Monday, August 15, 2016

7th Pay Commission – CG Employees can expect revised Allowances by November – The information was given by finance minister Arun Jaitley to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday in response to a question pertaining to the pay commission.

7th pay commission – The government is likely to take a decision about the hike in allowances for Central government employees by November this year when the panel appointed to examine it submits its report.

The committee headed by finance secretary has secretaries from home affairs, defence, health and family welfare as its members; the first meeting of the committee that was constituted on July 22 was held on August 4.
The information was given by finance minister Arun Jaitley to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday in response to a question pertaining to the pay commission.
The hike in the salary component as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission (CPC) was accepted with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016. The arrears have been paid to the 47 lakh employees while 52 lakh pensioners are expected to get their arrears in due course.
A study by Tata Strategic ManagementGroup had estimated the quantum ofallowances at Rs. 34,000 crore. This could change if the committee differs from the hike proposed by the 7th CPC.
The committee has been asked to submit its report within four months. Therefore, a decision on increased allowances for about 1 crore employees and pensioners can be expected by November.
While approving the recommendations of the 7th pay commission, the government has said in an official statement on June 29 that the committee to examine the allowanceswill submit its report in a time-bound manner.
The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others after examining 196 allowances.
“Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinetdecided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th pay commission on Allowances. The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existingAllowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates,” the statement said.
The Union Cabinet also decided to appoint two separate committees to examine implementation of pension under the National Pension Systems (NPS) and discrepancies/anomalies that could stem from implementing the 7th CPC.
The recommendations of the 7th central pay commission cover 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.
Source: IBtimes

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Circle union adressed CPMG for grant of OTA or C.Off to staff on extra seating- early calling in office due to CBS related frequent problems.

Email to Chief Postmaster General Gujarat Circle, Ahmedabad on 13-07-2016

Hon. Sir,                                     Date: 13-8-16
Namaskar. The matter for issue of instructions for noting of details of extra attendance on records of each office and grant of Overtime Allowance or C.Off in lieu of extra attendance by postal staff in CBS offices due to system/Network failure was discussed in relevant item in previous RJCM meeting and it was agreed and instructions are not yet issued by C. O.


It has become a routine harassement to our staff. On 11th Afternoon to 12th August late evening there was total blockage of work due to Sify side issue. Nobody was knowing how much time, they have to sit in office for EOD. Divisional heads were pressing staff to stay in office. Ultimately a message was moved as under:

As per instructions of DD-CEPT, Please leave for the day and instruct the officials to come 7:00 AM on 13-Aug-2016 to clear the Blocking validations.

Thank you for your patience. Good night.

Regards,
CEPT EOD Team.


Now see, our officers are exploiting staff if they are late in office even for few minutes. So many officers keep attendance registers in their chambers and suppress staff for any occasional lecuna. How can it be agreeable that same staff sit extra hours uncalculated time without any reward? How can they all be asked to attend at 07-00,am without any remuneration or OTA?

Staff side urges for issue of instructions that OTA or C/off should be granted on such occasions. Please issue instructions also as per RJCM discussions.


with regards, 

yours Sincerely

Rashmin Purohit
Circle Secretary
AIPE Union Group 'C'
Gujarat Circle
At: Junagadh HO 362001
09427208408

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Govt to set up 2 Committees to hire retired Central Govt Employees



NEW DELHI – Two committees will soon be set up by the government for hiring of retired CG employees as consultants in various Ministries and departments, Lok Sabha was informed today.
Minister for Personnel and PMO Jitendra Singh said bureaucrats and polity were two essential pillars of democracy and bureaucrats and civil servants were tools of governments.
“We can’t achieve good governance with bad tools. Therefore, it sometimes become necessary to appoint retired bureaucrats. We are now planning to set up a committee with representatives of concerned Ministries or Departments as well as Department of Personnel which will select such candidates.
“If the appointment would be for more than two years and the salary would be more than Rs 50,000, another committee, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, would consider any such proposal of appointment of retired bureaucrats,” he said during Question Hour.
The Minister said while appointing retired bureaucrats as consultants, the government’s efforts were always objective rather than subjective.
“As the consultants and advisors are not to be engaged against regular posts, it is not likely to affect the morale of serving officials or employment opportunities for the youth. Moreover they bring expertise with them which only improves overall efficiency of the government,” he said.
Singh said as per the extant rules, the Ministries and Departments may hire external professionals, consultancy firms or consultants for a specific job, not against regular post. Some retired senior civil servants having expertise and eminence are also appointed as advisors with a view to achieve certain specified public policy objectives.
The Minister said the government is also framing guidelines for appointment of retired CG employees as consultants.
Source: ET

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on allowances, says FM Jaitley

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on allowances, says FM Jaitley

