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Tuesday, February 28, 2012


CONGRATULATIONS

ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES ALL MEMBERS WHO JOINED THE  HISTORIC STRIKE ON 28/2/2012.

TKR Pillai
General Secretary

CONFEDERATION PRESS STATEMENT

MAGNIFICENT STRIKE BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES


CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORK

Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden
New Delhi. 110 027
Date: 28th February 2012

PRESS STATEMENT

The General Strike of Indian working class for which the call was given by the Central Trade Unions and endorsed by all the Federations and the Central and State Govt. Employees elicited the largest participation today. The increased participation of workers in the industrial action was indicative of the growing realization of the need to struggle against the present economic policies of the Govt. of India.

The Central Govt. employees throughout the country responded to the call admirably in as much as the strike was almost total in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur and about 80% in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and partial in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Gujarat.

The strike was no doubt an impressive reflection of the total discontent of the employees over the various policy decisions like scrapping of the existing pension scheme, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation which have threatened the job security. The increasing prices of essential commodities had added to the agony and despite periodical wage increase through the system of Dearness Compensation, the employees found it difficult to make the ends meet with the existing emoluments.

The Confederation National Secretariat while congratulating the Central Govt. Employees in general for the total co-operation in making the strike action a grand success, particularly place on record the exemplary and magnificent achievement of Income Tax Employees Federation and All India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association, who could make cent percent of their members to participate in the strike.

We once again call upon the affiliates to go ahead with the preparation of the next strike action in pursuance of the 14-point Charter of Demands which are of exclusive concern to Central Government Employees.

K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

PERSONAL AUDIENCE WITH THE SECRETARY MOS&PI PROPOSED



ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (NG) 

MINISTRY OF STATISTICS & PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION 
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA   
Hall No. 201 & 205, Vijay Stumbh,
Zone I, M.P. Nagar, Bhopal
No. Assn/2/2012/GS                                                                                             Dated 06/02/2012

To
            Prof. T.C.A. Anant,
Secretary,
            Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation,
            Sardar Patel Bhawan,
            New Delhi-110001

Sub:     Request for a personal audience with the Secretary to apprise him of the most serious problems faced by the Administrative Staff in NSSO Offices.

 Sir,

It is humbly brought to the notice of your goodself that the Administrative Staff who have even rendered 35 years or more valuable service in NSSO Offices are retiring with tears on the post of Assistants, who discharge the duties of Administrative Officer without getting equal pay. The administration of NSSO, especially the FOD is doing nothing seriously to address this problem. Proposal of Cadre restructuring is pending in the FOD/Department for the last one & half years. Vacancies of Administrative Staff in FOD are filled with consultants by skipping all rules.

It is also humbly submitted that this Association has been continuously requesting the NSSO/Ministry for the restructuring of the Administrative Staff of the NSSO Offices since long.   As a consequence of the continuous efforts of this Association, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation has forwarded our letter dated 14/06/2010 regarding the issue, to all Divisions of NSSO, vide MoS&PI letter No B-12011/1/2010-Ad.III dated 08/07/2010 seeking their comments. In response to this, Data Processing Division and SDRD have sent the proposal containing the recommendation of renaming of office Superintendent and upgradation of grade pay to Rs. 4800/ vide letter No. A-13012/4/2009-CSW dated 23.07.2010 and as a result now the proposal is under consideration of the Finance Ministry.

            Unfortunately, NSSO (FOD) could send the proposal only in the month of February 2011 i.e. after a lapse of 7 long months that too after continuous efforts of our Association on the matter. It is learnt that Ministry is yet to finalize the proposal and forward it to DoPT with its recommendations for consideration.   

     Consequent to the aforesaid lapses the officials who have been promoted to the post of Office Superintendent in the FOD have been reverted to the posts of Assistant vide FOD letter                       No.A-12026/1/2004-E-III/Vol.I dated 21/29-12/2010. The Non Gazetted Assistants with 4200 grade pay are compelled to discharge the duties of Administrative Officer with 4800 grade pay in the offices of NSSO (FOD) and retire on the post itself.  It is to be reiterated that Gazetted Office Superintendents with 4200 grade pay have been discharging the duties of the highly responsible Gazetted post of Administrative Officers in the FOD Offices so far and no action was taken by the NSSO (FOD) Administration, till the Ministry sought comments on the issue. It is evident that unlike in any other Departments, the situation of down gradation of the post of Assistant is warranted because of the reason that the pay scale granted to the Office Superintendents so far was not in conformity with the status and responsibility held them.

