Monday, February 10, 2014


Dear Comrades,


12th and 13th Feb, 2014


Twelve lakh Central Government Employees will be on 48 hr. Strike on 12th and 13th Feb, 2014 demanding settlement of 15 point Charter of Demands, the major issues being immediate wage revision and repealing the new contributory Pension Scheme by reintroducing the Statutory Defined Benefit Pension Scheme which was in vogue for more than a century.

The Government in September 2013 announced the setting up of VII-Central Pay Commission to effect Wage Revision from 1.01.2016. The employees have made it clear that prospective date of effect is not acceptable to them and the VII-CPC recommendations must of effective from 01.01.2014. The Government is yet to take a decision on the Terms of Reference of the VII-CPC viz. the merger of Dearness Allowance, composition of the VII-CPC with a labour representative, Interim Relief, the need to bring the Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal Department within the ambit of the CPC etc.

The employees are agitated over the introduction of the New Pension Scheme, passing the PFRDA Bill in the last session of the Parliament, the denial to guarantee minimum pension and the provision of the new enactment to cover even the existing employees in the new contributory pension Scheme. The employees covered under the new pension scheme are apprehensive of having no pension at the end of their service career of 35 years for the return on their contributions is presently linked to the market.

The Confederation of the Central Government Employees and Workers in their National Executive Meeting held at New Delhi on 10th January, 2014 expressed their total dissatisfaction over the closure of JCM, the negotiating machinery and the consequent non-settlement of any of their demands in the last nine years. The introduction of contract labour system in carrying Governmental functions, the indiscriminate outsourcing, closure of many institutions, the total ban on creation of posts and recruitment have made regular employment in Central Services impossible. The Confederation has therefore, decided to organise the two day strike on 12th and 13th February, 2014. The resolution adopted at the meeting of the National Executive (copy of which is enclosed), explains in detail the major issues.

(Rajendra Pr Sahu)     (Nilambar Naik)              (Purna Chandra Maharana)
Divisional Secretary  Divisional Secretary                   Divisional Secretary
AIPEDEU/AIGDSU  AIPEU Postmen&Gr-D/MSE            AIPEU Group-C


1. Accept the terms of reference of 7th CPC, submitted by the staff side, National Council JCM.
(a) To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits of various categories of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Postal Department.
(b) To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees including GDS as on 1.1.2014.
(c) The Commission shall determine the pay structure, benefits, facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.
(d) To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees including GDS.
(e) To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief immediately to be merged with Pay and pension including GDS.
(f) To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.
(g) To work out the improvements needed to the existing retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family pension and other terminal or recurring benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.
(h) To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.

2. Ensure every five year revision of wages of Central Government Employees in future.

3. (a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department and grant of Civil Servant status, statutory pension and all other benefits at par with regular employees.
(b) Regularisation and revision of wages of casual and contract workers.

4. Compassionate appointment – removal of restrictions imposed by Government.
5. JCM and Anomaly Committee Functioning.

6. Fill up all vacant posts and creation of new posts wherever justified.
7. Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatization of Government functions.

8. Stop the move to introduce performance related Pay (PRP) system, Extend PLB Bonus for all, removing bonus ceiling.

9. Revise OTA and Night Duty Allowance rates and clothing rates.
10. Implement arbitration awards.

11. Five promotions to all.
12. Rescind the PFRDA Act. Ensure statutory Pension for all.

13. Stop price rise. Revive and extend public distribution system for all.
14. Stop trade Union victimization.
15. Ensure Right to strike
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