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At Last storm RESTS IN PEACEGeorge Fernandes Founder President of HIND MAZDOOR KISAN PANCHAYAT breathed his last on 29th January 2019 after prolonged absence from public life due to Alzmier disease he suffered with. To toe the foot prints of George for the wellbeing of working class is the best tribute to George. HIND MAZDOOR KISAN PANCHAYAT is committed to follow the path shown by George
HIND MAZDOOR KISAN PANCHAYAT’S TRIBUTE TO IT’S LEADER AND FOUNDER PRESIDENT ‘GEORGE FERNANDES’
Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat
Welcome to the website of ‘HIND MAZDOOR KISAN PANCHAYAT’ - a Central Trade Union in India.
History of Indian Labour Movement goes back to 1851 when the textile industries were established in Bombay, now called as Mumbai. The last hundred and sixty odd years obviously have many things to tell. We do not intend to take stock of that here. As, on some search engines like Google etc., we can get ‘n’ number of sites narrating the history; of course, everyone in their own way and choice of their own colors.
The ‘Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat’ has its roots in the thoughts of India’s socialist leader Dr. Rammanohar Lohia's philosophy.
The ‘Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat’ name was assigned to the organisation at a Bangalore Convention on 25th May 1983. Prior to this, the organisation was known as ‘Hind Mazdoor Panchayat’. Though the word 'Kisan' was joined in 1983, the thoughts of organising agricultural and unorganised workers had been in the minds of founders of the HMKP and has been reflecting in socialist movement in India. Way back in year 1949, the Hind Kisan Panchayat was formed by a socialist movement. In 1955, whilst forming Socialist Party, the policy document that was largely framed by Dr. Rammanohar Lohia had been based on “democracy, social equality, sufficiency”. The thinkers also believed that capitalism generates two main devils; Poverty and Wars.
The ‘Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat’ in its convention on 25th May 1983 adopted the ideology of socialism. And adopted the policies expressed by the Founder member and National President, Shri George Fernandes in the Convention.
The ‘Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat’ is engaged in social reforms and has not limited itself only to economic demands of organised working class. The attempts and action by the ‘Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat’ are reflected in various Conventions held and agitations carried out by the organsation. This includes movements like ‘Azadi Bachao Aandolan’ that emphasises on “employment oriented policies based on ‘Indigenous, self-reliance and co-operation’”.
While striving hard towards our goal, we also have faced some problems resulting in to some of the activists either having left or been expelled from the organization. However, most of the activists, close associates to the social movement and Shri George Fernandes were keen to continue their movement. They took stock of the situation and decided to take a fresh registration from the Trade Union Registrar, as the National Head Quarter Office address had to be changed. Therefore, the ‘Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat’ now has a Trade Union registration No.A.L.C./Karyasan-17/10600 dated 8th June 2011 and National Headquarters at Matunga, Mumbai.
A National Convention was held in Madgaon, Goa on 24th Jan 2014. The cadre and leaders from Kashmir to Kanyakumari have actively participated and have re-affirmed their faith in the organisation. The resolutions passed are presented elsewhere on this website. Thereafter, activities have increased in various states. New unions have been seeking affiliation of HMKP. State conventions are taking place and regional Committees are formed.
The ‘Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat’ marches ahead attaining the strength and capability and will be an organisation on which all the oppressed and deprived can rely upon in their time of crisis.
- National Front of Indian Trade Unions (D.H.N.)
In the year 2013 the claim of the HMKP for recognition as a central trade union organisation, was rejected by the Central Labour Commissioner at the insistence of the Standing Committee consisting of the already recognised central trade union organisation. The National Front of Indian Trade Union (NFITU) did not approve of the above decision, subsequently contacted the HMKP Office and extended their active support to the HMKP’s cause which developed a fraternal rapport between these two organisations.
Following the decision of the National Convention of the HMKP held on 24/03/2014 at Madgaon, Goa, authorising the General Secretary to forge co-operation and broader unity with NFITU and taking note of the fact that given the hostile atmosphere in which the HMKP would have to fight for its recognition in a long drawn out process, these two organisations have come closer and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 13/02/2014. Through affiliation of the HMKP with NFITU, the former has officially participated for the first time at the National and International levels, in several National tripartite meetings, ILO forums, etc.
