. FLASH !!! HYD CCA SUPDTS'/INSPECTORS' IZT ORDERS ISSUED SEE THE POST BELOW

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Please contribute for the above cause. All to deposit contributions in AICE Insprs' Assn a/c No.800171737 with Indian Bank Patna West Gandhi Maidan Br IFSC IDIB000P027.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

AICEIA OFFICE SECRETARY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT

SRI A.SATISH OFFICE SECRETARY TO SECRETARY GENERAL HAS MET WITH AN ACCIDENT AND SUFFERED MULTIPLE FRACTURES. NO THREAT TO LIFE. I REQUEST ALL THE MEMBERS TO PRAY THE ALMIGHTY FOR HIS SPEEDY RECOVERY.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Clarification regarding




No. 5034/3/2008-(D) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training) / Establshment (D)

North Block, New Delhi the 1st November, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :     Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Clarification regarding.

     A joint committee is set up to examine the anomalies pertaining to the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) vide Department of Personnel & Training O.M.No.11/1/2010-JCA dated 03-05-2010.

2.      During the joint committee meeting it was pointed out by the Staff Side that the word 'new organization' of the last line of para 24 of Annexure-I of MACPS dated 19.05.2009 was not in consonance with the spirit of the Scheme. The issue has been examined and it is clarified that in case of transfer 'including unilateral transfer on request, regular service rendered in previous organization / office shall be counted alongwith the regular service in the new organization / office for the purpose of getting financial upgradation under the MACPS. However, financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be allowed in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of revised pay bands as given in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Para 24 of MACPS stands amended to this extent.

3.      The Staff Side also raised an issue on the 'benchmark' for MACP as given in para 17 of Annexure-I of MACPS dated 19.05.2009, which provides that the financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of grade pay within the PB-1. Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS, the benchmark of 'good' would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs.6600/- in PB-3. The benchmark will be 'Very Good' for financial upgradation to the promotion to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above. It was pointed out that in some cases the promotion to the next higher grade was made on the basis of 'fitness' as the method of promotion as specified in the relevant recruitment rules, was 'non-selection'. Therefore, such cases benchmarks should not be insisted upon under the MACPS. The issue has been examined and it is clarified that where the financial upgradation under MACPS also happen to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS as mentioned in para 17 ibid, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also.

4.      All Ministries/Departments may give wide circulation to the contents of this O.M. for general guidance and appropriate action in the matter.

5.      Hindi version will follow.


s/d
(Smith Kumar)
Director (Estt-I)


Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

LATEST ON 5400 GRADE PAY


The file regarding allowing of 5400 GP to ACP Inspectors after 4 years in 7500 has been referred to expenditure by the board. As on date the file is lying with expenditure.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LAST CHANCE FOR ENCASHMENT OF EL FOR THE LTC BLOCK YEAR 2006-09 EXTENDED UPTO 31.12.2010

Since the extended period of  LTC block year 2006-09 is going to end soon, those who want to encash 10 days EL for availing LTC to Home Town/Any place in  India for the block year 2006-2009(sub block 2008-09) extended upto 31.12.2010 may apply to your concerned authority and avail the same before 31.12.2010. The LTC leave/journey  must be commenced before 31.12.2010 and can end in 2011.You can avail LTC on any type of leave and for any number of days. No need to avail 10 days leave. Only  EL equellent to encashment will be deducted from your accumulated EL. Use the following letters as guideline for applying enchashment of EL.   




To                                                                                                        Date:
The Authority
…………….
………………


Sir
            Sub: Information regarding availing of home town LTC for the block year 2006-
                    09(2008-09 sub block)extended upto 31.12.2010 –Reg.


I  ..........................   Inspector of Central Excise, Service Tax, Hyderabad-II Commissionerate submit that I intend to avail Home Town LTC (   place    ) for the block year 2006-09 (2008-09 sub block)extended upto 31.12.2010.


                                                                                    Yours faithfully


                                                                                         (Name)
                                                                                         Inspector




To,                                                                                                       Date:
The Authority
………..


Sir,
            Sub: Request for payment of 10 days leave encashment while availing LTC –Reg.



I ………………………….. Inspector of Central Excise, Service Tax, Hyd-I Commte, request that I may please be paid 10 days E.L. Encashment, since  I intend to avail Home Town LTC ( place) for the block year 2006-09 (2008-09 sub block)extended upto 31.12.2010 by by availing CL/EL for ......... days from............. to  …………….. with holiday permission on ……….


                                                 
                                                                                    Yours faithfully


                                                                                        (Name)
                                                                                       Inspector

Sunday, December 12, 2010

MHRD finalizes scheme for interest subsidy for education loans

MHRD finalizes scheme for interest subsidy for education loans
June 24, 2010

New Delhi: The ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has finalized the modalities for the implementation of a new central scheme to provide full interest subsidy during the period of moratorium on educational loans for students belonging to economically weaker sections (with parental family income from all sources of less than Rs.4.5 lakh annually).

