Monday, July 28, 2014

SATB delegation meets Secy-cum-Director of Education


          A delegation  of the South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association led by Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary, today (24.07.2014) met the Secretary-cum-Director of Education, A & N Administration and discussed  with him various issues concerning the teachers working under the  Education Department.   The Secretary-cum-Director (Edn) agreed to pursue with the Govt. Of India the issue of extending upgraded Pay under Part B to the left-out categories of teachers. The Secy-cum-Director (Edn) assured the Association delegation that the issue of grant of ISDA to teachers during summer vacation will be examined by the Administration afresh.   

 On the issue of   regularisation of adhoc services from the date of initial appointments of teachers, the Secy-cum-Dir(Edn)   informed that the matter is under process. The Association delegation brought to the notice of the Secy-cum-Dir (Edn) the delay in granting the financial upgradation under MACP.   On the question of  sanctioning of  Child Care Leave to  eligible teachers,  the Secy-cum-Director (Edn)  informed  the Association delegation that  while the Department  has no hesitation to sanction leave to the employees as per rules,  the  studies of  children should  also not  hamper and  agreed to examine the suggestion of the Association to engage  teachers on  leave vacancy/contract basis from the available Panel   as and when  Child Care Leave for  long duration  was granted to eligible teachers. The Secy-cum-Director (Edn) agreed to the request of the Association to restore the power of granting leave for more than 15 days to the Heads of Offices in the Education Department. 

The Secy-cum-Director (Edn) agreed with the Association delegation that those teachers whose tenure has been completed in a particular zone should get all the transfer benefits when he/she is transferred to the choice place of posting.   The Association delegation requested the Secy-cum-Dir (Edn) to utilise the fund available in the Teachers’ Welfare Fund maintained by the Education Department for the needy teachers. The Secy-cum-Director (Edn) agreed that while finalising the school holiday list in future, Service Associations functioning in the Education Department will be consulted. 

 Shri Shashikumar, Deputy Director of Education (Planning) was also present in the meeting. The other members of the delegation of the Association were (1) Shri HL Prasad, Vice President, (2) Shri TS Sreekumar,  Asst. General Secretary and  (3) Shri Venkat Rama Rao, Vice President,  (4) Shri R. Surendran Pillai, Secretary and (5)  Shri SL Vinjit, Joint Secretary of South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of the Association.           

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CONDOLENCE

The South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of the Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association condoles the sudden demise of Shri Ganeshan, Graduate Trained Teacher attached to Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Mohanpura,  Port Blair,  at GB Pant Hospital today (23.07.2014).   He was 49 years old. He is survived by wife and 02 children.  His cremation will take place tomorrow (24.07.2014). The Association expresses its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family members of late Shri Ganeshan.    

Meeting of the Employees of Agriculture Department


          A meeting of the employees working in the Agriculture Department was held at Port Blair today (19.07.2014) under the chairmanship of Shri Mahanand Biswas.  The employees expressed their willingness to join the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association and accordingly decided to form a Sub-Committee of the Association in the name and style Agriculture Department Sub-Committee. The meeting discussed in detail the issues to be included in the Memorandum for the 7th Central Pay Commission to be submitted by the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association in respect of Agriculture Department.  


          Addressing the employees, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association said that the central government’s proclaimed policy of privatisation and outsourcing of government work will go against the interest of   government employees. The ban on creation of posts and recruitment in central government services lead to increasing unemployment among educated youths while the employees are denied of their legitimate promotion to higher posts.    Shri HL Prasad, Vice President of the Association called upon the employees of Agriculture Department to organise themselves under the banner of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association to achieve their various demands.  Shri TS Sreekumar, Asst. General Secretary assured the employees that their issues will be taken up by the Association in a proper manner.    Shri Sanjeev Kumar Singh also addressed the meeting. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Meeting of the Clerical Cadre Sub-Committee

A meeting of the Clerical Cadre Sub-Committee of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held at Port Blair on 12.07.2014 in which various issues of employees belonging to the Clerical Cadre were discussed.  The meeting among other things discussed and finalized the issues of Clerical Cadre employees to be included in the Memorandum for the 7th Central Pay Commission to be submitted by the Association.  The meeting observed that successive Central Pay Commissions as well as central governments in the past had neglected the demands of the clerical cadre employees.   
Addressing the meeting, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary said that none of the demands of the central government employees placed before the government has found mention in the recently introduced General Budget by the Finance Minister.  Nominal increase in the Income Tax exemption will not be of much benefit for the government employees.  The General Budget has not proposed any concrete step to contain price rise.  He further said that the Budget will intensify the privatization of  public sector in the country.  

  Shri S. Surender, Vice President, Clerical Cadre Branch, presided over the meeting.  

