Protest by Association: wearing ‘black ribbon’ to mark resentment
The AICA Gr.’B’ Gazetted (AAOs) Association plans to wear black ribbons during office hours from 27.02.2023 to 01.03.2023 to express their resentment in support of their demands, according to an Office Memorandum from the Ministry of Finance’s Department of Expenditure. However, the memorandum reminds employees that government servants cannot engage in any form of strike, and disciplinary action will be taken against those who violate this rule. Employees who are absent without permission will not be entitled to any pay or allowances during the period of absence. The memorandum requests that all Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs deal with cases in which employees violate these rules.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, GPO Complex, INA
Dated: 24 Feb, 2023
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.
2. 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.
3. 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).
4. 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
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