Saturday, January 3, 2009

Circular 01-2009

Dear Comrade
Circular 01-2009 is posted below, along with JAC ciruclar 01-2009
MS Raja



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

Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667




Reference: AIA/Circular-01/2009                                                                              Date: 2nd January 2009



Unit Secretaries,

Members of Women's Committee &

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE



Dear Comrades,


            On 2nd January 2009, the Central Government employees assembled in thousands in one voice declared the determination to go on indefinite strike from 20th January 2009 in pursuance of the 20 point charter of demands. After a massive rally in front of the Parliament, the President and Secretary General of Confederation together served strike notice on the government.

            As per the decision of the National Executive of the Confederation, as an affiliate of Confederation All India Audit & Accounts Association served notice for indefinite strike to CAG. The charter of demands has two sections: one, 20 point common demands and two, 16 point departmental demands.

            We have vide our notice requested CAG to discuss and settle the departmental demands. Copy of the strike notice served by Confederation and our Association is enclosed.



            All the Units should make earnest effort in enlisting the participation of every member in the demonstration on 6th January 2009. The text of the resolution that is to be adopted by the units on 6th January 2009 is once again given along with this circular. They may hand over the notice to the heads of offices in a delegation of the Executive Committee.

Each unit may send report to head quarter on the strike notice serving by sms followed by letter.

All Units should ensure maximum participation in the Convention held at each station.


            Please do not forget that the strike action is not only against the Government of India's diabolical game of pampering the rich and mighty while neglecting the ordinary employees, it is also against the inhuman administration of the CAG.

            This fight has to be obviously against the rude, discourteous and self serving IA&AS as well. The CAG's administration has no concern about the constitutional obligations bestowed on CAG; it is concerned about it itself. The fight has to be essentially against the policy of egalitarianism that is being imposed upon the IA&AD, in pursuance of the government policies.

            The reduction of quantum of audit in all areas, the refusal to have full PRI audit, the introduction of risk based audit and over importance to performance audit and total neglect of accounting functions are reflections of deep malaise that has been consciously afflicted on the IA&AD by the administration.

            For minor reasons –many times flimsy and frivolous - the employees and officers are proceeded against, chargesheeted and suspended and heavy penalties imposed.

            But who will take action against an administration that violates the constitution itself?

            This struggle and mobilisation is essentially on these also, for our self respect also.


            Certain error occurred in the JAC Circular 7-2008 inadvertently- while placing our demand for pay scales, the pay scales sought for AO/SAO were omitted. The error is deeply regretted.

            Corrected Circular issued by the Convener, Apex JAC is enclosed.


            All units should adopt the resolution circulated vide Circular 30-2008 urging the state government of Bihar to desist from taking over of GE functions from AG (A&E), Bihar after holding demonstration on 6th January 2009. Draft resolution is reproduced elsewhere.

            Copy of the resolution adopted may be sent to head quarters.

            With greetings,

Yours fraternally




(M. S. Raja)

Secretary General



This mass meeting of members of ……… Association … endorses the strike notices served by Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and All India Audit & Accounts Association.


This meeting urges upon the Government of India as well as the CAG of India to initiate dialogue so as to settle the genuine demands failing which the members of this Association would join the indefinite strike commencing from 20th January 2009. 


Copy of the strike notice served by All India Audit & Accounts Association to CAG of India is enclosed.







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

Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667



Reference: AIA/B-1/02/2009                                                                  Date: 2nd January 2009



The Comptroller & Auditor General of India,

   10, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,

   New Delhi – 110002



Dear Sir,

            We submit herewith a copy of the notice for indefinite strike served on the Cabinet Secretary by the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers to which the All India Audit & Accounts Association is affiliated. As per the decision of the National Executive meeting of the Confederation held on 13th December, 2008, which has been endorsed by our Federation, we hereby give notice to you that the employees who are members of this Federation will embark upon a strike action commencing from 20th January, 2009 for settlement of the enclosed common demands of the Central Government employees and for settlement of the demands in Section II which are specific to the employees of Indian Audit & Accounts Department. You are specifically requested to take necessary steps to bring about settlement of the demands which are department specific.


            Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,


(M. S Raja)

Secretary General

Enclosure: Copy of Strike notice served by Confederation and Charter of Demands.





