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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Babus want pay revised every 5 years

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which represents 30 lakh Central government employees, wants wage revision to be done every five years and the latest one — announced on Thursday — to be done retrospectively, with effect from December 1, 2014. 

The grant of interim relief and merger of 100 per cent of dearness allowance are some of their other demands. 

The need to include Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and settling all anomalies of the Sixth Pay Commission also formed a part of charter of demands, which were marked to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with copies marked to Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension, and Pradeep Kumar Sinha, Cabinet Secretary.

Against PPP, FDI
Another demand was against privatisation, public private partnership or foreign direct investment in Railways and Defence establishments, apart from a move against corporatising postal services, said the letter written by NJCA convenor Shivagopal Mishra, who is also the General Secretary of the All India Railwaymen Federation. 

The NJCA also demanded the removal of a ban on recruitments and creation of new posts. It also wants of the PFRDA Act, which brought the defined contribution pension scheme, scrapped. 

The NJCA has also moved against outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation of governmental functions, apart from opposing the Centre’s proposed move to close down printing presses, publication and form stores, stationery departments and medical depots.

At the same time, it has called for regularising existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices. 

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