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At present the following 11 industrial federations are functioning at the national level:

1. All India Plantation Workers’ Federation
2. Steel Workers’ Federation of India
3. Water Transport Workers’ Federation of India
4. All India Coal Workers’ Federation
5. Construction Workers’ Federation of India
6. All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation
7. Electricity Employees’ Federation of India
8. All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers
9. All India Beedi Workers’ Federation
10. All India Midday Meal Workers’ Federation
11. Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives’ Associations of India

In addition, CITU cadres have also been working in or leading independent united federations such as Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers’ Federation of India etc. CITU along with AIKS has formed the All India Fishers and Fisheries Workers’ Federation. We have also formed national level coordination committees to expand our organisation in certain sections of the working class. The All India Coordination Committee of Working Women has been functioning since the last nearly forty years. We have formed the national level coordination committee for expanding our work among the unorganised sector workers. Since almost all our state committees have expanded the work in the unorganised sector and our membership of unorganised sector workers in total membership of CITU has reached more than 60%, we are now focussing on forming trade/ segment wise unions of the unorganised workers in the states. We have formed the All India Coordination Committee for ASHA Workers which has helped in the expansion of our work among the ASHAS in many states. The coordination committee for central public sector trade unions has been functioning since long. A few years back national coordination committee of Coca Cola employees’ union has been formed. Efforts are being made to form such national level coordination committees in some other sectors like distilleries and breweries, automobile manufacturing workers’ unions, automobile component suppliers workers unions etc and to reactivate the national coordination of committees of the railway contract workers’ unions and the cement workers’ unions, textile workers’ unions etc.

Sunday, 09 February 2014 16:26

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Sunday, 09 February 2014 16:25

Committee of Public Sector Trade Unions

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The emergence and sustenance of united trade movement of the Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSU) Workers in India has a very long history. The very beginning can be traced in the joint convention of the CPSU workers held at Hyderabad on 23-24 December 1977. That period has been significant for the reason that a new political situation emerged in the country with defeat at the hustings the most atrocious avowedly anti-worker authoritarian ‘Internal Emergency’ (June 1975 to November 1977) regime of Indira Gandhi and the Janata Party Government came to power at the centre. Although CPSTU formally came into existence a few years later, actually this convention laid the foundation stone for the CPSTU.

The period since the Hyderabad convention, the country witnessed regular hectic activities of the Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSU) workers jointly organised by CITU, AITUC, HMS, BMS and the two Apex Forums of CPSU workers at Bangalore and Hyderabad. The struggles took place at industry, regional and national levels.

The major issues of the period concerning which the struggles took place were against wage freeze steps of the Government, against anti-worker unilateral guidelines issued by Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) directed at curbing the right to collective bargaining, against fraud in compilation of Consumer Price Index (CPI) and proper fixation of rate of Dearness Allowance, Bonus to all workers etc etc. The other most important issue of the same period was the fight against atrocious Industrial Relations Bill designed to take away the trade union rights of the workers, opposition to Compulsory Deposit Scheme (CDS) etc.

The CITU has been taking very seriously the joint movement of the CPSU workers right from the inception. The organisational strength of CITU amongst the CPSU workers all over the country since then has been growing rapidly. Rajib Gandhi Government, in the mid-eighties, took concrete steps to ideologically and financially weaken public sector in the country. The ground work was done by the infamous Arjun Sengupta Committee Report which recommended taking away the workers collective bargaining rights among other steps. CITU took initiative to defeat this design and unify the public sector workers against such moves.

A related important development of the period was a convention of the CPSU trade the unions affiliated to CITU and also the unions friendly to CITU was held at Bangalore on 27-28 May 1985 which was attended by 284 delegates representing 84 trade unions from different CPSU workers. Reporting about the convention it was noted that, “the Bangalore convention has been a turning point in the PSU trade union movement. This initiative of CITU paved the way for consolidating the unity of PSU workers and ultimately the CPSTU came into being.”

Amidst the aforesaid on going struggles of the CPSU workers a joint national convention took place at New Delhi on 21-22 October 1986. Around 300 trade unions and 50 National Federations of the CPSU workers represented by over 800 delegates participated in the convention. A 14-point Charter of Demands (CoD) was adopted in the convention. The programmes to press for the CoD finalised in the convention included a nationwide strike on 21st January 1987. The convention expressed its firm resolve to fight the policy of demolition and privatisation of CPSUs initiated by the then Rajiv Gandhi Government.

The other historic decision of the same convention was the formation of Committee of Public Sector Trade Unions (CPSTU). The founding constituents of the CPSTU were CITU, AITUC, HMS, BMS, Joint Action Front (JAF), Bangalore and Co-ordination Committee of Public Sector Trade Unions, Hyderabad.

As a sequel to the demolition of Babri Masjid and accompanied communal holocaust in the country designed and executed by the ‘Sangh Parivar’ in 1992 the BMS got separated from the CPSTU.
CPSTU took formal shape of a united platform of the major segment of the trade union movement in the country including the core and strategic sectors through a long drawn phase of united struggles of the CPSU workers. It has truly emerged from the thick of struggles. CPSTU is the concrete manifestation of the concept of Unity and Struggle. In fact CPSTU is the longest ever united forum of trade unions continuing its active existence in the country. No other joint initiative or forums of trade unions in the country existed for such a long period. At the peak of its activities the CPSTU had really represented around 20 lakhs (2 million) workers spread over around 200 CPSU in the country.

The contributions of CPSTU strengthening the trade union movement in the country have been huge in dimension and basic in character. The activities of CPSTU contributed in broadening the functioning frame work of the major industrial sector trade union movement from the confine of factory level to industry-wise national level. The major industry-wise national federations really derived strength from the activities of CPSTU. At the instance of CPSTU the industry-wise national level joint activities of trade unions in different industrial sectors got a big boost. Thus the working class movement of the country switched over from local level consciousness to national level consciousness as a consequence of the emergence of CPSTU.

Yet another major area in which the contribution of the CPSTU must be counted the most is the realisation of PSU-wise apex level collective bargaining system. This achievement of the CPSTU has made significant contributions in many ways in our trade union movement. One of the basic rights of the workers i.e., Right to Collective Bargaining got institutionalised for the workers of the CPSUs covering the almost all the major industrial sectors in the country. This has also shown the way to others.

Over the period the compensation package of the CPSU workers achieved the height of setting standard in the country. This has been possible entirely due to the united strength and struggles of the around 20 lakh PSU workers engineered by the CPSTU. Before the surfacing of the collective agreements of the CPSU workers the situation was pitiable. But it is important to understand and remember that but for leadership provided by CPSTU in fighting the policies of the Government in restricting the right to collective bargaining and achieving quality compensation package it would not have been possible to achieve by the individual industries or CPSUs as it is before us today. These are of course, apart from the contribution of CPSTU in the general trade union movement of the country in fighting the anti-worker policies initiated by the ruling classes from time to time.

And with the introduction of the World Bank and IMF prescribed economic policies by the Congress party Government in July 1991 and pushed with added degree of onslaught by the every successive Government at the centre focusing all round attack on public sector, the fight to protect public sector became the most urgent issue before the CPSU workers in particular and CPSTU unfailingly played its historical role. Before 1991, the period preceding to the introduction of the disastrous Fund-Bank dictated economic policies, the CPSU workers conducted many long drawn battles including many strike struggles for the cause of public sector industries and its workers. These struggles were led by CPSTU. However in the current onslaught against public sector since 1991, the struggles has attained new dimension necessitating broader level of intervention of the patriotic democratic movement of the country and the CPSTU is a front ranking constituent of these struggles.

However, CPSTU is really the source of inspiration and symbol of struggles for the CPSU workers in the country. Presently the top most priority task before the CPSU workers is to protect the public sector from the liquidating onslaught of the policies of liberalisation and privatisation. At the same time the urgent economic issues pertaining to the current round of collective bargaining for the 7th round of wage negotiations is also important. CPSTU is definitely destined to discharge its historical responsibilities in this respect.

