Friday, July 7, 2017

CWC-NOTIFICATION

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/98681 45667
                                                  E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com    

A-4/2017                                                                                                                  3rd July 2017


N O T I F I C A T I O N


It is here-by notified, under Article 9 D of the Constitution of All India Audit & Accounts Association, that the Central Working Committee of All India Audit & Accounts Association will meet at Allahabad on 17, 18 and 19 August 2017 to transact the following business.

Agenda

  1. To discuss organisational front

i)                    Functioning of Associations at Unit level and HQr level

ii)                  Financial position of the HQrs

iii)                Trade Union education of leaders and cadres

iv)                Steps to widen and deepen the reach of the Association

and to take appropriate decisions there-on.


  1. To Review Developments on Departmental Charter of Demands and to decide future course of action.


  1. To consider and concretise formation of Audit COC with Officers Association at all levels.


  1. To report on the developments on the common front of Central Govt Employees as well as on the joint movement on NPS with AISGEF.


  1. Any other matter with permission of Chair.


As per Article 9 D of the Constitution, Chief Executive of the Association (General Secretary) shall be the delegate. Observer(s) will not be allowed to participate in discussions, nor will have voting rights. 

Members of the National Executive Committee shall be delegates, being elected office bearers.

All the affiliates should clear HQr quota up to 31st July 2017 failing which the affiliated Association shall not be allowed to participate in the proceedings of the Central Working Committee meeting.

Name of the delegate and observer, if any, should be intimated to Association Head Quarter by 31st July 2017, with copy to Reception Committee.

The venue and other details shall be communicated by the Reception Committee.

Delegation fee of Rs 1,500/- shall be levied per delegate/observer.





                                                                                                                                                           Sd/-
                                                                        (M. S. Raja)
Secretary General



Circular - 17

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-17/2017                                                                   Dated:  6th July 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

The National Executive Committee that met at Chennai on 24th June 2017 after detailed deliberations decided

1.      To intensify agitations in pursuance of the Charter of demands the proposals for which shall be submitted to the next CWC to be held at Allahabad on 17-18-19 August 2017.

2.      To mobiles the employees on the issue of Unilateral transfer and local recruitment and to observe 20th July as restore Unilateral transfer and recruit locally day. (Circular already issued)

3.      To go for special fund for HQr once the revised allowances are notified.

4.      To organise Trade Union Camps in every station

5.      To organise Audit COC in every station with All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association. Joint visits would be undertaken, details would follow.

CWC MEETING ON 17-18-19 AUGUST 2017 AT ALLAHABAD

As stated above, the National Executive Committee decided to accept the offer of Civil Audit Association, Allahabad to host the next CWC meeting. The CWC shall be held on 17th, 18th and 19th July 2017. Notification for the CWC meeting is enclosed.

The venue of the CWC meeting shall be : Vigyan Parishad Hall, Allahabad University which is hardly 2 kms from our office.

The reception Committee will issue a detailed Circular.

All Units are requested to make travel arrangements without delay.

As per the Constitution of All India Audit & Accounts Association the Chief Executive (General Secretary) of the Association shall be the delegate. In case the General Secretary is unable to attend, the Executive Committee may nominate some other office bearer as delegate.

In addition to delegate, one observer could be allowed.

The delegation fee will be Rs 1,500/- per delegate/observer.

CONFEDERATION CALLS FOR PROTEST ACTION AGAINST ‘BETRAYAL ON HRA’

Confederation has called for protest action against the betrayal of the central government employees on HRA and other allowances – non restoration of the 6 CPC rates and denial of allowances from 1.1.2016 by burning the notification on HRA on 25th July 2017. Copy of the Confederation Circular is attached (soft copy only).

All our Units are requested to implement the call as decided by the local COCs. Mass involvement of employees may be ensured.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally

 
                        Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General



PROTEST AGAINST BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS DECIDED TO ORGANISE

MASS PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AND BURNING OF HRA ORDERS ON 25TH JULY 2017 AT MAXIMUM CENTRES THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY

THOSE HANDS WHICH ARE AFRAID OF RAISING AGAINST INJUSTICES

THOSE TONGUES WHICH ARE AFRAID OF VOICING AGAINST INJUSTICES

ARE SYMBOLS OF SLAVERY AND SURRENDER.

