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Monday, February 27, 2017



                       The media is debating that the allowances committee headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa Finance Secretary has submitted its report to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyji on 22nd or not. Comrades as you aware that this committee period has expired on 22nd February 2017 , the question is that even if it has submitted its report to the   Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyji it is confidential document  all media creation on the HRA rates are not be believed, the actual truth will be known only after the assembly elections results of five states which will be declared on March 11.

                The past experience is that  even if the committee decides positively the union cabinet had turn down the recommendations of the committee , hence speculation is not correct , only after the union cabinet approves the recommendations of the committee , the new orders is issued .

                 The main demands of the CG employees is retention of the rates of HRA and date of effect of allowances should be from 1st January 2016 and revision of rates of Transport allowances, OTA and NDA apart from retention of many of the allowances.

              Comrades instead of speculation it would be better we focus on the 16th March 2017 strike, which would put pressure on the Central Government to yield to our charter of demands.
                                                                           Comradely yours
                                                                                                            General Secretary

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Photos of Com KKN KUTTY President Confederation addressing meetings at Bangalore and Mysore

At Rajajinagar HPO Bangalore West 

At ITEF Mysore 

At ITEF Mysore 

At AG'S Bangalore 

At AG'S Bangalore 

At AG'S Bangalore 

At Mysore HPO 

At Mysore HPO 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7th CPC Anomaly Committee - Modification in the definition of anomaly

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th February, 2017


Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s OM of even number dated 16/8/2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly:

“Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.”

2. With the incorporation of the above para in the O.M., the definition of anomaly will read as follows:

(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases;

a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Sixth Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason; 
b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules; 
c) Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. The rest of the content of the O.M. dated 16.08.2016 shall remain unchanged.

Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Observe 6th March 2017 as BLACK DAY


Observe 6th March 2017

  • Against the betrayal of Central Government employees and pensioners by group ministers of NDA Government.
  • Demanding increase in minimum pay and fitment formula.

Dear comrades

We know that all of you are in the midst of hectic preparation and campaign for making the 16th March Strike action a great success. As has been explained in the article, which we have placed on our website, the NDA Government, led by BJP has exhibited the worst anti-employee attitude in the post independent era of our country. This Government has treated its own employees as its worst enemy. The decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 29th June, 2016 rejecting even the recommendations made by the high level committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary was unprecedented. Even the setting up of various committees was nothing but an eye wash. Nothing will come out of that. Even the NPS Committee on which the young comrades had pinned some hope of at least getting a minimum guaranteed pension will produce nothing. The discussions at the JCM fora has been converted into mostly monologues i.e. the official side simply listening and not reacting. The Government, it appears, has made the Pension department to reject the one and only recommendation of the 7th CPC which was considered to be positive i.e. Option No.1 for pensioners on the specious ground that the same is not feasible to be implemented. The allowances committee has dilly dallied its deliberation and would now submit its report after the extended period of 6 months expires on 22.02.2017. Even if they make any positive recommendation, which is seldom expected, the NDA Government would not act upon it. They have very successfully postponed the payment of the revised allowanced for 15 months.

In the face of such terrible onslaught, betrayal and chicanery, which no Government in the past has every indulged in, it is surprising that some of our friends who has a predominant role in the movement of the Central Government employees has unfortunately chosen to wait and watch. It appears that they have chosen to wait endlessly hurting the cause of the workers.

We have no hesitation to affirmatively state the obvious that we have chosen the right path, the path of struggles, which can only the choice of the working class against tyrannical attitude of the employer, howsoever, powerful they may be. We must realize that those who are in the saddle of power today are not permanently posted there. We were witness to the abysmal downfall of persons who were arrogant personified. It appears that the reasonableness, righteousness and patience we had exhibited have been taken as signs of cowardice. The undeniable fact is that those who fight, only can win. We, therefore, appeal to you to carry on with conviction and courage.

Eight months will be over on 6th March, 2017, when the Group of Ministers held out the assurance of revisiting the minimum wage and multiplication factor. It is now crystal clear that that was an act of chicanery. No committee was set up and no discussions were held to seriously consider the issue. We, therefore, appeal to all of you to ensure that the day, i.e. 6th March, 2017 is observed as a day of betrayal and all our members are requested to wear a Black badge with the following words inscribed on it in bold letters and conduct demonstrations in front of all Central Government offices.

