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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
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. NFCAA/HQ/A-1/Cir-8/2020 Dated: 30.03.2020
All Federal Executive Members,
All Women Committee Members,
All Branch Secretaries of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat- II
FEDERAL EXECUTIVES MEETING FROM 19th -21th MARCH 2020 IN DELHI: DECISIONS
As per notice dated 11-03-2020 and in pursuance of the decisions of Federal Executive Meeting of 23rd February 2020 held at Mumbai, the extended meeting of the Federal Executives of National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations was held on 19th March 2020 and discussed the agenda items already circulated vide notice dated 11-03-2020. The proceedings of the meeting is as below-
It was decided by the house that Comrade Ravinder Kumar, Working President, NFCAA to preside over the meeting. The meeting started formally with the consent of the chairperson. At the very beginning Secretary General, NFCAA Comrade V. Bhattacharjee initiated the discussion and reported that Com. B. Sitharam, Working President, AICAEA reported his inability to attend due to personal reasons and Com. A. Huparikar, President, AICAEA reported his inability to attend the meeting on 17th March night due to health issues particularly. Other absentees did not inform anything. North East Comrades had informed well in time that they wouldn’t be able to leave the station due to law and order problems in the city and local political disturbance. On the threat of nCorona virus and its impact on our meeting, Com. Secretary General appreciated the efforts of state machinery and steps taken by GOI to curb the spread of nCorona as well as the courage of those few who travelled to attend this meeting.
Before entering in to the formal agenda items, the meeting discussed the contents of the letter dated 18th March 2020 received from the Controller General of Accounts reporting about the status of the 22 point Charter of demands and requesting to comply the DOPT advisory to prevent coronavirus threat and also ensure that the work in the close of the financial year is not disturbed. After detailed deliberation for an hour, the meeting decided to cooperate with the Government of India and the Civil Administration of Delhi in the National interest. Hence, the meeting unanimously adopted a resolution protesting the indifferent and anti-employee attitude of the Secretary, Department of Expenditure and the Controller General of Accounts and also to postpone the decision of holding Dharna in front of the office of CGA on 19th March 2020 and in front of the Department of Expenditure on 20th March 2020 till the time the crisis situation arisen in the country settles down. The resolution was instantly emailed to Secretary, Department of Expenditure and Controller General of Accounts from the meeting itself. The meeting thereafter, took up the agenda items for discussion.
1. REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF THE DECISIONS TAKEN IN THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE MEETING OF 23RD FEBRUARY 2020 HELD IN MUMBAI
Com V. Bhattacharjee, Secretary, NFCAA appraised all about the decisions taken in the Federal Executive meeting held at Mumbai on 23rd February 2020 like holding branch wise Dharna on 27th February 2020 and observation of International Women’s Day 2020, Day long Dharna at CGA office and Ministry of Finance, etc. He read out the operational part of the decisions taken in the meeting of 23rd February 2020. The house accepted the minutes/ proceedings.
2. REVIEW OF THE SUCCESS OF THE BRANCH WISE DHARNA HELD ON 27TH FEBRUARY 2020
Chairperson Comrade Ravinder Kumar suggested branch/station wise updates on the success of the Branch wise Dharna held on 27th February 2020. It was observed that Dharna was held at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Nagpur, Shillong, Hyderabad and Pune. Participation in this agitation program was not satisfactory due to various reasons like non decisive attitude of authorities on the issue of AAO Civil Exam leading to differences amongst prospective candidates in favour of exemption and modalities to be followed. All members present took part in the discussion and they reiterated that agitational programs should be taken seriously by all and participation level needs improvement and charter of demand is a common document through which our grievances are put forth a single demand should not shadow the whole program. Comrade Subhash Bamrara, ex-working President, AICAEA, Delhi Branch and Comrade P. K. Singh, Assistant Secretary General gave inputs to the discussion.
3. REVIEW OF THE OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2020.
Comrade V. Bhattacharjee informed the meeting that International Women’s day 2020 was observed at Kolkata and Chennai as per social media reports and all other branches who have not celebrated should review the position. All members were of the opinion that observance of International Women’s Day is not a customary event its sign of acknowledging that 50% population who struggles equally for betterment of Central Govt. employees and officers.
4. REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF MAJOR PENDING ISSUES PENDING WITH CGA
a. CADRE REVIEW OF GROUP B & C CADRES: - Secretary General, NFCAA informed that the file of Cadre review of Group B & C has been forwarded way back by O/o. CGA and it lacks persuasion and officers of CGA don't want the file to be cleared. The authorities of the Department of Expenditure were also met by a delegation last week and it could be learnt that no action has been initiated in this respect. Only united agitation will help to succeed.
b. RESTORATION OF AAO (CIVIL) EXAMINATION SYSTEM AND NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT OF SYSTEM OF EXEMPTIONS: - CGA is not serious on the issue of examination and few of over enthusiastic candidates approached the Court and failed to have favourable verdict and thereby caused setback to negotiations clinched by AICAEA. NFCAA has always favoured prospective candidates and even tried to help even in court matters financially though institutionally. Meeting felt the need for dialogue between Association and authorities for an amicable solution and fresh attempts be made after the end of the present threat of Coronavirus and prevailing normalcy.
c. GRANT OF RECOGNITION TO AICAEA CAT-II LYING PENDING IN THE CGA OFFICE FOR MONTHS:- CGA has forwarded the proposal of recognition of AICAEA Cat-II to the Department of Expenditure as per established procedure and the fact is established from their recent letter addressed to AICAEA. The meeting urged the need to follow up with our JCM leader on the matter. Comrade V. Bhattacharjee updated the information on the matter. He informed that the issue was discussed with the authorities of the Department of Expenditure on 11th March 2020 and said necessary efforts will be taken to ensure early settlement of the issue.
d. MERGER OF ACCOUNTANT AND SR. ACCOUNTANT: - The matter has been discussed elaborately in the meeting and Secretary General, NFCAA told that formal proposal with all justifications has been submitted thrice and seems to be cleared in due course but recently officers at CGA office got disoriented due to non-merger of AO/Sr.AO. The meeting expressed astonishment over the development and felt better coordination amongst all three associations is the need of hour and persuasion is needed.
e. PROMOTION OF ALL MTS/LDC TO NEXT HIGHER GRADES AGAINST THE VACANCIES AS ONE TIME MEASURE: - Secretary General NFCAA informed that office of CGA demanded copy of earlier such orders as basis for processing the demand and a very old order exists with AICAEA West Bengal Branch which needs to be supplied to fortify our demand. The meeting urged that necessary steps be taken to obtain a copy of such order and necessary negotiations be started at the earliest.
f. RESTORATION OF THE SYSTEM OF GRANT OF PROMOTION TO SR. ACCOUNTANT AS AAO AGAINST 10 PERCENT PROMOTION QUOTA:- The system of granting promotion to Sr. Accountant as AAO against 10% promotion quota has been stopped from October 2015 abruptly by the office of CGA and after follow up with authorities it was found that a reference is made to DoE for restarting the process and the Association has specific information that DoE is not interested in answering this query as they were never consulted while stopping such promotions. The meeting urged that the office of CGA be intimated about displeasure of members of AICAEA on the matter and a specific reference be made to ensure 10% quota promotions pending new RRs.
g. MERGER OF DEO WITH CADRE OF ACCOUNTANT: - Secretary General, NFCAA informed that CGA authorities are not in favour of merger of cadre of DEO with cadre of Accountant even though there involves no financial implication and its mere question of giving status to less than 100 employees who worked for organization for almost four decades and suffered due to change in work pattern over the years. The meeting urged more persuasion in the matter.
h. SETTLEMENT OF REST OF THE DEMANDS IN 22 POINT CHARTER: - Other demands including the demands of AIAPAO (Civil) are pending at various stages in the office of CGA.
5. REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF MAJOR PENDING ISSUES PENDING WITH DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE:-
a. CONVENING THE VERY FIRST MEETING OF THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL (JCM) FOR DISCUSSION AND SETTLEMENT OF 15 PENDING ITEMS: - Secretary General, NFCAA reported there is no progress in the matter.
b. RECOGNITION TO ALL INDIA CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION CAT-II: - The current status of file is its pending at first level and the matter will be pursued shortly.
c. INCREASING THE STRENGTH OF STAFF SIDE MEMBERS IN DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL (JCM) TO ELEVATE IT TO THE PRESCRIBED SIZE IN TERMS OF THE JCM SCHEME:- Secretary general NFCAA informed the meeting that Office of CGA has agreed to the proposal of increasing the strength of staff side members from 10 to 20 and formally forwarded the proposal. The meeting expressed its satisfaction for this favourable move on the part of then CGA but the authorities of the Department of Expenditure have not taken any action in this matter.
d. ALLOTMENT OF PROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF STAFF SIDE (2ND) SEATS TO THE CIVIL ACCOUNTS ORGANIZATION IN THE NATIONAL COUNCIL (JCM):-Secretary General NFCAA informed the meeting that O/o. CGA has agreed to the proposal of allotment of proportionate number of staff side (2nd) seats to the Civil Accounts Organization in the National council (JCM) and forwarded the proposal to DOE on which the DOE has not informed anything so far.
e. RESTORATION OF 10% PROMOTION FOR SENIOR ACCOUNTANT: - No major improvement in the matter and still pending.
f. CONVERSION OF DEO AS ACCOUNTANT: - Matter will be possible to be pursued once dialogue is initiated by DoE in a formal meeting.
g. ONE TIME RELAXATION FOR PROMOTION OF MTS AND LDCS TO NEXT GRADE AGAINST EXISTING VACANCIES: - Matter will be pursued once dialogue is initiated with DoE in a formal meeting.
6. REVIEW OF THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMME OF DAY LONG DHARNA IN FRONT OF CGA OFFICE ON 19TH AND IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTRY ON 20TH MARCH 2020:-
Secretary General appraised the house that on account of effective persuasion by NFCAA for settlement of the pending demands, the office of CGA issued the OM on 18th March 2020 against Day long Dharna as usual. Strong reaction from leaders led to letter from office of CGA on late evening of 18th March 2020 citing the up-to-date status of the pending demands requesting deferring the both agitations due to nCorona threat and prohibitive actions proposed by Delhi Govt. After due deliberations and detailed discussion, the meeting opined that, the decision of Dharna stands and after the prevailing normalcy in the country, if demands are not fulfilled or necessary progress is not seen item wise, the programme shall take place. Exact dates shall be finalized by federation headquarters with due discussion with all stakeholders at appropriate time. Intimation of decision of this meeting in the form of resolution already forwarded to authorities in the very beginning of this meeting clearly stating the condition in which decision of differing the agitation program taken and displeasure of members on undemocratic precedents followed by the office of CGA to undermine lawful agitation by issuing unreasonable OM.
7. UNITED MOVEMENT WITH THE AIAPAO (CIVIL) AND FUNCTIONING OF COC OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS: -
The meeting discussed the contribution of AIAPAO (Civil) in the common struggle of Civil Accounts with regard to Cadre Review and other demands. A change in scenario occurred after the conferment of Group “A “status to Sr. AOs and Delhi Conference of the Association as it has not ensured any warmth in organizational relationship. NFCAA has as per its tradition appealed for unity and requested cooperation from AIAPAO (Civil) but a gesture of reply to the letter with regard to request for extending support to the agitations on 19th and 20th March 2020 is still pending. The meeting decided to maintain status quo and endeavour for continuation of effective functioning of COC of Civil Accounts Employees & Officers Associations in the greater interest.
8. ORGANIZATIONAL REVIEW: -
a. FUNCTIONING OF SPORTS AND CULTURAL COMMITTEE: REPORT BY THE CONVENER, SPORTS AND CULTURAL COMMITTEE REGARDING: - As the Convener of the committee was absent in the meeting and has not intimated any progress in the matter, no discussion could be there.
b. FUNCTIONING OF DIGITALIZATION COMMITTEE-REPORT REGARDING: - As the Convener of the committee was absent in the meeting and has not intimated any progress in the matter no further decision could be there.
c. REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS ON THE EFFORT OF BUILDING UP UNITY AMONG THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ORGANIZATIONS: - AICAEA and AICAEA Cat-II were affiliates of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi and followed all dictates and programmes of all nature piously until recent development before 7th Feb 2020 Nagpur Conference. The apex leadership and the Secretary General Confederation in particular has abused power and belittled the employees Associations of Civil Accounts Organisation and explained power equations where there is no place for dedication, devotion of our members and perpetual iconic position to leadership of Unions of Income Tax and Postal Department. A sharp reaction followed amongst leadership of Civil Accounts and similarly placed smaller Associations all over India were appraised about the situation and viewpoints exchanged. After thorough discussion Civil Accounts had decided to boycott participation in the 26th Conference of Confederation at Nagpur and some of the All India Associations from various parts of the country followed suit. The same solidarity of purpose led to unification of small Associations/Unions and needed a platform to co-exist and fight unitedly against anti-employee policy of the Govt. and on a common agenda. On 18th March 2020 a new National Federation formed by holding its first conference along with Associations/Unions functioning at the national level. Many more Associations/Unions are inclined to be affiliated with the new Federation. The federal Executive meeting decided that, AICAEA and AICAEA Cat-II being one of the founder members of the new federation shall strive for betterment of Central Govt. employees without any bias based on membership.
d. FUNCTIONING OF FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS:-
The meeting deliberated on the issue of functioning of Federation headquarters in the wake of retirement on superannuation of Comrade V. Bhattacharjee who is present Secretary General of NFCAA and Secretary General of AICAEA. It was decided that consequent on vacating the post of Secretary General by V. Bhattacharjee due to retirement on superannuation from govt. service Comrade K.K.Yadav shall hold the charge of Secretary General and start discharging duties as decided in All India Conference of AICAEA held at Hyderabad. Vacancy caused for the post of Asstt. Secretary General due to taking over charge by Comrade K. K. Yadav as Secretary General shall be filled up by inducting Comrade Ravinder Kumar, Working President of NFCAA & President of AICAEA, Delhi Branch till any further decision. During the discussion Comrade K. K. Yadav proposed that Comrade V. Bhattacharjee be conferred the status as National Executive Member of AICAEA even after retirement being the Secretary General of NFCAA and by virtue of being the JCM member and Secretary, staff side Departmental Council, JCM, Department of Expenditure. Members unanimously agreed to the proposal and agreed to avail the services of Comrade Bhattacharjee and his experience for the betterment of all. It was also decided that present arrangements with regard to functioning of the offices of NFCAA and AICAEA will remain as it is till the next Federal council meeting of NFCAA. Proposal for induction of Com. S.C. Bamrara after his retirement as one of the invitees was also agreed by the meeting. The meeting was thereafter declared as over by the Chairman of the meeting.
PREVENTIVE MEASURE TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID -19): EFFORTS AND SUCCESS
Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary, National Council (Staff Side) JCM had issued a letter to the Cabinet Secretary to Government of India vide letter No. NC-JCM-2020/CS/PM dated 20th March 2020 on the subject “Preventive measure to be taken in Central Government Establishments to contain the spread of Novel Corona virus (COVID -19)”. After explaining the situation prevailing the country it was requested by the Secretary Staff side to declare closed holiday for Central Government Employees from 23rd to 31st March 2020. Accordingly, we made a request to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure to extend date of closing of financial year 2019-2020 to 30th April 2020. We again approached the Secretary, Department of Expenditure on the very next day on the same plea. The Government reacted to our approach and Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance declared the function of Civil Accounts system as essential service vide an OM dated 23.03.2020.
In this situation, the COC of Civil Accounts Employees & Officers Associations came to the forefront and demanded before Secretary, Department of Expenditure and CGA vide its letter No.COC/CA/2020/ Corr-03 dated 24.03.2020 to provide the minimum facilities for functioning of Expenditure and accounting system through the PAO/ZAO/RPAO during the operation of preventive measures to contain spread Of COVID19. Responding to the request of COC, the Secretary, Department of Expenditure had issued DO to all the Secretaries of the Government of India requesting them to extend the facilities COC had demanded for the purpose of smooth payment functioning through the country.
