Wednesday, June 21, 2017

HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS

ON 22nd JUNE 2017
AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF THE BJP-LED NDA GOVERNMENT
·         High Level Committee, assured by the Group of Minsters, not yet constituted. First anniversary of the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister’s assurance will be on 30.06.2017. No increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 12, 2017

SCRAP NPS – STOP OUTSOURCING
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – 10.06.2016 – DELHI
 

Decided to intensify joint struggle against NPS and outsourcing by organizing nationwide intensive campaign and mobilization leading to a bigger trade Union action including strike demanding “withdraw contributory Pension System and stop outsourcing of Government functions”.
 

About 1000 delegates, mostly NPS employees, participated in the National Convention held at MPCU shah Auditorium, Delhi on 10.06.2017. The National Convention was presided over by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and Com. Subhash Lamba Senior leader of All India State Government Employees Federation.
Com. Tapan Sen, MP, Rajya Sabha and General Secretary, CITU, who inaugurated the National Convention called upon the Central and State Government employees to launch sustained struggle for compelling the Government to withdraw NPS and stop outsourcing of Government functions. He explained in detail the impact of the neo-liberal policy offensives unleashed by the BJP-led NDA Government on the common people and working class of our country and also divisive politics of the ruling class to weaken the unity of the working class.
Com. A Sreekumar, General Secretary, AISGEF, presented the draft declaration for adoption in the convention.
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers addressed the house supporting the declaration. Com. M. S. Raja, Com. R. N. Parashar (Confederation) Com. Ashok Thool, Com. Ved Prakash Sharma, Com. Gade Srinivasalu Naidu (AISGEF) also addressed the Convention. The house adopted the declaration and the proposed programme of action unanimously. Com. Mangul Kumar Das (AISGEF) Welcomed the leaders and delegates and Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Confederation) proposed vote of thanks.
Extracts from the declaration adopted by the National Convention on 10.06.2017
“Defined Contributory Pension Scheme does not guarantee returns. Benefits depends upon as to how the investment has fared in the stock market. The stock markets have never remained strong over a long period of time. It is not only volatile but susceptible to manipulation and machinations. The global financial crisis in 2008 has been the product of investment derivative manipulations. It wiped out the earnings of lakhs of workers, employees, teachers and many others. No Government came to render help to those unfortunate losers, whereas bail-out packages of millions of dollars was roled out to rescue culprits. On one “fine” morning, the workers lost everything including hope.”
“Large number of employees have joined the Central Services since 2004 and so is the case with the various state Governments, who have adopted the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme in replacement of Defined Benefit Pension Scheme. It is estimated that they presently constitute almost one-third of the total employees in Government departments in the country. The deeper study of the functioning of the Contributory Pension Scheme has proved that the promised better returns in the form of Annuity is nothing but an ever eluding mirage.”
“It is satisfying to note that the employees due to the consistent efforts undertaken by the Confederation and State Government Employees Federation have begun to observe the dimension of the problem and the support and solidarity provided by the democratically elected Government to the corporate houses. It is also equally gratifying that the young comrades have also begun to realize that this has to be resisted and defeated.”
“The Government employees has to emphatically demand that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme imposed in replacement of the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme must be scrapped to end the untenable discrimination of the Pre-2004 and post 2004 entrants to Government service and reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme that was in vogue for a century and more. In other words the Government must come forward to amend PFRD Act to exclude the Central and State Government employees from its ambit and operation.”
“This National Convention being held under the auspices of the Joint platform of Confederation of Central Government Employees Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation calls upon all the Central and State Government employees to rally behind the charter of issues and demands included in the declaration adopted by the Convention, hold sustained and continuous programme of action and organize strike action to compel the Government to repeal the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme and halt all sorts of contractorisation, casualization and outsourcing of Government functions.”
“This convention also appeals, especially to the younger generation employees to realize that their hard earned savings are being channelized into the hands of the monopoly capital to subserve their efforts in maximization of profit. This convention also appeals to them to understand the politics behind the policies and the pernicious impact of the neo-liberal economic policies on the life and livelihood of the multitude of their countrymen and be part and parcel of the global and national resistance being built against the globalization policies for the intensification of which pension reform process and informalisation of employment was ushered in by the World bank and IMF.”
PROGRAMME OF ACTION
1.      State level Joint Conventions before 31.08.2017 and formation of state level Joint Action Committees.
2.      District/ Taluk level conventions before 31.10.2017.
3.      Mass Dharna of Central and State Government Employees at all important centres on 21st November 2017 (21.11.2017, Tuesday).
4.      Raj Bhawan March (date will be finalized later).
5.      Nationwide campaign Jathas covering all districts of all states (dates will be finalized later).
6.      Massive Parliament March (date will be finalized later)
Next Phase of action will be declared by the Joint Acton Committee before the Parliament March.
National Level Joint Action Committee
The following are the members of the National Level Joint Action Committee.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1.      Com. K. K. N. Kutty                      2. Com. M. Krishnan,    3. Com. M. S. Raja
4.  Com. R. N. Parashar                    5. Com. Rupak Sarkar   6. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee
7.  Com. R. Seeethalakshmi
ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
1. Com. A. Sreekumar                         2. Com. Subhash Lamba         3. Com. Mangul Kumas Das
4. Com. Himanshu Sarkar                   5. Com. Vedprakash Sharma  6. Com. Ashok Thool
7. Com. Ashim Kumar Pal                  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

