Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Circular 25

15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-25/2017                                                       Dated:  31st October 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

LAUNCH A MASS CAMPAIGN ON GRANT OF GP 5400
ON COMPLETION OF 4 YEARS OF SERVICE

            As the issue of grant of GP 5400 (Pay Matrix 9) to AAOs of IA&AD and other Organised Accounts is being delayed for unsound reasons – this delay is as good as denial – it is time for us to mount pressure on the government through organisational means.

            The HQr call upon all units to mobilise the AAOs and submit individual memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister of India, through proper channel. Draft memorandum is given elsewhere.

            Each Unit may ensure that the memorandum is signed in two copies, one to be submitted through proper channel and the other may be sent to HQr. to be submitted by the HQr directly to PMO.

            This may kindly be completed by 15th November 2017 and the individual signatures may be submitted to HoD (and sent to HQr.) after holding lunch hour meeting on 16th November 2017. (Each Unit leadership may collect the signed copy from each member and submit to HoD with a covering letter in Association letter head with a request to forward it to the PM).

ENSURE MASS PARTICIPATION ON 10TH NOVEMBER IN THE ‘MAHA PADAV’ AT NEW DELHI

            All the Units may ensure to fulfill the quota prescribed for the 3-day Dharna on 9th, 10th and 11th November 2017 at New Delhi being organised by 10 Central Trade Unions in pursuance of 12 point charter of demands (For quota, please see Circular 22). Kindly ensure that we assemble in large numbers.

            Campaign might be conducted in all units about the Dharna and the demands. Wide publicity may be given to the 3 Dharna.

REMIT HQr QUOTA, SPECIAL FUND

            The 47th Conference of All India Audit & Accounts Association decided to revise the rate of HQr quota to Rs 12/- per member per month (Rs 144 per annum per member).

            Hope all the units have amended the constitution accordingly and revised rate of subscription is being collected. All the Units are requested to remit the HQr quota at the revised rate for six months upto October without any delay – latest by 15th November 2017.

            All the Units are also requested to provide a copy of the audited accounts for the year 2016-17 to HQr by 15th November 2017.

            Good number of Units are yet to remit the Special fund for which the call was given by the 47th Conference, re-iterated by Allahabad CWC meeting. The same may be remitted by 30th November 2017.

            With greetings,
Yours fraternally
 sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General


Memorandum to Prime Minister


To
Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
New Delhi – 110 001


Sir,

            I am an Assistant Audit/Accounts Officer working in IA&AD, stationed at ……

            Myself and similarly placed colleagues of mine feel dejected because of the delay in grant of higher pay scale to me and my similarly placed colleagues despite there being a clear cut recommendation by 6th CPC and 7th CPC to grant us Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) to Pay Matrix 9 (GP 5400, pre-revised).

            The Resolution dated 25th July 2016 (vide Annexure III) referred the decision to the DOPT. Every affected department/Ministry including CAG of India has recommended grant of Non Functional Upgradation to Assistant Audit/Accounts Officers of IA&AD and organised Accounts and Senior Section Officers (Accounts) of Railways to Pay Matrix 9 (GP 5400, pre-revised) on completion of 4 years of service.  

            We are forced to knock at your door as the DOPT has delayed a positive decision despite elapse of more than a year and recommendation by all concerned departmental heads.

            I shall be thankful to your good self for kind intervention to ensure justice to me and my colleagues by granting the NFU to Pay Matrix 9 with effect from 1.1.2016 on completion of 4 years of service as recommended by the 7 CPC.

            Thanking you in anticipation,


Yours faithfully,



Signature…………………………….
Name………………………………….
Designation…………………………
Office of ……………………………..

…………………………………………..

Circular 24

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-24/2017                                                       Dated:  30th October 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

Courtesy Meeting with CAG

The courtesy meeting with CAG was held on 25th October 2017. Comrades Tapas Bose, President and Anilkumar, Additional Secretary General were present from our side, in addition to the Secretary General. From the official side DAI, PD-Staff and AC(N) were also present.