The HMKP further expresses its full gratitude to the NFITU for this positive stance towards the HMKP and their magnanimity in sharing their Central Organisation status with the HMKP for the larger benefit of the working class and for bringing about greater and stronger unity among workers regardless of any individual or personal political affiliation.
- Br. Nath Pai Shikshan Sanstha Sindhudurg
HMKP is associated with Br. Nath Pai Shikshan Sanstha Sindhudurg in Maharashtra State, founded by order of KRC Employees Union and affiliate of HMKP late by Shri. Umesh Galvankar, Shri. Abhijit Deshmukh, Shri.mBhushan Tikekar, Shri.V. R. Sawant and others of the very well acclaimed and admired Parliamentarian, Late Br. Nath Pai. The education institute runs a B.Ed. College, Br. Nath Pai Central; School affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, B.Sc. Nursing College affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik , Study Centre and Exam Centre in Sindhudurg District of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi for B.Ed. Course
By association with such Educational institute HMKP is helping rural population of poor and downtrodden to uplift themselves.
Due to split by a splinter group, the office address of original HMKP had to change and fresh registration had to be taken by HMKP. The same was done on 8th June 2011 vide Regd. No A.L.C./Karyasan-17/10600.
The highlights of the HMKP membership are:
- Ordinary Member :-
Any person employed anywhere in India, either in organised or unorganised industry, who has attained the age of 18 years can be an ordinary member.
- Affiliate Member :-
Any bonafide Trade Union organisation, including federations of trade unions can be affiliated.
- Honorary Member:-
Persons not eligible to become ordinary members can be Honorary Members subject to provisions of Section 22 of Trade Unions Act,1926
The membership of HMKP is over Ten Lakhs, to be precise, 10,43,354 as on 31/12/2011. And is spread from east to west and north to south of India. The membership is in almost all the Industries classified as Industry by Central Labour Ministry of India. This also includes agriculture labour.
The membership is in the following states:
Andhra Pradesh, Asam, Bihar, Bangal, Chandigad, Chhatisgad, Delhi, Gujarat, Goa, Hariyaana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Keral, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashta, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand.
The membership is in the following Industries:
Agricultural & Rural Workers, Defence Services, Domestic Services, Educational Institutes, Electricity & Power, Engineering, Financial, Fishing & Fisheries, Food & Beverages, Forest Workers, Gems & Jewellery, Glass & Potteries, Hospitals & Dispensaries, Iron & Steel, Jute, Local Bodies, Metal, Miscellaneous, Paper & Paper products, Personnel & Security Services, Petroleum & Gas, Port & Dock workers, Printing & Publishing, Quarry, Building and Construction, Railways, Roadways, Salaried Employees and Professionals, Scheme workers engaged in Aanganwadi, Self Employed, Shops, Establishments, Hotels & Restaurants, Soap & Detergent, Sugar, Cement, Textile, Tobacco, Vendors & Hawkers, Wood/Plywood, Chemical, Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Clothing & Garments, Coal Mining etc.
- NATIONAL CONVENTION 7th- 8th MAY 2017, RATNAGIRI, MAHARASHTRA
- Ratification of HMKP’s affiliation to the NFITU.
- Call to formerly HMKP-affiliated Unions to return to the HMKP.
- National Housing Revolving Fund.
- Corruption practiced by Trade Unions.
- Reviving earlier Resolutions. Some of issues are Right to need-based wage; Land acquisition issues, Health Protection for Garbage and Sewage clearance workers exploitation by NRI employers,High handedness of Multinationals
Ratification of HMKP’s affiliation to the NFITU.
This National Convention of the Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat (HMKP), held at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, on 07/05/2017, recalls the fact that in the year 2013 the claim of the HMKP for recognition as a central trade union organisation, was rejected by the Central Labour Commissioner at the insistence of the Standing Committee consisting of the already recognised central trade union organisation. It further recalls that the National Front of Indian Trade Union (NFITU) which did not approve of the above decision, subsequently contacted the HMKP Office and extended their active support to the HMKP’s cause which developed a fraternal rapport between these two organisations. Following the decision of the National Convention of the HMKP held on 24/03/2014 at Madgaon, Goa, authorising the General Secretary to forge co-operation and broader unity with NFITU and taking note of the fact that given the hostile atmosphere in which the HMKP would have to fight for its recognition in a long drawn out process, these two organisations have come closer and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 13/02/2014. Through affiliation of the HMKP with NFITU, the former has officially participated for the first time at the National and International levels, in several National tripartite meetings, ILO forums, etc. Against the back-drop of the very dynamic changes in the political and economic scenario within our country and also internationally, particularly during the past three years, this National Convention of the HMKP fully recognises the utility of the wise and timely step taken by the HMKP to affiliate itself with NFITU so that it can function more effectively at the national and international levels. This Convention therefore hereby ratifies unanimously the said affiliation. The HMKP further expresses its full gratitude to the NFITU for this positive stance towards the HMKP and their magnanimity in sharing their Central Organisation status with the HMKP for the larger benefit of the working class and for bringing about greater and stronger unity among workers regardless of any individual or personal political affiliation.
