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The CITU associated with eleven industry-wise federations operating in India. They are:

1) Steel Workers Federation of India
2) All India Plantation Workers’ Federation
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) Sugar Workers’ Federation of India
9) All India Jute Workers Federation
10) All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers
11) All India Beedi Workers Federation.

Besides these CITU affiliated Industrial Federations, there are a number of Industry-wise Federations functioning in the country in various important industrial sectors, service sectors and Government sectors like Insurance, Banking, Oil and Petroleum, Chemical Fertilizer, Defence Production, Pharmaceutical Production & Marketing, Confederations of Central Government Employees, Federation of State Government Employees which are not affiliated with any central trade union but represent hundreds of thousands of workers. These Federations participate and contribute in big strength in the struggles of the working class in the country. Now amongst the leadership of these Federations there are important leaders who function in close coordination with CITU and these Federations are thus having close intimate organisational relations with CITU and hence can also be reckoned for counting the overall influence of CITU in the trade union movement of the country.

It is important to mention that the CITU has effective organisational presence in all the major industrial and service sectors in the country through different organisational structure apart from the federations noted above. The major sectors may be identified as Coal, Electricity, Steel, Heavy Engineering, Construction, Electronics, Oil & Natural Gas – production, refining and marketing, Petrochemicals, Fertilisers, Pharmaceuticals, Rail, Road, Air & Water Transport, Port & Docks, Telecommunications, Textile, Financial & other service sectors, Plantation etc.

The CITU’s understanding and perception about the whole idea of industry-wise all India federations has been to develop a unified common understanding on the approach and outlook and also to develop an organisation of the workers of the particular industry, on the basis of which a stronger countrywide movement can be launched. Further such Federations can play in developing the level of industry-wise countrywide consciousness of the workers of the respective industries and also address problem of uneven organisational development within the industry.

Our industry-wise Federations have played very important role in building up united struggles in different industries. CITU’s strength has considerably increased among the mass of the workers in the industries including the core and strategic ones.. CITU’s initiative have become much more pronounced in formulating the line and strategies of united struggles in different industry-wise struggles. Today any major industry-level united struggles cannot be even conceived of without active initiative and participation of CITU.

Some of the Federations working in public sector undertakings have recognised status in bipartite wage negotiations committee. They have also ties of friendship with several foreign trade unions working in their respective industries and participate in international T.U conference.

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

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

VICE PRESIDENTS SECRETARIES
A K PADMANABHAN S DEVROYE
SHYAMAL CHAKRABORTY DIPAK DASGUPTA
BASUDEV ACHARIA ELAMARAM KARIM
J S MAJUMDER KASHMIR SINGH THAKUR
A. SOUNDARARAJAN PRASANTA NANDI CHOWDHURY
K.O. HABEEB G SUKUMARAN
MERCYKUTTY AMMA M SAIBABU
ANATHALAVATTOM ANANDAN K K DIVAKARAN
MAKIK DEY P NANDAKUMAR
MALATHI CHITTIBABU RATNA DUTTA
SUDHA BHASKAR M A GAFFOOR
RAGHUNATH SINGH D D RAMANANDAN
BISHNU MAHANTY A R SINDHU
S VARALAXMI K CHANDRAN PILLAI
D L KARAD MEENAKSHISUNDARAM
BABY RANI USHA RANI

PERMANENT INVITEE:   SUKOMAL SEN

Sunday, 09 February 2014 13:48

General Council

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CENTRE OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (CITU)
GENERAL COUNCIL ELECTED BY THE 15TH CONFERENCE OF CITU
26-30 November, Puri, Odisha

ANDAMAN (GC:1 )

  1.   B CHANDRACHOODAN

ANDHRA PRADESH (GC: 28  WC: 8)

1

CH NARASINGA RAO

WC

 

2

A V NAGESWARA RAO

WC

 

3

K DHANALAKSHMI

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 FEMALE

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V UMAMAHESWARA RAO

WC

 

5

K UMAMAHESWARA RAO

WC

 

6

K SUBBARAVAMMA

WC

FEMALE 

7

SWAROOPA RANI

WC

 FEMALE

8

JAGGU NAIDU

WC

 

