Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Circular 32-2010

Dear Comrade

Please find Circular 32-2010 posted below

With greetings

(M. S. Raja)
Secretary General

ALL
INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION

CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA
(P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667

E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com

Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/Circular-32 /2010
Dated: 21st December
2010

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee


Dear Comrades,

CONFEDERATION DEMANDS
REVISION OF WAGES FROM 1.1.2011

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers met in its
National Council at Mumbai on 1st December 2010.

The National Council reviewed the participation of the central
government employees in the 7th September strike and concluded that
the participation of central government employees did see less
participation of CG employees vis-à-vis the previous strike. The
Confederation observed that the massive victimisation in IA&AD had its
impact on the participation of Audit & Accounts Employees through out
the country, with its spill over on other organisations in certain
stations. The victimisation in certain circles in postal also
adversely impacted the participation of postal employees in the strike
in those stations.

Discussing over the issues in the national anomaly committee and the
committee set up on MACPS the National Council came to the conclusion
that the government has no intention to settle any of the issues that
agitates the common employees. In effect, none of the issues raised in
the anomaly committee has been settled and no meeting has been held
for nearly 10 months. It was reported by Com SK Vyas that the
anomalies arisen after the 5th CPC were not settled and now the issues
out of SCPC are discussed.

The meeting came to the conclusion that the anomalies arisen from
SCPC recommendations are inherent ones and hence only a fresh wage
revision alone can remove these anomalies altogether. The meeting also
noted that in the organised sector every other segment other than CG
employees do have a wage settlement after 5 years; the CG employees
are left out for 'special treatment'. It is the right of CG employees
for a wage revision in every five year. Also the DA shall be merged
with pay for all purposes as and when it crosses 50%, demanded the
National Council meeting.

The National Council meeting of the Confederation further noted that
the element of Grade Pay is being attempted to be linked to
performance related pay and it has to be fought back. The meeting also
decided to demand doing away with the system of pay band and grade pay
introduced after 6 CPC.

The Meeting adopted a charter of demand on which the entirety
employees are to be mobilised in the days to come. The charter of
demands is:

1. Stop price rise; strengthen Public Distribution System (PDS)
2. Stop down sizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, corporatisation
and privatisation of governmental functions.
3. Fill Up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements
4. Revise wages of Central Government Employees with effect from
1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter.
5. Scrap the New Pension Scheme and extend the statutory defined
benefit Pension to all Central Government Employees irrespective of
the date of recruitment.
6. Regularise the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), daily rated workers,
contingent and casual workers by bringing about a definite scheme of
regularisation
7. Remove restriction imposed on Compassionate appointment (end the
discrimination compassionate ground appointment between the Railway
Worker and other CGEs)
8. Stop the move to introduce the productivity linked wage system,
Performance Related Pay, introduce Productivity Linked Bonus in all
departments; remove the ceiling for bonus computation
9. Settle all items of anomalies (including the MACP related
anomalies) raised in the National Anomaly and Departmental Anomaly
Committee with in a fixed time frame of two months, set up the anomaly
committees in those Departments where it has not been set up till date
with the Standing Committee members of National Council, convene the
meeting of the Departmental Council in all Ministries and Department
once in three month as envisaged in the JCM scheme
10. Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of TU rights
11. Implement all arbitration awards
12. Raise the interest rate for GPF; Revise the OTA and Night Duty
Allowance and stitching and clothing rates of uniforms
13. Merger DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when
the DA rates cross 50% mark
14. Vacate all Trade Union victimisations.
Confederation shall prepare campaign material and circulate the same
very shortly.

LAUNCH INTENSIVE CAMPAIN;

EDUCATE THE MEMBERSHIP;
MOBILISE THEM &
PREPARE THEM FOR STRUGGLE

The CHQ of All India Audit & Accounts Association endorses all the
decisions taken in the meeting of the National Council of
Confederation held at Mumbai on 1st December 2010. Confederation
Circular 22 is enclosed.
The decisions taken in the National Council of Confederation gives us
the right opportunity to put our organisational machinery into action
and go to the mass of employees in full swing. The enclosed
Confederation circular gives a road map for the actions in the days to
come – campaigns to mobilisation for parliament march and strike.

