Showing posts with label INTERIM RELIEF. Show all posts
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Monday, June 22, 2015

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4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055

Dated: June 15, 2015

All the Members of the NJCA,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: National JCA Meeting held on 8th June

The National JCA, which met at the Staff Side Office on 8th June, 2015, took note of the fact that quite a few states are yet to hold the State Level Conventions. The meeting also noted that the strike decision taken on 28th April, 2015 has not been percolated down to the rank and file of the workers. The meeting wanted the affiliate to realize that the denial of the demand for wage revision to be effective from 01.01.2014 and the consequent denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously as the said decision will have far reaching consequence. The Government would discard the age old practice of grant of I.R. and merger of DA forever. It has decided to appeal to all the affiliates to chalk out independent programmes of actions in the months to come and to carry out the same in all seriousness so that the employees become fully aware of the possible outcome of the 7th CPC. The Chairman and Convenor of the National JCA will get in touch with those States, where .the convention has not been held so far. The meeting decided to convey to members that the minimum wage computation, in the given situation would be on an imaginary basis. The National JCA was of the opinion that a meeting of all office bearers of the participating organizations must be convened at Delhi somewhere in the month of July to chalk out programmes of action to be pursued by the CGEs together. It was informed at the meeting that both Defence and Railways would be taking their strike ballot and would be concluded in the first week of October. The meeting, therefore, decided to advise the other units to chalk out progammes of action in July so that an ambience of struggle could be created. The NJCA also took note of the painful fact that despite assurances, Government was not convening the National Council and Departmental Councils and the JCM has been allowed to become defunct. The National JCA in conclusion decided to appeal to all affiliates to take concrete steps to invigorate the joint movement of the Central Government employees and meet the challenge that is likely to arise on receipt of the recommendations of the 7th CPC by creating an atmosphere of Unity, and determination to carry out the call of indefinite strike action scheduled to commence on 23rd November, 2015.

With greetings,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC JCM & Convener


Thursday, February 26, 2015

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JCM Staff Side Meeting with the Chairman, 7th CPC.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt.V
Dated 25/02/2015

Sub: JCM Staff Side Meeting with the Chairman, 7th CPC.

The JCM Staff Side delegation met the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, 25/02/2015 at 11:00 hrs. The following issues were raised :-

i. Merger of DA with Pay and grant of Interim Relief :-

The JCM Staff Side insisted that the Pay Commission should consider Staff Side memorandum submitted in the month of June 2014 and recommend DA merger. The Chairman, 7th CPC replied that there is no communication from the Government of India to give interim report on DA merger demand. After discussion, the Chairman 7th CPC has decided to send D.O. letter to the Government today conveying the strong protest of Staff Side/JCM.

With regard to grant of Interim Relief, the Chairman heard the point of view of the Staff Side JCM that it is only “provisional payment in view of market situation and urged upon the Commission to send suo-moto recommendation to the Government.

ii. Allotment of time slots for explaining the case of Central Government Employees as well ‘ Departments like Railways, Postal, Defence (Civil side) etc.,

The Chairman suggested that small committees may be constituted by the Staff Side for meeting the Pay Commission for deliberations and enough time will be given. He also said that the Memorandums given by JCM, Federations/Unions/Associations have been gone into by the Pay Commission fully. He further said that VII CPC will meet the teams from each department and hear their proposals.

Responding to this, the JCM Staff Side has agreed to make out the proposal for the purpose of facilitating the Pay Commission to hear the views/submissions of the Federations/Unior/Associations. The deliberations may commence somewhere after 15th March, 2015. Staff Side JCM will prepare time schedule proposal and send to Pay Commission accordingly.

iii. Gramin Dak Sewaks – The case was explained. The Pay Commission was suggested that the copy of Supreme Court Judgment may be made available for examination.

On behalf of NFIR S/Shri M.Raghavaiah (JCM Staff Side/Leader), Guman Singh, R.P.Bhatnagar and B.C. Sharma have participated in the meeting.

