Saturday, 28 November 2015
Date : 27-11-2015
National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers held on 27-11-15 at New Delhi after detailed deliberations on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has decided as follows :
1.The National Secretariat has come to the unanimous conclusion that many of the recommendations of the 7th CPC are most retrograde and require to be modified before implementation by the Government, especially the faulty and depressed minimum wage arrived at by the 7th CPC and the fitment formula. Some of the recommendations such as abolition of certain allowances etc., are to be rejected.
2. The National Secretariat is of the firm opinion that a united struggle of entire Central Govt Employees including Railways, Defence and Confederation under the banner of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) can only compel the Government to modify or reject the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC and hence it is decided to further strengthen the unity.
3. The National Secretariat further resolved that the form of the united struggle of NJCA should be an indefinite strike, within a time frame, as Govt is moving fast to implement the recommendations. Negotiation with the Government should precede declaration of indefinite strike and intensive campaign among the employees and mobilization, to create sanction behind the demands.
4. In case the requisite movement is not coming about for any reason, Confederation National Secretariat will meet and chalk out its own independent action.
5. Regarding the sector-wise issues relating to the employees of each department, the affiliated organizations of the Confederation in those departments shall take initiative for uniting all like-minded Federations/Associations/Unions in their department and shall organize agitational programmes on departmental specific demands.
6. The National Secretariat decided to insist that the charter of demands of the NJCA and Confederation should include the demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual/Contract labourers, filling up of vacancies and scraping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
7. All affiliated organizations of Confederation are requested to intimate by e-mail to the Confederation CHQ (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) on the required modifications or additions / deletions in the common recommendations (not department-specific) of the 7th Pay Commission on or before 05-12-2015.
8. Available Secretariat members of the Confederation will meet on 07-12-2015 at New Delhi and finalize the common demands to be included in the charter of demands of NJCA. (NJCA meeting is being held at JCM National Council, Staff-side office on 08-12-2015 to finalize the charter of demands and the further course of action).
9. The National Secretariat congratulated all the Central Govt Employees who made the 27th November 2015 ‘All India Protest Day’ at the call of NJCA, a grand success all over the country by wearing ‘black badges’ and participating in protest demonstrations.
1.Next All India Workshop-cum-Trade Union Camp of Confederation will be held at Dehradun (Uttarakhand) before March 2016.
2. The National Secretariat extended full support and solidarity to the proposed agitational programmes of Passport Employees Association including ‘Indefinite hungerfast’.
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 12th December 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 without the 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 11th December 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.
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முக்கியமாக அஞ்சல் பகுதிக்கு மறுக்கப்பட்ட அம்சங்கள் :-
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
11.8.23 They have demanded enhancement of minimum educational qualifications for Direct
Recruits for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants from Class XII to Graduation and the entry
grade pay from GP 2400 to GP 4200. Lower Selection Grade (LSG) and Higher Selection
Grade (HSG) II and I, which are promotional posts in this cadre, have accordingly been sought
to be placed in higher levels.
Analysis and Recommendations
11.8.24 The Commission is of the view that there is no justification for the upgrade sought.
11.8.28 The existing hierarchy of Postmen Cadre is as follows: Post Grade Pay Entry Level Qualification and Method of Filling Postman 2000 Class X: 50 percent by DR 50 percent by promotion from MTS MTS 1800 Class X or ITI They have demanded that the grade pay of Postman may be enhanced from GP 2000 to GP 2800.
Analysis and Recommendations
11.8.29 The Commission has noted that VI CPC had consciously recommended upgradation
of the Postman in Department of Posts and the analogous post of Mail Guard in Railway Mail
Service to their present level. The Commission has noted the entry level qualifications
prescribed (Class X or ITI for MTS) as also the work content, and is of the view that there is no justification for further raising the entry grade pay of Postman.
Post Office (PO) and Rail Mail Service (RMS) Accountants
11.8.30 There are demands for creation of a separate cadre for the accountants of this cadre
and placing them at par with organised accounts cadres.
11.8.31 The Commission is, however, of the view that the proposal is in the nature of cadre restructuring, which is not in its ambit.
Rail Mail Service (RMS) Mail Guard
11.8.32 The hierarchy of RMS Mail Guard is as follows:
Post Grade Pay Entry level Qualification and Method of Filling Sorting Assistant 2400
50 percent DR with Class XII 50 percent through LDCE from Postman (three yrs of service)
and MTS (five yrs of service) Mail Guard 2000 Class X for Direct Recruits (50 percent DR,
50 percent by promotion, 25 percent from MTS and 25 percent from GDS) MTS 1800 Class X or ITI Higher GP 2400 has been demanded for Mail Guards. Demands have also been received for
merger of the cadres of Mail Guard with Sorting Assistants in GP 2400.
Analysis and Recommendations
11.8.33 The Commission has noted that mail guards are posted in Transit Mail Offices and
Transit Sections (Trains) and their duties and responsibilities are considered arduous in nature.
