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Monday, July 30, 2018


Confederation of Central Government employees and workers and National Federation of Postal Employees along with other independent federations, Central trade unions, Mass Organizations and other workers organizations of organized and unorganized  sectors have given the call to join Joint Mass Rally  of workers before Parliament on 5th September 2018 and make it historic success.

            This joint mass rally of workers has been organized to give final warning to the Central Government to stop and change the anti people, anti workers, neo liberal  economic policies which are creating untold sufferings and miseries to the common man and entire working class including farmers and to defend their livelihood , hard earned democratic rights and to defeat the designs of big corporate which are responsible for exploitation of workers

            None of the demands of 7th CPC related issues has been settled by the present Central Govt. The assurance given by the group of ministers during the negotiation with NJCA leaders in the wake of impending strike from 11th July 2018 to revise the minimum wage and fitment factor has not been fulfilled yet.

            Our demand of scrapping New Pension Scheme or to give guarantee of minimum  50 % of the last pay drawn has not been considered. The Employees who  joined service on or after 1-1-2004 are getting very meager pension after retirement. As per RTI information, out of 32 lakh Central Govt Employees  17,58,144 employees have come under purview of New Pension Scheme.  The Government has set up one committee to stream line NPS but scrapping or guarantee of 50% pension is not mandated. The number of employees is increasing day by day and discontentment is also growing day by day and this volcano can burst at any time which will be uncontrollable to the Govt.

            Six lakhs posts in various Central Govt. Departments were declared by 7th CPC  at the time of submission of its report. Every month retirement of employees is  taking place. This number may increase. But after lapse of 4 years vacancies have not been filled up.

            The Government is not ready  to consider the most genuine demands of Central Govt. Employees i.e HRA Arrears,  MACP Bench Mark , MACP Promotional Hierarchy and date of effect from 1-1-2016, option – 1 for pensioners.

            After 16  days of successful GDS Strike, The Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report has been implemented w.e.f July 2018 but the upgraded pay scales as recommended by committee have been implemented w.e.f July 18   instead of Jan-16. Positive recommendations either diluted or curtailed.

            Large scale Out-Sourcing , Contractorization and Privatization in Govt. Services has become the order of day.

            Large scale corporatization and privatization is taking place in Railway and Defence.

Railway stations are being given to private companies to maintain and develop for which they will charge user fees.  41 ordinance factories have been declared to be handed over to multinational and national companies for defense production. 12 out of 17 Printing Presses have been closed. Only one Postal Printing  Press at Bhubaneshwar  is also under process of closure.

            Trade union facilities are being curtailed. Even ban has been imposed on Dharnas and orders are issued not to grant any type of leave to any official on the day of such notified Dharna or Demonstration. This is attack on the democratic rights of workers .

            The membership verification was conducted in 2016 , but the result has not been declared yet.
            GDS membership verification was cancelled after completion of whole process.
            The draconian rules under FR56(J) and Pension Rule 48 are being misused to retire the employees compulsorily .
            The National convention of confederation held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 has declared  Mass Rally  on 5th Sept 2018 in front of Parliament and one day Strike on 15th November 2018 to fight out the retrograde and anti working class policies of Govt. N.F.P.E has endorsed the call of confederation .
            We on behalf of NFPE call upon the entirety  of Postal, RMS and GDS employees to participate in 5th  September 2018 Mass Rally before parliament and make it historic success and further make all efforts to make one day strike on 15th November 2018 a grand success.

