Thursday, March 28, 2013
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MOVEMENT LAUNCHED BY THE CONFEDERATION CULMINATING IN A STRIKE ON 12.12.12 PAVES WAY FOR A UNITED PLATFORM OF ALL C.G.EMPOLOYEES UNDER THE JOINT BANNER OF ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN FEDERATION - ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION - & CONFEDERATION OF C.G.EMPLOYEES.
NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE ENTIRETY OF C.G.EMPLOYEES ON 29th APRIL DEMANDING CONSTITUTION OF 7th PAY COMMISSION IS CALLED UPON BY THE ABOVE ORGANISATIONS.
Conf/26/2013 Dated: 24.3.2013
We invite your attention to the efforts undertaken by us after the 12th December, one day strike action to bring about a united action by the Railway, Defence and other Central Government employees on certain pressing demands. In this connection you will recall that Com. S.K. Vyas, our President had been writing and following it up with telephonic conversations to bring about such a platform for action. We are happy to inform you that the AIRF and AIDEF has now agreed to bring about a joint platform of action to project two important demands of the CGEs. Viz. the setting up of the 7th CPC and the withdrawal of the PFRDA Bill.
We send herewith the joint Circular letter issued by the three organizations on 23.3.2013 calling upon its units to organize a joint demonstration on 29th April, 2013 in front of all offices throughout the country. The affiliates and State Committees are requested to take initiative in organizing the programme with maximum participation of members of the three organizations at a mutually agreed Central place in all Cities/towns and other places. All Units should be requested to send the telegram to the Prime Minister and a report of the extent of participation sent to the Confederation CHQ by 3rd May, 2013. We shall review the participation in the programme at our National Conference at Kolkata.
COPY OF JOINT LETTER
ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN FEDERATION
4, State Entry Road,New Delhi-110055.CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
Manishinath Bhawan. A2/95 Rajouri Gardn,
New Delhi. 110 027
ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
S.M. Joshi Bhawan, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Road, Kirkee, PUNE. 3
As you are aware, the Government in reply to a question raised in the Parliament has stated that setting up of the 7thCentral Pay Commission for effecting wage revision of central Government employees is not presently under its consideration. You will recall, that a similar statement was made by the then Finance Minister, when the demand for setting up the 6th CPC was raised by the employees. The Joint movement of the Central Government employees, for which we created the platform of the Steering Committee of the organizations participating in the JCM under the leadership of Late Com. J.P. Chaubey, the then General Secretary of All India Railway men Federation could ensure that the Government rescind its stand then and set up the 6th CPC. The real value of wages determined by the 6th CPC has now been eroded to the extent of above 100% due to the unprecedented inflation in the economy and spiraling rise in the prices of essential commodities. While the Government permits wage negotiation and revision in the fully owned Public Sector Undertakings every five years, the denial to revise the wages of Central Government employees despite such large scale erosion in the real value of wages is absolutely unjustified.
The Government had been persisting with the enactment of the PRFDA Bill in the Parliament in almost all sessions ever since the UPA II Government took over. Ironically they could elicit support from the main Opposition Party in the country for this ill advised enactment. Lakhs of new workers who have joined in various organizations of the Government since2004 are worried of their future, which is forlorn and bleak, in the wake of the denial of an age old social security scheme of Pension. We have been together opposing this move right from the day, the NDA Government introduced the bill in the Parliament in 2003. However, our efforts, actions and objections have all been ignored with disdain by the Government. Though they could not muster enough support required to pass the bill in the Parliament, the Union Cabinet has recently taken the decision to allow 49% FDI in the pension fund.
We are to channelize our efforts through a wider platform of Unity. Efforts are on anvil to bring about such a platform. In the meantime, we have decided to call upon all Units and Branches of AiRF, Confederation and AIDEF to organize Demonstration on 29th April, 2013. in front of all offices and send the following telegram to the Prime Minister.
WITHDRAW PFRDA BILL AND SET UP THE 7TH CPC
TO EFFECT WAGE REVISION OF CENTRAL
Name of the Unit:……………………Place:…………………..
Sd/- Sd/- sd/-
SHIVGOPAL MISRA KKN. KUTTY. C. SRiKUMAR.
General Secretary, AIRF Secretary General. Confederation. General Secretary.AIDEF.
