In view of the government’s apathy toward the wage, cadre and service related issues of the employees, the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will stage a mass Dharna in front of North Block where the office of Union Finance Minister is located.
On the Call given by the Confederation, the Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) have taken unanimous decision to participate in mass Dharna programme. ITEF President Ashok Kanojia said that it is almost one year gone. The Group of Ministers had given assurance to consider our wage, cadre and other service related demands on June 30, 2016 but nothing has happened so far.
The notice has already been served to the Government. The Confederation had already organised an independent strike action on March 16, 2017 and more than 3 to 4 lakhs employees participated in that strike action all over India. The Government has already conveyed its decisions like rejection of the option ‘1’ for Pensioners, and that withdrawal of NPS not being within the preview of NPS Committee.
tKanojia said that the government had unilaterally imposed “adverse” conditions for grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP), Grant of revised allowances already delayed by 17 months (from the date of effect of 7th CPC i.e. 01.01.2016) and arrears of allowances are likely to be denied.
“In these circumstances, the Confederation simply feels that even after the “Sacred” assurance given by the ministers, almost eleven months have been passed and now it has no option but to protest against autocratic attitude of the government,” he added.
Hence, Leaders & Representatives of various Central Government Departments, on the call of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers which represents almost 6 lakhs employees in the country, are to sit on mass Dharna in front of Finance Minister’s office at North Block, New Delhi on 23.5.2017 from 12.00 PM to 3.00 PM.
It is expected that apart from approx. 200 employees of Income Tax Department, another 2000 Central Government Employees of other Departments will also take part in Dharna programme from various parts of the country.
“We have decided that if no action is taken on our justified demands, the agitation will be intensified and employees may go on an indefinite strike. Before that a Human Chain at all central government offices throughout country to mark our protest will be organised on June 22,” said Kanojia, who is also national deputy president of the Confederation.