Thursday, 29 December 2016
ON 30th DECEMBER 2016, SIX MONTHS WILL BE COMPLETED AFTER THE “GREAT” ASSURANCE GIVEN BY THREE HONB’LE CABINET MINISTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT TO NJCA LEADERS.
30th JUNE 2016 WILL BE REMEMBERED AS “BETRAYAL DAY” BY 33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND 34 LAAKHS PENSIONERS.
30th DECEMBER IS A “BLACK DAY” FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS.
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ARE NEVER CHEATED LIKE THIS BY ANY PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS AFTER INDEPENDENCE.
ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2017
· AGAINST THE BREACH OF ASSURANCE AND BETRAYAL BY GROUP OF MINISTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT.
· TO UPHOLD THE SELF-RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF 33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND 34 LAKHS PENSIONERS.
ABOUT 15 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND AUTONOMOUS BODY EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE STRIKE
v Central Government employees and Pensioners betrayed by NDA Govt. by breach of assurance given by Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Shiri Arun Jaitely and Shri Suresh Prabhu regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. This is the worst pay revision after 2nd CPC report in 1960. Government implemented the report without any modification suggested by Staff side (JCM). In 1960 entire employees went on five days strike.
v Central Government Pensioners and Family Pensioners betrayed by NDA Government by not implementing Option-I (parity) recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by Cabinet.
v Autonomous bodies employees betrayed by NDA Government by issuing instructions NOT TO IMPLEMENT 7th CPC benefits to Autonomous body employees and Pensioners UNTIL FURTHER ORDERS.
v Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department betrayed by NDA Government by not extending the benefits of 7th CPC to them and also by not publishing the separate one-man committee report already submitted to the Government.
v Thousands of Casual, Part-time, contingent employees, daily rated mazdoors and contract workers are betrayed by the NDA Government by not regularizing their services and by not revising their wages on the principle of “Equal Pay for Equal Work”.
v 7th CPC Submitted its report after 21 months on 19th November 2015. Even after 13 months the NDA Government has not implemented the revised HRA, Transport Allowance and all other Allowances. Government is deliberately delaying it further to deny implementation from 01.01.2016 and also to delay it to next Financial year 2017, thereby denying arrears.
v Government betrayed Central Government employees and Pensioners by denying eligible 3% Dearness Allownace with effect from 01.07.2016. DA for pre-revised Minimum pay of 7000 is 7% = 490 per month. Same pre-revised pay of 7000 revised to 18000 after merger of 125% DA as on 01.01.2016. New DA granted for revised minimum pay of 18000 is 2% = 360 per month. Thus there is a recurring loss of Rs. 130/- per month in DA granted to Minimum pay. For other higher pay scales the loss is still higher.
v In the past, only one Committee before implementation of CPC report and one Anomaly Committed after implementation was constituted. This time Committee after Committees are constituted but no negotiated settlement with the JCM (NC) staff side on any of the issue, but only one-way hearing of the views of the staff side. Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowances Committee, Pension (Option-1) Committee, Anomaly Committee, New Pension System (NPS) Committee and Senior officers Committee (?) to discuss the issues arising out of 7th CPC recommendations. (no formal orders constituting the Group of Senior Offices Committee and no terms of reference made public). Almost six months are over after Cabinet approving pay scales and one year is over after submission of 7th CPC report, but no outcome of any committee).
v No negotiated settlement on Confederation’s 21 Point Charter of demands which includes increase in minimum pay, Fitment formula, no reduction of HRA rate, Revision of all allownaces, Restoration of abolished Advances, Option-1 for pensioners, Scrap New Pension System, Autonomous bodies wage revision, GDS Issues, Casual Labour issues, MACP promotional hierarchy and “Very good” bench mark, filling up of vacancies, removal of 5% compassionate appointment restriction, Five promotions, LDC/UDC pay upgradation, Parity in pay scales with Central Secretariat Staff, removal of CCL adverse condition, equal pay for equal work etc.
WHAT HAPPENED ON 30TH JUNE 2016 ?
AND WHO BETRAYED THE EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ?
On the night of 30th June 2016, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways informed the Secretary, JCM (NC) Staff side Shri Shiv Gopal Misra that the Prime Minister had empowered three Cabinet Ministers, viz: Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitely, Hon’ble Fiance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Railways Minister, to negotiate with the staff side, JCM (NC), and invited staff side (JCM) for a meeting at the Official residence of Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister on the same night 21:30 hrs. On persistent demand of the staff side (JCM), the Group of Ministers assured that the issue of increase in the Minimum wage and Fitment formula will be referred to a High Level Committee and the Committee will submit its report to the Government within four months.