Call to formerly HMKP-affiliated Unions to return to the HMKP.
This National Convention of the Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat (HMKP), held at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, on 07/05/2017 and attended by …. recalls the sound principles and high goals laid down by Com. George Fernandes when launching the HMKP in 1983 and calls upon all those Unions which were started and or nurtured by him, but moved out of the HMKP at different points of time, to return to its fold, in the larger interests of the working class and of greater and stronger unity among workers regardless of individual or personal political affiliations. This sincere call from the HMKP assumes great significance since it is made in the wake of it affiliating itself to the National Front of Indian Trade Unions, a recognised Central Trade Union Organisation, with a view to strengthening workers’ unity, among other reasons.
National Housing Revolving Fund
This National Convention of the Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat (HMKP), held at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, on 07/05/2017, appreciates Prime Minister Narendra Modi's repeated assurance to all the people of India of totally inclusive socio-economic development as adumbrated in the slogan "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" (Collective Efforts, Effective Growth). To enable this slogan to be implemented 100%, this Convention strongly recommends to the Prime Minister once again the HMKP's proposal to set up a National Housing Revolving Fund. When implemented, it can, over a relatively short period of time, produce 100% housing for 100% of the people at affordable cost; create substantial and sustained all-round employment involving mostly the ordinary skills; return to the Central and State Government exchequers and to all stake-holders all their initial investments to the last rupee, within a reasonable length of time; give 100% satisfaction to 100% of the people associating with the housing scheme on the one hand and becoming the scheme's own beneficiaries on the other; enable the now poor, unemployed and houseless potential construction workers to become participants in the scheme and become house-owners by constructing their own houses under this very scheme simultaneously with building houses for the masses. The impementation of this scheme, which unlike in some other scheme , which takes place before the very eyes of the 130 crores of people, will therefore contribute immensely to the social and economic development of India. The morally, socially and politically sound and highly egalitarian approach adopted in implementing this scheme, with zero loss to everybody concerned, will translate the Prime Minister's slogan "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" into a universal guideline for all other countries facing the same problem, to follow. This Conference further requests the Prime Minister to convene a broad-based meeting of representatives of all stake-holders and interested parties to discuss this proposal in full, in order to make it a reallity in the shortest possibble time wihtout any loss to the treasuries of the Central and State Governments. The success of this scheme will undoubtedly cement together different segments of the Indian population and bring about increased social harmony and economic well-being at the micro and macro levels.
Corruption practiced by Trade Unions
This National Convention of the Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat (HMKP), held at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, on 07/05/2017 and attended by .... representatives, views with grave concern the growing number of instances of corruption in the form of bribery in cash or in kind, distribution of alcohol and biryani, and other questionable or objectionable acts, to sway worker-voters in elections conducted, mainly in the precincts of the establishments in which they work, relating to trade unions, co-operative societies, sports and fine arts clubs, etc. The incidence of these immoral and illegal actions not only hits at the very roots of democratic functioning of these bodies, but also prevents the employing establishments from becoming efficient in their functioning and competitive in the market - both domestic and global. This Convention also notes that the above wrong-doings are seen more in public sector establishments which have become battlefields for political party controlled trade unions. This Convention therefore resolves to campaign effectively, particularly among young workers, to prevail upon workers not to be controlled by politically aligned unions which cause multiple, weak unions through trade union rivalry, etc., which in turn adversely affect industrial/human relations and weaken workers' collective power, which further weakens collective bargaining strength of all the rival unions taken both separately and together; which prevent industires becoming more competitive in the domestic market and India becoming more competitive in the global market, etc. In short, due to trade union rivalry workers lose and the companies suffer, and the Nation does not make sufficient progress and therefore people suffer, and only political parties or some individual politicians somewhat benefit at the cost of all others. Also the slogan "Workers of the World, Unite" becomes a bogus one when even in a small factory multiple unions are formed by dividing the small number of workers.. This Convention further resolves to demand an amendment to the Trade Union Act and the Rules thereunder to provide for debarring elected representatives for specified periods from functioning as elected repesentatives, or debarring them from contesting in an ensuing election, if they are proved to have done mispropaganda or false propoganda, or indulged in other illegal or objectionable activities in order to get elected, by following due process of law, as done in the case of elections to the Parliament or the State Legislatures.
