Sunday, September 26, 2010

Confederation Circular No. 19

Dear Comrade,
Placed hereunder is the Confederation Circle No. 19 of date.



A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan,Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027

Tel: 011-2510 5324:  Mobile: 98110 48303




Dated: 26th September, 2010

Dear Comrade,


            The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September, 2010.  The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel and Training. We give hereunder a brief resume of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side.


1.      Item No. 1, 9 and  29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme.  This has not been agreed to.

2.      Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP.  It was only agreed by the DOPT that they may consider giving option to the Department and not to the individual employee to retrain old ACP Scheme in respect of either the entire establishment of that Department or for a specific category or cadre of the employees of that Department. They also added that they may instruct the Administrative department to undertake restructuring of the cadres in consultation with the Staff Side which would secure quicker promotion.

3.      Item No. 8. Anomaly in respect of Junior Engineers of CPWD. The Official side agreed that CPWD may ask for option to retain the old ACP in respect of Junior Engineers which will be considered.

4.      Item No. 2, 10 and 48.  The Scheme of MACP to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2006.  Not agreed to.

5.      Item No. 7.Grant of financial up-gradation under ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 in respect of employees who have opted the revised Pay Band Grade Pay System with effect from 1.1.2006. Agreed to.

6.      Item No. 4 and 26. Applicability of MACP scheme to Group D employees placed in the grade pay of Rs. 1800 in PB1. along with the benefit of 3% increment in each stage of up-gradation.  Covered by the clarification already issued by the Department of personnel ( See their website)

7.      Item No. 5 and 23.  Counting of 50% of service rendered by a casual labourer with temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20 and 30 years of service for the purpose of MACP.  They will examine the court ruling in this regard according which the entire casual service should count for the purpose of MACP.

8.      Item No. 6. Supervised staff placed in higher grade pay than their supervisor.  The item has been transferred to the National Anomaly Committee for discussion.

9.      Item No.11 and 47. In the Railways and some other departments, promotion continues to be given in the merged pay scales, since these have not been functionally merged. It was demanded that in such promotion increment at the rate of 3% may be granted.  The Official side has agreed to consider such cases, if taken up by the respective departments.

10.  Item No. 15, 22, 39 and 51.These would be considered in the Anomaly Committee of Railways.

11.  Item No. 12, 30 and 49. Those selected under LDCE/GBCE schemes may be treated as directly recruited personnel as was done in the case of old ACP scheme.  The Official side agreed to look into it. 

12.  Item Nos. 13, 16. 24 , 50 and 58.  It was pointed out that under old ACP scheme in case of an employee who were reverted from higher post to lower post at this request ( to enable him to get transfer to another recruiting unit) the service rendered by him in the higher post was counted for the benefit of ACP.  This should be extended to the MACP as well. The Official side agreed to issue necessary clarification in this regard.

13.  Item No.14.  A departmental employee who has been appointed to a higher grade by virtue of his being selected in a Direct Recruitment Examination the ten, twenty and thirty years of service for the purpose of MACP to be reckoned from the date of such appointment.  Necessary clarificatory order has been issued by the DOPT. ( Please see their website)

14.  Item No. 16. The service rendered by an employee who had resigned may be counted if he is given re-employment for the purpose of MACP. The Official side wanted this item to be processed separately.

15.  Item No. 17. The service rendered prior to removal or dismissal should count if he is reinstated on appeal or by Courts.  The Official side stated that the past service will be considered if so ordered by the Court or the Appellate Authorities.

16.  Item No. 36. The service rendered in a State Government/Statutory body /PSU before appointment in the Central Govt. to be counted for MACP. Not agreed to.

17.  Item No. 37 and 38. Counting the probation period for the purpose of MACP. This is counted as per the scheme

18.  Item No. 42. Application of MACP to a surplus hand redeployed to lower post.  This is covered under the scheme.

19.  Item No. 18 and 54. A person de-categorised on medical grounds to be treated as a fresh appointee. It was not agreed to .

