Thursday, February 11, 2010

Circular 06-2010

Dear Comrade
Please find Circular 06-2010 posted below
With greetings,
MS Raja
Secretary General



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Reference: AIA/Circular-06/2010                                                            Dated: 9th February 2010



Dear Comrades,




In the discussion on the agenda item on constitutional amendment 21 delegates participated. Though nobody objected to the raise in the head quarter quota per se, some proposed staggered increase while majority felt even proposed increase of Rs 8/-per member per year is quite insufficient.


But there was unanimity that any increase will be felt in the financial health of the HQr only if all the units remit the quota timely and fully.


Intervening in the discussion, Com Vyas pointed out that in Banks and majority of PSUs, the monthly subscription is not less than 1% of the pay while proposed increase in the HQr quota would be of 0.11% even at the pay of Rs 7000/- pm.


 After the discussion, the 45th Conference unanimously decided to increase the Head Quarter quota to Rs 8/-per member per month ie Rs 96/=per member per annum.


The conference advised every unit to revise the rate of subscription to accordingly, upto Rs 50/- per member per month.


It was further decided the increase in the HQr quota would be applicable from 1st October 2010, giving time to units to revise their rate of subscription.


During the discussion many units complained of delay in getting the amendment approved from CAG's office affecting the functioning of Associations.




The administration has proposed a scheme to revamp the SOG examination. The scheme was made available to Associations on 21St Jan.2010. The scheme was circulated to every unit. Some units felt that as they could not consult their membership, more time should be given to offer comments.


The Steering committee accepted this and requested every unit to give their views by 1st March 2010.


The newly elected National Executive Committee would meet in the 1st week of March to take finalise the views of the Association based on the inputs given by the Units.


All the units are therefore requested to communicate their views on the proposal of CAG administration on revamping of SOGE. (Copy enclosed).



On 5th February 2010, more than 130 AOs and SAOs sat on a Day long dharna before CAG's Office demanding upgradation of pay scales, conferment of Gr A status, MACPS benefit for AO/SAO cadre and relaxation in age limit for induction into IA&AS.


The 45th Conference greeted the valiant comrades All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association and declared solidarity with the fight of AO/SAO comrades.


The Presidium moved a resolution manifesting solidarity with agitation under the banner of All India Audit and Accounts Officers Association and extending full and total support to their struggle.


The Conference adopted the resolution with full throated slogans.




The exhibition arranged at CSV Warrier Nagar by Madras civil Accounts Association on varied subjects such as global recession and climate change attracted every body and it was well appreciated by one and all.


Similarly, the photographic exhibition by Kerala comrades on their valiant fight against outsourcing, for TU rights and human rights inspired all the comrades.


The secretariat appreciates by both the units for their contributions.  




The host unit arranged a variety of cultural programmes on 4th evening. These programmes enthralled the audience and exposed to them the vast cultural heritage of Rajasthan.



With warm greetings


Yours fraternally





Secretary General

Note: JAC Circular 03-2010 is attached with this Circular.




Revamp of SOG Examination

Meeting with All India Association


Issue 1

Performance of candidates


Overall Results

*The pass percentage for SOGE Part I 2009 Examination was 21.35 percent (as compared to 19.42 percent in 2008) and 24.36 percent for SOGE Part II Examination 2009 (as compared to 15.46 percent in 2008). Although there are improvements in both parts as far as overall result is concerned both the pass percentage in absolute terms continue to be low.


Result in respect of DRSOs

*As regards DRSOs, the trends are not encouraging. Out of 517 DRSO candidates, 174 candidates (33.65 percent) could pass the SOG Part I examination in 2009. Out of 276 candidates, 146 candidates (52.89 percent) could pass the SOG Part II Examination in 2009.


Paper wise analysis of performance

Candidates are not doing well in paper on "Financial Accounting with elementary costing" (SOG-3) over past three years. Pass percentage was only 24.45 percent during 2009 while it was 8.79 percent during 2008 examination.


Paper wise analysis of performance

In case of papers SOE-4 and SOE-5 (concerning Service Regulations), pass percentage is around 50 percent over past three years.


Paper wise analysis of performance

Pass percentage in this Part I paper (for Civil Audit and Accounts branch) has been less than 40 percent except in 2007.


