulting with sporadic struggles in AP, Karnataka &Tamilnadu circles. There after they were restrained. The Department first issued orders for closure of 9797 (magic figure) post offices in urban areas. This is not the figure arrived by collecting statistics on the basis of financial viability or work load justification. Just it was based on the mathematical calculations as per the suggestions of the consultancy service.
Deviating from social obligation
The Department introduced ‘Speed Post hub’ and centralized the speed post traffic. There was a hue and cry in case of intra circle mails. High court of Himachal even criticized badly on this centralization. But the officers at the helms of affairs stated that these intra circle mails are negligible mails and we are concerned only for business. Really surprising! Whether the postal service is deviating from the path of social service? Eventhough it was agreed to open intra circle speed post centers, the Chief PMG/PMGs are reluctant to implement the orders of the Directorate.
Whether Chief PMG or above DG?
The Chief PMG, Maharashtra Circle has constituted an internal committee for making recommendationson ‘how to reduce the deficit”. The committee recommended for immediate down gradation of 39 single handed post offices as BOs and down grade 549 single handed offices available in rural areas as branch post offices. The remaining 349 offices in urban, 117 post offices shall be merged immediately with the nearby offices and the remaining offices will be downgraded/merged after exercising the establishment review.
The commitment
The Secretary, Department of Posts in the recorded minutes issued on 6.7.2011 assured interalia: -
“Regarding closure/merger of post offices, the staff side requested that whenever there is a closure of a PO, there should be simultaneous relocation of PO in the new emerging areas etc. The view point of the staff side was agreed to.”
Is agreement absurd?
Then how can be this contradiction? Whether the Directorate instructions,as stated on 27.12.2011, circulated during August 2011 not exhibited the same spirit of the minutes? If so what is the action proposed to be taken against the Chief PMG Maharashtra circle who proposed to close down all the 898 single handed post offices in his circle unilaterally as if poses himself higher than the Secretary?
Really no teeth or enactment of Drama!
The same Chief PMG has closed down two sorting offices resulting in 10 days strike of RMS employees of Maharashtra Circle during November 2011. Despite the Department advised him not to close down those offices, he did not care and refused to budge. The Directorate in the recorded minutes assured that there will be no victimization, FR 17 (a) etc.; whereas charge sheets, memo for issue of FR 17 (a) and all repressive measures have been unleashed.
If the Directorate has no teeth to control such lower officers, then what is the need of Apex level office and discussions and agreements with unions? If no, is it the drama enacted to befool the unions? If the same epidemic spreads to other circles what will be the position? Will it not be nip in the bud itself?
Very firm to deteriorate the services!
Member (operation) has almost declared on 27.12.2011 in the talks that he will implement the L1 & L2 despite our protest and will review after some years. How can we allow the L1 & L2 in RMS which will hamper the efficiency of Postal services and lead the extinction of RMS.?
The Staff side raised many apprehensions about the quality of mails processing which have not been kept for creating L1 & L2 and also the projects lack of the following three parameters.
i) It is not beneficial to customers.
ii) Operative cost will be more, compared to earlier.
iii) Lead to dislocation of staff and leading to ultimate closure of L2 offices.
The Staff also explained in its letter dt 07.12.2011 about the impracticability in introduction of L1 & L2 in many places. The proposal is nothing but to centralize the sorting work at one place and accumulate the staff to that place and later to introduce the Automatic sorting machines for sorting work.
AMPCs – nothing but white elephants
Now let us discuss about the AMPC functioning at Mumbai & Chennai. Both are while elephants and causing loss in crores to the department every year. The following is the version of the Chief PMG, Maharashtra circle and not of the JCA/us.
“At present, a sum of Rs. 72,84, 864 is being spent annually for maintenance and electricity charges of the AMPC machine. Besides this, a sum of Rs. 10892064 is being incurred as establishment cost. There would be a saving to the tune of Rs. 1,81,76,928/- per annum, if AMPC unit is merged with, APSO, Mumbai
The Reality
When the department desires to introduce two more AMPCs at Delhi, Kolkata and later on at all L1 offices, the above is the statement of an officer about the loss incurred due to AMPCs. In Chennai, the AMPC is not at all functioning and it is under condemned conditionsand the mails received at Chennai Central/Egmore are back routed to AMPC (20 kms. away) just to show some statistics and bringing back to same Central/Egmore for transmission instead of sorting there itself.
