N.F.C.A.A. CIRCULAR NO. 6 OF 2018
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATIONS
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All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS: NEW DELHI
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category -II
CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS: MUMBAI
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No. NFCAA/HQ/A-1/Cir-6/2018 Dated: 26.04.2018
All Federal Executive Members,
All Women Committee Members,
All Branch Secretaries of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat- II
All Unit Secretaries of AICAEA
DECISIONS OF EXTENDED FEDERAL EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD IN MUMBAI ON 4TH & 5TH APRIL 2018
As scheduled, the extended federal executive meeting of National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations was held in Mumbai on 4th & 5th April 2018. 31 (Thirty One) Federal Executive member, Branch Secretaries from different Branches, permanent invitees and observers attended the meeting. The meeting of 4th April 2018 was presided over by a presidium composed of Com. Ravinder Kumar, Working President, Com. Ajit Huparikar, President, AICAEA and Com. Chinmay Mukhapadhyay, President, AICAEA Cat-II. As Com. Ajit Huparikar, President, AICAEA had proceeded to Hyderabad on 4th April 2018 itself to take care of his ailing mother, he was replaced by Com. Subhendu Roy Choudhury, Vice President, AICAEA as member presidium for the continued meeting of 5th April 2018.
Com. A.B. Sunilkumar, Secretary General, AIAPAO(Civil) had attended and addressed the meeting on 4th April 2018. Com. T.R. Janardanan, Ex President, NFCAA also addressed the meeting.
The meeting took decisions on following matters after reviewing the decisions taken in the meeting of 19th February 2019 held in Delhi. It was observed by the meeting that majority of the decisions taken by the meeting are yet to be implemented. However, the decision of holding Dharna by the Branches in front of ZAOs, CBDT on 13th March 2018 in protest against non-settlement of demands by the authorities of CBDT was implemented by the Branches of N.E., West Bengal, Kerala, Tamilnadu & Pondicherry, Mumbai and Delhi. As a result, the Pr. CCA, CBDT had met the Association formally on 21st March 2018 and settled some of the demands. The meeting therefore, congratulated all those Branches which made the programme of 13th March 2018 a grand success.
1. Decisions on Cadre Review:-
The meeting had held detailed discussion on the approach to be taken by the NFCAA on Cadre Review. All members present in the house had taken part in the discussion on the issue on the basis of the draft of the Cadre Review proposal submitted by the five members sub-committee constituted in the previous meeting of extended Federal Executives held on 19th February 2018 in Delhi. Following the detailed discussion, six sub-groups were created by the meeting with one of the Federal executive members as group leaders and had asked the sub-groups to submit their views. These sub-groups had given their opinion to the meeting on 5th April 2018 after discussion independently in their respective groups overnight.
On the basis of the discussions, the approach of NFCAA on Cadre Review was adopted by the meeting. It
was further decided that, the decisions taken by the meeting shall also be placed before the ensuing meeting of COC of Civil Accounts and finally a consensus approach shall be taken from that meeting.
The meeting had also adopted a resolution urging up on the Government of India that, since no cadre review of the Group B &C cadres was there within last 42 years, the 6th Cadre Review of ICAS Cadres of Civil Accounts Organization may not be done before the 1st Cadre Review of the Group B&C Cadres of Civil Accounts Organization is completed.
On the basis of the decisions taken in the meeting, the approach of the NFCAA was placed in the consecutive meetings of COC of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations held on 5th April 2018 in Mumbai and on 9th April 2018 in Delhi. This meetings had agreed the line of NFCCA and it has been decided to move unitedly.
Vide Circular No:- 5 dated 22.04.2018 the synopsis of the proposals for Cadre Review submitted to the Internal Cadre Review Committee of the office of the Controller General of Accounts on 20th April 2018 jointly by the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category – II has been circulated.
2. United movement under COC:-
The meeting decided that, since the achievements on various issues like restoration of departmental examination system, formation of Internal Cadre Review Committee and re-recognition AIAPAO (Civil) etc. so far could be made due to joint struggle of AICAEA, AICAEA Category-II and AIAPAO (Civil) under the banner of COC of Civil Accounts Employees & Officers Association, the effort of joint movement shall continue in future also.
