Saturday, July 28, 2012
MASSIVE DHARNA AT JANTAR MANTAR UNDER JAC BANNER
A MASSIAVE DHARNA WAS HELD UNDER THE BANNER OF JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE VARIOUS CADRES WORKING UNDER CBEC ON 27TH JULY, 2012. THE MEMBERS OF CHANDIGARH ZONE INCLUDING SHRI R.C.SHARMA, CIRCLE PRESIDENT AND SHRI BHAGWAN SINGH, CIRCLE GENERAL SECRETARY ATTENDED THE DHARNA. A BRIEF SPEECH WAS ALSO DELIVERED BY THE CIRCLE GENERAL SECRETARY. AN UPDATE BY COM. KOUSHIK ROY PLACED ON THE ALL INDIA BLOGSPOT IS BEING REPRODUCED BELOW : -
The July 26th 2012 March to Parliament on the call of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers was a resounding success with several thousands of participants from all over the country from various Central Government Departments, in support of the 14 Point Charter of Demands including immediate constitution of VIIth Pay Commission, Merger of DA with Pay on it crossing 50% , easing of norms and cap for Compassionate Appointments to the kin of Employees dying in harness and comparable minimum of five assured promotions for all groups of Central Government employees like their Group A Officers, scrapping of the PFRDA Bill and other anti –employee measures . The first positive development is that the time limit of 3 years for Compassionate Appointments has been now done away with. The Government has been informed by way of a memorandum submitted that the action has to be taken within three months on the Charter of Demands , failing which a Nationwide Strike in all Central Government Departments would be held on December 12 2012.
The Joint Action Committee comprising of Staff Associations in the CBEC organized a massive day long Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 27th July 2012. In a demonstration of unprecedented unity and resolute action, hundreds of Group C and B employees of our Department from the Customs as well as Central Excise sides, including the Executive, Ministerial and Telecommunications streams converged in the National Capital from every nook and corner of the country essentially to demand implementation of Cadre Restructuring in CBEC forthwith without any cuts and in a manner matching the aspirations of the lower level cadres of the Board. The Dharna was addressed by Shri Basudev Acharya, Hon’ble Member of Parliament(Lok Sabha) who empathized with our situation of poor promotional avenues and continued exploitation of government employees barring the elite few.He also assured that he would be raising these issues including that of the long pending Restructuring in Parliament.
Secretary General of the Income Tax Employees Federation(ITEF), Com. Rajagopalan, Convener of the Co-ordination Committee of Associations/ Federations in Department Of Revenue Com.Vrigu Bhattacharjee,General Secretary Co-ordination Committee of Central Government Employees and workers New Delhi, Com. Ashok Kannojia Additional Secretary ITEF, Secretary General of All India Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers Shri Ravi Malik and several other National level leaders also spoke at length on the various issues confronting the Department and its employees, most important being the pathetic career prospects of the Group C and Group B cadres. There were also addresses by all National and Regional level leaders of Associations comprising the JAC, interspersed with vigourous and frequent slogan shouting.
Shri Ravi Malik along with Superintendent Association New Delhi attended the meeting, he requested to include the points extended by his association in the charter, in reply to that Secretary General AICEIA stated that it is decided in the JAC meeting at Kolkata that the Gazzetted Officers Association and other organizations who have not yet joined the JAC are free to join along with their own points.
In the afternoon a communication addressed to the Prime Minister of India was handed over by leaders of the JAC to officials of the PMO, and copies of the same were also forwarded to Revenue Secretary.
The show of strength and unity at New Delhi on 27th July 2012 augurs well for Association activities and we have to take it further to sustain this struggle till we achieve all our just and genuine demands.
A delegation comprising the President, Secretary General, Working President and Asstt. Secretary General of the AICEIA met the Director, DoP&T and had discussions on the CBEC Restructuring Proposals, the revised version of which has been submitted by the Board to the DoP&T. It was informed by the Director that the file is presently with the Secretary DoP&T and it would be sent to the Committee of Secretaries very soon.
A meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the AICEIA is tentatively scheduled for 24th of August at Bhubaneswar. Circular to this effect will be issued soon.