Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Circular 34 & CWC Notification

Dear Comrades

Please find Circular 34-2010 and Notification for CWC meeting posted below.

With greetings,

Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General
ALL INDIA AUDIT &
ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD
(U.P), PIN-201012
Ph:
0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail:
auditflag@gmail.com
Website:
www.auditflag.blogspot.com
Reference: AIA/Circular-34/2010
Dated: 28th December 2010

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee

Dear Comrades,
The programme given vide Circular 31-2010 for observance of 22nd
December 2010 as 'Replace Qualification Pay with Four Advance
Increments (on passing of departmental examination) Day' has evoked
good response, as per the reports so far received at Head Quarters.
As stated in Circular 31 the second stage of the campaign for
replacing the qualification pay with four advance increments is to
start from 3rd January 2011 – signature campaign week..
All the units may take steps for effective campaign for the
successful implementation of the signature campaign from 3rd January
2011 to 7th January 2011. The format for the signature campaign is
given elsewhere in this circular.
MEETING WITH DAI
Meeting with DAI will be on 18th January 2010. We have submitted the
following agenda items for discussion (vide letter No AIA/B-1/81/2010
date 24th Dec 2010).
1. Replacement of Qualification Pay with four advance increments
2. Permission for AAO (adhoc) to negotiate incentive exam
3. Simplification of syllabus for Information Technology (Theory) for
SAS and incentive examinations
4. Grant of incentive to Accountant/Auditor & SA for discharging the
duties of DEOs
5. Stoppage of transfer on tour basis in NE Region offices
6. Declaring the SOGE (A&E) – common paper - passed candidates of A&E)
offices of Kerala & Tamil Nadu as SAS passed
7. Stop intervention in the day to day functioning of the Associations
and extension of functional facility.
CWC MEETING
Notification for CWC meeting has already been dispatched. The venue
shall be Gandhi Peace Foundation Hall near ITO. Accommodation has been
arranged at Garhwal Bhawan for 24th & 25th February 2010.
Accommodation for 23rd Feb could not be arranged because central
trade unions have already booked all available accommodation in Delhi
for the Parliament March on 23rd February 2010.
WOMEN'S CONVENTION
The Women's Convention being organised by the Confederation would be
held at Kolkata on 7-8 Feb 2011. (Circular 32-2010)
All Units may intimate the HQr of the number of women delegates being
deputed for the Convention with their names and details of arrival.
Kindly remember that COC WB has to be intimated about the number of
delegates etc not later than 10th Jan 2011.
With regards
Yours fraternally


(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General
Format for Signature Campaign

To
P(AG)/DGA/DA/DDA
…………..


Sir,
Please find enclosed herewith a memorandum signed members of this
Association addressed to the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, 9
DDU Marg, New Delhi-110124.
It is requested that the memorandum may please be forwarded to CAG of India.
Thanking you
Yours faithfully

(……………..)
General Secretary
To
Hon'ble Comptroller & Auditor General of India,
9 DDU Marg,
New Delhi-110124

Sir,
The High Court of Madras in their judgement dated 30.12. 2007 in writ
petition No 13258 of 2003 (Union of India & others vs. A Palanivel &
others have upheld the order of 20.11.2002 passed by CAT Madras Bench
made on OA No 229 of 2002. The Supreme Court of India has dismissed
the SLP filed against this judgement of Madras High Court,

According to this judgement, all auditors on passing the Departmental
Confirmatory examination may be granted 4 advance increments.

Since this is a judgement in rem, it is requested that it may be
implemented in respect of Auditors and Accountants of IA&AD.

It is further requested that 4(four) advance increments replacing the
existing qualification pay may please be granted to all
auditors/accountants from the date following the date on which they
have qualified in the departmental confirmatory examination.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully.

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD
(U.P), PIN-201012
Ph:
0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail:
auditflag@gmail.com
Website:
www.auditflag.blogspot.com

A-4/2010-11

23rd December 2010

N O T I F I
C A T I O N

It is here-by notified, under Article 9 D of the Constitution of All
India Audit & Accounts Association, that the Central Working Committee
of All India Audit & Accounts Association will meet at New Delhi on
24th & 25th February 2011 to transact the following business.


Agenda

1. To consider developments in the Departmental Front and to decide
future course of action there-of.

2. To discuss organisational front and to take appropriate decisions there-on.

3. To consider developments in the Common front of Central Govt
Employees and to take decisions there-on.

4. Any other matter with permission of Chair

As per Article 9 D of the Constitution only one delegate per
affiliated Association can attend the CWC meet.

All the affiliates should clear HQr quota upto and including 31st
December 2010 failing which they shall not be entitled either as
delegate or observer. .

The venue of the CWC meeting shall be Gandhi Peace Foundation Hall,
DDU Marg, Near ITO, New Delhi.

Delegation fee of Rs 400/- shall be charged per delegate/observer.

Sd/-
(M. S. Raja)

Secretary General

Article 9D - CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE: The Association shall hold
Central Working Committee Meeting, at least once in a calendar year,
represented by the Central Executive Committee Members of the
Association and one delegates from each of the Federating
Associations. The Secretary / General Secretary of the Federating
Associations shall be delegates to the Central Working Committee
Meetings. However, if the Secretary/ General Secretary, for any valid
reason, shall be unable to attend CWC meeting, he/she will nominate
any other representative as delegate. The representative so nominated
by the Secretary/ General Secretary of the Federating Association has
to be an office bearer of the Federating Association and shall have to
produce authority letter of nomination from the natural authorized
delegate i.e. Secretary/ General Secretary.

