Thursday, January 9, 2014
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt.
(U.P), PIN-201012 GHAZIABAD
Reference: AIA/Circular-02/2014 Dated: 8th January 2014
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee
COURTESY MEETING WITH CAG
Today, ie 8th January 2014, we had a courtesy meeting with CAG. The Association was represented by Coms Jagdish Panchal, Vice President, KL Gautam, Additional Secretary General and Anilkumar, Assistant Secretary General in addition to the Secretary General. (As the intimation about the meeting was received very late, President could not make it to the meeting). DG, Staff and AC (N) were also present during the meeting.
After exchange of New Year greetings and pleasantries, we raised some of the pressing issues viz.
1. Pay Parity with Central Secretariat, GP of 4600 to SA and 5400 to AAOs. We explained the developments over these and requested that it may be pursued with vigour.
We further pointed out the situation arising out of MACPS and its demoralising effects on many AAOs.
CAG appreciated the issue and stated that the route now left is 7th CPC and he assured the department would do its best to settle the issue in our favour.
2. Implementation of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 was presented and he was requested to consider implementation of the recognition rules as is done in other departments ie recognition at Minister level/departmental level. CAG made certain specific queries but did not commit.
3. As regards the cadre restructuring in IA&AD is concerned we requested for formation of a committee with representation to the recognised Federations as is done in other Ministries/Departments. We stated that the ratio 1:2:2.5 that is pushed forward in Audit offices is not acceptable as it will cause drastic reduction in the strength of Auditor/Senior Auditor.
In this regard we pointed out that Performance audit is given preference over compliance audit. We placed our view that performance audit is just fit for show cases and it is compliance audit that really causes corrections in the government spending. We pointed out that in the earlier system also, ECPA (efficiency cum performance audit) was there and it was performed as a higher form of compliance audit.
CAG stated that the performance audit cannot be termed as a futile exercise but appreciated that compliance audit is to be strengthened.
We pointed out the cyclic effects on promotions, especially on AAO cadre, because of the creation of water-tight compartments within in the department. We requested for policy with long-sightedness, where everyone who joins the department in one cadre would have equal promotion avenues. We requested CAG to consider the creation of single cadre offices in every station with future recruits so that this will take care of the aspirations of the personnel as well the manpower requirements of changing times.