REF: CIRCULAR NO. 2/2016-19 DATED – 01.10.2016
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO ORGANISE
NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN AND AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES CULMINATING IN STRIKE
· AGAINST THE TOTALLY NEGATIVE AND INDIFFERENT ATTITUDE OF THE NDA GOVT.
· AGAINST NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASSURANCE GIVEN BY GROUP OF MINISTERS TO NJCA
· DEMANDING IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT OF THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1ST PHASE – 20TH OCTOBER 2016 – THURSDAY
Demonstration at all centres/all office gates and forwarding of resolutions adopted on charter of demands to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India (2) Hon’ble Home Minister (3) Hon’ble Finance Minister and all Departmental heads.
2ND PHASE – 7TH NOVEMBER 2016 – MONDAY
Mass dharna at all state capitals/important centres.
3RD PHASE – 15TH DECEMBER 2016 – THURSDAY
Massive Parliament March of not less than 20000 Central Government employees.
4TH PHASE – STRIKE JOINTLY WITH ALL LIKE MINDED ORGANISATIONS
Date will be decided in consultation with other organisations.
The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers met on 30.09.2016 at New Delhi, reviewed the progress made in settlement of the charter of demands submitted by the JCM (NC) staff side to the Central Government, with particular reference to the assurance given by the Group of Ministers regarding constitution of a High Level Committee for increasing the minimum wage and fitment formula. The National Secretariat viewed with grave concern the totally negative and indifferent attitude of the NDA Government towards the genuine demands of the Central Government employees and expressed its strong protest against non-implementation of the assurance given by the Cabinet Ministers to the NJCA till this date. As already resolved by the 25th National Conference of the Confederation held at Chennai from 16th to 18th August 2016, the National Secretariat decided to organize independent campaign and agitational programmes culminating in strike action. The National Secretariat, at the same time, resolved to maintain unity under the banner of NJCA intact and also resolved that confederation while conducting its own independent campaign and agitational programmes, shall fully implement all the programmes of NJCA also at all levels.
Accordingly, the National Secretariat decided to organize the above mentioned phased programme of action during the months of October, November and December 2016. The National Secretariat further deiced that before finalizing the date of the strike action, the Confederation leadership shall contact all likeminded organisations and effort should be made to bring maximum unity of Central Government employees for the proposed strike action.
For the December 15th Parliament March, National Secretariat fixed the following quota for ensuring participation of about not less than 20000 employees in the March.
1. National Federation of Postal Employees (all affiliates) - 10000
2. Income Tax Employees Federation - 2500
3. Audit & Accounts Association - 1000
4. Civil Accounts Employees Association - 800
5. National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees - 300
6. Ground Water Board Employees Association - 300
7. Other Affiliates (Each) - 100
8. COC West Bengal - 1000
9. COC Tamilnadu - 1000
10. COC Kerala - 500
11. COC Uttar Pradesh - 1000
12. COC Mumbai - 500
13. COC Nagpur - 300
14. COC Andhra/Telangana - 1000
15. COC Karnataka - 500
16. All other COCs (Each) - 300
17. COC Delhi - 3000
Major organisations shall arrange Accommodation for the participants from their organization. Regarding small organisations and COCs they should contact in advance the Confederation CHQ, in case accommodation is to be arranged.
Affiliated organisations and COCs should fix state-wise quota and affiliated organization-wise quota immediately and inform all affiliates/State units immediately to enable them to decide the participants
Travel tickets for the participants in the Parliament March should be booked immediately, as otherwise it will be difficult to get reservation.
Other details will be given in the next circular. Charter of demands approved by the National Secretariat is enclosed herewith.
MAKE THE PROGRAMMES GRAND SUCCESS
All affiliated organisations and COCs are requested to start preperations immediately for making the above mentioned three-phases of programmes a grand success.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4. Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Enhance bonus calculation ceiling of GDS also to 7000 from 01.04.2014.
5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.
6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.
10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.
12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16. Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.
18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
Circular No. 3/2016-19 Dated – 01.10.2016
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECISIONS
National Secretariat of the Confederation was held on 30.09.2016 at New Delhi under the Presidenship of Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President. The following agenda items were discussed and decision taken. The meeting paid homage to Late Com. Desraj Sharma, Ex-Deputy Secretary General, NFPE and Ex-General Secretary, P-IV, who passed away on 24.09.2016 and observed two minute silence.
1. REVIEW OF THE 25TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE & NATIONAL WOMEN’S CONVENTION OF THE CONFEDERATION HELD AT CHENNAI FROM 16TH TO 18TH AUGUST 2016
Detailed review of the conference was conducted. Overall the conference was a grand success. For women’s convention, time constraint was there. It is decided that hereafter the women’s convention should be held separately for a full day (not alongwith All India Conference).
2. REVIEW OF THE 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016 GENERAL STRIKE
Organisation-wise and C-O-C wise review was conducted. The overall participation of the employees in the strike was good. Deferring of the 11th July NJCA strike and the holidays following the strike day has created some difficulties in organizing the strike in some departments. The percentage of participation was almost equal to the last year’s 2nd September 2015 strike.
3. REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS MADE IN SETTLEMENT OF NJCA CHARTER OF DEMANDS AND FINALIZATION OF FUTURE COURSE OF ATION AS PER THE DECISION OF THE 25TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE.
See circular No. 2/2016-19 issued separately.
4. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEETING TO BE HELD AT NEW DELHI ON 16TH DECEMBER 2016 – THE NEXT DAY OF THE 15TH DECEMBER PARLIAMENT MARCH
The National Secretariat decided that in order to conduct a detailed organizational review the National Executive meeting of the Confederation will be held on 16th December 2016 at New Delhi i.e, on the next day of Parliament March. National Secretariat Members, Chief Executives of all affiliated organisations having minimum 500 membership and General Secretaries of the C-O-Cs shall attend the national Executive meeting WITHOUT FAIL. All National Secretariat members, Chief Executives of affiliated organisations with 500 membership and General Secretaries of C-O-Cs are requested to book your return tickets only after 16th December meeting.
5. FINALISATION OF THE STRIKE DATE
National Secretariat authorized that available office bearers in the headquarters shall meet, in consultation will like minded organisations and decide the date of the strike.
6. FINANCIAL REVIEW
Financial Review will be made in the National Executive meeting to be held on 16th December 2016.
7. SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSED TWO DAY STRIKE OF THE POSTAL EMPLOYEES ON 9TH & 10THNOVEMBER 2016.
National Secretariat decided to extend full solidarity and support to the two days strike of the Postal employees for GDS and casual labour demands. C-O-Cs shall organize demonstrations in front of all major Post office/RMS offices on 9th November 2016.
8. FILLING UP THE VACANT POST OF NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEMBERS (ORGANISING SECRETARIES)
As decided by the 25th National Conference the National Secretariat decided to fill up the two vacant posts of organising secretaries by co-opting the following comrades.
1. Com. Subir Kumar Majumdar, General Secretary, C-O-C, Assam, Guwahati.
2. Com. P. S. Prasad, General Secretary, C-O-C, Karnataka, Bangalore.
Meeting ended at 5 PM.