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Joint Campaign of Confederation and AISGEF Against NPS and Outsourcing

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JOINT CAMPAIGN OF CONFEDERATION & AISGEF AGAINST NPS AND OUTSOURCING – SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN FEBRUARY 10TH TO MARCH 10TH – COPY OF MEMORANDUM TO BE SUBMITTED TO PRIME MINISTER AFTER OBTAINING SIGNATURE

To
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

We, those who signed in this memorandum are state and Central Government Employees of the country. We may submit the following burning issues of the state and central Government Employees for your kind consideration and disposal.

The system of pension as a social security benefit to the employees in Government sector in India has been existing since the early British days. After independence the pension system was further improved and family pension was also introduced . The Defined pension scheme for the government employees is a well-built scheme as the best of all social security benefits for the employees and they are not required to contribute anything for pension.

Government of India introduced contributory pension to employees those who entered in government service on or after 1.1.2004 .Majority of the state Government s also introduced the same for their employees. The Contributory Pension Scheme is totally depend on the profit and loss in the share market and Government have no control on the fund and it has nothing to do with the welfare of the employees or any individual or even Government finances.

The concept of pension as elaborated by the 4th Central Pay Commission, is ‘Pensions to the former members of armed forces and civilian employees of Central Government is not by way of charity on an ex-gratia payment, or a purely social welfare measure was totally changed by . It is in the nature of a “right” which is enforced by the law”. Later the concept was further strengthened by the Land mark Judgement delivered by the Supreme Court in 1982 in a Writ Petition filed by D.S.Nakara Vs the Union of India. Supreme court declared that the Pension is not only compensation for loyal service rendered in the past but has also a broader significance in that it is a measure of socio-economic justice which inheres economic security in the fall of life .The PFRDA Act is against the earlier ruling of the Supreme Court on the employees’ Right to Defined Benefit Pension as cited earlier.

There is no assurance, for getting pension ,except market based guarantee in NPS. The stock markets have never remained consistently strong over a long period of time. This volatility of stock market is a cause of serious concern about the sustainability of the National Pension Scheme itself.

The transition from this Defined Benefit Pension System to the Defined Contribution Pension System will make civil services more unattractive. Majority of State Governments are reluctant to remit the employer’s contribution to the pension fund. There is no assurance in getting the pension to the employees and workers.

For all these reasons, particularly the cut in salary and pension of the employees, absence of Government guarantee for retirement benefits in the National Pension Scheme and the distinct possibility of a sustainable Defined Benefit Pension System along with extension of social security system for the unorganised sector, we are not in a position to accept the National Pension Scheme. We strongly urge that a more in depth factual and analytical discussion is essential on National Pension System.

Contract Labour is one of the acute form of unorganized labour. Under the system of contract labour, workers are employed on the contract basis. The contract worker is a daily wager or the daily wages are accumulated and given at the end of the month. Contract workers are paid much lower wages than they would be entitled to under direct employment. This system led to whole-scale exploitation of labour, and a series of demands were made before tribunals for the abolition of contract labour system.

The system of employing contract labour is prevalent in civil service and in the services sector. The civil service has a major role in the smooth functioning of a Democratic Government. As part of overall development of the society and increase in population, the civil service also must be extended its wing. Education, Health, Public Transport, Communication, Welfare measure to women and children are all developed much. Numerous job opportunities have created round the world in Government Service.

The regular appointment to government sector ceased. Instead contract employment started. As such it is seen that the number of regular employees in the civil service are decreasing day by day, whereas the number of daily waged/contract/outsourced employees are increasing . By this time all the centrally sponsored schemes also emphasis on contract appointment. All the flagship programmes of Government of India are implementing with Daily waged/Contract/Casual appointment.

Bypassing UPSC and State Public Service Commission and Employment Exchanges which are the main recruitment agencies for central and State Governments, Unemployment among the educated youth is the main reason for Contract Employment. On contract employment the appointment is for limited monthly income. This is a kind of exploitation of labour.

The Supreme Court of India in a Land mark Judgment ruled that temporary employees performing similar duties and functions as discharged by permanent employees are entitled to draw wages at par with similarly placed permanent employees. The principle must be applied in situations where the same work is being performed, irrespective of the class of employees. The constitutional principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ has been upheld by the Supreme Court of India.

Hence we appeal to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to take urgent measures to repeal the National Pension system and ensure defined pension to all employees and to regularise all Contract / Casual Employees and ensure equal wages for equal work for all employees including contract and casual employees. We appeal the Government of India to heed the demands of the employees in the country and take appropriate action in this regard.

New Delhi

Source: Confederation Of Central Government Employees

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Budget disappointing for the Labour – Press Statement Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS)

Budget disappointing for the Labour – Press Statement Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS)

Ref-BMS/D-20/37/2018

Dated-01-02-2018

Press statement issued by Sri Virjesh Upadhyay , General Secretary, BMS on 1st February 2018.

Budget disappointing for the Labour – BMS to hold countrywide demonstrations on 2nd February

Even though today’s budget for the first time has given more thrust to rural development, agriculture, health, infrastructure etc., it has totally neglected the woes of labour. Anganwadi workers, ASHA karmis and other scheme workers who belong to the poorest paid workers appointed under the Central Government have nothing as relief in the budget. Middle class employees are unhappy with no increase in their ceiling for tax exemption; at the same time the cess on income tax is increased from 3% to 4%. This was done at a time when the budget claimes 41% increase in the tax payers’ net.

Moreover the Government treasury has been hugely benefitted by the new GST regime, demonetization and digitalized bank transactions. Now there is a system by which last paise to be paid as direct or indirect tax will reach the Govt. treasury.

 

The unorganized sector workers’ Social security fund is also not given any support in the budget. Budget says the women employees need to pay only 8% contribution to EPF in startups. The increase in take home salary for women will reduce 16% of their future savings in the EPF when they leave their establishment within few years. The burden of merger of Insurance Companies also will be on the workers, and there is no Government’s assurance on their job security, transfer, promotion etc.

 

There is also no provision for revival of viable sick CPSUs, instead the Government is focusing its attention on Strategic sale of 24PSUs; increase in EPF pension from the current Rs.1000/- and budget allocation for cess withdraw from 9 labour welfare funds. Budget also omitted to increase allocation for MGNREGA so that it can increase the wage and number of working days.

 

Budget unilaterally announces fixed term employment to be extended to all employment. All labour related changes in law has to be discussed in the tripartite forum and then finalized. Now the draft notification on fixed term employment issued on 8th January is pending consultation with trade unions. In the meanwhile it is totally unfair on the part of Government to unilaterally announce it in Budget.

 

All these shows the total neglect of Government on labour. It is a labour unfriendly budget.

 

Hence, BMS decided to protest against Budget. It directs all its units to hold demonstrations demanding review on budget proposals.

 

its future course on unsettled issues related to labour will be decided in the coming National Executive Committee meeting to be held on 6-8 February .