Whimsical introductions – resulting loss
Already experienced AMPCs become white elephants and causing losses to the exchequer of the department, how can we allow introducing machines in all stations. Let them first prove that the machines provided earlier are worthy and purposeful. We should also remind how the officers in Postal are working out new schemes without minding the loss.
(i) There is no consultation in the board and everything based on the desirability of the individuals who are holding position and there are more sycophants.
(ii) The introduction of air freighter carrier caused loss to the tune of 300 crores. Not only that, back routing of mails to provide sufficient loadsled to irreparable damage to the department due to delay in delivery. Finally it was dropped. It is pertinent to mention that the same lower level officers who were responsible for the 300 crores loss are now advocating the L1 & L2 vigorously.
(iii) For Videshi MO, the soft purchased exceeded crores. What is the revenue?As learnt, so far, 39 MOs to the revenue around Rs. 4000/- which cannot be equated to the extent of 1% with the expenditure for launching the scheme.
(iv) Introduction of VSAT was a great failure.
(v) Loss incurring in BNPL articles due to return article & non realization of revenue et
Chootu kool – the tip of the ice burg
We can cite many business activities which resulted in financial loss. For instance, in Maharashtra Circle Chotukool of Godrej was marketed for higher cost than the MRP (MRP 3740/- but in Godrej Website it is Rs. 3250/-) and out of 7169 sold, 5654 were sold to GDS; 857 were to Departmental employees & only 658 were sold to Public. Is it real marketing to deceive& cheat the lowest paid GDS Agents by offering loan with interest from societies? The Chotukool loads were carried through MMS vans for which the department has been served with notice by the revenue authorities. All the marketing targets lead to exploitation of employees. Can anyone deny this bare factor?
Compromise – not possible
Under these circumstances, where is the guarantee that the formation of L1 &L2 will enhance the quality of service. It will deteriorate further. The staff will be dislocated and the service will be hampered. The staff side could not compromise these aspects and that is the main reason for reviving the deferred strike with a short period of notice.
Determined negative position against GDS
Let us discuss the other issues we notified in the strike charter. The following are the assurances given in respect of the most exploited GDS cadres.
(i) Cash handling points for BPM for fixation of TRCA will be reduced to 10,000/- from 20000/- within a week.
(ii) Fresh proposal will be sent to MOF for revision of bonus ceiling on GDS.
(iii) Protection of TRCA will be provided in the same stage in case of reduction of work.
But what happened? The internal finance in the Directorate has simply turned down the files and the assurances were gone to wind. We again discussed the same with Member (P) on 27.12.2011 for which she replied that she cannot give any assurances in these issues. Discussing the same issues again and again and taking different positions by the officers in each time frustrates us.
No relief to bereaved family – they are GDS
The department has issued orders for fixing norms for compassionate appointment for GDS in which 25 points have been allotted for Graduation for consideration. Is it having any sense? Whether the wards in distress in rural areas could be expected to complete graduation when the minimum qualification in fixed as matriculation for GDS appointment. For GDS appointment under compassionate grounds 50% marks is compulsory; resulting in many wards could not get their fair chance. The earlier orders to provide job immediately after the demise of the GDS as a social obligation to the bereaved family by relaxing the condition are brushed aside and the benefits extended earlier to the family of the deceased poor GDS are restricted or deviated.
Half century old provision for GDS freezed in toto
In respect of Postmen Recruitment Rules, 25% has been allotted to direct recruitment from open market. It was 100% over 50 years and this has been freezed due to personal ego of some officers who don’t want to see the plight of poor GDS possessing more skills & qualifications.
The 25% recruitment among the GDS on seniority basis has been thrown down. This was assured to consider by the Secretary herself during the meeting held in July 2011. Now Member (P) on 27.12.2011 is stating that is not possible since the department desires to inject direct recruits from open market. Till date, we are saying the postmen recruitment as direct recruitment quota only and not as promotion to GDS. The assurances to provide norms for NREGIS work has not been compiled with so far.
Everything depends on moods and tastes?
From the above, it could be evident that all the assurances made during July 2011 in writing in respect of the most downtrodden GDS have taken back by subsequent officers. Thus anything is not certain and depends upon the mood and taste of the officers who are at helm of affairs at present.
