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No.NAF/ 2014-16/7CPC/05-06                                  Dated 15.07.2014

To,

The Chairman,

7th Central Pay Commission,

Hotel Janpath, New Delhi.


Subject :  Submission of memorandum for the revision of pay scales in respect of the employees of Indian Audit & Accounts Department

Sir,

I on behalf of the National Audit Federation submit this memorandum for your consideration. National Audit Federation is recognised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India as the apex body of all field level recognised associations exclusively for Audit. We have 63 affiliated units belonging to category II & III associations with a collective membership of more than ten thousand employees.

I request the Commission to consider the facts presented herewith in all sympathy and take effective steps to place the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department at an appropriate/justifiable level commensurate with the duties and responsibilities devolved on our Department as enshrined in Articles 148 and 149 of the Constitution of India.

I also request the 7th CPC to recommend for the merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Pay from the date DA crossed 50 per cent (ie. 01-01-2011) and grant of Interim relief at the rate of 15 per cent from 01-01-2014 to all central government employees.

I request the Commission to give us an opportunity to present oral deposition to the Commission in support of our memorandum & presenting witness before you at your convenience.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,

              



Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:

The Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi




Table of Contents

Chapter No.         Title                                     Page (s)

1                      Introduction                                                          1 to  9

2                      Past & Present scenario                                        10 to 18

3                      Our Proposals                                                       19 to 24

4                     Proposals for Specific Allowances in IA&AD     25 to 27

5                      General Allowances                                              28 to 33

6                      Miscellaneous                                                       34 to 35

7                      Career Progression in IA&AD                             36 to 38

8                      Pension related issues                                           39 to 41

  Prayer                                                                    42



MEMMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

Chapter I

Introduction

1.1.      Organisation of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India

The Constitution of India (Art. 148-151) envisages the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to be the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) in the country, to ensure the Accountability of the administration to the legislature and assigns him a position in which he could perform his duties without fear or favour, affection or ill will. In the performance of his duties he is assisted by the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA&AD). The officers and staff of the Department command a wide spectrum of not only accounts and audit experience, but also of administration and financial management, both in the public sector as well as in the Government, both Union and State. They are drawn from diverse academic and professional disciplines such as financial management, accountancy, costing, law, engineering, economics, information technology etc. 

1.2.      Duties

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India are derived from CAG’s Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service (DPC) Act 1971 promulgated in exercise of powers conferred by the Constitution of India under Article 148 to 151. As per the Constitution of India, the CAG has two pronged functions of accounting and auditing.

Accounting function of the CAG dealt with compiling the accounts of the Union and of each State from the initial and subsidiary accounts rendered to the audit and accounts offices under his control by treasuries, offices or departments responsible for the keeping of such accounts; he is responsible for preparation & submission of accounts to the President, Governor of the state and administration of the territory having legislative assemblies; to give information and render assistance to the Union & states; in so far as the accounts for the compilation and keeping of which he is responsible and to prescribe the ‘form of accounts of the Union and of the States’.

The Audit duties of the CAG extend beyond the audit of receipt and expenditure of the Union and of the States to the audit of the accounts of bodies and authorities which are wholly or substantially owned or financed or controlled by government. Audit of receipts and expenditure of government includes audit of receipts paid into and expenditure from the Consolidated Fund; Audit of all transactions relating to Contingency and Public Fund; audit of all trading, manufacturing, profit and loss accounts and balance sheets and other subsidiary accounts kept in any department; and Audit of accounts of stores and stock kept in any office or department.  Audit of Government Companies is done as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, Corporations established by or under laws made by Parliament in accordance with the provisions of the respective legislation. It also includes audit of Grants and loans given by Government to bodies and authorities for specific purposes; audit of Panchayati Raj Institutions and urban local bodies.

1.3.      Organisational Structure

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India discharges his multifarious duties through the Indian Audit and Accounts Department. The Department consists of about fifty thousand employees and is functionally organised into 133 specialised formations throughout the country.

The office of the Comptroller and Auditor General at the apex level directs, monitors and control all activities connected with audit, accounts and entitlement functions of the Department. It is responsible for development of organisational objectives and policies, audit standards and systems, management of the manpower and material resources of the Department and final processing and approval of the Audit Reports. For carrying out these responsibilities, it has been organised on a sectoral basis and there are separate divisions dealing with Accounts and Entitlements, Civil Audit, Railway Audit, Commercial Audit, Revenue Audit, Administration of Cadres, Training, Strategic Management, Professional Practices,  Inspection of field offices, IS and IT, etc. These divisions are headed by the Deputy / Additional Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General and Principal Directors.

Offices of the Accountants General (Audit) are responsible for audit of all receipts and expenditure of the Provincial Governments, and audit of Provincial Government companies, corporations and autonomous bodies.

Offices of the Director General/Principal Directors of Audit are responsible for audit of the activities of the Federal Government, including Civil Ministries and Departments, Overseas Establishments, Defence, Indian Railways, Federal Public Undertakings and Posts and Telecommunications.

Offices of the Accountants Generals (Accounts and Entitlements) handle the Accounting and Entitlement functions of the Provincial Governments.

The initial work of auditing and accounting and entitlement functions is done in the various field formations of the organisation by Auditors, Clerks and Accountants under the guidance and supervision of Assistant Audit Officers and Assistant Accounts Officers, who are in turn supervised by Accounts Officers or Audit Officers. Audit parties supervised by Audit Officers inspect the departmental offices and other organisations periodically and present inspection reports on their findings.

1.4.      Manpower

The department has a total work force of 46,936 as on March 2013, out of which about 1.5 per cent are in the Managerial capacity (IA&AS), 33 per cent are in the supervisory capacity, 54 per cent are Audit & Accounts staff and remaining 11.5 per cent are Multi Tasking Staff.

Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) officers, recruited through Union Public Service Commission in Group A cadre are the Top Management.

The Supervisory cadre consists of Senior Audit/ Accounts Officers, Audit/Accounts Officers and the Assistant Audit/Accounts Officers termed as Group B gazetted. Assistant Audit/Accounts officers are either promoted to the cadre after passing all India departmental examinations known as Subordinate Audit/Accounts Services Examinations (SAS) or by direct recruitment through Union Public Service Commission. SAS examination, a highly technical examination, pass percentage is less than 5 per cent, conducted by the department consists of 9 papers under Group I and II. The syllabus of the examination is enclosed as Annex 1 for reference. While passing of SAS examination within 6 chances is mandatory for departmental candidates to be promoted to the post of AAO, the directly recruited AAO have to pass the very same examination (within 6 chances) to regularize their service in the cadre or else will be terminated. Four per cent of the sanctioned strength of AAO cadre is earmarked for Supervisor cadre filled up through promotion from Senior Auditor / Accountant Cadre. Though Supervisors are categorized in the supervisory cadre with similar Grade Pay to AAO cadre, their status is group ‘B’ non-gazatted.

Audit & Accounts staff consists of Data Entry Operators (DEO), Clerks, Stenographers, Hindi Translators, Auditor/Accountant, Senior Auditor/Senior Accountant etc. They are recruited by the Staff Selection Commission at the lower levels and promoted to the cadre by seniority. All support functions in various offices are carried out by Multi Tasking Staff.

1.5.      Organisational hierarchy

According to hierarchy, the posts are

(i) Senior Audit Officer

(ii) Audit Officer

(iii) Assistant Audit Officer/Supervisor

(iv) Senior Auditor

(v) Auditor

(vi) Clerks

There are other posts like DEO, Stenographer, Jr./Sr. Hindi Translator, Hindi Officer, Driver and MTS.

1.6.      Training

To enhance audit skills and update domain of knowledge of the officials, various Training centers in the department are imparting regular training to staff. The training facilities of the department comprise of national level and regional level institutes. These include Regional Training Centres, National Academy of Audit and Accounts, International Centre for Information Systems and Audit and International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development. Officers and staff are extensively trained in accounts, audit, administration, management and IT. Courses are organized to implement new methodologies and to keep update with current practices. Besides training conducted by the 12 training institutions in the department located at various places, every field office is also conducting regular in-house training at regional training centres to take care of the specific training requirement of their staff.

1.7.      Budget

The total expenditure of the department and the amount expended for audit during the last 5 years is as shown below:

Financial Year

Total Expenditure of the department
(
Rs  in crore)

Audit Expenditure of the department
(
Rs  in crore)

Percentage of Audit expenditure over Total expenditure of the department

2008-2009

1263.27

781.00

61.82

2009-2010

2383.61

1458.00

61.17

2010-2011

2247.92

1410.26

62.74

2011-2012

2427.17

1538.96

63.41

2012-2013

2649.07

1590.27

60.03

It can be seen that about 60 per cent of the total expenditure of the department is being spent for Audit. But when we compare the total expenditure for conducting Audit with the combined budgeted revenue and expenditure of the Union and State Governments, the expenditure on audit is less 0.04 per cent.  For example when the total budget for conducting Audit during 2012-13 was Rs 1,590 crore as against the combined budgeted revenue and expenditure of Union and State Government of Rs 48,47,514.98 crore, (this figure does not include transactions of the Central and State public sector undertakings, autonomous bodies, bodies substantially financed by government grants, loans and public debt transactions of the Union and State Government, which are also audited by the CAG). Expressed as percentage, the expenditure on audit was only 0.033 per cent of the total of the revenue and expenditure of Union and State Governments for the year 2012-13. That is for every one lakh rupees of transactions (revenue and expenditure) budgeted by the Government, allocation for audit was only Rs  33. This is only a meager amount compared to any Auditing organization in the world.

1.8.      Challenges before Audit

The audit function of the CAG is not merely to ensure that the appropriations made by the Parliament have not been exceeded without a supplementary vote or that the expenditure conforms to rules but also to satisfy himself on behalf of the Parliament as to its wisdom, faithfulness and economy. It is in fact this audit of propriety that distinguishes the audit of the CAG from the audit made by any professional auditor. To undertake audit functions, an auditor[1] is expected to be well-versed in the accounting principles and also in basic statutes, rules, regulations & government orders. Further, he has to enter in the shoes of the expending authority and judge the efficacy, propriety and reasonability of the expenditure.  All these results in reporting of audit function right from issuing audit memos to placement of Audit Report on the table of the Parliament/Legislature. Hence, the auditor should also necessarily have to develop good drafting skills. In fact, examination of accounts, analysis of the public authority sanction of expenditure in the light of available facts and reporting the auditor’s opinion constitutes its core function. Auditing in government is, therefore, knowledge-intensive and intellectual activity. With increasing thrust on the Performance Audit, they are now influencing public policy by analyzing issues with policy implication and offering constructive assistance to the government. Further, auditors are not confined to any specific sectors but are transferred and posted in various sectors normally and hence their knowledge and experience is not only limited to any specific activity or sector. They also have to make efforts to acquire newer knowledge and skill frequently. At the end of the audit, they have to discuss the findings with the chief executive of the concerned department who will be at a much higher rank than the official heading the audit party. Given the challenges of the duties performed by an auditor, the important question is whether officials in audit department are fairly compensated in terms of pay and allowances vis-à-vis staff of Central Secretariat and that of other similar organizations.

1.9.      Impact of Audit

The Audit reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General submitted to the President and the Governors for presentation to Union Parliament and State Legislatures are a culmination of the preceding year’s activities of the Department. The observations made by audit are compiled and issued to the respective Ministry/Corporation/Company as Audit Report. Some of the observations point towards underassessment of taxes or specific loss to the exchequer. Recoveries from the concerned parties by the executive at the instance of audit during 2012-13 was Rs 5,537.04 crore, which is more than double the total budget of Indian Audit & Accounts Department (Rs 2,649.07) and more than three times the expenditure on audit (Rs 1,590.27) alone. Though the Government had accepted 14.42 per cent (Rs 36,219.20 crore) of the actual audit observations (Rs 2,51,219.58 crore) during the year 2012-13, the recovery made was only 2.2 per cent (Rs 5,537.04 crore) of the observations pointed out by audit. Had the recovery made by the government been cent per cent of the reported figure, this could have been more than 225 times the expenditure on audit. Recoveries made by government at the instance of audit during the last 5 years are shown below:

Financial year

Total amount reported by audit on under assessment of tax / loss to exchequer

Total amount of observation accepted by the Government / Departments

Actual recovery made at the instance of Audit

Return to the Government for each one rupee spent towards audit expenditure

(Rs  in crore)

2008-09

59251.43

14886.69

2743.08

19.06

2009-10

78056.60

20721.76

1575.31

14.21

2010-11

97623.25

38184.92

4446.61

27.08

2011-12

79213.52

27780.05

3356.94

18.05

2012-13

251219.58

36219.20

5537.04

22.78

From the above it is very clear that the Government in turn receives an average of not less than Rs 20 per rupee spent towards audit expense.

