Tuesday, November 10, 2015


National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055

No. NJCA/2015                                                                             November 10, 2015
All Members of NJCA

 Sub:-   Observance of All India protest day on 19th November 2015

Dear Comrade,

            All of you may recall that the NJCA in its meeting held on 30th September 2015 in Delhi after considering the delay in submission of the report of the 7th CPC as also broadly taking stock the speculating and detail deliberations, unanimously decided to defer the proposed Indefinite  General Strike of the Central Government Employees till next Budget Session and symmetrically it was also resolve to observe 19th November 2015 as Joint Nation wise protest day to all the country to press upon the Government of India to resolve the long pending
legitimate demands of all the Government Employees.

            All of you are therefore accordingly requested to take all necessary steps to jointly observe protest day on 19th November 2015. As per decision taken by the NJCA in the said meeting the member of the NJCA shall stage one day Dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on the said day.

Charter of Demands

1.         Effect wage revision of Central Government employees from 1.12014 accepting the memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report with the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2.         No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services;

3.         No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

4.         Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory
pension scheme.

5.         No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices;

6.         Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.

7.         Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8.         No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
9.         Remove the Bonus ceiling;

10.       Ensure five promotions in the service career.

Report of the protest may be forwarded to this office accordingly.

With best wishes for Diwali, Chat, Bhai Duj and Guru Parv.

Comradely yours,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)


Notification for Implementation of OROP Issued

The Government today issued the notification regarding implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ in respect of Defence Forces personnel. Salient features of the OROP as stated in the Order are as follows:
I. To begin with, pension of the past pensioners would be re-fixed on the basis of pension of retirees of calendar year 2013 and the benefit will be effective with effect from 1.7.2014.
II. Pension will be re-fixed for all pensioners on the basis of the average of minimum and maximum pension of personnel retiring in 2013 in the same rank and with the same length of service.
III. Pension for those drawing above the average shall be protected.
IV. Arrears will be paid in four equal half yearly instalments. However, all the family pensioners, including those in receipt of Special/Liberalized family pensioners, and Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one instalment.
V. In future, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.
* Personnel who opt to get discharged henceforth on their own request under Rule 13(3)1(i)(b),13(3)1(iv) or Rule 16B of the Army Rule 1954 or equivalent Navy or Air Force Rules will not be entitled to the benefits of OROP. It will be effective prospectively.
* The Govt. has decided to appoint a Judicial Committee to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP. The Judicial Committee will submit its report in six months.
* Detailed instructions along with tables indicating revised pension for each rank and each category, shall be issued separately for updation of pension and payment of arrears directly by Pension Disbursing Agencies.
(Excerpts Courtesy: CG Employees News:)


6-7, NOVEMBER, 2015

            The 3rd TRIENNIAL AIC of NCCPA was held in Kolkata from 6th to 7th November, 2015. Comrade R.L.Bhattacharjee Chairman NCCPA presided over the AIC. 200 Delegates and Observers from all over the country representing 25 affiliates, in addition to West Bengal Pensioners, have attended the AIC. The AIC had a spectacular start with an impressive procession by the Pensioners. At the end of the procession the National Flag was hoisted by senior leader of P&T Trade Union movement Comrade Sisir Bhattacharya and the NCCPA flag was hoisted by the Chairman NCCPA Comrade RLB. The homage to the Martyrs Column was impressive with the former Finance Minister of West Bengal Government Comrmade Asim Dasgupta paying floral tributes that was followed by all other leaders and Delegates and Observers. Before the formal inauguration cultural folk songs were sung by the Kolkata CG Employees.

            The inaugural session was impressive with a galaxy of leaders decorating the  dais and addressing the AIC. Comrade Asim Dasgupta former FM delivered the inaugural address. The inaugural session was addressed by Comrades KKN.Kutty (Chairman Confederation of CG Employees); Piyush (State General Secretary of West Bengal State Committee of Confederation); VAN.Namboodiri (Patron NCCPA); Subroto Majumdar (WB State COC of CGPA Association); Aparesh Bhattachargee (Bank Pensioners Association); Himadri Roy (LIC Pensioners Association); Subhendu Mukherjee (Railway Pensioners Association); and others. 