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take a decision on the suggestions of a special committee which has been set up to look into the provision of allowances under the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.
Replying to a question on the pay commission in Rajya Sabha, the minister said the government has decided that the recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance, will be examined by a committee headed by Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare among others as its members.
The committee, which was constituted on July 22, has been asked to submit its report within four months. Its first meeting took place on August 4.
“As far as allowances are concerned, 51 have been abolished while 37 have been subsumed. As the measures are radical in nature, even the employees’ unions have given their suggestions in the matter and therefore a special committee has been formed to look into it. Whatever the committee decides, it will go to the Cabinet,” Jaitley said.
The matters relating to pay and pension as decided by the government have been implemented with effect from January one this year.
Replying to a related question, Jaitley said it was the responsibility of the state governments to pay the salaries of their employees from their internal resources.
“So they will have to manage it from their own resources,” he said.
Digvijaya Singh (Congress) said the banking industry was in a crisis and lakhs and crores of rupes have gone into NPAs, willfull defaulters’ list and restructured loans.
So in this changed scenario, was the government planning to amend the section 45(E) of RBI Act 1934 which prohibits disclosing credit information, he asked.
“Transparency is a very popular word and it is being accepted all over the world. With transparency and with the coming of RTI Act, even then in some matters it is balanced with commercial confidentiality..There are some laws which are there since long time like the Income Tax..
“Therefore, the governemnt will have to work under the framework of these laws. Currently, the government has no proposal to change this provision,” Jaitley said.
As per 45(E) of RBI Act 1934, RBI is prohibited from disclosing credit information except under certain conditions.
Jaitley said the RBI gives detailed guidelines to banks on how to deal with the non-performing assets, stressed assets and how restructuring could be done.
To a question from KTS Tulsi, Jaitley said “trading and industrial advances” amount for larger NPAs in the country.
“As far as different sectors are concerned, there has been an experience that in case of smaller loans the level of NPAs have been much lesser. For example in the macro financing etc, the recoveries are to the extent of 99 per cent and therefore NPAs are much lesser. The higher NPAs are really in relation to much larger trading and industrial advances,” he said.
As of March 31, the gross NPAs of public sector banks stood at Rs 4.76 lakh crore, Jaitley said.
On hearing this, Tulsi said “that’s why farmers are killing themselves.”
Jaitley said the “farmers were killing themselves because the prices are not remunerative, the cost of cultivation has gone up and they are not able to pay off debts. This is the principle reason why the farm sector was in distress”.
Replying to a separate question, Jaitley said RBI had ordered an asset quality review of entire banking system which has been done on basis of which NPAs are now openly stated.
“And that is why in each quarterly asessment a provision is being made by classifying the NPAs as NPAs which was otherwise not being done. Therefore the accouts and balancesheets are now being cleaned up under the asset quality review which is being undertaken,” he said.
Source : zeenews

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension


No.4/38/2008-P&PW (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
(Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 4th August, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject-Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorpt ion in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies – Stepping up of notional full pension w.e.f . 1.01.2006 for the purpose of Dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners.
Orders for revision of 1/3rd restored pension of absorbees , who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption, were issued vide this Department O.M. of even number dated 15.9.2008 as amended/ modified vide OM No.4/30/201 0-P&PW(D) dated 11.07.2013. As per these memorandums, the full pension of the absorbees was notionally revised w.e.f . 1.1.2006 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008. The payment of DR and additional pension to old pensioners is regulated on the basis of the notional full pension.
2. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 for stepping up of the pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f . 24.9.2012 . Accordingly, the notional full pension of the absorbee pensioners was also stepped up w .e.f 24.09.2012 in accordance with the instructions contained in the aforesaid OM dated 28.1.2013 vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 03.04.2013.
3. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM No 38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 30.07.2015 for revision of pension/ family pension of all pre- 2006 pensioners/ family pensioners in accordance with this Department’s OM dated 28.01.2013 with effect from 1.01.2006 instead of 24.09 .2012 . Accordingly , the notional full pension of absorbee pensioners was also revised in accordance with the instructions contained in aforesaid OM dated 30.07.2015 w.e.f. 1.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012 for purpose of payment of dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners vide this Department’s OM of even no. Dated 17.02.2016.
4. Instructions have now been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 38/37/08 P&PW(A) dated 6.04.2016 that the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and the grade pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per fitment table without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement. Accordingly , the notional full pension of absorbee pensioners would also be revised in accordance with the instructions contained in aforesaid OM dated 6.04.2016 w.e.f. 1.01.2006 and dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners would be admissible on such notional revised full pension . There will, however , be no change in the actual 1/3rd restored pension determined in accordance with the OM dated 15.09.2008 read with OM dated 11.07.2013.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No.1(5)/E.V/2012 dated 4.07.2016.
sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director
Source: NFIR

Friday, August 5, 2016

MAKE INTENSIVE PREPARATIONS AND CAMPAIGN TO MOBILIZE ENTIRE POSTAL WORKERS TO MAKE THE 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2016 ONE DAY STRIKE A HISTORIC SUCCESS.


