Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt.
(U.P), PIN-201012 GHAZIABAD
Reference: AIA/Circular-08/2014 Dated: 17th March 2014
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee
SHIMLA CWC -
- UPDATED THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS
- CALLS FOR SUSTAINED AGITATION IN PURSUANCE OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS
The CWC meeting at Shimla on 12-13 March 2014 will be remembered for the direction that has been given to the organisation. It will also be remembered for how the warm hospitality could beat even the inclement weather, keeping the delegates and observers warm, happy and involved.
36 Units attended the CWC – the inclement weather and the ongoing Board exams notwithstanding. 11 National Executive Committee members, 5 Special Invitees, 36 delegates and 116 observers attended the meeting. Of the four NE members who did not attend the meeting, Com Kamalesh Choudhury is indisposed and just been out of hospitalisation, Com Anindya Mitra had to cancel the ticket at the last moment because of the sudden illness of his mother and Com Partha Guha because of some unexpected developments at home front. There was no communication from Com: Nina Kumari Kujur, Convener, Women’s Committee.
27 delegates participated in the discussion over the note on agenda items presented by the Secretary General while other units submitted detailed note on the issues concerning their units.
The CWC meeting updated the charter of demands and decided the following programmes in pursuance of the Charter of Demands.
The updated Charter of Demands is:
1. i) Merge Auditor/Accountant with Senior Auditor/Accountant and grant the GP of 4600 in PB 2.
ii) Grant the GP of 5400 in PB 2 to AAOs, GP of 6600 in PB 3 to AOs and 7600 to SAOs in PB 4
iii) Revive the cadre of Record Keeper by de-merging from MTS and grant GP 1900 in PB 1.
2. Grant atleast 5 promotions in the career.
3. i) Fill Up all vacant posts through local recruitment
ii) Reassess the staff strength on scientific work norms
4. Permit Graduate MTS to negotiate SAS exam
5. Re-designate DEO as Audit/Accounts Assistant; open up 100% promotion chances for DEOs as Auditor/Accountant.
6. Ensure equal opportunity in promotion to stenos of the same station.
7. Restore transaction audit to the fullest extent.
8. Strengthen Audit & Accounts to Safeguard People’s Rights
Stop down-sizing; Stop outsourcing & privatisation of Audit & Accounts; Scrap Curtailment/shedding of Audit functions in the name of Audit Plan; ensure continuance of the existing Accounting and Auditing methodologies and appropriate party days with scientific work norms; ensure effective Panchayati Raj Audit & Accounts by sanctioning adequate posts; revisit restructuring of Audit effected from 1..4. 2012.
9. a) Amend Company Law and DPC Act for Audit of Public Sector Undertakings & Corporations even after reduction of Government share to below 50%.
b) Amend Company Law to ensure the Audit by IA&AD of all Public Limited Companies listed with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
c) Enact necessary law to bring audit of all public Financial Institutions by IA&AD.
10. a) Vacate victimisation of Association activists.
b) Allow democratic functioning of Association without interference from administration
11. i) Withdraw annual audit criteria introduced vide letter dt 27 January 2011.
ii) Stop unilateral implementation of transfer policy in Commercial Audit & P&T Audit
12. Implement Arbitration Award on SA pay Scale
13. Declare placing as AAO on passing of SAS exam as direct recruitment and extend benefits of MACP to Assistant Audit/Accounts Officers.
14. Designate Supervisor as AAO & Earmark 20% of AAO post for seniority cum fitness promotion
15. Remove differential treatment on pay fixation on promotion vis-à-vis direct recruitees in all cadres
16. Stop downsizing of P&T Audit Offices; conduct audit of private service providers as per TRAI regulations.
17. Re-imburse hotel charges to Railway Audit personnel wherever Railway accommodation is not allotted while on tour.
18. Restore unilateral transfer policy.
19. Restore metal Pass facility to AAOs in Railway Audit
20. Grant increment and Grade Pay of 4800 from the day of Passing of SOGE
21. Withdraw PFRDA Act and ensure statutory pension for all
22. Pay arrears of Pay from 1st Jan 1996 to 18th Feb 2003 as directed by Courts to audit & accounts cadres
The CWC decided the following programmes in pursuance of these demands:
1. Campaign Week : 28 April – 2nd May 2014
2. Demands Day : 4th June 2014
3. Mobilisation Week : 7th July -11th July 2014
4. 24 hour fast by unit leadership: 21-22 August 2014
5. 48 hour fast by Secretary General in front of CAG’s office
6. Mass Dharna in front of CAG’s office
The dates for the programmes at 5 and 6 will be decided later. The campaign material on the charter of demands would be circulated later. All the Units are requested to ensure serious mobilisation on the charter of demands.
