Saturday, November 9, 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-13                                                                              Dated: 02.11.2019

          The Federal Executive / National Executive members/
Branch Secretaries of NFCAA and AIAPAO(C) and conveners of COCs,

Dear Comrades/Friends,
At the very outset the Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees & Officers Associations congratulates all Senior Accounts Officers of Civil Accounts Organization for their elevation as Group-A Officers. It is a major achievement of united struggle. It has been once again established that unity and struggle are path for achievement of the demands.
Officers and Employees of Civil Account Organization are yet to achieve many more demands pending with the Government and the Controller General of Accounts. A meeting with the representatives of the Co-ordination Committee was convened by the present Controller General of Accounts on 30th October 2019. Out of 23(twenty three) items, only 9(nine) items had been discussed in that meeting. The highlights of the meeting were circulated vide COC Circular No. COC/CA/2019/Circular-12 dated 31.10.2019.
The COC of Civil Accounts had met on 30th October 2019 after the meeting with the Controller General of Accounts and reviewed the outcome of the meeting. Due to prevailing situation on account of the lethargic attitude of the authorities on vital issues, the meeting decided to approach the CGA to resolve those vide letter No:-COC/CA/2019/Corr-19 dated 01.11.2019. The COC, in its letter has also requested Controller General of Accounts to convene the meeting with the COC representatives preferably on either on 8th or 13th November, 2019 for discussion on remaining items (copy annexed).
The meeting of the COC further decided that, even if the meeting is convened by Controller General of Accounts on the suggested date, the COC shall observe Demands day on 21st November, 2019 throughout the country demanding settlement of the pending demands.
19th or 20th November, 2019 :  OFFICE LEVEL PLEDGE MEETING
There shall be office wise PLEDGE meetings either on 19th or 20th November 2019 according to the convenience of local leaders in which all members shall take the pledge of participating in the centralized lunch hour meeting on 21st November, 2019 at the place decided by the local COCs. This meeting shall be presided over by the AO or Senior AO or the senior most member of the Office.
Specific directives by the Central Headquarters of AICAEA, AICAEA CAT-II and AIAPAO (Civil) shall be issued to their Branches and Units to ensure unity and cent percent participation.  The text of the pledge shall be circulated through subsequent circular.

There shall be a centralized lunch hour demonstration under the auspices of the State/Regional/Branch level COCs on 21st November 2019. The venue shall be decided according to the local convenience.
The enclosed resolution shall be adopted and forwarded to all concerned.
With warm greetings,

(A.B.Sunilkumar)                                  (Amol V 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

Copy of the COC of Civil Accounts Employees & Officers Associations letter No.COC/CA/2019/Corr-19 dated: 01.11.2019 to Shri J.P.S. Chawla, Controller General of Accounts, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance,New Delhi
Subject: - Discussion and Settlement of 23 Point Charter of Demands – request regarding.

We the undersigned have been directed to bring it to your kind information that, the meeting of this Co-ordination Committee held in the late evening of 30th October, 2019 has reviewed the outcome of the meeting held on 30th October, 2019 between the official side of the office of Controller General of Accounts and the representatives of Associations functioning under the united platform of this Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations.
The meeting was thankful to observe that, due to positive approach of the authorities, the cadre of Sr. AO has been elevated as Group-A officers. Further, favorable action has been taken to grant recognition to All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category-II and positive response has been given to the requests of granting basic functioning facilities to Associations with regard to providing accommodation, furniture, legitimately due seats in the Departmental and National Council (JCM) and compassionate appointments etc. The meeting, therefore, offered it’s thanks to the Civil Accounts authorities.
But the meeting also noted disappointingly that the vital issue of 1st Cadre Review of Group B & C officers and employees has not made any progress after 30th July, 2019. The authorities of the office of the Controller General of Accounts have not been taking any action on this matter and the lower level cadres of Accountant and Data Entry Operators have not been given a fair treatment.They have been denied placement in the justified level i.e. pay level 6 of pay matrix while recommending the Cadre Review proposal to the Department of Expenditure.
The AAO (Civil) Examination system being another important aspect, the meeting while reviewing its status has observed that the system has virtually collapsed. During last five years the examination was conducted only for one occasion in the years 2017 and as a result of this, a serious backlog has been generated. No eligible candidate could be able to appear in the examinations and this condition has been causing serious damage to their career prospects. On the other side, while  the candidates cleared 8 papers of old pattern of AAO(Civil) Examination have become Sr. AO, their batch mates, who cleared up to 7 (seven) papers till the supplementary examination held in 2018 in isolation, are suffering from the threat of forfeiture of the credit of clearing less than 8 papers by them. These apart, nearly a thousand of the Group–B (both non-gazetted and gazetted) and C officers and Employees are suffering from the problem of chain linked damage to their career advancements. Due to non-filling of more than 500 (five hundred) posts at the level of AAO through the procedures of AAO (Civil) examinations and promotions under 10% promotion quota, 500 vacant posts are not becoming available at the level of Sr. Acctt/Acctt, PA/ Sr. PA, LDCs and MTS etc. in which the immediate lower grade officials could get their overdue promotions. Moreover, existing AAOs have been barred from applying for deputation to other organizations which has become a very serious impediment towards their effort for career prospects. As such, nearly 1(one) thousand Civil Accounts Employees of various categories and lower categories in specific have been confronting a situation of denial to their legitimately due promotions and opportunities for career advancements.
The meeting, therefore, directed us to request you to kindly appreciate the gravity of the situations discussed in the preceding paras of this letter and ensure that the AAO (Civil) Examination is conducted in January 2020 as has been assured by you as the Chairman in the meeting of 30th October, 2019.
The meeting also observed that, only 9 (nine) out of 23 items could be discussed in the meeting of 30th October 2019 and all other important issues had been left undiscussed and thereby remaining unsettled.
The meeting of the Co-ordination Committee therefore, directed us to request you to convene the meeting on the remaining item in the first week of November 2019 preferably on 8th or 12th November 2019 so that those could be discussed and settled mutually across the table.
We shall be thankful if above proposal of ours is accepted and responded positively.

Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,

(A.B.Sunilkumar)                                  (Amol V 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

This joint lunch hour meeting of the members of All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil), All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association held today the 21st November 2019at …………….. demands settlement of following pending demands of the Officers and employees of Civil Accounts Organisation-

1.             Supplying copies of recommendation of the proposal for 1st Cadre Review of Group B&C officers and employees to the Department of Expenditure to stake holder Associations and forwarding of supplementary proposals after rectification of following faulty recommendations:-
(a)    Placing the cadre of Accountant and Sr. Accountant to pay levels 6 and 7 of the pay matrix respectively in place of existing proposal of level 5 and 7.
(b)   Merger of the cadre of Data Entry Operators Grade “A” to Accountants instead of proposed cadre of “Accounts Assistant”.
2.             Settlement of backlog in promotion and career prospects of more than one thousand employees from the level of AAO to MTS by -
(a)        Conducting the AAO (Civil) Examination discontinuedfor the last two years.
(b)        Implementing the new pattern of examination and continuing exemptions acquired by the candidates in the old pattern of examination in consideration of proposals given by the AICAEA on 17th August 2018.
(c)         Granting promotion to Senior Accountants as AAOs against 10% promotional quota which has been discontinued since October 2015 without any valid ground and on adhoc basis under uniform criteria in all Ministries and Departments against the existing vacancies.
3.             Grant of recognition to the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II in terms of the provisions of CCS (RSA) 1993 being the second major Association.
4.             Taking appropriate action against the DDOs and the Nodal Authorities for non-compliance of provisions CCS (RSA) Rule, 1993 and the instructions of Controller General of Accounts regarding deduction and remittance of Membership Subscription of the Associations. 
5.             Extension of basic functioning facilities to all recognized service associations as per G.O.I. and J.C.M. norms –
(a)        Provision of furnished official accommodations as agreed on the meeting of 10th April 2019.
(b)        Stoppage of vindictive transfers of office bearers of the Associations  by the Pr. CCA, MHA in Delhi and Kolkata in violation of DOP&T guidelines
(c)         Allocation of due numbers of seats as per norm in the J.C.M. (National Council) and the J.C.M. (Departmental Council) to A.I.C.A.E.A.: restoration of functions of Departmental Council (JCM).
6.             Grant of revised Pay Scale of Rs. 5400 in PB2 (Pay level-9) to all A.A.Os with effect from 01-01-2006.
7.             As agreed in the meeting of 10th April 2019 grant of one time age relaxation for promotional examination to LDC.
8.             Adoption and implementation of mutually agreed transparent transfer policy in respect of Group “B” Officers and as agreed in the meeting of 10th April19 and providing the opportunity for oral deposition to the stake holder Employees & Officers Associations on the comments submitted on the draft policy.
9.             Settlement of request transfers of AO/Sr. AO/AAO/Acctt/ Sr. Acctt./DEO/LDC/MTS.
10.         Holding DPC for MACPs on the date prescribed by the DOP&T and grant of MACP benefits on due dates.
11.         As assured in the meeting of 16-08-2018, bringing back/ allotment of work for newly formed RPAO, Jute Cell (Under RPAO Textiles), Min of Commerce as per provisions of CAM.
12.         As agreed in the meeting of 24th June 19, taking measures to stop the cyber frauds, ensuring adequate training on cyber security to all employees and officers under CCAS cadre in a time bound manner and issuing of “Compendium” as agreed in the last meeting.
13.         As agreed in the meeting of 24th June 19, issuing of instructions to CPIOs for following the provisions of the sections of RTI Act 2005 and appropriate action against the CPIOS supplying information defying the provisions of RTI act 2005.
14.         As agreed in the meeting of 16-08-2018, setting up of complaints committees under all heads of the Departments in terms of the “Sexual harassment of women at work place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013”.
15.         Filing up of vacant posts under direct recruitment Quota from the SSC and grant of adhoc promotions to eligible persons instead of bringing UDCs and LDCs of various subordinate departments to work as Accountants on deputation basis.
16.         Withdrawal of ban on forwarding the applications of Assistant Accounts Officers for deputation posts being discrimination towards the Assistant Accounts Officers and a major impediment for their career prospects. 
17.         Issuance of orders of enhanced Qualification Pay on passing Departmental Confirmatory Examination of Accountants and AAO (C) passed candidates as per 7th CPC recommendation.
18.         Counting of service for grant of benefit of II ACP to Sr. Accountant appointed as Accountant–
         (a) From the date passing departmental competitive examination conducted by SSC.
        (b) From the 1st July of the next year of passing open examination conducted by SSC as per orders of DoPT and MHA.
19.         Settlement of all pending Compassionate Appointment cases.
20.         Issuing instructions to Ministries/ Departments to issue and circulate Seniority/Gradation lists for the purpose of promotion to all grades.
21.         Upgradation of Training Institutes and providing training to all categories of employees regularly without discrimination.
The Meeting urges upon the authorities to kindly discuss and settle the above demands by holding dialogue with the representatives of apex level  forums of All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil), All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association.

The meeting resolves to forward the Resolution to the Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi and Secretary Generals of All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil), All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association.

President of the Meeting

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