Comrade N.J.Iyer, former President of NFPTE, long time time General Secretary of R.III. union and a respected leader of the central government employees passed away on 13th February 2000. He was a militant leader and was arrested and jailed during National Emergency. He has written detailed history of the P and T Movement.

Com. S.K.Vyas, the legendary leader of the central government employees and pensioners and long time Secretary General of Confederation of Central Govt. employees and Workers as also that of National Co-ordination Committee of Pensioners’ Association (NCCPA) left us on 13th February 2015. In uniting the central government employees, bargaining with the government on the issues of CG employees and leading the struggles – there is no parallel for him.

I was fortunate to work with both of them and get guidance and advice from them. They have been role models of trade union functioning. They were examples of high thinking and very simple living.

Red Salute to the great leaders Com. N.J.Iyer and S.K.Vyas on their death anniversaries!