Saturday, June 16, 2018

Circular 12-2018

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-12/2018                                                       Dated: 7th June 2018

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

Dear Comrades,

On 6th June 2018, we had a courtesy meeting with Ms. Anjali Anand Srivastava, DAI. Coms Tapas Bose, President, KC Mathai, Vice President and Anilkumar, Additional Secretary General represented the All India Audit & Accounts Association, in addition to the Secretary General.
Shri. KB Jamal, Pr. Director, Staff, Shri Venkatanathan, AC (N) and Shri RK Choudhary, AO/JCM were present from the official side.

Cadre Restructuring

            We enquired about the status of the report on cadre restructuring committee. We were told that the Committee – like any other Govt Committee (!) – could not meet its target date of 30th April 2018 and it is trying to finalise the report by 30th June 2018.

            We requested that the report may be shared with the Staff Side and further discussions be held over the report. DAI agreed to consider the request.

Verification of membership of Associations, non/de-recognition of Associations

            We pointed out the anomalous position that emerge where many Associations are not treated as recognised because reverification was/is not conducted by the administration on time. Such cases have been reported from NE region and also by some other Units.

            Further the application submitted by many Associations – such Civil Audit Association Allahabad, EC Railway Audit Association, Hajipur and Association at Mizoram – are yet to be granted recognition despite passage of years after submitting the applications and completing all the formalities.

            In the case of Allahabad DAI informed that the doubts raised by office of PAG have been clarified and it is expected that the process would be completed soon. In other cases, wherever recognition related problems exist, DAI sought a complete list from the Association so as to address the issue.

            The erratic position taken by the administration vis-à-vis the membership position and constitutional amendment of Commercial Audit Association, MAB-1, Mumbai was raised. The dichotomy in applying the principles was also forcefully presented. Denial natural justice was also raised. DAI assured to have a fresh look into the whole issue.

            We drove home the point that all these are the fall out of the deviation committed by the CAG administration from the original CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 wherein it was mandated that the Associations will have to be recognised departmentally. We insisted that the recognition process be revisited.

            We also raised the issue of creating lot of objections on the audited accounts submitted by the Associations at field level as well as at Apex Level, on special fund/subscriptions etc. We pointed out that a liberal reading of the CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 will not lead to such obnoxious objections, meant only to create hurdles in the functioning of Associations. We also pointed out none of the departments, other than IA&AD, raise such objections. DAI agreed to look into the issue.

Recruitment to the Departmental Canteen

            We pointed out that almost all Departmental canteens are running with half the staff strength and there also the number of regular employees has come down to below five (in majority of canteens). We requested for recruitment of regular hands – by regularising the contract/casual employees working in the canteen.

The lack of response from HQr office to many of the letters from field office on staff matters was brought to the notice of DAI giving a specific case from Nagpur where the clarification sought on the promotion of MTS was not properly replied for the last three years.

Lastly, we stated that had the Administration acted upon the repeated warnings given by this Association on the happenings/developments in Chennai, an ignominious situation that brought bad name to the entire department could have been avoided. We concluded with the hope that such warnings would not be ignored in future.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally

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M. S. Raja
Secretary General