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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - September, 2018 & DA

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2018 remained stationary at 301 (three hundred and one). On l-month percentage change, it remained static between August, 2018 and September, 2018 and it was also static between the corresponding months of previous year.

DA as on September  2018 is 11.38%.

Expected DA is 12 %  from Jan 2019 if the CPI raises less than 5 points in coming three months , if it raises more than 5 points DA shall be 13%.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The minutes of COC Karnataka meeting held on 25-10-2018

The minutes of COC Karnataka meeting held on 25-10-2018 at 6-30pm at ITEF, Queen's Road, Bengaluru is detailed out as under:

The president Com.Radhakrishna  welcomed all COC affiliates.

Gen. Secretary Com.Vinod also welcomed all the members present and requested the working president Com. P.S. Prasad to brief the outcome of  Convention of the Confederation held on 10-06-2018 at Hyderabad. 

Com. P.S.Prasad briefed that, about 30 Comrades from COC Karnataka attended the Convention, in which  there was a decision  taken by our Confederation to have a independent strike in November or  join the All India Trade Union General Strike slated nearby.

1)COC Karnataka resolved to hold a Convention  on 'SCRAP NPS' preferably during 2nd week of December 2018, in order to mobilize the  membership for General Strike to be 
held during January 2019. The date of Convention will be intimated shortly after finalising the venue for the same.

2) Issue Regarding Women's Convention was deliberated upon, scheduled at Haridwar on 29th and 30th of October. No. of women Comrades participation is yet to give their confirmation to attend the Convention. 

3)It was decided to open an MIS A/c in Postal and to auto transformer the I retest to SB Account and also to give necessary standard instructions for the I t amount to be paid as monthly RD, in the name of Gen.Secretary and Treasurer, as authorised signatories to operate the Bank Account.

4) The President Com. Radhakrishna briefed about Bombay High Court"s judgement on MACP to be effected from 01-01-2006.

5)Subscription of Rs.800 (2017-18 and 2018-19) was paid by Survey of India Class III SA and 
Rs.800 was paid by Survey of India MSI. Postal Accounts paid Rs.1500 and Postal Admin remitted 
Rs.1000. payment was also remitted by RMS R3-Rs.5000 and R4-Rs.3000.

6)Com.Dominic has been promoted as AAO and has been transferred to Jammu. He was bid farewell by way of honouring with a shawl and bouquet by COC Karnataka,

Com.Dominic resigned as Joint Secretary and Com.Padmini Rudraiah, has been co-opted from Postal in his place. 

7)Com. Jayashree, Assistant Secretary CoC promoted as ITO and transferred to Goa and in her place Com.Gerald Manuel has been co-opted from IT Dept.

8)Com.Dominic voluntarily donated a sum of Rs.1000/- as Individual contribution to CoC Karnataka. 

Meeting concluded at 8pm with vote of thanks by Genl. Secretary Com. Vinod

Thursday, October 25, 2018

COC Meeting on 25-10-2018

Respected Comrades of all affiliates of COC karnataka,

Meeting of COC karnataka will be held at 6.30 pm 
on 25-10-2018 @  ITEF Association room, Queen's Road Bengaluru.

Outcome of Confederation meeting held at Hyderabad on 10-6-2018.

Out come of Central Government employees rally at New Delhi on 5th  September 2018.

Strike call of Confederation given  on 8th and 9th  Jan 2019 by all Central Govt Employees & Trade unions 

Subscription of all affiliates to COC Karnataka.

Any other matter.

All are requested to attend the meeting without fail. 

Revolutionary greetings, 

Gen Secy
COC Karnataka

Friday, October 19, 2018

Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission

 "It has been decided to allow the claims of the Government employees in Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, who had traveled by air as per the revised TA rules while availing LTC during 13.07.2017 to 19.09.2017".


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bonus Order

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2017-18


Thursday, October 4, 2018


                                                            Dated 03-10-2018.
2018 OCTOBER 29th & 30th HARIDWAR

                 All Affiliates, C-O-Cs and Women Comrades are requested to mobilize maximum number of delegates to attend the Camp.  Affiliates, please instruct all your units to ensure maximum participation. Book tickets immediately.

