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Monday, 26 August 2013

Demand for New Central Pay Commission

Demand for new National Pay Commission


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA - MINISTRY OF  RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1704 ANSWERED ON-23.08.2013


1704 . SHRI D. RAJA
(a) whether it is a fact that all Railway trade unions have threatened to go on a general strike if their demand for a new National Pay Commission is not announced within a period of four months; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and Government’s reaction thereto?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(SHRI KOTLA JAYA SURYA PRAKASH REDDY)
(a) and (b): There are two recognized staff Federations on Railways. Both the Federations have made numerous demands concerning various service matters of railway employees like pay and allowances, promotion and pension. While one of the Federations have indicated that if their grievances are not resolved in a time bound programme, the Federation would be compelled to conduct strike ballot as a first step. The other Federation have decided to give a time of four months to the Government for satisfactorily settling their demands failing which the Federation will be compelled to give call for ‘Indefinite Strike’ on Railways. One of the demands of both the Federations is regarding setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission. Since constitution of Central Pay Commission is a subject matter of Ministry of Finance, the same has been referred to that Ministry.
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED     QUESTION NO    897 ANSWERED ON      08.08.2013
STRIKE BY RAILWAY EMPLOYEES
897 .    Shri GURUDAS DAS GUPTA
R. THAMARAISELVAN
P. LINGAM
S. RAMASUBBU
Will the Minister of    RAILWAYS     be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have threatened to go on an indefinite strike in case their demands are not met;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the reaction of the Railways thereto and the manner in which the Railways propose to address the situation so as to prevent such strike?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI ADHIR RANJAN CHOWDHURY)
(a) and (b): All India Railwaymen’s Federation (A.I.R.F.) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (N.F.I.R.) have made numerous demands. Some of the demands are setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission, abolition of New Pension Scheme, merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay, filling up of all vacant posts, implementation of the report of Joint Committee for career growth of Track Maintainer, reduction in duty hours of staff. While A.I.R.F. have indicated that if their grievances are not resolved in a time bound programme, the Federation would be compelled to conduct strike ballot as a first step. N.F.I.R. have decided to give a time of four months to the Government for satisfactorily settling their demands failing which the Federation will be compelled to give call for ‘Indefinite Strike’ on Railways.
(c): Some of the demands like setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission, abolition of New Pension Scheme, Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay which are not within the purview of Ministry of Railways are being considered for referring to concerned Ministries/ Departments. In accordance with Government’s policy, other demands of the Federations are given due consideration within the framework of existing rules and financial constraints, and action as considered necessary is taken.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Agitational Strike Programme

No.CEC-1/2013-15                                                                             Dated: 22-08-2013

To

All the General Secretary/Chairman,
Branch Executive Committee

Sub:     Programme to be implemented on 15 Charter of Demands as decided by Confederatin of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi.

Comrades,

The meeting decided to organize independent campaign and agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike.  The specific decisions were:

(i)                 To organize state level joint strike conventions of C-O-C with participation of all affiliated unions/Associations/Federations during the month of August 2013.  Wherever the C-O-C functioning is not satisfactory or has no participation of district units, efforts must be taken to revamp the committee.
(ii)               To organize mass Relay dharna at different places in all important stations during the first week of September 2013 (from 02.09.2013 to 07.09.2013).
(iii)             To conduct nationwide strike ballot during the last week of September 2013 (on 25,26 and 27th September) Model of the ballot will be sent later.
(iv)             To convene the Central Working Committee/Central Executive Committee meetings of all affiliated unions/Associations/Federation before the 1st week of October 2013.  All India Office Bearers of the Confederation may be invited to attend the meeting.

It is directed to all the General Secretary/Chairman of Branch Executive Committee to coordinate with local C-O-C for implementing the programme effectively as per decision taken by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi during the National Secretariat meeting of confederation held at New Delhi on 22.07.2013.

