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Friday, December 23, 2016

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SOME IMPORTANT MATTERS TAKEN UP WITH SECRETARY POSTS BY OUR FEDERATION/CHQ DURING THE JCM DC MEETING HELD ON 20.12.2016


DEAR COMRADES,

AT THE TIME OF JCM DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 20.12.2016, THE FOLLOWING  CASES WERE  TAKEN UP WITH THE SECRETARY POSTS, BY OUR FEDERATION/ CHQ AS OUT OF AGENDA. 

THE LETTERS WERE HANDED OVER PERSONALLY  WITH THE SECRETARY POSTS AND REQUESTED TO INITIATE ACTION ON THESE MATTERS.  THE COPY OF LETTERS ARE  PUBLISHED  HEREUNDER FOR YOUR VIEW.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR - confederation





Dated – 19.12.2016
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
MOST URGENT

DECISION OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE MEETING OF THE CONFEDERATION HELD AT NEW DELHI ON 16.12.2016, AT MP’S CLUB HALL

To,

1)   All National Secretariat Members
2)   All Affiliated organisations
3)   General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs.

Dear Comrades,

The National Executive Meeting of the Confederation was held on 16.12.2016 at MP’s Club hall, New Delhi under the Presidentship of Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President. After detailed deliberation the meeting took the following unanimous decisions.

1.   15th December 2016 Parliament March.
The meeting reviewed the participation of employees in the Parliament March and came to the conclusion that inspite of cancellation and delayed running of Trains due to adverse weather conditions and also the havoc unleashed by the Cyclone in Tamilnadu, the March and Rally was an unprecedented success and impressive. (Report enclosed).

2. 15th February 2017 one day All India Strike.
The meeting conducted detailed discussion and unanimously decided to implement the strike decision in a most successful manner. The following decision are taken for making the strike a grand success.
(a) National Secretariat members shall undertake campaign programme and address meetings in all states. (Campaign programme will be published in website within two days)
(b)        Strike notice should be served on 28.12.2016 (28th December 2016 Wednesday) to Government and to all the Departmental heads. On that day demonstrations should be organized in front of all offices. Copy of the strike notice may be submitted to all lower level authorities also. (Model copy of the strike notice and charter of demands enclosed. Necessary modifications may be made in the strike notice). In the Charter of demands departmental wise demands can be added as Part-II of the Charter.
(c)  All affiliated organisations of Confederation should serve the strike notice to their respective authoritiesWITHOUT FAIL. Copy of the strike notice served may be sent to Confederation CHQ also for exhibiting in website.
(d) Mass dharna or Rallies should be organized at all state Capitals and District headquarters on 10.01.2017 (10th January 2017 Tuesday). Leaders of other trade unions and fraternal organisations may be invited to address the dharna/Rally.
(e) Press Conferences may be conducted in all states. Maximum publicity may be given through local print and electronic media and also through social media, Whatsapp, facebook etc. etc.
(f)   A brief explanatory note on the Charter of demands will be prepared and placed on website by the CHQ, as campaign material.
(g) All affiliated organistions should immediately convene their managing body meetings and chalk out their own campaign programme of each individual Federations/Association/Union. This is most important and urgent. Without conducting separate campaign in each organization by their own leaders, it will be very difficult to organize this strike effectively in each department. Each affiliated organisations should issue their own separate circular to their lower units and copy should be sent to Confederation CHQ also. The COCs should immediately convene their meetings and plan C-O-C level campaign also. Lapses, if any, on the part of any organization, may be reported to their central head quarters and also to Confederation CHQ by COCs.
(h) A meeting of Central Trade Union leaders and other Federations/Association/unions (like state employees, Pensioners etc.) may be convened by inviting them and the background and demands of the strike may be explained to them and their support and solidarity may be requested.
(i)   Letters may be given to all political parties and People’s Representatives explanning the background and demands of the strike and their support and solidarity may be requested.
(j)   An All India Convention of Autonomous body employees and pensioners organisations should be organsied at Bangalore in January 2017 and maximum participation of autonomous body employees in the strike may be ensured.
(k)  It is decided to include the following demand also in the Charter of demands –“Implementation of the “Equal Pay for Equal Work” judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in all Central Government departments.
(l)   Strike shall commence at 6 AM on 15.02.2017.

3. Women’s Sub Committee meeting decisions.
The first meeting of the newly elected Women’s Sub Committee meeting of the Confederation was held on 15.12.2016 at NFPE office, New Delhi at 4 PM. Com. Usha Bonepalli, Chair person Women’s Sub Committee presided. Com. R. Seethalakshmi, Convenor, Women’s Sub Committee presented organisational report, Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, Com. K. V. Jayaraj, Secretary General, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees attended and addressed the meeting. The Committee after detailed discussion took the following decision.
(i)   Decided to organize on all India Women’s Trade Union workshop at Bangalore during the month of September/October 2017 in consultation with C-O-C Karnataka. Comrades of NFPE who attended the Women’s Committee meeting assured to share the major portion of expenses.
(ii)  Decided to request all affiliated organisations of Confederation to form separate Women’s Sub Committee in their organization. Similarly, it is decided that all C-O-Cs should from their own separate Women Sub Committee at State/District level. (just like All India Women’s Sub Committee).
(iii) It is decided to co-opt Mrs. Mausumi Majumdar, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Assam) to the Women’s Sub Committee.

