NFAEE

NFAEE is the one and only all India Federation of Atomic Energy Worker, recognised by Government of india/Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

It represents the Industrial, Research & Development and Serivce organisations under Department of Atomic Energy.

26 Unions and associations of DAE Employees recognised under CCS (RSA) Rule are affilaited with NFAEE

Saturday, May 30, 2015

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi 110001
Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: confedeationhq@gmail.com


Dear Comrades,

Sub:     Discussion in the National Anomaly committee meeting.

The meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 29th May 2015 at Room No. 72, North Block.  Mrs. Mamatha Kundra, JS (E) Department of Personnel and Training chaired the meeting.  The Staff side was represented by:

Com. M. Raghavaiah, Leader Staff Side, 2 Com.Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, 3. Com. Bhosale (AIRF) .4. Com. Guman Singh (NFIR), 5. Com. K.K.N. Kutty (Income Tax/Confederation), Com. M.S. Raja (Audit), Com. Srikumar (AIDEF)

The following issues alone were taken up for discussion at the meeting.  The next meeting of the NAC will be held on 9th June, 2015 afternoon, when the un-discussed items (12) of the agenda will be taken up.  The Staff side also pointed out the need to reach finality on all issues included in the agenda of NAC.

Item No.1: Review of MACP where Grade Pay of Rs. 2000/- is not available like Railways:

The official side stated that the demand was to bring the hierarchy based MACP which may not be acceptable as it would disturb the uniformity across the Departments. They also said that in the background of 7th CPC coming into being, no change in the scheme at this stage would be desirable.

Item No. 2: Grant of Addl. Pay to Loco and Traffic running Staff in Railways:

After some discussions, it was agreed that the DOE will cause a reconsideration of the issue.

Item No. 3: MACP for personnel appointed under LDCE and GBDCE scheme in Railways:

The official side agreed that under the ACP if the appointees under LCDE and GDCE have been treated as direct recruitment, the same might be treated in the same manner under MACP.

Item No. 4: Grant of minimum entry pay meant for direct recruits to promotees:

The official side stated that unless logically it is established that the proposed stepping up is needed, the direction of the FM in the matter cannot be got reversed. There was serious discussion in the matter thereafter.  The Staff side stated that the RPA rules promulgated after the 6th CPC recommendations were not in conformity with the Fundamental Rules on this issue.  They also stated that having once agreed to a position; the official side cannot withdraw there-from under the JCM Scheme.  They also stated that the course open to the official side was to present the case before the new Finance Minister.    On behalf of the Staff Side, the Secretary informed the official side that a rejection of an issue on which agreement is reached will not be taking lying down by the employees.  The Staff side also demanded that a meeting with the new Finance Minister be arranged so that they will be able to place this issue before his consideration.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,



M. Krishnan
Secretary General



The National Convention Calls upon the Central Trade Unions All India General Strike on 2nd September, 2015. 


DECLARATION

This National Convention of Workers being held under the banner of joint platform of all the Central Trade Unions of the country along with independent national federations of all sectors and service establishments expresses deep concern over anti worker, anti-people and pro-corporate actions of the present Govt. at the Centre in pursuance of the policy of globalisation. During this period the Govt. has been over-busy in amending all labour laws to empower the employers with unfettered rights to “hire and fire” and stripping the workers and trade unions of all their rights and benefits besides aggressively pushing through almost unlimited FDI in strategic sectors like Railways, Defence and Financial Sector. Also, through sweeping changes in the existing Land Acquisition Act, farmers’ right to land and agri-workers’ right to livelihood are been sought to be drastically curbed and curtailed.

The Govts’ aim in aggressively pushing through sweeping changes in labour-laws is nothing but to push out overwhelming majority of workers out of the coverage of all labour laws and to drastically curb the trade union rights. The CTUs had besides other issues raised the issue of strict enforcement of labour laws and universal social security but this Govt. is doing away with all rights-components in all the labour laws aiming at creating conditions of bonded labour in all the workplaces. EPF and ESI schemes are proposed to be made optional which is also aimed at demolishing the PF and ESI schemes dismantling the basic social security structures available to the organized sector. And for the vast unorganized sector workers, old schemes are being repackaged and renamed, without providing for funds and implementation-machinery/network with a view to befool the people. The Govt. has not taken any step to curb price rise of essential commodities and to generate employment except making tall claims of containing inflation in the media. On universalizing public distribution system, the Govt. is trying to scuttle it through Direct Benefit Transfer resulting further squeeze on the common people.

