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Circular No. 12/2014-16/                                                    Dated :12-03-2015

To

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

Friends,

Sub: Working Committee Meeting on 20 & 21 March 2015 at Chandigarh.

            The Working Committee meeting of the federation is scheduled to be held on the 20th and 21st of March 2015. Category II and III units from the offices of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab and Haryana are jointly conducting the Working Committee meeting. It is requested that all affiliated units should send atleast two representatives (President & Secretary) to attend the meeting.

Working Committee meeting :

Dates                  : 20th & 21st March 2015

Venue                : Kissan Bhavan, Sector 35, Chandigarh.
                             (Less than 10 kms fromChandigarh Railway Station)

Delegate fee       : Rs 750/- per member

Accommodation : At the above venue from 19th March to 22nd March

Climate              : Pleasant – temperature around 30 0c

          Accommodation will be available from 19th morning to 22nd evening. Special Casual leave may be applied in advance by producing a copy of this circular.

With regards,





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Circular No. 11/2014-16/                 Dated :10-02-2015

To

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

Working Committee meeting at Chandigarh on 20th and 21st March 2015,
‘Dhilli Chalo’ – Day long Dharna at Jantar Mantar on 23rd March 2015

Friends,

As informed through Circular No.10 dated 15-01-2015, the next working committee meeting of the National Audit federation is scheduled to be held on the 20th and 21st of March 2015 at Chandigarh. After the working committee meeting all delegates and leaders shall move to New Delhi – “Dhilli Chalo”. On the 23rd March, 2015 we will be staging a Dharna in front of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi from 11 AM to 4 PM to record our protest against the apathy of the Government of India towards the Central Government employees in general and to the employees of the Organised Accounting Departments in particular.

Our demands:

  • Granting of Interim Relief (15% of BP+GP).
  • Merging of 50 per cent DA with Band Pay.
  • Implementation of the Hon’ble Supreme court/other court Judgements to all similarly placed employees.

o  Granting of Grade Pay Rs 5400 to all AAOs/SSO(A)s. Implementation of Hon’bleSupreme Court/Madras High Court Judgments.

o   Immediate payment of Pay Parity arrears from 1-1-1996 to 19-02-2003 in cash. Implementation of Ernakulam & Patna High Court Judgements.

o   Implementation of Apex Court judgement on ACP/MACP removing Junior/Senior anomalies.

o   Restoration of SO-AAO promotions granted between 1-01-2006 to 28-08-2008.

o   Granting ACP/MACP scheme by ignoring the promotions given to 80% posts of Sr.Accountants/Auditors from 1-4-1987.

  • Implementation of the recommendations of the National Anomaly Committee on entry cadre pay.
  • Implementation of the Arbitration Award in favor of Sr. Auditors granting pay scale of 1640--2900 from 1-1-1986 notionally and actual payment from November 2001 with Central Secretariat.
  • Restoration of Central Secretariat Pay Parity granted by 6th CPC to Organised Accounting sector.
  • Approval of the recommendations of C&AG of India on career advancement of subordinate staff.

o   Sanction Non-IA&AS Group ‘A’ cadre.

o   Create Audit Manager cadre.

In order to mobilize our members and to make ‘Dhilli Chalo’ a grand success, the Secretary General & Treasurer, of National Audit Federation, National Accounts & Entitlement Federation and All India Railway Accounts Staff Association along with their local associations office bearers will be staging a Dharna on the 23rd February 2015 between 10 AM and 1 PM in front of the Principal Accountant’s General Office, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Dharna will be inaugurated by Shri. G.C. Parida, Ex-Secretary General & Patron (South Zone), National Audit Federation. I request all units to observe ‘Demand Day’ on 23-02-2015 by wearing black badges and issuing of leaflets carrying our demands. Also convene a general body meeting during lunch hours on 23rd February, 2015 and pass the attached resolution. Also endorse attached letter (Confederation’s letter addressed to Union Law Minister) and forward the said documents to the Prime Minister of India, Union Law Minister, Union Finance Minister, C&AG of India and to the Secretary General for information.

Kindly reserve your to and fro tickets in advance to avoid last minute mess-up. Names of the participants/delegates may please be communicated to the Secretary General, NAF and to the local leaders at Chandigarh.

                                                                                                  Fraternally Yours,




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No. NAF/2014-16/44                                                                      Dated :25-02-2015


To

   The Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General,

   Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

   9 Deendayal Upadyay Marg, New Delhi – 110124.

Madam,


Sub: Scheduling of SAS/RA/CPD supplementary examinations 2015 – reg.


The schedule for SAS/RA/CPD supplementary examinations 2015 proposed to be conducted in between Februarary – March 2015 has not been published so far. Apprehensions of the aspirants of the said examinations are that the examinations dates may coincide with that of the CBSE – ICSE examinations conducted by the two major Boards of Examinations for Secondary/Higher Secondary studies in the country. The schedule of CBSE and ICSE examinations 2015 is as shown below:


Board of Examinations

10th Standard

12th Standard

CBSE

2nd March 2015 to 26th March 2015

2nd March 2015 to 20th April 2015

ICSE

27th February to 30th March

9th February to 1st April

Children studying in 10th and 12th standards are hard-working in these days and their parents are fully engaged in supporting them. Support of parents during this crucial period of their life is very essential and desirable. Hence, it is requested to consider the scheduling of the dates for SAS/RA/CPD Examinations after 31st March 2015. This act of kindness from your end will be a great help to all those candidates for departmental examinations as well as their children.

               Thanking you in anticipation of favourable orders.


                                                                                       Yours faithfully,






No. NAF/2014-16/43                                                              Dated :23-02-2015

To

Shri. Arun Jaitley,

Honorable Minister of Finance,

Government of India.

 

Sub:     Request for a meeting.

 

Respected Sir,

            National Audit Federation is the apex body of all field level recognized associations of category II & III employees in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department. As you are aware the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is substantially contributing to the better management of money and finances by way of regular, independent, unbiased and scrupulous review and reporting of various schemes and departments of the government through Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD). But during the last few years there were unwarranted criticism, against this Constitutional authority stating that the CAG had exceeded its mandate. This is only because the CAG has unearthed certain irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation, Coal mining Sector, Commonwealth Games etc. The Government representatives also criticised that the Constitutional authority is exceeding its limit. It is pertinent to say that the Coalgate scam, based on the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report that had estimated a loss of `1,86,000 crore from allocation of coal mines free to certain public and private sector parties had now saw aggressive bidding. Reports say that from first face auction of the 19 coal blocks has already fetched `1.47 lakh crore. It is expected that after completion of auction for remaining 185 coal blocks, the figure will be many times more than that reported by CAG.