Sunday, 09 February 2014 16:00

State Committees - Contact Details

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Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Crusade House
Phoenix Bay
Port Blair - 744 102
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 
Tel: 03192 - 233513
Fax: 03192 - 235747

Andhra Pradesh

N V B S Kendram
1-7-139/44, S R K Nagar
Risalagadda, Jamistanpur
Musheerabad
Hyderabad - 500 048
Tel: 040 - 24612474
Fax: 040 - 27646565

Assam

Anand Ram Barua Raod
Near Srimant Press
Guwahati - 781 001
Telefax: 0361 - 2542650
Fax: 0361 - 2737302
0361 - 2734771

Bihar

14, President Chamber
Birchand Patel Marg
Patna - 800 01

Chhattishgarh

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33, R.D.A. Colony
Tikrapara, Raipur
Chhattisgarh - 492 001
Tel: 0771 - 4020916

Delhi

3, V P House
Rafi Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel: 011 - 23714543

Goa

P.O Box No - 90
Vasco-Da-Gama
Goa - 408 002

Gujarat

Prathana Samaj
Raykhad
Ahmedabad - 079 - 25352764

Haryana

Sahid Jasbir Smarak
Shilabhai
Rohtak - 124 001
Tel: 01262 - 296900
Fax: 01262 - 266901

Himachal

Room No. 9
Bawa 
Hotel
Simla - 171 003
Tel: 0177 - 2653019
Fax: 0177 - 2808119

Jharkhand

Viswakarma Mandir Lane
Opp. Wool House
Main Road
Ranchi - 834 001
Telefax: 0651 - 2331625

Jammu and Kashmir

27/A, Government Quarters
Gandhi Nagar
Jammu (Tawi)

Karnataka

SURI BHAVAN, No 40/5, 2nd B Main 
16th Cross,Sampangiramnagar 
Bangalore -560027
Tel: 080 - 22111307
Fax: 080 - 22111239
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kerala

Melethampanoor
Thiruvanthapuran
Kerala - 695 001
Tel: 0471 - 2331811
Fax: 0471 - 2238311

Madhya Pradesh

13/B, Padmanbh Nagar
New Subhash Nagar Colony
Bhopal - 462 023
Tel: 0755 - 2757751
Fax: 0755 - 2759532

Maharashtra

\\\'Janashakti\\\'
P.B Marg
Worli
Mumbai - 400 013
Tel: 022 - 24926841, 24951576
Fax: 022 - 24961525

Orissa

VR-5/1, Kharavelnagar
Unit - III
Bhubaneswar - 751 001
Telefax: 0674 - 2395410
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Punjab

Cheema Bhawan
Sector - 30 B
Chandigarh
Tel: 0172 - 2657936
Fax: 0172 - 2654055

Rajasthan

Shramik Ekta Kendra
SD-137, Shanti Nagar
Jaipur - 302 006

Sikkim

The President
Yuksom Breweries Labour Association
P.O. - Melli-Bajar
South Sikkim - 737 128

Tamil Nadu

A Nallasivam Ninaivagam
13, Mosque Street
Chepauk
Chennai - 600 005
Tel: 044 - 28410259
Fax: 044 - 28511975

Tripura

28 Office Lane
P.O Agartala - 799 001
Tel: 0381 - 2324255
Fax: 0381 - 2319259
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Uttar Pradesh

10, Vidhan Sabha Marg
Lucknow - 226 01
Tel: 0522 - 2610459
Fax: 0522 - 2614736

Uttaranchal

Parade Ground
Near Survey Chowk
Dehradun - 248 001
Tel: 0135 - 2654397
Fax: 0135 - 2652572

West Bengal

Shramik Bhavan
53 A J C Bose Road
Kolkata - 700 016
Tel: 033 - 22265377, 22277155
Fax: 033 - 22266670

Sunday, 09 February 2014 13:58

ALL INDIA OFFICE BEARERS

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OFFICE BEARERS ELECTED IN THE 16TH CONFERENCE OF CITU
23- 27 January 2020, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

PRESIDENT: K HEMALATA
GENERAL SECRETARY: TAPAN SEN
TREASURER: M L MALKOTIA

VICE PRESIDENTS SECRETARIES
A K PADMANABHAN S DEVROYE
J S MAJUMDAR ELAMARAM KARIM
A SOUNDARARAJAN KASHMIR SINGH THAKUR
K O HABEEB PRASANTA NANDI CHOWDHURY
K K DIVAKARAN G SUKUMARAN
ANATHALAVATTOM ANANDAN P NANDAKUMAR
MERCYKUTTY AMMA M A GAFOOR
MANIK DEY D D RAMANANDAN
MALATHI CHITTIBABU A R SINDHU
RAGHUNATH SINGH K CHANDRAN PILLAI
BISHNU MAHANTY MEENAKSHISUNDARAM
S VARALAXMI USHA RANI
D L KARAD ANADI SAHU
BABY RANI CHUKKA RAMULU
M SAIBABU MADHUMITA BANDOPADHYAYA
SUBHASH MUKHERJEE AMITAVA GUHA
  R KARUMALAIYAN
  TAPAN SHARMA
  PRAMOD PRADHAN
  VACANT

 

PERMANENT INVITEE:  BASUDEV ACHARYA

Sunday, 09 February 2014 13:48

General Council

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CENTRE OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (CITU)
GENERAL COUNCIL ELECTED BY THE 16TH CONFERENCE OF CITU
on 23-27 Jan. 2020 Chennai - Tamilnadu

 ANDAMAN (GC-01)
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1 1 B CHANDRA CHOODAN  
       