        WORKING CLASS UNITY ZINDABAD                             INQUILAB ZINDABAD

2nd SEPTEMBER -2016  ONE DAY  ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE ON CALL OF ALL CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS & INDEPENDENT FEDERATIONS INCLUDING  CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES  AND WORKERS AND NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES.

2016 September 2nd General Strike 12 Point Charter of Demands of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions submitted to government


5 per cent interim relief released by HP govt


5 per cent interim relief released by HP govt 
Himachal Government today released five per cent interim relief to its employees and pensioners from August 1 this year.
The Interim Relief (IR) would be paid on basic salary plus Grade Pay but would not be part of salary and no allowance would be payable on it, a notification issued by the government said.
The pensioners would also get five percent interim relief from August 2016, payable along with pension for the month.
The release of IR would put annual burden of about Rs 300 crore on the state exchequer, Additional Chief secretary, SK Baldi said.
Chief minister Virbhadra Singh had made the announcement to release five per cent IR from August 1 during his budget speech in March this year.
However, the government has not yet released the installment of six per cent additional DA to the employees which was due from January 1, 2016.
Meanwhile, the government?today announced 8.1 per cent interest on general provident Fund and other such savings to the employees for current Financial Year.
Source : zeenews

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A note by Rashmin Purohit Circle Secretary All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' Gujarat Circle, regarding precautions and assurance of security of Postal employees working on counters and dealing with customers.


For Bhuj incident, where a customer assaulted on our PA and damaged furniture/broken counter glasses,  police complaint launched. I have talked to SP Bhuj for launching police complaint by head of the office because it is case of damage & distraction of govt properties. I also requested to arrange one "Security personal" in day time. He agreed for both things and also confirmed to Com. Dhaval Gusai our Divisional Secretary at Bhuj.

After quite unsatisfactory function of CBS and delay and difficulties in day to day work, all officers at all levels know everything. Annoyed customers are used to entertain hot, abusing and threatening conversations with our concerned staff. Anytime, violence like this Bhuj incident can occur at any office. I am sad but clear about painful experience of administrative functionaries that it thinks constantly about pleasing higher authorities but thinks a little about sufferings of staff. They are very fast in forcing any type of work on any day with threat of 'serious view' and 'disciplinary actions' but they are very slack in resolving even minor problems of staff. Our staff at lower level suffer various types of exploitation without making it an issue because of fear of revengeful transfer, disc action or other atrocities. This is reality, a distinct picture. As a Circle Secretary, I don't want to leave any problems unattended and settled but if the sufferers don't show courage of writing and representing their problems, it becomes very difficult to raise voice strongly. 

We are also taking up above said Bhuj issue with circle administration for review of this incident and ensure security of employees by taking two immediate actions:

1. Provision of CC TV camera with full recording of footages round the clock.

2. Provision of Security guard at all HOs through out day.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

ONE MORE CLARIFICATION REGARDING NJCA's STAND ON NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS)


QUERY --- Just like the issues of Salary hike, Fitment formula or parity of Pension, the issue of NPS is common to all Central Govt. Departments. In spite of that, this issue appears to be less highlighted. I represent a unit where 80% of the employees belong to NPS and all of us are aware of the pros & cons of the scheme and we are really concerned about our future
Com. S. Das, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA (NFPE), Postal Accounts, Assam Circle, Guwahati.


REPLY ----- Thanks for your concern. The problem of NPS employees are well taken care of by the NJCA.  Please see the Press Statement issued by NJCA on 6th July 2016 after taking the decision to defer the strike which is published in confederation website. The last paragraph reads as follows------- "The NJCA particularly notes that the Govt. has set up a separate committee for reviewing the New Pension Scheme, which has been a matter of concern to all employees and workers who are recruited to Govt. services after 01.01.2004." Please also see the para -12 of the Press Communique issued by the Govt. through Press Information Bureau immediately after the Cabinet decision on 29th June 2016 which reads as --------- "Para-12--- The Cabinet also decided to constitute a separate committee to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of New Pension System (NPS)". Cabinet decision is taken as it is one of the important demand of the Charter of demands of NJCA submitted to Govt. NJCA shall take follow up action on this particular demand as all of us are very much concerned about this important demand. This demand is directly linked to the policy of the NDA Govt. as all of you are aware that it is the previous NDA Govt. which took a Cabinet decision in 2003 to implement New Contributory Pension Scheme to Central Govt. Employees from 01.01.2004.

M. Krishnan 
Secretary General
Confederation

Friday, July 8, 2016

CLARIFICATIONS



M. Krishnan, Secretary General,
Confederation of C. G. Employees & Workers

Dear Comrades,

We are in receipt of messages and emails from our grass root leaders and workers conveying their concerns over the decision of NJCA to defer the indefinite strike. Comments are circulated in other social medias like whats app etc. also. As it is not practically possible to reply to all the queries and comments, to put the record straight, we are clarifying below the common points raised by most of our comrades and well-wishers. We sincerely thank all those leaders, comrades and well-wishers, who have conveyed (and still conveying) their views, opinions, criticisms and concerns to the confederation CHQ.

