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Thursday, December 31, 2015


NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEETING OF CONFEDERATION
No. CONF/NE/2016                                                                          Dated: 30-12-2015

MOST URGENT / IMPORTANT

NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEETING OF CONFEDERATION

An urgent meeting of the National Executive of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers will be held at ITEF Head Quarters (Rajouri Garden), New Delhi on 12-02-2016 (12th February 2016 - Friday). The meeting shall commence at 10.30am and continue till close. National Secretariat members, Chief Executives of the affiliated Organizations, General Secretaries of all State level C-o-Cs and main Office bearers of the Women's Sub Committee are requested to attend the meeting.

The following shall be the agenda of the meeting:

AGENDA:

1.   7th CPC related issues and proposed indefinite strike by NJCA.
2.   Two days All India Workshop of Confederation at Dehradun (Uttarakhand) – Finalisation of dates & Programme.
3.   All India Conference of Confederation & All India Women Convention at Chennai (Tamilnadu) – Finalisation of dates.
4.   Financial position of Confederation – Decision for improvement.
5.   Issues relating to the affiliated Organizations.
6.   Any other item with permission of the Chair.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
 To 

1. All National Secretariat Members.
2. Chief Executives of all affiliated Organizations.
3. General Secretaries of State C-o-Cs.

4. Main office bearers of Women's Sub Committee (Not Committee members)

NEED OF TAKING STRIKE BALLOT BY JANUARY END BY RAILWAY ASSOCITIONS

CONFEDERATION SECRETARY GENERAL WRITES TO SECRETARY, NJCM(STAFF SIDE)

 Ref: CONF/NJCA/2015                                                                       Dated – 30.12.2015

To,

Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra
Secretary, JCM (NC) Staff Side
& Convenor, NJCA
JCM National Council Office
13-C, Feroz Shah Road, New Delhi - 110001

Dear Comrade,

Kindly refer to your circular letter of 21st December, 2015 wherein you have reiterated the decisions taken at the meeting of the NJCA on 8th December, 2015.  We have already  advised our affiliates to carry out the programmes slated for 30th December, 2015 and 19 to 21st January, 2016.  The employees have realized that the report of the 7th CPC is  the worst  ever in the history of wage revision of the Central Govt. employees.  They have also realized that a show down is inevitable to  change the situation. 

We feel in the given situation, it is the bounden duty of NJCA to provide leadership, unite the employees and lead the struggle, which alone can bring about tangible improvements. Though for the Confederation and its affiliates, strike ballot is not mandatory, we shall go through the process for it will enable our State and District level leaders to explain the various retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC to the rank and file of the membership.

We, however, feel that the strike ballot, if taken say by the end of January, will help us to create a salutary impact at the time of discussions.  We also feel that the Government might hold consultation with us only once at the level of the Cabinet Secretary.  Besides, As per the decision  of the meeting of NJCA of 8th December, 2015, we are to  conclude the negotiation with the Government by the first week of February so that we would be able to declare the date of strike in the slated meeting of the NJCA on  8th Feb. 2015.  In the circumstance, we suggest that the decision for the strike ballot may be taken immediately and the same is concluded by the end of January, 2016 i.e., before the declaration of the date of commencement of indefinite strike. You may kindly hold discussions with the NJCA members over the phone and if agreed upon take appropriate decision to hold the strike ballot by the end of January, 2016.

We make this request for it may pose some difficulties for us to go in for the strike ballot later than January. 2016.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,
  
(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General
IRREGULARITY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIX-LETTER SENT TO FINANCE MINISTER



Monday, December 28, 2015

 Reduction in the time period for Restoration of Basic Pension- Request for reconsideration to review the matter. 

Dated : 24.12.2015
To

     Shri Pradip Kumar Sinha
     Cabinet Secretary,
     Govt. of India
     Rashtrapati Bhavan Annexe
     New Delhi-110001

Sub: Reduction in the time period for Restoration of Basic Pension- Request for reconsideration to review the matter.