 ANDHRA PRADESH (GC-36)
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2 1 CH. NARSINGA RAO  
3 2 V. UMA MAESWARARAO  
4 3 P. AJAYA KUMAR  
5 4 K. SWARUPA RANI F
6 5 A.V. NAGESWARARAO  
7 6 K. DHANALAXMI F
8 7 K. UMA MAHESWARARAO  
9 8 K. SUBBARAVAMMA F
10 9 M. JAGGUNAIDU  
11 10 R.V. NARSIMHARAO  
12 11 NCH SRINIVAS  
13 12 M. BALAKASI  
14 13 GOUSE DESAI  
15 14 K. MURALI  
16 15 D.N.V.D. PRASAO  
17 16 MUZAFFAR AHAMED  
18 17 AJAY KUMAR K.  
19 18 D. GOVINDA RAO  
20 19 J. AYODHYA RAMU  
21 20 RAJARAMA MOHAN ROY K.  
22 21 Y. NARSIMHARAO  
23 22 K. NAGESWARARAO  
24 23 CHIKATI SRINIVASARAO  
25 24 CH. SUNDARAYYA  
26 25 CH. NAGA BRAHMACHARI  
27 26 T.V. RAMANA  
28 27 NCH. SUPRAJA F
29 28 KOTESWAPARAO   
30 29 CH. RAJKUMAR  
31 30 A. NAGARAJU  
32 31 P. CHAITANYA  
33 32 S. VANISRI  F
34 33 P. MANI F
35 34 P. NIRMALA F
36 35 SRINIVASULU D.  
37 36 B. MANOHAR   
 ASSAM (GC-08)
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38 1 ASHIT DUTTA  
39 2 VACANT  
40 3 MADAN TALUKDAR  
41 4 BIREN SARMA  
42 5 INDIRA NEWAR F
43 6 RAHUL PURKAYASTHA  
44 7 ROYAL SORENG  
45 8 MAHAFFAR ALI  
 BIHAR (GC-04)
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46 1 GANESH SHANKAR SINGH  
47 2 DIPAK BHATTACHARYA  
48 3 RAJ KUMAR JHA  
49 4 ANUPAM KUMAR  
 CHHATTISGARH (GC-01)
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50 1 MANAS KUMAR NANDY  
 DELHI (GC-02)
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51 1 ANURAG SAXENA  
52 2 Virender Kumar Gaur  
 GUJARAT (GC-01)
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53 1 ARUN MEHTA  
 HARYANA (GC-07)
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54 1 SUREKHA  F
55 2 JAI BHAGWAN  
56 3 SUKHBIR SINGH  
57 4 VINOD KUMAR  
58 5 SATBIR SINGH  
59 6 ANAND SHARMA  
60 7 DESH RAJ  
 HIMACHAL PRADESH (GC-03)
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61 1 PREM GAUTAM  
62 2 VIJENDRA MEHRA  
63 3 NEELAM JASWAL F
 J&K (GC-01)
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64 1 OM PRAKASH   
 JHARKHAND (GC-05)
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65 1 MITHILESH KUMAR SINGH  
66 2 PRAKASH VIPLAV  
67 3 RP SINGH  
68 4 FAGU BESRA  
69 5 BISWAJIT DEB  
 KARNATAKA (GC-17)
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70 1 KN UMESH  
71 2 VASHANTHACHARI  
72 3 SYED MUJEEB  
73 4 K. MAHANTESHA  
74 5 SUNANDA HS F
75 6 K. SHANKAR  
76 7 VEERASWAMY  
77 8 MANTANA GOWDA  
78 9 SHANTHA K GOWDA F
79 10 YAMUNA GAONKAR F
80 11 BALAKRISHNA SHETTY J  
81 12 SUNIL KUMAR BAJAL  
82 13 RS BASAVARAJU  
83 14 MALINI MESTHA F
84 15 MAHESH PATHAR  
85 16 PRATAP SIMHA N  
86 17 PARAMESHWARA PK  
 KERALA (GC-158)
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87 1 V.SIVAN KUTTY  
88 2 KATTAKKADA SASI  
89 3 C.JAYAN BABU  
90 4 V.K.MADHU  
91 5 KADAKAMPALLI SURENDRAN  
92 6 E G MOHANAN  
93 7 K S SUNIL KUMAR  
94 8 R.RAMU  
95 9 K C KRISHNAN KUTTY  
96 10 PULLUVILA STANLEY  
97 11 ADV.N.SAIKUMAR  
98 12 MANNARAM RAMACHANDRAN  
99 13 A.SAMPATH  
100 14 D.LATHIKA F
101 15 PUSHPALATHA F
102 16 P.RAJENDRA KUMAR  
103 17 V.KESAVAN KUTTY  
104 18 CLINUS ROSARIO  
105 19 N.PADMALOCHANAN  
106 20 S.JAYAMOHAN  
107 21 B.THULASEEDHARA KURUP  
108 22 P.SAJI  
109 23 MADANTHAKODE MURALI  
110 24 ADV.V.RAVINDRAN NAIR  
111 25 K P KURUP  
112 26 P R VASANTHAN  
113 27 A M IQBAL  
114 28 K.SUBHAGAN  
115 29 N.BEEMA BEEVI F
116 30 L.GEETHA F
117 31 A.ANIRUDHAN  
118 32 KARINGANNUR MURALI  
119 33 T.R.SANKARA PILLAI  
120 34 M.Y.ANTONY  
121 35 T.MANOHARAN  
122 36 S.SUDEVAN  
123 37 P J AJAYAKUMAR  
124 38 K C RAJAGOPALAN  
125 39 S.HARIDAS  
126 40  L LALITHA F
127 41 R.UNNIKRISHNA PILLAI  
128 42 R.SANALKUMAR  
129 43 P P CHITHARANJAN  
130 44 P.GANAKUMAR  
131 45 C B CHANDRABABU  
132 46 C S SUJATHA F
133 47 R.NASAR  
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135 49 K PRASAD  
136 50 V S MONY  
137 51 M.SURENDRAN  
138 52 A.MAHENDRAN  
139 53 K J THOMAS  
140 54 V N VASAVAN  
141 55 T R RAGHUNATHAN  
142 56 A V RUSSEL  
143 57 K B REMA F
144 58 K K GANESAN  
145 59 ADV.REJI SAKHARIA  
146 60 K P MARY F
147 61 K K JAYACHANDRAN  
148 62 K S MOHANAN  
149 63 K V SASI  
150 64 P S RAJAN  
151 65 R.THILAKAN  
152 66 V N MOHANAN  
153 67 K N GOPINATH  
154 68 C K MANISANKAR  
155 69 P R MURALIDHARAN  
156 70 C K PAREETH  
157 71 DEEPA K.RAJAN F
158 72 C N MOHANAN  
159 73 S.SARMA  
160 74 K A CHACKOCHAN  
161 75 ADV.M . ANIL KUMAR  
162 76 K V MANOJ  
163 77 C D NANDAKUMAR  
164 78 M M VARGHESE  
165 79 U P JOSEPH  
166 80 K K RAMACHANDRAN  
167 81 K F DAVIS  
168 82 K V HARIDAS  
169 83 BABU M PALISSERY  
170 84 R V. IQBAL  
171 85 K K PRASANNAKUMARI F
172 86 KONIKARA PRABHAKARAN  
173 87 LATHA CHANDRAN F
174 88 MEERA NAIR F
175 89 N K AKBAR  
176 90 A K BALAN  
177 91 M CHANDRAN  
178 92 V C KARTHYAYANI F
179 93 P K SASI  
180 94 M HAMSA  
181 95 T K ACHUTHAN  
182 96 A.PRABHAKARAN  
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184 98 N. UNNIKRISHNAN  
185 99 GEORGE.K.ANTONY  
186 100 KOOTAYI BASHEER  
187 101 V.SASIKUMAR  
188 102 V P SAKHARIA  
189 103 K.RAMDAS  
190 104 V P SOMASUNDARAM  
191 105 T P RAMAKRISHNAN  
192 106 V P KUNHIKRISHNAN  
193 107 T.DASAN  
194 108 P K MUKUNDAN  
195 109 P P PREMA F
196 110 K K MAMMU  
197 111 K. BHAGEERATHY F
198 112 P.NASAR  
199 113 V V BABY  
200 114 P V SAHADEVAN  
201 115 K P SAHADEVAN  
202 116 C.KRISHNAN  
203 117 K.MANOHARAN  
204 118 ARAKKAN BALAN  
205 119 M V JAYARAJAN  
206 120 K P RAJAN  
207 121 T P SREEDHARAN  
208 122 MARY JOB F
209 123 K JAYARAJAN  
210 124 T K RAJAN  
211 125 V P P MUSTHAFA  
212 126 MONYMOHANAN  
213 127 V P PRASANNAKUMARI F
214 128 NEDUVATHOOR SUNDERSAN  
215 129 P K SHAJAN  
216 130 MAMPATTA SREEDHARN  
217 131 G RAJAAMMA F
218 132 V S ANOOP  
219 133 N MOHAMMED  
220 134 V A MURUGAN  
221 135 K K HARIKUTTAN  
222 136 M MOHAN DAS  
223 137 T M JAMEELA F
224 138 K MOHANDAS  
225 139 M N MURALI  
226 140 K JAYAPRAKASH  
227 141 C K HARIKRISHNAN  
228 142 SURESH PALATHIL  
229 143 K M SURENDERAN  
230 144 C T ANIL  
231 145 K N KUTTAMANI  
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233 147 P G DILEEP  
234 148 L MANJUNATH  
235 149 SURJEET KUMAR BOSE  
236 150 M K KANNAN  
237 151 SUNITHA KURIEN F
238 152 DHANYA ABID F
239 153 O S BINDU F
240 154 JOSE T ABRAHAM  
241 155 ZIAUDEEN A  
242 156 R GOPALAKRISHNAN  
243 157 DR PRADEEP  
244 158 P S MADHUSUDAHNAN  
       