The loans will be provided by scheduled banks under the Educational Loan Scheme of the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) for pursuing courses in professional or technical streams from recognized institutions in India.

The modalities have been finalized in consultation with IBA. The scheme is effective for all IBA approved educational loans sanctioned in the form of eligible students' in respect of approval course of studies from the academic year 2009-10.

"Under the scheme, proof of income is required to be certified by authorities to be designated by the state governments. Accordingly, the ministry has written to all Chief Secretaries of states and union territories to intimate the designated authority/authorities (at the district/sub-district/block etc. levels) to the District Level Consultative Committee (DLCC) so that banking authorities at the branch level where students would be approaching for availing the benefit of the scheme would be aware of the same," an official press release said.

All scheduled member banks of the IBA have also been advised to take necessary action to adopt and implement the scheme so its benefits accrue to the eligible students.

Canara Bank is the nodal bank, for the member banks of IBA, for claiming reimbursement of interests credited to student accounts.

All eligible students who wish to avail of the benefits of the scheme are advised to approach the respective bank branch from where they availed of the education loan and complete the necessary formalities.

These include obtaining the certification in respect of annual family income from the competent authority at the block, tehsil or district level, so that the individual student accounts can be credited with the interest due on the loan for the academic year 2009-10 onwards.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

THIS BLOG ACHIEVED A LAND MARK OF ONE LAKH VIEWERSHIP


I CONVEY MY GRATITUDE WITH OPEN HEART TO ALL THE VIEWERS OF THIS BLOG ON THE OCCASION OF THIS BLOG CROSSING A LAND MARK OF ONE LAKH VIEWERSHIP. INITIALLY THIS BLOG WAS CREATED TO BRING AWARENESS IN THE HYDERABAD INSPECTORS REGARDING THEIR RIGHTS AND MEMBERSHIP TO AICEIA. THE FOLLOWING IS THE FIRST POST WHICH WAS PUBLISHED ON 24TH Sep,2009.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

ARE WE REALLY MEMBERS OF AICEIA

Our Association at All India level is struggling to fight with the Govt. for our long standing demands like:
1. 6500 scale from 01.01.1996
2. 4600GP from 01.01.2006
3. 5400 GP for ACP Inspectors
4.Cadre review
5.Promotions
and many other demands
Most of the Inspectors from Hyderabad Zone are not aware that AICEIA has launched an agitational program 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'.

THOUGH THE MAIN GOAL IS ACHIEVED, STILL A LOT IS LEFT UN FINISHED. THIS BLOG WILL CONTINUE TO STRIVE FOR THE UPLIFTMENT & UNITY OF THE MEMBERS OF AICEIA. AT THE SAME TIME WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO WORK AGAINST THE DESTABLISING FORCES OF AICEIA.  

SUPDT TO AC RATIO CASE IN HON'BLE SUPREME COURT ON 6.12.2010

As reported by one of the member the following order given by SC on 6th December 2010,
"Let these matters stand over to next Monday i.e.13th December, 2010 to enable the Union of India tocomply with the directions contained in the order of 22nd November, 2010."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CVC Disposed of 830 Cases in October 2010 Major Penalty Proceedings Recommened Against 71 Officers

CVC Disposed of 830 Cases in October 2010 Major Penalty Proceedings Recommened Against 71 Officers
The Central Vigilance Commission disposed of 830 cases during October 2010 referred to it for advice. Of these, 573 complaints were sent for necessary action/ATR whereas 48 complaints were sent for investigation and report. No action was required on 108 complaints.


The Commission advised imposition of major penalty against 71 officers including 12 from Department of Telecommunications, 10 from State Bank of India, 6 each from Canara Bank, Department of Steel and Central Board of Excise & Customs, 4 each from New Delhi Municipal Corporation, and SPMCIL. Remaining 23 cases pertained to different departments of the Government of India and PSUs. 


Recoveries to the tune of about Rs.1.61 crore were effected after Commission conducted technical examination of some departments.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

CIVIL APPEAL NO. 1198/2005 ON RATIO OF PROMOTION TO AC

SUPREME COURT CASE IN CIVIL APPEAL NO. 1198 OF 2005 ON RATIO OF PROMOTION TO AC IS LISTED FOR MONDAY THE 6TH DEC,2010-

P.Vigneshwar Raju
Secretary
A.P.Circle

Thursday, December 2, 2010

5400 GRADE PAY TO ACP INSPECTORS AND ITS EFFECT ON FUTURE GRADE PAYS

       Some of the Members have expressed doubts about granting of 5400 Grade Pay to ACP Inspectors and its effect on 3rd Financial Upgradation in view of the Govt. clarifying the NFG 5400 will be set off  against one of the MACP. Under the circumstances the following points highlighted, for discussion of the cadre:

1.  As per para 2 of MACP Scheme, the MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Section 1 , Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Thus the scheme recommends immediate next higher grade pay and delinked the grade pay of promotional post. It means there is no connection between MACP and next promotional grade therefore, what ever the immediate next higher grade pay available has to be given on MACP irrespective of whether it is immediate promotional grade or otherwise. Analyzing these aspects, it can be construed as follows:

i)            On appointment: 6500 or 4200 in PB-2
ii)          On ACP after 12/10 years 7500 or 4800 PB-2
iii)        After 4 years in 4800( ie 12/10+4=16/14 years) 5400 PB-2(we have to fight for the grade pay of 5400 in PB-3 as given to Section officers)
iv)         On completion of 20 years 6600 PB-3(ie immediate next higher grade pay available in case  NFG of 5400 is not counted as MACP)
v)           On completion of 30 years 7700 in PB-3(ie. immediate next higher grade pay available).

The above analogy is made in view of the clarification dated 29.9.2010 given by the CBEC in consultation with DOPT where it was categorically stated that the NFG of 5400 in PB-2 granted after 4 years, as well as the grade pay of 5400 in PB-3 are to be treated as separate grade pays for the purpose of MACPS.(para 8.1 of MACPS). Clarifications being made by some of the offices that MACP is required to be given from PB-2 5400 to 5400 in PB-3 is not correct, as it can be treated as only separate grade pay but not as immediate next higher grade pay.

The intention of creating 5400 in PB-2 by Pay Commission is only to upgrade the Group ‘B’ officers in 4800 after 4 years, and not as regular grade pay. It is only the Govt. which has changed it to PB-3 for some of the interested cadres.

Even as clarified by DOPT that the grade pay of 5400 given after 4 years is to be set off against one of the MACP, there is no loss to the cadre as you are going to get the grade pay after 16/14 years instead of 20 years with all the consequential benefits. Thereafter the next NFG(6600) has to be after 26/24 as stipulated in MACPS if not after 30 years as usual.

Therefore, there is only gain but not any loss under any circumstances to the cadre if NFG is granted to ACP Inspectors.  

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

UPDATE ON ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING

During the Anomaly Committee Meeting the following points in respect of Inspectors were taken up

i) Regarding fixation of Pay Band to Promotee Inspectors with respect to 7450 of pre-revised scale, it was argued from staff side that in some of the other departments the fixation was done w.r.t. scale of 7450(pre-revised). The Additional Revenue Secretary has asked for the documents and wished to go through the same. The discussion on the point remained inconclusive. It was assured to take up the issue in detail in next meeting.
ii) Regarding notional fixation of pay w.e.f. 1.1.96, it was decided that the issue is not an anomaly and assured to take up the same out side the Anomaly Committee.
Rest of the points could not be taken up due to lack of time and it was decided to take up all the points left inconclusive, again during the next meeting to be called within three weeks.

AICEIA

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ANOMALY COMMITEE MEETING IN DELHI


THE PRESIDENT COM.ARUN ZACHARIAH.P AND SECRETARY GENERAL COM.KOUSIK ROY ALONG WITH LEADERS OF OTHER SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS ARE IN DELHI TO ATTEND ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING TODAY. THE DETAILS OF MEETING WILL BE PUBLISHED AFTER THE MEETING IN DUE COURSE.

Friday, November 19, 2010

ENTIRE NORTH EAST COMES UNDER AICEIA

 FINALLY AICEIA HAS EMERGED AS AN ORGANISATION WHICH IS SPREAD OVER KASHMIR TO KANYAKUMARI AND ARUNACHAL PRADESH TO GUJARAT.
Secretary General OF AICEIA visited Guwahati on 17.11.2010 on the invitation of the Inspectors association of all the seven North Eastern States. Com.Bikash Kar Presided over the Meeting. Representatives of  Guwahati,Shillong,Agartala, Silchar were present along with the general Secretary Sri S.Nandy.. The representatives of Diburgarh have extended their support over phone. North East General Secretary Com.S.Nandi started the meeting. The delegates have cordially welcomed the Secretary General. The Members have  unanimously decided to support the AICEIA and promised to send the required subscription and DDO certificates to the Apex Body. The delegates have also requested the Secretary General to take steps for removing the regional disparities in promotion and  to remove stagnation in the cadre. All the representatives have unconditionally agreed to standby with AICEIA and extend their full support for the activities taken up by AICEIA. The Secretary General has conveyed his heart felt feelings for their warm welcome and assured them that the AICEIA will take care of the views of  all the Branches/Units supported and attached to it. The Secretary General also requested all the units to be united for any cause and to support any decision taken by AICEIA in the interest of the Members.. 