13TH June & 6TH JULY, 2016

6TH March 2017 must be yet another occasion to mobilize our members to ensure their participation in the 16th March, 2017 strike action and ultimately win all the demands in the charter.

We fight to win and we shall win.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

(M Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


 Com. S. K. VYAS JI remembrance  day was celebrated  on 13th FEBRUARY 2017 by COC Karnataka at GPO (Postal Accounts ) Bengaluru. 

 The meeting was addressed  by Com K.K.N Kutty President Confederation of CG Employees  , Com V.Bhattacharjee Finance Secretary  Confederation of CG Employees , Com S.Radhakrishna  President COC Karnataka, Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka , Com Janikiram Circle Secretary AIPEU Class III , Com Veresesh  Circle Secretary Postal Accounts , Com Vinod  General Secretary ITEF , Com Muthukumar Veteran COC and Postal leader, leaders from RMS, Civil Accounts , Survey of India  were present in the meeting . 

The meeting resolved to make the 16th March 2017 strike a success.   

Wholesale prices up 5.25% year-on-year in January 2017

Wholesale inflation shot up to a 30-month high of 5.25 per cent in January as rising global crude oil prices spiked domestic fuel cost, even as food prices moderated.
The wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation, reflecting the annual rate of price rise, in December stood at 3.39 per cent.In January 2016, the print was (-)1.07 per cent.

The last comparable high level of WPI was witnessed in July 2014 at 5.41 per cent.

As per Commerce Ministry data, inflation in the 'fuel and power' basket more than doubled to 18.14 per cent in January, up from 8.65 per cent in the previous month.

Inflation in diesel and petrol shot up to 31.10 per cent and 15.66 per cent during the month.

Oil prices have been on rise since OPEC in early December decided to cut output for the first time in eight years. Spot LNG prices have also risen from USD 5.25 to about USD 9 per MMBTU on winter heating requirements. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is used for power generation.

As per the data, food inflation basket witnessed contraction for the second month in a row with inflation at (-)0.56 per cent in January as against (-)0.70 per cent in December.
WPI inflation in vegetables, at (-)32.32 per cent in January, saw deflationary pressure for the fifth consecutive month. This was helped by a substantial price fall in onions, which stood at (-)28.86 per cent.

Pulse inflation moderated to 6.21 per cent, from 18.12 per cent in December. Potato prices recorded sharp fall at (-)0.20 per cent, from 26.42 per cent in the previous month.

Rate of price increase in egg, meat and fish was 3.59 per cent during January.

Inflation in manufactured items saw some uptick at 3.99 per cent compared with 3.67 per cent in December.

While the rate of price rise in sugar was 22.83 per cent, for fibres, it was 15.18 per cent, and 25.44 per cent for minerals.

The WPI inflation for November has been revised upwards to 3.38 per cent against the provisional estimate of 3.15 per cent.

The rise in wholesale inflation is in contrast to the fall in retail inflation, which hit a five-year low of 3.17 per cent in January.

which means that the Consumer Price Index is likely to  decrease or stay stable  for the month of Jan 2017. 

More details click here 

Friday, February 10, 2017


Two year has passed since the demise of Com. S. K. Vyas Ji, the legendary leader of Central Government employees and Pensioners on 13th February 2015.

Com. Vyasji was the Secretary General of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers for forty years from 1967 to 2006. He was the President and Secretary General of All India Audit & Accounts Association for a long time. He continued as an Advisor of the Confederation and also as the General Secretary of National Coordination Committee of Pensioners (NCCP) and Bharat Central Pensioners Confederation (BCPC) till death.

