Circulars

Circular No. 12/2016-18/

Dated : 27-03-2017

To

All our affiliated units secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/
Departmental Council members/Patrons.

National Executive Meeting on
28 & 29 May 2017 at Raipur, Chattisgarh

Dear friends,

It is decided to hold the next National Executive Meeting along with a meeting of the Central Zone on the 28th and 29th May 2017 at Raipur, Chattisgarh. Both Category II & III Associations, Office of the PAG Chattisgarh has consented to host the meeting. All Executive Members, Special Invitees, Zonal Secretaries, Departmental Council Members and the Patrons are requested to make reservations so as to reach Raipur on 27th after noon and to return by 30th forenoon. It is also requested that all unit presidents and Secretaries of affiliated units in the Central Zone (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkand & Chattisgarh)  to attend the meeting as it is also decided to hold the Central Zone meeting along with the National Executive Meeting. The venue, place of stay and other details will be intimated through next circular.

Non-implementation of Allowances as recommended by 7CPC

As you are aware, the recommendations of 7CPC on allowances are not implemented by the government till date. We have conducted various agitation programmes in order to pressurise the government for early implementation of the same. But the government has only stated that the same will be implemented from 1st April 2017, further details are not known. We have observed black day, day long dharna before field offices and at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, sent individual letter to the Prime Minister of India/Finance Minister but no response received so far. Now, we are waiting for the announcement of the government at any time before 1st April. If not we will have to carry out aggressive agitation programmes for the implementation of the genuine demands of the Central Government employees. It has now become a do or die situation, hence, it is urged to all members to be prepared for continues struggle till the implementation of the Allowances.

GP 5400 after 4 years to AAOs

The issue of granting of GP5400 (level 9) after four years service in GP4800 (level 8) to the employees of Organised Accounting services including IA&AD is pending with the Implementation Cell. It was stated that the Department of Railways and the Defense have objected for the implementation of the scheme in the initial stage and hence the case has been referred to the DoPT. But even after the two departments submitted their written consent for the implementation of the scheme, the DoPT has not cleared their case till date. It is only because of these two departments the issue of IA&AD, P&T and Civil Accounts have been kept under pending in the Implementation Cell. National Audit Federation has met the Joint Secretary (Finance) and the Secretary (Implementation Cell) in person and conveyed our anxiety. It was assured that the issue will be settled soon.

Cadre restructuring

The issue of cadre restructuring is a long pending demand of National Audit Federation. We have been raising this issue since 2006 and the department has started preliminary work on Cadre Restructuring in the year 2009. Till date, the cadre restructuring of the department has not worked out by the CAG instead they have done Cadre Rationalisation to reduce many of the posts in the AAO/Sr.Auditor cadre. While many of the offices are in the looser side only a few offices received additional posts. We have already recorded our apprehensions on the reduction of posts in various offices and demanded for a Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring as it was done in the CBDT, CBEC, Railways and CSS. In the present situation it is understood that we have to put much pressure on the CAG administration to get things done. We believe that a Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring will be the only solution for all the cadre wise issues in IA&AD.

In the circumstances, the proposed National Executive meeting has to play a vital role in charting out agitational programmes. Hence, all members are requested to attend the meeting without fail and to inform the itinerary to Shri. Rituraj, Zonal Secretary (Central zone) in his mobile 08236906258 or through email to rituraj.raj.4u@gmail.com at the earliest for reserving their accommodation in advance.

Meeting with Deputy CAG

We have demanded for an agenda meeting with Dy. CAG on the following five selected demands.

  1. Comprehensive Cadre restructuring in IA&AD
  2. Review of Sector wise Reorganisation of Audit offices
  3. Implement 7CPC recommendations in Auditor-Accountant / Sr. Auditor-Sr. Accountant / AAO Cadre
  4. Allow promotion to DEOs in the Auditor Cadre
  5. Restore unilateral Transfer

It was assured that the meeting will be granted during 2nd or 3rd week of May.

Shri. Hari Singh Chauhan, Departmental Council Member retiring on 31st May

It was decided in the Hyderabad Working Committee that the next National Executive meeting will be held at Gwalior in connection with the retirement of Shri.H.S. Chauhan, Departmental Council member on 31st May 2017. But, the affiliated units from Gwalior have expressed their inability to hold the meeting at Gwalior in the month of May and at the same time the Cat II & III associations, Raipur has expressed their willingness to hold the NEC, hence, it has decided to conduct the meeting at Raipur. The National Executive meeting will be felicitating Shri. H.S. Chauhan on 29th May 2017 at Raipur.

With regards,

 

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

                                                                                          Secretary General   

 

Circular No.11 /2016-18/                                                                              Dated : 31-01-2017

Minutes on the working committee held on 22nd and 23rdJanuary 2017 at Hyderabad

Friends,

The working committee meeting of the National Audit Federation was held at Hyderabad jointly hoisted by the Civil Audit Association(Cat – III) & AAOs Association (Cat-II) of the offices of the Principal Accountants General (Audit), Andhra Pradesh and Telungana. 31 delegates from various affiliated units attended the working committee. Smt. P Madhavi IA&AS, Senior Deputy Accountant General (G&SSA), AP&T inaugurated the meeting. Smt. Madhavi, in her speech welcomed the delegates to the Hyderabad city and reminded the need for association activities. She also encouraged the delegates to have regular and timely meetings of the federation to exchange their views and to learn experience from senior leaders.

Shri. Sai Gandhi IA&AS, Senior Deputy Accountant General (E&RSA) launched the new revamped website of National Audit Federation. Shri. Gandhi expressed his happiness for inviting him and to give opportunity to launch the website and wished all success to the working committee. Shri. Arun Vidwans, Chief Patron, NAF has Presided over the inauguration session. In his presidential address, Shri. Vidwans has briefed the history behind the formation and the functioning of the federation. Shri. L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General introduced the new revamped website www.nauditf.org.

During the working committee meeting, delegates expressed deep concern over the non implementation of the revised allowances. Secretary General briefed activities of the federation since 10th conference and also detailed the outcome of the agenda meeting with the Dy. CAG on the 23rd November 2016. He expressed anguish on the omissions in the record note on the discussions held with the Dy.CAG. During the meeting the DAI has clearly directed the PD(staff) to constitute a committee for cadre restructuring by including representatives of the recognised federations. But in the record note this direction was seen omitted. A strong worded resolution was also passed by the Working Committee in this regard and directed the Secy. General to send a copy to the CAG of India to take immediate necessary action to uphold the essence and spirit of bilateral negotiations.

Issues relating to the non issuance of orders for the grant of 5400 GP to AAOs after four years service, 4200 GP to Auditors, 4600 to Sr. Auditors at par with CSS Assistants. All the three issues were recommendations of the 7CPC in various chapters with reference to the employees of IA&AD. Dies non issue affecting the overseas postings of AOs/AAOs, reversion of supervisors in Ranchi office, promotion of MTS staff in Haryana and AP&T offices, absorption of SAS(Audit) passed candidates and promotion of SAS passed candidates in Patna office, delay in settling bunching effect in various offices, downgrading of stenographers cadre, bifurcation of AG office in the state of AP&T  were also discussed. It was also observed that a comprehensive Cadre restructuring is the only solution for the problems in many of the cadres in the department. Working committee directed the secretary general to take up the above genuine issues to the appropriate levels for speedy resolution. The working committee has resolved to take up the following demands of the employees with the Government and with the CAG of India on priority basis:

Common front issues

  1. Revise HRA, Transport Allowance and Daily Allowance with retrospective effect from 1. 1. 2016.
  2. Grant GP 5400 to AAOs after completion of 4 years service.
  3. Restore parity in pay scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants/Accounts Assistants of Railway Accounts with Assistants of the Central Secretariat Service (GP 4600).
  4. Grant Grade Pay 4200 in pre-revised pay scale to Accountants/Auditors.
  5. Grant appropriate pay scales to EDP cadres.

