Tuesday, October 30, 2007



Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027

Phone/Fax: 011-25105324

Cell: 98110 48303


Dated: 30th October, 2007




12 lakhs Central Govt. employees along with 8 million State Govt. employees and 25 lakhs school and University teachers in the country went on a day's token strike today the 30 th October 2007.The main issues on which the strike is organized are (a) Scrapping the new contributory pension scheme (b) grant of Rs 1000/= as interim relief to Central Govt employees (c) ending discrimination on compassionate appointments (d) reducing prices of essential commodities (e) affording right to strike to Govt. employees (f) Stop the indiscriminate downsizing privatization  of Governmental organizations (g) raise the rate of interest on Provident Fund  and small savings instruments;  (h) raising the Bonus ceiling  etc. The strike has been reported to be total in Kerala, West Bengal, North eastern states (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur) ,Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Maharashtra and wide-spread in Karnataka Madyapradesh, Gujarath,Rajastan,,Jharkhand,Chattisgrah, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, North West Region, comprising of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chadigarh, Delhi etc.

Despite serving the strike notice on 19th September,2007, the Govt. of India has unfortunately chosen not to respond and no discussion took place till yesterday. On the question of interim relief the stand  taken by both the 6th Central Pay Commission and the Govt. had been absolutely unjustifiable especially in the background that the  Govt.  did grant interim relief to the officers of Oil Sector, when they threatened to go on strike.

We release the copy of the communication we have addressed to the cabinet Secretary and hope that the Govt. will take urgent steps to settle the demands and withdraw the PFRDA Bill.

                                                                           KKN KUTTY

                                                                            Secretary General

Monday, October 29, 2007



Manishinath Bhawan

A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027

Phone/Fax: 011-25105324

Cell: 98110 48303

President: Com. S.K.Vyas.

Secretary General:Com. KKN. Kutty


Dated: 29th October,2007

Dear Com,
We send herewith a copy of the letter we have addressed the cabinet secretary today i.e. on the eve of strike action which is slated for tomorrow the letter is self - explanatory
wth greeting
  Yours fraternally ,
secretary General                                                                                   

Copy of letter adress to the Cabinet secretary on 29 october, 2007

Dear Sir,

We solicit your kind reference to our notice dated 17th September,2007 intimating you of our decision to go for a day's strike on 30 th October 2007 in pursuance of the 12 point charter of demands. We regret to note that we were not favoured with even an acknowledgement of our letter cited and no discussion at any level ensued in settlement of the issues. However, we have been directed by the National Executive of the Confederation to submit a brief note on each of the issues in pursuance of which the employees are constrained to go on strike on 30 th inst.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,


K.K.N. Kutty

Secretary General

PS: Post copy duly signed has been sent separately.


1.Interim Relief:

The grant of interim relief was an issue that was referred to the 6th CPC by the Govt. as part of its terms of reference. We had with facts and figures brought to the notice of the 6 th CPC that the wage differential at the minimum level even as per the 5th CPC devised formula was more than Rs 2600. In the light of that the employees had demanded payment of Rs. 1000 as Interim relief. The CPC did not submit a report on interim relief to the Govt. and the employees were denied the wage increase for the past 22 months, whereas the Govt. granted interim relief to the officers of the Oil Sector on the threat of a strike action.

2.New Contributory Pension Scheme

Despite the fact that the PFRDA Bill introduced by the Govt. to convert the existing defined benefit pension scheme into a contributory one is still to be passed by the Parliament, the Govt. has gone ahead to implement the provisions of the bill – in fact without any legal ground – in respect of the employees recruited after 1.1.2004. This has created an invidious discrimination in the matter of pay and allowances between the employees recruited prior to and after 1.1.2004. In the case of those recruited after 1.1.2004 they are perforce to contribute 10% of their salary for earning pension, which amounts to a virtual wage cut.

