Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NFCAA CIRCULAR No. 7 of 2018

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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-7/2018                                                                                                 Dated: 08.05.2018

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

Dear Comrades,
From an informal interaction with the authorities on 3rd May 2018, it has been assessed that the CGA and his office are not going to post of any of the qualified candidates of the AAO (Civil) Examination, 2017 to their respective stations of posting despite existence of vacancies of AAOs in those stations. Moreover, due to availability of very insignificant number of examination passed candidates, only a few selected AAOs of earlier batches who are waiting for posting to their respective choice stations from outstations shall be transferred.
Since there are nearly one thousand vacancies of AAOs and the existing employees are not only suffering from the burden of work load but they have also been kept away from their legitimately due benefits, we have suggested the authorities to take following steps –
1.     All candidates qualified AAO (Civil) Examination 2017 may be posted to their own/choice stations against existing vacancies of AAO available in such stations. - It would benefit both individuals and department/government as the vacancies of the stations shall be filled up on one side and the government would be free from the liabilities of retransferring them to their choice stations on completion of tenure and paying transfer benefits twice on the other side. 
2.     As the step suggest in 1 above shall end up with discrimination to all AAOs of earlier batches posted and working in the stations out of their choice and the Associations have always been advocating that - “a senior posted at outstation due to non-availability of vacancy at his choice station should be brought  back at his choice station vice the junior promoted later on when vacancy arises at the choice station”,  all such AAOs  may be posted back to their choice stations against existing vacancies.
3.     There is a clear cut provision in the Recruitment Rules of JAO/AAO for filling up of 10 percent posts through promotion of Senior Accountants who have completed ten years service in the grade and crossed 53 years of age. Since this process has been discontinued abruptly from 2015 without any valid ground, may be restored immediately.
4.     All unfilled vacancies after taking steps suggested in 1, 2& 3 may be filled up locally by granting promotions as “Acting AAOs” in terms of the provisions envisaged in para 4 of the O.M. No.A.32016/2/ 2010/MF.CGA/Acting AAO/443 dated 21st September 2012 O.M. No.A.32016/2/ 2010/MF.CGA/ActingAAO/733 dated 28th March, 2013 and O.M. No.A.32016/2/2010/ MF.CGA/ Acting AAO/205 dated 31st December 2016 of the CGA to eligible persons till regular AAOs become available. 
We have also pointed out that, despite huge vacancies of AAOs, majority of the heads of the Departments of Civil Accounts Organisation are not processing the willingness being submitted by the Senior Accountants for years together resulting the offices to suffer without the AAOs and the senior most Senior Accountants despite being eligible for promotion are forced to retire without having a single promotion in their entire service career. There are glaring examples from CBDT, Ministry of Finance, CAPD and many other offices where the willingness were not processed for more than a year.  Not only this, some of the authorities are not processing the willingness of the Senior Accountants at all. Such authorities are CBEC, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of External Affairs etc. Moreover, the CGA Office has added fuel to the fire. It has devised a rule setting aside the guidelines of the DOP&T that the Senior Accountants retiring within less than three months period shall not be granted even the adhoc promotion while the Principal Accounts Offices and CGA office are delaying the processing of the promotion cases on flimsy ground.
In view of the above, all Branches and Units are requested to send a Resolution to CGA immediately by
1.     conducting the joint meetings of Branches of AICAEA and AICAEA CAT II jointly and
2.      Then by conducting Unit level meetings.
We request all Branch and Unit Secretaries to take the matter seriously and send the resolution without fail. The draft Resolution is annexed to this circular.

