Strike by Association – wearing ‘black ribbon’ to mark resentment

The Controller General of Accounts has issued an office memorandum regarding a protest by the AICA Gr.’B’ Gazetted (AAOs) Association. The association has decided to wear black ribbons during office hours at their respective offices from 27.02.2023 to 01.03.2023 in support of the settlement of their demands. The memorandum reminds employees of the provisions of the Government of India (Ministry of Home Affairs) OM No. 25/23/66-Estt(A) dated 09.12.1966, which prohibits government employees from participating in any form of strike or absence from work related to their service or the service of any other government employee. The memorandum also draws attention to the proviso to FR 17(I), which states that any employee who is absent from duty without permission shall not be entitled to any pay and allowances during the period of absence, and unauthorized absence shall be deemed to cause an interruption or break in service of the employee under FR 17(A). The Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs are requested to deal with the cases of employees who participate in the protest in the light of the above instructions.

Protest by Association: wearing ‘black ribbon’ to mark resentment

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No. 23011/2/2020-NGE-CGA/494
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
(HR-4)

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, GPO Complex, INA
New Delhi-110023
Dated: 24 Feb, 2023

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: – Protest by Association: wearing ‘black ribbon’ to mark resentment – regarding.

AICA Gr.’B’ Gazetted (AAOs) Association has intimated to mark resentment by wearing ‘black ribbons’ during office hours at their respective offices from 27.02.2023 to 01.03.2023 in support of settlement of their demands.

  1. Attention is invited to the provisions of Government of India (Ministry of Home Affairs) OM No. 25/23/66-Estt(A) dated 09.12.1966 (reproduced as G.J. decision No. 2 under Rule 7 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, a Government servant shall NOT resort to or in any way abet any form of strike (including go-slow, sit-down, pen-down, stay-in, token, sympathetic or any other similar strike as also absence from work for participation in a Bandh or any similar movements) in connection with any matter pertaining to his service or the service of any other Government employee. If any Government servant resorts to any action in violation of Rule 7 (11) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, disciplinary action would have to be taken against him.
  2. Attention is also invited to proviso to FR 17(I) according to which any employee(s) who is absent from duty without permission shall not be entitled to any pay and allowances during the period of absence. Further, unauthorized absence shall be deemed to cause an interruption or break in service of the employee under FR 17(A).
  3. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of staff working under your control. All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs are requested to deal with the cases in respect of employees, who resort to action as above, in the light of above referred instructions.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(C K Salwan)
Sr. Accounts Officer

Source: cga.nic.in

Wearing ‘black ribbon’ to mark resentment

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