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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Amendment to RTI Rules.

The draft rule put up for public discussion for an overhaul of the RTI Rules, is given below. According to this proposal the applications longer than 250 words and raising questions on more than one subject can be rejected. Applications to pay postal charges, in excess of rupees ten, if any, involved in supply of information.
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File No. 113512008-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated 10th December, 2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Amendment to RTI Rules.

The Government proposes to notify Right to Information Rules in supersession of the existing rules, namely, the Right to Information(Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 and the Central Information Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, 2005. Comments if any, on the proposed Rules may be sent at e-mail address, usrti-dovt@pic.in by 27 th December, 2010.

(R.K. Girdhar)
US (RT1)

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART-II, SECTION 3,SUB-SECTION (i)]

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, dated the , 2010

NOTIFICATION

G.S.R…..- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005) and in supersession of the Central Information
Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, 2005 and the Right to Information(Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby makes thefollowing rules, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Right
to Information Rules, 2010.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official
Gazette.

2. Definitions.– In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, -
(a) "Act" means the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005);

(b) "Commission" means the Central Information Commission as constituted under sub-section (1) of section 12 of the Act.

(c) "First Appellate Authority" means an officer in the public authority who is senior in rank to the Central Public Information Officer to whom an appeal under sub-section (1) of section 19 lies;
(d) "Government" means the Central Government;

(e) "Registrar" mean officers of the Commission so designated and unless otherwise requires includes an Additional Registrar, Joint Registrar and Deputy Registrar;

(f) "Registry" means the Registry of the Commission comprising the Registrar
General, Registrar, Additional Registrar, Joint Registrar or Deputy Registrar;

(g) "section" means a section of the Act;

(h) all other words and expressions used herein but not defined in the rules shall
have the same meanings assigned to them in the Act.
3. Appointment of Secretary to the Commission: The Government shall appoint an officer not below the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government of India as Secretary to the Commission who shall be the Chief Executive Officer and Registrar General of the Commission.

4. Request for Information: A person who desires to obtain any information from a public authority under sub-section (1) of Section 6 of the Act, shall pay an application fee of Rs. 10/- to the public authority alongwith the application;

Provided that the request for information shall relate only to one subject matter and shall be limited to two hundred and fifty words, excluding the address of the Central Public Information Officer and the address of the applicant.

5. Fees for providing information: Fee for providing information underSection 4(4), Section 7 (1) and Section 7 (5), as the case may be, shall be chargedat the following rates:
(a) rupees two for each page in A-3 size or smaller size paper;

(b) actual cost or price of a copy in larger size paper;

(c ) actual cost or price for samples or models;

(d) for inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and fee of rupees five for
each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof);

(e) for information provided in diskette or floppy, rupees fifty per diskette or
floppy;

(f) for information provided in printed form, at the price fixed for such
publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the
publication;

(g) the actual amount spent by public authority on hiring a machine or any other
equipment, if any, to supply information;

(h) Postal charges, in excess of rupees ten, if any, involved in supply of information.

Provided that no Fee shall be charged under this rule from the persons who
are below poverty line as may be determined by respective State Governments.

6. Payment of fee: Fee under these rules shall be paid by way of:

(a) cash, to the public authority or to the Central Assistant Public Information Officer of the public authority , as the case may be, against proper receipt; or

(b) demand draft or bankers cheque or Indian Postal Order payable to theAccounts Officer of the public authority; or

(c) electronic means to the Accounts Officer of the public authority, if facility for receiving fee through electronic means is available with the public authority:

Provided that a public authority may accept fee by any other mode of payment.

7. Appeal to the first Appellate Authority: A person aggrieved by any order passed by the Central Public Information Officer or non-disposal of his application by the Central Public Information Officer within the prescribed time, may file an appeal to the first Appellate Authority in the format as given in the Appendix.

8. Documents to accompany first appeal to the first Appellate Authority:
Every appeal made to the first Appellate Authority shall be accompanied by the
following documents, duly authenticated and verified:

(i) Copy of the application submitted to the Central Public Information Officer;

(ii)Copy of the reply, if any, of the Central Public Information Officer.

