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7th CPC & other issues: DoPT writes to JCM for Agenda Items for the meeting of Standing Committee

7th CPC & other issues: DoPT writes to JCM for Agenda Items for the meeting of Standing Committee

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 27th September, 2016

Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council Staff Side (JCM)
13-C, Firozshah Road,
New Delhi

Subject: Agenda Items for the meeting of Standing Committee.


I am directed to refer to letter No.NC/JCM/2016 and NC/JCM-2016/C.S. (PM) dated 12.08.2016 and to state that a meeting of Standing Committee is scheduled to be held on 13th October 2016 (Thursday) at 4.30 p.m. in the chairmanship of Secretary (P).

2. You are requested to send agenda items for the above said meeting to this Department.

Yours faithfully,
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Tel: (23040255)

Source: Confederation Blog

Extract of letter No. NC/JCM-2016/C.S. (PM) dated 12.08.2016
No.NC-JCM-2016/C.S. (PM)                                                  Dated: August 12, 2016
The Cabinet Secretary,
Govt. of India and Chairman
National Council JCM,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rastrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
We recall the discussions we had with you on 7th June 2016 when inter-alia we brought to your kind notice the growing discontent of the employees on the following two issues which were the subject matter of discussions on very many occasions
1. JCM functioning – Non-convening of meetings at the Departmental levels, consequent non availability of a forum for discussion and negotiations for Unions/Federations.
2. Compassionate appointments in Departments other than Railways
JCM functioning
The functioning of the JCM especially at the Departmental level was virtually halted, when the Government promulgated a new set of recognition rules in 1993 to cover the non industrial employees i. e. for employees in the Department other than Railways and Defence. It took nearly a decade and half to operationalise the new recognition rules and during the same period the functioning of JCM was virtually stopped at the departmental levels. This in-turn resulted in non-discussion and non settlement of various Departmental specific demands and issues, emanated from the flawed recommendation of 5th and 6th CPC. Now that the 7th CPC recommendations would be taken up for implementation, the need for a forum to discuss these issues, especially Departments specific matters need not be emphasized.
Compassionate Appointments
The untenable restriction imposed by the government i. e. 5 percent of the vacancies for Compassionate Appointments in Departments other than Railways has created innumerable difficulties and arbitrary discrimination. The very fact that the said government orders have no sway to half of the civilian employees makes the orders discriminatory and bereft of any merit. The specious plea of the Government that the said orders were issued on account of a directive from the Supreme Court was later found to be fallacious. On various occasions, the Staff Side was assured of a review of the scheme. The scheme requires simplification and has to be made non discriminatory too.
We want the above two issues to be discussed at your level and reach a settlement. We shall be grateful if you will afford us an opportunity to have such a discussion on a date convenient to you. We shall also be thankful if you can indicate the date of the meeting at least 15 days in advance.