Correspondence with authorities by AICAEAAll India Civil Accounts Employees Association
(RECOGNIZED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
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No:- AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2017/1220 Dated: 28.12.2017
Shri Anthony Lianzuala,
Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
4th Floor, GPOA, Block-E, INA,
New Delhi – 110023
Subject: - Counting of service for Grant of benefit of II ACP to Sr. Accountant appointed as Accountant from the 1st July of the next year of passing open examination conducted by SSC as per orders of DoPT and MHA.
I have been directed to refer your office letter No:- A-11019/25/2017/MF.CGA (A)/AICAEA-HQ/429 dated 06.11.2017 and state that the ACP Scheme was implemented by the Central Government in pursuance of the recommendations of VCPC and it was decided to grant financial up-gradations to the government servants on completion of 12 and 14 years regular service, if no regular promotion during the prescribed period (12/24-years) have been granted to an employee. For the purpose of calculating the 12/24 years of regular service the date of actual appointment in service as the date of commencement of regular service was taken and accordingly the ACP benefits had been given on completion of 12/24 years from the date of actual appointment in the respective grade.
However, DoPT Establishment-D have of late clarified that-
“for the purpose of ACP Scheme, the regular service will have to be same as counted for regular promotion and that the regular service/residency service will have to commence from the 1st July of the year of examination. In other works, the regular service in respect of direct recruitment will commence from the 1st July of the year following the year of examination and in respect of seniority quota/departmental examination candidates, the regular service will commence from the 1st July of the Select List year in which they have been included.”
A copy of the Office Memorandum No.A-31016/3/99-Ad.1 (B) dated 31.10.2002 issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in this respect is enclosed herewith for your kind reference.
It may also be added here that, your office has been fixing the seniority of direct recruit Accountants on the basis of their rank allotted by the staff selection commission and this fact can be evident from the point No:- 5 of the OM. No. A-11019/46/2017-18/MF.CGA/NG/Pr. Acctts/431 dated 13.12.2016 of your office.
It is therefore requested that, suitable orders for:-
(1) Review of financial upgradations granted under ACPs in the Civil Accounts Organization
(2) Grant of financial upgradation to the direct recruit Accountants counting their seniority in service from 1st July of the year following the year of recruitment (SSC) Examination may kindly be issued at an early date.
Encl:- as above