9. Appeal to the Commission: A person aggrieved by any order passed by the
First Appellate Authority or by non-disposal of his appeal by the First Appellate
Authority, may file an appeal to the Commission in the format as given in the

Appendix.
10. Documents to accompany Appeal to Commission: Every Appeal made to
the Commission shall be accompanied by the following documents, duly
authenticated and verified:

(i) Copy of the application submitted to the Central Public Information Officer;

(ii) Copy of the reply, if any, of the Central Public Information Officer;

(iii) Copy of the appeal made to the First Appellate Authority;

(iv) Copy of the Order, if any, of the First Appellate Authority;

(v) Copies of other documents relied upon by the Appellant and referred to in
the Appeal;

(vi) An index of the documents referred to in the Appeal.

11. Admission of appeals: (1) On receipt of an appeal, if the Commission is
satisfied that it is a fit case for consideration, it may admit such appeal; but where the Commission is not so satisfied, it may, after giving an opportunity to the appellant of being heard and after recording its reasons, reject the appeal.

(2) The Commission shall not admit an appeal unless it is satisfied that the
appellant had availed of all the remedies available to him under the Act.

(3) For the purposes of sub-rule (2), a person shall be deemed to have availed of
all the remedies available to him under the Act:

(a) if he had filed an appeal before the First Appellate Authority and the First
Appellate Authority or any other person competent to pass order on such appeal
had made a final order on the appeal; or

(b) where no final order has been made by the First Appellate Authority with
regard to the appeal preferred, and a period of 45 days from the date on which
such appeal was preferred has expired.
12. Procedure for deciding appeals: The Commission, while deciding an
appeal may,

(i) receive oral or written evidence on oath or on affidavit from concerned or
interested person;

(ii) peruse or inspect documents, public records or copies thereof;

(iii) inquire through authorized officer further details or facts;

(iv) hear Central Public Information Officer, Central Assistant Public Information Officer or the First Appellate Authority, or such person againstwhose action the appeal is made, as the case may be;

(v) hear third party; and

(vi) receive evidence on affidavits from Central Public Information Officer ,Central Assistant Public Information Officer, First Appellate Authority and such person against whom the appeal lies or the third party.

13. Amendment or withdrawal of an Appeal: The Commission may allow a
prayer for any amendment or withdrawal of an Appeal during the course of hearing, if such a prayer is made by the Appellant on an application made in writing.
Provided that such request shall not be entertained by the Commission after
the matter has been finally heard or a decision or order has been pronounced by the
Commission.


14. Personal presence of the appellant before the Commission:

(1) The appellant shall be informed of the date of hearing at least seven clear days
before that date.

(2) The appellant may, at his discretion, be present in person or through his duly
authorized representative or, if permitted by the commission, through video
conferencing, at the time of hearing of the appeal by the Commission.

(3) Where the Commission is satisfied that the circumstances exist due to which
the appellant is being prevented from attending the hearing of the Commission,
then, the Commission may afford the appellant another opportunity of being heard
before a final decision is taken or take any other appropriate action as it may deem
fit.

15. Presentation by the Public Authority: The public authority may authorize
any representative or any of its officers to present its case.
16. Abatement of an Appeal / Complaint: The proceedings pending before the
Commission shall abate on the death of the appellant.

17. Service of notice by Commission: Notice by name to be issued by the
Commission may be served in any of the following modes, namely:-

(i) service by the party itself;

(ii) by hand delivery (dasti) through Process Server;

(iii) by registered post with acknowledgement due;

(iv) by electronic mail in case electronic address is available.

18. Order of the Commission: An order of the Commission shall be in writing and issued under the seal of the Commission duly authenticated by the Registrar or any other officer authorized by the Commission for this purpose.

19. Compliance of the order of the Commission: The head of a public authority shall ensure that an order passed by the Commission, unless varied or stayed by a validly passed order, is complied with and compliance report filed with the Commission within the time limit specified by the Commission, or within 60 days if no such limit is specified.
20. Recovery of Penalty and Payment of Compensation: (1) If a penalty is
imposed by the Commission on a Central Public Information Officer as per the
provisions of the Act and if the Commission requires a Public Authority to
compensate a person for any loss or detriment suffered, an order duly authenticated
by the Registrar shall be served on the Public Authority for recovery of penalty and
payment of compensation.