Departmental front Issues                                

  1. Comprehensive Cadre restructuring in IA&AD
  2. Review of Sector wise Reorganisation of Audit offices
  3. Restore unilateral Transfer
  4. Allow promotion for DEOs to Auditor Cadre
  5. Implement 7CPC recommendations on Auditor/Sr. Auditor/AAO Cadre

As decided in the 10th conference, visit of national leaders to various affiliated units in order to mobilise memberships and bringing awareness to our demands was also finalised.  Zonal secretaries will be leading the visiting delegation as per the annexed tour programme. Leaders may contact the assigned unit leaders before finalising the tour programme. They may reimburse the actual expenses not exceeding 3AC ticket charge from the Treasurer. The visit may be completed before 31st March and a report shall be sent to the Secretary General immediately after completion of the tour along with the vouchers for reimbursement. Shri. Jai Shankar Kumar, Branch Secretary (Civil) stationed at New Delhi has been entrusted with the follow up of the court cases in respect of the grant of GP 5400 to AAOs after 4 years in coordination with Shri. Amar Narayana Swami, Special invitee from Bangalore. They shall function under the guidance of Shri. Arun Vidwans, Chief Patron and Chairman of the existing committee formed to pursue various court cases filed by NAF.  It was also directed to enclose the appeal from the Chairman requesting all AAOs to contribute `1000 towards fighting fund for conducting the case on GP5400 at the Supreme Court. It was also decided to hold a North Zone meeting at Chandigarh on 28th April 2017 and the next National Executive at Gwalior on 31st May 2017. The National Executive Meeting has co-opted Shri. Sidharth of P&T Chennai unit as Branch Secretary (P&T) for the period 2016-18.

Leaders were also attended and addressed a meeting in the open air auditorium of the AG office during the lunch hour. All the committee members of both the affiliated units actively participated in the conduct of the meeting. The Working Committee unanimously resolved to extend its sincere thanks to all the members of the host units for their whole hearted support for the successful conduct of the working committee.

Yours faithfully,

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

Resolution No.1

Sub:   Discrepancies in the Record note of Discussions on Agenda meeting dated 14-12-2016

An Agenda meeting was held by the Dy. CAG with the representatives of National Audit Federation on 23-11-2016. Assurances were given to the representatives on the issue of cadre restructuring and directed the PD(Staff) to constitute a committee to discuss the issue. On the request of this federation, it was also directed to include the representatives of recognised federations. This can be verified from the recorded proceedings. However, these directions were seen omitted in the record note of discussions issued by the Senior Administrative officer(JCM) dated 14-12-2016. Omissions in the record note has already been brought to the notice of the Dy. CAG vide this federation letter dated 2-01-2017. No action seen initiated to rectify the omission.

Bilateral negotiations and meetings are being convened with the concept to maintain a healthy employee-employer relationship, to promote harmonious relations, to secure the greatest measure of cooperation between the two and for increasing the efficiency of the public service. By omitting important decisions taken by higher authorities during a bilateral negation from the official minutes, the official side has flouted the concept and spirit of bilateral negotiations.

This Working Committee meeting held on the 22nd & 23rd January 2017 at Hyderabad has strongly condemned the unconstitutional and autocratic act of the administration and unanimously resolved to urge upon the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to intervene personally and direct the concerned officials to rectify the discrepancies in the record note without delay. It is also requested the CAG to constitute a committee for a comprehensive cadre restructuring in IA&AD as assured by DAI in the agenda meeting held on 23rd November 2016.

 Vice President                                                                                         Secretary General

Hyderabad,

23-01-2017.
Resolution No.2

Sub:   Immediate solution to the genuine demands of the Audit employees

The Working Committee meeting of the National Audit Federation held on the 22nd & 23rd January 2017 at Hyderabad, unanimously resolved to urge upon the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to direct the officers concerned to resolve immediately the following genuine demands of the Audit employees:

 Comprehensive Cadre restructuring in IA&AD

  1. Review of Sector wise Reorganisation of Audit offices
  2. Implement 7CPC recommendations in Auditor-Accountant/Sr.Auditor-Sr.Accountant/AAO Cadre
  3. Allow promotion to DEOs in the Auditor Cadre
  4. Restore unilateral Transfer

Vice President                                                                                         Secretary General

                                                                                  Hyderabad,

23-01-2017.
Resolution No.3

Sub:   Genuine demands of the employees of the Organised Accounting Departments

The Working Committee meeting of the National Audit Federation held on the 22nd & 23rd January 2017 at Hyderabad, unanimously resolved to urge upon the Government of India to implement immediately the following genuine demands of the employees of the Organised Accounting Departments:

  1. Revise HRA, Transport Allowance and Daily Allowance with retrospective effect from 1. 1. 2016.
  2. Grant GP 5400 to AAOs after completion of 4 years service.
  3. Restore parity in pay scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants/Accounts Assistants of Railway Accounts with Assistants of the Central Secretariat Service (GP 4600).
  4. Grant Grade Pay 4200 in pre-revised pay scale to Accountants/Auditors.
  5. Grant appropriate pay scales to EDP cadres.

It is also resolved to send a copy of this resolution to the Finance Minister of India and to the CAG of India.

Vice President                                                                                         Secretary General

 

Hyderabad,

23-01-2017.
Resolution No.4

Sub:       Expressing sincere gratitude to host unit

The Working Committee meeting held at Hyderabad on the 22nd and 23rd January 2017 unanimously resolved to express its sincere gratitude to the Employees of the Civil Audit Association (Cat III) and AAOs Association (Cat II), Offices of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), AP&T for the excellent arrangements made towards the successful conduct of the Working Committee Meeting.

                                                                                                               

Vice President                                                                                         Secretary General

 

Hyderabad,

23-01-2017.

 

CONFEDERATION OF AUDIT & ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS’ ORGANISATIONS

15/31 (1st Floor), VASUNDHARA, P.O. VASUNDHARA-201012

      Reference: Confd./2017/                                                                                Dated : 1st January 2017

An Appeal

Dear Friends,

This federation is fighting to achieve various genuine demands of the Audit & Accounts employees belong to the Organised Accounting offices, since its inception. For the purpose we are pursuing many issues with concerned departments, ministries as well as in the court of law. So far we have filed the following cases in various courts for favourable decisions:

1      Four advance increment case was pursued by the confederation at S.C. level, favourable orders received and implemented in our department by CAG for all similarly situated employees.

2      Pay Parity Arrear from 1-1-96 to 18-02-2003 was taken care by confederation at the S.C. level.

3      Grant of 1640-2900 pay scale to Sr.Auditors/Accountants notionally from 1-1-86 and actual from 2001 JCM arbitration award was announced on 24-08-2004 we have already filed OA in CAT Delhi.

4      Placement in higher pay scale is not promotion — OA filed in CAT delhi. This has been implemented in defense accounts. Railway accounts have won the case in CAT delhi.

5      Grant of 5400 GP to AAOs – implement madras high court judgment – O.A. filed in CAT Delhi by NAF.

An Appeal filed by NAF for the Grant of 5400 GP to all senior AAOs from the date of their junior has drawn the same (OA filed by NAF in Prl. CAT Delhi was rejected) is now admitted in the High Court of Delhi. A similar case filed by our Cat II Association, Bangalore in the High Court of Karnataka was favourably awarded but an appeal was filed by the CAG in the Supreme Court. Appeal filed by NAF in the High Court of Delhi is also tagged with the above appeal filed by CAG in the Supreme Court. This confederation is facing it difficult to manage its resources to hire experienced senior advocates for pleading in both the courts in favour of our arguments. Hence, it is requested to all AAOs to contribute atleast `1000/- each towards the fighting fund.  Members may remit this amount either individually or collectively to the bank a/c of Shri.S.S. Prabhakar, Finance Secretary, CAAEO at New Delhi – A/c No.10310580529.

With regards.

Fraternally yours,

(Arun Vidwans)

President

      Circular No. 9/2016-18/                                                                                Dated : 5-1-2017

Dear Friends,

Post card campaign from 9 January 2017 to 13 January 2017

As informed earlier vide Circular No.8 dated 16-12-2016, after observing Demand Day on 22 December 2016, the units have to perform a post card campaign from 9th January 2017 to 13 January 2017 highlighting 7 point charter of demands finalised by the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations held its meeting at National Defence Academy of Financial Management (Regional Training Centre), Pune on 28th November 2016. So far reports have come from various units on the successful observance of the Demand day. I congratulate all units and its members for observing Demand Day successfully and request the remaining units to follow instructions and to observe agitation programmes for the early settlement of our demands.