Comradely yours

AICEIA

Thursday, November 18, 2010

GOOD NEWS - CHENNAI HIGH COURT ALLOWS 5400 TO ACP INSPECTORS AFTER 4 YEARS IN 7500

THANKS TO SRI. M.SUBRAMANYAM SUPDT. OF CHENNAI FOR HIS RELENTLESS EFFORT TO FIGHT FOR 5400 IN HIGH COURT OF CHENNAI. THE HIGH COURT HAS FINALLY ALLOWED HIS PETITION AND DIRECTED SECRETARY REVENUE TO GIVE 5400 TO ACP INSPECTORS AFTER COMPLETING FOUR YEARS IN  4800 GP(7500)  CLICK HERE PAGE- 1  PAGE-2  PAGE -3  PAGE-4  PAGE-5  PAGE-6 FOR ORDER

Friday, November 12, 2010

ON REQUEST OF SOME OF THE MEMBERS FROM AP THE RELEVANT PORTION OF CONSTITUTION FOR ELIGIBILITY OF MEMBERSHIP IS REPRODUCED BELOW

CHAPTER : 2
MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE: 5: ELIGIBILITY:
All the Inspectors of Central Excise working in various formations under the Central Board of Excise and Customs
borne on the establishment of the Commissionerates, whether serving in the Commissionerates or on deputation
elsewhere, shall be eligible for the membership of the Association. The Membership shall be shall be established by
filling up of the membership and authorization forms as prescribed and payment of subscription at the level of the
Branches/Circles.
(Note:- All members of the Federating Units at the time of adoption of this Constitution are deemed to be
the members of this Association)
ARTICLE: 6 ADMISSION FEES:
Any Inspector of Central Excise desirous of becoming a member of the Association shall make an
application, in writing in the prescribed form given in Annexure-A, in quadruplicate to the Association
along with a payment of Rs. 200/- as admission fee, through their Branch/Circle Secretary. The
application along with 50% of admission fees so collected, duly recommended by the Branch/Circle
Secretary, shall be remitted to the Secretary General of the Association within a period of thirty days. The
Secretary General of the Association will be competent to consider all such applications and decide to
admit or reject membership.
Note: - However it is clarified that all the Federating Units affiliated to the erstwhile A.I.F.C.E.E.O. are
deemed as Circles/Branches of this Association as per the jurisdiction represented by them and all
members of the erstwhile Federating Units are deemed to be the members of this Association.
Membership forms received along with remittances towards membership fees in respect of members
joining after 1.1.2007 should be forwarded to the All India Association for inclusion in the membership
register.
ARTICLE: 7: SUBSCRIPTION
1. Every member of the Association shall effect payment of a monthly subscription at the rate of Rs
20.00 per month.(w,e,f, 1.1.2008 Rs.40/- per month)
2. The Circles/Branches will retain 75% of the subscription collected from the member and shall
remit 25 % to the Secretary General within the period of 60 days from the date of deduction.
ARTICLE: 8: MEMBERSHIP REGISTER
The membership register will be maintained by the Association at the All India level and at the level of
the Circles/Branches by retaining one copy of application form for admission. It will be the responsibility
of the Circles/Branches Secretary to update the membership register and to communicate all changes
made every year at the time of renewal.
ARTICLE: 9: LAPSE OF MEMBERSHIP
The membership shall lapse if the renewal/ subscription is not paid by the member for one year. The
member, whose membership is lost, may rejoin after payment of arrears and readmission fee of Rs 50/-
(Rupees fifty only).




IN VIEW OF THE KEY ROLE PLAYED BY THE AICEIA  IN THE FORTH COMING CADRE RESTRUCTURING, IT HAS BECOME NECESSARY FOR ALL THE INSPECTORS TO ENSURE THAT THEIR MEMBERSHIP FORMS ALONG WITH NECESSARY SUBSCRIPTION ARE DULY FORWARDED TO THE AICEIA CENTRAL BODY. IT WAS ALREADY CATEGORICALLY MADE CLEAR BY THE AICEIA SECRETARY GENERAL THAT NEITHER THERE IS A SINGLE  MEMBERSHIP FROM ENTIRE ANDHRA PRADESH NOR A SINGLE RUPEE IS RECEIVED, FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE THE ANDHRA PRADESH INSPECTORS ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO OBTAIN COPY OF PRESENT CADRE RESTRUCTURING PROPOSAL AND SUBMIT THEIR VIEWS.THEREFORE, I REQUEST ALL THE ERSTWHILE BRANCHES OF AP CIRCLE TO SEND THEIR SUBSCRIPTION AND MEMBERS LIST ALONG WITH DDO CERTIFICATES TO AICEIA IMMEDIATELY, SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PUT FORTH OUR VALUABLE VIEWS IN CADRE RESTRUCTURING AND OTHER KEY DECISIONS TAKEN BY AICEIA.