Note:

Accommodation is arranged at Garhwal Bhawan for 24th & 25th February 2011.
********

Monday, December 27, 2010

Circular 33-2010

Dear Comrades

Please find Circular 33-2010 posted below.

With greetings

M. S. Raja
Secretary General
ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD
(U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail:
auditflag@gmail.com
Website:
www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/Circular-33/2010
Dated: 22nd December 2010

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee


Dear Comrades,


Dear Comrades,
In late 1950s and 1960s the All India Audit & Accounts Association
was functioning from a rented accommodation. In the second half of
1960, an organisational decision was taken to have own accommodation
in Delhi and the funds were raised. But the situation after the one
day strike on 19th September 1968 forced the organisation to spend the
amount raised for own building to meet the exigency of victimisation.

Then it was in 1986, when Com: CSV Warrier was the Secretary General,
the Association once again started working for having own
accommodation. Com Warrier applied for a plot under Ghaziabad
Development Authority. Another application was made in the name of Com
SK Vyas (the then President of the Association) also. A plot was
allotted in the name of Com Warrier, in the draw of lot that followed,
at Kaushambi just inside Ghaziabad – few yards away from Anand Vihar
ISBT.

By the time the allotment materialised Com Warrier had relinquished
the post of Secretary General and Com SMA Jinnah had taken over as
Secretary General. The other formalities were completed and the plot
was acquired during the time of Com Jinnah. Com Warrier was insisting
on transferring the title deed of the plot and formation of trust
which somehow dragged on.

The construction of a building did not materialise for many reasons
and the cost went escalating. By the time, in 1994 the UP Housing
Board came up with another scheme of ready built houses for
residential purposes in Vasundhara, Ghaziabad. The All India Audit &
Accounts Association decided to apply for one house. As per the
Ghaziabad Development Authority condition the organization could not
apply for allotment of the House. Hence, it was decided to submit the
application for allotment of house in the name of the then secretary
general, who happened to be Com A.B. Sen and it was decided that the
application would be made in the name of AB Sen, the then Secretary
General. With the help of CITU, we could get the house allotted in the
name of AB Sen, the then Secretary General. The National Executive
took the appropriate decisions which were subsequently ratified by the
Working Committee. For this purpose a call for raising the building
fund was given to all the affiliated units, which was hugely responded
by the units. The funds were raised and the payment was made. Thus the
All India Audit & Accounts Association had its own head quarter at
House No 1089, Sector 15, Vasundhara, Dist. Ghaziabad.

Simultaneously, the Association decided to buy one more house, ie the
adjoining one -1090- from CITU which was allotted in the name of Com
MK Pandhe and to meet the expenditure, it was decided to dispose off
the plot allotted and acquired in the name of com Warrier. The
decision was communicated to Com Warrier and he – who had a massive
heart attack by the time – complied with the organisational decision
and authorised the then Secretary General AB Sen through a power of
attorney to execute the sales deed.

In December 1995, Com MK Pandhe inaugurated Auditlekha Bhawan at
15/1089-1090, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, UP and from 1997 the All India
Audit & Accounts Association started functioning from there.

But the formal transfer of the houses to the Association remained to
be done. It was only after 2004 the process of completing a legal
mechanism so as to enable transfer the houses to the Association were
seriously pursued. After continuous discussion and the persistent
efforts of the National Executive Committee, constitution for a Trust
was approved by the Special Conference in October 2008. The trust -
named after Com CSV Warrier – was registered in January 2009.

The National Executive Committee has been consistently pursuing the
transfer of both the houses to CSV Warrier memorial trust since then.
Com MK Pandhe transferred the house no 1090 to CSV Warrier Memorial
Trust on 11th January 2010.

Com. AB Sen had assured to a delegation of NE that he would transfer
the house once Com Pandhe transfers the house 1090. But the efforts of
the NE members did not succeed even after Com. M. K. Pandhe
transferred the building. Com Nageswara Rao, Additional Secretary
General of the Association, who was authorised by the NE to discuss
with AB Sen, reported to the National Executive Committee in August
2010 that his efforts are not being responded to properly by Com AB
Sen.

As AB Sen had been keeping away from the All India Audit & Accounts
Association and of late been seen with disruptors of audit and
accounts movement, Secretary General requested Com S Radhakrishna, who
was member of the National Executive between 1986 and 1997 and was
also Vice President of the Association during 1989 – 1997, to talk to
AB Sen so as to facilitate the transfer of the house to CSV Warrier
Memorial Trust.

Com Radhakrishna had four rounds of telephonic talk with AB Sen and
finally reported that talks with AB Sen has not yielded the desired
result on transfer of the house. In the meantime an e-mail has been
received from AB Sen stating "vacate my house immediately" (Copy
enclosed). The copy of the e-mail on summary of Com Radhakrishna's
talk with AB Sen is enclosed (with the consent of Com Radhakrishna).
The e-mail is self explanatory. Copy of the letter the Association
addressed to AB Sen is also enclosed.

This may please be reported to the Executive Committee, the activists
and the general membership.

