ANNOUNCEMENT OF DA CONDUCT NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS ON 23rd APRIL-2013.
CONFEDERATION CALLS FOR A STRONG PROTEST AGAINST THE INORDINATE
DELAY IN GRANTING 8% DA TO CG EMPLOYEES BY GOVERNMENT
Conf/27 /2013 - Dated 17thApril 2013
DELAY IN GRANT OF DA - HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATION ON 23RDAPRIL 2013
Since the implementation of the
recommendations of the 4thcentral
pay commission in 1986, the Dearness Allowance (DA) is paid in two six-monthly
installments – in March and September of every year. The practice followed
since then is that the order granting DA to government employees is issued in
March and September itself.
This time the practice in force since
1986 is violated. Our enquiries with concerned Ministries informed us that the
file is already moved for Cabinet approval. But it is nearly a month now. The
cabinet has found no time to take a decision on this.
This naturally is quiet disturbing,
especially in the time of galloping price line. The employees have, in the
past, fought bitterly for grant of DA and the 3rdCPC gave a definite formula for DA in
the aftermath of the one day strike on 19thSeptember 1968. We cannot allow the
hard won DA to be tampered with.
Confederation has written to Prime
Minister conveying the disquiet amongst the amongst the employees over the
inordinate delay in the grant of additional installment of DA due from 1stJanuary 2013 and urging the Prime
Minister to take immediate steps to assuage the feelings of the employees. Copy
of the letter is given along with this Circular.
The Secretariat of Confederation
therefore calls upon every affiliate as well as State Committee of
Confederation to organise lunch hour demonstration in the work place on 23rdApril 2013, Tuesday and send the
following telegram to the Prime Minister of India.
TEXT OF TELEGRAM:
EMPLOYEES AGITATED OVER DELAY IN GRANT OF DA, URGE TO EXPEDITE ISSUANCE OF
Each affiliate and State Committee of
Confederation may send a detailed report on implementation of the programme in
their organisation/state to the Confederation CHQ.
Subject: Grant of Dearness
Allowance to Central Govt Employees and Officers – Reg.
I am to invite your kind attention to
the delay in the grant of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to
Central Government employees and officers and the consternation it is causing
amongst the employees.
It would be apt to point out here that
since the implementation of the 4thCPC recommendations with effect from 1stJanuary 1986, the Dearness Allowance
is paid to Central Government employees in two six monthly installments – along
with the salary for March and September every year. The 5thand 6thCPCs also recommended the same
principle for payment of additional installments of DA and since then the order
granting additional installment of Dearness Allowance is being issued well in
advance honouring the recommendations.
The Central Government Employees were
expecting the announcement of grant of additional installment of Dearness
Allowance (8 % with effect from 1stJanuary 2013) and Office Memorandum on
that in the month of March 2013 itself. The delay of more than a month has led
to disquiet amongst the employees.
I shall be thankful if the fears of
the central government of employees are allayed by immediately releasing the additional
instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1stJanuary 2013 without any further