ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
AUDIT LEKHA BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-39/2008 Date: 31st December 2008
Members of Women's Committee &
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE
PROTEST TAKING OVER GE FUNCTIONS BY BIHAR GOVT.
The Bihar Government through a order dated 22nd December 2008 have stated that the functions of Gazetted Entitlement hither to discharged by AG (A&E), Bihar, Patna would be taken over by the state government in two phases – first in respect of All India Service officers from 1st January 2009 and in a second phase of all gazetted officers of the state government from 1st May 2009.
It is quite surprising that this taking over of the function is done without keeping the even Accountant General or CAG informed.
The provocation for this taking over is objection raised by AG (A&E), Patna over the issuance of Pay Slip to an IPS officer who has been promoted to DGP rank, when there is no provision/post. This taking over is also because the state government is afraid that AG would object to the recent promotion of 4 IAS officers to the rank of Chief Secretary (there already exists 4 officers against a total of 6 six Chief Secretary rank posts) which would in excess of the sanctioned posts of 6.
To cover up this action of the government, the Bihar Government decided that AG need not issue the pay slip hence forth, with immediate effect for IAS/IPS Officers.
This will definitely have adverse impact on the promotional avenues of the staff working in the office of AG, Patna.
The employees and officers of AG (A&E), Patna are holding daily demonstrations against the most arbitrary and unethical move of the State Government.
All the units are requested to hold demonstration and adopt a resolution on 6th January 2009 against this take over and send it to Shri Nitish Kumar, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Bihar, Patna with a request to drop the move and also to CAG with request to prevail upon the State government of Bihar and also to take care of the staff interest.
Copy of the resolution may be sent to HQrs and also to Com Prabhat Ranjan, Secretary, Bihar Civil Accounts Association, O/o Accountant General (A&E) Bihar, Patna
(M. S. Raja)
This mass meeting of ……….. Association, … record our strong resentment against the arbitrary, unilateral decision of the state government of Bihar to take over the gazetted entitlement functions from AG's office in two phases, from 1st January 2009 in respect of All India Services and from 1st May 2009 in respect of all other gazetted officers.
This meeting urges upon the Government of Bihar to retrace its step to take over the gazetted entitlement functions to safeguard public interest and accountability.
This meeting also urges upon the CAG of India to prevail upon the State Government of Bihar from taking of the GE functions.
This meeting further urges upon the CAG of India to protect the interest of the employees of office of the Accountant General (A&E), Bihar, Patna.
Resolve to send a copy of the resolution to i) Hon'ble Chief Minister, Bihar, Patna and ii) the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.