Sunday, December 13, 2009

Circular 31-2009

Dear Comrades
 
Circular 31-2009 is posted below along with Circular 09-2009 from JAC Circular dt 10 Dec 2009 from Confederation.
 
Yours fraternally
 
 
M.S. Raja
Secretary General

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION

AUDIT LEKHA BHAWAN

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

Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667

E-mail: auditflag1923@gmail.com

Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com

 

Reference: AIA/Circular-31/2009                                                    Date: December 10, 2009

 

To

Unit Secretaries,

Members of Women's Committee &

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE

 

 

Dear Comrades,

 

JAC CALLS FOR

 

* SUSTAINED STRUGGLE TO END DISCRIMATION; DISPARITY

            * PREPARE FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION TO RESTORE PARITY

 

The Apex JAC met at New Delhi on 8th December 2009 to take stock of the situation that has emerged after the decision of the Government to grant the Grade Pay of 4600 to Assistants of CSS retrospectively with effect from 1st January 2006 and to decide our response to this out and out discrimination against Audit and Accounts  cadres.

 

As stated in the enclosed JAC circular the meeting was of the opinion that this discrimination causing the disparity between audit/accounts cadres and assistants in CSS can not be accepted and has to be fought till parity is restored, especially in the 6 CPC recommendation that the parity between CSS and field offices upto the cadre of Assistants have to be absolute.

 

The Apex JAC, therefore, decided to mobilise the employees and officers to launch a sustained and intensified struggle culminating in an industrial action, preferably in the first half of March 2010.

 

Accordingly, the Apex JAC calls upon all field formations of all constituent organisations to

 

1.       Reactivate the local JACs

2.       To observe Campaign Week from 4th Jan to 8th Jan 2010

3.       To submit the charter of demands on 21st Jan 2010 after mass demonstration

4.       To meet at Jaipur on 1st February 2010 to take a final decision on the date of strike.

 

All the units are requested to contact the local leadership of the constituents of JAC and decide the modalities of implementation of these decisions.

 

IMPLMENTATION OF CWC CALL

 

Few units have intimated about the implementation of the programme of "Know Your Demands Week" where as some units have communicated difficulties faced due to late receipt of  circular with explanatory notes on Charter of Demands. Some units have enquired why the printed booklet on the Charter of Demands has not been issued as decided by the CWC, opining that that would help them in the whole process of mobilisation.

 

Taking note of these realities and also of the fact that the Apex JAC has also decided for series of actions and these are to be coordinated, it is proposed to re-arrange the programmes given Circular 29-2009 in the following manner.

 

Campaign Week from 4th Jan to 8th Jan 2010. (Those units who have already completed this stage may go according to the schedule given by Circular 29-2009).

 

Mass Deputation and submission of Charter of Demands on 21st January 2010. In addition to the explanatory memorandum on Charter of Demands already circulated, a detailed note on the demand for parity in scales with CSS cadres will be sent soon. Efforts are also on to this along with detailed explanatory memorandum on items in the Charter of Demands in printed booklet form. Units may kindly intimate how many copies of booklets each one of them required.

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CONFEDERATION

 

National Council (i.e. Conference) of Confederation of CG Employees and Workers was held at New Delhi on 4,5,6 Dec 2009.

 

The Conference was inaugurated by Com Sukomal Sen, Former MP and former Secretary General, Trade Union International – Public Allied Employees (TUI-PAE). The inaugural session was addressed by Comrades: MK Pandhe, President, CITU, Umraomal Purohit, Secretary Staff Side and General Secretary, HMS, SP Tiwari, Gen Secy, TUCC, Subba Rao of BMS, Sreekumar, Gen Secy, AIDEF and Rajesh Menon, Sec Gen, Confederation of CG Officers.

 

The delegate session was greeted by Coms GL Dhar, Secretary, AITUC, VAN Namboodiri, Gen Secy, BSNL Employees Union and S Mohan, Secy Gen, All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association.

 

The National Council elected 27-member National Executive with com SK Vyas as President, KKN Kutty as Secretary General and MS Raja as Secretary.

 

Confederation Circular is enclosed.

 

            With greetings,

 

Yours fraternally

 

 

(M. S. Raja)

Secretary General

 

 

 

JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF

ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS

AUDIT LEKHA BHAWAN

15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, P.O. VASUNDHARA, DT. GHAZIABAD, U.P, 201012

Ph. 0120-2881727/011-2578 5070

E-mail: auditflag1923@gmail.com/ v_aicaea@yahoo.co.in

No: JAC/Circular-09/2009                                                         Dated: 9th December 2009

 

To

             Chief Executive of Constituent Organization &

 Conveners, of local JACs.

