The second phase of the agitation, decided by the Jalgaon CEC, the Post Card Campaign is to be conducted on this week. The address and matter are given under once again for ready reference.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister,
Government of India
Respected Prime Minister,
Seek your kind intervention for immediate pension revision of BSNL retirees from 01-01-2017 with 15% fitment recommended by the 3rd PRC and approved by the government, delinking wage revision.
All functionaries are requested to reach out to each and every pensioner and get the post card signed and send it at the earliest.
So, as in the case of the first phase, Pension Revision Day on 30-08-2018, let us make the Post Card Campaign also a grand success.
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.
Tuticorin District Conference has been held with good participation of pensioners on 17-09-2018. Com.T.Subramonian, District President controlled the proceedings. Com.K.Kandasamy, Asst.District Secretary welcomed all. Com.C.K.Narasimhan, Circle Secretary inaugurated the conference and explained the current developments. Com.S.Mohadoss, CHQ Vice President delivered the key note address. Coms.Manuel Paulraj, District Secretary, Madurai, S.Dhanmaypandian, District Vice President, BSNLEU and Shri.Xavier Hruthsamy, DGM greeted the conference. After adopting the report and accounts, a new set of office bearers were elected unanimously.
Com.T.Subramonian (President) Com.P.Ramar (District Secretary) and Com.K.Ganesan (Treasurer)
ALAPPUZHA- COM.K.G.JAYARAJ, GENERAL SECRETARY INAUGURATING.
September 19th, 1968 is an unforgettable Day for the central government employees. It was on this day that a massive one day strike was waged by the central government employees. The demands put forward were nothing new; need based minimum wage, Full nuetralisation of DA, Merger of DA with pay, Proportionate wages for ED employees (now GDS) etc. Strike was warranted due to the arrogant and unjustified stand of the central government. The Indira Gandhi government resorted to all sorts of repressive measures, including promulgating Essential Service Maintenance Ordinance, to frighten the employees and defeat the strike. Leaders including Coms. D.Gnanaiah, Secretary General, NFPTE and N.J.Iyer, General Secretary, R-3 and thousands of workers were arrested on 18th September itself. But these provocations were just adding fuel to the fire and in certain places the strike started on 18th September. Army and para military forces were deployed to crush the strike and 17 comrades, mostly from railways were made martyrs.
In P&T Department, the strike was total and all telecommunications and postal services were paralised. So the victimisation also was brutal and large. 1171 were summarily terminated, 3756 suspensions with 49 dismissals, 64,000 termination notices were served to the temporary employees, 3677 were arrested and more than 1 lakh faced various disciplinary proceedings and punishments. In Kerala the LDF government supported the strike and refused to use police, army or para military forces against the strike despite threat of dismissal by the central government. Therefore the central government through the buerocracy resorted to large scale victimisation. But the organisation faced these challenges with more vigour and determination by sustained struggle and massive and unparallel relief activities with the support of other organisations and the people. The immense help we got from some of the MPs like Com.A.K.Gopalan is worth mentioning. Finally we could overcome these onslaughts by the government within a reasonable period and government was compelled to appoint the 3rd Pay Commission.
This time it is the golden jubilee of the glorious struggle and being observed all over the country befittingly. When we proudly commemorate the sacrifices of the brave hearts, let us reaffirm to resolve to fight against all sorts of onslaughts of government which is pursuing the anti-people neo liberal policies and divisive tactics.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM- COM. P.V.CHANDRASEKHARAN DELIVERING THE COMMEMORATIVE ADDRESS.
ERODE- COM.C.K.NARASIMHAN, CIRCLE SECRETARY INAUGURATING.
VELLORE- COM.S.MOHANDOSS, CHQ VICE PRESIDENT HONOURING THE STRIKE HEROES.
Some mischievous elements are trying to confuse the workers by spreading rumours that the recognised unions are trying to finalise Wage settlement with less than 15% fitment. We know that these mischievous elements are trying to get some cheap publicity for themselves, by spreading such rumours. Still, it is our duty to tell the workers that both the recognised unions are determined to get 15% fitment in the wage revision. Both the recognised unions will not sign any agreement with less than 15% fitment. All the employees who were on service as on 01-01-2017, will get 15% fitment.
At the same time, pay scales are different. Whatever formula, the 3rd PRC has adopted to determine the minimum of the Executive pay scales, will also be made applicable, for the Non-Executive pay scales. Confusing the fitment formula, with the formula adopted to create the pay scales, only shows the ignorance and hollowness of these mischievous elements.
After the 2nd Wage Revision settled by BSNLEU, BSNL employees were drawing higher salary than the bank employees. This is an undeniable fact. BSNLEU organised a two day nation wide strike to achieve that wage settlement. But, in that strike, FNTO stabbed on the back of the employees. It wrote letter to the Management saying that, the union was not participating in that strike. Employees have not forgotten all these facts.
Com.Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary inaugurated the special general body meeting of Jalpaiguri district on 10-09-2018. Com. Susanta Ghosh, Circle President was the other main speaker. Com.D.N.Ghosh presided over the meeting. Com.Prabir Ghosh, Acting District Secretary welcomed the gathering.