CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT.
EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
CIRCULAR NO. 10 DATED – 29.11.2013
GET READY FOR STRIKE
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDES TO ORGANIZE PHASED AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES
CULMINATING IN STRIKE
NO COMPROMISE ON
THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF 7th CPC SUBMITTED BY THE STAFF SIDE
The National Secretariat of the Confederation of
Central Government Employees and Workers met at New Delhi on 28.11.2013 and
reviewed the situation arising out of the Government’s announcement of Seventh
Central Pay Commission and the subsequent developments thereon.
Eventhough Government has announced constitution
of 7th Central Pay Commission, the appointment is yet to take place.
In the meanwhile one round of discussion was held with Secretary, DOP&T on
terms of reference. Subsequently, the staff side, JCM National Council has
submitted a unanimous proposal on the items to be included in the terms of
reference of the 7th CPC, which includes (i) date of effect as
01.01.2014 (2) merger of DA with pay (3) grant of interim relief (4) inclusion
of GDS under the ambit of 7th CPC (5) statutory pension for those
entered into service on or after 01.01.2004 (6) settlement of anomalies of 6th
CPC (7) cashless/hassle-free medicare facilities etc.
Government while announcing the 7th
CPC has made it clear that the date of effect will be 01.01.2016. Further
nothing has been mentioned about DA merger and interim relief. Regarding GDS
the declared stand of the Government is that GDS are not civil servants and in
the past also every time when CPC is appointed, the Government refused to include
them in the Pay commission. Last time also inspite of the strong protest and
agitational programmes conducted by NFPE and Postal JCA, the Government has
appointed a bureaucratic committee. Regarding statutory pension to those who
entered into service on or after 01.01.2004, the Government’s stand is well
known and it may refuse to include this item also in the terms of reference.
This being the position, our past
experience shows that unless and until the demands raised in the staff side
proposal submitted to Government on terms of reference of the CPC is backed by
serious agitational programmes, rallying the entire Central Government
Employees and create compulsion on the Government to accept our justified
stand, there is every possibility of Government rejecting the above proposal.
Further all of us are aware that
the political situation in the country is gradually getting in election mode.
This is bringing forth before the working class movement a crucial task of
front-loading our class issues in the ensuring political battle. We have to
keep in mind that the corporate class and corporate controlled media has
started making effort for relegating the working class issues and the economic
policy related issues in particular to the background. It is our duty to bring
the demands of the working class to the fore-front and conduct intensive
campaign against those policies and also against those who are supporting the
neo-liberal globalization policies. Confederation of Central Government
Employees & Workers being the part and parcel of the mainstream of the
working class of our country has got an added responsibility to rally the
entire Central Government Employees in the joint struggle against the
anti-people and anti-worker policies of the Government which shall ultimately
lead to a change in the political equation ensuring implementation of
pro-people, pro-worker alternative policy.
Taking into Consideration all the above facts and circumstances, the
National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees &
Workers met at new Delhi on 28.11.2013 took a unanimous decision to go for
strike if the Government refuse to accept the staff side proposal on terms of
reference. Confederation further decided to organize series of phased
programme of action and campaign from now onwards so that the employees will be
ready to go for strike on short notice.
It is further decided that Confederation shall not go for any
compromise on the demands raised in the proposal submitted by the JCM Staff
side on terms of reference of 7th CPC.
3. The following are the important decision of
the National Secretariat.
The earlier decision to defer the strike ballot
after the announcement of the 7th CPC by the Government is ratified.
Under the given circumstances the decision taken to defer the ballot was
The modification made in the Confederation
Charter of Demands regarding date of effect of the 7th CPC (i.e.
from 01.01.2011 to 01.01.2014) is approved as it was necessitated for arriving
at unanimity among the staff side on term of reference which will strengthen
further the unity of all Central Government organizations including Railways
Approved the modified Charter of Demands of the
Confederation which includes the terms of reference submitted by the Staff side
to the Government (copy enclosed Annexure – I)
Decided to conduct the following phased
programme of campaign and agitational programmes.
the Managing bodies/Executive Committees of all affiliated organizations to
discuss and ratify the Confederation decision to go for agitational programmes
culminating in strike.
intensive campaign among the employees by conducting squad work, General body
meetings, conventions, postering and issuing printed pamphlets, lunch hour
meetings etc, explaining the demands raised in the charter of demands and also
the necessity to go for strike if our demands on terms of reference are not
accepted. All India/State Leaders of the affiliated organizations shall under-take
extensive tour as part of campaign programme.
campaign tour programme finalized by the Secretariat meeting earlier is to be
implemented. Whereever State level and C-O-C level conventions are yet to be
held, it should be held before 20.12.2013. All
State Committees and C-O-Cs are requested to organize conventions immediately.
The name of the Confederation National leaders who are attending the
conventions is given in the enclosed circular. Date of the Conventions may be
fixed in consultation with the concerned comrade.
to conduct nationwide day-long dharna
programme at maximum centres, particularly at the state capitals on 2013 December 19th (19.12.2013)
with massive participation of employees. Effort is to be made for maximum media
coverage of the programmes.
to organize mass rallies at all State
capitals (and if possible at District Capitals also) before 31.12.2013.
