Monday, October 31, 2016

CIRCULAR - 28/2016

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-28/2016                                                      Dated:  29th October 2016

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

Dear Comrades,

Following issues were taken up with CAG administration, the latest position is given below.

1. Grant of 5400 to AAOS as NFU on completion of 4 years
            The file has now moved from Implementation Cell (IC) to Deptt of Expr, very recently. Hope it would be cleared soon.

2. RR for SA
The file has gone to UPSC for vetting and approval – SA being a Gr B post. No time limit can be said, as UPSC takes its own time and no intervention is entertained.

But the Government has, of late, created one more layer for final approval – i.e. it will have to be approved by MOS (Minister of State)/DOPT before the rule can be notified. The process is getting embroiled in more and more technicalities.

3. Promotion of DEO as Auditor/Accountant
This is very much linked to revised RR of Auditor/Accountant as well as of SA.

As of now, there is no privision for promotion of DEO except in the EDP hierarchy. This is the case elsewhere for EDP cadres. We are able to convince the CAG administration to bring it along with the main stream cadres. The appointment letter to DEO also says that they can either get promotion as Console operator (which is in the hierarchy of EDP cadres) or become AAO after passing SAS exam.

It is a fact that there is lot heartburning amongst the DEOs as Graduate MTS has already been promoted as Auditor/Accountant. We share and empathize with them. But every one of us should appreciate that Government functions on certain norms and rules. MTS (earlier GR D) is in the line of promotional channel where as DEO, an EDP cadre, is not. Our effort is to get the rule amended so that DEOs are integrated with mainstream cadres.

We are hopeful that, even if it takes some more time, the DEOs would be integrated with other cadres and the channel of promotion as Auditor/Accountant would be opened up in the near future.

4. Harassment of Office-bearers in MAB-I Mumbai
We have been bringing into the notice of the administration of the high handed actions of the administration of MAB-I Mumbai. The threats employed by the DDA/Admn and Secretary to PDCA asking the members to withdraw the membership was pointed out, stating that if the administration does not intervene at highest level and do not bring about any improvement, we shall not be responsible for any situation that may arise herein-after.

5. Shortage of staff in Departmental Canteens
We brought out the difficulties with specific reference to the DGACR, Delhi where only three regular staff – one Manager, one Dy. Manager and one Bearer – are left over and the functioning of the canteen is adversely affected. This is the situation in many offices.
We are told that the RR for Canteen is in the final stage and recruitment can commence only after its notification.

6. Restructuring in Audit
We expressed our reservation over the manner in which this has been done - especially the restructuring in peace-meal, instead of restructuring of IA&AD as a whole.
As is clear from the official notification in this regard – not shared with staff side – the administration is bringing back the report of Deloitte’ group with some modification.
It was reported that they are working out on A&E wing also, it takes time as it is directly linked with the digitalization of accounts by the State Governments.

We also communicated our reservations on the restructuring in Audit, which we would be submitting formally shortly.

Comrades Subhash Pandey, Leader, Staff Side, Departmental Council and Com Anilkumar, Additional Secretary General were present during the discussion.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally

M. S. Raja
Secretary General