1.10.    Contribution towards Policy making

Audit also points out several instances of deviation from rules, regulations, deficiencies in planning and implementation of schemes, lack of coordination among various agencies etc. It provides invaluable recommendations to the Government on various instances which in turn help the Government in timely rectification and effective implementation for successful accomplishment of its goals. The table below shows that the State and Central Governments have accepted more than 35 per cent of the recommendations made by the CAG during last 3 years.

Year

Government

Recommendations made by CAG

Recommendations Accepted by respective Govt.

2010-11

Union

289

102 (35%)

State

1331

533 (41%)

2011-12

Union

195

98 (50.25%)

State

1395

529 (37.29%)

2012-13

Union

235

67 (28.51%)

State

1281

387 (30.21%)

1.11.    Where do we stand?

The basic level of employees of IA&AD was designated as Upper Division Clerk (UDC) bearing no nexus to the audit functions discharged by them. Owing to the nomenclature of UDC, bulk of IA&AD staff could not get the pay-scales at par with that of Central Secretariat during 1st, 2nd and 3rd Central Pay Commissions. After long persuasion the nomenclature of UDC was re-designated as Auditor with effect from 1st April 1973.

Job evaluation study conducted by the Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad at the instance of Third Central Pay Commission, rated Auditors of IA&AD much above the Assistants of Central Secretariat by awarding 563 points against 556 (Annex 2). Subsequently on 1-03-1984, 80 per cent of the cadre strength of Auditors pay scale was upgraded at par with the assistants of Central Secretariat. 4th CPC has also granted similar scales to IA&AD and CSS. The Sr. Auditors of IA&AD were at par with that of CSS till 31-07-1990 when the pay-scale of Assistants of CSS was revised retrospectively w.e.f. 1-01-1986 on the basis of a judgment of the Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal, disturbing the established pay parity of IA&AD with CSS. The deprived employees of IA&AD were forced to appeal before the court of law. The claim of the Sr. Auditors of IA&AD was decreed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Guwahati Bench vide its order dated 19.1.2001 and the order of the Tribunal was upheld by the Gauhati High Court vide orders dated 16-09-2002 (Annex 3). Later, the government filed an appeal in the apex court which was allowed by the Hon. Supreme Court Bench consisting of Hon. Justice Shri. A. K. Mathur and Hon. Justice Shri. Markandey Katju vide order dated 12th October 2007 stating that “if post A and post B have been carrying the same pay scales, merely because the pay scale of post A has been increased that by itself cannot result in increase in the pay scale of Post B to the same level. It is entirely on the Government and the authorities to fix the pay scales and to decide whether the pay scale of post B should be increased or not. The judiciary must exercise self restraint and not encroach into the executive or legislative domain” (Annex 4).

The matter was then presented before the 6th CPC and the commission after due consideration recommended identical scales to Sr. Auditors of IA&AD and Assistants of CSS by stating that “The Commission does not consider it necessary to go into the merit of the demand of parity between Sr. Auditors and Assistants of CSS because it is recommending merger of the pre-revised pay scales of Rs 5500-9000 and Rs 6500-10500 which will automatically place Assistants in CSS and SAs in an identical revised pay band and grade pay” (Annex 5). The parity which was automatically restored by 6th CPC was tactically disturbed by the power centers and the Assistants of CSS were allowed grade pay of Rs 4600/- from 01.01.2006, though they were not granted pre-revised pay scale of Rs 6500-10500 from 01.01.2006 but only from 15.09.2006. Moreover the issue which was settled by the 6th CPC has again been re-opened by the Finance Ministry. Finally, the award of central board of arbitration dated 24.08.2004 (Annex 6) granting pay scale of 1640-2900 at par with Central Secretariat Assistants w.e.f.  01.01.1986 has not been implemented even after a lapse of ten years.

6th CPC also recommended Grade Pay of Rs 5400 in PB3 to all AAOs after rendering 4 years of service in the department viz. CSS, Railway Board, Postal, Defence Accounts etc. The Government while implementing the above recommendation has not considered AAOs working under IA&AD for grant of such benefit.

Thus the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, work wise rated by the Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad as much above the Central Secretariat and Organized Accounting departments, despite acting as a corrective mechanism to the Government and contributing to the nation building is now deprived, underprivileged and downgraded. Hence, it requires a review on the role of Audit officials vis-à-vis officials in CSS and other organized accounts departments.

Chapter II

Past & Present scenario

2.1.      Bifurcation

With a view to improve its functional performance vis-à-vis the CAG’s DPC Act of  1971 as amended in 1976 the C&AG of India had put forward to the Government of India certain proposals regarding restructuring of IA&AD. The Government of India, Ministry of Finance vide do letter No.110141/1/78-EG-1 dated 21st September 1983 conveyed the approval of Government. Accordingly, the various cadres of establishment in Indian Audit and Accounts Department relating to the office of the Accountants General in the States were bifurcated and restructured w.e.f. 1.3.1984 into (i) Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement) and (ii) Accountant General (Audit).

Audit arrangements in respect of entities under the Government of India (GoI) were organized primarily based on the nature of the entity, rather than on a sectoral perspective till 31-03-2012. To cope up with the need for institutional mechanisms for integrated audit, the audit of entitites under the GoI was completely re-organised (2-04-2012) on the basis of the Ministry/Department. That is sector based perspective to the government audit.

The boundaries/divisions such as Civil/Defence/Railway Audit, Commercial Audit, and Autonomous Bodies Audit were dispensed with and re-organised as General & Social Sector Audit (G&SSA), Economic & Revenue Sector Audit (E&RSA).

2.2.      Present staff pattern

The total workforce of IA&AD is broadly classified into four categories as below:

Category

Numbers

Percentage

IA&AS

693

01.48

Supervisory Cadre

15356

32.71

Audit & Accounts Staff

25386

54.09

Multi Tasking Staff

5501

11.72

Total

46936

100

As against a sanctioned strength of 69113 as on 31-03-2013 only 46936 (67.73 per cent) were working in the department. The department is functioning with an acute shortage of staff for the last ten years.

2.3.      Pay structure – a comparison

2.3.1.   During previous pay revisions

Status

Cadre

Pay as per 4th CPC

Pay as per 5th CPC

Pay as per 6th CPC

Group B
Gazetted

Senior Audit Officer

2200-75-2800-100-4000

8000-275-13500

PB 3 15600-39100 GP 5400

Audit Officer

2500-4000

7500-250-12000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 5400

Senior Private Secretary

2500-4000

7500-250-12000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

Assistant Audit Officer

2375-75-3200-100-3500

7450-225-11500

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

Hindi Officer

2000-60-2300-75-3200

6500-200-10500

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

Private Secretary

2000-60-2300-75-3200

6500-200-10500

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4600

Group B
Non-Gazetted

Supervisor

2000-60-2300-75-3200

6500-200-10500

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

Personal Assistant

1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600

5500-175-9000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4200

Senior Translator

1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600

5500-175-9000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4600

Senior Auditor

1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600

5500-175-9000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4200

Junior Translator

1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600

5000-150-8000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4200

Group C

Auditor

1200-30-1560-40-2040

4500-125-7000

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2800

Stenographer

1200-30-1560-40-2040

4000-100-6000

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2400

DEO

1200-30-1560-40-2040

4000-100-6000

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2400

Clerk

950-20-1150-25-1500

3050-75-3950-80-4590

PB1 5200-20200 GP 1900

Staff Car Driver

950-20-1150-25-1500

3050-75-3950-80-4590

PB1 5200-20200 GP 1900

MTS

750-12-870-14-940

2550-55-2660-60-3200

PB1 5200-20200 GP 1800

2.3.2.   With other departments

In March 1984, the composite offices of the States' Accountants General were bifurcated into two separate offices with two distinct and separate cadres, one for the Audit functions and the other for Accounts & Entitlement functions. Audit functions envisaged a higher level of specialization and functionalisation in the cadre and hence better pay scales for those cadres were also offered. Under the scheme, 80% of the Auditors in the separated Audit office who were entrusted with the actual audit work, were sanctioned higher pay scale of Rs 425-800 at par with the Assistants Grade of Central Secretariat Service, vide Ministry of Finance letter D.O.No.110141/1/78-EG-1 dated September 21st 1983  (Annex 7). Consequently, those who were appointed on permanent transfer to the higher functional grade post of Auditors in the pay scale of Rs 425-800 in the separated office of the Accountants General (Audit) with effect from 1.3.1984. Later on this parity was disturbed and restored several times but still lacking behind the powerful cadre of CSS. On implementation of 6th CPC, the Government have granted Grade pay of Rs 5400 after rendering 4 years service to all Group ‘B’ Gazetted employees drawing GP of Rs 4800 to CSS, Railway Board, Postal, Defence Accounts etc. but this benefit has not been extended to AAOs working in Indian Audit & Accounts Department. This is gross injustice to the cadre and may kindly be addressed by this Pay Commission.

2.4.      Career prospects

Presently direct appointment to the department is done mainly at three levels. Basic level for appointment in the department is done at Clerk/DEO (GP-1800/2400 in PB-1) cadre for Higher Secondary level, then for Graduates appointment is made to the post of Auditors (GP-2800 in PB-1). Both the above appointments are done through Staff Selection Commission. Third level of appointment is for Commerce Graduates to the post of Assistant Audit Officer (GP-4800 in PB-2) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Passing of SAS examination is mandatory for those direct recruit AAOs failing which they are liable to be terminated from service. Their service seniority will count only from the date of passing of SAS examination. Four per cent posts of AAO cadre are filled up by seniority cum fitness basis and designated as Supervisors under Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted and these Supervisors are not entitled for further promotions. Thus the 96 per cent staff appointed to the post of AAO through SAS examination should be treated as fresh appointees.

While minimum period of service required for promotion to the post of Auditor from Clerks is 5 years, Recruitment Rule for Console Operator (promotion post of DEO) cadre has not been framed.

Auditors after passing Departmental Confirmatory Test (DCT) and after completing three years of service in the cadre are eligible for promotion to the post of Senior Auditor and subsequent promotion to the post of Supervisor at the fag end of their career on purely seniority basis.

Officials from the cadre of Clerk to Senior Auditor are allowed to write Subordinate Audit Service (SAS) Examination. Successful candidates are promoted to the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) (GP-4800 in PB-2) and eligible for further promotion to the post of Audit Officer (AO) (GP-5400 in PB-2) after five years regular service.

Audit officer on completion of two years regular service is promoted to the post of Senior Audit Officer (SAO) (GP-5400 in PB-3) and subsequently eligible for induction to the cadre of IA&AS but only to a limited number of vacancies.

Career prospects scheme shown above are as per the Recruitment Rule but normally promotion to Audit Officer from Assistant Audit Officer takes place after 18-20 years due to want of posts. Chances of getting inducted in to IA&AS cadre are also very remote. Hence, a directly recruited AAO who joins the department at the age of 25 gets only two promotions in his entire service, as Audit Officer and Senior Audit Officer and normally retires after getting one MACP at the 30th year.

2.5.      Cadre Restructuring

Major restructuring of cadres in the department was done long back in 1984 and the sanctioned strength as per the work load existed on that date is being maintained with some minimal alterations. During the last 30 years, the department has witnessed drastic changes in Audit as well as in Accounts and Entitlement functions. Responsibilities towards audit increased manifold with the introduction of various new sectors viz. Local Bodies & Panchayati Raj Audit, Information Systems Audit, increased number of Autonomous Bodies & Government Departments etc. Central Secretariat Service, Central Board of Direct Tax, Central Excise Department, Railway Board etc. are some of the major departments which do systematic and timely restructuring of their cadres after assessing work load from time to time. Thousands of posts were created/upgraded during restructuring in those offices and many Non-functional posts were also created in order to alleviate stagnation. Details of which are shown below:

Sl. No.

Name of Department

Order No. & Date

Number of Additional posts created

1.

Central Secretariat Service

No.19/1/2008-CS.I(P) dated 20-07-2010 (Annex 8)

1627

(Group A – 160 Group B – 1467)

Further direct recruitment in SO cadre has been dispensed with and introduced promotion at 75:25 for seniority promotion : Limited Departmental Examination. Introduced Non-Functional promotion Posts in higher levels. Now Third time restructuring after 6CPC is in process.

2.