3. Right to strike

As to why the Central Govt. employees are denied the TU right and the right to strike despite the prescription enshrined in Art. 309 of the Constitution for the last 57 years is inexplicable. The various court pronouncements denying the said right to strike to Govt. employees is the direct consequence of the refusal on the part of the Govt. to introduce legislation in the Parliament to replace the existing obnoxious rules framed on the lines of the rules made by the erstwhile colonial rulers.

4. Downsizing.

There had been phenomenal reduction in the workforce under the Govt. since 1991. This is not only because the Govt. has chosen to shed some of its functions (without any genuine reasoning) but also due to its arbitrary decision of not filling up the vacancies and abolishing 2/3 rd vacancies year after year since 2001. Presently 20-25% of the workforce are contingent/casual/daily rated/contract employees who are paid abysmally low level wages not even capable of sustenance. All downsizing exercises are being carried out without causing any discussion with the staff side even though the Cabinet Secretary on more than one occasion had issued directive to the Ministries and departments to do so.

5. Price rise.

Whatever might be the official figures on the rate of inflation, the ground reality is the exhorbitant rise in the price of essential commodities, which has made the life of the common man and the low paid workers in acute distress. Under the new dispensation, the Govt. employees are totally precluded from the purview of the Public Distribution system and even the Kendriya Bhandars and Super Markets have been closed down. No attempt is being made to stabilise the prices of essential commodities like cereals, pulses and vegetables etc.

6. Compassionate appointment.

The discrimination in the matter of compassionate appointment in respect of employees in departments other than Railways continue despite the solemn assurance given by the Cabinet Secretary and the agreement reached on 15.2.2006 at the standing committee meeting. The Department of personnel dilly dallies the issue in removing the cap of 5% instituted without any rhyme or reason.

7.Privatisation of CGHS.

The CGH scheme is said to be replaced by the medical insurance, which if done would put lakhs of Central Govt. employees and Pensioners in extreme difficulties in so far as health care is concerned. Rates of various clinical and pathological tests and surgical operations have been reduced drastically with the result that no hospital presently admit a Govt. employee for treatment. The concerted efforts to weaken the CGHS is nothing but a prologue to winding up/privatizing the CGHS.

8.Arbitration awards.

The sixteen awards of the Board of Arbitration brought back to the negotiating table have been discussed at various fora on many occasions without reaching any finality for the last one and half years. This is despite the offer of the staff side to substantially reduce the financial liability on each of the said award.

9. Bonus

Bonus ceiling, which has now been raised by the Govt. has not been made applicable to the Govt. employees. This apart the question of replacing the adhoc bonus with a scheme of PLB was one of the recommendations of the 5 th Central Pay Commission. Without taking any decision on the said recommendation after several rounds of discussions, the Govt. has again referred the matter to the 6th CPC without holding out any assurance that its recommendations would be accepted.

10.Judicial committee for the GDS

If the Govt. constitute a judicial committee to look into the grievances of the GDS employees in 1994 as a corollary to the setting up of the 5 th CPC why it refuses to do now is incomprehensible. It is pertinent to point out in this connection that the Govt. had agreed to refer the wage revision issue of GDS either to the 6th CPC or to a separate Judicial committee in the wake of a strike decision of the Postal employees. That commitment was not honoured and the Govt. has refused to budge from its avowed position has become a matter for serious concern for the ED employees. They have no belief in the impartiality and efficacy of the mechanism devised by the Govt. in looking into their grievance.

11. Rate of interest

The interest rates of provident fund was slashed by the Govt. earlier on the ground that the market rate of interest has come down drastically. Now that the market rate has gone up the Govt. ought to have raised the interest rate of provident fund accumulation. The very fact that the rate of interst for GPF is even less than the rates provided for in the case of Employees Provident Fund scheme, is indicative of the discriminative treatment in this matter. The Govt. should restore the interest rate to 12% immediately. The Pensioners who eke out a living by investing their hard earned retirement benefits in small savings instruments have been hard hit by the abnormal reduction of interest rates.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sad demise of com.Ajoy Bhowmik





Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027

Tele fax: 2510 5324

Mobile: 98110 48303


Dated 19th October,2007




Dear comrade,









Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Strike preparation



Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,

New Delhi . 110 027

Telefax No. 011 2510 5324

16th October 2007.



