ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-16/2010 Date: 25th May 2010
Members of Women's Committee &
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE
Reports from the units say that the administration of CAG is pressuring the membership (through local administrations) to seek apology from membership for their participation in the Mass Casual Leave programme of 8th April 2010, threatening with Rule 14/16 chargesheet otherwise.
Jaipur units have informed that chargesheet under Rule 16 has already been issued in A&E office. The CAG administration had convened meeting of DAG/Admn of field offices and the process of cajoling for apologies and threat of chargesheet are issued thereafter. Attempt to get apology is continuing after issuance of chargesheet.
It is further reported that the employees are segregated into two and one section is served with chargesheet under Rule 16, while others with Rule 14 – both for the same charge.
Organisationally, we should prepare ourselves to meet this high-handedness. We should inform and convince the membership that offering of apology means confession ie acceptance of charge(s)/guilt, throwing oneself at the mercy of administration. This will give free handle to the administration to proceed against the one who gave the apology letter subjecting him/her to any of the penalties specified under Rule 11 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.
It would be prudent on the part of one and all that the charge is denied and challenged instead of giving own head on a platter to the whims of administration and get crucified.
We should educate the membership about the consequences and the need to put up a united and brave front to overcome the brazen attempt to bulldoze the employees' right to freedom of expression and record resentment.
All the units may report whether the casual leave applications submitted by them was rejected by administration and intimation on the rejection of CL applications was communicated prior to 8th April 2010.
All the units may hold activists meeting as well as general body meetings to prepare the membership. Units may also hold protest demonstration against issuance of chargesheets and coercive methods to obtain apology.
A common reply to the chargesheet would be prepared and circulated by Head Quarters by 31st May 2010.
(M. S. Raja)