1.      CONVEYING THE DEFERMENT OF THE STRIKE EVEN BEFORE THE NJCA FORMALLY ANNOUNCED IT:

NJCA has taken serious note of this incident and shall take precautionary measures in future.

2.      WHETHER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CABINET DECISION ON 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE DELAYED FURTHER FOR FOUR MONTHS

The question of keeping in abeyance the implementation of the Cabinet decision on 29th June 2016 regarding 7thCPC recommendations, till the High Level Committee submits its report to Govt, was discussed in the NJCA meeting. It is decided that NJCA should not demand it, as the employees may be put to hardship, especially those who are in the verge of retirement. Com Shiv Gopal Misra, Convenor, NJCA has confirmed from the Finance Ministry that Govt notification on 7th CPC recommendations is under process and it will be issued shortly, payment may be made from August salary.

3.      WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMPOWERED COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED EARLIER AND THE NEW HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE?

The new High Level Committee is the product of the discussion held by Group of Ministers including Home Minister, Finance Minister and Railway Minister with NJCA leaders after announcement of the Cabinet decision, in the wake of an impending indefinite strike. Govt is compelled to appoint the new Committee, as the decision taken by the Govt on the proposals submitted by the Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary (details of proposals of ECoS is not known to staff side) is not acceptable to the NJCA. Hence the new Committee shall be to reconsider the decision of the Govt. especially regarding minimum wage and fitment formula. Inspite of the assurance of the Groups of Ministers that the Committee is being constituted to reconsider the Govt. decision, if the Govt. again reject our demand, the NJCA have to reconsider its stand and deferred strike shall be revived.

4.      POSITION REGARDING ALLOWANCES

All allowances including HRA, transport allowance, fixed medical allowance to pensioners etc. are referred to a committee headed by Finance Secretary. Committee shall submit its report within four months. Pending final decision based on the report of the Committee, all existing allowances to be paid as per the existing rates in existing pay structure. Govt. may try to deny arrears of revised rate of allowances by implementing it from prospective date as in the past. This issue will be further discussed by the NJCA with the proposed Committee.

5.      WE WOULD HAVE GOT A BETTER SETTLEMENT IF NJCA HAS GONE AHEAD WITH THE INDEFINITE STRIKE

All of us are aware that NJCA is not a monolithic, composite organization. It is a united forum of independent organisation. Each Federation has its own identity and individuality and take decision as per the direction of the managing bodies of each organization. Hence different views may emerge in the NJCA, but final decision is taken by consensus. If each organization stick on to its own stand and others to follow it, there is no question of consensus and NJCA will not exist.

With all its inherent weakness and limitations, the NJCA has successfully challenged the NDA Govt’s stand that there is no negotiation with the staff side on the 7th CPC recommendations. Govt. thought that once the Cabinet decision is announced unilaterally, followed by unleashing of well-orchestrated media propaganda that big bonanza is given for Central Govt. Employees, the NJCA will be forced to withdraw its indefinite strike decision. But the calculation of the Govt went wrong. NJCA took a firm stand that unless and until the retrograde recommendations especially minimum wage and fitment formula is modified, there is no question of withdrawing the strike. All the Federations are firm on this demand which ultimately compelled the Hon’ble Prime Minister to intervene. (NJCA has written to Hon’ble Prime Minister for intervention even before the Cabinet decision, but the Govt. ignored the NJCA’s appeal at that time). As per the direction of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Sri Arun Jaitly and Railway Minister Sri Suresh Prabhu discussed the main issues raised in the Charter of demands with NJCA leaders, and assured that Govt. will appoint a High Level Committee to reconsider the decision of the Govt., especially on minimum pay and fitment formula. This assurance was given with the approval of Hon’ble Prime Minster.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WE ARE GAINERS, NOT LOOSERS

FriendZ, don't get irritated.

We are gainers, not loosers.

Our demands are not rejected. Even after rigid approach, Modi govt came out for negotiations.

Negotiations were strong only because strike preparations were strong in every corner of country.

Our united, strong, well arranged, decisive readiness of strike has made our leaders voice stronger and govt had to come to us, calm down and propose a way out.

A committee, as a result of negotiations with all leaders of all CG depts (NJCA) , is not a loly-pup committee. If they do anything which create cheating or breach of promise, ARE WE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO PRESERVE/SUSTAIN OUR UNITY AND TEMPERAMENT FOR FOUR MONTHS??

I know, we all have done much to create and uphold general mood of masses in our circle Gujarat..we will continue this group and exchange views and news. All unions all leaders of all wings are in this group and 'Youth Power' is active : proactive in the group.

After 4 months we will be similarly strong, united and YöùñG too...

Rashmin Purohit
Circle Secretary AIPEUIII
& Working President AIPE Union Group 'C' (CHQ)
🙏🏼💪🏼👊�✊🏼✌🏻

Thanks to all of you.
Don't spread frustrating or negative views. Be positive.

