Thursday, December 31, 2015


all india audit & accounts association



wishes you & family



a happy & prosperous



new year - 2016


 



M. S. Raja
Secretary General


“future beckons, march ahead”


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-32/2015                                                     Dated:  29th December 2015

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee

Dear Comrades,

              XXVIII Ordinary meeting of the Departmental Council was held today. (The last meeting was held on 26th August 2006).

A brief of the discussion/decision is given below.

              Ms Ajanta Dayalan, DAI & Chairperson, presided.

1.                  Implementation of Scheme of Joint Consultative Machinery & Compulsory Arbitration (JCM & CA) on the basis of the Scheme and Constitution of JCM & CA and the joint intent.

Chairperson said that the Department is all for smooth and effective functioning of the Scheme of JCM. As regards changes unilaterally effected to the Constitution of Departmental Council, DAI said that constitution will have to be in conformity with the model Constitution circulated by DOPT.
It was agreed that the staff side would submit a detailed note in this regard.
                        
2.                  Implementation of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 in its true format and as per the OMs issued by the nodal ministry.

There was no unanimity amongst staff side as three members – who did not attend the staff side meeting held in the forenoon session – objected to departmental level, unitary Associations.
Chairperson desired that staff side come with a uniform approach. But it was assured that the practical difficulties in the present system, if any, would be addressed. It was also stated by Chairperson that the present system has somewhat stabilised, changing it would unsettle it.
It was agreed to discuss it further.

3.                  Implementation of the standing orders on the functional facility to recognised Associations as per decisions taken in the meetings of National Council, JCM.

It was agreed that specific cases where the facilities are denied would be discussed separately for resolution.
                            
4.                  Revision of sanctioned strength of P&T Audit offices

5.           Sanction adequate posts so as to discharge mandate under the   Constitution and DPC Act

              Items for 4 & 5 were taken up together.

It was reported by Chairperson that the process of filling up of vacancies are on progress and it would take time for the results to be visible as the vacancy position is quite high. So far, during the last 4-5 years, 20000 dossiers were received from SSC of which nearly 12000 have reported.
It was assured that there would be no ‘matching saving’ at the cost of base level cadres.
                            
6.           Reduction in the percentage of marks to 40% for passing the SAS and incentive/RA examination.

              It was informed that further reduction in passing percentage in SAS/RA/incentive exams is not possible.

              Staff side raised the issue of granting unlimited chances for SAS exam. Chairperson desired a detailed note from staff side on this (as this did not form the part of agenda) which would be sympathetically considered.
Staff Side agreed to submit a detailed note on the number of chances for SAS exam.

7.           Change of name of DA grade Exam into Works Accounts Service

              Chairperson informed that the demand is not agreed to.    

8.           Revisit the decision to close down various Resident Audit Offices/Parties (RAO/RAP)

It was agreed that Staff Side would pursue the matter, first, with the concerned wing.

9.           Revision of TA/DA rates, treating “on tour” for cultural and sports activities’ participants             

              Staff side appreciated the fact that necessary order in this regard has already been issued but pointed out that the facility is not extended to participants in the cultural events.

              It was agreed to examine this demand.


10.        Extend equal promotional avenues to Stenographers of the same station

Chairperson agreed that it is a genuine grievance but agreeing to it would lead to opening up of many such demands from similarly placed common cadres.

The demand was not agreed to.

11.        Restoration of scheme of unilateral transfer

Chairperson informed that in the given context opening up of unilateral transfer cannot be considered.

On the request of Leader and Secretary, Staff side it was agreed to consider the application for unilateral transfer in respect of handicapped persons as a special case.

12.        De-merge Record Keeper post from MTS and Strengthen Record Management Scheme as per provisions of MIR

         Not agreed to.

         Staff side presented the functional ignominy faced by the erstwhile Record Keepers. Chairperson desired that Staff Side may submit a separate note on this which would be sympathetically considered.

13.       Deputation of DAs to State Govt/Corporation Authorities

             No agreed to.

On finalisation of minutes of the XXVIII Ordinary meeting (which would take sometime), the same would be placed in our blog.

