id-ul-fitr MUMBARAK.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FALICITATION

MMS DN. NEW DELHI D.W.C. AND FALICITATION OF COM. GIRI RAJ SINGH General Secretary R-III and A.K. GAUTAM FINANCIAL SECRETARY:- 
D.W.C. of MMS Dn. New Delhi was held on 23rd July, 2014 in the recreation Club of MMS Depot Netaji .Nagar under the Presidentship of Com. Satbir Singh President.
Com. Giri Raj Singh General Secretary R-III and Com. A.K. Gautam Financial Secretary R-III CHQ were falicitation by the Divisional Union in D.W.C. with garlanding and momento.

            Coms. Giri Raj Singh General Secretary R-III ,A.K. Gautam Financial Secretary R-III and K.P. Singh AGS & D/S addressed the meeting and elaborately spoke on MMS problems, Cadre Review, MACP, 7 CPC Memorandum , Confederation 15 Point charter of Demands including DA merger, IR, NPS, LPG and other issues.




CIRCLE COUNCIL MEETING OF R-III BIHAR CIRCLE

CIRCLE COUNCIL MEETING OF R-III BIHAR CIRCLE:-  Circle Council Meeting of AIRMS & MMS Emp. Union Gr. `C` of Bihar Circle was held at Gaya from 28th to 29th July, 2014 under the Presidentship of Com. Ram Krishna Circle President.

Com. Com. Giri Raj Singh General Secretary R-III inaugurated the Circle Council Meeting and elaborately spoke of RMS/MMS/Postal problems, CGE problems, attack on Postal Services, MACP, Cadre Review, SPC Parcel hubs, CRC norms, OTA rate, LPG, NPS, 7 CPC Memorandum , 15 Point Charter of Demands of Confederation including DA merger, IR and other issues. Com. Rama Nand D/S P-III Gaya Dn. S.K. Verma C/S R-III  addressed the meeting. Com. Surinder Kumar B/S R-III  Gaya RMS gave vote of thanks .











Wednesday, July 30, 2014



 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7 CPC-- Visit Bengaluru between 25th to 27th August 2014

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.
In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.
Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Bengaluru between 25th August and 27th August 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.
Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in . The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail. An early response in this regard would facilitate proper scheduling of the meetings.
IMPLEMENTAION OF APEX COURT ORDER in r/o PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Who is trying to create confusion among GDS Fraternity by spreading false news and false propaganda?

Where is the “Respectful Agreement” of Recognised GDS Union of Mahadevaiah?

Mahadevaiah’s recognised GDS Union claimed that he has signed a “Respectful Agreement " with Department by agreeing for separate committee for GDS. Thus with the permission and approval of Mahadevaiah’s Recognised GDS Union, Government excluded GDS from 7th CPC.

NFPE, FNPO and JCM Staff side Demanded inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC. Mahadevaiah wrote to the Department not to allow NFPE & FNPO to take up GDS case. Thus Mahadevaiah’s Recognised GDS Union alone is responsible for Government’s refusal to include GDS under 7th CPC and Grant of Civil Servant Status.

Mahadevaiah is now telling that he will organize agitiational programmes for inclusion of GDS under 7thCPC . After signing “Respectful Agreement” agreeing for separate committee what is the need for playing another Drama for inclusion in 7th CPC . Who is cheating the GDS? Who is creating confusion among GDS? Who is spreading False News? Recognised GDS Union has lost its credibility.

AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) IS THE ONLY GDS UNION FIGHTING FOR THE CAUSE OF GDS JOINTLY WITH NFPE


(P. Pandurangarao)
General Secretary
AIPEU GDS (NFPE)

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HEIRARCHY - JUDGEMENT OF DELHI HIGH COURT WP (C) 3608-2014

OA 864-2014 of CAT Principal Bench was decided on 12.03.2014, NCERT appealed to Delhi High Court against it. Now Delhi High Court had dismissed the appeal on 14.07.2014. To see Judgment.