P.Vigneshwar Raju
Circle Secretary
Andhra Pradesh

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meeting of 6 recognised Associations with Board & Revenue Secretary,

The meeting of all the six recognized Associations was a grand success. Smt. Lalitha John Member chaired the meeting as the Chairman was very busy and heard the views of the Leaders. As no assurance was given the Team met the Revenue Secretary again and forced the Chairman to call the leaders for discussion in the evening. the details of which will be published in AICEIA National site by today evening as the Secretary General is still in New Delhi.

AICEIA HYDERABAD NEW REGULAR WEB SITE HAS BEEN INAUGURATED BY C-II AND C-III OF HYDERABAD

AICEIA, Hyderabad Zone Branch has launched an official website “hydexcust.org” and it has been  inaugurated by Sri B.B.Prasad, IRS, Commissioner-III and Sri P.N.Rao, IRS, Commissioner-II, Hyderabad Zone  at 5.00 pm on 8-11-2010.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO THE JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE HELD ON 31.10.2010

The resolution of the Joint Action Committee has made the Administration to call for a urgent meeting by Member(P&V). the meeting is called for in response to the letter written by the following Federations jointly. 
The Federations were present in the meeting:
1. All India Customs & Central Excise Group “D” Officers’ Federation.
2. All India Customs Group “D” Officers’ Federation.
3. All India Customs Ministerial Employees Federation.
4. All India Central Excise & Service Tax Ministerial Officers’ Association.
5. All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association.
6. All India Customs Preventive Service Federation.

The letter calling the above federations for talks is produced below. The top delegates of AICEIA President Com.Arun Zachariah and Secretary General Com.Kousik Roy is already on their way to attend the meeting to be held tomorrow at Member(P&V) chamber. 

P.Vigneshwar Raju
Secretary A.P.Circle.
 

AICEIA PROPOSAL FOR LONG TERM HUMAN RESOURCES PLAN

THE ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS ASSOCIATION HAS SUBMITTED ITS PROPOSALS FOR FORMULATING A LONG TERM HUMAN RESOURCE PLAN. CLICK HERE FOR THE PROPOSAL.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

GOOD NEWS TO PROMOTEE INSPECTORS FINANCE MINISTRY AGREED FOR STEPPING UP PAY WITH DIRECT RECRUITEE INSPECTORS

The Central Board of Direct Taxes(Income Tax Department) has considered the representations from Departmental promotees for fixation of pay equivalent to minimum entry pay prescribed for Direct Recruites (appointed on or after 1.1.2006). Also, stepping up of pay of  senior promotees with reference to direct recuit juniors recruited on or after 1.1.2006 and whose basic pay was more than that of their seniors, was considered.
Now, the CBDT has issued ordes to the effect that the stepping up of basic pay of seniors is allowed.  It has been laid down that such stepping up can be claimed only in the case of those cadres which have an direct recruitment and where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors.  In such cases, the basis pay of seniors will be stepped up w.r.to the basic pay of junior. 
Stepping up will be applicable from the date junior direct recruit actually draws higher basic pay than his senior.
This stepping up is not applicable in cases where junior direct recruit was fixed at higher stage on account of advance increment etc. at the time of recruitment.

Source: Gconnect

Friday, October 29, 2010

Promotion to the grade of Assistant Commissioners

 AICEIA Hyderabad Branch Congratulates the following Superintendents from Hyderabad CCA on their promotion as Assistant Commissioner who have been elevated from Inspectors' fraternity to the IRS.

1.M.Devarajan
2.B.shyamsundar Rao
3.P.Rosi Reddy
4.G.Lakshmi Narsaiah
5.M.L.Satya Prasad
6.G.Sivarama Varma
7.G.Laxmikantam

Next Inspectors in Q for promotion get ready to pack your luggage.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

