Tuesday, June 2, 2015
BRIEF ON THE MEETING OF THE NAC HELD TODAY UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF JT. SECRETARY(E), DOP&T.
National Council (Staff Side)
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No.AIRF/NAC Dated: May 29, 2015
All Constituents of the
National Council (JCM)(Staff Side),
Sub: Brief on the meeting of the NAC held today under the chairmanship of Jt. Secretary(E), DoP&T,
Government of India
As per notification No.11/1/2015-JCA dated 12.05.2015 of the DoP&T(Government of India), meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held today under the Chairmanship of Jt. Secretary(Estt.), Jt. Secretary(Pers.) and officials from other establishments and Ministry of Railways were also present.
At the outset, Secretary(Staff Side), National Council(JCM), Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, expressed anguish for communication gap and non-finalization of the issues raised by the Staff Side JCM at various levels, and that is the reason, the staff working in the Central Government is quite agitated.
He also mentioned that, when we met the Secretary, DoP&T, we were given assurance that very soon meeting of the NC/JCM would be held, but unfortunately could not.
NAC was formed seven years back, and up-till now whatsoever had been agreed, that is not implemented, and wherever disagreement, items have not been sent for arbitration.
Out of 60 items, only 48 were discussed, and most of them are under review, and there are 12 items which are still pending, require urgent meeting on pending items.
Leader, Staff Side, Shri M. Raghaviah also shown his anguish and demanded meetings more frequently. Shri K.K.N. Kutty, Shri Sri Kumar and other members of the Staff Side also expressed their anguish on inordinate delay.
The J.S.(E) assured that the meeting on the pending items would be held soon. On the insistence of the Secretary(Staff Side), she agreed for the meeting on the pending items in the afternoon of 9th June, 2015. She also agreed for giving status papers.
Item No.1 – Review of MACP to GP of Rs.2000 where there is no such grade pay in Railways
Though the Official Side was not in the mood to make any change, but on the insistence of the Staff Side, they agreed to review the matter once again.
Item No.2 – Granting of Additional Pay to Loco & Traffic Running Staff
The Jt. Secretary(Pers.) asked the Railways to give some more logical arguments, so that they can reconsider the issue of Additional Pay to Loco Pilots and Guards of the Goods Trains.
Item No.3 – Treatment of employees selected under LDCE/GDCE Scheme
The Official Side informed that, they have already sent a letter on 27.09.2012, that whatsoever benefit is available to the employees selected under LDCE and GDCE in the ACP, that will continue in the MACPS also. The item is closed.
Item No.4 – Grant of minimum entry pay meant for Direct Recruits to Promotees
There had been lots of arguments and when the Staff Side insisted that, in the JCM Scheme, once the items have been finalized and we reach to an agreement in the Standing Committee, there is no provision of referring back the issue to JCM again. The Secretary Staff Side told pointblank to the Official Side that we are not going to yield on this issue, and if the Official Side feels that the Hon’ble Finance Minister has some specific objection for implementing this issue where Promotee should get bottom of the grade where Direct Recruitment is available, we would like our meeting with Hon’ble Finance Minister. The Official Side agreed that they will put up the case to the competent authority to approach the Hon’ble Finance Minister once again.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side) NC/JCM
Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge) writes to all Central trade unions with reference to the 10(+)2 Point Charter of Demands submitted by Trade Unions, that after consultation of Prime Minister he is detailed to discuss with the all trade unions. The Inter ministerial committee will held 2 day's meeting after International Labour Conference organizing in June in Geneva. The text of MoS Labour & Employment (IC) is reproduced below:-
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.