Reviving earlier Resolutions.
This National Convention of the Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat (HMKP), held at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, on 07/05/2017 and attended by .... representatives, expresses its satisfaction over the wise and timely move of affiliating the HMKP to the National Front of Indian Trade Unions (NFITU) by which both these organisations and the working class in general are all bound to benefit mutually. It may be recalled that the HMKP at its National Convention at Madgaon, Goa on 24th/25th January 2014, had adopted several resolutions on important issues, and also raised its voice at different forums thereafter (vide two annexures), but since it did not possess recognition as a Central Trade Union Organisation, it has not been possible to move the powers that be to provide positive responses to the HMKP's demands. Since the HMKP has now formally affiliated itself to the NFITU, its demands have ipso facto got upgraded as NFITU's demands. However, in order to give these very demands/issues the stamp of NFITU it may be advisable to have these demands, with any amendments if found necessary, formally adopted at a convention of the NFITU and then sent to the various authorities concerned as resolutions of the NFITU, which as a recognised Central Trade Union Organisation, along with HMKP as its affiliate, can jointly pursue them more effectively with the authorities concerned.
HIND MAZDOOR KISAN PANCHAYAT (HMKP) has held two days National Convention on 07/05/2017 and 08/05/17 at Giriratna Hotel, Opp Ratnagiri Railway Station, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The Convention was attended by its representatives in large numbers, right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari from various industries like Coal, Steel, Transport, Agriculture, Self-employed, Flim Industry and journalist and other skilled industries like Shawl Weavers from Kashmir, Carpet Weavers from Uttar Pradesh and many more.
Shri. Udit Raj, Member of Parliament was Chief Guest to inaugurate the Convention. He emphasized that labour movement in India should think and act towards betterment and progress of this country.
Other Dignitaries to address the Convention had been Shri Jainarayan Chouksey Chancellor LNCT University, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Deepak Jaiswal, President, National Front of Indian Trade Unions, Shri Pradeep Banerjee, President, TMC Union, and other prominent leaders from Trade Union Field.
The convention was held under the leadership of Shri. Michael Fernandes, Working President of HMKP and Shri. Subhash Malgi, National General Secretary.
The representatives discussed at length on various issues and passed following resolutions:
This convention was hosted by KRC Employees Union, affiliated to HMKP. The guests and representatives highly appreciated the arrangements made by KRC Employees Union lead by Shri. Mohan Khedekar/General Secretary, Vice Presidents Shri. Jayraman Nair, Shri.UmeshGalavankar office Secretary Shri.S.B.Pawar , Chairman, and all other committee members/well wishers of Ratnagiri.
The co-operation given by Konkan Railway Administration for conducting this event in grand success was acknowledged and thanked by the house.
- NATIONAL CONVENTION 24th JAN 2014, MADGAON, GOA
- Right to need-based wage:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014 takes serious note of the sub-normal minimum wage, fixed once in every about five or more years, for a large number of workers, covered by the Minimum Wages Act, which is neither a proper compensation for the hard, physical work put in by these workers, nor adequate to enable the individual worker alone to recoup the calories expended in doing the work, thus leaving no means to the worker to provide a balanced diet and meet other essential needs for the whole family. The dismally low and unrealistic dearness allowance granted annually is also totally inadequate to neutralize the rise in prices of essential commodities.
Such sub-normal minimum wage and niggardly dearness allowance rate are so fixed on the specious ground that the minimum wage covered industries cannot afford to pay a proper need based wage. In reality this approach to wages depresses demand in the market and consequently adversely affects economic growth and employment. It is morally reprehensible that the Central and State governments, which do not hesitate to give away generous amounts of money and goods to sections of people, with votes in mind, but knowing that it does not improve the economy, fail dismally to improve wages of workers who contribute to the growth of the country’s economy through their sweated labour. A glaring example of the Governments’ callous attitude in this regard is the case of lakhs of anganwadi workers throughout the country who are paid a meagre honorarium for doing substantial amount of work every day. Millions of Garment and construction workers are just two such examples in the private sector.