AICEIA HYDERABAD BRANCH MEETING A GRAND SUCCESS

WE THANK OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT COM.ARUN ZACHARIAH, SECRETARY GENERAL KOUSIK ROY AND OFF. SEC. COM.A. SATISH FOR THEIR VALUABLE VISIT TO HYDERABAD. 
THE MEETING STARTED AS SCHEDULED. MAXIMUM MEMBERS INCLUDING PRESENT OFFICE BEARERS OF ELECTED BODY AS WELL AS PREVIOUS BODY OF AICEIA HYDERABAD ATTENDED THE MEETING. P.VIGNESHWAR RAJU  STARTED THE MEETING AND EXPLAINED THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH THE MEETING WAS CALLED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF ALL INDIA TOP DELEGATES. SOME OF THE MEMBERS EXPRESSED THEIR DOUBT ABOUT APPOINTING OF COM. VIGNESHWAR RAJU FOR WHICH THE SECRETARY GENERAL HAS GIVEN A REASONABLE REPLY.  HEALTHY DISCUSSIONS TOOK PLACE BETWEEN THE HYDERABAD MEMBERS AND ALL INDIA DELEGATES REGARDING ORGANISATIONAL MATTERS. THE FOLLOWING DECISIONS WERE TAKEN UNANIMOUSLY BY ALL THE MEMBERS.
THE NATIONAL LEADERS HAVE APPRECIATED THE WORK DONE BY COM. P.VIGNESHWAR RAJU FOR THE LAST ONE YEAR AND PRAISED HIM THAT, WITHOUT HIS COMMENDABLE EFFORTS WITH SINGLE HAND, THIS MEETING WOULD HAVE NOT TAKEN PLACE IN SPITE OF ALL THE ODDS AND THE PRESENT SOLUTION ARRIVED, ON THE PREVAILED SITUATION OF UNCERTAINTY WAS NOT POSSIBLE.  

1. MAKING OF BASELESS COMPLAINT TO DGV AGAINST  VIGNESHWAR RAJU WAS UNANIMOUSLY CONDEMNED BY ALL MEMBERS.

2. THE MEMBERS ALSO UNANIMOUSLY DENIED THE SUPPORT OF HYDERABAD BRANCH TO 'ICESTEA' AS CLAIMED BY SRI. K.P.RAO IN HIS LETTER TO MEMBER(P&V) DATED 12.1.2010 WHILE APPLYING FOR RECOGNITION TO 'ICESTEA' AS SECOND ASSOCIATION.   
3. ALL THOSE MEMBERS WHOSE NAMES WERE FIGURING  ON THE LETTER HEAD OF 'ICESTEA' HAVE OPENLY DECLARED THAT, BEFORE THEIR NAMES WERE PUBLISHED ON THE LETTER HEAD THEY WERE NOT CONSULTED BY SRI. K.P.RAO AND HE HAS USED THEIR NAMES WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT. THEY HAVE ALSO DECLARED THAT THEY HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH 'ICESTEA' FLOATED BY SRI. K.P.RAO.

4. ALL THE MEMBERS UNANIMOUSLY DECLARED THAT THEY ARE MEMBERS OF ' AICEIA'.

5. THE MEMBERS ALSO UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH THE ANNUAL CONVENTION TO BE HELD ON 19.11.2010 AT HOTEL ASHOKA WITH THE APPROVAL OF AICEIA TOP DELEGATES SUBJECT TO THE CONDITION THAT THE FIRST POINT IN AGENDA WILL NOT BE TAKEN UP AS IT IS ALREADY DECIDED AS AT SL.NO.4.

6. THE MEMBERS UNANIMOUSLY INVITED THE ALL INDIA  DELEGATES OF AICEIA TO THE FORTH COMING CONVENTION ON 19.11.2010 TO WHICH THEY HAVE RESPONDED POSITIVELY.

7.IT IS ALSO RESOLVED THAT ALL THE MEMBERS OF HYDERABAD BRANCH ARE UNITED AND SHALL NOT GIVE ANY SCOPE FOR DISINTEGRATION OF UNITY.

THE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY GENERAL AND OFFICE SECRETARY HAS ADDRESSED THE GATHERING AND GIVEN THEIR VALUABLE SPEECH. REGARDING THE ONGOING CADRE RESTRUCTURING THE DELEGATES HAVE CLARIFIED AS FOLLOWS:

1. THAT THE FILE HAS COME BACK TO HRM FOR RE-DRAFTING FOR RECTIFYING THE NECESSARY SHORT COMINGS . FROM HRM THE FILE WILL BE ROUTED TO THE HON'BLE FINANCE MINISTER TO BE PLACED  BEFORE CABINET DURING WINTER SESSION. THE FINANCE MINISTER HAS ALSO DIRECTED THAT THE PROCESS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND THE FILE SHOULD BE ON HIS TABLE WITHIN 20 DAYS.

2. IF EVERY THING GOES WELL, AS PROPOSED THE PROBLEM OF STAGNATION WILL BE ADDRESSED AT ONCE AND EVERY DIRECT INSPECTOR IS LIKELY TO GET MINIMUM THREE PROMOTIONS IN THE CADRE OF IRS IE. UP TO THE LEVEL OF JOINT COMMISSIONER.

