Sunday, September 6, 2015


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Dated: 2nd September, 2015.
The initial report received at the Confederation CHQ indicates the participation of about 8.5 lakh Central Government employees in today’s general Strike action of the Indian working Class. Earlier endorsing the call of the Central trade Unions, the Confederation of CGE and workers had called upon the Central Government employees to take part in the one day strike to compel the Govt. to withdraw the anti-people and anti-worker neo-liberal policies pursued since 1991. The report states that the offices of the Postal, Income Tax Ground Water Board, Survey of India Geological Survey of India, , Indian Bureau of Mines. Offices of the Census Departments, ISRO, Atomic Energy, Medical Store Depots, Film Institute of India, Offices of the AGMARK, various other autonomous scientific and research institutions, etc remained closed for the whole day and the work completely paralysed. The strike also paralysed the functioning of various offices of the Indian Audit and Account Department, Printing and Stationary, Census, CPWD, Civil Accounts, Indian Standards Institute etc. Total civilian employees of various Defence Organisations and Defence Accounts Departments participated in the strike.   The strike in which lakhs of workers participated has cautioned the Government of the consequences of scrapping the various labour welfare legislations intended to please the Corporate houses.

The Central Government employees were particularly unhappy over the denial of the wage revision for the past 5 years, non grant of interim relief and merger of DA, the continued outsourcing and contractorisation of Governmental functions, denial of the Statutory defined benefit pension to the fresh appointees and above all the closure of the negotiating forum- JCM- since 2010. The Finance Minister’s statement in the Parliament while laying the Medium term Expenditure Framework Statement pegging the additional revenue expenses on account of salary, pension etc for the year 2016-17 at just 5% more than 2015-16 was indicative of the nugatory attitude of the Government towards its own employees’ genuine demand for wage revision. It has no doubt acted as a catalyst to the enthusiastic participation of the employees in the Strike action.

The Strike was total in Kerala, Tamilnadu. Maharashtra, Punjab ,Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chattisgrah, MP, Orissa, West Bengal Assam, North Eastern States w and 80 to 90% in other States.

The Confederation secretariat congratulates the employees and their leaders, who undertook intensive Campaign to make the strike such a grand success. The Confederation Secretariat while thanking all its members for their whole hearted participation in the Strike and making it an unprecedented success, places on record the gratitude and appreciation for the yeomen efforts of the various Central Government Pensioners organizations in supporting the strike action.
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers

Monday, August 31, 2015


Make the 2nd September 2015 All India Strike a historic success.

Dear Comrades,
 We have placed on our website the synopsis of the discussion the leaders of the Central Trade Unions had with the Group of Ministers on the 12 point charter of demands. The Central Trade Unions evaluated the Government’s response to the strike call and have come to the conclusion that in the absence of any tangible result, the strike action must take place.  The only issue on which there had been a concrete proposal from the Government was on the question of raising the bonus ceiling.  In fact such an assurance has been given by the earlier Government also.  Due to the pressure exerted by the employing class, the said assurance could not be translated into reality.  To have the assurance to be put into practice, the Bonus Act has to be amended and that is possible only in the next session of the parliament.  In other words, if one is to believe the assurance held out by the Government on the question of raising the ceiling for bonus computation, it can only have prospective effect i.e. for the next year 2016.  We firmly believe that the corporate would not allow the present government to give effect to this assurance.  The acrimonious ceiling on bonus while allowing unlimited extraction of profit for the companies is to be fought out through bitter struggles.
There had been no word from the Government on the question of rolling back its proposals on the labour reforms. The proposed labour reforms will hurt the working class most.  The regularization of contract workers, payment of minimum wage, ensuring statutory Pension benefit, the registration or recognition of trade unions within a stipulated time limit to enable the workers to have the right to collective bargaining, the non implementation of the agreements reached at the various tripartite Labour conferences were some of the significant issues on which the working class sought settlement. Introduction of 100% FDI in Railways, 49% in Defencecorporatisation & privatisation of government entities, end for contract/casual temporary employment also met with stoic silence or rejection.  The Group of Ministers has successfully eluded the issues. The BMS unions have declared that they would withdraw from the strike action.  Their decision being political based is understandable, but is difficult to appreciate. We can only hope against hope that they would realize the reality of the situation in the days to come and become part of the joint struggles very soon.
 The 7th CPC has sought further time to submit its report.  They are now likely to submit their report by 31st December, 2015.  Given the way the commission had acted on this vital issue, we are not certain of it.  It is on the specious plea that they would be submitting their report within the stipulated time, they had rejected our demand for interim relief.  They ought to have submitted an interim report to the Government before seeking further time on the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side on merger of DA and Interim relief.  Even if the report is submitted say by 31stDecember, 2015,  which we feel is unlikely, the Government is bound to take another six months to take a view on the Commission’s recommendations.   It is incumbent upon the National JCA to meet immediately and take appropriate decision in the light of the unexpected step taken by the Commission in seeking further time to submit its report.  They must go ahead with the decision to go on strike from 23rd November, 2015 demanding the Commission to submit urgently an interim report on merger of DA and Interim relief. 
There had been no positive steps taken by the government to revive the functioning of the JCM at National or Departmental levels.  There appears to be no intention on their part to cause discussion on our charter of demands.   In this background we must revitalize and rejuvenate the functioning of our   Organizations at all levels.  We have received excellent reports of the strike preparation from all over the country.


