NFAEE is the one and only all India Federation of Atomic Energy Worker, recognised by Government of india/Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

It represents the Industrial, Research & Development and Service organisations under Department of Atomic Energy.

26 Unions and associations of DAE Employees recognised under CCS (RSA) Rule are affiliated with NFAEE

Friday, December 2, 2016

CONFEDERATION OF 
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
 
NEW DLEHI. 
 
DECEMBER 15th PARLIAMENT MARCH

NO CHANGE

PROGRAMME WILL BE CONDUCTED

ON DECEMBER 15th ITSELF

          IT IS REPORTED THAT SOMEBODY IS SPREADING FALSE NEWS IN SOCIAL MEDIA THAT THE DECEMBER 15TH PARLIAMENT MARCH IS POSTPONED.

THIS IS TOTALLY FALSE NEWS.

THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THE DATE OF THE PARLIAMENT MARCH.

IT WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 15TH ITSELF.

DO NOT BELIEVE SUCH FALSE NEWS

        M.KRISHNAN
 SECRETARY GENERAL
    CONFEDERATION


National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Web site: www.nfaeehq.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com


Ref. No: nfaee/sg/16/255                                                          01.12.2016

To

All Affiliates
NFAEE
URGENT

Sub: ON VARIOUS ISSUES

Dear Comrades,

UPDATING OF SA CASE AT CAT MUMBAI:

        The OA filed by NFAEE/AEW&SU on track change for Scientific Assistant has come for argument on 30th November 2016. The Counsel for the Department presented his views and thereafter the Advocate for S.K. Singh (Applicant No. 3) argued till afternoon.

As there was no sufficient time for argument the matter has been adjourned for the day and scheduled on high on board on 6th December 2016 at 3.00 pm.

From our side Com. A. Sreedharan, Samkutty and Kamalesh was present at the CAT during the argument.

SALARY ADVANCE IN CASH:

          Government of India directed to all Central Government Offices to make payment of Rs 10000/- as salary advance by 23rd November 2016 to all Non Gazetted Employees to overcome the hurdle facing by the employees due demonetization.

It is reported that in certain units, the advance payment of salary has not been made.

        All affiliates are requested to intimate the head quarters about the salary advance payment. Those unit salary advance has been made are requested to intimate, when the payment has been made. Those units has not been made, the reason may be indicated. Is it because of the bank could not arrange cash for advance salary payment or other reason.
  

MARCH TO PARLIAMENT:

          As scheduled the March to Parliament shall be held on 15th December 2016. There are rumors spreading from various corners that the March to Parliament has been deferred as the Government has conceded our demand on Pay Commission. It is only anti work to spoil the mobilization for the March to Parliament and hence no one should give ear to such misinformation campaign. Following affiliates has been communicated their participation in the March to Parliament and requested for accommodation unless otherwise mentioned



Name of the Affiliates                   Unit                           Accommodation

AEEA                                         RMP          Mysore      Needed
HWEU & HWSASSA                      HWP          Tutitcorin   Needed
HWP (M) EA & HWP (M) SASSA     HWP          Manuguru   Needed
GSOEA                                       GSO          Kalpakkam Arranged
AEWSU                                      BARC         Mumbai     Needed
DPS (DAE) EA                             DPS           Mumbai     Needed
AIAEDPS (S) SA                          DPS           Mumbai     Needed
BRITSA                                      BRIT          Mumbai     Needed
BARCEAT                                    BARC         Tarapur     Not intimated
VECCSA                                     VECC         Kolkatta     Needed
HWEU                                        HWP          Talcher      Needed
RAKU                                         HWP          Kota          Not required
BPKS                                         HWP          Baroda      Not intimated

        Information from AEEA (IGCAR), BARCFEA (BARCF), ZEU (Zirconium Complex), NFCIWU (NFC), NUFCOSSA (NFC), AMDEU (AMD), DCSEMSA (DCSEM), HWBEA (HWB), DAE SEA (DAE Secretariat), CATSA (RRCAT), CATGANGA (RRCAT), etc has not been received.  All those affiliates are requested to communicate information regarding their participation in the March to parliament. It is very much important to show the united strength of the entire central government employees to the Government. Even if any of the affiliates took a decision not to participate also requested to inform the same with the reason thereof.