 No.Confdn/Genl/2016-19                                                               Dated 28-07-2018.
1.      All National Secretariat Members,
2.      All Affiliated organisastions
3.      All State C-O-Cs.
1.      05th September 2018 - Mass Rally at New Delhi - Intensify Mobilisation and ensure Maximum Participation of Employees as per Quata fixed:
          Campaign for making the 15th November 2018 strike a thundering success has started in all states.  Affiliated organisations are also conducting department wise campaign and mobilisation.  State/District level conventions are to be completed before 15-08-2018.  Copy of the memorandum to be submitted to people’s representatives will be published in the Confederation website during the 1st week of August 2018.  During the month of August, copy of the memorandum should be submitted to all MPs/MLAs, Chief Ministers etc. by personally meeting them, with a delegation of Confederation leaders.  They may be requested to write a letter to Prime Minister and also raise questions in the Parliament.  3rd phase of our campaign programme is Mass Dharna at all District Headquarters/Divisions on 21st August 2018 Tuesday.  All are requested to start advance preparation for making the 21st August dharna a grand success.  All affiliated organisations/C-O-Cs are requested to issue instructions to their lower units/affiliates to organise the dharna programme with maximum participation of employees.  Fourth phase of struggle programme is Mass Rally at New Delhi on 5th September 2018.  Please instruct those delegates participating in the rally to book their travel tickets without any further delay. All are requested to bring maximum banners, placards and flags to the rally. More banners and placards with demands like “SCRAP NPS. RESTORE OLD PENSION SCHEME TO ALL” may be brought.  Quota already fixed and communication already sent to all concerned is attached as Annexure to this circular again.
2.      All India Women’s Study Camp and Convention at Haridwar on 29th & 30th October 2018.
          All India Women’s Study Camp will be held at Haridwar on 29th and 30th October, 2018.  C-O-C Uttar Pradesh State has agreed to host the camp. Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.800/- (Rs. Eight hundred only) per delegate. Accomodaion will be provided from 28th October Afternoon to 31st October 06.00 AM.  Food will be provided only on 29th and 30th.  As Haridwar and Hrishikesh are world famous tourist/pilgrim centres, there will be heavy rush of tourists during the period.  All affiliates/C-O-Cs are requested to instruct the lady delegates to book their travel tickets immediately.  Three months time is there, but ticket booking should be given topmost priority.  Quota fixed for each affiliated organisation and C-O-C is furnished below:
          Sl.     Name of affiliate/C-O-C                                                       No.of delegates
          1.      National Federation of Postal Employees
                   and all its affiliates (NFPE)                                                            80
          2.      Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)                                  25
          3.      All India Audit & Accounts Association                                       15
          4.      All India Civil Accounts Employees Association                        15
          5.      National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
                   (NFAEE)                                                                                            10
          6.      All india Central Ground Water Board Employees
                   Association (AICGWBEA)                                                               5
          7.      Geological Survey of India Employees Association
                   (GSIEA)                                                                                               5
          8.      All other affiliated organisations                                                     3 each
          9.      C-O-C Delhi State                                                                            15
          10.    C-O-C UP State                                                                                15
          11.    C-O-C West Bengal                                                                         20
          12.    C-O-C Kerala                                                                                    20
          13.    C-O-C Tamilnadu                                                                             15
          14.    C-O-C AP & Telangana                                                                  15
          15.    C-O-C Karnataka                                                                             10
          16.    C-O-C Maharashtra                                                                         10
          17.    C-O-C Odisha                                                                                    5
          18.    C-O-C Assam & NE                                                                          5
          19.    All other C-O-Cs                                                                                3 each
          Affiliates/C-O-Cs are requested to allote quota to their units/organisations immediately so that ticket booking can be done without delay.
          For all enquiries and necessary help in connection with the camp the following comrades may be contacted.
          1.      Com.Virendra Tiwari, Chairman, C-O-C, UPState:          09839195933
          2.      Com.J.P.Singh, General Secretary, C-O-C, UP State:    08005445445
          As it is not possible to hold a separate Women’s Convention again this year, on 30th October 2018 (Second day), All India Women’s Convention will also be held along with the Camp and new office bearers and Women’s Sub Committee members will be elected.
3.      2018 September 19th - 50th Year of 1968 September 19th Strike - Organise Martyrs Day in a befitting manner:
          2018 September 19th is the 50th Anniversary day of historic 1968 September 19th strike of the Central Govt. Employees.  The main demand raised was “Need Based Minimum Wage” approved by the 1957 Fifteenth Indian Labour Conference which was formulated based on Dr. Wallace Aykroid’s Formula.  The Central Government banned the strike declaring it illegal.  Essential Service Maintenance Ordinance was promulgated.  Militry, Para-military and Police forces were deployed to crush the strike. Firing took place at many places.  17 (Seventeen) comrades were brutally killed.  About 40000 suspended and terminated from service.  Many leaders and cadres arrested and jailed. Thousands chargesheeted and transferred.  Inspite of all these repressive measures, the strike was cent percent success all over the country.  The struggle to vacate victimisations continued for years.  We are commemorating the 50th year of the historic strike, when the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers are in the midst of mobilisation and campaign to make the 2018 Noember 15th strike a grand success.  Let us draw inspiration from the sacrifice of those who were victimised in the 1968 strike, especially from the great martyrdom of those comrades who laid down their lives for the working class of our country and for the posterity.
          Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all the affiliated organisastions and C-O-Cs to organise the 2018 September 19th Matrys day at all centres, by organising seminars, General Body meetings,Flag hoisting, homage to matrys, honouring of 1968 strike victimised employees and leaders and other programmes, if possible jointly with other fraternal organisastion.  The history and significance of 1968 September 19th strike should reach each and every member of our affiliated organisations.  The importance of the fight against the anti-labour neo-liberal policies pursued by the Central Government and the need to make 2018 November 15th strike a grand success may also be explained and emphasised.
                                                                                          Fraternally Yours,
                                                                                              M. Krishnan,
                                                                                         Secretary General,
                                                                            Mob: & WhatsApp: 09447068125
(approved by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018)
I.      2018 July 1st to August 14th
        State/District level conventions.
2.     2018 August 15th to 31st
        Submission of memorandum to all MPs, MLAs, Chief Ministers etc. seeking their intervention for settlement of demands. (Draft copy of the memorandum will be exhibited in confederation website: after 31st July 2018)
3.     21st August 2018 - Tuesday
        Mass dharna at all District headquarters.
4.     5th September 2018 - Wednesday
        Mass rally at New Delhi. (Quota of employees to be mobilised and participated in the Mass Rally by each affiliate and C-O-C will be published seperately within two days).
5.     10th October 2018 - Wednesday
        Serving of strike notice at all levels with mass demonstrations.
6.     17th October 2018 - Wednesday
        Raj Bhavan March at all State Headquarters or March to an important Central Govt. office situated in the state capital.
7.     3rd October to 10th November  2018
        State/District wise Compaign  programme of National leaders of confederation and its affiliates. (seperate circular will be issued mentioning places and name of leaders)
8.     2nd November 2018 - Friday
        Mass Hunger Fast at all levels.
9.     15th November 2018 - Thursday
        Nationwide one day strike.
        In addition to the above compaign  programmes each affiliate of confederation should chalk out their own department wise compaign programmes covering all states.
(adopted by the National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10-06-2018)
1.     Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme. Restore old defined benefit Pension Scheme to all employees.
2.     Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula, HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, MACP Bench Mark, promotional heirarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006, Option-I for pensioners and anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.
3.     Fill up all vacant posts. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts. Withdraw orders for abolishing posts lying vacant for more than five years. Revive all posts abolished during 2001 to 2008 under Annual Direct Recruitment plan as per  May 2001 orders of former NDA Government.
4.     (a)   Regularisatin of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servant status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra committee report.
        (b)   Regularise all casual and contract workers including those appointed on or after 01-09-1993.
5.     Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat Staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.
6.     Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop FDI and privatisation of Railways and Defence department.
7.     Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.
8.     Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointment.
9.     Grant five time bound promotions to all Group B&C employees. Complete Cadre Reviews in all departments within a time-frame.
10.   (a)   Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM scheme at all levels.
        (b)   Withdraw the draconian FR-56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS Pension Rules 1972.
If necessary, affiliates can add their own departmental wise issues as PART-II of the charter of demands.        