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NOTICE OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF C.G. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS TO BE HELD AT KOLKATA IN MAY 2013
N O T I C E
Notice is hereby given for the 24th National Conference of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers at Kolkata on 4th, 5th and 6th May, 2013 to discuss the following agenda.
1.Confirmation of the minutes of the 23rd Conference held at Delhi from 4th to 6th December, 2009.
2. Presentation, discussion and adoption of:
(a) Report for the period 2009-13;
(b) Accounts for the period 2009-13.
3. Amendment to the Constitution, if any; (proposal from the delegates must reach the CHQ before 15.4.2013.
4. Presentation, discussion and adoption of Resolution on Policy and progamme.
5. Consideration and adoption of Resolution on demands (Draft resolution must reach CHQ by 15.4.2013)
6. Election Of office bearers i.e. Members of the National Secretariat.
7. Appointment of Auditor.
8. Any other matter with the permission of the Chair
The inaugural session of the 24th National Conference will be held at 4.00PM at Shramik Mandal Kendra, Kankurgachi, Kolkata 54 on 4th May, 2013. Subject session will be at Sukanta Mancha, Beliagfhata, Kolkata, on 5th and 6th May, 2013.
The Reception Committee set up by the Host Unit; the Confederation West Bengal State Committee will intimate the other arrangements in connection with the Conference. Delegate fee shall be Rs. 500 per delegate.
The Composition of the Conference as per the provisions of the Constitution is as under:-
Art. 9A. National Conference:
Shall consist of (a) members of the National Secretariat i.e. the office bearers;(b) National Executive Committee members;(c) National Council members (d) delegates selected by the respective affiliate on the basis of their paid up membership as under:-
Upto 250 1
For every additional members exceeding 50000 one delegate for every 10000 members subject to a maximum of 20.
Article 9B,9C,9D and Clauses 6 and 7 of Part II of the Constitution are reproduced for the sake of ready reference.
9B. National Council. The National Council shall consist of (a) Office bearers (b) National Executive Committee members (c) The chief executives (General Secretary or Secretary General as the case may be) of all affiliated Associations/Unions (in the case of NFPE, the Chief executives of all its affiliated unions/Associations)(d) the Secretaries of all State Committees.
9C National executive Committee. The National Executive shall consist of (a) Office bearers (i.e. members of the National Secretariat) (b) one member nominated by the affiliated Associations/Federation having paid up membership of more than three thousand and who are not represented in the National Sectt. as an office bearer.
9D. National Secretariat shall consist of the elected office bearers.
Clause 6 of Part II. Each state Committee shall have five delegates in the National Conference who shall have the right to participate in the deliberations and other activities of the National Council but shall not have the right to vote. The Secretary of each of the State Committee shall be the delegates to the National Conference and shall also be the member of the National Council and shall have the right to vote as a Delegate/Councillor.
Clause 7. Of part II. Each State Committee of the Confederation of CentralGovernment employees and workers shall remit Rs. 1000/- p.a to be eligible for sending the State Secretary as a delegate to the National Conference. For every additional onethousand rupees remitted per annum (subject to a maximum of Rs. 5000 per annum) the State Committee shall be eligible to depute one associate member for every additional one thousand rupees remitted.
To : All members of the National Secretariat, National Executive Committee and National Council and the affiliates and the State Committees. ( to be sent by Post)
Thursday, March 14, 2013
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHAUNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1820
Implementation of equal wages to contract workers working in permanent job1820 . SHRI RAMACHANDRA KHUNTIA
(a)whether the Ministry is considering the proposal of equal wages to contract workers working in permanent job;
(b)if so, by when this proposal is going to be implemented by Government; and
(c)whether it is a fact that in other developed countries like USA, UK and Japan, the contract labour doing the equal job of regular employees even same time get more money per hour a day?
ANSWER(SHRI KODIKUNNIL SURESH)
(a) & (b): Provisions already exist under the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 under Rule 25 (2) (v) (a) that in cases where the workmen employed by the contractor perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment, the wage rates, holidays, hours of work etc. shall be the same as applicable to the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment on the same or similar kind of work.
