4 LAKH DEFENcE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ON NATION WIDE STRIKE 23RD , 24TH AND 25TH
Against privatization and closure of Defence industry and to get back pension right
Bengaluru. CQAL &R civilian employees union organized a strike in Bengaluru against Central government’s decision of privatizing and closure of Defense industry and to get back employees’ pension.
Mr.M.K. Ravindran Pillai, Vice president of All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) Said “The Defense industry is under serious threat, the pension right of the Government employees is also under attack. The present Government with the sole intention of supporting the private corporate houses and decided to handover the strategic Defence production and related activities like research and services ect.., to these corporate houses mainly of Amban’s and Adani’s ect’’.
Mr. Sridhar Reddy, Secretary CQAL said “ new pension scheme is gambling they wanted old pension scheme. Clean India Program is also failed. Office cleaning employees could not get salary they are in trouble. The present Government initially announced that 70% of the requirement of the Armed Forces are being imported and to replace the import, these products will be made in India in the name of ‘’Make in India’ ’by the private corporates and multinational and for that 100% FDI in Defense is permitted’’. For employees who have joined service on or after 1-1-2004 will have to lose pension.
re these policies not against the national interest? Can the Defence of our country depend upon the Private corporate? Can Indian army be imposed with a “corporate culture” whereby giving a free hand to the Army to procure what every they want and from whenever they can. These are all issues which the country has debate both both inside the Parliament and Public. They have to rise together and fight against these retrograde policies of the Government.