Historical Background of All India CPWD Engineers Association.
The “ALL INDIA CPWD ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION” was formed on 08/09/1998 by Er. R C Kirar, Er M J Khabbar, Er Than Singh, Er P N Trehan, Er M D Sadhwani, Er SPS Saharan and Er Karamvir Singh on the demand of masses which was further recognized by Ministry of Urban Development vide their letter No 4/2/99-EC-III/EW-I dated 26/04/2001. The only Association at that time “CPWD Engineers Association ” was failing to represent the voice of masses, self styled and dictorial attitude of the then leadership, personal interests of office bearers, illegal and unconstitutional change in By-laws of Association to the detriment of general members etc are some basic reasons which turned the masses to form a new Association which may fulfill all their dreams, protect the interests of general public/cadre and become the real voice of Promotee Engineers. This Association also salutes the contribution of our beloved great leader Late Shri Sahib Singh Verma (former Chief Minister of Delhi) in formation and recognition of this Association. Er R C Kirar (President), Er Than Singh (Vice President), Er S P S Saharan (General Secretary), Er J P Gupta (Joint Secretary), Er B S Pannu (Joint Secretary), Er A K Asthana (Treasurer) and Er Karamvir Singh (Chairman T&P Committee) were the office bearers after the recognition of this Association for the first term. Although this Association was recognized as 2nd Association but at present this Association is the only recognized Association for Promotee Engineers and has members all over India which reflect the faith of members to this Association. This Association has created a new dimension in the cadre by raising various issues like Grade pay of 5400/- in PB-3 for all A.Es., Issue of order granting the grade pay of 7600/- on 3rd up-gradation, Special Career progression scheme for CPWD Promotee Engineers allowing first two up-gradations on promotional hierarchy & the third one on successive grade pay, Regularization of promotions of ad-hoc Assistant Engineers, Grant of the pay scale of 7500-12000/- to all eligible Assistant Engineers, Promotions on regular basis and issue of seniority list of Executive Engineers, “Batch parity” to regular Executive Engineers from promotee stream, Withdrawal of unjust conditions related to account examination, Transfer posting guidelines for Executive Engineers, Percentage based design & Planning Allowance @ 40% & 25% of basic pay respectively etc. This is the only Association which organized a Mass rally at Jantar Mantar against recommendation of 6th Pay Commission and holding Mass protest Rallies regularly at Nirman Bhawan for our various demands.