Dear Comrades,


30th October Strike - Preparation


Due to some unavoidable circumstances we could not prepare a joint campaign programme for the preparation of 30 th October Strike. Wherever joint convention had possible with the State Government Employees it has been held. We are also aware that the affiliates have independently organized campaign programme to mobilize the respective members.


The NFPE has chalked out a detailed campaign tour programme (attached).    The C-o-C Secretaries of the stations, where NFPE leaders are visiting are requested to organize meeting of all Central Government employees to enable the leaders to address. The concerned Branch/Division/Circle Secretaries of NFPE may please be contacted in this regard.


With Greetings,


Fraternally yours,



Secretary General.



Tour Programme




Hyderabad        18-10-2007

1. Com. P. Suresh  G.S. R-IV (NFPE)

2. Com. D. Kishan Rao G.S. P-III (NFPE)


BIHAR / Jharkhand


Patna    23-10-2007

Ranchi 24-10-2007

1. Com. S.P. Mukharjee G.S. Admin (NFPE)

2. Com. S. K. Mishra AGS NUP Gr. 'C' (FNPO)




Raipur   24-10-2007

1. Com. S.K. Nema Working President P-III (NFPE)

2. Com. K. C. Srivastava    FNPO





Ahmedabad    26-10-2007

1. Com. K.V. Sridharan  G.S. P-III (NFPE)

2. Com.C. P. Nayi  Vice President NUP-IV (FNPO)




Shimla 26-10-2007

1. Com. Giri Raj Singh  G.S. R-III (NFPE)

2. Com. G. M. Vani Vice President , NUP Gr. 'C' FNPO




Ambala 23-10-2007


1. Com. I. S. Dabas G.S. P-IV NFPE

2. Com. N. Mohinder Singh C/S NUP Gr. 'C' FNPO


J & K


Jammu 24-10-2007

1. Com. P. Rajanayagam GS Postal Accounts NFPE

2. Com. G. M. Vani Vice President  NUP Gr. 'C' FNPO




Bangalore   24.10.2007

1. Com. K.V. Sridhran GS P-III NFPE

2. Com. B. Shivkumar AGS NUP Gr. 'C' FNPO




Bhopal    23-10-2007

1. Com. Giri Raj singh GS R- III NFPE

2. Com. Prahlad Jaiswal FNPO Gr. 'C' NUP





Mumbai 18-10-2007

1. Com. D. K. Rahate,  President NFPE

2. Com.T. N. Rahate ,GS NU P-IV FNPO






1. Com. Milan Bhattacharya President  P-IV NFPE

2. Com. B.C. Parida Vice President NUP Gr. 'C' FNPO




Chandigarh    25-10-2007


1. Com. Giri Raj Singh GS R-III NFPE

2. Com. Dharam Singh AGS NUR-III FNPO






Jaipur 26-10-2007


1. Com. I.S. Dabas GS P-IV NFPE

2. Com. Mansoor Ahmed Vice President NUPE (FNPO)




Chennai 18-10-2007


1. Com. K. Ragavendran Secretary General, NFPE

2. Com. D Theagarajan Secretary General, FNPO




Lucknow   26-10-2007


1. Com. R.N. Parashar Secretary NFPE

2. Com.  Shakeel Ahmed Varni President FNPO




DEHRADUN   24.10.2007


1. Com. I.S. Dabas GS P-IV NFPE

2. Com. S.A. Ansari , AGS, NUP Gr. 'C' FNPO




All General Secretaries according to tour programme of Delhi Circle.




Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pay Commission news of Asian Age



Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027.

 Phone No. 011 2510 5324.


                                                                                                            13th October 2007

Dear Comrade,


We publish hereunder a news item appeared in Asian Age on 13th October 2007 on the 6th CPC. The interviewed being with the Chairman, CPC is germane to understand as to how the CPC is looking at the Central Government employees and may provide an insight into what is forthcoming from the CPC on which the CGEs have lard a lot of expectation.




