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Lunch hour demonstration in all Divisions and units functioning under Department of Posts across the country by AIPEU


The Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts, Government of India, recently issued a directive addressing lunch hour demonstrations organized by various unions and associations across divisions and units under the Department of Posts. The directive emphasizes adherence to government rules and regulations regarding employee conduct and prohibits participation in any form of strike, demonstration, or dharna.

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Key Points:

Directive Overview: The directive informs all Heads of Postal Circles about lunch hour demonstrations planned by certain unions and associations on February 16th, 2024, across various divisions and units under the Department of Posts.

Adherence to Government Rules: It highlights the Department of Personnel & Training's instructions prohibiting government servants from participating in strikes, demonstrations, or any actions that disrupt work. Employees are reminded of their obligations under Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

Consequences of Non-Adherence: The directive outlines the consequences of participating in unauthorized demonstrations, including deductions in wages and disciplinary action. It references the Supreme Court's stance on strikes as grave misconduct, emphasizing adherence to the law.

Informing Central Government Employees: Heads of Postal Circles are instructed to inform Central Government employees about the directive and the repercussions of non-compliance. Necessary steps should be taken as per the Contingency Plan outlined in previous communications.

Handling GDS (Gramin Dak Sevaks): The directive also instructs on taking action in accordance with the provisions contained in the GDS (Service and Conduct) Rules regarding Gramin Dak Sevaks' participation in such activities.

Commitment to Addressing Issues: Employees are assured that the Department is committed to considering issues raised by associations within the existing framework of rules and instructions provided by the Government of India and the Department of Posts.


The directive serves as a reminder to all employees of their responsibilities and obligations under government rules and regulations. It underscores the importance of maintaining discipline and adherence to established protocols while addressing concerns within the framework of existing rules and instructions.

Acknowledgment of Receipt:

The directive requests acknowledgment of receipt and emphasizes the importance of disseminating this information widely across all levels within the Department of Posts.

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