Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Circular 25-2009

Dear Comrade
 
Please find posted below Circular 25-2009 and JAC Circular 08-2009
 
MS 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-25/2009                                                                Date: October 3, 2009

 

To

Unit Secretaries,

Members of Women's Committee &

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE

 

 

Dear Comrades,

PREPARE FOR SUSTAINED STRUGGLE

            We had two stages of agitation in August 2009, followed by visits by All India leadership to selected stations. Some of the visits had to be rescheduled for certain logistic reasons which will be undertaken after the CWC meeting 0n 29-30 October 2009.

            The reports on the implementation of the programmes speak of encouraging response from the membership. This, along with the participation of the membership in the general body meetings during the visit of the leaders indicate craving amongst the membership for resolution of many issues agitating them.

            Drastic reduction in the effective strength of the personnel in IA&AD – from 65000 + in the 1990s to 44000 in 2009 – is affecting the functioning of the office in the field level, overloading the existing employees and officers. Eight posts of Pr Accountant General has been created, posts of DAI and ADAI are also created, all very recently. This is when the number of personnel in Gr C & D is getting reduced month by month.

            The role of CAG as "watch of dog of Indian finances" is worth printing in glossy papers along with certain performance audit reports, the reality is something else. Big –big jargons on being external auditor and role as a guide in administration are used to cover up the total failure and abdication of constitutional responsibilities.

            The CWC meeting on 29-30 Oct 2009 will have to discuss the issues in detail and decide future course of action.

            A note on the agenda item will be circulated very shortly. This note will not be placed in the website.

EXTENDING OUR HANDS FOR UNITY

            On 13th September 2009 Secretary General sent a letter to Shri Arun Vidwans, Secretary General of National Audit Association requesting for forging unity and strengthening the parent Association to safeguard the hard earned rights and to uphold the dignity of the employees and officers in IA&AD. Com KC Mathai, Assistant Secretary General delivered the letter in person at Nagpur and read it out to the delegates f the Conference of the National Audit Federation. Copy of the letter is enclosed.

            We are hopeful that all those who left the audit and accounts movement and also the central government employees' movement would return to the mainstream of these movements and strengthen it. We appeal to them to respond positively for forging widest possible unity of the audit and accounts employees and officers.

JAC MEETING

            The Apex JAC met at New Delhi and reviewed the situation. The meeting decided to implement the decisions of the joint meeting of the National Executive Committees of Constituent organisations on 21st July 2009. To begin with, the meeting decided to undertake visits to certain selected stations by Apex JAC leaders.  

            The meeting further decided to observe 5th November 2009 as Demands Day by holding GB meetings and adopting the resolution enclosed with JAC Circular

            We endorse the decisions of the JAC and call upon the units to ensure mobilisation of all constituents of JAC in their station and make the visit of Apex JAC leadership a success. Apex JAC circular is enclosed.

CADRE REVIEW

Com V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, Apex JAC and Secretary General, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association reported about an informal discussion All India Civil Accounts Employees Association had with a committee formed by Controller General of Accounts about the pay scales etc. The details are given in the enclosed JAC Circular 08-2009.

 

            It may be noted here that though CAG himself has told us very categorically that we will be consulted on cadre review, it seems the administration is moving clandestinely on this. It is also understood that CAG and CGA administrations are having some co-ordination on this, without taking the staff side into confidence.

 

WE CONDEMN THE EXTENSION OF SUSPENSION OF COM PC PAREKH

During the visit of Secretary General to Rajkot in August 2009 last week, the Accountant General had assured that the grievance of the Association would be addressed in a week's time that SG can consider his visit as successful. The Suspension has not been revoked even after more than a month, but now they have extended the period of suspension for another 3 months. Com Parekh, President of the Civil Audit Association, Rajkot is under suspension for more than a year.

 

We condemn this and demand that the suspension be withdrawn immediately.

 

We call upon every unit to send the following telegram to AG (Audit) Rajkot, Gujarat immediately on receipt of this Circular.

Text of Telegram

Strongly resent extension of Suspension of PC Parekh, President of Association. Urge upon Accountant General to revoke suspension of PC Parekh.

General Secretary

………………Association

To

Accountant General (Audit)

Rajkot, Gujarat.

