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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Photos of Demonstration Program held on 30th Dec 2015

AICGWBEA Bangalore 

AICGWBEA Bangalore 

Postal Accounts GPO 

Postal Accounts GPO

at CPMG Office Bangalore 

at CPMG Office Bangalore 

AICGWBEA Belgaum

NFPE Bellary 


NFPE Bellary 

SOI Bangalore 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bonus bill

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill allowing doubling of wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers with establishments with 20 or more workers, with the benefits being applicable retrospectively from April 2014.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Government expenditurer on CG employees and actual impact on government finances

Comrades,
          There are various reports in the media about the impact of the 7th CPC recommendations on the common man and the government resources at large, the reports suggest that additional amount of    Rs  one lakh crores of public money has been spent for implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations for 35 lakhs central Government employees, Perhaps the strongest criticism of Pay Commission awards is that they play havoc with government finances and also  state government demand support to implement the 7th CPC recommendations. At the aggregate level, these concerns are somewhat exaggerated and which is totally wrong.

Let us examine the 7th CPC report vide para no 3.65 and 3.66 and the website of Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Pay Research Unit for Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees visit website : http://finmin.nic.in/pru/BROCHURE/PayAllowance2013-14E.pdf


The 7th CPC report para number 3.65 and 3.66

3.65 The total expenditure on pay and allowances for civil personnel of Central Government in the recent years is brought out in Table 9.

Table 9: Expenditure on Pay and Allowances

Year
                   2007-08  
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13

Amount(Rs crore )
51,664 80
80,110
1,07,402
1,07,550
1,17,565
1,29,599
As a percent of GDP  
1.04
1.42
1.66
1.38
1.33
1.30

The Commission has obtained details of expenditure from each ministry/department for up to FY 2012-13. Of the total expenditure on pay and allowances of Rs 1,29,599 crore for the financial year 2012-13.

3.66 The expenditure per capita on pay and allowances for Civil Central Government personnel for FY 2012-13 was Rs 3.92  lakh per annum i.e Rs  32666/- per month.

Add 35% DA for the period 1/4/2013 to 1/1/2016 average salary of Civil Central Government personnel as on 1/1/2016 at 125% DA which works around  Rs 37500/- per month (Rs 4.50 lakhs per annum ) without 7th CPC recommendations . ie Rs  1.57,000 crores  
Add average 16% wage increase due to 7th CPC which works out to Rs 43500/- per month Rs  5.22 lakhs per annum) with 7th CPC  implementation .

Total Expenditure for 35 lakhs for Civil Central Government personnel for FY 2016-17 is around Rs 1,83,000 crores In respect of pensions expenditure for 55 lakhs pensioners amount is around  Rs 81,000/ crores as on 1/1/2016. which is against the revenue  receipts of Rs 19 lakh crores. The percentage of revenue receipt and wages is just around 13 % of the total revenue is spent on the wages and pension for the Central Government personnel. In fact it is just at 1.3 % of the GDP.   

 This clearly shows that that the increase in impact for the government of India finances is just  below additional Rs  25,000/- crores not additional Rs 1,00,000/- crores as per the media reports.    

The 7th CPC recommendations’ impact need not give jitters to the government because the rise in government wages will amount to only 0.4 per cent of GDP.

One more aspect is that technically, the recommendations of a Central Pay Commission are only for Central Government employees and States are not bound to follow suit. Indeed, up to the 1980s, States constituted their own Pay Commissions and prescribed their own pay scales, based upon their fiscal capacity.

Let us not be carried over by the media or press reports, hence we should educate each and every employee for struggle and so that a decent wage hike is achieved.                                   
                                          Comradely yours

                                           (P.S.Prasad)
                                          General Secretary       


Change of nomenclature of the posts of Assistant of Central Secretariat Service

G.I., Min. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.21/12/2010-CS.I(P), dated 21.12.2015

Approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for change of nomenclature of the posts of Assistant of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Upper Division Clerk and Lower Division Clerk of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) as under:


The change in nomenclature comes into force with immediate effect.

The necessary amendments to Central Secretariat Service Rules, 2009 and Central Secretariat Service Rules, 1962 will follow.

