Thursday, December 31, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
- The item Nos. 1 to 4 and 5(iii)(iv) and 7 were grouped together and discussed as they were identical in content. For the sake of convenience, we reproduce item No. 3 which covers all the above mentioned items.
Benefit on promotion.
Refixation of pension/family pension.
Item. No. 9.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Many members are asking an update on the restructuring and on the future course of action. Due to time constraints, I am unable to give a detailed report. We would be issuing a detailed circular shortly for discussion in Circles so that further deliberations can be made in the upcoming CEC meeting. These are the highlights of the Committee Report.
High Powered Committee.
Proposed to create All India Central Indirect Taxes Service with the following Hierarchical Structure.
Central Indirect Taxes Officer – (CITO)19670 posts by merging Inspector CE & PO
Senior Central Indirect Taxes Officer – (SCITO) 11805 posts by merging Superintendent CE & Preventive
Senior Superintendent (Indirect Taxes) – (SS) 1400 posts – JTS with GP Rs. 5400/- in PB –3 and STS after 4 years regular service in JTS with GP Rs. 6600/-
SS would be heading Audit Teams and represent the Department before Commissioner (Appeals)/ (Adjn)
Officers promoted as SS would retain their Seniority in Group B level for promotion into IRS cadre as AC.
Inspector CE & PO to be merged and inter se seniority as per DOPT guidelines and Baradwaj Committee Report.
Transfer liability outside the zone of recruitment/ promotion would arise only at the time of promotion as SCITO with facility to return to parent zone on FIFO basis.
Superintendent CE & Prev. to be merged and promotion to SS from the combined cadre of SCITO.
To bring zonal parity, Inspector CE/PO senior in that grade to the last promoted Superintendent (CE or P) shall be re-designated as Superintendent.
Study Group II for restructuring of Integrated Commissionerate & LTU.
Creation of Principal Zones in 5 regions headed by Principal CC.
Creation of 10 more integrated Commissionerates.
Creation of 68 more Division
Creation of 290 more Ranges
Redesignating Superintendent with 25 years of service and receiving 2nd ACP as Deputy Assistant Commissioner.
Increase in posts consequent to the above proposals.
Commissioner – 30
ADC/JC - 79
DC/AC - 360
Superintendent - 1555
Inspector - 4565
Study Group I for restructuring of exclusive Commissionerates.
Creation of 17 additional Exclusive Service Tax Commissionerate
Three Chief Commissioners for ST
More Commissioner (Appeals)
Increase in posts consequent to the above proposals.
CC - 3
Commissioner – 31
ADC/JC - 63
DC/AC - 133
Superintendent - 1819
Inspector - 1879
In Central Excise reduction of 2 Commissionerates proposed.
The meeting w.r.t 01.01.1996 fixation said to have been held is with the Superintendent Association. However our SG had some informal meetings during his visit to Delhi between 03-05.12.2009
The GP 5400 for ACP Inspectors has been referred to DOPT. The case instituted in Cochin CAT may be taken up for hearing in early 2010.
