Friday 30 June 2017


NDA Government has once again betrayed the entire Central Govt Employees. The demand of the employees to restore HRA to 30, 20 & 10% is denied. Date of effect for allowances is fixed as 01-07-2017 denying 18 months arrears.

The BJP lead NDA Government deliberately delayed the legitimate right of the employees. The assurance given by Cabinet Ministers regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula  is also not honoured till date. NDA Government is the worst Government as far as employees and workers are concerned.

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon entire Central Govt Employees to hold demonstrations in front of all Central Govt Offices protesting against the anti-employees, anti-workers stand of the NDA Government.

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Com Shiv Gopal Misra, Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM & General Secretary, All India Railway Men's Federation has issued a Press statement "welcoming and thanking " the decision of the Central Government regarding implementation of the revised allowances to Central Government employees . The statement has created an impression among some section of employees that all the organisations of National Council JCM (including organisations affiliated to Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers)  are of the same opinion and all the leaders of the JCM Staff Side has cheated the employees. To put the records straight, Confederation National Secretariat like to make it clear that our opinion was not sought by Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM, before issuing such a statement. We have already given a call to the employees to hold nationwide protest demonstrations against betrayal of the NDA Government. Confederation alone has conducted a series of agitational programmes against the negative attitude of the NDA Govt. towards Employees and Pensioners, including 15th December 2016  Parliament March, 16th March 2017 one day strike , 23rd May 2017 Mass dharna in front of Finance Ministers office , 22nd June 2017 Human Chain etc. Confederation National Secretariat strongly disagree with certain views and comments made by Secretary, Staff Side, and organisations affiliated to Confederation who have representation in JCM totally disown the statement. We strongly condemn the unilateral attitude of Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM. The statement issued by the three Standing Committee Members of Staff Side National Council JCM who are representing Confederation in the JCM Standing Committee is furnished below.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General


It was extremely unfortunate that the Staff Side Secretary through his press statement issued yesterday has chosen to praise the Modi Government over the decisions it had taken on various demands of the Central Govt. employees. The said statement was issued apparently without causing any consultation either formally or informally with the other members of the Staff Side, in any case not at all in consultation with the signatories of this statement.  We, being the members of the Standing Committee, emphatically disagree and distance ourselves from the position taken by him in the Press Statement.
There had been no justification for the 7th CPC to reduce the rate of HRA by an imagined factor of 0.8. Neither during the discussions, the staff side had with the committee headed by the Expenditure Secretary, nor in the press release issued after the Cabinet meeting, the Govt. had advanced  any logic for their decision to restore the rate of HRA only for those who draw pay at the level of Rs.18000. There had been no appreciation of any of the concerns or issues raised by the staff side and whatever decisions so far taken by the Govt. was inconsonance with the views and recommendations of the top echelons of the bureaucracy,  be in the matter of allowances, minimum wage, fitment factor, rejection  of option no.1 for the pensioners or withdrawal of  NPS. There is no justification, whatsoever, for denial of arrears of HRA with effect from 01.01.2016.

The highly defective computation of minimum wage by the 7th CPC and the consequent denial of a reasonable wage structure, withdrawal of existing allowances and benefits, virtual abrogation of the time bound promotion to the lower category of employees; rejection of option No. 1 to pensioners, refusal to grant atleast a  minimum guaranteed pension under NPS, denial of arrears of HRA from 01.01.2016  require the  strongest condemnation. 
The fact that decisions taken by the Govt. on 7th CPC issues are clear reflections of Modi Government's. anti- labour attitude ought to have been, what the staff side secretary conveyed through his press release. His statement has, as stated earlier sadly reflects the total disconnect between the common Central Govt. employees and JCM staff side leadership.

Had it been the statement on behalf of the AIRF, we would not have issued this denouncement  at all, as we consider that it is the prerogative of each organisation to view things in their perspective and formulate their opinions.

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Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Transport Allowance

 Cabinet Committee has decided to implement the recommendations of 7th CPC on Transport Allowance without any change.

In its official report, “For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA). Accordingly, fully DA-indexed allowances such as Transport Allowance were not given any raise. Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalised by a factor of 0.8.”

The existing rates are as under:

 7th CPC recommended as follows:

Thursday 29 June 2017

Some Highlights of Cabinet approval on 7th CPC Allowances,wef 1st July 2017.