With regards
Yours fraternally

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General

Com Radhakrishna's letter
Dear Com Raja

I am writing this letter to put records straight regarding the
background and reasons which prompted me to open a dialogue with Com
Sen regarding the property of All India Audit & Accounts Association
located in the 'Vasundhara', Ghaziabad. As you are aware I was a part
of National Executive when both house dwellings in 'Vasundhara'
Ghaziabad where our Hqrs is located at present was purchased and also
had participated in the inaugural function of the building as Vice
President of the Organisation. To meet the conditions of Ghaziabad
Development Authority the NE at that time had taken a decision to
purchase the dwellings in the name of Com Sen and Com Pandhe. The main
source of funds for the purchase of these houses came from the
contributions made by membership all over the country and the extra
realisation of amount we had made by selling of a plot which the
organisation had purchased earlier in the name of Com Warrier then
Secretary General. I have a longing desire that the properties which
was in the name of the individuals must be transferred to the
organization. Now as the Organization in the name of 'Com Warrier I
felt that transfer of properties to the Trust should be completed at
the earliest.. I was also happy when property in the name of Com
Pandhe was promptly transferred. When we along with President Com
Dorai Pandiayan met in Delhi during last week of October 2010 you had
mentioned about some hurdles you are encountering in the transfer of
property which the organization had purchased in the name of Com Sen.
As I had worked with Com Sen in the National Executive and was also
being a party to the decision making process of the organization at
that time I felt whether I could be of any help in removing those
hurdle. You permitted me to go ahead and have a talk with Com Sen.
Based on that clearance I opened a dialogue with Com Sen. After some
initial exchange of views I could understand that some of the claims
of Com Sen even after a lapse of three or four years after his
demitting the office had not been settled. He had also a feeling that
he is being humiliated and being treated shabbily. Based on those
talks when I contacted, you told me that even today he highly
respected by the Organisation and personally by you also. You
clarified that there is only a difference of opinion on certain
perceptions. However I did not go into that issue and only wanted
settlement of the dispute regarding the claims of Com Sen. After this
as promised you had forwarded me the Claims preferred by Com Sen and
Auditors report on those claims. In fact the mail sent by you was
forwarding of the reply you had mailed Com Sen in 2008. After going
through the same I felt instead of going into entire thing there
should be a way out for solving the issue. Considering that Com Sen
had lead the organization for more than a decade as Secretary General
& President and also the sacrifices he had made for the organisation I
felt that this issue to be settled without much heat and light. With
confidence of convincing you, few days back I had made an offer to Com
Sen stating that "I will request Com Raja to settle your claims of
above Rs.4lakh without any interest and he should agree to transfer
the property to the Organisation without any hurdles". The methodology
I had suggested was that you will prepare the cheque in the name of
Com Sen for the entire amount and will be deposited with a person in
whom both Com Sen and you had confidence and the cheque will be handed
over to Com Sen simultaneously with his transferring of property. For
that Com Sen had responded that he requires some time to think about
the proposal and also he would like to discuss with Com Prabhakar
former Finance Secretary of the Organisation. Therefore after few
days gap I contacted Com Sen yesterday (15.12.2010). Com Sen said that
after taking the opinion Com Prabhakar he has come to conclusion that
my proposal is not acceptable to him. He had made lot of sacrifices
for the sake of Organisation already and asking him always to make
sacrifice is not correct. Then I said if the issue is not settled
amicably it may lead to legal complications which are not good for the
Organisations and individuals concerned in the long run. For which he
responded that "what to do" and expressed his helplessness. If
required he is prepared to undergo the complications. Then I
concluded my discussions with him stating that "there is no further
use in my continuing discussions in the mater and I will withdraw from
further negotiations and inform Raja accordingly". He responded
"that's ok".
I have briefly narrated the entire conversations I had with Com Sen on
the matter and I would like to withdraw myself from further
interfering in this matter. Thank you for the confidence you had
reposed in me and I assure you that I am always available to make my
humble contribution at any time as worker of the Organisation. To put
the matter transparently I am forwarding the copy of this letter to
Com Sen for information.
With greetings

Yours fraternally
sradhakrishna
16.12.2010
Copy of e-mail from AB Sen
fromAhi Sen <sen.ahi@rediffmail.com>
toauditflag@gmail.com

dateSun, Nov 21, 2010 at 6:58 PM
subjectRe: Request
mailed-byrediffmail.com
signed-byrediffmail.com

Nov 21

Please vacate my house immediately- A.B.Sen
*****
ALL INDIA AUDIT &
ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD
(U.P), PIN-201012
Ph:
0120-2881727/4101593/ 9868145667
E-mail:
auditflag@gmail.com
Website:
www.auditflag.blogspot.com
Reference: AIA/B-9/2010
Date: 3rd November 2010

To
Com AB Sen
15/1093,
Vasundhara-201012
Dt Ghaziabad


Dear Comrade Sen,

Hope this letter will find you in best of health and high spirits.

As a very senior leader of our movement you are fully aware and
actually involved in realising the dream of the membership since 1960s
to have their own building for the All India Audit & Accounts
Association. In realising it concrete steps were taken by you as
Secretary General of the Association in mid-90s which resulted in
acquiring a dwelling unit (1089) under Vasundhara Awas Yojana in
Sector 15, Vasundhara, Dt Ghaziabad (UP) in National Capital Region
(NCR). Again it is because of your vision our Association acquired
adjacent dwelling unit (1090) which was allotted in the name of Com
M.K. Pandhe.

But for certain legal issues involved regarding registration of these
dwelling units in the name of the Association, you were forced to
register the dwelling unit 1089 in your name.

Now the Association has resolved the legal issues and a Trust – CSV
Warrier Memorial Trust – was registered in 2009.

The dwelling unit 1090 has since been transferred through a gift deed
(registered on 11th January 2010) by Com M. K Pandhe to the CSV
Warrier Memorial Trust.

The members of the All India Audit & Accounts Association always
remember you as a leader who realised the dream of having their own
building in the NCR. To complete their dream, legal formality of
transferring the property to the CSV Warrier Memorial Trust (of the
All India Audit & Accounts Association) has to be completed and I
shall be thankful if you can intimate your convenience to complete the
formalities so that the dwelling unit can be transferred at the
earliest to the Trust formed by the All India Audit & Accounts
Association.

