Friday, 15 September 2017

NOTIFICATION FROM MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT ON CONTRACT LABOUR (REGULATION AND ABOLITION) CENTRAL RULES, 1971

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

50TH YEAR OF 1968 SEPTEMBER 19TH STRIKE

M. KRISHNAN

Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers
                 
                                           2018 September 19th (Next year) is the 50th Anniversary of 1968 September 19th one day strike.  All leaders and workers who led and participated in that historic strike have either retired from service or are no more.
                   The indefinite strike of Central Govt. Employees in1960 was the first major strike of Central Govt. Employees after independence.  The five days strike from 1960 July 11 midnight was brutally suppressed by the Central Government declaring it as “Civil Rebellion”.  The main demand of the strike was improvement and modifications in the 2nd CPC recommendations.  The Need Based Minimum Wage, though adopted by the 15th Indian Labour Conference in 1957, was rejected by the 2nd CPC.
                   The Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) was constituted in 1966 by then Home Minister Gulsarilal Nanda, as per the decision of the Government.  The apprehension of the progressive leadership that this negotiating machinery may not settle any major demands of the Central Govt. employees and may become just a talking shop or a time killing business, ultimately resulting in abnormally delaying the genuine demands, came true within a year of its formation.  In the very first meeting of the National Council JCM, the following three demands were notified by the staff side.
1.      Grant of Need Based Minimum Wage as approved by the 1957 Tripartite Labour Conference.
2.      Merger of DA with Pay
3.      Revision of DA formula
                   After prolonged discussion for about one and a half year, disagreement was recorded.  As per JCM Scheme once disagreement is recorded, the item should be referred to compulsory arbitration.  But Govt. rejected the demand for arbitration. Protesting against this arbitrary stand of the Govt. the staff side leadership walked out of the JCM and decided to go for one day’s strike.  A Joint Action Committee was formed and the date of the strike was decided as 19th September 1968.  Eventhough, the INTUC affiliated organisations were initially a part of the strike decision, later on they decided not to join the strike due to the intervention of the then Congress Government headed by Smt. Indira Gandhi. 
The following were the main demands of the strike charter of demands.
1.      Need Based Minimum Wage.
2.      Full neutralisation of rise in prices.
3.      Merger of DA with Basic Pay
4.      Withdrawl of proposal to retire employees with 50 years of age or on completion of 25 years of service.
5.      Vacate victimisation and reinstate victimised workers.
6.      No retrenchment without equivalent alternative jobs.
7.      Abolition of Contract and Casual Labour System.
                   Strike notice was served and the Joint Action Council (JAC) decided to commence the strike at 0600 AM on 19th Septembe r 1968.  Intensive campaign was conducted throughout the country.  AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation was the major organisations in the JAC.  Govt. invoked Essential Services Maintenance Ordinance (ESMO) to deal with the strike.  Govt. also issued detailed instructions to impose heavy penalty including suspension, dismissal, termination, Break-in-service etc. on the striking employees. Para-military force (CRPF) and Police were deployed to deal with the strike.  Central Govt. gave orders to all state Governments to suppress the strike at any cost.  It was a war-like situation.  Arrest of Leaders started on 18th September itself.  About 3000 employees and leaders were arrested from Delhi alone.  All over India about 12000 Central Government employees and leaders were arrested and jailed.
                   Inspite of all these brutal repressive measures the strike commenced on 18th after noon itself at many places and was a thundering success all over India and in all departments including Railway, Defence, P&T etc.  About 64000 employees were served with termination notices, thousands removed from service and about 40000 employees suspended.  Seventeen (17) striking employees had been brutally killed at Pathankot, Bikaner, Delhi Indraprastha Bhavan  and at Upper Assam in lathi charge, firing by police and military and by running the train over the bodies of employees who picketed the trains.
                   Though the strike was only for one day on 19th September 1968, the victimisation and repression continued for days together.  Struggle against victimisation also continued including work-to-rule agitation, hunger fast of leaders from 10th October 1968.  There was unprecedented support to the strike and relief work and also to agitation for reinstatement of the victimised workers, from National Trade Unions, state employees and teachers Unions/Federations etc.  A mass rally was organised before the  residence of Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi on 17th October, 1968. 
                   Kerala was ruled by the Communist Govt. during the strike.  Chief Minister Com. E. M. S. Namboodiripad declared Kerala Govt’s full support to the strike of Central Government employees.  The Central Govt. threatened dismissal of the Kerala Govt. for defying the Centre’s directive to suppress the strike.
