A meeting was held today between the Cabinet Secretary(Government of India) and Secretary(Staff Side), National Council(JCM), wherein the undersigned raised the issue of non-holding of meeting of the NC/JCM since more than last four years.
While emphasizing on improvement in functioning of JCM Forum, I demanded effective functioning of the National and Departmental Council(JCM) at all levels.I raised the issue of non-consultation with the Staff Side while deciding Terms of Reference of VII CPC on the back of Staff Side.
I demanded inclusion of issue of Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay and Payment of Interim Relief should either be settled by the Central Government or it should be referred to VII CPC with specific instructions that, it should be deliberated immediately, and the issue of Interim Relief must be decided within three months.
I also raised the issue of rumour spread in the air for bringing 5 days a week working to six days a week. The Cabinet Secretary said, so far there is no proposal of five days a week working at the anvil. Copies of the letters written by the undersigned to the Cabinet Secretary in connection with the above subjects are being enclosed herewith for ready reference.
The Cabinet Secretary discussed all these issues and heard viewpoint of the Staff Side very patiently and assured that he would try to hold meeting of the National Council(JCM) at an earliest.
So far as merger of DA with Pay and Payment of Interim Relief are concerned, Cabinet Secretary assured for appropriate action.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)