UNITY FOR STRUGGLE, AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY - UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL
34th All India Conference of All India RMS & MMS Employees union, Mailguards and Multi Tasking Staff Group’C’ was held from 13th to 16th December 2015 New Office Bearers elected for the next session. President Com. N.R.Malivya MTS Indore RMS ( Madhya Pradesh) Vice-President 1 Com. Tirath Prakash MTS Delhi Stg Division ( Delhi) Vice-President 2 Com. I.P.Shaik MTS RMS ‘L ‘ Division ( Maharastra) Vice-President 3 Com. M. Chick Lakshmana MTS Bangalore Stg Division ( Karnataka) General Secretary Com. P. Suresh MG Hyd Sorting Sorting ( Andhra Pradesh) Assistant General Secretaries. 1 Com. C.M.Ravindernath MTS RMS ‘CT’ Division ( Kerala) 2 Com. Goutam A More MTS Mumbai Sorting Division (Maharastara) 3 Com. G.Vijay Kumar MTS Hyderabad Sorting Division (Andhra Pradesh) 4 Com. Ashok Kumar Ghosh MTS Kolkata Airport Sorting ( West Bengal) 5 Com. Sanjay Dhar Dubey MTS RMS ‘A’ Division Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) 6 Com. R.K.Pagi MTS RMS ‘W’ Division Vadadora ( Gujarat) 7 Com. R.Santhanam MTS Chennai Sorting Division ( Tamilnadu) 8 Com. T.Kannaiah MG RMS ‘TP’ Division Tirupathi ( Andhra Pradesh) 9 Com. SajibKumar Biswas MTS MMS Kolkata ( West Bengal) Treasurer Com. K.K.Sharma MTS Air Mail Division ( Delhi)
MAKE THE ALL PHASED AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES FEDERATION CALL A GRAND SUCCESS FOR SETTLEMENT OF 10 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME Phase- I – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices. Date - - 20.06.2017 Phase – II - Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices. Date – - 12.07.2017 Phase – III - Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi. Date – - 26.07.2017 Phase IV - One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

India Post penalised for delaying Speed Post letter

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Revision of rate for Address Verification Service

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ORDER OF CAT (P.B.)ON STAY GRANTED BY CAT (P.B) DELHI AGAINST ABOLITION OF POSTS OF POSTMEN & MTS.

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MEETING OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF STAFF SIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL WITH SECRETARY, PENSION AR & PG ON PENSIONARY MATTERS.

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building
New Delhi. 110 001
Website: www.confederationhq. Blogspot.com.
Dated: 30th May, 2013.
Dear Comrade,

A meeting of the representatives of Staff Side National Council with Secretary, Pension AR & PG on pensionary matters was held on 28.5.2013. Staff Side was represented by S/ Shri S.G. Mishra and Rakhal Das Gupta (AIRF), Guman Singh (NFIR) and K.K.N.kutty and S.K.Vyas (Confederation)

Old Items

The following issues have been discussed

1.      Ex-gratia Payment to SRPF / CPF beneficiaries who had voluntarily retired or medically invalidated. It has been decided to implement the Kerala High Court judgment in general and extend the benefit of exgratia payment to the meagre number of pre 1986 optees who retired voluntarily or on medical invalidation after rendering 20 years of service. The enabling ordersare to be issued shortly.

2.      Raising quantum of ex-gratia to CPF retirees on lines of SRPF.

         In respect of SRPF retirees of the Railways, the rate of ex-gratia was raised from Rs. 600/- pm to Rs. 750/- pm to Rs. 3000pm with effect from 1.11.2006. The Govt. have now decided to revise the rate of exgratia in respect of CPF retirees at the above rates I. e. Rs. 750/- to Rs. 3000/- pm w.e.f. 1.11.2006.

3.      Issue of Revised PPOs in favour of Pre 2006 retirees and others.

         In the case Civilian departments about 4 lakhs of cases reported pending on 1.8.2012, now only 1.30 lakhs are pending and these would also be cleared by
 30.6.2013. In the case of Railways total pendency in August 2012 was 10.8 lakhs which has been brought down to 5.54 lakhs. Now when it has been decided that revised PPOs may be issued suo mottu by the Railway authorities, the entire pending is targeted to be cleared by 30th September 2013.In the case of Defence civilians, action is being taken to issue all pending PPOs by 30.9.2013.

