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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Joint Council of Action Meeting on 29th June 2013


The meeting decided to forge a Joint Council of Action to pursue the enclosed Charter of Common Demands of CGEs. Com. Umraomal Purohit President AIRF will be the Chairman and Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra will be its Convenor. The following shall be the members of the Council.

1.         Com. U.M. Purohit – AIRF
2.         Com. Shivgopal Mishra-AIRF
3.         To be nominated by AIRF
4.         Com. S.N. Pathak – AIDEF
5          Com. Sree Kumar –AIDEF
6.         To be nominated by AIDEF
7.         Com. S.K. Vyas – Confederation
8.         Com. KKN Kutty – Confederation
9.         Com. M. Krishnan- Confederation

The following demands were included in the Common Charter of demands:

1.    Set up the 7th CPC and frame its terms of reference after consultation with Staff Side.
2.    Merge DA with pay for all purposes.
3.    Scrap the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
4.    Regularize (a) Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal Department.(b)Daily rated workers , (c) Contract Labourers:
5.    Remove 5% Ceiling on Compassionate appointments.
6.    Settle all 6th CPC anomalies raised in the National Anomaly Committee and implement the Arbitration Awards.
7.    Remove Ceiling of Rs. 3500 on computation of Bonus.

            All organizations may include the department –specific and other demands in Part B of the Charter and seek settlement thereof with the appropriate authorities.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Railways Employees to go on strike

DA as on July 2013


The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2013 rose by 2 points from 226 points to 228 ( two hundred and twenty eight) and  DA as on May 2013 is 88.97%.

Expected Dearness Allowance due from July, 2013 is 90%.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

TENTS

The Chairman CGWB has signed the rate contract for issue of tents yesterday, the letter of authorization for purchase of new tents will be issued  in a day or two..  

Monday, 24 June 2013

Posting of Union members


Text of Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs O.M. No.23/3/69-Estt(B) dated 8-4-1969
CHIEF executive of the Union and two other office bearers be granted the facility of seeking transfer to the headquarters of the appropriate head of the administration.
"It has been decided that the Chief Executive as defined in the constitution of the association/union/federation or the General Secretary, or where the Chief Executive has not been specifically defined, the General Secretary may be brought on transfer at the Headquarters or any other office under his control at the Headquarters of the appropriate head be administrations as far as possible.  In such of the Government Departments/offices where a different practice is being followed now, the existing practice, if not less favourable may continue."

Source: File 7379.pdf
[http://cpwd.gov.in/sys_update/latestcir_sub.aspx]

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Dharna on 20th June 2013


To
The Chairman / General Secretary 
AICGWBEA

Comrades,
                     As per the Confederation circular all branches are directed to hold Massive Dharna  programme on 20th June  2013 for implementation of 15 point charter of demands including 7th CPC and DA merger.  Hold dharna program at all  work places in consultation with local COC.

                    All comrades are directed  to participate in the dharna program.

Comradely yours

(K.S.Madhusudhan)
Secretary General 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

7th CPC Demand Justified

7th CPC demand

From
 P.S.Prasad
Org. Secretary 

Comrades,
                 Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers have been demanding constitution of the 7th CPC, DA merger , and other 15 charter of common demands of the Central Government Employees apart from 48 common demands of the CG Employees which has been accepted by the Kolkatta conference.

      The Common questions & answers which the Government of India has been  answering is that as follows.

1)    The 6th CPC has not recommended the DA merger has recommended 25% increase in certain allowances.
2)    The 6th CPC has not recommended the constitution of the 7th CPC and is silent on this issue.
3)    Normally it takes 10 years to set up another Central Pay Commission.
4)    The DA as recommended as per the Consumer price index is released which works out to 80% as on 1/1/2013. So when ever the prices have gone up DA is provided to compensate the rising of prices.
5)    If another Central Pay Commission is set up there will be huge burden on common man, at this stage the Government of India cannot afford to set up 7th CPC
6)    The anomalies  are being taken up the National anomalies committee

Now comrades the above reply are standard in nature, all the above questions are answered in the following text.