(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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The inordinate delay in settling the demands for Interim Relief and Merger of DA is causing distress amongst the Central Government employees-NC JCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
No. NC/JCM/2015
Dated: January 11, 2015
The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrpati Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

I solicit your kind attention to my letter in No.NC/JCM/2014 dated 16 th December, 2014, wherein we had conveyed the decisions taken at the National Convention of representatives of the organisations participating in the JCM. We are distressed that you have chosen not to respond to our letter till date. We have so far not received any communication from any quarter of the convening of the National Council of the JCM. No effort has also been taken by any Ministry to convene the Departmental Councils.

We have now been given to understand that the Government has taken serious steps to set up a corporation to carry on the functions of the 41 ordnance Factories, presently functioning under the Ministry of Defence. We have also noted that the report of the Committee set up by the Government to corporatize the functions of the Postal Department. The inordinate delay in settling the demands for Interim Relief and Merger of DA is causing distress amongst the Central Government employees. The Railwaymen are particularly agitated over the decision of the Government to induct FDI to the extent of 100% in Railways, which we are aware cannot be done without privatisation of the Railways. The declaration of the Convention, which we had forwarded to you vide our letter cited had amply explained the anguish of the Central Government employees.

In order to register our opposition to the recent decision of the Government to corporatize the functions of the Ordnance factories, we have amended Item No.2 of the charter of demands. We send herewith the revised charter of demands.

The National JCA met today and took note of the silence on the part of the Government to our pleadings. The meeting has, therefore, decided to go ahead with the agitational programmes, the first phase of which will culminate in a massive March to Parliament by Central Government employees on 28th April, 2015. If no settlement is brought about on the 10 point charter of demands, we will be constrained to go for an indefinite strike action, the date of commencement of which will be decided on 28 th April, 2015.
Thanking you,

Comradely yours,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)

Copy to: Secretary, DoP&T – for information and necessary action please.
Copy to: Director, JCA – for information and necessary action please.
Copy to: All Constituents of NC/JCM(Staff Side) – for information.
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055
Dated: January 11, 2015

Dear Comrades,

As scheduled, the meeting of the National JCA was held at the Staff Side office today, i.e. 11th January, 2015. The list of members who attended the meeting is annexed to this communication. The meeting was chaired by Com. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen. The meeting made the following observations and took the following decisions:

1 The Statement made by Shri Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minister of the country at Varanasi to the effect that the Railways would not be privatised was misleading and intended to create confusion in the minds of the Railwaymen, especially in the background that the proposal to induct FDI in Railways to the extent of 100% is being pursued vigorously.

2 The Government has decided to set up a Corporation to carry on the functions of the 41 ordnance factories under the Ministry of Defence.

3 Except in a few States, the steps required to be taken for form the State level Committees of the JCA have not been undertaken.

4 In order to expedite the formation of such committee in all States, the NC JCM website will carry the names and addresses of the State leaders of the participating organisations

5 The Zonal Secretaries of AIRF will be asked to ensure that such committees are formed at all State Capitals before the end of this month and the convention is held on a mutually convenient date for all but before 15th February, 2014.

6 District conventions or March to Collectorates will be organised by the Committee in all District capitals of the country.

7 The entire month of March and the first half of April will be utilised for campaigning amongst the employees at all work- spots.

8 The March to Parliament will be organised on 28th April, 2015.

9 Every effort will be taken to reach a target of 5 lakh workers to participate in the said March. Target quota for each organisation will be fixed.

10 The State Committees will advise the National Convenor as to which organisations (those CGE organisations who are not presently participating in the JCM must be addressed to join the movement.

11 The State Committees after the convention will hold Press Conferences to give media publicity to the decisions taken including the decision to go on indefinite strike action.

12 The National JCA will hold a Press Conference at Delhi prior to the March to Parliament programme.

13 The Charter of demands will be amended (Item No.2) to include the following words: “and ordnance factories under the Ministry of Defence.”