 Number of allowances recommended to be abolished and subsumed: Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC. 

 House Rent Allowance : HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities. As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ?5400, ?3600 and ?1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ?18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.
 Dress Allowance : At present, various types of allowances are paid for provisioning and maintenance of uniforms/outfits such as Washing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Outfit Allowance etc. These have been rationalised and subsumed in newly proposed Dress Allowance to be paid annually in four slabs @ ?5000, ?10,000, ?15,000 and ?20,000 per annum for various category of employees. This allowance will continue to be paid to Nurses on a monthly basis in view of high maintenance and hygiene requirements. Government has decided to pay higher rate of Dress Allowance to SPG personnel keeping in view the existing rates of Uniform Allowance paid to them (which is higher than the rates recommended by the 7th CPC) as also their specific requirements. The rates for specific clothing for different categories of employees will be governed 
Children Education Allowance

(i) Rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ?1500 per month / child (max. 2) to ?2250 per month / child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ?4500 per month to ?6750 per month.
(ii) Existing rates of Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities has been doubled from ?1500 per month to ?3000 per month.
(iii) Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians has been increased from ?2000 – ?10000 (Grant) to ?10000 – ?30000 (Grant).
 Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Indian Railways
i. Rates of Additional Allowance have been increased from ?500 / 1000 per month to ?1125 / 2250 per month. This has also been extended to Loco Pilot Goods and Senior Passenger Guards also @?750 per month.
ii. In view of strenuous nature of the job, new Allowance namely Special Train Controller’s Allowance @5000 per month for Train Controllers of Railways has been introduced.
Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Pensioners
Rate of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners has been increased from ?500 per month to ?1000 per month. This will benefit more than 5 lakh central government pensioners not availing CGHS facilities.
i. The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance granted on 100% disablement has been increased from ?4500 per month to ?6750 per month.
Allowances paid to D/o Posts
i. The recommendations of 7th CPC to abolish Cycle Allowance, granted mainly to Postmen and trackmen in Railways, has not been accepted. Keeping in view the specific requirement of this allowance for postmen in Department of Posts and trackmen in Railways, the cycle allowance is retained and the rates have been doubled from ?90 per month to ?180 per month. This will benefit more than 22,200 employees.
While increasing the rate of allowances affecting the central government employees, especially the Defence, CAPF and Coast Guard personnel, the staff of Railways, Postal department and nursing staff, the total number of allowances have been rationalized from 197 to 128. Thus, the Government has shown a great deal of fiscal prudence and at the same time addressed the genuine concerns of the employees and responded to some of the administrative exigencies necessitating the modifications.

Cabinet Decision on HRA - Shocking News for Central government Employees

7th CPC HRA is a big upset for Central Government Employees
It is really a Shocking News for Central government Employees that 7th CPC HRA is not increased and retained the recommendation of 7th CPC on House rent Allowances with slight modifications. The date of effect of Allowances is another shock for CG Staffs.

The 7th CPC has recommended 24% , 16% and 8% for X, Y and Z cities. The Federations expressed their anguish over the Recommendation of HRA and other Allowances,Then Government Constituted a Committee to Examine the Allowances. After the Long wait, now the Government approved the same rates of House rent allowance which 7th CPC Recommended. It is really a big upset for Central government Employees. If the Government decided to approve the same rates , it should have been implemented with effect from 1st July 2016 instead of 1st July 2017. After 12 months wait the Government has decided to implement the Allowances without any Hike with effect from 1st July 2017 . It is tough decision to accept by Cg Staffs.

The Government Decision on HRA

House Rent Allowance

HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities. As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ₹5400, ₹3600 and ₹1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ₹18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.

7th CPC had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the Government has decided that these rates will be revised upwards when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively. This will benefit all employees who do not reside in government accommodation and get HRA.

Tuesday 27 June 2017

7th Pay Commission: PM Modi's US visit may delay higher allowance decision?

The decision to increase House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA), etc, under the 7th Pay Commmission may be delayed further as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chairs the Cabinet meeting, is not in India. 
The Cabinet is supposed to meet on Wednesday June 28, 2017 but as PM Modi is unavailable for that meeting, important decisions like that of allowances under 7th Pay Commission may be delayed by another week. 
Over a crore central government employees and pensioners are waiting for the revised salaries. 
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Monday 26 June 2017

                                                EID - MUBARAK  

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Govt. asks banks to deposit demonetised notes with RBI in 30 days 
The government has asked the district cooperative banks, commercial banks and post offices to deposit the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with the Reserve Bank by July 20, provided they were collected within the specified time period. 

