Friday, January 31, 2020



Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
Ist Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi-110001

26th National Conference

2020 February 7th & 8th
Jawahar Vidhyarthi Sabha Gruh, Near MLA Hostel, Civil Lines
Com: A.B.Bardhan Nagar
Com: Sukomal Sen Manch


Draft  Triennial  Report - 2016-2019

 Ref: Confd/AIC/2019                                                                          Dated : 17-12-2019

Notice is hereby given for the 26th National Conference of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers at Nagpur on 7th & 8th February 2020 to discuss the following agenda.
1.       Confirmation of the minutes of the 25th National Conference held at Chennai from 16th to 18th  August, 2016.
2.       Presentation, discussion and adoption of
          (a)     Report for the period 2016-19.
          (b)     Accounts for the period 2016-19.
3.       7th CPC related issues and common demands of Central Government Employees- Review and Future course of action.
4.       Review of the 2020 January 8th General Strike.
5.       Amendment to the Constitution, if any; (proposal from the delegates must reach the CHQ before 15-01-2020).
6.       Presentation, discussion and adoption of Resolution on Policy and Programme.
7.       Consideration and adoption of Resolutions on demands (Draft resolutions must reach CHQ by 31-01-2020).
8.       Election of office bearers i.e. Members of the National Secretariat.
9.       Appointment of Auditor.
10.     Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.
Detailed programme notice will follow.
The Reception Committee set up by the Host Unit, the Confederation Vidarbha Region, Nagpur, will intimate the other arrangements in connection with the Conference. Delegate fee shall be Rs. 1000 per delegate.
The Composition of the Conference as per the provisions of the Constitution is as under: -
Article 9A - National Conference:
Shall consist of (a) members of the National Secretariat i.e. the office bearers; (b) National Executive Committee members; (c) National Council members (d) delegates selected by the respective affiliate on the basis of their paid up membership as under: -
Upto        250                     -      1                     5001-10000             -              6
                251-500              -      2                     10001-20000           -              8
                501-1000            -      3                     20001-50000           -              12
                1001-5000          -      4                                                    
For every additional members exceeding 50000 one delegate for every 10000 members subject to a maximum of 20.
Article 7, 9B, 9C, 9D and Clauses 6 and 7 of Part II of the Constitution are reproduced for the sake of ready reference.

Article 7 – Subscription:
Every affiliated Federation/Union/Association shall pay an annual subscription at the rate of Re.1/- per member of the affiliated Federation/Union/Association to the Confederation CHQ within the financial year or with such extended period as decided by the National Executive.

9B - National Council:
            The National Council shall consist of (a) Office bearers (b) National Executive Committee members (c) the Chief executives (General Secretary or Secretary General as the case may be) of all affiliated Federations/Associations/Unions (in the case of NFPE, the Chief Executives of all its affiliated unions/Associations) (d) the Secretaries of all State Committees.
9C - National Executive Committee:
            The National Executive shall consist of (a) Office bearers (i.e. members of the National Secretariat) (b) one member nominated by the affiliated Associations/Federation having paid up membership of more than three thousand and who are not represented in the National Sectt. as an office bearer.

9D - National Secretariat shall consist of the elected office bearers.

Clause 6 of Part II. Each State Committee shall have five delegates in the National Conference who have the right to participate in the deliberations and other activities of the National Conference but shall not have the right to vote. The Secretary of each of the Sate Committee shall be the delegate to the National Conference and shall also be the member of the National Council and shall have the right to vote as a Delegate/Councillor.

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

                                                                                                          (M. Krishnan)
                                                                                                      Secretary General
1.     All Members of the National Secretariat, National Executive Committee and National Council (By Speed Post)
2.     All affiliates and the State Committees. (By Speed Post)
3.    Copy to Website

2020 February 13th
Com: S.K.Vyasji Remembrance Day
          Com.S.K.Vyasji, the legendary leader of the Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners passed away on 13th February, 2015.
          Com.Vyasji was the Secretary General and President of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers for forty years from 1967 to 2006.  He was the President and Secretary General of All India Audit & Accounts Association for a long time. He continued as the Advisor of the Confederation and also as the Secretary General of National Co-ordination Committee of Pensioners Association (NCCPA) and Bharat Central Pensioners Confederation(BCPC) till death.
          Com. Vyasji has led various struggle and strike actions of the Central Govt. Employees and was in the forefront of the leadership which organised the first indefinite strike action of the Central Govt. employees after independence, in the year 1960.  Com. Vyas was jailed and dismissed from service.  He played an important role in rallying the Central Govt. employees along with the striking Railway employees in the year 1974.  He was an able and uncompromising negotiator with the Government in the JCM National Council and Standing Committee.  He was responsible for many of the benefits and allowances enjoyed by the Central Govt. Employees.  The cost indexation of wages was earned by the Govt. employees through the sustained struggles and efforts in 1960s under his leadership.  Confederation of Central Govt. employees and workers representing about 15 lakhs Central Govt. employees is in the forefront of the incessant struggle and strike actions organised by Indian Working Class against the neo-liberal economic policies of the Government.  Com.S.K.Vyasji’s vision and ideological clarity has made the Confederation, part and parcel of the mainstream of the working class movement in India.
          Com.Vyasji was a friend, philosopher, guide and everything for the Central Govt. Employees movement.  In the more than six decades long trade union life, Com. Vyasji endeared himself to every section of the Central Govt. Employees.  His death has caused irreparable and irreplaceable loss to all of us.  He was a great leader, symbol of simplicity, a gem of a person and a leader who is down to earth, extremely polite, kind hearted and compassionate; one of the finest human being, tallest leader, a gentle mentor and a legend.
          He is in our hearts! His memories will be forever with us! His long saga of struggle and sacrifice for the Central Govt. employees and pensioners will inspire the generations to come.
          Confederation 26th National Conference pays respectful homage to Com.S.K.Vyasji.
          Com.S.K.Vyasji Amar Rahe!
          Love live Com. S.K. Vyasji !!
            Long live, Long live !!!

