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Saturday, 23 July 2016

MULTIPLICATION FACTOR மாற்றம் குறித்த மத்திய நிதி அமைச்சரின் பதிலும் மாபொதுச்செயலரின் கருத்தும்:-

Dear Comrades,

We are reproducing below the reply given by the Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha on 19-07-2016 --

The Finance Minister has made it clear that the government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Associations and it would be the endeavor of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.”

Regarding increasing of the multiplication factor, the Finance Minister replied that:

“no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present’

The assurance given to the NJCA leaders by the Group of Ministers (including Finance Minister) on 30-06-2016 is that enhancement in minimum pay and fitment factor (multiplication factor) will be considered favourably by the Government, once the proposal in this regard is submitted to Government by the proposed “High Level Committee” within four months. Hence, the matter will come for the  “consideration” of the Govt. only after submission of the report by the High Level Committee.

In that sense, technically, the reply of the Finance Minister that “at present” there is no such proposal under consideration of the Government, may not be taken in a different manner and we need not jump into the conclusion that multiplication factor will not be increased.

However, giving due importance to the concerns expressed by many of our comrades and grass-root level leaders, the NJCA will discuss this issue shortly and take appropriate decision. NJCA is keenly observing the move of the Govt. and any going back from the assurances given by the Group of Ministers or any betrayal of 33 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 40 lakhs pensioners by the NDA Govt., shall result in revival of the deferred strike by the NJCA and Government will be solely responsible for all consequences.


M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation

THE FINANCE MINISTER STATEMENT ON MULTIPLICATION FACTOR

7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION NEWS

The Finance Minister Statement on Multiplication Factor

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 28                                                                            ANSWERED ON 19.07.2016

7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

Shri Neeraj Shekhar

            Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether Government has implemented the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the date of notification thereof;

(c) whether increase in pay of Central Government Officials is historically low under 7th CPC; if so, the reasons thereof;

(d) whether employees unions/trade unions have announced to go on indefinite strike against the historically low revision of salaries by Government, if so, the response of Government thereto; and

(e) whether uniform multiplication factor of at least 3 is proposed to be applied for revision of pay under 7th CPC; if not, the reasons there for?

ANSWER

THE FINANCE MINISTER   (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
            A statement is being laid on the Table of the House
            Statement Annexed with the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 28 for 19.07.2016 by Shri Neeraj Shekhar on 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations
            (a) & (b): The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The requisite notifications are being issued shortly.
            (c) The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay commission is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances

            (d) Employee Associations of Central Government had given a call for strike with effect from 11.07.2016 which has since been deferred. However, the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Association and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.
(e) In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present.
Source: Rajyasabha.nic.in

Friday, 22 July 2016

Centre Plans To Bar Its Officials From Making Any Criticism Of Govt On Social Media

New Delhi: The Centre plans to amend the CCS (Conduct) Rules for baring its officials from making any criticism of government on social media, television and any other communication application.
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh
Right now, the conduct rules do bar government officials from criticizing the government on a radio broadcast, communication over any public media, in any document, in any communication to the press or in any public utterance.

However, to make the rules specific to social media given presence of many officials on the same, a note is now proposed to be added to the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968 saying: “The member of service shall also not make any such statement on television, social media or any other communication application. The word ‘Document’ may also include a caricature.”

This implies that any criticism of the government or its policies on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook or on social networking groups like WhatsApp or through the officer drawing out a caricature will also attract disciplinary action under the Conduct Rules. The step comes after a committee constituted to review All India Service Rules has proposed certain amendments to the Conduct Rules.

Under the rules, a statement by an official is considered critical of the government if it has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or recent policy or action of the Central Government or a State Government, which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central Government and any State Government or which is capable of embarrassing the relations between the Central Government and the Government of any Foreign State. All such statements by officials will not stand barred on social media.

In the context of social media, the government however wants to introduce a provision allowing government officials to participate in any public media including social media websites without the prior sanction of the government if the same is required by the officer as part of bonafide discharge of his duties. Many officials have joined Twitter and Facebook to communicate government decisions and the provision seems to be aimed at the same.

The government also plans to tweak an existing rule and plans to specify that government officials can take part in “simple and inexpensive entertainment events arranged by public bodies or institutions”.

