Monday, August 18, 2014

CIRCULAR - 19/2014

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-19/2014                                                          Dated: 17th August 2014

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

Dear Comrades,

20TH AUGUST 2014 –
SUBMIT CADRE RESTRUCTURING PROPOSALS

The CWC meeting held on 18-19 July 2014 called upon every unit to submit the cadre restructuring proposals submitted by the All India Audit & Accounts Association, through proper channel, to CAG – by holding lunch hour general body meeting on 20th August 2014. Copy of the letter submitted to CAG through proper channel may be forwarded to HQr.   

The salient features of the cadre restructuring proposals submitted by us are:

1.         After restructuring, there shall be only the following cadres Viz.  

MTS, Audit Assistant, Auditor, Sr Auditor Gr I, Sr Auditor Gr II, AAO Gr I, AAO Gr II, AO & SAO

2.         Abolish the cadre of LDC and upgrade all holders of the post as DEO as one time measure; rename DEO as Audit Assistant.

3.       Restructuring of all cadres by giving all cadres scope for higher pay scale,  ensuring parity in scales with CSS cadres at SA level, maintaining vertical relativity viz.

              a) Auditor/Accountant – PB2, GP 4200
                  SA, Grade I               - PB2, GP 4600
                  SA, Grade II              - PB2, GP 4800
                  AAO Gr I                   - PB2, 5400
                  AAO Gr II                  - PB3, 5400 on completion of 4 years
                  AO                           - PB3, 6600
                  SAO                          - PB3, 7600

            4.         Unified structure at field offices, as in the HQr office.

Copy of the note we submitted to CAG vide our letter No. AIA/B-1/40/2014                                                                                18th June 2014 is given along with this circular. 

Tour programme by All India leaders to various stations is being finalised. All the Units will be intimated of the tour programme in few days. All the units may ensure that programmes are implemented in the right spirit, without fail.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally


(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General

Note submitted to CAG on Restructuring of IA&AD and Audit/Accounts cadres vide our letter No. AIA/B-1/40/2014 dated 18th June 2014

Background

30 years have gone since the restructuring of cadres – upto Gr B – was done in IA&AD. The cadre structure as well as the pay structure that was implemented with effect from 1.3.1984 in Audit and 1.4.1987 in A&E wings is still continuing.

Though the restructuring was effected only in two cadres viz. Auditors and Section officers all other cadres  per force had to exercise option to be in the parent office (ie A&E Office) or in the newly created office – as far as the offices of Accountants General were concerned. In the separate audit offices it was a straight jacket affair.

80% of the posts in the cadre of Auditor (330-560) was functionally upgraded and granted the pay scale of 425-800, at par with Assistants in CSS and was designated as Senior Auditor. The cadre Section Officer (500-900) was similarly restructured into Section officer (20%) and Assistant Audit Officer (80%) with pay of 650-1040 (Gazetted). The higher, functional scales were available only in the newly created offices of Accountants General (Audit) and all separate audit offices. The pay scale in the offices of Accountants General (A&E) continued at 330-560 for (newly designated) Accountants with 20% post in Selection Grade of Rs. 425-700 and 500-900 for Section Officers.

The Fourth CPC recommended the same pay scale for Senior Auditors and Assistants in CSS ie 1400-2600 on the basis of merits. It further recommended restoration of the ‘broad parity that existed between audit and accounts’. Govt of India accepted this recommendation wide OM dated 12th June 1987 extended the same pay scale for Accounts staff (of IA&AD and organised Accounts) with effect from 0.1.04.1987 ie 1400-2600 for Senior Accountants (80%) and 1640-2900 for Assistant Accounts Officers.

The main thrust of the restructuring of cadres of 1984 was that it gave a much sought after upgradation of pay scale as well as a movement to the cadres which otherwise were stagnating at the entry stage itself.

Even today, the same pattern is continued in IA&AD. Though the pay scale of Assistants is continuously being raised each time after the audit and accounts staff attains parity is a pernicious act that demoralises the entirety of IA&AD personnel.   The auditor/accountant onwards expect that the cadre restructuring would address one of basic issues i.e. parity with Assistants in CSS (maintaining vertical relativity) along with opening up chances for further career advancements. 

