Saturday, June 16, 2018

Circular 14-2018

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

Reference: AIA/Circular-14/2018                                                             Dated:  16th June 2018

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

Dear Comrades,

On Grant of GP 5400 (nonfunctional up gradation) to AAOs

Since yesterday, i.e. 15th June 2018, afternoon whatsapp posts are on circulation stating that the Director, Expr. Deptt has signed the file extending the 7CPC recommendation to grant Level 9 (i.e. GP5400) nonfunctional up gradation to AAOs on completion of 4 years of service. All the posts were taking credits for the 'achievement'.

To be Frank, HQrs. of All India Audit & Accounts Association have not got any confirmation.

And we don't go to town beating the drum.

From the beginning, All India Audit & Accounts Association identified the fault lines in the recommendation of 7 CPC as well as the cabinet decision of 29th June 2016 - that there is a chance for the IA&AD to be kept out on Grant of 5400 (level 9).

Realising that this could be set right only through effective intervention of CAG admn, we got engaged with CAG admn. and was successful in that effort.

This led to the Dept. of Expr. issuing an OM last year wherein it was specifically stated that the decision taken by DOPT will be applicable to IA&AD also.

This very OM by Deptt of Expr vindicated what we had been telling from day one.

Next stage was ensuring Ministry of Railways changing their stand against grant of NFU to level 9 to their senior section officers (i.e. AAO).

The effective intervention of Com Shiva Gopal Mishra, GS, AIRF and Secretary, Staff Side, JCM could bring about a desired change in the approach of Min. of Railways. This was a year back.

Those who know the Govt functioning will appreciate the fact that meeting an Under Secretary or Section Officer in Central Sectt. or giving memorandums to PM or any Minister never leads to any decision in our favour. Only assertive intervention by concerned Deptt or Ministry will bring about the desired result in matters of this kind.

Behind the curtain, All India Audit & Accounts Association was working on the above lines. It is the role of JCM that worked, through Secretary, Staff Side, National Council.

Again, nothing can be said for sure till the OM is issued.

All India Audit & Accounts Association will not claim parentage of developments that are not born to us. This issue could be taken to this end only because of the total involvement of CAG admn as well as the positive role of Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra. We only tried to co-ordinate. We are thankful to them.

For us, resolving the issue i.e. getting NFU to Level 9 to our AAOs is important.

Let the Dogs bark....We shall march ahead.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

M. S. Raja
Secretary General