DRAFT LETTER TO BE GIVEN TO THE COLLECTOR/DISTRICT MAGISTRATE
ON 2ND MARCH, 2015, AFTER RALLY IN ALL DISTRICTS
Joint Council of Action of organizations of Central Govt. Employees of _________ district of Karnataka State.
DRAFT LETTER TO BE GIVEN TO THE COLLECTOR/DISTRICT MAGISTRATE ON 2ND MARCH, 2015, AFTER RALLY IN ALL DISTRICTS
We submit herewith a copy of the Declaration, the Convention of Central Government employees adopted on 11.12,.2014 at New Delhi, which seeks settlement of the ten point of charter of demands. We request you to kindly forward the same to the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, Rashtrapathy Bhawan Annex, New Delhi. 110 00 as he is the Chairman, National Council JCM, JCM was conceived as a platform to discuss and settle the common demands and grievances of the Central Government employees in the aftermath of the 1960 Indefinite Strike action. It was conceived as an instrument to avoid confrontation and strike action and bring about peaceful atmosphere taking into account that the majority of the Central Government employees (85%) are industrial/operational workers, covered under the Industrial Disputes Act. The atmosphere of a confrontation has now been created primarily due to the fact that the negotiating forum was made defunct for the past several years. The National Council of the JCM was met in 2010 last, whereas it sought to have met thrice in a year. The issues included in the charter of demands were the subject matter of bilateral discussion but no settlement was brought about. Our representatives were called in for a discussion by the Government as late as 25th February,. 2015, but no settlement on any issue was brought about..
We are aware from our past experience that the Government would not consider the strike action of Central Government employees as a mere employer-employee conflict but would face them as a rebellion to its authority and suppress it by brutal force though the various State apparatuses. It is in this context, we deemed it necessary to apprise you of our grievances. . The enclosed declaration is self explanatory and we request you to kindly inform the Government of the growing discontent of the employees.
Enclosure : Charter of demands:
Joint Council of Action of organizations of Central Govt. Employees
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ ORGANISATIONS
Charter of demands:
1. Effect wage revision of Central Government employees from 1.12014 accepting the memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report with the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.
2. No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services;
3. No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.
4. Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
5. No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the Publication, Form Store and Stationery department and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices;
6. Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.
7. Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.
8. No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
9. Remove the Bonus ceiling;
10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.