Comrade Shiv Gopal Sharma writes to the Prime Minister of India regarding the proposed indefinite strike by central government employees from 11th July 2016…
In a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Comrade Shiv Gopal Sharma, Secretary, Staff Side, has explained the situation to for an indefinite strike by central government employees from 11th of July 2016.
Here are the excerpts of his letter:
Dear Sir, the central government employees are very much disappointed with the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. We have written to you before too, and to the empowered committee also. However, we feel even after expressing our grievances, there is no concrete action taking place. Sir, the new pension scheme is a curse on the employees. As far as employees are concerned, they are worried that in future they may be deprived of their pension in total. They are also worried that there is no guarantee of either family pension nor gratuity as per 7th pay commission recommendations. The central government employees are in fact very much annoyed and anxious with the 7th pay commission recommendations.
There are about 11 lakh employees, out of which around 5 lac employees are from railways, most of whom are responsible for safety, and our demand is, their job should be non-transferable, for the safety reasons, since they know their area better.
Sir, we hope that you will do the needful to release the stress through which the employees are going on now.
Sir, we write to you in the hope that you do the needful and accept our just demands.’
The Charter of Demands send to the Prime Minister
Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission sent to Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015.
Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to technical/safety categories etc. in Railways& Defence, different categories in other Central Govt. establishments by the 7th pay commission.
Scrap the PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all CG employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 & Railways Pension Rules, 1993.
- i) No privatization/outsourcing/contractorisation of governmental functions.
- ii) Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on pay, pension and allowances to the GDS.
No FDI in Railways & Defence; No corporatization of Defence Production Units and Postal Department.
Fill up all vacant posts in the government departments, lift the ban on creation of posts; regularize the casual/contract workers.
Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments.
Extend the benefit of Bonus Act,1965 amendment on enhancement of payment ceiling to the adhoc Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees with effect from the Financial year 2014-15.
Ensure Five promotions in the service career of an employee.
Do not amend Labour Laws in the name of Labour Reforms which will take away the existing benefits to the workers.
Revive JCM functioning at all levels.