Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MORE PHOTOS “GRANT BONUS DAY”

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 PHOTOS “ GRANT BONUS DAY ”

20.X.2020

AP


TELANGSNA


 

KERALA



RAJASTHAN

Monday, October 19, 2020

 No. Confd-Bonus/2020                                                         Dated 19th  October,2020

To

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman,

Hon'ble Finance Minister,

Government of India,

Ministry of Finance,

North Block New Delhi - 110001

Sub: Grant of eligible Bonus to Central Autonomous body Employees.

Respected Madam,

There are about more than 400 Central Autonomous bodies functioning under the direct control and supervision of various Central Government Ministries. The Employees of these Autonomous bodies are governed by the Rules and Regulations applicable to Central government Employees.  Their wages and service conditions are revised as and when the wages and service conditions of Central Government Employees are revised consequent on recommendations of Central Pay Commissions. They were also paid Bonus at par with other Central Government Employees upto 2014 -15.

          Unfortunately, they are denied Bonus from the year 2015 - 16 onwards. The reason stated is that Finance Ministry has issued instructions to all Ministries to stop Bonus to Autonomous body employees as they are not Central Government Employees.  The reason stated for denial of Bonus by Finance Ministry is quite technical. In fact the Autonomous body employees are granted all the benefits of Central Government Employees including Bonus.  Sudden stoppage and denying the benefit of Bonus, which the employees got all these years, does not appear to be proper and justified.

      In the above circumstances , I most humbly request the Hon'ble Finance Minister's personal intervention in this case , so that instructions will be issued to all Ministries to restore Bonus to Autonomous body Employees with immediate effect. Action may also be taken to grant arrears of eligible Bonus from 2015 -16 onwards.

      With profound regards,

                                                                                                Yours Sincerely,                                                           

                                                                                            (R.N.PARASHAR)

                                                                                             Secretary General.

 




 GRANT BONUS DAY

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No. Confd./Circular-2020                                                             Dated : 17th October-2020

URGENT

CIRCULAR 

OBSERVE 20th OCTOBER 2020 TUESDAY AS

"GRANT BONUS DAY."

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HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS (OBSERVING COVID PROTOCOL) AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES.

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Dear Comrades,

This year's Bonus to Central Government Employees is not yet declared by the Central Government.  Normally, every year Bonus is declared before the second week of October. We suspect some hidden agenda behind the deliberate delay on the part of the Government.  From 1978 onwards Central Government Employees are paid Bonus without any interruption. Bonus is a product of historic strike of Railway employees under the banner of Railway Federations and other Central Government Employees under the banner of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. Any attempt to deny Bonus under any pretext cannot be tolerated. 

        Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers calls upon the entirety of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks to hold protest demonstrations all over India at all centres and also in front of all offices (observing Covid protocol) on 20th October 2020, Tuesday. Railway Federations have also given a similar call for protest demonstrations on 20.10.2020. Let us be ready for strike with short notice if circumstances demand.

                                                                             Yours fraternally,

                                                           

R.N. Parashar

                                                            Secretary General

                                               Confederation of CGE &Workers

Sunday, October 18, 2020

 2020 NOVEMBER 26 -- STRIKE FOR OUR SURVIVAL.

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The entire working class of India will go on one day nationwide strike on 26 November 2020. Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers and National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) has decided to join the strike as we are a constituent organisation of National Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations. Not only that, most of the issues raised in the common charter of demands are our own issues. The demands raised are mainly issues affecting the life and livelihood of workers, peasants , unorganised workers and the jobless youth of our country. Confederation and NFPE has decided to organize the strike on 26 November 2020, mainly on our own Charter of demands, in addition to the common Charter of demands of the working class and peasants. Strike notice will be served on 27 October 2020 (see Confederation circular and charter of demands published elsewhere).

       Eventhough Central Government started implementation of neo-liberal reforms from 1991 onwards , the BJP-led Government from 2014 onwards , intensified vigourous implementation of the right-extreme neo-liberal. Policies of naked privatisation and dismantling of Public sector and Government departments.  The privatisation of Telecom , which was a Central Government Department , initiated during the Congress regime is almost  completed during the period  from 2014 onwards. As a result , BSNL which was making a profit of 10000 crore profit in 2000 has become a loss making entity and lakhs of workers are sent out on voluntary (compulsory) retirement scheme. In the Defence sector , Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is raised from 49 per cent to 74 per cent and Government declared that 41 ordnance factories will be corporatised (and then privatized). In this process, just like Telecom, thousands of Defence Employees will become surplus and will be sacked unceremoniously.