This Convention therefore resolves unanimously to launch a nation-wide campaign for the right to receive a normal need based minimum wage along with a realistic dearness allowance formula.
- Resolution on Land acquisition issues:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014 strongly affirms its belief that for people whose livelihood depends perennially on the use of land and or natural resources, these are far more valuable, stable and permanent than money that is used as capital for setting up any business, industry, service and similar activity. Therefore it is natural for these people to register their strong protest against acquisition of their lands, particularly cultivatable lands, for setting up Special Economic Zones, IT Parks, industries, institutions, etc, with profits as the main motive . The HMKP demands that the land losers concerned be not only compensated adequately in cash and or with alternative land, but also entitled to and given shares in the enterprises that would come up on these acquired properties, thereby rightly treating the property surrendered by them as a superior and essential form of capital. In the case of land acquired for infrastructural purposes, the land losers should be compensated with full market value of the acquired land and also provided with equivalent area of land elsewhere. The HMKP further demands that if land acquired in public interest for a specified public use, is at any time thereafter sought to be put fully or partially to any other use, then such land should be restored to the original owners from whom it was acquisitioned or their legal heirs, wherever possible.
As originally demanded by the HMKP in its resolution adopted on 13.12.2010, these above reforms, should be made retrospective and applicable to all such acquisitions made after 15th August 1947, by suitably amending the provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
- Prejudicial treatment to public sector undertakings:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014 notes with concern and dismay that particularly from 1991 onwards both Central and State governments have been showing a prejudicial treatment to public sector undertakings. Many moves of these governments result in rendering many public sector undertakings sick, leading in several cases to sale of land owned by them. It may be noted that huge tracts of land have been acquired in public interest from poor small-scale or marginal farmers in order to set up these public sector units. The HMKP strongly feels that one of the reasons for pushing the public sector undertakings into sickness is to convert their lands, including surplus lands, into real estate which benefits the powerful land mafia and politicians supporting them. The HMKP therefore demands that, under no circumstances, land belonging to public sector undertakings should be allowed to be alienated, and where it is seen as truly uneconomical to hold on to surplus land, it should not be sold away but given out on lease to other parties for using it in public interest, or in the alternative, returned to the original owners from whom it was acquired, or their legal heirs.
- Declare Natural resources as National Resources:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014, demands that all highly valuable natural resources like metal ores, marble, granite, sand, coal, oil, etc, be declared as national resources to be prospected and traded in by the public sector only. This step is absolutely necessary not only to use natural resources for the common good of all the people, but also to reduce the rampant corruption in these trades at all levels of bureaucracy, politicians and the mafia, playing havoc with the lives of common masses of India.
- Abolish Contract System on Permenant Nature Establishments:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014, demands that casual / contract work system in jobs of permanent nature in all establishments be abolished and all existing such workers made permanent by way of social and economic justice on the one hand and in the interest of national economic development and growth on the other.
- Health Protection for Garbage and Sewage clearance workers:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014, takes serious note of the utterly unhygienic working conditions in garbage and sewage clearance to which the contract or casual workers are subjected only because the employers of these workers do not provide them with protective clothing, including face masks, hand gloves and suitable footwear, with the public health authorities turning a blind eye towards this major failure. Apart from breathing foul air, the workers are also exposed to harmful microbes that abound in the putrid mass of uncleared garbage of several days and clogged sewage lines.
The HMKP therefore demands that strict action be taken against the employers and public health authorities who fail to provide the necessary protective clothing and regular periodic medical examination and treatment to these workers. The HMKP further resolves to take all steps of direct action to ensure the health and safety of these workers.
- Free Houses for Garbage and Sewage clearance workers:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014, notes with appriciation efforts and decision of Maharashtra Goverment to provide free housing for Garbage and sewage clearance workers of Maharshtra state, local bodies. the GR to that extent has been issued on 22.10.2008.
Some of the employees who have completed 25 years of service and have retired are being alloted the houses.
The National Convention demands that similar actions be taken by Central Goverment and the other state Goverments.
