Saturday, January 21, 2017

NJCA LETTERS

CIRCULAR - 2/2017

15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012


Reference: AIA/Circular-02/2017                                                     Dated:  19th January 2017


To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee

Dear Comrades,

            The NJCA met on 17th January 2017 at New Delhi. The Confederation was represented by Comrades KKN Kutty, M Krishnan and MS Raja. Comrades RN Parashar and Giriraj Singh represented NFPE (constituent of Confederation).

            At the outset, Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Convener reported about the meeting he and Chairman, NJCA had with Cabinet Secretary and other developments regarding the demands raised by the Staff Side.

            The meeting could not come to any concrete decision on the next course of action. Confederation (including NFPE) and AIDEF insisted for starting the journey from where it was left, i.e. , deciding the date for indefinite strike and preparing for the same, as the government has gone back on its commitment to revisit the minimum pay and fitment factor.

            But the two major constituents of the NJCA felt that we should make one more effort by meeting the same group of ministers. It was therefore decided that i) NJCA would write to Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister requesting him to arrange a meeting of Group of Ministers at the earliest and ii) to meet again. No date has been fixed for the next meeting of NJCA nor is any time limit decided for the proposed meeting with group of ministers.

            In this circumstance, it should be our endeavour to campaign more vigorously for the successful strike on 16th March 2016.

            Confederation Circular is attached.

Revision of RR for SA and Auditor/Accountant

RR for SA is expected to be cleared by UPSC very shortly. It has to be approved by MOS (Fin.), then before notification.
The RR for Auditor/Accountant is ready but would be notified along with the RR for SA.

We are afraid the whole procedure may take atleast two months. The integration of the DEO with the mainstream cadre would be realised – enabling a DEO to become Auditor/Accountant) only then.

            It is seen that some elements have started taking credit for these while they were nowhere in the picture when we raised the demand and doggedly pursued it.

GP 5400 to AAOs

            We are pursuing the issue and are hopeful of early resolution.

Our Court Cases

            OA 4465/2014 (grant of 5400 on MACP) and OA 847/2015 (stepping up of pay senior on account of junior drawing more due to MACP) came up for hearing on 17th Jan. 2017. But the government advocate was absent. It is now listed for 9th March and 21st March 2017 respectively.

TU Camp

            As intimated earlier, the TU Camp would be held at Thrisur, Kerala on 24-25 January 2017., It was  left to be mentioned in Circular 01 that a fee of Rs 500/- per participant would be charges towards lodging and boarding.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally
 

M. S. Raja
Secretary General

  

CONFEDERATION OF
CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
      1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
      Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
            Email: confederationhq@gmail.com

Dated 18-01-2017

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
To
1. All National Secretariat Members
2. Chief Executives of all Affiliated Organizations
3. General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs

Dear Comrades,

1.     NJCA MEETING - NO CONSENSUS ON REVIVAL OF DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE
Much awaited meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) was held on 17th January at National Council (JCM) Staff-side office at New Delhi. Leaders of Railways, Defence, Postal & Confederation attended. Detailed discussions were held on the developments that took place after the deferment of the indefinite strike of 11th July 2016 and also on the totally negative attitude of the Government towards the 7th Pay Commission related issues of Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners,  including increase in Minimum Pay, Fitment formula, Allowances, Pensioner’s Option-I etc.

Unfortunately, there was no consensus regarding revival of the deferred indefinite strike. Hence no decision could be taken. Meeting ended with an understanding to meet again after some days. In the meantime, NJCA Chairman and Convener may try to meet the Cabinet Ministers who have given the assurances on 30th June 2016 to NJCA leaders.

