Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Circular 09-2011

Dear Comrades

Please find the Circular 09-2011 posted below.

With greetings

M. S. Raja
Secretary General

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com
Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/Circular-09/2011
Dated: 28th March 2011

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee

Dear Comrades,
THIS TIME THE EMPLOYEES HAVE NOWHERE TO LOOK AT
- EXCEPT THEIR OWN UNITY

Once bitten, twice shy – goes the saying. But it does not hold good
here. This time UPA-II government is confident of getting the Pension
Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) bill adopted in the
Parliament.

The PFRDA bill was first introduced by the UPA-I in 2004. The Left
Parties that was supporting the Government from outside made it clear
to the government that they will vote against the bill. Being a money
bill, a defeat on the PFRDA bill in the Lok Sabha will force the
government to resign and go for fresh mandate. Not sure of the BJP
support, then, the government was compelled to keep the bill in the
cold storage.

But not now. The Government does not require the left support and the
left parties have got much less representation in the Parliament. And
the main opposition party has shown its true colour (It is on the eve
of the NDA regime, ie on 31st Dec 2003, the PRRDA came into existence
through an ordinance).

When the bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha again on 24th March
2011, Com Basudev Acharya of CPI-M opposed the bill and wanted a
division (ie voting). It clearly showed where the ruling parties and
the main opposition party are – both voted for the bill and only 40
odd MPs voted against the introduction of the bill. It has been
introduced and once again it has been referred to subject committee of
the Parliament before it comes back for final adoption.

Deduction (10% of Pay+ DA) is being effected from the salary of lakhs
of employees who have joined service on or after 1.1.2004 without any
law permitting it and right till this date the amount is deposited
either with SBI or LIC with 5% of total deposit invested in the stock
market. This money, once the PFRDA bill becomes an act, will be in the
hands of private players who in turn will use it for gambling in the
(stock/share) market.

Your money- profit theirs; and the loss – it will be yours. There
will no fixed returns on your retirement. It could vary – from fund
operator/manager to fund operator/manager (damager!) and further month
to month even with the same fund manager.

To day if we want to save our pension and our money being gobbled up
by desi and videsi (both anti-national) corporate bodies we have to
unite ourselves and fight against this – exposing both the ruling
dispensation and the main opposition both of whom are helping the loot
of the worker's money by transnational corporations.

All out campaign to educate the employees about the dangers on new
pension scheme may be undertaken by each unit with utmost seriousness.

The Confederation has given a call to hold lunch hour meeting in all
offices on 20th April 2011 to explain the 14 point charter of demands.
All the units should make the programme a success by mobilising
employees and evolving own strategies to mobilise and educate the
employees for a sustained struggle.

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION DAY ON 15TH APRIL

All India Association Day may be observed by all units by hoisting
the Association flag and holding meetings. The issues confronting the
employees, workers and the people at large may be taken to each and
every employee, exhorting them to be prepared for a sustained
struggle.

Where 15th April is a holiday, the day may be observed the next working day.

The vindictiveness of CAG administration on the aftermath of Mass
Casual leave, the continued vicitimisation of Association leaders and
activists at various stations and denial of functional facility by the
administration, acute shortage of manpower, dilution of auditing and
accounting functions etc are to be focused along with issues such as
price rise, PFRDA Bill, merger of DA with Pay for all purposes and
revision of wages of Central government employees with effect from 1st
January 2011. The Confederation charter (reproduced elsewhere) should
be made the talking point.

Report on the observance of the Association day may be mailed or
posted with out fail.

"SAVE AUDIT & ACCOUNTS DAY" ON 12TH April 2011

Some units have reported that 12th April 2011 is a holiday being Ram
Navami. Such Units may observe the programme on the next working day.

With regards
Yours fraternally,

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
Charter of demands
1. Stop price rise; strengthen the PDS.
2. Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, corporatorisation
and privatization of Governmental functions
3. Fill up all vacant posts and create posts on functional requirements
4. Revise wages of CGEs with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years
thereafter.
5. Scrap the New Pension Scheme and extend the statutory defined
benefited pension to all Central Govt. employees irrespective of the
date of recruitment.
6. Regularize the GDS, daily rated workers, contingent and casual
workers by brining about a definite scheme of regularization.
7. Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointment ( end the
discrimination on compassionate appointment between the Railway
workers and other CGEs)
8. Stop the move to introduce the productivity linked wage system;
Performance related pay; introduce PLB to in all Departments; remove
the ceiling of emoluments for bonus computation.
9. Settle all items of anomalies (including the MACP related
anomalies) raised in the National and Departmental Anomaly committees
within a fixed time frame of two months; set up the anomaly committees
in those Departments where it has not been set up till date with the
Standing Committee members of the National Council; convene the
meeting of the Departmental Council in all Ministries/Department once
in three month as envisaged in the JCM Scheme
10. Make the right to strike a legal right and stop curtailment of T.U. rights
11. Implement all arbitration awards
12. Raise the interest rate for GPF. Revise the OTA and Night duty
allowance and stitching and clothing rates of uniforms
13. Merge DA with Pay for all purposes including pension as and when
the DA rates cross the 50% mark.
14. Vacate all Trade Union victimizations.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Circular 08-2011

Dear Comrade

Please find Circular 08-2011 posted below

Raja


ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com
Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com
Reference: AIA/Circular-08/2011
Dated: 23rd March 2011

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee

Dear Comrades,
SOME MOVEMENT ATLAST

Two Circulars issued by the CAG administration in the last one month
shows that it is responding to some of the issues raised by us – on
the issue of 4 advance increments and on stepping up of pay of the
seniors' vis-à-vis pay of direct recruited juniors.

We have been demanding the implementation of the scheme of four
advance increments on line with court rulings. We had formally taken
it up with CAG twice vide letters dt 11.5.2010 and 29.11.2010 and it
was taken up in the agenda for meeting with DAI. The next stage has to
be, naturally, the demand for replacement of Qualification pay with
the scheme of 4 advance increments. We have already given a call for
signature campaign on the issue.