NOW SIX MONTH’S ARE ALMOST OVER.
WHERE IS THE HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE REPORT?
WHEN CABINET MINISTERS BETRAY, WHAT SHALL WE DO?
Strike is the only BEFITTING REPLY to those who betrayed the cause of the Central Government employees and pensioners.
We cannot go on begging before the NDA Government.
WORKERS ARE NOT BEGGARS.
Let us make the 15th February 2017 one day strike a resounding success.
Let us not surrender our prestige and self-respect before those who betrayed our cause.
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EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER JANUARY-2017
MAKE 15th FEBRUARY ONE DAY STRIKE
A GRAND SUCCESS
A period of more than six months is going to be passed after notification of 7th Central Pay Commission’s Report and formation of various Committees to look in to the matters of allowances, advances, pension and new pension system. National Joint council of Action of all constituent organizations had given a call of indefinite Strike from 11thJul 2016. A group of ministers comprising Hon`ble S/Shri Raj Nath Singh, Home Minister, Arun Jaitely, Finance minister, Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister and Manoj Sinha State Minister Communication and Railway called on NJCA leaders and convened a meeting at the residence of Home Minister and after a detailed discussion it was decided that a high power committee will be constituted to look into the matters of revision of wages and fitment formula. But after their assurance no high power committee was formed and matter was simply given to anomaly Committee. Thus a very important issue was diluted. Now already more than 6 months period has elapsed. All the committees have to give their recommendations within 4 months. Now 2 months period has been extended to these Committees.
Now it is crystal clear that in this financial year government is not going to give anything to the employees.
GDS Committee has also submitted its report to the Secretary (Posts) and Secretary (Post) has submitted this to Minister, Communication. Neither the copy of report has been given to the unions nor has it been published in website of the Department. We have protested on this strongly.
In many of the region’s the revised wages and its arrear has not been paid to the Casual Labourers.
After implementation of demonetization postal employees have been suffering a lot. Now C.S.I. is also going to be implemented in Postal Department which will further create more problems to staff.
Though at the time of deferment of July -11 Strike, Confederation and NFPE was not convinced but for the sake of unity and keeping the assurance given by the group of Ministers agreed to the decision of NJCA.
But now seeing the attitude of Government, we cannot remain silent spectator. The formation of NFPE and Confederation has been laid on the earth of struggle.
Keeping in view the all aspects and assessing the whole situation Confederation and NFPE decided to revive the struggle. A Series of programmes have been carried out during the period. The Parliament March conducted by Confederation and NFPE was a grand success despite all odds i.e. bad weather, cancellation of hundreds of trains and flights and Cyclone in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh.
In the Parliament March, the date of One Day Strike on 15thFebruary -2017 was declared by Confederation leadership which was approved unanimously by the members assembled in rally.
The Federal Secretariat of NFPE held on 19.12.2016 at NFPE Office, North Avenue New Delhi has also endorsed the decision of strike unanimously.
We cannot remain silent spectator in this situation. We have to protest the retrograde policies of Government of India which are against the interests of common workers and common people. We have to eradicate the psycho fear of Government from the minds of workers.
Keeping in mind our original Mantra”Unity for struggle and struggle for unity” we have to march forward on the path of struggle to defeat the anti working class policies of Government and we have to achieve our genuine and legitimate demands.
NFPE calls upon the entirety of Postal , RMS and GDS employees to take all effective measurers to make the One Day Strike on 15thFebruary -2017 a Grand Success.
Working Class Zindabad
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Central Government Employees-NJC Justification for Strike regarding Non implementation of 7th Pay Commission Allowances.
NJC has published justification for Strike regarding Non implementation of 7th Pay Commission Allowances.
ANNEXURE -1NJC/2015/7th CPC dated 10th December, 2015. (see item No. 1 of the charter of demands).1. Re-compute the minimum wage on the basis of the actual commodity prices as on 1.7.2015 and factor the Dr. Aykroyd formula stipulated percentages for housing and social obligations, children education etc. Revise the fitment formula and pay levels on the basis of the so determined minimum wage;We are not in agreement with the methodology adopted by the 7th CPC in computing the minimum WAGE. We give hereunder briefly the reasons thereof.1. The retail prices of the commodities quoted by the Labour bureau is irrational, imaginary and even absurd in respect of certain articles at certain places. The Staff Side had objected to the adoption of those rates in its meeting with the Commission on 9th June, 2015.
