02 September 2015

IT return E-filing date extended till 7th September 2015

  After receiving various representations from citizens allover the Country,    The Central Board Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the due date till 7th September 2015. Preciously the last date for E-filing for IT was upto 31 Aug 2015. Those who missed to file the income tax returns during the past can make use of this chance to file the income tax.

DA for July 2015 is expected to declare by this week

    The union cabinet is about to discuss about dearness allowance and the official order is expected to be issued by this week

Press Statement of 2nd September strike

First Floor, North Avenue Post Office,
New Delhi. 110 001.
Website: confederationchq.blogspot.com.
Dated: 2nd September, 2015.


      The initial report received at the Confederation CHQ indicates the participation of about 8.5 lakh Central Government employees in today’s general Strike action of the Indian working Class. Earlier endorsing the call of the Central trade Unions, the Confederation of CGE and workers had called upon the Central Government employees to take part in the one day strike to compel the Govt. to withdraw the anti-people and anti-worker neo-liberal policies pursued since 1991. The report states that the offices of the Postal, Income Tax Ground Water Board, Survey of India Geological Survey of India, , Indian Bureau of Mines. Offices of the Census Departments, ISRO, Atomic Energy, Medical Store Depots, Film Institute of India, Offices of the AGMARK, various other autonomous scientific and research institutions, etc remained closed for the whole day and the work completely paralysed. The strike also paralysed the functioning of various offices of the Indian Audit and Account Department, Printing and Stationary, Census, CPWD, Civil Accounts, Indian Standards Institute etc. Total civilian employees of various Defence Organisations and Defence Accounts Departments participated in the strike.   The strike in which lakhs of workers participated has cautioned the Government of the consequences of scrapping the various labour welfare legislations intended to please the Corporate houses.
The Central Government employees were particularly unhappy over the denial of the wage revision for the past 5 years, non grant of interim relief and merger of DA, the continued outsourcing and contractorisation of Governmental functions, denial of the Statutory defined benefit pension to the fresh appointees and above all the closure of the negotiating forum- JCM- since 2010. The Finance Minister’s statement in the Parliament while laying the Medium term Expenditure Framework Statement pegging the additional revenue expenses on account of salary, pension etc for the year 2016-17 at just 5% more than 2015-16 was indicative of the nugatory attitude of the Government towards its own employees’ genuine demand for wage revision. It has no doubt acted as a catalyst to the enthusiastic participation of the employees in the Strike action.
    The Strike was total in Kerala, Tamilnadu. Maharashtra, Punjab ,Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chattisgrah, MP, Orissa, West Bengal Assam, North Eastern States w and 80 to 90% in other States.

    The Confederation secretariat congratulates the employees and their leaders, who undertook intensive Campaign to make the strike such a grand success. The Confederation Secretariat while thanking all its members for their whole hearted participation in the Strike and making it an unprecedented success, places on record the gratitude and appreciation for the yeomen efforts of the various Central Government Pensioners organizations in supporting the strike action.

Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers

01 September 2015

NMC requested Prime Minister to declare 7% DA for Jul 2015

National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) president Subash Shastri today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce and release the pending installment of 7 per cent DA due from July this year in favour of employees/pensioners.
In a statement issued by the NMC, Shastri said in view of increasing inflation and prices of essential commodities, the Central Government should take immediate steps.
“The NMC has also submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with fact and figures that the price index which was 6.89 per cent in January 31 this year has now increased to 12.49 per cent in June 30. The rate of compensation was revised every six months based on average of the consumer price index for previous months,” the statement said.
Shastri said prices of all essential commodities had gone up and there was no justification on the part of the Central Government in withholding this instalment for their employees and pensioners. Shastri also urged Modi to declare Jammu and Srinagar as smart cities.

Source : Tribune India

3.37 Lakhs- That is the strength of women employees in central government

NEW DELHI : Over three lakh women employees are working in various central government departments across the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Replying to a question, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said there are various historical and social reasons for women employees being lesser in number.

"Estimated women employment in major central government offices as on March 31, 2011 is 3.37 lakh," he said in a written reply.

There are about 48 lakh central government employees.

In reply to another question, Singh said there was no proposal under the consideration of the government to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in central government offices.

