MEETING WITH PR. CCA, CBDT
Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, Com. S. Bandyapadhyay, Finance Secretary, NFCAA, Com. A. K. Mehta, Addl. Secretary General, AICAEA, Cat-II and Com. S. C. Bamrara, Asstt. Secretary General, AICAEA had met Shri Jawahar Thakur, Pr. CCA, CBDT on 13th March 2012. The delegation of the Associations had presented a letter containing following 12 items and requested for a minuted discussion.
But, Pr. CCA did not discuss any of the items and stated that, according to him, making all 22 newly created ZAOs functional is the priority and the Association is yet to provide the list of voleenters for those offices. The delegation replied that the list and proposal in this matter have already been submitted to Pr. CCA in July 2011 and the authorities should have recruited new persons for these posts within last Six Months. The Associations are however ready to cooperate with the authority. Junior most persons may be posted to new offices from the original nearby offices for six months on temporary transfer basis as was assured in the initial dialogue with the Association. But, Pr. CCA expressed his inability to post the persons on temporary transfer basis and indicated that benefits in the form of honorarium shall be possible to be considered for the persons who shall go to new offices. The delegation expressed its disagreement and stated that under such a condition no employee shall be in position to opt for posting in new offices. However, there may be way out in case there is proper discussion on the items submitted by the Association including the item of posting of person in newly created ZAOs. Finally Pr. CCA, agreed to hold a meeting for discussing all issues with the representatives of the Association in a date after 4th April2012.
1. FILLING UP OF VACANT POSTS:-
In every office there is large number of vacancies in Group–D (now multiskilled), LDC and Accountant/ Senior Accountant. For example - in ZAO, Kolkata 16 posts of Acctts/ Sr. Acctts and 6 posts of LDCs are vacant. In ZAO, Shillong 9 posts of Accountant/Sr. Accountants out of 16 posts are vacant. There is no LDC in the office. One MTS post has also fallen vacant recently. 42 posts of Accountant/ Sr. Accountants were there under the jurisdiction of ZAO, Ahmedabad. At present 25 posts are lying vacant.
Since acute shortage of staff has been causing serious functional difficulty for the offices, vacancies may be filled up on priority basis.
2. POSTING OF STAFF IN NEWLY CREATED ZAOS:-
In respect of manning the new ZAOs created we have already suggested the following-
1. Willing persons who have given option for transfer on permanent basis may be posted in new office.
2. Those employees who have given willingness for posting to new offices on temporary basis may be considered and reposted back to their parent office after six months. They may be posted as per temporary transfer Rules.
3. In case there is any reduction of strength due to shifting of work to new office, excess employee (s) if any, may be adjusted in their parent station only.
Persons working on deputation basis and seeking absorption and temporary status Employees seeking regularities may be dealt favorably and expeditiously.
3. REGULARISATION OF TEMPORARY STATUS EMPLOYEE – CASE OF SHILLONG:-
The issue of regularization of Shri Atul Malakar working as temporary status employee in ZAO, CBDT, Shillong is awaiting a favourable decision of your office. The matter is pending for quite a few years. All available and relevant documents in this respect have been provided by the office of ZAO, Shillong and Kolkata to your office.
Since the matter has already been delayed abnormally and the individual and his family members are passing the days with agony and tension, orders for regularizations of Shri Malakar may kindly be issued without further delay.
4. DISCRIMINATION IN GRANTING PROMOTION TO THE POST OF ACCOUNTANT:-
Shri Ajoy Kumar Bagchi, Shri Aswini Kumar Sen, and Shri Tarun Kumar Nandi, Senior Accountants working in PAO, CPWD, EZ, Kolkata had been encadered as LDC in the Central Civil Accounts Service under CBDT setup in ZAO, CBDT, Kolkata on 5/11/1984, 03/12/1984 and 04/02/1985 respectively. But their juniors namely Shri Harabilas Mandal and K. K. Jana appointed as LDC on 14/03/1988 and 05/05/1988 respectively have been granted promotion as Accountant and Sr. Accountant prior to Shri Aswini Kumar Sen and Shri Tarun Kumar Nandi.. As such, they are facing discrimination and heavy financial loss. The issue was referred to your office and the office of the CCA, UD by this Association as well as ZAO, CBDT Unit, Kolkata. Responding to the request of this Association, CCA, UD has referred the matter to CGA. Case of Ajoy Kumar Bagchi, Sr. Accountant, ZAO, CBDT, Kolkata may therefore be taken up with CGA without any further delay.
5. DELEGATION OF FINANCIAL POWERS TO ZONAL HEADS:-
The ZAO Units of this Association has expressed that, financial powers had been delegated to the DCAs and part final withdrawal of GPF used to be sanctioned by DCAs. But now the part final withdrawal of the staff of ZAOs is being sent to Pr. CCA office for sanction. It takes more than one month to get sanction leading to inconvenience to the staff. The sanction of part final withdrawal of GPF may therefore be restored at DCA Kolkata and ACA, Chennai.
6. PROMOTION OF SENIOR ACOUNTANTS AS A.A.Os UNDER 10% PROMOTIONAL QUOTA:-
A good number of Sr. Accountants' of Civil Accounts formation of CBDT set up who were recruited in the year 1978 have not been granted promotion as AAO under 10% promotional quota while their juniors have already been promoted.
Necessary action to remove the discrimination may kindly be taken.
7. GRANT OF HONORAIUM TO ALL EMPLOYEES:-
There is resentment in general among the employees that, despite shortage of staff in the offices existing employees have been disposing off the works of the offices in the form of a team. But annual honorarium is being granted selectively to the employees.
Hence it is requested that, all employees may be granted honorarium without any discrimination.
Further, employees of ZAO, Chennai may be granted honorarium to recognize their service to make the office as best office in 2011.
8. PROVISION OF OFFICE AMINITIES IN ZAO, AHMEDABAD;-
Following functioning facilities are required to be provided to the ZAO, Ahmedabad. ;-
1. New Furniture i.e. Computer furniture and computers to all tables / dealing hands.
2. New Water cooler / RO Plants with Annual maintenance contract.
3. Proper Internet connection, maintenance of server (replacement of low capacity rams) and maintenance of connectivity/ links of server with all computers.
4. Proper Electrical wiring of the office for sufficient and uninterrupted power supply.
5. Proper Training to Staff members of the office to improve their efficiency and quality.
6. Weeding out of old office records
9. ISSUE OF GRADATION LIST
The gradation lists of different cadres have not yet been issued by the office of the Pr. CCA, CBDT.
The Gradation lists of all cadres may therefore be issued early
10. CONSIDERATION OF TRANSFER REQUESTS:-
Shri Basudev Chattapadhyay, AAO, Kolkata was initially offered posting on promotion as AO to Siliguri, under Ministry of UD. But due to closure of the said Division he has been reportedly ordered posting to ZAO, Jalpaiguri.
Shri Chattapadhyay has represented for his posting in Kolkata on family ground as his mother is suffering from Parkinson disease and he is the lone male person in the family.His case may therefore be considered on humanitarian ground.
11. PROVISION OF FUND FOR LONGTERM ADVANCES:-
It has been informed by our Chennai Unit that, the office is not able to draw Computer and scooter advances due to non availability of fund.
Therefore, necessary action in this respect may kindly be taken.
12. STEPPING UP OF PAY:-
Our Units have brought it to our information that, stepping up cases is pending with Pr. CCA office. Early favourable action may kindly be taken in this respect.