NATIONAL AUDIT FEDERATION

Our Demands

 NATIONAL AUDIT FEDERATION

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

Charter of demands alongwith its explanatory note finalized in the 9th Biennial conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29th January 2014 to 31st January 2014 for discussion with Dy. CAG of India.

1.             Re-organisation of Audit offices

Explanation: As per the scheme formulated by Headquarters office in Madhya Pradesh during reorganization Economic & Revenue Sectors were allocated to A.G, Bhopal and General & Social Sectors were allocated to Gwalior office, but while implementing the scheme, P.W.D. audit which is in fact a part of general sector has been misclassified under economic sector and retained in Bhopal office. Hence it is demanded that PWD audit must be classified under General Sector and to retain at Gwalior office along with State Revenue branch to avoid dislocation of staff.

In Jharkhand office posting of officials in the office of the DG(Central) was not as per the directions of the Hqrs. office. Officers who were engaged in the audit of central units and in the vetting of Central Revenue and Expenditure audit material were posted to the state audit units and vice versa. Options were not called for, from any of the staff during trifurcation of audit offices instead posted in those offices compulsorily.

In Kerala as per order No.81 SMU/PP/Restructuring/5-2011 dated 21-03-2012 issued by PD(SMU), Director General (Central) office at Chennai was created with branch offices at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram to audit all receipts and expenditure of all Central Government Units. But the branch office mentioned at Thiruvananthapuram in the above order was shifted to Ernakulam causing dislocation of staff. Staff members who were functioning at Thiruvananthapuram office were forced to work under Cochin Branch office. Since there are so many Central Government  offices located at Thiruvananthapuram including Income Tax, Customs and Central Excise and other major offices, maintaining of a branch at Thiruvananthapuram is absolutely necessary.

We therefore demand for (i) implementation of re-organisation of Audit offices as per the objectives (ii) transparent policy for the posting in DG(Central) offices and (iii) rotation policy with roster of willing staff for posting officials to these offices wherever necessary (iv) branch office at Thiruvananthapuram may be re-established.

2.             Issues relating to AAO cadre

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

Explanation:      Fixation of Pay in the AAO cadre under IA&AD has been done in three different ways. (i) Fixation of Pay for staff promoted prior to 6CPC, (ii) staff promoted in between date on implementation & date of issue of order and (iii) staff promoted after 6CPC. While in first category, the pay was fixed in the cadre after applying the provisions of Rule 7 of RP Rules2008, in second category Rule 7 was applied after fixing their pay in the upgraded pre-revised scale (7500-12000). In the third category above, pay was fixed by applying provisions of Rule 13 of RP Rules 2008. The Pay of staff promoted in the second category was fixed at Rs13950 + Rs 4800= Rs18750 whereas the Pay of staff promoted in the third category was Rs 9300+Rs 4800=Rs 14100. In the first category, Pay of those staff who was drawing less than Rs 7500 in the pre-revised scale was fixed less than that of the second category. It shows that while there is a marginal difference between the first and second category, a huge difference of Rs 4650 is existing in between the second and third category on Pay alone. The total loss of pay plus DA as on date for the third category is more than Rs 9000.

After 6CPC, the direct recruited employees were given entry cadre minimum in all cadres. Such AAOs in the department are drawing Rs 13350 + Rs 4800 = Rs 18150 forming the fourth category of staff in the AAO cadre. This clearly shows the anomalous situation in the AAO cadre. Since, the favourable decision taken on the entry cadre minimum issue in the departmental anomaly committee was rejected by the Finance Minister, we demand the CAG to consider the promotions after passing SAS examination, which are mandatory for both direct recruits and departmental candidates, are to be treated as fresh recruits in the post of AAO and grant Entry Cadre Minimum Pay to all AAOs.

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

Explanation:      Persons getting promotions in quick succession between 01.01.2006 & 28.08.2008 are drawing less pay now than that of their juniors in the department. The Finance Ministry has already given clarification to the Controller General of Defense Accounts and the Railway Ministry that a government servant has the option to have his / her pay fixed from the date of his / her second promotion if he / she has been granted two promotions / upgradations between 01.01.2006 & 28.08.2008. On a request letter sent by this Federation in this context, the C & AG administration has sought clarification from the Finance Ministry. Now delay in settling the issue causes financial losses to the senior employees. Since, the Finance Ministry have not issued clarification till date on this issue, we demand that such employees may be allowed to exercise option according to the earlier clarifications issued by the Ministry in this regard.

3.             Pay parity with Central Secretariat Service

a.   Restore parity with CSS and Grant GP Rs 4600 to Sr. Auditors.

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 yet again disturbed from 15.09.2006. This issue was settled by the 6th CPC has again been reopened by the finance ministry. Hence we demand granting of grade pay Rs 4600/- to Senior Auditors with effect from 01.01.2006.

b.      Implement Arbitration award 2004.