Central Board of Direct Taxes

F.No.HRD/CM/102/3/2009-10/(Pt)/1102 dated 02-07-2013 (Annex 9)

20751

(Group A – 1349, Group B – 2064, Group   C – 17338)

3.

Central Excise Department

F.No.A.11019/08/2013.Ad.IV dated 18-12-2013 (Annex 10)

18067

(Group A – 2118, JTS – 2118, Others – 13831)

4.

Railway Board

No.PC-III/2013/CRC/4 dated 08-10-2013 (Annex 11)

Re-arranged the percentages of posts in various cadres under Group ‘C’.

Hence, it requires an in-depth/scientific study of the functioning and the work load of the employees in IA&AD by an expert body like ASC, Hyderabad as was conducted at the instance of 3rd CPC.  We request the 7th CPC to consider revision of pay scales in IA&AD on the basis of a similar study.

2.6.      Departmental specific issues

Following issues came up after the implementation of 6CPC but they could not be settled either departmentally or at Government level. They are hereby submitted to the 7CPC for favourable consideration:

2.6.1.   Entry cadre minimum pay

After implementation of 6CPC, directly recruited employees in all cadres were allowed Entry Cadre Minimum Pay whereas a promotee employee was only allowed to fix his pay with an increment of 3 per cent plus the difference in Grade Pay of the new post. This situation prevails in all Central Government Offices. In IA&AD, vacancies in the cadres of Clerk-Typist, Auditor & Assistant Audit Officer are filled through direct recruitment and promotion, hence the above anomaly persist in all these cadres. Since promotion to AAO cadre is given to the employees from Clerk-Typist, Auditor & Sr. Auditor cadres after passing SAS examination, a vide variation in the initial fixation of pay exists in this cadre.

For example:

Case 1: An employee working as Auditor/clerk with more than 5 years service drawing a Band Pay of Rs 8900 in PB1 (5200-20200) with a Grade Pay of Rs 2800 after passing SAS examination promoted to the post of AAO. His pay has to be fixed after giving 3 per cent increment. ie. 8900 + [(8900+2800)*3/100] = 8900+351 = Rs 9251. Since AAO post is in PB2 Rs 9300-34800, his Band pay will be fixed at the minimum in the pay band at 9300 plus Grade Pay of Rs 4800. Pay for the official on promotion will be Rs 14100.

Case 2: A Senior Auditor after putting more than 10 years service drawing a pay of Rs 12000 plus GP of 4200 on promotion to AAO cadre after passing SAS examinations, his pay will be fixed at Rs 12490 only (ie. 12000 + [(12000+4200)*3/100] = 12000+490 = Rs 12490) plus Grade Pay of Rs 4800. He will be getting a total pay of Rs 17290.

Case 3: A direct recruit AAO joins the department on or after 1-01-2006 without passing SAS examination, will be drawing Entry cadre Band Pay of Rs 13350 +Grade Pay of Rs 4800 = Rs 18150.

Anomaly:

Case No.

Previous cadre

Total government service

Present Post

Entry cadre Minimum Pay

Pay fixed at

Difference in Pay

1.

Auditor

More than 5 Years

AAO

13350

9300

(-) 4050

2.

Sr. Auditor

More than 10 years

AAO

13350

12490

(-) 860

3.

Nil

Nil

AAO

13350

13350

0

Thus a departmental candidate with 5-10 years of service in the government after passing of SAS examination promoted to the post of AAO draws Rs 1000 to Rs 4000 less than a newly entered direct recruit in government service in Band Pay alone. Similar anomalies from various offices were raised in the National Anomaly Committee by the JCM leaders and a favourable decision was taken by the NAC. But this was ultimately rejected by the Finance Minister. Hence we request the 7th CPC to consider granting of Entry Cadre Minimum Pay to all promotee employees in all cadres where there is an element of direct recruitment.

It may be noted that candidates from different cadres of IA&AD such as Clerk, Auditor, Senior Auditor, Stenographer & Personal Assistant are eligible for promotion to the cadre of Assistant Audit/Accounts officer only after passing SAS examination. Passing of the same SAS examination is mandatory for all direct recruited AAOs else are liable to be terminated. Hence, it is requested that the promotion to the post of AAO should also be treated as fresh appointment for all purpose.

2.6.2.         Seniority promotion

In IA&AD filling up of posts in Assistant Audit Officer cadre is being done through SAS examinations failing which by direct recruitment. There is also a provision for seniority promotion (4 per cent of the sanctioned strength of AAO cadre) of Senior Auditors as Supervisor. Nature of work and Grade Pay in respect of both AAO and Supervisor are one and the same but supervisor cadre is kept separately as Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted. Both the cadres carry a grade pay of Rs 4800 but carrying two different nomenclatures and status. Earlier Supervisor cadre was an identical cadre to the erstwhile Section Officer cadre. Section Officer cadre was upgraded and merged with AAO cadre by 6th CPC leaving behind Supervisors. Hence we request that Supervisor cadre may also be upgraded, granted with Gr-‘B’ Gazetted status and be re-designated as AAO. Promotion quota for Senior Auditor to Supervisor cadre may also be increased to 20 per cent of posts in AAO cadre.

2.6.3.         Hindi Officer

In accordance with the recommendation of 6th CPC, similarly designated posts existing outside the Central Secretariat Official Language Services (CSOLS) cadre in various subordinate offices of the Central Government have been granted the same scale as those granted to CSOLS. Various Ministries, Controller General of Defence accounts etc. have already revised the pay scales of official language posts in line with the above orders and the cadre of Hindi Officer was granted Grade Pay Rs 5400 in PB3 but the same was not implemented in IA&AD. We request the 7CPC to consider upgrading of Pay of Hindi Officers in IA&AD prior to the revision of Pay.

2.6.4.         Parity  -  Sr. Auditors with Assistants

Pay parity of Sr. Auditors with Asstts. in CSS was established from 01.03.1984 which continued up to 31st September 1990. Again it was notionally restored from 01.01.1996 with actual payment from 19.02.2003. But, parity has yet again been disturbed from 15.09.2006. Moreover the issue which was settled by the 6th CPC has again been reopened by the Finance Ministry and granted higher pay to Central Secretariat staff. Secondly the award of Central Board of Arbitration dated 24.08.2004 awarding Rs 1640-2900 at par with Central Secretariat Assistants w.e.f. 01.01.1986 still stands neither accepted nor rejected by the government. Therefore, we request that the parity of pay scales between Senior Auditors in IA&AD and Assistants in CSS with vertical relativity may be established with Grade Pay of 4600/- to Senior Auditors with effect from 01.01.2006 and to revise the pay of Senior Auditors according to the work study report of the Administrative Staff College .

2.6.5.         Auditor cadre

After restructuring of cadres in IA & AD w.e.f. 01.03.84 the combined cadre of Auditors, Section Officers and Audit Officers was bifurcated maintaining a ratio of 20:80. ie. Auditor : Sr. Auditor (20:80), SO:AAO (20:80) and AO:Sr.AO (20:80). This arrangement was upheld by 4th & 5th C.P.C., but the position has been changed while implementing recommendations of 6th C.P.C. The 20 percent segment of Section Officers and Audit Officers were upgraded to Grade pays of Rs 4800 and Rs 5400 respectively (ie. GP of 80 per cent segment). Since 20 per cent segment of Section Officers and Audit Officers were upgraded the same may also be extended to 20 per cent segment of Auditors and they should have been granted Grade Pay of  Rs 4200 w.e.f. 01-01-2006. As work allotment to the cadre of Auditors and Sr. Auditors are one and the same, there is no logic in placing the cadre in the lower grade pay.

2.6.6.         Clerk-Typist

6CPC has upgraded erstwhile Group ‘D’ cadre to Group ‘C’ and granted Grade Pay of Rs 1800 whereas the Pay in respect of Clerk-Typist was revised and granted Grade Pay of Rs 1900 with a difference of Rs 100 only. Nature of work in respect of Clerk-Typist which requires computer knowledge also is entirely different from that of MTS (normally unskilled). Hence, the salary of the latter should be increased to a respectable level (Rs 2400) prior to giving effect to revision.

2.6.7.     Data Entry Operator

Appointment to the post of DEO is done through Staff Selection Commission with a minimum qualification of Plus two and computer knowledge with a speed of minimum key depression of 8000 per hour. This is truly a skilled job done on computers and hence shall be given a pre-revised scale of Rs 2800. Promotion should also be given to DEOs to Auditor/Console operator posts.

2.6.8.     Stenographer

The cadre of Stenographer is the most neglected cadres in the department having no scope for further promotion for want of vacancies.  Although they are allowed to appear in SAS examination, they rarely get promotion on seniority cum fitness basis due to want of number of posts. Moreover, 6CPC has recommended removal of disparity between the secretariat cadre and the field office cadres. In the light of 6th CPC notification, Re-structuring and regulation of promotions in the cadre of Stenographers was done by the C&AG vide circular No.36/Staff Ap/16-2010 No.980 - Staff (App-1)/16-2010 dated 07-12-2011.  Even then the disparity between secretariat and field office in these cadre exists.

Cadre

Pay Band & Grade Pay after implementation of  restructuring

Classification & Name of the cadre

Pay scale in Central Secretariat

Stenographer Grade III

PB-1 Rs 5200-2020 GP Rs 2400

Stenographer

Group C

PB-1 Rs 5200-2020 GP Rs 2400

Stenographer Grade II

PB-2 Rs 9300-34800

GP Rs 4200

Personal Assistant (PA)

Group B Non-Gazetted

PB-2 Rs 9300-34800

 GP Rs 4600

Stenographer Grade I (PA)

Private Secretary (PS)

PB-2 Rs 9300-34800

GP Rs 4600

Private Secretary (PS)

Group B Gazetted

PB-2 Rs 9300-34800

GP Rs 4800

GP Rs 5400 after 4 years of service

Sr. Private Secy.

(Sr. PS)

PB-2 Rs 9300-34800

GP Rs 4800

GP Rs 5400 after 4 years of service

Sr. Private Secretary (Sr.PS)

Group B Gazetted

PB-3 Rs 15600-39100

GP Rs 6600

Hence, we request 7CPC to grant parity of secretariat/field level offices in Stenographer cadre as recommended by 6CPC.

Chapter III

Our Proposals

3.1.      The ratio between Senior Audit Officer posts and Audit Officer posts form 80:20 of combined cadre of Sr. AO/AO. The AOs in Audit and Accounts carry probationary posts and feeder cadre to posts of Senior AOs. The Sixth CPC has recommended upgradation of posts of Section Officers to that of Assistant Audit Officers. The Sixth CPC has mentioned in Para 7.56.9 “merger of Fifth CPC Pay scale of  Rs 5000-8000,Rs 5500-9000 and Rs 6500-10,500  will place the posts of Senior Auditor/Accountant and Section Officer in an identical pay band and grade pay even though the former is feeder grade for promotion to the latter. The posts of Section Officer would, therefore, also need to be upgraded. The post will consequently be placed in the next higher grade carrying grade pay of Rs  4800 in pay band PB-2 of Rs  8700-34800 that corresponds to pre revised pay scale of Rs.7500-12000.This upgradation will place Section officer and Assistant Accounts/Audit officer in an identical pay scale, thus necessitating upgradation of the latter category. The posts of Assistant Accounts/Audit Officer and Accounts/ Audit Officer should therefore be merged in pay band PB-2 of Rs 8700-34000 along with grade pay of Rs 4800 that corresponds to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs 7500-12000. The post of Senior Accounts/Audit Officer shall be placed in the corresponding revised pay band PB -2 of Rs 8700-34800.

Careful perusal of the above lines reveals that the Grade pay for Accounts/Audit Officer and the promotional post of Senior Accounts/Audit Officer is Rs 5400 though the former is feeder cadre of the latter. Further the Sixth CPC has stated “This upgradation will place Section officer and Assistant Accounts/Audit officer in an identical pay scale, thus necessitating upgradation of the latter category.”   Placement of Section Officers in the identical Grade Pay of Rs 4800 and identical Pay scale of Rs 7500-12000 with the AAOs has created an anomalous situation as Rs 7500-12000 was the pay scale of AOs.

