Sunday, January 19, 2014

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATIONS
(All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category –II)
17/2–C, P & T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi-110001


No. NFCAA/HQ/A-1/2014/Cir-2                                                                   Dated: 20th January, 2014

To
            All Federal Executive Members,
            All Women Committee Members,
All Branch Secretaries of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat- II.

Dear Comrades,

SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON 21st JANUARY 2014
 FOR
48 HRS. STRIKE ON 12TH AND 13TH FEBRUARY 2014

            As decided in the Federal Executive meeting of NFCAA held at New Delhi on 11th and 12th January 2014, the Strike notice shall be served by the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association category II jointly on 21st January 2014. 
As per the decision, all Branches are requested to organize centralized demonstration at each Branch Headquarters and forward the strike notice to all heads offices falling under their jurisdiction.
The draft of the letter of intimation on strike  is annexed to this circular which is to be served to the local head of offices as well as to head of  Offices situated in outstations also by the Branches. According to  our decisions taken at our  Meeting, all Branch Secretaries are requested to download the text, fill up the relevant portions and then forward the letter along with the enclosures, without fail and report on this may be furnished to Hqrs, immediately.
With warm greetings,



(V.Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General

 

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
                                       ……………Branch
             All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category –II
……………Branch

No.                                                                                                                    dated 21-01-2014

To
            ……………………………
            …………………………..
            …………………………..


Subject: - Two Days Strike on 12th and 13th February 2014 – regarding
Sir/madam,

            We, the undersigned, have been directed to forward herewith the copy of the Strike notice served by the Central Headquarters of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association category II  to the Controller General of Accounts on 21st January 2014 for your information please.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
 Enclo ;- as above.
(                      )                                                                                                          (                        )
Branch Secretary                                                                                                        Branch Secretary
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association           All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II



(COPY)
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL HEADQUARTER
Phone No. 23345070, Mob. No. 9868520926, e-mail:- v.aicaea@gmail.com

Central Office: -                                                                            Address for Communication:-
16-A, Akbar Road Hutments,                                                               17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
New Delhi: - 110011                                                                                                 Kali Bari Marg,
New Delhi-110001
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II
CENTRAL HEADQUARTER
Zonal Accounts Office , CBDT,
Sanjuan Towers, Old Railway Station Road
Cochin- 682018
No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2014/  38-39                                                                  Dated: 21ST January, 2014

To,
            Shri Jawahar Thakur,
Controller General of Accounts,
            Ministry of Finance,
            Department of Expenditure,
            Loknayak Bhawan,
            Khan Market,
            New Delhi - 110003

           
Subject: - Two Days Strike on 12th and 13th February 2014 – regarding
Sir,
            The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers’ has decided to organize 2 days strike on 12th and 13th February 14 in pursuance of its charter of demands.
            The All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II being an affiliates of the Confederation, all members of these Associations will go on strike (for 48 hours) on 12th and 13th February 2014.
            The Charter of Demands in support of which the employees shall go on two days strike on 12th and 13th February 2014 is annexed herewith.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully
Enclo as above

  (G.K.Nair)                                                                                                                    (V.Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General                                                                                                       Secretary General
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association           All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II

CHARTER OF DEMANDS
PART I
1.       Accept the terms of reference of 7th CPC, submitted by the staff side, National Council JCM.
(a)    To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits of various categories of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Postal Department.
(b)   To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees including GDS as on 1.1.2014.
(c)    The Commission shall determine the pay structure, benefits, facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.
(d)    To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees including GDS.
(e)    To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief immediately to be merged with Pay and pension including GDS.
(f)     To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.
(g)    To work out the improvements needed to the existing  retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family  pension and other terminal or recurring  benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.
(h)    To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.
2.  Ensure every five year revision of wages of Central Government Employees in future.
3.  (a) Regularization of Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department and grant of Civil Servant status, statutory pension and all other benefits at par with regular employees.
     (b)  Regularization and revision of wages of casual and contract workers.
4.   Compassionate appointment – removal of restrictions imposed by Government.
5.  JCM and Anomaly Committee Functioning.
6.  Fill up all vacant posts and creation of new posts wherever justified.
7.  Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatization of Government functions.
8.  Stop the move to introduce performance related Pay (PRP) system, Extend PLB Bonus for all, removing bonus ceiling.
9.   Revise OTA and Night Duty Allowance rates and clothing rates.
10. Implement arbitration awards.
11. Five promotions to all.
12. Rescind the PFRDA Act. Ensure statutory Pension for all.
13. Stop price rise. Revive and extend public distribution system for all.
14. Stop trade Union victimization.
15.  Ensure Right to strike.

