Grand Seminar on 7th CPC organized by Confederation and NJCA, Odisha State CoC in Bhubaneswar concluded successfully on 12.06.2016
A grand seminar titled “Retrograde and Disappointing 7th CPC Report – Its impact on employees and workers” was successfully organized jointly by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers and National JCA, Odisha State COC in the auditorium of Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar – 751 005.
The Seminar was inaugurated by Com. Lambodar Nayak, President, CITU, Odisha and addressed by Com. M Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers.
The Seminar was attended by hundreds of representatives from all the constituents of National JCA and Confederation from all corners of Odisha including National Federation of Postal Employees.
At the outset, Com. R N Dhal, General Secretary, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, Odisha State CoC, briefed the necessity of organizing such a state level seminar when the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, Railway Federations and Defence Federation have submitted Notice to go on Indefinite Strike from 11.07.2016 under the banner of National Joint Council of Action demanding suitable modification as suggested earlier with 11 point charter of demand.
Addressing the Seminar, Com. M Krishnan briefed the history of setting up of Central Pay Commissions from 1st CPC to 7th CPC and informed the mass that the Govt has neither set up any CPC nor modified in any manner of the negative recommendations of its own accord without struggle programmes by us. Narrating the story behind setting up of 1st CPC in 1946 and the struggle programme made in confrontation with the Congress Govt. leaded by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for modification / implementation of the recommendations of 2nd CPC, Com. Krishnan appealed the mass to get ready for struggle programme framed by the NJCA culminating nationwide Indefinite Strike from 11.07.2016 demanding suitable modifications in the retrograde and negative recommendations of 7th CPC with 11 point charter of demands.
Com Krishnan briefly described all the demands / issues one by one and explained why we call it a Pay Reduction Commission not a Pay Revision Commission. With total Mathematical calculations supported with scientific justifications, he explained the participating employees how an employee’s take home pay will be reduced after implementation of the 7th CPC report. More importantly, he condemned the manipulation of Dr. Acroyed formula by the Commission in determining the minimum need based wage and there by reducing the multiplying factor to 2.57 instead of 3.70 as demanded by the Staff Side. While no other Pay Commission till 6th CPC has never thought of reducing/abolishing the existing advances /allowances, the 7th CPC has gone to the maximum extent in abolishing 52 allowances and 12 interest free advances which need to be protested. The media houses have been misguided grossly by the Govt. in propagating huge bonanza to the Central Govt. employees by the 7th CPC which highly far from truth.
Com. Krishnan appealed all the Central Govt. employees in particular and the working class in general including state govt. employees to join enmasse in the forthcoming Indefinite strike and compel the Govt. for suitable modifications in the existing recommendations of the 7th CPC.
In addition, Com. Dusmanta Dash, Joint Convener, Odisha Shramika Karmachari Ekata Manch and Com. Nirmal Das, General Secretary, All India State Govt. Employees Federation, Odisha State CoC also addressed the seminar.
While Com. M M Samal President of the Confederation’s State CoC presided over the seminar, Com. Debabrat Mohanty, Working President, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, Odisha State CoC gave the vote of thanks.