Tens of thousands of workers, farmers and agricultural workers thronged through all the streets of Delhi making it virtually a roaring red sea. They came from all parts of the country to register their protest against anti-people neo- liberal policy of Narendra Modi government which has pushed back the poor in the country to the extreme bottom and the only beneficiary being the corporate. The mammoth rally was a clear warning to the government to change its retrograde policy or face the ouster. The meeting held at Parliament street was addressed by leaders of AIKS, CITU, AIAWU and other participant unions.
As per the call of CHQ, about 300 pensioners of Delhi NTR, UP(W), UP (E), Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh participated in the rally under the leadership of Coms.V.A.N.Nambbodiri, Advisor, K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, Abdul Rasheed, Circle Secretary, UP(W), K.R.Yadav, Circle Secretary, UP(E), H.S.Thakur, Circle Secretary, MP, D.P.S.Shishodia, Circle Secretary, NTR and Kuldeep Singh, Organising Secretary. CHQ heartily congratulates all the participants for their solidarity and support to the cause of the farmers and workers.
BSNLEU and BSNL CCWF also participated in large numbers.
The 5th biennial District Conference of Palakkad was held on 04-09-2018 with Com.N.Sethumadhavan, District President in chair. Com.N.Guruprasad, Circle Secretary delivered the inaugural address narrating the current developments with regard to 3rd PRC, wage revision, pension revision and the decisions of Jalgaon Central Executive Committee meeting. He also appealed to contribute more to the Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund considering the huge amount required to rebuild our beloved Kerala. Coms.P.Parameswaran, Assistant Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, T.S.Parameswaran, Vice President, NCCPA, V.Kesavan, Circle Patron and Radhakrishnan, District Secretary, BSNLEU addressed the open session.
Com.K.Vasudevan, District Secretary welcomed all and presented the biennial report and audited accounts which were adopted after discussion.
New set of office bearers were elected unanimously with Com.N.Sethumadhavan (President), Com.K.Vasudevan (District Secretary) and Com.M.Kuppuswamy (Treasurer)
The workers, farmers and the agricultural workers are joining together in New Delhi to protest against the anti-worker, anti-farmer and anti people neoliberal policies of Narendra Modi government. Lakhs will march through the streets in New Delhi demanding effective control of prices of essential commodities and universalise the public distribution system, concrete measures for generation of decent employment, minimum wage of Rs.18,000 for all workers, stop anti-worker labour law amendments, remunerative price for all agricultural products, loan waiver for peasants and agricultural workers, no contractorisation, redistributive land reforms, stop forcible land acquisition, reversal of neoliberal policies etc. The Rally will also hit out at the communal agenda and authoritarian drive of Modi government and condemn the serial mob lynching. Delhi is all set to witness the historical Mazdoor Kisan Sangarsh Rally on 5th September, 2018 which is certain to create a glittery history in the forward march of the workers and farmers of the country.
Our Jalgaon CEC has decided to support the struggle and participation by our Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and MP comrades. All the comrades of these circles are requested to reach Eastern Court at 10 AM on 05-09-2018 and we will join the main rally at Parliament Street.
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Cabinet approves additional 2 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.
Com.D.V.Dhaktod, a dedicated and sincere leader of the movement breathed his last on the night of 30th August, 2018 at a Nagpur hospital. He was 84 and was ailing for some time long. Com.Dhaktod has functioned in various capacities in the central government employees movement and pensioners as well which were entrusted to him with utmost commitment. He was the General Secretary of Audit and Accounts Association during the formative stage and worked tirelessly for the onward march of the central government employees movement along with Com.S.K.Vyas. After retirement he focused on uniting the pensioners movement associating with Com.S.K.Vyas. He was the Chairman of CGPA, Nagpur and also the Chairman of Vidharba Co-Ordination Committee of Pensioners Associations. He was part of NCCPA since its inception and was serving as Vice President. His simplicity and humbleness and dedication to the cause of workers and pensioners will ever be remembered.
AIBDPA dips its banner and pays respectful homage to the departed leader and conveys heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and comrades.