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 Service organisations under Department of Atomic Energy.

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

Friday, December 18, 2009

C O N F E D E R A T I O N  O F  C E N T R A L
G O V E R N M E N T  E M P L O Y E E S & W O R K E R S

A-2/95, Manishinath Bhawan, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027

Tel: 011-2510 5324: Mobile: 98110 48303

D/11/1/2009                                                                                                   Dated: 10th December, 2009

Dear Comrade,

National Council meeting and decisions.

The 23rd National Council meeting of the Confederation was held at New Delhi from 4th to 6th December, 2009. Com. S.K.Vyas President Confederation of CG Employees & Workers hoisted the Flag at ITO New Delhi. The meeting was inaugurated by Com. Sukomal Sen, former Member of Parliament and former General Secretary of TUI-PAE. The inaugural session was held at Muktadhara, Gol market, New Delhi. Com. Tapan Sen MP and Chairman Reception Committee welcomed the Guests, Councilors, and observers on behalf of the Reception Committee. The Council was addressed by Com. M.K. Pandhe President CITU, Com. Umraomal Purohit General Secretary HMS and Secretary Staff Side JCM National Council, Com. S.P. Tewari General Secretary TUCC, Com. Subba Rao Secretary BMS, Com. Sreekumar General Secretary All India Defence Employees Federation, Com. Rajesh Menon General Secretary Confederation of Central Government Officers Federations, Com. Swapan Mukherjee General Secretary AICCTU, Com. Sebastiano Soares General Secretary TUI, Com. Nguyen Ngoc Ben Senior Vice President Vietnam Public Services Union had sent in their messages, which were read out at the inaugural session. On behalf of the Presidium, Com. S.K. Vyas President, Com. C.C. Pillai, Working President, Com. T. Narasihman Vice President addressed the session. Com Vrighu Bhattacharya Secretary COC of CG Employees & Workers New Delhi & Convener of the Reception Committee proposed vote of thanks.

Com. G.L. Dhar Secretary AITUC, Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri General Secretary BSNL Employees Union and Com S. Mohan Secretary General All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association addressed the delegate session on 5th Dec 2009.

The subject session of the Council meeting were held at Garhwal Bhawan, New Delhi. A presidium consist Com. S.K.Vyas Com. C.C.Pillai and Com. Narasimhan was regulated the proceeding of the delegate session. On behalf of the National Executive, Com. K.K.N.Kutty Secretary General presented the working report. 35 Affiliated Associations/Federations and 14 COCs were present at the subject session.

A credential committee under the convener ship of Com. M. Durai Pandyan (Audits) and a resolution committee under the convener ship of Com. Jayaraj.,K.V (Atomic Energy) was elected. The report of the Credential committee presented by Com. Durai Pandyan convener of the Credential Committee in the meeting would be circulated along with the detailed circular letter later.

The Council adopted the report and accounts submitted on behalf of the National Executive. In all 51 comrades participated in the discussion on the report. The Secretariat provided all the clarification sought by the members before adopting the accounts. The points made out by the Comrades during the deliberation on the draft report would be covered in the detailed circular letter incorporating the decisions taken at the meeting on various agenda items.

The Council adopted various resolutions moved by the National Executive and a few moved by the affiliates & COC representatives which was compiled by the resolution committee headed by Com. Jayaraj.K.V and presented by the Convener of the resolution committee. Copies of the resolution shall be circulated in the due course of time.

Com. K.K.N.Kutty presentes the amendments to the Constitution proposed by the National Executive Committee, which had already been circulated for the consideration of the National Council meeting. Besides, the Secretariat submitted certain proposals on the basis of the feedback from the affiliates and COCs. The National Council were approved all amendments after deliberations. The amendments were to give effect to the following proposals:

(a) To replace the existing National Council with the triennial National Conference.

(b) To have a National Council as the second tier of functioning to meet once in a year.

(c) To have the National Executive with the members of the elected Secretariat members, Members nominated by the affiliated organizations having membership of more than 3000 and if those organizations do not have a representative in the Secretariat.