4. The above decision of the Women’s Sub Committee are presented in the National Executive Committee meting of Confederation and the National Executive endorsed the decision for implementation.

5. It is decided to conduct the next All India Trade Union Camp of Confederation at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) during the month of April/May 2017. Date will be finalized later in consultation with COC Kerala.

The meeting paid resectful homage to the legendary and Cuban Armed revolution leader & Ex-President of Cuba Com. Fidel Castro, Com. Dipen Ghosh, the great leader of the Central Government employees movement and working class.

The meeting paid special tribute to Com. Gopal Chandra Singh, GDS Mail Packer, Maguria Town Sub Post office under Purulia Postal Division in West Bengal who breathed his last on 15.12.2016 while he was in New Delhi along with the comrades of West Bengal to attend the Parliament March organized by Confederation.

Fraternally yours,


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2017

ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2017

·       AGAINST THE BREACH OF ASSURANCE AND BETRAYAL BY GROUP OF MINISTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT.

·      TO UPHOLD THE SELF-RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF 33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND 34 LAKHS PENSIONERS.

ABOUT 15 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND AUTONOMOUS BODY EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE STRIKE


v  Central Government employees and Pensioners betrayed by NDA Govt. by breach of assurance given by Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Shiri Arun Jaitely and Shri Suresh Prabhu regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. This is the worst pay revision after 2nd CPC report in 1960. Government implemented the report without any modification suggested by Staff side (JCM). In 1960 entire employees went on five days strike.

v  Central Government Pensioners and Family Pensioners betrayed by NDA Government by not implementing Option-I (parity) recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by Cabinet.

v  Autonomous bodies employees betrayed by NDA Government by issuing instructions NOT TO IMPLEMENT 7th CPC benefits to Autonomous body employees and Pensioners UNTIL FURTHER ORDERS.

v  Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department betrayed by NDA Government by not extending the benefits of 7th CPC to them and also by not publishing the separate one-man committee report already submitted to the Government.

v  Thousands of Casual, Part-time, contingent employees, daily rated mazdoors and contract workers are betrayed by the NDA Government by not regularizing their services and by not revising their wages on the principle of “Equal Pay for Equal Work”.

v  7th CPC Submitted its report after 21 months on 19th November 2015. Even after 13 months the NDA Government has not implemented the revised HRA, Transport Allowance and all other Allowances. Government is deliberately delaying it further to deny implementation from 01.01.2016 and also to delay it to next Financial year 2017, thereby denying arrears.

v  Government betrayed Central Government employees and Pensioners by denying eligible 3% Dearness Allownace with effect from 01.07.2016. DA for pre-revised Minimum pay of 7000 is 7% = 490 per month. Same pre-revised pay of 7000 revised to 18000 after merger of 125% DA as on 01.01.2016. New DA granted for revised minimum pay of 18000 is 2% = 360 per month. Thus there is a recurring loss of Rs. 130/- per month in DA granted to Minimum pay. For other higher pay scales the loss is still higher.

v  In the past, only one Committee before implementation of CPC report and one Anomaly Committed after implementation was constituted. This time Committee after Committees are constituted but no negotiated settlement with the JCM (NC) staff side on any of the issue, but only one-way hearing of the views of the staff side. Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowances Committee, Pension (Option-1) Committee, Anomaly Committee, New Pension System (NPS) Committee and Senior officers Committee (?) to discuss the issues arising out of 7th CPC recommendations. (no formal orders constituting the Group of Senior Offices Committee and no terms of reference made public). Almost six months are over after Cabinet approving pay scales and one year is over after submission of 7th CPC report, but no outcome of any committee).

v  No negotiated settlement on Confederation’s 21 Point Charter of demands which includes increase in minimum pay, Fitment formula, no reduction of HRA rate, Revision of all allownaces, Restoration of abolished Advances, Option-1 for pensioners, Scrap New Pension System, Autonomous bodies wage revision, GDS Issues, Casual Labour issues, MACP promotional hierarchy and “Very good” bench mark, filling up of vacancies, removal of 5% compassionate appointment restriction, Five promotions, LDC/UDC pay upgradation, Parity in pay scales with Central Secretariat Staff, removal of CCL adverse condition, equal pay for equal work etc.

WHAT HAPPENED ON 30TH JUNE 2016 ?
AND WHO BETRAYED THE EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ?