To curtail the powers of CAG and its field audit units the fund allocation to its field offices was also reduced by the earlier government and also denied proposals for career prospects for its employees on flimsy grounds. The proposals for cadre restructuring, creation of posts under non IA&AS Group ‘A’ cadre, Audit Managers etc. are a few among those lying in the Ministry of Finance for approval since 2012. Certain judgments of the Apex Court in favour of the employees were implemented to the applicants only. Plea for the implementation of those judgments to similarly placed employees were turned down on the ground that they should also approach afresh to the Court of Law. This has forced the employees to go to different courts and to spend huge money as well a valuable time.

In the circumstances, we would like to meet you in person to put forward some of the serious concerns of the Audit employees. I request the Honorable Minister to kindly grant us an audience on a convenient date. I also request you to allow the following persons to meet you.

1.      Shri. A.K. Das, President, National Audit Federation.

2.      Shri. L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General, National Audit Federation.

3.  Shri. Arun Vidwans, Chief Patron, National Audit Federation & President, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations.

4.      Shri. A.B. Sen, Secretary General, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations.

 

Thanking you in anticipation.

                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,








No. NAF/2014-16/42                                                                 Dated :20-02-2015

To

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9 – Deendayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi - 110124.


Sub:       Staging of Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 23-3-2015 – Intimation thereof.

Sir,

            Several genuine demands of the employees of the Central Government in general and the employees of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department in particular are pending with the Government of India. In order to bring attention of the authorities of the GOI, Confederation of Audit and Accounts Employees and Officers Organisation, has decided to stage a one day Dharna at the Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on the 23rd March 2015. Working committee of the National Audit Federation held on the 14th & 15th November 2014 at Gwalior has also decided to join the Dharna called by the Confederation on 23-3-2015. In order to mobilize our members at the field level offices all over India, we are observing ‘Demand Day’ on the 23rd February 2015 by wearing black badges and passing of resolutions highlighting our charter of demands (copy enclosed). It is also decided to hold a half day peaceful Dharna in front of the Main gate (South gate) of the Offices of the Principal Accountants General, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram on 23rd February 2015 where the Secretary General & Treasurer of National Audit Federation & National Accounts & Entitlement Federation are stationed.

     

                                                                                                        Yours faithfully,


 

Encl: As above

Thiruvananthapuram,                                                                    

 

We demand:

  • Granting of Interim Relief (15% of BP+GP).
  • Merging of 50 per cent DA with Band Pay.
  • Implementation of the Hon’ble Supreme court/other court Judgements to all similarly placed employees.o   Granting of Grade Pay `5400 to all AAOs/SSO(A)s. Implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court/Madras High Court Judgments.

o   Immediate payment of Pay Parity arrears from 1-1-1996 to 19-02-2003 in cash. Implementation of Ernakulam & Patna High Court Judgements.

o   Implementation of Apex Court judgement on ACP/MACP removing Junior/Senior anomalies.

o   Restoration of SO-AAO promotions granted between 1-01-2006 to 28-08-2008.

  • Granting ACP/MACP scheme by ignoring the promotions given to 80% posts of Sr.Accountants/Auditors from 1-4-1987.
  • Implementation of the recommendations of the National Anomaly Committee on entry cadre pay.
  • Implementation of the Arbitration Award in favor of Sr. Auditors granting pay scale of 1640--2900 from 1-1-1986 notionally and actual payment from November 2001 with Central Secretariat.
  • Restoration of Central Secretariat Pay Parity granted by 6th CPC to Organised Accounting sector.
  • Approval of the recommendations of C&AG of India on career advancement of subordinate staff.

o   Sanction Non-IA&AS Group ‘A’ Cadre.

o   Create Audit Manager Cadre.

 

 

 

 


No. NAF/2014-16/41                                                                 Dated :28-01-2015

To

Shri. Shashi Kant Sharma

Comptroller and Auditor General of India

 

Respected Sir,

            Kerala, a small state in the southern most part of India is rich in its scenic beauty and tradition. We call this wonderful State as “Gods Own Country”. I am glad to welcome the Comptroller and Auditor General once again to Kerala. I wish you a pleasant stay in my home state. Being the Secretary General of National Audit Federation, it’s my duty to bring all those burning issues of the employees of Audit department before you as and when permit. Hence, I take this opportunity to put forward a few of those issues.

1.         Implementation of the Judgments of Honorable Courts to similarly placed employees.

You are aware that some cases of general nature have been decided by the Benches of CAT, High Courts and the Hon’ble Supreme court, in favour of groups of individuals but were implemented only for the applicants. Some of such cases are indicated below:-

i.    Payment of higher pay scales to Accountants/ Auditors, Senior Accountants/ Senior Auditors, Section Officers and AAOs belonging to IA& AD and Organised Accounts Departments of Union Government on actual basis from 01.01.1996 instead of from 19th February 2003 as the order of government arose out of a cabinet decision. The Order was issued to remove anomaly arose out of implementation of recommendations of the Fifth CPC.

ii.   Payment of Grade pay of Rs.5400/- to AAOs as their one rank subordinates are getting Grade pay of Rs.5400/- due to grant of 3rd MACP benefit.

iii.  Upgradation of posts in organized Accounts Department recommended by the 4th Central Pay Commission and accepted by the Government w.e.f. 1st April 1984 cannot be treated as promotion for the purpose of MACP (OA No. 3606/2013 of Principal Bench, CAT, New Delhi).

iv.  Restoration of pay fixation benefit on promotion (later treated as ‘Null and Void’) from the post of Section Officer to AAO during the period 01-01-2006 to 29-08-2008. OA filed by Shri. S. Vijya Kumar Naidu and 12 others from Defence Accounts at the Hon’ble CAT Bangalore, allowed by the Hon’ble Tribunal and the judgment was implemented by the department to the applicants only. Subsequently after getting approval from DOP&T, Ministry of Law & Justice and Ministry of Finance, the benefit was extended to all similarly placed persons.

2.         Cadre Restructuring

The issue of Cadre Restructuring was demanded by the employees of IA&AD since long. National Audit Federation, apex body of this association, has demanding for Cadre Restructuring since 2006. You are also aware that the Indian Audit and Accounts department was bifurcated during March 1984 and a major restructuring of the cadres was conducted in the year 1986. Since then the department has amplified its duties and responsibilities in the field of audit being a constitutional body to deliver its primary duty as the watch dog of the country’s exchequer. No major revision in the cadre strength of the employees of the department was carried out till date after ascertaining the total work load. We request the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to issue directions to expedite the process of cadre review in our department as this will place the employees of IA&AD in a much better position in the ensuing Seventh Central Pay Commission.

