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Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC/UDC: Date of next hearing is 01/04/2020.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014


CGDA clarified that no separate order is required for revision of allowances & advances by 25%
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The voice, which was strangulated and silenced long long ago in the distant city of Chicago, is now echoing in the hearts and throats of millions of workers and common people across the continents, manifesting the burning desire to fight for the rights. The struggle for ‘working hours’, which shook the world, transcended and transformed into a symbol of struggle for establishment of egalitarian society and fighting spirit of working class across the nations. May Day beckons us to get inspired and imbibe that spirit of struggle and sacrifice!

The natural resources, the collective property of mankind, are being swallowed by the capitalists with the aid and abetment of Ruling Class in the guise of Globalization and Economic development. They have engulfed the permanent jobs and are extracting the work from the manual labour in the name of Contractorisation and casualization at dead cheap rates. The sweat of farmers and workers has no value in the eyes of these exploiters. The Gobble’s campaign that there is no substitute for Capitalism has had its great ill effect on the workers and employees!  Parallel campaign that the Socialism has failed and that it is not visible even in the distant vicinity is being thrust into the psyche of the general public.

We have to recapitulate the famous verses of Sri Sri, the great telgu poet of this century, which are to be engraved in ebony permanently.  “The Kingdoms built on earth, the artificial Statutes enacted by the Monarchs and by the egoistic, have crumbled like a palace of playing cards, with the tsunami of forces of working class, far and near” This reminds every one that any system which is inimical and exploitative is bound to crash and collapse.

The motive and end of Capital is to earn profit. The capitalism will never hesitate to denude the Mother Earth and green nature for the sake of profit. The un-quenching greed of capitalists for profit has become hazardous to the environment resulting in the pollution of air and water bodies. The global –warming is causing disorders in environment and, in effect, posing danger to the very existence of mankind. The changes in the environment due to pollution are pushing the agriculture and the farmers into catastrophe.

The accumulation of wealth in a few hands, the growth of corporate sector and the fall in the purchasing capacity of the workers and employees are the indication of the growing unrest and degradation of the society. Education and medical facilities are unreachable to the common man. A place to dwell in is still a distant dream to so many employees and workers.

   At this juncture, the Central Government employees should discharge their duty with full awareness and understanding. To regain the lost pension right, to retain the health facilities, to ensure the periodical wage revision for every five years, to get the DA merger, to achieve status to the Grameen Dak Sevaks, etc., the Central Government employees have no other alternative but to tread the path of struggle in the coming days on the face of adversarial political and economic policies.

Oppose the neo-liberal economic policies, which intend to privatize every Sector and mortgage the future of employees and common people to the Capitalists. As enlightened sections of the society we have to pin down and expose the deceit perpetrated on the people and Working Class in the name of Globalization and Development.  With all the unity, awareness and conscientiousness, we the Central Government employees, should resist and stop these anti-employee and anti-people policies. Let’s take pledge on this May Day to strive hard for Better life and brighter tomorrow for all and to demand our rightful share as a stakeholder in the process of development, defeating the nefarious designs of the protagonists of neo-liberal economic policies.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion — Role of Departmental Promotion Committee

Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014 
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Friday, April 25, 2014



Timely payment of all dues to pensioners: CPAO's instructions

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Date of effect of 7 CPC Recommendations will be decided once the Report is submitted: FinMin answered in LOKSABHA



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Maintain uniformity in format of Life Certificate & Other Certificates submitted by Pensioners: CPAO to Bank


Registration of Government employees aged 60 years and above under National Pension System (NPS)


22 April, 2014 

Subject: Registration of Government employees aged 60 years and above under National Pension System (NPS) 

The Authority has been receiving several requests from various governments (central & state) to approve the registration of subscribers under National Pension System (NPS) who are aged 60 years and above and which are being approved on case by case basis by PFRDA at present. 

Keeping in view of the difficulties being faced by subscribers, now the Authority has decided to enroll all eligible Government employees (central & state) who are on the rolls of the government in to NPS, irrespective of the age at the time of entry, subject to the condition that the total period of contribution to NPS account shall not be more than 42 years. The NPS applications of such subscribers need to be submitted through the appropriate nodal officer of the Govt/ Deptt, in line with the procedure adopted for NPS registration for Government employees aged below 60 years. Also, the responsibility for ensuring that the employee is eligible for being covered under NPS and that the NPS contribution is not paid beyond 42 years during the entire service period for such an employee, lies with the department submitting the subscriber registration form. 

