Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Circular No. 19                                                                                                        Dated – 27.09.2014




No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No Inclusion of GDS Under 7th CPC, No relaxation of Compassionate Appointment condition, No withdrawal of New Pension Scheme, No Filling up of Posts, No Removal of Bonus Ceiling, No Assurance Regarding 01.01.2014 Date of Effect of 7th CPC, No Regularisation of GDS and Casual Labour, For Each Demand the reply is NO, NO, NO, NO………………


Dear Comrades,

Confederation National Secretariat met at New Delhi on 26.09.2014, under the Presidentship of Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President. Com. S. K. Vyas Ji, Advisor was also present. After detailed deliberations on all agenda items, the following decisions are taken.

1.      Decided to further intensify the campaign and agitational programmes against the Governments attitude towards the legitimate demands of the Central Government Employees. It is decided to organize two hours MASS SQUATING of not less than 3000 Central Government employees on 18th November 2014, at a centrally located important place at all the state capitals. Effort should be made to ensure maximum participation of Lady comrades in the programme. Next phase of action will be decided after successful implementation of the above programme.
2.      Decided to explore the possibility of joint action with Railways (AIRF) and Defence (AIDEF) culminating in strike.

3.      Decided to participate and implement all the decisions taken in the National convention of workers organised by Central Trade Unions on 15.09.2014.
4.      Decided to organize Two days All India Trade Union workshop of Confederation at Bangalore on 2015 January 3rd and 4th. Total number of delegates will be limited to 200. COC Karnataka has agreed to host the Trade Union workshop.
5.      Decided to grant affiliation to the following two organizations.
(1)   Forest Survey of India Employees Association
(2)   Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sanghathan (NYKS) workers Welfare Association.
6.      Decided to organize Dharna in front of all Government of India Presses and Stationery offices and also in front of Government Medical stores Depot to protest against the proposed move to close down these offices. In front of Government of India Presses Dharna will be organised by Confederation on 27th October 2014 and in front of Government Medical Stores Depot dharna will be organised on 30th October 2014.
7.      Financial position of the Confederation was presented by Financial Secretary Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee. CHQ is running with a ‘NIL’ balance. Unless and until all the affiliated Unions/Associations voluntarily clear all pending dues it will be very difficult to run the CHQ. It is decided that Financial Secretary shall issue notice to all affiliated organizations to clear the pending dues.
8.      National Secretariat calls upon all Central Government employees and also the affiliated organisatons and state COCs to make the 18th November programme a thundering success.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General


As the third phase of Confederation’s nationwide agitational programmes for settlement of 12 point Charter of Demands submitted to Government of India on 11.09.2014, a massive dharna was organised at Jantar Mantar, Parliament street on 25.09.2014. Confederation National Secretariat members, General Secretaries of COCs, Leaders and workers of affiliated organizations attended the programme. COC Delhi acted as host and made all arrangements for the successful conducting of the Dharna which was attended by more than 500 comrades. Mass Dharna was inaugurated by Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers. Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE & COC Delhi, presided, Com. S. K. Vyas, Advisor, Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, Com. K. P. Rajagopal, Secretary General, ITEF, Com. M. S. Raja Secretary General, Audit & Accounts Association, Com. Madhusoodanan, Com. N. Somaiah (Ground Water Board) Com. Sharma, CGWEF, Com. R. Seethalakshmi, Convenor, National Mahila Committee. Com. A. K. Mehta, Civil Accounts, Cat-II, Com. R. K. Gupta, Survey of India, Com. Jayaraj, Atomic Energy, Arup Chartterjee, Botanical Survey of India, Com. Bhaskar, ITEF Gazetted officers, Com. S. S. Chauhan, Pay & Accounts officers Associations, Com. Ombir Singh, ITEF, Com. A. K. Kanojia, ITEF, Com. Mohan, Central Government Gazetted officers Confederation, Com. T. K. R. Pillai, Administrative staff Association, Com. Worlikar, Com. R. P. Singh (COC Mumbai) and other leaders addressed the gathering. Com. Vrigu Bhattaacharjee, Secretary General, Civil Accounts Employees Association & General Secretary COC Delhi delivered welcome speech. Com. Geetha Bhattacharjee, Chairperson, Mahila Committee, COC Delhi gave vote of thanks.