2. The adoption of 12 monthly average of the retail prices is contrary to Dr. Aykroyd formula. Same is the case with the reduction effected by the Commission on housing and social obligation factors. The house rent allowance is not a full compensation of the expenditure incurred by an employee for obtaining an accommodation. Therefore, no reduction on that count in arriving at the minimum wage is permissible. We may cite the minimum wage computation made by the 3rd CPC in this regard, the employees were in receipt of HRA even at that time. But still the 3rd CPC, and rightly so, adopted the 7.5% as the factor for housing. In respect of the addition to be made for children education and social obligation as per the Supreme Court judgement, (25%) the Commission has reduced the percentage to 15% on the specious plea that the employees are separately given children education allowance. The Children education allowance is not a full reimbursement of the expenses one has to incur. After the liberalization of the Education Sector where private parties were allowed to set up universities and colleges, the expenses for education had increased heavily. No concession or allowance is granted to the employees for educating the children beyond the higher secondary levels. The earlier Pay Commission has only tried to compensate a little in the increasing cost of education and that too at the primary level, since even the Governmental institutions had started charging abnormal tuition and other fees.3. The website maintained for the Agriculture Ministry depicts the retail prices of commodities which go into the basket of minimum wage computation. Even though the rates quoted by them vary from the real retail prices in the market, it provides a different picture. If one is to take the rates quoted by them for different cities and make an all India average of the prices as on 1.7.2015, it will work out to Rs. 10810. It will result in the computation of the minimum wage of Rs. 19880. Adding 25% for arriving at the MTS scale, it will rise to Rs. 24850. To convert the same as on 1.1.2016, 3% will be added as suggested by the 7th CPC. The final computation will be Rs. 25,596, when rounded off shall be Rs. 26000.
4. The Andhra Pradesh State Pay Commission in its report has taken the commodity prices at Rs.9830 – as on 1.7.2013 which works out to a minimum wage of Rs. 18080. The wage of MTS will then be Rs. 22600 as on 1.7.2013, The Corresponding figure for 1.1.2016 shall be Rs.26758, rounded off to Rs. 27000.5. The Staff side had computed the minimum wage as on 1.1.2014 at Rs. 26,000, taking the commodity price at Rs. 11344. The rates were taken on the basis of the actual retail prices in the market as on 1.1.2014 (average prices of 8 Cities in the country) substantiated by the documentary evidence of Cash bill obtained from the concerned vendors. As on 1.12016, the minimum wage work out to Rs. 29339, rounded off to Rs. 30,000.6. The 5th CPC adopted the rate of growth in the economy (as reflected in the increase in the per capita net national produce at factor cost) over a period of ten years to arrive at the increase required to be made to arrive at the minimum wage. The per capita NNP at factor cost registered an increase of 65.28% over a period of ten years in 2013-14. If we apply the same percentage to the emoluments (Pay +DA) as on 1.1.2016 (assuming that DA will be 125% as on that date), the minimum wage as on 1.1.2016 for an MTS will have to be Rs. 26030, rounded off to Rs. 27000.7. In para 4.2.9 of the report, the Commission has given a table depicting the percentage increase provided by the successive Pay Commissions, according to which the 2nd CPC had made a paltry increase of 14.2%. The 3rd CPC gave a rise of 20.6, 4th 27.6, 5th 31.0 and 6th CPC 54%. While the percentage increase had been in ascending order all along, the 7th CPC has sought to reverse that trend ostensibly for reasons unknown. It was the meager increase of 14% provided for by the 2nd CPC that triggered the volatile situation in the civil service and led to all India strike encompassing all employees which lasted for 5 days in 1960. We do not know whether the 7 CPC really intend to create such a scenario once again.8. In the case of Bank, Insurance and many other Public Sector Undertakings wage revision takes place once in 5 years. In the recently concluded agreement, Bank employees were provided more than 15% increase.9. After the implementation of the Pay Commissions Report the AP State Employees have been given a wage structure based on a minimum wage far above the level of Central Government employees. In their case also wage revision does take place once in 5 years.It could be seen from the above that the computation of minimum wage by the 7 CPC is prima facie wrong and computed on untenable premises and incorrect data. The minimum wage therefore requires re-computation and revision. Once the minimum wage gets revised, the fitment formula, the multiplication factor applied for determining the pay levels and the pay matrix itself will have to consequently revised.Determination of Pay Level MinimumIt is seen that the 7th CPC has applied varying multiplication factors for different pay levels. The 6th CPC has taken the emoluments in the private sector to hike the salary of officers by applying different yardstick to compute the pay bands disturbing the vertical relativity while the 7th CPC has further accentuated the