Saturday, January 9, 2016
Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 notified: Increase in the Eligibility Limit under clause (13) of Section 2 and Calculation Ceiling under Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 2015:
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Parliament in the just concluded Winter Session of the Parliament. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 has been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary on 1st January, 2016 as Act No. 6 of 2016. The provisions of the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014.
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 envisages enhancement of eligibility limit under section 2(13) from Rs.10,000/- per month to Rs.21,000/- per month and Calculation Ceiling under section 12 from Rs. 3500 to Rs.7000 or the minimum wage for the scheduled employment, as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 also mandates previous publication of draft subordinate legislations, framed under the enabling provisions under the said Act, in the Official Gazette for inviting objections and suggestions before their final notification.
The Government has been receiving representations from trade unions for removal of all ceilings under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. It is also one of the demands made by them during the country-wide General Strike held in February, 2013 and September, 2015. As the last revision in these two ceilings were made in the year 2007 and was made effective from the 1st April, 2006, it was decided by the Government to make appropriate amendments to the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
These changes in the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 will benefit thousands of work force.
Source : PIB
Friday, January 8, 2016
MOBALISE LARGE NUMBER FOR MASS DHARNA BEFORE DAK BHAVAN ON 9th FEBRUARY 2016
AS PER THE DECISSION TAKEN IN THE AIC HELD AT BADNERA ,IT WAS DECIDED TO ORGANISE MASS DHARNA BEFORE DIRECTORATE FOR SETTLEMENT OF CASUAL LABOUR PROBLEMS MENTIONED IN OUR RESOLUTION AND ENDORSED BY NFPE WHICH INCLUDES REGULARISATION OF ALL FULL TIME CASUAL LABOUR WHO WORKED FOR 240 DAYS IN A YEAR,PART TIME CASUAL LABOUR WHO WORKED FOR 240 DAYS A YEAR FOR TWO YEARS INCLUDING DAILY RATED MAZDOORS TREATING THEM AS CASUAL LABOUR.
ORGANISE ,MOBALISE AND PARTICIPATE IN LARGE NUMBER IN DHARNA.
APPEAL TO ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NFPE AFFLIATED UNIONS.
OUR FEDERATION APPEALS TO SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE AND ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES TO EXTEND SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO THE DHARNA AND PARTICIPATE IN DHARNA. ALSO APPEALS TO ADVISE ALL CIRCLE SECRETARIES TO EXTEND THEIR COOPERATION IN MOBALISING THE CASUAL LABOUR FROM THEIR CIRCLES.
APPEAL TO ALL CIRCLE/ DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES OF PIII, PIV, GDS (NFPE) UNIONS, AFFLIATED TO NFPE.
OUR FRDERATIOPNS APPEALS TO ALL CIRCLE/ DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES TO EXTEND SUPPORT TO CASUAL LABOUR UNION IN ORGANISING LARGE NUMBER OF CASUAL LABOUR TO CHALO DELHI FROM YOUR CIRCLE/ DIVISION AND ALSO REQUEST TO SEND ONE MEMBER TO DELHI ALONG WITH CASUAL LABOUR TO GUIDE THEM PROPERLY.
M.KRISNAN Y. NAGABHUSHANAM P. MOHAN
President Working President General Secretary
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BRIEF REPORT ON 26TH AIC OF AIPEU POSTMEN & MTS P-4
(R.Seethalakshmi, G/S P-4)
26th AIC of AIPEU Postmen and MTS held at Ujjain from 02nd January 2016 to 04th January 2016 remained successful. The venue of the conference was named as. Adinarayana Nagar (Premchhaya Parisar Chamunda MataChauraha Ujjain (MP.) Holding of AIC Second Time is itself a great achievement of MP Circle under the leadership of Com. R.K Yadav, Circle Secretary (MP) circle and his team which was given a very short notice to host the AIC.
CWC held on 02nd January 2016 under the presidentship of Comrade Vikram Shah, President CHQ, all CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries were present. CWC approved AIC notice, draft report and audited account. Resolutions on organizational issues moved by CWC .