DELEGATION FEE FOR CWC

            Rs 300/- (Rupees three hundred only) shall be charged as Delegation Fee per Delegate/Observer.

 

            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

 

Reference: - JAC/Circular-08/2009                                                 Dated: 3/10/2009

To

              Chief Executive of Constituent Organisations &

              Conveners of Local JACs.

 

Dear Comrades,

              Available leaders of the Constituents of apex JAC had met in Delhi on 1st October 2009. Comrade M. S. Raja, Chairman and SG, AIA & A A, Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, and SG, AICAEA, Com. N. Srinivasan, GS, AIRASA, Com. P. Rajanayagam, GS, AIPAEA, Com. R. N. Gupta, ex- SG, AIAPAO (C), Com. A. K. Mehta, Vice President, AICAEA, Com. M. B. Sing, ASG, AICAEA, Com. Somprakash, All India Audit & Accounts Association, and Com. D. P. Khuntia, CWC member, AIRASA attended the meeting.

              The meeting reviewed the decisions of the joint National Executive meeting of constituents of apex JAC held at Delhi on 21st July 2009. The meeting observed that, the circular conveying the decisions taken in the meeting was delayed by a month due to ailment of Convener. However, the circular was issued on 31st August 2009 and all local JACs were asked to fix the meetings within a month's time and intimate the date to apex JAC. But no local JAC has so far intimated about the date of the meeting fixed by them.            

The meeting therefore, took the stock of the situation and directed all local JAC Conveners to take appropriate measures for revival of JACs at the local level and fix the meetings. The meeting requested the Chief Executives of the Constituents of apex JAC to forward a copy of the circular being endorsed by them to their field formations.

             It was reported in the meeting that, CGA and C&AG, at the instance of the Ministry of Finance have been making certain proposals for bringing certain changes in the cadre structures of Accounts and Audit cadres. Controller General of Accounts has formed a committee for the purpose and this committee, had held an informal discussion with the representatives of AICAEA on 30th September 2009. This committee has informed the AICAEA that, it proposes to recommend the following to the Government of India in co-ordination with other Accounting authorities-

  1. Merge the AO/Sr. AO, place it PB-3 with Grade Pay of Rs: 6600/-. Dispense the system of induction in GR-A.  Earmark 33 &1/3% of post to the level of Under Secretary and 33&1/3% at the Director level.
  2. Merge the cadre of Auditor/ Accountant and Sr. Auditor/Accountant in PB-2 with grade pay of Rs:- 4200/-
  3. Elevate the LDC as Accounts Assistants with grade pay of Rs.2400/-.    

The Apex JAC meeting decided to reserve its comments as no formal proposal has been received. The meeting stressed on the need of strengthening of JACs at all levels for achievement of the charter of demands of JAC.

OBSERVE DEMANDS DAY ON 5-11-2009

            It has also been decided by the meeting that, 5th November 2009 shall be observed as DEMANDS DAY by holding lunch hour Demonstration at all Units and Branches and send a Resolution (draft of the resolution enclosed) to the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister and the respective heads of the Organizations with endorsement of copies to JAC headquarters.

JOINT VISITS

            It has been decided by the meeting that, joint visits shall be under taken to the following stations as the first phase programme of joint tours.

 

Name of Leaders

Station

                     Date

Com. M. S. Raja, Chairman, Com. P. Rajanayagam, GS, AIPAEA, Com. N. Srinivasan, GS, AIRASA and Com. M. P. Pandit, AICAEA CAT II

Chennai

9 & 10 Nov.2009

Com. M. S. Raja, Chairman, Com. P. Rajanayagam, GS, AIPAEA, Com. R. K. Chaurasia, Addl. SG., AICAEA Plus one leader from AIRASA.

Bhopal

12 Nov. 2009

Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, Com. M. S. Raja Chairman, Com. M. P. Pandit, SG, AICAEA, Cat-II plus one representative from AIRASA,

Mumbai

16/17 Nov. 2009

Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, Com. M. S. Raja Chairman, Com. M. P. Pandit, SG, AICAEA, Cat-II,

Nagpur

18/19 Nov.2009

        

With warm greetings

 

 

(V.Bhattacharjee)

Convener.

