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We demanded promotion of all educationally qualified (including matriculate)MTS to LDC as a one time measure & the case is learnt to be sent to the DoPT by the Ministry for relaxation. Please ask all MTS to join the Association. Please also send Annexure A & B immediately- General Secretary

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We have proposed a very balancing pay scale for Administrative Staff & Official Language posts in the Memorandum submitted to the 7th CPC. For MTS Rs. 33000 plus 15%, LDC Rs. 46000, Steno Grade II Rs. 56000, Junior Translator Rs. 66000 etc. For details please go through the Memorandum published in this web site- General Secretary

Friday, October 31, 2014

CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR NO. 20 - JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE - ALL INDIA CONVENTION ON 11.12.2014


Ref:  CIRCULAR NO. 20                                                                                                DATED – 31.10.2014

Dear Comrades,

                We send herewith copy of the letter from the Secretary, Staff Side, JCM intimating of the decision taken by the Staff Side to hold a National Convention at New Delhi on 11thDecember, 2014.  We have already placed the said letter in our website.  The decision is the outcome of the efforts the Confederation representatives in the Staff Side of the National council and must be considered a step in the right direction in pursuance of the Charter of demands, especially the important issues like wage revision, interim relief, merger of DA, scrapping of the new Pension scheme, privatization, outsourcing etc.  As indicated in the letter of the Staff side Secretary, the staff side is likely to meet in the second fortnight of November, 2014 to finalize the draft declaration and the programme of action.  We shall place the draft declaration on our website as and when the same is finalized.

                Confederation is entitled to deploy 220 delegates to participate in the convention.  We have decided to invite the Confederation of Central Government officers organizations also to participate in the convention.  The quota of delegation for the major affiliates and State Committees are indicated in the table given below.  All other affiliates and State Committee may deploy three delegates (each) to participate in the convention.  The Convention is being held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Sree Gurjarathi Samaj, Raj Niwas Road, Civil Lines(Opposite Civil Lines Metro Station), Delhi, The Convention  will commence at 12 Noon and will be concluded by 4.00 PM on  11th December, 2014.  

                The timings have been so arranged to enable the comrades to reach in the morning of 11th and if necessary to return on the same day.  The delegates  are requested to make their own arrangements for stay etc,if they wish to be at Delhi earlier or later of the day of the convention.  The venue is well connected by Metro Line and from the Civil Lines Station, it is walkable distance only. Kindly ensure that the tickets for onward and return journey for the participating delegates are booked well in advance. 

                With greetings,
Yours fraternally,


M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General.
Encl: Copy of Staff Side letter (CLICK HERE)

Quota for affiliates for National convention of
JCM (Staff Side)

Sl. No. 
Name
Delegates No.
1
NFPE
70
2
ITEF
25
3
All India Audit & Accounts
15
4
 National Fedn. of Atomic Energy
10
5
 All India Civil Accts. Emp,. Assn.    
8
6
All other affiliates: Each
3
7
 Bengal State Committee
10
8
Kerala
10
9
Taminadu
10
10
Andhra Pradesh
10
11
Karnataka
10
12
Maharashtra - Mumbai
10
13
Delhi
10
14
All other State Committes Each
3
15
Confederation of Central Govt. officers organizations.
10

Ban on creation of Plan and Non-Plan posts; 10% cut in plan & Non Plan Expenditure - Finance Ministry

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EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER NOVEMBER-2014

JCM STAFF SIDE UNITY SHOULD BE FOR STRUGGLE

            History of Central Government Employees reveals that Government has taken undue advantage to deny the justified demands of the Central Government Employees, whenever there was disunity among the JCM staff side organizations. On the contrary, whenever staffside stood solidly united the Government was compelled to concede the legitimate rights of the employees to a great extent.

            After Fifth  Pay Commission recommendations, the JCM National council staffside submitted to Government a common charter of demands for modifications of the recommendations of the Pay Commission, which included upward revision of fitment formula and removal of certain glaring anomalies. When Government refused to concede it , notice for indefinite strike was given and finally the Government had to appoint a high-power Group of Ministers Committee under the chairmanship of then Home Minister Shri.Indrajith Gupta and negotiated with the staffside.  In the negotiations also the staffside took a united uncompromising stand which ultimately resulted in Government accepting the demand for 40% fitment formula and some other important demands.

            Unfortunately, when the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations were  submitted to Government, the JCM National Council Staffside miserably failed to take such a firm and united stand and no serious agitational programme was conducted demanding modification of the retrograde recommendations. Instead the dominant leadership of JCM staffside took a compromising stand and depended only on negotiated settlement , without mobilizing the entire rank and file membership behind the demands. Ultimately Government took advantage of this weakness of the leadership and unilaterally announced the implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations, without conceding majority of the genuine demands raised by the staffside during negotiations. Faulty formula adopted for calculation of  Need Based Minimum Wage , glaring disparity in fitment and fixation formula between lower level officials  and Group- A officers, unscientific pay band and grade pay system and serious anomalies arising out of it , MACP anomalies   everything remained as such  which could not be settled even after seven years.