Welcoming CAG on behalf of the membership we expressed the fond hope that he would be positively prompt in responding to the issues raised by the staff side just as he has granted the courtesy meeting within a short time.

After introduction, we presented the following issues
             1. Strengthening Audit & Accounts

                        The CAG of India is the ‘watchdog of Indian finances’. Somewhere, the department has withdrawn from this basic job. Performance Audit is given pre dominance over compliance audit, drastically curtailing the basic public accountability responsibilities. Reinforcing and strengthening of compliance audit with necessary manpower would do justice to the mandate under the Constitution.

                        Restructuring of audit put into effect from 1st April 2012 and rationalisation of staff strength in audit offices done in 2016 may kindly be revisited so as not to lose the basic character of the Department.

                 Audit of Panchayati Raj is limited to offering technical guidance while PRI Accounts is totally kept away. A vast area is kept out of CAG’s purview. This is an area where the Department should take an active role. This may be done without further delay.

       2.           Augmentation of Staff Strength

           Per centage of audit is inversely proportionate to the govt expenditure as well as expansion of government’s functions.

The same holds good for staff strength also. There is a drastic reduction in the man power position. Wide gap in the age profile of personnel at lower level is alarming.

           Along with revisiting the rationalisation of staff strength in audit offices done in 2016, there is a need to have a fresh approach – taking functional requirements and man power mobility into account.

       3. i) Need for new approach to Recruitment

           As we conduct the audit of State Governments and maintain accounts of state governments, knowledge of local language is increasing becoming a must for efficient discharge of functions in IA&AD.

           The Recruitment of personnel by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) doesn’t cater to our requirement, giving way to undesirable situations in field offices.

           It is necessary that IA&AD go for recruitment of local people which in turn will ensure better functional output.

 ii) Opening up of unilateral transfer

  The present recruitment policy of SSC has caused a situation where in vast majority of the personnel recruited are from other states, who are eager to return to their home states.

  The discontent amongst them is growing, as unilateral transfer is not allowed in IA&AD, with the result that the department is left with talented newly recruited personnel who are unhappy and demoralised.

  Regional Recruitment can help in opening up of unilateral transfer bringing cheer to those talented youngsters by which the Department would gain a lot.

          4.  Functional facilities to Associations

  The rules provide very little space to employees to vent their grievances, but even that limited space is denied to them many times.
  There are instances where major deviations by Heads of Departments at field level are overlooked and the employees responses to such deviations are dealt with heavy hand.

  Implementation of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 in IA&AD itself was a major deviation from the original rules which needs correction.

           The blanket ban imposed on demonstrations etc in the office premises denies the employees their minimum right to express their grievances peacefully. The ban order on demonstrations in the office premises needs to be undone. (Ministry of Labour & Employment has very recently - vide letter dated 3rd July 2017 - upheld the right of even unrecognized Association/Federation to hold demonstration to hold meeting demonstrations etc “provided that such meetings shall not disturb normal functioning of the unit/establishments…”).

           The massive victimisation in the aftermath of agitation on 8th April 2010 also may kindly be revisited and undone. This will definitely give a positive message.

A healthy discussion took place on strengthening Audit & Accounts and expansion in LB audit and accounts and also on recruitment policy. CAG made pointed queries on unilateral transfer and the victimisation on account of mass casual leave on 8th April 2017.

A Clarification, to clear some genuine doubts

We are confronted with some questions from some of the field units – now as well after the meeting with DAI also. One query is about not raising the issue of grant of 5400 to AAOs on completion of 4 years of service. Some of our comrades asked why this was not raised. (This question came up after meeting with DAI also).

The reason is quite simple that no purpose would be served by raising this issue with DAI or CAG as the issue is not in their hands. CAG can only recommend, it is the Govt that would take the final call – to be precise it is the Department of Expr that would have the final say.

