Comrades J.Ramamurthy, R.N.Parashar and Balwinder Singh has been elected as President, General Secretary and Treasurer respectively in the AIC of P.III Union (NFPE) held at Bengaluru last week. My Hearty Congratulations to all the newly elected office-bearers!
“SECRETARY GENERAL AND ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) WILL SIT ON TWO DAYS HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN, NEW DELHI ON 1st & 2ndDECEMBER 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.” R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE.
Com. V.Ramesh, General Secretary of All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA) has directed its units to extend all support and solidarity to the SAVE BSNL Campaign. In Delhi, Com. A.K.Bhatnagar, General Secretary, North Zone, contacted and offered his full support to the campaign programme.
Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations thanks AIIEA and its leaders for the kind gesture of solidarity and support.
Com. R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, National Federation of Postal Unions (NFPE) has extended full support to the SAVE BSNL Campaign and directed its units to support the campaign. A copy of the same is given below:
APPEAL TO EXTEND SOLIDARITY SUPPORT
TO FORUM OF BSNL UNIONS/ASSOCIATIONS
All General Secretaries/ Circle Secretaries & Divisional Secretaries of NFPE Unions are requested to extend solidarity support in “SAVE BSNL CAMPAIGN AND THE PROGRAMMES OF ACTION” as per the call given by Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations .
Copy of Save BSNL Campaign-Support requested by Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations is produced below.
Forum expreses its sincere thanks to NFPE and its Secretary General, Com. R.N.Parashar.
The Supreme Court has transferred the Writ Petition filed by the NFPE and All India Postal Employees Union GDS(NFPE) seeking for direction to be issued to the Union of India to treat Gramin Dak Sevaks (formerly called Extra Departmental Employees) as Civil Servants for all purposes on par with regular employees and also seeking declaration of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules as invalid and unconstitutional to the Delhi High Court for consideration. The Supreme Court also stated that Delhi High will be the appropriate Court as the matter is better considered by one High Court.
The Judgement is very important on two counts. One, the SC has taken the issue seriously. Second, the case has been transferred from SC to High Court, which is not usually ordered. The case will be disposed in SC and the petitioner will be asked to approach the High Court. Here, the SC itself has transferred the case directly to Delhi HC, instead of asking the petitioner to file the case.
The NFPE deserves appreciation for taking up the case. I hope that the High Court takes a favourable decision.
The NFPE and GDS union have been continuously pressing the government and also organising struggles for the regularisation of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (Extra Departmental Employees), numbering about three lakhs working in the Post offices throughout the country.They have filed a case in the Supreme Court praying for regularisation etc.
Now the Supreme Court has referred the matter to the Delhi High Court to decide the prayer of NFPE and AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) to treat the Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servants for all purposes on par with the regular employees.
The Gramin Dak Sewaks (former Extra-Departmental employees)in the Department of Posts numbering about two lakhs and odd have been an exploited section of workers since the introduction of ED system. The British rulers utilised the system for cheap labour. Even after Independence, there was no much change. It was after formation of the National Federation of Posts and Telegraph Employees (NFPTE) in 1954, that the issues of the ED employees were taken seriously. Under the leadership of Com.K.Adinaryana, the veteran leader of the NFPTE, struggles after struggles were waged for improving the conditions of the ED employees. Much advancement could be made, but still the government was not prepared to accept them as regular employees.
Now, the ED employees are re-named as Gramin Dak Sewaks. Last time, the VI CPC was not given the terms of reference including the GDS. The government has announced the formation of VII CPC, but no mention is about the GDS. It is in this context that the All India Postal Employees Union GDS (NFPE) has given call to organise a Parliament March on 11th December 2013 by the Gramin Dak Sewaks. The demands include, Departmentalisation of Branch Offices, Civil Servant status to GDS and Inclusion of GDS wage structure etc. in the purview of the VII CPC.
These demands are fully justified. The Government should concede the just and long pending demands of the GDS who serve the Nation and its people living in the lakhs of villages and remote areas.
My complete support and solidarity with the struggle of the GDS!
The 9th Federal Council of the National Federation of Postal Employees is scheduled to be held from 9th to 12th June at Hyderabad. NFPTE which was formed in 1954 got bifurcated in 1985 in to NFPE and NFTE consequent to the bifurcation of the P&T in to Postal and Telecommunication Departments. While the service section of the Department of Telecom was converted in to a PSU, BSNL, the Department of Posts continued as such and NFPE also continued. The present Federal Council of NFPE is the 9th after its formation.
NFPTE has a glorious past organising many historic struggles for the interest of the Central Government employees and specially for the P&T employees. NFPE as also BSNLEU is continuing with this great tradition.
On behalf of BSNLEU and on my own behalf, I convey Best Wishes for the success of the Federal Council and Revolutionary Greetings to all the comrades !