Every Unit should take special effort to take the message of the
National Council of Confederation to the mass of employees

WOMEN'S
CONVENTION AT KOLKATA

Confederation National Council has decided to hold Convention of
Women employees at Kolkata on 7th and 8th February 2011. The following
units may arrange to mobilise women comrades for the Convention.

Audit & Accounts Association, Kerala – 3,.Audit Cat II & III, Chennai
– 3, Accounts Cat II&III, Chennai- 2, Accounts Cat III, Hyderabad – 2,
Audit COC, Mumbai – 4, Accounts Cat 2 & 3 Nagpur -2, P&T Audit, Nagpur
1, HP Civil Accounts Association -2, Accounts Brotherhood, & AAO
Association, Allahabad -2, Audit & Accounts Units, Jaipur -2, Accounts
Cat 2 & 3, Orissa -2, Assam & NE region Units -5

CWC MEET IN NEW
DELHI ON 24-25 FEBRUARY 2011

The Central Working Committee meeting of the Association would be
held at New Delhi on 24-25 February 2011. Notification in this regard
is being issued separately.

WORKERS RALLY
ON 23RD FEBRUARY 2011

The National Council of Confederation endorsed the decision of the
Central Trade Unions to organise a massive rally at New Delhi on the
opening Day of Parliament ie 23rd February 2011.

Our units may take lead in mobilizing the Central Government
employees under the banner of local Confederation (COC) for the
success of the rally.

With regards


Yours fraternally

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General

CONFEDERATION OF
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
Manishinath Bhawan, A.2.95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027.
Website: confederationhq.blogspot.com
mailto:E.mail%3Aconfederation06@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 2510 5324 Cell: 9811048303
Conf/22 /2010
Dated: 6th December, 2010
Dear Comrade,