In another tweak to the conduct rules, the government plans to introduce a provision whereby the official will be required to intimate the government of the purchase of an asset like automobiles or household equipment only if its value exceeds two months of his basic pay.
Inputs with ET

RTP PRINCIPAL CAT CASE


RTP PRINCIPAL CAT CASE

Arguments were held in RTP Principal CAT 

case today (20.07.2016). The further 

argument will be held on next date i.e. 

26.08.2016.

India Post seeks services of students, unemployed for delivering goods

New Delhi: With online orders piling up, India Post is hiring students and the jobless to deliver goods, S.K. Sinha, secretary at the department of post, said on Thursday.


The department recently issued orders under which it can hire third-party persons, such as unemployed people and students, to pick up and deliver articles from post offices, with a 12% commission for every delivery.

“If you pick up about 10 orders of about 1 kg, you can earn Rs.100-250 per day,” said Sinha, adding that the programme will also help generate employment. There’s an upper limit for how much commission you can earn.

The outsourcing will augment its parcel service and bring it at par with other private parcel services that offer to pick up orders from the customer’s location.

The postal department’s revenue from COD (cash on delivery) consignments from e-commerce majors surged to Rs.1,300 crore in the year ending March 2016, up from Rs.500 crore in 2014-15, and just Rs.100 crore in 2013-14.

E-commerce firms availing India Post’s services include all the major online portals such as Amazon India, Flipkart as well as Snapdeal.

The requirements to register for the program is an identification proof and reference from two prominent person known to the post office, after which the third party will be given a licence to deliver and pick up articles.

With e-commerce and financial services expected to take off, the department is expecting earnings from these services to help break even in the next 6-7 years.

India Post recorded a deficit of about Rs.6,000 crore for fiscal year 2015, a 14.4% increase from a year earlier.

The department is also looking at revenue from its online service, e-post office, which sells philately products as well as the newly launched bottled Gangajal, water from the river Ganga.

There is strong demand for Gangajal with almost all the stock sold out, added Sinha.

India Post has sold at least 4,000 bottles of Gangajal, considered holy by Hindus, from its post offices and online and has witnessed strong demand from southern states such as Tamil Nadu.

“While India Post doesn’t generate any profit from the Gangajal program, it does create a lot of goodwill for the department, which in turn can help attract users for its speed post and banking services,” Sinha said.

Source : http://www.livemint.com

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

ஊழியர் ஒற்றுமையை சிதைக்க முயல்பவர்களை புறக்கணியுங்கள்! தக்க பதில்உரை கொடுங்கள்!! ஒன்றுபட்டு முன்னேறுவோம்!!!

NJCA

NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi


   No.AIRF/24(C)                                                                               Dated: July 15, 2016


Dear Friends!

            On the call of the National Joint Council of Action(NJCA), on hopeless recommendations of VII CPC, scrapping of National Pension System (NPS) and other long pending genuine demands of the Central Government Employees, covering lakhs and lakhs of Railwaymen, Defence (Civilian) personnel, Postal employees, working in different Central Government offices throughout the country, unitedly not only participated and contributed regularly in agitational programmes of different stages of struggle but also succeeded to reflect such an environment in the entire length and breadth of the country well before the date of commencement of nationwide “Indefinite Strike” from 11th July, 2016; that compelled the Government of India to think better than Rs.18,000 as Minimum Wage, change in the Fitment Formula and many other important heartburning aspects, like National Pension System (NPS) and to handover all such issues to the committees with a commitment to consider the same within a timeframe of four months. Considering positive attitude of the senior ministers of the Government of India, the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) had decided to give another four months time to the government.

            I am fully aware that, our Central Government Employees and the youth with full sincerity and dedication had unitedly created an unprecedented environment throughout the country, enlightening all the fellowmen about our demands in support of “Indefinite Strike” continuously, for which they deserve to be thanked a lot.

            Earlier too I had drawn your attention and warned to be aware of such elements who will confuse and mislead you by various baseless arguments and try to weaken and derail our united struggle.

            I know that, such negative thinking persons neither would have participated in the strike nor moved shoulder to shoulder in the movement of struggle. Negative thoughts not only weaken the individual, but also malign mental attitude of the others. Certain such persons, pouring in forcefully their polluted views on others, only try to break the broader unity of the movement. After all, it is not a new phenomena, such elements were found in all the strikes of the past. But nowadays; propaganda scenario has changed. Earlier, social media – WhatsApp, Facebook etc. were not available, so, such elements were launching propanganda campaign in the Canteens, Pan shops etc. In the present era, instead of using social media, WhatsApp, Facebook etc, in positive way for uniting co-workers, such elements unsuccessfully attempt to break the unity with their contaminated thought, reflecting the fellowmen that they are the only genius and ever alert and real friends of them, but such individuals always deceived and show their back at the climax of the struggle.

            I had earlier mentioned; to be very careful of such vindictive personalities who have destructive thought during the struggle, meant to secure their own rights. It is waste to have even least hope of any contribution in any struggle from such individuals who during agitation/strike try to side-away themselves by all means.

            For complete preparation of strong background in any movement, struggle/strike, role of an individual unit, branch, division, zonal and national level, strong change can never be devaluated, and such an strong united movement at all levels leaders ultimately encourages to give a clarion call of struggle at the national level. National leadership has to take care of all even-odd circumstances, lead his attitude, patience and safety of their force. Deep contemplation yields of the movement for him to cause execution to implement various strategies and timelines for the fulfillment of the objective of the obligation to go beyond such a positive approach rather than criticism for decisions on the subtleties of the churning the movement extended to the middle of your peers and get validness struggling peace succeeds.

            I have full faith that, all the Central Government Employees were ready, already even today and will remain ready with the time slot to fight for their rights.

            I again remind my colleagues to be aware and give befitting reply to those having negative thinking, and a strong movement only can go ahead.

            I earnestly thank you all. 

 Comradely yours,
Sd/-
(Shiva Gopal  Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC/JCM & Convener



Wednesday, 13 July 2016

வேலை நிறுத்தம். நிகழ்வுகளின் பின்னணி. ஆய்வுக்குட்படுத்திய மாபொதுச்செயலர்













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MANOJ SINHA TAKES OVER AS NEW MOS (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
06-July-2016 18:02 IST
Manoj Sinha takes over as new MOS (Independent charge) Ministry of Communications.
             Shri Manoj Sinha has assumed the charge of Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Communications in Sanchar Bhawan today i.e. 06.07.2016. In addition, he is already holding the charge of Minister of State for Railways. Shri Manoj Sinha is a Member of Parliament from Gazipur Lok Sabha Constituency, Uttar Pradesh. He was re-elected to Lok Sabha (3rd Term) in May, 2014. Earlier he was elected to Lok Sabha in the year 1996 and 1999.
            A civil engineering graduate from Institute of Technology, Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Manoj Sinha has been active in social and political fields right since his student days. He has extensively worked for the welfare of people in rural areas specially far-flung and backward areas. During his parliamentary career, he has been Members of various Committees which include Member, Standing Committee on Energy and Member, Committee on Government Assurances.
            He takes interest in sports like volleyball, kabaddi and special interest in agriculture.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

இளைஞர்களை இயக்கத்தின்பால் ஈர்த்த தோழர் ஸ்ரீ வெங்கடேஷ் தன்விருப்ப பணி ஓய்வு ...

தமிழ் மாநில அஞ்சல் மூன்று சங்கத்தின் முன்னாள்  தலைவர்  


தோழர். J. ஸ்ரீ வெங்கடேஷ் அவர்கள் 
 கைபேசி  09444226540
11.07.2016 காலை இலாக்காவிலிருந்து 
தன் விருப்ப ஓய்வு பெற்றுவிட்டார் .
அஞ்சல் மூன்று சங்கத்திலும் NFPE  இயக்கத்திலும் அவர்  
ஆற்றிய  பணி அளப்பரியது. சொல்லாற்றல் , அறிவாற்றல் , 
ஆளுமைப் பண்பு , மாநாடுகளை தலைமை தாங்கி நடத்திச் செல்லும் அவரது சீரிய  பாங்கு,  தோழமையோடு அனைவருடனும்  
அவரது பழகும் குணம் ,  தான் எடுத்துக் கொண்ட 
கொள்கைகளில்  சமரசமில்லா குணம் , அதிகாரிகளுடன்  
ஊழியர்கள் பிரச்சினைகளில் அவரது 
வாதிடும்  பாங்கு  என்று எல்லாவற்றிலும் தனி 
முத்திரையைப் பதித்தவர்  தோழர் . ஸ்ரீவி  அவர்கள் . 