INTENSIFY STRUGGLE AGAINST NPS
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
AND
ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
JOINTLY ORGANIZE
NATIONAL CONVENTION ON NPS
ON 10th June 2017 Saturday


Time – 2 PM to 6 PM
Venue:   MPCU SHAH AUDITORIUM, CLUB ROAD, LUDLOW CASTLE, CIVIL LINES, DELHI – 110054 (Near Civil Lines Metro Station)

About 1000 delegates from all affiliates/states will participate.
As per the decision of the joint meeting of Confederation and AISGEF, it is decided to organize a National Convention on NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) at New Delhi on 10th June 2017 at MPCU Shah Auditorium from 2 PM to 6 PM. The main intention of the National Convention is to intensify the struggle against the NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) and also against large scale outsourcing of Government functions. Eventhough initially the convention is organized by Confederation and AISGEF only, many other like-minded organisations in many public sector undertakings like Banks, Insurance, BSNL, Pensioners organisations etc. shall join the struggle in future and efforts are on to make it a bigger platform and biggest movement against the NPS and outsourcing which are imposed as a part of policy offensives of those Governments implementing neo-liberal reforms.


Out of 1000 delegates AISGEF will mobilise 650 and Confederation 350. All affiliates organisations and C-O-Cs of Confederation shall mobilise delegates from all states. Major organisations shall mobilise maximum (NFPE – 100, ITEF-50, Audit-20, Civil Accounts-20, Atomic Energy-10, Ground Water Board-20, others – 5 each, C-O-Cs-Delhi – 50 others – 5 each). Please start the mobilization and campaigning now onwards to ensure participation of delegates as per the above quota from all organisation and also from all states.


Detailed future course of programme of action will be announced in the Resolution to be adopted in the National Convention. As almost 40 to 50% of the Central an State Government employees comes under the purview of NPS, efforts may be made to reach out to all those younger generation employees and to ensure their full participation in the struggle programmes to be announced by the National Convention.
NEXT PHASE OF STRUGGLE PROGRAMME ON 21 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION
HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS
IN FRONT OF ALL MAJOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY


(During lunch hour or any convenient time to be decided locally)
ON 22nd JUNE 2017, THURSDAY
As already reported the entire Central Government employees and pensioners are very much aggrieved and agitated over the totally indifferent and negative attitude of the NDA Government against their genuine and legitimate demands. Their anger and protest was visible in the 16th March 2017 one day strike and also in the mass dharna organized in front of Finance Minister’s office and other state/District Centres on 23.05.2017. As the dominant organisations in the NJCA and also JCM National Council Staff Side are not ready for reviving the deferred indefinite strike, the entire employees and pensioners including Autonomous body employees and Pensioners are looking at Confederation as the only organisation of hope which is sincere to their cause.


As the next phase of our agitation, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to organize HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ON 22.06.2017, Thursday, in front of all major Central Government offices at all major Centres. The time can be either lunch hour on any other convenient time fixed locally. Leaders of all fraternal organisations who are supporting our cause may also be invited to be a part of the human chain.

Maximum participation of employees and pensioners may be ensured in the programme. The draft pledge (Oath) to be taken by the participants of the human chain (which may be announced by one leader through sound amplifier and repeated by all participants) will be exhibited in the Confederation website shortly. The same may be translated to local language and printed copies distributed to all participants of the human chain. Big and long banners are to be exhibited in front of the human chain with name of Confederation and demands prominently written on it. If possible a meeting of all participants may be arranged after the pledge (after the human chain) and leaders may address such meetings. Maximum publicity should be given through print and electronic media and also social media.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MASS WALK-OUT BY

INCOME TAX GAZETTED OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF STAFF

ON 24.05.2017 FROM 2.00 P.M.

IN PURSUANCE OF VARIOUS LONG PENDING DEMANDS

AND TO PROTEST THE RECALCITRANT ATTITUDE OF THE CBDT. 

DEMANDS:

1. STOP OUTSOURCING OF ANY OFFICIAL NATURE OPF WORK

2. FINALIZE RECRUITMENT RULES OF GR.B & C AS DISCUSSED WITH JCA.

3. FILL UP  VACANCIES BY PROMOTION BY RELAXATION IN RR

4.  IMPLEMENT CAT VERDICT ON PAY FIXATION OF ITI/ITO.

5. RESTORE ZONAL/REGIONAL RECRUITMENT IN GR.C CADRE

6. MERGE STAFF CAR DRIVER CADRE WITH MAIN-STREAM CADRES.

7. STOP EXCESSIVE AND UNNECESSARY REPORTS.

8. PROVIDE LAPTOP TO OFFICERS AND INSPECTORS.



SOME SELECTED PHOTOS OF THE 23rd MAY 2017 MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER'S OFFICE EXHIBITED BELOW:




Thursday, May 18, 2017

7th  CPC REVISED CIVILIAN PAY MATRIX: GAZETTE NOTIFICATION - RESOLUTION DATED 16.05.2017 (Click the link below to view)