COPY OF MEMORANDUM TO BE SUBMITTED ON 17-10-2019 BY AIPEU GDS TO THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS & MoC

COPY OF MEMORANDUM TO BE SUBMITTED ON 17-10-2019 BY AIPEU GDS TO THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS & MoC
AIPEU letter to secretary post
No.AIPEU-GDS/CHQ-Memorandum/DTE/2019 Date :17-10-2019
To
The Secretary,
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110 001
Respected Sir,
Sub:-Memorandum submitted to Secretary, Department of Posts, by All India Postal Employees Union GDS – reg.
The meeting of Central Working Committee, AIPEU-GDS comprising CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries & Mahila Committee Members and General Secretaries, CHQ Representatives of NFPE & its affiliated Unions held on 8th & 9th September 2019 in Pudukottai (Tamil Nadu) has reviewed and discussed in detail on the following long pending demands of the Gramin Dak Sevaks.
The meeting viewed with grave concern regarding inordinate delay in implementing the assurances given to the Unions during discussions held after 16 days strike of GDS (May-June 2018). The delay in implementation of all positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee causing large scale resentment among Gramin Dak Sevaks.
As the new Secretary, Department of Posts, has taken over charge only recently, the AIPEUGDS CHQ decided to bring all the important/pending demands once again to the notice of the Secretary, Department Posts for an early settlement, before resorting to agitational programmes.
Accordingly, we submit the following demands and pending issues for immediate intervention of our Hon’ble Secretary, Department of Posts for an early favorable action.
Yours sincerely,
(P.Pandurangaro)
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS
Encl: Charter of demands.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS ADOPTED BY THE CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT PUDUKOTTAI (TAMIL NADU) ON 08-09-2019 TO 09-09-2019.
1. Grant civil servant status to all Gramin Dak Sevaks as per the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court which categorically ruled that GDS are ‘holders of civil post”
2. Minimum five hours pay scale (wage scale) and maximum 7 ½ hours pay scale may be granted (instead of 4 hours & 5 hours. Remove artificial and unjustified cap of maximum 5 hours limit for GDS. Grant pay scale up to 7 ½ hours.
3. GDS wage revision may be given effect from 01-01-2016 as already implemented in case of Central Government Employees and grant revised pay scales as per the formula recommended by Kamlesh Chandra Committee from 01-01-2016 and full arrears of TRCA may be paid instead of 2.57 multiplication.
4. Complete Membership verification under Gramin Dak Sevak (EDA) Recognition Rules 1995 immediately and grant recognition to AIPEU-GDS and extend all Trade Union facilities. Order recovery of subscription to the members of AIPEU-GDS, being the participant union during last verification.
5. Count GDS service for pension in the case of (a) GDS who are promoted as MTS, Postman & Mail Guard (b)GDS who retire from GDS service without any promotion as per the judgement of CAT, Chennai Bench (upheld by Hon’ble High Court & Hon’ble Supreme Court), CAT, Bangalore Bench (upheld by Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka) and CAT, Principle Bench, New Delhi judgement dated 17-11-2016. Amend Rule-6 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011.
6. Grant Medical Reimbursement facility to GDS. Union Cabinet had already given in principle approval for introduction of Health Insurance Scheme for GDS. This should be implemented immediately.
7. Grant of full Composite Allowance @ Rs.2400/1600/800 as recommended by Kamlesh Chandra Committee.
8. The following positive recommendations would be considered positively and ordered.
Ø Ceiling on ex gratia gratuity to be enhanced to Rs.5,00,000/-,
Ø Enhance coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme to Rs.5,00,000/-,
Ø Enhance Department contribution to Rs.300/- per member in the Circle Welfare Fund,
Ø 10% hike in the prescribed limits of grants and assistance from welfare fund,
Ø One week paternity leave for male GDS,
Ø Leave accumulation and leave encashment upto 180 days,
Ø Further relaxation of limited transfer facility for GDS,
Ø Provision of one-time discharge scheme for guaranteed employment with
Voluntary retirement scheme after 20/30 years of service,
Ø Enhance cash conveyance allowance,
Ø Enhance ex gratia allowance during put off duty,
Ø Shifting of retirement date to the last date of the month,
Ø Revision of eligibility for appearing to departmental promotion examinations to Minimum one year qualifying service for GDS.
9. Drawal of arrears to substitutes worked in place of vacant posts of GDS & stop gap arrangements, after fixation of new wages from 01-01-2016.
10. Financial upgradation at 10 / 20 / 30 years of service.
11.Govt contribution to Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) to be enhanced to 14% and GDS contribution to 10% as in the case of regular employees.
12. Instead of fixing wage level of new entrant at minimum TRCA (level-1), the same may be fixed at the corresponding wage level of the previous incumbent who worked in the same post, without waiting for six months for review and revision.
13. Avoid combination of duties wherever it is not feasible due to heavy workload in BOs.
14. ‘Service weightage’ increment for every three years service to be granted while fixing pay in the new scale to avoid fixing of TRCA of senior with more service equal to that of junior / new entrants.
15. Stop proposed move to Corporatize various functions of Postal Department.
16. Fill up all vacancies in the Department of Posts.
17. Stop fixing unjustified and unrealistic targets for canvassing business under IPPB, RPLI etc,.
18.Provide better infrastructure and basic amenities including band width for hassle free functioning of RICT / Darpan in BOs.
19. Withdraw the orders issued by the Department imposing break-in-service on GDS who participating in strike.
20. TRCA once granted should not be reduced under any circumstances even if the workload comes down due to circumstances beyond the control of BPM/ABPM.
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Signature:
Name:
Designation:
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