 MADHYA PRADESH (GC-03)
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245 1 AT PADMANABHAN  
246 2 RAMVILAS GOSWAMI  
247 3 KISHORI VERMA  
 MAHARASHTA  (GC-11)
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248 1 NARSAYYA ADAM MASTER  
249 2 MH SHAIKH  
250 3 VIVEK MONTEIRO  
251 4 NALINITAI KALBURGI F
252 5 THOMBARE SITARAM  
253 6 KR RAGHU  
254 7 ANNA SAWANT  
255 8 UDHAV BHAVALKAR  
256 9 KAMBLE BHARMA  
257 10 MAHENDRA SINGH  
258 11 SHUBHA SHAMIM F
 ODISHA  (GC-06)
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259 1 JANARDAN PATI  
260 2 DUSHMANTA KUMAR DAS  
261 3 ULLASH SWAIN  
262 4 JAHANGIR ALI  
263 5 BIMAN MAITY  
264 6 PRAMOD KUMAR  
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265 1 CHANDER SHEKHAR  
266 2 MOHAN SINGH RORHI  
267 3 JATINDER PAL SINGH  
268 4 HARJIT KAUR  
269 5 SUBHASH RANI  
270 6 MOHINDER KUMAR   
271 7 SUCHA SINGH AJNALA  
272 8 TARSEM JODHAN  
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273 1 V.S. RANA  
274 2 RAVINDRA SHUKLA  
275 3 HAZARI LAL SHARMA  
276 4 RK SWAMY  
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278 2 V KUMAR  
279 3 K THIRUSELVAN  
280 4 K ARUMUGA NAYANAR  
281 5 A JANAKIRAMAN  
282 6 THANGAMOHAN  
283 7 E MUTHUKUMAR  
284 8 K C GOPIKUMAR  
285 9 T DAISY F
286 10 S RAJENDRAN  
287 11 MAHALAKSHMI F
288 12 R SINGARAN  
289 13 N HYED HELLEN F
290 14 C THIRUVETTAI  
291 15 S K MAHENDRAN  
292 16 R MOHAN  
293 17 V KARUPPIAHYAN  
294 18 M CHANDRAN  
295 19 R DEIVARAJ  
296 20 C JAYABAL  
297 21 K R GANESAN  
298 22 R RUSSEL  
299 23 R S SHENBEGAUM F
300 24 P N DEVA  
301 25 S KANNAN  
302 26 T JEYSHANKAR  
303 27 E PONMUDI  
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305 29 S KRISHNAMURTHY  
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309 33 A KRISHNAMURTHY  
310 34 M P RAMACHANDRAN  
311 35 C NAGARAJ  
 TELANGANA (GC-17)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
312 1 PALADUGU BHASKAR  
313 2 BHUPAL   
314 3 J. VENKATESH  
315 4 SALERAMA  
316 5 P. JAYALAKSHMI F
317 6 J. MALLIKARJUN  
318 7 KALAYANAM VENKATESHWARA RAO  
319 8 THUMMALA VEERA REDDY  
320 9 VANGURU RAMULU  
321 10 MANDHA NARSIMHA RAO  
322 11 V. SREENIVASA RAO  
323 12 RATNAKARAM KOTAMRAJ  
324 13 MUDUNURU PADMA SRI F
325 14 KARIKE RAJAIAH  
326 15 J. CHANDRA SHKAR  
327 16 R. TRIVENI F
328 17 K. ESHWAR RAO  
     TRIPURA (GC-04)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
329 1 SANKAR DATTA  
330 2 PANCHALI BHATTACHARYA F
331 3 SAMAR CHAKRABORTY  
332 4 NIRMAL ROY  
     UTTAR PRADESH (GC-02)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
333 1 PREMNATH RAI  
334 2 RAVI MISHRA  
     UTTRAKHAND (GC-01)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
335 1 MP JHAKHMOLA  
WEST BENGAL (GC-78)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
336 1 KINKAR POSHAK  
337 2 SUKANTA KONAR  
338 3 BANSAGOPAL CHOWDHURY  
339 4 BISWARUP BANERJEE  
340 5 SAMIR SAHA  
341 6 ASIT MUKHERJEE  
342 7 JIAUL ALAM  
343 8 DEBANJAN CHAKRABORTY  
344 9 TARUN BHARADWAJ  
345 10 PRANAB DAS  
346 11 SUBRATA PONDA  
347 12 S.M. SADI  
348 13 NIKHIL MUKHERJEE  
349 14 MD. NIZAMUDDIN  
350 15 RATAN BAGCHI  
351 16 GARGI CHATTERJEE F
352 17 SAMAN PATHAK  
353 18 DIPAK DAS GUPTA  
354 19 RATNA DATTA  
355 20 INDRANI MUKHERJEE  
356 21 NEPAL DEV BHATTACHARYA  
357 22 JIBAN SAHA  
358 23 SOUMENDU MUKERJEE  
359 24 DIPANKAR CHAKRABORTY  
360 25 MATIUR RAHAMAN  
361 26 ANJAN CHATTERJEE  
362 27 G.K. SRIVASTAV  
363 28 SUPRIYO ROY  
364 29 MALOY SARKAR  
365 30 SUKHMOIT ORAON F
366 31 RAMPRASAD SENGUPTA  
367 32 KHOKAN MAJUMDAR  
368 33 DEB JYOTI SINHA  
369 34 KANCHAN MUKHERJEE  
370 35 AMAL BHOWMIK  
371 36 HARADHAN BANERJEE  
372 37 BHIM KUMAR  
373 38 TUSAR DEY  
374 39 JYOTIRUP BANERJEE  
375 40 PRANAB BISWAS  
376 41 MD. AZAD  
377 42 KRISHNA ROY CHATTERJEE F
378 43 SUSHIL KUMAR DOLUI  
379 44 RAM DAS  
380 45 PRANAB MAJUMDAR  
381 46 SOMNATH BHATTACHARYA  
382 47 ASIT SEN  
383 48 SUBHAJIT DASGUPTA  
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384 49 SRIDIP ROY CHOWDHURY  
385 50 SIB SANKAR GHOSH  
386 51 JAHAR GHOSAL  
387 52 SWAPAN GUHA NEOGI  
388 53 GOUTAM GOSWAMI  
389 54 RABIN RAI  
390 55 TARIT BARAN TOPDAN  
391 56 SUNIL NATI  
392 57 ASHIM GOSHAL  
393 58 SHILA MONDAL  
394 59 MANISHA CHAKRABORTY  
395 60 MALINA GHOSH  
396 61 MITA GHOSH  
397 62 SIHARAN ACHARYA  
398 63 BELA PATRA F
399 64 ASADULLA GAYEN  
400 65 JITEN NANDI  
401 66 PIYUSH SARKAR  
402 67 ALOKESH DAS  
403 68 AVI BOSE  
404 69 ANIMESH MITRA  
405 70 PRADEEP CHAKRABORTY  
406 71 BASKAR CHATTERJEE  
407 72 MONORANJAN MONDAL  
408 73 DEBI PATHAK  
409 74 DIPAK MITRA  
410 75 SUMAHAN CHAKRABORTY  
411 76 ABHASH ROY CHOWDHURY  
412 77 VACANT FOR PORT  
413 78 VACANT FOR FSUI  
CENTRE (GC-12)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
414 1 RANAJANA NIRULA F
415 2 R LAKSHMAIAH  
416 3 NARENDRA RAO  
417 4 LALIT MISHRA  
418 5 SHYAMAL CHAKROBORTY  
419 6 DEBASHISH ROY  
420 7 NOGEN CHUTIA  
421 8 SHANTANU CHATTERJEE  
422 9 P TYAGI  
423 10 H S RAJPUT  
424 11 ANJU MAINI F
425 12 NISHIT CHOWDHURY  
Sunday, 09 February 2014 13:40

Working Committee

Written by

CENTRE OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (CITU)
WORKING COMMITTEE ELECTED BY THE 16th CONFERENCE OF CITU
23-27 January, Chennai, Tamilnadu

  ANDHRA PRADESH (WC-10)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
1 1 CH. NARSINGA RAO  
2 2 V. UMA MAESWARARAO  
3 3 P. AJAYA KUMAR  
4 4 K. SWARUPA RANI F
5 5 A.V. NAGESWARARAO  
6 6 K. DHANALAXMI F
7 7 K. UMA MAHESWARARAO  
8 8 K. SUBBARAVAMMA F
9 9 M. JAGGUNAIDU  
10 10 R.V. NARSIMHARAO  
       
  ASSAM (WC-02)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
11 1 ASHIT DUTTA  
12 2 VACANT  
       
  BIHAR (WC-01)
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13 1 GANESH SHANKAR SINGH  
       
  DELHI (WC-01)
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14 1 ANURAG SAXENA  
       
