Friday, March 4, 2011

Circular 07-2011

Dear Comrade

Please find Circular 07-2011 posted below

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
Reference: AIA/Circular-07/2011
Dated: 4th March 2011

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

Dear Comrades,

The CWC meeting held at New Delhi on 24-25 February 2011 adopted the
following resolutions (in addition to the six resolutions mentioned in
Circular 06).

7. On enhancement of TA/DA for sports persons
8. On relaxation of Recruitment Rules for sports persons
9. On denial of Child care leave and conditionalities imposed there-on
10. On SAS examination
11. Dilution, abdication of Audit in PRI and P&T audits

The CWC called upon every unit to clear the head quarter quota with
out fail by 31st March 2011 and also to collect special fund of Rs
100/- per member and remit it to HQr immediately. The units which are
yet to revise their rate of subscription may carryout the amendment of
the constitution without any further delay.

The CWC decided to hold Women's Convention by June/July 2011. Mumbai,
Nagpur and Hyderabad have been identified as the possible venue. Each
of them may convey their preparedness to hoist the all India Women's
meet. After hearing from the units the National Executive Committee
may decide the venue from amongst the three.

The CWC exhorted the leaders and members of the Association to take
active part in the functioning of the local COCs taking lead in
mobilising the employees on the charter of demands finalised by the
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.


The CWC called upon every unit to observe International Women' Day on
8th April (Pl refer Circular 06). Circular issued by Com Jaitha VS,
Convener, Women's Committee is given below. All the units in the
station may come together and observe the day jointly. If the local
COC is arranging any programme they join in large numbers in that
programme also.

Confederation Circular on Women's Convention at Kolkata is attached.


Even by the conservative estimates more than six lakhs of workers
marched in the streets of New Delhi to protest against the ruinous
economic policies pursued by the government making the life of the
common man miserable. Thousands were held up at different points by
the way of halting of trains and they could not make it to the rally
in time. It is time that the government recognises the growing
discontent and makes corrective measurers. But the budget presented by
the Finance Minister gives no such indication. More than restoring the
confidence of crores of toiling masses in the government, the Prime
Minister and Finance Minister are concerned about boosting corporates'
confidence! The announcement of the Finance Minister in the budget
speech to re-introduce the PFRDA bill shows very clearly how the
things will be in the days to come.


The Apex JAC met at New Delhi on 22nd February 2011. After a long gap
Chief Executives of most of the Constituents attended the meeting.
The Apex JAC decided that two proposals that came for the discussion
be referred to the constituents for their organisational decisions.
These issues are:
1. Remove the demand 'implementation of arbitration award' from the
charter of demands and pursue the demand separately
2. to demand functional independence to audit & accounts (including
organised accounts) and functional integration.

The apex JAC would meet soon at Hyderabad to take decisions there-on.
Apex JAC circular is enclosed.


The Secretariat of the Confederation met on 24th February along with
General Secretaries of State Committees of Confederation. The meeting
decided to hold lunch hour meetings in each office on 20th April 2011
to explain the charter of demands to members and also to submit it to
the respective heads of department. The Confederation shall issue a
detailed memorandum on the charter of demands. The State Committee of
Confederation shall take necessary steps to implement the programme in
a most effective manner.

The Confederation Secretariat also decided to hold Conventions in such
states where state committees are still not formed.

We endorse the decisions of the Confederation and call upon every unit
and member to involve themselves in building up the Confederation and
also a vibrant movement of Central Government employees.

Confederation circular is enclosed.

With regards
Yours fraternally,

Secretary General

Order for stepping up of pay of promotees vis-à-vis direct recruitees
is expected to be issued by the CAG administration in a matter of
days. We had demanded the same in the pattern of CBDT vide letter
dated 6th Dec 2010.

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.