14 Reminder letter will be sent to the Cabinet Secretary expressing distress over his silence and the non convening of the National Council, Anomaly Committee and Departmental Councils of the JCM.

15 The Convenor reported that the 7th CPC has informed him of their intention to convene the meeting of the organisations for tendering oral evidence in the month of February, 2015.

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

List of Members who participated in the meeting:
Comrades Rakhal Das Gupta & Shiva Gopal Misra(AIRF), Guman Singh & M. Raghavaiah(NFIR) S.N. Pathak & C. Srikumar(AIDEF), K.K.N. Kutty,(Confederation) Giriraj Singh,(NFPE) Ashok Singh &, R. Srinivasan (INDWF) and S.K. Vyas.(Confederation).


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Government Reply on 7th Pay Commission and its Interim Report



ANSWERED ON-25.11.2014

7th Pay Commission


a) the details of meetings, the 7th Pay Commission has taken so far and the items/issues discussed till date;

b) the States, visited, by the Commission if any till date and the States which the Commission proposes to visit;

c) whether the Commission proposes to take the views of the State Governments as regards their pay-scales since invariably, most of the States adopt the Central Pay Commission reports;

d) whether Commission proposes to submit any interim report;

e) whether the Commission proposes to make any recommendations to bring in financial transparency; and

f) if so, the details thereof?



(a)&(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during the course of its deliberations.

(c ): The Terms of Reference of the Commission provide that the Commission will make its recommendations, keeping in view, inter alia, the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications.

(d)to(f): The Commission is required to submit its report on its Terms of Reference. However, no Report, including any interim one, has so far been submitted by the Commission.


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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               New Central Govt. under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has completed six months in office. As far as the common people and working class of this country is concerned, no positive action has been taken by the Govt. to mitigate their woes and grievances. Instead much negative steps are taken during this six months period.

                   Government has withdrawn the guidelines which controls the pricing of essential medicines through National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority. As a result, the prices of essential medicines for treatment of cancer, blood pressure, colestorol, diabetics, heart-deceases etc will shoot up in the market. Prices of medicines for treatment of cancer itself which now costs Rs.8500 may go upto Rs.1,08,000/-. Pharmaceutical corporate companies are the beneficiaries.

                   Government has made its intention clear that the number of gas cylinders (LPG) per year will be reduced from existing 12 to 9 and also to link it to Aadhar and subsidies through direct cash transfer to Bank accounts. Earlier UPA Govt. has reduced the gas cylinders from 12 to 9 but subsequently it has been withdrawn the order due to widespread protests.

                   Govt. has deregularised the pricing of diesel. Earlier UPA Govt. has deregulated petrol prices and now the NDA Govt. has deregularised diesel price. Petroleum companies will now be free to decide the prices of petrol and diesel. Even-now the prices of petrol and diesel in India are 40% higher than the prices in the international market.

                   Govt. has decided to allow 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defence Production. Earlier this move of the UPA Govt. was opposed by NDA saying that it is against the national interest and security of the country. Defence production will now be completely privatised.

                   Govt. has decided to allow 100% FDI in Railways and also public-private-partnership (PPP). During his speech delivered in Australia Prime Minister has called upon the Industrialists of that country to country to invest in Indian Railways. Doors for privatisation of Railways is opened.

                   Govt. has decided to allow 49% FDI in Insurance sector. The bill for amending the Insurance Act for this purpose is pending in the Parliament and Govt. spokes person has hoped that the bill will be passed in this winter session of Parliament.

                   Govt. has decided to disinvest the share of all public sector nationalised banks upto 48%. Road map for privatisation of banking sector is drawn.

                   Govt. has made it clear that 100% FDI will be allowed in Pension Funds. The future of those who are under the New Pension Scheme will be uncertain due to Pension Fund Privatisation.
                   Govt has decided to sell the shares of profit making public sector undertakings such as ONGC, BHEL, coal India Ltd. etc to the tune of 25%.