We would be visiting Delhi on 15th and some discussions are slated. We would give an update later.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
THIS SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN UNDERTAKEN IN TWO WORKING DAYS THAT TOO ONLY IN HEAD QUARTERS AND SURROUNDING BUILDINGS SHOWS THE UNITY AMONG THE CADRE. SO ABOUT 95% OF HYDERABAD INSPECTORS ARE AGAINST THE SPLIT IN THE ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Com Vigneshwar Raju,
We appreciate the spirit you have for our organisation, we have respect for our former president except his repeatetive tendency of telling lies,
The only states he manages to keep with him is only Andhra pradesh and superficially Maharashtra, when we have visited we saw a lot of good intelligent guys in Mumbai who are not aware what was going on Hyderabad, try to understand a man who has no support in his own home turf how he could win others with his superfluous ideas; see we love him personally and we believe that it could have been better if he could keep himself as a good worker of our Association, we got very very good talented leaders like Tirthankar Pyne, R.Manimohon, Chandramouli, N. Venkatakrishnan, N.Balraj, Arun Zaqchariah, Shibaji Nayek, Shankar Rao, Virender Thakur, Manoj Kumar, Ashoka Narayanan etc but most of them were never in the top brass of the association, time has come to mark the Person who prefers only specified post and not the association, I myself engaged with the Association for the last 13years and a direct recruit of 1993 got the scope to work as Secretary General only in the month of December 2008, the rest Nine months experience as acting Secy general with our former president was simply horrible, it is not only me, my former secy general was about to forgo his promotion but improper action and inapt ability to handle the situation of our former president compelled him to relinquish his charge to me, never mind I am righting in a open forum for the fact that our colleague should know about the divisive factors and the reason behind properly. The states our former president mentioning who had not participated in the vote is totally false as none of the states participated in vote as there was no contest at all, Former president spat venom in the name of Kousik roy though I repeat I won't have any personal animity against him; he conducted several group meetings upto 04.00 A.M. in the morning of 11th of December 2008 and understood defeat is inevitable, I appreciate his stand not to fill up nomination form, and immediately after declaration of result he left the convention place and started spreading all these bull sheets he had written above; however I have no reservation in coming to hyderabad and answer each every question only thing is that I have received a threat call that I should not enter Andhra and Maharashtra. if you want more detail call Manimohan, Call Pyne or Zacharah.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
These are the comments of Sri.Koneru Prabhakar Rao to my earlier post. posted here for the comments of the concerned
Dear PV Raju,
I have just gone through your comments on your site.
You are reproducing the words from our proposed assn site icestea.com, am I right?. so pl don't call it as vested interest trying to form a separate assn. as the Federation was recognised till 1993 RSA Rules were brought in to force. then from 1993 to 2006 Dec all units of federation inclu Hyderabad were unrecognised. It is my dedication and good work, which is known to all actively involved in Assn. work in our dept. knows. So on the eve of elections at Daman, on my request as President of AICEIA units like Chandigarh, Patna, Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadoda, Rajkot amd Meerut attended the convention to become a member of AICEIA. But due to the partisan politricks palyed by the Kolkata, Chennai and Kerala units, inspite of my willingness to continue with the All India body, all the above units were declared not eligible to vote. Hyd was absent as elections were going on. the Membership of Mumbai reduced to 4 and pune 4. Kolkata was said to be 19 and 23 people attended the meeting by spending Rs 1 lakh just to ensure the posts should be shared.
Whereas, during my 2 years period i have spend 80 days of my leave and Rs 4 lakhs of my money as no one paid me except Rs 1200 (twelve thousand) for my effective work and activating the assn by several means. Till date they say they have no money.
Shall I ask you one thing?. When there is no money, NO recognition and no devotion from the office bearers, I stood as a dedicated man. I will surprise you " I served the INDIAN ARMY FOR 17 YEARS AND RECEPIENT OF SM, AND CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF COMMENDATION besides my assn with very great personalities as a team Member of Sail Yacht TRISHNA (Corps of Engineers and Sail Yacht Jaycus III of CBEC. I have visited around 40 nations and met several heads of state as representative of INDIA.
It is my pleasure if you want to know why the need of a second assn. I will be ready at any time any meeting with any body to speak the importance.
The one point I must mention, unless you know the otherside please don't spread wrong information or frame a figure.
I am proud to be an asn. man all in Mumbai Circle knows well and respects for the goodwork.
Since you are in the CC Unit you ask the senior officers of CBEC, RS etc about my sincereity and honesty, which are my two eyes and because of the two I am able see the future bright for the cadre, if we handle the issue properly and timely.
I look fwd for a gettogether,
with warmth regards,
Rao Koneru Prabhakar
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
i) What would be the pay fixation of a person joining as direct recruit subsequent to 01.01.2006? Pay fixation of a person promoted as inspector after 01.01.2006? Pay fixation of an inspector in service on 31.12.2005?
ii) Seniors are not benefited by this pay up gradation order and hence there is no need for any hype.
iii) The Association went wrong in withdrawing the strike without getting any assurance on the other demands in the strike agenda.
I would like briefly muse on these three points.