Convenor, Women' Committee
All India Audit and Accounts Association

Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden New Delhi. 110 027
E mail: confederation
Dated: 1. 03. 2011
Dear Comrade,
National Women Convention
The first National women convention of Central Govt. employees was
held at Maulali Yuba Kendra, Kolkata on 7th and 8th Feb. 2011. The
convention began with the inaugural session chaired by Com. S.K. Vyas.
President, Confederation and addressed by Com. K.K.N. Kutty, Secretary
General. It was followed by an impressive procession taken out from
K.G. Bose Bhawan, the Hqrs. of the COC West Bengal to the venue of the
convention hall, participated by not only delegates but by thousands
of women workers of various Central Govt. offices in Kolkata. The
processionists carried placards, banners, flags and traversed a
distance of about 3 to 4 Kms shouting slogans on demands specific to
women workers. The processionists were greeted by various Central
Government organizations; BSNL employees union and the Pensioners
Association on the way
On convergence at the Yuba Kendra, which had been jam packed and
overflowing, the open session was addressed by Com. Sudha Sundaraman,
General Secretary, All India Democratic Women Association, New Delhi.
In her hour and half speech, Com. Sudha Sundararaman touched upon
various national and international issues, the problems and
difficulties confronted by the working women employees in particular
and the women in the Indian society in general. She exhorted the
participants to be active in the Trade Union movement along with their
men counterparts to bring about a strong and militant resistance
movement to the neo liberal economic policies the pursuance of which
has made the common people to suffer.
Earlier Prof. Jasodhara Bagchi, Chairperson, Reception Committee
welcomed delegates and guests. In her speech she underlined the
significance of the Convention, the background and history of the
women's movement, the sterling role played by the women in the
evolution of a civilized society.
The convention was greeted, inter alia, by Com M Krishnan, Secretary
General, National Federation of Postal Employees, Com.Ashok B
Salunkhe, Secretary General, Income Tax Employees Federation, Com.M S
Raja, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Employees
Association, Com.K V Jayraj, General Secretary, National Federation of
Atomic Energy Employees, ComVrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General,
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Com.Somnath Bramha,
General Secretary, All India Printing and Stationery Employees
Federation, Com K V Sridharan, General Secretary, All India Postal
Employees Union Group C, New Delhi.
Subject Session
The subject session which followed thereafter was conducted by a
presidium consisting of the following comrades :
1. Com.Gita Ghoshal – ITEF(W.B)
2. Com.C P.Shobhana – NFPE (Kerala)
3. Com.Pushpeswari Devi – NFPE (AP)
4. Com.Neena Kumari Kujur - Audit(Odissa)
5. Com M Durga – Civil Accounts (Chennai)
The Secretary General, Confederation presented the report. The
following 22 comrades participated in the deliberation on the report:
1. Vidya Bodas – ITEF, Mumbai 2. V Narmatha – Audit & Accounts, Delhi,
3. Deepa Sen Sharma – ITEF, NER 4. Lakshmi Swaminathan – Civil
Accounts 5. Aruna V.B – AG's Office, Trivandrum 6. Jyothi Samel – NFAE
7. Damayanthi Loknath 8. Ratna Shome – NFPE Kolkata 9. Mausumi
Majumder - NFPE Assam 10. R Geetha – CGHS Pondichery 11. Hemavani –
NFPE Andhra Pradesh 12. Neelu Goutham – ITEF Lucknow 13. Premlatha
Ramaswami – AG's Office Mumbai 14. Kalpana Dutta – Civil Accounts,
Delhi 15. Kalpana Adhikary – CGWB Bhubaneswar 16. Nirmala G – ITEF
Karnataka 17. Ariya Devi – NFPE Kerala 18. Manisha Biswas – BSNLEU,
W.B 19. Annamma - Sreechitra Staff Union, Trivandrum 20.Namitha
Banerjee – Audit & Accounts 21. Pushpita Dutta Gupta – Printing &
Stationary, Kolkata.
Resolution adopted
The house was composed of 190 delegates and 13 observers representing
various States and different Organizations of the CG employees. This
apart the inaugural function was witnessed by 373 observers
representing different CG employees' organization located in the city
of Kolkata. After discussions the house adopted unanimously the
report. On the basis of the deliberations in the house and
presentations made by the above mentioned 22 delegates the house also
decided to adopt the following resolutions. The full text of which
will be published later.
A. To observe the International Women's day on 08.03.2011 at all State
Capitals by organizing meetings/convention etc. to explain the
significance of the women's movement and the need for organizing
working women.
B. To demand that the Govt. take steps to pass the Women's Reservation
Bill in the Lok Sabha.
C. To set up committees in all offices to prevent sexual harassment as
