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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DEMONETIZATION (NOTE BANDI) CAUSE OF SUFFERING FOR PUBLIC


EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER

DECEMBER 2016

 

DEMONETIZATION (NOTE BANDI)
CAUSE OF SUFFERING FOR PUBLIC

            The object of demonetization was stated by Prime Minister to combat corruption and black money .But without making proper preparations it’s implementation has caused suffering more to the public in general and Bank and Postal Employees in particular. All Government Employees, Workers, Farmers and small & big entrepreneurs are also suffering because of this. People start standing in ques in front of ATMs since early in the night. As the ATMs were not calibrated as per  new notes of Rs.2000/- and 500/- so these notes are not being put in ATMs and 100/- Rupees  notes are exhausted within a short period and remaining persons remain standing in ques. The decision taken in hurry is being changed frequently. Firstly it was ordered that anybody can change the old notes worth Rupees 4000/- from any Bank & Post Office, after that limit raised as Rs.4500/- and now it has been reduced to Rs.2000/- from the Post Offices or Bank where account stands.

            `No employer is giving salary to his employees. Shops are being shut. The business in Mandis is getting stopped. Workshops and factories are being closed. Workers are returning back from Metro Cities to their villages.

            The problems before farmers are aggravating. Now this is season of RAVI CROPS and Farmers are not able to purchase seeds and fertilizer besides having money. If it peasants come in distress it will adversely affect the economy of nation. Agricultural products like vegetables and fruits are not being purchased in Mandis. All the small enterprises, from brick Kilns  to factories , who have  to pay cash wages to workers have stopped working or not making full payment of wages as they have been allowed to withdraw Rs.25000/- . As per the RBI directives, distinct and primary co-operative banks which cater to millions of farmers are not allowed to exchange the votes. This has paralysed the banking operations causing hardship to farmer and rural population. Workers working in transport sector have become unemployed. The goods carrier vehicles have come to halt, as to operate these there is no money and it will result shortage of food items.

             The Government has authorized all Hospitals to accept old notes but the private hospitals and Nursing Homes have not been allowed therefore people are not getting proper treatment and some have died due to lack of treatment.

            Most of the work in this country is done by cash transaction. After barring 86% currency which was in the form of notes of higher denomination has caused suffering to the common man including labourers, farmers, entrepreneurs and government employees. The way in which this has been implemented adverse effect on livelihood of common man can be noticed.

            The government is claiming GDP at the rate of 8% but now it may come down up to 5% and the economy will take more time to come up after bearing this blow.

            The Government is claiming total removal of problem of corruption and black money after demonetization but experts are saying that there is only 6% black money in the form of cash and only 0.025% currency is fake. Rest 94% black money is in real estate, Share Market, Gold and Jewellery and foreign currency and so many other activities. For marriages, orders were issued to withdraw Rs.2.5 lakh but so many conditions have been imposed and fulfillment of these conditions is impossible and the people are committing suicide being aggrieved of it. To restrict withdrawal of its own money is clear-cut violation of constitutional provisions.

            With this decision the postal employees have also been very adversely affected. There is no adequate infrastructure in Post Offices. In most of the post offices, notes counting machines and fake currency detecting machines are not available. About 10000 Post Offices are single handed and he has to do all other works besides this demonetization work. The Post Offices are being opened since 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. and being opened on holidays and Sundays and no extra remuneration is being paid in lieu of this extra duty work.

            There are no proper security arrangements in Post Offices for cash remittance. Cash cannot be retained in Post Offices. To remit the cash from SOs to HO. The employees have to take risk. Banks are not ready to accept. The banned currency due to non availability cash from Banks. Postal employees have to bear the annoyance of public.

            NFPE has raised all these issues before Postal Administration and other officers and accordingly Directorate has issued instructions to settle these problems but still this is not sufficient.

            If the attitude of administration does not change than NFPE along with PJCA will proceed on path of agitation

Friday, November 25, 2016

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT

GDS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN SUBMITTED ITs REPORT TO THE SECRETARY POSTS TODAY (ON 24.11.2016). 

CHALO DELHI – CHALO PARLIAMENT

Confederation Circular dated 24-11-2016

Ref: Condn/Genl/2016-19                                                                                                           Dated – 24.11.2016


CHALO DELHI – CHALO PARLIAMENT

MAKE THE 15TH DECEMBER 2016 PARLIAMENT MARCH
 A HISTORIC SUCCESS
20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

To
1.      All National Secretariat Members (office bearers)
2.      Chief Executives of all affiliated organisations
3.      General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs.