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Virjesh Upadhyay)
General Secretary

Source: Confederation

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DoPT: National Anomaly Committee

National Anomaly Committee Agenda Items – DoPT

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NAC/2017

Dated: December 9, 2017

Members of the Standing Committee of NC/JCM(Staff Side)

Dear Comrades!

Sub: National Anomaly Committee

A reference has been received from the DoP&T (Government of India), wherein they have put an objection to our agenda we have submitted to the National Anomaly Committee.

To give them a proper reply, it would be in all appropriateness that, Standing Committee Members of the National Council(JCM) (Staff Side), available in Delhi, should meet on 14th December, 2017 at 13.00 hrs. in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, to discuss and decided the strategy.

With Best Wishes,

Comradely yours,

sd/

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: Confederation

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DoPT: Consolidated Instructions on incentives for sportsperson

Consolidated Instructions on Incentives for Sportsperson

F.No.14034/01/2013-Est(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 3rd October, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Consolidated Instructions on incentives for sportsperson – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that various instructions have been issued by the Government from time to time to provide incentives for recruitment, promotion, increment etc. of meritorious sportsmen. All the instructions issued till date have been consolidated under easily comprehensible headings for the facility of reference and guidance of all concerned. These consolidated instructions have been uploaded on this Department’s website http://www.persmin.nic.inin the dynamic form (OM & Orders-)Establishment.(B)Personnel+ (I) Service Matters (m) Sportsperson/Sports Quota). This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information, guidance and necessary action.

2. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Arusnoday Goswami)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: Confederation

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Reservation in Promotion – Roster Point based, not Vacany based – Confederation

Reservation in Promotion – Roster Point based, not Vacany based – Confederation

IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT – WITH EFFECT FROM 10.02.1995

RESERVATION IN PROMOTIONS SHOULD BE ROSTER POINT BASED (TOTAL NUMBER OF POSTS SHOULD BE THE BASIS FOR WORKING OUT NUMBER OF POST TO BE EARMARKED FOR EACH CATEGORY IN THE CASTE – WISE RESERVATION ROSTER) AND NOT VACANCY BASED.

NON-REPORTABLE

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO(S). 4751-4752/2011

V. LAKSHMIKANTHAN AND ANR.

APPELLANT(S)

VERSUS

UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ETC.

RESPONDENT(S)

J U D G E M E N T

KURIAN, J.

1. Though several contentions are raised in these appeals, finally the learned counsel for the appellants has come down to one submission, since according to him, he is entitled to succeed on that. That submission pertains to the direction in R.K. Sabharwal and Others v. State of Punjab and Others, (1995) 2 SCC 745, regarding post based roster in the matter of promotions. It was made clear in R.K. Sabharwal (supra) that 10.02.1995 shall be the date for the purpose of following the post based roster. It appears, the Respondent No.2 was still not following the same which led to the decision in Union of India and Ors. v. Virpal Singh Chauhan and Others, (1995) 6 SCC 684. In paragraph 33 in Virpal Singh Chauhan (supra) it was made clear that the Railways

has to follow the principles as laid down in R.K. Sabharwal (supra). Paragraph Nos. 29 and 33 of the same are extracted below:

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Central Government Employees – Lakhs of workers storm Delhi – Confederation

Central Government Employees – Lakhs of workers storm Delhi – Confederation

The thousands of workers who stormed the national capital and assembled at Parliament Street in the national capital Delhi, to participate in the first day of the three days ‘mahapadav’ on 9th November 2017 enthusiastically endorsed the call of the speakers to intensify the struggle against the anti worker, anti people and anti national policies of the BJP led government and prepare for a countrywide indefinite general strike if the government fails to concede their demands.

Workers from all over the country representing many sector – public and private, permanent employees and contract, casual workers, state and central government employees, banks, insurance, telecom, railways, defence, and the various schemes of the government of India participated in the ‘mahapadav’ on the first day.

Ashok Singh (INTUC), Gurudas Dasgupta (AITUC), HS Sidhu (HMS), Tapan Sen (CITU), Satyawan (AIUTUC), G Devarajan (TUCC), Manali (SEWA), Rajiv Dimri (AICCTU), M Shanmugam (LPF) and Ashok Ghosh (UTUC) addressed the gathering in the first session presided over by Sanjay Singh (INTUC), Ramendra Kumar (AITUC), Raja Sridhar (HMS), Hemalata (CITU), RK Sharma (AIUTUC), Naren Chatterjee (TUCC), Sonia (SEWA), Santosh Rai (AICCTU), Subbaraman (LPF) and Shatrujit Singh (UTUC).

Leaders of the federations spoke in the second part of the first session. It was most significant that the leaders of the two major national federations of the railway employees – Shiv Gopal Mishra, general secretary of All India Railwaysmen’s Federation and Raghavaiagh, general secretary of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen – have announced that they would join the indefinite strike whenever the joint trade union platform gave the call. Leaders of several other all Industrial federations including Venkatachalam, general secretary of All India Bank Employees’ Association, Subhash Lamba, additional general secretary of All India State Government Employees’ Association and secretary of Electricity Employees’ Federation of India, KK Divakaran, general secretary of All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation, C Sreekumar, general secretary of All India Defence Employees’ Federation, Jagdeesh Sreemali, VS Dahiya, GR Shiv Shankar, Ravi Sen, Peelimuthu, Kalyan Sengupta, also joined them in endorsing the call addressed the huge gathering and announced they would join the indefinite country wide general strike whenever the joint trade union platform took the decision. Thampan Thomas (HMS), Vijay Pal Singh (AIUTUC), Anil Sharma (TUCC), Sonia (SEWA), Mahendra Parida (AICCTU), Natarajan (LPF) and Thomas Joseph (UTUC) also addressed

H Mahadevan (AITUC), Raghunath Singh (CITU) Shyamlal (AICCTU), Bashir Abud (LPF) replaced their colleagues in the presidium in the second part of the first session. The second session was presided over by Gurnam Singh (INTUC), C Singh (AITUC), SN Pathak (HMS), Anadi Sahu (CITU), Shiv Shankar (UTUC), Lataben (SEWA), Shyamal Prasad (AICCTU), Basheer Ahmed (LPF) and PG Prasanna Kumar (UTUC)

Source: Confederation

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Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Dear Comrades,

The Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers decided to conduct series of agitation programmes on the issues of working class & Central Govt. Employees as scheduled below.

NFPE is the major organization in the CCGEW and endorsed the agitation programmes announced on the charter of demands.

The members of AIPEU-GDS is also should participate in all the agitation programmes given by NFPE. The GDS demands are also placed in the Charter for the cause of GDS along with the demands of postal working class and Central Govt Employees.

It is requesting all the members of AIPEU-GDS in the divisions of all Circles to participate in all agitation programmes along with NFPE unions and make it grand success.

The CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Division/Branch Secretaries and active comrades are requested to mobilize the GDS comrades and participate in a large number to make all the agitation programmes successful.

