Friday 22 September 2023

TBOP / BCR Promotion, Financial upgradation to Sri. G.S Mishra - CAT Cuttack Bench Order - OA No 260/00739 of 2022

 TBOP / BCR Promotion, Financial upgradation to Sri. G.S Mishra - CAT Cuttack Bench Order - OA No 260/00739 of 2022

CAT Judgement dtd 14/09/2023

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Thursday 21 September 2023

Highlights from the NCJCM Standing Committee Meeting held on 20.9.2023


Highlights from the NCJCM Standing Committee Meeting held on 20.9.2023

Outcome of the NCJCM Standing Committee Meeting held on 20.9.2023

Outcome of the issues discussed in the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council – JCM held on 20/09/2023 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P) DOPT

Outcome of the NCJCM Standing Committee Meeting held on 20.9.2023

As already informed to you the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council – JCM was held on 20/09/2023 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P) DOPT. AIDEF was represented by Comrade C. Srikumar in the meeting. At the outset after the introductory remarks made by the Chairperson and before taking up the agenda points Staff Side raised the following important issues:-

1) More than 20 lakh Central Government Employees are in NPS. A huge rally on the 10th of August 2023 was held at Ramleela Maidan New Delhi in which more than 3 lakhs of Central & State Government Employees participated demanding for Scrapping of the No Guarantee NPS and to restore the Defined and Guaranteed Old Pension Scheme. The Staff Side once again reiterates its demand that the NPS should be scrapped and the Old Pension Scheme should be restored at the earliest.

2) The office of the Staff Side is receiving innumerable representations on issues which can be sorted out at the Departmental Level itself. Since the Departmental Councils are not functioning and meetings are not taking place, all the issues are referred to our office and we are forced to bring all those issues to your notice. It is therefore essential that the Departmental Council – JCMs should meet regularly in accordance with the JCM scheme and regular meetings at the Departmental Level should be held with the Staff Side so that the National Council – JCM can concentrate on the common issues of Central Government employees.

This is a serious matter and hence DOPT may take up the matter with all the Secretaries of the various Ministries and Departments to ensure that the JCM functions effectively in accordance with the spirit of the JCM Scheme.

3) The Meeting of the National Council – JCM is also overdue. The last meeting of the National Council – JCM was held through video conference during 21/06/2021. We request the Cabinet Secretary through you that he may convene the meeting of the National Council JCM at the earliest.

4) Despite High Court orders upheld by Supreme Court for grant of 3 MACP nd in GP Rs 4600 to the Master craftsman of MOD who were given 2 ACP in the Grade pay of Rs.4200, the DOPT have advised the MOD to withdraw the same. All the concerned employees have retired long back and as per DOPT instructions there cannot be any recovery and as per CCS Pension Rules, Pension once fixed cannot be revised downwards other than on penalties moreover the DOPT Instructions to Defence Ministry amounts to contempt of Court.

Therefore DOPT may Direct MOD not to take any precipitative action in this regard. A copy of letter written by the AIDEF is this regard is being handed over to Secretary DOPT. The same may please be considered favorably.

5) Another matter of serious concerned is the non-implementation of the DOPT O M dated 02/03/2016 on the subject of recoveries of wrongful / excess payments by the employers impermissible in Law. According to this instruction any excess payment made to the employees due to the mistake of the administration and not because of any false claim by the employees the concerned department should process the case for waiver of recovery and get the approval of Department of expenditure. However in many field units / offices instead of following these guidelines recoveries of huge amount from the employees and retiring employees are being effected.

Therefore DOPT may issue strict instructions to all the departments to follow the DOPT O M date 02/03/2016 and not to recover any amount from the employees and retiring employees in accordance with the DOPT OM.

6) Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare have issue orders on 03/03/2023 for conversion of NPS employees to Old Pension Scheme if they were recruited on or after 01/01/2004 on the basis of the notification / Advertisement issued before 22/12/2003. Due to a confusion with regard to Notification and Advertisement the benefit of Old Pension Scheme is not being extended to the concerned employees. This needs to be clarified by the Department of Pension or DOPT.

It is proposed that the Notification letter issued by the concerned Ministry / Department / Field Units for recruitment of certain number of vacancies in different categories should be taken as the date of Notification since in many cases the advertisement by the DAVP in the employment News etc are delayed by months together. Moreover there are many issues which needs to be clarified since the field units are not implementing the Department of Pension order dated 03/03/2023. A separate meeting with the Staff Side may please be convened in this regard.

7) The Staff Side is repeatedly representing for releasing the 18 months frozen DA / DR arrears to the Central Government employees & Pensioners. However till date a favorable decision is not taken by the Government. It is therefore requested that Government may reconsider the decision & released DA/ DR Arrears due for 18 months as a Diwali gift.

8) Posts lying vacant in all the Central Government Departments should be filled up to stop outsourcing and contract etc.

Outcome of the NCJCM Standing Committee Meeting held on 20.9.2023

Thereafter the following Agenda Points were taken up for discussion.

Decision take on each of the agenda points is given below:-

1) Extension of CGHS facilities to the Civilian Employees of left out Industrial Establishment under Western Command of Navy Mumbai.


After discussion representative / senior officer from NHQ stated that the NHQ fully agree with the demand of the Staff Side and stated they have already recommended the case to Ministry of Health& Family Welfare. Additional Secretary Assured that Health Ministry will consider the demand of the Staff Side and the recommendations of NHQ will issue necessary instructions in consultation with Department of Expenditure if required.

2. Empanelment of Private Day Care Therapy Centers for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy under CGHS in all the CGHS governed cities / towns.


Ministry of Health have already taken a decision to empanel private Health Care Organization of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy etc under CGHS if they apply for the same. Moreover Private day care therapy centers under Ayush is established at Delhi on a trial basis. After 6 months Ministry of Health will review the position and there after decision will be taken for extending the benefits for other cities / towns

3.To retain the status of more than 70,000 Defence Civilian Employees who are on deemed deputation with the newly created 7 Ordnance Factory Corporations as Central Government Employees / Defence Civilian Employees till their Superannuation.


