NFAEE

NFAEE is the one and only all India Federation of Atomic Energy Worker, recognised by Government of india/Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

It represents the Industrial, Research & Development and Serivce organisations under Department of Atomic Energy.

26 Unions and associations of DAE Employees recognised under CCS (RSA) Rule are affilaited with NFAEE

Sunday, February 15, 2015

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
NEW DELHI

ATOMIC ENERGY – KALPAKAM – VICTIMIZATION – SOLIDARITY DAY

Hold Protest demonstrations on 18.02.2015

The meeting of the participating members in the study camp organized by the confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers at Bangalore unanimously resolved to urge the authorities of the Department of Atomic Energy and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research to revoke the suspension of 4 Office Bearers of NFAEE/AEEA with immediate effect and stop the move to derecognize the Atomic Energy Employees Association recognisegned under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993.

            The participants’ notes that the suspension was initiated against these leaders to leading the entire nuclear worker of the Kalpakkam on the attempt of the management is nothing but to suppress the trade union activities at Kalpakkam and the meeting condemn the attitude.

            The meeting of the participating members extends support and solidarity to the fighting comrades of the Kalpakkam.
      
            To express the solidarity with the victimised comrades the meeting has resolved to call upon all organisations affiliated to confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, its branches and members throughout the country to held massive demonstration on 18th February 2015 and to pass resolution and send the same to The Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Anushakti Bhavan, CSM Marg, Mumbai-400001 or send by Email.

The email id of Secretary DAE is: chmndae@gov.in

(M. KRISHNAN)
Secretary General

Draft copy of the Resolution is given below:


To

The Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy
Anushakthi Bhavan
CSM Marg, Mumbai 400 001

Dear Respected Sir,

The meeting of the participating members in the study camp organized by the confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers at Bangalore unanimously resolved to urge the authorities of the Department of Atomic Energy and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research to revoke the suspension of 4 Office Bearers of NFAEE/AEEA with immediate effect and stop the move to derecognize the Atomic Energy Employees Association recognised under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993.

The participants’ notes that the suspension was initiated against these leaders to leading the entire nuclear worker of the Kalpakkam on the attempt of the management is nothing but to suppress the trade union activities at Kalpakkam and the meeting condemn the attitude.

……….. (Name of the Federation/Association) urge the Secretary, DAE to revoke the suspension of 4 Office bearers of AEEA with immediate effect and stop the move to derecognize AEEA and initiate dialogue with the Association to resolve issues and bring back normalcy at Kalpakkam.

          Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,



(Gen. Secretary)
…………….( Name of the Federation/Association)



Saturday, February 14, 2015

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National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
JCM Office, Brindavan, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Web site: www.nfaee.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com
Ref. No: nfaee/15/36                                                               14.02.2015




COM. VYAS IS NO MORE
COM. VYASJI LEFT ALL OF US FOR EVER AT ABOUT 8.20 PM ON 13TH FEBRAURY 2015

VYASJI WAS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AT JAIPUR ABOUT 11 AM ON 1ST FEB, ONE DAY BEFORE HIS 86TH BIRTHDAY AFTER A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK. HE UNDERWENT ANGIO PLASTY IMMEDIATELY AND ALL OF US HOPED THAT HE IS OUT OF DANGER. BUT AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS, HE HAD ANOTHER ATTACK. HIS BP BECAME UNSTABLE AND THEREAFTER INTESTINE ALSO GOT AFFECTED. ON 13TH FEB HE SUFFERED ANOTHER HEART ATTACK – CAUSING DEATH.

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF ATOMIC ENERGY EMPLOYEES (NFAEE) OWES ITS STATURE TO VYASJI. HE WAS A LEADER, LEADER PAR EXCELLENT. HIS STYLE OF WORKING EVEN AT THE ADVANCED AGE WAS AMAZING AND INIMITABLE.

VASJI WAS THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION FROM 1969 TO 1981 AND THEREAFTER PRESIDENT UPTO 39TH CONFERENCE AT CHENNAI IN SEPT 1989. VYASJI BECAME THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF CONFEDERATION WHEN HE WAS ADDITIONAL SECRETARY GENERAL OF OUR ASSOCIATION. HE CONTINUED AS SECRETARY GENERAL OF CONFEDERATION UPTO SEPTEMBER 2006, AFTER WHICH HE BECAME PRESIDENT. HE STEPPED DOWN FROM ALL ELECTED POSTS IN THE KOLKATA CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION IN 2013 AND ASSIGNED AS ADVISER TO THE CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS. He was holding the posts of Secretary General of both BCPC and NCCPA, Federations of Pensioners Associations till his end.