Explanation:      Reference is invited to our letter No.-94 dated. 04.07.2013 wherein we have requested the C & AG management to urge upon the Ministry of Finance to accept and implement the award of Arbitration dated. 24.08.2004. In reply to this, the C&AG management has informed that the award of Arbitration is under the process of rejection in both the houses of parliament. As per our information, the award of Arbitration has not yet rejected by the parliament. Hence we request the C&AG to implement the Arbitration Award 2004 without further delay.

4.             Supervisor promotion

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

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

Explanation:      Due to the deficiencies in the AAO cadre in many offices, C&AG has decided to operate additional 6% of AAOs cadre in the cadre of Supervisors taking total Sanctioned Strength in supervisor cadre to 10% of the regular sanctioned strength of AAOs as a temporary measure. Further it was also stated that the promotion to the cadre of Supervisors against the additional 6% posts of AAO is subject to reversion as and when eligible SAS qualified officials are available. The clause should be mentioned invariably in the promotion orders.

National Audit Federation is of the view that the experience of a person in a particular field can not be replaced with anything. It is an accepted argument that a person with experience can excel than a person with academic qualification. NAF ever since its inception demands for seniority promotion and very much thankful to the CAG of India in partially full filling our demand by increasing supervisory cadre to 10% sanctioned strength of AAOs. Reports received from various states shows that the performances of the supervisors are commendable and are also contributing immensely to the Reports of the CAG. We demand the percentage of promotion to the cadre of supervisor may be increased to 20 % to that of the Sanctioned Strength of AAOs to compensate the deficiencies in that cadre. It is also demanded that the ‘reversion clause’ in the promotion orders to the post of Supervisors shall not be included as it has become a ‘sword of Damocles’ to the supervisors

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

Explanation:      The cadre of SO/AAO has been revamped after 6th Pay Commission. Till then the post of Section Officer and the post of Supervisor were identical and in the pay scale of 6500-10500 with same status as Gr-‘B’ Non Gazetted. Presently the post of Section Officer no longer exists as it has been merged with AAOs becoming a single cadre of AAOs with Grade Pay of Rs 4800/- and with Gr-‘B’ Gazetted status. Since the Grade Pay of Supervisor has already been Rs 4800/- and equal to that of AAOs there wont be any financial implication. Hence the Supervisor cadre earlier identical with Section Officer in Pay scale and status may also be granted Gr-‘B’ Gazetted status and re-designated as AAO.  Moreover, the post of Sr. Auditors in IA & AD is classified as Gr-‘B’ Non Gazetted. And it is therefore, ironical, that the Supervisor being a promotion post from Sr. Auditors is also Gr-‘B’ Non Gazetted making the Supervisor and Supervised equal in status.

Under these circumstances we demand that eligible Sr. Auditors may be promoted to the post of AAOs under 20 % seniority quota and the nomenclature of Supervisors to be changed as AAOs for all purposes, with necessary amendments may also be done in the Recruitment Rules, if required.

5.             Grant Grade Pay Rs 5400 to Hindi Officers

Explanation:      In accordance with the recommendation of the 6th CPC, similarly designated posts existing outside the Central Secretariat Official Language Services (CSOLS) cadre in various subordinate offices of the Central Government have been granted the same scale as those granted to CSOLS. Various Ministries, Controller General of Defense accounts etc. already revised the pay scales of official language posts in line with the above orders and the cadre of Hindi Officer was granted Grade Pay Rs 5400 in PB3 but the same was not implemented in IA&AD. During a discussion with the Dy. CAG of India on 25-07-2012, it was replied that this issue would be examined if any such order will be submitted by the Federation in this regard. However even after producing the requisite orders, the same has not been implemented till date. Hence it is demanded to grant Grade Pay Rs 5400 to Hindi Offices without delay.

6.             Issues relating to Auditor cadre

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

Explanation:      The pay parity of Sr. Auditors with Asstts. 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 yet again disturbed from 15.09.2006. Moreover the issue which was settled by the 6th CPC has again been reopened 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 strongly demand for parity of pay scales and grade pay of 4600/- to Senior Auditors from 01.01.2006.

b.      Grant GP of Rs 4200 to Auditors

Explanation:      After restructuring of cadres in IA & AD w.e.f. 01.03.84 the combined cadre of Auditors, Section Officers and Audit Officers was bifurcated maintaining a ratio of 20:80. ie. Auditor : Sr. Auditor (20:80), SO:AAO (20:80) and AO:Sr.AO (20:80). This arrangement was upheld by 4 th & 5 th C.P.C., but the position has been changed while implementing recommendations of 6th C.P.C. The 20 percent segment of Section Officers and Audit Officers are now upgraded to Grade pays of Rs 4800 and Rs 5400 (which are allowed to 80 per cent segment) respectively. We therefore demand that since 20 per cent segment of Section Officers and Audit Officers are upgraded the same may also be extended to 20 per cent segment of Auditors.