No.Confdn/2016-19                                                                                    Dated 28-06-2018.
Dear Comrades,
                Please refer to the Confederation Circular dated 25-06-2018 wherein the Resolution & declaration, Programme of action and charter of demands adopted in the 10th June 2018 National Convention of Central Govt. Employees are published. A very big mass rally will be organised at New Delhi on 05-09-2018 along with State Government employees, Public sector employees and other class and mass organisations.  Quota fixed for each affiliate and C-O-Cs are furnished below. Regarding accommodation etc. for the participants in the rally, each organisation/C-O-C shall make their own arrangements.  Up and down travel tickets of the participants should be booked well in advance.  As State Govt. Employees etc. are also participating in the rally, it will be difficult to get confirmed tickets in the last minute.  All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to finalise the delegates of each unit and first priority may be given for booking tickets. For any help at New Delhi, C-O-C, Delhi State Committee may be contacted.
1.     Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee              09868520926
         General Secretary, C-O-C.              09013163804
2.     Com. Giriraj Singh                            09811213808
         President, C-O-C.
Sl.    Name of affiliated organisation/C-O-C           No.of employees - quota fixed
                                                                                                  for mobilising and  
                                                                                            participating in the rally.
1.     National Federation of Postal Employees
         (NFPE)                                                                                       5,000
2.     Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)                          1,000
3.     All India Audit & Accounts Association                                   500
4.     All India Civil Accounts Employees Association                   500
5.     National Federation of Atomic Energy
         Employees (NFAEE)                                                                   300
6.     All India Central Ground Water Board
         Employees Association (AICGWBEA)                                     300
7.     Geological Survey of India Employees
         Association (GSIEA)                                                                   200
8.     All other affiliated organisations                                               100    each
9.     C-O-C Delhi                                                                                  500
10.   C-O-Cs UP                                                                                    800
11.   C-O-C West Bengal                                                                    300
12.   C-O-C Kerala                                                                                150
13.   C-O-C Tamilnadu                                                                        200
14.   C-O-C AP & Telangana                                                              300
15.   C-O-C Karnataka                                                                         200
16.   C-O-Cs Maharashtra                                                                   300
17.   C-O-C Odisha                                                                              150
18.   C-O-C Assam & NE                                                                     200
19.   All other state C-O-Cs                                                                 100    each
         All affiliates are requested to allote quota to their lower units immediately. Please instruct all units to book tickets immediately.
                                                                                       Fraternally Yours,
                                                                                            M. Krishnan
                                                                                      Secretary General,
                                                                         Mob.& Whats App: 09447068125