                   1968 September 19th strike is written in red letters in the history of Indian Working Class.  The demand raised by the Central Govt. employees - Need Based Minimum Wage - was the demand of entire working people of India.  Even today, the Central Govt. employees and other section of the working class are on struggle path for realisation of the Need Based Minimum Wage.  The demand of the Central Govt. employees to modify the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission to ensure Need Based Minimum Wage is not yet conceded by the BJP-led NDA Government.  Even the assurance given by three Cabinet Ministers including Home Minister, Finance Minister and Railway Minister regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is not honoured by the Govt. even after a lapse of one year and  entire Central Government employees feel cheated. 
                   It is in this background, we are entering into the 50th year of 1968 September 19th strike. Let us pledge that we shall continue our struggle for realisation of the demands raised by the matryrs of the 1968 strike.  Let us pay respectful homage to those valiant fighters who sacrified their life for the working class of India.  Let us salute and honour all those who participated in the historic strike, especially those who had been victimised severaly for joining the strike.  Let us organise various programmes throughout the country at all levels, to commemorate the inspiring memory of 1968 September 19th strike.
National Call from Trade Unions :
Intensify the Surging Struggles
-A.K. Padmanabhan
Working people in India have sounded the bugle again for countrywide struggles including strike actions against the anti-people policies of the Modi Government. After this Govt took over in 2014, there have been two country wide strikes in 2015 and 2016. In additon to these, there have been strikes and struggles in various parts of the country involving almost all sectors. These strikes included many countrywide sectoral strikes.
Modi Government and the Prime Minister himself started his rhetorical campaign with “Shrameva Jayate”, trying to camouflage the Govt’s pro-corporate policies. This sloganeering has got exposed without much delay, with the Government unleashing a war against working people by amending Labour Laws and also other steps in the name of ease of doing business. The last 40 months have seen severe attacks on almost all the hardwon rights of the working people.
National Convention
It is in such a background, the Central Trade Unions and independent national federations, once again decided to call a national convention on 8th August. Of course, there was one exception in the list of Central TUs. That was of BMS, which has been staying away from  the joint actions after BJP came to power.
The huge mobilisation of delegates from all the states, literally from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, covering all the sectors reflected the anger amongst the working people against the policies of the Government.
Actually many of them had converged in the huge talkatora stadium, in the  midst of struggles they have been conducting.
The public sector workers fighting against privatisation, Central Government employees continuing their struggles on their demands of  implementing Government’s assurances related to pay commission, State Government employees on sturggle for wage revison and also against National Pension Scheme, Defence Production workers struggling against privatisation, Bank Officers and employees preparing for another strike against destructive reforms, Telecom employees on struggles against privatisation and also against denial of wage revision, Insurance employees fighting against disinvestment, Medical and Sales representatives struggling for people oriented drug policy, Scheme workers on continuous struggle for getting the status of workers and related benefits, private sector workers in struggle in various parts of the country struggling against denial of Trade Union rights, Various sections of informal workers raising demands of minimum wages and social security and above all contract, casual and outsourced workers from various sectors including Central and State Government departments - All were there to raise their voice of protest.
It is this urge that prompted such a big number of delegates reaching Delhi, many of them not finding a place even to stand inside the stadium.
The speeches of the leaders of the Central Trade Unions reflected fully the aspirations and expectations among the participants.
The declaration adopted in the convention dealt with the situation among all sections of working people in the country.
Noting the unprecendented unity among the peasantry in the country and the militant struggles going on in various states, the convention extended ‘full solidarity to the fighting farmers’. The declaration noted that it is the same set of pro-corporate, pro landlord policies which have created a severe crisis in Agriculture, leading to continuing increase in  spate of suicides.
The convention called upon all sections of working people to unitedly struggle against the anti-people policies of the Government. The declaration noted that ‘the task before the Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and independent National Federations is to further intensify the surging struggles in various sectors through concerted united agitation and mobilisation at national level, to be followed by country wide general strike action a culmination and consolidation of all sectoral struggles.’
