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BOMBAY High Court Judgment dated 15-10-2018 on MACPs

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BOMBAY High Court Judgment dated 15-10-2018 on MACPs

ORDER

(a) The impugned judgment and order dated 16th April, 2013 made by the CAT is hereby set aside.

(b) The petitioner is held entitled to receive the benefit of MACP with effect from 1st January, 2006 together with all consequential benefits.

(c) The respondents are directed to work out the benefits of MACP with effect from 1st January, 2006 together with consequential benefits and to pay the same to the petitioner as expeditiously as possible and in any case within a period of three months from today.

(d) If, such benefits/consequential benefits are not paid to the petitioner within three months from today, then the respondents will liable to pay interest thereon @ 6% p.a. from the date such payments became due and payable, till the date of actual payment.

(e) Rule is made absolute in the aforesaid terms. There shall however be no order as to costs.

( M. S. SONAK, J. )
( A. S. OKA, J. )

Source: Confederation

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Appeal to NPS Pensioners : NPS PENSIONERS – YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE – Confederation

Appeal to NPS Pensioners – Confederation
NPS PENSIONERS – YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE

As you are aware Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers has been opposing and fighting against the Contributory Pension Scheme (known as NPS) from the very beginning.

At the time of introduction of NPS, it is only Confederation Confederation, All India State Govt Employees Federation and the Left parties which strongly opposed it. Now a situation has developed that more than 50% of the employees in Central Government & State Government services and also in Central / State Public Sectors are NPS employees and even those Federations / Unions / Associations in the Central / State Govt services who were either confused or kept quite or supported Govt decision to introduce NPS in the initial stage are compelled to change their original stand and started raising their voice against NPS.

Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers, as an organization spear heading this struggle, is making intensive campaign against NPS and trying to build up a broad united movement of all like-minded organizations, so that a wider and bigger movement is built up no sooner than later, with an ultimate aim of organizing a nationwide indefinite strike to “SCRAP NPS” in future, if Govt is not ready to change their stand.

For effective campaign and also to expose the hollowness of the claim of the Govt and supporters of NPS, the following details of those NPS employees who have already retired from service is required.

(1) Name in full and Designation at the time of retirement:

(2) Name of the office and Department from which retired.

(3) Date of entry in service.

(4) Date of retirement.

(5) Completed years of service.

(6) Basic pay at the time of retirement.

(7) Amount of Insurance Annuity Pension being received now per month.

The information should be authentic.

All are requested to cooperate and furnish the above information before 31-10-2018.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General Confederation
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125
e-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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Confederation One Day Strike on 15.11.2018 Postponed

Confederation One Day Strike on 15.11.2018 Postponed

CONFEDERATION ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15-11-2018 POSTPONED TO 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th.

TWO DAYS STRIKE JOINTLY WITH CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS AND ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION (AISGEF).

NO CHANGE IN THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS

SCRAP NPS WILL BE THE NUMBER ONE DEMAND.

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware, in the National Convention of Workers held at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi on 28th September 2018, all the Central Trade Unions (except BMS) and all other independent Federations have declared two days nationwide strike on 8th & 9th January 2019 against the anti-people and anti-labour policies of the NDA Government.

In the resolution adopted in the June 10th Hyderabad National Convention of Confederation and also in the National Secretariat meeting held thereafter, we have decided that the 2018 November 15th strike of Confederation will be changed, if the Central Trade Unions declare nationwide strike, so that the dates of both strikes will be synchronized to make it a joint strike.

Accordingly, the National Secretariat of Confederation has decided to postpone the 15th November 2018 strike to 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th. The strike will be for two days. There is no change in the Confederation charter of demands.

SCRAP NPS AND RESTORE OPS FOR ALL

will be the number one demand. All India State Government Employees Federation has also decided to postpone the strike to 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob. & WhatsApp:
09447068125

Source: Confederation

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All India Women’s Trade Union Camp on 29th & 30th Oct 2018

All India Women’s Trade Union Camp on 29th & 30th Oct 2018

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers Central Headquarters
Ist Floor, North Avenue Postoffice Building, New Delhi-110001

Dated 03-10-2018.

Welcome to all Women Delegates & Leaders

All India Women’s Trade Union Camp
2018 October 29th & 30th
Haridwar

All Affiliates, C-O-Cs and Women Comrades are requested to mobilize maximum number of delegates to attend the Camp.  Affiliates, please instruct all your units to ensure maximum participation. Book tickets immediately.

Com: Subhashini Ali, Ex.MP – and Fighting leader of the working class will inaugurate the camp. Com: Kirti Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court & Convenor, Legal Cell, AIDWA will take class on “Women’s Social Status and Rights in Indian Society and our Task”.  Com: T.K.Rajalekshmi, Frontline, will take class on “Media and Politics”.  Com. K.K.N.Kutty, President and Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General and other Chief Executives of Confederation and affiliates will speak on the subject – “SCRAP NPS, RESTORE OPS – Confederation charter of demands and Two days Nationwide strike on 8th & 9th January 2019″.  Com.Usha Bonepalli, President, Women’s Committee will preside and Com.R.Seethalakshmi, Convenor, Women’s Committee will address the camp.

 The camp will commence on 10 AM on 29th October and conclude at 2 PM on 30th October, 2018.

Welcome to all women delegates and leaders.  All India Women’s Convention will also be held along with the camp.

Fraternally yours,

R.Seethalakshmi
Chairperson  Convenor
Women’s Committee

Usha Boneppalli,
Women’s Committee.