      In the Postal department, India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), a public limited company , started functioning. Proposal for Corporatisation of Postal life Insurance and Rural Postal life Insurance is pending approval of Cabinet.  It may happen any time. Conversion of existing Parcel Directorate into a separate company is in the pipeline. Most of the counter work now done by Postal Employees such as booking of registered and speed post articles , money orders , acceptance of all Savings Bank deposits etc are going to be handed over to a Public Limited Company called "Common  Service Centre (CSC). If all the above reforms are completed, thousands of Postal Employees will become surplus and their job security will be in danger.

      The situation in other Central Govt Departments is also more or less similar. Railways are on fast-track privatisation. More than 150 private trains are going to be commissioned shortly and the process of long term leasing out of Railway stations, Railway lands along with large scale outsourcing of the work presently performed by Railway employees is already in progress. Alongwith Railway Printing presses, Government has decided to close down 12 out of 17 Government of India printing presses also. Postal Printing Press (PPP) in Bhubaneswar is already closed. Postal Stores Depots and Circle Stamp Depots are ordered to be merged and closed. During the Covid-19 pandemic period, Government has declared unbriddled privatisation of all strategic sectors including Space Research (ISRO) , Atomic Energy , Defence production etc.

         The refusal of the Central Government to honour the assurance given by Group of Ministers headed by Shri Rajnath Singh , then Home Minister , to increase Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula , rejection of our demand to scrap Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) and restore Old Pension Scheme (OPS) and also to grant 50 per cent of last pay drawn as Minimum Pension , refusal to grant Civil Servants Status  and Pension based on entire past services to Gramin Dak Sevaks , non-consideration of the demand for one time Regularisation of all Casual and Contract Workers , refusal to relax 5 per cent condition on compassionate appointments , increasing attacks on Trade Union rights  -- are all part of this extreme neo-liberal policies pursued by the Central Government. 

        Freezing of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief of Employees and Pensioners and impounding of arrears upto 30.06.2021 in the name of Covid-19 crisis is another blow to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners.  The special package of Festival advance and Cash payment in lieu of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) is nothing but a hoax. To get 1/3rd we have to spend 2/3rd from our pocket that too on 12 per cent GST items. Bonus declaration is unduly delayed and Government is not disclosing its mind. To terrorise the employees, strict implementation of the draconian FR 56(j), FR 56(l) and Pension Rules 48 are ordered.

      In short, Central Govt Employees in general and Postal Employees in particular, are facing very very serious challenges and crisis, never faced in the past, due to the ruthless policies of the Central Government. Our Job security, Wage structure including DA formula, Social Security ie; pensionery benefits and Trade Union rights are under severe attack. How to overcome this situation? How to protect the hard-won benefits of the employees which are the fruits of the struggles and sacrifices made by thousands of workers and leaders in the past? The answer is that, the Central Government Employees, especially the Postal Employees who are a bigger and more militant force, should be ready for uncompromising struggle and for more sacrifices than the sacrifices of our earlier leaders and ordinary workers at grass root level. Benefits, wages and service conditions which are the products of bitter struggles of the past, can be protected through still bigger and more militant struggles only. This is what history taught us. There is no short-cut. There is no substitute for struggle for existence. There is only two options left before us -- either fight or perish. 

      Let us not surrender like cowards. Let us stand up and fight. Make the 26th November 2020 one day strike a resounding success.

Strike for our own survival 

Strike to protect our dignity and self-respect.

STRIKE ! STIKE!! STRIKE !!!


Saturday, October 17, 2020

 

constitution

 

 

 

Confederation of Central Government
Employees & Workers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

constitution

(amended upto February 2020

Nagpur National Conference)

 

 

 

 

 

Confederation of Central Government

Employees & Workers

Central Headquarters

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi- 110 001.

constitution

(This constitution was adopted by the National Council of the Confederation held at Calcutta  on 13th and 14th September, 1958 and amended further by the National Council held in 1983 and the National Council meetings  held in Delhi in 2003 and again in Thiruvananthapuram on 1st  and 2nd September 2006 and then on  5th & 6th December 2009 at New Delhi  and 16th to 18th August 2016 National Conference held at Chennai and 7th & 8th February 2020 National Conference held at Nagpur.)

1.      The name of the Confederation shall be “Confederation of Central Government                                         Employees and Workers”.