gap of differences in wages between officers and employees. This being unacceptable we urge upon adoption of uniform multiplication factor for determining pay levels.2. Revise the pay matrix basing upon the revised minimum wage and rounding off the stages to the next hundred. Accept the suggestion made by the Staff Side in its memorandum to 7 CPC for de-layering viz. to abolish the pay levels pertaining to GP 1900, 2400 and 4600.In our memorandum to 7th CPC the staff side had requested for de-layering by abolition of Grade Pay of Rs 1900, 2400 & 4600. The pay levels pertaining to GP 1900, 2400 and 4600 may be abolished and merged with the next higher levels.3. Revise the rate of increment to 5 % and Grant two increments in the feeder cadre levels as promotion benefit.The rate of increment has been pegged down to 3% by the 7th CPC. At this rate an employee will not be able to double his pay even after 30 years. The demand of the staff side to increase the rate of increment to 5% to be accepted.Promotion from one cadre to another is a rare phenomenon in government services especially in lower grades. If one to be awarded only an increment amounting to 3% of pay, it might not become a sought after affair and will in fact act as a de-motivating factor. This apart, in most of the Govt. Departments, promotion is followed by posting to a different location. Those who are posted to unclassified cities or from Metro cities to towns will financially suffer due to such mandatory transfer on promotion. This is because of the fact that the rate HRA, Transport Allowance etc. vary from one station to another. The financial benefit on promotion must be, therefore, at least two increments i.e. 10% of the pay.4. Fill up all vacant posts by holding special recruitment drive5. MACP to be treated as financial up-gradation, without any grading stipulation; to be provided on the basis of the promotional cadre hierarchy of the concerned department; increase the number of MACP to five on completion of 8, 15,21,26 and 30th years of service. Reject the Efficiency Bar stipulation made by 7th CPC. Personnel promoted on the basis of Examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre.6. Upgrade the LDCs in all departments as UDCs for it is stated by the Commission that the Government has stopped recruiting personnel to this cadre.The cadre of LDC, after the introduction of MTS has presently overlapping functions. Most of the specific functions have also become obsolete on introduction of computerized diarizing and maintenance register. There is no specific need for this cadre in any of the offices. While future recruitment can be stopped, which the government has conveyed to the Commission, what has to be done to the existing cadre is not mentioned. It is therefore necessary that the existing incumbents be promoted as UDCs by upgrading all posts of LDC as UDCs.7. a) Parity to be ensured for all Stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all the organized Accounts cadres with Central Sectt. By upgrading their pay scales (and not by downgrading the pay scales of the CSS)b) Drivers in all Government offices to be granted pay scale on par with the drivers of the Lok SabhaThe question of Parity, as has been rightly mentioned by 7th CPC, is a settled matter. It is the Department of Personnel which the cadre controlling Department for CSS cadre that unsettles the parity every time. The recommendation to downgrade the CSS is however not acceptable. What is required is to grant higher pay levels at par with CSS ministerial and stenographer cadres and other similarly placed cadres in the field/subordinate offices and IA&AD & Organized Accounts cadres.8. To remove existing anomaly, the annual increment date may be 1st January for those recruited prior to 30th June and 1st July in respect of those recruited prior to 31st December.9. Wage of Central Government Employees be revised in every 5 years10. Treat the GDS as Civil Servant and grant them all pay, allowances and benefits granted to regular employees on Pro -rata basis11. Contract/casual and daily rated workers to be regularized against the huge vacancies existing in various Government offices.12. Introduce PLB in all departments. All existing bilateral agreement on PLB must continue to be in operation13 Revise the pension and other retirement benefits as under: –(a) Parity between the past and present pensioners to be brought about on the basis of the 7th CPC recommendations with the modification that basis of computation to be the pay level of the post / grade/ scale of pay from which one retired; whichever is beneficial.(b) Pension to be 60% of the last pay drawn in the case of all eligible persons who have completed the requisite number of years of service.(c) The family pension to be 50% of the last pay drawn.(d) Enhance the pension and family pension by 5% after every five years and 10% on attaining the age of 85 and 20% on attaining the age of 90.(e) Commuted value of pension to be restored after 10 years or attaining the age of 70, whichever is earlier. Gratuity calculation to be on the basis of 25 days in the month as against 30 days as per the Gratuity Act.(f) Fixed medical allowance for those pensioners not covered by CGHS and REHS to be increased to Rs.2000 p.m.