K.K.N.Kutty  
President,
Confederation.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General,
Confederation.

Com.R.N.Parashar, SG NFPE & Chairman,COC, UP State – Mob: 09718686800
Com.Virendra Tiwari, Working Chairman, COC, UP State – Mob: 09839195933
Com.J.P.Singh, General Secretary, COC, UP State – Mob: 08005445445

Source: Confederation

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New Contributory Pension System (NPS) – Confederation

An Overview of New Contributory Pension System (NPS) – Confederation

NEW CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SYSTEM (NPS)

M.Krishnan

Secretary General

Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers

Pension system was in vogue in India for a century or more and the British Government during the pre-independence era introduced Pension Rules for Government employees and thus made it statutory. In the year 1982 Supreme Court in its landmark judgement in Nakara’s case declared that – “as per India’s constitution, Government is obliged to provide social and economic security to pensioners and that Government retirees had the fundamental right to pension….. Pension is not a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer. It is not an ex-gratia payment, but a payment for past service rendered. It is a social welfare measure, rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the hey days of their life, ceaselessly toiled for their employers on the assurance that in their old age, they would not be left in lurch.”

During the advent of globalisation policies in 1980’s the pension reforms also started simultaneously. IMF & World Bank started publishing so many reports and documents emphasizing the need for pension reforms. They also started studying about the reforms to be undertaken in the pension sector in India. In 2001, “IMF work paper on pension reforms in India” and World Bank India specific report “India – the challenge of old age income security” were published. Their work reports emphasized that “Pension obligations or promises made by the Governments which have potential of exerting pressure on Govt. finances, have been a subject of increased focus in assessing medium to long term fiscal sustainability.” In tune with the dictates of IMF and World Bank BJP-led NDA Government appointed Bhattacharjee Committee in 2001 headed by Ex-Chief Secretary of Karnataka, to study and recommend pension reforms. Thus after creating ground for pension reforms, under the pretext of implementing recommendations of Bhattacharyya Committee, the NDA Government introduced New Pension System called Defined Contributory pension system for all employees who join service on or after 01-01-2004. The Congress-led UPA Government which came to power in 2004 continued with the reforms and promulgated an ordinance to legalise NPS. But UPA-I Govt. could not pass the Pension Bill in Parliament due to stiff opposition of Left Parties supporting it. Later when UPA-II Government came to power the Pension Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill was passed in the Parliament with the support of BJP, the then opposition party. Many State Governments governed by political parties other than Left Parties, introduced Contributory Pension System for their employees from various dates after 2004. Left Front Governments of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura refused to introduce the New Pension Scheme and they continued with the old defined benefit pension scheme. Congress-led UDF Government introduced NPS in Kerala. After BJP coming to power in Tripura also Contributory Pension Scheme is introduced recently. In West Bengal old Pension Scheme continues even now. Not only newly appointed Central and State Government employees, almost all new entrants of public sector and Autonomous bodies are also brought under the purview of NPS.

As per New Contributory Pension Scheme an amount of 10% of pay plus Dearness Allowance will be deducted each month from the salary of the employees covered under NPS and credited to their pension account. Equal amount is to be credited by the Government (employer) also. Total amount will go to the Pension Funds constituted under the PFRDA Act. From the pension fund the amount will go to the share market. As per the PFRDA Act – “there shall not be any implicit or explicit assurance of benefit except (share) market based guarantee mechanism to be purchased by the subscribers”. Thus the amount deposited in Pension Fund may or may not grow depending on the fluctuations in the share market. After attaining 60 years of age i.e., at the time of retirement, 60% of the accumulated amount in the Pension Account of the employee will be refunded and the balance 40% will be deposited in an Insurance Annuity Scheme. Monthly amount received from the Insurance Annuity Scheme is the monthly pension i.e., Pension is not paid by Government, but by the Insurance Company and hence NPS is nothing but Pension Privatization..

Thus it can be seen that the growth of the accumulated amount in the Pension fund depends upon the vagaries of share market. If the share markets collapse, as happened during the 2008 world financial crisis, then the entire amount in the pension fund may vanish. In that case employee will not get any pension. Every fluctuation in the share market will affect the future of pension of those employees who are covered under NPS. Uncertainty about pension and retirement life looms large over their heads. Even if there is a stabilized share market the 40% amount in the annuity scheme is not enough to get 50% of the last pay drawn as pension, which is the minimum pension as per old pension scheme. Many employees who entered in service after 01-01-2004 has retired in 2017 and 2018 after completing 12 & 13 years of service. They are getting Rs.1400- to Rs.1700- only as monthly pension from Insurance Annuity Scheme. If they have entered service in 2003 i.e., in the old pension scheme, they would have got 50% of the last pay drawn as pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000- as minimum pension, that too without giving any monthly contribution towards pension from their salary. In short, NPS is nothing but NO PENSION SYSTEM.

As per clause 12(5) of the PFRDA Act even the employees and pensioners who are not covered under NPS, can be brought under the Act by a Gazette notification by the Government. Thus NPS is a Damocles’ sword hanging over the head of all employees and pensioners.