Charter of demands
The convention reiterated the 12 point charter of demands, whcih formed the basis of the previous countrywide strikes, especially after 2014. The convention noted that ‘the Government has been continuing arrogantly ignore the 12 point charter of demands on minimum wage, Social security, worker status, pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatisation and large scale contractorisation etc being  jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country’.
The background of the demands
It is of great importance to the trade union movement of the country to remind itself, the background of certain demands put forward by the joint platform.
One of the most important is the demand for Rs.18,000 per month with indexation. This demand itself is an interim one on the basic demand of fixing minimum wages as per the unanimous decisions of the 15th Indian Labour Conference and the Supreme Court  directives.
Indian Labour Conference (ILC) the highest Tripartite forum related  to labour had in its 15th session in 1957, adopted a scientific basis for fixing minimum wages. Later on, the supreme court in its judgement in a case related to Raptakoss and Brett added 25 percent in addition to the ILC recommendations. ILC decision on minimum wages is a scientific method, based on energy requirement to a worker and family.
The Trade Union movement in the country has been raising this issue of minimum wages all these years.
Historic Strike
It is to the credit of the Central Government Employees movement in the country, that they took up this issue and conducted strikes and struggles from 1959 onwards.
Most important of the struggle was the one day strike on 19th September 1968. Major demand of the strke was the acceptance of the 15th ILC decision on minimum wages. Even after 49 years of this historic strike, the demand is still not met. But, how the ruling class of India tried to drown a day’s strike by its own employees in cold blood, exposed once again their anti worker approach and their class biased policies.
Seventeen employees were killed on the strike day in police firing and lathi charges. Some were even thrown down from high rise office buildings. Hundreds were injured in lathi charges, tear gas etc.
Government had involved Essential Services Maintance Act (ESMA) days before the strike. After the strike 64,000 temporary workers were sacked. 40,000 regular workes were suspended. Many of these were punished in various ways, including termination.
Some of those who were terminated had to wait till 1978, when congress was defeated in 1977 elections, to get reinstatement.
Trade Union Movement in India, can never forget such large scale killings and victimisations just for a day’s strike. That too, when the one day strike was for a demand which the government had agreed to, in the highest tripartite body. The fact that the Government had not yet accepted this principle exposes governments at the centre, though led by various parties and fronts.
Central govt employees are even now on struggle on this demand of minimum wages and in March, 2017 had conducted a day’s countrywide strike.
Exploitation through contract, casual and out sourcing systems are continuing. Lakhs of workers in sections like Gramin Dak Sewa, Scheme workers like Anganwadi, Asha, Midday meal workers continue to suffer under govt. of india, without even getting the status of workers.
This experience shows that the struggle should be more inclusive of all those who are affected by the policies of the Government and the struggle has to be developed in to a struggle against the policies of the ruling classes.
Next Phase
It is with this in mind, the convention has called for campaigns and conventions from the local, regional and state level and for massive mobilisation at Central level.
Three days mass Dharna on 9th, 10th and 11th of November in New Delhi  will witness massive mobilisation from all over the country.
The convention has also called upon the working people to prepare for indefinite, countrywide strike action against anti-people, anti national activities of the Government.
Against disruptive forces
Need of the hour is total unity of the working people. The convention has noted the danger of disruptive forces active in the country. The convention ‘recorded its strong denunciation against communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the government machinery under the present polity and called upon the working class ‘to raise their strong voice of protest.’
While these campaigns will be jointly undertaken, various organisations will also concurrently conduct independent campaigns to prepare their own ranks and also others for the joint struggle.
All out efforts are required to reach out to all sections of working people. With the government and all their supporters including the corporate and government led media on their side, the efforts of the unions and its floor level cadres have to be strengthened in whatever ways possible to meet all the challenges.
The days ahead are those of massive, militant struggles, and every one has to be prepared to take up the tasks.
THE MATERNITY BENEFIT (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2017