The pay fixation of direct recruit Inspector who joined on or after 01.01.2006 is free from doubt. The initial pay in pay band would Rs. 12540/- and the gross basic pay would be Rs. 17140/-. As regards the other two cases, two views exist. The first one is that the person who was on service as inspector on 31.12.2005 would be fixed in the revised pay band, on electing for revised pay structure on 01.01.2006, at a stage corresponding to his pre-revised basic pay as on 31.12.2005 multiplied by 1.86 and rounded off to Rs. 10/- plus the grade pay of Rs. 4600/- and a person who was promoted as Inspector after 01.01.2006 would get his pay fixed after adding an increment of 3% of his pay in pay band plus the grade pay of the feeder post to the pay in pay band and the grade pay of Rs. 4600/-. The second view is that the pay in pay band so fixed in both these cases shall not go below Rs. 12540/- There is no point in Association giving a clarification; we have to seek it from the authority competent to clarify. In this regard, it may also be worth mentioning that some of the individuals who were promoted as Inspector between 01.01.2006 and 01.09.2008 opted for the revised pay structure on the date of their promotion foregoing their arrears and got the pay fixed corresponding to the stage Rs. 6500/- in the pre revised scale. When the cadre of Inspectors do not have a pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 after 01.01.2006, is not these individual’s pay to be re-fixed as on their date of promotion to a stage corresponding to Rs. 7450/-? If that be the case, can a senior draw a lesser pay?
Coming to the senior’s benefit – to cry that the seniors are not benefited is nothing but a myopic view. First of all the grade pay has restored the parity with analogous cadre, our dignity, our status. Leave that apart because status without pay may not be universally acceptable. Let’s examine whether this order would benefit the seniors. What are our major out standing pay related demands. Notional fixation on 6500-10500 scale with effect from 01.01.1996 and Rs. 5400/- grade pay to ACP recipient Inspectors. You may recall that the initial pay in the pay band of revised pay structure corresponded to the pay plus dearness pay plus DA in the pre-revised scale and the grade pay was the fitment weightage. When a new recruit Inspector had to start his pay in revised pay band at the stage of Rs. 9300/-, the pre-revised pay scale of Inspector was effectively down graded to Rs. 5000-8000. Without even restoring the pay scale to 6500-10500, what logical possibility is there for granting notional fixation of the scale 6500-10500 from 01.01.1996? This up-gradation is absolutely essential in pursuing that demand. As regards the second demand of Rs. 5400/-; prior to this up-gradation only a section of the Inspectors were drawing grade pay of Rs. 4800/- on ACP. Now every Inspector would receive Rs. 4800/- on ACP. Hence I wish to state that despite non-availability of immediate financial benefits to seniors, this up-gradation would benefit them in the long run.
Finally the allegation that strike was withdrawn without obtaining all the demands – If you follow the actions and persuasions done by this Association during the last one year, you would be able to understand that the strike was not simply called on a one fine moment. Step by step, the grade pay issue was brought to the negotiation table. After several rounds of discussion, when finally the issue reached a stalemate, which could not be resolved except through a strike, notice was served. The other points were included in the charted so as to draw attention to it. In the matter of calling strike and calling off strike, I submit that the members should show the magnanimity of giving sufficient lee way to the leadership who would be assessing the situation and it may not be possible to share everything that is happening due to strategic reasons. Strike is similar to the game of brinkmanship used in the diplomatic circles. Only the persons in the first line of action can take the decision.
Before parting, I wish to say that the success in the grade pay issue is only because of our unity and let’s all be proud of that. This is a morale booster for all our future endeavors. We will work together to achieve that.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Andhra Pradesh is not cooperating with the Central Association, I request the leaders to send there D.D.O certificates immediately; If we can not submit it by 10th of DEcember we shall loose our negotiation power. We would like to request the same to Pune and Mumbai.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
- The issue of Rs. 5400/- grade pay for all those inspectors who are in the grade pay of 4800/- for four (4) years has been sent to DOP&T as par our demand, we argued that expenditure is not the competent authority to clarify any dispute on ACP matter and DOP&T is the only authority to elucidate the dispute. Side by side the CAT case in Kerala is going on, for derth of fund sometimes we are unable to fight the case, hope situation will improve with your help.
