Saturday, June 16, 2018

Circular 13-2018

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-13/2018                                                       Dated:  15th June 2018

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

Dear Comrades,

During the last one week, Secretary General has been flooded with phone calls from the new recruits of North East region demanding transfer from the station of posting to Delhi and nearby places. Somebody even stated over phone that the only option left, if transfer is not granted, is suicide.

All the phone calls could not be attended as it should have been, as the callers were emotionally charged.  And attending phone calls one after another on the same issue from quite number of persons was humanly impossible.

Two things came out of those calls/attempted calls – one, there is a fear psychosis amongst those posted in the NE region from the northern part of the country and two, local Associations are not listening to them. Part two of this may not be fully true, the fact being that the local Associations do not have any reply that will satisfy the transfer aspirants. That makes them to contact the Secretary General. (Some of the callers are not members of our Association; probably they might be contacting somebody else also).

I tried to make reason with some of them, but many refused. They insisted that the Association do as they desire. I told them it is not possible.

The ban on unilateral transfer in IA&AD has got a background which cannot be put in words here.

Today the situation is two-fold. On the one hand there is a huge vacancy on account of the no recruitment for more than a decade. On the other, vast majority of those recruited since 2011 hail from states of Bihar & Haryana. And those offices cannot accommodate all the personnel even if the unilateral transfer is restored. All have accepted the terms and conditions and there was no compulsion – the one and only compulsion was of getting an employment.

We have made proposed a scheme to the CAG administration by which many could be transferred to their home state or nearby state. But that scheme can function only if Department make its own recruitment, region/state wise. If acted upon that can give relief to many personnel posted outside their state. But transfer of all may not be possible even then, considering the huge number of personnel recruited from those states and posted to states from Nagaland to Kerala.

All the Units are requested to appreciate the feelings of those from outside their state and try to assuage their feelings, telling the reality.

These new recruits are to be told that for the CAG admn. to accept our proposals, strong movement is to be built up. That movement will have to be on issues that cover maximum of the personnel in the Department. An issue like unilateral transfer may not be in a position to enjoy support of majority of personnel in the department, as of today.

Keeping away from the movement on general issues will be detrimental to their cause, those transfer aspirants may be informed.

All India Audit & Accounts Association is the first one to take up the issue of unilateral transfer and to submit a concrete proposal to CAG administration. Only organisational activities/actions would ensure positive results.

We don’t want to give false promises, we won’t. The reality may not be liked by many. But it will be told.

To sell dreams, no Association is required. Association is required to change the unchangeable, to fight for getting just treatment, to fight against injustice.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

M. S. Raja
Secretary General