CLICK HERE FOR DOPT ORDER

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wage hike and trade union action

Comrades ,
                   The 7th CPC has cheated the 35 lakhs Central Government Employees and 50 lakhs pensioners, by announcing meagre 14.29% wage hike, in actual term of increase for serving employees after deduction of Income tax, enhanced subscription of CGEIS, licence fee, CGHS etc the net increase is actually varies from 1% to 4 % increase.   

             The similar situation was existing for central Government employees during the 5th CPC , as the 5th CPC had recommended 20% wage hike after strike notice was served then the Third Front Government agreed to provide 40% wage hike, recently the 6th CPC had provided 54% wage hike.This is lowest wage hike by any pay commission.  

           The Central Government Employees are having 10 years wage revision against the basic principle of 5 years wage revision adopted by all other Government agency such as Banks Employees, PSU employees etc. The bank employees were initially offered around 10% wage hike , after sustained trade union action they got 15% wage hike from with effect from 1st November  2012. Cumulatively it works out to more than 35 % wage hike for 10 years. The AP and Telangana state government employees got recently 40 % wage hike the pay commission of AP had also adopted Dr. Aykroyd formula and 15th ILO norms and fixed at Rs 13,000/- minimum wage as on 1st July 2013 , if we calculate the minimum wage on this basis for the Central Government Employees the minimum wage works out to Rs 25,000/- and fitment formula of  3.57 .      

          Comrades let us fight united under the NJCA banner to achieve a decent wage hike, the 7th CPC has erred in the calculation of minimum wage for the Central Government Employees it has fixed at Rs 18000/ against the staff side demand of Rs 26,000/-. while calculating the minimum wage as per Dr. Aykroyd formula and 15th ILO norms the 7th CPC has taken wrong prices of the essential items for example the price of one kg of pulses as Rs 97.84 against the market price of Rs 180/- , similarly the price of one kg of rice and wheat as Rs 25.93 against the market price of Rs 50/- & Rs 40, and 7th CPC has modified the Dr. Aykroyd formula and 15th ILO norms. The 7th CPC has taken 125% DA into consideration, at present the DA is likely to cross 125% , the prices of essential commodity including rice and pulses are showing increase in last month and further rise due to floods and draught in many states.

     Overall the 7th CPC has erred in calculation of minimum wage for the Central Government Employees there by denying the correct fitment formula and right wage hike. Comrade it is time to mobilize, educate and prepare for trade union action. Like bank employees we should also get right wage agreement.   

                                                                                                       Comradely yours

                                                                                                      (P.S.Prasad)
                                General Secretary                                                                                             


DOPT Minister Clarifies on Retirement Age 58 or 33 Years of Service


In Lok Sabha today, the DOPT Minister Shri Jitendra Singhji said that there is no proposal to reduce the retirement age to 58 years of age or 33 years of service for Central Government employees.


In a written reply for the question regarding the retirement age of Central Government employees in Parliament today, the concerend Minster of State for Personnel Jitendra Singhji said that the there is no such proposal to reduce the retirement age with the connection of 33 years of service.

Monday, December 14, 2015

NJCA Circular

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 1st WEEK OF MARCH 2016

Hold demonstrations on 30.12.2015 in front of all offices and Submit copy of the Charter of Demands to Head of offices for onward transmission to Cabinet Secretary.

Conduct three days Dharna at all state capitals and Industrial Centres/Establishments on 19th, 20th & 21st January 2016.


NJCA will meet on 8th February 2016 to decide the date of commencement of indefinite strike.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Labour Law Amendment

Restriction of Outsiders in Trade Unions
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken steps for drafting the Labour Code on Industrial Relations, by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the relevant provisions of the following three Labour Laws:-

(i) The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947,

(ii) The Trade Unions Act, 1926,

(iii) The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.

The Government carried out the process of Tripartite Consultation for drafting the Labour Code on Industrial Relations, where the representatives from Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Association and Central Ministries/State Governments participated and gave their suggestions. Two such meetings for the tripartite consultation on this Labour Code were held on 06.05.2015 and 06.10.2015.

During consultation stage, the draft of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations has also been shared with experts of International Labour Organisation (ILO) who have provided their suggestions on the provisions of the draft code. The provisions of the draft code are under consideration.

This information given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Ministry Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

Source: http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0 dated 7th Dec 2015