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Payment of arrears and revised wages from 01.01.2006 in respect of Postal Casual, Part time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors

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NFPE
ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
Central Head Quarters
2151/1, Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Patel Road, New Delhi – 110008

No. AIPCPCCWF/2017                                                                                             Dated - 11.04.2017

To,
Shri. B. V. Sudhakar
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,
Sub: -  Payment of arrears and revised wages from 01.01.2006 in respect of Postal Casual, Part time, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors.

1. Your kind intervention is requested to redress the following genuine grievances of the most exploited and low-paid poor casual labourers of Postal Department. They are mostly unorganized and marginalized and hence your goodself alone can do justice to them.

2. Department of Posts issued orders on 22.01.2015 (i.e.; two years back) for payment of revised wages to casual, Part-time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors working in the Postal department with effect from 01.01.2006, consequent on revision of minimum pay of Central Govt. employees by the Govt. as per the recommendations of 6thCPC.

3.      On receipt of the Directorate orders some Chief Postmaster General (Kerala, Andhra etc.) sought clarifications on two points. (1) who is a casual labour (2) to whom Directorate orders are applicable.


4.      Directorate issued detailed clarifications as follows:

Point No. – 1 – Who is causal Labour ?

Clarification vide Directorate order No. 45.24/88-SPB-I dated 17.05.2009 re0circulated in OM No. 2-53/2011-PCC dated 17.06.2016.

“It is hereby clarified that all daily wagers working in post offices or RMS offices or in Administrative offices or PSD’s/MMS under different designations (Mazdoors, casual labourers, contingent paid staff, daily wager, daily rated mazdoors, outsiders) are to be treated as casual labourers. Those casual labourers who are engaged for a period of eight (8) hours a day should be described as “full time casual labourers” and those who are engaged for a period less than eight (8) hours a day should be described as “part-time casual labourers”. All other designations should be discontinued”.

Point No. 2 – To whom Directorate orders dated 22.01.2015 are applicable.

Clarification – vide Directorate order No. 2-53/2011-P{CC dated 05.11.2015

“the spirit of this Directorate’s OM dated 22.01.2015 is to allow revised remuneration to such full time-part time casual labourers, who have physically worked or who continue to work as such in that capacity, with no ambiguity whatsoever.”


The above two clarificatory orders issued by Directorate set at rest all the doubts regarding payment of revised wages to Casual labourers w.e.f 01.01.2006.


5.      But, we regret to inform you that, evenafter a lapse of two years the above orders are not yet implemented in many circles and divisions and eligible revised wages and arrers are not yet paid to the poor casual labouerers.


Eg: (1) Tamilnadu Circle has not yet implemented the Directorate orders dated 22.01.2015.

(2) West Bengal Circle – the order is not yet implemented in the case of casual labourers and daily rated mazdoors working in the divisions of Kolkata Metropolitian city and some other divisions.

(3) Maharashtra Circle – Nagpur Region

(4) Kerala Circle – for divisions pending.


Our representatives have discussed the case with the Circle/Regional Authorities several times but the administration is totally negative and adamant.


6.      In majority of the Circles and Divisions eventhough the revised wages are implemented, arrears for the period from 01.01.2006 is still pending. When contacted the reason stated is that funds are not revived from Directorate, eventhough Circle offices has submitted requisition for required funds to make payment of arrears.


7.      Further Directorate has already issued orders, again revising the wages of casual labourers with effect from 01.01.2016, consequent on revision of minimum pay of Central Govt. employees by the Govt. as per the recommendations of 7th CPC. The above orders is yet to be implemented in all Circles.


8.      In view of the above stated facts, it is once again requested that immediate action may be taken by the Directorate to

(a)   ensure implementation of 22.01.01.2015 orders revising the wages of casual labourers w.e.f 01.01.2006 in all the Circles/Divisions.

(b)   To allot sufficient funds for payment of arrears of wages w.e.f 01.01.2006 to all Circles.

(c)    To implement the orders revising the wages as per 7th CPC revision w.e.f 01.01.2016, in all Circles and division.


Without strict and time bound orders from Directorate, there is no chance for improvement in the present situation and the poor casual labourers will continue to be subjected to untold miseries.


Awaiting immediate action.


Yours faithfully,


(M. Krishnan)

Member, Standing Committee
National Council, JCM
& National President

All India Casual, Part-time,
Contingent and contract Workers Federation
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