Saturday, July 13, 2013



ADASA, Doordarshan Members meet JCM member Shri M. Raghavaiah at Hyderabad yesterday evening to know the latest developments concerning Central Government Employees.  Shri Raghavaiah explained that so far only three meetings have taken place with anomaly committee to resolve the anomalies cropped up after the implementation of VI CPC recommendations.  While explaining the developments, he stressed the need to rectify certain provisions in MACP scheme as any new scheme should be more beneficial than the existing one.  Where as the MACP scheme is detrimental to the interest of employees, particularly at lower level.  In this context he said that he has submitted certain proposals for modifying the conditions in MACP Scheme and awaiting the reply.  The ADASA members have drawn his attention to the latest Punjab & Haryana High Court judgement, CAT Principle Bench judgement, Apex courts rejection to allow the SLP on MACP, he explained that they are fighting since 2010 for modifying the provisions which are having adverse affect.  He felt because of the observations of Judiciary at highest level, now the government has no other option except to modify the provisions gracefully, which will benefit all the employees in general particularly at lower level. He has asked the members to feel free and interact on the issues concerning central government employees and volunteered to support for the true cause.  The meeting ended by expressing sincere thanks by all our members for sparing his valuable time despite busy schedule. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


If the government does not intervene, this could be first major strike after one called by George Fernandes in 1974. Unhappy with the government’s continued indifference to a slew of demands, the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF), one of the largest central government employees’ unions, has decided to start the process of calling an indefinite railways strike.  And, if the said process comes to a successful conclusion, the country will be faced with the first major strike after the one called by George Fernandes as the AIRF president in 1974, following which the Emergency was declared.

“The reluctant attitude of the government of India and ministry of railways has forced the AIRF to take the decision to launch the campaign for preparation of the strike under the leadership of comrade Umraomal Purohit, the president of AIRF,” a press release from the AIRF issued in June 29 said.“We are in consultation with other central government employees associations and once everyone comes on board we will call for general body council meeting where the decision to go on strike will be taken,” Shiva Gopal Mishra, the general secretary, AIRF, told Governance Now.

The entire process, according to Mishra, could take three to four months, and in case the government does not intervene, the said strike could take place in October this year.The AIRF had listed its demands in its 88th annual general meeting (AGM) held in Vishakhapatnam in December last year and sent it to the government. “It’s been months since the list of demand was sent for action, but to no avail,” said Mishra.  

The demand included among others: filling up all the vacant posts; stop outsourcing of perennial jobs, scrap the new pension schemes; implementation of the cadre restructuring committee; upgrade in the technician's grade, improvement of pay scales of running staff and clearance of arrears. The 88th AGM held by the AIRF in Visakhapatnam, December last year had flagged off following concerns of the railways employees.