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Saturday, May 15, 2021

 

CAG :: Clarification regarding absence during COVID-19 lockdown period ....





 ONE TIME RELAXATION TO THE ALLOTTEES OF GENERAL POOL RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION (GPRA) IN VIEW OF SECOND WAVE OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)



 TRANSFER ON COMPLETION OF POST/STATION TENURE OF OFFICERS/OFFICIALS IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS-REGARDING


Monday, May 10, 2021

                                           CGHS WEBINAR

https://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=6078

CGHS, known for providing comprehensive health care services to its beneficiaries, is conducting a series of short webinars of 60-90 minute duration with active participation of its beneficiaries to provide information on common health related issues. These webinars are being scheduled at 4.00 pm on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. A 30-40 minutes presentation by a CGHS Doctor will be followed by 30 minutes of answering of relevant questions from the beneficiaries.

It is expected that these webinars will provide useful information to CGHS beneficiaries and create awareness on various health conditions, provide guidance on promotive care, lifestyle modification and also dispel many health-related myths and doubts.

The eleventh in the series is being held on 11/05/2021 (Tuesday) at 4.00PM on "Covid- the Pandemic" by Dr. Mahesh Lal, Senior Physician, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital.

The link for attending the webinar is as follows:

https://cghshq.webex.com/meet/adhq.dl

 NATIONAL POLICY FOR ADMISSION OF COVID PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

UPDATE ON CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19
NATIONAL POLICY FOR ADMISSION OF COVID PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS REVISED TO BE MORE PATIENT-CENTRIC
POSITIVE TEST FOR COVID-19 VIRUS NOW NOT MANDATORY FOR ADMISSION TO A COVID HEALTH FACILITY
NO PATIENT WILL BE REFUSED SERVICES ON ANY COUNT

 

Posted On: 08 MAY 2021 2:31PM by PIB Delhi

 

In a significant directive to the States, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revised the national policy for admission of COVID patients to various categories of COVID facilities. This patient-centric measure aims to ensure prompt, effective and comprehensive treatment of patients suffering from COVID19. 

As per the Union Government directive to all States and UTs, hospitals under the Central government, State Governments and Union Territory administration including private hospitals (in States and Union Territories) managing COVID Patients shall ensure the following:

  1. Requirement of a positive test for COVID-19 virus is not mandatory for admission to a COVID health facility. A suspect case shall be admitted to the suspect ward of CCC, DCHC or DHC as the case may be
  1. No patient will be refused services on any count. This includes medications such as oxygen or essential drugs even if the patient belongs to a different city.
  1. No patient shall be refused admission on the ground that he/she is not able to produce a valid identity card that does not belong to the city where the hospital is located.
  1. Admissions to hospital must be based on need. It should be ensured that beds are not occupied by persons who do not need hospitalization. Further, the discharge should be strictly in accordance with the revised discharge policy available at 

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/ReviseddischargePolicyforCOVID19.pdf

 

Union Health Ministry has advised the Chief Secretaries of States/Union territories to issue necessary orders and circulars, incorporating the above directions within three days, which shall be enforced till replaced by an appropriate uniform policy.

The Health Ministry has earlier enunciated a policy of setting up three tier health infrastructure for appropriate management of suspect/confirmed COVID-19 cases. The guidance document issued in this regard on 7th April 2020, envisages setting up of:

  1. COVID Care Center (CCC) that shall offer care for mild cases. These have been set up in hostels, hotels, schools, stadiums, lodges etc., both public and private. Functional hospitals like CHCs, etc. which may be handling regular, non-COVID cases may also be designated as COVID Care Centres as a last resort.
  2. Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC) that shall offer care for all cases that have been clinically assigned as moderate. These should either be a full hospital or a separate block in a hospital with preferably separate entry/exit/zoning. Private hospitals may also be designated as COVID Dedicated Health Centres. These hospitals would have beds with assured Oxygen support.
  3. Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH) that shall offer comprehensive care primarily for those who have been clinically assigned as severe. These hospitals should either be a full hospital or a separate block in a hospital with preferably separate entry/exit. Private hospitals may also be designated as COVID Dedicated Hospitals. These hospitals would have fully equipped ICUs, Ven

 CLARIFICATION REGARDING LTC SPECIAL CASH PACKAGE SCHEME    (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/LTC%20Special%20Cash%20Package%20Scheme%20clarifications_0.pdf

 Ministry of Communications

POSTAL DEPARTMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES STARTS HELPLINE TO FACILITATE SPEEDY DELIVERY OF COVID RELATED EMERGENCY SHIPMENTS

Posted On: 07 MAY 2021 3:52PM by PIB Delhi 

During recent 2nd wave of Covid 19 cases, Department of Posts, in collaboration with Customs authorities, has been facilitating clearance, processing and delivery of Covid related emergency shipments received through post from abroad e. g. oxygen concentrators, equipment, medicines etc. A public notice in this regard has been issued by Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications.