We are ready

MESSAGE BY RASHMIN PUROHIT CS AIPEU GR C GUJARAT AND WORKING PTRSIDENT CHQ NEW DELHI TO GEN. SECRETARY, AIPEU GROUP C CHQ AND SG NFPE // M. KRISHNAN . SEC GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF CG EMPLOYEES..
........
                                    
Dated :  06.07.2016

To
Com. R. N. Parashar,
Secretary General , NFPE
/General Secretary,
AIPEU GR. C, CHQ,
New Delhi 110 008.

Dear  Com.,

Hope decision would be taken favourably  to go ahead for the announced Indefinite Strike 
from 11th July 2016 in total, with all the Central Govt. Employees’ organizations including Railways and Defence.

All the demands we have placed are equally important like GDS demands and Postal charter of demands, like the Minimum pay and Fitment formula. Withholding of Annual Increments in the name of non performers and introducing Efficiency Bar for MACP/ promotions and introduction of compulsory retirement, will definitely curb the trade union activities and will pose a question on the existence of Unions.

Hence, it is of my personal opinion, as well as opinion of the major chunk of the employees that the announced strike should not be withdrawn, unless there is an agreement with the Govt/Empowered Committee on all the charter of demands with  recorded minutes. If consensus could not be arrived with the Main Players of the NJCA, our mighty organization should make a record of protest, by means of atleast two days strike, pressing for our  demands.

GUJARAT CIRCLE IS READY EVEN FOR TWO DAYS STRIKE ON OUR DEMANDS

Hope, you would take a firm decision on this,  to keep the high values of our mighty organization.

Fraternally yours,

RASHMIN PUROHIT,
WORKING PRESIDENT, 
AIPEU GR. C, CHQ.&
CIRCLE SEC.,AIPEU GR. C, GUJARAT

Saturday, July 2, 2016

If we rise up, They will come down

Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Valsad divisions organized 
staff meetings on 1/7. Ahmedabad city dn will hold executive committee mtg on 2/7.

What plan other divisions are yet thinking?

In only few hours right from govt's declaration on pay commission as it is in recommendations, there was total resentment and revolutionary anger amongst all cadres of central govt depts  against unacceptable minimum pay @18000 (which was already @17500) and illogical & deceiving fitment formula which has spread over in entire country like a storm.. 5th & 6th pay commission gave us pay hike of 42% & 52%. This 7th CPC gave only 14% hike in basic pay.

All CG employees started expression of their anger very strongly on all types of social media. This has put govt in 'rethinking mode'

If govt refuses change on main points of minimum pay and rational pay hike, if there is no consideration of charter of demands, nobody can prevent us from embarking upon a historical and strong indefinite strike.

HOW MANY COMMITTEES?

WE RESPECTFULLY CONVEY TO OUR TOP LEADERS ALSO THAT WE CANNOT TOLERATE ONLY DRAMA AND DELAY TACTICS. 

NOW COMMITMENTS MUST PRECEDE ANY COMMITTEE.

They formed, after our strong protest against unjust recommendations of pay commission, an "Empowerment Committee" which now appeared as without powers (!).

Nothing was corrected & enhanced after long process and futile hearings by this committee and the Govt declared implementation of original unjustifiable recommendations of pay commission as it is. With this they announced one more committee to consider recommendations regarding various allowances. 52 types of allowances were recommended for discontinuance. On 30-6-16 itself leaders of NJCA were called to meet a group of Ministers and offered one more committee to examine our main demand of increasing Minimum Pay from 18000 to 26000 and change in Fitment formula besides other demands as per COD.


Remember,
Now, or Never.

Stronger we prepare, weaker the govt become...

If we rise up,
They will come down.

If we don't raise and rise..
They can, on us, smile and ride..


rashminpurohit@rediffmail.com
aipeugujarat@gmail.com

Friday, July 1, 2016

Latest information

Govt called Leaders of NJCA for talk at 8.00pm yesterday and Shri. Shiva Gopal Mishra Convenor along with S/Shri. M. Raghaiyah,  K.K.N.Kutty and C. Shrikumar Members NJCA met a Group of Ministers in which S/Shri. Rajnath Singh Hon. Home Minister, Shri. Arun Jetli Hon. Finance Minister, Siresh Prabhakar Prabhu Hon. Railway Minister and  Manoj Sinha Hon. MoDT were present on behalf of Govt of India.

It has been very clearly conveyed by our leaders that without changing the Minimum wage and Figment Formula, there cannot be any agreement and our movement for strike will continue.

The govt proposed to refer the issue of Minimum wage and Fitment formula to a committee for reconsideration. 

We don't want to come down without a concrete result. 

Friends, make strike efforts stronger and stronger. That will definitely compel the government to come down   and accept our demands.