Dear Comrades,

Please refer to the previous circulars on the above subject. Reports so far received at CHQ shows that all affiliates and C-O-Cs are making intensive preparations for the Parliament March to ensure participation of employees as per the quota fixed by the National Secretariat meeting held on 30.09.2016.

AFFILIATES & C-O-CS IN DELHI AND NEAR BY STATES SHOULD ENSURE PARTICIAPTION OF HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Bihar etc. are requested to mobilise hundreds and thousands of employees for the Parliament March. 

CONDUCT CAMPAIGN PROGRAMMES
Please conduct serious campaign programmes. Print notices, posters, circulars etc. and circulate widely among employees and public. Book special conveyance. Bring maximum flags, banners and Placards. Convene your organization’s managing bodies and make effective planning for bringing maximum employees to Delhi. 

ACCOMMODATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
The national Secretariat has decided that the accommodation for the participants from major organisations is to be arranged by the respective organization. For others, if accommodation is required, they are requested to contact the following CHQ office bearers (office bearers of Delhi COC).


1.      Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee                                                    2. Com. Giriraj Singh
General Secretary, COC Delhi State                                               President, COC Delhi State     
& Financial Secretary, Confederation CHQ                     & Vice President Confederation CHQ
Mob: 09868520926                                                                             Mob: 09811213808

CLIMATE
Climate in Delhi in December will be cold (Sometimes severe cold). Participants may bring warm clothings.

FLAGS, BANNERS & PLACARDS
Participants are requested to bring flags, placards with slogans and banners in large number.

PUBLICITY IN LOCAL MEDIA
Maximum effort may be made to give wide publicity for the Parliament March through local print & electronic media, social media etc.

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEETINGS OF CONFEDERATION
National Executive Meeting of the Confederation will be held on 16th December 2016 (next day of the Parliament March) at New Delhi at 10 AM. Venue: MP’s Club, OPP. NFPE office, North Avenue, New Delhi. All National Secretariat members, Chief Executives of all affiliated organisations (with minimum 500 membership) and General Secretaries of C-O-Cs are requested to attend the meeting without fail. Meeting will continue upto 5 PM. Please book your travel tickets accordingly.

1ST MEETING OF THE NEWLY ELECTED WOMEN’S COMMITTEE OF CONFEDERATION
1st Meeting of the newly elected Women’s Committee of the Confederation will be held on 15.12.2016 (Day of Parliament March) at 4 PM at New Delhi. Venue: NFPE office, 1st Floor, North Avenue Post office building. All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to ensure participation of the women committee members nominated by them in the meeting on 15.12.2016 at 4 PM. 


Fraternally yours,

 (M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
mkrishnan6854@gmail.com 
Mob: 09447068125

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GDS COURT CASE - RTP PRINCIPAL CAT CASE

GDS COURT CASE

IT IS INFORMED THAT GDS COURT CASE PROCEEDINGS IN PRINCIPLE CAT, DELHI ADJOURNED TO 13-01-2017.

   R.N. PARASHAR

SECRETARY GENERAL

RTP PRINCIPAL CAT CASE

Arguments held on 17.11.2016 in RTP Principle CAT case. Department seek time to file reply.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

DISBURSEMENT OF SALARY TO STAFF IN CASH FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER-2016

DISBURSEMENT OF SALARY TO STAFF IN CASH FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER-2016

              
National Federation of Postal Employees

1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                             e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981              website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-66 /2016                                                                   Dated : 15th November,2016

To

            Shri B.V. Sudhakar,
            Secretary,
            Department of Posts,
            Dak Bhawan,
            New Delhi-110 001
                                   
Sub:    Disbursement of Salary to Staff in Cash. Reg

Sir,
            Due to monetization Scheme, there is huge rush in the Banks and Post Offices and the Cap of Rs.24000/- for withdrawal from the S.B. Account has been imposed by the Government of India. It will create more problems to the staff to withdraw the amount of salary from the SB Accounts from Banks and Post Offices and it will adversely affect the work also because everyone will have to stand in long ques to withdraw the amount.

            Keeping in view the above facts, it is requested to kindly cause orders to disburse the salary of the staff in cash for the month of November,2016.

            Hoping for a positive action. 
        
            With regards,                                                                          Yours Sincerely,

                                                                                                              (R.N. Parashar)
                                                                                                         Secretary General