3.         Allotment of sufficient fund for Traveling Allowance

It is reported that plenty of T.A. Bills are lying unpaid amounting to crores of rupees in different field units due to want of fund. It is needless to say that the audit job is a touring job and if the TA bills are not paid in time, this will affect the family budget of the individual employees of this organization. It is also noticed that in some of the offices, sufficient funds are not even provided for the payment of advance. Non payments of TA either in the form of advances or final claims in fact, affect the financial stability of the employees as well as the mental health. This will adversely affect the quality of work also. Hence, I request you that sufficient fund on TA head may please be provided to the field audit offices to clear the arrears and to make payments towards TA advances without delay.

I request the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to kindly issue necessary orders to concerned officials to mitigate the genuine demands of the Audit employees.


                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,







Draft

 Resolution


            This General Body of the ____________________ Association, office of the _________________ held on the 23rd February 2015, unanimously express our deep concern on the apathy shown by the Government of India towards the employees of the Organised Accounting offices. We observe today as ‘Demand Day’ and urge upon the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to intervene urgently in the matter and to direct the concerned ministries to take immediate action to mitigate the genuine demands (attached herewith) of the employees of the Organized Accounting sector.

We extend our absolute support for the proposed ‘Dhilli Chalo’ - Daharna on 23rd March, 2015 at Jantar Mantar by the Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officer’s Organisations.

This General Body endorses the views presented by the Secretary General, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers Organisations (copy enclosed).

             It is also resolved to forward a copy of this document to the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Hon’ble Law Minister and the Hon’ble Comptroller and Auditor General of India for information and necessary action.

 

 

 President                                23-February-2015                               General Secretary




CONFEDERATION OF AUDIT & ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS

15/1093, VASUNDHARA, P.O. VASUNDHARA-201012

Ph. 0120-2883749 (M) 9899983035

Ref: Confd./ LM/2014/1                                            Date: 12th January 2015

To

          Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad,

          Hon’ Law Minister of India,

          New Delhi: 110001.

Respected Sir,

I, on behalf of Audit and Accounts employees and Officers working in Organised Accounts Departments of Union Government and Indian Audi & Accounts Department, desire to attract your kind attention to an avoidable deviation being pursued by the Union Government whereby the purpose of establishment of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) is getting defeated. The CAT was founded in 1985 with a view to impart quick disposal of cases relating to service matters of Government employees. Considering the huge number of cases on service matters pending in various courts including the High Courts, it was decided to relieve the High Courts of the burden of cases relating to service matters through establishment of CAT. The system functioned very effectively for many years bringing down the pressure on High Courts of the country.

However, the purpose is getting defeated because the Union Government has adopted the following course whereby now the CAT has become another tier of judiciary below the level of High Courts and all most all the cases decided in CAT are challenged by the Government in High Courts and then in Supreme Court.

When any individual or group of individuals file a case of general nature in CAT and get favorable decision, the Union Government file writ petition in High Court. If the Writ Petition filed by the Union Government is dismissed by the High Court, it files SLP in Supreme Court. After the SLP is dismissed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the Union Government often files Review petition. On losing the Review Petition in Supreme Court, the Union Government implements the judgment only for the applicants, though the case is of general nature.

Therefore, in such cases as stated above, all the similarly placed employees are forced to file separate cases seeking the benefit given to applicants in a case already passed through the rigors of CAT, High Courts and Supreme Court. This leads to multiplication of court cases to avoid those Hon’ble Supreme Court has passed many judgments. Even the Fifth Central Pay Commission has also recommended in its report (Annexure).

At present, some decisions on cases of general nature but filed by some individuals or group of individuals belonging to Audit and Accounts Employees which passed the rigors of CAT to Supreme Court but implemented only for the applicants leading to multiplication of court cases have occurred. Some instances are mentioned below:-

1.  Hon’ble Supreme Court of India Judgments and orders dated 25. 02. 20133 in case of SLP (c) (CC) No. 1997 and SLP (c) Nos. 1587-1588 dated 07.07. 2014. The judgments have been implemented only for the applicants.

2.  OA No. 966 and 967 of 2009 of Central Administrative Tribunal, Chennai Bench. The decision in this case has been upheld by the Madras High Court in WP No.19611 and 18612 of 2011 and subsequently by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and implemented for the applicants.

3.  OA No. 540 of 2011 to 543 of 2011 of CAT, Mumbai Bench. The decision has been implemented for the applicants.

4.  OA No. 3606/2013 of Principal Bench, CAT, New Delhi. The OA was filed demanding that Upgradation of posts in organised Accounts Department recommended by the 4th Central Pay Commission and accepted by the Government w.e.f. 1st April 1984 cannot be treated as promotion for the purpose of MACP.

5.  SLP No. CC12205/2005 of Supreme Court decided on 04. 01. 2006 (the case arose from the judgment and order dated 18. 09. 2003 in WP No. 5910/2002 of the High Court of MP Jabalpur.

There are many more instances of decisions given by CAT, High Courts and Supreme Court which are of general nature but implemented only for the applicants resulting in filing of more cases in CAT, Hjgh Courts and Supreme Court.

I, on behalf of the Audit and Accounts Employees and Officers Organisations, request you kindly to review the situations that frustrates  the well thought of scheme of introduction of CAT to dispose of cases relating to service matters of Central Government Employees and avoid unnecessary burden on High Courts in the country and the Supreme Court and cause appropriate order whereby cases of general nature decided by Supreme Court are implemented by extension of benefit of the judgment to all similarly situated employees.

An early decision will save wastage of time, energy and money of the Government and its employees and reduce unnecessary multiplication of court cases.