It has to be pointed out that Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations have not been fully implemented. If implemented Auditors & Accountants (Pre-revised Pay Scale 4500-7000) should have been in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs.4200 & Senior Auditors/Sr. Accountant in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs 4600 as because the Government had granted PB2 with Grade Pay of Rs.4600 to Assistants of Central Secretariat – parity with which had been recommended by the VI Central Pay Commission. The post of AAO should have been merged with the post of AO in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs.5400/-. Taking into account the assignment of PB-3 with Grade Pay of Rs.5400 to the Divisional Accounts Officer, the AO should have been placed in PB-3 Grade Pay 5400.

Our Proposals

I.    The field formations of IA&AD should also have the same structure as available at HQr office – with senior most PAG/DGA being in charge of administration – other PAG/DGA/AG/PDA being heads of functional wings. Also, future recruitments and promotions to AAO and AO will have to be in a single/common cadre. This will allow man power flexibility and equal promotional avenues to personnel of all cadres. This will also take care of the sense of being deprived of any promotional avenues that are prevailing in wings like A&E etc. and ensure that there will be no wastage of man power in one wing while there is acute shortage in other wing(s). 

II.         The VI Central Pay Commission has conceded parity in Pay Scales between Secretariat & Other Offices only upto the level of Assistants. The reasons for not conceding parity at higher level are quite arbitrary & untested. The time has come when there should be parity in Pay Scales in all Government administrative Offices whether Secretariat proper or otherwise, called offices outside Secretariat.

III.       Those recruited as Auditor/Accountant are bereft of promotional avenues, unless they qualify in the SAS examinations. The personnel in A&E offices are having no avenues for upward movement except that of Sr Accountant as SAS examination is stopped in almost all offices except for SC/ST personnel.   It is therefore necessary that the cadre of Auditor/Accountant is restructured further so as to give promotional avenues to them.

        The following cadre/pay structure for personnel of IA&AD is proposed:

1. MTS                        -PB1, GP 1800 – (100% promotional avenue as DEO i.e.  Audit   Assistant)

                        2. DEO (Audit Asstt) -PB1, GP2400 – (Promotion as Auditor/ Accountant     i.e.  Auditor)

3. Auditor/Accountant -PB2, GP 4200 (75 % Direct Recruitment
                            i.e. Auditor (20 %)     rest on promotion from Audit Assistant

4. SA (ie Sr Ar/Acctt)    -PB2, GP 4600-100% promotion from Auditor
                                  (80%)                   (i.e. Auditor/Accountant)

5. SA, Grade II               -PB2, GP 4800 on completion of 4 years in SA Gr I
           
6. AAO, Grade I            -PB2 GP 5400 (DR-20%, SAS-60%, Promotion-20%)

7. AAO, Grade II          -PB3, GP 5400 on completion of 4 years in AAO Gr I

8. AO  (20%)               -PB3, GP 6600

9. SAO (80%)              -PB3, GP 7600

III. This Association vide its letter AIA/B1/50/2012 date 8th August 2012 had conveyed the following:

i) There should not be any direct recruitment at SA level.

As of now IA&AD is having direct recruitment of graduates to the level of 75 % in Audit and graduate intake to the tune of 67 % in A&E wings. What is required is streamlining it in the restructured, composite office with 75% in the cadre of Auditor (/Accountant) being Direct Recruit Graduates.  

ii) There should be no formation of separate non IA&AS cadre in Gr A and the directly recruited SAS hands may not be treated as a separate all India cadre. Instead, the percentage of induction into IA&AS (from SAO) should be increased to 50%. We should not introduce a system where there will be more divisions and more frustrations amongst the personnel in IA&AD.

In the agenda meeting with DAI on 02.04.2013, it was assured that no final view had been taken over these proposals and it would be further discussed with the recognised Federations. No such discussion was held and every time we were assured that without consultation with Staff Side no forward movement of these proposals is planned.

The proposals to have direct recruitment in SA cadre would lead to undoing of the restructuring of cadres in IA&AD in 1984 while nothing is offered in return.

The administration has, still, gone ahead with the proposals, ignoring the views of the stake holders, which are detrimental to interests of the Audit & Accounts cadres.