The NJCA will again meet on 6th July at 11 am for taking appropriate decision.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

All Divisional Secretaries must put 100% involvement and send brief details to Circle union regarding preparations for the Indefinite Strike from 6th July

Now is the time for All Divisional Secretaries and/or other  Leaders to come forward and confirm and make commitment that there will be 100% strike in their divisions right from beginning from 6am 11th July 2016. Get such commitments from each and every staff member connected on wall of one or other social media.

All may also give brief note regarding their preparations, circulars issued to members, divisional Executive committee meetings and staff meetings held and other relevant movements.

If any divisional secretary is not using android phone or using Internet, whatsapp, fb etc members should insist him to immediately start using it and in the meantime any one of other leaders should establish direct connection with Circle Secretary.

There will be no circulars from Circle union. Everything is available on our websites and other modes. No excuses. No laxity. Don't keep merely watching. Come forward and start to speak strongly to make our indefinite strike fully successful. 

११ जुलाई से हमें अनिश्चित कालीन हड़ताल पर जाना ही है.

साथिओ, समजिये,हमारे साथ क्या हुवा है? हमने नेशनल  जे. सी. ए . बनाई. सभी केंद्रीय कर्मी एक मंच  पर  आ  गए. हमने कई आवेदन दिए, मुलाकात की, मांगपत्र और स्ट्राइक नोटिस भी दी, धरने किये, रेलिया निकाली, पार्लियामेंट मार्च किया, हमें इस सरकार से उम्मीदें ही कम  थी, इसलिए हम यह सब संघर्ष करते रहे. लेकिन, सरकार ने हमारे मांगपत्र, अभूतपूर्व  एकता, स्ट्राइक नोटिस .. सभी प्रयासों  की  सोची- समजी अवगणना की  है. सबकुछ नकार दिया. क्या इसे हम हमें दी गयी चुनौती नहीं समजेंगे? 
          .                                                                                                                                                                                              बुधवार को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में हुई बैठक में 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को स्वीकार कर लिया गया. इस कदम को लेकर केंद्र सरकार भले अपनी पीठ थपथपा रही हो, लेकिन केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के लिए अब तक का  यह सबसे खराब वेतन आयोग है।

न्यूनतम वेतन 26 हजार रुपये करने की मांग 
की  थी.सभी केंद्रीय विभागों के कर्मचारियों को मिलाकर बने नेशनल जॉइंट काउंसिल ऑफ एक्शन के संयोजक शिवगोपाल मिश्रा कहते हैं कि इस वेतन आयोग के खिलाफ हमने पहले ही आपत्ति जाहिर की थी. इसके बावजूद सरकार ने बिना बदलाव के ही इसे लागू कर दिया है. इस वेतन आयोग में न्यूनतम वेतन 18 हजार रुपये करने की सिफारिश की गई है. जबकि इसे 26 हजार करने की जरूरत है। वैसे 
भी न्यूनतम वेतन इस पे कमीशन  के  पहले  17500 तो  था  ही. क्या दश साल के  बाद  एक  पे  कमीशन   सिर्फ  500 रूपये का इजाफा  करे वह  अवमानना और मजाक  नहीं है? 14फीसदी  को 23 बताने के लिए भी जादूगरी की है. तकनीकी रूप से सिर्फ 14फीसदी बढ़ोतरी की गई है. सभी अलाउंस को जोड़ कर 23 फीसदी की जादूगरी की गई है. 

हमें जो महंगाई भत्ता मिल रहा था वो सामान्य रूप से 8 %  था. 14फिसदि बढ़ोतरी  2महगाई भथथे से  भी कम है. क्या यह  भी एक अवमानना और मजाक  नहीं है?

6ठे वेतन आयोग ने 52 और 5वें वेतन आयोग में 40 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी की गई थी. हमने नई पेंशन नीति को हटाकर पुरानी पेंशन नीति लागू करने और न्यूनतम वेतन 26 हजार करने की मांग की थी।

42 साल बाद सबसे बड़ी हड़ताल होगी.
हम इस वेतन आयोग की सिफारिश के खिलाफ आगामी 11 जुलाई से देशव्यापी अनिश्चितकालीन हड़ताल पर जा रहे हैं. इस हड़ताल में सभी केंद्रीय विभागों के सभी स्तर के 32 लाख से ज्यादा कर्मचारी भाग लेंगे. यह वर्ष 1974 के बाद पहली बार सबसे बड़ी हड़ताल होने जा रही है।

लोगों को परेशान करना नहीं चाहती यूनियंस। हमारी मांगें नहीं मानी गई तो देश की जनता की परेशानी के लिए सरकार खुद जिम्मेदार होगी.  नेशनल  जे. सी. ए . की तरफ से शिवगोपाल मिश्राजी ने  कहा  है  की 1 जुलाई से पहले सरकार यदि बातचीत कर बीच का रास्ता निकालना चाहती है तो हम तैयार हैं. क्योंकि लोगों को हम भी परेशान नहीं करना चाहते हैं।