Who is the beneficiary of this pension reforms? As in the case of every neo-liberal reforms, the ultimate beneficiary is the Corporates. The huge amount collected from the workers through pension fund is invested in share market by the Pension Fund Managers and this amount in turn can be utilied by the multi-national Corporates for multiplying their profit. Amount deducted and credited to the Pension fund from each newly recruited employees plus the employer’s share amount will remain with the pension fund and share market for a period of minimum 30 to 35 years i.e., till the age of 60 years. During this long period of 35 years crores and crores of rupees will be at the disposal of share market controlled by multinational corporate giants. Ultimate causality will be the poor helpless employee/pensioner.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) has been opposing the NPS from the very beginning and a one day strike was conducted on 30th October 2007. It was one of the main demand in all other strikes during these period. The campaign and struggle against NPS continued and as of now the subjective and objective conditions for a bigger struggle against NPS has emerged as almost 50% of the total employees in Central, State, Public sector and Autonomous bodies are now covered under NPS and are becoming more and more restive and agitated. 7th Central Pay Commission Chairman Retired Supreme court Judge Sri. Asok Kumar Mathur has correctly pointed out that “Almost a whole lot of Government employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004, were unhappy with New Pension Scheme. Govt. should take a call to look into their complaint”.

As per the recommendations of 7th CPC, Central Government appointed a Committee called “NPS Committee” for streamlining the functioning of NPS. The Staff-side has demanded before this Committee to scrap NPS and guarantee for 50% of the last pay drawn as minimum pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000-. Even though, the Committee has submitted its report 18 months back, the Government has not yet disclosed the recommendations of the Committee.

Confederation and AISGEF has decided countrywide intensive campaign culminating in one day strike on 15th November 2018 demanding that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme (New Pension Scheme – NPS) imposed on new entrants must be scrapped and the Government should reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Old Pension Scheme – OPS) that was in vogue for a century or more. We are also exploring the possibility of organizing an indefinite strike in the coming days exclusively on one demand i.e., SCRAP NPS, RESTORE OPS for which wider consultations are being made with all like-minded organizations.

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Source: Confederation

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NJCA Decides to Observe “All India Demands Day” on 19.9.2018

NJCA DECIDES TO OBSERVE “ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY” ON 19th SEPTEMBER 2018

Dear Comrades,

NJCA has given a call to observe 19th September 2018, the 50th Anniversary day of 1968 strike of Central Govt. employees, as ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY protesting against the betrayal of BJP – led NDA Government and demanding immediate settlement of the following three demands. NJCA has also resolved and informed the Cabinet Secretary its decision to revive the deferred indefinite strike of Central Govt employees, in case The Govt refuses to settle the demands.

Demands :-
1) Upward revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula
2) Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
3) Allow Option-1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all affiliated Organizations and State / District level C-O-Cs to observe “Demands Day” on 19th September 2018 (if possible, jointly with Railway & Defence Federations) through out the country by holding protest demonstrations and rallies at all centres and also in front of all offices.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & whatsapp:
09447068125
e-mail:
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Source: Confederation

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Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

Strike on 15th November 2018 – Memorandum to be submitted to Governor, Chief Minister, MP, Leaders of Political Parties, Trade Unions, Eminent personalities etc,

Dear Comrades,

All the affiliated organizations and C-o-Cs are requested to submit the following Memorandum to all concerned during the month of August, 2018. While taking the copy, in the first para delete the designations shown in brackets which are not required.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mobile & whatsapp:09447068125
mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS

MEMORANDUM

Memorandum submitted to —————————- on the grievances of Central Government employees and Pensioners.

No………………………… Date…………

Respected Sir/Madam,

We, on behalf of 32 lakhs Central Government employees and 33 lakhs Pensioners, seek your benign intervention to settle the following genuine grievances pending redressal for the last many years. We have brought these issues to the notice of the Central Government several times and also discussed in the negotiating forum which meets rarely. Inspite of our best efforts the issues could not be settled due to the unhelpful attitude of the Government. Having left with no other alternatives, we have been compelled to declare one day nationwide strike of Central Government employees on 15th November 2018. It is in this background, we are approaching your goodself for your kind intervention, so that the matter will be brought to the notice of the Hon’ble Prime Minister for early settlement.

1. Scrap Contributory Pension Scheme (Known as New Pension Scheme – NPS) and restore Defined Benefit Pension Scheme under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all Central Government Employees, joined in service on or after 01-01-2004.

2. Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers to the Leaders of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government employees regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula for Pay revision from 01-01­2016.

3. Regularisation and grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department. Implement all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report without any modifications or dilution

4. Pension Parity recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission (Option-I)

5. Filling up of all vacant posts. There are about six lakhs vacant posts remaining unfilled in various Central Government departments.

6. Stop closure of Government establishments

7. Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of all Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

8. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments

9. Stop attack on trade union rights and ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) scheme at National and Departmental level.

10. Grant of five promotions during the entire service career of each employee .

At present almost all employees in the Group B and Group-C cadres retire from service with maximum three promotions only. Our request to ensure minimum five promotions in one’s career is not considered favourably by Government.

The above are some of the main issues agitating the minds of lakhs of central Govt. Employees and pensioners for long. Once again request your kind intervention.

With profound regards,
Yours faithfully,

Source : Confederation

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Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee

Next Meeting of National Anomaly Committee to be held on 17.7.2018

Staff Side
Meeting Notice

F.No.11/2/2016-JCA(Pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated July 13, 2018

Meeting Notice

Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee – regarding

The next meeting of National Anomaly Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) is scheduled to be held on 17.07.2018 (Tuesday) at 11.00 A.M. in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

sd/-
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

To
All Members of the National Anomaly Committee of National Council (JCM) – (As per list attached)

Source: Confederation

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Scrap NPS restore defined benefit old pension scheme (OPS) for all Central govt employees & State Govt employees. Settle 10 points charter of demands of confederation.