4.      Fixation of revised pension by multiplying pre-revised 1/3rd pension (in  respect of PSU absorbees) by a factor of 2.26.In the case the speaking order issued by the Govt. on 26.11.2012 that no further increase in pension of absorbee pensioners would be allowed has been challenged in CAT Hyderabad and the Tribunal has passed orders on 24.4. 2013. This order is under examination.

5.      Commutation of Pension.
The Govt. have not agreed to reduce the period of 15 years to 11 years for restoration even in the cases where commutation has been paid at the rates prescribed in the New Table. The Govt. wanted that the matter may be raised before 7th pay commission.

6.      Family pension to divorced / widowed / unmarried daughters –nomination for life time arrears by the family pension in respect of his / her daughter. This has not been agreed to.

7.      Non payment of arrears of pension on account of Revision of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in case of pensioner of Chandrapur. Now these arrears have been disbursed by all Banks.

New Items.

I. Equitable Gratuity  under Rule 50 of Pension Rules, 1972.

As recommended by IV CPC the following rates of Death Gratuity had been provided for:-

Sl. No.      Length of Service                                                    Rate of Death Gratuity
1.              Less than one year                                                 2 times emoluments
2.              One year or more but less  Then 5 years               6 times of emoluments

3.              5 Years or more but less than  20 years                12 times emoluments
4.              20 years or more                                                     half of emoluments for every  
                                                                                     completed six  monthly period
                                                                                     of    qualifying service subject  
                                                                                     to maximum  of 33 times of
                                                                                     emoluments
Staff Side suggested the following amendment in Sl. No. 3 above which
may be split as under:-

a).     Five years or more                                                          12 times the emoluments
                                                                                      but less than 11 years.

b).     11 years or more but less than 20 years                         20 times of emoluments

        The Govt. has not agreed and have suggested that the matter may be raised before the next Pay Commission.

II.Extension of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 to Central Government Pensioners.

       The Health Ministry has agreed to extend CS (MA) Rules, 1944 to Pensioners. In many cases which had gone to Court, it has been ruled that pensioners are entitled to full reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by them as per CS (MA) Rules 1944 which are applicable in the case of serving employees. The Department of Expenditure has not agreed to implement the above decision. The pensioners have to wait till the Medical Insurance Scheme is introduced.

III. Grant of modified parity with reference to the Revised Pay Scale corresponding to pre revised Pay Scale of the post from which an employee had retired. The Govt. cited the decision of Supreme Court in K.S. Krishna Swamy Vs UOI (C.A. no.3173-3174/2006 and 3188-3190/2006). According to this the benefit of up-gradation of post subsequent to their retirement would not be admissible to pre 1996 / pre 2006 retirees.

          The Staff Side pointed out that the result of this clarification is that a retiree is now being compared with the pay scale of an employee two stages lower and subordinate to the post from which an employee has retired. If V IV CPCs have consciously upgraded certain posts it is established that pay scales granted for these posts were in adequate and only therefore the up-gradation has been recommended by them. On what ground the benefit of up-gradation even in determining the modified parity be denied to them when it is established that theyretired from a pay scale which were inadequate.

However Govt. did not agree to reconsider this matter.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.

            With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

M.Krishnan
Secretary General

Transfers & Postings of SAG Doctors(Chief Medical Officers) working in Dept of Posts

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Central Govt. considering retirement age hike

Retirement age to be increased ?
The Union Government is seriously considering raising the retirement age to 62 for Central Government employees. Obviously, if the Congress announces this before the Lok Sabha polls, it could expect a sizeable vote share. North Block, which houses the Union Ministry of Finance would be more than happy to have 62 years as the retirement age because for next two years the pension funds can accumulate. The UPA2 also wants to put the next government in fiscal tight spot, or what is called the War Room effect of the AICC.  News Source : Rediff News

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Plan Training activities for GDSs under 'Human Resource Development- Reimbursement of Travelling, Boarding and Lodging expenses etc

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ALL INDIA MAIL SURVEY-2013

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Grant of Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1 1.2013.

