NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATIONS
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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-5/2019 Dated: 10.10.2019
All Federal Executive Members,
All Women Committee Members,
All Branch Secretaries of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat- II
DAY-LONG DHARNA ON 14TH/15TH OCTOBER 2019
IN FRONT OF
PR. ACCOUNTS OFFICE AND PAOS OF MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
DELHI/ MUMBAI/KOLKATA/ CHENNAI
LUNCH HOUR DEMONSTRATION AT ALL STATIONS
IN PROTEST AGAINST
INDIFFERENT AND ANTI-EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE
OF C.C.A, MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND HARASSMENT TO THE EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS
Due to indifferent and adamant attitude of the CCA, Ministry of Commerce and Textiles towards very serious issues concerning with the employees, it has been decided that the branches of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata shall hold a protest Dharna on 14th or 15th October 2019 in front of Principal Accounts Office, Ministry of Commerce, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi and in front of the Pay and Accounts Offices of Ministry of Commerce and Textiles in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata while all other branches shall hold lunch hour demonstration and forward a protest Resolution.
THE ISSUES CONCERNING HARASSMENT TO OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES ARE:-
1. NON-GRANT OF COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT ON CLASS BIASED OUTLOOK
Shri Sudeep Kumar Mandal, S/o of Late Pradeep Kumar Mandal, Ex-MTS (in PAO, Supply, Kolkata) was offered appointment as Accountant on compassionate ground vide order dated 28.07.2017 and asked to submit all documents including his Medical fitness report and Character certificate etc. Shri Sudeep Kumar Mandal had submitted all documents within the due date on17.08.2017. Since the establishment of CCA, Department of Commerce/Supply Division was closed down by the Government from 1st October, 2017, and the CCA, Ministry of Commerce was entrusted with the responsibility of the Department in respect of the residual work, administrative work and other functions it was assured by the then CCA, Ministry of Commerce to the Secretary General of AICAEA/NFCAA in an informal discussion that, since the process for appointment in respect of the person concerned was completed, he would be accommodated against the vacancies/posts transferred from CCA, Department of Commerce (Supply Division) to CCA, Ministry of Commerce. But in spite of repeated representations by the Shri Sudeep Kumar Mandal and request by the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association for not less than twenty times to the administration of CCA, Commerce Shri Sudeep Mandal has not been ordered to report for duty till today.
After the death of late Pradeep Mandal, MTS, his son was brought up by his mother with lots of miseries. As the meagre pension being received by them was not sufficient for their survival, wife of late Mandal had worked as domestic help in the houses and now being a cancer patient, she is counting her days as she does not have the money for her treatment.
Shri Sudeep Mandal being a member of SC category and being economically backward deserves priority dealings in terms of the policies of Government of India. But, the office of the CCA, Commerce is handling his case from the caste bias outlook and kept him away from joining the Central Government service for the last two years.
2. NON- SETTLEMENT OF STALEMATE OF PAO, JUTE CELL, KOLKATA
PAO, Jute Cell, under PAO, Textiles, Kolkata was formed with 20 employees including 2 PAO/Sr. AO, 2 AAO in 2017 just at the juncture of closing down of CCA Supply office. Immediately after joining in the new office of PAO, Jute Cell, 1 Sr. AO, 1 AAO and 2 Sr. Accountants were posted in two spells in the office of the Jute Commissioner, Kolkata to pass Jute procurement Bills. It was assured that it was an interim measure. But even after more than 2 years they are being forced to work there in an irregular manner and under huge pressure in software “Jute smart” which is alien to Civil Accounts Organisation.
As per decision taken by the Union Cabinet and the CGA, the Chief Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Commerce & Textiles vide letter dated 28.03.2017 had given effect of transferring personals (Sr. AO-2, AAO-2, Acctt/Sr. Acctt-12, LDC-2, MTS-2) from PAO, Supply Kolkata to PAO, Textiles, Jute Cell, Kolkata. The RPAO Textile, Jute Cell was established for performing PAO function for the payment of Jute bills received from Jute Commissioner, Kolkata. But for this purpose, only one Sr. A.O., one AAO and two Sr. Acctts. of PAO, Jute Cell, Kolkata have been deployed vide order of Principal Accounts Office dated 23.08.2017 to the office of Jute Commissioner. Maintenance of attendance and the salary of all officers and employees of PAO, Jute Cell are being paid from PAO, Textiles, Kolkata. It is therefore, clear that-
1. 4(four) officers and employees of Civil Accounts organization placed under the disposal of Jute Commissioner, Kolkata without any rules of the Government of India.
