Thursday, March 3, 2011

Circular 06

Dear Comrades

Circular 06-2011 posted below.

With greetings

M. S. Raja
Secretary General

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
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Reference: AIA/Circular-06/2011
Dated: 2nd March 2011

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

Dear Comrades,

The CWC of the Association met at New Delhi on 24-25 February 2011.
115 comrades attended the CWC representing 42 units – 53 delegates
(42+11, NE Members), 7 Spl Invitees to NE and 44 observers. (Some
Units were represented by Spl Invitees to NE; hence they are shown
against the Unit). List of delegates and observers attended the CWC
would be published in the next issue of Auditlekha Samanvay.

11 of the 15 members of the National Executive attended the CWC meet –
Coms V Sreekumar, VS Jaitha and R Venkataraman had applied for leave
of absence on account of certain pressing domestic problems. There was
no communication from Com VK Bhambhi, Asstt. Secretary General.

CWC was conducted by a Presidium comprising of Com M Duraipandian,
President, Coms G.K. Gohain and Subhash Chandra Pandey, Vice
Presidents.

25 delegates participated in the discussion on the Secretary General's
note on agenda items. The house was unanimous in deploring the action
of the CAG administration on the employees and officers for their
participation in the Mass Casual Leave on 8th April 2010.

After an in depth discussion on the situation prevailing in the
country and in the department particularly, the CWC concluded that the
employees and officers have no other way but to mobilise the employees
and wage a relentless struggle against the anti-employee policies
pursued by the government and departmental authorities.

The CWC, after assessing the organisational position in the units
identified certain deficiencies in the functioning such as democratic
functioning, role of our units in the local COCs and JAC etc. The
degree of deficiency might be varying from station to station. The
meeting, therefore, decided to hold station-wise workshops in the next
three months on various issues relating to the employees and the
workers at large. for conscious rectification of organisational
deficiencies. The Secretariat was authorised by the CWC to finalise
the details of the workshop.

The CWC adopted the policy and programme resolution moved by the
Secretary General - copy enclosed.

The CWC also adopted resolutions on the following issues:

1. On Price Rise
2. Vacation of victimisations
3. On Filling up of vacancies through local recruitment
4. On the new guidelines issued by CAG's office curtailing the quantum
of audit in CPSUs
5. On formation of Women Committees in every station
6. On regularisation of Casual leave on 8th April 2010

Full text of the resolution would be published in the Auditlekha Samanvay.

The CWC decided to hold National Convention/seminars on the two
important issues agitating the audit and accounts employees and
officers' vis-à-vis strengthening audit & accounts with functional
independence and the attack on the trade union rights of the
employees. As apex JAC also has decided to organise National
Convention on functional independence and functional integration of
audit and accounts, the National Executive has been authorised by the
CWC to coordinate with the Apex JAC and finalise the details.

CWC meeting called upon every unit to observe "International Women's
Day" -100th Year – by holding meetings, lectures or seminars on 8th
March.

The CWC decided to re-nominate Coms SK Vyas and MS Raja to the
National Council, JCM for another term.

The CWC also decided that Com O. S. Sudhakaran, General Secretary,
Commercial Audit AAO Association (in place of Com K Udayakumar who has
since been promoted as AO) and Com Hari Shankar Tiwari (Allahabad)
shall be Special Invitees to the National Executive Committee.

The CWC authorised the National Executive to take appropriate steps
with regard to transfer of house no 1089.

Com SK Vyas briefed the CWC on the various issues confronting the CG
employees and on the decision of the Confederation to mobilise the
employees independently on the issues, especially on revision of wages
on every five years and merger of DA with pay for all purposes.

With regards
Yours fraternally,

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General

All India Audit & Accounts Association

RESOLUTION ON POLICY & PROGRAMME
Adopted by the Central Working Committee Meeting of
held at New Delhi 24th and 25th February 2011

Part I

The Central Working Committee meeting of All India Audit & Accounts
Association held at New Delhi 24th and 25th February 2011 welcomes the
militant uprisal by the common people in the countries like Tunisia
and Egypt in protest against the agonies thrust upon them on account
of the neo-liberal economic policies nakedly pursued by their
totalitarian regimes. The CWC salutes the unknown thousands who made
history with utmost commitment which was hitherto considered
impossible.

