Sunday, April 30, 2017

       Today a remembrance meeting of Com Jagadish Deb , Ex- Asstt. Circle Secretary, Gr-C West Bengal Circle and also Ex-Secretary of Central Govt Co-ordination Committee died on 11th March' 17 held at Karmachari Bhawan, Cooch Behar under the banner of 12th July Committee, Cooch Behar Dist. He was 74 and survived by his wife and son. After his retirement he involved himself with Pensioners Organisation and till he was Secretary of Pensioners Organisation, Cooch Behar District.

Com. Ratan Roy, Com. Asish Goswami, Com. Shyamalendu Das and Com. Manish Majumdar presided over the meeting. Com. Dhananjoy Das, Dist. Secretary, CGCC, placed the condolence report in the meeting. Com. Shib Sankar Roy, Ex-Convenor, 12th July Committee & our respected leader, Com. Annwesha Biswas, Circle Secretary, Gr. "C", Com. Pulak Kt. Biswas and Com. Dhurjyouti Bhattacharya have delivered their speech in remembrance of Com. Jagadish Deb. Com Bibhas Ghara and Com. Manoj Shaw were also present in the meeting. Finally the meeting has end with taken oath to complete the uncompleted works of Com. Jagadish Deb.
Com. Jagadish Deb ---- Red salute !!

Saturday, April 29, 2017


     The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. 

The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.

The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.

The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel.  As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations. 

Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.

The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

            Today on the call of NFPE a dharna program held at O/o the Chief Postmater General, West Bengal Circle, Kolkata  & divisional office of different corner of West Bengal Circle for implementation of all positive recommendation of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report with in 29.04.17 for GDS Employees.


    Comrades, as per the call of NFPE and AIPEU GDS-NFPE, we are observing a demonstration program today at all divisional headquarters and C.O. demanding implementation of positive and favourable recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee for revision of pay of GDS employees. We all know that  despite submission of the report on 24.11.2016, nothing effective has been done by the Govt. so far and it is confined within various red-tapes and official complications. Our demand today is implementation of the positive and favourable recommendations within 29th April 2017.
         The Circle Unions have decided to submit a savingram to the Secretary (Posts) and Chief PMG, W.B.Circle. The text of the savingram is given below. Please ensure its adoption and submission from today's program.

Savingram Dated 27.04.2017.
   ===  The Postal Employees of this division express their grievance and anguish over unreasonable apathy and delay in implementation of recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee for GDS employees   AAA    Implementation of positive and favourable recommendations of the Committee is demanded within 29th April 2017  ===    

(Signature of the President) 
Copy to:
1. The Secretary (Posts), Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-1.
2. The Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle, Kolkata-12.  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

           On the call of NFPE group of Union , West Bengal Circle one Trade Union Class has been organised successfully on 22nd -23rd April 2017 at Geetanjali Hall , Ranaghat under Nadia South Division. Com Tapan Dasgupta , Jt. 12th July Committee inaugurated the class. He nicely described the purpose to organise such type of class.
      Com. Bijan Chakraborty, Asstt. Circle Secretary, Com. Pranab Chattopadhyay, Trade Union Leader, Com. Shib Sankar Roy, respected Postal Trade Union Leader, Janardan majumder, Asstt. Secretary General, NFPE & Dy. General Secretary, AIPEU, Gr. 'C' (CHQ) have taken class on Trade Union Movement, Social Media, Organisation & Struggle.
   Com. Annwesa Biswas, Circle Secretary Gr-C, Com. Sanatan Das, Circle Secretary, Postmen & MTS, Com. Bijay Gopal Sur, Circle Secretary, GDS, Com, Sanjib Barua, Circle Secretary , SBCO, Com. Nanda Sen, Vice President , Gr-C (CHQ), Com. Subhas Chakraborty, AGS, Postmen & MTS, (CHQ),  & other respected leader  also attended the class. Com. Janardan Majumder, Com. Asit Das, Com. Sukumar Mondal, Com. Asish Dutta presided over the class.
   One drama also 'Mukti Diksha, was presented by Krishti Sansad, Sonarpur.
      More than 200 Comrades  attended the class from the different Divn / Branch.