2. The Jute Commissioner has been functioning as PAO, Jute Cell in place of PAO and it is being allowed by the Civil Accounts authorities.
3. CGA has decided to operate the PAO, Jute Cell, Kolkata without DDO code and PAO, code.
Under the above background the Associations have requested the following in the interest of Civil Accounts Organization and its employees and officers:-
i. Re-transfer the 4 officers belonging to PAO, Jute Cell for all purpose and intent.
ii. Vesting of PAO functions relating to procurement of Jute bags now being done in the O/o the jute Commissioner to the PAO, Jute Cell, Kolkata.
iii. Ensuring full functioning of PAO, Jute Cell, Textiles as PAO, of the office of the Jute Commissioner etc.
But no action in this regard has been taken.
3. NON –SETTLEMENT OF MACP CASES
It has been reported by our Mumbai Branch that several MACP cases of Mumbai offices are pending for more than a year and despite repeated requests the office of the CCA, Ministry of Commerce has not taken any action in this regard while as per para 6 of DOPT's O.M’s. dated 19.05.2009 and 18.3. 2015, the Screening Committee should meet twice in a financial year - in the first week of January and first week of July of the year for advance processing of the cases maturing during the first-half (April September) and second-half (October-March) of a particular financial year.
Due to non-settlement of MACPS cases the employees have been denied to have their legitimate benefits on due time.
4. NON-FILLING UP OF VACANCIES
It has been reported by our Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Branch and West Bengal Branch that the Pay and Accounts Office of Chennai and Kolkata are suffering from acute shortage of staff, but the office of the CCA, Ministry of Commerce is not taking any action to resolve the problems prevailing in the office.
The National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations (NFCAA) and its affiliates have made several attempts to discuss the above matters with the Chief Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Commerce & Textiles and her Controller of Accounts. But none of them had ever agreed to meet the representatives of this Associations for a discussion on the pretext of being busy every time as if, resolving the issues concerning with the employees are not part of their duties and responsibilities . Not only this, these issues were discussed in the meeting held with CGA authorities nearly a year earlier. But, CGA authorities have not taken any action as per the assurances given in the meetings.
Being very rational in its approach, the All India Civil Accounts employees Association vide No:-AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2019/515-517 dated 03.10.2019 has once again requested the Chief Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Commerce & Textiles to kindly arrange a discussion on the issues discussed above for their settlement through mutual dialogue. Secretary, Ministry of Commerce has also been appraised about the situation created by the CCA, Ministry & Textiles and CGA has been requested, kindly to intervene and resolve the matter. But, there is no response so far.
Therefore, it is that background under which the decisions of holding Dharna and demonstrations on 14/15 October, 2019 have been adopted. The programme may be organised on any of the dates mentioned above. It should start at 11am and continue till 4pm at-least. All of you are requested to appreciate the situation under which the protest programmes have been decided and implement the programmes accordingly.
The Draft of the Resolution is annexed to this circular for convenience of all of you. Please send the resolution to all concerned.
With warm greetings,
This joint Lunch hour meeting of the officers and employees of Civil Accounts organization being held today the 14th/ 15th October 2019 under the banner of National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations( represented by All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II) at………………………records its strongest protest against the indifferent attitude of the Chief Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Commerce and Textiles towards the issues concerning with the employees and officers of the Civil Accounts Organisation and demands immediate settlement of following issues:-
- Observing procedures prescribed by the government in respect of compassionate appointments and immediate arrangements for compassionate appointee to join the duty who was declared eligible by authority itself and is pending for more than two years - who has submitted all documents including medical fitness and character certificate on17.08.2017 - whose mother is a cancer victim - who is from a backward caste and passing days in half-starved condition after the death of his father.
- Re-transfer the 4 officers belonging to PAO, Jute Cell for all purpose and intent -vesting of PAO functions relating to procurement of Jute bags now being done in the O/o the jute Commissioner to the PAO, Jute Cell, Kolkata - Ensuring full functioning of PAO, Jute Cell, Textiles as PAO, of the office of the Jute Commissioner etc.
- Following the DOPT Rules and orders on MACPs regarding holding DPC six months in advance - grant of MACPs benefits to all eligible officials of Mumbai pending for more than a year.
- Filling up of all vacant posts in the offices of Kolkata and Chennai immediately.
The meeting urges upon the authorities to kindly settle above issues at the earliest so that ongoing congenial atmosphere in the department continue to prevail.
The meeting resolves to forward the copies of the Resolution adopted to the Hon’ble Chief Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Commerce & Textiles, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi -110011, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi- 110011, Hon’ble Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Block E IV, GPOA Complex, INA Market, New Delhi -110023 and the Secretary General, National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations, New Delhi.
President of the meeting