GDSs’ indefinite strike from May 22

Our Correspondent

Silchar, May 14: A joint meeting of All India Postal Employees’ Union, Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS), NFPE, All India Gramin Dak Sevak Union, Cachar divisional branch, Silchar, was held at the premises of Silchar Postal Recreation Club on Sunday. A number of issues related to GDSs were discussed at length. The government and the post department’s anti GDS mindset are affecting the Union. Kamalesh Chandra Commission submitted its recommendations around one and half years ago. Till now, no concrete steps have been taken to implement the recommendations for GDS pay revision as per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Government is not taking any step for renewal of GDs posts. The recommendations are related to the salary structure and other service matters and problems of GDSs.

In a bid to protest against the government’s anti GDS policy, an indefinite strike at national level will be held on May 22. Among others present at the meeting included Paritosh Dasgupta, president, NFPE, Dibakar Roy, divisional secretary, NFPE and others. The meeting was attended by officials, employees, staff and GDSs of Guwahati circle level and Cachar division of the department. It is pertinent to mention here that at present there are 2 lakh 63 thousand Dak Sevaks in India, 1200 Dak Sevaks in Silchar division and 7000 in the state of Assam.