It is a well known fact that the Government of India has not implemented the recommendations of the 7th CPC in its true spirit. It has also not implemented the revised rates of allowances viz. HRA, TA & DA etc. even after a lapse of five months. Instead the government has extended the dates to the committees constituted for the study on the recommendations. Hence, the executive committee of the coordination has decided to go ahead with a systematic agitation to get our demands clinched. Accordingly, it is requested to all affiliated units to commence post card campaign from 9th January 2017. Format to be printed on post cards is given below:

___________________________ To be printed on post card____________________

From

Name of person,

Address

To

Shri. Arun Jaitley,

The Union Finance Minister,

Government of India,

New Delhi

Sir,

Various demands of the employees of the Audit and Accounts department are pending settlement in your ministry. The National Audit Federation and the Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations have written various letters to your ministry in this regard. But till date none of the following demands were settled. Hence, as per the direction of the Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations, I am sending this post card carrying our demands for an early settlement.

Our demands

  • Grant Grade Pay 4200 in pre-revised pay scale to Accountants/Auditors.
  • Restore parity in pay scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants/Accounts Assistants of Railway Accounts with Assistants of the Central Secretariat Service (GP 4600).
  • Grant GP 5400 to AAOs after completion of 4 years service.
  • Grant appropriate pay scales to EDP cadres.
  • Revise HRA, Transport Allowance and Daily Allowance with retrospective effect from 1. 1. 2016.
  • Grant revised MACP effective from 1. 1. 2016.
  • Accept recommendations of 7CPC on Stepping up issue.

Yours faithfully,

Signature      :

Name            :
Designation  :

——————————————————————————————-

All the affiliated units are requested to print the above matter on post cards and get it signed by individual members with name and designation. Signed post cards shall be send to the Finance Minister by 13th January 2017. A report showing number of employees contacted, number of post cards sent, date of dispatch etc. may be forwarded to the Secretary General, National Audit Federation by the 15th January 2017. Zonal Secretaries are also requested to contact each affiliated units under their respective zones, aid them to send post cards and furnish report to the undersigned by 15-01-2017.

Active participation of the members is essential to pressurise the government to get the above demands clinched.

Yours faithfully,

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

      Circular No. 9/2016-18/                                                                                Dated : 5-1-2017

To

All our affiliated units secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/
Departmental Council members/Patrons.

Dear friends,

As intimated early, the working committee meeting of the National Audit Federation is to be held on 22nd & 23rdJanuary 2017 at Vasavi Seva Kendram, Lakdikapul (Opposite: Sensation Theatre), Hyderabad. Hope all the leaders have booked their tickets well in advance and intimated their tour programme to the host unit for making necessary arrangements.

We have finalised a tour programme of National leaders in the 10th National Conference and copy of the same was circulated immediately after the conference (please see email dated 8-8-2016) along with list of affiliated units under each zone. It was also directed to visit/contact those units which were not attended the 10th Conference. Shri. Govardhan Reddy, Secretary, South Zone, Shri. Arabinda Saha, Secretary, North-East Zone and Shri. Rituraj, Secretary, Central Zone have contacted all the affiliated units under their respective zones and furnished detailed list of office bearers along with phone number. Leaders who could not visit/contact the assigned units are again requested to collect the details of office bearers along with mobile number and to submit the same to the Secretary General during working committee meeting.

Zonal Secretaries are also requested to ensure participation of unit leaders from their zone in the Working committee meeting and to inform the host unit, total number of participants from their respective zone attending the meeting. I request your cooperation for the successful conduct of the working committee.

Wishing you a very happy New Year 2017.

With regards,

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

       Circular No. 8/2016-18/                                                                                 Dated : 16-12-2016

Observe Demands Day on 22 nd> December 2016

  • Grant Grade Pay 4200 in pre-revised pay scale to Accountants/Auditors.
  • Restore parity in pay scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants/Accounts Assistants of Railway Accounts with Assistants of the Central Secretariat Service (GP 4600).
  • Grant GP 5400 to AAOs after completion of 4 years service.
  • Grant appropriate pay scales to EDP cadres.
  • Revise HRA, Transport Allowance and Daily Allowance with retrospective effect from 1. 1. 2016.
  • Grant revised MACP effective from 1. 1. 2016.
  • Accept recommendations of 7CPC on Stepping up issue.

Dear friends,

Executive Committee of the Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations held its meeting at National Defence Academy of Financial Management (Regional Training Centre), Pune on 28th November 2016. Shri Arun Vidwans president of the confederation, presided over the meeting. Representatives of various Member federations from Organised Accounting Departments participated in the meeting. Shri. Anil Khaparde, Secretary West Zone, represented National Audit Federation.

The meeting discussed various common front issues including the deficiencies noticed in implementation of 7CPC recommendations relating to Audit and Organised Accounts cadres. Meeting also discussed about the possibilities in formation of Pensioners’ Association for Audit and Accounts Department’s pensioners. Executive meting has finalised an agitation program for the realization of various demands (mentioned above) of Audit and Accounts personnel. It has requested all federations to write to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance for its intervention for the fulfilment of the above demands. It also requested the federation to direct all their affiliated units to observe demand day on 22nd December 2016 by holding General Body Meeting and to pass resolution which may be forwarded to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure through proper channel.

Other programmes finalised by the Executive meeting are to observe postcard campaign (addressed to the Finance Minister of India) on the above demands from 9th to 13th January 2017 involving all members, day long Dharna on 8th February 2017 in the front of the respective office premises demanding immediate settlement of the demands.

The next phase of program will be decided after review of the progress by the Executive Committee during second week of February 2017.

Hence, it is requested to all affiliated units to observer DEMAND DAY on the 22nd February 2016, hold General Body meeting, pass enclosed resolution and forward the same to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure through proper channel. An advance copy may be sent directly to the government. A copy of the same may also be forwarded to the Secretary General, National Audit Federation and another to the Secretary General, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees & Officers’ Organisations, 5/31 (1st Floor), Vasundhara, P.O. Vasundhara-201012.

Suhas Safai is no more

It is very sad to inform that the Additional Secretary General, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees & Officers’ Organisations Shri Suhas Safai passed away on the 10th December 2016 due to Heart attack. Shri. Safai retired from Defence Accounts service on superannuation on the 30th November 2016 was a very active member of the confederation. The Executive Committee held on the 28th November 2016, felicitated him on his retirement and observed that Shri Safai has led a memorable active Service period in the Defence Accounts service.

National Audit Federation, deeply mourn the sad and untimely demise of Shri. Suhas Safai, a popular and respected leader of the Organised Accounts Departments. We place on record our heartfelt condolences and extends our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the departed soul.

Yours faithfully,

Encl: As above                                                                        (L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

(Draft letter)

——– on letter head of the association ——-

To

The Secretary,

Department of Expenditure,

Government of India.

Sub:     Forwarding of resolutions passed in the 10th Biennial conference

The General Body of ____________________________ association held on the 22nd day of December 2016, unanimously decided to endorse a copy of the resolutions passed demanding urgent implementation of the following demands.

  1. Grant Grade Pay 4200 in pre-revised pay scale to Accountants/Auditors.
  2. Restore parity in pay scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants/Accounts Assistants of Railway Accounts with Assistants of the Central Secretariat Service (GP 4600).
  3. Grant GP 5400 to AAOs after completion of 4 years service.
  4. Grant appropriate pay scales to EDP cadres.
  5. Revise HRA, Transport Allowance and Daily Allowance with retrospective effect from 1. 1. 2016.
  6. Grant revised MACP effective from 1. 1. 2016.
  7. Accept recommendations of 7CPC on Stepping up issue.

The general body also directed to request the Government of India to consider these genuine demands of the employees of the organised accounting departments positively.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,

President / Secretary

Copy to:

  1. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, 9 DDU Marg, New Delhi – 110124.
  2. The Secretary General, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees & Officers’ Organisations, 5/31 (1st Floor), Vasundhara, P.O. Vasundhara-201012.
  3. The Secretary General, National Audit Federation, Surabhi, L-56-B, LIC Lane, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695004.

 

(Draft Resolution)

——- on letter head of the association—–

Resolution

The General Body meeting of ___________________ Association held on the 22nd December 2016 at _______________, demands urgent intervention of the government to implement the following genuine demands of the employees of the Organised Accounting Departments which are already accepted and recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission but not implemented till date.

  1. Grant Grade Pay 4200 in pre-revised pay scale to Accountants/Auditors.
  2. Restore parity in pay scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants/Accounts Assistants of Railway Accounts with Assistants of the Central Secretariat Service (GP 4600).
  3. Grant GP 5400 to AAOs after completion of 4 years service.
  4. Grant appropriate pay scales to EDP cadres.
  5. Revise HRA, Transport Allowance and Daily Allowance with retrospective effect from 1. 1. 2016.
  6. Grant revised MACP effective from 1. 1. 2016.
  7. Accept recommendations of 7CPC on Stepping up issue.

