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Saturday, July 25, 2015

COC Meeting on 4th August 2015 at RMS


To
All Affiliates
COC Karnataka

Comrade,
                The COC Karnataka meeting will be held on 4th August 2015 at 6.30 pm at City RMS Bangalore to discuss the following issues.

1)  2nd September 2015 National Strike and its preparation. 

2) 23rd November Indefinite Strike:

3) All India Two days Women’s Workshop of Confederation to be held at Hyderabad on 9th & 10th October 2015.

4) Formation of district JCA.

5) COC subscription and financial position . 


 The Central leaders will be visiting Bangalore on 27th August 2015  including Com M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of   CG Employees and Workers. 

               In this connection all comrades are requested to attend the COC meeting on 4th August 2015at 6.30 pm at City RMS Bangalore without fail.

                
Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary 


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

46th session of India Labour Conference

Highlights of the concluding session of 46th ILC

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 

2nd SEPTEMBER 2015 NATIONAL STRIKE:

Comrade,
         The Confederation and all its affiliated organizations shall participate in the nationwide one day strike on 2nd September 2015 as per the call of all Central Trade Unions and independent Federations.

     Our main demands of the Central Government Employees are as follows.

1.      Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC.

2.      No Privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways, Defence Establishment and no corporatization of Postal services.


3.      No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.

4.      Scrap PFRDA Act an re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.


5.      No outsourcing, contractrisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

6.      Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.


7.      Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointment.

8.      No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

9.      Remove the ceiling on payment on bonus.

10.  Ensure five promotions in the serve career.

      The 7th CPC is expected to submit its report to the Government of India next month, the staff side (JCM) had submitted its memorandum to the 7th CPC and had presented the oral evidence on it its demand, the 7th CPC chairman & members had a patient hearing on our demands, however there is no assurance on the acceptance of the demands which includes following main demands.
      
a)      The minimum wage shall be Rs 26,000/- wef 1/1/2014.
b)     5-year wage revision as in other Government agencies.
c)      DA merger and interim relief.   
d)     5 MACP promotions.
e)      Fitment formula of 3.72  
f)       The Grade Pay system to be replaced by time scale and ensure that uniformity of scales is to be introduced.
g)      Increment rate shall be 5%, on promotion additional benefits.
h)     All allowances should be trebled.

             Now the Central Government Employees are the worst sufferers due to the policy offensives of the Government. No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No retrospective date of effect to 7th CPC from 01.01.2014 as demanded by JCM Staff Side, refusal to include Gramin Dak Sewaks under 7thCPC, denial of revision of wages and regularization of casual labourers, non implementation of Cadre Restructuring agreement signed by Postal department and Postal federations, 5% condition on Compassionate appointment, non revision of bonus ceiling, non implementation of arbitration awards, non convening of JCM National Council are the one year balance sheet of the Modi Government in the Central Government employees sector. Over and above this, policy offensives like Task Force Committee Report on Postal Corporatisation, Bibek Debroy Committee Report on Railway privatization, corporatization of the 41 Ordinance factories in the defence sector, move to close down printing, stationery and publication department and Medical store depots, non filling up of vacancies, downsizing, outsourcing, contractrisation, privatisation, are also being implemented in an aggressive manner.

      Meanwhile on trade union demands the Government had invited trade unions for the talks on their justified demands which include proper minimum wage, labour laws, bonus ceiling enhancement etc. but the Government had not come to any agreement on these basic demands.

     Hence the Central Government Employees should join the 2nd SEPTEMBER 2015 NATIONAL STRIKE as our demands of proper  wage hike is  unlikely to be accepted in total by the Government or by the 7th CPC and also support the trade unions who have  taking up the  common demands of the working class, today all workers have the similar issues.  Hence for our Central Government Employees demands and trade union demands we should join the 2nd SEPTEMBER 2015 NATIONAL STRIKE.  

        

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary


 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Indian Labour Conference (ILC)




The Indian Labour Conference (ILC) is the apex level tripartite consultative committee in the Ministry of Labour & Employment to advise the Government on the issues concerning working class of the country. All the 12 Central Trade Union  Organisations, Central Organisations of employers, all State Governments and Union Territories and Central Ministries/Departments concerned with the agenda items, are the members of the ILC.

     The first meeting of the Indian Labour Conference (then called Tripartite National Labour Conference) was held in 1942 and so far a total of 45 Sessions have been held. The 45th Session of Indian Labour Conference was held on 17–18 May, 2013 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi . The agenda of the ILC is finalised by the Standing Labour Committee which is again a tripartite body after detailed discussions.