Scrap NPS restore defined benefit old pension scheme (OPS) for all Central govt employees & State Govt employees. Settle 10 points charter of demands of confederation.

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers Central Headquarters
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi-110001

Ref: Confdn/2016-19 Dated – 28.06.2018

* SCRAP NPS Restore Defined Benefit Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for all employees.
* SETTLE 10 POINTS CHARACTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION

NATIONWIDE ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15-11-2018
MASS RALLY AT NEW DELHI ON 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Central Govt. Employees, State Govt. Employees, Public Sector Employees and other Class and Mass organisations will participate.

Dear Comrades,
Please refer to the Confederation Circular dated 25-06-2018 wherein the Resolution & declaration, Programme of action and charter of demands adopted in the 10th June 2018 National Convention of Central Govt. Employees are published. A very big mass rally will be organised at New Delhi on 05-09-2018 along with State Government employees, Public sector employees and other class and mass organisations. Quota fixed for each affiliate and C-O-Cs are furnished below. Regarding accommodation etc. for the participants in the rally, each organisation/C-O-C shall make their own arrangements. Up and down travel tickets of the participants should be booked well in advance. As State Govt. Employees etc. are also participating in the rally, it will be difficult to get confirmed tickets in the last minute. All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to finalise the delegates of each unit and first priority may be given for booking tickets. For any help at New Delhi, C-O-C, Delhi State Committee may be contacted.

1. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee 09868520926
General Secretary, C-O-C. 09013163804
2. Com. Giriraj Singh 09811213808
President, C-O-C.

Name of affiliated
organisation/C-O-C

No.of employees –
quota fixed for mobilising and
participating in the rally.

1. National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)  – 5,000
2. Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) – 1,000
3. All India Audit & Accounts Association – 500
4. All India Civil Accounts Employees Association – 500
5. National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE)  – 300
6. All India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association (AICGWBEA) – 300
7. Geological Survey of India Employees Association (GSIEA) – 200
8. All other affiliated organisations  – 100 each
9. C-O-C Delhi – 500
10. C-O-Cs UP  – 800
11. C-O-C West Bengal – 300
12. C-O-C Kerala – 150
13. C-O-C Tamilnadu – 200
14. C-O-C AP & Telangana – 300
15. C-O-C Karnataka – 200
16. C-O-Cs Maharashtra – 300
17. C-O-C Odisha – 150
18. C-O-C Assam & NE – 200
19. All other state C-O-Cs 100 – each

All affiliates are requested to allote quota to their lower units immediately. Please instruct all units to book tickets immediately.

Fraternally Yours,

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

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CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

CLASS ORIENTED MILITANT STRUGGLE OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

“CHANGE THE POLICY OR WE SHALL CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT”

M.Krishnan
Secretary General, Confederation
Ex-Secretary General, NFPE

The unprecedented strike of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal department will enter the 14th day on Monday. Functioning of  rural postal services has come to a grinding halt. Out of 1,55,000 Post offices, 1,29,500 rural Post offices are completely shut down. GDS are not demanding to give them the “Moon” from the sky. They are demanding their legitimate wage revision. If 32 lakhs departmental employees wage revision can be implemented within eight months after submission of Seventh CPC report, why the unjustified delay of eighteen months for implementation of wage revision of only three lakhs low-paid GDS employees? Why lamenting about the deficit of the department only when GDS wage revision comes? Are GDS responsible for the deficit? No, not at all.

Postal “Gods” and Central Government are in deep slumber for eighteen months, when poor GDs are waiting..waiting..and waiting. The strike is a natural outburst of pentup discontentment and anger of the marginalized section after desperately waiting for long. Then suddenly the sleeping “Gods” wokeup. Appeal after appeal started pouring in all languages just like distributing chocolates to lure children. But 96% of GDS stood united and continued their struggle. They declared they will not surrender their self-respect and prestige, even if they and their families are made to starve or die by prolonging the strike.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before our country got freedom. Mahatmaji had told the Britishers “you can kill me, but you can not make me surrender”.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the most dreaded “apartheid” system is legally banned and abolished in South Africa. Nelson Mandela has taught them “never to give up or surrender”.

They know, many had lost their lives and many sacrificed before the “slave system” is legally abolished in United States. Martin Luther King had told them “I have a dream” and his dream had come true later.

GDS system is a “beggar system”and nothing but slavery and bonded labour. This heroic struggle of GDS will definitely mark the beginning of the end of this slave system which is a “black mark in the face of Indian democracy”. Those GDS and departmental employees (though in some states only) who participated in this historic struggle for emancipation of the most down trodden section of the society will be remembered for ever in the history and their sacrifice will never go in vain.

Those Government’s supporters in the bureaucracy are propagating that GDS unions have committed a great mistake and unpardonable crime by going on an “untimely” indefinite strike, that too all the four Unions together. We have only to remind them the old saying “when a beggar come to your house, you need not give money to him if you don’t like, but please don’t unleash your dogs to bite him”.  Let the GDS fight for their own destiny. Government may allow their right or not. This struggle is not the end of history. As long as injustice and discrimination are there, strikes and protests will emerge again and again like phoenix bird from the ashes.

