Change in Nomenclature of LDC, UDC and Assistant – DOPT ought to have upgraded the post

All India Audit & Accounts Association comments renaming LDC, UDC and Assistant Cadre Nomenclature

AIA has expressed its comments on issues of change in nomenclature of LDC, UDC and Assistant.




15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012

Reference: AIA/Circular-31/2015

Dated: 26th December 2015


Unit Secretaries,

Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &

Members of Women’s Committee

Dear Comrades,


This is first time that we have seen the DOPT (Deptt of Personnel & Training) or for that matter the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has acted with such alacrity! It has issued order changing the nomenclature of Assistant, UDC and LDC in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service to Assistant Section Officer (ASO), Senior Secretariat Assistant (SSA) and Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA).

We had been demanding with our department to upgrade the cadre of LDC to Audit/Accounts Assistant, merging the DEO cadre with it, enabling all – the DEO and Audit/Accounts Assistant – getting promotion as Auditor/Accountant. No way, our departmental authorities would not act upon it – but sent it to 7 CPC and 7 CPC during oral deposition told us that it is not a matter for pay commission to decide.

The 7 CPC, in its report vide Para 7.1.4.j made a detailed statement on how the CSS Assistant always got away with a better pay scale than what was recommended by successive pay commissions since 4th CPC and recommended – quoting 6 CPC – that parity should be total upto the level of Assistant and recommended GP of 4200 in PB2 for Assistant in CSS and field offices (the same pay scale recommended for SA of IA&AD and Organised Accounts).

The present order dated 21st December 2015 –just a month after the report of the 7 CPC was submitted – is to circumvent the recommendations of the 7 CPC and to deny parity for field offices and organisations like IA&AD and Organised Accounts with Central Secretariat Clerical Service. It is nothing but total contempt for the 7 CPC by the Government itself.

This order has made one thing clear – DOPT is meant only for Central Secretariat cadres and not for other government employees. Better to rename it as DOPT for CSS!

Anything that any other segment of employees ask for – however genuine it might be – the DOPT would say a big NO. It is there only to deny us our dues and rights.

We have, through a letter demanded that CAG of India assert his position as Constitutional Authority and ensure justice to personnel of IA&AD – as per the demands raised by CAG of India before the 7 CPC. Departmental authorities have all along played subservient to DOPT, causing irreparable damage to the personnel of IA&AD. It is time to assert.


Reports received so far indicate that good number of units has implemented the programme – here and there the date has been changed due to some local conditions. There are few units that have not sent the reports.

As reported in Circular 29, we would be meeting in the extended meeting of the National Executive Committee on 9th and 10th January 2016 at Hyderabad. On 10th January 2015, a Convention of Joint Action Committee would be held. Notice for the meeting of the extended NE meeting has already been sent by e-mail as well as by post to the concerned Units in addition to the NE members. The details such as venue etc are given in the enclosed JAC Circular.


NJCA circular dated 21st December 2015 is enclosed. As stated in our Circular 30, the calls for holding demonstration on 30th December 2015 and three day dharna on19-20-21 January 2016 are re-iterated. (Those units that did not hold the demonstration on 23trd Dec may hold it on 30th December 2015).

The Circular further states the intention to commence the indefinite strike in the first week of March 2016. All Units are requested start the campaigns in the right earnest.

Unit visit by the leadership would commence in the 2nd week of January 2016, immediately after the extended NE meeting on 9-10 January 2016.

OA 4465/2014 & OA 847/2015

Many are enquiring about the status of the cases that we have filed at CAT, Pr Bench, New Delhi. Both the cases are listed before a bench on 14th January 2016. Govt is yet to file its affidavit.

It is true that the messing up of the case by National Audit Federation leading to its dismissal by the Principal Bench of CAT, New Delhi would definitely be used by the govt against us. We all remember what an irreparable damage the case they filed on Pay Parity has caused.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally


Secretary General

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