Friday, September 19, 2014


All India Civil Accounts Employees Association

                                          (RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)                                         
Phone No. 23345070, Mob. No. 9868520926, e-mail:-

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

No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2014/1303                                                                                    Dated: 12.09.2014

            Shri M. Pran Konchady,
            Addl. Controller General of Accounts,
            Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
            Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
            New Delhi – 110003

Subject: Minutes of the meeting held between the official side of CGA office and National Executive of AICAEA and AICAEA Cat-II on 17th July 2014 under the Chairpersonship of Shri M. Pran Konchady, Addl. Controller General of Accounts.


            I would like to invite your kind attention to the letter No:- AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2014/1057-1117 dated 19.08.2014 on the above mention subject and state that, it is nearly a month we have submitted our suggestions for amendments in minutes of the meeting held on 17th July 2014. But, we have not received the amended minutes so far. I shall therefore, request you to kindly direct your office to forward the minutes immediately so that its contents could be placed before the Central Working Committee meeting to be held at Cochin on 18th and 19th September 2014.

Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,

(V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association

                                          (RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)                                         
Phone No. 23345070, Mob. No. 9868520926, e-mail:-

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

No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2014/1251-1300                                                                           Dated: 13.09.2014


1.         Shri Jawahar Thakur,                          2.           Shri P. Sudhir Kumar,
Controller General of Accounts,                     Principal Chief Controller of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,                                       Central Board of Excise & Customs,
Department of Expenditure,                            R.No.105 ‘B’ Wing,
Loknayak Bhawan,                                        A.G.C.R. Building,
Khan Market,                                                I.P. Estate,
New Delhi – 110003                                       New Delhi – 110002

Subject: Grant of appropriate Pay Scales to DEOs working in Civil Accounts setup of CBEC.


            In pursuance of our letter No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2014/919 dated 5th July 2014, we would like to bring it to your kind information that, the Honb’le Calcutta Bench of CAT in OA. No. 63 of 2013 has directed the respondents vide order dated 15.07.2014 that, in case applicants i.e. DEOs working in Civil Accounts setup of CBEC are similarly circumstanced with regard to the parties before Bombay High Court and Madras High Court, the respondents shall consider grant of similar benefit to them in accordance with Law.

            We therefore, request you to kindly implement the order passed by honourable CAT, Calcutta and issue orders granting the benefit of Pay Scales of 1350-2200 with effect from 01.01.1986 all the DEOs working in Civil Accounts setup of CBEC.

            A copy of the above mentioned orders of CAT, Calcutta Bench is enclosed herewith for your kind reference.
Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,
Enclo: as above

(V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General
            Copy to all National Executive members and Branch Secretaries for information and necessary action.

(V. Bhattacharjee)

Secretary General

 Represented By
              All India Civil Accounts Employees Association                                    (RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA
 All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category -II
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

No: - NFCAA/HQ/A-3/2014/1018                                                                                Dated: 16.09.2014

            Shri P. Sudhir Kumar,
            Principal Chief Controller of Accounts,
            Central Board of Excise and Customs,
            Room No.105, B-Wing,
            AGCR Building,
            New DELHI-110002.

Subject: - Downsizing of existing Pay and Accounts Offices in CBEC through restructuring.
It has been brought to the notice of NFCAA that the authorities of the Pr. CCA., CBEC are collecting workload data from their field offices.  The communications in this regard were being sent to the field formations and replies received, without mentioning the purpose. But, it is perceived and feared that, the data thus collected are being proposed to be used for reducing the existing staff strength in the PAOs.
The NFCAA vehemently oppose any such move to reduce the existing staff strength. Even before any such move is contemplated or proposed to be contemplated by the authorities, NFCAA would like to highlight the following issues:-
1.         In CBEC, the authorities have never considered increasing the staff strength to commensurate with the increased staff strength in the department.  The previous restructuring taken place at CBEC, in 1983 and 2004 (approx...) had not yielded considerable additional post to the existing PAOs. On the contrary for the newly formed PAOs, staffs were diverted from the pre-bifurcated PAOs.
2.         Particularly, in respect of restructuring taken place in 2004 in CBEC, some of the newly created field formations are just left with very very minimum posts, but without allotment of hands to manage the posts which had left the Units high and dry in discharging their duties and functions, as expected from them by the higher authorities.
3.         It is a pitiable condition that some of the Units are not even allotted with any DEO/ LDC/ MTS post. Under compelled situations, most of the time, the existing Staff had to manage that functions also along with their regular nature of works.
4.         The COMPACT and REVACT software are not designed to be fully automated but more user oriented.  All the inputs are to be keyed in by the user. Authorities are exerting more pressure on the existing staff to prepare and send vast number of reports.  These reports have to be manually prepared and fed into the computer in the pre-prescribed format.
5.          It is the reality that Computerisation of accounts, after the introduction of the above packages, has not reduced the work load at the field formations. In fact, it has further complicated the process, since all the inputs are to be manually collected and fed into computer.
6.         For the last 10 years, the additional work of NPS is being attended by the staff of PAOs only in CBEC.  Authorities had never bothered to enhance the strength of staff by posting additional staff for NPS alone.  This may not be the case with the Department. Each DDO is adequately provided with support staff to attend to DDO’s office work. The revision of Pay and Allowances and payment of consequential arrears have become the order of the day.  Work in PAOs have increased manifold.
7.         The worst victims are the isolated cadre of DEOs. This cadre infact is available in CBEC setup only and the employees working in this cadre are retiring in the posts they had been recruited. CBEC authorities never recognised their services and took any initaitive to resolve their grivances. 
8.         Recently, cadre restructuring of the CBEC has commenced with sanction of additional new posts numbering around 18067. Various new field formations have been formed. This would result in creation of more DDOS and thereby the workload of the PAOs will be increased manifold.
            It is a pity that authorities have never considered the above additional work load on the shoulders of the employees.  They are performing their work at their best even though there is shortage in their units, due to the pressure of the Administration on them in finishing of work.
            Based on the above, it is our request that, the PAOs may be provided with adequate and additional manpower for their smooth functioning.
            In this line, it is further informed that in the meeting between CGA authorities and the National Executive Members of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II (which are the components of NFCAA) held on 17th July, 2014, it was informed by the Official Side that the CGA Office is very vigorously working for sanction of additional posts, at various cadres, including MTS, LDC, DEO and Accountants /Senior Accountants.
            But, it is feared that your line of action is something quite different from the approach of CGA.  
            Therefore, we request you to reconsider your plan of downsizing of Civil Accounts setup of CBEC.  Since any downsizing/relocation/dislocation of employees and officers could cause wide spread resentment among the ranks and files of our Associations, we request you to kindly discuss your planning with the Associations i.e. NFCAA formally before taking any decision.
            Further, this federation vide its letter No. NFCAA/HQ/A-2/2014/1019-1020 dated 06.08.2014 requested you to kindly convene a meeting for discussion and settlement of long pending issues concerning with the employees of your department excusively.  But you are yet to respond to the request.
We therefore, request you to convene the meeting with us on all the items togather at your earliest convinience.
Thanking You,

Yours Sincerely,

Secretary General

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