IMPORTANT CAT JUDGEMENT ON 6th CPC RECOMMENDATION REGARDING GRANT OF HIGHER INITIAL PAY FOR DIRECT RECRUITS.

CABINET APPROVES INTRODUCTION OF THE PAYMENT OF GRATUITY (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2017
IN THE PARLIAMENT 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament.

The Amendment will increase the maximum limit of gratuity of employees, in the private sector and in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Organizations under Government who are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, at par with Central Government employees.

Background:

The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons. The main purpose for enacting this Act is to provide social security to workmen after retirement, whether retirement is a result of the rules of superannuation, or physical disablement or impairment of vital part of the body. Therefore, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is an important social security legislation to wage earning population in industries, factories and establishments.

The present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under the Act is Rs. 10 Lakh. The provisions for Central Government employees under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 with regard to gratuity are also similar. Before implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was Rs. 10 Lakh. However, with implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, in case of Government servants, the ceiling now is Rs. 20 Lakhs effective from 1.1.2016.

Therefore, considering the inflation and wage increase even in case of employees engaged in private sector, the Government is of the view that the entitlement of gratuity should be revised for employees who are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Accordingly, the Government initiated the process for amendment to Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
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AKT/VBA/SH
(Release ID :170696)



OBSERVANCE OF VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK FROM 30.10.2017 TO 04.11.2017(Click the link below to view)

CABINET HIKES DA TO CG EMPLOYEES
AND PENSIONERS BY 1%

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IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENTS DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION-REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2016 PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS ETC. - REG.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017