per the guidelines issued by the Govt.of India in this regard and
ensure that such committees are headed by judicial officers of
appropriate levels. To demand for an enactment in the Parliament to
give the guidelines a statutory status.
D. To demand that the Govt. accepts all recommendations made by the
6th CPC in respect of women issues and orders issued thereon.
E. The orders presently issued by the Govt. in the matter of Child
care leave has stipulated that the said leave has to be treated like
Earned Leave. Since this has afforded discretion for the controlling
officers to either grant, reject or reduce the period of leave. The
house had decided to demand that such discretionary powers are not
given to the sanctioning authorities.
F. To support and popularize the issues on which working class would
be organizing march to Parliament on 23rd Feb.'11.
G. To ensure larger participation of women employees in all struggles
against the neo-liberal economic policies.
Election of Womens' committee
In the post lunch session the house discussed the formation of a
women's committee to give an organizational shape to carry out the
decisions of the convention. Since a few of the affiliated
organizations and certain states could not depute delegates to attend
the convention, it was decided that the committee so formed should
have the power to co-opt members to provide wider representation. On
this understanding the convention selected the following comrades to
constitute the committee.
1. Com. Gita Ghoshal - Chairperson, ITEF, W.B
2. Com. C P Shovona - Convenor, NFPE, Kerala
3. Com. Ninakumari Kujur - Member, Sudit, Odissa
4. Com. Nirmala - do , ITEF, Karnataka
5. Com. Kamalesh Kumari - do , Civil Accounts, Delhi
6. Com. Neha Talwar - do , NFAEE , Nagpur
7. Com. Lakshmi Devi - do , NFPE P3, A.P
8. Com. Rina Saha - do , NFPE P3, W.B
9. Com. Seethalakshmi - do , NFPE P4, Karnataka
10. Com. Narmatha - do , Audit, T Nadu
11. Com. Mausumi Majumder- do , NFPE, Assam
12. Com. Tanushree Roy - do , ITEF, Odissa
13. Com. Roopa Bathna - do , Postal, MP
14. Com. Devaki Devi - do , Audit, HP
15. Com. Jyothi Samel - do , NFAEE, Mumbai
16. Com. Vidya Bhodse - do , ITEF, Mumbai
17. Com. Mansha Majumder - do , West Bengal
18. Com. Rumpa Kar - do , National Library, W.B
19. Com. Neelu Gautam - Member, ITEF, UP
20. Com. Geetha - do , Pondichery
21. Com. Narayani - do, Chithira Thirunal Research Institute,
22. Com. Kalpana Adhikari - do , Ground Water Board, Odissa
23. Com. L Kharstum - do , Civil Accounts, Meghalaya
The composition of the House
As per the credential committee's report submitted to the house of the
190 delegates who attended the convention 44 were office bearers of
various Organizations; 22 Organizations and 13 States were represented
in the convention; of the 373 observers 13 were pensioners; the
youngest comrade who attended the convention was 28 years old and the
oldest 58; the oldest amongst the pensioners was 76 years old and
youngest 60. The convention was concluded with vote of thanks proposed
by Com. M S Raja. On behalf of the delegates and observers and on
behalf of the Central Hqrs. Of Confederation Com. M S Raja profusely
thanked the co-ordination committee of West Bengal for the excellent
arrangement made for the conduct of the convention and for the
boarding and lodging of the delegates. The full text of the welcome
speech, the Secretary General's report and the Introductory pamphlet
issued by the Reception committee are enclosed. A few Photographs of
the convention held at Kolkata has been placed on the website under
this Circular letter.
Workers March to Parliament 23rd February, 2011
Even as per the very conservative observation 6 lakhs workers are
reported to have participated in the great rally organized by the
Central Trade Unions along with various Employees Federation on 23rd
February, 2011 at New Delhi. It was a grand show of workers might and
determination to fight against the neo-liberal economic policies of
the Govt.of India. Confederation and its affiliates can be proud of
the fact that the Central Govt. employees were part and parcel of this
huge demonstration. Large number of comrades came from Delhi and
neighboring States to participate in this rally. Many could not reach
in time before we could start the procession from the identified spot
of Jantar Mantar. Allahabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur ,
Bariely, Meerut, Agra, Ghaziabad, Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh brought
large number of Central Govt. employees to participate in the rally.
Similarly Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Alwar were the stations in
Rajasthan which took pains to mobilize the Central Govt. Employees to
go over to Delhi and be participants in the rally. Ambala, Faridabad,
Rohtak, Gurgaon, Rewari where the stations in Haryana which sent in
