Friday, June 30, 2017
CONFEDERATION DISOWNS THE STATEMENT OF SECRETARY, STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM
Com Shiv Gopal Misra, Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM & General Secretary, All India Railway Men's Federation has issued a Press statement "welcoming and thanking " the decision of the Central Government regarding implementation of the revised allowances to Central Government employees . The statement has created an impression among some section of employees that all the organisations of National Council JCM (including organisations affiliated to Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers) are of the same opinion and all the leaders of the JCM Staff Side has cheated the employees. To put the records straight, Confederation National Secretariat like to make it clear that our opinion was not sought by Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM, before issuing such a statement. We have already given a call to the employees to hold nationwide protest demonstrations against betrayal of the NDA Government. Confederation alone has conducted a series of agitational programmes against the negative attitude of the NDA Govt. towards Employees and Pensioners, including 15th December 2016 Parliament March, 16th March 2017 one day strike , 23rd May 2017 Mass dharna in front of Finance Ministers office , 22nd June 2017 Human Chain etc. Confederation National Secretariat strongly disagree with certain views and comments made by Secretary, Staff Side, and organisations affiliated to Confederation who have representation in JCM totally disown the statement. We strongly condemn the unilateral attitude of Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM. The statement issued by the three Standing Committee Members of Staff Side National Council JCM who are representing Confederation in the JCM Standing Committee is furnished below.
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STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF SIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM, REPRESENTING CONFEDERATION DISAGREE AND DISOWN THE STATEMENT OF SRI. SHIV GOPAL MISRA, SECRETARY, STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM
It was extremely unfortunate that the Staff Side Secretary through his press statement issued yesterday has chosen to praise the Modi Government over the decisions it had taken on various demands of the Central Govt. employees. The said statement was issued apparently without causing any consultation either formally or informally with the other members of the Staff Side, in any case not at all in consultation with the signatories of this statement. We, being the members of the Standing Committee, emphatically disagree and distance ourselves from the position taken by him in the Press Statement.
There had been no justification for the 7th CPC to reduce the rate of HRA by an imagined factor of 0.8. Neither during the discussions, the staff side had with the committee headed by the Expenditure Secretary, nor in the press release issued after the Cabinet meeting, the Govt. had advanced any logic for their decision to restore the rate of HRA only for those who draw pay at the level of Rs.18000. There had been no appreciation of any of the concerns or issues raised by the staff side and whatever decisions so far taken by the Govt. was inconsonance with the views and recommendations of the top echelons of the bureaucracy, be in the matter of allowances, minimum wage, fitment factor, rejection of option no.1 for the pensioners or withdrawal of NPS. There is no justification, whatsoever, for denial of arrears of HRA with effect from 01.01.2016.
The highly defective computation of minimum wage by the 7th CPC and the consequent denial of a reasonable wage structure, withdrawal of existing allowances and benefits, virtual abrogation of the time bound promotion to the lower category of employees; rejection of option No. 1 to pensioners, refusal to grant atleast a minimum guaranteed pension under NPS, denial of arrears of HRA from 01.01.2016 require the strongest condemnation.
The fact that decisions taken by the Govt. on 7th CPC issues are clear reflections of Modi Government's. anti- labour attitude ought to have been, what the staff side secretary conveyed through his press release. His statement has, as stated earlier sadly reflects the total disconnect between the common Central Govt. employees and JCM staff side leadership.
Had it been the statement on behalf of the AIRF, we would not have issued this denouncement at all, as we consider that it is the prerogative of each organisation to view things in their perspective and formulate their opinions.
KKN Kutty M. Krishnan M. S. Raja
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
URGENT / IMPORTANT.
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING
Meeting of National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at BENGALURU (Karnataka) on 9th August 2017 Wednesday from 10.30 AM. All National Sectt Members requested to attend the meeting without fail. Detailed notice will be issued shortly. Please book your travel tickets immediately
RESTORATION OF FULL PENSION OF ABSORBEE PENSIONERS IN VIEW OF THE ORDER DATED 01.09.2016 OF HONORABLE SUPREME COURT IN CIVIL APPEAL NO. 6048/2010 AND CIVIL APPEAL NO. 6371/2010 (Click the link below to view) http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/23june.pdf
Friday, June 23, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
After formation of the Homan Chain, the following pledge should be read out loudly in local language by some leaders, if possible through sound amplifier, and those employees and pensioners in the Human chain should jointly repeat each line loudly(Hindi Version of the pledge appeared in the Confederation web site).