46th 
Indian Labour Conference:

Date : 20-21 July 2015
Venue : Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
Inauguration By : Hon'ble Prime Minister

 Tripartite consultative committee consists of : 
A) Government Group Central Government departments and All State Governments / Union Territories

B) Workers’ Group (Total 21 Seats) :

(i). Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) (5 seats) 
(ii). Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) (3 seats) 
(iii).All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) (2 seats) 
(iv). Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) (2 seats)
 (v). Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) (2 seats)
 (vi). All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) (1 seat) 
(vii).Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC) (1 seat) 
(viii).Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) (1 seat) 
(ix). All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU)(1 seat) 
(x). Labour Progressive Federation (LPF) (1 seat) 
(xi). United Trade Union Congress (UTUC) (1 seat)
 (xii).National Front of Indian Trade Unions (Dhanbad) (1 seat)

C) Employers’ Group (Total 21 Seats):

a) Council of Indian Employers # (10 seats)
 b) All India Manufacturers Organization (AIMO) (3 + 1* seats)
 c) Laghu Udyog Bharti (LUB) (3 seats) 
d) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) (1 + 1 seat)
 e) Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) (1 + 1@ seat)
 f) The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) (1 seat)

PM meets Trade Union Leaders; Changes in labour laws only with consensus:   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today met leaders from various Trade Unions, over tea. The meeting followed extensive consultations that these leaders had with an inter-ministerial team headed by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, earlier in the day.

The Prime Minister heard the views of the Trade Union leaders on various issues of interest to workers, including in areas related to economic policy, and related laws.


The Trade Unions represented at the meeting included AITUC, All India United Trade Union Centre, All India Central Council of Trade Unions, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, CITU, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Hind Mazdoor Sangh, INTUC, Labour Progressive Federation, National Front of Indian Trade Unions, Self-Employed Women’s Association, Trade Union Coordination Centre, and United Trade Union Congress.

Union Ministers Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Shri Piyush Goyal and Dr. Jitendra Singh were present at the meeting.


Source: PIB News




Tuesday, July 14, 2015

India's Inflation Rate at 8-Month High

Consumer prices in India increased 5.4 percent year-on-year in June of 2015, compared to 5.01 percent in May. It is the highest figure since October last year due to stronger rise in food prices.

Monday, July 13, 2015

MOST URGENT

2015 SEPTEMBER 2

NATIONWIDE ONE DAY STRIKE AS PER THE CALL OF ALL CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS AND INDEPENDENT FEDERATIONS

2015 NOVEMBER 23

NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE AS PER THE CALL OF NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION OF ALL JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING RAILWAY, DEFENCE & CONFEDERATION.
 

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DECIDED TO MAKE BOTH THE STRIKES A GRAND SUCCESS.

START INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AND PREPARATIONS NOW ONWARDS.

CONDUCT GENERAL BODY MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS, OFFICE-TO-OFFICE CAMPAIGN AND GATE MEETINGS

CIRCULATE NOTICES, PAMPHLETS, POSTERS AMONG ALL EMPLOYEES. EXHIBIT IN ALL WEBSITES.

STRIKE NOTICE FOR 2ND SEPTEMBER STRIKE SHOULD BE SERVED BY ALL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS ON 11TH AUGUST 2015.


FOR DETAILS SEE : Confederation  website

47th Session of Standing Labour Committeerevises agenda for 46th Session of Indian Labour Conference

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Grant of increment for those who have completed one year on the day of superannuation: JCM writes to DOPT



Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001

No.NC/JCM/2015/DoPT
Dated: July 6, 2015
The Secretary(Personnel),
Department of Personnel & Training,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
North Block,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of increment for those who have completed one year on the day of superannuation

We solicit your kind reference to item No.14 of the 43rd Meeting of the National Council, demanding grant of one  increment in the case of those persons who complete one year on the day of their superannuationThe issue was discussed several occasions, but was not agreed upon by the Official Side. The Official Side took the stand that the completion of the stipulated one year being the day on which the official retires, he cannot be granted one increment for having completed one year only the next day and for doing so, one has to be on duty. The fact that the official has completed the requisite one year for earning an increment was unfortunately glossed over. The Staff Side was also told later that the case filed by one of the officials in the Central Administrative Tribunal against denial of increment was turned by the Court. No doubt, grant of increment in a deserving case is an executive decision and no court will be able to compel the Executive to exercise their powers in a particular manner. In fact, the Government ought to have appreciated the fact that the demand is on justified ground and the technicalities should not have come in the way to deny justice. 

We now send you a copy of the GO issued by the Government of Tamilnadu, granting one increment on the date of superannuation in the case of those personnel who have completed one year of service. In the light of the decision of the Government of India that the grant of increment can be resorted to even in the case of a person who has completed at least six months in order to bring in uniformity in the date of increment of all Government employees as per the recommendation of the 6th CPC, earlier stand of the Official Side is not at all tenable. Since there had been no meeting of the National Council for the past five years, this matter could not be pursued through discussions.

We request you to kindly consider the matter afresh, especially in the background of the GO. of the Government of Tamilnadu and issue orders to settle the justified demand. 