It was decided that, in response to the letter No:- A-32017/1/2017/MF.CGA(A)/Gr.B/81 dated 19th April 2018 of Controller General of Accounts office addressed to the Secretary General, AICAEA (already circulated and posted in website) both All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II shall independently send same suggestions in their respective letter heads. Accordingly, the AICAEA, vide its letter No:- AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2018/150 dated 05.05.2018 and AICAEA Cat-II vide its letter No: AICAEACAT-II/HQ/2018-19/5-1 dated 05-05-2018 have submitted their suggestions for amendments in the transfer policy of Group B Gazetted Officers. The amendments suggested are as under.
1.     Para 3(i) - Though Gr.B (Gazetted) Officers are liable to be transferred anywhere in India, transfers may be restricted within a range of 500(five hundred) Kms. from the place of posting to lessen the financial burden on the exchequer of the Government on one side and   to avoid unnecessary stress and mental agony on the individual Officers for unwanted uprooting from the comfortable atmosphere of working on the other side. Further, criteria for posting may either be on the basis of merit list or seniority as is being followed as recruiting methods transfer procedures by various Government organizations.
2.     Para 3(ii) The meeting of CSB should be at regular intervals and the date of meeting should appear in CGA website in advance.
3.     Para 3(iii) &(iv) Prescribed Format of Option should incorporate one extra column regarding intimation in details of various relaxations allowed by DoPT and incorporated as item No. 3(xxi) & (xxii) of  the OM. of CGA referred above for remaining in same station on promotion/transfer.
4.     Para 3(x) In terms of DoPT, OM. No.11013/10/2013-EsUA dated 02.07.2015 in pursuance of
Central Vigilance Commission Circular No. 03/09/13(No.004NGL/090/225 553 dated 11.9.2013 the tenure of Officers at the offices of CGA, CPAO and INGAF should be at par with the tenure of other offices under CGA.
5.     Para 3(xii) Tenure of 2 year/3 year is strictly to be maintained from the date of joining. The officer is to be relieved from the very date of completion of tenure irrespective of arrangement of reliever, if otherwise has not opted by the person concerned. The local Head of Offices in case of encadered posts under Urban Development/Water Resources/ Information & Broadcasting/Surface Transport etc may be apprised of the same officially by CGA through proper channel so that they are also accustomed with the process and observe it.
6.     Para 3 (xiv) A smooth co-ordination is to be maintained between the O/o the CGA and two/three Pr. Accounts Offices so that a transparent, effective & hazardless process may prevail in releasing/joining of two/three Officers within the specified time frame.
7.     Para 3(xvi) Any order of posting of any officer on promotion at the same station should incorporate the ground of relaxation as per Para 3(xxi)/ (xxii). It is to be strictly maintained that no AAO (Civil) qualified official is posted at the O/o the CGA, PFMS and INGAF as his first posting.
8.     Para 3(xviii) Special attention and co-ordination should be strictly maintained between two Pr. Accounts Offices for relieving and joining of Officers at the time of rotational transfer so that any one may not take forced leave due to maintenance of sanction strength. The officer already relieved from previous office is to be allowed to join on scheduled date, if situation occurs, temporarily overriding the sanction strength of that particular office. The proposed schedule should be strictly be maintained for official/mental adjustment before the scheduled date of release. It is also to be watched so that any officer may not be out of Pay & Accounts Office for two consecutive tenures.
9.     Para 3(xx) A senior posted at outstation due to non-availability of vacancy at Home Station should be brought  back at his Home Station vice the junior promoted later on when vacancy arises at Home Station.
10.                       Para 3(xxi) The extract of the DoPT OM F.No.28034/9/2009-Estt.(A) dated 30.09.2009 is produced below.
5. "Complaints are sometimes received that even if posts are available in the station of posting of the spouse, the administrative authorities do not accommodate the employees citing administrative reasons. In all such cases, the cadre controlling authority should strive to post the employee at the station of the spouse and in case of inability to do so, specific reasons,therefore, may be communicated to the employee.
6. Although, normal channels of representations/complaints redressal
mechanism exist in the Min./Departments, added safeguards to prevent noncompliance may be provided by ensuring that the complaints against non adherence to the instructions are be decided by the authorities at least one level above the authorities which took the original decision when they are below the level of secretary to the Govt. of India/Head of the PSU concerned and all such representations are considered and disposed of in time bound manner.
So Para 3(xxi) contradicts the DoPT OM No. F.No.28034/9/2009-Estt.(A) dated 30.09.2009 needs to be correlated.
11.                       Moreover a special and fully updated module may be maintained in the website of CGA with all details viz. station wise vacancy position in offices, number of candidates willing for that particular station. This will bring absolute transparency and confidence to the Officers of this esteemed organization.
12.                       We would request you to kindly provide us the opportunity of giving oral deposition before disposing off the contents of this letter.

Attack on the working class and peasants as a whole and Central Government Employees in particular are mounting day by day. The entire working class and peasantry are on struggle path. The farmers’ long march in Maharashtra is the latest mass struggle. None of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled. The assurance given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA leaders regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is in paper even after a lapse of 20 months. Now the Finance Minister has replied in Parliament that “no change in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is at present under consideration”. Employees who joined service after 01.01.2004 are retiring with a meagre pension of 1000 to 2000 rupees only under the NPS Scheme. In effect, New Pension System has become No Pension System. Six lakhs posts are lying vacant for the last many years and now Govt. has issued orders to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years. HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, Option-I for pensioners – Govt. is not ready to reconsider their stand. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are waiting for two years for their legitimate wage revision. Exploitation of Casual and contract workers continue and equal pay for equal work is denied to them. Large scale outsourcing and privatization has become the order of the day. Privatisation of Railways and outsourcing of the work done by Defence employees are in full swing. 12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses is ordered to be closed. Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway printing presses. Autonomous body employees and pensioners are denied their rightful wage revision and pension revision due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. Compassionate appointments have become a mirage.
Trade Union rights are denied. Orders banning dharna and demonstrations are issued. The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension Rules 48 are misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees. JCM forums have become mere talking shops without any positive results. Recognitions under CCS (RSA) Rules are delayed and Departmental Councils have become dead in many departments. Govt. sponsored unions are given undue patronage. Recognitions of fighting organisations are withdrawn on flimsy grounds and trade union facilities are denied to the Chief Executives of recognised Associations.
It is in this background the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has decided to fight back these retrograde policies by mobilizing the entire Central Government employees by unleashing intensive campaign throughout the country culminating in strike. To declare the campaign programme and the strike, a “National Convention of Central Government Employees” will be held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Venue of the National Convention is Sundaraiyya Vigyana Kendra, Bagalingampally, Hyderabad.  Civil Accounts has been allotted 30 Delegates. Delegate fee is Rs.500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) per head. Com. Azeez, GS, C-O-C   and Branch Secretary, AICAEA, AP&TS Branch, Hyderabad (mob No.  09848082697) may be contacted for further details.

With warm greetings,
(V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General

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