Sunday, June 18, 2017
7th CPC Revised Pay Rules - Gazette Notification - Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 (Click the link below to view)
Monday, June 12, 2017
ORGANISE ORGANISE ORGANISE ORGANISE
PROTEST PROTEST PROTEST PROTEST
HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS
ON 22nd JUNE 2017
AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF THE BJP-LED NDA GOVERNMENT
· High Level Committee, assured by the Group of Minsters, not yet constituted. First anniversary of the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister’s assurance will be on 30.06.2017. No increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula.
· 7th CPC took 18 + 2 months only for submitting report after examining the entire service conditions, pay scales, allowances, Pensionary benefits of about one crore Employees and Pensioners including military personnel. Allowance Committee took almost 12 months for examining only 52 allowances!! BJP Government is deliberately delaying the revised allowances to deny arrears.
· Option-I parity for pensioners recommended by 7th CPC and accepted (??) by cabinet, mercilessly rejected by appointing a feasibility Committee.
· NPS Committee is for further strengthening NPS and not for withdrawal of NPS or for guaranteeing minimum pension as 50% of last pay drawn.
· MACP promotion denied to thousand of employees by imposing stringent conditions on bench mark.
· Gramin Dak Sevak Committee Report submitted to Government on 24.11.2016 (Seven months over) still under process.
· Exploitation of casual and contract workers continues. Equal pay for equal work denid.
· Autonomous body employees and pensioners cheated by Government by denying their legitimate wage revision and pension revision.
· No negotiated settlement on the charter of demands submitted to Government by JCM (staff side) and Confederation.
ORGANISE HUMAN CHAIN TO DEMONSTRATE OUR STRONGEST PROTEST, ANGER AND DISCONTENTMENT
EXTENDING THE BENEFIT OF PENSION REVISION TO THE EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS WHO ARE ABSORBED IN THE CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS – LATEST POSITION
Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare has issued OM No. 38/37/2016 – P&PW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 regarding implementations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners and Family Pensioners etc. In para 7 (a) of aforesaid OM, it was mentioned that –
“Where the Government servants on permanent absorption in public sector undertakings/Autonomous bodies continue to draw pension separately from the government, the pension of such absorbes will be updated in terms of these orders. In cases where the Government servants have drawn one time lump-sum terminal benefits equal to 100% of their pensions and have become entitled to the restoration of one-third commuted portion of pension as per the instructions issued by this Department from time to time, their cases will not be covered by these orders. Orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately.”
In the orders dated 10.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 Shri K. Ganesan Vs Union of India, it was mentioned that ----
“Having heard learned Counsel for the appellants, and having persued the record of the case, we find no justification whatsoever to interfere with the impugned order, directing restoration of 2/3rdin respect of the respondent herein, after expiry of the requisite period of commutations. The instant appeal is accordingly dismissed.”
In the same order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6371 of 2010 Shri K. L. Dhall & Anr Vs Union of India, it is stated that ----
“Heard Learned casual for the rival parties. In view of the dismissal of Civil Appeal No. 6048 of 2010 by us today (Union of India and another Vs K. Ganeshan (dead) By Lrd), this appeal has to be accepted. Accordingly, the instant appeal is allowed. The impugned order of the High Court is set aside. It is directed that the appellants shall be entitled for restoration of their 2/3rd Portion after the expiry of the requisite period of commutation.”
After consultation with Department of Expenditure and Department of Legal affairs, two Review Petitions have been filed by the Government in the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide Review Petitions No. 465/2017 and Review Petition 472/2017 against the order dated 01.03.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 (Shri K. Ganesan Vs Union of India) and Civil Appeal No. 6371 of 2010 (Shri. K. L. Dhall & Anr Vs. Union of India). The Review petition came up for hearing in the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 22.03.2017. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has dismissed both the Review Petition vide order 22nd March 2017.
Government has now informed that since, the above orders dated 01.09.2010 of Hon’ble Supreme Court has a bearing on the question of revision of one-third restored pension of the absorbed pensioners, no orders for the revision of one-third pension in such cases could be issued so far. The matter would be examined in the light of dismissal of the Review Petitions mentioned above.
SCRAP NPS – STOP OUTSOURCING
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – 10.06.2016 – DELHI
Decided to intensify joint struggle against NPS and outsourcing by organizing nationwide intensive campaign and mobilization leading to a bigger trade Union action including strike demanding “withdraw contributory Pension System and stop outsourcing of Government functions”.
About 1000 delegates, mostly NPS employees, participated in the National Convention held at MPCU shah Auditorium, Delhi on 10.06.2017. The National Convention was presided over by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and Com. Subhash Lamba Senior leader of All India State Government Employees Federation.