Similarly we have been insisting with the administration that it
should also permit stepping up of the pay of seniors vis-à-vis the pay
of direct recruited juniors as these orders have already been
implemented by Ministry of Railways and departments of Post, Revenue
etc.(our letter AIA/B-1/77/2011 dt 6th Dec 2010).

The wider issue of stepping up of pay of all promotees to the level
of pay fixed for the direct recruits treating it as the entry pay is
still pending in the anomaly committee with no solution visible in the
immediate future.

But the administration can not accept that it definitely want to
improve its image, rather credibility, with employees and their
organisations. The bilateral meeting with DAI was held on 18th January
2011, and till this date we have not received the minutes of the
meeting – though it is placed in the website of CAG!

THIS IS NOT ALL, THEY WANT TO LOSE CREDIBILITY IN TOTO

The whole nation is discussing the role of CAG in bringing out the
biggest scams in the independent India – not one but three ie, CWG,
2-G spectrum and S-band. Though the first two is now known to one and
all less is known about the last one ie S-band. It is our department –
whether it is P&T Audit or MAB/Commercial Audit – that has brought
these two mega scams into the public domain – while in 2-G spectrum
allocation the presumptive loss is estimated at 1.76 lakh crores
rupees, in the case of S-band (on account of the deal struck between
Antrix corporation and Devas Multimedia), the presumptive loss was
pegged at atleast 2 lakh crores.

We all expected that the departmental authorities would seize the
opportunity and try to strengthen the accounting and auditing
functions to be the true watch dog of Indian finances. We sincerely
hoped that the work study conducted by the administration using the
services of 'Enron fame' Deloitte' & Touché would be truly used for
the benefit of the department, the tax payer, the people and the
country.

It is a known secret that a good number of officers in Gr A who are
eager to chargesheet the employees for attending a meeting or a
demonstration or for availing a casual leave are willing partners in
the cover up operations, hand in glove with auditee organisations.
Many stories are going around.

But nobody expected that immediately after the audit report on
ISRO/Antrix Corporation (involving the shady deal with Devas
Multimedia) – that too on the footsteps of audit report on 2G spectrum
scam - came to the knowledge of public and the cabinet was forced to
cancel the deal with Devas Multimedia, the Commercial Audit wing has
come with a fantastic directive to all field offices including DGA
(P&T) that the criteria for the supplementary audit is totally changed
– that CPSUs with a turnover of less than Rs 5000 crore or paid up
capital less than Rs 500 crore need be taken up for supplementary
audit only at least once in five years!

From watch dog of Indian finances to the lap dog of the executive!

This is quite shameful and has to be opposed - if the administration
does not withdraw it immediately, has to be exposed.

The motive is very clear – to ensure that no more reports such as 2G
spectrum and S band do not come up.

Even otherwise in the recent past, the department has calculatedly
been reducing the quantum of audit and the functional separation of
audit and accounts has done irreparable damage to the cause of public
accountability.

"SAVE AUDIT & ACCOUNTS DAY" ON 12TH April 2011

All the units may hold lunch hour meeting on 12th April 2011 to
explain the serious situation and endorse the letter written by HQr to
CAG on the issue (copy enclosed) demanding immediate withdrawal of the
said directive, by adopting a resolution, forwarding the same to CAG
through proper channel.

With regards
Yours fraternally,

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General
Draft Resolution

The meeting of members ……………. ……………………..Association,……………held on 12th
April 2011 unanimously endorses the views communicated by the
Secretary General of All India Audit & Accounts Association on the
directive of the Pr Director (CA) on the conduct of audit of CPSUs
where CAG is a supplementary auditor vide his letter dated 2nd March
2011 (Copy enclosed).

This meeting urges upon the Comptroller & Auditor General of India to
cause withdrawal of the said directives and take steps to further
strengthen the accounting and auditing functions by providing enough
man power.

Resolve to submit a copy of this Resolution to Comptroller & Auditor
General of India through proper channel.

Further resolve to forward copy of the resolution to Secretary
General, All India Audit & Accounts Association.

President
…………………….Association
******

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com
Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/B-1/05/2011
Date: 2nd March 2011

To
The Comptroller & Auditor General of India,
9, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,
New Delhi – 110124

Sir,

I am to invite your kind attention to a communication from Director
General (Commercial) II to all PDCA and Ms AB as well as to DGA (P&T),
communicating there-in criteria for selection of Central Public Sector
undertaking for annual audit. This communication is applicable to all
such CPSUs where the CAG of India is the supplementary auditor.

At the outset let me record our strong opposition to this fresh
directive on criteria – that CPSUs with a turnover of less than Rs
5000 crore or paid up capital less than Rs 500 crore need be taken up
for supplementary audit only at least once in five years – will
preclude 295 out of 368 CPSUs from the purview of accounts audit by
CAG of India.

This is exactly what the Expert Committee headed by JJ Irani (of Tata
Group) on amendment to Company's Act, 1956 had proposed.

It is known fact that the executive does not want the audit by CAG,
rather they are abhor to the concept of public accountability. What
surprises one is that the departmental authorities are kow-towing the
executive in this.

It would not be out of context to mention here the mobilisation of
Members of Parliament in a massive manner by All India Audit &
Accounts Association and All India Audit & Accounts officers
Association forced the government of India to backtrack from the move
while carrying out redrafting of the Company's Act 1956. We had then
mobilised letters from 700 odd MPs against this move.

It is quite horrifying to note that what the executive and lobby of
Chartered Accountants could not manage through the Irani Committee due
to the mobilisation of public opinion against it is being given on a
platter by the departmental authorities. It is not understood in whose
interest it is done – it is not in the interest of the Department or
the tax payer or of the people at large. What is being attempted to be
perpetrated is a big fraud on the concept of public accountability and
the Constitution itself.

