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Saturday, December 31, 2016


NEW YEAR PLEDGE

            Let us not forget that behind every rights and benefits enjoyed by the Central Government Employees and Pensioners, there is a history of struggles, sacrifices and martyrdoms.

          Let us not forget that Petitions, Memorandums, Reminders after reminders shall serve no purpose, unless we organise with strong determination and go for a strike, whatever may be the consequences.

         Tomorrow's history will be written by those who are ready to fight and sacrifice and not by those who are paper tigers and dead horses.

       On this New Year Day, let us pledge together that we are ready for bitter struggles and bigger sacrifices for protecting our hard-earned rights and also for realising our justified demands. 

          Let us also pledge that we shall remain as an integral part of the mainstream of the Working Class and toiling masses of our  Country, and shall be in the forefront of all the struggles of the Working Class
  
           VICTORY IS OURS

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Friday, December 30, 2016

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER JANUARY-2017

REVIVE STRUGGLE
MAKE 15th FEBRUARY ONE DAY STRIKE
A GRAND SUCCESS
            A period of more than six months is going to be passed after notification of 7thCentral Pay Commission’s Report and formation of various Committees to look in to the matters of allowances, advances, pension and new pension system. National Joint council of Action of all constituent organizations had given a call of indefinite Strike from 11th Jul 2016. A group of ministers comprising Hon`ble S/Shri Raj Nath Singh, Home Minister, Arun Jaitely, Finance minister, Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister and Manoj Sinha State Minister Communication and Railway called on NJCA leaders and convened a meeting at the residence of Home Minister and after a detailed discussion it was decided that a high power committee will be constituted to look into the matters of revision of wages and fitment formula. But after their assurance no high power committee was formed and matter was simply given to anomaly Committee. Thus a very important issue was diluted. Now already more than 6 months period has elapsed. All the committees have to give their recommendations within 4 months.    Now 2 months period has been extended to these Committees.
            Now it is crystal clear that in this financial year government is not going to give anything to the employees.
            GDS Committee has also submitted its report to the Secretary (Posts) and Secretary (Post) has submitted this to Minister, Communication. Neither the copy of report has been given to the unions nor has it been published in website of the Department. We have protested on this strongly.
            In many of the region’s the revised wages and its arrear has  not been paid to the Casual Labourers.
            After implementation of demonetization postal employees have been suffering a lot. Now C.S.I.  is also going to be implemented in Postal Department which will further create more problems to staff.
            Though at the time of deferment of July -11 Strike, Confederation and NFPE was not convinced but for the sake of unity and keeping the assurance  given by the group of Ministers agreed to the decision of NJCA.
            But now seeing the attitude of Government, we cannot remain silent spectator. The formation of NFPE and Confederation has been laid on the earth of struggle.
            Keeping in view the all aspects and assessing the whole situation Confederation and NFPE decided to revive the struggle. A Series of programmes have been carried out during the period. The Parliament March conducted by Confederation and NFPE was a grand success despite all odds i.e. bad weather, cancellation of hundreds of trains and flights and Cyclone in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh.
            In the Parliament March, the date of One Day Strike on 15th February -2017 was declared by Confederation leadership which was approved unanimously by the members assembled in rally.
            The Federal Secretariat of NFPE held on 19.12.2016 at NFPE Office, North Avenue New Delhi has also endorsed the decision of strike unanimously.
            We cannot remain silent spectator in this situation. We have to protest the retrograde policies of Government of India which are against the interests of common workers and common people. We have to eradicate the psycho fear of Government from the minds of workers.
            Keeping in mind our original Mantra”Unity for struggle and struggle for unity”   we have to march forward on the path of struggle to defeat the anti working class policies of Government and we have to achieve our genuine and legitimate demands.
             NFPE calls upon the entirety of Postal , RMS and GDS employees to take all effective measurers to make the One Day Strike  on 15th February -2017 a Grand Success.
Inquilab Zindabad

Working Class Zindabad
Confederation Zindabad
                                                                                          NFPE Zindabad

Thursday, December 29, 2016

ON 30th DECEMBER 2016, SIX MONTHS WILL BE COMPLETED AFTER THE “GREAT” ASSURANCE GIVEN BY THREE HONB’LE CABINET MINISTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT TO NJCA LEADERS.

