(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 16, 200
State Govt Employees to Observe Protest Day on Sept 16
THE All India State Government Employees’ Federation (AISGEF) has decided to observe an All India Protest Day on September 16 on its 10-point demands. On that day, protest demonstrations will be held in each state from the capital to the block level.
The national executive of the AISGEF took
decision in its meeting at
The Protest Day will press for the following demands concerning the employees and other working people.
1) A curb on the price Rise, strengthening of the public distribution system and exemption of the essential commodities including food grains from online and forward trading. Withdrawal of the increase in the prices of petrol and diesel.
2) Stop to disinvestment in public sector undertakings, retreat from the attempt to raise the ceiling cap on foreign direct investment in banking and insurance industries, and rejection of any foreign direct investment in retail trade.
3) Recruitment to all the vacant posts in central and state government offices and to all teaching and non-teaching posts on regular basis.
4) Stop to all outsourcing, contractual and temporary appointments, and inclusion of all those under such appointments into regular appointments.
5) Withdrawal of the notorious PFRDA bill. Rescinding of the steps to privatise the pension funds and inclusion of all the new recruits into the existing defined benefit pension scheme.
6) Guaranteeing the right to strike as a constitutional and fundamental right.
7) Withdrawal of the outdated Government Servants’ Conduct Rules and its replacement by democratically enacted service rules.
8) Grant of one month’s pay as bonus to all, without any ceiling.
9) Devolution of more central funds as share of taxes to the state governments, and parity of wages at least in government service.
10) Enactment of a law to reserve 33 per
the seats in parliament and state legislatures for women. Ensuring the
immediate intervention of the administration to redress the grievances
discriminatory attitude and sexual harassments against the women
of committees at state, district and office levels on the guidelines of
judgement of the Supreme Court as outlined in the Visakha case. (