(2) The Public Authority shall deduct the amount of penalty in such installments as may be allowed by the Commission in its Order and authenticated by the Registrar from the monetary payments due to such person against whom penalty has been imposed by the Commission and compensation shall be paid as per order of the Commission.
21. Recommendation for Disciplinary Action: If disciplinary action is
recommended by the Commission on a Central Public Information Officer as per
the provisions of the Act, an order duly authenticated by the Registrar shall be
served on the Public Authority to initiate such action and the action taken on such
order will be communicated to the Registrar within the time specified by the
Commission in its order.
F.No.1/35/2009-IR

(Rajeev Kapoor)
Joint Secretary

APPENDIX
FORMAT OF APPEAL
1. Name and address of the appellant

2. Name and address of the Central Public Information Officer to whom the application was addressed.

3. Name and address of the Central Public Information Officer who gave reply to the application.

4. Name and address of the First Appellate Authority who
decided the First Appeal.

5. Particulars of the application.

6. Particulars of the order(s) including number, if any, against
which the appeal is preferred.

7. Brief facts leading to the appeal.

8. Prayer or relief sought.

9. Grounds for the prayer or relief.

10. Any other information relevant to the appeal

11. Verification / authentication by the appellant

MINUTES OF THE NATIIONAL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE CONFEDERATION HELD AT MUMBAI ON 1ST DECEMBER 2010

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.

CIRCULAR. No.22


Conf/22 /2010 Dated: 6th December, 2010

Dear Comrade,

The National Council meeting of the Confederation was held at DGFASLI Central Labour Institute Chunabatti Road, Sion, Mumbai 400 022 on Ist December, 2010 as per the notice issued on 11th November, 2010. Detailed minutes of the meeting indicating the names of participants and the submissions made by the comrades who participated in the discussions will be issued separately later. We convey the decision taken on each item of agenda subjected to deliberation at the meeting.

The meeting was presided over by Com. S.K.Vyas, President, Confederation.

Com.K.K.N. Kutty, Secretary General informed the house before the agenda was taken up for discussion that the BSNL employees are on strike and the strike is slated to continue for three days against the attitude of the Government and its concerted efforts to make BSNLt a sick unit to pave way for the private telecom providers to push BSNL out of business so that they can amass profit at the cost of Indian people. He explained various steps taken by the Government in this regard and how the BSNL was not permitted to even purchase technology and material so that they would be able to compete effectively with other private players in the field. He also informed the house that the Government has again taken up the issue of disinvestment of 30% of BSNL shares. The house adopted a resolution expressing its solidarity with the striking workers of BSNL and the Secretary General was asked to convey the same to the leaders of the BSNL. Employees Union and place the same on Confederation website. ( Kindly see the resolution placed on the website)

The meeting approved the agenda for discussion and accepted the proposal of Com. President to club item No.1 and 7 together as also Item No. 2 and 6.

Item No. 1 and 5

The review discussion on the extent of participation of CGEs in the general strike of Working class on 7th September, 2010 was extensive and the comrades who took part in the discussion did give wide ranging details of the efforts, undertaken, the success and failure, strength and weakness. The consensus was that the participation despite the positive feature of the INTUC unions joining the strike could have been better. It noted that some of the State Committees and affiliates had not c concentrated on the campaign, to elicit the conscious and active participation of the grass root level members. The feeling of the employees especially in the Northern States that the issues specific to central government employees had not been addressed could not be effectively eradicated. Besides, the importance of the struggle against the present economic policies, its cataclysmic effect on the conditions of living of the working people, the impetus it provides to the organizational efficacy and capacity could not be effectively brought home in these States. Wherever such efforts had been undertaken the response has been, the meeting noted, very good. The meeting noted the efforts of the Chennai COC in reaching out to the members by organizing campaign meetings and distribution of pamphlets etc. in residential colonies. The vehicle Jathas and district conventions organized by the Kerala State Committee and its efforts in reaching out to the grass root level workers came in for appreciation. The West Bengal Comrades explained in detail of the steps taken by the State COC in calling the meeting of all Secretaries of the units of the affiliates, distribution of centrally prepared pamphlets, organizing gate meetings prior to the strike and deploying active workers on the day of strike in front of all offices etc. to make the strike participation total in the State.