Sir,
     This is to bring to your kind notice that ‘Analysis and Recommendation’ on the above subject, by VII CPC is not based on the facts and needs to be reconsidered to review the matter on the basis of following points:-

1-The recovery of commuted basic pension is made on the basis of commuted amount of basic pension and it is not based on the percentage of commutation whether it is 30% or 40%.
2- The fact is that the recovery of commuted basic pension is made in 12 years as per Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement referred by VII CPC vide para 10.1.43. Further in the same para it is also stated that “since there is a risk factor and some of the states are restoring pension after 15 years” should not be the proper reason on the basis of which Central Govt. should also restore it after 15 years because there is no comparison between central Govt. and other State Govts. in respect of making payments to their respective employees. I would like to quote an example that, Govt. of India is extending the benefit of MACP to its employees on completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of service in the hierarchy of Pay Band and Grade Pay while on the other hand the State Govts. like Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are extending the MACP benefit on completion of 10,16 & 26 years of service and that to in their respective promotional hierarchies.

3- In the same para, VII CPC has quoted V CPC had recommended restoration period after 12 years but VII CPC has not given any reason in contradiction of the recommendation of V CPC.

4- As mentioned by VII CPC that VI CPC had not recommended for restoration of commuted basic pension on completion of 12 years, is not the proper reason  or the analysis given by VII CPC, while restoration after 12 years was recommended by V CPC and the fact is accepted to the Govt. that the recovery is completely made in 12 years.
  
5- The VII CPC has not given any analysis of the data if any with the Govt., of those
 Pensioners who died every year before completion of 12 years after their retirement
 from Govt. service, on the basis of which the risk factor is based to let the recovery
 continue for 15 years even if the recovery completes in 12 years.

6-   Even if there is any risk factor, the Govt. itself should bear it in public interest rather than making recovery from those poor pensioners who survive even after 12 years of their retirement and fight with different kinds of problems in their old age period.

        Therefore the Analysis and Recommendation, on the aforesaid subject, made by VII CPC by ignoring the facts is not sustainable. The demand made on this subject is genuine which should be reconsidered to review the matter on the basis of the points brought to your kind notice.
                                                                                                      Yours Sincerely
                                                            
                                                                                                       ( K.P.SINGH )
                                                                                         65- Engineers Enclave Jakhan,
                                                                                            Rajpur Road, Dehradun

Copy to :-

1)      M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of  Central Govt. Employees and
      Workers.
2)      T.K.R Pillai, General Secretary, All India Association of Administrative Staff  
      (Non Gazetted)
3)      Shiv Gopal Mishra, Convener - National Joint Council of Action and Secretary, JCM (Staff Side), New Delhi


SHRI KHAJA SYED HAMEED HAS PREPARED A COMPARATIVE CHART ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF 7TH CPC WHEREIN INCREASE OF PAY HAS BEEN ANALYSISED ON THE BASIS OF EXISTING GRADE PAY. IN THIS METHOD ALSO GROUP C AND GROUP B EMPLOYEES FOUND SUFFERER. THE STATEMENT AS PREPARED BY HIM IS GIVEN BELOW:

VII th Pay Commission Injustice

 Dear Sir,
I am bringing the following to your knowledge and information of Central Government Staff that VIIth Pay commission has done injustice to 98% of the Central Government Staff by just giving a multiplication factor of around 10 times their existing Grade Pay but generously awarded more than 14 times multiplication benefit to higher officials. So please fight for uniform multiplication of 14 times of the Grade pay and for each year of service one increment at the new scale as recommended to retired employees to give justice to all.

PB I      Rs 5200-20200

Grade Pay

Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in the Pay Matrix
Multiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
1800
18000
 10 times
1900
19900 (difference +1900)
10.47
2000
21700(difference +1800)
10.85
2400
25500(difference +3700)
10.62
2800
29200(difference +3800)
10.42
Initially for first 2 stages  every Rs100/ in GP the corresponding proposed increase is 1800 0r 1900 but for GP difference of Rs 400/ at later 2 stages the corresponding increase is only Rs3700/ to Rs3800/- whereas it must be Rs1800 0r 1900 multiplied by 4times to Rs7200-7600/.
PB II      Rs 9300-34800

Grade Pay

Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in pay matrix
Multiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
4200
35400(difference +6200)
8.42 times
4600
44900 (difference +9500)
9.76
4800
47600(difference +2700)
9.91
5400
53100(difference +5500)
9.83
Initially for Rs1400/- GP difference the corresponding increase proposed is Rs6200/- but in next stage for Rs400/-GP  the proposed hike is mind blowing Rs9500/-,in next stage for Rs200/-GP the increase is Rs2700/- and for Rs600/-GP hike further increase is Rs5500/-