Classifying Civil Accounts Organisation as a part of essential services is no doubt a positive development. This decision of the Government has definitely elevated the importance of the Civil Accounts Organisation in all spheres. Though after four decades of its existence, Civil Accounts Organisation has been classified as essential service, but it would obviously provide impetus to the eminence of the officers and employees of Civil Accounts Organisation in future. The problems and demands of the officers and employees shall now be looked into from a different outlook by the employer.
NFCAA offers its greetings to all those leaders who were instrumental in perusing the Government for taking such a historic decision of declaring the Civil Accounts Organization as an essential service. Every officer and employee of Civil Accounts Organisation should feel glorified that they are now eligible to serve the nation at the time of crisis like the Army, Paramilitary, Medical, Sanitation, Communication, Aviation and Postal personnel.
At the same time few incidences of high handedness by curfew enforcing authorities while performing essential services reported by our members are disturbing and this forum denounce such apathy.
With warm greetings
The joint meeting of the National Executives of All India Civil Accounts Employees Associations and All India Civil Accounts Employees Associations Category-II held today the 19th March 2020 in New Delhi as per schedule, discussed the contents of the letter No:- A-11019/25/2018/MF.CGA/ NGE/AICAEA/Part/266 dated 18th March, 2020 of the office of the Controller General of Accounts addressed to the Association.
The meeting disagrees with the very first para of the letter. It is true that, the issues listed in the 22nd Point Charter of Demands had been discussed in one or two occasions between the representatives of the Coordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations and earlier Controller General of Accounts but none of the issues has been settled by the office of the Controller General of Accounts within last six months. Moreover, it is very clear from the specified para of the letter itself that, apart from referring two items and portions of the two more items to the Department of Expenditure, the office of the CGA has not taken any action on any other items of 22 point charter of demands within the last six months. Further, the issues which have been referred to Department of Expenditure are also suffering from the deficiencies of non-persuasion by the office of Controller General of Accounts with the Department of Expenditure. It is 9(nine) months, the proposal for Cadre Review of Group B & C cadres is lying pending with the Department of Expenditure. The issue of granting promotions to Senior Accountants as AAOs has been pending for the last five years. Granting recognition to AICAEA CAT II is pending with the CGA authorities for last three years and the most crucial issue of AAO(Civil) Examination system has been kept in collapsed condition for last three years and repeated requests of the Associations to discuss and settle the issues connected with the AAO(Civil) Examination has been set aside.
The meeting also disputes the anti-employee actions of the authorities of the nature of non-conceding the requests of the employees Associations to meet and settle the pending issues of the employees and officers for months together by the Controller General of Accounts or not settling the problems of the employees otherwise and issuing circulars like the OM. No.A-11019/25/2018/MF.CGA/NGE/AICAEA/Part/ 265 dated 18th March 2020 threatening to the employees that -
1. They shall be proceed with disciplinary actions in the event of their support to the democratic protests by their Associations,
2. They should ensure expenditure management in the close of financial year though no genuine grievances of theirs would be addressed
3. They should abide by the advisory issued by DOP&T and GOI regarding the issue of preventive measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus by not gathering for the protest actions without even directing the administrative authorities to provide sanitisers to the employees and no decision on duty relaxation to be granted as preventive measures has been taken.
The meeting also protests against the inaction of the Department of Expenditure, which has kept all issues concerning the Civil Accounts Employees and Officers pending for years together. Apart from keeping the issues pending, the Department of Expenditure has not convened even the first meeting of the Departmental Council (JCM) for the last four years in spite of clear cut instructions of the DOP&T and Government of India.
The meeting therefore, stands by the decisions of the protest actions taken by the Associations.
However, the meeting after detailed deliberations on the contents of the DOP&T OM. No. 11013/9/2014/-Estt-A-III dated 17th March 2020 decides to cooperate with the Government of India and the Civil Administration of Delhi in the National interest.
Hence, the meeting unanimously resolves to suspend the decision of holding Dharna in front of the office of CGA on 19th March 2020 and in front of the Department of Expenditure on 20th March 2020
till the time the crisis situation arisen in the country settles down.
The meeting further resolves to forward the Resolution to the Hon'ble Secretary, Department of Expenditure and Chairman, Departmental Council (JCM), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and to the Hon’ble Controller General of Accounts, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
President of the meeting
Subject: - Forwarding of Resolution adopted by the meeting held on 19th March, 2020 in New Delhi.