The meeting noted that the large scale victimization in the offices of the Accountant General and in certain offices of the Postal Department had an adverse impact in mobilizing the employees especially in these organizations. In the light of the deliberations, the meeting decided:

i. to formulate a charter of demands on CGE specific issues

II. To continue the campaign to stress the necessity of the participation in the general trade union action against the neo liberal economic policies, which are the root causes in non settlement of the demands
III. To take steps to revamp the functioning of the State Committees and for that objective in view convene (a) meeting of all State Committees to ensure that the annual conference and election of the State Committees are held within the specified time (b)to chalk out ways and means to help the State Committees to bring about regular democratic functioning and interaction with the affiliated unions (c) to ensure that the communication between the CHQ and State Units is strengthened (d) the circulars are translated into vernacular and distributed. The said meeting will be convened on 24th Feb. 2010 at New Delhi in which the Chq. Sectt. Members will take part.

IV.To have larger participation of CGEs in the 23rd Feb. March to Parliament by

a. Requesting all State Committees to immediately organize state convention of all affiliated units and enlisting the comrades who are to be deployed for participating in the march to parliament on 23rd Feb. 2010.

b. The CHQ in consultation with the State Committees will determine the number of participants from each State
c. Larger mobilization will be ensured from the States of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, U.P. H.P. and Madhya Pradesh.

d. The CHQ will discuss with the States Committee of the above States of the finances required for arranging buses etc.

Agenda Item No. 2 and 6.

i. The meeting noted that the real wages of Central Government employees have eroded significantly in as much as the inflation had raised the prices of essential commodities especially of food items beyond 175% whereas the DA compensation had been only to the extent of 45%. The way in which the Govt. had been dilly dallying the anomaly issues of the 6th CPC has indicated unambiguously that it will have the same fate of the 5th CPC anomalies. By January, 1st, 2011. the DA component in the emoluments of CGEs will cross over 50%. The JCM functioning both at the National and Departmental level has deteriorated and meetings have become extremely irregular whereas at the Departmental level it has become almost defunct. Many affiliates of the Confederation have complained of the non- functioning of the JCM forum for one reason or the other. The meeting also noted that there had been no recommendation of the 6th CPC on the periodicity of wage revision and in the case of PSU the Government had to concede their demand for wage agreements in every five year. In view of these factors, the meeting adopted a resolution to demand wage revision on the expiry of the five year period i.e. with effect from 1.1.2011. The meeting decided to undertake intensive campaign on this issue throughout the country.
ii.This apart the meeting also discussed various pressing issues of the Central Govt. employees and decided to take the important issues in the charter of demand and organize trade union action in pursuance thereon. The charter of demands adopted after discussion and the phased programme of action decided upon is annexed to this circular letter. The CHQ Sectt. will circulate a brief explanatory Note on each demand to indicate the issues covered.

iii. The meeting also discussed over the confusion created by the DOPT order on the composition of the JCM whereby almost all the employees in most of the Departments would be out of the ambit of the JCM. The meeting after detailed discussions on the pros and cons of the issue adopted a resolution to demand:

That the Councils of the JCM at all levels should have the cadres and categories of employees who were participants in the Negotiating body at its inception through the Joint Intent irrespective of the change of classification and pay scales or pay bands brought about later. It was also decided that it should be brought to the notice of the Government that no unilateral decision in the matter by the DOPT can be taken as it would amount to violation of an agreement reached between the employees and the Government.

v. The meeting also adopted a resolution to the effect that the various entitlement like LTC facilities and air travel concession to NE regions, Daily allowance, entitled for the Governmental Accommodation etc. must be passed on Pay in the Pay Band plus the Grade Pay of an employee and not on any other criterion like Grade Pay or classification of Posts etc.

vi. The meeting noted with dissatisfaction that the recognition of hospital under the CGHS for inpatient treatment of late has become a nagging problem with the Health Ministry changing the procedure every now and then and put the beneficiaries to extreme hardship in many cities. The Government's approach in the matter has, the meeting noted, only helped the Private entrepreneurs in the Health industry to amass wealth and the recognition on the basis of the lowest tender had been at a perilous cost of the CGHS beneficiaries. The meeting decided to place before the Government the following suggestion for the recognition of hospitals in each city.

a. Identify the reputed hospitals in each city by a committee with the members of beneficiaries in each town/city covered by the CGHS Scheme

b. The Health Ministry must negotiate with these hospitals the rate at which they will provide the treatment to the Government officials taking into accounts various facilities extended to these institutions by the Govt.
c. If the reputed hospitals are run by charitable trusts enjoying the tax benefits, they should be asked to treat the CGEs on normal market rate as reduced by at least 30%.