  
PART II
1.      Pay arrears of Pay from 1st Jan 1996 to 18th Feb 2003 as directed by Courts to audit & accounts cadres.
2.      i) Upgrade LDC as Audit/Accounts Assistant and merge Auditor/Accountant and SA
ii) Grant the following pay scales to Audit & Accounts Cadres
                                                Audit/Accounts Asstt - GP 2400. PB 1
                                                SA                                 - GP 4600, PB2
                                                AAO                                - GP 5400, PB2
                                                AO                                 - GP 6600, PB3
                                                SAO                                 - GP 7600, PB4
iii) Grant ACP on departmental hierarchy basis
iv) Grant one increment and Grade pay of Rs: - 5400 from the day of passing AAO/SOG examination
  v) Grant three increments on passing departmental confirmatory examination.






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 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATIONS
(All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category –II)
17/2–C, P & T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi-110001


No. NFCAA/HQ/A-1/2014/Cir-1                                                                   Dated: 19th January, 2014

To
            All Federal Executive Members,
            All Women Committee Members,
All Branch Secretaries of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat- II

Dear Comrades,

FEDERAL EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD ON 11TH AND 12TH JANUARY 2014 ENDORSED THE CALL OF
48 HRS STRIKE ON 12TH AND 13TH FEBRUARY 2014
GIVEN BY THE CONFEDERATION
                                                                            AND       
CALL OF DAY LONG DHARNA ON 29TH JANUARY 2014 AND OTHER
ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIONS GIVEN BY APEX JAC

            The Federal Executive meeting of NFCAA was held at Chug Dharamsala, New Delhi on 11th and 12th January 2014. Com. T. Janardanan, President, NFCAA presided over the meeting .  Ignoring the chilly cold condition, Federal Executive members from Lucknow, Shillong Guwahati, Kolkata, Cochin, Chennai and Mumbai attended the meeting. However, a good number of Federal Executive members remained absent without intimation. This Federal Executive meeting was held as a follow up of the one day Dharna organised by the Confederation at Jantar Mantar New Delhi on 9th January 2014 in support of the 15 Point Charter of Demands, extended National Executive meeting of the Confederation held on 10th January 2014 and the Joint National Executive meeting of constituents of apex JAC held on 11th January 2014.
            Com. K. Venkatasubramanian, President, Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Secretary General,  Com. N.K. Sharma, Finance Secretary, Com. S.C. Bamrara, Asstt. Secretary General, (all from AICAEA), Com. A.K. Mehta, President, Com. G.K. Nair, Secretary General, Com.V.K. Keshri, Asstt. Secretary General, (all from AICAEA Cat-II), Com. Smti Kamlesh Kumari, Vice Chairperson, Women Sub-Committee, NFCAA and almost all office Bearers of AICAEA, Delhi Branch participated in the Dharna held at Jantar Mantar on 9th January 2014.
            In the extended National Executive meeting of Confederation held on 10th January 2014,  Com. K. Venkatasubramanian, President, AICAEA, Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, AICAEA, Com. A.K. Mehta, President, AICAEA Cat-II, Com. G.K. Nair, Secretary General, AICAEA, Cat-II attended as authorized representatives.
In the Joint National Executive meeting held under the banner of apex JAC on 11th January 2014, 22 Federal Executive members from different parts of country attended.
Agenda No:1
Review of the last meeting held on 20th and 21st September 2013
Before discussing the fresh items of agenda meeting reviewed the decisions taken in the extended Federal Executive meeting held on 20th and 21st September 2013.
·         The meeting was attended by 67 Federal/National Executive/Women Committee members and nominated representatives of Branches.
·         The meeting was inaugurated by Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.
·         The decision taken to seek Strike Ballot from the members for resorting to indefinite strike was not implemented as the Confederation suspended the decision temporarily after the announcement of 7th CPC by the Government.
·         Signature campaign against the transfer of 5 Sr. Acctts. of PAO (Ptg), Delhi to different other stations was implemented. However, expected numbers of signatures had not been received so also was the position of Block badge wearing. The protest memorandum containing more than 2000 signatures was handed over to CGA on 12th October 2013. The call of Branch wise Dharna on 22nd October 2013 on the same issue was implemented by very few Branches. However, CGA finally discussed the matter with Secretary General and settled it before Diwali festival responding to the demand placed by the Secretary General before him.
·         Resolution forwarded to CGA demanding review meeting within one month on the issues discussed on 30th May 2013 was not responded by CGA.
·         Despite forwarding resolution by the meeting and reminding subsequently, Secretary General had not been relived for Foreign Service by the PCCA, CBEC.
·         The Trade Union Class organized on 15th and 16th November 2013 in Mumbai under the auspices of Confederation was attended by nominated candidates from Kolkata (2), Pune (1) and Mumbai (7). Persons nominated from Ahmedabad did not attend.
·         2nd National Women Convention of the Confederation held at Delhi on 25th and 26th November 2013 was attended by Delegates from Chennai (2), Madurai (1), Nagpur (4), Kolkata (5) and Delhi (1).
·         The decision of membership mobilization did not take reasonable progress. In the meantime, responding to the letter of AICAEA headq1uaretes, CGA had directed all CCAs to furnish the verification report within 15th November 2013.
            In supplementing the discussion, representatives from Mumbai informed that the leaders from Civil Accounts of Mumbai had played very important role in organizing the Trade Union Class.
            Similarly, Federal Executive members from Delhi also appraised the house that they were the major force in organizing the 2nd Women Convention of Confederation in Delhi.
            After review the meeting discussed the rest of the items and look decisions on them.

