Thursday, February 28, 2019

Protest demonstrations against non-payment of salary to BSNL Employees ...

          It is very unfortunate that payment of salaries of the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL for the month of February, 2019 is not made today. 
     All of us are aware that BSNL is not getting permission of the DoT for taking Bank loans. The AUAB has already demanded that the DoT should immediately permit BSNL for taking Bank loans to tide over the crises. 
       However, so far, the DoT has not given the necessary approval. 
     The AUAB has called on the employees to organize demonstrations tomorrow the 01-03-2019, protesting the non-payment of salary and demanding the DoT to immediately grant sanction to BSNL for taking Bank loans. 
     All Circle and District unions of BSNLEU are requested to coordinate with the other constituents of AUAB and to organize the demonstrations successfully.

General Secretary
BSNL Employees Union

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Govt Employees - Revised Rates effective from 01-01-2019 ( 9% to 12%)

Notice for the meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) on 07-03-2019

FR-35 : Restriction of officiating pay under FR-35 in the context of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

No. 1/1/2019-E-II (B)
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 27th February, 2019.


Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2019.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No. 1/2/2018-E-ll (B) dated 7th September, 2018 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2019 .

2. The term 'basic pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government , but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance (from January to March) shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2019.

6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees , separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
7. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned , these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comp r ler and Auditor General of India.

(Nirmala Dev) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

 (Click the link above to down load the original Order of Ministry of Finance)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Press Release
26th February 2019


The Centre of Indian Trade Unions denounces the hectic move to hand over six airports of the country mostly in the state capitals cities to chosen private player on the terms which clearly appear to be a big bonanza to the most favoured private corporate-the Adani Group, which incidentally had no exposure to airport or aviation related sector. The airports at Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Trivundrum, Mangalore and Guwahati have been put on fast track privatisation with a target to complete the deal well before election is announced.

All these airports, rather the national assets under sale were developed and modernized  by Airport Authority during the span of last decade spending thousands  of crores of rupees of tax-payers money. Now, the Modi Govt is in a visible haste to hand over these readymade functional as well as profit making airports to the private hands at a time when the Govt’s tenure is coming to end within months.

And for handing over the these readymade modernized airports with huge real estate assets, altogether new modalities have been discovered by the BJP Govt, may be to celebrate its latest pre-election deal with corporates,  which is  quite innovative to ensure a big bonanza to the most favoured private buyer. The private operator will be required to pay the Airport  Authority an amount  ranging from Rs 115/- to Rs 174/- per month per passenger. And there will be no sharing of the huge non-aeronautical commercial revenues out of the real estate and huge commercial space annexed to every airport, which is always much higher than the aeronautical revenues for almost all the airports under sale.

It is reported in the media that post-privatisation of these six airports, Airport Authority will be getting an upfront payment of around Rs 2500 crore within 90 days and thereafter Rs 525 crore annually as concession fee. Can these paltry return to AAI be compared with the total amount AAI has spent towards modernization and development of these six airports. If this comparison is made and also the incremental  prospect of revenue generation from these airports in the background of fast expanding aviation sector is taken into account honestly, then this major pre-election deal by Modi Govt is going to be big bonanza to the favoured private player at the irreparable cost of the national exchequer and national interest too.

CITU opines, as such, there has been no urgency to fast track the privatisation of these six airports so far operational and financial efficiency is concerned. The Airport Authority of India successfully developed and modernized with huge investment by itself almost all the major airports of the country and has been operating this crucial infrastructure quite efficiently, both financial and operational. A private new entrant operator like Adani Group, which have no experience in airport management,  is now being handed over these airports only to benefit the new operators, and not for better airport operation in the least.

CITU vehemently condemns this hasty pre-election deal of handing over country’s six airports to favoured private operators  by the Govt which is nothing but a loot of national assets and infrastructure by private corporate. CITU calls upon the working class in general and the trade union movement in particular to oppose and resist the privatisation of these six airports through countrywide agitation and struggle.

(Tapan Sen )
General Secretary

Corrigendum - Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2019 ....