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P AJAYAKUMAR

   

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P ROJA

 

 FEMALE

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D GOVINDA RAO

   

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RAMESH

   

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VENUGOPAL

   

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D N V D PRASAD

   

15

RAJA RAMMOHAN ROY

   

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N CH SRINIVAS

   

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Y NARASIMHA RAO

   

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SUPRAJA

 

 FEMALE

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K NAGESWARA RAO

   

20

CH SRINIVAS

   

21

P MOHAN RAO

   

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K MURALI

   

23

P RADHAKRISHNA

   

24

BALAKASI

   

25

AYODHYARAM

   

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SAMRAJYAM

 

 FEMALE

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N BRAHMACHARI

   

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CH SUNDARAIAH

   

ASSAM  (GC:  08   WC:  02)

1

ASHIT DUTTA

WC

 

2

TAPAN SARMA

WC

 

3

NAGEN CHUTIA

   

4

BIBEKANANDA ADHIKARI

   

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MADAN TALUKDAR

   

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MINA MECH

 

FEMALE

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DINESH NAYAK

   

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BIREN SARMA

   

BIHAR  (GC:  03    WC: 01)

1

GANESH SHANKAR SINGH

WC

 

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DIPAK BHATTACHARYA

   

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SHIV SHANKAR SINGH

   

CHATTISGARH ( GC:  02   WC:01)

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A K LAL

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B SANYAL

   

DELHI  (GC: 02  WC: 01)

1

ANURAG SAXENA

WC

 

2

VIRENDER GAUR

   

GUJARAT (GC:  01)

1

ARUN MEHTA

   

HARYANA  (GC: 07  WC: O2)

1

VINOD KUMAR

WC

 

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JAI BHAGWAN

WC

 

3

SATVIR SINGH

   

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SUKHBIR

   

5

SUREKHA

 

FEMALE

6

SURESH KUMAR

   

7

DESH RAJ

   

HIMACHAL PRADESH  (GC: 02  WC:  01)

1

PREM GAUTAM

WC

 

2

JAGAT RAM

   

JAMMU & KASHMIR  (GC: 01)

1

OM PRAKASH

   

JHARKHAND  (GC: 10  WC: 03)

1

SUDHIR DAS

WC

 

2

PRAKASH VIPLAV

WC

 

3

MITHILESH SINGH

WC

 

4

B K L DAS

   

5

MANJU MUNDA

 

FEMALE

6

MD EKBAL

   

7

NITU ORAON

 

FEMALE

8

R P SINGH

   

9

PANUWA GORAIT

   

10

MAHESH MUNDA

   

KARNATAKA  (GC: 18  WC:05)

1

V J K NAIR

WC

 

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K N UMESH

WC

 

3

SYED MUJEEB

WC

 

4

VASANTHA ACHARI

WC

 

5

YAMUNA GAONKAR

WC

 FEMALE

6

K SHANKAR

   

7

K MAHANTESH

   

8

VEERA SWAMY

   

9

MANTANA GOWDA

   

10

SHANTA N GHANTE

 

 FEMALE

11

H S SUNANDA

 

 FEMALE

12

BALAKRISHNA SHETTY

   

13

SUNIL KUMAR BAJAJ

   

14

R S BASAVARAJU

   

15

MALINI MESHTHA

 

 FEMALE

16

MAHESH PATHAR

   

17

N PRATAP SHIMMA

   

18

PARMESH P K

   

KERALA  (GC: 125  WC: 36)

1

A K BALAN

WC

 

2

T P RAMAKRISHNAN

WC

 

3

K J THOMAS

WC

 

4

S SARMA

WC

 

5

K K JAYACHANDRAN

WC

 

6

K P MARY

WC

FEMALE

7

P RAGHAVAN

WC

 

8

P J AJAYAKUMAR

WC

 

9

KOOTTAYI BASHEER

WC

 

10

NEDUVATHOOR SUNDARESAN

WC

 

11

GEORGE K ANTONY

WC

 

12

N PADMALOCHANAN

WC

 

13

M V JAYARAJAN

WC

 

14

K P SAHADEVAN

WC

 

