Com.Sitaram Yechury elected as the General Secretary of CPI(M)

Hyderabad , April 22 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years.
His re-election took place on the last day of the party’s 22nd Congress here, CPI-M leader and former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced.
Sarkar said Yechury was elected by a 95-member new Central Committee. The party also elected a 17-member new Politburo.
Yechury was first elected as the CPI-M General Secretary in 2015.
CPIM New Central Committee

Hyderabad, April 22 : CPIM New Central Committee

& Central Control Commission

Elected at the 22nd Congress

Newly Elected Central Committee

1. Sitaram Yechury

2. Prakash Karat

3. S Ramachandran Pillai

4. Biman Basu

5. Manik Sarkar

6. Brinda Karat (W)

7. Pinarayi Vijayan

8. Hannan Mollah

9. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

10. M. A. Baby

11. Surjya Kanta Mishra

12. Mohd. Salim

13. Subhashini Ali (W)

14. B. V. Raghavulu

15. G. Ramakrishnan

16. Tapan Sen

17. Nilotpal Basu

18. A. K. Padmanabhan

19. Penumalli Madhu

20. V. Srinivasa Rao

21. M. A. Gafoor

22. Deben Bhattacharyya

23. Awadesh Kumar

24. Arun Mehta

25. Surender Mallik

26. Onkar Shad

27. Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami

28. Gopi Kant Baksi

29. G. V. Sreerama Reddy

30. P. Karunakaran

31. P.K. Sreemathi (W)

32. M.C. Josephine (W)

33. Jayarajan E. P.

34. Vaikom Viswan

35. T. M. Thomas Isaac

36. A Vijayaraghavan

37. K. K. Shailaja (W)

38. A K. Balan

39. Elamaram Kareem

40. Adam Narsayya Narayan

41. Mahendra Singh

42. Ali Kishore Patnaik

43. Basu Deo

44. Amra Ram

45. T.K. Rangarajan

46. U. Vasuki (W)

47. A Soundara Rajan

48. K. Balakrishnan

49. P. Sampath

50. Thammineni Veerabhadram

51. S. Veeraiah

52. Ch. Seetha Ramulu

53. Aghore Deb Barma

54. Bijan Dhar

55. Badal Choudhury

56. Rama Das (W)

57. Gautam Das

58. Hiralal Yadav

59. Shyamal Chakraborty

60. Mridul De

61. Rekha Goswami (W)

62. Nripen Chowdhury

63. Srideep Bhattacharya

64. Ramachandra Dome

65. Minoti Ghosh (W)

66. Anju Kar (W)

67. Hari Singh Kang

68. Jogendra Sharma

69. J. S. Majumdar

70. K. Hemalata (W)

71. Sudha Sundararaman (W)

72. Rajendra Sharma

73. Swadesh Dev Roye

74. Ashok Dhawale

75. S Punyavati (W)

New Members

76. Suprakash Talukdar

77. Arun Kumar Mishra

78. K M Tiwari

79. K Radhakrishnan

80. M V Govindan Master

81. Jaswinder Singh

82. J P Gavit

83. G. Nagaiah

84. Tapan Chakravarty

85. Jiten Choudhury

86. Muralidharan

87. Arun Kumar

88. Vijoo Krishnan

89. Mariam Dhawale (W)

90. Rabin Deb

91. Abhas Roy Choudhury

92. Sujan Chakraborty

93. Amiyo Patra

94. Sukhwinder Singh Shekon

95. Vacant (Woman)

Permanent Invitees

1. Rajinder Negi (Secretary, Uttarakhand state committee)

2. Sanjay Parate (Secretary, Chattisgarh state committee)

Special Invitees

1. V. S. Achuthanandan

2. Mallu Swarajyam (W)

3. Madan Ghosh

4. Paloli Mohd. Kutty

5. P. Ramaiah

6. K. Varadharajan

Central Control Commission

1. Basudev Acharia

2. P. Rajendran

3. S. Sridhar

4. G Ramulu

5. Bonani Biswas (W)

The first meeting of the newly elected Central Committee elected a 17

member Polit Bureau consisting of:

1. Sitaram Yechury

2. Prakash Karat

3. S Ramachandran Pillai

4. Biman Basu

5. Manik Sarkar

6. Brinda Karat (W)

7. Pinarayi Vijayan

8. Hannan Mollah

9. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

10. M. A. Baby

11. Surjya Kanta Mishra

12. Mohd. Salim

13. Subhashini Ali (W)

14. B. V. Raghavulu

15. G. Ramakrishnan

16. Tapan Sen

17. Nilotpal Basu

The Central Committee also elected Sitaram Yechury as the General Secretary.


Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee admitted to Hospital

Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee, veteran P and T union leader and first Patron of BSNLEU, has been admitted to the Presidency General Hospital, Kolkata on 18th April in a serious condition. Our comrades Om Prakash Singh, Adhir Kumar Sen, Mihir Dasgupta, Saibal Sen Gupta and other leaders are at the hospital and making all efforts for the best treatment and early recovery.

We hope for an early recovery.

