Monday, November 28, 2011


Copy of Central Headquarters of AICAEA letter No: AICAEA/HQ/A-3/11/1480-1483                                                      Dated: 24th November, 2011




            Shri M. J. Joseph,

            Principal Chief Controller of Accounts,

            Central Board of Excise & Customs,

            Room No. 105, 'B' Wing, AGCR Building,

            New Delhi – 110002



Subject: Settlement of the items discussed in the meeting held between representatives of this Association and Official Side under the Chairmanship of Pr. CCA, CBEC on 4th August, 2011





            Your kind attention is invited to the minutes of the meeting held on 4th August. We are yet to be informed about the progress of some of the agreed items and those are highlighted below for your perusal so that actions taken so far are conveyed to us at an early date. Further, some developments causing resentment of employees and officers of PAO, Central Excise, Madurai are narrated hereunder for your kind and early favorable action.


1.      Item No. 4:- Grant of MACPs – Case of Shri R. K. Pillai, Senior Accountant (Mumbai) – it was agreed upon to look into the issue expeditiously. Since the matter is yet to be settled, it is requested that, necessary orders may be issued without any further delay.


2.      Item No. 5:- Compassionate Ground Appointments: It was assured that the pending cases would be re-examined and a committee will be constituted as per the procedure purpose on priority basis. Cases recommended by the committee shall be considered for grant of compassionate appointment.


It is needless to say that the requests for compassionate ground appointment cases are preferred by the families who need immediate assistance on account of loss of the bread winner. The cases are referred to the Head of the Department after a careful, balanced and objective assessment by the respective Head of Offices. When the cases are referred, every assessment is made on the family condition, its liabilities and presence of any earning member etc. by the respective Offices.


The family members of the deceased Government Servant find it very difficult to come back to normal life after the death of their beloved ones and as a normal course of action, take time to get legal and other certificates from authorities and submit the applications for appointment under compassionate grounds. Then comes the role of the PAO. He exercises all administrative norms to scrutinize the applications to satisfy himself about the admissibility and need of the applicant so as to recommend the case to the Zonal authorities and from zonal, to Principal Accounts Office. So, already a normal delay of three to six months occurs to reach the applications to Principal Accounts Office for consideration. Therefore, we request that early steps may please be taken for grant of compassionate appointments to the deserving persons.


3.      Item No. 8:- Consideration of transfer cases including mutual cases:

It is requested that an early favorable action may be taken on the cases referred by us in the last meeting in respect of transfer cases of staff including the deserving mutual transfer case of Shri T. S. Prakash, PAO, Central Excise, Bangalore and Smt. Veena Vasanthaleela, Sr. Accountant, PAO, GSI, Bangalore.


4.      Problems faces by the staff at the hands of PAO, Central Excise, Madurai

When the matter was raised at the meeting, it was assured that the matter was under serious consideration.


It has come to our knowledge that the Staff and officers of the Office has represented to your goodself on 16.08.2011 describing the misdeeds of the Sr. AO which is inappropriate and unbecoming of a Government officer.


A)    The Sr. AO has drawn Children Education Allowance for his third child which is totally against the provisions.

B)    One of the Staff members belonging to the Minority Community as well as a Lady Staff Member has complained against the behavior of the Sr. AO, which they experienced   even in the discharge of their usual normal official duties.


When the Assistant Controller of Accounts, South Zone, Chennai had visited the Unit, the Staff and Officers have represented to him vide their letter dated: 05.09.2011 requesting him to resolve the problems at the earliest to create working atmosphere in the office.


In addition to the above, the staff and Officers of the Unit has also represented to your goodself on 24.10.2011 urging upon you to take appropriate action on the Sr. AO. From the said letter it would be evident that the Staff members have become totally restless and there is no congenial atmosphere in the Office.


I therefore, request you to kindly examine the matter personally on the basis of the facts discussed by the Unit Association in its letters and take early necessary action.


5.      Non-payment of Honorarium to the staff of PAO, Central Excise, Madurai for the year 2010-11


It has been brought to our notice that the Honorarium granted by you for the year 2010-11 (in October, 2011) was not drawn and paid by some of the PAOs on the ground of Special Honorarium granted in the financial year 2010-11 itself.


In this connection, the representation of the AICAEA Madurai Unit addressed to your goodself is enclosed herewith for your ready reference. The points put forth in the representation may please be considered as the Employees of the office were granted Special Honorarium during the year 2010-11.


The Unit in its representation has pointed out that the Sr. AO of Madurai Office has drawn Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand) altogether during a single financial year 2010-11 towards Honorarium, which is one more example how he bends the rules when he meets his personal interest which is surely an act which is not at all suitable for the status of the Accounts Officer.


           I sincerely hope, you would kindly direct your good office to take appropriate actions on the above discussed points at the earliest and inform us through a line in reply.


Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely

Enclo: as above




Secretary General

Sunday, November 6, 2011





Despite our repeated requests, no meeting has so far been fixed by CGA. There is no initiative on the part of CGA to fill up the vacant posts.  Not to speak of other problems, CGA is not even ready atleast to negotiate on the issues relating to our pay scales and MACP etc referred by us at his instance.

CGA had assured the Civil Accounts Employees and AAOs of the country through his address to the Delegates of 12th and 4th All India Conferences of AICAEA and AICAEA CAT II on 1st June 2011 in Mumbai that, he would initiate dialogue and take positive approach for the settlement of the long pending demands of the employees.  But within last five months CGA did not even find time even to get introduced with the National Executives of the Associations elected in the Conferences he had attended and addressed.

In fact, CGA is moving with nothing other than his subjective agenda of imparting training to AAOs and PAOs which is not bringing any material benefit to the Civil Accounts organization and its employees. Rather such trainings are causing huge wastage of Government exchequer.

CGA attended the All India Conference of the All India Association of PAO (Civil) held in Delhi on 18th October 2011. While addressing Conference he did not discuss anything on the burning problems of the organization or pay scales of the employees and officers. CGA did not even utter a single word on the issue of grant of Gr.A status and higher grade pay to AO/Sr.AO. Instead he was busy in appreciating himself for organsing different types of trainings.   

It was already indicated by us earlier that, unilateral policies of CGA have been causing serious damage to the interests of the Civil Accounts Employees and Officers.

Non-filling of Gr-C and MTS level vacancies deliberately, bringing LDCs and UDCs of other departments as AAOs on deputation basis basically in the form of guests to the organization and offering them posting to their choice stations at the cost of the transfers of the AAOs of Civil Accounts organization and denial of promotion to the Senior Accountants by increasing the promotional quota are totally untenable.

Since the unilateral decision to introduce blanket e-payment system would also cause further damage to the employees and Officers of Civil Accounts Organization, it cannot be accepted by us as responsible employees' organizations. 

Therefore, protest day shall have to be observed on 16th November 2011 and all Branches are requested to organize day long centralized Dharna at every stations/States on that day highlighting the 20 point charter of demands. All Branch Committee members and Unit Committee members shall sit for the Dharna.