ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-14/2010 Date: 16th April 2010
Members of Women's Committee &
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE
MASS C L – ADMINISTRATION STANDS EXPOSED
The massive expression of discontent by the employees and officers of IA&AD over the delay in arriving at negotiated settlement of on charter of demands has lead to a situation where-in the administration has, as never before or rather reminiscing the 1960s, is attempting to create panicky situation amongst the rank and file of the Associations.
Many methodologies are adopted for this. One is to 'leak out certain confidential informations' where as there is nothing confidential in all these. The other one is to issue 'show cause notice'. When in one is asked to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him or her under FR 17 (A)/(I) and CCS conduct Rules 1964, it doesnot make any difference whether you call it a memo or show cause notice – it is one and the same. But the phrase 'show cause' is used deliberately in an attempt to confuse the membership.
Every Unit may please ask extension of time to furnish a reply to the show cause notice by 15 days.
Draft reply attached to this circular may be given on completion of the extended period.
LETTER TO CAG
We have written a letter to CAG explaining the position leading to the decision to go for a Mass Casual Leave, which is quite a constitutional means to express the discontent of the employees and officers. Letter is published in the April issue of Auditlekha Samanvay.
The insistence of the administration that there could be discussion only when the programme of Mass CL is withdrawn is responsible for the employees and officers going on action.
There has been no formal meeting with Dy CAG since 2007, though we submit agenda items for discussion for a bilateral meeting with every DAI. Many of the issues are waiting for decision for years.
The question of victimisation is kept unresolved, while provocations are repeatedly made in the offices like O/o PAG (A&E) AP, Hyderabad. The restrictions on the activities of the Associations are attempted in many offices, especially in the O/o PAG (A&E), AP, Hyderabad.
Most funniest has been the reply on CAG's personal intervention with FM on the issue of implementation of arbitration award and grant of higher pay scales – we are asked: why the hurry, there are three more years for the present CAG to retire!
The Cabinet Secretary meets the staff side and discusses when strike notice is given, but CAG administration takes it insulting to discuss "under threat". What is expected of the administration of CAG is the spirit of the Constitution of India, ie SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY.
We had no option but to express our discontent, overcoming the various terror tactics applied by administration, the employees and officers remained absent on 8th April 2010 and majority of the offices remained virtually deserted on that day.
We are not for confrontation. The fact that after there was no serious action on Departmental Front since the half day walk out on 21st June 2007 testifies it. But the patience wears out when things do not move on the right track and right time despite repeated pleas.
We are sure the rank and file of the Associations would give befitting reply to the terror tactics of the administration just as they did on 8th April 2010.
(M. S. Raja)
Note: Secretary General will be out of HQr upto 30th April. There is a problem with the mobile net work, please e-mail.
The PAG/DGA /AG/Director/DD
Kindly refer to Memo /show cause vide No…………………………………..Date…………..
In this regard, I may submit that there is no provision in the Conduct Rules under which employees can not take Mass Casual Leave. To treat Mass Casual Leave as strike is an executive order which has no statutory validity.
To go on a casual leave in order to register a protest comes under exercise of Fundamental Right of freedom of expression and therefore treat it as a virtual strike is an infringement of the above fundamental right of freedom of expression. As a matter of fact authorities should take note of the discontent expressed by the employees by constitutional means of going on Casual Leave collectively and take positive measures to settle the grievances. Your proposal to proceed against me is not only an unconstitutional and illegal action but it betrays a total negative and confrontist attitude towards the action taken by the Staff Associations.
I therefore request you to refrain from any action that you have proposed in the show cause notice/memo. I further request that the casual leave applied may please be sanctioned.
Thanking you in anticipation
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