Sunday, August 21, 2016

NGOs' Association demands setting up of Anomaly Committee at UT Level

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The Chief Secretary,
Andaman and Nicobar Administration,
Port Blair.

Sub:  Setting up of Anomaly Committee on 7th CPC in A & N
         Islands - regarding.

As you may kindly be aware, the   Govt. of India has set up an Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, a copy of which is attached herewith for your kind consideration. As per the Office Memorandum issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Deptt of Personnel & Training), Govt. of India, New Delhi on 16th August, 2016, there will be two levels of Anomaly Committees – National Anomaly Committee and Departmental Anomaly Committees consisting of representatives of the official side and Staff side. It has also been mentioned in the said Office memorandum that the anomalies will be received through the Secretary, Staff Side upto six months from the date of its constitution. 

 This Association is affiliated to the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi which is a constituent of the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) at the National Level. The matter has been discussed with the JCM National Council Members by me and this Association has been advised by the JCM members to approach the A & N Administration to set up a UT level Anomaly Committee to consider the anomalies arising out of the 7th CPC recommendations concerning the government employees working in all the departments under the A & N Administration. This Association, being the largest Service Association  representing  all the non-gazetted government employees (except industrial employees) working under all the departments of the Administration and the only one recognised by the A & N Administration,  had submitted an elaborate memorandum to the 7th CPC. 

  I would, therefore, request your goodself kindly to  set up  an Anomaly Committee for the  UT of A & N islands  comprising the representatives of the  Staff Side and  official side  so that the anomalies and other issues arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC can be  discussed and necessary recommendations made to the Govt. of India.  

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

(TS Sreekumar)
General Secretary
Cell: 9434286308

Secretary, JCM (Staff Side)'s letter to JCM Constituents regarding meeting with Allowances Committee

Friday, August 12, 2016

NGOs' Association takes up the issue of Quarter allotment under General Pool

The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands drew the attention of the A & N Administration towards various issues on quarter allotment and upkeeping of General Pool residential accommodations under the Administration. Shri T.S. Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association, in a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration has pointed out the difficulties being faced by govt. employees working under A & N Administration in getting a govt. residential accommodation even after serving 30 to 35 years. Highlighting various difficulties being faced by govt. employees, he brought several points to the notice of Chief Secretary which includes (i) Re-pooling of large number of Type II, III & IV quarters transferred earlier to Medical College in a non-transparent way (ii) Re-construction/renovation of all dilapidated General Pool accommodations at Junglighat, Delanipur, Mohanpura, Deen Street etc. (iii) Against demolition of govt. quarters and diversion of the land for other purpose (iv) Cancellation of allotment of General Pool accommodation to Central agencies, autonomous bodies etc., and other agencies (v) Simplification the quarter allotment process and (vi) Timely repairing of all govt. quarters of South Andaman area & outstations.

Delegation meets Director (RD, PRI & ULB)

A delegation of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands led by its General Secretary, Shri T.S. Sreekumar met the Director (RD,PRIs&ULB), A & N Administration  today (10.08.2016) and discussed with him various pending issues  related to the  employees of  Rural Development Department which include delay in promotion, MACP,   filling up of  all vacant posts and implementation of  uniform and transparent transfer policy etc. The Director (RD,PRI&ULB) has assured the delegation  that the  issues raised by the Association will be settled in a time bound manner. Shri R.Rajendran, Assistant General Secretary, Shri S. K. Pandey, Vice President, Shri Bikash Mondal, Secretary, and Shri Sudhamshu Biswas of RD Sub-Committee of Non Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association were also present in the delegation.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Public Meeting at Tiranga Park as a part of Campaign on All India Strike

The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officer’s Association, Andaman & Nicobar Islands organised a public meeting at Tiranga Park, Port Blair on today evening (09.07.2016) to brief about the circumstances under which National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) has deferred  the proposed All India Strike from 11.07.2016 on 7th CPC issues.
The All India Strike was deferred after getting assurance from the government to refer the demands raised by the NJCA to a high level committee particularly the issues of minimum wage and fitment formula. In his address, Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Assocaition explained in detail the deliberations made by the NJCA with the Govt. of India for getting the genuine demands accepted and assurance given by the Union Cabinet ministers for referring the demands to a High Level Committee to resolve the same within a specific time period. He urged upon the government employees to come together within a single umbrealla and fight unitedly for their demands. Shri Raj Kumar Saw, General Secretary, Pensioners’ Association in his address criticized the anti employee attitude of the government while implementing the 7th Pay Commission recommendations where none of demands raised by the Employees’ Association were accepted. Briefing, about the details of the recommendations, he expressed concern over the worst ever recommendations made by any Pay Commissions and the attitude of central government.

Shri G.P.Mandal, Vice President, South Andaman Teachers’ Branch threw light over the reasons for conducting such a campaign programme and elaborated certain points in the recommendations made by the 7th CPC. In his address, Shri S.L.Vinjit, Secretary, South Andaman Teachers Branch who also co-ordinated the public meeting explained the reasons behind the united efforts being made by the different employee organisations under a single umbrealla of NJCA which has forced the government to talk with the Staff Side leaders and accept the demands raised by the NJCA. The meeting was attended by a large number of employees working in and around South Andaman area. The meeting was presided by Shri P.Satyapal, President of the Association.


QUERY --- Just like the issues of Salary hike, Fitment formula or parity of Pension, the issue of NPS is common to all Central Govt. Departments. In spite of that, this issue appears to be less highlighted. I represent a unit where 80% of the employees belong to NPS and all of us are aware of the pros & cons of the scheme and we are really concerned about our future
Com. S. Das, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA (NFPE), Postal Accounts, Assam Circle, Guwahati.

REPLY ----- Thanks for your concern. The problem of NPS employees are well taken care of by the NJCA.  Please see the Press Statement issued by NJCA on 6th July 2016 after taking the decision to defer the strike which is published in confederation website. The last paragraph reads as follows------- "The NJCA particularly notes that the Govt. has set up a separate committee for reviewing the New Pension Scheme, which has been a matter of concern to all employees and workers who are recruited to Govt. services after 01.01.2004." Please also see the para -12 of the Press Communique issued by the Govt. through Press Information Bureau immediately after the Cabinet decision on 29th June 2016 which reads as --------- "Para-12--- The Cabinet also decided to constitute a separate committee to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of New Pension System (NPS)". Cabinet decision is taken as it is one of the important demand of the Charter of demands of NJCA submitted to Govt. NJCA shall take follow up action on this particular demand as all of us are very much concerned about this important demand. This demand is directly linked to the policy of the NDA Govt. as all of you are aware that it is the previous NDA Govt. which took a Cabinet decision in 2003 to implement New Contributory Pension Scheme to Central Govt. Employees from 01.01.2004.

M. Krishnan 
Secretary General

Source: Confederation blog