The Staff Side informed about the harassment being faced by the employees of Ordnance Factories Post Corporatization. In violation of the Cabinet decision and the commitment given by the Government before the Hon’ble High Court, the 7 Corporations are tinkering with the service conditions of the employees like changing the working hours, implementing incentive scheme by replacing piece work system, not implementing he settlement reached between AIDEF and DDP in the presence of CLC on the formation of IR Machineries in the Corporations, Non Grant of Compassionate Appointments, and the DDPs apathy towards the employees, not holding of the meetings with the Federation etc.

Moreover now the Government have decided to merge Corporations and reduce to 4 Corporations. This has further created fear and apprehensions in the minds of the employees. We have decided to issue contempt of Court Notice to the Government and the Corporations for violation of the assurance given in the High Court. We demanded that the Government instead of extending the deemed deputation should issue a notification for retaining the status of employees as Central Government Employees / Defence Civilian employees till their retirement.

Responding to the views expressed by the Staff Side JS (LS ) from DDP informed that the corporations are making the HR Policies and option will be asked from the employees whether they would like to join the Corporations or they would like to remain as Government Employees.

Secretary DOPT directed JS (LS) DDP that the concerns expressed by the staff Side are serious and the same should be communicated to the Defence Secretary and meetings should be held with the Staff Side to settle the issues represented by them.

4) Provision to book two rooms through e-Sampada Portal in CPWD Guest Houses / Holiday Homes


The demand will be examined by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

5) Restoration of historic Pay-Parity between Income Tax Inspector and analogous posts in Department of Revenue and Inspector of CBI/ ACIO Gr.-I of IB:


After discussion Secretary (P) desired that Department of Revenue should hold separate meeting with the Staff Side and explore the possibility of resolving the issue.

6) Revision of Deposit linked Insurance Scheme under the GPF for Central Government Employees


We objected and protested against the decision taken by the Department of Expenditure to reject the demand. After discussion it was decided that the Department of Expenditure would reconsider its decision and the proposal of DOP&PW to increase the Deposit Linked Insurance from GPF to Rs. 5 Lakh

7) Revision of calculation Ceiling Limit of PLB and Ad hoc Bonus for the Central Government Employees


Bonus ceiling will be revised only if the Bonus Act is amended by the Labour Ministry. After discussion it was decided that a reference will be
made to the Labour Ministry in this regard.

8) Restoration of festival advance to the Central Government Employees


After discussion Special Secretary Department of Expenditure stated the Government may consider for granting Rs 20,000 as festival advance to be recovered in 10 installments. The staff Side demanded the amount may be increased to Rs. 50,000. The Department of Expenditure will take a final decision in this regard.

9) Stepping up of pay of seniors promoted prior to 31.12.2015 getting lesser basic pay than the juniors promoted after 01.01.2016


The Staff Side stated that since the Department of Expenditure have approved stepping up of pay on the above circumstances to the Armed Forces personnel there is no justification on the part of the Government to deny the same benefits to the Civilian Central Government employees. After discussion Special Secretary Department of Expenditure agreed to consider the demand.

10) Extending the benefit of option to Central Government Employees to switch over to the 7th CPC Pay Scale from a date! beneficial to the employees and also for extending revised option for the employees who were given entry pay benefit on promotion in the 6th CPC Pay Scale to switch over to 6th CPC Pay Scale w.e.f.01.01.2006.


After discussion Special Secretary Department of Expenditure th th agreed to consider the option period for switching over to 7 CPC up to 25 July 2017 from the date of promotion / MACP etc. As regards issuing a general Government order for extending option to the entry pay th beneficiaries on promotion to switch over to 6 CPC w.e.f. 01/01/2006 would be considered in consultation with the Government Department.

11) Subversion of JCM norms with misuse of CCS(RSA) Rules, 1993


The Staff Side demanded that the withdrawal of the recognition granted to the NFPE and AIPEU (Gr. C) should be reconsider and the recognition should be granted back. When the official side stated that the matter is sub-judice then the Staff Side is ready to withdraw the Court case if the Government agrees to restore the recognition. As regards the position in ISRO not recognizing the majority Association and dissolving of the JCM would be referred to ISRO to find out the position and thereafter the matter will be further discussed.

12) Necessary clarification to ensure that the service Associations which are governed by the CCS (RSA) Rule 1993, are kept out of the purview of Rule 15 (1) (c).


The Staff Side insisted the DOPT should issue clarification that the DOPT instructions that no Government employee should hold elected office for more than 2 terms / 5 years is not applicable to service associations recognized under RSA Rules 1993 and to the cooperative societies which are register under the Government of India Cooperative Societies Act or under the respective State Government Cooperative Society Act. We also stated that employees are being illegally issued Show Cause Notices for initiating disciplinary action in the Navy on the above pretext.

Therefore the matter may be treated urgently and necessary clarification should be issued to avoid punitive actions against the office bearers of the Associations and elected Directors of the Cooperative Societies. Secretary DOPT assured that the entire matter would be reconsidered and necessary instructions would be issued.

13) Extension of LTC-80 one time relaxation in the case of employees who availed LTC to Andaman & Nicobar Island (A&N) by purchasing air tickets from other than authorized agents


After discussion Secretary DOPT agreed to reconsider the demand of the Staff Side and assured a decision would be taken at the earliest.
While concluding the meeting the Staff Side requested Special Secretary Expenditure to issue Government orders for grant of Notional Increment to the th st employees retiring / retired on 30 of June and 31 of December. Special Secretary informed that the matter is under serious consideration and a decision would be taken soon.

As regards the Action Taken Reports on the Agenda Points of the previous meetings and the Arbitration Awards a separate meeting would be held with  the Staff Side after 10 of October 2023

Source : AIDEF Circular

Tuesday 19 September 2023





                   2019 September 19th is the 51st Anniversary of 1968 September 19th one day strike.  All leaders and workers who led and participated in that historic strike have either retired from service or are no more.

               The indefinite strike of Central Govt. Employees in1960 was the first major strike of Central Govt. Employees after independence.  The five days strike from 1960 July 11 midnight was brutally suppressed by the Central Government declaring it as “Civil Rebellion”. The main demand of the strike was improvement and modifications in the 2nd CPC recommendations.  The Need Based Minimum Wage, though adopted by the 15th Indian Labour Conference in 1957, was rejected by the 2nd CPC.