We have been directed to forward herewith a Resolution adopted by the Joint National Executive meeting held today the 19th March 2020 for your kind information and favourable action
Encl: as above
(Amol V. Sule) (V.Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General Secretary General
All India Civil Accounts All India Civil Accounts
Employees Association Category II Employees Association
Subject: - Preventive measure to be taken in Central Government Establishments to contain the spread of Novel Corona virus (COVID -19) - extension of the date of closing financial year to 30th April 2020- request reg.
We are enclosing herewith a copy of the letter No. NC-JCM-2020/CS/PM dated 20th March 2020 issued by the Secretary, National Council (Staff Side) JCM to the Cabinet Secretary to Government of India on the subject “Preventive measure to be taken in Central Government Establishments to contain the spread of Novel Corona virus (COVID -19)”. It has been requested to Government of India by the Secretary, National Council (Staff Side) JCM to kindly appreciate the health concern of the Central Government employees of the Country and declare closed holidays for Central Government Employees from 23-03-2020 to 31-03-2020. We endorse the request made in the letter and request the Government of India through your kind self to consider the request of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM and take a favorable decision.
Further, on behalf of the employees and officers of Civil Accounts Organisations (which is the integral
part of the Department of Expenditure functioning under the overall control of Controller General of Accounts, Department of Expenditure), we would like to submit that more than 700 (Seven hundred) Pay and Accounts Offices, Zonal Accounts Offices and Regional Pay and Accounts Offices (PAOs/ZAOs/RPAOs) of about 50(fifty) plus Ministries and Departments of Government of India are functioning across the county.
Every PAOs/ZAOs/RPAOs are managing payment and accounting system of hundreds of DDOs. These offices receive hundreds of documents such as bills, challans, letters, Bank Statements etc. from DDOs, Banks, pensioners, Headquarter Offices and other PAOs/ZAOs/RPAOs from different parts of the Country on a day to day basis via couriers, Department of Post and by hand etc . The quantum of the papers from different walks of life reaching to the offices specified in the preceding para in the shape of bills during Month of March every year in specific become enormous and unmanageable. All such documents are handled by MTS/LDC/DEOs/Casual Labour engaged and they send for the disposal of the documents which are thereafter chronologically handled by Accountants/Senior Accountants, AAO and AO/Sr. AO till the disposal of these documents and payments in respect of bills. For accounting purpose, another set of same categories of employees handle those documents once again. These apart, hundreds of representatives of DDOs and visitors keep on loitering in the office premises chasing the bills. There is no system to take adequate care in handling non-sanitized inflow of documents into the offices or to stop the crowd of visitors as precautionary measures at least in the present scenario when the prime objective of all to strive for breaking the chain of spreading corona virus.
Though the DOP&T has issued more than one advisories asking to take preventive measures to stop the spread of corona virus but in Civil Accounts organization many of such steps shall not work as the Financial Year closing activities are nearing and programmes for payment and accounting cannot be operated from home of the officials due to risk of data tampering in the process of payment activity involved therein.
Therefore, under the above circumstances, we request you to kindly consider the proposal for closed holidays from 23rd to 31st March 2020 and take the decision to extend date of closing of financial year 2019-2020 to 30th April 2020 as a special case to curb the spread of corona virus and safety of the officers and employees of Civil Accounts organization.
We hope you will kindly consider our concern and take a favorable decision.
Encl: as stated above.
(Amol V Sule) (V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General Secretary General
All India Civil Accounts All India Civil Accounts
Employees Association Category-II Employees Association
Subject: - Preventive measure to be taken in Central Government Establishments to contain the spread of Novel Corona virus (COVID -19) - extension of the date of closing financial year to 30th April 2020- request reg.
As per media reports, there will be complete lockdown in states and impositions of Section 144 of Cr
PC namely Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra and many more will add if the threat of COVID 19 does not fade away. Railways have totally discontinued the train services throughout the country.