The Public notice states that in order to further facilitate the clearances and faster delivery of such shipments, esteemed customers of the Department of Posts / members of the public, who are expecting to receive and seeking tracking details of such shipment sent through Post from abroad, are hereby informed that they can send details of their consignment (Name, mobile no. e-mail ID, Tracking ID, date of posting and delivery address) on e-mail address – “adgim2@indiapost.gov.in or dop.covid19@gmail.com” OR may send the details through WhatsApp to below mentioned Nodal Officers.

List of Nodal Officers at DoP Head Quarter:

  1. Sh. Arvind Kumar – 9868378497
  2. Sh. Puneet Kumar – 9536623331

RKJ/M  (Release ID: 1716798)

 PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - ATTENDANCE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)<

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/Attendance_May_2021.pdf

 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

UNION MINISTER DR JITENDRA SINGH SAYS, RULES FOR PROVISIONAL PENSION LIBERALISED AND TIMELINE EXTENDED FOR EASE OF BENEFICIARIES DUE TO PANDEMIC

Posted On: 05 MAY 2021 4:11PM by PIB Delhi 

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Government has decided to extend the payment of provisional pension up to a period of one year from the date of retirement in view of the pandemic situation. At a meeting held online with senior officers of the Department of Pension and DARPG, the Minister said that provisional family pension was also liberalized. He said that instructions were issued that family pension may be sanctioned immediately on receipt of a claim for family pension and death certificate from the eligible family member, without waiting for forwarding of the family pension case to Pay & Accounts Office.

 

Dr Jitendra Singh said, similarly orders have been issued to extend the benefit of lump sum compensation to the NPS employees also, if they suffer a disability in the performance of duty and are retained in Government service in spite of such disablement. According to the CCS (EOP) Rules, if a Government servant suffers a disability due to an injury or disease in the performance of duty and is retained in Government service in spite of such disablement, a lump sum compensation is paid to him in lieu of the disability element of the disability pension.

The Minister said that based on earlier orders and rules, Central Civil Government servants who were boarded out, prior to 01.01.2006, with a qualifying service of less than ten years and were in receipt of only the disability element of disability pension, would also be eligible for the service element of disability pension, w.e.f. 01.01.2006, in addition to the disability element.

Moreover, to ensure timely credit of pension in cases, where PPO (Pension Payment Order) has been issued but not sent to CPAO or banks due to lock-down, the matter was taken up with Controller General of Accounts (CGA) to issue necessary directive to CPAO and CPPCs of banks to use electronic modes during the unprecedented situation of COVID 19 pandemic till normalcy returns.

In some cases, Government servants have died after retirement without submitting the pension papers. In order to avoid hardships to the families of such Government servants, instructions have been given for issue of Pension Payment Order for release of arrears of pension (from the date of retirement till the date of death of retired Government servant) in all such cases and for grant of family pension to the family member from the date of death.

Dr Jitendra Singh also informed that Bhavishya 8.0 was released in August, 2020 and this new feature PUSHES the ePPO in Digi locker as a permanent record. Bhavishya is the first application of its kind to use the Digilocker Id based PUSH Technology.

India Posts and Payment Bank (IPPB) with its 1,89,000 Postmen &GraminDakSevaks under the Department of Posts roped in to collect DLC from home. Approximately 1,48,325 Central Government Pensioners have already availed this facility till now.

DoPPW also roped in an Alliance comprising 12 Public Sector Banks which does “Doorstep Banking” for its customers in 100 major cities of the country for including the collection of Life Certificate also under this service.

DoPPW advised all the Pension Disbursing Banks to adopt the Video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) as an additional facility for obtaining a Life Certificate from the pensioners, within permissible RBI guidelines. UCO Bank has become a pioneer in this area. SNC (Release ID: 1716217) 

 APPOINTMENT OF MS. ALKA JHA (IPOs-1987) AS MEMBER (PLANNING AND HRD) ON PROMOTION

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5560

 APPOINTMENT OF SHRI S. MERVIN ALEXANDER (IPOs-1987) AS MEMBER (P) ON PROMOTION   

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5559

 RESULT OF 2020 INTERNATIONAL LETTER WRITING COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/News/letter_writing_competition_result_eng.pdf

 PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - ATTENDANCE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS - EXTENSION IN DATE OF VALIDITY OF GUIDELINES – REGARDING  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/pant.pdf

 PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - ATTENDANCE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS - EXTENSION IN DATE OF VALIDITY OF GUIDELINES – REGARDING  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/pant.pdf

 VERY SAD AND SHOCKING NEWS

Com. U. S. Sharma, Ex, Circle Secretary, P3 Jharkhand Circle expired today on 5th May 2021 due to Corona. 

