Monday, July 27, 2015

2015 SEPTEMBER 2

NATIONWIDE ONE DAY STRIKE AS PER THE CALL OF ALL CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS AND INDEPENDENT FEDERATIONS

2015 NOVEMBER 23

NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE AS PER THE CALL OF NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION OF ALL JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING RAILWAY, DEFENCE & CONFEDERATION.
 

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DECIDED TO MAKE BOTH THE STRIKES A GRAND SUCCESS.
 JOINT DELEGATE SESSION OF 14TH ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF ALL INDIA CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION AND 6TH ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF ALL INDIA CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION CATEGORY II HELD IN CHENNAI FROM 15TH TO 17TH JULY 2015 ENDORSED ABOVE STRIKE CALLS AND APPEALED UPON THE CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES OF THE COUNTRY TO PARTICIPATE AND MAKE THE CALLS CENT PERCENT SUCCESS.

START INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AND PREPARATIONS NOW ONWARDS.

CONDUCT GENERAL BODY MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS, OFFICE-TO-OFFICE CAMPAIGN AND GATE MEETINGS

CIRCULATE NOTICES, PAMPHLETS, POSTERS AMONG ALL EMPLOYEES. EXHIBIT IN ALL WEBSITES.

STRIKE NOTICE FOR 2ND SEPTEMBER STRIKE SHOULD BE SERVED BY ALL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS ON 11TH AUGUST 2015.


Dear Comrades,

The National Executive Committee meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers was held at New Delhi on 12.07.2015. Affiliated organizations, General Secretaries of State Committees (COCs) and CHQ office Bearers attended the meeting. After detailed deliberations for about six hours, the meeting took the following important decisions.

(I)     2nd SEPTEMBER 2015 NATIONAL STRIKE:
1.    Confederation and all its affiliated organizations shall participate in the Nationwide one day strike on 2nd September 2015 as per the call of all Central Trade Unions and independent Federations.

2.      Charter of demands on which the strike is being organized on September 2nd by Confederation shall include
(1)   12 point common charter of demands affecting all sections of the Indian working class and

(2)   10 point charter of demands of the central government employees formulated by the National Joint Council of Action.
3.      Intensive campaign should be conducted among all Central Government Employees by each individual organization by holding General body meetings, conventions, office-to-office campaign and gate meetings. Notices, pamphlets and posters should be printed and circulated to all offices and employees. Wide publicity should be given through print and electronic media. All websites of affiliates shall exhibit the campaign details, photos etc.

4.      Confederation CHQ Leaders shall visit all important centers throughout the country between August 16 to 31st and address Joint Conventions/meetings of the employees. Meetings should be organized by the state/District level units of the Confederation (C-O-Cs). Advance planning should be made by the C-O-Cs to make the campaign programmes of Al India Leaders a grand success, by ensuring maximum participation of employees from all affiliated organizations (Details of the campaign programme will be published in the website within two days.)

5.      State/District Units of the Confederation shall plan and organize their own campaign programmes at state/District level.

6.      Strike notice will be served by Confederation CHQ to the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India on 11th August 2015. On the same day each individual affiliated organization of the Confederation should also serve strike notice to their respective Departmental heads. Demonstrations in front of all important offices should be held on 11th August 2015. Copy of the strike notice served by each organization should be sent (email) to confederation CHQ.

7.      All affiliated organization shall make maximum efforts to ensure participation of maximum number of employees in the 2nd September strike. More than 10 crores organized and unorganized workers will be participating in the strike.

8.      All affiliated organizations should issue their own separate circulars to all the lower units directing the Branch/District/Divisional/State/Circle level leaders to start campaign work immediately and also to ensure maximum participation of employees in the strike.

(II)   23rd NOVEMBER INDEFINITE STRIKE:

1.      Confederation and all its affiliated organizations shall commence their own independent intensive campaign especially among grass-root level workers from now onwards.

2.      At the same time Confederation state/District level leadership (C-O-Cs) should take initiative to organize joint conventions of National Joint Council of Action at maximum possible centres.

3.      Immediately after the 2nd September strike and after submission of report by 7th CPC, the Confederation National Executive will meet again and decide further programmes to intensify the campaign programme for the success of 23rd November indefinite strike.

4.      A Resolution adopted by the National Executive regarding 2nd September one day strike and 23rd November indefinite strike is enclosed herewith.

