Saturday, December 28, 2019


All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
Central Headquarters
Phone No. 011-23345070, Mob. No. 9868520926 e-mail:-

Central Office: -                                                                                       Address for Communication:-
Room No. 351, ‘B’ Wing,                                                                                               17/2 – C, P & T Quarters
Loknayak Bhawan,                                                                                                                   Kali Bari Marg
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003                                                                                     New Delhi - 110001

No. AICAEA-AICAEA CATII/HQ/A-2//2019/609-639                                                  Dated 11.12.2019

Smt. Soma Roy Burman,
Controller General of Accounts,
            Department of Expenditure,
            Ministry of Finance,
            4th Floor, GPOA, Block-E, INA,
New Delhi – 110023

Subject:- Merger of Accountant/ Sr. Accountants and placing in the pay level 7 – request regarding.
I have been directed to invite your kind attention to the fact that, prior to IV Pay Commission 80% Accountants were the functional grade and 20 % Sr. Accountants were non-functional selection grades in the erstwhile composite IA&AD and Civil Accounts Organisations.  As a result of job evaluation done by the Administrative Staff College at Hyderabad at the instance of III CPC in which Auditors/Accountants has edge over Assistants grade (of CSS), a solid justification for grant of Pay Scale of Assistant grade to the Auditor/Accountant post had been laid down.        
1.     The IV CPC had not only clubbed the posts of Auditors of IA&AD and Central Secretariat Assistants and recommended the pay scale of 1400-2600, but also extended the same pay scale to Accountants in Indian Audit & Accounts Department and Organized Accounts which was implemented by the Government with effect from 01.04.1987 vide OM No F.5 (32)-E.III/86-Pt.II, Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure date 12th June 1987. As such duties and responsibilities of Accountant and Senior Accountants had been changed. Senior Accountant had been converted as functional grade and Accountants had been converted as non-functional grade.  With this change specific areas of work for both the categories had been earmarked.
2.     After restructuring of the Accounting staff and placement of 80% of Accountants/Senior Accountants in the higher pay scales w.e.f. 01.04.1987, your office vide OM No:- 11019/58/88/MF. CGA (A) dated 24th April, 1989 had categorized the duties of Sr. Accountants and Accountants in the following manner:-
1.        Senior Accountant:-                 Duties discernibility of important and complex nature.
2.        Accountant:-                                Duties of light and routine nature
Further, as per the “ANNEXURE” to the OM, the duties of light nature of work to be assigned to the Accountants were specified. Those were as under:-
1.                 Receipt of bills, issue of tokens and delivery of cheques.
2.                 Cheque writing and issue of cheques.
3.                 Maintenance of Broad sheet of long term advances.
4.                 Post Check of vouchers (works/Estt).
5.                 Maintenance of Broad sheet of long term advances.
6.                 Posting of GPF schedule in Ledgers.
7.                 Calling for application for admission to G.P.F.
8.                 Maintenance of nomination of GPF Account Register.
9.                 Caretaker duties.
10.           Purchase of stationery and handling of stationery items distribution etc.
11.           Other Misc items of work assigned by the officers ……….. as maintenance of Guard files etc.
12.           Recording/Indexing & weeding out of records.

Similar decision in respect of the Cadre of JAO/AAO (1st Supervisory level) was also taken. The JAO and the AAOs were allocated separate duties and responsibilities during that period.
During the contemporary period, in the 2nd supervisory level of IA&AD and organized Accounts too, the ratio of 20% and 80% posts of Accounts Officers and Senior Accounts Officers were being maintained by the Government.
3.     The VCPC however, did not give cognizance to the above matters and recommended the deserving pay scales to Accounts cadres in terms of its recommendations. But the Government of India had taken note of this omission of V CPC and upgraded the Pay Scale of Accountants to 4500-7000 notionally with effect from 01.01.1996 and actually with effect from 19.02.2003.

4.     6CPC had argued against disparity in the Pay Scales in the CSS and the field offices and    emphatically recommended that-
“the time has come to grant parity between similarly placed personnel employed in field offices and in the Secretariat” and further that “this parity will need to be absolute till the grade of Assistant” (Para 3.1.3).
As per para 7.56.8 of their Report, the 6 CPC had observed that because it had  recommended merger of pre- revised pay scales of 5500-9000 & 6500-10500 which would automatically place Assistants in Central Secretariat and Senior Auditors/Accountants in an identical pay band and grade pay.
The Government had implemented the 6 CPC recommendations and granted PB2 Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to both the Assistants of Central Secretariat and the Senior Auditor/Accountants of IA&AD & organized Accounts. But subsequently, Govt. of India vide DOPT OM No I/I/2008-IC dated 16.11.2009, had granted PB-2 Grade Pay of 4600 to Assistant of Central Secretariat on the plea that the Assistants in Headquarters are required to be at a higher level since “there is an element of direct recruitment in their case and that too, through an all-India Competitive Examination.”
The Government however,  had merged the erstwhile JAO and AAO to the level of AAO and extended the upgraded and inform pay scales to all AAOS