He was admitted in Hospital at Dhanbad. 

He was a very knowledgeable and militant leader. 

He used to give very valuable advice to run the affairs of  Union.

He was very good person. 

He was very close to me personally. 

We have lost our guide and best friend. 

This is also a very big and irreparable loss to Union particularly for Jharkhand Circle as he was still very active in guiding and running the affairs of Jharkhand Circle Union. 

We on behalf of  P -4 CHQ convey our heartfelt Condolences to bereaved family and Comrades of Jharkhand. 

We pay our respect full tribute to Com. U. S. Sharma. 

RED SALUTE, COM. U. S. SHARMA AMAR RAHE

Friday, May 7, 2021

 DO FROM MEMBER (P) TO ALL CPMGs

 

 REVISED GUIDELINES FOR HOME ISOLATION OF MILD /ASYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 CASES

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/RevisedguidelinesforHomeIsolationofmildasymptomaticCOVID19cases.pdf

 ASSIGNING OF STATUTORY POWERS AND CURRENT CHARGES OF CPMG, BIHAR, W.BENGAL, JHARKHAND AND ODISHA CIRCLES-REGARDING




 PREVENTVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - ATTENDANCE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS - EXTENSION IN DATE OF VALIDITY OF GUIDELINES – REGARDING  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/pant.pdf

 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

UNION MINISTER DR JITENDRA SINGH SAYS, RULES FOR PROVISIONAL PENSION LIBERALISED AND TIMELINE EXTENDED FOR EASE OF BENEFICIARIES DUE TO PANDEMIC

Posted On: 05 MAY 2021 4:11PM by PIB Delhi 

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Government has decided to extend the payment of provisional pension up to a period of one year from the date of retirement in view of the pandemic situation. At a meeting held online with senior officers of the Department of Pension and DARPG, the Minister said that provisional family pension was also liberalized. He said that instructions were issued that family pension may be sanctioned immediately on receipt of a claim for family pension and death certificate from the eligible family member, without waiting for forwarding of the family pension case to Pay & Accounts Office.

 

Dr Jitendra Singh said, similarly orders have been issued to extend the benefit of lump sum compensation to the NPS employees also, if they suffer a disability in the performance of duty and are retained in Government service in spite of such disablement. According to the CCS (EOP) Rules, if a Government servant suffers a disability due to an injury or disease in the performance of duty and is retained in Government service in spite of such disablement, a lump sum compensation is paid to him in lieu of the disability element of the disability pension.

The Minister said that based on earlier orders and rules, Central Civil Government servants who were boarded out, prior to 01.01.2006, with a qualifying service of less than ten years and were in receipt of only the disability element of disability pension, would also be eligible for the service element of disability pension, w.e.f. 01.01.2006, in addition to the disability element.

Moreover, to ensure timely credit of pension in cases, where PPO (Pension Payment Order) has been issued but not sent to CPAO or banks due to lock-down, the matter was taken up with Controller General of Accounts (CGA) to issue necessary directive to CPAO and CPPCs of banks to use electronic modes during the unprecedented situation of COVID 19 pandemic till normalcy returns.

In some cases, Government servants have died after retirement without submitting the pension papers. In order to avoid hardships to the families of such Government servants, instructions have been given for issue of Pension Payment Order for release of arrears of pension (from the date of retirement till the date of death of retired Government servant) in all such cases and for grant of family pension to the family member from the date of death.

Dr Jitendra Singh also informed that Bhavishya 8.0 was released in August, 2020 and this new feature PUSHES the ePPO in Digi locker as a permanent record. Bhavishya is the first application of its kind to use the Digilocker Id based PUSH Technology.

India Posts and Payment Bank (IPPB) with its 1,89,000 Postmen &GraminDakSevaks under the Department of Posts roped in to collect DLC from home. Approximately 1,48,325 Central Government Pensioners have already availed this facility till now.

DoPPW also roped in an Alliance comprising 12 Public Sector Banks which does “Doorstep Banking” for its customers in 100 major cities of the country for including the collection of Life Certificate also under this service.

