Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Posted by Secretary General on 6/06/2018 05:49:00 PM with No comments

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19                                                                                       Dated – 14.03.2018
Time                :           10 AM to 5 PM
Dear Comrades,

Attack on the working class and peasants as a whole and Central Government Employees in particular are mounting day by day. The entire working class and peasantry are on struggle path. The farmers long march in Maharashtra is the latest mass struggle. None of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled. The assurance given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA leaders regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is in paper even after a lapse of 20 months. Now the Finance Minister has replied in Parliament that “no change in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is at present under consideration”. Employees who joined service after 01.01.2004 are retiring with a megre pension of 1000 to 2000 rupees only under the NPS Scheme. In effect, New Pension System has become No Pension System. Six lakhs posts are lying vacant for the last many years and now Govt. has issued orders to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years. HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, Option-I for pensioners – Govt. is not ready to reconsider their stand. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are waiting for two years for their legitimate wage revision. Exploitation of Casual and contract workers continue and equal pay for equal work is denied to them. Large scale outsourcing and privatization has become the order of the day. Privatisation of Railways and outsourcing of the work done by Defence employees are in full swing. 12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses are ordered to be closed. Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway printing presses. Autonomous body employees and pensioners are denied their rightful wage revision and pension revision due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. Compassionate appointments have become a mirage.

Trade Union rights are denied. Orders banning dharna and demonstrations are issued. The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension Rules 48 are misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees. JCM forums have become mere talking shops without any positive results. Recognition under CCS (RSA) Rules are delayed and Departmental Councils have become dead in many departments. Govt. sponsored unions are given undue patronage. Recognition of fighting organisations are withdrawn on flimsy grounds and trade union facilities are denied to the Chief Executives of recognised Associations.

It is in this background the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has decided to fight back these retrograde policies by mobilizing the entire Central Government employees by unleashing intensive campaign throughout the country culminating in strike. To declare the compaign programme and the strike, a “National Convention of Central Government Employees” will be held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Eminent trade Union leaders will attend the Convention. Venue of the National Convention is Sundaraiyya Vigmana Kendra, Bagalingampally, Hyderabad. About 1000 delegates from all states will attend the Convention.

The following quota is fixed for affiliates and COCs outside Andhra and Telangana. C-O-C Andhra & Telangana shall mobilise 500 delegate.
Name of affiliate/COC
No. of delegates – quota fixed
National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)
Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)
All India Audit & Accounts Association
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
All India Ground Water Board Employees Association
Geological Survey of India Employees Association
All other affiliated organisations
           5  each
C-O-C Delhi
C-O-C Utter Pradesh
C-O-C West Bengal
C-O-C Kerala
C-O-C Tamilnadu
All other C-O-Cs
          5 each
Andhra & Telangana C-O-C
All affiliates and COCs are requested to issue separate circulars fixing quota to each organisation/units.

All delegates may be instructed to book their up and down travel tickets immediately as train tickets reservation commences four months before. Food and Accommodation to delegates will be arranged by the C-O-C Andhra & Telangana, Hyderabad. Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) per head. For other details C-O-Cs and affiliates are requested to contact the following.
 1.      Com. Azeez, GS, C-O-C                                         -           09848082697
 2.      Com. V. Nageswara Rao, Presidnet, COC     -           09912348233
 3.      Com. Usha Boneppalli, ITEF                            -           08985971009
 4.      Com. Balakrishna, ITEF                                     -           08985970999 

As Hyderabad is a Famous tourist centre, those delegates who want to go for sightseeing should arrange it on 9th or 11th June. Everybody should attend the convention on 10.06.2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM without fail.

1.  Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula, HRA arrears, MACP Bench Mark, Option-I for pensioners etc.
2. Withdraw contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Ensure defined pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004.
3. Fill up all vacant posts. Withdraw the orders to abolish all vacant posts lying vacant for five years. Create justified posts for excess work. Evolve proper mechanism for Regional recruitment. Stop engagement of retired persons.
4. (a) Regularise Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant Civil Servant status. Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
     (b) Regularise all casual and contract workers. Evolve a new scheme for regularization of Casual and Contract Workers.
5.  Ensure equal pay for equal work as per Supreme Court judgment and grant parity in wages and pay scales.
6. Stop closure of Govt. establishments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop outsourcing and privatization of Government functions.
7.  Avoid abnormal delay in extending benefits of 7th CPC to Autonomous body employees and pensioners.
8.  Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all deserving cases.
9.  Grant five time-bound promotions to all employees on completion of 8, 7, 6, 5 & 4 years of service.
10. (a) stop attack on Trade Union rights. Avoid delay in conducting verification of Membership under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. Declare results and grant recognition in a time-bound manner. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.
        (b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees.

Posted by Secretary General on 6/06/2018 05:44:00 PM with No comments
Updates of Delhi Visit during 23rd to 25th May’2018

A delegation of AICEIA comprising of Com. Rananjay Pratap Singh, President and the undersigned visited CBIC, North Block and discussed various issues like feasibility of ICT, enactment of new Recruitment Rules for the post of Superintendent of Central Excise(CGST), non-conduct of DPCs at various CCAs like Patna, Hyderabad, Vadodara, Kolkata etc.; allowing the  minimum pay to the promotee inspectors at par with the junior direct recruited inspector and non-implementation of N R Parmar judgment uniformly in all CCAs with Member(A), CBIC, GOI and requested him to take immediate steps to address these issues.

The same delegation participated in the 2nd Anomaly Committee Meeting at North Block, New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Additional Secretary (Revenue) and the representatives of CBIC and CBDT attended the meeting. Our demand was restoration of historical pay parity of Inspector, Central Excise with CBI and IB Inspectors that has been perturbed in 7th CPC. We presented our case with extreme logic and made a submission which is given below.

Com. Rananjay Pratap Singh made a courtesy call to Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Hon’ble MOS (Finance) and requested him to give appointment to AICEIA for discussing the issues relating to our cadre and he has been assured for an official appointment very soon.

Long Live Unity, Long Live AICEIA

Comradely yours
(Anubhuti Chatterjee)
Secretary General