30th JUNE 2016 WILL BE REMEMBERED AS “BETRAYAL DAY” BY 33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND 34 LAAKHS PENSIONERS.

30th DECEMBER IS A “BLACK DAY” FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS.

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ARE NEVER CHEATED LIKE THIS BY ANY PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS AFTER INDEPENDENCE. 
ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2017

·       AGAINST THE BREACH OF ASSURANCE AND BETRAYAL BY GROUP OF MINISTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT.

·      TO UPHOLD THE SELF-RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF 33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND 34 LAKHS PENSIONERS.

ABOUT 15 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND AUTONOMOUS BODY EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE STRIKE


v  Central Government employees and Pensioners betrayed by NDA Govt. by breach of assurance given by Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Shiri Arun Jaitely and Shri Suresh Prabhu regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. This is the worst pay revision after 2nd CPC report in 1960. Government implemented the report without any modification suggested by Staff side (JCM). In 1960 entire employees went on five days strike.

v  Central Government Pensioners and Family Pensioners betrayed by NDA Government by not implementing Option-I (parity) recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by Cabinet.

v  Autonomous bodies employees betrayed by NDA Government by issuing instructions NOT TO IMPLEMENT 7th CPC benefits to Autonomous body employees and Pensioners UNTIL FURTHER ORDERS.

v  Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department betrayed by NDA Government by not extending the benefits of 7th CPC to them and also by not publishing the separate one-man committee report already submitted to the Government.

v  Thousands of Casual, Part-time, contingent employees, daily rated mazdoors and contract workers are betrayed by the NDA Government by not regularizing their services and by not revising their wages on the principle of “Equal Pay for Equal Work”.

v  7th CPC Submitted its report after 21 months on 19th November 2015. Even after 13 months the NDA Government has not implemented the revised HRA, Transport Allowance and all other Allowances. Government is deliberately delaying it further to deny implementation from 01.01.2016 and also to delay it to next Financial year 2017, thereby denying arrears.

v  Government betrayed Central Government employees and Pensioners by denying eligible 3% Dearness Allownace with effect from 01.07.2016. DA for pre-revised Minimum pay of 7000 is 7% = 490 per month. Same pre-revised pay of 7000 revised to 18000 after merger of 125% DA as on 01.01.2016. New DA granted for revised minimum pay of 18000 is 2% = 360 per month. Thus there is a recurring loss of Rs. 130/- per month in DA granted to Minimum pay. For other higher pay scales the loss is still higher.

v  In the past, only one Committee before implementation of CPC report and one Anomaly Committed after implementation was constituted. This time Committee after Committees are constituted but no negotiated settlement with the JCM (NC) staff side on any of the issue, but only one-way hearing of the views of the staff side. Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowances Committee, Pension (Option-1) Committee, Anomaly Committee, New Pension System (NPS) Committee and Senior officers Committee (?) to discuss the issues arising out of 7th CPC recommendations. (no formal orders constituting the Group of Senior Offices Committee and no terms of reference made public). Almost six months are over after Cabinet approving pay scales and one year is over after submission of 7th CPC report, but no outcome of any committee).

v  No negotiated settlement on Confederation’s 21 Point Charter of demands which includes increase in minimum pay, Fitment formula, no reduction of HRA rate, Revision of all allownaces, Restoration of abolished Advances, Option-1 for pensioners, Scrap New Pension System, Autonomous bodies wage revision, GDS Issues, Casual Labour issues, MACP promotional hierarchy and “Very good” bench mark, filling up of vacancies, removal of 5% compassionate appointment restriction, Five promotions, LDC/UDC pay upgradation, Parity in pay scales with Central Secretariat Staff, removal of CCL adverse condition, equal pay for equal work etc.

