Friday, April 18, 2014

Screening of the documentary film - RED

A documentary  titled “RED- The History of Non- Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman & Nicobar Islands”  produced by the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association  as part of its ongoing Diamond Jubilee Celebration, has been released today (12.04.2014)  at a  function  held at Kerala Samjam Hall, Phoenix Bay, Port Blair at 6.p.m.  The documentary which was directed by Shri S.N.Sreeprakash, a well known artist and painter of these islands, was formally released by Shri Lucas Robert, Director (Sports, Arts & Culture), A & N Administration.  Shri Durg Vijay Singh Deep, Deputy Director (News), AIR Port Blair Regional News Unit, pressed the button for screening the documentary. The 25 minute duration documentary   depicts the history and struggles of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association in these islands since its formation during 1954 and more particularly from the arrival of legendary leader PKS Prasad to these islands in 1964.   It briefly shows how the government employees in these islands got various benefits which they enjoy today including the residential accommodation and Andaman Special Allowance (now SCA) through the relentless struggles of government employees.   

Addressing the gathering Shri DVS Deep said that the documentary will definitely be an inspiration for the new generation in government service.  Shri Lucas Robert appreciated the efforts of the Association for producing this documentary. Earlier, Shri TS Sreekumar, Secretary, Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee  welcomed the  Chief Guest, Guests and others present on the occasion.  Dr Sashikumar, Director, Anthropological Survey of India, Port Blair presented Memento to two artists who were the main casts in the documentary.   At the end, Shri Sadanand Rai, President of the Association proposed vote of thanks.  A large number of people from different walks of life including old leaders of the Association attended the screening of the documentary.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Screening of a documentary film on the History of NGOs' Association

Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association

Cordially invites you to attend the Screening of

A Documentary film on the History of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association

Venue: Kerala Samajam Hall
Date & Time:  Saturday the 12th April, 2014 at 5.30 p.m.

Wake up your spirit of Unity.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

General Body Meeting of Rural Development Sub-Committee

The  General Body Meeting of the  Rural Development Sub-Committee of the  Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held today (15.03.2014) at  Crusade House, Phoenix Bay, Port Blair under the  chairmanship  of  Shri Vikash Mandal.   Employees of the Rural Development Department posted at South Andaman area attended the meeting.  The  employees expressed  satisfaction that a number of  their demands  which were pending for  a long period have been solved  after the same were taken up by the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’  Association with the Director (Rural Development) and A & N Administration.  Addressing the meeting, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association assured the employees that their remaining demands and issues will also be taken up with the authorities concerned for solution.   Referring to  the 15-point Charter of Demands of the  Confederation of  Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi,  Shri  Ayyappan said that  major demands like  merger of  50% DA with pay, grant of Interim Relief,  etc.  have not been  considered by the Govt. of India despite nation-wide  struggles conducted  by various  Unions/Association of  government employees.  Addressing the meeting, Shri HL Prasad, Vice President of the Association asked the employees of the Rural Development Department to   remain part of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Summer vacations approved by the Lieutenant Governor

The Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar ISlands approved the school vacations from 01st May, 2014 in single spell throughout the islands.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Govt. of India accords approval for creation of 150 posts of teachers

The  Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands  appreciates the decision of the  Ministry of Finance, Govt of India to accord  its approval  for  creation of  150 posts of  teachers of different categories under the Education Department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Andaman and Nicobar Administration had approached the Govt. of India for getting its approval for creation of 193 posts of different categories of posts in the Education Department as there was shortage of  teachers in various schools  particularly at outstations consequent upon the upgradation of various schools and opening of new schools during the last ten years. The issue was pending with the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Human Resource Development during the last   4 – 5 years.  The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was also pursuing this matter with the Govt. of India and A & N Administration.   During his  visit to  Delhi in the second week of  January, 2014, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association  had personally met  Shri Ratan P. Watal, Secretary (Expenditure) in the Ministry of Finance on 13th January, 2014 and  urged him to accord the approval for  creation of the  193 posts  of teachers  for the Education Department, the proposal  of which was already pending in the Department of Expenditure.   The Secretary (Expdr) had assured Shri D. Ayyappan that a decision will be taken on the matter without any delay.   The Association feels that with the creation of 150 more posts of teachers,   the quality of education in the rural areas of these islands will further improve.  The Association also expresses its gratitude to Shri D.N. Singh, Secretary-cum-Director of Education, A & N Administration who had shown keen interest to pursue this matter with the Govt. of India.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Confederation Organises Mass Dharna at Jantar Mantar

A Mass Dharna was organized  at Jantar Mantar (Parliament Street), New Delhi today (24.02.2014) by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi to protest against the negative attitude of the UPA Govt. and Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram towards the 15 point charter of demands of the Central Government Employees, including DA merger, Interim Relief, inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under 7th CPC, date of effect  of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations from 01.01.2014,  etc.  National level leaders of the Confederation participated in the Mass Dharna.  The Mass Dharna was conducted as it was found that even in the Budget (Vote on account) presented by the Finance Minister in Parliament there is no mention about any of the demands of the central government employees.   The Confederation has already decided to intensify the struggles after the general elections on the 15-point charter of demands.        

Team of leaders visit North and Middle Andaman

          A team of leaders of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association undertook a visit to North and Middle Andaman District from 20th to 23rd February, 2014.  The team which comprised Shri Sadanand Rai, President, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary and Shri TS Sreekumar, Assistant General Secretary, visited Diglipur, Mayabunder,  Billiground and Rangat and addressed a series of meetings of government employees in those areas.   Addressing these meetings, Shri Sadanand Rai, President exhorted the employees to strengthen the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association to fight for achieving various pending demands and also to protect the benefits already achieved through agitations over the years.  Addressing the employees in  these meetings, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary  came down  heavily on the central government  for  not conceding various genuine and rightful demands of the  central government employees like (1) merger of 50%of  DA with pay which was due from 1.1.2011, (ii) declaring Interim Relief (3) removal of  ban on creation of posts and recruitment, etc.   He said that the Interim Budget presented in the Lok Sabha by the Union Finance Minister did not indicate any of the issues relating to the government employees.   Shri TS Sreekumar, Asst. General Secretary, while addressing these meetings, explained the steps taken by the Association to resolve various demands of the teachers of the Education Department.   Government employees in all the above areas brought to the notice of the leaders the difficulties being faced by them in their respective areas and sought their help to resolve it.   Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary assured the employees that their grievances will be brought to the notice of the authorities concerned.

Friday, February 21, 2014

7th CPC Terms of Reference

It is informed that DOP&T has finalized the terms of reference of Seventh Central Pay Commission and submitted to Cabinet for approval. Details of the terms of reference finalized by DOP&T is not disclosed to the staff side. Details will be known only after the Cabinet meeting which is likely to be held today evening or tomorrow. (Date of Cabinet Meeting not confirmed)

 Source: confederation

Merger of 50% DA with Pay and grant of Interim Relief - NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No.II/95/Pt. VI 
Dated: 20/02/2014
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR.
Sub: Merger of 50% DA with Pay and grant of Interim Relief.
NFIR has been writing to the Government of India (including Prime Minister, Finance Minister etc) for merger of 50% DA with pay through its letters dated 10/01/2013, 05/08/2013, 27/09/2013. Also in its 27th National Convention held at Visakhapatnam from 10th  to 12th December, 2013, the Federation had passed a resolution demanding merger of 50% DA with Pay and grant of interim relief to employees of Central Government including Railway employees.

NFIR feels happy to convey that the Central Government has conceded the demand of the employees raised by the Federation. 
Union Cabinet is likely to consider the issues to day for taking final decision. Federation will advise decision when taken by the Government. Federation expects that there may be Good News for all Central Government employees very soon.
Yours faithfully,
General Secretary
Source: NFIR &