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Thursday, February 21, 2013

20-21 February Strike- Statements of Confederation and Postal Organisations:


SPECTACULAR SUCCESS OF TWO-DAYS STRIKE BY C.G.EMPLOYEES ALONGWITH WORKING CLASS OF INDIA

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
MANISHINATH BHAWAN, A2/95 RAJOURIGARDEN
NEW DELHI-110027
PH:011 25105324

PRESS STATEMENT

About 8 lakhs Central Government employees took part in the 48 hour (two day) general strike yesterday and today organised by the Indian working class as per the call of the Joint platform of 11 Central Trade Unions of the country. Besides 5 lakh Defence Civilian employees are also reported to have participated in this historic action.
The Strike was total and cent per cent in Income tax and Postal departments. The participation ranged from 60 to 90% in other Government of India organisations except in the Central Secretariat. As per the report, the strike was total in Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and 60 to 70% in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and partial in other States.
In Delhi, the Income tax and RMS offices of the Postal Department virtually remained closed. Not a single employee reported for duty in these offices. Many offices of the Civil Accounts and Post offices in Delhi also did not function on these two days.
Many establishments of Printing and Stationery, Indian Bureau of Mines, Geological Survey of India, Medical Depots, Customs, Ground Water Board, ISRO, Directorate of Marketing Inspection, Civil Accounts, Central Public Works Department remained closed throughout the country on both the days.
The National Secretariat of the Confederation places on record its sincere gratitude and appreciation of the efforts undertaken by the State/Branch level leaders to make this historic action of the Indian working class a resounding success by eliciting the total participation of the Central Government employees. The success of the two days strike action will no doubt embolden the employees and workers to chalk out intensified action programme including indefinite strike action to compel the Govt. to rescind the anti-people economic policies pursued since 1991.
K.K.N. Kutty



TWO DAYS STRIKE EXHIBITED THE TOTAL UNITY AND PROTEST OF POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES


Entire Postal and RMS services came to a standstill

We (NFPE & FNPO) once again extend our warm greetings and congratulations to all Postal and RMS employees who made the two days nationwide strike a thundering success. About 1,50,000 Postal and RMS offices including Branch Post offices remained closed for two days. About more than five lakhs employees including GDS struck work. Though the strike will be over tonight, the struggle against the anti-worker policies will continue. Let us keep this unity and fighting spirit intact.

Unity for Struggle, and struggle for unity

Thank you, Thank you all


M. Krishnan                                                       D. Theagarajan
Secretary General                                           Secretary General
NFPE                                                                  FNPO   


STRIKE TOTAL IN POSTAL AND RMS OFFICES


Central JCA (NFPE & FNPO) congratulates all the Postal and RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks who participated in the two days strike commenced on 20th Feb and made it an All TIME HISTORIC SUCCESS. Please keep up this tempo till 21st evening and ensure cent percent success


M. Krishnan                                                           D. Theagarajan
Secretary General                                               Secretary General
NFPE                                                                      FNPO   

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Support to “General Strike” by AIRF


AIRF

ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN'S FEDERATION

4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055
INDIA
Dated : February 13, 2013
No.AIRF/376

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Coms,

Sub: Support to “General Strike” proposed by the Central Trade Unions

As you are aware that the 88th Annual Conference of All India Raliwaymen's Federation, met at Vishakhapatnam from 18th to 20th December, 2012, had decided to reiterate its all out support to the programme drawn in the National Convention of all the Central Trade Unions, held on 4th September, 2012 at Talkalora Stadium, New DeIhi (Resolution No.5). It has, therefore, been decided by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation to extend its fullest support to the countrywide two days “General Strike” proposed by the Central Trade Unions on 20th and 21st
February, 2013 on the following demands:

1. No contractonsation of works of permanent/perennial nature of wages and benefits to the contract workers
at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry/establishment.
2. 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 linked with Cost Price Index.
3. Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund: Increase the quantum of gratuity.
4. Assured pension for all.
5. Compulsory registration of the Trade Unions within a period of 45 days and mediate ratification of the ILO Conventions Nos.87 and 98.

You are, therefore, advised to conduct gate meetings, demonstrations, dharnas, protest rallies etc, at all the important places to ensure our solidarity to CTUs’ call of two days’ "General Strike”.

In this connection, we are also enclosing herewith a copy of the appeal made by all the Central Trade Unions.

