Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Annual General Body Meeting of the Clerical Cadre Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers' Association will be held at 10 a.m. on 28.03.2015(Saturday) instead of 21.03.2015 in the Hotel ACC, Mohanpura, Port Blair to discuss various issues pertaining to AC Cadre staff and to elect new committee.
(S.Surender ) (R.Raji)
Vice President Secretary
Saturday, March 14, 2015
A meeting of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 14th March, 2015 at Crusade House, Phoneix Bay, Port Blair to chalk out detailed programme for the successful conduct of the Annual Conference of the Association scheduled to be held on 4th & 5th April, 2015 at Kerala Samajam, Port Blair. Com TS Sreekumar, General Secretary made a brief reporting about the importance of the Annual Conference and the steps to be taken by the Association for the successful holding of the Conference. Com. Virghu Bhattacharya, Finance Secretary of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi will attend the Conference as the Chief Guest.
A Reception Committee comprising of Central Executive Committee members, office bearers of various branches & sub-committees and leaders from various sister organizations was formed for the successful conduct of the Annual Conference.
The meeting unanimously elected Com. R.Ranjan as Vice Chairman of the Reception Committee. and authorized the Central Secretariat of the Association to nominate a suitable person as Chairman later on. The meeting elected Com S.L.Vinjit as Secretary and Shri B.N.Mondal as Joint Secretary of the Reception Committee.
Various other sub-committees were also formed for the proper conduct of the Conference. Com. H.L.Prasad, President of the Association presided over the meeting.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on 14th March, 2015 (Saturday) at Crusade House premises to form the Reception Committee for the Diamond Jubilee Annual Conference of NGOs' Association scheduled to be held on 4 -5 April, 2015. All invited members are requested to attend positively.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association and CITU jointly organised a meeting at Hotel ACC, Mohanpura, Port Blair at 4 p.m. today 8th March, 2015 to celebrate the International Women’s Day. United Nation’s theme for the International Women’s Day -2015 “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity – Picture it” was the topic for the programe. Smt Nazreen Begum, an office bearer of the Association explained the origin and objectives of the International Women’s Day. She dealt with in brief the importance of celebrating this day and the impact it has created in the world.
Addressing the gathering, Shri D. Ayyappan, former General Secretary of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association briefly explained the legislations enacted in India for the protection and welfare of the women and said that failure of its implementation in a proper way led to the widening disparity between men and women and the subsequent attack on the rights of the women. He said that the women bear the brunt of the disastrous consequences of the wrong policies being pursued by the successive governments in this era of liberalization, privatization and globalisation. Speaking on the occasion, B. Chandrachoodan, General Secretary of the CITU A & N State Committee explained in brief the exploitation of women working in the private sector in these islands.
Participating in the discussion Smt Geeta Navin Bhatt, an experienced teacher of a School at Port Blair, traced the reason for the attack on the women to the degradation of moral values in the society. Smt Shabana Bibi stressed the need for enlightening unorganized women about their rights. Another teacher Ms. Anuja Rao emphasized the importance of inculcating moral values among the boys. Smt Shanti, Smt Rani and Smt Julie Jose also took part in the discussion. The thought provoking speech made by Miss Nausheen Nazir, a student of Class X on the occasion was appreciated by all.
Earlier, Smt TS Prem Latha welcomed the participants and guests in the programme. Smt Usha Sharma, who presided over the programme, proposed vote of thanks. Shri HL Prasad, Acting President and other office bearers of the NGOs’ Association were also present on the occasion. A large number of employees working at Port Blair and South Andaman areas participated in the programme.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
At the call of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi, a delegation of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, A & N Islands, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman. The memorandum was submitted for its onward transmission to the Cabinet Secretary, Govt. of India, who is the chairman of National Council, Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM). JCM is a platform to discuss and settle the common demands and grievances of Central Govt. employees.