2ND SEPTEMBER 2015 STRIKE CHARTER OF DEMANDS

PART-I
1.      Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalisation of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2.      Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3.      Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measure for violation for labour laws.
4.      Universal social security cover for all workers
5.      Minimum wages of not less than Rs. 15,000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6.      Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs. 3000/- P.M. for the entire working population.
7.      Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs.
8.      Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9.      Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10.  Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting applications; and immediate ratification of ILO Convention C 87 and C 98.
11.  Against Labour Law Amendments
12.  Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

PART-II

1.      Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC.
2.      No Privatization, PPP or FDI in Railways, Defence Establishment and no corporatization of Postal services.
3.      No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.
4.      Scrap PFRDA Act an re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
5.      No outsourcing, contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.
6.      Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.
7.      Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointment.
8.      No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
9.      Remove the ceiling on payment on bonus
10.  Ensure five promotions in the serve career.


RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE CONFEDERATION HELD ON 12.07.2015 AT NEW DELHI.

1.      The National Executive of the Confederation which met at New Delhi on 12.07.2015 decided unanimously to endorse the call of the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations in the country for organizing one day nationwide strike on 2nd September 2015 to oppose the ongoing aggressive neo-liberal economic policies of the Government of India. The National Executive has decided to call upon all its affiliates to organize intensive mobilization campaign to reach out to each and every Central Government employees. The National Executive has also decided to deploy the National and state leaders of Confederation for a wider campaign amongst the Central Government employees in all states and District capitals of the country.

2.      The meeting also noted with grave concern the rejection of a 5 years wage revision for Central Government Employees by the 7th Pay Commission and consequent demand of the benefit of merger of DA an Interim Relief. The meeting also noted the advisory articles appearing in the corporate/controlled media against the wage revision of Central Government Employees to influence the recommendation of the 7th CPC. The meeting noted with grave concern the negative attitude of the Government towards three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department by refusing to include them in the 7th CPC. The meeting decided to exhort the affiliates to bring the contents of the memorandum of the staff side JCM once again to the employees and prepare them for the proposed indefinite strike action of the CGEs including Railways and Defence workers from 23rd November 2015. It was also decided that besides the National charter of demands of prepared by the Central Trade Unions, the 10-point Charter of demands of the JCM staff side National Council shall form the combined charters of demands of the Central Government employees for the strike action on 2nd September 2015.

3.      The meeting decided to appeal to all state committees and affiliated organizations to take active part in all meetings and conventions organized by Central Trade Unions, jointly with state Government Employees Federation, Bank, Insurance and other public sector undertakings. The Confederation and its affiliates shall serve strike notice for the 2ndSeptember strike on 11th August 2015 by holding massive demonstrations at the respective work places.

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
                                
  (RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
                               CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS: NEW DELHI
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category -II
     CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS: COCHIN
Phone/fax-011 23345070. Mobile 9868520926, email:- v.aicaea@gmail.com

Central Office: -                                                                                     Address for Communication:-
16-A, Akbar Road Hutments,                                                                          17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
New Delhi: - 110011                                                                                                       Kali Bari Marg,
                                                                                                                                   New Delhi-110001

No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2015/1046                                                                               Dated: 27.07.2015

To,
                Com. M. Krishnan,
                Secretary General,
                Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers,
                1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building,
                New Delhi – 110003

Subject:-  forwarding of Resolution III adopted in the Joint Delegate session of AICAEA and AICAEACATII regarding participation in the Strike on 2nad September 2015 and indefinite Strike from 23rd November 2015

Sir,
  We the undersigned are enclosing herewith a self-explanatory Resolution on the above mentioned subject adopted in the joint delegate session of the Delegates of 14TH All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and 6th All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II held in Chennai from 15th to 17th July 2015.

            The above mentioned joint delegate session decided unanimously to endorse the decision of the National Executive meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers which has endorsed the call of the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations in the country for organizing one day nationwide strike on 2nd September 2015
The joint delegate session also decided to exhort the Branches and Units to bring the contents of the memorandum of the staff side JCM once again to the knowledge of the employees and prepare them for the proposed indefinite strike action of the CGEs including Railways and Defence workers from 23rd November 2015. The joint delegate session further decided to deploy the National and Branch leaders of NFCAA and its affiliates for mobilizing the members.
           
Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,
Encl: as above
                                                                                                                                                                                     Gopal Krishna Nair                                                                                                    (V.Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General                                                                                                        Secretary General
All India Civil Accounts Employees                                             All India Civil Accounts Employees
Association Category-II                                                                                                         Association



Resolution III
This Joint delegate session of the delegates of 14TH All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and 6th All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II being held in Chennai on 17th July 2015 noted with grave concern that the Government of India,  for bringing sweeping changes in the Land Acquisition Act, permitting forcible acquisition of land from the farmers and drastically curbing farmer’s right to land and agricultural worker’s right to livelihood, bringing  drastic changes in the labour laws in favour of the employers, attacking on the existing social securities like EPF, ESI benefits, cutting budgetary allocations to the schemes which benefit the poor like MNREGA, dismantling of the Public Distribution System, disinvesting profit making public sector undertakings, not implementing tripartite decisions of the successive Indian Labour Conferences (ILCs), Ignoring the 10 point demands submitted earlier by the Central Trade Unions pending since UPA Government etc.
The Joint delegate session also noted that the Central Government Employees are the worst sufferers due to the policy offensives of the Government. No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No retrospective date of effect to 7th CPC from 01.01.2014 as demanded by JCM Staff Side, refusal to include Gramin Dak Sewaks under 7thCPC, denial of revision of wages and regularization of casual labourers, non implementation of Cadre Restructuring, 5% condition on Compassionate appointment, non revision of bonus ceiling, non implementation of arbitration awards, non-convening of JCM National Council  and enforcement of ADHAR based attendance system are the one year balance sheet of the Modi Government in the Central Government employees sector. Over and above this, policy offensives like Task Force Committee Report on Postal Corporatisation, Bibek Deb Roy Committee Report on Railway privatization, corporatization of the 41 Ordinance factories in the Defence sector, move to close down printing, stationery and publication department and Medical store depots, non filling up of vacancies, downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation are also being implemented in an aggressive manner.
The joint delegate session also noted the advisory articles appearing in the corporate/controlled media against the wage revision of Central Government Employees to influence the recommendation of the 7th CPC.
The Joint delegate session is of the considered opinion that terrible attack on the working people of the country including Central Government employees should be combated determinedly. The anti worker character of the neo liberal policies and the capitalist class interest behind these policies must be thoroughly exposed. To resist and repulse these attacks on the working class the united trade union movement gave a call for a country wide general strike on 2nd September 2015.From 1991 onwards, when the Congress government started implementing these policies, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and its affiliates including the officers and employees organizations of Civil Accounts has been opposing it and had joined the main stream of the working class in resisting the onslaught of imperialist globalization policies.
As it was decided by the National Executive meeting of the Confederation that apart from the National Charter of Demands prepared by the Central Trade Unions, the 10-point Charter of Demands of the JCM staff side National Council shall form the combined charters of demands of the Central Government employees for the strike action on 2nd September 2015, the joint delegate session decided unanimously to endorse the decision of the National Executive meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers which has endorsed the call of the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations in the country for organizing one day nationwide strike on 2nd September 2015 to oppose the ongoing aggressive neo-liberal economic policies of the Government of India. This joint delegate session also directs the rank and file membership of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II to participate and make the strike opn 2nd Septem2015 a cent percent success.
The joint delegate session further decided to exhort the Branches and Units to bring the contents of the memorandum of the staff side JCM once again to the knowledge of the employees and prepare them for the proposed indefinite strike action of the CGEs including Railways and Defence workers from 23rd November 2015. The joint delegate session further decided to deploy the National and Branch leaders of NFCAA and its affiliates for mobilizing the members.
 The Joint delegate session unanimously resolved to appeal upon the totality of the membership of the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II to take active part in all meetings and conventions organized by Central Trade Unions, jointly with state Government Employees Federation, Bank, Insurance and other public sector undertakings. The Confederation and its affiliates shall serve strike notice for the 2nd September strike on 11th August 2015 by holding massive demonstrations at the respective work places. On the same day the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II shall also serve the strike notice jointly to the Controller General of Accounts.
The Joint delegate session also resolved to forward this Resolution to the Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and all others concerned.
                                                                                                
A.K. Mehta                                                                                                              K.Venkatasubramanian
Member Presidium                                                                                                       Member Presidium
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
                                  (RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
                               CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS: NEW DELHI
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category -II
     CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS: COCHIN
Phone/fax-011 23345070. Mobile 9868520926, email:- v.aicaea@gmail.com

Central Office: -                                                                                  Address for Communication:-
16-A, Akbar Road Hutments,                                                                       17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
New Delhi: - 110011                                                                                                      Kali Bari Marg,
                                                                                                                                   New Delhi-110001

No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2015/1045                                                                      Dated: 27.07.2015

To,
                Shri M.J. Joseph,
                Controller General of Accounts,
                Ministry of Finance,
                Department of Expenditure,
                Loknayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
                New Delhi – 110003

Subject:-  forwarding of Resolution II adopted in the Joint Delegate session on the demand of grant of recognition to AICAEA CAT II and NFCAA

Sir,
  We the undersigned are enclosing herewith a self-explanatory Resolution on the above mentioned subject adopted in the joint delegate session of the Delegates of 14TH All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and 6th All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II held in Chennai from 15th to 17th July 2015.

