7th CPC : STRUGGLE AGAINST DEFENCE PRIVATIZATION – Confederation extends full support

STRUGGLE AGAINST DEFENCE PRIVATIZATION***CONFEDERATION EXTENDS FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE STRUGGLE OF
DEFENCE EMPLOYEES AGAINST PRIVATISATION***
The National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and
Workers extends full support and solidarity to the struggle of the Defence
Employees against privatization. 


CONFEDERATION EXTENDS FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE STRUGGLE OF
DEFENCE EMPLOYEES AGAINST PRIVATISATION.


Successive Governments after 1990s have started permitting private sector
in the field of Defence production. During May 2001, the Defence Industry
sector which was reserved for the Government sector and Public sector was
opened to 100% for Indian private sector with 26% Foreign Direct Investment
(FDI). Subsequently the FDI cap in Defence was raised to 49% and now the
NDA Govt raised it to 100%. Government has issued so far 222 licenses to
private corporate sector like ADHANI, AMBANI, L&T, ASHOK LEYLAND,
BHARAT FORGE, GODREJ &BOYCE, PUNJ LLOYD, PIPAVAV DEFENSE, PREMIER
EXPLOSIVES etc,. The present Govt is bent upon to extend all types of
support to the Indian private corporate houses and their foreign
collaborators. Recently the Prime Minister office asked all the 41 Ordnance
Factories, the information about the name of the products manufactured, its
photographs, technical description, land holding by each factories, details
of plants and machinery, strength of employees etc.,

 
On 27-04-2017, the Ministry of Defence issued an order with the approval of
the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitely, to completely outsource 143 defence
equipment like Military, Vehicles, Ammunition, Ammunition boxes, Guns,
Rifles, Tanks, Troop comfort items etc., which are being manufactured at
present by the ordnance factories. This decision of the Govt is going to
affect more than 25 Ordnance factories and about 20,000 defence employees
will be thrown out of job. Again another order was issued categorizing 39
more items as “non-care” items for outsourcing. All these decisions are
taken to encourage private corporates, making the state-owned Defence
Industries sick and redundant and bringing in their place the private
corporate sector whose sole intention is to earn more and more profit.
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The All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) is on a war path and has
already started series of agitations and campaign programmes against the
policy decision of the Government to privatise Defence Industry and closure
of ordnance factories rendering thousands of defence employees surplus and
consequent retrenchment.

As a higher form of agitation AIDEF has commenced indefinite relay hunger
fast near Parliament (Jantar Manthar) from 3rd July 2017
onwards. The relay fast was inaugurated by Com. Sharad Yadav, MP. Former
Vice President of AIDEF.

The National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and
Workers extends full support and solidarity to the struggle of the Defence
Employees against privatization. 

M.Krishnan

Secretary General

confederation

Mob&whatsapp: 09447068125

E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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