 

Dear Comrades,

 

          A meeting of the apex level JAC was held on 8th December 2009 at Delhi. The meeting was attended by the following leaders.

 

1.                             Com. M.   S. Raja, Chairman and Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association,

2.                              Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener and Secretary General, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association,

3.                             Com. P. Rajanayagam, General Secretary, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association,

4.                              Com. N. Srinivasan, General Secretary, All India Railway Accounts Staff Association,

5.                              Com. S. Mohan, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association,

6.                             Com. A. K. Mehta, Vice President, AICAEA,

7.                             Com. (Mrs) Kalpana Dutta, Convener, Women's Committee, AICAEA,

8.                             Com. (Mrs) Kamlesh Kumari, Secretary, NFCAA,

9.                             Com. Partha Bhattacharjee, Working President, AIRASA and

10.                         Com. A. S. Rawat, Asstt Secy General, AIA & A Association

                            

        At the very outset, the meeting reviewed the decisions taken in the last meeting held on 1st October 2009 and status of such decisions. It was observed by the meeting that although all constituents of apex JAC had endorsed the call to observe demand day on 5th November 2009 in support of the 7 point Charter of Demands, very few Units and Branches of the Constituents of apex JAC responded to the call. The tour programme decided by the apex JAC was implemented partially.

 

     The meeting thereafter, reviewed the situation developed consequent on the Grant of higher Pay Scales to Central Secretariat Assistants retrospectively by the Government of India with effect from 01-01-2006 thereby further disturbing the parity between the Central Secretariat cadres and the Accounts and Audit Cadres. Ignoring the recommendations of VI CPC, Government has denied the legitimate Pay Scales to Accountants, AAOs and Private Secretaries of Accounts and Audit Organizations. Further the Government has unilaterally upgraded the Pay Scale of Assistants in PB-2 (ie Grade Pay 4600) disregarding the recommendation of 6 CPC to grant absolute party between similarly placed personal employed in field offices and in the Secretariat.

 

       The meeting also discussed the non-cooperative attitude of the different authorities of Accounts and Audit Organizations who are reluctant to consider the issue of Grant of higher Sale and Group-A status to AO/SAOs and recommend for Grant of parity between the Accounts/Audit Cadres and Central Secretariat Cadres.

 

        The meeting after thorough deliberations unanimously concluded that the Accounts and Audit Employees and officers are not having any other alternative but to resort to industrial action against the discrimination. The considered opinion of the Apex JAC is that the proposed industrial action should take place in the 1st half of March 2010.

 

     The Apex JAC further decided that to prepare the employees and officers for an industrial action effective campaign programmes should be taken up such as:

 

1.          Revival of local JACs:-   

                                       

         Branch and Unit level Chief Executive of all Constituents at each station shall meet immediately after the receipt of this Circular and revive local JACs.

 

2.         Campaign Week from: - 4th to 8th January 2010

 

        Campaign week shall be observed from 4th to 8th January 2009. During this week, membership shall be mobilized by organizing different programmes like floor meeting Gate meeting, Lunch lour meeting etc. (Campaign material shall be circulated by the apex JAC)

 

3.   Demands Day on 21 – 01 – 2010

 

        On this day all Units/Branches shall submit charter of demands in the from of memorandum to the local heads of the Department after a massive lunch hour demonstration

 

4. Visit to stations:-

 

      During the period of December, 2009 and January, 2010 apex JAC Leaders shall visit following stations:-

Sl.No.

Name

Station(s)

1.

M. S. Raja, Chairman + representatives from other constituents 

Mumbai, Bangalore & Nagpur

2.

V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, + representatives from other Constituents

Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Hyderabad

3.

P. Rajanayagam, General Secy. AIPAEA + representatives of other constituents

Trivandrum, Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore

4.

N. Srinivasan, General Secy, AIRASA + representatives of other constituents.

Hyderabad, Bangalore.

 

          It has further been decided that, while visiting Kolkata, Convener shall contact the leaders of All India Defence Accounts Employees Association and request them to join the movement once again.

 

          The meeting adopted a resolution on the demand of putting the Financial Advisor of the Postal Board as Cadre Controlling authority for the recently merged telecom and Postal Accounts cadre to be the Postal authorities

 

         Before Concluding, the meeting decided that the apex JAC shall meet at Jaipur in the first week of February 2010 i.e.  One day ahead of the AIC of All India Audit & Accounts Association and finalise the date of strike.

 

With warm greetings,

 

 (V. Bhattacharjee)

Convener

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL  GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.

A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027

 

Website:www.confederationhq.blogspot.com.  Email:Confederation06@Yahoo.co.in

Tel: 011-2510 5324:  Mobile: 98110 48303

                                                                                                                                       

D/11/1/2009

Dated: 10th December, 2009

Dear Comrade,

National Council meeting and decisions.

