Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Call of NFCAA: Organize Dharna in front of the CBEC Units of respective stations on 30th June 2016 
Represented By
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
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-1/Cir-10/2016                                                                                             Dated: 28.06.2016

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

Dear Comrades,
Organize Dharna in front of the CBEC Units of respective stations on 30th June 2016

            The administration of the Pr. CCA, CBEC, New Delhi have now come out with their true colours. Instead of taking initiatives to resolve the problems they have created in PAO, Central Excise, Madurai by honoring the assurances offered by them to the representatives of the Unit and Branches of Tamilnadu through local administrations respectively, they with their revengeful attitude have now started harassing the employees in the form of issuing of show cause memos, deducting salary and threatening the employees individually.  They are also provoking the local administrations to become aggressive towards the employees and harass them so that the existing cordial relation between different categories of employees and officers and their Associations get strained and they start fighting against each other. The local administration of PAO, CBEC, Maduari has already been provoked and it has started threatening and abusing the employees instead of creating a congenial atmosphere.
What is the fact?
PAO/CBEC/Madurai was created in October 1976 with the strength of 22 Accountants. When Trichy CBEC Unit was formed in 1984 some posts were shifted to Trichy and then again in 1985, some Accountant posts were downgraded to accommodate DEO Posts. At present that Office is functioning with 8 posts only (7 Sr. Accountant and 1 Accountant) which is less than the sanctioned posts for the Office.
The PAO/CBEC/Tirunelveli was created in 2004 with sanctioned strength of 4 Sr. Accountants. The posts were filled in initially with willing transferees from other PAOs and on deputation basis. But at present only 2 Sr. Accountants are working in that Office.
 The issue of Transfer of Sr. Accountants from PAO/CBEC/Madurai to PAO/ CBEC/ Tirunelveli has to be viewed under the above mentioned circumstances. The PAO/CBEC/Madurai unit rightly opposed such transfer move. Immediately after learning that two Sr. Accountants are under order of transfer to another station, they have strongly protested against such action and staged Walk Out at the very moment itself. Not only that, daily they are conducting GB Meetings to review the situation. Finally they went to PEN DOWN STRIKE from 7th June 2016 due to total arrogant attitude of the Dy.CA Chennai and Administration of Pr. CCA, CBEC who treat the group B & C employees as their slaves. Unit decided to continue their protest until the issue is resolved.
It is not the simple question of filling up vacancies through redeployment of excess staff from PAO, CBEC, Madurai to PAO, CBEC, Tirunelvelie. Rather, it is an attempt to disturb the Association and curb the strength of the Unit Association by removing some of the members from the office vindictively. It shall be amply clear from the following -
One of the individuals came on deputation from Delhi Administration was absorbed as Accountant in PAO, CBEC, Madurai during October 2013.  For his absorption the PAO had extreme interest and done a very hard labour. But subsequently by creating psychological pressure on the official he ensured that the individual does not become the member the association. Therefore, the most pertinent question is when in October 2013 there was a need for a hand in the Office why suddenly in 2016, 2 members have been found out surplus by the local administration?  As such, it is very clear that vested interest was there behind the absorption of the deputationist concerned and that is why he left our association also.
These apart, the PAO CBEC Tirunelveli had been forced to start the work on PFMS. Obviously, for that the PAO was asking for more hands to handle the work. In that situation, a man who is well versed with PFMS work should have been allotted to the Tirunelveli instead of two members PAO, CBEC, Madurai who are not working in PFMS. Moreover one of them is physically handicapped and the other person has gone to Madurai on his own request from Chennai on account of family problems. So, these facts prove that the administration of CBEC, in violation of the policies of Department of Personnel and Training and the directives of Central Vigilance Commission circulated by the CGA through OM dated 15-12-201, had vindictively transferred two of our members at the instance of the local administration of Madurai which has undoubtedly got some vested interest in retaining the person who is the junior most employee and a non member to the Association.
In protest against this, Unit had finally and rightly resorted to pen down strike for eight consecutive days.
Apart from the actions at the Unit level, the Tamilnadu Branches also intervened and requested the Dy. CA, CBEC, Chennai. Committee members of AICAEA and AICAEACAT II, Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Branch had met the Dy. CA, CBEC, Chennai and requested him vide letter dated 20-05-2016 that the transfer of persons being totally against the interest of the office and employees as there are vacancies in the PAO, Central Excise, Madurai itself, the transfer the officials from the office may be avoided by filling up of posts in the other station through direct recruitments etc. But the Dy.CA ignored the request of the branches and recommended for transfer of two members and the Pr. CCA CCA, CBEC vide an order dated 1st June 2016 had ordered for transfer of two employees vindictively to PAO, Central Excise Tirunelveli  form Madurai
As such, the Branches of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry had also resorted to demonstrative actions in front of the office of the Dy. CA.CBEC, Chennai.
Midst all these, when Secretary General met CCA, CBEC and pointed out the lapses  in the  orders, he accepted the mistakes and revoked the orders partially through withdrawal of orders of only one of the employees who is physically handicapped. But no action to put the entire situation in order has been taken by the administration.
Following the decisions of the extended Federal Executive meeting of NFCAA on 10th and 11th June 2016, protest demonstrations had started in Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Cochin and many other places. Observing that the protest is becoming more militant and spreading throughout the country, the PAO, CBEC, Madurai and Dy.CA, CBEC, Chennai negotiated with the Unit and Branch respectively on 14th June 2016 and assured that recommendations for reversal of transfer orders of the member concerned and no disciplinary action against agitation shall be made to the higher authority. After this development, Secretary General discussed with the CCA, CBEC who expressed that the action shall rely on the recommendations of lower authorities. In view of this the Unit took the decision of suspending the pen down strike temporarily and resume normal functioning of the office. But the authorities, instead of honoring their commitments have taken the reverse direction.  
What actions need to be done?
The Tamilnadu Branches in the mean time have decided to organize statewide protest against such atrocities of the authorities of CBEC. The Branches have resorted to Black Badge wearing on 24th June; holding signature campaign on 27th and 28th June and shall stage a day long Dharna jointly on 30th June in front of the office of Dy. CBEC, Chennai.
The Federation hqrs has already sought intervention of Govt. of India including CGA on Jaipur and Madurai matters. But the authorities have not responded at all.
Comrades, the attacks on Madurai and Jaipur Units are the indications of the attitude of the present Civil Accounts authorities. The Civil Accounts authorities of Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Ministry of HRD have also adopted various anti-employee approaches. In this condition, if we do not stand unitedly and resist the authorities as one, the attack shall be shaper and wide spread. 
In view of these situations we have decided in consultation with the leaders of different Branches that the Branches shall organize Dharna in front of the CBEC Units of respective stations on 30th June 2016 and hand over a resolution to the local authority with endorsement of its copies to all concerned.
With warm greetings,

Secretary General

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