DoPPW advised all the Pension Disbursing Banks to adopt the Video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) as an additional facility for obtaining a Life Certificate from the pensioners, within permissible RBI guidelines. UCO Bank has become a pioneer in this area. SNC (Release ID: 1716217) 

Monday, May 3, 2021

 Resumption of booking of International EMS & LCAO for United Kingdom and suspension of EMS and LCAO (Except ITPS) destined for Australia


 APPOINTMENT NOTIFICATION OF SECRETARY (POSTS)      (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5552

 ASSIGNING ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF DGPS    

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http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5553

 ASSIGNING OF ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF SECRETARY (PSB)      (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5554

 RETIREMENT ORDER COL.SUKHDEV RAJ MEMBER PLANNING (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5544

 RETIREMENT ORDER DR. SANTOSH KUMAR KAMILA, MEMBER P  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5545


 RETIREMENT ORDER SHRI PRADIPTA KUMAR BISOI SECRETARY POSTS      (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5546

 SB ORDER 8 – 2021

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5548

 REVISED GUIDELINES FOR HOME ISOLATION OF MILD /ASYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 CASES

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/RevisedguidelinesforHomeIsolationofmildasymptomaticCOVID19cases.pdf

 



  VERY SAD AND SHOCKING NEWS


Shri Anil Kumar, Chief Post Master General, Bihar Circle Patna, expired due to Corona.

He was admitted in Patna AIIMS Hospital. 

He was very good officer having positive approach towards staff matters. 

His behaviour was very sweet and smiling face every time.

We on behalf of P-4 CHQ convey our heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. 

May his soul rest in peace.

Respectful tributes to Shri Anil Kumar ji.

Friday, April 30, 2021

 

SB Order No. 9 - 2021 - Payment of MIS/ SCSS / TD accounts Monthly / Quarterly / Annual interest amount and maturity value of MIS / SCSS / TD / RD / KVP / NSC into account holder's Bank Account by CBS Post Offices



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 PRESS STATEMENT

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED TO THE PRESS BY THE JOINT PLATFORM OF CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS AND SECTORAL FEDERATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS TODAY 28TH   APRIL 2021. 

Trade Unions write to the Prime Minister

Deplore callous attitude of government in handling covid 19 crises

Calls for observing May Day

Against the anti worker, anti farmer, anti people policies of the Government

The online meeting of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent Sectoral Federations held on 28th April 2021 expressed grave concern at the cruel insensitivity of the Government at the centre in addressing and combating the second wave of the Covid Pandemic. The alarming country wide surge of this second wave of Covid has thrown the lives of the people, working people in particulars in total jeopardy. The daily infection count has already crossed 3 lakhs and is estimated to grow further in the coming days. Number of daily deaths too has surged. A substantial part of deaths are preventable, being caused due to non-availability of basic infrastructure, oxygen, hospital beds and essential medicines. The CTUs and Sectoral Federations/Associations have written to the Prime Minister(The letter attached)

In the midst of such grave humanitarian crisis, the Central government ridiculously draws satisfaction over overcoming the crisis under the leadership of Narendra Modi! The Union Finance Minister has made mindless self congratulatory statement that their programme of privatisation/disinvestment is on track and in progress!

Caught unprepared, despite the warning about a second country wide wave,  the Central government is now trying to blame the people, the state governments and everybody except itself for the surge of casualty with much more intensity and speed. The reprimand of EC by some High Courts has Vindicated the stand of Trade Unions having taken time to time. Now only the order has come not to organise any rally, celebration from 2nd to 15th may in the election bound states.                                                             

There is serious shortage of vaccines, testing facilities, hospital beds, ventilators, oxygen, medicines and above all trained personnel – doctors, nurses and other medical staff. The front line workers and employees are overworked and lack adequate protection. Instead of addressing these serious issues, BJP leaders including union ministers are engaged in shifting the responsibility to the state governments and indulging in blame games.

In the midst of this, the vaccine policy announced by the government puts corporate profits above the precious lives of people. Today, it is crucial to strictly regulate, under direct government supervision, the entire vaccination process to ensure that the entire population is vaccinated within a definite time frame. Vaccine production must be urgently scaled up; it must be imported as necessary. But the government is shamelessly succumbing to the profit hungry international drug mafia and liberalised vaccine sales. The new vaccine policy liberalises the vaccine sale by deregulating the prices through a discriminatory process that too without taking any concrete measures for augmenting availability.