Thanking you,

                                                                                       Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                  

(A.B. Sen)

                                                                                                            Secretary General



Circular No. 10/2014-16/                 Dated :15-01-2015

To

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

Working Committee Meeting on 20 & 21 March 2015 at Chandigarh Dilli Chalo” – Day long Dharna at Jantar Mantar on 23 March 2015

Friends,


            As communicated earlier the next Working Committee meeting of the federation is scheduled to be held on the 20th and 21st of March 2015. The affiliated units of Category II and III from the offices of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab and Haryana have informed their willingness to jointly conduct the Working Committee meeting. It was decided by the National Executive meeting held at Gwaliorthat the federation will also join the call for Dharna “Dilli Chalo” at Jantar Mantar on 23rd March 2015 organised by the Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations. The affiliated units from New Delhi have also extended their support for the successful conduct of the programme. It is therefore requested that all affiliated units should send atleast two representatives (President & Secretary) to attend the working committee meeting at Chandigarh and the Dharna at New Delhi. Since the meeting with 7th Central Pay Commission is due and several unsettled issues relating to the employees of this department are pending with the Finance Ministry and the CAG's office, the presence of all affiliated units will help us to deliberate in detail and take appropriate decisions to sort out the issues. Hence, it is reiterated that all unit leaders attend both the above programmes without fail.

Working Committee meeting :

Dates           :  20th & 21st March 2015

Venue                      :  Kissan Bhavan, Sector 35, Chandigarh. 

   (Less than 10 kms from Chandigarh Railway Station)

Delegate fee           :  Rs  750/- per member

Accommodation      :  At the above venue from 19th March to 22nd March

Climate                    :  Pleasant – temperature around 30 0c

Accommodation will be available from 19th morning to 22nd evening. Tickets may please be booked in advance so as reach Chandigarh before 20th morning and from there to New Delhi on 22nd. Tickets for the return journey after 6.00 pm on 23rd March 2015 to their respective places may also be booked in advance. Accommodation will be provided by the Delhi units at the Chauhan Dharamsala from 22nd after noon to 24th evening.

Several issues viz. Merger of DA, Grant of IR, Implementation of Judgements to all similarly placed employees etc. are still pending with the Ministry. The recommendation of the National Anomaly Committee on entry grade pay has not being accepted by the Union Government that adversely affected the promote candidates. These genuine issues pertaining to us can only be settled by exerting pressure on the Government. This is the right time and right decision by the Confederation to stage Dharna at Jantar Mantar. Participation of all affiliated units should be ensured for successful staging of the Dharna. It is our duty to fight for the genuine demands of the employees. Let us fight for the existence of the organised accounting sector. Let us decide to “Chalo Dhilli”.

Fighting Fund

Confederation of Audit and Accounts Employees’ Organisations has issued fifty rupees coupons to units. Collection from members may please be remitted to the bank a/c of Shri.S.S. Prabhakar, Finance Secretary, CAAEO at New Delhi – A/c No.10310580529.

Grade Pay Rs 13950 to AAOs promoted on or after 1-1-2006 - a welcome decision

As per the CAGs letter date 06.01.2015, it is permitted to revise the earlier exercised option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure to the persons who have been promoted as AAO after 01.01.2006 from the date of their promotion to the cadre, if the option is more beneficial to them. In such cases they have to forgo the pay revision benefits already availed and excess if any paid, shall be adjusted against the arrear payment consequent on revised option. This order is only beneficial to those officials promoted as AAOs on or after 01.01.2006 and their Grade Pay was fixed at a stage less than 13950 on promotion.

Still there are anomalies in every cadre including AAO cadre. The issue of entry cadre minimum pay is also not addressed. Even then, by virtue of the present order a section of the AAOs has been benefited. This is an achievement by our Federation which was attained by persistent pursuance through letters, representations and meetings held with the CAG authorities. This can be seen from the various letters and minutes displayed on our web site. This is a welcome decision from CAG. Let us celebrate. I request all affiliated units to hold General Body/lunch hour meeting of the active members in their association rooms and inform the members about this achievement. National Audit Federation will always be there to fight for the genuine demands of the employees of IA&AD till they are achieved.

Together let us fight to rebuild the charm and lost lustre of IA&AD.

Hope to see you all at Chandigarh.


With regards,








Dear friends,


With the New Year comes new beginnings, fresh starts and promises of a brighter future. New Year resolutions are the promises we make to ourselves, such as improving career paths, losing weight, finding love, shedding of bad habits, setting targets to achieve and much more.

As far as Central Government employees are concerned, 2014 was yet another eventful year with full of reports and rumors. Reports on setting up of 7th Central Pay Commission, change in central ministry, installation of biometric systems, online monitoring of attendances of employees, declaration of assets of public servants under Lokpal, linking of Aadhar numbers with service books etc. There were rumors regarding merger of DA, grant of interim relief, reducing of retirement age to 58 etc. but nothing has happened. Instead, Government has banned recruitment against vacancies and creation of new posts in the name of austerity measures.   No signals on granting of Interim Relief and merger of DA.

Departmental issues such as issues relating to sector wise restructuring of Audit offices, pay parity with Central Secretariat employees, grant of Grade Pay of Rs 5400 to AAOs, Rs 4600 to Sr. Auditors, Rs 4200 to Auditors, issues relating to SAS exam etc., have not been settled. Proposals for creation of post of Audit Manager, Non-IA&AS group ‘A’ promotional posts to Audit Officers etc. are still pending with the Ministry. Implementation of court judgments to all similarly placed employees is the major issue at this juncture. Apart from obtaining assurances on certain demands during regular meetings with the CAG administration, nothing productively happened during the year 2014.

Carrying all these demands to this New Year, let’s welcome the year 2015 with a hope that this New Year will bring happiness to all. Let us continue our fight for fulfillment of our genuine demands. Let it be our New Year resolution!

Wishing you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015.

 Regards,








Circular No. 09/2014-16/                                                    Dated :24-12-2014


To

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

Friends,



Minutes of the National Executive Meeting held on 14 & 15 December 2014 at Sanmat Guest House, Gwalior

Meeting started at 2.00 pm on 14th December 2014. After paying homage to Shri. Mannu Singh, Founder President by observing two minutes silence, Shri. Arun Vidhwans, Chief Patron inaugurated the meeting. Shri. Amal Kumar Das, President, Shri. L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General, Shri. Amrendra Kumar, Additional Secretary General, Shri.Rakesh Sharma, Assistant Secretary General, Shri. D.K. Dahiya, Branch Secretary (P&T), Smt. Prasanna Kumari, Branch Secretary (Civil), Shri. Sudhir Kumar, Zonal Secretary (North) & Shri. N.K. Paul, Special Invitee were present.

Minutes of the meeting held on 13-11-2014 with Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General were discussed and reviewed. It was decided to pursue the issues viz.  reorganisation of Audit offices, issues relating to AAO/Auditor/Sr.Auditor/Supervisor cadres, SAS/RA/ CPD/other departmental  examinations and transfer issues, since reply from official side on these points were not satisfactory.


