Tuesday 31 July 2018

Today meeting with department
Today meeting held in Dak Bhawan at 11.00am
Meeting conducted under the Chairmanship of DG (Posts), Member (P), DDG (Estt.), DDG (SR & Legal), ADG (Estt), ADG (GDS) and other officers of the department attended.
Union Side : All three General Secretaries and other representatives, General Secretary, NAPE attended.
Detailed discussion held between Administration and Union Representatives on the basis of JCA memorandum, major issues viz., date of implementation of new scales, payment of arrears, gratuity, financial upgradation, leave etc.,
Department categorically replied that in case of financial implication issues like date of implementation of new scales, arrears formula as already cleared by Cabinet and it can not be reopened. Regarding all other issues viz., Leave, Children Education Allowance, GIS, Transfer, ESI facility, SDBS, Financial upgradation etc will be considered positively and orders will be issued as early as possible.
But union representatives expressed their resentment and deep concern over the date of implementation of new scales, arrears payment formula and strongly demanded for reconsideration.
Department proposed the unions to submit a detailed note on all the issues raised in the meeting for further consideration at appropriate level.
The General Secretaries of GDS Unions discussed over the today’s meeting and decided to submit a detailed note soon. Further decided to meet again to decide further course of programme of action seriously.
General Secretary
General Secretary
General Secretary

Monday 30 July 2018



Confederation of Central Government employees and workers and National Federation of Postal Employees along with other independent federations, Central trade unions, Mass Organizations and other workers organizations of organized and unorganized  sectors have given the call to join Joint Mass Rally  of workers before Parliament on 5thSeptember 2018 and make it historic success.

        This joint mass rally of workers has been organized to give final warning to the Central Government to stop and change the anti people, anti workers, neo liberal  economic policies which are creating untold sufferings and miseries to the common man and entire working class including farmers and to defend their livelihood , hard earned democratic rights and to defeat the designs of big corporate which are responsible for exploitation of workers

        None of the demands of 7th CPC related issues has been settled by the present Central Govt. The assurance given by the group of ministers during the negotiation with NJCA leaders in the wake of impending strike from 11th July 2018 to revise the minimum wage and fitment factor has not been fulfilled yet.

        Our demand of scrapping New Pension Scheme or to give guarantee of minimum  50 % of the last pay drawn has not been considered. The Employees who  joined service on or after 1-1-2004 are getting very meager pension after retirement. As per RTI information, out of 32 lakh Central Govt Employees  17,58,144 employees have come under purview of New Pension Scheme.  The Government has set up one committee to stream line NPS but scrapping or guarantee of 50%  pension is not mandated. The number of employees is increasing day by day and discontentment is also growing day by day and this volcano  can burst at any time which will be uncontrollable to the Govt.

        Six lakhs posts in various Central Govt. Departments were declared by 7th CPC  at the time of submission of its report. Every month retirement of employees is  taking place. This number may increase. But after lapse of 4 years vacancies have not been filled up.

        The Government is not ready  to consider the most genuine demands of Central Govt. Employees i.e HRA Arrears,  MACP Bench Mark , MACP Promotional Hierarchy and date of effect from 1-1-2016, option – 1 for pensioners.

        After 16  days of successful GDS Strike, The Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report has been implemented w.e.f July 2018 but the upgraded pay scales as recommended by committee have been implemented w.e.f July 18   instead of Jan-16. Positive recommendations either diluted or curtailed.

        Large scale Out-Sourcing , Contractorization and Privatization in Govt. Services has become the order of day.

        Large scale corporatization and privatization is taking place in Railway and Defence.

Railway stations are being given to private companies to maintain and develop for which they will charge user fees.  41 ordinance factories have been declared to be handed over to multinational and national companies for defense production. 12 out of 17 Printing Presses have been closed. Only one Postal Printing  Press at Bhubaneshwar  is also under process of closure.

        Trade union facilities are being curtailed. Even ban has been imposed on Dharnas and orders are issued not to grant any type of leave to any official on the day of such notified Dharna or Demonstration. This is attack on the democratic rights of workers .

        The membership verification was conducted in 2016 , but the result has not been declared yet.
        GDS membership verification was cancelled after completion of whole process.
        The draconian rules under FR56(J) and Pension Rule 48 are being misused to retire the employees compulsorily .
        The National convention of confederation held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 has declared  Mass Rally  on 5th Sept 2018 in front of Parliament and one day Strike on 15thNovember 2018 to fight out the retrograde and anti working class policies of Govt. N.F.P.E has endorsed the call of confederation .
        We on behalf of NFPE call upon the entirety  of Postal, RMS and GDS employees to participate in 5th  September 2018 Mass Rally before parliament and make it historic success and further make all efforts to make one day strike on 15th November 2018 a grand success.

Saturday 28 July 2018

No.Confdn/Genl/2016-19                                                               Dated 28-07-2018.
1.      All National Secretariat Members,
2.      All Affiliated organisastions
3.      All State C-O-Cs.
1.      05th September 2018 - Mass Rally at New Delhi - Intensify Mobilisation and ensure Maximum Participation of Employees as per Quata fixed:
          Campaign for making the 15th November 2018 strike a thundering success has started in all states.  Affiliated organisations are also conducting department wise campaign and mobilisation.  State/District level conventions are to be completed before 15-08-2018.  Copy of the memorandum to be submitted to people’s representatives will be published in the Confederation website during the 1st week of August 2018.  During the month of August, copy of the memorandum should be submitted to all MPs/MLAs, Chief Ministers etc. by personally meeting them, with a delegation of Confederation leaders.  They may be requested to write a letter to Prime Minister and also raise questions in the Parliament.  3rd phase of our campaign programme is Mass Dharna at all District Headquarters/Divisions on 21st August 2018 Tuesday.  All are requested to start advance preparation for making the 21st August dharna a grand success.  All affiliated organisations/C-O-Cs are requested to issue instructions to their lower units/affiliates to organise the dharna programme with maximum participation of employees.  Fourth phase of struggle programme is Mass Rally at New Delhi on 5th September 2018. Please instruct those delegates participating in the rally to book their travel tickets without any further delay.  All are requested to bring maximum banners, placards and flags to the rally.  More banners and placards with demands like “SCRAP NPS. RESTORE OLD PENSION SCHEME TO ALL” may be brought.  Quota already fixed and communication already sent to all concerned is attached as Annexure to this circular again.
2.      All India Women’s Study Camp and Convention at Haridwar on 29th & 30th October 2018.
          All India Women’s Study Camp will be held at Haridwar on 29th and 30th October, 2018.  C-O-C Uttar Pradesh State has agreed to host the camp.  Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.800/- (Rs. Eight hundred only) per delegate.  Accomodaion will be provided from 28th October Afternoon to 31st October 06.00 AM.  Food will be provided only on 29th and 30th.  As Haridwar and Hrishikesh are world famous tourist/pilgrim centres, there will be heavy rush of tourists during the period.  All affiliates/C-O-Cs are requested to instruct the lady delegates to book their travel tickets immediately.  Three months time is there, but ticket booking should be given topmost priority.  Quota fixed for each affiliated organisation and C-O-C is furnished below:
          Sl.     Name of affiliate/C-O-C                                                       No.of delegates
          1.      National Federation of Postal Employees
                   and all its affiliates (NFPE)                                                            80
          2.      Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)                                  25
          3.      All India Audit & Accounts Association                                       15
          4.      All India Civil Accounts Employees Association                        15
          5.      National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
                   (NFAEE)                                                                                            10
          6.      All india Central Ground Water Board Employees
                   Association (AICGWBEA)                                                               5
          7.      Geological Survey of India Employees Association
                   (GSIEA)                                                                                               5
          8.      All other affiliated organisations                                                     3 each
          9.      C-O-C Delhi State                                                                            15
          10.    C-O-C UP State                                                                                15
          11.    C-O-C West Bengal                                                                         20
          12.    C-O-C Kerala                                                                                    20
          13.    C-O-C Tamilnadu                                                                             15
          14.    C-O-C AP & Telangana                                                                  15
          15.    C-O-C Karnataka                                                                             10
          16.    C-O-C Maharashtra                                                                         10
          17.    C-O-C Odisha                                                                                    5
          18.    C-O-C Assam & NE                                                                          5
          19.    All other C-O-Cs                                                                                3 each
          Affiliates/C-O-Cs are requested to allote quota to their units/organisations immediately so that ticket booking can be done without delay.
          For all enquiries and necessary help in connection with the camp the following comrades may be contacted.
          1.      Com.Virendra Tiwari, Chairman, C-O-C, UPState:          09839195933