With warm greetings,

Yours fraternally

(MS Raja)
Secretary General

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Circular 32-2010

Dear Comrade

Please find Circular 32-2010 posted below

With greetings

(M. S. Raja)
Secretary General

ALL
INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION

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

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

E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com

Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/Circular-32 /2010
Dated: 21st December
2010

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee


Dear Comrades,

CONFEDERATION DEMANDS
REVISION OF WAGES FROM 1.1.2011

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers met in its
National Council at Mumbai on 1st December 2010.

The National Council reviewed the participation of the central
government employees in the 7th September strike and concluded that
the participation of central government employees did see less
participation of CG employees vis-à-vis the previous strike. The
Confederation observed that the massive victimisation in IA&AD had its
impact on the participation of Audit & Accounts Employees through out
the country, with its spill over on other organisations in certain
stations. The victimisation in certain circles in postal also
adversely impacted the participation of postal employees in the strike
in those stations.

Discussing over the issues in the national anomaly committee and the
committee set up on MACPS the National Council came to the conclusion
that the government has no intention to settle any of the issues that
agitates the common employees. In effect, none of the issues raised in
the anomaly committee has been settled and no meeting has been held
for nearly 10 months. It was reported by Com SK Vyas that the
anomalies arisen after the 5th CPC were not settled and now the issues
out of SCPC are discussed.

The meeting came to the conclusion that the anomalies arisen from
SCPC recommendations are inherent ones and hence only a fresh wage
revision alone can remove these anomalies altogether. The meeting also
noted that in the organised sector every other segment other than CG
employees do have a wage settlement after 5 years; the CG employees
are left out for 'special treatment'. It is the right of CG employees
for a wage revision in every five year. Also the DA shall be merged
with pay for all purposes as and when it crosses 50%, demanded the
National Council meeting.

The National Council meeting of the Confederation further noted that
the element of Grade Pay is being attempted to be linked to
performance related pay and it has to be fought back. The meeting also
decided to demand doing away with the system of pay band and grade pay
introduced after 6 CPC.

The Meeting adopted a charter of demand on which the entirety
employees are to be mobilised in the days to come. The charter of
demands is:

1. Stop price rise; strengthen Public Distribution System (PDS)
2. Stop down sizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, corporatisation
and privatisation of governmental functions.
3. Fill Up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements
4. Revise wages of Central Government Employees with effect from
1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter.
5. Scrap the New Pension Scheme and extend the statutory defined
benefit Pension to all Central Government Employees irrespective of
the date of recruitment.
6. Regularise the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), daily rated workers,
contingent and casual workers by bringing about a definite scheme of
regularisation
7. Remove restriction imposed on Compassionate appointment (end the
discrimination compassionate ground appointment between the Railway
Worker and other CGEs)
8. Stop the move to introduce the productivity linked wage system,
Performance Related Pay, introduce Productivity Linked Bonus in all
departments; remove the ceiling for bonus computation
9. Settle all items of anomalies (including the MACP related
anomalies) raised in the National Anomaly and Departmental Anomaly
Committee with in a fixed time frame of two months, set up the anomaly
committees in those Departments where it has not been set up till date
with the Standing Committee members of National Council, convene the
meeting of the Departmental Council in all Ministries and Department
once in three month as envisaged in the JCM scheme
10. Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of TU rights
11. Implement all arbitration awards
12. Raise the interest rate for GPF; Revise the OTA and Night Duty
Allowance and stitching and clothing rates of uniforms
13. Merger DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when
the DA rates cross 50% mark
14. Vacate all Trade Union victimisations.
Confederation shall prepare campaign material and circulate the same
very shortly.

LAUNCH INTENSIVE CAMPAIN;

EDUCATE THE MEMBERSHIP;
MOBILISE THEM &
PREPARE THEM FOR STRUGGLE

The CHQ of All India Audit & Accounts Association endorses all the
decisions taken in the meeting of the National Council of
Confederation held at Mumbai on 1st December 2010. Confederation
Circular 22 is enclosed.
The decisions taken in the National Council of Confederation gives us
the right opportunity to put our organisational machinery into action
and go to the mass of employees in full swing. The enclosed
Confederation circular gives a road map for the actions in the days to
come – campaigns to mobilisation for parliament march and strike.

Every Unit should take special effort to take the message of the
National Council of Confederation to the mass of employees

WOMEN'S
CONVENTION AT KOLKATA

Confederation National Council has decided to hold Convention of
Women employees at Kolkata on 7th and 8th February 2011. The following
units may arrange to mobilise women comrades for the Convention.

Audit & Accounts Association, Kerala – 3,.Audit Cat II & III, Chennai
– 3, Accounts Cat II&III, Chennai- 2, Accounts Cat III, Hyderabad – 2,
Audit COC, Mumbai – 4, Accounts Cat 2 & 3 Nagpur -2, P&T Audit, Nagpur
1, HP Civil Accounts Association -2, Accounts Brotherhood, & AAO
Association, Allahabad -2, Audit & Accounts Units, Jaipur -2, Accounts
Cat 2 & 3, Orissa -2, Assam & NE region Units -5

CWC MEET IN NEW
DELHI ON 24-25 FEBRUARY 2011

The Central Working Committee meeting of the Association would be
held at New Delhi on 24-25 February 2011. Notification in this regard
is being issued separately.

WORKERS RALLY
ON 23RD FEBRUARY 2011

The National Council of Confederation endorsed the decision of the
Central Trade Unions to organise a massive rally at New Delhi on the
opening Day of Parliament ie 23rd February 2011.

Our units may take lead in mobilizing the Central Government
employees under the banner of local Confederation (COC) for the
success of the rally.