15

M CHANDRAN

WC

 

16

M M VARGHESE

WC

 

17

KATTAKKADA SASI

WC

 

18

V C KARTHYAYANI

WC

FEMALE

19

V SIVAN KUTTY

WC

 

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S SUDEVAN

WC

 

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K N GOPINATH

WC

 

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T K RAJAN

WC

 

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P P CHITTARANJAN

WC

 

24

P P PREMA

WC

 FEMALE

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C JAYAN BABU

WC

 

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B THULASEEDHARA KURUP

WC

 

27

R NAZAR

WC

 

28

U P JOSEPH

WC

 

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C KRISHNAN

WC

 

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MANISHANKAR

WC

 

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P K MUKUNDAN

WC

 

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P K SHAJAN

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E KASSIM

WC

 

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C K HARIKRISHNAN

WC

 

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P S MADHUSOODANAN

WC

 

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KADAKAMPALLI SURENDRAN

   

37

PATTOM VMADEVAN NAIR

   

38

THIRUVALLOM SIVARAJAN

   

39

ADV BINDU UMMER

 

 FEMALE

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PULLUVILA STANLEY

   

41

ADV A SAMPATH

   

42

ADV SASIKUMAR

   

43

MANNARAM RAMACHANDRAN

   

44

V K MADHU

   

45

E G MOHANAN

   

46

M G MEENABIKA

 

FEMALE 

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K S SUNIL KUMAR

   

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MURALI MADANTHANKODE

   

49

ADV V RAVEENDRAN NAIR

   

50

K P KURUP

   

51

P R VASANTHAN

   

52

T VENUGOPAL

   

53

S BEEMABEEVI

 

 FEMALE

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L GEETHA

 

 FEMALE

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K SUBHAGAN

   

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S JAYAMOHANAN

   

57

A ANIRUDHAN

   

58

K C RAJAGOPAL

   

59

S HARIDASAN

   

60

L LALITHA

 

 FEMALE

61

K PRASAD

   

62

C B CHANDRA BABU

   

63

C S SUJATHA

 

 FEMALE

64

V A MANY

   

65

B RAJENDRAN

   

66

M SURENDRAN

   

67

V N VASAVAN

   

68

T R REGHUNATHAN

   

69

V P EBRAHIM

   

70

K S MOHANAN

   

71

K V SASI

   

72

G VIJAYANAND

   

73

C N MOHANAN

   

74

S KRISHNAMOORTHY

   

75

ADV MERCY GEORGE

 

 FEMALE

76

K A CHACKOCHAN

   

77

P R MURALEEDHARAN

   

78

K F DAVIS

   

79

K V JOSE

   

80

K V HARIDAS

   

81

A K RAMACHANDRAN

   

82

BABU M PALISSERY

   

83

R V IQBAL

   

84

K K PRESENNAKUMARI

 

FEMALE

85

A PRABHAKARAN

   

86

M HAMSA

   

87

P K SASI

   

88

T K ACHUTHAN

   

89

V SASIKUMAR

   

90

K RAMDAS

   

91

V P SAKKARIA

   

92

V P KUNJIKRISHNAN

   

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T DASAN

   

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M DHARMAJAN

   

95

K K MAMMU

   

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V V BABY

   

97

C K PAREED

   

98

ARAKKAN BALAN

   

99

T P SREEDHARAN

   

100

K P RAJAN

   

101

MARY JOB

 

FEMALE

102

K RAGHAVAN

   

103

K BALAKRISHNAN

   

104

V V PRASENNAKUMARI

 

FEMALE

105

D VIJAYAN

   

106

G RAJAMMA

 

FEMALE

107

V A MURUKAN

   

108

N MUHAMMED

   

109

V S ANOOP

   

110

MAMPETTA SREEDHARAN

   

111

K MOHAN DAS

   

112

K M SURENDRAN

   

113

C T ANIL

   

114

V LEKSHMANAN

   

115

C K HAJIRA

 

FEMALE

116

VAIKOM VISWAN

   

117

JOSE T ABRAHAM

   

118

A SIYAVUDEEN

   

119

ADV P LALAJI BABU

   