Modes of transport and communication will definitely hamper and it will not be possible to Central Govt. employees and Officers to reach offices situated far off. Railways and Bus services are ultimate modes of transport. The Honourable Chief Minister of Delhi in a press conference declared that central govt. offices like Pay and Account Offices and Post Offices will remain open during the period of lockout.
We request you to kindly refer to our letter No. NFCAA/HQ/A-1/Corr-4/2020 dated: 21.03.2020 requesting your good self to convey our concern to GOI and extend the closing of FY 2019-20 to 30th April 2020 to curtail spread of COVID19 and ensure safety of central govt. employees and officers. Necessary preventive measures are necessary to curb the spread of COVID19 as we are at risk of entering stage 3 of the spread. If the PAOs/ZAOs/RPAOs are operated, the inflow of non-sanitized papers from different walks of life and overcrowding of offices with officials from DDOs and visitors shall continue unabated which will expose the employees and officers of Civil Accounts Organisation to the serious threat of being attacked by the COVID 19 and defeat the efforts of the government to break the chain of spreading corona virus.
Therefore, we once again request you to kindly consider the proposal for closed holidays from 23rd to 31st March 2020 and take the decision to extend date of closing of financial year 2019-2020 to 30th April 2020 as a special case to curb the spread of coronavirus and safety of the officers and employees of Civil Accounts organization.
(Amol V Sule) (V. Bhattacharjee)
President Secretary General
Member Staff Side (NC) JCM
Secretary,Deptl. Council (JCM)
Subject: - Functioning of Government Expenditure System during the operation of preventive measures to contain spread of COVID19
Reference:- Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance OM No. F No.23 (4) /E.Coord/2020 Dt.23.03.2020
We, on behalf of the employees and Officers of Civil
Accounts Organisation have been directed to refer the OM. of the Department of Expenditure referred above in terms of which the services being rendered by the office of the CGA and all lower formations functioning under it has been declared as essential service during the operation of preventive measures to contain spread of COVID19. As responsible Service Associations we assure our full co-operation with the Government in these hours of crisis.
We are however, directed to draw your kind attention to the advisories issued by the DOP&T
recently to take preventive measures to contain the spread of corona virus and provisions applicable for the officers and employees come under essential services. In this connection, we also invite your kind attention to the following few lines so that the employees and officers of the Civil Accounts Organisation could discharge their duties and responsibilities daring the threat of health hazard of COVID 19. They are:-
1) Since Curfew and Section 144 of CrPC have been promulgated in almost all states, there is a need of proper Identity Cards and document(s) conferring the status of essential services in terms of the provisions of Essential Services Act, so that the Civil Accounts Employees and officers are allowed by the Civil Administration to commute/ travel to their duty spot, which is not taking place in many stations like Mumba, Delhi and some more stations.
2) As the services of Railways and almost all public transport has been halted due to lockdown, transportation needs to be provided for commuting from residence to office and back as has been made by the CCA, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
3) Necessary sanitization of vehicles at regular intervals may please be ordered
4) Directions may kindly be given for Providing masks and hand sanitizers in sufficient quantities to all which have not been made available by the administrations of majority of Departments/ administrations.
5) Availability of food, water and proper sanitation may be ordered as total lockdown in the area is imposed.
6) As mentioned already in earlier communications, appropriate orders to curb the overcrowding of offices by the visitors such as representatives of DDOs and visitors may kindly issued
Though the requests made above are very petty in nature, but these are the general advisory issued by the Government as preventive measures against the spread of corona Virus.
We request your good self to kindly direct all the heads of the departments of Civil Accounts Organisation to ensure hiring of vehicles and placing those for the daily travelling of staff and officers posted for essential services.
We once again assure all support from our members in your efforts of accuracy and effectiveness of financial management which bring laurels to our accounting organization.
. We shall be extremely grateful if you kindly direct your office to kindly endorse us a copy of the OM/Circular/ advisory issued by it through email for our information and further necessary action.
(A.B.Sunilkumar) (Amol V. Sule) (V.Bhattacharjee)
Joint Chairpersion, COC and Joint Chairpersion, COC and Joint Convener, COC and
President Secretary General Secretary General
All India Association of Pay All India Civil Accounts All India Civil Accounts
and Accounts Officers (Civil) Employees Association Employees Association