ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
AUDIT LEKHA BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-11/2010 Dated: 21st March 2010
THE ATTACK ON TU RIGHTS – NOW IT IS AT ANDHRA PRADESH
We have demanded that authorities should not interfere in our legitimate Trade Union activities.
Here comes an office order dated 12.03.2010 from the Principal Accountant General (A&E), AP, Hyderabad that casual leave for 08.04.2010, if applied for by any staff member should not be sanctioned by the controlling officer and no staff member shall be permitted to participate in the call for mass casual leave. A threat has been administered that appropriate action under FRs 17 (1)/ 17(A) and disciplinary action under CCS (Conduct) Rules shall be taken against any employee abstaining from work on 08-04-2010.
The said office order also questions the visit of office bearers of the All India Audit & Accounts Association and states that the All India Association has no mandate to visit any office and interfere in the activities of the local Associations. Terming the office bearers of the All India Association as outsiders, it declares that no outsider will be permitted to visit the office of the PAG (A&E), AP, Hyderabad and address staff for the purpose of preparing (instigating) them to participate in the mass casual leave. It says that the parent of the office-bearer of the All India Association visiting Hyderabad will be addressed to take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action against him/her.
Further, the office-bearer of All India Association functioning from Hyderabad (Viz Com V Nageswara Rao) has been informed that he should obtain prior permission of the PAG (A&E), AP, Hyderabad to leave Head Quarter to participate in "legitimate organisational activities" and that it should be ensured that these do not violate the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964.
By so ordering the PAG (A&E), AP, Hyderabad assumes that he will be able to prevent the call of the All India Association for mass casual leave from being implemented.
It is very relevant to point out here that the Pr. Accountant General (A&E), AP, Hyderabad is none else than the one who was in Kerala till recently.
Should we heed to such orders? If we do so, the authorities may be emboldened to impose many more restriction on functioning of our Associations. They may even ban our office-bearers to meet other members of the Associations.
Taking such eventualities into account, we have to ignore these directions and go ahead and implement our call of mass casual leave on 0804.2010 and thus exercise our fundamental right of expression of protest through mass casual leave which is a legitimate action on the part of any employee individually and collectively.
The All India Audit & Accounts Association, therefore, decided to call upon all Associations to hold General Body meetings and condemn the above order issued by PAG (A&E), AP, Hyderabad & demand that the above order may be withdrawn and declare that the employees would ignore and resist such orders and go ahead to remain on Mass Casual Leave on 8th April 2010. The General Body meetings may be held immediately on receipt of this Circular.
We shall resist till we succeed.
(M. S. Raja)