3. Settlement of Departmental Demands:-
It is nearly a year, the present Controller General of Accounts has taken over the charge as Controller General of Accounts, but All India Civil Accounts Employees Association has not so far been granted any formal meeting due to which the issues of Civil Accounts Employees are moving directionless and different officers of the office of the Controller General of Accounts are totally mishandling the demands of Civil Accounts Employees. Further, the meeting held at the level of joint Controller General of Accounts on 9th June 2017 has inflicted more damage to the issues.
In view of the above situations, the meeting deplored the attitude of the Civil Accounts authorities towards a recognized Association and decided that, a formal meeting shall be sought with the Controller General of Accounts immediately and the meeting shall not be attended if it is charred by any of the officers below the level of Addl. Controller General of Accounts. The All India Civil Accounts Employees Association shall therefore, write a letter to Controller General of Accounts along with the list of the demands immediately.
4. Enhancement of Membership:-
The meeting observed that, confidence of Employees on All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category –II is increasing and thereby the strength of membership is also increasing. However, there is not point to become complacent and effort should continue to reach the target of enrolment of cent percent employees as members of the Association. The organization could be strongest and resort to hard bargain when totality of employees shall be its members.
Since after introduction of electronic method of remittance of membership subscription to Bank Account of the Associations majority of DDOs are not sending detailed informations of the remittances made to the Bank Account to Central Headquarters of the Associations, the Central Headquarters of the Associations are finding it extremely difficult to earmark the DDOs from which the subscription have been received. Moreover, this situation is leading to the problem of segregating the share of Branches and Units. In view of this the meeting directed the Branches to:-
1. Discuss the problem with the Unit Secretaries of their respective Branches.
2. Meet the DDOs and request them to send the detailed information to the Central Headquarters of the Associations with endorsement of its copies to the Branches.
3. Take all other measurers considered necessary for increasing the membership and streamlining the process of remittance of membership subscription.
5. Recognition of AICAEACAT II:-
The meeting of the Federal Executives reviewed the status of the issue of recognition of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II. It was reported in the meeting that, as per verification report available with Association, nearly 20% AAOs from all over the country are the members of the Association and due for recognition under the CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 and this fact was confirmed from an RTI reply given by the Office of CGA to one of the ex-employees of Kolkata.
But some of the officers of CGA Office being in connivance with the adversaries to AICAEA CAT II and against the unity of officers and employees sought the interventions of those adversaries illegally by trespassing the informations on the verification of membership of AICAEACATII. Moreover, under the dictate of the said adversaries, the CGA office had manipulated the membership verification report of the AICAEA CATII to bring its membership below 15% of the AAOs on roll. In this process the office of CGA has generated three membership verification reports from a single verification. It had also revised the membership figures in respect of some Ministries/ Departments and adopted the figures dictated by the adversaries to AICAEA CAT II. Not only this, the CGA office instead of taking any action on the request letter AICAEA CAT II for granting recognition, directed the nodal authorities to send fresh reports of membership verification secretly without any information to AICAEA CAT II so that a fresh record could be created with more reduced strength of membership AICAEA CAT II. More surprisingly, the CGA office desperately ignored the verification reports sent by some of the Nodal authorities where AICAEA CAT II has paid members.
The meeting of the federal executives therefore, condemned the attitude of the office of CGA and directed the Secretary General of AICAEA CAT II to write to CGA by enclosing all relevant documents and seek his intervention.
6. Foreign Service of Secretary General:-
So far as the issue of putting Secretary General of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association to Foreign Service once again, the meeting after deliberation has directed the Federal Executives stationed in Delhi to take the stock of the situation and appraise the Federal Executives for taking further steps.
7. Units/Branch Conferences and Branch Level Women Convention:-
Branches of both All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II have been directed by the meeting to ensure revitalization of the organization by conducting the Branches conferences, if due. The meeting also directed the Branches and Units of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association to complete the Unit Conferences if due so that Units are revived and reactivated.
8. 7th Federal Council Meeting:-
The 7th Federal Council meeting of NFCAA being due in the third quarter of 2018, it has been decided that, Karnataka Branches should host the council meeting. Com. S.M. Prasanna Kumar, Asstt. Secretary General, AICAEA, Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, NFCAA and Com. Amol V. Sule, Secretary General, AICAEA Cat-II shall do the needful in this regard.