- On exploitation by NRI employers:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014, notes with concern and anguish that many Non-Resident Indians ( NRIs) who have set up manufacturing or other kinds of enterprises in India, do not pay a fair wage to their employees, despite the fact that they, the NRIs, are enjoying better service benefits and working conditions in their land of residence. The HMKP demands that the respective State Government Labour machinery should ensure that the workers employed in India by the NRIs are not exploited, and the defaulting NRIs are brought to book.
- On enhancing retirement age:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014 takes note of the fact that longevity of workers in India has improved over the past years, and the retirement age which is mostly at 58 years in the industrial, service and business sectors, requires to be raised to not less than 60 years, also because the socio-economic demands on the life of a worker have increased considerably at the present time. The HMKP therefore calls upon the Government of India to pass a suitable law requiring all employers to raise the retirement age to not less than 60 years in all employments.
- Demands of Pensioners under the EPS-95 Pension Scheme:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014, takes note of the fact that of the 5.5 crores of workers who are covered by the Employee’s Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-1995), about 55 lakhs are already retired and are availing of the EPS pension. The amount available in the accumulated corpus fund is of the order of about two lakh crores of rupees and the annual average interest of about Rs 17000 crores thereon, can allow an average pension of about Rs 2500/- per month to the retired workers. Yet, it is shocking to note that about 1% are getting less than Rs 100, about 6% are getting between Rs 100 and Rs 500,and about 3% between Rs 500 and Rs 1000, the maximum pension being Rs 1850 per month. Although the Government of India has assured time and again that the minimum pension would be Rs 1000 per month, it is yet to see the light of the day. The HMKP extends full support to the pensioners coming under the EPS-95 Pension Scheme and to the demands put forward on their behalf by the All-India EPS-95 Pensioners Co-ordination Committee some of which are as given below:
- Increase the minimum pension to Rs 6500/- per month.
- Restore commutation of pension amount.
- Restore weightage of service for fixing pension amount.
- Freeze reduction at 2% instead of 3% or 4% per year, for years falling short of the retirement age.
- Extend ESIS coverage to pensioners.
The HMKP further demands that six representatives of pensioners be included in the Central Board of Provident Funds Trust by raising its strength from 32 to 38.
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014, extends full support to the struggle of the farmers of India, who are facing various difficulties due to the impact of WTO regime and the growing inflow of FDI from the rapacious multinationals whose real interest is their own profits and not any genuine concern for the already suffering small farmers of India.
- High handedness of Multinationals:
The National Convention of the HMKP, held at Goa on 24.01.2014 extends support to the unions of the workers of M/s Mach Aero Components Pvt. Ltd a French company at Bangalore whose management says that it does not care for Indian Laws and M/s Auma India Pvt. Ltd. a German company at Bangalore in their struggles against managements for recognition and their right to negotiate their service conditions, etc.
Secretary - International Desk
The Panchayat shall have a President, Vice President one each from every state and union territory a General Secretary, Secretaries one each from every state and union territory and a treasurer.
Shall consist of office bearers and other members elected at the Annual General Meeting.
Shall compose of President, not more than 35 Vice-presidents, General Secretary, not more than 35 Secretaries, Treasurer, and not more than 35 State organizing Secretaries who shall be ex-officio members of the working committee if they are not substantive members thereof. And other members representing Industrial Sections for every 4000 members.
State Council and Committees
Affiliated organizations shall form State Council and shall consist of delegates to the national convention. State Committee may authorize formation of regional committee in a region.
The Panchayat shall organize branches at every administrative district of the country. This will be primary unit for enrolling ordinary membership.
Reg. No. : A.L.C./Karyasan – 17/10600
We have made a promise at the National Convention of Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat (HMKP) at Madgaon, Goa on 24th Jan 2014, that we shall improvise our communication mode with our members in particular, and the public at large in the coming days. We cannot stay away from modern technology and IT.
It is true that at the national level, HMKP is run by veteran leaders, but there is no dearth of youngsters. With the IT knowledge of our youngsters, HMKP are here with a website to keep our members and the general public posted with information concerning labour movements, our activities etc.
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- Shri Subhash Malgi
- General Secretary, HMKP
- Shri M. V. Malgi
- Secretary, HMKP
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- Secretary - International Desk, HMKP
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- Shri V. W. Fernandes
- Technical Guidance
- Aniket A. Ghavali
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