Monday, September 13, 2010

Circular 26-2010

Dear Comrades
Please find Circular 26-2010 posted below
Yours fraternally
(M. S. Raja)
Secretary General



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

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




Reference: AIA/Circular-26 /2010                                              Dated:  12th Sept. 2010



Unit Secretaries,

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &

Members of Women's Committee



Dear Comrades,




            On 19th Sept 1968 lakhs of employees went on one day strike in pursuance of 10 – point charter of demands vis


1.      Need based minimum wage and adjustment of differential.

2.      Full neutralisation of the shortfall in real wage due to the high cost of living.

3.      Merger of DA with basic pay.

4.      Withdrawal of Government's proposal to retire employees at 50 years of age or on completion of 25 years of service.

5.      No victimisation, and reinstatement of 'victimised workers.'

6.      No retrenchment without equivalent alternate job security.

7.      Abolition of contract and casual/contingency labour.

8.      No introduction of 'automation' and withdrawal of all means of 'automation'.

9.      No change in any major service conditions of the employees of any department of the government of India without prior consultation with the trade union concerned.

10.  Fixation of minimum remuneration for part-time and extra departmental employees proportionate to the minimum wage of departmental employees.


            All over India, about 12000 central government employees were arrested. The terminations, suspensions, removals beside arrested cases ran into further 10,000 or so.


            One could see that neutralisation of rise in prices has been achieved after the 1968 strike – eventhough it cannot be called really a full neutralisation – and continued to be retained, while other issues raised in 1968 still continue to agitate every employee even today.


            The issue of victimisation – a blot on the democratic system – is back on the agenda of our Association with all force as is witnessed in the recent years. And we are also seeing the administration getting intolerant on every passing day – even the word 'victimisation' provokes it.


            The National Executive that met on 12-13 August 2010 decided to observe the day by holding meetings, conventions etc to educate the masses. A brief on the issues and the situation immediately before and after the 1968 strike in general and specific to IA&A is attached.


            The membership may be educated about the struggles and sacrifices of the predecessors making them prepared to face the onslaughts of the administration.


            19th Sept 2010 being a Sunday, all the units may observe the "Commemorative Day" on 22nd September 2010. The leaders who played a leading role and also those participated in the strike on 19th Sept 1968 may be invited to the meeting/convention and may be honoured –if they are in a position to attend.


            With regards



Yours fraternally





Secretary General