c.       Posting of Auditors in field parties

Explanation:      The structure of field Audit party in the department was 1 AO/Sr. AO, 2 AAOs/SOs and one Auditor/Sr.Auditor. But because of the shortage of Auditors, field offices were not in a position to post auditors in every field parties. Now, the department has started the process of recruitment in the cadre of Auditors, almost all the field offices have sufficient auditors as on date and further recruitment is also undergoing. Moreover, the field offices are also facing difficulties in making seating arrangements and furniture to the new recruits. Since today’s Auditor is tomorrows Audit Officer, we demand that instructions may be issued to all field offices to include at least one Auditor/Sr. Auditor to all field parties.

7.     Promotion to Data Entry Operator as Console Operator/Auditor.

Explanation:      Direct recruitment to the post of Data Entry Operator was introduced in IA&AD since 2010 and it was stated on their appointment order (para 9) that “On successful completion of the probation period and after rendering requisite length of service with satisfactory service records, he/she will be eligible for promotion to the higher post of Console Operator in the Pay Band-I with Grade Pay of Rs 2800 and Sr. Console Operator in the Pay Band – 2 (9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs 4200)”. Even after a lapse of 4 years, no orders have been issued by the C&AG of India regarding the promotion scheme of DEOs. It was understood that the Recruitment Rules for Console Operator has not been framed/approved yet. The employees in the DEO cadre are jeopardizing. We therefore demand that necessary orders for the promotion of DEOs recruited directly be issued without delay. We also demand to consider granting of promotion to DEOs in the cadre of Auditors also.

8.             Revival of SAS/RA/CPD Examinations

a. Withdraw negative marking scheme from SAS/RA examinations.

b. Reduce pass mark to 40 per cent.

c. Provide unlimited chances for SAS Examination

Explanation:      Negative marking scheme was introduced in the SAS/RA examinations from 2013. The result of the examinations all over India was desperate as the pass percentage has touched all time low of 4 per cent. A review of the poor pass percentage in the above examination results was requested by NAF and it was understood that the CAG has given directions to conduct a review but the outcome of the same is not known to our federation. In the previous system employees were given unlimited chances to clear Part II examinations after passing Part I of SAS examinations. Keeping in view of the low pass percentage due to the introduction of negative marking scheme and acute shortage of staff in the AAO cadre we demand that the negative marking scheme shall be scraped SAS/RA examinations, permit unlimited chances to pass SAS examinations and reduce pass percentage to 40 per cent from existing  50 per cent.

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

Explanation:      SAS/RA examinations were revamped by the CAG in the year 2010 and a new system of Computer Based Test with multiple choice questions was introduced. The new system was welcomed by the employees of this department as the erstwhile system was lacking transparency. The staffs were on the presumption that the newly implemented SAS/RA examination is an online examination and hence there will not be any element to doubt on the transparency of marking scheme.  Of late it was found that the new system of SAS/RA examinations is not online but an ‘online like’ examination.  In an online examination, the response of the candidates will be checked automatically and instantly. The result will be shown immediately to the participating candidates reducing their anxiety. In order to reduce the anxiety of the candidates and to ensure transparency, we demand that the SAS/RA/CPD Examinations shall be conducted online and the results shall also be shown immediately after completing the examination by the candidate.

e.      Permit Multi Tasking Staff also to appear for SAS examinations.

Explanation:      Multi Tasking Staff were appointed recently in almost all the offices under the C&AG through one time recruitment system done locally. It was instructed that the candidates possessing higher qualification shall be given preference for the low profile job. Around 2000 Multi Tasking Staff were appointed during 2012-13 with high educational qualifications ranging from graduates to technically qualified in MCA, MBA etc. Presently they are performing their assigned duty as MTS without any failure. Their promotion chances are very low in the present scenario in this department through seniority/exam quota to Clerk/Typist and Auditor posts. In order to utilize these qualified hands in a better way in the department we demand to permit them to appear for the SAS Examinations after giving requisite relaxation on existing rules. If needed, amendments regarding may also be made in the recruitment rules.

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

Explanation:      Presently, SAS passed candidates from Accounts & Entitlement offices are allowed for deputation and eventual absorption in any of the Audit offices of their choice. This benefit has not been extended to the AAOs/SAS passed employees from Audit side though column 11 of recruitment rule in respect of Assistant Audit Officer permits Assistant Audit Officers or Subordinate Audit Service Examination passed staff from any other Audit office of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department as first choice whereas the deputation of SAS passed candidates from A&E offices are only a failing which clause to the first choice. But overlooking the first choice, the CAG Administration has sponsoring SAS passed candidates from Accounts & Entitlement Wing for deputation and eventual absorption in the Audit Stream. We therefore strongly demand for the promotion of SAS passed candidates from Audit stream to any Audit office of their choice based on Deputation/Absorption clause (1) under column 11 Promotion in respect of rules regulating the method of recruitment in the field offices of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department to the post of Assistant Audit Officers notified by the MOF under G.S.R.18 dated 10-January 2013.