  HARYANA (WC-02)
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15 1 SUREKHA  F
16 2 JAI BHAGWAN  
       
  HIMACHAL PRADESH (WC-01)
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17 1 PREM GAUTAM  
       
  JHARKHAND (WC-02)
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18 1 MITHILESH KUMAR SINGH  
19 2 PRAKASH VIPLAV  
       
  KARNATAKA (WC-05)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
20 1 KN UMESH  
21 2 VASHANTHACHARI  
22 3 SYED MUJEEB  
23 4 K. MAHANTESHA  
24 5 SUNANDA HS F
       
  KERALA (WC-45)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
25 1 M K KANNAN  
26 2 N PADMALOCHANAN  
27 3 K P SAHADEVAN  
28 4 A K BALAN  
29 5 T P RAMAKRISHNAN  
30 6 K J THOMAS  
31 7 M CHANDRAN  
32 8 K P MARY F
33 9 V SIVAN KUTTY  
34 10 KATTAKADA SASI  
35 11 NEDUVATHOOR SUNDARESAN  
36 12 P P CHITTARANJAN  
37 13 T K RAJAN  
38 14 C JAYAN BABU  
39 15 K N GOPINATH  
40 16 P P  PREMA F
41 17 U P JOSEPH  
42 18 C KRISHNAN  
43 19 S JAYAMOHAN  
44 20 K K RAMACHANDRAN  
45 21 P K MUKUNDAN  
46 22 C K MANISHANKAR  
47 23 M HAMSA  
48 24 P K SHAJAN  
49 25 P J AJAYAKUMAR  
50 26 V P ZACHARIA  
51 27 K S MOHANAN  
52 28 V SASIKUMAR  
53 29 B THULASEEDHARA KURUP  
54 30 P R MURALIDHARAN  
55 31 K JAYAPRAKASH  
56 32 P GANAKUMAR  
57 33 A V RUSSSEL  
58 34 K MANOHARAN  
59 35 K K PRASANNA KUMARI F
60 36 K MOHANDAS  
61 37 C K HARKRISHNAN  
62 38 K SUNILKUMAR  
63 39 ADV P SAJI  
64 40 MAMPATTA  SREEDHARAN  
65 41 V V BABY  
66 42 SUNITHA KURIEN F
67 43 DHANYA ABID F
68 44 DEEPA K RAJAN F
69 45 P G DILEEP  
       
       
       
  MADHYA PRADESH (WC- 01)
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70 1 AT PADMANABHAN  
       
  MAHARASHTA  (WC- 03)
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71 1 NARSAYYA ADAM MASTER  
72 2 MH SHAIKH  
73 3 VIVEK MONTEIRO  
       
  ODISHA  (WC- 02)
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74 1 JANARDAN PATI  
75 2 DUSHMANTA KUMAR DAS  
       
  PUNJAB  (WC- 02)
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76 1 CHANDER SHEKHAR  
77 2 MOHAN SINGH RORHI  
       
   RAJASTHAN (WC- 01)
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78 1 V.S. RANA  
       
   TAMIL NADU (WC- 10)
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79 1 R SINGARAVELU  
80 2 V KUMAR  
81 3 K THIRUSELVAN  
82 4 K ARUMUGA NAYANAR  
83 5 A JANAKIRAMAN  
84 6 THANGAMOHAN  
85 7 E MUTHUKUMAR  
86 8 K C GOPIKUMAR  
87 9 T DAISY F
88 10 S RAJENDRAN  
       
  TELANGANA (WC- 05)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
89 1 PALADUGU BHASKAR  
90 2 BHUPAL   
91 3 J. VENKATESH  
92 4 SALERAMA  
93 5 P. JAYALAKSHMI F
       
  TRIPURA (WC- 01)
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94 1 SANKAR DATTA  
       
       
  WEST BENGAL (WC- 22)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
95 1 KINKAR POSHAK  
96 2 SUKANTA KONAR  
97 3 BANSAGOPAL CHOWDHURY  
98 4 BISWARUP BANERJEE  
99 5 SAMIR SAHA  
100 6 ASIT MUKHERJEE  
101 7 JIAUL ALAM  
102 8 DEBANJAN CHAKRABORTY  
103 9 TARUN BHARADWAJ  
104 10 PRANAB DAS  
105 11 SUBRATA PONDA  
106 12 S.M. SADI  
107 13 NIKHIL MUKHERJEE  
108 14 MD. NIZAMUDDIN  
109 15 RATAN BAGCHI  
110 16 GARGI CHATTERJEE F
111 17 SAMAN PATHAK  
112 18 DIPAK DAS GUPTA  
113 19 RATNA DATTA F
114 20 INDRANI MUKHERJEE F
115 21 NEPAL DEV BHATTACHARYA  
116 22 JIBAN SAHA  
       
  CENTRE (WC- 08)
Sl. No. Sl. No. Names M/F
117 1 RANAJANA NIRULA F
118 2 R LAKSHMAIAH  
119 3 NARENDRA RAO  
120 4 LALIT MISHRA  
121 5 SHYAMAL CHAKROBORTY  
122 6 DEBASHISH ROY  
123 7 NOGEN CHUTIA  
124 8 SHANTANU CHATTERJEE  


Sunday, 09 February 2014 13:25

Conferences of the CITU

Written by

 

Number Venue Date President General Secretary
1st Calcutta 28-31 May 1970 B.T. Ranadive P. Ramamurti
2nd Ernakulam 18-22 April 1973 B.T. Ranadive P. Ramamurti
3rd Mumbai 21-25 May 1975 B.T. Ranadive P. Ramamurti
4th Chennai 11-15 April 1979 B.T. Ranadive P. Ramamurti
5th Kanpur 13-17 April 1983 B.T. Ranadive Samar Mukherjee
6th Mumbai 18-22 April 1987 B.T. Ranadive Samar Mukherjee
7th Calcutta 13-17 February 1991 E. Balanandan M.K. Pandhe
8th Patna 3-7 March 1994 E. Balanandan M.K. Pandhe
9th Kochi 21-26 April 1997 E. Balanandan M.K. Pandhe
10th Hyderabad 27-31 December 2000 E. Balanandan M.K. Pandhe
11th Chennai 9-14 December 2003 M.K. Pandhe Chittabrata Majumdar
12th Bangalore 17-21 January 2007 M K Pandhe Mohammed Amin *
13th Chandigarh 17-21 March 2010 A K Padmanabhan Tapan Sen
14th Kannur 4-8 April 2013 A K Padmanabhan Tapan Sen
15th Puri 26 - 30 November 2016 K. Hemalatha Tapan Sen
16th Chennai 23-27 January 2020 K. Hemalatha Tapan Sen
Monday, 06 January 2014 17:48

Constitution of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions

Written by

with amendments made in the General Council Meeting held at Kozhikode from 23 to 26 March, 2018.

NAME

1. The name of the organization shall be CENTRE OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (to be designated in abbreviated form as the CITU).

2. The flag of the CITU will be red in colour with hammer and sickle in centre in white colour, with the letters CITU vertically on the left.

AIMS AND OBJECTS

3.  (A) The CITU believes that the exploitation of the working class can be ended only by socializing all means of production: distribution and exchange and establishing a Socialist State. Holding fast the ideal of socialism, the CITU stands for the complete emancipation of the society from all exploitation.

(B) The CITU fights:

(a) Against all encroachments on the economic and social rights of workers and for enlargement of their rights and liberties including the right to strike, for winning, defending and extending the freedom of the democratic and trade union movements,

(b) For the recognition of trade unions on the basis of secret ballot,

(c) For the progressive improvement of wages, for reduction of working hours, for provision of decent housing and improvement of the living conditions of the workers,

(d) For security of full employment, right to work and against the hazards of unemployment,

(e) For full and adequate social security legislation to protect the workers and their families against sickness, accident and old age, providing adequate maternity insurance and pensions for widowed mothers and wives and dependent children, and every other type of social security, for effective control of the worker subscribers over the Provident Fund and ESI Corporations,

(f) For equal wages for equal work,

(g) For the abolition of discrimination based on caste, like untouchability, on gender, and religion, in relation to employment, wages and promotion,

(h)For the protection of the democratic rights of the minorities,

(i) For  formation through election of committees in factories, workshops, business houses and other places where collective work is performed, with a view to control conditions of work in these places,

(j)  For proper vocational training,

(k) For elimination of illiteracy,

(l)  For helping workers organize unions where none exists, for rallying the workers in a single union by uniting the rival unions in one industry.