New Delhi, Oct.12: The Sixth Pay Commission headed by Justice B.N.Srikrishna (Retd) plans to recommend to the government that it hire bureaucrats in future on a contract basis in order to increase the efficiency of the administration.


The commission, whose recommendations are, however, not binding on the government, is expected to submit them formally by March or April next year.


Justice Srikrishna, when asked if he was advocating a "hire-and-fire" policy for senior government officials, said: "Why not? If you want to end the security of tenure, then such an alternative (contractual approach) needs to be examined.   It is a logical corollary that needs to be looked at."


Justice Srikrishna said there was a "dire need" to develop "a sprit of competitiveness in governance in order to end the prevailing 'mai baap' attitude." In a no-holds-barred interview to this newspaper, he added: "We believe a bureaucrat's salary must be related to his performance. If he performs well, he must be rewarded; if not, he should be taken to task.   As the Indian Navy says, 'Shape Up or Ship Out'. We are at present working out the parameters of how such a policy can be implemented."    


The Pay Commission chairman said there was need for a complete overhaul of the entire administrative system. "We are studying the whole issue of the extent to which excessive security of tenure has affected government servants at all levels.   The Administrative Reforms Commission has also looked into this at considerable length. When departmental action has to be taken against a bureaucrat, the matter will drag on interminably for years and years."


"The question to be asked is: why does a private company provide results, whereas this is not the case with the government? We keep talking about making India a superpower with growth rates exceeding nine percent. To bring this about, every aspect of the nation needs to gear up to achieve these results. We cannot have a BMW engine attached to a khattara gadi. I am an optimist. Yeh kyoon nahi ho sakta hai?" He said he was not suggesting that all government employees be hired on a contract basis: this was only for officials at a senior level. "I am not suggesting that all government jobs be made contractual. All I am emphasising is that jobs up to a certain level must remain contractual," Justice Srikrishna said. "This will help translate into more discipline, more conscientiousness and extreme accountability from government employees. The employee must be able to account for every rupee that the government spends. The public is fed up of government servants being paid more and more for non-performance," he said. Justice Srikrishna denied that government pay scales were going to be put at par with private sector salaries. He said: "Boys coming out of school are getting salaries of over Rs 1 lakh per month and more. We have to look into this whole issue to see how much parity we can achieve." He also denied that there were plans to give government secretaries annual pay packages of over Rs 1 crore and more. "I don't think too much credence should be given to rumours. All sections are demanding substantial increases in salaries." He said: "We have to keep in mind the financial implications of our recommendations. There is no point in our recommending an increase of Rs 50 when all that the finance ministry can afford is Rs 10."


 Justice Srikrishna agreed that an increase in salaries at the Centre was bound to have a ripple effect on state governments as well. "The exact proportion (of the increase) would vary from state to state. But it must be remembered that our recommendations are not binding on the states, in fact they are not binding on the Central Government-it is within their discretion to accept or reject" he said.


If government employees have contract jobs, how will they be entitled to pension benefits? Justice Srikrishna said: "Persons on contract would be entitled to a higher compensation package and not pension for the contractual period.   Those employes prior to 1.1.2004 would continue to get pensions, while those employes prior to 1.1.2004 would continue to get pensions, while those employes on or after 1.1.2004 would be governed by the New Pension Scheme".


Justice Srikrishna said he did not want the Sixth Pay Commission to become one more ritualistic exercise to dole out more money to government employees, particularly since a huge chunk of government revenues were being spent on salaries.


"It is regrettable that what is being spent is being inefficiently utilized. Leakages must be stopped at all cost. If the citizen gets every rupee's worth, then we are working towards having an ideal government," he said.


Saturday, October 13, 2007

An interesting article

Dear Comrade,
We publish a News Paper article on the present political state of affairs and the aam admi.  We hope it makes an interesting and educative reading.  with regards, yours fraternally, KKN Kutty. Secretary General, Confederation.