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R4 NFPE CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE -VADODARA CIRCULAR

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Government launches e-service Record Book Portal-- Press News

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NEW DELHI, July 28, 2014
With the objective of promoting a paperless regime and better human resource management, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has launched an e-service record book portal for government employees.
“Under the personnel information management system of e-office, the DoPT has extended the facility to its employees to view their service book online. All the other ministries have been advised to extend the facility to the civilian employees working under them,” said an official.
Earlier documented in paper files, the service record provides information on various portfolios and posts held by a particular government employee. “In future, it would also prove to be of great assistance in efficient management of human resource. The system can facilitate work allocation based on the skills and experiences of the employees under consideration for a particular post or department,” said the official, adding that the priority is to pick the best and suitable candidate for better output.
The DoPT has also launched a Basic Leadership Skills Module for Central Secretariat Services officers at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management. The module is expected to equip civil servants with the skills that help them function efficiently in a complex and challenging environment. “All levels of civil service need to be trained in leadership skills so that they impart their duties effectively,” said the official.
The Department plans to introduce similar modules for mid-level and advanced leadership skill development.

Monday, July 28, 2014



MEORANDUM SUBMITTED BY RMS & MMS UNIONS (NFPE & FNPO) TO 7 CPC ON 23-07-2014 HAS BEEN POSTED ON THIS WEB AS PAGE

 

DA MERGER & INTERIM RELIEF- CONFEDERATION WRITES TO SECRETARY JCM STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

 Central Headquarters 

1st floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.



      Dated :  23.07.2014
Com. Shiv Gopal Misra,
Secretary,
Staff Side, National Council, JCM
13 C Feroze Shah Road,
New Delhi. 110 001.

Dear Comrade,

  Sub: Memorandum of Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.

            The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers places on record its appreciation over the efforts of the Staff Side,  JCM,  National Council in preparing and submitting the memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission, which has received the widest acceptance and admiration of the Central Government employees. Since the last date for submitting the Department-specific memorandum has been got extended by your efforts uptill 31st July, 2014, the first phase of our endeavour and interaction with the 7th CPC will come to a conclusion in a few days’ time.

       I have been directed by the National Secretariat of the Confederation which met on 17thJuly, 2014 to solicit your kind reference to the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side on behalf of all Federations, Unions, Associations on Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.  We are of the view that the Staff Side, in pursuance of the said memorandum, must seek an audience with the Pay Commission immediately to know the course of action the Commission would like to take in the matter.  We must also seek an appointment with the honourable Finance Minister thereafter so as to ensure that a decision on our demands is taken by the Government without any further delay.  We hope we need not emphasise the fact that the Central Government employees do expect financial benefit on this score as the erosion in the real value of wages as on date is phenomenal. 

  We shall be grateful if you will indicate to us your line of approach in the matter.

  Thanking you and with greetings,
Yours fraternally,


M. Krishnan
Secretary General.


Copy to
     1.Com. Raghaviah, Leader Staff Side, National Council, JCM 
     2. Com. Srikumar, Secretary General, All India Defence Employees Federation. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

CCS COMMUTATION OF PENSION


WORK SHOP on CIS at PLI Dte


WORKSHOP ON CORE INSURANCE SOLUTION HELD AT PLI DIRECTORATE ON 17/7/2014

PLI Directorate invited NFPE to participate in the work shop on Roll out of Core Insurance Solution and creation of Central Processing Centre. The above workshop was held at PLI Directorate New Delhi on 17.07.2014. On behalf of NFPE Com. N. Subramanian, Deputy General Secretary AIPEU Group ‘C ’& Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee General Secretary Admin union attended. The CGM (PLI) inaugurated the work shop. The General Manager (PLI) and Addl.GM (PLI) have conducted the work shop and clarified the doubts raised by the participants.