draft triennial report of confederation of central government employees and workers for the period from august 2016 to december 2019 placed before the 26th national conference
held at nagpur
from 07-02-2020 to 08-02-2020
1.          Respected President, Distinguished guests, delegates, observers and fraternal delegates
1.1.1.    On behalf of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, I have immense pleasure to welcome you all, on behalf of the National Secretariat, to the 26th National Conference of Confederation being held at the historic city of Nagpur.  The last National Conference (Diamond Jubilee year) was held at Chennai from 16th to 18th August, 2016.
1.1.2.    We are assembling in the National Conference to discuss and deliberate all the developments that had taken place till the date of this conference from the last conference, and to take appropriate decisions on future course of action for the betterment of Central Government Employees in particular and the working class in general.  We believe that the leaders and delegates of affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs will contribute their best for arriving at proper conclusions and decisions in this conference.  No doubt, we are meeting at a crucial juncture that requires skill and collective wisdom of all participants of this Conference to chalk out appropriate strategies to fulfil the responsibilities and future task.
1.1.3.    The National Conference is the appropriate forum to discuss about our activities during the last three and a half years, find out the shortcomings, for future advancement as well as to put ourselves to constructive criticism to develop and provide better service to the people and the nation in general and to the Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual Contract Workers, in particular.
1.1.4.    We are aware that our organisational strength is not enough to meet the challenges faced by us.  We have to widen our base, consolidate further, unite and lead all section of Central Government Employees for achieving our goal.
1.1.5.    Before we discuss the details of our activities and other issues dealt with in this report, let us pay homage to the martyrs and also eminent personalities, leaders and all those fighting comrades who passed away during the period under review.
2.          Homge to martyrs
2.1.1.We pay respectful homage to the martyrs who were victims to the brutal attacks of the ruling class, communal forces and terrorists and laid down their lives for the cause of humanity and the toiling masses of our country and the world.
3.          Condolences:
3.1.1.    Fidel Castro, the legendary revolutionary leader, an icon and inspiration for progressive forces across the globe, who led the Cuban Revolution expired on 25-11-2016.  Castro governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008, when he voluntarily stepped down.  This conference pay rich tribute to the memories of Fidal Castro.
3.1.2.    Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe, a hero of yesteryears fight against colonialization in African continent died on 06-09-2019.  We pay respectful homage to him.
3.1.3.    Stephen Hawkins, theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author who was Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmetology at University of Cambridge expired on 14-03-2018.  We record our grief on his death.
3.1.4.    Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ex-Prime Minister of India, a stalwart in Indian Politics, a great leader of democratic India, passed away on 16-08-2019.
3.1.5.    Shri. Kalaignar Karunanidhi, Ex-Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and a legendary leader expired on 07-08-2019.
3.1.6.    Com. Sukomal Sen, Ex-Vice President of CITU and All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) expired on 22-11-2017 at Kolkata.  He was an MP, Rajya Sabha for two terms and he was Secretary General, Trade Union International (TUI) Public and Allied Services, WFTU.  Under his able guidance and leadership, Confederation and AISGEF has organised joint struggles.
3.1.7.    Com. Gurudas Das Gupta, Ex-MP and legendary Trade Union leader, former General Secretary of  AITUC, passed away on 31-10-2019.
3.1.8.    Com. George Fernandez, Ex. Minister and Socialist Leader, Mrs. Sushama Swaraj, Ex-External Affairs Minister, Shri. Arun Jaitley, Ex-Finance Minister, Shri. Manohar Parrikar, Ex-Defence Minister and Chief Minister of Goa, Shri. Gurudas Kamath, Ex-Communications Minister, Shri. Kuldip Nayar, noted journalist, Girish Karnad, famous Film Director and Kannada Writer and many other prominent personalities in the field of politics, arts, science and culture, passed away during the period under review.
3.1.9.    Com.G.L.Dhar, Ex-General Secretary, C-O-C, Delhi State and Ex-Secretary General, Central Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees and Member, JCM Standing Committee expired on 06-06-2018.
3.1.10. Com. R.L.Bhattacharjee, Ex-Deputy Secretary General of NFPE and a senior leader of Central Govt. Employees expired on 10-03-2019.
3.1.11. Com.R.Muthusundaram, Veteran leader of the State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) passed away on 29-8-2017.
3.1.12. Com. Bhavani Pada Bhattacharjee, veteran leader of Central Govt. Employees movement and former Secretary General & President of All India Audit and Accounts Association passed away on 22-03-2017.
3.1.13. Com.A.G.Pasupathy, Ex-President, Confederation, Tamilnadu State and  veteran leader of the P&T Trade Union movement expired in 2018.
3.1.14. Com.Desraj Sharma, Ex-Deputy Secretary General of NFPE and General Secretary, P4 Union passed away in 2016.  He was a militant and uncompromising leader of Central Government Employees movement.
3.1.15. Com. Dipin Ghosh, Ex-MP and Veteran leader of Central Government Employees movement expired in 2018.
3.1.16. Com. N.M.Sundaram, veteran leader of All India Insurance Employees Association passed away in 2018.
3.1.17. Com. V.K.Daktod, Ex-General Secretary, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) expired on 30-08-2018.
3.1.18. We pay respectful homage and tributes to all the above great personalities who departed us.
3.1.19. We pay respectful homage to all those known and unknown leaders, workers and innocent people who lost their life in the fight for emancipation of the toiling masses.
3.1.20. We pay respectful homage to all those innocent people who lost their life in the natural calamities like flood, cyclone, landslips, accidents etc.
3.1.21. We pay respectful homage to all the Jawans of our country who lost their life in various terrorist attacks while protecting the national security of our country.
4.          International Situation:
4.1.1.    Global economy continues to show downward trend.  IMF, in its latest report (October 2019) forecasts that global growth will be 3.0 percent for 2019, its lowest level since 2008 and a 0.3 percentage point downgrade from the April 2019.  The World Bank estimates are even lower at 2.6 percent.  Momentum in manufacturing activity has weakened substantially to the levels not seen since the global financial crisis in 2008.  Rising trade war and geopolitical tensions are also contributing.  IMF has further downgraded its forecast for 2020 by 0.2 percentage points.  This global growth pattern reflects a major downturn.  The IMF suggests further, “reform push in such areas as governance, domestic and external finance, trade and labour and product markets”.  Despite the bankruptcy of neo-liberalism, IMF brazenly advises Governments to deregulate domestic financial markets, implement labour reforms by easing job protection legislations and cutting barriers to international trade and finance entry into the countries.  In its Annual Report 2019, it wants the Governments to reduce corporate tax, to make it “fair”.  These will mean further severe “austerity” policies that are an attack on the livelihood of the people.  IMF advises the Governments to “act swiftly, following an electoral victory, to implement them (reforms) during their initial political “honeymoon period”.
4.1.2.    People around the world are in protests against the imposition of further economic burdens.  In Chile, protests are against the increase in metro fare; in Lebanon, it was the tax on Whats App calls; in Iraq, on an end to corruption, improved basic services and more jobs; in Haiti, they are against corruption, high inflation, fuel prices and food shortage.  In Ecuador, they started against the rise in fuel costs, but were basically against the reversal of the decisions of earlier Government headed by Rafael Correa and accepting neo-liberal prescriptions of the IMF.  In Liberia, protests took place against corruption and economic hardships.
4.1.3.    In France, trade unions are leading nationwide strikes from early December against Government’s decisions to overhaul pensions.  Striking protestors have brought the country to a standstill as they were joined by the “Yellow Vests” too in their demonstrations.  In spite of the severe repression unleashed by the French Government, never seen since the 1968 students protests, they are still continuing.
4.1.4.    Iran was engulfed by a huge wave of popular protests which are confronted by unprecedented repression by the authorities.  The protest was against the Government’s decision to remove subsidies on petrol prices, which were raised by as much as 300 percent.
4.1.5.    The USA, the headquarters of imperialism today, is witnessing a wave of strikes.  More than 48000 workers of General Motors went on strike.  Teachers in Chicago, Wisconsin and many other states in the US conducted long struggles demanding increased public spending on education alongwith better wages and service conditions.  They were supported by students and their parents.  Workers of Amazon, owned by World’s richest man, have started organising on their demands.  Amazon does not tolerate unions.
4.1.6.    Rail road workers in Canada went on strike, the biggest rail strike in a decade, demanding better working conditions, including breaks.
4.1.7.    In the first time in their 103 years history nurses across Northern Ireland, numbering 435000 decided to go on phased industrial action mainly against the neglect of the Country’s National Health Services.  Teachers in Jordan walked out in protest against the Government’s refusal to increase their wages and ensure better working conditions.  Militant protests against neo-liberal economic policies took place in Dominican Republic and Mexico.  Russia witnessed huge demonstrations against pension reforms being pushed by the Putin Government.  The working class in Greece is in continuous struggles including strikes against Government’s austerity policies and the continued attacks on the rights of the working class.  In Romania huge protests took place against low wages and high level corruption.  Various sections of German working class, including pilots, struck work demanding better pay and working conditions.  Airport employees of Portugal went on 3 days strike against wage freeze.  In Egypt, huge crowds including workers, assembled at various cities including Cairo, calling for the resignation of President, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. 
4.1.8.    All these protests express popular anger and also reflect a deep political crisis.  The inherent weakness of the capitalist system and its failure to come out of the global economic crisis, increasing burden in the name of austerity and widening inequalities are leading to a socio-political crisis in many countries.
4.1.9.    The protests against the policies of neo-liberalism, profit maximisation and intensifying exploitation that are ruining the lives of billions of people across the world has to be disrupted in order to ensure that they do not reach to such levels threatening the continuance of the neo-liberal order despite its bankruptcy.  A slowdown in the levels of profit maximisation cannot but affect adversely the interests of the global capitalism.  Rightward political shift of rousing passions, disruptive trends like racism, Xenophobia, Spreading hatred, suppression of democratic rights and civil liberties have all been brought into play to disrupt the growing unity of the working class led people’s protests across the world. 
5.          National Situation:
5.1.1.    The seven months period since Modi Government came back to power, has seen implementation of “big bang” neo-liberal reforms combined with an intensified push for the Hindutva agenda accompanied by a heightened degree of authoritarianism.  The abrogation of Article 370 and the dismantling of the State of Jammu and Kashmir was followed by a brutal clampdown; then came the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute sanctioning the building of a Ram Temple where the Mosque stood; after this came the adoption of the  Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register / National Register of Citizens.  All these signified an aggressive Hindutva offensive and strengthening of the authoritarian attacks on democratic rights.
5.1.2.    The economic crisis continues to intensify, pushing Indian into a virtual economic recession.  Unemployment is the highest in a half a century.  Factories are closing down, laying off lakhs of workers, agrarian distress deepens, distress suicide of farmers continue, price rise particularly in fuel, cooking gas and vegetables like onions are crippling the livelihood of crores of people. Food inflation at 14.3 percent is the highest since November 2013, while the overall inflation rate was 7.35 percent in December 2019,  highest since July 2014. Protests against all these issues have merged with 2020 January 8th All India strike  and grameen bundh call, in which more than 25 crores workers and peasants participated.