120

R GOPALAKRISHNAN

   

121

K A ALI AKBAR

   

122

P V SAHADEVAN

   

123

P G DILEEP

WC

 LICAOI

124

L MANJUNATH

 

 LICAOI

125

SURJITH KUMAR BOSE

 

 LICAOI

MADHYA PRADESH  (GC: 04  WC: 01)

1

PRAMODH PRADHAN

WC

 

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RAMVILAS GOSWAMI

   

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A.T.PADMANABHAN

   

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P S PANDEY

   

MAHARASHTRA  (GC: 13  WC: 04)

1

SAYEED AHMED

WC

 

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M H SHAIK

WC

 

3

ADAM MASTER

WC

 

4

VIVEK MONTEIRO

 WC

 

5

SHUBHA SHAMIM

 

 FEMALE

6

UDHAV BHAWALKAR

   

7

AMRUT MESHRAM

   

8

SUBHASH JADHAV

   

9

VASANT PAWAR

   

10

NALINI KALBURGI

 

 FEMALE

11

NASEEMA SHAIK

 

 FEMALE

12

BHARMA KAMBLE

   

13

K R RAGHU

   

ODISHA  (GC: 07  WC: 02)

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LAMBODAR NAYAK

WC

 

2

DUSHMANTA DAS

WC

 

3

RADHA RAMAN SADANGI

   

4

BIMAN MAITY

   

5

PRAMOD SAMAL

   

6

BANAMALI DHUPAL

   

7

JAHANGIR ALI

   

PUNJAB  (GC: 10  WC: 03)

1

VIJAY MISHRA

WC

 

2

CHANDER SEKHAR

WC

 

3

JATINDER PAL SINGH

 WC

 

4

TARSEM JODHAN

   

5

DEVRAJ VERMA

   

6

MOKINDER KUMAR

   

7

SHER SINGH PARWAHI

   

8

HANUMAN PRASAD

   

9

HARJEET KAUR

 

FEMALE

10

SUBHASH RANI

 

FEMALE

RAJASTHAN  (GC: 04  WC: 01)

1

B S RANA

WC

 

2

RAVINDRA SHUKLA

   

3

R K SWAMI

   

4

HAZARILAL SHARMA

   

TAMILNADU  (GC: 35  WC: 10)

1

R SINGARAVELU

WC

 

2

V KUMAR

WC

 

3

R KARUMALAYAN

WC

 

4

K THIRUCHELVAN

WC

 

5

K ARUMUGA NAYANAR

WC

 

6

S S SUBRAMANIAN

WC

 

7

A JANAKIRAMAN

WC

 

8

M MAHALAKSHMI

WC

FEMALE

9

K THANGAMOHAN

WC

 

10

S ARUMUGAM

WC

 

11

R SINGARAM

   

12

M HYDA HELLEN

 

FEMALE

13

C THIRUVETTAI

   

14

SK MAHENDRAN

   

15

S RAJENDRAN

   

16

M KUMAR

   

17

T A LATHA

 

FEMALE

18

R MOHAN

   

19

P KARUPPAIYAN

   

20

M CHANDRAN

   

21

R DAIVARAJ

   

22

C JAYABAL

   

24

P MATHEW SIRIYAK

   

25

K R GANESAN

   

26

R RAZUL

   

27

N KASINATHAN

   

28

E MUTHUKUMAR

   

29

T DAISEE

 

FEMALE

30

R ALAGARSAMY

   

31

S SUBRAMANIAN

   

32

R RAMESH SUNDER

   

33

R S CHEMBAGAM

 

FEMALE

34

P N DEVA

   

35

K C GOPIKUMAR

   

TELENGANA ( GC :19 WC: 05)

1

CHUKKA RAMULU

WC

 

2

S NARASIMHA REDDY

WC

 

3

PALADUGU BHASKER

WC

 

4

S RAMA

WC

FEMALE

5

P JAYALAKSHMI

WC

FEMALE

6

BHUPAL

   

7

T VEERA REDDY

   

8

KALYANAM VENKATESWAR RAO

   

9

J VENKATESH

   

10

V S RAO

   

11

N BHARATHI

 