2.      Aims and objects: The object for which the Confederation is established are:-

          (a)     To unite  the entire Central Government employees Unions, Associations, Federations under the aegis of the Confederation hereinafter referred to  as  “Confederation”;

          (b)     To ensure the framing of Labour legislation which will guarantee the growth of trade unions and grant of fundamental rights of unionism without discrimination between Government and non-Government labour.

          (c)     To safeguard and promote the interest of all workers in the Central Govt.  Services and Central Autonomous bodies and to co-ordinate the activities of their Unions/Associations/Federations.

          (d)     To publish one or more journals on behalf of the Confederation.

          (e)     To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.

3.      The Central Headquarters of the Confederation shall be at New Delhi.

4.      Composition:

          (a)     The Membership of the Confederation shall be open to all Unions and Associations, Federations of Central Government employees and workers and the Associations, Federations, Unions of those Central autonomous bodies, which follow the Central Government rules and regulations and service conditions.

          (b)     Membership register:  Membership register shall be maintained by the CHQ of the Confederation.  The register shall be made available for inspection for any office bearer/member union of the Confederation and by the Inspector deputed by the Registrar of Trade Unions for such purposes.

          (c)     Conditions of benefit:  All members of the affiliated Unions shall be entitled to the benefit provided by the Confederation as soon as they join the Confederation.  No member of the affiliated unions whose name has been struck off from the register of membership under the provisions of the Constitution shall be entitled to the benefit of the Constitution.

          (d)     Forfeiture of rights:  All affiliated Unions which are in arrears of subscription and not paid the quota continuously for two years shall forfeit the rights and privileges of membership at the discretion of the National Executive.

5.      Affiliation:

          (a)     Any Central Government Employees Union or Association or Federation and any unions, Associations, or Federations of the autonomous bodies of the type mentioned in clause (a) of Article 4 and which is organised on a national basis shall be eligible to be affiliated with the Confederation on application in the form prescribed expressing agreement to abide by the Constitution of the Confederation.

          (b)     The State Committee of the Confederation may be eligible for affiliation subject to the provision made in Part II herein.

6.      Affiliation fees:

          A fee of Rs.100 shall accompany the application for affiliation.

7.      Subscription

          Every affiliated Federation/Union/Association shall pay an annual subscription at the  rate of Rs.2/- (Rs.Two only) per member of the affiliated Federations/Unions/Associations to the Confederation CHQ within the financial year or with such extended period as decided by the National Executive.

          The subscription shall be payable within 3 months from the end of the financial year failing which the certificate of affiliation shall be rescinded.

8.      Management:

          The Management of the Confederation shall be vested in the following bodies:- 

           (a)    The National Conference, which shall meet once in three years. In exceptional Circumstances, the tenure may be extended by three months by the National executive.

          (b)     The National Council, which shall meet once in  a year.

          (c)     The National Executive which shall meet at least once in six months.

          (d)     The National Secretariat (which shall consist of office bearers) shall meet as frequently as  considered necessary ( with even the available  members at the CHQ and  those who can attend the meeting at short notice) to discuss important and urgent matters.

9.      Composition of National Conference, National Council, National Executive and National Secretariat of Confederation:

          A. National Conference.

          The National Conference shall consist (a) Office bearers, (National Secretariat members), (b) National Executive Committee members (c) National Council members (d) delegates elected and nominated by the affiliates on the basis of the strength of membership as specified hereunder:-

          a)      Strength of membership                        No. of delegates

          b)      Up to 250                                                  1

          c)      From   251 to 500                                    2

          d)      From 501 to 1000                                    3

          e)      From 1001 to 5000                                  4

          f)       From 5001 to 10000                               6

          g)      From 10001 to 20000                             8

          h)      From 20001 to 50000                             12

          i)       For every 10000 members exceeding 50,000 one additional delegate for every 10,000 members subject to a maximum of 20.

          NOTE :  The National Secretariat is empowered to permit the State Committees of the Confederation /affiliated Associations/Federations to depute observers to the National Conference.

          B.      National Council,

          The National Council shall consist of

          (a)     Office bearers (i.e Members of the National Secretariat)

          (b)     National Executive Committee members

          (c)     The Chief Executives (The General Secretaries or Secretary Generals  as the case may be) of all its affiliated Associations/Unions (in the case of NFPE, the chief executives of all its affiliated Unions/Associations. viz, Postal  3, postal 4, RMS 3, RMS 4 and Postal Administrative union,   Postal Accounts Employees Association, SBCO Employees Association, Civil Wing Employees Association and AIPEU GDS).