               The Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) was constituted in 1966 by then Home Minister Guljarilal Nanda, as per the decision of the Government.  The apprehension of the progressive leadership that this negotiating machinery may not settle any major demands of the Central Govt. employees and may become just a talking shop or a time killing business, ultimately resulting in abnormally delaying the genuine demands, came true within a year of its formation.  In the very first meeting of the National Council JCM, the following three demands were notified by the staff side.

1.  1. Grant of Need Based Minimum Wage as approved by the 1957 Tripartite Labour Conference.

2.    2. Merger of DA with Pay

3. Revision of DA formula

               After prolonged discussion for about one and a half year, disagreement was recorded.  As per JCM Scheme once disagreement is recorded, the item should be referred to compulsory arbitration.  But Govt. rejected the demand for arbitration.  Protesting against this arbitrary stand of the Govt. the staff side leadership walked out of the JCM and decided to go for one day’s strike.  A Joint Action Committee was formed and the date of the strike was decided as 19th September 1968.  Even though, the INTUC affiliated organisations were initially a part of the strike decision, later on they decided not to join the strike due to the intervention of the then Congress Government headed by Smt. Indira Gandhi. 

               The following were the main demands of the strike charter of demands.

departments including Railway, Defence, P&T etc.  About 64000 employees were served with termination notices, thousands removed from service and about 40000 employees suspended.  Seventeen (17) striking employees had been brutally killed at Pathankot, Bikaner, Delhi Indraprastha Bhavan and in Upper Assam lathi charge, firing by police and military and by running the train over the bodies of employees who picketed the trains.

manner.  On the 51st anniversary of the historic strike, let us pledge that we shall continue our struggle for realization of the demands raised by the martyrs of the 1968 strike.  Let us pay respectful homage to those valiant fighters who sacrificed their life for the posterity.  Let us salute and honour all those who participated in the historic strike, especially those who had been victimized severely for joining the strike.




Monday 18 September 2023

2nd joint Biennial conference of NFPE Jajpur division


Today on 17.09.2023( Sunday), attended the Open Session of 2 nd Joint Biennial Divisional Conference of Jajpur Division of AIPEU Group-C, Postmen and MTS/ AIPEU- GDS at Mission Shakti Bhawan, Jajpur and inaugurated the Conference. 

Many Divisional secretary, Ex Divisional secretary, State G. S. Of CCGE&W CoC, Com Bruhaspati Samal, Sri Dillip Ku Samal, Ex-SPOs of Jajpur Division, Com Santosh Das, State Secretariat Member of CITU, Com Praful Ku Nayak, Dist Secretary of  CITU,Jajpur District Committee, Com M C S Rao, C/ S P-4, Com Ajay Ku Patra, Ex-  Circle President, P-4 Odisha, Com J N Mohapatra, Ex  Circle President, P-4  Odisha ,  Com Bishnu Pd Das and Com Bimal Prasan Das of Ck City Division as Ex D/ S and present D/ S P-3, / Com Debadutta Nayak from Ck City Division,Com P Ch Moharana from BBSR Division, Com Bidyadhar Nayak, Ex-D/ S, R-4, RMS N Dn, Com Bijay Ku Das, Ex- SRO, N Dn, Jajpur Road RMS, Com P K Hota, Ex Post Master,Jajpur HO and many others. 

Many retired persons also attended. 

About 100  Members attended in the conference and in open session. 

The main attraction was Com Debabrata Mohanty, Ex General Secretary, P-4 CHQ attended and managed the open session pendal very nicely. 

The Presidents of P-3, P-4 &  GDS were presided over the meeting and open Session. 

All the  invited guests were warmly felicitated by the Divisional organization. 

The open session was started followed by a small procession from Mission Shakti Bhawan to Gandhi Chhak and back, and after the flag hoisting ceremony and flower tributes to Martyr's column at 11.30.hrs.

The open session was adjourned at 2.30 PM. 

The delegate session was began again at 3.30 PM and Com Debabrata Mohanty addressed in the house and spoke on all the issues confronting to Postal and C G Employees and attack on workers and our task ahead and called on the workers of the division to be strengthed and keep in heights to NFPE in the Division. 

The other speakers were Com Ajay Patra, Com M C S Rao, Com P C Moharana and R N Dhal( myself) . 

At last Com Debabrata Mohanty was warmly felicitated by the Divisional conference and there after some retired officials of the Division were also felicitated

Lastly the guests present in second session were offered with one carry bag each with felicitation gamuchha and with flower buckey. 

The members gave rousing slogans at last for the felicitation of Com D B Mohanty and others and for NFPE/ Confederation/ AIPEU of Jajpur Division to keep unity and ready for struggle in days to come against the wrong policies of BJP led Modi Government and against the injustice of the officers in the Division too. 

The Conference was a very grand success which was the 2 nd biennial divisional conference after formation of the Division wef. 01.04.2021

Thanks to the Divisional secretaries and their team for the nice arrangements and for arranging delicious tiffin, tea, Cofee, and foods in lunch for all 


Inquilab- Zindabad. 

NFPE- Zindabad. 

AIPEU - Zindabad. 

Confederation- Zindabad. 

Jajpur Division Postal Workers unity- Zindabad. 

Working Class Unity- Zindabad. 

Duniaar Mazdoor- EK Ho. 


ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୧୯, ୧୯୬୮ ଏକଦିବସୀୟ ଧର୍ମଘଟର ସହିଦଙ୍କୁ ଲାଲସଲାମ


ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୧୯, ୧୯୬୮ ଏକଦିବସୀୟ ଧର୍ମଘଟର ସହିଦଙ୍କୁ ଲାଲସଲାମ

 ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୧୯, ୧୯୬୮ ଏକଦିବସୀୟ ଧର୍ମଘଟର ସହିଦଙ୍କୁ ଲାଲସଲାମ