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Availing of LTC (Leave Travel Concession) in current block year


Everyone knows that all central government employees can avail LTC through their respective department and can use this opportunity for travelling to any part India. This concession can be availed in block years.  A block year consists of four calendar years. As far this block year is concerned, this year 2013 is the last year in this particular block year – i.e. 2010-2013.
 
                Employees can use this opportunity this year itself without waiting for an extension in the next year. In the last couple of years the block years were extended for another one year for the benefit of many of our employees who are not utilizing it properly. In JCM Meetings, Trade unions and Federations are demanding more facilities in LTC like Air Travel from anywhere in India. Now employees can travel to Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern States by air. The government has informed that only about 20% of the employees are utilizing this concession.
 
                Going for vacation to different places with family and friends gives the entire family, a fresh atmosphere.  Mingling with friends and other people in different places nourishes our thoughts and minds. In foreign countries, going for a vacation is encouraged very much. To conclude, all central government employees should grab this golden opportunity to travel to any part our country and can enjoy their vacation.
 

S B Order No. 9 / 2013 - Introduction of "Basic Savings Account" under Post Office Savings Accounts Rules, 1981 to facilitate opening of Zero Balance Accounts by beneficiaries of any Government Welfare Scheme - regarding

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The India Post Office Act, 1898

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cadre Restructuring of the Income Tax Department: Govt approved 20,751 additional post

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Review of the Special Recruitment Drive launched to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs.

The Union Cabinet today approved the Special Recruitment Drive launched to fill up the backlog in reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The achievement of the drive was reviewed in July, 2011 by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as there was a large backlog of vacancies which were yet to be filled. The drive was re-launched to fill up the remaining identified backlog vacancies by the end of the financial year i.e. 31.03.2012. All Ministries/Departments were requested to make concerted efforts to ensure that the remaining backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs were filled up by 31st March, 2012.

The achievement of the Special Recruitment Drive on its conclusion on 31st March, 2012, as reported by various Ministries/Departments is as follows:

(i) A total of 75,522 backlog vacancies were identified. Of these, 44,427 were in the direct recruitment quota and 31,095 in the promotion quota.

(ii) Of the 44,427 backlog vacancies in the direct recruitment quota, 28,588 have been filled up so far. The success rate in direct recruitment quota is therefore 64.35 percent .

(iii) Out of 31,095 backlog vacancies in the promotion quota, there are 11,347 vacancies (SC 4,239 & ST 7,106) for which eligible candidates are not available even in the extended zone of consideration. Therefore, it has not been found possible to fill up these vacancies. Out of the remaining 19,748 vacancies in the promotion quota, 19,446 vacancies have been filled up so far. After excluding the vacancies for which candidates are not available, achievement of the drive in respect of the promotion quota is 98.47 percent. 

Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.3.2012 - Clarification

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CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR NO. 2 DATED 22nd MAY, 2013


CONFEDERATION OFCENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
1st  Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110001
Website:confederationhq.blogspot.com Ph. No. 011.23092771
  
Conf/ 2 /2013                                                                                  Dated: 22nd  May,, 2013.

Dear Comrade,

The National Conference of Confederation held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th May, 2013 had directed he Secretariat to pursue the efforts to have a joint platform for struggles along with the Railways and Defence Federations. As a step towards that end, a meeting with the General Secretary of the All India Railway- men Federation has been arranged to take place on 28th inst.  We shall convey to you the outcome of the discussions on 28th.

The next meeting to discuss the pension related issues with the Secretary (Pension) will be held on 28th May, 2013. Com. S.K. Vyas, Advisor and Com. K.K.N. Kutty, President will attend the meeting. A brief note on the outcome of the discussions will be placed on the website after 28th inst.

