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Thursday, May 30, 2013

MEETING OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF STAFF SIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL WITH SECRETARY, PENSION AR & PG ON PENSIONARY MATTERS.

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building
New Delhi. 110 001
Website: www.confederationhq. Blogspot.com.
Dated: 30th May, 2013.

Dear Comrade,

A meeting of the representatives of Staff Side National Council with Secretary, Pension AR & PG on pensionary matters was held on 28.5.2013. Staff Side was represented by S/ Shri S.G. Mishra and Rakhal Das Gupta (AIRF), Guman Singh (NFIR) and K.K.N.kutty and S.K.Vyas (Confederation)

Old Items

The following issues have been discussed

1.      Ex-gratia Payment to SRPF / CPF beneficiaries who had voluntarily retired or medically invalidated. It has been decided to implement the Kerala High Court judgment in general and extend the benefit of exgratia payment to the meagre number of pre 1986 optees who retired voluntarily or on medical invalidation after rendering 20 years of service. The enabling orders are to be issued shortly.

2.      Raising quantum of ex-gratia to CPF retirees on lines of SRPF.

         In respect of SRPF retirees of the Railways, the rate of ex-gratia was raised from Rs. 600/- pm to Rs. 750/- pm to Rs. 3000pm with effect from 1.11.2006. The Govt. have now decided to revise the rate of exgratia in respect of CPF retirees at the above rates I. e. Rs. 750/- to Rs. 3000/- pm w.e.f. 1.11.2006.

3.      Issue of Revised PPOs in favour of Pre 2006 retirees and others.

         In the case Civilian departments about 4 lakhs of cases reported pending on 1.8.2012, now only 1.30 lakhs are pending and these would also be cleared by
 30.6.2013. In the case of Railways total pendency in August 2012 was 10.8 lakhs which has been brought down to 5.54 lakhs. Now when it has been decided that revised PPOs may be issued suo mottu by the Railway authorities, the entire pending is targeted to be cleared by 30th September 2013.In the case of Defence civilians, action is being taken to issue all pending PPOs by 30.9.2013.

4.      Fixation of revised pension by multiplying pre-revised 1/3rd pension (in  respect of PSU absorbees) by a factor of 2.26.In the case the speaking order issued by the Govt. on 26.11.2012 that no further increase in pension of absorbee pensioners would be allowed has been challenged in CAT Hyderabad and the Tribunal has passed orders on 24.4. 2013. This order is under examination.

5.      Commutation of Pension.
The Govt. have not agreed to reduce the period of 15 years to 11 years for restoration even in the cases where commutation has been paid at the rates prescribed in the New Table. The Govt. wanted that the matter may be raised before 7th pay commission.

6.      Family pension to divorced / widowed / unmarried daughters –nomination for life time arrears by the family pension in respect of his / her daughter. This has not been agreed to.

7.      Non payment of arrears of pension on account of Revision of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in case of pensioner of Chandrapur. Now these arrears have been disbursed by all Banks.

New Items.

I. Equitable Gratuity  under Rule 50 of Pension Rules, 1972.

As recommended by IV CPC the following rates of Death Gratuity had been provided for:-

Sl. No.      Length of Service                                                    Rate of Death Gratuity
1.              Less than one year                                                 2 times emoluments
2.              One year or more but less  Then 5 years               6 times of emoluments

3.              5 Years or more but less than  20 years                12 times emoluments
4.              20 years or more                                                     half of emoluments for every  
                                                                                     completed six  monthly period
                                                                                     of    qualifying service subject  
                                                                                     to maximum  of 33 times of
                                                                                     emoluments

Staff Side suggested the following amendment in Sl. No. 3 above which
may be split as under:-

a).     Five years or more                                                          12 times the emoluments
                                                                                      but less than 11 years.

b).     11 years or more but less than 20 years                         20 times of emoluments

        The Govt. has not agreed and have suggested that the matter may be raised before the next Pay Commission.

II.Extension of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 to Central Government Pensioners.

       The Health Ministry has agreed to extend CS (MA) Rules, 1944 to Pensioners. In many cases which had gone to Court, it has been ruled that pensioners are entitled to full reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by them as per CS (MA) Rules 1944 which are applicable in the case of serving employees. The Department of Expenditure has not agreed to implement the above decision. The pensioners have to wait till the Medical Insurance Scheme is introduced.

III. Grant of modified parity with reference to the Revised Pay Scale corresponding to pre revised Pay Scale of the post from which an employee had retired. The Govt. cited the decision of Supreme Court in K.S. Krishna Swamy Vs UOI (C.A. no.3173-3174/2006 and 3188-3190/2006). According to this the benefit of up-gradation of post subsequent to their retirement would not be admissible to pre 1996 / pre 2006 retirees.

          The Staff Side pointed out that the result of this clarification is that a retiree is now being compared with the pay scale of an employee two stages lower and subordinate to the post from which an employee has retired. If V IV CPCs have consciously upgraded certain posts it is established that pay scales granted for these posts were in adequate and only therefore the up-gradation has been recommended by them. On what ground the benefit of up-gradation even in determining the modified parity be denied to them when it is established that they retired from a pay scale which were inadequate.