5.1.3      The communal polarisation is being aggressively sharpened. The CAA/NPR/NRC is significantly widening the Hindu-Muslim divide and polarisation. Attacks on the minorities have further sharpened.
5.1.4      All constitutional authorities and independent institutions continue to come under further pressure including Judiciary, the Election Commission, the CBI, the ED, the RBI etc. Parliament is increasingly becoming a show of numbers rather than conducting any meaningful deliberation in the law making process.  The amendment to the RTI Act virtually nullify the original intent of transparency and accountability and murderous attack on RTI activists and whistle blowers are directed at making the Government unaccountable.
5.1.5.     Any expression of dissent against the Government is brandished as being anti-national or of speaking the "language of Pakistan.''  Sedition cases are being slapped on those who oppose or dissent from Government positions. Government want to silence its critics and forcing them to turn into servile conformists.
5.1.6.     Modi Government continues to remain in a state of denial over the fact that the Indian economy has virtually entered a stage of recession, with GDP growth showing a decline for over two quarters touching 4.8 percent low. This has resulted in heaping of unprecedented burdens on the vast majority of our people. The data released by the NSSO has shown that the  consumer spending in rural areas declined by 8.8 percent in 2017-2018, indicating fall after four decades and consequent rise in poverty levels. FORBES describes the present economic conditions in India as the “worst crisis in  42 years''. The nominal GDP growth rate is the worst since  1978. This International Publication says,- "even these figures could be overly optimistic.'' It says that the Modi Government "self-inflicted wounds'' on the economy with demonetization and " the GST roll out'' depressing tax revenues.
5.1.7      All sectors of our economy agriculture, industry and services-have been subject to severe slowdown. Industrial output recorded the decline in eight years, power demand fell the most in the last twelve years. The current estimates of GDP growth rate are constantly lowering the projections to around 4.5 percent.
5.1.8      Unemployment levels have reached the highest in the last half a century. Massive lay off and retrenchment is taking place in factories across the board, including the IT sector.
 5.1.9     Government has embarked upon  large scale privatisation of the Public Sector. This, apart from destroying India’s  self-reliant basis, also benefits directly the corporate cronies of this Government, such privatisation will add to already large scale growing unemployment in country. Further, whatever little benefits that the marginalised sections of Indian Society derived from reservations would be seriously eroded. The desperate move for all round privatisation, through multi- pronged routes have hastened the pace of deindustrialisation already  set in motion by the previous Modi regime. This is also leading to destruction of indigenous manufacturing capacity of the economy, severely eroding the self-reliant economic base and also economic sovereignty on the whole. After assuming power for  the second time, the BJP Government has already decided to privatise through strategic sale, 33 Public Sector undertakings, mostly in core and strategic sectors of the economy, mostly profit making companies in petroleum, heavy engineering, pharmaceuticals, steel, mining, shipping, electricity, airlines and airports etc. Besides full scale projects have been finalised to privatise Railways and defence production and the port sector.
5.1.10.  The economic recession has been caused due to sharp decline in purchasing capacities of the vast majority of our people. The answer to turn around the economy lies in providing people the capacity to purchase, thus increasing the levels of domestic demand which may lead to a revival of closed factories. The Modi Government has announced a package in two instalments of Rs.2.15  lakh crores providing tax cuts and benefits to the corporates with the hope that they will increase their investments. Increased investments cannot revive the economy unless people have the capacity to buy what is produced by such new investments, Instead, if this 2.5 lakh crores were used for enlarging public investment to build our much-needed infrastructure; social and economic, this would have resulted in the creation of lakhs of new jobs providing employment to our distressed youth, once they start spending their earnings, the domestic demand would have risen providing the required Kick start for an economic turn around.
5.1.11.  The BJP Government has misread its return to power with more seats as a mandate to frontally attack the working class.  The code of Wages Act has already been passed. In line with this enactment, Government is now going to notify national floor level wages, which as per the available indications, will be around half of the statutory minimum wage prevailing in most of the states.  Code on Occupational Health, safety and working conditions bill has already been introduced in Parliament. This inter-alia, provides for working hours to be decided by appropriate Governments, discarding the universally and internationally accepted bench mark of "eight hours working day.'' The third draft, the code on Social Security Bill, has also been introduced in Parliament. This is designed to substitute the well functioning social security measures like EPF, ESI etc by diluting the beneficial provisions in a big way. The code on Industrial  Relations Bill has also been introduced in Parliament.  This is aimed at taking away all trade union rights, virtually putting a ban on strike, and also making hire and fire at the whims of the employers, the order of the day.  In totality, the game plan is to impose conditions of slavery on the working people.
5.1.12. The period since our 25th Conference, has witnessed a series of agitations and struggles both under the banner of the joint platform of trade unions as well as within each sector.  Three country wide general strikes were staged, on 2nd September, 2016, on 8th & 9th January 2019 and on 8th January 2020 at the call of United Platform of Central Trade Unions and independent Federations including Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.  The response to these strikes was massive.  All the General strikes were preceded by sectoral strike actions.  These include strike by workers and employees of Coal, Bank, Postal (GDS), Central Government sector, Defence Production Units, Scheme Workers, Petroleum, BSNL, Transport, Plantation and numerous other industries.  Another massive action by the united platform of Central Trade Unions and independent federations, was the historic three days long Mahadharna (Mahapadav) before Parliament on 9th to 11th November, 2017.
5.1.13. The working class, as a class, has an inbuilt instinct to respond to any adversaries and attacks.  This class instinct comes into action once they realise their collective strength and respond on issues which touch their imagination.  Linking the specific issues faced by the workers with the neo-liberal policy regime and exposing the politics that determine the policies will help the working class identify their real enemy, the capitalist system, and real friends who fight against these policies and politics.  This in turn will help in forging broad unity of all toiling people, including the peasants, agricultural workers, artisans etc. in developing an insurmountable mass movement of all the toiling people, which alone can defeat these policies to enable us to march ahead to achieve our rights and constitutional objectives.
6.          Diamond Jubilee ,Year (1956-2016) 25th National Conference of Confederation:
6.1.1.    The Diamond Jubilee Year 25th National Conference of the Confederation was successfully held at Chennai Dharmaprakash Kalyana Mandapam  (Com. S.K. Vyasji Nagar) from 16th to 18th August, 2016.  Com.A.K.Padmanabhan National President, CITU, inaugurated the Conference.  Shri. R.S.Bharati, MP, Com. T.M.Murthy, National Secretary, AITUC, Com. Shiv Gopal Misra, General Secretary, AIRF & Secretary, JCM National Council, Staffside, Dr. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary, NFIR & Leader, JCM National Council, Staffside, Com.C.Srikumar, Secretary General, AIDEF, Com. A.Sreekumar, General Secretary, AISGEF, Com. Chellappa, Asst. General Secretary, BSNLEU, Com.K.Raghavendran, Deputy SG, NCCPA, Com. S. Mohan, SG, CCGGOO, Com.Elangovan, DREU, Com. A.G.Pasupathy, Ex-President, Confederation, Tamilnadu, Com. K.V.Sridharan, Ex-GS, AIPEU Group-C, Com. A.V.Venkataraman, former Secretary General, Audit and Accounts Association addressed the inaugural session.  Jutice K.Chandru, delivered a special address on “Neo-liberal economic policies and Labour Law reforms”.  Com. T.K.Rangarajan, MP and Chairman of Reception Committee delivered welcome address and Com. Durai Pandian, General Secretary, Tamilnadu    C-O-C and Reception Committee offered vote of thanks.  The Reception Committee made good arrangements for the successful conduct of the historic conference. 
6.1.2.    Com. M.Krishnan, Secretary General, presented the Triennial report for the period from 2013-2016.  Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Finance Secretary, presented the audited accounts.  Com. K.K.N.Kutty, President, Confederation, presided in the inaugural session and delegate session.  36 delegates representing various affiliates of confederation participated in the discussion.  34 Affiliated organisations, 11 State level Coordinating Committees, 180 delegates and 76 visitors attended the 25th National Conference. 35 Resolutions on various issues was adopted in the Conference.
6.1.3.    The following are elected as the New Office Bearers for the period 2016-2019.
             1.    President                  :     Com. K.K.N.Kutty (ITEF).
             2.    Working President  :     Com.M.S.Raja (Audit & Accounts Assn.)
             3.    Vice Presidents       :     1.  Com. T.Narasimhan (NFPE)
                                                              2.  Com. AshokKanojia (ITEF)
                                                              3.  Com. Nageswar Rao (Audit & Accounts)
                                                              4.  Com. Giriraj Singh (NFPE)
                                                              5.  Com.R.Seethalakshmi (Women’s Committee)
             4.    Secretary General   :     Com.M.Krishnan (NFPE)
             5.    Secretary                        Com.Rupak Sarkar (ITEF)
             6.    Asst. Secretaries     :     1.  Com. R.N.Parashar (NFPE)
                                                              2.  Com. Pijush Roy (COC West Benal)
                                                              3.  Com. K.V.Jayaraj (Atomic Energy)
                                                              4.  Com. Ravi Nair (ITEF)
                                                              5   Com.Subhash Chandra Pandey (Audit)
             7.    Finance Secretary  :     Com.Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Civil Accounts)
             8.    Org. Secretaries      :     1.    Com.Arup Chatterjee (BSIEA)
                                                              2.    Com.Nilesh D Nasare (IBMEA)
                                                              3.    Com. Bibhash Dey (GSIEA)
                                                              4.    Com.Balasundaram (GWBEA)
                                                              5.    Com.Shantanu Bhattacharjee (Civil Accts)
                                                              6.    Com. Mani Achari (NFAEE)
                                                              7.    Com.S.Santhoshkumar (Postal Accts)
                                                              8.    Com.Tapas Bose (Audit & Accts.Assn)
                                                              9.    Com.P.Suresh (NFPE R4)
                                                             10.  Com.T.K.R.Pillai (NSSO)
                                                              11.  Com.Gurprit Singh (DMIEA)
                                                              12.  Com.P.Panduranga Rao (NFPE-GDS)
                                                              13.  Com.Gopalakrishnan Nair (Civil Accts)
                                                              14.  Com.Virendra Tiwari (NFPE-SBCO)
                                                              15.  Com.J.P.Singh (ITEF)
                                                              16.  Com.R.B.Suresh (COC, Tamilnadu)
                                                              17.  P.S.Prasad (COC Karnataka)
                                                              18.  Com.Subir Kr. Majumder (COC, Assam).
             Special Invitees (Women Sub Committee Office bearers)
             1.    Com. Usha Boneppalli (Chairperson)
             2.    Com. Manisha Majumder (Vice Chairperson)
             3.    Com. K.NJayasree Raj (Vice Chairperson)
             4.    Com. R.Seethalakshmi (Convenor)
             5.    Com. Gita Bhattacharjee (Joint Convenor)
             6.    Com. Saritha Divakaran (Joint Convenor)
             Com.R.P.Singh (Agmark & COC Mumbai) was nominated as Auditor for the period 2016-2019. 
7.      Natiomnal Women’s Convention:
          National Women’s Convention of the Confederation was held at Chennai on 17-08-2016 along with the 25th National Conference of Confederation.  About 200 Women delegates from various states attended.  Dr.V.Vasanthi Devi, former Vice Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli and former Chairperson of Tamilnadu State Women’s Commission, inaugurated.  22 delegates participated in the discussion.  Com. Usha Boneppalli (Chairperson), Com.Manisha Majumder, Com.K.N.Jayasree Raj (Vice Chairpersons), Com.R.Seethalekshmi(Convenor), Com.Gita Bhattacharjee, Com. Saritha Divakaran (Joint Convenors) are elected as office bearers for the period 2016-2019.
