Chief Executives of All Constituent Organizations
We send herewith the
circular letter from the Central Trade Unions dated 9th
September 2020, which is self-
explanatory. As could be seen
there-form, the Central Trade Unions have decided to organise a demonstration
on 23rd September, 2020 against the anti worker destructive polices
of the Government of India.
Over the very many
incidents that have taken place in the country, it appears that the Government
has decided to take advantage of the corona Covid 19 pandemic in the country to
push through some of the objectionable policies which affects the working class
in general and the Central Government employees in particular.
(a)The dearness allowance due from 1.1.2020 to 1.07.2021 has
not only been freezed but has been decided to be denied to the employees and
(b)The restructuring of the Banking sector reducing the
presence of the PSU banks in the country
(c)Closure of defence production establishments
(d)Privatisation of coal mines; air ports;
(e)Privatisation of the oldest governmental establishment of
Railways; its production units and maintenance.
(f)Direction giving unfettered powers to the bureaucracy to
enforce the provisions of FR 56-J to retrench the services of senior employees;
(g)The enlargement of NPS;
(h)The new recruiting procedures as against the regional
recruitment demanded by the employees organisations etc.
Besides all these, the
Government has now chosen the two organisations
affiliated to the Confederation, i.e. NFPE and ITEF for selected
attack. In both the cases, the
recognition granted to these federation are sought to be withdrawn on flimsy,
untenable grounds. The ITEF apprehends
that the new scheme is bound to result in large scale redundancy and consequent
retrenchment or redeployment. In the
case of NFPE, the re-recognition is
stated to be possible only if they amend certain provisions of the constitution
of its affiliated Associations.
Similarly the Government had been sitting on the proposal of recognition
submitted by many unions and Federation of Central Government employees, giving
room for the bureaucracy to do whatever they like in administering these
Apart from the above
attacks, the Government has not been responding to innumerable representations
the Confederation had been making in respect of providing treatment to the
Central Government employees who are afflicted with the deadly virus corona
covid 19. While the private hospitals
are allowed to charge exorbitantly the
government reimburses only a paltry amount to these unfortunate employees.
It is, therefore, highly
necessary that we form part of the struggle of the working people in the
country against these policies. We
request all affiliates, cocs, and State Committees to take steps to ensure the
maximum participation of the members in
the programme slated for 23rd September, 2020. The affiliates may kindly prepare pamphlets
encompassing all the above issues and enlisting the specific matters concerning
their organisation and members. The
State Committees may please prepare leaflets in vernacular and try to reach out
as many members as possible.