Circular dated 07-09-2017
1.     Confederation Charter of Demands - Organise Next Phase of agitation with large partcipation of employees & Pensioners:
        (1)   19th September 2017 (Tuesday) -  Mass dharna at all District Headquarters.
        (2)   17th October 2017 (Tuesday) - Mass dharna at all State Capitals.
        (3)   2017 November 9th, 10th & 11th - Three days “Maha Dharna” at New Delhi along with Central Trade Unions and other independent Federations.
        (4)   Indefinite strike in 2018 jointly with Central Trade Unions and other independent Federations.
        2017 November 9th, 10th, 11th - Delhi Maha Dharna:
        The following quota is fixed for Delhi Maha Dharna for each day.  All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to ensure participation of employees as per quota fixed.  Quota fixed is minimum and maximum effort may be made for participation of employees more than the quota. 
                                                                            09-11-2017      10-11-2017       11-11-2017
        1.     National Federation of
               Postal Employees (NFPE)                        600                   600                    600
        2.     Income Tax Employees
               Federation (ITEF)                                      200                   200                    200
        3.     All India Audit & Accts.                                
               Association                                                 100                   100                    100
        4.     All India Civil Accounts
               Employees Association                             100                   100                    100
        5.     National Federation of Atomic
               Energy Employees                                    100                   100                    100
        6.     All India Central Ground Water
               Employees Association                             100                   100                    100
        7.     Geological Survey of India
               Employees Association                              50                     50                      50
        8.     All other affiliates                                    20 each            20 each             20 each
        9.     C-O-C Delhi                                                50                     50                      50
        10.   C-O-C UP                                                   50                    50                     50
        11.  C-O-C West Bengal                                50                    50                     50
        12.  C-O-C Kerala                                            20                    20                     20
        13.  C-O-C AP.Telengana                             50                    50                     50
        14.  C-O-C Tamilnadu                                    50                    50                     50
        15.  C-O-C Karnataka                                     20                    20                     20
        16.  Rajasthan,Punjab, Haryana
               Himachal C-O-Cs                               50 each          50 each           50 each 
        17.  All other C-O-Cs                                 10 each          10 each           10 each
               Grand total each day                            2000                2000                 2000
               (approximate)
        All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to issue separate circulars fixing quota to each state and affiliates.
        For Delhi Maha dharna and indefinite strike (2018) the following 12 points charter of demands approved by the National Convention of Workers will be Part-I and Confederation’s 21 Point Charter of demands (see circular dated 16-8-2017 published in website and also sent by post) will be Part II of the Charter of demands.
Part-I - 12 point Common Charter of Demands of all workers:
1.    Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization 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 measures for violation of Labour laws.
4.    Universal social security cover for all workers.
5.    Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6.    Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7.    Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8.    Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial 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 application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11.  Against Labour law amendments.
12.  Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.
PART II - 21 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION
Please see Circular dated 09-08-2917.
Add the following:
Item (6) -     (a)    No Downsizing, Privatisation, Outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions (b) Stop the proposed move to close down Govt. of India Presses.
Item (8)    -     (a)    Withdraw the draconian FR 56(J) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short-cut as purity measure to punish and victimise the employees.
                       (b)    Withdraw all trade union victimisation and attack on trade union facilities.
Conventions, General Body Meetings, gate meetings etc. may be held in all offices/departments/state and intensive campaign and mobilisation work may be organised to make the above programmes a grand success.  Notices and leaflets may be printed and circulated.  Publicity may be given through local media and maximum use of social media may also be made.
Comrades, to defeat the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the NDA Government, maximum unity of the working class is the need of the hour.  Only through a united struggle of the entire working class of the country these policies can be halted.  Confederation being an organisation which is in the forefront of all struggles against the neo-liberal policies and also being the one and the only organisation which is continuously fighting for the demands of the entire Central Govt. employees and pensioners, has an added responsibility to make the struggle of the entire working class a grand success.  An alternative policy is possible and only the working class can lead the struggle for an alternative policy and save the workers and also the common people of our country.  Let us be proud to be part of such a patriotic struggle.
2.      Towards 50th Anniversary of 1968 September 19th historic one day strike of Central Government Employees:
2018 September 19th (next year) is the 50th anniversary of 1968 September 19th strike.  Before independence and after independence, the Central Government employees had conducted many strikes.  But 1968 September 19th strike is written in red letters in the history of Indian Working Class.  It is because that the strike had raised the demand for a scientific wage revision based on the Need Based Minimum Wage formula approved by the 15th Indian Labour Conference held in 1957.  Central Govt. employees fought for the demand of entire working class of India ie. Need Based Minimum Wage.  The ruling class of India understood that if the demand of the Central Govt. employees is accepted, all other section of the working class including those in private sector shall go on struggle for implementation of Need Based Minimum Wage to them also and ultimately it will result in changing their pro-capitalist economic policy itself, which they never want to change.  The ruling class let loose all destructive forces and repressive measures  at their command to crush the strike. The Cental Government employees had to pay a heavy price -seventeen (17)  comrades had been brutally murdered by the ruling class. In addition 40000 suspensions, 64000 termination notices, arrets, imprisionment, chargesheets , heavy punishments, transfers etc. Even today, the Central Government employees and other sections of the working class are on struggle path demanding  Need Based Minimum Wage.
