As all are aware, the CPWD Employees/ Engineers are on agitation path for a long time against the anti employee policies of Directorate/ Ministry/ Govt. Initially, it was a corporatisation move; which we fought and got stalled. Then, there was re- appointment of a pet retired officer as DG who started acting against all the associations and its leaders. The leaders of service associations were suspended for organising lunch hour demonstrations and were transferred out of their stations to far off places to destabilise associations and agitations (Mumbai is not exception). A Tughlakian restructuring is now being forcefully implemented with lot of problems to Engineers. This week also, the dept issued a dictum for not holding GB of our association at Delhi stating that (the 60 year old) CPWD Engineers association doesn’t have a valid recognition now. The General Secretary-Com. Charan Babu and President- Com. Bhupender Singh were transferred out of Delhi in last February/ March. Their suspensions had to be revoked later after a lot of struggles.
Yesterday ( 10/1/20), the Hon’ble Supreme Court directed CPWD to post both the leaders in Delhi ( ie. at the associations’ HQ)! We feel it is another victory of unity and consistent effort against this Govt.
Here in Mumbai also, we had to approach CAT against the untimely out station transfers in the midst of academic session of engineers including few of our Regional leaders including Er Shishpalsingh. However, in spite of the CAT staying the transfer orders of the applicants, the dept is not willing to accept the same. The CAT had also given another favourable order in the contempt petition filed by us and now the department has approached the Bombay HC against these orders.!
This is the state of affairs in CPWD and all employees are being troubled/ threatened by all means by the present regime.
We are thankful to all National leaders, sister organisations and confederations for the support extended to us. We hope and pray for further support from all in our struggle.
Revolutionary greetings to all!
- Babu O V,
CPWD Engineers Association,