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
NC/JCM


Restoration of the erstwhile Group-D posts

Indirect tax collections grow 37.5% in Apr-Jun


The statement said: "These collections indicate that the underlying momentum in the economy is improving across all sectors, including manufacturing, reflected in healthy excise tax collections."


This reflects Central Government financial position is improving and it can easily bear the 7th CPC financial burden.


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Major issues of the Central Government Employees


Five major issues of the Central Government employees which are projected for a serving employee to the 7th CPC.

1)  Inadequate pay compared to talent.
2)  Lack of promotions and better increment rate.
3)  Equal pay for equal work.
4)  Non-filling up of vacant posts and increased work load.
5)  Allowances to be paid as per market rate.

1) Inadequate pay compared to talent:
 The person joining a Government Service is not just for the employment is for a whole career, if a person joins a Government Service he will quit/ retire from the job only after putting 30 years service or more.  In case of the person joining a private company he will jump from one company to another at least five times in thirty years.  

The talented persons from all over the country are moving to IT, BT and private sectors, rather than Central Government sector. Because of the lower salary / pay structure in Central Government sector compared to IT and BT sectors and complex nature of rules and regulations in Central Government sector and also the skill and merit of the worker/ employee is not into account in Central Government sector. 
       
Today, the weakest link in respect of any government policy is at the delivery stage. This phenomenon is not endemic to India. Internationally also, there is an increasing emphasis on strengthening the delivery lines and decentralization with greater role being assigned at delivery points, which actually determines the benefit that the common citizen is going to derive out of any policy initiative of the government.

 More the talented persons are there in Government services, more the delivery of the government schemes will be there, thus the Government machinery will be more effective and common man will benefit a lot.

  Main consideration in the private and  public sector being ‘profit’, and in Central Government it is “service” even through Railways, Income Tax & Central Excise are revenue earning departments, hence an equal comparison with the Government is not going to be ever possible. Performance for the Government is usually not measured in terms of profit, but in terms of achieving societal goals.

The time scale gap between one posts to another should be uniform rate from starting to end, starting from Rs 26,000 to Rs 2, 60,000.

The minimum wage should be calculated using Dr Aykroyd formula and following 15th ILC norms and  four units should be taken into account not three units as followed  by the  6th CPC.

The pay should fixed taking in following factors.
a)  The educational qualifications.
b)  The level of responsibility.
c)  The skill of the work.

The earlier pay commissions were only taking into account only educational qualifications into account.

Only around 8 to 9 % of the total Govt revenue collection is spent on wages of Central Government employees, compared to 20% to 25% of the revenue spent on wages in private sector.

The cost of living (prices of essential items and other items) has gone by over 250% during last 10 years, compared to 113% DA. The prices are continuously rising.

The Government is a model employer, hence the wages should be provided with the needs and to attract the talented and skilled persons.

2) Lack of promotions and better increment rate.
    Today there are persons who have not even got two promotions in his entire career, The MACP scheme is not that much effective, lack of promotions in Central Government sector compared to IT and BT sectors.

One should get five promotions in promotional hierarchy during his service to motivate him to work more. As the Government employee put more and more service, he will be more trained to perform his duties in a better befitting manner. Thus the Government is more beneficial as good quality of work can be expected of him.

The family responsibility will increase with age. There should be adequate financial protection for him, the better rate of increment should motivate him to work more from the present 3% to 5%. On promotion one should get a minimum salary increase of Rs 3000/- per month as he will perform higher duties.

3) Equal Pay for Equal work.

      For the same post which include similar duties and responsibility. There are different pay scales/ Grade Pay existing for same nature of duties and similar recruit qualifications. This anomaly should be rectified.

 Grant of Grade Pay Rs.4800 to all Supervisors cadre.  The gazetted Group “B” post should start from Rs 5400/- GP.

4) Non-filling up of vacant posts and increased work load
      In 1990 the Population of the country is 85 crores and the Central Government Employees strength is 40 lakhs in the year 2014 population of the country is 125 crores, whereas the Central Government Employees strength is just 31 lakhs.

Non-filling up of vacant posts has resulted in increased work load on the existing employees. The strength of Central government employees should increase considerably.

5) Allowances to be paid as per market rate:
The house rent allowance should be from Rs 7000/- per month to Rs 55,000/- per month. All allowances  such as Tour DA, OTA, Night Duty, CEA (tuition fees) , Cashier Allowances, etc should be increased by three times.

The all allowances should also be paid net of taxes which has been examined by 5th CPC in para no 167.

The staff side (JCM) has represented well the above important issues of the Central Government Employees before the 7th CPC, we sincerely hope the 7th CPC will address and resolve the above issues. 

Let us wait patiently for the 7th CPC to submit its report and then we can deliberate on the report and do the needful action.