Wednesday, September 7, 2016

CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF
CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS
[All India Civil Accounts Employees Association]
[All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II]
Represented as NFCAA
and
[All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil)]

No.COC/CA/2016/Circular-3                                                                                                        dated 07-09-2016
To
                    The Federal Executive members/ National Executive/ Branch Secretaries
                    of NFCAA and AIAPAO(C)

Dear Comrades,
 CONGRATULATIONS
At the very outset, we congratulate the totality of the AOs and Sr. AOs for making call of Black Badge wearing program on 1st and 2nd September, 2016 in support of the demands raised by CCGGOO an overwhelming success. We also congratulate the members of NFCAA for making the one day strike call given by Central Trade Unions and Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers on 2nd September, 2016 a grand success.
PREPARE FOR UNTIED ACTIONS
It is nearly two months, this co-ordination committee (COC) did not issue any circular. It is because of various developments at the National level centering the recommendations of 7CPC.  We were required to observe the situation before taking any decision. Therefore, we abstained from taking step in a hurry.
Since the situation emerged now has been indicating the move to be taken by us unitedly, we have discussed the developments at the COC level and decided to revive joint actions in support of our pending demands and on the issue of Cadre Review in particular.
 We were assured by CGA that, as soon as the 7th CPC recommendations are implemented, his office would take appropriate action for referring the demand of Cadre Review to the Ministry of Finance. But, it is more than a month after 7 CPC report has been implement and CGA has not taken any action in this regard.
This apart, the issues like continuation of recognized status of AIAPAO (Civil) – grant of recognition to AICAEA Cat-II – conducting the departmental examinations - issuing orders for posting of AAO(C) qualified candidates - filling up of vacant posts of AAO through adhoc promotions of AAO(C)  Examination qualified persons and senior most Senior Accountants etc. – grant of higher pay scale to DEOs as per the directive of CAT - grant of ACP/MACP benefits to Gr-B&C employees as had been granted in other departments- improvement in promotion prospects of MTS- Improvements in the service conditions benefits  of Stenographers  as available in other departments and various other issues of our combined charter of demands have not made any progress.
ORGANISATIONAL ACTIONS
In view of the above situations, we have arrived at the conclusion that, unless there are united and
sustained organizational actions by all of us, no action shall be taken by the authorities.  We have therefore, decided to submit joint letter from the apex level organizations on 21st September 2016 to CGA and hold following action programmes. We appeal upon all to implement the programs unitedly:-
1.     Joint Lunch Hour demonstration on 27th September, 2016 in front of senior most Officer of the station and forwarding of Resolution to CGA (Draft Resolution enclosed).
2.     Signature Campaign from 27th September, 2016 onwards for mobilization of members (draft shall be sent separately).
3.     Day Long Joint Dharna at all centers on 26th October 2016. Dispatch of Signature sheets to CGA Jointly by the Branches.
4.     Joint Dharna by Central Working Committee members of AICAEA, AICAEA Cat-II and AIAPAO (Civil) in front of the office of CGA in November, 2016 (date shall be informed later).

FORM STATE/BRANCH/REGIONAL FORUMS OF CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
Since the programmes decided would be possible to be implemented effectively if the leadership of NFCAA & AIPAO (Civil) works together as one under the common banner of Co-ordination Committee, we have decided that all Branches should form the state/ station/ region level Co-ordination Committees and complete this task within 20th September, 2016. The composition of the Branch/Station level Co-ordination Committee shall be as under:-
Name:- Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Association,………….Branch.
Office Bearers:-
1. Chairpersons:-                        Presidents of the Branches of NFCAA and AIAPAO (Civil)
2.  Joint Conveners:-                   Branch Secretaries of the Branches of NFCAA and AIAPAO (Civil)
3.  Committee Members:-           All Committee members of the Branches of AICAEA,   AICAEA Cat-II    & AIAPAO (Civil)
For the better functioning of the coordination committee, necessary modifications may be done locally.
We further request all (except West Bengal where State level COC exists) that, immediately after formation of local coordination committees, the Central Headquarters concerned may be informed and wide publicity about its formation may be given so that each and every officer and employee of the Branch/ station/ state concerned could know about the formation of the Co-ordination Committee.
With warm greetings
                                                                                                    