ସର୍ବନିମ୍ନ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ମଜୁରି, ମୂଳ ଦରମାରେ ମହଙ୍ଗା ଭତ୍ତା ମିଶ୍ରଣ,  ମୂଲ୍ୟବୃଦ୍ଧିର ନିଷ୍ପ୍ରଭାବିକରଣ ଆଦି ଦାବି ନେଇ ୧୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୧୯୬୮ର କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ସରକାରୀ କର୍ମଚାରୀମାନଙ୍କର ଏକ ଦିବସୀୟ ସର୍ବଭାରତୀୟ ଧର୍ମଘଟ ଡାକରାରେ ତତ୍କାଳୀନ ସରକାର ଧର୍ମଘଟରେ ସାମିଲ ହୋଇଥିବା ୧୭ ଜଣ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ ପୋଲିସ ଓ ମିଲିଟାରୀ ଫୋର୍ସଙ୍କ  ଦ୍ଵାରା ଲାଠି ଓ ଗୁଳି ମାଡ ସହ ଟ୍ରେନ ଚଢେଇ ମାରିଦେଲେ, ପାଖାପାଖି ୧୨ ହଜାର କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ କାରାଗାରରେ ବନ୍ଦୀ କଲେ, ୪୦ ହଜାର କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ ନିଲମ୍ବନ କଲେ ଓ ୬୪ ହଜାର କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ ଚାକିରୀରୁ ବରଖାସ୍ତ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ନୋଟିସ ଜାରି କଲେ ଏବଂ ସର୍ବୋପରି  ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ କରୁଥିବା ଡାକ ତାର କର୍ମଚାରୀ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରୀୟ ମହାସଂଘ (ଏନଏଫପିଟିଇ ଯାହା ଡାକ ଓ ତାର ଦୁଇଟି ଅଲଗା ଅଲଗା ବିଭାଗ ହେଲାପରେ ଏନଏଫପିଇ ଓ ଏନଏଫଟିଇ ନାମରେ ପରିଚିତ)ର ମାନ୍ୟତା ପ୍ରତ୍ୟାହାର କରିନେଲେ। ଧର୍ମଘଟର ସୁଫଳ ଯଦିଓ ତୁରନ୍ତ ମିଳି ନଥିଲା, ଏହି ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ ପରେ ୧୯୭୦ରେ ନିଯୁକ୍ତି ପାଇଥିବା ତୃତୀୟ କେନ୍ଦ୍ରୀୟ ବେତନ ଆୟୋଗ ଦାବିଗୁଡିକୁ ଗୁରୁତ୍ୱର ସହ ବିଚାର କରିଥିଲେ। ଆଜିର ଯୁବପିଢିଙ୍କୁ ଏସବୁ କାହାଣୀ ଭଳି ଲାଗିଲେ ବି ଏ କଥା ବୁଝିବାକୁ ହେବ ଯେ କୌଣସି ସଂଗ୍ରାମ କେବେ ବିଫଳ ହୁଏନି।


Demanding (1) Need-based Minimum Wage to all Central and State Govt. employees on the basis of the norms evolved by the 15th Indian Labour Conference, (2) Full neutralization of cost of living, (3) Merger of DA with basic Pay, (4) No Retrenchment / Victimization and (5) No reduction in retirement age, a joint statement was issued by CCGEW and All India State Govt. Employees Federation (AISGEF) on 12.07.1968. The National Convention of Confederation held at New Delhi on 13.07.1968  expressed strong protest at the negative stand of the Govt. which refused to refer to arbitration  the two issues of Need-based Minimum Wage and Merger of DA. “Demand Day” was observed on 08.08.1968. Confederation, NFPTE, AIRF and AIDEF held their Executive Committee Meetings and decided to go on a One Day Token Strike on 19th September, 1968 and observed “National Mobilization Day on 13.09.1968 and massive demonstrations on 17.09.1968.

The historic strike began at 6 AM on 19.09.1968. Thousands and thousands of employees in Post Offices, RMS offices, Telephone Exchanges, Telegraphs Offices, and other Central Govt. Offices walked out of their duty places. The entire communication system in the country remained standstill. Treating the strike as “Revolt”, ESMA was promulgated and indiscriminate arrests made all over the country. It was a war-like situation. Arrest of leaders started on 18th September itself. About 3000 employees and leaders were arrested from Delhi alone. All over India about 12000 Central Government employees and leaders were arrested and jailed. In spite of all these repressive measures the strike was a massive success all over India and in all departments including Railways, Defence, P&T, Audit and etc. About 64000 employees were served with termination notices, thousands removed from service and about 40000 employees suspended. Eight employees were brutally killed at Pathankot and Bikaner. Govt. issued orders derecognizing all Unions and Federations which had served strike notice.

19th September 1968 strike is written in red letters in the history of Indian Working Class. The strike was historic in more than one sense. The same government which refused to accept the demands was compelled to implement some of them afterwards. DA was granted regularly.  Third CPC was set up in 1970.  Liberalized pension scheme was introduced in 1973. No struggle goes in vain. The long term impact of a struggle for a genuine cause should be understood properly. The benefits of past struggles often accrue to the present / future generation.

ମାର୍ ମାର୍ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ ମାର୍


ମାର୍ ମାର୍ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ ମାର୍

ସୌଜନ୍ୟ : ପ୍ରଜାବାର୍ତ୍ତା, ୧୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର, ୨୦୨୩

ମାର୍ ମାର୍ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ ମାର୍

ବୃହସ୍ପତି ସାମଲ
ସାଧାରଣ ସମ୍ପାଦକ
କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ସରକାରୀ କର୍ମଚାରୀ ଓ ଶ୍ରମିକ ପରିସଂଘ
ଓଡିଶା ରାଜ୍ୟ ସମନ୍ୱୟ ସମିତି, ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱର
ମୋବାଇଲ : ୯୪୩୭୦୨୨୬୬୯

