Friday, 29 March 2019

Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011( GDS are not allowed to perform their duty beyond 5 hours) : Kamalesh Chandra Committee Analysis

Date : 29.07.2019

Rule 3A(i) of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011( GDS are not allowed to perform their duty beyond 5 hours) : Kamalesh Chandra Committee Analysis

Most of the Unions/Federations have represented to the GDS Committee to remove the 5 hours cap on the maximum period of working hours for GDS in a day. They demanded GDS should be given maximum of 8 hours of duty like the regular employees of the Department and should be compensated accordingly.

During the direct interactions of GDS with the Committee organized in many Circles , the GDS demanded from the Committee that they should be given 8 hours duty and in return they are ready to do whatever work given to them by the Department.

Ch.Laxmi narayana

Alternative source of income for GDS : Committee observations.

Date : 29.03.2019

Alternative source of income for GDS : Committee observations.

The Committee visited Rae Bareilly Division of Uttar Pradesh and saw the TRCA slip of one Sh.Birendra Kumar ( GDS MP, SARENI ). The copy of TRCA shows that the Shri Kumar is getting net TRCA of Rs.3,977/- per month after deductions.

Basic : 2385
DA : 2838
Total : 5223
Deductions:
GIS : 50
PLI : 1196

Net Pay : 3977.

The same situation exists for almost all newly recruited GDSs. The senior GDS also receive an average wage of around Rs.8,000 /- to Rs.9,000/- only which are not sufficient to manage even the basic needs of living with a small family in rural/urban areas without any alternate source of income, and since the alternate source of income is not available , the GDS are facing financial problems

Maximum hours of duty for GDS : Suggesstions examined by the Kamalesh Chandra Committee.

Date : 29.03.2019

Maximum hours of duty for GDS : Suggesstions examined by the Kamalesh Chandra Committee.

NFPE : demanded to increase fro 3 hours to 5 hours.

FNPO : Asked to increase to  7.5 hours

AIGDSU : raised to 8 hours

Circle Heads & Regional Heads : Fixed 5 hours

Divisional&Sub divisional Heads : Fixed 5 hours

Nodal Officers from all the Circles : Fixed 5 hours.

Ch.Laxmi narayana

Reviewing of Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group 'C') Recruitment Rules, 2019- reg.

Date : 29.07.2019

Reviewing of Department of Posts Postman and Mail Guard (Group 'C') Recruitment Rules, 2019- reg.

Directorate asked the inputs from all the Circles regarding following amendments in the Recruitment Rules of Postman.

(A) in serial number 1 relating to the post of Postman  -(a)under column(7),for the entry the following entry shall besub stituted namely :-

"Educational qualillcation:

• (i) 12th standard pass from a recognized Board except for Gramin Dak Sevak'

• (ii) 1O th standard pass from a recognized Board for Gramin Dak Sevak.

• A candidate not having valid driving license at the time of appointment shall not earn periodical increment in pay till production of such license or for a period of five years from the date of appointment whichever is earlier and after production of such license or expiry of such five years period, pay shall be restored prospectively to the level pay would have reached had the periodical increment in pay was not withheld and no arrears of pay shall be paid for the intervening pwriod.




Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Regarding strict adherence of IPPB Cash Management SOP

Date : 27.03.2019

Regarding strict adherence of IPPB Cash Management SOP.


Proposal of BFSI sector Skill Council for recognition of prior learning of Gramin Dak Sevaks : Department of Posts.

Date : 27.03.2019

Proposal of BFSI sector Skill Council for recognition of prior learning of Gramin Dak Sevaks : Department of Posts.

There is no useful for that certification. it is the only plan to mobilise GDS towards ippb payments.



Deputation of Shri Aakash Deep Chakravarti (IPoS-1994), PMG HyderabadRegion as Secretary, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

Date : 27.03.2019

Deputation of Shri Aakash Deep Chakravarti (IPoS-1994), PMG HyderabadRegion as Secretary, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).


Regarding opening of all operative post offices on 31.03.2019(sunday) and administrative offices including Circle office on 30.03.2019(saturday) and 31.03.2019(sunday).

Date : 27.03.2019

Regarding opening of all operative post offices on 31.03.2019(sunday) and administrative offices including Circle office on 30.03.2019(saturday) and 31.03.2019(sunday).





All Agency Banks to remain open for public on March 31, 2019 (Sunday) : RBI

Date : 27.03.2019

All  Agency  Banks to remain open for  public on  March 31,  2019 (Sunday) : RBI


Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective from 01.01.2019 onwards -reg.

Date : 27.03.2019

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective from 01.01.2019 onwards -reg.


Monday, 25 March 2019

Indian labour law : Constitutional Rights.

Date : 25.03.2019

Indian labour law : Constitutional Rights.

In the Constitution of India from 1950, articles 14-16, 19(1)(c), 23-24, 38, and 41-43A directly concern labour rights.

Article 14 states everyone should be equal before the law, 

Article 15 specifically says the state should not discriminate against citizens, and 

Article 16 extends a right of "equality of opportunity" for employment or appointment under the state. 

Article 19(1)(c) gives everyone a specific right "to form associations or unions". 

Article 23 prohibits all trafficking and forced labour

Article 24 prohibits child labour under 14 years old in a factory, mine or "any other hazardous employment".

Articles 38-39, and 41-43A, however, like all rights listed in Part IV of the Constitution are not enforceable by courts, rather than creating an aspirational "duty of the State to apply these principles in making laws". 

The original justification for leaving such principles unenforceable by the courts was that democratically accountable institutions ought to be left with discretion, given the demands they could create on the state for funding from general taxation, although such views have since become controversial. 