(d) To have a progressive representation of councilors/Associate Councilors for the COCs in the National Conference on the basis of paid up amount of subscription with a ceiling limit of one Councilor and four associate Councilors , the maximum subscription being Rs. 5000 and the minimum at Rs.1000.

(e) To have the National Council, the representation of each of the affiliated Associations/Federation through their Chief Executive and the State Secretaries of the COCs.

(f) To expand the number of Secretariat members for the ensuing term to give wider representation to the affiliates.

The Council also decided to adopt the logo of the Confederation as was exhibited at the meeting and change the nomenclature of the COCs as "Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, ………….State Committee/District Committee" as the case may be.

The Resolution moved by the Secretariat on Policy and Programme was discussed in the background of the Government's decision to re-introduce the PFRDA bill in the Parliament seeking even the support of the NDA partners. It was decided by the house that the Secretariat must hold discussion with the leaders of the All India State Government employees Federation and All India Defence Employees Federation to carry out the earlier proposal of organizing a day's strike action as and when the Bill is placed before the Parliament. The resolution on Policy and Programme was adopted. The same is annexed to this letter.

The Council elected the following as the office bearers for the ensuing term of three years. The house unanimously accepted the suggestion of Com. S.K.Vyas, President to appoint Com. P.V. Ramachandran as Auditor of the Confederation. The Council concluded its deliberations on 6th at 6.00 PM. Brief resume of discussions on each item of agenda and the decisions taken thereon would be, as indicated above, conveyed in due course.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

K.K.N. Kutty.

Secretary General




(Elected in the XXIII National Council Meeting held on 4-6 December, 2009)

S.No Name of Post  Name of Comrade    Organization    Tel. Number.

1    President              S.K.Vyas              Audit     9868244035

2   Working President  K.Ragavendran    NFPE   9868819295

3    Vice Presidents  T. Narasimhan          NFPE   9440056969

4                              K.V.Sridharan         NFPE    9868545552

5                              K.P.Rajagopal         ITEF      9443914467

6                              M. Duraipandian      Audit      9789833552

7                              N. Somayya     Ground Water 9811748243

8  Secretary General  K.K.N.Kutty        ITEF          9811048303

9 Secretary                 M.S.Raja            Audit          9868145667

10.Assistant Secys. Virghu Bhattacharjee Civil Accounts 9868520920

11                            Ashok B Salunkhe      ITEF       9869477401

12                         Ishwar Singh Dabas       NFPE      9968099272

13                              Jayaraj.K.V.    Atomic Energy   9869501189

14                          S.S. Mahadevaiah        GDS          9811577701

15 Finance Secretary  Giri Raj Singh          NFPE          9818801178

16 Organising Secys.    P.K.Das                 IBM           9423635211

17                          Ashok Kanojia             ITEF          9810206426

18                             Maniachari     Atomic Energy        9442155128

19                        Geeta Ghoshal         ITEF                   9433960750

20                            P.Suresh             NFPE                  9885077451

21                        R.Seethalakshmi      NFPE                  9448819821

22                        Nageswara Rao       Audit                   9912348233

23                         Pijush Roy         Civil Accounts           9433515577

24                 P. Rajanayagam       Postal Accounts           9868451466

25                      R.P.Singh                 Agmark                  9969080996

26                 D.P.S.Madan          Central Secretariat        9871372438

27                 T.K.R.Pillai      Stts.Prog. Implementation     9425372172

28 Auditor   P.V.Ramachandran          ITEF                       9424417526

Copy of Resolution on Policy and Programme adopted
at the National Council meeting on 6th December, 2009.

In the beginning of nineties, India, succumbing to the pressure exerted by the imperialist powers through the IMF, opened-up its economy to globalization, stating that it was left with no alternative. Globalization and liberalization were the panacea suggested for bringing about faster economic growth. Faster growth of economy indeed was brought about but only to the lender nations. Most of the third world countries, setting aside the planned development path adopted the neo-liberal economic policies. What emerged on pursuance of the ill advised policy is the accentuation of hunger, poverty and unemployment. Sharper division between the rich and poor countries ensued. The gulf between the haves and have-nots widened. Most of the nations in South Asia and sub-Sahara Africa suffered from high levels of hunger. The global intake of food articles was substantially reduced. Between 2003-and 2008, the cost of rice in the retail market rose by four times and corn by three times. Our country became distinct for its largest food-insecure population i.e. about 200 million.

