Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The General Body Meeting of the Clerical Cadre Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held at Port Blair today (30th November, 2013). Addressing the meeting as Chief Guest, Shri O.Yohannan, Retired Assistant Secretary and former leader of the Association called upon the clerical cadre employees to rally behind the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association as it is the only organization which fought for various demands of the government employees. Recalling his link with the Association right from 1965 when he entered government service at Port Blair and a number of movements conducted in the islands under the banner of the Association, Shri Yohannan said that whatever benefits the government employees in the islands are enjoying today are the fruits of such protracted struggles conducted by the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association and trade unions. Employees of his time including he had to suffer a lot during such struggles and recalled the situation when he was put in the Jail for 25 days for participating in the movement which was led by late PKS Prasad.
Addressing the meeting, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association explained in detail the injustice meted out to the Lower Grade Clerks and Higher Grade Clerks by the central government as the demands of the employees organizations for upgraded scales of pay of these categories of employees were rejected by the Pay Commissions and successive central governments. He also explained in detail how the central government has rejected the demands of the employees’ organization to merge 50% DA with Pay, to revise the wages of central government employees after every five years, grant of interim relief, etc.
Shri TS Sreekumar, Asst. General Secretary, Shri S. Surender, and some other leaders also addressed the meeting. Earlier, Shri PN Shibu Kumar, Secretary, Clerical Cadre Branch presented the Report on the functioning of the Branch. A number of employees participated in the discussion. Shri P. Sathyapal welcomed the gathering while Shri G. Sujathan, Vice President of the Association presided over the meeting. A large number of clerical cadre employees, among them a good number of women employees, attended the meeting.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Copy of the letter received from Ministry of Finance is exhibited below. Com. T. K. R. Pillai, General Secretary, All India Association of Ministerial Staff (NG) has raised this issue in the National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation held at New Delhi on 28.11.2013. After detailed deliberations Com. S. K. Vyasji, Advisor, Confederation & JCM National Council, Standing Committee member has opined that eventhough this issue is a part of Anomaly Committee, due to non-holding of the Committee no finality has been reached till now. As Government has announced 7th CPC there is every possibility of Government referring the anomalies to 7th CPC. Hence he advised Com. T. K. R. Pillai to seek legal remedy also while continuing our efforts to settle the issue in the Anomaly Committee.
(M. Krishnan)Secretary General
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Secretary, Diamond Jubilee Committee: 9434286308
As a part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, our Association is going to organize Blood Donation camps and are also making the list of the govt. servants who are interested for donating their eyes.
Any govt. employee interested in these voluntary services can give their name & details to the following number:
Friday, November 22, 2013
The Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association began today with its formal inauguration by Shri Basudeb Acharia, Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, at a glittering function organized at Dr BR Ambedkar Auditorium, Port Blair today (16.11.2013). The inaugural function began with an impressive cultural programme presented by children. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Basudeb Acharia, who is also the Leader of CPI (M) in the Lok Sabha, elaborately explained about the New Pension Scheme introduced for the central government employees and which was adopted by almost all the States except one or two States. He said that there is no guarantee that even those employees who are governed by the old defined benefit pension scheme may get their pension. He said that discrimination is meted out to employees who joined government service on or after 1.1.2004.
He said that all the labour laws in the country are being violated and the government is keeping silent or helping the multinational companies to squeeze the mazdoors. He referred to the victimization resorted to the workers of Maruti factory at Manser in Haryana who resorted to agitation for their genuine demands and a large number of workers are jailed for it. Corruption in the country is increasing ever since the introduction of liberalization policies from 1991. He said that bail out packages are given to big industrial houses in the country while no relief was given to 35 lakhs workers who lost their job due to these wrong policies of the government since 1991. Expressing concern over the opening of the banking sector for private banks from foreign countries, Shri Basudeb Acharia said that the intention of these private banks are to loot the savings of the people. He said that 4.5 crore people are engaged in the retail sector and if this sector is opened for foreign direct investment, it will affect around 20 crores of people who fully depend upon the retail sector.
The wealth of the country is being looted by a few big industrial houses with the support of ruling classes in the country. He called upon the government employees and workers in these islands to be part of the larger movement of struggles in the country to reverse the anti-people policies being pursued by the central government.
Shri Basudeb Acharia, who introduced the Private Member’s Bill to provide for a Legislative Assembly in the islands and which were withdrawn by him on the assurance of the government that it will consider the demand, said that it is shame that even after 66 years of independence, the people of these islands still remain without any democratic governance.
