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2 days nation-wide strike on 8th & 9th January 2019 – Confederation

 CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES

CIRCULAR Dated 28-11-2018

DECISIONS OF THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION HELD AT NEW DELHI ON 20-11-2018

NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF THE CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS WAS HELD AT NEW DELHI ON 20-11-2018 UNDER THE PRESIDENTSHIP OF COM: K.K.N.KUTTY. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE IMPORTANT DECISIONS TAKEN IN THE MEETING.

  •     SCRAP NPS & RESTORE OPS
  •     HONOUR ASSURANCES GIVEN BY GROUP OF MINISTERS.
  •     INCREASE MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA.
  •     IMPLEMENT OPTION-1 FOR PENSIONERS.
  •     REGULARISE GDS & CONTRACT, CASUAL LABOURERS.

SETTLE 10 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION.

NATION WIDE TWO DAYS STRIKE ON

8th & 9th JANUARY 2019

STOP THE DISASTROUS NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES.

DEFEAT THE RULING CLASS POLITICS BEHIND IT.

National Secretariat of Confederation unanimously decided to make the two days nation-wide strike on 2019 January 8th & 9th a grand success in the Central Govt. Employees Sector. The decision of the Central Headquarters to postpone the one day strike on 15-11-2018 and to organise two days nationwide strike on 2019 January 8th & 9th is ratified by the National Secretariat. Srike will be organised on 10 points charter of demands of Confederation (reproduced below). First and most important demand of the strike will be “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS”. In connection with the strike, following decisions are taken.

1. Strike campaign is most important. The message of the strike and the demands raised should reach each and every Central Govt. employee and pensioner. Notices, pamphlets, posters etc. should be printed and circulated among all employees. Maximum campaign through websites, journals of affiliates, print and electronic media and social media should be made by each affiliated Unions/Associations/Federations and C-O-Cs. The campaign should be intensified in the coming days.

2. Each affiliated organization of Confederation should issue separate circulars to their lower units instructing them to participate in the two days strike and also to organise intensive campaign programmes for ensuring 100% participation of employees of each affiliate in the strike. It is noticed that, during previous strikes, some of the affiliates had not issued any separate circulars and no specific instructions to participate in the strike was given to their lower units. This has created problem for other organisations also at the lower level. This time every affiliate should issue their own circulars to lower units.

3. All State/District level C-O-Cs should convene their managing body meetings immediately and work out detailed plan for intensive campaign among the employees under their jurisdiction. C-O-Cs should play an effective and leading role in making the strike a grand success.

4. All affiliated organisations should plan and announce their own separate campaign tour programme of their leaders for organising strike at all centres and all offices. This is most important. Unless the leaders of affiliates make their own campaign tour programmes, the strike cannot be organised in an effective manner in all units.

5. Confederation National Secretariat Members will be visiting only selected important centres in each state for campaign meetings. The tour programme of National Secretariat members will be published shortly. Programme may be finalised by mutual consultation of C-O-C leaders and National Secretariat members concerned. (Campaign by each affiliate and C-O-C is given top most priority as the National Secretariat members are attending limited meetings only.)

6. Strike notice should be served by each affiliate separately to their departmental head on 12-12-2018 (6th anniversary day of 12-12-2012 one day strike). Confederation Central headquarters will serve strike notice to Cabinet Secretary on 12-12-2018. Copy of the strike notice should be served to all lower authorities also organising mass demonstrations of maximum employees. Complaints are received that some of the affiliates never serve separate strike notice to their Departmental head and also never circulate the copy of the strike notice served to lower units. As a result, when C-O-C leaders approach, their lower unit leaders say that they have not received any instructions from their Central headquarters to participate in the strike. This time Central Headquarters of all affiliated organisations should serve strike notice to their departmental heads and should also issue instructions to their lower units to participate in the strike. Affiliation of those organisations which are not serving strike notice or issuing instruction to their lower units to participate in the two days strike will be withdrawn, as their is no meaning in continuing the affiliation of those organisations which do not implement the decision of the National Secretariat of Confederation.

7. If due to unavoidable circumstances, any organistion cannot serve the strike notice on 12-12-2018, they may serve the strike notice on any other day before 23-12-2018.

8. Even though all the leaders of Confederation and its affiliates are well aware of the full details of each demand raised in the 10 point charter of demands including NPS, it is decided to publish detailed note on each demands in the Confederation website in coming days as campaign material and talking points.

9. As almost all Central Govt. employees and pensioners are agitated over the unhelpful and negative attitude of the NDA Government, there is every possibility of making the two days strike a thundering success, provided the leadership of each affiliates and C-O-Cs rise upto the occasion and start mobilisation now onwards with all seriousness.

Our wages and other benefits are under attack.

Our job security is under attack.

Our social security is under attack.

Our trade union rights are under attack.