With regards


Yours fraternally

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General

CONFEDERATION OF
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
Manishinath Bhawan, A.2.95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027.
Website: confederationhq.blogspot.com
mailto:E.mail%3Aconfederation06@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 2510 5324 Cell: 9811048303
Conf/22 /2010
Dated: 6th December, 2010
Dear Comrade,

The National Council meeting of the Confederation was held at DGFASLI
Central Labour Institute Chunabatti Road, Sion, Mumbai 400 022 on Ist
December, 2010 as per the notice issued on 11th November, 2010.
Detailed minutes of the meeting indicating the names of participants
and the submissions made by the comrades who participated in the
discussions will be issued separately later. We convey the decision
taken on each item of agenda subjected to deliberation at the meeting.
The meeting was presided over by Com.S.K.Vyas, President, Confederation.
Com.K.K.N. Kutty, Secretary General informed the house before the
agenda was taken up for discussion that the BSNL employees are on
strike and the strike is slated to continue for three days against the
attitude of the Government and its concerted efforts to make BSNL a
sick unit to pave way for the private telecom providers to push BSNL
out of business so that they can amass profit at the cost of Indian
people. He explained various steps taken by the Government in this
regard and how the BSNL was not permitted to even purchase technology
and material so that they would be able to compete effectively with
other private players in the field. He also informed the house that
the Government has again taken up the issue of disinvestment of 30% of
BSNL shares. The house adopted a resolution expressing its solidarity
with the striking workers of BSNL and the Secretary General was asked
to convey the same to the leaders of the BSNL.Employees' Union and
place the same on Confederation website. ( Kindly see the resolution
placed on the website)
The meeting approved the agenda for discussion and accepted the
proposal of Com. President to club item No.1 and 7 together as also
Item No. 2 and 6.
Item No. 1 and 5
The review discussion on the extent of participation of CGEs in the
general strike of Working class on 7th September, 2010 was extensive
and the comrades who took part in the discussion did give wide ranging
details of the efforts, undertaken, the success and failure, strength
and weakness. The consensus was that the participation despite the
positive feature of the INTUC unions joining the strike could have
been better. It noted that some of the State Committees and
affiliates had not c concentrated on the campaign, to elicit the
conscious and active participation of the grass root level members.
The feeling of the employees especially in the Northern States that
the issues specific to central government employees had not been
addressed could not be effectively eradicated. Besides, the importance
of the struggle against the present economic policies, its cataclysmic
effect on the conditions of living of the working people, the impetus
it provides to the organizational efficacy and capacity could not be
effectively brought home in these States. Wherever such efforts had
been undertaken the response has been, the meeting noted, very good.
The meeting noted the efforts of the Chennai COC in reaching out to
the members by organizing campaign meetings and distribution of
pamphlets etc. in residential colonies. The vehicle Jathas and
district conventions organized by the Kerala State Committee and its
efforts in reaching out to the grass root level workers came in for
appreciation. The West Bengal Comrades explained in detail of the
steps taken by the State COC in calling the meeting of all Secretaries
of the units of the affiliates, distribution of centrally prepared
pamphlets, organizing gate meetings prior to the strike and deploying
active workers on the day of strike in front of all offices etc. to
make the strike participation total in the State.
The meeting noted that the large scale victimization in the offices of
the Accountant General and in certain offices of the Postal Department
had an adverse impact in mobilizing the employees especially in these
organizations. In the light of the deliberations, the meeting
decided:
i. to formulate a charter of demands on CGE specific issues
ii. To continue the campaign to stress the necessity of the
participation in the general trade union action against the neo
liberal economic policies, which are the root causes in non settlement
of the demands
iii. To take steps to revamp the functioning of the State Committees
and for that objective in view convene (a) meeting of all State
Committees to ensure that the annual conference and election of the
State Committees are held within the specified time (b)to chalk out
ways and means to help the State Committees to bring about regular
democratic functioning and interaction with the affiliated unions (c)
to ensure that the communication between the CHQ and State Units is
strengthened (d) the circulars are translated into vernacular and
distributed. The said meeting will be convened on 24th Feb. 2010 at
New Delhi in which the Chq. Sectt. Members will take part.
iv. To have larger participation of CGEs in the 23rd Feb. March to
Parliament by
a) Requesting all State Committees to immediately organize state
convention of all affiliated units and enlisting the comrades who are
to be deployed for participating in the march to parliament on 23rd
Feb. 2010.
b) The CHQ in consultation with the State Committees will determine
the number of participants from each State
c) Larger mobilization will be ensured from the States of Delhi,
Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, U.P. H.P. and Madhya Pradesh.
d) The CHQ will discuss with the States Committee of the above States
of the finances required for arranging buses etc.
Agenda Item No. 2 and 6.
i. The meeting noted that the real wages of Central Government
employees have eroded significantly in as much as the inflation had
raised the prices of essential commodities especially of food items
beyond 175% whereas the DA compensation had been only to the extent of
45%. The way in which the Govt. had been dilly dallying the anomaly
issues of the 6th CPC has indicated unambiguously that it will have
the same fate of the 5th CPC anomalies. By January, 1st, 2011. the DA
component in the emoluments of CGEs will cross over 50%. The JCM
functioning both at the National and Departmental level has
deteriorated and meetings have become extremely irregular whereas at
the Departmental level it has become almost defunct. Many affiliates
of the Confederation have complained of the non- functioning of the
JCM forum for one reason or the other. The meeting also noted that
there had been no recommendation of the 6th CPC on the periodicity of
wage revision and in the case of PSU the Government had to concede
their demand for wage agreements in every five year. In view of these
factors, the meeting adopted a resolution to demand wage revision on
the expiry of the five year period i.e. with effect from 1.1.2011.
The meeting decided to undertake intensive campaign on this issue
throughout the country.
ii. This apart the meeting also discussed various pressing issues of
the Central Govt. employees and decided to take the important issues
in the charter of demand and organize trade union action in pursuance
thereon. The charter of demands adopted after discussion and the
phased programme of action decided upon is annexed to this circular
letter. The CHQ Sectt. will circulate a brief explanatory Note on
each demand to indicate the issues covered.
iii. The meeting also discussed over the confusion created by the DOPT
order on the composition of the JCM whereby almost all the employees
in most of the Departments would be out of the ambit of the JCM. The
meeting after detailed discussions on the pros and cons of the issue
adopted a resolution to demand:
That the Councils of the JCM at all levels should have the cadres and
categories of employees who were participants in the Negotiating body
at its inception through the Joint Intent irrespective of the change
of classification and pay scales or pay bands brought about later. It
was also decided that it should be brought to the notice of the
Government that no unilateral decision in the matter by the DOPT can
be taken as it would amount to violation of an agreement reached
between the employees and the Government.
v. The meeting also adopted a resolution to the effect that the
various entitlement like LTC facilities and air travel concession to
NE regions, Daily allowance, entitled for the Governmental
Accommodation etc. must be passed on Pay in the Pay Band plus the
Grade Pay of an employee and not on any other criterion like Grade Pay
or classification of Posts etc.
vi. The meeting noted with dissatisfaction that the recognition of
hospital under the CGHS for inpatient treatment of late has become a
nagging problem with the Health Ministry changing the procedure every
now and then and put the beneficiaries to extreme hardship in many
cities. The Government's approach in the matter has, the meeting
noted, only helped the Private entrepreneurs in the Health industry to
amass wealth and the recognition on the basis of the lowest tender had