Grant of extension/re-employment to Central Government servants beyond the age of superannuation: DoPT's Instructions

Swachh Bharat: DoPT's instructions to Area Welfare Officer for cleanliness drive

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 -Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER/A&N and J&K

All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place of North East Region / Andman & Nicobar against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC. All members and track in viewers are requested to give wide publicity of this scheme to all staff working under them to enable everybody to enjoy with their family members. To view the orders issued by DoPT under memo No. 31011/03/2014-Estt(A-IV) dated 26th September, 2014 please. CLICK HERE 

PM's clarion call to join the Swachh Bharat Mission

Government staff to take cleanliness pledge on Gandhi Jayanti -- NEWS

For the first time in the history of India, Gandhi Jayanti will not be a holiday for government staff who will have to report to work to take the 'Swachch Shapath'.

Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, on September 20, directed all central government secretaries to ensure that every employee takes the pledge on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The text of the pledge will soon be sent to all the departments.

Besides this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken several steps to implement one of the biggest public campaigns for cleanliness. The minutes of meeting between Modi and 20 secretaries reveals that a new law may be enforced to ensure cleanliness. The prime minister has asked the law linistry to amend existing laws or to analyse whether a new Act is required to act against those who litter.

The prime minister also directed the Finance Ministry to explore a taxation policy to keep a check on those who pollute.

According to the minutes of meetings, Modi was of the opinion that dairies and cattle are major sources of garbage and pollution in urban areas and towns.

Hence, he directed the animal husbandry department to consider setting up of cattle hostels. The prime minister asked his sub-ordinates to engage Bollywood celebrities in a big way to campaign for his 'Swachch Bharat' mission.

Famous poets and singers should also be a part of the nationwide campaign that will begin on September 25, the prime minister said.

A marathon will be organised by the sports ministry to create awareness about the cleanliness drive in every city with a population of over one lakh.

The Prime Minister further suggested the Department of School and Education to ensure questions on cleanliness in examinations.

Meanwhile, prime minister Modi noted that he had undertaken plans to cleanse the political system and the administration machinery. "Now is the time to cleanse the nation. I want each one of you to contribute in every possible way. It is our vision to present a clean India to the outside world," he asserted.

Coming down heavily on the banking system, Modi wondered whether the banks served the purpose they were set up for. "We need inclusive growth. Our Jan Dhan sceheme will help us achieve it," he said.


Government employees have to be present in office on October 2 to take cleanliness pledge 

All government employees will have to be present in office on October 2, Gandhi Jayanthi, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 'clean India' campaign, and take the cleanliness pledge, a directive issued by the Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Wednesday said. The employees will be administered 'Swachhata Shapath' (pledge of cleanliness) in government offices, public functions and events on October 2, the directive said. The cleanliness drives led by senior officials will be undertaken in all government and public offices, it said.
The Centre had earlier declared October 2 ( Mahatma Gandhi's birthday) as compulsory holiday. The Prime Minister will on October 2 launch 'clean India' campaign, aimed at cleaning the country. There will be a special cleanliness drive in government offices from Thursday till October 2 to get rid of clutter, garbage and weed out old and unwanted things from government office premises, the directive said.
Modi had on August 15 announced the launch of the campaign.
"I come from a poor family, I have seen poverty. The poor need respect and it begins with cleanliness. I, therefore, have to launch a 'clean India' campaign from October 2 this year and carry it forward in four years," Modi had said in his speech on Independence Day from the Red Fort. The Cabinet Secretary had earlier also written to secretaries of central government departments pressing the need for clean working spaces.
"There are certain offices where construction material is lying for years. In some office premises, unused or junked vehicles are also parked. The departments have already been asked to make sure that no clutter, unused vehicles, rubbles or building material are lying in the office premises," a Personnel Ministry official said. There may be surprise inspections to ensure the effectiveness of cleanliness drive, he said.