(V.Bhattacharjee)                                                                                                              (A.B.Sunilkumar)
 Secretary General                                                                                                         Secretary General
AICAEA                                                                                                                                    AIAPAO(C)
& Jt. Convener                                                                                                                     & Jt. Convener
RESOLUTION

This joint meeting of the members of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II functioning under National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations (NFCAA) and All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil) held today the 27th September 2016 at……………(name of the place) expressed its strong resentment against inordinate delay in implanting the Cadre Review for Group B and C officers and Employees and non-settlement of pending demands.

The meeting therefore, urges upon the Civil Accounts authorities to discuss and settle following demands at the earliest.
 
1.          Immediate Cadre Review of Group-B and C Officers and Employees of Civil Accounts organization in the following manner.
2.       Allotment of 33.1/3% promotional quota to the post of LDC for Gr-D/MTS and clearing of backlog by promoting all eligible MTS to the grade of Accounts Assistant as a onetime measure.  
3.      Accounts Assistant (by upgradation of post of LDCs )  –                         Grade Pay Rs. 2400/- PB 1
4.       Staff Car Driver Gr. II                                                                                                Grade Pay Rs. 2400/- PB 1
5.        Stenographer Gr. III  -                                                                                      Grade Pay Rs. 2800/- PB 1
6.       Accountant -20%, DEO Grade A and Junior
 Hindi Translator (converting as Accountant) -                                            Grade Pay Rs. 4200/- PB 2
7.       Sr. Accountant - 80%, Data Entry Operator Grade B/
 Hindi Translator (Converting as Sr. Accountant)
  Stenographer Gr. I (Merged post of Gr.II & I) -                                         Grade Pay Rs. 4600/-PB 2
  {Recruitment of Accountant:- 33.1/3 percent by direct recruitment, 33.1/3 percent by promotion of clerks on seniority basis on completion of 5 years, 33.1/3 percent by promotion from following officials:-
(i) Graduate Group –‘D’ Officials with three years continuous regular service in the grade on passing the departmental examination for Accountants.
(ii) Matriculate clerks with three years continuous regular service in the grade on passing the Departmental Examination for Accountants.
(iii) Clerks on passing Part-I of the   Section Officers grade examination.} 
8.       Sr. Accountant- on completion of 4 years/         
 Computer Operator -                                                                                  Grade Pay Rs. 4800/-PB 2
9.       Private Secretary -                                                                                       Grade Pay Rs. 4800/-PB 2
 After 4 years of service-                                                                              Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-PB 3
10.   Asstt. Accounts Officer –                                                                            Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-PB-2                   
       30% posts by promotion of Sr. Accountant on seniority with removal of condition of 53 years of age for eligibility and 70% by AAO(c) examination -                         
11.   Asstt. Accounts Officer  Grade II on completion of 4 years-                Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-PB 3
12.   Sr. Private Secretary -                                                                                   Grade Pay Rs. 6600/-PB 3   
