RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE MEETING OF CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS HELD AT JAIPUR ON 17TH DECEMBER 2016
CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE (COC)
CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS
National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations (NFCAA)
[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,
[All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil)]
Central Headquarters: - Address for Communication:-
2/10 Jamnagar House, C/o Film Division,
New Delhi: - 110011 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Phase –I Building 4th Floor, 24,
Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg,
No.COC/CA/2016/Corr-7 dated 20-12-2016
Shri Arun Jaitley,
Hon’ble Finance Minister,
Government of India,
New Delhi - 110001
Sh. Ashok Lavasa,
& Secretary Expenditure,
Government of India,
129-A, North Block,
New Delhi - 110001
Shri M.J. Joseph,
Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
4th Floor, GPOA, Block-E, INA,
New Delhi – 110023
Subject: - Forwarding of Resolution adopted by the meeting of the Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations on17th December 2016.
We on behalf of this Co-ordination Committee, enclosing herewith a self explanatory resolution adopted by the meeting of the Co-ordination Committee held on 17th December 2016 at Jaipur for your kind perusal and early favourable action.
It may kindly be brought to your kind information that, the employees and officers of Civil Accounts organization are eagerly awaiting for the cadre review for last two years which was never done in last forty years while cadre review of the ICAS officers for the fifth time was done in the year 2015. The Group- B and C officials are stagnating in the same state for the entire service career and some of the categories are retiring in the same grade in which they had been recruited. The only corridor for career advancement by means of departmental examinations has also been closed down for last two years. Even the officials’ qualified departmental examinations in past two years have not been allowed promotions. The 7CPC recommendations in respect of the employees and officers and employees of Civil Accounts organization have not been implemented. Though the Civil Accounts organization is the part of the organized Accounts, Government is not even extending those benefits to the employees of Civil Accounts organization which are being extended to IA&AD and other Accounting organizations.
Being extremely aggrieved over the situation, the meeting of this co-ordination committee has resolved that, its members shall resort to station wise Day long Dharna in front of the offices of Civil Accounts at different stations of the country on 23rd February 2017 and stage half day walk out on 9th March 2017 to register their protest.
We request you to kindly intervene in to the state of affairs and direct your good office to take early favourable decision so that the payment and accounting systems continue to function smoothly.
Enclo:- as stated above.
(A.B.Sunilkumar) ( Debraj Singha Roy) (V.Bhattacharjee) Joint Convener, COC and Secretary General Joint Convener, COC and Secretary General All India Civil Accounts Secretary GeneralAll India Association of Pay Employees Association Category II All India Civil Accountsand Accounts Officers (Civil) Employees Associat
1. The Secretary, Staff side, National Council (JCM), New Delhi.
2. The Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers’, New Delhi.
3. The Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organizations, Chennai.
(A.B.Sunilkumar) ( Debraj Singha Roy) (V.Bhattacharjee) Joint Convener, COC and Secretary General Joint Convener, COC and Secretary General All India Civil Accounts Secretary GeneralAll India Association of Pay Employees Association Category II All India Civil Accountsand Accounts Officers (Civil) Employees Association
The meeting of the Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations was held today the 17th December 2016 at the venue for 7th Federal Council meeting of National Federation of Civil accounts Associations, Jaipur. Representatives of the Co-ordination Committee from different stations/ cities of North Eastern Region, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, Tamilnadu & Pondicherry, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Rajasthan attended the meeting.
The meeting noted with utter disappointment that, the Controller General of Accounts has done 5th cadre review of the ICAS cadres of the Civil Accounts organization in 2015 and upgraded several posts, but inspite of repeated requests by the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II and All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil), Controller General of Accounts, has not taken any action to undertake cadre review of the Group B&C cadres of the Civil Accounts organization within last four decades. This action on the part of the office of the Controller General of Accounts is a gross violation of the instructions issued by the Government of India particularly after the implementation of the 6CPC recommendations.
This apart, the facilities of All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil) which was a recognized Association has been discontinued by the Controller General of Accounts without completing process of re-verification membership in terms of the provisions of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993. As per the guidelines issued by the DOPT in respect of various departments, the facilities of recognition have to be continued till completion of process of re-verification membership. But the Controller General of Accounts is not agreeing to follow this guideline of DOPT.
Further, as per the membership verification report, the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II enjoys the strength of 27(twenty seven) % membership of the cadre of AAOs. Therefore, the Association is entitled for the status of 2nd recognized Association in terms of the provisions of CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993. But the Controller General of Accounts is not granting recognition to the said Association.
