15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-08/2013 Dated: 3rd April 2013
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee
OBSERVE ASSOCIATION DAY
All India Audit & Accounts Association would be completing glorious 90 years on the coming 15th April. Founded on 15th April 1923 in a meeting of likeminded brave-hearts at Nagpur, (Pl refer Circular 09-2012) the Association has seen many ups and downs and many victimisations at the hands of the die-hard bureaucracy of IA&AD. Every time the Association emerged more vibrant and militant.
The 46th Conference of the Association held at Guwahati called upon every unit to observe the 90th Association Day in a befitting manner by organising week-long programme from 15th April.
15th April – Flag hoisting and meeting
16th April – Distribution of Handbill on the history of the Association prepared in local language to all employees and officers
17th April – Hall meeting – speech by senior (including retired) comrades on the role of All India Audit & Accounts Association (special thrust may be given on newly recruited personnel), the challenges
18th & 19th April – Hall meetings with different groups of members on the challenges before the Audit & Accounts personnel, the CG employees and the working class – Confederation leaders may pl be invited to address the meetings.
All out effort to reach to every employee and officer may be taken. Reporting of Conference – wherever not done – may also be undertaken during this programme. The charter of Demands and the policy and programme resolution adopted by the Conference may be explained to one and all.
The campaign should without fail cover enrolling of new members, April being the month for enrolling new members.
"REMOVE CURBS ON THE EXERCISE OF FUNDAMENTAL (Right to Association & Right to Expression) & DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS DAY"
The 46th Conference, after taking stock of the prevailing situation in IA&AD, decided to educate and mobilise the employees in pursuance of the Charter of Demands adopted by the Conference. The Conference concluded that the first and foremost impediment before the employees is the colonial mindset of the IAAS Bureaucracy –that take advantage of the Indian Constitution and defy it at every stage when it matter to the function and the employees - and arrogant denial of basic right of the employees to organise and the right to expression.
The Conference, therefore, called upon the members to observe 23rd April 2013 as "REMOVE CURBS ON THE EXERCISE OF FUNDAMENTAL (Right to Association & Right to Expression) & DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS DAY" by adopting the (enclosed) letter addressed to the Comptroller & Auditor General in a lunch hour meeting and handing over to the Head of the Department by the Executive Committee in a deputation.
PROTEST AGAINST THE ATTACK ON P&T AUDIT PERSONNEL
The CAG administration has issued an order where-by all the Assistant Audit officers in the P&T Audit would be liable to be transferred out of station on completion of 5 years in the station. This order not only would de-stabilise the family life of the Assistant Audit officers and Audit officers but would also throw the office functioning of every Branch Audit Office (BAO) under Director General of Audit (P&T) into chaos.
A similar position is already in existence in the Commercial Audit, where transfer was a norm for a long time.
In P&T Audit, though the cadre of AAO and AO/SAO are All India Cadres for the sake of deciding seniority for promotions, functionally it was a local cadre from the very beginning. This unilateral decision on transfer policy of AAOs and AO/SAO is highly objectionable. The resolution adopted by the 46th Conference on the subject is enclosed. All the Units are requested to adopt the same resolution on 23rd April 2013 and hand it over to the Heads of Departments along with the letter on right to fundamental and democratic rights.
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
3rd April 2013
The Comptroller & Auditor General of India,
9, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,
New Delhi – 110124
The field Associations of this Federation had been a Composite Association comprising of all groups B, C & D exception being Audit/Accounts Officers who had their separate Associations & Federations. With the promulgation of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993, Head of the Department has been vested with the authority to define distinct category for formation of Association. The result is that the then existing composite Association now being split into four category-wise Associations. This is interference in the fundamental right to Association guaranteed under Art. 19 of Constitution. Imposing restrictions on the right to form an Association of our choice is, therefore, ultra vires of the Article 19 of the Constitution.
We, therefore, request you to examine the validity of this restriction and withdraw order defining the distinct categories. This request has been made on behalf of the 46th Conference of All India Audit & Accounts Association held on 11 -14 March 2013 at Guwahati, Assam.
The Conference also considered the various measures being taken by authorities which act as curbs on day to day functioning of the Association viz. organising General Body Meetings, dharna, demonstrations and even mass casual leave to register their protest against non-settlement of their collective grievances. The above measures have been taken in exercise of freedom of expression which is also guaranteed under the Constitution.
It has also been seen that meetings without permission have been treated as violation of Rule 7(i) of CCS (Conduct), Rules. In this way all meetings, peaceful demonstrations, dharna etc. which have not been prohibited under 7(i) ibid, have also been declared as prohibited demonstrations and that also through an executive instruction by a Ministry which is not even the nodal Ministry. This is an attempt to expand a prohibited conduct not through the rule itself or through statutory orders issued by the President of India under Art.309 of the Constitution. Several judgements pronounced by various courts justified the conduct of peaceful demonstrations/meetings/dharnas. This is therefore a patently ultra vires executive order which is illegal and should be deleted from the rule book. This has been done through another executive instruction which is illegal and void.
The Conference, therefore, directed me to request you to have a 'suo moto' review of the cases in which the illegal instructions have been invoked and disciplinary proceedings culminating in severe penalties have been inflicted by different field authorities working under you.
I hope the above submissions made on behalf of our Conference would receive your consideration and the Department would be drawn out of shadows of victimisation to restore harmonious employer-employee relations.
Thanking you in anticipation,
(M. S. Raja)
R E S O L U T I O N
The 46th Conference of All India Audit & Accounts Association held at Guwahati, Assam on 11th to 14th March 2013 noted that the Circular issued by Director General of Audit (Post & Telecommunications) causing transfer of all Assistant Audit Officers and Audit and Sr Audit Officers in every five year is neither in the interest of the personnel or in the interest of the function.
The Conference was of the considered view that this unilateral decision of the DGA (P&T) would not only lead to total demoralisation of the work force in P&T Audit leading to adverse effect on the output but destabilise the entire functional set up in the Branch Audit Offices (BAOs) in P&T Audit. This Circular flies on the face of the sterling performance by P&T Audit personnel in the very recent past.
The Conference rejeceds the contention in the Circular dated 11.03.2013 that continuance in the same station would lead to 'casual approach to work'. Instead of granting incentive to all those who has done excellent job, the departmental authorities are in a mood to penalise and thus demoralise the hard working officers of the Department.
The 46th Conference of All India Audit & Accounts Association held at Guwahati, Assam on 11th to 14th March 2013 urged upon the DGA (P&T) to withdraw the Circular dated 11th March 2013, to initiate discussion with this Association on transfer policy in P&T Audit and arrive at a consensus.
This meeting of members of ………………………………………….Association, ….. held on 23rd April 2013 endorses the resolution adopted by the 46th Conference of All India Audit & Accounts Association and urges upon the Comptroller & Auditor General of India to intervene causing resolution to the issue.
It is resolved to send a copy of this resolution to the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.