Saturday, September 29, 2018


Central Trade Unions 
call for
Nationwide General Strike 
on 8th and 9th January 2019

National Convention of Workers decides to go for Nationwide General Strike on 8-9 January 2019 against the anti-people, anti-worker, anti-national policies of the BJP-led NDA Government.

The National Convention of Workers held today, the 28th September 2018, in Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi, decided to go for two days’ Nationwide General Strike on 8-9 January 2019 against the anti-people, anti-worker, anti-national policies of the BJP-led NDA Government.

The convention was jointly called by the ten Central Trade Unions (INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC,TUCC, AICCTU, SEWA, LPF, UTUC), in association with all independent National Federations of Workers and Employees, of both Industrial and Service sectors, Central Government and State Government employees, including Railways, Defense, Health, Education, Water, Post, Scheme Workers etc; in the public sector undertaking such as Banks, Insurance, Telecom, Oil, Coal, Public Transport etc, Factories, and from the unorganised sectors-Construction, Beedi, Street vendors, Domestic Workers, Migrant Workers, Scheme workers, Home based workers, rickshaw, auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers, agricultural workers etc., expresses serious concern over the deteriorating situation in the national economy due to the pro- corporate, anti-national and anti-people policies pursued by the Central Government and some of the States ruled by the BJP, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people across the country.
The Presidium of the Convention consisted of Ashok Singh, Ramendra Kumar, S. N. Pathak, K. Hemlata, R. K. Sharma, Probir Banerjee, Lata, Santosh Rai and Shatrujeet Singh.
Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC), Amarjeet Kaur (AITUC), Harbhajan Singh Sidhu (HMS), Tapan Sen (CITU), Satyavan (AIUTUC), G.R.Shivshankar (TUCC), Manali Shah (SEWA), Rajeev Dimri (AICCTU), Sanmugham (LPF), Ashok Ghosh (UTUC) addressed the Convention. Shivgopal Mishra( AIFR) and Guman Singh (NFIR) also addressed the convention.
The Convention noted with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of Demands on minimum wage, universal social security, workers’ status and including pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization of public and government sector including financial sectors and mass scale contractorisation, ratification of ILO Convention 87, 98 etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country. The ILO Convention 177 on Home Work and 189 on Domestic Work are also yet not ratified.

The Convention expressed its grave concern on scraping of hard-won 44 Central Labour Laws and replacing them with 4 employer-friendly Labour Codes and introduction of Fixed Term Employment through executive order. The Convention also expressed its anguish over New Pension Scheme and demand restoration of the old Pension Scheme. The Convention expresses solidarity with the fighting farmers and the Transport Workers of Rajasthan who are on an indefinite strike since 16th September, 2018.

This National Convention of Workers recorded its strong denunciation against the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery. The BJP Governments are using draconian UAPA, NSA as well as the agencies of CBI, NIA, IT to harass and suppress any dissenting opinions.  The peace loving secular people in the country are facing a stark situation of terror and insecurity all around. Working Class will raise its strong voice of protest.

In order to serve the interests of the multinational companies with Indian corporate, the present Government is pursuing blatantly anti-people, anti-workers and anti-national policies at the cost of severely damaging the national economy and destroying its indigenous productive and manufacturing capabilities. Such a regime must be defeated squarely to force the pro-people changes in policies on all fronts. This united platform of the working class resolves to heighten its struggle to that end.

The National Convention of workers adopted the following programmes:

1.    State level, district level and industry/sector level joint conventions  to be held during October/November 2018
2.    Joint Industry-level gate meetings, rallies etc. during November and December,2018
3.    Submission of strike notice jointly with demonstrations during 17-22 December, 2018
4.    Two days countrywide General Strike on 8th and 9th January 2019.

The National Convention called upon working people across the sectors and throughout the country irrespective of affiliations, independent unions, federations, associations to make the above programmes a total success.  

Thursday, September 20, 2018

All India Postal Accounts Employees Association
Central Headquarters
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
13-B, New Mahavir Nagar, DAO Flat, New Delhi – 110018

No. AIPAEA/CHQ/2018                                                                                     Dated   17.09.2018
Shri Dilip Padhye,
Sr. DDG (PAF),
Department of Posts (PA Wing),
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110001.