After the November 8 shock demonetisation announcement, the government had allowed commercial banks and post offices to accept the junked currency from the public till December 30. 

District central cooperative banks were allowed to accept them only till November 14. The finance ministry, through a notification on Wednesday, allowed banks and post offices to exchange any old junked notes with RBI in the next one month, provided they were collected by December 30, 2016. 

The same window would also be available to cooperative banks if they had collected the banned notes by November 14. The earlier window was open till December 31, a day after the 50-day period of demonetisation of high value currency. 

The notification also said that banks and post offices will have to give reasons for not depositing the withdrawn notes with the specified time period "subject to the satisfaction of the RBI". 
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Aadhar should not be asked for while handling RTI applications

Securing the Personal information including Aadhar No., in RTI Applications/Appeals in compliance to Aadhar Act, 2016 and Information Technical Act, 2000

“Aadhar Number should not be asked for while handling RTI applications andAadhar number or such other personal information is hidden from public view while uploading the RTI applications/ Appeals/ Replies to the RTI applications on websites”

F.No.1/1/2013-IR (pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
IR (Division)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 20th June, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Securing the Personal information including Aadhar No., in RTI Applications/Appeals in compliance to Aadhar Act, 2016 and Information Technical Act, 2000.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this departments OM of even no. dated 21.10.2014, 23.03.2016 and 07.10.2016 vide which it has been requested that personal information of an RTI applicant should not be disclosed, while uploading the application/ appeal etc. on the public domain/ websites.

2. In this context, it is to be stated that Ministry of Electronics And Information Technology (Meity) have circulated guidelines for securing Identity information and Sensitive personal data or information in compliance to Aadhar Act, 2016 and Information Technology Act, 2000, wherein they have instructed that personal particular and information including Aadhar No. etc. should not be published in public domain/websites etc.

2. In view of the above, it is requested that all Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India including the subordinate offices may ensure the following while handling RTI applications viz. receiving, replying and uploading on websites etc.:-

(a) the personal information details like Aadhar no. should not be asked for while handling RTI applications.

(b) that the Aadhar no. or such other personal information is hidden from public view while uploading the RTI applications/ Appeals/ Replies to the RTI applications on websites, if Aadhar no. is mentioned therein.

(Preeti Khanna)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.dopt.gov.in

Applications from willing officials from the cadre of PA/SA to work in CSI Command and Control Team at Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysore.

Counting of Training Period for MACP - Clarifications

Respected Viewers,

I wish to share the following on the counting the period of Induction and practical training for MACPS in the Department Of Posts. Hitherto the training period has not been taken into account for the grant of promotion under MACPS. On perusal of the rulings on the subject, it seems that the period of training is to be taken into account for MACPS also. Whether this period is included for MACPS in other circles, is not known.
A kind reference is invited to the following orders on the subject. 
  1. Dte letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 18.9.2009
  2. Dte letter no 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dt 23.6.2016
All the candidates selected for PA cadre are to undergo Induction and practical training for 90/105 days, before regular appointment.

1. Such period of training was not counted for anything and their pay and allowances, increments were regulated from their actual date of joining in the department as Postal Assistants.

2. Subsequently, orders were issued for counting the training period for increments and for the promotions (financial upgradations) under TBOP and BCR schemes, vide Dept. of Personnel and Trg OM 16/16/92-Estt(pay I) dt 31.3.1992.

3. The above provision was made applicable with effect from 1.1.1986. The pay of the officials was notionally fixed from 1.1.1986 to 30.9.1990 and on actual basis from 1.10.1990.

4. The above provision was applicable to those officials who underwent training on or after 1.1.1986.

5. The provision was extended to officials who underwent training before 1.1.86 videDte order number: 44-2/2011-SPB II dated 5.5.2016. The list of officials is called for by DO and the same has been submitted to DO.

6. The scheme of MACPS was introduced consequent on the implementation of 6th CPC with effect from 1.1.2006.

7. This scheme was given effect from 1.9.2008 vide reference cited under 1 above.

8. The salient features of the scheme were given in the Annexure-I to the communication cited under 2 above.

9. The second sentence of para 9 of the Annexure read as follows: “Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment or pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. A casual reading of the text gives the meaning that the pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. Under this context, the training period was omitted for the grant of MACP to the officials, it is presumed.