FEMALE

12

J MALLIKARJUN

   

13

M NARASIMHA RAO

   

14

K RAJAIAH

   

15

K HARIPRASADH

   

16

R KOTAM RAJU

   

17

M PADMASREE

 

FEMALE

18

K NIRMALA

 

FEMALE

19

CO OPTION( N KIRAN)

   

TRIPURA  (GC: 19  WC: 05)

1

SANKAR DUTTA

WC

 

2

PIJUSH NAG

WC

 

3

TAPAN CHAKRABORTY

WC

 

4

PANCHALI BHATTACHARYA

WC

FEMALE

5

JAYA BURMAN

WC

FEMALE

6

KAJAL RANI SARKAR

 

FEMALE

7

MANIKA DATTA ROY

 

FEMALE

8

MANIK MIAH

   

9

SAMAR CHAKRABORY

   

10

NIRMAL ROY

   

11

SADHAN BOSE

   

12

MANOJIT GHOSH

   

13

SWAPAN DEBNATH

   

14

PRADIP SAHA

   

15

NIKHIL KAR

   

16

NIRODE SAHA

   

17

BIPLAB SANYAL

   

18

NIRMAL BISWAS

   

19

KANU GHOSH

   

UTTAR PRADESH  (GC: 02  WC: 01)

1

PREM NATH RAI

WC

 

2

R S BAJPAI

   

UTTARAKHAND  (GC: 01)

1

MAHENDRA JAKHMOLA

   

WEST BENGAL  (GC: 93  WC: 27)

1

KINKAR POSAK

WC

 

2

SOUMENDU MUKHERJEE

   

3

SK ISLAM

WC

 

4

GOKUL GHOSH

   

5

ARUN MITRA

   

6

BENOY CHAKRABORTY

WC

 

7

VIBEK CHOWDHURY

WC

 

8

BANSHAGOPAL CHOWDHURY

WC

 

9

BIPRENDU CHAKRABORTY

   

10

GOURANGA CHATTERJEE

   

11

SUKANTO KONAR

   

12

BISWARUP BANERJEE

   

13

SAMAN PATHAK

   

14

DEBI PATHAK

   

15

KRISHNA SWPAN MITRA

   

16

SANTASRI CHATTERJEE

   

17

ASIT MUKHERJEE

WC

 

18

ZIAUL ALAM

WC

 

19

SUKHMOIT ORAON

 

FEMALE

20

NIRANJAN CHATTERJEE

WC

 

21

RAJDEO GOALA

   

22

DEBANJAN CHAKRABARTI

WC

 

23

KHOKAN MAJUMDAR

   

24

DEBABRATA BINDU

   

25

PRANAB DAS

WC

 

26

DEBJYOTI SINHA

   

27

NIRMAL JANA

WC

 

28

SUBRATA PANDA

   

29

BISWANATH DAS

   

30

TUSAR DE

WC

 

31

ABUL HASNATH KHAN

WC

 

32

CHITTARANJAN SARKAR

   

33

PRANAB BISWAS

   

34

TAGAR DE

 

FEMALE

35

SHADAT HOSSAIN

   

36

JYOTIRUP BANERJEE

   

37

S M SADI

WC

 

38

AMAL BHOWMIK

   

39

NIKHIL MUKHERJEE

WC

 

40

HARADHAN BANERJEE

   

41

KRISHNA PRASAD SINGHADEB

   

42

SHAMIK LAHIRY

   

43

RATAN BAGCHI

WC

 

44

SUSHIL KR. DOLUI

   

45

RAM DAS

   

46

SUBHAS MUKHERJEE

WC

 

47

GARGI CHATTERJEE

WC

FEMALE

48

PRANAB MAJUMDAR

   

49

JAHAR GHOSAL

   

50

ASIT SEN

   

51

SK. SHAIDULLAH

   

52

KALYAN MUKHERJEE

   

53

PRADYOT SEN

   

54

SWAPAN GUHA NEOGI

   

55

TARIT BARAN TOPDAR

   

56

ANADI SAHU

WC

 

57

NEPALDEB BHATTACHARYA

WC

 

58

SARASWATI DAS

 