THIS LOSS IS IRREPARABLE TO THE ENTIRE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES MOVEMENT IN THE COUNTRY.

MORTAL REMAINS OF VYASJI HAS BEEN TAKEN TO HIS ANCESTRAL HOUSE JODHPUR. CREMEATION WOULD BE AT JODHPUR. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS AND GRAND CHILDREN AND GREAT GRAND CHILDREN.

RED SALUTE TO COM SK VYAS!
WE DIP OUR FLAG IN HIS HONOUR!

All the affiliates are requested to hold condolence meeting on 16th February 2015 in respect of the departed leader and intimate the Head Quarters.

With fraternal greetings

Comradely yours,


(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General





Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25596519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189


Sunday, January 18, 2015


Pre-Budget Consultation with Finance Minister

Central Trade Unions demanded directional change of economic policies

We demand Govt to ensure ‘Ease of life and livelihood of the common people”, “not merely ease of doing business”—the central trade unions asserted in the prebudget consultation meeting with Finance Minister on 17th January 2015. 

All the eleven central trade unions submitted joint memorandum which basically underlined trade unions’ view and proposals for directional change in the pro-corporate pro-big-business economic policy regime which landed the country’s economy into a mess in the process of last few decades. They spoke on one voice on the disastrous consequences even during the period under the new government at the centre, of such pro-corporate economic policy regime on the declining standard of living  of the common people and also on employment generation, downslide in wages, mass scale contractorisation etc.

The leaders reminded the Finance Minister that in the same pre-budget consultation meeting held on 6TH June 2014, trade unions urged upon reversal of the economic  policies followed by the UPA government which according to Finance Minister himself, landed the country’s economy in the mess. He has many times made such comment both inside and outside Parliament.  But in the process of last eight months it became clear that his government has been pursuing the same brand of policies more aggressively bulldozing the opinions of the common people, trade unions and various mass organization and also bulldozing the Parliament through Ordinance route. He reminded the Minister that the Govt felt it emergency in promulgating Ordinances for denationalization of the coal industry, for tampering the Land Acquisition Act for the benefit of big corporates and land-mafias, But no emergency was felt for implementing the consensus tripartite recommendations of successive Indian Labour Conferences  for enhancing minimum wage to Rs 15000/- or giving the anganwadi, mid-day-meal, ASHA  and other scheme workers the right of minimum wage and social security benefit or ensuring same wage as regular workers for the contract workers for doing the same work. And while neglecting these issues involving millions of working people, slogans are being chanted “sabka saath –sabka vikash” in the media particularly when in the span of last two years including eight months of NDA rule,  wage level in rural India has taken a drastic and dramatic plunge. During the same period, MNREGA expenditures declined by 3 and 36 per cent as per Mid Year Economic Analysis published by Govt. The same document expressed expectation of same trend of deceleration of wage to continue. Side by side, the urban wage-level is being suppressed to the level of hardly 2.5% of the total cost of production on the average. This is quite natural since the Government is busy in promoting “ease of doing business” complementary to which creating severe un-ease and miseries in the lives and living of the working people. 

The trade union leaders cautioned the Government, if these trend continues, the NDA Government’s so called dream of all round development will remain a mere rhetoric being made by the Minister in public domain through media to deceive the people –that can never materialize in the face of aggravating poverty, decline in purchasing power of the common people and shrinkage of the domestic market making any investment unsustainable The Government must the direction of its policies reversing its project of privatization, dismantling labour laws and frittering away natural resources.

 Brijesh Upadhyay and Surendran (BMS), D L Sachdeva (AITUC), S Q Jama(INTUC), Tapan Sen (CITU), R K Sharma (AIUTUC), Shanmugan (LPF) Monali (SEWA), Ashok Ghosh (UTUC), S P Tewari (TUCC), Santosh Roy (AICCTU), S D  Tyagi (HMS)were among the trade union leaders present in the meeting. 

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS’ JOINT MEMORANDUM TO FINANCE MINISTER

17th January 2015
The Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
Govt. of India,
North Block,
New Delhi            

Dear Sir,

We thank you for inviting the central trade unions representing the working people in the country in both organized and unorganized sector for this pre-budget consultation.