8.      All India Women’s Trade Union Education Camp:
          All India Women’s Trade Union Camp of Confederation was held at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on 2018 October 29th & 30th.  About 200 delegates attended the camp. Com.Subhashini Ali, Ex-MP inaugurated.  Com. Kirti Singh, Advocate Supreme Court, Com.T.K.Rajalakshmi, Editor, Frontline, took classes.  Com.K.K.N.Kutty, President, Com. M.Krishnan, Secretary General and other National Secretariat members addressed the two days camp.  The demand “Scrap NPS, Restore OPS” was also discussed in detail in the concluding session.  Com. Usha Boneppalli, Presided.  Com.R.Seethalakshmi, Convenor, delivered welcome address.  C-O-C. Uttar Pradesh State (Lucknow) has taken the responsibility to organise the camp in an excellent manner along with C-O-C Uttarakhand.
9.      10 Points Charter of Demands of Confederation:
1.      Scrap New Contributory Pension scheme (NPS).   Restore Old defined benefit Pension Scheme (OPS) to all employees.  Guarantee 50% of the last pay drawn as Minimum Pension.
2.      Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers (GoM) to NJCA leaders on
30-06-2016.  Increase Minimum Pay and Fitment formula.  Withdraw the proposed move to modify the existing time-tested methodology for calculation of Minimum wage.  Grant HRA arrears from 01-01-2016.  Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark for MACP,  Grant promotional hierarchy and date of effect from
01-01-2006.  Grant Option-I parity recommended by 7th CPC to all Central Govt. Pensioners.  Settle all anomalies arising  out of 7th CPC implementation.
3.      Stop corporatisation/privatisation of Railways, Defence and Postal Departments.  Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Printing Presses.  Stop proposed move to close down Salt Department.  Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing.
4.      Fill up all seven lakhs vacant posts in the Central Government Departments in a time bound manner.  Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts.
5.      (a)     Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil servant status.  Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
          (b)     Regularise all casual and contract workers including those joined on or after 01-09-1993.
6.      Ensure equal pay for equal work for all.  Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.
7.      Implement 7th CPC Wage Revision and Pension revision of remaining Autonomous bodies.  Ensure payment of arrears without further delay. Grant Bonus to Autonomous Body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.
8.      Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments.  Grant appointment in all eligible cases.
9.      Grant five time bound promotions to all Group B & C employees. Complete Cadre Review in all departments within a time-frame.
10.    (a)     Withdraw the anti-worker wage/labour codes and other anti-Labour reforms.  Stop attack on trade union rights.  Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM Scheme at all levels.
          (b)     Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension Rules 1972.
10.    Programmes, struggles and strikes conducted by Confederation during the three year period from 2016 to 2019.
          1.      02-09-2016 - Nationwide one day strike as per the call of Central Trade Unions and independent Federations including Confederation.
          2.      28-12-2016 - Mass demonstrations at all important places and also in front of major offices.
          3.      10-01-2017 - Mass dharna at all district and state headquarters.
          4.      06-03-2017 - Observation of “Black Day”.
          5.      16-03-2017 - One day Nationwide strike by Central Government Employees as per the call given by Confederation demanding settlement of 10 points charter of demands.
          6.      23-05-2017 - Mass dharna in front of Finance Minister’s Office, New Delhi.
          7.      22-06-2017 - Human chain at all important places incuding state/district headquarters.
          8.      25-07-2017 - Mass protest demonstrations and burning of HRA orders.
          9.      19-09-2017 - Mass dharna at all District Headquarters.
          10.    17-10-2017 - Mass dharna at all State Headquarters.
          11.    09-11-2017 to 11-11-2017 - Three days massive relay dharna in front of Parliament along with Central Trade Unions (Mahapadav).
          12.    Celebration of Golden Jubilee year (50th year) of the historic September 19th 1968 strike of the Central Government employees from 19th September 2017 to 2018.
          13.    Observance of Com: S.K.Vyasji Remembrance day on 13th February 2017, 2018 and 2019.
          14.    Protest hunger fast at New Delhi and in front of All Government of India Printing presses jointly by Confederation and National Federation of Printing, Stationery and Publications Employees (NFPSPE).
          15.    Observance of International Women’s Day on 18th March 2017, 2018 & 2019.
          16.    All India Women’s Convention on 17-08-2016 at Chennai.
          17.    All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop in October 2019 at Haridwar (Uttarakhand).
          18.    Solidarity action in support of 16 days strike of Gramin Dak Sevaks -
31-05-2018 - Lunch hour demonstrations and on 01-06-2018 - March to Dak Bhavan/Communication Minister’s office.
          19.    Trade Union Education Camp at Thiruvananthapuram from 06-05-2017 to 07-05-2017.
          20.    National Convention of Central Government Employees at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018 raising the demand “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS”.
          21.    2018 July 1st to August 14th - State/District level conventions demanding “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS”.
          22.    2018 August 15th to 31st - Submission of memorandum to all MPs/MLAs and Chief Ministers.
          23.    2018 August 21 - Mass dharna at all District Headquarters.
          24.    19-09-2018 - Mass Dharna at all State capitals.
          25.    05-09-2018 - Mass Rally at New Delhi.
          26.    10-10-2018 - Serving of strike notice at all levels with mass demonstrations.
          27.    17-10-2018 - Raj Bhavan March at State headquarters.
          28.    03-10-2018 to 10-11-2018 - State/District level campaigns programme.
          29.    02-11-2018 - Hunger fast at all levels.
          30.    Two days Nationwide strike on 8th & 9th January 2019 jointly with Central Trade Unions and other independent Federations.
          31.    Observance of 12th December 2018 as “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS” Day.
          32.    Solidarity demonstrations in support of Nationwide Strikes conducted by BSNL Employees.
          33.    Solidarity demonstrations in support of the five days strike by Defence employees.
          34.    28-09-2018 - National Convention of Workers at New Delhi organised by Central Trade Unions in which decision to go on two days strike on 8th & 9th January 2019 was declared.
          35.    13-12-2018 - Demands day - “Scrap NPS & Retore OPS”.
          36.    05-09-2019 - Submission of memorandum with 10 points charter of demands to Prime Minister of India and Cabinet Secretary.  Copy of the memorandum submitted to all lower level authorities and Departmental heads with mass demonstrations.
          37.    15-10-2019 - Mass dharna at all District/State Headquarters.
          38.    Campaign programmes of National Secretariat members was conducted before the strikes of 02-09-2016, 16-03-2017, 8th & 9th January 2019 and 8th January 2020.  Meetings were arranged at all important places.
          39.    10-06-2017 - Joint National Convention of Central and State Government Employees jointly organised by Confederation and All India State Government Employees Federation.
          40.    11-04-2019 - Mass dharna at all state and District Headquarters on exclusively one demand ie; “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS”.
          41.    23-04-2019 - “Scrap NPS & Restore OPS” - Candle light protest at all important centres and State/District Headquarters.
          42.    30-09-2019 - National Open Convention of workers at Parliament street in which one day strike on 8th January 2020 was declared.
          43.    Nationwide one day strike on 08-01-2020.
          44.    Observance of My Day (1st May) at ll important centres and State/District Headquarters in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
11.    National Convention on NPS - Confederation and All India State Government Employees Federation:
                   Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation jointly organised a National Convention at New Delhi on10-06-2017 and resolved unanimously to fight against NPS and outsourcing.  The following decisions were taken in the convention.
                   1.  State level joint conventions before 31-08-2017.
                   2.  District level joint convention before 31-10-2017.
                   3.  Mass Dharna on 21-11-2017.
                   4.  Raj Bhavan March
                   5.  Nationwide Campaign Jathas
                   6.  Massive Parliament March.
                   National Level Joint Action Committee was also formed.
12.  National Joint Council of Action (NJCA):
                   NJCA with representatives of Railway Federations (AIRF & NFIR) Defence Federations (AIDEF & INDWF), Postal Federations (NFPE & FNPO) and Confederation was formed to spearhead the struggle of the entire Central Govt. Employees on issues relating to the Central Govt. Employees including 7th CPC related issues and NPS.  But the dominant leadership of NJCA ie; Railway Federations were not ready to organise any serious agitational programmes other than submitting memorandum, writing letters and organising Parliament March and Dharnas.  Dr.N.Raghavaiah, General Secretary, NFIR is the Chairman and Com. Shiv Gopal Misra, General Secretary, AIRF is the Convenor of NJCA.  It is in this background, Confederation has decided to continue with its own agitational programmes.
13.  Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) National Council:
                   Government has decided to set up JCM forum, as the absence of a negotiating machinery was considered the root cause for the indefinite strike of Central Government Employees in 1960.  Government copied ,the whitely council system of Great Britain and called it as Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM).  It was set up in the year 1966.  Even at that time itself certain leaders had raised the doubt as to whether such a body will advance the causes of the employees or not and later events proved the futility of JCM in settling the vital demands of CGEs.
Government utilised the JCM forum to delay and deny the legitimate rights of the employees.  Over the years meeting has become few and far between.  No settlement was brought about on any major demands.  Arbitration awards in favour of the employees are not implemented.  Even recording of disagreements are scuttled.
14.  New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS)
14.1.1.     Government of India introduced the NPS in 2003 through a Gazette Notification dated 22nd December 2003, to all new entrants recruited on or after
01-01-2004.Thereafter Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act came into effect from 18th September 2013.
14.1.2.     7th Central Pay Commission Chairman Retired Supreme Court Justice Shri. Ashok Kumar Mathur, in Para 1.24 of its Report made the following observations -
                 “Almost a whole lot of Government Employees appointed on or after
01-01-2004 were unhappy with the New Pension Scheme.  While National Pension System (NPS) did not form a part of our Terms of Reference, we have recorded the sentiments of the affected employees.  The Government should take a call and step into to look into their demands.”
14.1.3.     In para 10.03.11, the 7th CPC again made the following observations -
                 “The larger Federations and Staff Associations advocated scrapping of the NPS on the ground that it discriminates between two sets of Government employees.  Individuals covered under NPS have pleaded for reverting to Old Pension Scheme (OPS) on the grounds of uncertainty regarding the actual value of their future pension, on the face of market related risks”.
14.1.4.     The 7th CPC further made the following recommendations in para 10.3.25 -
                 “The Commission notes that no department of Government of India is taking ownership of the NPS.  The Commission recommends that a committee consisting of Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Secretary, Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare and Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances may be constituted to review the progress of implementation of NPS.”
14.1.5.     Government appointed a committee called “NPS Committee” headed by Secretary, Pension and Pensioners Welfare for streamlining the functioning of NPS.  This Committee has submitted its report to the Government two years back, but Government has not yet published its report.
14.1.6.     In the meanwhile Government decided to increase the contribution to be made by the employer (Government) from existing 10% to 14%. 
14.1.7      Shri.Arun Jaitley, former Finance Minister, in his letter dated 3rd January 2019 addressed to Shri. Nitin Gadkari, another Cabinet Minister, stated as follows:
                 “NPS is expected to provide old age income security to subscribers besides providing capital for the social and economic development of the economy.”
