JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF
ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS
AUDIT LEKHA BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, P.O. VASUNDHARA, DT. GHAZIABAD, U.P, 201012
Ph. 0120-2881727/011-2578 5070
No: JAC/Circular-01/2010 Dated: 14th January 2010
Chief Executive of Constituent Organization &
Conveners, of local JACs.
At the very outset, wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2010.
Hope the Campaign Week Programme from 4th to 8th January 2010 has been implemented by all branches of every Constituent of JAC exhorting the members for industrial action to achieve the demands. A detailed report on the campaign week may please be sent to apex JAC headquarter immediately.
As per the decisions taken in the last meeting of apex JAC held on 8th December, 2009, Com.M.S.Raja, Chairman visited Mumbai and Bangalore. In Mumbai, no meeting of JAC was arranged as the major Constituent organisation was busy with its own organisational affairs. In Bangalore, a well attended JAC meeting was held on 4th January 2009. The Bangalore meeting was attended by the units of All India Audit & Accounts Association and All India Audit & Accounts officers Association and All India Postal Accounts Employees Association. The representative of AICAEA could not attend the meeting due to some communication gap.
Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener visited Kolkata and Guwahati. In Kolkata a joint meeting of constituents of local JAC was held on 21st December, 2009 under the Chairpersonship of Com. Ashim Kr. Bhattacharjee, President, AICAEA, West Bengal Branch. Representatives of Civil Accounts( Category II &III), Audit and Accounts (Commercial Audit, AG(A&E) West Bengal, P&T Audit, Scientific Audit, Railway Audit, Pr Director of Audit Central and Defence Audit) Defence Accounts, Railway Accounts and Postal Accounts participated in the meeting. This meeting unanimously took the decision of reviving the local JAC by convening a meeting of all constituents on 12th January 2010.
Convener had a meeting with leaders of All India Defence Accounts Employees Association. The leadership of All India Defence Accounts Employees Association assured that they would co-operate with Apex JAC in all future activities. Com. G.P.Dutta, Secretary General, All India Defence Accounts Employees Association (Hq.Kolkata) attended the meeting of local JAC meeting. He assured the house that, his Association shall continue to be the integral part of the JAC and implement all decisions of JAC. He further assured that, he being one of the leaders of the apex JAC shall participate in all meetings in future.
The local JAC, Guwahati organized a meeting of its constituents on 31st December, 2009 under the Chairpersonship of Com. B. P. Bhattacharjee, ex-Secretary General of AIA&A Association. Representatives of Audit and Accounts, Civil Accounts, Railway Accounts and Postal Accounts attended the meeting. Local JAC of Guwahati was re-constituted in this meeting wherein Com. S. K. Dutta, (Civil Accounts) and Com. G. K. Gohain (Audit Accounts) have been elected as Chairman and Convener respectively. Since no communication was received from Shillong, Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, apex JAC, could not visit the station and he requested the newly elected JAC leadership of Guwahati and other available National leaders of constituents of apex JAC stationed at Guwahati to visit Shillong jointly at the earliest and take effort of reviving the local JAC there.
OBSERVE DEMANDS DAY ON 21ST JANUARY, 2010
As per the decision of the last apex JAC meeting, call was given for observing Demands Day on 21st January, 2010 by holding massive lunch hour demonstration and submitting the charter to demands to the authorities in all the field offices of all the JAC Constituents.
1. Apex JAC shall submit the Charter of Demands to the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister, the Cabinet Secretary and the Expenditure Secretary.
2. All constituents of apex JAC are to submit the Charter of Demands to their Departmental Heads and direct their Units and Branches to hold demonstration in front of the offices of their local heads and submit the Charter of demands through a mass deputation.
3. The Charter of demands may include the demands formulated by apex JAC along with sectional demands.
LETTER TO MINISTER
Apex JAC had issued a letter to Shri Nomo Narain, Minister of State for Ministry of Finance to intervene and persuade the Department and Expenditure to implement the Arbitration dated 24/08/2004 in regard to Pay Scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants & Accounts Assistants of Railways notionally for the entire period of 01/01/86 to 31/12/05 and actually with effect from 01/01/06.
The Minister incharge has invited the representatives of JAC for a discussion on 18th January, 2010. Available apex JAC leaders shall attend the meeting.