              To make the begining of the 50th anniversary of the historic strike, this year’s  Martyrs day  on 19-09-2017 should be organised in a befitting manner at all places by hoisting flags, paying homage to martyrs etc. Before the 50th anniversary day on 2018 september 19th, seminars, honouring of those who are victiimseld in the 1968 september 19th strike etc may be organised at all important centres. The details of other programmes to be organised in connection with the 50th anniversary will be  decided in the next National Secretariat meeting of the confederation to be held at Mumbai on     10-01-2018.
3.           All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop.
As  already decided in the National Secretariat meeting, the All India Women’s Trade Union workshop will be held at Mumbai. The C-O-C Maharashtra (Mumbai) has decided to hold the workshop on 11th & 12th Jannuary 2018 (Thursday  and Friday) . Details of venue etc will be finalised later.
The delegate fee is fixed as Rs. 1000/- (Rs one thousand only) per head. Food and accommodation will be provided by the  Reception Committee.  (Accommodation from 10th forenoon to 13th 6 AM. Food on 11th & 12th only). The following quota is fixed for each affiliated organisation and C-O-Cs for participation of delegates in the workshop. Each organisation and C-O-C is requested to ensure participation of delegates as per quota fixed. As train reservation commences four months before and there is every likelihood of heavy rush for Mumbai trains, all delegates may be instructed to book their travel tickets immediately. Non-availability of confirmed tickets should not be an excuse for non-attendance of delegates as per quota fixed. Dates of the workshop is declared well in advance, to facilitate booking of confirmed travel tickets. All affiliates should send their delegates without fail as per quota fixed.
Quota for the All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop to be held at Mumbai on.11th & 12 th January 2018.
1.           National Federation of Postal Employees        -           80
2.           Income Tax Employees Federation                    -           30
3.           All India Audit & Accounts Association             -           15
4.           All India Civil Accounts Employees Association-        15
5.           National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees-    10
6.           All other affiliated organisations (minimum)     -           3 each
7.           C-O-C Delhi                                                            -           5
8.           C-O-C-West Bengal                                              -           10
9.           C-O-C Kerala                                                          -           10
10.         All other state level  C-O-CS                                -           5 each
11.         C-O-C Mumbai                                                       -           50
The Women’s  sub committee members of  Confederation should compulsorily attend the workshop. There will be a meeting of the women’s sub committee on the first day evening of the workshop. All affiliated organisations should inform their women sub committee members nominated by them immediately. Confederation CHQ is not sending the circulars to the women sub committee members as only two organisations have furnished the full address of their nominees to the women sub committee.  
Hold state level women’s convention and constitute women’s sub committees at state level before the Mumbai workshop.
All C-O-Cs and Affiliated organisations are requested to organise state level women’s convention before the Mumbai workshop. State level women’s sub committees may be constituted in the convention. A state level convention was organised at Hyderabad in connection with the state  Conference of Andhra/Telangana C-O-C and a state level Women’s sub committee was formed. Com Usha Boneppalli, Chairperson of the confederation, All India Women’s sub committee attended the state level convention and took initiative for formation of state level women’s sub committee.
4.           National Secretariat Meeting of confederation 10-01-2018-Mumbai
              National Secretariat Meeting of the Confederation will be held at Mumbai on 10-01-2018 (10th January 2018 Wednesday) from 10.30 AM onwards. All National Secretariat Members and Women sub-committee office bearers (Office bearers only) are requested to attend to meeting in time. Detailed notice will be issued later. Please book your travel tickets early.
5.           NPS & OUTSOURCING - JOINT PROGRAMME OF CENTRAL AND STATE GOVT EMPLOYEES (CONFEDERATION AND ALL INDIA STATE GOVT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION)
              All  C-O-Cs are requested to keep in touch with State Govt. Employees Federation leaders  and ensure implementation of the following decisions of the 2017 June 10th joint National Convention.
1.           State level Joint conventions.
2.           District/Taluk level joint conventions
3.           Mass Dharna at all important centres including state capitals on 21-11-2017 (Tuesday).
Dates of Rajbhavan March, All India Jathas, Parliament march etc. will be decided later. State level joint conventions are already held in Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha.
6.           WFTU-TUI MEET AT TRIVANDRUM AND KOLKATA
Those organisations and C-O-Cs  which have not yet remitted the quota fixed by the National Secretariat are requested to remit the same immediately. Trivandrum meet is on 11th & 12th September and Kolkata meet is on 9th & 10th October 2017.
Those who are remitting the money in the Bank Account of Confederation CHQ, should intimate the full details of remittance such as name of remitter, date of remittance, amount remitted etc to Com .Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Finance Secretary, confederation CHQ (Mob & WhatsApp 09868520926) Email ID- aicaeachq@gmail.com Otherwise it is not possible to issue receipt for the remittance, as Bank has informed that the full particulars of the remitters is not available with them.
Please remit the amount fixed without fail.
7.           UPDATING THE MOBILE, WHATSAPP AND E-MAIL ID OF ALL  AFFILIATES AND C-O-CS.
1.           All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to send by email or whatsApp or SMS                 the following particulars before 15-10-2017.
              (a)    Name of Organisation/C-O-C’
              (b)    Mobile Number
              (c)     WhatsApp number
              (d)    Email ID.
2.           All National Secretariat members are also requested to furnish the following                 
              details.
              (a)    Name
              (b)    WhatsApp number
              (c)     Email ID.
3.           Inspite of repeated reminders only two organisations have given the  full postal address (with pincode) of women sub-committee members of confederation nominated by each affiliate.   All affiliates are one again requested to send the full address (with pincode) of the Women sub committee members nominated by them. At present for want of correct address, Confederation CHQ is not sending circulars by post to women sub committee members. Some Women sub committee members have complained non-receipt of circulars by post.
              Yours Fraternally you,
                                                                                                M.KRISHNAN
                                                                                                Secretary General
                                                                                  Mob & WhatsApp : 09447068125
                                                                             Email ID:  mkrishnan6854@gmail.com