With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


Secretary General

Tuesday, February 24, 2015



Com. S. K. Vyas Ji, the legendary leader of Central Government employees and Pensioners is no more. He passed away at about 08:20 PM on 13th February 2015 at a Jaipur (Rajasthan) hospital, where he was admitted a few days back after a massive heart attack. He was recovering, but all of a sudden, the situation worsened and he passed away. He was 85 years. His funeral took place at Jodhpur, his native place, on 14th February 2015.

Com. Vyasji was the Secretary General of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers for forty years from 1967 to 2006. He was the President and Secretary General of All India Audit & Accounts Association for a long time. He continued as an Advisor of the Confederation and also as the General Secretary of National Coordination Committee of Pensioners (NCCP) and Bharat Central Pensioners Confederation (BCPC) till death.

Com. Vyas Ji has lead various struggles and strike actions of the Central Government Employees and was in the forefront of the leadership which organised the first strike action of the Central Government Employees after Independence, in the year 1960. Com. Vyas was jailed and dismissed from service. He played an important role in rallying the Central Government employees alongwith the striking Railway employees in the year 1974. He was an able and uncompromising negotiator with the Government in the JCM National Council and standing committee. He was responsible for many of the benefits and allowances enjoyed by the Central Government employees. The cost indexation of wages was earned by the Government employees through the sustained struggles and efforts in 1960s under his leadership. The Confederation of Central Government Employees & workers representing 1.5 million civil servants was in the forefront of the incessant struggles and strike actions organised by the Indian working class against the neo-liberal economic policies of the Government. Com. Vyas Ji’s vision and ideological clarity has made the Confederation, part and parcel of the mainstream of the working class movement of India.

Com. Vyasji was the friend, Philosopher, guide and everything for the Central Government employees movement. In the more than six decades long trade union life, Com. Vyasji endeared himself to every section of the Central Government employees. His death is an irreparable and irreplaceable  loss to us. He was a great leader, symbol of simplicity, a gem of a person and a leader who is down to earth. Extremely polite, kind hearted and compassionate. One of the finest human being, tallest leader, a gentle mentor and a legend.

The National Secretariat of the Confederation bows its head down before the memory of the legendary leader and dips our flag paying tearful tribute to this valiat fighter of the Trade Union movement. While paying homage to this stalwart, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family members and also to the entire Central Government employees fraternity.

He is in our hearts! His memories will be forever with us! His long saga of struggle for the cause of the employees and workers will inspire the generations to come.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

National Convention of CG. Employees and Decisions

As per the decision of the JCM National Council Staff Side, a massive National convention of all Central Government Employees including Railways, Defence and Confederation was held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, New Delhi on 11.12.2014. About 800 delegates from various parts of the country participated. Convention was presided by Com. Rakhal Das Gupta (AIRF) Shri Guman Singh (NFIR) Com. S. N. Pathak (AIDEF) Shri Ashik Singh (INDWF) Com. K. K. N. Kutty (Confederation), Com. GiriraJ Singh (NFPE) and Shri Devendera Kumar (FNPO). Com. M. Raghavaiah, Leader, JCM NC Staff Side & General Secretary, NFIR delivered his opening address. Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, JCM NC Staff Side & General Secretary, AIRF presented the draft declaration and also addressed the delegates. In addition to the leaders mentioned above Com. S. K. Vyas (Advisor, Confederation) Com. C. Sree Kumar (Secretary General , AIDEF) Shri. R. Srinivasan (Secretary General, INDWF) Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation), Com. R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) also addressed the convention. Com. K. K. N. Kutty, president, Confederation summed up the deliberations. The declaration presented was adopted unanimously with certain modifications. The charter of demands and programme of action was also approved by the convention unanimously. The declaration and the press release are published separately –  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DPC for R.Y. 2014-15

Instruction for conducting DPC for R.Y. 2014-15 issued
After persistent efforts made by the ITEF the CBDT has at last issued instructions for conducting DPC for promotions to various cadres of Gr.C for the R.Y. 2014-15 on the basis of existing Rules as the notification of new recruitment Rules may be further delayed. The Board has further directed that the DPCs should be conducting before 21.12.2014. We will be pursuing the matter with the Admn. in Mumbai.

