Thursday, July 14, 2016

Public Meeting at Tiranga Park as a part of Campaign on All India Strike

The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officer’s Association, Andaman & Nicobar Islands organised a public meeting at Tiranga Park, Port Blair on today evening (09.07.2016) to brief about the circumstances under which National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) has deferred  the proposed All India Strike from 11.07.2016 on 7th CPC issues.
The All India Strike was deferred after getting assurance from the government to refer the demands raised by the NJCA to a high level committee particularly the issues of minimum wage and fitment formula. In his address, Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Assocaition explained in detail the deliberations made by the NJCA with the Govt. of India for getting the genuine demands accepted and assurance given by the Union Cabinet ministers for referring the demands to a High Level Committee to resolve the same within a specific time period. He urged upon the government employees to come together within a single umbrealla and fight unitedly for their demands. Shri Raj Kumar Saw, General Secretary, Pensioners’ Association in his address criticized the anti employee attitude of the government while implementing the 7th Pay Commission recommendations where none of demands raised by the Employees’ Association were accepted. Briefing, about the details of the recommendations, he expressed concern over the worst ever recommendations made by any Pay Commissions and the attitude of central government.

Shri G.P.Mandal, Vice President, South Andaman Teachers’ Branch threw light over the reasons for conducting such a campaign programme and elaborated certain points in the recommendations made by the 7th CPC. In his address, Shri S.L.Vinjit, Secretary, South Andaman Teachers Branch who also co-ordinated the public meeting explained the reasons behind the united efforts being made by the different employee organisations under a single umbrealla of NJCA which has forced the government to talk with the Staff Side leaders and accept the demands raised by the NJCA. The meeting was attended by a large number of employees working in and around South Andaman area. The meeting was presided by Shri P.Satyapal, President of the Association.

ONE MORE CLARIFICATION REGARDING NJCA's STAND ON NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS)

QUERY --- Just like the issues of Salary hike, Fitment formula or parity of Pension, the issue of NPS is common to all Central Govt. Departments. In spite of that, this issue appears to be less highlighted. I represent a unit where 80% of the employees belong to NPS and all of us are aware of the pros & cons of the scheme and we are really concerned about our future
Com. S. Das, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA (NFPE), Postal Accounts, Assam Circle, Guwahati.


REPLY ----- Thanks for your concern. The problem of NPS employees are well taken care of by the NJCA.  Please see the Press Statement issued by NJCA on 6th July 2016 after taking the decision to defer the strike which is published in confederation website. The last paragraph reads as follows------- "The NJCA particularly notes that the Govt. has set up a separate committee for reviewing the New Pension Scheme, which has been a matter of concern to all employees and workers who are recruited to Govt. services after 01.01.2004." Please also see the para -12 of the Press Communique issued by the Govt. through Press Information Bureau immediately after the Cabinet decision on 29th June 2016 which reads as --------- "Para-12--- The Cabinet also decided to constitute a separate committee to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of New Pension System (NPS)". Cabinet decision is taken as it is one of the important demand of the Charter of demands of NJCA submitted to Govt. NJCA shall take follow up action on this particular demand as all of us are very much concerned about this important demand. This demand is directly linked to the policy of the NDA Govt. as all of you are aware that it is the previous NDA Govt. which took a Cabinet decision in 2003 to implement New Contributory Pension Scheme to Central Govt. Employees from 01.01.2004.

M. Krishnan 
Secretary General
Confederation

Source: Confederation blog

Thursday, July 7, 2016

STRIKE IS DEFERRED, BUT THE STRUGGLE SHALL CONTINUE

Finally, the united struggle of 33 lakhs Central Government Employees under the banner of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) comprising Railways, Defence and Confederation has compelled the totally negative and unwilling NDA Government to negotiate with the staff side leaders. Hon’ble Prime Minister has intervened and directed three Cabinet Minsters viz. Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitly and Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu to hold discussion with the NJCA Leaders on 30th June 2016. After discussing the demands raised in the Charter of demands, the Ministers assured that a high level committee will be constituted to consider the demands raised by NJCA especially the demand for improving the minimum wage and fitment formula.

As no written communication or minutes regarding the assurances given by Group of Ministers is forthcoming, the NJCA met again and 6th July and decided to go ahead with the strike decision. Again Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh called the NJCA leaders for discussion on 6thJuly and reiterated the assurances already given on 30th June and stated that the Finance Minister will issue a press statement on 6th July itself confirming the assurances given by the Group of Ministers. It was further assured by the Minister that the proposed High level committee will submit its recommendations to Government within a time frame.

Accordingly, the Government issued the press statement and after detailed deliberations the NJCA unanimously decided to defer the indefinite strike till the committee finalizes its report. The press statement of the NJCA and the Government are attached.



(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation

GOVERNMENT RELEASED PRESS NOTE THROUGH PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU


Ministry of Finance









































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Government assures Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central Government that the issues raised by them relating to the pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission would be considered by a High Level Committee

Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central Government had met the Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and the Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu in the evening of 30th June, 2016.

They had requested that certain issues raised by them in relation to the pay scales and other recommendations of the Pay Commission be allowed to be raised before a Committee of Secretaries looking into different aspects of grievances of employees in relation to the Pay Commission recommendations.

