Monday, October 16, 2017

Circular - 23

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-23/2017                                                       Dated:  14th October 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

Courtesy Meeting with DAI was held on 11th October 2017. Comrades Tapas Bose, President, V Sreekumar and Anilkumar, Additional Secretaries General represented the Association in addition to the Secretary General. PD, Staff, AC (N) and AO (JCM) were also present.

During the freewheeling discussion, the following issues were brought to the notice of DAI, requesting personal intervention.

Denial of trade union facilities at Allahabad Audit and MAB-I, Mumbai – the position was explained in detail.

Chennai situation – explaining the situation, we pointed out that AG is questioning the authority of DAI and CAG and also of the acts passed by Parliament raising a question on office decorum and rule of law.

Additional Chances for SAS exam – elaborating the position, we requested that the issue may be looked at afresh considering the post 2010 situation where there was no cap on the number of chances for SAS Part II. We requested that atleast those left with one or two papers may please be permitted additional chances, as a first step.

Compassionate Ground appointment – the rigidity that is followed by many field units were pointed out. Adding cost of dwelling unit as income is prevalent leading to rejection of many otherwise deserving applications. In many cases the report of the Welfare Officer is without any compassion. There is a need to issuance of liberalised guidelines in this regard – including a refresher course to Welfare Officers on Compassion.

Induction Training – We pointed out that in the earlier days all the new recruits were to undergo induction training that gave every new entrant a fair idea about the functioning of the IA&AD as a whole and also wing wise. This helped to inject sense of commitment to the discharge of our duty as a noble one, in service of the nation, in service of probity in public life. There is a need to re-introduce the same so as to inculcate the basic ethos of the Department as ‘watchdog of Indian finances’.

We also conveyed our apprehension that HQr office is failing in asserting itself when faced with aberrations/deviations committed by officers at field level. This has led to situations where certain officers have dared to question even CAG in their interaction with personnel working under them.

In the course of discussion we also pointed out various deviations that are committed by various officials at field level who try to divide the personnel working field offices on various grounds.

DAI, actively intervening in the discussion, agreed to attend to the issues raised by the Association.

ENSURE SUCCESSFUL DHARNA ON 17TH OCTOBER 2017

Confederation has called upon the central government employees to hold day long Dharna at all State Capitals on the following charter of demands

1. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of  30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2.  Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.
 3.  Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension  to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.   Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.
5.    Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6.     (a)         No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government    functions.
           (b) Stop proposed move to close down Government of India Presses
7.   Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8.   (a) Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
      (b) Withdraw all trade union victimisations and attack on trade union facilities.
9.   Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Regional basis.
10.  Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.  Grant five promotions in the service career to all Central Govt. employees.
12.  Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13.  Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Lok Sabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.  Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15.     Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.  Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7thCPC pay scale.
18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.
21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

All our Units are requested to ensure participation of leaders and activists in the Dharna and massive participation of general members in the demonstration.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

Sd/-
M. S. Raja

Secretary General