WHAT HAPPENED ON 30TH JUNE 2016 ?
AND WHO BETRAYED THE EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ?

On the night of 30th June 2016, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways informed the Secretary, JCM (NC) Staff side Shri Shiv Gopal Misra that the Prime Minister had empowered three Cabinet Ministers, viz: Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitely, Hon’ble Fiance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Railways Minister, to negotiate with the staff side, JCM (NC), and invited staff side (JCM) for a meeting at the Official residence of Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister on the same night 21:30 hrs. On persistent demand of the staff side (JCM), the Group of Ministers assured that the issue of increase in the Minimum wage and Fitment formula will be referred to a High Level Committee and the Committee will submit its report to the Government within four months.

NOW SIX MONTH’S ARE ALMOST OVER.
WHERE IS THE HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE REPORT?

CHEATING……………….CHEATING………………….. CHEATING

WHEN CABINET MINISTERS BETRAY, WHAT SHALL WE DO?

STRIKE…………….STRIKE……………….. STRIKE

Strike is the only BEFITTING REPLY to those who betrayed the cause of the Central Government employees and pensioners.

We cannot go on begging before the NDA Government.

WORKERS ARE NOT BEGGARS.

Let us make the 15th February 2017 one day strike a resounding success.
Let us not surrender our prestige and self-respect before those who betrayed our cause.

Fraternally yours,


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation

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Amendment of All India Service (Death Cum Retirement Benefits Rules, 1958 in terms of the provisions in CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. (Click the link below to view)
Grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension-Revised rate effective from 1.7.2016 on implementation of decision taken on recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission. (Click the link below to view)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

CONFEDERATION SERVED STRIKE NOTICE TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ON 28th DECEMBER 2016 



No. Confdn/Strike/2016-19                                                                     Dated - 28th December 2016

To,

The Cabinet Secretary
Cabinet Secretariat
Government of India
Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

This is to give notice that employees who are members of the affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on one-day strike on 15th February 2017. The Charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one-day strike action in enclosed.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Encl: -  Charter of Demands
   

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6thJuly 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.   Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Publish GDS Committee report immediately.
5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.
6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
7.  Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8.  Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
9.   Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.
10.  Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.  Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.
12.  Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13.  Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.  Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15.  Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.  Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17.  Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.
18.  Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.


MACP ON PROMOTIONAL 
HIERARCHY
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Case Status              Status : PENDING

Status of Special Leave Petition (Civil)    21803    OF   2014

UNION OF INDIA & ORS.   .Vs.   M.V. MOHANAN NAIR

Pet. Adv. : MR. MUKESH KUMAR MARORIA  Res. Adv. : MR. C. K. SASI

Subject Category : MATTERS RELATING TO JUDICIARY MATTERS PERTAINING TO EMPLOYEES OF DISTRICT COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

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Saturday, December 24, 2016



15TH FEBRUARY 2017 ONE DAY STRIKE

Campaign programme of national secretariat members of confederation of central govt. employees & workers.

Sl.
State
Place
Date
Leaders attending
1.
Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada









11-01-2017
P.Suresh
K.V.Jayaraj
A.Balasundaram
R.B. Suresh
Nageswar Rao
T.Narasimhan
Mani Achari
Usha Boneppalli
P.Panduranga Rao.
2.
Assam
Guwahati



16-01-2017
Ashokkumar Kanojia
Tapas Bose
Subir Kr.Majumdar
Janardhan Majumdar

3.
Bihar
Patna
10-02-2017
Giriraj Singh
Shantanu Bhattacharya
Janardhan Majumdar
4.
Chattisgarh
Raipur
17-01-2017
Rupak Sarkar
P.Suresh
5.
Delhi
All Important Centres in Delhi
-
President, Secretary General and all other available National Secretariat Members in Delhi.
6.
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
18-01-2017
R.N.Parashar
Ashok Kumar Kanojia.
7.
Haryana
Ambala, Faridabad
20-01-2017
21.01.2017
K.K.N.Kutty
K.P.Singh
Giriraj Singh
8.
Himachal Pradesh
Shimla
12-01-2017
Virendra Tiwari
S.B.Yadav
Vrigu Bhattacharjee
9.
Jammu & Kashmir
-
-
-
10.
Jharkhand
Ranchi
11-01-2017
Shantanu Bhattacharyya
Janardhan Majumdar
Umashankar Chakravarthy.