Throughout the world, workers rose in struggle. To combat this ongoing resistance, the Trade Union rights were denied. Enactments were made to abridge the labour welfare measures. In India we even witnessed brutal physical assaults with the active collaboration of the Police and state machinery as happened in Gurgaon, Rajasthan and Orissa. Thousands of peasants ended their life during the period. There had been incessant resistance to the policies from all sections of the working people. More and more people began to participate in the resistance movement. The strike actions, under the united platform of Sponsoring Committee of Trade Unions elicited more and more participation of the workers.

The Central Government employees, who were reluctant partners in the struggle in the beginning, realized the enormity and pernicious impact of these policies in the day to day life. The strike action of 30th t October, 2007 against the pension fund reforms was the manifestation of the growing realization of the issues involved. It was only on the threat of an indefinite strike action; the Government of India revised its stand and decided to set up the 6th CPC. The downsizing, contractorsation, privatization, outsourcing etc were the various methodologies adopted to shed regular employment and usher in informalisation of workforce to carry on even the unavoidable perennial and permanent nature of functions. This has continued unabated and serious struggles are required to stem the rot. We are to take initiative in mobilizing the entirety of Central Government employees.

There had been no bilateral discussions and negotiations with the Unions/Federations/Associations of the Central Government employees worth the name on the demands placed jointly by all these organizations to the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC. What all in the name of discussions happened was to provide an audience to the Staff Side of JCM by the Committee of Secretaries. Most of the issues/demands in the charter were rejected without adducing any reasons whatsoever. This meeting calls upon the National Executive to strive to bring those issues to the centre stage of discussion, demand negotiation with the group of Ministers and organize programme of action including strike to bring about a satisfactory settlement support thereof.

The situation makes it binding on us to prepare for a long and sustained struggle. This conference exhorts its members to strive their best to bring about a much more united and militant movement to make it possible.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Grievances of DAE employees - Memorandum to teh Hon'ble Minister for State PMO

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees




Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 – IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007

JCM Office, Brindavan, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/09/190                                                                                             Dated: 27.11.09


The Hon’ble Prime Minister,

Govt. of India,

North Block, New Delhi 110 001

Sub: Grievances of DAE employees

Respected Sir,

At the out set the on behalf of the Secretariat of National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE), convey our heartfelt thanks for giving an opportunity to present the grievances of DAE employees in person.

This Federation wrote a letter vide letter No. nfaee/sg/09/126 dated 18th July 2009 to you with respect to few grievances of DAE employees. Under Secretary (IR&W) of DAE vide their letter No 2/10/2009/IR&W/231 dated 17th November 2009 given comments on 4 issues out of 5 issues raised in the above mentioned NFAEE letter to you.

It is unfortunate to note here that none of the issues raised in the letter was considered by the Department sympathetically and only repeated the same old arguments to over rule the arguments mooted by the Federation in their letter. A copy of the letter written by NFAEE to you and the comments given by DAE is attached herewith

In the letter issued by DAE there is no comment on the point UNIFORMITY ON IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENT DECISIONS IN DAE – DOS. We strongly feel that DAE cunningly avoid this basic issue and thus whole grievances raised by NFAEE, because all the three points we raised in the letter addressed you the relativity with the Department of Space is linked. Parity in pay Structure, New Promotion norms, PRIS Clarification - all are related with the DOS. Thus unless otherwise the basic approach is not resolved, the grievances will continue and the DAE employees will get step mother treatment from the Government, though both Departments are coming under none other than the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

In the mean time there are few more grievances has created. Accordingly we once again submit the following points for kind consideration and favorable orders:

(1) Uniformity on implementation of Government decisions in the Departments under the Hon’ble Prime Minister

(2) Parity in pay structure of scientific & technical staff with that of DOS.