In the issues like posting of Auditors to field duty, inclusion of at least one discipline of the choice of local recreation club in sports quota recruitment, settling of TA claims, quality of uniform allowances, bringing audit parties at headquarters office atleast three days in a month and providing of adequate infrastructure, headquarters office informed that necessary instructions are being issued to field offices, hence the National Executive has decided to inform the field units to take up these issues locally and to report cases of noncompliance. Regarding Code of Ethics, it was informed that getting signature in Annexures I & II from head of audited entity is not required.

Regarding granting of higher pay scales to Auditors/Sr.Auditors, the National Executive expressed its contentment on the favourable proposal of the CAG to 7 CPC. Other positive assurances given were regarding framing of recruitment rules for EDP cadres, issues relating to sports persons, settling of TA claims, issuing of permanent passes to officials in Delhi who are regularly attending their official duty at various ministries and providing of sufficient fund for the purchase of adequate furniture to field offices. The Secretary General informed the committee that the federation has already written to the CAG's office seeking follow up action on issues like Supervisor promotion, grant of Grade Pay of 5400 to Hindi Officers, posting of Auditors to field parties and issues relating to SAS/RA/CPD examinations.

Regarding granting of Grade Pay 5400 to AAOs on the basis of Judgement of the Hon’ble High Court of Madras, at Chennai, the Secretary General informed the NEC that the federation has already initiated action to file a case at the Principal bench of CAT at New Delhi as per the directions of the Working Committee held at Guwahati. He also informed that he has requested the Finance Minister for an appointment to discuss this issue. The National Executive Committee appreciated the Secretary General's efforts on the issue. 

It was observed that the following Judgments of the Apex Court / CAT were implemented only to the applicants though they are applicable to similarly placed officials in all the organized Accounts and Audit offices:

1.      The SLP filed in Hob’ble Supreme Court on the grant of benefit from 1-1-1996 instead from 19-02-2003 has been dismissed. This case was filed by Railway Accounts employees in CATs, Ernakulam and Patna. The judgment has been implemented for applicants only.

2.      The SLP filed in Hon’ble Supreme Court against the Madras High Court decision on grant of grade pay of Rs.5400/- to AAOs has been implemented by A&E Office, Chennai in favor of applicants only.

3.      The case of a senior employee drawing less pay than junior due to grant of financial upgradation under ACP scheme was implemented only in Postal Accounts though the SLP was dismissed.

4.      The up gradation of 80% posts from 1-4-1987 cannot be termed as promotion and it should be ignored while granting benefits under ACP. The CAT judgment has been implemented in Defense Accounts only.

5.      Promotion from the post of SO to AAO between 1-1-2006 to 28-08-2008 should not be "Null & Void".  The promotion benefit of three per cent was granted only in Defense Accounts.

Other demands viz. Granting of Interim Relief and merger of 50% DA were also not allowed by the Government of India. National Executive meeting discussed in length the above issues and in consultation with the President and the Secretary General of the Confederation of Audit and Accounts Employees and Officer's Organisations, decided to stage a day long Dharna "Dhilli Chalo" at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 23rd March 2015.

It was also decided to hold a Working Committee on the 20th and 21st of March 2015 at Chandigarh. President and Secretary of all affiliated units are requested to attend the Working Committee Meeting as well as the dharna at New Delhi. The National Executive also directed the Secretary General to request all unit leaders to ensure maximum participation in the Dharna. All Executive Committee members of nearby units located at Delhi, Gwalior, Haryana and Punjab should participate in the Dharna.

The Confederation shall draft a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister, Finance Ministry, Law ministry and the Secretary DOPT and forward a copy to the affiliated units which shall then be endorsed to the above ministries demanding implementation of the court judgments to all similarly placed employees in the Organised Accounting sector. It was also decided to extend all supports to the Confederation and donate generously towards fighting fund for the above cases filed on behalf of the members at the Principal Bench of CAT and Apex Court at New Delhi.

The host unit (Gwalior) had made excellent arrangements for stay and meeting. The quality of food served was also appreciated by delegates. I take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Audit Welfare Association, Gwalior, Category II & III for their sincere and dedicated efforts for the successful conduct of the National Executive. I also convey strong displeasure of the host units for the low turnout of the delegates.

In the lunch hours, a General Body meeting was also convened in the Accountant General's Office which was addressed by Secretary General and informed the members the outcome of the National Executive Meeting. Chief Patron, NAF also addressed the gathering and motivated the members. Smt. Prasanna Kumari, Branch Secretary (Civil) delivered a special address.

A condolence resolution on the sad demise of Shri. Mannu Singh, founder President was passed and directed the Secretary General to forward a copy of the same to the Patna unit for onward transmission to the family of the deceased leader. The meeting concluded at 3.30 pm on 15th December.

As decided, I request all the unit leaders to discuss this circular seriously in their EC/GB and to enlighten their members about the genuine causes behind the agitation call "Dhilli Chalo"

I also request the members of the Organised Accounting sector to take active participation and make "Dhilli Chalo" Aandolan, a grand success.

Let us fight for a cause. Let us fight for the implementation of Judgements in its letter and spirit. Let us fight for our legitimate, rational and reasonable demands.

Wish you a Merry Xmas and a Very Happy New Year 2015.

With regards,







No.NAF/2014-16/38                                                                Dated: 11/12/2014

To

The Secretary to the Government of India,

Department of Expenditure,

Ministry of Finance.


Sub: Regarding admissibility of Scheduled Tribal Allowance to the Central Government employees of Ranchi district.


Ref:     NoF (Exp)’s I.D. No.16(2)/2011-E.II(B) dated   -10-2011 issued to the Office of the C&AG, 9, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi – 110124.


Sir,

Kind attention is invited to the subject cited.

As per Fifth Schedule Areas under Article 244(1) and Scheduled Areas (State of Jharkhand) Order, 2007, notification issued by Ministry of Law and Justice on 11/04/2007, most of the area of Jharkhand State including the whole of Area of Ranchi District was also notified as Scheduled Tribal Area. On the basis of the recommendations of the 6CPC, GOI has issued orders vide O.M.No.17(1)2008-EII(B) dated 29th August 2008 for the revision of Tribal Area Allowance. Consequently, the employees of various Central Government offices located at Ranchi viz. Income Tax office, Central Excise & Service Tax office, Central Bureau of Investigations, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Indian Institute of Natural Resins & Gums etc are drawing Tribal Allowance in the revised rate (copies of the relevant orders are enclosed for reference) but the same was denied to the employees working in the offices of the Accountants General, Ranchi.