Senior officials have sprung into action and instructed their concerned supervisors to ensure that the office premises are clean. 

Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC-Clarification reg.

Guidelines for allotment of alternate general pool residential accommodation in the Automated System of Allotment on declaration of a house unsafe/dangerous or re-development of government colonies or GPRA required for any other public purpose.

No. 12035/18/2014-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi -110 108.
Dated the 15th September, 2014


Sub: Guidelines for allotment of alternate general pool residential accommodation in the Automated System of Allotment on declaration of a house unsafe/dangerous or re-development of government colonies or GPRA required for any other public purpose.

The undersigned is directed to refer the subject mentioned above and to say that henceforth allotments of alternate general pool residential accommodation to allottees on declaration of a house unsafe/dangerous or re-development of government colonies or GPRA required for any other public purpose shall be done through Automated System of Allotment [ASA] with effect from 16.9.2014.

2. It has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that in case of complete government colonies declared unsafe/dangerous, the allottees of such colonies shall be placed enbloc over the unified (change/initial) waiting list for same type of accommodation and the allottees may make preferences of houses in the ASA for allotment.

3. In cases where individual houses in Government colony are declared as unsafe/dangerous the alternate allotment of accommodation to be made on priority on the following basis:
a) Vacancies in the same locality or nearby locality to be identified for priority allotment where such occupants would be given priority in the same type of accommodation over unified (change/initial) waiting list.
b) The allottee of ground floor accommodation may apply for ground floor and above and the allottee of first floor above may apply for fist floor and above and allotment will be made accordingly.
c) Equal number of identified vacancies will be placed for allotment in ASA in relation to number of such unsafe/dangerous houses.

4. The request of allottee, whose residential accommodation declared as unsafe/dangerous by the concerned maintenance agency shall be entered into ‘Unsafe Accommodation Register’ of ASA by the concerned Allotment Section.

5. It has been further decided that where a house declared as unsafe/dangerous for living, the declaration will be by an officer not below the rank of an Executive Engineer, CPWD and he should satisfy himself before issue of certificate of declaration. The unsafe/dangerous house(s) may be reported to NIC, Directorate of Estates online by CPWD on such declaration.

6. It has also been decided that where an entire government residential colony is declared unsafe/dangerous for living by CPWD or required to be vacated for re-development, a certificate of declaration from DG, CPWD will only be accepted along with the work plan to make the colony habitable within a period of 3 years in consultation with Works Division of Ministry of Urban Development.

7. This OM supersedes the instructions of the Directorate of Estates O.M.No.12035(1)/91-Pol.II dated 21.2.1991 and O.M.No.12035/16/2005-Pol.IIdated 5.9.2005.

(Roop Lal)
Deputy Director of Estates

Source: www.estates.nic.in

FAQs on How to Mark your Attendance (BAS)

How to mark Attendance using the common biometric attendance system on wall mounted terminals

To get your Attendance ID, register online at attendance.gov.in. The Attendance ID will be generated from you Aadhaar number, the 6 digit number will be generated based on the last 6 or first 6 digits of your Aadhaar number. The attendance ID will only be active to mark attendance only when your Aadhaar information is verified by UIDAI and activated by you Nodal officer.

Attendance ID has been sent by SMS to your registered Mobile Number.