(C)

(a) In the fight for the immediate interests of the working class the CITU demands:

(1) Nationalization of all foreign monopoly concerns who barbarously exploit our working class,

(2) Nationalization of all concerns owned by Indian monopolists and big industry who garner huge profits at the expense of the workers, who exploit the people by pegging prices at high level and who dictate the anti-labour and anti-people policies of the Government.

(b) The CITU fights against the repressive policies of the Government towards the democratic and trade union movements; it fights against its economic policy of safeguarding the interests of capitalists and landlords and piling burdens on the common people and the working class through increasing taxation and inflation. It fights for replacing the present bourgeois-landlord regime by a democratic regime of the people.

(D)

1.  For this purpose:

(a)The CITU while supporting the democratic demands of other section of the people seeks the help of other democratic forces and organisations in the common fight to replace the present bourgeois-landlord regime by a democratic regime of the people.

(b)The CITU raises its voice against the growing dependence of our economy on American and other foreign monopoly capital and piling up of foreign debts which is leading to severe exploitation of the working class and creating a dangerous situation for national freedom.

2.  The CITU promotes relations of solidarity with the peasants and agricultural workers in the fight for land, against usury and rent, and high taxation and lend every help to the forces of agrarian revolution, to support in full the struggle of the agricultural workers for higher wages and decent conditions. The CITU believes that no lasting improvement in the economic conditions of the working class is possible without a complete liquidation of the feudal land relationship, and ending the monopoly of the big landlords.

3.  It promotes international solidarity and unity with the workers of other countries in the common fight for socialism, promote fraternal relations and deep bonds of unity with workers and people of socialist countries.

4.  It helps peoples in their fight against imperialist domination and aggression and render all assistance to national liberation movements against imperialism.

5.  The CITU fights for the maintenance of world peace, against all imperialist plots for unleashing world war, against nuclear war and for the abolition of all nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.

6.  It fights for peaceful co-existence between states belonging to different social systems.

7.  It fights for a foreign policy based on friendly relations with neighboring countries, opposing war and supporting peace and national liberation movements

8.  The CITU co-operates with international trade union organisations for the furtherance of the common aims of the trade union movement

9.  It firmly adheres to the position that no social transformation can be brought about without class struggle and shall constantly repel attempts to take the working class along the path of class collaboration.

DEMOCRATIC FUNCTIONING

(a) To achieve its purpose the CITU will constantly endeavour to build united activity with other central organisations and of unions and organisations affiliated and not affiliated, in the struggle for common objectives.

(b) The CITU considers that the democratic functioning of the organisation at all levels and of its constituents is essential to achieve its objectives.

(c) The democratic functioning of the organisation requires strict adherence to the provisions of the Constitution regarding periodic meetings of CITU bodies, to the discharge of the obligations of their responsibilities and the collective functioning of the various bodies under the Constitution.

(d) The minority view point in the CITU bodies, should have the right of free expression, and should be given adequate representation in all its bodies. This will be ensured by the method of cumulative voting.

(e) The CITU bodies at the centre have the responsibility of ensuring that the State Committees and other bodies that may be elected, function democratically, according to the rules laid down, ensuring free expression, within the organisation for all sections.

(f) The State Committees of the CITU will ensure that the constituent unions function democratically, according to their Constitution and take up all complaints about non-democratic functioning with the parties concerned.

(g) The decisions of the bodies of the CITU shall be taken by a simple majority. A two-thirds majority will be required if the issue concerns amendment of the Constitution or the establishment of modification of its programme. Normally elections to the bodies of the CITU will be held on the basis of cumulative voting.

COMPOSITIOIN OF THE CITU

5.  The CITU consists of:

(i)  the affiliated unions,

(ii) the delegates assembled at the triennial or special session of the CITU Conference.

(iii) the General Council,

(iv)  the Working Committee and,

(v)   the State Conference, the State Committees and State Councils.

THE CITU CONFERENCE

6    (1) The General Session will meet once in every three years. The session will be called the CITU Conference. It is the highest organ of authority in the CITU and all bodies of the CITU derive their authority from it.

     (2) The Conference will consist of the delegates elected by the constituent unions in accordance with the rules under the Constitution and the office bearers of the CITU will have the same status as the elected delegates.

     (3) The functions and powers of the CITU Conference are as follows:

(a) Adopting the programme and the general policy of the CITU, making such changes in them as are considered necessary in the interests of the working class.

(b) Discussion and adoption of the report presented by the General Secretary, discussion and adoption of such other reports that may be presented by the General Council on the questions of the agenda,

(c) Examination and discussion of questions put to the Conference by constituent State Committees and constituent unions,

(d) Pass resolutions on current questions affecting the working class,

(e) Take decisions on affiliations of unions, on disaffiliation and other type of disciplinary actions,

(f) Election of the General Council according to the rules prescribed,

(g) Election of the Office Bearers,

(h) The Conference will fix its own agenda,

(i) It will modify or amend the present Constitution,

(j) It will pass the audited Statement of Accounts,

(k) It will take any other decision consistent with the programme and the Constitution of the CITU.

SPECIAL SESSION

7. A special session of the CITU Conference in between two triennial sessions may be called by the General Council or on a requisition from unions representing one-fourth of the total strength of the membership of the CITU.

ELECTIOIN OF DELEGATES TO CITU SESSION

8.  (a) For the General or the Special Session of the CITU the affiliated unions shall be entitled to elect delegates on the basis to be decided each time by the General Council prior to the Conference taking into consideration possibility of making arrangements for the total number of delegates and need for protecting the interests of smaller unions.

(b) To ascertain the number of delegates which an affiliated union is entitled to send to the CITU Conference, the basis shall be the number of paying members existing on the register of the union, as disclosed in the balance sheet of the union, for the calendar year prior to the session of the CITU, duly certified by the auditor.

(c) An affiliated union shall furnish to the General Secretary of the CITU the names and addresses of the delegates two weeks before the date fixed for the session of the CITU.

(d) Delegates’ cards will be issued on production of a certificate of election by the General Secretary or President of concerned state committee of CITU and on payment of a delegate fee of an amount fixed by the Working Committee or General Council of CITU.

(e) No person who is not an office-bearer or a paying member or an honorary member of the affiliated union, shall be entitled to be elected as a delegate to the CITU Conference.

(f) Proposals from the constituent unions on the agenda of the Conference of the CITU must be signed by the President or the Secretary of the Union sending them and must reach the General Secretary of the CITU at least two weeks before the time fixed for the Conference of the CITU.

(g) At the session of the CITU, the official business shall be given priority over other business.

THE GENERAL COUNCIL

9.  (a) The General Council shall comprise :-

(i) Office Bearers

(ii) 425 other members elected by the CITU Conference as per norms noted below.The 425 seats as above will be distributed among the State Committees of the CITU in proportion to their respective membership strength to the total membership of the CITU forming the basis of election of delegates to the CITU Conference.(Explanation: This 425 shall include 125 members of the Working Committee, as in Section 10,(1)

(aa)The delegates from each state shall elect the member(s) from the respective state as per number determined as at (a) above.

(aaa)The names of members of the General Council elected as above shall be approved by the CITU Conference.

(B) POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL

(a) The General Council following its election by the conference, will elect the Working Committee. The General Council will be the highest authority between two Conferences of the CITU.

(b)The General Council will implement the policies and resolutions of the Conference, will review the situation in the trade union movement from time to time and take all necessary steps to further the policies of the organisation, to defend the interests of the working class and unify its ranks.

(c)It will examine and discuss reports presented by the General Secretary and other office bearers on behalf of the Working Committee or the Secretariat of CITU and take appropriate decisions, it will examine whether all CITU Bodies are functioning democratically according to the Constitution and take appropriate steps to remedy weakness.