 

            The 23rd National Council meeting of the Confederation was held at New Delhi from 4th to 6th December, 2009.  The meeting was inaugurated by Com. Sukomal Sen, former Member of Parliament and former General Secretary of TUI-PAE.  The inaugural session was held at Muktadhara, Gol market, New Delhi.  Com. Tapan Sen, MP and Chairman, Reception Committee welcomed the Guests, Councillors, and observers on behalf of the Reception Committee.  The Council was addressed by Com. M.K. Pandhe, President, CITU, Com. Umraomal Purohit, General Secretary, HMS and Secretary Staff Side, JCM, National Council. Com. S.P. Tewari, General Secretary, TUCC, Com. Subba Rao, Secretary, BMS, Com. Sreekumar, General Secretary, All India Defence Employees Federation, Com. Rajesh Menon, General Secretary, Confederation of Central Government Officers Federations.  Com. Swapan Mukherjee General Secretary AICCTU, Com. Sebastiano Soares, General Secretary, TUI,   Com. Nguyen Ngoc Ben, Senior Vice President, Vietnam Public Services Union had sent in their messages, which were read out at the inaugural session.  On behalf of the Presidium, Com. S.K. Vyas, President, Com. C.C.: Pillai, Working President, Com. T. Narasihman addressed the session.  Com Vrighu Bhattacharya, proposed vote of thanks. 

 

Com. G.L. Dhar, Secretary, AITUC, Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary, BSNL Employees Union, and Com S. Mohan, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association addressed the delegate session on 5th Dec 2009.

 

            The subject session of the Council meeting were held at Garhwal Bhawan, New Delhi.  35 Affiliated Associations/Federations and 14 COCs were present at the subject session.  The report of the Credential committee presented at the meeting would be circulated along with the detailed circular letter later.  The Council adopted the report and accounts submitted on behalf of the Secretariat.  In all 51 comrades participated in the discussion on the report.  The Secretariat provided all the clarification sought by the members before adopting the accounts.  The points made out by the Comrades during the deliberation on the draft report would be covered in the detailed circular letter incorporating the decisions taken at the meeting on various agenda items.  The Council adopted various resolutions moved by the Sectt and a few moved by the affiliates and COC representatives.  The amendments to the Constitution proposed by the National Executive Committee, which had already been circulated were adopted.  Besides, the Secretariat submitted certain proposals on the basis of the feedback from the affiliates and COCs.  These were also approved by the Council after deliberations.  The amendments were to give effect to the following proposals.

 

(a)      to replace the existing National Council with the triennial National Conference.

(b)      To have a National Council as the second tier of functioning to meet once in a year.

(c)      To have the National Executive with the members of the elected Secretariat members, Members nominated by the affiliated organizations having membership of more than 3000 and if those organizations do not have a representative in the Secretariat.

(d)      To have a progressive representation of councilors/Associate Councillors for the COCs in the National Conference on the basis of paid up amount of subscription with a ceiling limit of one Councilor and four associate Councillors, the maximum subscription being Rs. 5000 and the minimum at Rs.1000.

(e)      To have the National Council, the representation of each of the affiliated Associations/Federation through their Chief Executive and the State Secretaries of the COCs.

(f)       To expand the number of Secretariat members for the ensuing term to give wider representation to the affiliates.

The Council also decided to adopt the logo of the Confederation as was exhibited at the meeting and change the nomenclature of the COCs as "Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, ………….State Committee/District Committee" as the case may be.

 

             The Resolution moved by the Secretariat on Policy and Programme was discussed in the background of the Government's decision to re-introduce the PFRDA bill in the Parliament seeking even the support of the NDA partners.  It was decided by the house that the Secretariat must hold discussion with the leaders of the All India State Government employees Federation and All India Defence Employees Federation to carry out the earlier proposal of organizing a day's strike action as and when the Bill is placed before the Parliament.  The resolution on Policy and Programme was adopted.  The same is annexed to this letter. 

 

            The Council elected the following as the office bearers for the ensuing term of three years.  The house unanimously accepted the suggestion of Com. S.K.Vyas, President to appoint Com. P.V. Ramachandran as Auditor of the Confederation. The Council concluded its deliberations on 6th at 6.00 PM.  Brief resume of discussions on each item of agenda and the decisions taken thereon would be, as indicated above, conveyed in due course.

 

            With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

 Sd/-

K.K.N. Kutty.

Secretary General

 

LIST OF MEMBERS OF SECRETARIAT OF

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS,

NEW DELHI.

(Elected in the XXIII National Council Meeting held on 4-6 December, 2009)

 

S.No

Name of Post

Name of Comrade

Parent organization

 

Tel. Number.