(Post should be re-designated as Principal Private Secretary] Post of PPS may be allocated to Principal Chief Controller of Accounts and Chief Controller of Accounts (Addl. Secretary/Joint Secretary level officers)
As per para 2(iii) of DOPT Order No.20/51/2009-CS.II (A)(Vol.II) dated 25th February, 2011 -625 newly created posts of PPS have been allocated against Joint Secretaries and equivalent level officers in different Ministries Departments participating in CSSS on functional jurisdiction
13.   Merger of the PAOs/AOs and Sr. AOs  with PB3 and GP Rs. 6600 in Level 11 w.e.f. 1-1-2006 immediately  and after two year  PB 3 with GP Rs. 7600 in Level 12.
14.   De-link CCAS from ICAS Cadre for the purpose of promotion.
2.         Continuation of recognition status/ facilities to AIAPAO (Civil) till re-verification of membership is completed
3.         Grant of recognition to AICAEA CAT II having requisite number paid members for the purpose of recognition.
4.         Conduct the AAO (Civil) Examination immediately and issue orders for posting of all candidates qualified AAO (Civil) examination, 2013 and 2014
5.         Grant promotions to the Senior Accountants as AAOs who are eligible for promotion under 10% promotion quota.
6.      Treat  joining to the post of JAO/AAO after passing the examination as fresh appointment on the basis of date of examination/w.e.f date of examination 
7.      Conduct regular DPC meetings for timely promotion of PAOs/SrAOs to the higher posts
8.         Grant adhoc promotions to the eligible persons  in case vacancies exist after issuing orders for promotion to the persons discussed in Sl. No. (4) and (5) above
9.         Settle following pending issues discussed in the formal meeting  held with AICAEA on 6th November 2015:-
(i)                     Adoption of mutually agreed transfer policy for AAOs and implementation of the existing policy transparently without any discrimination.
(ii)                   Counting of service for grant of benefit of II ACP to Sr. Accountant appointed as Accountant–
(a)From the date passing departmental competitive examination conducted by SSC
(b)From the 1st July of the next year of passing open examination conducted by SSC as per orders of DoPT and MHA.
(iii)            Grant of Pay Scale of Rs. 1350-2200 from 01.01.86 to DEOs as has been granted by the Defence Accounts Department as well as in terms of the CAT judgments.
(iv)           Removal of injustice to newly recruited Accountant in the matter of granting 1st increment through rectification of the procedure of Departmental Confirmatory test and also imparting training to the candidates.
(v)                   Grant of two financial up gradation to MTS under ACP scheme who had completed 24 years of service before implementation of MACP Scheme as has been done by the O/o the Pr. Of Audit and Director, Economic and  service Ministries, Delhi vide order dated 24.06.2014.
(vi)           (a) Grant of Headquarter allowance to Sr.PS/PS/Stenos posted in office of CGA.
(b) Improvements in promotional avenues of secretarial assistance through creation of posts and promotion of eligible persons working in Civil Accounts organization.
(vii)          Removal of anomaly in grade pay arisen in PAO, CRPF after amalgamation of the office in Civil Accounts Organization.
(viii)        Relaxation for revision of option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure for persons promoted to the grade of Asstt. Accounts Officer (AAO) after 01.01.2006.
10.     Suitable office accommodation with amenities to CHQ of AIAPAO (Civil).
11.   Provision of alternative accommodation and amenities to the Central Office of AICAEA.
The meeting resolves that, if above demands are not settled immediately, then the officers and employees shall resort to sustained agitational actions across the country.
The meeting further resolves to forward the resolution to the Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, senior most officer of the station and Secretary Generals of National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations and All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil).

