Thursday, September 30, 2021


India Post ATM Related Charges w.e.f 01/10/2021



Wednesday, September 29, 2021








Saturday, September 25, 2021


 Central Trade Unions, Independent Sectoral Federations and Associations Support Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s Call For ‘Bharat Bandh’ on 27th Sept. 2021

The Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions, independent sectoral Federations and Associations congratulates the farmers of India who are relentlessly fighting demanding repeal of the three farm laws, withdrawal of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 and for legally guaranteed MSP since more than nine months, under the leadership of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM).

 They also congratulated the SKM for its mammoth rally in Muzaffarnagar on              5th September 2021, launching the ‘Mission Uttar Pradesh’ and ‘Mission Uttarakhand’. The SKM has called for the defeat the incumbent governments in these states, which are not only implementing the anti-farmer, anti-people and anti-worker neoliberal policies but also trying to create divisions among the people and polarise society on communal lines, to weaken united struggles. Ignoring the Writing on the walls bound to spell the doom of the Central Government.

 The conduct of the Central Government in its second term not only shows its complete disconnect with the demands of the toiling people, it seems to be deliberately using this period of pandemic to hurry through its pro-corporate agenda as if there is no tomorrow. The Platform condemns, along with the SKM, the Modi Government’s move to announce “National Monetisation Pipeline”, that is meant to hand over the people’s wealth to its corporate cronies. It is bound to burden the common masses with run-away price-rise, which has already become unbearable. Its latest move to tax even the interest in EPF accounts of workers is shocking.

 The Platform takes note that there is wide support to the farmers agitation from the Trade Unions, along with other sections of the toiling people: the agricultural labour, students, youth and women. It has become a movement representing broad democratic aspirations of the people of India.

 The recent incidents in Karnal, Haryana are condemnable and show the true face of the ruling party there. The Platform supports the programme announced by the SKM to gherao Haryana Mini Secretariat with a demand to act against the concerned Government official and compensate those affected by the brutal lathis charge 28th August.

   The trade unions also express their gratitude for the SKM’s support to the struggle of the working class against the anti-worker labour codes.

 The Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent sectoral federations/associations fully support the call of the SKM for observing ‘Bharat Bandh’ on 27th September 2021 and calls upon the entire working class, who are themselves fighting against the four labour codes, privatisation of PSUs in Banks, Insurance, Steel, Electricity, Coal, Petroleum, Defence, Railways, Ports, Air India, Airports, Telecom, Postal Dept, Space Science and Nuclear Science etc. are demanding universalisation of PDS, increase in MGNREGA budget, to ensure its total success through solidarity actions. The ‘Bharat Bandh’ on 27th September will give an emphatic message to the ruling party in the Central Government that the peasants and the working class, the two major sections that are the backbone of our society stand united in opposing its anti-people and anti-national policies. The ‘Bharat Bandh’ will be a strong warning to the present ruling party in the government that its machinations for communal polarisation, to disrupt unity of the people and weaken their struggles, to facilitate corporate loot and serve its masters and donors, within and outside the country, will not be allowed by the patriotic people of this country.  

The Joint Platform of Trade Unions asserts that this united struggle will continue till the three farm laws and the four labour codes are scrapped and the attempts of the government to sell the country through its privatisation drive and NMP are stopped.

And Independent Sectoral Federations and Associations

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Local officiating arrangement against vacant Assistant Accounts Officer Posts.


CWC meeting of AIPAEA held at Sundernagar (HP) from 22.09.2021 to 23.09.2021

 Photos of CWC meeting

Rationalization of AAO posts in Postal Accounts Office in DoP - reg.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Instructions on Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme - reg.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Office order for the PA Wing posting


Monday, September 20, 2021




Relaxation in the eligibility service - change in the crucial date i.e. 1st January.