vii.To raise before the Government the anomaly that has arisen especially in the Postal Department on the introduction of MACP in replacement of the time bound promotion scheme and seek amendment to the existing clarification whereby the three proimotion scheme would not be less beneficial than the existing scheme of time bound promotion in any department.

viii.To bring to the notice of the Government the injustice meted out to the cadres of LDC and UDCs by the 6th CPC whereby they become entitled to even lesser pay than the erstwhile Group D employees. While the Notice Servers in the Income tax Department and the Postmen in Postal Department are given higher Pay and Grade Pay the LDCs are assigned with lesser Grade Pay even though the minimum educational qualification for recruitment in their case has been stipulated to be 10+2 whereas those are assigned with higher grade Pay has to have only Matriculation for the initial recruitment. It was decided that the Government must be asked to upgrade all existing Lower Division and Upper Division or equivalent cadres in all Government Department either as Executive Assistants with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 as recommended by the 6th CPC or assign them with the Grade pay of at least Rs. 2800/- if such whole scale up-gradation in any department is considered infeasible.
ix. To demand the setting up of anomaly committees in all Departments/Ministries and immediate convening of the Departmental Councils as per the directive of the Department of Personnel and Training. If for any reason the Anomaly committees are unable to be set up in any department/Ministry, the concerned Ministry/Department should be asked to set up the Anomaly committees with the nominated members of the Standing Committee of the National Council as has been done in the case of many Ministries to resolve the anomalies arising from the 5th CPC recommendations.

Agenda Item No.3. National Anomaly Committee issues.

Com. S.K. Vyas, President explained in detail the deliberation at the National Anomaly Committee meeting and the sub committee meeting in which the MACP items were separately discussed. The clarification sought by various members on these issues were provided. It was decided that in the case of MACP some more issues must be raised by the Confederation before the next anomaly committee meeting as was pointed out by Com. K.V. Sridharan, General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union, Class III and many other. The meeting asked the Secretary General to finalize the issue in discussion with the comrades of NFPE.

Agenda Item No.4. Issues raised before the National Council JCM.

The Secretary General was asked to place on the website the issues already taken up by the Staff Side with the Government in brief and seek further items from all affiliates and COCs . This was agreed to.

Agenda Item No.7 Organisational review:

The meeting decided that:

(i) the CHQ Sectt. should meet on 24th Feb. 2010 along with the Secretaries of all State Committees with a view that concrete steps are taken to ensure that the State Committees are constituted with the representatives of the Districts; the new office bearers are elected if the two year term has been expired and to ensure that the communication between the State Committees and the CHQ on the one hand and the State Committees and the District Committees on the other is properly established and the State Committees are helped to function as vehicles for implementation of the programmes chalked out by the Confederation in future.

(ii) The National Women Convention will be held at Kolkata on 7th and 8th February, 2010 and the Affiliates and State Committees will be entitled to depute the following number of delegates to participate in the said convention.

a. All India Audit and Accounts Association. 15

b. Income tax Employees Federation 20

c. National Federation of Postal Employees 30

(f) Federation of Atomic Energy Employees 10

(g) All India Civial Accounts Employees Assn. 10

(h) Confederation of Pondichery State Employees 05

(i) ISRO Employees Association 03

(j) Ground Water Board 02

(k) All other affiliates 02 each

l) All State Committees will nominate two delegates (selected from their specific affiliates – i.e. Other than the All India organizations which are affiliated with the Confederation at the National Level)

The affiliated will report to the CHQ the names of the delegates who will be attending the convention by 10th January, 2011 latest. The affiliated will take care that they do no nominate any lady comrade from the State of West Bengal as the State Committee of West Bengal who has taken the responsibility of making arrangements for the convention would be nominating large number of lady comrades from that state to participate.

(iii)The meeting also discussed the remittances of the subscription due to the CHQ by the affiliates and the State Committee. The representatives of the affiliates and the State Committee who participated in the discussions on the subject agreed to clear the dues by 31st March, 2011 latest. The Secretary General was asked to intimate the dues to each affiliate separately by letters.
iv) The house on the basis of the discussion earlier held decided that the Confederation should ensure participation of sizeable number of Central Government employees in the ensuing programme of "March to Parliament" on 23rd February, 2010 for which the call has been given by the Central Trade Unions. The CHQ sectt. was urged that a campaign programme is chalked out by which a member of the Sectt. attends the State Conventions/meetings convened for this purpose and the Delhi State Committee and the neighbouing State Committee are specially mobilized for this purpose.