5.     7th CPC had discussed the parity of Pay scales with Assistance of CSS and Senior Accountants/Auditors elaborately in the Chapters on “Organized Accounts Staff” in para 11.12. 136 and gave its recommended in para 11.12.137 in the following manner-
11.12.136 In 1984, the government bifurcated the Audit cadre of IA&AD into Auditors (20 percent) and Senior Auditors (80 percent) and granted the pay scale of Assistant of CSS to Senior Auditors. The IV CPC, had, after the above consideration, taken the view that there should be broad parity in the pay scales of the staff in IA&AD and other accounts organizations. The recommendation of IV CPC was accepted by the government and implemented w.e.f.01.01.1986 for audit and from 1 April, 1987 for accounts in case of IA&AD and other Accounts Departments and Senior Auditors has been given the same pay scale of Assistant of CSS.
11.12.137 “…………. The Commission, in Chapter 7.1, has already taken a view with regard to pay level of Assistants of CSS. The recommendation there will settle the parities as have been sought to be established.“
The7th Central Pay Commission in the para 7.1.4 J stated the following:-
“………………………………..The Commission accordingly strongly recommends parity in pay between the field staff and headquarters staff up to the rank of Assistants on two grounds- firstly the field staff are recruited through the same examination and they follow the same rigour as the Assistants of CSS and secondly there is no difference in the nature of functions discharged by both. Therefore to bring in parity as envisaged by the VI CPC, this Commission recommends bringing the level of Assistants of CSS at par with those in the field offices who are presently drawing GP 4200. Accordingly, in the new pay matrix the Assistants of both Headquarters as well as field will come to lie in Level 6 in the pay matrix corresponding to pre revised GP 4200 and pay fixed accordingly. …….
6.     Apart from the above, it is also on record that, almost all Controller Generals have all along pleaded before the consecutive Pay Commissions and the Government of India to grant the parity in pay scales between the Senior Accountants and the Assistants of Central Secretariat and of late, the Controller Generals have specifically recommended for placing the Senior Accountants at the level 7 of the pay matrix. 

7.     Now the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has taken a conscious decision to merge the AO/ Sr. AO at the level of Sr. AO Group A and this decision has been conveyed vide Gazette Notification dated 18th November 2019.
            Therefore, it is imminent from the above discussions that, after three decades and implementation of three CPCs (5th, 6th & 7th) the scenario has completely changed. The Government of India, in appreciation of the nature of duties and responsibilities has considered for the merger the JAO/ AAO to the upgraded level of AAO and Accounts officers/ Senior Accounts Officers to the upgraded level of Sr. AO (Gr. A). 
            In pursuance of the discussions made above we would like to draw your kind attention to the following facts;-
1.                  Practically   the Accountants/Senior Accountants are now discharging their
duties in a very high level of electronic atmosphere. 
2.                 The newly recruited Accountants are qualified more than enough against the minimum qualification of Graduate level. 
3.                 There is no distinctive borderline of duties of Accountant and   Senior Accountants now-a-days in the Pay and Accounts Offices due to Computerization and modernisation of accounting systems.
4.                 80% post of Accountant were upgraded as Senior Accountant and the Accountants were decided to consider for the posts of Senior Accountants after 3 years of service long ago w.e.f. 01.04.1987. Justification of the same is totally obsolete in present scenario. 
5.                 There cannot be two sets of employees and two sets of pay scales for the same work. 

            Therefore, we request you that the arrangement of Accountant and Senior Accountant being an obsolete concept in the present situation may kindly be dispensed with and Accountants and Senior Accountants may be merged together as Senior Accountants as has been done in case of JAO & AAO and AO/Sr. AO on functional justification and from the point of justice to the cadre. 
             Your kind and early favourable decision in this regard shall be highly appreciable.
Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,

 (V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General
  Copy for kind information to:

1.                 All National Executive/Women Committee Members.
2.                 All Branch/ Unit Secretaries.
3.                All Fraternal Associations functioning under the Banner of COC of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Associations.
 (V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Contact :( 0)9868520926. E-mail:,
Represented By
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
       All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category -II
Central Office: -                                                                                                                              Address for Communication: Room No. 351, ‘B’ Wing,                                                                                                    17/2 – C, P & T Quarters,
Loknayak Bhawan                                                                                                                                                             Kali Bari Marg,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003                                                                                                                     New Delhi-110001

No. NFCAA/HQ/A-1/Cir-10/2019                                                              Dated: 25.12.2019
          All Federal Executive Members,
          All Women Committee Members,
All Branch Secretaries of AICAEA & AICAEA Cat- II
Dear Comrades,
As per our convention, the 16th All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association (AICAEA), 8th All India Conference of All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II (AICAEA CAT II) and 8th National Convention of our National Women’s Committee are going to take place at the same venue at Hyderabad from 3rd January to 5th January 2020.
The Joint Open and Inaugural Session shall be held on 3rd January, 2020. Our Controller General of Accounts has been invited to attend the Conference as Chief Guest. In the wake of the forthcoming unites struggle of working class in the form of one day strike on 8th January, 2020, Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers’ have been invited to inaugurate the Conferences and Com. A.K. Padmanabham, Vice President, CITU as well as a veteran Trade Union Leader of the country has been invited to offer the Key Note Address. Several other leaders of Central Government Employees and Accounts fraternity have also been invited to offer their greetings and address the delegates of the conferences. Com. A.B. Sunil Kumar, Secretary General, All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officer (Civil) being the integral part and one of the joint Conveners of the Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Association has also kindly agreed to attend and address the delegates.
On the same day, the 8th National Convention of the National Women’s Committee shall also be held after the Open and Inaugural Session. This convention shall be inaugurated by Com. (Smt.) Usha Bonepalli, Chairperson and Com. (Smt.) Gita Bhattacharjee, Asstt. Convener, National Women’s Committee, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers shall be the key speaker.
The Receiption Committee for the Conferences and women convention have been formed by the AP&TS Branches.
Professor Nageswar, Ex-MLC is the Chairman of the Receiption Committee. Com. Bapu Rao (AICAEA) and Com. Neela Suresh (AICAEA Cat-II) are the Secretary and the Convener of the Receiption Committee respectively. Elaborate arrangements are being made by the Receiption Committee for the success of the Conferences and National Convention of women. The Receiption Committee has formed 6 (six) sub-committees and distributed the tasks to those subcommittees. Mobile numbers of the members of the Receiption Committee who would be required to be contracted by the Delegates from outstations in connection with their arrival and accommodation etc. are furnished below:-
·       Com. M. Bapu Rao, General Secretary,                                                    Mob:- 9603337020
·       Com. Neela Suresh, Convener,                                                                   Mob:- 9885096281
·       Com. A. Mahesh, Finance Secretary                                                         Mob:- 9618961938
·       Com. P. Prasanna Kumar, Convener (Accommodation Committee)                Mob:- 9848195126
·       Com. R. Ramachandra Reddy, Convener (Transport Committee)                    Mob:- 8519805636