Sub: Voluntary retirement of officiating AAOs, at PAO, Trivandrum – Reg.

Your kind attention is invited to the matter relating to undue and unnecessary delay in granting voluntary retirement of officiating AAOs in PAO Trivandrum. It is learnt that applications of 3 SAs now officiating as AAOs for voluntary retirement on 10.09.18 and 29.09.18 have been forwarded to Directorate for "necessary action" by the DAP vide letter No.1050/Admn.1/E.I/C-538/2017-2018 dated 11.09.2018 along with another application of one official to whom VR has already been approved w.e.f. 31.08.2018; for post facto approval.
In this connection, it may kindly be seen that as per the extant rules, the appointing authority is competent enough to accept requests for voluntary retirement and also to condone the shortage in notice period, if any. In the instant cases, the DAP is the appointing authority, as the applicants still hold the substantive post of Sr. Accountant. In the past, all such applications were decided by the DAP, without any references to the Directorate. As such, there appears to be no reason in referring the above cases to Directorate, presumably other than in delaying the matter till the expiry of the current spell of officiating. It is also quite unfortunate to note that no intimation whatsoever has been given to those who have applied for VR w.e.f. 10.09.2018.
In these circumstances, it is requested to kindly look in to the matter and arrange to give an immediate suitable instructions to DAP, Trivandrum to settle the case at the earliest.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,
(S B Yadav)
General Secretary


Wednesday, September 19, 2018


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All India Postal Accounts Employees Association
Central Headquarters
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
13-B, New Mahavir Nagar, DAO Flat, New Delhi – 110018
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No. AIPAEA/CHQ/Circular/9/2018                                                     Dated 19-09-2018

Dear Comrades,
      Festive and seasonal greetings to all Comrades, as you are aware that several changes are undergoing in the Department in the name of modernization and digitalization. Department is pursuing its own agenda and policies vigorously without assessing the ground reality. Sudden changing of draft RR of AAO Cadre which was placed on the Official website in March 2017 with the approval by DOP&T, and thereby snatching away the already existing component of SCF Promotions, hasty implementation of CSI without proper training and basic infrastructure in almost all circles, launching of India Post Payment Bank are some of the examples. Demands and issues of staff have been given a go bye, by the Departments. Baring the month of May in which I had an accident almost every week, I visited Directorate and took up the issues of staff & problems faced by various PAOs. Department moved ahead ignoring our genuine demand for modifications in RR of AAO Cadre and conducted the AAO examination for 1010 posts. General Secretary along with President S.Santosh Kumar and Finance Secretary K.S. Rana, met Sr. DDG (PAF), Advisor, DDG (Finance), Director, and ADG (Admn); and discussed on modifications sought by AIPAEA on the RR of AAO Cadre.

Issues like forwarding of applications for transfer under Rules 38, local recruitment, non sanction of Medical advance at Nagpur PAO, problems faced by PAO staff in CSI, reversal of stepping up of pay by reopening already settled cases at PAOs Bhopal and Hyderabad etc were also taken up vigorously by CHQ through discussions. Many letters were also written by the General Secretary on these issues.

The General Secretary also participated in the following programmes and organizational activities.
I)       General Secretary attended the federal executive meeting of NFPE held on 16.05.2018.
II)     Attended the AIC of R3 Union at Ghaziabad from 23.05.2018 to 25.05.2018.
III)   NPS convention at Hyderabad on 10.06.2018 by Confederation, 6 delegates from CHQ attended the NPS convention.
IV)  Federal Secretariat meeting of NFPE, held at New Delhi on 30.08.2018.

