The 30th All India Conference of our union was held from 04.06.2015 to 08.06.2015 at Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, (Com. S. K. VyasJi Nagar) Lucknow under the presidentship of Com. R. Sivannarayana CHQ President. More than 2000 comrades participated as delegates and visitors from all parts of the country. More young comrades could be seen this time which establishes the growth of our union among the new recruits. The attendance of more comrades was also encouraging.
The AIC commenced its proceedings with the flag hoisting at 10.30 hours on 04.06.2015. The National flag was hoisted by Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation. The NFPE flag was hoisted by Com Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE and the AIPEU Group 'C' flag was hoisted by Com R. Sivannarayana, President CHQ. Homages & tribute rendered to the martyrs column thereafter.
The house was informally constituted and the subjet committee commenced under the presidentship of Com. R. Sivannarayana, President. The open session commenced at 16.00 hours on 04.06.2015. Com R. N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE & Chief Patron, Reception Committee presided. It was inaugurated by Com Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU who covered the adverse impact of neoliberal policies on the working class and the need for further united struggle of the working class to save the nation. He hailed the role of our Federation and unions in the mass movements.
After the inauguration, the following leaders of various political parties and Trade Unions greeted our conference with their speeches. Com. Subhashini Ali, Polit Bureau Member CPI(M) & Ex-M. P. Kanpur, Sri Ram Narain Sahu, Ex-Member, Rajya Sabha, Dr. Mahendra Singh, MLC, Dr. Sarita Singh, Chief Postmaster General, Uttar Pradesh Circle. Com. Shiv Gopal Misra, Secretary General, AIRF and Secretary, National JCM (Staff Side), Com. K. Ragavendran, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & General Secretary, All India Postal & RMS Pensioner’s Association are the prominent speakers delivered their oration in the open session. Com. Virendra Tiwary, General Secretary, Reception Committee and also the General Secretary, SBCO Association delivered vote of thanks.
In the midst of the subject committee, the following comrades delivered their oration and conveyed the greetings. Com. T. Satyanaryana, General Secretary, Postal Accounts, Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R4, Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE & General Secretary R3, Com. R. Seethalakshmi, General Secretary P4, Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee, General Secretary, Admn, Com. P. Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE), Com. Nagabhooshanam, Working President, Casual Labourers Association, Com. K. V. Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary and Com. K. K. N. Kutty, President Confederation were the prominent leaders among them.
The delegate session was commenced in the evening on 04.06.2015 and the agenda for the AIC was approved unanimously. The Biennial report by Com. N. Subramanian, officiating General Secretary and the audited accounts by Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary were presented for adoption. The following sub committees were formed for preparation of resolutions on various issues.
1. System Administraters - Com. Jayakumar (Kerala)
2. Postmaster Cadre - Com. Jawari Gowda (Karnataka)
3. PO & RMS Accountants - Com. J. Ramamurthy (Tamilnadu)
4. Cadre Restructuring - Com. Surendra Pal (Maharashtra)
5. New Pension Scheme - Com. Janardan Mazumdar (West Bengal)
6. Financial Powers to Postmasters - Com. Jagdish Dhiman (Punjab)
7. Bonus - Com. Rajesh Bohidar (Odisha)
8. Task force Committee Report - Com. P. K. Muralidharan (Kerala)
9. R. T. P. - Com. S. C. Jain (Madhya Pradesh)
10. Women Employee’s issues - Com. Nanda Sen (West Bengal)
11. CBS, CIS, other Computer related issues - Com. J. Ramamurthy (Tamilnadu)
12. Shortage of Staff & Recruitment - Com. Vivekananda Sharma (Bihar)
13. C. G. Employees demands - Com. D. A. S. V. Prasad (Andhra Pradesh)
14. Contributory Negligence - Com. Naresh Gupta (Haryana)
15. Pay Fixation/Allowance & Ex Servicemen - Com. Ramakrishna (Andhra Pradesh)
16. Common Demands of Postal - Com. Ramanikanth Bhattacharya (North East)
17. Sportsment related problems - Com. Narendra Shrimali (Rajasthan)
In the AIC, all the circle secretaries and a record number of delegates representing from all circles participated in the lively discussions on the agenda of organizational issues and others. There was all round appreciations about the functioning of the CHQ which exhibited their confidence and faith in the leadership of CHQ. This is the another conference that there was discussion only on issues confronting the employees and there was no unwarranted criticism or comments on any one. Total 112 delegates including 20 circle secretaries participated in the organizational review. The Officiating General Secretary, Com N. Subramanian summed up all the issues. Com M. Krishnan, General Secretary also addressed the session.