To tell CAG that his recommendations are not honoured by the government is to belittle the CAG – it is as good as telling the CAG that you are not respected or counted by the Govt. It may make some of our unsuspecting members happy that we have told CAG so. But it will not help us, rather it may not be taken well by CAG and his administration. (They may feel that we are suspecting their sincerity).

We know that CAG administration has done its best in pursuing the issue of extension of the higher pay scale (Pay Matrix 9) to AAOs of IA&AD and other organised Accounts on completion of 4 years of service.

As regards the pay scales (of any cadre or section of employees in any Deptt), it is DOPT and more than that Deptt of Expr that has got the veto power.

We do assiduously work through various channels to get to the target and till we are sure that we are upto the target we don’t publicise it. We don’t play to gallery.

The issues taken with CAG

            The issues that we raised with CAG are of importance to the Department as well as to the personnel working in the Department. We raised the issue of audit restructuring done 2012, its ill effects on personnel, recorded our disagreement on the rationalisation of staff strength in audit offices, need for expansion of audit and accounts by strengthening our reach in audit of LB audit and taking over LB accounts citing the huge money involved in the area and the need of ensuring public accountability etc.

The increase in quantum of audit and accounts will alone ensure better promotional prospects to all cadres. We will have to approach the issue of cadre restructuring in IA&AD with that perspective.

Cadre restructuring is not only about asking for pay scales that has been denied to us so far. Nor we are going to reach anywhere by just raising a demand. To get higher pay scales we will have to mobilise the entirety of IA&AD personnel and agitate.

Cadre restructuring should also involve the correlation of cadres and functions and much more. When we submit a proposal on cadre restructuring we should have a vision of what the IA&AD should be and what role the personnel would have – including promotional avenues. (The HQr is working out on such proposals; hope to circulate it within a month’s time).

Unless the recruitment policy undergoes a change and number of posts goes up, the unilateral transfer of the new recruits would remain a demand, rhetoric, rather a dream of the young lot.

In the first meeting with CAG, we tried to present the basic demands on which we should and would build up a movement that would ensure time bound promotion to all, local recruitment and unilateral transfer etc.

Any presentation, demand would be of any sense only when it is pursued organisatioally i.e. through agitations, mass mobilisations. Any other route opted by anybody is nothing but fooling the members and tantamount to treachery. It is just like selling dreams without doing anything to achieve those dreams.

Building up a movement on the above issues depends on how effectively we communicate with our membership.

HQr is sure our that Unit leadership would undertake the task seriously and start working on it.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

 
                       Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General


Monday, October 16, 2017

Circular - 23

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-23/2017                                                       Dated:  14th October 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

Courtesy Meeting with DAI was held on 11th October 2017. Comrades Tapas Bose, President, V Sreekumar and Anilkumar, Additional Secretaries General represented the Association in addition to the Secretary General. PD, Staff, AC (N) and AO (JCM) were also present.

During the freewheeling discussion, the following issues were brought to the notice of DAI, requesting personal intervention.

Denial of trade union facilities at Allahabad Audit and MAB-I, Mumbai – the position was explained in detail.

Chennai situation – explaining the situation, we pointed out that AG is questioning the authority of DAI and CAG and also of the acts passed by Parliament raising a question on office decorum and rule of law.

Additional Chances for SAS exam – elaborating the position, we requested that the issue may be looked at afresh considering the post 2010 situation where there was no cap on the number of chances for SAS Part II. We requested that atleast those left with one or two papers may please be permitted additional chances, as a first step.

Compassionate Ground appointment – the rigidity that is followed by many field units were pointed out. Adding cost of dwelling unit as income is prevalent leading to rejection of many otherwise deserving applications. In many cases the report of the Welfare Officer is without any compassion. There is a need to issuance of liberalised guidelines in this regard – including a refresher course to Welfare Officers on Compassion.

Induction Training – We pointed out that in the earlier days all the new recruits were to undergo induction training that gave every new entrant a fair idea about the functioning of the IA&AD as a whole and also wing wise. This helped to inject sense of commitment to the discharge of our duty as a noble one, in service of the nation, in service of probity in public life. There is a need to re-introduce the same so as to inculcate the basic ethos of the Department as ‘watchdog of Indian finances’.