Wednesday, July 25, 2018




No 18017/1/2014-Estt (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 17.07.2018


Subject: Leave to a Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty — Reg.

            The undersigned is directed to say that the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 have been amended vide Notification G.S.R. No. 438 (E) dated 03.04.2018 (copy enclosed) to bring them in conformity with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Accordingly, it has now been decided that leave applied under rule 20, shall not be refused or revoked without reference to the Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. Further, any leave debited for the period(s) granted after receipt of the certificate of disability of the Medical Authority, shall be remitted back into the leave account of the Government servant. The Certificate of Disability is required to be issued in Form ‘3A’ which should be signed by a Government doctor of a Government medical board. Further, a Government servant who is granted leave in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of sub rule (1) of rule 20 of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the provisions of section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016(49 of 2016) shall, suo-motu, apply.

2. These orders are to be effective from 19.04.2017.

3. Hindi Version will follow.

Encl: As above
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV. Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
                                                                                                                          Dated: 17th July 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions

            Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by the VII Central Pay Commission, this Department has issued an OM of even number dated 16-8-2017 revising the rates of CEA/Hostel Subsidy and simplifying the procedure for claiming reimbursement of the same. However this Department has been receiving various queries regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy especially with regard to the applicability of various provision/instructions issued during sixth CPC regime/period. Further references have also been received regarding the difficulty being faced by some government employees in obtaining certificate of the Head of the Institution as mentioned in this Department’s OM of even number dated 16-8-2017.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy as under:

a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy can he claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation. the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children bornout of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will he Rs.2250/-per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs.2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not he obtained, self- attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt(s) ( including e-receipt(s)) confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

c) The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm. In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card and original fee receipt(s)/e-receipt(s) which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can be produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy. The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee as Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this para.

d) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyaang children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA prescribed above in clause (b) i.e. Rs.4500/- per month (fixed).

e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.

g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will he done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.

i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.

j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class. the reimbursement of Children Education Allowancelf-Iostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

k) If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous body, PSU, Semi Government Organization such as Municipality, Port Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt./State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject. to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death and will he regulated by the other conditions, laid down in this OM.

I) In case of retirement, discharge. dismissal or removal from service. CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall he admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service due to retirement. discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the government servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down in this OM.

m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.

n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

o) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12’x’ standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in 11th and 12th standards.

q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children’studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not. recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having, jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.

r) In case of a Divyaang child studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is ‘recognized’ or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

s) The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

t) The Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Govt. servant while he/she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extra ordinary leave). Provided that during any period which is treated as ‘dies non’ the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the CEA/Hostel subsidy for that period.

3.These above instructions would come into effect from 1st July, 2017.