Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Confederation Circular No.18



Manishinath Bhawan,

A/2/95 rajouri Garden,

New Delhi. 110 027.



Telefax: 2510 5324

Phone: 65431807


Conf/18 /2010

Dated: 8th September, 2010


Dear Comrade,


                        Sub: 7thSeptember, 2010 Strike action: our participation.


            We congratulate all our  comrades, who took strenuous efforts in making the 7th September, strike action a grand success.  Enclosed with this circular letter is the Press Statement issued by us yesterday on the basis of the report we have received over phone and SMS. These reports were obtained mostly from the State Committees of the Confederation.  While it might reflect an overall picture of the strike participation in various States, it is necessary that we should review our performance organization-wise and state and region-wise.  Unless we identify our weak areas, it may not be possible for us to take any corrective steps so that we will be able to acquit ourselves creditably in future programmes.  In all likelihood, the Central Trade Unions will step up the resistance movement against the economic policies in the days  to come as 7th September, has demonstrated unambiguously the growing discontent of the workers.  Perhaps in the next phase of struggle, the BMS which has unfortunately opted out of 7th September action may rejoin given the ground reality. 

            Despite our efforts taken even before the 15th July, 2010 all India Trade Union convention in consultation with the All India State Government Employees Federation, the campaign programme could not be mounted effectively.  We are aware of the importance of the  need and efficacy of the campaign programme, the absence of which must have affected adversely our participation in some places.  This apart, it has also come to the fore that the Confederation must now without further loss time initiate some programmatic action in pursuance of the Common issues of the Central Government employees as the JCM forum is becoming a platform for procrastinated dialogue without reaching any tangible settlement on any issue.  The basic issues of anomalies are yet to be settled and there is no indications that it would be done in the near future. 

            The National Council of the Confederation as per the amendment we have brought about to our Constitution in the last Conference, is to meet once in a year.  We should be able to meet in the National Council immediately after the Diwali festival.  To review the strike action of 7th and to finalise the venue and date for the next National Council meeting, we propose to meet on 3rd October, 2010 at 2.30 PM at the Confederation CHQ at Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027.  We request our affiliates and the State Committees to kindly send us a report of the participation of various organizations and the number of employees who participated in the strike to enable us to review and suggest measures for an improved performance in future.  The report may please be sent to the Confederation CHQ preferably by e mail at the following address or otherwise by post immediately on receipt of this letter.  Our e mail address is"  


            A separate notice to all Secretariat members has been issued indicating the agenda for the meeting.  One other issue we would like to discuss at the meeting is the remittance of the subscription due to the Confederation by various affiliates. 


            With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


K.K.N. Kutty.

Secretary General.


NOTE: Kindly see the Department of Personnel O.M.No. 13018/1/2010 Estt (leave). The conditions imposed by them for the grant of Child care leave by the subsequent clarifications dated 29.09.2008, 18.11.2008 and 2.12.2008 have now been removed and the women employees can avail the leave without exhausting the earned leave to their credit  The link to the  O.M. is appended to this communication.

Encl: Copy of the Press statement. And copy of the notice for the Sectt. Meeting.




Manishinath Bhawan

,A/2/95 rajouri Garden,

New Delhi. 110 027.


Telefax: 2510 5324Phone: 65431807

Dated: 8th September, 2010


            A meeting of the Secretariat of the Confederation will be held at the CHQ at Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027 on3rd October, 2010 at 2.30 PM to discuss the following agenda.

(1)    Review of the participation of CGEs in the 7th September, Strike.

(2)    Finalization of the dharna programme at different State Capitals to protest against the victimization of employees of the IA & AD.

(3)    Finalizations of charter of demands (common to CGEs) and programme of actions thereon.

(4)    Subscription dues from affiliates.

(5)    Adhoc Bonus of all CGES other than those covered by the PLB Scheme.

(6)    The affiliation applications from various organizations in the Bureau of Mines Safety and Survey of India.

(7)    Venue and Date of the next National Council meeting. (The State Committee of Maharashtra, Mumbai will confirm their willingness or otherwise of hosting the council meeting at Mumbai).

(8)    Any other matter with the permission of the chair.  


K.K..N. Kutty

Secretary General



Manishinath Bhawan

A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027



E mail:


Phone: Telefax: 2510 5324

Phone:              65431807

Mobile: 09110 48303


Dated: 7.09.2010




Abiding by the call of the Central Trade Unions and endorsed by the all India Federations, the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers organized the one day strike today the 7th September, 2010 against the increasing inflation, price rise, demanding the revival of the Universal Public Distribution system, against the policy of privatization of Public Sector and Governmental organizations, against contrctorisation, outsourcing and above all demanding the scrapping of the new contributory pension scheme introduced to replace the existing statutory defined benefit pension Scheme.  The strike action elicited total participation  of Central Government employees in the States of Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, and 70 to 80% in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand Karnataka, Rajasthan Bihar, Chattisgarh, and partial in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Orissa etc.  In Delhi the strike participation was restricted to the employees of the RMS division and a few other organizations belonging to the Postal Department.


The Strike was an impressive indication of the growing discontent of the Central Government employees over the Neo-liberal Economic Policies, which has threatened the job security of the workers, redundancy due to outsourcing, corporatisation and privatization of Government departments, contractorisation of the functions of about 10 lakh employees belonging to the lower strata and the big erosion of the value of the wages due to the price rise.


The Confederation's National Secretariat while congratulating the Central Government employees for their unstinted co-operation in making the strike a grand success has called upon them to be prepared and mobilize themselves further for a greater form of agitational programme, if the Government continues to tread the pro-rich polices.


K.K.N. Kutty

Secretary General