The 1st Death Anniversary of the COM. KKN KUTTY leader was observed on 8th December 2023 at ITEF Bengaluru to pay tributes to Com. KKN Kuttyji.
The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2023increased by 0.9 points and stood at 138.4 (one hundred thirty eight point four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.65 per cent with respect to previous month compared to increase of 0.91 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing 0.68 percentage points to the total change.
DA /DR as on 1st November 2023 is 49.08 %.
Expected DA/ DR as on 1st January 2024 is 50% .
He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha repeatedly in 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2009.
While in Lok Sabha he was associated with Committee on Railways, member, Rules Committee, General Purposes Committee, Committee on Security in Parliament Complex, and Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarian in Parliament House.
He served as the chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings from 1990 to 1991.Between 1993 and 96 he was the chairman, Committee on Government Assurances. From 1990 to 1996 he was a member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways.
In 1996–97 he was the chairman, Committee on Railways and a Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry. In 1998–99 he was the Convenor, Sub-Committee on Power, Committee on Energy and a Special Invitee, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways. Between 1999 and 2004 he was the chairman, Committee on Petitions. In 2007, he was made the chairman, Committee on Railways.
He was also one of the All India Vice-presidents of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions.
CABINET APPROVES RELEASE OF AN ADDITIONAL INSTALMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE AND DEARNESS RELIEF DUE FROM 01.07.2023
48.67 LAKH CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND 67.95 LAKH PENSIONERS TO BENEFIT
Posted On: 18 OCT 2023 3:24PM by PIB
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2023 representing an increase of 4% over the existing rate of 42% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate against price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.12,857 crore per annum. This will benefit about 48.67 lakh Central Government employees and 67.95 lakh pensioners. DS (RELEASE ID: 1968725)
The undersigned is directed to say that the 62nd meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) is scheduled to be held on 20th September 2023 (Wednesday), at 12.00 noon in Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P) to discuss the agenda items received from Secretary, Staff Side (NC-JCM) and ATR an 13 items of last Standing Committee meeting held on 22.9.2022.
2. You are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
(Gandharv Kumar Sandilya)
The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is an important festival of south and western parts of our country especially in Karnataka state. The actual festival date is falling on 18th September 2023 (Monday ) , the Central Government Welfare Coordination Committee Bengaluru has declared the holiday for Ganesh Chaturthi on 19th September 2023 ( Tuesday ) as per the DoPT guidelines .
The Karnataka state Government has declared holiday for Karnataka state Government employees on 18th September (Monday ) for performing Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Since the festival is fast approaching it is requested to take up with DoPT and declare a holiday on 18th September 2023. There should be flexibility in declaration of holidays as per local conditions
The DoPT circular on holidays list clause 5.2 is as follows “For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of dulFitr, IdulZuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad” .
This clause of 5.2 should be modified and should be extended to all festivals as per local conditions.
Please take up this matter on priority.
(G.Janakiram ) (P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary President
All Affiliates 12/9/2023
Respected Comrades of all the COC Affiliates,
Sub: The minutes of meeting held on 11/9/2023
The meeting of COC, Karnataka held on the 11th September , 2023 (Monday ).at 06.30 p.m held at Association room GPO . The President and Secretary welcomed the members for the meeting to discuss about the following agenda points in which 12 members participated in the meeting .
Com P.S.Prasad President COC Karnataka briefed about the need for 8th CPC constitution due to higher inflation rates and high retail prices prevailing in the market especially after the covid affect . He also informed through the struggles in the past we are able to force the government to constitute the pay commission, the 7th CPC announcement was made in September 2013. Now it is time to have series of programs to put pressure on the government to constitute the 8th CPC , the Confederation always played a leading role in CG movement .
He also explained the need for the struggles in respect of scrapping of New Pension Scheme, the August 10th Rally at New Delhi was quite successful with more than on lakh comrades participating in the rally at Ramlila grounds . He thanked those comrades from Karnataka state especially the ITEF comrades who have participated in the rally .
The COC Karnataka had released an article on NPS employees issue , it was explained that those NPS employees who don’t have full service of 33 years are getting only about 10 to 25 % as pension considering the current market growth , even those NPS employees who have completed 33 years of service also get only 40 % pension not the 50% in Old Pension scheme , also the market guarantee is not there for NPS employees due to market fluctuations .