(g) Provide one increment on the last day in service if the concerned employee has completed six months or more from the date of grant of last increment.14 Exclude the Central Government employees from the ambit of the National Pension Scheme (NPS) and extend the defined benefit pension scheme to all those recruited after 1.1.200415 In the absence of any recommendation made by 7 CPC, the Government must withdraw the stipulated ceiling on compassionate appointments16 Revise the following allowances/advances as under in place of the recommendations made by the 7th CPC:The 7th CPC has recommended to abolish large number of allowances and interest free advances without going into the exact relevance in certain departments where the allowances are provided for. The allowances which are stated to be subsumed and which are clubbed with others also require consideration. If these allowances are withdrawn, it might affect adversely the very functioning of the Department itself in certain emergent situation. Of the allowances mentioned in the report for abolition, we have mentioned hereunder those pertaining to civilian employees which require to be retained.In respect of advances the Commission appears to have taken a shylock view of the matter. Most of the under mentioned advances are required to meet out contingencies which the employees cannot manage to organize. These advances are, therefore, to be retained.(i) Allowances(a) Retain the rate of house rent allowance in place of the recommendation of the Commission to reduce it.(b) Restructure the transport allowance into two slabs at Rs. 7500 and 3750 with DA thereof removing all the stipulated conditions.(c). Fixed conveyance allowance: This allowance had no DA component at any stage. This allowance must be enhanced to 2.25 times with 25% DA thereon as and when the DA crosses 50%(d) Restore the island Special duty allowance and the Tripura Special compensatory remote locality allowance.(e) The special duty allowance in NE Region should be uniform for all at 30%(f) Overtime allowance whenever sanction must be based upon the actual basic pay of the entitled employee(g) Cash handling /Treasury allowance. The assumption that every transaction in Government Departments are through the bank is not correct. There are officials entrusted to collect cash and therefore the cash handling allowance to be retained.(h) Qualification Pay to be retained.(i) Small family norms allowances;(j) Savings Bank allowance(k) Outstation allowance(l) P.O. & RMS. Accountants special allowance.(m) Risk allowance(n) Break-down allowance.(o) Night patrolling allowance.(p) Special Compensatory hill area allowance.(q) Special allowance for Navodaya Vidyalaya Staff.(r) Dress Allowance ceiling to be raised to Rs. 32,400/- p a(s) Nursing Allowance to be raised to 2.25 times of Rs 4800/-(t) All fixed allowances must be raised to 2.25 times as per the principle enunciated by the Commission(u) The erroneous statement in Para 9.2.5 to be corrected. Vide OM No. 13018/1/2009-Estt (L) dated 22.07.2009, DOP, P&W, the leave period for Child adoption has been increased to 180 days(v). Restore the allowances abolished for the reason that it is either not reported or mentioned in the Report by the Commission17. Advances.Restore the following advances and revise the same to 3 times.(a). Natural calamity advance;(b). Festival Advance(c). LTC and TA advances(d). Medical advance(e). Education advance.(f). Vehicle advances including cycle advance18. The stipulation made by the 7th CPC to grant only 80% of salary for the second year of CCL be rejected and the existing provisions may be retained19. 50% of the CGEIS premium to be paid by the Government in respect of Group B and C employees.20 Health insurance to be introduced in addition to CGHS/REHS and CCS(MA) benefits and the premium to be paid by the Government and the employee equally.21 Reject the recommendations concerning PRIS22 Full pay and allowances to be provided for the entire period of WRII.23 The conditions stipulated in clause (4) & (5) under Para 9.2.37 be removed24 Reject the recommendation made by the 7th CPC in Para 8.16.9 to 8.16.14 concerning dress allowance to PBOR as otherwise the five Ordnance Equipment factories under OFB will have to be closed down25 Set up a Group of Ministers’ Committee to consider the anomalies including the disturbance of the existing horizontal and vertical relativities at the National level and Departmental/Ministry level with provision for referring the disputed issues to the Board of Arbitration under the JCM scheme26 To increase the promotional avenue for Technical and other Supervisory staff.
admin | December 27, 2016
नई दिल्ली: सातवां वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट के लागू होने के बाद सरकार द्वारा कर्मचारी संघों की मांगों को न मानने से नाराज़ कर्मचारी संघ के नेताओं ने 15 फरवरी को एक दिन की हड़ताल का ऐलान किया है.
नेताओं का कहना है कि वे एनडीए सरकार के 3 मंत्रियों द्वारा दिए गए आश्वासन के संबंध में धोखा मिलने के बाद इस राह पर चलने को मजबूर हुए हैं. कर्मचारी नेताओं का कहना है कि यह हड़ताल 33 लाख केंद्रीय कर्मचारी और 34 लाख पेंशनरों के आत्मसम्मान के लिए रखी गई है.
इतना ही नहीं इन नेताओं का दावा है कि इस हड़ताल में 15 लाख केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के अलावा केंद्र के अधीन काम करने वाली ऑटोनोमस बॉडी के कर्मचारी भी हिस्सा लेंगे. कर्मचारी नेताओं का कहना है कि एनडीए सरकार ने हमें धोखा दिया है. केंद्रीय मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह, अरुण जेटली और सुरेश प्रभु द्वारा न्यूनतम वेतनमान और फिटमेंट फॉर्मूला में बढ़ोतरी के आश्वासन के बाद कर्मचारियों ने पहले अपनी हड़ताल टाली थी.