The delegates are required send their itinerary  and other details like number of delegates including number of men and women delegates to Com. Bapu Rao, General Secretary of the Receiption Committee or Com. Neela Suresh, Convener under intimation to Secretary General, AICAEA, New Delhi (Mob:- 9885096281/9013163804) and Secretary General, AICAEA Category-II Mumbai (Mob:- 9029028678/932547352).
It is the pertinent duty of each Unit and Branch Secretary of the country to extend their fullest co-operation to their respective All India Associations and the Receiption Committee so that the Conferences and Women Convention could be totally successful.
We appeal upon the Unit and Branch Secretaries to take all efforts for mobilising maximum numbers of men and women delegates form entire country. We also appeal upon each and every member right from AAO to MTS to take part in the conferences both mentally and physically. Our organization is a monolithic organization for more than four decades. With supreme sacrifice of our leaders we have reached to the present position.  It could also be possible because of the whole hearted support of each every member of our Associations. Our achievements are innumerable and in order to achieve the major issues pending at present we need the total unity.
As the AICAEA had become a formidable force, the Association was forcefully divided by the CGA authorities violating the CCS (RSA), Rules 1993 during our Hyderabad Conference in 2002 as a result of which we were compelled to segregate the composite All India Civil Accounts Employees Association into two Associations as All India Civil Accounts Employees Association for Group C&D cadres and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II for JAO/AAOs separately. The word “Category II” had been tagged after the name of the Association under the dictates of the authorities.  However, due to our determination, we could keep our unity intact by forming the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations of two Associations at the All India Level and State level by holding a Convention at Cochin in September 2003. The National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations is now-a-days popularly known as NFCAA and this name is now being attempted to hijack to confuse the members.
For last 17 (Seventeen) years the authorities are not granting recognition to the AICAEA Cat-II inspite of the fact that the Association had been all along maintaining the required numbers of membership for recognition under CCS(RSA) Rules 1993. It is because of the fact that the Civil Accounts Authorities are scared of the united force of AAO and rest of the employees of lower grade. Even now, the CGA is withholding the formal recognition of the Association despite clearing it by the DO&T two months earlier.
In 2015, when authorities had not been finding any alternative but to recognize the AICAEA Cat-II due to its membership strength to the extent of 70%, they adopted the worst possible devise of dividing the employees and the AAOs in particular on the basis of language, caste and region etc. like colonial rulers. They erected a parallel Association to (AICAEA CATII) and setting aside the basic provisions of the CCS(RSA) Rules, 1993 accorded recognition to it which is functioning not only as an agency of the Government but promoting disunity and persistently opposing the struggle against vital demands of totality of Central Government Employees including  scrapping of NPS and restoration of OPS, enhancement of minimum pay, minimum 5 promotions in entire service life, withdrawal of 5% cap on compassionate appointments, regularization of casual/contingent/outsourced employees,  withdrawal of FR-56 (J), removal very good bench mark for MACPS and Cadre Review etc. This Association had sought departmental actions against the employees who participated in two days strike on 8th and 9th January 2019 in support of the demands discussed herein. Oblate the said Association with its political objectives has been attempting to destroy the unity in AO/Sr.AO and Group B/C level too. These activities are going to cause a very serious harm to our departmental demands like Cadre Review, re-opening of AAO Civil Examination and other departmental examinations, promotion prospects of Group B & C cadres, the half settled issue of grant of  level 7 of pay matrix  to Sr. Accountant  and other long pending issues at the departmental level.
Therefore, it is the time for the Civil Accounts Employees and Officers to strive for unity among all sections of employees and officers through democratic process and conference is the method for it. When the conferences shall be held with massive participation, unity shall automatically grow and it shall automatically pave the path for the achievement of the demands. It is the conference which makes the organisation stronger, identifies the issues and problems of the members and finally adopts the road map for the Associations to advance further.
The Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and Officers Association which is the united platform of the All India Association of Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil), All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II and which was revitalised in the recent years have achieved many major issues during the past two years due to united and sustained struggle under its banner. It is the need of the time to strengthen the Co-ordination Committee and the Conferences are the instrument for it.
Those who do not want the settlement of the pending issues of the employees and officers of Civil Accounts Organisation are out to destroy the unity of these three Associations and create a chaotic situation so that members of these Associations deviate from the projected objectives and again re-start infighting against each other as was there in the penultimate decades of last century. Infighting has started surfacing in the stations where Co-ordination Committees are weak or non-functional. In order to nip such conspiracies at the bud approach could adopted in the Conference only.
Those who advocate disunity and parallelism do not work for promoting the causes of the employees but for their own mileages. They erect the parallel organisations by misleading and doing false campaign among the members not updated with the activities of the Associations to use it as a ladder to reach nearer to higher authorities for personal advantages as well as elevation to the level from where they could supress the vice of their own members and subordinates. Apparently, these are visible in some of the offices particularly in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and some more states of Northern India.   These types of leaders or organisations never act for fraternity or broader unity and desert the employees as soon as they reach to their targets. In Civil Accounts Organisation, employees have witnessed mushrooming of many parallel organisations against all the three Associations which are functioning under the banner of Co-ordination Committee of Civil Accounts Employees and officers Associations. But none of those existed for a longer period while the affiliates of Co-ordination Committee are surviving for decades and from the date of their inception. In has happened because these Associations’ are   functioning democratically as a result of which new leadership by generations have been coming to the leadership of these Associations to keep the Associations moving without any pause for decades togather.
The ensuing All India Conferences and Women Convention of All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association (AICAEA), All India Conference of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II (AICAEA CAT II) and National Women’s Committee shall not only be attended by the representatives of Civil Accounts employees and officers organisations but also by the representatives of Audit (A&AG), Postal Accounts and other Accounting organizations of the country. As a result the broader unity would be strength further and common issues of Audit and Accounts employees and officers could be taken up with the Government through the JCM (NC) and (DC) available in these organisations jointly.
We request all of you to take note of the contents of this circular and make the conferences totally successful through your participation.    
Long live our unity
Long Civil Accounts fraternity
Long live working class unity
With warm greetings,
(V. Bhattacharjee
Secretary General