2.   IMPORTANCE OF 16TH MARCH 2017 CONFEDERATION STRIKE
The clear picture that emerged from the NJCA meeting held on 17-01-2017 is that there is no possibility of revival of deferred indefinite strike by NJCA in the near future. It is also a fact that Govt. may implement the recommendations of Allowances Committee, Pension Committee etc., before or immediately after March 2017. It has become certain that the Pension Committee has rejected Option-I recommended by 7th CPC, the one and the only good recommendation of 7th CPC and the Implementation Cell of the Finance Ministry is processing the recommendation of Pension Committee for Cabinet approval. Whether the Allowance Committee will recommend change in the recommendations of 7th CPC (I.e., %ge of HRA etc.,) nobody can predict. The request of the Convener of NJCA to the Chairman, Allowance Committee, (Finance Secretary) to hold another meeting with Staff-side was also not conceded by the Committee till date. There is every possibility that Govt. may not implement the recommendations of the Allowance Committee retrospectively from 01-01-2016, instead it may implement it from 01-01-2017 or 01-04-2017. After, Govt. unilaterally implementing everything, declaring strike is a futile exercise and betrayal of the employees and Pensioners. We should strike when the iron is hot. The unilateral decision of the Govt. to implement “very good” benchmark for MACP has cast shadow on the future promotional prospects of a large number of employees who are not in the good book of the Government and administration for reasons best known to them. The NPS Committee appointed by the Govt. is not mandated to recommend scrapping of New Pension Scheme, but it is for recommending cosmetic changes in NPS in the name of streamlining the NPS as recommended by 7th CPC.

Regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula, no High Level Committee is constituted till date, as assured by the Group of Senior Cabinet Ministers to NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016. A Group of Senior Officers held two round discussion with the Staff-side, but surprisingly they had not come prepared to discuss increase in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula. They made a mockery of the meeting by disclosing in the first meeting that they are not fully aware of the details of the issue and in the second meeting they told that they came for discussing Allowances (though another Committee for Allowances is already constituted) and not Minimum Wage or Fitment Formula!!!. The last meeting was held in October 2016 and thereafter no meeting is notified. All anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations remain unsettled.

There is no improvement in the issues relating to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), Casual, Contract Workers and Daily-rated mazdoors. The GDS Committee Report submitted to Government on 24-11-2016, it yet to be published. Even if it is published, it may take time for implementation. Other demands submitted to Govt. by the NJCA strike notice served on the 10th June 2016 and charter of demands is also pending. The four months time fixed for Allowance Committee already extended to six months. The four months time for increasing Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula expired on 30-10-2016.

All the employees and Pensioners are totally disappointed and are voicing their anger and protest through various forums and social media. In the above circumstances everybody expected that the NJCA shall revive the deferred indefinite strike. Inspite of our best efforts that is not happening.

3.   SOMEBODY SHOULD COME FORWARD TO PROTEST AND CONFEDERATION IS TAKING UP THAT RESPONSIBILITY
When the three Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister have gone back from their assurances and betrayed 33 lakhs Central Govt Employees and 34 lakhs Pensioners, when the Government is going ahead unilaterally without even consulting the NJCA leaders, we cannot remain silent spectators and accept every decision of the Government, lying down, without any protest. Somebody should come forward to protest and if necessary to suffer and sacrifice and history has bestowed that responsibility on Confederation and Confederation is ready to accept the challenge and responsibility. We are not afraid of the NDA Govt. when we are fighting for the justified demands. All employees are eagerly looking towards Confederation and they want Confederation to lead, whether others may follow or not. It is in this background the Diamond Jubilee year; All India Conference of Confederation held at Chennai from 16th to 18th August 2016 has taken the historic decision to organize independent trade union action including strike, if NJCA is not ready to revive the deferred indefinite strike.

4.   INTENSIFY MOBILIZATION CAMPAIGN – MAKE THE 2017 MARCH 16th ONE DAY STRIKE A HISTORIC SUCCESS.
All of us should clearly understand that more than the strike, the intensive nationwide mobilization and campaign play an important role in building up pressure on the Govt and settling the demands. The success of the strike also depends upon the mobilization and campaign work carried out by the leadership, especially the grass-root level leadership. The date of one day strike was postponed to March 16th due to the following reasons :
(a)Election Commission has notified election to five State Assemblies during the month of February and first half of March 2017.
(b) 15th February 2017, which was our strike date, happens to be a polling day in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

In the campaign programme of the National Secretariat Members, already published, if any change in date is required, the concerned National Secretariat Members and C-O-Cs may make it in consultation with each other.

5. INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN BY EACH AFFILIATE AND C-O-C IS MOST IMPORTANT
In addition to the campaign programme of National Secretariat members, all affiliated organizations and C-O-Cs should plan their own independent campaign programme. Office meetings, General body meetings, Gate meetings, Conventions, Managing body meetings may be held at all places. Posters, notices, bulletins etc, may be printed and circulated widely among the employees. Maximum publicity may be given through print/electronic media and social media like whatsApp, face book etc,. Intelligence Agencies of the Govt will report each and every movement from our side and let the report reach the Government that the entire Central Government employees and Pensioners are totally disappointed and their resentment is growing day by day. Please give top priority to campaign. No leader whether All India, State or Unit level shall sit idle in the coming days and everybody should be in the field, mobilising the employees. Betrayal of the Cabinet Ministers of NDA should be exposed among the employees, Pensioners and general public, especially in the poll-bound five States.

6. SERVE STRIKE NOTICE BEFORE 10th FEBRUARY 2017, IF NOT ALREADY SERVED
All Affiliated Organizations should serve the strike notice to their respective departmental Heads. Proforma of the strike notice and charter of demands already published in the Confederation website www.confederationhq.blogspot.com. If any organization has not served the strike notice to their Departmental Head, they should serve it before 10th February 2017. Those organizations which had already served the strike notice as 15th February 2017, should give a letter to the authority concerned, intimating the postponement of the strike date to 16th March 2017, due to declaration of election to five State Assemblies (if necessary, revised strike notice can be given). Copies of the strike notice served to the Departmental Heads should be circulated to all lower units. Complaints are received at Confederation CHQ that some organizations are not circulating their strike notice to lower units which creates a lot of confusion at unit level. This should be avoided and each organization should ensure that copy of the strike notice is circulated to all lower units WITHOUT FAIL.

7.   NAME & POSTAL ADDRESS OF WOMEN SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF CONFEDERATION
Confederation CHQ had already written letters to the concerned Chief Executives of the affiliated organizations to intimate the full postal address with PIN code of all newly elected Women Sub Committee members of Confederation. It is requested that the same may be furnished before 31stJanuary 2017.

8.   HELP CONFEDERATION TO SERVE YOU BETTER
All of you are aware that the financial position of the Confederation CHQ is not at all sound. It is needless to mention that without fund, no organization can function. For Parliament March and strike mobilization etc., big amount is already be spent. We are continuously fighting against the Government’s policies and for efficient and vibrant functioning, funds are required. All Affiliated Organizations and C-O-Cs are requested to collect and remit maximum quota and donations to the Confederation immediately. The amount may be remitted to the following address:

Bank Account details:
Bank   : Indian Overseas Bank
Branch: Goal Market, New Delhi
A/C No.084001000015586
IFSC code : IOBA0000840.

9. CONFEDERATION TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP – 2017

Confederation Trade Union Education Camp – 2017 will be held on 2017 May 6th & 7th (Saturday & Sunday) at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). Detailed Circular enclosed along with this circular.

Fraternally yours,
 Sd/-
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General



Friday, December 30, 2016

STRIKE NOTICE



    FULL DOCUMENT

CIRCULAR - 33/2016

15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-33/2016                                                                     Dated:  28th December 2016

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee

Dear Comrades,

STRIKE NOTICE SERVED;
ENSORSE THE STRIKE DECISION THROUGH
 MASS MEETINGS ON 4TH JANUARY 2017;
START INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN

The HQr served the Strike Notice to CAG today. Copy of the strike Notice is enclosed with this Circular. All the Units may endorse the same by holding lunch hour mass meetings and adopting the resolution (draft resolution given along with this circular). The resolution along with the copy of the strike notice served by HQr to CAG may be handed over to the Head of the Department by the Executive Committee. Report of the programme may please be mailed to HQr on the same day.

The Strike notice has two parts – Part I is the Charter on which the strike decision has been taken by the Confederation where as Part II is the departmental strike charter. Detailed note on each item in the Charter of Demands is available in the Confederation website. On Part II, the HQr would issue a detailed note on each of the item there-in.