IMPLEMENT JAC CALL FOR DHARNA ON 26 MARCH 2014
As decided by the joint NE meeting of apex JAC constituents on 11th January 2014, the third stage of action ie Joint Dharna in every station is to be organised on 26th March 20-14 in pursuance of the following demands
1. Pay arrears of Pay from 1st Jan 1996 to 18th Feb 2003 as directed by Courts to audit & accounts cadres.
2. i) Upgrade LDC as Audit/Accounts Assistant and merge Auditor/Accountant and SA
ii) Grant the following pay scales to Audit & Accounts Cadres
Audit/Accounts Asstt - GP 2400. PB 1
SA - GP 4600, PB2
AAO - GP 5400, PB2
AO - GP 6600, PB3
SAO - GP 7600, PB4
iii) Grant ACP on departmental hierarchy basis
iv) Grant one increment and Grade pay of Rs: - 5400 from the day of passing AAO/SOG examination
v) Grant three increments on passing departmental confirmatory examination.
3. Implement Arbitration Award
All the units are requested to contact the constituents of the JAC in their station, revive the local JAC and prepare for the successful joint Dharna on 26th March 2014. Please send the report on formation of JAC in the station as well as about the implementation of the joint Dharna. JAC circular is attached.
JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF
ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS
17/2 – C, P & T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi: - 110001
No: JAC/ Circular-5/2014 Date: 12th March, 2014
Chief Executive of Constituent Organizations &
Conveners, local JACs
HOLD DAY LONG JOINT DHARNA ON 26TH MARCH, 2014
We are sure, all of you have received the JAC Circular No. 4 dated 15th February 2014 and learnt about the outcome of the discussion held with the Jt. Secretary (Pers), Ministry of Finance on 14th February 2014. It was already indicated clearly in the said Circular itself that, we shall have to go ahead with our programmatic approach with all seriousness to create compulsion on the Government to concede our long pending demands.
In the Joint National Executive meeting of the constituents of apex JAC held on 11th January 2014 in Delhi, it was decided to organize phased programmes till we meet in the National Convention in June/July 2014.
In pursuance of the decisions of the above mentioned Joint National Executive meeting, the call for one day Unit/Branch wise Dharna on 29th January 2014 was given. Many units and Branches of different constituents had implemented the call seriously and there was enthusiasm among the rank and file membership.
The next course of action being station wise joint Dharna by local Branches and Units of the constituents at every station under the Banner of local JAC, it has been decided that the programme shall be held on 26th March 2014. In order to implement the programme successfully, all local constituents of JAC are requested to take following steps:-
Step 1. Hold a Joint meeting of the representatives of constituents of JAC immediately after the receipt of this Circular.
If the local JAC in non-functional, the Chief Executives of the local constituents shall come in touch with each other and constitute JAC immediately.
Step 2. The local JAC shall decide the venue of Dharna. It shall also take all other measures necessary to make the Dharna successful.
Step 3. The local JAC shall hold General body/Gate/activists meeting in all offices/constituents and appraise the members about issues and also the decision of JAC to hold the Dharna.
Step 4. Local JAC shall organize the Dharna on 26th March 2014 in a centrally located place. Leaders of COCs and other fraternal organization to be invited to address the meeting. The lunch hour meeting shall also pass the following resolutions and forward those to all concerned.
RESOLUTION - I
The lunch hour meeting of the Accounts and Audit Employees & Officers held today the 26th March, 2014 at (…………………Name of Station)under the aspices of the local JAC of Accounts & Audit Employees & Offices Organization (……………………….Name of Station) as a part of the Joint Day long Dharna, reviewed the outcome of the discussion held on 14th February 2014 between the Joint Secretary (Personnel), Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and the staff side members of the National Anomaly Committee and representatives of apex JAC on item 28 of National Anomaly Committee. The meeting observed with great concern that the official side is not inclined to hold a meaningful discussion and settle the long pending issues, which is untenable.