அவரது சொந்த காரணங்களுக்காக அவர்  தன்  விருப்ப  ஓய்வில்  சென்றாலும்  அவரது  தன் விருப்ப  ஓய்வு  என்பது  தமிழக அஞ்சல் மூன்று   இயக்கத்திற்கு நிச்சயம் ஒரு பாதிப்பை   ஏற்படுத்தும்.  
அவர் தன் விருப்ப  ஓய்வில் சென்றாலும் இயக்கத்திற்கு  நிச்சயம்  
அவரது பணி  தொடர்ந்து  கிடைக்கவேண்டும்  என்று  விரும்புகிறோம். அவரது  வருங்காலம்  மேலும்  சிறப்புற அஞ்சல் மூன்று 
மாநிலச்   சங்கம் மனமார  வாழ்த்துகிறது. அவ்வண்ணமே ஈரோடு கோட்டச் சங்கமும் வாழ்த்துகிறது.

10.02.2013 -ல் ஈரோட்டில் ஸ்ரீ வெங்கடேஷ் :



Saturday, 9 July 2016

ONE MORE CLARIFICATION REGARDING NJCA's STAND ON NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS)

QUERY --- Just like the issues of Salary hike, Fitment formula or parity of Pension, the issue of NPS is common to all Central Govt. Departments. In spite of that, this issue appears to be less highlighted. I represent a unit where 80% of the employees belong to NPS and all of us are aware of the pros & cons of the scheme and we are really concerned about our future
Com. S. Das, Circle Secretary, AIPAEA (NFPE), Postal Accounts, Assam Circle, Guwahati.
REPLY ----- Thanks for your concern. The problem of NPS employees are well taken care of by the NJCA.  Please see the Press Statement issued by NJCA on 6th July 2016 after taking the decision to defer the strike which is published in confederation website. The last paragraph reads as follows------- "The NJCA particularly notes that the Govt. has set up a separate committee for reviewing the New Pension Scheme, which has been a matter of concern to all employees and workers who are recruited to Govt. services after 01.01.2004." Please also see the para -12 of the Press Communique issued by the Govt. through Press Information Bureau immediately after the Cabinet decision on 29th June 2016 which reads as --------- "Para-12--- The Cabinet also decided to constitute a separate committee to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of New Pension System (NPS)". Cabinet decision is taken as it is one of the important demand of the Charter of demands of NJCA submitted to Govt. NJCA shall take follow up action on this particular demand as all of us are very much concerned about this important demand. This demand is directly linked to the policy of the NDA Govt. as all of you are aware that it is the previous NDA Govt. which took a Cabinet decision in 2003 to implement New Contributory Pension Scheme to Central Govt. Employees from 01.01.2004.
M. Krishnan 
Secretary General
Confederation
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

ஜூலை 2016 -ல் புதிய சம்பளம் : தோழர் சிவ கோபால் மிஸ்ரா NJCA Convenor

ஜூலை  2016 ன்  ஊதியம் என்பது ஏழாவது ஊதியக் குழுவின் பரிந்துரை அரசால் ஏற்கப்பட்டபடி வழங்கப்படும். 

இதர ALLOWANCEகள் தற்போதுள்ளபடியே  வழங்கப்படும். இது ALLOWANCEகளை  பரிசீலிக்கப்படுவதற்கான கமிட்டியின் அறிக்கை கிடைக்கும்வரை அமலில் இருக்கும். அனைத்து தோழர் / தோழியர் களிடமும் இதனை தெரிவிக்கவும்.

குறைத்தபட்ச ஊதியம்  ரூ. 18000/-  மற்றும் 2.57 பெருக்க மடங்கு செயல்படுத்தப்படும் . இதனை   பரிசீலிப்பதற்கான  கமிட்டிகள் அமைக்கப் பட்டபிறகு நான்கு மாத காலத்திற்குள்   அந்தந்த கமிட்டிகளிடமிருந்து அறிக்கை  பெற்று   அதன் மீது அரசு முடிவெடுக்கும்.

இது தவிர அனைத்து  ஊதியக் குழுவின் பரிந்துரைகள் மீதும்  IMPLEMENTATION CELL இல்  இருந்து அந்தந்த பரிந்துரை மீது  தனித்தனியே உத்திரவுகள்   இந்த மாதத்திற்குள் பிறப்பிக்கப்படும் என்று எதிர்பார்க்கப்படுகிறது.

