15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-25/2011 Dated: 20th October 2011
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee
PROTEST AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF RAPs IN COMMERCIAL AUDIT
The CAG's office has directed all the MABs and Accountants General to close down the Resident Audit Parties in Commercial Audit by 31st October 2011. This will cause dislocation to more than hundred personnel working in many RAPs across the country. Hence forth the audit would be conducted through audit parties. The audit has already been drastically reduced by prescribing new audit criteria which inter-alia ensures that the supplementary audit of more than 80% of Public Sector Undertakings – Central as well as State – will not be done annually as is done till date.
The reason advanced for closure of Resident Audit Parties in PSUs is nothing but to be deplored – to avoid vested interests being developed!
Every one in the Department and PSUs knows who has vested interests and how the vested interests of the IA&AS officers are met. The RAPs are made to beg with PSUs for extending many a facility – including A/C care for families of IA&AS officers – to the IA&AS officers and the blame is put on the Gr B and C personnel.
We have to protest emphatically against this move – not only against the curtailment of audit reach and dislocation of personnel but also against the casting aspersion on integrity of Gr B and C personnel.
Every Unit may hold protest demonstration on 31st October 2011 and adopt a resolution given below and forward it CAG of India through proper channel, with a copy to the HQrs.
This meeting of …………………………..Association,….. held on 31st October 2011 is of the considered opinion that the decision of the Chairman, Audit Board to close down the Resident Audit Parties in the Commercial Audit wing will have serious repercussion on the personnel working in the RAPs and also on the reach and quality of audit.
This meeting takes strong exception to the reason advanced as one of the reason to close down the RAPs ie 'to discourage development of vested interests' is nothing but an insult to all the Gr B & C personnel in the department. The meeting strongly protests against casting aspersion on the integrity of personnel working in the Department.
This meeting urges upon the CAG of India to cause withdrawal of the decision to close down the RAPs in commercial Audit wing and withdrawal of the circular letter itself.
Resolve to send a copy of this resolution to CAG of India through proper channel.
Further resolves to send a copy of this resolution to the Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association.
In Commercial Audit, every personnel – from MTS to AAO – may send telegram to CAG not later than 31st October 2011. Text of the telegram is given elsewhere.
RECONSIDER DECISION TO CLOSE DOWN RAPs & NEW CRITERIA FOR SUPPLEMENTARY AUDIT OF PSUs, PLEAD INTERVENTION
All the Units may send a detailed report on the implementation of the programme without fail.