9. Pendency of issues of staff at different levels:-
It was observed by the meeting that, there was an overall improvement in the problems of staffs during the recent past. There is a radical charge on the approach of some of the Departmental heads towards the issues of the employees.
The issue of discrimination in granting promotion to MTS and particularly to one of the MTS of PAO, Commerce, Mumbai who has been denied his legitimate benefit of seniority by the CGA office was discussed elaborately by the meeting. The initiative taken by the Chief Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Commerce to resolve the problem was appreciated by each every members present in the meeting. But the role played by the office of CGA and the manner in which the favoritism practiced by it was condemned by the meeting. In view of the situation developed, it has been decided that the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Mumbai Branch would explore the feasibility of taking legal course of action in this matter and Central Headquarters of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association shall write a letter to CGA on this on behalf of the Federal Executive meeting.
The meeting thereafter directed all Branches and Units to send the sectional issues to Federation Headquarters for their persuasion according to the necessarily.
The meeting was ended with vote of thanks to the chair
With warm greetings,
RESOLUTION ON CADRE REVIEW ADOPTED IN EXTENDED FEDERAL EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD IN MUMBAI ON 4TH AND 5TH APRIL 2018
This meeting of the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations represented by the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II being held in Mumbai on 4th & 5th April, 2018 discussed the issue of Cadre Review of the Group B & C Civil Accounts Employees vis-à-vis the Cadre Review of ICAS (Group-A) cadres.
The meeting noted that, as per DOP&T OM No. 2/4/87PP dated 23rd November 1987 circulated vide D.O.12.11019/16/2016-CRD dated 20th December, 2016, Cadre Review of Group B, C & D cadres should be undertaken after every five years by the cadre controlling authority. Against point No. 17 of the “POINTS TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE CADRE CONTROLLING AUTHORITIES WHILE FORMULATING PROPOSALS FOR CADRE REVIEW OF GROUP ‘A’ SERVICES” the DOP&T has stated the following:-
“While forwarding the cadre review proposals of Group ‘A’ Services, it may be ensured that cadre review of feeder posts from Group ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ be completed beforehand, so as to reflect the impact of the same on the induction into Group ‘A’ Services, whenever the same is envisaged in the Statutory Rules.”
But even after lapse of forty two years from the date of formation of the Civil Accounts organization, the Civil Accounts authorities had never undertaken any cadre review of the Group B, C & D officers and employees of Civil Accounts Organization while the 5th(fifth) Cadre Review of the ICAS cadres(Group-A) was done and implemented in March, 2015 by the same Civil Accounts authorities and it is only after persistent agitations by the Organsiations of Group B & C Officers and employees under the umbrella organization of Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations for nearly two long years, the Civil Accounts authorities have now constituted an internal Cadre Review Committee on 15th January 2018. But this committee has not so far taken any substantial step to process the cadre review proposal for Group B & C Officers and Employees in an expeditious manner.
The meeting also noted that, ignoring the guidelines of the DOP&T, the Office of the Controller General of Accounts has decided to undertake 6th (sixth) Cadre Review of the ICAS cadre (Group-A) and directed the Ministries/Departments vide O.Ms. No. A.11016 (1)/Gr.A/CGA/Cdr. Rev.VI/2018/454 dated 09-02-2018 and No. A.11016 (1)/Gr.A/CGA/Cdr. Rev.VI/2018/1006 dated 26-03-2018 to submit the proposals within 15th April 2018.
Above discussed actions on the part of Controller General of Accounts being totally against the interest of the Group B & C Officers and Employees of Civil Accounts organization, the meeting records its strongest protest and urges upon the Government of India to kindly intervene and provide justice to the Group B & C officers and employees of Civil Accounts organization by directing the Controller General of Accounts to complete the 1st (first) Cadre Review of the Group B &C cadres before recommending for 6th Cadre Review of ICAS (Group-A) cadres to the Government of India .
The meeting resolves to forward the Resolution to the Secretary, DOP&T, New Delhi and the Secretary, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi and endorse its copies to the Controller General of Accounts and all others concerned.