During the year with the support of the present Govt, various state governments have brought about drastic anti-workers changes in basic labour laws viz., industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour. (Regulation & Abolition) Act, Factories Act and Apprenticeship Act, Trade Unions Act etc introducing “hire & fire”, throwing more than 71% of factories out of coverage of Factories Act and making all contractors employing up to 50 workers free from any obligation towards workers. The Central Govt. on its part has introduced amendments to Factories Act raising doubly the limit of workers for registration of factories, put in public domain the proposals for new Small Factories (Regulations of Service conditions) Bill which prescribes that major 14 labour laws will not apply to factories employing upto 40 workers. Labour Code on Wages Bill and Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill which under the cover of amalgamation seek to make registration of unions’ almost impossible, making retrenchment and closure almost free for the employers’ class. These bills have been put in public domain without consulting the trade unions thereby violating the provisions of ILO Convention 144 on Tripartite Consultation. Amendments have also been brought in EPF & MP Act and ESl Act to make it optional with a sinister design to finally demolish the two time-tested statutory schemes for the workers. The Prime Minister’s office has written to the Chief Secretaries of States to follow Rajasthan Model in labour laws. All these amendments are meant to exclude 90% of the workforce from application of labour laws thereby allowing the employers to further squeeze and exploit the workers.

The Convention also expresses dismay over the Govt’s total inaction in implementing the consensus recommendations of 43rd, 44th and 45th Indian Labour Conferences on formulation of minimum wages, same wage and benefits as regular workers for the contract workers and granting status of workers with attendant benefits to those employed in various central govt schemes like anganwadi, mid-day-meal, ASHA, para-teachers etc. On the contrary, the Govt drastically curtailed budget allocations to all those centrally sponsored schemes meant for poor peoples’ welfare. It is also noted with utter dismay that the present government is also continuing to ignore the twelve point demands of entire trade union movement pertaining to concrete action to be taken for containing price-rise and aggravating unemployment situation, for strict implementation of labour laws, halting mass scale unlawful contractorisation, ensuring minimum wages for all of not less than Rs 15000 per month with indexation and universal social security benefits and pension for all including the unorganized sector workers, etc. The demands also include compulsory registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and ratification of lLO Conventions 87 and 98. Even the legislations passed by Parliament on the issue of Street Vendors is not being implemented appropriately.

The National Convention also denounced the retrograde move of the Govt. in hiking/allowing FDI in Defence, Insurance, Railways and other sectors and also its aggressive move for disinvestment in PSUs including Oil and financial sector aiming at total privatisation which will be detrimental to the interests of the national economy, national security as well as mass of the common people. The National Convention also condemned the sweeping change sought to be brought in Land Acquisition Act permitting forcible acquisition of land from the farmers and putting in jeopardy the livelihood of agricultural workers. it is disgusting to note that 147 workers of Maruti-Suzuki at Manesar are being forced to languish in Jail for more than two years on false and fabricated charges. it is unfortunate that even after the assurance of Prime Minister to revive the closed NOKlA Sriperumbudur unit, the recent decision to sell it out demonstrates Government approach to deny protection to workers. The coal sector has already been opened for commercial operations by private sector.

The Convention supports the decision of the constituents of JCM of Central Govt. employees to go for indefinite strike from 23rd November, 2015 and will decide at appropriate stage the form of solidarity action to be taken.

The Convention also congratulates coal, postal, transport and telecom workers for their strike against policies of the Govt.
The Convention demands upon the Central Govt. to stop forthwith the process of making retrograde ai'nendments to the labour laws. The Convention also demands immediate steps to implement the consensus recommendations of successive lndian Labour Conferences and also positive response to long pending demands of the entire trade union movement of the country. The Convention urges the Central Govt. to desist from mindless drive for disinvestment in CPSUs and liberalising FDI in defence, insurance, Railways etc. and the convention also condemns the Govt. move of corporatization of major ports and postal services etc. The Convention urges the Govt. to reverse the direction of the ongoing economic policy regime which has landed the entire national economy in distress and decline affecting the working people most.

The Convention calls upon all the trade unions, federations across the sectors to widen and consolidate the unity at the grass-root level and prepare for countrywide united movement to halt and resist the brazen anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Govt and in preparation to the same undertakes unanimously the following programme:
1) Joint conventions and campaigns during June-July in state, district and industry level wherever possible and taking initiative to involve common people in support of workers struggle
                                                                           
2) ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2015

The National Convention calls upon the trade unions and working people irrespective of affiliations to unite and make the countrywide General Strike a massive success.


BMS                 INTUC            AITUC                HMS              CITU

AIUTUC          TUCC              SEWA                AICCTU         UTUC         LPF

and All lndia Federations of Banks, Insurance, Defence, Railways, Central/State Govt. Employees and other Service Establishments

Friday, May 29, 2015


National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Web site: www.nfaeehq.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/15/111                                                                              29.05.2015

To

    All Affiliates,
    NFAEE

Sub:- NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS, NEW DELHI-26.05.2015

Dear Comrades,

          An All India Convention of Workers was held under the banner of the Joint Platform of all Central Trade Unions of the Country along with Independent National Federations of all Sectors and Service establishments.

          The Convention took serious note on the attack on working class of the country by the Government. The reforms initiated in the labor laws, Scraping of social security schemes, Uncontrolled price rise, Denying the minimum wages as per the recommendation of Indian Labour Conference, Hiking the FDI in Defence, Bank, Insurance, Railways, etc, Aggressive move to disinvestment in PSUs, Changes in Land Acquisition Act, etc are some of the example for the continuation of anti working class policies of the Central Government.

          The Convention unanimously proposed Nation Wide Strike on 2nd September 2015.

          The Convention was attended by the following Central Trade Unions, National Federations:

          BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS< CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF, All India Federations of Banks, Insurance, Coal, Port, Transport, Electricity, Defence, Railways, Central Government and State Government Employees, etc.  Secretariat Members of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers stationed at New Delhi participated on behalf of Confederation of CG Employees & Workers.

With fraternal Greetings

Comradely yours



                                                          (Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General
Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25596519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189




National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Web site: www.nfaeehq.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com
Ref. No: nfaee/15/106                                                           14.05.2015

Sub: Bilateral meeting with NFAEE and other
Scientific Assistant Associations

To

All Affiliates
NFAEE

Dear Comrades,

As intimated earlier, meeting with Additional Secretary DAE was held on 11th May 2015 at the Anushakthibhavan, Mumbai to discuss about the issue pertaining to Scientific Assistants of DAE.

Representing NFAEE following were participated in the meeting:
       
1.    Jayaraj KV                   Secretary General     NFAEE                    BARC  Mumbai
2.    A. Sreedharan     Working President     NFAEE                    BARC  Mumbai
3.    Gaddam Ramesh Gen. Secretary         HWP(M)SASSA         HWP    Manuguru
4.    S. Kiran Kumar    Gen. Secretary         NUFCOSSA              NFC    Hyderabad
5.    G.M. Karthikeyan Member                  AEEA                      RMP    Mysore
6.    S. Ramesh kumarPresident                 BARCFEA                 BARCF Kalpakkam
7.    R. Visvalingam     Member                  AEEA                      IGCAR Kalpakkam
8.    C.J. Samkutty     Jt. Secretary            AEW&SU                 BARC  Mumbai
9.    D.B. Chandekar   Member                  DCSEMSA                DCSEM Mumbai
10. Harish K Sharma  Vice President          HWBEA                   HWB   Mumbai
11. M.I. Parmar        Gen. Secretary         BPKS                      HWP    Baroda
12. Sunil Pawar         Gen. Secretary        DCSEMSA                DCSEM Mumbai

The meeting was chaired by Additional Secretary DAE and the following were represented Official side:

1.    Shri. Govardhan            Secretary Trombay Council            BARC  Mumbai
2.    Shri. Surabh Babu         Director (P)                                DAE    Mumbai
3.    Shri. B. P.Joshi              CAO (P)                                     BARC  Mumbai
4.    Shri. S.B. Bose             CAO                                          DCSEM Mumbai
5.    Shri. K.P.S. Pillai            Under Secretary (IR&W)                DAE    Mumbai

The meeting also was attended by the office bearers of the Scientific Assistants Associations of BARC Mumbai, BARC Tarapur, NFC Hyderabad and CAT Indore. After the introduction the Chairman initiated the discussion and explained the back ground for calling the meeting.  S.K. Singh of BARC Scientific Assistant Association started to object the proceedings and raised unwanted questions and not allowed to take up the agenda for an hour. Finally the Additional Secretary, the Chairman of the meeting, directed him to stop his talk and told the meeting s convened by DAE and it is the prerogative of the Department to whom to invite to the meeting and asked to continue discussion on agenda

Even after S.K. Singh was interrupting and shouting with un-parliamentary words in between. Repeatedly the Chairman of the meeting, Shri, Govardhan, Secretary TC and Shri B.P. Joshi, etc were directed him to stop his utterance.

Because of the irresponsible and role of S.K. Singh and group the meeting could not complete the discussion of agenda items.

