Saturday, February 14, 2015


The legendary leader of the Central Government Employees as well as the Secretary General of BCPC and NCCPA Comrade S.K.Vyas passed away.


Passing away of Com. S. K. Vyas - An irreplaceable loss to Trade Union movement

         With the passing away of Com. S.K.Vyas on 13th February, at the age of 86, the Trade Union movement in general and Central Government Employees and Pensioners’ movement in particular have suffered an irreplaceable loss. In whatever capacities this stalwart of Trade Union movement has served an imprint of his personality was indelibly left behind. The All India Audit and Accounts Association owes its stature and fighting potential to Vyasji who was the Secretary General from 1969 to 1981 and thereafter president up to 39th Conference at Chennai in September 1989. He became the Secretary General of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers when he was Additional Secretary General of All India Audit and Accounts Association and continued as such up to 2006, after which he became President. As he had an umbilical attachment to the Central Government Employees he was made adviser to the organization. After retirement on superannuation on  29th February 1988 he took up the cause of Central Government Pensioners as the Secretary General of National Co-ordination Committee of Central Government Pensioners’ Association as well as Bharat Central Pensioners’ Confederation.

           When we reminisce the yeoman services rendered by Vyasji, we will be astounded at his encyclopedia and knowledge and erudition in service matters and Trade Union movement. The way in which he drafted Memoranda submitted to the various Pay Commissions was marvelous and even the Chairmen of the Commissions could not find any loopholes or irrationality in them. The vast knowledge coupled with impeccable integrity and peerless courage of conviction and uncompromising nature on principles are worthy of emulation. In agitations he stood like a General at the warfront and never negotiated out of fear while he never feared to negotiate.

             The loss of this colossus is irreparable and the pensioners and employees are orphaned. While the mortal remains of Vyasji will be consigned to flames at his ancestral house at Jodhpur, his immortal memory will be perennial and an eternal source of inspiration to all of us.

                                                                            T. I. Sudhakaran
                                                                                            General Secretary  CGPA, Kerala                                                     

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