The union cabinet is likely to approve the terms of reference of the 7th CPC on Friday ie the on 28/2/14(before announcement of general elections), which includes the date of effect of the 7th CPC, interim relief , DA merger etc. It is likely government may or may not not grant all these or it would rather ask 7th CPC to examine these issues. With these the Government has moved one step ahead from its original stand of declaring on 25th September that 7th CPC date of effect from 1/1/2016, this is only due to the impact of two days strike by Central Government Employees affiliated to the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers on 12th and 13th Feb 2014.
We are only hoping and praying that the Central Government will issue orders for DA merger or date of effect or IR, instead of a demanding it by struggle . If other Central Government Employees would have also joined the Feb 2014 strike, we would have got better deal, we could have forced the Central Government to accept our 15 charter of demands straight away rather than asking for it, now by these time orders would have been issued.
Now we have won a half battle, after general elections we should all unite and fight for major issues such as 100% DA merger, IR, date of effect from 1/1/2014. Today we are in this position of just hope Central Government will accept our demands rather than forcing the Central Government to accept our demands. Now we concentrate on unity of CG employees which would force Central Government to accept our 15 charter of demands. Joint struggle by all Central Government Employees irrespective of affiliations is the need of the hour.