National Executive Committee meeting of AIPAEA:-
     It was held at Bangalore on 19.07.2018, and on the following day i.e. 20.07.2018, a grand farewell was accorded to Con. N. Veeresh, Working President, CHQ who was to retire on 31.07.2018. Meeting was well organized by Bangalore units. Chennai, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Patna, Lucknow, Kapurthala units attended the meeting. Our Ex General Secretaries - Com. P. Rajanayagam & Com. T. Satyanarayana; former Working Presidents Com. R.S. Baghel & Com Shivanna; all former Circle Secretaries/Office bearers/leaders from Bangalore attended the programme. In the National Executive meeting discussions were mainly focused on modification sought in RR of AAO Cadre, CSI implementation and problems faced there off, Cadre-restructure, Rule-38 transfers. Ex General Secretaries Com. TSN and Com. Rajanaygam, placed their views elaborately and gave suggestive measures to be taken up along with agitational programmes. Com R.S. Baghel assured his full support to AIPAEA in future struggles.
Com. Veeresh, Com. Dominic, Com. R.B.Suresh, Com. D. Narshima Murthi, spoke on CSI related issues/problems faced in their Circles. Other Circle Secretaries/ Office bearers also placed their view points on various issues/problems faced in their Circles.

Updates on Various Issues:-
1)   AAO Examination was held in July 2018. Results are to be declared only after vacation of stay by the CAT Hyderabad. Though the case initially filed at CAT Kolkatta has since been transferred to PrCAT Delhi and stands disposed off with directions, the stay ordered by CAT Hyderabad is not yet vacated.
2)   Cadre Restructuring: The Authorities are trying to put the issue on hold by citing the reason that the other Union has not given their response on the queries raised by the Finance Ministry.
3)   New transfer policy guidelines have been issued in which residency period for transfer under Rule-38 has been reduced to 2 years from 5 years.
4)   Formation of PAO at Dehradun has been cleared by the CPMG, Uttrarakhand and the new PAO is expected to be opened in a couple of months. The process of identifying accomodation is underway for opening of PAO at Vijayawada also. 
5)    Status of Court Cases:
a)   Sorter/ Group ‘D’ stepping up case is posted on 28.09.2018 for hearing/arguments.
b)  Arrears case has been posted on 12.11.2018,
c)   JA to SA promotion case, W.P. is posted on 24.09.2018 at Supreme Court.
d)  Transfer petition of Hyderabad case on RR of AAO has been posted on 28.09.2018.

In the matter of recovery of pay due to reversal of stepping up of pay by reopening already settled cases at PAOs Bhopal and Hyderabad, the concerned Authorities called to the Directorate on 03.08.2018 and were suitably instructed to abide by the clarifications issued by the PA Wing. But these PAOs are still defying the instructions given by Directorate. Though the GM Hyderabad was again called to Directorate on 17.09.2018 for resolving the issue in our presence, nobody turned up.
Periodical meeting of Association with Sr DDG was held on 17.09.2018. In addition to the 7 old pending items, the following 3 new agenda items were discussed:-
1.   Problems faced by PAO on implementation of CSI
2.   Modifications in the RR of AAO and
3.   Formation of New PAOs at Dehradun and Vijayawada.

Shocking news came on 30.08.2018 that our legendary leader and former Secretary General of AIPAEA, Com. D.V. Dhaktod ji is no more, it come as a big blow to the Postal Accounts Comrades.  He was a shining link with our glorious legacy of P&T Audit and Accounts Association, a militant wing of the Indian Audit and Accounts movement. He played a pivotal role as Secretary General in the formative period, and was instrumental in forming of JAC of Audit and Accounts along with Com. S. K. Vyas ji. Till now, he attended CWC and A.I.C. of our Association and guided us. He was instrumental in formation of Postal Accounts Pensioners Association (PAPA). His demise is a great loss to all of us. Condolences were held in all PAOs on 31.08.2018. CHQ, dips its banner in honor of our great leader, and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.
March to Parliament:
On 05.09.2018, there was a massive march to parliament on the call of Confederation and Central trade Unions. About 20 Comrades of AIPAEA from 6 Circles participated in the march.

23rd A.I.C. of AIPAEA:
The 23rd AIC of our Association will be held at Kolkatta from 27.11.2018 to 29.11.2018. Host unit has, formed the Reception committee and are working hard to hold in an efficient manner. They have already booked the venue and accommodation. All the units are requested to book their tickets to and fro Kolkatta and inform the number delegates/observers from their Unit & their travel itinerary to Kolkatta Comrades.

Remittance of CHQ Quota:
All the Circles are requested to remit their due Quota for CHQ, prior to the All India Conference and also the legal fund as was decided in Nagpur CWC.

