Gazetted Officers Extend Support to Massive Dharna in front of Finance Minister Office on 23rd May 2017

Gazetted Officers Extend Support to Massive Dharna in front of Finance Minister Office on 23rd May 2017


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Circular No/ Confdn/ 2017-18/ 3
Dated: 08.05. 2017.

“If we all stand together we are a force that can shake the whole world”.

All Office bearers and the Secretaries General
of Constituent Organizations

Dear Friends,
CCGGOO Extend Support to Massive Dharna in front of Finance Minister Office on 23rd May 2017.

The four months time limit fixed by the Group of Ministers on 30.06.2016, for implementation of the assurance given to Leaders of Central Government Employees expired on 30.10.2016. Now, it is another ten months thereafter. The Government has gone back on all its assurances and has succeeded in indefinitely delaying the implementation of assurance given by Group of Ministers to the leaders of Central Government Employee including grant of revised H RA and other allowance with effect from 01-01-2016.

There is no improvement in the revision of minimum wage and fitment formula. Pension Committee headed by Secretary, Pension has submitted its report rejecting the demand of the JCM staff side for implementing Option-I parity for pensioners, recommended by 7th CPC. The New Pension Scheme Committee constituted by the Government fanning expectations has belied their hope by stating that withdrawal of N PS or guaranteeing minimum pension is not under the purview of the N PS in Committee. Owing to the unduly stringent conditions, and not accepting the financial benefit on hierarchical pattern imposed on MACP, thousands of employee are denied eligible promotion. Revision of pay of employee of autonomous body could not be implemented by the Ministries due to many retrograde conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. Orders for revision of Pension and grant of Dearness Relief to Autonomous body Pensioners are not yet issued by the Government. In this backdrop the Confederation of Central Government Employee and Workers has to take the lead in protesting by organizing and channelising the anger, disappointment and discontentment of entire Central Government employee and pensioners, including autonomous body employee and Pensioners.

It is decided to organise massive dharna in front of Finance Minister’s Office at North Block, New Delhi on 23rd May 2017 with the following demands before the Government.

Increase minimum pay and fitment formula.
Revise allowances including H RA with the existing percentage with effect from 01.01.2016.
Grant option-I pension parity recommended by 7th CPC.
Revise pension and grant dearness relief to autonomous body pensioners
Implement positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on
Gramin Dak Sevaks. Grant Civil Servant Status.
Regularise all Casual, Part-Time, Contingent and Contract Workers and grant equal pay for equal work.
Remove stringent conditions imposed for grant of MACP and grant hierarchical financial benefit to MACP etc.

In respect of allowances, a Common detailed memorandum was submitted by JCM organizations and CCGGOO to 7th Central Pay Commission. 7th CPC took more than 25 months and recommended a faulty & reduced percentage of HRA, Transport Allowances and abolished all other allowances. CCGGOO & JCM organizations objected and Government appointed Empowered Committee. Empowered Committee referred this matter to the Government. Government appointed theAIIowances Committee headed by Finance Secretary. Allowances Committee took more than 10 months and now handed over a report to the Finance Minister. Finance Ministry again refers this report to the Empowered Committee. Empowered Committee will again examine this issue and refer it to the Cabinet. Not only this, after Cabinet approval, we will have to wait for Notifications/ resolution, office orders and anomalies in allowances endorsement thereof. For resolving anomalies in the allowances, another allowance anomaly committee may, in all likelihood, be formed.

Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers organisations is also pursuing these demands. As the demands are very much common to the Gazetted officers and Promotee officers, it has been decided to extend solidarity support by the Gazetted Officers to the massive dharna in front of Finance Minister’s Office at North Block, New Delhi on 23rd May 2017. All affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers organsiation are requested to mobilise large number of Gazetted Officers available in and around Delhi and make the programme a grand success. It has been further decided to organise a Lunch Hour meeting in the respective field offices and protest against the attitude of the Government on the same day.

Yours Fraternally,
Secretary General

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