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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Government Employees before Parliament - Press Release & Memorandum

Mass Demonstration of Government Employees before Parliament - Press Release & Memorandum

(A Confederation of Defence, Railway, Postal, Autonomous body, Central & State Govt Employees Federation)

Ref: GENC / CIR / 04                                                                                                  Dated: 18.12.2013

Hon’ble Prime Minister,
Government of India,
New Delhi – 110011


Respected Sir, 

 Government Employees National Confederation (GENC), an affiliate of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, represents the 02 crores Government employees working in Central Government, State Government and Local Bodies. It has been working since last 45 yrs for the rights and welfare of employees besides taking into consideration the progress and interest of the Nation as well. 

 Government has declared to constitute the 07th Central Pay Commission but it has implemented the 6th CPC recommendations with certain anomalies which are yet to be resolved. The National Anomaly Committee constituted for the purpose has not yet settled any anomaly referred to it. The official side has simply rejected some of the important items for the reason best known to them. 

 Besides, Government has not given due attention to the major issues relating to Government employees. GENC observes that the Government has intended to weaken the unity of Government employees by outsourcing and contracting many of its Group ‘C’ and ‘B’ services. This has caused immense damage to the Executive organ of the Constitutional machinery besides potential security threat to the Nation, as the character and antecedents of such employees are not verified by any Government agencies, as is done in the case of Government employees. 

 Secondly, despite objections and protest against the New Pension Scheme, the Government has passed the PFRDA Act in the Parliament which is against the interest of Government employees. There have been instances of busting of pension funds in abroad resulting in huge losses to the pensioners. GENC has demanded that the Government should continue to pay pension to the Government employees. When EPF beneficiaries, armed forces personnel and People’s Representatives (Hon’ble MPs, MLAs) are exempted from New Pension Scheme, there should be no compulsory implementation on the Government employees. GENC demand that the Government employees should be removed from the purview of the PFRDA. 

 Most importantly, the sky-rocketing prices of various commodities have worsened the inflationary trend in the country and the common man’s survival has become nightmare. GENC demand that merger of 50% DA into the Basic Pay for all purposes and increase in the taxable income ceiling upto Rs. 05 lakh under the Income Tax would benefit the Government employees. The detailed Charter of Demands of GENC is annexed for kind perusal. 

 GENC has been writing to Government to resolve the demands and no actions have been taken so far. To remind the Government about its duty to look into the welfare of Government employees, GENC has organized peaceful agitation programmes of the employees throughout the country. In this context a mass rally is organized at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 18th December, 2013 wherein the employees from Defence, Railways, Postal, Central Secretariat, State Government and Government Autonomous organizations including Local Self Governance have participated to express their solidarity to the GENC and to demand the Government for early resolving of their long pending demands. 

 We hope your honour will consider the demands sympathetically and initiate action for resolving the long pending demands positively in time bound manner. 

 Thanking you. 
Sincerely yours 

Secretary General

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