14.1.8.     Finance Minister gave the following reply in the Parliament on 25-12-2018-
                 “Representations have been received which inter-alia also include the demand that Government may revert to Old Defined Benefit Pension System (OPS).  However, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and competing claims on the fiscal, there is no proposal to replace the National Pension System (NPS) with Old Pension System (OPS) in respect of Central Govt. employees recruited on or after 01-01-2004.”
14.1.9.     During the past 2-3 years many NPS employees, recruited after 01-01-2004 have retired from service after completing 10 to 13 years of service.  Their Annuity Pension received from Insurance Company under NPS is Rs.700/- to Rs.2,700/- per month only.  As per the Old Pension Scheme (OPS), an employee retiring after minimum 10 years of regular service is eligible for a minimum pension of Rs.9,000/- per month or 50% of the last basic pay drawn by the official while in service, which ever is higher.  As per the latest RTI information the number of Govt. employees covered by NPS is 66 lakhs, out of which 19 lakhs are Central Govt. Employees who joined service after 01-01-2004.
14.1.10.   The very issue of a mandatory contribution and non-guaranteed Insurance Annuity benefit as pension was questioned by the employees at the National Council meeting of the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM), the National Negotiating Forum of the Central Government Employees.  In the discussion that ensued, the Government held out a solemn assurance on 14-12-2017 as under:
                 “For employees who had entered Government Services on or after 01-01-2004 are not likely to be worse off vis-a-vis the current pension system in force as the replacement rate would match to the present one.  Thus NPS is a Win-Win situation for employees and Government”.
14.1.11.   It was in the wake of these pension reform process, the Government of India set up Sixth Central Pay Commission headed by Retired Supreme Court Justice Shri. Sree krishna.  The said commission referred the New Contributory Pension Scheme for a deeper study to the Centre for Economic Studies and Policies, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore headed by Dr. Gayatri.  The study team in their report made the following observations -
                 “That the Government’s liability on account of Contributory Pension Scheme would in effect increase, for the periods spanning for the next 34 years from the existing Rs.14,284 crores to Rs.57,088 crores (2004-2038) and is likely to taper off only from 2038 onwards.  The exchequer is bound to have an increased outflow for the next 34 years and will be called upon to bear the actual pension liability of Defence Personnel (as military personnel are exempted from the purview of NPS), besides making the contribution to pension fund of Civil Servants recruited on or after 01-01-2004.”  The specious plea that the exchequer is bound to gain due to contributory pension scheme is, therefore, not borne from fact.
14.1.12.   The study report ultimately concluded that - “Mainly given the fact that the future liability, although may be large in terms of absolute size, is not to last very long and does not constitute an alarmingly big share of the GDP which is also on the decline.  It appears that pursuing the existing “Pay as you Go” pension system, to meet the liability, will be an ideal solution.”
14.1.13.   Most of the State Governments are finding it difficult, given its feeble resources, to affect the mandatory contribution under the NPS.  To their dismay and to match with the conclusion of the report of the Bangalore Institute, the financial outflow of the pension account under NPS went on increasing, making the state Governments compulsory defaulters in providing the matching contribution.  Many of the State Governments are also faulted in making over the subscriptions received from the employees to the Fund Manager.  Thus even the meagre annuity that an employee was to receive under NPS as pension got vanished.
14.1.14    It is now more than a decade the NPS is in operation.  The Central Government did not even insist to provide a Minimum Guaranteed Pension (ie. 50% of last pay drawn or Rs.9,000/- whichever is higher) under NPS which the Parliamentary Standing Committee has recommended.  Large number of employees have joined in Central Government services since 2004 and so is the case with various State Governments, who have also adopted NPS in replacement of OPS.  It is estimated that they presently constitute almost 50% of the total employees in Government offices in the country.  The deeper study of the functioning of the NPS has proved that the promised better returns in the form of Insurance Annuity is nothing but an ever eluding mirage.  A scheme, which is ab-initio conceived to loot the employees for the benefit of the corporates is beyond repair and is required to be discarded lock, stock and barrel.
14.1.15.   It is however, educating to note that during the presentation made by the IPS Officers All India Association before the NPS Committee constituted by the  Government, they could succinctly bring forth the startling fact that an IPS Officer of 2003 batch, who could rise to the level of Secretary while retiring in 2037 (after 35 years service) will get pension 3.25 times higher than a 2004 Batch IPS Officer, who also retires in 2037.  They have further stated that the pension differential of the very same officers after 10 years of retired life shall be in the ratio of 1:7.3.  Quantum-wise two officers would receive in 2037 Rs.3.78 lakhs and 1.16 lakhs respectively.  These computations and comparisons based on the projection of return on NPS made by the PFRDA reveals as to how the employees had been deceived in the name of pension reforms.
14.1.16.   The concept of pension has been explained by the 4th Central Pay Commission headed by Supreme Court Justice (Rtd) Singhal in the following terms-
                 “Pension to the former members of Armed Forces and Civilian employees of Central Government is not by way of charity or an ex-gratia payment, or a purely social welfare measure.  It is in the nature of a “right” which is enforced by the law.  Later the concept was further strengthened by the Landmark judgement delivered by the Supreme Court in 1982 in a Writ Petition filed by D.S Nakara Vs. Union of India. Supreme Court declared that the pension is not only compensation for loyal service rendered in the past, but has also a broader significance in that it is a measure of socio-economic justice which inheres economic security in the fall of life, when physical and mental prowess is ebbing corresponding to ageing process and therefore, one is required to fall back on savings.”
14.1.17.   As explained in the foregoing paras, NPS does not guarantee returns.  Benefits depends upon as to how the investment has fared in the share market.  As per the extant instructions, the Fund Managers are advised to invest upto 50% in Government Bonds, 45% in Debt Securities, 5% in Money Market instruments and upto 15% in equities. In such an investment pattern, the returns are bound to be low or uncertain and the subscribers, the worst sufferers. The stock markets have never remained strong over a long period of time.    It is not only volatile but susceptible to manipulation and machinations.  The global financial crisis in 2008 has been the product of investment derivative manipulations.  It wiped out entire savings of thousands of workers, employees, teachers and many others. No Government came to render help to these unfortunate losers.
14.1.18.   In this situation, we emphatically demand that the defined Contributory Pension Scheme (called as NPS) imposed in replacement of Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (called as OPS) must be scraped to end the untenable discrimination of pre and post 2004 entrants to Government service and reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (OPS) that was in vogue for a century or more.  In other words Government must come forward to amend the PFRDA Act to exclude Central and State Government employees from its ambit and operation.
15.  Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department:
                 The issues relating to three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department was taken up by Confederation and included it as one of the important demands in the charter of demands.  The demand for grant of Civil Servant status and  extension of all benefits of Departmental employees on proportionate ,basis to GDS was raised before 7th Pay Commission, but 7th CPC refused to consider the wages and service conditions of GDS as Government has not included in its terms of reference.  Subsequently a one man committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member was appointed. This committee made several positive recommendations.  The inordinate delay of more than one and half years in implementing the report has caused large scale anger and discontentment among the GDS.  All the GDS Unions jointly went on 16 days strike and Government was compelled to concede their demands, even though some of the recommendations are modified or pending.  Overall improvement in the wages and service conditions of GDS has taken place after the 16 days strike. Still some of the major demands are pending settlement.
16.  Casual, Contract and Daily-rated Workers:
                 Engagement of casual and contract workers has become widespread in all Departments of Central Government after the implementation of neo-liberal economic policies.  Both the Government and Departmental authorities engaging casual workers and contract labourer are not implementing the instructions on equal wage for equal work. In the charter of demands of the Confederation we have included their rightful demand for regularisation of services and payment of equal benefits.
17.  17th World Trade Union Congress of WFTU:
                 17th World Trade Union Congress of WFTU was held at Durban, South Africa, from 5th to 8th October 2016.  Com.M.S.Raja, Working President, Confederation (SG, All India Audit and Accounts Employees Assn.) and Com. Giriraj Singh, Vice President, Confederation (President, NFPE) attended the congress.
17.1.1.  Trade Union International & Public Services (WFTU):
                 The TUI-Public Services held three meetings/conference during the period under review.  First meeting.  Asia Pacific Regional meeting and World Secretariat meeting was held at Thiruvananthpuram (Kerala) in September 2017.  The second meeting, Working Committee of WFTU was held at Kolkata on 9th and 10th October, 2017.  The Conference of TUI (PS) was held at Larnaca, Cypress on 16th and 17th November 2019.  Com. R.N.Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE & Asst. Secretary, Confederation and Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, Federation of Civil Accounts Employees & Financial Secretary, Confederation attended the cypress meeting.
17.1.2. XI  Sigtur Congress:
                 11th Congress of SIGTUR (Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights) was held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from 3rd to 5th April 2018.  Com. M.Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation attended the congress.
18.  National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association (NCCPA):
                 The All India Conference of NCCPA was held at Jaipur on 1st & 2nd November 2019.  Com.Shiv Gopal Misra and Com. K.K.N.Kutty are elected as President and Secretary General.
19.  National Secretariat and National Executive Committee Meetings:
                 National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation met 15 times and National Executive Committee met 4 times during the last three years and organisational review was conducted and other important issues discussed and appropriate decisions taken for implementation.
20.  Strengthening of the organisation:
                 There is a felt need to further strengthening of Confederation and its affiliated Organisations/Coordinating Committees at State/District levels, in view of the increasing attack on the rights enjoyed by the working class in general and the Central Government employees in particular.  All office bearers, affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs have to be kept abreast with the latest developments affecting the working class and Central Government Employees movement.  Ensuring democratic functioning at all levels is to be given top priority.  Involvement of each and every member in the functioning of the organisation is to be ensured and functioning of State/District/Divisional units of the affiliated organizations need to be monitored regularly by their respective Central Head Quarters.  Trade Union education and building up of class-consciousness among the employees should be taken up as a continuous process.  Conscious efforts are to be made for bringing younger generation and women employees in the day-to-day organisational activities of each organisation and also bringing them upto the leadership level.  Women sub-committee  should be formed at all levels of the organisation and imparting trade union education to women comrades should be given special attention.  Each affiliated organisation shall make effort to form separate organisations for the unorganised casual, contract, contingent and daily-rated mazdoors and their demands for regularisation, equal wages etc. shall form a part of every charter of demands.  Forming department wise pensioners organisation is one of the important task to be accomplished by the affiliates of Confederation.  Improvement in the organisational functioning and strength of membership of each affiliate will automatically reflect in the overall improvement in the functioning of Confederation.