On noticing the above, a proposal was forwarded by the office the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to the department of expenditure regarding admissibility of Scheduled/Tribal Allowance to the Central Government employees of Ranchi district. It was replied by your department vide letter under reference (copy enclosed) that “as per para 4 of this Ministry’s OM.No.17(1)/98-E.II(B) dated 17-07-1998, Tribal Area Allowance shall cease to be admissible in those state where it has been discontinued for the State Government employees wit effect from the date(s) of such discontinuance and shall be admissible at the revised rates in those States where this allowance continues to be extended for State Government employees”. Accordingly, the employees working in the offices of the Accountants General, Ranchi were denied the benefit of Tribal Allowance, but the employees working in other Central Government offices mentioned above are still enjoying the benefit.

Hence, may I submit that this is an injustice to a section of the Central Government employees (employees working in IA&AD) and I request you to take necessary action to extent this benefit to IA&AD employees also.\

Thanking you in anticipation of an early action in this regard.

                                                                                      Yours faithfully,








No. NAF/2014-16/37                                                       Dated :10-12-2014

To

Shri. Arun Jaitley,

Honorable Minister of Finance,

Government of India.

Sub:     Request for a meeting.


Respected Sir,

National Audit Federation, the apex body of all field level recognized associations of category II & III employees in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department. As you are aware that the August Institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the watchdog of Indian Exchequer, is substantially contributing to the better management of money and finances by way of regular, independent, unbiased and meticulous review and reporting various schemes and departments of the government through Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD). But during the last few years there were unwarranted criticism, against this Constitutional authority stating that the CAG had exceeded its mandate. This is only because the CAG has unearthed certain irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation, Coal mining Sector, Commonwealth Games etc. the Government representatives also criticised that the Constitutional authority is exceeding its limit.

To curtail the powers of CAG and its field audit units the fund allocation to its field offices was also reduced by the earlier government and also denied proposals for career prospects for its employees on flimsy grounds. The proposals for cadre restructuring, creation of posts under non IA&AS Group ‘A’ cadre, creation of post of Audit Managers in IA&AD etc. are a few among those lying in the Ministry of Finance for approval and notification since 2012. Certain judgments of the Apex Court in favour of the employees were implemented to the applicants only, though there are many similarly placed employees in the organized accounting sector. Plea for the implementation of those judgments to similarly placed employees were turned down on the ground that they should approach afresh to the Court of Law. This has forced the employees to go to different courts and to spend huge money as well a valuable time.

In the circumstances, we would like to meet you in person to put forward some of the serious concerns of the Audit employees. I request the Honorable Minister to kindly grant us an audience on a convenient date. I also request you to allow the following persons to meet you.

1. Shri. A.K. Das, President, National Audit Federation.

2. Shri. L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General, National Audit Federation.

3.Shri. Arun Vidwans, Chief Patron, National Audit Federation & President, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations.

4.      Shri. A.B. Sen, Secretary General, Confederation of Audit & Accounts Employees and Officers’ Organisations.

Thanking you in anticipation.

                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,







No. NAF/2014-16/36                                                          Dated :05-12-2014

To

Shri. M.L. Thamrakar,

Office of the C & A G of India,Consultant (JCM),

9, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,

New Delhi – 110124.


Sub:     Nomination of members on the Staff Side of the Departmental Council – reg.

Ref:     No.931-Staff(JCM)/35-2014 dated 05-11-2014.

Sir,

In response to your letter cited, I am directed to forward nomination of members on the Staff side of the Departmental Council in respect of our federation in Form ‘C’ in duplicate along with resolution passed in the National Executive meeting of the Federation held on 29th & 30th May 2014 at Chennai.

Please acknowledge the receipt.

                                                                                                 Yours faithfully,








Resolution No.3

 

The National Executive Meeting of National Audit Federation held at Chennai on the 29th and 30th of May 2014 unanimously resolved to nominate the following members to represent National Audit Federation on the Staff Side of the Departmental Council in IA&AD:

Sl. No.

Name

Date of retirement

Office and appointment held

Address

1.

Shri. H.S. Chauhan

31-05-2017

Sr. Auditor, Office of the PAG (Audit), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

52, Gayatri Vihar Coloney,

Near Chambal Guest House,

Tati pur, Gwalior,

Madya Pradesh – 474011

2.

Shri. P.R.Rajvedi

30-04-2030

Sr. Auditor, Office of the PAG(Audit), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

44, Dilkusha New Katra,

Behind Triveni Gas Service,

Allahabad - 211002

3.

Shri. Mayank Gilani

31-05-2027

Sr. Auditor, Office of the DGACR, New Delhi

B-40, First Floor,

Moti Nagar,

New Delhi - 110015

            Sd/-                                                                                         Sd/-

(Taizuddin Ahmed)                                                                (L.S. Sujith Kumar)

      President                                                                           Secretary General





No. NAF/2014-16/35                                                          Dated :05-12-2014

To

The Dy. Comptroller and Auditor General,

O/o the Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9 Deen Dayal Upadyay Marg,

New Delhi. 110124.


Sub:     Agenda meeting held on 13-11-2014 – follow up action - reg.

Madam,

Kind attention is invited on the subject cited. During deliberations assurances were given on certain points which are not seen included in the official minutes. I therefore, request you to look into the matter and take remedial steps. Some of the important omissions noticed are shown below:

Demand No. 4 – Supervisor Promotion

During discussions, we have placed our sincere gratitude for increasing promotion scope to Senior Auditor cadre temporarily by operating additional 6 percent posts of AAO cadre as Supervisor in deficit offices. We have also requested you to enhance supervisor promotion to 20 percent of the sanctioned strength of AAO, but it was not acceded. Finally, it was assured that regularizing of the additional 6 per cent posts will be considered. Hence it is requested to enhance the Supervisor promotion quota to 10 per cent of the sanctioned strength of AAOs by regularizing the temporary 6 per cent. It may please be noted that there won’t be any additional financial liability in regularization of these posts.

Demand No. 5 – Grant Grade Pay 5400/- to Hindi Officers.

While discussing this demand, DAI has directed the DG(Staff) to put up the demand with statistics showing Sanctioned Strength, Men in Position and to quantify extra Financial liability, but in official meeting it was stated that ‘the Federation was advised to submit a comprehensive note on the demand that would be examined’.