(c): The wage rates of the contract workers in India are regulated as per the provisions of Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 irrespective of the fact as to how the wages of the contract workers are fixed in developed countries.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 235 FOR 13TH MARCH 2013 BY SHRI K.N. BALAGOPAL REGARDING “ALL INDIA STRIKE BY TRADE UNIONS”.
(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. Government was aware of the two days all India Strike by different trade unions on February 20 and 21, 2013. A meeting was convened by Union Minister of Labour & Employment with the representatives of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) on 13th February, 2013 to discuss the charter of demands. The demands of CTUs were discussed at length. It was clarified to the Union representatives that their demands would be looked into by the Government and they were requested to withdraw strike. The Hon’ble Prime Minister also made an appeal to CTUs to withdraw their country-wide General Strike. Subsequently, a group of Senior Ministers of the Cabinet held a meeting with the representatives of the major CTUs on 18th February, 2013. The GoM assured the representatives of CTUs that Government is serious on the demands related to working class and taking all possible measures to redress them. They also appealed to the representatives of CTUs to reconsider their stand for going on strike.
(c): Government has taken various measures to address the concerns raised by the trade unions. Particular attention is drawn to the huge amount of food subsidy incurred by the Government to ensure availability of food grains to the poor at very concessional rate through the Public Distribution System. The Government’s efforts to pass the Food Security Bill in the Parliament will further increase the availability of subsidized food grains to the larger segments of the population. Ministry of Labour & Employment has prepared a National Employment Policy to ensure that the growth process is inclusive and equitable. The policy has been drafted with a view to mainstreaming employment into policy making for socio-economic development of the country. It will provide a proper framework towards achieving the goal of remunerative and decent employment for all women and men in the labour force. So far enforcement of labour laws in Central Sphere is concerned, there exists a well-defined and effective machinery. Similar arrangements are also available in the States. The Government has enacted Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008. The Government of India has also set up National Social Security Fund (NSSF) with a corpus of Rs.1000 crore. National Social Security Board (NSSB) has also been constituted which is advising the Government from time to time on Social Security Schemes. Action is being taken to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 wherein it is, inter-alia, proposed that in case where the contract labour perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly appointed by the principal employer, the wage rates, holidays, social security provisions of contract labour shall be the same as are available to the directly appointed workmen on the roll of principal employer. Further, a Bill is being brought before the Parliament to amend the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 to provide a National Floor Level Minimum Wage
Full details of Rajya Sabha Q&A:
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHASTARRED QUESTION NO-235
All India strike by trade unions235 . SHRI K.N. BALAGOPAL
(a)whether Government was aware about the two day all India strike by different trade unions and associations on February 20 and 21, 2013;
(b)if so, the details of the steps taken by Government to address their issues and avoid the strike; and
(c)whether Government is planning any measures to address the concerns raised by the trade unions?
ANSWER(SHRI MALLIKARJUN KHARGE)
(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House. **see above**
Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A
Monday, March 11, 2013
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Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
Dated : 25.2.2013.
All Chief Postmasters General
All Regional Postmasters General
Director, RAKNPA, Ghaziabad
Director, Postal Training Centers.
Sub: - Remotely Managed Franking Machines for Departmental Offices.
Ref: - (i) This office letter number 9-6/2007-PO dated 1.7.2010.
(ii) This office letter number 9-6/2007-PO dated 12.8.2011
(iii) This office letter number 9-6/2007-PO (Pt) dated 6.2.2012
Kindly refer to this office letters cited above regarding introduction and procurement of Departmental Remotely Managed Franking Machines in place of Electronic Franking Machines in Departmental Offices i.e. Post offices/Speed Posts Centers/Mail Business Centers etc.
2. The matter for replacement of Electronic Franking Machines in Departmental Offices with Remotely Managed Franking Machines has been re-examined in this office keeping in view availability of funds under plan Head during 12th plan period (2012-17). The instructions contained herein will have no bearing on the migration plan of private RMFMs and the deadline for their replacement (Private RMFMs) continues to be 30.06.13. The competent authority has ordered that the phasing out of Departmental Electronic Franking Machines and its replacement with Remotely Managed Franking Machines in Departmental offices will be effected in the following manner: -
(i) Departmental Electronic Franking Machines will be allowed to operate by the Circles till 31.3.2016 provided the said machines are giving satisfactory service. However, major expenditure on uneconomic repair should be avoided.