Agenda No:-2
Implementation of the decisions of Confederation
            The decisions of Confederation to organize one day Dharna on 19th December 2013 and relay Dharna from 30th December 2013 to 3rd January 2014 were observed and Civil Accounts Employees had participated in those programmes with their full strength.
            The extended National Executive Committee meeting of the Confederation held at Delhi on 10th January 2014 decided that there shall be 48 hours (two days) strike from 12th and 13th February 2014 in persuasion of 15 Point Charter of Demands and all affiliates of Confederation shall organizing massive due outstation.
            The federal executive meeting endorsed the call of strike and appealed upon rank and file membership of NFCAA to take part and make the strike a grand success. It has been decided to serve the strike Notice in the following manner:- on 21-01-2014
1.      Central Headquarters of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat-II shall serve joint strike notice to CGA under the signatures of both Secretary Generals.
2.      Branches shall organize centralized demonstration at each Branch Headquarters and forward the strike notice to all heads of offices falling under their jurisdiction.
            In order to make the strike successful, it has been decided to visit stations by Federal Executive members. A tour programme of Federal Executive members attended the Federal Executive meeting shall be issued immediately and they would carry-out the decision without fail.

Agenda No:3
 Implementation of apex JAC decisions:
            The meeting of apex JAC in its joint National Executive meeting decided that
            While serving the strike notice on 21st January 2014, the affiliate shall incorporate the demands of apex JAC as Par-II charter of demands.      
            Further all units/Branches of constituents of apex JAC shall organize a day long Dharna on 29th January 2014 and there shall be different other programmes like signature campaign and National Convention etc. after the strike on 12th & 13th February 2014.
            The meeting of the Federal Executive endorsed the decisions of apex JAC meeting and directed the Branches and Units of affiliates of NFCAA to implement the directive unitedly.