 

மத்திய அரசு ஒப்புக் கொண்டபடி செயல்படவில்லையானால் போராட்டம் தொடரும் : ஷிவ் கோபால் மிஸ்ரா NJCA convener


வேலை நிறுத்தம் ஒத்திவைப்பு. எழும் கேள்விகளும் - பொதுச்செயலரின் பதில்களும் :-

M. Krishnan, Secretary General,
Confederation of C. G. Employees & Workers
Dear Comrades,
We are in receipt of messages and emails from our grass root leaders and workers conveying their concerns over the decision of NJCA to defer the indefinite strike. Comments are circulated in other social medias like whats app etc. also. As it is not practically possible to reply to all the queries and comments, to put the record straight, we are clarifying below the common points raised by most of our comrades and well-wishers. We sincerely thank all those leaders, comrades and well-wishers, who have conveyed (and still conveying) their views, opinions, criticisms and concerns to the confederation CHQ.
1.      CONVEYING THE DEFERMENT OF THE STRIKE EVEN BEFORE THE NJCA FORMALLY ANNOUNCED IT:
NJCA has taken serious note of this incident and shall take precautionary measures in future.
2.      WHETHER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CABINET DECISION ON 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE DELAYED FURTHER FOR FOUR MONTHS
The question of keeping in abeyance the implementation of the Cabinet decision on 29th June 2016 regarding 7thCPC recommendations, till the High Level Committee submits its report to Govt, was discussed in the NJCA meeting. It is decided that NJCA should not demand it, as the employees may be put to hardship, especially those who are in the verge of retirement. Com Shiv Gopal Misra, Convenor, NJCA has confirmed from the Finance Ministry that Govt notification on 7th CPC recommendations is under process and it will be issued shortly, payment may be made from August salary.
3.      WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMPOWERED COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED EARLIER AND THE NEW HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE?
The new High Level Committee is the product of the discussion held by Group of Ministers including Home Minister, Finance Minister and Railway Minister with NJCA leaders after announcement of the Cabinet decision, in the wake of an impending indefinite strike. Govt is compelled to appoint the new Committee, as the decision taken by the Govt on the proposals submitted by the Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary (details of proposals of ECoS is not known to staff side) is not acceptable to the NJCA. Hence the new Committee shall be to reconsider the decision of the Govt. especially regarding minimum wage and fitment formula. Inspite of the assurance of the Groups of Ministers that the Committee is being constituted to reconsider the Govt. decision, if the Govt. again reject our demand, the NJCA have to reconsider its stand and deferred strike shall be revived.
4.      POSITION REGARDING ALLOWANCES
All allowances including HRA, transport allowance, fixed medical allowance to pensioners etc. are referred to a committee headed by Finance Secretary. Committee shall submit its report within four months. Pending final decision based on the report of the Committee, all existing allowances to be paid as per the existing rates in existing pay structure. Govt. may try to deny arrears of revised rate of allowances by implementing it from prospective date as in the past. This issue will be further discussed by the NJCA with the proposed Committee.
5.      WE WOULD HAVE GOT A BETTER SETTLEMENT IF NJCA HAS GONE AHEAD WITH THE INDEFINITE STRIKE
All of us are aware that NJCA is not a monolithic, composite organization. It is a united forum of independent organisation. Each Federation has its own identity and individuality and take decision as per the direction of the managing bodies of each organization. Hence different views may emerge in the NJCA, but final decision is taken by consensus. If each organization stick on to its own stand and others to follow it, there is no question of consensus and NJCA will not exist.
With all its inherent weakness and limitations, the NJCA has successfully challenged the NDA Govt’s stand that there is no negotiation with the staff side on the 7th CPC recommendations. Govt. thought that once the Cabinet decision is announced unilaterally, followed by unleashing of well-orchestrated media propaganda that big bonanza is given for Central Govt. Employees, the NJCA will be forced to withdraw its indefinite strike decision. But the calculation of the Govt went wrong. NJCA took a firm stand that unless and until the retrograde recommendations especially minimum wage and fitment formula is modified, there is no question of withdrawing the strike. All the Federations are firm on this demand which ultimately compelled the Hon’ble Prime Minister to intervene. (NJCA has written to Hon’ble Prime Minister for intervention even before the Cabinet decision, but the Govt. ignored the NJCA’s appeal at that time). As per the direction of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Sri Arun Jaitly and Railway Minister Sri Suresh Prabhu discussed the main issues raised in the Charter of demands with NJCA leaders, and assured that Govt. will appoint a High Level Committee to reconsider the decision of the Govt., especially on minimum pay and fitment formula. This assurance was given with the approval of Hon’ble Prime Minster.