The CAG of India is requested that these cadre restructuring proposals may kindly be positively implemented so that the personnel of IA&AD get befitting pay scales from the 7 CPC.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

JAC MEMORANDUM TO 7TH CPC

JAC SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM TO 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION.

JAC/ CIRCULAR-09/2014

JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF
ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERSORGANISATIONS
17/2 – C, P & T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi: - 110001
Email: v.aicaea@mail.com

No: JAC/ Circular -09/2014                                                                                         Date: 4th August, 2014
                                                                                                            
To
            Chief Executive of Constituent Organizations             
            and Conveners, local JACs,

Dear Comrades,

NATIONAL CONVENTION ON
SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM TO 7CPC HELD AT DELHI 19.07.2014

            As per the decision,  the National Convention of Accounts and Audit Employees and officers on submission of common memorandum to 7CPC and revival of JAC functioning at all levels was held in Azad Bhawan, ITO, New Delhi on 19th July 2014 from 11 AM to 4.30 PM. More than 250 Delegates representing All India Audit and Accounts Association, All India Defence Accounts Employees Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association, All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officer (Civil), All India Audit and Accounts Officers Association and All India Divisional Accounts Officers Association participated in the convention.

            A presidium comprising Com. M.S. Raja, Chairman apex JAC and Secretary General, All India A&A Assn, Com. K. Venkatasubramanian, President, Ail India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Com. S.S. Chauhan, President, AI Assn of PAO (Civil), Com. A.K. Mehta, President, AICAEA Cat-II, Com. Santhosh Kumar, President, AI Postal Accounts Employees Assn, Com. P. Prabhakar, President, AI A&A Officers Assn, Com. Vikas Sharma, DAOA and Com. (Smt.) L. Swaminathan, Chairperson, National Women Committee, NFCAA, presided over the Convention.

            A steering committee comprising of Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convenor apex JAC and Secretary General, NFCAA, Com. M. Duraipandian, President, AIA&AA, Com. T. Satanarayana, General Secretary, AIPAEA, Com. G.P. Dutta, Secretary General, AIDAEA, Com. S. Mohan, Secretary General, AIA&AOA, Com. G.K. Nair, Secretary General, AICAEA Category –II, Com. A.B. Sunilkumar, Secretary General, AIAPA (Civil) and Com. P.K. Mittal, Secretary General, AIDAOA managed the state of affairs of the convention.

            The convention was inaugurated by Com. K.K.N. Kutty, President, Confederation of Central Government Employees & workers. In his inaugural speech, Com. Kutty congratulated the Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers for organising the convention in a grand scale. Further, Com. Kutty explained the approach taken by the Staff Side, National Council (JCM) and confederation of Central Government Employees before the 7CPC in brief. He wished that Convention would reinvigorate the audit and accounts movement.

            On behalf of the steering committee, Com. V.Bhattacharjee, Convenor placed the Draft Declaration for the consideration of the house.

            More than 30 delegates representing various constituents of apex JAC as well as local JACs took part in the deliberation on the draft Declaration. On completion of a detailed deliberation, the Draft declaration that was placed before the house by the Steering Committee, with minor amendments, was adopted unanimously by the Convention.

             The Convention decided that:

  1. A joint memorandum on the Pay Scales of different common categories of Accounts and Audit  Employees and officer shall be submitted to the 7th CPC by apex level Joint Action Committee of Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers Organizations under the joint signatures of Chief Executives of constituents of apex JAC.

  1. It is essential to buildup united movement of Accounts and Audit Officers and Employees so that the demands already raised before the Government of India and the demands being raised before 7CPC through the memorandum could be achieved. Branches/Circles/Units of constituents of apex JAC shall, therefore, take all necessary steps to form the local JACs at their respective stations within 30th September 2014. Apex level JAC leaders shall visit the stations for the purpose of formation of local JACs and the local leadership concerned are requested to  send their requirement in this regard to JAC headquarters well in advance.  
             
