Monday, February 27, 2017

CIRCULAR - 06/2017

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-06/2017                                                                                      Dated:  26th February 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

It is on 6th July 2016 that the NJCA decided to defer the proposed indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 after Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister met the NJCA and re-iterated the commitment made to the NJCA delegation on 30th June 2016 on revisiting of the minimum pay and fitment factor, stating that the commitment has the approval of the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

We all know that neither any Committee has been formed as assured nor any meaningful dialogue – leave aside negotiation – has taken place with Staff Side, JCM till date, forcing the employees and officers to feel deceived.

It is to register our strong protest against this backtracking from commitments and demanding honouring the commitments made to NJCA that the Confederation has decided to observe 6th March 2017 as BLACK Day. Confederation Circular is enclosed.

All the Units are requested to conduct effective campaign so that every employee wears the badge with                       
30th June & 6th JULY, 2016
written on it and maximum and participate massively in the demonstration during lunch hour.

We must remember that every action programme is to mobilise the employees so that the one day strike on 16th March 2017 becomes a resounding success.

Trade Union Camp in Hindi
As decided, we have started conducting Trade Union workshops – the first one, in English, was held at Thrissur, Kerala on 24-25 January 2017. At Thrissur itself, Shimla Units offered to host the Trade Union Workshop in Hindi.

Audit COC, Shimla has intimated that the TU Workshop could be held at Shimla on 26-27 May 2017 with accommodation from 25th noon to 28th noon. The HQr would soon intimate the quota for each Unit. Non Hindi speaking Units, if any one of them would like to attend, may intimate the HQr. well in advance.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally

M. S. Raja
Secretary General


      1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001

February 18, 2017
Observe 6th March 2017

* Against the betrayal of Central Government employees and pensioners by Group of Ministers of NDA Government.
* Demanding increase in minimum pay and fitment formula

Dear comrades

We know that all of you are in the midst of hectic preparation and campaign for making the 16thMarch Strike action a great success.  As has been explained in the article, which we have placed on our website, the NDA Government, led by BJP has exhibited the worst anti-employee attitude in the post independent  era of our country.  This Government has treated its own employees as its worst enemy. The decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 29th June, 2016 rejecting even the recommendations made by the high level committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary was unprecedented. Even the setting up of various committees was nothing but an eye wash. Nothing will come out of that.  Even the NPS Committee on which the young comrades had pinned some hope of at least  getting a minimum guaranteed pension will produce nothing.  The discussions at the JCM fora has been converted into mostly monologues i.e. the official side simply listening and not reacting.  The Government, it appears, has made the Pension department to reject the one and only recommendation of the 7th CPC which was considered to be positive i.e. Option No.1 for pensioners on the specious ground that the same is not feasible to be implemented. The allowances committee has dilly dallied its deliberation and would now submit its report after the extended period of 6 months expires on 22.02.2017. Even if they make any positive recommendation, which is seldom expected, the NDA Government would not act upon it.  They have very successfully postponed the payment of the revised allowanced for 15 months. 
                In the face of such terrible onslaught, betrayal and chicanery, which no Government in the past has every indulged in,  it is surprising that some of our friends who has a predominant role in the movement of the Central Government employees has unfortunately chosen to wait and watch.  It appears that they have chosen to wait endlessly hurting the cause of the workers. 
                We have no hesitation to affirmatively state the obvious that we have chosen the right path, the path of struggles, which can only the choice of the working class against tyrannical attitude of the employer, howsoever, powerful they may be. We must realise that those who are in the saddle of power today are not permanently posted there. We were witness to the abysmal downfall of persons who were arrogant personified.  It appears that the reasonableness, righteousness and patience we had exhibited have been taken as signs of cowardice. The undeniable fact is that those who fight only can win. We, therefore, appeal to you to carry on with conviction and courage.
                Eight months will be over on 6th March, 2017, when the Group of Ministers held out the assurance of revisiting the minimum wage and multiplication factor.  It is now crystal clear that that was an act of chicanery.  No committee was set up and no discussions were held to seriously consider the issue.  We, therefore, appeal to all of you to ensure that the day, i.e. 6th March, 2017 is observed as a day of betrayal and all our members are requested to wear a Black badge with the following words inscribed on it in bold letters and conduct demonstrations in front of all Central Government offices.
30th June & 6th JULY, 2016
6TH March 2017 must be yet another occasion to mobilize our members to ensure their participation in the 16th March, 2017 strike action and ultimately win all the demands in the charter. 

                We fight to win and we shall win.
                With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

(M Krishnan)
Secretary General