ITEF/ 49/2008 Dared: 21st October,2008
CWC meeting and decisions
The Central Working Committee meeting of the ITEF was held at New Delhi (C.R.Building, Canteen Hall) on 18.10.2008 as per the notice issued on 14.09.2008. The CWC meeting was inaugurated by Com.S.K.Vyas, President, Confederation of CGEs and Workers at 11.30 AM. The meeting was also addressed by Com.M.S.Raja, Secy. Confederation and Com.K.Raghavendran, Secy. General, National Federation of Postal Employees, New Delhi. The meeting was attended by all Units except the following:
ITEF Pune Circle
ITEF Orissa Circle
ITEF North Eastern Region Circle
ITEF Bihar Gr.D Circle
ITEF NWR Gr.D Circle
ITEF Western and Eastern UP Gr.D Circles
Com.P.V.Ramchandran, Vice President had intimated his inability to attend the meeting. Com. Amitava Dey, Finance Secy. and Com.D.P.Acharya, Asst.Secy. were not present. Before the formal agenda items were taken up for discussion, Com. Secretary General apprised the house of the efforts and timely trade union action of the ITEF Delhi Circle on 23rd due to which only the Examination rules were ultimately relaxed. The entire house in appreciation thereof expressed their gratitude through a standing ovation.
Agenda No.1 : Minutes of the earlier meeting was confirmed.
Agenda No.2 : After hearing the President and Secy. Of the Confederation and the presentation made by the Secretary. General ITEF the house unanimously endorsed the suggestion of the National Executive of the Confederation to organize indefinite strike action in pursuance of the 20 point charter of demands. The house decided to go in for a strike ballot in the first week of Dec.2008 in view of the impending State Assembly elections at Rajasthan, MP, Delhi, Chattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir. The format for the strike ballot will be separately communicated by the CHQ in consultation with the Confederation.
Agenda No.3 : The house approved the submission made by the CHQ in this regard to the Board. It was clarified by the Secretary General that the upgradation of the pay scales of the following Categories/Cadres have already been taken up by the Board with the Deptt.of Expenditure.
1. Inspector of Income Tax
2. Administrative Officers Gr.III
3. Private Secretary
4. AD (O.L)
5. DPA Gr.B
To the specific query raised by the Comrades from Delhi Com.General Secretary stated that the case of DPA Gr.B being in the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs.6500-10500/ has been included in the proposal sent to Dept. of Expenditure for upgradation of the pay scales.
Com. Secy. General also informed the house that the ITEF Secretariat have discussed the said issue with the DG(HRD) on 17th and as per his request a detailed note on the proposal pertaining to Tax Assistant/Steno Gr.III and restructuring of AO Gr.III, II and I would be submitted shortly. The need for assigning higher Grade pay for LDC, he said would be taken up with the Govt. as it is a common category. He also informed the house that the DG has been apprised of the necessity to impart training to those Gr.D employees who are not matriculate, within the stipulated time frame of six months. The Note as and when submitted to the DG, he assured the house, would be placed on the Website of ITEF.
Agenda No.4: The house reviewed the ongoing programme of action under the auspices of the JCA. The house noted that the ITGOA Units of Western UP and Tamilnadu, have not been participating in the actions. The AP unit of ITEF has not yet commenced the action.. In certain other units, the programmes, though begun have not picked up momentum. The meeting reiterated the need to ensure that the programme as decided upon is carried out in all charges to make possible for a meaningful negotiation. It is only after the commencement of the programme of action that the Board has taken up the issue of providing Mobile phone to all employees. The house asked the Secy. General to monitor the implementation of the programme by interacting with circle General Secretaries. The house also decided that the Central JCA must be requested to convene a joint working committee/managing committee of the two organizations. The house was informed that the Central JCA is slated to meet on 3rd November 2008.
Agenda No. 5 : The following issues were taken up for discussion –
a. Verification of Membership: the Circles were asked to collect declaration forms from all members and submit the same to the CCIT immediately.
b. To immediately make the payment on a/c of renewal fees, donation and Aayakar dues as indicated in the list circulated.
c. Extension of time for holding conference at MP and Vidharbha: ITEF MP & CG Circle will conduct the conference before 20thDec.2008 and Vidharbha by 10th Jan.2009
d. To take up with Board that TA recruitment to be based regional level as earlier.
e. Bengal Circle may chalk out independent agitational programme for allocation of 52 posts and transfer of CIT charges.
f. The Secy. General will take up of regularization of daily rated workers as per the DOPT notification with the Board to issue necessary instruction to CCITs.
Com. Ashok Salunkhe proposed Vote of thanks and expressed gratitude for the excellent arrangements made by ITEF Delhi Circle for the conduct of the CWC meeting at a very short time on behalf of all members of the CWC.