The Conference had also decided that the Confederation must pursue the 15 point charter of demands through independent endeavours.   Accordingly the Conference had called upon all affiliates and the State Committees to organize a massive dharna  programme on 20thJune, 2013. The State Committees are requested to organize the programme in consultation with the respective units of the affiliates at all State Capitals as also other important towns and centres.  A report on the implementation of the programme may please be sent to the CHQ by 10TH July, 2013.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
M.Krishnan
Secretary General.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Increment provision for retiring employees: Govt reply in Rajya Sabha

In written reply of question "whether Government proposes to modify the existing recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission that Central Government employees will get an increment in the month of July in every calendar year to ensure that those Government employees who are retiring irrespective of the month of the calendar year and have at least put in more than six months of service get the last increment", Govt has submitted that there is no proposal under consideration of the Government to make any changes in increment date.
See full details of Rajya Sabha Q&A:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-4380
ANSWERED ON-07.05.2013
Increment provision for retiring employees
4380 . SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR

(a) whether Government proposes to modify the existing recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission that Central Government employees will get an increment in the month of July in every calendar year to ensure that those Government employees who are retiring irrespective of the month of the calendar year and have at least put in more than six months of service get the last increment;

(b) if so, by when a revised notification will be issued to benefit those retiring Government employees as it affects their pensionary benefits etc.; and

(c) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)

(a) to (c) : The existing provision for uniform date of annual increment on 1st July every year is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission which went into the service conditions of the Central Government employees taking into account all relevant factors. There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to make any changes therein.

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भारत सरकार
वित्त मंत्रालय
व्य्य विभाग

राज्य सभा

अतारांकित प्रश्न। संख्याक-4380 

 मंगलवार, 07 मई, 2013/17 वैशाख, 1935 (शक) 

सेवानिवृत्त हो रहे कर्मचारियों हेतु वेतन-वृद्धि संबंधी प्रावधान 

4380. श्री बलविंदर सिंह भुंडर:  
क्यान वित्त मंत्री यह बताने की कृपा करेंगे कि:
(क) क्या सरकार का प्रत्येक कैलेंडर वर्ष के जुलाई माह में केन्द्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों की वेतन-वृद्धि होने संबंधी छठे वेतन आयोग की मौजूदा सिफारिश में बदलाव करने का विचार है, ताकि सुनिश्चिेत किया जा सके कि एक कैलेंडर वर्ष में किसी भी माह में सेवानिवृत्ता होने वाले तथा उस वर्ष में कम से कम छ: माह तक अपनी सेवाएं प्रदान कर चुके सरकारी कर्मचारियों को अन्तिम बार वेतन-वृद्धि मिल सके; 
(ख) यदि हां, तो सेवानिवृत्र हो रहे ऐसे सरकारी कर्मचारियों को लाभान्वित करने हेतु संशोधित अधिसूचना कब तक जारी कर दी जाएगी, क्योंकि इसका प्रभाव उनके पेंशन संबंधी लाभों आदि पर पड़ता है; और 
(ग) यदि नहीं, तो इसके क्या, कारण हैं? 

उत्तर

        वित्त राज्य़ मंत्री (श्री नमो नारायन मीना)

(क) से (ग): प्रत्येक वर्ष 1 जुलाई को वार्षिक वेतन-वृद्धि की एक समान तारीख का वर्तमान प्रावधान, छठे केन्द्री य वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों पर आधारित है जिसे सभी संबंधित कारकों को ध्यान में रखकर, केन्द्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों की सेवा शर्तों में शामिल कर दिया गया है। सरकार इसमें परिवर्तन के किसी प्रस्ताव पर विचार नहीं कर रही है। 
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Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A
Hindi version: http://164.100.24.219/qhindi/228/Au4380.doc

Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.

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LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO 582 ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK

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LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6852 ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 POST BANK OF INDIA

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LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6875 ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 SHORTAGE OF STAFF IN POSTAL DEPARTMENT

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LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6865 ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 CLOSING OF POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICES

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

RMS employees son cleared Civil Service (Main) Examination 2012 (UPSC).


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 3 May 2013 declared final result of Civil Service (Main) Examination 2013. A total of 998 candidates have been recommended for appointment to Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’. CLICK HERE to see the result.
 Shri Yogesh Gunaji Loke s/o Shri Gunaji Loke, Sorting Assistant, AMPC, Mumbai has declared successful in the said examination. He appeared under Roll No. 308689 and secured 963 marks.
 CHQ R4 NFPE congratulate the candidate and wish best of luck to his future career.

Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eve care centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS, DELHI & NCR

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Filling up the posts of Postmaster Grade-III IN Post offices in Postal Circles

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

20 & 21 Feb Strike: Next meeting with Trade Unions is scheduled on 22nd May, 2013.

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STATUS REPORT ON THE MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS BY POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION(PJCA).

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Revised Software (e-revision utility) for processing of pre-2006 pension cases: CPAO's Instructions

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Resolution of 24th All India Conference of Confederation

Resolution adopted in the 24th All India Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees held at Kolkata from 4th May to 6th May. 12 Resolution was moved by the Presidium.  About 136 issues were brought to the notice of the Resolution Committee by the participants. 18 Federations/organizations were submitted their proposal.  After scrutinizing the subjects, 48 resolutions proposed [see below] to adopt in the 24th all India Conference Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers:  Full details placed hereunder:-

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN THE 24TH ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
HELD AT Kolkata FROM 4th MAY to 6th MAY 2013.
I. Resolutions moved by the Presidium:Following Resolutions was moved by the Presidium:
  1. Resolution on Food Security – moved by Com. Duraipandyan 
  2. Resolution on FDI – moved by Com. Rajagopal 
  3. Resolution on Price Rise – moved by Com. Nageswara Rao 
  4. Resolution on Natural Resources – moved by Com. M.S. Raja 
  5. Resolution on women atrocities – moved by Com. KV Sridharan 
  6. Resolution on FDI in Retail – moved by Com. K . Raghvendran 
  7. Resolution on Casual Laborers – moved by Com. K.K.N.Kutty 
  8. Resolution on GDS – moved by Com. K. Raghvendran 
  9. Resolution on uniforms & stitching charges – moved by Com. Raghavendran 
  10. Resolution functioning of JCM – moved by Com. Vrighu Battacharjee 
  11. Resolution on appointing 7th Central Pay Commission- moved by Com. Jayaraj KV 
  12. Resolution on merger of 50% of DA for all Govt. employees – including GDS Staff – moved by Com. Jayaraj K.V
II. Resolution moved by the Resolution Committee:A Resolution Committee under the convener ship of Com. Jayaraj KV was appointed. The committee invited resolutions from the delegates and affiliated organizations participated in the Conference. About 136 issues were brought to the notice of the Resolution Committee by the participants. 18 Federations/organizations were submitted their proposal.
Following were the members of Resolution Committee:

  • Jayaraj .K.V Convener National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
  • Giriraj Singh Member National Federation of Postal Employees
  • Nageswara Rao Member All India Audit & Accounts Assn
  • Yashwant Purohit Member Income Tax Employees Federation
  • Chourasya R.K Member All India Civil Accounts Assn
After scrutinizing the subjects, 48 resolutions proposed to adopt in the 24th all India Conference Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers. Following are the resolutions moved by Com. Jayaraj K.V. Convener, Resolution Committee:
  1. Against the anomalies in MACP/ACP 
  2. To upgrade the Pay Scale of LDC & UDC with Grade Pay of Rs2400 and 2800 respectively 
  3. For parity in the pay of Secretariat Staff and filed office staff – ministerial and auxiliary staff 
  4. To abolish the license fee for the Departmental Quarters allotted to the employees since the HRA is recovering fully. 
  5. To extend one increment to those employees retiring in between January and June 
  6. To enhance all Allowances such as DA, HRA, Special Allowances by 25% from the date of attaining DA 50% 
  7. To exempt Children education Allowance from Income Tax 
  8. To enhance the Rate of Overtime Allowance 
  9. To enhance the Rate of Night Duty Allowance and to remove the ceiling 
  10. Against the closure of the Government Offices 
  11. To Rationalise all Minerals of the Country 
  12. To declare 1st May – MAY DAY – as National Holiday 
  13. Demanding stringent action against Scam and corruption 
  14. To Scrap the New Pension Scheme 
  15. To ensure Five promotion in the Service Carrier 
  16. For permanent negotiating machinery with All India Federations/Associations recognized under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 apart from JCM Forum 
  17. To rectify the deficiencies in the existing DA pattern 
  18. To rectify the discrepancies in the Transport Allowance – IT Exemption, TA for field staff who are away from office on tour, etc 
  19. To improve the CGHS Facilities – entitlement of wards in Hospital under CGHS based on Pay in PB + GP, Revision of packages, Empanelment of more Hospital in CGHS, etc 
  20. To remove the restriction in compassionate Ground Appointment 
  21. To Amend the Bonus Act on various clauses – Ensure 8.33% of the Gross salary as Bonus, Removal of ceiling on Bonus, etc 
  22. To ratify the ILO conventions No 87,98, 151 & 154 to grant of all civilian and trade union rights including the right to strike for Government Employees 
  23. Against downsizing, out sourcing and contracturisation 
  24. To fill up all vacancies in all Central Government Establishments and remove ban on recruitment 
  25. To implement the arbitration awards 
  26. For improvement in the House Building Advances – To reduce the rate of interest, One more chance to avail HBA who already taken earlier to improve the existing accommodation, allowing to avail HBA for extension, renovation of exiting own accommodations, HBA for purchasing resale flats/houses 
  27. To restore the Rate of Interest on GPF to 12% 
  28. To revise various Allowances such as Winter Allowances, Hill Compensatory Allowances, Tribal Allowances, etc. and to ensure the rate on par with the concerned state Governments. 
  29. To revise the Gratuity equal to last drawn one month salary and to extend the gratuity to the employees joined after 01.1.2004 
  30. Restore two increments or more on acquiring additional qualifications 
  31. To enhance – double the CEGIS coverage limit 
  32. To remove the anomalies in the pay of Direct Recruitees and the promotees in the all cadre 
  33. To allow Air fare to the employees of North Eastern Region for the purpose of LTC, TA, Travel on medical ground on referral 
  34. To extend CCL to the single parent – i.e. in case of the mother expired 
  35. To sanction special leave for cancer patent for treatment 
  36. To extend medical re imbursement for fertility treatment at least for first sitting 
  37. To treat Kalpakkam as a satellite town of Chennai and Tarapur as a satellite town of Mumbai for the purpose of HRA 
  38. To give one more option to switch over from CPF to GPF 
  39. To remove the ceiling of Patient Care Allowances 
  40. To place the Temporary Status employees joined before 2004 and regularized later into Statutory pension Scheme 
  41. To modify the OM issued by Dept of Expenditure to fix the Pay on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and responsibilities carrying the same grade pay by deleting the reference previous OM by the Department issued in the year 2000, i.e. prior to the implementation of 6th CPC 
  42. For extending Pension to the employees of Brahmaputra Board, Assam 
  43. To notify the Recruitment Rule/Promotion Norms for Canteen employees 
  44. To Extend the payment of arrears to all employees working in audit and accounting organizations from 01.01.1196 to 18.02.2003 as per the Supreme Court verdict pronounced in the case of Sebastian & Others Vs. Govt. of India 
  45. To Extend the benefit given to Venkat Raman while implementing ACP by the Railway Board as per the Supreme Court to all other similar placed employees 
  46. To stepping up the Pay Scale of Seniors on par with the juniors who are elevated on account of ACPs 
  47. To allow PF withdrawal for second or third time for similar purposes such as purchase of house Plot, Flat, construction of House, etc 
  48. To vacate All Trade Union Victimisation 

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CONFEDERATION 24th NATIONAL CONFERENCE CIRCULAR


