GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, P.G. & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI
NEW DELHI, 12th OCTOBER,2001
Sub:- Effective use of JCM scheme.
A negotiation machinery for Central Government employees was introduced in 1966 for setting up of Joint Councils at the National, Departmental and Local levels. Over the years a large number of issues have been resolved through the mechanism of the Joint Consultative Machinery and Compulsory Arbitration .
2. In the 68th Report of Department related Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs on demands for grants (2000-2001), the Committee had inter-alia expressed concern about the heavy pendency of cases before the Central Administrative Tribunals. In this context they recommended that effective use of JCM mechanism and Board of Arbitration be made for resolving grievances. This in turn is likely to bring down pendancy of cases in CAT.
3. In view of the above , it is reiterated that effective use of JCM forum may be made for resolution of demands / grievances of staff side, within the ambit of rules prescribed for functioning of the JCM machinery.
( R.K.GUPTA )
Desk Officer (JCA)
All Ministries and Departments of the Government of India.