This is for the information of all concerned. 

Venkateswarlu Peri 
General Manager 

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7th CPC questionnaire: Bhartiya Pensioners Samaj - Draft Reply highlighting OROP, FMA, NPS Withdrawal, Merger of DR, Exemption from IT

LDC-UDC ISSUE: Notice issued to the respondents

CAT Jabalpur has issued notice to the respondents directing them to appear before the Bench of the Tribunal on 30th June 2014.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Payment of Conveyance Allowance to Deaf and Dumb employees at par with Blind and Orthopeadically Handicapped employees.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Agenda for discussion in the Standing  Committee of National Council(JCM)
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7th CPC Questionnaire 
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

CAG can audit private companies dealing in natural resources-Supreme Court

Analysis of cases disposed of by the 
Central Administrative Tribunal 
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Friday, April 18, 2014


Grant of MACP on hierarchical basis-hearing postponed to 16th May 2014

Dear members/friends,

The hearing on the appeal filed by the Government, against the principal CAT order for granting MACP on hierarchical basis to 19 UDCs of Defense Department, scheduled to be held on 16/04/2014, has again been postponed to 16th May 2014. 

TKR Pillai

General Secretary

Confederation's Letter demanding Increase in certain allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance to 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014

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Govt woman employee can get uninterrupted two-year leave for child care: SC

The Supreme Court today held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. 

A bench of justices S J Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High Court which had held that Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules do not permit uninterrupted CCL(Child Care Leave) for 730 days.

"On perusal of circulars and Rule 43-C, it is apparent that a woman government employee having minor children below 18 years can avail CCL for maximum period of 730 days i.e. during the entire service period for taking care of upto two children. The care of children is not for rearing the smaller child but also to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc," the bench said.

It said that CCL even beyond 730 days can be granted by combining other leave if due and the finding of the High Court was based neither on Rule 43-C nor on guidelines issued by the central government.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by a woman government employee Kakali Ghosh challenging government's decision not to grant her leave of 730 days for preparing her son for secondary/senior examinations.

She had first approached Central Administrative Tribunal Calcutta for getting leave. The tribunal had ordered in her favour but the High Court reversed the order after which she moved the apex court.

The apex court set aside the High Court's order.

"We set aside the impugned judgement dated September 18, 2012 passed by the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court, Circuit Bench at Port Blair and affirm the judgement and order dated April 30, 2012 passed by the Tribunal with a direction to the respondents to comply with the directions issued by the Tribunal within three months from the date of receipt/ production of this judgement," it said.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014




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Dated – 09.04.2014

A meeting of the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at New Delhi on 31st May 2014 (Saturday) atITEF Central Head Quarters (Rajouri Garden), New Delhi. The meeting will commence from 11.00 AM and continue till close. The following shall be the agenda of the meeting. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting in time.


1.      15 Point Charter of Demands – Agitational programme and campaign – Future course of action.
2.      7th CPC and Terms of Reference – our stand thereof.
3.      Preparation of Memorandum to be submitted to 7th CPC on common demands of Central Government Employees.
4.      Organisational Review.
5.      Financial Review
6.      Any other item with permission of the chair.

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General


ANSWERED ON-18.02.2014
Family pension under NPS
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) the details of cases of family pension sanctioned, so far, under the New Pension Scheme (NPS) to the families of deceased Central Government employees;
(b) whether family pension at the rate of old pension scheme to these family members of deceased employees has been stopped after coming into force of the New Pension Scheme;
(c) if not, the fate of those who have been receiving family pension under NPS at the rate of old pension scheme;
(d) whether some of the deceased employees have left behind them only few thousands rupees as Contributory Pension Fund (CPF) with the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL); and
(e) if so, how Government would pay them family pension from their CPF?



(a): Central Pension Accounting Office has informed that as per its records there are 1900 cases of family pension and 20 cases of disability pensionunder National Pension System (NPS).
(b) and (c): The pension of the Government servants (except in the Armed Forces) appointed on or after 01-01-2004 is regulated by the NPS which is adefined contribution pension system. Employees appointed in the service of Central Government prior to this date are not covered by NPS. However, even after the introduction of NPS, the benefit of family pension is available to the families of the deceased Central Government employees covered under the NPS. Hence, family pension, at the rate of old pension scheme, to family members of deceased employees, who were in the service of the Central Government on or after 01-01-2004, is not denied or affected due to the implementation of NPS, as per the Office Memorandum (OM) No. 38/41/06/P&PW(A) dated 05-05-2009 of the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. This OM envisages payment of various benefits on death/discharge of a Government employee after adjustment of the monthly annuitised pension from the accumulated funds in the NPS account of the employee.
(d) and (e): National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has informed that a few deceased employees, who passed away within a short span after joining NPS, had minimal accumulated pension wealth in their NPS accounts. However, as stated in reply to parts (b) and (c) above, the family members of the deceased employees are covered by the family pension.