In the midst of conference a felicitation was organised by the reception committee to honour the General Secretary Com. M. Krishnan on the eve of his retirement. A colourful function was held. The resolution on policy and programme was unanimously adopted at the conference. The resolution committees formed for finalization and presentation on various agendas presented their draft resolutions which were unanimously resolved. The full details of the resolutions will be published in the Dak Jagriti.
The biennial report and audited accounts were unanimously approved and adopted by the delegates and thereafter the election of office bearers was held. The following office bearers were elected unanimously for the ensuing term.
List of office-bearers elected in the 30th All India Conference of AIPEU Group 'C' held at Lucnow from 04.06.2015 to 08.06.2015
Shri J. Ramamurthy, PA, Thiruvallikeni, Chennai – 600005 (Tamilnadu)
Shri S. A. R. Mazgaonkar, SPM, Taj Mahal PO, Mumbai - 400001 (Maharastra)
Shri R. D. Purohit, PA, PSD, Shahibagh, Ahmedabad – 380004 (Gujarat)
Shri R. C. Mishra, PRI (P), Bhubaneshwar GPO-751001 (Orissa)
Smt. Nanda Sen, PA, Siliguri HO – 734001 (West Bengal)
Shri R. N. Parashar, SPM, Mathura City PO - 281001 (Uttar Pradesh)
Deputy General Secretary
Shri Janardan Majumdar, PA, Princep Street PO, Kolkata – 700072 (West Bengal)
Assistant General Secretaries
Shri T. P. Abdul Rahiman, APM, Ottapalam HO - 679101 (Kerala)
Shri A. Veeramani, PA, Anna Road HPO, Chennai - 600002, (Tamilnadu)
Shri S. Raghupathy, PA, Park Town Chennai – 600003 (Tamilnadu)
Shri Balwinder Singh, PRI (P), Patel Nagar P.O. New Delhi – 110008
Assistant Financial Secretary
Shri Naresh Gupta, PA, Ambala GPO – 133001 (Haryana)
Organizing General Secretaries
Shri U. K. Tiwari, P.A, Patna GPO - 800001 (Bihar)
Shri N. Chandrasekhar, Postmaster Grade-III, HAL, 2nd Stage HPO, Bangalore – 560008 (Karnataka)
Shri Tapas Kumar Nath, PA, Agartala HO- 799001(North East)
The following comrades were declared unanimously as Women’s sub Committee Members for the current term for encouraging the women employees in organizational activities.
MAHILA COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Com. Nanda Sen (West Bengal)
Com. Mausmi Majumdar (Assam)
Com. R. Manimegalai (Tamilnadu)
Com. P. Rema (Kerala)
Com. Aruna S. Joshi (Maharashtra)
Com. Anna Rise Bhagat (Madhya Pradesh)
Com. Angel Satyanathan (Tamilnadu)
Com. C. Lilly (Kerala)
Com. Geeta Bhattacharya (Delhi)
Com. Renu Dwivedi (Madhya Pradesh)
The AIC places on record that the reception committee headed by Sri. Ram Narain Sahu, Ex-Member, Rajya Sabha and the Chairperson, Reception Committee and Com Virendra Tiwari, General Convenor have made all arrangements amazingly, outstandingly and stupendously for the AIC.
The AIC places its appreciations on record of the outgoing office bearers Com. R. Sivannarayana, CHQ President, Com. M. Krishnan, General Secretary, Com. N. Subramanian, Deputy General Secretary, Com. Mangesh Parab, Working President, Com. N. Gopalakrishnan, Working President, Com. C. P. Shobhana, Vice President, Com. G. D. Maity, Asst. General Secretary, Com. L. P. Saikia, Organising General Secretary, Com. H. P. Diwakar, Asst. Financial Secretary and Com. S. A. Hamid, Organising General Secretary.
This conference is an historic and significant success and it is the best record breaking one also in the history of the All India conferences held sofar. The stunning and tireless work carried out by hundreds of volunteers under the able stewardship for Com. Virendra Tiwari for the success of the conference is ever be reminisced and they deserve and merit all appreciations. The policy and program resolution adopted in the conference is furnished hereunder.
The 30th AIC has given the CHQ more confidence by the unprecedented presence and participation of delegates and visitors sharing with the CHQ in all its activities, reviewing the requirements for the future etc. The CHQ is fully confident that with the total cooperation of all circles, divisions and members, the huge task and the challenges posed to us will be met with the utmost satisfaction of all. We assure that we will strive hard to live up to the expectations of all our comrades in the rank and file at the grass root level and march ahead. Let the activities of the CHQ will be more transparent and it will be collective wisdom consisting all shades and opinions. Let us march with total unity to save the Postal Services with full determination and also for the emanicipation of GDS and their causes.