PRESIDENT
OF THE MEETING





Saturday, September 3, 2016

LETTER OF AICAEA TO PCCA, CBDT 

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
(RECOGNIZED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
Central Headquarters
Phone No. 011-23345070, Mob. No. 9868520926 e-mail:- aicaeachq@gmail.com

Central Office: -                                                                                            Address for Communication:-
16-A, Akbar Road Hutments,                                                                                  17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
New Delhi: - 110011                                                                                                                  Kali Bari Marg,
                                                                                                                                                     New Delhi-110001

No:- AICAEA/HQ/A-3/2016/891-894                                                                               Dated: 03.09.2016

To,
            Shri Anthony Lianzuala,
            Principal Chief Controller of Accounts,
            Central of Board of Direct Taxes,
            9th Floor Loknayak Bhawan,
            Khan Market,
            New Delhi – 110003

Subject: - Official meeting with the National Executives of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association – request regarding.

Sir,

                I would like to bring it to your kind information that, since various issues concerning with the employees of your Department in different parts of the country are lying pending with your office for years together, we had approached your administration several times and requested to settle those issues. But, your administration did neither respond to any of the issues positively nor took any favourable action on them. As such the employees are suffering extremely and they have now become highly restive.

          In view of this situation, undersigned had met the CCA, CBDT for three times and requested him to settle some of the issues. He had kindly discussed the issues in details and assured that, he would ensure settlement of the issues at the earliest.
But, it could be observed by us that, inspite of his best effort to resolve the problems of employees; the administration of your office was not inclined to resolve any of the issues on one plea or the other.

          Under such circumstances, I have been directed by the Association to request you to kindly intervene personally and convene a meeting with the National Executives of this Association at your earliest convenience so that the items are discussed at your level and your administration obeys your direction at least.

          The pending items we would like to discuss in the meeting are enclosed herewith.

          Since our National Executive members are spread over different parts of the country and we propose that the representatives of the affected units may also be allowed to attend the meeting, we request you to kindly direct your administration to intimate us the date of the meeting atleast a fortnight ahead so that our outstation representatives could be able to procure their confirmed travel tickets and travel comfortably.

          Further, the status of the meeting shall be of the level of 3rd tier of JCM Scheme. Therefore, all authorities concerned may kindly be requested to reimburse the TA/DA of the officials/representatives of the Association as per their entitled class.

Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,
Enclo:- as stated above



(V.Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General
Copy to:-
1.   The All National Executive members.
2.   The All Branch Secretaries concerned with the request to convey the contents of this letter to the CBEC Units of their Branches.
3.   The Secretary General, AICAEA Cat-II, Cochin.

(V.Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General


AGENDA ITEMS

1.                  Filling up of vacant posts in all Zonal Accounts Offices:-
In the Zonal Accounts Office, Cochin post of one LDC and 5 Accountants are vacant since long time. Similar situation prevails in all offices like Bhubaneswar, Patna, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai etc. The vacancies may therefore, be filled up immediately.

2.                  Provision of LDC and MTS for each section of Pr. Accounts office and each ZAO:-
All offices are in need of these posts. While the new posts for new ZAOs had been created, these posts were not created. Three Sr. Accounts Officers are working in the ZAO, CBDT, Cochin. MTS post has not been sanctioned to ZAO, CBDT, Cochin so far. One Casual worker is attending all these works. One post of MTS may therefore be sanctioned/allotted to ZAO, CBDT Cochin and also other offices confronting similar condition.

3.                  Grant of annual Honorarium to all employees without discrimination:-
Many offices have not been granted annual honorarium for more than two years. Hence all employees may be granted annual honorarium without any discrimination.

4.                  Settlement of all pending Compassionate appointment cases:-
a.          Shri Ajay Bagchi, S/o late Shri Arnab Bagchi, Senior Accountant expired on 28.10.2012 Kolkata
b.         Mrs. Potana, W/o late Shri H.B. Potana, Senior Accountant Ahmedabad expired on 12.05.2015.
c.          Smt. Archana S, widow of late Sri. S. Suresh, Senior Accountant, FPU Calicut expired on 08.01.016.

5.                  Settlement of all transfer requests:-
Under mentioned transfer requests have been forwarded on sympathetic ground to your office by the authorities concerned and these are yet to be considered favorably.
Shri Vikas Mandal, Accountant                    to                     Ranchi/Kolkata/Durgapur
ZAO, CBDT, Cochin

Shri P.A. Azeez, Sr. Accountant                                            ZAO, CBDT
PAO, GSI, Bandlaguda, Hyderabad              to                     Hyderabad

Shri Rahul Gupta, Sr. Accountant                                        ZAO, CBDT
Pr. CCA, CBEC, New Delhi                             to                     Kanpur/Lucknow

Shri Ajay Pal, Accountant                                                     ZAO, CBDT
PAO, CPWD (WZ), Mumbai                          to                     Bhopal

Shri Santosh Kumar Barnwal, Accountant                         ZAO, CBDT
PAO, Printing Nashik                                     to                     Durgapur

