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

Sunday, January 20, 2008


National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
JCM Office, Brindavan, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
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Ref.No: nfaee/sg/08/15 20.01.2008


All Affiliates

Dear Comrades,

Please recall the developments during the last DC meeting. The staff side expressed their concern, in the 57th DAE Departmental Council (JCM) meeting held on 20th December 2007, over the attitude of the senior officers of DAE and also the approach of the Department on bilateral discussions. The staff side moved a resolution passed in the Staff side meeting held on 19th December 2007 and handed over to the Chairman, DAE DC. In the resolution the staff side mentioned that a large number of issues have been pending in the Department for a considerable time. At the instance of the staff side, Chairman DAE DC agreed to convene a small group meeting on 18th January 2008 to discuss the issues referred in the resolution submitted on 20th December 2007.

Accordingly the small group meeting was held on 18th January 2008. The Chairman of the meeting, Shri V.P. Raja, Additional Secretary DAE was kind enough to conceder the request to allow two additional members to attend the meeting. Accordingly NINE members from the staff side participated in the meeting. The Staff side congratulated Shri V.P Raja for elevation of the AS to grade of Principle Secretary to the Government of India offered a flower bouquet.

The meeting not only discussed the issues referred in the resolution but a few other issues also. The meeting was hold under cordial atmosphere and the Official side tried to explain various aspects/status of the issues referred by the staff side.

It is also officer by the Additional Secretary, DAE that he will take up certain issues with Chairman, AEC and also will try to arrange a meeting with Secretary, DAE and staff side to get an opportunity to present the issues for them.

Gist of the discussion held in the meeting on 18th January 2008 at Anushakthi Bhavan, Mumbai is enclosed.

With regards

Comradely yours

Secretary General
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj.KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25594549; (Res): 022 – 2746 4704; (Mobile): 9869501189
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ON 18th January, 2008

1) Cadre Review of the administrative, accounts, auxiliary, purchase & stores staff:

The Cadre Review Proposal is pending with Ministry of Finance and Additional Secretary (AS), DAE personally talked with Joint Secretary of Min Fin on 15th January 2008 to expedite the matter and he expressed the hope that the matter is going on positive manner.

The staff side demanded for intervention of Chairman, AEC and asked for appointment to explain the gravity of the issue, AS, DAE assured to arrange a meeting with Chairman, AEC.

2) Revision of Over Time Allowance of employees of R&D and other establishments:

Department expressed their earlier view in respect to the revision of OTA based on the revised pay as the DoPT has not been issued any Order in this regard.

However, the Official side agreed to rectify their mistake followed while implement the DoPT order dated 21st November 1997 in this regard and necessary orders will be issued within 2 weeks for revision of overtime allowance of employees of R&D and other establishments as per notional pay in the pre revised pay by adding the increment, DA CCA etc. Regarding arrears part BARC is asked to work out the financial implication and will take a decision later by making provision in the budget.

The staff side made it clear that since the order issued by DoPT in the year 1997 is crystal clear, the arrears should be paid as per the difference in the DA, annual increment etc in the pre revised pay structure. Further staff side requested to review the decision of the Department on revision of the OTA based on the revised pay.

3) Revision the entry grade Pay scale for Technical Staff as Rs. 4000-6000 as recommended by 5th CPC :

The matter is referred to Member for Finance for further proceedings for arbitration a sper the norms laid down in the JCM Scheme.

4) Add the increment for the period of Training to those technical staff appointed after the successful completion of Training programme:

AS, DAE intimated that since the matter is sub judicial as the Departments appeal against the verdict of Madras High Court in favour of the employees in Hon’ble Supreme Court, no decision is possible in the matter.

5) Framing Recruitment and promotion norms for Canteen Staff:

The report of SIU and Sub-Committee appointed by DAE is referred to Directorate of Canteen (DoC) for necessary action and Deputy Secretary, DAE personally met Director, DoC.

The staff side mentioned that the there are two separate issues involved in the matter and asked there is no need to refer the mater to DOPT or DoC and requested for de – link the issues and take action on departmental level. AS, DAE agreed for the same.