        ଭାରତ ସରକାରଙ୍କ କାର୍ମିକ ଓ ପ୍ରଶିକ୍ଷଣ ବିଭାଗ ୬ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୩ରେ ସର୍ବଭାରତୀୟ ସେବା (ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ସହ ସେବାନିବୃତ ଲାଭ) ସଂଶୋଧନ ନିୟମାବଳୀ ୨୦୨୩ ପାଇଁ ଜାରି କରିଥିବା ବିଜ୍ଞପ୍ତିର ଧାରା - ୩ରେ ସଲଗ୍ନ ସାଧାରଣ ସର୍ତ୍ତାବଳୀଗୁଡିକୁ ନେଇ ବର୍ତ୍ତମାନ ଅଧିକାଂଶ ସେବାନିବୃତ୍ତ ଅଧିକାରୀଗଣ ଦ୍ୱନ୍ଦରେ। ନୂତନ ନିୟମାନୁସାରେ, ଚାକିରୀକାଳ ଭିତରେ ଶୃଙ୍ଖଳାଗତ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟାନୁଷ୍ଠାନରୁ ଦୁରେଇରହିବା ପାଇଁ  ସର୍ବଭାରତୀୟ ସେବା (ଆଚରଣ) ନିୟମାବଳୀ ୧୯୬୮ର ସମସ୍ତ ସର୍ତ୍ତାବଳୀଗୁଡିକୁ ମାନିବାକୁ ବାଧ୍ୟ ଥିବା ଅଧିକାରୀଗଣ ସେବାନିବୃତ୍ତି ପରେ  ଯଦି କୌଣସି ଗମ୍ଭୀର ଅପରାଧ ବା  ଅସଦାଚରଣରେ ଲିପ୍ତ ଥିବାର ଅଭିଯୋଗ ଆସେ ବା ପ୍ରମାଣିତ ହୁଏ, ତେବେ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ସରକାର ସମ୍ପୃକ୍ତ ପେନସନଭୋଗୀଙ୍କର ପେନସନକୁ ଆଂଶିକ ବା ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣମାତ୍ରାରେ କିଛି ସମୟ ପାଇଁ କିମ୍ବା ଅନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ କାଳ ପାଇଁ ବନ୍ଦ କରିଦେଇପାରିବେ। ଅବଶ୍ୟ, ୧୦ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୩ରେ ରାଜ୍ୟସଭାରେ ଏକ ଲିଖିତ ଉତ୍ତର ରଖି ବିଭାଗୀୟ ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ସଫେଇ ଦେବାକୁ ଯାଇ କହିଛନ୍ତି ଯେ ଏହି ସର୍ତ୍ତାବଳୀ ୧୯୫୮ର ମୂଳ ନିୟମରେ ଥିଲା। ତାହେଲେ, ପ୍ରଶ୍ନ ଉଠେ,  ଆଉ ସଂଶୋଧନର ଆବଶ୍ୟକତା କ'ଣ ଥିଲା? ୧୯୫୮ର ମୂଳ ନିୟମର ଧାରା ୩ରେ ମାତ୍ର ତିନୋଟି ଉପଧାରା ଥିଲା ବେଳେ, ୨୦୨୩ର ସଂଶୋଧିତ ନିୟମରେ ଆଠଟି ଉପଧାରା ଯୋଡାଯାଇ ଆହୁରି କଡାକଡି କରାଯାଇଛି। ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀଙ୍କ ଉତ୍ତର ଅନୁଯାୟୀ ଏହା କେବଳ ଇଣ୍ଟେଲିଜେନ୍ସ ଓ ସୁରକ୍ଷା ବିଭାଗ ସହ ଯୋଡି ହୋଇଥିବା ଅଧିକାରୀଙ୍କୁ ଲାଗୁହେବ। କିନ୍ତୁ, ଏବେ ଯାହା କିଛି ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ବିଭାଗର ସର୍ବଭାରତୀୟ ଅଧିକାରୀଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ଲାଗୁହେଇଛି, ପରବର୍ତ୍ତୀ ସମୟରେ ଏହା ଯେ କେନ୍ଦ୍ରର ଅନ୍ୟ ବର୍ଗର ସବୁ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କ କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଲାଗୁ ନହେବ ଏବଂ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟାୟକ୍ରମେ ତାକୁ ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାର ଓ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରାୟତ ଉଦ୍ୟୋଗମାନେ ଯେ ଲାଗୁ ନକରିବେ, କିଏ କହିବ। ସେବାନିବୃତ୍ତ ଅଧିକାରୀ ଓ କର୍ମଚାରୀଗଣ ଏବେ ଘୋର ଆଶଙ୍କା ଭିତରେ। ପୁରୁଣା ପେନସନ ଯୋଜନାକୁ ବାତିଲ କରି ୨୦୦୪ରୁ ଜାତୀୟ ପେନସନ ଯୋଜନା ଲାଗୁ କରିଥିବା ସରକାର ପେନସନକୁ ଧୀରେ ଧୀରେ ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ବନ୍ଦ କରିଦେବା ପାଇଁ ଏକ ନୂତନ ଅଭିସନ୍ଧି ରଚନା କରୁନାହାନ୍ତି ତ?