Source : Times of India

OROP, census report to figure in RSS meet

     NEW DELHI: The forthcoming meeting of RSS and its affiliates is expected to take up current issues like the latest census figures and the ongoing one rank, one pension (OROP) agitationRSS spokesperson Manmohan Vaidya said that the meeting of 93 functionaries, that will include members of the BJP parliamentary board, and 15 affiliates is larger than usual in view of number of issues to be discussed. 

     The census figures have generated some heat over the rise in Muslim population and fall in Hindu numbers. The issue of demographics and the related question of illegal migrants is close to the Sangh's heart. 

    Seeking to de-emphasize speculation that the meeting will be an assessment of the Modi government, Vaidya said the affiliates will "exchange notes" over relevant issues during the coordination meeting scheduled to begin September 2.

     Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take part in the discussions that are also seen in the context of the government getting an opportunity to receive feedback on a range of issues that have agitated the public. 

     The coordination exercise also aims to bring about closer understanding and reducing potential frictions over contentious issues like OROP and the land bill. The government gets an idea of the Sangh Parivar's mood — something that needs to be factored in while considering how issues play out with various constituencies.


31 August 2015

Employment News Job Highlights August 2015

Bhilai Steel Plant, SAIL
Name of Post – Attendant cum Technician (Trainee), Operator Cum Technician (Trainee & Boiler Operation).  
No. of Vacancies – 482
Last Date – 09.09.2015 

National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurgaon. 
Name of Posts –Deputy Director General, Director, etc. 
No. of Vacancies - 40
Last Date – Within Six Weeks

National Highways Authority of India.
Name of Posts – Deputy General Manager (Tech).
No. of Vacancies – 35 
Date- 28.09.2015

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Secunderabad. 
Name of Posts – LDC and Store Keeper.
No. of Vacancies –29
Last Date – -Within 30 days

Nehru University, New Delhi. 
Name of Post –Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor. 
No. of Vacancies -20
Last Date: – Within one month

National Building Construction Corporation Limited, New Delhi. 
Name of Post –Jr. Engineer (Civil) and Jr. Hindi Translator.
No. of Vacancies –21
Last Date – 09.10.2015

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) 

North Block, 
New Delhi Dated the 11th June, 2015 

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016- reg. 

1.      It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2016. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure - II.

2.       Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:


Unions to go ahead with Sept. 2 strike

     The simmering dispute between trade unions and the government over labour law amendments is showing no signs of being resolved with the former deciding to conduct a nation-wide strike on 2nd September
     Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, a major union with links to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, pulled out from the strike at the last minute on Friday, while nine other unions representing 30 million workers decided to go ahead with it. On August 26, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had met the union leaders, urging them to call off the strike with an assurance that a fair discussion would be held to find a solution.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/unions-to-go-ahead-with-sept-2-strike/article7594868.ece

OROP: Can't have annual pension revision Says Arun Jaitley

      NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday virtually ruled out annual revision of pension as demanded by agitating ex-servicemen under "one rank, one pension" but said government will safeguard interests of soldiers retiring at an early age through higher pensions. 

Annul revision in pensions do not happen anywhere in the world, he said.
Jaitley said the government was committed to OROP but the "only difficulty" is the "arithmetical translation". 

"I have my own formula on what OROP means. Somebody else may have their own formula on OROP but it has to be within reasonable and rational criteria. You can't have an OROP where pensions are revised every month or every year," he said. 

He said that recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for government employees was coming shortly. 

"I have been very vigilant about fiscal prudence and therefore my job is really that of a housewife in the sense that you must measure every rupee that the house spends so that you don't overspend and then borrow and if you start borrowing beyond a point and indulge in fiscal indiscipline," Jaitley told ET NOW. 

Ex-servicemen have been agitating for 78 days at Jantar Mantar here demanding implementation of "one rank, one pension", including annual revision of pension. 

"We accept the principle (of OROP). We will implement the principle but then let us not create incidence which are going to set (precedent for) other segments of the society to also start demanding (the same)," Jaitley said. 

He, however, said, "we would like to safeguard the interest of those soldiers who retire at age of 35 or 38 years and the society must protect them... and therefore some higher pension on a special formulation is understandable but then it can't be revised every year." 

