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