Friday, January 22, 2016
NGOs' Association observes 3-day Evening Dharna to protest the retrograde recommendations of 7th CPC
The 3-day Evening Mass Dharna organised by the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands which started on 19th January at Tiranga Park, Port Blair has come to an end today (21.01.2016) evening. The 3-day Dharna was organised at the call given by the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) demanding modification in the retrograde recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and other demands of the central government employees. The nation-wide 3-day Mass Dharna by central government employees was organised after a 26-point Charter of Demands was submitted to the Govt. of India by the National Joint Council of Action which comprises Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, Defence Employees organisations, Railway Employees Federations, etc. At Port Blair, a large number of government employees participated in the Evening Mass Dharna.
On culmination of the Mass Dharna, a public meeting was held at the venue of the Mass Dharna i.e. Tiranga Park. Addressing the meeting, Shri K.G. Das, former General Secretary of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association said that central government employees’ organisations had in the past also fought against the anti-employee recommendations of the Central Pay Commissions. He recalled the nation-wide movements conducted by the Confederation in the past on various issues of central government employees. Addressing the gathering Shri TS Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association explained in detail the adverse impact of the recommendations of the 7th CPC if it is implemented without any modifications. He said that a number of defects and anomalies of 6th Central Pay Commission are yet to be resolved and specifically pointed out the denial of Part B pay to hundreds of teachers working in the Education Department. Shri Anand Raj, Secretary, Secretariat Sub-Committee of the Association narrated the plight of the government employees and said that successive central governments have been taking decision which were totally against the interests of employees.
Shri S. Surender, Vice President, Clerical Cadre Branch, Shri DN Banerjee, Organising Secretary of the Association and Shri Anadi Ranjan Bhattacharjee, All India Postal Employees Union, Port Blair also addressed the public meeting. Shri HL Prasad, President of the Association proposed vote of thanks.
The Mass Dharna was led by Shri P. Sathyapal, Asst. General Secretary, Shri SN Mishra, Vice President, Shri GP Mondal and Shri SL Vinjit of South Andaman Teachers Branch of the Association. A large number of women employees also participated in the Mass Dharna today.
At Diglipur, the Demonstration was organised in front of the O/o Assistant Commissioner, Diglipur today (21.01.2016) evening. A large number of employees participated in the demonstration. Shri Gopal Chandra Dey, Shri S.Arumugam and Shri N K Paul addressed the gathering.
At Billiground a procession was taken out at the Billiground bazaar by the Billiground Branch of the Association. Thereafter, a public meeting was held at Billiground Bazaar which was addressed by Shri Satyawan Gain, Shri Mritunjay Biswas and Shri S.R.Mirdha.