Denial of dues & Deprivation to casual labourers – only in Postal
It was recorded in the minutes dt. 06.07.2011 that for the casual labourers engaged prior to 1993, it was agreed to settle their case for payment on prorate basis within one month and post 1.9.93 cases will be taken up with MOF for settlement. Whether it is honoured? Not at all! A committee has been constituted and now it is told that after the receipt of the report, it will be considered. The Staff side is not consulted or provided a chance to represent in such committees. It is only the Postal department that the prorate wages as per sixth CPC has not been extended to casual labourers and contingent employees. The assurances to appoint the contingent workers as GDS and also to provide chances for their absorption in GDS vacancies have not been implement so far.
OTA or pittance for extra work
In all other Central Government department, the OTA rates have been revised with new nomenclature. Railways revised the rates. Defence enhanced the rates. The remaining only operative section, the postal Department has not taken any efforts either to revise the rates or formulate new methods for compensation in lieu of OTA. It is most unfortunate that meager OTA ordered earlier are being recovered by applying the ceiling. In Haryana circle, one RMS Supdt has issued FR 17(A) notice for non-performance of OTA.Where are such provisions? Absurd. The department is not carrying out with any concrete decision to arrest such menace even in the meeting held on 27.12.2011.
JCM – Conciliation to avoid confrontation – But here confrontation seeking conciliation
As per the JCM Schemes, meeting should be held once in three months but not later than six months and periodical meetings should be held separately with each union once in four months. But there is no meeting regularly held. Over six years, no periodical meeting is held. Only one departmental council meeting was held in August 2010. Even the assurances given in the meeting are not being implemented. The following are the few examples: -
(i) Counting of special allowance for pay fixation in case of PO & RMS Accountants – Despite the Law ministry has given opinion that it is not a fit case for filing SLP against Karnataka High court decisions and also our repeated requests, the Department is seeking the opinion of circle heads. The file is still under consideration.
(ii) Discontinuing the practice of obtaining fidelity/security bond from employees handling cash& also SPMs – Despite 5th CPC has recommended for this, the same is pending years together. The officials are unnecessarily paying premium to credit societies every year a huge amount towards premium for renewing fidelity band.
(iii) Protection of pay of defunct scale of PO &RMS Accountants – we are demandingthe application of Directorate order No. 2-2/88-PE-I dt. 1.12.1992 issued in favour of Sri. Natha Singh in Punjab Circle for the similarly situated persons. But no decision has been taken yet on this issue.
(iv) Arbitrary and forcible allotment of Quarters in Rajasthan Circle.
(v) Non supply of statement of balance to the official brought under New Pension Scheme 2004.
(vi) Non grant of special allowance to unqualified Accountants.
(vii) Enhancement of financial powers of HSG I, HSG II & LSG Postmasters.
(viii) Recovery of alleged over payment of Pay & Allowances to Postman on account of fixation from the officials working in Accounts branch.
(ix) Tenure posting of officials in single & double handed post offices & remove the restriction posting of SPM due to minor penalties/CR entries.
(x) Enhancement of honorarium for engaging officials in departmental examinations.
(xi) Allowing to appear the physically handicapped officials for IPO exam.
(xii) Transfer of all HSG I posts to General line.
(xiii) Revision of cash Allowance to the SPMs handling cash in the absence of Treasurer & grant of Treasury allowances to all posts irrespective of their position after the grant of MACP promotions.
Most of the issues cited above are still in processing stage only even after the lapse of 15 months. The delay over year causes resentment.
Is cadre restructuring – A mirage in Postal
The proposals for cadre restructuring have been discussed more than six to seven times but no minutes were issued so far. The position is still under the initial stage. The Secretary assured in the minutes that it will be formulated before 31.8.2011. What are the reasons for such lethargy? Is it not their responsibility to take serious note in this staff welfare? The Sixth Pay Commission stated to finalise the cadre review proposal by the department itself, but even after the lapse of 5 years, there is no move to this direction in respect of our cadres.
Clear injustice and cheating
Member (P) while discussing the demands on 27.12.2011, stated that it is not possible to create separate cadre for system Administrators, as they are only PAs and now in all Post offices, the PAs are becoming the trouble shooters.We recorded our objections. Then Secretary praised the services of these officials at the time of extracting work from them. Without spending a rupee the modernization in postal to the present extent could be achieved due to their tireless and tedious work. After sucking their blood, instead of recognizing their services, they are now sidelined.
Committee – to consider or deny?
A separate committee consisting of three DDGs was constituted to consider the proposals. We don’t know what the fate of the committee is. In the last cadre review meeting,it was discussed and agreed for the carving outthis cadre with higher promotional posts. If the department now declines to consider this case, how can we allow?
No time! Very busy! Mckensey is on the door!