As we will see in the part II of the strike charter, a very deliberate and retrograde move has been made by the CAG administration by delisting the cadre of Auditor/Accountant and SA from the list of technical cadre. This single action of CAG administration would have serious adverse impact on our demand for higher pay scale for this cadre. Coupled with rationalisation of staff Strength in Audit offices, the intention behind this nefarious move is quite clear. We should take extra effort to take this message to the rank and file along with the general issues. The struggle against the move of CAG administration is becoming inevitable.




The tour/campaign programme by HQr leaders has already been intimated - along with that of Confederation leaders. As stated in Circular 32, all the Units are requested to make use of the visit of the leaders for moblising the membership for the strike on 15th February 2017.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally
 




M. S. Raja
Secretary General


Resolution

            This meeting of ….. Association held on 4th January 2017 considered the decision of the National Executive Committee of All India Audit & Accounts Association to join the one day strike on 15th February 2017 called by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers in pursuance of the Charter of Demands enclosed with the Strike Notice Served by the All India Audit & Accounts Association to CAG of India.  

            This meeting endorses the strike notice served by the All India Audit & Accounts Association to Comptroller & Auditor General of India on 28th December 2017 and here-by records our resolve to join the strike on 15th February 2017 along with the rest of the working class of the country.

            Resolve to submit a copy of this resolution along with a copy of the notice served by the All India Audit & Accounts Association to Comptroller & Auditor General of India to PAG/AG/DGA/PDA/DD…

            Further resolve to send a copy of this resolution to Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association for information.


(…………………………..)
President of the Meeting



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

CIRCULAR - 32/2016

15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-32/2016                                                                     Dated:  26th December 2016

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee

Dear Comrades,

ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2016 –TOUR PROGRAMME

The tour programme by HQr leaders to various stations is given below. The tour programme finalised by Confederation HQr is also enclosed. Our Units may make use of the visit of leaders – Our Association as well as Confederation – for campaign to ensure successful strike.

Tour Programme
Sl.No.
Station
Date
Leaders visiting
1.
Hubli
Bangalore
2 January 2017
3-4 January’ 17
M.S.Raja &
Jayashree Raj
2.
Jaipur
6th January’17
M.S.Raja
3.
Assam
16th January’17
Tapas Bose &
Amitava Chatterjee
4.
Shillong
17th January’17
Tapas Bose &
Amitava Chatterjee
5.
Kohima
18th January’17
Tapas Bose
6.
Agartala
1-2nd February’17
Tapas Bose
7.
Imphal
2nd & 3rd January’17
Amitava Chatterjee
8.
Allahabad
19th & 20th January’17
M.S.Raja, KL Gautam & Anil
9.
Chennai
2nd & 3rd February’17
V.Sreekumar
10.
Hyderabad
6th & 7th February’17
K.L.Gautam
11.
Mumbai
8th & 9th February’17
K.L.Gautam
12.
Nagpur
8th & 9th February’17
V. Nageswar Rao
13.
Raipur
10th February’17
V. Nageswar Rao
14.
Gwalior
1st & 2nd February’17
M.S.Raja.
15.
Bhopal
6-7 February’17
M.S.Raja.
16.
Bhubaneswar/Puri
8, 9, 10 February’17
M.S.Raja.
17.
Chandigarh
(Punjab & Haryana)
13-14 February’17
M.S.Raja.
18.
Delhi
10th February’17
K.L.Gautam.
19.
Ahmedabad
12-13 January 2017
M. S. Raja
           
AUDIT COC REVIVED
In a joint meeting of CWC of All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association and National Executive Committee of All India Audit & Accounts Association, it was decided to revive the Co-Ordination Committee of All India & Accounts Association and All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association (Audit COC).

Circular issued by Audit COC is enclosed. All our Units are requested to take necessary steps to implement the decisions given in the audit COC circular.

With greetings,
                                                                                                                                                     Yours fraternally                                                                                                                                                                                      Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General

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

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