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Saturday, February 18, 2017

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT CALLS UPON ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Observe 6th March 2017
as
BLACK DAY

v Against the betrayal of Central Government employees and pensioners by Group of Ministers of NDA Government.
v  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 realize 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. 6thMarch, 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.
                                               

HONOUR THE COMMITMENT MADE ON
30th June & 6th JULY, 2016
REVISE THE MINIMUM WAGE AND
MULTIPLICATION FACTOR

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
Confederation
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Friday, February 17, 2017

29TH SCOVA MEETING UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF HONORABLE MOS (PP) - MINUTES OF THE MEETING    (Click the link to view)

http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/scovaom.pdf

 

HANDLING OF COURT CASES ON THE ISSUE OF APPLICABILITY OF CCS (PENSION) RULES INSTEAD OF NPS IN RESPECT OF GDS APPOINTED TO REGULAR DEPARTMENTAL POSTS AFTER 01-01-2004




RAJYA SABHA Q & A-ON GDS DESIGNATION ETC

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS

DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.220

 

TO BE ANSWERED ON 3RD FEBRUARY, 2017

 

CHANGING THE NAME OF POSTMAN AS POSTMASTER

†220. SHRI MOTILAL VORA:

 

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

 

(a) whether Government has changed the designation of Postman distributing letters in villages to Postmaster;

 

(b) whether this change in designation has been done only in the State of Rajasthan or it has been done at national level;

 

(c) whether it is a fact that the pay scale of Postmaster ranges from ` 4500 to ` 13,000;

 

(d) whether this pay scale remains even lower than that a Central fourth class employee; and

 

(e) if so, the steps being taken by Government to provide proper pay scale to Postmaster distributing mails from one village to another?

 

ANSWER

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

 

(a) No, Sir. Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster (GDS BPM) or Gramin Dak Sevak Mail Deliverer distribute letters in villages.

 

(b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.

 

(c) No, Sir.

 

(d) Yes Sir. However, there is no comparison in the pay scales of these two cadres since Central fourth class (now termed as Multi Tasking Staff – MTS) are regular employees whereas Gramin Dak Sevaks are part-time sevaks.

 


(e) The allowances of Gramin Dak Sewaks are revised periodically as in the case of Central Pay Commission. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

NO “CONDITIONS APPLY” IN INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK SAYS IPPB CEO     CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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OPENING OF EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE CENTERS AT ALL HOS    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
SIGNIFICANCE OF CONFEDERATION’S ONE DAY STRIKE ON 16-03-2017
WHY NJCA SHOULD REVIVE THE DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE
An article by M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

COM. S. K. VYAS JI REMEMBERANCE DAY. M. KRISHNAN, SECRETARY GENERAL, CONFEDERATION ADDRESSING MEETING AT TRIVANDRUM ON 13.02.2017.

FIXATION OF SENIORITY OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS PROMOTED ON THE BASIS OF RESERVATION FOR PROMOTION TO SCHEDULED CASTE AND SCHEDULED TRIBE - Important Supreme Court Order

Secretary (Staff Side) JCM's Letter to Chairman, NPS Sub-Committee
OBITUARY

Com. R. D. Purohit Bereaved

            Smt. Vimla Ben Purohit respected mother of Com. R. D. Purohit, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’, Gujarat Circle, aged 84 years, expired on 13.02.2017 after brief illness at their native place Junagarh (Gujarat).



          NFPE HQ conveys heartfelt condolences to Com. Purohit and his bereaved family and pray to almighty to give eternal peace to departed soul.
GRATUITY BENEFITS UNDER NPS LOK SABHA QUESTION & ANSWER

Monday, February 13, 2017

COM. S. K. VYAS JI REMEMBRANCE DAY
ON 13th FEBRUARY 2017


Com. SK Vyas Ji remembrance day observed at Confederation & NFPE CHQ North Avenue, New Delhi on 13th February 2017. Floral tribute was paid by the present comrades and remembered the contribution of Vyas Ji for Central Government Employees and Working Class.




CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME & DIVISIONAL CONFERENCE OF AIPEU GROUP-C LUCKNOW  GPO ON 12.02.2017




MATERNITY LEAVE LOK SABHA QUESTION & ANSWER

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 672
TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.02.2017

MATERNITY LEAVE

672. DR. SHASHI THAROOR:

            Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

            (a)whether the Government proposes to extend the time span of the compulsory paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks in private organizations;
(b)if so, the details thereof;

            (c)whether the Government also proposes to amend section 4 of the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, to ensure that women employed in various public sector undertakings receive the same benefit; and

            (d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefore?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

            (a) & (b): Yes, Madam. The Government has decided to enhance the paid maternity leave from existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks and an Amendment Bill in this regard was introduced in the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha has already passed the Bill on 11.08.2016. With regard to women workers covered under Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, such enhancement has already been effected by amending the ESI (Central) Rules,1950.


            (c) & (d): There is no proposal to amend Section 4 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The benefits under this Act are already applicable and available to women employed in various public sector undertakings.

MINIMUM WAGES LOK SABHA QUESTION & ANSWER
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO.48
TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.02.2017

MINIMUM WAGES

48. SHRI KUNWAR PUSHPENDRA SINGH CHANDEL:

PROF. RAVINDRA VISHWANATH GAIKWAD:

            Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:
(a)whether the Government proposes to amend the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and formulate a uniform wage policy for the entire country and if so, the details and salient features thereof;

(b)whether minimum wages fixed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 varies amongst States;

(c)if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise along with the reasons for differential wages especially on gender basis and also between urban and rural areas;

(d)whether any monitoring mechanism exists to ensure that all the workers are paid minimum wages and not subjected to any form of exploitation; and

(e)if so, the details thereof along with other labour welfare measures being implemented by the Government for betterment of labour force in the country?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 48 FOR 06.02.2017 BY SHRI KUNWAR PUSHPENDRA SINGH CHANDEL AND PROF.RAVINDRA VISHWANATH GAIKWAD REGARDING MINIMUM WAGES.

(a): The proposed amendments to the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, inter-alia, includes applicability of minimum wages to all employments, changes in the definition of “Appropriate Government”, fixation/review/revision of minimum rates of wages by the State Government, introduction of National Minimum Wage by the Central Government, enhancement of penalty, etc.
As a step towards a uniform wage structure, the concept of National Floor Level Minimum Wage (NFLMW) was introduced by the Government in 1996 on a voluntary basis. It is revised from time to time taking into account the increase in the Consumer Price Index Number. NFLMW has been revised to Rs.160/- per day w. e. f 01.07.2015.

(b) & (c): Under the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employment under their respective jurisdictions. As regards minimum wages in States, there is disparity due to variations in socio-economic and agro-climatic conditions, income, prices of essential commodities, paying capacity, productivity and local conditions. As per the available information, a statement showing the range of rates of minimum wages in all the States/Union Territories is at Annexure.

            The Act does not discriminate on the basis of gender and the female workers are entitled to same wages and other facilities as fixed by the Central Government for the workers engaged in the scheduled employments. No separate wages are fixed for urban and rural areas.

(d) & (e): The implementation of the Act is carried out by the Centre as well as the States in respect of their respective jurisdiction. In the Central Sphere, the enforcement is secured through the Inspecting Officers of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) commonly designated as Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM), the compliance in the State sphere is ensured through the State Enforcement Machinery. They conduct regular inspections and in the event of detection of any case of non-payment or under-payment of minimum wages, they advise the employers to make payment of the shortfall of wages. In case of non-compliance, penal provisions against the defaulting employers are invoked.

            The labour welfare measures recently initiated for betterment of labour force include minimum pension of Rs.1000/-per month to the pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995, portability of provident fund account, National Career Service portal, Employees State Insurance Corporation 2.0(Health Reforms of ESIC), Revision in eligibility and calculation ceiling under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 etc.




THE FUNDAMENTAL (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2017
TO VIEW, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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Launch of National Career Service (NCS) & Jeevan Pramaan Facility for EPFO pensioners through Post Offices by Hon'ble Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya Indiapost, Hyderabad

COM.M.KRISHNAN, SECRETARY GENERAL, CCGEW ADDRESSING AIPEU GDS MEETING AT KANNUR (KERALA)


COM.K.RAGHAVENDRAN, GENERAL SECRETARY, AIPRPA, ADDRESSING AIPEU GDS MEETING AT MADURAI (T N)


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Review of Essential Qualifications/ Selection criteria for engagement to posts of Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters.

APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM MD & CEO OF THE INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK  (Click the link below to view)



DEMONSTRATION & STRIKE NOTICE SUBMISSION PROGRAMME AT NADIA SOUTH DIVISION (UNDER WB CIRCLE)