Phased Programmes

1. Mass Dharna at all District Head Quarter on 19th Sept 2017
2. Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017
3. Maha Dharna at New Delhi with Central Trade Unions other independent federation on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017.

12 points charter of Demands of all workers

1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of Labour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
5. Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7. Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8. Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10. Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11. Against Labour law amendments.
12. Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

21 points charter of Demands of Confederation

1. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16. Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.

21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary

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7th CPC related issues – Review of agitational programmes organised by Confederation and the present position of the various demands raised in the charter of demands

7th CPC related issues – Review of agitational programmes organised by Confederation and the present position of the various demands raised in the charter of demands – Future course of action.

The National Secretariat reviewed various agitational programmes independently organised by Confederation viz: Massive Parliament March on 15-12-2016, one day nationwide strike on 16-03-2017, Mass Dharna organised in front of Finance Minister’s Office on 23-05-2017, Human Chain of Central Govt. employees on 22-06-2017 and Burning of the HRA orders on 25-07-2017. It is reported by all National Secretariat members that the employees and pensioners had participated in large number in all the above programmes.

The Government has already implemented Revised Pay Scales, Revised Allowances and Revised Pension based on 5th CPC recommended parity formula for pre-2016 pensioners. The assurances given by Group of Ministers on 30-06-2016 regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula still remains unimplemented. Govt. has not considered the demand to restore HRA rate to 30%, 20% and 10% and implement it from 01-01-2016. All revised allowances are implemented prospectively from 01-07-2017 thereby denying arrears from 01-01-2016. The Option-I parity for pensioners recommended by 7th CPC is rejected by the Government, instead 5th CPC recommended parity is extended to all pre-2016 pensioners. The “very good” bench mark condition imposed for grant of MACP is not yet modified. Even though NPS Committee constituted by Govt. for streamlining NPS has submitted its report to Government, its recommendations are still not made public. The demand for withdrawal of Contributory Pension Scheme and guaranteeing minimum pension (50% of the last pay drawn) is still pending. All other demands raised in the confederation and NJCA charter of demands are also remaining unsettled.

Unfortunately, inspite of the totally negative attitude and non-honouring of the assurance given to NJCA by the BJP-led NDA Government, the dominant leadership of NJCA is not in favour of reviving the deferred indefinite strike and no serious agitational programmes was organised after 6th July 2016 (i.e. after deferring the strike) under the united banner of NJCA, which compelled the Confederation to demarcate and organise independent struggle programmes as mentioned above including one day nation-wide strike.

The National Secretariat meeting took note of the above situation and decided to request once again the Railway Federations which are leading the NJCA as Chairman (NFIR) and Convenor (AIRF) to chalk out serious agitational programmes including strike under the banner of NJCA. Confederation National Secretariat strongly felt that to make the Govt. to honour its assurance on Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, to grant enhanced rate of HRA from 01-01-2016, to get Option-I parity implemented for pre-2016 pensioners, to modify the retrograde bench mark condition for MACP, to scrap NPS and ensure guaranteed minimum pension, to settle the justified demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Contract Workers, a united indefinite strike under the banner of NJCA (Railway, Defence & Confederation) is the need of the hour.

In the absence of a united struggle under the banner of NJCA, the Confederation National Secretariat decided to organise the following agitational programmes in a phased manner.

1. Mass dharna at all District headquarters demanding settlement of modified charter of demands of Confederation on 19th September 2017 (Tuesday).

2. Mass dharna at all state capitals on 17th October, 2017 (Tuesday).

3. Three days massive relay dharna in front of Parliament from 9th November to 11th November 2017 along with Central Trade Unions.

4. Indefinite strike in 2018 jointly along with Central Trade Unions. (Date will be finalised by the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations including Confederation).

All affiliated organisations and COCs are requested to make the above programmes a grand success. As the NDA Government is aggressively implementing the neo-liberal policies in all sectors, it is our responsibility to join hands with the entire trade unions and unitedly resist the onslaught. If the Govt. is not ready to change its destructive policies, the workers have no option but to embark upon a prolonged struggle jointly with the suffering common people of our country, to change the Government. It is in this background Confederation National Secretariat decided to join with the 3 days mass dharna at New Delhi and indefinite strike. In the meantime, if NJCA meets and take decisions for any agitational programmes, confederation shall implement the programmes of NJCA also. Modified charter of demands of the Confederation is also enclosed herewith.

3.2017 June 10th National Convention of Central and State Govt. Employees (Confederation and All India State Government Employees Federation) on “NPS & Outsourcing” – Review and implementation of the decisions taken by the National Convention.

The National Secretariat decided to implement the following decisions of the 2017 June 10th National Convention on “NPS & Out sourcing” jointly organised by Confederation and AISGEF. Confederation C-O-Cs should contact the AISGEF leaders of their respective states and chalk out detailed plan for implementing the decisions. Large scale participation of employees on behalf of Confederation should be ensured in all the programmes:

1.State level joint conventions by 31-08-2017 (date may be extended if required).

2.District /Taluk level joint conventions before 31-10-2017.

3.Mass Joint dharna at all important Centres including State Capitals on 21-11-2017 (21st November 2917 Tuesday).

4.Raj Bhavan March (Date will be finalised later).

5.Nationwide campaign Jatthas covering all states. (Dates to be finalised later)

6.Massive Parliament March (date to be finalised later).

4. (a) WFTU-TUI meeting at Kolkata on 2017 October 9th & 10th and (b) Asia Pacific Regional meet and World Secretariat meeting of Trade Union International (TUI) Public Services at Thiruvananthapuram on 2017 September 11th & 12th.

(a) Meeting of a team of WFTU Secretariat led by Com. George Mavrikos, General Secretary and all TUIs (Trade Union Internationals) Presidents/General Secretaries will be held at Kolkatta on 2017 October 9th & 10th .

(b) Asia-Pacific Regional meet and World Secretariat meeting of TUI (Public Services) will be held at Thiruvananthapuram on 2017 September 11th (TUI meet) and September 12th (Secretariat meeting).

The Total expenditure for the above two meet is to be borne by the organisations which are affiliated to WFTU- TUIs from India. Confederation’s share amount is fixed as Rs.300000/- (3 Lakhs). After detailed discussion the National Secretariat decided that each affiliates of the confederation shall donate share amount as shown below.

1 National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)

(all affiliates)

100000
2 Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) 50000
3 All India Audit & Accounts Employees Association 30000
4 Karnataka C-O-C (including/personal donations offered by NFPE leaders) 30000
5 National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees 15000
6 All India Civil Accounts Employees Association 15000
7 All India Ground  water Board Employees Association 15000
8 Geological Survey of India Employees Association 10000
9 COC Tamilnadu 10000
10 COC Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) 10000
11 COC West Bengal 5000
12 COC Kerala 5000
13 National Sample Survey Organisation Employees Association 3000
14 IBM Employees Association 5000
15 All other affiliates Rs.500/- each

The above amount should be remitted to the Confederation Financial Secretary before 31-08-2017.