A cursory glance at the history of the cadre of Audit and Accounts Officer reveals that these posts were initially created by setting apart a certain number of posts of IA&AS (Deputy Accountant  General status) to be filled in through promotion of Senior Section Officer not through direct recruitment.  Until 1935, this cadre was of Group A officers enjoying pay scale at par with the pay scale of Under Secretaries of Central secretariat. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India had, vide letter No. GE-II/51 -2003 dated 22nd January 2004, recommended to the government for grant of pay scale of Rs 10,000-325-15200 to senior AOs (pre-revised scale of Sixth CPC). Again in 2012 the CAG sent a proposal for creation of Audit Manager post with Grade Pay of Rs 6600 but it is understood that the proposal of CAG has been turned down by the Government. Moreover in all the Central Government offices the persons drawing the pay scale of 15600-39100 with GP of 5400 are classified as Group ‘A’ but the Senior Audit Officers of IA&AD are classified as Group ‘B’ Gazetted only. The Principal Bench of CAT, New Delhi and Hon'ble High Court of Delhi has directed the CAG and Government of India not to discriminate the Senior Audit Officers regarding Group ‘A’ Status but the Government has not implemented the Judgement.

It is therefore suggested that the Seventh CPC may look into this anomaly and Consider granting upgraded Grade Pay of Rs 6600 to Audit Officer and Rs 7600 to Senior Audit Officer in the Pay Band of Sixth CPC of Rs 15600-39100 with Group ‘A’ status.

3.2.      In Para 7.56.9, the Sixth CPC has mentioned “This upgradation will place Section officer and Assistant Accounts/Audit officer in an identical pay scale, thus necessitating upgradation of the latter category”.  However, it has stopped there and not translated this observation into recommendation. According to the above observation, the Assistant Accounts/Audit Officers’ posts should have been placed in the Grade pay of Rs  5400 which is the grade pay of Audit Officers as per recommendation of the Sixth CPC. The Section Officer of CSS has been granted Grade Pay of Rs 5400 on completion of four years of service. Based on this recommendation the post of Section Officer and Assistant Audit Officer were merged and upgraded in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs 7500-12000 but the notional fixation in this upgraded scale has not been done and their fixation in the pre-revised scale of Rs  6500-10500 and 7450-11500 with Grade Pay of Rs 4800 has been done. Hence, all Assistant Audit Officers are required to be placed in the replacement scale of PB-2 with  Grade pay of Rs 5400 equivalent to the pre-revised deemed scale of Rs 7500-12000 recommended by sixth CPC and accepted by the Government. We demand that taking cue from the remarks of the Sixth CPC cited above, the Seventh Pay Commission may recommend revised grade pay of pre-revised Sixth CPC Grade Pay of Rs  5400 in PB-2 for the Assistant Audit Officers.

3.3.      The Posts of Auditor has been treated as apprentice for two years vide D.O. letter No. 11/141/1/78-EG-1 dated 21.9.1983 of S.C. Mahalik, Jt.Secretary (Per), Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure falling in the category of 20 percent in 80:20 ratio of post of Sr. Auditor and Auditor. Considering the merger of post of Section Officer and AAOs recommended by the Sixth CPC, we propose that the posts of Auditor and Accountant be merged with Senior Auditor and Senior Accountant respectively and be placed in G.P. Rs 4600.

3.4.      Clerks

In this regard please refer para No.2.6.6 of this memorandum where we have demanded the Grade Pay of Rs 2400 for Clerks.

3.5.      Scale of pay

Normally the pay commission will consider the prevailing price index of the effective date. The government has clarified that the 7th CPC shall be effective from 01-01-2016. Since we can not envisage the price index on that date, we would assume that the Dearness Allowance as 140 per cent (DA as on 01-01-2014 being 100 per cent, considering an average 10 per cent increase in every six months). The current index may be 150 per cent. Hence, it is requested that the 7CPC may frame the pay scales and Grade Pay with a multiplying factor of 3.

3.6.      Fixation benefits

The 5th and 6th Pay Commissions have given 40 per cent benefit for fixation of pay. While the 5th CPC has given the above benefit directly in the fixation table, the 6th CPC has given the benefit in the shape of Grade Pay. This 40 per cent benefit in the shape of Grade Pay was given upto pre-revised scale of S-17. But this benefit has been increased from 44 per cent (S-18) to 48 per cent (S-24). We therefore request that the benefit of fixation from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘A’ should be uniform and should not be less than 40 per cent of the existing Band Pay plus Grade Pay.

3.7.      Proposed Pay Band & Grade Pay

Taking 2.5 times increase as per price index and 50 per cent fixation benefit the total works out to 3 times. Therefore while formulating the revised Pay Band and Grade Pay three times increase is very reasonable. We therefore propose the following Pay Band and Grade Pay.

Status

Cadre

Pay as per 5th CPC

Pay as per 6th CPC

Proposed revision on 6th CPC

Proposed structure for 7th CPC

Group B
Gazetted

Senior Audit Officer

8000-275-13500

PB 3 15600-39100 GP 5400

PB3 15600-39100

GP 7600

PB 3 46800-117300 GP 22800

(Group A status)

Audit Officer

7500-250-12000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 5400

PB3 15600-39100

GP 6600

PB 3 46800-117300 GP 19800

(Group A status)

Senior Private Secretary

7500-250-12000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

PB3 15600-39100

GP 6600

PB 3 46800-117300 GP 19800

Assistant Audit Officer

7450-225-11500

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

PB2 9300-34800 GP 5400

After 4 years

GP 5400 in
PB3 15600-39100

PB2 27900-104400 GP 16200

After 4 year

PB3 46800-117300 GP 16200

Hindi Officer

6500-200-10500

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

PB2 9300-34800 GP 5400

PB2 27900-104400 GP 16200

Private Secretary

6500-200-10500

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4600

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

After 4 years

GP 5400 in
PB3 15600-39100

PB2 27900-104400 GP 14400

After 4 years

PB3 46800-117300 GP 16200

Group B
Non-Gazetted

Supervisor

6500-200-10500

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4800

PB2 9300-34800 GP 5400

After 4 years

GP 5400 in
PB3 15600-39100

PB2 27900-104400 GP 16200

After 4 year

PB3 46800-117300 GP 16200

(Equaling to AAO with Gazetted Group B status)

Personal Assistant

5500-175-9000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4200

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4600

PB2 27900-104400 GP 13800

Senior Hindi Translator

5500-175-9000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4600

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4600

PB2 27900-104400 GP 13800

Senior Auditor

5500-175-9000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4200

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4600

PB2 27900-104400 GP 13800

Junior Hindi Translator

5000-150-8000

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4200

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4200

PB2 27900-104400 GP 12600

Group C

Auditor

4500-125-7000

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2800

PB2 9300-34800 GP 4200

PB2 27900-104400 GP 12600

Stenographer

4000-100-6000

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2400

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2800

PB1 15600-60600 GP 8400

DEO

4000-100-6000

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2400

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2800

PB1 15600-60600 GP 8400

Clerk

3050-75-3950-80-4590

PB1 5200-20200 GP 1900

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2400

PB1 15600-60600 GP 7200

Staff Car Driver

3050-75-3950-80-4590

PB1 5200-20200 GP 1900

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2400

PB1 15600-60600 GP 7200

MTS

2550-55-2660-60-3200

PB1 5200-20200 GP 1800

PB1 5200-20200 GP 2000

PB1 15600-60600 GP 6000

3.6.      Gap between Minimum & Maximum pay

The maximum Salary of Cabinet Secretary as on 1-01-2006 was fixed as Rs 90000. If it is increased by three times it works out to Rs 2,70,000. Thus the minimum salary of newly recruited MTS should be atleast 1/10 of the maximum ie Rs 27,000. But we are proposing the  minimum salary for MTS as Rs 21,600 (BP 15600 + GP 6000) only. Hence, considering all aspects of inflation and weightage the maximum salary should not be more than 2,16,000 in any case, which is ten times the minimum salary.

3.7.      Rate of Increment

Any amount deposited in savings bank account, the bank will normally pay 5 per cent interest annually. Government should not pay less than the minimum interest of savings bank account as annual increment. Hence, we propose rate of Increment as 5 per cent of Band Pay + Grade Pay.

The system of annual increment on 1st July of every year has NOT served its purpose but created more and more anomalies. In the present system one who completes 6 months continuous service as on 1st July every year can only earn annual increment while others have to wait upto 18 months. Hence, 1st January may also be considered for granting of annual increment or else the old system may be restored.

3.8.      Benefit to be given on promotion

At present promoted employees are not getting entry grade pay as applicable to direct recruits. They get only a benefit of three per cent of Band Pay plus difference in Grade Pay. In many cases the Grade Pay of lower and higher posts are equal and thus a meager amount of 3 per cent is permissible at the time of promotion. Thus the present system needs radical changes. There must be some difference in Grade Pay of lower and higher posts and minimum benefit of two increments (10 per cent) should be given as benefit on promotion.

3.9.      Date of effect for Pay Revision

Date of effect for the revised pay shall be given with effect from 01-01-2016.

3.10.    Payment of arrears

Payment of arrears if any, due to delay in implementation shall be paid as lump sum including arrears of allowances.

3.11.    Immediate requirement

Since Dearness allowance has been raised to 100 per cent w.e.f. 1-01-2014 we demand merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Pay from the date DA crossed 50 per cent (ie. 01-01-2011) and grant of Interim relief at the rate of 15 per cent from 01-01-2014 to all central government employees. It is worth mentioning here that the gross salary payable to a MTS as on 01-01-2006 should have been doubled as on 01-01-2014 when the DA reached 100 per cent. But infact his gross salary has not been doubled. DA is not payable on various allowances such as House Rent Allowance and other compensatory allowances. Similarly DA is paid on 12 monthly average increase in price index. Whereas the current price index is always on the higher side and there is a gap of atleast 5 per cent between current index and average index.

Chapter IV

Proposal for Specific Allowances in IA&AD

4.1.      Job description

Constitution of India has adorned the Comptroller and Auditor General of India with higher status in the hierarchy of Government Departments.  Articles 148 to 151 of the Constitution prescribe a unique role of the CAG of India in assisting Parliament to enforce the legislative accountability of Government Departments. The CAG audits both Central and State Governments and also compiles the accounts of the State Governments. Role of the CAG assumes greater significance when both Union and States are implementing large number of schemes involving huge resources. CAG has the mandate to audit and report upon all receipts and expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of the Union and State Governments; all trading, manufacturing, profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and other subsidiary accounts kept in any Government Department; all stores and stock accounts of all Government offices and Departments; accounts of all Government companies, statutory corporations and bodies, all autonomous bodies and authorities substantially financed from Government money etc. CAG has also been entrusted the role of providing technical guidance and support to local fund auditors in certain states.

4.2.      Job requirements

With the advancement of science and technology, the Audit duties have undergone qualitative changes to ensure proper accounting of the Revenue earnings and expenses made. Introduction of computers brought many sophisticated systems not only to ensure faster communication but also to record/exchange data through space by using modern gadgets using specialized knowledge of operation of the system. Audit of departmental accounts vis. Defence, Railway, Telecom, P&T, Scientific requires specialization in various scientific fields and regular updation of knowledge and skill. For conducting audit of various production units under the above departments, Auditor shall have to study the scientific and research process before commencing their audit. Mining and Minerals or off shore drilling of oil, manufacturing / maintenance of space crafts and satellites, activities in the field of space research and atomic research are certain highly specialized areas which involve careful planning and execution and which require specialized training. With the introduction of Performance Audit of various schemes and activities of the government departments, CAG has to study their performances and submit recommendations for their enhancement.     

4.3.      Nature of duty

In the Audit offices of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, officials are mostly on tour for the performance of duty but it is very rare in the civilian departments that the officials are on such extensive, long and continuous tour during their service period. Audit parties are given audit programme for three months (quarterly programme on the basis of approved annual audit programme) and have to report to their headquarter office at the end of the quarter and again the are sent on tour for the next quarterly programme from the very next day.  Further, their tour is not limited to a single station but peripatetic in nature and the duty point is also very diverse in nature. Sometimes, they are posted in cities where good quality food, accommodation and mode of conveyance are available and after that, in interior places where there is no proper place to stay and dine. Sometimes their duty is in hilly terrain in extreme climatic conditions without proper accommodation & food and afterwards they have to go to a hot and humid climate or a naxal/terrorist infested area. Such a long, continual, stressful perennial journey causes mental and physical strain. Food and water intake continually from different places have adverse reacions on their health and they suffer from bowel related diseases. But they are not paid any allowance other than what is payable to the civilian officials who are sent on temporary duty away from their head quarter. The officials who are performing continuous tour are mainly Auditors, Senior Auditors, Supervisors, Asstt. Audit Officers, Audit Officers and Senior Audit officers who are drawing Grade pay of Rs 5400 or below.