11.
Karnataka
Bangalore
03-01-2017
27-01-2017
M.S.Raja
Vrigu Bhattacharjee
M.Krishnan
P.S.Prasad
R.Seethalakshmi
12.

Kerala
Trivandrum
-
M.Krishnan
Gopalakrishnan Nair
13.
Maharashtra
Mumbai
Nagpur
12-01-2017 to 14-01-2017
R .N. Parashar
Vrigu Bhattacharjee
Ravi Nair
R.P. Singh
K. V. Jayaraj
Nilesh D. Nasare
14.
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
Gwalior
Jabalpur
07-02-2017 to 10-02-2017
M.S.Raja
R.N.Parashar
Rupak Sarkar
T.K.R.Pillai
Gurprit Singh
Yaswanth Purohit.
15.
North East
Shillong
03-02-2017
R.Seethalekshmi
Arup Chatterjee.
16.
Odisha
Bhubaneswar
08-02-2017
M.S.Raja
M.Krishnan
17.
Punjab
Chandigarh
10-01-2017
Rupak Sarkar
Virendra Tiwari
18.
Rajasthan
Jaipur
06-01-2017
24-01-2017
M.S. Raja
R.N.Parashar
K.K.N.Kutty.
19.
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
25-01-2017
M.Krishnan
P. Suresh
Vrigu Bhattacharjee
S.Santhosh Kumar
Panduraga Rao. Pl
Mani Achari
20.
Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow







Kanpur

Allahabad
10-02-2017







12-01-2017

03-02-2017
R.N.Parashar
J.P. Singh
Virendra Tiwari
S.B.Yadav
Subhash Misra
Subhash Chandra Pandey
Vikram Shah

Rupak Sarkar

K.K.N.Kutty
21.
Uttarakhand
Dehradun
18-01-2017
K.K.N.Kutty
R.Seethalekshmi
Virendra Tiwari
S.B.Yadav.
22.
West Bengal
Kolkata
Gangtok
-
R.N.Parashar
Giriraj Singh
Pijush Roy
Arup Chatterjee
Tapas Bose
Bibhas Dey.

23.
Telangana
Hyderabad
24-01-2017
P.Suresh
K.V.Jayaraj
Balasundaram
R.B.Suresh
Nageswar Rao
T.Narasimhan
Mani Achari
Usha Boneppalli

To
     
      1.       All National Secretariat Members.
      2.       All Affiliated Organisations
      3.       General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs.

Dear comrades,
1.   Please see the above campaign programme.  All C-O-Cs are requested to take necessary action to arrange the meetings with maximum participation of employees.  All Affiliated organisations should give instructions to their local units to ensure maximum participation of their members in the meeting.  If the date mentioned is not convenient C-O-Cs can change the date in consultation with the National Secretariat Members allotted to their place.  Phone numbers of all National Secretariat members are published below. Leaders allotted to each place should also contact each other.

2.  In addition to the above, separate campaign programme should be conducted by each affiliated organisations without fail.  C-O-Cs should also conduct intensive campaign covering all the important centres in their states.  This is most important.

3.   Serve Strike Notice on 28th October, 2016:
All affiliated organisations are once again requested to serve the strike notice on 28thOctober 2017 to their Head of the Departments.  Copy of the strike notice should be served to all lower authorities after conducting mass demonstrations.

4.  If any organisation could not serve strike notice to their Head of the Departments on 28thOctober, 2016, it should be served on any date before 15th January 2017.



M. Krishnan,
Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers,
Mob: 09447068125

Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com