कर्मचारी नेताओं में एक का आरोप है कि आजादी के बाद से यह दूसरा सबसे खराब पे कमीशन है. उन्होंने कहा कि 1960 में मिले दूसरे वेतन आयोग के बाद सातवां वेतन आयोग सबसे खराब वृद्धि लाया है. कर्मचारी नेताओं का कहना है कि सरकार ने इस आयोग की रिपोर्ट बिना कर्मचारियों के सुझाव को स्वीकारे लागू कर दिया है. इन्होंने कहा कि 1960 में पूरे देश के केंद्रीय कर्मचारी पांच दिन की हड़ताल पर चले गए थे. उन्होंने कहा कि सरकार ने सातवें वेतन आयोग द्वारा प्रस्तावित ऑप्शन-1 (पैरिटी) को लागू नहीं किया है. इसे कैबिनेट ने भी पास कर दिया था.
इतना ही सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशें अभी तक ऑटोनोमस बॉडीज के कर्मचारियों को नहीं दी गई हैं. सरकार ने आगे के निर्देश मिलने तक इन संस्थानों में वेतनमान को अभी तक लागू नहीं किया है.
वहीं, पोस्टल विभाग के तीन लाख से ज्यादा ग्रामीण डाक सेवकों को भी एनडीए सरकार ने सातवें वेतन आयोग का लाभ नहीं दिया है. इसके अलावा कर्मचारी नेताओं का आरोप है कि सरकार ने समान काम पर समान वेतन का नियम उन तमाम मजदूरों, डेली वेज कर्मचारियों, अंशकालिक कर्मचारियों, ठेके के कर्मचारियों आदि पर अभी भी लागू नहीं किया है.
इसके अलावा कर्मचारी नेताओं का कहना है कि सातवें वेतन आयोग (7th pay commission) ने 19 नवंबर 2015 को अपनी रिपोर्ट सरकार को सौंप दी थी. 21 महीने बीत जाने के बाद भी सरकार ने संशोधित एचआरए, ट्रांसपोर्ट अलाउंस और अन्य अलाउंस को लागू नहीं किया है. इन नेताओं का कहना है कि सरकार जानबूझकर देरी कर रही है ताकि इसे 01-01-2016 के बजाय मार्च 2017 से आरंभ होने वाले वित्तवर्ष में लागू किया जाए. इससे सरकार एरियर देने से बचना चाहती है.
इन नेताओं का कहना है कि सरकार ने 01-07-2016 से तीन प्रतिशत का डीए भी कर्मचारियों को नहीं दिया है. कर्मचारी इस महंगाई भत्ते के हकदार हैं. कर्मचारी नेताओें के हिसाब से सरकार ने डीए में भी कटौती कर कर्मचारियों को नुकसान पहुंचाया है. उनका कहना है कि वेतन आयोग से पहले न्यूनतम वेतन 7000 हजार पर 7 प्रतिशत के हिसाब से 490 रुपये प्रतिमाह का डीए मिलता था. वहीं, अब 18000 न्यूनतम वेतनमान पर 2 प्रतिशत के हिसाब से 360 रुपये प्रतिमाह का डीए दिया जा रहा है. इस हिसाब से कर्मचारियों को 130 रुपये प्रतिमाह का डीए में नुकसान हो रहा है. जैसे से जैसे तनख्वाह बढ़ती जाएगी, कर्मचारियों को उतना ज्यादा नुकसान उठाना पड़ रहा है.
कर्मचारी नेताओं का आरोप है कि सरकार ने अलग-अलग मुद्दों पर कई समिति बना दी हैं, लेकिन इस समितियों के साथ बैठक का कोई नतीजा नहीं निकला है. छह महीने बीत गए हैं और अभी तक कोई सकारात्मक बात निकलकर सामने नहीं आई है.
कर्मचारी नेताओं का कहना है कि सरकार ने उनके द्वारा दी गई 21 सूत्रीय मांगों पर कोई कार्रवाई नहीं की है. इन मांगों में न्यूनतम वेतनमान, फिटमेंट फॉर्मूला, एचआरए का मुद्दा, अलाउंस में सुधार, समाप्त किए गए अलाउंस फिर लागू करना, पेंशनर्स के लिए ऑप्शन-1, नए पेंशन सिस्टम को समाप्त करना, ऑटोनोमस बॉडीज में वेतन सुधार, जीडीएस मुद्दे, कैजुअल लेबर मुद्दे, एमएसीपी का मुद्दा और वेरी गुड बेंचमार्क का मुद्दा, खाली पड़ी जगहों पर भर्ती, अनुकंपा के आधार पर नौकरी में 5 प्रतिशत की सीमा को समाप्त करना, पांच प्रमोशन, एलडीसू-यूडीसी पे अपग्रेडेशन, केंद्रीय सचिवा के स्टाफ के हिसाब से वेतन समानता, सीसीएल एडवर्स कंडीशन को हटाना, समान काम के लिए समान वेतन आदि शामिल हैं.