Keeping in view the above, the following specific allowances are demanded for audit employees:

4.4.      Proposed Allowances

4.4.1.   Touring Special Pay

The audit staff remain on tour throughout the year and they remain away from their families for most part of the year due to the arduous nature of their work. Audit duty being done by the Audit Staff to find out the shortfalls in implementation of schemes, collection of revenue etc. are also productive in nature. Recoveries at the instance of audit every year exceed the expenditure on audit  manifold. This clearly shows that the department is a productive department. Touring special pay to audit staff was recommended by the CAG of India to the Board of Arbitration during 1999 and the board had awarded the same to the Audit staff but later the Government of India rejected the claim stating that similar demands will arise from other departments also. Government statement does not justify the denial of this genuine demand.

We request the 7cpc to grant atleast 10 per cent of Band Pay + Grade Pay at par with other allowances viz. Tuition fee, Conveyance allowance etc. as Touring Special Pay to those touring staff.

4.4.2.   Risk Allowance

Audit personnel have to visit remote/in-accessible places as well as naxal/terrorist infested areas and to stay away from HQ’s and family for months together. They have to point out possible fraud/misappropriation/misclassification cases to the authorities who might have committed there. This puts them in embarrassing situations which many a time result in adverse situation which audit personnel have to handle delicately with cool mind. The audit observations are not so pleasant always to the auditee institutions and hence the responses from auditee employees in certain places will be quite indifferent. This situation sometimes creates even threat to life threat to audit personal and their family members also. Instances are there where audit personnel were arrested and harassed on false complaints. Keeping in view the above risks associated with the audit job we request to grant 10 per cent of Band Pay + Grade Pay at par with other allowances viz. Tuition fee, Conveyance allowance etc. as Risk Allowance to touring staff.

4.4.3.   Mobile phone Allowance

Audit personnel are required to be in frequent touch with their headquarters offices and higher officials in connection with their nature of work irrespective of their place of posting even during transit. Since audit personnel are on regular tour they even find it difficult to reach their home every now and then. Maintenance of mobile phone will reduce delay in communication with higher officials. This facility will also help them to maintain a fair relationship with their family and the society. Hence, we request to grant Rs 500 as Mobile Phone Allowance with periodic revision at par with other allowances viz. Tuition fee, Conveyance allowance etc..

4.4.4.   Internet Allowance

Internet has become a vital resource to almost every people in the world. Knowledge updation is an inevitable part of audit personnel. In the present scenario, Internet provides all sort of information, either technical or rules & regulations, which will help the audit employees in executing their work without any perplexity. Moreover, audit findings have to be transmitted to the higher officials and instructions from them are also to be communicated quickly to their subordinates. Hence, being the Fastest, Easiest, Cheapest, most Omnipresent, and Universal Means of Communication, audit employees must be equipped with Internet facility. It is therefore requested to grant Rs 500 towards Internet Allowance with periodic revision at par with other allowances viz. Tuition fee, Conveyance allowance etc.

Chapter V

General Allowances

5.1.      Dearness Allowance

The 6th Central Pay Commission in para 4.1.1 to 4.1.19 has mentioned about deficiencies in DA formula. We wish to reproduce recommendations in para 1.1.13 which reads as “the Commission is of the view that the National Statistical Commission may be asked to explore the possibility of a specific survey covering government employees exclusively, so as to construct a consumption basket representative of government employees and formulate a separate index”. Further in para 4.1.14, the Pay Commission has said “the Government should take expeditious steps to rectify distortions in the construction of the current All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) Industrial Workers serious”.  But we are sorry to mention here that though the 6CPC recommendations were accepted by the Government, many vital recommendations including the above have not been implemented. We demand that instead of payment of DA on first January and first July each year it should be paid once in three months. This system is existing in many public sector undertakings. 

Cent per cent neutralization from MTS to Cabinet Secretary is a conceived theory because, the family budget of a MTS shall reveal that 60 to 70 per cent portion of his salary is incurred for the basic needs viz. food, health and education. The steep price rice in the market hits the low paid employees only. So the major part of cent per cent neutralization for Group ‘A’ officer is a saving.

Dearness allowance which is being paid is in the nature of a compensatory payment to employees for erosion in the real value of their salaries resulting from price rise. It is calculated as a percentage of an employee’s basic salary to mitigate the impact of inflation on people belonging to the low income group. In order to provide full neutralisation of price rise, 4th cpc has recommended DA to be paid 100 percent to employees drawing basic pay upto Rs 3500/-, 75 per cent to those getting basic pay between Rs 3501/- and 6000/- and 65 per cent to those getting basic pay above Rs 6000/-subject to marginal adjustments. Vcpc observed, the erosion in the real value of salary at the highest level, has been the most severe than that in the lower level and recommended inflation neutralization to be uniform @ 100% at all levels. The system is continuing even after 6cpc. But in real life we observed that due to sanction of uniform DA rates resulted in widening the gap between the minimum salary and the maximum salary. Hence we request this Hon’ble Pay Commission to evolve a formula which will impart social justice and lessen the financial burden on government exchequer.

The 5th Central Pay Commission has recommended that DA should be paid net of Taxes. Meaning that: no compensatory allowances should be included in the taxable income.  Hence, we also demand that the Dearness Allowance should be exempted from Income Tax.

5.2.      House Rent Allowance

House Rent Allowance shall be determined taking into consideration the actual rent prevailing along with the cost of living in different cities. Presently HRA is determined as per the classification of cities (X, Y & Z) based on population. Cost of living and house rent in state capitals are exorbitantly high compared to other cities classified under ‘Y’. Hence, all state capitals should also be classified under ‘X’ for the purpose of HRA irrespective of the size of the population.

5.2.1.   Own Your Home scheme

Government is providing housing quarters to its employees and instead of paying HRA, it charges licence fee for such quarter. It is observed that even after serving 35-40 years in government the employee on retirement leaves the Department without his own house to stay. It is also observed that the government is also incurring a huge amount to maintain such housing schemes through CPWD. Recently, the Government of India has declared a scheme of ‘House for all’ by 2022. Similarly, we are proposing a housing scheme in the name of “Own Your Home” to the Central Government employees.

The Government shall offer its employees housing flats by charging a fixed rate with simple interest equal to that of House Building Advance. Installment towards the same shall be recovered from monthly salary of the employee like recovery on HBA. By owning the house, maintenance will be the sole responsibility of the respective employee and by the time of his retirement, the licence shall be transferred to his name. The scheme should be made optional.  

5.3.      City Compensatory Allowance &Transport Allowance

The Transport Allowance was recommended by the 5th CPC to defray the cost of travel between office and residence. This allowance was introduced with effect from 01-08-1997. This is based on pay scale and classification of cities. The 6th CPC vide para 4.2.43 revised Transport Allowance. Considering the rates of petrol, diesel after 01-01-2006 this rate should be increased three times.

In IA&AD most of the employees are on tour for 90 days or more at a stretch and as per the condition for grant of Transport Allowance, those employees who remain away from their headquarters in a whole calendar month are not entitled to this allowance. Since City Compensatory Allowance is subsumed in Transport Allowance as per 6th CPC, the component of CCA is also not being paid to Audit employees. Similarly the award for grant of Touring Special Pay has also been rejected by the Government. We therefore demand that the condition to remain at headquarter atleast one day in a calendar month should be done away with taking into consideration the fact that the other family members remain at headquarters.

5.4.      Daily Allowance

The 6th CPC has changed the concept of Daily Allowance on tour and recommended reimbursement of hotel charges, food charges and taxi charges. The rates suggested in para 4.2.33 are not realistic since the classification of cities has totally been ignored. The comparative rates for different grades of employees are given below:

Grade Pay

Daily Allowance

9000 and above

Hotel accommodation Rs 5000 per day, Food bills Rs 500 per day and

AC Taxi charges upto 50 kms per diem.

6600 to 8400

Hotel Rs 3000 per day, food Rs 300 per day and AC Taxi upto 50 kms per diem.

5400 to 6500

Hotel Rs 1500 per day, food Rs 200 per day and Taxi Rs 150 per diem.

4200 to 4800

Hotel Rs 500 per day, food Rs 150 per day and Taxi Rs 100 per diem.

Below Rs 4200

Hotel Rs 300 per day, food Rs 100 per day and Taxi Rs 50 per diem.

The above rates shall automatically increase by 25 per cent whenever the DA payable on the revised pay bands goes up by 50 per cent. Thus a person on tour residing in Mumbai and at another small village is entitled for the same reimbursement.

In IA&AD the audit team consisting of Audit Officer (GP 5400), Assistant Audit Officer (GP 4800) and Auditor (GP 2800) are going for the conduct of audit. Even after office hours they have to discuss with each other on many issues but unfortunately they have to stay in 3 different hotels because of the entitlement. Similarly we have to visit small villages for conducting Panchayat/School audit where no boarding and lodging facilities are available and even difficult to get cash memo for food. In such a situation no DA is payable. So we request that the earlier system of grant of daily allowance based on classification of city should be reintroduced and the wide gap between the different classes of entitlement should also be reduced.

5.5.      Travelling Allowance

The existing system may continue.

5.6.      TA on Transfer

The 6th CPC vide para 4.2.37 has recommended rates for transportation of personnel effects by train/steamer/road. The Composit Transfer Grant payable to the employees has been withdrawn. Since the transfer of employee involves the transfer of his personnel effects along with other related expenses, we demand restoration of Composite Transfer Grant equivalent to one month Band Pay plus Grade Pay.

5.7.      Medical Facilities

At present Medical Facilities are given to Central Government employees under two different schemes viz. CGHS & CSMA. Central Government should extend CGH Scheme to every district of the country. Reimbursement of medical treatment in non-CGHS station need radical changes since the quality of treatment in government hospitals is very poor. Facilities for different clinical tests viz. X-ray, scanning, MRI etc. are normally not available in district hospitals and other Community Health Centres. Hence, indoor and outdoor facility in private hospitals may be explored and reimbursement be made accordingly.

5.7.1.   Executive Checkup

Employees working under the Audit Department are on tour throughout the year. There are incidents of personnel collapsing at the place of duty far away from headquarter/home town. A regular medical check up shall minimize the risk and avoid such situations. Presently, Executive Checkup facility for conducting routine clinical test once in a calendar year is available for employees in Group ‘A’ cadre. We request the 7CPC to extend such facility to atleast those offices where employees perform regular tour as part of their duty.

5.8.      Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme

Accidents have become common in our Country due to the increase in number of both men and machines. Everyday we witness loss of valuable life leaving the family of the deceased difficult to earn their daily bread. An accident insurance scheme can bring back such families to normal life to an extent from the sudden and untimely demise of their breadwinner. Under various State Services, Group Personal Accident Insurance Schemes to government employees are in existence. As per such scheme, DDO deducts from the salary bill of the employee, a one time premium at a fixed amount for a period of one year. In case of death due to accident of the employee or in case of loss of both limbs or sight of both eyes and one limb and sight of one eye or permanent total disablement due to accident, 100 per cent of the sum insured will be payable to the employee. In case of loss of one limb or sight of one eye due to accident 50 per cent of the insured sum will be paid to the employee. A copy of such a scheme introduced by Government of Kerala is enclosed for reference (Annex 12). Since, audit employees are very often on tour and vulnerable to accidents, we demand introduction of such a Group Accident Insurance Scheme with not less than 20 lakh as insured amount to atleast those offices where employees perform regular tour as part of their duty.

5.9       Group Insurance

The 6th Central Pay Commission vide para 4.9.4 has recommended enhancement of insurance cover. But unfortunately this has not been implemented by the Government. This recommendation should be suitably revised by this pay commission.

5.10.    Incentive for Family Planning

Population and Inflation in India are rocketing like anything. Our population has already crossed 125 crore. To control the same, atleast among Central Government Staff we demand an increase in the present rates by three times to attract a majority towards small family norms.

5.11     Other Allowances

5.11.1. Bonus

The 6CPC has discussed in length the issue of payment of productivity linked bonus vide para 4.4.4 to 4.4.14. As per the 6CPC “PLB, as the name suggests, has to have a linkage with the increase in profitability and productivity of an organization. It is based on the assumption that the increased profitability/productivity is primarily due to the endeavor and efforts of the employees who should, therefore, be rewarded for such increase”. As explained in para 1.7 to 1.9 of this memorandum, Audit Department should also be treated as a productive department. Audit observations raised by the department lead to recovery of under assessment / excess payment and the money value thereof is more than three times the total expenditure on Audit. Thus the employees of Indian Audit & Accounts Department are entitled for productivity linked bonus.

