Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Job pattern of Group ‘B’ officers and those at the entry level in Group A, in almost all the Government Departments, are very similar and there could be hardly any reason, except the legacy of India’s colonial past, for persisting with two classes of officers in the Government. It only instills sense of class difference in the officer’s cadre, which thoroughly demoralises the officers at cutting edge level, striking a fatal blow at the very roots of quality governance. There should be only two cadres viz. Gazetted and Non-Gazetted.
Though various methodologies had been adopted to arrive at a minimum Wage, the intrinsic value of the job content of each grade and post at the intermediary level has not been given due consideration by any Pay Commission. It has to be assessed by an expert committee. Hence, there is need to appoint an expert committee for assessing the intrinsic value of the job content of each grade and post at the intermediary level.

Various anomalies arising after the implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commission are mainly due to lack of scientific assessment of Job content of the each Grade in the Gazetted Officers Post. Pending finalization of such a study, the Commission should maintain the presently existing vertical and horizontal relativities.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission has announced that it will submit the report to the Government of India on 19.11.2015 at 19.30 hours.

Finance ministry has indicated that the Seventh Central Pay Commission was mindful of the fiscal concerns of the Govt. Finance ministry has already communicated its concerns with regard to sustainability of public expenditure to Pay Commission.

Finance Secretary said that after submission of VII CPC report, it would be scrutinised by a secretariat to be set up in the Finance ministry.

Finance Minister already said that VII CPC, OROP will not impact fiscal deficit.

When the Pay Commission itself was ready to submit the report in stipulated time initially, the Central government gave four months extension upto December 2015.

The VII CPC recommendations should be implemented w.e.f 01.01.2014.

India needs government employees more than the existing with decent pay package for effective governance.
Statistics of Government employees across the world reveals that India has 1622 government servants (Central and State government employees) for every 100,000 citizens. In stark contrast, the United States has 7,681 government servants for 100000 citizens. If we look into the statistics in respect of central government employees only, there are 254 central government servants for every 100000 citizens in India. But the US federal government has 840 government servants for every 100000 population.
The above fact implies India need to recruit more government servants to increase the effectiveness of the government.
The wage bill should not be construed an expense, since it is paid for service done by government staff to run the government machinery. Without this work force government cannot function. Unless a decent pay package is provided to government Officers & staff, the government cannot ensure good and effective governance.
A culture of human exploitation and disrespect for the law prevails, and we are expected to enforce government machinery at cheaper cost without any claim for the recognition and benefits. Disrespect for human beings is in the DNA of the current system. While slavery is, of course, the most extreme situation in the field level offices, the truth is that the Gazetted officer is being ruthlessly exploited. Our Officers perform backbreaking work, at the very low pay scales; have no benefits and virtually no protection to their self-respect. Historically Gazetted Officers have been and continue to be excluded from Indian fair labour standards and are prevented from unionizing. The cruelty of modern-day slavery prevailing in the Government has motivated our officers to continue fighting for their rights, prompting the Government agencies to support our demands that include better pay scales and working conditions and new environment.
Pay commissions have been viewed, or at least have been portrayed, as a stable watch dog of our economy, looking out for everyone’s good like a kind of gentle Big Brother. We wouldn’t survive without the Pay Commissions, is what most of our Gazetted officers believe. What we fail to see is the reality that the door to the Pay Commission is a revolving one with the Finance Ministry of India. What we do not see is that the Pay commission is a Government agency that manufactures policy in the interests of Government. Our job now is to unite every resource available and put every shoulder to the wheel. A strong united movement of Gazetted officers alone can change the status of the Gazetted officers and render Justice.
Our thirst for justice has been remaining unquenched for six decades. In fact, it has been deliberately allowed to aggravate by repeated injustice by the Pay Commissions and by the Authorities who seem to have taken upon themselves the task of suppressing us further and further in to virtual slavery. Our thirst for justice is real acute and painful. We can quench our thirst for a fair deal, only when we, every one of us, establish emphatically that we are capable of sustained struggle. Our thirst will be quenched when every one of us demonstrate that “it is nobler to take arms against the sea of trouble and by opposing end them”
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The Seventh Central Pay Commission has announced that it will submit the report to the Government of India on 19.11.2015 at 19.30 hours.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Observance of All India protest day on 19th November 2015
The National Joint Council of Action(NJCA) & Confederation of Central Govt.Gazetted Officers Organisations (CCGGOO) after considering the delay in submission of the report of the 7th CPC have decided to observe 19th November 2015 as Joint Nation wise protest day to press upon the Government of India to resolve the long pending legitimate demands of all the Government Employees.
NJCA & CCGGOO will stage one day Dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 19th November 2015.
Charter of Demands
1. Effect wage revision of Central Government employees from 1.12014 accepting the memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report with the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.
2. No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services;
3. No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.
4. Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory
pension scheme.
5. No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices;
6. Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.
7. Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.
8. No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
9. Remove the Bonus ceiling;
10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Sub: Recovery of New Pension Scheme subscription fee/charge

Ref.: Dy. General Manager, NPS Trust, New Delhi’s notice dated 19.10.2015

It has come to our notice that, @ 0.01% of the AUM on daily accrual basis is proposed to be imposed on the NPS Subscribers.

In this connection, it is worth-mentioning that, in the past, it was assured to the Central Government Employees & Officers that, no Administrative Charge/Fee would be imposed on any of the Government employees & Officers.

Orders to this effect, if so issued, should immediately be withdrawn.

Shri Sanjay Kothari,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
(Government of India),
North Block,
New Delhi-110001
Successive Central pay commissions recommended the reduction in the number of Government employees in their reports without any justification.

Any time whenever we meet any authority he invariably laments that office is over staffed.

It is not only interesting but also shocking to know the number of Government employees compared to population in various countries.

According to 2012 data as regards the Government Employees India it is 1.6% in India, 7.58% in USA, 10% in UK, it is 5.9% in Brazil, 15.7 % in Russia. It is the least percentage in India. Even then, the Central Pay Commissions had been recommending reduction in manpower to the Government every time.

Countries, where everything is under private sector, have a much better percentage of Government employees.

Is it not an issue of serious concern?

Does it not have resultant consequences of good governance and socially affecting secured employment in our country, which has highest level of human resources?

Let's all think of this to rise against the evil.

Build strong Officers Association in order to fight this menace.

We, the entirety of Gazetted officers, shall be grateful to you if you could build strong Officers Association to overcome the Challenges before the Gazetted Officers in Central Government and strengthen Confederation of Central Government  Gazetted Officers Organisations(CCGGOO).

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Monday, 2 November 2015

During the visit of Dr.S.Christopher, Secretary, Deptt. of Defence R& D and Director General, DRDO on 02/11/15 to DLRL & DMRL, the JCM III members,representatives of Federation and All India DRDO Technical Officers Assn.have submitted memoranda and discussed regarding various issues of DRDO employees & Officers.
AIDTOA has submitted suggestions for incorporation in the proposed DRTC Cadre review and requested to consult all the stake holders and deliberate on each point. As the Cadre review has to be carried out immediately before implementation of VII CPC report,DRDO Hqrs was requested to prepare the revised draft incorporating all the suggestions.
If the DRTC Cadre review is not carried out immediately in consultation with all the stake holders,AIDTOA will be left with no other alternative except to go on programme of action for betterment of career prospects of DRTC personnel.
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