कर्मचारी नेताओं का कहना है कि 30 जून 2016 को केंद्रीय मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने जीसीएम (एनसी) नेता शिवगोपाल मिश्र को बतया कि प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने तीन केंद्रीय मंत्रियों को साधिकार यह कहा है कि वह कर्मचारी नेताओं से बात कर वेतनआयोग पर उठे विवाद को सुलझाएं. इन मंत्रियों में केंद्रीय मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु, अरुण जेटली और राजनाथ सिंह शामिल थे. उसी रात में तीन मंत्रियों ने कर्मचारी नेताओं से रात 9.30 बजे बातचीत की. इस बातचीत में मंत्रिसमूह ने आश्वासन दिया कि न्यूनतम वेतनमान और फिटमेंट फॉर्मूले को उच्च स्तरीय समिति देखेगी. यह समिति चार महीनों में सरकार को अपनी रिपोर्ट सौंपेगी. कर्मचारी नेताओं का आरोप है कि अब लगभग छह महीने बीत चुके हैं और अभी तक कोई समिति की रिपोर्ट तैयार नहीं है.
संघ के महासचिव एम कृष्णन ने बताया कि रेलवे और सैन्य बलों के संघों के अलावा बाकी सभी संघ उनकी इस हड़ताल के आह्वान के साथ हैं. उन्होंने कहा कि 118 कर्मचारी संघ उनके साथ हैं. कृष्णन का आरोप है कि जब हमने 11 जुलाई को अनिश्चितकालीन हड़ताल पर जाने की घोषमा की थी तब वित्तमंत्री अरुण जेटली और राजनाथ सिंह ने कर्मचारी नेताओं से बात की. जेटली ने हाईलेवल कमेटी बनाने की बात कही थी. लेकिन, जब इस प्रस्ताव पर लिखित आश्वासन की बात कही गई तब उन्होंने कहा कि वह पीएम से बात करके कुछ ठोस कह पाएंगे. लेकिन, तब गृहमंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने तुरंत बाहर जाकर पीएम मोदी से फोन पर बात की थी और फिर अंदर आकर कहा कि पीएम इस बात के लिए राजी हैं.
उसके बाद भी सरकार से कर्मचारी लिखित आश्वासन की राह देखते रहे और जब 6 जुलाई तक कोई लिखित आश्वासन नहीं मिला तो हड़ताल पर जाने का मन बनाया गया. लेकिन फिर राजनाथ सिंह ने अपने घर पर कर्मचारी नेताओं से मुलाकात की और वित्तमंत्री अरुण जेटली से बात की. इस बैठक के बाद सरकार ने लिखित में आश्वासन दिया था कि कर्मचारियों के मुद्दों पर चर्चा के बाद हल निकाला जाएगा. इस समिति को चार महीने में अपनी रिपोर्ट देनी थी, लेकिन अब करीब 6 महीने का समय बीत चुका है और अभी तक कुछ नहीं हुआ है. और समितियों का कार्यकाल दो महीने के लिए बढ़ा दिया गया है.
वहीं, एनसीजेसीएम के संयोजक और रेलवे कर्मचारी संघ के नेता शिवगोपाल मिश्रा ने एनडीटीवी को बताया कि कुछ कर्मचारी संघ हड़ताल पर जा रहे हैं, लेकिन उनका संघ जनवरी में इस बारे में बैठक करेगा और निर्णय लेगा.
Sunday, 25 December 2016
Good News ! GDS Officials To Get Minimum Basic Of 10,000/- ?
|It's learnt that GDS committee Recommended Bpm Grade 1 14500 and Grade ll 12500 and all other category Grade1 -- 11500, Grade 2-- 10000 and 3% increment and 5 lakhs gratuity and also recommended HRA and EL, Bo Rent. Children education etc..|
We sincerely wish this will become true and all our GDS brothers and sisters get benefited. All the best guys.
Saturday, 24 December 2016
15th FEBRUARY 2017 – ONE DAY STRIKE
Towards the inevitable end - Victory.
President, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and workers.
