Wednesday 3 May 2017



            Three years of Modi Government are going to be passed. The issues related to working class are not in the priority of agenda of Central Government. Ten months have passed after notification of 7th CPC Report. Committees formed to look in to issues of allowances, advances, pension, NPS and anomalies with the assurances that these Committees will submit it’s report within four months but after lapse of 10 months no positive signal is visible from the side of Government. NJCA was assured by the  group of Ministers  comprising  Shri Raj Nath Singh , Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley , Finance Minister, Shri Suresh Paphu, Railway Minister and Shri Manoj Sinha, State  Minister Railways and Communications that a high level committee will be  formed to look in to the  matter  of minimum wage and fitment factor and it will also  submit its report  within four months. But nothing is visible on this issue also. Based on the assurances of Group of Minister NJCA had deferred indefinet strike on 11th July, 2016.

            After lapse of 4 months  period  the Confederation of CGE&W and NFPE  demanded the NJCA leadership  to revive the strike  but the Major constituents e.g. Railway  and Defence were not ready to revive the decision of deferred strike , so Confederation and NFPE took the  decision to march forward on the path of struggle which is our legacy. We conducted  a very successful Parliament  March on 15thDecember-2016 in which besides all odds and adverse  conditions  like fog in the North  and Cyclone in South and cancellation and abnormal delay of large number of trains and flights, the participation of C.G. employees and NFPE Members was admirable. During the Parliament March  one day strike  on 15th February-2017 was declared as mark of protest  against non-fulfillment of assurances given by the Government of India Due to Assembly  election in 5 States  the strike was postponed  to 16th March-2017. This Strike was a grand success in Postal Department as well as in the other Central Government Departments and the participation of the employees was higher from any other previous strike. With this strike a clear message has been given to the Government that the Central Government employees are very much agitated and dissatisfied and feel cheated and betrayed by the Government and they have expressed their anger with these two major programmes including other protest programmes.

            Further there is need to intensify the struggle to put more pressure on the Government and therefore two programmes have been decided  by the National Secretariat of Confederation and NFPE  has endorsed  these .First protest demonstration in front of office of the Finance Minister  at North Block , New Delhi on 23.05.2017 and after that formation of Human Chain  by Central Government Employees  on 22.06.2017 at all important centres.

            NFPE  appeals all Postal, RMS and GDS  Employees  to make maximum efforts to make both  programmes historic success by maximum participation of employees so that the  clear  message  should  reach to the Central Government  Employees and members of Confederation and NFPE cannot remain silent spectators  and this is our legacy and heritage that we have achieved  everything by struggle and in future also  we will achieve  our legitimate rights and demands and protect whatever achieved  earlier.

            We have to work on the Mantra of “Unity for struggle and struggle for Unity”

            With this we have to intensify future struggle.

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