In the previous pre-budget consultation meeting with you held on 6th June 2014, we urged upon you to please consider a directional change in the economic policy regime from that pursued during the previous government which, you have also admitted, had landed the country’s economy in a bad situation. In fact, we had articulated our views and proposals on that premise. But we like to submit candidly that our proposals did not receive a positive response and the economic policies followed the same trajectory and made situation worse for the mass of the people during the intervening period.

Sir, the Mid Term Economic Analysis (2014-15) by Govt of India itself admitted that for the period under review despite increase in GDP growth rate, and a much bigger increase in profit of the corporate sector and big business lobby, the wages for the working people who actually create the GDP in both rural and urban areas plunged on the average. Overall standard of living of people deteriorated and unemployment situation in the country has not improved in the least. Much more jobs were lost owing to closure/lockout, retrenchment than created during the intervening period. And in the midst of such situation, the Govt has already decided to cut already budgeted expenditure in the social sector such as MNREGA, Health, Education etc which we strongly deplore.  Such a phenomenon warranted serious reconsideration on directional change in the economic policy regime and we again urge you for the same.

We express our serious concern and dismay over the manner the Govt have been pushing various major economic policy related decisions through promulgation of Ordinances. At least eight Ordinances were promulgated during last eight months of the new Govt. We record our determined opposition to such practice of Ordinance route of governance. In particular we also oppose the Ordinance on coal sector, insurance sector and on Land Acquisition Act and want you to please take note of the rousing opposition and struggles by the workers and the farmers against such disastrous exercises. We demand all such Ordinances should be withdrawn forthwith.       

We wish that our candid observations, considered views and concrete proposals are taken in the right spirit and responded with all seriousness and given appropriate reflections in the ensuing budget 2014-15.

Our proposals:

Some of these specific proposals have time and again been placed by us in various policy making fora including the earlier pre-budget consultations. However, we would like to reiterate them, urging your positive response:

1.      Take effective measures to arrest the spiraling price rise and to contain inflation; Ban speculative forward trading in commodities; Universalise and strengthen the Public Distribution System; Ensure proper check on hoarding; Rationalise, with a view to reduce the burden on people, the tax/duty/cess on petroleum products.

2.   There must be massive investment in the infrastructure in order to    stimulate the economy for job creation. The Mid Term Economic Analysis(2014-15) published by Govt of India has clearly mentioned about the failure of the PPP experiments in infrastructure development and opined for public investment. It is our considered view that the Public sector should take the leading role in this regard. The plan & non-plan expenditure should be increased in the budget to stimulate jobs creation and guarantee consistent income to people.

3.     Minimum wage linked to Consumer Price Index must be guaranteed to all workers, taking into consideration the recommendations of the 15th Indian Labour Conference as enriched by Apex Court of the country as reiterated in 44th ILC in 2012. In any case, it should not be less than Rs.15,000/- p.m.

4.    FDI should not be allowed in crucial sectors like defence production, telecommunications, Railways, financial sector, retail trade, education, health and media.

5.      The public sector units played a crucial role during the year of severe contraction of private capital investment immediately following the outbreak of global financial crisis. PSUs should be strengthened and expanded. Disinvestment of shares of profit making public sector units should be stopped forthwith. Budgetary support should be given for revival of potentially viable Sick CPSUs

6.         In view of huge job losses and mounting unemployment problem, the ban on recruitment in Govt. deptts, PSUs and autonomous institutions (including recent Finance Ministry’s instruction to abolish those posts not filled for one year) should be lifted as recommended by 43rd Session of Indian Labour Conference. Condition of surrender of posts in govt. departments and PSUs should be scrapped and new posts be created keeping in view the new work and increased workload.

7.    Proper allocation of funds be made for interim relief of 20% and     100% DA merge with basic pay and allowances including neutralization percentage be paid on merged DA in view of 7th CPC to all Govt. employees. Similarly, 100% DA of PSU employees be also merged with basic pay.

8.         The scope of MGNREGA be extended to agriculture operations and urban areas as well and employment for minimum period of 200 days with guaranteed statutory wage be provided, as unanimously recommended by 43rd Session of Indian Labour Conference. The drastic cut already inflicted on the MNREGA allocation should be restored.

9.      The massive workforce engaged in ICDS, Mid-day meal scheme, Vidya volunteers, Guest Teachers, Siksha Mitra, the workers engaged in the Accredited Social Health Activities (ASHA) and other schemes be regularized. No to privatization of centrally funded schemes. Universalisation of ICDS be done as per Supreme Court directions by making adequate budgetary allocations.