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Article on 19th September strike

Remembering the great one day
strike of 19th September, 1968

I consider it as my solemn duty to be associated with the webinar organised to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs of the great one day strike of Central Government employees that took place on 19th September, 1968. The Government had considered the strike as a rebellion or a revolt against a democratically elected system. Whatever they could do to terrorise, oppress and 
subjugate by brutal power, they did – but it could not dent the determination of the employees. 17comrades lost their life in that struggle indicating how the Government of the day had been dastardly in their approach towards the strike of the employees, which happened, having failed to receive a reasonable response from the Government over their just, genuine and indisputable demand for the grant of Minimum wage, which proposition had been accepted by the Government earlier in the tripartite meeting. The name of Pathankot, Bikaner, I.P. Estate in Delhi will always be a painful memory in the annals of that great strike action. Thousands of comrades lost their job. Many were terminated and innumerable comrades were proceeded against. Several comrades were dragged into 
criminal cases, which lingered on for years together. 

It is through such sacrifices, a great edifice was built . Confederation became the voice of lakhs of Central Government employees. It became the single platform to articulate the demands, negotiate and settle issues. It united all employees and workers of all departments of the Government of India. Confederation became the forum to initiate struggles and carry it to its logical end. 

The 1968 one day strike had a great prologue and a much greater epilogue. The 1960 indefinite strike of the Central Government employees and the 1974 strike in which the Railways workers were the predominant participants, are recorded as the bitter struggles of civilian employees of India. No strike had created such a tremendous impact over the society. It compelled the Governments and the employers in general to effect a change in their attitude. The Government set up a permanent negotiating forum called JCM.

The 1968 strike will also be remembered for another historical feat. Kerala was the only State in the country then ruled by a communist Government. It openly defied the directive of the Government of India and refused to take recourse to repressive measures to suppress the movement. The then Chief Minister of Kerala, com. EMS. declared that his government would not take any police action against the striking workers, as he firmly believed that strike is an inalienable right of every worker. Com. EMS was threatened of dismissal of his Government but the rulers at the centre did not dare to do.

The 1960,1968 and 1974 strike actions were not mere pages in the struggle history of our movement but glittering stepping stones cemented by blood and sacrifice of our predecessors. We must on this day, though painfully realise that the basic issue that motivated and enthused the rank and file was the demand for a decent wage system based on the minimum wage formula, which the country had promised to the working class. That demand continues to be our demand unrealised till today basically due to the inability of waging a united struggle of all Central Government employees. Today is the day for us to remind ourselves of that unaccomplished task and take inspiration from the fact that the 1968 strike paved way later for the cost indexation of our wages in the form of Dearness allowance for employees and dearness relief for pensioners. 

The post 1968 period witnessed political upheavals of an exponential nature. The declaration of emergency and consequent suspension of all fundamental rights; the losing of power for INC at the centre, the experience of coalition governance, the collapse of the economy, the emergence of communal forces through the spread of hatred; the disappearance of scientific temper from the society; the attack on secularism; the attack on constitutional institutions, capture of State power by creating communal frenzy and above all the intensification of neo liberal economic policies, the corporate ascendancy over governance, the growth of crony capitalism etc. are a few that compels

Whenever the political power is concentrated on a single party having brute majority in the Parliament, the common man had suffered. The rights are curtailed. Legislations which are clearly anti-people in character would be made without deliberations. Most of the labour welfare legislations presently in the statute book of the country have been withdrawn or replaced. Ever since the new liberal economic policies were ushered in, there had been concerted efforts on the part of the Central Trade Unions to unite and fight. Today barring the BMS, the trade union wing of the ruling party, all Central Trade unions have come together to fight the continuing onslaught. Confederation of CGEs and workers had been and continue to be the partners along with the Central Trade Unions and other
independent Federations in this venture. Innumerable strike actions were organised by the Indian working class since 1991. Confederation was part and parcel in all these struggles. But still, the unity of Central Govt. employees is a mirage. There had been no negotiation worth the name even on a vital issue like wage revision after the 7th CPC recommendations. The Government has refused to make any correction to the blatant mistakes in the computation of minimum wage by the 7th CPC. There had been no consultation when the dearness allowance was freezed and denied in April, 2020 taking advantage of the Covid 19 situation. Never before such arbitrary decision has been taken by the Government in the matter of dearness allowance compensation. The Joint consultative machinery, which was set up with the avowed objective of avoiding the civil servants going on strike has been almost dismantled. Its meetings are not held and no consultation is made on any issue. The
efficacy of our organisation in the face of these onslaughts has undoubtedly dwindled. The unity of the Central Government employees, which gave militancy to the movement in 1968 has disappeared. This is not to say that the Confederation had been complacent or is complacent today. It is only to emphasise that our activities are not sufficient enough.