Enter your 6-digit Attendance ID on Screen

A Red light will start to glow on Finger Print Scanner

Now put any one of your fingers on the Finger Print Scanner

DO NOT move your finger on scanner otherwise finger prints will not be properly scanned

DO NOT Press very hard on Finger Print Scanner

Once the screen shows “Authenticating, Please Wait”. Remove your finger from the scanner

A pop-up screen will show your Photo and Attendance Type as “Opening” for the first time you mark the attendance for that day

If Attendance Type is “Closing” then it will be counted as OUT Time. However, OUT time would be the LAST “Closing” time marked by you. Any “Closing” time in-between “Opening” time and Last “Closing” time would be ignored

If, you see a CROSS instead of your photo, then some ERROR has occurred while marking attendance.

You will be able to mark your attendance in any bio-metric terminal installed in various Central Government buildings

You can also mark your attendance in any of finger print devices, which have been connected on Windows 7 or Windows OS. Presently client attendance software is not available for MAC OS

If you are having difficulty in marking attendance-using fingerprints scanning devices, please try marking your attendance through Iris Device, which may be available with NIC In-charge in your organization

Source : www.attendance.gov.in

Honorarium for Guest Faculty

No 13024/01/2009-Trg.( Trg. Ref)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Training Division

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus.
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110067
Dated 23rd September, 2014


Sub: Honorarium for Guest Faculty

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s O.M. No.13024/2/2008-Trg,1 dated 3rd March 2009 wherein rates of honorarium to the Guest faculty payable to Serving Officers/Non-Serving Officers/Experts/Eminent persons coming as guest faculty to the Central Training Establishments (CTIs) have been mentioned The same are reproduced below:

Existing rates
Serving officers
Rs. 500/- per session
Non-Serving Officers
Rs.1000/- per session
Rs.4000/-per session (with reasons justifying such resource persons payment duly recorded by the Head of CTI)

2. The above rates were based on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and accordingly the pattern followed by the D0PT and LBSNAA, Mussoorie for the purpose of grant of honorarium payable to Guest Faculty was made applicable to all CTIs for Group A Services,

3. A number of references have been received in DoP&t from various CTIs for revision of fees/honorarium. The matter was considered and it is hereby clarified that the Fees / honorarium for guest speakers can be decided by respective Ministries/Departments in consultation with their IFD and with approval of the Competent Authority.

4. There will be no change in the other conditions as mentioned in DoPT’s 0M. referred above.

Rajesh Arya
Director( Trg)


Remembrance By Com. V.V. Jacob Ex-Secretary, Class III Service Association, Survey of India, Bangalore.

Sep 17, 2008
In the history of workers in struggle in India the nationwide strike of Central Govt. Employees on 19th. September, 1968 has a prominent place.  As we observe 40th. Anniversary of that historic struggle, we pay our respectful homage to the martyrs who laid down their life in the struggle. The main demand of employees was “Need Based Minimum Wage” as recommended by 15th. Indian Labour Conference. When the Govt. refused to settle the demands through discussion and negotiation, the employees organisations under the auspicious of “Joint Action Council” decided to go on one day token strike on 19th. Sept.1968.  Accordingly a strike notice was served on Government.

The response of government was unprecedented.  An ordinance namely “Essential Service Maintenance Ordinance” (ESMO) was issued.  The strike was banned under the ordinance.  The ordinance contained many draconian provisions that could be evoked against the strikers or the so called instigators.  As the day of strike approached, many leaders at different parts of the country were arrested and put behind bars. Many leaders had to remain underground to lead the strike.  Demonstrations and rallies of employees in various places were dispersed by lathi charge and police firing.  In places like Pathankot in Punjab scores of Railway workers fell victims to police bullets.  Government unleashed misleading propaganda against the strike.  Attempted to engineer rift in major organisations like NFPTE.  Rival leaders were propped up. 

In spite of such brutal suppression, misleading propaganda and attempt to divide, the employees at large struck work on 19th.  Wherever the leaders wavered the strike was not successful.  The lesson to be learnt was that an unwavering and committed leadership can galvanise into action the rank and file in most adverse situation.