The meeting therefore, urges upon the Government of India to discuss the pending items with the representatives of staff side/apex JAC and settle them across the table without further delay.
The meeting resolves to forward the resolution to:-
1. Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, New Delhi.
2. Secretary Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi.
3. All heads of organizations of Accounts & Audit Departments.
4. Convener, apex level Joint Action Committee of Accounts and Audit Employees & Officers Organizations, New Delhi.
President of the Meeting
RESOLUTION - II
This lunch hour meeting of the Accounts and Audit Employees & Officers held today the 26th March, 2014 at (…………………Name of Station)….under the auspices of the local JAC of Accounts & Audit Employees & Offices Organization (……………………….Name of Station) as a part of the Joint Day long Dharna expressed its strongest resentment against the indifferent attitude of the Government of India towards the following demands the Accounts & Audit Employees & Officers –
1. Payment of arrears of Pay from 1st Jan 1996 to 18th Feb 2003 as directed by Courts to Accounts & Audit cadres.
2. i) Upgradation of LDC as Accounts/Audit Assistant and merger of Accountant/ Auditor and Senior Accountant/Auditor.
ii) Granting following pay scales to Accounts & Audit Cadres
Accounts/ Audit Asstt - GP 2400. PB 1
SA/PA - GP 4600, PB2
AAO/Sr.PA - GP 5400, PB2
AO - GP 6600, PB3
SAO - GP 7600, PB4
3. Granting MACP on departmental hierarchy basis
4. Granting one increment and Grade pay of Rs: - 5400 from the day of passing AAO/SOG examination
5. Granting three increments on passing departmental confirmatory examination
6. Implementation of Arbitration Awards
The meeting urges upon the Government of India to open up dialogue with the representatives of the apex level Joint Action Committee settle the issues at the earliest.
The meeting is constraint in covey to the Government that if the Government of India ignores the request of the Accounts and Audit Employees & Officers, the employees officers of Accounts & Audit Departments shall be forced to resort to higher form of action programmes.
The meeting resolves to forward the resolution to:-
1. The Secretary Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.
2. All Heads of the Departments/Organizations of Accounts & Audit Departments.
3. Convener, Apex Joint Action Committee of Accounts & Audit Employees and Officers Organisations.
President of the Meeting
Com KL Gautam, Addl SG and Convener Reception Committee inviting the delegates and observers for tributes to Martyrs.
Red Salute to Martyrs:
Com M Duraipandian, President , All India Audit & Accounts Associaion
Com M. S. Raja, Secretary General
Delegates & observers being Assembled at the CWC venue:
Delegates & observers being Assembled at the CWC venue:
Welcome Speech by Com KL Gautam
Com.M.Duraipandian - Presidential address
Welcoming the Guests:
Com: Tikender Panwar, Dy Mayor, Shimla
Shri Satish Loomba, Pr. Accountant General (Audit) HP
Shri Sushil Kumar, Accountant General (A&E), HP
Inaugural Speech By Com Tikender Panwar, Dy Mayor, Shimla
Address by Shri Satish Loomba PAG, Chief Guest
Address by Shri Arun Kumar Zakhmi, Dy Accountant General
Thanks to the felicitation – Com Jagmohan Thakur
The National Executive Committee on the dais
Com: M.S. Raja, Secretary General: Presenting the note on agenda items by Secretary General for discussion
Presentation of Credential Committee Report – by Com KC Mathai, Asstt Secretary General & Convener, Credential Committee
Summing up the Discussion by Com M. S. Raja, Secretary General
Presidential words – Concluding the CWC meeting at Shimla on 12-13 March 2014
Felicitating the Host
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Circular No. 13 Dated 2.3.2014
GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT CALLS UPON THE ENTIRE CG EMPLOYEES TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ARBITRARY AND UNILATERAL DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT.
HOLD NATION WIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES AND AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES ON 7TH MARCH 2014 OR AT ANY IMMEDIATE CONVENIENT DATE.
SEND PROTEST SAVINGRAM TO THE PRIME MINISTER.
