This federal executive meeting of the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations represented by All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association category II held on 3rd and 4th April 2011 at Delhi express its strongest resentment against the indifferent attitude of Civil Accounts authorities towards the demands of the Civil Accounts Employees.
While accepting the memorandum (on 16 point charter demands) from the delegation of National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations on 8th December 2010, the Controller General of Accounts had assured that, he would soon convene meetings with the representatives of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association category II for settlement of the demands across the table mutually.
But inspite of repeated requests by both the Associations for the last three months, Controller General has not convened any meeting. However, responding to the letters dated 7th January 2011 of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association category II, the Office of the Controller General of Accounts had conveyed to the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association through a letter dated 1st February 2011 that the date of meeting being communicated to the Association in due course. But even after lapse of two more months, office of the Controller General of Accounts has not fixed any date for meetings which is untenable.
The meeting resolves that, if this resolution is ignored and no communication containing the date(s) for meeting(s) is received by the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association category II at the earliest, the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations shall be compelled to organize intensified organizational action throughout the country.
Resolved that the copies of the Resolution shall be forwarded to the Controller General of Accounts.
This federal executive meeting of the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations represented by All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association category II held on 3rd and 4th April 2011 at Delhi strongly condemns the disciplinary proceeding initiated by the authorities of Pr. CCA, CBEC against the Secretary General for participating in Trade Union meeting as a part of normal organizational activity.
the authorities of Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts, Central Board of Excise and Customs, AGCR Building, I.P. Estate, New Delhi has chosen to initiate disciplinary proceedings, against Shri Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Secretary General, National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations and General Secretary of the Delhi State Committee of Confederation Of Central Government Employees and Workers on an allegation that he had organized a meeting outside the AGCR Building on 1st February 2011 without taking prior permission from the concerned authorities.
In order to mobilize the Central Government employees for the "workers march to Parliament" (to be held on 23rd Feb. 2011) to project certain worker/employees related matters before the Government, the State Committee of the Confederation had decided to organize meetings during lunch recess in front of various offices of the Govt. of India located in Delhi. One such meeting was to be held at AGCR building on 1st February 2011. As it is the practice that permission for such meetings is obtained by the concerned Association of employees located in the identified building, the State Committee and its General Secretary was accordingly informed that permission for holding such meeting had been requested for by the Civil Audit Association, O/o DGACR, Delhi during lunch recess on 01-02-2011 and the permission was not denied by the concerned authorities. No doubt the meeting was interfered with a direction by the Senior Accounts Officer, purported to be on behalf of the Director General Audit (Central Expenditure) to the effect that the meeting must be disbanded. The concerned officer was repeatedly told by the organizers that the meeting would be over within lunch hour. The DGACR Authorities, instead of showing amenableness in their attitude, provoked the organizers' of the meeting by calling police. But the Police left the spot after finding that the meeting was taking place peacefully and there was no violation of rules and regulations.
After everything was over, allegations were leveled by the DGACR authorities against Shri V. Bhattacharjee, Secretary General which are prima facie untenable both on merits and legally. Being the Secretary General of a recognized Association, Shri V. Bhatacharjee has functioned within the ambit of the rules and regulations and has not violated any of the provisions of the Conduct rules. Initiation of disciplinary proceedings against the functionaries of the recognized Associations on untenable allegations will throttle the very functioning of the Association, recognized by the Government for the purpose of projecting the grievances and demands of the employees for its redresssal by the authorities. In fact such action will only bring about ill feeling between the mass of the employees and the authorities.
This meeting considers the above action of authorities of Pr. CCA, CBEC, New Delhi is nothing but attitude of curbing the routine nature activity of the Association and gross misuse of powers.
The meeting therefore, appeals upon Controller General of Accounts to kindly intervene in the matter and direct the authorities of Pr. CCA, CBEC, to drop the proceeding immediately.
The Resolves that the Resolution adopted shall be submitted to the Controller General of Accounts.