 We have to be prepared for agitational programme’s in the coming days, as new schemes and policies are being implemented by the Department without providing adequate basic infra structure and training. Gear up to make the one day Nationwide Strike on 15.11.2018 in support of scrapping of NPS and 9 other Charter of Demands a grand success.

Comradely Yours,
(S.B. Yadav)
General Secretary


                   2018 September 19th is the 50th Anniversary of 1968 September 19th one day strike. All leaders and workers who led and participated in that historic strike have either retired from service or are no more.

                   The indefinite strike of Central Govt. Employees in1960 was the first major strike of Central Govt. Employees after independence.  The five days strike from 1960 July 11 midnight was brutally suppressed by the Central Government declaring it as “Civil Rebellion”.  The main demand of the strike was improvement and modifications in the 2nd CPC recommendations.  The Need Based Minimum Wage, though adopted by the 15th Indian Labour Conference in 1957 was rejected by the 2nd CPC.

                   The Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) was constituted in 1966 by then Home Minister Guljarilal Nanda, as per the decision of the Government.  The apprehension of the progressive leadership that this negotiating machinery may not settle any major demands of the Central Govt. employees and may become just a talking shop or a time killing business, ultimately resulting in abnormally delaying the genuine demands, came true within a year of its formation.  In the very first meeting of the National Council JCM, the following three demands were notified by the staff side.

   1.Grant of Need Based Minimum Wage as approved by the 1957 Tripartite Labour        Conference.
  2.Merger of DA with Pay.
  3.Revision of DA formula

                   After prolonged discussion for about one and a half year, disagreement was recorded.  As per JCM Scheme once disagreement is recorded, the item should be referred to compulsory arbitration.  But Govt. rejected the demand for arbitration.  Protesting against this arbitrary stand of the Govt. the staff side leadership walked out of the JCM and decided to go for one day’s strike.  A Joint Action Committee was formed and the date of the strike was decided as 19th September 1968.  Even though, the INTUC affiliated organizations were initially a part of the strike decision, later on they decided not to join the strike due to the intervention of the then Congress Government headed by Smt. Indira Gandhi. 

The following were the main demands of the strike charter of demands.
1.Need Based Minimum Wage.
 2.Full neutralization of rise in prices.
 3.Merger of DA with Basic Pay.
 4.With drawl of proposal to retire employees with 50 years of age or on completion of 25 years of service.
 5.Vacate victimization and reinstate victimized workers.
 6.No retrenchment without equivalent alternative jobs.
  7.Abolition of Contract and Casual Labour System.

                   Strike notice was served and the Joint Action Council (JAC) decided to commence the strike at 0600 AM on 19th September 1968.  Intensive campaign was conducted throughout the country.  AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation was the major organizations in the JAC.  Govt. invoked Essential Services Maintenance Ordinance (ESMO) to deal with the strike.  Govt. also issued detailed instructions to impose heavy penalty including suspension, dismissal, termination, Break-in-service etc. on the striking employees.  Para-military force (CRPF) and Police were deployed to deal with the strike.  Central Govt. gave orders to all state Governments to suppress the strike at any cost.  It was a war-like situation.  Arrest of Leaders started on 18th September itself.  About 3000 employees and leaders were arrested from Delhi alone.  All over India about 12000 Central Government employees and leaders were arrested and jailed.

                   Inspite of all these brutal repressive measures the strike commenced on 18th after noon itself at many places and was a thundering success all over India and in all departments including Railway, Defence, P&T etc.  About 64000 employees were served with termination notices, thousands removed from service and about 40000 employees suspended.  Seventeen (17) striking employees had been brutally killed at Pathankot, Bikaner, Delhi Indraprastha Bhawan  and at Upper Assam in lathi charge, firing by police and military and by running the train over the bodies of employees who picketed the trains.

                   Though the strike was only for one day on 19th September 1968, the victimization and repression continued for days together.  Struggle against victimization also continued including work-to-rule agitation, hunger fast of leaders from 10th October 1968.  There was unprecedented support to the strike and relief work and also to agitation for reinstatement of the victimized workers, from National Trade Unions, state employees and teachers Unions/Federations etc.  A mass rally was organized before the residence of Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi on 17th October, 1968. 