PREPARE for AN INDEFINITE STRIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER GENERAL ELECTION DEMANDING , MERGER OF DA , INTERIM RELIEF , INCLUSION OF GDS UNDER 7TH CPC, PARITY IN PENSION, DATE OF EFFECT 1/1/2014, SCRAP NEW PENSION SCHEME, SETTLE ANOMOLIES,INCLUSION OF LABOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE PAY COMMISSION AND OTHER DEMANDS IN THE 15 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDs.
CONDUCT INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AND MAKE THE 4TH APRIL NAGPUR NATIONAL CONVENTION A GRAND SUCCESS
The Union Cabinet approved the Finance Ministry’s proposal on terms of reference of the 7thCPC. We have placed the full text of the same on our website. None of the suggestions made by the Staff Side was accepted by the Government.
However, our concern over the date of effect seems to have been taken note of. The terms of reference has left the effective date of its recommendations to be decided by the Commission itself. A united stand backed up by struggles will enable us to clinch this demand in our favour. Undoubtedly it has been our endeavours and the two days strike action that has compelled the Government to have a rethinking on their earlier stand of Decennial (Ten years} wage revision for Central Government employees and the date of effect as 1/1/2016
Unlike on the earlier occasion, the Government has not decided to grant Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance. Nor has it asked the Commission to consider and make appropriate recommendation in this regard specifically. As pointed out in our earlier communication, inclusion of a labour representative in the Commission being not an idea the UPA Government cherishes, for it is diametrically opposite to its economic policies and ideology, they have stuck to the position of sandwiching the Honourable Judge with bureaucrats. In the light of the agreement penned by Com. Mahadeviah, the General Secretary of the recognised GDS union with the Postal Board to the effect that a separate one man committee will look into the service conditions of the Grameen Dak Sewaks, it is not surprising that the Government chose to ignore our demand to cover them within the ambit of the 7th CPC. Our demands for parity between the past and present pensioners and scrapping of the new pension scheme also stand rejected.
As you are aware, the 6th CPC (and the earlier Commissions also) had refused to entertain the demand for removal of anomalies despite Government referring the same to the Commission specifically. Therefore, the omnibus clause in the terms of reference requiring the Commission to submit interim reports may not be of any help to us to raise the anomalies before the 7th CPC.
At the conclusion of the meeting held on 24/10/2013 by Secretary, DoPT, with the staff side on terms of reference of the 7th CPC, it was agreed that the Government will consider our suggestion in the matter and will convene another meeting with the presence of Secretary (Expenditure) to iron out the differences, if any, and explore the possibilities of an agreement in the matter. But no such meeting was convened and no attempt was made by the official side to arrive at an agreed Terms of Reference.
We must now react to the arbitrary and unilateral decision of the Government. We appeal all the State Secretaries, District Secretaries and Branch Secretaries of the affiliated organisations and the State/District COCs to immediately send the following Savingram to the Prime Minister.
THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WORKING IN THE ..........................................(NAME OF THE STATION)/ OFFICE OF...........................CONDEMN THE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT IN NOT HONOURING ITS COMMITMENT OF HOLDING DISUCSSION WITH THE STAFF SIDE JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL BEFORE FINALISING THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE 7TH CPC AND DEMAND IMMEIDATE ACCEPTANCE OF :
(i) Interim Relief
(ii) Merger of DA
(iii) Bringing the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC
(iv) Date of effect from 1/1/2014
(v) Parity in pension entitlement between the past and present pensioners
(vi) Coverage of the existing defined benefit pension scheme to employees recruited on or after 1.1.2004.
(vii) Include a representative of the Labour in the 7th Central Pay Commission.
(viii) Settle the anomalies raised in the National Anomaly Committee
While the National Convention scheduled to be held at Nagpur will chalk out detailed and phased programmes of action, we call upon our State Committees and Affiliated Unions to organise massive demonstration in front of all offices and important centres on 7th March, 2014 (Friday) or any other immediate convenient date. Kindly instruct all the Branches to mobilise their members so that the demonstration has the participation of cent per cent of the membership of the concerned branch. The State Units and affiliated Unions may issue pamphlets and posters and ensure its wide circulation throughout the country.
As already declared by the National Secretariat of the Confederation, we shall have to go for an indefinite strike action immediately after the General Election if our demands are to be settled.