The National Council meeting of the Confederation was held at DGFASLI
Central Labour Institute Chunabatti Road, Sion, Mumbai 400 022 on Ist
December, 2010 as per the notice issued on 11th November, 2010.
Detailed minutes of the meeting indicating the names of participants
and the submissions made by the comrades who participated in the
discussions will be issued separately later. We convey the decision
taken on each item of agenda subjected to deliberation at the meeting.
The meeting was presided over by Com.S.K.Vyas, President, Confederation.
Com.K.K.N. Kutty, Secretary General informed the house before the
agenda was taken up for discussion that the BSNL employees are on
strike and the strike is slated to continue for three days against the
attitude of the Government and its concerted efforts to make BSNL a
sick unit to pave way for the private telecom providers to push BSNL
out of business so that they can amass profit at the cost of Indian
people. He explained various steps taken by the Government in this
regard and how the BSNL was not permitted to even purchase technology
and material so that they would be able to compete effectively with
other private players in the field. He also informed the house that
the Government has again taken up the issue of disinvestment of 30% of
BSNL shares. The house adopted a resolution expressing its solidarity
with the striking workers of BSNL and the Secretary General was asked
to convey the same to the leaders of the BSNL.Employees' Union and
place the same on Confederation website. ( Kindly see the resolution
placed on the website)
The meeting approved the agenda for discussion and accepted the
proposal of Com. President to club item No.1 and 7 together as also
Item No. 2 and 6.
Item No. 1 and 5
The review discussion on the extent of participation of CGEs in the
general strike of Working class on 7th September, 2010 was extensive
and the comrades who took part in the discussion did give wide ranging
details of the efforts, undertaken, the success and failure, strength
and weakness. The consensus was that the participation despite the
positive feature of the INTUC unions joining the strike could have
been better. It noted that some of the State Committees and
affiliates had not c concentrated on the campaign, to elicit the
conscious and active participation of the grass root level members.
The feeling of the employees especially in the Northern States that
the issues specific to central government employees had not been
addressed could not be effectively eradicated. Besides, the importance
of the struggle against the present economic policies, its cataclysmic
effect on the conditions of living of the working people, the impetus
it provides to the organizational efficacy and capacity could not be
effectively brought home in these States. Wherever such efforts had
been undertaken the response has been, the meeting noted, very good.
The meeting noted the efforts of the Chennai COC in reaching out to
the members by organizing campaign meetings and distribution of
pamphlets etc. in residential colonies. The vehicle Jathas and
district conventions organized by the Kerala State Committee and its
efforts in reaching out to the grass root level workers came in for
appreciation. The West Bengal Comrades explained in detail of the
steps taken by the State COC in calling the meeting of all Secretaries
of the units of the affiliates, distribution of centrally prepared
pamphlets, organizing gate meetings prior to the strike and deploying
active workers on the day of strike in front of all offices etc. to
make the strike participation total in the State.
The meeting noted that the large scale victimization in the offices of
the Accountant General and in certain offices of the Postal Department
had an adverse impact in mobilizing the employees especially in these
organizations. In the light of the deliberations, the meeting
decided:
i. to formulate a charter of demands on CGE specific issues
ii. To continue the campaign to stress the necessity of the
participation in the general trade union action against the neo
liberal economic policies, which are the root causes in non settlement
of the demands
iii. To take steps to revamp the functioning of the State Committees
and for that objective in view convene (a) meeting of all State
Committees to ensure that the annual conference and election of the
State Committees are held within the specified time (b)to chalk out
ways and means to help the State Committees to bring about regular
democratic functioning and interaction with the affiliated unions (c)
to ensure that the communication between the CHQ and State Units is
strengthened (d) the circulars are translated into vernacular and
distributed. The said meeting will be convened on 24th Feb. 2010 at
New Delhi in which the Chq. Sectt. Members will take part.
iv. To have larger participation of CGEs in the 23rd Feb. March to
Parliament by
a) Requesting all State Committees to immediately organize state
convention of all affiliated units and enlisting the comrades who are
to be deployed for participating in the march to parliament on 23rd
Feb. 2010.
b) The CHQ in consultation with the State Committees will determine
the number of participants from each State
c) Larger mobilization will be ensured from the States of Delhi,
Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, U.P. H.P. and Madhya Pradesh.
d) The CHQ will discuss with the States Committee of the above States
of the finances required for arranging buses etc.
Agenda Item No. 2 and 6.
i. The meeting noted that the real wages of Central Government
employees have eroded significantly in as much as the inflation had
raised the prices of essential commodities especially of food items
beyond 175% whereas the DA compensation had been only to the extent of
45%. The way in which the Govt. had been dilly dallying the anomaly
issues of the 6th CPC has indicated unambiguously that it will have
the same fate of the 5th CPC anomalies. By January, 1st, 2011. the DA
component in the emoluments of CGEs will cross over 50%. The JCM
functioning both at the National and Departmental level has
deteriorated and meetings have become extremely irregular whereas at
the Departmental level it has become almost defunct. Many affiliates
of the Confederation have complained of the non- functioning of the
JCM forum for one reason or the other. The meeting also noted that