It is also noted that the VI CPC had consciously established relativity between Mail Guard,
Postman and Constables of Central Police Organizations. As no modification in the grade pay of Postman is recommended, the Mail Guard shall also be placed in same pay level.
Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS)
11.8.36 They have demanded higher GP 2000 for MTS-domestic posts and GP 2400 for MTS-
foreign posts, stating that the two job profiles require greater skills as compared to MTS of
other departments. Higher educational qualification for entry into MTS-foreign posts has also
Analysis and Recommendations
11.8.37 The Commission is of the view that given the minimum entry level qualification of
Class X, and the job content of MTS-domestic posts, the existing entry GP 1800 appears to be
appropriate. In so far as MTS-foreign posts are concerned, it is noted that they have, as Packers
of Foreign Posts, been treated as skilled workers and accordingly, in the wake of a judgement
of the High Court of Delhi, they were provided GP 1900. No upgrade is considered necessary for either MTS-domestic or MTS-foreign posts.
Gramin Dak Sewaks
11.8.48 A demand has been made before the Commission for treating Gramin Dak Sewaks
(GDS) as civil servants at par with other regular employees for all purposes.
Analysis and Recommendations
11.8.49 The Commission has carefully considered the demand and noted the following:
a. GDS are Extra-Departmental Agents recruited by Department of Posts to serve in rural
b. As per the RRs, the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to this post is
c. GDS are required to be on duty only for 4-5 hours a day under the terms and conditions
of their service.
d. The GDS are remunerated with Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) on the
pattern of pay scales for regular government employees, plus DA on pro-rata basis.
e. A GDS must have other means of income independent of his remuneration as a GDS,
to sustain himself and his family.
11.8.50 Government of India has so far held that the GDS is outside the Civil Service of the
Union and shall not claim to be at par with the Central Government employees. The Supreme
Court judgment also states that GDS are only holders of civil posts but not civilian employees.
The Commission endorses this view and therefore has no recommendation with regard to GDS.
Separation of Cadres
11.8.51 System Administrators and Marketing Executives have demanded creation of separate
cadres with higher pay scales. Presently incumbents of these posts are drawn from the cadre of
Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant Cadre.
11.8.52 The V and the VI CPC have also dealt with this issue and have not recommended
separation of cadres. The Commission also does not see any rationale for creating separate cadres.
Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP)
5.1.44 Although a number of demands were received for increasing the frequency of MACP as well as to enhance the financial benefit accruing out of it, this Commission feels that the
inherent issues in the existing pay structure owing to which there was widespread resentment have been set right by way of rationalisation of pay levels, abolition of pay band and grade pay and introduction of a matrix based open pay structure. Hence, there is no justification for increasing the frequency of MACP and it will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay matrix, the employees will move to the immediate next level.
BENCH MARK FOR MACP AND PROMOTIONS:-
5.1.45 There is, however, one significant aspect where this Commission feels that a change is
required. This is with regard to the benchmark for performance appraisal for MACP as well as
for regular promotion. The Commission recommends that this benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good.’ In addition, introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the government.
என்ன கொடுமை இது ! அடிமைச் சந்தையா ?
NON PERFORMER என்று யார் வேண்டுமானாலும் எப்படி வேண்டுமானாலும் முடிவு செய்ய முடியுமே ! இதற்கு MECHANISM எதுவும் கிடையாதே !
Withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers after 20 Years
5.1.46 There is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the
hierarchy happen as a matter of course. The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject
to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted.
This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments. The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.
This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees. However, since this is
not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments
will not be applicable in such cases. This will be treated as an “efficiency bar”. Additionally,for such employees there could be an option to leave service on similar terms and conditions as prescribed for voluntary retirement.
8.7.15 Considering all these factors, and in line with our general policy of rationalizing the
percentage based allowances by a factor of 0.8, the Commission recommends that HRA
should be rationalized to 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class
X, Y and Z cities respectively. However, the Commission also recognizes that with the current
formulation, once the new pay levels are implemented, the compensation towards HRA will
remain unchanged until such time as the pay and allowances are next revised. Going by the
historical trend this event is likely to be a decade away. Some representations have been
received stating that towards the later part of the ten year period the HRA compensation falls
considerably short of the requirement. Having regard to this, the Commission also
recommends that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent
when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent
when DA crosses 100 percent.
ஒழிக்கப்பட்ட ALLOWANCE கள்
22 Caretaking Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employee to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
23 Cash Handling Allowance : abolished.
33. Compensation in Lieu of Quarters : Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees
to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
42 Cycle Allowance : Abolished.
60 Family Planning Allowance : Abolished.
69 Funeral Allowance : Abolished.
81 Holiday Compensatory Allowance : Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees
to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
125 Overtime Allowance (OTA) : Abolished.
140 Rent Free Accommodation : Abolished.
145 Savings Bank Allowance : Abolished.
189 Treasury Allowance : Abolished.
196 Washing Allowance : Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the
newly proposed Dress Allowance.