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Thursday, April 30, 2020
No. Confd.-2020 Dated: 29.04.2020
OBSERVE MAY DAY
HOLDING PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS
IN FRONT OF OFFICES
AGAINST DA & DR FREEZING
Confederation National Secretariat calls upon the entirety of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and also Central Govt. Pensioners to observe MAY DAY (01.05.2020) holding protest demonstrations in front of offices with play cards against the unilateral decision of the Central Government to freeze DA & DR due from 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021.
While conducting protest demonstrations , it should be ensured that all instructions of Central and State Governments during lockdown period such as social distancing , wearing of masks , limiting the number of participants to permissible minimum (not more than the number permitted by District Collector or local police authorities) should be strictly observed . Don't violate any COVID - 19 related precautionary measures and instructions of the District Collectors and Police.
R. N. Parashar
Confederation of CGE & Workers
Friday, April 24, 2020
Freezing of Dearness Allowance without consulting the National JCM should be rolled back immediately.
of Central Government Employees and Workers of Karnataka State oppose the freezing of
Dearness Allowance from 1st Jan 2020 to 30th June 2021 without consulting the National JCM and the
concerned Central Government employees Associations . It has a vide impact on
the Central Government employees and pensioners by causing hardship to them.
The morality of the Central Government employees is being affected by these
Government is a model employer it should be
role model for others, if Central Government takes this view , what about State
Governments and private employers. They will act drastically on the wage cut.
The basic purpose behind the provision of
dearness allowance is to offset the rise in prices of consumption goods and to
protect the real wages from being encroached by price rise.
In the 7th CPC the Central Government employees has already got less wage fixed due to wrong price index adopted by the 7th CPC ,this issue is still not resolved from past four years, there basic pay should have been fixed at least at Rs 21000/ and multiplying factor should have been at 3.00 instead of 2.56, now the Central Government employees lost about 13 % wage hike, Now additional 12% DA is freeze is applied , so totally our wages of Central Government employees and pensioners are eroded by 25%. It will also affect the Transport Allowance payments apart from DA, as DA is linked to Transport Allowance .
In respect of serving Central Government
employees the on an average loss is
about Rs 1.2 lakhs , the effect of the DA freeze is felt for those who are
retiring in this year and next year . Where DA factor is taken into account for
both leave encashment and gratuity calculation on an average about Rs 1.5 lakhs
less amount is received at the time of retirement.
The Central Government employees have
contributed generously to the PM care fund and shown willingness to the
contribution upto March 2021. We Central Government employees are always at
forefront of any calamity, we Central Government employees have worked taking
risk factor of Covid19 conditions at respective offices , Post offices , Goods Trains, Income tax offices etc were in operation even in covid19 conditions , there are a large chunk of Doctors and medical staff such as in CGHS, Government run
hospitals, Army , Defence personnel , who
have worked and sacrificed their life for the nation
for these people also the DA freeze is affected .
We do understand that lockdown is quite
essential for fighting the deadly Corona Virus (Covid19), there has been an
impact of revenue collection to the Central Government and State Governments, We the Central Government
employees are with the nation and contributed towards the PM relief fund for
one year . If any more contribution is required from the Central Government
employees we are ready to do it . But freezing of DA for one and years will
impact the Central Government employees also both in terms of morality and
hardship . If Central Government with consultation of JCM had postponed the
payment of Dearness Allowance it would
have a better option rather than freezing it.
The total impact
on DA payment is estimated at Rs 38,000/- crores for one and years actually 12
lakhs Central Government posts are vacant, that means actually only Rs 30,000/-
crores is only estimated, but due to the fall in crude oil prices the Central Government
has gained lot of money, the government has hiked special additional excise duty and road
and infrastructure cess by a total of Rs 3/- per litre for petrol and diesel.
Though retail prices of petrol and diesel are not seen to increase immediately,
going by the consumption trends, the move will fetch an additional Rs 47,000
the government in financial year 2020-21. The
crude oil price which was at 70 USD a
barrel is at about 30 USD a barrel. India imports 85% of the crude oil
requirements, the reduced prices of crude oil prices has yelled more revenue to
the Central Government.
Crores of people have also contributed towards the PM care fund. If proper cost cutting done on expenditures like seminars , public interaction programs , foreign travel , public meetings, newspaper advertisements, restricted air travel, purchase of equipment’s, official travels etc, are avoided by the Government for a period of one year then the Central Government will save lot of funds which can be utilized to fight Covid19.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 29/4/2020 has approved $1.5 billion loan to India to help fund its fight against corona virus pandemic. The loan has been sanctioned with a view to support immediate priorities such as disease containment and prevention, as well as social protection for the poor and economically vulnerable sections.
Thus the Central Government will having sufficient funds to manage the finances of the country and tackling the Covid19.
The Central Government employees are ready to
make much more contributions voluntarily if required by the nation, but there
rights should not be snatched by the Central Government according to the nation
Hence these freezing of Dearness Allowance from 1st Jan 2020 to 30th June 2021 without consulting the National JCM should be rolled back immediately.
Issued by COC Karnataka
Thursday, April 23, 2020
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