Comradely yours,


S/d on 22.08.2013

(K.S. Madhusudhan)
Secretary General



Agitational Strike Programme - JPG image


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

XXIII Biennial National Conference at Jodhpur

 ALL INDIA CENTRAL GROUND WATER BOARD EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
(Recognized by Government of India)

The XXIII Biennial National Conference of AICGWBES held at Jodhpur from 19th to 22nd July 2013.
On 19th July 2013 before commencement of Inaugural session of the conference, it was commenced with Flag hoisting. The AICGWBEA Flag was hoisted by Shri. Badri Ram Jakkar, Honorable Member of Parliament. Com. S.K.Viyas, Advisor, Confederation of Central Government Employees& Workers, New Delhi was also present in the program. About 300 delegates and observers participated from different part of the country.
Homage was also paid to the Martyrs by all the leaders of the Confederation, delegates and other comrades.
The Conference was inaugurated by Smt. ChandreshKumariKatoch,Honorable Union Minister of Culture. The Honorable minister in her inaugural address congratulated the AICGWBEA for holding the National Conference at Jodhpur and extended best wishes for the success of the conference. The Honorable minister assured the genuine demands of the CGWB employees will be taken up with the related ministry to resolve the issues at the earliest. The Honorable minister also assured the genuine demands of the Central Government Employees will be taken care by the government.
Com, S.K.Viyas, Advisor, COC described the Government attitude towards downsizing, contractisum and privatization. He also quoted in his speech about the necessityand justification of merger of 50 % DA with pay with effect from 1.1.2011 and appointment of 7th Pay commission for the central Government employees and withdrawal of PFDRA Bill.
Com. R.N.Choudhry, President of AICGWBEA welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, Leaders of Confederation and all other delegates who have come from different part of the country.
Com. K.S. Madhusudhan, Secretary General elaborately described the history of the association since 1973 and functioned as All India CGWB Employees Union under com. A. B.Bardhan, CPI was the founder president. In 1978, this AICGWBE union has been this brought under the JCM scheme and renamed as All India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association.
Com. N. Somaiah, former Secretary General of AICGWBEA and Vice-President of Confederation of CG employees and workers addressed. IN his speech he has quoted departmental issues which are pending since long. That is outsourcing of drilling exploratorywells, amendments to Central Civil Service (RP rules 2008) and up gradation of workshop staffs/drilling staff etc.
Com. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of CG employees and workers, New Delhi delivered his speech and greeted for the success of the conference and also appealed the delegates to take active part in the deliberation sessions with the meaningful debate and adopt appropriate resolutions. Com. M. Krishnan, Highlighted in this speech the role of confederation since 1957 demanding minimum wages for the workers even it was less numbers and the success of 1968 strike. Com. M. Krishnan elaborates described that due to ne –liberal economic policies of the Government in the last 20 years were adversely resulted extensive reduction of employees in major department in railways from 17 lacs to 11 lacs, in  defence from 5.5 lacs to 3.5 lacs (including vacant post of 50, 000) and also in other central government departments. Government is also keeping all the vacant post without filling up which is causing mental stress to the employees due to over workload and forced them to sit and work without specified working hours. He appreciated the role of AICGWBEA for the active participation in all the struggles including strikes called by the Confederation.
The Second day (20th July 2013)Com. K.S. Madhusudhan, Secretary General presented the Conference report on the activities of AICGWBEA during the last 2 years.  In the discussion on the report, resolutions were adopted on certain major issues and it was deliberated in detail. There after elections for the 2013 – 15 were held and the following office bearers were elected.

President                             :    Com. Ram NivasChoudhary
Vice –President                   :    Com. R.K. Pandey
                                                Com. N. Prem Kumar
Secretary General                :    Com. K.S.Madhusudhan
Assistant Secretary General  :   Com. A. Balasundaram
                                                Com. SadasivAcharya
Organising Secretary            :    Com. M. Rajan
Assistant Organising Secy     :   Com. P.C.Sukla
Finance Secretary                 :   Com. ShashiRanjan Kumar.

Flag Hoisting
Presenting of a momento by Secy General to Shri. Badri Ram Jakkar, Hon'ble MP

Speech by Shri. Badri Ram Jakkar, Hon'ble MP

Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Hon'ble Union Minister of Culture

Speech by Smt. Chandresh Kumari Kataoch

Com. Krishnan, Secretary General, New Delhi

Com. SK.Vyas, Advisor - COC

Com. RN.Choudary, President AICGWBEA



Newly elected office bearers