(3) New Promotion Norms.

(4) PRIS - Discrepancies.

(5) Continuation of Patient Care Allowance to Group C & D employees

(6) Revision of Overtime Allowances

(7) Criteria for Departmental accommodation

(8) Adhoc Bonus


On various occasions we brought to the notice of the Department the different approach adopted by the DAE authorities on implementation of the decisions of the government pertaining to DAE. The selection of Pay scales, Implementation of Flexible Complementing Scheme, Introduction of Tuition Fees in the Schools running by the Department, Introduction of Prmotion norms of Canteen and other auxiliary staff, Payment of Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS), Extension of Medical facilities – Contributory Health Service Scheme (CHSS), Adhoc Bonus to the eligible employees, Staff Relation and Welfare Activities etc are some issues where the DAE adopted different approach than that of DOS by which the DAE employees are getting inferior treatment comparing the employees of Department of Space.

Hence NFAEE request you to give instruction to ensure uniformity on implementation of government decision on various issues related to employees.


In the comments made by the Department, it was mentioned “The issue was examined on the basis of factual information and the hierarchy in the technical grades in the department vis – a – vis technical grades in DOS. On examination it is observed that the hierarchy of technical grades in DOS does not fit into the hierarchy of the technical grades in the department”.

This comment is far from the truth as the DOS was part & parcel of DAE and at a later stage DOS was formed and adopted the same pay structure, facilities and other benefits which were existed on those days. The difference in the hierarchy of technical grades created based on the wrong foot of DAE while implementing pay structure recommended by Fifth Central Pay Commission (FCPC). While implementing pay scales DAE selected the pay scale of Rs8000 – 12500 for the promotional post for the grade in the pay scale of Rs6500 – 10500, where as DAE selected an inferior scale of Rs7450 – 11500 as the pay scale for the promotion post for the grade in the pay scale of Rs6500 – 10500 and the pay scale of Rs8000 – 12500 as the promotional post for the grade in the pay scale of Rs7450 – 11500. Since the residency period for promotion from the post of Rs6500 – 10500 in both department is identical an employee of DOS completed 5 years in the grade of Rs6500 – 10500 will reach in the pay scale of Rs8000 – 12500 where as an employee of DAE after completion of 5 years service in the grade of Rs7450 – 11500 and thus he has to wait another 5 years to reach the grade in the pay scale of Rs8000 – 12500.

While replacing the pay structure as per the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC) those employees of DOS who are in the pay scale of Rs6500 – 10500 got the grade pay of Rs4800, where as in DAE the employees who are in the pay scale of Rs6500 – 10500 is given the grade pay Rs4600 only. Thus discrimination started from the year 1996 is still continues in DAE.

The argument of the Department that the hierarchy of technical grades in DOS does not fit into that of DAE is nothing but an attempt to misguide the Hon’ble Minister. Both Department continuous similarities on various issues and even now trying to remove the differences if exists by modifying the existing rules. DOS always shown open attitude to bring parity with DAE and comparing the facilities exists in DAE for betterment for pay structure, promotional avenues etc.

Since both Department are coming under in same category and the recruitment, promotion policies are identitical, the Department should rectify the mistake being done during the implementation of FCPC as the pay commission and government asked the Departments while implementing the pay structure based on the SCPC recommendations, the vertical & horizontal relativity should be considered and taken care off.

It is therefore NFAEE once again request you to give necessary instruction to the Department to take all appropriate steps within a time frame to rectify the discrepancies and to ensure justice to the employees of this prestigious department while considering the demand of parity with the pay structure of the employees of Department of Space.


In respect to the grievance on New Promotion Norms, the Department comments “As far as technician promotion to higher grade on acquiring higher qualification is concerned a written examination is introduced as per the new norms and those who qualify in the written test will be interviewed for promotion.” Here too DAE trying to hide other changes made by the Department in terms of the revised promotion norms. As mentioned in our letter to you following discrepancies already reported and brought to the notice of DAE:

• Number of residency period has been increased.

• Opportunity for Track change on promotion has been withdrawn. Thus the opportunity to become gazetted is taken away.

