Sunday, 19 February 2017

Arrears on Allowances including HRA and Transport Allowance is going to be rejected – Confederation

Now it has become clear that the Government has constituted the Allowance Committee headed by Finance Secretary, mainly to delay the implementation of enhanced allowances and finally deny the arrears by implementing the revised allowance either from 01-01-2017 or from 01-04-2017. The four months time fixed for the Allowance Committee is already extended to six months upto 22-02-2017. Reserve Bank Governor, Dr. Urjit Patel had hinted to the media that the burden of payment of arrears during this financial year will not be there, meaning that Government may not give retrospective effect to the revised allowances. The RBI Governor, Dr. Urjit Patel made the following observations, which is published in the RBI website.

“The extension of two months given to the Ministry of Finance to receive the notification on higher allowances under the Pay Commission’s award could push its fuller effect into the next financial year rather than this financial year”.

Further, the Allowance Committee has not held any negotiation with the JCM Staff Side. It just heard the views of the staff side. The request of the JCM staff side to hold one more meeting with staff side NJCM was not favourably considered by the Finance Secretary, who is the Chairman of the Allowance Committee. No indication is given as to whether the percentage of HRA recommended by 7th CPC will be enhanced to 30%, 20% and 10%. The fate of other allowances are also the same. Unless NJCA take a firm stand and negotiate with the Government by reviving the indefinite strike, the employees will be placed in a desperate and helpless situation, if Government is allowed to unilaterally declare the HRA and other allowances, without retrospective effect from 01-01-2016, and also without much modification, thereby denying crores of rupees as arrears.


Central Government Employees Observe 6th March 2017 as ‘BLACK DAY’ – Confederation

Dear comrades,

We know that all of you are in the midst of hectic preparation and campaign for making the 16th March Strike action a great success. As has been explained in the article, which we have placed on our website, the NDA Government, led by BJP has exhibited the worst anti-employee attitude in the post independent era of our country. This Government has treated its own employees as its worst enemy. The decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 29th June, 2016 rejecting even the recommendations made by the high level committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary was unprecedented. Even the setting up of various committees was nothing but an eye wash. Nothing will come out of that. Even the NPS Committee on which the young comrades had pinned some hope of at least getting a minimum guaranteed pension will produce nothing. The discussions at the JCM fora has been converted into mostly monologues i.e. the official side simply listening and not reacting. The Government, it appears, has made the Pension department to reject the one and only recommendation of the 7th CPC which was considered to be positive i.e. Option No.1 for pensioners on the specious ground that the same is not feasible to be implemented. The allowances committee has dilly dallied its deliberation and would now submit its report after the extended period of 6 months expires on 22.02.2017. Even if they make any positive recommendation, which is seldom expected, the NDA Government would not act upon it. They have very successfully postponed the payment of the revised allowanced for 15 months.

In the face of such terrible onslaught, betrayal and chicanery, which no Government in the past has every indulged in, it is surprising that some of our friends who has a predominant role in the movement of the Central Government employees has unfortunately chosen to wait and watch. It appears that they have chosen to wait endlessly hurting the cause of the workers.

We have no hesitation to affirmatively state the obvious that we have chosen the right path, the path of struggles, which can only the choice of the working class against tyrannical attitude of the employer, howsoever, powerful they may be. We must realize that those who are in the saddle of power today are not permanently posted there. We were witness to the abysmal downfall of persons who were arrogant personified. It appears that the reasonableness, righteousness and patience we had exhibited have been taken as signs of cowardice. The undeniable fact is that those who fight, only can win. We, therefore, appeal to you to carry on with conviction and courage.

Eight months will be over on 6th March, 2017, when the Group of Ministers held out the assurance of revisiting the minimum wage and multiplication factor. It is now crystal clear that that was an act of chicanery. No committee was set up and no discussions were held to seriously consider the issue. We, therefore, appeal to all of you to ensure that the day, i.e. 6th March, 2017 is observed as a day of betrayal and all our members are requested to wear a Black badge with the following words inscribed on it in bold letters and conduct demonstrations in front of all Central Government offices.

13TH June & 6TH JULY, 2016

6TH March 2017 must be yet another occasion to mobilize our members to ensure their participation in the 16th March, 2017 strike action and ultimately win all the demands in the charter.