With fraternal greetings,
J. Ramamurthy R. N. Parashar
CHQ President General Secretary
New Delhi - 09.06.2015
30th ALL INDIA CONFERENCE
2015 JUNE 04-08 – LUCKNOW (UTTAR PRADESH)
POLICY & PROGRAMME RESOLUTION ADOPTED IN THE AIC
1. The after effects of the recession that devastated the economy of the capitalist countries is still looming large over their head and there is no immediate sign of recovery, even though the pro-capitalist economists and heads of the developed nations are claiming to the contrary. The financial and industrial sectors of these countries are reeling under the negative impacts of recession. Unemployment is growing like anything. The bailout packages and other short and long term measures taken has only helped the trans-national corporations to survive, but the plight of the workers and common man is becoming more and more miserable. Cuts in employment and social security measures have further aggravated the situation. The economies of the countries which are persuing a pro-socialist and anti-globalization policies are comparatively less effected and are poised for rapid economic growth. The resistance against the ill-effects of the neo-liberal globalization policies are gaining momentum all over the world. Workers went on strike and common people of those countries are also coming out to the street in large numbers protesting against these policies. This 30thAll India Conference of AIPEU Group-C, extend full solidarity and support to the struggles conducted by the workers and other toiling masses all over the world and pledge to be a part and parcel of this struggle.
2. In our country, the NDA Govt. is virtually toeing the US line and is going ahead with the neo-liberal agenda. Steep rise in prices of essential commodities, disbanding of public distribution system, disinvestment of public sector, introduction of casual and contract labour system, decision to allow 51% FDI in multi-brand retail trade, hectic persuation to get major financial sector related bills on pension privatisation, banking and insurance sector, the game plan for privatisation of vital infrastructural and public utility services, the so-called private-public partnership in almost every sector, the repeated hike in prices of petroleum products are glaring examples of this policy. Struggle and strikes are taking place in every sector against the neo-liberal reforms and also against the anti-worker, anti-people policies of the Govt. The entire working class of India under the banner of United Platform of Mass Organizations is spearheading the struggle against these policies. In the coming days, the struggle will be further intensified. The Postal employees under the banner of National Federation of Postal Employees have participated in all the national strikes organized by the Central Trade Unions. This 30th AIC of AIPEU Group-C congratulates the workers and employees who participated in the united struggle of the working class and we shall continue our struggle and shall always identify ourselves with the mainstream of the working class.
3. The Central Govt. Employees are the first victims of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Govt. from 1991 onwards. During the last twenty years about six lakhs posts are abolished. Further five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various departments. Many departments are closed or privatized. More and more casual and contract workers are engaged. Social security schemes, including statutory pension scheme are given a go-bye. Instead share market oriented contributory Pension Scheme is introduced. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks are denied of their legitimate rights. Even compassionate appointments are denied, imposing arbitrary restrictions. Bonus ceiling not yet raised. Merger of 50% D.A. with pay, Interim Relief, inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC stands rejected by Govt. This 30th AIC of AIPEU Group-C, while saluting the Central Govt. Employees, particularly Postal employees, for their participation in all agitational programmes calls upon the National leadership of the confederation to carry forward the struggle till the demands are met by the Government, and reversion of the policy of downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation.
4. In the Postal sector the Government want to implement the Task Force Report which aims to corporatize the Postal Services by divding the existing service sector into six and make five corporations and leave the letter delivery services as the Government Services. This is nothing but to privatise the Postal in the future by entering PPP and FDI in the Postal Communication sector and granting licences to the multi-national courier services. Government want to close down post offices in the name of loss. Posts are abolished without any justification. Workload has increased but new posts are not created. Cadre restructuring and other sectional issues are yet to be settled. The National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) has taken initiative to organise agitational programmes and mobilise the employees for action including indefinite strikes and as a result the Postal Administration was compelled to stop their move for closure of 9797 Post Offices. Many long pending issues are settled and mass scale recruitment has taken place. Department was forced to convene the JCM Departmental Council meetings and formal meetings and discuss all the issues with the staff side.
The Government is reluctant to settle the issues relating to Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual labourers and in particular in remitting their cases for consideration by the Seventh Pay Commission.
This AIC affirms that our Union will stand with the GDS union by all means for their emancipation. This AIC demands the Government to consider the demand of remitting GDS causes to the Seventh Pay Commission. This Union is committed for the cause of AIPEU GDS (NFPE) and appeals all the circle and divisional secretaries to form the GDS divisional branches in al the circles which is the firm commitment of us as a policy. Only through a united struggle of the entire Postal employees the policy offensives of the Govt. can be resisted and also the pending issues of the Postal employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks can be settled. This 30th AIC of AIPEU Group-C appreciates the positive steps taken by NFPE and the P-3 CHQ in strengthening the unity of the Postal employees and also for making sustained efforts for settling the sectional demands of the Postal employees. This conference further calls upon NFPE to chalkout agitational programmes in a phased manner for realisation of the pending demands.