Source : rajyasabha.nic.in

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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Circular No: 15                                                                                 Date: 5/4/2014

Dear Comrade,

                The National Convention of Central Government employees as scheduled was held at Nagpur on 4th April, 2014.  The convention was inaugurated by Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, National President, CITU and was addressed by Com. B.N.J. Sharma,  President, AITUC, Nagpur District Committee .
The Draft resolution prepared by the National Secretariat was presented to the house by Com. M.S. Raja, Working President, Confederation. Com. K.K.N. Kutty, President, read out the two amendments received at the CHQ.  In the deliberations that ensued thereafter 31 comrades participated. Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, summed up the discussion and indicated the acceptance of the suggestions made by the delegates who participated in the deliberations.  A copy of the final version of the resolution as adopted by the Convention unanimously is enclosed.  Before the adoption of the resolution in its final form by the house, Com. S.K. Vyas, Advisor, Com. Narasimhan, Vice President and Com. K.P. Rajagopal, Secretary, Confederation addressed the house.

                The National Secretariat of the Confederation met on the same day at 7.00PM.  It took the following decisions to carry out the directives of the Convention.

1.       The State Committees of the Confederation and its affiliated Federations will take steps to translate the resolution in the respective local languages immediately and ensure that the same is circulated amongst the members. 
2.       Meetings will be organised in all offices to explain the contents of the resolution adopted by the National Convention.
3.       The National Secretariat members who are assigned the responsibility (as per the details in the annexure) will interact with the State Secretaries and ensure that the campaign programme of reaching out to all members is carried out in all States.
4.       The State Committees will solicit and enlist the services of the Pensioners organisations to carry out the campaign amongst the mass of the people.

All affiliates and State Committees are requested to take immediate steps to carry out the above decisions of the National Secretariat. 

With greetings,
Yours fraternally, 

 M. Krishnan
Secretary General.

Name  of the Secretariat Member:                                                    State Assigned.

1.       M. Krishnan and R.Seethalakshmi.                                                         Karnataka and Kerala.   
2.       Com . K.K.N. Kutty and Com. Duraipandian.                                       Tamilnadu.
3.       Com. Narasimhan, Nageswara Rao and P.Suresh:                           Andhra Pradesh
4.       Com. R.P.Singh and Com. P. Jeyaraj.                                                       Mumbai.
5.       Coms. P.K. Das. Gupreet Singh. & Nilesh Nasre                                  Vidharbha.
6.       Com. Yeshwant Purohit and Com.T.K.R. Pillai.                                   Mdhya Pradesh.
7.       Com. T.N. Parasar T. Sathyanaryana.                                                      Gujarat.
8.       Com. Suresh.                                                                                                          Chattisgarh.
9.       Com. Vrighu Bhattacharjee and Giriraj Singh.                                   Jhararkhand.
10.   Com. R.N. Dhall                                                                                                     Orissa.
11.   Vrighu Bhattachary and Giriraj Singh.                                                  Bihar.
12.   Com.R.N. Parasar.                                                                                           U.P.
13.    Com. Somaiah, Ashok Kanojia.& K.P.Rajagopal    .                     Haryana. And Punjab,    
14.   Com. M.S. Raja.                                                                                                  H.P. and Utrakhand
15.   Com. S.K. Vyas and Com.N. Somaiah                                                       Rajasthan
16.   Com.R.N. Parasar, Vrigu Bjattacjarya, A.K. Kanojia & Giriraj Singh. Delhi.

RESOLUTION  adopted at the  National Convention of Central Government employees
on 4th April, 2014 at Nagpur.

1.       The National Secretariat of the Confederation places on record its appreciation over the massive and magnificent participation of the largest number of our members in the 48 hour strike on 12thand 13th Feb. 2014.  It was a great manifestation of the confidence the members had reposed in the organization and their determination to win the demands through struggles.  The reports, the Confederation CHQ received both from the affiliates and the State Committee indicate the massive participation of the employees in the strike action throughout the county.  In some of the affiliates, the participation had been cent percent.  This must embolden the Confederation to pursue the issue with determination and organize further action programmes to ensure that the demands are got settled.