अगर सरकार हमारी कोई बात  सुनना ही  नही चाहती  तो  इसका मतलब यही  होगा  की हमें चुनौती  दी  जा  रही  है. इस चुनौती को हमें स्वीकारना है, और मजबूत होना है, चुनौती का मुंहतोड़ जवाब देना है. अगर हम यह नहीं कर शकते तो आनेवाली पीढ़ी को भी  सदैव अन्याय सहना पड़ेगा. अभी नहीं, तो कभी नहीं. हमें न सिर्फ आर्थिक लाभो के लिए, लेकिन हमारे स्वाभिमान के लिए, अधिकारों के लिए, इतिहास के पन्नो पर ऐसे शोषण के सामने कभी न जुकनेवाली ताकत को सुवर्णाक्षारो में लिखने के लिए लड़ना होगा. 

नेतागण हरेक स्थल पर जा नहीं शकते . क्या किसी को अन्याय और अवगणना की यह दास्तान समजाने बुझाने की जरुरत है? नेशनल  जे. सी. ए . द्वारा जो भी आंदोलन के आदेश दिए जाय उसका हमें संपूर्ण पालन करना है. हरकोई अपना नेता ही है. यह हमारे खुद के लिए संघर्ष है. सीधी बात  है,सब को साथ मिलकर लड़ना है. अब कोई प्रचार, प्रसार, पोस्टर्स, बड़ी  मीटिंग्स की आवश्यकता ही नहीं है. एक ही बात, हमें एकजुट  होकर लड़ना है. हमारे व्हाट्सप्प ग्रुप्स , फेसबुक और जो भी कम्युनिकेशन सिस्टम्स है, उसका भरपूर उपयोग करो. चुटकले, जोक्स, एंटरटेनिंग मैसेजिस और निरर्थक कमेंट्स को थोड़े दिन के लिए बंध करदो. सिर्फ हमारे ऐतिहासिक  संघर्ष के लिए इन मीडिया में चर्चा करो. हरेक को स्वयं ही तैयार होना है, आगे आना है. इसी बात को लेकर सकारात्मक माहिती का आदान-प्रदान करो.
साथिओ, समजिये,हमारे साथ क्या हुवा है? हमने नेशनल  जे. सी. ए . बनाई. सभी केंद्रीय कर्मी एक मंच  पर  आ  गए. हमने कई आवेदन दिए, मुलाकात की, मांगपत्र और स्ट्राइक नोटिस भी दी, धरने किये, रेलिया निकाली, पार्लियामेंट मार्च किया, हमें इस सरकार से उम्मीदें ही कम  थी, इसलिए हम यह सब संघर्ष करते रहे. लेकिन, सरकार ने हमारे मांगपत्र, अभूतपूर्व  एकता, स्ट्राइक नोटिस .. सभी प्रयासों  की  सोची- समजी अवगणना की  है. सबकुछ नकार दिया. क्या इसे हम हमें दी गयी चुनौती नहीं समजेंगे? 
          .                                                                                                                                                                                              बुधवार को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में हुई बैठक में 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को स्वीकार कर लिया गया. इस कदम को लेकर केंद्र सरकार भले अपनी पीठ थपथपा रही हो, लेकिन केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के लिए अब तक का  यह सबसे खराब वेतन आयोग है।

न्यूनतम वेतन 26 हजार रुपये करने की मांग 
की  थी.सभी केंद्रीय विभागों के कर्मचारियों को मिलाकर बने नेशनल जॉइंट काउंसिल ऑफ एक्शन के संयोजक शिवगोपाल मिश्रा कहते हैं कि इस वेतन आयोग के खिलाफ हमने पहले ही आपत्ति जाहिर की थी. इसके बावजूद सरकार ने बिना बदलाव के ही इसे लागू कर दिया है. इस वेतन आयोग में न्यूनतम वेतन 18 हजार रुपये करने की सिफारिश की गई है. जबकि इसे 26 हजार करने की जरूरत है। वैसे 
भी न्यूनतम वेतन इस पे कमीशन  के  पहले  17500 तो  था  ही. क्या दश साल के  बाद  एक  पे  कमीशन   सिर्फ  500 रूपये का इजाफा  करे वह  अवमानना और मजाक  नहीं है? 4फीसदी  को 23 बताने के लिए भी जादूगरी की है. तकनीकी रूप से सिर्फ 14 फीसदी बढ़ोतरी की गई है. सभी अलाउंस को जोड़ कर 23 फीसदी की जादूगरी की गई है. 

हमें जो महंगाई भत्ता मिल रहा था वो सामान्य रूप से 8 %  था. 14फिसदि बढ़ोतरी  2महगाई भथथे से  भी कम है. क्या यह  भी एक अवमानना और मजाक  नहीं है?