(d) It will set up work plans for CITU committees to expand trade union work, bring fresh workers within the organization and help the workers to build united unions and unity in the trade union movement.

(e) It will co-ordinate the activities of the affiliated unions all over India, endeavour to develop common actions, it will render help and guidance to working class strikes, conducted by affiliated or non-affiliated unions, develop solidarity actions among workers of different industries and States and among workers and employees.(f) It will approve the Statements of Accounts submitted by the Treasurer.

(g) It will take urgent steps in the interest of the movement wherever necessary.

(h) It will affiliate new unions and has the right to disaffiliate defaulting unions according to the rules of the Constitution.

(i) The General Council will popularize the objectives of the CITU. It will take concrete decisions to fight against the anti-labour and anti-people polices of the ruling classes and the Government.

(j) The General Council will fix the date and venue of the CITU Conference or authorise the Working Committee or the Secretariat to fix the date and venue of the Conference and convene it.

(k) The General Council will have the right to call a special session in between two sessions of the Conference.

(l) The General Council can fill the vacancy of an office-bearer whenever it will arise.

(m) It will amend the Constitution in case of emergency.

THE WORKING COMMITTEE

10.(1) The Working Committee of the CITU shall comprise:

(a) Office-bearers and

(b) 125 members elected by and out of the General   Council from each state in the same manner and proportion, as described in Section 9. (A) (ii) (a).

(c) The names of members of the Working Committee elected as above shall be approved by the meeting of the General Council.

(2) The Working Committee shall meet at least once a year.

(3) In between two sessions of the General Council, the Working Committee will act on behalf of General Council, exercise its authority, except in relation to the amendment of the Constitution, and discharge all its responsibilities.

(4) The decisions of the Working Committee will have to be placed for endorsement before the next session of General Council.

(5) On a requisition from the unions representing one-fourth of the total membership of the CITU, the Working Committee shall take steps to call a special session of the CITU within two months of the receipt of the requisition for purpose of transaction of the business mentioned in the requisition.

OFFICE-BEARERS OF THE CITU

11.(1) (a) The office-bearers of the CITU shall consist of:

(i) a President

(ii) a General Secretary

(iii) Vice-Presidents

(iv) A Treasurer, and

(v) Secretaries,

(Explanation: The number of Vice-Presidents and Secretaries will be decided by the Conference at each session)

(b) The office-bearers shall be elected by the CITU Conference, after having received nominations duly proposed and recommended by one or more delegates. Nominees must be person who are elected delegates at the Session or retiring office-bearers.

(2)   (a) The President shall preside over the meetings of the General Council and the Working Committee. The outgoing President shall preside at the triennial conference and any conference that may be held during his/her term of office.

(b)The President along with the General Secretary and the Secretariat bears the responsibility of executing the decisions of the Working Committee and the General Council, maintain close contacts with the State units, to ensure collective functioning at all levels, to popularize CITU policies and explain these in relation to current issues.

(3) A Vice-President shall preside over the meeting of the General Council or the Working Committee in the absence of the President. All the Vice-Presidents will act as members of Presidium during General and Special Sessions of the CITU to assist the president in conducting the deliberations.

(4) The General Secretary is responsible for the activities of the CITU in between two sessions of the Working Committee. He/She in consultation with the president and the Secretaries may take urgent decisions to further the work of the organisation. Such decisions are to be endorsed by the Working Committee or the General Council whichever meets earlier.

(5) The General Secretary shall present to the CITU Conference a report of the work done by the General Council and Working Committee during the period between two Sessions. The report should also contain details of the activities of the State Units. It should specifically report on the collective and democratic functioning of the organisation at all levels and detail out steps to be taken to develop the organic unity of the organisation. Besides, it should deal with current problems of vital interest to the movement and suggestions to meet them in full conformity with the policies and programme of the Constitution. The General Secretary or the Secretariat will also submit reports of work to the periodical meetings of the Working Committee and the General Council.

(6) The Treasurer is responsible for the maintenance of proper accounts of all the fund of the CITU and keeping them in safe custody. He/She shall ensure that the CITU funds are spent in accordance with the decisions of the Working Committee and as per the direction of the General Secretary, or the Secretariat. He/She shall get the accounts audited every year and submit them before the Working Committee and the General Council for approval. He/She will also present a statement of accounts and balance sheet duly certified by auditors to the Conference of CITU.

(7) The Secretaries shall assist the General Secretary in carrying out his responsibilities.

(8) The President, the General Secretary, all the Secretaries and the office-bearers, constitute the Secretariat of the CITU.

(9) In case of emergency, or when either the General Council or Working Committee cannot be convened decision on important questions may be taken by circular to the members to Working Committee.

endorsed by the Working Committee or the General Council whichever meets earlier.

(5) The General Secretary shall present to the CITU Conference a report of the work done by the General Council and Working Committee during the period between two Sessions. The report should also contain details of the activities of the State Units. It should specifically report on the collective and democratic functioning of the organisation at all levels and detail out steps to be taken to develop the organic unity of the organisation. Besides, it should deal with current problems of vital interest to the movement and suggestions to meet them in full conformity with the policies and programme of the Constitution. The General Secretary or the Secretariat will also submit reports of work to the periodical meetings of the Working Committee and the General Council.

(6) The Treasurer is responsible for the maintenance of proper accounts of all the fund of the CITU and keeping them in safe custody. He shall ensure that the CITU funds are spent in accordance with the decisions of the Working Committee and as per the direction of the General Secretary, or the Secretariat. He shall get the accounts audited every year and submit them before the Working Committee and the General Council for approval. He will also present a statement of accounts and balance sheet duly certified by auditors to the Conference of CITU.

(7) The Secretaries shall assist the General Secretary in carrying out his responsibilities.

(8) The President, the General Secretary, all the Secretaries and the office-bearers, constitute the Secretariat of the CITU.

(9) In case of emergency, or when either the General Council or Working Committee cannot be convened decision on important questions may be taken by circular to the members to Working Committee.

NOTICE FOR MEETING

12.1  (a) Notice of (the time, place and agenda) meetings of the Working Committee, the General Council and the triennial or special session of CITU shall be issued by the General Secretary and in his absence by one of the Secretaries.

(b) For the meeting of the Working Committee and the General Council, at least 15 days notice shall be given and for the CITU Conference, at least one month’s notice shall be given.

(c) Full two months notice is necessary for changes in the Constitution and programme of the CITU.

(d) Emergency meeting of Working Committee can be called by giving a notice of 7 days.

(e) These provisions apply in relation to the meeting of the State Conferences, and State Committees. The Secretary of the State Conferences, and State Committees. The Secretary of the State Committee will issue the required notices.

  1. The quorum at the CITU Conference and at the meeting of the General Council, the Working Committee, the State Conferences, State Committees and Councils, shall be one-third of the members of the delegates or members of the respective bodies.

STATE COMMITTEES

13.  (a) The State Committees and State Council (wherever they exist) of the CITU constitute vital link between the CITU central bodies and the activities of the constituent unions.

(b) The State Committees and Councils are directly responsible for guiding the constituent unions and their activities in the State in defence of the interests of the working class, implementing the CITU policies and expanding the trade union activities, for rallying workers to build one union in one industry by uniting rival unions.

(c) The State Committees and Councils have the responsibility of coordinating the activities of affiliated unions in the State, working for joint actions with non-affiliated organisations and keeping the Central Office informed of its activities.

(d) The State Committees and Councils have the responsibility of propagating the political objectives and policies of the CITU as described in Section 3.

(e) It is their responsibility to ensure collective and democratic functioning in the State and constituent unions so that close ties are evolved between different unions and between the members and leaders of each union. It is also their responsibility to see that minority opinion is given freedom of expression and proper representation in the elected bodies.

(f) Corresponding to the CITU Conference, there shall be held every three years at least a conference of delegates of all the unions in the State, affiliated to the CITU. The Conference will elect a State Council corresponding to the General Council which in its turn will elect a State Committee. In case the State Conference feels that a Council is not necessary, it may directly elect the State Committee.

