Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-03/2017                                                     Dated:  5th February 2017

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

Dear Comrades,

Strike on 16th March 2017 – Serve Notice on 8th February 2017

The Extended National Executive Committee that met at Thrissur, Kerala on 24-25 January 2017 reiterated the call for successful strike on 16th March 2017 and called upon all the units to serve the strike notice on 8th February 2017. Those Units that have already served the notice on 4th January 2017 may intimate their respective HoD about the change of date.

Draft notice is given elsewhere in the Circular.

The tour programme that has been redrawn taking into account the change in the date of strike is given below.

Sl No
Name of visiting Leader
Onward Journey to
Chandigarh (Punjab&Haryana)
14,15,16 Feb
M. S. Raja, SG
New Delhi
20-21 Feb
Tapas Bose, President
22-23 Feb.
V Sreekumar, Addl SG
22,23,24 Feb.
M. S. Raja &
Hemant Pant,   
Vice President
New Delhi
28 Feb
Tapas Bose
27,28 Feb
MS Raja &
Anilkumar, Addl SG
New Delhi
1 March
 Tapas Bose &
KC Mathai, VicePresident
2,3 March
Tapas Bose &
KC Mathai
2,3 March
MS Raja & Hemant Pant
3rd March
New Delhi
4,5,6 March
MS Raja
New Delhi
8,9,10 March
MS Raja
New Delhi
14,15 March
MS Raja
22 Feb
Amitava Chatterjee, Addl SG
24 Feb
            - do -
2,3 March
            - do -

With greetings,
Yours fraternally
M. S. Raja
Secretary General

Draft Strike Notice

            This meeting of ….. Association held on 8th February 2017 considered the decision of the National Executive Committee of All India Audit & Accounts Association to join the one day strike on 16th March 2017 called by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers in pursuance of the Charter of Demands enclosed with the Strike Notice Served by the All India Audit & Accounts Association to CAG of India.  

            This meeting endorses the strike notice served by the All India Audit & Accounts Association to Comptroller & Auditor General of India on 28th December 2016 and also the subsequent communication on rescheduling of the strike action to 16th March 2017 vide letter dated 9th January 2017 and here-by records our resolve to join the strike on 16th March 2017 along with the rest of the central Government employees of the country.

            Resolve to submit a copy of this resolution along with a copy of the Charter of demands to PAG/AG/DGA/PDA/DD/DAG…

            Further resolve to send a copy of this resolution to Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association for information.

President of the Meeting

Part I

1.  Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6thJuly 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2.  Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).
3.   Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.   Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Publish GDS Committee report immediately.
5.   Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.
6.  No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
7.   Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8.   Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
9.    Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Regional basis.
10.  Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.  Grant five promotions in the service career to all Central Govt. employees.
12.  Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13.  Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Lok Sabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.  Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15.  Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.  Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17.  Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.
18.  Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19.  Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20.  Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
21.  Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

Part II
1. The recent instructions issued by the CAG of India with regard to rationalisation of staff strength is negating the very concept of strengthening of audit, review there-of is demanded

2. The rationalisation of staff strength preceded by restructuring of audit offices effected since April 2012 runs against the concept of transparency and accountability, review there-of is demanded

3. The action of excluding the cadre of Auditor/Accountant and SA from the list of technical cadres is a deliberate move to degrade the cadre that may cause grave consequences in future, this may be rectified

4. The personnel in IA& AD are the worst affected with regard to career advancement and the above mentioned steps only aggravates their despondency,  time bound promotion to all cadres be ensured

5.  Non grant of Gr A status to SAOs has disappointed the entire cadre, we demand grant of Gr A status to SAO cadre

6. The non notification of revised recruitment rules for various cadres and its delay has created frustration amongst the cadres; we demand expediting of the notification of revised recruitment rules

7.  The non implementation of the 7 CPC recommendations to grant GP 5400 to AAOs in IA&AD has cast a gloom and demoralised the whole cadre of AAOs, early action to grant GP of 5400 (i.e. placing of AAO at level 9 in the pay matrix) is demanded

8.  The refusal to increase number of chances for SAS examination is disincentive towards career advancement avenues of the feeder cadre, we demand unlimited number of chances for SAS examination and removal of negative marks for all exams in IA&AD

9.  Refusal to honour the accepted principles of not applying the educational qualifications specified for direct recruitment in respect of departmental candidates indicates the negative approach towards providing promotional avenues to those in the lower cadres; we demand promotional avenues for all departmental candidates on seniority cum fitness basis, without riders

10. Treating Dies-Non as disqualification for selection of personnel for UN Audit etc. be discarded, seniority should the sole criteria for selection of personnel for UN Audit

11. Right of the employees to register their protest through peaceful means such as demonstration etc has been denied, it may be restored

12. Departmental canteens’ functions are paralysed due to acute shortage of man power; this may be addressed by recruiting enough regular hands

13. Field level Audit Parties should be provided with sufficient man days and reasonable Transit days; remove the practice of providing transit on closed holidays.