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National Audit Federation

(Recognized by C & AG of India Vide No.172/NGE (JCM)/14-2003 dated 15.06.2004)

Headquarters Office : K/42 B.K. Dutt Colony, Jorbagh, Lodi Colony, New Delhi - 3



Circular No.4                                                         Dated 02.05.2013


To

            All Secretaries of our affiliated units/National Executive Members

Dear friends,

            There was an agenda meeting with the DG (Staff) on 29.04.2013 in New Delhi. From our side Sri L.S.Sujith Kumar, President, Sri Taizuddin Ahmed, Vice President, Sri G.C.Parida, Secretary General and Sri Amal Das, Additional Secretary General were present in the meeting. The meeting started at 3.30 PM and continued upto 6.30 PM evening. It was a marathon meeting. The briefings of the meeting as follows: It is an unofficial minutes of the meeting. However, the briefings are placed herewith for the information of our members

AGENDA and OUTCOME

1.     Fixation of pay in pre-revised upgraded scales to those assistant audit officers, promoted before 01.01.2006 and after 29th August 2008.

As the entry cadre minimum pay has been rejected by the Finance Minister, the federation has requested to settle the issue departmentally by posting atleast one direct recruit AAO to each and every office inorder to get the benefit of stepping up of pay to the senior employees. The proposal has been accepted. It was told that this year around 2000 AAOs will be recruited directly and will take necessary steps for suitable allocation. On category of SOs who were promoted as AAOs between 01.01.2006 and 28th August 2008 and whose promotions were made null and void, the administration agreed to re-examine such cases.


2.     Fixation of pay of Sr. Auditors in the pre-revised upgraded pay of 6500/- pay minimum as on 01.01.2006 and after.

It was told that the scale of pay of Sr. Auditors was merged by the 6CPC to 6500-10500 (pre-revised) and not upgraded as in the case of AAOs. However, the issue is kept alive as the federation told the administration that it will provide necessary supporting documents to the effect that the Sr. Auditors pay is also a case of upgradation.


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

After a long debate it is agreed that the case of pay parity of Sr. Auditors with Assistance of Central Secretariat Service will again take up with the Finance Ministry. The issue of arbitration award proposing parity in pay scale of Sr. Auditors and Assistant in CSS still remains unsettled at the Government level, it was pointed out.


4.     Grade pay of 5400/- to AAOs and Private Secretaries after four years of service.

It was told that this issue was almost negated by the ministry. However the issue has been kept alive on our request and will pursue once again. About Stenographers issue it has told that the benefits of the order shall not be extended to the field offices as a matter of principle.

5.     Grant of one increment for DCT/SAS passed candidates.

It was agreed to re-examine the issue.


6.     Promotion of Assistant Audit Officers should be treated as fresh appointment.

This was turned down as the Recruitment Rule clearly does not support it.

 7.     Remove anomalies due to implementation of ACP/MACP orders.

As it is a common front issue, it shall be taken up with the ministry level. However the Federation was asked to continue with this demand for future benefits on next pay commission.


8.     To grant grade pay of 5400/- in PB-(3) to Hindi officers as per 6thCPC.

After a long discussion, the genuiness of the demand has been accepted. But will be implemented only after a detailed study of its wider repurcations on other cadres in the department.


9.     Implementation of Cadre restructuring as per Manpower Estimation Tools (MET) work study.

Cadre restructuring has been put on hold for the time being. Action has already been initiated to fill up huge vacancies in the department.


10.   Unilateral & Mutual Transfers.

Regarding Mutual Transfer – Cases referred to the headquarters office will be settled immediately (within a month). Directions will also be issued to all field offices regarding operation of mutual transfer.

Unilateral Transfer – After a detailed discussion on the supplementary explanatory note furnished by the federation, it was accepted in principle to lift the ban in a phased manner. Expecting a favourable order regarding.


11. Grant T.A & D.A as per SR-51 to persons participating in sports and cultural activities.

It was told that it could not be possible to treat participation in sports and other activities other than inter-departmental / international events as tour by granting T.A & D.A as per SR-51. However, on further discussion it was agreed to revise the daily allowances of sports persons participating in tournaments outside state.


12.   Implementation of 4% Supervisors promotion schemes & increasing its quota to 20 per cent. 

Non-implementation of 4% supervisor promotion in many offices was taken very seriously by DG (Staff). Orissa issue was a case in point. As far as increase in the percentage of promotion, it is agreed to take up with the new CAG.


13. (a) Audit Restructuring and its dislocation problem. (b) Restructuring problem in office of the AG Nagpur. (c) Deputations on LB Audit from A & E office to be dispensed with.   

It was asked to write to the CAG of India for a separate meeting exclusively on this issue. As far as Nagpur-Mumbai Issue is concerned it was told that they will be in a position to comment about it only after the scheduled meeting of ADAI with the respective AGs on 3rd May 2013. It is not agreed to our request to accommodate federation representatives in that meeting since it is an officer level meeting.


14.             To reverse the order of negative marking in SAS/ Incentive exams.

The demand was discussed very considerably and was told to represent immediately to the CAG of India for a favourable decision.

 Other issues discussed

Many other issues outside the agenda were also discussed during the meeting. Some of them are;

Federation pointed out certain instances of recovery of pay and allowances paid to AAOs promoted between 1-01-2006 and 29-08-2008, who got the benefit of two promotions in quick succession, it was agreed to reconsider the issue and write to GOI for further clarification if necessary.

Conducting of regional language test after providing necessary training to the newly recruited employees, it was agreed to issue directions to the field offices immediately. It is also clarified that the regional language training shall be arranged locally by respective cadre controlling authorities. Any paucity of fund for the conduct of training/test will be released immediately on request.

On allotment of more funds in TA, federation handed over a separate letter requesting to release more funds to audit offices where huge number of TA bills pending, it was also agreed to allot adequate funds to all audit offices for clearance of pending arrear TA bills.


(As revealed from the discussion with the DG (Staff) there are some demands which require the change in RR (Recruitment Rules) the Federation decides to pursue these cases urgently at the appropriate forum)

 
                                                                                               

Secretary General

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National Audit Federation

(Recognized by C & AG of India Vide No.172/NGE (JCM)/14-2003 dated 15.06.2004)

Headquarters Office : K/42 B.K. Dutt Colony, Jorbagh, Lodi Colony, New Delhi - 3


Circular 3/2013


To

All National Executive Committee Members/Unit Secretaries

Friends,

 

The National Executive committee of National Audit Federation was held in Kolkata on 4th & 5th of April 2013. The meeting started at 11.30 AM on 4 April 2013 and was presided over by Sri L.S. Sujith Kumar, President of NAF. As many as 18 representatives participated in the meeting. They were L.S. Sujith Kumar, President, Taizuddin Ahmed, Vice president, G.C. Parida, Secretary General, A.K. Das, Additional Secretary General, N. Sivkumar, Asst. Secretary General, M. Tongoo, Asst. Secretary General, Barun Majhi, Treasurer, N. Krishnamurthy & Upendra Prasad, Zonal Secretaries, S. Prabhakar & C. Rajesh Kumar, Departmental Council Members, A.S. Ingle, M. Bhattacharya & C.B.P. Singh, Patrons, Arun Vidwans, Chief Patron, B. N. Dubey & Susanta Saha, Special Invitees, P. Basumatary, Branch Secretary (Railway) & A.B. Sen, Secretary General of Audit and Accounts Employees and Officers Confederation.

The meeting started with observing two minutes silence. A.K. Das, Additional Secretary General welcomed the representatives. The agenda earlier circulated viz. (a) Recognisation of Federation, (b) Audit Restructuring, and (c) Code of Ethics in IA & AD. (d) Cadre restructuring, (e) 7th Pay commissions, & Grade pays were discussed. The secretary general placed the list of affiliated units submitted to the C&AG for renewal of recognisation of National Audit Federation. It was the list of 60 units of all audits and another 6 units of accounts who have given outside support to the NAF. The accounts units are Kerala A&E category 2 & 3, Allahabad category 3, Patna category 3, Kolkata category 3 & Hyderabad category 2. The bye- law of National Audit Federation as regard to the exclusive identity of audit has remained unchanged. The N.E. meeting at Kolkata decided that by joining of accounts units if membership of NAF increases thereby resulting in increasing the membership in departmental council, the representative from accounts would be accommodated in the council from the slot allotted to National Audit Federation.

The N.E. expressed its displeasure over the slowness of unit leaders to enroll the new members joining in the field offices and the secretary general was directed to impress up on all affiliated units general secretaries to submit the list of the new members to the administration before 30th April 2013. The transfer and deputation case of the unit leaders and staff in office of the PDA, S.E. Railway, Kolkata, was discussed being raised by our veteran leader and patron Sri M. Bhattacharya. The Secretary General was directed to once again take-up this case in C & AG. In the organizational front, the grey area where the NAF’s presence is weak was also discussed and some railway audit units in Karnataka and Bihar were selected to be contacted immediately.

The D.G.P & T’s transfer policy order of group-B officers was matter of concern in the N.E. meeting. The secretary general was asked to take-up this case with D.G.P & T and the competent authorities in CAG office immediately. And if this arbitrary order of transfer policy in P & T audit is not withdrawn the NAF would be forced to launch countrywide agitation, with its affiliated P & T units (although few). The N.E. meetings would be held in every three month in New Delhi and if any field unit agrees to hold the National Executive meeting, it can be held there. The next working committee meeting of NAF would be held in Hyderabad in August/September, it was proposed.

As required under the provisions of our bylaw the North East zone requires a zonal secretary for benefit of organization and therefore Sri P. Pyrbrot of Meghalaya (Shilong) category 3 unit was nominated in Kolkata N.E. meeting as Zonal Secretary of North East.

On the restructuring in audit office issue, the audit restructuring problem in Maharashtra was discussed. The representations on this matter given by the civil category 2 unit Mumbai and Civil category 2 & 3 units Nagpur came for discussion. It was decided to urge upon the CAG administration to adopt the national formula of allotting one sector to one AG in case of Maharashtra for fairness of things, no matter which single sector as a whole goes to Mumbai and Nagpur. The restructuring policy exception in line of Maharashtra has also triggered similar demand in other field units. It was informed with resolution that the Nagpur units with entire office would go on agitation on 29th April 2013. Therefore CAG office should not delay the settlement of restructuring problem in Maharashtra.

There was proposal too that NAF might hold a joint meeting of Mumbai Category 2 unit & Nagpur Units to discuss the issue.

The introduction of code of ethics in IA & AD specifically the annexure -B which is mandatory for field party to submit to the audited entities, has created discontentment in the field offices and this annexure as it seems, diminishes the dignity and prestige of audit party before the audited unit. It also creates a sense of pre determined dishonesty. Therefore for the interest & prestige of department as well it was decided to request the CAG to withdraw code of ethics as all the provisions in the ethics code are very much there in the CCS conduct rules and punishment there on in CCS (CCA RULES). And each unit will also adopt a resolution in its general body meeting which will be sent to the CAG through proper channel with a copy to NAF. (A common draft resolution is attached here with).

On cadre restructuring in audit, the CAG administration would be requested to take the apex level federation in to confidence before its implementation.

On common front issue of 7th pay commission the rationale & reason behind this demand were discussed in the presence of Mr. A.B. Sen. It was decided to discuss the issue in the zonal meetings which are to be held soon. The five zonal secretaries viz. West, East, North, South, and North East were given the responsibility to prepare for the zonal meet with the participation of all the affiliated units under their zones.

The CAG office’s letter to the secretary general of NAF on the grade pays of senior auditors (4600) AAOs after completion of 4 years (5400) and senior AOs (6600) was discussed in the meeting. It was decided to launch agitation in the field units with the NAF direction demanding an early adoption of this grade- pays for the audit employees. The delaying tactics of the CAG administrations in this regard is so far regrettably unfair. The mode of agitation and the dates would be intimated to the field units shortly.

The CAG administration in the letter (available in our website correspondence menu) has indicated that 4600 GP to senior auditor could not be granted as the Arbitration Award was yet to be accepted by the government. In this connection it may be mentioned here that in 2004 the Arbitration after disagreement in the national council of JCM had awarded that parity in pay scale between the senior auditors and assistants in CSS would be given w.e.f 01.01.1986. The Honorable Supreme Court also has given decision in case of Gauhati case of parity issue that determining any pay scale is the prerogative of the government with the help of any high power/expert committee. But in case of arbitration award the government is sitting over the file for over 9 years without taking any action. As per provision of the Arbitration Act the rejection of any arbitration award will be made in Lok Sabha itself within a stipulated time frame. Hence, it has been decided in N.E. meeting to explore the possibility to go to the court of law to direct the government to accept the arbitration award immediately. The NAF may seek some financial help from the field units for this purpose.

The meeting ended with the vote of thanks at 4.30pm on 05.04.2013.

 

(All the relevant matters will be discussed in the Agenda Meeting with DG (Staffs) on 29.04.2013. More news on N.E meeting will follow)

 

With thanks

Fraternally Yours

 


(G.C. Parida)

                                                                                                                                 Secretary General



DRAFT RESOLUTION

 

The General Body meeting of ……………………………………………………….………… (Name of Unit) which was held on ………………….……….... (Date)resolves to urge upon the honorable C&AG of India to withdraw the newly introduced  Code of Ethics in IA&AD and more particularly the Annex-B which is mandatory for each field Audit party to be submitted to the Head of audited entity because, it as it seems it diminishes the dignity of the Audit Party and of the Department as well .

The meeting further resolves to send the copy of the resolution to C&AG of India through proper channel.

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

 

 

 

General Secretary                                                                                    President


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National Audit Federation

(Recognized by C & AG of India Vide No.172/NGE (JCM)/14-2003 dated 15.06.2004)



CIRCULAR – 2                                                                                          Dated : 23.03.2013


To

 

                 All Central Office Bearers/ Zonal / Branch Secretaries / Department Council                  Members/Patrons/ Chief Patron/Special invitees.


Friends


The National Executive Committee Meeting of National Audit Federation will be held on 04.04.2013 & 05.04.2013 in Kolkata to discuss the following Agenda.

1.      Organisational matters:

           (a)   Recognition issue of the Federation / Units.

           (b)   Restructuring of Audit Offices

           (c)   Ethical Code in Audit.

           (d)   Cadre restructuring etc

2.      Common front issues:

(a)    Seventh Pay Commission.

      (b)   Grade Pays etc.           

3.      Miscellaneous points as permitted by the Chair.

For detailed information about venue and others please contact Sri A. K. Das, Additional Secretary General – Mob: 09434038748, 09968589943. 

All are requested to attend the meeting.

                                                                                                               Fraternally Yours

 

                                                                                                   

(G. C.  Parida)

                                                                                              Secretary General




National Audit Federation

(Recognized by C & AG of India Vide No.172/NGE (JCM)/14-2003 dated 15.06.2004)




To

                 The Principal Director (Staff)

                 O/o the Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

                 9- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg

                 New Delhi – 110124.


Sub:         Agenda meeting with PD (Staff)-Reg.


Madam,


I am directed to submit the list of demands as finalized in the working committee meeting of National Audit Federation held on 27th & 28th September 2012 in Thiruvananthapurm, Kerala for settlement. Out of these 55 points chapter demands we have at present prioritized 14 points as an agenda to be discussed with you on any date convenient to you early.