Now the ball is in the court of the Government and Postal Department. It is they to decide how to play. What is wrong in inviting the GDS unions for negotiation and in reaching an honourable settlement, instead of distributing pamphlet type appeals one after another? What is the mindset of the top bureaucracy of the Postal Board? Are they thinking like olden days feudal landlords and expecting the GDS Union leaders “to obey them and not to question them”. Sorry, they are thoroughly mistaken and they should understand the writings on the wall. Only mutual trust and goodwill can build confidence in the mind of striking GDS and that can only lead to an amicable settlement.

We hope that good sense will prevail upon the powers-that-be. We want to make it clear that any attempt to break or crush the strike by attempting to victimization or any other coercive methods will only complicate the situation and the entire Central Government Employees will be forced to come out to defend and protect the striking GDS at any cost.

Source: CONFEDERATION

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PASSPORT EMPLOYEES AGITATION WITHDRAWN ON ASSURANCE GIVEN BY MINISTER

PASSPORT EMPLOYEES AGITATION WITHDRAWN ON ASSURANCE GIVEN BY MINISTER.

FOLLOWING A DISCUSSION BETWEEN SMT. SUSHMA SWARAJ, MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND THE REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL INDIA PASSPORT EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION TODAY AND ON THE BASIS OF THE ASSURANCES FROM THE MINISTER, THE A.I.P.E.A. HAS WITHDRAWN THE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES FROM TODAY EVENING. FURTHER DETAILS SHALL FOLLOW.

WE CONGRATULATE THE MEMBERS OF ALL INDIA PASSPORT EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR SUCCESS AND OFFER OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THOSE PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO HAD RESPONDED TO THE REQUEST OF THE ASSOCIATION AND EXTENDED THEIR SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE STRUGGLING PASSPORT EMPLOYEES.

IT HAS ONCE AGAIN PROVED THAT TRADE UNION MOVEMENT IS STILL RELEVANT AND IT IS THE ONLY PATHS TO RESOLVE  THE GRIEVANCES OF THE WORKERS.

GIRI RAJ SINGH &
V. BHATTACHARJEE
PRESIDENT AND GENERAL SECRETARY,
COC OF CGE&WS, DELHI STATE

Source: Confederation

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Clarification on abolition of posts lying vacant for more than five years: Confederation

Clarification on abolition of posts lying vacant for more than five years: Confederation

No.772655/E.Coord.I/18
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block. New Delhi
Dated 23rd May, 2018

To
Shri M. Krishnan, General Secretary & Member
Standing Committee National Council, JCM
1st Floor, North Avenue,’Po’ Building, New Delhi-110001

Sub: Forwarding of Representation/Petition-regarding abolition of posts lying vacant for more than five years.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to your representation dated 26th March, 2018 addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister and a similar reference separately addressed to Hon’ble Finance Minister on the above mentioned subject.

2. The matter has been examined keeping in mind the submissions made by you in respect of this Department’s O.M. dated 16.01.2018. It appears that the above issue has been raised in view of this Department’s instructions dated 12.04.2017. This Department had issued compendium of instructions with the approval of Competent Authority in supersession of all previous instructions/orders regarding creation, continuation, transfer and revival of posts. In this regard, it is seen that while issuing the compendium of instructions, some changes in the timelines have been made to ease and speed up the procedure for revival of posts under “deemed-abolished category”. The changes made in the recent order is tabulated below:

Sl. No. Prior to 12.04.2017 Order After 12.04.2017 Order
1 The period of live post lying vacant had been one year since its creation. Now, the post would fall under deemed-abolished category after a period of two years. The newly created posts, which do not have RRs would fall under the category of ‘deemed-abolished’ after a period of 3 years.
2 Physical files were received for creation/ continuation/ revival/ transfer of posts. Now, the procedure for revival/continuation of posts under deemed-abolition has been made through e-office cutting down the processing time.
3 The guidelines/instructions for creation/ revival/ continuation/ transfer of posts were in a scattered manner. A compendium of instructions has been issued to deal with the creation/ revival/ continuation/ transfer of posts.
4 This Department had been receiving proposals for the posts which have been lying vacant even for more than 20-30 years. Due to this inordinate delay, this Department has issued order for revival of posts with stipulated conditions. The posts can be got revived from Department of Expenditure subject to fulfilling of stipulated conditions.

3. In view of the above, it is felt that this Department vide its consolidated instructions/guidelines dated 12.04.2017 had directed all the Ministries/Departments to abolish all the posts which are lying vacant for more than five years. Since most of the instructions were issued long time back and in a scattered manner, it became imperative for this Department to issue a compendium of instructions covering all the aspects relating to creation/revival/continuation/transfer of posts. It is seen that while issuing the instructions, this Department has also increased the period of live posts from one year to two/three years and, now, the post would fall under deemed-abolished category after a period of two years. The newly created posts, which do not have RRs would fall under the category of ‘deemed-abolished’ after a period of 3 years. These posts can be got revived subject to fulfilment of stipulated conditions. This Department has also cutting down the processing time by directing all the Ministries/Departments to submit their proposal in e-office mode. In addition, if a post, which had been lying vacant for more than five years and could not be agreed for revival by this Department, but is considered to be essential for smooth functioning by AM for which sincere efforts were made to fill it up by AM, a fresh proposal for creation of post containing full functional justification with the concurrence of the competent authority may be referred to this  Department.

5. I hope the above clarifies the position in the matter.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Sobeer Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: Confederation

 

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STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

NFPE

19-05-2018

STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

2018 JUNE 10th SUNDAY – 10 AM TO 5 PM

AT HYDERABAD

VENUE : SUNDARAYYA VIGNANA KENDRA, BAGHALINGAMPALLY.