(g) The State Conference will elect such office-bearers as it may think fit, apart from a President, General Secretary and a Treasurer.

(h) The State Conference will lay down the basis of representation on the State Council or the State Committee and the number of members for the Committee and the Council.

(i) The State Conference at its Session will:

(1) take decisions to implement the policies of the CITU Conference, General Council and Working Committee; ensure the implementation of these policies and report on violation, if any, by unions,

(2) discuss and adopt the report of the General Secretary,

(3) adopt the statement of accounts submitted by the Treasurer,

(4) discuss immediate issues including the policy of the State Government and take appropriate decisions. It will discuss questions affecting all India movement, labour legislations and policies of the Government of India, and take decisions and suggest decisions to the General Council.

(5) take all measures to co-ordinate the activities of constituent unions, develop one union in one industry, and take steps to initiate and guide the struggle of the working class in the State; and develop solidarity actions with the workers in other states,

(6)recommend unions for affiliation to the General Council in accordance with rules laid down in the Constitution, it will also recommend the disaffiliation of unions to the General Council on the grounds enumerated in the Constitution,

(7) actively popularize the political objectives of the CITU and take decisions for appropriate political action where necessary. In particular it will make special endeavours to build close ties with kisan organisations and support the struggle of the poor peasants and agricultural workers for land and decent wages.

(j) In between two sessions of the State Conference the State Council or the State Committee where the Council does not exist will function as the leading body in the State and fulfill all the responsibilities and all the powers of the State Conference.

(k) The State Committee will function between two sessions of the State Council and discharge all its responsibility and have all its powers.

(l) The State Committee will meet at least once in two months and the Council once in four months.

(m) The State Committee will consider all applications for affiliation from the State and forward them to the CITU office with its recommendations. Such application shall be forwarded by the State Committee to the General Secretary within a period of two months from its receipt by the Committee.

(n) The State Council may frame bye-laws for its functioning consistent with the provision of the Constitution.

(o) The State Committee or Council may also permit the formation of district committees, city or Regional coordination committees or block/village level coordination committees wherever necessary for the co-ordination of the activities of the Trade Unions in the area and for carrying out the objective of the CITU.

DISTRICT COMMITTEES

(a) The state committees should form district committees wherever there are sufficient number of unions in the district and the objective conditions to form such a committee exist.

(b) The district committees constitute the most important link between the state committees, state councils and the unions.

(c) The district committees should function under the guidance of the state committee.

(d) The district committees should coordinate movements of the unions at the district level. They have to ensure, promote and defend independent and democratic functioning of the affiliated unions in the district and guard against the trend of interfering in day to day functioning of the unions. They cannot be considered as higher committees of the unions.

(e) The district committees are largely responsible for execution, in the districts, of all decisions taken at the all India and state level by the CITU.

(f) The district committees should play a major role in consolidating organized trade unions in the district and guide them.

(g) The district committees have the responsibility of propagating, at the district level, the political objectives and policies of the CITU as described in Section 3.

(h) The district committees are directly responsible for identifying and developing CITU cadres in the district.

(i) It is the responsibility of the district committees to ensure collective functioning in the district and constituent unions so that close ties are evolved between different unions and between members and leaders of each union in the district.

(j) Corresponding to the state conference, there shall be held every three years, at least a conference of delegates of all the unions affiliated to the CITU in the district. The conference will elect such office bearers as per the guidance of the state committee apart from a president secretary and a treasurer. It will also elect a district committee.

(k) The state committee or state council may also permit the formation of city, block, regional or village coordination committees wherever it thinks necessary. The function of all such lower level committees will be to develop coordination between the activities of the trade unions in the area and carrying out the objectives of the CITU.

AFFILIATION OF UNIONS

15 (a) The CITU may affiliate to itself any bonafide trade union which satisfies the following conditions:-

(i) The trade union seeking affiliation shall make an application in prescribed form;

(ii) It shall pay every year affiliation fee and special levies as provided in these rules;

(iii) It shall send a copy of its Constitution, a list of office bearers, a copy of the Statement of Accounts for the calendar year giving an average paying membership, duly audited by an auditor, and such other information as the General Secretary of the CITU may require;

(iv) The application for affiliation shall be forwarded through the State Committee concerned, wherever such a Committee exists, to the General Secretary, CITU, within a period of two months from its receipt by the Committee, with its remarks regarding the eligibility of the union for affiliation, under the Constitution of the CITU;

(v) The minimum fee which a union desiring affiliation henceforward to the CITU shall charge its members, shall not be less than twelve rupees per year, to be collected either monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly;

(b) The Working Committee of the CITU shall have the authority to accept or reject any application for affiliation from a trade union, provided, however, that an aggrieved union has the right to appeal to the General Council or Special Session of the CITU.

AFFILIATION FEES

16.  Each affiliated union shall pay to the CITU:

(a) An affiliation fee at the rate of two rupees (Rs.2/-) per member per calendar year subject to the minimum of Rs.100/-.

(b) The annual subscription of the journal, The Working Class or CITU Mazdoor and The Voice of Working Woman or Kamkaji Mahila.

(c) Such other amount as may be fixed by the General Council and/or the State Committee in order to facilitate the functioning.

(d) All three contributions vide (a) (b) & (c) above are inseparable part of affiliation fee.

17.(i) The affiliation fee shall be paid by the 30th June each year. However, if the Conference is held before June 30th, the affiliation fee for the year shall be paid before the Conference. If in the case of any union there is difficulty in ascertaining the full membership for the year, because of earlier payment, the previous year’s membership may be accepted as the membership for the Conference. The special contribution or levy shall become payable as and when fixed in each case. Non-payment of the affiliation fee that has become due shall disqualify the defaulting union from voting at or participating in the Conference of the CITU or any of its constituent bodies, until the payment is made; provided that the Working Committee may in special cases for reason to be recorded, remove the disqualifications.

(ii) A union when disqualified for non-payment of the affiliation fees may be reaffiliated on payment of the arrears and the current fees.

(iii) In case a union is disqualified, within the meaning of clause

(iv) for a period of not less than 12 months the General secretary may issue a notice to the Union concerned, to make good within three months all the dues at the date of notice. In case the union fails to pay all such arrears, demanded within the time given, it shall be liable for disaffiliation. The General Council may, for reasons to be specified, waive the whole or part of these arrears in the case of specified unions.

ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

18.  Delegates and advisers of various national and international conferences and meetings shall be ordinarily elected at meetings of the General Council or the Working Committee whichever is in session. In case of emergency, or when either the General Council or the Working Committee cannot be convened, decisions may be taken by circular to the members of the Working Committee.

INTERNATIOINAL AFFILIATION

19.  The CITU may be affiliated to such international bodies as have the same or similar objectives.

FINANCE

20.  The funds of the CITU shall be kept in a bank and the Working Committee shall have the power to nominate such persons from among the office-bearers of the CITU, one of whom must be the Treasurer, who may be authorized to open and operate such bank accounts.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

21(a) The General Council shall have the power to disaffiliate any union which fails to pay its affiliation dues, or which is willfully working against the interests and the constitution of the CITU.

(b) The General Council shall have the power to remove any office-bearer guilty of anti-working class action. It shall have the right to take similar action against any member of the General Council guilty of the above action. Before taking such action the person concerned shall be given an opportunity to explain his/her conduct.

(c) The State Committees and other bodies shall have similar rights in relation to their members.

(d) The individuals or unions concerned have the right to appeal to the CITU Conference or the State Conference, against action taken by the General Council or the State Council or the State Committee respectively.

(e) The General Council shall have power to decide by a two-third majority to dissolve or reorganise a State Committee or State Council if it is functioning against the policies of the CITU or is unable to discharge its responsibilities because of inactivity or any other cause. Before taking such action, the General Council shall convene a meeting of the State Committee or State Council to give a hearing to its members. Within six months of taking such action, the General Council shall convene a Conference of the unions of the State to elect State Committee and/or State Council.

BYE-LAWS

22.  The General Council shall have the power to make bye laws, not inconsistent with the Constitution.