In 1960s and 1970s, we have been raising the slogans against the monopoly capital. The Indian industrial scene in those days were dominated by two houses, viz. Tatas and Birlas. Today when the entire country is gobbled up by Adani and Ambani, we must painfully realise that it did not figure even in our slogans. 19th September, when we salute our martyrs, when we commemorate that great struggle, when we feel gratified of our achievement of cost indexed wage structure, when we remember with gratitude the sacrifices of our predecessors, it must also be an occasion to ponder over the present state of affairs, make introspection and do things tangible enough to encourage the younger comrades to tread the path of struggles and ensure a better tomorrow .

Observe 53rd Anniversary of Historic One Day Token Strike of 19th September 1968

19th September 2021 is the 53rd anniversary of the historic one day token strike of the central government employees organised on 19th September 1968. The day is being observed throughout the country by the CG employees.

The major demands of the strike were grant of minimum wage, DA according to the cost of living index and merger of DA with pay. All these issues were taken by the unions in the newly formed National Council of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM), but not only they were denied, but also arbitration was refused despite provision for the same in JCM constitution. No fruitful discussion took place even after serving of strike notice.  There was no other go before the unions, but to resort to strike. Government promulgated Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) according to which strikers were liable to be punished with 6 months imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 500. Those who instigated strike were to be punished with one year imprisonment and a fine of Rs.1000. 

Lakhs and lakhs of workers went on strike on the day crippling the entire central services, despite ordinance and other black laws. P & T, Railways, Defence, Audit & Accounts, Income tax and other services were severely affected by the strike. It was almost standstill in many essential services.

Tens of Thousands of workers were arrested, jailed and punished. Lakhs of employees were suspended, terminated and charge sheeted.  Seventeen employees were either shot dead or beaten to death and became martyrs for the cause of the workers. Such repressive measures were seldom seen earlier. Recognition of the unions was withdrawn.


It was only the Communist government in Kerala with Com.E.M.S.Namboodiripad as Chief Minister, which declared that the state government will not implement the ESMA against the striking workers. There was rumour that the state government may be dismissed, but nothing happened.

The repression and victimisation were condemned by the central trade unions, except INTUC. Heated discussion took place in the Parliament with the Communist and other Left M.P.s strongly raising their voice for vacation of victimisation and acceptance of the demands of the workers.   International trade unions declared their solidarity and support to the strike and condemned the victimisation.

The next three years was a period of incessant struggles against victimisation. By about 1971 almost all workers were reinstated. But severe punishments were imposed.  Recognition of the unions was restored. 

53 years are over after the One Day Token strike of 1968. Those who were participants in the strike are all retired. Some have left us forever. But we remember their courage, unity and steadfastness in going in to the struggle against all odds and refusing to surrender to the repressive measures of the government. 

Though it took many more years, the right of DA increase as per increase in cost of living index is established. Some other demands are also achieved, but not the need based minimum wage. 

During the Covid pandemic period, Modi government  has frozen increased DA and DR  for workers and pensioners for long 18 months since January 2020. From July 2021 it is restored, but the arrears continue as frozen. Trade union rights are being curtailed. Hard won labour achievements are being taken way. Pension Revision for BSNL pensioners has not been given. Medical allowances and reimbursement are still to be settled. 

Sustained struggles are being waged by Kisans against the anti-kisan laws passed by the government. Central trade unions are on continuous struggles. It is under such circumstances that we are observing the fifty third anniversary of the historic strike of 19th September 1968.

On this day, we salute the martyrs of the 1968 strike and pledge to continue the struggles for the cause of the workers.  

Red Salute to the Martyrs of 1968 Strike !

Unity for Struggle, Struggle for Unity!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Federal Executive of NFPE resolves to protest overstepping of rules by DOP

Friday, September 17, 2021

Relieving of the AAOs transferred vide OM dated 27.08.2021 reg.


Transfer/Posting of the AAOs vide OM dated 27.08.2021.

Letter to Sr. DDG (PAF) to implementation of transfer order on under Rule 38 dated 06.08.2021.