15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-17/2011 Dated: 14th July 2011
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee
In pursuance to the directive of the CWC meeting and the decision taken by the NE meeting on 13-14 June 2011, mobilising the public opinion for strengthening the public accountability was discussed with Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association in the presence of President of Our Association at Chennai on 9th June 2011. Com Haridas, General Secretary, Commercial Audit AOs Association and Com O. S Sudhakaran, General Secretary, Commercial Audit AAOs Association also joined the discussion.
The consensus emerged in the meeting was that we have to focus on the issue of public accountability from two sides – ie one, the refusal of govt to carry out necessary amendments to the DPC Act etc and two the abdication of constitutional responsibility by the CAG himself – especially in the light of the recent circulars curtailing the audit of accounts of PSUs (both Central and State). It was pointed out by some comrades that recent instructions issued by the CAG administration makes it categorical that the department is more concerned about playing to the gallery than ensuring public accountability. One the one hand CAG is demanding right to audit the Public-Private Partnership Projects (PPP) while instructions are issued to field formations to avoid critical reviews or comments there-on.
After detailed deliberation it was decided that 6th September 2011 shall be observed as "Sanction adequate Manpower to discharge Constitutional Obligation Day" by holding lunch hour meetings and adopting a resolution which may be submitted to CAG through proper channel. Draft resolution would be circulated later.
Proposals such as conducting a post card campaign addressed to CAG, signature campaign to be submitted to President of India, holding a National Convention at New Delhi followed by State level Conventions etc came up during the discussion. As the National Executives of the Associations would be the appropriate forum to decide on the course to be treading on, it was decided to hold a joint meeting of extended National Executive of both the Associations in New Delhi in the 3rd Week of September 2011, the exact date of which would be communicated later.