Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Com. G.L.DHAR IS NO MORE
RED SALUTE: COM. G.L.DHAR
WITH DEEP SORROW WE WOULD LIKE TO INFORM THAT COM. G.L.DHAR HAS PASSED AWAY TODAY MORNING. HE WAS EX-GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS, DELHI STATE. HE WAS ALSO A STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBER OF JCM AND SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE CENTRAL SECRETARIAT NON-GAZETTED EMPLOYEES UNION.
LAST RIGHT OF COM. G.L.DHAR WAS HELD AT NIGAMBODH GHAT, NEW DELHI TODAY AT 4.30PM WITH SHOUTING OF SLOGANS SALUTING THE DEPARTED LEADER. LARGE NUMBER OF THE LEADERS AND WORKERS GATHERED AT THE SPOT. ON BEHALF OF CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS, DELHI STATE , COM. GIRI RAJ SINGH, PRESIDENT AND COM. V. BHATTACHARJEE, GENERAL SECRETARY AND ON BEHALF OF NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATIONS (NFCAA) COM. RAVINDER KUMAR, WORKING PRESIDENT AND COM DHARAM PAL SINGH, ASSTT. SECY. GENERAL, AICAEA OFFERED FLORAL TRIBUTE TO THE DEPARTED LEADER.
WE OFFER RED SALUTE TO COM. G.L.DHAR AND DEEP CONDOLENCE TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY MEMBERS.
CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS CICULAR NO. COC/CA/2018/Circular -5 dated 05-06-2018
CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE (COC)
CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS
National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations (NFCAA)
[All India Civil Accounts Employees Association]
[All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II]
[All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil)]
Central Office: - Address for Communication:
16-A, Akbar Road Hutments, 17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
New Delhi: - 110011 Kali Bari Marg,
No.COC/CA/2018/Circular-5 Dated: 05.06.2018
The Federal Executive members/ National Executive
/Branch Secretaries of NFCAA and AIAPAO(C) and conveners of COCs
REPORT NOT SUBMITTED
INTERNAL CADRE REVIEW COMMITTEE
AFTER FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS
ORGANIZE PROTEST DEMONSTRATION
CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEES ON 15TH JUNE 2018
WEEK-LONG AREA WISE DEMONSTRATION
IN DELHI FROM 11TH TO 15TH JUNE 2018
You are aware, due to sustained united struggle of the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II and All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officer (Civil) under the banner of Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees & Officers Associations for nearly a year, the Controller General of Accounts for the purpose of under taking Cadre Review of Group B&C cadres after of 42 years of the existence of Civil Accounts Organization, appointed an Internal Cadre Review Committee on 16th January, 2018 and directed it to submit its recommendations within a period of three months.
But within this three months the Internal Cadre Review Committee did not do any work except conducting 2/3 meetings with the official side of different departments and representatives of a few Associations. The representatives of All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officer (Civil) and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association were invited on 14th March 2018 for a brief discussion. They did not invite All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II on the plea of being not recognized.
However, being responsible employees organizations, the representatives of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officer (Civil) had committed to submit their independent proposals for Cadre Review to the Internal Cadre Review Committee within a month’s time.
Accordingly, the Co-ordination Committee had met consecutively on 5th & 9th April 2018 in Mumbai and Delhi respectively and the independent Associations i.e. NFCAA represented by AICAEA and AICAEA Cat-II and AIAPAO(Civil) had submitted their proposals within 20th April 2018. The Co-ordination Committee, in endorsement of the proposals submitted by the NFCAA and the All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officer (Civil) submitted a consolidated proposal on 2nd May, 2018. In the meantime the Controller General of Accounts vide an order dated 19.04.2018 had enhanced the tenure of Internal Cadre Review Committee upto 15th August, 2018.
As such all the affiliates of COC wrote to Controller General of Accounts to direct the Internal Cadre Review Committee to submit its report to Controller General of Accounts within 31st May, 2018.
Following the submissions of the proposals, all the constituents of Co-ordination Committee and the Co-ordination Committee itself vide letter No:- COC/CA/2017/Corr-5 dated 14.05.2018 had requested Controller General of Accounts to ask the Internal Cadre Review Committee to submit its report to Controller General of Accounts within 31st May 2018 on the ground that, after submissions of the proposals by All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II and All India Association of Pay and Accounts Office (Civil), the Internal Cadre Review Committee is left to complete only 20% works.