24th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS WAS HELD AT COM. MONI BOSE NAGAR, COM. AJOY BHOWMICK MANCH, KOLKATA FROM 4TH TO 6TH MAY, 2013.
            On 4th May before commencement of National Conference a colourful procession was organized in which all  National and State leaders, Delegates and many Comrades from all Central Government Departments of West Bengal and other sectors participated.
            The programme commenced with Flag hoisting. The Confederation Flag was hoisted by Com. S.K. Vyas, President. Homage was also paid to the martyrs by offering flowers on the martyrs column by all leaders of Confederation, delegates, observers and other Comrades of Kolkata.
            The open session commenced in the afternoon of 4.5.2013 under the Presidentship of Com. S.K. Vyas , President. The open session was inaugurated by Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, All India President CITU. In his speech Com. Padmanabhan elaborately described the adverse impact of neo-liberal economic policies allover world and as well as in India. He described the unity of all trade unions on the issues of working class as a positive development in trade union movement of India. He congratulated the Central Government Employees for their participation in 2 days General Strike 0n 20-21 February, 2013 on call of Central Trade Unions and one day strike on 12.12.2012 by the Central Government Employees exclusively on the call of Confederation for the issues related to them. He applead to all to fight unitedly to resist the disastrous economic policies of Govt. of India and compel the Govt. to reverse these policies.
            On behalf of Chairman Reception Committee Com. S.S. Roy presented the Welcome speech. He also readout the address of the Chairman Reception Committee, Com. Shishir Bhattacharya. Among the prominent speakers Com. V.A.N. Namboodri, President BSNL Employees Union, Com. Pradeep Biswas General Secretary BEFI, Com. S.K. Brahma Vice President A.I.R.F., Com. Jaynto Mukherjee, Jt. Secretary, AIIEA, , Com. Samir Bhattacharya Joint Convenor of 12th July Committee, delivered their speech and extended best wishes for success of the Conference. Com. Jyotsna Bose, Com. Kunal Biswas, R.L. Bhattacharjee and other Senior Trade Union Leaders of West Bengal were also present on the dias. All the leaders and guests were honoured by Reception Committee by garlanding and presenting mementos. On behalf  of Confederation Com. K K N Kutty Secretary Generally welcomed and thanked all the leaders and guests. Com. S.K. Vyas gave his Presidential address. Formal Vote of thanks was given by Com. J.C. Bose, (Reception Committee)
On 5.5.2013 the Subject Committee was addressed by Com. Sukomal Sen., Sr. Vice President of All India State Government Employees Federation. In his speech he has thrown light on the challenges faced by the Trade Union movement. He appreciated the role of Confederation for continuous struggle for the protection of interests of Central Govt. Employees.Com. S.K. Vyas President Confederation presided the session. One minute silence was also observed to pay homage to the martyrs.
            Com. KKN Kutty Secretary General Presented the Draft Report on the activities of Confederation during the last three years. In the discussion on report Chief Executives of 16 State COCs and 28 representatives of various organizations took    part, Com. K.K.N. Kutty Secretary General concluded the debate after giving replies to the queries and questions raised by the delegates. The report was adopted unanimously by the house. Triennial Audited Accounts was presented by Com. Giri Raj Singh Financial Secretary which was unanimously adopted by the house. 48 Resolutions were presented by the members of Resolution Committee headed by Com. K.V. Jairaj. Credential Committee Convenor Com. K..V. Sridharan presented the credential report before house.
CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE REPORT:
     Total Organizations attended   -    48
     COCs attended                              -   12
     Total Delegates                            -   228

            The election for the coming session was held unanimously and the following office bearers were elected:

Advisor                       -         Com. S.K. Vyas       (Audit)
President                    -         Com. KKN Kutty (ITEF)
Working President    -         Com. M.S. Raja (Audit)
Vice Presidents  1     -         Com. T. Narsimhan (NFPE)
                               2     -          Com. Ashok B. Salunke (ITEF)
                               3     -        Com. M. Duraipandian (Audit)
                               4.    -        Com. N. Somaiya     (Ground Water)
                               5.    -        Com. Giri Raj Singh (NFPE)
Secretary General     -        Com. M. Krishan (NFPE)
Secretary                     -        Com. K.P. Rajgopal (ITEF)
Asstt. Secretary 1     -        Com. R.N. Parashar (NFPE)
                               2     -        Com. Pijush Roy (Civil Accounts)
                               3     -        Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas (NFPE)
                               4.    -        Com. K.V. Jayraj (Auomic Energy)
                               5.    -        Com. B. Krishna Gaud (Museum)
Finance Secretary     -        Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Civil Accounts)
Org. Secretaries 1      -        Com. Nilesh Nasre (IBM)
                               2      -        Com Ashok Kanojiya (ITEF)
                               3      -        Com. Mani Achari (Atomic Energy)
                               4       -        Com. K. Venkatasubramanian (Civil Accounts)
                               5      -        Com. P. Suresh (NFPE)
                               6      -        Com. R. Seethalaxmi (NFPE)
                               7      -        Com. Nageshwar Rao   (Audit)
                               8      -        Com. T Satyanarayana   (NFPE)
                               9      -        Com. R.P. Singh     (Agmark)
                             10      -        Com. C.P. Shobhana   (NFPE)
                             11      -       Com. Arup Chatterjee (BSI)
                             12      -       Com. Y. Purohit   (ITEF)
Auditor                          -       Com. T.K.R. Pillai (Stt. Pro. Implementation)

