Revised 10 Points Charter of Demands of CG Employees – Confederation
Annexure – II
ADOPTED IN THE 26th NATIONAL CONFERENCE
HELD AT NAGPUR ON 7th & 8th FEBRUARY 2020.
1. Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Restore old defined benefit Pension scheme (OPS) to all employees . Guarantee 50% of the last pay drawn as Minimum Pension.
2 (a) Implement five year wage revision to Central Government Employees. Appoint 8th Central Pay Commission and revise the Pay, Allowances and Pensionery benefits of Central Government employees with effect from 01-01-2021.
(b) Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers (GoM) to NJ CA leaders on 30-06-2016. Increase Minimum pay and Fitment Formula. Grant HRA arrears from 01-01-2016. Withdraw ” very good” bench mark for MACP, grant promotional hierarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006. Grant option -I Party recommended by 7th CPC to all Central Government Pensioners. Settle all anomalies arising out of 7th CPC implementation. Grant one notional increment to those retired on 30th June.
3. Stop corporatisation and privatisation of Railways, Defence and Postal departments. Withdraw closure orders of Government of India printing presses. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop closure of Government establishments and outsourcing.
4. Fill up all seven lakhs vacant posts in the Central Government Departments in a time bound manner. Reintroduce Regional recruitment for Group B & C Posts.
5. (a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servant status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
(b) Regularise all casual and contract workers including those joined service on or after 01-09-1993.
6. Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.
7. Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of remaining Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Ensure payment of arrears without further delay. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards
8. Remove arbitrary 5% ceiling imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all eligible cases.
9. Grant five time-bound promotions to all Group B & C employees. Complete cadre Review in all departments within a time – frame.
10 (a) Withdraw the anti-worker Wage/ Labour codes and other anti-Labour reforms. Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.
(b) Scrap draconian FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (pension) Rules 1972.
Annexure – III
GIST of the Resolutions Adopted by the 26th National
Conference of Confederation Held at Nagpur
on 7th and 8th February 2020.
1. Scrap NPS, Restore OPS.
2. Five year wage Revision with effect from 01-01-2021
3. Filling up of all vacant posts
4. Regularisation of casual/contract workers and payment of equal wage for equal work.
5. Civil servant status for GDS and implement all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
6. Equal pay for equal work.
7. Stop outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation.
8. MACP post based hierarchical promotion. Date of effect 01-01-2006 and withdraw “very good” bench mark condition.
9.Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.
10. Modify the Recruitment Rules of Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS).
11. Ex-Servicemen pay fixation case.
12. One notional increment to those retired on 30th June.
13. Removal of 5% ceiling for compassionate appointments.
14. Cashless and hassle-free medical treatment facility.
15. Revival and prompt functioning of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) at all levels.
16. Review of the newly declared Income Tax slabs.
17. Stop prise rice of essential commodities including diesel, petrol and cooking gas.
18. Right to strike
19. Abolition of APAR system.
20. Five promotions to all Group B and group C employees,
21. Revision of overtime allowance rates.
22. Regional Recruitment for Group C Posts.
23. Withdraw Citizenship Amendment Act 2019.
24. Withdraw all anti-labour amendments to Labour laws.
25. Parity with Central secretariat staff.
26. Increase the number of CGHS empanelled hospitals. At least one empanelled CGHS hospitals should be there in every District.
27. Promotion earned through departmental promotional examinations should not be counted for MACP.
28. Withdraw DOP & T orders, restricting the tenure of holding elective office to maximum four years.
29. Strict action against those committing atrocities against women and children.
30. Stop communalism and ensure secularism as enshrined in the Constitution of India.
31. Bonus ceiling should be enhanced to 18,000/- with effect from 01-01-2016.
32. Providing at least one interpreter in all departments to remove the communication barrier of Deaf and Dumb employees.
33. Abolish and upgrade all LDC Posts to UDC.
34. Allow closed holidays to the operative staff of Postal department on all Saturdays, just like their counterparts working in Postal administrative offices.