Bank Account details of Confederation CHQ are furnished below.

Bank Indian Overseas Bank, Gole Market Branch, New Delhi-01

Account Number – 084001000015586

IFS Code – IOBA0000840

5. National Convention of workers held on 8th August 2017 at New Delhi-Implementation of decisions.

All the Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations (other than BMS) had Organised a massive National convention of workers on 8th August 2017 at Talkatora Stadium New Delhi against the anti-Labour and anti-people polices of NDA Govt. Confederation being a part of this convention, National Secretariat meeting unanimously decided to implement the following programmes decided by the National convention of workers.

(a) To Work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun.

(b) To organise Block/District/Industrial Centres/States level massive campaign mobilisation and convention in preperation to Central mobilisation to be followed.

(c) Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th, 10th, & 11th November 2017 to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.

(d) To prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti-people, anti-worker and anti-national policies of the NDA Government.

The following Central Trade Unions have participated in the Convention in addition to independent federations of various sectors including Confederation.

INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF.

The National Secretariat decided that charter of demands adopted by the National convention of workers will be part-I charter of demands and confederation charter of demands will be part-II charter of demands for campaign and mobilisation of Central Government employees and also for the proposed indefinite strike.

6.All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop-2017

The National Secretariat decided to organise “All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop-2017″ in the month of November/December 2017. C-O-C Maharashtra (Mumbai) is requested to discuss and inform their readiness to hold the workshop at Mumbai as there is larger concentration of women employees in Mumbai. In order to reduce the financial burden of the Reception Committee it is decided that delegate fee will be Rs.1000/- (Rs. One thousand only) per head. As the train reservation commences four months before, the decision of the C-O-C Mumbai should be communicated to the CHQ before 21-08-2017. On confirming the place only quota to each organisation and C-O-Cs etc. are to be fixed. The C-O-C Mumbai is requested to communicate their decision immediately.

7. Holding of a special convention/meeting of Autonomous body employees organisations and Autonomous body pensioners organistions.

The National Secretariat discussed the situation arising out of abnormal delay in revision of pay of Autonomous body employees and also non-issuing of orders for revision of pension of autonomous body pensioners by the concerned Autonomous bodies/Administrative Ministries. In the case of Autonomous body employees, eventhough the Finance Ministry has issued orders extending the 7th CPC pay scales to autonomous body employees on 13-01-2017, the orders are not implemented in 95% of the autonomous bodies due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. In the case of Autonomous body pensioners, the stand taken by Finance Ministry and Pension Ministry is that they will not issue any orders for revision of pension or grant of Dearness Relief to Autonomous body pensioners. Earlier during 5th CPC and 6th also they have not issued any separate orders, Once Govt. issues orders for revision of pension and grant of dearness relief to Central Govt. Pensioners, it is upto the autonomous bodies to issue orders based on that orders, in consultation with their Administrative Ministries. But no Administrative Ministry has taken action for revision of pension and grant of dearness relief to Autonomous body pensioners. In short a serious crisis has developed regarding revision of pay scales of Autonomous body employees and Revision of Pension and grant of dearness relief to Autonomous body pensioners.

In the view of the above it is decided to convene a special meeting of all Autonomous body employees organisations and Autonomous body pensioners organisations to discuss and decide future course of action. Date and venue of the meeting will finalised shortly.

8. Problems of affiliated organisations of confederation.

Issues relating to the following departments are discussed and suitable decisions taken.

(1) Geological Survey of India

(2) Printing, Publications & stationary.

(3) Ground water Board.

(4) DAVP

(5) Civil Accounts

(6) Passport

Meeting Commenced at 11 AM and ended at 6 PM.

Fraternally yours,
M.KRISHNAN

Secretary General
Mob & WhatsApp : 09447068125
email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2.Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4.Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5.Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6.No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7.Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12.Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13.Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14.Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15.Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16.Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18.Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19.Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20.Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.

21.Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

Source : Confederation

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Confederation calls entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017

Confederation calls entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017

PROTEST AGAINST BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS DECIDED TO ORGANISE

MASS PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AND BURNING OF HRA ORDERS ON 25TH JULY 2017 AT MAXIMUM CENTRES THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY

THOSE HANDS WHICH ARE AFRAID OF RAISING AGAINST INJUSTICES

THOSE TONGUES WHICH ARE AFRAID OF VOICING AGAINST INJUSTICES

ARE SYMBOLS OF SLAVERY AND SURRENDER.

Seventh Central pay Commission Report was submitted to Government on 19.11.2015. Most of the recommendations, especially in the case of Minimum wage, fitment formula, Pay scales of most of the cadres, Allowances, Advances, MACP, CCL, etc. are most retrograde. 7th CPC recommendations are the worst recommendations after the 2nd Pay Commission recommendations (1960). The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) comprising the National Council JCM Staff Side (mainly Railways, Defence and Confederation) gave notice for indefinite strike to Government on 09.06.2016, seeking modifications in the recommendations. Government refused to call the NJCA leaders for a negotiated settlement and unilaterally declared the decisions of the Cabinet on 29.06.2016. NJCA decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike. On 30.06.2016, Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister held discussion with the NJCA leaders. It was assured that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and a High Level Committee will be constituted to submit recommendations in this regard to the Government. It was also assured that all other issues arising out of implementation of 7th CPC will be considered favourably. Four months time limit was also fixed for implementation of the assurances. Based on the above assurances the indefinite strike was deferred for four months.

Evenafter four months time limit fixed, no high level committee was constituted and all other issues remained unsettled. Government constituted committees after committee – Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowance Committee, Pension Option-I Committee, NPS Committee, Anomaly Committee etc. – but till this day no High Level Committee for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is constituted eventhough a Group of officers headed by Additional Secretary (Expenditure) held two meetings with the staff side without any discussion on Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

Committees were constituted to delay or deny the demands placed by staff side.

1.Allowances Committee delayed its report for about ten months to deny increase in HRA rates and arrears from 01.01.2016.

2.Pension Option-I Committee rejected the one and the only favourable recommendations of the 7th CPC i.e; Option-I parity for pre-2016 pensioners.

3.NPS Committee categorically stated that withdrawal of NPS is not under the purview of the committee.

As the Government was not ready to honour its assurances given to the NJCA leaders, evenafter a lapse of four months, Confederation has requested the dominant organisations in the NJCA to revive the deferred indefinite strike. As there was no concensus in the NJCA regarding revival of indefinite strike or organizing any serious trade union action (for reason best known to all) against the betrayal of the Government, Confederation National Conference decided to organize independent agitation programmes. Accordingly Massive Parliament March with participation of about 15000 employees and pensioners on 15.12.2016, one day nationwide strike of about thirteen (13) lakhs Central Government employees on 16.03.2017, Mass dharna of about 3000 employees and pensioners in front of Finance Ministers office on 23.05.2017, Human Chain of Central Government employees and Pensioners at all major centres on 22.06.2017 were organized by Confederation for settlement of 21 points charter of demands which included the demands of all sections of employees and pensioners including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual Contract workers and Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

After more than eleven months from the date notification of Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 (25.07.2016), Union Cabinet approved the revised allowances on 28.06.2017 without any major modifications, including HRA and Transport Allowances applicable to all section of employees. HRA rate was not increased from 24, 16, and 8%. The date of effect was fixed as 01.07.2017 instead of 01.01.2016.