On the night of 30th June 2016, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways informed the Secretary, JCM (NC) Staff side Shri Shiv Gopal Misra that the Prime Minister had empowered three Cabinet Ministers, viz: Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitely, Hon’ble Fiance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Railways Minister, to negotiate with the staff side, JCM (NC), and invited staff side (JCM) for a meeting at the Official residence of Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister on the same night 21:30 hrs. On persistent demand of the staff side (JCM), the Group of Ministers assured that the issue of increase in the Minimum wage and Fitment formula will be referred to a High Level Committee and the Committee will submit its report to the Government within four months.

NOW SIX MONTH’S ARE ALMOST OVER.
WHERE IS THE HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE REPORT?

CHEATING……………….CHEATING………………….. CHEATING

WHEN CABINET MINISTERS BETRAY, WHAT SHALL WE DO?

STRIKE…………….STRIKE……………….. STRIKE

Strike is the only BEFITTING REPLY to those who betrayed the cause of the Central Government employees and pensioners.

We cannot go on begging before the NDA Government.

WORKERS ARE NOT BEGGARS.

Let us make the 15th February 2017 one day strike a resounding success.
Let us not surrender our prestige and self-respect before those who betrayed our cause.

Fraternally yours,


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DEMONETIZATION (NOTE BANDI) CAUSE OF SUFFERING FOR PUBLIC


EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER

DECEMBER 2016

 

DEMONETIZATION (NOTE BANDI)
CAUSE OF SUFFERING FOR PUBLIC

            The object of demonetization was stated by Prime Minister to combat corruption and black money .But without making proper preparations it’s implementation has caused suffering more to the public in general and Bank and Postal Employees in particular. All Government Employees, Workers, Farmers and small & big entrepreneurs are also suffering because of this. People start standing in ques in front of ATMs since early in the night. As the ATMs were not calibrated as per  new notes of Rs.2000/- and 500/- so these notes are not being put in ATMs and 100/- Rupees  notes are exhausted within a short period and remaining persons remain standing in ques. The decision taken in hurry is being changed frequently. Firstly it was ordered that anybody can change the old notes worth Rupees 4000/- from any Bank & Post Office, after that limit raised as Rs.4500/- and now it has been reduced to Rs.2000/- from the Post Offices or Bank where account stands.

            `No employer is giving salary to his employees. Shops are being shut. The business in Mandis is getting stopped. Workshops and factories are being closed. Workers are returning back from Metro Cities to their villages.

            The problems before farmers are aggravating. Now this is season of RAVI CROPS and Farmers are not able to purchase seeds and fertilizer besides having money. If it peasants come in distress it will adversely affect the economy of nation. Agricultural products like vegetables and fruits are not being purchased in Mandis. All the small enterprises, from brick Kilns  to factories , who have  to pay cash wages to workers have stopped working or not making full payment of wages as they have been allowed to withdraw Rs.25000/- . As per the RBI directives, distinct and primary co-operative banks which cater to millions of farmers are not allowed to exchange the votes. This has paralysed the banking operations causing hardship to farmer and rural population. Workers working in transport sector have become unemployed. The goods carrier vehicles have come to halt, as to operate these there is no money and it will result shortage of food items.

             The Government has authorized all Hospitals to accept old notes but the private hospitals and Nursing Homes have not been allowed therefore people are not getting proper treatment and some have died due to lack of treatment.

            Most of the work in this country is done by cash transaction. After barring 86% currency which was in the form of notes of higher denomination has caused suffering to the common man including labourers, farmers, entrepreneurs and government employees. The way in which this has been implemented adverse effect on livelihood of common man can be noticed.

            The government is claiming GDP at the rate of 8% but now it may come down up to 5% and the economy will take more time to come up after bearing this blow.

            The Government is claiming total removal of problem of corruption and black money after demonetization but experts are saying that there is only 6% black money in the form of cash and only 0.025% currency is fake. Rest 94% black money is in real estate, Share Market, Gold and Jewellery and foreign currency and so many other activities. For marriages, orders were issued to withdraw Rs.2.5 lakh but so many conditions have been imposed and fulfillment of these conditions is impossible and the people are committing suicide being aggrieved of it. To restrict withdrawal of its own money is clear-cut violation of constitutional provisions.

            With this decision the postal employees have also been very adversely affected. There is no adequate infrastructure in Post Offices. In most of the post offices, notes counting machines and fake currency detecting machines are not available. About 10000 Post Offices are single handed and he has to do all other works besides this demonetization work. The Post Offices are being opened since 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. and being opened on holidays and Sundays and no extra remuneration is being paid in lieu of this extra duty work.

            There are no proper security arrangements in Post Offices for cash remittance. Cash cannot be retained in Post Offices. To remit the cash from SOs to HO. The employees have to take risk. Banks are not ready to accept. The banned currency due to non availability cash from Banks. Postal employees have to bear the annoyance of public.

            NFPE has raised all these issues before Postal Administration and other officers and accordingly Directorate has issued instructions to settle these problems but still this is not sufficient.

            If the attitude of administration does not change than NFPE along with PJCA will proceed on path of agitation