It is therefore requested to the leadership of the unions and associations has not been booked the tickets to reach Delhi on 15th December 2016, should take decision immediately to participate in the March and do the arrangements at the earliest and intimate the head quarters

With fraternal Greetings
Comradely yours


(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25596519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189

Sunday, November 20, 2016



TO MAKE EFFECTIVE USE OF JOINT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY


ENHANCMENT OF RAT EOF BONUS TO CASUAL LABOURS



NOTE SUBMITTED BY TRADE UNIONS ON VIEW POINT ON ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FRAMING BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2017-18

Dated 19.11.2016

The Hon’ble Minister of Finance
Government of India
North Block,
New Delhi, 110 001   

Sub:    Trade unions view point on issues to be considered for framing budget for the year 2017-18
Sir,   
                                   
At the beginning, once again, we request that instead of a ritualistic exercise, to make the meeting meaningful, the proposals put forward by the trade unions in the joint memorandum should find place in the budget proposals.
Instead of going for any new issues, we reiterate the 12 point demands of the working people submitted earlier to the government. Please recall, your good-self, being the Chairman of the GoM, had inconclusive discussions with all the central trade unions in August 2015 and All India General Strike on 2nd September, 2015 could not be avoided. Unfortunately the same have not been resumed in spite of requests made by the Central Trade Unions. Under such compulsion trade unions had to resort to All India General Strike on 2nd September, 2016.

We express our deep concern over the difficulties being faced by the common people especially the daily wage earners due to demonetization of Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/-currency notes and urge the Govt. to take urgent steps to ameliorate their difficulties.

Without depending too much on foreign investment for growth and development of the national economy, the Government should concentrate on raising internal resources by taxing the rich who have financial capacity to pay. Budget allocation on social sector and basic services like health, education and so on must be sufficiently increased, let alone any reduction. The Govt must take firm measures to contain deliberate tax-default by the big business and corporate lobby leading to huge accumulation of unpaid direct tax due, which is increasing every successive year.

The issues with direct bearing on the economic policies of the Govt. and budget exercise are put hereunder: 

1.         Minimum Wage: Minimum Wage linked to Consumer Price Index must be guaranteed to all workers, taking into consideration the recommendations of the 15th Indian Labour Conference and further enriched by the Apex Court by an add-on of 25%. The entire formulation was again unanimously reiterated by 43rd Indian Labour Conference. Based on the same, the 7th CPC has worked out the minimum wage of Rs.18000/- per month. Therefore, the minimum wage should not be less than Rs.18000/- per month. Need-based minimum wage is to be considered as essential part of social security. Unfortunately ignoring the well established norms, the Govt. has proposed minimum wage of Rs.9,100/- p.m. for workers of C-Class Cities, that too only for the workers in the central sphere, leaving the majority rest without any increase. The trade unions have not accepted the same.

2.         Price Rise: Take effective measures to arrest the spiraling price rise especially of food and essential items of daily use. Ban speculative forward trading in essential commodities, check on hoarding and universalise and strengthen Public Distribution System.

3.         Public Sector: PSUs should be strengthened and expanded under PSU frame work fully. Disinvestment of shares of profit making PSUs should be stopped. Budgetary support should be provided for revival of potentially viable sick PSUs. Unfortunately, the Govt. has resorted to strategic selling of even profit making PSUs and outright closure of so called sick units. The CTUs are also opposed to the proposed Transport Safety Bill as it paves a way for privatization of state owned public transport system

4.         Domestic Industries: Relentless and increasing flow of import of industrial commodities including capital goods must be contained and regulated to prevent dumping and also to protect and promote domestic industries and prevent loss of employment. 

5.         FDI: FDI should not be allowed in crucial sectors like Defence Production, Railways, Financial Sector, Retail Trade and other strategic sectors. The Govt. on the other hand, has allowed 100% FDI in these sectors including Pharmaceuticals.

6.         Employment Generation: Over the past two years, the employment generation has been the least. We reiterate massive public investment be made in infrastructure and social sectors to generate more employment in order to arrest mounting unemployment. All vacancies of sanctioned posts in Govt departments, PSUs and autonomous institutions should be filled up through fresh recruitment. Ban on creation of new posts should be lifted; practice of surrendering / abolition of posts should be done away with.

7.         MGNREGA: The scope of MGNREGA be extended to agriculture operations and urban areas as well and employment for minimum period of 200 days with guaranteed statutory wage be provided, as unanimously recommended by 43rd Session of Indian Labour Conference. The drastic cut already inflicted on the MNREGA allocation should be made good and enhanced.