2.       The Secretariat has noted that the Government had pretended to ignore the massive action of the employees.  There had been no response from them so far.  In the wake of the strike action, it announced the composition of the 7th CPC disregarding the united demand raised by the Staff side of the JCM National Council for the inclusion of a labour representative.  The Government also chose not to convene the meeting the staff side to discuss the draft terms of reference submitted.  It did not make any announcement on the question of merger of DA, Interim Relief, and inclusion of GDA within the ambit of the Commission and rejected the demand for making the recommendation of the Commission effective from 1.1.2014. 

3.       On every issue, which is included in the 15 point Charter of demands, the Govt. continued with its nugatory attitude.   In the last session of the Parliament, they ensured that the PFRDA bill becomes an Act despite the strongest objection and resistance of the employees by eliciting and receiving the support and patronage of the dominant opposition party, the BJP.  Even on an issue like compassionate appointments, no positive response emerged.   The period witnessed increased outsourcing of governmental functions.  Almost a third of the workforce is presently casual and contract workers with abysmally poor wages taking advantage of the acute unemployment situation in the country.  There had been no settlement of any issue raised by the Staff Side in the National Council JCM.  The JCM scheme has been made ineffective as not a single meeting of the Council was held in the last three years and even the decision taken at the National Anomaly Committee was thwarted through political intervention.

4.       The plight of the three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department is highly deplorable.  They constitute almost half of the Postal work force. But for them, the functioning of the Postal system will come to a grinding halt.  Their service conditions are presently worse off than even a causal/daily rated worker. Despite the Supreme Court’s decisions that they are holders of Civil Post and consequently are entitled to the benefits and privileges of a civil servant, there had been no improvement in their service conditions worth mentioning.  In spite of repeated presentation of their case both inside and outside the Parliament by people from all walks of life irrespective of party affiliation, the Government had been silent to the pleading for bringing them within the ambit of the Pay Commissions.  Confederation is duty bound and determined to change the situation and to bring them within the purview of the 7th CPC.

5.       During its five year tenure the UPA II was in power, it intensified the neo-liberal reforms;  phased out all welfare measures; accentuated the unemployment situation; divested the PSUs; allowed unbridled entry of Foreign capital to subjugate the Indian people; ruined the indigenous industry; destroyed the livelihood of the farmers and agricultural labourers; allowed the prices of all essential food items to soar; privatised education and health care services; ensured that each of its decision was to favour the rich; granted huge tax concessions to the corporate; indulged in large scale corruption; squandered away the national wealth; siphoned off the poor man’s earning into the hands of a few rich in the country; sided with the entrepreneurs in all labour disputes;  took each and every political decision to sub-serve the interest of the imperialist powers especially the USA.  The pursuance of the neo liberal policies at the behest of the advanced capitalist countries drove the majority of Indian population to be below the poverty levels. In the comity of nations, India became the poorest and the last ranking in all fields. Indian youth were driven to be beggars at the doors of transnational corporations and developed countries.

6.       Those who were responsible in driving our country men to unprecedented deprivation have to now seek mandate, for their tenure is to end shortly.  No different is the approach of the major opposition party, BJP.  There is nothing to choose from these two political dispensations.  They were hand in glove together to demolish the sovereignty of the country; pauperisation of the people and supported every legislation to intensify the neo liberal exploitation of the common man.  They supported to the hilt the corporate houses.  But for the support extended by the BJP, the PFRDA bill would never have been made into a law.  The Act now provides for the extension of the new contributory pension scheme to those who were recruited prior to 1.1.2004 and the existing pensioners.  Despite the refusal of the Government to accept their suggestion to guarantee minimum pension, the BJP unashamedly supported the Bill, for they were the proponents of the neo liberal economic policies.  They supported this Government to increase the FDI and FII in all sectors of economy and announced that they would intensify the reform process if elected to power.  The conglomeration of Corporates in the country has now appointed the leader of that party to be the next CEO to run the country.  They have no use for the discredited UPA howsoever subservient it could be.  They know in a democratic system demagogy can play a vital role.  They are certain that BJP and its allies if elected to power will be much more pliant and compliant.