Paper wise analysis of performance

46% could pass PWD (Theory and Practical) papers in 2009. In papers SOE-7 (Public Works Accounts – Theory), pass percentage is only 29.28 percent.


Paper wise analysis of performance

This year, NIL pass percentage was recorded in the paper SOE-9 on Accountancy.


Paper wise analysis of performance

For paper on Government Audit (SOE-II), pass percentage was only 51.62 percent for the 2009 examination.


These papers are the mainstream papers which test proficiency and skills in audit areas directly relatable to the audit functions of IA&AD.


Likely Reasons

*This may be because of a number of non serious candidates appearing year after year.

* Quality of training

*Quality of faculty




*Accountants General would facilitate coaching/training of SOGE candidates and motivating them for taking the examination seriously. AsG would be requested to make available at least one expert for each paper for the guidance of the candidates.

*A two week duty leave would be granted to all candidates on two occasions in their career for preparing for the SOGE.

*Syllabus of the examination would be subjected to scrutiny based on relevance and standard.


Issue 2

Analysis about number of attempts


Rule Position

*There was a limit on the number of chances (upto six) that were available to candidates for appearing in Part I of the examination. But there was another rule that allowed unlimited number of chances if a candidates secured more than 30 percent marks in Part I in any of the two preceding attempts despite failing. Due to this, there are practically unlimited number of chances available to most of the candidates.


*There was no limit on the number of chances available to candidates to pass Part II of the examination and a candidate could appear in Part II if he had cleared all papers of Part I except one.


Status (Issue 2)

*About 61.84 percent of successful departmental candidates (excludes DRSOs) of 2008 Part I SOG Examination could clear it in their fourth or a subsequent attempt. About 12.40 percent of successful candidates of that examination could clear the examination while availing an eighth or a subsequent attempt.


*About 64.86 percent of successful departmental candidates (excludes DRSOs) of 2009 Part I SOG Examination could clear it in their fourth or a subsequent attempt. About 10.14 percent of successful candidates of that examination could clear the examination while availing an eighth or a subsequent attempt.


*Interestingly, out of 769 departmental candidates (DRSOs not included) who failed in Part I SOG Examination of the year 2009, 98 (12.74%) remained unsuccessful even after availing their 10th or more number of chances. Fifteen unsuccessful candidates were trying for a fifteenth time or even further. Two unsuccessful candidates availed their 22nd chance and one candidate availed his 24th chance in Part I; though unsuccessfully.



*Number of chances available to both Part I as well as Part II* candidates would be limited to six unconditionally.


(*Part I, Part II, SOGE – all these are current terminology and are likely to change).


Issue 3

Restraining non serious candidates


Present Status (Issue 3)

*In the current system, about half the candidates who apply for SOGE do not appear. They either absent themselves on the day of examination or withdraw at the last moment (without forfeiture of chance) which is being routinely allowed by all the HODs. We printed 28564 question paper for SOGE 2009, but only 15447 answer scripts were finally received in Exam wing. That means that nearly 46 percent candidates who intended to appear did not appear finally.



*Enrollment for the examination would be treated as an appearance irrespective of whether or not the candidate has actually sat in the examination and attempted a paper. Practice of allowing exemptions (withdrawals) would be stopped except in very rare cases duly supported by strong grounds such as medical emergency etc. and verified by the Accountant General.


Issue 4

Criterion for passing


*Since the combination of criterion of passing (40%), requirement of aggregate (45%) and criterion for exemption (50%) is confusing and often leads to misinterpretation, we may change the provision of MSO (Admn) hence forthwith stating that candidate should get 50% marks (which can be a scaled score in case of objective type question paper mode) or more for passing and also for exemption from re-appearance in that subject. The need is for simplifying the eligibility criterion for passing.


*Exemption will be allowed in all papers that the candidate has passed in any attempt irrespective of the percentage of marks obtained by him/her. This would mean that the benchmark for passing the paper and securing exemption may be common in subsequent examinations.


Other decisions


*Transform SOGE from subjective mode of examination to objective mode of examination.


*Reduce the number of papers (Matter under serious review at Headquarters and likely to be finalized soon.)





































