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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Consumer Price Index and DA for June, 2020

The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2020 increased by 2 points and stood at 332 (three hundred and thirty two) 

DA as on 1st July is 24.94

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Com. R. Seethalakshmi, No More

Com. R. Seethalakshmi, Ex General Secretary AIPEU Postmen/MTS , ex Vice President COC Karnataka,  ex All India NFPE leader, She held various positions including  the  Society Director.  She was a fire brand women leader working for the  working class,  expired today evening.  May her soul rest in peace.

Com. R. Seethalakshmi the first woman General Secretary among all affiliated unions of NFPE, elected in 25th All India Conference held at Cuttack (Odisha) 29th to 31st December 2013 succeeded by 26th AIC held at Ujjain during Jan-2015. Her services rendered to Confederation of Central Govt. Employees,  Deputy Secretary General-NFPE, All India Women Employees Associations and various organizations in Karnataka are very much appreciable. 

As a strong follower of Com. Adi and followed his foot-steps with all loyalty, commitment and dedication and continued the same throughout the career.

Started her career as GDS (EDA), promoted as Post-women and working in Bangalore City MDG, Bg West Division, Bangalore and retired as post-women. She is familiar with 5 languages and can make oration fluently.

Even after her  retirement  she continued to work for the working class with all her cheerful appearance and smiling always remains in the hearts of many and many people all over India, particularly, in Postal department. 

The COC Karnataka remembering her valuable contribution towards the working class dips the flag in her remembrance.   

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Clarification on regularization of absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown period – regarding.


Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067


Subject: Clarification on regularization of absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown period – regarding.

This Department has been receiving several references/queries from Central Government employees who proceeded on leave, with station leave permission, but could not report for duty due to non-availability of public transport / flights and restrictions on inter/intra state movement of persons as per Ministry of Home Affairs’ Orders from time to time, to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The matter has been considered and the following clarifications relating to regularization of period of absence during the period of lockdown are issued in the matter :-





Government Servants who were on official tour and were unable to return to their Headquarters (HQs) due to non-availability of Public Transport

Deemed to have joined duty on the date of expiry of official tour, if intimation in any form, indicating difficulty in joining duty due to non-availability of public transport/flights, has been given by the Government servant to the office.


Government servants who were on leave prior to issue of lockdown orders with effect from 25.03.2020 and the leave ended during lockdown period

Deemed to have joined duty from the date of expiry of leave, if intimation in any form, indicating difficulty in joining duty due to non-availability of public transport/flights has been given by the Government servant to the office. In case of leave on medical grounds, this is subject to production of medical/fitness certificate


Government servants who left HQ on the week-end prior to lockdown, i.e. 20.03.2020 (Friday), but could not return to HQ on 23.03.2020(Monday) due to non-availability of transport.

Deemed to have joined on 23.03.2020, if intimation, in any form indicating difficulty in joining duty due to nonavailability of public transport/flights has been given by the Government servant to the office.


Government servants who were on leave prior to issue of orders on lockdown with effect from 25.03.2020 and the leave expired during the lock down but who wish to curtail the leave before expirty and join duty

Curtailment of sanctioned leave may not be agreed to, unless allowed by the leave sanctioning authority only in rare cases based on official exigency. From the date following the date of expiry of leave during the period of lockdown, the employee may be deemed to have joined duty.

2. All the Ministries/Departments and their attached/subordinate offices are directed to regulate the period of absence strictly as per above clarifications and unnecessary references to DoPT on the subject may be avoided.  

(Satyajit Mishra)

Joint Secretary to the Government of India



Thursday, July 16, 2020

CGHS rates for treatment at private healthcare organizations empanelled under CGHS in view of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 10th July, 2020.


CGHS rates for treatment at private healthcare organizations empanelled under CGHS in view of the COVID-19 Pandemic

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that in view of the current Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic this Ministry is in receipt of representations seeking clarifications and guidelines regarding rates applicable for treatment in private healthcare organizations empanelled under CGHS. This matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it is now decided to issue guidelines and rates for treatment / investigations at private healthcare organizations empanelled under CGHS as per the details given under

a) CGHS rates for treatment for COVID-19 in private empanelled hospitals in respect of CGHS beneficiaries in a City shall be as per the package rates prescribed by the concerned State Government. In case no such rates have been prescribed by the State Government in any CGHS City, the rates prescribed by Govt. of NCT Delhi shall be applicable, till rates are notified by the concerned State Government.

b) For non COVID related treatment in private hospitals empanelled under CGHS the Normal CGHS package rates shall be admissible CGFIS beneficiary shall undergo COV/0.19 test as per the approved rate before elective treatment procedure.

c) For treatment, .ender emergency — the patient shalt be treated in Isolation ward till the COVID-19 test results is not available and rates as per isolation ward rates for one day shall be applicable.

If the beneficiary is COVID-19 negative, he/ she shall be shifted to normal wards and normal CGHS rates will be applicable and if COVID-19 positive, he/she shall be under treatment’ in COVID ward and prescribed rates shall be applicable.

d) COVID test shall be permitted as per ICMR guidelines, and CGHS rate shall be as per the rates fixed by concerned State Government or actual, whichever may be less. If State Government has not notified such rates in any CGHS City, the rates prescribed by ICMR are applicable till rates are notified by State Government.

It is once again reiterated that all CGHS empanelled hospitals which are notified as COVID-Hospitals by State Governments shall provide treatment facilities to CGHS beneficiaries as per the CGHS norms and as per the rates prescribed above , for all COVID related treatments.

Similarly, it is again reiterated that all the CGHS empanelled hospitals, which are not notified as COVID Hospitals shall not deny treatment facilities / admission to CGHS beneficiaries and shall charge as per CGHS norms, for all other treatments. Suitable action shall be taken in case of violation of the guidelines.

CGHS empanelled healthcare organizations shall perform the treatment / test on Cashless basis in respect of pensioners. etc.. and submit the bills to CGHS through UTI-ITSL The reimbursement for the cast of expenditure on the test at approved rate shall be reimbursed by concerned Ministry / Department / Organization in respect of serving employees and beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies.

These orders come into effect from the date of issue till further orders.

This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division, Mot-JEW vide CD No 805 dt 10.07.2020

Government employees can join rallies, freely post their opinions on social media platforms: Tripura HC

AGARTALA: Dismissing an inquiry against a retired employee of the state fisheries department, the chief justice of Tripura high court on Friday said that government employees can take part in political programmes, including meetings, and freely post their opinions on social media platforms, without attracting punitive measures under Rule 5 of the All India Services (Conduct) Rules.

Justice A Kureshi said that attending a political rally would not be considered as involvement in politics and government employees should have the personal liberty to post their opinions on social media.

As a government servant the petitioner is not devoid of her right of free speech, a fundamental right which can be curtailed only by a valid law. She was entitled to hold her own beliefs and express them in the manner she desired of course subject to not crossing the borders laid down in sub-rule (4) of Rule 5 of the All India Services (Conduct) Rules.”

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Com. M.S.Raja

Com. M.S.Raja, Ex. Secretary General, All India Audit and Accounts Association and Working President, Confederation of CGE&W, Expired on 14th July 2020 due to Heart attack in hospital at his native place at Kerala.

Com. Raja was a very dynamic leader having clear vision about working class.

He lead Audit and Accounts Association for a long time.
He was Member of Standing Committee of National Council J.C.M.

He guided the Central Government Employees movement in Karnataka , he used to frequently visit Bengaluru  and help us to organize.   

We have lost A very fine Comrade, a very good friend and very good person.

We on behalf of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers of Karnataka state , Convey its heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family members. May they get strength to bear this shock.

We dip our banner in respect of him.



            COM.RAJA AMAR RAHE.

issued by COC Karnataka 

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Protest day 3rd July Photos

Income Tax Office  Koramangala 

Income Tax Office Queens Road  Bangalore 

Postal Accounts GPO Bangalore 

Postal Accounts Bangalore

Survey Of India Bangalore 

Survey of India Bangalore

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

DA and CPI June 2020

The All-India Consumer Price Index-IW for May  2020 Increased by 1 points now stands  at 330 (three hundred  and thirty ).  

DA as on 1st June  2020 is  24.43%. 

Likely DA as on 1st July 2020 is  24 %.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

DA and CPI May 2020

The All-India Consumer Price Index-IW for April  2020 Increased by 3 points now stands  at 329 (three hundred  and twenty nine ).  

DA as on 1st May  2020 is  23.91%. 