21.  Website of the Confederation:
                 Website of the Confederation is updated daily and all organisational News, circulars etc. are uploaded along with all important orders issued by various Ministries of Government of India.  On an average 30000 viewers are visiting the website monthly. The website has become an effective means of communications between CHQ and rank and file membership.

22.  Publication of Journal:
                 Even though publication of a monthly journal is essential for the full fledged functioning of an organisation, in spite of our best efforts, we could not mobilise required financial resource for uninterrupted publication of a journal. Many of the affiliates of Confederation are publishing their own monthly journals and the news from Confederation are published in those journals.

23.  Financial Position:
                 Non-remittance of quota dues by most of the affiliates during each financial year is the main reason for the poor state of financial position of Confederation CHQ.  Financial stability can be ensured by making the affiliates to pay dues in time.

24.  Conclusion:

24.1.1.     Attacks on the working class and peasants as a whole and Central Government Employees in particular are mounting day by day.  The entire working class and peasantry are on struggle path.  The 8th January 2020 strike is the latest mass struggle.  None of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled.  The  assurance given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA leaders regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is in paper even after a lapse of 43 months.  Employees who joined service after 01-01-2004 are retiring with a meagre pension of 1000 to 3000 rupees only under the NPS Scheme.  In effect, New Pension System has become No Pension System.  Seven lakhs posts are lying vacant for the last many years.  HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, and hierarchical promotion and date of effect as 01-01-2006,  Option-1 for pensioners - Govt. is not ready to reconsider its stand.  Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department are yet to be treated as Civil Servants.  Exploitation of Casual and Contract workers continue and equal pay for equal work in denied to them.  Large scale outsourcing and privatization has become the order of the day.  Privatisation of Railways and outsourcing of the work done by Defence employees are in full swing.  12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses are ordered to be closed.  Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway Printing presses.  Autonomous body employees and pensioners in some Ministries are denied their rightful wage revision and pension revision due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry.  Compassionate appointments have become a mirage.
24.1.2.     Trade Union rights are denied.  Orders banning dharna and demonstrations are issued.  The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension Rules 48 are misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees.  JCM forums have become mere talking shops without any positive results.  Recognition under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 are delayed and Departmental Councils have become dead in many departments.  Govt. sponsored unions are given undue patronage.  Recognition of fighting organisations are withdrawn on flimsy grounds and trade union facilities are denied to the Chief Executives of recognised Associations.
24.1.3.     It is in this background, we are meeting in our National Conference at Nagpur.  We have to seriously discuss and decide our tasks that will guide us for the next three years.  Central Government employees have a rich history and legacy of heroic struggles and sacrifices right from the colonial days.  That rich history which we proudly inherit will inspire and give us confidence to unitedly confront and combat.  We will definitely overcome.

Place: Nagpur                                                                                  M. Krishnan
Date: 07-02-2020                                                                         Secretary General,  
                                                                                                      For and on behalf of
                                                                                 National Secretariat of Confederation.


Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
centrl headquarters, new delhi
list of affiliated organiZations as on 31-12-2019
1.      All India Postal Employees Union Group-C (NFPE)
2.      All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MTS (NFPE)
3.      All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group-C (NFPE)
4.      All India RMS & MM Employees Union Mail Guard & MTS (NFPE)
5.      All India Postal Administrative Offices Employees Union (NFPE)
6.      All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (NFPE)
7.      All India Postal Employees Union GDS (NFPE)
8.      All India Postal SBCO Employees Association (NFPE)
9.      Income Tax Employees Federation, New Delhi (ITEF)
10.    All India Audit & Accounts Employees Association.
11.    All India Civil Accounts Employees Association.
12.    All India Civil Accounts Category-II Association, Mumbai.
13.    National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees, Mumbai.
14.    All India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association, Faridabad.
15.    Botanical Survey of India Employees Association (BSIEA)
16.    Geological Survey of India Employees Association
17.    IBM Employees Association, Nagpur.
18.    ISRO Staff Association, Thiruvananthapuram.
19.    National Federation of Printing, Stationery and Publications Employees.
20.    Class-III Service Association, Survey of India, Dehradun.
21.    Survey of India Class IV Karmachari Union, Dehradun.
22.    Surveyors Association, Dehradun.
23.    Topographical Staff Association, Survey of India, Dehradun
24.    ADI Commission Karmachari Union, Mumbai.
25.    All India Association of Employees & Workers of Maritime Studies, Kolkata.
26.    All India Association of Marine Engineering Workers.
27.    All India Association of Ministerial Staff (Non-Gazetted) Department of Statistics.
28.    All India Association of Superintendents, NSSO, Kolkata.
29.    All India Canteen Employees Association, Mumbai.
30.    All India Census EDP Employees Association, Bhubaneswar.
31.    All India Census Employees Association, Bhopal.
32.    All India Central Government Deaf Employees Association, Hyderabad.
33.    All India Customs and Central Excise Group D Officers Federation, Kochi.
34.    All India Federation of DAO & DA Association, Sirsa.
35.    All India Kendriya Vidyalaya Teachers Association, Thiruvananthapuram.
36.    All India Medical Stores Depot Employees Federation, Chennai.
37.    All India Narcotics Executive Officers Association, Gwalior.
38.    All India Narcotics Group D Employees Association, Kota.
39.    All India Narcotics Group-D  Association.
40.    All India Naval Draughtsman Association.
41.    All India Passport Employees Association
42.    Al India Police Wireless Staff Association, New Delhi.
43.    All India Salt Employees Association
44.    All India CGHS Employees Association
45.    All India Customs Ministerial Employees Association, Kolkata.
46.    All India Defence Accounts Employees Association, Kolkata.
47.    All India Federation of Museum Employees & Workers, Hyderabad.
48.    All India Medical Stores Depots Officials Federation, Kolkata.
49.    All India Nehru Yuva Kendra Acct Association.
50.    All India Nehru Yuva Kendra Workers Welfare Association.
51.    All India Sainik School Employees Association, Thiruvananthapuram.
52.    All India Wireless Staff Association.
53.    Anthropological Survey Employees Association.
54.    ARIES Karmachari Sangh, Nainital.
55.    Association of Radio and Television Engineering Employees (ARTEE)
56.    Central Drugs Laboratory Employees Association.
57.    Central Excise Inspectors Association.
58.    Central Food Staff Association, Thiruvananthapuram.
59.    Central Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees Association.
60.    Central Staff Association of DGE & T, Howrah.
61.    Central Tuberculosis Crops Research Class II & III Employees Association.
62.    Central Tuberculosis Crops Research Class IV Employees Association, Tvm.
63.    Confederation of Pondicherry State Government Employees.
64.    Co-operative Training College Employees Association, Thiruvananthapuram.
65.    CPWD Engineers Association (India) New Delhi.
66.    CPWD Staff Association, Eastern Zone, Kolkata.’
67.    CPWD Workers Union, New Delhi.’
68.    Customs Group D Officers Federation, Mumbai.
69.    Central Water Commission Employees Association, Asansol, West Bengal.
70.    Association of Junior Engineers Central Water Commission, Faridabad.
71.    DMETT Employees & Workers Union, Dhanbad.
72.    DMI Employees Association, Nagpur.
73.    Draughtsman’s CARTO Association, Survey of India.
74.    Electronic Research and Development Central Staff Employees Association.
75.    Employees Association of Directorate of Forest, Dehradun.
76.    Farrakka Barrage Class IV Union.
77.    Farakka Barrage Project Staff Association.
78.    Federation of All India ICMR Employees Associations.
79.    Film Division Staff Association.
80.    Foreign Trade Employees Association.
81.    Graduate Engineers Association, Lakshadweep.
82.    Indian School of Mines Karmachari Union, Dhanbad
83.    Junior Engineers Association, Farrakka.
84.    Laxmibai National College of Physical Education, Gwalior.
85.    Lighthouse and Lightship Employees Association, Noida.
86.    LNCPE Employees Association, Thiruvananthapuram.
87.    Meteorological Department Workshop Union, New Delhi.
88.    Meteorological Employees Association
89.    Ministerial Staff (NSSO) Association, Bhopal.
90.    Ministerial Staff Association, Survey of India, Dehradun.
91.    National Federation of Regional Officers of DGS & D, Kolkata
92.    National Federation of Association and Unions of DGS&D, Kolkata
93.    National Institute of Visually Handicapped Employees Association, Dehradun.
94.    National Library Employees Association, Kolkata.
95.    National Sample Survey Employees Association.
96.    National Savings Employees Association .
97.    NATMO Employees Association, Kolkata.
98.    Non-Gazetted Employees Association, DG & Mines, Dhanbad.
99.    Andaman & Nicobar Islands NGO Association, Portblair.
100.  Opium and Alkaloid staff Union, Neemuch.
101.  Pondicherry State Employees Union.
102.  Rashtriya Press Kangar Union, Nasik.
103.  Regional Research Institute Employees  Welfare Association, Tvm.
104.  Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute staff Union, Thiruvananthapuram.
105.  WCCA Cass III Association, Delhi
106.  Work charged Employees Union, CWC, Jaipur.
107.  Zoological Survey of India Employees Association,
108.  Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy staff Association, Dehradun.
109.  All India Association of Investigators, NSSO (FOD)Ranchi.
110.  Import Export Central Employees Association, Chennai
111.  All India Khadi Karmachari Association, Mumbai.
112.  SHAR Employees Association, Sriharikota.
113.  MANUU  Employees Welfare Association, Hyderabad.
114.  All India DAVP Employees Association, Delhi.
115.  All India Navodaya Vidyalaya Staff Association, Warangal.
116.  All India WPC & Monitoring Non-Gazetted Staff Union, New Delhi.
117.  Song and Drama Division Employees Association, New Delhi.
118.  Forest Survey of India Employees Association, Dehradun.
119.  DOT Employees Association of India, Kolkata.
120.  DGS & D Staff Association, Mumbai.
121.  AIA of Admin Staff MOS & PI, Bhopal.
122.  EPF Employees Federation.
123.  NIOT Employees Federation.

Confederation of Central Government
Employees & Workers


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

1.      The name of the Confederation shall be Confederation of Central Government                                  Employees and Workers.
2.      Aims and objects: The object for which the Confederation is established are:-
          (a)     To unite  the entire Central Government employees Unions, Associations, Federations under the aegis of the Confederation hereinafter referred to  as  Confederation;
          (b)     To ensure the framing of Labour legislation which will guarantee the growth  of trade unions and grant of fundamental rights of unionism without discrimination between Government and non-Government labour.
          (c)     To safeguard and promote the interest of all workers in the Central Govt.  services and to co-ordinate the activities of their unions.
          (d)     To publish one or more journals on behalf of the Confederation.
          (e)     To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.
3.      The office of the Confederation shall be at New Delhi.
4.      Composition:
          (a)     The Membership of the Confederation shall be open to all Unions and Associations, Federations of Central Government employees and workers and the Associations, Federations, Unions of those autonomous bodies, which follow the Central Government rules and regulations and service conditions.
          (b)     Membership register:  Membership register shall be maintained by the CHQ of the Confederation.  The register shall be made available for inspection for any office bearer/member union of the Confederation and by the Inspector deputed by the Registrar of Trade Unions for such purposes.
          (c)     Conditions of benefit:  All members of the affiliated Unions shall be entitled to the benefit provided by the Confederation as soon as they join the Confederation.  No member of the affiliated unions whose name has been struck off from the register of membership under the provisions of the Constitution shall be entitled to the benefit of the Constitution.
          (d)     Forfeiture of rights:  All affiliated Unions which are in arrears of subscription and not paid the quota continuously for two years shall forfeit the rights and privileges of membership at the discretion of the National Executive.

5.      Affiliation:
          (a)     Any Central Government Employees Union or Association or Federation and any unions, Associations, or Federations of the autonomous bodies of the type mentioned in clause (a) of Article 4 and which is organised on a national basis shall be eligible to be affiliated with the Confederation on application in the form prescribed expressing agreement to abide by the Constitution of the Confederation.
          (b)     The State Committee of the Confederation may be eligible for affiliation subject to the provision made in Part II herein.
6.      Affiliation fees:
          A fee of Rs.100 shall accompany the application for affiliation.
7.      Subscription
          Every affiliated Federation/Union/Association shall pay an annual subscription at the  rate of Re.1/- per member of the affiliated Federations/Unions/Associations to the Confederation CHQ within the financial year or with such extended period as decided by the National Executive.
          The subscription shall be payable  within 3 months from the end of the financial year failing which the certificate of affiliation shall be  rescinded.
8.      Management:
          The Management of the Confederation shall be vested in the following bodies:- 
           (a)    The National Conference, which  shall meet once in three years. In exceptional Circumstances, the tenure may be extended by three months by the National executive.
          (b)     The National Council, which shall ordinarily meet once in  a year.
          (c)     The National Executive which shall meet at least once in four months.
          (d)     The Secretariat (which shall consist of office bearers) shall meet as frequently as  considered necessary (with even the available  members at the CHQ and  those who can attend the meeting at short notice) to discuss important and urgent matters.