       ନବ୍ୟ ଉଦାରବାଦ ନୀତି ପରିଚାଳନାର ଏକ ଅଂଶ ବିଶେଷ ଭାବେ ୨୨ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୦୩ର ଏକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକାରୀ ଆଦେଶ ବଳରେ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ବେସାମରିକ ସରକାରୀ କର୍ମଚାରୀମାନଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ଜାନୁୟାରୀ ପହିଲା ୨୦୦୪ରୁ ଓପିଏସ ବାତିଲ ହୋଇ ଏନପିଏସର ପ୍ରଚଳନ ହେଲା। କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କ ତରଫରୁ କୌଣସି ଦେୟ ନ ଥାଇ ଓପିଏସରେ ଶେଷ ଦରମାର ୫୦% ପେନସନ ଆକାରରେ ମିଳୁଥିଲା ବେଳେ ଏନପିଏସରେ ମାସିକ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କ ଦେୟ ମୂଳ ଦରମାର ୧୦% ଓ ସରକାରଙ୍କ ଦେୟ ୧୪% ଥାଇ ମଧ୍ୟ ତାହା ପାଖାପାଖି ୮%ରେ ସୀମିତ ରହୁଛି ଯାହା କୋଟି କୋଟି କର୍ମଚାରୀ ଓ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ପରିବାରର ସାମାଜିକ ସୁରକ୍ଷା ଉପରେ ଏକ ବିରାଟ ପ୍ରଶ୍ନବାଚୀ। ଏନପିଏସ ଉପଭୋକ୍ତାମାନେ ସରକାରୀ ଚାକିରୀରୁ ଅବସର ନେଇ ପରିବାର ପ୍ରତିପୋଷଣ  ଏବେ ଦିନ ମଜୁରିଆ ଭାବେ ସମୟ କାଟୁଛନ୍ତି। କିଏ ପରିବା ବିକୁଛି ତ କିଏ ପାନ ଦୋକାନ ଖଣ୍ଡେ କରି ଚଳୁଛି। କେହି କେହି ସ୍ୱାଭିମାନୀ ଆତ୍ମହତ୍ୟା କରିବାକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ପଛଘୁଞ୍ଚା ଦେଉନାହାନ୍ତି। ଏଭଳି ପରିସ୍ଥିତିରେ, କର୍ମଚାରୀମାନେ ନିଜର ଭବିଷ୍ୟତ ଉଜୁଡିଯିବା ଆଶଙ୍କାରେ ଏନପିଏସ ଉଚ୍ଛେଦ ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନକୁ ତୀବ୍ରତର କରିବାରେ ଲାଗିପଡିଛନ୍ତି। ୧୦ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୩ରେ ଦିଲ୍ଲୀର ରାମଲୀଳା ମଇଦାନରେ ଏକ ଲକ୍ଷରୁ ଉର୍ଦ୍ଧ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ଓ ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାରୀ କର୍ମଚାରୀ ଓ ଶିକ୍ଷକମାନେ ଏକ ବିଶାଳ ଶୋଭାଯାତ୍ରା ଓ ଧାରଣା  ଆୟୋଜନ କରି ମାନ୍ୟବର ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀଙ୍କୁ ଏସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଏକ ଦାବିପତ୍ର ପ୍ରଦାନ କରି ଦାବି ପୂରଣ ନହେଲେ ଅନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ କାଳ ଧର୍ମଘଟକୁ ଓହ୍ଲାଇବାକୁ ସୂଚିତ କରିଛନ୍ତି। ଅଧିକନ୍ତୁ, ସର୍ବନିମ୍ନ ମଜୁରି ବୃଦ୍ଧି ଓ ଅଷ୍ଟମ ବେତନ ଆୟୋଗ ଗଠନ କର୍ମଚାରୀମାନଙ୍କର ଏକ ଯଥାର୍ଥ ଦାବି ରହିଥିଲେ ମଧ୍ୟ, ସରକାର ସେଥିପ୍ରତି ଘୋର ଉଦାସୀନ। ଦେଶର ଜନ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ମାତ୍ର  ୫ବର୍ଷ ପାଇଁ ନିର୍ବାଚିତ ହୋଇ ନିଜର ବେତନ ଓ ଭତ୍ତା ବୃଦ୍ଧି କରି ପୁରୁଣା ପେନସନ ଯୋଜନା ଆଧାରରେ ଏକାଧିକ ପେନସନର ସୁବିଧା ସୁଯୋଗ ଉପଭୋଗ କରୁଥିବା ବେଳେ, ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଯୋଗ୍ୟତା ଭିତ୍ତିରେ ୩୫ରୁ ୪୦ବର୍ଷ  ଚାକିରୀ କରୁଥିବା କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ବୈମାତୃକ ମନୋଭାବ ପୋଷଣ କରିବା ଭାରତ ଭଳି ଏକ ଗଣତାନ୍ତ୍ରିକ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରରେ ଆଦୌ ଗ୍ରହଣୀୟ ନୁହେଁ। ଜଣେ ବିଧାୟକ, ସାଂସଦ ଅଥବା ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀଙ୍କର ବିୟୋଗ ଘଟିଲେ, ଯୋଗ୍ୟତା ଥାଉ କି ନଥାଉ ଏବେ ତାଙ୍କ ସ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଅବା ପୁଅ ଝିଅଙ୍କୁ ଲଢିବା ପାଇଁ ତୁରନ୍ତ ଟିକେଟ ମିଳିବା ଥୟ। ଖାଲି ଥିବା ପଦ ପୁରଣ ପାଇଁ ଛଅ ମାସ ଭିତରେ ନିର୍ବାଚନ।  କିନ୍ତୁ ଚାକିରୀରେ ଥାଇ ମୃତ୍ୟୁହେଲେ ପରିବାରର ଯୋଗ୍ୟ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତିଙ୍କୁ ଅନୁକମ୍ପାମୂଳକ ଚାକିରୀ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିବାରେ ପାଞ୍ଚ ପ୍ରତିଶତ ସିଲିଂ ସହ ଅନେକ ନୀତିନିୟମ ଓ ଅହେତୁକ ବିଳମ୍ବ। ସରକାରୀ ଦପ୍ତରରେ  ଖାଲି ପଡିଥିବା ଲକ୍ଷ ଲକ୍ଷ ପଦ ପୁରଣ ପାଇଁ ବର୍ଷ ବର୍ଷ ଧରି କୌଣସି ତତ୍ପରତା ନାହିଁ।

