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Saturday, January 5, 2013
AN APPEAL BY COM. LOKNATH MISHRA, PRESIDENT AIACEGEO
FRIENDS, WE KNOW IT VERY WELL that 90% of members of AIACEGEO are very old and in verge of retirement hence they may not be interested to participate whole heartedly in any type of agitation. This is the ground reality , which we have to accept. We tried to join in JAC but due to some differences in opinion , we have decided not join in JAC. As you know any Association can not get the bargaining power unless giving threaten for agitation. Exclusively for that matters , we have decided to conduct mild agitations. Mass resignation , boycott Excise Day, Lunch Hours Demonstrations etc. are considered as mild agitation. In boycotting excise day no Govt. work is hampered. If after submitting notice for mild agitation if Govt called for negotiation ,it is always acceptable to gain bargaining power in course of discussion. Because Govt. generally do not care for such mild agitation. Considering this aspect only AIACEGEO had deferred agitation twice. Gone are the days ,by threat of agitation something can be achieved from GOI....Better negotiations,convincing reasoning's with conviction on the demands etc is the only option open. Considering all such issues last year the call for boycott Excise Day was deferred and Association went for discussion.Recently we are having an weapon in our hands i.e letter issued by ADG/HRD duly taking approval of Member(P&V), in which she has requested us to deffer the agitation only but she has not stated that conducting of agitation is violation of conduct Rules and it is opened for us to revive the agitation if the demands as discussed in the meeting are not considered in time bound manner. This time agitation is a revival one . Hence it is required for continuance of Charter of demands . Therefore in our last AC meeting it was decided for not to change the points raACEGEOised in charter of demands as already submitted and discussed with Member(P&V) on 02.11.2012. At present since it is decided to observe protest week during 24.02.13 to 01.03.13, (considering the situation of presentation of Union Budget, drive to achieve target etc.) during this protest week , we can not join in any type of of celebration for this matter only it has been decided to boycott the Excise Day. Friends considering all these please come forward to work whole heartedly to make the agitation a grand success. Thanks & Regards. LOKANATH MISHRA