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

a)      Composition of National Conference:
          The National Conference shall consist of (a) office bearers,  (National   Secretariat (b) National Executive Committee members (c) National Council  members  (d) delegates elected and nominated by the affiliates on the basis of the strength of membership as specified hereunder:-
          a)      Strength of membership                        No. of delegates
          b)      Up to 250                                                  1
          c)      From   251 to 500                                    2
          d)      From 501 to 1000                                    3
          e)      From 1001 to 5000                                  4
          f)       From 5001 to 10000                               6
          g)      From 10001 to 20000                             8
          h)      From 20001 to 50000                             12
          i)       For every 10000 members exceeding 50,000 one additional delegate for every 10,000 members subject to a maximum of 20.
          NOTE :  The National Secretariat is empowered to permit the State Committees of the Confederation /affiliated Associations/Federations to depute observers to the National Conference.
          B.      National Council,
          The National Council shall consist of
          (a)     Office bearers (i.e Members of the National Secretariat)
          (b)     National Executive Committee members
          (c)     The Chief Executives (The General Secretaries or Secretary Generals  as the case may be) of all its affiliated Associations/Unions (in the case of NFPE, the chief executives of all its affiliated Unions/Associations. viz, Postal  3, postal 4, RMS 3, RMS 4 and Postal Administrative union,   Postal Accounts Employees Association, SBCO Employees Association, Civil Wing Employees Association and AIPEU GDS).
          (d)     The Secretaries of all State Committees.
          C.      National Executive Committee
          The National Executive shall consist of
          (a)     Office bearers (i.e. members of the National Secretariat)
          (b)     One member nominated by the affiliated Associations/Unions/Federations having paid up membership of more than 3000 and who are  not represented in the National Secretariat as an office bearer.
          D.      National Secretariat
                   The National  Secretariat shall consist of the elected office bearers.
          10.    Powers and duties.
                   A. National Conference. The National Conference shall be the supreme body of the Confederation and shall have absolute control over the affairs and property of the Confederation apart from the following powers.
                   (a)     to elect office  bearers listed in Article 13.
                   (b)     to consider and adopt the triennial report and accounts of the confederation.
                   (c)     to adopt Budget estimates of the Confederation.
                   (d)     to effect or rectify changes in the constitution of the Confederation by decisions taken by the 2/3rd  majority of the representatives assembled at the National Conference.
                   (e)     to decide all question on policy
                   (f)      to act as a final court of appeal against the suspension of any office bearers.
          B. National Council.  It  shall review the activities and functions of the National executive and shall  take such decisions as are necessary but not inconsistent with the directive, policies and decisions taken by the National conference. The decisions of the National Council will be binding on the National Executive.
          C. National Executive.  In between the sessions of the National Conference/ National Council, the National Executive shall exercise all powers  of the National Conference except as those specified in clauses (a) to (d) of article 10. It shall                                                                           however be competent to take decision on all matters not contrary to the decision of the National Conference and the National Council. It shall have the powers to fill up the vacancies of the office bearers.
          D. National Secretariat.  It will decide upon the steps to be taken to act upon  the decisions of the National Executive. National Council and the National Conference. In between the two sessions of the National Executive the   National Secretariat shall exercise the powers and functions of the National Executive.
11.    Powers and duties of Office bearers. (Members of the National Secretariat)
          The office bearers shall be responsible to the National Conference, National Council and National Executive. The President shall preside over the meeting of the National Executive and exercise general supervision over the work of the Confederation. The working President shall assist the President and shall act as  President as and when the  President  asks him to do so, Vice presidents  shall   perform the duties of the Working President or the President in the absence of working President and President and shall assist them,  in their work and one of them shall preside over the meeting in their absence. Secretary General shall be the chief executive officer of the Confederation. He shall conduct correspondence with all concerned,  sign papers, maintain  minutes books and shall perform all functions attached to the post. He shall also be the editor of the journal/journals published   by the confederation. Secretary shall assist the  Secretary General and work under him. The  Assistant secretaries will carry out the functions assigned to them by the  Secretariat from time to time and shall also assist the Secretary General and the Secretary. They shall also perform the duties of the Secretary General, Secretary.  Financial Secretary shall be responsible for the funds of the Confederation and receive all fees moneys and  contributions on behalf of the Confederation and grant receipts. He shall be responsible for the proper maintenance of accounts of the Confederation. Organising Secretaries shall assist the Secretary General in Organisational matters and shall perform specific duties assigned by the Secretariat or the Secretary General.
12.    Voting in the Managing bodies.
          Each delegate/Councillor or member as the case may be shall have one vote.
13.    Election:
          (a)     The delegate/Councillor/Member of the Executive shall be elected or nominated by the respective affiliated units/State Committees of the Confederation in such a manner as they may deem fit.
          (b)     The National Secretariat (Office bearers): The following Office bearers (members of the National Secretariat) shall be elected from among the delegates attending the National Conference in a democratic manner.
          1.      One President
          2.      One working President
          3.      Five Vice Presidents
          4.      One Secretary General
          5.      One Secretary
          6.      One Finance Secretary
          7.      Five Assistant Secretaries
          8.      Eighteen Organizing Secretaries.
                   In addition, the office bearers of women’s sub committee of confederation (only office bearers and not committee members) shall be special invitees to the National Secretariat meetings.
14.    Expenses of Delegates/Councillors/Executive Committee Members:
          The expenses of the delegate/Councillors/NE members/office bearers, other than the President and Secretary General shall be borne by the respective affiliates/ State Committees of which he is a primary member. The expenses of the President and Secretary General will be met out of the funds of the Confederation. The Secretariat is empowered to authorize meeting the expenses of any office bearers on exceptional circumstances..
15.    Tenure of Office:                        
          All office bearers  and members of the National Executive shall hold office till the next conference.
16.    Auditor
          The Auditor shall be nominated  by the National Council and shall not be an office bearer and shall audit the accounts of the Confederation.
 17.   Notice of meetings
          (a)         Notice of the meeting of the National Conference  shall be served  at least  30  days before the date thereof and notice of the National Council shall be served at least 15 days in advance.  In case of an emergency meeting, the notice period may be reduced by half.
          (b)         The notice of the meetings shall be served only to the affiliated units and not to the National Councillors/Delegates individually except in the case of office  bearers (members of the Sectt) for whom the notice will be served individually.
          (c)          The Secretary General in Consultation with the President and working President may invite representatives of the Unions/ Associations/ Federations (Whether affiliated or not) and the Secretaries of the State Committees on certain occasions when their presence is considered necessary and essential in the deliberations of the National Executive.
18.    Quorum
          (a)         The quorum of a meeting of the National Conference shall be one  fourth of its strength.
          (b)         The quorum of a meeting of the National council shall be one third of its strength
          (c)          The quorum of a meeting of the National Executive and National Secretariat shall be one third of its strength.
19.    Requisition meeting:  A requisition meeting of the National  Executive shall be convened, if six members of the National Executive other than the members of the National Secretariat give notice for the same.
20.    Funds :  The funds of the Confederation shall be deposited in a scheduled bank or in Post Offices and operated jointly by any two from among the President, Secretary  General and Finance Secretary and shall be applicable for the purpose of  (a) payment of salaries and allowances  and expenses to the office bearers and to the representatives of the Confederation  (b) payment of expenses of maintaining the office administration and management including the audit of accounts of the Confederation (c) compensation for and or reimbursement of losses  in Pay and Allowances sustained by any office bearers or any representative of the Union in the interest of the Confederation.  (d)  upkeep of a journal or journals or bulletins published by the Confederation  (e) payment in furtherance of any of the aims and objectives of the Confederation.
21.    Indemnification.  All office bearers, representatives and employees of the Confederation shall be indemnified of the funds of the Confederation against all liabilities incurred by him as office bearer or employees in defending any proceedings whether civil or criminal or to which he has become liable in carrying out instructions given to him by the Confederation.
22.    Changes in the Constitution.  No amendment to the Constitution shall be carried except by 75% members present and voting at the National Conference.
23.    State/District/City committees. State/District/City committees may be formed of all unions in such a manner as may be decided by National Executive in conformity with the provisions made in part II herein
24.    Dissolution of the Confederation.  The Confederation shall be dissolved by a vote in favour of dissolution of three fourth of the voting strength of the affiliated unions.
25.    Bye laws : The National Council or the National Executive in between the sessions of the National Conference shall have the powers to frame bye laws not inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution.
26.    Financial Year:  The financial year shall be from 1st April to 31 st March
Part- II
1.      The State Committees shall be formed at State levels consisting of Unions/Associations of Central Government Employees and workers and autonomous bodies, hereinafter called the State Committee of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers.
2.      The office of the State Committees shall be located at the State capital.
3.      The State Committees shall have power to frame rules to suit the local conditions but not inconsistent with articles of the Constitution of the Confederation.
4.      The State/District/City/Town Committees shall faithfully carry out the directives of the Confederation and shall refrain from chalking out separate programmes on issues, which are already under the purview of the Confederation without prior intimation.
5.      The State/District/City/Town Committees shall collect subscriptions from the members of the affiliated units and remit a portion of the same to the CHQ at the rate decided by the National Conference/National Council/Executive from time to time.
6.      Each State Committee shall have five associate councillors in the National Council who shall have the right to participate in the deliberation and other activities of the National Conference but shall not have the right to vote. The Secretary of each of the State COC shall be the Delegate to the National Conference and shall also be the member of the National Council and shall have the right to vote as a Delegate/Councillor.
7.      Each State Committee of the Confederation of Central Government employes and workers shall remit Rs. 1000 per annum to be eligible for sending the State Secretary as delegate to the National Conference. For every additional one thousand rupees remitted per annum subject to a maximum of Rs.5000 per annum the State Committee shall be eligible to depute one associated member for every additional one thousand rupees remitted.