Thursday, January 31, 2013


Dear Comrades,
SBCO friends,

                “WISH YOU ALL HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 ! Happy Makar Sankranti !!!!!!!”

            After Recognition of this association I am very glad to invite your attention to the present situation and position of SBCO section and its burning issues.
            It is very serious thing instead of fighting for our survival our so called recognized AISBCEUnion leaders are struggling for withdrawing recognition of this association in courts matters with funds collected by our friends. It is to note here that by democratic ways this association has reached up to the recognized position by following Departmental Procedure. But diverting the burning issues of SBCO They are burning own house. It is clear fact AISBCE union though recognized it has no any platform at All India level and in All India policy. Since long no Meetings conducted at DTE level for any issue. Their leaders are fighting for their own Transfers and Postings . It is very sad thing that for their purpose they are trying to downgrade the HSG-I/HSG-II post for their LSG postings. It is clear thing that HSG-II & HSG-I post are upgraded by sacrificing our operative posts after TBOP/BCR’s. So many SBCO official are Under Suspensions, Recoveries in Fraud Cases and targeted in Disciplinary cases. Only this association is fighting for violation of SBCO functioning and threatening of SBCO staff at DTE level. Deptt conducted  periodical meeting  with this association only on 29.11.2012 in which it is assured by the Department to maintain status & identity of SBCO with higher responsibility in Core Banking avoiding Operative work. Along with NFPE federation we are achieving our target to maintain our identity.we need your full support for our survival.
            It is time for self realization and to think over for our survival. It is known to all that Department is forwarding for CBS(Core Banking). The Role of SBCO is not yet cleared. Staff is utilized as Operative Staff for Postal Operation. Separation of PO Bank proposal is Followed by the founder members of this association which is now in process. It is clear that we are forwarding with Firm & strong constructive Policy at all India Level with Support of Strongest NFPE Federation for our Policy. Only this Association And NFPE can save our future.
            Now it is time to join us for SBCO’s better future & survival. 2nd All India Conference of this Association is to be held at “SHRI AKHIL MAHESHWARI SEWA SADAN, RISHIKESH ROAD, HARIDWAR-249401 (Uttranchal)” on 2nd & 3rd Mrach 2013.
            We have to be strong for our issues. Be united for our issues and survival. We are bound to maintain our status and identity. I appeal to you all to attend 2nd All India Conference at Haridwar  to discuss on our burning issues and to take firm decision and chalk out program  for our survival and better future.
Hope that SBCO staff will take it serious for our survival and to support us and our policy by attending the AIC at Haridwar ( Uttaranchal) on 2nd & 3rd March 2013.
Comrades letus see at Haridwar and secure our better future with only constructive policy.

AIPSBCOEA Zindabad! Lang Live AIPSBCOEA!! NFPE ZINDABAD !!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                        Comradely yours,

                                                                                                                        ( S.P.Kulkarni)
                                                                                           President, AIPSBCOEA,CHQ New Delhi-1

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

EDITORIAL Postal crusader february-2013
WE ARE NOT going to surrender.
Join the two daYs strike on February 20 & 21
               We, the Postal employees, have a proud and inspiring history of participating in the freedom struggle of our country against the British imperialism and in the post-independent India against the onslaughts of the retrograde policies of the Government of India.  Many of our leaders and comrades have sacrificed their life for the cause of the coming generation.  Job security, wages, pension and other service benefits are all the outcome of the struggle and sacrifice of hundreds and thousands of such comrades.  They faced dismissal, removal, suspension, increment cut, transfer to remote places, break-in-service and other severe victimisations.  Dies-non was not at all a punishment for them.  They never complained about wage-cut due to dies-non.  Not even  a single benefit was given by the Government without struggle and consequent heavy victimisations.  1st to 6th Pay Commissions were appointed by the Government only after the united struggle of the employees, each time.
               Now we are facing a very crucial and critical situation.  The ill-effects of the neo-liberal economic policies of the Central Government has become the greatest threat to the survival of the entire working class, especially Central Government employees including five and a half lakhs Postal, R M S and Gramin Dak Sevaks.  The question before us is -Are we able to protect our job security and hard-earned benefits?  Are we ready to fight or are we going to surrender before this attack?  The answer is - No. We are not going to surrender.  We will continue our fight till the imperialist globalisation policies are thrown to winds, just as we have thrown the British imperialism out of our country.   We are not alone, crores and crores of workers and employees are with us in this fight.  We are ready for sacrifice.   We are not going to run away from  our responsibilities.  We shall face the challenge and continue our fight to change the system in our favour.  Ultimate victory will be ours.
               It is this uncompromising spirit and the readiness for sacrifice, that made National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) to join the two-days historic strike of the working class on 2013 February 20, 21.  The strike is being organised by the entire trade unions including INTUC, BMS and the left trade unions.  In the Postal, the strike is organised by Central JCA, including NFPE and the INTUC affiliated FNPO.  This is the first time in the history of India a cent per cent united strike of 48 hours by all the Unions and Federtions is taking place.  More than ten crores workers will participate in the strike.  The working class of India, in one voice, demand the UPA Government to change the imperialist globalisation policies.
               Central Government employees are the first victims of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Government from 1991 onwards.  During the last twenty years about eight lakhs posts are abolished.  Still five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various departments.  Many departments are closed or privatised.  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 of the Postal department are denied of their legitimate rights.  Casual, Part-time, contingent employees are not given their due wage revision.  Even compassionate appointments are denied imposing arbitrary restrictions.  Bonus ceiling not raised.  Further the Government has declared the National Postal Policy 2012 which is nothing but a road-map to privatisation of Postal Services by granting licences to the multi-national courier services. 
               The demand for appointment of 7th Pay Commission is not yet accepted, inspite of the thundering success of the 12th December 2012 strike organised by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.  As an impact of the strike, all the Central Trade Unions have submitted a memorandum to the Finance Minister to announce constitution of 7th CPC in the February 2013 budget itself.  Still the Government is silent on Pay Commission and merger of 50% DA.  February 20, 21 strike is a continuation of 12th December strike.
               The steep rise in prices of essential commodities, disbanding of the public distribution system, deregulation of petrol and diesel prices , disinvestment of public sector, rise in unemployment, shrinking of employment opportunities, proposed move to amend the labour laws in favour of the employers, attack on social security, denial of assured pension for all, introduction of contract and casual labour system in all sectors, denial of minimum wage of Rs.10,000/- to industrial workers, refusal to remove bonus and PF ceilings etc. are all due to this neo-liberal economic policies.
               The attack is all round.  To save the Postal, to save the Central Govt. departments, to save the public sector, to save the common people and workers of our country including Postal employees the only way out is to fight back these policies.  Let us wholeheartedly join this struggle and make it a historic success.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013