 If we really look at the DA and the Cost of living we can  find that the actual cost of prices have gone up over 200% and the actual DA we are getting is only 80%. Hence there is a big gap between the actual price rise and the real DA we get there are many factors behind it, hence 7th CPC and DA merger are too vital things to bridge the Gap between the actual spending and the actual salary. For example in case of an MTS / LDC / Postmen his salary will be around Rs 15,000/-  The actual spending is Rs 25,000/  which includes house rent of Rs 8,000/- (against Rs 3000/- as HRA)  light bill, water bill telephone bill, petrol bill, local travelling  etc itself will account for Rs 5000/-  apart from purchase of provisions and vegetables which accounts for Rs 12,000/ for a family of 4 persons.  Apart from above there will be many unforeseen expense such as attending marriages, medical, Children education expenses, which may work out more than Rs 30,000/-  today the salary given to the CG Employees by the Central Government  are insufficient. The minimum wages should be Rs 25,000/- the actual salary should be doubled. 

 Today the Government has itself admitted that the inflation is around 11% and the Consumer Price Index  has crossed more than 110 points from 116 as on 1/12006 to 226 points as on April 2013. In that case the actual DA should have been 110 % not just 87% as on April 2013.

 Once the price rise is more than 100% ,we are entitled for an Central Pay Commission and DA merger.  Comparing price rise in last 30 yrs are so we can observe in last six years the price rise graph has risen dramatically, ie the prices have increased to a maximum beyond common mans reach,  the rupee value has gone down drastically , internationally the dollar rate is higher, GDP is very low just around 6%.  The purchasing power has gone down. The value of our salary six years back and now if we make a simple compare, our salary is nothing compared to private market.  Now we observe that the Banks, LIC & PSU wages are revised every 5 years. As far as CG Employees it is more than 10 yrs. The DA has crossed more than 50% as on 1/1/2011. We should demand 7th CPC effective day from that day ie 1/1/2011.

    The DA merger was accepted principal of many CPC and 5th CPC had recommended it there by if DA merger is implemented our salary will increase by 20 to 25 %. and we should get arrears from 1/1/2011.  This will also affect other allowances such as HRA, Tour TA/DA etc.  The present DA as on April 2013 is 87%. and in a span of one year it will cross 100%. there by dual benefit we should get.

The Railways have got the benefit in revision of many allowances let it be OTA, NDA, Compassionate appointment etc. Where as for other CG Employees many of the allowances are not revised from past 15 years or so
Even the 5th &  6th CPC Pay Anomalies are not rectified even after many years. there is discontent amongst the employees.

The actual wage bill is just 8.5 % of the revenue collection. The Government being model employer should pay its employees the real wages.

    Our joint struggles have yielded results in the past we have to once again wage a long battle before the Government, the above statements by the Government  will also undergo a change if we are serious about the issue. 

If we look at the actual prices recommended by 6th CPC  wide para number 2,21  and the current prices we can notice that
6th CPC rates and present rates common items used on daily basis


6th CPC rates and present rates common items used on daily basis 


Comparative Chart:

Slno
Item
Per
6th CPC rates
Rates
Rates as 
% change




in Rs as in
as per CPI
per Market
compare




table 2.21
in Rs
in Rs
to 6th CPC




as on 1.1.2006
as on 1.1.13
as on 1.1.13
prices

1
Rice
Kg
18
26
55
266

2
Dal (Toor/ urd)
Kg
40
59
85
145

3
Raw Veg
Kg
10
15
50
500

4
Greenleaf Veg
Kg
10
14
25
250

5
Other Veg
Kg
10
17
40
400

6
Fruits
Kg
30
25
80
266

7
Milk 
lt
24
26
34
125

8
Sugar and jaggery
Kg
24
34
40
166

9
Edible Oil
Kg
50
96
100
200

10
Fish
Kg
120
157
320
266

11
Meat
Kg
120
257
320
266

12
Egg each
each
2
4
5
250

13
Detergents etc  
Kg
200
240
350
175

14
Clothing 
Mt
80
61
150
187

15
Cokked meals


32
70
187

CPI: Consumer Price Index published by Government of India
Market Rates as per local market  rates in Bangalore
 There are nearly 252 items in the consumer basket for  determination of consumer price index, in real terms the essential items for determination of CPI should have been only 52 items as per need based wages, by keeping a vast items in the basket the actual price rise is not reflected.
   The actual DA for central government employees  should have been 200 %  not just 80% as on 1/1/2013. The Consumer Price Index of 2001 which was at 115 points as on 1/1/2006 should have been more than  300 points rather than at 219 points as on 1/1/2013. The Miscellaneous articles weight age accounts for 25%. the food articles accounts for 58% weight age . Even if the  rise in food articles is there, the cost of TV , Computer, Mobile etc where there is reduction is taking place , thus depriving of the actual increase in CPI. Overall the Consumer Price Index for the CG Employees is not satisfactory, this has deprived us of the actual DA & wages.
Current DA formula
Dearness Allowance = (Avg of AICPI for the past 12 months - 115.76)*100/115.76
by which is  the DA for entire year of 2006 was only 2% due to faulty formula.

 The Average of the past 12 months should be removed and the division factor of 115.76 is also not correct. The weighted of three months average should have been taken in account rather than 12 months average, by this today DA would be 108% rather than 87%. when we are getting DA in six months, why should  we go for 12 months average.
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The actual cost of the goods at villages and the cities are differently different The cost of one kg of tomato will cost around Rs 15 in a village after it brought to a retails shop in a city it is sold at Rs 40/- per kg. The weight age of just 20% is not correct it should be 40% .

 The whole system of the  All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100   & DA formula for the Government employees is wrong and needs a relook.
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Now the question of government paying capacity we can observe that actual spending on wage bill is on 8.5% of the revenue collection compared to 30% earlier days.


The background of the demand for setting up the 7th CPC raised by the Central Government employees on the ground that the wage revision was due in January, 2011,it would be pertinent to examine the wages as a ratio to the revenue resources and revenue expenditure of the GOI in the crucial years 1960-61`,1975-=76, 1986-087, 1997-98 and 2006-07 the relevant years in which the 2nd, 3rd,4th 5th and 6th CPC recommendations were given effect to. It is not difficult to discern the declining trend over the years , which is suggestive of the erosion in the real wages of the Public servants in India.

Year
Revenue Budget
Wage Bill
Wage Bill as % of
Total Revenue receipts
Total Revenue Expenditure.
Revenue Receipts
Revenue expenditure.
1960-61
1,297
1,246
417
31.3
33.5
1975-76
8,075
7,189
1,887
22.0
22.8
1986-87
33,083
40,860
6,100
18.4
14.9
1997-98
1,33,901
1,80,350
27,430
20.5
15.2
2006-07(BudgetEstimate)
4,03,465
4,88,192
41,770
10.4
08.5


  We could see the emerging picture of a declining trend in the ratio of wages and salaries both with reference to revenue receipts and revenue expenditure. 
Years
Total Rev.
Receipts
Total Rev.
Expenditure
Wages &
Salary Bill
Amount
Value
Wage Bill as % of Revenue
Receipt
Wage Bill as % of Revenue
Expenditure
1991-92
66,047
82,308
10,744
16.3
13.1
1992-93
74,128
92,702
13,397
18.1
14.5
1993-94
75,453
108169
14585
19.3
13.5
1994-95
91,083
122112
15721
17.3
12.9
1995-96
110130
139860
18023
16.4
12.9
1996-97
126279
158988
20396
15.6
12.8
1997-98
133901
180350
27430
20.5
15.2
1998-99
149510
217419
31560
21.1
14.5
1999-00
181513
249109
33978
18.7
13.6
2000-01
192624
277858
33986
17.6
12.2
2001-02
201449
301611
31407
15.6
10.4
2002-03
231748
339627
33317
14.4
9.8
2003-04
263878
362140
34554
13.1
9.5
2004-05
306013
384351
38653
12.6
10.1
2005-06RE
348474
440295
40047
11.5
9.1
2006-07RE
403465
488192
41774
10.4
8.5