8.(a)    SCHEME WORKERS: The massive workforce engaged in ICDS, Mid-day meal scheme, Vidya volunteers, Guest Teachers, Shiksha Mitra, the workers engaged in the Accredited Social Health Activities (ASHA) and other schemes be regularized. No to privatization of centrally funded schemes. Budget allocation should not be drastically cut as done in last year; it should be substantially increased. Universalisation of ICDS be done as per Supreme Court directions by making adequate budgetary allocations. The scheme workers should at least be given status of workers with attendant benefits as already recommended by the 45th Session of ILC till such time they are regularized.

(b)       DOMESTIC WORKERS: Domestic work continues to be uncertain and invisible. To create a support system for domestic workers, a central law requires to be enacted.

9.         Unorganised Workers Social Security: Steps be taken for removal of all restrictive provisions based on poverty line in respect of eligibility coverage of the schemes under the Unorganised Workers Social Security Act 2008 and allocation of adequate resources for the National Fund for Unorganised Workers to provide for Social Security to all unorganized workers including the contract/casual and migrant workers

            The States which have not framed rules under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act be asked to frame such rules and allocate funds for developing the Street Vending as livelihood models.

            The cess management of construction workers in the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board be made the responsibility of Ministry of Finance to ensure its proper collection and utilization.

10. (a)  Income Tax exemption:- ceiling for the salaried persons and pensioners should be raised to Rs.5 lakh per annum. All perks and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educational facilities and running allowances in Railways should be exempted from the income tax net in totality.

(b)       Gratuity: The ceiling of amount of Gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act be raised to Rs.20 lacs w.e.f. 1.1.2016 as done in the case of Central Govt. employees.

11.(a)  Employees Provident Fund: Threshold limit of 20 employees in EPF Scheme be brought down to 10. Govt. and Employers contribution be increased to allow sustainability of Employees Pension Scheme and for provision of minimum pension of Rs.3000/- p.m. Proposal for introducing option in PF and ESI made in 2015-16 budget be dropped. Notification issued for utilization of money in “inoperative” EPF accounts for Senior Citizen Welfare Fund be withdrawn; decision to invest EPF fund in stock/equity market be scrapped.

(b)       Pension: Pension to All-All workers be paid pension and the same be construed as deferred wage.

12.       New Pension Scheme: New Pension Scheme be withdrawn and newly recruited employees of central and state Govts on or after 1.1.2004 be covered under Old Pension Scheme.

13.       Labour Law Reforms: The process of labour law reforms being pursued  by the Govt. to provide for  unhindered “hire and fire”  and  for pushing the majority of workers outside the purview and protection of most of the labour laws--all for ensuring so called ease of doing business be stopped. No labour law amendment be undertaken without the consent of trade unions and workers who are the main stake holders and also the most affected.

14.       7th Central Pay Commission: The Central Govt. employees demand for raising of minimum wage and consequent revision of implementation factor which is said to be under consideration of a Committee be resolved at the earliest.

15.       Avoid Contractual Workers: Contract/Casual workers should not be deployed on jobs of perennial nature. Till regularization these workers should be paid the same wages and benefits as paid to regular workers doing the same and similar type of work as has been reiterated by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India recently.

16.      Issues of Railways: There being no separate Railway Budget this time, the Annual Budget must take care of this crucial public and goods transport service in the country to be made more effective, accessible and affordable to all people through increased budgetary allocation for expeditious completion of pending expansion and track renewal projects; urgent long pending demands of the Railway employees like enhancement of ceiling in respect of running allowance for tax-exemption, housing scheme etc should be considered. No to privatization and 100% FDI in Railways.

To re-emphasize our serious concern:

We oppose the desperate anti-worker measures of changing labour laws by the central as well as some state Govts. The Govt. should take steps for initiating discussion and resolving the 12 point charter of demands.

We repeat with sorrow that none of the suggestions made by us collectively in the last pre-budget meetings have got any positive reflection in the previous budgets. Rather drastic cut to the tune of Rs.4.40 lakh crores was made in the allocation of funds for social sector schemes in the last budget. This drastic cut needs to be restored and covered up.

We would therefore request that at least this time due and proper consideration is given to the points raised above while framing budget for 2016-17.

With regards,

                                                            Yours sincerely,


INTUC            AITUC              HMS                CITU           AIUTUC
TUCC               SEWA             AICCTU             UTUC             LPF