The following points have been emphasized and highlighted by the NFPE.

1.      While welcoming the CPC under Core Insurance Solution, the NFPE strongly demands that all Circle offices/ Regional offices shall be allowed to function as CPCs.
2.      As all the HPOs are proposed to function as CPCs, provision of additional staff has been insisted to handle the additional work related to CPCs such as Acceptance of Proposals, Issue of Policy documents & Premium Receipt books, Loan, Surrender, Maturity, Death Claim and other Customer Services like Change of address, Nomination etc.
3.      Supply of New Computers, Scanners and Printers with good configuration & Furniture has been demanded and it was replied that all the above items are to be supplied on priority basis. The proposed Scanners will have the facility of OCR technology (Optical Character Recognizer) to reduce the typing work to a greater extent.
4.      After introduction of CPCs, the visiting customers will be more to avail many “After Sales Services”, it is imperative to allot funds and enhance financial powers to Head Postmasters to cater the need of hospitality par with the trend prevailing with market competitors. The idea insisted by NFPE is positively cognized.
5.      The delay in payment of incentive to GDS and Departmental staff was pointed out and it was assured for necessary action. It was told to the union that Ministry of Finance has been addressed for the allotment of additional fund to clear all the pending bills at various levels.
6.      The issue of slow speed and low bandwidth in respect of CBS is already prevailing and if the core Insurance Solution is hastily implemented with the existing infrastructure, the staff will be put in to greater trouble and strain was the argument put forth by NFPE. It is replied that the implementation of CIS is being delayed to sort out the above problem and it would be set right soon. Smooth transition to Mc Camish would be the aim as replied.

The Department sought better cooperation in the implementation of Core Insurance Solution and creation of Central Processing Centre. We assured positively.


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
NFPE

Some PBI News

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
President's Secretariat
 
24-July-2014 16:52 IST
President of India inaugurates bank and Post office at their new locations in the President’s estate 
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India and Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office in their new buildings today (July 24, 2014).
The President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India was established on February 28, 1976 and inaugurated by the then President of India, Late Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office started functioning as Viceroy’s Camp Post Office at Shimla on June 10, 1904. In 1948, it was renamed as Governor-General Post Office and in 1950, it was again renamed as President-Camp Post Office. On December 7, 1950 it got its present name. This Post Office caters to the needs of President’s Secretariat as well as residents of the President’s Estate.
The Bank and Post Office were relocated from a heritage building as part of measures to implement the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the President’s Estate. A fitness centre for the staff of the President’s Estate was also inaugurated by the President today. 
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Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
 
24-July-2014 12:25 IST
Award to Industrious Government Staffers 
The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has instated a non-monetary incentive scheme titled ‘Employee of the Month‘ with effect from October, 2013 to recognize meritorious performance of employees of the rank of Under Secretary and equivalent and below in the Department.

DoPT had organized a retreat for its officials at the level of Deputy Secretary and above in October, 2013 at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie. This Department has informed other Departments of Government of India about this retreat as one of the best practices introduced in DoP&T.

In accordance with Innovation Action Plan, DoPT has installed ‘Idea Boxes’ in the Department to solicit ‘out of the box’ solution to various issues. This Department has informed other Department of Government of India about the installation of ‘Idea Boxes’ as one of the best practices introduced in DoPT.


Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS (PPG&P) gave this information in Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shrimati Wansuk Syiem
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Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
 
24-July-2014 12:33 IST
Special Arrangements Made for Accepting Returns of Income;
Offices to Remain Open on 26th July and 27th July, 2014, Being Saturday and Sunday, for Accepting the Returns During Normal Office Hours
 

For the convenience of the taxpayers, the Income Tax Department has decided to keep the offices open for accepting the returns of income during normal office hours on 26thJuly and 27th July, 2014, being Saturday and Sunday. This direction has been issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in exercise of powers conferred under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Special arrangements have also been made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required, on 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th and 31stJuly, 2014 in order to facilitate the taxpayers in filing their returns of income conveniently and in a timely manner.
            The due date for filing of return of income within the meaning of Explanation 2(c) to Section 139(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is 31st July, 2014.