Com. Tapan Sen, MP, Rajya Sabha and General Secretary, CITU, who inaugurated the National Convention called upon the Central and State Government employees to launch sustained struggle for compelling the Government to withdraw NPS and stop outsourcing of Government functions. He explained in detail the impact of the neo-liberal policy offensives unleashed by the BJP-led NDA Government on the common people and working class of our country and also divisive politics of the ruling class to weaken the unity of the working class.
Com. A Sreekumar, General Secretary, AISGEF, presented the draft declaration for adoption in the convention.
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers addressed the house supporting the declaration. Com. M. S. Raja, Com. R. N. Parashar (Confederation) Com. Ashok Thool, Com. Ved Prakash Sharma, Com. Gade Srinivasalu Naidu (AISGEF) also addressed the Convention. The house adopted the declaration and the proposed programme of action unanimously. Com. Mangul Kumar Das (AISGEF) Welcomed the leaders and delegates and Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Confederation) proposed vote of thanks.
Extracts from the declaration adopted by the National Convention on 10.06.2017
“Defined Contributory Pension Scheme does not guarantee returns. Benefits depends upon as to how the investment has fared in the stock market. The stock markets have never remained strong over a long period of time. It is not only volatile but susceptible to manipulation and machinations. The global financial crisis in 2008 has been the product of investment derivative manipulations. It wiped out the earnings of lakhs of workers, employees, teachers and many others. No Government came to render help to those unfortunate losers, whereas bail-out packages of millions of dollars was roled out to rescue culprits. On one “fine” morning, the workers lost everything including hope.”
“Large number of employees have joined the Central Services since 2004 and so is the case with the various state Governments, who have adopted the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme in replacement of Defined Benefit Pension Scheme. It is estimated that they presently constitute almost one-third of the total employees in Government departments in the country. The deeper study of the functioning of the Contributory Pension Scheme has proved that the promised better returns in the form of Annuity is nothing but an ever eluding mirage.”
“It is satisfying to note that the employees due to the consistent efforts undertaken by the Confederation and State Government Employees Federation have begun to observe the dimension of the problem and the support and solidarity provided by the democratically elected Government to the corporate houses. It is also equally gratifying that the young comrades have also begun to realize that this has to be resisted and defeated.”
“The Government employees has to emphatically demand that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme imposed in replacement of the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme must be scrapped to end the untenable discrimination of the Pre-2004 and post 2004 entrants to Government service and reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme that was in vogue for a century and more. In other words the Government must come forward to amend PFRD Act to exclude the Central and State Government employees from its ambit and operation.”
“This National Convention being held under the auspices of the Joint platform of Confederation of Central Government Employees Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation calls upon all the Central and State Government employees to rally behind the charter of issues and demands included in the declaration adopted by the Convention, hold sustained and continuous programme of action and organize strike action to compel the Government to repeal the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme and halt all sorts of contractorisation, casualization and outsourcing of Government functions.”
“This convention also appeals, especially to the younger generation employees to realize that their hard earned savings are being channelized into the hands of the monopoly capital to subserve their efforts in maximization of profit. This convention also appeals to them to understand the politics behind the policies and the pernicious impact of the neo-liberal economic policies on the life and livelihood of the multitude of their countrymen and be part and parcel of the global and national resistance being built against the globalization policies for the intensification of which pension reform process and informalisation of employment was ushered in by the World bank and IMF.”
PROGRAMME OF ACTION
1. State level Joint Conventions before 31.08.2017 and formation of state level Joint Action Committees.
2. District/ Taluk level conventions before 31.10.2017.
3. Mass Dharna of Central and State Government Employees at all important centres on 21stNovember 2017 (21.11.2017, Tuesday).
4. Raj Bhawan March (date will be finalized later).
5. Nationwide campaign Jathas covering all districts of all states (dates will be finalized later).
6. Massive Parliament March (date will be finalized later)
Next Phase of action will be declared by the Joint Acton Committee before the Parliament March.
National Level Joint Action Committee
The following are the members of the National Level Joint Action Committee.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1. Com. K. K. N. Kutty 2. Com. M. Krishnan, 3. Com. M. S. Raja
4. Com. R. N. Parashar 5. Com. Rupak Sarkar 6. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee
7. Com. R. Seeethalakshmi
ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
1. Com. A. Sreekumar 2. Com. Subhash Lamba 3. Com. Mangul Kumas Das
4. Com. Himanshu Sarkar 5. Com. Vedprakash Sharma 6. Com. Ashok Thool
7. Com. Ashim Kumar Pal
TAKE A LEAD ROLE IN IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAMMES
1. All Affiliates of Confederation
2. All C-O-Cs
3. All National Secretariat Members
You are requested to give wide publicity to the decision of the National Convention among employees and take a lead role in implementing the programme of action adopted by the Convention (as given above) in consultation and jointly with the All India state Government Employees Federation.
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