General Body Meeting of the Shipping Department Sub-Committee

A General Body meeting of the Shipping Department Sub-Committee of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held at Port Blair today (28.06.2014) in which various issues of employees belonging to the Shipping Department were discussed.  The meeting among other things discussed and finalized the issues of Shipping Department employees to be included in the Memorandum of the Association for the 7th Central Pay Commission.  Addressing the meeting, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary  said that  a number of  issues which cropped up following the implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission  and which were  taken up by  Service Associations and Unions in the country with the central government  are yet to be resolved.   Pay anomalies of a number of posts are yet to be resolved by the government, he said.   Referring to the sky-rocketing prices, Shri D. Ayyappan, demanded immediate grant of interim relief and merger of DA with pay.   

  Shri S. Surender, Vice President, Clerical Cadre Branch, Shri R. Rajendran, Organising Secretary, Shri Biswajith Biswas, Secretary, Shipping Department Sub-Committee and S. Sashikumar Pillai also spoke.   Shri MP Shaktivel, Vice President, Shipping Sub-Committee of the Association presided over the meeting.   

Monday, June 23, 2014

LTC by air extended for 2 more years: Daily Excelsior News

Dopt Orders on Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents

No.42011/3/2014-Estt.(Res.) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 6th June, 2014 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
Sub: Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents - reg. 
There has been demand that a Government employee who is a care giver of the disabled child may not have to suffer due to displacement by means of routine transfer/rotational transfers. This demand has been made on the ground that a Government employee raises a kind of support system for his/her disabled child over a 
period of time in the locality where he/she resides which helps them in the rehabilitation. 

2. The matter has been examined. Rehabilitation is a process aimed at enabling persons with disabilities to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, and psychiatric or a social functional level. The support system comprises of preferred linguistic zone, school/academic level, administration, neighbours, tutors/special educators, friends, medical care including hospitals, therapists and doctors, etc. Thus, rehabilitation is a continuous process and creation of such support system takes years together. 
3. Considering that the Government employee.who has disabled child serve as the main care giver of such child, any displacement of such Government employee will have a bearing on the systemic rehabilitation of the disabled child since the new environment/set up could prove to be a hindrance for the rehabilitation process of the child. Therefore, a Government servant who is also a care giver of disabled child may be exempted from the routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer subject to the administrative constraints. The word 'disabled' includes 
(i) blindness or low vision 
(ii) hearing impairment 
(iii) locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy 
(iv) leprosy cured 
(v) mental retardation 
(vi) mental illness and 
(vii) multiple disabilities. 
4. Upbringing and rehabilitation of disabled child requires financial support. Making the Government employee to choose voluntary retirement on the pretext of routine transfer/rotation transfer would have adverse impact on the rehabilitation process of the disabled child. 
5. This issues with the approval of MoS(PP). 
6. All the Ministries/Departments, etc. are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned under their control. 
sd/-
(Debabrata Das) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.persmin.gov.in

NGOs' Association Condemns Rail Freight Charge hike


A General Body meeting of the Information Technology Cadre Sub-Committee of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held at Port Blair today (21.06.2014) in which various issues of employees belonging to the IT Cadre were discussed.  The meeting among other things discussed the issues of IT Cadre employees to be included in the Memorandum of the Association for the 7th Central Pay Commission.  Addressing the meeting, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary expressed concern over the sudden increase in the freight charges by the Indian Railway and said that this will be bound to increase the prices of all the items in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.   He demanded the central government to reconsider the freight charge hike.  Shri SL Vinjit and Shri Ikhlak Ali also addressed the meeting.     

NGOs' Association constitutes Committee to draft and finalise Memorandum to 7th CPC


A meeting of the office bearers of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held today (14.06.2014) at Crusade House, Pheonix Bay, Port Blair under the chairmanship of Shri Sadanand Rai, President of the Association. The meeting discussed in detail about the modalities to be adopted for the preparation of the memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission. The meeting decided to constitute a committee with Shri S.Surender as Convener and 09 other members for drafting the memorandum to be submitted to the 7th Central Pay Commission. The committee will prepare the memorandum taking into account the suggestions/proposals to be received from various branch committees and sub-committees of the Association which are functioning in different areas and under various departments in the islands. 

The meeting decided to ask all the branch committees and sub-committees of the Association to convene their executive committee meetings and to formulate their suggestions/proposals in such meetings with regard to the issues/demands of the employees under such committees for inclusion in the memorandum to be submitted to the 7th Central Pay Commission. A large number of office bearers of the Central Committee and Branch/Sub-Committees of the Association participated in the meeting. Shri D.Ayyappan, General Secretary and Shri T.S.Sreekumar, Asst. General Secretary addressed the meeting.