                   Govt. has made it clear that Indian Post Office Act 1898 will be amended to facilitate grant of licences to multi-national courier services.  This will pave way for privatisation of postal sector.
                   While extending red-carpet welcome to the corporates and multinational companies, the Govt. has declared that all the labour laws which put hurdles before them will be amended. Govt. has already moved in Parliament Labour Law amendments to remove all the protections and rights now enjoyed by the working class including right to strike and right to form unions.

                   Government has declared that all the loss-making public sector undertakings will be closed or privatised.  Air India, BSNL etc. are all in the hit-list.

                   Government has made it clear that its slogan is “minimum government and maximum governance”.  It has imposed a total ban on creation of new posts and for filling up of posts which are lying vacant for more than one year.

                   Regarding Central Government Employees, none of their legitimate demands are conceded by the Government.  DA merger, Interim Relief, Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) under 7th CPC, Date of effect of 7th CPC as 1-1-2014, Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointment - everything stands rejected.

                   Regarding Postal employees none of the 39 demands raised by Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) is settled.  Three lakhs GDS are still not included in the 7th CPC and their future is uncertain, Revision of wages of Casual, Part-time, contingent employees with effect from 01-01-2006 is pending before the Government from 2008 onwards.  Cadre Restructuring, issues of Postmaster Cadre, Accountants, System Administrators, MMS etc. all pending or rejected.

                   It is in the above background the Central Trade Unions, JCM National Council staff-side, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers and Postal JCA has decided to organise following agitational programmes.

1.      As a part of nation-wide agitation by all Central Trade Unions including BMS, INTUC, HMS, AITUC, CITU etc. has decided to organise Parliament March on 5th December, 2014 to protest against the anti-people, anti-labour policies of the NDA Government.  In the march they will declare future struggle programmes.

2.      All the organisations in the JCM National Council (Staff side) including Railways, Defence and Confederation has decided to organise a National Convention on 11th December, 2014 to decide future course of action for realisation of the legitimate demands of the Central Government employees.

3.      Postal JCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) and NUGDS   has decided to organise a massive Parliament March of 20000 Postal& RMS employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Part-Time, Contingent employees on 4th December, 2014 demanding settlement of 39 point charter of demands.  PJCA has decided to go for indefinite strike.

                   NFPE calls upon the entirety of five lakhs Postal employees to participate in all the above programmes and make it a grand success.  Let us pledge that we shall continue our struggle till success.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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On 18th November 2014

Minimum 3000 Central Government Employees will participate at all state capitals to protest against the negative attitude of the NDA Government towards the demands of Central Government Employees. Make it a grand success.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central
Government Employees & Workers
Mob: - 09447068125


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Phase I – 11.09.2014 – Protest Demonstration at all important places and submission of Memorandum to Cabinet Secretary and all Departmental Heads

NB: copy to the Memorandum, Charter of Demands and explanatory notes on Charter of Demands will be exhibited in the website on 10.09.2014.

Phase – II – 19.09.2014 – Nationwide Day Long Mass Dharna at all important centres.

Phase – III – 25.09.2014 - Mass Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Following are the Demands: -

1.      Merger of DA with pay for all employees w.e.f. 01.01.2014 including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.

2.      Grant of Interim Relief to all employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.

3.      Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sewaks under the purview of 7th Central Pay Commission

4.      Scrap PFRDA Act and grant statutory defined pension to all including those appointed on or after 01.01.2004.

5.      Date of effect of 7th CPC recommendation should be 01.01.2014.

6.      Regularisation and Revision of wages of casual labourers and contract workers.

7.      Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointment.

8.      Fill up all vacant post and creation of New Post wherever justified.

9.      Stop Downsizing, Outsourcing, Contractorisation and Privatisation of Government function.

10.  Grant productivity Linked Bonus to all without ceiling; Compute bonus as weighted average of PLB for those not covered by PLB agreement.