Sunday, January 20, 2013



All central trade unions decided to go for two days strike on 20th and 21st February 2013. The new economic policy pursued by the government is paving way for disinvestment of public sector undertakings ( Banks and Insurance sector) and allowing foreign investments in retail business. Non stop hike in prices  of petroleum products , diesel and gas  are impact of the said policy which is directly putting the common people into untold hardship.
The government employees are also not spared by these erratic policies. In Postal department too, a lot of changes take place in the name of modernization. Curtailment of deliveries, Down size of RMS sections, staff reduction, outsourcing the operative services, New pension , delaying the cadre restructure etc are the clear evidence of the wrong policy.
Hence, NFPE have fully endorsed the clarion call of central unions, INTUC, CITU, AITUC etc to go for two days strike.
12th December strike of the central government employees proved their firm responsive to fight against injustice unleashed by the government in the guise of new economic policy. Let us carry forward further struggles for redressal of the burning problems. Charter of demands are furnished below. Tour campaign programme  of the leaders of AIPSBCOEA  is also given below. Kindly make campaign success all over India by coordinating with other all unions affiliated with NFPE and FNPO.
With struggle greetings
S.P.KULKARNI                                                                      S.APPANRAJ
President                                                                      General Secretary



1. Take Concrete measures to contain price rise.
2. Take Concrete measures for linkage of employment protection with the concession/incentive package offered to the entrepreneurs,
3. Ensure Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws,
4. Universal social security cover for the unorganized sector workers without any restriction and creation of a National Social Security Fund with adequate resources in line with the recommendation of NCEUS and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour.
5. Stoppage of disinvestment in central and state PSUs.
6. No Contractorisation of work of permanent/perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry/establishment
7. Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs 10,000/-.
8. Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund; Increase the quantum of gratuity.
9. Assured statutory Pension for all
10. Ensure Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Conventions nos 87 and 98


1. Appoint Seventh Central Pay Commission for revision of wages of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks. Grant merger of 50% of DA with pay for all purposes, including GDS.
2. Stop abolition of posts and restore all abolished posts with immediate effect.
3. Grant Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sewaks and extend all benefits of regular employees to GDS also. Enhance GDS Bonus ceiling from 2500/- to 3500/- . End discrimination in wages and other service conditions.
4. Revise the wages of Casual, Part-time & contingent employees with effect from 1.1.2006 at par with the minimum pay scale implemented as per 6th CPC recommendations. Regularisation of the services of casual labourers.
5. Drop the proposal for privatization of Postal Sector and retrograde clauses of the National Postal Policy 2012.
6. Revision of OTA rates as per the Arbitration award.
7. Complete the cadre restructuring and honour the assurance given to staff side.
8. Remove arbitrary restrictions imposed on compassionate appointments.

Combined Strike campaign tour programme of  leaders
Sl. No.
Place & Date
Leaders attending / AIPSBCOEA
Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Com.Abhilesh Babu
Madhya Pradesh
Com.S.P.Kulkarni President
Com.Baldev Raj Sharma
Tamil Nadu
Com.S.Appanraj G/s
Uttar Pradesh
Com.Virendra Tewary
Dy G/s
West Bengal
Com.. Asit Das
 Working President