* SCRAP NPS. RESTORE DEFINED PENSION SYSTEM TO ALL

* HONOUR ASSURANCE GIVEN BY GROUP OF MINISTERS. INCREASE MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA.

* SETTLE 10 (TEN) POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS.

“DEFEAT THE DISASTROUS NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES.

DEFEAT THE ANTI-LABOUR RULING CLASS POLITICS BEHIND IT.”

Programme

10-06-2018, Sunday

08.30 AM : Registration

09.30 AM : Flag Hoisting and Homage to Martyrs.

10.00 AM : Inaugural Session

Preisded by : COM. K.K.N.KUTTY National President, Confederation.

Welcome Speech : COM. A. AZEEZ General Secretary,C.O.C, AP & Telangana States.

Inauguration by : SHRI. G. SAJJEEVA REDDY National President, INTUC.

Guests of honour : COM. AMARJEET KAUR National General Secretary, AITUC.

: COM. RAMULU State President, CITU.
: COM. A. SREEKUMAR General Secretary, All India State Govt. Employees – Federation.

01.00 PM : Presentation of Draft Strike Declaration Resolution.

Presentation by : COM. M. KRISHNAN Secretary General, Confederation.

01.15 to 02.00 PM : LUNCH BREAK

02.00 PM : Discussion on Draft Resoluion & Address by Chief Executives of Affiliates.

04.30 PM : Summing up of Discussion and adoption of Strike Declaration Resolution.

05.00 PM : Vote of thanks

by : COM. V.NAGESHWARA RAO President, C.O.C, AP & Telengana States.

- E n d -

LEADERS & DELEGATES – PLEASE NOTE

Convention will commence at 09.30 AM itself. Time schedule will be strictly followed. All leaders and delegates of affiliated organisations are requested to reach the venue before 09.30 AM.

TO ALL AFFILIATES/NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEMBERS:

Please ensure participation of delegates as per quota fixed to each affiliates/C.O.Cs. Please issue seperate circulars and also give wide publicity.

Source : NFPE

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GDS Committee Report Implementation Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees From 22-05-2018

GDS Committee Report Implementation Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees From 22-05-22018

GDS Committee Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees

EXTEND FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) has given notice for nationwide indefinite strike from 22nd May 2018 demanding immediate implementation of all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks.

All NFPE affiliated unions have also given call extending full support and solidarity to make the strike a grand success.

Nationwide protest demonstrations will be held on 10th May 2018 in front of all offices of Department of Posts.

Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers, National Secretariat calls upon all its affiliates and State / District C-o-Cs to extend full support and solidarity to the indefinite strike from 22-05-2018 and also to join the protest demonstration on 10th May 2018.

Yours fraternally

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
(M)&whatsapp: 09447068125
e-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Medical Treatment facilities to Central Government Employees and Pensioners

Reimbursement of Medical Treatment in non-empanelled hospitals to CG Employees and Pensioners – Supreme Court Judgment [WP (Civil) No. 694 of 2015]

In view of the verdict of Hon’ble Supreme Court with regard to the medical treatment of Central Government Employees and Pensioners in non-empanelled hospitals, the Secretary, National Council (Staff Side), JCM has requested the Central Government to kindly take appropriate steps to implement the above judgment in its true perspective so as to ensure better health care to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinary
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No. NC-JCM-2018/Health

April 23, 2018

The Secretary
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 001.

Subject : Medical Treatment facilities to Central Government Employees and Pensioners

Reference : Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in WP (Civil) No. 694 of 2015 delivered on 13th April, 2018

Sir,

The Staff Side of the National Council (JCM) is repeatedly representing to the Government about the difficulties being faced by the Central Government Employees and Pensioners in availilng Medical Treatment from CGHS Hospitals and also from un-empanelled hospitals during emergency. In many cases the CGHS empanelled hospitals charges over and above the charges fixed for different treatment and procedure and the same is denied and disallowed from the Medical Claims of the Employees and Pensioners thereby subjecting the CGHS beneficiaries are forced to take treatment to save their life from various un-empanelled hospitals. The claims from these hospitals are also rejected and the CGHS beneficiary has to bear the entire cost of the treatment. Against these the affected employees and Pensioners have approached different Courts in different parts of the Country and in all those cases the judgments are given in favour of the Employees.

At present the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its above referred Order has given an historical judgment with regard to the medical treatment of Central Government Employees and Pensioners and the Hon’ble Supreme Court has also given various directions to your Ministry for implementation in a time bound manner. The relevant portion of the judgment is given below for your kind ready reference.

“13) It is a settled legal position that the Government employee during his life time or after his retirement is entitled to get the benefit of the medical facilities and no fetters can be placed on his rights. It is acceptable to common sense, that ultimate decision as to how a patient should be treated vests only with the Doctor, who is well versed and expert both an academic qualification and experience gained. Very little scope is left to the patient or his relative to decide as to the manner in which the ailment should be treated. Specialty Hospitals are established for treatment of specified ailments and services of Doctors specialized in a discipline are availed by patients only to ensure proper, required and safe treatment. Can it be said that taking treatment in Specialty Hospitals by itself would deprive a person’ to claim reimbursement solely on the ground that the said Hospital is not included in the Government Order. The right to medical claim cannot be denied merely because the name of the hospitals is not included in the Government Order. The real test must be the factum of treatment. Before any medical claim is honoured, the authorities are bound to ensure as to whether the claimant had actually taken treatment and the factum of treatment is supported by records duly certified by Doctors/Hospitals concerned. Once, it is established, the claim cannot be denied on technical grounds. Clearly, in the present case, by taking a very inhuman approach, the officials of the CGHS have denied the grant of medical reimbursement in full to petitioner forcing him to approach this Court.

16) Further, with regards to the slow and tardy pace of disposal of MRC by the CGHS in case of pensioner beneficiaries and the unnecessary harassment meted out to pensioners who are senior citizens, affecting them mentally, physically and financially, we are of the opinion that all such claims shall be attended by a Secretary level High Powered Committee in the concerned Ministry which shall meet every month for quick disposal of such cases. We, hereby, direct the concerned Ministry to device a Committee for grievance redressal of the retired pensioners consisting of Special Directorate General, Directorate General, 2 (two) Additional Directors and 1 (one) Specialist in the field which ‘shall ensure timely and hassle free disposal of the claims within a period of 7 (seven) days. We further direct the concerned Ministry to take steps to form the Committee as expeditiously as possible. Further, the above exercise would be futile if the delay occasioned at the very initial stage, i.e., after submitting the relevant claim papers to the CMO-I/C, therefore, we are of the opinion that there shall be a time frame for finalization and disbursement of the claim amounts of pensioners. In this view, we are of the opinion that after submitting the relevant papers for claim by a pensioner, the same shall be reimbursed within a period of 1 (one) months.”

In view of the above observations and directions by the Hon’ble Supreme Court we request you to kindly take appropriate steps to implement the above judgment in its true perspective so as to ensure better health care to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners. We have already forwarded many Agenda Points for discussion with the Ministry of Health vide our Letter No. NC-JCM-2017/Health dated 26/04/2017 and 01/09/2017. We regret to inform you that till date Ministry of Health has not convened the meeting with the Staff Side of National Council (JCM). You are therefore requested to convene a meeting with the Staff Side of National Council (JCM) in which the above issue can also be discussed.

Awaiting for your favourable response please.

Thanking you,

Yours Faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: Confederation

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Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant

Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant – Equal to Direct Entry Pay on Promotion – CAT Judgement

Ministry of Communication, Department of Posts has issued letter dated 13 th April 2018 regarding fixation of pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistants

Court case / Priority
F. No. 2-15/2016.PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division/P.A.P Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 13 Apr, 2018

To
All Heads of Circles,

Sub: Fixation of Pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant – reg.

This is regarding fixation of pay of Group D officials promoted to Postal Assistant at per with the directly recruited Postal Assistants who were appointed on or after 01.01.2006. In the subject case the applicant was promoted as Postal Assistant on 27.07.2015 and his pay was fixed as Rs.9770/- with DNI as on 01.07.2016. Whereas the pay of the directly recruited Postal Assistants have been fixed as Rs.9910/- in the scale of Rs.5200-20200 + Rs2400/- as grade pay. Aggrieved of this, the applicant filed an OA No. 170/00801/2016 in the Hon’ble CAT Bengaluru Bench. The Hon’ble CAT in its order dated 12.06.2017 ordered that “when a person gets promotion to a higher post, he should be entitled to the same minimum pay for the post which is allowed to person who joined the posts afresh as enunciated by the Hon’ble Apex Court in several cases.”

It is requested to inform the details of similar cases at your circle and financial implication involved upon implementation of this order in such cases may be furnished to this Directorate at the earliest for taking further decision in this case.

(K. V. Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Source: Confederation

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STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated – 14.03.2018

“DEFEAT THE DISASTROUS NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES
DEFEAT THE ANTI-LABOUR RULING CLASS POLITICS BEHIND IT”

10th JUNE 2018-HYDERABAD

STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Venue: SUNDARAIYYA VIGNANA KENDRAM, BAGALINGAMPALLY, HYDERABAD

Time   : 10 AM to 5 PM

Dear Comrades,

Attack on the working class and peasants as a whole and Central Government Employees in particular are mounting day by day. The entire working class and peasantry are on struggle path. The farmers long march in Maharashtra is the latest mass struggle. None of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled. The assurance given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA leaders regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is in paper even after a lapse of 20 months. Now the Finance Minister has replied in Parliament that “no change in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is at present under consideration“. Employees who joined service after 01.01.2004 are retiring with a megre pension of 1000 to 2000 rupees only under the NPS Scheme. In effect, New Pension System has become No Pension System. Six lakhs posts are lying vacant for the last many years and now Govt. has issued orders to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years. HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, Option-I for pensioners – Govt. is not ready to reconsider their stand. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are waiting for two years for their legitimate wage revision. Exploitation of Casual and contract workers continue and equal pay for equal work is denied to them. Large scale outsourcing and privatization has become the order of the day. Privatisation of Railways and outsourcing of the work done by Defence employees are in full swing. 12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses are ordered to be closed. Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway printing presses. Autonomous body employees and pensioners are denied their rightful wage revision and pension revision due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. Compassionate appointments have become a mirage.

Trade Union rights are denied. Orders banning dharna and demonstrations are issued. The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension Rules 48 are misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees. JCM forums have become mere talking shops without any positive results. Recognition under CCS (RSA) Rules are delayed and Departmental Councils have become dead in many departments. Govt. sponsored unions are given undue patronage. Recognition of fighting organisations are withdrawn on flimsy grounds and trade union facilities are denied to the Chief Executives of recognised Associations.

