Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Circular 15

Dear Comrades
Please find Circular 15-2013 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-15/2013                                                           Dated:  30th July 2013



Unit Secretaries,

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &

Members of Women's Committee


Dear Comrades,




The Secretariat of Confederation met on 22nd August 2013 under the Presidentship of Com KKN Kutty, President.


The Secretariat considered the discussion with AIRF and AIDEF Federations held on 29th June 2013 that evolved a consensus on the following  7-point Charter of Demands on the which struggles will have to be organised if the Government does not resolve them. The demands  are:


1.    Set up the 7th CPC and frame its terms of reference after consultation with Staff Side.

2.    Merge DA with pay for all purposes.

3.    Scrap the New Contributory Pension Scheme.

4.    Regularize (a) Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal Department.(b)Daily rated workers , (c) Contract Labourers:

5.    Remove 5% Ceiling on Compassionate appointments.

6.    Settle all 6th CPC anomalies raised in the National Anomaly Committee and implement the Arbitration Awards.

7.    Remove Ceiling of Rs. 3500 on computation of Bonus


The Secretariat meeting after detailed discussion decided that the Confederation shall pursue the 15 point Charter of demands independently at the same time taking lead in strengthening common front with Railway and Defence Federations. The meeting further decided to mobilise the rank and file for an indefinite strike on these demands.


Confederation therefore decided the following programmes:


1. To organise state level Joint Strike Conventions of COC with the participation of all affiliated Unions/Associations/Federations during the month of August 2013.


2. To organise mass Relay Dharna at different places in all important during the first week of September 2013 (from 2nd Sept to 7th Sept 2013).


3. To conduct nationwide strike ballot during the last week of September 2013 (on 25, 26 and 27th September 2013).


4. To convene the CWC meetings of all affiliated Unions/Associations/Federations before 1st week of October 2013. Confederation Central HQ leaders may be invited to attend the meeting.

The Confederation Secretariat also took the following decisions:-


Women's Convention


The meeting decided to organise the All India Women's Convention in the month of 3rd week of October 2013 at New Delhi. Date of the Convention and other details shall be communicated later.


National Convention of Central Trade Unions


The Central office bearers of the Confederation shall attend the Convention of Central Trade Unions on 6th August 2013 at New Delhi.


Confederation Circular is enclosed.


The National Executive Committee of All India Audit & Accounts Association in its meeting on 23-24 July 2013 at New Delhi endorsed the decisions of the Confederation. The meeting called upon every unit to take steps for the successful implementation of the above decisions.


The NE meeting further decided that CHQ leaders shall visit all stations in a team to popularise the demands and mobilise the members for the successful implementation of the above decisions.




The policy and programme resolution adopted by the 46th Conference stated: ". The 46th Conference therefore resolves to pursue the demands organisationally and legally wherever required and feasible, independently as well as under the banner of Joint Action Committee of Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers Organisations."


In the light of the sanction from the 46th Conference, the National Executive Committee meeting decided to avail the legal recourse on certain issues where discussions have reached a dead end and scope for mass action is limited. The NE meeting decided to take up the issue of anomaly in the pay of direct recruitee vis-à-vis promotee as a priority one. Further details shall be intimated, including financial aspect of pursuing the legal option, in due course. It was decided to file the case in the Principal CAT, New Delhi.


It was also decided that the anomaly in the pay of AAOs of those who joined on or after 1st Jan 2006 vis-à-vis those joined or promoted before 1st Jan 2006 is also to be explored for legal recourse. There may be a situation in other cadres also, but because of lack of direct recruitment during the period, number of cases may be limited. Units may kindly intimate HQr if such cases do exist or not.


With greetings,

Yours fraternally




Secretary General



1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110001


Circular No. 2/2013                                                                                                             Dated – 23.07.2013



22.07.2013 – NEW DELHI




Dear Comrades,


The first meeting of the National Secretariat of the Confederation was held at New Delhi on 22.07.2013. Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, presided. The following office bearers were present:


Com. S. K. Vyas (Advisor), Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President), Com. M. S. Raja (Working President), Com. Giriraj Singh (Vice President), Com. M. Durai Pandian (Vice President), Com. N. Somaiah (Vice President), Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General), Com. K. V. Jayaraj (Asst Secretary), Com. Pijush Roy (Asst. Secretary) Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas (Asst. Secretary), Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Financial Secretary), Com. G. Mani Achari (Org. Secretary) Com. R. P. Singh (Org. Secretary) Com. Arup Chatterjee (Org. Secretary).