(ii) No Electronic Departmental Franking Machines will be allowed to operate beyond 31.3.2016.
(iii) The Chief PMG can consider purchasing Remotely Managed Franking Machines available at DGS&D rate contract subject to availability of Plan funds under Plan activity from time to time. This purchase under Plan funds will be based on the allocation of physical targets and funds provided by the Directorate in 12th Five Year Plan, annually. Earlier instructions allowing consultation with CIFA are superseded.
(iv) Both low and high speed Remotely Managed Franking Machine may be hired on click charge basis, if hiring is found economical and cost effective at Circle level observing usual formalities.
(v) Contracts on click charge basis of Electronic Franking Machines already hired by Circle should not, in any case, exceed 30.6.2013.
3. It is requested that necessary action may kindly be taken in pursuance of instructions stated above. This may also be brought to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.
Please acknowledge its receipt.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Mail Business (Development & Operations) Division
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001
No.12-1/2013-D Dated: 28.02.2013
Sub: Standardization of Nomenclature of Mails Offices and Rationalization of number of Mail Business Centres (MBCs)/Business Post Centres (BPCs)
The matter relating to standardization of nomenclature for various categories of mail offices as well as the need for rationalization of number of Mail Business Centres (MBCs)/ Business Post Centres (BPCs) was under consideration of the Directorate. This was necessitated by operational complexities being faced on account of functional overlap between mail offices and increased possibility of misrouting of mail due to lack of standardized nomenclature.
2. After a review, the following instructions are issued with respect to standardized nomenclature for mail offices and rationalization of number of BPCs/MBCs.
(a) The nomenclature of mail offices across the county would be as follows:
(i) Sorting mail offices located at Railway station: XXX RMS (e.g. Lucknow RMS)
(ii) Sorting mail offices located at Airport premised/near the airport: XXX APSO (e.g. Chennai APSO, for Chennai Airport Sorting Office)
(iii) Sorting mail office not located at Railway Station or Airport premises/near the airport: XXX Sorting (e.g. Panvel Sorting)
(iv) Transit Mail Office (TMO) located at Railway Station: XXX RSTMO (e.g. Hazrat Nizamuddin RSTMO)
(v) TMO located at Airport/near Airport: XXX APTMO (e.g. Chennai APTMC)
(vi) TMO located at Bus Stand/Station: XXX BSTMO (e.g. Bangalore Bus Station TMO)
(vii) Automated Mail Processing Centre (AMPC) wherever such centres exist/to be set up: AMPC XXX (AMPC Delhi).
(viii) Book Now Pay Later (BNPL) Processing Centres for Speed Post with direct bag closing facility for Sorting hubs: BNPL SP Hub XXX (e.g. BNPL SP Hub Kashmiri Gate, BNPL SP Hub BPC Anna Road)
(ix) The existing nomenclature for Paper Sorting Offices PSOs) would continued as XXX PSO (e.g. Chennai PSO)
(b) Name of the city/town should be suffixed to the name of the office so standardized for clarity in case of offices not having the name of the city. Standard nomenclature should be used on bag labels, manifests/mail lists, correspondence etc. The signage/name board of the mail offices/TMO should also carry standardized nomenclature and should be prepared in accordance with guidelines contained in the Corporate Branding Manual of the Department.
(c) Mail office would no more be called Mail Business Centre (MBC). Wherever mail offices have been named as MBCs, the name of such offices should be restored as “XXX RMS” or “XXX Sorting” as the case may be. All MBCs opened in the past in addition to the BPCs may be closed/merged with the BPCs concerned. Delivery of mail to the bulk addressee may be done through Speed Post Sorting Hub/Intra-Circle Hub for Speed Post, through CRCs for Registered mail and through mail offices for unregistered mail wherever necessary. Accordingly a list of mail offices and BPCs may be sent in the form of ‘MIS on mail operations’.
(d) The number of Business Post Centres (after closure/merger of MBCs) may further be rationalized by the Circles in order to eliminate/minimize fragmentation in processing of such mail.
Receipt of this O.M may be acknowledged to Shri M.B.Gajbhiye, ADG (MO). An action report on standardized nomenclature, with a list of all mail offices (including BPCs) may be sent within 60days of receipt of this memo.
Director (Mail Management)
All Chief Postmaster(s) General
All Postmaster(s) General