large number of employees to take part in the procession. Chandigarh,
Jalandhar in Punjab also mobilized a good number of comrades to be at
Delhi. The state committee of Delhi and its affiliated organisations
worked hard to mobilize large number of employees to participate in
the rally and obviously it did fructify in as much as unusually a
large number of comrades came on their own and also in vehicles
arranged by the respective organization to swell the number of Central
Govt. employees in the rally. Almost all the states have sent in
comrades to participate in the rally as per quota fixed by the
Confederation. It was by far the best participation of the Central
Govt. Employees in the mobilization of the workers against the Govt.
India's economic policy in the recent days. We are pleased to inform
that the quota we had fixed as the minimum number has been surpassed
by all the States as also the affiliates. We place on record our
sincere thanks and gratitude to the State level leaders and affiliates
for the yeomen efforts undertaken by them to make this programme
memorable. This had emboldened the National Secretariat of the
Confederation which met on 24th to embark upon a mass Rally of Central
Govt. Employee alone in the ensuing Monsoon session of the Parliament
in pursuance of the demands specific to Central Govt. Employees. We
request our affiliates and State Secretaries to convey our gratitude
to each and every member who responded to this call and participated
in this rally.
In order to enable the Secretariat to review the efforts undertaken
by the States and Affiliates, which you will agree is a pre-requisite
for effective and efficient functioning of the orgasnisation, we
request you to send us a report within ten days of placing this
circular to the website in the following format.
1. Details of the campaign programme undertaken by the leaders and the
places visited.
2. Whether any pamphlet has been issued and if so the copy thereof may
be sent to the CHQ.
3. The number of comrades participated from each station.
4. Whether the quota fixed could exceed/ be met or not met.
5. Amount spent for hiring bus, affording traveling expenses to the
participating comrades etc.
(A few photographs taken by our comrades during the rally have been
placed on the website under this circular letter)
The National Secretariat meeting held on 24th February, 2011and decisions
45 comrades (Secretariat members and the State Secretaries)
participated in the meeting held on 24th February, 2011 at the CHQ.
The meeting was convened as per the decision taken at the National
council meeting held on 1st December, 2010 at Mumbai. The main Agenda
for discussion was organizing the State/District committees and to
ensure that conferences of these committees are held as specified in
the constitution.
After discussion it was decided that UP state committee is to be
reorganized as a single committee on 17th March 2011, at Lucknow. The
NFPE has decided to organize a camp near Lucknow on 16th and 17th and
the State Conference of the Confederation will be held on 17th at 10
AM at the same venue. It was also decided as a matter of fact that the
Districts where there are few Central Govt. Organisations the District
secretary shall be the nominee of NFPE and the committee shall have
two other members selected by other prominent organization as of the
Central Govt. employees in the District. The conference will be held
on the same lines in AP, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicober
Islands, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Com Piyush Roy will take
initiative to explore the possibility of setting up State committees
in Tripura and Nagaland. The meeting noted that Meghalaya
co-ordination committee was functioning well. In the absence of the
representative from other State Committees, the meeting authorized the
Secretary General and the available members of the Secretariat at
Delhi to get in touch with those State Committee and ensure that the
State Committees are formed wherever it is not functioning.
In order to propagate the demands included in the charter,
conventions will be organized in all states. On 20th April, 2011
demonstration/lunch hour meetings will be organized in front of all
offices to submit the charter of demands to the concerned Heads of
Department. The National Secretariat will meet on 11th of June, 2011
at New Delhi to fix the date for the various programmes of action
decided by the National Council meeting. The period between March to
June is required to utilize for the purpose of Organizing
state/District level conventions to popularize the demands. The
affiliates will also organize all India meetings/conventions to
popularize the demands in the charter so that horizontal and vertical
campaign programme will be unleashed simultaneously.
With Greetings
Yours faithfully
Secretary General