It is also resolved to send a copy of the above resolution to the (1) Comptroller and Auditor General of India, (2) Secretary General, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees & Officers’ Organisations, (3) Secretary General, National Audit Federation.

President                                                                                       General Secretary

       Circular No.7 /2016-18/                                                                                 Dated : 12-12-2016

To

All affiliated units’ secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/
Departmental Council members/Patrons.

Friends,

Working Committee Meeting at Hyderabad on 22nd & 23rd January 2017

     

As decided in the National Executive meeting held at Ranchi and communicated earlier, the next Working Committee meeting will be held on the 22nd  & 23rd January 2017 at Hyderabad. Civil Audit Association, Cat-III and AAO Association, Cat-II in the Office of the Principal Accountant General (G&SSA), O/o the Accountant General (E&RSA) and O/o the Principal Director of Audit (Central), Andhra Pradesh & Telangana are jointly hosting the meeting. All National executive members, zonal/branch secretaries, departmental council members and special invitees are requested to attend the meeting. President, General secretary from each affiliated units or their representatives as delegates shall also requested to attend the meeting.

Agenda

  1. Departmental/Common front issues.
  2. Organisational matters.

Venue

VASAVI SEVA KENDRAM, LAKDIKAPUL (Opposite: Sensation Theatre)

Distance:

Walk-able distance to AG Office.

Hyderabad Railway Station: 3 km

Secunderabad Railway Station: 7 km

Kachiguda Railway Station: 6 km

Hyderabad International Airport (RGIA) : 30 km

All the delegates are requested to make arrangements so as to reach the venue by 21st and to return by 24th January 2017. All Units are requested to clear dues towards headquarters quota during the meeting. Unutilised balance coupons towards fighting fund collection already supplied by the Confederation leaders to the affiliated units may also be returned along with the amount collected to the Treasurer, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees & Officers’ Organisations.

With warm wishes for a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year 2017.

Fraternally yours,

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

 

  Circular No.6 /2016-18/                                                                                     Dated : 1-12-2016

To

All affiliated units’ secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/
Departmental Council members/Patrons.

Friends,

Minutes of Agenda Meeting with Dy. CAG on 23th November-2016

       

An agenda meeting was granted by Shri.P. Mukerjee, Dy. CAG on 23rd November 2016 at 3.00 pm. Shri. A.K. Das, President, Shri. Ravi Shankar, Vice President, Shri. L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General, Shri. N. Shiva kumar, Addl. Secretary General and Shri. Ajai Deep Gulati, Assistant Secretary General were represented the federation. The meeting was cordial and the discussions were lasted for two hours. The details of the discussions are as follows:

1. Cadre restructuring –            Comprehensive Cadre restructuring shall be done in IA&AD –1.      Allow time bound promotion for AAOs on completion of 6 years service

2.      Increase promotional avenues for Group B officers

We have stated that the present cadre rationalistaion does not address the stagnation in the cadres and is not a solution for the career related issues of the IA&AD staff. We strongly recorded our disagreement on the scheme of cadre rationalisation which only result in reduction of posts instead of increase in the sanctioned strength. Hence, we requested to constitute a committee to study the present workload of the staff, their promotion prospects and to recommend better scheme to all the cadres including EDP cadre, Stenographer cadre, Official language cadre along with the main cadre through a comprehensive cadre restructuring of the department. We also requested to create separate promotion channel (Non-IA&AS) for AO/SAO in order to neutralize the stagnation in the department. We also requested to include the representatives of the recognised federations in the committee.

In reply to the above DAI has told us that the proposal for the creation of Non-IAAS group A posts, Audit Manager is still in the pipe-line. It was assured that in long run the number of posts will be doubled. DAI stated that there won’t be any reductions in posts as of now and directions are already issued to continue with the present recruitment plan. Also assured that the successful candidates in the current SAS examinations will be accommodated as per the SS as on 31-3-2016. DAI also agreed to constitute a committee for comprehensive cadre restructuring. He has directed the PD(Staff) to include the representatives of all the recognised federations in the committee.

2. Review of Sector wise Reorganisation of Audit officesWe have demanded for a review of the implementation of Sector wise re-organisation of Audit offices and to initiate rectification of lapses. NAF also requested to streamline the scheme and to make it uniform in all the states and to follow the list of major minor heads for the segregation of departments under various sectors. It was also demanded to abolish the Director General (Central) offices.

DAI has categorically denied all the above demands stating that the process of sectoral bifurcation of audit offices is now over and already streamlined hence no reversal of the scheme is possible. He also stated that the non implementation of the scheme in Maharashtra was due to the specific orders of the CAG of India. It was also stated that the LMMH provisions are not followed in some states because of the prevailing state government setup. However, he has agreed to review specific issues, if any, pointed out by the federation.

3. Grant Grade Pay 5400 (6cpc) to all those at GP4800 as per para 11.12.140 of 7cpc recommendations            We requested the CAG to grant 5400 to all those at GP 4800 (6cpc) to 5400 in PB2 after four years service as per the recommendations of the 7CPC without delay.

DAI replied that the department has strongly recommended this to the 7CPC. But the recommendations are only recorded in the defence accounts chapter and not in the IAAD chapter of the 7CPC report. Hence, requested clarification from the government. It was also stated that the CAG authorities are pursuing the matter with the Government of India.

4. Grant parity to Sr. Auditors with Assistants of Central Secretariat            We have requested to issue directions to restore the lost parity with Central Secretariat Services.

It is replied that there is no such recommendation in the 7CPC report relating to the IAAD. However, agreed to discuss the same in the cadre restructuring issue.

5. Direct recruitment in Sr. Auditor cadre – Merge Auditor with Sr. Auditor cadre and grant Grade pay 4600 – Increase promotional avenuesWe have demanded to merge Auditor/Senior Auditor cadre, grant GP 4600 (6CPC) and to derive a similar system for appointment/ promotion to that of CSS in our department also.

DAI has not agreed for merging of cadres and giving promotion without passing SAS examinations. He stated that the recruitment rules for Sr.Adr cadre is under scrutiny of UPSC and will be issued shortly.

6. Supervisor cadre –      Regularize temporary promotions (additional 6%) given in the cadre, Reversion should not be made to those who already promoted. Create supernumerary posts.We have demand for the regularization of temporary promotions given in the Supervisor cadre and also demanded that the temporarily promoted Supervisors, who are under the threat of reversion, shall be allowed to continue on supernumerary basis.

It was assured that the temporarily promoted Supervisors will continue and there won’t be any reversion in the name of cadre rationalization. But the regularization of these temporary promotions not agreed.

7. Grant Grade Pay 5400/- to Hindi OfficersWe have demanded to grant Grade Pay of 5400 to Hindi Officers on the basis of the circulars issued by the Rajbhasha department.

DAI stated that the issue is under active consideration. It was also told that presently the streamlining of the main cadres in IA&AD are taking place and after that the issue of Hindi officers will also be considered.

8. Departmental Examinations:1.      SAS examinations 

2.      Allow SAS passed candidates from audit offices to exercise option for posting in offices of their choice as per Recruitment Rule.

3.      CPD/RAE/Incentive Examinations

We have demanded to Provide model question papers, remove negative marking scheme, reduce pass marks to 40 and allow unlimited chances. It was also demanded to allow Assistant Audit Officers working in other audit offices to exercise option for posting in office of their choice as per recruitment rule.

We strongly demand to allow un-limited chances to clear CPD/RAE/ Incentive examinations. We have also demanded to extend two more mercy chances to audit employees similar to that provided to accounts staff recently.

DAI has not agreed in any of the demands above. However, it was told that there will not be any problem in giving extension for those AAOs on deputation in other audit offices. It was told that the accounts staff who could not attend the two accounts papers because of non conduct of examination in A&E for several years are only allowed to appear for two extra chances and hence the facility can not be extended to audit staff.

9. UN Audit – Dies-non shall not be treated as ineligibility for applying to overseas deputations including UN Audit.We requested that “Dies-non” shall not be treated as ineligibility for applying to overseas deputations including UN Audit.

DAI has not agreed to this demand.