Detailed note on the above issue was submitted by this federation several times, but the headquarters office has turned deaf ears towards the genuine issue of one of the key cadres, ‘Rajbhasha Cadre’, though a minority cadre in this department. The issue was discussed at length, and the federation has requested DAI to allow Grade Pay of Rs 5400 to Hindi Officers without altering the nomenclature. In this connection, your kind attention is also invited to Para Number 4.3.(2)(e) of the memorandum submitted to the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the CAG wherein Sanctioned Strength and Person in Position in respect of Hindi Officers as on 1-01-2014 was mentioned. It was stated that only 30 Hindi Officers out of a sanctioned strength of 118 were in position as on that date. Only 19 out of a sanctioned strength of 60 in Senior Hindi Translator cadre and 131 out of 301 in the cadre of Junior Hindi Translators are in position. This clearly states that only a few officers are eligible for the benefit of higher Grade Pay of Rs 5400. A calculation of extra financial liability to the department is as carried out by us is shown below:

Maximum increase in Pay plus emoluments per month to the beneficiaries

Number of beneficiaries

Extra financial liability to the department
per month

Total extra financial liability to the department
per annum

Less than Rs 5000

30

Rs 5000 x 30
=
Rs 1,50,000

Rs 1,50,000 x 12
=
Rs 18,00,000

The extra financial liability to the department on allowing higher scale to Hindi Officers will be less than Rs 18 lakh per annum, which is meager compared to a huge figure of Rs 2325 Crore per annum expenditure incurred on payment of salaries in IA&AD.

Copies of relevant orders were also furnished by us vide letter No.NAF/49 dated 21-08-2012. A copy of the same is also enclosed for ready reference. Hence, it is requested to grant Grade Pay of Rs 5400 to Hindi Officers as recommended by the Government of India equalising the Grade Pay recommended by the Central Secretariat Official Language Services.

Federation’s Demand No. 6. – Posting of Auditors in field parties.

It was assured during the meeting that necessary directions will be issued to field offices to post at least one Auditor to all field parties as far as possible. Hence it is requested to issue necessary directions regarding to field offices.

Federation’s Demand No. 8 – Revival of SAS/RA/CPD Examinations:

When this federation requested the DAI to provide sample questions on SAS/RAE/CPD examinations, it was assured that the matter will be discussed with examination wing and necessary action will be taken.

Similarly on pointing out the inconsistency in number of questions asked from each section according to the syllabus, it was also assured to look into the matter.

While denying the demand on allowing Multi Tasking Staff in appearing for SAS examinations, DAI has assured to increase the promotion quota for Multi Tasking Staff in other departmental examinations conducted for promotion to the post of Clerk and Auditor. This was also not seen included in the official minutes.

Hence, it is requested the Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General to look into the matter and to take necessary steps to bring out redressal to this genuine grievances. Thanking you in anticipation.

                                                                           Yours faithfully,

Encl: As above







No. NAF/2014-16/34                                            Dated :05-12-2014

To

            The Director General (Staff)

            O/o the Comptroller and Auditor General,

            9 Deen Dayal Upadyay Marg,

            New Delhi.  110124.

 

Sub:     Re-organisation of Audit Offices – granting of meeting – request thereof.

Ref:     1. Our letter No.NAF/2014-16/09 dated 08-04-2014

            2. Letter No.622-Staff (JCM) / 1-2014 of Sr. AO (JCM) dated 23-06-2014

 

Madam,

Kind attention is invited to our letter first cited, wherein it was requested to grant a meeting to this federation on the issue of restructuring of State Civil Audit offices and the same was denied by the Headquarters office vide letter second cited. Your attention is also invited to the agenda meeting held with the Dy. CAG on 13-11-2014, wherein this federation has raised the issue of non-granting of meeting on the subject cited as first point. In the meeting it was assured by DAI that a meeting will be granted at your level to discuss the issues on re-organisation of audit offices. I would be glad, if you could arrange a meeting at an earliest convenient date.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,







No. NAF/2014-16/Zonal 6                                                            Dated :18-11-2014


To

All Members of National Executive/Zonal secretaries/ Branch Secretaries/Dept. Council Members, Special Invitees, Shri. Arun Vidwans - Chief Patron, Shri. Arun Ingle - Patron (West zone) & Shri. B.P. Mahji – Ex-Treasurer.

Friends,

Sub: National Executive at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

Audit Welfare Association Category III and SAS Audit Association Category II, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh have kindly consented to hold an Executive meeting of National Audit Federation at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on 14th and 15th of December 2014. It was informed earlier vide circular No.NAF/2014-16/Zonal 5 dated 08-11-2014 that a meeting of the Central Zone will also be convened. But due to certain reason only National Executive will be held at Gwalior. Venue and other details are as follows:

Venue of the Meeting - HOTEL SANMAT
Near Kherapati Temple, Gandhi Nagar, Gwalior.

1 km. away from Platform No.4 and 1 ½ kms. from Platform No.1 of Gwalior railway station. Rooms will be available from 14-12-2014 (6 am) to 16-12-2014 (10 am). Temperature at Gwalior during December is generally very mild with daily temperatures averaging to 14–16 °C. Warm clothing is necessary. Please intimate tour itinerary to Shri. Amrender Kumar, Additional Secretary General on his Mobile No. 09425770671 or Shri. H.S. Chauhan, Department Council Member on his Mobile No. 09425756600. 

You are also requested to provide a copy of the latest Gradation List of your office.

                                                                                                  Fraternally Yours,







Circular No.08/2014-16                                                              Dated :18-11-2014

To

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

Friends,

Minutes of Agenda meeting with the Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General – held on 13th November 2014

            An agenda meeting with the Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General Smt Ajanta Dayalan was held on 13th November 2014 at 3.00 pm in which Director General (Staff) Smt Meera Swarup, Director (P) Shri Jadon V.S., Assistant CAG (N) Shri. Renjit Singh, were also present. Shri A.K. Das, President, Shri S. Prabhakar, Vice President, Shri L.S. Sujith Kumar, Secretary General and Shri Amrendra Kumar, Additional Secretary General of National Audit Federation attended the meeting.

            It was the first meeting of the Federation with the Dy. CAG Administration after her taking over charge. President Shri A.K. Das, introduced the new team members to the DG(Staff). After a briefing about the functioning of the Federation, the Secretary General started discussing the points one by one. The outcome of the meeting is shown below:

Sl. No.

Demand

Explanation

1.

Re-organisation of Audit offices –

Issues in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkand, Kerala & Maharashtra.