States are not given the promised doses of vaccines. This has severely affected the first phase of vaccination itself. The new vaccine policy of Modi government stipulates that the state governments have to procure the vaccines from the open market with higher price of Rs 400/Rs 600 per dose as announced by the two vaccine companies in India. They will be thrown into unhealthy competition with each other and also with the private sector hospitals which are also free to procure the vaccines at Rs 600/ Rs 1200. More such notorious announcements are expected to pour in the days to come with the Govt-corporate nexus. It is atrocious that the Serum Institute which has announced Rs 400 per dose of vaccine for the state governments and Rs 600 for private hospitals in India.

Covisheild is priced at 1.78 Euro (Rs 160) in Europe and at $4 (Rs 300) in the US and Bangladesh, at Rs.237 in Brazil, at Rs. 226 in UK

This  pro-corporate deregulation on vaccine and other essential ingredients of pandemic management will further facilitate hoarding and black marketing which is already going on in case of essential medicines like Remdesivir and oxygen. Overwhelming majority of our people who cannot afford the huge price of the vaccine would be excluded. Policies of exclusion have now become the hallmark of the Central government.    

The local and regional lockdowns and curfews being imposed in several states are creating uncertainties about the work and income among the working people, the migrant workers and workers in the unorganised sector in particular. Reminiscent of the migrant workers’ march around one year back, migrant workers are again heading to their native places. None of the orders under Disaster Management Act issued so far by various authorities on curfew or scaling down of operation by industry etc had cared to concretely direct the employers to protect employment/livelihood of workers, their incomes and residences. It is again an attempt by the governments, as last year, to sacrifice the lives and livelihood of the workers and the toiling people to safeguard the interests of the employers’ class.  

The Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Federations demands the government to withdraw the new pro-corporate as well as discriminatory vaccine policy and take immediate measures to ensure 100% procurement of the vaccine, adequate supply of vaccines to the states, free of cost, utilising the PM care fund. The government, sufficiently empowered by Disaster Management Act must not abdicate its responsibility of prioritising protection of the lives of the people during this grave pandemic, over profiteering by vaccine-pharmaceutical barons.

The joint platform of Central trade unions and Federations point out that it is the public sector companies that are, as ever, coming to the rescue of the nation in this critical situation. It is the public sector steel companies that are producing and supplying oxygen; it is the Indian Railways that is transporting Oxygen to the needy states. We also remind the government that it was the public sector financial institutions in our country that have protected the country against the 2008 world crisis. The joint platform of trade unions demand that the government must immediately stop its mindless privatisation drive. We demand that immediate measures be taken to strengthen the existing public sector medicine and oxygen production units which are already playing a frontline role in producing/supplying oxygen and other necessities and establish new ones to ensure universal and comprehensive public health care.

The Joint Platform also demands that the Govt must ensure that any order issued by any authorities under Disaster Management Act imposing restrictions in movement, curfew etc must accompany strict enforceable orders to all employers and all concerned banning retrenchment, wage-cut and eviction from residences etc. It cannot be just an advisory but a stringently enforceable direction and the Disaster Management Act adequately empowers the Govt to issue such orders and enforce.

The Joint Platform calls upon the workers and toiling people to observe the forthcoming May Day, the international working class solidarity day through jointly organizing agitation in as many locations throughout the country to press for the following demands, while expressing solidarity with the working class movement going on throughout the world:

1.    Ramp up vaccine production and ensure universal free vaccination within a definite time frame. Ensure free supply of oxygen in the crises as in present situation.

2.    Ensure adequate hospital beds, oxygen and other medical facilities to meet the Covid surge

3.    Scrap anti-people discriminatory pro-corporate Vaccine Policy

4.    Strengthen public health infrastructure including recruiting the necessary health personnel

5.    Any order under Disaster Management Act issued by any authority imposing restrictions in movement, curfew etc must accompany strict order on all employers and all concerned banning retrenchment, wage-cut and eviction from residences etc and same must be strictly enforced.

6.    Scrap anti-worker Labour Codes and anti-people Farm Laws and Electricity Bill

7.    Stop privatization and Disinvestment

8.    Cash transfer of Rs 7500 per month for all non income tax paying families

9.    10 kg free food grains per person per month for the next six months

10.  Ensure non Covid patients get effective treatment in government hospitals

11.  Ensure availability of protective gear, equipments etc for all health and frontline workers and those engaged in pandemic-management work including ASHAs and anganwadi employees along with comprehensive insurance coverage for them all

 

Covid protocols – wearing masks, maintaining physical distance etc should be strictly followed by all our leaders, cadres, activists and members to safeguard their own health and the health of their comrades, colleagues and family members.