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (COMMUTATION OF PENSION) SECOND AMENDMENT RULES, 2014 (Click the link below for details)
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/Notification_355_E_260514.pdf         


ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT
& CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
CHQ, NEW DELHI - 110 001
                                                                         Dated: 16.7.2014
CIRCULAR
Dear Comrades
CHALO DELHI 12.8.2014

HUNGER FAST BEFORE DAK BHAVAN, DELHI ON CASUAL,
CONTINGENT WORKERS DEMANDS BY NFPE

            It was decided to hold ‘HUNGER FAST’ before director General Post office DAK BHAVAN on 12.08.2014 from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM for settlement of long pending demands of our Casual labour & contingent workers.

            Even though the committee report was submitted long back, the file in delly dolling between DOPT & DOP.

1. One order regarding regularisation of Casual workers recruited even though irregularly against post before 2006 and working since 10 years basing on Supreme Court Judgement was issued. Copy of the order is enclosed. Please ensure that the order is implemented in true sprit with the help of NFPE divisional secretaries.

2. On 12.8.2014 evening at 17.00 hours, central working committee meeting will be held in NFPE office located at North Avenue Post Office Building to review the situation.

3. In that meeting the decision of all unions on the 7th pay commission and our demands and conducting our All India Conference will be decided.

            All are requested to attend in large number on 12th August 2014 to Delhi and participate in Hunger Fast and make it grand success.

With greetings.

Yours Comradely

   (P MOHAN)
General Secretary


ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT
& CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
CHQ, NEW DELHI - 110 001
                                                                         Dated: 16.7.2014

NOTICE
Dear Comrades,
            It is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of our federation will be held on 12.08.2014 at NFPE office, North Avenue Post Office Bldg, New Delhi under the Presidentship of Com C.C. Pillai to discuss the following Agenda.
            All the CWC members are requested to attend the meeting without fail and make it success.
AGENDA
1.         Review of 12th Aug 2014 Hunger Fast programme.
2.         Discussions on decision taken by Postal JCA on 28.07.2014
            for settlement of our demands.
3.         Organisational review.
4.         Conducting next all India conference and it's venue.
5.         Any other Demands with the permission of chair.
                                                                                                                         (P MOHAN)
                                                                                                                 General Secretary
Copy to:
1. ComC.C. Pillai, President with request to attend the meeting.
2. All CWC members by & Circle secretaries.
3. All General Secretaries of NFPE affiliated union
    with a request to attend and share the occasion.



PRE-RETIREMENT COUNSELING WORKSHOP ON 30th JULY, 2014(CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS)

CONSOLIDATED INSTRUCTIONS ON PROBATION/CONFIRMATION IN CENTRAL SERVICES - REGARDING. (Click  the link below for details)

ORDER AMENDING THE LOKPAL AND LOKAYUKTAS (REMOVAL OF DIFFICULTIES) ORDER, 2014 DATED 15th FEBRUARY, 2014 FOR EXTENDING THE TIME LIMIT FROM 180 DAYS TO 270 DAYs

Thursday, July 24, 2014


PRESS NEWS -- Com.M.Krishnan Deliberates on NPS at Pensioners AIC at Vellore TN

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Centre has no liability since fund created will be administered by private insurance firm

