NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
CHQ: 1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110001
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
CHQ: T- 24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001
No.PF/GENL/2014 Dated - 02-07-2014
Ms. Kaveri Banerjee,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi - 110001
Sub: - Protest against arbitrary grant of Trade Union facilities to Bharathiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF) and all its affiliated unions.
We are shocked to note that the Department has granted all Trade Union facilities to BPEF and all its affiliated unions vide your office order dated 24-06-2014. We vehemently protest and condemn this illegal, arbitrary and discriminatory orders of the Department due to reasons stated below:
1. In spite of the protest from recognised Postal Federations Department implemented CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 and as per the said Rules only the two Federations/Unions which secure 35% and 15% minimum membership alone will be granted recognition and trade union facilities. Except one union, all other affiliates of BPEF secured only less than 5% membership in the last membership verification under Check-off system. As such grant of Trade Union facilities to BPEF and all its affiliated Unions is contrary to the provisions of CCS (RSA) Rules 1993.
2. All affiliated unions of NFPE/FNPO participated in the last membership verification held during the year 2010. Some of the affiliates (including NUGDS of FNPO) of the above federations could not secure 15% minimum membership required for recognition. Till this day, those unions are not granted trade union facilities. Then how, all on a sudden, all the affiliates of BPEF with less than 5% membership is accorded trade union facilities? This is nothing but naked discrimination. Similarly the application for grant of Trade Union facilities to the newly formed GDS Union of NFPE is also long pending in the Directorate.
3. During the last membership verification, BPEF has challenged the provisions of CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 and filed a case in the Chennai High Court praying for recognition to BPEF and all its affiliated unions. Chennai High Court has rejected the arguments of BPEF and the case was dismissed. Subsequently Department conducted membership verification and granted Recognition to NFPE and FNPO and also to its affiliated unions which secured minimum 35% / 15% membership.
This being the position, the present orders issued by the Department is against the spirit of all the existing rules on the subject and also highly discriminatory. We request you to review the order forthwith and take action to withdraw the arbitrary orders and restore status-quo-ante.
Awaiting immediate action,
D. THEAGARAJAN, M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General, FNPO. Secretary General, NFPE
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