Seventh Central pay Commission Report was submitted to Government on 19.11.2015. Most of the recommendations, especially in the case of Minimum wage, fitment formula, Pay scales of most of the cadres, Allowances, Advances, MACP, CCL, etc. are most retrograde. 7th CPC recommendations are the worst recommendations after the 2nd Pay Commission recommendations (1960). The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) comprising the National Council JCM Staff Side (mainly Railways, Defence and Confederation) gave notice for indefinite strike to Government on 09.06.2016, seeking modifications in the recommendations. Government refused to call the NJCA leaders for a negotiated settlement and unilaterally declared the decisions of the Cabinet on 29.06.2016. NJCA decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike. On 30.06.2016, Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister held discussion with the NJCA leaders. It was assured that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and a High Level Committee will be constituted to submit recommendations in this regard to the Government. It was also assured that all other issues arising out of implementation of 7th CPC will be considered favourably. Four months time limit was also fixed for implementation of the assurances. Based on the above assurances the indefinite strike was deferred for four months.

Even after four months time limit fixed, no high level committee was constituted and all other issues remained unsettled. Government constituted committees after committee – Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowance Committee, Pension Option-I Committee, NPS Committee, Anomaly Committee etc. – but till this day no High Level Committee for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is constituted even though a Group of officers headed by Additional Secretary (Expenditure) held two meetings with the staff side without any discussion on Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

Committees were constituted to delay or deny the demands placed by staff side.

1.      Allowances Committee delayed its report for about ten months to deny increase in HRA rates and arrears from 01.01.2016.

2.      Pension Option-I Committee rejected the one and the only favourable recommendations of the 7th CPC i.e; Option-I parity for pre-2016 pensioners.

3.      NPS Committee categorically stated that withdrawal of NPS is not under the purview of the committee.

As the Government was not ready to honour its assurances given to the NJCA leaders, even after a lapse of four months, Confederation has requested the dominant organisations in the NJCA to revive the deferred indefinite strike. As there was no concensus in the NJCA regarding revival of indefinite strike or organizing any serious trade union action (for reason best known to all) against the betrayal of the Government, Confederation National Conference decided to organize independent agitation programmes. Accordingly Massive Parliament March with participation of about 15000 employees and pensioners on 15.12.2016, one day nationwide strike of about thirteen (13) lakhs Central Government employees on 16.03.2017, Mass dharna of about 3000 employees and pensioners in front of Finance Ministers office on 23.05.2017, Human Chain of Central Government employees and Pensioners at all major centres on 22.06.2017 were organized by Confederation for settlement of 21 points charter of demands which included the demands of all sections of employees and pensioners including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual Contract workers and Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

After more than eleven months from the date notification of Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 (25.07.2016), Union Cabinet approved the revised allowances on 28.06.2017 without any major modifications, including HRA and Transport Allowances applicable to all section of employees. HRA rate was not increased from 24, 16, and 8%. The date of effect was fixed as 01.07.2017 instead of 01.01.2016.

Some of our friends, who are welcoming and supporting the Government’s decision on allowances are arguing that never in the past Revived Pay and Revised Allowances were given from the same date and for HRA etc. retrospective effect was not given. They consciously want to hide the fact that in the past revised allowances including HRA were granted from the month/next month of notification of Revised Pay Rules. Even if that practice is taken as a precedence, this time employees have every right to get Revised Allowance including HRA from 01.07.2016, as Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 was notified on 25.07.2016. Similarly, never in the past HRA rates were reduced by Pay Commissions. Those who support the Government’s decision are deliberately hiding this fact to somehow justify their stand and misguide the employees, because of their guilty conscience.

As the dominant organisations of the NJCA have left from the path of struggle for realization of the 7th CPC related justified demands raised in the July 11th indefinite strike charter, Confederation has decided to carry forward the struggle against the betrayal of the Government and non-implementation of assurances given by the Hon’ble Ministers. We have made it open that we strongly disagree and disown the stand taken by the Secretary, National Council JCM staff side, (Who is also the convenor of NJCA) by welcoming and thanking the Government for the decisions on Allowances including HRA. Confederation represents the sentiments of entire Central Government employees pensioners especially grass root level workers. It cannot be a party to any statement or action which the ordinary workers feel as betrayal of their cause. Confederation shall continue its struggle against the injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners (including Autonomous body employees and pensioners, Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual, Contract workers) by the NDA Government.

Descending to the level of submitting to the dictates of the Government, compromising on the basic principles of trade Union, leaving away the path of struggle ignoring the of principles of collective bargaining, getting addicted to the JCM machinery of never ending, no-result-oriented discussions and consultations --- is not the tradition of Confederation. Confederation is a different organisation which our critics and enemies cannot understand.

We are fighting against a Government which is aggressively implementing neo-liberal reforms and we know that struggle path is tough and difficult and require sacrifices. Even then, we prefer, that path than the path of opportunism, surrender and compromises. Eventhough we have not won our battle in full, we firmly believe that whatever achievements and benefits the NDA Government was compelled to grant (Example – enhancement of Bonus ceiling to 7000, eligibility for gratuity to NPS employees. 5th Pay Commission recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners (option-3), microscopic modifications in HRA at minimum level and some other allowances including enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance to Pensioners and retention of some of the allowances recommended for abolition etc.) is only because of the continuous nationwide campaign and struggle conducted by the Confederation and Confederation alone. Those who never participated in any strike or struggle and only enjoyed the fruits of the struggle and sacrifice of others can never understand the importance of struggle or strike. Empty vessels always go on making much noise, but we believe in action.

It is in this background, the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to intensify our struggle. To express the strong protest, anger and resentment of the employees, against the totally negative and indifferent attitude of NDA Government and also against the betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Government, Confederation calls upon the entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25thJuly 2017 (25.07.2017 Tuesday) at all centres at centralized places and burn the orders on HRA issued by the Government. Wide publicity may be given to the programme through local print and electronic media and also social media.

The next phase of agitational programmes will be decided by the National Secretariat meetings of Confederation scheduled to be held at Bengaluru on 9th August 2017.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to make the above programme a grant success.

Fraternally yours,

Sd/-
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General














Circular - 16

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-16/2017                                                                   Dated:  5th July 2017

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

Dear Comrades,
OBSERVE 20th July 2017 AS
‘RESTORE UNITLATERAL TRANSFER & RECRUIT LOCALLY DAY’

The recruitment in IA&AD had come to a stand still for more than a decade since late 1990s. it was after sustained struggles by members of All India Audit & Accounts Association, including half day walkout on 21st June 2007 and Dharna before CAG office that the administration agreed to approach the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment to various cadres.

Though the process of fresh recruitment to various cadres has come to stay, a serious problem also arose along with that – that is, majority of the personnel recruited since 2010-11, in IA&AD, are from outstation.
                                     
This has caused lot of heartburn as 80-90 % of those recruited want to get a transfer to their home state or to a station near to their home state.

A very alarming situation has arisen on account of that. On the one hand we have a work force that is quite distressed because of the fact that the chances of their getting a posting near to their home state is bleak and on the other the discharge of functional responsibilities also get affected as proper understanding of the local language is a must for efficient discharge of duties in IA&AD.

All India Audit & Accounts Association has been demanding with CAG that either the SSC be asked to provide personnel of the station or to come out of SSC and have own recruitment mechanism. Through this we can, over a period of time, resolve the problem to a large extend.

Our requests for opening up of unilateral transfer policy have fallen on deaf ears. We have to raise the issue through mass mobilization. The twin issues of Unilateral transfer and NPS agitates and affect the newly recruited personnel directly.

All our units are requested to mobilise the newly recruited personnel in all the offices and observe 20th July 2017 as ‘RESTORE UNILATERAL TRANSFER AND RECRUIT LOCALLY DAY’ by holding lunch hour meetings and adopting the given resolution.

Copy of the resolution may be handed over to respective Pr AG/DG/AG/PD/Director/DD for onward transmission to CAG of India, with copy to HQR.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

 Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General



R E S O L U T I O N

            This General Body meeting of ………Association, ….. held on 20th July 2017 here-by records our strong resentment over the continued ban on unilateral transfer in IA&AD in vogue for nearly 2 decades.

            This continued ban on unilateral transfer has cast a gloom on the minds of the personnel recruited since 2010-11, majority of whom hail from another state.

            This Association have repeatedly pointed out the adverse impact this policy will have on the discharge of functions where knowledge of local language is a primary requirement

            All India Audit & Accounts Association has been demanding restoration of   unilateral transfer and recruitment of personnel locally, placing specific proposals in this regard which will enable transfer of outstation personnel in a phased manner. Unfortunately, none of the proposals are acted upon.

            This general body meeting of the …….Association,… urges upon the CAG of India to restore Unilateral transfer in IA&AD and also to go for local recruitments in the interest of the Department and its personnel.

            Resolve to submit this resolution to CAG of India through proper channel

            Further resolve to forward a copy of this resolution to Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association.

           
(…………….)

President

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Circular - 15

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/089-90, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P.), PIN-201012te
Ph: 0120-2881727/9868145667
E-mail:auditflag@gmail.com Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/Circular-15/2017                                                                              3rd July 2017

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


Dear Comrades,
EMPLOYEES BETRAYED ON ALLOWANCES;
GRANT ALLOWANCES FROM 1.1.2016;
ENHANCE THE RATE OF HRA TO 6 CPC  RATES;
REVISE MINIMUM PAY & FITMENT FACTOR UPWARDLY

HOLD PROTEST ACTION ON 5TH JULY 2017

The Govt of the day has shown its total disregard to the demands and aspirations of the central govt employees when it decided not to revise the rate of HRA and other allowances to the 6 CPC rates. The only gimmick it has done is to decide a minimum HRA  for the lowest  grades.

The worst came in the form of date of implementation of the revised rates of allowances – the employees were cheated of the allowances from 1.1.2016, the date from which the CCS (Revised) Pay Rules has been implemented. Worst, it did not follow the practises of when 4th, 5th and 6th CPC report was implemented – when the allowances were granted from 1st of the next month of the cabinet’s acceptance of CPC recommendations.

But in all such instances, the pay commission itself had recommended the grant of the allowances from a future date, here the CPC recommended implementation of its report from 1.1.2016, in toto.

The govt that assured a positive decision in 4 months took a year to take a decision. Even today, there is no word about the commitment made out by group of ministers on 30th June 2016 regarding revisiting of minimum pay and fitment factor.

Along with this we should also take note of the various moves of the government such as ban on recruitment, employing contract employees against regular, permanent vacancies/posts and also to corporatize and privatise govt departments. In the nutshell, the government employees are being given the ache din!

We find a statement from the Secretary, Staff Side, National Council, JCM welcoming the government decision. The Confederation has distanced from this. Three Standing Committee members belonging to Confederation – Comrades, KKN Kutty, M Krishnan and MS Raja – have issued a statement, copy of which is attached to this circular.

It is high time that we go to membership and explain to them the situation and prepare them for sustained actions in the immediate future.

We should realise that the fight against the decisions of the govt with regard to recommendations of 7 CPC (including allowances) is a long drawn one and will have to be intensified in the days to come.

To mark our strong protest against the betrayal of the central govt employees by denying the allowances at 6 CPC rates and also from 1.1.2016, all our Units are requested to hold Lunch Hour protest meetings in every office on 5th July 2016 during lunch hour ( the communication has already been given through whatsapp).

Report on implementations of the report may please be sent to auditflag@gmail.com without fail.

With greetings,



(M. S. RAJA)
Secretary General






















DATED – 30.06.2017

STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF SIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM, REPRESENTING CONFEDERATION DISAGREE AND DISOWN THE STATEMENT OF SRI. SHIV GOPAL MISRA, SECRETARY, STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM

It was extremely unfortunate that the Staff Side Secretary through his press statement issued yesterday has chosen to praise the Modi Government over the decisions it had taken on various demands of the Central Govt. employees. The said statement was issued apparently without causing any consultation either formally or informally with the other members of the Staff Side, in any case not at all in consultation with the signatories of this statement.  We, being the members of the Standing Committee, emphatically disagree and distance ourselves from the position taken by him in the Press Statement.

There had been no justification for the 7th CPC to reduce the rate of HRA by an imagined factor of 0.8. Neither during the discussions, the staff side had with the committee headed by the Expenditure Secretary, nor in the press release issued after the Cabinet meeting, the Govt. had advanced  any logic for their decision to restore the rate of HRA only for those who draw pay at the level of Rs.18000. There had been no appreciation of any of the concerns or issues raised by the staff side and whatever decisions so far taken by the Govt. was in consonance with the views and recommendations of the top echelons of the bureaucracy, be in the matter of allowances, minimum wage, fitment factor, rejection  of option no.1 for the pensioners or withdrawal of  NPS. There is no justification, whatsoever, for denial of arrears of HRA with effect from 01.01.2016.

The highly defective computation of minimum wage by the 7th CPC and the consequent denial of a reasonable wage structure, withdrawal of existing allowances and benefits, virtual abrogation of the time bound promotion to the lower category of employees; rejection of option No. 1 to pensioners, refusal to grant atleast a  minimum guaranteed pension under NPS, denial of arrears of HRA from 01.01.2016  require the  strongest condemnation. 
The fact that decisions taken by the Govt. on 7th CPC issues are clear reflections of Modi Government's. anti- labour attitude ought to have been, what the staff side secretary conveyed through his press release. His statement has, as stated earlier sadly reflects the total disconnect between the common Central Govt. employees and JCM staff side leadership.

Had it been the statement on behalf of the AIRF, we would not have issued this denouncement  at all, as we consider that it is the prerogative of each organisation to view things in their perspective and formulate their  opinions.


KKN Kutty                                                M. Krishnan                                                    M. S. Raja
Member,                                                   Member,                                                           Member,        
Standing committee,                       Standing committee,                                        Standing committee,

National Council JCM                     National Council JCM                             National Council JCM

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Circular - 14

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-14/2017                                                       Dated: 19th June 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

ENSURE MASSIVE SUCCESS OF HUMAN CHAIN ON 22ND JUNE 2017

            It is nearly one year since the Group of Ministers led by Shri. Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister assured the leadership of NJCA that the grievances of the employees would addressed within four months by revisiting the minimum wage and fitment factor and also on allowances.

            The Committees’ setting up itself took nearly one month. Nobody, for sure, know whether any committee has been set up  on the issue of minimum wage and fitment factor. It is nearly two months since the Lavasa Committee submitted its report on allowances. The Govt is sitting pretty on it.

            Never in the past, since the 1st CPC, has happened this way – that the revised allowances are not paid along with revised pay. The Employees’ grievance on lowering the rates of allowances by the 7 CPC could have been separately dealt with after implementation of what has been recommended.

            The intention is quite clear – to deprive the Central Govt employees of the monetary benefit of revised allowances for more than a year.

            It is high time that we react to this betrayal by expressing our anger in a unique manner, massively.

            The Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers have given a call for forming HUMAN CHAIN ON 22ND JUNE 2017 in every centre.

           

            All our Units are requested to mobilise the membership for the HUMAN CHAIN and ensure their total involvement.

            The call for HUMAN CHAIN is to be observed under the banner of local COCs of Confederation. Where COC is not functional, our Units are requested to organise it ourselves. Our leaders may contact CG employees of other departments too. If none is available, then we may do it in front of our office.

            We may do intensive campaign and mobilise the entirety of personnel working in our offices.

            We also may request Units of All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association also to join the HUMAN CHAIN on 22nd June 2017.


With greetings,

Yours fraternally 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sd/-
M. S. Raja
Secretary General