Wednesday, October 5, 2016
A delegation of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands consisting of Shri S.N.Mishra, Vice President; Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary; Shri R.Rajendran & Shri R.Surendran Pillai, Asst. General Secretaries; Shri Clement Stephen, Finance Secretary and Smt Nazreen Begum, Organising Secretary held a courtesy meeting with Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on 30.09.2016. At the outset the General Secretary of the Association conveyed the greetings to the newly appointed Lt. Governor and assured whole hearted support in all people friendly initiatives. The Association also welcomed the ban on tobacco products and steps to curtail the liquor consumption. The General Secretary also submitted a memorandum to the Hon’ble Lt. Governor on various pending issues pertaining to govt. employees which include (i) Setting up of greinvance redressal mechanism at local level on the model of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) (ii) Filling up of vacant posts (iii) Construction of sufficient number of quarters (iv) Award of upgraded pay under Part B of 6th CPC to left out categories of teachers (v) Regularisation of Ad-hoc services of teachers and (vi) Enhansing Air/Boat services for southern group of islands. The delegation made briefings also on various long pending demands of government employees. The Hon’ble Lt. Governor has assured to look into the issues to resolve them.
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.
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.
(M. Krishnan)Secretary General
Source: Confederation blog
Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16
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Saturday, September 3, 2016
Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers' Association alongwith CITU has organized Mass Dharna, Processions and Public Meetings throughout the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in support of the All India Strike of the central trade unions and employees’ organizations on 2nd September, 2016 to protest against the anti-working class policies of the central government. At Port Blair, a Mass Dharna was organized at Tiranga Park, participated by government employees and workers. Inaugurating the Mass Dharna, B.Chandrachoodan, General Secretary, CITU State Committee criticized the central government for amending the labour laws in favour of corporate houses and multi-national companies. He condemned the lethargic attitude adopted by a number of government departments under the A & N Administration towards resolving the demands raised by the Unions of workers working under it. D. Laxman Rao, CITU leader while addressing the gathering said that the NDA government at the Centre has miserably failed to address the problems being faced by the islanders. Addressing the gathering T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary, NGOs’ Association briefly explained all the demands concerning the central govt. employees which are being highlighted during the All India Strike. GP Mondal, Vice President and SL Vinjit, Secretary of the South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of the Association also addressed the gathering. Later in the evening, a massive procession was taken out at the Port Blair town in which, despite heavy rain, a large number of employees and workers participated. The procession was led by M. Boominathan, President of CITU A & N State Committee and P. Sathyapal, President and SN Mishra, Vice President of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association.
At Diglipur, mass dharna was organized in which large number of workers and employees participated which was led by Madan Mohan Das, Secretary, CITU North Andaman Zonal Committee, Smt Rukdhani Toppo, Barun Biswas, CITU leaders and S. Arumugam, Deepak Karmakar and GC Dey, leaders of NGOs’ Association.
At Billiground mass procession was organized in which government employees and workers participated. NGOs’ Association leaders S. Bawali, Mritunjay Biswas, S.R.Mirdha, Saatyaban Gain and CITU leader Gopikulam led the programme. At Rangat, a mass demonstration was held in front of the office of the Assistant Commissioner, participated by workers and employees. VK Krishnadas and Karuppaiah, CITU leaders and Association leaders Adaickan, Suresh Kumar, Natarajan and Ali Akbar led the programme.
At Baratang, massive procession was taken out in which a large number of workers participated which was led by Daniel Aint, Vice President, CITU and Jayakumar. At Kadamtala, massive procession was taken out in which considerable number of workers participated which was led by Smt Shipra Bala, CITU State Committee Member.
The issues highlighted during the All India Strike by central trade unions include (1) urgent measures to contain price rise (2) measures to contain rising unemployment in the country (3) minimum wages of Rs. 18,000/- per month for all workers, (4) stoppage of contractorisation of permanent and perennial nature of work and payment of same wages and benefits for contract workers also (5) strict enforcement of all basic labour laws (6) social security cover for all workers and minimum pension of Rs. 3,000 per month wherever it is less than Rs. 3000. (7) Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity (8) Stoppage of disinvestment in central/state PSUs, against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence (9) to scrap New Pension Scheme (10) remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments (11) Lift ban on creation of posts and fill up all vacant posts, etc.
Dated 2nd September 2016
The initial report received at the Confederation Central Head Quarters indicate the participation of about ten lakhs Central Government employees in today’s nationwide general strike action of the Indian Working Class. Earlier, endorsing the call of the Central Trade Unions, the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers had called upon the Central Government employees to take part in the one-day strike to compel the Government to withdraw the anti-people and anti-labour neo-liberal policies pursued by the Central Government.
Offices of the Postal, Income Tax, Ground Water Board, Survey of India, Geological Survey of India, Printing and Stationery department, Botanical Survey of India, Indian Bureau of Mines, RMS offices, census department, Indian Space Research organization, Central Government Health Scheme, Atomic Energy, Medical Stores depots, Film Institute of India, AGMARK, Indian Council for Medical Research, Film division and various other autonomous scientific and research institutions etc. remained closed and the work completely paralysed.
The strike also affected the functioning of various offices of Indian Audit & Accounts department, Civil Accounts, Central Excise and Customs, CPWD etc. Total civilian employees of various Defence organisations and Defence Accounts Departments participated in the strike. The Strike was total in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamilnadu, Andhra, Telangana, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, North Eastern states, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and 70 to 80% in other states.
The Central Government employees were particularly unhappy over the totally negative attitude of the NDA Government towards their demands while implementing 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. Ban on creation of new posts, non-filling up of about six lakhs vacant posts, introduction of New Contributory Pension Scheme, non-regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual, contract workers, ceiling on compassionate appointments, rejection of the demand for increase in the minimum wage and fitment formula, reduction in the percentage of House Rent Allowance, abolition of 52 allowances etc. are some of the retrograde measures taken by the Central Government.
The Confederation National Secretariat Congratulates the Central Government employees, who undertook intensive campaign to make the strike a grand success. The Confederation salutes all its members for their whole hearted participation in the strike and making it an unprecedented success.