End: As above

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Karnataka COC writes to Com/ Basudev Acharya, Member of Parliament for review of present DA formula


Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State
http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

To
Shri Basudev Acharyaji
Hon'able Member of Parliament 
No 21 Ashoka road
New Delhi.

 Respected Sir,

       With reference to our discussion we had at hotel Kansika Bangalore on 9/2/13 in connection with the subject that the All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100   & DA formula for the Central Government employees, many State Government employees, Bank employees, LIC, and other  employees is wrong and needs a re-look . I am submitting a note over this issue for you perusal and need full action.
  
       It is observed that the All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100  is not correct common items used by the Government servants and common worker  are not reflected in this basket there are nearly 252 items in the basket more than 50% of these items are not required for comparison fo your daily needs , this  policy  of introduction of these items has effect of bringing down the  All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)  actual terms the prices  of essential commodities required for daily life which are rising  are neuturiseled  by introduction of large number of other items in the basket of All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW. 
    In actual terms the prices of food articles have gone up by more than 200% in last six years  whereas  All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100   has shown an increase  of just  104 points   All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100   which was at 115 points as on 1/1/2006 is just 219 points as on 1/1/2013.  Hence the points instead of raising  to 200 points is just 105 points. as published in its web site of  The Ministry of Statistics  and Program Implementation vide  http://mospi.nic.in/Mospi_New/upload/price-wage-rur-india-oct11-dec11.pdf. The prices of the articles are collected through selected post offices and complied and calculated by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation.   The prices collected by a post office in September 2012 in Karnataka State is enclosed for your reference.    

   Compare 6th CPC Rates as per table 2.21 of the 6th CPC report , Consumer Price Index Rates published by Government of India  and Market Rates prevailing as on today, for example today the actual price price of Rice is Rs 52 per kg in Bangalore , but as per 6th CPC computation it is only Rs 18 per kg as per Consumer Price Index of 2001  it is only Rs 21 per kg,  this shows an increase of 200% over the 6th CPC prices (table number 2.21). almost all articles have shown an increase  over 200%.  Due to failure of monsoon & diesel price increase the prices will go up further , but we will be compensated partially only next year as due to faulty DA formula . 
 6th CPC rates and present rates common items used on daily basis 

Comparative Chart:

Slno
Item
Per
6th CPC rates
Rates
Rates as 
% change




in Rs as in
as per CPI
per Market
compare




table 2.21
in Rs
in Rs
to 6th CPC




as on 1.1.2006
as on 1.12.12
as on 1.2.13
prices

1
Rice
Kg
18
21
55
266

2
Dal (Toor/ urd)
Kg
40
59
85
145

3
Raw Veg
Kg
10
15
30
300

4
Greenleaf Veg
Kg
10
14
25
250

5
Other Veg
Kg
10
17
25
250

6
Fruits
Kg
30
25
80
266

7
Milk 
lt
24
26
34
125

8
Sugar and jaggery
Kg
24
34
40
166

9
Edible Oil
Kg
50
96
100
200

10
Fish
Kg
120
157
320
266

11
Meat
Kg
120
257
320
266

12
Egg each
each
2
4
5
250

13
Detergents etc  
Kg
200
240
350
175

14
Clothing 
Mt
80
61
150
187

15
Cokked meals


32
70
187


CPI: Consumer Price Index published by Government of India

Market Rates as per local market  rates in Bangalore 


   The actual DA for central government employees should have been 180 % not just 80% as on 1/1/2013. The Consumer Price Index of 2001 which was at 115 points as on 1/1/2006 should have been more than  300 points rather than at 219 points as on 1/1/2013.
 Compared to entire world the inflation is more in our country please see the below link  http://stats.oecd.org/index.aspx?querytype=view&queryname=221 which will give the entire picture of the prices in the world.  
 Current DA formula
Dearness Allowance = (Avg of AICPI for the past 12 months - 115.76)*100/115.76

The Average of the past 12 months should be removed and the division factor of 115.76 is also not correct. . The weightage of three months average should have been taken in account rather than 12 months average, by which is  the DA for entire year of 2006 was only 2% due to faulty formula.