Let us intensify our struggles from defensive to offensive and defeat the anti-worker policies of the Government. Central Govt. employees can do it under the banner of Confederation. Make the two days strike historic success. Remember, we are not alone, the entire working class of India belonging to Banks, Insurance, BSNL and other public sectors, State Govt. employees and Teachers etc. etc. are all on strike on 2019 January 8th & 9th. Don’t be a spectator, join the strike proudly and be a part of the fighting working class of India. Our slogan is “change the disastrous neo-liberal policies, or else we shall change the Government”.

OBSERVE 2018 DECEMBER 12

as “SCRAP NPS & RESTORE OPS” DEMANDS DAY

 National Secretariat of Confederation has decided to observe 12th December 2018 (strike notice serving day) as Demands Day raising the demand – “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS” throughout the country. All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to observe the day in a befitting manner by conducting demonstrations in front of all offices, organising gate meetings/general bodies and also wearing badges with the slogan – “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS”. The struggle against NPS is getting intensified day by day. Delhi State Govt. has passed a resolution in the State Assembly demanding the Central Govt. to scrap NPS imposed on Delhi State Govt. employees. State Govts. of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu has already appointed Expert Review Committees to submit recommendations regarding modalities for scrapping of NPS and restoring OPS. Tamilnadu State Government employees and Teachers (all organisations) have decided to organise indefinite strike demanding scraping of NPS and restoration of OPS. Confederation is in touch with other organisations in Central Sector and is exploring the possibility of organising higher form of trade union action including indefinite strike. After the two days strike on January 8th & 9th, an All India Convention of NPS employees along with other like-minded organisations will be organised. Our ultimate aim is to organise an indefinite strike, no sooner than later, exclusively on one demand ie; “scrap NPS & Restore OPS”.

3. All India Trade Union Education Camp of Confederation:
National Secretariat meeting decided to organise an All India Trade Union Camp of Confederation. Venue, date etc. will be finalised in consultation with C-O-Cs shortly and detailed circular will be issued thereafter.

4. All India Women’s Trade Union Education Camp – Haridwar – A grand success:
All India Women’s Trade Union Camp of Confederation was held at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on 29th & 30th October, 2018. Com.Subhashini Ali, Ex-MP, inaugurated the camp by taking a class on the subject – “Indian Working Class – Challenges and opportunities”. Second class was by Com.Keerthi Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court on the subject – “Women’s social status and rights in the Indian Society”. Third class was by Com.T.K.Rajalakshmi, Editor, Frontline on the subject – “Media and Politics”. Concluding session was on the subject – “Scrap NPS & settle Confederation’s 10 points charter of demands – significance of 2019 January 8th & 9th two day’s strike”. Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, Com. Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE, Com.Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, National Federation of Civil Accounts Employees Associations, Com.S.B.Yadav, General Secretary, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association, Com.Worlikar, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees, Com.D.B.Mohanthy, General Secretary, P4 Union (NFPE), Com. Virendra Tiwari, General Secretary, All Idnia Potal SBCO Employees Association addressed the concluding session.

The Camp was presided by Com: Usha Boneppalli, Chairperson, Women’s Sub Committee who delivered a thought provoking presidential address. Com.R.Seethalakshmi, Convenor, Women’s Sub Committee made introductory speech. Com.Geetha Bhattacharjee and Com.Manisha Majumdar offered welcome address and vote of thanks on the second day.

Com.Virendra Tiwari, Working Chairman of the C-O-C, UP State Committee and Chief Organiser of the camp welcomed the distinguished guests, leaders and delegates during the inaugural session. Com: Anilkumar Chowdhary, Circle President, P4, UP Circle (Shaharanpur Division) presented special shawls to all guests and leaders. The camp concluded at 02.30 PM on 30-10-2018.

The Reception Committee made excellent arrangements for the camp. Confederation National Secretariat congratulates the entire UP C-O-C comrades and convey our thanks to them for successfully organising the two day’s camp.

Fraternally Yours,

M. Krishnan,
Secretary General,
Confedertion.
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2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th TWO DAYS ALL INDIA STRIKE

CONFEDERATION’S COMMON CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF ENTIRE CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES, AUTONOMOUS BODY EMPLOYEES, GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS, CASUAL/CONTRACT WORKERS AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS.

(adopted by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10th June, 2018)

1. Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Restore old defined benefit pension scheme (OPS) to all employees.

2. Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, MACP Bench Mark, promotional heirarchy and date of effect of MACP from 01-01-2006. Implement Option-1 for pensioners and settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

3. Fill up all vacant posts. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts. Withdraw orders for abolishing posts lying vacant for more than five years. Revive all posts abolished during 2001 to 2008 under Annual Direct Recruitment Plan (ADR) as per May 2001 orders of the former NDA Government.

4. (a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servant Status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.