20.  Item No. 41. The service rendered in higher grade who have been redeployed in the lower post on medical de-categorised on medical grounds may be counted under the MACP. The official side agreed to reiterate Railway Board's order issued in the year 2005.

21.  Item No. 19, 33 and 53. Stepping up benefit to seniors when the juniors get higher pay on account of financial up-gradation.  The Supreme Court has given such an order. The Official side will examine this issue and the copy of the Supreme Court's order may be furnished to them.

22.  Item No.20. The Account Assistants in the Railways when appointed on qualifying the Appendix II Examination may be treated as a fresh appointee and his past service in the lower post be ignored. The Railway Board to process this case separately.

23.  Item No. 21.27 and 28.  The Bench mark of good for entitlement to MACP benefit in cases where promotion to the higher posts is on the basis of seniority cum fitness may be done away with. Agreed to examine and issue necessary clarification.

24.  Item No. 24, 40 and 45.  Counting of Training period. The induction training period would be counted.

25.  Item No. 25.  The incentive may be given as applicable to the grade pay granted under MACP. This may be considered by the Railways.

26.  Item No.31. Extension of MACP to Staff Car Drivers and other Drivers etc. The orders have been issued separately.

27.  Item No.34. Pay fixation on promotion subsequent to the grant of MACP with an increment. This was not accepted.

28.  Item No. 35. Notional classification for Central Government employees Insurance scheme for those with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 to be treated as Group B and covered by the scheme for Group B. Not accepted.

29.  Item No.43. There are several illustrations given relating to Railway employees. These were not discussed and each case was asked to be processed separately.

30.  Item No. 55. There are no provisions for grant of certain privileges/incentive on grant of MACP as was there in the old ACP scheme.  The Item may be considered by the Railway administration.


Due to some unavoidable circumstances, we  could not place this letter on our website immediately after the meeting.  We regret for the same.


With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


K.K.N. Kutty

Secretary General

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Confederation Circular No.18



Manishinath Bhawan,

A/2/95 rajouri Garden,

New Delhi. 110 027.



Telefax: 2510 5324

Phone: 65431807


Conf/18 /2010

Dated: 8th September, 2010


Dear Comrade,


                        Sub: 7thSeptember, 2010 Strike action: our participation.


            We congratulate all our  comrades, who took strenuous efforts in making the 7th September, strike action a grand success.  Enclosed with this circular letter is the Press Statement issued by us yesterday on the basis of the report we have received over phone and SMS. These reports were obtained mostly from the State Committees of the Confederation.  While it might reflect an overall picture of the strike participation in various States, it is necessary that we should review our performance organization-wise and state and region-wise.  Unless we identify our weak areas, it may not be possible for us to take any corrective steps so that we will be able to acquit ourselves creditably in future programmes.  In all likelihood, the Central Trade Unions will step up the resistance movement against the economic policies in the days  to come as 7th September, has demonstrated unambiguously the growing discontent of the workers.  Perhaps in the next phase of struggle, the BMS which has unfortunately opted out of 7th September action may rejoin given the ground reality. 

            Despite our efforts taken even before the 15th July, 2010 all India Trade Union convention in consultation with the All India State Government Employees Federation, the campaign programme could not be mounted effectively.  We are aware of the importance of the  need and efficacy of the campaign programme, the absence of which must have affected adversely our participation in some places.  This apart, it has also come to the fore that the Confederation must now without further loss time initiate some programmatic action in pursuance of the Common issues of the Central Government employees as the JCM forum is becoming a platform for procrastinated dialogue without reaching any tangible settlement on any issue.  The basic issues of anomalies are yet to be settled and there is no indications that it would be done in the near future. 

