12 Points Charter of Demands of Central Government Employees – Confederation
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DECIDED TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE FOR SETTLEMENT OF 12 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES.
ORGANISE PROTEST DHARNAS AT ALL DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS AND STATE HEADQUARTERS (OBSERVING COVID PROTOCOL)
- 6th November 2020 — Friday — Dharna at all District Headquarters and in front of all major offices.
- 10th December 2020 — Thursday — Dharna at all State Headquarters.
- Start preperations now onwards and ensure that the programme is organized at all centres.
As already notified, the National Executive Committee meeting of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers was held on 26.09.2020 (online video Conference) under the Presidentship of Com K.K.N.Kutty , National Vice President.
The meeting commenced after paying respectful homage to all departed leaders , especially Coms : M.S.Raja , R.seetha Lakshmi , S.S.Roy , R.Sivannarayana and Com Mani Achari. Two minutes silence was observed.
Com R.N.Parashar , Secretary General , Confederation presented a brief report on all the agenda items. Thereafter discussion took place. The following are the important decisions.
Agenda No.1 — Review of the 26th National Conference of Confederation held at Nagpur on 7th & 8th February 2020.
Conference was well organised and arrangements made were excellent. About 36 affiliates and 13 State Coordination Committees (COCs) participated. 238 delegates and 43 Visitors attended. (Male 263 and Female 18).Conference was jointly inaugurated by Com Tapan Sen (General Secretary , CITU) and Com Amarjeet Kaur (General Secretary , AITUC).46 delegates participated in the discussion — 33 from affiliated organisations and 13 from State COCs. Election of office bearers was unanimous. Com Ravindran B Nair (ITEF) , Com Tapas Bose ( Audit) , Com R.N.Parashar (NFPE) , Com S.B.Yadav (Postal Accounts – AIPAEA) are elected as President , Working President , Secretary General and Financial Secretary respectively.The National Executive congratulated the COC Vidarbha Region Nagpur for making best arrangements for the successful conducting of the 26th National Conference.
Agenda No.2 — Approval of the Accounts of the Confederation prepared by the five member office bearers Committee constituted by National Secretariat.
As Financial Secretary has neither attended the Conference nor prepared and submitted the Audited Accounts for the period from 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2019 , the Audited Accounts could not be presented in the Conference. However he has prepared and emailed an unaudited Accounts for the above period to the then President on 07.02.2020 which was not presented in the house as it was unaudited. As decided in the National Conference , the National Secretariat meeting held on 28.06.2020 has constituted a five member office bearers Committee , consisting of President , Secretary General , Financial Secretary , Ex- President and Ex – Secretary General to verify the Accounts with available documents and submit it for approval of the National Executive Committee. Accordingly the Accounts for the period from 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2019 , prepared by the five members committee was circulated among all National Executive Committee members , well in advance and the same was also presented before the National Executive Committee for discussion and approval. The National Executive Committee after detailed discussion approved and passed the Accounts for the period from 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2019.
Agenda No.3 — Approval of Revised Charter of demands and future course of action.
The National Executive Committee meeting approved the revised Charter of demands (copy enclosed as Annexure – 1 of this circular) and decided to organise following agitational programmes , strictly observing Covid protocol.
6th November 2020 Friday
Dharna at all District Headquarters and in front of all major offices.
10th December 2020 — Thursday.
Dharna at all State Headquarters.
Further course of action will be decided by the National Secretariat meeting to be held in December 2020.
Agenda No.4 — Attack on recognised status of Associations/ Unions and Federations.
The representatives of NFPE and ITEF reported that they have received certain communications from their Departmental heads regarding their recognised status and they are trying to settle it through negotiations with the concerned authorities. Regarding non-granting or delay in granting recognition to certain affiliated organisations of Confederation , the Federal Executive decided to take up with the concerned authorities and also through Secretary (staffside) JCM National Council.
Agenda No.5 — Organisational matters of affiliates of Confederation and functioning during Covid -19 days.
Secretary General reported that the following calls given by Confederation for organising demonstrations, dharna etc was implemented in all centres, but the participation was less due to Covid restrictions.
1. 1st May 2020 — Protest demonstrations against DA/DR freezing.
2. 22nd May 2020 — Protest demonstrations on Charter of demands and Corona related issues.
3. 3rd July 2020 — Central Trade Unions programme against various attacks on working class.
4. 9th August 2020 — Central Trade Unions programme and protest against compulsory retirement orders.
5. 9th September 2020 — Central Trade Unions programme.
6. 23rd September 2020 — Central Trade Unions programme.
Some of the NE members reported CGHS related and Covid related issues which will be taken up with concerned Ministries / Departments. In some states like Kerala and West Bengal , the state COCs had organised their own state level programmes including webinars.
Agenda No.6 — Participation of Central Govt Employees in the action programmes chalked out by the Central Trade Unions.
Secretary General reported that all the action programmes of Central Trade Unions are implemented in the Central Government Employees sector as mentioed in Agenda No.5. However participation of Employees were less due to Covid restrictions.
The meeting concluded with vote of thanks.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
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) Scrap the draconian FR 56((j) & (i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972. Stop terrorizing and victimising employees.
(b) Withdraw the attack against the recognised status of Associations and Federations.
(c) Withdraw the anti-worker Wage/Labour codes and other anti-labour reforms.
(d) Stop attack on trade union rights.
3. (a) Withdraw the orders freezing the DA and DR of employees and Pensioners and impounding of arrears till 30-06-2021.
(b) Implement five year wage revision and Pension revision to Central Government employees and Pensioners. Appoint 8th Central Pay Commission and revise the Pay, Allowances and Pensionary benefits of Central Government employees and Pensioners with effect from 01-01-2021.
(c) Honour the assurance given by Group of Ministers (GoM) to NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016. Increase minimum pay and fitment formula recommended by 7th CPC. Grant HRA arrears from 01-01-2016.
(d) Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark for MACP, grant promotional hierarchy and date of effect of MACP from 01-01-2006.
(e) Grant Option-1 parity recommended by 7th CPC to all Central Govt. Pensioners. Grant one notional increment to those who retired on 30th June.
(f) Settle all anomalies arising out of 7th CPC implementation.
4. Stop ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all seven lakhs vacant posts in Central Government departments in a time bound manner. Scrap National Recruitment Agency and introduce Departmentwise recruitment and Regional recruitment for Group B and C posts. Stop re-engaging retired personnel in Central Govt. services.
5. Stop Corporatisation and privatisation of Railways, Defence and Postal Departments. Withdraw closure/merger orders of Govt. of India Printing Presses and Postal Stores depots/Postal Stamp depots. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop outsourcing and closure of Govt. establishments.
6. (a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servants 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.
7. Settle all Covid-9 related issues pertaining to Central Govt. employees and Pensioners on top priority basis. Treat the period of absence during lock down as duty. Grant full wages to casual, part-time, contingent and contract workers during the lock down period.
8. Grant 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.
9. Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision to remaining Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Ensure payment of full arrears without further delay. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.
10. Remove arbitrary 5% ceiling imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all eligible cases.
11. Grant five time-bound promotions to all Group B & C employees. Complete cadre review in all departments in a time bound manner.
12. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM Scheme at all levels.