10. Restore unilateral TransferWe have request the Dy. CAG to lift the ban on unilateral transfer in a phased manner to avoid erosion of manpower and to give the newcomers a hope/chance to return to their home state in near future.

DAI has not agreed to this demand. However, he stated that the option of deputation and mutual transfer are open for such staff.

11. Allow promotion for DEOs to Auditor CadreWe have requested to fulfill the promises made by DAI on 13-11-2014, allowing promotions for DEOs in Auditor cadre, without further delay.

DAI stated that the issue has already considered by the headquarters and recruitment rule has also been finalized. Department has now submitted the RR for Sr.Auditor cadre to the government and waiting for its approval. Both the RRs will be published simultaneously.

12. Sports quota recruitment – include the game of Volley ball also in the recruitment listDAI stated that presently recruitment process for 5 sports/games disciplines are going on and once sufficient members are recruited in each office, the inclusion of volley ball will also be considered.
13. Merge Local Fund Audit with Civil Audit in Jharkhand and West Bengal officesWe have demanded for the merging of LFA wing with civil wing and to maintain a single gradation/seniority list in the state of Jharkand, West Bengal and Bihar.

DAI has assured that the issue will be examined. However he has raised concern over the seniority position of staff in these offices.

Fraternally yours,

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

 

Circular No.5 /2016-18/                                                                                      Dated : 11-11-2016

To

All affiliated units’ secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/
Departmental Council members/Patrons.

Friends,

Agenda Meeting with Dy. CAG on 23th November-2016

The National Executive Committee meeting held on the 22nd October at Ranchi has decided to serve a notice on agitation to the CAG of India on the 10th November 2016 demanding urgent settlement of the following long pending demands of the audit staff:

  1. Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring
  2. Restore Pay Parity to Sr. Auditors and grant GP 4600 (Pay level 7)
  3. Grant GP 5400 (Pay Level 9) to all those completed 4 years service in GP 4800 (Pay Level 8)
  4. Streamline promotions in the cadre of EDP/Official Language (Hindi translators)
  5. Restore Unilateral Transfer

Decision was also taken to serve similar notices by all affiliated units to CAG through proper channel on 15-11-201 and was communicated vide circular No.4 dated 26-10-2016 of this federation. As we have received an invitation from the Senior Administrative Officer, JCM of the headquarters office stating that the Deputy CAG has agreed for an agenda meeting with the representatives of the National Audit Federation on 23rd November 2016 at 3.00 pm. Since all the above demands are included in the 13 point charter of demands submitted by us for discussion, it has decided not to serve agitation notice before agenda meeting. Federation will take an appropriate decision in this regard after the said meeting. All the affiliated units are requested not to serve notice for agitation till further directions.

As the top five office bearers and the Chief Patron are available at New Delhi on 22-11-2016, it is requested that Shri. Mahesh Sharma & Shri. P.R. Rajbedi to reach New Delhi in the forenoon of 22-11-2016 for a preliminary meeting on the pay related anomalies which are arisen after the implementation of 7CPC recommendations.

During the National Executive meeting held at Ranchi, Shri. R. D. Singh, our former Branch Secretary (Comml.) who is retiring from service in the month of November was felicitated. Shri. Singh, Sr. Audit Officer (Comml), a close associative of NAF is now an executive member of the Commercial Audit Association of Audit Officers and Senior Audit Officers. Members of the NAF executive committee wished him a long, happy and peaceful retired life.

Grant of GP 5400 to all those completed 4 years service in GP 4800

As per our information, the file recommending GP 5400 to all those completed 4 years service in GP 4800 was cleared by the DoPT and sent to the Finance Expenditure wing of the Government of India on 18th October 2016. We have contacted the concerned officers several times, but only received a stereotype reply that “will be cleared shortly”. Officials from the headquarters office are also in touch with the finance wing of the GOI. It is also understood that the delay is due to the non-settlement of the issue in respect of the Railway and Defense. We anticipate an order in this regard during this month.

Aftermath of Demonetisation of 500 & 1000 rupee notes

Though the decision for demonetisation of 500 & 1000 rupee notes by the government was generally welcomed by the people of India, the aftermath of its implementation shows it has created many problems to the common man. Similarly, audit staff is also facing various troubles as they have to travel throughout the month to execute their assigned duty in addition to the normal obligation towards their family. The present exchange facilities and limitation for cash withdrawal is adversely affecting the audit functions. We have pointed out these facts to the CAG of India and requested him to disburse salary and all other payments in cash to IA&AD staff till January 2017 in order to avoid further hardship.

Cadre Rationalisation and curbing of audit strength

The CAG administration has completed the process of rationalization of staff strength in Audit offices. As per the information received so far, revised sanctioned strength shows marginal increase in AO/SrAO cadre but huge cutback in the AAO/Supervisor, Sr.Auditor/Auditor cadres. It is a well-known fact that the Auditor/Sr.Auditor/Supervisor/AAO cadres are the backbone of this department. Hence it is not a welcome decision to curtail the back bone of Audit. The decision on the rationalization of staff strength in Audit Offices was circulated by CAG on 3rd October 2016 which shows that the department has finalized two plans for rationalization. Short term and long term plans. While long term plan shows an overall increase of 27108 posts, the short term plan shows a cutback of 3774 posts. We could not understand why the CAG has taken a decision to curtail 3774 posts in the short term plan when they have a long term plan to increase 27108 posts in the department. It is also stated that there will be surplus staff in the department after implementation of the short term plan. Hence, there is always a threat on these surplus staff to revert to the lower cadre or to surrender to the surplus pool. We cannot depend on the proposed long term plan as there is no such agreement or commitment from the department so far. We have to fight tooth and nail against this dubious decision taken without consulting the representatives of recognized federations. It is also understood that it is a part of a well written script to curtail the staff strength in IA&AD. Action is also being initiated to do similar cutbacks in the accounts wing. All affiliated units are requested to hold General Body meeting to mobilize the members and make them aware of the situation. We shall be prepared for sustained struggles to safe guard the prestige, post and promotion avenues of audit staff. Future developments and course of action will be intimated shortly.

Fraternally yours,

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

 

         Circular No.4 /2016-18/                                                                                       Dated : 26-10-2016

To
All our affiliated units secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/
Departmental Council members/Patrons.

National Executive Meeting at Ranchi on 22ndth October 2016

     

The National Executive meeting was held on the 22nd October 2016 at Ranchi. Civil Audit Association, Cat-III and AAO Association, Cat-II in the Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Jharkhand Ranchi jointly hosted the meeting. Shri.A.K. Das, President & Shri. Ravi Shankar, Vice President could not attend the meeting due to unavoidable circumstances. Shri. Anil Khaparde, West Zone Secretary, Shri. Rituraj, Central Zone Secretary, Shri. Kundan Singh, Branch Secretary (Commercial/Defence) were also not attended the meeting. They have informed their inability to attend the meeting because of obvious reasons. In the absence of the President, Shri Arun Vidwans, Chief Patron presided over the inaugural function which was commenced at 11.00 am with the lighting of the lamp by Shri. Laxmi Narayan Prasad, Former Accountant General, Jharkhand.  Shri. Prasad has pointed out the importance of Associations in the department in the present day situations and also highlighted the role of associations in bringing up issues of their colleagues before the administration. Shri. Arun Vidwans remembered the challenges met by his team in forming of the Federation. Shri. L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General introduced his team members and explained the agenda to be discussed in the meeting. After a short inaugural function, the executive meeting started by 12.30pm and continued till 10.00 pm with the normal breaks for lunch and tea.

The following issues were discussed in detail in the meeting:

  1. Cadre Restructuring on the basis of the recent circular issued by the CAG office on the subject “Rationalisation of cadres”.
  2. Pay parity to Sr. Adr cadre with Assistants of CSS, 5400 to AAO after 4 years.
  3. Career prospects in the cadres of DEO, Hindi Translators.
  4. Additional chances for appearing in the SAS examinations on the basis of the headquarters office letter allowing additional chances to A&E officials.
  5. Application of Common multiplication factor for arriving minimum pay (2.81).
  1. Discussed the government decision to enhance the benchmark of performance level from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.
  2. Delay in implementation of 7CPC recommendations on allowances.
  3. Nomination to the departmental level anomaly committee.
  4. Issue of counting of seniority of direct AAOs
  5. Induction to IA&AS cadre – discrepancies in the seniority list.
  6. Unilateral Transfer.
  7. Strengthening of Association Activities, Tour of National leaders and hosting of next working committee meeting. Hyderabad units have expressed their willingness to host the next working committee meeting in the third week of January 2017.