1

President

S.K.Vyas

Audit

9868244035

2

Working President

K.Ragavendran

NFPE

9868819295

3

Vice Presidents:

Narasimhan.G

NFPE

9440056969

4

 

K.V.Sridharan

NFPE

9868545552

5

 

K.P.Rajagopal

ITEF

9443914467

6

 

M. Duraipandian

Audit

9789833552

7

 

N. Somaia

Ground Water.

9811748243

8

Secretary General

K.K.N.Kutty

ITEF

9811048303

9

Secretary

M.S.Raja

Audit

9868145667

10.

Assistant Secys.

Vrighu Bhattacharjee

Civil Accounts

9868520920

11

 

Ashok B Salunkhe

ITEF

9869477401

12

 

Ishwar Singh Dabas

NFPE

9968099272

13

 

Jayaraj.K.V.

Atomic Energy

9869501189

14

 

S.S. Mahadevaiah

GDS

9811577701

15

Finance Secretary

Giri Raj Singh

NFPE

9818801178

16

Organising Secy.

P.K.Das

IBM

9423635211

17

 

Ashok Kanojia

ITEF

9810206426

18

 

Mani Achari

Atomic Energy

9442155128

19

 

Geeta Ghoshal

ITEF

9433960750

20

 

P. Suresh

NFPE

9885077451

21

 

R.Seethalakshmi

NFPE

9448819821

22

 

Nageswara Rao

Audit

9912348233

23

 

Pijush Roy

Civil Accounts

9433515577

24

 

P. Rajanayagam

Postal Accounts

9868451466

25

 

R.P.Singh

Agmark

9969080996

26

 

D.P.S.Madan

Central Secretariat

9871372438

27

 

T.K.R.Pillai

Statistics & Programme Implementation

9425372172

28

Auditor

P.V.Ramachandran

ITEF

9424417526

 

Copy of Resolution on Policy and Programme adopted at the National Council meeting on 6th December, 2009.

RESOLUTION ON POLICY AND PROGRAMME

In the beginning of nineties, India, succumbing to the pressure exerted by the imperialist powers through the IMF, opened-up its economy to globalization, stating that it was left with no alternative.  Globalization and liberalization were the panacea suggested for bringing about faster economic growth. Faster growth of economy indeed was brought about but only to the lender nations.  Most of the third world countries, setting aside the planned development path adopted the neo-liberal economic policies. What emerged on pursuance of the ill advised policy is the accentuation of hunger, poverty and unemployment.  Sharper division between the rich and poor countries ensued.   The gulf between the haves and have-nots widened.  Most of the nations in South Asia and sub-Sahara Africa suffered from high levels of hunger.  The global intake of food articles was substantially reduced. Between 2003-and 2008, the cost of rice in the retail market rose by four times and corn by three times. Our country became distinct for its largest food-insecure population i.e. about 200 million.

 

Throughout the world, workers rose in struggle.  To combat this ongoing resistance,  the Trade Union rights were denied. Enactments were made to abridge the labour welfare measures.  In India we even witnessed brutal physical assaults with the active collaboration of the Police and state machinery as happened in Gurgaon, Rajasthan and Orissa.  Thousands of peasants ended their life during the period. There had been incessant resistance to the policies from all sections of the working people. More and more people began to participate in the resistance movement.  The strike actions, under the united platform of Sponsoring Committee of Trade Unions elicited more and more participation of the workers.

 

The Central Government employees, who were reluctant partners in the struggle in the beginning, realized the enormity and pernicious impact of these policies in the day to day life.  The strike action of 30th t October, 2007 against the pension fund reforms was the manifestation of the growing realization of the issues involved. It was only on the threat of an indefinite strike action; the Government of India revised its stand and decided to set up the 6th CPC. The downsizing, contractorisation, privatisation, outsourcing etc were the various methodologies adopted to shed regular employment and usher in informalisation of workforce to carry on even the unavoidable perennial and permanent nature of functions.  This has continued unabated and serious struggles are required to stem the rot.  We are to take initiative in mobilizing the entirety of Central Government employees.

 

There had been no bilateral discussions and negotiations with the Unions/Federations/Associations of the Central Government employees worth the name on the demands placed jointly by all these organizations to the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC.  What all in the name of discussions happened was to provide an audience to the Staff Side of JCM by the Committee of Secretaries.  Most of the issues/demands in the charter were rejected without adducing any reasons whatsoever.  This meeting calls upon the National Executive to strive to bring those issues to the centre stage of discussion, demand negotiation with the group of Ministers and organize programme of action including strike to bring about a satisfactory settlement support thereof. 

 

The situation makes it binding on us to prepare for a long and sustained struggle.  This conference exhorts its members to strive their best to bring about a much more united and militant movement to make it possible.