Speaking on the occasion as Guest of Honour, the Member of Parliament Shri Bishnu Pada Ray said that it is the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association which had started movements in the islands on various issues of government employees and said that its former leaders like PKS Prasad had rendered selfless service for the emancipation of working class in the islands. He also explained in brief various issues taken up by him with central ministers and also issues raised in the Parliament. He said that it was due to the intervention of the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony that the Viper Island was not sold out during the period of former Lt. Governor. He demanded immediate implementation of the medical claim scheme for government servants who retired from service.
Earlier, Shri KG Das, former General Secretary of the Association threw light to the formation of the Association 60 years back and its activities during these 60 years among the government employees. Shri B. Chandrachoodan, Chairman of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee and Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association also addressed the gathering.
Shri Sadanand Rai, President welcomed the gathering while Shri TS Sreekumar, Secretary Celebration Committee proposed vote of thanks.A classical dance performed by Smt Vidya Manoj, a teacher, revolutionary dances performed by the artists of Swaraj Club, Haddo, Songs presented by Smt Soni Solomon, a tribal teacher, Miss Priyanka Talukder and Smt Geeta Banerjee and group were appreciated by the audience.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The Logo of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was released at a function held at Hotel ACC, Mohanpura, Port Blair today (09.11.2013). Shri Basu Kumar, former Director of Education who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, released the Logo and then handed it over to Shri HL Prasad, Vice President of the Association. Addressing the gathering, Shri Basu Kumar lauded the historical movements conducted by the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association in the islands for achieving various demands of the government employees. Recalling the pathetic condition under which the government employees had to work in the islands several decades ago, Shri Basu Kumar said it was only due to the coming together of the employees and workers under the leadership of late PKS Prasad, veteran trade union leader of these islands, that the situation improved. However, he called upon the government employees to work with dedication and sincerity to help their co-workers and general public. Referring to the changing trend of people becoming more conscious of their own interests rather than the welfare of the society in the present changing world, Shri Basu Kumar emphasized the need to have dedicated leadership in all walks of life. He called upon the government employees to continue to fight against the injustice in the society. P.Banerjee and SC Biswas, former Presidents of the Association also addressed the gathering. The Diamond Jubilee Celebration Logo which was designed by a Member of the Association and a well-known artist of these islands Sree Prakash was appreciated by the gathering. The Logo was also shown through video presentation.
B. Chandrachoodan, Chairman of the Reception Committee inaugurated the collection of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Fund.
Earlier, TS Sreekumar, Secretary, Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee welcomed the Chief Guest and the gathering. A large number of government employees,former leaders of the Association and trade union leaders attended the programme. KG Das, former General Secretary, Mohammed Raza, former President and D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association also present on the occasion. Anand Raj, Joint Secretary, Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee proposed Vote of Thanks.
Friday, October 25, 2013
7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION FINALISATION OF TERMS OF REFERENCE GOVERNMENT INVITED JCM STAFF SIDE FOR DISCUSSION ON 24.10.2013
Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training will hold discussion with JCM National Council, Staff Side today (24.10.2013) at 3 PM. Meeting of the Staff side will be held at 11 AM to formulate the staff side approach. Confederation available National Secretariat members met on 23.10.2013 in the presence of Com. S. K. Vyas and finalized the draft terms of reference of Confederation. Details will be published after the meeting with Secretary, DOP&T.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A meeting of the 156-member Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, was held at Port Blair today (20.10.2013) evening. Shri TS Sreekumar, Secretary, Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee presented a blue-print of the programme proposed to be conducted during 2013 and 2014 as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Association. The inaugural function of the Diamond Jubilee celebration will be held during November, 2013 at Port Blair. Sports & Games competitions, publishing a souvenir, Seminars, Photo Exhibition, drawing and painting competition for school children, various cultural programmes, felicitation of former leaders, etc. are the items proposed for organizing as part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Addressing the meeting, Shri KG Das, Patron of the Celebration Committee recalled the valiant struggles conducted by the Association during the last 60 years. Speaking on the occasion, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association explained in brief the importance of observing the Diamond Jubilee of the Association. He said that it is an opportunity to enlighten the young generation in government service about the achievements made by the Association on various issues of government employees. Shri B. Chandrachoodan, Chairman, Celebration Committee while addressing the meeting stressed the need to expand the trade union activities among the employees and workers. Earlier, Shri Sadanand Rai, President of the Association welcomed the gathering. Shri HL Prasad, Vice President proposed Vote of Thanks.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has demanded rushing of immediate assistance to the students and teachers stranded in the Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Swadesh Nagar, Middle Andaman. In a letter sent to the Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association said that he has received telephonic information from Middle Andaman that about 200 students and all the teachers of Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Swadesh Nagar, Middle Andaman are stranded in the school building today (08.10.2013) as they are unable to go out due to heavy rain and flood in the Billiground area. He has also informed the Cheif Secretary that the entire ATR from Billiground to CFO Nallah are heavily flooded and vehicular traffic came to a halt.