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Treatment of period of Leave towards minimum residency period for in situ promotion under Modified Flexible Complimenting Scheme (MFCS)

National Federation of Printing Stationery and Publication Employees (NFPSPE) :: 18th Biennial Conference - Kolkata - 14-02-2019

18th Biennial Conference of National Federation of Printing Stationery and Publication Employees (N.F.P.S.P.E.) has been held at K. G. BOSE SMRITI BHAWAN, Kolkata "City of Joy" recently on & from 12th to 14th February, 2019.

Last Working committee meeting of the outgoing Committee was held on 13-2-2019 evening to finalize the important issues for smooth functioning of the Conference.

On 13-2-2019 (morning) Conference started on hoisting of Red flag of the organisation by Com. Rajinder Singh, President. Later, Com. Singh, Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and other leaders garlanded in the Martyr's dom.

In the Inaugural session, Mass song was presented by the Cultural group of the All India Stationary Office Employees Association (AISOEA), Govt of India Stationery Office Kolkata. Noted Lawyer and Chairperson of the Reception committee Com. Bikash Ranjan Bhattacherjee welcome all the Deligates through out the country and hope that Conference will complete peacefully by taking important resolution in favor of the staff side to ensure the best possible solution of the problems. 

Com. M. Krishnan inaugurated the Conference. As this day was the 3rd Death anniversary of Com. S. K. Vyas, Pioneer leader of the Confederation, he at first pay his homage to the departed leader. He stress upon the facts and figures of the sufferings of the employees and Workers of the different CG establishment and call for an well planned and organized movement to combat the unjust attack of the Union Govt.

Com. Basudev Acharia, Ex-MP and Chief Adviser of the Federation approach to the Delegates to think above the monetary issues for the betterment of not only the employees and Workers but also for the society. He appeal to organise Mass movement and to culminate in the political fight in the coming days.  Com. Sougata Chakraborty, President, COC, WB welcome the Delegates and wishes for the success of the Conference. 

In the Delegate session Com. Subrata Ganguly, Secretary General, N.F.P.S.P.E. placed the Secretarial report on behalf of the National Secretariat and Com. Somnath Mitra, Finance Secretary placed the audited Income & Expenditure report before the house.

24 Delegates took part in the discussion before the house unanimously pass the Report of the Secretary General as well as the Income & Expenditure report of the organization on 14-2-2019.

14 nos. Staff related Resolution including Resolution against NPS and in favor of OPS was taken from the Conference. After threadbare discussion on the policy issues and finalization of next course of action including formation of an ad hoc body of Pensioners Associations /Advisory Council, a 21 member strong National Secretariat was formed with Com. Dinesh Tyagi as President, Com. Subrata Ganguly Secretary General and Com. Pintu Pramanik as Finance Secretary before concluding the Delegate session.

In the OPEN SESSION held at G. I. Press, TEMPLE STREET, KOLKATA Com. Anadi Sahoo, Secretary, CITU, WB and Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff side, National Council (JCM) address the audience. Both of them have assured to be with the struggle of the Ptg., Sty. & Pub. Employees in the coming days. They also appeal for building up greater unity to defeat the anti-worker, anti-people force from the power in the coming political fight. 

Secretary General 

Friday, February 22, 2019

National Convention of Trade Unions on 5th March 2019

Circular No. 9/2019                                                                                  21st February 2019

All State Committees of CITU
All Industry wise Federations
All Office Bearers of CITU  
All Fraternal Federations

National Convention of Trade Unions on 5th March 2019
Constitution Club Annexe, New Delhi
Dear Comrades,

You are aware, the united platform of trade unions has jointly prepared a “Workers Charter” based on the burning demands of the workers and the society as a whole to be adopted from the National Convention of Trade Unions and sent to all the political parties urging them to commit and adopt the demands of the workers in their election manifesto. The same charter should also be utilized in the campaign by the trade union movement in the forthcoming electoral battle for ouster of the BJP Govt. 

The matter was discussed in detail in the extended secretariat meeting of CITU held on 6-7 February 2019 where the representatives of all the state committees of CITU were present.