M. Krishnan, secretary general of the Confederation of Central Government Employees, speaking at the conference of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association in Vellore on Sunday.— Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy
M. Krishnan, secretary general of the Confederation of Central Government Employees, speaking at the conference of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association in Vellore on Sunday.— Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy
The New Pension Scheme (NPS) introduced under the New Pension Fund Development and Regulatory Authority (NPFDRA) Act passed by the United Progressive Alliance-II government with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party will affect the existing pensioners as well as all those who joined the service prior to January 1, 2004, according to M. Krishnan, secretary-general of the Confederation of Central Government Employees (CCGE).
Speaking on ‘New Pension Scheme and its Impact’ on the second day of the two-day First Foundation All India Conference of the All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association (AIPRPA) here on Sunday, Mr. Krishnan said that the NPS was introduced by the Centre based on the recommendations of the Bhattacharji Committee which stated that the financial position of the Central government employees would be far better at the time of their retirement since they were getting better wages while in service.
On these grounds the committee recommended the introduction of the contributory pension scheme (CPS). The committee also stated that the pensioners need not be paid any compensation for price rise except the increase in pension which they would get whenever there was a pay hike for the serving staff. Based on this, the then National Democratic Alliance government issued the order introducing the NPS and making it applicable only to those who joined service after January 1, 2004.
The UPA-I government did not cancel the order but gave a legal status to the NDA government’s order by bringing an Ordinance, which however could not be made into a law because of the opposition of the Left parties. But the subsequent UPA-II government passed the NPFDRA Act in Parliament with the support of the BJP.
With the passing of the Act, the employees who joined after January 1, 2004 suffered a 10% salary cut since this 10% went towards the New Pension Fund created under the Act. The General Provident Fund too was withdrawn for this category by the government which stated that the employees who were under the CPS would get 60% of their contribution as pension at the time of their retirement. Under the NPFDRA, the Central government had no pension liability since the Pension Fund created under the Act was to be administered by a private insurance company which would invest the fund in the share market, which only went to benefit the corporates.
“This virtually amounted to privatisation of pension,” he said.
Cautioning existing pensioners and those Central government employees appointed prior to January 1, 2004 who were under the wrong impression that the NPS would not affect them, Mr. Krishnan pointed to a clause in the NPFDRA Act which states that the NPS could, by a notification of the Government of India, be extended to those who were appointed prior to January 1, 2004 too.
The Secretary General said that a committee constituted by the Central government to work out the projected liability for it if it were to make an initial contribution towards the Pension Fund to provide pension to those who joined before the cut-off date stated that the Centre would have to contribute Rs. 3,35,628 crores to provide pension for the next 30 years, which the Sixth Pay Commission said the government could not bear.
So the committee suggested that the government could consider segregating the liability into one for those below 40 years, and another for others. But such a fund too would be managed by a private agency which would invest it in the unpredictable share market.
“So, the Damocles’ sword of the NPS hung on the existing pensioners too”, he said, adding that the Central government employees and pensioners should fight a joint struggle against the NPS.

The Prime Minister spent about one-and-a half–hours on the Postal department


Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Proper digital connectivity of all post offices in the country is top priority for the Government, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha here on Monday.

Replying to questions related to his Ministry, Prasad said the Prime Minister was personally monitoring a host of departments and postal services were one of them.

“The Prime Minister spent about one-and-a half–hours on the postal

 department and has given suggestions, which will be considered,” he said, in reply to a query by Biju Janata Dal’s Tathagata Satapathy on the status of the banking licence applied for by the postal department.Prasad said there was need for reforms in postal reforms as also upgradation of Grameen Dak Ghar Services, catering to the rural population.




Mobile networks

Prasad said the Government’s priority was also to improve BSNL services.
Responding to a question raised by Congress MP Ashok Chavan on poor mobile network in Naxal-affected regions in Maharashtra, Prasad said mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme in such areas are likely to be set up in 15 months.
A proposal to install mobile towers at 1,836 locations in nine States affected by Left Wing Extremism with funding support from USOF has already been approved, he added.
The Minister said Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) had installed mobile towers at 363 locations for which financial support to meet operational expenses would be provided through USOF.
On a question on lack of diesel supplies to BSNL mobile towers leading to their non-functionality and affecting security, he admitted there were concerns on diesel supply and “there is scope for improvement“.
The idea of using solar power for telecom towers was also being looked into, especially in the hilly regions of North East, Prasad said.
(This article was published on July 21, 2014)