National leaders of the Confederation and other trade Union leaders may be
invited to address the rallies. All effort should be made to make the rally a
grand success ensuring maximum participation of employees.
to conduct press conferences at all State capitals (other centres also if
possible) by the State committees/C-O-Cs to explain the justification of
demands and also the proposed strike action.
to organsie nationwide five days relay
dharna at various centres of each city during the period from 30th
December 2013 to 3rd January 2014 (30.12.2013 to 03.01.2014)
(h) Mass dharna at New Delhi on 9th January
2014 by All India Leaders of Confederation and leaders of all affiliated
organizations and C-O-Cs and also maximum number of employees from Delhi and
(i) Extended National Executive meeting of
Confederation will be held at New Delhi on 10.01.2014 (10th
January 2014) for declaration of the strike date and also the duration of the
strike. All the National Secretariat
members of the Confederation, All the C-O-C Representatives and all the Chief
Executives of the affiliated organizations of Confederation shall attend the
mass dharna on 9th January and the Extended National Executive
meeting on 10th January 2014 WITHOUT FAIL. (Please book the up
and down ticket immediately to ensure the participation on both days i.e. on 9th
& 10th January 2014) If
any organisation or C-O-C wants participation of more comrades in the extended
National Executive as observers it will be allowed subject to a maximum of
five) Participation in the Dharna is allowed without any limit.
Decided to extend full support and solidarity to
the proposed strike action of NFPE & FNPO on demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks
(GDS) and Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees. It is decided to request the
Postal JCA to adjust the date of the strike so that it will be a strike of all
Central Government Employees.
Decided to file a case in the Kolkata High Court
challenging the PFRDA Bill passed by the Parliament jointly with the All India
State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF). The methodology for raising
funds for meeting the expenses for the conducting of the case up to Supreme
Court will be decided in the next meeting. C-O-C West Bengal is authorized to
assist the National Secretariat in completing the formalities for filling the
case in the Kolkata High Court in consultation with AISGEF.
Decided to mobilize maximum employees for
participating in the 12th December Parliament March organized by the
Central Trade Unions against the anti-people, anti-worker policies of the
Central Government. C-O-C Delhi and C-O-Cs of nearby states and also all
affiliated organizations are requested to ensure large scale participation of
the employees in the 12th December Parliament March. It is decided that each organisation shall
conduct workers meeting at all important centres in Delhi and nearby states for
mobilizing maximum employees to participate in the march.
Decided to extend maximum support and solidarity
to the 11th December 2013 Parliament March organized by the
AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) demanding settlement of GDS demands. Delhi C-O-C is requested
to extent maximum support for the successful conduct of the GDS Parliament
The National Secretariat placed on record its
sincere thanks to all the state committees/C-O-Cs and also all the affiliated
organisations for making the All India Trade Union Education Camp conducted at
Mumbai on 14th & 15th November 2013 and also the All
India Women’s Convention held at Delhi on 25th & 26th
November 2013 a grand success, especially
to the C-O-C Mumbai and C-O-C Delhi for providing all the infra-structural
facilities in an excellent manner.
to appeal to all affiliated organisations to clear the quota dues towards
Confederation CHQ before 31.12.2013. Financial Secretary shall issue separate
notices to each organisation indicating the total dues to be remitted.
is decided that Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General shall represent the
Confederation as an official delegate in the International Congress of Southern
Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR) to be held at
Perth, Australia from 2nd to 6th December 2013.
The National Secretariat meeting
was presided over by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, the National President. Com. S. K.
Vyasji, Advisor, was present and gave his valuable guidance for arriving at
correct conclusion and decisions on each agenda items. Com. M. Krishnan,
Secretary General, presented the organizational report.
ANNEXURE – I
CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION
Accept the terms of reference of 7th
CPC, submitted by the staff side, National Council JCM.
To examine the existing structure of pay,
allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension,
Gratuity, other terminal benefits of various categories of Central Government
Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Postal Department.
To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet
for the categories of Central Government employees including GDS as on
The Commission shall determine the pay
structure, benefits, facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account
the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the
15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial
pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.
To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned
immediately to the Central Government employees including GDS.
To determine the percentage of Dearness
allowance/Dearness Relief immediately to be merged with Pay and pension including
To settle the anomalies raised in various fora
To work out the improvements needed to the
existing retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement
gratuity, family pension and other terminal or recurring benefits
maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family
pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.
To recommend methods for providing
cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners
including Postal pensioners.
Ensure every five year revision of wages of
Central Government Employees in future.
(a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks of the
Postal Department and grant of Civil Servant status, statutory pension and all
other benefits at par with regular employees.
(b) Regularisation and revision of wages of casual and
Compassionate appointment – removal of
restrictions imposed by Government.
JCM and Anomaly Committee Functioning.
Fill up all vacant posts and creation of new
posts wherever justified.
Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation
and privatization of Government functions.
Stop the move to introduce performance related
Pay (PRP) system, Extend PLB Bonus for all, removing bonus ceiling.
Revise OTA and Night Duty Allowance rates and
promotions to all.
the PFRDA Act. Ensure statutory Pension for all.
price rise. Revive and extend public distribution system for all.
trade Union victimization.
Right to strike.