Tuesday, July 23, 2019

C.O.C of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations Circular No. 5 of 2019
Represented By
National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations (NFCAA)
[All India Civil Accounts Employees Association]
[All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II]
All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil)
Central Office: -                                                                                                                              Address for Communication:
Room No. 351, ‘B’ Wing,                                                                                      17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
Loknayak Bhawan,                                                                                                               Kali Bari Marg,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003                                                                                   New Delhi-110001

No.COC/CA/2019/Circular-5                                                                                                Dated: 23.07.2019

            The Federal Executive / National Executive members
            /Branch Secretaries of NFCAA and AIAPAO(C) and conveners of COCs
Dear Comrades/Friends,
·     1st Cadre Review  of Group B&C Cadres
·     A.A.O. (Civil) Examination  And Exemptions from Old to New Pattern
·     Recognition To A.I.C.A.E.A. Cat-II
·     Gr ”A” Status To Sr. AO
·     Merger of D.E.O. with Accountant through Cadre Review
·     Pay Level-6 of Pay Matrix to Accountant  through Cadre Review
·     30% Promotional Quota for M.T.S. through Cadre Review
·     Restoration of Promotion of Sr. Accountant as A.A.O. Under 10% Quota
·     Revised Pay Scale to all A.A.Os With Effect From 01-01-2006
·     Settlement of all Transfer Requests–MACP–Compassionate Appointments
·     Protection against Cyber crime and Regular Training Facility for all
·     Transparent Transfer Policy in terms of D.O.P.T And C.V.C. Guidelines
·     Vacation of all Vindictive Actions in Agriculture and Vindictive Transfers in M.H.A

You are aware, from 2017 onwards we are fighting for 1st Cadre Review of Gr-B&C Cadres and due to this, the Controller General of Accounts was compelled to initiate processing of our 1st Cadre Review with the appointment of an “Internal Cadre Review Committee” on 16th January 2018. After continuous dialogue for one and half years the Cadre Review proposal has reached to finality in the meeting held on 24th June, 2019. But, the official side is adamant to down grade the status of DEOs and refusing to recommend for granting of pay level 6 of pay matrix to Accountants on the plea that it would add financial burden as if the Cadre Review of ICAS officers held five times till now had no additional financial implication. Being responsible employee’s organizations we have not agreed with the official side. Now the issue is pending with the highest authorities and inspite of their assurance of forwarding the proposal on 15th July, 2019 in the informal meeting on 11th July, 2019, Controller General of Accounts has not taken any action.
Secondly, inspite of our full co-operation, authorities have not yet finalized the modalities for AAO (Civil) Examination which was supposed to be introduced from the year 2018. No decision has been conveyed against our requests for continuation eight papers, continuation exemptions acquired in old system to new system and allowing graduate MTS to appear AAO (Civil) Examination.
Authorities are not granting recognition to All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II for last three years despite having more than 21% membership.
From October 2015 onwards, the authorities are not granting promotion to Sr. Accountants as AAO under 10% quota as a result which hundreds of the Senior Accountants are retiring without having their legitimately due promotions.
No action on the request for granting age relaxation for MTS who were not given the opportunities of appearing promotion Examination during the period between 2012 and 2017.
The Civil Accounts authorities have not taken any tangible action for grant of group ‘A’ status to Sr.AO while their counterparts have been granted the same in other accounting organizations.
The issue of granting revised pay scale to AAOs with effect from 01-01-2006 is also suffering from the apathy of the authorities.
In nut shell it may be informed that none of the issues out of the 21 items discussed on 10th April and 24th June 2019 has reached to final stage so far and we all are suffering .
In view of the above situations, the Co-ordination Committee has decided that all Office Bearers of the affiliates of COC shall resort to continuous “Sit-in” programme from 30th July, 2019 onward. The modalities of the programme shall be as under:-
1.   The programme shall be organized under the banner of the “Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees & Officers Association”.
2.   The “Sit in” programme shall be held at all stations from 11 AM and end at 4.30 PM every day from 30th July 2019 onward in front of the senior most officers of the stations concerned.  
3.   All office bearers of National, Branch, Unit levels and active members shall take part in the “Sit in”.
4.   Controller General of Accounts being the senior most officer in Delhi, the programme shall be held in front of the office of Controller General of Accounts.
5.   Sufficient numbers of placards containing the demands should be displayed at the programme spot.
The Co-ordination Committee Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations vide its letter No:- COC/CA/2019/Corr-12 dated 23.07.2019 conveyed the decision of holding the sit in programme to Controller General of Accounts. Copy of the same is annexed to this circular.
With warm greetings,
(A.B.Sunilkumar)                                                        (Amol Sule)                                               (V.Bhattacharjee)                            Joint Convener, COC and                                       Secretary  General                         Joint Convener, COC and                              Secretary General                                               All India Civil Accounts                           Secretary General All India Association of Pay                                  Employees Association                        All India Civil Accounts
and Accounts  Officers  (Civil)                                 Category II                                      Employees Association

            Shri Anthony Lianzuala,
            Controller General of Accounts,
            Ministry of Finance,
            Department of Expenditure,
            4th Floor, GPOA, Block-E, INA,
            New Delhi – 110023

Subject: -1st Cadre Review and 20 other long-pending grievances of officers and employees of Civil Accounts Organization–non-settlement reg.