Dated: 3.12.2014                                                                                            General Secretary

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Meeting with Chairman by JCA Leaders.
               The JCA leaders today had a brief informal meeting with the Chairman, CBDT Shri K.V. Chowdary.   We have demanded a formal meeting with the Chairman on various pending demands. The Chairman agreed to convene the meeting at the earliest convenient date, but also informed us about the steps taken by the Chairman’s office in the following matters.
  1. DPC meeting for ITO to AC promotion: We were informed that the efforts taken by the Board and JCA have yielded result and the DPC meeting will be held very soon for the regular vacancies of RY 2013-14.
  2. Efforts are on to fast track the finalisation of the jurisdiction proposals.
  3. All efforts are being taken to get the approval of the DOPT for the Recruitment Rules of various cadres.
  4. On all other pending issues also, we were informed that necessary steps are being taken to resolve them at the earliest.
The following issues are also pending for resolution:
  • Immediate steps to finalise the All India seniority list of ITO by issuing guidelines and deadline to resolve inter-se seniority issue.                                                          
  • Speedy approval of Jurisdiction proposals pending with CBDT for immediate initiation of departmental functions for FY 2014-15.  
  • Immediate steps for approval of RRs of Group B & C and filling up of posts of RY 2014-15 and discussion on the ‘amendment of IRS Recruitment Rule’.
  • Steps to get the approval of the long pending following schemes from IFU/DoE.              (6 Air Conditioners per Ranges; Laptop to AO/PS and new ITOs; Laptop to Inspectors; Replacement of old laptops; Mobile handsets to all etc.)
  • Constitution of a committee to consider amendments to the Transfer & Posting Policy for Group “A” officers considering unique problems of promotee officers.                                                                                  
  • Discussion on the effective date of DCIT promotion for 2009/2010 Batch DcsIT and retrospective effect of promotion from 1st January for 2006/2007 Batch DCsIT. Also, discuss the issue of regularization of Ad-hoc JCsIT for 2001 Batch retrospectively.                                                                                          
  • Resolution of issue of Promotion orders in Directorates (Delhi charge) and Diversion of 1633 posts out of West Bengal Charge.                            
  • Proposal for increasing local travel reimbursement to Inspectors and Notice Servers pending with Directorate of Infrastructure for more than one year
  • Advance increments to Sr. Tax Assistant & Stgrs on passing Deptl. Examination.      
Confederation Programme

The National Sectt. of the Confederaton met at New Delhi on 11.08.2014 and noted that there has been only negative response from the Government on the issues of Interim Relief and merger of DA. The meeting considered the following issues as important, the pursuance of which must not brook any delay, especially in the background that the 7th CPC has formally written to the Government asking it to indicate the course of action required to be taken on the memorandum of the staff side on Interim Relief and marger of DA.

1. Merger of DA with pay for all employees with effect from 01.01.2014 including Gramin Dak sewaks and pensioners.
2. Grant of Interim Relief to all employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
3.Inclusion of Gramind Dak sevaks under the purview of 7th Central pay Commission.
4.    Scrap PFRDA Act and grant of statutory pension to all.
5.  Date of effect of 7th CPC recommendations should be 01.01.2014.
6.Regularisation and revision of wages of casual laboures and contract workers.
7.  Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointments.
8.  Fill up al vacant posts and creation of new posts wherever justified.
9.      Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation of Government functions.
10.  Grant Productivity linked Bonus to all without ceiling; compute Bonus as weighted average of PLB for those not covered by PLB agreement.
11.  Revise OTA and NDA and implement arbitration awards.

                        11th Septem ber -2014 -Submission of the Charter of Demands along with a brief Note to all heads of offices by arranging demonstration in front of all offices; the branch level/district/divisional/state level leaders will explain the demands especially the memorandums on interim relief, DA merger and GDS issues.
                   9th September 2014 – Dharna between 10 AM to 3 PM at all important state/districts/divisional centres.
                        25th September 2014- Dharna between 10 AM to 3 PM at New Delhi with participation of the leaders of all affiliates and the members working in the city of Delhi (at a central place-to be decided by the Confederation Delhi State committee).

JCM Letter  Revision of Bonus Ceiling
JCM letter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Order of Increment on promotion as OS/StenoGr.II issued

Fiaxatrion benefit in the case of promotion from one cadre to another, where both the cadres carry the same grade pay has been granted vide OM dated 16th July, 2014. This will be applicable to the cadres of Sr.TA/Steno Gr.II (Earstwhile) on promotion as OS/Steno Gr.I as these cadre carry the same grade pay.

Ravindran B Nair
General Secretary.