The following office bearers applied for leave/expressed their inability to attend:


Com. R. N. Parashar (Asst. Secretary) Com. C. P. Shobhana (Org. Secretary) Com. Venkata Subramanian (Org. Secretary), Com. K. P. Rajagopal (Secretary)


The following office bearers could not reach due to train late/cancellation:


Com. T. Narasimhan (Vice President), Com. B. Krishna Gaud (Asst. Secretary), Com. Nilesh D. Nasare (Org. Secretary) Com. P. Suresh (Org. Secretary) Com. V. Nageswara Rao (Org. Secretary), Com. T. Satyanarayana (Org. Secretary), Com. T. K. R. Pillai (Auditor).


The following comrades were absent:


Com. Ashok B. Salunkhe (Vice President), Com. Ashok Kumar Kanojia (Org Secretary) Com. R. Seethalakshmi (Org. Secretary), Com. Y. Purohit (Org. Secretary).


Before Commencement the meeting paid homage to Late Com. Samar Mukherjee, Ex-MP and Veteran Parliamentarian by observing two minutes silence.


Com. S. K. Vyas, Advisor, in his opening remarks, explained the background of events which led to the formation of a Joint Council of Action of Railway (AIRF) Defence (AIDEF) and Confederation and also pointed out its weaknesses and limitations. He stressed the need to further strengthen the unity. He opined that on the 15 point charter of demands, Confederation must conduct its own independent campaign and agitational programmes. If the Railway and defence Federations come forward for serious agitational programmes including indefinite strike we must join such campaign and strike action.


Com. K. Raghavendran, Ex-Working President, Confederation also addressed the meeting. Thereafter discussion on all agenda items took place.


The following are the main highlights and decision of the National Secretariat meeting


1.      Review of 24th National Conference held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th May 2013


Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General made a brief presentation of the Conference proceedings, which was approved by the house after discussion.


2.      15 Pointes charter of demands and future course of action.


The meeting decided to organize independent campaign and agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike. The specific decisions were:

(i) To organize state level joint strike conventions of C-o-C with the participation of all affiliated unions/Associations/Federations during the month of August 2013.  Wherever the C-O-C functioning is not satisfactory or has no participation of district units, efforts must be taken to revamp the committee.

(ii) To organize mass Relay dharna at different places in all important stations during the first week of September 2013 (from 02.09.2013 to 07.09.2013).

(iii)To conduct nationwide strike ballot during the last week of September 2013 (On 25, 26 and 27th September) Model of the ballot will be sent later.

(iv)To convene the Central Working Committee/Central Executive committee meetings of all affiliated unions/Associations/Federations before the 1st week of October 2013. All India Office Bearers of the Confederation may be invited to attend the meeting.


3.      Joint programme of AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation:

It was decided to make all out effort to further strengthen the Joint council of action (JCA) and also to launch serious agitational programmes culminating in indefinite strike before December 2013.


4.      Formation of State Committees and District Committees

It was decided to reorganize the COCs which are defunct or not functioning satisfactorily. This is to be done when the state level strike campaign conventions are organized. Participation of representatives of all affiliates should be ensured in the conventions.


5.      Conducting of All India Mahila Convention of the Confederation.

It was decided to conduct two day's All India Mahila Convention at New Delhi in the 3rd week of October 2013. C-O-C Delhi has agreed to host the Mahila Convention. Delegate fee shall be Rs.600/- per delegate. Participation of maximum number of Lady comrades from all states/affiliates should be ensured.


6.      Organising Trade Union Education Camp:

It was decided to hold the Trade Union Education Camp at Mumbai in November/December 2013. Number of participants shall be 150 (maximum). Delegate fee Rs. 600/- per delegate Postal, ITEF, Audit & Accounts and Atomic Energy delegates accommodation shall be arranged by their respective Federations. C-O-C Mumbai shall function as the Reception committee. Date and Venue will be intimated later.