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No: JAC/Circular – 03/2010                                                    Dated 9th February, 2010



            Chief Controller of Constituents Organizations

            and Conveners, Local JACs,


Dear Comrades,         



            As decided earlier, the meeting of the apex level Joint Action Committee was held at Jaipur on 1st February 2010.


            Com. M. S. Raja, Chairman apex JAC and Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association, Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener apex JAC and Secretary General, National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations, Com. P. Rajanayagam, General Secretary, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association, Com. M. P. Pandit, Secretary General, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Cat – II, Com. R. K. Chourasia, Addl. Secretary General, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Com. S. Mohan, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association, Com. Partha Bhattacharjee, Working President, All India Railway Accounts Staff Association and Com. R. N. Gupta, ex–Secretary General, All India Association of Pay and Accounts officers (Civil) attended the meeting representing their respective Organizations. Com. S. K. Vyas, Member, standing Committee, (NC) JCM attended the meeting as member invitee.


            Com. T. R. Janardanan, President, National Federation of Civil Accounts Association, Com. L. K. Salve, President, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Com. M. Duraipandian, President, All India Audit & Accounts Association, and Convener, JAC, Tamilnadu, Com. V. K. Bhambhi, Convener, JAC, Gujrat, Com. V. Nageswara Rao, Addl. Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association, Com. J. Srinivasan, Convener, JAC, Bangalore, Com. G. K. Gohain, Convener, JAC, Guwahati, Com. Ashok Kumar Sharma, ASG, All India Audit & Accounts Association, Com. K. G. Somkumar, Finance Secretary, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Cat–II, Com. S. Bandopadhyay, Finance Secretary, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Com. Anil Salvi, Convener, JAC, Mumbai, Com. B. P. Bhattacharjee, ex–Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association, and Com. C. L. Shastri, ex–Secretary General, All India Association of Pay Accounts Officers also attended the meeting and took part in the discussions.


            The meeting reviewed the decisions taken in the meeting of apex JAC held on 8th December 2009 and also the success of the programme of Demands day on 21st January 2010.


            While reviewing, the meeting observed that Com. M. S. Raja, Chairman, visited Bangalore and Mumbai. Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, visited Kolkata and Guwahati. In both the places meeting of local JAC was held. The local JAC Kolkata had assured to revive the JAC at the earliest Guwahati re–constituted the JAC.  

It could be noted by the meeting very enthusiastically that, the programme of demands day on 21st January 2010 was observed by many units and Branches of Constituents of apex JAC. Even the organization of Accounts and Audit officers also participated in the programme in many stations.


            After detailed discussion the meeting decided that the Accounts and Audit Employees and officers organizations of the Country shall resort to Mass Casual Leave on 8th April 2010 in pursuance of the charter of demands adopted by JAC after implementation of the 6 CPC recommendations by the Govt.


            In order to make the programme a grand success, following preparatory actions shall be taken.


  1. JAC shall be revived/formed at all stations immediately.
  2. Campaign week shall be observed by Units/Branches of Constituents of apex JAC from 24th to 26th February 2010. The local JACS shall play its role in deciding the form of programme during this period.
  3. Constituents of apex JAC shall identify the weak spots in respect of their own organizations and take all measures including visiting such spots/stations. They shall endorse their tour programme to apex JAC for the purpose of Co – ordination.
  4. Campaign materials shall be prepared and placed in the website of all constituents to facilitate the Branches/Units and local JACs to utilize those informations for mobilizing the members.
  5. Centralized posters shall be printed. All Constituents shall to send their requirements of apex JAC Headquarter by 28th February 2010.
  6. Format of the mass casual leave application shall be centrally drafted and circulated by apex JAC.
  7. Mobilization of mass casual leave application shall be held from 15th to  31ST March 2010 (15 days). During this fortnight all Units/Branches of constituents of JAC shall collect the mass casual leave applications from member and send daily report on the number of applications collected each day to their respective Central headquarters.

Units shall report the same to apex JAC headquarters. Local JACs shall monitor and co–ordinate in making those programmes successful.

  1. All local Branches/ Units of constituents of apex JAC shall submit the CL applications to the local administrations responsible to grant CL on 7th April 2010.
  2. Necessary intimation to highest authorities regarding the mass casual leave programme and related formalities shall be done by the constituents of apex JAC.
  3. Apex JAC shall take all other steps necessary for making the mass casual leave a grand success.


 With warm greetings,