                We have already handed over a Memorandum to your good self on 2nd June 2015 containing the request for settlement of important pending demands including the above referred demand. It is more than a decade the issue of recognitions to All India Civil Accounts Employees Accounts Employees Association Category II and National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations are pending with CGA authorities.
The joint delegate session of aforementioned conferences have requested you to either Grant Recognition to the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II and the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations immediately in terms of the relevant rules of the Government of India or re-categorize the employee’s organizations as was there prior to 2002 and allow the AAO and rest of the category of employees to be the members of same Association as this has been allowed to the employees Associations of Indian Audit and Accounts Department by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
                                We hope you will kindly take early favourable action on the request made through the enclosed resolution.
           
Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,
Encl: as above
                                                                                                                                                                                     Gopal Krishna Nair                                                                                                    (V.Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General                                                                                                        Secretary General
All India Civil Accounts Employees                                             All India Civil Accounts Employees
Association Category-II                                                                                                         Association
Resolution-II
This Joint delegate session of the delegates of 14TH All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and 6th All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II being held in Chennai on 17th July 2015 discussed the issue of non-grant of Recognition to All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II and thereby to the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations.
1.      The Joint session noted that, prior to 2002, all categories of employees from the grade of AAO to Group-D were the members of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association was all along a recognized Association. However, in 2002 after completion of membership verification under CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993, the then Civil Accounts authorities conveyed the composite All India Civil Accounts Employees Association that it would be granted recognition under CCS (RSA) if it removes the cadre of JA0/AAO from its membership.
The JAO/AAOs now AAOs had therefore, formed a separate Association in the name of “All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II” in 2003 and submitted all relevant documents required for recognition under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. It requested authorities to undertake membership verification and thereafter, grant recognition to the Association. The Association also observed all formalities it was asked and obeyed all instructions given to it from time to time.
But it is very unfortunate that, even after more than a decade the Association has not been granted recognition under CCS (RSA), Rules, 1993 on the plea that, it does not represent 35% of the total number of employees which is totally untenable.
Moreover, in spite of repeated requests, the office of the Controller General of Accounts is not issuing instructions to the departmental heads and DDOs to deduct its membership subscription at the enhanced rate it has proposed after deciding for the same in its conferences.
There are nearly two thousand AAOs and among them many are working in remotest corners of the country. The grievances of the employees in the cadre need to be addressed in a regular manner. As the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II has no recognition, authorities do not interact with the representatives Association officially on the issues of its members.
2.      The joint central working committee meeting of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II held at Cochin in 2003 decided to hold the Federal council meeting and form the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations (NFCAA). The newly formed NFCAA requested CGA to grant recognition to the federation in terms of the DOPT OM dated 03-07-2002. But the Controller General of Accounts vide letter dated 29-10-2003 informed the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations that its recognition shall be considered after its affiliated Associations i.e. All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II are recognized.

3.      This Joint Delegate session observed that the situations discussed above are not prevailing in any of the Accounts and Audit departments of the country. In the Indian Audit Accounts Department, though the employees’ organizations of AAO and rest of the category of employees have been categorized as Category II and Category III respectively and asked to form separate Associations at the lower formations but at the apex level a single joint forum is allowed to represent both categories.
4.      This Joint Delegate session of 14TH All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and 6th All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II therefore,  resolves to urge upon the Controller General of Accounts to –
a)      Grant Recognition to the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II and the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations immediately in terms of the relevant rules of the Government of India.
Or
b)      Re-categorize the employee’s organizations as was there prior to 2002 and allow the AAO and rest of the category of employees to be the members of same Association.
5.      The meeting resolves to forward the Resolution to the Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi and all others concerned.
                                                                                         
A.K. Mehta                                                                                                          K.Venkatasubramanian
Member Presidium                                                                                                     Member Presidium