7.      Publication of journal

Decided to publish a monthly journal. Name of the journal shall be "CONFEDERATION NEWS" (subject to availability at RNI) Editorial Board shall consist of Com. S. K. Vyas (Advisor) Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President) Com. M. S. Raja (Working President) Com. M .Krishnan (Secretary General) com. K. P. Rajagopal (Secretary) and Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Financial Secretary).


8.      Financial Review:

Financial Secretary shall present the actual picture in the next meeting. Meanwhile letters should be sent to all affiliated unions to remit the arrears of quota immediately.


9.      Letter from ITEF and reply

A letter received from Secretary General, ITEF and the reply given, regarding the election of new office bearers of the Confederation was presented in the meeting by the Secretary General, Confederation. It was decided to send an appeal letter to the ITEF requesting them to resolve the issue amicably.


10.  Affiliation to new organizations:

The application for affiliation received from the following two organisations was considered and it is decided to grant affiliation subject to their accepting the terms & conditions for affiliation.

(i)     Indian School of Mines Karmachari Sangh, Dhanbad.

(ii)   Song and Drama Division Employees Associations, New Delhi


11.  National Convention of Central Trade Unions on 6th August 2013.

The available National Secretariat members/leaders at Delhi will attend the convention on 6th.


President, Com. K. K. N. Kutty in his concluding remarks, briefed decisions taken in the meeting. The meeting ended at 5 PM.




All office Bearers, State Committees, other C-O-Cs and Affiliated Unions/ Associations/ Federations are requested to implement the above mentioned decisions of the National Secretariat meeting, WITHOUT FAIL.

This may be treated as most urgent/important,


Fraternally yours,

                            Sd/-                                                                                                               Sd-                                         

   (K. K. N. Kutty)                                                                                     (M. Krishnan)

       President                                                                                      Secretary General

Mob: 09811048303                                                                          Mob: 09447068125













Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Circular 14

Dear Comrades

Please find Circular 14 posted below.

With greetings

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-14/2013                                                                           Dated: 28th July 2013



Unit Secretaries,

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &

Members of Women's Committee


Dear Comrades,





The National Executive of the Association met at New Delhi on 23-24 July 2013. The following were present.


Comrades 1.  M. Duraipandian, President, 2. Subhash Chandra Pandey, Vice President 3.  Jagdish Panchal, Vice President, 4.  V. Nageswara Rao, Additional Secretary General 5. K.L. Gautam, Additional Secretary General 6. Anindya Mitra, Finance Secretary 7.  K.C. Mathai, Assistant Secretary General 8. Tapas Bose, Assistant Secretary General, 9. Anil Kumar, Assistant Secretary General, 10. Kamalesh Choudhury, Assistant Secretary General, 11. O. S. Sudhakaran, Assistant Secretary General, in addition to the Secretary General.


Com V Sreekumar, Additional Secretary General and Com Partha Guha, Asstt. Secretary General applied for leave of absence. There was no intimation from Com Ninakumari Kujur, Convener, Women's Committee.


Comrades SK Vyas, Subrata Saha, and R. J. Iyer - special invitees – attended the meeting.  Comrades V. K. Bhambhi and Veer Singh also attended the meeting as special invitees. Comrades M Nalini, Chairperson, Women's Committee, JK Prajapati, Amitava Chatterjee and Arul D Rajkumar also applied for leave for absence.


46th Conference – Review

The NE meeting reviewed the conduct of 46th Conference, noted that despite the Conference having been held at a station in the North East, it had a good participation. Security aspects in the region and the restrictions imposed by the Government had to be followed, causing clubbing of agenda items for want of time. Because of the security conditions, night sessions – an integral part of our Conferences – had to be completely done away with. The NE decided to hold a CWC meeting at the earliest to discuss the agenda on organisation.



NE held a detailed discussion on the organisational position prevailing today. The meeting identified certain deficiencies in the functioning of the Association at different levels and decided to address them in a time bound and phased manner.


