AIRF, Confederation of central Government Employees and AIDEF’s Joint letter demands to
withdraw PFRDA Bill
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL
GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.
We invite your attention to the efforts undertaken by us after the 12th December, one day strike action to bring about a united action by the Railway, Defence and other Central Government employees on certain pressing demands. In this connection you will recall that Com. S.K. Vyas, our President had been writing and following it up with telephonic conversations to bring about such a platform for action. We are happy to inform you that the AIRF and AIDEF has now agreed to bring about a joint platform of action to project two important demands of the CGEs. Viz. the setting up of the 7th CPC and the withdrawal of the PFRDA Bill.
We send herewith the joint Circular letter issued by the three organizations on 23.3.2013 calling upon its units to organize a joint demonstration on 29th April, 2013 in front of all offices throughout the country. The affiliates and State Committees are requested to take initiative in organizing the programme with maximum participation of members of the three organizations at a mutually agreed Central place in all Cities/towns and other places. All Units should be requested to send the telegram to the Prime Minister and a report of the extent of participation sent to the Confederation CHQ by 3rd May, 2013. We shall review the participation in the programme at our National Conference at Kolkata.
COPY OF JOINT LETTER
ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN FEDERATION
4, State Entry Road,New Delhi-110055.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
Manishinath Bhawan. A2/95 Rajouri Gardn,
New Delhi. 110 027
ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
S.M. Joshi Bhawan, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Road, Kirkee, PUNE. 3
As you are aware, the Government in reply to a question raised in the Parliament has stated that setting up of the 7thCentral Pay Commission for effecting wage revision of central Government employees is not presently under its consideration. You will recall, that a similar statement was made by the then Finance Minister, when the demand for setting up the 6th CPC was raised by the employees.
The Joint movement of the Central Government employees, for which we created the platform of the Steering Committee of the organizations participating in the JCM under the leadership of Late Com. J.P. Chaubey, the then General Secretary of All India Railway men Federation could ensure that the Government rescind its stand then and set up the 6th CPC. The real value of wages determined by the 6th CPC has now been eroded to the extent of above 100% due to the unprecedented inflation in the economy and spiraling rise in the prices of essential commodities. While the Government permits wage negotiation and revision in the fully owned Public Sector Undertakings every five years, the denial to revise the wages of Central Government employees despite such large scale erosion in the real value of wages is absolutely unjustified.
The Government had been persisting with the enactment of the PRFDA Bill in the Parliament in almost all sessions ever since the UPA II Government took over. Ironically they could elicit support from the main Opposition Party in the country for this ill advised enactment. Lakhs of new workers who have joined in various organizations of the Government since2004 are worried of their future, which is forlorn and bleak, in the wake of the denial of an age old social security scheme of Pension. We have been together opposing this move right from the day, the NDA Government introduced the bill in the Parliament in 2003. However, our efforts, actions and objections have all been ignored with disdain by the Government. Though they could not muster enough support required to pass the bill in the Parliament, the Union Cabinet has recently taken the decision to allow 49% FDI in the pension fund.
We are to channelize our efforts through a wider platform of Unity. Efforts are on anvil to bring about such a platform. In the meantime, we have decided to call upon all Units and Branches of AiRF, Confederation and AIDEF to organize Demonstration on 29th April, 2013. in front of all offices and send the following telegram to the Prime Minister.
Telgram – Model
WITHDRAW PFRDA BILL AND SET UP THE 7TH CPC
TO EFFECT WAGE REVISION OF CENTRAL
Name of the Unit:……………………
Sd/- Sd/- Sd/-
SHIVGOPAL MISRA KKN. KUTTY. C. SRIKUMAR.
General Secretary, AIRF Secretary General. Confederation. General Secretary.AIDEF.