Monday, June 10, 2019

Circular 09-2019


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

Reference: AIA/Circular-09/2019                                                                   Dated:  5th June 2019

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


Dear Comrades,

            As reported earlier, there seems to be no movement on the restructuring of Gr B & C cadres.

            The administration of CAG seems to be in “kumbhkaran nidra”, an ailment that has only one treatment - sustained and intensified agitation.

            We may therefore take up the following organisational step immediately demanding sharing of the cadre restructuring committee report with Associations, cause corrections if required and early execution of cadre restructuring of Gr B & C cadres.

1.      Inland letter campaign – Units may print the letter and get it signed by each personnel upto SAO and submit to CAG by the respective Associations. Details including any change in the strategy, would be conveyed along with the text of the inland letter campaign.
2.      Day Long Dharna in front of CAG office at New Delhi in the 1st week of August 2019 (when the weather is expected to be tolerable).
3.      Visit by national leadership to various stations mobilizing for the Dharna.

            Tour programme is given below.

            Text of the inland letter with detailed instructions will be circulated in a couple of days.
           
48th Conference

Camp Kolkata has informed that they intend to hold the 48th Conference between 5th and 10th November 2019. It has been further informed that the dates would be confirmed immediately on booking of the venue.

TOUR PROGRAMME

Sl. No
Station
Date
Name(s) visiting Leader(s)
Ph. No
1.
Chennai
 2,3 July’19
Tapas Bose (with K Ramesh & T. Anandakumar)
Tapas Bose-9433899246

2
Bengaluru
4, 5 July’ 19
Tapas Bose, K Ramesh with Jayashree Raj
K Ramesh-9444676766
3
Hyderabad
16,17 July ‘19
V Sreekumar with G Rajagopal
V Sreekumar-
9447254666
4.
Mumbai
18,19 July ‘19
V Sreekumar, Anilkumar
Anil-9716387429
6
Nagpur
22,23 July ‘19
Tapas Bose, Pramod Mishra with KC Mathai & R J Iyer
Pramod Mishra-9415639225
7.
Raipur
24, 25 July ‘19
Tapas Bose, Pramod Mishra

8.
Bhopal
25,26 June ‘19
Anilkumar, Pramod Mishra

9.
Gwalior
27,28 June ‘19
Anilkumar, Pramod Mishra

10.
Jaipur
18, 19 July ‘19
Tapas Bose, RJ Iyer
RJ Iyer- 9403770326
11.
Chandigarh/Haryana
9,10 July ‘19
Anilkumar, Pramod Mishra

12.
Chandigarh/Punjab
11,12 July ‘19
Anilkumar, Pramod Mishra

13.
Bhubaneswar-Puri-Cuttack
31 July,
1, 2 Aug‘19
Tapas Bose, Iyer

14.
Allahabad
29, 30 July ‘19
Tapas Bose, Anilkumar with Pramod Mishra


The tour programme is so planned with an idea of organising Dharna before 10th August 2019.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


(MS Raja)
Secretary General

PS: SG will be out of HQr on treatment for a month from 10th July 2019. Com. Tapas Bose, President will be at HQr during this period.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Circular 07-2019


15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-07/2019                                                             Dated: 18th April 2019

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


Dear Comrades,
            The National Executive Committee that met at the above address on 28-29 March 2019 reviewed the organisational position at HQrs. level as well as at field formations.

            President reported to the National Executive that CAMP Kolkata proposes to hold the 48th Conference in November 2019. The meeting advised the Kolkata Units to wait for few more weeks before finalizing the dates.

            NE decided to conduct an intensive campaign on issues such as cadre restructuring, promotion of DEOs as Auditor/Accountant, NPS and promotional avenues for Senior Auditor/Senior Accountant and AAO, to be followed by serious agitational programmes.  In this regard, it was decided to finalise programmes in consultation with All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association.

            The NE is of the considered view that all Units should do their best to bring the post 2004 personnel into the leadership of the organisation and prepare for a generation shift in the organisation.

            After reviewing the financial position at HQrs, the meeting decided that President should address each Unit through a letter.

            The tour programme decided by the NE meeting would commence after voting to the 17th Lok Sabha gets over. All Units are requested to make arrangements for the successful visit of the leadership to their Unit. The tour programme would be finalised and circulated shortly.

            With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

                                                   Sd/-
(MS Raja)
Secretary General

Circular 06-2019


15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-06/2019                                                          Dated: 16th April 2019

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


Dear Comrades,
NATIONAL COUNCIL, JCM MEETING

            The National Council, JCM met on 13th April 2019 after a gap of nearly 9 years – the last meeting being on 15th May 2010.

            As the attached brief note on the discussions on the agenda items issued by Secretary, Staff Side states, the Cabinet Secretary, the Chairman of the National Council, agreed to:

i)                     implement all court judgments that have reached finality (i.e. that has been decided by Supreme Court) shall be considered as judgments in rem and implemented accordingly. (Item No.38)

If the Govt. honors the above commitment and issue orders as assured then anomaly on account of MACPS would be resolved.
           
ii)                  consider GPF for those recruited after 01.01.2004 as optional. (Item No. 14)

iii)                discuss the item on ‘implement arbitration awards’ separately with the staff side when staff side pointed out that only Parliament is competent to reject an award of arbitration, as per the Scheme of JCM and Compulsory arbitration (to the statement of  Official side that the cabinet rejected the arbitration awards. (Item No. 11)

            The chairman further directed the Health Secretary to hold discussion with the Staff side, within a month, on issues related to Health ministry-CGHS. He also suggested that the Staff side may submit additional items within a week.
            Our Units may consider this as urgent and submit their items/suggestions immediately.

           

            As one will notice, almost all items pertain to the period under 6 CPC. The discussion and decision thereof got delayed due to non-convening of the meeting by the Government.

            We should not lose sight of the fact that even this meeting would not have taken place if the Staff Side, JCM had not taken a decision to sit in Dharna on 28th March 2019, notice for which was already served.

            Vigilant and active staff side would ensure smooth functioning of all forums of discussion.

            Staff side raised various issues confronting the employees including the betrayal by the group of ministers on minimum wage, fitment factor; closure of various government of India printing presses, virtual closing down of CPWD, contractorisation in various government departments and more on functioning of JCM and its survival as an instrument as grievance redressal machinery ensuring industrial peace.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,
                                                                                                                                                                            Sd/-
(MS Raja)
Secretary General




No.NC-JCM-2019/NC meeting                                                                                       April 13,2019

To

All Members of the
National Council (Staff Side) JCM

Dear Comrades,

                The 47th meeting of the National Council was held on 13.4.2019 at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi, under the Chairmanship of Shri P.K.Sinha, Cabinet  Secretary. It was held after the most inordinate delay i.e. after the lapse of nine years that the National Council meeting was convened.  The decision of NJCA to organize Dharna on28.3.2019 (which was deferred) is what triggered the Government to convene the meeting.
                The meeting commenced at 11.30AM and ended at 2.30 PM. In the introductory remark, the leader and the Secretary Staff Side touched upon the following points. 
1.                   Survival of JCM ;revival of Departmental Councils; maintenance of its stipulated frequency.
2.                   Closure of offices- restructuring consultation with the Staff Side and Unions affected; with particular reference to CPWD, Printing Presses  and Defence Industry.
3.                   Increasing litigations; Governments disregard to its own National litigation policy making employees and pensioners to incur huge expenditure. Non implementation of even Supreme Court decisions- MACP promotional hierarchy, MACP date of effect, increment on 30th June and 31st December etc
4.                   NPS and other pension related issue
5.                   Recognition Rules, delay in the grant of recognition
6.                   Arbitration Awards.
7.                   Non honoring of the assurance held out by the GOM to revisit the minimum wage and fitment formula
8.                   One more option to switch over to the 7th CPC
9.                   Non issue of clarification on the question of minimum pay for promotes after 1/1/2006
10.               Reduction in the quantum of Night Duty Allowances
11.               Ex-Service man pay fixation
12.               Compassionate Appointment and its restriction
13.               Outsourcing and Casualization of permanent Jobs
14.               Regularization of Casual workers- include casual service for pensioner benefits
15.               Running Allowance of Railway Workers with tax free banefit
16.               CGHS deficiencies
17.               Necessity  to hold meetings by held and pension Secretary with Staff Side
18.               One time relaxation for LTC-80 fare
Agenda items and Action Taken Statement items
1
Grant of FMA in lieu of OPD for CGHS beneficieries beyond 70 years of age
Not agreed
2
Sanction of incentive for those working in terrorist infested areas
Will be examined
3
Gandhi Nagar as link city to Ahemdabad
Orders issued
4.
Upgradation Jam Nagar
Orders issued
5
A-1 status to Bengaluru from 16.1.2007
Order issued
6
Upper age limit to be raised from 45 for departmental candidates
No agreed
7
Casual labourers – grant of temporary status and regularization
Under consideration
8.
Restricted holiday for industrial workers
Not agreed
9.
Applicability of ccs (RSA) Rules to indust4rial workers of Defence
MOD will take final decision with in a month
10.
Recruitment personnel for erstwhile Gr D functions
Will be examined
11.
Arbitration Awards
Matter will be discussed bilaterally with the staff side to reach a settlement
12.
Benefit of Rule 10 CCS (RP) Rules for those completed 1 year service maximum
Will be reexamined
13
JCM coverage for GR B
Being examined
14
GPF for those recruited after 1.1.2004
Will be considered as optional
15.
Washing allowance
Subsumed in the dress allowance
16
Running allowance/transport allowance to be exempt from IT
Agreed to reconsider
17
Grant in temporary status to casual labourers
Will be considered
18
Parity in Pay scale of workshop staff in postal with Railways and Postal
Agreed to reconsider
19
Island/NER spl duty allowance to be exempt from Income Tax
Will be considered
20
Non availability certificate from Estate officer for HRA
Will be re examined
21
Stepping up of pay with Juniors under ACP/MACP
Orders will be issued
22
Increase in residency period for future promotions
Staff side will give separate note
23
FR 15 (a) protection of pay
Not agreed.
New item will be introduced
24.
Grant of Med.Advance at 90% for conventional deceases
Orders will be issued
25
Reimbursement of additional charges paid on account of over stay in hospitals
Chairman suggested to consider the following-
1.       Reimburse fully to the patient
2.       2. Black list the hospital
MOH will decide
26
Reimbursement of oxygen charges
Orders issued
27.
LTC for dependant parents
Orders issued in 2017
28
Revised scheme on compassionate appointment
Will be examined with reference to the discussion at the meeting
29
Family pension for unmarried/divorced/widowed sister
Will be considered
30
Created of NFSG grade to UDCs, stenographer
Under consideration
31
Hostelsubsidy
Order issued
32
Constant attendant allowance
Not agreed
33
Revision of pension for those who compulsorily retired
2.57 multiplication factor will be applicable to all. Extension of new option is under consideration
34
Stitching charges
Subsumed in dress allowance
35
Hospital patient care allowance
Will be discussed in a special meeting with Secretary, Health
35
Moped allowance
Abolished
36
Sports increment
Orders issued
37
Consultation with UPSC under Rule 9 of Pension Rules
Dropped
38
Litigation issues on service matters
The chairman ruled that where the SC has given decision in rem, it will be implemented in the case of all similarly placed personnel
39
Revised FMA in border areas
Settled, order issued
40
Revision of risk allowance to civilian employees
Staff side to introduce fresh item
41
CGHS rates
Referred to MOH special meeting
42
Revision of funeral advance
Orders issued
43
Exemption from payment of income tax for personnel beyond 80 years
Rejected.
With greetings
      Your fraternally

                   Sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
     Secretary