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Press Statement regarding Nationwide One Day Strike today (16.3.2017) – Confederation

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Press Statement regarding Nationwide One Day Strike today (16.3.2017) – Confederation

A press statement regarding Nationwide One Day Strike today (16.3.2017) published by the General Secretary of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.

PRESS STATEMENT

Dated 16th March 2017

About thirteen (13) lakhs Central Government employees went on nationwide one day strike today (16.03.2017) as per the call of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. The Strike was organized to protest against the betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Government by not honoring the assurances given to the National Joint Council of Action on 30th June 2016. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has assured that a High Level Committee will be appointed to negotiate and settle the issues arising out of 7th Pay Commission inducing increase in Minimum pay, Fitment formula, Allowances etc. within a period of four months. Based on this assurance the Federations had deferred the proposed indefinite strike from 11th July 2016. Even after a lapse of eight months the assurances are not fulfilled.

Government issued orders to deal with the strike threatening imposition of break-in Service, suspension and dismissal in addition to dies-non. Employees participated in the strike defying such orders.

In Postal department about five Lakhs employees participated in the strike. INTUC Federation also jointed the strike in Postal. All RMS Offices and major post offices remained closed. Income Tax department the strike was total in all states as both employees and officers went on strike. Employees of Audit and Accounts department Civil Accounts, Ground Water Board, Botanical Survey Of India, Postal Accounts Survey Of India, Atomic Energy, Indian Space Research Printing and Stationery, Indian Bureau of Mines, Geological Survey of India, AGMARK, Central Government Health Scheme, Medical Stores depot, Film Institute Of India, Indian Council of Medical Research, Customs and Central Excise, Central Food Laboratory, Census, Defence Accounts and various other autonomous and scientific Research institutions participated in the nation wide strike.

Strike was total in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamilnadu, Odisha, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Assam, North Eastern states including Tripura, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Maharashtra. 70 to 80% participation in Andhra, Punjab, Gujarat, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, 60 to 70% in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, 40 to 50% in Delhi and Rajasthan 30% in Himachal.

Solidarity demonstrations were conducted by All India State Government Employees Federation,  BSNL Employees Unions, Central Pensioners organisations, All India Defence Employees Federation  and many other organizations.

The National Secretariat of the Confederation thanked and Congratulated the employees who made the nationwide strike a resounding success.

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M.Krishnan
Secretart General
Confederation
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Email: mkrishnan6854@amaiI.com

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Strike Notice for 16th March 2017 – Instructions under CCS ( Conduct Rules) 1964 – Dopt

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Strike Notice for 16th March 2017 – Instructions under CCS ( Conduct Rules) 1964 – Dopt 

No.45018/2017-Vig
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub : Strike Notice for 16th March 2017 – Instructions under CCS ( Conduct Rules) 1964 -Regarding

It has been brought to the Notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers, New Delhi has given a notice that the Members of the affiliates of the Confederation will go on strike on 16th March 2017 in pursuance of their 7th Central Pay Commission Demands.

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel & Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go-slow etc. or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17 (1) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also agreed in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this department is also drawn to this Department’s OM No. 33012/1(s)/2008-Estt (B) (pt) dated 12 .9.2008 on the subject for strict compliance.

3.All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not ot sanction casual leave or other kind of leave to the officers and employees if applied for , during the period of proposed strike and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises

4. In case employees go on strike , all divisional heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e 16.3.2017

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(Suresh Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to Govt of India


Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/

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