there had been no recommendation of the 6th CPC on the periodicity of
wage revision and in the case of PSU the Government had to concede
their demand for wage agreements in every five year. In view of these
factors, the meeting adopted a resolution to demand wage revision on
the expiry of the five year period i.e. with effect from 1.1.2011.
The meeting decided to undertake intensive campaign on this issue
throughout the country.
ii. This apart the meeting also discussed various pressing issues of
the Central Govt. employees and decided to take the important issues
in the charter of demand and organize trade union action in pursuance
thereon. The charter of demands adopted after discussion and the
phased programme of action decided upon is annexed to this circular
letter. The CHQ Sectt. will circulate a brief explanatory Note on
each demand to indicate the issues covered.
iii. The meeting also discussed over the confusion created by the DOPT
order on the composition of the JCM whereby almost all the employees
in most of the Departments would be out of the ambit of the JCM. The
meeting after detailed discussions on the pros and cons of the issue
adopted a resolution to demand:
That the Councils of the JCM at all levels should have the cadres and
categories of employees who were participants in the Negotiating body
at its inception through the Joint Intent irrespective of the change
of classification and pay scales or pay bands brought about later. It
was also decided that it should be brought to the notice of the
Government that no unilateral decision in the matter by the DOPT can
be taken as it would amount to violation of an agreement reached
between the employees and the Government.
v. The meeting also adopted a resolution to the effect that the
various entitlement like LTC facilities and air travel concession to
NE regions, Daily allowance, entitled for the Governmental
Accommodation etc. must be passed on Pay in the Pay Band plus the
Grade Pay of an employee and not on any other criterion like Grade Pay
or classification of Posts etc.
vi. The meeting noted with dissatisfaction that the recognition of
hospital under the CGHS for inpatient treatment of late has become a
nagging problem with the Health Ministry changing the procedure every
now and then and put the beneficiaries to extreme hardship in many
cities. The Government's approach in the matter has, the meeting
noted, only helped the Private entrepreneurs in the Health industry to
amass wealth and the recognition on the basis of the lowest tender had
been at a perilous cost of the CGHS beneficiaries. The meeting
decided to place before the Government the following suggestion for
the recognition of hospitals in each city.
a. Identify the reputed hospitals in each city by a committee with the
members of beneficiaries in each town/city covered by the CGHS Scheme
b. The Health Ministry must negotiate with these hospitals the rate at
which they will provide the treatment to the Government officials
taking into accounts various facilities extended to these institutions
by the Govt.
c. If the reputed hospitals are run by charitable trusts enjoying the
tax benefits, they should be asked to treat the CGEs on normal market
rate as reduced by atleast 30%.
vii. To raise before the Government the anomaly that has arisen
especially in the Postal Department on the introduction of MACP in
replacement of the time bound promotion scheme and seek amendment to
the existing clarification whereby the three proimotion scheme would
not be less beneficial than the existing scheme of time bound
promotion in any department.
viii. To bring to the notice of the Government the injustice meted out
to the cadres of LDC and UDCs by the 6th CPC whereby they become
entitled to even lesser pay than the erstwhile Group D employees.
While the Notice Servers in the Incometax Department and the Postmen
in Postal Department are given higher Pay and Grade Pay the LDCs are
assigned with lesser Grade Pay even though the minimum educational
qualification for recruitment in their case has been stipulated to be
10+2 whereas those are assigned with higher grade Pay has to have only
Matriculation for the initial recruitment. It was decided that the
Government must be asked to upgrade all existing Lower Division and
Upper Division or equivalent cadres in all Government Department
either as Executive Assistants with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 as
recommended by the 6th CPC or assign them with the Grade pay of
atleast Rs. 2800/- if such whole scale up-gradation in any department
is considered infeasible.
ix. To demand the setting up of anomaly committees in all
Departments/Ministries and immediate convening of the Departmental
Councils as per the directive of the Department of Personnel and
Training. If for any reason the Anomaly committees are unable to be
set up in any department/Ministry, the concerned Ministry/Department
should be asked to set up the Anomaly committees with the nominated
members of the Standing Committee of the National Council as has been
done in the case of many Ministries to resolve the anomalies arising
from the 5th CPC recommendations.
Agenda Item No.3. National Anomaly Committee issues.
Com. S.K. Vyas, President explained in detail the deliberation at the
National Anomaly Committee meeting and the sub committee meeting in
which the MACP items were separately discussed. The clarification
sought by various members on these issues were provided. It was
decided that in the case of MACP some more issues must be raised by
the Confederation before the next anomaly committee meeting as was
pointed out by Com. K.V. Sridharan, General Secretary, All India
Postal Employees Union, Class III and many others. The meeting asked
the Secretary General to finalize the issue in discussion with the
comrades of NFPE.
Agenda Item No.4. Issues raised before the National Council JCM.
The Secretary General was asked to place on the website the issues
already taken up by the Staff Side with the Government in brief and
seek further items from all affiliates and COCs. This was agreed to.
Agenda Item No.7 Organisational review:
The meeting decided that:
(i)the CHQ Sectt. should meet on 24th Feb. 2010 along with the
Secretaries of all State Committees with a view that concrete steps
are taken to ensure that the State Committees are constituted with the
