Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Circular 7-2012

Dear Comrades
 
Please find Circular 7 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-07/2012                                                    Dated:  28th February 2012

 

To

Unit Secretaries,

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &

Members of Women's Committee

 

Dear Comrades,

 

THIS MAGNIFICENT UNITY, SPIRIT OF STRUGGLE NEEDS TO BE CARRIED FORWARD

 

The working class has stated in one voice – reverse the economic policies that are for one percent of the population that deprives the 99% of the people of the country even the bare minimum needs achieved through sustained struggles over the years.

 

The Central Government employees, joining the strike on 28th February 2012, have unequivocally declared their intention to intensify the struggle for wage revision after 5 years.

 

The Central Head Quarters of the Association salute the more than 10 crores of working people – including government employees – who made the strike on 28th Feb 2012 a memorable and epoch-making one.

 

It needs to be stated quite plainly that the participation of audit & accounts employees was quite unsatisfactory, though compared to 7th Sept 2010 one could say that there is marginal improvement. The best part is the resurgence of the Kerala Unit which has recorded more than sixty percent participation in the strike, despite a hostile administration. In Chennai and Kolkata both audit & Accounts joined the strike enmasse. In Assam and Tripura also the strike was 100% in A&E offices.

 

Some units did not take much pain in mobilising, with the result that the participation was marginal. In Andhra Pradesh where the administration is hell bent on disturbing the employees' unity and the right to express the executive committee along with some activists participated in the strike.

 

There is a need for serious introspection on organisational matters in the CWC meeting which will be convened shortly.

 

The Press Statement issued by Confederation is given along with this Circular.

 

BLATANT ATTACK ON TRADE UNION RIGHTS

 

The circular issued by the CAG administration under the signature of Pr Director, Staff refuses permission to hold demonstrations with in the office premises?

 

Does it mean that when we hold demonstration against the maladministration and misuse of authority (including rampant corruption amongst IA&AS officers) we should take it to public domain, instead of the closed walls of the Department?

           

This directive that no demonstration shall be permitted within office premises shall have to be fought back with all might at our command.

           

The administration has been on the duty to defeat the strike on 28th February 2011 at stations like Mumbai and Kolkata. In Mumbai police force were requisitioned with a special instruction targeting the General Secretary, Accounts Category III Association. Even the Pr Accountants General – who otherwise are inactive on staff welfare – were very active standing at the gates of the office.

 

IT IS CLEAR NOW, WHAT IS BEING COOKED

 

The moves by the administration by trying to strangulate the dissenting voices and denying the bare minimum space to the staff side is indicative of the ulterior designs – to carry on with 'strategic plan' which is against the mandate given under the constitution and against the interest of the people at large.

 

Temporary setbacks are to be overcome and each unit has to mobilise the entirety of the membership to resist the onslaught on the democratic rights of the employees.

 

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

Date: 28th February 2012

PRESS STATEMENT 

The General Strike of Indian working class for which the call was given by the Central Trade Unions and endorsed by all the Federations and the Central and State Govt. Employees elicited the largest participation today. The increased participation of workers in the industrial action was indicative of the growing realization of the need to struggle against the present economic policies of the Govt. of India.

The Central Govt. employees throughout the country responded to the call admirably in as much as the strike was almost total in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur and about 80% in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and partial in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Gujarat.

The strike was no doubt an impressive reflection of the total discontent of the employees over the various policy decisions like scrapping of the existing pension scheme, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation which have threatened the job security. The increasing prices of essential commodities had added to the agony and despite periodical wage increase through the system of Dearness Compensation, the employees found it difficult to make the both ends meet with the existing emoluments.

The Confederation National Secretariat while congratulating the Central Govt. Employees in general for the total co-operation in making the strike action a grand success, particularly place on record the exemplary and magnificent achievement of Income Tax Employees Federation and All India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association, who could make cent percent of their members to participate in the strike.

We once again call upon the affiliates to go ahead with the preparation of the next strike action in pursuance of the 14-point Charter of Demands which are of exclusive concern to Central Government Employees.

 

 

(K.K.N. Kutty)

Secretary General

 

 

 

 

ALL INDIA AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION

WOMENS COMMITTEE

 

Dear Comrades,

MOBILISE AND UNITE   !  OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY   !

            This is the opportunity to unite and mobilise for a meaningful change. To recognise the fact that for securing peace and social progress and full enjoyment of our fundamental rights and freedom the active involvement of women is essential. Use your full potential and contribute to develop a healthy society.

 

                International Women's Day is meant for assessing the achievements of women and to promote their freedom and social and economic equality. Looking back to the turn of 20th century women were denied basic rights including right to vote. The inception and growth of labour movements and the  struggles that followed protesting poor working conditions and low wages in the textile industry in the 19th & 20th century have relevance even in the present day working class movements as such discrimination is still prevalent in many parts of the world and many a sectors.

 

                There has been progress in the lives of women in general over the years but much remains to be fought for. Women have forged ahead in many spheres of life. There are women Astronauts, Pilots, Administrators, and the financial status of urban women has also changed but alongside discrimination against women is still prominent and atrocities against women are increasing in this modern developed society. Women's lives are still unsafe. Political representation has increased but women's representation in parliament is still a minority.

 

                We have to come forward to partake in the decision making and sort out solutions to issues and involve actively in all the organization activities. Only then there will be empowerment of women and strength to the organization.

 

                This International Women's Day let us celebrate the struggles for women's rights in the economic, social, political and cultural domain and reaffirm our solidarity in the struggle for peace.

 

WE CANNOT GO BACK AND START FROM THE BEGINNING SO LET US MAKE A NEW BEGINNING!