It is a dichotomy that the department that is under flak from the
political executive on account of its principled position on public
accountability is willingly submitting to the wishes of the executive
in an area the government investment to the tune of 4 lakh crores of
rupees or more is involved.

This Association has all along been championing the cause of
functional and financial independence to CAG to discharge the
constitutional obligations. Any move from the departmental authorities
to dilute the auditorial oversight of Indian finances by CAG would be
opposed by this Association.

It is therefore requested that DG (Commercial) may kindly be advised
to withdraw the letter 31CA-IV/12-1998 Vol. II date 27.01.2011
prescribing the 'criteria for selection of CPSU for annual accounts'
forthwith.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(M. S. Raja)
Secretary General

Friday, March 4, 2011

Circular 07-2011

Dear Comrade

Please find Circular 07-2011 posted below

With Greetings

Yours fraternally

(M. S. Raja)
Secretary General

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com
Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com
Reference: AIA/Circular-07/2011
Dated: 4th March 2011

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee

Dear Comrades,

The CWC meeting held at New Delhi on 24-25 February 2011 adopted the
following resolutions (in addition to the six resolutions mentioned in
Circular 06).

7. On enhancement of TA/DA for sports persons
8. On relaxation of Recruitment Rules for sports persons
9. On denial of Child care leave and conditionalities imposed there-on
10. On SAS examination
11. Dilution, abdication of Audit in PRI and P&T audits

The CWC called upon every unit to clear the head quarter quota with
out fail by 31st March 2011 and also to collect special fund of Rs
100/- per member and remit it to HQr immediately. The units which are
yet to revise their rate of subscription may carryout the amendment of
the constitution without any further delay.

The CWC decided to hold Women's Convention by June/July 2011. Mumbai,
Nagpur and Hyderabad have been identified as the possible venue. Each
of them may convey their preparedness to hoist the all India Women's
meet. After hearing from the units the National Executive Committee
may decide the venue from amongst the three.

The CWC exhorted the leaders and members of the Association to take
active part in the functioning of the local COCs taking lead in
mobilising the employees on the charter of demands finalised by the
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

The CWC called upon every unit to observe International Women' Day on
8th April (Pl refer Circular 06). Circular issued by Com Jaitha VS,
Convener, Women's Committee is given below. All the units in the
station may come together and observe the day jointly. If the local
COC is arranging any programme they join in large numbers in that
programme also.

Confederation Circular on Women's Convention at Kolkata is attached.

WORKERS MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

Even by the conservative estimates more than six lakhs of workers
marched in the streets of New Delhi to protest against the ruinous
economic policies pursued by the government making the life of the
common man miserable. Thousands were held up at different points by
the way of halting of trains and they could not make it to the rally
in time. It is time that the government recognises the growing
discontent and makes corrective measurers. But the budget presented by
the Finance Minister gives no such indication. More than restoring the
confidence of crores of toiling masses in the government, the Prime
Minister and Finance Minister are concerned about boosting corporates'
confidence! The announcement of the Finance Minister in the budget
speech to re-introduce the PFRDA bill shows very clearly how the
things will be in the days to come.

APEX JAC MEETING

The Apex JAC met at New Delhi on 22nd February 2011. After a long gap
Chief Executives of most of the Constituents attended the meeting.
The Apex JAC decided that two proposals that came for the discussion
be referred to the constituents for their organisational decisions.
These issues are:
1. Remove the demand 'implementation of arbitration award' from the
charter of demands and pursue the demand separately
2. to demand functional independence to audit & accounts (including
organised accounts) and functional integration.

The apex JAC would meet soon at Hyderabad to take decisions there-on.
Apex JAC circular is enclosed.

CONFEDERATION CALL

The Secretariat of the Confederation met on 24th February along with
General Secretaries of State Committees of Confederation. The meeting
decided to hold lunch hour meetings in each office on 20th April 2011
to explain the charter of demands to members and also to submit it to
the respective heads of department. The Confederation shall issue a
detailed memorandum on the charter of demands. The State Committee of
Confederation shall take necessary steps to implement the programme in
a most effective manner.

The Confederation Secretariat also decided to hold Conventions in such
states where state committees are still not formed.

We endorse the decisions of the Confederation and call upon every unit
and member to involve themselves in building up the Confederation and
also a vibrant movement of Central Government employees.

Confederation circular is enclosed.

With regards
Yours fraternally,

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General

Order for stepping up of pay of promotees vis-à-vis direct recruitees
is expected to be issued by the CAG administration in a matter of
days. We had demanded the same in the pattern of CBDT vide letter
dated 6th Dec 2010.


ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com
Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com
23-02-2010
OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
ON MARCH 8TH
Dear Comrades,

"Womens Day Greetings of peace and Solidarity to you all."

The month of March is dedicated for the women to commemorate the
struggle of the courageous women who fought for equality, justice,
peace and development- who have paved the way for us to continue our
journey for women's emancipation.

"On March 8th 1857 women (garment workers) working in textile
factories in New York staged a protest against inhumane working
conditions and low wages. On 8th March 1908, 15000 women marched
through the New York city demanding shorter work hours, better pay,
voting rights and an end to child labour."

Today we live in a violent world and discrimination and violence
against women are very much prevalent. In a fast changing globalised
world women are not only victims of the violence generated by the
patriarchal system, but also of poverty, exploitation and exclusion
from the mainstream society by the neo-liberal economic system. It is
a human rights violation denying women and girls equality. Violence
against women is present in every country, cutting across boundaries
of culture, class education, income and age, and hence demanding
equality, justice, peace and development has become relevant as a
century ago.

Annually on March 8th events are held through out the world to
inspire women and celebrate achievements. So make it a point to think
globally and act locally. Make every day International Womens Day.

Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is Bright,
Equal, Safe and Rewarding.

Highlight the need for continued vigilance and action.

Jaitha.V.S
Convenor, Women' Committee
All India Audit and Accounts Association


CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden New Delhi. 110 027
E mail: confederation 06@yahoo.co.in
Website: Confederationhq.blogspot.com
Dated: 1. 03. 2011
Confdn/5/2011
Dear Comrade,
National Women Convention
The first National women convention of Central Govt. employees was
held at Maulali Yuba Kendra, Kolkata on 7th and 8th Feb. 2011. The
convention began with the inaugural session chaired by Com. S.K. Vyas.
President, Confederation and addressed by Com. K.K.N. Kutty, Secretary
General. It was followed by an impressive procession taken out from
K.G. Bose Bhawan, the Hqrs. of the COC West Bengal to the venue of the
convention hall, participated by not only delegates but by thousands
of women workers of various Central Govt. offices in Kolkata. The
processionists carried placards, banners, flags and traversed a
distance of about 3 to 4 Kms shouting slogans on demands specific to
women workers. The processionists were greeted by various Central
Government organizations; BSNL employees union and the Pensioners
Association on the way
On convergence at the Yuba Kendra, which had been jam packed and
overflowing, the open session was addressed by Com. Sudha Sundaraman,
General Secretary, All India Democratic Women Association, New Delhi.
In her hour and half speech, Com. Sudha Sundararaman touched upon
various national and international issues, the problems and
difficulties confronted by the working women employees in particular
and the women in the Indian society in general. She exhorted the
participants to be active in the Trade Union movement along with their
men counterparts to bring about a strong and militant resistance
movement to the neo liberal economic policies the pursuance of which
has made the common people to suffer.
Earlier Prof. Jasodhara Bagchi, Chairperson, Reception Committee
welcomed delegates and guests. In her speech she underlined the
significance of the Convention, the background and history of the
women's movement, the sterling role played by the women in the
evolution of a civilized society.
The convention was greeted, inter alia, by Com M Krishnan, Secretary
General, National Federation of Postal Employees, Com.Ashok B
Salunkhe, Secretary General, Income Tax Employees Federation, Com.M S
Raja, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts Employees
Association, Com.K V Jayraj, General Secretary, National Federation of
Atomic Energy Employees, ComVrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General,
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Com.Somnath Bramha,
General Secretary, All India Printing and Stationery Employees
Federation, Com K V Sridharan, General Secretary, All India Postal
Employees Union Group C, New Delhi.
Subject Session
The subject session which followed thereafter was conducted by a
presidium consisting of the following comrades :
1. Com.Gita Ghoshal – ITEF(W.B)
2. Com.C P.Shobhana – NFPE (Kerala)
3. Com.Pushpeswari Devi – NFPE (AP)
4. Com.Neena Kumari Kujur - Audit(Odissa)
5. Com M Durga – Civil Accounts (Chennai)
The Secretary General, Confederation presented the report. The
following 22 comrades participated in the deliberation on the report:
1. Vidya Bodas – ITEF, Mumbai 2. V Narmatha – Audit & Accounts, Delhi,
3. Deepa Sen Sharma – ITEF, NER 4. Lakshmi Swaminathan – Civil
Accounts 5. Aruna V.B – AG's Office, Trivandrum 6. Jyothi Samel – NFAE
7. Damayanthi Loknath 8. Ratna Shome – NFPE Kolkata 9. Mausumi
Majumder - NFPE Assam 10. R Geetha – CGHS Pondichery 11. Hemavani –
NFPE Andhra Pradesh 12. Neelu Goutham – ITEF Lucknow 13. Premlatha
Ramaswami – AG's Office Mumbai 14. Kalpana Dutta – Civil Accounts,
Delhi 15. Kalpana Adhikary – CGWB Bhubaneswar 16. Nirmala G – ITEF
Karnataka 17. Ariya Devi – NFPE Kerala 18. Manisha Biswas – BSNLEU,
W.B 19. Annamma - Sreechitra Staff Union, Trivandrum 20.Namitha
Banerjee – Audit & Accounts 21. Pushpita Dutta Gupta – Printing &
Stationary, Kolkata.
Resolution adopted
The house was composed of 190 delegates and 13 observers representing
various States and different Organizations of the CG employees. This
apart the inaugural function was witnessed by 373 observers
representing different CG employees' organization located in the city
of Kolkata. After discussions the house adopted unanimously the
report. On the basis of the deliberations in the house and
presentations made by the above mentioned 22 delegates the house also
decided to adopt the following resolutions. The full text of which
will be published later.
A. To observe the International Women's day on 08.03.2011 at all State
Capitals by organizing meetings/convention etc. to explain the
significance of the women's movement and the need for organizing
working women.
B. To demand that the Govt. take steps to pass the Women's Reservation
Bill in the Lok Sabha.
C. To set up committees in all offices to prevent sexual harassment as
per the guidelines issued by the Govt.of India in this regard and
ensure that such committees are headed by judicial officers of
appropriate levels. To demand for an enactment in the Parliament to
give the guidelines a statutory status.
D. To demand that the Govt. accepts all recommendations made by the
6th CPC in respect of women issues and orders issued thereon.
E. The orders presently issued by the Govt. in the matter of Child
care leave has stipulated that the said leave has to be treated like
Earned Leave. Since this has afforded discretion for the controlling
officers to either grant, reject or reduce the period of leave. The
house had decided to demand that such discretionary powers are not
given to the sanctioning authorities.
F. To support and popularize the issues on which working class would
be organizing march to Parliament on 23rd Feb.'11.
G. To ensure larger participation of women employees in all struggles
against the neo-liberal economic policies.
Election of Womens' committee
In the post lunch session the house discussed the formation of a
women's committee to give an organizational shape to carry out the
decisions of the convention. Since a few of the affiliated
organizations and certain states could not depute delegates to attend
the convention, it was decided that the committee so formed should
have the power to co-opt members to provide wider representation. On
this understanding the convention selected the following comrades to
constitute the committee.
1. Com. Gita Ghoshal - Chairperson, ITEF, W.B
2. Com. C P Shovona - Convenor, NFPE, Kerala
3. Com. Ninakumari Kujur - Member, Sudit, Odissa
4. Com. Nirmala - do , ITEF, Karnataka
5. Com. Kamalesh Kumari - do , Civil Accounts, Delhi
6. Com. Neha Talwar - do , NFAEE , Nagpur
7. Com. Lakshmi Devi - do , NFPE P3, A.P
8. Com. Rina Saha - do , NFPE P3, W.B
9. Com. Seethalakshmi - do , NFPE P4, Karnataka
10. Com. Narmatha - do , Audit, T Nadu
11. Com. Mausumi Majumder- do , NFPE, Assam
12. Com. Tanushree Roy - do , ITEF, Odissa
13. Com. Roopa Bathna - do , Postal, MP
14. Com. Devaki Devi - do , Audit, HP
15. Com. Jyothi Samel - do , NFAEE, Mumbai
16. Com. Vidya Bhodse - do , ITEF, Mumbai
17. Com. Mansha Majumder - do , West Bengal
18. Com. Rumpa Kar - do , National Library, W.B
19. Com. Neelu Gautam - Member, ITEF, UP
20. Com. Geetha - do , Pondichery
21. Com. Narayani - do, Chithira Thirunal Research Institute,
Thiruvananthapuram
22. Com. Kalpana Adhikari - do , Ground Water Board, Odissa
23. Com. L Kharstum - do , Civil Accounts, Meghalaya
The composition of the House
As per the credential committee's report submitted to the house of the
190 delegates who attended the convention 44 were office bearers of
various Organizations; 22 Organizations and 13 States were represented
in the convention; of the 373 observers 13 were pensioners; the
youngest comrade who attended the convention was 28 years old and the
oldest 58; the oldest amongst the pensioners was 76 years old and
youngest 60. The convention was concluded with vote of thanks proposed
by Com. M S Raja. On behalf of the delegates and observers and on
behalf of the Central Hqrs. Of Confederation Com. M S Raja profusely
thanked the co-ordination committee of West Bengal for the excellent
arrangement made for the conduct of the convention and for the
boarding and lodging of the delegates. The full text of the welcome
speech, the Secretary General's report and the Introductory pamphlet
issued by the Reception committee are enclosed. A few Photographs of
the convention held at Kolkata has been placed on the website under
this Circular letter.
Workers March to Parliament 23rd February, 2011
Even as per the very conservative observation 6 lakhs workers are
reported to have participated in the great rally organized by the
Central Trade Unions along with various Employees Federation on 23rd
February, 2011 at New Delhi. It was a grand show of workers might and
determination to fight against the neo-liberal economic policies of
the Govt.of India. Confederation and its affiliates can be proud of
the fact that the Central Govt. employees were part and parcel of this
huge demonstration. Large number of comrades came from Delhi and
neighboring States to participate in this rally. Many could not reach
in time before we could start the procession from the identified spot
of Jantar Mantar. Allahabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur ,
Bariely, Meerut, Agra, Ghaziabad, Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh brought
large number of Central Govt. employees to participate in the rally.
Similarly Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Alwar were the stations in
Rajasthan which took pains to mobilize the Central Govt. Employees to
go over to Delhi and be participants in the rally. Ambala, Faridabad,
Rohtak, Gurgaon, Rewari where the stations in Haryana which sent in
large number of employees to take part in the procession. Chandigarh,
Jalandhar in Punjab also mobilized a good number of comrades to be at
Delhi. The state committee of Delhi and its affiliated organisations
worked hard to mobilize large number of employees to participate in
the rally and obviously it did fructify in as much as unusually a
large number of comrades came on their own and also in vehicles
arranged by the respective organization to swell the number of Central
Govt. employees in the rally. Almost all the states have sent in
comrades to participate in the rally as per quota fixed by the
Confederation. It was by far the best participation of the Central
Govt. Employees in the mobilization of the workers against the Govt.
India's economic policy in the recent days. We are pleased to inform
that the quota we had fixed as the minimum number has been surpassed
by all the States as also the affiliates. We place on record our
sincere thanks and gratitude to the State level leaders and affiliates
for the yeomen efforts undertaken by them to make this programme
memorable. This had emboldened the National Secretariat of the
Confederation which met on 24th to embark upon a mass Rally of Central
Govt. Employee alone in the ensuing Monsoon session of the Parliament
in pursuance of the demands specific to Central Govt. Employees. We
request our affiliates and State Secretaries to convey our gratitude
to each and every member who responded to this call and participated
in this rally.
In order to enable the Secretariat to review the efforts undertaken
by the States and Affiliates, which you will agree is a pre-requisite
for effective and efficient functioning of the orgasnisation, we
request you to send us a report within ten days of placing this
circular to the website in the following format.
1. Details of the campaign programme undertaken by the leaders and the
places visited.
2. Whether any pamphlet has been issued and if so the copy thereof may
be sent to the CHQ.
3. The number of comrades participated from each station.
4. Whether the quota fixed could exceed/ be met or not met.
5. Amount spent for hiring bus, affording traveling expenses to the
participating comrades etc.
(A few photographs taken by our comrades during the rally have been
placed on the website under this circular letter)
The National Secretariat meeting held on 24th February, 2011and decisions
45 comrades (Secretariat members and the State Secretaries)
participated in the meeting held on 24th February, 2011 at the CHQ.
The meeting was convened as per the decision taken at the National
council meeting held on 1st December, 2010 at Mumbai. The main Agenda
for discussion was organizing the State/District committees and to
ensure that conferences of these committees are held as specified in
the constitution.
After discussion it was decided that UP state committee is to be
reorganized as a single committee on 17th March 2011, at Lucknow. The
NFPE has decided to organize a camp near Lucknow on 16th and 17th and
the State Conference of the Confederation will be held on 17th at 10
AM at the same venue. It was also decided as a matter of fact that the
Districts where there are few Central Govt. Organisations the District
secretary shall be the nominee of NFPE and the committee shall have
two other members selected by other prominent organization as of the
Central Govt. employees in the District. The conference will be held
on the same lines in AP, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicober
Islands, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Com Piyush Roy will take
initiative to explore the possibility of setting up State committees
in Tripura and Nagaland. The meeting noted that Meghalaya
co-ordination committee was functioning well. In the absence of the
representative from other State Committees, the meeting authorized the
Secretary General and the available members of the Secretariat at
Delhi to get in touch with those State Committee and ensure that the
State Committees are formed wherever it is not functioning.
In order to propagate the demands included in the charter,
conventions will be organized in all states. On 20th April, 2011
demonstration/lunch hour meetings will be organized in front of all
offices to submit the charter of demands to the concerned Heads of
Department. The National Secretariat will meet on 11th of June, 2011
at New Delhi to fix the date for the various programmes of action
decided by the National Council meeting. The period between March to
June is required to utilize for the purpose of Organizing
state/District level conventions to popularize the demands. The
affiliates will also organize all India meetings/conventions to
popularize the demands in the charter so that horizontal and vertical
campaign programme will be unleashed simultaneously.
With Greetings
Yours faithfully
Sd/-
K.K.N.Kutty
Secretary General

JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF
ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS
AUDIT LEKHA BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, P.O.VASUNDHARA, DT. GHAZIABAD, U.P, 201012
Ph. 0120-2881727/011-2578 5070
E-mail: auditflag1923@gmail.com/ v.aicaea@gmail.com

No: JAC/Circular -02/2011
Dated: 26th February, 2011

To
Chief Executives of Constituent Organizations &
Conveners, Local JACs

Dear Comrades,
The Apex JAC met in Delhi on 22nd February 2011. Following were present.
1. Com. M. S. Raja, Chairman, Apex JAC and Secretary General, All
India Audit & Accounts Association
2. Com. V. Bhattacharjee, Convener, Apex JAC & Secretary General, NFCAA
3. Com. S. Mohan, Secretary General, All India Audit & Accounts
officers Association
4. Com. T. Satyanarayana, General Secretary, All India Postal
Accounts Employees Association
5. Com. G. P. Dutta, Secretary General, All India Defence Accounts
Employees Association
6. Com. N. Srinivasan, General Secretary, All India Railway Accounts
staff Association
7. Com. S.V. Deshpande, President All India Audit & Accounts
officers Association)
8. Com. R. N. Gupta, ex-Secretary General, All India Association of
Pay and Accounts officers (Civil)
9. Com. G. K. Gohain, Convener, JAC, Guwahati and Vice President All
India Audit & Accounts Association
10. Com. A. K. Mehta, Convener, local JAC, Delhi and Vice President
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
11. Com. Partha Bhattacharjee, Working President, All India Railway
Accounts Staff Association attended the meeting and
12. Com. S. K. Vyas, Chairman, Confederation of Central Government
Employees and workers and Member, Standing Committee NC (JCM)
The meeting took the stock of the situation with reference to the
call given for observance of Awakening Day on 15/02/2011. The
reporting received so far by Apex JAC indicates that the programme has
been implemented in select stations only.
As far as the issue of implementation of Arbitration Award on grant
of higher pay scale to Sr. Accountants/Auditors with effect from
01.01.1986 is concerned, the meeting noted that through the matter was
placed in the Parliament during monsoon session of 2010, it could not
be tabled in the Parliament by the Government due to the intervention
of Com. Basudeb Acharia, M P. Loksabha and also due to disruption of
Parliament in the winter Session. It is expected that in all
likelihood it would be introduced in the budget session of Parliament
for rejection.
The meeting observed that, though the demand of grant of higher pay
scale has been met with effect from 01.01.1996, but it is necessary to
continue persuasion for settlement of this issue in the form of
implementation of arbitration award to avoid danger of down-gradation
of status and Pay Scales of Accounts and Audit Cadres in future. The
meeting therefore, decided that the issue shall be pursued.
The meeting also reviewed the status of Charter of Demands adopted by
apex JAC and decided that on the following issues views of the
Constituent organisations- after discussion in the respective decision
making forums - may be sought for taking a final call.
1. The demand "implement arbitration award on pay scales" may either
be taken out of the charter of demands and pursued separately placed
appropriately in the re-oriented charter of demands (furnished below).
2. The JAC may focus on core/functional issue of Accounting and
Auditing Organizations as the system is facing grave threat from the
executive by holding a National Convention and through wide campaigns
etc demanding Functional Independence to Audit & Accounting
organisations. The issue of demanding "functional integration" may
also be discussed and opinion there-on may be communicated.
The Apex JAC shall meet at Hyderabad on 11th April 2011. It is
requested that every constituent organisation communicate their views
on the above proposal before 11th April 2011.


With warm greetings,


(V.Bhattacharjee)
Convener

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Circular 06

Dear Comrades

Circular 06-2011 posted below.

With greetings

M. S. Raja
Secretary General

ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
CSV WARRIER BHAWAN
15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0 – 98681 45667
E-mail: auditflag@gmail.com
Website: www.auditflag.blogspot.com

Reference: AIA/Circular-06/2011
Dated: 2nd March 2011

To
Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee

Dear Comrades,

The CWC of the Association met at New Delhi on 24-25 February 2011.
115 comrades attended the CWC representing 42 units – 53 delegates
(42+11, NE Members), 7 Spl Invitees to NE and 44 observers. (Some
Units were represented by Spl Invitees to NE; hence they are shown
against the Unit). List of delegates and observers attended the CWC
would be published in the next issue of Auditlekha Samanvay.

11 of the 15 members of the National Executive attended the CWC meet –
Coms V Sreekumar, VS Jaitha and R Venkataraman had applied for leave
of absence on account of certain pressing domestic problems. There was
no communication from Com VK Bhambhi, Asstt. Secretary General.

CWC was conducted by a Presidium comprising of Com M Duraipandian,
President, Coms G.K. Gohain and Subhash Chandra Pandey, Vice
Presidents.

25 delegates participated in the discussion on the Secretary General's
note on agenda items. The house was unanimous in deploring the action
of the CAG administration on the employees and officers for their
participation in the Mass Casual Leave on 8th April 2010.

After an in depth discussion on the situation prevailing in the
country and in the department particularly, the CWC concluded that the
employees and officers have no other way but to mobilise the employees
and wage a relentless struggle against the anti-employee policies
pursued by the government and departmental authorities.

The CWC, after assessing the organisational position in the units
identified certain deficiencies in the functioning such as democratic
functioning, role of our units in the local COCs and JAC etc. The
degree of deficiency might be varying from station to station. The
meeting, therefore, decided to hold station-wise workshops in the next
three months on various issues relating to the employees and the
workers at large. for conscious rectification of organisational
deficiencies. The Secretariat was authorised by the CWC to finalise
the details of the workshop.

The CWC adopted the policy and programme resolution moved by the
Secretary General - copy enclosed.

The CWC also adopted resolutions on the following issues:

1. On Price Rise
2. Vacation of victimisations
3. On Filling up of vacancies through local recruitment
4. On the new guidelines issued by CAG's office curtailing the quantum
of audit in CPSUs
5. On formation of Women Committees in every station
6. On regularisation of Casual leave on 8th April 2010

Full text of the resolution would be published in the Auditlekha Samanvay.

The CWC decided to hold National Convention/seminars on the two
important issues agitating the audit and accounts employees and
officers' vis-à-vis strengthening audit & accounts with functional
independence and the attack on the trade union rights of the
employees. As apex JAC also has decided to organise National
Convention on functional independence and functional integration of
audit and accounts, the National Executive has been authorised by the
CWC to coordinate with the Apex JAC and finalise the details.

CWC meeting called upon every unit to observe "International Women's
Day" -100th Year – by holding meetings, lectures or seminars on 8th
March.

The CWC decided to re-nominate Coms SK Vyas and MS Raja to the
National Council, JCM for another term.

The CWC also decided that Com O. S. Sudhakaran, General Secretary,
Commercial Audit AAO Association (in place of Com K Udayakumar who has
since been promoted as AO) and Com Hari Shankar Tiwari (Allahabad)
shall be Special Invitees to the National Executive Committee.

The CWC authorised the National Executive to take appropriate steps
with regard to transfer of house no 1089.

Com SK Vyas briefed the CWC on the various issues confronting the CG
employees and on the decision of the Confederation to mobilise the
employees independently on the issues, especially on revision of wages
on every five years and merger of DA with pay for all purposes.

With regards
Yours fraternally,

(M.S.Raja)
Secretary General

All India Audit & Accounts Association

RESOLUTION ON POLICY & PROGRAMME
Adopted by the Central Working Committee Meeting of
held at New Delhi 24th and 25th February 2011

Part I

The Central Working Committee meeting of All India Audit & Accounts
Association held at New Delhi 24th and 25th February 2011 welcomes the
militant uprisal by the common people in the countries like Tunisia
and Egypt in protest against the agonies thrust upon them on account
of the neo-liberal economic policies nakedly pursued by their
totalitarian regimes. The CWC salutes the unknown thousands who made
history with utmost commitment which was hitherto considered
impossible.

The CWC notes that the food crisis and unemployment that made the
impossible into a possibility in these countries is alarmingly on the
rise in India too. The insensitivity of the powers that be is pushing
the country into a situation that hitherto not existed. Revelations on
the various scams like CWG, 2G-spectrum and S-band - where the loss to
exchequer is in lakhs of crores of rupees -and the shameless effort to
cover up these loot of the people of the country are really
disturbing.

The spiralling prices of essential commodities have made the life of
the common man miserable. The abandoning of the administered price
mechanism on petroleum products and the resultant frequent prices in
the diesel and petrol is causing over all price rise. The common man
is left to the mercy of the merciless market forces.

When the government of the day is nakedly pursuing the policy of
helping the loot of the nation by few corporate houses – native as
well as foreign – by extending few hundred corporate houses all
facilities and benefits while heaping misery upon misery on the common
man, the only silver line in the horizon is the growing unity of
workers as was manifested in the one day strike on 7th September 2010
and in the workers march to Parliament on 23rd February 2011.

The CWC meeting whole-heartedly welcomes this and declares that the
All India Audit & Accounts Association, its affiliates and members
shall strive its best to mobilise the employees in favour of the
struggle against the disastrous economic policies that are pursued by
successive governments since 1991. It further declares that the All
India Audit & Accounts Association shall be in the forefront of these
struggles along with other sections of Central Government employees
under the banner of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees &
Workers.

Part II

This Central Working Committee meeting of All India Audit & Accounts
Association held at New Delhi on 24-25 February 2011views with all
seriousness the continuing attacks on the social security schemes of
the employees like Pension and Health scheme etc. With the attack on
the employees on the rise and the policies of down sizing, outsourcing
and contractorisation being implemented with increased vigour, this
CWC meeting is of the considered opinion that the employees are left
with no option but to oppose these policies and resist and defeat it
through collective actions and authorises the National Executive to
give appropriate directions.

This meeting of CWC welcomes the decision of the Confederation of
Central Govt employees and Workers to mobilise the employees and
launch agitation in pursuance of the 14 point charter of demands
formulated in its meeting of National Council at Mumbai on 1st
December 2010, including revision of wages with effect from 1.1.2011
and merger of DA with Pay for all purposes as and when the DA crosses
50%. The CWC meeting calls upon every Audit and Accounts employee to
be part of the struggle to achieve the charter of demands framed by
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and
authorises the Secretariat of the Association to take appropriate
decisions for the successful implementation of all the calls of
Confederation of Central Government employees and Workers.

This CWC meeting notes with concern the non implementation of
arbitration award on pay scales and further enhancement of pay scales
of assistants in CSS. The conference records its resentment over the
naked discrimination meted out to audit and account cadres from
auditor/accountant to SAOs and resolves to fight against this
discrimination and authorises the National Executive Committee to
chalk out agitational programmes in consultation with other
constituents of Joint Action Committee of Audit & Accounts Employees
and Officers Organisations.

Part III

This CWC meeting of All India Audit & Accounts Association held at New
Delhi on 24-25 February 2011 is of the considered view that the stand
of the CAG administration in the aftermath of the Mass Casual leave on
8th April 2011 is reminiscent of colonial days.

The CWC notes that huge vacancies in the cadres of LDC and (Sr)
Auditor/Accountant are adversely affecting the discharge of the
constitutional obligations. Despite repeated assurances the filling up
of vacancies has not gained momentum. The posting of outstation
candidates is leading to the same old situation with good number of
those recruited leaving the job or declining the offer. This meeting
of the CWC is of the firm opinion that vacancies in the department may
be filled by local candidates, preferably through local recruitments.

The moves to implement the Report on changing the Accounting
methodology will have serious implications to the personnel working in
the Department.

This CWC meeting visualises an increased role for the Indian Audit &
Accounts Department in the days to come. But unfortunately the
departmental authorities are not interested in capitalizing on the
situation. While the executive tries to enslave the IA&AD the
departmental authorities are more than willing to kow-tow. Except for
some sensational reports – that also once in a decade – the depth and
range of audit has been minimized by the departmental officers.

This CWC meeting considers that it is the duty of the Association to
go to the people at large on the issue of accountability by holding
seminars, conventions etc and authorises the Secretariat to take
necessary steps to popularise the issue of "Public Accountability"
with functional independence and authorise the National Executive to
take appropriate steps in this direction.

The attempt to modify the scheme and Constitution of JCM/Departmental
council unilaterally raises a question mark on the commitment of
administration to healthy relationship with staff side and rule of
law.

The attacks on the democratic rights of the employees are still
continuing. The events in Kerala - where two comrades have been
dismissed and hundreds have been heavily penalised all for pure trade
union actions - Rajkot, Nagpur, Kolkata and Gwalior are naked
manifestations of the bureaucracy's anti-democratic,
anti-constitutional machinations. This CWC meeting re-iterates the
decision of the 45th Conference to organise seminars etc on the issue
of victimisation of Association activists for trade union activities,
right to collective bargaining and civil rights to government
employees.

This CWC meeting calls upon every one working in Indian Audit &
Accounts Department to strengthen the joint movement of audit and
accounts employees and officers in defence of the right to organise,
freedom of expression and collective bargaining

The CWC meeting adopts the following Charter of Demands authorises the
National Executive Committee to pursue these demands with CAG's
administration through meaningful dialogue either bilaterally or
through departmental council and also organisationally.

Charter of Demands

1. a) Vacate victimisation of Association activists.
b) Allow democratic functioning of Association without
interference from administration
c) Hold independent enquiry into the administrative excesses
in AG's office Kerala as directed by ILO

2. Strengthen Audit & Accounts to Safeguard People's Rights

a) Stop down sizing; Stop outsourcing & privatisation of Audit &
Accounts; Scrap curtailment/shedding of Audit functions in the name of
Audit Plan.
b) Ensure continuance of the existing Accounting and Auditing
methodologies and appropriate party days with scientific work norms.
c) Ensure effective Panchayati Raj Audit & Accounts by sanctioning more posts.

3. a) Amend Company Law and DPC Act for Audit of Public Sector
Undertakings & Corporations even after reduction of Government
share to below 50%.
b) Amend Company Law to ensure the Audit by IA&AD of all
Public Limited Companies listed with Securities and Exchange Board
of India (SEBI)
c) Enact necessary law to bring audit of all public Financial
Institutions by IA&AD.

4. Fill up all vacant posts including Gr D through local recruitment,
no matching savings at the cost of Gr B, C & D cadres.

5. Upgrade all LDC to PB 1 GP 2400 (4000-6000 pre-revised) as
Audit/Accounts Assistant; merge LDC & DEO and grant the following pay
scales to other cadres

Auditor/Accountant: PB2, GP 4200
SA/Steno Gr I : PB2, GP 4600
AAO/Private Secretary: PB2 GP 4800,
PB3, GP 5400 on completion of 4 years
AO : PB3, GP 6600
SAO : PB3, GP 7600


6. Extend benefits of MACP to Assistant Audit/Accounts Officers by
treating promotion to AAO as direct recruitment; withdraw the order
treating promotion from Section Officer to Assistant Audit Officer
between 01.01.2006 to 01.09.2008 as null and void.

7. Designate Supervisor as AAO & Earmark 20% of AAO post for seniority
cum fitness promotion.

8. Remove differential treatment on pay fixation on promotion
vis-à-vis direct recruitees in all cadres as is done in many other
departments.
9. Replace Qualification Pay with the scheme of four advance
increments on passing Departmental Confirmatory Examination
10. Stop down sizing of P&T Audit Offices

11. Re-imburse hotel charges to Railway Audit personnel wherever
Railway accommodation is not allotted while on tour.
12. Regularise all casual, temporary, contract, daily wage workers

13. Restore unilateral transfer policy.

14. Withdraw the fresh criteria issued by Chairman Audit Board for
selection of CPSU annual accounts audit.

15. Restore metal Pass facility to AAOs in Railway Audit

16. Grant increment and Grade Pay of 4800 from the day of Passing of SOGE

17. Maintain Status Quo Ante on recruitment Rules on promotion to AOs cadre


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