We also conveyed our apprehension that HQr office is failing in asserting itself when faced with aberrations/deviations committed by officers at field level. This has led to situations where certain officers have dared to question even CAG in their interaction with personnel working under them.

In the course of discussion we also pointed out various deviations that are committed by various officials at field level who try to divide the personnel working field offices on various grounds.

DAI, actively intervening in the discussion, agreed to attend to the issues raised by the Association.

ENSURE SUCCESSFUL DHARNA ON 17TH OCTOBER 2017

Confederation has called upon the central government employees to hold day long Dharna at all State Capitals on the following charter of demands

1. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of  30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2.  Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.
 3.  Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension  to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.   Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.
5.    Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6.     (a)         No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government    functions.
           (b) Stop proposed move to close down Government of India Presses
7.   Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8.   (a) Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
      (b) Withdraw all trade union victimisations and attack on trade union facilities.
9.   Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Regional basis.
10.  Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.  Grant five promotions in the service career to all Central Govt. employees.
12.  Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13.  Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Lok Sabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.  Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15.     Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.  Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7thCPC pay scale.
18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.
21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

All our Units are requested to ensure participation of leaders and activists in the Dharna and massive participation of general members in the demonstration.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

Sd/-
M. S. Raja

Secretary General

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Circular - 22

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-22/2017                                                       Dated:  3rd October 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

CONFEDERATION CALL – HOLD DHARNA ON 17TH OCT AT ALL STATE CAPITALS

The Secretariat of Confederation that met at Bengaluru on 8th August 2017 decided to carry the struggle on 7 CPC related issues further. Though the meeting felt that the struggles could be really effective only when held at under the banner of NJCA, it was decided to conduct independent actions till other constituents of NJCA get ready for struggles including indefinite strike.

Accordingly, the meeting decided to hold Massive Dharna on 17th October 2017 at all State Capitals.

All our Units are requested to take leading role, ensuring maximum participation of rank and file, in the successful conduct of the Dharna under the banner of State COC.

3-DAY MASS DHARNA AT NEW DELHI ON 9, 10, 11 NOV. 2017

The central Trade Unions have called for 3day mass Dharna (Maha Padav) at New Delhi on 9, 10, 11 November 217. The secretariat of Confederation decided to partake in the 3-Day Dharna by mobilizing the members across the country. The CWC meeting held at Allahabad endorsed the decision of the Confederation.

It is felt that all our Units may assemble at Delhi on a single day, i.e. 10th November 2017 and march to the venue under our Association banner. The quota for each station is given below;

            1. Shimla – 25, 2. Punjab – 15,          3.Haryana – 15, 4. Rajasthan (Jaipur) – 15,
            5. Gwalior – 15, 6.   Bhopal   – 5, 7.Nagpur (including P&T Audit) - 10,  8. Mumbai-8,
            9. WB (Kolkata) -30, 10.Assam – 3, 11.Tamil Nadu – 6,   12. AP & TS (Hyderabad) – 5,
            13.  Bengaluru -3, 14. Kerala -3, 15. Chhattisgarh (Raipur) -3, 16. Odisha (Bhubaneswar) – 3, 17. Gujarat (Rajkot & Ahmedabad) -6 (3+3) & 18. Delhi – 50

            Units may contact Secretary General or Additional Secretary General (Com Anil) - on arrival at Delhi – to know the exact point of assemblage before marching to the venue of Dharna.

DHARNA ON 25TH OCTOBER 2017
BY NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS (NCCPA)

            The NCCPA has called for one day Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 25th October 2017 in pursuance of the following demands

            CHARTER OF DEMANDS.