35. Declare “May day” as closed holiday for Central Government employees.
36. Constitute Prevention of Sexual harassment committees in all units.
37. CCL for two years must be with full pay.
38. Stop decentralisation of Postal Accounts.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
POLICY AND PROGRAMME RESOLUTION
(Adopted in the 26th National Conference held at Nagpur on
7th & 8th February 2020)
1 This 26th National Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, held at Nagpur on 7th & 8th February 2020, after detailed deliberations has come to the unanimous conclusion that the attitude of the NDA Government in power at Centre is completely negative towards the genuine and legitimate demands of the Central Government employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual/contract workers. None of the 7th CPC related modifications sought by the JCM National Council, staffside, is settled. The assurance given to the leaders of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) regarding increase in Minimum pay and fitment formula is not honoured and the employees and pensioners are betrayed.
2. The New contributory Pension Scheme (NPs) has in effect become “No pension Scheme”. Inspite of Several memorandums and petitions submitted and also agitational programmes including strikes, the Central Government is not ready to scrap NPS and restore OPS and also to guarantee 50% of the last pay drawn as Minimum pension.
3. About seven lakhs posts are lying vacant in various Central Government departments. Though the Government repeatedly states that there is no ban on recruitments and filling up of direct recruitment quota vacancies, no time bound action is taken to fill up the vacant posts.
4. HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, MACP hierarchical promotional pay scale, and date of effect from 01-01-2006, option- I for pensioners — Government is not ready to reconsider its negative stand. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are yet to be treated as Civil Servants. Exploitation of casual and contract workers continue and equal pay for equal work is denied to them.
5. Large scale outsourcing, downsizing, closure of establishments, Corporatisation, and privatisation has become the order of the day. Privatisation of Railways and mass scale outsourcing of the work done by the Defence Civilian employees are in full swing. Proposal to corporatize defence ordnance factories is not yet dropped. 12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses are ordered to be closed. Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway Printing presses.
6. Autonomous body employees and Pensioners are denied their rightful pay and pension revision in certain departments, due to stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. Compassionate appointments have become a mirage due to the 5% ceiling imposed.
7. Trade Union facilities are denied. Orders banning demonstrations and dharnas are issued. The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension Rules 48 are misused as a short cut to punish and victimise employees who are not in the good book of higher-ups. JCM forums have become mere talking shops without any positive outcome. Recognition under CCS(RSA) Rules 1993 are delayed and Departmental council meetings have become defunct in many departments. Government sponsored unions are given undue patronage. Recognition of fighting organisations are withdrawn on flimsy grounds and Trade Union facilities are denied to the Chief Executives of Recognised Associations. To throttle the democratic functioning of the Unions, the Government of India has now proposed to restrict the tenure of office of the elected representatives of Unions/Associations/Federations of Government employees.
8. This Conference has taken serious note of the continuing onslaughts on the independence and democratic functioning of the constitutional institutions in the Country, the steps taken to create a fear psychosis amongst the people, especially amongst minorities, the conscious disruption of the secular social fabric of the society assiduously built over the years, the receding confidence in the independence of judiciary in the country and above all the concerted endeavour to fan the communal feelings to cover up the failure on economic front and the growing unemployment, inflation, rise in prices of essential commodities etc.
9. This National Conference is of the considered opinion that the wage revision of Central Govt. employees should be once in five years, as in the case of many public sector undertakings and certain State Governments. The last wage revision of Central Govt. employees had taken place with effect from 01-01-2016. Five years will be over by 31-12-2020. Also taking into consideration the fact that the 7th CPC Wage Revision was the worst wage revision, it is high time that the Government initiate the process for appointing next Central Pay Commission i.e., 8th CPC, so that the Pay, Allowances and Pensionary benefits of Central Govt. Employees will be revised with effect from 01-01-2021.
10. Taking into consideration all the above demands and issues which are agitating the minds of 32 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 33 lakhs Central Govt. Civilian pensioners, this 26th National Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, resolve to organise following agitational programmes for realisation of the long pending 10 points charter of demands submitted to Government by Confederation. (copy of the charter of demands enclosed).
Programme of Action:
1. Demands Day in March 2020.
2. Intensive Campaign among employees in the month of April, 2020.
3. One day mass dharna in the month of May 2020.
4. National Convention of Central Govt. Employees in the month of August, 2020.
5. Massive Parliament March in the month of September/October, 2020.
11. As other Central Government Employees organisations and All India State Government Employees Federation are also organising similar programmes, this National Conference authorises the National Secretariat of the Confederation to keep in touch with like-minded organisations and explore the possibility of organising united action programmes on Minimum agreed demands, with “Scrap NPS and Restore OPS” as the main demand.