The National Executive meeting observed that the recent circular issued by the CAG on the subject “Rationalisation of Cadres” is only an eye wash and nothing is there for the employees of IA&AD to cherish. It is also decided to pursue our longstanding demand of Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring instead of Cadre Rationalisation. Secretary General explained that the other issues like pay parity, 5400 to AAO, promotion avenues to DEOs & Hindi Translators, Unilateral Transfer etc. are already in our charter of demands submitted for discussion with the Dy. CAG. The NEC directed the Secretary General to follow up the above issues for immediate redressal. Meeting also expressed its strong protest in the delay in implementation of various allowances recommended by the 7cpc and also on the decision to enhance the benchmark of performance level from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’. It also directed the Secretary General to take up all these common front issues with the Government of India for favourable consideration.

Induction to IA&AS – It was told that there is some discrepancies in the seniority list of Audit Officers for induction to the IA&AS cadre. Since it was an issue to be dealt by the Sr.AO/AOs federation, this federation was not interfering till now. But it was noticed that if the same issue persist, this will affect the future of the present Assistant Audit Officers. Hence the committee has directed Shri. Jai Shankar Kumar, Branch Secretary (Civi) to study the issue and to check up the criteria for setting the batch seniority of these officers and to report to the secretary general immediately.

Issue of counting of seniority in respect of direct AAOs from the date of their appointment – Secretary General told that the matter was taken up by NAF few years back and discussed with the CAG authorities, but the same was denied on the basis of a Supreme Court Judgment and the issue was closed. However, the committee has directed the secretary general to take up the matter with the CAG of India again since a favourable judgement has been pronounced by the honourable Chandigarh CAT.

Committee discussed the letter received from Mr.M.S. Raja, Leader Staff side in the Departmental Council on the issue of setting up of departmental anomaly committee in IA&AD and nomination of a member from our side. It was decided to nominate Shri. P.R. Rajvedi to represent NAF in the anomaly committee and directed the Secretary General to communicate the same to the leader staff side. It was also decided to form a sub-committee to discuss various anomalies which are likely to be arisen on implementation of 7cpc recommendations for inclusion in the agenda of departmental anomaly committee. Shri. Jai shakar Kumar, Shri. Mahesh Sharma & Shri. Ajay Deep Gulati are the nominated members of the committee. President, Secretary General & the Chief Patron will be ex-officio members of the committee.

Strengthening of association activities was discussed in the committee as one of the major areas of concern. Secretary General stated that the field level associations are not taking serious steps in giving membership to the new recruits. It is adversely affecting the overall membership of the federation. Hence it is directed to take immediate steps in giving membership to the new comers and ensure maximum membership by the end of this year. It was also observed that the visit of national leaders to field level units is also necessary for the strengthening of activities. It is therefore decided to chart out a tour programme of the National leaders to various units (Detailed tour programme will be issued separately).

The National Audit federation observed that no communication was received from the CAG of India till that date for discussions on our charter of demands submitted to the Dy.CAG on 8-08-2016. It is also observed that the government is not favourable on the genuine demands of the employees especially on increasing of multiplication factor for setting minimum pay to 2.81% and enhancing the rates of HRA. NEC has decided to serve an agitation notice to the CAG on 10/11/2016, if the CAG administration is delaying the settling of the following genuine demands of the employees:

  1. Comprehensive Cadre Restructuring
  2. Restore Pay Parity to Sr. Auditors and grant GP 4600 (Pay level 7)
  3. Grant GP 5400 (Pay Level 9) to all those completed 4 years service in GP 4800 (Pay Level 8)
  4. Streamline promotions in the cadre of EDP/Official Language (Hindi translators)
  5. Restore Unilateral Transfer

All affiliated units are requested to serve notice for agitation to CAG through proper channel on 15-11-2016 (format will be supplied separately).

The following Resolutions were also adopted in the meeting:

  1. To urge up on the government for immediate implementation of the revised rate of allowances with retrospective effect from 1-01-2016 and to pay arrears without delay.
  2. To inform the CAG of India that the recent proposal on Rationalization of cadres in IA&AD is unscientific and unacceptable to the officials of IA&AD. It is also urged a comprehensive restructuring of all cadres instead of rationalisation of certain cadres.
  3. To constitute a committee to finalise the pay anomalies arisen/likely to arisen on the implementation of 7CPC recommendations.
  4. To express sincere Gratitude to the host units for the excellent arrangements for the NEC.

Next Working Committee meeting

Affiliated units in the office of the Principal Accountants General, Andhra Pradesh have expressed their willingness to host a working committee meeting. Hence it is decided to hold the next working committee meeting at Hyderabad in the third week of January 2017 (probable dates are 22nd & 23rd).

With warm wishes.

Fraternally yours,

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

   

Circular No.2 /2016-18/                                                                                       Dated : 13-09-2016

To

All our affiliated units secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/
Departmental Council members/Patrons.

National Executive Meeting at Ranchi on 22ndth October 2016

Friends,

As decided in the 10th National Conference at New Delhi and communicated earlier, the next National Executive meeting will be held on the 22nd October 2016 at Ranchi. Civil Audit Association, Cat-III and AAO Association, Cat-II in the Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Jharkhand Ranchi are jointly hosting the meeting. All National executive members, zonal/branch secretaries, departmental council members and special invitees are requested to attend the meeting.

Agenda

  1. Implementation of 7CPC Recommendations and consequential issues.
  2. Departmental/Common front issues.
  3. Organisational matters.

Venue

RTI Hostel, Ranchi. Opposite AG Office.

3.7kms from Airport & 4kms from Ranchi Railway Station.

Temperature between 20 and 27 degree.

Members of the National Executive are requested to make arrangements so as to reach the venue by 21st and return by 23rd October 2016.

Headquarters office vide letter dated 6-09-2016 informed that the authorisation letters and affiliation status of unit level associations were not been forwarded by many of the field offices. Hence it is requested to all affiliated units to send a copy of affiliation/authorisation letter along with updated membership position and annual returns to the CAG office immediately through proper channel. Zonal secretaries are requested to collect a copy of the above documents from the affiliated units under their respective zones along with a copy of the forwarding letter and to hand over the same to the Secretary General during the National Executive meeting.

With warm wishes.

Fraternally yours,

(L.S. Sujith Kumar)

Secretary General

         Circular No.2 /2016-18/                                                                                       Dated : 8-08-2016

To

All our affiliated units secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/ Departmental Council members/Patrons.

Hold General Body Meetings
on 25th August 2016
pass Resolutions and forward to C&AG and the Government of India

Friends,

As per the decisions taken in the 10th Biennial conference held in New Delhi, five resolutions were passed and the same has been forwarded to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Government of India.

All affiliated unit secretaries are requested to convene General Body meeting of their respective associations on 25th August 2016 and pass the following resolutions (Format attached).

Resolution No.1         Implement Cadre Restructuring

Resolution No.2         Review of Sector wise Reorganisation of Audit offices

Resolution No.3         Pay all Allowances in the revised rate from the date of implementation of 7CPC recommendations

Resolution No.4         Enhance Insurance coverage with low premium

Resolution No.5         Improve CGHS facilities

All the resolutions shall be forwarded to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India through proper channel. A copy of the Resolution three to five shall also be forwarded to the The Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, North Block, New Delhi. Copies of the forwarded resolutions may be mailed to the Secretary General, National Audit Federation for information.

All the 6 Zonal Secretaries are requested to contact affiliated units under their zone and direct them to follow the directions issued by NAF. They are also requested submit compliance report before 30th August 2016 to the Secretary General.

 

With regards,

 

Encl: Format of resolutions                                                     L.S. Sujith Kumar

Secretary General

Draft covering letter to Government of India

——(Letter Head of local Association)——

(Letter No. and Date)

To

The Secretary,

Department of Personnel & Training,

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
North Block, New Delhi.

Sir,

Sub:     Forwarding of resolutions passed in the 10th Biennial conference

The General Body of ____________________________ association held on the 25th day of August 2016, unanimously decided to endorse a copy of the following resolutions passed in the 10th biennial conference of the National Audit Federation held in New Delhi from 16th to 18th July 2016 to the Government of India. The general body also directed to request the Government of India to consider the genuine demands of the Central Government employees positively.

