Committee of Ministers to meet Central Trade Unions in June 2015 to discuss 10(+2) point Charter of Demands
Prime Minister Office has constituted a committee comprising of Finance Minister, Minister of State Independent Charge for Petroleum and Natural Gas an Minister of State Independent Charge for Power, Minister of State Prime Minister office and Minister of State for Labour and Employment to address all issues raised by the Central Trade Unions.
In the mean time on 26th May 2015 Ministry of Labour and Employment has issued press release for formation of Inter-Ministerial Committee for holding discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 Point Charter of Demands of Central Government Employees.
10 Point charter of Demands of Central Government Employees
1. Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, 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 within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the 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, privatisation 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 ceiling on payment of Bonus.
10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.
MINISTER OF STATE FOR
LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SHRAM SHAKTI BHAWAN,
NEW DELHI – 110119
23rd May, 2015
All Central Trade Unions
This is with reference to the 10(+2) point charter of Demands submitted by Central Trade Unions to the Government on 24th June, 2014 and 15th September 2014. In pursuance of the said demands, a meeting was held on 15th May, 2015 with the Central trade Unions, which was chaired by me alongwith Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum and Hon’ble Minister of State(IC) of Power. Prior to the said meeting, a meeting was also held with all Central Trade Union along with Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance.
Consequent to the said meeting, I had met with Hon’ble prime Minister and informed him about the charter of demands and issues & concerns raised by the Trade Unions. Hon’ble Prime Minister advised me that detailed discussions be held with all Central Trade Unions through a Committee of Ministers. I am happy to announce that the Prime Minister Office has constituted a committee comprising of Finance Minister, Minister of State Independent Charge for Petroleum and Natural Gas an Minister of State Independent Charge for Power, Minister of State Prime Minister office and myself to address all issues raised by the Central Trade Unions.
We shall be visiting Geneva for the International Labour Conference in June and immediately after return from Geneva, we shall organize two days meeting with the Central Trade Unions to carry out threadbare discussions on each of the charter of demands given by the Unions.
I would like to reiterate that the amendments of labour laws are taken up only after detailed deliberations and discussions with the Central Trade Unions in the Tripartite meetings and the suggestions of the Trade Unions are given due consideration. I am enclosing a copy of the press note being released by me which indicates action taken so far on the Charter of Demands.
In view of above, I would expect your full cooperation in the Government’s endeavor to achieve not only the twin objectives of transparency and accountability but also safe guard the interest of the workers.
Encl. as above
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (lTF)
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Sub: 10 (+2) Points Charter of Demands of CentraI Trade Unions-reg.
The Government has constituted the Inter Ministerial Committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on Charter of Demands and other issues:-
The Inter Ministerial Committee consists of the following:-
1. Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minster,
2. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya. Minister ofState (I/C) Labour & Employment,
3. Shri Dharmendra Pradhani Ministerial of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas.
4. Shri Piyush Goel, Minister of State (I/C) for Power,
5. Dr. .Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister Office.
The above is for information and necessary action.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)