After partial discussion on 1st Agenda the Chairman declared the meeting is over. The representatives of NFAEE sought discussion to continue, the Chairman told will discuss later with Federation. The Chairman also intimated that he will submit the report to the Secretary with a request for consideration of these matters in the Tromaby Council

However NFAEE prepared a note on all the agenda item circulated and additional point to be taken up in the meeting and circulated among the Official side members.

Those who participated from the staff side as well as Official side seen who was responsible for not discussing the agenda item submitted for discussion.

Copy of the note submitted by NFAEE is attached with this letter.

With fraternal Greetings

Comradely yours


                                                (Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General




Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj. KV, Secretary General, NFAEE
PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25596519; (Res): 022 – 25554179; (Mobile): 9869501189


Bilateral meeting with NFAEE and other Scientific Assistant Associations
Note on issues pertaining to Scientific Assistants.

ITEM NO. 1: TRACK CHANGE AND OVERALL CAREER PROSPECTS OF SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANTS:

This is the most important issue which continues as unresolved.  Though the department attempted to resolve various anomalies created after the implementation of the Sixth Central Pay commission, pertaining to Technical Staff, Scientific Officers, no justice could be extended to the Scientific Assistant community. The issue can be divided into two aspects. i.e, Track change and Career Prospects

a.   Track change

1.   Track change facilities were continued till 2008 even though SA/D, SA/E and SA/F were introduced.
2.   During this period of SAs and even technicians were considered for track change based on acquiring higher education.
3.   After the implementation of Sixth CPC recommendations, department virtually withdrawn the track change based on the promotion interviews and linked the track change with exclusively on acquiring additional qualifications and clearing DQE/STPT
4.   Whereas the similarly placed Department reviewed the promotional position as well as the pay structure based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, revised the promotion norms as well as the recruitment norms. Thus in DOS, a Diploma holder reach within a period of 7 years in the Grade Pay of Rs5400/- with gazetted status.
5.   In all Government establishments other than DAE those diploma holders and BSc graduates joining as Scientific Assistants, Technical Assistants, Junior Engineers, etc are getting track change as and when they reaches the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/-
6.   Further DOS and DRDO made the promotion norms such away the Technical Assistant and Scientific Assistants as Technical Officer and Scientific Officers after 7 years in service.
7.   Government of India in 1977 itself issued OM to clarify the policy of the Government to consider the Diploma holders having ten years of service as equivalent to BE/BTech. Even there are legal vetting of the said order from CAT as well as High Court in the year 2013 and 2014 respectively.
8.   The decision of the Department to take away the existing track change resulted in
a.    humiliation and depression
b.    forced to retire as SAs in non gazette status
c.    Those Scientific Assistants in the grade pay of 5400 and above are carrying out the same job and holding the responsibility of the Scientific Officers promoted or recruited afresh, but the status as well as the remuneration having difference.
9.   The issues was represented to Chairman, AEC, Chairman Trombay Council, Chairman Norms Committee and various other authorities and made all effort to bring the notice of all senior officials in the Department. Though the officers concerned assured to rectify the anomaly, the issued are not been resolved till date.
10.         The solution for the above anomaly is to consider those Scientific Assistants in the Grade Pay of Rs5400 and above as Gazetted post as it is done in the Department of Space

b.   Career Prospects

1.   After the introduction of Sixth CPC Pay structure, the promotion avenues in DOS, DRDO, etc are improved. Thus the SAs and TAs joined in DOS becoming gazette status at the Grade Pay of Rs5400 in the 7th year in the normal channel without any additional qualification
2.   Though in the terms of reference for the committee constituted by DAE to look into the recruitment and promotion norms directed the committee looking into the positions in comparable Department such as Department of Space, the career progression in DAE for SAs were gone to worst.
a.    The existing norms for track change during normal promotion have been taken away.
b.    Track change has been restricted to on Additional Qualifications
c.    Stringent conditionality has been stipulated to drop the employees even after acquired additional qualifications.
3.   The promotion avenues have been curtailed by restricting promotion upto SA/G. A Scientific Assistant after Diploma or BSc. Join in the Department at the age of 20 or 21 years. As per the existing norms SAs may reach at the level of SA/G within 21 years. That means at the age of 41or 42.  In short the SAs should work for another 18- 19 years without any career progression or hope of promotions.
4.   Whereas prior to Sixth CPC implementation the track change at any level was open and an SA F compulsorily to move in to SO level if he/she satisfy the MEP or norms for promotion.
5.   By increasing the Minimum Eligibility Period for promotion after Sixth CPC, the SAs may loose one promotion during their careers which further blocks the career prospects.
6.   To bring back the satisfaction among the Scientific Assistants, ample promotion avenues should be created by ensuring track change at the level of Grade Pay of Rs5400/-

ITEM NO. 2: MEP FOR PROMOTION OF SA:

1.   The Minimum Eligibility Period (MEP) for considering the Scientific Assistants for promotion, is higher level which considering the same of Engineering as well as Technicians.
2.   Prior to Sixth CPC implementation the difference in the MEP for SAs and of SOs were one year higher than that of SO. But after 6th CPC the difference has been enhanced by 2 years. .
3.   A median MEP should be adopted by which the SAs also should consider genuine norms, One year more than that of SOs where as one year less than that of Technicians.

