Saturday, June 16, 2018

Circular - 14


15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-14/2018                                                             Dated:  16th June 2018

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee


Dear Comrades,

On Grant of GP 5400 (nonfunctional up gradation) to AAOs

Since yesterday, i.e. 15th June 2018, afternoon whatsapp posts are on circulation stating that the Director, Expr. Deptt has signed the file extending the 7CPC recommendation to grant Level 9 (i.e. GP5400) nonfunctional up gradation to AAOs on completion of 4 years of service. All the posts were taking credits for the 'achievement'.

To be Frank, HQrs. of All India Audit & Accounts Association have not got any confirmation.

And we don't go to town beating the drum.

From the beginning, All India Audit & Accounts Association identified the fault lines in the recommendation of 7 CPC as well as the cabinet decision of 29th June 2016 - that there is a chance for the IA&AD to be kept out on Grant of 5400 (level 9).

Realising that this could be set right only through effective intervention of CAG admn, we got engaged with CAG admn. and was successful in that effort.

This led to the Dept. of Expr. issuing an OM last year wherein it was specifically stated that the decision taken by DOPT will be applicable to IA&AD also.

This very OM by Deptt of Expr vindicated what we had been telling from day one.

Next stage was ensuring Ministry of Railways changing their stand against grant of NFU to level 9 to their senior section officers (i.e. AAO).

The effective intervention of Com Shiva Gopal Mishra, GS, AIRF and Secretary, Staff Side, JCM could bring about a desired change in the approach of Min. of Railways. This was a year back.

Those who know the Govt functioning will appreciate the fact that meeting an Under Secretary or Section Officer in Central Sectt. or giving memorandums to PM or any Minister never leads to any decision in our favour. Only assertive intervention by concerned Deptt or Ministry will bring about the desired result in matters of this kind.

Behind the curtain, All India Audit & Accounts Association was working on the above lines. It is the role of JCM that worked, through Secretary, Staff Side, National Council.

Again, nothing can be said for sure till the OM is issued.

All India Audit & Accounts Association will not claim parentage of developments that are not born to us. This issue could be taken to this end only because of the total involvement of CAG admn as well as the positive role of Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra. We only tried to co-ordinate. We are thankful to them.

For us, resolving the issue i.e. getting NFU to Level 9 to our AAOs is important.

Let the Dogs bark....We shall march ahead.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

 Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General



Circular 13


15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-13/2018                                                       Dated:  15th June 2018

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee


Dear Comrades,

During the last one week, Secretary General has been flooded with phone calls from the new recruits of North East region demanding transfer from the station of posting to Delhi and nearby places. Somebody even stated over phone that the only option left, if transfer is not granted, is suicide.

All the phone calls could not be attended as it should have been, as the callers were emotionally charged.  And attending phone calls one after another on the same issue from quite number of persons was humanly impossible.

Two things came out of those calls/attempted calls – one, there is a fear psychosis amongst those posted in the NE region from the northern part of the country and two, local Associations are not listening to them. Part two of this may not be fully true, the fact being that the local Associations do not have any reply that will satisfy the transfer aspirants. That makes them to contact the Secretary General. (Some of the callers are not members of our Association; probably they might be contacting somebody else also).

I tried to make reason with some of them, but many refused. They insisted that the Association do as they desire. I told them it is not possible.

The ban on unilateral transfer in IA&AD has got a background which cannot be put in words here.

Today the situation is two-fold. On the one hand there is a huge vacancy on account of the no recruitment for more than a decade. On the other, vast majority of those recruited since 2011 hail from states of Bihar & Haryana. And those offices cannot accommodate all the personnel even if the unilateral transfer is restored. All have accepted the terms and conditions and there was no compulsion – the one and only compulsion was of getting an employment.

We have made proposed a scheme to the CAG administration by which many could be transferred to their home state or nearby state. But that scheme can function only if Department make its own recruitment, region/state wise. If acted upon that can give relief to many personnel posted outside their state. But transfer of all may not be possible even then, considering the huge number of personnel recruited from those states and posted to states from Nagaland to Kerala.

All the Units are requested to appreciate the feelings of those from outside their state and try to assuage their feelings, telling the reality.