            In his concluding address Com. S.K. Vyas gave a very inspiring speech in which he elaborately described the role of Confederation since it’s formation in 1956 and the various struggles conducted including historical strikes of 1960,1968, 1974 and at least one strike each year after 1991, and two days strike on 20-21 February, 2013.He also told about the important role of Confederation in setting up of all Pay Commission since 2nd Pay Commission to VIth Pay Commissions and redressal of various grievances related to the staff . He extended his best wishes to the newly elected body and hoped that under their able and militant leadership, Confederation will march forward and will be able to settle the problems of Central Government Employees.
            Formal Vote of thanks was presented by Com. Pijush Roy General Secretary Reception Committee.
            The Reception Committee under leadership of Com. S.S. Ray, Pijush Roy and other Comrades of West Bengal made excellent arrangements for the successful conduct of the Conference including food, accommodation and transport which deserve every appreciation.
            
             The session ended with shouting of revolutionary slogans.

Monday, May 6, 2013

24th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

24th National Conference of the Confederation of Central GOVT Employees & Workers was held at Kolkata on and from 4th May to 6th May' 2013 within a very short period of time. In spite of so many adversities like tremendously bad weather, resource crunch and obstructions created, the conference ended with a clarion call and vow that any attacks on the working class irrespective of the Departments and Ministries of the GOVT of INDIA would be fought with all seriousness in days to come. No compromise would be done on the basic issues relating to staff interests and any threat against the existance of the working class. 
Our struggle against the PFRDA Bill will continue until and unless we can create a bending situation.
Comrade A.K.Padmanavan, President, CITU made the inaugural speech emphasizing continuation of this historically strong and united movement against the draconian policies of GOI.
 In the said conference different speakers expressed their concern over Banking Sector reforms, The disinvetment of PSUs, Global Financial Crisis, Massive unemployment, Corruptions and Scams, Plights of contingent workers in the Govt Sectors, downsizing outsourcing and contractoriaztion, regularization of daily rated workers, absorption of GDS as regular Postal Employees and many other issues like MACP anomalies and extension of CGHS facilities to the P&T Pensioners, etc. The said conference also strongly demanded revision of wages w.e.f 01.01.2011 and setting up of VIIth CPC, Merger of DA with Pay and issues like compassionate appointments also get priorities.
24th AIC remembered the contribution of Com S.K.Vyas and Comrade K.K.N.Kutty for many decades. 24th AIC further remembered the special contribution of Comrade S.K.Vyas, for many glaring issues which were taken up by Com S.K.Vyas and Comrade K.K.N.Kutty. 24th AIC also gratefully remembered the glorious fighting temperament even at the age of 83.
The 24th National Conference of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th has elected following as main office bearers. Com. S. K. Vyas (Advisor), Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President) Com. M. S. Raja (Working President), Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General), Com. K. P. Rajagopal (Secretary) Com. Vrighu Bhattacharjee (Finance Secretary), and Com. P.Suresh R4 NFPE General Secretary elected as Organising Secretary, 13 lakh Central Government employees of 106 affiliated organisation are the members of the Confederation.
Hope that experienced and able leadership of the newly elected body of the conefedreation would lead the organization against the anti working class policies of GOI and other Govt Sectors.