Agenda No:-4
Departmental problems & next course of action to be taken:-
a.      Departmental demands: - The status of the Departmental demands was reviewed by the meeting. In the last federal executive meeting held on 20th and 21st September 2013, a resolution was adopted and CGA was request to convene a meeting within one month to review the progress of the items discussed in the official meeting held on 30th May 2013. But CGA not convene any meeting and there was no progress on any of the items discussed.
The meeting therefore, in pursuance of the decisions taken in the separate National Executive meetings of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat-II held on 12th January 2014, adopted a resolution and forwarded CGA demanding immediate settlement of the pending demands. The meeting further decided that there shall be organizational action on departmental demands and Federation headquarters shall adopt the programmes if there is no response from the authority within one month.
b.      Irregularities in conducting AAO© Examination:- It was brought to the notice of the meeting that, some of the candidates earlier working on deputation basis were allowed to appear the AAO © examination after one year of their absorption. Since such an action on the part of the authorities being against the interest of Civil Accounts Employees, the meeting in order to have the accurate information has directed Federation headquarters to seek information through RTI.
c.       E-payment: - It was reported in the meeting that as per the decision of last meeting, a note on the e-payment was forwarded to CGA seeking discussion. But, there was no response. Regarding the scheme of expansion of e-payment up to DDO level, the meeting was of the opinion that, the scheme should be discussed at the Branch level and the conclusion arrived at may be sent to headquarters for further necessary action.
d.      Elevation to the post of Sr. Accountant from Accountant is not a promotion:- As per a judgement delivered in Nagpur High court case, it was declared in the High court that when an elevation of post occurs due to cadre restructuring (as done from 01.04.1987) the elevation from Accountant to Sr. Accountant, given to an employee due to the policy of that cadre restructure, should not be considered as promotion.
Further, as per the judgement given in respect of the case of one Accounts Assistant from Southern Railway, Chennai, the judgement was delivered in all the levels, namely, CAT, CHENNAI, HIGHCOURT CHENNAI AND SUPREME COURT, ND, the contention of the employee that elevation of post from Accountant to Sr. Accountant, done due to policy change or cadre restructure done in organised Accounting Cadre, is not to be considered as promotion at all.
 In view of the above facts, it was decided that this matter shall be taken up with CGA.
e.      Recruitment of consultant:-  It was noted by the meeting that, CGA has issued circular pointing out guidelines for recruitment of Consultants. The Association being opposed to recruitment of consultants requested the members not to co-operate with such an anti-worker move and directed the federation headquarters to write to the authorities re-iterating its standing decision on this matter.
f.        Joint action of two Association:- In response to the decisions of the separate national executives meeting of AICAEA and AICAEA Cat-II held on 12th January 2014, the meeting of the federal executive took following decisions.
i.                    There will be signature campaign from 15th to 28th February 2014 on the demand of grant of recognition to AICAEA Cat-II without further delay and totality of the membership of the affiliates of NFCAA shall participate in the signature campaign..
ii.                  The AICAEA Cat-II shall held Dharna on 12th March 2014 on its demands and the AICAEA and NFCAA shall its support to the agitational action in all respects.
iii.                All the National Executive/ women Committee members/ Branch/Unit committee members of AICAEA shall not take accept e-payment and they shall requite the DDOs in writing to pay them in cash of y cheque.
g.      Sectional issues:- Apart from the common issues, the meeting of the Federal Executives discussed various other issues lying pending with different heads of the departments. It has been decided by the meeting that the Federation headquarters shall seek meetings with the Pr. CCA, CBEC, Pr. CCA, CBDT, CCA, Home, CCA, Supply and CCA, I&B at the earliest as more than one issues are lying pending with such departmental authorities.
 It was observed that maximum number of issues including the issue of release of Secretary General to Foreign Service are pending with Pr. CCA, CBEC and hence, in the event of non-response by the authority concerned, the Branches of Delhi shall organize Dharna in front of the office Pr.CCA, CBEC and all other Branches shall hold demonstration on the same day in front of CBEC Units of the country.
Different Federal Executive members raised the following issues and accordingly the meeting directed Federal headquarters to pursue those on priority basis:-
i.              Non-implementation of transfer policy of AAOs in its proper sprit.
ii.            Vindictive transfer in Ministry of U.D. Chennai.
iii.          Attempt of CCA, Home to unilaterally centralize the GPF Accounting of CISF.
iv.           Non-grant of adhoc promotion in CBEC setup – case of Mumbai.
v.             Pendency of transfer cases in CBEC, setup – cases of Madurai.
vi.           Refusal to grant annual honorarium to Employees of CBEC setup.
vii.         Problems of the members working under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting - cases from Mumbai and N.E.
viii.       Pendency of compassionate appointment cases in Lucknow.