On 3rd January 2016 at 0930 AM colorful procession held in main streets of Ujjain and came back to Conference Hall. At 1030 AM flag hosting programme held. NFPE flag was hosted by Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE. P-4 flag was hosted by Com. Vikram Shah, President (CHQ). All leaders and delegates paid floral tribute to martyrs who dedicated their lives for the welfare of the nation. Open Session started at 11.00 AM with songs from delegates. Reception Committee welcomed all dignitaries at dais. Chairman Reception Committee Sh. Devkinandan Silavat welcomed all dignitaries, leaders and invitees. Open Session inaugurated by Com. A.K.Padmanabhan, National President CITU and addressed the house with present situation of the working class in India and 7th CPC retrograde recommendations also other burning issues pertaining to postal department regarding economic policy of the Government and stressed for the necessity for the unity of the working class and continuing struggle to achieve our goals. To bring justice to the low paid GDS and Casual Contingent labors working in the department of posts. Prof Chintamani Malviya, Member Parliament Ujjain greeted the conference and assured NDA Government is having much concern with the working class and will solve the problems relating to 7th CPC issues. Sh. Babu Lal Jain, Vice President, Yojana Ayog MP, also greeted the occasion. Guest of honour,Sh. AK Rai, Postmaster General Indore Region addressed the session and highlighted the modernization and digital India in the department of posts with special stress on e-commerce to generate high revenue in the department and also appreciated the services of postmen in this regard. Com. M.Krishnan, Secretary General Confederation and Ex General Secretary NFPE elaborated 7th CPC retrograde recommendations and further rectification of those demands and stressed how future struggles are important responsibility of NFPE and exclusively P-4 union to make these struggle with success. Decision for Indefinite strike in the month of March 2016 by NJCA are already under process. Confederation fully endorsed the indefinite Strike call and campaigning to be observed have already been decided. Unity is very much essential to achieve goal and aims.Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE and General Secretary P-3 addressed the house stating that it is the high time to gird up loins to achieve our aims at all costs against the 7th pay retrograde recommendations. Com Giriraj Singh President NFPE and General Secretary R-III addressed the house over the burning issues of the employees and asked the employees to remain united to take full fledged participation in the indefinite strike and time to time campaigns calls given by NFPE and confederation. Com P Suresh, General Secretary R-4 also addressed the house and explained totally unjustified 7th CPC retrograde recommendation and asked to remain united to achieve our goals. Open session was witnessed by 1200 members
On 04th January 2016 delegate session held under the presidentship of Com. Vikram Shah, President CHQ in which 498 delegate and 522 visitors attended the conference with 291 divisions participated comparatively participation of divisions and delegate improved in numbers even though more than 240 divisions not participated. 41 delegates participated in the deliberation all CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries also placed their views. Delegate session was also addressed by Com Des Raj Sharma, Ex General Secretary p-4, Com Ishwar Singh Dabas, Ex General SecretarP-4y, Com. P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary GDS NFPE, Com. Nagabhushnam working president of Casual and Contingent Labour, Com S.K. Humayun, Ex CHQ President, Com M Neelappa Ex AGS, Com. Karunanidhi Ex JCM leader, Com Shiv Narayanam Ex P-3 President, Com RY Sindhe, Ex CHQ office bearers, Com Mannu Bhai Parmar(Gujarat), Com. Shivgurunathan and many veterans of NFPE. The General Secretary presented the draft of biennial report for adoption, and audited account for the year 2013-14 and 2014-15, which was presented by the treasurer Com Mukal Chandar alongwith relevant audited report for adoption were adopted after discussion. The General Secretary replied all question raised by the delegates. About 15 resolutions on staff problems were discussed and adopted. For sectional demands in the department of Posts including few rectification of 7th CPC recommendations and GDS casual labourers problems/issues, important issues like filling up of vacancies laid in the department. AIC felt it is need of the hour to go on agitational programme and NFPE has to chalk out programme independently or under JCA immediately.. Policy programme for future course of action were placed and also adopted. AIC has also taken decision to take part in the struggle for exclusively postal department Felicitation to Com Mukal Ch Das Treasurer CHQ , Com T.K,Shivdasan AGS out going CHQ Office bearers and Com. Bahadur Singh Circle Secretary J&K retired given by CHQ.
After presesidential address vote of thanks was rendered by the General Secretary. The service rendered by Com. R.K Yadav Circle Secretary)MP), Com Devkinandan Silavate, Com R.K Jain, BL Yadav, Com CL Savravate, Com. L.N. Kohli, Com. Shyamasunder Mngrola and many others members of Reception Committee are highly appreciated for arrangement good food and accommodation during short notice. Various leaders for their arrival and message, CHQ Office bearers and Circle Secretaries/’delegates/visitors for their active participation to make our 26th AIC successful.
The following office bearers for the period 2016-2018 were elected unanimously:
Elected Post in the union
Official designation and working place
Com. Balkrishna H Chalke
Postman VJB V PO (Maharashtra)
Com. Debabrate Mohante
Postman Jajpur HO (Odisha)
Com. Mainul Haque
Postman Ulubari PO (Assam)
Postman Rajkot HO (Gujarat)
Com.Manohar Lal Sen
Postman Jodhpur HO(Rajasthan)
Postman Bangalore City PO (Karnatka)
Deputy General Secretary
Com. Vikram Shah
MTS Lucknow GPO (Uttar Pradesh)
Asstt. General Secretary
Com. Subhash Chakravarthy
Postman East Kolkata West Bengal
Postman Gudur (NL) PO (A.P)
Postman Vellore HO (Tamilnadu)
Com. Ramesh Dabas
Postman Mayapur PO (Delhi)
Com. Amar Kumar Mishra
Postman BK Steel City PO (Jharkhand)
Com. Ram Nath Pande
Cash Overseer Hazipur HPO Bihar
Postman Kannur PO Kerala
Com. Shyamsunder Mangrola
Postman Indore GPO Madhya Pardesh
All India Women Sub Committee P-4 Union was constituted as under:
1. Com. Anitha Thakur Convener (West Bengal)
1. Com. G Jamuna (Kerala)
2. Com. K.C. Prabha (Kerala)
3. Com. Chandravathi (Odisha)
4. Com Shoba (Karnatka)
5. Com. P Premalatha (Andhra)