        ନିୟମତଃ ଦିନକୁ ଆଠଘଣ୍ଟା କାମକରିବାକୁ ଥିବା କର୍ମଚାରୀଟିଏ ସାମ୍ପ୍ରତିକ ପରିସ୍ଥିତିରେ ବାରଘଣ୍ଟାରୁ ଉର୍ଦ୍ଧ ସମୟ କାମକରିବାକୁ ବାଧ୍ୟ ହେଉଛି। ଦେଶର ଜନସଂଖ୍ୟା ବଢି ୧୪୩ କୋଟିରେ ପହଞ୍ଚିଥିବା ବେଳେ, ୧୯୮୩ରୁ ନୂତନ ପଦବୀ ସୃଷ୍ଟି ବନ୍ଦ ହେବା, ଉଭୟ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର, ରାଜ୍ୟ ଓ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରାୟତ ଉଦ୍ୟୋଗଗୁଡିକରେ ଖାଲି ପଡିଥିବା ଲକ୍ଷ ଲକ୍ଷ ପଦବୀ ପୁରଣ ନହେବା ଏବଂ ନିଯୁକ୍ତି ପ୍ରକ୍ରିୟାରେ ଦୁର୍ନୀତି ଏହାର ପ୍ରମୁଖ କାରଣ ଯେଉଁଥି ପାଇଁ କର୍ମଚାରୀ ନୁହେଁ ବରଂ ସରକାରଙ୍କ ଦୁର୍ବଳ ନୀତି ଦାୟୀ। ସପ୍ତମ ବେତନ ଆୟୋଗ ୨୦୧୫ରେ ତାଙ୍କର ରିପୋର୍ଟ ପ୍ରଦାନ କଲାବେଳେ ସମସ୍ତ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ସରକାରୀ ଦପ୍ତରରେ ସାତ ଲକ୍ଷରୁ ଅଧିକ ନିୟମିତ  ପଦବୀ ଖାଲି ପଡିଥିଲା ବୋଲି ଉଲ୍ଲେଖ କରିଥିଲେ ଯାହା ଏବେ ବଢି ବଢି ୧୫ ଲକ୍ଷ ଟପିଲାଣି। କେବଳ ଭାରତୀୟ ରେଳ ବିଭାଗରେ ତିନି ଲକ୍ଷରୁ ଉର୍ଦ୍ଧ ପଦବୀ ଖାଲି। ତାବାଦ,  ଉଭୟ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ଓ ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାରମାନଙ୍କ ଅଧିନରେ ଲକ୍ଷ ଲକ୍ଷ ଚୁକ୍ତିଭିତ୍ତିକ,  ସାମୟିକ ତଥା ଠିକା କର୍ମଚାରୀ ଓ ବିଶ୍ୱର ସର୍ବ ବୃହତ ଡାକ ସଂସ୍ଥା ଭାରତୀୟ ଡାକର ୩ଲକ୍ଷ ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଡାକ ସେବକ ନିୟମିତ ହେବା ପାଇଁ ବର୍ଷ ବର୍ଷ ଧରି ଅପେକ୍ଷାରତ। ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟରେ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ସଂଖ୍ୟକ ଶିକ୍ଷକ, ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟକେନ୍ଦ୍ରରେ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ସଂଖ୍ୟକ ଡାକ୍ତର ଓ ନର୍ସ, ବିଚାରାଳୟରେ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ସଂଖ୍ୟକ ବିଚାରପତି, ଥାନାଗୁଡିକରେ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ସଂଖ୍ୟକ ପୁଲିସବଳ  ନରହିଲେ ଶିକ୍ଷା ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟସେବା, ନ୍ୟାୟ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ଓ ଦେଶରେ ଶାନ୍ତି ଶୃଙ୍ଖଳା ରକ୍ଷାର ମାନ ବୃଦ୍ଧି ହେବ କେମିତି? କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ସରକାର ତାଙ୍କର ଘରୋଇକରଣ ଓ ଉଦ୍ୟୋଗୀକରଣ ନୀତିକୁ କ୍ଷୀପ୍ରତର କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଡାଉନସାଇଜିଂ ଓ ଆଉଟସୋର୍ସିଂ ନାଁ'ରେ ଦିନକୁ ଦିନ ଏକ ପକ୍ଷରେ ପଦବୀ ସଂଖ୍ୟା ସଂକୁଚିତ କରିଚାଲିଥିବା ବେଳେ, ସେବା ପ୍ରଦାନରେ ସାମାନ୍ୟ ବିଚ୍ୟୁତି ଘଟିଲେ ସାଧାରଣରେ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ ଦୋଷାରୋପ କରାଯାଏ ସିନା, ନିର୍ବାଚନ ଇସ୍ତାହାରରେ ଏ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ବଡ ବଡ ପ୍ରତିଶ୍ରୁତି ଦେଇ କ୍ଷମତା ହାତେଇଥିବା ସରକାରଙ୍କୁ ନୁହେଁ।

      ଦେଶ ପ୍ରତି କୌଣସି ବିପଦ ସୃଷ୍ଟି ହେଲେ ସାମରିକ ସେବାରେ ଥିବା ସୈନିକଟିଏ ଠାରୁ ବେସାମରିକ ସେବାରେ ଥିବା ଚତୁର୍ଥଶ୍ରେଣୀ କର୍ମଚାରୀଟିଏର ଆବଶ୍ୟକତା ପଡିଥାଏ। କୋଭିଡ୍ ମହାମାରୀ ସମୟରେ ବର୍ଷ ବର୍ଷ ଧରି ସେହିଭଳି ପରିସ୍ଥିତି ଥିଲା। ସାଧାରଣ ଜନତା  ନିଜର ଓ ନିଜ ପରିବାରର ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ, ସୁଖସ୍ୱାଛନ୍ଦ୍ୟକୁ ପ୍ରଧାନ୍ୟ ଦେଇ ଲକଡାଉନ ଓ ସଟଡାଉନ ସମୟରେ ଘରେ ସୁରକ୍ଷିତ ରହିଥିଲା ବେଳେ ପୁଲିସ, ସୈନିକ, ଡାକ୍ତର, ରେଳବାଇ, ଡାକ, ତାର, ବ୍ୟାଙ୍କ, ଜୀବନବୀମା, ପାଣି, ବିଜୁଳି ଆଦି ବିଭାଗର କର୍ମଚାରୀମାନେ ଜୀବନକୁ ବାଜି ଲଗେଇ ଦୀର୍ଘ ଦୁଇ ବର୍ଷରୁ ଉର୍ଦ୍ଧ ସମୟ ଧରି ଅହର୍ନିଶି ନିରବଚ୍ଛିନ୍ନ ସେବା ଯୋଗାଇ ଦେଇଥିଲେ। କିନ୍ତୁ ଅତି ଦୁଃଖ ଓ ପରିତାପର ବିଷୟ ଯେ ସରକାର ଅତି ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦୟ ଭାବେ ସେହି କର୍ମଚାରୀମାନଙ୍କର ଗୋଟିଏ ଦିନର ଦରମା ସହ ଜାନୁୟାରୀ ୨୦୨୦ରୁ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୧ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଦୀର୍ଘ ୧୮ ମାସର ମହଙ୍ଗା ଭତ୍ତାକୁ ଜବରଦସ୍ତ ବନ୍ଦ କରିଦେଲେ। ଦେଶର ବଡ ବଡ ବିପତ୍ତି ସମୟରେ କର୍ମଚାରୀମାନଙ୍କର ଦିନେ ଦୁଇଦିନର ଦରମା କଟିବା ଏକ ସ୍ୱାଭାବିକ ପ୍ରକ୍ରିୟା। ଏଥିପାଇଁ ସେମାନେ ସାମାନ୍ୟ ପ୍ରଶଂସାର ପାତ୍ର ହୋଇନଥିବା ବେଳେ ନିଜ ହକ ପାଇଁ ଦାବି କଲେ ସରକାର ବିଭିନ୍ନ ଆଳ ଦେଖେଇ ଆଡେଇଯିବା ଏକ ସାଧାରଣ ଘଟଣା।