With warm greetings,


(V. Bhattacharjee)
Convener







JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF
ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS
17/2 – C, P & T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi: - 110001

NATIONAL CONVENTION ON MEMORANDUM TO VII CPC

19th July 2014 at Azad Bhawan, ITO, New Delhi

DECLARATION

The representatives of  All India Audit & Accounts Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association, All India Defence Accounts Employees Association, Kolkata, All India Accounts & Audit Officers Association, All India Association of Pay & Accounts Officers (Civil), All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Category-II, All India Federation of Divisional Accounts Officers and Divisional Accountants Associations met in the  National Convention on 19th July 2014 at Azad Bhawan at New Delhi.
The Convention endorses the Memorandum submitted by the Staff Side, National Council, JCM as also the memorandum submitted by the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, New Delhi with regard to common cadres such as MTS etc.
The Convention considering the status, duties and functions of IA&AD and organised Accounts Organisations such as Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts, Defence Accounts and Railway Accounts under Government of India unanimously resolve to raise the demand for a pay structure befitting its stature and duties to various Audit and Accounts Cadres with the VII CPC.  
The Convention, therefore, decide to submit our proposals for pay structure for Audit & Accounts Cadres and hope that the VII CPC will consider our submissions on total parity with CSS cadres on merit, duties and responsibilities and the accepted principles and the recommendations of the 4th and 6th CPC.
The Convention further decides that for the following grounds different cadres in IA&AD and Organised Accounts be given a better treatment by 7th CPC.
The Accounting and Auditing Departments are not administrative offices and in these departments, all items of work are of technical nature. Like administrative offices there is no method of receiving Dak/letters and dispatch of those in the Accounts Organization or in any other departments of Accounts and Audit.  The LDCs in the Accounts and Audit Departments are discharging technical responsibilities and performing the duties of Accounts Assistants. Therefore, the cadre LDC in the Audit and Accounting formations should be upgraded as Accounts/Audit Assistants.
The Auditor/Accountant – more than 67 % Graduates - have to pass a departmental Confirmatory examination on completion of 1 year failing which he/she is liable to be demoted and appointed as fresh LDC. They are promoted as SA on completion of 3 years as Auditor/Accountant and after passing a Departmental Confirmatory examination. This definitely put the SA above the Assistant in CSS. Hence the convention proposes for same pay for SA Gr I and Assistants of CSS and higher pay for SA Gr II.
The Assistant Audit/Accounts Officer in IA&AD & Organised Accounts has an element of direct recruitment where as the Section Officer of CSS is a promotee from Assistant – 50% through seniority and 50% through LDCE. The Auditor/Accountant or SA has to negotiate one of the toughest departmental examinations (SAS Examination) to become AAO. The AAO in IA &A D & Organised Accounts is thus above the SO of the CSS while it is treated as inferior. Minimum what is expected is grant of same pay with SO of CCS at maximum while a higher pay at entry level.
This Convention therefore decides to demand the following pay restructure for Audit & Accounts cadres with the VII CPC.
1
LDC(Redesignated  as Audit/Accounts Assistant)
GP 1900, PB1
GP 2400  PB1
41000
2
Auditor/Accountant -20%
GP 2800, PB 1
GP  4200 PB2
56000
3
Sr. Auditor/Accountant - 80% & Stenographer Gr. I/Steno Gr. II (P. S.)
GP 4200, PB 2
GP 4600 PB2
66000
4
Sr. Auditor/Sr Accountant- on completion of 4 years
---
GP 4800 PB 2
74000
5
Asstt. Audit/Accounts Officer/
Supervisor/ Sr. Private Secretary & Divisional Accountant (35% existing & reduce to 20% for DA Cadre)
GP 4800, PB 2
GP 5400 PB2
78000
6
AAO Grade II on completion of 4 years /Divisional Accounts Officer Gr II (25%)
-
GP 5400, PB3
88000
7
Audit/Accounts Officer (20%)/DAO Gr I (25%)
GP 5400, PB2
GP 6600P B3
102000
8
Sr. Audit/Accounts Officer (80%)/DAO (15% existing & enhance to 30% for DA Cadre)
GP 5400,   PB 3
GP  7600  PB 3
120000

The Convention further resolves to reorganize and reactivate the local committees of the Joint Action Committee at every station through the joint visits of the leaders of the Apex JAC and sustained agitational programmes. The Convention call upon every field formations of the constituent organisations to ensure total participation of its membership in all the agitational programmes call for which shall be given by the Apex JAC in the days to come.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MEMORANDUM TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Confederation submits memorandum to 7th CPC

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM TO 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION.