NATIONAL AUDIT FEDERATION

Correspondence

No.NAF/2014-16/22                                                            Dated : 06.08.2014


To

Smt. Ajanta Dayalan,

Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General,

Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9 – Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,

New Delhi. 110 124.


Sub:     Congratulations on elevation as Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General

Madam,

It gives me immense pleasure to extend, on behalf of the National Audit Federation, our heartiest congratulations and sincere greetings on your elevation to the post of Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General. I wish you a good, glorious and eventful tenure as Chief of Staff in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

There are certain benefits which were denied to the employees in IA & AD making them feel inferior to their counterparts in the Central Secretariat Service. Non-implementation of cadre restructuring, denial of Grade Pay of Rs 4600/- to Sr. Auditors; Rs 5400/- to AAOs after completion of four years with vertical relativity to AOs and Sr.AOs are some among them. We are confident that all these issues will be addressed during your tenure in this esteemed post.

Hoping for a positive change.

With regards,

                                                                                                    Yours faithfully,

 





OFFICE OF THE

COMPTROLLER & AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA,

9 Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg, NEW DELHI - 110 124

 

Circular No.29-Staff Wing/2014

No.105-Staff(Entt.-I)/204-2012.

 

DATE 25 JULY 2014

 To,

1. All the Heads of the Department in IA&AD,

(As per mailing list except overseas offics

2.The Director General (Headquarters) – Local

3. The Director General (Commercial-I) – Local

 

Subject:    Exercise of option to switch over to the revised pay structure in case of promotions in quick succession earned during the period between 01/01/2006 to 29/08/2008.

 

Sir/Madam,


Attention is invited to this office Circular No.30-Staff/2012 issued vide No.1068- Entt.I/204-2012 dated 30/08/2012 whereby the mode of fixation of pay was clarified in case of two promotions earned in quick succession between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2008 in terms of the provisions under CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. Consequent upon issuance of this circular several references from the field offices have been received citing that similarly placed persons in Ministry of Railways and Controller General of Defence Accounts have been permitted to opt for fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure from the date of their second promotion by the Ministry of Finance.

 

2. The matter was referred to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure wherein the same has been examined in consultation with DoPT and it has been held that as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, a Government shall be allowed the option to have his pay fixed from the date of promotion his second promotion, if he has been granted two promotions/upgradations between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2008. In such cases, however, the Government servant concerned will not be entitled to draw any arrears of pay w.e.f. 01/01/2006 till the date of option.


3. It is requested that the persons who have earned two promotions in quick succession between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2008 may be permitted to exercise their option for fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure from the date of his second promotion. The option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in such cases must be exercised within one month from the date of issue of this circular.


4. This supersedes the Headquarters Circular No.30-Staff/2012 issued vide No.1068- Entt.I/20/2012 dated 30/08/2012.


5. Receipt of this circular may please be acknowledged.

 

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(V.S.JADON)


Asstt. Comptroller & Auditor General (N)






No.NAF/2014-16/21                                                            Dated : 18.07.2014


To

The Dy. Comptroller and Auditor General,

O/o the Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9, Deenadayal Upadhaya Marg, New Delhi – 110124.


Sub:   Restoration of pay fixation benefit on promotion from the post of SO to AAO during the period 01-01-2006 to 29-08-2008 – Granting of the benefit to AAOs of IA&AD on the basis of clarification issued by the DOPT, GOI – reg.

Ref:     Circular No.LC/AN/XIV/14142/OA-489/2011/S.V.K.Naidu dated 08-07-2014

Sir,

Kind attention is invited to the circular cited (copy enclosed) issued by the Controller General of Defence Accounts. An OA was filed by Shri. S. Vijaya Kumar Naidu and 12 other Assistant Audit Officers of the Defence Accounts at the Hon’ble CAT Bangalore praying for restoration of pay fixation benefit of 3% allowed to the applicants on their promotion grade after 01-01-2006 and consequential benefits upon restoration of pay fixation benefit. The OA was allowed by the Hon’ble CAT and after getting approval from the Department of Personal & Training, the Ministry of Law & Justice and the Ministry of Finance, the Controller General of Defence Accounts have issued the circular cited for general implementation of the restoration of pay fixation benefit to all similarly placed persons promoted between 01-01-2006 and 29-08-2008.

Similar issues in IA&AD was pointed out by this federation in several instances, but was not rectified by the department till date. In this connection, kind attention is also invited to the minutes of the meeting of this federation with the Dy. Comptroller and Auditor General on the 1st November 2013 where by we have raised the same issue as our demand No. 2 – “Promotion from erstwhile SO to AAO between 01.01.2006 to 29.08.2008 to be restored”. It was then informed by DAI that such cases had been regulated in view of the provisions of CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and guidelines issued by the GoI. Now, since the similar issue was settled by the CAT and was implemented by the CGDA giving benefit to all such employees after getting approval from controlling ministries, we request the Dy. Comptroller and Auditor General to issue orders for the restoration of pay fixation benefit with all consequential benefits to all similarly placed officials on promotion from the post of SO to AAO during 01-01-2006 to 29-08-2008, which was withdrawn earlier, without further delay.

Thanking you.

                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,






No.NAF/2014-16/19                                                            Dated : 27.06.2014


To

The Director General (Staff),

O/o the C&AG of India,

9 Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,

New Delhi – 110124.


Sub:     Formulation and implementation of HR policy in the department –  reg.

Ref:     No.665- Staff (App.I)/33-2009 dated 19-05-2014.


Madam,


With reference to your letter cited, to appraise the field level staff and their associations about the important and updated developments in the area of HR policy of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, I would like to place on record our sincere gratitude for your earnest efforts. At the same time I would like to express our serious concern on certain areas mentioned in your letter.

You have mentioned that any perspective plan for the staff which attracts most attention is a comprehensive cadre review. While appreciating your views, I would like to mention that ours is the only federation which has repeatedly been demanding for the cadre review in IA&AD since 2006 and I am glad that the CAG had directed to conduct a comprehensive cadre review of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ cadres in the year 2008. But after a lapse of 6 precious years the cadre review in IA&AD has reached nowhere. During the last 6 years, major departments under the Government of India viz. Central Secretariat Service, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Indian Railways etc. have restructured their cadres more than once. Those cadre restructurings have resulted in upgradation of cadres, creation of thousands of posts and quickening of promotional avenues to the officers and staff in the respective departments.

Creation of non IA&AS Group ‘A’ service cadre, Audit Manager, Recruitment Rules for Sr.Adr/Sr.Accts and Adrs/Accts. are some of the proposals lying in the Ministry of Finance for approval since 2012. Recruitment to the post of DEO was initiated four years back with the announcement that after completion of three years service they will be promoted to the post of Console Operator. But the promotion for the directly recruited DEO is an enigma now due for want of RR for Console Operator.

Addressing the gaps in the AAO cadre through SAS examinations were successful till the beginning of 2013 but after introduction of negative marks, this has become almost stand still. Recruitment in the cadre of Auditors through SSC have done a great help in filling up of vacancies in that cadre but the department has failed to retain those young, talented, energetic and carrier oriented newly recruited Auditors. Nationalised Recruitment policies of the Staff Selection Commission and adamant stand of the headquarters office on unilateral transfer have attributed to some extend to this erosion. Every year more than 5000 new entrants are joining this department. Even after spending valuable man hours for the recruitment process, expending lakhs of rupees on their training, more than 20 per cent of the new recruits are leaving this prestigious constitutional institution to secure other employment in their home town.

Keeping in view of all the above situations and the light of constitution of the 7th Central Pay Commission, our federation had requested the Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General to issue directions to expedite the cadre restructuring in IA&AD during our last agenda meeting on 1st November 2013. The 7th Central Pay Commission has already started functioning and is working on a fast track for its implementation w.e.f. 1-01-2016. Hence, I once again request the CAG Administration to accelerate the process of cadre restructuring in order to achieve more and more service benefits to the Officers and Staff of IA&AD.

Thanking you.

                                                                                       Yours faithfully,



 

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No.NAF/2014-16/18                                                            Dated : 27.06.2014


To

The Dy. Comptroller and Auditor General,

O/o the C&AG of India,

9 Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,

New Delhi – 110124.


Sub:     Lowering of pass marks in SAS examinations – reg.

Ref:     No.255/02-Exam/Progr/SAS/RA/I/CPD/Annual/Aug 2014  Dated:01-04-2014

Sir,

Introduction of negative marks in SAS examinations have reduced the pass percentage to less than 5 on the last two occasions. We had demanded lowering of pass marks to 40, withdrawal of negative marks, online valuation of answers etc. But the Competent Authority decided only to lower the pass and exemption standard from 50 per cent to 45 per cent in SAS Examination with effect from the Main/Annual SAS Examination scheduled to be held in August 2014.

We welcome the decision of the Competent Authority partially, considering the genuine demands of the SAS aspirants.  In this connection, I would like to invite your attention to the fact that negative marks were introduced in SAS/RA examinations w.e.f. August 2013 and were applicable for the supplementary examinations conducted during February 2014 also. Candidates who had secured more than 45 per cent marks in some of the papers of those examinations were not declared passed in those particular papers due to the higher pass & exemption standard. Lowering of exemption standard w.e.f. August 2014 without considering the above two batches will demoralize the SAS aspirants and also will not be fair. Hence, it is requested that the decision taken to lower the exemption standard from 50 per cent to 45 per cent in SAS Examinations may be made applicable retrospectively from August 2013 (from the date of introduction of negative marks). This benefit may please be made applicable to RA/incentive examinations also.

Yours faithfully,








No.NAF/2014-16/17                                                            Dated : 27.06.2014

To

The Dy. Comptroller and Auditor General,

O/o the C&AG of India,

9 Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,

New Delhi – 110124.

 

Sub:     Guidelines on Transfer and Posting of Gr ‘B’ & ‘C’ staff  –  reg.

Ref:     No.1- Staff Wing/2014 No. Staff (App-III 63-2013) dated 06-01-2014

Sir,

     In compliance to the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order date 31-10-2013, Comptroller and Auditor General of India has directed the field offices to constitute 3 Member Committee to recommend the transfer and posting of all Group B & C staff. It was also directed that the details of the Boards along with the guidelines on transfer and posting and posting orders are to be uploaded on the official websites of the concerned offices.

The above initiative at the instance of the Hon’ble Supreme Court was to bring transparency in the matter of transfer and postings of officers and staff at all levels and to ensure minimum tenure of their posting. However, it is observed that no representatives of any of the recognized association at the office level were included in the said committee and hence the spirit of the order to bring transparency in the matter of transfer and posting of officers and staff has been defeated. It is therefore, requested to issue directions to all field officers to include one representative from each recognized associations in the said committees.

Further it was also observed that many of the field officers were neither framed guidelines for Transfer and Postings nor uploaded the posting orders in the official websites. Directions may also please be issued to ensure the implementation of the above orders in Toto.

                                                                                      Yours faithfully, 




                                                                                  



OFFICE OF THE

COMPTROLLER & AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA,

9 Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg, NEW DELHI - 110 124


No.622-Staff-(JCM)/1-2014

 Date:23-06-2014


 To

Sri L S Sujith Kumar

Secretary General

National Audit Federation

K/42 B K Dutt Colony

Jorbagh Road, Near Jorbagh Metro Station

New Delhi 110 003


Subject: Restructuring of State Civil Audit offices-request for meeting-reg.


Sir,


I am directed to invite a reference to your letter No.NAF/2014-16/09 dated 08.04.2014 on the subject cited above and to inform you that the request of your association to grant a meeting on the restructuring was sympathetically considered by the competent authority but not acceded to.


Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(S Ullah)

Senior Administrative Officer (JCM)



No.NAF/2014-16/16                                                            Dated : 23.06.2014

To

Shri Subhan Ullah,

Senior Administrative Officer (JCM),

O/o the Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9- Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,

New Delhi – 110124.


Sub:     Courtesy meeting with DG(Staff) – Reg.

Sir,

With reference to the Headquarters letter No. 608-Staff (JCM)/1-2014/Vol-1 dated 19-06-2014, I am to intimate herewith the following four names of representatives of our Federation (NAF) who will take part in Courtesy Meeting with the DG(Staff) on 27th June 2014 at 11.30 A.M.

1.         Shri Taizuddin Ahmed           -           President

2.         Shri L.S. Sujith Kumar           -           Secretary General

3.         Shri Amol Kumar Das            -           Addl. Secretary General

4.         Shri Rakesh Sharma                -           Assistant Secretary General

 

            With regards,

                                                                                       Yours faithfully,










No.NAF/2014-16/13                                      Dated : 17.06.2014

To

Shri. Narendra Modi,

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

            National Audit Federation, the apex body of all field level recognized associations of category II & III employees in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department extend our hearty congratulations to you on your assuming office of the Prime Minister of India. The thumbing majority you have received in the general elections shows how much faith the people of India is having on you. We believe that under your leadership India will become financially strong and powerful country.

As you are aware that the august institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the watchdog of Indian exchequer, is substantially contributing to the better management of money and finances by way of regular, independent, unbiased and meticulous review and reporting various schemes and departments of the government through Indian Audit & Accounts Department (IA&AD). After the independence, the CAG is successfully delivering its constitutional duties and provides a critical link between the Executive, the Parliament and the people. But during the last few years there were unwarranted criticism, against this Constitutional authority stating that the CAG had exceeded its mandate. This is only because the CAG has unearthed certain irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation, Coal mining Sector, Commonwealth Games etc. the Government representatives also criticised that the Constitutional authority is exceeding its limit.

To curtail the powers of CAG and its field audit units the fund allocation to its field offices was also reduced by the earlier government and also denied proposals for career prospects for its employees on flimsy grounds. The proposals for cadre restructuring, creation of posts under non IA&AS Group ‘A’ cadre, creation of post of Audit Managers in IA&AD etc. are a few among those lying in the Ministry of Finance for approval and notification since 2012.

The 7th Central Pay Commission was constituted by the earlier government for revision of pay and allowances of the Central Government employees. Since the DA has already crossed 100 per cent mark, there is a genuine demand from the employees for the merger of 50 per cent DA with the Basic Band Pay w.e.f. 1-1-2011 when the DA crossed 50 per cent mark. There were instances in earlier occasions that the government has granted similar benefits to the employees. As the submission of report by 7CPC will take at least another 20 - 24 months and the cost of living is escalating day by day, the Central Government employees are finding it difficult to meet both ends together with their salaries. Hence we request you to issue necessary orders to grant the merger of 50 per cent DA with Basic Pay and to grant 15 per cent interim relief to the Central Government employees and staff. 

It is understood from the media that the government is going to take harsh measures to improve the financial situation of the country. In this connection, it is worth to note that every year CAG is presenting its audit observations in the form of Audit Reports before the Parliament and State Legislatures. Some of the observations point towards underassessment of taxes or specific loss to the exchequer (Rs 2,51,219.58 crore during 2012-13) which requires recoveries from the concerned parties by the executives.

It is pertinent to state that the recoveries effected on this account was reported to be only marginal (2.2 per cent during 2012-13). Effective recovery at the instance of audit can earn the government more than ten thousand crore rupees every year. Recoveries made by the government at the instance of audit during the last 3 years reported are as shown below:

Financial yearTotal amount reported by audit on under assessment of tax / loss to exchequerTotal amount of observation accepted by the Government / DepartmentsActual recovery made at the instance of Audit

(Rs in crore)
2010-11 97623.2538184.924446.61
2011-12 79213.5227780.053356.94
2012-13 251219.5836219.205537.04

In order to strengthen the financial position of India, we request you to issue directions for effective recovery of the under-assessed taxes and loss to the exchequer along with other taxations.  It is also requested to issue directions to all the concerned to honor the audit observations of the CAG in its true perspective.

We shall also be grateful to you, Sir, if you could direct the Finance Ministry to clear all those pending proposals from the CAG at the earliest which will be a boon to the audit employees. Once again we congratulate you and wish your team a grand success.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,


 






No.NAF/2014-16/14                                                       Dated : 17.06.2014


To

Shri. Arun Jaitley,

Hon’ble Minister of Finance of India,

New Delhi.

 

Respected Sir,

National Audit Federation, the apex body of all field level recognized associations of category II & III employees in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department extend our hearty congratulations to you on your assuming office of the Finance Minister of India. I would like to bring to your notice certain genuine demands of the Central Government employees.

The 7th Central Pay Commission was constituted by the earlier government for revision of pay and allowances of the Central Government employees. Since the DA has already crossed 100 per cent mark, there is a genuine demand from the employees for the merger of 50 per cent DA with the Basic Pay w.e.f. 1-1-2011 when the DA crossed 50 per cent mark. There were instances in earlier occasions wherein the government had granted similar benefits to the employees. As the submission of report by 7CPC will take at least 20 - 24 months and the cost of living is escalating day by day, the Central Government employees are finding it difficult to meet both ends together with their salaries. Hence we request you to issue necessary directions to grant merger of 50 per cent DA with Basic Pay and to grant 15 per cent interim relief to the Central Government employees and staff.  We also request you to enhance the limit for Income Tax exemption to Rupees Five lakh.

We may also bring to your kind notice that the Comptroller & Auditor General of India had submitted proposals for cadre restructuring along with creation of certain posts under non IA&AS Group ‘A’ cadre, creation of post of Audit Manager in IA&AD to the Ministry of Finance for approval and notification long back in 2012. These proposals are still pending with your ministry. We shall be grateful to you, Sir, if you could take necessary actions to clear all those pending proposals from the CAG at the earliest which will be a boon to the audit employees.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,










No.NAF/2014-16/11                                                       Dated : 02.06.2014


To

                The Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

                9, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,

                New Delhi – 110124

Sir,

                Sub: Grade Pay 5400 to AAOs on completion of 4 years – reg.


                Kind attention is invited to the letter No. 61(79)/E.III(B)/2014-RTI dated 13th May 2014 enclosed herewith on the subject cited.

                Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, has replied to RTI application submitted by Ms. Divya V.V. that “Grade pay of Rs.5400 after completion of 4 years is applicable to those who are working as Assistant Accounts Officers (Group B) in the GP Rs.4800 in Defence Accounts Department, Ministry of Defence”.

                Assistant Audit Officers working in this department are demanding for grant of Rs.5400 to AAOs after completion of 4 years service since the implementation of 6CPC. The statement of the Ministry shows that AAOs working in Defence Accounts Department are also eligible in getting such benefit along with their counterparts in Central Secretariat, railway etc. It is therefore, requested to issue necessary directions for the implementation of granting Grade Pay of Rs.5400 after completion of 4 years to AAOs of IA&AD w.e.f. 01-01-2006.

                Since, this positive act from your good self will place the officers and staff of IA&AD in a much better position in the ensuing 7th Central Pay Revision and will vindicate our stand on pay parity with CSS, I request you to take immediate action.

                Thanking you in anticipation.


                                                                                                 Yours faithfully,

Encl: As above







No.61 (79)/E.III (B)/2014-RTI

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

E.III-(B) Branch

New Delhi, the 12th May 2014


To,

                Ms. Divya V.V.,

                Mathil Vadassery Road

                Mathil PO, Payyanur Via,

                Kannur Dist,

                Kerala – 670307


Subject: Application seeking information under RTI Act, 2005 – Reg.


                I am directed to refer your online application dated 09.04.2014 on the aforementioned subject and to state that Grade Pay of Rs.5400 after completion of 4 years is applicable to those who are working as Assistance Accounts Officers (Group-B in the GP Rs.4800) in Defence Accounts Department, Ministry of Defence.


2.            The Appellate Authority is Sh. Amarnath Singh, DS (ES.III B), Room No. 74C, North Block, New Delhi, Telephone No.23095683. Appeal if any, may please be preferred within 30 days of the receipt of the above reply.


Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(Manoj Kumar)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India & CPIO

Copy to:


PA to US & CPIO (E.III B Branch)







No.NAF/2014-16/09                                                              Dated : 08.04.2014


To

The Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General/Administration & Staff,

Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9, Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg,

New Delhi - 110024

Sir,

Subject: -  Restructuring of State Civil Audit offices – request for Grant of meeting to National Audit Federation to discuss various issues – reg.


Reference: - 

(1) NAF/47, dated 06/08/2012 

(2) NAF/73, dated 06/02/2013 

(3) NAF/79, dated 22/04/2013 

(4) NAF/104, dated 17/09/2013 

(5) NAF/2014-16/06, dated 14/03/2014


Restructuring of Audit offices on Sectoral basis was done with effect from 1st April 2012 by entrusting independent charges of General & Social Sector to one of the Accountants General and Economic & Revenue Sector to the other Accountant General of each State except in Maharashtra. Frustrated on exclusion of Maharashtra state from uniform implementation of policy, employees of Nagpur AG’s office have represented to the CAG and requested this federation to take up the matter with the headquarters office. We, as the apex level organization, written several letters (under reference 1 to 5) and discussed the issue with the Dy. CAG on an agenda meeting held on 25th July 2012. It was assured in the agenda meeting that the matter will be discussed separately with the Federation. Headquarter office without granting audience to this federation or to the concerned local associations, discussed with the Accountants General concerned and issued orders after two years on 3rd March 2014 for the restructuring in Maharashtra in the line of implementation made in other states. Now the matter has again been backtracked and it is informed that the order dated 3rd March 2014 would not be implemented.

In this connection, I am directed to submit the following for your consideration:


1. The Scheme of restructuring was not a demand from the employees but was virtually imposed without offering any opportunity to the staff associations to give suggestions.

2. We have put forward several suggestions and pointed out certain difficulties faced by the employees during implementation in Madhyapradesh, Maharashtra and other states. Unfortunately, headquarters office has not considered any of those suggestions.

3. We have also requested to grant us opportunity to discuss problems aroused out of implementation of Audit Restructuring. However, it was neither denied nor granted.

4. Frustrated employees of the affiliated units at Nagpur, Mumbai and Gwalior have served notices for agitation through proper channel. Timely intervention of this federation on several occasions has delayed their agitation on the trust that the problem can be resolved through bilateral negotiations.

5. Situation in the above offices is such that the resentments of the employees are on a high side and there is a possibility of loosing control at any time. We are optimistic that the problems can be resolved through bilateral negotiations. Else, the staff associations may not be held responsible for disturbance of peace and harmony in the office atmosphere.

6. Associations and Federations are recognized as per CCS(RSA) rules 1993 to promote harmonious relations and securing the greatest measure of cooperation between the employer and the employees in matters of common concern and with the object of further increasing the efficiency of the public service combined with the well being of those employed. It is a platform for constructive dialogue between the representatives of the staff side and the official side for peaceful resolution of all disputes between the Government as employer and the employees.

I, therefore, request you to kindly grant us an early date for discussion in the matter in order to pacify tensed situation and to bring back peace and harmony in the affected field offices. We would like to present constructive suggestions to mitigate the difficulties and anomalies on restructuring of Audit offices.

With regards,

  Yours faithfully

 



Encl: Copies of letters cited above for ready reference.





OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER & AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA, 10-BSZ MARG, NEW DELHI 


No.255/02-Exam/Progr/SAS/RA/I/CPD/Annual/Aug_2014

 Date:01-04-2014

Examination Section

 To

 All concerned IA&AD Offices

 RTIs/RTCs/NAAA/iCISA & Director (P)


Subject: Lowering pass standards in Subordinate Audit/Accounts Service (SAS) Examination.


Sir/Madam,


As per Para 5 of Staff Appointment wing Circular No.17-NGE/2010 issued vide No.632-NGE(App)/24-2010 dated 07.06.2010, the minimum aggregate marks required to pass any paper of SAS Examination is 50 per cent. A candidate who scores 50 per cent marks in any paper of SAS Examination is treated “Passed” as well as “Exempted” from future appearance in that paper of the SAS Examination. The Competent Authority has now decided to lower the pass and exemption standard from 50 per cent to 45 per cent in SAS Examination with effect from Main/Annual SAS Examination scheduled to be held in August 2014.


This may be given wide publicity so that the eligible candidates are informed accordingly.


Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.



Yours faithfully

Sd/-

Principal Director/Exam




No.NAF/2014-16/08                                                            Dated: 01.04.2014

 

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9 Deen Dayal Upadyay Marg, New Delhi – 110 124

 

Sir,


Sub: Disappointing results in the SAS / RA Examination March 2014 – reg.


The employees of IA&AD are very disappointed and disheartened with the results of the SAS/RA examinations published on 24th March 2014. Kind attention is invited in this regard to the letter submitted by our federation on 17th September 2013, just after the publication of results of SAS/RA examinations held in August 2013.  We have demanded for the withdrawal of the practice of imposing negative marks and also submitted certain constructive suggestions through demand number 8 in the charter of demands submitted by us vide letter dated 10-03-2014. Unfortunately none of the suggestions were considered by the administration. As we all know, there is acute shortage in the AAO cadres in every office and it affects the functioning of the department very badly. Hence these vacancies are to be filled up at the earliest.


Information gathered from our affiliated units shows that the result of SAS/RAE 2014 is poorer than the result in the year 2013. In fact, it is the poorest result ever published. Non-declaration of result immediately after completion of the examination in a computer based MCQ online type examination has lost transparency in the valuation and the negative marks have also demoralized SAS aspirants. Forcing of serving employees to score more than 50 per cent marks to pass under a system that impose negative marks in a departmental examination is unkind, discouraging and less productive. I, therefore request you to withdraw negative marks, reduce pass mark to 40 per cent and revalue the examination results 2014 to improve pass percentage.


Keeping in view of low pass percentage in the SAS/RA examination 2013 & 2014, I request you also to convene a meeting of recognized federations to discuss the examination system in our department in detail and to make suggestions for improvement of pass percentage in SAS/RA examinations.


Thanking you in anticipation.

                                                                                                              Yours faithfully,









No. NAF/2014-16/06                                          Dated: 14.03.2014


The Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9 Deen Dayal Upadyay Marg, New Delhi – 110124.

Sir,

           

Sub: Sectoral Restructuring of the Offices of the Accountants General, Maharashtra -  reg.

 

Sectoral Restructuring of the Offices of Principal Accountant General (Audit)-l, Maharashtra, Accountant General (Audit)-II, Maharashtra and Accountant General (Commercial Audit)-III, Maharashtra was done in partial modification of office orders No. 123 SMU/PP/Restructuring/5-2011 dated 29 March 2012, 154 dated 10 April 2012 and 166 dated 17 April 2012, with immediate effect vide order NO.64 SMU/PP/ Restructuring/5-2011 dated 3-03-2014. However, this order, issued by the CAG, has been kept in abeyance till further orders vide office order no. 86 SMU/PP/Restructuring/5-2011, dated 12 March 2014. The issuance and abeyance of the above orders has disturbed the peaceful working atmosphere in both the offices. Employees of both the offices are in agitational mood. An early amicable solution to relax the tensed situation in these offices is highly appreciated.

I request you to grant us an emergent meeting to discuss the various issues relating to the implementation of Sectoral restructuring of Audit offices in the state of Maharashtra.



                                                                                      Yours faithfully,





No. NAF/2014-16/05 Dated: 10.03.2014

To

The Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg,

New Delhi – 110 124.

 

Sir,

Sub : Agenda Meeting – Reg.

 

I am directed to submit herewith the charter of demands as finalized in the 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29th January to 31st January 2014 with a request to grant an Agenda Meeting of the office bearers of Federation with you on an early date to discuss and settle these demands.

            With regards,


                                                                                      Yours faithfully,






No. NAF/2014-16/02 Dated: 08.02.2014


To

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India

9, Deen Dayal Upadhay Marg,

New Delhi - 110 124


Sir,

Sub: Forwarding of resolutions passed in the 9th Biennial Conference.


I am directed to forward the following resolutions passed in the 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29th January 2014 to 31st January 2014.

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

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

Resolution No.3 - Implement Cadre restructuring in IA & AD.

The Conference unanimously resolved to bring the above burning issues of the employees of IA & AD to the authorities, I request you to consider these issues favourably and directions regarding may be issued without delay.


With regards.

Yours faithfully,










No. NAF/2014-16/03 Dated: 08.02.2014


To

The Secretary,

Department of Personnel & Training

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,

North Block, New Delhi


Sir,

Sub: Forwarding of resolutions passed in the 9th Biennial Conference.


I am directed to forward the following resolutions passed in the 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29th January 2014 to 31st January 2014.

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

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

The Conference unanimously resolved to bring the above burning issues of the employees of IA & AD to the authorities, I request you to consider these issues favourably and directions regarding may be issued without delay.


With regards.

Yours faithfully,







Resolution No. 1

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

The 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29-01-2014 to 31-01-2014, unanimously resolved to urge upon the Government of India to sanction Interim Relief of 15 per cent (Band Pay plus Grade Pay) to all central government employees and staff in view of the uncontrolled price hike of essential commodities.

It is understood that the government is to revise the rate of dearness allowance from 90 per cent to 100 per cent w.e.f. 1-01-2014. This conference has resolved to urge the government to issue orders for merger of 50% Dearness Allowance from the date DA crossed 50 per cent (ie. 01-01-2011) to pay to all central government employees along with the grant of revised Dearness Allowance.

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

 

     Sd/-                                                                                           Sd/-

President                                                                         Secretary General




Resolution No.2

Concern over the rejection of demands by the Government of India

The 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29-01-2014 to 31-01-2014, expressed its serious concern over the rejection of genuine demands of the employees of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department duly approved and forwarded to the Finance Ministry by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. CAG is a part of Indian Parliamentary Democracy and the staff of this organization does its work for the interest of the nation without fear or favour, no matter which party or persons govern this country. Hence, this conference unanimously resolved to urge upon the Government of India to reconsider all those genuine demands of the employees of IA&AD placed before it in its true spirit and without any further delay.

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

 

     Sd/-                                                                                       Sd/-

President                                                                    Secretary General




Resolution No.3

Implement Cadre restructuring in IA&AD

The 9th Biennial Conference of National Audit Federation held at Puri, Odisha from 29-01-2014 to 31-01-2014, observed that the last cadre restructuring done in IA&AD was only during 1987 and hence it unanimously resolved to urge upon the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to implement the much expected Cadre restructuring in IA&AD in line with the cadre restructuring implemented in the other departments viz. Central Secretariat Service, Central Board for Direct Taxes, Central Board for Excise and Customs etc.

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

  

    Sd/-                                                                                    Sd/-


President                                                                    Secretary General






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

No. NAF/ 2014-16/ 1                                                                          Dt.08.02.2014


To

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India

9, Deenadayal Upadhaya Marg,

New Delhi

Sir

Sub: List of office bearers of National Audit Federation for the year 2014-2016 – regarding

I am directed to communicate that the following persons have been elected as office bearers of National Audit Federation in its 9th biennial conference held at Puri, Odisha from 29th January 2014 to 31st January 2014 and have taken over charge with effect from 1st February 2014.

Office Bearers for the Period 2014-2016

Sl. 

No.

 Name

S/Shri

PostDate of BirthName of UnitAddressEmail Id
1Taizuddin AhmedPresident01.06.1954CAA Cat-III, AssamO/o the Prl. AG(Audit), Assam, Beltola, Maidamgaon, Guwahati - 781029rezina_2008 @yahoo.com
2S.PrabhakarVice President16.10.1960

CAA Cat-III,

Nagpur, Maharashtra

No.116, Govind Gourkhede Complex, Seminery Hills, Nagpur - 440006prabhakarsvj @gmail.com
3L.S. Sujith KumarSecretary General10.03.1967

SAS Cat-II,

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

SURABHI, L-56-B,LIC Lane, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuramlssujith@gmail.com
4Amal Kumar DasAddl. Secy. General01.07.1966

Hqrs. Office, NAF,New Delhi

K/42, B.K. Dutt Colony, Jorbagh,Lodi Colony, New Delhi - 110003amolakash@live.com
5N. Shiva KumarAssistant Secretary General20.07.1962

CAA, Cat-III,Bangalore, Karnataka 

129, 4th main 9th cross chamaraja pet Bangalore-560018shivipoori @yahoo.com
6Rakesh KumarAssistant Secretary General04.03.1965

CAA Cat-III, Chandigarh, Haryana

C/o Shivam Karyana store PreetVIP Industry Tandli Model Town Ambala City, Haryanarkumar4@ymail.com
7Raghavendra DeoAssistant Secretary General14.01.1977

Audit Cat-II Association, Mumbai

O/o the PAG, Mumbairaghavendradeo @gmail.com
8V. Sam JamesTreasurer07.07.1964

CAA Cat-III, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Vazhiyilanickal, KP 3/428(2), Madathunada, Mikkola P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695043samvjames @gmail.com

The following branch secretaries and zonal secretaries are also appointed by the conference as per our constitution to assist the National Executive Committee and execute its directions/decisions of in their respective branches and zones.

Branch Secretaries

Sl. No.

Name

S/Shri

BranchDate of BirthName of UnitAddressEmail Id
1Amrendra KumarCivil Branch26.06.1973Audit Welfare Assn. Cat-II, Gwalior, Madhya PradeshFlat No.34, Block F-5, Windsor Hills, New collectorate road, Sirol, Gwalior, MP - 474006amrendrashmi2667 @rediffmail.com
2Devender KumarP&T Audit08.09.1968Cat-III, P&T AuditNew DelhiS/o late Ramkishan, Village Kheri_Manajat, District Sonepat, Haryana - 131103dahiyadevender1371 @gmail.com
3G.K. AgarwalCommercial14.11.1963Cat-III, PDCA,Ranchi, JharkandO/o the Dy. Director (Comml. Audit), Central Coal field Ltd. Darbhanga house, Ranchi, Jharkhand – 834001gajmam@gmail.com
4VacantRailway




Zonal Secretaries
Sl. No.

Name

S/Shri

ZoneDate of BirthName of UnitAddressEmail Id
1Utpal BandopadhyayCentral14.09.1962Cat-III, Ranchi, JharkhandNew AG Colony, Qr. No. Ty/111-TS-04, Doranda, Ranchi - 834002utpal2014naf @gmail.com
2Anil KhapardeWest21.05.1962Cat-III, ESM&SD, Mumbai405, Minakshi Apartment, Lalchakki, Venus Road, Ulash Nagar, Thane - 421004anilkhaparde3 @gmail.com
3P BasumataryNorth East01.07.1959Cat-III, NF Railway, Maligaon, GuwahatiRly. Qtr No.29/B,West Maligaon, Guwahati - 781011phuleswar.basumatary 2013@gmail.com
4Barun Prakash MajhiEast 03.03.1973Odisha CAA Cat-III, OdishaType-II-10, Old AG Colony, Unit IV,Bhubaneswar - 751001barunmajhi @gmail.com
5B. MansinghSouth12.06.1973CAA Cat-III, Hyderabad, Andhra PradeshH.No.8-43/9/2/5, StreetNo.6, Balaji Hills Colony, Boduppal, Ghatkesar Mandal, Renga Reddy District, Andhra Pradeshmansingh1415 @gmail.com
6Sudhir KumarNorth04.03.1956Punjab CAA Cat-III, Chandigarh, PunjabH.No.2963/2, Sector 42-C,Chandigarh - 160036sidhirsharma1956 @yahoo.in

All the above branch secretaries and zonal secretaries along with the following special invitees and departmental council members will also be delegates of national executive/working committee /conference of the federation.

Special Invitees
Sl. No.

Name

S/Shri
Date of BirthName of UnitAddressEmail Id
1

Nitin Kumar Paul

07.01.1959Cat-III, AG (Audit), Raipur, ChattisgarhIndu Chowk,Magarpara Road, Jarhabhata,  Bilaspur, Chattisgarh - 495001paulnitin59 @gmail.com
2

Suraj Singh

01.01.1960Cat-III, ESM & SD, New DelhiO/o the PDA (E&SM), AGCRBuilding, IP estate,New Delhiddamg5@gmail.com
3

B.N. Dubey

22.01.1959CAA Cat-III, PAG(Audit), Patna,Bihar302 B, Pushpanjali Appartment, North mandhiri, Patna – 1,Biharbirendranathdubey @gmail.com
4

Surajit Roy Choudhury

27.03.1970CAA Cat-III, Puri, OdishaSai Nath Palace, Jagmohan Nagar, Jagamara Khandagiri,Bhubaneswar – 751030, Odishasurajit70@gmail.com

Departmental Council Members

Sl. No.

Name

S/Shri
Date of BirthName of UnitAddressEmail Id
1

H.S. Chauhan

04.05.1957Cat-III, PAG (Audit), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh52A, Gayatri Vihar Near Chambal Coloney, Thatpur,Gwalior - 474011chauhan.hs56 @gmail.com
2

P.R. Rajvedi

29.04.1970Cat-III, PAG(Audit), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh44- Dilkush, New Katra, Allahabad - 211002pushprajrajvedi @gmail.com
3

Mayank Gilani

05.05.1967Cat-III, DGACR, New DelhiB-40, first floor (left hand side), Moti Nagar, New Delhi - 110015mayank_gilani @yahoo.co.in

I am also directed to request for a courtesy meeting of the newly elected office bearers of the federation with you at an earliest possible date according to your convenience.

With regards.


                                                                                     Yours faithfully,



 

Encl: Copy of the notification of election results by Election Officer.




National Audit Federation

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


No. NAF/111                                                                                 Dated: 06.11.2013


To

The Comptroller & Auditor General of India

9 Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

New Delhi – 110 124.


Sub:       Request for courtesy meeting with C & AG of India – regarding.


Sir,

I am directed to request that a courtesy meeting of representatives of National Audit Federation with you may please be granted at any time according to your convenience.


If allowed, we may bring your kind notice certain issues with constantly disappoint the employees of IA&AD. These are the issues of Grade Pays such as Rs.4200/- to Auditors/Accountants as a base cadre of this pyramidal structure of IA&AD, Rs.4600/- to Senior Auditors/Senior Accountant, Rs.5400/- to AAOs after completion of four years and with vertical relativity to AOs/Sr.AOs. The Supervisor cadre also needs a structural change in its designation, status and promotional channel and entry grade pay to be granted in all cadres in IA&AD where there is element of direct recruitment.


We hope and confident, all these our aspirations will be taken care of during your tenure.


Awaiting a courtesy meeting with you.


With regards.


Yours faithfully,


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)


No. NAF/109                                                                                 Dated: 23.10.2013


To


The Comptroller & Auditor General of India

9 Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

New Delhi – 110 124.



Sub:  Request for Cyclone Advance to the IA & AD employees located in Odisha – Reg.


Sir,


As is known, a very severe Cyclone, Phailin has hit Odisha on 12th and 13th Octoher 2013, destroying houses and causing devastation in both urban and rural areas without discriminating rich and poor. Normal life has been paralysed. For repairing the houses and bringing life into normalcy some financial help at this stage is urgently required for our empooyees.


In this context, I am directed to request that an interest free advance of Rs 30,000/- (Rupees thirty thousand only) recoverable in easy installments may kindly be provided to the employees of IA&AD employed in Odisha and also other IA&AD employees who are affected by the recent Odisha cyclone employed elsewhere for the purpose.


With regards.


Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

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)


No. NAF/108                                                                                 Dated: 23.10.2013


To

            Shri M L Tamrakar

            Senior Administrative Officer (JCM)

            O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg

            New Delhi 110 124


Sub:     Meeting with Dy. C & AG – Reg.


Sir,


With reference to the Headquarters letter No.706-Staff-(JCM)-01-2013/KW/Vol-II dated 22.10.2013 I am to intimate herewith the following four names of representatives of our Federation (NAF) who will take part in the Agenda Meeting with the DAI on 01.11.2013 at 3.30 PM.


1.         L S Sujith Kumar          President

2.         Taizuddin Ahmed        Vide President

3.         G C Parida                   Secretary General

4.         Amal Kumar Das         Addl. Secretary General


            With regards.


Yours faithfully,


G C Parida


Secretary General





Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi

No.706-Staff (JCM)/01-2013/KW/Vol-II

Dated : 22.10.2013


To

            Sri G C Parida

            Secretary General

            National Audit Federation


Sub:     Meeting with DY. C & AG – reg.


Sir,

            I am directed to invite a reference to your letter No. NAF/98 dated 08.08.2013 on the subject cited above and to inform that the DAI has kindly consented to have an Agenda Meeting with your Federation on 1st November 2013 at 3.30 PM in which not more than 04 (four) representatives of your Federation may participate.


2.    You are, therefore, requested to intimate the names of 04 (Four) representatives of the Federation, who would take part in the said meeting.


            Please acknowledge the receipt.


Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

M L Tamrakar

Senior Administrative Officer (JCM)




Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi

No. 611 Staff (JCM)/1-2013

Dated: 01.10.2013

To

                Sri G.C.Parida

                Secretary General

                National Audit Federation


Sub:       Submission of Charter of Demands and Agitational programme – reg.


Sir,

            I am directed to refer to your letter No.NAF/102 dated 09.09.2013 on the subject mentioned above and to state that most of the issues raised therein have already been discussed by your federation in the meeting held on 29.04.2013 with the Director General (Staff).

2.        As the way of peaceful conversation on the staff issues with the senior management is available, your Federation is advised to discuss the issues with appropriate authorities after taking prior appointment. Hence, the agitation programme scheduled in phase I (18.09.2013 to 29.11.2013) on the above issues, is unjustifiable.


Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

M L TAMRAKAR

Sr Administrative Officer (JCM)





National Audit Federation

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


NAF/107                                                                              Dated : 10.10.2013


To

                The Director General (Staff)

                O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

                9 Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

                New Delhi 110 124


Sub:       Submission of charter of demands and agitational programme – Reg


Madam,

                With reference to the Headquarter’s letter No.611 (Staff)/JCM/1-2013 dated 01.10.2013 on the subject cited above, I am to directed to intimate that we, National Audit Federation, always believe in settlement of employees’ demands through discussion and peaceful negotiation with the management. But there are many issues as mentioned in our charter of demands which have not been settled despite our various agenda meetings. The Working Committee of National Audit Federation which met on 1st and 2nd September 2013 in Patna had decided to go for a peaceful democratic protest to urge upon the C&AG management to settle the demands early.

                Moreover, our request made long back for an agenda meeting with the Dy. C&AG is yet to be granted.

                We want such meeting early.


                With regards,


Yours faithfully,


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)


No. NAF : 104  Dated 17.09.2013

To

            The Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

            New Delhi – 110124.

 

Sub: Resentment in o/o The PAG (Audit) M.P. Gwalior due to defective      implementation of re-organization scheme- Regarding.

Sir,

            I am directed to draw your kind attention towards the situation reportedly prevailing in Gwalior Audit Office because of the reason mentioned in the subject cited above.

            The staff associations of Gwalior audit office are pursuing the issue for the last one year without any response from official side.

            As per scheme formulated by Headquarters office the Economic and Revenue Sectors were allocated to A.G, Bhopal and General and Social Sectors were allocated to Gwalior office, but while implementing the scheme, the P.W.D. audit which is in fact a part of general sector has been misclassified under economic sector. Prior to reorganization, the following work were under Gwalior branch office of A.G, Bhopal:

(1)   Central Revenue (Income tax and central excise)

(2)   State Revenue(sales tax, land revenue motor vehicle tax etc)

(3)   Audit of Forest Department

            For supervision of above work, three DAGs under administrative control of A.G, Bhopal were stationed at Gwalior.

            Now since the audit of PWD and PHE which are parts of General Sector was expected to be transferred from Bhopal to Gwalior and as such to avoid dislocation of staff from Bhopal, audit work of forest and Economic Sector stationed at Gwalior were transferred to Bhopal but the PWD audit has been retained at Bhopal and classified under economic sector.

            It is learnt that in a recent meeting held with staff associations, both the A.Gs have further informed that the state revenue wing will also be shifted to Bhopal.

The staff associations therefore feel ignored; they are very much agitated due to defective implementation of scheme and are being compelled to go for agitation in support of following demands:

(1)  PWD and PHE audit must be classified under General Sector.

(2) The state revenue branch should be retained at Gwalior to avoid dislocation of staff.

It is therefore requested that the Headquarters office may please take timely action to defuse the tension prevailing in Gwalior Audit office.

With regards, 

    Yours faithfully

 

                                                                                                             

(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)


No. NAF : 103  Dated 17.09.2013


To

       The Director General (Staff)

            O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

            New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:     SAS/ RE Examination Result, August 2013- Regarding

 

 

Madam,

 

            It is now reportedly clear that the result of SAS Examination August 2013 is disappointing. In many Audit Offices this result is zero. And the same is the case with the Revenue Audit Examination also this year.

            As per our discussion with you on 13.09.2013 I had collected some information and the possible reasons of the so poor result of SAS. I am directed to place the reasons below.

a)      Some candidates were not fully sure of the introduction of negative marking system and some were unaware of it as they had missed to read the circular in this context.

b)      There was no instruction written on the body of the question papers (August 2013) that there was minus marking for every wrong answer.

c)      For some candidates, the fear of minus marking and the fear of last chance confused their mindset.

d)     Many questions were out of syllabus and grossly confusing.

e)      Some apprehend, the system problem might be a cause of this poor result of SAS.


Under these circumstances, I am also directed to request that

a)      The minus marking system is to be abolished as this system earlier in use in different Entrance Examinations has already been discontinued there as a bad idea.

b)      Revaluation of the answer papers of SAS/ RE Examinations, August 2013 may please be done without the minus marking system and pass result be declared afresh.

c)      Pass mark is to be reduced to 35 % instead of 50 % at present as normally 35 % is the pass mark for all University Examinations.

d)     Chances for SAS/ RE Examinations are to be unlimited as it had happened previously incase of SOG Part-II Examination and more chances are to be allowed now to compensate the failure of the SAS Examinations, August 2013.

e)      More fresh postings in the Auditors /Accountants level are to be done as fresh blood in the department and Examination will improve the SAS result and qualified and eligible candidates in MTS may also be allowed to appear at the SAS Examination.


With regards.

                                                                                                     Yours faithfully

 

                                                                                                             

(G C PARIDA)

          Secretary General




Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi

No.482/ Staff (JCM)/5/2009.

Dated 29.08.2013

To

M.S.Raja,

Secretary Staff Side Departmental Council (IA & AD)

Vasundhara

Ghaziabad – 201 012 (UP)


Sub      Agenda items for the 28th ordinary meeting of Departmental Council/    JCM (IA&AD) – reg.


Sir,

            I am directed to invite a reference to your letter No. AIA/B-7/2013 dated 13.06.2013 on the above mentioned subject and to state that the National Audit Federation vide its letter No.NAF/17 dated 18.02.2012 (copy enclosed) has submitted its agenda items to this office for discussion in ensuing meeting of the Departmental Council. As many of these agenda items have not been found included in the agenda items (total 29) furnished with your letter cited above, I am to request to consult with the Members of Departmental Council nominated by NAF for inclusion of these agenda items as proposed by NAF for discussion in the 28th Departmental Council meeting.


2.         It is also request to specify those points, which were discussed in 27th Ordinary Meeting of the Departmental Council, on which Action Taken Report is sought under agenda item No.1 of proposed Agenda.


3.         Further, it may also please be informed the remaining items/points of the Agenda of the 27th Ordinary Meeting of the Departmental Council which were not discussed in that meeting and Staff Side has sought the discussion on that point/items in the ensuing meeting.



Yours faithfully

Encl: As Above

Sd/-

(M.L.Tamarakar)

Secretary, Office Side,

Departmental Council – IA&AD and

Senior Administrative Officer (JCM)



No.484-Staff(JCM)/5-2009                                                                 Dated : 29.08.2013


Copy for forwarded for information and necessary action:


Sri G.C.Parida, Secretary General, National Audit Federation, K/42 B.K.Dutta Colony, Jorbagh Road, Near Jorbagh Metro Station, New Delhi 110 003



Sd/-

(M.L.Tamarakar)

Secretary, Office Side,

Departmental Council – IA&AD and

Senior Administrative Officer (JCM)




Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi

No.460/ Staff (JCM)/1-2013.

Dated 19.08.2013

To

Sri G.C.Parida

Secretary General

National Audit Federation

K/42 B.K.Dutta Colony

Jorbagh Road, Near Jorbagh Metro Station

New Delhi 110 003


Sub Request to designate the post of Supervision as AAO increasing its seniority promotion quota to 20%-reg.


Sir,

            I am directed to invite a reference to your letter No.NAF/93 dated 03.07.2013 on the subject cited above and to state that after upgradation and merger of post of Section Officers with the post of AAO, it was decided that promotion to the posts of Supervisors shall be made only against 4% (20 of 20%) of regular sanctioned strength of AAO in both A&E and Audit offices which resulted in an overall increase of 78 posts of Supervisor in the Department.


2.         As regard, the plea put forth in support of demand to re-designate the post of Supervisors as Asst. Audit Officer / Asst. Accounts Officer it is stated that in accordance with the RRs for the post of Asst. Audit Officer / Asst. Accounts Officer, only SAS Examination passed officials can be promoted to the post of Asst. Audit Officer / Asst. Accounts Officer. Therefore, non-SAS passed officials cannot be designated as Asst. Audit Officer / Asst. Accounts Officer.


Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(M.L.Tamarakar)


Senior Administrative Officer (JCM)





National Audit Federation

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


No. NAF : 98   Dated 08.08.2013


To

            The Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General

            9 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg

            New Delhi – 110 124

 

Sub:   Submission of Agenda items with explanatory notes for discussion with the Dy.C& AG – Regarding.

 

Sir,

 

I am directed to send herewith the agenda items and explanatory notes for discussion with the Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General on any day according to his convenience which may please be granted early. The Working Committee Meeting of National Audit Federation is scheduled to be held in Patna (Bihar) on 1st and 2nd September 2013.

With regards.


 Yours faithfully

 

                                                                                                             

(G C PARIDA)

          Secretary General


Download NAF Letter No.98 Dated 08.08.2013 with Explanatory Note


National Audit Federation


Agenda with Explanatory Notes submitted to the Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General (DAI) 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/-. It was assured in the last agenda meeting with the DG (Staff) on 29.04.2013 that the posting of one direct requited AAO in each field office to be examined.

 

2.  Promotion from erstwhile SO to AAO between 01.01.2006 to 28.08.2008 to be restored.

 

Explanation :- Promotion from SO to AAO with consequential benefits already granted were withdrawn which resulted in huge financial loss to the employees. Such promotion was treated null and void with the notion that scale of pay of SO and AAO was merged and upgraded to pre-revised pay of ` 7500/- with corresponding revised Grade Pay of ` 4800/-. The pay commission report or the implementation order of the Government has not mentioned to withdraw the promotion retrospectively with effect from 01.01.2006. Therefore we demand that the order of making the promotion of erstwhile SO to AAO  between 01.01.2006  to 28.08.2008 as null and void may please be withdrawn.

 

3.  Exercise of option for fixation of pay in revised pay structure in case of promotions in quick succession between 01.01.2006 & 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 Defence 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. Hence, we demand that steping up of pay of those employees getting less pay than that of their juniors due to such fixation may please be granted immediately.

 

4.       To 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. In this connection the National Audit Federation vide its letter -94 dated. 04.07.2013 has already taken up issue with the C & AG management to urge upon the Ministry of Finance to accept and implement the award of Arbitration dated. 24.08.2013

 

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.  It was assured in the last agenda meeting with the DG (Staff) to examine this issue. 

 

6.     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 as it is observed, the reorganization  issues have already been completed and settled in almost all audit offices.

 

7.    Unilateral 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. It was assured of examining the issue in the last agenda meeting with the DG (Staff) on the basis of the data submitted in this context by NAF. In fact if the ban on unilateral transfers is lifted it may prompt the new recruits to join in any state of India with a hope that they may go back to their native states any day. We thank the C & AG management for issuing guidelines on Mutual Transfers to settle them quickly which was done after discussion by this Federation with the DG (Staff) on 29.04.2013.

 

8.    To revise the rate of daily allowance for the persons participating in sports 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 to revise the rate of daily allowance of the sports persons and participants of cultural activities to ` 500/- per day with incidentals charges. In this connection we have written a letter to the C & AG management to revise the rate of daily allowance. In the last agenda meeting, we were assured that such enhancement of daily allowance was being considered in the Headquarters.


9.   To designate the post of supervisor as AAO; Increasing its seniority promotion quota to 20 %.

 

Explanation :-  This demand of increasing the percentage for promotion to the post of Supervisors against 20 % of the sanctioned strength of AAOs has been discussed with the Deputy C & AG and the DG (Staff)   in different agenda meetings of this Federation.


1.     The posts of Supervisors were introduced in IA & AD for providing promotions to eligible Sr. Auditors/ Sr. Accountants who could not be promoted as Section Officers due to non-qualifying the SOG/SAS Examinations. 8 % (additional 12 % in deficit Audit Offices) of the total sanctioned strength of Section Officers (Audit) were made available for promotion to the posts of Supervisors in the previous 80-20 ratio of AAOs/SOs. But after the implementation of 6th Pay Commission on 01.01.2006 when the Section Officers posts were upgraded and merged with AAOs, the Headquarters vide its circular No. 40/2011 dated. 23.12.2011 has earmarked 4 % of the regular sanction strength of AAOs for the promotion of Supervisors. This percentage of quota looks inadequate seeing the huge vacancies in audit in AAO cadre and seeing the huge number of eligible Sr. Auditors available for higher promotion on seniority basis. Therefore, the present 4 % may please be revised as 20 % of the total sanction strength of AAOs as this 20 % existed before 6th Pay Commission.


2.      The post of Supervisor may please be renamed as AAO (Assistant Audit Officer / Assistant Accounts Officer) because, 

(a) the cadre of SO/AAO has been revamped after 6th Pay Commission. There was the post of Supervisor when there was Section Officer post and both the posts were identical in pay i.e. 6500/--10500/- and status i.e. Gr-‘B’ Non Gazetted.

(b). Presently the post of Section Officer no longer exists. It has been merged with AAOs becoming a single cadre of AAOs with Grade Pay of ` 4800/- and with Gr-‘B’ Gazetted status. Hence the Supervisor earlier identical with Section Officer in Pay and status may please be designated as AAO  with Gr-‘B’ Gazetted status.   The Grade Pay of Supervisor has already been ` 4800/- now equal with that of AAOs.

(c). Moreover, the post of Sr. Auditors/ Sr. Accountants 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.

(d). In Controller General of Accounts also, the posts are being filled up as AAOs by promotion from the Sr. Accountants on the basis of selection-cum-seniority.

 

Under these circumstances we demand that the eligible Sr. Auditors/ Sr. Accountants may please be promoted to the post of AAOs under a 20 % seniority quota and the Supervisors to be renamed as AAOs for all purposes.

 

10.     To revamp departmental examinations: (a). To withdraw negative marking (b). To increase chances of departmental examinations (c). Reducing pass mark to 40 %. 

                                                                                                                                              

Explanation :- As per letter received by the Federation from the Headquarters Office, the negative marking system in SAS Examinations is to be reviewed after result of SAS Examination, August 2013 is declared. If order of negative marking is reversed (we hope so) the candidates not qualified, may lose one chance from the limited chance of six for the purpose. These six chances are inadequate to clear the SAS Examination. Therefore, we demand to increase the number of chances for SAS Examination to 10 and there shall be number of unlimited chances for Revenue Audit / Incentive Examinations. Pass mark of 50 % at present looks very high which has resulted less qualified SAS candidates. Reportedly the percentage of successful SAS candidates has remained within single digit in almost all field audit offices. Therefore there are huge vacancies in AAO cadre.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

11.      Non functioning of Departmental Council.

 

Explanation:- For the past several years the departmental council (JCM), IA & AD is not functioning. Virtually it has become defunct. The last D.C Meeting was held effectively in 2007. We therefore demand, action is to be taken to hold the departmental council meetings regularly to redress the employees’ problems. We now reiterate our demand for setting up of a separate department council for Audit as audit problems are different in nature of work, promotions, recruitment, examination, etc than the Accounts.

 

12.  To make arrear payments of revised pay scales from 01.01.1996 to 18.02.2003.

 

Explanation:- The Government of India had granted  parity in pay scales with the CS cadre for Auditor/ Accountant/ Sr. Auditor/ Sr. Accountant/ SO/AAO in IA & AD. The revised pay scales were given notionally from 01.01.1996 with actual payment from 19.02.2003. Recently the Hon’ble Supreme Court has rejected the review petition filed by the Government of India against such arrear payment with effect from 01.01.1996. Although it was the Railway Accounts case in the Supreme Court, the fact is that, it was the same revised pay scale order of the government which was extended to IA & AD in 2003. Hence, we demand that the C & AG management shall take up this issue with the Finance Ministry as the IA & AD employees are similarly situated with the Railway Accounts employees in this parity case of revised pay scales.

 

 

                                                                                                                     (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)


No. NAF : 94                                                                                       Dated : 04.07.2013

To

The Comptroller & Auditor General of India

          9- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg

 New Delhi-110124

 

Sub:  Delay in implementation of Arbitration Award in respect of Pay Scales of Senior Auditors – Regarding

Sir,

The Board of Arbitration had passed an award on 24.08.2004 that “the Government is directed to grant upgraded pay-scales, same as to the Assistants of Central Secretariat Service of Rs 1640-Rs. 2900 (Rs 5500-Rs 9000 with effect from 01.01.1996) to all Senior Auditors/ Senior Accountants and Accounts Assistants (Railways) with effect from 01.01.1986 notionally and actual payment from 12.11.2001, the date of Reference of Arbitration to the Board” (copy enclosed). The staff side suggested that the financial implication can be curtailed if while the higher pay scales are given notionally with effect from 01.01.1986, the actual benefit may only be given with effect from 19.02.2003 instead of 12.11.2001. in view of the above, the Ministry of Finance,  Department of Expenditure, New-Delhi vide its letter dated 09.02.2007 had requested the C & AG of India to furnish financial impact on implementation of the Award when the actual payment was to be given with effect from 19.02.2003 (copy enclosed). Accordingly the C & AG administration vide its letter No. 75-NGE(APP)/40-2005 Dated 15.02.2007 had sought information from all field offices to enable the CAG management to furnish the said information to the ministry (copy enclosed).

This issue of implementation of Award and its consequential effect on pay scales of Senior Auditors has been discussed with the CAG management in different agenda meetings by this federation. On being asked by this federation vide its letter No. NAF-66 Dated 01.01.2013 on the development of the Arbitration Award, the C & AG  office by a letter No. 217 staff (JCM)/ 01-2013 Dated 05.03.2013 has intimated that “the Award of Central Board of Arbitration has not yet been accepted by the Govt. in respect of senior auditors” (copy enclosed).

            According to JCM scheme, if the central Govt. is of the opinion for any recorded reasons that any/ all decisions or recommendations of the Board of Arbitration should be modified on the grounds of social justice or national economy, it will lay before Parliament the modifications along with reasons within six months. The Parliament may make such modifications in the recommendations as it may deem fit. The modification may even extend to the rejection of the Award of the Board of Arbitration.

In view of the above provisions, the action to be taken on the Award has been inordinately delayed. The Central Board of Arbitration had passed the order on 24.08.2004 and the Finance Ministry had agreed in principle to accept the Award in 2007 but it is disappointing that although more than six years have passed, this award of Board of Arbitration has not yet been placed in Parliament either for modification or for rejection, if the Govt. so desires which indicates, the Union Government still favours this Award.

Though the implementation of Arbitration Award has been delayed and action to be taken in parliament has crossed its stipulated time limit of six months, I am therefore, directed to request the highest CAG management to take up the issue with the Ministry of Finance to accept and implement the Award of Arbitration dated 24.08.2004 to end it well with happy note.

With regards

                                                                                                            Yours faithfully

 

                                                                                                             

(G C PARIDA)

          Secretary General

 

Memo.NAF-95         Dated 04.07.2013


Copy submitted to the Finance Secretary, Government of India, North Block New Delhi with request to accept and implement the Arbitration Award.

 

                                                                                                                  

(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)


No. NAF : 93                                                                                       Dated : 03.07.2013

To

            The Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

            New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:  Request to designate the post of supervisor as AAO; Increasing its seniority promotion quota to 20 % – Regarding.

 

Sir,

 

This demand of increasing the percentage for promotion to the post of Supervisors against 20 % of the sanctioned strength of AAOs has been discussed with the Deputy C & AG and the DG (Staff)   in different agenda meetings of this Federation. I am directed to place this demand now before the Hon’ble C & AG of India to help solve the problem.

  1. The posts of Supervisors were introduced in IA & AD for providing promotions to eligible Sr. Auditors/ Sr. Accountants who could not be promoted as Section Officers due to non-qualifying the SOG/SAS Examinations. 8 % (additional 12 % in deficit Audit Offices) of the total sanctioned strength of Section Officers (Audit) were made available for promotion to the posts of Supervisors in the previous 80-20 ratio of AAOs/SOs. But after the implementation of 6th Pay Commission on 01.01.2006 when the Section Officers posts were upgraded and merged with AAOs, the Headquarters vide its circular No. 40/2011 dated. 23.12.2011 has earmarked 4 % of the regular sanction strength of AAOs for the promotion of Supervisors. This percentage of quota looks inadequate seeing the huge vacancies in audit in AAO cadre and seeing the huge number of eligible Sr. Auditors available for higher promotion on seniority basis. Therefore, the present 4 % may please be revised as 20 % of the total sanction strength of AAOs as this 20 % existed before 6th Pay Commission.
  2. The post of Supervisor may please be renamed as AAO (Assistant Audit Officer / Assistant Accounts Officer) because, 

(a) the cadre of SO/AAO has been revamped after 6th Pay Commission. There was the post of Supervisor when there was Section Officer post and both the posts were identical in pay i.e. 6500/--10500/- and status i.e. Gr-‘B’ Non Gazetted.

(b). Presently the post of Section Officer no longer exists. It has been merged with AAOs becoming a single cadre of AAOs with Grade Pay of ` 4800/- and with Gr-‘B’ Gazetted status. Hence the Supervisor earlier identical with Section Officer in Pay and status may please be designated as AAO  with Gr-‘B’ Gazetted status.   The Grade Pay of Supervisor has already been ` 4800/- now equal with that of AAOs.

(c). Moreover, the post of Sr. Auditors/ Sr. Accountants 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.

(d). In Controller General of Accounts also, the posts are being filled up as AAOs by promotion from the Sr. Accountants on the basis of selection-cum-seniority.

Under these circumstances I am directed to request that the eligible Sr. Auditors/ Sr. Accountants may please be promoted to the post of AAOs under a 20 % seniority quota and the Supervisors to be renamed as AAOs for all purposes.


With regards.

                                                                                                   Yours faithfully,

 

                                                                                                     (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)


No. NAF : 92                                                                                       Dated : 25.06.2013

To

           

            The Director General (Staff)

            O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

            New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:     Reverification of membership of Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Association, UP, Allahabad.

 

Madam,

 

            It is learnt, the authorization letter of Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Employees Association, UP, Allahabad for affiliation with National Audit Federation has not been accepted by the Headquarters. This has been so communicated to the Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Employees Association, Allahabad vide letter No. PAG (G&SSA)/Admn/Gr-IV/F No. 424/682 dated. 12.06.2013. (copy enclosed).  Unfortunately, the reason of such non acceptance of authorization letter in favour of National Audit Federation has not been spelt out.

Earlier in my letter No. NAF-60 dated. 20.11.2012, I had intimated to you about the Allahabad Unit issue that the authorization letter of Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Employees Association, Allahabad was given for affiliation with National Audit Federation by majority of decision of  2/3rd majority in the executive committee of the Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Association, Allahabad. The President and other 16 members of the executive committee had supported this decision. There was nothing irregular and undemocratic in the decision. But a few members with General Secretary had moved away from the majority opinion trying deliberately to make the issue disputed which was ill intentional. Hence the authorization letter of Allahabad Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Unit for affiliation with National Audit Federation may have been accepted.

It is further learnt that the Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Employees Association, Allahabad is not affiliated to All India Audit & Accounts Association either. But Mr. S. C. Pande of the unit has been elected as the Vice President of All India Audit & Accounts Association and Sri Pande's election has been approved by the Headquarters as one of the principal office bearers. Therefore, I urge that Sri Pande’s election should be declared null and void as the Allahabad Unit is not affiliated to All India Audit & Accounts Association and as per all democratic propriety, an office bearer of a Federation must be a delegate member of an affiliated unit of that Federation.

I am therefore, directed to request you to kindly review the decision by which the authorisation letter of Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Association, Allahabad for affiliation with National Audit Federation has not been accepted and the election of Sri S. C. Pande as office bearer of All India Audit & Accounts Association may please be examined and set aside early.

Waiting for justice on affiliation issue of Allahabad Unit in favour of National Audit Federation.


With regards.

                                                                                                    Yours faithfully, 

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                 (G. C.  Parida)

                                                                                                 Secretary General

 

Copy to the President of Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Employees Association, Allahabad for information and necessary action.

                                                                                                   



(G. C.  Parida)

                                                                                                 Secretary General





Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi

Circular No.16/ Staff Wing / 2013.

No.885  Staff (App-II)/64-2012/Vol.IV.Dated 06.06.2013

 To

1.     The Heads of Department in the 1A&AD (as per list).

2.     Director General (Headquarters)

Sub-    Mutual Transfers in Gr. 'B' & 'C cadres in the IA&AD-regarding.

Sir/Madam,

I am to state that presently the Mutual Transfers in IA&AD are being governed by the instructions/guidelines contained in various circulars/ clarifications issued by this office from time to time. Therefore, a need has been felt to review the existing instructions/ guidelines and bring out a self contained Circular in this regard. Accordingly, the following set of comprehensive guidelines will supersede all the existing instructions/ guidelines on the subject.

i.            Mutual Transfers may be permitted in respect of all the regular Gr. 'B' & 'C posts, excluding the posts of Sr. AO/ A.O, in the Department subject to the condition that the Concerned officials should hold same post under the two different cadre controlling offices located at two different stations. Mutual transfer between an Auditor and Sr. Auditor and an Accountant and Sr. Accountant may also be permitted subject to the condition that the concerned Sr. Auditor/Sr. Accountant will have to seek reversion to the lower post of Auditor/ Accountant. On reversion to the lower post, the pay will be fixed in terms of the DoPT OM No. 16/4/2012-Pay-I dated 05.11.2012. Such Sr.Auditor/Sr.Accountant who will seek reversion to the post of Auditor/Accountant may be considered for promotion to the post of Sr.Auditor/Sr. Accountant in the new office only after completion of the minimum length of service required for promotion to the post of Sr. Auditor/Sr.Accountant in the new office. However, in such cases, at the time of promotion as Sr.Auditor/ Sr. Accountant in the new offices, the benefit of pay fixation in terms of FR-22 (I) (a) (1) would not be admissible.

ii.            Mutual transfers allowed will not be in public interest and the officials mutually transferred will be the junior most in the respective cadre on the dates of their joining in the new offices.

iii.            If the officials willing for mutual transfer belong to different categories (UR, SC, ST, OBC), it will be the responsibility of the concerned I leads of the Department to ensure that the vacant point of the requisite category is available in the reservation roster for the said post maintained by their offices to accommodate the officials of different categories.

iv.            In the case of AAOs, mutual transfers shall be permitted only in the same stream.

v.            In case of officials recruited under sports quota, mutual transfers during first 10 years of their service would be allowed between the same discipline of Sports.

vi.            Mutual Transfers may also be considered during probation period. However, in such cases where the mutual transfers have been permitted during probation period, the concerned officials will have to pass the requisite departmental examinations in the new office.The number of chances already availed to pass the said examination in the old office, alongwith the exemptions, if any, would be carried forward in the new office.

vii.            Requisite length of service for promotion to the next higher grade would be required in the new office. However, for the purpose of MACP, the service rendered in the old office may be taken into consideration. 

viii.            Mutual Transfers may be permitted only once in the entire service career of an official. However, the same may not be permitted if the official concerned has attained the age of 56 years on the date of submitting the application to his/her cadre controlling office.

ix.            Both the officials will have to give an undertaking to the effect that on the date of submitting the application for mutual transfer, they have not passed any other competitive examination conducted by the SSC/UPSC/State PSCs/Banking Service Recruitment Boards/ Railway Recruitment Board or any other Recruitment agency and they will not resign from the service within one year from the date of joining in the new offices. However, if any of them resigns within one year, the mutual transfer already permitted would be treated as null and void.

x.            The concerned Heads of the Department will have to initiate action within 10 days from the date of receipt of the application and dispose of the case within 60 days.

xi.            The cases of Mutual Transfer in respect of Non Gazetted Gr. 'B' & 'C posts would be finalized by the local Heads of Department at their own level and intimate the details to the Headquarters for information. However, the cases of Mutual Transfer of Gazetted Gr. 'B' Officers are to be forwarded to the Headquarters for prior approval alongwith the consent of both the Heads of Department.

xii.            These instructions wilt come into force from the date of issue. However, the cases of mutual transfers already finalized need not be reopened.

xiii.            Please acknowledge the receipt.

 

Yours faithfully

Sd/-

Ranjit Singh

Asst. CAG (N)

Download the Guidelines on Mutual Transfer



National Audit Federation

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


No. NAF : 90                                                                                       Dated : 29.05.2013

To

The Director General (Staff)

O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

New Delhii - 110124

 

Sub:  Request for increasing Daily Allowance rate for sports persons participating in different sports competitions -Reg.

 

Madam,

 

The Daily Allowances rate for sports persons participating different sports competitions is very meagre, which is Rs 120/- per day plus Rs 20/- towards incidental charges at present. This rate of allowance was fixed long back. Inflation, specifically food inflation has become multifold since then. But regrettably the rate of such allowance has remained unchanged.


In fact, a sports person needs food of high calories and for example, it is prescribed that for a soccer player, atleast 3000 calories of food with carbohydrates and proteins are required per day, the cost of which may come around Rs 500/-.   


This matter of increasing daily allowance rate was discussed in the Agenda Meeting of National Audit Federation with DG Staff on 29.04.2013 with favorable note.  Now I am directed to request that the rate of such daily allowances may please be hiked to Rs 450/- per day with Rs.50/- towards incidental charges (Rs 500/- in all) and to accord permission to sports person to travel in AC-3 Tier while travelling in train to attend the sports competitions.


With regards.

                                                                                                    Yours faithfully,

 

 

                                                                                                     (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)


No. NAF : 89                                                                                    Dated : 23.05.2013

To

            The Comptroller & Auditor General  of India

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

     New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:     Congratulations : request for courtesy meeting– Regarding.

 

Sir,

 

            We, the members of National Audit Federation congratulate you on your assumption of charge as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and wish you a good, glorious and eventful tenure.

            Still there are certain issues which constantly disappoint the employees in IA & AD and make them to feel inferior to their counterparts in other departments. These are the issues of Grade Pays such as Rs 4600/- to Sr. Auditors; Rs 5400/- to AAOs after completion of four years; and with vertical relativity to AOs and Sr.AOs. We hope and are confident that all these problems will be settled during your tenure.

            I am also directed to request that a courtesy meeting of National Audit Federation with you may please be granted at any time according to your convenience.

 

            With regards.

 

                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,

 

 

                                                                                                   


(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)


No. NAF : 88                                                                                      Dated : 23.05.2013  


To

            The Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General 

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

            New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:     Request for courtesy meeting – Regarding.

 

Sir,

 

            I am directed to request that the office bearers of National Audit Federation may please be granted a courtesy meeting with you at any time according to your convenience. If permitted, we will be happy to discuss with you some employees related issues such as (a). Uniform fixation of pay for AAOs (b). Grade Pays of Sr. Auditors/ AAOs (c). Increase of supervisors’ quota to 10 % in line with promotion of Sr. Accountants as AAOs under 10 % seniority quota in the organisation of Controller General of Accounts and (d). Departmental Council of IA & AD which has become non functionally for over past several years etc.

 

            Awaiting a courtesy meeting with you.

 

            With regards.

 

                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,

 

 

                                                                                                    (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)


No. NAF : 87                                                                                      Dated : 23.05.2013


To

           

            The Director General (Staff)

            O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

            New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:     Request to grant recognition to cat-2 Civil Audit Association, Kolkata and cat- 2 & cat – 3 Civil Audit Association, Bhubaneswar -Reg.

 

Madam,

 

            It is learnt that some units affiliated to National Audit Federation have not been so far granted recognition or renewed with recognition although they have already submitted the relevant documents to the local administration long back. I herewith cite some cases below.

 

    1. A newly formed cat – 2 (AAO Civil Audit) Association in office of the Pr. AG (G&SSA) West Bengal, Kolkota has not been granted recognition despite the fact that all the necessary papers in this context have been submitted to local AG Administration. This matter also has been earlier taken up in the Headquarters office. But regrettably,  the cat – 2 Civil Audit Association in AG West Bengal has not been recognized till yet.
    2. Similarly, the recognition of the cat-2 (AAO Civil Audit) Association and cat – 3 (Gr-C Civil Audit) Association in office of the AG (G &SSA), Odisha,  Bhubaneswar has not been renewed so far although the Association leaders have already submitted the required documents to the local administration long back. Even the membership fees from the new members have not been deducted from their salary bills although the list of new members has been submitted to the local administration in April 2012.

I am therefore, directed to request that immediate action may please be taken at your end to grant recognition or renew recognition to the cat-2 Civil Audit Association in office of the Pr. AG (G &SSA) West Bengal and cat – 2 & Cat-3 Associations in office of the AG (G&SSA) Odisha, Bhubaneswar and to dispel the suspicion that such delay in local offices is being deliberately done with a sense of prejudice

 

            With regards.

                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,

 

 

                                                                                                    (G. C.  Parida)

                                                                                                 

Secretary General



OFFICE OF THE

COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA


Dated: 13.05.2013


To,

                Shri M.S.Raja

                Secretary, Staff Side

                Departmental Council – IA&AD

                Vasundhara (P.O)

                Ghaziabad – 201 012 (UP)


Subject:   Agenda items for discussion in Departmental Council of the IA & AD – regarding.


Sir,


I am directed to refer to this office letter No. 688-Staff (JCM)/05-2009 dated 05.12.2012 and subsequent reminder No.36-Staff (JCM)/05-2009 dated 17.01.2013 on the subject cited above and to state that subjects for inclusion in the “List of Agenda Items” for discussion in the ensuing XXVIII Meeting of the Departmental Council – IA&AD are still awaited from your end.


2.            It is requested to expedite in this matter.


            Yours faithfully,


                       Sd/-

           (M.L.TAMARAKAR)

          Secretary, Office Side,

Departmental Council-IA&AD and

Sr. Administrative Officer (JCM)


No.317-Staff(JCM)/05-2009                                                                 Dated 13.05.2013


Copy for information and necessary action to :


1. Shri M.S.Raja, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Association, Audit Lekha Bhawan, 15/1089-90, Vasundhara, Vasundhara (P.O), Dist: Ghaziabad (UP)-201012.


2. Shri Gourang Charan Parida, Secretary General, National Audit Federation, K/42, B.K. Dutt Colony, Jorbagh Road, Near Jorbagh Metro Rly Station, New Delhi – 110 003.


3. The Secretary General, All India Federation of Divisional Accounts Officers & Divisional Accountants Association, Bhopal-462 003 (MP)


Sd/-

(M.L.Tamrakar)

Secretary, Staff Side

Departmental Council-IA&AD






National Audit Federation

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


No. NAF : 84                                                                                      Dated : 03.05.2013



To

Shri Vinod Rai Ji

Hon’ble Comptroller & Auditor General of India

9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg, New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub: Request to reverse the order of negative marking in SAS/ Incentive Examinations- Regarding.

 

Sir,

             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 and was to be observed for some more time. The sixth and final chance of a candidate in the new objective type exam system ends this year (2013).

 

            The success rate in SAS Exam result recently published this year (2013) also is very disappointing. In almost all the Audit Offices, the pass rate has not crossed single digit. In some offices it is alarmingly zero. We are afraid, if the negative marking system is introduced, the pass rate may further deteriorate affecting promotional prospects to the post of AAOs. This matter has been recently discussed in the Agenda Meeting with the Director General (Staff) on 29.04.2013.

 

            Under these circumstances, I am directed to request you to kindly reverse the order of negative marking in SAS/ Incentive Exam or keep the order in abeyance till a consultation made and decision taken to this effect in an apex level federations’ meeting.  

 

            With regards.

                                                                                                    Yours faithfully,

 

 

                                                                                                    (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)


No. NAF : 81                                                                                        Dated : 29.04.2013



To

            The Director General (Staff)

            O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

            New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:     Request for more allotment of fund on T.A head-Reg.

 

Madam,

 

            Reportedly, plenty of T. A. Bills are lying unpaid amounting to crores of rupees in different field Audit Offices due to scant allotment on this head. As information gathered from our affiliated Units, it is known that outstanding T. A. Bills amount to ` 1.5 crores in  AG Audit, Gwalior, ` 30 lakh in AG Audit, Nagpur ` 1.5 crore in AG Audit, Thiruvananthpuram, ` 5 lakk in Railway Audit, Maligaon, ` 2 crore in AG Audit, Odisha etc. and inadequate TA payment in DG CR Mumbai & ` 1.5 crore in AG Audit Assam.

            It is needless to say that audit is a touring job and its employees are more committed to this job almost professionally. They generally do not grumble even if they are not paid TA Advances before commencing their tour programmes. Non payments of TA either in form of advances or final claims in fact, affect the financial stability of the employees. Sometimes the administration unfairly questions an employee how he or she incurs expenditure in tour without being paid.

            I am therefore, directed to request that sufficient fund on TA head may please be provided to the field audit offices to clear the arrears and to make payments towards TA advances.

            With regards.

                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,

 

                                                                                                    (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)


No. NAF : 80                                                                                                Dated : 25.04.2013


To

           

            The Director General (Staff)

            O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

            9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

            New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:     Additional Explanatory note to Demand No. 10 – Regarding.

 

Madam,

 

I send herewith an additional explanatory note to demand No. 10 scheduled to be discussed in the Agenda Meeting with you on 29.04.2013 alongwith a list of willing candidates for unilateral transfers.

 

            With regards.

 

                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,

 

                                                                                                    (G. C.  Parida)

                                                                                                 Secretary General

Supplementary explanation to Demand No. 10 : Unilateral & Mutual Transfers.

Kindly recollect our discussions with the Dy. CAG of India held on 25-07-2012. On demand No.10, it was opinioned by DAI to constitute a committee for considering the applications for unilateral transfer along with the representative of federation. Consideration of lifting of ban as a onetime measure was also discussed. However, the official minutes of the meeting states that, “it was stated that the federations demand to lift ban on unilateral transfer as a onetime measure would be examined”. But as on date there is no progress in the issue. Hence we would like to submit the following proposal to substantiate our demand “Unilateral Transfer”.

Proposal for implementation of  “Unilateral Transfer”

We are very much happy that the CAG administration has resumed recruitment process to subordinate cadres in all the Audit offices. It was also told that the recruitment process will continue till 2020. It was also noticed that most of the candidates as per the list of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) are from northern states of UP, Bihar, Jharkand and Rajastan. Due to the generalized recruitment policy of SSC, CAG office was forced to give allocation to these candidates to the north-eastern and southern states. This has resulted in posting of outstation candidates in almost all the audit offices situated in various states. These newly joined staffs are just like fish out of water, dejected and are idle due to lack of knowledge in local language. They are finding it difficult to adjust to the changed environment. Thus after recruiting these much staff in the offices which are already under deficiency, the department could not make use of the increased staff strength. This has again cemented our demand for unilateral transfer. Hence we propose the CAG Administration to consider the following:

  1. Applications for unilateral transfer may be called before reporting vacancies to SSC, similar in case of general transfer procedure.
  2. Consider applications purely on the seniority (i.e. From date of appointment).
  3. Carryout transfers against vacancies in various states, remaining vacancies (state-wise) may only be reported to SSC.
  4. If there are excess applications, waiting list may also be maintained to consider transfer in successive occasions.
  5. List of applications received, transfer effected and those waiting may be published on the web site for maintaining transparency.

We expect favourable and positive step from CAG office. 

Encl: A list of applicants for UT                                                               

  

Secretary General

                                                                                                             National Audit Federation




National Audit Federation

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


No. NAF : 79                                                                                                Dated : 22.04.2013


To


The Comptroller & Auditor General of India

9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

New Delhi - 110124

 

Sub:     Audit restructuring problem in Nagpur – Regarding.

 

Sir,

 

The Nagpur units of Civil Audit Associations are yet again on the path of agitation from 29.04.2013 demanding allocation of one sector to one A.G exclusively. They have already sent the resolutions adopted in the respective General Body Meeting of their Associations to the Headquarters Office through proper channel. I am directed to send those copies of resolutions herewith forwarded to National Audit Federation with a request to settle the restructuring issue in Maharastra early.

 

            With regards.

                                                                                                   Yours faithfully,

 

                                                                                                    (G. C.  Parida)

                                                                                                 Secretary General





OFFICE OF THE

COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA



No.383-217 Staff(JCM)/01-2013                                                    Dated: 05.03.2013



To

Shri G.C.Parida

Secretary General                                                                                       

National Audit Federation                                                                                 

K/42, B.K.Dutt Colony, Jorbagh Road                                                            

(Near Jorbagh Metro Rly Station)                                                                       

New Delhi - 03


Subject : Representation of Grade Pays of Sr. Auditors (Rs. 4600/-) AAOs (Rs 5400/-) &                  Sr.AOs  (Rs.6600/-)- reg

Sir,

I am directed to refer to your letter No.NAF/66 dated 01.01.2013 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the Award of Central Board of Arbitration has not yet been accepted by the Government in respect of Sr. Auditors.

2.            As regard Grade Pays to AAO, AO and Sr.AO the DoPT with reference to their communication has been requested to maintain the vertical relativity for AO and Sr.AO with consideration of Grade Pay Rs.5400/- (PB-3) and Rs. 6600/- (PB-3) respectively.


Yours faithfully

Sd/-

(M.L.Tamrakar)

Sr. Administrative Officer/JCM






National Audit Federation

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


No. NAF : 73                                                                  Dated : 06.02.2013


To


The Principal Director (Staff)

O/o the Comptroller and Auditor General of India,

9- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg

New Delhi – 110124.



Sub:         Audit Restructuring in Nagpur: Staff resentment-Reg


Madam,

The audit restructuring issue in office of the A.G. (Audit-II), Maharashtra, Nagpur has still remained unsettled despite our repeated requests to the Headquarter office to settle it soon. Consequently the staff resentments there have gradually grown and blown up. The staff associations of AAOs and Gr.C’s have decided to go on agitation beginning from 11 February 2013 to 15 February 2013 demanding the Audit and Report of Economic and Revenue Sector as a whole to the Office of AG (Audit-II), Maharashtra, Nagpur in line with national formula of restructuring.

I, therefore, request you help settle the issue soon.

With regards.


                                                                                                   Yours faithfully,

Encl: 1. Copy of Resolution enclosed

                                                                                                   


(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)


No. NAF : 72                                                                   Dated : 01.02.2013


To


The Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General 

9 – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg

New Delhi - 110124


Sub:    Exercise of option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in case of promotions in quick succession between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2012.


Ref:     Circular No.30- Staff/2012. No.1068-Entt-I/204-2012 dated 30/08/2012.

Sir,

Kind attention is invited to the letter referred in which it is stated that the sanctions granted by the Headquarters for stepping-up of pay of the seniors with respect to that of juniors who were permitted to switch over to the revised pay structure with effect from the date of their promotion granted on second occasion in case of two promotions in quick succession stands cancelled. It is also directed to re-examine and ensure the fixation of pay in case of promotions in quick successions between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2012 has been done as per provisions of Rule 5 of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and the excess pay and allowances paid on this account are to be recovered from the employees. In this connection, the following facts are brought to your notice:

1.  Some of the Clerks/Auditors were promoted to the post of Auditor/Sr. Auditor on or after 1-01-2006 and subsequently promoted to the post of Section Officer (Now AAO) before 29-08-2008. The pay of such officials were fixed after obtaining option as per the provisions of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 for the first promotion and was fixed in the post of Section Officer (now AAO) by giving an increment @ 3% of the pay in the pay band and grade pay of their first promoted post. This has resulted in several anomalies viz. (i) in a few cases officials in the cadre of Section Officers (now AAO) pay was fixed at Rs.9300, the minimum band pay in PB2 (ii) in some cases officials pay arrived on fixation was less than Rs.12090 (revised stage of pre-revised minimum pay of Section Officer. ie. Rs.6500*1.86). In both the above cases, officials after getting promotion to the post of Section Officers (now AAO) are in the looser side only because of the fact that they got more than one promotion between 1-01-2006 and the date of implementation of 6CPC (29-08-2008).

2. The above facts were referred to headquarters office by several field offices. Headquarters office had also issued clarifications to respective offices. Such a clarification issued by the Hqrs. office to the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Kerala on 10/11/2010 (copy enclosed ‘C1’) states that consequent upon promotion to the grade of Auditor on 01/01/2006 and subsequent promotion to the grade of the then existing post of Section Officer, the concerned official will have to continue in the old scale. Thereafter he can opt to switch over to the revised scales as per recommendations of the 6CPC. Copy of similar clarification (‘C2’) issued by the Headquarters office to the Office of the Accountant General (A&E) vide letter No.1376-6CPC/GE-II/135-2008 dated 29/09/2009 is also enclosed for reference.

3.  Clarification issued by the Controller General of Defence Accounts vide their Circular No.AN/XIV/14162/VIth CPC/Circular Vol. IV dated 12/02/2010 (copy enclosed ‘C3’) clearly states that the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expdr.) has clarified that “as per CCS (RP) Rules 2008, a Govt. Servant has the option to have his pay fixed from the date of his second promotion, if he/she has been granted two promotions/upgradations between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2008. In such cases, however, the Govt. Servant concerned will not be entitled to draw any arrears of pay w.e.f. 01/01/2006 till the date of option”.

4.  The Ministry of Railways, Government of India in their recently issued clarification under second proviso under Rule 5 regarding option on promotions between 01/01/2006 and the date of notification vide letter No.PC-VI/301. No.PC-VI/2011/IR-A/2 dated 19-09-2012 (Copy enclosed ‘C4’) stated that the matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that as per RS(RP) Rules, 2008, a Railway servant has the option to have his pay fixed from the date of his second promotion, if he has been granted two promotions/upgradations between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2008. In such cases, however, the Railway servant concerned will not be entitled to draw any arrears on account of 6CPC w.e.f. 01/01/2006 till the date of effect of option exercised on second promotion.

It may please be noted that the Government of India, Department of Finance has time and again clarified that under second Proviso under Rule 5 of CCS (RP) 2008, a government servant has the option to have his pay fixed from the date of his second promotion, if he has been granted two promotions/upgradations between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2008 if the official forgoes his arrears on account of 6CPC w.e.f. 01/01/2006 till the date of effect of his option exercised on second promotion. Thus it is a well settled issue in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and the employees concerned are already enjoying the benefit of such provision of CCS(RP)2008.

Now out of the blue, the Headquarters office had issued a circular dated 30th August 2012 directing the field offices to withdraw such benefits already granted by them and to recover the excess pay and allowances paid on this account is unwarranted and unjustifiable. The fixation of pay in case of promotions in quick successions between 01/01/2006 and 29/08/2012 has been done by the field offices are in consultation with the Headquarters office and are as per the provisions of Rule 5 of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. It is therefore requested to direct the concerned officials to withdraw the circular in reference and issue necessary directions to all field offices not to recover pay & allowances from the employees on this account. It is also requested to grant stepping up of the pay of senior employees who are drawing less pay on account of such fixation benefits granted to their juniors.

With regards.

  Yours faithfully,

  


(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)


No. NAF : 60                                                                   Dated : 20.11.2012


To

The Principal Director (Staff)

O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

New Delhi- 24.


Sub: Authorisation letter from Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Civil Audit) Association, U.P, Allahabad - clarification- Regarding.


Madam,


This Federation has applied for recognition submitting all the required documents vide its letter No. 57 dated. 01.11.2012. The list of affiliated units from whom the authorization letters have been received upto 31.10.2012 has been enclosed. In the case of Allahabad Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ (Audit) Association, office of the Pr. AG (Audit) UP, the authorization letter has been signed by the President and the Joint Secretary of the Association, because the General Secretary has reportedly refused to sign such letter ignoring the majority decision taken by the executive committee of their Association in favour of the National Audit Federation. But now the information comes that General Secretary tries to manipulate the old signature of 2008 of the Vice President and the Vice President himself as raised this apprehension. He (Vice President) strongly says that he is with the majority decision of the executive committee and stands for the National Audit Federation and accordingly he has informed the Pr. Accountant General (G & SSA), UP, Allahabad (copies of the letters enclosed).


It is therefore requested that the authorization letter signed by the President and the Joint Secretary of Gr-‘C’ & ‘D’ Association (Audit), Pr. Accountant General, UP, Allahabad in favour of National Audit Federation is genuine, democratic and undisputed and membership of the said Association should be counted in favour of the membership strength of National Audit Federation.


With regards.


 Yours faithfully,




(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)


No. NAF : 59                                                                   Dated : 20.11.2012


To

The Principal Director (Staff)

O/o the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

New Delhi- 24.


Sub: Application for recognition of Federation of service Associations / unions- regarding.

 

Madam,


With reference to National Audit Federation letter No. 57 dated. 01.11.2012, I am directed to intimate that the category-2 (AAO Audit) Association,  office of the Pr. Accountant General/ Accountant General (Audit), West Bengal, Kolkata has given its authorization letter in favour of the National Audit Federation which has been enclosed in our list submitted alongwith the letter under reference. But the  said AAO Association,  Kolkata has not received its recognition letter by 31st October 2012, and it is learnt that the recognition process of this Associations is on in the Headquarters Office (C&AG)  Therefore they had mentioned in their authorisation letter that the Association “to be recognized”.


In case of the category-2 (AAO Audit) Association Office of the AG (Audit) Uttarakhand, Deheradun and category-2 (AAO Audit Association) O/o the Accountant General (Audit) Chhatisgarh, Raipur, the recoginisation process was not complete by 31st October 2012, and it is also learnt to be pending in the Headquarters Office too.


It is therefore requested that steps may be immediately taken to complete the recoginisation process in Kolkata, Dehradun and Raipur and accord recoginisation to Civil Audit category-2 Associations there.


With regards.

                                             Yours faithfully,




(G. C. Parida)

Secretary General


National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

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


No. NAF : 55                                                                    Dated : 17.10.2012


To

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India

9-Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg

       New Delhi-24

 

Sub : Victimisation of Association leaders in office of the Pr. A. G. (Audit) Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad : Request for revoking punishment order –Reg.

 

Sir,

      The hon’ble C&AG of India usually gives the advice to settle the problem through bilateral discussions between the association and administration. We, the National Audit Federation respect this advice. But it is unfortunate that sometimes there is victimization of association’s representatives for discussion with administration to settle the staff problems. Hyderabad Audit office is a case in point. Some staff representatives there including the General Secretary, the Treasurer of the local audit association and the Zonal Secretary of National Audit Federation were punished with the stoppage of annual increment for discussing the problems with the DAG concerned.

The fact of the matter is that the files were lying un-cleared in the office veranda for months together causing obstruction to staff movement. There were minor accidents too for this. The staff representatives took up the matter in a discussion with DAG in-charge of the record with his permission to help arrange to shift the files elsewhere. But strangely the discussion in end was treated as indiscipline; the leaders were charge-sheeted on flimsy ground of misconduct and awarded punishment with stopping of increment.

The victim leaders have already appealed the Pr. A.G. (Audit) Hyderabad to reconsider the punishment and revoke it. The National Audit Federation also has taken up the Hyderabad issue at the central level with the CAG authorities in different formal meetings. But yet the issue remains unsettled and our Hyderabad Audit Association leaders are suffering from financial losses due to stoppage of annual increment since July 2012.

We still believe that the bilateral discussion is the most civilized and decent way of taking up employees’ problems with administration. The local administration also should accept this principle with liberal approach and without any conservative reservations.

I am therefore, directed to request you to kindly interfere in the aforesaid Hyderabad issue and order to revoke the punishment awarded to the staff representatives there for discussing the problems with administration.

 

 

With regards

 

Yours faithfully

 

(G.C. Parida)

Secretary General 






National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

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


No. NAF : 54                                                                    Dated : 08.10.2012


To

The Principal Director (Staff)

O/o The Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

9 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg,

New Delhi – 24


Sub : Recognition of Federation of Service Associations formed by the central Govt. employees in IA & AD – Reg.


Madam,


            I have received the headquarters Letter No. 595-staff (JCM)/17-2012 dt. 07.09.2012 on the subject mentioned above on 25.09.2012, which has been sent to me by ordinary post.


            In this connection I request that some more time may please be given at least to 30th November, 2012 to collect all the authorisation letters from field units and submit application for recognition of our Federation to the headquarters

 

                                                With regards

Yours faithfully

 

 

(G.C. Parida)

Secretary General 





National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

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


NAF : 53                                                                             Dated : 05.10.2012

 

To

            The Principal Director (Staff)

            O/o The Comptroller and Auditor General of India

            9-Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg,

            New Delhi – 24


Sub :- Appointment of MTS – Reg.


Madam,

            Still we hold this view that we are happy and therefore extended thanks, justifiably so, in our agenda meetings for successful recruitment of many of the contingent workers as MTS in different field offices in IA & AD. But there are some offices yet where the process of MTS recruitment and their appointments are being delayed inordinately. Haryana audit office is a case in point. In office of the Principal Accountant General (Audit) Haryana, the long serving eligible contingent workers are waiting for their regular appointment and regular appointments would have given them more benefits as regular employees. Reportedly a mishap had happened in Haryana AG Audit office where a contingent worker serving over 12 years as so, died recently. Had he been appointed as regular employee (MTS) his bereaved family would have got untimely death related benefits.

            It is therefore, requested that the recruitment process of MTS may please be complete soon in field offices including Haryana AG Audit Office.

 

                                                With regards

Yours faithfully,

 

(G.C. Parida)

Secretary General 





National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

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


No. NAF : 52                                                                          Dated : 04.10.2012



To

The Principal Director (Staff)

O/o The Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

9 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg,

New Delhi – 24


Sub :   Joining Report of Sri Amal Kumar Das, Addl. Secretary General

– Reg.


Madam,


            After being relieved from the office of PDA, Eco. Rly., Bhubaneswar vide its office order No. Misc 169 dt. 03.10.12 on foreign service terms and conditions, Sri Amal Kumar Das Additional Secretary General of National Audit Federation has submitted his joining report (copy enclosed) to the undersigned on 3.10.12 which has been accepted w.e.f. 3.10.12. Mr. Das has been duly instructed to remain in charge of the headquarters office of National Audit Federation at New Delhi i.e. is K/42. B. K. Dutta Colony, Jorbagh, New Delhi-3 .


            This is for your information and necessary action at your end plz.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

(G.C. Parida)

Secretary General 



National Audit Federation

(Present Headquarters at PURI)

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


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