The CWC notes that the food crisis and unemployment that made the
impossible into a possibility in these countries is alarmingly on the
rise in India too. The insensitivity of the powers that be is pushing
the country into a situation that hitherto not existed. Revelations on
the various scams like CWG, 2G-spectrum and S-band - where the loss to
exchequer is in lakhs of crores of rupees -and the shameless effort to
cover up these loot of the people of the country are really
disturbing.

The spiralling prices of essential commodities have made the life of
the common man miserable. The abandoning of the administered price
mechanism on petroleum products and the resultant frequent prices in
the diesel and petrol is causing over all price rise. The common man
is left to the mercy of the merciless market forces.

When the government of the day is nakedly pursuing the policy of
helping the loot of the nation by few corporate houses – native as
well as foreign – by extending few hundred corporate houses all
facilities and benefits while heaping misery upon misery on the common
man, the only silver line in the horizon is the growing unity of
workers as was manifested in the one day strike on 7th September 2010
and in the workers march to Parliament on 23rd February 2011.

The CWC meeting whole-heartedly welcomes this and declares that the
All India Audit & Accounts Association, its affiliates and members
shall strive its best to mobilise the employees in favour of the
struggle against the disastrous economic policies that are pursued by
successive governments since 1991. It further declares that the All
India Audit & Accounts Association shall be in the forefront of these
struggles along with other sections of Central Government employees
under the banner of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees &
Workers.

Part II

This Central Working Committee meeting of All India Audit & Accounts
Association held at New Delhi on 24-25 February 2011views with all
seriousness the continuing attacks on the social security schemes of
the employees like Pension and Health scheme etc. With the attack on
the employees on the rise and the policies of down sizing, outsourcing
and contractorisation being implemented with increased vigour, this
CWC meeting is of the considered opinion that the employees are left
with no option but to oppose these policies and resist and defeat it
through collective actions and authorises the National Executive to
give appropriate directions.

This meeting of CWC welcomes the decision of the Confederation of
Central Govt employees and Workers to mobilise the employees and
launch agitation in pursuance of the 14 point charter of demands
formulated in its meeting of National Council at Mumbai on 1st
December 2010, including revision of wages with effect from 1.1.2011
and merger of DA with Pay for all purposes as and when the DA crosses
50%. The CWC meeting calls upon every Audit and Accounts employee to
be part of the struggle to achieve the charter of demands framed by
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and
authorises the Secretariat of the Association to take appropriate
decisions for the successful implementation of all the calls of
Confederation of Central Government employees and Workers.

This CWC meeting notes with concern the non implementation of
arbitration award on pay scales and further enhancement of pay scales
of assistants in CSS. The conference records its resentment over the
naked discrimination meted out to audit and account cadres from
auditor/accountant to SAOs and resolves to fight against this
discrimination and authorises the National Executive Committee to
chalk out agitational programmes in consultation with other
constituents of Joint Action Committee of Audit & Accounts Employees
and Officers Organisations.

Part III

This CWC meeting of All India Audit & Accounts Association held at New
Delhi on 24-25 February 2011 is of the considered view that the stand
of the CAG administration in the aftermath of the Mass Casual leave on
8th April 2011 is reminiscent of colonial days.

The CWC notes that huge vacancies in the cadres of LDC and (Sr)
Auditor/Accountant are adversely affecting the discharge of the
constitutional obligations. Despite repeated assurances the filling up
of vacancies has not gained momentum. The posting of outstation
candidates is leading to the same old situation with good number of
those recruited leaving the job or declining the offer. This meeting
of the CWC is of the firm opinion that vacancies in the department may
be filled by local candidates, preferably through local recruitments.

The moves to implement the Report on changing the Accounting
methodology will have serious implications to the personnel working in
the Department.

This CWC meeting visualises an increased role for the Indian Audit &
Accounts Department in the days to come. But unfortunately the
departmental authorities are not interested in capitalizing on the
situation. While the executive tries to enslave the IA&AD the
departmental authorities are more than willing to kow-tow. Except for
some sensational reports – that also once in a decade – the depth and
range of audit has been minimized by the departmental officers.