10.       Steps be taken for removal of all restrictive provisions based on poverty line in respect of eligibility coverage of the schemes under the Unorganised Workers Social Security Act 2008 and allocation of adequate resources for the National Fund for Unorganised Workers to provide for Social Security to all unorganized workers including the contract/casual and migrant workers in line with the recommendations of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour and also the 43rd Session of Indian Labour Conference.

11.      Remunerative Prices should be ensured for the agricultural produce and Govt. investment public investment in agriculture sector must be substantially augmented as a proportion of GDP and total budgetary expenditure. It should also be ensured that benefits of the increase reach the small, marginal and medium cultivators only;

12.   Budgetary provision should be made for providing essential services including housing, public transport, sanitation, water, schools, crèche health care etc. to workers in the new emerging industrial areas. Working women’s hostels should be set up where there is a concentration of women workers.

13.     Requisite budgetary support for addressing crisis in traditional sectors like Jute, Textiles, Plantation, Handloom, Carpet and Coir etc.

14.  Budgetary provision for elementary education should be increased, particularly in the context of the implementation of the ‘Right to Education’ as this is the most effective tool to combat child labour.

15.   The system of computation of Consumer Price Index should be reviewed as the present index is causing heavy financial loss to the workers.

16.    Income Tax exemption ceiling for the salaried persons should be raised to Rs.5 lakh per annum and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities and running allowances, Railways Running Staff and a staff in other deptts should be exempted from the income tax net in totality.

17.      Threshold limit of 20 employees in EPF Scheme be brought down to 10 as recommended by CBT-EPF. Pension benefits under EPS unilaterally withdrawn by the Govt. should be restored. Govt. and Employers contribution be increased to allow sustainability of Employees Pension Scheme and for provision of minimum pension of Rs.3000/- p.m.

18.      New Pension Scheme be withdrawn and newly recruited employees of central and state govts on or after 1.1.2004 be covered under Old Pension Scheme;

19.      Demand for Dearness Allowance merger by Central Govt. and PSUs employees be accepted and adequate allocation of fund for this be made in the budget;

20.       All interests and social security of the domestic workers to be statutorily protected on the lines of the ILO Convention on domestic workers.

21.      The Cess Management of the construction workers is the responsibility of the Finance Ministry under the Act and the several irregularities found in collection of cess be rectified as well as their proper utilization must be ensured.

In regard to resource mobilization, we would like to emphasize the following:

A.            A progressive taxation system should be put in place to ensure taxing the rich and the affluent sections who have the capacity to pay at a higher degree. The corporate service sector, traders, wholesale business, private hospitals and institutions etc. should be brought under broader and higher tax net. Increase taxes on luxury goods and reduce indirect taxes on essential commodities as at present the overwhelming majority of the populations are subjected to Indirect taxes that constitute 86% of the revenue.

B.                      Concrete steps must be taken to recover huge accumulated unpaid tax arrears which has already crossed more than Rs.5 lakh crore on direct and corporate tax account alone, and has been increasing at a geometric proportion. Such huge tax-evasion over and above the liberal tax concessions already given in the last two budgets should not be allowed to continue.

C.     The SIT constituted for unearthing black money must deliver visible result which is yet to be seen. Effective measures should be taken to unearth huge accumulation of black money in the economy including the huge unaccounted money in tax heavens abroad and within the country. Finance Minister should make provisions to bring back the illicit flows from India which are at present more than twice the current external debt of US $ 230 billion. This money should be directed towards providing social security.

D      Concrete measures be expedited for recovering the NPAs of the banking system which is on the increasing trend again from the willfully defaulting corporate and business houses. By making provision in Banking Regulations Act, CMDs and Executives to be made accountable for creation of NPAs.

E.      Tax on Long term capital gains to be introduced; so also higher taxes on the security transactions to be levied.

F.      The rate of wealth tax, corporate tax, gift tax etc. to be expanded and enhanced.

G.      ITES, outsourcing sector, Educational Institutions and Health Services etc. run on commercial basis should be brought under Service Tax net. Govt.

H.    Small saving instruments under postal and other agencies be encouraged by incentivizing  commission agents of these scheme

OUR SERIOUS CONCERN:

We would like to express our strong resentment that the previous Govt. failed to positively respond to the collective voice of the Central Trade Unions on the very important issues concerning the working people of India, both organized and unorganized, consistently repeated in the form of a ‘10 point charter’ backed by several collective nationwide programmes. We expect that this Govt. will take initiative to discuss these issues with the Central Trade Unions in order to find a solution.