I am also directed to submit herewith the Explanatory notes along with the 14 points chapter of demands for discussion.

Awaiting an early date for the purpose.

                         With regards.

                                                                                                   Yours faithfully,

 

                                                                                                   

(G. C.  Parida)

Secretary General




List of demands finalized in the

WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING OF NATIONAL AUDIT FEDERATION HELD AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA ON 27 AND 28 SEPTEMBER 2012

DEMANDS FOR DISCUSSION


  1. Fixation of pay in pre-revised upgraded scales to those AAOs promoted before 01.01.2006 and after 29.08.2008.
  2. Fixation of pay of Sr. Auditors in the pre-revised upgraded pay of Rs 6500/- pay minimum as on 01.01.2006 and after
  3. Grant of pay of Rs 4600/- to Sr. Auditors w.e.f. 01.01.2006
  4. Grade pay of Rs 5400/- to AAOs and Private Secretaries after four years of service
  5. Grant of one increment for DCT/SAS passed candidates
  6. Promotion of AAOs should be treated as fresh appointment.
  7. Remove anomalies due to implementation of ACP/MACP orders.
  8. To grant grade pay of 5400/- in PB-(3) to Hindi officers as per 6th CPC.
  9. To fix the pay first on the upgraded pay.
  10. Implementation of cadre restructuring as per manpower estimation tools (MET) work study.
  11. Place Auditors in pay band II with grade pay of 4200/-
  12. Unilateral and mutual transfers.
  13. Grant T.A and D.A as per SR-51 to persons participating in sports and cultural activities.
  14. Implementation of 4 per cent supervisors promotion schemes and increasing its quota to 20 per cent.
  15. (A). Audit restructuring and its dislocation problem.  (B) Restructuring problem in office of the AG Nagpur.  (C) Deputation on LB Audit from A&E office to be dispensed with.
  16. Grade pay of record sorter is reduced to taking them in MTS
  17. Promotional chances in auditor cadre should be increased. The clerks promoted as auditors can get grade pay of maximum of 4600/-.
  18. CGHS to be established at the places of AG Offices.
  19. CGEIS should be enhanced so as to get more amount.
  20. Do not change the names of post of Auditors / Sr. Auditors as proposed by HQs.
  21. Audit SAS exam should be open for audit people only.
  22. Increase subscription for HQs quota
  23. Grade pay of 12090/-(6500 x 1.86) should get to Sr. Auditors from 1.1.2006.
  24. Restructuring problems at various offices.
  25. Resolutions passed by local offices and forwarded to HQs office should be replied within a reasonable time limit.
  26. There should be uniformity in sector-wise distribution of departments
  27. Victimization of executive members in Bhubaneshwar/Hyderabad office should be stopped.
  28. CCL should be extended to widowers and single father adopting child so as to bring gender equality.
  29. MTS recruitment should be completed in offices where it has not been done so far.
  30. MTS persons are also told to do the work of Chowkidars after office hours leading to 24 hours job for such persons.
  31. As a result of restructuring new PD central offices were formed and persons in position are transferred without obtaining their option.
  32. In North Eastern states Air journey should be allowed to non-entitled staff on tours and LTC being remote areas/insurgency problems.
  33. In case of death of employee all dues to Government should be waived off.
  34. More promotional avenues to direct recruited Auditors who do not appear for SAS exams due to some reasons.
  35. The sanctioned strength of LB offices is still separate even after merging of LB units with Civil Audit. The sanctioned strength of LB offices should be merged with respective Civil Audit offices wherever it has not been done.
  36. SAS exams should be conducted within close vicinity of office.
  37. The number of CGHS dispensaries should be enhanced.
  38. 7th pay commission should be constituted at the earliest.
  39. All kind of special pay should be merged with basic pay.
  40. SAS passed candidates of A&E offices get option for choosing any of the audit offices.  Same facility should be extended to SAS passed candidates of audit offices
  41. The minimum qualification for Group D officials appearing for departmental exam for promotion as clerk was raised to 12th pass as per government orders dated 09-08-2011 as per 6th CPC’s recommendations, this has been done without modifying   MSO (Admn).this has deprived the promotional aspects, hence they may be given one mercy chance as is done in case DRSO’s.
  42. Employees having handicapped children should be given 15 days special leave in a calendar year as is available for Kerala State Government employees.
  43. VI pay commission modified transport allowance by removing CCA stating that the quantum of CCA has been considered in transport allowance.  But officials on leave or on tour for entire calendar month, transport allowance is denied i.e. quantum of CCA is also denied.
  44. The conditions and benefits of CPD test to be modified.
  45. Reimbursement of certain cost of brief/suit cases instead of issuing brief case.
  46. Reimbursement of certain amount of mobile phone bills.
  47. Entry pay of 13950/- to AAOs instead of 13350/-
  48. Bonus to all including AAOs.
  49. Festival advance to increase to Rs.10,000/- and to be paid to all group ‘C’ and ‘B’ employees. 
  50. Creation of two administrations with cadre control in one AG office is to be stopped.
  51. Two branch offices at Trivendrum and Kochi are to be continued as per audit reorganization order.
  52. SAS exam is to be 100% online so that the declaration of SAS exam result is to be quicker.
  53. Anomaly surfaced due to 6th pay commission for incentive passed Sr. Auditors in their pay fixation is to be settled.
  54. Packaged to be extended to those employees whose home town is at headquarters for LTC to North East and Andaman Nicobar.
  55. To reverse the order of negative marking in SAS / Incentive Exam.




 

(G. C. PARIDA)

Secretary General






National Audit Federation


Agenda with Explanatory Notes submitted to the Principal Director (Staff) for discussion. 

                                

1.     Fixation of pay in pre-revised upgraded scales to those assistant audit officers, promoted before 01.01.2006. and after 29th August 2008.


Explanation :- In pursuance to the Headquarters orders, the pay scales of SOs/AAOs promoted between 01.01.2006 and 28.08.2008 have been fixed with reference to the fitment table in the pre-revised upgraded pay scales of Rs. 7500 – Rs. 12500 at the stage of Rs. 7500/- and given the benefit in the revised scale at Rs. 13950/- in PB - 2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-. But such benefit has not been extended to SOs/AAOs promoted before 01.01.2006. It has created anomalies now because some AAOs promoted before 01.01.2006 are drawing less pay than their Juniors. Also stepping up is not admissible in every case and it has its limitations. Therefore, it is a request that to remove such anomaly, all SOs/AAOs  promoted before 01.01.2006 and drawing pay less than Rs. 7500/- in the pre-revised pay scale as on 01.01.2006 may also be given the benefit of revised scale at the stage of Rs. 13950/- with Grade Pay Rs. 4800/- . This may kindly be extended to those AAOs promoted after 28th August 2008 also.  It was assured in the last agenda meeting held on 25.07.2012 with Deputy C & AG that this issue would be examined after receipt of the Government order on the entry grade pay as decided in the National Anomaly Committee.


2.     Fixation of pay of Sr. Auditors in the pre-revised upgraded pay of 6500/- pay minimum as on 01.01.2006 and after.

Explanation :- Equally in case of the Senior Auditors, their pay scales as per 6th CPC have been upgraded from Rs. 5500/- pre – revised basic pay scales to Rs. 6500 /- and the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- has been fixed on the basis of upgraded pay scales of Rs.6500 – Rs. 10500. Therefore in our meeting with the Deputy C & A.G on 12th January 2012 we had discussed that the Pay Scale of Senior Auditors needed to be fixed at the stage of Rs. 6500/- with corresponding revised running pay band of Rs.12090/- (minimum) plus Rs. 4200/- Grade Pay as on 01.01.2006 and promoted between 01.01.2006 and 28.08.2008 and thereafter. It was assured also in the last agenda meeting that the point of doubt whether the pay scale of Sr.Auditors as determined by the 6th Pay Commission is merger or upgradation would be referred to Finance Ministry.



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


Explanation :- The pay parity of Senior Auditors with Assts. in CSS was established from 01.03.1984 which continued up to 31st Sept. 1990. Again it was a notionally restored from 01.01.1996 with actual payment from 19.02.2003. The parity was disturbed from 15.09.2006. The 6th CPC has examined this issue in para 7.56.8 of report. The pay commission observed, “the commission does not consider it necessary to go into the merit of the demand……. because it is recommending merger of pre-revised pay scale of 5500-9000/- and 6500-10500/- which will automatically place Assts. in CSS and Senior Auditors in identical revised pay band and grade pay”. Thus the grade pay of 4200/- was granted to Senior Auditors and to Assts. in CSS.


The parity which was automatically restored by 6th CPC was tactically disturbed by the persons sitting at North Block & South Block of power centers and the Assistants of CSS were allowed grade pay of 4600/- from 01.01.2006, though they were not granted pre-revised pay scale of 6500/- from 01.01.2006.

Moreover the issue which was settled by the 6th CPC has again been re opened by the finance ministry. Secondly the award of central board of arbitration dated 24.08.2004 awarding Rs. 1640/- at par with Central Secretariat Assistants since 01.01.1986 stills stands. Therefore, we have every strong case for parity of pay scales and grade pay of 4600/- to Senior Auditors from 01.01.2006.


4.     Grade pay of 5400/- to AAOs and Private Secretaries after four years of service.

Explanation :- This arrangement was made in CSS and Railway board vide order dated 13.11.2003 and 09.03.2005 respectively. After implementation of 6th CPC this benefit has been extended in many ministries and departments such as Postal and Defence Accounts. Similar benefits need to be given to Assistant Audit Officers in IA & AD., the merit of this demand was well appreciated in the 12th  January Agenda meeting by the Deputy C & AG & assured of further persuasion.   It is learnt that the headquarters office  in this context has submitted its positive  views to the DOPT for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee.



5.     Grant of one increment for DCT/SAS passed candidates.

Explanation :-  implementing the court judgments, the headquarters has issued orders granting 4 increments to the Auditors who had passed DCT between 01.01.1973 and May 1981. This benefit of 4 increments should also be extended to those who have passed the DCT after May 1981. And the hon’ble C & AG in exercise of his power should decide the incentive benefit for imparting knowledge of departmental rules & regulations with view to increasing the potential skills and efficiency of staff. In case of revenue audit examination for Senior Auditors and AAOs one advance increment is being allowed now. Similar incentive of granting one increment for passing DCT by Auditors and SAS should be given. There is difference in the day of commencement of increments in the respect of candidates of RA exam & Incentive exam.   



6.     Promotion of Assistant Audit Officers should be treated as fresh appointment.

Explanation:- As per existing head quarter orders, promotion of stenographer to the post of AAOs after passing SOG/SAS exam is being treated as fresh appointment. We demand that promotions to the AAOs after passing SOG/SAS exam should also be treated as fresh appointments for all purposes.



 7.     Remove anomalies due to implementation of ACP/MACP orders.


 Explanation:- According to ACP scheme prior to 2008 the benefits of ACP were being granted after completion of 12 years. The benefits were being allowed on two occasions only. In our department the Senior Auditors who were appointed as clerks could not get any benefits of ACP as they had already availed two benefits of promotions as Auditors and Senior Auditors. The Senior Auditors who were initially appointed as Auditors however got the benefits and started drawing more pay than Clerk promotee Senior Auditors, who were seniors.


The Hon’ble Supreme Court has, however, held that the pay of seniors should be stepped up in such event. The SLP No. 3250/2006 order dated 02.08.2006 in R. S. Gondha Vs. State of Haryana decided by the Hon’ble S.C. is applicable to Central Government employees as has been observed by the CAT Nagpur in O. A. No. 2117 of 2005 judgment dated 28.04.2010. It is requested that benefits of the judgment should be given to similarly situated employees without forcing each and every employee to go to the court of law.


8.     To grant grade pay of 5400/- in PB-(3) to Hindi officers as per 6thCPC.


Explanation:- Consequent upon the implementation of the recommendations of 6CPC, the Dept. of expenditure, Implementation cell vide GI.,MF.,O.M.F. No.1/1/2008-IC dated 24-11-2008 and subsequent corrigendum dated 27-11-2008, clarified that in accordance with the recommendations of the 6CPC, 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. already revised the pay scales of official language posts in line with the above orders as follows:



Junior Hindi Translator         -          Grade Pay – Rs.4200 in PB2

Senior Hindi Translator        -           Grade Pay Rs.4600 in PB2

Hindi Officer                          -          Grade Pay – Rs.5400 in PB3

It was assured  in the agenda meeting that this issue would be examine after such orders would be submitted by the Federation. The Federation has already submitted such orders in Headquarters office long back.


9.     Implementation of Cadre Restructuring as per Manpower Estimation Tools (MET) work study.


Explanation:- With substantial increase in workload during these decades due to ban on recruitment, increase in the sanctioned strength of manpower, commensurate with increase in workload has not been made. The department has recently undertaken a work study on the basis of the MET but it has not been implemented so far. In 12th January Agenda meeting it was pointed out by this Federation that in the MET study there was huge decrease in existing sanctioned strength in some offices like PAG(Audit) Kerala & PAG(Audit) Haryana which needed further study & correction because it looked erroneous as, in fact, there have been substantial increases in work load everywhere. In the last agenda meeting also it was told  that the cadre restructuring as per MET study would be put on hold and it would be taken up after the audit reorganization is complete. We now demand that the cadre restructuring as per MET to be expedited.



10.             Unilateral & Mutual Transfers.


Explanation :- Considering huge vacancies in Audit Offices and with the increased demand for the working in respective regional languages, the ban imposed on Unilateral Transfer is unjustified.  We, therefore, demand that the earlier system of Unilateral Transfer may be restored and mutual transfer issues are to be taken care of expeditiously. It was assured  of examining  the issue  as measure  of one time settlement.



11. Grant T.A & D.A as per SR-51 to persons participating in sports and cultural activities.


Explanation :- The rates of Daily Allowance and Incidentals for persons participating in Departmental Competitions were revised on 1st of August, 1999, to Rs. 110/- (Rupees Hundred Ten only) and Rs. 40/- (Rupees Forty Only) vide circular no. 259 WP/Sports/14-99, dated 19-07-1999.  However, the cost of food and other items have increased manifold and the rates revised are very much inadequate. Hence we demand that the rates of T.A and D.A should be revised as per SR-51 (all the participants should be treated as on tour). As was assured in the last agenda meeting held on 25th July 2012 that the demand would be considered, it has not been considered sofar.



12.   Implementation of 4% supervisors promotion schemes & increasing its quota to 20 per cent. 

Explanation :- As per the HQ circular dated 23.12.2011 promotion to the post of supervisors was made against 4% of the sanctioned strength of Assistant Audit Officers. Accordingly the field offices were instructed to recalculate the sanction strength of supervisor cadre visa-vis AAO cadre & submit to HQ office for approval. But so far, no promotion to the post of supervisors has been effected as per the new scheme in some offices including AG (Audit) Odisha. Therefore NAF demands its early implementation


The NAF further demands the quota of existing 4% may be extended to 20% as because prior to 6th pay commission implementation, 8% (additional 12% in deficit audit offices) of the total sanction strength of SO (Audit) were made available for promotion to the post of supervisors in the previous 80-20 formula of AAOs/SOs. Therefore the present 4% should be revised as 8% of the sanction strength of AAOs and it should be increased to 20% in the deficit offices.