Com: Subhashini Ali, Ex.MP - and Fighting leader of the working class will inaugurate the camp. Com: Kirti Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court & Convenor, Legal Cell, AIDWA will take class on “Women’s Social Status and Rights in Indian Society and our Task”.  Com:T.K.Rajalekshmi, Frontline, will take class on “Media and Politics”.  Com. K.K.N.Kutty, President and Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General and other Chief Executives of  Confederation and affiliates will speak on the subject - “SCRAP NPS, RESTORE OPS - Confederation charter of demands and Two days Nationwide strike on 8th & 9th January 2019”.  Com.Usha Bonepalli, President, Women’s Committee will preside and Com.R.Seethalakshmi, Convenor, Women’s Committee will address the camp.

                 The camp will commence on 10 AM on 29th October and conclude at 2 PM on 30th October, 2018.

                 Welcome to all women delegates and leaders.  All India Women’s Convention will also be held along with the camp.

Fraternally yours,
Usha Boneppalli,    R.Seethalakshmi
Chairperson  Convenor
Women’s Committee           Women’s Committee.

K.K.N.Kutty                M.Krishnan
President,                     Secretary General,
Confederation.             Confederation.

Com.R.N.Parashar, SG NFPE & Chairman,COC, UP State - Mob: 09718686800
Com.Virendra Tiwari, Working Chairman, COC, UP State - Mob: 09839195933
Com.J.P.Singh, General Secretary, COC, UP State - Mob: 08005445445

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Consumer Price Index August 2018 & DA September 2018

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100.  Monthly Index  - August 2018 is 301 points.

There has been no increase or decrease in CPI in August 2018 

DA as on 1st September is 10.88%. The present DA as on 1st July 2018 is at 9%. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Golden Jubilee of Historic Strike on 19-09-1968-Salute to participants of struggle

Comrade S Radhakrishna
In the history of workers in struggle in India the nationwide strike of Central Government Employees on 19thSeptember, 1968 has a prominent place. This year we are celebrating golden jubilee of that historic strike. All the leaders who lead and participated in the strike have retired and some of them are no more.

The indefinite strike of Central Govt. Employees in1960 was the first major strike of Central Government. Employees after independence. The five days strike from 1960 July 11 midnight was brutally suppressed by the Central Government declaring it as “Civil Rebellion”. The main demand of the strike was improvement and modifications in the 2nd CPC recommendations. The Need Based Minimum Wage, though adopted by the 15th Indian Labour Conference in 1957, was rejected by the 2nd CPC.

The Joint Consultative machinery (JCM) was constituted in 1966 as a forum for discussing and settling the issues raised by CG employees.  GL Nanda then Home minister of India inaugurating the JCM on 28-10-1966 expressed a hope that “that the strikes will be made superfluous”.  Jagajivan Ram then labour Minister expressed a hope that “I wish that the Council will function in such a way that all the disputes or differences that may arise, will be resolved by them and no occasion will be provided for the Labour Minister to exercise his authority of setting up of the Board of Arbitration.”
There was an apprehension among sections of leadership that this negotiating machinery may not settle any major demands of the Central Government employees and may become just a talking shop or a time killing business, ultimately resulting in abnormally delaying the genuine demands.   Unfortunately this apprehension became reality within one year of formation of JCM. In the very first meeting of the National Council JCM, the following three demands were notified by the staff side.

1. Grant of Need Based Minimum Wage as approved by the 1957 Tripartite Labour Conference. 2. Merger of DA with Pay and 3. Revision of DA formula.

After prolonged discussion for more than one and a half year disagreement was recorded.  According to the JCM scheme once disagreement is recorded the matter should have gone to arbitration, but Government refused to refer the matter to arbitration.  Protesting against this arbitrary stand of the Government, the staff side leadership walked out of the JCM and decided to go for one day’s strike. A Joint Action Committee was formed and the date of the strike was decided as 19th September 1968. The following were the main demands of charter of demands for the strike
1. Need Based Minimum Wage. 2. Full neutralisation of rise in prices. 3. Merger of DA with Basic Pay. 4. Withdrawal of proposal to retire employees with 50 years of age or on completion of 25 years of service. 5. Vacate victimisation and reinstate victimised workers. 6. No retrenchment without equivalent alternative jobs. 7. Abolition of Contract and Casual Labour System.

Strike notice was served and the Joint Action Council (JAC) decided to commence the strike at 0600 AM on 19th September 1968. Intensive campaign was conducted throughout the country. AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation was the major organisations in the JAC. Government invoked Essential Services Maintenance Ordinance (ESMO) to deal with the strike. Government also issued detailed instructions to impose heavy penalty including suspension, dismissal, termination, break-in-service etc. on the striking employees. Para-military force (CRPF) and Police were deployed to deal with the strike. Central Government gave orders to all State Governments to suppress the strike at any cost. Kerala was ruled by the Communist Government during the strike. Chief Minister. E. M. S. Namboodiripad declared Kerala Government’s full support to the strike of Central Government employees. The Central Government threatened dismissal of the Kerala Government for defying the Centre’s directive to suppress the strike.It was a war-like situation. Arrest of Leaders started on 18th September itself. About 3000 employees and leaders were arrested from Delhi alone. All over India about 12000 Central Government employees and leaders were arrested and jailed.

At Bangalore the preparations for strike was well done under the dynamic leadership of Com. P. R. Chabaque who was the convenor of the Joint Action Committee here. Intensive campaigning was done through pamphlets and office centric meetings. A massive rally was held in Railway Institute ground behind City Railway station. Some arrests under ESMO were made at Bangalore. Some of the leaders arrested included Chabaque VV Jacob, K.P. Nair and A.K.P Pille from Survey of India, Jayaram, Kopeswar Rao, and Namboothri from Railways and many other leaders from other organisations.  Houses of many leaders were raided and searched. Some of the leaders who were very active in the preparation of strike are  Raghothaman, CV Ananda, N Bhaskaran, Muthu Subramanian (RMS), MM Farooqui (Telegraph), BN Prakash (Postal),  Ramakrishna Shastri, MS Nagaraj (AGS)and many others. 

In spite of all these repressive measures the strike commenced on 18th after noon itself at many places and was a massive success all over India and in all departments including Railway, Defence, P&T, Audit etc. About 64000 employees were served with termination notices, thousands removed from service and about 40000 employees suspended. Seventeen striking employees were brutally killed at Pathankot, Bikaner, DelhiIndraprasthaBhavan and at Upper Assam in lathi charge, firing by police and military and by running the train over the bodies of employees who picketed the trains.

Though the strike was only for one day on 19th September 1968, the victimisation and repression continued for days together. Struggle against victimisation also continued including work-to-rule agitation, hunger fast of leaders from 10th October 1968. There was unprecedented support to the strike and relief work and also to agitation for reinstatement of the victimised workers, from National Trade Unions, state Government employees and teachers Unions/Federations etc. A mass rally was organised before the residence of Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi on 17th October, 1968.

19th September 1968 strike is written in red letters in the history of Indian Working Class. The demand raised by the Central Government employees – Need Based Minimum Wage – was the demand of entire working people of India. Even today, the Central Government employees and other section of the working class are on struggle path for realisation of the Need Based Minimum Wage.

There are pages and pages to be written on the sacrifices of the workers in connection with the strike.  The strike was historic in more than one sense. The same government which refused to accept the demands were compelled to implement some of them afterwards.  No struggle goes in vain. The long term impact of a struggle for a genuine cause should be understood properly. The benefits of past struggles often accrues to the present/future generation.  Struggles are inevitable to establish more and more equitable peaceful society.

Let us salute the martyrs of past struggles.
Let us remember with gratitude all those who suffered immensely in the past struggles.
Let us carry forward the proud legacy left behind them to make the life of future generations brighter.
Let us resolve to make future struggles massive success.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Consumer Price Index July 2018 & DA August 2018

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100.  Monthly Index  - July 2018 is 301 points.

