Thursday, March 5, 2015
At the call of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi, a delegation of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, A & N Islands, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman. The memorandum was submitted for its onward transmission to the Cabinet Secretary, Govt. of India, who is the chairman of National Council, Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM). JCM is a platform to discuss and settle the common demands and grievances of Central Govt. employees.
The submission of memorandum was the first phase of ongoing action under the banner of National Joint Council of Action to which Confederation is a constituent. The other phases of future course of action are (i) Mass rally during April 1st Week (ii) Parliament March on 28th April, 2015 (iii) Indefinite strike from a date which will be declared at the culmination of Parliament march. The demands of memorandum include: (i) effect wage revision of Central Govt. Employees from 01.01.2014 (ii) No privatisation, PPP or FDI in railways and Defence establishments and no corporatisation of postal services (iii) No ban on recruitment /creation of post (iv) Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme (v) Revive JCM functioning at all levels (vi) Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments (vii) Remove the Bonus ceiling (viii) Ensure five promotions in the service career (ix) No outsourcing; contractorisation; privatisation of governmental functions (x) No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.The delegation led by Shri H.L.Prasad, President and Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secreatary. The delegation also included Shri R.Rajendran, Organising Secretary, Smt Nasreen Begum, Shri R.Raji and Shri Vasanth Sekhar.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Meeting with Chairman 7th Pay Commission & Discussion with Govt. on NJCA Strike Charter of Demands - 25.02.2015 - Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President), Com. M. S. Raja (Working President) & Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General) attended both the meetings on behalf of Confederation.
The Union budget for the financial year 2015-16 presented by Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely is a big disappointment for Government employees and other working class people. The Budget offers no personal tax relief to tax payers as expected by everyone. The ruling dispensation at Centre has not bothered to implement its election promise of enhancement of income tax exemption limit to Rs 5,00,000.
The disadvantages to common man have increased due to enhancement in Excise duty and Service tax from 12.36% to 14.42%. The proposed increase in indirect taxes is inflationary and is burden on the ordinary people, salaried class the more.
Whereas the rich and super rich are favored by the Finance Minister with abolition of wealth tax, reduction in Corporate tax from 30% to 25% in 4 years.
The Government Employees are totally neglected in the budget as there is no word about their genuine demands like merger of DA and grant of Interim relief etc. Requests from various service associations for exemption of ISDA, Hard Area Allowance etc. from Income Tax has gone un-heeded.
Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association, A&N Islands records its disappointment on the budget for the year 2015-16 presented in the parliament today.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Annual General Body Meeting of the South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 14th February, 2015 at the Auditorium of Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair. The meeting elected the following as office bearers for the year 2015.
Secretary : Shri R Surendran Pillai
Joint Secretaries : Shri S.L. Vinjit
Treasurer : Shri Sasi Kumar
Organizing Secretaries :
- Shri R D Yadav
- Shri Nagarajan
- Shri Suban Ali
- Shri R.Sashi Kumar
- Shri Bishwanath Mandal
- Shri Nookaraju Medsi
Besides an Executive Committee with 45 members were also elected in the meeting.
A condolence meeting was held at Crusade House premises, today, 18.02.2015 to pay homage to the legendary leader of the of Govt. Employees & Pensioners, Comrade S.K.Vyas who passed away on 13.02.2015 at a hospital in Jaipur. He was the Secretary General of the Confederation for more than four decades and also the General Secretary of BCPC & NCCPA. Presiding over the meeting Shri H.L.Prasad, President of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association remembered the great leader for his struggles and sacrifices for the welfare of central govt. employees & workers. Speaking on the occasion, Shri D.Ayyappan, former General Secretary of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association threw light on the life history of Com. Vyas and recalled his contribution as a leader of the Confederation since its formation in 1956. Shri K.G.Das, former General Secretary of the Association also paid homage to the departed leader and memorized his visit to these islands during 1968, 1999 & 2011.
Shri B.Chandrachoodan, General Secretary, CITU, Shri S.P.Kalairajan, Circle Secretary, BSNL Employees Union, Shri Steephen Fernandez, Secretary, Postal Employees Union & Secretary, P-IV Postal Employees Union, Shri Anadi Ranjan Bhattacharjee also spoke on the occasion and paid homage to the great leader.
Earlier, the meeting observed 01 minute silence to pay homage to the departed leader and offered floral tributes as a mark of respect to Comrade S.K.Vyas. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks by Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary, Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, who urged the employees and workers to be united and walk on the path shown by Com. Vyas.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Annual General Body Meeting of the South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held today (14.02.2015) at the Auditorium, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair. Inaugurating the Annual General Body meeting, Shri Dharmendra Kumar, Deputy Director(Admn.), Department of Education, called upon the teachers to work for the improvement in the Quality of Education in these Islands. He reiterated the commitment for working for the upliftment of the teaching community and assured the Association that the issues pending shall be resolved amicably through talks and discussions. The Special Guest on the occasion, Dr. Dheeraj Kumar, Principal, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair also urged the teachers to work hard and sincerely for improving the standard of Education in govt. schools. He asked the teachers to pave the way for a community which is well educated and informed to be an example for others.
Shri D. Ayyappan, Former General Secretary of the Association while addressing the meeting explained in detail the movements being conducted by the central government employees in the country on various issues and recalled historical struggles made by the Association for various achievements of teachers. Earlier, Shri Venkat Rama Rao, outgoing Vice President, South Andaman Teachers’ Branch welcomed the guests and other dignitaries in the meeting. Shri R.Surendran Pillai, Secretary and Shri R.D.Yadav Treasurer of SATB presented the Secretary’s Report and Audited Account respectively which were adopted after discussion. Meeting also adopted various resolutions like Grant of Part B to left out teachers, Grant of ISDA during summer vacation, Regularisation of Ad-hoc appointment, Inservice B.Ed. facility, change in school timing for Port Blair area etc. Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary, NGOs’ Association explained in detail to the questions raised by the members during the discussion session and appealed the teachers to be united and strengthen the Association.
Shri HL Prasad, President of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association presided over the meeting. Smt Nasreen Begum proposed the vote of thanks. A large number of teachers from various schools in Port Blair and South Andaman area attended the meeting.
Com. S. K. Vyas, the legendary leader of the Central Govt. employees and pensioners died at about 8.20 pm on 13th February, 2015 at a Hospital in Jaipur. He was admitted there a few days back after a massive heart attack. He was 85 years. His funeral took place at Jodhpur on 14th February, 2015.
Com. S.K. Vyas was the Secretary General of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, New Delhi since 1967 for more than four decades. Later he guided the Confederation as its President and Patron. He lead the Central Govt. employees and workers in innumerable struggles from the early 1960s till his death.
His death is an irreparable loss to the entire Central Govt. employees, workers and pensioners movement in the country.
The Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands express its heartfelt condolence on the death of Com. S.K. Vyas.
A condolence meeting will be held at Crusade House, Phoenix Bay at 6 p.m on 18.02.2015.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
SOUTH ANDAMAN TEACHERS’ BRANCH
Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association
Cordially invites all the teachers to attend the
ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
At the Auditorium of
Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair
Saturday the 14th February, 2015 at 9.30 a.m.
Shri DHARMENDRA KUMAR
Deputy Director (Admn.)
Department of Education, Port Blair
Has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session