Manishinath Bhawan

A/2/95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027

Phone: 011 2510 5324, Fax 011 2510 5324

Mobile: 98110 48303

Conf/ D-9/2007                                                                                      Dated: 2nd January, 2009


The Cabinet Secretary,

Rashtrapati Bhawan Annexe,

New Delhi – 110 001.


Dear Sir,

            This is to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliates of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers will go on indefinite strike from 20th January 2009. The Demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the strike action is enclosed.

            Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,



Secretary General.

Enclosure: Charter of Demands.


Charter of Demands


Section 1


      Part I 6th CPC related issues

1.   Grant Rs 10000 as minimum wage as per 15 ILC Norms.

2.   Grant minimum fitment benefit of 2.625 times of pre-revised basic pay to bring about uniform rise of 40% in emoluments and raise grade pay to 50% of the maximum of the pre-revised scales in respect of PB 1,2 & 3 as has been done in the case of PB 4.

3.   No abolition of Gr.D. Posts and functions. Lift ban on recruitment, fill up all vacant posts and scrap screening Committee.

4.   Grant 10% of pay+ Grade pay as minimum benefit on promotion or financial up gradation.

5.   Fix the date of effect of all allowances as 1.1.2006.

6.   No performance related pay or bonus scheme

7.   Revise the Transport and daily allowances as demanded by the staff side JCM National Council.

8.   Remove the condition of 6 months for applying the uniform date of 1st July as increment dates.

9.   ACP to be on hierarchical system obtaining in each department.

10. Retain and improve CGHS and make insurance scheme optional

11.  Implement flexitime working hours for women/disabled employees as recommended by the 6 CPC and remove clause (iv) of OM No.13019/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 18th Nov. 2008 on Child Care Leave.

12. Direct all the Departmental Heads to settle 6th CPC related department specific demands/problems within a stipulated time.

13. Grant civil servant status and Pension to 'Gramin Dak-Sevaks.'

14. No reduction in the commutation value and restoration of full pension after 12 years.

15. Compute the pension entitlement on the basis of notional pay as on 1.1.1996


Part II - Demands pending settlement for long in the National Council JCM

1. No outsourcing or contractorisation of Govt. functions.

2. Grant statutory defined pension scheme to the employees recruited after 1.1.2004 and withdraw the PFRDA Bill from Parliament.

3. Implement the Board of Arbitration Awards.

4. Remove the arbitrary 5% ceiling and 3 years condition on compassionate appointment and withdraw court cases and absorb all waitlisted RRR candidates.

5. Implement the revision of bonus ceiling @ 3500/- in the case of all personnel employed by the Government including casual/contingent and daily rated workers and Grameen Dak Sewaks. Replace adhoc bonus with the PLB and remove the 60 days ceiling.

Section II


1.     a)  Vacate victimization of Association activists.

b) Allow democratic functioning of Association without interference from        administration

   2.        Strengthen Audit & Accounts to Safeguard People's Rights


a)      Stop down sizing; Stop outsourcing & privatisation of Audit & Accounts; Scrap curtailment/shedding of Audit functions in the name of Audit Plan.

b)      Ensure continuance of the existing Accounting and Auditing methodologies and appropriate party days with scientific work norms.

c)      Ensure effective Panchayati Raj Audit & Accounts by sanctioning more posts.


3.         Redesignate LDC as Audit/Accounts Assistant, grant PB1 Grade Pay 2800 (4500-7000 pre-revised) and grant following pay scales to other cadres, maintaining vertical relativity.

                                    Auditor/Accountant/Steno Gr II : PB2, GP 4200

                                    SA/Steno Gr I                                        : PB2, GP 4600

                                    SO/AAO/Private Secretary       : PB2, GP 4800

           & PB3 GP 5400 on completion of 4 years

                                    AO                                           : PB3, GP 6600

                                    SAO                                         : PB3, GP 7600  

4.   Fill up all vacant posts and sanction adequate post as per the agreement of 16.10.1992.

5.        a) Amend Company Law and DPC Act for Audit of Public Sector Undertakings      &  Corporations even after reduction of Government share to below 50%.

b) Amend Company Law to ensure the Audit by IA&AD of all Public Limited Companies listed with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

            c) Enact necessary law to bring audit of all public Financial Institutions by IA&AD.