9.             Revival of Departmental Examinations

a.       Grant one incentive increment after passing DCT & SAS

Explanation:      While 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. In the case of Incentive Examination for Senior Auditors and Revenue Audit Examination AAOs one advance increment is being allowed. Similar incentive of granting one increment for passing DCT by Auditors and SAS should also be given.

b.  Introduce MCQ pattern for Departmental Examinations and SAS selection test also

Explanation:      As the prestigious SAS examination and other RA/CPD examinations conducted by the department are computer based examinations with multiple choice questions a demand has come up in general for introduction of MCQ pattern examinations for other Departmental Examinations viz. DCT for Auditors, selection test for SAS examinations etc. We request the C&AG to consider MCQ pattern for all examinations conducted by the department.

10.         Transfer issues

a.      Restore Unilateral Transfer.

Explanation:      Ban on the unilateral transfer in the department was due to the acute shortage of staff in various field offices. Through recent recruitments every office is having sufficient staff in the lower level. But because of the all India recruitment policy of SSC, the number of outside state staff in every office is increasing and thus the demand for lifting of ban on unilateral transfer become very significant. IA&AD is the only department where ban on unilateral transfer still exists. New recruits under IA&AD are quitting their job in IA&AD for taking any low profile jobs at their home states only because of the ban on Unilateral Transfer. Thus the total effort and resources put in by the officials in IA&AD (both at Hqrs office and field level offices) has become a national waste. Man hours spent for the scrutiny of dossiers/records, postage expenses, time and expenditure towards training of new recruits etc. are become unproductive when they quit the job even without completing their probation period. Those who are left out in the department are dejected and disheartened as there is no hope for them to reach their home state.  Lifting of ban will certainly boost the morale and build confidence among the new recruits. Hence we request the CAG to lift the ban on unilateral transfer atleast in a phased manner to avoid erosion of manpower and to give the newcomers a hope/chance to return to their home state in future.

b.      Withdraw unjustifiable conditions from mutual transfer.

Explanation:      Reference is invited to the guidelines on mutual transfer issued by Hqrs office vide circular No.16 staff wing/2013 dated 6-06-2013 wherein certain conditions to be followed while processing mutual transfer were laid down.  As per para (viii) of the guidelines “Mutual transfer may be permitted only once in the entire service career of an official”. This is an unwarranted and unjustifiable condition. We request the CAG to withdraw the above condition.

11.         Issues related to sports persons

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

Explanation:      Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training has issued a Consolidated Instructions on incentives for sportspersons vide order dated 3-10-2013. Since this order has not been endorsed by the C&AG of India, the same has not been implemented in the field offices. We request the C&AG to affix required endorsements at the earliest since a number of sports persons in our department are beneficiaries of the above orders.

b.      Revise allowance for sports persons.

Explanation:      Revision of allowance for sports persons have already been discussed in several meetings with the Dy. CAG and DG (Staff). Assurance was given in every meeting that the same will be revised within a month or so. We regret to say that the above assurance has not been fulfilled. Hence we once again demand for immediate revision of allowances to sports persons and request not to demoralize the outstanding sports persons of our department who are also the ambassadors of IA&AD.

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

Explanation:      Presently, C&AG office directs the Staff Recreation Clubs through local administrations to initiate the proceedings for the recruitment of sports personnel only in those sports/games disciplines listed by the Hqrs. office. Selection of sports disciplines at the local level on their choice other than which circulated by hqrs. is not possible. This system is forcing the local Administration/SRC to recruit sports personnel only in certain disciplines even if it is not required. Hence, we demand to allow field offices to select sports disciplines from the list of sports circulated in the DOPT circular dated 03-10-2013.

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

Explanation:      The general ethical requirements prescribed for civil servants in India as enunciated in the CCS Conduct Rules and the particular requirements of auditors, including auditors professional obligations comprises the Code of Ethics for the IA&AD. The code describes about the integrity, independence, objectivity and impartiality an auditor should maintain during his duty. It also tells about the professional secrecy and competence of the Auditor. We appreciate the efforts taken by the C&AG to enlighten the Auditors in keeping professional ethics. At the same time the code insists the auditor to prepare statements shown there as Annexure I & II and get the same signed by the head of the audited entity. We believe that professional ethics are to be strictly followed by every individual in IA&AD and not to get it certified from any individual, who do not keep ethical values (not a general statement). We strongly demand the C&AG not to insist on the directions issued to get certified the annexure (I&II) given in the code of ethics for the IA&AD from the heads of audited entity.