Massive victimisation followed.  More than 50,000 employees were dismissed or terminated.  All those arrested were suspended and prosecution continued.  Break in service (later converted to dies-non) and wage cut imposed on all strikers.  It took a few years sustained agitations and legal battles to get most of these victimised employees re-instated.  The dies-non remained.

At Bangalore the preparations for strike was well done under the dynamic leadership of Com. P. R. Chabaque who was the convenor of the Joint Action Committee here. Intensive campaigning was done through pamphlets and office centric meetings. A massive rally was held in Railway Institute ground behind City Railway station.

Some arrests under ESMO were made at Bangalore. Four of us in Survey of India were arrested and prosecuted. I was arrested on the 17th evening while coming out of office at Richmond road after office hours. Though surprised I was not shaken. I was a temporary employee then, having three years of service and an ordinary member of the Class III Service Association. On 17th, around noon our officer-in-charge called a staff meeting and exhorted the staff not to participate in the strike and threatened of severe consequences if any one does. Com. P. R. Chabaque, who was the Secretary of the Class III Service Association, spoke in justification of the strike and I supported him. This infuriated the O.C. And he abruptly ended the meeting. This may be the reason for my arrest. Police waited for Com. P.R.C. also, but he left the office in disguise and evaded the arrest till 20th. I was taken to Shoolay police station and kept there till the next day. Meanwhile the house I was staying at Sampangiramnagar was raided and searched. Com. K.P. Nair, President of our Association was arrested early morning on 18th from his house near Commercial street. Both of us were produced before the court in Mayo Hall and remanded and taken to Bangalore Central Jail. Com. A.K.P. Pillai was arrested on the 19th morning when moving on the road near the office. Com. Chabaque was arrested on 20th and took out bail immediately. We were in jail till 21st. We had a few comrades from Railway as inmates. Com. Jayaram, Kopeswar Rao and Namboothri are few names I could recollect. Though for few days in jail it was an experience in life.

We were bailed out on the 21st. The prosecution continued and charge-sheet under ESMO was filed against us. Renowned advocate K.S. Subbarao argued our case. We were suspended from service immediately after arrest. The case continued for more than 18 months. In the end we were all acquitted of charges and our suspensions revoked. Our colleagues supported us financially and morally during our suspension. Similar suspensions and persecutions took place in Railways, RMS etc.. I recollect a few names of leaders who were leading the movements then. Coms. Raghothaman, CV Ananda, N Bhaskaran, Muthu Subramanian (RMS), MM Farooqui (Telegraph), BN Prakash (Postal), Sastri, MS Nagaraj (AGS).There were others whose names I am not able to recollect. Strike in Bangalore was moderately successful. Some offices like RMS and Survey of India had near total strike.

Though the Central Govt. employees could not get the demand of need-based minimum wage conceded, the strike made an impact on future developments on their wage structure and service condtions. The III Pay Commission appointed after this strike had to seriously discuss this demand in their report. 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 accrues to the present/future generation.

Let us salute the martyrs of past struggles.
Let us remember with gratitude all those who suffered immensely in the past struggles.
Let us carry forward the proud legacy left behind them.

Long live workers unity.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Thursday, September 25, 2014

NEW DELHI ON 25.09.2014 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Dated: 8th September, 2014

The 7th Central Pay Commission has been receiving a number of memoranda, representations from associations/federations as well as individual cadres on pay and related issues. As part of its working, the Commission is also hearing various groups of employees both in Delhi and during its visits outside Delhi.

2. One of the major issues raised before the Commission centres on the subject of parity. One aspect of parity manifests in how posts of a similar nature are placed. Certain cadres/category of employees have, in their deposition before the Commission, stated that there are cases when identical or similarly placed cadres/categories of employees in different Ministries/Departments are placed differentially in terms of pay and promotional prospects. 