- The Issue pertaining to the notional fixation from 01.01.1996 has been sent to Expenditure once again as chairman’s reference, it is wothy to mention that this issue already got several VIP’s recommendation.
- In its letter dated 12th October 2009 Board intimated us that the stagnation related issue is of great concern for CBEC, it is underway in HRD and under the care of AD-IVA secxtion of CBEC and we have come to know that the separate service as we have demanded shall be taken care of at the time of restructuring.
Sooner or later we will be confronting the CBEC and the Govt., over these issues. These anomalies presently are the subject matter of discussion at various levels. The next course of action will be decided in our next CEC which is likely to be held in Rajasthan in December 2009. Assuring you of our continued efforts in finding resolutions to these issues and with greetings.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS ASSOCIATION
OFFICE BEARERS PLEASE WAKE UP
Saturday, November 7, 2009
On 5th of November 2009 at Rajouri Garden New Delhi it was decided from a joint meeting of Income-tax Employees Federation, Income-tax Gazetted Officers Association, All India Central Excise Inspectors Association and All India Customs Preventive Services Federation will be on a one day’s strike on 26th November, 2009. These organizations have submitted a Strike Notice to the Revenue Secretary . The demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the strike action are also enclosed.
Our organization decided in our Chandigarh C.E.C to go for strike after exhausting all possible means of persuasion and comrades our association feels that now we have no other option left but to go for one day token strike on our four (4) point charter of demand issued to board on 14.08.2009.
We are enclosing copy of the Strike Notice and charter of demand to all concerned. All the circle and branch Secretary’s are hereby requested to forward the strike notice to the concerned Commissioner/C.C on 10th of November with huge rally and continue lunch hour demonstration on every alternate day up to 25th of November.
Comrades we have our experience of three days strike and with the help of that experience we have to participate in this strike. To make it a grand success we request you all to intensify campaign programme so that a message could reach our Ministry that The Inspectors of Revenue Department have the courage to protest against the whims and fancies of the Government.
The Association surely assures you that we are ready to face any odd and to take any action if our cadre’s interest is not given proper importance. We believe in an administration that we are working only persuasion without proper action shall not bring the feudal lords into terms.
We have already completed our campaign programme in the whole of North India, part of South India and West except Mumbai, Pune and Andhra Pradesh we would like to request Branch Secretaries of Mumbai, Pune, Vizag, Hyderabad, Guntur to organize campaign programme immediately, 0n 16th and 17th of November Office Bearers are going to Mumbai for joint campaign programme with Income-Tax, another team shall go to Andhra Pradesh under the Leadership of N. Balraj and Vekata Krishnan by next week.
We have to complete our campaign programme at the most 20th November, 2009.
All the unit office bearers are once again requested to submit their remaining D.D.O certificates immediately.
The President & ( Kousik Roy)
All Office Bearers of AICEIA
(for wide circulation of inputs to
the Members of all Circles/Branches)
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
TRANSFER ORDER OF ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERS
EXCERCISING FRESH OPTION: On 6th CPC recommendation
In Central Government employees, who have been Promoted / granted upgration under ACP scheme during the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008,already they submitted an option form according to the rule of FR22(I)(a)1 (as per V CPC) to selected either Promotion Date or Increment Date. At the time of promotion every individuals selected the option their own convenience of the next increment date.
On implementation of VI CPC recommendations, the FR22(I)(a)1 rule has been modified and published from DOP&T a clarification on 13.09.2008. Owing to this modification, individuals who had opted earlier for Promotion Date only are at loss.
A fresh FR22(I)(a)1 option form has now been served to, who have been promoted the particular period between 1.1.06 to 31.8.08. Once again opt for either promotion date or increment date to fixation of their pay on promoion / ACP.
Opt for Increment Date especially to the affected individuals who had already opted for Promotion Date. On doing this, the above said individuals stands to gain, i.e.
Seniority discrepancy will be removed,
proper pay fixation will be executed,
stepping up problem will be solved.
The dublicate option form as follows…
(FOR FIXATION OF PAY ON PROMOTION)
1……………………………………… hereby elect for fixation of initial pa under the authority of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) O.M. No. 1/2/87-Estt (Pay-I) dated 09-11-87, on promotion to the higher post of …………………………………….