                   Kerala was ruled by the Communist Govt. during the strike.  Chief Minister Com. E. M. S. Namboodiripad declared Kerala Govt’s full support to the strike of Central Government employees.  The Central Govt. threatened dismissal of the Kerala Govt. for defying the Centre’s directive to suppress the strike. There was heavy victimization in Kerala and Com.N.P.Padmanabhan, State Convener of strike committee was dismissed from service and taken back into service only after 10 years in 1978 when the Janatha Govt came to power at Centre.

                   1968 September 19th strike is written in red letters in the history of Indian Working Class.  The demand raised by the Central Govt. employees - Need Based Minimum Wage - was the demand of entire working people of India.  Even today, the Central Govt. employees and other section of the working class are on struggle path for realization of the Need Based Minimum Wage.  The demand of the Central Govt. employees to modify the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission to ensure Need Based Minimum Wage is not yet conceded by the BJP-led NDA Government.  Even the assurance given by three Cabinet Ministers including Home Minister, Finance Minister and Railway Minister regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is not honoured by the Govt. even after a lapse of two year and  entire Central Government employees feel cheated. 

                   It is in this background, we are commemorating the 1968 September 19th strike. Let us pledge that we shall continue our struggle for realization of the demands raised by the martyrs of the 1968 strike.  Let us pay respectful homage to those valiant fighters who sacrificed their life for the working class of India.  Let us salute and honour all those who participated in the historic strike, especially those who had been victimized severally for joining the strike.  Let us organize various programmes throughout the country at all levels, to commemorate the inspiring memory of 1968 September 19th strike.


                   Pension system was in vogue in India for a century or more and the British Government during the pre-independence era introduced Pension Rules for Government employees and thus made it statutory.  In the year 1982 Supreme Court in its landmark judgement in Nakara’s case declared that - “as per India’s constitution, Government is obliged to provide social and economic security to pensioners and that Government retirees had the fundamental right to pension.....  Pension is not a  bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer.  It is not an ex-gratia payment, but a payment for past service rendered.  It is a social welfare measure, rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the hey days of their life, ceaselessly toiled for their employers on the assurance that in their old age, they would not be left in lurch.”