Resolution No.1         Pay all Allowances in the revised rate from the date of implementation of 7CPC recommendations

Resolution No.2         Enhance Insurance coverage with low premium

Resolution No.3         Improve CGHS facilities

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,

President / Secretary

Draft covering letter to CAG of India

——(Letter Head of local Association)——

(Letter No. and Date)

To

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9 – Deen Dayal Upadyay Marg,

New Delhi -110124.

(Through proper channel)

Sir,

Sub:     Forwarding of resolutions passed in the 10th Biennial conference

The General Body of ____________________________ association held on the 25th day of August 2016, unanimously decided to endorse a copy of the following resolutions passed in the 10th biennial conference of the National Audit Federation held in New Delhi from 16th to 18th July 2016 to the CAG of India. The general body also directed to request the CAG of India to intervene on the matter personally to mitigate the genuine demands of the employees of IA&AD.

Resolution No.1         Implement Cadre Restructuring

Resolution No.2         Review of Sector wise Reorganisation of Audit offices

Resolution No.3         Pay all Allowances in the revised rate from the date of implementation of 7CPC recommendations

Resolution No.4         Enhance Insurance coverage with low premium

Resolution No.5         Improve CGHS facilities

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,

President / Secretary

Resolution No: 1

Sub:     Implement Cadre restructuring

 

The 10th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at New Delhi from 16-07-2016 to 18-07-2016, observed that the 7th Central Pay Commission has not acceded to the justified demands of the employees of IA&AD for the upgradation of pay of various cadres at par with that of the Central Secretariat. The conference has discussed this issue in detail and concluded that non-fulfillment of one of the long pending demand of this Federation for comprehensive cadre restructuring in IA&AD is one of the reason for denial of Central Parity. Hence this Biennial Conference has unanimously resolved to urge upon the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to give directions for a comprehensive Cadre restructuring in IA&AD in line with the cadre restructuring implemented in other departments viz. Central Secretariat Service, Central Board for Direct Taxes, Central Board for Excise and Customs etc.

It is also resolved to send a copy of the above resolution to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

    Sd/-                                                                                      Sd/-

President                                                                    Secretary General

New Delhi,

18-07-2016.

Resolution No: 2

Sub:     Review of Sector wise Reorganisation of Audit offices

Sector wise re-organisation of Audit offices under IA&AD was implemented w.e.f. 1-04-2012. The 10th Biennial Conference of the National Audit Federation held at New Delhi from 16th July to 18th July 2016 observed that the Reorganisation of Audit offices on Sector wise implemented in field offices was not in uniform manner. It is noticed that the List of Major and Minor Heads (LMMH), which classifies various departments under each Sector, was not strictly followed during implementation. The sector wise re-organisation in field offices witnessed tug-of-war between the Accountant’s General transmitting the momentum to the employees upto the lower level. If in some offices sharing of resources, premises and personnel were major issues, some other offices faced issues relating to sharing of departments (auditee institutions).

This Biennial Conference observed that the CAG should review the implementation of Sector wise re-organisation of Audit offices and to initiate rectification of the lapses. The departments shall be distributed in an unvarying manner strictly on the basis of LMMH. It shall be implemented uniformly in all the offices. This conference unanimously decided to communicate the above to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

It is also observed that the formation of Director General (Central) offices has created lot of issues among staff working under various AG offices. Hence it is unanimously decided to urge upon the CAG to abolish the Director General (Central) offices.

    Sd/-                                                                                     Sd/-

President                                                                    Secretary General

New Delhi,

18-07-2016.

Resolution No: 3

Sub:     Pay all Allowances in the revised rate from the date of implementation of 7CPC recommendations.

The much awaited report of the 7th Central Pay Commission was submitted to the Government of India on the 19th November 2015. After a lapse of 6 moths, the Government have decided to implement the recommendations without any major changes. The government have also decided to refer all the allowances recommended by the 7CPC to a committee of secretaries for further study and directed to recommend for changes, if necessary. Government have not acceded to the general demand of the employees for enhancement of the fitment formula and minimum pay.

The Union Finance Minister tweeted after the cabinet decision that the Central Government employees will now receive “historic hike” in their salary and allowances. The media has also swallowed the hype that the government has given “bonanza” for babus. The major share of government’s “Bonanza”, though “Paltry”, as described by Shri. Vinod Rai the former CAG, is the meagre hike in the revised allowances. By deferring the implementation of revised allowances, the government has denied the so called “Bonanza” to Central Government employees. The denial of enhanced rate of allowances from the date of effect (01-01-2016) will result in huge financial loss to the employees.

The Tenth Biennial Conference of the National Audit Federation held in New Delhi from 16-July-2016 to 18-July-2016 observed that the denial of proposed allowances to government employees from the date of effect of 7CPC is denial of justice. Hence this Conference unanimously resolved to demand the government to issue immediate orders for the payment of all allowances in the revised rate w.e.f. 1-01-2016 (Date of implementation of 7CPC).

This conference also resolved to forward a copy of the resolution to the Prime Minister of India, Finance Minister of India and the CAG of India.

Sd/-                                                                                     Sd/-

                        President                                                                    Secretary General

New Delhi,

18-07-2016.

Resolution No: 4

Sub:     Enhance insurance coverage with low premium

One of the important recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission was to enhance the insurance amount to `15 lakh, `25 lakh and `50 lakh with a monthly deduction of `1500, `2500 and `5000 respectively. Though the increase in insured amount was promising, the increase in monthly deduction on account of premium has nullified the meagre increase in salary. Ultimately, the government has rejected the recommendations of 7CPC on CGEGIS and referred to a committee of secretaries to examine and offer their comments.

This 10th Biennial Conference of the National Audit Federation unanimously resolved to urge upon the Government of India to formulate a new scheme to give more coverage in less monthly deduction from the employees.

This conference also resolved to forward a copy of the resolution to the Prime Minister of India, Finance Minister of India and the CAG of India.

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                        President                                                                    Secretary General

New Delhi,

18-07-2016.

Resolution No: 5

Sub:     Improvement in CGHS facilities

At present, CGHS is providing facilities to about 40 lakh beneficiaries including pensioners and their dependants. The Central Government employees after paying a considerable amount for monthly subscription of CGHS hence they must get a better Health Scheme. Presently, CGHS beneficiaries outside Delhi are facing a lot of problems due to the cumbersome procedures, less number of empanelled hospitals, difficulties in getting timely treatment. Hence, the 10th Biennial Conference of the National Audit Federation held from 16th to 18th July unanimously resolved to urge upon the Prime Minister of India, Finance Minister, the Union Health Minister to formulate and implement a better treatment facility to all Central Government employees in general and CGHS beneficiaries in particular. It is also demanded to Expand CGHS to more areas and to strengthen the existing facilities under CGHS.

This conference also resolved to forward a copy of the resolution to the Prime Minister of India, Minister for Health and Family Welfare and the CAG of India.

Sd/-                                                                                                Sd/-

            President                                                                    Secretary General

New Delhi,

18-07-2016.

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Circular: No.1 / 2016-18/                                                                                Dt.25.07.2016

To

All our affiliated unit secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/ Departmental Council members/Patrons.

10th Biennial Conference  held in New Delhi from 16th July to 18th July 2016

Friends,

The 10th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation was held at the National Capital Territory of New Delhi from 16th July 2016 to 18th July 2016. 79 delegates from 32 affiliated units attended the meeting. Meeting was co-hosted by Civil Audit Association (Cat-III), AAOs Association (Cat-II), ESM&SD Audit Association (Cat-III), ESM&SD Audit Association (Cat-II), P&T Audit Association (Cat-III) under the Chairmanship of our President Shri. A.K. Das. Though the meeting was originally planned at Benga Bhavan, the venue was shifted to Balbavan for convenience of the delegates as most of them were put up at Bal bhavan and Gandhi Peace Foundation.

On 16th July 2016, Shri Arun Vidwans, Chief Patron inaugurated the conference by lighting the lamp at 11.00am. Other Patrons viz. Shri. M.K. Bhattacharya, Shri. M.S. Rati and Shri. G.C. Parida were also present. “A hand book for members and leaders of National Audit Federation” compiled by Shri. A.K. Das was released by Shri. Arun Vidwans. The hand book, priced at Rs.150 per copy, was then distributed to the delegates at a reduced rate of Rs.100 per copy. The book is now available at our headquarters office in New Delhi for sale. In the inaugural speech Shri. Arun Vidwans reminded the delegates the importance of attending meetings and need for updating their knowledge on various rules and regulations. He also invited delegates to dedicate themselves to the organizational activities. Shri. G.C. Pareeda, Patron and former Secretary General, a true Gandhian himself, expressed his delight in staying in the famous Gandhi Peace Foundation. Shri. Pareeda, author of various books in Oriya about Mahatma Gandhi was also translated some of Gandhi’s books in Oriya. He encouraged the delegates to carry out organizational activities for the benefit of the employees along with their routine official engagements.