Some of our friends, who are welcoming and supporting the Government’s decision on allowances are arguing that never in the past Revived Pay and Revised Allowances were given from the same date and for HRA etc. retrospective effect was not given. They consciously want to hide the fact that in the past revised allowances including HRA were granted from the month/next month of notification of Revised Pay Rules. Even if that practice is taken as a precedence, this time employees have every right to get Revised Allowance including HRA from 01.07.2016, as Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 was notified on 25.07.2016. Similarly, never in the past HRA rates were reduced by Pay Commissions. Those who support the Government’s decision are deliberately hiding this fact to somehow justify their stand and misguide the employees, because of their guilty conscience.

As the dominant organisations of the NJCA have left from the path of struggle for realization of the 7th CPC related justified demands raised in the July 11th indefinite strike charter, Confederation has decided to carry forward the struggle against the betrayal of the Government and non-implementation of assurances given by the Hon’ble Ministers. We have made it open that we strongly disagree and disown the stand taken by the Secretary, National Council JCM staff side, (Who is also the convenor of NJCA) by welcoming and thanking the Government for the decisions on Allowances including HRA. Confederation represents the sentiments of entire Central Government employees pensioners especially grass root level workers. It cannot be a party to any statement or action which the ordinary workers feel as betrayal of their cause. Confederation shall continue its struggle against the injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners (including Autonomous body employees and pensioners, Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual, Contract workers) by the NDA Government.

Descending to the level of submitting to the dictates of the Government, compromising on the basic principles of trade Union, leaving away the path of struggle ignoring the of principles of collective bargaining, getting addicted to the JCM machinery of never ending, no-result-oriented discussions and consultations — is not the tradition of Confederation. Confederation is a different organisation which our critics and enemies cannot understand.

We are fighting against a Government which is aggressively implementing neo-liberal reforms and we know that struggle path is tough and difficult and require sacrifices. Eventhen, we prefer, that path than the path of opportunism, surrender and compromises. Eventhough we have not won our battle in full, we firmly believe that whatever achievements and benefits the NDA Government was compelled to grant (Example – enhancement of Bonus ceiling to 7000, eligibility for gratuity to NPS employees. 5th Pay Commission recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners (option-3), microscopic modifications in HRA at minimum level and some other allowances including enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance to Pensioners and retention of some of the allowances recommended for abolition etc.) is only because of the continuous nationwide campaign and struggle conducted by the Confederation and Confederation alone. Those who never participated in any strike or struggle and only enjoyed the fruits of the struggle and sacrifice of others can never understand the importance of struggle or strike. Empty vessels always go on making much noise, but we believe in action.

It is in this background, the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to intensify our struggle. To express the strong protest, anger and resentment of the employees, against the totally negative and indifferent attitude of NDA Government and also against the betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Government, Confederation calls upon the entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017 (25.07.2017 Tuesday) at all centres at centralized places and burn the orders on HRA issued by the Government. Wide publicity may be given to the programme through local print and electronic media and also social media.

The next phase of agitational programmes will be decided by the National Secretariat meetings of Confederation scheduled to be held at Bengaluru on 9th August 2017.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to make the above programme a grant success.

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source : Confederation

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7th CPC Pay Matrix – Anomaly in Increment Rate & Loss in increment

Agenda item No. 1 for the meeting of the National Anomaly committee sent to NC JCM by Confederation vide No. Ref: Confdn/JCM NC/Anomaly/2016-19 Dated – 03.07.2017

Item – I – ANOMALY IN INCREMENT RATE

As per clause(C) of the terms of reference of the National Anomaly Committee – where the official side and the staff side are of the opinion that any recommendations is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the commission assigning any reason – it constitutes an anomaly.

Regarding annual increment the recommendations of seventh CPC are as follows:

(i) 7th CPC Report – Highlights of Recommendations -

SL – 7 – Annual Increment – The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.

(ii) 7th CPC Report – Forword

Para 1.19 – The prevailing rate of increment is considered quite satisfactory and has been retained.

(iii) 7th CPC Report – Chapter 4.1 -Principles of Pay determination

Para- 4.1.17 – The various stages within a pay level moves upwards at the rate of 3 percent per annum.

(iv) 7th CPC Report – Chapter 5.1 – Pay Structure (Civilian Employees)

Para 5.1.38 – Annual Increment

“The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent”

Para 5.1.21 – The Vertical range of each level denotes pay progress within that level. That indicates steps of annual financial progression of 3 percentage within each level.

Contrary to the above principle laid down by the 7th CPC, the actual increment rate in the Pay levels of the Pay matrix are less than 3% as illustrated in the Table below: –

ILLUSTRATION-I – LOSS IN INCREMENT

Pay Level Sl. No. in the Pay Level (Cell) Basic Pay in the Revised Pay scale Next above Basic Pay after adding 3% increment Next above Basic Pay fixed as per pay matrix Amount of loss to the employee Actual increment rate % age
1 12 24900 25647 25600 47 2.81
1 26 37600 38728 38700 28 2.92
3 9 27600 28428 28400 28 2.89
3 16 34000 35020 35000 20 2.94
4 11 34300 35329 35300 29 2.91
4 22 47500 48925 48900 25 2.94
5 10 38100 39243 39200 43 2.88
5 20 51100 52633 52600 33 2.93
6 6 41100 42333 42300 33 2.91
6 9 44900 46247 46200 47 2.89

ILLUSTRATION – 2

In Level – 2, Cell – 2, the pay is shown as 20500. After giving one increment of 3% it should be 21115/- but the next cell is only 21000 (Level-2, Cell-3). Next stage should be 21115+633=21748 but the next cell is only 21700 (Level-2 Cell-4).

In Level – 6, Cell 14 should be 50500 + 1515 = 52015 whereas it is given only 52000.

From the above it can be safely concluded that

(i) Recommendation of the Pay Commission regarding increment rate is in contravention of the principle or policy enunciated by the 7th Pay Commission, Hence it constitutes an anomaly.

(ii) In many stages, eventhough the increment is shown as 3%, it is rounded off to the next below amount causing financial loss to the employees.

(iii) In the sixth CPC, while calculating increment, if the last digit is (one) or above, it used to be rounded off to next 10 (Ten). So in this Pay Matrix also if the amount is 10 (Ten) and above, it should be rounded off to the next above 100 (hundred).

