CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS-PRESS STATEMENT.
More than 20000 Central Government employees participated in the March to Parliament programme organised by the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers. Every State in the country and organisation in each Department of Government of India took part in this programme. The rally was addressed by Com. Basudeb Acharya and Com. Tapan Sen, Members of Parliament and leaders of CITU. Leaders of AITUC, BMS and INTUC also addressed the gathering. Besides, the following leaders of the Confederation spoke at the rally.
Com. S.K. Vyas, President, Confederation, Com. K.Raghavendran, Working President, Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, National Federation of Postal Employees, Com. K.P. Rajagopal, Secretary General, Incometax Employees Federation, Com. M.S. Raja, Secretary General, All India Audit and Accounts Association, Com. Brighu Bhattacharya, Secretary General, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Com.Somayya, Vice President, Confederation, Com. Madan, Organising Secretary, Confederation and many others.
While concluding the rally, Com. K.K.N. Kutty, Secretary General said that the Confederation has submitted a detailed memorandum on the charter of demands to the Prime Minister and the Central Government employees expect the Prime Minister to consider and settle the issues within a reasonable time frame. To ensure an expeditious consideration of the issues by the Government the Confederation has decided to call upon the employees to organise State/District level conventions, demonstration, rally, dharna etc. in the coming three months. If no satisfactory settlement is brought about within the next three months on the charter, he announced that the Confederation will organise a day’s token strike on 12th December, 2012.
The major demands included in the charter are (a) setting up of 7th Central Pay Commission for wage revision with effect from 1.1.2011, (b) merger of DA with pay, (c) withdrawal of PFRDA Bill (d) revival of the negotiating forum JCM at all levels, (e) stopping privatisation, downsizing etc,(f) regularisation of casual workers, (g) grant of five promotions in the career as is given to the officers etc.
The rally was concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Com. Giriraj Singh, President, Delhi State Committee of the Confederation.