7.       The Corporate controlled media has created an illusion to the effect that there exists a consensus across the political spectrum in the country that the neo liberal policies will spur economic growth and the only point to be clinched in the forthcoming election is as to which political combination, whether the UPA led by Rahul Gandhi or the NDA of Narendra Modi is more efficient in pursuing the IMF dictated economic policies vigorously.  Economic growth is not akin to development. In the initial years of the introduction of the LPG, no doubt, the economy grew phenomenally, but the large majority of Indian people suffered. It permanently halted the bringing up of an egalitarian society.  It only enlarged the scope for maximisation of profit of the corporate giants; opened up larger and bigger avenues for corruption at the top of administration, whereby the ruling party and its leaders could amass wealth.  The scams unearthed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India during the last five years of UPA II Rule speak volumes of the cancerous growth of corruption in our country.  The 2G spectrum involving Rs. 1.76 lakh crores,  the Coalgate of the dimension of Rs. 1.86 lakh crores, the corruption involved in the commonwealth games, the Rs. 40,000 cr deal in the Delhi Airport Privatisation scheme, The KG Basin related Gas price deal with Reliance, topping with Rs 48 lakh crores are a few that surfaced during this period.

8.       As part of the economic policy, concerted and continuous efforts were made to the job killing process in all sectors, through contractorisation, casualisation, outsourcing, privatisation etc. Contract workers now constitute 80% of the total work force in the private sector.  After the implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations about 35% of the workforce in the Governmental sector is either contract or casual workers.  They are paid quarter of or even less the wages of the regular workers. 

9.       This election is not only to decide who should govern this country but more so to determine for whom the governance is. UPA having been totally discredited in the eyes of the common man has no chance whatsoever.  NDA must not have a chance once again for it is bound to pursue the neo liberal policies more vigorously than even the UPA. That is the one and only reason why the Indian corporate houses and the corporate controlled media solidly back the BJP and the BJP led NDA. The Political combination outside the NDA and UPA has a predominant presence in the 15th Lok Sabha. They are capable of being the largest segment in the 16th Lok Sabha too.

10.   It is in this background that the workers must assess the political situation.  In the forthcoming electoral battle, every worker must discharge his salutary responsibility.  Since the present state of affairs is the product of the neo- liberal policies and since both the UPA and the NDA are the proponents of those policies, one must have clear vision and exercise the franchise effectively to ensure that a pro-worker, pro-people combination of parties is in governance.  In the forthcoming election to the 16th Lok Sabha, the Central Government employees must become a vehicle for change in the interest of the common people; rise above the divisive ideologies and misleading propaganda; identify their friends especially in the Left parties; and ensure the success of those who stood with them and fought for the cause of the workers and common people. 

11.   The Secretariat came to the inescapable conclusion that the settlement of the demands in the charter will only be possible through intensification of the struggles.  It recognised the need for larger unity. It will strive for bringing about such a united platform for joint action.  The inevitability of an indefinite strike action has to be emphasised.  The Confederation and its affiliates must prepare its members for such an eventual and unavoidable action, if the proposed 7th CPC is to really revise the wages.  It is needed to ensure the withdrawal of the pernicious contributory pension scheme.  It only will ensure that there are no casual or contract system of employment in Government service.   The Government employees must be bestowed with democratic rights and above all must enjoy the facility for collective bargaining and right to strike.  The Gramin Dak Sevak system is a colonial legacy and no civilised country must endure such brutal exploitation.  All is possible through united and sustained action.  The Confederation has proved beyond any iota of doubt that it has built up an organisation capable of carrying out such an action.

12.   To ensure that the Indian people have food security, the farmers are not driven to commit suicide, the workers do have decent job environment and emoluments, the prices of essential commodities do not soar, there is universal public distribution of essential food articles; India has an independent foreign policy, this great Nation is not enslaved by western imperial powers once again, all communities and people of different faiths are allowed to live in peace and harmony; no communal violence erupts; all able bodied people have jobs and livelihood, there must be a Government which exist for the sake of the poor inhabitants of this country.  Central Government employees must take an active role in the ensuing General election and strive with their best to bring about such a Government.

13.   This convention calls upon every worker of the Confederation to fan out and reach out to the rank and file of its membership, explain the stupendous task ahead; to work in consonance with the understanding depicted in this resolution and ensure that they become instruments for a great political change in our country. 

14.   The Convention authorises the National Secretariat to review the political situation emerging after the election and take appropriate decision to mobilise the rank and file of the workers for an eventual industrial action to seek settlement of the 15 point charter of demands.