So to protect the interest of NPS employees and demand its scrapping continuous program of action is required as suggested by the Confederation.
The following program of action is planned to educate the members and participate in the movement of Central Government employees to press for two important demands of 8th CPC constitution and Scrapping of NPS .
1) Hold a lunch hour demonstration at GPO Bengaluru and district head Post office on 25th September 2023 .
2) To participate in November 3rd Rally at New Delhi Ramlila grounds in large numbers .
In respect of the CGHS issue COC Karnataka has taken up the issue of additional wellness centres in Bengaluru and other parts of state such as Mangalore , Hubli etc. The shortage of doctors and staff has also be taken up.
The COC Karnataka is drafting the issues to be taken up in 8th CPC such as Dr Aykroyd formula needs modifications, DA formula modifications etc .
Com Ganesh Finance Secretary requested all affiliates of COC Karnataka to pay the subscription of COC at the earliest as many agitation programs are there and we have to remit the Confederation CHQ quota of Rs 10,000/ for this year .
The vote of thanks was proposed by Com Vinod Working President COC Karnataka he requested all members to participate in the COC programs and pay the subscription of COC .
P.S.Prasad (G. Janakiram)
President General Secretary
Respected Comrades of all the COC Affiliates,
The Meeting of COC, Karnataka is being convened on 11th September, 2023 ( Monday).at 06.30 P. M. @ Association Room, Ground floor, GPO, Bengaluru, to discuss about the following points:
1) To discuss the Confederation & state Government employees association joint rally on 3rd Nov 2023 Delhi program.
2) NPS issue and agitational programs on 21st September.
3) 8th pay commission issues
4) CGHS issue & Any other points with the permission of Chair.
All are requested to attend the meeting in time, attendance is compulsory.
The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2023 increased by 3.3 points and stood at 139.7 (one hundred thirty nine point seven), which is the most so far increase in new series since Sep, 2020. The DA/DR as on 1st August 2023 is 47.12 %.
All India Consumer Price Index numbers for Industrial Workers- CPI( IW) - General Index - for June 2023 , increased by 1.7 points and stood at 136.4( Base year 2016=100).
Now DA as on 1st July is at 46.2%
4% DA confirmed now .
Respected Comrades of all the COC Affiliates,
The Meeting of COC, Karnataka is convened on 13th July , 2023 ( Thursday).at 06.30 p.m. @ Association Room, Ground floor, GPO, Bengaluru, to discuss about the following agenda points:
1) To review the 11th State level Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State .
2) To review the outcome of All India Conference of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees scheduled held @ Kerala on 12th& 13th May, 2023.
2. To discuss and nominate vacant Office bearers of the COC, Karnataka
3. To discuss the programs of NJCA August 10th 2023 Delhi program.
4. NFPE issue.
5) NPS issue and agitations programs
6) 8th pay commission issues & Any other matter with the permission of Chair.
All are requested to attend the meeting in time, without fail
The All-lndia CPI-IW for April, 2023 increased by 0.9 points and stood at 134.2 (one hundred thirty four point two). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.68 per cent with respect to previous month compared to increase of 1.35 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.
DA/ DR from 1.5 .2023 will be 45.05 %
On the call of NJCA and NCCPA. A joint Dharna program of serving employees and Pensioners was organized on 23.05.2023 (Tuesday) at afternoon1.00 pm to 2.30 pm in front of City RMS office (near City Railway station Bengaluru ) to demand the following charter of demands before the Central Government .
Charter of Demands
1. Abolish NPS to all Central, PSU Employees and bring them under Old Pension scheme and out of PFRDA Act.
2. Constitute 8th CPC immediately to all CG Employees and CG Pensioners.
3. Release the impounded DA/DR Arrears for 18 months from 1.1.2020 to all CG Employees and Pensioners.
4. Improve CGHS functioning at all places –
5. Restore commutation after 12 years instead of 15 years.
Com P.S.Prasad President COC Karnataka , Com Vinod Working President COC Karnataka , Com Janikiram General Secretary COC Karnataka , Com Chandraswamy President AIPEU Group C and Com Gunapal Circle Secretary RMS employees association addressed the meeting .
Shri K.B.Krishana Rao President CCPA , Com G.Babu President KPTCL and Shri Suryaprakash Joint Secretary CCPA also addressed the meeting