10. But a close reading of the above text gives a different but correct meaning. The meaning of the above text may be explained as follows. If the sentence is broken into smaller parts, they read as follows.

a. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment shall not be taken into reckoning.

b. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.

11. From (a) and (b) above it is clear that only the service, if any, rendered on adhoc/contract basis either before regular appointment or before pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.

12. From the above it is clear that pre-appointment training shall count for MACPS, as the above text speaks only about the services rendered on adhoc or contract basis which might before regular appointment or before pre-appointment training, and nothing about the training period.

13. As per the communication cited under 2 above, the second sentence of para 9 is modified as follows: “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning.”

14. From the above it is clear that any service rendered on adhoc/contract basis will not count, but the training period counts for the grant of promotion under MACPS. It is added that as per our departmental rules, the training period is neither treated as service on adhocbasis nor on contract basis in as much as this period counts for increment and also for TBOP/BCR promotions.

15. For clarity sake consider the following rule of our department. “ Air journey on LTC is not permissible” which means that no government servant is entitled for air journey on LTC but LTC can be availed. This does not take away the privileges granted under LTC. The restriction is for air journey only.

16. Also as per the developments taken place towards the counting of training period for service, the training period counts for increment and TBOP/BCR schemes.

17. It is added that just like TBOP/BCR schemes, MACPS is also a financial upgradation only. Hence the provision of counting training period towards TBOP/BCR will squarely applicable to MACPS also.

Those officials, who have completed 16/26 years’ service before 1.9.2008, had no problems, as their pay would have been fixed on the date of promotion to TBOP/BCR schemes prior to 1.9.2008. If the training period is included, the date of promotion to TBOP/BCR would be advanced and their pay would be refixed accordingly.

In case of the officials who have got their MACP after 1.9.2008, the date of MACPS is to be advanced.
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Counting of Induction Training Period for grant of Financial Upgradation under TBOP / BCR Schemes


Saturday 17 June 2017

All India Workshop and CWC of AlPPCCWF (Casual Labour) is preponed to 26th & 27th July 2017.

Due to high security in Delhi for Independence Day, the proposed All India Workshop and CWC of  AlPPCCWF (Casual Labour) is preponed to 26th & 27th July 2017.  Workshop & CWC will be held on 26th and  March to Communications Minister's office (Sanchar Bhavan) along with AIPEU-GDS on27th July. Casual Labour demand will be included in Sanchar Bhavan March and Memorandum to Minister on 27th July. Please book your tickets IMMEDIATELY 

P. Mohan 
General Secretary 

Meeting of National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at BENGALURU (Karnataka) on 9th August 2017  Wednesday from 10.30 AM. All National Sectt Members requested to attend the meeting without fail. Detailed notice will be issued shortly. Please book your travel tickets immediately


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7 th CPC Revised Pay Rules Amendment 2017 : Gazette Notification Dated 15.06.2017

NJCM General Secretary meeting with the Cabinet Secretary on 15/06/2017

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Implementation of Revision of Pension of Pre 1.1.2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners in pursuance to DP&PW OM 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12th May, 2017 and Ministry of Finace (Deptt. of Expenditure) OM No. 1(13)/EV/2017 dated 23rd May,2017, modified Annexure dt.14-06-2017.

Number of GDS Post Offices opened on the basis of relocation and redeployment : 2009 - 2010 to 2015 - 2016

Wednesday 14 June 2017

31st AIC of AIPEU Group 'C' - Grant of Special Casual Leave


RBI to issue new batch of Rs 500 notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it is launching a new batch of Rs 500 notes. "In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter "A" in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel Governor, Reserve Bank of India; with the year of printing '2017' on the reverse, are being issued," RBI said in a statement.
The design of these notes is similar in all respects to the Rs 500 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series which were first notified on November 8, last year after Prime MInister Narendra Modi outlawed old high value notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, in a bid to crackdown on black money.
The new series earlier released and currently in circulation has the inset letter "E". They will continue to be valid.
The inset letter 'E' as seen in the picture changes to 'A' in the new batch.
Last week, RBI had said that nearly 83 per cent of the currency has been remonetised and denied there was any shortage of cash in the system.
Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal in reply to a question in the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha in December last year had said that the day on which demonetisation was announced (November 8), there were 17,165 million pieces of Rs 500 notes and 6,858 million pieces of Rs 1,000 notes in circulation. The data on the amount of demonetised notes returned, however, is still not available.
Source:-The Times of India

Railways on a hiring spree as over 225,000 posts remain vacant

                                       At least 25,000 new employees are set to join the ranks of Indian Railways this financial year. This is at a time when the national transporter is staring at a shortage of over 225,000 employees.