FEMALE

59

KANCHAN MUKHERJEE

   

60

SUBRATA MAHAPATRA

   

61

MONISHA CHAKRABORTY

WC

FEMALE

62

MALINA GHOSH

WC

FEMALE

63

SHILA MONDAL

 

FEMALE

64

INDRANI MUKHERJEE

 

FEMALE

65

SHUKLA GHOSH

 

FEMALE

66

MADHUMITA BANDOPADHYAY

WC

FEMALE

67

PARITOSH GHOSAL

   

68

SHUKLA GHOSH

 

FEMALE

69

PRABIR KR DAS

   

70

SUMAHAN CHAKRABORTY

WC

 

71

KRISHNA ROY CHATTERJEE

 

FEMALE

72

RABIN RAI

   

73

DIPAK SARKAR

WC

 

74

ANIMESH MITRA

   

75

PRABIR SARKAR

   

76

BIMAN MISTRI

   

77

G K SRIVASTAVA

   

78

DEBASISH ROY

   

79

ALOKESH DAS

   

80

DIPAK MITRA

   

81

JIBAN AICH

   

82

JITEN NANDI

   

83

BELA PATRA

 

FEMALE

84

JIBAN SAHA

WC

 

85

OVI BOSE

   

86

SIHARAN ACHARYA

   

87

RABIN DEB

   

88

DIPAK ROY CHOWDHURY

WC

 

89

PRADIP CHAKRABORTY

   

90

BHASKAR CHATTERJEE

   

91

SOMNATH BHATTACHARYA

   

92

ALOK SARDAR

   

93

VACANT

   
 

CENTRE  (GC-10, WC-6)

   

1

JIBON ROY

WC

 

2

RANAJANA NIRULA

WC

FEMALE

3

AMITAVA GUHA

WC

 

4

P K DAS

WC

 

5

NARENDRA RAO

WC

 

6

R LAKSHMAIAH

WC

 

7

P TYAGI

   

8

H S RAJPUT

   

9

M KUMARMANGALAM

   

10

ANJU MAINI

 

FEMALE

Sunday, 09 February 2014 13:40

Working Committee

Written by

CENTRE OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (CITU)
WORKING COMMITTEE ELECTED BY THE 15TH CONFERENCE OF CITU
26-30 November, Puri, Odisha