It is in this background the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has decided to fight back these retrograde policies by mobilizing the entire Central Government employees by unleashing intensive campaign throughout the country culminating in strike. To declare the compaign programme and the strike, a “National Convention of Central Government Employees” will be held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Eminent trade Union leaders will attend the Convention. Venue of the National Convention is Sundaraiyya Vigmana Kendra, Bagalingampally, Hyderabad. About 1000 delegates from all states will attend the Convention.

The following quota is fixed for affiliates and COCs outside Andhra and Telangana. C-O-C Andhra & Telangana shall mobilise 500 delegate.

Sl. Name of affiliate/COC No. of delegates – quota fixed
1. National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)

150

2. Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)

50

3. All India Audit & Accounts Association

20

4. All India Civil Accounts Employees Association

30

5. National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees

10

6. All India Ground Water Board Employees Association

10

7. Geological Survey of India Employees Association

10

8. All other affiliated organisations

5  each

9. C-O-C Delhi

5

10. C-O-C Utter Pradesh

5

11. C-O-C West Bengal

10

12. C-O-C Kerala

10

13. C-O-C Tamilnadu

10

14. All other C-O-Cs

    5 each

15. Andhra & Telangana C-O-C

500

All affiliates and COCs are requested to issue separate circulars fixing quota to each organisation/units.

All delegates may be instructed to book their up and down travel tickets immediately as train tickets reservation commences four months before. Food and Accommodation to delegates will be arranged by the C-O-C Andhra & Telangana, Hyderabad. Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) per head. For other details C-O-Cs and affiliates are requested to contact the following.

1. Com. Azeez, GS, C-O-C  – 09848082697
2. Com. V. Nageswara Rao, Presidnet, COC – 09912348233
3. Com. Usha Boneppalli, ITEF   – 08985971009
4. Com. Balakrishna, ITEF  – 08985970999

As Hyderabad is a Famous tourist centre, those delegates who want to go for sightseeing should arrange it on 9th or 11th June. Everybody should attend the convention on 10.06.2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM without fail.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula, HRA arrears, MACP Bench Mark, Option-I for pensioners etc.

2. Withdraw contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Ensure defined pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004.

3. Fill up all vacant posts. Withdraw the orders to abolish all vacant posts lying vacant for five eyars. Create justified posts for excess work. Evolve proper mechanism for Regional recruitment. Stop engagement of retired persons.

4.

(a) Regularise Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant Civil Servant status. Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.

(b) Regularise all casual and contract workers. Evolve a new scheme for regularization of Casual and Contract Workers.

5.   Ensure equal pay for equal work as per Supreme Court judgment and grant parity in wages and pay scales.

6.   Stop closure of Govt. establishments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop outsourcing and privatization of Government functions.

7.   Avoid abnormal delay in extending benefits of 7th CPC to Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

8.   Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all deserving cases.

9.   Grant five time-bound promotions to all employees on completion of 8, 7, 6, 5 & 4 years of service.

10.

(a) stop attack on Trade Union rights. Avoid delay in conducting verification of Membership under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. Declare results and grant recognition in a time-bound manner. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.

(b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees.

NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING ON 9TH JUNE 2018-3 PM

National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation will be held on 09.06.2018 at Hyderabad at 3 PM to finalise the campaign programme and strike. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting WITHOUT FAIL. Please book your travel tickets accordingly.

STOP CLOSURE OF GOVT. OF INDIA PRINTING PRESSES

MASS PROTEST DHARNA

NEW DELHI – 27.04.2018 – 10 AM

National Federation of Printing, Stationery & Publications Employees (NFPSPE) and Confederation Delhi State Committee will jointly organize a mass protest Dharna at New Delhi (Venue will be decided later) on 27th April 2018 at 10 AM. Available National Secretariat Members at New Delhi shall also attend the Dharna programme. It is also decided to have another round of discussion with authorities through JCM (NC) staff side at the earliest.

ALL INDIA WOMEN’S TRADE UNION WORKSHOP

C-O-C Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) will decide the Venue and dates of the workshop in consultation with CHQ. Details will be informed later.

Fraternally your’s
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Application of Very Good bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS

Application of “Very Good” bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated – 14.03.2018

To

The Secretary
Department of Personnel & Training
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub:-  Application of “Very Good” bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS.

DOP&T vide OM No. 35034/3/2015-Estt (D) dated 28.09.2016 had clarified that with effect from 25.07.2016, for grant of financial upgradation under MACPS, the prescribed bench mark would be “Very Good” for all posts. It is also clarified that there is no question of allowing second opportunity of representation against APAR as these are already disclosed to the employees in APAR process.

Notwithstanding our demand for withdrawal of “Very Good” bench marking condition for MACPS, it is submitted as follows:

Since the earlier “Good” bench mark for MACPS was applicable upto 25.07.2016, the employee having “Good” grading in their APARs for the previous years before 25.07.2016 may not have had a reason to represent gradings given, as they met the then prescribed criteria of bench marking for MACPS. Now since the benchmark for MACPS has been raised to “Very Good”, there is justification to allow the employees having “Good” or below grading for a period of five years APAR grading immediately preceding the cut-off date ibid an opportunity to represent against the same.

Considering the above aspect, it is requested that employees who had been awarded “Good” or below grading in their previous five years APARs may be given an opportunity, as one time measure, to represent against the same.

In fact, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways had already granted such an opportunity to its employees as a one-time measure vide Railway Board letter No. E(NG)/1-2018/CR/2 dated 27.02.2018.

Awaiting favourable response.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
& Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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Joint Campaign of Confederation and AISGEF Against NPS and Outsourcing

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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