 

Yours Fraternally,

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                               Jaitha V. S.

Convenor, Women's Committee

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Circular 6

Dear Comrades
 
Please find Circular 06-2012 post 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-06/2012                                                   Dated:  12th February 2012

 

To

Unit Secretaries,

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &

Members of Women's Committee

 

Dear Comrades,

 

HP CIVIL AUDIT ASSOCIATION, SHIMLA TAKES THE RIGHT DECISION, CORRECT PATH

 

            The Himachal Pradesh Civil Audit Association, Shimla (ie Audit Category III Association, Shimla) has on 9th February 2012 decided to join the All India Audit & Accounts Association with immediate effect. The Association has submitted letter of affiliation to that effect.

 

            The Asstt Audit Officers Association, Shimla joined our Association during the last CWC meeting in Delhi in 2011.

 

            We welcome HP Civil Audit Association, Shimla and expect that more units would realise the mistake and return to the parent Association and strengthen it.

 

TOTAL STRIKE ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2012

           

            Every unit should take all out efforts to ensure total success of strike on 28th February 2012. Units may send the copy of the letter handed over to the Head of office endorsing the strike call.

 

            The preparation for the strike and its success would be a step forward in mobilising the employees for an independent struggle on the exclusive demands of central government employees.

 

            With regards

Yours fraternally

 

 

(M.S.Raja)

Secretary General

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Circular 05-2012

Dear Comrade
 
Please find Circular 05 posted below.
 
Yours fraternally
 
M. S. Raja

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-05/2012                                                   Dated:  2nd February 2012

 

To

Unit Secretaries,

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &

Members of Women's Committee

 

Dear Comrades,

 

STRIKE NOTICE SERVED

 

As directed by Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers and endorsed by the National Executive Committee of the Association, we served the strike notice (dated 1st Feb 2012) today. Copy of the Strike notice is attached.

 

What is to be done

 

  • Start educating the membership immediately

-          Widely circulate the charter of demands

-          Hold activists meeting

-          Follow it up with group/ section-wise meetings

 

  • Confederation as well as CHQ leaders of our Association would be visiting each station. Attend the Confederation meetings. Ensure the meeting is attended by the entire Executive Committee and activists.
  • Focus on demands should not be lost – neo-liberal economic policies leads to price rise, which in turn take away the hike in pay on account of 6 CPC; the neo-liberal economic policies breeds contempt for people's movement and democracy causing the arrogance and self-centredness amongst the bureaucracy; the strategic plan for 2020 finalised by the administration of CAG is nothing but the extension of the neo-liberal economic policies ignoring the nation's requirements.

 

 

Let us not forget that we have a ruling class and bureaucracy – who are the beneficiaries under the policies at the cost of the 100 crore people – will not budge an inch unless forced by a popular uprising against these policies.

 

Let us consciously, proudly be a part of this movement to cause changes in the economic policies.

Two decades later on initiation of this economic policy the whole of working class irrespective of Trade Union affiliation would be on strike on this 28th February 2012.

 

We cannot remain as silent spectators – we should not and we would not.

 

Ensure total strike on 28th February 2012.

 

 

With regards

Yours fraternally

 

 

 

(M.S.Raja)

Secretary General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strike Notice

Dear Comrade
 
The Strike Notice has been served by this Association to the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
 
Copy of the Notice is given below.
 
M. S. Raja
Secretary General
 

      B-1/03/2012                                                                                                    

1st February 2012 

To

The Comptroller & Auditor General of India,

9, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,

New Delhi – 110124

 

 Sir,

            The Central Trade Unions have given a call for one day strike on 28th February 2012. Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers, of which this Federation is an affiliate, has ratified the above strike call.

            The National Executive Committee of the All India Audit & Accounts Association that met at New Delhi 25-26 at New Delhi endorsed the call for one day strike on 28th February 2012.

            I am, therefore, to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliates of the All India Audit & Accounts Association will go on one day's strike on 28th February, 2012.  The charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one day strike action is enclosed.

     Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,

 

(M. S. Raja)

Secretary General

Charter of demands.

 PART-A.

 

1)         Concrete measures to contain price rise

2)         Concrete measures for linkage of employment protection with the concession/incentive package offered to the entrepreneurs,

3)         Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.

 4)        Universal social security cover for the unorganized sector workers without any restriction

5)         Creation  of a National Social Security Fund with adequate resources in line with the  recommendation, of NCEUS and Parliamentary Standing Committees on Labour, Stoppage of disinvestment in Central and State PSUs, the  Central Trade Unions also demand immediate  action  by the Govt. of India to en sure:-

6)         No Contractorisation of work of permanent/perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the Industry/establishment

7)         Amendment   of  Minimum   Wages   Act   to   ensure   universal  coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs 10,000/-,

8)         Remove the ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund; Increase the      quantum of gratuity.

9)         Scrap PFRDA Bill/New Pension Scheme; Ensure pension for all.

10)       Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of ILO conventions 87 & 98

 

PART-B

 

1.         Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, corporatorisation and privatization of Governmental functions

2.         Fill up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements

3.         Revise wages of CGEs with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter.

4.         Regularize the GDS, daily rated workers, contingent and casual workers by bringing about a definite scheme of regularization.

5.         Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointment (end the discrimination on compassionate appointment between the Railway workers and other CGEs)

6.                  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.

7.                  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

8.                  Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of T.U. rights

9.                  Implement all arbitration awards

10.              Raise the interest rate for GPF. Revise the OTA and Night duty allowance and stitching and clothing rates of uniforms

11.              Merge DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when the DA rates crores the 50% mark.

12.              Vacate all Trade Union victimizations.

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012