11.  Revise OTA and NDA and implement arbitration awards.

12.  Settle all pending anomalies of 5th and 6th Pay Commission.

All CHQ office bearers, General Secretaries of State C-O-Cs, Chief Executives of all affiliates and Branch/District/Divisional Secretaries are requested to mobilize maximum employees in the above programme.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Payment of Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay. NC JCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Cosultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi -110001

The Hon’ble Chairman,
7th Central Pay Commission
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
lst Floor, B-l 4/A, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi -110016

Respected Sir,

Reg : Payment of Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay.

The Sfaff Side of Naiional Council (JCM) , had raised the issue regarding payment of interim relief and merger of dearness allowance with pay , as an Agenda item of The Standing Committee of National Council (JCM ) in its meeting held on 7th May, 20l4. After detailed deliberations , it was stated by the Secretary (Expenditure), Ministry of Finance on This item that since the terms of reference enables The 7th CPC to send Interim Report , as such, The Staff Side might approach The Pay Commission for a report on Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance, as recorded in The Record Note of meeting, forwarded to Staff Side vide Director(JCA), Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensioners, Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare‘s letter No. 3/9/2014/JCA dt. 24/7/2014 [click here to view].

We, Therefore, humbly request you To kindly favourably consider our demand of payment of Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance with pay as Dearness Allowance, has since crossed The value of l00% on Ist January 2014 and a number of Government Employees are superannuating every month, who would be deprived of the benefit of the same.

Yours sincerely

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary (Staff Side)


Saturday, June 14, 2014

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Merger of DA with Pay and sanction of Interim Relief for the Central Government Employees.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozashah Road. New Delhi - 110001
Dated: June 12, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary
Chairman National CounciI(JCM),
Government of India, North Block, New Delhi

Resp. Sir,

Sub: Merger of DA with Pay and sanction of Interim Relief for the Central Government Employees.

I take this opportunity to bring to your kind notice that, while Government of India have appointed 7th Central Pay Commission for the Central Government Employees to make recommendations in regard to revision of wages and other allowances, merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay and payment of Interim Relief have neither been considered by the government itself nor included in the Terms of Reference(ToR)
of the VII CPC.

It may be recalled that the two issues, viz. Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay and Interim Relief have been the subject matter with the government at the time when the Staff Side was called upon to present their views while finalizing the ToR of the VII CPC by the Secretary(PersonneI, DoP&T), in his capacity as Chairman, Standing Committee, National CounciI(JCM). Although, the Staff Side pleaded for the specific reference of the above two issues to the VII CPC, the final version of the ToR, as approved by the government, did not find place for our views.

It would not be out of context to mention here that the methodology adopted for compensating the erosion in the real value of wage on account of price hike refiected in the rate of Dearness Allowance paid to Government Employees. The merger of DA to partially compensate the erosion in the real wages was done in pursuance of the report of Gadgil Committee in the post 2“ Pay Commission. This has, thereafter, been continued in the successive Central Pay Commissions also, wherein up to 50% of DA has been merged with the Pay when Dearness compensation exceeded 50%.

Dearness compensation has already reached 100% as on 01.01.2014, and it is further likely to exceed w.e.f. 01.07.2014, therefore, it would be grossly justified that, at least 50% DA be merged with Pay to compensate the erosion of the real value of the wages immediately.

The 7th CPC, appointed by the Government of India, has though started its functioning, nevertheless its report is expected to be available not earlier than 1 and 1/2 years time and because of uncontrolled skyrocketing price hike of essential commodities in the market, the real value of the wages is eroding the greatest extent, which is in no way being compensated even by sanction of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief.

It would, therefore, be imperative that, at least 25% of the Basic Pay of Central Government Employees, but not less than Rs.2000 should be sanctioned as “lnterim Relief” with immediate effect to compensate the sharp erosion in the real value of the wages.

We request your early intervention in the matter so as to provide necessary relief to the Central Government Employees.

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)