Saturday, March 04, 2017

Allowances-Confederation news

Comrades,
                       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
                                                                                                                              (P.S.Prasad)
                                                                                                            General Secretary