          2.      Com.J.P.Singh, General Secretary, C-O-C, UP State:    08005445445
          As it is not possible to hold a separate Women’s Convention again this year, on 30th October 2018 (Second day), All India Women’s Convention will also be held along with the Camp and new office bearers and Women’s Sub Committee members will be elected.
3.      2018 September 19th - 50th Year of 1968 September 19th Strike - Organise Martyrs Day in a befitting manner:
          2018 September 19th is the 50th Anniversary day of historic 1968 September 19th strike of the Central Govt. Employees.  The main demand raised was “Need Based Minimum Wage” approved by the 1957 Fifteenth Indian Labour Conference which was formulated based on Dr. Wallace Aykroid’s Formula.  The Central Government banned the strike declaring it illegal.  Essential Service Maintenance Ordinance was promulgated.  Militry, Para-military and Police forces were deployed to crush the strike. Firing took place at many places.  17 (Seventeen) comrades were brutally killed.  About 40000 suspended and terminated from service.  Many leaders and cadres arrested and jailed.  Thousands chargesheeted and transferred.  Inspite of all these repressive measures, the strike was cent percent success all over the country.  The struggle to vacate victimisations continued for years.  We are commemorating the 50th year of the historic strike, when the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers are in the midst of mobilisation and campaign to make the 2018 Noember 15th strike a grand success.  Let us draw inspiration from the sacrifice of those who were victimised in the 1968 strike, especially from the great martyrdom of those comrades who laid down their lives for the working class of our country and for the posterity.
          Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all the affiliated organisastions and C-O-Cs to organise the 2018 September 19th Matrys day at all centres, by organising seminars, General Body meetings,Flag hoisting, homage to matrys, honouring of 1968 strike victimised employees and leaders and other programmes, if possible jointly with other fraternal organisastion.  The history and significance of 1968 September 19th strike should reach each and every member of our affiliated organisations.  The importance of the fight against the anti-labour neo-liberal policies pursued by the Central Government and the need to make 2018 November 15th strike a grand success may also be explained and emphasised.
                                                                                          Fraternally Yours,
                                                                                              M. Krishnan,
                                                                                         Secretary General,
                                                                            Mob: & WhatsApp: 09447068125
                                                                          Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
(approved by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018)
I.      2018 July 1st to August 14th
        State/District level conventions.
2.     2018 August 15th to 31st
        Submission of memorandum to all MPs, MLAs, Chief Ministers etc. seeking their intervention for settlement of demands. (Draft copy of the memorandum will be exhibited in confederation website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com after 31st July 2018)
3.     21st August 2018 - Tuesday
        Mass dharna at all District headquarters.
4.     5th September 2018 - Wednesday
        Mass rally at New Delhi. (Quota of employees to be mobilised and participated in the Mass Rally by each affiliate and C-O-C will be published seperately within two days).
5.     10th October 2018 - Wednesday
        Serving of strike notice at all levels with mass demonstrations.
6.     17th October 2018 - Wednesday
        Raj Bhavan March at all State Headquarters or March to an important Central Govt. office situated in the state capital.
7.     3rd October to 10th November  2018
        State/District wise Compaign programme of National leaders of confederation and its affiliates. (seperate circular will be issued mentioning places and name of leaders)
8.     2nd November 2018 - Friday
        Mass Hunger Fast at all levels.
9.     15th November 2018 - Thursday
        Nationwide one day strike.
        In addition to the above compaign programmes each affiliate of confederation should chalk out their own department wise compaign programmes covering all states.
(adopted by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018)
1.     Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme. Restore old defined benefit Pension Scheme to all employees.
2.     Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula, HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, MACP Bench Mark, promotional heirarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006, Option-I for pensioners and anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.
3.     Fill up all vacant posts. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts. Withdraw orders for abolishing posts lying vacant for more than five years. Revive all posts abolished during 2001 to 2008 under Annual Direct Recruitment plan as per  May 2001 orders of former NDA Government.
4.     (a)   Regularisatin of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servant status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra committee report.
        (b)   Regularise all casual and contract workers including those appointed on or after 01-09-1993.
5.     Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat Staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.
6.     Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop FDI and privatisation of Railways and Defence department.
7.     Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.
8.     Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointment.
9.     Grant five time bound promotions to all Group B&C employees. Complete Cadre Reviews in all departments within a time-frame.
10.   (a)   Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM scheme at all levels.
        (b)   Withdraw the draconian FR-56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS Pension Rules 1972.
If necessary, affiliates can add their own departmental wise issues as PART-II of the charter of demands.        