ANDHRA PRADESH ( WC: 8) 
1 CH NARASINGA RAO WC   
2 A V NAGESWARA RAO WC  
3 K DHANALAKSHMI WC FEMALE
4 V UMAMAHESWARA RAO WC  
5 K UMAMAHESWARA RAO WC  
6 K SUBBARAVAMMA WC FEMALE
7 SWAROOPA RANI WC FEMALE
8 JAGGU NAIDU WC  
ASSAM  (WC:  02)  
1 ASHIT DUTTA WC  
2 TAPAN SARMA WC  
BIHAR  (WC: 01)  
1 GANESH SHANKAR SINGH WC  
CHATTISGARH ( WC:01) 
1 A K LAL WC  
DELHI  (WC: 01)  
1 ANURAG SAXENA WC  
HARYANA  ( WC: O2) 
1 VINOD KUMAR WC  
2 JAI BHAGWAN WC  
HIMACHAL PRADESH  ( WC:  01)
1 PREM GAUTAM WC  
2 JAGAT RAM  
JHARKHAND  (WC: 03) 
1 SUDHIR DAS WC  
2 PRAKASH VIPLAV WC  
3 MITHILESH SINGH WC  
KARNATAKA  (WC:05) 
1 V J K NAIR WC  
2 K N UMESH WC  
3 SYED MUJEEB WC  
4 VASANTHA ACHARI WC  
5 YAMUNA GAONKAR WC FEMALE
KERALA  ( WC: 36)  
1 A K BALAN WC  
2 T P RAMAKRISHNAN WC  
3 K J THOMAS WC  
4 S SARMA WC  
5 K K JAYACHANDRAN WC  
6 K P MARY WC FEMALE
7 P RAGHAVAN WC  
8 P J AJAYAKUMAR WC  
9 KOOTTAYI BASHEER WC  
10 NEDUVATHOOR SUNDARESAN WC  
11 GEORGE K ANTONY WC  
12 N PADMALOCHANAN WC  
13 K P SAHADEVAN WC  
14 M CHANDRAN WC  
15 M M VARGHESE WC  
16 KATTAKKADA SASI WC  
17 V C KARTHYAYANI WC FEMALE
18 V SIVAN KUTTY WC  
19 S SUDEVAN WC  
20 K N GOPINATH WC  
21 T K RAJAN WC  
22 P P CHITTARANJAN WC  
23 P P PREMA\ WC FEMALE 
24 C JAYAN BABU WC  
25 B THULASEEDHARA KURUP WC  
26 R NAZAR WC  
27 U P JOSEPH WC  
28 C KRISHNAN WC  
29 MANISHANKAR WC  
30 P K MUKUNDAN WC  
31 P K SHAJAN WC  
32 E KASSIM WC  
33 C K HARIKRISHNAN WC  
34 P S MADHUSOODANAN WC  
35 M V JAYARAJAN WC  
36 P G DILEEP WC  
MADHYA PRADESH  ( WC: 01) 
1 PRAMODH PRADHAN WC  
MAHARASHTRA  ( WC: 04) 
1 ADAM MASTER WC  
2 SAYEED AHMED WC  
3 M H SHAIK WC  
4 VIVEK MONTEIRO WC  
ODISHA  ( WC: 02)  
1 LAMBODAR NAYAK WC  
2D USHMANTA DAS WC  
PUNJAB  ( WC: 03)  
1 VIJAY MISHRA WC   
2 CHANDER SEKHAR WC  
3 JATINDER PAL SINGH WC  
RAJASTHAN  ( WC: 01) 
1 B S RANA WC  
TAMILNADU  ( WC: 10) 
1 R SINGARAVELU WC  
2 V KUMAR WC  
3 R KARUMALAYAN WC  
4 K THIRUCHELVAN WC  
5 K ARUMUGA NAYANAR WC  
6 S S SUBRAMANIAN WC  
7 A JANAKIRAMAN WC  
8 M MAHALAKSHMI WC FEMALE
9 K THANGAMOHAN WC  


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
Monday, 06 January 2014 17:48

Constitution of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions

Written by

(With amendments made in the Eleventh Conference of CITU held in Chennai from December 9-13, 2003)

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 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 sex, 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 man 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

4. (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 or the General Council, 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,

(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 elect the General Council according to the rules prescribed,

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

(l) 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 the CITU, 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 Secretary or the President of the union concerned and on payment of a delegation fee of Rs.2 per delegate, or an amount fixed by the Working Committee.

(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.

(f) proposals from the constituent unions on the agenda of the General Session 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 meeting 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 general session of 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 general session of the CITU Conference.

(Explanation: This 425 shall include 125 members of the Working Commtitee, 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 general session of 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 sessions 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 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 triennial session of the CITU Conference or authorize the Working Committee or the Secretariat to fix the date and venue of the session 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 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 triennial session of the 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 General Session and any session that may be held during his 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 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 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 Session of 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.

2. The quorum at the Session of 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 two 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 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 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 will function as the leading body in the State and fulfill all the responsibilities and all the powers of the State Conference except in relation to the amendment of the Constitution of the State Committee.

(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)This State Committee or Council may also permit the formation of District, City or Regional Councils 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.

AFFILIATION OF UNIONS

14 (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, as 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. Such applications shall be forwarded by the State Committees to the General Secretary 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 three 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 form 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

15. Each affiliated union shall pay to the CITU:

(a) An affiliation fee at the rate of One Rupee (Re1/-) per member per calendar year subject to the minimum of Rs.40/-.

(b) The annual subscription of the journal, The Working Class.

(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.

16. (i) The affiliation fee shall be paid by the 30th June each year. However, if the session is held before June 30th, the affiliation fee for the year shall be paid before the session. 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 Session. 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 meeting 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 (i)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

17. 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 can not be convened, decisions may be taken by circular to the members of the Working Committee.

INTERNATIOINAL AFFILIATION

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

FINANCE

19. 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

20 (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 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 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

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