Secondly, in so many government departments incentives are given for pointing out under assessment and seizure of government money. For eg.: in Income Tax Department incentive are given for detecting under assessment and in Customs and Central Excise Department incentives are given for seizure pertaining to avoidance of customs duties. But in IA&AD instead of getting any kind of reward we are being abused by the executive government. Hence, we strongly demand productivity linked bonus to Audit employees as well as incentives for pointing out short recovery and avoidable expenditure of Government Revenue similar to that for CBDT & CBEC employees.

Chapter VI

Miscellaneous

 6.1.     Earned Leave

At present Earned Leave can be accumulated up to 300 days in addition to the number of days for which encashment has been allowed along with LTC. Since, Earned Leave is credited to the account of the employees against the services rendered by him (15 days EL on the 1st of January & 1st of July every year), we demand that there should not be any ceiling in the total number of earned leave accumulated for the purpose of availing leave to help those actually in need at the fag end of their career.

We also request the Commission to enhance the encashment of un-availed Earned Leave to a maximum of 300 days at the time of retirement to 360 days.

6.2.      Half Pay Leave & Commuted leave

At present Commuted Leave granted is on the basis of certificate from Authorized Medical Practitioner even for one or two days. Simple fever, cold and other similar casual/occasional ailment which requires only two or three days rest shall also warrant medical certificate from authorized medical practitioner. This causes harassment to the government employee. Hence we demand exemption of production of medical certificates for grant of commuted leave on account of casual/occasional ailments upto10 days in a calendar year. Present system of crediting of Half Pay Leave may be continued. But encashment of double the number of HPL (just like commutation) to fill up shortage, if any, for commutation of earned leave upto the maximum limit may be allowed at the time of retirement.

6.3.      Child Care Leave

Present system may continue. However, this should be extended to widower/divorced male employee to look after their minor children at par with the benefit given to female employee.

6.4.      Maternity Leave

Present system may continue.

6.5.      Paternity Leave

Present system may continue.

6.6.      Casual Leave

Casual Leave should be increase to 12 days in a calendar year as the present 8 days is not sufficient to meet family obligations.

6.7.      Leave Travel Concession

Present system may continue with the exclusion of the condition for limiting encashment of Earned Leave to 60 days in entire career.

6.8       Definition for Family

Presently definition of family in different set of rules differs. For eg. in case of pension rules and medical attendance rules, the definition of family is different. This should be generalised. Father, Mother, wife, minor sons, divorced/widowed daughter should be recognized as dependent family members for all purposes.

Chapter VII

Career Progression in IA&AD

7.1.      Present Scenario

Main attraction to young talents towards any job is the career advancement along with salary and other perks. In IA&AD, direct recruitment is done mainly in three cadres Clerk-Typist/DEO, Auditor and Assistant Audit Officer (AAO). While AAO cadre is Group ‘B’ Gazetted, the other two cadres are Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted.

A direct recruit in the Group ‘C’ cadre gets one or two promotions to reach Sr. Auditor cadre and stagnates if he does not qualify the high profile Subordinate Accounts Examinations (SAS). Hence his career advancement will be curtailed after one or two promotions and he is to retire in the cadre of Sr. Auditor while some other get promotion as Supervisor without further progression. On the other hand a directly recruited AAO after getting promotion to the post of AO/Sr.AO retires from service even without qualifying for the conferred post in IA&AS cadre.  Thus for both the directly recruited talents, career progression in IA&AD presently limited to only one or two promotions, should be increased and atleast five promotions in the entire career similar to that presently available in Civil Service Group ‘A’ cadre should be assured.

7.2.      Cadre Restructuring

The directions issued by DOPT from time to time states that “Cadre review is an important aspect of cadre management. It ensures a healthy balance between the functional requirements of an organisation and legitimate career aspirations of its officers. The thrust of such an exercise is on scientific manpower projection and recruitment planning in order to rationalise the cadre structure as also to enhance efficiency, morale and effectiveness of the service/cadre. In terms of the extant guidelines, ideal periodicity of cadre review is once every five years”. Further, Para 1(ix) of the Government of India, Department of Expenditure Resolution No.1/1/2008-IC   dated 29 August,  2008, whereby decisions on the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission have been conveyed enjoins upon all the Cadre Controlling Authorities to review the services/cadres under the administrative control within a year.

While major central government departments’ viz. Central Board of Direct Taxes, Central Board of Excise and Customes, Indian Railways, Central Secretariat Services, Central Stenographer Services and other ministries under the central government conducts cadre restructuring in every five years and enhance promotional avenues to their employees, cadre restructuring in IA&AD was done long back during 1984. Demands from the employee federations were turned down by the CAG administration stating flimsy reasons and the department is still functioning with a shortage of more than twenty thousand staff. Hence we request the 7CPC to strongly recommend an effective restructuring of the cadres in IA&AD in every five years henceforth.

7.3.      MACP Scheme

The Sixth Central Pay Commission has modified the then existing ACP (Assured Career Progression) scheme and introduced MACP (Modified ACP) by granting three financial up-gradations on completing 10, 20 & 30 years of service without a promotion or stagnating in a cadre. But the same was operated on grade pay hierarchy than the existing promotional hierarchy. This has forced the employees to draw their salary in such a grade pay which is not operational in their department. Hence the demand for granting MACP in promotional hierarchy deserves merit.

7.4.      Why enhancement of MACP Scheme

As the minimum age to qualify for recruitment in the Central Government service is 18 and the maximum age for retirement is 60, a government servant can serve upto a maximum of 42 years. This long service of more than 40 years entails career advancement of atleast five promotions. Five promotions/financial enhancement not only attract young talents but also help to retain their service till retirement.

Keeping in view the maximum service a government servant gets as 40 years, we demand that MACP scheme should be revised to provide career progression in every 8th year of service. ie. 1st MACP at 8th year, 2nd at 16th year, 3rd at 24th year, 4th at 32nd year and 5th on completion of 40 year service. This should also be granted to all employees who stagnate in any cadre for more than 8 years before getting 5th promotion in his career.

7.5.      Continuing Professional Development Test (CPD)

As per the recommendations of the 6CPC, Comptroller and Auditor General of India has introduced a series of three incentive tests in the name continuing Professional development Test (CPD) with a syllabus of not less than the standard of MBA. The periodicity of this examination is that only after completing five years service in the AAO cadre an employee qualifies for the first of the three examinations. He shall be qualified for the second examination of the series only after completing four years from passing the first test and for the third, three years after passing the second test. One advance increment at the rate of three per cent will be given. Considering the high standard of the examinations, we demand  enhancement of the rate of advance increment to six per cent (double the present increment) and also to reduce the eligibility period to two years instead of 5-4-3. CPD should also be extended to the Supervisor cadre which is equalent to AAO cadre.

Chapter VIII

Pension related issues

As per the Honorable Supreme Court of India ‘Pension’ is a payment for past services rendered by an employee. The Constitution of India affirms that “pension” means a pension, whether contributory or not, of any kind whatsoever, payable to or in respect of any person, and includes retired pay so payable; a gratuity so payable and any sum or sums so payable by way of the return, with or without interest thereon or any other addition thereto, of subscriptions to a provident fund.

Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 regulate pension of Central Government employees, employees of Union Territory Administrations and civilian Government employees in the defence services who were appointed on or before December 31, 2003.

There are four types of Pension payable to the Central Government employees viz. Superannuation or Retiring Pension, Family Pension, Extraordinary Pension & Disability Pension. Other retirement benefits available are Gratuity & Leave Encashment.

8.1.      Minimum period for pension

The minimum service required for grant of full Pension is 20 years. We think the minimum service period is sufficient for the grant of full pension.

8.2.      Rate of Pension

Presently pension is paid at 50% of the average emoluments received during the past 10 months or the pay last drawn, whichever is more beneficial to the retiring employee. But, Last pay drawn does not include other components of pay viz. special pay, personal pay, deputation pay etc.

Hence we request the 7CPC to consider all components of pay received while in service other than those specific allowance viz. HRA, CCA, TA etc. for the purpose of computing emoluments for pension/family pension. We also request the 7CPC to increase and revise the rate of pension payable from 50 per cent to a respectable level in comparison to that which is paid to the retiring employees in neighboring countries.

8.3.      Age & Date of retirement

Existing system may continue.

8.4.      Gratuity

There are 3 different kinds of gratuity payable to the employees on retirement. They are; Service Gratuity, Retirement Gratuity & Death gratuity. The 6CPC has enhanced the maximum pecuniary limit from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. Retirement Gratuity is paid at ¼ of basic pay for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 16.5 times of the emoluments to all Government Servants who retire on completion of 5 years of service. Death Gratuity is payable in case of a person who dies while in service at the rate of twice the emoluments for service less than one year, and in between 1-5 years, it is payable at twelve times the emoluments. In case the service exceeds 20 years, death gratuity is payable at the rate of half the emoluments for every six months period subject to a maximum of 33 times the emoluments limited to Rs 10 lakh.

We request that the ceiling of maximum number of times the emoluments payable may be removed and gratuity be paid at the rate of  ½ months salary for every completed year of service without any ceiling. We also request the 7CPC to enhance the maximum pecuniary limit from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.

8.5.      Leave Encashment

The 6CPC recommended that both Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave should be considered for encashment of leave subject to the overall limit of 300 days. While the provisions relating to encashment of Earned Leave shall continue unchanged, Half Pay Leave encashable at the rate equal to half the amount of leave salary payable during Earned Leave without any reduction being made on account of pension payable. To make up the shortfall in Earned Leave, no commutation of Half Pay Leave shall be permissible. We request the 7CPC to increase the overall limit of earned leave to be encashed to 360 days and also to allow commutation of Half Pay leave to make up the shortfall in Earned Leave.

8.6.      Quantum of pension

Sixth CPC has recommended an increase in quantum of pension available to the old pensioners due to the reason that older pensioners require a better deal because their needs, especially those relating to health, increase with age. Hence after 6CPC the quantum of pension and family pension payable is as shown below:


On attaining age of

Additional quantum of
Pension/Family Pension

80 years

20 per cent of basic pension/family pension

85 years

30 per cent of basic pension/family pension

90 years

40 per cent of basic pension/family pension

95 years

50 per cent of basic pension/family pension

100 years

100 per cent of basic pension/family pension

As the prevailing life expectancy of Indian Citizen is just below 70 years and considering the reason attributed by 6CPC above we request the 7CPC to recommend the following increase in percentage of pension/family pension to older pensioners.

On attaining age of

Additional quantum of
Pension/Family Pension

70 years

25 per cent of basic pension/family pension

80 years

50 per cent of basic pension/family pension

90 years

75 per cent of basic pension/family pension

100 years

100 per cent of basic pension/family pension

8.7.      New Pension Scheme

Contributory pension system has been introduced by the GOI and made applicable to those employees who entered into government service with effect from 01-01-2004. This has now been renamed as National Pension System under PFRDA Act. Since, the main attraction of government employment is the Statutory Pension Scheme as it is a social security scheme provided by the government to its employees, we request to scrap the New Pension Scheme and to bring all those already enrolled in the Contributory Pension scheme to the old and  much attractive statutory pension scheme.



Prayer

National Audit Federation humbly prays that your gracious self be pleased to consider the above facts in all sympathy and take effective steps to place the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department at an appropriate/justifiable  level. Parity in the scales of pay to the Audit Staff with that of Central Secretariat is a matter of concern always. But it is a well established fact that the audit employees are far above the Central Secretariat Staff considering the arduous nature of work, its quality and contribution towards nation building. Hence, we request to grant pay scales to audit employees according to the work study conducted by the Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad at the instance of 3rd CPC.

In view of the submission made above the National Audit Federation requests this august 7th Central Pay Commission to consider and strongly recommend our demands commensurate with the duties and responsibilities devolved on our Department as enshrined in Articles 148 and 149 of the Constitution of India.

We also request the 7th CPC to recommend for the merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Pay from the date DA crossed 50 per cent (ie. 01-01-2011) and grant of Interim relief at the rate of 15 per cent from 01-01-2014 to all central government employees.



[1] The term auditor has been used in general term for the officials in the Audit Department unless specifically mentioned for the post by the same name in the IAAD.




ITEM NO.45    COURT NO.12   SECTION   XVI

S U P R E M E    C O U R T    O F    I N D I A

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS


Petition (s) for Special Leave to Appeal (C) No (s). 1587-1588/2014

(Arising our of impugned final judgement and order dated 09/04/2010 in WP No.11452/2005 and 03/04/2013 in CRP No. 233/2010 passed by the High Court Of Patna)

UNION OF INDIA & ORS. Petitioner (s)

VERSUS

SUDAMA SINGH & ORS. Respondent (s)

(with appln. (s) for c/delay in filing slp and c/day in refiling SLP and prayer for interim relief and office report)


Date: 07/07/2014  These petitions were called on for hearing today.