There has been very big  increase of 10 points in July 2018 , this increase of CPI is highest in last four years. 

DA as on 1st August is 10.36%. The present DA as on 1st July 2018 is at 9%. 

we can expect 3% to 4% DA on January 2019. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cabinet approves 2% additional DA

The Union Cabinet today approved the release of an additional installment of dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and dearness relief to pensioners with effect from 1 July, 2018. This move, to compensate for the price rise, will result in an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the basic pay or pension. About 48.41 lakh central government employees and 62 lakh pensioners will be benefited because of the DA hike.
The combined impact to the government exchequer on account of both DA and dearness relief would be Rs 6,112 crore per annum and Rs 4,074 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of eight months, from July 2018 to February 2019).

Friday, August 3, 2018

Transfer Policy - Department of Posts

Guidelines for transfer to regulate transfers of Group ‘C’ officials, Group ‘B’ (non-gazetted) officials and Assistant Superintendent of Posts (Group ‘B’ Gazetted): 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CPI and DA July 2018

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — June, 2018 is released and The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2018 increased by 2 points and pegged at 291 (two hundred and ninety one). 

The DA as on 1st July 9.86 %. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

No proposals to hike minimum wage & fitment formula revision - Government


ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018

Pay Commission Reports


Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?



(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances after an examination by a Committee have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Transfer Policy of CG Employees

ANSWERED ON: 25.07.2018

Transfer Policy

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether there is any policy for the transfer of employees of Central Government;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government proposes to formulate single transfer policy for the Government employees in the country;

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(e) whether the Government proposes to constitute any commission for single transfer policy for both Central and State employees; and

(f) if so, the details thereof?


(a) & (b) : In terms of instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on transfer/posting of Government employees, all Ministries/Departments of Government of India are required to have their own guidelines for transfer/posting of their employees providing for the following –

i. minimum tenure;

ii. have a mechanism akin to Civil Services Board for recommending transfer; and Respective Ministries/ Departments are also required to place the transfer policy in public domain.

(c) to (f) : There is no proposal to formulate single transfer policy for the Government employees as guidelines for transfer/posting of employees depend on the specific requirement of individual Ministries/ Departments. Moreover, the State Public Services are under State List for which the State Governments are competent to make rules and policies. Accordingly, there is no proposal to constitute any commission for single transfer policy for both Central & State employees.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Reimbursement of Accommodation charges for stay in Hotels as per CCS (Travelling Allowance) Rules

Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM. No.19030/2/2017-E.IV dated 10th October 2017 has clarified that the ceiling prescribed in para 2E (i) of the Annexure to DoE O.M.No.19030/1/2017-E-IV dated 13.07.2017 in r/o hotel accommodation/guest house, is exclusive of all taxes and these taxes shall be reimbursed to the Govt. Employee over and  above the ceiling limit. 


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Holding of meeting of the NJCA - on 3rd July, 2018

National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055

Dated: June 8, 2018
All Members of the NJCA

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Holding of meeting of the NJCA

It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Council of Action (NJCA) on 3rd July, 2018 from 16.00 hrs, in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi

The following would be the issue of discussion:-

(i) To take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settled of major pending issues, viz. improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

(ii) No progress in respect of NPS Covered Central Government Employees.

(iii) Other pending issues related to National and Departmental Anomalies.

All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the said meeting so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.

With Fraternal Greetings,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Monday, June 11, 2018

National Convention of CG Employees held on 10/6/2018

Scrap Contributory Pension Scheme
Settle 10 points Charter of demands

National Convention of Central Government Employees organised by Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers at Hyderabad declared one day strike on 15th November 2018. All India State Govt Employees Federation (AISGEF) also declared one day strike on the same day ie ; 15.11.2018. Main demands are Scrap Contrbutory Pension  System and implement Old Pension System for all , Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers regarding increase in Minimum Pay & Fitment Formula , Stop Outsourcing of Govt functions and contractorisation , Grant Equal Pay for Equal Work , Settle 10 points Charter of demands etc. 