        ବେଡି ଉପରେ କୋରଡା ଭଳି କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କ ସୁରକ୍ଷା ଓ ମଙ୍ଗଳ ପାଇଁ ଉଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ସମୁଦାୟ ୪୪ଟି ଶ୍ରମ ଆଇନରୁ ୧୫ଟିକୁ ସଂପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଉଚ୍ଛେଦ କରି ବାକି ୨୯ଟି ଅଧିନିୟମକୁ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ସରକାର ନିଯୁକ୍ତିଦାତାଙ୍କୁ ସୁହାଇଲା ଭଳି  ୪ଟି ଶ୍ରମ କୋଡରେ ପରିଣତ କରିଛନ୍ତି। ଶ୍ରମ କୋଡ ଲାଗୁହେଲେ କିଛି ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ଉଦ୍ୟୋଗପତିଙ୍କୁ ସୁହାଇବ ସିନା, ନିରବଚ୍ଛିନ୍ନ ସଂଘର୍ଷ ଦ୍ୱାରା ପ୍ରାପ୍ତ ଦୈନିକ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ୮ ଘଣ୍ଟା କାର୍ଯ୍ୟର ସମୟ ସୀମା, ସର୍ବନିମ୍ନ ଓ ସମାନ କାମକୁ ସମାନ ମଜୁରି, ବୋନସ, ମହଙ୍ଗା ଭତ୍ତା, ଗସ୍ତ ଖର୍ଚ୍ଚ ଓ ଅନ୍ୟାନ୍ୟ ଆର୍ଥିକ ସୁବିଧାର ମାନ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଧାରଣ, ସାମୟିକ ଓ ଅର୍ଜିତ ଛୁଟି, ସାପ୍ତାହିକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଦିବସ, କାର୍ଯ୍ୟସ୍ଥଳୀରେ ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ ଓ ଜୀବନର ନିରାପତ୍ତା ଇତ୍ୟାଦି ସହ ଶ୍ରମିକ ସଂଗଠନର ହକ୍ ପାଇଁ କଥାବାର୍ତ୍ତାର ଅଧିକାର ସଙ୍କଟାପନ୍ନ ହେବ ଯେଉଁଥି ପାଇଁ ଭାରତର ସମସ୍ତ କେନ୍ଦ୍ରୀୟ ଶ୍ରମିକ ସଂଗଠନ ସହ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନ ଶ୍ରମିକ ଓ କର୍ମଚାରୀ ସଂଘ, ମହାସଂଘ ଓ ପରିସଂଘମାନେ ସଂଘର୍ଷରତ ଥିଲେ ବି କୌଣସି ସୁଫଳ ମିଳୁନି।

       ଏହିଭଳି ବିଭିନ୍ନ କର୍ମଚାରୀ ମାରଣନୀତି ଆପଣାଇ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟାୟକ୍ରମେ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କ ଅଧିକାରକୁ କ୍ଷୁର୍ଣ୍ଣ କରୁଥିବା ସରକାର ଏବେ ଅବସର ପରେ ବି ସ୍ୱାଧୀନ ଭାବେ ବଞ୍ଚିବାକୁ ନଦେବାର ଯୋଜନା ପ୍ରସ୍ତୁତରେ ବ୍ୟସ୍ତ।  କର୍ମଚାରୀ ମାରଣନୀତିର ଚିଠା ଢେର ଲମ୍ବା। ଏମାନେ କହିବେ କାହାକୁ, ଶୁଣିବ କିଏ? ଏଠି ତ ବାଡ କ୍ଷେତ ଖାଉଛି। ନିଜେ ପୁରୁଣା ପେନସନ ନେଇ କ୍ଷମତା ଉପଭୋଗ କରୁଥିବା ରାଜନେତା ନିଜ କର୍ମଚାରୀଙ୍କୁ ପୁରୁଣା ପେନସନ ଦେବା ପାଇଁ ନାରାଜ। କି ବିଚିତ୍ର ନୀତି ସତେ! ଭାରତର ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ପାଞ୍ଚଜଣ ଆୟକରଦାତାଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ରହୁଥିବା ଜଣେ ସରକାରୀ କର୍ମଚାରୀର ଜୀବନ ଏବେ ଖୁବ ଦୁର୍ବିସହ। ୨୦୧୩-୧୪ ରୁ ୨୦୨୦-୨୧ ଆର୍ଥିକ ବର୍ଷ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ସମସ୍ତ ଆୟକରଦାତାଙ୍କ ସଂଖ୍ୟା ୨.୪ପ୍ରତିଶତ ବୃଦ୍ଧି ପାଇଥିଲା ବେଳେ କେବଳ କର୍ମଚାରୀ ଓ ପେନସନଭୋଗୀଙ୍କ ସଂଖ୍ୟା ୪.୫ ପ୍ରତିଶତ ବୃଦ୍ଧିପାଇଛି। ଦେଶଗଠନରେ ଏକ ପ୍ରମୁଖ ଭୂମିକା ଗ୍ରହଣ କରୁଥିବା କର୍ମଚାରୀ ଓ ପେନସନଭୋଗୀମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ଏଭଳି ବୈମାତୃକ ମନୋଭାବ ସର୍ବାଦୌ ବର୍ଜନୀୟ। ଚାକିରୀକାଳର ଯନ୍ତ୍ରବତ ଜୀବନ ଜଞ୍ଜାଳରୁ ଅବସର ନେଲା ପରେ ଦେଶର ଏହି ବରିଷ୍ଠ ନାଗରିକମାନଙ୍କୁ ପୁନର୍ବାର ଆଚରଣ ବିଧିର ଭୟ ଦେଖାଇ ହନ୍ତସନ୍ତ କରିବା ଏବଂ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନ ଅଭିବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ଉପରେ ଅଙ୍କୁଶ ଲଗେଇବା ଏକ ଜନମଙ୍ଗଳ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ର ପକ୍ଷରେ ଆଦୌ ଶୋଭନୀୟ ନୁହେଁ।