3. With a view to examining and addressing this aspect of parity amongst apparently similarly placed cadres/posts, the Commission has devised a template to be filled in for posts being administered by your Department. The template seeks to elicit information that would be readily available in the Recruitment Rules for the concerned post(s)/cadres. In case your Department only operates posts involving common cadres like the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS), Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS), a NIL report may kindly be furnished to the Commission.

4. Since the Work of the Commission is time bound may I request that information as sought is furnished by 25 September 2014. Perhaps a copy of the RRs themselves could be sent as advance information.

Yours sincerely,
(Meena Agarwal)

JCM National Council, Staff Side Meeting on 12th October 2014 - To give final shape and formulate strategy to have vigorous campaign at Grass Root level.

Additional benefit on death/disability of Government Servants covered by New Pension Scheme – Clarification regarding RBE 96/2014

RBE No.96/2014

No. 2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4                      New Delhi, Dated 08.09.2014

The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units/RDSO.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Additional benefit on death/disability of Government servant covered by New Pension System- clarification regarding.

A copy each of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services O.M.No.11/23/2013-PR dated 21.05.2014 and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)’s letter No.PFRDA/24/FXIT/10 dated 22.08.2014 is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. dated 05.05.2009 and the PFRDA’s circular No.PFRDA/2013/2/PDEX/2 dated 22.01.2013 mentioned in the Ministry of Finance’s O.M dated 21.05.2014 were circulated to the Zonal Railways vide Board’s letter No. 2008/AC-II/21/19 dated 29.05.2009 and letter No. 2010/AC-II/21/18 dated 02.07.2013 respectively.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Amitabh Joshi)

D.A.: Two. Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board.
Ph. No. 23383239
No. 2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4 New Delhi, Dated: 08.09.2014.
Copy to Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Railways), Room No.224, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi (40 spares).

Reimbursement when Pensioners take treatment immediately after Retirement before getting CGHS Cards

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has now decided to clarify the matter as follows :-

(I) The treatment taken and expenditure Incurred thereon within the grace period of three months from the date of retirement will be allowed and expenditure reimbursable
subject to the condition that the beneficiary has either obtained or applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription within one month of expiry of the grace period of three months.

(ii) It is further clarified that the expenditure on treatment taken after the grace period of three months from date of retirement will not be reimbursable unless the beneficiary has obtained a valid CGHS card or has applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription prior to taking such treatment.

Aadhar-based biometric attendance for central government employees by month-end

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Confederation National Secretariat congratulates entire Central Government Employees for making the nationwide agitational programmes a grand success. Submission of memorandum and demonstration on 11.09.2014, Mass Protest Dharnas at all important centres on 19.09.2014, are organised everywhere with larges participation of employees.

Next Phase of programme is Mass Dharna at Jantar Mantar (Parliament Street) New Delhi by leaders and workers of Confederation and all its affiliated organizations.


1.      Merger of DA with pay for all employees w.e.f. 01.01.2014 including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
2.      Grant of Interim Relief to all employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
3.      Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sewaks under the purview of 7th Central Pay Commission
4.      Scrap PFRDA Act and grant statutory defined pension to all including those appointed on or after 01.01.2004.
5.      Date of effect of 7th CPC recommendation should be 01.01.2014.
6.      Regularisation and Revision of wages of casual labourers and contract workers.
7.      Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointment.
8.      Fill up all vacant post and creation of New Post wherever justified.
9.      Stop Downsizing, Outsourcing, Contractorisation and Privatisation of Government function.
10.   Grant productivity Linked Bonus to all without ceiling; Computer bonus as weighted average of PLB for those not covered by PLB agreement.
11.   Revise OTA and NDA and implement arbitration awards.
12.   Settle all pending anomalies of 5th and 6th Pay Commission.

Confederation National Secretariat will meet on 26.09.2014 to decide further course of action.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125

E-mail:  mkrishnan6854@gmail.com