No.Confdn/2016-19                                                                                    Dated 28-06-2018.
Dear Comrades,
                Please refer to the Confederation Circular dated 25-06-2018 wherein the Resolution & declaration, Programme of action and charter of demands adopted in the 10th June 2018 National Convention of Central Govt. Employees are published.  A very big mass rally will be organised at New Delhi on 05-09-2018 along with State Government employees, Public sector employees and other class and mass organisations.  Quota fixed for each affiliate and C-O-Cs are furnished below.  Regarding accommodation etc. for the participants in the rally, each organisation/C-O-C shall make their own arrangements.  Up and down travel tickets of the participants should be booked well in advance.  As State Govt. Employees etc. are also participating in the rally, it will be difficult to get confirmed tickets in the last minute.  All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to finalise the delegates of each unit and first priority may be given for booking tickets. For any help at New Delhi, C-O-C, Delhi State Committee may be contacted.
1.     Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee              09868520926
         General Secretary, C-O-C.              09013163804
2.     Com. Giriraj Singh                            09811213808
         President, C-O-C.
Sl.    Name of affiliated organisation/C-O-C           No.of employees - quota fixed
                                                                                                  for mobilising and  
                                                                                            participating in the rally.
1.     National Federation of Postal Employees
         (NFPE)                                                                                       5,000
2.     Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)                          1,000
3.     All India Audit & Accounts Association                                   500
4.     All India Civil Accounts Employees Association                   500
5.     National Federation of Atomic Energy
         Employees (NFAEE)                                                                   300
6.     All India Central Ground Water Board
         Employees Association (AICGWBEA)                                     300
7.     Geological Survey of India Employees
         Association (GSIEA)                                                                   200
8.     All other affiliated organisations                                               100    each
9.     C-O-C Delhi                                                                                  500
10.   C-O-Cs UP                                                                                    800
11.   C-O-C West Bengal                                                                    300
12.   C-O-C Kerala                                                                                150
13.   C-O-C Tamilnadu                                                                        200
14.   C-O-C AP & Telangana                                                              300
15.   C-O-C Karnataka                                                                         200
16.   C-O-Cs Maharashtra                                                                   300
17.   C-O-C Odisha                                                                              150
18.   C-O-C Assam & NE                                                                     200
19.   All other state C-O-Cs                                                                 100    each
         All affiliates are requested to allote quota to their lower units immediately.  Please instruct all units to book tickets immediately.
                                                                                       Fraternally Yours,
                                                                                            M. Krishnan
                                                                                      Secretary General,
                                                                         Mob.& Whats App: 09447068125
                                                                        Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com