• Promotion on acquiring additional qualification interlinked with written examination

• Junior Employee is overriding senior.

• Merged pay structure retained in the promotion hierarchy till 2009 with same grade pay for the promotional post.

• Based on the revised promotion norms too DAE employees will take more years to reach at the senior technicians level in comparison with that of DOS.

• While implementing the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008, DAE reclassified posts such as Scientific Assistant E, Sr. Technician J, Foreman C, etc. into Group B which were classified as Group ‘A’ posts earlier.

Hence it is once again requested you to give necessary instruction to the Department to Review the promotion norms so that the above mentioned discrepancies in the modified promotion norms shall be removed, and shall be ensured the promotional avenues similar to that of the Department of Space, etc.


In the comments on PRIS Clarification DAE mentioned that “during Earned Leave/Half – Pay Leave employees are not performing the duties and as such they are not eligible for PRIS during the said leave period”

In the above mentioned letter of DAE it is mentioned that “PRIS has been introduced only in two departments of Government of India namely DAE and DOS considering the notable achievements of the Department in various fields of its activities.”

As Department correctly pointed out that PRIS is implemented only in two Departments, that too under same ministry, how possible two different clarifications can issue in respect to counting of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave.

As mentioned in our earlier letter to you, the PRIS is extended based on the performance of the employees in the previous year by considering their attendance and the CR grading. A minimum 150 days attendance along with CR grading of “Average” above is necessary to get the PRIS @ 20% of the Pay in the ensuing year. If an employee satisfies this conditionality, he/she is eligible for 20% of the total salary for a calendar year which is equally divided into 12 installments and given to him/her. In such case where the question of deduction of amount form PRIS corresponding to the amount equal to the Earned Leave of Half Pay Leave he/she availed?

Hence, NFAEE request you to give necessary instruction to the Department to withdraw the clarification No.4 & 6 from the OM No. 1/1(5)/2006-SCS/1346 dated 04.06.2009 and extend the Incentive as being given to the employees of Department of Space.

As part of the PRIS department has introduced additional increments to the employees who all are covered under merit promotion, by which this benefit of PRIS has been denied to administrative, auxiliary, purchase and store staff of the Department. Since the contributions of these categories of employees also are equally important for the growth of the activities of the Department, it is very much necessary to keep the morale as that of the employees covered under merit promotion scheme.

Hence, NFAEE request you to give necessary instruction to the Department to withdraw the clarification No.4 & 6 from the OM No. 1/1(5)/2006-SCS/1346 dated 04.06.2009 and extend the Incentive as being given to the employees of Department of Space. We further request you to take necessary steps to ensure all the three package under PRIS to all employees, i.e.10% pay as well as additional increment while on promotion as extended 20% additional pay PRIS (O) to all employees across


At Present payment of OTA in R&D and other non-industrial units is totally contradicting the concept of equal pay for equal jobs. The OTA is regulating as per the Pay of 4th CPC. The activities of the employees who perform duty in the R&D as well as Non industrial units are on par with the Industrial units where the OTA is regulates as per the Factories Act 1948. The employees in the R&D sector are forced to perform Overtime because of the reliever system in the operating plants to ensure continuous operation as well as to follow the safety guidelines, technicians/supervisors in the operating plants, pump house, electrical sub station, etc to perform the maintenance work, drivers, security, etc to ensure proper service in the Round the Clock. As the rate of Overtime Allowance is regulated as per the pay decided by the Fourth Central Pay Commission, the hourly rate is one tenth of the revised pay. By this anomaly the pay for the excess duty performed by an employee after his normal duty is just one tenth of his normal wage for a day which is even less than that prescribed by the Government for unskilled casual labour.

The performance of Overtime in the R&D establishments and other non industrial units are not in comparison with the staff care rules and it is a statutory requirement to follow various safety guidelines and retain the man power as per the guidelines of international agencies such as IAEA, etc. as well as the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AREB), BARC Safety Council, etc.

Hence the revision of OTA is very much essential to remove the anomaly created after the implementation of the revised pay. In view of the above, NFAEE request you to give necessary instruction to the Department to revise the Overtime Allowance based on the guidelines issued by Dr. Homi BHabha in the year 1963.