representatives of the Districts; the new office bearers are elected
if the two year term has been expired and to ensure that the
communication between the State Committees and the CHQ on the one hand
and the State Committees and the District Committees on the other is
properly established and the State Committees are helped to function
as vehicles for implementation of the programmes chalked out by the
Confederation in future.
(ii)The National Women Convention will be held at Kolkata on 7th and
8th February, 2010 and the Affiliates and State Committees will be
entitled to depute the following number of delegates to participate in
the said convention.
a. All India Audit and Accounts Association. 15
b. Income tax Employees Federation 20
c. National Federation of Postal Employees 30
(f) Federation of Atomic Energy Employees 10
(g) All India Civil Accounts Employees Assn. 10
(h) Confederation of Puduchery State Employees 05
(i) ISRO Employees Association 03
(j) Ground Water Board 02
(k) All other affiliates 02 each
(l) All State Committees will nominate two delegates (selected from
their specific affiliates – i.e. Other than the All India
organizations which are affiliated with the Confederation at the
National Level)
The affiliated will report to the CHQ the names of the delegates who
will be attending the convention by 10th January, 2011 latest. The
affiliated will take care that they do no nominate any lady comrade
from the State of West Bengal as the State Committee of West Bengal
who has taken the responsibility of making arrangements for the
convention would be nominating large number of lady comrades from that
state to participate.
(iii)The meeting also discussed the remittances of the subscription
due to the CHQ by the affiliates and the State Committee. The
representatives of the affiliates and the State Committee who
participated in the discussions on the subject agreed to clear the
dues by 31st March, 2011 latest. The Secretary General was asked to
intimate the dues to each affiliate separately by letters.
(iv) The house on the basis of the discussion earlier held decided
that the Confederation should ensure participation of sizeable number
of Central Government employees in the ensuing programme of "March to
Parliament" on 23rd February, 2010 for which the call has been given
by the Central Trade Unions. The CHQ sectt. was urged that a campaign
programme is chalked out by which a member of the Sectt. attends the
State Conventions/meetings convened for this purpose and the Delhi
State Committee and the neighbouring State Committees are specially
mobilized for this purpose.
Agenda Item No. 8.
Com. President permitted only a few comrades to raise certain
important issues under the agenda for paucity of time. The Secretary
General, All India Canteen Employees Association raised the issue of
the order of the Government in not filling up the vacancies in the
Canteen as a permanent measure. Many comrades raised the issue of non
representation of many affiliates in the meetings as also of the State
Committees. It was suggested that after the proposed meeting of the
State Committees on 24th Feb. 2010, the Sectt. must convene a meeting
of the Chief Executives of all affiliates separately to revamp the
organizational functioning of the Confederation.
Com. President in his concluding remarks appreciated the lively
discussion in the meeting and thanked the Mumbai State Committee for
the excellent arrangements made by them for the conduct of the
meeting, on behalf of the CHQ Sectt as also on behalf of the
affiliates and State Committees. The meeting was concluded at 9.00
PM.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
Sd/-
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General.
Charter of demands:
1. Stop price rise; strengthen the PDS.
2. Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, corporatorisation
and privatization of Governmental functions
3. Fill up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements
4. Revise wages of CGEs with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years
thereafter.
5. Scrap the New Pension Scheme and extend the statutory defined
benefited pension to all Central Govt. employees irrespective of the
date of recruitment.
6. Regularize the GDS, daily rated workers, contingent and casual
workers by brining about a definite scheme of regularization.
7. Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointment ( end the
discrimination on compassionate appointment between the Railway
workers and other CGEs)
8. Stop the move to introduce the productivity linked wage system;
Performance related pay; introduce PLB to in all Departments; remove
the ceiling of emoluments for bonus computation.
9. Settle all items of anomalies (including the MACP related
anomalies) raised in the National and Departmental Anomaly committees
within a fixed time frame of two months; set up the anomaly committees
in those Departments where it has not been set up till date with the
Standing Committee members of the National Council; convene the
meeting of the Departmental Council in all Ministries/Department once
in three month as envisaged in the JCM Scheme
10. Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of T.U. rights
11. Implement all arbitration awards
12. Raise the interest rate for GPF. Revise the OTA and Night duty
allowance and stitching and clothing rates of uniforms
13. Merge DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when
the DA rates cross the 50% mark.
14. Vacate all Trade Union victimizations.

Programme of Action:
1. Submission of memorandum on the charter of demands with brief note
to explain each item in the charter.
2. Two months long campaign to educate and mobilize the members by
organizing (a) State level conventions (b) district level conventions
(c) Department level conventions (d) gate meetings in front of all
offices
3. Day long Dharna at a specified Central Location at the State and
District Capitals and other important places
4. To organize a March to the office of the Chairman of the State
Welfare Co-ordination Committees and submit a memorandum for onward
transmission to the Cabinet Secretary.
5. To organize a March to Parliament by Central Government employees at Delhi
6. To culminate in a one day strike

(The CHQ in the next communication will indicate the date for each of
the programme of action taking into account all factors)