(iv) Even if the difference may look small (in percentage) it will also have long term impact on the employees promotion inviting heavy financial loss. The following illustration will reveal it.

Illustration

1. Pay Level – 6

2. Cell (Stage) in the Pay Level – 8

3. Basic Pay in the Revised Scale – 44900

4. Actual Pay after adding 3% annual increment – 46247

5. Basic Pay fixed as per the Pay Matrix – 46200

6. Loss of amount to the employee in the increment – 47

7. Pay on promotion to next Level if fixed as per serial 4 above – 49000

8. Pay on promotion to the next level, if fixed as per serial – 5 above – 47600

9. Loss per month on promotion – 1400

Thus, for a loss of Rs.47/- only in the Annual increment, the employee will suffer a recurring loss of Rs.1400/- per month during his/her promotion to the next level and this loss will have cumulative effect on rest of the period of the service career with financial loss on Dearness Allowance (DA) and further promotions and also Pensionery benefits.

The above anomalies are to be rectified.

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7th CPC Allowances – Wrong statement by NCJCM: Restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% and restoring 34 allowances

7th CPC Allowances: Restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% and restoring 34 allowances – Wrong statement by NCJCM

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/17/112

29.06.2017

To
Secretary Staff Side
National Council (JCM)
13 C Ferosha Road
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Government decision on Allowances – Reg

Shri Shivgopal Mishra,

When we seen the cabinet decision on allowances day before yesterday, naturally the employees were on upset mood as the Government came out with a minimal changes here and there.

But when seen your press release in the capacity of Secretary Staff Side National Council JCM welcoming the decision taken by the Union Cabinet we all were really shocked.

It is sorry to say that for substantiating your decision to welcome you have been told lies in your Press release. You mentioned that welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet for “restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees covered from levels 1 to 3.”

With all due respect NFAEE would like to mention here that your statement is not based on the facts and figure and just to misguide the 34 lakhs Central Government Employees. In fact out of the 120 stages of Levels 1 to 3 a meager of 15 stages (8 in the level 1, 5 in level 2 and 2 in level 3) only get more than 24%, 16% & 8% HRA that too not 30%, 20% & 10% as you claimed in the press release. Only those employees in the pay of Rs.18000 as on 01.07.2017 shall get 30%, 20% and 8% as per the entitlement based on the categorization of the cities. Even an incumbent in the level 1 got an increment of 3% shall not eligible for 30%, 20% and 10% of HRA. It means the employees who joined in the level 1 after 1st January 2017 and having basic pay as Rs 1800 only will get 30%, 20% and 8# of HRA. Thus the number beneficiaries will not be even thousands, where the question of 7.5 lakhs employees gets the benefits? All others in the above said 15 stages of levels 1 to 3 will get HRA little more than 24%, 16% & 8% but less than 30%, 20% and 8%.

The below given chart will expose your claim and will prove it is wrong:

PAY MATRIX LEVEL 1 ( 1800 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIX PAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIX HRA 24% HRA 16% HRA 8%
1 18000 5400 3600 1800
2 18500 5400 3600 1800
3 19100 5400 3600 1800
4 19700 5400 3600 1800
5 20300 5400 3600 1800
6 20900 5400 3600 1800
7 21500 5400 3600 1800
8 22100 5400 3600 1800
9 22800 5472 3648 1824
PAY MATRIX LEVEL 2 ( 1900 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIX PAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIX HRA 24% HRA 16% HRA 8%
1 19900 5400 3600 1800
2 20500 5400 3600 1800
3 21100 5400 3600 1800
4 21700 5400 3600 1800
5 22400 5400 3600 1800
6 23100 5544 3696 1848
PAY MATRIX LEVEL 3 ( 2000 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIX PAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIX HRA 24% HRA 16% HRA 8%
1 21700 5400 3600 1800
2 22400 5400 3600 1800
3 23100 5544 3696 1848

Form the above chart it is crystal clear that those employees who joined in the service just 8 year before only entitled at a higher rate of HRA than 24%, 16% and 8% that too not 30%, 20% and 10% as you claimed in the Press Release. The above chart also showing that at the stage of 9, 6 and 3 of the Pay Matrix levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively the HRA shall be more than 5400, 3600 and 1800 based on 24%, 16% and 8%.

Further you extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances. Whereas the Government Press release claimed that Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC and 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed to continue as separate. When the Government them was not claiming that they have restored 12 of the 53 allowances abolished and 3 If the 37 allowances recommended to subsumed has been restored. That means altogether 15 Allowances has been restored. Then from where the restoration of 34 Allowances came?

Thus once again the NDA Government betrayed the entire Central Government Employees by denying the HRA at the existing rate of 30%/20%/10% with effect from 01.01.2016. They denied the existing rate as well as the arrears from 1st June 2016 by the decision to implement the revised rate from01.07.2017.

The Government has not considered the suggestions by the staff side on various other Allowances and facilities and Government came up with cosmetic changes in the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

Further the assurance given by the Cabinet Ministers regarding minimum Pay and Fitment Formula is also not considered by the Government till date.

Even the only acceptable recommendation by the Pay Commission to regulate the pension who retired prior to 1st June 2016 which was accepted by the Government while issuing the notification in the year 2016 later it has been replaced the pension fixation formula by adopting new one which is not beneficiary to the pensioners.

No decision on NPS has been taken to ensure minimum pension or other demands submitted by the Staff side.

Under this circumstance National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees NFAEE feels the hurry burry shown by you to issue a press release without discussing either among the staff side members of the National Council (JCM) or with the NJCA leadership in which you happened to be the convener to welcome the Government strongly was not in the spirit of broader unity and to help the Government who failed to fulfill the wishes of the employees across the board.

NFAEE strongly condemn this attitude of Secretary Staff Side, National Council (JCM) and demands to withdraw the press release and stand with the united work force of the Central Government Employees.

Thanking you

Yours sincerely,
(Jayaraj KV)

Secretary General

Cc: Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
New Delhi

Source: NFAEE

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Protest Demonstrations Against the Decision on Allowances – NFAEE

PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE DECISION ON ALLOWANCES

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615

Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Website: www.nfaeehq.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com

Ref.No:nfaee/sg/17/114

Dated : 03.06.2017

To
All Affiliates
NFAEE

Sub: PROTEST DEMNOSTRATIONS AGAINT THE DECISION ON ALLOWANCES

Dear Comrades,

Hope all the affiliates organized/planned to hold protest demonstrations in this week against the betrayal for NDA Government.

Go far a hectic campaign against the NDA Government’s attitude towards the Government employees and shameful backed out from the commitment given by the Group of Ministers on 30th June 2016.

Copies of the letter written to Shivgopal Mishra, the so-called leader of Central Government Employees by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers (CCGEW), National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) and All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) are attached herewith.

All Affiliates are requested to popularize the stand taken by the Confederation and Federations of various sections of employees and built unity among the employees.