The People Win

Seema Mustafl

The media and the politician. Or to fine-tune this, the media and the politician in power. There used to be a disconnect, but no longer. The two are on the same wavelength most of the time, catering to the rich and the famous, moving away from the substantial to the trivial, giving and taking sound bites in place of informed debate, and generally holding hands as they swing along together in Delhi as the real world passes by. Scratch my back, and I will scratch yours, is the mantra that keeps them together, with occasional differences barely taking the gloss off the new and hopefully great relationship.

It was partly because of this that the details of the strategic alliance being forged by the UPA government with the United States through the civilian nuclear energy agreement either escaped the attention of the media or was pushed aside to keep the happy partnership going. The Congress leadership, of course, decided in its wisdom and its arrogance, that it would go ahead with the nuclear deal regardless of the opposition from the majority in Parliament. Public opinion was discounted, even attacked ruthlessly, as nuclear scientists, civil servants and the journalists who dared oppose the deal were placed in the dock by an aggressive Congress. Motives were attributed as the Congress top bosses and their bureaucrats launched a campaign against those opposing the deal, with a viciousness that was calculated to kill the opposition.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from the United States after celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary at the United Nations — wonder what his take would have been on that! — and went to a district in Haryana from where she described all opponents to the civilian nuclear energy agreement with the US as "enemies." Now she has said that she was not referring to the Left, only to political forces in Haryana! It was perhaps no coincidence that exactly when she was sounding the election bugle, her minister Pranab Mukherjee was sitting in Kolkata with CPI(M) veteran Jyoti Basu who the Congress perceives as the weakest link in the current Left opposition to the deal. It was only after Jyoti Basu also threw his hands up in sheer helplessness and said that there was little he could do to take the CPI(M) off the "delay the deal" track, that Mr Mukherjee let it be known, tentatively to the Left leaders at the joint UPA-Left meeting, that perhaps, just perhaps, the government might not operationalise the deal. But this was not before he had made yet another pitch to convince the Left leaders at the meeting to allow the government to move ahead with the talks with the IAEA.

The UPA allies are taking some of the credit now, particularly Lalu Prasad Yadav and Sharad Pawar. But it is no secret that till the last meeting they were supporting the nuclear deal with the same fervour as the Congress party, and had made it known to reporters that the Left was being unreasonable. It was only when it became clear that the CPI(M) with Prakash Karat at the helm was not going to cave in, that the government moved into reverse gear, and along with the allies is now trying to make a virtue out of necessity. No one is ready for a mid-term poll, certainly not Lalu Prasad Yadav faced with a resurgent Nitish Kumar in Bihar; or Sharad Pawar worried about the fading alliance with the Congress in Maharashtra. Being politicians wedded to the ground, they know that it is best to cling on to power for as long as possible, as the electorate is unpredictable and refuses to guarantee their morrow.

The Congress was being brazen. It had reckoned that the Left could be brought around, and in the final analysis would not pull the rug. Finally, it dawned to even the most obscure in the Congress party that this was not to be. Save the deal or save the government was the categorical message, and so after weeks of brinkmanship, the Congress party has again shifted gear. Both Singh and Sonia Gandhi used the Hindustan Times media leadership summit (the Ugly Indian was also a feted guest) to say that there was not going to be a mid-term poll, and that possibly the aam aadmi was more important than the nuclear deal. Dr Singh declared that rural employment would now be the focus, and while giving up the nuclear deal was a disappointment, he was still optimistic that good sense would prevail. Both tried to make the country forget that they had unashamedly pushed this deal that would tie India's strategic sovereignty to the United States, and rob her of the space required for independent decision making.

The loud talk — "we will improve our position, we will get 200 seats" — was just meant for the gullible in the party and the media, and clearly the Congress bosses knew that a mid-term poll might not necessarily bring the party back to power. And definitely not with the support of the more stable Left, who would have to be replaced by unpredictable entities such as the BSP. Ms Mayawati's recent outburst against the Congress could not have warmed the cockles of Mrs Sonia Gandhi's heart.