(A) With effect from…………………………… on the basisi of FR22 (I) (a) 1 Corresponding to Art 156-A CSR Vol-I, straightaway without any further review on accrual of increment in the pay of the lower post.
(B) With effect from ………………………….. in the manner as provided under FR22 (a) (I) which may be refixed on the basis of the provision of FR22 (I) (a) 1 corresponding to Art 156-A CSR Vol-I on the date of accrual of next increment in the scale of pay on the lower post on ……………………….
Designation : ………………………
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Income Tax Employees Federation.
All India Central Excise Inspectors' Association
. All India Customs Preventive Services Federation
Ministry of Finance,
Govt. of India,
New Delhi. 110001
Sub : Revision of Grade Pay of Inspectors of Incometax, Central Excise
And Customs Departments. Reg:
We solicit your kind reference to the discussion at the meeting chaired by your goodself on23rd July, 2009 on the above subject.
You had been good enough to direct all concerned at the said meeting tha the question of trant of revised grade pay at Rs 4600/- as per the Revised Pay Rules, 2008, Part B and C Section Para ii applicable in the case of Inspectors of Revenue department must be separately considered, divourced from the similar issues pertaining to other categories of personnel. You had also assured the representatives of the Ministerial Staff of Central Excise Department that their case for up-gradation of grade pay would be discussed and sorted out separately.
In the light of the said decision,the organizations representaitng Inspectors in both CBEC and CBDT were invited for a discussion with the Joint Secretary (Per) on 24.8.2009 when certain alternate suggestions were mooted on behalf of the Official side, which however did not meet to address the issue.
We were again asked to attend a meeting today chaired by the Joint Secretary (Per) to discuss the issue further. Having placed our submission in the arlier meeting, we were hopeful of a settlement of this issue in today’s meeting. We are to however, regretfully inform you that the stand taken by the official side in the meeting was contrary to what was decided by you on 23rd July, 2009 as also the position taken by the Department of Expenditure on 24th August, 2009 in as much as they have informed us categorically that the issue of revision of grade pay for Inspectors of the Revenue Department cannot be decided in isolation and they would collect details of all similar cases from all departments of the Government of India so as to consider the repercussions and financial implications before the issue is placed for the consideration of the Hon’ble Finance Minister. They further added that the settlement of the question of revision of grade pay of Inspectors of Revenue Department is likely to be delayed. They also could not indicate even a time frame in which they would be able to take a view in the matter.
We are totally disappointed over this unsavoury development and feel obliged to meet your goodself in view of your earlier decision to consider the case of Inspectors separately. We shall be grateful, if you will kindly indicate the time and date convenient to you so that the representatives of the Federations/Associations, which represent the Inspectors in CBDT/CBEC call call on you.
Ashok B. Salunkh Kousik Roy I.B Mishra SecretaryGenral,ITEF Secretary
Thursday, October 8, 2009
It is understood that todays meeting on the above subject with the JS(Per). The issue has not been settled. . Contrary to the decision taken by the Revenue Secretary earlier to the effect that the issue will be separately considered and appropriate decision taken, the Expenditure Department has now proposed to consider this along with all other similar issues and demands.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Watch for further guidelines for protecting your 4800GP in coming posts
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
1. 6500 scale from 01.01.1996
2. 4600GP from 01.01.2006
3. 5400 GP for ACP Inspectors
and many other demands
Most of the Inspectors from Hyderabad Zone are not aware that AICEIA has launched an agitational programme and is already going on. Are we really satisfied with what we are getting. Then why our Office Bearers are not responding to AICEIA call? How many are knowing and in contact with our Hyderabad office bearers. Its time for all the Inspectors to wake up and unite to give support to our Association to achieve our goals. It is really a very tough time for our Federation Office Bearers to tackle with 'some sadist Officers' of Govt. who do not want our Inspectors to prosper. Kindly respond to this call and support our Federation. To achieve this, firstly we need to revamp our 'Hyderabad Association' immediately.
Everybody kindly visit our Federation blog 'www.aiceia.blogspot.com'.