Sunday, September 30, 2018

National Convention of Indian Working Class

National Convention of Workers

Press Release
Central Trade Unions call for
Nationwide General Strike on 8th and 9th January 2019

National Convention of Workers decides to go for Nationwide General Strike on 8-9 January 2019 against the anti-people, anti-worker, anti-national policies of the BJP-led NDA Government.

The National Convention of Workers held today, the 28th September 2018, in Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi, decided to go for two days’ Nationwide General Strike on 8-9 January 2019 against the anti-people, anti-worker, anti-national policies of the BJP-led NDA Government.

The convention was jointly called by the ten Central Trade Unions (INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC,TUCC, AICCTU, SEWA, LPF, UTUC), in association with all independent National Federations of Workers and Employees, of both Industrial and Service sectors, Central Government and State Government employees, including Railways, Defense, Health, Education, Water, Post, Scheme Workers etc; in the public sector undertaking such as Banks, Insurance, Telecom, Oil, Coal, Public Transport etc, Factories, and from the unorganised sectors-Construction, Beedi, Street vendors, Domestic Workers, Migrant Workers, Scheme workers, Home based workers, rickshaw, auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers, agricultural workers etc., expresses serious concern over the deteriorating situation in the national economy due to the pro- corporate, anti-national and anti-people policies pursued by the Central Government and some of the States ruled by the BJP, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people across the country.
The Presidium of the Convention consisted of Ashok Singh, Ramendra Kumar, S. N. Pathak, K. Hemlata, R. K. Sharma, Probir Banerjee, Lata, Santosh Rai and Shatrujeet Singh.
Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC), Amarjeet Kaur (AITUC), Harbhajan Singh Sidhu (HMS), Tapan Sen (CITU), Satyavan (AIUTUC), G.R.Shivshankar (TUCC), Manali Shah (SEWA), Rajeev Dimri (AICCTU), Sanmugham (LPF), Ashok Ghosh (UTUC) addressed the Convention. Shivgopal Mishra( AIFR) and Guman Singh (NFIR) also addressed the convention.
The Convention noted with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of Demands on minimum wage, universal social security, workers’ status and including pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization of public and government sector including financial sectors and mass scale contractorisation, ratification of ILO Convention 87, 98 etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country. The ILO Convention 177 on Home Work and 189 on Domestic Work are also yet not ratified.

The Convention expressed its grave concern on scraping of hard-won 44 Central Labour Laws and replacing them with 4 employer-friendly Labour Codes and introduction of Fixed Term Employment through executive order. The Convention also expressed its anguish over New Pension Scheme and demand restoration of the old Pension Scheme. The Convention expresses solidarity with the fighting farmers and the Transport Workers of Rajasthan who are on an indefinite strike since 16th September, 2018.

This National Convention of Workers recorded its strong denunciation against the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery. The BJP Governments are using draconian UAPA, NSA as well as the agencies of CBI, NIA, IT to harass and suppress any dissenting opinions.  The peace loving secular people in the country are facing a stark situation of terror and insecurity all around. Working Class will raise its strong voice of protest.

In order to serve the interests of the multinational companies with Indian corporate, the present Government is pursuing blatantly anti-people, anti-workers and anti-national policies at the cost of severely damaging the national economy and destroying its indigenous productive and manufacturing capabilities. Such a regime must be defeated squarely to force the pro-people changes in policies on all fronts. This united platform of the working class resolves to heighten its struggle to that end.

The National Convention of workers adopted the following programmes:

1.    State level, district level and industry/sector level joint conventions  to be held during October/November 2018
2.    Joint Industry-level gate meetings, rallies etc. during November and December,2018
3.    Submission of strike notice jointly with demonstrations during 17-22 December, 2018
4.    Two days countrywide General Strike on 8th and 9th January 2019.

The National Convention called upon working people across the sectors and throughout the country irrespective of affiliations, independent unions, federations, associations to make the above programmes a total success.  

MACP Court Case and Need for Representations from Pensioners

National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Associations
New Delhi
Dear comrades,

As you must have read in our last issue of News Letter, the NCCPA National executive has decided to seek Judicial intervention in the matter of making MACP effective from 1.01.2006. Those who are willing to be participants of the litigation may kindly give the following details to the CHQ. This is needed for the preparation of the attendant and prayer
1.    Name
2.    Date of Birth
3.    Date of entry into Govt Service
4.    Name of the department
5.    Date of Joining the cadre/ Grade from which retired.
6.    Whether MACP is entitled to be awarded and if so the dates from which each promotion was due. Ist, 2nd and 3rd
7.    Date of retirement
8.    Whether MACP benefit was conferred or not and if so how many financial upgradations were given
9.    When was the 3rd MACP due and
10. Whether on 1.01.2006 3rd MACP had become due or not
11. Whether reverting the date of effect of MACP to 1.01.2006 will benefit and if so how: explain briefly

We are appending a petition to be addressed to the Heads of the department from which you retired asking them to act upon the judgement of the Supreme court. Kindly fill the petition immediately with due acknowledgement procedure:






I was recruited to the Department on…….. and joined the office at……. as    ……….(cadre). As per the MACP scheme I am entitled for the financial upgradation 3 times in my service career. I give hereunder the dates on which I should have been conferred  MACP as on those dates I had completed 10, 20 and 30 years of service.

 I also give hereunder the dates on which regular promotions were granted to me.

I solicit your kind attention to the Judgement delivered by the honourable Supreme Court in the case of UOI Vs Shri Balbir Singh dated 08.12.2017. By Virtue of the order in 14(1)/99-D(AG).dated 25.07.2018 the GOI has made it applicable to all Defence personnel. Since MACP is based on the same ratio both for Civilian employees and defence personnel, the said order ought to have covered all similarly placed personnel. By not doing so, the said order of DOPT is discriminating. The honourable Supreme Court Order makes it abundantly clear that the MACP ought to have been effective from 1,1,2006. Accordingly I am entitled for MACP upgradation with effect from
                        1st promotion
                        2nd Promotion
                        3rd promotion

I shall be grateful if the ratio land down by the Supreme Court it made applicable in my case and I am granted the financial benefit from the dates from which I am entitled to be promoted on MACP basis. As I retired from service, on…………..my pension entitled may also be accordingly revised and the consequent arrears granted to me.
I request you to kindly consider my petition and grant financial upgradation on the following dates and arrears of salary pension.

Thanking you

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Kerala Flood Distress Relief by AIPRPA States! 

We have seen that instant response to our call for contributions to Kerala CM Distress Relief Fund was great. AIPRPA CHQ wants full particulars of such contributions in cash donation and in kind to kerala. All are requested to email to aiprpachq@gmail.com giving full information. Kindly put the subject of email as "Kerala Flood Relief" - A full list of contributions will be placed in our website, so kindly respond immediately - KR GS AIPRPA

Saturday, September 15, 2018

NCCPA will move the Court of Law for Option 1 and MACP from 1.1.2006!

The NCCPA National Executive held at Chennai had decided to move CAT Principal Bench on both issues. This was communicated in NCCPA circular already.
But before filing the case on MACP implementation, in addition to NCCPA organisation, many individual petitioners are also required. Therefore all our affiliates are requested to guide their members to represent appropriate authorities requesting implementation from 1.1.2006. These representations should be sent by speed post or registered post to have proof of sending.Such representations (copy) together with reply from authorities should've collected by affiliates for transmitting to NCCPA CHQ. This is very urgent.
KKN Kutty
Secretary General