Friday, April 27, 2018

02 Days Annual Conference held at Port Blair

Report on Annual Conference of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands held on 14-15 April, 2018 at Port Blair

DAY – 1 (Inaugural Session)

The two days’ Annual Conference of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands began with its inaugural session at Kerala Samajam, Port Blair on 14.04.2018. Shri Giriraj Singh, Vice President, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi inaugurated the Conference. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Giriraj Singh criticized the present government’s retrograde policy to downsize the government sector by abolishing around 05 lakh posts in various departments in the country. He discussed in detail about the Confederations fight for various genuine demands of the government employees which include Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, Repealing of NPS and introduction of Old Pension Scheme, removing the 5% ceiling in compassionate appointments, do away with the ‘Very Good’ condition in MACP etc., He urged upon the government employees to stand united in support with the Confederation for achieving the demands and fight against the anti-employee attitude the government. He also assured support from Confederation in the struggles of employees under A & N Administration.

Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Shri Raj Kumar Saw, Chairman, Reception Committee enlightened about the glorious history of the NGOs’ Association and the struggles made by the leaders like Com. PKS Prasad for the benefits being enjoyed by the employees of these islands. Shri K.G.Das, Former General Secretary of the Association; Shri B.Chandrachoodan, General Secretary, CITU; Shri D.Ayyappan, General Secretary, A & N Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association; Shri S.P.Kalairajan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU and Shri Anadi Bhattacharjee, Secretary, P-IV AIPEU also spoke on the occasion. The Association also honoured 03 former leaders Shri Raj Kumar Saw, Shri A.Adaikkan and Shri Mohammed Ali and a senior office bearer Shri D.N.Banerjee by presenting mementos in the memory of former leader of the Association Shri B.L.Banerjee. A small cultural programme was also presented by children in the beginning. Smt Suma Nair, Joint Secretary, Reception Committee expressed vote of thanks.

DAY – 2 (Delegate Session)
The Delegate Session of the Annual Conference of the Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association was held on 15th April,2018 at Kerala Samajam Hall, Port Blair. The session started with the address by Shri P.Sathyapal, President of the Association.In his presidential address he recalled the struggles made by the leaders of the NGOs’ Association like Com.P.K.S.Pkirasad for the facilities which are being enjoyed by the government employees now. He also urged the employees to fight against the growing trend of mass privatization and outsourcing of services. The Delegate Session, at the outset, paid homage to the memory of trade union leaders and other government employees, who passed away during the period since last Conference in April, 2017. Thereafter, Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary presented the working report of the Association for the last one year while Shri D.S.Clement Stephen, Finance Secretary of the Association presented the Audited Accounts. General Secretary’s report contained an overview of the International, National, Local situations and details of the programmes conducted by the Association during the intervening period. Delegates from various Branches and Sub-Committees actively participated in the discussion on the General Secretary’s Report and Audited Accounts which were later on adopted unanimously. The draft resolutions on various issues and problems affecting the government employees were presented in the meeting which was adopted after addition of various other resolutions made by the delegates during the discussion. About 100 delegates and observers from various outstations and Port Blair/South Andaman, representing thousands of employees, attended the Delegate Session.   A presidium comprising Shri Santosh Kumar Roy, Shri D.N.Banerjee and Smt. Suma Nair conducted the proceedings of the Delegate Session.
Addressing the Conference, Shri Giriraj Singh, Vice President, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi while clarifying the doubts which were raised by the delegates, urged upon the govt. employees to be united for the fight against the anti-working class policies of government. He also highlighted various important demands which are being raised by the Confederation with the Govt. of India and expressed happiness over the successful conduct of the Annual Conference in a democratic manner. The conference also adopted an amendment in the rules of the Association in regard to the monthly subscription collected from the members. Shri Sasi Kumar, Secretary, Reception Committee proposed Vote of thanks. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Annual General Body meeting of Rangat Branch