Inspite of it, the NJCA has not deferred the strike and insisted written confirmation of the assurance regarding constitution of High Level Committee. Again Hon’ble Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh called the NJCA leaders and reiterated the earlier assurances and informed that the Finance Minister will issue a press statement confirming the assurance given to NJCA. Only after receipt of the copy of the press statement issued by the Finance Ministry, NJCA has deferred the strike till the finalization of the report of High Level Committee.
As the Hon’ble Prime Minister of  our country has intervened and as three Cabinet Ministers of Govt. of India discussed the demands with NJCA leaders and gave assurance that the demands, especially minimum pay and fitment formula will be reconsidered, and as the Home Minister has again reiterated the assurances to NJCA leaders and Finance Minster has issued press statement confirming the constitution of High Level Committee, the NJCA felt that before embarking upon an indefinite strike which is the last weapon in the hands of the workers, we should give time to the Govt. to implement the Minister’s assurances given as per the direction of the Prime Minister and honour its commitment given to NJCA leaders. NJCA taking a stand that we don’t believe the Ministers and their assurance and shall go ahead with the strike, may not be taken in good spirit by the general public and the media. In case the Govt. backs out from its assurances, the NJCA has got every right to revive the deferred indefinite strike.
Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Convenor, NJCA has made it clear in the circular issued on 7th July 2016, which reads as follows: -
Though there is positive assurance from the Govt. of India, but all of you will not take rest and assume counseling the cadre and ground staff that they should remain in full preparedness, because if there will not be SATISFACTORY OUTCOME, we will be having no alternative except to agitate the issues again.”
6.      WHAT ABOUT PARITY IN PENSION? WILL IT BE IMPLEMENTED AS THERE IS A CLAUSE IN THE GOVT DECISION THAT THE PROPOSED COMMITTEE WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OPTION No I, ie PARITY IN PENSION TO PAST PENSIONERS
This issue was raised before the Group of Minister by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, who is also the Secretary General of NCCPA (National Co-ordination Committee of Pensioners Associations). It was pointed out to the Finance Minister that even though the Govt. has decided to accept 7th CPC recommendation to have two options to pensioners, it is qualified with the words “subject to feasibility.” The Finance Minister categorically assured the delegation that the Govt. has accepted the recommendations in toto and the Pension Department has only been asked to sort out the difficulties in implementation of the Option-No-I, if any.
7.      WHAT ABOUR DEMANDS OF THE GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS, AS NJCA IS MORE CONCERNED WITH MINIMUM PAY FITMENT FORMULA ONLY
Any increase in the minimum pay and fitment formula for departmental employees (MTS, Postman & PA) will be extended to Gramin Dak Sevaks also proportionately as the GDS Pay Scales are decided based on the pay scales of corresponding category of departmental employees. So, the demand to increase minimum pay and fitment formula of MTS, Postman and PA is equally important for GDS also.
As regards, civil servant status the NJCA has raised this demand before the Govt and 7th CPC. Even though the 7th CPC Chairman, Retired Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur has informed the JCM staff side leaders he will not consider the GDS case as they are not included in the terms of reference of the Commission, the Chairman gave a very damaging recommendation to the Govt. that GDS are not Civil Servants but they are part – time employees and Extra-departmental agents. He further stated that all the GDS are having another main independent income from another source and GDS job is only a side-business. NJCA leaders have raised the issue of GDS before the Cabinet Secretary’s Committee and also before the Group of Ministers. We shall again raise the issue before the proposed high level committee also. Govt. has constituted a separate committee for GDS under the Chairmanship of Retired Postal Board Member Sri Kamalesh Chandra. NFPE, AIPEU-GDS and Confederation has submitted detailed memorandum before the Committee and Secretary General NFPE Com. R. N Parashar, General Secretary AIPEU-GDS Com, P. Panduranga Rao along with other leaders has given evidence before the GDS Committee demanding Civil Servant status. The GDS committee will submit its report before December 2016. Further NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has filed a case in the Supreme Court for grant of Civil Servant status. Supreme Court has transferred the case to Delhi High Court which in turn transferred it to Principal Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal, Delhi. The final argument of the case will take place on 25th July 2016. NJCA, Confederation, NFPE and AIPEU – GDS are jointly trying their level best to get justice to three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department. If the GDS Committee report is against the GDS, then definitely NJCA and Confederation will be fully supporting the agitational programmes of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS including indefinite strike.
The main hurdle is the policy of the NDA Govt. as the Communication Minister of NDA Govt. has rejected our demand for grant of Civil Servant status to GDS. 
M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers
Mob: 094470681