Agitation Programme for Settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees

Agitation Programme for Settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees

ESTD 1959 (Recognised by Govt. of India) 

R. Srinivasan 
General Secretary

Indian National Defence Workers Federation. 
Address No. 6, 6th Street, Vaishnavi Nagar
RCC Post, Chennai - 600 109

INDWF/Demand Week/M of D/2017

Date 18.04.2017 

Secretary to Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
New Delhi 110 001.

Sub: Conducting of Agitation programme for settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees — reg 


Indian National Defence Workers Federation in its 21st Conference held on 21st and 22nd March, 2017 unanimously resolved to conduct agitational programme from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 in order to demand Ministry of Defence and Government of India to settle the demands.

INDWF being one of the constituent organisaitons of National Council (JCM) under the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government employees. NJCA deferred the proposed Indefinite Strike which was to commence from 11.07.2016 based on the assurances given by the group of Ministers Chaired by Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Home Minister that Government will constitute committees on Minimum Pay, Fitment formula, Allowance, NPS and Pre-2016 pensioners. It was also assured that the committee so appointed would submit their report in consultation with the Staff side of the National Council (JCM) within 4 months However, even after more than 6 months it is regretted to note that none of the demands of the NJCA pertaining to 7th CPC are accepted by the Government. This undue delay has caused wide spread discontentment amongst the Central Government employees in general and Defence Civilian Employees in particular.

In addition to the above, it is to be pertinent to mention that the Government is going ahead very fast to privatise and outsource the entire defence production activities We are in dark about the development which is taking place about the letter received from Hon'ble Prime Minister's office to the Department of Defence Production and OFB asking various information's of the production activities of Ordnance Factories including the holding of surplus land and the number of employees etc.. considering the above unhelpful attitude and decision of Government of India and Ministry of Defence, the Defence Civilian Employees are very much agitated in this regard. Therefore, the Indian National Defence Workers Federation has decided to observe All India Demand week from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 by holding gate meetings, Demonstration, wearing demand badges and submit memorandum for your favourable consideration and for early settlement of these demands.



1 Stop privatisation and outsourcing of Defence Production and withdraw 100% in Defence. 

2 Fill up all the existing vacancies including freezed vacancies during the period of ban on recruitment considering the increased work load. 

3. Withdraw NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS) for the Defence Civilian Employees and extend Defined Pension facilities at par with Armed Forces personnel as per CCS Pension Rules 1972 ensuring 50% pension on the last pay drawn and also extend Family Pension, Disability pension. 

4 Regularise all the Casual, Contract. Outsource employees, Part time employees employed in permanent and perennial jobs. 

5. Withdraw arbitrary decisions of stopping detailment of employees on Sundays/Holidays working in Ordnance Factories in order to achieve the projected targets 

6. Early implementation of granting of Allowances on 7th CPC Pay scales on HRA, TA and Other Allowances. Revise the Minimum Pay, implement 7th CPC recommendation of Option-I for pensioners and accepted by Government regarding pension of pre-2016 Pensioners without any further delay. 

Yours Sincerely

General Secretary 



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