Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Paid leave for sexual harassment victims

Paid leave for sexual harassment victims

Instructions have been issued by this Department vide Office Memorandum dated 27.11.2014 regarding Alignment of Service Rules with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. As per para 6 of the said Office Memorandum, the Complaint Committee will have the powers to recommend to the employer (a) to transfer the aggrieved woman or the charged officer to any other workplace; or (b) to grant leave to the aggrieved woman up to a period of three months, which will be in addition to the leave she would be otherwise entitled to.

As per Section 9 of Chapter IV of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, any aggrieved woman may make, in writing, a complaint of sexual harassment at workplace to the Internal Committee within a period of three months from the date of incident and in case of a series of incidents, within a period of three months from the date of last incident.

The Committee may, for the reasons to be recorded in writing, extend the time limit not exceeding three months, if it is satisfied that the circumstances were such which prevented the woman from filing a complaint within the said period.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri P.Nagarajan and Shri B. Vinod Kumar in the Lok Sabha today.

Confederation served strike notice to Cabinet Secretary on 11.8.2015 – 2.9.2015 All India Strike

Confederation served strike notice to Cabinet Secretary on 11.8.2015 – 2.9.2015 All India Strike

2nd SEPTEMBER 2015 ALL INDIA STRIKE – CONFEDERATION SERVED STRIKE NOTICE TO CABINET SECRETARY ON 11.08.2015

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: confederationhq@gmail.com
President
K. K. N. Kutty
09811048303
Secretary General
M. Krishnan
09447068125
No. Confdn/Strike/2015
Dated: 11th August 2015
To
The Cabinet Secretary,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Government of India,
Rastrapathi Bhawan,
NEW DELHI – 110004.

Sir,
This is to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on one day’s strike on 2nd September, 2015. The Charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one day strike action is enclosed.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
M. Krishnan,
Secretary General
Encl: Charter of demands.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalisation of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.

2. (a) Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
 
(b) No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.

3. (a) Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measure for violation for labour laws. Withdraw the anti-worker Labour Law Amendments
 
(b) No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

4. (a) Universal social security cover for all workers
 
(b) Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5. (a) Fix minium wage with provisions of indexation.
 
(b) Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC.

6. (a) Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.

(b) No outsourcing, contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

7. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.

8. (a) Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting applications; and immediate ratification of ILO Convention C 87 and C 98.

(b) Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of
the demands of the Central Government Employees.

9. (a) Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.
 
(b) No Privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways, Defence Establishment and no corporatization of Postal services.

10. Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointment.

11. Ensure five promotions in the serve career.

Source: www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

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