Sunday, February 28, 2010

Circular 08-2010

Dear Comrades
Please find Circular 08/2010 posted below.
M.S. Raja
Secretary General



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

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



Reference: AIA/Circular-08/2010                                                            Dated: 22nd February 2010


O B S E R V E W O M E N 'S D A Y


            8th March is observed the world over since early 1900's as International Women's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

            In a world where patriarchal system rules the roost, the role and status of the Women needs to reasserted, giving them the due place in all the spheres of life.

            The women are the first and the worst victims whenever any change take place – whether social, economic or political. Again, they are the first and worst victims whenever and where ever social unrest takes place.

            It is women who will be first shunted out of job when economic crisis develops. In Indian families we find that the girl child is made to sacrifice - on studies, clothes etc -whenever the family faces crisis.

            The humiliation of women employees (and officers) at work places at the hands of their male colleagues of superiors are common, rarely reported.

            In IA&AD we have seen many cases of harassment and in all cases the women has to face the ignominy and/or disciplinary action –whether an Association activist/leader or IA&AS officer.

            This occasion should be utilised to generate awareness amongst the work force about the gender equality in real sense including equality in society by holding meeting, seminars etc.

            Circular issued by Com VS Jaitha, Convener, Women's Committee is enclosed.




            The Confederation has called upon every CG employee to hold lunch hour demonstration in all offices on 10th March 2010 protesting against the move of the Government to re-introduce the PFRDA bill in the current budget session of the Parliament and send the following telegram to the Finance Minister.


Reintroduce the statutory defined benefit pension scheme for all CG Employees recruited after 1.1.2004 by withdrawing the PFRDA Bill and amend the direct taxes code as demanded in the memorandum submitted by the Confederation of CGE and Workers .Strengthen the Public distribution system  by making all workers and all essential commodities  within its ambit.


            All our units may take lead in mobilising the rest of Central Government employees of the station and ensure massive participation in the demonstration.

            Confederation Circular is enclosed.


            With greetings,

Yours fraternally,



(M. S. Raja)

Secretary General




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

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






Dear Comrades,


            "Womens Day Greetings of peace and Solidarity to you all."


            The month of March is dedicated for the women to commemorate the struggle of the courageous women who fought for equality, justice, peace and development- who have paved the way for us to continue our journey for women's emancipation.


"On March 8th 1857 women (garment workers) working in textile factories in New York staged a protest against inhumane working conditions and low wages. On 8th March 1908,15000 women marched through the New York city demanding shorter work hours, better pay, voting rights and an end to child labour."


            Today we live in a violent world and discrimination and violence against women are very much prevalent. In a fast changing globalised world women are not only victims of the violence generated by the patriarchal system, but also of poverty, exploitation and exclusion from the mainstream society by the neo-liberal economic system. It is a human rights violation denying women and girls equality. Violence against women is present in every country, cutting across boundaries of culture, class education, income and age, and hence demanding equality, justice, peace and development has become relevant as a century ago.


            Annually on March 8th events are held through out the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. So make it a point to think globally and act locally. Make every day International Womens Day.


Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is Bright, Equal, Safe and Rewarding. Highlight the need for continued vigilance and action.


            With warm greetings,



Womens Convenor,

All India Audit and Accounts Association


A Report on the WOMENS CONVENTION held on 2.3,4,5 FEBRUARY 2010 at JAIPUR {RAJASTHAN} as part of  45th Conference of



Without interruption since the 39th Conference of All India Audit & Accounts Association at Chennai in 1989, Women's Convention is being held as an integral part of every Conference.

Carrying the organisational tradition forward,  Womens convention was held at the Office of the Accountants General Jaipur on 04-02-2010 at 1.30 pm as part of the of the 45th Conference of All India Audit and Accounts Association. The host unit gave a warm welcome. Smt Shanthi Mathur Sr.A.O gave the welcome speech. Prof (Retd) Sarada Goswamy inaugurated the Convention with an inspiring speech stressing on the need for more awareness and involvement on the part of women in public life that women are an integral part of society and thus they need to play a more active role in the development of the society.

16 delegates attended apart from nearly hundred women from the host unit. It had been an interactive meeting with good response from the house.


There were representatives from 7 units for the conference. They were:-


Kerala           -        1

            Tamil Nadu    -        2

                        Orissa            -        1

                                                            West Bengal   -        1

                                                            Mumbai           -       5

                                                            Shimla             -       4

                                                            Allahabad        -       1

                                                            Jaipur              -       1


The problems faced by women in general were discussed.


                     Com. Vyas the Veteran leader of Central Government Employees addressed the gathering. Comrade Vyasji expressed his hope that one day the All India audit and accounts association will have a women secretary general.