These new recruits are to be told that for the CAG admn. to accept our proposals, strong movement is to be built up. That movement will have to be on issues that cover maximum of the personnel in the Department. An issue like unilateral transfer may not be in a position to enjoy support of majority of personnel in the department, as of today.

Keeping away from the movement on general issues will be detrimental to their cause, those transfer aspirants may be informed.

All India Audit & Accounts Association is the first one to take up the issue of unilateral transfer and to submit a concrete proposal to CAG administration. Only organisational activities/actions would ensure positive results.

We don’t want to give false promises, we won’t. The reality may not be liked by many. But it will be told.

To sell dreams, no Association is required. Association is required to change the unchangeable, to fight for getting just treatment, to fight against injustice.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

 Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General



Circular 12


15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-12/2018                                                       Dated: 7th June 2018

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee


Dear Comrades,

On 6th June 2018, we had a courtesy meeting with Ms. Anjali Anand Srivastava, DAI. Coms Tapas Bose, President, KC Mathai, Vice President and Anilkumar, Additional Secretary General represented the All India Audit & Accounts Association, in addition to the Secretary General.
Shri. KB Jamal, Pr. Director, Staff, Shri Venkatanathan, AC (N) and Shri RK Choudhary, AO/JCM were present from the official side.

Cadre Restructuring

            We enquired about the status of the report on cadre restructuring committee. We were told that the Committee – like any other Govt Committee (!) – could not meet its target date of 30th April 2018 and it is trying to finalise the report by 30th June 2018.

            We requested that the report may be shared with the Staff Side and further discussions be held over the report. DAI agreed to consider the request.

Verification of membership of Associations, non/de-recognition of Associations

            We pointed out the anomalous position that emerge where many Associations are not treated as recognised because reverification was/is not conducted by the administration on time. Such cases have been reported from NE region and also by some other Units.

            Further the application submitted by many Associations – such Civil Audit Association Allahabad, EC Railway Audit Association, Hajipur and Association at Mizoram – are yet to be granted recognition despite passage of years after submitting the applications and completing all the formalities.

            In the case of Allahabad DAI informed that the doubts raised by office of PAG have been clarified and it is expected that the process would be completed soon. In other cases, wherever recognition related problems exist, DAI sought a complete list from the Association so as to address the issue.

            The erratic position taken by the administration vis-à-vis the membership position and constitutional amendment of Commercial Audit Association, MAB-1, Mumbai was raised. The dichotomy in applying the principles was also forcefully presented. Denial natural justice was also raised. DAI assured to have a fresh look into the whole issue.

            We drove home the point that all these are the fall out of the deviation committed by the CAG administration from the original CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 wherein it was mandated that the Associations will have to be recognised departmentally. We insisted that the recognition process be revisited.

            We also raised the issue of creating lot of objections on the audited accounts submitted by the Associations at field level as well as at Apex Level, on special fund/subscriptions etc. We pointed out that a liberal reading of the CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 will not lead to such obnoxious objections, meant only to create hurdles in the functioning of Associations. We also pointed out none of the departments, other than IA&AD, raise such objections. DAI agreed to look into the issue.

Recruitment to the Departmental Canteen

            We pointed out that almost all Departmental canteens are running with half the staff strength and there also the number of regular employees has come down to below five (in majority of canteens). We requested for recruitment of regular hands – by regularising the contract/casual employees working in the canteen.

The lack of response from HQr office to many of the letters from field office on staff matters was brought to the notice of DAI giving a specific case from Nagpur where the clarification sought on the promotion of MTS was not properly replied for the last three years.

Lastly, we stated that had the Administration acted upon the repeated warnings given by this Association on the happenings/developments in Chennai, an ignominious situation that brought bad name to the entire department could have been avoided. We concluded with the hope that such warnings would not be ignored in future.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally

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M. S. Raja
Secretary General


Circular 11


15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-11/2018                                                       Dated:  7th June 2018

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee


Dear Comrades,

RE-VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Of the Field Level Associations

            The process of verification of the membership of field level Associations was initiated in March/April 2018 by the Administrations.