The joint workers charter in totality voices the demand for reversing the neoliberal policy regime and adopting a pro-people alternative policy on the issues of the workers and people in general.

The National Convention of Trade Unions are going to be held in the Constitution Club Annexe, Rafi Marg, New Delhi (within the campus of Mavalankar Hall ). The convention will commence at 1.30 pm on 5th March 2019.

All the state committees/federations of CITU except the following are requested to send their representatives to attend the convention. Only the following state committees/fraternal federations in the adjoining states are requested to mobilize in the National Convention as per the quota given here under:

Delhi : 150,                  Punjab: 100,                       Haryana:  100,          
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh :    25 each

Insurance, State Govt employees, Central Govt employees and BSNL :   20 each

Bank employees: 15

All the state Committees and federations are requested to take urgent initiative to mobilize in the National convention as per quota. 

With greetings,
                                                                                                            Yours fraternally,
                                                                                                            ( Tapan Sen )
                                                                                                            General Secretary   

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Posted On: 19 FEB 2019 9:22PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees, and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2019 representing an increase of 3% over the existing rate of 9% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs. 9168.12 crore per annum and Rs. 10696.14 crore in the FY 2019-20 (for a period of 14 months from January 2019 to February, 2020).This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019



(FAQs on CGHS are intended to provide general information and guidance needed for the CGHS beneficiaries to avail CGHS facilities The contents must be read in conjunction with OMs / Office orders as issued from time to time. The contents are not intended to be applicable to specific /exceptional cases and no such claims may be made under it. Whenever any difference in interpretation of meaning and/or content of the facts stated here vis-à-vis the original OM/office order arises, the latter will be treated as final and binding).

1. Who are entitled for CGHS facilities?
1. All Central Govt. employees and their dependent family members residing in CGHS covered areas.
2. Central Govt Pensioners and their eligible family members getting pension from Central Civil Estimates
3. Sitting and Ex-Members of Parliament
4. Ex-Governors & Lieutenant Governors,
5. Freedom Fighters
6. Ex-Vice Presidents
7. Sitting and Ex-Judges of Supreme Court & High Courts
8.Employees and pensioners of certain autonomous organizations in Delhi
9.Journalists (in Delhi) accredited with PIB (for OPD & at RML Hospital)
10. Delhi Police Personnel in Delhi only
11. Railway Board employees
12. Post and Telegraph Deptt. employees

2. What are the facilities available under CGHS

1. OPD Treatment including issue of medicines.
2. Specialist Consultation at Polyclinic/Govt. Hospitals.
3. Indoor Treatment at Government and Empanelled Hospitals.
4. Investigations at Government and Empanelled Diagnostic centers.
5. Cashless facility available for treatment in empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centers for Pensioners and other identified beneficiaries.
6. Reimbursement of expenses for treatment availed in Govt. / Private Hospitals under emergency.
7. Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of hearing aids, artificial limbs, appliances etc. as specified.
8. Family Welfare, Maternity and Child Health Services.
9. Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha system of medicines (AYUSH)


Saturday, February 16, 2019



Circular Dated 16.02.2019


National Secretariat Meeting of Confederation held at New Delhi on 15.02.2019, after detailed deliberations, took the following important decisions. Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, presided.
Confederation National Secretariat Strongly Condemned the barbaric attack on Indian security forces by Pakistan sponsored terrorists, killing 40 Jawans. Confederation conveys its deepest Condolences to the bereaved family members of the Jawans who sacrificed their life for the nation.




The BJP-led NDA Government is going to complete its five years tenure. General Elections to the Parliament is going to be declared shortly. Based on our five years experience, Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners and their families have to take a position and use our right to vote to protect our interest and the interest of the Nation at large. We should remember that “Ballots are more powerful than bullets” in a democratic country.

As far as 32 lakhs Central Government employees and 33 lakhs Central Govt. Civilian Pensioners are concerned this five year period is the worst in the post-independence period. None of our demands are favourably considered by the NDA Government, rather we have been betrayed and our hopes ended is despair. The same is the case with three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department and thousands of casual, contingent and contract workers.