PB III    Rs 15600-39100

Grade Pay

Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in the Pay matrix
Multiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
5400
56100
 10.38times
6600
67700 (difference +11600)
10.25
7600
78800(difference +11100)
10.36
For a GP of Rs1200/- difference the hike proposed is Rs11600/- and for another Rs1000/- GP increase the increase given by CPC is Rs 11100/-

PB IV      Rs 37400-67000

Grade Pay

Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs)in the Pay matrix
Multiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
8700
118500(difference  +39700)
 13.62 times
8900
131100 (difference +12600)
14.73
10000
144200(difference +13100)
14.42
For a GP increase of Rs1100/- the CPC proposed a hike of Rs39700/- and for a GP difference of Rs200/- the CPC recommended a increase of Rs12600/- and for a GP increase of Rs1100/- the CPC recommended a hike of Rs13100/-

It will easily understood the members of VII th Pay commission done fixation and recommendation quite irrationally without any uniformity in a whimsical manner. If 14 times multiplication is awarded to all the staff uniformly Min.Basic will be Rs1800* 14 = 25200/-for entry level staff. Kindly publish this in your website.
Kindly fight for justice.

Thanking you Sir,

Yours sincerely
Dr.Hameed


GOVT. CONSIDERING GRATUITY FOR NPS SUBSCRIBERS
EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER: JANUARY-2016

MINIMUM WAGE STILL A DREAM FOR WORKERS

            68 years have passed after independence of India. But the need based minimum wage still appears a dream for working class. After reaching a tripartite agreement in 15th Indian Labour Conference in 1957 a scientific formula called as Dr. Akroid formula based on minimum needs of a workers to survive and work, was accepted. Based on this formula all Central trade unions and independent federations are struggling since long to achieve the demand of minimum wage.

            This time also National council JCM demanded Rs. 26000 as minimum wage to a lowest class employees based on Dr. Akroid formula as on 01.01.2014 taking the commodity prices as Rs. 11344. The rates were taken as an average price of actual market from various cities throughout the India and actual receipts obtained from the shops and consumer stores were also produced as evidence. After adding component of housing, children education and social obligations it comes to 26000.

            But the pay commission has recommended Rs. 18000 as minimum wage taking 12 monthly average of commodity prices quoted by Labour bureau Shimla which is totally contrary to Dr. Akroid Formula and the figures are imaginary not realistic.
            The pay commission has also reduced the component of expenses on social obligation and children education as 15% contrary to the Supreme Court judgment of 25% on the plea that the employees are paid children Education allowance separately. The Children Education allowance is not fully reimbursed and expenses on education have increased heavily after liberalization of the education sector. The housing component has also been reduce by the pay commission stating that employees are paid HRA separately. House Rent Allowance is not full compensation of expenditure incurred on rent of accommodation obtained by an employee Earlier 3rd Pay commission has given 7.5% as the factor for housing.

            Thus this 7th CPC has drastically cut the minimum wage.

            The website of Agriculture Ministry also maintains the record of prices of commodities which are required to compute the minimum wage. Though these prices also vary from the real retail market. But if these prices had been taken by the pay commission as an all India average of the prices as on 01.07.2015. It will work out Rs. 10810. Thus the computation of minimum wage will arrive as Rs. 19880. After adding 25% for arriving at MTS scale it will come as Rs. 24850 and to convert it as on 01.01.2016 after adding 3% as suggested by 7th CPC. The final computation will come as 25596 when rounded off it shall be Rs. 26000/-

            Without modification of minimum wage, no improvement is expected in the higher pay scales. Therefore it requires recomputation and revision. If it is revised consequently the fitment formula, multiplication factor and pay matrix will have to be revised.
            Thus it is the urgent need to revise the minimum wage.

            The NJCA, Confederation and NFPE have given charter of demands to the Government of India seeking modification in so many demands failing which all Central Government Employees will be compelled to go on indefinite strike from 1st week of March-16.

            NFPE call upon the entirely of Postal, RMS and GDS employees to act as per the agitational programme given by the Confederation and NFPE and make the Government ready to accept the genuine demands of Central Government Employees