                 We would like  to invite your kind attention to the above mentioned subject and bring it to your kind information that, in order to discuss and settle the 21(twenty one) demands submitted by us, official meetings on 10th April & 24th June 2019 respectively were held for discussion between the official side of the office of Controller General of Accounts and few staff side representatives from All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil) and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II under the Chairpersonship of Shri J.P.S. Chawla, Addl. Controller General of Accounts in which the Joint Controller General of Accounts Group ‘B’ was also present. As the minutes of the meeting held on10th April was not issued by the official side, the Chairman had kindly directed the official side in the meeting of 24th June 2019 to issue the composite minutes of two meetings within a weeks’ time. Further, in a discussion on 11th July 2019, Jt. CGA group B had assured a delegation of the representing Associations of this Co-ordination Committee that the minutes shall be issued within 15th July 2019. But, it is a month now, the Official Side of CGA office has not so far issued the minutes.
                 The Internal Cadre Review Committee for the 1st Cadre Review of Group B&C cadres was appointed on 16th January 2018 with the direction to submit its recommendations in 3(three) months. Subsequently, the term of the Committee was extended for three more months. The staff side had extended full co-operation with the Internal Cadre Review Committee as well as the office of CGA and waited patiently for 18(eighteen) months for finalization of the entire cadre review proposal. The Staff Side was given to understand in the meeting of 24th June2019 and in the informal discussion with Jt. CGA Group B on 11th July 2019 that the Cadre Review proposal shall be forwarded the Department of Expenditure with recommendations of the Controller General of Accounts by 15th of July 2019. But now it has been learnt that the Internal Cadre Review Committee has taken a most unreasonable stand to recommend a downgraded status to the DEOs of CBEC and CPAO to the level of Accounts Assistant while they were never at the level of LDC and have been performing the duties of Accountant/ Sr. Accountant. Further, due to an insignificant increase in annual expenditure, the official side is not ready to recommend for placing the cadre of Accountants to level 6 of pay matrix which is over due to this cadre since 2006.
                 The proposal for introduction to new system of AAO (Civil) Examination was accepted by the employees and the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association too.  Following the discussions held with the official side in this matter, the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association in particular has made its suggestions.  Prominent among the suggestions were continuation of 8(eight) paper system, continuation of exemptions from old to new system subject to a maximum of 6 chances, allowing Graduate MTS to appear the examination etc.  But it is more than a year no favorable decisions has been taken in this regard and as a result of this, not only the candidates who appeared the examination or to appear the examination are suffering, but the promotion prospects of the totality of the lower grade employees of Civil Accounts organization has been squeezed.  
                 It is more than two years the official side of CGA Office is not processing and granting overdue recognition to the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II which enjoys the confidence of more than 21% AAOs. It has been clearly evident from the information/ documents furnished by the said Association and discussions held in consecutive meetings that, inefficient handling of PFMS by the DDOs and unfair approach on the part of some of the nodal authorities in reporting the membership verification report to CGA office are the cause of delay. But the official side of CGA office has not taken any tangible action to resolve the issue and granting recognition to All India Civil Accounts Employees Associations Category II.
Not only above issues, there was no settlement of any of the other issues discussed in the meetings held on 10th April and 24th June 2019. Promotion of Senior Accountant as AAO under 10% promotion quota has not been granted from October 2015 onwards. There was no departmental examination for promotion of MTS as LDC during the period between 2012 and 2017 and no action on the request for one time relaxation in this regard has been processed. Even the assurance given for the expeditious settlement of issue of grant of Grant of Group A Status to the Sr. AOs have not also been settled while their counterpart in other departments have been extended the benefit.
None of the heads of the Departments of Civil Accounts organization follow the instructions of DOP&T and the orders dated 15-12-2015 of your office in the matter of transfer of Senior Accountants /Accountants, DEOSs, LDC and MTS etc. In addition to transfer requests, several Compassionate appointment and MACP cases are pending at the level of PCCA/CCA/CA.
In the meeting of 24th June 2019, staff side was asked to submit the list of pending items connected with the office of the Pr. CCA, CBIC for discussion and settlement of those items at the level of Pr. CCA, CBIC. The All India Civil Accounts Employees Association has accordingly submitted the items on 5th July 2019 seeking a meeting with the Pr. CCA, CBIC. But no response has been received by the Association.
Civil Accounts authorities like CCA, Agriculture, CCA, Steel & Mines, PCCA, CBIC and PCCA, MHA have also been contributing for vitiating existing congenial atmosphere by initiating vindictive actions against the representatives of Associations in the form of vindictive transfers and departmental actions etc. ignoring the DOPT and CGA instructions. The PCCA, MHA has resorted to transfer of representatives of the Associations in Delhi and Kolkata against the DOP&T guidelines.
Therefore Sir, under the above situations the Co-ordination Committee has been left with no other alternative but to resort to protest action and it has been decided that, if there is no settlement of the issues within a reasonable period of time, the office bearers of the affiliates of the Co-Ordination Committee shall resort to a continuous sit-in programme with effect from 30th July 2019 throughout the country and they shall be sitting in front of senior most officers of all stations.    
We are sure, within twenty four hours of receipt of this letter of ours, your office shall very promptly issue the circular cautioning the employees and officers that, their participation in any form of protest action would invite the provisions of conduct rules and verdicts given by the courts. But it would have been more appreciable, if such type of effort would have taken by your office to resolve the issues which are pending for years.  
Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,

(A.B.Sunilkumar)                                                        (Amol Sule)                                               (V.Bhattacharjee)                            Joint Convener, COC and                                       Secretary  General                         Joint Convener, COC and                              Secretary General                                               All India Civil Accounts                           Secretary General All India Association of Pay                                  Employees Association                        All India Civil Accounts
and Accounts  Officers  (Civil)                                 Category II                                      Employees Association

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