13. (a) Audit Restructuring and its dislocation problem. (b) Restructuring problem in office of the AG Nagpur. (c) Deputations on LB Audit from A & E office to be dispensed with.   


Explanation :- (a) Contrary to the assurances given by the Deputy CAG in the apex level federation leaders meeting on 25th January 2012 that there shall not be any dislocation of staff due to audit restructuring, it is observed that in periphery offices dislocation of staff is being effected. Odisha is a case in point. Persons have been transferred from Bhubaneswar office to Puri office by the AG (Economic & Revenue Sector Audit)


(b) Audit restructuring in office of the Accountants General, Maharashtra has created resentment amongst the staff particularly in office of the Nagpur AG (Audit)  because the National Formula of restructuring on the basis of (a) social and general sector audit and (b) Economic and revenue sector audit each of which being allocated to one AG exclusively is not carried out. In Maharashtra distribution of function on regional and geographical consideration poses a problem, which may be sorted out early.

(c) The Audit restructuring order of the Headquarters office clearly stipulates that Gr B officers and Staff on deputation from A & E office shall continue as such to be on deputation to the Audit office till expiry of the currency of the present deputation. Thereafter, necessity of continuance will be assessed and discontinuance of deputationists if any, will  require approval of the Headquarters. In this connection the NFA demands that the total deputation scheme on LB Audit from A & E office should be dispensed forthwith because this scheme affects and eats away the sanctioned strength and promotions in Audit. In the last meeting we are assured of a separate meeting on these issues. In many field offices there has been huge staff discontentment now as result of unfair audit reorganization.


14.             To reverse the order of negative marking in SAS/ Incentive exams.

Explanation :- The negative marking system has been introduced in our departmental qualifying examinations including SAS/Incentive from the year 2013. By this system, it looks unfair to penalize candidate for his / her wrong answer when he/ she does not get any mark (more specifically getting zero mark) for a wrong answer. Moreover, in many joint Entrance Exams where there was minus marking, the negative marking system is being discontinued as identified as a bad idea of elimination and it does not look positive. In the apex level Federations leaders meeting held couple of years ago on introduction of online examination system in SAS, the headquarters had assured not to introduce the scheme of negative marking in exams. Therefore, the National Audit Federation demands for reversal of the order of negative (minus) marking in SAS/ Incentive exams.


                                                                                                            





          (G. C PARIDA)

    SECRETARY GENERAL 





Circular No. 1/ 2013-14

To

All affiliated units Secretaries of NAF / National Executive Members / Zonal / Branch Secretaries / Departmental Council Members /  Chief patron / Patrons / well wishers

Dear Friends,

Best wishes for Happy New Year, 2013. In fact, this year has begun with hopes. On 1st January 2013, there was courtesy meeting with the Hon’ble C&AG of India in New Delhi. On our request, this meeting was granted by C&AG in spite of absence of any precedents in this context. Before meeting with C&AG, it was communicated to us that there would be no issues discussed in the meeting.    

Sri L.S Sujith Kumar, President, G.C Parida, Secretary General, A.K Das, Additional Secretary General  of NAF along with other two members, of P&T Audit association Delhi. Mr. Dahiya & Mr. Jitender met the CAG. The CAG, while welcoming the federation’s representatives thanked with remark that the representatives had traveled a long way to greet him. The National Audit Federation submitted a greeting a letter to the CAG of India (Annexure – 1) and with his permission also submitted a memorandum on some departmental issues (Annexure - 2). The issues were granting Rs. 4600 GP to Senior Auditors, Rs. 5400 GP to AAOs after putting 4years of service, and Rs. 6600 GP to Senior Audit Officers. The Hon’ble CAG read the paper on the table itself and remarked that CAG administration was in fact seriously working on these issues. On this new Years Day the NAF representatives met the Deputy CAG and The Principal Director of Staff. In the meeting, the PD staff confirmed that they had already sent recommendations on granting Rs. 5400 GP to AAOs after the completion of four years and Rs. 6600 GP to Senior AOs to the anomaly committee in DOPT. This proposal was given to the DOPT when CAG administration was asked to give their views on Rs. 5400 GP to AAOs , the PD staff told. The proposal of Rs. 6600 GP to Senior AOs was made as it would be further anomalous if all the Group- B Gazette Officers from AAOs to Senior AOs be put in one grade pay of Rs. 5400 . About Senior Auditors, the PD staff asserted the proposal  had already been sent to the Finance Ministry long back. There would be a meeting in DOPT with the CAG officers in next 15 days on the proposal sent by the CAG Administrations, the NAF was told in PD’s New Year’s Meeting.

We have submitted  a revised application in the CAG office on 01.01.2013 for renewal of recognisation of NAF with authorizations letters of 59 Audit Units (Annexure - 3) complying some queries. This time there has been a new development that some A&E recognized associations  have authorized NAF to represent them in the central level and accordingly they have intimated so to their local AGs / CAG but as NAF is federation of Audit only we have agreed to accept them as outside support giving respect to the desires of thousands of accounts employees(Annexure - 4).The last date of renewal of recognisation of federation has been extended to 15th January 2013.   There is still scope to collect more authorization letters including audit authorization letters from Deheradun, Gorakhpur, Hyderabad, Mumbai & UP for National Audit Federation. Very Shortly there will be an Agenda meeting with the CAG Authorities on the development of assurances given in the last Agenda Meeting with the NAF.

With Thanks

 

G C Parida



Secretary General





Annexure - 1

No. 68                                                                                                    Dt. 01.01.2013

To

Sri Vinod Rai

Hon’ble Comptroller and Auditor General of India

New Delhi-24

 

Sub :- Greetings on New Year’s Day – 2013


Sir,

You, with your vision and direction have made this department, IA & AD proud and esteemed.

We wish, the New Year – 2013 will bring you peace, glory and good  health.

 

Yours faithfully

G.C Parida , Secretary General

 L.S Sujith Kumar , President

A.K Das ,Addl. Secretary General


And all the members of National Audit Federation






Annexure - 2

No. 67                                                                                             Dt. 01.01.2013      

To

                  Sri Vinod Rai

                  Hon’ble Comptroller and Auditor General of India

                  New Delhi – 24

 

Sub :- On Grade Pays for Senior Auditors (Rs . 4600/-)AAOs (Rs. 5400/-) & Senior Audit Officers (Rs. 6600/-) A memorandum.

Sir,

For over years since the 6th Pay commission report came into force, we have been demanding the Grade Pays of Rs. 4600/- to Senior Auditors, Rs. 5400/- after completion of 4 years to Assistant Audit Officers, and Rs. 6600/- to Senior Audit Officers. The unsettlement of the issue has still remained a source of staff resentment in IA & AD. It is learnt that although the Headquarters office (C&AG office) has given proposal to Govt. of India for Rs. 5400/- and Rs.6600/- for AAOs and Senior AOs respectively, there is no such proposal yet for the Senior Auditors enhancing their Grade Pay to Rs. 4600/-.

As it is known the post of Senior Auditor primarily forms the base in the audit structure in IA & AD   but alarmingly the is base is being weakend periodically with lesser pay scale in comparison with the assistants in central secretariat. Parity in pay scales between senior auditors and assistants in CSS which was restored in 1984 in IA & AD, is being regularly disturbed. When very recently the 6th pay commission determined such parity between the senior auditors and assistants with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- the Govt. of India has disturbed once again awarding a Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- to Assistants in CSS and Seniors Auditors have been ignored. The award of Central Board of Arbitration which has given the parity in pay scale between Senior Auditors and Assistants still stands.

Similar is the fate of the Assistant Audit Officers in IA & AD awaiting Rs. 5400/- grade pay after completion of 4 years in the grade although the similarly situated officers in the Department of Posts and Income Tax  have already been given the Grade Pay of Rs.  5400/- since long.

It is also quite disappointing that the Grade Pays of Audit Officers   and Senior Audit Officers have been clubbed up  at Rs. 5400/- . As the post of AO is a feeder post of Senior AO, therefore Senior AO should be given a higher grade pay of Rs. 6600/- as respect to propriety of promotion.

Hence  these  above three demands of Rs. 4600/- Grade pay, Rs. 5400/- Grade pay, and Rs. 6600/- Grade pay to Senior Auditors, Assistant Audit Officers and Senior Audit Officers respectively are genuine and legitimate which may kindly be taken care of with extra interest in this year, 2013. 

 

With regards,                                                               

Yours faithfully



(G.C Parida)

Secretary General




Annexure - 3

National Audit Federation

Statement showing the name of Affiliating recognised Associations

Sl.

No.

Name of the Unit and Office Address

Category

represented

PIP in the

respective

category as

on 01.07.2012

Membership

of the said

association as

on 01.07.2012

Remarks, if any
1Audit welfare association office of the Pr. A.G. (G & SSA) M. P. GwaliorCat. 3--328Copy of Authorisation letter enclosed vide NAF letter No.57 dated 1-11-2012
2

SAS Audit Welfare Association, Pr. A.G. (G & SSA) M.P. Gwalior 

Cat. 2
158 -do-
3P & T Audit Office Association, PatnaCat. 2 
15-do-
4P & T Audit Office Association, Patna Cat. 3
43-do-
5Haryana Civil Audit Association, Office of the Pr. A.G. (Audit) Haryana Cat. 3 
296-do-
6

Ryl. Audit Association O/o the Pr. D.A. Eco. Rly. Bhubaneswar 

Cat. 3 
49-do-
7

AAO Audit Association O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit 1, Maharashtra Mumbai 

Cat. 2
80-do-
8

AAO Audit Association O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Bihar, Patna 

Cat. 2 
159-do-
9

Civil Audit Association O/o the A.G. Audit, Tripura, Agartala 

Cat. 3 
105-do-
10

P & T Audit Office AssociationO/o the P & T Audit, Mumbai

Cat. 3
36-do-
11AAO Audit Association O/o the D.G. Audit Central, Mumbai Cat. 2 
98-do-
12

Audit Category III AssociationO/o the A.G. Audit, Goa 

Cat. 3 
38-do-
13

Audit Cat.II Association

O/o the A.G. Audit, Goa 
Cat. 2 
13 -do-
14Scientific Audit Cat.III Association O/o the Pr. D.A. Scientific Dept., MumbaiCat. 3 
39-do-
15

Civil Audit Employees AssociationO/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Patna 

Cat. 3 
287-do-
16P & T Audit Office Cat.III Association, Jaipur, Rajasthan Cat. 3
30-do-
17Panjab Civil Audit Association, O/o the A.G. Audit, Punjab, ChandigarhCat. 3
360 -do-
18

Civil Audit Association, O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit Jharkhand, Ranchi 

Cat. 3 
204 -do-
19

Rly Audit Association, O/o the PDA West Central Rly. Jabalpur

Cat. 2 
23-do-
20West Central Rly. Audit Association, Jabalpur Cat. 3 
57-do-
21N.F. Rly Audit Association O/o the P.D.A. N.F. Rly, Maligaon, Guwahati Cat. 3 
125 -do-
22Cat. III Civil Audit Association O/o the A.G. Audit, Sikim, Gangtok Cat. 3 
39 -do-
23Cat. II Audit Association O/o the A.G. Audit, Sikim, Gangtok Cat. 2 
17 -do-
24

AAO Audit Association O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Odisha, Bhubaneswar 

Cat. 2 
185 -do-
25

AAO Audit Association O/o the Pr. A.G. (G & SSA) A.P. Hyderabad 

Cat. 2 
268 -do-
26Civil Audit Association Cat. II O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Karnatak, BangaloreCat. 2 
109 -do-
27Civil Audit Association Cat. III O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Karnatak, BangaloreCat. 3 
367 -do-
28

Civil Audit Association, O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, A.P., Hyderabad 

Cat. 3
380-do-
29P & T Audit Association, Cuttack Cat. 3 
27 -do-
30

Rly Audit Association O/o the PDA S.E. Rly. Kolkata 

Cat. 3 
40-do-
31

P & T Audit Association, Chennai Tamilnadu

Cat. 2 
30-do-
32

AAO Audit Association O/o the PDA, N.F. Rly. Maligaon, Guwahati 

Cat. 2 
27-do-
33

ESM & SD Welfare Audit Association O/o the E & S Ministry New Delhi

Cat. 3 
210 -do-
34

P & T Audit Office Association, Delhi 

Cat. 3 
60 -do-
35

P & T Audit Association Cuttack 

Cat. 2 
10 -do-
36

P & T Audit Employees Association, Bhopal 

Cat. 3 
39-do-
37

Odisha Civil Audit Association, O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Odisha, Bhubaneswar

Cat. 3
308-do-
38

Civil Audit Association of AAOs (Audit) O/o the A.G. Audit II Maharashtra, Nagpur 

Cat. 2
78 -do-
39Civil Audit Association, O/o the A.G. Audit II, Maharashtra, Nagpur Cat. 3
278 -do-
40

Civil Audit Association, O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Assam, Guwahati 

Cat. 3
275-do-
41Civil Audit Association, (AAOs) O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Assam, Guwahati Cat. 2
51 -do-
42

SAS Audit Association, O/o the

Pr. A.G. Jharkhand, Ranchi 
Cat. 2 
100-do-
43Association of AAO Audit Office of the A.G. Audit, Punjab, Chandigarh Cat. 2
68-do-
44

Civil Audit Association O/o the Pr.AG Audit, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Cat. 3 
81 -do-
45SAS Association O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit, Kerala Cat. 2 
105-do-
46Civil Audit Association Office of the A.G. Audit, Meghalay, ShilongCat. 3 
132 -do-
47P & T Audit Association, Kapurtala Cat. 3
125-do-
48Audit Welfare Association Office of the A.G. Audit, Chatishgarh, Raipur Cat. 3 
66-do-
49

AAO Audit Association O/o the

Pr. A.G. Audit, Haryana, Chandigarh
Cat. 2 
140-do-
50Commercial Audit Association, New Delhi Cat. 3 
155-do-
51Rly. Audit Association Northern Rly. Delhi Cat. 3
131-do-
52

Civil Audit Association O/o the Pr. A.G. Audit U.P. Allahabad 

Cat. 3 
758-do-
53

AAO Audit Association O/o the A.G. Audit Meghalay, Shilong 

Cat. 2
32-do-
54Comml. Audit Association MAB, Ranchi, JharkandCat. 3
135-do-
55PAG, West Bengal Cat-2 Assn., PAG, Kolkata, West Bengal Cat.2
130-do-
56Cat-2 Association, PAG, Tripura, AgarthalaCat. 2
10Submitted vide NAF letter No.65 dated 31-12-2012
57

Civil Audit Association, Manipur, Imphal 

Cat. 3 
85-do-
58

AAO Association O/o the A.G. Audit Chatishgarh, Raipur 

Cat. 2 
80Submitted directly to CAG office
59AAA Association, Dehradun, PAG Audit, UttarakhandCat. 2
80-do-







 

                                                       G.C PARIDA                                L.S Sujith Kumar

Place ……………………….            (Signature)                                     (Signature)

Date ………………………..           Secretary General                           President 






Annexure - 4

No. 65                                                                                              Dt. 31.12.2012


To

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

New Delhi 110024.



Sub: Recognition of Federation under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993.

Ref : H.Q. letter 695 – staff (JCM) – 37-2012 dated 13-12-2012.