            Again , when the Government announced the New Contributory Pension Scheme with effect from 01.01.2004 for the new entrants in Central Government Services without any consultation with the JCM National Council Staffside, the dominant  leadership of the JCM staffside did not protest and kept silent. This has emboldened the Government to go ahead with the implementation of the neo-liberal pension reforms. Had the entire JCM Staffside including Railways, Defence and Confederation taken a united stand to oppose the New Pension Scheme and given call for serious agitational programmes including indefinite strike the Government would not have dared to implement the NPS. Of course , Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers opposed the New Pension Scheme and has gone to the extent of conducting one day strike. JCM leadership raised the demand for roll-back of NPS after a very long time and by that time Government succeeded in fully implementing the scheme.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has always stood for unity among the Central Government Employees .When confederation submitted a 15 point charter  to the UPA Government in 2011 demanding appointment of 7 th CPC , 5 year wage revision , Merger of 50% DA, Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under 7th CPC etc, the  other major organizations in the JCM were not ready to raise the demands in 2011. Finally confederation was forced to go it alone and conducted series of agitational programmes including Parliament March, one day strike and two days strike. Of course, the lonely struggle conducted by confederation represented the mood of the entirety of Central Government Employees and ultimately the Government was compelled to announce constitution of 7th CPC in the month of September 2013.
           
                        Now NDA Government which came to power after General   Election has rejected all the main demands of the Central Government Employees which includes merger of DA , Interim Relief , Date of  effect  from 01.01.2014 , inclusion of GDS in the terms of reference of 7th CPC ,scrapping of New Pension Scheme etc. Further Government declared 100% FDI  in Railways and Defence. Public Private Partnership in Railways was also announced in Railway budget. More than five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various Departments out of which about 2.5 lakhs vacancies are in Railways alone. The UPA Government has unilaterally announced the terms of reference of the 7th CPC rejecting the draft proposal submitted by JCM staffside.  The memorandum submitted by JCM staffside to the NDA Government for grant of merger of DA and Interim Relief also was totally neglected. The JCM Staffside leadership could not do anything and the employees are suffering. In fact the JCM staffside has become a laughing stock among the employees and its credibility in the eyes of the employees has eroded like anything.

                        It is in this background , eventhough belatedly , the JCM National Council Staffside has decided to organize a National Convention at New Delhi on 11th December 2014 , to discuss and finalise its strategy to combat the above humiliation meted out by the Government . Better late than never. The decision is well received by the entire Central Government Employees and they are eagerly waiting for the outcome of the convention.

                        NFPE  firmly believes that if the present unity among the JCM staffside organizations is not channelized for building up united struggle including indefinite strike of entire Central Government Employees the National Convention will become a futile exercise and an eye-wash to cool down the growing discontentment among the employees. This shall not happen. We firmly believe in the slogan raised by our late legendary leader Com K.G.Bose- i.e  “UNITY FOR STRUGGLE AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY”. Such a stand alone can restore the lost glory of the fighting potential of the Central Government Employees and also shall regain the lost faith of employees in the JCM staffside leadership. We cannot be a party to any compromise on the genuine and justified demands of the workers. Let us hope that the JCM staffside leadership shall rise up to the occasion.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Office Memorandum on Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status - Proposals from Ministries & Departments

 

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued 70 crore Aadhaar numbers as on 28th October 2014.

As on date, nine states including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, have crossed 90 percent Aadhaar coverage, while sixteen states have Aadhaar coverage of over 70 percent. UIDAI is also conducting Aadhaar enrolments in the newly assigned states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh, at a fast pace. These four states with a combined population of about 34 crore, were added earlier this year to UIDAI’s mandate by the government. Till date, Aadhaar numbers have been issued to 8.93 crore residents in these states, which is 26% of the target population.

Over 25,000 Aadhaar enrolment kits are operational across the country, including both camp mode and Permanent Enrolment Centres, with a total output of approximately 10 lakh enrolments per day. UIDAI has already geared up its processing capabilities to achieve the targets and has the capacity to process around 15 lakh enrolment packets every day. Enrolments are expected to pick up further once the festival season is over.

In the recent months, Government of India has provided fresh impetus to the UIDAI by linking Aadhaar to various schemes and initiatives, including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), MGNREGA, Pensions, Scholarships, DBTL, UAN (EPFO), PDS, Passports, Attendance system in government offices etc. 

Aadhaar facilitates "anytime, anywhere" online authentication of a resident through universal verification of one`s identity based on the demographic and biometric information of an individual, thereby eliminating any chances of duplication or fraud. Aadhaar not only provides universal mobility of identity to every resident, but also assists in online booking of tickets and in applying for a passport. It is also a proof of identity (PoI) and a proof of address (PoA) for opening a bank account, as it meets the `Know Your Customer` (KYC) norms of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Under the recently launched PMJDY, Aadhaar, through its online e-KYC service, proves one’s digital identity beyond doubts and uniquely enables an individual to open a bank account instantly, in a paperless manner. Aadhaar is now the world’s largest biometric database.

For any further information, please contact:

ADG (Media), UIDAI at 011- 23466831

Month-long Winter Session to commence on 24th November

New Delhi: Winter session of Parliament will start from November 24 and conclude on December 23 during which a heavy legislative agenda is on the cards. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday recommended the dates to the President.

The month-long session will have a total of 22 sittings in which four days have been earmarked for Private Members' business.

A total of 67 bills 59 in Rajya Sabha and eight in Lok Sabha are pending and the government will push for passage of "at least 30 to 35" legislations, a senior minister said.

This will be the second major session since the Narendra Modi Government took over in May.

The long wait for finalisation of seating arrangement in Lok Sabha is expected to be over before the session commences, almost six months after the constitution of the new House.

"We expect the arrangement to be in place before the winter session," said an official at Parliament over the exercise which has dragged on after the declaration of the results of the 16th Lok Sabha polls on May 16.

Average number of sittings in the past five Winter sessions has been 22 and the dates were decided based on precedents, source said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Anant Kumar and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu are members of the Committee.


HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Ministers of state for Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar and Santosh Gangwar are special invitees to the Committee.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7th Pay Commission's visit to Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Shimla, Himachal Pradesh from 12th to 13th November, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.
Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.
The last date for receiving request for meeting is 7th Nov. 2014 (1700 hours).

Source:http://7cpc.india.gov.in/