                     ComM.S.Raja, the Secretary General of the All India Audit and Accounts Association presented before the Convention the tasks ahead in a brief speech. Com Duraipandian the President of the All India Audit and Accounts Association in his speech spoke on the ill effects of the LPG policies on the women in particular.

                     The Convention elected the following into the Womens Committee.


      1. Com.Sucheta Godbole                              -Mumbai

      2. Com.Lalitha Narayana Swamy                  -Mumbai

       3. Com.Saroja Parameshwaran                     -Mumbai

       4. Com.Vasanthi                                        -Mumbai

       5. Com.Shubangi Rasam                               -Mumbai

       6. Com.Indrani                                               -Chennai

                        7. Com.Senthamarai                                     -Chennai{Madurai}

           8. Com.Manjula Shrivastava                           -Allahabad

                9. Com.Namitha Banerjee                               -West Bengal

                                      10. Com.Shakunthala Sharma                        -Shimla

        11. Com.Devaki                                              -Shimla

                                      12. Com.Saroj Sharma                                   -Jaipur

                                      13. Com.Uma Sharma                                    -Jaipur


The Committee thereafter elected Com Nina Kumari Kujur   as Chairperson and Com VS Jaitha as Convener of Women's Committee.

                     A resolution was adopted against the installing of closed circuit cameras inside the sections of some of the offices which is an intrusion into the privacy of the employees.

The following Charter of demands was moved and adopted:-


1.                   Relax the eligibility criteria for grant of child care leave, remove the condition linking CCL with the balance in earned leave account.

2.                   Improve the working conditions of women in all sectors of employment by providing welfare amenities.

3.                   Provide permanent mechanism for speedy disposal of complaints related to gender discrimination/sexual harassment at work place.

4.         Grant 45 days special leave for women employees who are under going uterus removal /menopause.

5.          Restoration of 12 days Casual Leave

6.          Regular health check-up should be undertaken by the administration in office.

7.          33 1/3rd reservation in executive committees of the association.

8.          Ensure job security to working women affected by global recession.

9.        Put an end to the degrading and humiliating social customs of sati, Devdasi, dowry etc.

10.        Restoration of special casual leave for family planning operations.

11.        Ensure effective implementation of domestic violence act.

12.        Strengthen public distribution system to arrest price rise.


            The meeting came to an end with vote of thanks rendered by Com.Uma Sharma of Jaipur.






Womens Committee


Circular No.5



A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027

Tel: 011-2510 5324:  Mobile: 98110 48303

Confdn/05 /2010

Dated: 18.02.2010

Dear Comrades,


            The last National Sectt. Meeting inter alia discussed the possibility of a joint action programme with the AISGEF and AIDEF in the event of the Government introducing the PFRDA Bill and the new direct taxes code in the Budget session of the Parliament.  While the AISGEF was to take a decision in the matter in their all India Conference which was scheduled to be held in the first week of February at Hyderabad, the AIDEF had promised us to discuss the issue in their organizational fora and revert back to us.  So far we have not received any communication from the AIDEF.  The All India Conference of the AISGEF had to be postponed due to the ongoing agitation in Andhra Pradesh.  Hence, no finality could be reached on the proposal for organizing a day's strike somewhere in March, 2010.


            The Budget session is likely to commence on 22nd Feb.2010.  The National Secretariat had discussed of the necessity of organizing a demonstrative programme in the first week of the Parliament session.  It was decided that Lunch recess programme should be organized in front of all offices eliciting the participation of all the employees in the respective office on a pre determined date. Taking into account the requirement of sufficient time to organize the programme, we call upon the affiliates and State Committees to ensure that the lunch hour demonstration is organized in front of all offices on 10th March, 2010 to oppose the introduction of the new Direct Taxes code and the reintroduction of the PFRDA Bill and to oppose the phenomenal increase in the prices of all essential commodities an offshoot the neo liberal economic policies of the Govt. of India.  The life of common people especially the wage earners has been made miserable. The following telegram/Savingram may be sent to the Hon'ble Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, (at North Block, Central Sectt. New Delhi.)


Reintroduce the statutory defined benefit pension scheme for all CG Employees recruited after .1.1.2004 by withdrawing the PFRDA Bill and amend the direct taxes code as demanded in the memorandum submitted by the Confederation of CGE and Workers .Strengthen the Public distribution system  by making all workers and all essential commodities  within its ambit.


            Enclosed herewith is a copy of the letter sent by the Confederation to the Hon'ble Finance Minister  in response to the draft proposal placed on the website by the government.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,




K.K.N. Kutty

Secretary General.