Article 38(1) says that in general the state should "strive to promote the welfare of the people" with a "social order in which justice, social, economic and political, shall inform all the institutions of national life. 

Article 38(2) : it goes on to say the state should "minimise the inequalities in income" and based on all other statuses. 

Article 41 creates a "right to work", which the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 attempts to put into practice. 

Article 42 requires the state to "make provision for securing just and human conditions of work and for maternity relief". 

Article 43 says workers should have the right to a living wage and "conditions of work ensuring a decent standard of life". 

Article 43A, inserted by the Forty-second Amendment of the Constitution of India in 1976, creates a constitutional right to codetermination by requiring the state to legislate to "secure the participation of workers in the management of undertakings".

Ch.Laxmi narayana

GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011 : Rule 3A (iii) – Overview

Date : 25.03.2019

GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011 : Rule 3A (iii) – Overview


Rule : A Sevak shall have to give an undertaking that he has other sources of income besides the allowances paid or to be paid by the Government for adequate means of livelihood for himself and his family.
 

GDS engagement rule 3(iii) of 2011 : Committee views :


The Committee also found out during the visit to Circles that this condition is not being implemented in letter and spirit and merely exists on paper in most of the cases.
  • This conditon exists in paper only.
  • The declarations given by GDS were mostly not correct.
  • No action has been taken by the Dept.for submitting incorrect declarations.
  • How alternative means of livelihood is available to GDSs who come to work from outside the post village due to changed residence condition ?
  • The employeers who hire labours for different works in the rural areas ,will not hire GDSs for 2-3 hours in a day after working hours of GDS Post Office.
  • A large percentage of GDSs are now solely dependent upon the wages which they receive from the Department.
Finally, the Committee feels that this condition needs to be changed appropriately which suits the requirements of the Department as well as GDSs.

Department View :


  • After examining all these issues, Directorate dont want to made any changes in this rule and hence they are in the view that ” the maximum working hours is restricted to 5 hours according to Rule 3A(i) , there is no logic seen in taking away this condition.


NUGDS(FNPO) stand :


  • Both these rules i.e, 3A(i) & 3A(iii) are interlinked
  • We submitted and proved before Kamalesh Chandra Committee and Directorate that ” majority of GDS were performed their duties beyond 5 hours with the standards of workload norms assigned by DoP & upto 10 to 15 hours by including MGNREGS and Social Security Pensions.Hence, requested the DoP to provide 8 hour duty to all GDS.
If 8 hours duty provided to GDS by DoP, there is no need to take declarations from GDS for other sources of income.
(or)
It is evidently proved by the GDS Pay Committee Report , that” this rule exists in paper only”.

Conclusion :

There fore, we ask, request and demand the abolition of GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules,2011 for better livelihood of India Post.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
CS,NUGDS

Equal pay for Equal work : Some of the Court judgements.

Date : 25.03.2019

Equal pay for Equal work : Some of the Court judgements.

Article 39(d) of the Constitution provides that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work. In the Equal Remuneration Act 1976 implemented this principle in legislation.

1). Randhir Singh v Union of India : 

 Supreme Court of India held that the principle of equal pay for equal work is a constitutional goal and therefore capable of enforcement through constitutional remedies under Article 32 of Constitution.

2). State of AP v G Sreenivasa Rao :

 equal pay for equal work does not mean that all the members of the same cadre must receive the same pay packet irrespective of their seniority, source of recruitment, educational qualifications and various other incidents of service.

3). State of MP v Pramod Baratiya :

 comparisons should focus on similarity of skill, effort and responsibility when performed under similar conditions.

4). Mackinnon Mackenzie & Co v Adurey D'Costa : 

a broad approach is to be taken to decide whether duties to be performed are similar

Ch.Laxmi narayana

Saturday, 23 March 2019

GDS Limited Transfer : New Application Form

Date : 23.03.2019

GDS Limited Transfer : New Application Form



Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS) posts : DoP order dated 22.03.2019.

Date : 23.03.2019

Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS) posts : DoP order dated 22.03.2019.

In respect of the GDSs engaged on or after 01.07.2018,the initial fixation of TRCA will be done on the first stage of Level -1 of the respective category.

i.e , for BPM - Rs.12,000
and for ABPM -Rs.10,000



This order is contrary to the order no.5-1/07 -WS-I dated 16.07.2012.

That order posted below.


Examination of recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Transfer of GDS on #Adminietrative/ Vigilance ground : DoP letter to all CPMGs & PMGs.

Date : 23.03.2019

Examination of recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Transfer of GDS on #Adminietrative/ Vigilance ground : DoP letter to all CPMGs & PMGs.


Thursday, 21 March 2019

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Resolutions of NUGDS to be taken up in the 16th AIC at Sravana Belgola , Hassan Dt , Karnataka on 04.03.2019.

Date : 07.03.2019

Resolutions of NUGDS to be taken up in the 16th AIC at Sravana Belgola , Hassan Dt , Karnataka on 04.03.2019.






The following recommendations suggested by NUGDS All India President , CH.Laxmi Narayana with the help of the then General Secretary , NAPE Gr- C Sri.D.Kishan Rao.

Date : 07.03.2019

The following recommendations suggested by NUGDS All India President , CH.Laxmi Narayana with the help of the then General Secretary , NAPE Gr- C Sri.D.Kishan Rao.


The following activities taken up by the All India President , NUGDS CH.Laxmi Narayana

Date : 07.03.2019

The following activities taken up by the All India President , NUGDS CH.Laxmi Narayana


Opening of DoP staff salary Account with lndia Post PaymentsBank (IPPB).

Date : 07.03.2019

Opening of DoP staff salary Account with lndia Post PaymentsBank (IPPB).