            With greetings,
Yours fraternally
Sd/-
(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CIRCULAR - 31/2015

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-31/2015                                                     Dated:  26th December 2015

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee

Dear Comrades,
DOPT i.e., THE GOVT, DOES IT AGAIN

This is first time that we have seen the DOPT (Deptt of Personnel & Training) or for that matter the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has acted with such alacrity! It has issued order changing the nomenclature of Assistant, UDC and LDC in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service to Assistant Section Officer (ASO), Senior Secretariat Assistant (SSA) and Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA).

We had been demanding with our department to upgrade the cadre of LDC to Audit/Accounts Assistant, merging the DEO cadre with it, enabling all – the DEO and Audit/Accounts Assistant - getting promotion as Auditor/Accountant. No way, our departmental authorities would not act upon it – but sent it to 7 CPC and 7 CPC during oral deposition told us that it is not a matter for pay commission to decide.

The 7 CPC, in its report vide Para 7.1.4.j made a detailed statement on how the CSS Assistant always got away with a better pay scale than what was recommended by successive pay commissions since 4th CPC and recommended – quoting 6 CPC - that parity should be total upto the level of Assistant and recommended GP of 4200 in PB2 for Assistant in CSS and field offices (the same pay scale recommended for SA of IA&AD and Organised Accounts).

The present order dated 21st December 2015 –just a month after the report of the 7 CPC was submitted – is to circumvent the recommendations of the 7 CPC and to deny parity for field offices and organisations like IA&AD and Organised Accounts with Central Secretariat Clerical Service. It is nothing but total contempt for the 7 CPC by the Government itself.

This order has made one thing clear – DOPT is meant only for Central Secretariat cadres and not for other government employees. Better to rename it as DOPT for CSS!

Anything that any other segment of employees ask for – however genuine it might be – the DOPT would say a big NO. It is there only to deny us our dues and rights.

We have, through a letter demanded that CAG of India assert his position as Constitutional Authority and ensure justice to personnel of IA&AD - as per the demands raised by CAG of India before the 7 CPC. Departmental authorities have all along played subservient to DOPT, causing irreparable damage to the personnel of IA&AD. It is time to assert.

IMPEMENTATION OF DEMANDS DAY ON 15TH DECEMBER 2015

Reports received so far indicate that good number of units has implemented the programme – here and there the date has been changed due to some local conditions. There are few units that have not sent the reports.

As reported in Circular 29, we would be meeting in the extended meeting of the National Executive Committee on 9th and 10th January 2016 at Hyderabad. On 10th January 2015, a Convention of Joint Action Committee would be held. Notice for the meeting of the extended NE meeting has already been sent by e-mail as well as by post to the concerned Units in addition to the NE members. The details such as venue etc are given in the enclosed JAC Circular.

NJCA CALL FOR DEMONSTRATION AND DHARNA

NJCA circular dated 21st December 2015 is enclosed. As stated in our Circular 30, the calls for holding demonstration on 30th December 2015 and three day dharna on19-20-21 January 2016 are re-iterated. (Those units that did not hold the demonstration on 23trd Dec may hold it on 30th December 2015).

The Circular further states the intention to commence the indefinite strike in the first week of March 2016. All Units are requested start the campaigns in the right earnest.

Unit visit by the leadership would commence in the 2nd week of January 2016, immediately after the extended NE meeting on 9-10 January 2016.

OA 4465/2014 & OA 847/2015

Many are enquiring about the status of the cases that we have filed at CAT, Pr Bench, New Delhi. Both the cases are listed before a bench on 14th January 2016. Govt is yet to file its affidavit.
            It is true that the messing up of the case by National Audit Federation leading to its dismissal by the Principal Bench of CAT, New Delhi would definitely be used by the govt against us. We all remember what an irreparable damage the case they filed on Pay Parity has caused.

With greetings,




Yours fraternally



(M.S.Raja)

Secretary General

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DEEPEST CONDOLENCE ON THE SAD DEMISE OF COM.SMA JINNAH

Com.SMA JINNAH 
(16-06-1947 to 14-12-2015) 

Com.SMA JINNAH  was the Secretary General of Our Association from April 1988 to February 1991. He breathed his last on 14-12-2015.   We dip our flag in  his memory. 


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