                   During the advent of globalisation policies in 1980’s the pension reforms also started simultaneously. IMF & World Bank started publishing so many reports and documents emphasizing the need for pension reforms.  They also started studying about the reforms to be undertaken in the pension sector in India.  In 2001, “IMF work paper on pension reforms in India” and World Bank India specific report“India - the challenge of old age income security” were published.  Their work reports emphasized that “Pension obligations or promises made by the Governments which have potential of exerting pressure on Govt. finances, have been a subject of increased focus in assessing medium to long term fiscal sustainability.”  In tune with the dictates of IMF and World Bank BJP-led NDA Government appointed Bhattacharjee Committee in 2001 headed by Ex-Chief Secretary of Karnataka, to study and recommend pension reforms.  Thus after creating ground for pension reforms, under the pretext of implementing recommendations of Bhattacharyya Committee, the NDA Government introduced New Pension System called Defined Contributory pension system for all employees who join service on or after 01-01-2004.  The Congress-led UPA Government which came to power in 2004 continued with the reforms and promulgated an ordinance to legalise NPS.  But UPA-I Govt. could not pass the Pension Bill in Parliament due to stiff opposition of Left Parties supporting it.  Later when UPA-II Government came to power the Pension Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill was passed in the Parliament with the support of BJP, the then opposition party.  Many State Governments governed by political parties other than Left Parties, introduced Contributory Pension System for their employees from various dates after 2004.  Left Front Governments of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura refused to introduce the New Pension Scheme and they continued with the old defined benefit pension scheme.  Congress-led UDF Government introduced NPS in Kerala. After BJP coming to power in Tripura also  Contributory Pension Scheme is introduced recently.  In West Bengal old Pension Scheme continues even now.  Not only newly appointed Central and State Government employees, almost all new entrants of public sector and Autonomous bodies are also brought under the purview of NPS.
                   As per New Contributory Pension Scheme an amount of 10% of pay plus Dearness Allowance will be deducted each month from the salary of the employees covered under NPS and credited to their pension account.  Equal amount is to be credited by the Government (employer) also.  Total amount will go to the Pension Funds constituted under the PFRDA Act.  From the pension fund the amount will go to the share market.  As per the PFRDA Act - “there shall not be any implicit or explicit assurance of benefit except (share) market based guarantee mechanism to be purchased by the subscribers”.  Thus the amount deposited in Pension Fund may or may not grow depending on the fluctuations in the share market.  After attaining 60 years of age i.e., at the time of retirement, 60% of the accumulated amount in the Pension Account of the employee will be refunded and the balance 40% will be deposited in an Insurance Annuity Scheme.  Monthly amount received from the Insurance Annuity Scheme is the monthly pension i.e., Pension is not paid by Government, but by the Insurance Company and hence NPS is nothing but Pension Privatization.
                   Thus it can be seen that the growth of the accumulated amount in the Pension fund depends upon the vagaries of share market.  If the share markets collapse, as happened during the 2008 world financial crisis, then the entire amount in the pension fund may vanish.  In that case employee will not get any pension.  Every fluctuation in the share market will affect the future of pension of those employees who are covered under NPS.  Uncertainty about pension and retirement life looms large over their heads. Even if there is a stabilized share market the 40% amount in the annuity scheme is not enough to get 50% of the last pay drawn as pension, which is the minimum pension as per old pension scheme. Many employees who entered in service after 01-01-2004 has retired in 2017 and 2018 after completing 12 & 13 years of service. They are getting Rs.1400- to Rs.1700- only as monthly pension from Insurance Annuity Scheme. If they have entered service in 2003 i.e., in the old pension scheme, they would have got 50% of the last pay drawn as pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000- as minimum pension, that too without giving any monthly contribution towards pension from their salary. In short, NPS is nothing but NO PENSION SYSTEM.
                   As per clause 12(5) of the PFRDA  Act even the employees and pensioners who are not covered under NPS, can be brought under the Act by a Gazette notification by the Government.  Thus NPS is a Damocles’ sword hanging over the head of all employees and pensioners.     
                   Who is the beneficiary of this pension reforms?  As in the case of every neo-liberal reforms, the ultimate beneficiary is the Corporates.  The huge amount collected from the workers through pension fund is invested in share market by the Pension Fund Managers and this amount in turn can be utilied by the multi-national Corporates for multiplying their profit.  Amount deducted and credited to the Pension fund from each newly recruited employees plus the employer’s share amount will remain with the pension fund and share market for a period of minimum 30 to 35 years i.e., till the age of 60 years.  During this long period of 35 years crores and crores of rupees will be at the disposal of share market controlled by multinational corporate giants.  Ultimate causality will be the poor helpless employee/pensioner.
                   Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) has been opposing the NPS from the very beginning and a one day strike was conducted on 30th October 2007.  It was one of the main demand in all other strikes during these period.  The campaign and struggle against NPS continued and as of now the subjective and objective conditions for a bigger struggle against NPS has emerged as almost 50% of the total employees in Central, State, Public sector and Autonomous bodies are now covered under NPS and are becoming more and more restive and agitated.  7th Central Pay Commission Chairman Retired Supreme court Judge Sri. Asok Kumar Mathur has correctly pointed out that “Almost a whole lot of Government employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004, were unhappy with New Pension Scheme.  Govt. should take a call to look into their complaint”. 
                As per the recommendations of 7th CPC, Central Government appointed a Committee called “NPS Committee” for streamlining the functioning of NPS. The Staff-side has demanded before this Committee to scrap NPS and guarantee for 50% of the last pay drawn as minimum pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000-. Even though, the Committee has submitted its report 18 months back, the Government has not yet disclosed the recommendations of the Committee.          
        Confederation and AISGEF has decided countrywide intensive campaign culminating in one day strike on 15th November 2018 demanding that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme (New Pension Scheme - NPS) imposed on new entrants must be scrapped and the Government should reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Old Pension Scheme - OPS) that was in vogue for a century or more. We are also exploring the possibility of organizing an indefinite strike in the coming days exclusively on one demand i.e., SCRAP NPS, RESTORE OPS for which wider consultations are being made with all like-minded organizations.
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt.
Employees & Workers
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