Wednesday, August 19, 2015


The Seventh Pay Commission, headed by justice A.K. Mathur, has sought a one-month extension from the finance ministry and is preparing to submit its report by the end of September. The commission is unlikely to recommend the lowering of the retirement age as rumoured earlier or push for lateral entry and performance-based pay.

The commission, set up once in every 10 years to review pay, allowances and other benefits for central government employees, was appointed by the previous government on 28 February 2014 and was asked to submit its report in 18 months, which falls on 31 August.

“There are some data points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are trying to submit the report by 20 September,” an official of the commission said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The Sixth Pay Commission had submitted its report a little ahead of its deadline on 24 March 2008. The revised pay scales were implemented retrospectively starting 1 January 2006, while recommendations relating to allowances were implemented prospectively.

The finance ministry apprehends that salary and pension expenditure will both rise by around 16% in 2016-17 as a result of the implementation of the Pay Commission recommendations. This may allow capital expenditure to grow by no more than 8% during the year, leaving little room to aggressively push for an infrastructure build-up.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

IZT,2015 circular calling for transfer willingness/representations in common cadre of Superintendent of Hyderabad CCA issued


Alert List of Superintendents due for transfer to Vizag Zone from Hyderabad Zone during AGT,2015

Alert List-2015 of Superintendent alongwith covering letter.pdf

Cabinet May Approve 6 Percent DA Hike Next Week

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve hiking dearness allowance (DA) to 113 per cent from existing 107 per cent benefiting 30 lakh central government employees and 50 lakh pensioners in its meeting scheduled in next week.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
“The Union Cabinet will take a proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and dearness relief for its pensioners to 113 per cent in next week as per agenda listed for the meeting,” a source said.
The hike in DA would be effective from the January 1 this year.
As per practice, the government uses Consumer Price Index- Industrial Workers ( CPI-IW) data of the past 12 months to arrive at a quantum for the purpose of any DA hike.
Thus, the CPI-IW from January 1 to December 31, 2014 would be used to take a final call on the matter.
The CPI (IW) of the months January, February, March, April, May, June and July were 237, 238, 239, 242, 244, 246 and 252 respectively.
The consumer price index -industrial workers (CPI-IW) remained stationery at 253 for last five months August to December, 2014.
“The average of the consumer price index -industrial workers (CPI-IW) from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 works out to be 6.3 per cent. Thus the Central government will hike dearness allowance for it employees by 6 per cent,” the source added.
However, the employees’ bodies are pressing hard to merger of 50 percent DA with basic pay but it has not been given heed by the seventh Pay Commission as well as the government.
The merger of 50 percent DA was discontinued in the Sixth Pay Commission but the Fifth Pay Commission had recommended that if the DA crosses more than 50 percent then it should be clubbed with the basic pay.
-sen times

Friday, March 13, 2015


All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association
Representing the Inspectors of Central Excise throughout India. (RECOGNISED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, VIDE CBEC F.NO. 12017/1/2004-Ad.IV dated 27.05.2013

HYDERABAD BRANCH                                                                     Dated : 11.03.2015

The Chief Commissioner,
Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax,
Hyderabad Zone,


Sub: Inter Commissionerate Transfer –Request for forwarding of the representations -Regarding.

It is humbly submitted to the benign Chief Commissioner that many representations which were submitted by the Inspectors working in Hyderabad Zone and Vizag Zone seeking Inter Commissionerates Transfer to other Zones have not been forwarded so far.

2.    It is submitted that Ministry vide letter F.No. A.22015/23/2011-Ad.III.A dated 27.10.2011 had lifted the ban on Inter Commissionerate Transfer in respect of Inspectors of Customs and Central Excise subject to completion of prescribed probation period. Recruitment Rules prescribes two years of probation period for Inspectors of Central Excise and accordingly, Inspectors working in these two zones have submitted representation requesting Inter Commissionerate Transfer after completion of two years of probation period as stipulated in the letter referred to above.

3.     Some of the ICT representations which were forwarded to the concerned zones have been considered favorably and the officers also got posted to their native place. The Association is grateful for the benign action and extends its sincere gratitude to the Chief Commissioner and cadre controlling Commissioner of Hyderabad for their generous action. However, it is regretted to bring to your kind notice that some of the representations are yet to be forwarded to the respective zones.

4.     All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association, Hyderabad is aware of the fact of acute paucity of Inspectors after cadre restructuring as most of the senior inspectors got promoted as Superintendents. However, it is pertinent to submit that Staff Selection Commission has completed interview of 2013 Batch and final result of direct recruit inspector is awaited and the same is likely to be released very shortly. Further, written examination results for 2014 batch have also been declared by the Staff Selection Commission. It is expected that the inspector strength is likely to be augmented by the SSC in the coming months thereby averting the paucity in Inspector cadre.  Further, a large number of STAs are also on the verge of Promotion to the cadre of Inspectors.

5.      Since the process of acceptance of representations will also take reasonable time at the other end, it is requested that all such representations may please be forwarded to the concerned zones for necessary action. However, for the sake of administrative convenience, the relief of the officers whose representations are considered favourably at the other end, may be deferred till the new batch of inspectors allotted to Hyderabad / Vizag zone join the Department.

Thanking you Madam,
                                                                                         Yours faithfully,

                                                               (SUDESH SINHA)

Copy submitted to the Commissioner, Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, Hyderabad –I Commissionerate.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


IZT Policy,2015 in the common cadre of Superintendents of Central Excise of Hyderabad CCA has been issued. 
Salient features are:
1. Tenure on promotion from Hyderabad Zone to Vizag Zone – 990 days.
2. Tenure on rotation from Hyderabad Zone to Vizag Zone – 330 days
3.  For lady officers it will be one time  tenure of  330 days. 
4. Officers transferred/posted on promotion/rotation to Vizag Zone  and completing two years/one year on or before 31-8-2015 will be repatriated in this AGT to Hyderabad Zone. 
5.  The cut off date for completion of tenure  for repatriation to Hyderabad Zone from next AGT onwards will be 30th June. 
5. Vizag Zone Officers completing minimum tenure of four years in Vizag Zone will be eligible for applying transfer to Hyderabad Zone without any annual cap. 
7. Officers promoted during CR-2014 and later on will be sent to Vizag Zone in this AGT  from bottom of their seniority in the Superintendent cadre as per the requirement. Left over officers  will be sent next year and thereafter as per the requirement. 
8. Only after completion of the CR batch and subsequent batches, senior officers will be  sent on rotation as per requirement in future. 

Govt May Implement Seventh Pay Commission Report From April 2016

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission drafted in to make a new pay structure for the 30 lakh Central government employees would not be able to submit its report in August this year, the Commission is likely to seek extension till October.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
The reports of Seventh Pay Commission will be implicated from April next year as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament on February 27, “The 7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17.”
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said above statement in his pre-budget speech. His statement indicates that the government may implement Seventh Pay Commission report from April 2016.
The UPA government formed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman justice Ashok Kumar Mathur with a timeline of 18 months to make its recommendations. According to present position, the commission will take at least 20-24 months.
However, the Sixth Pay Commission had submitted its report within 18 months.
As a result of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, pay and allowances of the central government employees more than doubled as per Fourteenth Finance Commission estimates.
As such, the central government employees are expected to get 100 percent salary hike under the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Issues like inflation, the government’s financial position and salary structure of government employees in other countries would also be considered as parts of pay panel recommendations.
The Fourteenth Finance Commission asked the pay panel to link the pay with productivity, which will be the biggest hurdle for central government employees to be got over to get salary hike.
It is interesting to note that the earlier governments never accepted to link the pay with productivity.