MORE ON POSTOFFICE IN PARLIAMENT


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July 22, 2014

Going Postal

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had a word of advice for Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Taking note of the number of questions that MPs had for the Minister, especially about postal services and post offices, she told the Minister, “A lot of people want to raise questions on the issues. You should pay more attention to the postal department.”The Minister on his part announced that the government had decided to open 80 Gramin Dak Sewa Post Offices and 80 sub post offices in the country under Rural Business and Access to Postal Network scheme.


CCGEW CIRCULAR No.17

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
Central Headquarters
1st floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.
Circular No. 17                                                                           23-07-2014
To
           1.   General Secretaries, State C O Cs
           2.   National Secretariat Members.
           3.   Mahila Committee Members
           4.   Chief Executives of all affiliated organisations.
Dear Comrades,
               National Secretariat of  the Confederation of  Central Govt. Employees & Workers was held on 17th July, 2014 at New Delhi under the presidentship of Com.K.K.N.Kutty.  Com.S.K.Vyasji, Advisor was also present.
               The meeting held detailed chapter-wise discussion on the memorandum submitted to 7th CPC by the JCM National Council, Staff side.  The following decisions are taken.
1.     It is decided to submit a detailed memorandum by Confederation to 7th CPC before 31-07-2014 on common demands of the Central Govt. Employees incorporating all the acceptable suggestions / additions / alterations put forward by the rank and file membership and also leaders at State / CHQ level.
2.     In the maiden Budget of  Modi Government  none of the major demands of the  Central Govt. Employees such as DA merger, Interim relief, inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under 7th CPC, compassionate appointment etc. are considered.  National Secretariat is of the considered opinion that submitting memorandum and interim memorandum to 7th CPC alone will not solve the problems of Central Government employees.  Educating the employees and Creating mass sanction of entire employees behind the demands is a must.  Hence,  it is decided to organise phased agitational programmes for settlement of confederation charter of demands.
3.     As it is indicated that AIRF leadership has expressed its willingness for a joint programme of action on common demands, the National Secretariat decided not to declare the Confederation’s nationwide phased programme of action, for the time being and wait for the outcome of the joint meeting being arranged by AIRF leadership.  National Secretariat authorised the Headquarters Office Bearers to declare the  phased  programme of action later on at an appropriate time.
4.     National Secretariat adopted a resolution on the continued attack by TMC hooligans on the working class of West Bengal and decided to organize   “West Bengal Solidarity Day ”  on 27-08-2014 throughout the country.  Copy of the resolution is appended.  All District / State COCs and affiliated organisations are requested to organise the programme throughout the country, in a befitting manner.
                                                                            Yours sincerely,
                                                                               M.Krishnan,
                                                                             Secretary General.