DAE vide OM No. 2/1(5)/2008 –SCS/4546 dated 23rd October 2009 withdrew the Patient Care Allowance given to Group C & D employees working in the Medical Division/Section of various DAE units and declared that Introduced Risk Insurance.

The Patient Care Allowance (in short PCA) which was granted to the employees after prolonged discussions and negotiations by the DOPT and Ministry Health. DAE also introduced Patient Care Allowance based on the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare OM. No. B- 11011/1/90 – CGHS (P) dated 10th July 1990 after a continuous debate in the Departmental Council for almost 7 years. PCA has been continued at the rates revised from time to time for more than 20 years is sought to be withdrawn from 1.4.2009 to be replaced by an RISK INSURANCE SCHEME.

PCA was evolved after merger of Dietary Allowance, Night Weightage Allowance and Risk Allowance. Whereas the proposed insurance cover has only substituted the risk allowance. The replacement of an allowance by an insurance scheme is not only conceptually incorrect but also not acceptable to the staff side as it would result in the loss of emoluments and reduction in wages.

It is also understood that the nodal Ministry (Ministry of Health/CGHS) has not withdrawn the Patient Care Allowance till date.

Whereas in DAE, the Department asked the views of the Staff side through a letter to the Secretary Staff Side for which the Staff side Secretary after consulting all DC Members intimated that the PCA should be continued and as a second benefit Risk Insurance may be introduced to the Group C & D hospital/dispensary staff. Thereafter no discussion was hold by the DAE authorities either with the staff side of DAE Departmental Council (JCM) or with NFAEE.

Under this circum stance we request you to advice the DAE withdraw the above mentioned OM dated 23rd October 2009 to re introduce PCA to all hospital staff who are eligible for PCA and conveys the views of the employees of DAE to continue the PCA to all eligible employees and not convert it into Risk Insurance.


The changes in the eligibility for departmental accommodation modified by the Ministry of Urban Development by which the criteria for getting accommodation has been changed from the basic pay to grade pay. By making these changes the concept of service seniority has been replaced with attaining the Grade pay. In other word the service seniority become mix of the Service and Pay seniority. These changes may block the movement of allottees from lower category to higher category which will result blockage of allotment. These changes further deny the existing benefit of better accommodation after rendering more years of service in the department

To overcome these discrepancies NFAEE request you to take up the matter with Ministry of Urban Development and the criteria suggested based on the Grade pay should be replaced by the pay in the Pay Band equivalent to the pre revised norms. A copy of the Memorandum submitted to the Hon’ble Minster for Cabiner, Ministry of Urban Development is attached herewith.


Government of India has been issued OM to release adhoc bonus to all central government employees who all are not eligible for Productivity Linked Bonus/Incentive. Accordingly including DOS the adhoc bonus for the year 2008 has been released in the month of September 2009. Similarly Productivity Linked Bonus/Incentive has been released to all Industrial employees and NPCIL employees under DAE. But still DAE has not been granted Adhoc Bonus to its Group D, C, B employees who are not getting productivity Linked Bonus/Incentive.

If the department decided not to pay Adhoc bonus because of the introduction of PRIS, the whole package of PRIS has not been implemented during the year 2008. The third package of PRIS – 10% of the pay as Group achievement – is yet to implement.

Hence we request you to give necessary instruction to release the adhoc bonus to the employees who are not eligible for PLB/PLI for the year 2008 by endorse the directive issued by Government of India and assure that the adhoc bonus should continue till other section of employees of DAE gets PLI/PLB as well as other Department gets adhoc bonus where any type of PRIS introduced.

We once again humbly request you sir to kindly look into the above mentioned issues and do the needful to ensure natural justice for which act of yours, we shall remain grateful.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,


Secretary General

Address for Correspondence: Jayaraj.KV, Secretary General, NFAEE

PESS/UED; BARC, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085

Tel. No: (O): 022 – 25594549; (Res): 022 – 2746 4704; (Mobile): 9869501189

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