The Ministers assured the Union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee.

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DSM
(Release ID :146885)

NJCA Defers Strike on the face of Government Assuring Consideration of Staff Side Views

NJCA UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVES TO DEFER THE INDEFINITE STRIKE

After the meeting with the Home Minister today by the NJCA and further developments leading to issue of a Press Release by the Government of India assuring consideration of the issues raised by the Staff Side relating to the pay scales and other recommendations of the Pay Commission by a High Level Committee, the NJCA has decided to defer the Indefinite Strike in the background of meetings with the Ministers and the assurance by the Government of India.

The Press Release by the Government today is reproduced below: 

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

06-July-2016 20:50 IST

Government assures Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central Government that the issues raised by them relating to the pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission would be considered by a High Level Committee.


Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central Government had met the Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and the Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu in the evening of 30th June, 2016. 

They had requested that certain issues raised by them in relation to the pay scales and other recommendations of the Pay Commission be allowed to be raised before a Committee of Secretaries looking into different aspects of grievances of employees in relation to the Pay Commission recommendations. 

The Ministers assured the Union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee. 

Source: confederation blog

Monday, July 4, 2016

Programmes in support of ALL INDIA STRIKE on 11th JULY 2016



At the call of the
NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL of ACTION (NJCA), NEW DELHI

33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
Will go on
INDEFINITE STRIKE 
From 11TH JULY, 2016 
Against  the  Non-acceptance of Staff Side Demand   For
Modification in the 7th CPC recommendations
More particularly, Improvement of minimum wage of Rs. 18000/- and Fitment Formula of 2.57
Improvement & continuation of all allowances, interest free advances,         5 promotion/MACP, Scrapping of NPS etc.

In support of All India Strike
NON GAZETTED GOVT. OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION,
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
Organizes
  Following Programmes:

Campaign among Employees & Workers:    07th & 08th July, 2016
Corner meetings:        9th July, 2016
Public  Meeting :        9th July, 2016 at TIRANGA PARK, Port Blair, 5 PM.
MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION : 11th July,2016 At Secretariat Gate, 4.30 to 5.30 pm.
DAILY DEMONSTRATION : 12th July,2016 onwards At Secretariat Gate, 4.45 to 5.30 pm
Dear Employees,
Don’t sit and be an onlooker of the historical struggle. Be a part of the struggle for protecting our existence, for upholding our hard earned benefits and improvements of VII CPC benefits.

JOIN the PUBLIC MEETING, MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION and DAILY DEMONSTRATION

        

Friday, July 1, 2016

DON’T BELIEVE IN RUMOURS. NO CHANGE IN THE NJCA DECISION TO GO ON STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016. NJCA WILL MEET AGAIN AT 11 AM ON 06.07.2016

NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi – 110055

No. NJCA/2016                                                                                                   Dated: July 1, 2016


Dear Comrade!

We are to inform you that the NJCA had a discussion with the Government of India yesterday, i.e.30.06.2016 over certain demands contained in our Charter of Demands. In the meeting, following ministers were present: -

Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minster
Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Finance Minister
Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Railway Minister
Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble MoS Railway

On behalf of the NJCA, the following participated in the discussion: -

Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, Convener NJCA (AIRF)
Shri M. Raghavaiah, Chairman NJCA (NFIR)
Shri K. K. N, Kutty Member NJCA (Confederation)
Shri C. Srikumar, Member NJCA (AIDEF)

The government has proposed to refer the issue of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula to a Committee for reconsideration.

The NJCA will await communication in the regard from the government.

The NJCA will again meet on 6th July at 11:00 hrs., in JCM Office, 13-C, Feorzshah Road, New Delhi, for taking appropriate decision.

With Fraternal Greetings!

Sd/-
(Shiv Gopal Mishra)

      Convener

Thursday, June 30, 2016

GO AHEAD WITH INTENSIVE PREPERATIONS FOR 11TH JULY 2016 INDEFINITE STRIKE - NJCA

NJCA
National Joint Council Of Actoin
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055


No.NJCA/2016                                                                                                  Dated: June 29, 2016

To,

All Constituents of NJCA,

Dear Comrades!


Sub: Cabinet approval on the VII CPC report

As all of you are aware that the Union Cabinet has accepted the report of the VII CPC today.

It has been noticed that there is no improvement in Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor as well, which was our hard pressed demand.
Instead, wages, as recommended by the VII CPC have been accepted as it is, which is highly disappointing.

Only two committees have been formed, one to take care of the
allowances and another for National Pension Scheme, which will submit their reports within four months time.

It is quite unfortunate that, our demand for improvement in the report of the VII CPC has not been considered by the government.

Therefore, it would be quite appropriate that, we should go ahead with our preparations for “Indefinite Strike”, slated to be commended from
06:00 hrs. on 11th July, 2016.

You are also advised to intensify the mass mobilization and strong protests on all the offices and establishments be organized tomorrow,
i.e. on 30.06.2016.


With fraternal greetings!

Comradely yours,


(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Convener

Source: confederation blog