Thursday, July 15, 2010

Press Communique post strike action

(Income-tax Employees Federation & Income-tax Gazetted Officers Association)
Manishinath Bhavan, A2/95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi – 110 027
'०११ – २५१० ५३२४, ' ०९८६९४७७४०१ ' ०९८६९५०४६५३

Joint Convenors, 15th July 2010
Ashok B Salunkhe / Rajesh D Menon


More than 55000 Income Tax Employees and Officers who constitute about 97% of the total workforce abstained from work today i.e. 15/07/2010 was met with 100% success all over the country. The one day strike action was called in pursuance of the 12 point Charter of Demands which include outsourcing and contractorisation of departmental functions esepcially to oppose the outsourcing of returns at Central Processing Centre(CPC), Bangalore. This is in breach of the agreement entered into by the CBDT with the Staff Union. The other major issue concerning the Officers and employees of the department is the promotion to the post of Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax which is lingering for almost two years. These promotions will have a cascading effect upto the level of the employees also.
It is pertinent to mention here that on several occasions discussions were held with various authorities including the Chairman, CBDT to find a negotiated settlement of the demands. However, authorities have been adamant and totally unsympathetic towards our genuine and just demands, thus forcing the officers and staff to go on a token Strike Action.
Inspite of this Strike Action, if the issues are not settled immediately, the Joint Council of Action will be forced to embark upon total non-cooperation including boycotting the survey, search and seizure action and other areas of work.

Sd/ Sd/
(Ashok B Salunkhe) (Rajesh D Menon)

Joint Convenors - JCA