Com. Vyas Ji has lead various struggles and strike actions of the Central Government Employees and was in the forefront of the leadership which organised the first strike action of the Central Government Employees after Independence, in the year 1960. Com. Vyas was jailed and dismissed from service. He played an important role in rallying the Central Government employees alongwith the striking Railway employees in the year 1974. He was an able and uncompromising negotiator with the Government in the JCM National Council and standing committee. He was responsible for many of the benefits and allowances enjoyed by the Central Government employees. The cost indexation of wages was earned by the Government employees through the sustained struggles and efforts in 1960s under his leadership. The Confederation of Central Government Employees & workers representing 1.5 million civil servants was in the forefront of the incessant struggles and strike actions organised by the Indian working class against the neo-liberal economic policies of the Government. Com. Vyas Ji’s vision and ideological clarity has made the Confederation, part and parcel of the mainstream of the working class movement of India.

Com. Vyasji was the friend, Philosopher, guide and everything for the Central Government employees movement. In the more than six decades long trade union life, Com. Vyasji endeared himself to every section of the Central Government employees. His death has caused an irreparable and irreplaceable loss to all of us. He was a great leader, symbol of simplicity, a gem of a person and a leader who is down to earth. Extremely polite, kind hearted and compassionate. One of the finest human being, tallest leader, a gentle mentor and a legend.

He is in our hearts! His memories will be forever with us! His long saga of struggle for the cause of the employees and workers will inspire the generations to come.

The COC Karnataka  calls upon all the affiliated organizations, District C-O-Cs to observe 13th February 2017 as S. K. VYAS JI REMEMBRANCE DAY by holding meetings, Seminar etc. throughout the country.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

COC Karnataka Meeting on 13th February 2017

All Affiliates
COC Karnataka  

                The Meeting of COC Karnataka is being held on 13th February 2017 to be held at 4th Floor meeting hall GPO Bangalore from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. The Meeting will be addressed by Com  KKN Kutty President Confederation of CG employees New Delhi and Com V. Bhattacharjee General Secretary COC Delhi and Finance Secretary Confederation . 

The has been called to discuss the following agenda:

1) Paying tributes to Com. S. K. Vyasji, the legendary leader of the Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners who passed away on 13th February, 2015. 

2) 16th March 2017 strike preparations. 

3) Strike posters are printed and will be distributed.

4)  Visit of Com KKN Kutty President Confederation of CG employees New Delhi on 21st February  at Bangalore and  at Mysore on 22nd February.

All comrades   are requested to attend the meeting in large numbers.

Comradely yours

General Secretary 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Budget 2017 and Central Government employees demands

Comrades ,
                     The budget for the year 2017-18 was presented by the Shri  Arun Jaitleyji  Hon’ble Minister of Finance on 1st Feb 2017 , the Central Government employees had lot of hopes of this budget especially on increasing the tax slabs and tax rates reduction , also on allowances and increasing our wages i.e. revision of the fitment formula . One more important issue of filling up of vacant post in the Central Government.

                    Shri  Arun Jaitleyji  Hon’ble Minister of Finance had not uttered a single word about Central Government employees in his budget speech of nearly two hours, even though the Central Government employees work with dedication and implement the programmes and policy of the Central Government either way of revenue collection, transportation, public service , working for the welfare of the people of the country etc . This has caused dissatisfaction amongst Central Government employees as many of the demands of the Central Government employees are not considered.  The tax proposals provided only a small relief to the Central Government Employees, actually a big relief should have been provided. The Central Government employees are disappointed of the outcome of the budget.
 Now let us focus main issues of the CG employees and the budget 2017-17 especially this budget is being presented after the demonetization. As stated earlier the financial position of the Central Government is very good even after demonetization. The budget 2017-18 has once again proved that the Central Government resources are very good the revenue expenditure has been at 21.47 lakh crores. The   fiscal deficit will be 3.2 % of GDP.

     Now coming to the revenue growth of the Central Government in last four years we can observe  from the financial year  2013-14   the Revenue Expenditure which was at   is Rs  14.88 lakh crores the Revenue Expenditure the financial year  2017-18  which stands at 21.47 lakh crores .   The   fiscal deficit has also reduced from 4.8 % to 3.2 % of GDP in last four years . This shows that the financial status of the Central Government is very good.  The growth rate of the revenue collection is about 15% annually. In fact the Shri  Arun Jaitleyji  Hon’ble Minister of Finance had stated the revenue collection is increasing to  about 17 % annually.  We should be proud that your country economy is in good shape. Indian economy is a stable economy can accommodate any additional financial expenditure to be made for the welfare of Central Government employees.  