13.         Other important demands

a.       Expedite settling of TA claims and granting of Tour Advances

Explanation:      Touring is a part and parcel of audit department and is liability to the audit staff. Every audit is conducted by performing tour by the designated officers and exclusively for performing official duty. Officers in various field offices now a day spending money from their salary and in certain instances arranging personnel finances for meeting tour expenditure. Field offices are facing it difficult in granting Tour Advances due to the financial cut. Settling of TA claims are also taking months and even more than a year in certain offices. Curtailing of fund from Traveling Expenses will only delay in performing the primary duty of the IA&AD. We request the C&AG to grant adequate fund for meeting Travel Expenses in the field offices and to direct to expedite the settling of TA claims of the Touring officers.

b.      Grant Tribal area Allowance to Jharkhand office staff.

Explanation:      As per Scheduled Areas (State of Jharkhand) Order, 2007, a notification issued by Ministry of Law and Justice on 11/04/2007, whole area of Jharkhand State including the whole of Area of Ranchi District was notified as Scheduled Area. On the basis of the recommendations of the 6CPC, GOI has issued orders for the revision of Tribal Area Allowance on 29th August 2008. Though the allowance is being drawn by all employees of Central Government offices situated in the state, the same is denied to the employees of IA&AD. CAG’ s administration denied this facility to IA&AD staff by showing provisions in the Ministry of Finance, Office Memorandum dated 17-07-1998 which is two years prior to the birth of the state of Jharkhand. It may be noted that the condition existed in the above notification as para 4 in the said orders “This allowance shall cease to be admissible in those States where it has been discontinued for the State Government employees w.e.f. the date(s) of such discontinuance and shall be admissible at the revised rates only in those States where such allowance continues to be extended for the State Government employees” has been excluded in the revised letter issued by the ministry of Finance dated 29th August 2008 while implementing the recommendations of the 6CPC. It may also be noted that Jharkhand a newly created state (28th state) of India born on 15th November 2000 attained the status of Scheduled Areas vide Government notification on 11 April 2007 only and hence the order prior to this is not applicable to that state. Other Central Government offices which are paying Tribal Area Allowances are Income Tax office (which is directly under the control of Finance Ministry), Central Excise & Service Tax, Central Bureau of Investigation, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Indian Institute of Natural Resins & Gums, etc. (copies of the relevant orders are enclosed for reference). It is therefore demanded to issue necessary orders for the payment of Tribal Allowance to all employees of IA&AD posted in the state of Jharkand without delay.

c. Stop assigning survey works to audit employees during performance audits

Explanation:      In most of the All India performance audit reviews of Social Welfare schemes the audit parties are being entrusted with the job of beneficiary survey/interview. In majority of the schemes the beneficiaries are from far off rural places and reaching them is a tedious task as the places are some times not connected by public transport and are located in very remote villages. The availability of departmental person for Witnessing is also a factor. It is therefore requested to give directions to the concerned officials not to insist on such beneficiary survey/interview and if necessary the available data from National Sample Survey Organisations can be utilized.

d.  Provide open pass to visit Ministerial offices in New Delhi and State Capitals to those officials who are doing liaison works regularly with those offices.

Explanation:      Officials of IA&AD situated in New Delhi are frequently visiting the offices of the Ministers and other Government of India offices for official purpose. It was reported that every day they have to spend more than an hour for getting pass for these visits in such offices. Similar is the situations in the field offices located in state capitals. Instead of obtaining visiting passes daily, a privilege pass may be issued through which the entry into such offices can be permitted. It is therefore requested that the matter may be taken up with the concerned Government authorities and privilege passes may be issued to those staff who are on official duty to other government offices.

e.      Provide quality uniforms to MTS.

Explanation:      It has been brought to the notice of this federation that the cloths provided for uniform to the Multi Tasking Staff in certain field offices are of poor quality. It is therefore requested to issue directions to all field offices to supply quality cloths for uniform to Multi Tasking Staff.

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

Explanation:      In many field offices the Audit parties are sent on tour for 90 days. The employees face problems due to their family obligations. The Audit parties may be allowed to come back at headquarters on 2nd or 3rd Saturday and submit the draft Audit reports along with key documents on next Monday and take transit on Monday night, thus the employees will stay with family members alteast for 3 days in a month at the cost of only one working day. This issue was discussed with the PD Staff on 15-07-2011 and it was assured that this would be examined in consultation with the concerned PAsG/AsG. Hence we again demand to issue comprehensive instructions may be given to field offices inorder to discharge the family obligations of the employees.

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

Explanation:      Offices under the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are now a day becomes very lively with new recruits. Accommodating newly recruited staff with sufficient seating arrangement, furniture, chair etc. is a big problem for already congested field offices. Field offices are in short of space and other basic requirements. It is therefore requested to allot sufficient fund to provide infrastructure facilities to the staff of field offices.  