Ph. 0120-2881727/011-2578 5070

No: JAC/Circular -02/2011
Dated: 26th February, 2011

Chief Executives of Constituent Organizations &
Conveners, Local JACs

Dear Comrades,
The Apex JAC met in Delhi on 22nd February 2011. Following were present.
1. Com. M. S. Raja, Chairman, Apex JAC and Secretary General, All
India Audit & Accounts Association
2. Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, Apex JAC & Secretary General, NFCAA
3. Com. S. Mohan, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts
officers Association
4. Com. T. Satyanarayana, General Secretary, All India Postal
Accounts Employees Association
5. Com. G. P. Dutta, Secretary General, All India Defence Accounts
Employees Association
6. Com. N. Srinivasan, General Secretary, All India Railway Accounts
staff Association
7. Com. S.V. Deshpande, President All India Audit & Accounts
officers Association)
8. Com. R. N. Gupta, ex-Secretary General, All India Association of
Pay and Accounts officers (Civil)
9. Com. G. K. Gohain, Convener, JAC, Guwahati and Vice President All
India Audit & Accounts Association
10. Com. A. K. Mehta, Convener, local JAC, Delhi and Vice President
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
11. Com. Partha Bhattacharjee, Working President, All India Railway
Accounts Staff Association attended the meeting and
12. Com. S. K. Vyas, Chairman, Confederation of Central Government
Employees and workers and Member, Standing Committee NC (JCM)
The meeting took the stock of the situation with reference to the
call given for observance of Awakening Day on 15/02/2011. The
reporting received so far by Apex JAC indicates that the programme has
been implemented in select stations only.
As far as the issue of implementation of Arbitration Award on grant
of higher pay scale to Sr. Accountants/Auditors with effect from
01.01.1986 is concerned, the meeting noted that through the matter was
placed in the Parliament during monsoon session of 2010, it could not
be tabled in the Parliament by the Government due to the intervention
of Com. Basudeb Acharia, M P. Loksabha and also due to disruption of
Parliament in the winter Session. It is expected that in all
likelihood it would be introduced in the budget session of Parliament
for rejection.
The meeting observed that, though the demand of grant of higher pay
scale has been met with effect from 01.01.1996, but it is necessary to
continue persuasion for settlement of this issue in the form of
implementation of arbitration award to avoid danger of down-gradation
of status and Pay Scales of Accounts and Audit Cadres in future. The
meeting therefore, decided that the issue shall be pursued.
The meeting also reviewed the status of Charter of Demands adopted by
apex JAC and decided that on the following issues views of the
Constituent organisations- after discussion in the respective decision
making forums - may be sought for taking a final call.
1. The demand "implement arbitration award on pay scales" may either
be taken out of the charter of demands and pursued separately placed
appropriately in the re-oriented charter of demands (furnished below).
2. The JAC may focus on core/functional issue of Accounting and
Auditing Organizations as the system is facing grave threat from the
executive by holding a National Convention and through wide campaigns
etc demanding Functional Independence to Audit & Accounting
organisations. The issue of demanding "functional integration" may
also be discussed and opinion there-on may be communicated.
The Apex JAC shall meet at Hyderabad on 11th April 2011. It is
requested that every constituent organisation communicate their views
on the above proposal before 11th April 2011.

With warm greetings,