DISCUSSION WITH C. G. A.
Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Secretary General along with Com. A. K. Mehta, President, AICAEA, Cat-II had met Shri Jawhar Thakur, CGA on 24th January 2013. The meeting lasted for more than an hour. Brief resume of the discussion held between the representatives of the Associations and the CGA is as below -
1. PAY CUT AGAINST PARTICIPATION IN STRIKE ON COMMON DEMANDS:-
Representatives of the Associations pointed out that on common demands, the working class of the country, under the leadership of all majo0r trade Central Unions and Independent Federations, had resorted to a day’s strike on 28th February 2012. Again at the call of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, nearly 12 lakhs Central Government Employees of the Country had resorted to a day’s strike on 12th December 2012 demanding setting up of 7th Pay Commission, Merger of 50% DA with pay, stoppage of outsourcing/ contracterisation of Government functions and Scrapping of PFRDA Bill etc. The Associations Civil Accounts Employees being the part of the working class of the country and affiliates of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers endorsed the calls for strike and the members of the Associations participated in both the strike actions. Against none of these strikes, Government of India has asked the employers concerned to take any punitive action and not even deduct the pay for the strike day’s. But, Controller of Accounts, CBDT, Mumbai has ordered for deduction of pay of the Civil Accounts Employees working under his control. Such an isolated action of one of the officers of the Civil Accounts organization is highly disappointing and it would put a deep dent in the existing cordial relation between the employees’ organizations and the Civil Accounts authorities. Therefore, CGA may kindly do the needful in this respect.
CGA immediately responded positively and telephonically advised the CA, CBDT, Mumbai not take any step for deduction of salary of the employees in isolation when no instruction of the Government in this respect is there and no authorities have so far taken any action against their employees.
2. PROMOTION OF SENIOR ACCOUNTANTS AS AAO STRICTLY ON SENIORITY BASIS:-
Representatives of the Associations stated that in the seniority list of Senior Accountants published in the website of CGA for the purpose of promotion as AAO under 10% promotional quota, names of many senior persons have been left out and in case the orders for promotions are issued on the basis of the existing list, they shall not get the promotion as many of them shall retire shortly. Therefore, all Heads of the Departments of Civil Accounts Organization may please be requested by CGA office to furnish the details within ten days and after updating the Seniority list of Senior Accountants, promotion orders may be issued. Staff Side also requested CGA that as per the demand of the Association, raising the quota for promotion to 30% of AAOs and removal of the condition of 53 years of age as eligibility for promotion may also be brought in to effect.
CGA agreed to the proposal of updating of the seniority list before the promotion orders are issued and instructed his office to issue letters to the authorities concerned immediately. He asked the Association also to send the list of the persons whose names have not been appeared in the seniority list published by CGA office. CGA further stated that, more than 240 persons are likely to be promoted in one stroke and it would be done at the earliest. In respect of other issues, i. e. raising the quota for promotion to 30% of AAOs and removal of the condition of 53 years of age as eligibility for promotion, CGA told that those would be considered in a later date and only after holding discussion with the Association in the formal meeting.
3. LEGITIMATE BENEFITS TO PS AND SR. PS:-
Representatives of the Associations requested CGA to give equal treatment to the officers and employees working in Civil Accounts HQ i. e. CGA office and grant headquarters allowance to Ps & Sr. PS working in CGA office. Staff side also requested CGA to provide justified pay scales to stenographers/Ps/Sr. Ps in Court of Law.
CGA assured that both the requests shall be examined and considered favorably.
4. FORMAL MEETING WITH NATIONAL EXECUTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATIONS:-
Representatives of the Associations requested CGA to convene formal meeting with the National Executives of the Associations.
CGA asked the representatives of the Associations to submit the items of agenda. He also assured that, he would convene the meeting soon after the agenda for the meeting is submitted to him.
5. GRANT OF RECOGNITION TO AICAEA CAT-II
Representatives of the Associations also requested CGA to grant Recognition to AICAEA Cat-II without further delay.
CGA agreed to examine the proposal of the Association representatives favorably.
6. RENOVATION OF CENTRAL OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATION:-
Representatives of the Associations brought it to the notice of CGA that, despite two reminders to CCA (Supply), New Delhi by CGA authorities, the CCA (Supply) has neither discussed the matter with the Association representatives nor initiated any action for renovation of the Central Office of the Association.
CGA assured to look into this grievance of the Association at the earliest.
CGA of his own informed that very large amount or work in connection with CPSMS has come in the Civil Accounts Organization and authorities are pursuing the Government for creation of adequate number posts required for handling the work. However, the Association is expected to co-operate with the authorities in disposing works connected with CPSMS.
Representatives of the Associations assured that full co-ordination shall be extended in this respect.
8. TRANSFER POLICY
CGA also stated that, he intends to bring suitable amendments in the transfer policy in consultation with the Association and Association may give its proposal in this respect. Moreover, the CGA office shall always try to ensure that Group C Employees are not dislocated from one station to another station on promotion.
Representatives of the Associations thanked CGA for such a positive approach and proposed that the item may be discussed in the formal meeting.
Representatives of the Associations left the office of CGA after offering him thanks.