been at a perilous cost of the CGHS beneficiaries. The meeting
decided to place before the Government the following suggestion for
the recognition of hospitals in each city.
a. Identify the reputed hospitals in each city by a committee with the
members of beneficiaries in each town/city covered by the CGHS Scheme
b. The Health Ministry must negotiate with these hospitals the rate at
which they will provide the treatment to the Government officials
taking into accounts various facilities extended to these institutions
by the Govt.
c. If the reputed hospitals are run by charitable trusts enjoying the
tax benefits, they should be asked to treat the CGEs on normal market
rate as reduced by atleast 30%.
vii. To raise before the Government the anomaly that has arisen
especially in the Postal Department on the introduction of MACP in
replacement of the time bound promotion scheme and seek amendment to
the existing clarification whereby the three proimotion scheme would
not be less beneficial than the existing scheme of time bound
promotion in any department.
viii. To bring to the notice of the Government the injustice meted out
to the cadres of LDC and UDCs by the 6th CPC whereby they become
entitled to even lesser pay than the erstwhile Group D employees.
While the Notice Servers in the Incometax Department and the Postmen
in Postal Department are given higher Pay and Grade Pay the LDCs are
assigned with lesser Grade Pay even though the minimum educational
qualification for recruitment in their case has been stipulated to be
10+2 whereas those are assigned with higher grade Pay has to have only
Matriculation for the initial recruitment. It was decided that the
Government must be asked to upgrade all existing Lower Division and
Upper Division or equivalent cadres in all Government Department
either as Executive Assistants with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 as
recommended by the 6th CPC or assign them with the Grade pay of
atleast Rs. 2800/- if such whole scale up-gradation in any department
is considered infeasible.
ix. To demand the setting up of anomaly committees in all
Departments/Ministries and immediate convening of the Departmental
Councils as per the directive of the Department of Personnel and
Training. If for any reason the Anomaly committees are unable to be
set up in any department/Ministry, the concerned Ministry/Department
should be asked to set up the Anomaly committees with the nominated
members of the Standing Committee of the National Council as has been
done in the case of many Ministries to resolve the anomalies arising
from the 5th CPC recommendations.
Agenda Item No.3. National Anomaly Committee issues.
Com. S.K. Vyas, President explained in detail the deliberation at the
National Anomaly Committee meeting and the sub committee meeting in
which the MACP items were separately discussed. The clarification
sought by various members on these issues were provided. It was
decided that in the case of MACP some more issues must be raised by
the Confederation before the next anomaly committee meeting as was
pointed out by Com. K.V. Sridharan, General Secretary, All India
Postal Employees Union, Class III and many others. The meeting asked
the Secretary General to finalize the issue in discussion with the
comrades of NFPE.
Agenda Item No.4. Issues raised before the National Council JCM.
The Secretary General was asked to place on the website the issues
already taken up by the Staff Side with the Government in brief and
seek further items from all affiliates and COCs. This was agreed to.
Agenda Item No.7 Organisational review:
The meeting decided that:
(i)the CHQ Sectt. should meet on 24th Feb. 2010 along with the
Secretaries of all State Committees with a view that concrete steps
are taken to ensure that the State Committees are constituted with the
representatives of the Districts; the new office bearers are elected
if the two year term has been expired and to ensure that the
communication between the State Committees and the CHQ on the one hand
and the State Committees and the District Committees on the other is
properly established and the State Committees are helped to function
as vehicles for implementation of the programmes chalked out by the
Confederation in future.
(ii)The National Women Convention will be held at Kolkata on 7th and
8th February, 2010 and the Affiliates and State Committees will be
entitled to depute the following number of delegates to participate in
the said convention.
a. All India Audit and Accounts Association. 15
b. Income tax Employees Federation 20
c. National Federation of Postal Employees 30
(f) Federation of Atomic Energy Employees 10
(g) All India Civil Accounts Employees Assn. 10
(h) Confederation of Puduchery State Employees 05
(i) ISRO Employees Association 03
(j) Ground Water Board 02
(k) All other affiliates 02 each
(l) All State Committees will nominate two delegates (selected from
their specific affiliates – i.e. Other than the All India
organizations which are affiliated with the Confederation at the
National Level)
The affiliated will report to the CHQ the names of the delegates who
will be attending the convention by 10th January, 2011 latest. The
affiliated will take care that they do no nominate any lady comrade
from the State of West Bengal as the State Committee of West Bengal
who has taken the responsibility of making arrangements for the
convention would be nominating large number of lady comrades from that
state to participate.
(iii)The meeting also discussed the remittances of the subscription
due to the CHQ by the affiliates and the State Committee. The
representatives of the affiliates and the State Committee who
participated in the discussions on the subject agreed to clear the
dues by 31st March, 2011 latest. The Secretary General was asked to
intimate the dues to each affiliate separately by letters.
(iv) The house on the basis of the discussion earlier held decided
that the Confederation should ensure participation of sizeable number
of Central Government employees in the ensuing programme of "March to
Parliament" on 23rd February, 2010 for which the call has been given
by the Central Trade Unions. The CHQ sectt. was urged that a campaign
programme is chalked out by which a member of the Sectt. attends the
State Conventions/meetings convened for this purpose and the Delhi
State Committee and the neighbouring State Committees are specially
mobilized for this purpose.
Agenda Item No. 8.
Com. President permitted only a few comrades to raise certain
important issues under the agenda for paucity of time. The Secretary
General, All India Canteen Employees Association raised the issue of
the order of the Government in not filling up the vacancies in the
Canteen as a permanent measure. Many comrades raised the issue of non
representation of many affiliates in the meetings as also of the State
Committees. It was suggested that after the proposed meeting of the
State Committees on 24th Feb. 2010, the Sectt. must convene a meeting
of the Chief Executives of all affiliates separately to revamp the
organizational functioning of the Confederation.
Com. President in his concluding remarks appreciated the lively
discussion in the meeting and thanked the Mumbai State Committee for
the excellent arrangements made by them for the conduct of the
meeting, on behalf of the CHQ Sectt as also on behalf of the
affiliates and State Committees. The meeting was concluded at 9.00
PM.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
Sd/-
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General.
Charter of demands:
1. Stop price rise; strengthen the PDS.
2. Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, corporatorisation
and privatization of Governmental functions
3. Fill up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements
4. Revise wages of CGEs with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years
thereafter.
5. Scrap the New Pension Scheme and extend the statutory defined
benefited pension to all Central Govt. employees irrespective of the
date of recruitment.
6. Regularize the GDS, daily rated workers, contingent and casual
workers by brining about a definite scheme of regularization.
7. Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointment ( end the
discrimination on compassionate appointment between the Railway
workers and other CGEs)
8. Stop the move to introduce the productivity linked wage system;
Performance related pay; introduce PLB to in all Departments; remove
the ceiling of emoluments for bonus computation.
9. Settle all items of anomalies (including the MACP related
anomalies) raised in the National and Departmental Anomaly committees
within a fixed time frame of two months; set up the anomaly committees
in those Departments where it has not been set up till date with the
Standing Committee members of the National Council; convene the
meeting of the Departmental Council in all Ministries/Department once
in three month as envisaged in the JCM Scheme
10. Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of T.U. rights
11. Implement all arbitration awards
12. Raise the interest rate for GPF. Revise the OTA and Night duty
allowance and stitching and clothing rates of uniforms
13. Merge DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when
the DA rates cross the 50% mark.
14. Vacate all Trade Union victimizations.

