Tuesday, March 17, 2015
CIRCULAR - 9/2015
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-09/2015 Dated: 16th March 2015
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee
As stated in our Circular 25 dated 2nd November 2014, we have filed the case in CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi on Stepping up of Pay of seniors when junior is paid more on account of ACP/MACP – on the lines of case won by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association. The case came up for admission on 2nd March 2015 and has been admitted, notice being issued to Govt and CAG. The next date is 27th April 2015 – the government has to file its affidavit by then (normally it never does, extension is given). The OA No is 847/2015.
The case is based on the judgement given by the CAT, Pr Bench, New Delhi in the case filed by the Postal Accounts Employees Association demanding stepping up of pay of Seniors who is drawing less pay than their junior who has benefitted from ACP/MACP. The CAT, Pr Bench, New Delhi ordered that the seniors pay be stepped up to the level of the juniors who are drawing more pay on account of ACP/MACP. The Delhi HC upheld the judgement. The Supreme Court rejected the SLP field by the Government.
At each stage of the judgement, we requested the CAG to implement it in respect of the personnel of IA&AD also. We took it up lastly enclosing the copy of the Circular issued by the Directorate of Postal Department ordering stepping up of the pay of seniors (ie Senior Accountants) at par with the pay of junior (Senior Accountants). At the last stage of finalising the OA, we received a letter from CAG saying that the judgement of CAT, Pr Bench and HC of Delhi is applicable to only the personnel of Postal Accounts and cannot be implemented for personnel of IA&AD.
The case is like this: There are three types of Sr Auditor/Accountants (SA for brief).
1. SA, recruited as Auditor/Accountant who got 2nd ACP prior to 1.9.2008 and are granted GP 5400 on completion of 30 years (those who did not get benefit of ACP are getting GP of 4800 on completion of 30 years) as 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS;
2. SA, promoted from LDC– did not get ACP because had got two promotions - granted 4600 as 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS on completion of 30 years, but senior in SA cadre to those who are granted 5400/4800;
3. SA, promoted from Gr D – got three promotions, hence no benefit under MACPS, drawing 4200, but senior in SA cadre to those who got benefit under MACPS.
Through our OA (847/2015), we have prayed for setting aside Rules 10 of MACPS (which preclude stepping up of pay on account of MACPS) and also stepping up of pay of all senior SA in IA&AD vis-à-vis their juniors with effect from 1.9.2008, in the pattern that was granted to the Senior Accountants of Postal Accounts.
Remit towards Legal Expenditure
It is a known fact that pursuing a case in the court is quite costly. All the units are requested to collect money from all the affected SAs and remit to HQr without delay. The amount has already been conveyed to all.
REMIT HQR QUOTA
Many units are yet to remit the HQr quota for the year 2014-15 and some even for 2013-14. It will be highly appreciated if the remittance is made without any further delay.
BANK ACCOUNT TRASFERRED
We have transferred the Savings Bank a/c with Indian Bank to the newly opened Branch at Vasundhara, Ghaziabad (from Karolbagh, New Delhi). The account number continues to be the same. The cheques/DDs may henceforth be deposited in favour of ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION, SB A/C NO. 407270341, VASUNDHARA BRANCH, GHAZIABAD, PIN-201012, IFS CODE: IDIB000V118. All the units are requested to take note of the change and new details.