6ठे वेतन आयोग ने 52 और 5वें वेतन आयोग में 40 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी की गई थी. हमने नई पेंशन नीति को हटाकर पुरानी पेंशन नीति लागू करने और न्यूनतम वेतन 26 हजार करने की मांग की थी।

42 साल बाद सबसे बड़ी हड़ताल होगी.
हम इस वेतन आयोग की सिफारिश के खिलाफ आगामी 11 जुलाई से देशव्यापी अनिश्चितकालीन हड़ताल पर जा रहे हैं. इस हड़ताल में सभी केंद्रीय विभागों के सभी स्तर के 32 लाख से ज्यादा कर्मचारी भाग लेंगे. यह वर्ष 1974 के बाद पहली बार सबसे बड़ी हड़ताल होने जा रही है।

लोगों को परेशान करना नहीं चाहती यूनियंस। हमारी मांगें नहीं मानी गई तो देश की जनता की परेशानी के लिए सरकार खुद जिम्मेदार होगी.  नेशनल  जे. सी. ए . की तरफ से शिवगोपाल मिश्राजी ने  कहा  है  की 1 जुलाई से पहले सरकार यदि बातचीत कर बीच का रास्ता निकालना चाहती है तो हम तैयार हैं. क्योंकि लोगों को हम भी परेशान नहीं करना चाहते हैं।

अगर सरकार हमारी कोई बात  सुनना ही  नही चाहती  तो  इसका मतलब यही  होगा  की हमें चुनौती  दी  जा  रही  है. इस चुनौती को हमें स्वीकारना है, और मजबूत होना है, चुनौती का मुंहतोड़ जवाब देना है. अगर हम यह नहीं कर शकते तो आनेवाली पीढ़ी को भी  सदैव अन्याय सहना पड़ेगा. अभी नहीं, तो कभी नहीं. हमें न सिर्फ आर्थिक लाभो के लिए, लेकिन हमारे स्वाभिमान के लिए, अधिकारों के लिए, इतिहास के पन्नो पर ऐसे शोषण के सामने कभी न जुकनेवाली ताकत को सुवर्णाक्षारो में लिखने के लिए लड़ना होगा. 

नेतागण हरेक स्थल पर जा नहीं शकते . क्या किसी को अन्याय और अवगणना की यह दास्तान समजाने बुझाने की जरुरत है? नेशनल  जे. सी. ए . द्वारा जो भी आंदोलन के आदेश दिए जाय उसका हमें संपूर्ण पालन करना है. हरकोई अपना नेता ही है. यह हमारे खुद के लिए संघर्ष है. सीधी बात  है,सब को साथ मिलकर लड़ना है. अब कोई प्रचार, प्रसार, पोस्टर्स, बड़ी  मीटिंग्स की आवश्यकता ही नहीं है. एक ही बात, हमें एकजुट  होकर लड़ना है. हमारे व्हाट्सप्प ग्रुप्स , फेसबुक और जो भी कम्युनिकेशन सिस्टम्स है, उसका भरपूर उपयोग करो. चुटकले, जोक्स, एंटरटेनिंग मैसेजिस और निरर्थक कमेंट्स को थोड़े दिन के लिए बंध करदो. सिर्फ हमारे ऐतिहासिक  संघर्ष के लिए इन मीडिया में चर्चा करो. हरेक को स्वयं ही तैयार होना है, आगे आना है. इसी बात को लेकर सकारात्मक माहिती का आदान-प्रदान करो.

११ जुलाई से हमें अनिश्चित कालीन हड़ताल पर जाना ही है. 

सभी डिपार्टमेंट के हरेक केंद्रीय कर्मचारी हर्ट हुवे है. वे जरूर लड़ेंगे. 

हम नेशनल  जे. सी. ए . के सभी नेतागण को इस परिस्थिति में आज ही संघर्ष का ब्युगल बजा ही देने का आह्वान करते है.

रश्मिन पुरोहित 
सर्किल सेक्रेटरी 
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GO AHEAD WITH INTENSIVE PREPERATIONS FOR 11TH JULY 2016 INDEFINITE STRIKE - NJCA


NJCA

National Joint Council Of Actoin

4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055


No.NJCA/2016                                                                                                  Dated: June 29, 2016

To,

All Constituents of NJCA,

Dear Comrades!

Sub: Cabinet approval on the VII CPC report

As all of you are aware that the Union Cabinet has accepted the report of the VII CPC today.

It has been noticed that there is no improvement in Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor as well, which was our hard pressed demand.
 Instead, wages, as recommended by the VII CPC have been accepted as it is, which is highly disappointing.

Only two committees have been formed, one to take care of the
 allowances and another for National Pension Scheme, which will submit their reports within four months time.

It is quite unfortunate that, our demand for improvement in the report of the VII CPC has not been considered by the government.

Therefore, it would be quite appropriate that, we should go ahead with our preparations for “Indefinite Strike”, slated to be commended from
 06:00 hrs. on 11th July, 2016.

You are also advised to intensify the mass mobilization and strong protests on all the offices and establishments be organized tomorrow,
 i.e. on 30.06.2016.


With fraternal greetings!

Comradely yours,


(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Convener