            The Subjects Committee was also presided over by Comrade RLB. The House paid homage to all departed leaders and dignitaries from different walks of life. The Report of the Secretary General was placed for adoption by the Secretary General Comrade Pavitra Ranjan Chakraborty. In the debate that followed in the afternoon of the day and on the forenoon of the second day of the AIC various Office Bearers of NCCPA, Chief Executives of Affiliated All India Associations including AIPRPA and State and District CGPA organisations and Delegates belonging to various organisations including AIPRPA have too part. With the summing up of the discussion by the Secretary General Comrade Pavitra, the Report of the Secretary General and the Audited accounts have been adopted.
Various Resolutions including on Policy and Programme that declared the solidarity support to the 19th November Central Government Employees programme; Affiliation to the international pensioners organisation called the TUI-Pensioners & Retired; Opposition to escalating price rise; Against the communalism; Observing the 13th February of each year as the Memorial Day of Comrade S.K.Vyas; Demanding implementation of Court judgments to all similarly placed without dragging all to courts for unnecessary legal battle were some of the important resolutions adopted by the House. 

            The debate brought home that formation of Departmental wise All India Pensioners Associations for bigger departments will result in strengthening of NCCPA in all States. The AIC paid maximum concentration to the efforts of building a stronger NCCPA as well building a strong united platform of all CG Pensioners organisations to meet out the situation arising out of the submission of recommendations by the 7th CPC shortly. 

            The open session was the concluding session in which Comrade Basudev Acharya former M.P who always fought for our cause both inside and outside the parliament addressed elaborately on the type of attacks let loose on the workers and pensioners. The Open Session was also addressed by Comrade KKN.Kutty and also by Comrade Sujatha Saha the Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. 

            The AIC elected the following list of Office Bearers & Patrons unanimously:
1. Com.VAN.Namboodiri
2. Com.R.L.Bhattacharyaa
Chairman:Com.Shiv Gopal Mishra (JCM Staff Side Secretary)
Wkg.Chairman: Com.S.S.Roy (West Bengal)
Vice Chairman:    
1) Com. C.L.Mathur (Rajasthan)
2) Com. D.V.Dhaktod (Maharashtra)
3) Com. H.N.Joshi (M.P)
4) Com.T.S.Parameswaran (Kerala)
5) Com.S.Rahman (Assam)
Secretary General:              Com.KKN.Kutty
Dy. Secretary General:      
1) Com.Pavitra Ranjan Chakraborty (WB)
2) Com.K.Ragavendran (AIPRPA GS)
Assistant Secy General:   
1) K.G.Jayaraj (AIBDPA GS)
2) Prabakaran Nair (Telengana)
3) S.K.Sharma (Rajasthan)
4) C.P.Shobana (Kerala)
5) I.S.Dabas (Delhi)
Treasurer:  Com.H.L.Sidhu (Haryana)
Asst.TRR: Com. S.Laha (WB)
Organising Secretary:
1) M.A.Karlekar (Maharashtra)
2) T.I.Sudhakaran (Kerala)
3) N.Somaiah (Telengana)
4) Geetha Goshal (WB)
5) K.P.Sharma (Rajasthan)\
6) G.R.Verma (U.P)
Internal Auditor Com.A.K.Ghosh (WB)
            The AIC concluded with the singing of International Song of Working Class by the Cultural Troup and all Delegates. 

            The AIC of NCCPA has instilled a resolve in all participating organisations to improve the strength of all and to develop NCCPA as a much larger Pensioners Organisation in the future by tireless organisational efforts as well as fighting for the just issues of Pensioners. 

            Some of the photographs of the AIC are placed hereunder

Procession at the start of the AIC
Delegates attending the AIC
Com.KKN addressing the inaugural Session
Flag Hoisting
Chairman NCCPA hoisting NCCPA Flag

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