Sir,

            In addition to earlier NAF letters No.57 and 58 dated 1-11-2012, I am directed to submit the documents duely complied in accordance with the H.Q. letter cited above for recognition of National Audit Federation.

  1. Resolution passed in the working committee meeting of NAF held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  2. Resolution passed in the National Executive meeting held on 31-12-2012 at New Delhi.
  3. Up-to-date amended copy of the Bye-laws and Memorandum of NAF
  4. Up-to-date list of affiliated service associations, their membership and authorization letters.



      Yours faithfully



(G.C Parida)

Secretary General

  




Annexure - 5


No. 66                                                                                                     Dt. 31.12.2012


To

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

New Delhi – 110024.

 

Sub: Application for recognition of Federation – reg.


Sir,

In continuation to NAF letter No.58 dated 1-11-2012, I am directed to submit the authorization letters of some field level A&E Associations who have authorized the National Audit Federation to represent them at the Central level. Copies of Authorisation letters as per enclosed statement are submitted herewith. Having respect for the decisions of the general members of these staff Associations, we have decided to accept these authorization letters as "outside support" to National Audit Federation which may please be taken into account of the membership strength of National Audit Federation.

                 With regards.

                                                                                                                   G.C. Parida

  


Secretary General



  1. Employees Association O/o the Principal AG (A&E) Kolkata, Category – 3, Members – 325
  2. AG Office Employees Union O/o the Principal AG (A&E) Kerala, Category – 3, Members – 324
  3. SAS Association  O/o the Principal AG (A&E) Kerala, Category – 2, Members – 248
  4. Civil Accounts Association O/o the Principal AG (A&E) UP, Category – 3, Members - 1800
  5. AG&E Category – 3, Hyderabad & AG&E Patna Category – 3 ( will be submitted later)





OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER AND

AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA

9, DEENDAYAL UPADHYAYA MARG, NEW DELHI 110 124


No. 1314/Staff(Entt-1)/52-2012/MACPS                                         Dated: 02.11.2012

To

The Principal Accountant General (G&SSA),

Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior


Sub: Regarding clarification for granting financial upgradation under ACP Scheme-99 to MTS

Sir,

I am directed to invite a reference to your office letter No.Admn-12/Gr.6/ACP/D-943 dated 31.10.2012 on the subject cited above and to clarify that the promotion earned and 2nd financial up-gradation granted under ACP Scheme 1999 to Shri Prahlad Bhatnagar before 01.01.2006 shall be ignored due to merger of pay scales. He is entitled for 1st and 2nd financial upgradation under ACP Scheme as on 01.01.2006 in Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- and Rs.2800/- as he completed more than 24 years of service. Further, he will also be entitled for 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS w.e.f. 01.09.2008, as he has completed 30 years of service on 30.04.2006.

2. It is, therefore, requested that appropriate action may please be taken to extend the financial up-gradation to Shri Prahalad Bhatnagar, in case he is found fit for the due financial up-gradation under ACP/MACP Scheme by the Departmental Screening Committee.


Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(R.K.SINGH)

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER/Entt-1

THIS WAS ACHIEVED DUE TO persistent persuasion of NAF.  Unit Secretaries are requested to take up the similar cases with their local administration – G.C.Parida, Secretary General, National Audit Federation .





AUTHORISATION LETTER


The ___________________________________ Association recognized by the DG/PrAG/AG/PrD A/DA vide  letter No_________   dated: ________________ hereby affiliate and authorize the ___________ __________________ to  represent them   at central level in terms of instructions  contained in the GoI DoPT OM No 2/14/98-JCA dated 3rd July 2002.

 

Place                                            Signature                                           Signature     

                                                                                                             

Date                                              President                                          Secretary    

___________________              ________________                                       

                           __________ Association        ____________  Association     

                                     (Recognized)                                     (Recognized)   




Minutes of the working committee meeting of

National Audit Federation

held on 27-28thseptember 2012

at Kovalam & Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Circular 12                                               Dt. 04.10.2012

To

All Secretaries of our affiliated units/ National Executives/ Patrons/ Chief Patron

Friends,

The working committee meeting of National Audit Federation was held on 27th & 28th Sept.2012 at youth centre Kovalam & YWCA hall Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala respectively. The meeting was hosted by SAS Association and Civil Audit Association Kerala. As many as 71 delegates of 24 units spreading over 17 states of India (Annexure – A) participated in the meeting. The meeting was presided by L. S. Sujith Kumar, president of National Audit Federation.

The meeting started with National Executive Committee which sat at 10 A.M. on 27.09.2012 in youth centre in Kovalam to approve the programme of working committee (Annexure – B) and minutes of the last meeting of National Executives held in Mumbai on 25th & 26th March 2012. The agenda for the WC meet was approved in the NE meeting and it was decided that in view of the letter received from the CAG office, seniority issue of DRAAOs should be closed. Sri L. S. Sujith Kumar, G. C. Parida, Arun Bidwans, M. K. Bhattacharya, M. S. Rathee, A. S. Ingle, Amol Das, M. Tongoo, B. P. Majhi, N. Krishnamurthy, Rakesh Sharma, D. K. Dahiya, Anil Khaparde, S. Prabhakar & P. R. Rajbedi were present in the National Executive meeting. The meeting was presided over by L. S. Sujith Kumar.

The inaugural meeting of working committee started at 11.30 A.M. Sri A. N. Balan the veteran leader of Kerla unit and Sri M. G. Radhakrishnan, the associated editor of India Today weekly were guests on the occasion. Sri Radhakrishnan spoke on attack on the CAG and urged that the abuse of a constitutional body like CAG should be stopped. Sri Balan inaugurated the working committee meeting and hoped for the success of the meeting. Besides president and the secretary general. Sri Arun Bidwans and A. S. Ingle spoke in the meeting. The meeting continued of to lunch break at 2p.m.

After lunch break, the meeting started at 3P.M. The President gave brief speech. The Secretary General there after spoke on the development happening in Organizational and Departmental fronts and of different meetings held with the CAG authorities since September 2011 to till date. There were 2 agenda meetings held with deputy CAG and 2 apex level federation leaders meetings held on restructuring of cadre and re-organization of audit offices. All the developments and correspondences had appeared in the NAF website, it was pointed out by the secretary general. The secretary general also extensively dealt on restructuring of cadre, re-organisation of audit offices and re-verification of membership and invited a through discussion on these points.

After brief tea break the meeting commenced discussing on various units problems, demands and suggestions. Representatives from Ranchi, Gwalior, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Hariyana, Agartala, Punjab, Patna, Kerala, Mumbai, Shilong, Chennai and Kolkata participated in the discussion. The demands were identified and enlisted in its total shape. (Annexure – C). The demands will be discussed with appropriate authorities. Two representatives from AG (A & E) West Bengal Kolkata had attended the meeting and participated in the discussion. On CPD test a committee was constituted with Mr. Tongoo, R. Deo and P.S. Sudar. The committee headed by Mr. Tongoo submitted the report immediately for study and placed as demand. The meeting ended at 8.30p.m. continuing for 5.30hrs.

On 28th September 2012 the meeting started in YWCA hall in Trivendrum at 11.30A.M.  At the outset, the secretary general replied to the points/demands raised by the members. An open general meeting was held at 1P.M. Dr. D. Babu Paul IAS, was the chief guest. Dr. Paul spoke on the importance of AG audit and CAG as a constitutional authority. The general members of the Kerala office were present along with the delegates in the hall. Sri A. Bidwan, L.S. Sujith Kumar, G.C. Parida, K. Jayprakash, V. Sethumadhavan Nair, K. J. Raphy, S. Clement, Mrs. N. Rose Mary, V. Sam James spoke in the meeting. Smt. Mary and Dr. Paul were felicitated.

After launch break the meeting again started at 3.30P.M. having discussion on the verification of members and recognisation of federation. It was decided that the authorization letters of different units should reach the secretary general by 15th of October 2012 because as per the CAG letter the federation would have to submit the papers on recognisation by 1st November 2012. The format of authorization letter was given to each unit present and sent to the units who were not present in the meeting. The members present assured that they would work for the recognisation of federation.

There were 3 resolutions adopted on (a) Condemning attack on CAG, (b) victimization of executive members in Bhubaneswar & Hyderabad, (c) Cadre restructuring. The cadre restructuring was to be implemented soon, it was urged.  The units were requested to give problems faced by the respective local AG offices after audit reorganization on basis of sector was implemented. The CAG office had asked for the office wise reorganization problem for discussion with NAF. A proposal was also placed for enhancing the headquarter fee to twenty rupees per member per year which was approved in the WC meeting.

The delegates were instructed to visit the NAF website regularly and visit the NAF headquarter office in Jorbag New Delhi. Sri Amol Das is in charge the headquarter office being posted there on foreign service duly approved by the CAG.

Congratulating and wishing thanks the meeting ended at 5.30P.M. on 28.09.2012. The delegates were back to Kovalam in the evening.

The NAF extended its thanks to Sujith Kumar, S. Clement, J. K. Sunil and Sam James and others of the host units of Kerala for their excellent arrangement and hospitality.

Awaiting the next WC meeting best wishes for Durga Puja.

Fraternally yours



G.C. Parida

Secretary General 


(Annexure – A)

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

N Krishnamoorthy Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Andhra Pradesh, South Zone Secretary, Civil Audit Association

(Cat-III) Phone : 09989357697 Email: nkmurthyiii@yahoo.com


Bihar

Patna

Birendra Nath Dubey, Sr Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Bihar Committee Member, Civil Audit Staff Association(Cat-III) Phone: 09931456746

Jaipuriar KM, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Bihar, Secretary, AAO Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 09431418631 Res : 09473378598 Email: jaipuriarkm@gmail.com

 

Raju Kumar Singh, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Bihar, President, AAO Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 09431427048 Email: singhrk2006@gmail.com


Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Dhiraj P Gokhle, Sr Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Chhattisgarh, Committee Member, Audit Welfare Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09424223542 Email: dheerajgokhle@gmail.com

N K Paul, Supervisor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Chhattisgarh, President, Audit Welfare Association(Cat-III) Phone : 08103216626 Email: nkpaul@gmail.com


New Delhi

Devendra Kumar, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Director General of Audit, P&T, Delhi, General Secretary, P&T Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09868552111 Off : 011-23811192

Dharmveer, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Director General of Audit, P&T, Delhi, Vice President, P&T Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09911844641

Jitender Singh, Sr.Auditor, Office of the Director General of Audit, P&T, Delhi, Member, P&T Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09560632252 Email: neerajrachit@rediffmail.com

Kundan Singh, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Director of Audit (Scientific Departments), Delhi, Guest, ESM&SD Audit Welfare Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09911314454 Off : 011-23702320 Email: kundan.digari52@gmail.com

M S Rathee, Retd, Office of the Principal Director of Audit (Scientific Departments), Delhi, Patron, ESM&SD Audit Welfare Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09467000345 Res : 0130-2221343

 

Haryana

Chandigarh

Balraj, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Haryana, President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09466137680

Rakesh Kumar, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Haryana, Zonal Secretary (North Zone), Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09466128528 Res : 0171-2801554


Jharkhand

Ranchi

Bipin Bihari Tiwary, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Jharkhand, Committee Member, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09430763946

Ram Badan Tiwary, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Jharkhand, President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09835346595


Kerala

Thrissur

Jayachandran U, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Br. Thrissur, Kerala

Secretary, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09446982202 Off : 0487-2331402, 216

Narayanankutty T, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Br. Thrissur, Kerala

President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09496287257 Res : 0487-2310627 Off : 0487-2331402, 216

Sudheer R, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Br. Thrissur, Kerala, Secretary, SAS Association (Cat-II) Phone : 09495707088 Res : 0491-2508757 Off : 0487-2331402, 216


Trivandrum

Clement S, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Kerala, Secretary, SAS Association (Cat-II) Phone : 09447656938 Res : 0471-2430372 Off : 0471-2330799 Email: clacleclo@gmail.com

Sam James V, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Kerala, Committee Member, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09495151527 Email: samvjames@gmail.com

Sujith Kumar LS, Asst. Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Kerala, President (NAF), SAS Association (Cat-II) Phone : 09446324103 Email: lssujith@gmail.com


Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior

Amrendra Kumar, Asst. Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Madhya Pradesh

President, SAS Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 09425770671

D K Sharma, Supervisor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Madhya Pradesh, President, Audit Welfare Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09893252812

Naresh Jain, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Madhya Pradesh, Secretary, Audit Welfare Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09425777260

Roshan Singh Yadav, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Madhya Pradesh, Committee Member, Audit Welfare Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09425113219

S K Bhargava, Asst. Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Madhya Pradesh, Secretary, SAS Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 09826904546


Maharashtra

Mumbai

A R Khaparde, Stenographer, Office of the Principal Director of Audit (Scientific Departments), Maharashtra, Committee Member, Scientific Audit Association (Cat-III) Phone : 09969422595 Off : 022-22673903 Email: anilkhaparde3@gmail.com

D S Dalal, Supervisor, Office of the Principal Director of Audit (Scientific Departments), Maharashtra, President, Scientific Audit Association (Cat-III) Phone : 09869325035 Off : 022-22613903

Pankaj Kumar, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit-I), Maharashtra, Member, Category II Association Phone : 09869322615 Off : 022-22190500 Email: pankajkumar302@yahoo.in

Raghavendra Deo, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit-I), Maharashtra, Member, Category II Association Phone : 09869124384 Off : 022-22190500 Email: raghavendradeo@gmail.com


Nagpur

Arun S Ingle, Retd, Office of the Accountant General (Audit-II), Maharashtra, Patron & Ex. President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 09422174248 Res : 0712-2294902 Email: aravalimailbox@rediffmail.com

B Vijaykumar, Asst. Audit Officer, Office of the Accountant General (Audit-II), Maharashtra, Executive Committee Member, Civil Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 09422819947 Res : 0712-2225776 Off : 0712-2564506 - 10

M J Choure, Sr Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit-II), Maharashtra, Treasurer, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III)  Phone : 09422807479 Email: manoharchoure@gmail.com

M M Tongoo, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Accountant General (Audit-II), Maharashtra, President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 09422816413 Res : 0712-2735349 Off : 0712-2564506 Email: mangeshtongo@rediffmail.com

S Prabhakar, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit-II), Maharashtra, Secretary, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09422803476 Off : 0712-2564506-10 Email: prabhakarsnj@gmail.com


Meghalaya

Shilong

Rishottre Pyrbot, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Meghalaya, General Secretary, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09089018273 Off : 0364-228862 Email: rpyrbot@rediffmail.com

 

Odisha

Bhubaneswar

Amol Kumar Das, Office of the Principal Director of Audit, Odisha, Addl Secy General, NAF, ECo Rly Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09934038748 Res : 0996889943

Amrit Xalxo, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Odisha, Vice President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III), Phone : 09937860402

Rameshwar Kashyap, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Odisha, Secretary, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09439919818


Punjab

Chandigarh

Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab, General Secretary, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone:09855900292 Off:0172-2759217 Email: himansu.sharma@gmail.com

 

Suresh Kumar Bheem, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab, Member, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09417807472 Res : 0172-2698700 Off : 0712-2759217


Sikkim

Gangtok

Bimal Kumar Gurung, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Sikkim, Secretary, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 0943013900 Res : 09832644243 Off : 03592-280704 Email: bimal.gurung61@gmail.com

U D Lama, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Sikkim, Committee Member, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09434410656 Off : 03592-250704 Email: u_kana@rediffmail.com


Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Sathyanarayanan S, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Tamil Nadu, Committee Member, Civil Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 0944151841

Sudar PS, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Tamil Nadu, Secretary, Civil Audit Association(Cat-II), Phone : 09444166959 Res : 044-24744047 Off : 044-24316543 Email: pssudar7@gmail.com

Varadarajan N, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Tamil Nadu, President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III), Phone : 09444254054 Off : 044-24316400

Vijayavelu M, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Tamil Nadu, President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-II) Phone : 09444280987 Email: m.vijayavelu@yahoo.com


Tripura

Agartala

Arabinda Saha, Sr Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Tripura, President, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III), Phone : 09436552808, Res : 0381-2397536

Niranjan Debnath, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Tripura, Secretary, Civil Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09774554818


Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad

Kushal Valmiki, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Uttar Pradesh, President, Cat-III Audit Association Phone : 09450508234

P R Rajvedi, Sr. Auditor, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Uttar Pradesh, Committee Member, Cat-III Audit Association,  Phone : 09415365489

Prasanth Kumar, Asst Audit Officer, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Uttar Pradesh, Member, Cat-II Audit Association, Phone : 09450543005  Email: mnregsprashant@gmail.com


West Bengal

Kolkota

Aditi Pramanik, Sr. Accountant, Office of the Pri. Accountant General, West Bengal, Committee Member, Category III Association Phone : 09433497691

Mihir Kumar Bhattacyaryya, Office of the Principal Director of Audit, West Bengal, Patron, SE Rly Audit Association(Cat-III) Phone : 09830656881


Pramoda Nanda Majhi, Sr Accountant, Office of the Pri. Accountant General, West Bengal, President, Category III Association Phone : 09474824074


(Annexure – B)


Programme for the Working Committee Meeting of
NATIONAL AUDIT FEDERATION to be held
on 27 & 28 September 2012 at Thiruvananthpuram, Kerala.

27.09.2012 At Lay Training & Youth Centre,  Kovalam
10.00 AM

National Executive Meeting
(a) To approve the minutes of last NE meeting held at Mumbai on 25 & 26    

      March,2012.
(b) Finalisation of Agenda for the discussions in the WC meeting at

     Thiruvananthpuram.

11.00 AMInauguration of Working Committee by Chief Guest
12 NoonComposition of House and commencement of meeting by the President - Secretary General is to brief the developments happening in organisational and Departmental fronts of different meetings held with CAG authorities
1.00 PMLunch Break
2.30 PMDiscussions on
(a) Re-structuring of Cadres
(b) Re-organisation of Audit Offices
(c) Re-verification of membership
5.00 PMBreak
5.30 PM

Discussion on Units' problems and identifying problems to be taken up with C&AG and

Govt. of India

28.09.2012

At YWCA Hall, Opposite Audit Bhavan, PAG’s Office, Thiruvananthpuram

10.00 AM

Recognition / Re-verification issues and drawing road map to face the challenges

12 Noon

Lunch Break

1.00 PM

Open General Meeting - Pr. AG / AG will be Guests

3.30 PM

Resolutions on different issues to be adopted

4.30 PM

Miscellaneous subject

5.30 PM

Return to Kovalam

(Programmes are subject to change according to needs and prevalent situations)


(Annexure – C)

WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA - 

27 AND 28 SEPTEMBER 2012


DEMANDS FOR DISCUSSION

In our earlier 18 points charter of demands, following items were covered:

 

  1. Fixation of pay in pre-revised upgraded scales to those AAOs promoted before 01.01.2006 and after 29.08.2008.
  2. Fixation of pay of Sr. Auditors in the pre-revised upgraded pay of Rs 6500/- pay minimum as on 01.01.2006 and after
  3. Grant of pay of Rs 4600/- to Sr. Auditors w.e.f. 01.01.2006
  4. Grade pay of Rs 5400/- to AAOs and Private Secretaries after four years of service
  5. Grant of one increment for DCT/SAS passed candidates
  6. Promotion of AAOs should be treated as fresh appointment.
  7. Endorsement of Civil classification of Group-A, B and C status.
  8. Remove anomalies due to implementation of ACP/MACP orders.
  9. Compassionate ground appointments.
  10. To grant grade pay of 5400/- in PB-(3) to Hindi officers as per 6th CPC.
  11. To fix the pay first on the upgraded pay.
  12. Filing up vacancies
  13. Implementation of cadre restructuring as per manpower estimation tools (MET) work study.
  14. Place Auditors in pay band II with grade pay of 4200/-
  15. Unilateral and mutual transfers.
  16. Grant T.A and D.A as per SR-51 to persons participating in sports and cultural activities.
  17. Implementation of 4 per cent supervisors promotion schemes and increasing its quota to 20 per cent.
  18. (A) Audit restructuring and its dislocation problem.  (B) Restructuring problem in office of the AG Nagpur.  (C) Deputation on LB Audit from A&E office to be dispensed with.

Out of these demand numbers 7 and 12 have been settled. During discussion with Dy. C&AG on 25th July 2012 positive assurances were given by Administration.

During the deliberations on 27th September 2012 following more points have come up:

  1. Grade pay of record sorter is reduced to taking them in MTS
  2. Promotional chances in auditor cadre should be increased. The clerks promoted as auditors can get grade pay of maximum of 4600/-.
  3. CGHS to be established at the places of AG Offices.
  4. CGEIS should be enhanced so as to get more amount.
  5. Do not change the names of post of Auditors / Sr. Auditors as proposed by HQs.
  6. Audit SAS exam should be open for audit people only.
  7. Increase subscription for HQs quota
  8. Grade pay of 12090/-(6500 x 1.86) should get to Sr. Auditors from 1.1.2006.
  9. Restructuring problems at various offices.
  10. Resolutions passed by local offices and forwarded to HQs office should be replied within a reasonable time limit.
  11. There should be uniformity in sector-wise distribution of departments
  12.  Victimization of executive members in Bhubaneshwar/Hyderabad office should be stopped.
  13. CCL should be extended to widowers and single father adopting child so as to bring gender equality.
  14. MTS recruitment should be completed in offices where it has not been done so far.
  15. MTS persons are also told to do the work of Chowkidars after office hours leading to 24 hours job for such persons.
  16. As a result of restructuring new PD central offices were formed and persons in position are transferred without obtaining their option.
  17. In North Eastern states Air journey should be allowed to non-entitled staff on tours and LTC being remote areas/insurgency problems.
  18. In case of death of employee all dues to Government should be waived off.
  19. More promotional avenues to direct recruited Auditors who do not appear for SAS exams due to some reasons.
  20. The sanctioned strength of LB offices is still separate even after merging of LB units with Civil Audit. The sanctioned strength of LB offices should be merged with respective Civil Audit offices wherever it has not been done.
  21. SAS exams should be conducted within close vicinity of office.
  22. The number of CGHS dispensaries should be enhanced.
  23. 7th pay commission should be constituted at the earliest.
  24. All kind of special pay should be merged with basic pay.
  25. SAS passed candidates of A&E offices get option for choosing any of the audit offices.  Same facility should be extended to SAS passed candidates of audit offices
  26. The minimum qualification for Group D officials appearing for departmental exam for promotion as clerk was raised to 12th pass as per government orders dated 09-08-2011 as per 6th CPC’s recommendations, this has been done without modifying   MSO (Admn).this has deprived the promotional aspects, hence they may be given one mercy chance as is done in case DRSO’s.
  27. Employees having handicapped children should be given 15 days special leave in a calendar year as is available for Kerala State Government employees.
  28. VI pay commission modified transport allowance by removing CCA stating that the quantum of CCA has been considered in transport allowance.  But officials on leave or on tour for entire calendar month, transport allowance is denied i.e. quantum of CCA is also denied.
  29. The conditions and benefits of CPD test to be modified.
  30. Reimbursement of certain cost of brief/suit cases instead of issuing brief case.
  31. Reimbursement of certain amount of mobile phone bills.
  32. Entry pay of 13950/- to AAOs instead of 13350/-
  33. Bonus to all including AAOs.
  34. Festival advance to increase to Rs.10,000/- and to be paid to all group ‘C’ and ‘B’ employees. 
  35. Creation of two administrations with cadre control in one AG office is to be stopped.
  36. Two branch offices at Trivendrum and Kochi are to be continued as per audit reorganization order.
  37. SAS exam is to be 100% online so that the declaration of SAS exam result is to be quicker.
  38. Anomaly surface due to 6th pay commission for incentive passed Sr. Auditors in their pay fixation is to be settled.
  39. Packaged to be extended to those employees whose home town is at headquarters for LTC to North East and Andaman Nicobar. 







National Audit Federation

(An apex level employees federation under C & AG of India)

Press statement

There is a lot of attack on CAG. There is lot of criticism of CAG as well. Apparently most of the criticism are based on misperception and fundamental errors. The National Audit Federation regrets this criticism and feels that it is time now to place the matter in right perspective.

As is aware, the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) is a constitutional body which derives his power from as many as 4 articles (article 148 to 151) enshrined in the constitution of India accompanied by a parliamentary act named CAG’s DPC (Duties Powers and Conditions of Service) Act 1971. CAG heads a department i.e. IA & AD (Indian Audit and Accounts Department) which is of more than 150 years old.

The IA & AD has a well defined audit methodology to audit the accounts of the union, and of states and of any authority or body as may be prescribed by law. During the process of audit and in making of a draft para, the CAG never hides anything from the audited entities. Information relating to objections are shared, replies are sought and clarifications if necessary, are incorporated in the report.

There is also a provision of “exit conference” to be held with the secretary of the ministry/department on any draft para sent by the CAG organization by a DO letter to them and the minutes of such conference are recorded. There is six week time given to the head of the department of the audited entities to give para wise replies. Any silence or evasive or any unconvincing replies are treated as accepting the report of the CAG. Therefore CAG report is not sudden or surprise. The audited unit knows of it.

In nutshell this is the making of draft report. After the report is prepared, it is sent to the President of India incase of the Union Government, who shall lay it in parliament and in case of state government, the report is sent to Governor who lays it in state legislature. The reports placed in the parliament and in state legislatures are sent to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for scrutiny and for preparing an action taken report. And thereafter such action taken reports are placed in parliament for discussion and approval.

The CAG audit is usually is a test check audit. The making of audit is strenuous, cautious, impartial and unbiased. The CAG conducts this audit by its several thousand qualified, trained and experienced employees with a group of expertise. And for 100% audit of state and central accounts, CAG will require more than 100times staff strength than the existing sanctioned strength. Despite inadequacies of staff, CAG organization undertakes audit functioning as its constitutional obligation.

In the present report on Coal Block Allocation, it is mentioned that the delay in accepting the principle of competitive bidding for auction of Coal Block has resulted in windfall gain of 1.86 Lac Crores  of rupees to the private companies. And the report also suggests that there is a need of a regulated mechanism to ensure that the benefit of cheap coal is passed on to the consumers.

We therefore, appeal to all the politicians and their associates not to abuse and attack the CAG and its department, IA & AD. The CAG is a part of Indian Parliamentary Democracy and its organization does its work for the interest of the nation without fear and favour, no matter which party or persons govern this country.

This Statement was released to Press in a

exclusive Press Meet held at Delhi Press Club

on 15 September 2012

(G. C. Parida)

Secretary General 


CIVIL AUDIT & SAS ASSOCIATIONS

Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram-695001.

No.NAF/WC/2012/                                                                 Dated: 21-08-2012

 

Dear President/Secretary,


As per the directions of the National Audit Federation, it is decided to hold the WorkingCommittee Meeting of National Audit Federation at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 27 & 28 September 2012. The President and Secretary of each unit, Central Office bearers, Branch Secretaries and Zonal Secretaries of NAF, Departmental Council members, Chief Patron, Patrons and special invitees are cordially invited to attend the meeting. In the absence of President/ Secretary, unit can be represented by office bearer / bearers (limited to two) of the respective unit. Food & accommodation will be available from 26th September 2012 to 29th September 2012.


The Unit Secretaries and Representatives are requested to bring their Association banners, letter heads along with the membership list as on 31st July 2012. Delegates are also requested to clear the Headquarters dues before the composition of the house.


Delegate fee - Rs.600/- per delegate.


Venue :    


Lay Training and Youth Centre,

Santhappan Compound, K.S. Road,

Kovalam P.O., Thiruvananthapuram,

Kerala - 695027.


How to reach venue :


Kovalam, is an internationally renowned tourist place and well-known for its beaches. It is situated around 15 Kms away from the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city. There are two railway stations viz. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway station and the Kochuveli Railway station. The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is having a Domestic and International terminal which are 4 Kms apart. Average Temperature will be 27o C.


Distance from each stations to the venue is :


 

Distance

Approximate fare in Rs.

Auto

Taxi

Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway station

12 Kms

100

200

Kochuveli Railway station

16 Kms

130

250

Thiruvananthapuram Domestic Airport

17 Kms

150

300

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

13 Kms

100

250


Arrangements for the stay of delegates are made at the meeting venue from 26.09.2012 morning to 29.09.2012 evening. Delegates are requested to plan their stay accordingly. Detailed route map of the venue is available in 'Circulars' page of our web site (www.naf.zoomshare.com). Services of our volunteers may also be utilised to reach the venue. Regular updates on the event will be posted on our website.


Contact persons :


1. N. Sajeev Kumar, Reception Committee Chairman              -  09037770428

2. S. Clement, Secretary, SAS Association                              -  09447656938

3. G.K. Sunil, General Secretary, Civil Audit Association         -  09447228410

4. Sam James, Organising Committee Chairman                      -  09495151527

5. L.S. Sujith Kumar, President, NAF                                    -  09446324103


Kindly conform your participation and inform arrival/departure details (Names of delegates, name and number of train, date and time of arrival/departure etc.) well in advance to the above phone numbers or email to nauditf@gmail.com or lssujith@gmail.com.


With warm regards.

Yours truly,


 




V. SAM JAMES

(Chairman, Organising Committee)

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NB: Please send your journey details to


The General Secretary,

Civil Audit Association,

Office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Kerala,

Audit Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695001

or

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NAF/Circular No.11                                                                                       Dated : 16.08.2012

To

All Unit Secretaries /Central Office Bearers / Branch Secretaries/ Zonal Secretaries / Departmental Council Members / Chief Patron / Patrons / Special Invitees

WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Friends ;


The working committee meeting of National Audit Federation will be held on 27th & 28th September, 2012 (Thursday & Friday) in Thiruvananthapurum, Kerala. The meeting is being hosted by the Civil Audit Association and the SAS Association, Office of the Pr. Accountant General (G& SSA)  Kerala. The President and Secretary of each unit, Central Office bearers, Branch Secretaries and Zonal Secretaries of NAF, Departmental Council members, Chief Patron and Patrons and special invitees are requested to attend the meeting. In absence of President/ Secretary, the unit can be represented by office bearer / bearers (limited to two) of the respective unit. The participants will be required to pay a small amount of  delegates   fees as fixed by the host unit towards their fooding & lodging which will be available from 26th September, 2012 (Evening)  to 29th September, 2012 (Evening). The Unit Secretaries and Representatives are also requested to bring with them their Association banners and letter head pads with the membership list as on 31st July, 2012. The Headquarters dues are to be cleared before the composition of the house.

Agenda (27th & 28th September)

(1)   A brief inauguration celebration

(2)   Composition of House

(3)   Discussions on :

(a) Organisational Matters

(b) Departmental Problems

(c) Common Central Govt. Employees Issues

(d) Miscellaneous  

Venue:

Lay Training and Youth centre, Santhappan Compound, KS Road, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapurum

Contact Nos.

L.S Sujith Kumar – 09446324103

S Clement – 09447656938

G K Sunil – 09447228410

Sam James – 09495151527,

                                                                                                   Fraternally Yours

 

   

(G C PARIDA)

Secretary General

     National Audit Federation


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National Audit Federation

 

Working Committee Meeting

On

27th & 28th September 2012

at

Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Hosted by

Civil Audit Association

&

SAS Association, Kerala

 



Venue at


Lay Training and Youth Centre,
Santhappan Compound,

K.S. Road, Kovalam P.O.,

Thiruvananthapuram – 695027




Distance to Venue


From Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway station         -     12 Kms


From Kochuveli Railway station                                      -     16 Kms

From Thiruvananthapuram Domestic Airport                   -     17 Kms

From Thiruvananthapuram International Airport             -     13 Kms


Contact persons:


1. L.S. Sujith Kumar, President, NAF                               -      09446324103

2. S. Clement, Secretary, SAS Association                       -      09447656938

3. G.K. Sunil, General Secretary, Civil Audit Association  -      09447228410

4. Sam James, Organising Secretary                                 -      09495151527

 

 


 

Briefings of Agenda meeting of National Audit Federation held on 25.07.2012 with Deputy C& AG at headquarters

An Agenda meeting on 18 points charter of demands of National Audit Federation was held with Deputy C & AG on 25th July 2012 at 4pm. From the staff side, L.S Sujith Kumar, President, Sri G. C. Parida, Secretary General, Sri A.K. Das, Additional Secretary General, & Sri Mangesh Tongoo, Assistant Secretary General were present. The meeting lasted for two hours (charter of demands available in NAF’s website, demands menu).

The official minutes are awaited. However for the interest of our members the demand wise replies of official side and proposed action to be taken are given  herewith in nutshell.

Demand 1: - Fixation of pay in pre-revised upgraded scales to those assistant audit officers, promoted before 01.01.2006 and after 29th August 2008.

It is expected that order regarding Rs 13,350 + Rs 4800 grade pay for AAOs  at entry level is about to come. After receiving this order, the administration will see its contents and unresolved matters will be taken up with Government. The National Anomaly committee has also discussed it recently and agreed that there will be entry level pay in all cadres where there is element of direct recruitment. Every time with new pay commission, anomalies are created and stepping up is only solution. (Hints of entry level pays are there in the revised pay rules of Govt. India.).

Demand 2: - Fixation of Pay of Senior Auditors in the Pre Revised Upgraded Pay of Rs 6500 minimum as on 01.01.2006 and after.

A reference for the detailed clarification will be made to the Govt. of India as to whether the present pay scale of Senior Auditor is a merger or Upgraded (Pay commission reports that the pay scale of Senior Auditor is an upgraded pay like AAOs). The C & AG administration will follow Govt. of India orders.

Demand 3: - Grant grade pay of Rs 4600 to senior auditors with effect from              01.01.2006.

The administration side supports it. Heard that arbitration committee has denied this demand. Official minutes are awaited. C & AG admn will also take views of other federations The demand to remain alive.

Demand 4: - Grade of Pay Rs 5400 to AAos after 4 years service.

C & AG administration will pursue the matter with GOI.

Demand 5: - Grant of one increment for DCT/SAS passed candidates.

 Ministry has informally denied this. Administration will once again think over it. Matter is still alive.

Demand 6: - Promotion of AAOs should be treated as fresh appointment.

This is a serious matter. There should be a tangible incentive for passing departmental exams. MACPS anomaly committee will meet very shortly. This matter will be put forth.

Demand 7: - Endorsement of civil classification  of Group – A, B, C status

Settled as orders have already been issued for granting Group "B" Non-Gazetted status to Senior Auditors. The NAF thanked the administration for this settlement. The NAF was the only federation who was fighting for this cause for over two years.

Demand 8: - Remove Anomalies due to implementation of ACP/MACP orders

Results of MACPS anomaly committee awaited.

Demand 9: - Compassionate ground appointments

Action has already been started. A comprehensive guidelines have also been issued. In case of any doubt/ necessity, Federation may directly approach to the administration in order to give immediate relief to any distressed. A prompt action is required to be taken by concerned PAG/DG/AG/PD.

Demand 10: - To Grant grade Pay of Rs 5400 to Hindi officers.

Recruitment of 150 new Junior Hindi Translators is under process. And assured that the relevant new documents given by the federation on Pay scale of Rs 5400 to Hindi officer to be examined.

Demand 11: - To fix pay first on the Upgraded pay.

It has been done as per rules. Administration cannot go beyond this. A reference however to be made to the Ministry.

Demand 12: - Filling Up of vacancies .

Since process has already been started, issue is settled.

Demand 13: - Implementation of cadre restructuring as per man Power Estimation tools (MET) work study.

Cadre restructuring is on. The matter can be awaited till the process of restructuring is over.

Demand 14: - Place the Auditors in Pay band II with GP of Rs 4200.

Demand is still alive. The Administration assures to keep on writing to GOI.

Demand 15: - Unilateral and Mutual Transfers.

It cannot be assured but can be thought as a onetime measure. Administration given a hint on the issue that if necessary a committee with staff representatives in it might be constituted to expedite the process.   

Demand 16: - Grant TA & DA as per SR 51 to persons participating in  sports and cultural activities.

It will be checked up with other departments. Final decision will be taken shortly. The Administration favors the cause of sportsman’s participation in any sports event as tour.

Demand 17: - Implementation 4% supervisors promotions schemes & Increasing its Quota to 20%.

Demand to increase of supervisor quota to 20% denied.

Demand 18: - (a) Audit restructuring and its dislocation problem etc.

Matters will be decided after consultation with respective ADAIs and PD (SMU). There will be a separate meeting only on the subject of Audit reorganization and its impact.

In end, the NAF’s viewpoints & hard labour with rational logic & data on all above staff problems were appreciated by the Deputy C & AG & its administration. The NAF is only federation which raises these so many staff demands.

CAG Administration agreed to share information with federation under RTI Act relating to actions taken on assurances given in agenda meeting.



G.C Parida

Secretary General

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NAF/Circular No.10                                                                      Dated : 11.06.2012

 

To

All Unit Secretaries/National Executive Committee Members/Patrons and Chief Patrons.

Restructuring of the Group B & C cadres in IA&AD

Friends,

The Headquarter Office vide letter dated 4th June 2012 had convened a meeting of all Apex Level Federations Leaders on 6th June 2012 to brief the decision taken on cadre restructuring of Group "B" and "C" Cadre. President and Secretary General of each Federation were requested to attend that meeting. From our Federation Sri L.S.Sujith Kumar, President and Sri G.C.Parida, Secretary General participated. Two other AO Federations had also joined. No representatives from All India Audit & Accounts Association had attended the meeting. From the official side Smt. Anni G Mathew the PD(S), Sri Sourabh Narain, AC(N) and other JCM officers were present. The meeting started with a Power Point Presentation on proposals of cadre restructuring by Sri Sourabh Narain at 4.00 PM on 6th June 2012 and the meeting lasted slightly beyond 7.00 PM evening. No specific written work paper was supplied by the CAG Administration to the Federation leaders.

At the outset of the meeting it was told that the cadre restructuring was proposed to be completed in three phases.

1.      Revamping of the Section Officer Grade Examinations.

2.      Restructuring of cadres.

3.      Augmenting the strength of the department.

Out of the above three modules, ‘Revamping of the Section Officer Grade Examination’ has already been completed. Now they are going to start the process of ‘Restructuring of the Group B & C cadres’.

It was also told that, keeping in view to attract more and more dynamic personnel in to the department they have proposed to introduce two new cadres above the Sr. AO cadre. Proposal is to enhance the avenues of promotion from Audit Officers/Sr. Audit Officers in addition to the existing system of induction to IA&AS.

1. Audit Manager and its salient features  

  • Intermediate level between Group Officer and Sr. AO/AO
  • Group B cadre with Grade pay of Rs 6600 in PB3 (Rs 15600 - Rs 39100) with no UPSC approval.
  •  Minimum age – 55 years as on 1st January every year.
  • Cadre strength – 10 percent of Sr. AO/AO over and above the sanctioned strength of Sr.AO and AO
  • Recruitment – By promotion from Sr.AO and AO with 7 years service
  • No All India Transfer liability
  •  Worked out to be creation of 380 posts in IA&AD as a New Cadre.
  • Three AGs DPC will decide promotions with "Good bench mark"
  • Audit Manager will act as technical assistant to the Group Officer. He/She will lead the review teams and vetting the Inspection Reports.
  • There will Audit Manager Post also in Accounts with the same designation. He/She in Accounts as Audit Manager will finalize Appropriation/ Finance Accounts with some auditorial functions
  • The proposal of creation of Audit Manager post has already been sent to Finance Ministry for its approval. It is yet to be approved.
  • The Audit Manager post was required to be created because the Group "A" Status with Rs.6600 Grade Pay to the Sr.AO was not accepted by the GoI. 
During discussion, we have requested the PD(Staff) to include the services rendered by the officials in AAO cadre also for reckoning the requisite 7 year service so as to ensure all Sr.AOs retire after drawing Grade Pay of `6600. This was assured by the PD(Staff).

It was further intimated that if the federations have any proposal for change in nomenclature ‘Audit Manager’, they can propose new name and if suitable they will consider changing the nomenclature. By this promotion to the post of Audit Manager there will be vacancies in Sr.AO and AO cadre which will accelerate the promotions of AAOs.

2, Non-IA&AS Group A

  • To ensure carrier promotion of Group B cadre
  • Promotions upto the level of Sr.DAG (Non-functional grade) with career eprogression of Grade pay – Rs 6600, Rs 7600, Rs 8700
  • Modalities are being worked out
  • All India Transfer liability 
Federations were asked to submit their proposal, if any, for framing the modalities. The creation of this post Non IA&AS Group "A" has been only accepted in principle by the CAG Administration.
3. Existing system of Sr.AO into IA&AS Cadre will continue. Upper age limit for this purpose has been increased from 53 years to 55 years. 
4. Assistant Audit Officer / Assistant Accounts Officer
  • Recruitment will be through UPSC (starting from 2012)
5.        Supervisors
  • Presently no change in percentage (4% of AAO cadre)
  • Number of posts will increase with respect to the increase in number of posts in AAO cadre
  • Directions have been issued to club up the number of posts in AAO (Comml.) cadre with AAO (Civil) for the purpose of computing 4 percentage for Supervisor

NAF has demanded for increase in the above percentage to a minimum of 8% of AAO cadre. This was not acceded. However, it was told that directions were issued to calculate 4 percent on the total sanctioned strength of AAO Civil & Comml. This will increase the total number of supervisors in every office. The Supervisor will have no further promotional avenues. 

6. Senior Auditor/Senior Accountant

  • Non-Gazetted Group "B" (Orders issued on 6th June 2012 with Gazettee Notification)
  • To be re-designated as Audit Assistant / Accounts Assistant
  • There will be elements of direct recruitment through Staff Selection Commission
  • The change of designation of Senior Auditor as Audit Assistant is proposed with a positive intent, they say. So far parity in pay scales of Sr.Auditors with Central Secretariat Assistant (CSA) has not been accepted by the GoI on the ground that CSA is a Group "B" post and some of them being directly recruited where as the Sr. Auditors are Group "C" and all are promoted from Auditors. Now by this change of designation as Audit Assistant, the Senior Auditors will be same and identical in status, recruitment and in designation. The unit leaders/Central Executive Committee Members of NAF are requested to give a deep thought over this designation change of the Senior Auditors and analyse it dispassionately. They are also requested  to give the suggestions whether or not to support the administration to go with this designation change of Sr. Auditors as Audit Assistant. 
7. Auditor / Accountant
  • Group C
  • To be re-designated as Junior Audit Assistant / Junior Accounts Assistant
8. Comprehensive Recruitment Plan (CRP)
  • There is a CRP to fill up the existing vacancies in Group "B" & "C" cadres and to expand all cadres in IA&AD. It is proposed the total staff strength would be almost double by the year 2020 from the present 68000 sanctioned strength to 1.17 lakhs
  • As many as 7000 vacancies of Auditors/Clerks/DEO/Accountant will be filled up in this year including 500 AAOs. 
9.  Miscellaneous
  • There will be seven months induction training for DRAAO and 15 days leave of preparatory training for SAS candidate.
  • After the briefings and discussions thereon the restructuring of cadres were complete, National Audit Federation asked other questions such as (a) Audit Re-organisation (b) Funds allotment for pending TA Claims (c) MTS recruitment. It was told that all the doubts/objections raised by NAF on audit re-organisation had been sent to the Audit Re-organisation Section for examination. TA Payment has not been a problem and there was no pendency of TA claims beyond 8 months in any field offices. About MTS recruitment the PD(S) expressed happiness that there was no problem created by any association any where and it was very emphatically assured that no contingent worker, if not recruited to the post of MTS would be ordinarily driven out from his job by the field offices. They will be retained and engaged. However, for the payment of wages, contingent workers not recruited as MTS will get their wages as per the outsourcing schemes and any deviation in engaging the contingent workers would be immediately intimated to the headquarter office, it was also assured.
  • The unit secretaries are therefore requested to download the circular and give it wide publicity by organizing Group discussion and holding General Body Meetings. Feedbacks on pending TA Bills are to be immediately given to Secretary General, NAF so that it can be taken up in ensuing agenda meeting with Deputy CAG to be held shortly on 18 point charter of demand which is available in our web site (Demand Menu).

The Working Committee Meeting of National Audit Federation will be held any time during last week of July 2012 probably in Kolkata. The details to this effect will be intimated in due course.  


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G.C.Parida

Secretary General 

Download Circular No.10




National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

(Recognised by C & AG of India Vide No.172/NGE (JCM)/14-2003 dated 15.06.2004)


NAF/Circular No.9                                                                  Dated : 29.03.2012

 

To

All Unit Secretaries/ Central Office bearers/ Branch / Zonal Secretaries/ Departmental Council Members/ Chief Patron/Patrons.

Friends,

As per schedule, the National Executive Committee Meeting of National Audit Federation was held in Mumbai on 25th and 26th March 2012 jointly organized by Scientific Audit Association, Cat-III, A.G. Civil Audit Association, Cat-II, PDA (Central) Cat-II Association and P&T Audit Cat-III Associations, Mumbai. Alongwith other issues (details will follow shortly) the committee discussed mainly the Re-organizing of Audit Offices in IA&AD. The orders to this effect for almost all the Audit offices of the States have been released by C&AG Administration and such Audit Re-organisation will be effective from 2nd April 2012.

You are all aware also that in this connection there was a special meeting convened by the Deputy C&AG of India with four Apex Level Federation Leaders on 25th January 2012. It was agreed therein that another meeting might be convened before the implementation order of Restructuring were released if the C&AG Administration received the realistic suggestion and not any perceptional.