Even though the Group of Cabinet Ministers headed by Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister and Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister had given categorical assurance on 30.06.2016 that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased, in 2018 December, Govt. made it clear in the Parliament that “no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present”. Much publicity was given for the Constitution of “NPS Committee”, but the demand to “Scrap NPS &; Restore OPS” is rejected and even the demand for ensuring guaranteed Minimum Pension (i.e., 50% of the last pay drawn or Rs.9000/- whichever is higher) was also turned down. Again, Govt. replied in Parliament that the demand to scrap NPS & Restore OPS cannot be considered favourably due to various reasons. NPS employees are retiring every month with a megre amount of Rs.1000/- to 3000/- as annuity pension. Retirement of each NPS employee is just like a death due to uncertainty about the future life of NPS Pensioner and the family dependent on him/her.

HRA arrears from 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2017 was denied and each employee lost an average Rs. One Lakh. MACP Bench mark, date of effect from 01.01.2006, promotional hierarchy, everything fell on deaf ear. None of the anomalies of 7th CPC are settled. Option-I parity recommended by 7th CPC to Pensioners is mercilessly rejected. Revison of wages and pension of many Autonomous bodies are still pending. Compassionate appointment has become a cruel joke, as majority of the cases are rejected. Trade Union rights are under attack and pro-BJP Unions are given undue favours. All negotiating forums including National Council JCM are either defunct or ineffective.

More than six lakhs posts are lying vacant due to undeclared ban on recruitment. Three lakhs low-paid Gramin Dak Sevaks are cheated by denying arrears of pay for 30 months to be calculated proportionately on the basis of pay scales recommended by the Kamalesh Chandra Committee. Many positive recommendations are either rejected or diluted. Thousands of Casual, part-time, contingent, daily rated mazdoors and contract workers are denied equal wage for equal work. Regularisation of GDS and Casual/Contract workers has become a mirage. None of the 10 points demands of Confederation is settled including sectional demands of various cadres. None of the demands raised by JCM National Council Staff Side and National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) are also settled.

More and more attacks on existence of Central Govt. departments and employees are made. Privatisation of various functions of Railway department, outsourcing of more than 200 items in Defence sector, fast move to corporatize Postal, Closure of 12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses etc. are threatening the very existence of thousands of employees.

In short, under the BJP led NDA Government our wages and allowances are under attack, our job security and existence is under attack, our social security and pension is under attack, and our trade Union rights and facilities are under attack. Shall we vote for continuation of aggressive implementation of this destructive policies. No, not at all. It is in the above background Confederation National Secretariat has decided to implement the following campaigns and agitational programmes.

Intensive campaign among the employees, pensioners and their families and also among the public should be conducted during the fortnight. General body meetings, conventions, group meetings, office to office campaign, seat to seat campaign etc. are to be organized by each COC and each affiliated organization. As a culmination of the campaign programmme mass rallies of employees and pensioners are to be organized in an impressive manner at all state Head Quarters and District/Divisional Head Quarters. Notices, leaflets, posters, boards etc. are to be printed and widely circulated. Maximum publicity through print and electronic media and also through websites and other social media is to be given. 10 point charter of Confederation, of which the 1st and the most important demand is “Scrap NPS & RESTORE OPS”, shall be the basis of the campaign and mass rallies. Wherever Confederation units (COC) are not there, NFPE Divisional Secretaries shall jointly take the responsibility to organize the above programme and also below mentioned other programmes.


(1)  Day Long Mass Dharna on 11th April 2019 (Thursday) at all Centres – state and District Head Quarters.
(2)  “Candle light protest” on 23rd April 2019 (Tuesday) at all Centres at state and District head Quarters.
In the Central Government employees sector Confederation is the only organisation which has been continuously organizing struggle programmes against NPS, including strikes. It is decided to organize the above two programmes, exclusively on one demand i.e., “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS”. These programme are to express our protest and anger against the totally negative attitude of the NDA Government and also to build pressure on other political parties to compel them give top most priority to the above demand. In both the programmes, maximum participation of employees and pensioners is to be ensured. Candle light programme is to be arranged in such a manner, so that maximum public attention and media attention will be received. In both the above programmes, like-minded political Leaders, trade Union leaders, important personalities etc. may also be invited to participate and address. Candle light procession is not required. Maximum mobilization at a selected place is enough on the evening of 23rd April 2019 (Tuesday).