1.      Implement Option No. 1. Recommended by the 7th CPC .
2.      Revise the pension of all BSNL Pensioners on IDA pay scale with 15% fixation benefit.
3.      Revise the pension of all pensioners of the Central Autonomous bodies.
4.      (a) Notional fixation of pay under Option No. 3. Must be based on the pay scales/Pay levels of the cadre or grade from which an employee retired.
(b) Implement the judgements of the Courts in the case of all pre-2006 pensioners, whose notional pay for the purpose of pension must be on the basis of the pay level/Grade Pay or pay scale of the grade/cadre from which he/she has retired.
5.      (a) Extend the benefit of the CCS(MA) Rules to all pensioners who are not covered by the CGHS (b) Do not discriminate the pensioners of the Union Territory; bring all pensioners  under the coverage of CGHS.
6.      Increase the FMA  to Rs. 2000/- as has been granted to the PF pensioners w.e.f 1.1.2016
7.      Raise the minimum pension to Rs. 12,000/- (2/3rd of the minimum wage) and make pension net of income tax.
8.      Restore the commutation loss of pension after 10 years
9.      Provide increased rates of pension on attainment of the age of 70 years
10.  Restore the Defined benefit  pension scheme as was in vogue prior to 1.1.2004 in respect of all Central Government employees by scrapping the Defined contributory pension scheme
           
            We all know that the All India Audit & Accounts Pensioners Association is on the formative stage. All our Units are, therefore, requested that they may mobilise the audit and accounts pensioners for the Dharna by all means and ensure good participation in the Dharna on 25th October 2017 at New Delhi. Circulars issued by Com GK Gohain, AIA&APA and Com KKN Kutty, Secretary General, NCCPA are enclosed.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally
 Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General

ALL INDIA AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS 
PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION
O/O THE ACCOUNTANT GENERAL (A&E)ASSAM, GUWAHATI : 781029
Ph No.9435118213 / 08751917861
E-mail : gohaingk231@gmail.com
Ref. No. AIA&APA/Cir-4/2017/5                                                         Date: 22.09.2017
To
The members of Adhoc Committee,
Office bearers of Audit & Accounts Pensioners Association,
Pensioners of IA&AD,
The Secretary General of All India Audit & Accounts Asson.
Dear Comrades,
The Adhoc Committee meeting of All India Audit & Accounts Pensioners Association held on 24th January,2017 at Thrissur, Kerala (Circular dtd. 9th Feb,2017) has decided that the Convention would be held after Durga Puja festival i.e, after 15th of October,2017 in New Delhi. It was also decided that at least 20 units of Audit & Accounts Pensioners Association should be formed before the proposed convention. So far information received the following A&APA has been formed in 1) Assam, 2) West Bengal, 3) Shimla, 4) Bengaluru, 5) Hyderabad, 6) Kerala. Further in the Thrissur meeting it was discussed seriously that there is urgent need to form A&APA in every state under one umbrella for unity and united struggle. Our comrades might be enlightened with day today developments taken place through the circular of NCCPA.
The National Executive meeting of NCCPA held on 19th August,2017 at Nagpur has taken some important decisions along with programme of Action (NCCPA Circular dtd. 26th August,2017 in its Website):
(1)   Massive Dharna on 25.10.2017 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. Quota for All India Audit & Accounts Pensioners Association is given 50. The Units and Pensioners of IA&AD are requested to mobilise the members to participate  in the Dharna. (2) Mass Dharna programme will be held from 9th to 11th Novemeber,2017 at Delhi under the auspices of platform of Central Trade Unions. Members of A&APA are requested to take part in the programme.
As mentioned above, it is noticed that a few number of A&APA has been formed so far. The members of Adhoc Committee are therefore, requested to put forward their opinion/ suggestion that whether it is feasible to hold the proposed convention as decided in the Thrissur meeting.
Com. Secretary General of All India Audit and Accounts Association is requested to direct the affiliates to extend their possible help in forming the Audit & Accounts Pensioners Association in their stations.
With greetings.
Fraternally yours
Sd/-
G.K.Gohain
                         Convener  

       
NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS..

Website: nccpahq.blogspot.in.
E mail: nccpahq@gmail.com.