NATIONAL AUDIT FEDERATION 

  Agenda with Explanatory Notes submitted to the Deputy C & AG 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.         Endorsement of Civil classification of Group-A, B and C status.

 

Explanation:- As per India’s Gazette notification dated 9th April 2009, there has been classification of civil posts according to grade pays. Civil posts carrying grade pay of 4200/- and 4600/- have been classified as Group-B while post carrying grade pay of 5400/- are identified as Group-A. Therefore, there should be immediate endorsement and implementation of this gazette notification by the headquarter office classifying the civil posts in IA & AD accordingly. This gazette notification has been published after consultation with the hon’ble C & AG of India. The demand was discussed in the Agenda meeting with Deputy C & AG on 12.01.2012 and was positively assured. 

 

8.         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.

 

9.         Compassionate ground appointments.

 

Explanation:- The lack of compassionate appointments in IA & AD has become alarming. The dependants of deceased employees are living in very hard situation. This has become the most disappointing happening in every field office of the department. In the agenda meeting with deputy CAG on 12th January 2012 it was assured that a comprehensive guideline on compassionate appointment would be issued. Therefore we demand for an immediate action to fill up the compassionate posts.

 

10.      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

 

11.      To fix the pay first on the upgraded pay.

 

Explanation:- Some scales of pays such as the pay scales of the Senior Auditors (5500-5500) and SO & AAOs (6500/- & 7450-7500) have been upgraded according to 6th CPC. We now demand while fixing the pay in the revised scale of pay as on 01.01.2006, the pay should be fixed on the pre-revised pay first, no matter if one has crossed Rs. 6500/- in respect of Senior Auditors & Rs. 7500/- in respect of Assistant Audit Officers on this day.

 

12.      Filing up vacancies

 

Explanation:-  The vacant posts in various cadres, within the sanctioned strength are also not being filled up and kept vacant till now, resulting in the strength of Men in Position to one fifth of requirement in almost all the offices.  This has adversely affected the quality of Audit and smooth discharge of the constitutional obligatory duty of the Department.  With the increased stress over Performance Audit, a good number of personnel are diverted to works relating to Performance Audit, thereby keeping a good percentage of auditee units in Civil, PWD, Revenue wings etc uncovered for years together.

It is also suggested, that the Hon’ble Comptroller and Auditor General of India may take up the recruitment process under his power and according to the needs of the Department create its own Recruitment Board like Railway Recruitment Board.

 

13.   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.

 

14.      Place Auditors in Pay Band II with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-

 

Explanation :- The 6th CPC has placed the Auditors of I.A & A.D with UDC’s of other Department/Ministry in the Pay Band – 1 of Rs. 5200 – 20500 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/-

In early 70’s, the post of UDC in I.A & A.D was redesignated as Auditors considering the Special Nature of work carried out, which was evaluated by the Hyderabad Institute of Management Studies and accepted by Government.  Here it is pertinent to state that the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Auditor is graduation in any stream through competitive examination followed by Departmental Confirmatory Examination.

However, the 6th CPC while placing the staff working in organization outside Secretariat viz. Head Clerks/Assistants (Un-organized sector), and Primary Teacher (Part-B, Section-2 of the Gazette Notification dated 29th August, 2008) and  Technical Supervisors in Department of Posts, Professional/Statistical Assistant & UDC in charge (Part-C, Section-2 of Gazette Notification dated 29th August, 2008) etc. in Pay Band – 2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- had ignored Auditors of I.A & A.D though the above cadres were also equally placed in the pay scale of Rs. 4500 – 7000 in the pre-revised scale. Since the work carried out by Auditors of our Department is of specialized/technical and arduous in nature and due to ignorance the above facts by the 6th CPC and Government, the post of Auditor of I.A & A.D has been downgraded instead of being upgraded. We, therefore, demand that the Auditors of I.A & A.D be placed at Pay Band – 2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-  w.e.f 01-01-2006.

 

15.      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/Mutual Transfer may be restored.

 

16.   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).

 

17.    Implementation of 4 per cent 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. 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.

 

18.    (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. 

                                                                                               

 

         

(G. C PARIDA )

    SECRETARY GENERAL 






 NATIONAL AUDIT FEDERATION 

Charter of Demands alongwith its explanatory Notes finalized in the  8th  biennial conference of National Audit Federation held at Gwalior from 28th August to 30th August 2011 for discussion with the Hon’ble Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

1. (a) Fixation of pay in pre-revised upgraded scales to those Assistant Audit officers promoted after 29.08.2011 and pre revised upgraded pay of Rs.6500 minimum to Senior Auditors as on 01.01.2006.