Also appeal to all affiliates to participate actively in the joint protest programme being organized by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers across the country.

With fraternal Greetings

Comradely yours,

sd/-
(JAYARAJ KV)
Secretary General

Source: http://nfaeehq.blogspot.in/

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Struggle Against Defence Privatization – Confederation

Struggle Against Defence Privatization – Confederation

CONFEDERATION EXTENDS FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE STRUGGLE OF DEFENCE EMPLOYEES AGAINST PRIVATISATION.

Successive Governments after 1990s have started permitting private sector in the field of Defence production. During May 2001, the Defence Industry sector which was reserved for the Government sector and Public sector was opened to 100% for Indian private sector with 26% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Subsequently the FDI cap in Defence was raised to 49% and now the NDA Govt raised it to 100%. Government has issued so far 222 licenses to private corporate sector like ADHANI, AMBANI, L&T, ASHOK LEYLAND, BHARAT FORGE, GODREJ &BOYCE, PUNJ LLOYD, PIPAVAV DEFENSE, PREMIER EXPLOSIVES etc,. The present Govt is bent upon to extend all types of support to the Indian private corporate houses and their foreign collaborators. Recently the Prime Minister office asked all the 41 Ordnance Factories, the information about the name of the products manufactured, its photographs, technical description, land holding by each factories, details of plants and machinery, strength of employees etc.,

On 27-04-2017, the Ministry of Defence issued an order with the approval of the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitely, to completely outsource 143 defence equipment like Military, Vehicles, Ammunition, Ammunition boxes, Guns, Rifles, Tanks, Troop comfort items etc., which are being manufactured at present by the ordnance factories. This decision of the Govt is going to affect more than 25 Ordnance factories and about 20,000 defence employees will be thrown out of job. Again another order was issued categorizing 39 more items as “non-care” items for outsourcing.

All these decisions are taken to encourage private corporates, making the state-owned Defence Industries sick and redundant and bringing in their place the private corporate sector whose sole intention is to earn more and more profit.

The All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) is on a war path and has already started series of agitations and campaign programmes against the policy decision of the Government to privatise Defence Industry and closure of ordnance factories rendering thousands of defence employees surplus and consequent retrenchment.

As a higher form of agitation AIDEF has commenced indefinite relay hunger fast near Parliament (Jantar Manthar) from 3rd July 2017 onwards. The relay fast was inaugurated by Com. Sharad Yadav, MP. Former Vice President of AIDEF.

The National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers extends full support and solidarity to the struggle of the Defence Employees against privatization.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
confederation
Mob&whatsapp: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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7th CPC Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances, Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears: Confederation

7th CPC Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances, Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears: Confederation

HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS

AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF THE BJP-LED NDA GOVERNMENT

High Level Committee, assured by the Group of Minsters, not yet constituted. First anniversary of the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister’s assurance will be on 30.06.2017. No increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

7th CPC took 18 + 2 months only for submitting report after examining the entire service conditions, pay scales, allowances, Pensionary benefits of about one crore Employees and Pensioners including military personnel. Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances!! BJP Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears.

Option-I parity for pensioners recommended by 7th CPC and accepted (??) by cabinet, mercilessly rejected by appointing a feasibility Committee.

NPS Committee is for further strengthening NPS and not for withdrawal of NPS or for guaranteeing minimum pension as 50% of last pay drawn.

MACP promotion denied to thousand of employees by imposing stringent conditions on bench mark.

Gramin Dak Sevak Committee Report submitted to Government on 24.11.2016 (Seven months over) still under process.

Exploitation of casual and contract workers continues. Equal pay for equal work denid.

Autonomous body employees and pensioners cheated by Government by denying their legitimate wage revision and pension revision.

No negotiated settlement on the charter of demands submitted to Government by JCM (staff side) and Confederation.

ORGANISE HUMAN CHAIN TO DEMONSTRATE OUR STRONGEST PROTEST, ANGER AND DISCONTENTMENT

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & Whatsapp – 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Pension Revision Who are absorbed in Central Public Sector Undertakings – Confederation

Pension Revision Who are absorbed in Central Public Sector Undertakings – Confederation

EXTENDING THE BENEFIT OF PENSION REVISION TO THE EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS WHO ARE ABSORBED IN THE CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS – LATEST POSITION

Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare has issued OM No. 38/37/2016 – P&PW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 regarding implementations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners and Family Pensioners etc. In para 7 (a) of aforesaid OM, it was mentioned that –

“Where the Government servants on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/Autonomous bodies continue to draw pension separately from the government, the pension of such absorbes will be updated in terms of these orders. In cases where the Government servants have drawn one time lump-sum terminal benefits equal to 100% of their pensions and have become entitled to the restoration of one-third commuted portion of pension as per the instructions issued by this Department from time to time, their cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately.”

In the orders dated 10.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 Shri K. Ganesan Vs Union of India, it was mentioned that —

“Having heard learned Counsel for the appellants, and having persued the record of the case, we find no justification whatsoever to interfere with the impugned order, directing restoration of 2/3rd in respect of the respondent herein, after expiry of the requisite period of commutations. The instant appeal is accordingly dismissed.”

In the same order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6371 of 2010 Shri K. L. Dhall & Anr Vs Union of India, it is stated that –

“Heard Learned casual for the rival parties. In view of the dismissal of Civil Appeal No. 6048 of 2010 by us today (Union of India and another Vs K. Ganeshan (dead) By Lrd), this appeal has to be accepted. Accordingly, the instant appeal is allowed. The impugned order of the High Court is set aside. It is directed that the appellants shall be entitled for restoration of their 2/3rd Portion after the expiry of the requisite period of commutation.”

After consultation with Department of Expenditure and Department of Legal affairs, two Review Petitions have been filed by the Government in the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide Review Petitions No. 465/2017 and Review Petition 472/2017 against the order dated 01.03.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 (Shri K. Ganesan Vs Union of India) and Civil Appeal No. 6371 of 2010 (Shri. K. L. Dhall & Anr Vs. Union of India). The Review petition came up for hearing in the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 22.03.2017. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has dismissed both the Review Petition vide order 22nd March 2017.

Government has now informed that since, the above orders dated 01.09.2010 of Hon’ble Supreme Court has a bearing on the question of revision of one-third restored pension of the absorbed pensioners, no orders for the revision of one-third pension in such cases could be issued so far. The matter would be examined in the light of dismissal of the Review Petitions mentioned above.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob&WhatsApp – 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Holding regular meetings with representatives of recognized staff associations

Holding regular meetings with representatives of recognized staff associations: Min of Finance

F.No. C-30013/06/2012-AD-IV-A Vol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue

New Delhi the 16th May, 2017

To
All Principal Chief Commissioner/Chief Commissioners/Director General Customs and Central Excise/Directorate under Central Board of Excise and Customs.

Subject: Holding regular meetings with representatives of recognized staff associations.