            In the meantime, FOD vide letter No. A-12034/7/2011-E.III (Vol. I) dated 10/01/2012 asked the Regional Offices to appoint consultants against the vacant posts of LDC, UDC, Stenographer and Assistants even without the direction of the promotion of eligible LDC & UDCs to the post of UDC & Assistants respectively. Interestingly, retired Field Superintending Officers, who occasionally discharge the duties of disbursing officers in addition to their field responsibilities in a few Regions in the absence of Gazetted Office Superintendents, are given preference to get appointed as consultants in the Administrative Offices of the RO.  It appears that the FOD is not willing to solve the real problem faced by the Ministerial Staff in Regional Offices where the basic work of data collection is done.

            This Association, therefore, proposes to send a delegation for a personal audience with you to apprise you of the most serious problems faced by the Administrative Staff of NSSO Offices.  We shall be grateful for a personal audience with you at the earliest.

            An early reply is requested please.
 Yours faithfully
Encl:   As above

 (TKR Pillai)
General Secretary

Saturday, February 4, 2012

ASSOCIATION JOINS THE STRIKE ON 28TH FEBRUARY ON THE THE FOLLOWING CHARTER OF DEMANS 


ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (NG)
MINISTRY OF STATISTICS & PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Hall No. 201 & 205, Vijay Stumbh, Zone I,
Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal

No. Assn/GS/2012                                                                                                          dated 04/02/2012

To

The Secretary,
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation,
Sardar Patel Bhawan,
Sansad Marg New Delhi-110001

Sir,
The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, to which the All India Association of Administrative Staff (NG) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is affiliated have decided to organize a day’s strike on 28th February 2012 in pursuance of the following demands and accordingly have served the notice for the strike on the Government.

I in my capacity as General Secretary am to inform you that the Administrative Staff of the Ministry of Statistics who are members of the All India Association of Administrative Staff (NG), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation will be on strike 28th February 2012.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully

Encl: Charter of demands


(T.K.R. Pillai)
General Secretary

Copy to:

1. The Additional Director General, NSSO (FOD), New Delhi.
2. The Deputy Director General, NSSO (DPD), Kolkata.
3. The Deputy Director General, NSSO (SDRD), Kolkata.

(T.K.R. Pillai)
General Secretary


CHARTER OF DEMANDS
PART-A.

1) Concrete measures to contain price rise
2) Concrete measures for linkage of employment protection with the concession/incentive package offered
     to the entrepreneurs,
3) Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or xemption and stringent punitive
     measures for violation of labour laws.
4) Universal social security cover for the unorganized sector workers without any restriction
5) Creation of a National Social Security Fund with adequate resources in line with the recommendation, of
    NCEUS and  parliamentary Standing Committees on Labour, Stoppage of isinvestment in Central and
    State PSUs, the Central Trade Unions also demand immediate action by the Govt. of India to ensure:-
6) No Contractorisatlon of work of permanent/perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the
    contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the Industry/establishment
7) Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and
    fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs 10,000/-,
8) Remove the ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund; Increase the quantum of gratuity.
9)    Scrap PFRDA Bill/New Pension Scheme; Ensure pension for all.
10)  Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of ILO
       conventions 67 and 96.

PART-B

1. Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, coporatorisation and privatization of Governmental
     functions
2. Fill up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements
3. Revise wages of CGEs with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter.
4. Regularize the GDS, daily rated workers, contingent and casual workers by bringing about a definite
    scheme of regularization.
5. Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointment ( end the discrimination on compassionate
    appointment between the Railway workers and other CGEs)
6. 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.
7. 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
8. Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of T.U. rights
9. Implement all arbitration awards
10. Raise the interest rate for GPF. Revise the OTA and Night duty allowance and stitching and clothing
      rates of uniforms
11. Merge DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when the DA rates cross the 50% mark.
12. Vacate all Trade Union victimizations

PART-C

1. Merger of the posts of LDC & UDC & granting of Rs. 2800/ grade pay.
2. Granting of financial upgradation in the promotion hierarchy instead of grade pay hierarchy under the
     MACP.
3. Promotion to the posts of Assistant on the 18 years combined Seniority of LDC & UDC.

(TKR Pillai)
General Secretary