CORAM :

HON'BLE  MR. JUSTICE RANJAN GOGOI

HON'BLE  MR. JUSTICE M.Y. EQBAL

For Petitioner (s)

Mr. P.S. Patwalia, ASG

Mr. Manita Verma, Adv.

Mrs. Vimla Sinha, Adv.

Mr. Shreekant N. Terdal, Adv.

For Respondent (s)

Ms. Sumita Hazarika, Adv.

Ms. Ipsita Behura, Adv.

UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following

O R D E R

Heard Mr. P.S. Patwalia, learned Additional Solicitor General appearing on behalf of the petitioners as well as Ms. Sumita Hazarika, learned counsel appearing on behalf of the respondents.


Delay condoned.

We do not find any legal and valid ground for interference. The special leave petitions are dismissed. However, the relief granted by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) as affirmed by the High Court shall be confined to the parties before the Tribunal as well as before the High Court. This is without prejudice to the rights of other claimants which will be adjudicated on its own merit as and when any such claim as raised.


 (MADHU BALA)     (SHEN LATA SHARMA)

 COURT MASTER        COURT MASTER


Circular No. 4 / 2014-16                                      Dated : 02-07-2014

To

          All Affiliated Units Secretaries / Central Office Bearers / Zonal / Branch Secretaries / Departmental Council Members / Chief Patron & Patrons.

Friends,

Courtesy meeting by office bearers of NAF with the Director General (Staff) – held on the 27th June 2014.

A courtesy meeting with the Director General (Staff) Smt. Annie G. Mathew was held on the 27th June 2014 at 11.30 am in which Shri. Renjith Singh, Assistant CAG (N) was also present. Shri. Taizuddin Ahmed, President, Shri. L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General, Shri. Amol Kumar Das, Additional Secretary General & Shri. Rakesh Sharma, Assistant Secretary General of National Audit Federation were attended the meeting.

It was the first meeting of the newly elected office bearers of NAF with the CAG Administration after the 9th Biennial Conference. Since it was a courtesy meeting agenda points were not discussed. President Shri. Taizuddin Ahmed, introduced the new team members to the DG(Staff). After introduction, Secretary General told DG(Staff) that the federation has requested for an agenda meeting with Dy. CAG and also a meeting on the issues that have come up after the implementation of Sectoral Re-organisation in Maharastra & Madhya Pradesh State AG offices but no reply was received from the headquarters office. Madam told us that the present Dy. CAG is retiring on 31st July 2014 and hence the agenda meeting would be granted after that by the new Dy. CAG. But regarding meeting on Sectoral Reorganization, she said that the decisions taken by senior management was only after consulting the respective Accountants General of both the States and hence, the request from the Federation for meeting on that issue could not be acceded to.

Federation has also pointed out following issues which were discussed in earlier meetings with DAI & DG(Staff) but no follow up action was taken by the hqrs. office.

1. Regarding Cadre Restructuring, it was told that since the department is functioning with a shortage of more than 20,000 employees, first preference has been given to filling up of posts and then for rationalization of cadres. Federation strongly demanded for cadre restructuring in line with that of CBDT and CBEC. We have also requested DG(Staff) to expedite the process keeping in view of the quick functioning of VII CPC.

2. DG(Staff) had clearly mentioned that the decision on revision of Daily Allowances to Sports Persons have already taken and the communication regarding this will be issued shortly.

3. Regarding the case of two promotions in quick succession to those promoted in between 01-01-2006 and the date of implementation of 6CPC recommendations, it was told that clarifications from ministry has not received yet and assured that a reminder will be sent to the Ministry soon.

4. We have also requested the DG to look in the matter of forced reversion of Sr. Auditors on their request for mutual transfer in an instance at the PD(ECA), Bhubaneswar, and she agreed to do the needful.

5. On pointing out the delay in granting recognition to Associations at Tripura office, DG agreed to direct local authorities in that office to expedite the recognition process of Staff Association.

While concluding the meeting, the Federation has handed over three letters to DG relating to the following serious concerns of staff which warrant urgent attention.

1.         Inclusion of atleast one representative from each recognized associations in the recently formed committees for transfer posting of Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ employees to ensure transparency.

2.          Lowering of pass marks in SAS examinations - the decision taken to lower the exemption standard from 50 per cent to 45 per cent in SAS Examinations should be made applicable retrospectively from August 2013.

3.         Formulation and implementation of HR policy in the department – concerns over the recent circular from DG(Staff) dated 19-05-2014.

The meeting concluded around 12.30 pm.

As per the decision taken by our National Executive at Chennai on 29th and 30th May 2014, our next Working Committee Meeting will be held at Guwahati, Assam during 2nd week of September. Actual dates of meeting will be informed after the notification of SAS examinations August 2014. Members are requested to prepare agenda for discussion at Guwahati.

With Best wishes for a Very Happy Ramzan.

Fraternally yours,










Circular No.3/2014-16                                               Dated: 01-06.2014

To

 

All affiliated unit secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/ Departmental Council members/Patrons/chief Patron.

 

Friends,

Minutes of the National Executive Meeting - 29th and 30th May 2014,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The first National Executive meeting of the newly elected body was convened at the Gokulakrishna Kalyana Mandapam, Pillayar Koil Street, Saidapet, Chennai on 29th & 30th May 2014. Shri. Taizuddin Ahmed, President, Shri L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General, Shri. Amal Kumar Das, Additional Secretary General, Shri. N. Shivkumar, Asst. Secy. General, Shri. Rakesh Kumar, Asst. Secy. General, Shri. Raghawendra Deo, Asst. Secy. General, Shri. V. Sam James, Treasurer, Shri. B. Mansingh, Zonal Secy (South), Shri. Barun Prakash Majhi, Zonal Secy (East), Shri. Arun Vidwans, Chief Patron, Shri. G.C. Parida, Patron (East zone), Smt. Lekshmi V. Ratna Babu, Vice-President, Category II, Hyderabad, Shri. G. Devaraju, Vice-President, Category III, Hyderabad, Shri. B.N. Amarnarayana swamy, Secy. Category II, Karnataka, Shri. Kumaraswamy, President, Category III, Karnataka, Shri. K. Kuppu Rao, Ex-President, NAF, Shri. M. Vijayavelu, President, Category II, Chennai, Shri. P.S. Sudar, Genl. Secretary, Category II, Chennai, Shri. Varadarajan, Category III, Chennai, and Shri. Anand, Category III.

Meeting started by 10.00 am with welcome address by Shri. Vijayavelu, President, Category II association, Chennai and the presidential address was delivered by Shri. Taizuddin Ahmed, President who welcomed the delegates. He expressed the importance of South zone meeting and the discussion on preparation of memorandum to be submitted to the 7th Central Pay Commission.  Ex-President, Shri Kupparao and Chief Patron, Shri Arun Vidwans also addressed the meeting and discussed the role of staff associations in general and National Audit Federation in particular to fulfill the dreams of the Audit employees. Secretary General elaborated the activities of the NAF and chalked out the course of action to be taken up by the NAF in regard pay, allowances and other service matter with the 7th Central Pay Commissiom. The members were asked to submit a report on the functioning of the local associations and its present membership position. As per the reports of the local Secretaries of Category III Associations, the membership position has increased to a great extent due to the recruitment in Auditor/DEO cadre. Vice-President, Cat II Association, Hyderabad expressed apprehension prevailing in the office of the Hyderabad about the likely bifurcation of the office due to the newly created state of Telangana. A Resolution was also passed by the National Executive urging the CAG to implement the bifurcation of office in Andrapradesh only after taking into confidence the staff associations and in a transparent manner.  The National Executive also resolved to request the 7th Central Pay Commission to submit its Interim Report to the Government of India at the earliest with recommendations to grant 15 per cent of Band Pay plus Grade Pay as Interim Relief to all Central Government employees and merger of 50% DA w.e.f. 1-01-2011(from the date DA crossed 50 per cent).

Members also discussed and demanded various issues relating to Pay and allowances and other service matters for inclusion in the memorandum to be submitted to the 7th CPC. After long discussion, the NE finalized its proposals for inclusion in the memorandum and entrusted the Secretary General to prepare a draft. It was also decided to hold the next Working Committee at Guwahati, Asssam during the last week of August or first week of September 2014. The meeting concluded at about 6.30 pm with vote of thanks by Shri. P.S. Sudar, Secretary, Category II Association, Chennai.

The National Executive also decided to hold the next Working Committee Meeting of National Audit Federation at Guwahati, Assam during August – September 2014.

On 30-May-2014 a felicitation function was arranged at the Corporation Community Hall near AG office, Tenampet to bid farewell to Shri Vijayavelu, Assistant Audit Officer, O/o the PAG, Chennai during the lunch hours. Though Category II Unit of Chennai is not a recognized one, Shri Vijayavelu, unit President along with other members of Category II, III associations attended each and every meeting of the Federation since 1998. Shri. Taizuddin, President, NAF offered a shawl to Shri.Vijayavelu on behalf of the Federation. Shri. Taizuddin who was also to retire from service on 30th May 2014, bypassed his own retirement function and participated in the meeting only to bid farewell to Shri.Vijayavelu, a dedicated follower of National Audit Federation. Several Local/National leaders participated in the farewell meeting and spoken about the invaluable services rendered by shri.Vijayavelu towards the Office as well as to the Organisation. Leaders also praised the commitment of the President of NAF to participate in the farewell of Shri.Vijayavelu after relinquishing his own retirement function. The meeting concluded at 3.30 pm.

 

                                                                                                            Fraternally yours, 

 

Encl: Format of resolutions                                                      

 


Resolution No. 1


Immediate payment of Interim Relief 15 % to all Central Government employees and  merger of  50 % DA

The National Executive of National Audit Federation held at Chennai, Tamilnadu on 29-05-2014 & 30-05-2014, has unanimously resolved to request the 7th Central Pay Commission to submit its interim report to the Government of India with recommendations for sanctioning of 15 per cent of Band Pay plus Grade Pay as Interim Relief to all central government employees and staff in view of the uncontrolled price hike of essential commodities. This National Executive has also resolved to request the 7CPC to recommend for merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Pay from the date DA crossed 50 per cent (ie. 01-01-2011) to all central government employees.

It is also resolved to send a copy of this resolution to the Government of India and the C&AG of India.

  

    Sd/-                                                                                                 Sd/-

President                                                                                General Secretary

 



Resolution No. 2

 

 Bifurcation of Andrapradesh office only be done in a transparent manner

 

A new State of Telangana is formed bifurcating the existing Andhrapradesh. The officers and Staff in the offices under the CAG’s administration situated in the erstwhile Andhrapradesh State have expressed their deep concern over the likely bifurcation of the Accountants General Offices. The National Executive of National Audit Federation held at Chennai, Tamilnadu on 29-05-2014 & 30-05-2014, has unanimously resolved to urge upon the Comptroller and Auditor General to consider the views of the representatives of the staff associations in those offices before effecting the bifurcation of offices. It is also resolved to request the CAG to invite willingness from the employees for transfer to new office in a transparent manner.

 

     Sd/-                                                                                                 Sd/-

         President                                                                                General Secretary 





Circular No.2/2014-16                                               Dated: 28-02.2014

To

All our affiliated units secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/ Departmental Council members/Patrons/chief Patron.


Sub: Resolutions to C&AG and to the Government of India


Friends,

As per the decisions taken in the 9th Biennial conference held at Puri, Odisha, three resolutions were passed and the same has been forwarded to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Government of India. Inorder to complete the formalities, it is also required that these resolutions to be passed in individual unit level on its general body and send to the Comptroller and Auditor General and Government of India.

All unit secretaries are requested to convene a General Body meeting of their respective associations at their convenience before 15th March 2014 and pass the following resolutions (Format attached).

Resolution No.1 Immediate payment of Interim Relief 15 % to all Central  Government employees and merger of  50 % DA

Resolution No.2   Concern over the rejection of demands by the Government of India

Resolution No.3     Implement Cadre restructuring in IA&AD

First two resolutions shall be forwarded to the The Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, North Block, New Delhi and all the above three resolutions shall be forwarded to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India with a copy to the Secretary General, National Audit Federation for information.

All the 6 Zonal Secretaries are requested to follow up the directions issued by NAF and to report compliance by 20th March 2014 to the Secretary General.

Since forwarding of resolutions are absolutely necessary for pressurising the authorities to expedite implementation of our demands, all are requested not to delay the same.