Immediately after the meeting was over on 25th January 2012, the National Audit Federation had submitted suggestions alongwith some doubts vide its letters No.20 dated 27.01.2012, No.21 dated 03.02.2012 and No.22 dated 21.02.2012 (copies of letters attached/available in our web site).

It was assured in the meeting by the Deputy C &AG on 25th January 2012 that there would be no dislocation of staffs by this Audit Re-organisation. But it now reliably appears in the office orders in case of creation of Office of Principal Director of Audit (Central) that the AG offices shall identify and transfer the existing Group 'B' Officers and other staffs engaged in Audit of the Central Units in respective offices to the Administrative and Technical control of the Office of PDA (Central) and these AG offices shall also identify and transfer the existing Group-B officers and staff engaged in Vetting of Central Revenue and Expenditure Audit materials and other Central Government Units in their respective Report Sections to the Administrative and Technical control of Office of the PDA (Central). In fact, these contents in order have created confusion and apprehension of possible dislocation of staffs which need to be clarified by the C&AG Administration.

Therefore, all our affiliated units are requested (as decided in the NE Meeting at Mumbai) to hold the awareness campaign in their respective units on 2nd April 2012 onwards analyzing the impact, these Audit Re-organization orders carry on their staff and work load and find out if there is any hidden design in it against the interest of the base level staff and officers. And on 9th April 2012 the Units are also to observe the PROTEST DAY wearing Black Badges and holding General Body Meeting with a resolution approved urging upon the C&AG to hold an immediate discussion with the Leaders of NAF to dispel such doubts. The Resolution so approved in the General Body Meeting will be submitted to the respective AG/PDA with request for onward transmission to the C&AG of India. (The draft resolution attached herewith).

The Unit Secretaries are also requested to send the reports of proceedings of both the days i.e. 2nd April and 9th April 2012 to the undersigned immediately.

We are to be sincere and serious to look at this re-organisation process because this Department also equally belongs to the Staff. No doubt this Audit Re-organisation of 2012 is a Mega Event after 1984 re-structuring in IA&AD.

 Download Banner on "Protest Day" on Re-organisation                     Fraternally yours,

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                                                                                                        (G. C. PARIDA)

                                                                                                             Secretary General



Draft Resolution

 The General Body Meeting of _______________________________________________ (Name of the Unit) of Office of the ________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ held on 9th April 2012 urges upon the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi to please immediately hold talks with the Leaders of the National Audit Federation on doubts and apprehension raised in the Audit Re-organisation orders.

The General Body Meeting also resolves to send the copy of the Resolution to the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for information and necessary action.

 

 

 

President                                                                  Secretary


 


National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

(Recognised by C & AG of India Vide No.172/NGE (JCM)/14-2003 dated 15.06.2004)



NAF/Circular No.8                                 Dated : 27.02.2012

 

To


All Central Office bearers/ Branch / Zonal Secretaries/ Departmental Council Members/ Chief Patron/ Patrons/ Special invitees.

 

Friends,

 

The National Executive Committee Meeting of National Audit Federation will be held on 25th & 26th March, 2012 at Mumbai. It is jointly organized by the Scientific Audit Association Cat-III, Mumbai.  A.G. Audit Civil Audit Association Cat-II, Mumbai PDA Central Cat-II & P&T Audit Cat-III, Mumbai. The Committee will commence deliberation on

  1. Audit Re-organisation
  2. Misc.

 

The members and invitees may leave Mumbai by the 27th March 2012 Morning. All are requested to attend the meeting. 



Venue:           PANHALA, IA & AS STAFF QUARTERS

                      Visawa Guest House

                      2nd Floor, Near American School and

                      Dhirubhai Ambani School

                      B. K. C. Bandra East.

 

Contact:        Sri A. R. Khaparde

                      Mobile No: 09969422595

 

                                                                                Fraternally yours,

                                                        

         (G.C. PARIDA)

Secretary General







National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

(Recognised by C & AG of India Vide No.172/NGE (JCM)/14-2003 dated 15.06.2004)

 

Read with Circular No.7

No.NAF/22                                               Dated 21.02.2012

To

            The Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9, Deen Dayal Upadyaya Marg

            New Delhi- 24

 

Sub:     Audit Re-organisation : Maharastra State – Some suggestions-Reg.

Sir,


In course of discussion with the representatives of Apex level federations on Re-organising audit of GOI and states on 25th January 2012 in New Delhi, it was clarified that the Audit Re-organisation in Maharastra was complex issue and it would be dealt with separately. This view point is now contained in the C&AG Administration’s brief paper on Restructuring proposals para 3.2 (d) circulated in its website that states with functional as well as geographical distribution of charges between the AsG (Audit) i.e. Maharastra will be dealt on case to case basis.

In this context, I am directed to submit some suggestions which may kindly be taken into consideration in the scheme of audit re-organisation in Maharastra State.


A BRIEF ON FUNCTIONAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF CHARGES IN MAHARASTRA STATE:-


The state of Maharashtra is divided in five regions viz Vidarbha, Marathwada, Khandesh, Western Maharashtra and Konkan whereas, in the proposed re-structuring, there will be two audit offices in each State in the form of  one AG (Social and General Sector including Local Bodies) and the other AG (Economic and Revenue).

At present, there are four AsG in Maharashtra such as.i) PAG (Civil), Mumbai, ii) AG (Commercial), Mumbai, iii) AG (LBAA), Mumbai and iv) AG (Civil), Nagpur. Audit of State Receipts is done by PAG, Mumbai and AG, Nagpur. Audit of State PSUs is done by AG (Commercial), Mumbai and audit of LBAA is done by AG (LBAA), Mumbai having staff from Mumbai and Nagpur civil audit offices on deputation.

Further, as per the re-structuring module, audit of State PSUs will be transferred to respective AsG and staff of AG (Commercial), Mumbai will be accommodated within respective audit offices.

In civil audit comprising of Social Sector, Nagpur office is covering Vidarbha and Marathwada region where as Mumbai office is covering rest of Maharashtra. Similarly, the audit of PRI/LBAA is also conducted by Mumbai and Nagpur offices.

In State Receipt Audit, Nagpur office is covering entire Maharashtra for Land Revenue and Stamp Duty and Registration Fees while audit of  Sales Tax and Motor Vehicle Tax for Vidarbha region only.

The AG (A&E), Nagpur is compiling accounts of State Government in respect of Public Works, Irrigation and Forests departments falling under Economic Sector, for entire State of Maharashtra and also preparing annual Finance and Appropriation Accounts. The AG (Audit), Nagpur is conducting central audit of the above three departments for entire Maharashtra and local audit for Vidarbha and Marathwada region, and three Irrigation Corporations viz. VIDC, GMIDC & TIDC is done by Nagpur office. Moreover, central accounting system of AG (A&E), Nagpur is linked with RBI, Nagpur for monitoring budget etc.

As per some feedbacks received from our affiliated local unit of Nagpur, it is learnt that  in 1998, the then C&AG, during his visit to Nagpur, desired that redistribution of work between the audit offices at Mumbai and Nagpur should be considered so that the audit work at each station reflects the work done in the corresponding accounts office.

SUGGESTIONS

Basing on the above back ground we suggest that as there will  be no re-structuring of A&E functions and the departments like Public Works, Irrigation and Forests which fall under economic sector is with AG(A&E), Nagpur, it will be logical , rational and feasible that Economic sector  be allotted to AG, Nagpur or   in other circumstances Social Sector along with PRI including Urban Local Bodies as a whole may be allotted to this office. The audit of all departments falling under respective sector(s) will be conducted by respective Audit office covering entire Maharashtra State. Because fragmentation of sectors will do no good in interest of employees and work as well. Rather it may cause discontentment among the audit staff in Maharastra in general and in Nagpur in particular.

And we still hold this view as expressed in our Federation’s letter No. 20 dated. 27th January 2012 on the subject above that a detailed BLUE PRINT of each audit office where the audit re-organisation will take place may be given to National Audit Federation before it (Re-organisation) is implemented.

            With regards.

   Yours faithfully,

 

    (G. C. Parida)

Secretary General



National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

(Recognised by C & AG of India Vide No.172/NGE (JCM)/14-2003 dated 15.06.2004)


Ref.No.NAF/21                                                    Dated 03.02.2012

To

           The Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9, Deen Dayal Upadyaya Marg

            New Delhi- 24

 

Sub:    Re-organising audit of GOI and States: suggestions- Reg.

Sir,

 In addition to my earlier letter No. NAF-20 dated. 27.01.2012, I am directed to submit more suggestions alongwith some doubts which may please be taken in to consideration in the scheme of ensuing Audit re-organisation.

Doubts

Uniform pattern – Sudden change from traditional audit methodology to a new intervention of assurance based audit approach without experimenting in any of the states will create much confusion. State governments across the country does not follow uniform pattern in maintaining their departments. Hence there will not be any uniformity in the audit reports and functioning of audit department.

Sectoral integration – By doing sectoral integration in the states all of a sudden, the shuffling of staff in the Civil side will be a major problem. At present there are experts in each wing and by using them the audit is being conducted. New system demands such experts in each and every sectors.

Deployment of staff – Deployment of Commercial staff in various sectors is not clear as on date. Sectoral integration of Ministry/Department/SGO/Abs will result in distributing the PSUs in all the sectors which in turn demand for commercial hands in each and every sector. It may be clarified whether the staff in commercial side will be absorbed in the civil side or the statues quo will be maintained. If at all any decision to merge both the cadres, civil side will be the looser. If there is no merger of cadres, how the deployment of commercial staff in different sectors will be done?

Merging of LBA – There are so many A&E/other state employees working on deputation to LBA wing in every state. What will be the future of those staff? Whether they will be absorbed in the civil capacity? Merging of LBA with civil wing results in expelling of such staff, if not absorbed. How this will be done.

Selection of Ministries/departments – It was stated that the Ministries/departments will be categorized on the basis of risk factor. It is not sure how the departments will be covered and periodicity of audit of such departments maintained. Formation of parties and number of parties required for auditing each department is also not known till date. How the whole exercise will be completed before March 31st is also doubtful. At present all the wings are preparing audit plan for the next year as per the traditional method. If the system is to be changed from 1st April 2012, the work done by all these sections are waste.

Suggestions

    1. Sectoral integration of audit functions may be done in a phased manner. Eg. Select 2-3 states and implement the new idea as phase 1. If it is a success, this can be implemented in some more states in the coming years by rectifying the lapses if any.
    2. Different states follow different pattern of work allocation in ministries/departments. This requires flexibility in the system. Hence standardized pattern shall not be introduced.
    3. It should be ensured that all the ministries/departments will be audited within a span of five years.
    4. Fear in the public servants on being audited by the CAG at least once in five years shall be maintained so as to minimize the tendencies on making irregularities.
    5. Coverage of audit in maximum number of DDOs in each and every department should be ensured to uphold the Constitutional duty.
    6. A prospective five year plan for audit of ministries/departments in all the states shall be prepared before implementation.
    7. Though it was written as minimal movement of staff outside their current place of posting, it was stated that there will be no movement of staff outside their current place of posting. High respect should be given to this statement.
    8. Merging of Civil/Commercial cadres should not be acceded to.
    9. Meeting of additional staff requirement shall be revealed.
    10. No induction of A&E staff should be allowed.
    11. Strengthening of Central Audit Parities/Controlling sections with qualified/experienced hands should be taken care off.
    12. Auditors, Clerks/DEO cadre being the supporting cadres in the respective headquarters offices, filling up of these cadres may be given top priority. Competent Auditors, Clerk/DEO after putting some years service on being qualified through departmental examinations (viz. SAS) always proved as asset for the organization. They play a vital role in audit with their experience. Hence recruitment in the lower cadres shall not be stopped.
    13. There should be a proportionate increase in subordinate supporting cadres as per present staff standards.
    14. Promotion prospects of the employees of IA&AD shall be widened to attract more number of persons with high qualification and skill.
    15. Proposed location of PD(Central) offices shall be placed outside metro cities as those cities are already crowded with state central offices. Preference shall be given to state capitals which are not a metro city.

 

   Yours faithfully

   (G. C. PARIDA)

 Secretary General






National Audit Federation

Circular No.7                                                      Dated 28.01.2012


To,

All Unit Secretaries/Central Office bearers/Zonal Branch Secretaries/Departmental Council Members/Chief Patron/Patrons/Well wishers


Dear friends,


There was an urgent meeting convened by the Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India on 25.01.2012 at New Delhi. The meeting was scheduled to discuss the issue on re-organising Audit of Government of India and States. Maximum 4 representative each from all 4 Apex Level Federations such as National Audit Federation, All India Audit and Accounts Association, AO/Sr.Audit Officers Federation and AO/Sr.Audit Officer and Accounts Officers Federation were present in that meeting. From the National Audit Federation, L.S.Sujith Kumar, President, G.C.Parida, Secretary General, Amol Das, Asst. Secretary General and S.Prabhakar, Member Departmental Council had joined.

At the out set in the meeting, the Dy CAG briefed the matter on the re-organisation of Audit Offices. The briefing was based on an unsigned work paper which had been handed over to the Federation leaders shortly before the meeting. The brief proposal paper was a skeleton one (The work paper handed over by the CAG Administration is attached herewith).

On being asked, the Dy CAG indicated that the planned Audit re-organiation would take place with effect from 1st April 2012. By this re-organisation, Audit would move away from a function based Audit approach to a departmental based (or a sectoral based) audit approach and therefore, for the purpose, each audit office would be revamped and re-organised distributing the work on sectoral basis and reshuffling the staff accordingly. When the queries were put to the Dy CAG on any possible displacement of employees to be effected due to this re-structuring, assurance was given that there would be no movement of staff outside their current place of posting. By "minimalist" staff movement as mentioned in the work paper, it was meant 'no', the Dy CAG clarified.

It was explained in the meeting that the impeding re-organisation of Audit was aimed at to reshuffle the work on sectoral basis with out affecting the career and promotional prospects of the staff. So there was no alarming situation for the staff if the restructuring was implemented, the Dy CAG, specified. It was further, assured that if possible, there would be another meeting of all Apex level Federation leaders when more suggestions would be received on this re-structuring issue.

But despite the fact that there would be no staff displacement as assured by the CAG Administration, fear of staff displacement as it happended in case recent zonalisation of Railway Audit; creation of new Audit Offices due to re-organisation of States and more over in case of re-structing of 1984 looms large. There were plenty of unpleasant experiences that staff were displaced without their consent in these occasions.

There was a hint/indication in the meeting that in plea of expanding promotional avenues of the staff they would be moving to alter the present pyramidal structure of bureaucracy in IA&AD making the top big and thick instead of making the base flat and heavy. It means that the base level staff would be minimized and squeezed.

Therefore, it is thought at it will not wise on part of National Audit Federation to exclusively rely on the verbal assurances of the Administration in the case of displacement and career prospectus issues. Some times, the administration takes the consultation with staff leaders as confirmation. Hence, the federation has written letter to the Dy CAG to give a clear and comprehensive blue print of each/every Audit Office where the re-organisation will take place. Every member of the Federation should be rest assured that he/she will not be adversely affected by the ensuing Audit re-organisation. In other sense, we should be sure that how a particular Audit Office before re-organisation was looking like and how it will look after re-organisation of on 1st April 2012. And how will be positioning of staff vis-à-vis the work, be maintained, it would be distinctly clear to out members (Federation's letter is attached herewith). We doubt, State having more than one Audit Offices situated at distant place in its periphery may be affected. Hence, the distinct blue print of re-organisation of each Audit office is required. It will be improper to take risk.

Therefore, it is requested that the members must take this circular as most urgent; read the attached work paper on re-organisation vividly and submit their suggestions as quickly as possible in Federation Email (nauditf@gmail.com) or directly to the Secretary General. This should be given wide publicity in the field Units.


  Thanking You


   Awaited your suggestions.

                                                                                                                                                                           Fraternally Yours


G.C.Parida

Secretary General

                                               




Brief on Restructuring Proposals


1.            Background


Faced with a criticism on the traditional approach to transaction audit and with a desire to move towards an assurance based audit approach which would result in audit being an effective partner in providing good governance to the country, such restructuring had been proposed in many forums, important among these being the three AsG conference in 2005, 2008 and 2010.


2.    Principles of Restructuring

a.  Sectoral Integration – Hqs as well field offices (Horizontal). Moving away from a function based audit approach to a department based (or a sector based) audit approach.

b. Vertical Integration – CCO based audit – Audit of Ministry/Department, CGO/SGO,ABs and PSUs under the Ministry/Department.

c.    Minimal Reporting lines – Single ADAI for each AG          (Audit) in a State.

d.    Segregation of Central audit from State Audit.


3.    Restructuring for Audit of State Government


3.1        Structure at Headquarters

a.  Four ADAI will supervise audit of all activities of the State Governments within the States under their charge. The jurisdictions in terms of States will remain same as that of existing ADAI (RS-I, II, III and IV).

b.   Each of the four ADAIs will be supported by 2 PDs each looking after specific states within an ADAI's jurisdiction.

c.   Three SrAO/AO/AAO will report to each PD; one each drawn from Civil audit, SRA and Commercial audit stream.


3.2    Restructuring of State Audit offices


Currently the distribution of audited entities within various audit offices in a State or within various group charges in an audit office (State having one AG only) is based on functions, like Revenue Audit etc. Through this restructuring, the State audited entities will be redistributed between AG(Civil) and AG(C&RA)/ AG(W&RA) (as applicable) on sectoral basis. Generally, Audit of Departments/ Directorates and State ABs in Economic/Revenue sector to be transferred from Civil audit (now to be called 'Social and General Services Sector') to C&RA/W&RA (now to be called 'Economic and Revenue'). Similarly, some State PSUs to be transferred from C&RA offices (i.e. 'Economic and Revenue') to civil Audit offices (i.e. 'Social and General Services Sector'). Principles underlying this restructuring are as follows:

a. Minimalist movement of staff outside their current place of posting;

b.Two state audit offices in each State – AG(Social and General Sector including Local Bodies) and AG (Economic and Revenue) in lieu of AG (Civil) and AG(C&RA)/(W&RA), respectively;

c. In States having one AG office, sectoral readjustmentwithin various Group charges;

d. Audit of centrally sponsored schemes where State agencies are the implementing agencies will continue to be done by State AG;

e. Mainstreaming of LB Audit offices;

f. Six new PD (Central) offices to be created at Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Lucknow (tentative);

g. Audit of Central Government offices i.e. Revenue, Expenditure transferred to the respective PD (Central) and audit of Central ABs also to be transferred to MAB offices/ PD(Central);

h. Proposed Location and Jurisdiction of PD (Central) offices are Chandigarh (Punjab, Haryana, HP and J&K); Ahmedabad (Gujrat & Rajasthan); Chennail (Tamil Nadu & Kerala); Bengaluru (Karnataka & Goa); Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh, Orissa & Chhattisgarh); and Lucknow (tentative) (MP, UP, Uttarakhand & Bihar).


3.3   Accounts offices

ADAI (Accounts) will be responsible for overall supervision of the State (A&E) offices.


4.     Restructuring of the Central Audit offices


4.1  Central Audit would also be organized on sectoral basis. Apart from DAI, the existing four Deputy C&AG charges would be reorganized Sectorally into.

DAI (Economic & Infrastructure)

DAI (Social Services & Local Bodies)

DAI (General Services and Defence)

DAI (Central Receipt and Finance)


4.2 Field audit offices (offices auditing Central Ministries i.e. DGA(CE), PD(ESM) and PD(SD) and P&T/ Railways/Defence) would be given sectoral profiles and report to the DAI incharge of the sector.

     Similarly, PDCA offices will also be given a sectoral profile and report to concerned DAI


4.3 Six proposed PD(Central) offices will audit all Central Government Receipt and Expenditure (including ABs) in the States under their respective jurisdiction except expenditure under Centrally Sponsored Schemes.


4.4 There will be minimalist staff movement outside their current place of posting.


4.5 The proposed Sectoral DAI charges and the field offices reporting to them


DAI

(CRA & Fin)

 

DAI

(SS & LB)

 

DAI

(GS)

 

DAI

(E&I)

·  DG (CR), ND

· PD (C) Kolkata and Mumbai

· 6 New PD (C) offices


· DG (SS) (DGACE)


· PD (GS) – PD(SD)

· MAB (Bangalore)

· Defence Audit set up


· PD (Eco & Infra) – PD(ESM)

· 11 MAB Offices

· DG (P&T)

· Railways Audit Set up





National Audit Federation

 

No.NAF/20                                    Dated:27.01.2012

 

To

           The Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadyaya Marg,

            New Delhi – 24

 

Sub:     Re-organising Audit of GOI and States – regarding.

 

Sir,

I am directed to communicate that the discussion with you on 25.01.2012 in New Delhi on “Re-organising Audit of GOI and States” could not satisfy all our concerns on impending audit re-structuring due to want of a comprehensive and detailed blue print on it.  However, we were satisfied, when you assured that there would be no staff movement/displacement outside of their current place of posting to be effected due to this reorganization.  But we are still at a loss to understand as to how and how long the surpluses if any resulted due to reorganization will be adjusted in their current place of posting. 

Therefore, we want (a) a comprehensive blue print of each Audit office in IA&AD containing the sketch of adjustment of the surplus staff due to this reorganization where the reorganization will take place, (b) also the blue print should contain the career and promotion prospectus of employees because there is general fear that promotions will be squeezed  and virtually to be nil if this type of reorganization will be effected, (c) moreover, the entities remaining under the Social Sector and Economic Sector are to be redefined as because both the Urban Water Supplies and Rural Water Supplies and PWD Roads and Rural Roads are all parts of social sectors.  Therefore, they should remain in one sector i.e. Social & General Services Sector instead of two different Sectors (Social Sector and Economic Sector).

Awaiting a comprehensive Blue Print of the Audit reorganization of each Audit office early before it is implemented on 1st April 2012 as indicated by you in the meeting on 25th January 2012.

With regards.

                                                                  Yours faithfully,

                                                           Sd/-

                                                                  (G. C. PARIDA)

                                                                     Secretary General

 





Circular No. 6                                    Dated 23.12.2011

To

All Central Office Bearers / Zonal Secretaries / Branch Secretaries/ Departmental Council Members / Chief Patron / Patrons

 

Sub: 4 per cent of Assistant Audit Officers posts as Supervisors


Friends,


It is learnt from office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi that an order is being issued soon determining the quantum of Supervisor posts in Audit offices. The Supervisors, henceforth, will be 4 per cent of the total sanctioned strength of Assistant Audit Officers. It is also learnt that by this order there will be 72 additional regular posts of Supervisors. Earlier it was 8 per cent of the sanctioned strength of Section Officers and an additional 12 per cent of Section Officers in the deficit Audit offices, when there was 20-80 per cent formula of Section Officers and Assistant Audit Officers.

In our charter of demand we have demanded for 20 per cent of total sanctioned strength of Assistant Audit Officers as Supervisors.

There will be a thorough discussion on this issue in the ensuing National Executive Committee Meeting at Bhubaneswar.

 

Fraternally Yours

G.C.Parida

Secretary General, NAF






Circular No.5

No.NAF/  Circular-05                         Dated: 27.11.2011


To

All Central Office bearers/ Branch / Zonal Secretaries/ Departmental Council Members/ Chief Patron/Patrons/ Special invitees.

 

Friends,


The National Executive Committee Meeting of National Audit Federation will be held on 8th & 9th January, 2012 at Bhubaneswar (Odisha). It is organized by the East Coast Railway Audit Staff Association, Bhubaneswar (Odisha). After a brief inaugural meeting at 11.00 AM on 08.01.2012, the committee will commence deliberations on the issues of

 

    1. Organisational Fronts.
    2. Departmental Fronts.
    3. Central Government Employees Sector.
    4. Miscellaneous.

The members and invitees may leave Bhubaneswar by the 9th January 2012 Evening. All are requested to attend the meeting. The venue of accommodation will be intimated later.

                                                                                                          Fraternally yours,

                                                                                     Sd/-

                                                               (G. C. PARIDA)

                                                              Secretary General








Circular No.4                                          Dated 25.10.2011

 

To

All Field Unit Secretaries/Central Office Bearers/Zonal and Branch Secretaries/ Departmental Council Members/Patrons for information

 

Friends,

It is informed by some of our field units that the local inspection parties of their offices have been brought back to their offices and forced to sit idly. Reasons for grounding of audit parties are not distinctly spelt out. It is not known also whether there is any headquarters instruction to do so.

It is needless to say that Audit is a statutory function and it is the basic structure of the Constitution of India. Therefore, it cannot be altered or abrogated by any individual whims or wills.

There is a general perception now that the Comptroller & Audit General of India acting rightly and proactively in this age of scams and scandals. It is respected as one of the most important combative forces to check financial irregularities in both Government and PSU sector.

But this arbitrary act of withdrawal of field parties may likely alter this perception helping some dishonest crooks to grow fearlessly in Auditee units as there will be no fear of CAG audit.

It is therefore, requested to the field units to furnish the report in the format given below.

(a) What is the sanctioned strength of audit parities in their offices.

(b) Number of Audit parties in position

(c) How many field parties have been brought back to office and retained for how many days.

(d) How many officers/officials on audit duty have been disengaged.

This report should reach the undersigned in federation email ID (nauditf@gmail.com) within a week.

 

Happy Diwali.

Fraternally yours


G.C.Parida

Secretary General

  



          

  Circular No. 3                   Dated 15th October 2011

 

To

All Unit Secretaries/Central Office bearers/

Zonal and Branch Secretaries

 

Friends,

It is a fact that dilution of a thing makes it confusing and once one is confused its goal becomes unachievable. This has happened in case of Audit now. The dream, we the Audit employees had in 1984 at time of bifurcation has been totally swept away; and the expectations we had then have been fully belied. Audit is no longer superior. It is a myth. Our counterpart composite Association has damaged the Audit causes because, very often it deliberately confuses the Audit interests.

National Audit Federation with a sole objective to exclusively stand for Audit was formed almost 18 years ago. Most of the time of its life was the life of an un recognised Association. Thank God, amidst pulls and pressures it survived and National Audit Federation is now a recognised and strong front.

The year 2012 will be the year in which there will be head count of members of Association/Federation. Let us, therefore, appeal to all Audit employees sitting on other side of the fence to join National Audit Federation to make it the only forum to speak up for Audit causes more strongly than ever in both the Departmental and the National Council [JCM].

It is sure, this is achievable if we work for it concertedly taking guidance from our selfless Chief Patron, Patrons and well wishers.

            

MISSION BEGINS.............              

                              

Fraternally Yours,

                                                          

G C PARIDA,

Secretary General





Circular No. 2

 

Secretaries, Field Units / Central Office Bearers / Zonal Secretaries / Branch Secretaries / Departmental Council Members / Patrons / General members and well wishers.

 

 Friends ,

I present herewith a proposed work paper (which is learned as under consideration in CAG's Office) on re-organisation of audit offices of IA & AD. I seek your comments on this paper. Your comments, may be sent either in NAF email (nauditf@gmail.com) or post your comments in Members Forum of our web site.


Fraternally yours

 

G.C.Parida

Secretary General, NAF

 


 

Proposed work Paper on Re-Organisation

 

1         Goal 1: Integrating audit efforts

 

1.1      Background

 

Our audit arrangements in respect of entities under the Government of India (GoI) are organized primarily based on the nature of the entity, rather than on a sectoral perspective.

For example : While Ministries and Departments of Government of India are audited by the respective Principal Audit Offices (DGACE, PDAESM and PDASD for the Civil Side; DGADS, PDAFN, PDAOF on the Defence Side, the Railway Audit Offices etc.), the commercial undertakings under the administrative control of these Ministries/ Departments are audited by the MABs reporting to DAI(C). Units of Ministries/ Departments located outside Delhi are audited by the concerned State PAGs/ AGs, except in Mumbai and Kolkata, where they are audited by DGA(C)/ PDA(C), whose primary reporting relationship is, however, to DAI(RA). The autonomous bodies functioning under these Ministries/ Departments are audited by the respective Principal Audit Offices as well as State PAGs/ AGs, but are processed by a separate wing in Hqrs under ADAI(C&AB).

 

Problems with Existing Audit Organisation

 

Each audit office, and functional wing in Headquarters, is concerned primarily with audit of the units under its audit jurisdiction. There is lack of overall perspective for the Ministry/ Department as well as the sector. Currently, integration of audit perspectives across audit offices and functional wings takes place on an ad hoc/case to case basis, and effective integration depends to a large extent on the persons involved in such an exercise. While there are many successful instances of integrated audit across functional boundaries [1], in the absence of an institutional mechanism for integration, there are often cases of lack of adequate ownership for an integrated audit exercise. The current organizational structure does not facilitate creation of domain knowledge on a sectoral basis; such knowledge is restricted to individual pockets in different offices and that too to a limited extent.

 

This organization of audit offices may be contrasted with the organization of the auditee entities under GoI, where the administrative control of PSUs, autonomous bodies, as well as attached/subordinate offices (wherever located) rests with the Ministry/ Department.

 

1.2      Re-Organising Audit of GoI according to Ministry

 

In the light of the need for institutional mechanisms for integrated audit, the audit of entities under the GoI should be completely re-organised on the basis of the Ministry/Department, rather than on the nature of the auditee entity. The existing boundaries/divisions such as Civil/Defence/Railway Audit, Commercial Audit, Autonomous Bodies Audit should be done away with. This will provide a far better platform for integration, than the current structure.

 

Two issues are likely to be thrown up in the context of such a radical re-organisation:

 

Currently, commercial audit staff form a separate pool and are deployed for commercial audit of Central and State PSUs (with ad hoc deployment for certification audit of Central/ State Autonomous Bodies). Under the proposed re-organisation, these entities will no longer fall within a limited set of audit offices. In such a situation, the cadre of commercial audit staff will be deployed for all Audit Offices which require their services, particularly for certification audit and also for specialized sectoral knowledge (e.g. oil and gas); this should not be a major handicap.

The audit reports of the reorganized audit offices will be referred either to PAC or COPU (depending on the subject matter of the report). This is also not a major problem, as the auditee Ministries/ Departments deal with several Committees of Parliament (PAC, COPU as well as the Departmental Standing Committees) as part of their normal operational activities. The paragraphs/ chapters dealing with PSUs can be referred to the COPU (as in the case of Commercial Chapters in combined State Audit Reports in the North Eastern States). Further, the proposed Parliamentary Relations Unit will also handle co-ordination issues, if any.

 

1.3      Current Audit Organisation

 

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