ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2017
THE BETRAYAL AND BREACH OF ASSURANCE BY THREE CABINET MINISTERS OF NDA
GOVT. VIZ. SRI RAJNATH SINGH, HON’BLE HOME MINISTER, SRI. ARUN JAITLEY,
HON'BLE FINANCE MINISTER AND SRI SURESH PRABHU, HON’BLE RAILWAY
DEMANDING IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT OF THE 21 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUBMITTED TO GOVT. (SEE CHARTER OF DEMANDS PUBLISHED BELOW).
A massive Parliament March was conducted on 15th December
2016, as per the decision of the Diamond Jubilee year National
Conference of the Confederation held at Chennai in August 2016. Central
Government employees from all over the states belonging to all
affiliates of Confederation participated in the March and Rally.
Autonomous bodies employees and pensioners, Central Government
Pensioners etc. are also extended their support and solidarity by
joining the rally.
Inspite of cancellation and delayed
running of several trains in North India due to fog and also the havoc
unleased by the Cyclone in Tamilnadu, participation of about 15000
employees in the Parliament March and Rally made it a resounding
success. As decided by the National Secretariat One day Strike on 15th February 2017 was declared in the Rally.
The rally after the Parliament march was
presided over by the National President of the Confederation Com. K. K.
N. Kutty. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, announced the decision to
go on one day nation wide strike on 15th February 2017.
Com. Tapan Sen, MP and General Secretary,
CITU, Com. D. L. Sachdeva, National Secretary, AITUC, Com. C. Srikumar,
Secretary General, All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF), Com.
Pathak, President, AIDEF, Com. Amar Singh Yadav (JNU) Nand Kishore
Gupta (Delhi University), Bahabuddin (Jamia University) Com. Sharma
(IGNOU), Com. K. G. Jayaraj, General Secretary, BSNL-DOT Pensioners
Association, Com. S. Mohan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central
Govt. Gazetted officers organisations, National Secretariat Members,
Com. Narasimhan, Com. M. S. Raja, Com. R. N. Parahsar, Com. Usha
Bonepalli, Com. A. K. Kanojia, Com. K. V. Jayaraj, Com. Giriraj Singh,
Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee addressed the rally. Com. VAN Namboodri, Senior
Leader of BSNLEU, all other National Secretariat members of
Confederation, Leaders of Central Government Pensioners and Autonomous
bodies Pensioners, and Autonomous bodies employees were also present in
the dais. The rally condemned the authoritarian attitude of the NDA
Government and also the breach of assurance given by Group of Ministers
to NJCA Leaders and demanded immediate settlement of the 21 point
charter of demands submitted by Confederation to Government.
The overwhelming participation of the
employees in the Parliament March and rally and also the declaration of
the one day nationwide strike will definitely have far-reaching
implication among other sections of the Central Government employees.
Further the Central Trade Unions had assured full support and solidarity
to the proposed strike. All India state Government Employees Federation
has also decided to extend full support by conducting countrywide
demonstrations on 14th February 2016. Intensive campaign will
be planned by the National Executive meeting of the Confederation on
16.12.2016. All the affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to
start intensive campaign and preparations to make the 15th February 2016 strike 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 6thJuly
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).
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.
Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend
all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental
employees to GDS. Publish GDS Committee report immediately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of
autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay)
Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners
21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.