ITEM NO. 3: COMPENSATION FOR LOSS IN CAREER PROGRESSION DUE TO VARIOUS POLICY CHANGES:

1.   Those Scientific Assistants who had been promoted as SA/D in Feb 2004 and SA/E in 2003 were eligible for their next promotions to SA/E or SA/F respectively based  on  ‘MEP+1’ norms with effect from 1st Feb 2009. (This was postponed to 1st July 2009 due to uniform date of promotion). These employees had suffered a loss due to revision of norms in the year 2009, and their proposals for promotion were considered only in the year 2010. This Federation had intervened and the necessary correction was incorporated in the year 2011. All such delayed promotion cases of 2009 had not only lost one year in their career progression but had the cascading effect in their future promotions also.
2.   The case of SA/D to SA/E, {The persons promoted on MEP have not affected by this problem;} However the affected employees who were eligible for promotion are  to be recommend for SA/E on the basis of MEP+1 in year  2009, as per the pre- 2009 & 2011 revised norms. Accordingly the MEP was 4 yrs with all A1 grades and MEP+1 in 5yrs with all A2 grades. The revised norms in 2009 required minimum ‘two A1s’ in the last 4 years and the rest A2s.
3.   As the MEP has been increased in the case of Scientific Assistants comparing that of SOs, from SA/E onwards the SAs are losing one year on each promotion. Prior to the implementation Sixth CPS the difference in MEP was one year where as after Sixth CPC implementation it has been increased by two years.
4.   By changing the recruitment norms by appointing CAT I trainee as SA/C in the Grade Pay of Rs4600 and the periodicity of  training enhanced into two years, from the year 2013, the senior SAs joined SA/B in the Grade Pay of Rs4200 are losing pay, seniority as well as grade.
5.   Since, these are genuine cases, we request
a.    The Department to extend one or more years relaxation in the next promotion to the affected employees considering the cumulative period from SA/D to compensate the loss that had in the last promotion.
b.    The entry level Grade Pay should be upgraded into 4600 to SA/B and the cascading effect should be extended.

ITEM NO. 4: CONTINUOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR SAs THROUGH HBNI:

Continuous Education Programme in the Deemed University (HBNI) funded by DAE,   should be extended to Scientific Assistant category also.

ITEM NO. 5: PRIS AND OTHER PERKS:

1.   PRIS (I): PRIS (I) should be uniform for the SOs and SAs with same Grade Pay
2.   Update Allowance: The Update Allowance should be extended at the enhanced rate uniformly to those who are having the same Grade Pay of Rs5400 and above.
3.   Two Additional Increments: The two increment should be extended to all those who are having the Grade Pay of Rs6600 and above.

ITEM NO. 6: ALLOTMENT POLICY OF DAE FOR GOVERNMENT RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION:

1.   Allotment Rules framed by the nodal Ministry, i.e. MOUD, should be followed by DAE also.
2.   Type D should be allotted as per service seniority
3.   Wherever necessary transit accommodation for SAs should be constructed.

ITEM NO. 7: OTHER ISSUES:

1.   Additional Qualification:
a.    The written test to screen those who acquired addition qualification having objective and subjective questions.  In all other recruitment tests only objective questions are given. This subjective questions becoming a weapon to cut the future of track change of employees. Therefore the subjective questions should be discontinued. 
b.    Those who cleared in the Test further debarred for want of APAR grading. For granting permission for acquiring AQ itself APAR grading is taken into account.  Another APAR grading for appearing interview is unwanted and hence should be removed.
c.    Those who deferred in interview should be considered for track change on their normal promotion.
d.   Those who lost DQE/STPT should give one more chance during his/her regular promotion
e.    Those who considering for track change on AQE/STPT from same grade pay should be given one additional increment based on the OM issued by Dept of Expenditure 7th January 2013.
f.     The condition of cooling period for granting permission for AQ in subsequent occasion is not justified.
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