Explanation:- In pursuance to the headquarters orders, the pay scales of SO/ AAO promoted between 01.01.2006 and 28th Aug. 2008 have been fixed with reference to the fitment table in the pre-revised upgraded pay scales of 7500-12500 at the stage of 7500 and given the benefit in the revised scale at 13950/- in PB-2 with grade pay of 4800. But such benefit was not extended to Assistant Audit Officers promoted after 29.08.2008.

(b) As per sixth central pay commission also, the pay scales of Senior Auditors have been upgraded from 5500/- pre-revised basic pay scales to 6500/- and the grade pay 4200/- have been fixed on basis of upgraded pay scale of 6500-10500/-. Therefore we demand the pay scale of Senior Auditors needs to be fixed at stage of 6500 with corresponding revised running pay band of Rs.12090 plus Rs.4200 Grade Pay as on 01.01.2006 and promoted between 01.01.2006 and 29.08.2008. 

2. Merger of 20 percent segment of Auditors with Senior Auditors and grant appropriate pay.

Explanation:- After restructuring of cadres in IA & AD with effect from 01.03.1984 the combine cadre of auditors, section officers and asst. audit officers was bifurcated and 80 per cent post were upgraded. The arrangement was upheld by 4th and 5th CPC. But the position has been changed while implementing recommendation of 6th CPC. The 20 percent segment of the section officers and audit officers are getting equal grade pay of 4800/- and 5400/- respectively allowed to 80 percent segments. If according to decision taken by the council of ministers of Govt. of India, 20 percent segment of SO/AO can be upgraded why the same decision will not be taken for 20 percent segment of Auditors ? We therefore, demand the honorable C & AG while carrying out restructuring should upgrade the post of auditors and grant pay band and grade pay allowed to Senior Auditors.

3. Grant grade pay of 4600/- to Senior 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, but since the power center controlling the Senior Auditors are sitting in 9 Dindayal Upadhya Marg parity is denied to the Senior Auditors.

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 has been thrown to dustbin. 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.

5. Cadre review of Stenographers

Explanation:- The recommendation of 6th CPC vide para 3.1.3 and 3.1.14 may be kept in view in the above context. We demand that the cadre structure of stenos should be as under.


Steno grade III-(PB-1) GP-2800         30  percent total cadre strength

Steno grade II (PB – 2) GP-4200       30  percent total cadre strength

Steno grade I (PB – 2) GP-4600        20  percent total cadre strength

PS to A-PD (PB - 2) GP-4800            20  percent total cadre strength


The Private Secretaries should be allowed grade pay of 5400/- after putting 4 years of service in the grade.

6. Grant of one increment for DCT/SAS

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 benefiting 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 increments is being allowed now. Similar incentive of granting one increment for passing DCT by Auditors and SAS should be given. 

7. 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.

8. Entrust Local Bodies and PRI Audit to Civil Audit Officers.

Explanation:- The headquarter office has established a separate office viz. O/o the Senior DAG (LB) and PRI which is working as an independent office in which cent  percent staff borrowed from A.G. (Audit) or A.G. (A & E) has been deployed on deputation basis. During last 3 to 4 years the sanctioned strength of Audit Offices has been reduced in phased manner and the posts have been transferred to LB and PRI Audit Offices.

It is not understood as to why an independent Audit Office is needed and extra expenditure on account of deputation allowances is being incurred.

We therefore demand that instead of forming a separate independent office, it should be made a part of Civil Audit Office. Since it involves extra items of work, additional staff may be sanctioned and to meet out the requirement available staff from A & E offices may be taken on deputation basis.

9. Endorsement of Civil classification of Group-A, B and C status.

Explanation:- As per India’s Gazette notification dated 9th April 2009, there has been classification of civil posts according to grade pays. Civil posts carrying grade pay of 4200/- and 4600/- have been classified as Group-B while post carrying grade pay of 5400/- are identified as Group-A. Therefore, there should be immediate endorsement and implementation of this gazette notification by the headquarter office classifying the civil posts in IA & AD accordingly. This gazette notification has been published after consultation with the hon’ble C & AG of India.

10. 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 initial 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.

11. Pay arrears from 01.01.1996 to 18.02.2003 to Auditors/Senior Auditors/ SO/AAOs.

Explanation:- The Govt. of India has revised the pay scales vide order No. F6/82/E-III (B)/91 stating that the arrears shall not be allowed between 01.01.1996 to 18.02.2003. The order has been challenged by the employees of Railway Department and the Hon’ble Patna High Court has held that cash payment to few employees from 01.01.1996 and notional fixation to others is discriminatory and legally incorrect. Hence positive decision in this matter is to be taken as per court judgment.

