Sunday, August 28, 2016

Joint platform of Central Trade Unions announces All India General Strike on 2nd September 2016 demanding consideration of 12 Points Charter of Demands

2016 September 2nd General Strike 12 Point Charter of Demands of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions submitted to government:
  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 wage of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation (for unskilled worker).
  6. Assured enhanced pension not less than 3000 p.m for the entire working population (including unorganized sector workers).
  7. Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/state public sector undertakings.
  8. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as that of regular workers for the same and similar work.
  9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund and increase in 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. No FDI in Railways, Defence and other strategic sectors.
  12. No unilateral amendment to labour laws.
Demand of the Central Govt. Employees
  1. Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30thJune 2016, especially increase in minimum pay a fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.
  2. Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modifications of the 7th CPC recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
  3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government employees under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
  4. No privatization, outsourcing, contractorisation of Government functions.
  5. (i) Treat Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants and extend all benefits on pay, pension and allowances of departmental employees. (ii) Regularise casual, contract, contingent and daily rated workers and grant equal pay and other benefits.
  6. Fill up all vacant posts by special recruitment. Lift ban on creation of new posts.
  7. Remove ceiling on compassionate appointments.
  8. Extend benefit of Bonus Act amendment 2015 on enhancement of payment ceiling to the Adhoc bonus/PLB of Central Govt. employees with effect from the financial years 2014-15. Ensure payment of revised bonus before Pooja holidays.
  9. Revive JCM functioning at all levels.

Promotion and Posting of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the service

1.Ms. T.M. Sreelatha (lPoS:1996) DPS (Mails & BD), AP Circle  is promoted to SAG and posted as PMG, Vishakhapatnam Region, Andhra Pradesh Circle Against vacant post.

2. Ms. Radhika Chakravarthy (lPoS - 1996) DPS(HQ), AP Circle is promoted to SAG and posted as PMG, Chennai, TN Circle Against vacant post. 

Click here to view the Postal Directorate order dated 26.08.2016 on the above subject matter.

Extension of benefits of "Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity" to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)

Promotion and Postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service and transfers / postings of regular HAG officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'