            The National Council of the Confederation as per the amendment we have brought about to our Constitution in the last Conference, is to meet once in a year.  We should be able to meet in the National Council immediately after the Diwali festival.  To review the strike action of 7th and to finalise the venue and date for the next National Council meeting, we propose to meet on 3rd October, 2010 at 2.30 PM at the Confederation CHQ at Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027.  We request our affiliates and the State Committees to kindly send us a report of the participation of various organizations and the number of employees who participated in the strike to enable us to review and suggest measures for an improved performance in future.  The report may please be sent to the Confederation CHQ preferably by e mail at the following address or otherwise by post immediately on receipt of this letter.  Our e mail address is"  


            A separate notice to all Secretariat members has been issued indicating the agenda for the meeting.  One other issue we would like to discuss at the meeting is the remittance of the subscription due to the Confederation by various affiliates. 


            With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


K.K.N. Kutty.

Secretary General.


NOTE: Kindly see the Department of Personnel O.M.No. 13018/1/2010 Estt (leave). The conditions imposed by them for the grant of Child care leave by the subsequent clarifications dated 29.09.2008, 18.11.2008 and 2.12.2008 have now been removed and the women employees can avail the leave without exhausting the earned leave to their credit  The link to the  O.M. is appended to this communication.

Encl: Copy of the Press statement. And copy of the notice for the Sectt. Meeting.




Manishinath Bhawan

,A/2/95 rajouri Garden,

New Delhi. 110 027.


Telefax: 2510 5324Phone: 65431807

Dated: 8th September, 2010


            A meeting of the Secretariat of the Confederation will be held at the CHQ at Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027 on3rd October, 2010 at 2.30 PM to discuss the following agenda.

(1)    Review of the participation of CGEs in the 7th September, Strike.

(2)    Finalization of the dharna programme at different State Capitals to protest against the victimization of employees of the IA & AD.

(3)    Finalizations of charter of demands (common to CGEs) and programme of actions thereon.

(4)    Subscription dues from affiliates.

(5)    Adhoc Bonus of all CGES other than those covered by the PLB Scheme.

(6)    The affiliation applications from various organizations in the Bureau of Mines Safety and Survey of India.

(7)    Venue and Date of the next National Council meeting. (The State Committee of Maharashtra, Mumbai will confirm their willingness or otherwise of hosting the council meeting at Mumbai).

(8)    Any other matter with the permission of the chair.  


K.K..N. Kutty

Secretary General



Manishinath Bhawan

A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027



E mail:


Phone: Telefax: 2510 5324

Phone:              65431807

Mobile: 09110 48303


Dated: 7.09.2010




Abiding by the call of the Central Trade Unions and endorsed by the all India Federations, the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers organized the one day strike today the 7th September, 2010 against the increasing inflation, price rise, demanding the revival of the Universal Public Distribution system, against the policy of privatization of Public Sector and Governmental organizations, against contrctorisation, outsourcing and above all demanding the scrapping of the new contributory pension scheme introduced to replace the existing statutory defined benefit pension Scheme.  The strike action elicited total participation  of Central Government employees in the States of Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, and 70 to 80% in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand Karnataka, Rajasthan Bihar, Chattisgarh, and partial in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Orissa etc.  In Delhi the strike participation was restricted to the employees of the RMS division and a few other organizations belonging to the Postal Department.


The Strike was an impressive indication of the growing discontent of the Central Government employees over the Neo-liberal Economic Policies, which has threatened the job security of the workers, redundancy due to outsourcing, corporatisation and privatization of Government departments, contractorisation of the functions of about 10 lakh employees belonging to the lower strata and the big erosion of the value of the wages due to the price rise.


The Confederation's National Secretariat while congratulating the Central Government employees for their unstinted co-operation in making the strike a grand success has called upon them to be prepared and mobilize themselves further for a greater form of agitational programme, if the Government continues to tread the pro-rich polices.


K.K.N. Kutty

Secretary General


Monday, September 6, 2010

Placed hereunder Orders issued by the Department of Personnel and Training on the eve of 7th September Strike.
KKN.Kutty Secretary General. Confdn