Agenda No:5
Formation of Civil Accounts Pensioners Association:-
            The decision taken in the meeting of Federal Executive held at Kolkata on 11th July 2013 on the matter was reviewed by the meeting. Com. Asim Kumar Bhattacharjee, who had been elected as Convenor for forming the Civil Accounts Pensions Association is not in a state of good health and it would not be feasible on his part to visit various stations frequently. In view of this the meeting decided that a Conveners committee comprising Com. M. Elumalai (Chennai), Com. T.R. Janardanan, Com. L.K. Salve, Com. M.P. Pandit (all from Mumbai), Com. M.S. Bharne (Nagpur), Com. S. Bandhyopadhyay (Delhi) and Com. Asim Kumar Bhattacharjee (Kolkata) shall take necessary steps jointly to from the Civil Accounts Pensioners Association.

Agenda No:-6
Formation of non-departmental (casual/contingent/outsourced/contract) Employees Organization:-
            The All India Conferences of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat-II held in Kolkata from 9th to 11th July 2013, had discussed the need for formation of All India Organization of non-departmental Employees of Civil Accounts Organization. The meeting reviewed the position and noted that large members of non-departmental employees are working in the Civil Accounts organization and resolution forwarded by the joint delegate sessions of the All India Conferences to the Controller General of Accounts  in respect granting them the legitimate benefit envisaged in the Ministry of Labour dated 23rd January 2013 was ignored.
            It was however, reported that, a union of the non-departmental employees have formed at Kolkata. In appreciation of this development it has been decided by the federal executive meeting that the Branches of West Bengal shall forward the constitution of the union formed to all Branches either through e-mail or by post. Further, all Federal Executive members shall collect the number/name of the non-departmental employees working in their respective Branches and forwarded the information to Federation headquarters through their Branch Secretaries. On receipt of this information, federation headquarters shall decide the next course of action.

Agenda No:7
Organizational Review:-
            The Federal Executive meeting reviewed the organizational position. It has expressed its dissatisfaction for not taking the task of membership mobilization on propriety basis by some of the Branches. The meeting therefore, directed all Branches to process the membership enrolment in a time bound manner. The meeting also appealed upon the Civil Accounts Employees to enroll themselves as members of the Association so that the Organizations i.e. AICAEA and AICAEA CAT II are strengthened and their recognitions are sustained.
            In order to mobilize the members for the ensuing strike, it has been decided by the meeting to organize extensive tour to various stations and it may be finalized by the Secretary General of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat-II jointly in consultations with their Presidents.
            The meeting was thereafter declared over by the Chair.



(V.Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General





2 comments:

Rajiv Pathak said...

d. Elevation to the post of Sr. Accountant from Accountant is not a promotion:- As per a judgement delivered in Nagpur High court case, it was declared in the High court that when an elevation of post occurs due to cadre restructuring (as done from 01.04.1987) the elevation from Accountant to Sr. Accountant, given to an employee due to the policy of that cadre restructure, should not be considered as promotion.
Further, as per the judgement given in respect of the case of one Accounts Assistant from Southern Railway, Chennai, the judgement was delivered in all the levels, namely, CAT, CHENNAI, HIGHCOURT CHENNAI AND SUPREME COURT, ND, the contention of the employee that elevation of post from Accountant to Sr. Accountant, done due to policy change or cadre restructure done in organised Accounting Cadre, is not to be considered as promotion at all.

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE COURT CASE IN THE HIGH COURT OF NAGPUR.KINDLY PUBLISH THE DETAILS FOR OUR INFORMATION. THANKS

Rajiv Pathak said...

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE COURT CASE IN THE HIGH COURT OF NAGPUR as mentioned in 4.d regarding the Elevation to the post of Sr. Accountant from Accountant is not a promotion: .KINDLY PUBLISH THE DETAILS FOR OUR INFORMATION. THANKS