The meeting decided that a team of Office-bearers would be made in charge of stations where they would visit periodically and hold extensive discussions on organisational matters and lead campaigns on common issues of central government employees and departmental issues. Three teams under the leadership of Com M Duraipandian, President, Com MS Raja, Secretary General and Com V Nageswara Rao, Additional Secretary General has been decided. Other members of each team would be decided by the Secretariat. Each unit would be intimated separately about the visit of the team and their schedule in advance.


Meeting with CAG, DAI

We have sought meeting with CAG. CAG is yet to grant meeting to any Federation. We have also submitted agenda for formal (bilateral) meeting with DAI. It is expected that the meeting may materialise in the month of August 2013. Agenda items are published in the July 2013 issue of Auditlekha Samanvay.


Departmental Council

The last meeting of Departmental Council was held in July 2012 for electing Leader and Secretary, Staff Side. Since then we have been writing to members of the departmental Council nominated by other Federations to forward agenda items for submission to the Chairman, Departmental Council. Nobody from other Federations had responded. Consequently we have submitted the agenda for Departmental Council Meeting. The detailed agenda with explanatory memorandum is being published in Auditlekha Samanvay. The agenda in brief is given as annexure to this Circular.


The National Executive requests all the units to propose items or give inputs for finalising the agenda for departmental council.


Nominations to Departmental Council

The National Executive Committee considered vacancies in the Departmental Council – due to Com V Sreekumar becoming AAO and Com. R Venkataraman's ill-health and decided to replace them with Com Subrata Saha from Defence Audit and Com Vasant K Bhambhi, Accounts Cat III, Ahmedabad.


The National Executive Committee further decided to invite Com Veer Singh and Vasant Bhambhi (Departmental Council Members) to the National Executive and CWC meetings.


With greetings,

Yours fraternally





Secretary General



Agenda Items for 28th Ordinary meeting of

Departmental Council /JCM (IA & AD)


1.      Discussion on the Action Taken Report on 27th Ordinary meeting of Departmental Council

2.      Implementation of Scheme of Joint Consultative Machinery & Compulsory Arbitration (JCM & CA) on the basis of the Scheme and Constitution of JCM & CA and the joint intent.

3.      Implementation of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 in its true format and as per the OMs issued by the nodal ministry.

4.      Implementation of the standing orders on the functional facility to recognised Associations as per decisions taken in the meetings of National Council, JCM.

5.      Replace qualification pay with four advance increments on passing of the departmental confirmatory examination.

6.      De-merge Record Keeper post from MTS and Strengthen Record Management Scheme as per provisions of MIR

7.      Revisit the decision to close down various Resident Audit Offices/Parties (RAO/RAP)

8.      Revise the Honorarium rates upwardly to Rs 10,000/-

9.      Revision of sanctioned strength of P&T Audit offices as per the workload of offices

10.    Time bound 5 promotions in all cadres

11.  Sanction adequate posts so as to discharge mandate under the   Constitution and DPC Act

12.  Grant of unlimited number of chances for clearing incentive/RA examination

13.  Reduction in the percentage of marks to 40% for passing the SAS and incentive/RA examination

14.  Increase number of chances for SAS examination to 10.

15.  Strengthen Treasury Inspection

16.  Strengthen micro level inspection of vouchers.

17.  Imparting of Training to newly recruited as well as existing personnel

18.  Upgrade the Cadre of LDCs to the scale of 4000-6000, integrate it with DEO post & Re-designate the LDC cadre as Audit/Accounts Assistant.

19.  Change of name of DA grade exam into Works Accounts Service

20.  Deputation of DAs to State Govt/Corporation Authorities

21.  Induction of DAs into IA&AS, assignment of specific percentage

22. Revision of TA/DA rates, treating "on tour" for cultural and sports activities' participants

23.  Allow canteen personnel to switch over to mainstream cadres

24.  Restoration of scheme of unilateral transfer

25.  Extend equal promotional avenues to Stenographers of the same station.

26. Withdraw the provision that MTS will be liable for termination failing to attain minimum qualification in two years

27.  Implementation of 20:80 ratio in Higher & Lower grade in Divisional Accountant cadre

28.   Fill Up all vacant posts through local recruitment

29.  Provision of dual signature on cheques