Friday, April 19, 2013

Seventh Pay Commission Get ready for indefinite strike-Editorial of Bharatiya Post

 The demand for setting up of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), five year wage revision, merger of 50% DA with Pay was first raised by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and workers, of which National Federation of Postal Employees is a major affiliate. At that time, in 2010, no other Central Govt. Employees organisation including Railways and Defence raised this demand. Phased programme of action and campaign was organised throughout the country. The justification for the next CPC was also well explained to the rank and file membership with well founded facts and figures. The demand catched the  imagination  of the workers, cutting across union affiliation by and large they are convinced that the injustices done by the Sixth CPC can be undone only by setting up another pay commission. The erosion in wages due to the unprecedented price rise is very much felt by each and every employee. Further the demand of five year wage revision and the discrimination in wage revision between public sector employees and Central Govt employees is not at all acceptable to the employees.
            It is in this background, the confederation has decided to step up the campaign and to organise a massive Parliament March on 26th July 2012 before the parliament, to exhibit before the highest forum of democracy that the entire employees are restive and any delay in setting up of the 7th CPC is not at all justified. The largest participation of Central Govt. employees of about more than 20000 in the Parliament March, has proved beyond doubt that the pay commission cannot be delayed any further. In that Parliament March a call for nation wide one day Strike on 12th December 2012 was given by Confederation.
            Hectic campaign was unleashed throughout the length and breadth of the country for making the 12thDecember strike a thundering success. The fact that confederation alone is organising a strike exclusively on CG demands after 1968, has given added importance to the struggle. Finally when the strike took place on 12thDecember, it became one of the biggest strike of CG employees with the participation from every section, surpassing the estimation of the leadership.
            It is at this stage only, the leadership of other Central Govt organisations are convinced that it is high time to demand the setting up of the 7th CPC. Only because of the sustained and determined effort made by the Confederation, such a situation has emerged. In the meantime, all the Central Trade Unions including INTUC, BMS, AITUC, CITU, HMS etc. has also submitted a memorandum to the Finance Minister setting of 7th  CPC in the 2013 budget itself. And now the biggest Railway Federation (AIRF) and Defence employees Federation (AIDEF) has come forward for a joint programme of action on the two major demands of the CG Employees, viz. Setting up of 7th CPC and scrapping the PFRDA Bill. A joint call is given by AIRF, AIDEF and confederation to organise nation wide protest demonstration, rallies etc on 29th April 2013 and also for sending telegrams to Prime Minister.
            Thus, now the Govt cannot any longer delay or deny the demand for setting up of 7th CPC. If the Govt still deny the demand, there is only one alternative left before the employees, i.e. indefinite strike. Let us start mobilising the workers now onwards, so that we can jump into action, if situation warrants.



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India Post, TCS to sign Rs 1,400 cr IT deal on Monday

NEW DELHI: IT major TCSBSE -1.63 % has bagged the Rs 1,400-crore project of India Post for computerising counter operations and the two parties will sign a pact on Monday, a top government official has said.

The project is divided into two parts --two years for implementation and five years of maintenance.

"We will sign agreement with TCS on Monday for computerising counter operations under core system integration of India Post. Around Rs 1,400 crore has been earmarked for the project," Department of Post Secretary P Gopinath told.

The government has approved Rs 4,909 crore for phase II of modernisation of post offices under which the department is gearing up for providing real time core banking services as well.

The Indian IT companies, which earn major part of their revenues from foreign markets especially the US and Europe, are betting big on the domestic government projects.

TCS had also bagged the mission mode e-governance project and Passport Seva Project from the MEA in October, 2008.

InfosysBSE -21.33 % has bagged a 700-crore project that would help India Post transform its banking and insurance operations cross 1,50,000 post offices in the country. The Department of Post has started deploying modern technology solution to develop core banking capability across post offices. As part of modernisation, it has set a deadline of March 31 to computerise all department post offices.

The IT modernisation project approved the Cabinet was divided in three parts: Pilot, Phase I and Phase II.

In phase 1, DoP has to roll out modern IT solution in six circles namely, Assam, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

The project included computerisation of all post offices, core banking solutions including installation of 1000 ATMs, mail tracking, customer service call center and introducing eCommerce solution, handheld devices for post masters for update on services like mails, money order etc.

Some activities like installation of ATMs under Phase 1 are yet to be completed by the department.

Under phase II of the IT project, DoP has plans to roll out modern IT solution in rest of the country.

Source:The Economic Times

Filling up the vacancies in Higher Selection Grade-I (HSG.I) in Post Offices (POs) and Railway Mail Service (RMS) Offices

Thursday, April 18, 2013

At last DA approved.

Union Cabinet approved the proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 80 per cent, from existing 72 per cent, benefiting about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners of the central government.
The hike would be effective from January 1, 2013 and the employees and pensioners will be entitled to arrears.

ECI to strike deal with Department of Posts

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to enter into an agreement with the Department of Posts for timely delivery of postal ballot to over 3.37 lakh personnel, including 37,000 in the defence, enabling them to exercise their franchise.
Chief Electoral Officer Karnataka Anil Kumar Jha said that there is a process of sending ballot papers to defence personnel 48 hours after the last date of withdrawal of candidates. He said that that the ballot papers would be given to over three lakh employees of state and Union governments, who would be deployed for poll works during the second and final round of electoral training. “The ballot papers supplied to defence personnel have to be certified by the respective unit officers under whom they are posted,” he said. The ballot papers which will have to be returned to their respective returning officers before the day of counting.
Two envelopes would be posted to the defence personnel. One will include a ballot paper for casting the vote while the other is for certifying it by the unit officers. Meanwhile, the ECI has applied brakes on the state Legislative Assembly secretariat for recruiting several posts, including that of Junior Assistant and D group.
The ECI had also reportedly stalled the disbursement of financial assistance from the CM’s Fund for medical relief.

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