The Convention was inaugurated by Dr.Sajjeeva Reddy , National President , INTUC. Com Amarjeet Kaur , Nationl General Secretary , AITUC , Com Venkitesh , State General Secretary , CITU , Telangana , Com Gopal Rao , All India Defence Employees Federation addressed the convention. Com A.Sreekumar , General Secretary , AISGEF addressed the convention and declared that State Government Employees will also go on nationwide strike on 15.11.2018 along with Cental Govt Employees demanding scrapping of Contributory Pension Scheme. Com M.Krishnan , Secretary General , Confederation presented the Draft Resolution and Declaration for discussion and adoption. About 28 delegates representing different organisations and state level Coordination Committees participated in the discussion on draft resolution and declaration. Com Giriraj Singh , President , NFPE , Com Venkatesan (ITEF) Com M.S.Raja , Secretary General , All India Audit & Accounts Association , Com C.U.Jayakumar , Secretary General , National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees , Com Nilesh D Nazare , General Secretary , Indian Bureau of Mines Employees Association , Com P.S.Prasad (Working President COC Karnataka & General Secretary Central  Ground Water Board  Association) Com R.Seethalaksmi , Convenor , All India Women's Committee of Confederation also addressed the delegate session. Convention adopted the Resolution and Declaration and decided to go for one day strike on 15th November 2018 demanding settlement of 10 points Charter of demands (Resolution , Declaration and Charter of Demands will be published in the website shortly). The Convention also decided to organise intensive campaign programmes to ensure largest participation of employees in the strike (Details of campaign programmes will be published shortly).

About 1000 delegates from all states and affiliated organisations participated in the National Convention . Com K.K.N.Kutty , National President , Confederation hoisted the Confederation flag and also presided over the National Convention. Com A . Azeez, General Secretary , COC , AP & Telangana delivered welcome address and Com Y.Nageswara Rao , Chairman , COC offered vote of thanks. 

The delegates from  Karnataka state which includes delegates from  Belgavi , Hubli , Bangalore , Raichur districts along with units from  Postal , RMS, ITEF , Survey of India , CGWB , Postal Accounts etc participated in the meeting .   

The Reception Committee under the dynamic leadership of Com Nageswara Rao and Azeez along with leaders and cadres of all affiliated organisations of COC made excellent arrangements for the successful conducting of the National Convention. Cultural programmes presented by Praia Natya Mandali was really inspiring. Overall the National Convention was a grand success and and an inspiring experience for those who participated in it.

Minutes of COC Karnataka Meeting held on 5/6/2018

The COC meeting was  held on 5/6/2018 at ITEF room   started at 7.15 p.m. with Com.President in Chair. 

One minute silence was observed as a mark of honour and respect to our Comrade Chandrashekar, who expired today morning. He was working as a Postal Asst at Bg GPO.  (Ex Sports Inspector and Ex Football Coach).

National Convention at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018:
Com.S.Radhakrishna President appraised  the Exe Com about the National Convention of the Confederation of Cent. Govt Employees & Workers to be held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018 reg Scrapping of NPS, Min Wage, Fitment Formula and to deliberate upon the future course of action.  

During the course of the meeting, it was decided that Com.P.S.Prasad, Working President will represent COC karnataka and all other affiliates are required to send their representatives as per the quota fixed by their respective All India Body. 

GDS Strike:
The representatives from Postal Assns viz., Com.Javaraya Gowda, Com.Ganesh and Com.Dominic who were present were asked to inform the latest developments reg the ongoing Strike of GDS Employees and also their programme of action, so as to enable COC, Karnataka to extend their solidarity as per the directions issued by Confederation Leadership. 

Financial  Review and Subscription:
All the affiliates were requested to remit the subscription to COC for the years 2017-18 & 2018-19 immediately. The Subscription for the year 2017-18 should be cleared by 30th June ( Rate of subscription is at Rs 10/- per member per year).

Meeting concluded at 8.45 p.m