                                                                                                              With regards,


Encl: Format of resolutions     






Resolution No. 1


Immediate payment of Interim Relief 15 % to all Central Government employees and  merger of  50 % DA

The 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29-01-2014 to 31-01-2014, has directed this unit to pass a resolution on immediate payment of IR and merger of 50% DA. As per the directions of National Audit Federation, our Apex Level Organization, this General Body held on _________ (date) of ____________(Name of association) Association, ______________________(Office name with name of state) unanimously resolved to urge upon the Government of India to sanction Interim Relief of 15 per cent (Band Pay plus Grade Pay) to all central government employees and staff in view of the uncontrolled price hike of essential commodities.

Dearness allowance has already been raised to 100 per cent w.e.f. 1-01-2014 by the Government. This General Body has also resolved to urge upon the government to issue orders for merger of 50% Dearness Allowance with Pay from the date DA crossed 50 per cent (ie. 01-01-2011) to all central government employees along with the grant of revised Dearness Allowance.

It is also resolved to send a copy of this resolution to the Government of India and the C&AG of India.

It is further resolved to send a copy to the Secretary General, National Audit Federation for information.

 

    Sd/-                                                                                                 sd/-

President                                                                                General Secretary



Resolution No.2

Concern over the rejection of demands by the Government of India

            The 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29-01-2014 to 31-01-2014, expressed serious concern over the rejection of genuine demands of the employees of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department duly approved and forwarded to the Finance Ministry by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and directed this unit to pass a resolution. CAG is a part of Indian Parliamentary Democracy and the staff of this organization does its work for the interest of the nation without fear or favour, no matter which party or persons govern this country. As per the directions of National Audit Federation, our Apex Level Organization, this General Body held on ____________ (date) of _____________ (Name of association) Association, ______________________(Office name with name of state) unanimously resolved to urge upon the Government of India to reconsider all those genuine demands of the employees of IA&AD placed before it in its true spirit and without any further delay.

It is also resolved to send a copy of this resolution to the Government of India and the C&AG of India.

It is further resolved to send a copy to the Secretary General, National Audit Federation for information.

  

    Sd/-                                                                                                 sd/-

President                                                                                General Secretary



Resolution No.3

Implement Cadre restructuring in IA&AD

            The 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29-01-2014 to 31-01-2014, observed that the last cadre restructuring done in IA&AD was only during 1987 and directed this unit to pass a resolution. As per the directions of National Audit Federation, our Apex Level Organization, this General Body held on ____________ (date) of _____________(Name of association) Association, ______________________(Office name with name of state) unanimously resolved to urge upon the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to implement the much expected Cadre restructuring in IA&AD in line with the cadre restructuring implemented in the other departments viz. Central Secretariat Service, Central Board for Direct Taxes, Central Board for Excise and Customs etc.

            It is also resolved to send a copy of the above resolution to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

It is also resolved to send a copy to the Secretary General, National Audit Federation for information.

 

    Sd/-                                                                                     sd/-

President                                                                    General Secretary




 Circular: No.1 / 2014-16/                                                 Dt.06.02.2014

 

To

All our affiliated units secretaries/central office bearers/zonal/branch secretaries/ Departmental Council members/Patrons/chief Patron.


9th Biennial Conference - 29th January to 31st January 2014, Puri, Odisha


Friends,

The 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation was held at Puri, Odisha from 29th January 2014 to 31st January 2014. 91 delegates from 35 affiliated units including patrons attended the meeting (Annexture-1). The meeting was co-hosted by the Odisha Civil Audit Associations Cat-II & III, East coast Railway Audit Association – Bhubaneswar, P&T Audit Associations Cat II & III – Cuttak and was held at the Youth Hostel, near the office of the DAG office, Puri, Odisha.

On 29th January 2014, Honourable Minister of Law Tourism, Culture, Planning & Coordination, Odisha Shri Maheswar Mohanty inaugurated the conference by lighting the lamp and Shri B.K.MohantyIA & AS, Pr. Director of Audit, Eco Railway, Bhubaneswar was the guest of honor. Shri. L.S. Sujith Kumar, during presidential address expressed his discontentment over the negative attitude of the Government of India towards the genuine demands of the employees of IA&AD after the recent scams viz. 2G, 3G, CWG, Coalgate etc. Addressing the delegates, the Honourable Minister highlighted that a huge amount of taxpayer’s money is being spent in infrastructure building and running different welfare schemes. Therefore every taxpayer has the right to know if the funds are being spent wisely. Shri. Bijay Kumar Mohanty, Principal Director of Audit highlighted the importance of CAG in safeguarding taxpayer’s money. Secretary General Shri. G.C. Parida expressed the difficulties being encountered by the employees during discharge of duty. Both the guests extended their best wishes for the deliberations in the conference and all success.

After completing the formalities and registration of delegates, the deliberations started at 4.00 pm. Secretary General presented his report and the accounts of the organisation by the Treasurer. Secretary General welcomed all the delegates and requested them to contribute creatively in the deliberations. Treasurer reminded the delegates about the weak financial position of NAF and requested to take up the issue seriously as fund is an important element in the running of any organization. After few discussions the house unanimously passed Secretary General’s report and Accounts.

Delegates from 31 units discussed various issues to be addressed at higher level discussions in the CAG office and with Government of India. Discussions continued till 10.00 pm and resumed at 10.30 am on 30-01-2014. The National Executive meeting on 30-01-2014 discussed the above issues and a 32 point charter of demands to be discussed with C&AG of India along with 12 issues relating to the common front to be discussed with the Government of India.  Puri declaration containing the above charter of demands (Annexure 1) was approved by the general house. The house as a whole congratulated the Secretary General for his efforts to host website for NAF and using of new technologies for faster correspondence and bringing information to its members at the earliest. Shri.B.N. Amarnarayana Swamy, Cat-II, Karnataka was appointed as the Returning Officer. Shri. R.V. Tutwawadi, CAA Nagpur and Shri. Rameswar Kashyap, CAA Odisha were also appointed as Assistant Returning Officers.

Notification for election to the top eight executive posts was made on 30-01-2014 at 6.00 pm and the nominations were filed by the delegates till 11.00 am on the 31st January. After the expiry of time allotted for withdrawal of nominations all the eight top executives were declared elected unanimously. The conference also appointed three out of four Branch secretaries, six zonal secretaries, four special invitees and three departmental council members (Annexure 2). The Secretary General Shri G.C. Parida in his concluding speech inspired the delegates by reminding about the vision of the formation leaders and Patrons of National Audit Federation twenty years back. He also added that their dedication to build NAF as the number one federation in audit is unquestionable and also invaluable asset to the organization. He also appealed to the new executive and all other delegates to carry the torch to a greater height keeping its unique identity of being apolitical. On a combined National Executive of old and new body, the new Secretary General briefed the challenges before the new committee and an action plan to be implemented in the next two years. He also requested the cooperation of both the committees in executing certain unfinished task of previous committee along with the new assignments. Members wholeheartedly supported the Secretary General for his future plans to take up the organization to new heights.

Farewell function for the retiring Ex-Secretary General was held at the office of the DAG, Puri, Odisha on the 31st January 2014 at 5.30 pm. The meeting was inaugurated by Shri S.S.Dadhe, IA & AS, Pr. Accountant General (E & RSA) Odisha, Bhubaneswar in the presence of Smt Gargi Kaul, IA & AS, Pr. Accountant General (A & E) Odisha, Bhubaneswar. In his inaugural speech, Shri.Dadhe stressed about the need of employees association for the betterment of the employee - employer relationship. He also highlighted that he observed the functioning of NAF for the last 10-15 years and as a federation NAF has established a unique identity in presenting the issues of its members to the officers and gets it done. This unique identity has made NAF distinguish from other traditional organizations, he added. Both the officers wished Shri G.C. Parida a long, happy and peaceful retired life. Delegates from various units felicitated Shri. G.C.Parida and Smt. Parida. It was a wonderful farewell ceremony and a befitting one. The friends and colleagues were praising and showering best wishes to a personality who was already blessed by god with various talents. Let us also wish him a happy and peaceful retired life. The meeting concluded with a colourful cultural programme.

Wish you all a very happy new year and hope together we can achieve our goals.

 

                                                                           With regards,

 

 

                                                                        

 


Annexure 1

National Audit Federation

9th Biennial Conference, Youth Hostel, Puri from 29 to 31 January 2014

PURI DECLARATIONS

Charter of Demands

  1. Give unlimited chances for SAS with 40% passing marks.
  2. Grant one incentive increment after passing DCT & SAS.
  3. Revise allowance for sports persons.
  4. Bring all the audit parties at Headquarters for 3 days in a month.
  5. Timely payment of TA claims may be ensured and Tour Advance may be granted.
  6. Sufficient time and staff (at least one Auditor in every field party) may be given.
  7. Rotational posting in every audit branch may be ensured, option may be called for inter sector transfer.
  8. Unilateral transfers may be allowed.
  9. Grant Grade Pay 5400 to Hindi Officers.
  10. Re-organisation in every state civil office may be done properly and uniformly.
  11. Arbitration award of August 2004 may be implemented and parity with CSS may be restored.
  12. Consider graduate DEOs for promotion as Auditor.
  13. Introduce MCQ pattern for Departmental Exam also.
  14. Increase supervisor quota to 20 per cent of the sanctioned strength of AAOs.
  15. Reversion of Supervisors shall not be done even if the office becomes deficit subsequently.
  16. Change in nomenclature of Supervisor as AAO with Gazetted status.
  17. Transparent policy of Posting in DG/PD (Central) office with Deputation Allowance.
  18. Grant Tribal area Allowance.
  19. Provide quality uniforms to MTS.
  20. Ensure promotion of employees from lower cadre while filling up of vacancies in Auditor cadre through direct recruitment.
  21. Grant GP of Rs. 4200 to Auditors.
  22. Withdraw negative marking from SAS/RA examinations
  23. Result/Marks obtained in SAS/RA/CPD online exams may be declared immediately after completing the examinations like other internationally accepted online examinations.
  24. Allow audit people also to opt for posting in office of their choice after passing of SAS exam.
  25. Allow MTS employees also to appear for SAS examinations.
  26. Provide open pass to visit Ministerial offices in New Delhi and State Capitals to those officials who are doing liaison works regularly with those offices.
  27. Provide adequate infrastructure, proper sitting arrangements etc. in all audit offices.
  28. Pre-2010 Group D, Record Keepers now designated as MTS may be exempted from duties of Chowkidar, Sweeper, Gardener etc.
  29. Withdraw Certification/Undertaking which has been initiated to be given to Head of Auditee Units under newly introduced Code of ethics.
  30. Stop assigning survey works to audit employees during performance audits.
  31. Immediate absorption of those AAOs to audit offices who are on deputation for eventual absorption from A&E offices.
P&T
32. All India Transfer liability of AAOs & AOs should be dispensed with.
Common Central Government Employees Issues
  1. Entry grade pay to all may be granted.
  2. Grade pay of Rs. 5400 to AAOs and Private Secretaries after 4 years of service may be granted.
  3. Grade pay of Rs. 4600 to Sr. Auditors may be granted.
  4. Grant one increment to all employees who retire from January to June.
  5. Interim Relief @ 15 % to all Central Govt. Employees may be granted from January 2014 and 50% DA should be merged in pay.
  6. Anomalies in MACP may be removed and Supreme Court judgment for stepping up pay of senior employees may be implemented.
  7. MACPS may be given four times after completing 8, 16, 24 and 32 years of service.
  8. Annual medical check-up facilities through CGHS to all officials on the line of similar facilities to Gr. A officers.
  9. Enhance limits for HBA, MCA and other advances.
  10. Allow Child Care Leave to single male father as well and either of any spouse.
  11. Enhance CGEIS contribution and coverage.
  12. Link Hotel/Taxi/Food reimbursement with DA and increase reimbursement limit for GP up to Rs. 4800 (i.e. Rs. 1000 from existing Rs. 500)
Letter to CAG on following issues                            
  1. Sports persons welfare  (a) Inclusion of more disciplines for Sports quota recruitment (b) Recruitment of DEO/Clerk/MTS may also be considered
  2. Victimization of association office bearers in respect of Hyderabad Unit
Local Level Issues
  1. Association representation in transfer/posting committee
Resolutions approved and sent to the CAG/Government of India
  1. Immediate payment of 15% IR to all Central Government employees in view of the setting-up of 7th Central Pay Commission,
  2. Cadre restructuring in IA&AD which is long overdue,
  3. Concern over the rejection of demands by the Government of India even if the CAG of India positively proposes and send them to GOI

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