The Postmen committee headed by Ms. KalpanaTiwary General Manager, MB is still not met and the madam is very busy in implementing the proposals of Mckensey anyhow in postal despite all odds and consequences. All their problems are undressed. Their issues like combination of beats,double duty, harassment in project arrow offices, distance factor, number of articles, Grant of cycle allowance without distance conditions, good quality uniforms, revision of norms etc. have not been taken for consideration and all are under the cold storage.
All centralisation – But here decentralization!
The only major demand of the Administrative union to stop decentralisation of PLI and RPLI and save DPLI has not been taken due note of and the rapid decentralisation has already taken off without providing any man power or required infrastructure to operative staff in POs. The similar is the situation in respect of Postal Accounts & civil wing and their genuine grievances are not attended so far.
Lost identity – continuous denial of dues
The only demand of the SBCO to declare it as divisional cadre has been out rightly rejected by the member (P) on 27.12.2011 even though it was assured to consider during the July 2011 talks. The genuine demands of drivers who cannot be equated with staff car drivers due to their recruitment condition of requirement of heavy vehicle licence and shall only be equated either with railway or defence are not being met with justice. The same condition prevails to Artisans & charge hands in MMS.
20 years demand – Not for outright rejection
Member (P) out rightly rejected the demand on RTP to consider their service for MACP promotion on 27.12.2011, instead of taking up the cases with nodal ministries. Similarly the issues required clarifications on MACP are also dealt with routine manner instead of considering the genuine plight of the officials.
Importance of Accounts – How can it be explained!
Member (P) is of the opinion that there is no need for separate APM Accounts & others. The importance of Accounts and the role of Accountants in all dealings have to be explained once again. That is the fate of the unions.
Reminding black emergency days to catch ‘Aadmis’ for family planning
The assurances made in July 2011 to permit the Postmaster Grade I officials to appear IPO/Group ‘B’ examination has not been honored yet. There is no clear cut decision on this even after five months. Our demand to fill up all LSG, HSG II of HSG I Posts before implementation of postmaster’s cadre by relaxing the conditions has not at all been considered.
No! No! – you are similarly situated Persons!
The request to apply the Supreme Court judgment on RRR Candidates of Tamilnadu circle to all the similarly situated persons has been turned down by Member (P) on 27.12.2011.
Contributory negligence – Democle’s sword
We demanded to issue a clarificatory orders to arrest the menace of misuse of contributory negligence factors against innocent officials as the instruction issued in July 2011 is totally insufficient and not covered all the following important points.
(i) Non adherence of DG’s order dated 09.07.1959
(ii) Violation of Directorate orders dt. 30.11.60 & 10.02.1975
(iii) Non observation of Appendix 4 of FHB vol. I.
(iv) Violation or Rule 204 (A) (1) Vol III – Honest errors can be condoned.
(v) Violation of Rule 137-Recovery from retired officials.
(vi) Violation of Rule 106, 107 & 108 Vol III – Extenuating factors should be given due weight.
(vii) Violation of Directorate orders dt. 8.10.63 – Minor mistakes in discharging duties to be condoned.
(viii) Violation of Dte. letter dated 29.11.2000 about Rule 11 (iii) of CCS Rules.
Misuse of powers! Not at lower level! By the power at Apex level
There is total misuse of Contributory negligence factors. APM (Accounts) & Accountants who have not obtained declaration at the time of 5th CPC are being ordered with recovery to the extent of 7 to 8 lakhs in each case. How can it be justified? The Chief PMG, MP Circle & Chief PMG Tamilnadu clarified about fixation of postman pay by taking two advance increments for each case. Whether the department will initiate action against them to recover the whole amount from them for issue of such clarifications in respect of their circle? If the department did not like to waive the over payment, it would have filed SLP in the Supreme court against Principle CAT orders and this is nothing but absolute misuse of this provisions.
Minus Balance – major threat
In many circles recoveries under contributory negligence on SB minus balance are being ordered without initiating any action to recover the amount first from the depositors. Before finalizing the minus balance, whether the unposted items have been cleared or not? Not at all! Just by hook or crook the responsibility is being fixed on anyone’s shoulder! No norms! No ethics! The suggestion of the CHQ to adjust them under UCP and initiate action to recover the amount from deposit which was discussed in the last July 2011 meeting also has not at all been considered!
Curbs in trade unions – topsy turvey actions against rules at circle levels
This is another serious development in recent days in many circles in curbing the trade union activities at circle level.