This CWC meeting considers that it is the duty of the Association to
go to the people at large on the issue of accountability by holding
seminars, conventions etc and authorises the Secretariat to take
necessary steps to popularise the issue of "Public Accountability"
with functional independence and authorise the National Executive to
take appropriate steps in this direction.

The attempt to modify the scheme and Constitution of JCM/Departmental
council unilaterally raises a question mark on the commitment of
administration to healthy relationship with staff side and rule of
law.

The attacks on the democratic rights of the employees are still
continuing. The events in Kerala - where two comrades have been
dismissed and hundreds have been heavily penalised all for pure trade
union actions - Rajkot, Nagpur, Kolkata and Gwalior are naked
manifestations of the bureaucracy's anti-democratic,
anti-constitutional machinations. This CWC meeting re-iterates the
decision of the 45th Conference to organise seminars etc on the issue
of victimisation of Association activists for trade union activities,
right to collective bargaining and civil rights to government
employees.

This CWC meeting calls upon every one working in Indian Audit &
Accounts Department to strengthen the joint movement of audit and
accounts employees and officers in defence of the right to organise,
freedom of expression and collective bargaining

The CWC meeting adopts the following Charter of Demands authorises the
National Executive Committee to pursue these demands with CAG's
administration through meaningful dialogue either bilaterally or
through departmental council and also organisationally.

Charter of Demands

1. a) Vacate victimisation of Association activists.
b) Allow democratic functioning of Association without
interference from administration
c) Hold independent enquiry into the administrative excesses
in AG's office Kerala as directed by ILO

2. Strengthen Audit & Accounts to Safeguard People's Rights

a) Stop down sizing; Stop outsourcing & privatisation of Audit &
Accounts; Scrap curtailment/shedding of Audit functions in the name of
Audit Plan.
b) Ensure continuance of the existing Accounting and Auditing
methodologies and appropriate party days with scientific work norms.
c) Ensure effective Panchayati Raj Audit & Accounts by sanctioning more posts.

3. a) Amend Company Law and DPC Act for Audit of Public Sector
Undertakings & Corporations even after reduction of Government
share to below 50%.
b) Amend Company Law to ensure the Audit by IA&AD of all
Public Limited Companies listed with Securities and Exchange Board
of India (SEBI)
c) Enact necessary law to bring audit of all public Financial
Institutions by IA&AD.

4. Fill up all vacant posts including Gr D through local recruitment,
no matching savings at the cost of Gr B, C & D cadres.

5. Upgrade all LDC to PB 1 GP 2400 (4000-6000 pre-revised) as
Audit/Accounts Assistant; merge LDC & DEO and grant the following pay
scales to other cadres

Auditor/Accountant: PB2, GP 4200
SA/Steno Gr I : PB2, GP 4600
AAO/Private Secretary: PB2 GP 4800,
PB3, GP 5400 on completion of 4 years
AO : PB3, GP 6600
SAO : PB3, GP 7600


6. Extend benefits of MACP to Assistant Audit/Accounts Officers by
treating promotion to AAO as direct recruitment; withdraw the order
treating promotion from Section Officer to Assistant Audit Officer
between 01.01.2006 to 01.09.2008 as null and void.

7. Designate Supervisor as AAO & Earmark 20% of AAO post for seniority
cum fitness promotion.

8. Remove differential treatment on pay fixation on promotion
vis-à-vis direct recruitees in all cadres as is done in many other
departments.
9. Replace Qualification Pay with the scheme of four advance
increments on passing Departmental Confirmatory Examination
10. Stop down sizing of P&T Audit Offices

11. Re-imburse hotel charges to Railway Audit personnel wherever
Railway accommodation is not allotted while on tour.
12. Regularise all casual, temporary, contract, daily wage workers

13. Restore unilateral transfer policy.

14. Withdraw the fresh criteria issued by Chairman Audit Board for
selection of CPSU annual accounts audit.

15. Restore metal Pass facility to AAOs in Railway Audit

16. Grant increment and Grade Pay of 4800 from the day of Passing of SOGE

17. Maintain Status Quo Ante on recruitment Rules on promotion to AOs cadre


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