The lesson to be learnt from this entire episode is, one, the politicians should remember even in their arrogance that the country has a will that cannot be taken for granted; two, that determination and consistency along with integrity of the kind displayed by the Left parties through the tense weeks and months of negotiations always pays good dividends; three, coalitions can only be run with a certain humility and sensitivity to the popular will, and four, the yardstick of action has to remain the people and the nation and not individuals in power. The opponents of the nuclear deal, led by the Left parties, won a hard fought battle for the country's sovereignty — but this is still only the first step in what is going to be a long innings. Mid term elections remain very much on the anvil, if not in February-March, then later in the year.

The Congress party has moved itself into election gear. It is a gigantic exercise, to shift focus (however temporarily) from the glitz to the drab, from the rich to the poor, from the corporate to the aam aadmi. And the politician knows it better than others, that it cannot keep this focus on for too long. It will dry up the party (the honcho is not going to part with funds for a government preoccupied with rural employment), it will take away the fun and glamour (the parties will stop and what will Praful Patel, Kamal Nath and the rest do?), and besides, the media will protest. Aam aadmi does nothing for the TRP ratings, and everyone should know that by now. But then an election has to be contested, and won, and the poor and the deprived and the victimised still account for the majority of the electorate in India. After servicing the rich and the richer for three years, it is time to make the right noises for the poor and the poorer. So there is Rahul Gandhi talking of extending the national employment guarantee scheme to all of India. The minimum support price for wheat and rice has been hiked, petroleum prices are not going to be increased, and in Andhra Pradesh the Congress is now making rice available for Rs 2 a kilo. Like they say, it never rains but pours, and the poor voter is soaking in the downpour of benefits as he clutches on to the ballot determined to keep it dry.

So aam aadmi, revel in the few weeks of glory that are yours. You were being promised nuclear energy, although in 60 years they could never even give you plain energy, and at least that farce is over; you will be promised food, although in 60 years you have barely managed to scrape an existence; you will be promised drinking water, although you still trudge miles to fill your pots and your children die of cholera and gastroenteritis; you will be promised medicines, although you have never seen a real doctor in your life; you will be promised roads, although you spent the monsoons ever since you can remember wading through water to and from your villages; and they will all blame each other for your plight. At least, remember when they seek you for your favours, and confront you with their rhetoric, that the media at least is honest. It does not even pretend to care.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Pay commission denies the media report.

Dear Comrade,
The Pay Commission has denied the submission of any interim report to the Government on pay scales and other issues as has been reported by a section of the Press. The denial has come on 10th October, 2007.  We reproduce below the statement issued by the 6th Pay Commission in this regard.
with greetings,
yours fraternally,
KKN Kutty,
Secretary General. Confdn.

Reports have appeared in a section of the media that the Sixth Central Pay Commission has submitted interim reports and some newspapers have even published replacement scales supposedly recommended by the Commission. It is clarified that the Commission has not submitted any interim report or recommendations. It may be recalled that the Commission was notified on October 5, 2006 and is expected to give its report within the stipulated time of eighteen months.


Pay Comission denial of the media report

Dear Comrade,

Pay Commission's denial of the media report

Dear Comrade,

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Strike Notice



                                                CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT


Manishinath Bhawan

A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027


Phone: 011 2510 5324

Fax      011 2510 5324

Mobile:  98110 48303


Conf/ D-9/2007                                                                                   Dated: 17 th Sept.2007




The Cabinet Secretary,

Rastrapathy Bhawan Annexe,

New Delhi – 110 001.



Dear Sir,



            This is to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliates of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers will go on a day's strike on 30th October, 2007.  The Demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one day strike action is enclosed.


            Thanking you,


Yours faithfully,




Secretary General.


Enclosure, Charter of Demands.