            It yet not clear how many of our units have completed the process and how many units have been granted recognition for another 5 years. The result of the verification may kindly be intimated (such as number of membership, copy of letter granting recognition, list of executive committee etc.) to HQr. without delay by sending the hard copy by speed post.

            It may also be intimated how many units have completed 5 years (or more) and still verification of membership has not been initiated. All such units may kindly intimate the name of the Association, list of office bearers and the date of last recognition.

Of the Federations

            CAG has ordered verification of membership of the Federations. We have certain genuine apprehensions of the move to conduct the verification more than a year earlier (it is due only in October 2019). But despite our objections, we have to prepare for the verification.

            All the Units are requested to submit the authorisation letter in the given format (copy enclosed) to CAG through proper channel with a copy of the same in original (no photo copies, nor scanned ones) to HQr immediately on receipt of this Circular.

            As you will see in the enclosed letter from CAG, the units also have to furnish details such as number of membership and details of remittances of the Head Quarter quota to the Federation. Please ensure that your authorisation letter reaches HQr with all relevant, required information without loss of time.

            The Units may also contact other Associations in the station which may not be as active as yours and persuade them to submit authorisation (affiliation) letter in favour of All India Audit & Accounts Association.

            The NE members who have been allotted station may contact all Units in their charge so as to mobilise the affiliation letters from all Associations in the station of their charge.

NATIONAL CONVENTION ON 10TH JUNE 2018

            Confederation is organizing a National Convention at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 on the following demands.
·         Scrap New Pension scheme and extend defined pension to all
·         Settle 7 CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula, HRA arrears, MACP bench mark, option 1 for pensioners
·         Fill up all vacant posts
·         Regularise GDS and grant Civil servant status, regularise all casual, contract workers
·         Ensure equal pay for equal work
·         Stop closure of Govt establishments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt of India Press and other Departments
·         Implement 7 CPC to autonomous bodies employees and pensioners
·         Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments
·         Grant 5 time-bound promotions
·         (a) Stop attack on Trade Union Rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.
(b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (pension) Rules, 1972.

            The Convention, to be presided by Com KKN Kutty, President, Confederation would be inaugurated by Dr. G. Sanjeeva Reddy, President, INTUC and would be addressed by Com. Amarjeet Kaur, General Secretary, AITUC amongst others.

            The convention would chalk out future course of struggles on these demands.

            With greetings,

Yours fraternally



M. S. Raja
Secretary General
AUTHORISATION LETTER


            The …………………………Association, recognised by the D.G./ Pr. A. G/ A.G./  Pr. D.A./ D.A. vide letter ………………………….. dated ………………hereby affiliate and authorise the All India Audit and  Accounts  Association to represent them at central level,  in terms of instructions contained in the GOI, DOPT O.M. No. 2/14/98-JCA dated 3rd July 2002.


                                    Sd/-                                                                        Sd/-

                               President                                                         General Secretary      

Place                                       ……………………………………………Association
………..                                                        (Recognised)
Date
………………


STATEMENT SHOWING THE NAME OF THE AFFILIATING RECOGNISED ASSOCIATIONS

Sl No
Name of Unit & Office address
Category represented
PIP in the respective category as on 1.7.2017
Membership of the said Association as on 01.07.2017
Remarks, if any
































Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Circular 10-2018


15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-10/2018                                                       Dated:  1st May 2018

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee


Dear Comrades,

It is ofcourse heartening to note that good number of Units have observed May Day, either independently or under the banner of Confederation or Central Trade Unions. In every such occasions we should ensure that in addition to observance independently, we participate in the programmes organised by the Central Trade Unions to develop –in the minds of our members - a sense of being an integral part of the toiling masses of country.

In pursuance of the decisions taken by the Conference and the CWC meeting, the National Executive Committee decided to involve the entirety of the membership on the issues that stark large at personnel of IA&AD in specific and the entirety of central government employees and the workers in general. It has also been decided that National Executive Committee should undertake extensive visits to all the Units to educate and mobilise the membership through close interactions on the multiple issues, departmental as well as general issues of central government employees.

The visit of the NE leaders (given elsewhere in this Circular) is spread over three months – June, July and August 2018.   

