Delay in publishing the GDS Committee Report
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Dated; 10th January, 2017
Shri B. V. Sudhakar
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Unjustified delay in publishing the GDS Committee Report - Serving notice for commencement of indefinite hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan from 18.01.2017 – regarding.
We regret to note that inspite of the categorical assurance given by Secretary, Department of Posts to this Federation, the Report of the GDS Committee headed by Shri Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member, Submitted on 24.11.2017 is not yet published by the Department. We suspect some foul play behind this unjustified delay.
Earlier GDS Committee reports were published on the same day of submission to Department. Even the 7th Pay Commission Report was published in the Government of India website, within seconds after its submission to union Finance Minister. GDS Committee report is not a secret or confidential report. We are at a loss to understand why the department is not publishing it, even after a lapse of one and a half months after the date of submission. It seems that the Department is not ready to respect the sentiments of about three lakhs GraminDakSevaks who are the real backbone of the Postal Department. We also suspect that there is a calculated move on the part of the Postal Board to belittle the credibility of the Union/Federation leadership among the employees. We cannot allow such a situation to continue anymore. The whole hearted cooperation and commitment extended by the Postal employees and this Federation for improving the productivity and efficiency of the Postal Services cannot be misunderstood. We are forced to reconsider our stand and to come out openly against this indifferent and negative attitude of the Postal Board.
We hereby give notice to you that as a mark of our strong protest against the unjustified and inordinate delay in publishing the GDS Committee Report, the Secretary General NFPE and the General Secretaries office bearers of affiliated Unions/Associations shall commence INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST in front of Dak Bhawan from 18th January 2017. We further like to make it clear that if the department fail to publish the report forthwith, we will be compelled to resort to higher form of Trade Union action including stoppage of work without any further notice.
We hope that good sense will prevail upon the Postal Board and immediate necessary action will be taken, before the situation goes from bad to worse.
(R. N. Parashar)