December-January is fog days in Northern India, especially Delhi. Because of the high level pollution, it is not fog that engulfs Delhi but smog. Temperature dips and rises quite often. Air and Rail traffics are frequently disturbed and sometimes go out of gear. It was not unknown to the National Sectt.of the Confederation when they decided to organize the rally at the Parliament street on 15th December, 2016. There was no alternative as on November, 6th, the stipulated four months period was over. The National Sectt. of the Confederation came to the conclusion that the Government of India is run by people who indulges in double speak. They have no shame even in indulging in betrayal.
Confederation has a noble history and fine tradition. It does not indulge in the nasty habit of mincing words. It exhibits the courage of calling a spade a spade. It always has stood for the interest of the employees and workers, whom it represents. It was built up over the years in the high values and traditions of a fine trade union. While it believes that despite the differences in ideology, perception, and approach to the issues and problems, methods of negotiation, unity of the employees and workers are paramount in winning demands. It was to uphold that tradition, on innumerable occasions, it agreed to defer the strike action, and ultimately even on 11th July, 2016. It had perceived correctly the weak pretensions of the Government, demonstrated before the leaders of the NJCA both on 30th june, 2016 and 6th July, 2016. Therefore, its leadership could appreciate the criticism that emanated from the right thinking persons in its stride. Many of those who chose to criticize the decision were concerned of the dent the decision to defer the strike action had created to the image of the Confederation. An explanatory campaign was the need of the hour. For sheer paucity of time, it could not be undertaken. It would have allayed the apprehensions. When it was done, though a little belatedly, it had its salutary impact. And naturally, the National Sectt. could not have indulged in the luxury of revisiting the issue with independent action programme when the climate in Delhi could become tolerable. As is the case with every vibrant organization, there are persons who take advantage of the situation, criticize and create cacophony with the intent of destroying the very organization itself. The mammoth rally at Delhi in front of the Parliament house on 15th December, 2016 was the vindication of the understanding the Confederation National Sectt. had on the issues and a magnificent reply to all those whose intent was to destroy the organization.
It is quite heartening that our Comrades, who felt betrayed by the chicanery of the Present Government, weathered the inclement weather conditions, the disruption of rail and air traffic movements, the difficulties in reaching the venue by road, the chilly atmosphere at Delhi and above all the persisting engineered criticism of certain vested interest, exhibited the anger and discontent in the most exemplary manner on 15th December, 2016. They deserve our felicitation, congratulation and grateful salute in creating yet another historic and successful programme. They have through their loud and emphatic slogans raised and followed by thousands provided the required impetus to the National Sect. and confidence to go ahead with the forward steps of the battle. The decision that was announced by the Secretary General to organize a one day token strike in protest against the attitude of the BJP Government was greeted therefore, with great enthusiasm by the rallyists
The demonetization and the consequent debilitating impact over the availability of currency has indeed made insurmountable impediments. The whole country has been taken for a ride in the name of the noble cause of cleaning the economy of the black income. Neither the generation of the black income s tapped nor its proliferation has been targeted. About one fifth of the National income of the country is stated to be in black. That hurts and hurts the common people. While the successive Governments that came to power in the country since 1991, including the present in office had been extending concessions and exemptions for the corporate giants in crores, the common people were finding it difficult to make the both ends meet. The enforcement laws fear to knock at the doors of those who have looted the Nation and refused to pay back even the loan they had contracted from the Nationalized Banks . The circus in the floor of the Parliament, session after session, precludes any serious discussion or deliberation over the good or bad of the executive decisions concerning governance. All appears to be with a design to obliterate the real issues of the people from the centre stage.
The 105,000- crores, which is a highly exaggerated financial outflow worked out by the 7th CPC for this fiscal year has been substantially reduced, thanks to the deferring the grant of enhanced allowances, disapproval of the Option No.1 granted by the commission to the Pensioners as a relief, the continuous derailing of the negotiating machinery and the sheer refusal even to abide by the decisions of the Judiciary and Arbitration Boards, deferring decision on extending the benefit of revision of wages and pension to the employees of the autonomous organizations etc. To sustain the untenable actions, threats are employed invoking the provisions of the colonial rules and regulations. A good number of participants in the magnificent rally at the Parliament street on 15th December, 2016 was the retired personnel, despite their physical debilities due to the advancing age. They look forward to the NCCPA and the Confederation to articulate, present and fight for their demands and ensure that justice is rendered to them.
There is no doubt that the ongoing struggle undertaken by the Confederation will create sanctions not only on the Government but also on those who witness it from the sidelines but refuse to become part and parcel of an event that is bound to have its imprint in the history of the movement of the Central Government employees in the country. That should not deter us but steel our determination to march to its glorious end of victory.