Postal Banking with the large net work/connectivity is the dream of
the INDIA POST!
AIGDS Union also welcomed the proposal as usual with the same HOPE
AND VISION that at least this time the dreams of Gramin Dak Sevaks would be
Soon immediately the historic strike was called off on 20.03.2015 it
was GDS who made it possible to achieve the given targets, lakhs and lakhs of
Sukanya Samridhi Accounts were opened.The hard work and dedication of GDS throughout the country was again
appreciated as usual.We have again
shown that GDS is always ready to work and work hard in any situation.It is a common to our department to achieve
given targets and this time our competition was with BANKS.This time also there was a pat on the back of
the GDS, merely a pat AS USUAL!
GDS did not float in dream by the above achievement as it is not
uncommon to him to do so, there are several records already.The attitude towards GDS is not changed yet
as far as his service conditions and pay.He is patiently waiting for it, because he is working for the POSTAL
DEPARTMENT under Government of India who is supposed to be model employer!Now postal Banking is in the offing……?Is it not the time to FLY
HIGH this time with reality if the attitude of the POSTAL DEPARTMENT changes
towards GDS!Now a common man and an
unorganised is having a dream of PENSION!Surely it will happen if we are considered REALLY as one among the
entire postal net work in true spirits.We shall wait for the day, the day of the GDS to FLY HIGH!
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last date for submission of authorization letters by the Union has been fixed
as on or before 06.07.2015. It should be sent to the Divisional Heads. The
Form for this verification is furnished. Please download. This time new unions
also participated verification.
A leader once expressed
his opinion on GDS problems. We can
easily count the stars in the sky but not the problems of GDS! There was no dispute over the statement
because it is a fact. Since there is no
change in the policy adopted by the British rulers, that is cheap labour/hire
and fire, exploitation would continue till it is resisted tooth and nail.
Let us take an example of
COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT TO THE WARDS OF GDS DIES IN HARNESS. The scheme is to support the family of the
deceased GDS immediately after the death, to assure bread, to wipe the tears,
to mitigate hardship being faced due to unforeseen death etc. etc. There are instructions issued often to
process the cases of compassionate appointment but hardly followed. There are cases delayed for years and
ultimately it is the family members of the GDS suffer! Would the D.K.Chauhan committee at least
appreciate our views this time and come out with justified recommendations?
Some live examples from
Karnataka: A ward of a deceased GDS
namely Anil Shinde is craving for compassionate appointment but denied by the
committee for the reason that the family did not earn minimum of 51 points. THERE IS NO PROVISION TO GRANT POINTS FOR
EXTRANIOUS MATTERS. In Shinde’s case his
younger brother is suffering from mental ailment and the family cannot afford
the child special training/vocational training/education. This may be possible later after assuring the
family appointment in relaxation of recruitment rules. He has lost both his father and mother. There are no discretionary powers to the
committee to give points, really strange in deed!
In another case, the ward
of the GDS had to discontinue his studies temporarily as his father was
suffering from paralysis. He worked as his father’s substitute and earned for
the family needs. No point is given for
education of this child for the reason that the child was not pursuing his
studies at the time of death of the GDS!
A GDS died before issue
of charge sheet, that is at the stage of allegation/preliminary state of
suspected fraud. But compassionate
appointment is denied to the wife of the GDS dies in harness for the reason
that past record of the GDS was not good.
The principle of nil nisi bonum is not applicable to the GDS staff
unlike regular staff, an act of discrimination and violation of article 14 of
the constitution! There is no such
restrictions for regular staff, why discrimination towards poor GDS?
Due points for remarriage
of a woman, divorcee, is proposed! For
this reason the ward of the diseased is denied appointment, case of Vageesh s/o
Nagendrappa of Belalagere BO under Kanivebilichi SO in Shimoga division,
Karnataka. Similarly points for pursuing
education of children after the death of the GDS, not given e.g. cases of Anup
kumar s/o Ghanashyam BPM, Issur BO and Mohan kumar the ward in Hassan division,
Hence in order to end
such sufferings of the poor it is urged upon the concerned to look into the
matter seriously and cause to further liberalise the norms for offering
compassionate appointment. Powers to the
CRC committee is presently need of the hour. Any further delay in this regard
would be to deny JUSTICE PERMANENTLY! All past cases need to be reviewed for