Agenda Item No. 8.

Com. President permitted only a few comrades to raise certain important issues under the agenda for paucity of time. The Secretary General, All India Canteen Employees Association raised the issue of the order of the Government in not filling up the vacancies in the Canteen as a permanent measure. Many comrades raised the issue of non representation of many affiliates in the meetings as also of the State Committees. It was suggested that after the proposed meeting of the State Committees on 24th Feb. 2010, the Sectt. must convene a meeting of the Chief Executives of all affiliates separately to revamp the organizational functioning of the Confederation.
Com. President in his concluding remarks appreciated the lively discussion in the meeting and thanked the Mumbai State Committee for the excellent arrangements made by them for the conduct of the meeting, on behalf of the CHQ Sectt as also on behalf of the affiliates and State Committees. The meeting was concluded at 9.00 PM.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1. Stop price rise; strengthen the PDS.

2. Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, coporatorisation and privatization of
Governmental functions

3. Fill up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements

4. Revise wages of CGEs with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter.

5. Scrap the New Pension Scheme and extend the statutory defined benefited pension to all
Central Govt. employees irrespective of the date of recruitment.
6. Regularize the GDS, daily rated workers, contingent and casual workers by brining about
a definite scheme of regularization.

7. Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointment ( end the discrimination on
compassionate appointment between the Railway workers and other CGEs)

8. Stop the move to introduce the productivity linked wage system; Performance related
pay; introduce PLB to in all Departments; remove the ceiling of emoluments for bonus
computation.

9. Settle all items of anomalies (including the MACP related anomalies) raised in the National
and Departmental Anomaly committees within a fixed time frame of two months; set up
the anomaly committees in those Departments where it has not been set up till date with
the Standing Committee members of the National Council; convene the meeting of the
Departmental Council in all Ministries/Department once in three month as envisaged in
the JCM Scheme

10. Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of T.U. rights

11. Implement all arbitration awards

12. Raise the interest rate for GPF. Revise the OTA and Night duty allowance and stitching
and clothing rates of uniforms

13. Merge DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when the DA rates croses the
50% mark.

14. Vacate all Trade Union victimizations.


PROGRAMME OF ACTION:

1. Submission of memorandum on the charter of demands with brief note to explain each item in the charter.

2. Two months long campaign to educate and mobilize the members by organizing (a) State level conventions (b) district level conventions (c) Department level conventions (d) gate meetings in front of all offices

3. Day long Dharna at a specified Central Location at the State and District Capitals and other important places

4. To organize a March to the office of the Chairman of the State Welfare Co-ordination Committees and submit a memorandum for onward transmission to the Cabinet Secretary.

5.To organize a March to Parliament by Central Government employees at Delhi

6.To culminate in a one day strike

(The CHQ in the next communication will indicate the date for each of the programme of action taking into account all factors)

Friday, December 3, 2010

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS IN ITS MEETING HELD AT MUMBAI ON 1ST DEC. 2010

The national Council Meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers held at Mumbai on 1st December 2010 congratulates the BSNL Employees who are on strike for 3 days from 1st December to 3rd December 2010 to object the attitude of the Government of India towards the BSNL & its concerted efforts to make it a sick unit to pave way for the private telcom providers to amass the spoils and maximize their profit.

The Government has not allowed to either make investment for expansion of the services of the BSNL or allowed it to purchase technology or materials to compete with other service providers in the market, with the result the profit of the public sector undertaking has been dwindling over the years. The Government's present move to disinvest 30% of its shares and reduce the work force through a V.R. scheme is with an ulterior motive of winding up the BSNL ultimately. The employees are therefore on struggle to save this Public Sector Enterprise and the strike is organised with a patriotic fervour to ensure the assets created with the public money is not transferred to private hands. The saddest part of the whole episode is that the Telcom Ministry has been handled for many years by corrupt politicians and bereaucrats, which has resulted in the biggest scam in post independent era emanating from the telcom sector.

The National Council has called up on the Central Government Employees through out the country to extend their wholehearted co-operation and solidarity to the strike BSNL Employees and appeal them to popularise the issues raised by the striking workers amongst the rank and file of the membership of the Central Government Employees Organisations and demand the Government to desist from the move to disinvest BSNL shares and allow the BSNL Management to immediately undertake steps to purchase the requisite material and technology to enable BSNL to widen its business.

S.K. Vyas
President