The Annual General Body meeting of the Rangat Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 02.04.2017 at Panchayat Samiti Hall, Rangat. The meeting was presided by Shri. V.Adiakkan,Vice-President of the Branch. Addressing the General Body as Chief Guest Shri Lochan Singh, Vice Principal, GSSS Sabari, recalled the contributions by NGOs’ Association for the welfare of Govt. employees as well as general public.  Shri Harish Chandra Rai, Vice Principal, GSSS Bakultala, who was the Guest of Honour in the meeting, exhorted employees to work sincerely to provide efficient service to general public.  Earlier, inaugurating the General Body, Shri T.S. Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association explained in detail about the ongoing struggles all over the country for the settlement of various demands. Shri Suresh Kumar, Secretary of the branch presented the working report and Shri Natarajan, presented the finance report. Shri S.N. Mishra, Vice President, Shri D.N. Banerjee, Vice President and Shri R. Surendran Pillai, Assistant General Secretary also spoke. The meeting adopted several resolutions which include, (i) sufficient supply of treated water (ii) Godown facility and Regular supply of LPG (iii) immediate renovation of dilapidated residential quarters (iv) immediate construction of a working women’s hostel (vi) Night service of STS bus (vii) improvement of BSNL service (viii)  Posting of sufficient  Doctors, providing Ultra Sonography and CT Scan facility at CHC, Rangat. The meeting re-elected Shri.V.Adaikkan as Vice President. Shri. Natarajan, elected as Secretary and Shri. Ali Akbar as Treasurer. A large number of employees of Rangat area attended the meeting.

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2017

Annual General Body meeting of Mayabunder branch

The Annual General Body meeting of the Maybunder Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 01.04.2017 at Labour Welfare Center, Maybunder. The meeting was presided by Shri.P.Jay Murthy, out-going Vice-President of the Branch. Inaugurating the Annual General Body, Shri S.N.Mishra, Vice President recalled historical struggles made by the Association for the fulfilment of various demands of Government employees and workers of this remote territory of the nation. Addressing the General Body, Shri.T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association explained in detail the ongoing struggles all over the country for the settlement of 21-Point Charter of Demands placed before the Govt. of India by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi. Earlier, the working report of the Branch was presented by Shri.Jagat Ram Barraik, Secretary and Finance Report by Shri M.C.Prasanna Kumar. The meeting adopted several resolutions in the meeting which include various issues like (i) sufficient supply of treated water (ii) Regular supply of LPC (iii) immediate renovation of dilapidated residential quarters (iv) timely and transparent allotment of government quarters (v) posting/regular visit by Specialized doctors at Dr.Rajendra Prasad District Hospital, Mayabunder. The meeting elected Shri.M.C.Prasanna Kumar as Vice President. Shri.Jagat Ram Barraik re-elected as Secretary. Shri.Y.Sitaramaiah has been elected as Treasurer.

Annual General Body meeting of Billyground Branch

The Annual General Body meeting of the Billyground Branch of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 31.03.2017 at Billyground. Inaugurating the meeting Shri S.N.Mishra, Vice President of the Association called upon the employees to be united in the struggle for the settlement of local issues and other issues related to Central Government employees. Shri T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association explained in detail the ongoing struggles all over the country for the settlement of 21-Point Charter of Demands placed before the Govt. of India by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi. Shri D.N.Banerjee, Vice President, Shri R.Surendran Pillai, Asst. Gen. Secretary of the Association and S.R.Mirdha, Organising Secretary of the Branch also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, Shri Subhankar Bawali, Secretary of the Branch presented the working report and Shri Bijoy Mandal, Treasurer presented the audited accounts in the meeting. The meeting adopted several resolutions in the meeting which include various issues like (i) Shortage of teachers & MTS staff in schools (ii)Delay in confirmation, MACP & promotion to teachers and other govt. employees (iii) Better facilities at PHC Billyground (iv) Regular supply of LPG in Billyground area (v) Establishment of Primary School in Shantipur etc. The meeting re-elected Shri Satyaban Gain and Shri Subhankar Bawali as Vice President & Secretary of the branch respectively.

Brief of the meeting held with the Cabinet Secretary

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Source: Confederation blog

Grievances of the Central Government Employees - JCM Staff Side Secretary writes to Cabinet Secretary

Friday, December 30, 2016


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Monday, December 26, 2016

Confederation decides to go on 01 day Strike on 15th February 2017




1)     All National Secretariat Members
2)     All Affiliated organisations
3)     General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs.

Dear Comrades,

The National Executive Meeting of the Confederation was held on 16.12.2016 at MP’s Club hall, New Delhi under the Presidentship of Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President. After detailed deliberation the meeting took the following unanimous decisions.

1.   15th December 2016 Parliament March.
The meeting reviewed the participation of employees in the Parliament March and came to the conclusion that inspite of cancellation and delayed running of Trains due to adverse weather conditions and also the havoc unleashed by the Cyclone in Tamilnadu, the March and Rally was an unprecedented success and impressive. (Report enclosed).

