Friday, April 15, 2016
The two-day Annual Conference of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, began at Kerala Samajam Hall, Port Blair today the 09th April, 2016 at 4.30 p.m. Inaugurating the Conference, Shri M.Krishnan, Secretary General of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers’, New Delhi and Member, Standing Committee of JCM National Council, Govt. of India explained in detail about the 7th Pay Commission and its recommendations submitted to the Govt. of India. He discussed in length various retrograde points and shortcomings in these recommendations. Shri Krishnan said that the 7th CPC has recommended only Rs. 18000/- as minimum wages while the Staff Side, JCM, on the basis of scientific calculation demanded Rs. 26000/- as minimum wages for the lowest grade in the Central Service. Referreing to the New Pension Scheme, Shri Krishnan expressed serious concern over the fate of the employees who entered the service after 2003 as there is no assurance from the government that the 10% of the salary deducted from these employees will be paid to them when they retire from service. Addressing the gathering, Shri M.Krishnan urged upon the government employees to stand united against the fight in support of the 15 Point Charter of Demands made by the National Joint Council of Action and prepare themselves for the upcoming struggles. He applauded the efforts of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association for their united struggle in these islands.Earlier, Shri G.Sujathan, Vice President of the Association hoisted the Association’s flag and the Chief Guest, and others paid tributes to the martyrs at the specially erected Martyrs Memorial Column at the Kerala Samajam premises. Shri Ashok Kumar Sharma, Chairman, Reception Committee while welcoming the gathering recalled the sacrifices made by the leaders of the Association particularly Late PKS Prasad under whose leadership a number of demands of govt. employees working in these islands were achieved. Shri K.G.Das, Former General Secretary of the Association, Shri D.Ayyappan, General Secretary, A & N Gazetted Officers’ Association, Shri S.P.Kalairajan, Circle Secretary, BSNL Employees Union and Shri Steephen Fernandez, Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union, Port Blair also addressed the gathering. A large number of govt. employees and workers and former leaders of the Assocaition attended the inaugural session. Shri R.Raji, Joint Secretary, Reception Committee proposed the vote of thanks.
The Delegate Session of the Annual Conference of the Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association was held today (10.04.2016) at Kerala Samajam Hall, Port Blair. In his presidential address, Shri S.N.Misra, Vice President of the Association recalled the struggles conducted by the leaders to achieve the facilities govt. employees are enjoying today and called upon the government employees to be united in the fight against the forces that are trying to weaken the government structure. The Delegate Session, at the outset, paid homage to the memory of trade union leaders and other government employees, who passed away during the period since last Conference in April, 2015. Thereafter, Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary presented the working report of the Association for the last year while Shri CH. Ramamoorthy, Finance Secretary of the Association presented the Audited Accounts. General Secretary’s report contained an overview of the international, national, local situations and details of the programmes conducted by the Association during the intervening period. Delegates from various Branches and Sub-Committees actively participated in the discussion on the General Secretary’s Report and Audited Accounts which were later on adopted unanimously. The draft resolutions on various issues and problems affecting the government employees were presented in the meeting which were adopted after addition of various other issues made by the delegates during the discussion. About 140 delegates and observers from various outstations and Port Blair/South Andaman, representing thousands of employees, attended the Delegate Session. A presidium comprising Shri S.Surender, Shri N.K.Paul and Smt Suma Nair conducted the proceedings of the Delegate Session.
Addressing the Delegate Session, Shri M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi urged upon the Association members to work together for the struggle to strengthen the working class movement around the world. Shri Krishnan assured the Conference of all possible help from the Confederation to settle the pending issues with the Govt. of India. He gave proper reply to all the issues and concerns that were raised by the delegates during the session. Shri S.Surender and Smt Ripa Biswas who have been active members of this Association since long and superannuated from govt. service were felicitated during the session. Shri Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Secretary, Reception Committee, proposed the Vote of Thanks.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
The Annual General Body meeting of the Diglipur Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 21st February, 2016(Sunday) at Rabitirtha Hall, Diglipur Bazar, Diglipur. Shri H.L. Prasad, President of NGOs’ Association Inaugurated the Annual General Body meeting. In his inaugural address Shri H.L. Prasad, recalled many historical struggles conducted by the Govt. employees of A & N Administration under the banner of NGOs’ Association. He further exhorted employees to keep unity in the present situation, for the achievement of various demands. Shri S. Arumugam, Secretary of the Diglipur Branch presented the working report of the working of the Diglipur Branch and Shri Dasrath Mistry, Treasurer placed financial report in the meeting. Shri Gopal Chandra Dey, Vice President of the Branch presided the meeting. Later in the evening a public meeting was also organised at the Diglipur Bazar. Addressing the Annual General Body and public meeting Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association explained in detail about various negative recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission and ongoing struggle of 48 lakhs central Govt. employees under the National Joint Council of Action(NJCA), New Delhi. He also expressed serioud concern over large scale quarry activities in North Andaman which may lead to environmental destruction. Shri G.P. Mondal and Shri D. N. Banerjee also addressed the General Body and public meeting among others.
