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The memorandum for inclusion of issues relating to GDS submitted to the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Govt. of India-forwarded by the Finance Ministry to Member (Finance), Postal Services Board.
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007
President: M. Rajangam
General Secretary S.S. Mahadevaiah
Ref:No.GDS/CHQ/68/1/2014 Dated: 14.10.2014
The Member (Personnel),
Postal Services Board,
Sub:- The memorandum for inclusion of issues relating to GDS submitted to the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Govt. of India-forwarded by the Finance Ministry to Member (Finance), Postal Services Board.
We had submitted a short Memorandum to the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India requesting him to kindly to take action for inclusion of the GDS issues in the terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The memorandum has been forwarded to the Member (Finance) Postal Services Board for submitting complete proposal vide under Secretary in the Finance Ministry vide OM No. 58(2) E.III(B)/2114 dated 20th September, 2014. We believe that the issue pertains to your jurisdiction and the required proposal is also within your jurisdiction. We are enclosing a copy of the said letter for your ready reference. We are also forwarding a copy of our memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Finance Minister for ready reference.
We, request you kindly to submit a complete proposal to the Finance Ministry so that the issues of GDS are included in the terms of reference of the 7th CPC. We may add that this is accordance with the terms of the agreement that was signed between the department and this union on 21st February, 2014. We are submitting herewith a copy of the agreement also for ready reference.
Copy forwarded to:- All Circle Secretaries and CWC members.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE LETTER
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
A BLOCK SPOT…………….
Hon’ble Supreme Court has ruled that GDS, erstwhile ED, are the holders of civil post but the decision was strangely confined to inflict punishments and not to extend benefits of a civil servant! Whether justice is done this section on this area at least? The answer is in the negative! GDS are still a subject of harassment in the guise of DISCIPLINARY ACTION in one way or the other.
If we turn the page of history there was a demand LONG BACK in the postal charter TO TREAT E.Ds AS HUMANS! Even today in free INDIA where equality before LAW is assured as per the constitutional provisions, there are cases of excesses in the guise of DISCIPLINE! Put off duty(Suspension) for not attending meetings called after working hours, not attending RPLI meetings(MELAS) after working hours or Sundays, wrong delivery of one or two speed articles beyond the control of GDS, against fictitious/cooked up complaints etc. The routine omissions and commissions without any ill motive and trivial matters (not covered under CHARGE) are made charges to resort to disciplinary action. The tool of discipline is by and large misused by the appointing and sub-appointing authorities and the matter is not being REVIEWED BY THOSE VESTED WITH POWERS. This is highly deplorable and bad in law and result in avoidable appeals, petitions and fight in courts.
The principle of nil nisi bonum (‘Of the dead, nothing unless good’) is NOT applicable to GDS employees. The wards of those GDS dies in harness are not eligible for COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT in case they are died before investigation. A negligible issue to CENSURE or CORRECTIVE MEASURE is a bar for such facility which defeats the very purpose. NO COMPASSION EVEN IF THE CONDITION OF THE FAMILY IS CRITICAL. But this restriction is not there in case of departmental employees – Blatant injustice and discrimination indeed. There is now power to the CRC to examine cases on merits at least! THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF ALLOTMENT OF POINTS AND EARNING MINIMUM OF 51 POINTS IS ALSO UNSCIENTIFIC AND THE MOST DESERVING ARE ALSO DENIED OF THE FACILITY. NO PROVISION/DISCRETION TO HELP THE DISABLED, MENTALLY RETORTED AND THOSE REALLY IN DISTRESS. SUCH RESTRICTION OF POINTS ARE ENFORCED UPON THE G.D.S ALONE WHICH IS DISCRIMINATIVE AND BAD IN LAW.
In spite of our urge to resolve issues before pay commissions and available forums the cases are on increases, spread along the length and breadth of the country. Low level officers are either exploiting the GDS for their personal gains or harassing the humble in the name of DISCIPLINE. The strong will pass through and weak are caught in the web! It is high time that the GDS should not hesitate to resist any such move AND all concerned SHOULD take serious note of this BLACK SPOT!