13.c Feroze Shah Road,
 New Delhi. 110 001
PRESIDENT:       COM.SHIV GOPAL MISHRA.(97176 47594)
SECy. GENERAL:          COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030)

Dated 28th August, 2017
Dear Comrades,

We write this in continuation of our circular letter dated 26th August, 2017.  We have been in consultation with the members of the Sectt in finalising the quota for the 25th October, programme.  We have taken note of the relative strength of the organisations in  respect of their membership as also their capacity to mobilise them to take part in the programme.  We have tried to keep a balance of the ground reality in finalising the quota.  But still there may be aberrations.  We would request you to kindly bear with us and co-operate so that the programme slated for 25th October, 2017 must ultimately be a resounding success.  Please therefore, ensure that the quota is exceeded so that our precept and practice would be in complete sync. (please see annexure for the quota)  To compel the present Government to retrace their steps(howsoever erratic and wrong it was), we are aware is quite difficult, as their political mobilisation is not based on the common perception of welfare of the downtrodden. We must realise that the lessons from the history is that the ultimate victory is of vox populi.  We are beginning our struggle on Wednesday, 25th October, 2017.confident of its final outcome howsoever prolonged it may be. 

We have prepared the charter of demands on the basis of the deliberations we had at the National Executive Committee meeting.  It has covered almost all the points that figures in the discussion.  Together it covers the aspiration, hope and anxiety of all pensioners.  We are confident that the movement will gather momentum over the years and those who still hope against hope that benevolence will usher in will realise the folly to give the requisite acceleration, for we believe in all earnestness that wider the platform, earlier the event of victory. 

Appealing to all of you once again for your utmost efforts and strenuous endeavour to make the programme on 25th the most memorable and successful, and thanking you with greetings,

Yours fraternally,

Sd/-
K.KN. Kutty
Secretary General.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS.
1.      Implement Option No. 1. Recommended by the 7th CPC .
2.      Revise the pension of all BSNL Pensioners on IDA pay scale with 15% fixation benefit.
3.      Revise the pension of all pensioners of the Central Autonomous bodies.
4.      (a) Notional fixation of pay under Option No. 3. Must be based on the pay scales/Pay levels of the cadre or grade from which an employee retired.
(b) Implement the judgements of the Courts in the case of all pre-2006 pensioners, whose notional pay for the purpose of pension must be on the basis of the pay level/Grade Pay or pay scale of the grade/cadre from which he/she has retired.
5.      (a) Extend the benefit of the CCS(MA) Rules to all pensioners who are not covered by the CGHS (b) Do not discriminate the pensioners of the Union Territory; bring all pensioners  under the coverage of CGHS.
6.      Increase the FMA  to Rs. 2000/- as has been granted to the PF pensioners w.e.f 1.1.2016
7.      Raise the minimum pension to Rs. 12,000/- (2/3rd of the minimum wage) and make pension net of income tax.
8.      Restore the commutation loss of pension after 10 years
9.      Provide increased rates of pension on attainment of the age of 70 years
10.  Restore the Defined benefit  pension scheme as was in vogue prior to 1.1.2004 in respect of all Central Government employees by scrapping the Defined contributory pension scheme
Annexure:

All India Postal and RMS Pensioners Associations:              400
All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Assn.         300
Income tax Pensioners Federation                                          150
All India Audit and AccountsPensioners Association.                        50
All Central autonomous Pensioenrs Association                                100
State Units:
Kerala-                                                  10
AP-                                                       25
Karnataka:                                            20
W.Bengal:                                            60
NE Region:                                          05
Rajastan:                                             40
MP –                                                   10
UP –                                                    10
Nagpur                                                            10
Mumbai                                               20
Punjab –                                              10
Bihar                                                   05
Tamilnadu                                           10
Gujarath                                              10
North West Region:                            10
Delhi.                                                  15


The States for which separate quota is fixed will not include in their contingent, comrade pensioners of Postal, BSN,  Incometax, Audit and Account and Autonomous organisations.