Programme of Action:
1. Submission of memorandum on the charter of demands with brief note
to explain each item in the charter.
2. Two months long campaign to educate and mobilize the members by
organizing (a) State level conventions (b) district level conventions
(c) Department level conventions (d) gate meetings in front of all
offices
3. Day long Dharna at a specified Central Location at the State and
District Capitals and other important places
4. To organize a March to the office of the Chairman of the State
Welfare Co-ordination Committees and submit a memorandum for onward
transmission to the Cabinet Secretary.
5. To organize a March to Parliament by Central Government employees at Delhi
6. To culminate in a one day strike

(The CHQ in the next communication will indicate the date for each of
the programme of action taking into account all factors)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Circular 31

Dear Comrades

Please find Circular 31 posted below.

With greetings

M. S. Raja
Secretary General
ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS
ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD
(U.P), PIN-201012
Ph:
0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail:
auditflag@gmail.com
Website:
www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/Circular-31/2010
Dated: 7th December 2010

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee


Dear Comrades,

The Qualification Pay for Auditors/Accounts has not been revised even
after passage of more than two years on implementation of SCPC report.
We had vide our letter dated AIA/B-1/31/2010 had requested CAG of
India to revise the qualification pay at par with the four advance
increments that was in vogue upto 3rd CPC, in tune with the upholding
of the CAT Chennai judgement on granting of four advance increments to
Auditors by the HC of Madras.

The Supreme Court of India in its judgement of 1st September 2010
rejected the appeal of the government of India against the Madras HC
judgement. The judgement of CAT as well as HC Madras is a judgement
with universal applicability and hence it has to be implemented in
respect of all in the IA&AD. But what has been done by the Department
is to implement it in respect of those who have gone to the CAT.

We have been demanding for quite long the re-introduction of the
scheme of four advance increments on passing of departmental
confirmatory examination for Auditors/Accountants. We re-iterated our
demand for re-introduction of the scheme of four advance increments in
place of qualification pay (our letter AIA/B-1/72/2010 dt 29th
November 2010) in the light of the Supreme Court upholding the
judgements of CAT & High Court, Madras.