We also express our opposition to the so called Banking Reforms encouraging private sector/capitalists banking at the cost of public sector banks which saved the economy to an extent during the last global financial meltdown. We also oppose increase in limit of FDI and disinvestment of equity in insurance sector and FDI in pension. We strongly oppose the FDI in Defence and Retail Sector. Several such measures against the working men and women in this country including anti workers proposals contained in the New Manufacturing Policy have our strong opposition, as in our experience these kinds of measures have helped the growth of only a small section of the capitalists while the larger sections of the working population continue to be marginalized and impoverished.

We also oppose the hectic measures of changing labour laws in the name of labour reform both by the central and the state governments which are basically aimed at legitimizing ongoing widespread violations by the employers’ class and also throw out overwhelming majority of the workforce of the purview of the labour laws themselves at the total mercy of the employers.

POST BUDGET MEETING WITH TRADE UNIONS

Successive Finance Ministers have agreed to hold post budget meetings/ consultations with the central trade unions. However, it has not been materialized except for one occasion. We understand such meetings did take place with the Corporate Associations/Employers Federations. We would like to importunate upon you to arrange such post budget meeting with trade unions also.

With regards,
Yours sincerely,
BrijeshUpadhyay     S Q Jama     D L Sachdeva     HarbhajanSinghSidhu     Tapan Sen
     BMS                       INTUC               AITUC                    HMS                               CITU
R K Sharma     S P Tewari        Monali            Santosh Roy   Ashok Ghosh        Shanmugan
        AIUTUC              TUCC               SEWA              AICCTU                 UTUC                   LPF

Thursday, January 15, 2015


National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE OFFICE, Opp: NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Web site: www.nfaeehq.blogspot.com; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com


Ref.No: nfaee/sg/15/08                                                             15.01.2015

To 

The All Affiliates
NFAEE

Dear Comrades,

          Information has been received from the Convener, Subcommittee on MACP that the hearing on SLP on MACP in the Supreme Court gas been shifted.

          Details given below:

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY

HEARING ON SLP NO. 21803/2014-UNION OF INDIA & ORS Vs M V MOHANAN NAIR- IS AGAIN SHIFTED TO 28/01/2015. 

SLPs OF BABU RAM, RETA DEVI & DHIRENDER SINGH, WHICH ARE CONNECTED WITH THE SLP OF MOHANAN NAIR, ARE NOT LISTED AS YET.

THUS THE HEARING ON THE SLP OF SHRI MOHAN NAIR MAY BE SHIFTED FURTHER.

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CASE STATUS                                                                 STATUS: PENDING

Status ofSpecial Leave Petition (Civil) 21803 OF 2014

UNION OF INDIA & ORS .Vs. M.V. MOHAN NAIR

Pet. Adv.: MR. B.V. BALRAM DAS   Res. Adv. : MR. C.K.SASI

Subject CategoryMATTERS RELATING TO JUDICIARY- MATTERS PERTAINING TO EMPLOYEES OF DISTRICT COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

Listed 2 times earlier                              Likely to be Listed on : 28/01/2015

        With fraternal greetings

Comradely yours,


(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 2559 6519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189

Wednesday, January 14, 2015





National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE OFFICE, Opp: NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Web site: www.nfaeehq.blogspot.com; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com

Ref.No: nfaee/sg/15/07                                                             14.01.2015

To 

The All Affiliates
NFAEE

Dear Comrades,

        A meeting of the national JCA was held on 11th January 2015 to review the situation after the National Convention held at New Delhi on 11th December 2014.

Based on the decision in the committee Com. Shivgopal Mishra, Secretary National Council (JCM) and the Convener of National JCA wrote reminder letter to the Cabinet Secretary about the decision of National Convention held at New Delhi on 11.12.2014.

Copy of the letter written by Com. Shivgopal Mishra and the decision of the meeting is attached herewith.

The National JCA meting decided to hold March to Parliament on 28th April 2015 and before that various campaign programme, State level conventions, etc.

All the affiliates are requested to join in the programme enmass.