The submission of memorandum was the first phase of ongoing action under the banner of National Joint Council of Action to which Confederation is a constituent. The other phases of future course of action are (i) Mass rally during April 1st Week (ii) Parliament March on 28th April, 2015 (iii) Indefinite strike from a date which will be declared at the culmination of Parliament march. The demands of memorandum include: (i) effect wage revision of Central Govt. Employees from 01.01.2014 (ii) No privatisation, PPP or FDI in railways and Defence establishments and no corporatisation of postal services (iii) No ban on recruitment /creation of post (iv) Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme (v) Revive JCM functioning at all levels (vi) Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments (vii) Remove the Bonus ceiling (viii) Ensure five promotions in the service career (ix) No outsourcing; contractorisation; privatisation of governmental functions (x) No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.The delegation led by Shri H.L.Prasad, President and Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secreatary. The delegation also included Shri R.Rajendran, Organising Secretary, Smt Nasreen Begum, Shri R.Raji and Shri Vasanth Sekhar.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Meeting with Chairman 7th Pay Commission & Discussion with Govt. on NJCA Strike Charter of Demands - 25.02.2015 - Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President), Com. M. S. Raja (Working President) & Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General) attended both the meetings on behalf of Confederation.
The Union budget for the financial year 2015-16 presented by Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely is a big disappointment for Government employees and other working class people. The Budget offers no personal tax relief to tax payers as expected by everyone. The ruling dispensation at Centre has not bothered to implement its election promise of enhancement of income tax exemption limit to Rs 5,00,000.
The disadvantages to common man have increased due to enhancement in Excise duty and Service tax from 12.36% to 14.42%. The proposed increase in indirect taxes is inflationary and is burden on the ordinary people, salaried class the more.
Whereas the rich and super rich are favored by the Finance Minister with abolition of wealth tax, reduction in Corporate tax from 30% to 25% in 4 years.
The Government Employees are totally neglected in the budget as there is no word about their genuine demands like merger of DA and grant of Interim relief etc. Requests from various service associations for exemption of ISDA, Hard Area Allowance etc. from Income Tax has gone un-heeded.
Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association, A&N Islands records its disappointment on the budget for the year 2015-16 presented in the parliament today.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Annual General Body Meeting of the South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 14th February, 2015 at the Auditorium of Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair. The meeting elected the following as office bearers for the year 2015.
Secretary : Shri R Surendran Pillai
Joint Secretaries : Shri S.L. Vinjit
Treasurer : Shri Sasi Kumar
Organizing Secretaries :
- Shri R D Yadav
- Shri Nagarajan
- Shri Suban Ali
- Shri R.Sashi Kumar
- Shri Bishwanath Mandal
- Shri Nookaraju Medsi
Besides an Executive Committee with 45 members were also elected in the meeting.
A condolence meeting was held at Crusade House premises, today, 18.02.2015 to pay homage to the legendary leader of the of Govt. Employees & Pensioners, Comrade S.K.Vyas who passed away on 13.02.2015 at a hospital in Jaipur. He was the Secretary General of the Confederation for more than four decades and also the General Secretary of BCPC & NCCPA. Presiding over the meeting Shri H.L.Prasad, President of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association remembered the great leader for his struggles and sacrifices for the welfare of central govt. employees & workers. Speaking on the occasion, Shri D.Ayyappan, former General Secretary of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association threw light on the life history of Com. Vyas and recalled his contribution as a leader of the Confederation since its formation in 1956. Shri K.G.Das, former General Secretary of the Association also paid homage to the departed leader and memorized his visit to these islands during 1968, 1999 & 2011.
Shri B.Chandrachoodan, General Secretary, CITU, Shri S.P.Kalairajan, Circle Secretary, BSNL Employees Union, Shri Steephen Fernandez, Secretary, Postal Employees Union & Secretary, P-IV Postal Employees Union, Shri Anadi Ranjan Bhattacharjee also spoke on the occasion and paid homage to the great leader.
Earlier, the meeting observed 01 minute silence to pay homage to the departed leader and offered floral tributes as a mark of respect to Comrade S.K.Vyas. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary, Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, who urged the employees and workers to be united and walk on the path shown by Com. Vyas.