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
Reference: JAC/FM/2009/11 Date: 14th Dec. 2009
Hon'ble Shri Nomo Narain
Ministry of State
Ministry of Finance, Government of India,
New Delhi: - 110001
Respectfully we invite your kind attention to the award given by the Board of Arbitration on 24/08/2004 in regard to Pay Scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants & Accounts Assistants of Railways:-
"The Government is directed to upgrade Pay Scale same as to the Assistants of Central Secretariat services of Rs: 1640-2900 (Rupees 5500-9000 with effect from 01/01/96) to all Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants & Accounts Assistants of Railways with effect from 01/01/86 notionally and actual payment from 12/11/01 the date of reference of arbitration to the Board"
As per the instructions given by the Committee of Secretaries, the above award should have been implemented or referred to the Parliament for modification/rejection within a period of six months ending on 24/02/05. However, it has not so far been implemented.
The matter was discussed in the Committee of National Council J. C. M. The official side contented that more than 1200 Crores would have to be paid by way of arrears if the award was implemented actually from 12/11/01 which the Government cannot afford. The staffside then suggested that actual payment may be from 19.02.03, the date from which Government have already ordered to upgrade the pay scale i. e. notionally w.e.f 01/01/96 actually from the above date. The officials stated that even then the amount of arrear to be paid would be Rs. 675 crores which is not feasible.
The staff representatives have been therefore, given in writing to forego all arrears and requested that the award may be implemented for the entire period from 01/01/1986 to 31/12/2005 notionally & actually from 01/01/06. Since accepting the recommendations of VICPC, Government have already upgraded the pay scale of these employees to pre-revised pay scale of Rs 6500-10500 Pay Band PB-2 with grade Pay of Rs 4200, there would be no extra liability for the Government.
The matter is however kept pending for last 3years in the Department of Expenditure.
We, therefore request you to intervene and persuade the Department and Expenditure to implement the award notionally for the entire period of 01/01/86 to 31/12/05 as it has been implemented with effect from 01/01/06.
The entire fraternity of employees of IA & AD and Organized Accounts Establishments will be grateful to you for this intervention and settlement of long pending demand.
With profound regards