Monday, August 15, 2016
CIRCULAR - 21/2016
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt.
(U.P), PIN-201012 GHAZIABAD
Reference: AIA/Circular-21/2016 Dated: 14th August 2016
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee
47TH CONFERENCE’ CLARION CALL -
ENSURE TOTAL SUCCESS OF ONE DAY STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016
HQR TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON 17TH AUGUST 2016
The 47th Conference held at Nagpur from 8th to 11th August 2016 unanimously endorsed the decision of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers to participate in the one day strike on 2nd September 2016, the call for which has been given by the Central Trade Unions.
The HQr would serve the notice to CAG on 17th August 2016 to CAG of India. All the Units are requested to serve strike notice to respective Heads of Department (HoD) at field level on 18th August 2016. In case it could not be served on 18th August for some practical problems, it may be served on 19th or 22nd of August. All the Units are requested to hold GB meeting and endorse the notice served by HQr, handing over the resolution endorsing the notice served by HQr to CAG to the respective HoD. (Draft resolution attached). Copy of the resolution adopted may be sent to HQr.
The first item in the charter of demands is Price Rise. The CG employees may feel that they are somewhat insulated from the price rise because of the DA that we get. We should remember that whatever wage hike that we will get through 7 CPC, a negligible rise in wages, will be washed off because of the galloping costs of essential goods. The DA may be a small cover, but the price rise too steep that the DA that we get become quite insufficient. We should also remember that the vast majority of the working population do not have even this meagre protection against the price rise.
The Confederation Secretariat while discussing the issue considered the recommendations of the 7 CPC and other demands of central government employees and came to the conclusion that:
“The policy offensives of the Govt. like downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, corporatization and privatization have affected the Central Govt. departments and employees in a worst manner. Ban on creation of new posts and non-filling up of about six lakhs vacant posts had increased the work load of the existing employees and adversely affected the efficiency of the services. The New Pension Scheme (NPS) implemented with affect from 01.01.2004, is nothing but a “No Pension Scheme”, as it is fully dependent on the vagaries of share market forces. The Govt. is not ready to grant civil servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and to regularize the services of causal, contingent and contract workers. The 5% ceiling on compassionate appointment is not yet removed. The bonus ceiling enhancement from Rs.3500/- to Rs. 7000/- is not made applicable to Central Govt. Employees. Govt. is not ready to modify the 7th CPC recommendations, which is worst ever made by any pay commissions. The assurance given to the staff side regarding enhancement minimum pay and fitment formula is yet to be implemented. All other retrograde recommendations like reduction in the percentage of HRA, abolition of 52 allowances etc. are yet to be modified. Overall the attitude of the Modi Govt. is totally negative towards the Central Govt. employees and pensioners.”
The 47th Conference came to the inescapable conclusion that the strike on 2nd September 2016 has to be made a stupendous success through the massive participation of the central government including audit and accounts personnel, if we want any of our demands to be won. Continuous struggles, independent and joint ones, alone would force the government to take cognizance of our demands.
Every time when the common struggle of working class takes place, some vested interests would try to portray it as a political struggle. The fight against the policies of the government is taking place since 1991, from the day the LPG policy was set on – irrespective of the party or political alliance in power. Can any one of those charge the 2nd Sept strike as a political action should answer which demand in the charter of demands is political. Every one of the demand is affecting the vast majority of the working population of the country. We love this country, we care for its people, that is why we are opposing the policies of the successive governments that pursue the LPG policies.
All the Units are requested to start mobilisation for strike without loss of time. Due to paucity of time, no visit by All India leaders could be arranged. The energy that we all got from the deliberations and speeches during the 47th Conference should be channelised and the entirety of audit and accounts personnel may be mobilised for the one day strike on 2nd September 2016.
The strike notice that HQr would serve to CAG on 17th August and the draft resolution to be adopted in the GB meeting on 18th August by every Unit is given along with this Circular.
This meeting of ….. Association held on … August 2016 hereby endorses the decision of the National Convention of Workers held on 30th March 2016 to organise one day Strike on 2nd September in pursuance of the 12 point charter of demand submitted to the Government of India.
This meeting further endorses the strike notice served by the All India Audit & Accounts Association to Comptroller & Auditor General of India and here-by records our resolve to join the one day Strike on 2nd September 2016.
Resolve to submit a copy of this resolution along with a copy of the notice served by the All India Audit & Accounts Association to Comptroller & Auditor General of India through proper channel.
Further resolve to send a copy of this resolution to Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association for information.
President of the Meeting
Strike Notice (Draft) that would be served on 17th August 2016
ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt.
(U.P), PIN-201012 GHAZIABAD
Ph: 0120-2881727/0 – 98681 45667
Reference: AIA/ B-1/31/2016 Dated: 17th August 2016
The Comptroller & Auditor General of India,
9, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,
New Delhi – 110124
Subject: One Day Strike on 2nd September – reg.
I am directed to inform that the members of All India Audit & Accounts Association will join the one day nationwide strike on 2nd September 2016, call for which has been given by National Convention of Workers held at New Delhi on 30th March 2016, participated by 10 Central Trade Unions and 26 independent Federations/Confederations.
The Charter of Demands in support of which the strike is organised is attached.
(M. S. Raja)
Enclosure: Charter of Demands
Charter of Demands in support of which the Central Government Employees would join the Strike on 2nd September 2016
1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalisation of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
5. Minimum wage of not less than Rs. 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation (for unskilled worker).
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than 3000 p.m. for the entire working population (including unorganized sector workers).
7. Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/state Public Sector undertakings.
8. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as that of regular workers for the same and similar work.
9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund and increase in quantum of gratuity.
10. Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO conventions C-87 and C-98.
11. No. FDI in Railways, Defence and other strategic sectors.
12. No unilateral amendment to labour laws.
1. Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016, especially increase in minimum pay and fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.
2. Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modification of the 7th CPC recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government Employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972
4. No privatisation, outsourcing, contractorisation of Government functions
5. (i) Treat Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants and extend all benefits on pay, pension and allowances of departmental employees
(ii) Regularise casual, contract, contingent and daily rated workers and grant equal pay and other benefits
6. Fill up all vacant posts by special recruitment, Lift ban on creation new posts.
7. Remove ceiling on compassionate appointments
8. Extend benefit of Bonus Act amendment 2015 on enhancement of payment ceiling to the Adhoc bonus/PLB of central government employees with effect from the financial year 2014-15. Ensure payment of revised bonus before Pooja Holidays.
9. Revive JCM functioning at all levels.