Decisions of extended Federal Executive meeting
As scheduled, extended Federal Executive meeting was held on 9th December 2010 in Chug Dharamsala, New Delhi. This meeting was attended by 72 Comrades.
The meeting was presided over by the Presidium composed of Com. T. R. Janardanan, President, Com. M. S. Bharne, Com. L. K. Salve and Com. S. P. Roy, Vice Presidents. Com President welcomed all the members and also congratulated them for making the Dharna on 8th December 2010 a grand success.
DEPARTMENTAL DEMANDS & NEXT COURSE OF ACTION
While discussing the status of Departmental demands, the meeting observed that there was no improvement in the condition of any demand. Moreover, Federal Executive members of different branches had informed about the fresh attacks on the employees in different forms.
§ Denial of honorarium for checking of pay fixation and pension cases was one of the issuesand the meeting condemned the action of the CGA authorities and directed federation headquarters to take up the issue once again with the authorities.
· The issue of outsourcing, off loading, contracterization of works and re-employing retired persons in the name of consultants was discussed by the Federal Executive meeting at length. It was concluded that, outsourcing, off loading contracterization and appointment of consultants etc. are anti-people and anti employee polices. Lakhs of educated youths in our country are unemployed and they are being exploited through outsourcing and contracterization. Moreover, re-employment of retired persons at low costs is also promoting unemployment. Thus the NFCAA being a responsible employees' organization and an integral part of the working class movement of the country can no longer allow such policies to continue in the Organization. Therefore, the meeting resolutely decided to oppose outsourcing, off loading, contracterization and re-employment of retired persons and directed all Branches and units to organize protests actions against outsourcing, contracterization and appoint-tment of consultants etc.
· It was reported in the meeting that DEOs of CBEC have been made subject of fresh attack. They have been burdened with the work load of feeding 5000 challans a month in addition various other works already they have been performing. The meeting directed the Federation headquarters to take up the matter with Pr. CCA, CBEC for a negotiated settlement. However, if there is no settlement, the issue shall be fought out organizationally
After discussing above issues, the meeting the meeting reviewed the outcome of the Dharna and subsequent discussion with CGA by the delegation of NFCAA on 8TH December 2010. The meeting concluded that, though CGA has assured to convene meeting on 16 point Charter of Demands but the negotiation not backed by struggles will not be of desired result. The meeting therefore decided that, in the event of non-fulfillment of assurance of holding meeting by CGA, following action programmes shall be organized.
1. Massive campaign from 15 January 2011 through out the country by organizing Branch level mobilization programmes.
2. 24 hours continuous Dharna at Branch level in February 2011.
3. Intensified organizational actions in the form of industrial action during March 2010.
EXPANSION OF ORGANIZATION
It was reported by Secretary General that, ICAS officers Association has demand to create 200 new posts in the Civil Accounts Organization and CGA has been reportedly preparing the cabinet note on this matter. However, realizing that, without proportionate increase in the number Group-B&C employees the proposal would not be considered by the Government, NFCAA representatives were requested informally to raise the demand of expansion of Civil Accounts Organization by taking over all sorts accounting functions of the Civil
Civil Ministries of Government of India which include merger of Divisions, DDO functions and Pay and Accounts Offices functioning under the Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space etc.
The meeting, while appreciating the idea directed federation headquarters to send all relevant papers on this issue to Branches so that the Branches could discuss it democratically and send their views.
JOINT ALL INDIA CONFERENCES
The meeting of the extended Federal Executive has decided with the consent of Branches of Mumbai that 12th All India Conference of AICAEA and 4th All India Conference of AICAEA Cat-II shall be held jointly in
Mumbai in June 2011. The meeting directed the Branches of Mumbai to finalize the dates for the conferences and inform federation headquarters at the earliest.
REVIEW OF 7TH SEPTEMBER 2010 STRIKE
This item was not discussed as a separate item of agenda. However, while initiating the discussion on the organizational matters, Secretary General referred the matter. All the spokespersons from the Branches also made reference of the strike of 7th September 2010 and explained the position in respect of their Branches.
It was observed by the meeting that performance of Civil Accounts Employees in the 7th September 2010 strike was below the normal mark and needs improvements in future. Accordingly it has been decided that all programmes of confederation would be implemented by all Branches/Units.
The decision taken by the National Council meeting of the Confederation held in Mumbai on 1st December 2010 was reported in the meeting. The National Council meeting adopted a charter of demands on CGE specific issues and decided to pursue it through organizational actions. It has also been decided to have larger participation of CGEs in the March to Parliament on23rd February 2011. The meeting has also decided to hold a National Convention of Women at Kolkata on 7th & February 2010 where Civil Accounts shall have to provide at least 10 delegates from stations other than Kolkata.
In view of above, the meeting of extended Federal Executives has taken following decisions –
§ Charter of demands adopted by the Confederation shall be given wide publicity and Branches and units shall co-ordinate with their respective COCs in implementing the programme.
§ As regards March to Parliament, efforts for maximum mobilization from Delhi and surroundings shall be made. Branches are to keep in touch with their state/station level COCs and be the part of the decision of COCs.
§ 10 Women delegates shall participate in the Women convention under the leadership of Chairperson and Convener of National Women Committee. All Women Committee members are to participate in the convention as delegates. However, following Branches are to send delegates without fail-
Delhi-2, NE-2, Mumbai-2, A. P-1, Nagpur-1, and Tamilnadu and Podicherry-2.
The latest position of issue of arbitration award on grant of higher pay scales to Accounts and Audit Employees with effect from 1/1/1986 was reported in the meeting by Secretary General. Government had moved a resolution in Parliament in the Monsoon session to reject the award. However, Com Basudev Acharia, M. P. had raised objection at the request of JAC. Subsequently, JAC representatives approached MPs of different political parties seeking their intervention. The JAC delegation had also met Smti. Sushma Swaraj, leader of opposition in Lokshaba. Smti. Swaraj assured that she would intervene but, JAC should pursue MPs of other political parties also and request to extend their support to her move.
The Resolution could not be passed by the Government in Lokshaba.
The meeting observed that, there are various issues common to Accounts & Audit Employees and such issues are required to be fought unitedly by JAC. Therefore, JAC functioning at all level need to be revived. Hence, the Branches may take initiative and pursue other Accounts & Audit Employees Organization in their respective stations and give feed back to Federation Headquarters. Further, the apex JAC may be requested to meet and decide organizational actions in support of common demands.