   The revenue of the Central Government is increasing at about 15% annually, from last three years the revenue of the Central Government has increased by 45% the expenditure towards salary of Central Government employees including the defence employees has risen only by 14.5 % on wage hike due to 7th CPC and also Dearness Allowances expenditure. So total rise in pay hike is about 22% , even if allowances are released in next financial year additional expenditure is likely at just 3% as 70% of the employees don’t avail HRA which is the major allowances, . which is very much less than the 45% of the revenue collection of the Central Government. So the Central Government can afford to increase our wages considerably i.e revision of fitment formula and minimum wage . The  allowances should be made effectively from 1st Jan 2016.  

 Next on the tax slabs the Shri  Arun Jaitleyji  Hon’ble Minister of Finance had  made announcement of the  tax proposals provided only a small relief to the Central Government Employees by reducing the taxes for the slab 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs from 10% to 5% . This is only a very small gestures on the part of Shri  Arun Jaitleyji  Hon’ble Minister of Finance , actually a big relief should have been provided by way of abolishing the taxes up to Rs 5 lakhs . The expenditure loss for reduction of taxes for the slab 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs(1.95 crore show income between Rs 2.5 to Rs 5 lakh)  from 10% to 5% is just at Rs 15,500/- crores only , if the Hon’ble Minister of Finance had announced the abolishing the taxes up to Rs 5 lakhs it could have been  additional  expenditure  of  Rs 15,000 crores only which at just half percent  of the total budget revenue collections , next Rs 5 to Rs10 lakhs  slab (only 52 lakh show income between Rs 5 to Rs 10 lakhs ) here also there should have been reduction in taxes from 20% to 10% , the limit of Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C for investment should have been increased upto 2.5 lakh  which would have encouraged savings , all these measures could have gone a long way benefiting the Central Government employees and the salaried class employees a lot.

Today hardly 3 % of the country population are paying the income tax, the rest 97% do not pay income tax .The Central Government Employees are honestly paying the taxes. A big tax relief is genuinely due for them.     

One more important problem faced by the Central Government Employees is that the no filling up of the vacant post in the Central Government, nearly 4 lakhs post are vacant, even in Railway safety post of 1.41 lakh post are vacant and Income tax department post are vacant, more manpower is required for effectively collection of the taxes and implementation of the programmes and policy of the Central Government. This will also provide jobs for the youth of the country.

 We sincerely hope the Hon’ble Minister of Finance would reconsider his decision and improve the taxation policy and consider the demands of the CG employees effectively in true spirit.   

Comradely yours

General Secretary  

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Income Tax after Budget 2017

Finance Minister statement: 
I, therefore, propose to reduce the existing rate of taxation for individual assesses between income of Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs to 5% from the present rate of 10%. This would reduce the tax liability of all persons below Rs 5 lakh income either to zero (with rebate) or 50% of their existing liability.
 In order not to have duplication of benefit, the existing benefit of rebate available to the same group of beneficiaries is being reduced to Rs 2500 available only to assessees upto income of Rs 3.5 lakhs. The combined effect of both these measures will mean that there would be zero tax liability for people getting income upto Rs3 lakhs p.a. and the tax liability will only be Rs 2,500 for people with income between Rs 3 and Rs 3.5 lakhs. If the limit of Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C for investment is used fully the tax would be zero for people with income of Rs 4.5 lakhs. While the taxation liability of people with income upto Rs 5 lakhs is being reduced to half, all the other categories of tax payers in the subsequent slabs will also get a uniform benefit of Rs 12,500/- per person. The total amount of tax foregone on account of this measure is Rs 15,500 crores.
1. A person with taxable income (after deductions such as Section 80C etc) of Rs 3.5 lakh will pay a tax of Rs 2575 as against Rs 5150 payable earlier. 

2. Persons with taxable income over Rs 5 lakh up to Rs 50 lakh will pay Rs 12875 less (including the cess saved), 

CPI and DA as on 1st Jan 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2016 decreased by 2 points and stood 275 (two hundred and seventy five). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.72 per cent November and December, 2016 when compared with the decease of (-) 0.37 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The DA from 1st  January 2017 is 2% (total 4.95 % )