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Friday, December 29, 2023

Consumer Price Index & DA November 2023

All India  Consumer Price Index numbers  for Industrial Workers-  CPI( IW) -  General Index - for November 23  increased  by 0.7 points  and stood  at 139.1( Base year  2016=100).  ( October 138.4) 

Consequently,  Central DA/ DR ( CDA)  due from 1.12 .2023  will be 49.68 %.

Expected DA/DR as on 1st Jan 2024 is 50%. 

Friday, December 8, 2023


The 1st Death Anniversary of the COM. KKN KUTTY leader was observed on 8th December 2023 at ITEF Bengaluru  to pay tributes to Com. KKN Kuttyji. 


Thursday, November 30, 2023

All-India CPI-IW for October, 2023 & DA

The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2023 increased by 0.9 points and stood at 138.4 (one hundred thirty eight point four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.65 per cent with respect to previous month compared to increase of 0.91 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing 0.68 percentage points to the total change.

 DA /DR as on 1st November 2023 is 49.08 %.

Expected DA/ DR as on 1st January  2024 is 50% .

Monday, November 13, 2023


CONDOLENCE - COMRADE BASUDEB ACHARIA  Ex Member of Parliament passed away on 13th November at Hyderabad. 

He had taken up many issues of Central Government employees with the Government .

He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha repeatedly in 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2009. 

While in Lok Sabha he was associated with Committee on Railways, member, Rules Committee, General Purposes Committee, Committee on Security in Parliament Complex, and Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarian in Parliament House.

He served as the chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings from 1990 to 1991.Between 1993 and 96 he was the chairman, Committee on Government Assurances. From 1990 to 1996 he was a member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways.

In 1996–97 he was the chairman, Committee on Railways and a Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry. In 1998–99 he was the Convenor, Sub-Committee on Power, Committee on Energy and a Special Invitee, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways. Between 1999 and 2004 he was the chairman, Committee on Petitions. In 2007, he was made the chairman, Committee on Railways. 

He was also one of the All India Vice-presidents of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions.

The way he made attempts to resist the passing of PFRDA Bill in Parliament is worth remembering.  When the government made an attempt to reject 16 Arbitration awards in Parliament in the first term of UPA, his timely intervention made the Parliament not accept government proposals.  Now, these arbitration awards are being discussed in JCM for implementation.  

COC Karnataka  dips its flag in his memory. COC Karnataka pays homage to him.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Cabinet Aproves 46% DA/DR



Posted On: 18 OCT 2023 3:24PM by PIB 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2023 representing an increase of 4% over the existing rate of 42% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate against price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.12,857 crore per annum. This will benefit about 48.67 lakh Central Government employees and 67.95 lakh pensioners. DS (RELEASE ID: 1968725)

Monday, September 18, 2023

JCM Meeting

62nd Meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) to be held on 20.09.2023 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P).


The undersigned is directed to say that the 62nd meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) is scheduled to be held on 20th September 2023 (Wednesday), at 12.00 noon in Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P) to discuss the agenda items received from Secretary, Staff Side (NC-JCM) and ATR an 13 items of last Standing Committee meeting held on 22.9.2022.

2. You are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

Yours faithfully,

(Gandharv Kumar Sandilya)
Under Secretary(JCA)

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Sub: Change of Holiday for performing Ganesh Chaturthi festival to 18th September (Monday ) .


                The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is an important festival of south and western parts of our country especially in Karnataka state. The actual festival date is falling on 18th September 2023 (Monday ) , the Central Government Welfare Coordination Committee Bengaluru has declared the holiday for  Ganesh Chaturthi on 19th September 2023 ( Tuesday ) as per the DoPT guidelines .

            The Karnataka state Government has declared holiday for Karnataka state Government employees on 18th September (Monday )  for performing  Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

             Since the festival is fast approaching it is requested to take up with DoPT and declare a holiday on 18th September 2023. There should be flexibility in declaration of holidays as per local conditions  

The DoPT circular on holidays list clause 5.2 is as follows “For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of dulFitr, IdulZuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad” .

This clause of 5.2 should be modified and should be extended to all festivals as per local conditions.

Please take up this matter on priority.

Comradely yours

(G.Janakiram )                         (P.S.Prasad)

General Secretary                    President

The minutes of meeting held on 11/9/2023



All Affiliates                                                                                            12/9/2023

COC Karnataka

Respected Comrades of all the COC Affiliates,

Sub: The minutes of meeting held on 11/9/2023  

The meeting of COC, Karnataka held on the 11th September , 2023 (Monday ).at 06.30 p.m held at Association room GPO . The President and Secretary welcomed the members for the meeting to discuss about the following agenda points in which 12 members participated in the meeting .

Com P.S.Prasad  President COC Karnataka briefed about the need for 8th CPC constitution due to higher inflation rates and high retail prices prevailing in the market especially after the covid affect . He also informed through the struggles in the past we are able to force the government to constitute the pay commission, the 7th CPC announcement was made in September 2013. Now it is time to have series of programs to put pressure on the government to constitute the 8th CPC , the Confederation always played a leading role in CG movement .

He also explained the need for the struggles in respect of scrapping of New Pension Scheme, the  August 10th Rally at New Delhi was quite successful with more than on lakh comrades participating in the rally at Ramlila grounds . He thanked those comrades from Karnataka state especially the ITEF comrades who have participated in the rally .