However Govt. did not agree to reconsider this matter.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.

            With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

M.Krishnan
Secretary General



ORDER OF CAT (P.B.)ON STAY GRANTED BY CAT (P.B) DELHI AGAINST ABOLITION OF POSTS OF POSTMEN & MTS.



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Draft Triennial report of National Federation of Postal Employees for the period from June 2010 to May 2013 placed before the Federal Council held at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) 
from 09.06.2013 to 12.6.2013

STAY GRANTED BY CAT (P.B) DELHI AGAINST ABOLITION OF POSTS OF POSTMEN & MTS.
Department of Posts ordered abolition of 17093 posts of various cadres. Out of which about 7500 posts were related to Postmen & MTS. AIPE Union Postmen & MSE/Gr. ‘D’ filed a case No. 1736/21.05.13 in CAT (P.B) Delhi along with NUPE Postmen & MTS and AIPEU GDS (NFPE). The Hon’ble CAT Delhi has granted stay against the abolition of posts of Postmen & MTS.
Next date of hearing is fixed as 11.6.2013.
Orders will be exhibited in web-site on receipt.

If there is any imposition of orders of abolition of posts in any Circle. They can take up the matter with the authorities concerned on the basis of CAT (PB) Delhi orders.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR NO. 2 DATED 22nd  MAY, 2013

CONFEDERATION OFCENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
1st  Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110001
Website:confederationhq.blogspot.com Ph. No. 011.23092771


Conf/ 2 /2013                                                                                  Dated: 22nd  May,, 2013.

Dear Comrade,

The National Conference of Confederation held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th May, 2013 had directed he Secretariat to pursue the efforts to have a joint platform for struggles along with the Railways and Defence Federations. As a step towards that end, a meeting with the General Secretary of the All India Railway- men Federation has been arranged to take place on 28th inst.  We shall convey to you the outcome of the discussions on 28th.

The next meeting to discuss the pension related issues with the Secretary (Pension) will be held on 28th May, 2013. Com. S.K. Vyas, Advisor and Com. K.K.N. Kutty, President will attend the meting. A brief note on the outcome of the discussions will be placed on the website after 28th inst.

The Conference had also decided that the Confederation must pursue the 15 point charter of demands through independent endeavours.   Accordingly the Conference had called upon all affiliates and the State Committees to organize a massive dharna  programme on 20th June, 2013. The State Committees are requested to organize the programme in consultation with the respective units of the affiliates at all State Capitals as also other important towns and centres.  A report on the implementation of the programme may please be sent to the CHQ by 10TH July, 2013.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,
M.Krishnan
Secretary General.
Mobile: 09447068125
eMail: ID mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR AIPEU GDS (NFPE)-UNIONS
As per decision of the 1st AIC of AIPEU GDS (NFPE) MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF ALL DIVISIONAL OFFICES will be conducted on 28th  MAY 2013 TUESDAY as the first phase of the agitational programme culminating in indefinite strike .
 NFPE calls upon all India /Circle/Divisional Unions to make it a joint programme of NFPE, extend full support and also to make it a grand success=M. Krishnan, SG NFPE

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013


CONFEDERATION 24th NATIONAL CONFERENCE
24th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS WAS HELD AT COM. MONI BOSE NAGAR, COM. AJOY BHOWMICK MANCH, KOLKATA FROM 4TH TO 6TH MAY, 2013.
            On 4th May before commencement of National Conference a colourful procession was organized in which all  National and State leaders, Delegates and many Comrades from all Central Government Departments of West Bengal and other sectors participated.
            The programme commenced with Flag hoisting. The Confederation Flag was hoisted by Com. S.K. Vyas, President. Homage was also paid to the martyrs by offering flowers on the martyrs column by all leaders of Confederation, delegates, observers and other Comrades of Kolkata.
            The open session commenced in the afternoon of 4.5.2013 under the Presidentship of Com. S.K. Vyas , President. The open session was inaugurated by Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, All India President CITU. In his speech Com. Padmanabhan elaborately described the adverse impact of neo-liberal economic policies allover world and as well as in India. He described the unity of all trade unions on the issues of working class as a positive development in trade union movement of India. He congratulated the Central Government Employees for their participation in 2 days General Strike 0n 20-21 February, 2013 on call of Central Trade Unions and one day strike on 12.12.2012 by the Central Government Employees exclusively on the call of Confederation for the issues related to them. He applead to all to fight unitedly to resist the disastrous economic policies of Govt. of India and compel the Govt. to reverse these policies.
            On behalf of Chairman Reception Committee Com. S.S. Roy presented the Welcome speech. He also readout the address of the Chairman Reception Committee, Com. Shishir Bhattacharya. Among the prominent speakers Com. V.A.N. Namboodri, President BSNL Employees Union, Com. Pradeep Biswas General Secretary BEFI, Com. S.K. Brahma Vice President A.I.R.F., Com. Jaynto Mukherjee, Jt. Secretary, AIIEA, , Com. Samir Bhattacharya Joint Convenor of 12th July Committee, delivered their speech and extended best wishes for success of the Conference. Com. Jyotsna Bose, Com. Kunal Biswas, R.L. Bhattacharjee and other Senior Trade Union Leaders of West Bengal were also present on the dias. All the leaders and guests were honoured by Reception Committee by garlanding and presenting mementos. On behalf  of Confederation Com. K K N Kutty Secretary Generally welcomed and thanked all the leaders and guests. Com. S.K. Vyas gave his Presidential address. Formal Vote of thanks was given by Com. J.C. Bose, (Reception Committee)
On 5.5.2013 the Subject Committee was addressed by Com. Sukomal Sen., Sr. Vice President of All India State Government Employees Federation. In his speech he has thrown light on the challenges faced by the Trade Union movement. He appreciated the role of Confederation for continuous struggle for the protection of interests of Central Govt. Employees.Com. S.K. Vyas President Confederation presided the session. One minute silence was also observed to pay homage to the martyrs.
            Com. KKN Kutty Secretary General Presented the Draft Report on the activities of Confederation during the last three years. In the discussion on report Chief Executives of 16 State COCs and 28 representatives of various organizations took    part, Com. K.K.N. Kutty Secretary General concluded the debate after giving replies to the queries and questions raised by the delegates. The report was adopted unanimously by the house. Triennial Audited Accounts was presented by Com. Giri Raj Singh Financial Secretary which was unanimously adopted by the house. 48 Resolutions were presented by the members of Resolution Committee headed by Com. K.V. Jairaj. Credential Committee Convenor Com. K..V. Sridharan presented the credential report before house.
CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE REPORT:
     Total Organizations attended   -    48
     COCs attended                           -   12
     Total Delegates                          -   228

