CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE OF
CIVIL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS
[All India Civil Accounts Employees Association]
[All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II]
Represented as NFCAA
[All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil)]
No.COC/CA/2015/Corr-5 dated 28-09-2015
Shri M.J. Joseph,
Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
New Delhi – 110003
Subject:- Forwarding of Resolution adopted in the meeting of the Co-ordination Committee held on 23rd September, 2015.
We the undersigned do hereby forward a self-explanatory Resolution adopted in the meeting of this Co-ordination Committee held in Delhi on 23rd September, 2015.
The Resolution contains the requests for immediate cadre review of Gr. B& C cadres including MTS and adoption of a mutually agreed transfer policy which embraces the totality of the Gr B and C Civil Accounts Employees.
Since, the resentment has been precipitating among the officers and employees who are being represented by this co-ordination committee, we request you to kindly open meaningful dialogue with the representatives of the co-ordination committee and take early favourable action to settle the demands.
Secretary General Secretary General
& Jt. Convener & Jt. Convener
This meeting of the Co-ordination Committee of the Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations held in Delhi on 23rd September, 2015 under took a review of its demands of – 1. Cadre Review of Gr. B & C Employees, 2. Filling up of vacant posts and 3. Adoption of a mutually agreed transfer policy. In fact the Co-ordination Committee had requested the Controller General of Accounts to kindly negotiate with the representatives of the Co-ordination Committee which represents All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category – II and All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officer (Civil) and settle above discussed demands at an early date. But the Controller General of Accounts has preferred to ignore the request of the Co-ordination Committee.
However, the Controller General of Accounts vide his office letter dated 11.09.2015 conveyed to the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association that-
The proposal for Cadre Review of Gr. B&C Cadres interalia recommending higher pay in each grade was sent to department of expenditure by the Controller General of Accounts. But the Department of Expenditure has drawn the attention of Controller General of Accounts to the instruction contained in its OMs. Dated 7.1.1999 and 29th October 2014 and directed the office of Controller General of Accounts review its proposal. The Department of Expenditure further informed Controller General of Accounts that the revision of Pay in respect of Civil Accounts Employees will not be done in isolation and the same shall be viewed and examined in the larger context of organized accounts services as a whole. Therefore, the matter will be examined by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, in a holistic manner keeping in view the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission as well.
Responding to the demand of filling up of vacant post, the Controller General of Accounts informed the All India Civil Accounts Employees Association that 800 dossiers for Accountants obtained from SSC have been sent to field offices for filling up of vacant posts.
In respect of Transfer policy the Controller General conveyed that the draft transfer policy shall be made available in the website for comments by all.
The meeting of the co-ordination committee deliberated on the contents of the above letter of the office of the Controller General of Accounts and noted the following:-
1. The Ministry of Finance vide its OM dated 7.1.1999 had lifted the ban on cadre review/cadre restructuring and hence it vindicates the justification of the demand of Cadre Review in Civil Accounts which was not done within last 28 years after 1987.
2. The OM. Dated 29th October, 2014 of Ministry of Finance has dealt with expenditure management – Economy measure and rationalization of expenditure. Through the OM specific direction for cut in non-plan expenditure seminars and conferences, purchase of vehicles, domestic and international travel and creation of posts etc were given, but no restriction on cadre review and cadre restructuring was imposed. As such, contents of this OM of Department of Expenditure do not enforce any embargo in under taking cadre review.
3. Cadre Review in majority of the Central Government Departments including Department of Post, CBDT and CBEC etc have been undertaken and implemented. CBEC & CBDT are the two wings of the Department of Revenue and inspite of the fact that the cadre structures of both the organizations are analogous, the cadre review in these organizations have been conducted separately and implemented. Though it is being said that the cadres of Civil Accounts are a part of the organized Accounts but structurally and functionally the cadres of Civil Accounts are vastly different from the organized Accounts Cadres. Therefore, the decision of postponement of cadre review beyond the implementation of 7th CPC for entire organized Accounts cadre does not stand on justification and hence untenable.
4. As per the point No .7 of the “POINTS TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE CADRE CONTROLLING AUTHORITIES WHILE FORMULATING PROPOSAL FOR CADRE REVIEW OF GR – ‘A’ SERVICES”, prescribed by DOP&T, the Cadre Review of Group “A” Services should be done after the Cadre Review of Gr. B, C & D are completed. But this basic norm was not observed and the Cadre Review of Gr. A officers of Civil Accounts Organization has been completed and implemented vide Department of Expenditure OM dated 11th March, 2015.
The meeting of the Co-ordination Committee also observed that the Controller General of Accounts has not sought the views of all constituents of coordination committee on the most important issue of transfer policy inspite of the fact that entirety of the Gr. B, C & D employees of the Civil Accounts Organization are adversely affected by the existing transfer policy and all employees and officers organizations representing these categories have been persistently pleading for adoption of a mutually agreed employee friendly transfer policy.
In view of the above situations this meeting of the Co-ordination Committee resolves to urge upon the Controller General of Accounts to kindly take note of the views expressed by the meeting and take favourable decision for resolving the grievances of all Group B and C cadres so that cordial atmosphere prevails in the organization.
The meeting furthers resolves to forward the Resolution to the Controller General of Accounts.
(Gopal Krishna Nair) (S.S. Chauhan)
Joint Chairperson Joint Chairperson