The system of departmental examinations have been totally stalled by the Controller General of Accounts for more than two years causing serious obstacle to the career prospects to totality of the lower grade officials of Civil Accounts organization. Even the individuals qualified departmental examination for promotions as AAOs held in 2013 and 2014 have not been allowed promotions thereby causing heavy financial loss to them.
Inspite of the specific instructions of the Government of India, the Controller General of Accounts has not implemented the recommendations of 7CPC in respect of (a) granting higher pay scales corresponding to Rs 5400/- to AAOs on completion of four years, (b) upgradation of pay scale of Sr. Accountants at par with Assistants of Central Secretariat and (c) parity between Stenographer cadres of Central Secretariat and Civil Accounts organization.
Despite clear-cut instructions of the DOP&T to hold timely and advance actions in convening departmental promotion committee meetings in terms of model calendar, the Controller General of Accounts is not holding DPCs for promotion of different cadres and particularly for AO/Sr. AO resulting heavy financial loss to the individuals.
All sorts of promotional benefits that were applicable to different lower grade employees like MTS, LDC and Acctt/ Sr. Accountant etc. have been totally shut down by the Controller General of Accounts for the last two years and on account of this the employees are retiring in the same grade they had been initially recruited.
Though there are hundreds of vacancies at the level of AAOs and there are eligible persons for manning those posts, but the Controller General of Accounts, as per the instruction of the Government of India, is not even granting adhoc promotions to any of the eligible persons while such persons are already discharging the responsibilities of AAOs grades due to shortage of AAOs.
The Controller General of Accounts is not inclined to extend the benefits that have been given to similarly placed employees and Group–B officers of various other departments of Government of India. Not only this, the Controller General of Accounts is not even extending the promotional and MACP benefits granted to the MTS and AAOs by the authorities of IA&AD and other organized Accounts departments .
Despite repeated requests by the Associations, the Controller General of Accounts is not taking any initiative to provide proper accommodations for the purpose of functioning of their offices.
Being extremely disappointed, when the representatives of this Co-ordination Committee had decided to go for a sit-in in front of the office of the Controller General of Accounts on 16th of November 2016, the Joint Controller General of Accounts under the aegis of Controller General of Accounts had invited the representatives of the Co-ordination Committee on 15th November 2016 and assured that the finalized proposal for Cadre Review of Gr.B and C cadres shall be forwarded to the Ministry of Finance and necessary favourable actions shall be taken on ten other issues referred by the Co-ordination Committee within a month’s time.
Honoring the assurance given by the Joint Controller General of Accounts the Co-ordination Committee had resolved to defer its proposed sit-in programme in front of the Office of Controller General of Accounts.
Since no action was taken by the Controller General of Accounts even after three weeks, the Coordination Committee, while forwarding the representations submitted by more than three thousand employees and officers of the organization on 7th December 2016 requested Controller General of Accounts to kindly honor the commitment of one month’s time so that the Co-ordination do not revive its decision of going for the sit in on 16th December 2016 in front of his office.
But the Controller General of Accounts, instead of honoring his assurances and appreciating the justified demands of the officers and employees, issued an O.M. on 9th December 2016 threatening the officers and employees that they would be liable for disciplinary action if they become the part of the protest action in support of their genuine demands which the meeting considers is nothing but the expression of apathetic attitude of Controller General of Accounts towards the prayer of his employees and officers.
The meeting observed that, whenever the employees and officers of the Civil Accounts organization try to raise their voice of protests in a democratic manner against injustices on them or in support of their justified demands, the Controller General of Accounts, instead of becoming sensible towards their grievances, always issues threatening of initiating disciplinary actions against the employees by quoting the irrelevant provisions of Conduct Rules and court judgments etc. in the orders.
The meeting therefore, expresses its strongest protest against these types of anti- employee attitude of the Controller General of Accounts.
The meeting however, being rational in its approach, resolves that, if the of Cadre Review and Ten other pending demands are not settled by the Controller General of Accounts on priority basis, the State and Regional level representatives of the Co-ordination Committee shall stage Day long Dharna in front of the offices of Civil Accounts Organisation on 23rd February 2017 at all stations and entirety of Officers and Employees shall stage walk out from office for half day on 9th March 2017 to record their protest.
The meeting further resolves that the Resolution shall be forwarded to Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India, New Delhi, the Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Government of India, New Delhi, the Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi and it’s copies shall be endorsed to the Secretary, Staff side National Council (JCM), New Delhi, the Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers’, New Delhi and the Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organization, Chennai.
Joint Chairperson Joint Chairperson