Charter of Demands


1.     Grant Interim relief of minimum of Rs.1000/-/ to all Central Government employees. Implement the 6 th CPC recommendation with effect from 1.1.2006

2.       Scrap the PFRDA Bill and Cancel appointment of the Pension fund Managers; Introduce statutory pension scheme for the new recruits;  

3.       Grant full Trade Union rights including the right to strike to all Government employees through appropriate legislation;

4.      (a) Stop downsizing the Government departments, privatization and contractorization/ casualisation of Governmental and teaching functions.    Stop contractual appointments of teachers and workers, regularize all daily rated, casual and contingent employees

(b) Lift the Ban on recruitment and fill up the existing vacancies of all Government departments, educational institutions and State undertakings; Provide job to jobless

5.      Bring down the abnormally rising prices of essential commodities and strengthen subsidized public distribution system.

6.      Merge of 50% DA with basic pay with all consequential benefits and release of all DA instatements to the State Govt. employees.

7.      Withdraw the 5% cap and other restrictions on compassionate appointment. Restore the compassionate appointment scheme wherever it stands abolished.

8.       Stop the proposal to replace the CGHS by Medicare insurance scheme.

9.       Implement all pending awards of the Board of Arbitration.

10.     Remove the quantum ceiling on Bonus and grant bonus to all.

11.    Set up a Judicial Committee for wage revision of Grameen Dak Sewaks in replacement of Nataraja Murthy Committee.

12.    Increase GPF& Small Savings' interest rates and restore to its early level.


Monday, October 1, 2007




Manishinath Bhavan

A-2/05 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027



Dear Comrade,


Ist October, 2007.


On 29th September, a leading vernacular daily, "Mathrubhoomy" carried a sensational news items stating that on the request of the Finance Ministry, the 6 th CPC has submitted an interim report on pay scales and allied issues.  We have no reason to believe this.  The Secretary General and President of the Confederation had called on the Member Secretary on 28 th September to request her to afford the staff side an opportunity to react to the suggestions as and when made by the three committees set up by the Commission.  We were told that the Commission will endeavor to submit its report to the Government within the stipulated time i.e. by March, 2008.  The Committees, as you are aware, have been given time to submit its suggestions and formulation by 31st October, 2007.  


We were told that the Pay Commission has not received any proposal from the Govt. to refer the anomaly items to it for resolution, contrary to what the Secretary Personnel informed the staff side in the last meeting held with him on 18th September, 2007


Since the publication of this news item has aroused a lot of interest and enquiries from various quarters,  we deem it appropriate in  placing it in our website with a request to all our readers to consider this only a journalistic scoop for whatever worth it is.


With greetings,


Yours fraternally,



KKN Kutty

Secretary General  


The report in the Newspaper states that:


1.                   Minimum wage shall be Rs. 6500

2.                   The date of effect shall be 1.01.006

3.                   Retirement date fo all personnel shall be 31st December every year.

4.                   Increment date of all personnel shall be Ist. Jan. every year.

5.                   The  number of pay scales will be further reduced to 16

6.                   Retirement age shall continue to be 60

7.                   Govt. has asked the commission to submit an interim report on pay scales and allowance immediately in view of the impending general election.  They have been asked to submit their detailed report later.

8.                   Though the commission might recommend the date of effect to be 1.1-2006, the Govt. might make it effective only from. 1.1.2007, the report adds

9.                   HRA may continue in the same rate, but with a ceiling limit of Rs. 12000 for Metro Cities, Rs.  6000 for A and B class cities , Rs. 3000 for C class cities and 2000 for unclassified towns .

10.               CCA shall be on percentage basis. i.e. 4,3,2 and 1% with a ceiling limit of Rs.1200, 900, 600,300 respectively

11.               Transport allowance shall be at 6% with a ceiling of Rs. 2400 for Gazetted officers in A and A1 Cities and shall have the same percentage for non gazetted employees but with a ceiling limit of Rs. 1200.   For the other towns and cities, the rate shall be 3% with a ceiling limit of Rs. 1200 and Rs. 600 respectively for Gazetted and non gazetted  employees.

12.               PF contribution will be mandated at 10% of the salary;

13.               Group Insurance at Rs. 400,200,100 and 50 for Gr.A,B,C and D officers respectively

14.               Encashment of leave will be raised to 360 days instead of 300 days presently available

15.               Commutation of pension shall be allowed upto 60% in the place of 40% presently.