          (d)     The Secretaries of all State Committees.

          C.      National Executive Committee

          The National Executive shall consist of

          (a)     Office bearers (i.e. members of the National Secretariat)

          (b)     One member nominated by the affiliated Associations/Unions/Federations having paid up membership of more than 3000 and who are  not represented in the National Secretariat as an office bearer.

          D.      National Secretariat

                   The National Secretariat shall consist of the elected office bearers.  In addition, the office bearers of the Women’s Sub Committee of Confederation (only office bearers and not committee members) shall be special invitees to the National Secretariat meeting.

          10.    Powers and duties.

                   A. National Conference. The National Conference shall be the supreme body of the Confederation and shall have absolute control over the affairs and property of the Confederation apart from the following powers.

                   (a)     to elect office  bearers listed in Article 13.

                   (b)     to consider and adopt the trennial report and accounts of the confederation.

                   (c)     to adopt Budget estimates of the Confederation.

                   (d)     to effect or rectify changes in the constitution of the Confederation by decisions taken by the 2/3rd  majority of the repreentatives assembled at the National Conference.

                   (e)     to decide all question on policy

                   (f)      to act as a final court of appeal against the suspension of any office bearers.

          B. National Council.  It  shall review the activities and functions of the National executive and shall  take such decisions as are necessary but not inconsistent with the directive policies and decisions taken by the National conference. The decisions of the National Council will be binding on the National Executive.

          C. National Executive.  In between the sessions of the National Conference/ National Council, the National Executive shall exercise all powers  of the National Conference except as those specified in clauses (a) to (d) of article 10. It shall                                                                           however be competent to take decision on all matters not contrary to the decision of the National Conference and the National Council. It shall have the powers to fill up the vacancies of the office bearers.

          D. National Secretariat.  It will decide upon the steps to be taken to act upon  the decisions of the National Executive. National Council and the National Conference. In between the two sessions of the National Executive, the National Secretariat shall exercise the powers and functions of the National Executive.

11.    Powers and duties of Office bearers. (Members of the National Secretariat)

          The office bearers shall be responsible to the National Conference, National Council and National Executive. The President shall preside over the meeting of the National Conference, National Council, National Executive and National Secretariat and exercise general supervision over the work of the Confederation. The working President shall assist the President and shalll act as  President as and when the  President  asks him to do so, Vice presidents  shall   perform the duties of the Working President or the President in the absence of working President and President and shall assist them,  in their work and one of them shall preside over the meeting in their absence. Secretary General shall be the chief executive officer of the Confederation. He shall conduct correspondence with all concerned, sign papers, maintain  minutes books and shall perform all functions attached to the post. He shall also be the editor of the journal/journals published   by the confederation. Secretary shall assist the  Secretary General and work under him. The  Assistant secretaries will carry out the functions assigned to them by the  Secretariat from time to time and shall also assist the Secretary General and the Secretary. They shall also perform the duties of the Secretary General, Secretary in their absence.  Financial Secretary shall be responsible for the funds of the Confederation and receive all fees, moneys and contributions on behalf of the Confederation and grant receipts. He shall be responsible for the proper maintenance of accounts of the Confederation. Organising Secretaries shall assist the Secretary General in Organisational matters and shall perform specific duties assigned by the Secretariat or the Secretary General.

12.    Voting in the Managing bodies.

          Each delegate/Councillor or member as the case may be shall have one vote.

13.    Election:

          (a)     The delegate/Councillor/Member of the Executive shall be elected or nominated by the respective affiliated units/State Committees of the Confederation in such a manner as they may deem fit.

          (b)     The National Secretariat (Office bearers): The following Office bearers (members of the National Secretariat) shall be elected from among the delegates attending the National Conference in a democratic manner.

          1.      One President

          2.      One working President

          3.      Five Vice Presidents

          4.      One Secretary General

          5.      One Secretary

          6.      One Finance Secretary

          7.      Five Assistant Secretaries

          8.      Eighteen Organizing Secretaries.

                   In addition, the office bearers of women’s sub committee of confederation (only office bearers and not committee members) shall be special invitees to the National Secretariat meetings.

14.    Expenses of Delegates/Councillors/Executive Committee Members:

          The expenses of the delegate/Councillors/NE members/office bearers, other than the President and Secretary General shall be borne by the respective affiliates/State Committees of which he is a primary member. The expenses of the President and Secretary General will be met out of the funds of the Confederation. The Secretariat is empowered to authorize meeting the expenses of any office bearers on exceptional circumstances..