But unfortunately, Controller General of Accounts has ignored the request of the Co-ordination Committee and its affiliates and the Internal Cadre Review Committee has not submitted its report till we prepare this Circular.
The headquarters of affiliates of the Co-ordination Committee took the matter very seriously due to the reason that, when the Internal Cadre Review Committee was initially appointed for a period of three month’s only and all required informations and data have been made available to the Internal Cadre Review Committee by the three major Service Associations, there is no reason that the Internal Cadre Review Committee should continue to function for a period of more them seven months. Therefore, situation if this allowed to continue without any protest, the Cadre Review of Group B&C cadres shall not be there for another two more years.
Under the above circumstances, the Co-ordination Committee has decided the following:-
1. Protest demonstration on 15th June 2018:-
All local/state/branch level Co-ordination Committee shall organize a joint lunch hour demonstration at every station in a centrally located place in which right from Sr. AO to MTS shall take part and send a Resolution to Controller General of Accounts.
Delhi being wide spread, the Co-ordination Committee of Delhi shall plan and organize demonstration in different areas from 11th June to 15th June 2018.
2. Meeting of the co-ordination committee on 18th June 2018 in Delhi:-
There will be full strength meeting of the Co-ordination Committee on 18th June 2018 in Delhi All National Leaders of all the affiliates of the Co-ordination Committee shall take part in the meeting. The meeting shall review the entire situation and take decisions according to the need.
We the undersigned therefore, request you all to organize the protest demonstration(s) in a befitting manner on 15th June 2018 and ensure participation of designated office bearers of all Associations in the meeting of the Co-ordination Committee slated be held on 18th June 2018 in Delhi.
The draft of the Resolution to be passed is Annexed to this Circular.
With warm greetings,
(A.B.Sunilkumar) (Amol Sule) (V.Bhattacharjee) Joint Convener, COC and Secretary General Joint Convener, COC and Secretary General All India Civil Accounts Secretary General All India Association of Pay Employees Association All India Civil Accounts
PIB PRESS RELEASE
Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts
Posted On: 06 JUN 2018 3:16PM by PIB Delhi
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has approved the revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts. The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1257.75 crore (Non recurring expenditure - Rs 860.95 crore and Recurring expenditure of Rs.396.80 crore) during 2018 -19.
3.07 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks will be benefitted by this wage revision.
i. Time Related Continuity allowance (TRCA) structure and slabs have been rationalised. The total GDSs have been brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other than Branch Postmasters namely Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs).
ii. The present 11 TRCA slabs will be merged into only three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMs and other than BPMs.
iii. Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) will be as below:
Minimum TRCA of two types of proposed categories of GDSs as per working hours / levels
Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours / Level 1
Minimum TRCA for 5 Hours / Level 2
- Dearness Allowance will continue to be paid as a separate component, and also revised from time to time whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.
- It is decided to continue the calculation of the ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000 as basic TRCA + DA till such time a new scheme is devised.
- Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.
vii. Annual increase at the rate of 3% and the same may be given on 1st January or 1st July of every year as the case may be based on the one time written request of GDSs.
- A new Risk and hardship Allowance has been introduced. Other allowances Viz. Office maintenance allowance, Combined duty allowance, Cash conveyance charges, Cycle maintenance allowance, Boat allowance and Fixed Stationery Charges have been revised.
Implementation strategy and targets:
The revision would result in improving the wages, allowances and discharge benefits of Gramin Dak Sevaks resulting in providing efficient & cost-effective basic postal facilities in the rural area. The proposed increased emoluments will enable him to improve his socio-economic standing.
The Branch Post Offices are the fulcrum for provision of Communications and financial services in the village and are located in remote areas. The Post Master has to deal with large sums while making payments to customers; hence accountability is already built into his work. The enhanced remuneration will increase the sense of responsibility. Moreover, with the roll out of the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), the CDS network is expected to play a key role in the process of financial inclusion of the rural population.
The Extra Departmental system in the Department of Posts was established more than150 years ago to provide basic, economical and efficient postal services in the rural areas where there was no justification for engaging full time regular employees. One Lakh Twenty-Nine Thousand Three Hundred forty-six (1,29,346) Extra-departmental Branch post offices are primarily manned by Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters. In addition, Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters are also working in Branch, Sub and Head Post offices. The main features of the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks are that they work for part time ranging from 3 to 5 hours per day and supplement their income from other vocations so as to have adequate means of livelihood for themselves and their families. They remain in service up to the age of 65 years.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
STAND OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATIONS
THE DECISION CIRCULATED BY C.G.A. VIDE OM No:- A-34012/Online/MF.CGA (E)/522 dated 15th May 2018
RESTRUCTURING THE AAO (CIVIL) EXAMINATION.
APPEAL TO MEMBERS
Please discuss the contents of the proposals circulated by CGA in your Unit Associations and then in Branches. After full debate at the level of Branches only, your consolidated view should reach to Central Headquarters of the Association. And then Central Headquarters shall finalize its stand after discussing in National/Federal Executive meeting to be held on 18th and 19th June 2018 in Delhi and convey to the CGA - which is the democratic method. Nothing can be finalized on the basis of the opinions received in the Whatsapp group and we hope, all of you shall agree to this.
Secondly, according to the precedent, the existing syllabus for AAO examination was finalized by CGA in 2006 after having detailed discussion with AICAEA on 22nd May 2006. Therefore, we are confident that all officers who are reasonable will accept our suggestions if we are able to present those before them effectively.
Hence all of you are requested to take action as has been discussed in the first paragraph and strengthen the Associations by observing the organizational norms. Please remember, only a strong and united organization is capable to deliver best to its members and it is none other than the members who who can make the organization strong.
Reportedly, some individuals representing the organizations erected by C.G.A. authorities and who have no business with the AAO (Civil) Examinations but doing private business of running coaching classes for AAO (Civil) Examinations candidates are trying to mislead the candidates/prospective candidates in different manners. We suggest our members not to get themselves trapped in all these.
LETTER ISSUED TO C.G.A. BY A.I.C.A.E.A.
Central Office: - Address for Communication:-
Room No. 351, ‘B’ Wing, 17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
Loknayak Bhawan, Kali Bari Marg,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003 New Delhi-110001
No:- AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2018/191 Dated: 26.05.2018
Shri Anthony Lianzuala,
Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
4th Floor, GPOA, Block-E, INA,
New Delhi – 110023
Subject:- Restructuring of AAO(Civil) Examination.
We have noted from your website that, your office vide OM No:- A-34012/Online/MF.CGA (E)/522 dated 15th May 2018 has decided to restructure the AAO (Civil) Examination.
After examining the contents of the OM we are surprised to note that, your office has taken totally anti-employee and arbitrary approach on the matter. The approach taken by your office is going to cause serious adverse impact on the candidates already cleared a portion of AAO (Civil) examination or contemplating to appear the said examination in near future.
Moreover, conventionally, before bringing amendments in the syllabus and changing the pattern of departmental examinations, concerned recognized Associations representing the candidates for the examinations are consulted and discussed. It is on record that, before introducing the erstwhile JAO© Examination in 2006 a full fledged meeting between the official side of CGA office and National Executive of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association was convened on 22nd May 2006. But, under the aforementioned O.M. all recognized Associations have been casually asked by your office to offer their comments through email before 30th June 2018 on the proposal for restructuring the AAO (Civil) Examination ignoring the fact that, exclusively the members of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association are appearing the AAO (Civil) Examination and the changes, if any, brought in the examination system, the members of this particular Association shall be affected directly.
We therefore, record our strongest protest against such anti-employee and arbitrary actions of your office and demand for convening a full-fledged meeting between the apex authorities of Controller General of Accounts and the National Executives of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association for detailed discussion of entire proposal.
We would also like to bring it your kind information that, being a responsible employee’s organization we had never stood adversely against the endeavor of Civil Accounts authorities in bringing improvements in the functioning of the Civil Accounts Organization and on this issue also we maintain the same position. The National Executive of this Association shall meet in Delhi on 18th & 19th June 2018. Apart from discussing other issues, this meeting, on the basis of the opinions and suggestions received from its Units and Branches from entire country shall also finalize its opinion about restructuring of AAO (Civil) Examination. In view of this, we request you to kindly concede the request made in the preceding para of this letter about convening the meeting.