Stating that the Indian political thought process that thinks rationally will not make "unreasonable concessions" merely on emotions, he said such a move can set precedent for others to seek similar benefits. 

"Can the BSF do it? Can the CRPF do it? Obviously the thinking India will say it's not the right step to take. You can't create a liability that the future generations will have to pay. Therefore on a rational criteria OROP, we should certainly be able to implement," he said.

30 August 2015


28t h August 2015

After two rounds of discussion between the Group of Ministers and the central trade unions on the 12-point charter of demands of the trade unions held on 26th and 27th August 2015, the GoM headed by Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley sent an appeal through the press release dated 27-08-2015 (Press Information Bureau) after 10 pm urging upon the trade unions to reconsider the call for countrywide general strike on 2nd September 2015 claiming that the Govt has given concrete assurance to consider most of the demands  of the trade unions and that the trade unions agreed to consider the Govt’s proposals. Similar appeal was also made in the meeting of 27th August.  Both the claims of the Govt are totally incorrect.   

To put the facts straight, the joint platform of central trade unions have been pursuing with successive governments at the centre with their basic demands since 2009 and observed three rounds of countrywide general strike since 2010, the last being for two days in February 2013. In the two rounds of meeting between the CTUOs and the Group of Minister, nothing transpired in concrete terms except vague statements by the ministers on steps to be taken or being taken on some of the issues, that too not in the right direction.

The Govt’s press release mentioned, inter alia, certain issues in support of their unfounded claim.
1.    The Govt stated about “appropriate legislation for making formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable” for all. But despite concrete pointers made by the trade unions that such formula should be what has already been unanimously  recommended by the 44th Indian Labour Conference in 2012 and again reiterated by 46th Indian Labour Conference in July 2015 in which the Govt of India is also a party,  the Ministers did not give any concrete commitment on the same. In fact said formulae recommended by 44th ILC in 2012 and reiterated by 46th ILC in July 2015, makes minimum wage around Rs 20000/- at 2014 price level and the Trade Unions demanded only Rs 15,000/. The Ministers’ vague formulation does not ensure even half of that. Is such a position worth consideration?    
2.    On contract workers, the Govt assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages. What is there to assure except spreading deliberate confusion?  Existing laws of the land lawfully ensures payment of minimum wages to contract workers. The Govt’s statement regarding “sector specific minimum wages for the contract workers” also does not make any sense. The trade unions demanded “same wages and other benefits as regular workers in the concerned industry/establishment to be paid to contract workers.” The 43rd Indian Labour Conference held in 2011 recommended the same and 46th ILC unanimously reiterated the same in 2015, in which, again, the present Govt is a party. How could they deny the unanimous recommendation of the highest tripartite forum in the country like Indian Labour Conference?
3.    The steps taken by the Govt on Labour Law amendments, are meticulously designed to throw out more than 70% of the workers on industries and other establishments from the purview and coverage of almost all basic labour laws and also to eliminate almost all components/provisions of rights and protections of the workers. This was supplemented by more aggressive steps already taken by a good number of state governments to already amend the labour laws in the similar lines. On this issue, the Govt stated only that they will hold tripartite consultation before taking such steps.  The trade unions demanded scrapping of such proposals by the central govt and also not to give assents (through President) to the unilateral amendments made by the state governments. Even in all the tripartite consultations held on some of the proposals of the Govt, the trade unions’ unanimous suggestions has been ignored by the Govt in favour of loud supportive applauds of the employers. Once these retrograde changes in labour laws totally dismantling the rights and protection measures for the workers and also throwing more that 70% of the workers out of the purview of labour laws are enacted, thereby rendering the almost entire working people a right-less entity in their workplace, what would ensure even payment of minimum wage and other social security benefits for them, even if those provisions are improved ?  Can any trade union, worth its name accept such a machination designed to impose conditions of virtual slavery on the working people ?
4.    Despite repeated insistence by all the trade unions, the Govt refused to concede to the demand for recognizing  the Scheme workers, viz., Anganwadi, Mid-day meal, ASHA, Para-teachers and others as “worker” with attendant rights of statutory minimum wages and other benefits in gross violation of the unanimous recommendation of the 45thIndian Labour Conference in 2013, reiterated again by the 46th ILC  in 2015. These workers and all the schemes have been put to further crisis threatening their existance owing to drastic cut in budgetary allocations for those schemes. In such a situation, does the assurance of the Govt to “extend social security measures” and “working out ways” for the same carry any meaning?
5.    On bonus issue, the Govt has assured to revise the eligibility and calculation ceiling to Rs 21000/- and Rs 7000/- respectively from existing Rs 10000/- and Rs 3500/-. Trade Unions’ demand has been that since there is no ceiling on profit, all ceilings in the Payment of Bonus Act should be removed altogether. Trade unions also demanded substantial upward revision of the formula for gratuity calculation and remove the ceiling on gratuity payment. The Govt has negated the demands.
6.    On price rise situation, claim of the Govt that it has gone down does not match with ground reality in respect of commodities for daily necessities of the common people. The demands of the trade unions for putting a ban on speculation/forward trading in essential commodities and services along with universalisation of public distribution system throughout the country have been totally ignored.
7.    Trade Unions demanded stoppage of disinvestment in public sector undertakings playing crucial and supportive role in advancement of the national economy. Govt totally ignored the same, rather has been going on aggressively in disinvestment route  in all the major PSUs much to the detriment of the interest of the country’s economy.  On the demands for stoppage of further FDI in defence, railways and financial sector, the stance of the Govt is continuing to be a total denial. Rather, the Govt has been aggressively pursuing deregulation and privatization in strategic sectors like electricity, Port & Docks, Airports etc in a big way.

