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The 7 demands by Government Employees’ Union for Centre in the upcoming Budget 2024-25

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NEW DELHI : The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers sent a proposal to the Centre with seven demands ahead of the Union Budget 2024. The union demanded the constitution of the 8th Pay Commission, restoration of the Old Pension Scheme(OPS), release of the 18-month dearness allowance and relief which was frozen during the Covid-19 pandemic to employees and pensioners among other things, in a letter sent to the Cabinet Secretary

A circular of the demands, drafted in a meeting held on June 29 here, was also shared by the union on their official website. 

Other demands shared by the govt employees’ union

1) The demands also included restoring the commuted portion of the pension after 12 years instead of the current 15.
2) Additionally, the union asked for the removal of the 5 per cent cap on compassionate appointments. This provision permits the appointment of dependent family members of government employees who have died in service or retired on medical grounds before completing their tenure.

3) The govt employees’ union also called for filling up the vacancies in government departments and sought a prohibition on ‘outsourcing’.
4) It further called for recognition to associations and federations which are pending and demanded de-recognition of unions such as the Postal Group C union.
5) Furthemore, the list included the demand to regularise casual and contractual labourers and Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) employees.

The union has also called for a lunch hour demonstration in front of all central government offices from July 17-19 in support of these demands.

Representatives from various industry bodies have recently met with the finance ministry to submit their recommendations and demands ahead of the upcoming budget presentation to be made by Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on July 23.


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