Minutes of the 7th CPC Seminar on Common Demands COC KARNATAKA
The seminar on 7th CPC common demands held at Income Tax office Bangalore on 18/12/13 which was presided over by Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka.
The seminar was attended by following affiliates of COC Karnataka.
1) All India Postal Employees Union.
2) Income Tax Employees Federation.
3) Postal Accounts Employees Association.
4) RMS Employees Association.
5) Central Ground Water Board Employees Association.
6) Indian Audit & Accounts Employees Association
7) Survey of India Employees Association.
8) Census Employees Association.
9) Atomic Energy (RMP Mysore) Employees Association.
10) P& T Audit Employees Association.
11) GPO Employees Association.
12) Postal Admin Employees Association.
13) Central Excise Employees Association.
14) CGHS Employees Association.
15) NAL Employees Association.
16) IMD Employees Association.
17) Civil Accounts Employees Association.
Other invitees and others 5 members. Total 135 members.
Deliberation of the Seminar started at 11 AM and concluded at 4.30PM.
Comrade R.Seethalaxshmi Vice President COC Karnataka welcomed the chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar.
Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka welcomed the Chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar. He explained the background of conducting this seminar as the Central Government has decided to constitute the 7th CPC, hence this seminar will debate on the common issues of CG Employees to be presented in the 7th CPC. He further stated that the work paper has been circulated and it can be debated in this seminar, so that the COC view of Karnataka can be finalised.. At the same time he urged the affiliates to be prepared for struggle if the Government does not agree to the staff side demands of terms of reference. He assured the CHQ leaders Karnataka has always in the forefront of the CG movement. He also thanked the ITEF leadership for making arrangements for this seminar including hall, printing of work paper, providing good food at subsidized rates etc.
Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka in his speech explained to the members right from the first Central Pay Commission to sixth Central Pay Commission, the Central Pay Commission has done injustice to the Employees by not awarding the right pay scales and fitment formula. The concept of fair wages has been deprived to CG Employees. Usually pay commissions had adopted a multiplying factor of 3.2 to 3.6 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales. But the VI CPC adopted conversion factor of about 2.6 at the lowest where as it was about 6 at the highest scale. By this method well established ration 1:12 between the lowest scale and highest scale was disturbed by the VI CPC. He further elaborated how be struggle oriented approach the Confederation was able to get improvements in the recommendations of earlier pay commission reports. He supported the decision of Confederation Hqrs to chalk out series of programmes to prepare the membership for strike.
Inaugural address by Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Govt. Employees New Delhi.
Inaugurating and initiating discussion of seminar Secretary General congratulated the COC Karnataka for organising this seminar on the common demands of CG Employees which is first of its kind in the country. He also thanked the COC Karnataka for participation in strikes and struggles launched by Confederation. He narrated the circumstances under which the earlier pay commissions had been constituted. Even in case of VII CPC Confederation was first to raise the demand and later adopted by all organisations. Government after seeing the mobilisation for strike ballot proposed to be held in November 2013 announced the constitution of VII CPC. which has put pressure on the Government in announcing the 7th CPC, He explained to the members about the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM to the Central Government, He also informed that if the Central Government does not agree to our demands or the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM then the Confederation will take up struggle path.
Comrade M.Krishnan deliberated on the work paper prepared by the COC Karnataka and each and every item was discussed by him. He expressed satisfaction on the this report and informed the delegates that while preparing the 7th CPC memorandum by the Confederation the views of the COC Karnataka will be taken into account, he also assured that the members will be consulted before finalising the 7th CPC memorandum as this will be displayed on the Confederation website.
Presentation of work paper by Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka, He presented the work paper which was approved by the members.
Com Kameshawari from IMD wanted the IMD to be declared as scientific department.
Com Ashok Kumar from Census wanted increase in tour TA/DA rates, Com R. Srinivas wanted filling up of vacant post.
Concluding address by Comrade M.S.Raja Working President of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees New Delhi
In his speech he explained how the C. G. Employees were denied the trade union rights, he urged members to be prepared for the struggles and he explained how the struggles from first CPC to sixth CPC has yielded results. He also agreed to the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka.
Comrade K.S.Madhusudhan Secretary General AICGWBEA and General Secretary COC Harayana State.
In his speech he agreed on the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka, He explained the need for filling up vacant post and travelling allowance to be provided to field staff. He urged all persons to prepare their 7th CPC memorandum, He informed that for CGWB a committee has been formed in which Com P.S.Prasad has been made member of the committee.
Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka made his concluding remarks and assured the Apex leadership that State unit will implement the calls of Hqrs in letter and spirit.
Seminar concluded at 4.30 Pm with Vote of thanks by Com Ravindranth Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka.