Injustice to newly recruited Accountant in respect of 1st increment of service life – Request for redressal regarding: Letter to CGA
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No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2015/1077-178 Dated: 06.08.2015
Shri M.J. Joseph,
Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
New Delhi – 110003
Subject:- Injustice to newly recruited Accountant in respect of 1st increment of service life – Request for redressal regarding.
I am directed to draw your kind attention to the following facts for your favourable action -
1. Earlier, the newly recruited Accountants were allowed 1st increment of their service career on the 1st day of subsequent month of completion of one year irrespective of the fact whether such dates were before or after passing of departmental Confirmatory Examination. But now, due to an unscientific amendment in the Recruitment Rules in 2012, the newly recruited Accountants get their 1st increment after 17/18 months of service though they may be otherwise eligible for such increment on the 1st day of July of the previous year. As illustrations we would like to state that following -
a) If an Accountant joins in November–2014, the present systems of examination etc. makes him eligible to sit for Departmental Confirmatory Examination only in the beginning of the year of 2015. As such, he is getting his increment w.e.f. 1st July 2016 i.e. after 17/18 month from his date of joining service. The situation become more miserable if someone misses a chance for any reason.
b) In respect of promotee, there is an example that, one of the employees had to retire without a single increment in the grade of Accountant after serving for 20 months as Accountant.
These are grossly against the very purpose of Confirmatory Examination and highly demoralizing.
Under such circumstances, I would request you to issue orders to effect the increment retrospectively i.e. from the 1st day of July that comes immediately after joining of six months of a newly recruited Accountant who qualifies the Department Confirmatory Examination even on a later date.
2. It has been learnt that the Civil Accounts authorities have decided not to conduct any type of departmental examination in the year 2015 including the Departmental confirmatory test. As a result, the Accountants who are eligible to appear the Departmental examination this year shall not be able to get any chance of appearing and clearing the examination without any fault of theirs.
As this condition shall be causing a very serious dent in the service career and permanent financial loss to hundreds of Accountants, I request you to kindly appreciate the gravity of the situation and conduct the examination at the earliest.
We shall be thankful if early favourable actions on the above requests are taken and this Association is appraised about those.