The Annual General Body meeting of the Billiground Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 20th February, 2016 at Billiground. Government employees working at Billiground area attended the meeting. Shri S. Gain, Secretary of the Billiground Branch presented the report of the working of the Billiground Branch. Addressing the meeting, Shri TS Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association said that the central government employees all over the country are going for a total strike during the month of April, 2016 demanding improvement in the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission so that government employees will get some benefits of the pay revision which is happening after 10 years. He assured the government employees posted at Billiground that their local issues will be taken up with the A & N Administration by the Association. Shri DN Banerjee, Organising Secretary and Shri Santhosh Kumar Roy, another senior leader of the Association addressed the general body meeting. The General Body meeting elected Shri Satyaban Gain as Vice President and Shri Subhankar Bawali as Secretary of the Billiground Branch Committee.
Friday, February 26, 2016
The meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary with Standing Committee members of JCM (NC) staff side is scheculed to be held on 1st March 2016 at 06:45 PM in the Committee Room, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi vide Under Secretary (IC) letter F. No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 24.02.2016.
It has therefore been decided that the preliminary Staff Side meeting of the Standing Committee members will be held on 1st march 2016 at 11.00 AM in the office of National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001 for internal discussion.
You are requested to make it convenient to attend the said meeting on the date and time referred to above.
You are requested to make it convenient to attend the said meeting on the date and time referred to above.
(Shiv Gopal Mishra)Convenor, NJCA
Source: Confederation blog
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION,
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD, NEW DELHI-110055
No.NJCA/2016 Dated: 19.02.2016
Sub: Brief of the NJCA meeting held on 19.02.2016 with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance (Government of India), reg. 7th CPC recommendations and Charter of Demands of the NJCA
A meeting of the NJCA held today with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance, Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, wherein we discussed and emphasized on all the 26-point Charter of Demands of the NJCA send to the Cabinet Secretary on 10.12.2015.
We agitated the issues of NPS, Minimum Wage, Multiplying Factor, deduction of HRA and all other important issues.
The Convener, Implementation Cell, Shri Chaturvedi, after hearing everybody, said that, he would put-up the issues to the Cabinet Secretary, and hopefully a meeting of the JCA would be held with the Cabinet Secretary and the Empowered Committee shortly within 15 days.
Let us not leave any stone unturned for preparations of the strike.
With Best Wishes!
ConvenerShiva Gopal Mishra
Source: Confederation Blog
Monday, February 15, 2016
The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands today (13.02.2016)observed the 1st Death Anniversary of legendary leader of the central government employees Shri S.K.Vyas at Crusade House premises. To mark the occasion, a seminar on “Central Pay Commissions and Com. S.K.Vyas” was organised by the Association to remember the veteran leader and his contributions to various Central Pay Commissions.
Speaking on the occasion as the main speaker, Shri K.G.Das, former General Secretary of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association explained in detail the struggles conducted by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi under the leadership of S.K.Vyas due to which central government employees got various benefits during the successive Central Pay Commissions. He said that the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, if implemented in its present form, will spell doom for the central government employees and called upon the government employees to fight against these retrograde recommendations.Speaking on the occasion, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Gazetted Officers’ Association traced out the history of central pay commissions in the country beginning from the 1st Central Pay Commission set up in 1946 upto the 7th Central Pay Commission. He said that late SK Vyas was associated with all the Central Pay Commissions except the 1st CPC. He recalled the intervention made by late SK Vyas in the historical struggle conducted by the teachers of A & N Islands under the banner of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association during 2011 against the arbitrary increase in the working hours. He took up the matter with the A & N Administration and the decision to increase the working hours by 1 ½ hours was shelved. Addressing the Seminar, Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary described the life history of Shri S.K.Vyas and urged the govt. employees to lead the path shown by late Vyas for a united struggle to achieve the demands of Central Govt. employees & workers. Earlier, Shri H L Prasad, President of the Association welcomed the gathering and recalled the contributions of Shri S.K.Vyas. Smt Nasreen Begum, Organising Secretary of the Association proposed the vote of thanks