        With fraternal greetings

Comradely yours,



(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General





Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 2559 6519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189




Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees

No. NC/JCM/2015                                                                       Dated: January 11, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrpati Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi


Dear Sir,

          I solicit your kind attention to my letter in No.NC/JCM/2014 dated 16 th December, 2014, wherein we had conveyed the decisions taken at the National Convention of representatives of the organisations participating in the JCM. We are distressed that you have chosen not to respond to our letter till date. We have so far not received any communication from any quarter of the convening of the National Council of the JCM. No effort has also been taken by any Ministry to convene the Departmental Councils. 

We have now been given to understand that the Government has taken serious steps to set up a corporation to carry on the functions of the 41 ordnance Factories, presently functioning under the Ministry of Defence. We have also noted that the report of the Committee set up by the Government to corporatize the functions of the Postal Department. The inordinate delay in settling the demands for Interim Relief and Merger of DA is causing distress amongst the Central Government employees. The Railwaymen are particularly agitated over the decision of the Government to induct FDI to the extent of 100% in Railways, which we are aware cannot be done without privatisation of the Railways. The declaration of the Convention, which we had forwarded to you vide our letter cited had amply explained the anguish of the Central Government employees.

In order to register our opposition to the recent decision of the Government to corporatize the functions of the Ordnance factories, we have amended Item No.2 of the charter of demands. We send herewith the revised charter of demands. 

The National JCA met today and took note of the silence on the part of the Government to our pleadings. The meeting has, therefore, decided to go ahead with the agitational programmes, the first phase of which will culminate in a massive March to Parliament by Central Government employees on 28th April, 2015. If no settlement is brought about on the 10 point charter of demands, we will be constrained to go for an indefinite strike action, the date of commencement of which will be decided on 28th April, 2015.

Thanking you,

Comradely yours,


(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC/JCM
&
Convener
Copy to: Secretary, DoP&T – for information and necessary action please.
Copy to: Director, JCA – for information and necessary action please.
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NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055

No.JCA/2014                                                         Dated: January 11, 2015

Dear Comrades,

As scheduled, the meeting of the National JCA was held at the Staff Side office today, i.e. 11th January, 2015. The list of members who attended the meeting is annexed to this communication. The meeting was chaired by Com. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen. The meeting made the following observations and took the following decisions:

1 The Statement made by Shri Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minister of the country at Varanasi to the effect that the Railways would not be privatised was misleading and intended to create confusion in the minds of the Railwaymen, especially in the background that the proposal to induct FDI in Railways to the extent of 100% is being pursued vigorously.

2 The Government has decided to set up a Corporation to carry on the functions of the 41 ordnance factories under the Ministry of Defence.

3 Except in a few States, the steps required to be taken for form the State level Committees of the JCA have not been undertaken.

4 In order to expedite the formation of such committee in all States, the NC JCM website will carry the names and addresses of the State leaders of the participating organizations

5 The Zonal Secretaries of AIRF will be asked to ensure that such committees are formed at all State Capitals before the end of this month and the convention is held on a mutually convenient date for all but before 15th February, 2014.

6 District conventions or March to Collectorates will be organised by the Committee in all District capitals of the country.

7 The entire month of March and the first half of April will be utilised for campaigning amongst the employees at all work- spots.

8 The March to Parliament will be organised on 28th April, 2015.

9 Every effort will be taken to reach a target of 5 lakh workers to participate in the said March. Target quota for each organisation will be fixed.

10 The State Committees will advise the National Convener as to which organisations (those CGE organisations who are not presently participating in the JCM must be addressed to join the movement.

11 The State Committees after the convention will hold Press Conferences to give media publicity to the decisions taken including the decision to go on indefinite strike action.

12 The National JCA will hold a Press Conference at Delhi prior to the March to Parliament programme.

13 The Charter of demands will be amended (Item No.2) to include the following words: “and ordnance factories under the Ministry of Defence.”

14 Reminder letter will be sent to the Cabinet Secretary expressing distress over his silence and the non convening of the National Council, Anomaly Committee and Departmental Councils of the JCM.

15 The Convener reported that the 7th CPC has informed him of their intention to convene the meeting of the organisations for tendering oral evidence in the month of February, 2015.


sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

List of Members who participated in the meeting on 11.01.2015:
Comrades Rakhal Das Gupta & Shiva Gopal Mishra (AIRF), Guman Singh & M. Raghavaiah(NFIR) S.N. Pathak & C. Srikumar(AIDEF), K.K.N. Kutty & S.K. Vyas, (Confederation) Giriraj Singh, (NFPE) Ashok Singh &, R. Srinivasan (INDWF).