 

 RESOLUTION

 

This meeting of the                 (name of Unit) ________held today the 5th November 2009, urges upon the Government of India to negotiate and settle the following Demands of the Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers with the apex level Joint Action Committee of Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers organizations.

 

Demands:

 

1.    Implement arbitration award by granting higher pay scale notionally w.e.f.1-1-1986 and effectively w.e.f 1-1-2006.

2.   upgrade LDCs by re-designating them as Acctts/Audit Assistants and following pay sales to different cadres-

Acctts/Audit Assistant                                           PB-1 with Grade Pay Rs.2400

Accountant/Auditor/ Steno Gr.II                            PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4200

Sr. Accountant/Auditor/ Steno Gr.I                       PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4600

SO/JAO/AAO/PS                                                   PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4800

                                                                    PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs.5400

                                                                          On completion of 4 years.

Accounts/Audit Officer                                          PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs.6600

 Sr. Accounts/Audit Officer                                   PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs.7600

3.    Grant ACP on departmental hierarchy basis.

4.     Grant one increment and Grade pay of Rs.4800 from the day of passing JAO/SOG examination.

5.    Grant three increments on passing departmental confirmatory examination.

6.     Step up pay of Senior Promotees who exhausted ACP in the event of junior drawing more pay and getting ACP in compliance with apex court judgment.

7.      Grant recognition to Railway Accounts Staff Association.

 

The meeting resolves that the copies of the Resolution adopted shall be forwarded to the Prime Minister of India, South Block, New Delhi, Finance Minister, Government of India, head of the organization and the Convener, Apex JAC of Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers organizations, New Delhi.

 

President of the meeting 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Reference: AIA/A-2/2009                                                                       Date: 13th September 2009

 

Dear Sir,

            At the outset let me extend warm greetings to you and all the delegates assembled at Nagpur to attend the biennial Conference of National Audit Federation. The National Executive Committee of All India Audit & Accounts Association wishes all success to the biennial Conference.

            You are well aware that the employees and officers of Indian Audit & Accounts Department are facing certain dangers specific to them, apart from those that are faced by the entirety of Central Govt Employees, mainly because of the policies that are initiated and being implemented by CAG and his administration.

            The first and foremost is the change that is being brought about in the audit methodologies, confining the role of audit to performance audit, at the cost of regularity and propriety audit. The net result is going to be that – that is, what exactly being put into practice – IA&AD will be a department with personnel from Section Officer onwards without any other cadre upto Sr Auditors/Sr Accountants.

            IA&AD is the only department where even recruitment of personnel against vacancies (one against three) has not taken place. Though Govt of India permits sanction of posts on functional requirement, the Department has not even moved the govt. On the contrary, it is drastically reducing the role of audit, despite the fact that the voluminous audit of PRI has been added to the list of auditees.

            It is understood that moves are on to handover the PRI audit to Chartered Accountants.

            The Expression of Interest calling for applications to undertake study on the man power requirement of Gr B and C cadres in IA&AD has come as a big challenge before us.

            The basic trade union rights of employees are attempted to be curtailed. Expression and assertion of employees' self respect is met with misuse of rules by the administration. In all these, the CAG administration is an active accomplice. Kerala and Tripura are two glaring examples.

            Also, the renewed efforts by the Union Government to introduce PFRDA bill, the proposed new taxation bill etc will affect the central government employees very adversely.

            The abolition of Gr D posts, contractorisation of functions of Central government including in IA&AD etc are posing big challenges before us.

            Various anomalies arising out of 6 CPC recommendations, departmental as well as general, are to be set right.

            The need of the hour is to challenge, halt and reverse the wrong policies of the CAG – unitedly under one banner.

            I, therefore, appeal to the biennial Conference of National Audit Federation to strengthen the fight for the betterment of the service conditions of employees and officers of IA&AD and also of CG employees by unifying under the banner of parent organisation, the details of which could be discussed and decided.

            I intently hope you will positively respond to my appeal and strengthen the fight for discharging the role envisaged under the Constitution for IA&AD and also to protect and advance the rights that earned through bitter struggles.

            Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours fraternally

Sd/-

(M. S. Raja)

Secretary General