(b) Regularise all casual and contract workers including those appointed on or after 01-09-1993.

5. Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat staff and similary placed staff working in field units of various departments.

6. Stop closure of Government establishments and outsourcing of Government functions. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Printing Presses. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Railways and Defence departments.

7. Implement 7th CPC Wage revision and pension revision of Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.

8. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases. Rejected cases for want of 5% quota vacancies may be reviewed and appointment to dependents may be granted.

9. Grant five time bound promotions to all Group C & B employees on completion of 8,7,6,5 and 4 years of service respectively. Complete Cadre Reviews in all departments within a time frame.

10. (a) Stop attack on trade union rights. 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,

(If necessary, affiliates can add their own department – speific demands as PART-II of the Charter of demands).

Source : Confederation

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NPS To OPS: Government of Andhra Pradesh Issued Orders based on Expert Committee

NPS To OPS: Government of Andhra Pradesh Issued Orders based on Expert Committee

National Pension System To Old Pension Scheme

Govt of AP Issued Orders based on Expert Committee

“In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, what will be the legality of such a decision with respect to those who have already retired from service after serving under the Contributory Pension Scheme? or expired while in service?”

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS/NPS)- An Expert Committee for review of the Contributory Pension Scheme and examining demand for continuing Old Pension Scheme – Constituted – Orders – Issued.

FINANCE (HR.3-PENSION-I) DEPARTMENT

G.O.R .RT.No. 2052

Dated: 28-11-2018

Read the following : –

1. G.O.Ms.No.653 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
2. G.O.Ms.No.654 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
3. G.O.Ms.No.655 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
4. Representations from various Service Associations, public representatives for restoration of Old Pension Scheme.

ORDER :

In G.O. 1st to 3rd read above, Government of Andhra Pradesh adopted the Government of India’s New Pension Scheme based on Defined Contributions for the employees of the State, who are newly recruited on or after 01.09.2004.

2. Several representations and requests have been received from various service associations and people representatives for de-adoption of Contributory Pension Scheme and restoration of Old Pension Scheme for the State Government employees.

3. Keeping in view of the representations from the service associations and people representatives, the Government hereby constitute an Expert committee with the following composition.

1 Sri. S.P.Tucker, IAS (Retd),

Former Chief Secretary to Government

: Chairperson
2 Sri. Peeyush Kumar, IAS ,

Secretary to Govt (FP), Finance Department

: Member Secretary
3 Sri. D.Venkata Ramana,

Secretary to Government, Law Department

: Member
4 Prof. K. Muniratnam Naidu

(Retd),

Professor in Economics, S.P.Mahila University, Tirupathi

: Member
5 Prof Galab

Professor in Economics,

Director, CESS, Hyderabad

: Member

4. Terms of reference for the committee:

i. To submit a detailed report analysing the repercussions, both legal and financial of reviewing the Contributory Pension Scheme now in force.

ii. To submit a detailed report analysing the impact of Contributory Pension Scheme on the State Finances.

iii. To suggest propositions regarding the liabilities and risks that may arise out of the agreements entered into with NPS trust and NSDL.

iv. In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, suggest propositions for refund of the contributions made by the employees & employer so far?

v. In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, what will be the legality of such a decision with respect to those who have already retired from service after serving under the Contributory Pension Scheme? or expired while in service?.

vi. To analyse the status of the scheme in detail and the experiences and current scenarios of other states that have implemented the Contributory Pension Scheme.

vii. In case if the scheme is continued, what are the various steps that can be taken to make it more attractive/beneficial?

viii. To make suggestions in other matters that the committee finds relevant with regard to the review of the Contributory Pension Scheme.

5. The term of the committee shall be 3 months from the date of issue of orders.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

ANIL CHANDRA PUNETHA

CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

Source: Confederation

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NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION

NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION

No. Confdn/NS/2018

Dated – 01.11.2018

NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION

As already informed earlier , National Secretariat meeting of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held on 20th November 2018 at 5 PM at NFPE office , 1st Floor , North Avenue Post office building , New Delhi – 110001.All National Secretariat Members are requested to attend the meeting in time. The following shall be the agenda of the meeting.

Agenda:

(1) 2019 January 8th & 9th two days All India Strike – Action programme for making the strike a complete success.

(2) Other items with permission of the chair.

Yours fraternally,

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
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Source: Confederation

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ALL INDIA WOMEN’S TRADE UNION CAMP – HARIDWAR

ALL INDIA WOMEN’S TRADE UNION CAMP – HARIDWAR

All India Women’s Trade Union Camp of Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers was held at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on 29th & 30th October 2018.

U.P State Committee of Confederation with Com.R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, Com.Virendra Tiwari, General Secretary, AIPSBCOEA , Com.J.P.Singh, ITEF, Com.S.B.Yadav, General Secretary, AIPAEA as Chairman, Working Chairman, General Secretary and Treasurer respectively took the responsibility of organizing the camp. Earlier, four years back, COC, Uttarakhand has organized an All India Trade Union Camp of Confederation at Dehradun.

The camp commenced at 11.00 AM on 29th October with flag hoisting and homage to martyrs. Com.Subhashini Ali, Ex-MP & daughter of great freedom fighter and legendary leader Captain Lakshmi Saigal hoisted the National falg. Com.Giriraj Singh, Vice Chairman, Confederation (CHQ) hoisted the Confederation flag. Com.K.K.N.Kutty, President could not attend the camp as he is unwell and undergoing treatment.

The inaugural session was presided over by Com.Usha Bonepally, Chairperson and she delivered the presidential address. Com.R.Seethalakshmi, Convener, Women’s Sub Committee made an introductory speech. Com.Virendra Tiwari, Working Chairman, COC, UP State, and Chief organizer of the camp welcomed the distinguished guests, leaders and delegates.

Com.Subhashini Ali inaugurated the two days camp by taking a class on the subject ” Indian Working Class – Challenges and opportunities”. In the evening, she again participated in an interaction session for about two hours and answered all the questions, doubts and queries of the women delegates. Presence and participation of Com.Subhashini Ali in the camp, for about 5 hours really inspired the delegates.

Second class was by Com.Keerthi Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court & Adviser, Legal Cell of All India Democratic Women’s Association on the subject – “Women’s social status and rights in the Indian society”.

On 30th morning, Com.T.K.Rajalakshmi, Editor, Front Line took class on the subject – “Media and Politics”. Com.Geetha Bhattacharjee and Com.Manisha Mazumdar, Joint Conveners of Women’s Sub Committee offered welcome address and vote of thanks respectively.

Final session was on the subject – “Scrap NPS & Confederation’s 10 point Charter of Demands – significance of 2019 January 8th & 9th two days All India Strike” Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, Com.Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE, Com.Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, National Federation of Civil Accounts Employees’ Associations, Com.S.B.Yadav, General Secretary, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association, Com.Worlikar, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees, Com.D.B.Mohanty, General Secretary, P4 Union (NFPE) addressed the delegates. Com.Virendra Tiwari made the concluding address and also vote of thanks.

Com.Anilkumar Chaudhary, Circle President, P4, UP Circle (Shaharanpur Division) presented special shawls to all guests and leaders. The camp concluded at 02.30 PM on 30th.

About 100 delegates participated in the camp from different States. The Reception Committee made excellent arrangements for best accommodation, attractive dias, and meeting hall, delicious food, colourful decorations etc., without giving room for any complaints. Confederation National Secretariat conveys its sincere thanks and gratitude to all the leaders and members of Reception Committee for their sincerity, commitment, collective work and dedication which made the camp a grand success.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
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Source: Confederation

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Citizen Forum in Defense of Indian Financial Sector

National Convention – Citizens Forum in Defence of Indian Financial Sector

Citizens Forum in Defence of Indian Financial Sector

NATIONAL CONVENTION
27th October 2018, Constitutional Club, Speaker Hall Annexe, New Delhi

PRESS STATEMENT

Citizen Forum in Defense of Indian Financial Sector is organising a National Convention at Speaker Hall Annexe, Constitutional Club, V.P. House, Rail Marg, New Delhi – 110 001. Prominent speakers in this convention are – Economists – Prof. Prabhat Patnaik & Prof. Jayati Ghosh; prominent political leaders – Prof. Manoj Jha (RID) & Sh. Harish Rawat (Congress) and other prominent trade union leaders from financial sector -Insurance, Banking and representatives from Central Govt. Employees.

The network of Public Sector Financial Institutions which have played a highly laudable role in financial and economic development of modern India is an uncontested fact It is also a fact that Public Sector Financial Institutions in India provided shield to financial system in India during international financial crisis in 2008. Unfortunately, Moth Govt at Centre is hell-bent to destroy Public Sector Financial Institutions in the name of ‘ease of doing business’, also as a political class of a particular political leaning keeping in view the interest of Indian and foreign corporate houses and thus jeopardising the national interest.

This convention will discuss the whole gamut of neoliberal global agenda which Indian government is implementing with full zeal ignoring the ground realities in Indian context. The campaign in defence of Indian Financial sector will not be limited to this convention. Campaign will continue and will cover whole country in times to come in order to mobilise the people of this country to force the Indian Govt. to abandon neo-liberal agenda on financial sector in the best interest of this country.

We invite your representatives to cover this event which will start at 10.30 am on 27.10.2018 at Speakers Hall Annexe, Constitutional Club, V P Haase, New Delhi and will continue till 1 pm.

(Anil Kumar Bhatnakar)
Convenor

Source: Confederation

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

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
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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
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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.
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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

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National Council (Staff Side)
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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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