JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF
ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS
AUDIT LEKHA BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, P.O. VASUNDHARA, DT. GHAZIABAD, U.P, 201012
Ph. 0120-2881727/011-2578 5070
No: JAC/Circular-09/2009 Dated: 9th December 2009
Chief Executive of Constituent Organization &
Conveners, of local JACs.
A meeting of the apex level JAC was held on 8th December 2009 at Delhi. The meeting was attended by the following leaders.
1. Com. M. S. Raja, Chairman and Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association,
2. Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener and Secretary General, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association,
3. Com. P. Rajanayagam, General Secretary, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association,
4. Com. N. Srinivasan, General Secretary, All India Railway Accounts Staff Association,
5. Com. S. Mohan, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Officers Association,
6. Com. A. K. Mehta, Vice President, AICAEA,
7. Com. (Mrs) Kalpana Dutta, Convener, Women's Committee, AICAEA,
8. Com. (Mrs) Kamlesh Kumari, Secretary, NFCAA,
9. Com. Partha Bhattacharjee, Working President, AIRASA and
10. Com. A. S. Rawat, Asstt Secy General, AIA & A Association
At the very outset, the meeting reviewed the decisions taken in the last meeting held on 1st October 2009 and status of such decisions. It was observed by the meeting that although all constituents of apex JAC had endorsed the call to observe demand day on 5th November 2009 in support of the 7 point Charter of Demands, very few Units and Branches of the Constituents of apex JAC responded to the call. The tour programme decided by the apex JAC was implemented partially.
The meeting thereafter, reviewed the situation developed consequent on the Grant of higher Pay Scales to Central Secretariat Assistants retrospectively by the Government of India with effect from 01-01-2006 thereby further disturbing the parity between the Central Secretariat cadres and the Accounts and Audit Cadres. Ignoring the recommendations of VI CPC, Government has denied the legitimate Pay Scales to Accountants, AAOs and Private Secretaries of Accounts and Audit Organizations. Further the Government has unilaterally upgraded the Pay Scale of Assistants in PB-2 (ie Grade Pay 4600) disregarding the recommendation of 6 CPC to grant absolute party between similarly placed personal employed in field offices and in the Secretariat.
The meeting also discussed the non-cooperative attitude of the different authorities of Accounts and Audit Organizations who are reluctant to consider the issue of Grant of higher Sale and Group-A status to AO/SAOs and recommend for Grant of parity between the Accounts/Audit Cadres and Central Secretariat Cadres.
The meeting after thorough deliberations unanimously concluded that the Accounts and Audit Employees and officers are not having any other alternative but to resort to industrial action against the discrimination. The considered opinion of the Apex JAC is that the proposed industrial action should take place in the 1st half of March 2010.
The Apex JAC further decided that to prepare the employees and officers for an industrial action effective campaign programmes should be taken up such as:
1. Revival of local JACs:-
Branch and Unit level Chief Executive of all Constituents at each station shall meet immediately after the receipt of this Circular and revive local JACs.
2. Campaign Week from: - 4th to 8th January 2010
Campaign week shall be observed from 4th to 8th January 2009. During this week, membership shall be mobilized by organizing different programmes like floor meeting Gate meeting, Lunch lour meeting etc. (Campaign material shall be circulated by the apex JAC)
3. Demands Day on 21 – 01 – 2010
On this day all Units/Branches shall submit charter of demands in the from of memorandum to the local heads of the Department after a massive lunch hour demonstration
4. Visit to stations:-
During the period of December, 2009 and January, 2010 apex JAC Leaders shall visit following stations:-
M. S. Raja, Chairman plus representatives from other constituents
Mumbai, Bangalore & Nagpur
V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, plus representatives from other Constituents
Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Hyderabad
P. Rajanayagam, General Secy. AIPAEA plus representatives of other constituents
Trivandrum, Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore
N. Srinivasan, General Secy, AIRASA plus representatives of other constituents.
It has further been decided that, while visiting Kolkata, Convener shall contact the leaders of All India Defence Accounts Employees Association and request them to join the movement once again.
The meeting adopted a resolution on the demand of putting the Financial Advisor of the Postal Board as Cadre Controlling authority for the recently merged telecom and Postal Accounts cadre to be the Postal authorities
Before Concluding, the meeting decided that the apex JAC shall meet at Jaipur in the first week of February 2010 i.e. one day ahead of the AIC of All India Audit & Accounts Association and finalize the date of strike
With warm greetings,