The COC Karnataka had released an article on NPS employees issue , it was explained that those NPS employees who don’t have full service of 33 years are getting only about 10 to 25 % as pension considering the current market growth , even those NPS employees who have completed 33 years of service also get only 40 % pension not the 50% in Old Pension scheme , also the market guarantee is not there for NPS employees due to market fluctuations .

So to protect the interest of NPS employees and demand its scrapping continuous program of action is required as suggested by the Confederation.

The following program of action is planned to educate the members and participate in the movement of Central Government employees to press for two important demands of  8th CPC constitution and Scrapping of NPS .

1)      Hold a lunch hour demonstration at GPO Bengaluru and district head Post office on 25th September 2023 .

2)      To participate in November 3rd Rally at New Delhi  Ramlila grounds in large numbers .

In respect of the CGHS issue COC Karnataka has taken up the issue of additional wellness centres in Bengaluru and other parts of state such as Mangalore , Hubli etc. The shortage of doctors and staff has also be taken up.

The COC Karnataka is drafting the issues to be taken up in 8th CPC such as Dr Aykroyd formula needs modifications, DA formula modifications  etc .

Com Ganesh Finance Secretary requested all affiliates of COC Karnataka to pay the subscription of COC at the earliest as many agitation programs are there and we have to remit the Confederation CHQ quota of Rs 10,000/ for this year .


The vote of thanks was proposed by Com Vinod Working President COC Karnataka he requested all members to participate in the COC programs and pay the subscription of COC .


Comradely yours



P.S.Prasad           (G. Janakiram)

  President           General Secretary

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Meeting on 8/9/2023


All Affiliates

COC Karnataka 


Respected Comrades of all the COC Affiliates,

              The Meeting of COC, Karnataka  is being convened on  11th September, 2023 ( Monday).at 06.30 P. M. @ Association Room, Ground floor, GPO, Bengaluru, to discuss about the following  points:

1) To discuss the   Confederation  & state Government employees association  joint  rally on 3rd  Nov 2023 Delhi program. 

2) NPS issue and agitational programs on 21st September. 

3)  8th pay commission issues 

4) CGHS issue & Any other points with the permission of Chair.

All are requested to attend the meeting in time, attendance is compulsory. 

Comradely yours

 (G. Janakiram)

General Secretary

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Consumer Price Index July 2023 & DA

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2023 increased by 3.3 points and stood at 139.7 (one hundred thirty nine point seven), which is the most so far increase in new series since Sep, 2020. The DA/DR as on 1st August 2023 is 47.12 %.

Monday, July 31, 2023

Central DA / DR from 1.7.2023

All India  Consumer Price Index numbers  for Industrial Workers-  CPI( IW) -  General Index - for June  2023 ,  increased  by 1.7 points  and stood  at 136.4( Base year  2016=100).

Now DA as on 1st July is at 46.2% 

4% DA confirmed now .

Thursday, July 13, 2023

COC meeting on 13th July


All Affiliates

COC Karnataka 

 Respected Comrades of all the COC Affiliates,

              The Meeting of COC, Karnataka  is  convened on 13th  July  , 2023 ( Thursday).at 06.30 p.m. @ Association Room, Ground floor, GPO, Bengaluru, to discuss about the following agenda points:

1) To review the 11th State level Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State .

2) To review the outcome of  All India Conference of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees scheduled  held @ Kerala on 12th& 13th May, 2023.

2. To discuss and nominate vacant Office bearers of the COC, Karnataka 

3. To discuss the programs of NJCA  August 10th 2023 Delhi program. 

4. NFPE issue.

5) NPS issue and agitations programs 

6)   8th pay commission issues & Any other matter with the permission of Chair.

All are requested to attend the meeting in time, without fail

Comradely yours

 (G. Janakiram)

General Secretary

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

CPI and DA as on April 2023

 The All-lndia CPI-IW for April, 2023 increased by 0.9 points and stood at 134.2 (one hundred thirty four point two). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.68 per cent with respect to previous month compared to increase of 1.35 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.

 DA/ DR   from 1.5 .2023  will be 45.05 %

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

A Dharna program is organized on 23.05.2023

  On the call of NJCA and NCCPA.  A  joint  Dharna  program  of serving employees and Pensioners was organized on 23.05.2023 (Tuesday) at afternoon1.00 pm to 2.30 pm  in front of City RMS office (near City Railway station Bengaluru ) to  demand the following charter of demands before the Central Government .

Charter of Demands

               1.  Abolish NPS to all Central, PSU Employees and bring them under  Old Pension scheme and out of PFRDA Act.

2. Constitute 8th CPC immediately to all CG Employees and CG Pensioners.

3.  Release the impounded DA/DR Arrears for 18 months from 1.1.2020 to all CG Employees and Pensioners.  

4.  Improve CGHS functioning at all places –

5. Restore commutation after 12 years instead of 15 years.

Com P.S.Prasad President COC Karnataka , Com Vinod Working President COC Karnataka , Com Janikiram General Secretary COC Karnataka , Com Chandraswamy President AIPEU Group C  and Com Gunapal Circle Secretary RMS employees association addressed the meeting . 

Shri K.B.Krishana Rao President CCPA , Com G.Babu President KPTCL and Shri Suryaprakash Joint Secretary CCPA also addressed the meeting