Likely DA as on 1st July 2020 is  24 %. 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Photos of demonstration on DA freeze and attack on Labour laws in Karnataka state

City RMS 

Yeswanthapura Post Office 

Post Office 

RMS Office 

GPO Bengaluru 

Bangalore RMS 

Hubli RMS 





Monday, May 18, 2020

Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees 2017-18

Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Attendance regarding


No. Confd./Protest-2020                                                                      Dated: 17.05.2020


The Central Government has announced deregulation and privatisation of core and strategic sectors like Defence production, Space Research, Power, Civil aviation, Coal and mineral sectors. It is also declared by the Finance Minister that non - strategic public sector undertakings will also be privatised. Govt is implementing its political agenda by going ahead with the naked and  unbridled pro - corporate reforms in all sectors of the economy utilizing the COVID -19 crisis. It is wholesale privatisation. Combined with these reforms , serious attempt is made for amending all labour laws in favour of employers. Already some state Governments had promulgated ordinances in this direction suspending all labour laws and increased the working hours from eight to twelve hours per day. The Government has cleverly linked these reforms with the 20 lakhs crore economic package announced by the Prime Minister , eventhough these reforms have nothing to do with the stimulus packages and relief measures to be provided to the agricultural and industrial sectors and common people of our country. Needless to say that these pro - corporate reform measures and labour law amendments will severely affect the life and livelihood of crores of workers and common people of our country. Central Government employees are no exception. 

        Regarding Defence sector , the Defence employees federations were already opposing the move of the Government to corporatise and privatise the Ordnance factories. They have conducted month - long relay dharma at Parliament street, New Delhi and five days all India strike . Government had earlier deferred the Corporatisation move due to stiff resistance from five lakhs defence employees. Knowing the present limitations of the unions to organise serious agitational programmes like strike during Covid - 19 restrictions , the Government has unilaterally declared the corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board ( OFB). Raising the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence sector from 49 to 74% will pave way for entry of multinational foreign Corporations in defence production sector , which , in the long run will jeopardise the national security of our country and job security of the employees.

        In the coming days , more attacks are to come in almost all sectors including Central Government Employees sector. Already many departments have initiated action in this regard as per the advice of NITI Ayog. Closure of Government of India printing presses, outsourcing of Government functions in many departments  , large scale contractorisation , casual labour engagement and downsizing has become the order of the day. Central Government Employees, especially Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers had organised series of struggle programmes against these onslaughts , including strike.

       The Central Trade Unions have unanimously decided to combat these onslaughts of the Government by all possible means. As a first phase , it is decided to organise NATIONWIDE PROTEST DAY ON 22nd MAY 2020. Confederation being an integral part of the mainstream of the working class of .India, has endorsed the call of the Central Trade Unions.

       Accordingly , the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers calls upon all affiliated organisations and state/District level Coordinating Committees (COCs) to hold protest demonstrations in front of all Central Government offices , strictly observing the Covid - 19 restrictions imposed by Central and State Governments.  Minimum permitted number of employees and leaders may sit in front of offices holding placards with demands , with all precautionary measures like masks , social distancing etc. Wide publicity may be given to the programme through print / electronic media and social media.

                           FRATERNALLY YOURS,
                                                                                                                        (R.N. PARASHAR)
                                                                                                                        SECRETARY GENERAL
                                                                                                            CONFEDERATION OF CGE&W

Friday, May 1, 2020

DA and CPI March 2020

The All-India Consumer Price Index-IW for March   2020 decreased  by 2 points now stands  at 326 (three hundred  and twenty six ).  This decrease of 4 points is from last two months.  

DA as on 1st April  2020 is  23.37 %. 


Home Ministry orders on Lock down extension for two weeks .

Thursday, April 30, 2020


The world is incomplete without the contribution of workers  as you have worked very hard throughout the year for the progress of the nation.   Now it is a day to fight to keep our rights intact . Happy May Day to all the workers across the world . 



No. Confd.-2020                     Dated: 29.04.2020

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon the entirety of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and also Central Govt. Pensioners to observe MAY DAY (01.05.2020) holding protest demonstrations in front of offices with play cards against the unilateral decision of the Central Government to freeze DA & DR due from 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021.

While conducting protest demonstrations , it should be ensured that all instructions of Central and State Governments during lockdown period such as social distancing , wearing of masks , limiting the number of participants to permissible  minimum (not more than the number permitted by District Collector or local police authorities) should be strictly observed . Don't violate any COVID - 19 related precautionary measures and instructions of the District Collectors and Police.

                                                                                   R. N. Parashar 
                                                                           Secretary General.
                                                                Confederation of CGE & Workers