OBSERVE “WEST BENGAL SOLIDARITY DAY” ON 27-08-2014
RESOLUTIONADOPTED BY THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS HELD AT NEW DELHI ON 17TH OCTOBER, 2014 ON
CONTINUING ATTACKS ON THE PEOPLE AND WORKERS INCLUDING CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES OF WEST BENGAL AND SOLIDARITY TO STRUGGLES AGAINST SUCH ATTACKS.
               The National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers held at New Delhi on 17th July, 2014 expresses serious concern on the continuing severe attacks and intimidations on the people and working class including Central Government Employees of West Bengal by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) led goons and anti-social elements for last 37 months since May 2011.  During this period more than 157 left parties and Trade Union activists were killed and the number is increasing every day.  Thousands are physically attacked and injured with police administration aiding and abetting such attacks and onslaughts.  Even after declaration of the election results on 16th May 2014 such attacks and intimidation have been continuing in full steam and 12 comrades including two women were brutally murdered.  Several thousands are ousted from their areas of work and residence.  More than 15000 comrades and activists have been implicated in false cases and many of them were even jailed for months together having been booked on non-bailable cases.  Molestation and rape of women by TMC hoodlums have become almost a frequent happenings in the state.  Latest has been the brutal rape of one Anganwadi Worker by TMC miscreants at Nadia District on 7th July 2014 and it is the same district where TMC MP had given open threat to get women raped by his men a few days before such dastardly incident of rape.  The police has been actively patronising such attacks.  After declaration of the election result, intensity of such attack has increased targeting the working people both in towns and rural areas.
               Democratic right of holding meetings, rallies etc. are being sought to be denied.  Refusal of permission by police administration to hold public meeting, even hall meetings, and using mike throughout the state at the instigation of TMC has become almost a regular affair.
SITUATION IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES:
               During last strike of 12th & 13th February 2014 TMC elements with a handful of employees raised anti-strike slogans and threatened the striking employees in Aykar Bhawan and G.S.I. HQ on both the days of strike.  However they could not break the strike.  Our comrades avoided the provocation. 
               During previous one day strike called by Confederation and also during two days strike called by Central TUs, attacks were launched by TMC hooligans at Barrackpore, Kalyani, Contai, Tamluk and few other places where striking Postal comrades were manhandled.  In a TSO of Barrackpore the Sub Postmaster was made to wear a garland of shoe and abused.  The same was propagated through electronic media in order to defame not only that particular comrade but also all strikers.  Botanical Survey of India employees are also under constant threat by TMC hooligans led by one Minister of West Bengal Government for last three years.  The Comrades who were manhandled during strike could not submit any FIR as they were afraid of being arrested by Police.  This is the order of the day in West Bengal; the victims of attack are being arrested and those who attacked are set free.
               Our Comrades specifically Gramin Dak Sevaks were compelled to leave their houses as they are supporters of left forces and carrying red flag of their union.  Attacks were made in the Conferences of Postal Union and Pensioners Associations in various places including Kolkata.  The displaced comrades could not attend offices and taking leave.  Few of them had to face disciplinary action for continuing on leave for more than 180 days leave.
               Administration specially in Postal Department taking advantage of this political situation are harassing and issuing charge sheets against NFPE comrades.  The appellate authority also reviews the punishment to enhance it.  Two comrades were awarded compulsory retirement.  Another comrade was also rewarded with same punishment after Rule 14 proceedings.  Those three cases were for launching demonstration.
               Attempts are being taken to change union by way of intimation and threats by the supporters of TMC.  In spite of it most of the new recruits are enrolling themselves in our unions due to sustained efforts taken by our Comrades.  The TMC Party leaders are intervening in the internal affairs of the Postal administration to get our organizers transferred.  The common employees specially lady employees are being transferred to inconvenient places and after putting them in inconvenience the transfer order is being reversed if the employee joins unions supporting TMC.
               Comrades all over the state are fighting for redressal.  But the same is not enough as situation is worsening day by day. 
CONFEDERATION CALLS UPON ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO OBSERVE “WEST BENGAL SOLIDARITY DAY” ON 27TH AUGUST 2014 THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
               National Secretariat of the Confederation while condemning such Government sponsored hooliganism in West Bengal, expresses full support and solidarity with the struggle of the people and working class and demands upon the State Government in West Bengal to put a stop to such attacks and onslaughts.  Confederation calls upon the entire Central Government Employees of our country to organize solidarity action and campaign against the ongoing brutalities by the fascist humpen-led TMC regime on the democratic people and working class of West Bengal.
               Confederation National Secretariat further calls upon all District/State units and also affiliated organisations to observe “WEST BENGAL SOLIDARITY DAY” on 27th August 2014, throughout the country.


K.K.N. Kutty                                                           M. Krishnan,
National President,                                               Secretary General.
Confederation.                                                         Confederation.