When Sri. B. BhagwanDass Member (D) clarified vide his letter No. 8-1/2001-SR dated 7.2.2001 that FR 17 (A) can be imposed only in cases of incitement, instances of violence and sabotage etc.
Whereas, the same is flouted in many circles and the circle heads are running amuck with their own views.
(i) In Punjab circle, Jullendhar division, the officials availed EL/MC from 24.5.2011 to 26.5.2011 and also for two or three days suffix/prefix were awarded Dies non with the presumption that they would have been attended Dharna at Chandigarh organized by the Postal JCA on 25.05.2011
(Where is the provision?)
(ii) For participation of strike on 7.9.2010, All India strike more than 500 GDS where awarded with FR 17 (A). Is it not violating the Directorate orders cited above? Similar is the case in Pune RMS.
(iii) In Mumbai City West division, the SPMs who have already given their declaration about their participation of strike on 7.9.2010 and the ASPOs replied that he could not make any arrangements were proceeded with Rule 16 charges. The SPOs punished them with censure. Now the DPS reviewed and issued notice to 28 Officials to enhance the punishment from censure to withholding one increment for 24 months and awarded the same to one official at first. The DPS charged that the official should have come to control room and deposit key on 7.9.2010. Is there any such provision to deposit the key in the rules without handing over the charge to other? How can it be violated the Rule? Is it not absolute misuse of disciplinary powers and excessive action? When the strike on 7.9.2010 was not declared as illegal, whether such proceedings will meet justice. When these were brought to the notice of Directorate,it remains as mute spectators.
Unbridled horses – silent spectators at
The above are the real facts and nothing exaggerated. Under these circumstances what will be the option available to unions to ventilate their grievances. Even assured demands are not honored and diluted what is the remedy available for us. When all the circle/divisional heads and PTC Directors are taking law on their hands to penalize the officials for no reason, how we can shut our eyes.
We have no alternative
The Postal JCA after elaborating all these issues and facts have decided to go ahead with the preparation for the indefinite strike from 17th January 2012.
Therefore it is our fervent appeal that all our circle secretaries/divisional secretaries shall rise up to the occasion and organize the workers for the total participation of officials in the ensuring strike.
Mobilise the rank & file
The P3 CHQ is nominating the CHQ office bearers as representatives for organising the workers in each Circle.
The following CHQ office bearers are incharge of below mentioned circles for strike prepa
Com. MangeshParab, Working President
Maharashtra Circle
Com. N. Gopalakrishnan, Working President
Karnataka Circle
Com. R. C. Mishra, Vice President
Odisha Circle
Com. C. P. Shobhana, Vice President
Kerala Circle
Com. R. Sivannarayana, Dy. General Secretary
Andhra Pradesh Circle

Com. GaurangDevMaitty, Asst. General Secretary
West Bengal Circle
Com. Subash Mishra, Asst. General Secretary
U.P & Uttarakhand Circle
Com. A. Veeramani, Asst. General Secretary
Tamilnadu Circle
Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary
Punjab, Haryana & Delhi Circle

Com. H. P. Diwakar, Asst. Financial Secretary
Rajasthan, H. P. & J & K Circle
Com. S. A. Hameed, Org. General Secretary
Chattisgarh& M. P. Circle
Com. U. K. Tiwari, Org. General Secretary
Bihar & Jharkhand Circle
Com. L. P. Saikia, Org. General Secretary
Assam & North East Circle
All Circle Secretaries are requested to invite them and arrange meeting at all regional levels positively in the second week of January2012. TA/DA of the office bearers may please be borne by the respective circle unions for the Strike tour.
All circle secretaries are requested to arrange meeting at all regional headquarters and invite the CHQ representative for such meeting. Similarly all circle secretaries and circle office-bearers should organize strike tour alongwith other JCA constitutes to make the strike a grand success
Act, agitate, achieve and advance
It is our duty to fight for the survival and future of the Department of the post as well as advancing by achieving our demands.
Let us pull down all the differences at all levels and unite to act, advance and achieve. Let us organize the workers with full devotion and show our united strength with 100% participation in the strike compelling the Government to come down and settle our demands.

Note: - This paper is being prepared in simple English just in order to reach all the comrades right from HSG I to GDS. All Circle/Divisional Secretaries are requested to translate this paper in regional language and circulate among all the postal employees irrespective of unions they belong. They should have the only intention that the struggle is for our survival & advancement.
With struggle greetings,
Comradely yours,
(K. V. Sridharan)
General Secretary
Dated – 30.12.2011