2.   15th February 2017 one day All India Strike.
The meeting conducted detailed discussion and unanimously decided to implement the strike decision in a most successful manner. The following decision are taken for making the strike a grand success.
(a)      National Secretariat members shall undertake campaign programme and address meetings in all states. (Campaign programme will be published in website within two days)
(b)     Strike notice should be served on 28.12.2016 (28th December 2016 Wednesday) to Government and to all the Departmental heads. On that day demonstrations should be organized in front of all offices. Copy of the strike notice may be submitted to all lower level authorities also. (Model copy of the strike notice and charter of demands enclosed. Necessary modifications may be made in the strike notice). In the Charter of demands departmental wise demands can be added as Part-II of the Charter.
(c)      All affiliated organisations of Confederation should serve the strike notice to their respective authorities WITHOUT FAIL. Copy of the strike notice served may be sent to Confederation CHQ also for exhibiting in website.
(d)     Mass dharna or Rallies should be organized at all state Capitals and District headquarters on 10.01.2017 (10th January 2017 Tuesday). Leaders of other trade unions and fraternal organisations may be invited to address the dharna/Rally.
(e)      Press Conferences may be conducted in all states. Maximum publicity may be given through local print and electronic media and also through social media, Whatsapp, facebook etc. etc.
(f)       A brief explanatory note on the Charter of demands will be prepared and placed on website by the CHQ, as campaign material.
(g)     All affiliated organistions should immediately convene their managing body meetings and chalk out their own campaign programme of each individual Federations/Association/Union. This is most important and urgent. Without conducting separate campaign in each organization by their own leaders, it will be very difficult to organize this strike effectively in each department. Each affiliated organisations should issue their own separate circular to their lower units and copy should be sent to Confederation CHQ also. The COCs should immediately convene their meetings and plan C-O-C level campaign also. Lapses, if any, on the part of any organization, may be reported to their central head quarters and also to Confederation CHQ by COCs.
(h)     A meeting of Central Trade Union leaders and other Federations/Association/unions (like state employees, Pensioners etc.) may be convened by inviting them and the background and demands of the strike may be explained to them and their support and solidarity may be requested.
(i)       Letters may be given to all political parties and People’s Representatives explanning the background and demands of the strike and their support and solidarity may be requested.
(j)       An All India Convention of Autonomous body employees and pensioners organisations should be organsied at Bangalore in January 2017 and maximum participation of autonomous body employees in the strike may be ensured.
(k)      It is decided to include the following demand also in the Charter of demands –“Implementation of the “Equal Pay for Equal Work” judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in all Central Government departments.
(l)       Strike shall commence at 6 AM on 15.02.2017.

3.   Women’s Sub Committee meeting decisions.
The first meeting of the newly elected Women’s Sub Committee meeting of the Confederation was held on 15.12.2016 at NFPE office, New Delhi at 4 PM. Com. Usha Bonepalli, Chair person Women’s Sub Committee presided. Com. R. Seethalakshmi, Convenor, Women’s Sub Committee presented organisational report, Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, Com. K. V. Jayaraj, Secretary General, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees attended and addressed the meeting. The Committee after detailed discussion took the following decision.
(i)   Decided to organize on all India Women’s Trade Union workshop at Bangalore during the month of September/October 2017 in consultation with C-O-C Karnataka. Comrades of NFPE who attended the Women’s Committee meeting assured to share the major portion of expenses.
(ii)  Decided to request all affiliated organisations of Confederation to form separate Women’s Sub Committee in their organization. Similarly, it is decided that all C-O-Cs should from their own separate Women Sub Committee at State/District level. (just like All India Women’s Sub Committee).
(iii) It is decided to co-opt Mrs. Mausumi Majumdar, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (Assam) to the Women’s Sub Committee.

4.   The above decisions of the Women’s Sub Committee are presented in the National Executive Committee meeting of Confederation and the National Executive endorsed the decision for implementation.

5.   It is decided to conduct the next All India Trade Union Camp of Confederation at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) during the month of April/May 2017. Date will be finalized later in consultation with COC Kerala.

The meeting paid resectful homage to the legendary and Cuban Armed revolution leader & Ex-President of Cuba Com. Fidel Castro, Com. Dipen Ghosh, the great leader of the Central Government employees movement and working class.

The meeting paid special tribute to Com. Gopal Chandra Singh, GDS Mail Packer, Maguria Town Sub Post office under Purulia Postal Division in West Bengal who breathed his last on 15.12.2016 while he was in New Delhi along with the comrades of West Bengal to attend the Parliament March organized by Confederation.

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
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