            The election for the coming session was held unanimously and the following office bearers were elected:

Advisor                       -         Com. S.K. Vyas       (Audit)
President                    -         Com. KKN Kutty (ITEF)
Working President    -         Com. M.S. Raja (Audit)
Vice Presidents  1     -         Com. T. Narsimhan (NFPE)
                               2     -          Com. Ashok B. Salunke (ITEF)
                               3     -        Com. M. Duraipandian (Audit)
                               4.    -        Com. N. Somaiya     (Ground Water)
                               5.    -        Com. Giri Raj Singh (NFPE)
Secretary General     -        Com. M. Krishan (NFPE)
Secretary                     -        Com. K.P. Rajgopal (ITEF)
Asstt. Secretary 1     -        Com. R.N. Parashar (NFPE)
                               2     -        Com. Pijush Roy (Civil Accounts)
                               3     -        Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas (NFPE)
                               4.    -        Com. K.V. Jayraj (Auomic Energy)
                               5.    -        Com. B. Krishna Gaud (Museum)
Finance Secretary     -        Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Civil Accounts)
Org. Secretaries 1      -        Com. Nilesh Nasre (IBM)
                               2      -        Com Ashok Kanojiya (ITEF)
                               3      -        Com. Mani Achari (Atomic Energy)
                               4       -        Com. K. Venkatasubramanian (Civil Accounts)
                               5      -        Com. P. Suresh (NFPE)
                               6      -        Com. R. Seethalaxmi (NFPE)
                               7      -        Com. Nageshwar Rao   (Audit)
                               8      -        Com. T Satyanarayana   (NFPE)
                               9      -        Com. R.P. Singh     (Agmark)
                             10      -        Com. C.P. Shobhana   (NFPE)
                             11      -       Com. Arup Chatterjee (BSI)
                             12      -       Com. Y. Purohit   (ITEF)
Auditor                          -       Com. T.K.R. Pillai (Stt. Pro. Implementation)

            In his concluding address Com. S.K. Vyas gave a very inspiring speech in which he elaborately described the role of Confederation since it’s formation in 1956 and the various struggles conducted including historical strikes of 1960,1968, 1974 and at least one strike each year after 1991, and two days strike on 20-21 February, 2013.He also told about the important role of Confederation in setting up of all Pay Commission since 2nd Pay Commission to VIth Pay Commissions and redressal of various grievances related to the staff . He extended his best wishes to the newly elected body and hoped that under their able and militant leadership, Confederation will march forward and will be able to settle the problems of Central Government Employees.
            Formal Vote of thanks was presented by Com. Pijush Roy General Secretary Reception Committee.
            The Reception Committee under leadership of Com. S.S. Ray, Pijush Roy and other Comrades of West Bengal made excellent arrangements for the successful conduct of the Conference including food, accommodation and transport which deserve every appreciation.
            
             The session ended with shouting of revolutionary slogans.


PHOTOGRAPHS OF 24th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS HELD AT KOLKATA FROM 4th TO 6th MAY-2013















































Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Entire Postal & RMS employees (NFPE & FNPO) of Central Region Kerala Circle started indefinite STRIKE from 1st May 2013 against the atrocities and perverted actions of Sri George Nainan PMG.

Strike is 100%. All Post Offices and RMS Offices remain paralysed.

 If demands are not settled before 5th May ENTIRE KERALA CIRCLE WILL GO ON INDEFENITE STRIKE
                      = M. Krishnan, S/G NFPE.