6) Review/Framing of promotion norms of Technical, Administrative, Accounts, Auxiliary and Purchase and Stores Staff:

As, DAE told that the necessary precautions of reviewing the promotion norms of Administrative, Accounts, Auxiliary and Purchase and Stores Staff are taken in the Cadre Review. But he told, he has not seen the proposal of promotion norms of Technical Staff submitted by staff side in the month March, 2007.

The staff side mentioned that a copy of the proposal was given to the AS office during the Departmental council meeting. However, a copy of the same is handed over to the As, DAE. He assured that the matter will be referred to TC for further action.

7) Implementation of DoPT order for upgrading the Pay scales of Assistant & Pas as done in Central Secretariat:

The Official side expressed lot of technicality for not to implement the orders of Dopt issued in this regard which was not accepted by the staff side, decided to keep the item for further discussion.

8) Remove the cap of 5% ceiling on compassionate ground appointment:

Though AS, DAE convinced the gravity of the issue, he expressed his inability being the Department follows the general guidelines of the government. How ever he agreed to take up the matter with Chairman, AEC and will try to settle all the pending cases.

9) Extension of Productivity Linked Bonus to all DAE employees:

As, DAE agreed with the logic of the demand, but here too expressed his inability being the Department follows the general guidelines of the government. He also opined that that the subject matter is under consideration of 5th CPC. However he agreed to discuss the issue with Chairman, AEC.

10) Reconsideration of Allotment policy of Type D flats:

AS, DAE intimated that as per the directive of the Hon’ble Mumbai High Court to review the allotment rule pertaining to the Type D flats department has constituted the committee and the committee/Department has not been took any decision yet. Hence the Department decided to continue the 1:1 formula for allotment of Type D flats this year also.

The staff side objected on this decision and pointed out various discrepancies as well as the hurdle facing while following the allotment proceedings as per 1:1.

11) Extending option to switch over from CPF to GPF for administrative, accounts, auxiliary, purchase and stores staff:

Department has called data of the CPF Cases. Till date only 5 units has submitted the data required. Matter is under positive consideration.

Staff side pointed out that the units send the report clubbed with various cases together. The list was included the name of the employees who have not yet exercised any option and requested to delete such names so that the number will reduce and also requested to clear the option request of the employees who exercise their first option within the stipulated period. The As, DAE agreed to

12) Stop the victimization of Trade Union activists:

Staff side pointed the specific case of Shri. S.M Lokre DPS, Shri. Shenoy BARCF and urged for revocation the action against them. AS, DAE has assured positive steps in this regard.

13) Stop the vindictive measure to suppress the trade union rights by enforcing salary deduction for participating in the dharna, fast and even peaceful demonstration, issuing memo etc.:

As, DAE assured that he will go through the case to case and take necessary action and in future he may consider the request of not to deduct the salary of staff members for participation of minimum number of staff in the dharna.

14) Extending the facilities eligible for the Recognised associations and the Federation:

AS, DAE told that he will instruct all units for providing the necessary facilities for recognized associations/unions and Federation and he will personally visit JCM office to assess the facilities extended to the Staff of side of the Departmental Council 9JCM) and later will extend the facilities.

15) Qualification Incentive Scheme:

The Department has taken positive steps to implement QIS in other sections of BARC. BARC has been already identified some more Divisions. The official side also agreed to submit a separate proposal for other units of DAE such as CAT Indore and asked the staff side to submit the proposal where the scheme can be implemented.

16) Patient Care Allowance:

A consolidated fresh proposal for some more categories of employees of medical division sent to the Member for Finance on 2nd January, 2008 for approval.

17) Pay revision of Dental Technicians:

The official side clarified that as per the decision of the last DC the matter has been referred to Head Medical division to prepare a proposal to submit the norms committee. Proposal is awaited.

18) Sewerage Risk Allowance:

AS, DAE intimated that called a report from Director, IGCAR Kalpakkam for implementation of the allowance for only those who are involved in the job. During his visit to Kalpakkam AS, DAE will follow the matter on 23rd January, 2008 personally.

19) Retainer fee to AMD at Hyderabad:

As decided in the last DC meeting the Matter has been referred to Head Medical Division to submit his comments. Reply is awaited.

20) Maintaining cordial relation between the management and the elected representatives of the workers etc.:

Chairman assured that necessary steps will be taken to maintain cordial relation and assured for giving counseling whose approach is negative.

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