National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) met after a long gap. Eventhough Confederation Leadership reiterated our earlier stand i.e; revival of the deferred indefinite strike, the Railway Leadership (AIRF & NFIR) are reluctant to give a call for strike, for their own reasons. Finally it is decided to organize the following two programmes.

      1.   13th March 2019 – NPS Dharna and Demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
A massive demonstration – cum – dharna will be organized under the auspices of National JCA to highlight and focus the demand for the withdrawal of New Pension Scheme and restoration of old Pension Scheme for Central Govt. Employees. The National JCA will simultaneously write to all Political parties to make their stand clear on the issue of New Pension Scheme in their respective manifestos. The National JCA will spearhead a campaign amongst the employees for acceptance of the demand by the Political Parties. The dharna will be at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, and the same will be participated by the employees of Railways, Defence and Confederation working in and around Delhi besides NJCA Leaders. On the same day similar dharnas and demonstration will be held in front of the all Central Govt. offices throughout the country. The employees will also be requested to wear black badges projecting the demand for withdrawal of NPS.

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all COCs and affiliated organisations to mobilise maximum number of Central Govt. employees from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar on 13.03.2019. Dharnas and demonstrations may be organized in all major centres of other states, if possible jointly with Railways and Defence or Confederation alone.


A protest day long dharna will be organised at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on 28.03.2019, in which all National Council Members will take part, to highlight the need to revive the JCM forums, thus ensuring constant and continuous interaction between the Government and the employees. It will also focus the intolerable attitude of the official side even in issuing orders, where Supreme Court has given the verdict in favour of the employees. The Cabinet Secretary will be informed of this decision well in advance. A huge demonstration will also be organized on the same day in front of dharna venue in which employees working in and around Delhi will participate.

National Secretariat of Confederation calls upon the Delhi C-O-C and affiliated organisations to ensure maximum participation of employees from Delhi in the above programme on 28.03.2019.


National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Associations (NCCPA) will be organizing a mass dharna at New Delhi on 15.03.2019 demanding early settlement of Charter of demands submitted by NCCPA to Govt. National Secretariat Members of Confederation, COC Delhi and all affiliated organisations are requested to mobilise maximum employees from Delhi to participate in the NCCPA dharna on 15.03.2019.

V.   A resolution on important demands of Central Govt. employees and Pensioners

is adopted in the National Secretariat meeting which is to be circulated widely among the Central Govt. employees and Pensioners during the campaign fortnight. Copy of the resolution will be exhibited in the Confederation website shortly.


National Secretariat decided to celebrate International Womens Day on 8th March 2019 in a befitting manner alongwith likeminded organisations wherever possible or separately by Confederation. Confederation Womens Sub Committee office bearers Com. Usha Bonepalli (Chairperson) Com. R. Seethalakshmi (Convenor) Com. Gita Bhattacharjee (Joint Convenor) had attended the National Secretariat meeting. An article written by Com. Usha Bonepalli on the theme of the 2019 Women’s Day and also about the importance of International Womens Day will be published shortly in the Confederation website.


National Secretariat decided to conduct the next National Conference of Confederation at Nagpur (Maharashtra). COC Nagpur will convene their meeting immediately and fix the dates and venue of the Conference. A preparatory committee will also be formed at Nagpur shortly to commence the preliminary work in connection with the National Conference.


All India Trade Union Camp, as already decided in the last National Secretariat meeting will be organized after General Elections.


National Secretariat decided to request all affiliated organisations and COCs to remit their quota arrears before 15.03.2019. Details of quota and arrears is already sent to all by Financial Secretary Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee. As the Financial position of Confederation CHQ is precarious, all affiliates and COCs are once again requested to remit the quota and arrears before 15.03.2019.

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
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