Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Comrades, campaign extensively to make the demonstrations on 29-04-2013 demanding the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission and withdrawal of bill on New Pension. The below given material can be used to print the hand bill to distribute among our members. It can also be translated into the local language.
As you are aware, the Government of India replied to a question raised in the Parliament has stated that setting up of 7th Central Pay Commission for effecting wage revision of Central Government Employees is not presently under its consideration. In the past when we demanded the appointment of 6th CPC in the year 2005, a similar statement was made by the then Finance Minister. But the joint movement of Central Government Employees for which we created the platform of Steering Committee of the JCM under the leadership of late Com. J.P. Chaubey, the then General Secretary of All India Railwaymen Federation could achieve the demand and the 6th CPC was announced.
The real value of wage determined by the 6th CPC has now been eroded to the extent of above 100% due to unprecedented inflation in the economy and spiraling rise in the prices of essential commodities. While the Government permits wage negotiations and revision in the fully owned Public Sector Undertakings every 5 years, the denial to revise the wages of Central Government Employees despite such large scale erosion in the real value of wages is absolutely unjustified. Besides the above stated reasons the large scale anomalies created by the 6th CPC pay structure also justifies our demand for the immediate constitution of 7th CPC.
The Government had been persisting with enactment of the PFRDA Bill in the Parliament in almost all sessions ever since the UPA-II Government took over. Ironically they could elicit support from the main Opposition Party in the country for this ill advised enactment. Lakhs of new workers who have joined in various Organisations of the Government since 2004 are worried of their future, which is forlorn and bleak, in the wake of the denial of an age old social security scheme of Pension. We have been together opposing this move right from the day the NDA Government introduced the bill in the Parliament in 2003. However our efforts, actions and objections have all been ignored with disdain by the Government. Though they could not muster enough support required to pass the bill in the Parliament, the Union Cabinet has recently taken the decision to allow 49% FDI in the Pension Fund.
In the prevailing situation, it is very much required to channelize our efforts through a wider platform of Unity. After the successful one day nationwide strike on 12-12-12 by the Confederation of Central Government Employees and 48 hours strike in the month of February 2013 by the entirety of Indian working class, the momentum for such a united action to achieve the 7th CPC and protect the Right to Pension picked up fast. Confederation of Central Government Employees, All India Railwaymen Federation and All India Defence Employees Federation came together and initiated such united and joint action by giving a call to hold nationwide demonstrations on 29-04-2013 and issue telegrams to the Honourable Prime Minister of India urging to settle our demands. Join this protest in a big way. Register the strong resentment over the injustice. Express collective intent to achieve the genuine and justified demands. Show the united determination to ward off the assault on our hard earned Rights, including the Right to Pension.
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 4/21/2013 07:22:00 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
DELAY IN ANNOUNCEMENT OF DA CONDUCT NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS ON 23rd APRIL-2013.
CONFEDERATION CALLS FOR A STRONG PROTEST AGAINST THE INORDINATE DELAY IN GRANTING 8% DA TO CG EMPLOYEES BY GOVERNMENT
No. Conf/27 /2013 Dated 17th April 2013
DELAY IN GRANT OF DA - HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATION ON 23RD APRIL 2013
Since the implementation of the recommendations of the 4th Central Pay Commission in 1986, the Dearness Allowance (DA) is paid in two six-monthly installments – in March and September of every year. The practice followed since then is that the order granting DA to government employees is issued in March and September itself.
This time the practice in force since 1986 is violated. Our enquiries with concerned Ministries informed us that the file is already moved for Cabinet approval. But it is nearly a month now. The Cabinet has found no time to take a decision on this.
This naturally is quiet disturbing, especially in the time of galloping price line. The employees have, in the past, fought bitterly for grant of DA and the 3rd CPC gave a definite formula for DA in the aftermath of the one day strike on 19th September 1968. We cannot allow the hard won DA to be tampered with.
Confederation has written to Prime Minister conveying the disquiet amongst the employees over the inordinate delay in the grant of additional installment of DA due from 1st January 2013 and urging the Prime Minister to take immediate steps to assuage the feelings of the employees. Copy of the letter is given along with this Circular.
The Secretariat of Confederation therefore calls upon every affiliate as well as State Committee of Confederation to organise lunch hour demonstration in the work place on 23rd April 2013, Tuesday and send the following telegram to the Prime Minister of India.
TEXT OF TELEGRAM: EMPLOYEES AGITATED OVER DELAY IN GRANT OF DA, URGE TO EXPEDITE ISSUANCE OF ORDERS.
Each affiliate and State Committee of Confederation may send a detailed report on implementation of the programme in their organisation/State to the Confederation CHQ.
CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
A-2/95, Manishinath Bhawan, Rajouri Garden,New Delhi-110 027
Tel: 011-2510 5324: Mobile: 98110 48303
17th April 2013
Dr Manmohan Singh,
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
New Delhi – 110001
Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Govt Employees and Officers – Reg.
I am to invite your kind attention to the delay in the grant of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and officers and the consternation it is causing amongst the employees.
It would be apt to point out here that since the implementation of the 4th CPC recommendations with effect from 1st January 1986, the Dearness Allowance is paid to Central Government employees in two six monthly installments – along with the salary for March and September every year. The 5th and 6th CPCs also recommended the same principle for payment of additional installments of DA and since then the order granting additional installment of Dearness Allowance is being issued well in advance honouring the recommendations.
The Central Government Employees were expecting the announcement of grant of additional installment of Dearness Allowance (8 % with effect from 1st January 2013) and Office Memorandum on that in the month of March 2013 itself. The delay of more than a month has led to disquiet amongst the employees.
I shall be thankful if the fears of the central government of employees are allayed by immediately releasing the additional installment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st January 2013 without any further delay.
Thanking you in anticipation,
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 4/17/2013 10:37:00 AM