 

15.    Tenure of Office:                       

          All office bearers  and members of the National Executive shall hold office till the next conference.

16.    Auditor

          The Auditor shall be nominated by the National Council and shall not be an office bearer and shall audit the accounts of the Confederation.

 17.   Notice of meetings

          (a)         Notice of the meeting of the National Conference  shall be served  atleast  30  days before the date thereof and notice of the National Council shall be served atleast 15 days in advance.  In case of an emergency meeting, the notice period may be reduced by half.

          (b)         The notice of the meetings shall be served only to the affiliated units and not to the National Councilors/Delegates individually except in the case of office  bearers (members of the National Secretariat) for whom the notice will be served individually.

          (c)          The Secretary General in Consultation with the President and working President may invite representatives of the Unions/Associations/Federations (Whether affiliated or not) and the Secretaries of the State Committees on certain occasions when their presence is considered necessary and essential in the deliberations of the National Executive.

18.    Quorum

          (a)         The quorum of a meeting of the National Conference shall be one  fourth of its strength.

          (b)         The quorum of a meeting of the National council shall be one third of its strength

          (c)          The quorum of a meeting of the National Executive and National Secretariat shall be one third of its strength.

19.    Requisition meeting:  A requisition meeting of the National  Executive shall be convened, if six members of the National Executive other than the members of the National Secretariat give notice for the same.

20.    Funds :  The funds of the Confederation shall be deposited in a scheduled bank or in Post Offices and operated jointly by any two from among the President, Secretary  General and Finance Secretary and shall be applicable for the purpose of  (a) payment of salaries and allowances  and expenses to the office bearers and to the representatives of the Confederation subject to clause 14 of the Constitution.  (b) payment of expenses of maintaining the office administration and management including the audit of accounts of the Confederation (c) compensation for and or reimbursement of losses  in Pay and Allowances sustained by any office bearers or any representative of the Union in the interest of the Confederation subject to clause 14 of the Constitution.  (d)  upkeep of a journal or journals or bullettins published by the Confederation  (e) payment in furtherance of any of the aims and objectives of the Confederation.

21.    Indemnification.  All office bearers, representatives and employees of the Confederation shall be indemnified of the funds of the Confederation against all liabilities incurred by him as office bearer or employees in defending any proceedings whether civil or criminal or to which he has become liable in carrying out instructions given to him by the Confederation.

22.    Changes in the Constitution.  No amendment to the Constitution shall be carried except by 75% of delegates present in the National Conference voting in favour of amendment(s) at the National Conference.

23.    State/District/City committees. State/District/City committees may be formed of all unions in such a manner as may be decided by National Executive in conformity with the provisions made in part II herein

24.    Dissolution of the Confederation.  The Confederation shall be dissolved by a vote in favour of dissolution of three fourth of the voting strength of the affiliated Unions/Associations/Federations.

25.    Bye laws : The National Council or the National Executive in between the sessions of the National Conference shall have the powers to frame bye laws not inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution.

26.    Financial Year:  The financial year shall be from 1st April to 31 st March

Part- II

1.      The State Committees shall be formed at State levels consisiting of Unions/Associations/Federations of Central Government Employees and workers and Central autonomous bodies, hereinafter called the State Committee of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers.

2.      The office of the State Committees shall be located at the State capital.

3.      The State Committees shall have power to frame rules to suit the local conditions but not inconsistent with articles of the Constitution of the Confederation.

4.      The State/District/City/Town Committees shall faithfully carry out the directives of the Confederation and shall refrain from chalking out separate programmes on issues, which are already under the purview of the Confederation without prior intimation.

5.      The State/District/City/Town Committees shall collect subscriptions from the members of the affiliatted units and remit a portion of the same to the CHQ at the rate decided by the National Conference/National Council/Executive from time to time.

6.      Each State Committee shall have five associate councillors in the National Conference and National Council who shall have the right to participate in the deliberation and other activities of the National Conference and National Council but shall not have the right to vote. The Secretary of each of the State COC shall be the Delegate to the National Conference and shall also be the member of the National Council and shall have the right to vote as a Delegate/Councillor.

7.      Each State Committee of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers shall remit Rs. 1000 per annum to be eligible for sending the State Secretary as delegate to the National Conference. For every additional one thousand rupees remitted per annum subject to a maximum of Rs.5000 per annum the State Committee shall be eligible to depute one associated member for every additional one thousand rupees remitted. 

 

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