The Units may organise meetings Executive Committee, Section Activists and General Body during the visit of the leaders. In addition these meetings the Units may arrange any further meetings as they deem necessary/fit.

As per CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993, all the Units are to complete their elections, Annual General Body meetings and then submit the list of executive committee and audited accounts to the administration by 30th June. All Units may necessary care to ensure that all these mandatory steps are completed before the NE leaders’ visit.

All the Units should bear the travel expenditure of the visiting leaders. It may kindly be seen to it that schedule of visits are not changed. Further, all the Units are requested to contact the concerned visiting leader(s) so as to make proper arrangements.
The tour programme is given below.

TOUR PROGRAMME

Sl No
Station
Name of visiting NE member(s)
Date
NE member at station
1.
Hyderabad
Tapas Bose, K. Ramesh &
KN Jayashree Raj
11,12 June 18
G Rajagopal
2.
Delhi
MS Raja, Subhash Pandey
14,15 June 18
Anilkumar
3.
Bhopal
MS Raja, RJ Iyer
18,19 June 18
Hemant Pant
4.
Gwalior
MS Raja, KC Mathai
20,21 June 18
JK Prajapati
5.
Nagpur
MS Raja, G Rajagopal
26,27 June 18
KC Mathai
6.
Raipur
MS Raja, Hemant Pant
28,29 June 18
          -
7.
Kerala
Tapas Bose, T. Anandakumar
2-6 July 18
V Sreekumar &
VK Jayesh
8.
Mumbai
KL Gautam, T. Anandakumar & RJ Iyer
2-4 July 18
          -
9.
Jaipur
KL Gautam & Anilkumar
5,6 July 18
Mahesh Verma &
 Sunil Khanna
10.
Rajkot
MS Raja & Hemant Pant
3-4 July 18
          -
11.
Ahmadabad
 MS Raja, Hemant Pant & RJ Iyer
5,6 July 2018
          -
12.
Chennai
V Sreekumar, G Rajagopal & Jayashree Raj
9-11 July 18
K. Ramesh &
T. Anandakumar
13.
Bengaluru
V Sreekumar & K. Ramesh
12,13 July 18
Jayashree Raj
14.
Dehradun
MS Raja,  Anilkumar &
Pramod Mishra
12,13 July 18
          -
15.
Guwahati
Tapas Bose & Anindya Mitra
17,18 July 18
Amitava Chatterjee
16.
Shillong
Tapas Bose &
Amitava Chatterjee
19,20 July 18
          -
17.
Chandigarh
MS Raja & KL Gautam
18-20 July 18
Sohan Lal and
 Bahadur Singh
18.
Agartala
MS Raja & A. Chatterjee
23-24 July 18
           -
19.
Imphal
      -do-
26,27 July 18
           -
20.
Bhubaneswar & Puri/Cuttack
Tapas Bose &
Rupak Mukhopadhyay
1-3 August 18
Shankar Sahoo
21.
Lucknow
MS Raja, Subhash Pandey & Pramod Mishra
6,7 August 18
           -
22.
Allahabad
MS Raja, Anilkumar
8,9 August 18
Subhash Pandey &
Pramod Mishra
23.
Kolkata
V Sreekumar & KL Gautam
8-10 August 18
Tapas Bose,
A. Mitra,
R. Mukhopadhyay, Amit Roy & Subrata Saha
24.
Shimla
MS Raja & Subhash Pandey
16,17 August18
KL Gautam, Balbir Suri & Roshan Lal
25.
Aizwal
MS Raja & Amitava Chatterjee
27,28 August 18
             -
26.
Kohima
                -do-
30,31 Aug 18
             -
27.
J&K
MS Raja & KL Gautam
5-7 Sept. 18
             -

NATIONAL CONVENTION ON 10TH JUNE 2018 AT HYDERABAD

All NE members are to attend the convention. In addition, it is requested that nearby Units such as Nagpur, Bengaluru and Chennai may depute two delegates each to the Convention. If any other Unit wants to attend the Convention, they intimate the same to HQr without any further delay. All the delegates to the Convention including NE members are requested to intimate HQr as well as Com G Rajagopal of the details of their arrival at Hyderabad etc. without further loss of time.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

Sd/ 
M. S. Raja
Secretary General