“Nearly 25,000 new staff will be joining the Railways in 2017-18. Tests to recruit 18,252 posts, including assistant station master, inquiry-cum-reservation clerk, traffic and commercial apprentices, goods guards and junior accounts assistant have already been conducted. In addition to this, applications for another 7,000 assistant loco pilots will also be invited soon,” said an official source close to the development.

Soon after this, vacancies for another 13,000 will be open under various categories, including technical supervisors.

In 2016, the Railways grabbed headlines by conducting the world’s largest online examination in which 9.2 million job applications were received for 18,252 vacancies.

“More than 270,000 people out of this were called for written test early this year and we finally short-listed about 18,000 people. These applicants are set to join us in a few months time,” the official mentioned earlier added.

As of December 2016, Railways has a staff strength of more than 1.3 million, while it has 225,823 vacancies in Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ categories.

According to data available with Railways, it has 122,911 vacancies in safety categories and a shortage of another 174,64 loco running staff.

This comes at a time when an audit on gazette officers manpower conducted by Deloitte, submitted to Railways suggested that it is neither “under-staffed nor overstaffed” in the officer category. The executive officer strength of Railways is around 18,000. Deloitte was expected to formulate a manpower policy for the gazetted officers of Railways.

“Though people say we have vacancies of over 200,000, a large chunk of it is not needed to be filled up because of advancement of technologies and computerisations of safety mechanism. Filling up of vacancies is a continuous process through various modes of intake,” the official added.

Railways was planning the rationalisation of its manpower over the years and in a decade, it has recommended surrender of close to 140,000 posts, according to sources.

Railway officials say the bulk of the accidents that take place every year is at unmanned level crossings. Indian Railways currently has more than 6,000 unmanned railway crosses across the country now.

In the wake of recent accidents, critics were highlighting the staff strength also as a cause of concern for safety.

Indian Railways extends to more than 67,312-kilometre track, having about 12,600 trains carrying about 23 million passengers a day.

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission — bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 : Ministry of Finance Orde

 Recommendations of 7th CPC- Implementation of Provisions on bunching of Stages in the Revised Pay Structure may be put on hold till instructions issued by DoE.

Tuesday 13 June 2017


Transfer of Divisional Cadre officials of Andhra Pradesh Circle and Telangana Circle - One Time Transfer : Clarification from Telangana Circle. 


Phase- I           – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date -              -  20.06.2017
Phase – II        - Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date –             - 12.07.2017
Phase – III       - Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date –                         - 26.07.2017
Phase IV          - One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)
1.    Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.
2.    Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.
3.    Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.
4.    Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.
5.    Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.
6.    Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.
7.    Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.
8.    Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7thCPC.
9.    Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
10.  Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

Decided to intensify joint struggle against NPS and outsourcing by organizing nationwide intensive campaign and mobilization leading to a bigger trade Union action including strike demanding “withdraw contributory Pension System and stop outsourcing of Government functions”.