12. Increase ‘Supervisor’ cadre to 20 percent of the total sanction strength of Assistant Audit Officers.

Explanation:- As per the existing order, promotion to the post of supervisors in Audit has been restricted to 8 percent of the total sanctioned strength of section officers. But when the Section Officers post haven merged with AAOs and the SO and AAO cadre have become one with one sanctioned strength, therefore the supervisor promotion quota is to be fixed accordingly. Regrettably this 8 percent posts of supervisor have not been filled in so far. Moreover, we demand, promotion to the supervisor is to be 20 percent of the sanction strength of AAOs instead of 8 percent.

13. Allocation/Disbursement of sufficient fund for the payment TA/DA to field offices on account of TA/DA claims.

Explanation:- There has been huge accumulation of arrears of TA/DA claims in every field audit office of I & AD. The non-payment of TA/DA due to shortage of fund on TA head is creating resentment among audit staff. Therefore, sufficient fund is to be allocated to field audit offices for the disbursement of pending TA/DA bills.

14. To re-introduce examination for Assistant Audit Officers for promotion to the IA & AS cadre.

Explanation:- Earlier there was examination for promotion of the AAOs to the post of IA & AS cadre. This examination had been apparently stopped now. This should be revitalized in the IA & AD to get the adequate number of meritorious young, and experienced departmental candidates for IA & AS.

15. To give equal opportunity of place of posting/absorption as per choice to audit employees after passing SAS/SOG (Audit) exam at par with A & E employees.

16. To felicitate Group-B and C employees on Republic Day every year for excellent/ outstanding contribution.

Explanation:- There is practice in Government of India particularly in service sectors who felicitate their employees for their good contribution. No doubt it is a fact that there are a large number of employees in audit who contribute excellently to the department. Therefore, the employees having good and outstanding contribution in work are to be honoured/felicitated on Republic Day of India by the department, in order to boost their morale and commitment.

17. Compassionate ground appointments.

Explanation:- The lack of compassionate appointments in IA & AD has become alarming. The dependants of deceased employees are living in very hard situation. This has become the most disappointing happening in every field office of the department. Therefore we demand for an immediate action to fill up the compassionate posts.

18. Sports quota appointment.

Explanation:- It is heartening that actions have been taken by the department to fill up the sports quota posts in audit. But it observed that very often the experts’ opinions in such appointments are not being sought in field offices. We therefore demand that experts in case of such sports quota appointment are to be engaged.

19. 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. were 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



20. To fix the pay first on the upgraded pay.

Explanation:- Some scales of pays such as the pay scales of the Senior Auditors (5500-5500) and SO & AAOs (6500/- & 7450-7500) have been upgraded according to 6th CPC. We now demand while fixing the pay in the revised scale of pay as on 01.01.2006, the pay should be fixed on the pre-revised pay first.

 


G.C.Parida


Secretary General, NAF


Charter of Demands

    1. Fixation of pay in pre-revised upgraded scales to those promoted after 29 August 2008 as per 6th CPC.
    2. Merge 20 percent segment of Auditors and grant appropriate pay.
    3. Grant grade pay of Rs 4600/- to Senior Auditors with effect from 1 January 2006.
    4. Grade pay of Rs 5400/- to AAOs and Private Secretaries after four years of service.
    5. Cadre review of Stenographers.
    6. Grant one increment to DCT and SAs Exams.
    7. Promotion to the post of AAOs should be treated as fresh appointment.
    8. Entrust Local bodies and PRI audit to Audit Offices.
    9. Endorsement of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ Cadres
    10. Anomalies due to implementation of ACP/MACP orders.
    11. Pay arrears from 1 January 1996 to 18 February 2003 to Auditors, Senior Auditors, Section Officers/Assistant Audit Officers.
    12. Bringing of audit parties at Headquarters for at least 3 days in every month.
    13. Disturbance in pay parity of Senior Auditors with that of Assistants of Central Secretariat after the acceptance/implementation of 6th CPC.
    14. Increase supervisory cadre to 20 percent of the sanctioned strength of AAOs.
    15. Allocation/disbursement of sufficient fund for the payment of TA/DA to filed offices on account of increased TA/DA claims.
    16. Re-introduce examination for AAOs for promotion to the IA&AS Cadre.
    17. Give equal opportunity of place of posting/absorption as per choice to Audit employees after passing SAS/SOG (Audit) Exams at par with A&E employees.
    18.  Felicitate Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ employees on Republic day every year for excellent/outstanding contribution.
    19. Compassionate ground appointment.
    20. Sports quota appointment – Expert opinion required.
    21. To fix the pay first on the revised upgraded pay before fixing pay on revised pay as per 6th CPC.

Resolution

    1. Exempt Dearness Allowances from Income Tax.
    2. Strengthen the Institution of Indian Audit and Accounts Department.
    3. Upgrade the rate of interest of GPF.
    4. Grant of next increment after fixation of pay in the 6th CPC revision for those employees with less than six completed months on 1st July.
    5. Increase the GIS premium rate.

Demands and Resolutions finalized in 8th Biennial Conference. 

























 

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