There are other issues as well, statement of Govt continued to be totally vague and their claim is unfounded. How can anybody, rather any trade union worth its name can consider above stands taken by the Govt on vital demands of the workers as a positive development and move out from the programme of united strike action ?

Therefore, there is absolutely no reason for reconsidering the decisions of the Central Trade Unions for countrywide general strike on 2nd September 2015. Rather, the situation demands that there should be no vascillation in carrying forward the call for general strike on 2nd September 2015 throughout the country in all sectors of the economy with firm determination.

The Central Trade Unions appeal to all working people irrespective of affiliations to make the call for countrywide general strike against the anti-worker, anti-people policies of Govt a massive success.

                                                                                                                                          Tapan Sen

                                                                                                                                                          General Secretary CITU

SOURCE : http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

No solution to OROP row, veterans seek President's intervention

NEW DELHI: The government tonight said it has "significantly narrowed down" the gaps with the agitating ex- servicemen but held out no concrete assurances over 'One Rank One Pension' even as the veterans sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention to resolve the vexed issue. 

"I understand that over the last few days the gap has narrowed down significantly... The principle which implements OROP we are committed to it but it has to be based on some principles," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
"Therefore, you have to have a more disciplined economy and therefore, those raising demands in the various segments must realise that the governments can also implement such demands as much as the state of the economy can afford. But I'd like to see people being paid more," Jaitley said at an event here, noting that one cannot have a system where pension of one segment is revised every year. 
"Can it happen anywhere else in the world? And then if you do it one segment you have a demonstrative effect on other segments. And then we can forget about fiscal deficits and fiscal prudence and probably what happened last Monday will probably happen once every month if we discard all fiscal norms," he added. 
The annual revision of pension is one of the keys demands of the ex-servicemen who are seeking implementation of OROP. 
Meanwhile, ex-servicemen took their 76-day-old agitation a notch higher by seeking the intervention of Mukherjee to resolve the vexed issue, stating that if any "damage or mishap happens" to those on hunger strike he and the government will be "solely responsible". 


29 August 2015

Ordnance Factory Dum Dum Storekeeper result- Aug 2015

Based on the written exam held on 09 Aug 2015, Ordnance Factory Dum Dum had announced the result for StoreKeeper

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RRB Chennai JE & DMS Result Published (CEN No 02/2014)

Junior Engineer & DMS - CEN No. 02/2014
RRB Chennai has announced the result for Junior Engineer and DMS (CEN No 02/2014). Dates for document verification and Call letter  for document verification is now available in the rrbchennai.gov.in site

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