About 1000 delegates, mostly NPS employees, participated in the National Convention held at MPCU shah Auditorium, Delhi on 10.06.2017. The National Convention was presided over by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and Com. Subhash Lamba Senior leader of All India State Government Employees Federation.
Com. Tapan Sen, MP, Rajya Sabha and General Secretary, CITU, who inaugurated the National Convention called upon the Central and State Government employees to launch sustained struggle for compelling the Government to withdraw NPS and stop outsourcing of Government functions. He explained in detail the impact of the neo-liberal policy offensives unleashed by the BJP-led NDA Government on the common people and working class of our country and also divisive politics of the ruling class to weaken the unity of the working class.
Com. A Sreekumar, General Secretary, AISGEF, presented the draft declaration for adoption in the convention.
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers addressed the house supporting the declaration. Com. M. S. Raja, Com. R. N. Parashar (Confederation) Com. Ashok Thool, Com. Ved Prakash Sharma, Com. Gade Srinivasalu Naidu (AISGEF) also addressed the Convention. The house adopted the declaration and the proposed programme of action unanimously. Com. Mangul Kumar Das (AISGEF) Welcomed the leaders and delegates and Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Confederation) proposed vote of thanks.
Extracts from the declaration adopted by the National Convention on 10.06.2017
“Defined Contributory Pension Scheme does not guarantee returns. Benefits depends upon as to how the investment has fared in the stock market. The stock markets have never remained strong over a long period of time. It is not only volatile but susceptible to manipulation and machinations. The global financial crisis in 2008 has been the product of investment derivative manipulations. It wiped out the earnings of lakhs of workers, employees, teachers and many others. No Government came to render help to those unfortunate losers, whereas bail-out packages of millions of dollars was roled out to rescue culprits. On one “fine” morning, the workers lost everything including hope.”
“Large number of employees have joined the Central Services since 2004 and so is the case with the various state Governments, who have adopted the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme in replacement of Defined Benefit Pension Scheme. It is estimated that they presently constitute almost one-third of the total employees in Government departments in the country. The deeper study of the functioning of the Contributory Pension Scheme has proved that the promised better returns in the form of Annuity is nothing but an ever eluding mirage.”
“It is satisfying to note that the employees due to the consistent efforts undertaken by the Confederation and State Government Employees Federation have begun to observe the dimension of the problem and the support and solidarity provided by the democratically elected Government to the corporate houses. It is also equally gratifying that the young comrades have also begun to realize that this has to be resisted and defeated.”
“The Government employees has to emphatically demand that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme imposed in replacement of the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme must be scrapped to end the untenable discrimination of the Pre-2004 and post 2004 entrants to Government service and reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme that was in vogue for a century and more. In other words the Government must come forward to amend PFRD Act to exclude the Central and State Government employees from its ambit and operation.”
“This National Convention being held under the auspices of the Joint platform of Confederation of Central Government Employees Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation calls upon all the Central and State Government employees to rally behind the charter of issues and demands included in the declaration adopted by the Convention, hold sustained and continuous programme of action and organize strike action to compel the Government to repeal the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme and halt all sorts of contractorisation, casualization and outsourcing of Government functions.”
“This convention also appeals, especially to the younger generation employees to realize that their hard earned savings are being channelized into the hands of the monopoly capital to subserve their efforts in maximization of profit. This convention also appeals to them to understand the politics behind the policies and the pernicious impact of the neo-liberal economic policies on the life and livelihood of the multitude of their countrymen and be part and parcel of the global and national resistance being built against the globalization policies for the intensification of which pension reform process and informalisation of employment was ushered in by the World bank and IMF.”
1.      State level Joint Conventions before 31.08.2017 and formation of state level Joint Action Committees.
2.      District/ Taluk level conventions before 31.10.2017.
3.      Mass Dharna of Central and State Government Employees at all important centres on 21st November 2017 (21.11.2017, Tuesday).
4.      Raj Bhawan March (date will be finalized later).
5.      Nationwide campaign Jathas covering all districts of all states (dates will be finalized later).
6.      Massive Parliament March (date will be finalized later)
Next Phase of action will be declared by the Joint Acton Committee before the Parliament March.
National Level Joint Action Committee
The following are the members of the National Level Joint Action Committee.
1.      Com. K. K. N. Kutty                      2. Com. M. Krishnan,    3. Com. M. S. Raja
4.  Com. R. N. Parashar                    5. Com. Rupak Sarkar   6. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee
7.  Com. R. Seeethalakshmi
1. Com. A. Sreekumar                         2. Com. Subhash Lamba         3. Com. Mangul Kumas Das
4. Com. Himanshu Sarkar                   5. Com. Vedprakash Sharma  6. Com. Ashok Thool
7. Com. Ashim Kumar Pal                  
              1.      All Affiliates of Confederation
              2.      All C-O-Cs
              3.      All National Secretariat Members
Dear Comrades,
You are requested to give wide publicity to the decision of the National Convention among employees and take a lead role in implementing the programme of action adopted by the Convention (as given above) in consultation and jointly with the All India state Government Employees Federation.
Fraternally yours,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General