6.          Permit graduate Gr.D employees to appear SOG Examination as before.


7.       Step up of pay of senior promotees who exhausted ACP, in the event of juniors drawing more pay on getting ACP.


8.         Grant ACP on hierarchical pattern.


9.     Re-designate Supervisor as Section Officer; grant further promotion upto AO/SAO;  earmark   20% of AAO (SO) cadre for Supervisors.


10.       Grant promotion to employees against the direct recruitment quota.


11.       Regularise the ad-hoc Section officers by creating sufficient posts; promote all SOGE passed hands as one time measure; Grant one increment and Grade pay of AAO on passing SOG Exam.


12.       Restore unilateral transfer policy.


13.       Restoration of provision of Metal Passes to AAO's working in Railway Audit Offices.


14.     Remove the economic criteria for Compassionate ground appointment and re-open all past cases.


15.              Revise TA/DA rates and permit self certification to claim re-imbursement of food  and conveyance charges

16.              Grant three increments on passing departmental Confirmatory examination.




            This mass meeting of ……….. Association, …  record our strong resentment against the arbitrary, unilateral decision of the state government of Bihar to take over the gazetted entitlement functions from AG's office in two phases, from 1st January 2009 in respect of All India Services and from 1st May 2009 in respect of all other gazetted officers.


            This meeting urges upon the Government of Bihar to retrace its step to take over the gazetted entitlement functions to safeguard public interest and accountability.


            This meeting also urges upon the CAG of India to prevail upon the State Government of Bihar from taking of the GE functions.


            This meeting further urges upon the CAG of India to protect the interest of the employees of office of the Accountant General (A&E), Bihar, Patna.


            Resolve to send a copy of the resolution to i) Hon'ble Chief Minister, Bihar, Patna and ii) the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.





·       Start mobilising the members for the indefinite strike

·       Serve Strike Notice on 6th January 2009

·       Ensure success of Conventions

·       Work for total success of Indefinite Strike from 20th January '08







Ph. 0120-2881727/011-2578 5070



Reference: JAC/Circular -1/2009                                                              Dated 1st January, 2009



Chief Executives of

Constituent Organisations &

Conveners, Local JACs


Dear Comrades,


            At the very out set, we wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year, 2009.


Due to some typographical error, the demand framed in respect of the AO and Sr. AO by the apex JAC meeting held on 13th December, 2008 did not appear in the draft charter of demands circulated through the JAC Circular No - JAC/Circular -7/2008 dated 16th December, 2008. We regret for the unintended mistake. The corrected draft Charter of Demands is as furnished below-


1.       Implement arbitration award by granting higher pay scale notionally w.e.f.1-1-1986 and effectively w.e.f 1-1-2006.

2.       upgrade LDCs by re-designating them as Acctts/Audit Assistants and following pay sales to different cadres-

Accounts/Audit Assistant                                           PB-1 with Grade Pay Rs.2800

             Accountant/Auditor/ Steno Gr.II                                PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4200

             Sr. Accountant/Auditor/ Steno Gr.I                            PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4600

             SO/JAO/AAO/PS                                                        PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4800

                                                                                                  PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs.5400

                                                                                                  On completion of 4 years.

             Accounts/Audit Officer                                               PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs. 6600

             Sr. Accounts/Audit Officer                                          PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs. 7600

3.       Grant ACP on departmental hierarchy basis.

4.        Grant one increment and Grade pay of Rs.4800 from the day of passing JAO/SOG examination.

5.       Grant three increments on passing departmental confirmatory examination.

6.        Step up pay of Senior Promotees who exhausted ACP in the event of junior drawing more pay and getting ACP in compliance with apex court judgment.

7.       Grant recognition to Railway Accounts Staff Association.



 As decided already, the apex JAC shall meet at Chennai on 11th January 2009 to finalise the charter of demands and decide about the course of organisational action(s) to be taken in support of the demands. All Chief Executives of the constituents of apex JAC and representatives of local JACs are requested to ensure their presence in the meeting.


 We also request all constituents and local JACs to mobilise the Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers for the indefinite Strike from 20th January, 2009 and make it a grand success.


With warm greetings,



Yours fraternally,



(V. Bhattacharjee)