After completing the formalities and registration of delegates, the deliberations started at 2.00pm with the report of the Secretary General. Since, the Treasurer could not attend the meeting due to personnel reasons; the Secretary General also presented accounts of the organization. He welcomed all the delegates and requested them to contribute creatively in the deliberations. He also reminded the delegates about the weak financial position of NAF and also submitted a proposal send by the Treasurer for the easy collection of headquarter quota through check off system. After discussions the house unanimously passed Secretary General’s report and Accounts.

Delegates from 32 units discussed various issues and finalized a charter of demands to be taken up with higher authorities. The National Executive meeting discussed issues relating to the departmental as well as common front issues. Issues crept up after the sector wise reorganization of audit offices, Comprehensive re-structuring of the cadres in IA&AD, issues relating to SAS examinations, gazzatted status to Supervisors, reversion from Supervisor cadre, DEO promotion, Unilateral Transfer etc. were some among them. Delegates were expressed their concern about the delay in implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. All the units except Category III, Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad, appreciated the stand taken by NAF on the call of the NJCA to go on indefinite strike from 11 July 2016. House also cautioned the AP unit not to observe such agitation programmes without the consent and directions of the National Audit Federation.  Former Presidents of NAF Shri. M.K. Bhattachary and Shri. M.S. Rati also addressed the general house and shared their experiences.

The house appointed Shri.P.R. Rajbedi, Cat-III, Allahabad as the Returning Officer and Shri. Biju M David, SAS Association, Kerala as Assistant Returning Officer for the conduct of elections to the Executive Committee for 2016-18.

Notification was issued by the Returning Officer for election to the top eight executive posts, four Branch Secretaries and six Zonal Secretaries. Shri. A.K. Das, was declared elected to the post of President with a majority of 85 percent votes poled. Since no candidates were filed nomination for the post of branch Secretary (P&T), the same is kept vacant. Candidates for all the remaining posts were declared elected unopposed as there were no other valid nominations received. The list of newly elected office bearers are attached as Annexure 2. The house congratulated all the newly elected office bearers and extended their cooperation all along during their tenure.

A joint committee of outgoing and incoming office bearers was held on 18th July 2016. 12 point charter of demands (Annexure 1) was finalized for discussion with Dy. CAG. Three Resolutions viz. (1) Issue of Cadre restructuring, (2) Review of Sector wise Reorganisation of Audit offices and (3) restoration of Unilateral Transfer were passed for submitting to the CAG of India. Three resolutions demanding the government for (1) Payment of all Allowances in revised rate from the date of implementation of 7CPC recommendations, (2) Enhancement of insurance coverage with low premium and Improvement of CGHS facilities were also passed for onward transmission.

The House congratulated the Returning Officer and the Assistant Returning Officer for conducting a free and fair election to the NAF executive committee. House also thanked the invaluable services rendered by Shri. Surajit Ray Choudhary, Cat III Assn., Odisha for maintaining NAF website and requested the Secretary General to take immediate necessary steps to restore the same. The general house thanked all host units for making excellent arrangements for the stay and dine of the delegates.

All units are requested to hold Executive committee meeting and thereafter G.B. meeting to endorse the charter of demands and resolutions. They should also send the copies of charter of demands and resolutions to the C&AG of India through proper channel.

Implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission

Government has decided to implement the much awaited 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations with effect from 1st January 2016. Government notification is expected to be issued before 27th July 2016. It is understood that the demand of IA&AD employees for grant of GP 5400 after 4 years service in GP 4800 has been included this time. Date of Annual increment will be on 1st January and 1st July. Disputed issues viz. fitment formula, minimum pay and allowances are referred to a sub-committee to study and recommend within four months. Delay in payment of revised allowances may result in huge loss to the employees.

Next National Executive Meeting

Report of the sub-committee appointed by the Union cabinet is expected in October. Hence, it is decided to hold the first National Executive meeting of the present committee at Ranchi on 22nd October 2016 to analyse the pros and cons of 7CPC after implementation.

With regards,

 

L.S. Sujith Kumar

Secretary General

 

 

Annexure 1

National Audit Federation

10th Biennial Conference, New Delhi from 16 to 18 July 2016

Charter of demands

1. Cadre restructuring –            Comprehensive Cadre restructuring shall be done in IA&AD – increase promotional avenues for Group B officers, allow time bound promotion for AAOs on completion of 6 years service
2. Sector-wise reorganising

of Audit Offices –                Review of implementation – Define sector as per list of major-minor head and bring uniformity.

3. Departmental Examinations:

SAS Examination –               Allow unlimited chances, provide model question papers, remove negative marking scheme, reduce pass percentage and allow SAS passed candidates from audit offices to excise option for posting in offices of their choice as per Recruitment Rule.

CPD/RAE/
Incentive examinations –      Allow unlimited chances, remove negative marking scheme

4. UN Audit –Dies-non shall not be treated as ineligibility for applying to overseas deputations including UN Audit.
5. Supervisor cadre –                 Regularize temporary promotions (additional 6%) given in the cadre, Reversion shall not be given to those who already promoted and Increase quota to 20 per cent of the sanctioned strength of AAOs
6. Streamline promotion of Hindi translators, Grant Grade Pay 5400/- to Hindi Officers
7. Restore unilateral Transfer, atleast in a phased manner
8. Direct recruitment in Sr. Auditor cadre – Increase promotional quota
9. Merge Auditor with Sr. Auditor cadre and grant Grade pay 4600
10. Allow promotion for DEOs to Auditor Cadre
11. Merge Local Fund Audit with Civil Audit in Jharkhand and West Bengal offices
12. Sports quota recruitment – include the game of Volley ball also in the recruitment list


Resolutions

Departmental Issues

  1. Implement Cadre restructuring
  2. Review of Sectoral wise Reorganisation of Audit offices
  3. Unilateral Transfer
  4. Thanks letter to host units

Common front Issues

  1. Pay all Allowances in the revised rate from the date of implementation of 7CPC recommendations.
  2. Enhance insurance coverage with low premium
  3.                   Improve CGHS facilities

 (L.S. Sujith Kumar)

  Secretary General

 

Annexure 2

National Audit Federation

Elected office bearers for the period 2016-18

Sl.No. Name of Post Name of Candidate Unit address
1. President A.K. Das Hqrs. Office, NAF, New Delhi
2. Vice President Ravi Shankar Cat II, AG Maharashtra, Nagpur
3. Secretary General L.S. Sujith Kumar Cat II, PAG Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
4. Addl. Secy. General N. Shiva kumar Cat III, PAG Karnataka, Bangalore
5. Assistant Secretary General Ajay Deep Gulati Cat II, PAG Madhyapradesh, Gwalior
6. Assistant Secretary General Utpal Bandopadhyay Cat III, PAG Jharkhand, Ranchi
7. Assistant Secretary General Mahesh Sharma Cat III, PAG Haryana, Chandigarh
8. Treasurer G.K. Sunil Cat III, PAG Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Branch Secretaries :-

Sl. No. Branch name Name of Person Office Addres
1 Civil Branch Jai Shankar Kumar Cat II, DGA (CR), New Delhi
2 Railway P Basumatary Cat III, NF Railway Maligaon, Assam
3 Commercial & Defence Kundan Singh Cat III, ESM & SD New Delhi
4 P&T Vacant

Zonal Secretaries :-

Sl. No. Zone Name Name of Person Office Addres
1 East B.N. Dubey Cat III, PAG Patna, Bihar
2 West Anil Khaparde Cat III, ESM & SD, Mumbai
3 North Parmal Singh Cat III, PAG. Punjab, Chandigarh
4 South Goverdhan Reddy Cat III, PAG AP, Hyderabad
5 North East Arabinda Saha Cat III, AG Tripura, Agartala
6 Central Rituraj Cat III, PAG Chattisgarh, Raipur

L.S. Sujith Kumar

 Secretary General

 

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