Circular Dated 16.02.2019
DECISIONS OF THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT
MEETING OF CONFEDERATION
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.
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.
DECLARES THREE PHASE CAMPAIGN AND STRUGGLE.
WORKING CLASS, ELECTIONS ARE ALSO PART OF STRUGGLE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FORTNIGHT FROM 2019 MARCH 15TH TO 30TH CULMINATING IN
MASS RALLIES AT ALL STATE HEADQUARTERS AND DISTRICT HEAD QUARTERS.
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.
PROGRAMMES EXCLUSIVELY ON NPS
Long Mass Dharna on 11th April 2019 (Thursday) at all Centres –
state and District Head Quarters.
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.
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
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.
28TH MARCH 2019 – FOR REVIVAL
OF JCM FORUMS
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.
PROGRAMME – PENSIONERS DEMANDS – 15TH MARCH 2019 – NEW DELHI
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.
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.
WOMENS DAY ON 8TH MARCH 2019
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 CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION
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.
INDIA TRADE UNION CAMP
All India Trade Union Camp, as
already decided in the last National Secretariat meeting will be organized after
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.
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