Shri Anil Kumar Sharma, Sr. Accountant                            ZAO, CBDT
MHA, New Delhi                                            to                     Jaipur
6.                  Local transfers strictly on the basis of CGA Circular dated 15.12.2015:-
As per CGA OM No:- C-11021/63/15/CVO/Office Guidelines/1419 dated 15.12.2015 employees working in identified sensitive posts may be related after specified period. Therefore, this may be implemented transparently.
7.                  Rest room for ladies staff in the ZAOs where 30% employees are women.
8.                  Regularization of temporary status employees – Case of Shillong, Cochin and Bhubaneswar regarding:-
Shri Atul Malakar, working in ZAO, CBDT, Shillong as temporary status employee is yet to be regularized. Since all the documents sought by the Principal Accounts Office have already been provided by the ZAO, CBDT, Shillong, the regularization case of Shri Malakar may kindly be settled without any further delay. Since, there is no MTS in the office, he may be regularized against the post. Similar situation is there in ZAO, Bhubaneswar and it may therefore be also settled. Smt. Sarada aged 48 years is working ZAO, CBDT, Cochin for the last 6 years. She may be regularized.
9.                  Strengthening of Internal Audit wing:-
a.             The internal Audit wing may consist of one AO, one AAO and two Sr. Accountant/Accountant. Otherwise it is very difficult to complete the work in time bound manner. In Cochin the Audit work is entrusted with one Sr. AO, one AAO and one Accountant. One more Accountant may be posted in Audit wing.
b.            Routine works such as pay fixation, anomaly, Post-check, verification of qualifying service etc. may be excluded from the Internal Audit wing. Because, to complete these works department have to sent service books to Accounts Office. Most of the time the Audit party in tour as per approved tour programme and the service books of the department staffs have to be kept pending in the Accounts Office and it cause some grievance from the department.
10.              Incentive to ZAO staff regarding:-
            TARANG-Scheme – a free BSNL SIM card scheme offered to CBDT staff (Income Tax Department) under 1% incentive scheme on Direct Tax Collection. This facility may be extended to ZAO staff because they are also a part of CBDT collection work such as daily reporting of CBDT collection and checking of delay in remittance to Govt. Account etc. More over the ZAO staff are fully entrusted with establishment matters of the Income Tax Department. In the same way, Railway Department has provided travelling pass to Railway Accounts staff and the Defence Department also provided Canteen Facility to Defence Accounts staff.

11.              Imparting Training to staff:-
a.             All staff of the level of Group-C may be given PFMS training.
b.            Frequent Training may be given to all staff in the RTC regarding Accounts and establishment matters.
12.              Implementation local rotational transfer in respect of Sr.AO/AO/AAO:-
As per policy of CGA local rotational transfer may be implemented uniformly in respect of Sr.AO/AO/AAO.
13.              Proper office accommodation for ZAO, CBDT, Ahmedabad:-
Office building of Zonal Accounts Office, CBDT, Ahmedabad is working at 2nd Floor of Vasupujya Chambers, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad. During the earthquake of 2001 this building was severely damaged and owner of the building has not paid any attention toward repair and maintenance of the building. Moreover heavy rains in past years after 2001 have damaged the base of this building. Now building is not in good and usable condition. Income Tax Department has also vacated its office from this building due to the same reason. Building may collapse at any moment.

In revenue section there are 28 banks preparing and sending scrolls from 020 to 030 heads. Weigh of the scrolls each date is very heavy and being dumped on 2nd and 3rd Floor since 2005. These weight has crossed all the limit of safety and flooring of third floor has lost its capacity to bear more weight and may collapse at any time costing lives of staff of Zonal Accounts Office, Ahmedabad. Moreover theses papers of scrolls may catch fire at any moment as there is no provision of fire safety and security.

14.              Removal of outsourced employees working against Accountant and Sr. Accountant:-
Outsourcing person are working on the post of Accountant/Sr. Accountants moreover they are handing the work on computer using departmental software. These persons should be removed from Pre-check Unit Ahmedabad immediately, as work of PCU is conducted on the basis of rules and regulation of Central Govt. which cannot in any condition be given to the staff of agency of outsourcing. The key and passwards for operating payments are given to them is not in the interest of Govt. safety and security. This may please be ordered to stop.

15.              Proper internet connection to ZAO, CBDT, Ahmedabad:-

Internet connectivity in RAMS server not available even at the time of Accounts period. Separate Net connection should be provided to Revenue section of the office.