NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF PENSIONERS
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11th Feb. 2016.
President: Com. Shiv Gopal Misra.
Secretary General: Com. K.KN. Kutty.
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING
The National secretariat of NCCPA met at AIRF Library hall, AIRF office, New Delhi as scheduled on 7.02.2016 at 2 PM. Com. Shiv Gopal Misra, President chaired the meeting. Com. Rakal DasGupta, President AIRF was the honoured Guest. 12 of the secretariat members could be present in the meeting. The comrades from Kerala Com. Sudhakaran and Com. Parameswaran had informed of their inability to attend the meeting. So was the case with the R.L. Bhattacharya and VAN. Namboodiri, Patrons and Com. K.V.Jayaraj & Com. Dhaklhod had also informed of the difficulties in attending the meeting. In short quite a number of Secretariat members had not been able to be present at the meeting though intimation of the meeting had been given two months back. The meeting felt the debilitating impact of the absence of a large number of members. In this communication, we convey the decision taken on various agenda items. The minutes of the meeting will be circulated latter.
Com. Pavitra Chakraborty enumerated the various decisions taken in the last conference and indicated that most of them have been acted upon.
Agenda No. 2
The meeting noted that the note prepared and given to NJCA touches upon important issues. Though various other issues were raised, which are of concern to pensioners, most of the members felt the need to ensure that the party with the past and present pensioners as suggested by 7th CPC has got to be implemented with modification as sought for by us through the NJCA charter. The meeting also decided that in the light of the Supreme Court decision, the question of allowing full pension in the case of those who have completed 20 years is another issue, which must be pursued. To raise the FMA from Rs 500 to Rs 2000/ must also receive priority.
Com. President after hearing the views of all members stated that he would get in touch with all Railway Pension Organizations to enlist them as affiliates of NCCPA. . It was also felt that some contact must be established with defence Civilian pensioners. During the discussion, Com. Secretary General suggested for holding a National convention on NPS and PFRDA inviting all Pensioner organizations. The demand for rolling back of the Contributory Pension scheme, he added will receive wider appreciation and response, apart from giving an opportunity for all Pensioners organisation to come together on one platform. The modus operandi will be worked out and the convention will be held at New Delhi. This suggestion was accepted by the house.
Agenda No.4. Finance
Com. Pavitra Chakraborty will make available list of organizations who are in arrears of payment of subscriptions. Secretary General stated that priority must be given to collect arrears and then setup a working fund for day to day functioning apart from the annual subscription. Com. Secretary General informed the house that a Savings Bank Account in the joint names of the Secretary General and the Treasurer has been opened in the Syndicate Bank Indra Park Branch, New Delhi. (Account No. 918820100n 26870)
AgendaNo. 5. Journal.
Com. Pavitra Chakraborty said that the grant of postal registration for the journal is in the final stage of approval and the same will be obtained in a few day’s time. The meeting felt that the grant of postal registration would reduce the dispatch expenditure considerably. The meeting also discussed the need to widen the subscriber base of the journal. All constituents would be requested to increase the number of subscribers. Certain complaint of the non receipt of the journal and the non regularity was also made. The necessity to publish the journal regularly was emphasised.
Agenda No. 6. Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.
It was decided that the next meeting of the Secretariat must be held on 21st May, 2016. In the light of the availability of three months, all Secretariat Members will ensure that they attend the meeting without fail. The need for a separate bank account at Kolkata was raised by the Assistant Treasurer. The meeting authorised Com. Pavitra Chakraborty to open a joint account with the Assistant Treasurer or convert the existing account.
We reproduce hereunder the National JCA circular letter dated 9.2.2016, which conveys the decision of the meeting of 8th February 2016. One of the programmes taken by the NJCA is to organise a massive rally in the State capitals, where all The NJCA members will take part. It is one programme in which the pension comrades can contribute immensely for its success. The discontent emanating from the 7th CPC recommendations is needed to be demonstrated for an effective negotiation. The 7th CPC , as you are aware , has totally disregarded the health care requirement of pensioners. They have not even found if right to raise the fixed medical allowances. We know the CGHS recognized hospitals are there only for the name sake and complaints are galore of even these hospitals closing door to pensioners for the Government does not pay the bills to them in time . While we appreciate the difficulties and inconvenience of our pensioner comrades to undertake travel and participate in the rally and demonstration, if has become unfortunately inevitable. We appeal to all our constituents to embark upon a series of meetings in different places to convey to our comrades the need to take part in the Central rally.
On 11th March 2016, the NJCA has decided to organize a massive rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to submit the Strike Notice. No separate rally is proposed for Delhi. A good number of pensioners are required to take part in the rally. We appeal to pensioners residing in and around Delhi to take the trouble of being at Janter Manter on 11.03.2016. The Confederation of CGEs have decided to organize demonstration in front of all offices on 11.03.2016 to serve strike notices on the concerned heads of offices. Pension comrades are requested to please participate in that programme at offices nearby their residence.
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
No.NJC/2015/7th CPC February 9, 2016
All Constituents of NJCA
The NJCA met on 08.02.2016 as scheduled. The meeting after taking into account various factors decided that the proposed indefinite strike will commence from 11.04.2016 if no settlement is brought about on the charter of demands by that time. The meeting also took the following decisions.
1. Strike notice will be served by the NJCA and all its constituents on 11.03.2016 by holding massive demonstration.
2. There will be a massive Rally on 11.03.2016 at Delhi and leaders of NJCA will make it possible to attend the said rally and the strike notice will be served on Cabinet Secretary, Government of India.
3. All the National JCA leaders will attend Rally at the State Capitals/big industrial centres during the month March and April, 2016. Dates will be finalised in consultation with the concerned State JCA.
4. To strengthen the campaign, the NJCA will place on the website a pamphlet explaining the demands.
5. Posters will be centrally designed and kept in the website for State JCAs and constituents to adopt.
6. All Constituents will undertake independent campaign programmes in the month of March 2016 to popularize the demands.
7. 29th March will be observed as solidarity day throughout the country unitedly by all the Constituents of NJCA.
8. The indefinite strike will commence at 6 am on 11.04.2016.
9. The updated Charter of Demands on which the indefinite strike is to be organized is enclosed.
10. The Constituent organizations may add sectional demands as Part B of the Charter of Demands of the NJCA
The National JCA appeals all constituents to make intensive campaigns to make the strike an unprecedented success.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Charter of Demands
1. Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7 CPC sent to Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015
2. Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to technical/safety categories etc. in Railways& Defence, different categories in other Central Govt establishments by the 7 CPC
3. Scrap the PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all CG employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 & Railways Pension Rules, 1993
4. i) No privatization, /outsourcing/contractorisation of governmental functions
ii) Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on pension and allowances to the GDS
5. No FDI in Railways & Defence; No corporatization of Defence Production Units and Postal Department.
6. Fill up all vacant posts in the government departments, lift the ban on creation of posts; Regularise the casual/contract workers
7. Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments
8. Extend the benefit of Bonus Act,1965 amendment on enhancement of payment ceiling to the adhoc Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees with effect from the Financial year 2014-15
9. Ensure Five promotions in the service career of an employee
10. Do not amend Labour Laws in the name of Labour Reforms which will take away the existing benefits to the workers
11. Revive JCM functioning at all levels