The whole system of the  All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100   & DA formula for the Government employees is wrong and needs a relook.
 a)      The Prices of the articles are continuously rising.
b)      The DA is announced twice in a year that is January and July respectively
c)      The Index point which was at 100 on 1/1/2001
d)       The Index point which was at 115.76 on 1/1/2006.
e)      From 1/1/2006 to 30/12/2012 the points has risen from  115 points to 219 points there by there is an increase of 104 points compared to 80% DA.
f)        The Price of an article which was as on 115.76 on 1/1/2006 is Rs 206 as on 30/12/12 that is the market  cost of today’s price is  219  and Government employee if he goes to market to buy the article has to pay an increased price of Rs 104 /- and DA is just 80. that means simple calculation of 104% DA should be given to Government Employees.
g)      The prices which are increased from January to July are provided DA w.e.f. from JULY. That is that the prices which are increased for example the Cost groundnut oil  is Rs 70 as on 1st July 2011 shows an steady increase and is Rs 90 as on 30th June 2012 DA as on 1st July 2012 is computed as average of Rs 70 & Rs 90 that is it works out to Rs 80.  There after it is divided by factor 115.6 that works out to Rs 69 hence no DA is admissible even though the prices are increased from Rs 70 to Rs 90.
h)       The prices which are increased from past twelve months are not compensated only it is compensated after 6 months of increase. Hence the worker is cheated. For example if the price of an article is increased abruptly after DA is announced on July 2011 and He has to wait for compensation till JULY 2012. due to average of 12 months criteria.  That is no immediate compensation of price rise is available to him.  That is he has to pay from his pocket to buy the article.
i)         The Variable DA should be there as in case of petrol prices as and when the international crude is increasing the oil companies raise their prices of petrol, so no burden on them,  same should be the case of Government Employees as and when the AICPI increase then the DA should automatically increase every month.  
 j)         Recommendation of 6th CPC vide para no 4.1.13
 The Commission is of the view that the National Statistical Commission may be asked to explore the possibility of a specific survey covering Government employees exclusively, so as to construct a consumption basket representative of Government employees and formulate a separate index. Meanwhile, the Government may continue to use the AICPI (IW) for estimating the DA.
Hence separate DA AICPI should be formed for Government employees
  Need based Minimum Wage 
The most comprehensive criteria for covering all the basic needs were evolved by the 15th Indian Labour Conference (ILC) in 1957 for fixing minimum wages.  The norms are that a need-based minimum wage for a single worker should cover all the needs of a worker’s family consisting of a spouse and two children below the age of 14 (considered as three consumption units -- husband: one unit, wife: 0.8 unit and two children: 0.6 units each). 

The food requirement was to be 2,700 calories, 65 grams of protein and around 45-60 grams of fat as recommended by Dr Wallace Aykroyd for an average Indian adult of moderate activity.  Dr Aykroyd pointed out that animal proteins, such as milk, eggs, fish, liver and meat, are biologically more efficient than vegetable proteins and suggested that they should form at least one-fifth of the total protein.
Dr Aykroyd worked on nutrition for nearly 30 years and was director of the Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations.  In 1935, he was appointed director of the government's nutritional research centre in India, situated in Coonoor in the south.
 The 15th ILC further resolved that clothing requirements should be based on per capita consumption of 18 yards per annum, which gives 72 yards per annum for the average worker's family.  For housing, the rent corresponding to the minimum area provided under the government's industrial housing schemes was to be taken.  Fuel, lighting and other items of expenditure were to constitute an additional 20% of the total minimum wage.
The Supreme Court upheld these criteria in the case of Unichoy vs State of Kerala in 1961. In the later Raptakos Brett Vs Workmen case of 1991, the SC went one step further, and held that besides the five components enunciated by the 15th ILC, minimum wages should include a sixth component, amounting to 25% of the total minimum wage, to cover children's education, medical treatment, recreation, festivals and ceremonies. The SC also observed that a wage structure including the above six components would be nothing more than minimum wage at subsistence level which the workers must get at all times and under all circumstances.
 The Sixth Central Pay Commission has recommended a minimum wage of Rs 6600/- per month   against the demand of Rs 10,000/-per month as worked out by Staff side of JCM, Today the minimum need based wage works out to Rs 20,000/ per month.  Today we require a minimum salary of Rs 20,000/- taking into the present prices into account, todays wages works out to just Rs 12000/- including DA hence 50% increase in salary is required.
 I request your kind self to take up the matter.    
 Comradely yours
 (P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary