Monday, December 3, 2018

Circular 28-2018


ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-28/2018                                                          Dated: 2nd December 2018

Dear Comrades,

DHARNA ON 5TH DECEMBER 2018
            Hope you have done intensive campaign in support of our charter of demands, especially on 5 time promotions, promotion of DEO as Auditor/Accountant, promotion of SA as AAO, regularization of contract workers, increase in the number of chances for SAS.

            All the Executive Committee members shall sit on Dharna after availing leave for organizational work.

            Report on the Dharna along with photos may be sent by email without fail, in the same evening.

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION’ 1ST CONFERENCE ELECTS
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

            Guwahati hosted the 1st Conference of All India Audit & Accounts Pensioners Association on 24-25 November 2018. The Conference was inaugurated by Com KKN Kutty, Secretary General, National Co-Ordination Committee of Pensioners Associations (NCCPA) and was addressed by Com MS Raja, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association.

            The 1st elected National Executive of AIAAPA is given below.

                        Comrades RK Shrivastava & T Narayanan – Patrons

President – Com. S. Radhakrishna, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Working President – Com Subhash Pandey, Prayagraj, UP
       Vice President – 1. Com. T. Radhamony, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
 2. Com. Dipen Dutta, Shillong, Meghalaya
Secretary General – Com. Jagmohan Thakur, Shimla, HP
    Addl. Secretary General – 1. Com. GK Gohain, Guwahati, Assam
     2. Com. K. Kamalasanan, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala
Finance Secretary – Com. KC Mitra, Kolkata, WB
           Assistant Secretary – 1. Com. Rishweshwar Upadhyay, Prayagraj, UP
           2. AS Rawat, Delhi
         Organising Secretary – 1. Rajendra Babu, Bengaluru, Karnataka
                  2. Tapan Chakraborty, Kolkata, WB
2 posts vacant
                               Internal Auditor – Om Prakash Pal, Prayagraj, UP

2 DAY STRIKE ON 8-9 JANUARY

            All the Units are requested to make use of the visit of HQr. leaders by arranging 1. Joint Meeting of Executive Committees,2. NPS Convention (of those recruited after 1.1.2004) and 3. Group of meetings of members/massive lunch hour meeting.

TOUR PROGRAMME

            Tour progamme is modified to the extent given below –

1.      Com RJ Iyer will join Com. Anilkumar at Ahmadabad and Rajkot and the tour will be as follows: 18-19 at Ahmadabad and 20-21 at Rajkot.

2.      Dates of Nagpur and Prayagraj are interchanged – Prayagraj visit will be on 31 December 2018 -1 January 2019 and Nagpur visit will be on 3-4 January 2019

With greetings

Yours fraternally,

Sd/-
(MS Raja)
Secretary General


Circular 27-2018


ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-27/2018                                                          Dated: 30th November 2018

Dear Comrades,

The Central Working Committee meeting held at New Delhi on 4-5 September 2018 decided to participate in the strike action that would be decided by the Central Trade Unions in its Convention on 28th September 2018 which, in turn, declared 2 day strike on 8-9 January 2019 against the disastrous policies that take away the livelihood of workers, the social security and job security.

As we know, the New Pension Scheme has come to stay and nearly 50% of the workforce of the day is covered under NPS depriving them of the one of the best social security scheme that this country had.

We know that restoration of the defined benefit pension, i.e. old pension scheme, is only possible when the policies pursued by the successive governments since 1991 is paused, stopped and reversed.

In addition, the job security of all sections of employees and workers are threatened with adoption of fixed term employment policy by the present day government. The move of the CAG to recruit personnel on a two year contract extendable by two years is nothing but the introduction of this policy in IA&AD.

As we experience, after the implementation of 7 CPC, DA that the Central Government employees get is not even a fraction of the actual price rise on the ground. The prices go up and the employees are denied of 100% neutralisation – even though by terminology it is a hundred percent neutralisation.
The 12 point charter of demands upon which the Central Trade Unions have called for the 12 day strike is:
  1. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation
  2. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
  3. Universal social security cover for all workers
  4. Minimum wages of not less than Rs 18,000/- per month with provisions of indexation
  5. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3,000/- p.m. for the entire working population
  6. Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs and strategic sale
  7. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work
  8. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
  9. Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application; and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C 87 and C 98
  10. Stop Pro Employer Labour Law Amendments
  11. No FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence
The mobilisation and the campaign should invariably focus on our departmental demands such as
      • implementation of cadre restructuring after arriving at a consensus with staff side
      • 5 time promotion from entry level
      • Promotion of DEOs as Auditor/Accountant
      • Promotion of Sr. Auditor/Sr. Accountant as AAO
      • Additional chances for SAS exam
Confederation Charter of Demands –given below- should also be explained to the rank and file.

1.     Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme. Restore old defined benefit Pension Scheme to all employees.
2.     Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and fitment formula, HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, MACP Bench Mark, promotional heirarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006, Option-I for pensioners and anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.
3.     Fill up all vacant posts. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts. Withdraw orders for abolishing posts lying vacant for more than five years. Revive all posts abolished during 2001 to 2008 under Annual Direct Recruitment plan as per  May 2001 orders of former NDA Government.
4.     (a)   Regularisatin of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servant status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra committee report.
(b)   Regularise all casual and contract workers including those appointed on or after  01-09-1993.
5.     Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat Staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.
6.     Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop FDI and privatisation of Railways and Defence department.
7.     Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.
8.     Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointment.
9.     Grant five time bound promotions to all Group B&C employees. Complete Cadre Reviews in all departments within a time-frame.
10.   (a)   Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM scheme at all levels.
        (b)   Withdraw the draconian FR-56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS Pension Rules 1972.
Effective campaign may be started without delay for ensuring a successful 2-day strike on 8-9 January 2019. To add impetus to the strike mobilisation, HQrs. has chalked out a tour programme to limited stations.

All the Units must conduct a NPS convention on one of the days of the visit by HQr.leaders with maximum participation from NPF ‘victims’, irrespective of whether they are members of the Association (members of splitter organisation).

TOUR PROGRAMME

Sl.No.
Unit
Date
Name
1
Chennai
18-19 December ‘18
V. Sreekumar, K Ramesh, & T.Anandakumar
2
Bengaluru
20-21 December ‘18
V. Sreekumar, K Ramesh & Jayashree Raj
3
Odisha
13-14 December ‘18
Tapas Bose, Shankar Sahoo
4
Agartala
20-21 December ‘18
Tapas Bose
5
Kolkata
2- 4 January ‘19
Tapas Bose + all NE members at Kolkata
6
Haryana
17-18 December ‘18
K.L Gautam, Sohan Lal & Bahadur Singh
7
Punjab
19-20December ‘18
                        -do-
8
Mumbai
26-28 December ‘18
M. S. Raja
9
Nagpur
31 Dec ’18-1 Jan ‘19
M. S. Raja, K.C. Mathai, R.J. Iyer
10
Raipur
18-19 December ‘18
K.C. Mathai
11
Shimla
13-14 December ‘18
M.S. Raja, KL Gautam, Balbir Suri, Roshan Lal
12
Gwalior
20-21December ‘18
M. S. Raja, JK Prajapati
13
Guwahati
3-4-7 January ‘19
Amitava Chatterjee,
14
Kohima
17-18 December ‘18
Amitava Chatterjee
15
Shillong
20-21 December ‘18
Amitava Chatterjee
16
Delhi
3-4 January ‘19
K.L. Gautam, Anilkumar
17
Jaipur
17-18 December ‘19
M. S. Raja
18
Ahmadabad
19 December ‘18
Anilkumar
19
Rajkot
20,21 December ‘18
Anilkumar

20
Prayagraj
3-4 January ‘19
M. S. Raja

With greetings
Yours fraternally,

Sd/-
(MS Raja)
Secretary General


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Circular 26-2018


15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-26/2018                                                    Dated: 22nd November 2018

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


Dear Comrades,
OUTRAGEOUS! AUDIT IS OUTSOURCED!
FIXED TERM EMPLOYMENT ENTERS IA&AD

The much dreaded fixed term employment is being introduced into IA&AD. This is what a circular issued by CAG under the title “Young Professionals Programme” means. Copy of the ‘circular’ is attached. This move is, in other words, nothing but combination of outsourcing and contractorisation of hitherto ‘sacrosanct” functions of IA&AD – i.e. audit. It is three in one – fixed term employment, outsourcing and contractorisation.

As per the above programme, young professionals would be recruited for two years (on contract basis) to conduct the audit that are till date done by the personnel working in IA&AD.

This move of the CAG is nothing but negation of the spirit of the constitution and is a direct onslaught on democratic India.

It is in the interest of the personnel of IA&AD and the people of this country that we oppose, fight and defeat this move to contractorise the functions hitherto discharged by personnel of IA&AD as well the concept of fixed term employment.

All Units should take special efforts to take the danger involved in the move of the CAG in outsourcing the functions of IA&AD by raising the slogan “No Outsourcing/contractorisation of functions of IA&AD”. Wide circulation may be given to the CAG’s notification and our comments against it.

HOLD DHARNA ON 5TH DECEMBER 2018

The CWC held at New Delhi on 4-5 September 2018 decided for phased agitations on the charter of demands, especially focusing on 5 –time promotion, cadre restructuring, restoration of statutory pension (i.e. old pension) scheme amongst other demands.

We observed Demands Day on 25th October by holding lunch hour meetings and submitting the charter of demands adopted in the meeting.

It was also decided to hold a day long dharna by the Executive Committee members on 28th November 2018 as second phase of the agitation.

The proposed dharna on 28th November 2018 is rescheduled to 5th December 2018.

All the Units may make campaign on cadre restructuring, 5 time promotion, NPS, promotion and integration of DEO cadre with the mainstream cadres and other issues in the charter of demands. The danger of fixed term employment cum outsourcing-contractorisation of audit should be given wide publicity and all personnel (irrespective of whether certain section is our members or not) be contacted and mobilised on the demands.

The Dharna shall be by the Members of the Executive Committee. Executive Committee members should apply for leave “for organisational work” (not special casual leave) and participate in the dharna.

The handbills and other propaganda materials used for the campaign on 5th December 2018 Dharna may be sent to HQr by speed post/email (and not through whatsapp).

In addition, massive meeting should be organised during lunch hour.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally
Sd/ 
M. S. Raja
Secretary General