ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
MINISTRY OF STATISTICS & PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Prepare for General Strike on 12 December 2012
You are aware that without creating awareness amongst our members and the Central Government Employees in general on the 15 point charter of demands, we cannot bring them to the nationwide strike on 12/12/12. Without joining the entirety of the Central Government Employee on the strike we cannot achieve anything. Thus it is the duty of every one of us to explain the issues to our member first and discuss the demands with the employees in other offices and convince them the need of their involvement in the strike. Unity and struggle is the ultimate way to achieve the goal. Thus please be ready to lose one day salary, which is an investment for a better future.
Revision of wage with effect from 1.01.2011 & the Government must set up the 7th CPC immediately.
In Central Government undertakings, Nationalized Banks and Insurance wage revision takes place once in every five years. Several of the State Government also implements Pay Commission in every 5 years. The retail prices of those commodities which go into the making of minimum wages have risen by about 160% between 1.1.2006 and 1.1. 2011. But due to faulty DA formula, only 51% has been compensated to the Central Government Employees as on 1.1.2011. In the mean time the value of rupee is continuously going down.
The 6th Central Pay Commission applied a multiplication factor of 1.86 for arriving at the revised pay structure to Group C and D Employees. In the case of Group A Officers, the factor was ranging from 2.36 to 3 times. Uniform formula should be implemented for all cadres.
The National Anomaly Committee met 4-5 times and yet it could not settle any major issues. The MACP, introduced by the Government in replacement of the ACP Scheme ruined the very concept ACP scheme itself. The Group C employees have to pay heavily the change.
Merger of DA with pay:
Merger of DA to pay was first mooted by the Gadgil Committee in the post 2nd Pay Commission period. The 5th CPC had recommended that the DA must be merged with pay and treated as pay for computing all allowances as and when the percentage of Dearness compensation exceeds 50%. Accordingly even before the setting up of the 6th CPC the DA to the extent of 50% was merged with pay. As on 1.1.2011, the DA was at the rate of 50%. Thus irrespective of the recommendation of the pay commission, merger of DA has to be made to compensate the erosion of the real value of wages. Government should take steps to merge 50% of DA with pay for all purposes.
Downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation etc.
Due to the neo- liberal economic policies adopted by the Government, many departments had to resort to outsourcing of its functions. Some departments were virtually closed down and a few others were privatized or contractorised. Outsourcing and contractorisation of functions largely affected the efficacy of the Government departments. Non-plan expenditure reduced considerably and financial outlay for outsourcing of functions of each department increased enormously over the years. The quality of work suffered. In order to stop the exploitation of the unemployed youth and to ensure better and efficient service to the people, outsourcing and contractorisation of essential functions of the Government must be abandoned.
The discontent amongst the Central Government Employees is in high magnitude today. Thus, decision for cadre composition and recruitment pattern so as to get five hierarchical promotions since the initial recruitment of a central Government Employee should be adopted. It is to be mentioned that the organized Group A services are getting 5 promotions since their appointment.
Scrap the New Pension Scheme
Proper functioning of the JCM and implementation of the arbitration award.
Remove the ban on recruitment and creation of posts
Stop price rise and strengthen PDS.
Absorption of GDS as regular postal employees. Regularization of Contract/daily rated workers.
The Grameen Dak Sewaks should be included in the 7th Central Pay Commission wage review. Since the contract & casual employees have been working against regular vacancies/regular nature of work the regularization of these employees should also be taken up by the next pay commission.
Introduction of PLB and removal of ceiling limit
Revising OTA and Night Duty allowance rates on par with Railways
Implement Arbitration Awards.
Vacate All Trade Union victimization.
Make Right to strike a fundamental right
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE DEMANDS;
EDUCATE THE BENEFITS TO OTHERS;
ENSURE THE JOINING OF THE ENTIREITY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF IN THE
STRIKE ON 12/12/12.