 

DAI informed that during Sectoral Reorganisation of Audit Offices, Major & Minor heads of accounts were not taken as the sole criterion but many other parameters were also considered. Main thrust was given for minimum staff dislocation. On pointing out denial of meeting for discussing issues related to  reorganization of Audit offices, which was assured by the then DAI during an agenda meeting held on 12-07-2012, the Deputy CAG has directed DG(Staff) to convene an exclusive meeting at the earliest for discussing such issues.

2.

Issues relating to AAO cadre

Treat promotions after passing SAS examinations as fresh appointment and grant Entry Cadre minimum pay to all AAOs

Exercise of option for fixation of pay in revised pay structure in case of promotions in quick succession between 01.01.2006 and 28.08.2008.

After giving a patient hearing to the issues, DAI expressed her concern for these cadres and directed the Federation to take up all those issues before the 7th CPC to have a logical and positive result.

3.

Pay parity with Central Secretariat Service

Implement Arbitration award 2004

4.

Supervisor promotion

Increase supervisor quota to 20 per cent of the sanctioned strength of AAOs.

Supervisors shall not be reverted even if the office looses deficit status subsequently.

Nomenclature of “Supervisor” may be changed as Assistant Audit Officer with Gazetted status.

It was assured that the promotion quota to the post of Supervisor will be increased to 10 per cent of AAO cadre in consultation with the CAG. That is to regularize the additional 6 per cent quota increased temporarily in deficit offices.

5.

Grant Grade Pay Rs 5400 to Hindi Officers

 

DAI after giving a patient hearing of the arguments of the Federation on the merit of the issue and the status of similarly placed officials in other departments, directed the DG(Staff) to assess the Sanctioned Strength, Men in Position and financial liability. It was assured that a decision will be taken in consultation with CAG.

6.

Issues relating to Auditor cadre

Grant grade pay of Rs 4600/- to Sr. Auditors with effect from 01.01.2006.

Grant GP of Rs 4200 to Auditors

Posting of Auditors in field parties

 

Advised the Federation to take up these issues with 7CPC.  Regarding posting of Auditors in field parties, directed the DG (Staff) to issue circular to all field offices.

7.

Promotion to Data Entry Operator as Console Operator/Auditor

Federation pointed out the likely stagnation in the DEO cadre due to the uncertainty in promotion channel. It was replied that framing of Recruitment Rules are in the final stage and will be issued before the first lot of DEOs qualify for next promotion. Federation’s request to allow DEOs to write for Departmental Examination for Auditor was accepted and it was assured that the same would be included in the Recruitment Rules.

8.

Revival of SAS/RA/CPD Examinations

Withdraw negative marking scheme from SAS/RA examinations.

Reduce pass mark to 40 per cent.

Provide unlimited chances for SAS Examination

Marks obtained in SAS/RA/CPD Examinations shall be declared immediately after completing the examinations like other internationally accepted online examinations.

Allow SAS passed candidates from audit offices to excise option for posting in office of their choice after passing of SAS exam as per Recruitment Rule

Permit Multi Tasking Staff also to appear for SAS examinations.

 

Even though the Federation highlighted low pass percentage in SAS examinations and demanded reduction of the pass mark to 40, to provide unlimited chances and to remove the negative marking system, the DAI categorically rejected the demand and told that the computer based exam system was introduced to have qualitative result and to make the candidates more competitive to clear the exam instead of having a lethargic approach. 

Further, when the Federation demanded for supplying past question papers/model papers, it was stated that a set of model question paper will be made available from next SAS main examinations.

Federation has also pointed out the inconsistency in number of questions being asked from each section. DAI assured that from next main examinations number of questions asked will be uniformly from all sections.

Issue of permitting Multi Tasking Staff to appear for SAS examinations, the demand was out rightly rejected. However, on pointing out the stagnation in MTS cadre and the need for increasing the percentage of examination quota for promotion to CT/Auditor cadre through departmental examinations, it was assured that the percentage of examination quota would be increased shortly to avoid stagnation in MTS cadre.

9.

Revival of Departmental Examinations

Grant one incentive increment after passing DCT & SAS

Introduce MCQ pattern for Departmental Examinations and SAS selection test also

Not discussed

 

10.

Transfer issues

Restore Unilateral Transfer.

Withdraw unjustifiable conditions from mutual transfer.

Totally denied. However, in exceptional cases the guidelines of DOPT will be followed.

11.

Issues related to sports persons

Endorsement of consolidated instructions on incentives for sportspersons in government of India orders issued by DOPT.

Revise allowance for sports persons.

In Sports quota recruitment Include disciplines of the choice of local Recreation Clubs

 

It was told that consolidated instructions on incentives for sports persons had already been implemented.

 

Federation appraised DAI about the low rates of DA being paid to the sports persons participating in the events and also the factual position prevailing. DAI has assured that participation in sports will be treated as duty and sports persons may claim TA/DA and other incidentals as per entitlement, orders to this effect will be issued soon.

Regarding allowing local recreation clubs to choose sports disciplines of their choice for sports quota recruitment, after a long deliberation, it was agreed that the field offices will be allowed to choose at least one stream/discipline of their choice.

12.

Code of ethics - Withdraw directions to issue Certificate/Undertaking to be given to Head of Auditee Units before commencement of audit.

Demand outrightly rejected as it is mandatory as per INTOSAI standards and the commitment given by CAG being the Chair Person. However, DAI informed that there is no need to get it signed from auditee institutions.

13.

Other important demands

Expedite settling of TA claims and granting of Tour Advances

Grant Tribal area Allowance to Jharkhand office staff.

 

Stop assigning survey works to audit employees during performance audits

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.

Provide quality uniforms to MTS.

Bring all audit parties at Headquarters for atleast 3 days in a month.

Provide adequate infrastructure, proper sitting arrangements etc. in all audit offices.

 

It was assured that there won’t be any delay in settling TA bills.

Regarding Tribal area allowance to Jharkhand office staff, it was stated that the same was done as per existing rules.

Stopping of survey works was not accepted stating that the survey work is as important as audit, and also a requirement to substantiate the audit findings.

It is agreed to issue permanent passes to 2-3 officials of each offices situated in Delhi to visit Ministries in connection with official duties.

It was assured that this will be taken care off.

Directions have already been issued. This may be taken up with respective field offices.

Required funds will be provided to procure adequate infrastructure in field offices as per their request. As regard issue of Patna office, it was told that the required fund has already been provided.

Secretary General thanked Deputy CAG for giving a patient hearing and accepting most of our demands. The meeting concluded at 6.10 pm










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