APEX JAC MEETING AT JAIPUR ON 1ST FEBRUARY
It has been decided that the representatives of apex JAC shall meet at Jaipur on 1st February, 2010 as per the decision taken in the earlier meeting. This meeting shall take the stock of the situation and finalize the date for the united Industrial action of the Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers in the month of March, 2010. All constituents are therefore requested to attend the meeting positively. Time and venue of the meeting shall be informed to all concerned separately.
With warm greetings,
Copy of the Joint Action Committee Of
Accounts & Audit Employees & Officers Organisations letter Reference: JAC/FM/2009/11 dated 14th Dec. 2009 to Shri Nomo Narain, Minister of State Ministry of Finance,
Respectfully we invite your kind attention to the award given by the Board of Arbitration on 24/08/2004 in regard to Pay Scale of Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants & Accounts Assistants of Railways:-
"The Government is directed to upgrade Pay Scale same as to the Assistants of Central Secretariat services of Rs: 1640-2900 (Rupees 5500-9000 with effect from 01/01/96) to all Senior Auditors/Senior Accountants & Accounts Assistants of Railways with effect from 01/01/86 notionally and actual payment from 12/11/01 the date of reference of arbitration to the Board"
As per the instructions given by the Committee of Secretaries, the above award should have been implemented or referred to the Parliament for modification/rejection within a period of six months ending on 24/02/05. However, it has not so far been implemented.
The matter was discussed in the Committee of National Council J. C. M. The official side contented that more than 1200 Crores would have to be paid by way of arrears if the award was implemented actually from 12/11/01 which the Government cannot afford. The staffside then suggested that actual payment may be from 19.02.03, the date from which Government have already ordered to upgrade the pay scale i. e. notionally w.e.f 01/01/96 actually from the above date. The officials stated that even then the amount of arrear to be paid would be Rs. 675 crores which is not feasible.
The staff representatives have been therefore, given in writing to forego all arrears and requested that the award may be implemented for the entire period from 01/01/1986 to 31/12/2005 notionally & actually from 01/01/06. Since accepting the recommendations of VICPC, Government have already upgraded the pay scale of these employees to pre-revised pay scale of Rs 6500-10500 Pay Band PB-2 with grade Pay of Rs 4200, there would be no extra liability for the Government.
The matter is however kept pending for last 3years in the Department of Expenditure.
We, therefore request you to intervene and persuade the Department and Expenditure to implement the award notionally for the entire period of 01/01/86 to 31/12/05 as it has been implemented with effect from 01/01/06.
The entire fraternity of employees of IA & AD and Organized Accounts Establishments will be grateful to you for this intervention and settlement of long pending demand.
With profound regards
No. Date 21-01-2010
Subject:- request for settlement of long pending demands of Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers.
The 6th Central Pay Commission did not do justice to Accounts and Audit Employees and while implementing the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission, Government of India also did not also take any favorable action to remove the injustice done by the pay Commission. The Accounts and Audit employees have been consistently requesting the Government of India to resolve the grievances of the Accounts and Audit Employees regarding their pay scale related issues. But the Government has created further disparity between the Accounts &Audit cadres and the Cadres in Central Secretariat by upgrading the pay scales of Central Secretariat cadres.
Also, there are various other issues –listed below- that are pending for long with resolution. The employees and officers of IA&AD and Organised Accounts are agitated over the non upgradation of pay scales of Audit & Accounts Cadres at par with CSS and also over the inaction on other long pending grievances.
It is requested that, appropriate action for negotiated settlement of all the demands may kindly be taken at an early date.
Enclo: charter of demands
1. Implement arbitration award by granting higher pay scale notionally w.e.f.1-1-1986 and effectively w.e.f 1-1-2006.
2. upgrade LDCs by re-designating them as Acctts/Audit Assistants and following pay sales to different cadres-
Acctts/Audit Assistant PB-1 with Grade Pay Rs.2400
Accountant/Auditor/ Steno Gr.II PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4200
Sr. Accountant/Auditor/ Steno Gr.I PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4600
SO/JAO/AAO/PS PB-2 with Grade Pay Rs.4800
PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs.5400
On completion of 4 years.
Accounts/Audit Officer PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs.6600
Sr. Accounts/Audit Officer PB-3 with Grade Pay Rs.7600
3. Grant ACP on departmental hierarchy basis.
4. Grant one increment and Grade pay of Rs.4800 from the day of passing JAO/SOG examination.
5. Grant three increments on passing departmental confirmatory examination.
6. Step up pay of Senior Promotees who exhausted ACP in the event of junior drawing more pay and getting ACP in compliance with apex court judgment.
7. Grant recognition to Railway Accounts Staff Association.