Wage Revision – DPE gives clearance to DOT

DPE gives clearance to DoT, for taking up the wage revision of BSNL employees with the Cabinet.
It may be recollected that in the meeting held between the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and the AUAB, held on 24-02-2018, the Hon’ble Minister said that the wage revision issue of the BSNL employees would be taken for the approval of the Cabinet. The Hon’ble Minister also stated that, the approval of the DPE would also be taken on the matter. Accordingly, the issue was referred to the DPE, by the DoT. The DPE has now written to the DoT, stating that the wage revision matter could be taken for the approval of the Cabinet. Thus, the first step, in getting approval for the wage revision of BSNL employees has been completed. The AUAB will continue to monitor the developments and will take the needful steps, for the final settlement of the issue. (Courtesy: BSNLEU Website)


Calcutta High Court on 17th April extended the stay on the panchayat poll process in West Bengal and said the State Election Commission’s withdrawal of a notification giving an additional day for filing of nominations was in question before it.
Justice Subrata Talukdar extended the stay on the panchayat poll process till tomorrow morning when the matter would be heard again.
He said that the Supreme Court had asked the SEC to allay apprehensions of the petitioner or any intending candidate, and in line of that the Commission had extended the nomination process by a day.
It, however, withdrew the notification the very next day, which is in question before the court, the judge said, while hearing the SEC and the ruling Trinamool Congress’s challenge of his order to stay the elections. (Courtesy: Ganashakti)

No decision to discontinue Pay Commissions – Minister

Minister of State in the ministry of finance Shri P.Radhakrishnan has told the Lok Sabha on 06-04-2018, that there is no proposal to discontinue the system of Pay Commission and making alternate arrangements for the same. This was stated in answer to a question raised in the Parliament on 6-4-2018. There had been speculations about the continuation of the Pay Commissions and hence the question.

Confederation – Strike Declaration Convention at Hyderabad

The Confederation of CG Employes and Workers have decided to organise a National convention at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 for focusing the long pending issues of the employees and declaration of a strike for achieving the same. The circular issued in this connection is reproduced below:


Dear Comrades,

Attack on the working class and peasants as a whole and Central Government Employees in particular are mounting day by day. The entire working class and peasantry are on struggle path. The farmers long march in Maharashtra is the latest mass struggle. None of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled. The assurance given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA leaders regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is in paper even after a lapse of 20 months. Now the Finance Minister has replied in Parliament that “no change in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is at present under consideration”. Employees who joined service after 01.01.2004 are retiring with a megre pension of 1000 to 2000 rupees only under the NPS Scheme. In effect, New Pension System has become No Pension System. Six lakhs posts are lying vacant for the last many years and now Govt. has issued orders to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years. HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, Option-I for pensioners – Govt. is not ready to reconsider their stand. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are waiting for two years for their legitimate wage revision. Exploitation of Casual and contract workers continue and equal pay for equal work is denied to them. Large scale outsourcing and privatization has become the order of the day. Privatisation of Railways and outsourcing of the work done by Defence employees are in full swing. 12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses are ordered to be closed. Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway printing presses. Autonomous body employees and pensioners are denied their rightful wage revision and pension revision due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. Compassionate appointments have become a mirage.

Trade Union rights are denied. Orders banning dharna and demonstrations are issued. The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension Rules 48 are misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees. JCM forums have become mere talking shops without any positive results. Recognition under CCS (RSA) Rules are delayed and Departmental Councils have become dead in many departments. Govt. sponsored unions are given undue patronage. Recognition of fighting organisations are withdrawn on flimsy grounds and trade union facilities are denied to the Chief Executives of recognised Associations.

It is in this background the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has decided to fight back these retrograde policies by mobilizing the entire Central Government employees by unleashing intensive campaign throughout the country culminating in strike. To declare the compaign programme and the strike, a “National Convention of Central Government Employees” will be held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Eminent trade Union leaders will attend the Convention. Venue of the National Convention is Sundaraiyya Vigmana Kendra, Bagalingampally, Hyderabad. About 1000 delegates from all states will attend the Convention.”

Central Govt. fully responsible for the currency crisis

In the name of reforms and new experiments, the Modi Government is plunging the people in to crisis after crisis making it difficult for them to live peacefully. The Demonetisation  and the GST were implemented by the government with assurance of catching the black marketers, easing the money transactions etc. etc. But what has happened is known to every body. The people suffered months together without money. Day to day life was adversely affected. People thought that the problem of shortage of rupee notes was over.

But NO! the crisis has become more acute and intensive. There is no money in the ATMs in most of the places. The government on its part is accusing the people of withdrawing more money.

It is clear and proved that the Modi government is not sensitive to the need of the people. It moves only for the interests of the corporates. The  it moves fast, very fast!


CPI(M) Party Congress starts today at Hyderabad


The 22nd Party Congress (Party Conference) of Communist Party of  India (Marxist) starts today at Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana. The conference place is named as ‘Mohammed Amin Nagar’ in memory of the late Com. Mohammmd Amin, PBM as also former Minister of W.Bengal Government and veteran CITU leader.

The Congress will continue for 5 days from 18th to 22nd April 2018. Since formation of the Communist Party of India in 1920, the conferences have been held regularly, despite banning of the party, continued attacks from both the British Government and then the governments in independent India. CPI(M) was formed in 1964 protesting against the revisionist policies of the then leadership of CPI.

CPI(M) is the strongest Communist and Left Party in  the country. Though it is the ruling party now in Kerala alone, it had ruled continuously for more than 30 years in W.Bengal and about 25 years in Tripura.

CPI(M) stands for the common people and especially for the poor, underprivileged downtrodden and the toiling masses. It has always been  the uncompromising fighter against the anti-people, anti-worker policies of the ruling classes.

The 22nd Party Congress of the CPI(M) is expected to discuss and decide on the draft political resolution as also political organisational report.