Sir,
I am directed to say that instructions have been issued by the Board from time to time, emphasizing the importance of an effective grievance redressal mechanism involving regular interaction with staff association in the field formulations.

2.  The extant instructions of the Dept.. of Personnel & Training on Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) also provide for periodical meetings of Office Councils in the field formation, on regular basis.  However, the staff association, in their representations to the Board, have agitated the issue of grievances redressal mechanism not functioning effectively in the field formations.

3. It is reiterated that an effective grievance rederssal mechanism is an essential pre-requisite for maintaining harmonious employer-employee relations and for boosting the morale and motivation levels of the staff at all times.  It is accordingly reiterated that the Heads of Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities at Zonal/Commissionerate levels may ensure that meeting with recognized staff associations are convened effectively at regular intervals, both under the JCM format and otherwise, for redressing their grievances.

4.  In the recent instruction, It was decided henceforth, that a quarterly meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of Member(A) with all recognized associations, to discuss the Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities were directed to furnish the Action Taken Report of meeting held at Zonal Level to Board at quarter ending of the year i.e. March, June, September and December.

5.  Since, no Action Taken Reports have been received from any HoD, it is, therefore, requested to furnish the same by 20.05.2017 for the quarter ending March, 2017, so that meeting with all Association could be done.

Yours faithfully,

(B. Ginkhan Mang)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: Confederation

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Observance of Demands Week – 24th to 27th May 2017 on pending demands of Central Governments Employees

Observance of Demands Week – 24th to 27th May 2017 on pending demands of Central Governments Employees

No. II/95/Part X

Dated: 18/05/2017

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Observance of Demands Week – 24th to 27th May 2017 on pending demands of Central Governments Employees-reg.

The Central Government Employees Confederation (CGEC) has given a call to all Central Government Employees as well INTUC affiliated Unions to observe Demands Week from 24th to 27th May 2017 by launching demonstrations and rallies against anti-worker policies of the Central Government and Government’s failure to implement its assurances on revision of minimum wage and multiplying factor.

The affiliates of NFIR must have downloaded the message of Mr. N.S. Pillai, General Secretary, CGEC relating to programme of action.

The affiliates are therefore advised to organize Lunch Hour demonstrations and protest meetings during the week and send Memorandum on issues to the Prime Minister, Finance Minister etc. Press Conferences and Media briefings and Government’s betrayal on its commitments should be highlighted.

Copy of the report on protest actions during the observance of Demands Week may be sent to the Federation’s Office promptly.

Yours Fraternally,
S/d,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah),
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Enhancement of the rate of bonus payable to Casual labourers consequent on enhancement calculation ceiling of bonus for Central Government Employees from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/

Finance Ministry Rejected Bonus enhancement to Casual Labourers

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No.S-33027/3/2016 -WB
Government of India
Ministry of Labour and Employment
(Wage Board Section)

Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg,
New Delhi, dated the 02 May, 2017

To,

Shri M.Krishnan,
Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers,
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi.

Subject :- Enhancement of the rate of bonus payable to Casual labourers consequent on enhancement calculation ceiling of bonus for Central Government Employees from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/- regarding.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to your letter Reference No. Confdn/Casual Labour/2015-19 dated 29th June, 2016 addressed to Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi on the subject mentioned above and to inform you on receipt of your request through the Department of Personnel & Training, the case was referred to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi for taking suitable action, as deemed fit. The matter was duly examined by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and has not been agreed to the request.

Yours faithfully,
(SAMIR KUMAR DAS)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Confederation confirms No Change in the Mass Dharna

Confederation confirms No Change in the Mass Dharna

Confederation confirms No Change in the Mass Dharna

PRO-GOVT AGENCIES ARE SPREADING FALSE NEWS.
MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE WILL BE HELD ON 23RD MAY 2017 ITSELF

 

It is reported that certain pro-Govt News agencies are spreading false news that Mass Dharna programme in front of Finance Ministers office is cancelled.

This is totally false news.

 

Last time also just a few days before our 15th December 2016 Parliament March the very same news agencies spread false news that Parliament March is cancelled.

 

This is a deliberate attempt to defeat our programme. Don’t believe in such false news.

 

Mobilise maximum employees to participate in the mass Dharna on 23rd May 2017.

 DHARNA NOTICE BY Confederation

 

23rd MAY 2017
MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE, NEW DELHI
EMPLOYEES & PENSIONERS COME IN LARGE NUMBERS
AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS

HONOUR THE ASSURANCE GIVEN BY GROUP OF MINISTERS ON 30.06.2016

  • Increase minimum pay and fitment formula.
  • Revise allowances including HRA with effect from 01.01.2016.
  • Grant option-I pension parity recommended by 7th CPC.
  • Revise pension and grant dearness relief to autonomous body pensioners
  • Implement positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks. Grant Civil Servant Status.
  • Regularise all Casual, Part-Time, Contingent and Contract Workers and grant equal pay for equal work.
  • Remove stringent conditions imposed for grant of MACP etc.

All affiliated organisations and COCs are once again requested to mobilise large number of employee and pensioners as per quota fixed in the last circular and make the programme a grand success.

M.Krishnan ,
Secretary General,
Confederation ,
Mob & WhatsApp; 09447068125.
Email : mkrishnan6854@ gmail.com

Source: Confederation News

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5th CPC parity is also beneficial but option-I parity of 7th CPC is more beneficial – confederationhq

5th CPC parity is also beneficial but option-I parity of 7th CPC is more beneficial – confederation

PENSIONER’S PARITY

We are getting many phone calls and messages from Central Government Pensioners and employees regarding the Cabinet decision on 03.05.2017. Government has approved the recommendations of the Committee headed by Secretary (Pension) constituted by it as per the cabinet decision on 29.06.2016. The full details of the cabinet decision will be known only after issuing orders by Pension Ministry. The Pension Committee has told the JCM Staff Side that instead of Option-I parity, recommended by 7th CPC, it is considering 5th CPC recommended parity. It is presumed that the decision of the Cabinet may be to extend 5th CPC recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners as recommended by Pension Committee. We are waiting for detailed orders to confirm.

Regarding option-2 parity recommended by 7th CPC, the Pension Committee and Cabinet has rejected the recommendations as NOT FEASIBLE, eventhough JCM Staff side has tried its best to convince the Pension Committee that it is Feasible. The intention behind the Cabinet decision dated 29.06.2017 to constitute a committee to examine the feasibility of option-I recommended by 7th CPC was to deny the Option-I parity which is more beneficial to pre-2006 pensioners than the 5th CPC Parity. Of course 5th CPC parity is also beneficial but option-I parity of 7th CPC is more beneficial to many employees.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers shall continue its struggle for Option-I parity alongwith the National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association (NCCPA).

The details of the 3rd May Cabinet decision will be published as and when orders are issued by Government. Please wait for detailed orders before coming to any conclusion.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: & WhatsApp – 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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