We fight to win and we shall win.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

(M Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125



Thursday, 16 February 2017



Secretary (Staff Side) JCM's Letter to Chairman, NPS Sub-Committee

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Draft Seniority List of Postal Assistants in Tamilnadu Circle as on 1.04.2016 who were confirmed after 1.4.1988 and appointed prior to 4.11.1992

Srirangam Division

185 Srirangam Kathirvel.K UR 01/01/1958 17/08/1983 17/08/1983 01/04/1988
263 Srirangam Murugesan.K UR 14/05/1961 10/08/1985 10/08/1985 01/04/1988
557 Srirangam Ramaraju.J SC 03/04/1957 10/10/1982 10/10/1982 01/01/1990 A/cs-1992 
558 Srirangam Rajendran II.S SC 29/05/1959 10/10/1982 10/10/1982 01/01/1990
559 Srirangam Amutha.A UR 01/09/1960 02/11/1982 02/11/1982 01/01/1990
568 Srirangam Kalaiselvan.A SC 06/11/1961 09/04/1983 09/04/1983 01/01/1990
576 Srirangam Sundararaju.A UR 12/07/1960 11/06/1983 11/06/1983 01/01/1990
583 Srirangam Vaithilingam.N SC 28/06/1961 25/07/1983 25/07/1983 01/01/1990
590 Srirangam Ganga.R UR 13/04/1964 06/09/1983 06/09/1983 01/01/1990
600 Srirangam Usharani.G UR 30/07/1960 22/11/1983 22/11/1983 01/01/1990 A/cs 1994
605 Srirangam Mallika.De UR 15/07/1963 30/09/1986 30/09/1986 01/01/1990
849 Srirangam Rajakumari.J UR 25/06/1964 21/12/1986 21/12/1986 01/01/1991 A/cs-1997
863 Srirangam Vijayakumar.S UR 13/08/1959 27/02/1988 27/02/1988 01/01/1991
865 Srirangam Sugantha.L UR 15/05/1963 19/05/1988 19/05/1988 01/01/1991
867 Srirangam Thaiyalnayaki.G UR 25/05/1963 01/08/1988 01/08/1988 01/01/1991 A/cs-1997
868 Srirangam Rajamani.R SC 20/08/1958 17/09/1988 17/09/1988 01/01/1991
870 Srirangam Amutha.R UR 01/05/1962 26/10/1988 26/10/1988 01/01/1991 A/cs-1998
871 Srirangam Nakeeran.V SC 23/05/1959 21/10/1982 21/12/1988 01/01/1991
879 Srirangam Ayyasamy.P UR 20/05/1958 02/04/1988 02/04/1988 24/01/1991
1006 Srirangam Meenakshirani.K SC 29/11/1958 22/10/1979 22/10/1979 10/04/1991 Kerala - 10.12.1990
1179 Srirangam Jayaraj.R UR 20/05/1959 05/01/1990 05/01/1990 05/01/1992 A/cs-1997
1180 Srirangam Sadasivam.R SC 11/05/1959 28/04/1983 13/10/1990 05/01/1992
1248 Srirangam Indirani.M SC 04/06/1958 10/01/1987 10/01/1987 31/03/1992
1253 Srirangam Ravindran.S UR 09/05/1958 13/04/1990 13/04/1990 13/04/1992
1331 Srirangam Rajagopal.R ST 19/05/1962 10/03/1990 10/03/1990 10/08/1992
1431 Srirangam Subha.N UR 16/11/1970 26/01/1992 26/01/1992 08/02/1993
1475 Srirangam Suganthi.B UR 25/07/1969 25/05/1992 25/05/1992 22/07/1993
1476 Srirangam Radha.K UR 28/05/1971 28/05/1992 28/05/1992 22/07/1993 A/cs-1997
1596 Srirangam Geetha.A UR 15/07/1967 25/05/1992 25/05/1992 01/02/1994
1628 Srirangam Revathi.P UR 31/08/1969 10/05/1992 10/05/1992 25/04/1994
1688 Srirangam Nagalakshmi.S UR 30/05/1969 27/05/1992 27/05/1992 27/05/1994 A/cs-1999

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   06-02-2017 அன்று மணவிழா கண்ட திருவரங்கம் தலைமை  அதிகாரி தோழர்  S. ராஜேந்திரன்  அவர்களின் மகன்  மணமகன்  செல்வன் R. செல்வகுமார்  மணமகள்  செல்வி. K. ஜாஸ்மின் ஆகியோர் எல்லா வளமும், நலமும் பெற்று பல்லாண்டு வாழ எல்லாம் வல்ல இறைவனையும், இயற்கையையும் வேண்டுகிறோம். 

NFPE, Srirangam