All the units may therefore observe 22nd December 2010 as 'Replace
Qualification Pay with Four Advance Increments (on passing of
departmental examination) Day' by holding lunch hour demonstration and
adopting the enclosed resolution and submitting the same to CAG of
India through proper channel.

Further, we may go for signature campaign amongst the mass of
employees demanding implementation of Madras HC judgement on four
advance increments on passing of departmental confirmatory examination
universally in IA&AD. Signature Campaign Week may be observed from 3rd
January to 7th January 2011. Material for signature campaign would be
circulated separately.

With regards
Yours fraternally

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General


RESOLUTION

This mass meeting of members of …………….Association, ……………….held on
22nd Decemebr 2010 take note that the Supreme Court of India rejected
the appeal by the government of India on the judgement of the High
Court of Madras in Writ Petition 13258/2003. The High Court of Madras
had upheld the order passed by the CAT Madras Bench in OA 229/2002.

These judgements of CAT as well as HC of Madras upheld t that the
Auditors of IA&AD are entitled for four advance increments as granted
to Accounts Assistants of Railway Accounts subsequent to a judgement
of Supreme Court.

Since the implementation of 3rd CPC recommendations in 1973, the
audit and accounts employees have been demanding the restoration of
the scheme of four advance increments to auditors & accountants on
passing of departmental confirmatory examination.

The recent decision of the Supreme Court upholding the decision given
by the HC of Madras upholds the merit of our demand.

This meeting therefore demand that the qualification pay that has not
been revised after the SCPC report implementation may be revised and
replaced with the scheme of four advance increments with effect from
1st January 2006.

This meeting of members of ………………….Association, …………..urges upon the
Comptroller & Auditor General of India to urgently intervene and grant
four advance increments to all auditors and accountants on passing of
departmental confirmatory examination with effect from 1.1.2006.

This meeting further request that the decision given by the HC of
Madras upheld by Supreme Court of India may be made applicable to all
eligible personnel in IA&AD.

Resolve to submit a copy of this resolution to Hon'ble CAG of India
through proper channel.

Further resolve to send a copy of this resolution to Secretary
General, All India Audit & Accounts Association, CSV Warrier Bhawan,
15/1089-90, Vasundhara, Dt. Ghaziabad (U.P.), PIN -201012.

( …………………….)
President

Monday, December 6, 2010

Circular 30-2010

Dear Comrades

Circular 30-2010 is posted below.

with greetings

M. S. Raja
Secretary General
ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com
Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/Circular-30/2010
Dated: 29th November 2010

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee


Dear Comrades,

ONCE AGAIN CAG'S REPORT BAGS LIME LIGHT

After two decades, the audit report of CAG and the CAG has become the
talk of the town and darling of media. Such an interest in the audit
report of CAG was evoked in late 1980s on the purchase of Bofors gun.
The amount involved or the loss to the exchequer then was a paltry one
(Rs 64 crores) compared to the amount (Rs 1.76 lakh crores) now
estimated to have been lost by the government on account of 2G
spectrum allocation.

In 1999 also, there was a furore – after the audit report on purchase
of coffins for carrying the martyrs of the Kargil war.

In 1989 and 1999, once the report was brought to the public domain,
there was a orchestrated, virulent attack on the CAG – attributing
biases and malice. In 1999, the then defence minister – champion of
CAG's report in 1989 – wrote a book condemning CAG in a most
reprehensible language.

The attack on the institution of CAG and its independent functioning
is nothing new. In 1990s, we could see similar attacks on the work of
CAG (i.e. IA&AD) by Chief Ministers of Kerala and Bihar, attributing
motives behind the reports.

It is akin to the statement made by a former President of the 'world
police' who termed non-alignment movement as an alignment/grouping
against his country!

Nobody like CAG's audit report, but everybody enjoys it.

But there is a difference this time – no political party has ventured
to attack the audit report on 2G spectrum allocation.

TIME TO GO TO THE PEOPLE
FOR CAG, INDEPENDENT OF EXECUTIVE

It was long back in 1989 that we organised a convention on the need
for an independent CAG and financial independence to CAG of India.
(Today, the constitutional safeguard is only to the extant of
discharging its functions – which also is getting crippled on account
of financial strings applied by the executive).

The time is ripe for reviving the issue as it is hot and lively and
can get wide support of intelligentsia and political parties across
the spectrum. Ofcourse, the issue will have to be fine tuned to
today's' and tomorrows requirements – at the same time taking enough
precautions of it not being misused.

The functional as well as financial independence is the key to
effective discharge of duties by CAG as envisioned by the Constitution
of India. With more than 35% vacancies and with a man power whose
average age is 50 what can be expected of a constitutional authority?
With hardly 2% audit, the department could bring out this kind of
reports, with an effective man power what benefit would not accrue to
the nation with accounts being effectively checked and managed?

The fact that there is an element of internal sabotage in undermining
the scope of the role of CAG can also not be overlooked.

The national Executive would meet to discuss the details of holding
National convention. A work paper would be finalised by the CHQ and
would be circulated. All units may also try to have regional
convention after receipt of work paper.

BUT…

On allegations of Common Wealth Game – related scams, the CAG has
been entrusted with detailed audit – personnel from across the country
have been drawn for the work.

Simultaneously, government has appointed a committee, also on CWG
scams, headed by a former CAG, Shri VK Shunglu. Is it to scuttle or
influence the audit done by the department? The track record of the
head of the committee is not giving much scope. This is the second
time Shri Shunglu is selected by the Government (in the last five
years) to head an enquiry committee and the report of the earlier
enquiry is yet not known to anybody.

With regards


Yours fraternally

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General