ABOUT THE AP CIRCLE MEETING


A CIRCLE MEETING OF AICEIA A.P. ALSO WAS CONDUCTED AS SCHEDULED IN PRESENCE OF ALL INDIA DELEGATES. THE FOLLOWING DELEGATES FROM AP STATE ATTENDED:

COM.P.VIGNESHWAR RAJU -  G.S. HYD & SECRETARY AP CIRCLE
COM. K.SIVANAND - PRESIDENT VIZAG BRANCH
COM.PRABHAKAR - G.S. VIZAG BRANCH
COM.J.RADHA KRISHNA J.S KAKINADA OF VIZAG BRANCH
COM.RAGHUNANDAN - G.S. TIRUPATHI BRANCH.
COM. SATYA PRAKASH -UNIT SECRETARY, CUDDAPAH

THE DELEGATES FROM VIZAG BRANCH HAVE RAISED THE FOLOWING ISSUES:
1.PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF ZONAL TRANSFER POLICY.
2.ABOLITION OF CONTROL ROOM DUTIES.
3.CGHS FACILITY AT VIZAG.
4.CREDIT FACILITY DURING HOSPITALISATION.

COM. RAGHUNANDAN FROM TIRUPATHI HAS RAISED THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

1.PAYMENT OF 20% OF HRA ON PAR WITH  STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AT TIRUPATHI 
2.ALLOTMENT OF SEPARATE FUND TO TIRUPATHI COMMISSIONERATE.
3.PROPER MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT FACILITY.
4.ABOLITION OF CONTROL ROOM DUTIES.
5.PROVIDING OF WELFARE MEASURES TO MEMBERS.
6.PROVIDING OF RESIDENTIAL QUARTERS FOR ALL DIVISIONS IN TIRUPATHI COMMISSIONERATE.

THE ALL INDIA DELEGATES HAVE ASSURED THEIR SUPPORT TO ALL OF OUR LOCAL ISSUES AND ADVISED THE MEMBERS TO TAKE UP WITH THE CONCERNED COMMISSIONERS AND CHIEF COMMISSIONERS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF CIRCLE SECRETARY. THEY HAVE ALSO ASSURED TO TAKE UP  ISSUES CONCERNING ALL INDIA IMPLICATION   LIKE ABOLITION OF CONTROL ROOM DUTIES, CGHS FACILITIES ETC.ONCE AGAIN, THOUGH THESE ISSUES ARE ALREADY TAKEN UP WITH BOARD.

THE CIRCLE SECRETARY HAS ALSO ASSURED TO TAKE UP THE LOCAL ISSUES WITH THE CONCERNED CHIEF COMMISSIONERS IN DUE COURSE.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cash Award to meritorious children of 10th/12th standard Board Examination-2009

DGHRD under CBED has announced Revised Scheme for grant of Cash Award to meritorious children of 10th/12th standard Board Examination-2009 of officers and staff of the Department for the year 2008-09
CLICK HERE for notification and list of children and officers who received cash award.

SPECIAL CONVENTION OF AICEIA HYDERABAD BRANCH

DUE TO CHIEF COMMISSIONER'S FAREWELL, IN CONSULTATION WITH ADMINISTRATION, THE AICEIA HYDERABAD BRANCH SPECIAL CONVENTION SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT 5.P.M. ON 27.10.2010 IS PREPONED TO 1.30 P.M. ON SAME DAY AT HEADQUARTERS CANTEEN III FLOOR BASHEERBAGH. ALL THE MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND WITHOUT FAIL AS ALL INDIA PRESIDENT COM.ARUN ZACHARIAH AND SECRETARY GENERAL COM. KOUSIK ROY HAVE ALREADY ON THEIR WAY TO HYDERABAD AND THEY ARE LIKELY TO UPDATE ON MANY ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Promotion orders latest

Find herewith Estt orders no.61/2010, 62/2010 and 63/2010 giving promotions to eight inspectors in ST category, four superintendents regularised and one inspector in general category promoted as Superintendent. Follow the link to get the details
http://www.scribd.com/doc/39800667

FLASH ! PROMOTION ORDER E.O. (GO)NO.21/2010 DT. 20.10.2010 ISSUED

PROMOTION ORDER E.O.NO. (GO).21/2010 DT. 20.10.2010 ISSUED THE FOLLOWING INSPECTORS SAID TO HAVE BEEN PROMOTED W.E.F. 30.9.2010 AND ALLOTED TO VIZAG ZONE. COPY OF ORDER WILL BE UPLOADED SONNER IT IS AVAILABLE.

 1.B.BUJJI BABU
2.B.HANUMANTHU
3.B.BALAJI
4.D.BALA NAIK
5.M.MADDULETI
6.P.VEERABADRA RAO
7.M.PADMA
8.VEERA SWAMY

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SPECIAL CONVENTION OF AICEIA HYDERABAD BRANCH FIXED ON 27.10.2010

MUCH AWAITED SPECIAL CONVENTION OF AICEIA HYDERABAD BRANCH IS BEING CONDUCTED ON 27.10.2010 AT CANTEEN, HEADQUARTERS, BASHEERBAGH, HYDERABAD AT 5 P.M.  ALL INDIA PRESIDENT COM. ARUN ZACHARIAH AND SECRETARY GENERAL COM. KOUSIK ROY WILL ADDRESS THE GATHERING AFTER THE CONVENTION. ALL THE MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE CONVENTION. FOR CIRCULAR CLICK HERE.

Monday, October 11, 2010

CCRs of 14 Inspectors called

Seniority of reserved Inspectors re-fixed.  About 14 Inspectors' CCRs called for DPC out of reserved candidates. Three Inspectors from ST category are likely to be promoted as a result of re-fixation of seniority. There are some promotions likely in SC category also.The copy of list will be published soon.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Different statements by same person.

Above  is a copy of letterhead used by Sri.Koneru Prabhakar Rao just before he was out of office of AICEIA. At the bottom you can clearly see the wording " Single largest Association representing the Group “B” officers in the Govt. of India" appears. What a sudden change. If the same is mentioned on top of AICEIA Hyderabad and other AICEIA blogs he raises objection, just because he is no more with AICEIA.

Monday, October 4, 2010

CIRCULAR- 06/10 Dated: 30.09.2010.

Dear Comrades,


As of now D.P.C. is completed through out India and a good no. of our members assumed their new charges. We bid adieu to them and would like to thank all the members for showing their unprecedented patience in resolving this subject. We are persuading further for the effective date in the post Kolkata High court interim order scenario.

We congratulate each and every member who stead fast to our call for agitation on our 9 point charter of demands as this compelled CBEC to start dialogue with the only recognized Association. We had a comprehensive discussion on the points raised by the Association in its agitational programme

Point No. I The ongoing cadre Restructuring Exercise:

Chairman intimated that Finance Minister desires that Restructuring Exercise should be completed at the earliest and this time Board is proposing creation of a good no. of Superintendent and Assistant Commissioner’s post inclusive of other Class-I posts.

We have gathered that a huge no. of vacancy would be created in the superintendent as well as in the A.C/D.C. level. Before 23rd Sept. 2010 the Restructuring file went past Revenue Secretary, now the file is lying with Expenditure. In the mean time Finance Minister expressed his desire that the restructuring should be completed by the 31st of December, 2010. We have come to know that in the final proposal which was cleared by Revenue Secretary there is a proposal of 7800( app.) post of Superintendent and 4300+ (app.) post of class-I officers which will be fully promotional.

Point No. 2 Notional fixation of pay of Inspectors of Central Excise in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-10500 with effect from 01.01.1996.

We argued that the rejection of the above demand by the Department of Expenditure is a colourable exercise of power as the principles adopted by the Government in granting retrospective effect while upgrading the pay scales in respect of other cadres, have not been applied in our case. We have submitted a non-exhaustive list of such cases:

No.   Name of the post / Ministry                                     Decision

1 Assistant Manager,Mail Motor Service,   Department of Posts Revised pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000  
                                                                  approved with effect from 1/1/1996

2 Organised Railway Services and Finance    Higher pay scales granted notionally from 1/1/1996
and Accounts Departments in Railways          with arrears payable with effect from 19/2/2003


3  Junior Hindi Translator, Senior Hindi         Higher pay scales granted notionally from 1/1/1996
Translator and Assistant Director, in Central  with arrears payable with effect from 11/2/2003
Secretariat Official Language Service (CSOLS)



4 Divisional Accountant under the C&AG   Higher pay scales granted notionally from 1/1/1996
                                                                          with arrears payable with effect from 19/2/2003


This being a blatant case of discrimination of the officers of Revenue Department vis-à-vis the officers of other department we request that the issue be taken up with the Secretary (Expenditure) through the Secretary (Revenue).

Initially Chairman replied that CBEC has nothing to do, but afterwards he was agreed to our plea and assured that CBEC shall try to have a discussion with the Revenue Secretary in this regard.



Point No. 3 Fixation of minimum pay corresponding to pre-revised scale of Rs. 7450- 11500 consequent to up-gradation ordered on 13.11.2009.

In this regard we have pointed out that consequent to the upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspectors to Rs. 4600/- vide Boards letter F. No. A-26017/132/2009 – Ad II-A dated 23.11.2009 and Department of Expenditure OM no. 1/1/2008 – IC dated 13.11.2009 the pay of an Inspector who was drawing pay in the pay scale of 6500-10500 as on 01.01.2006 at a stage lesser than Rs. 7450/- has to be first upgraded to Rs. 7450/- and then fixed in the revised pay band by multiplying it with 1.86. However, in CBEC the Inspectors has been merely granted the higher-grade pay of Rs. 4600/- without re-fixing the pay in the pay band as above. This has also resulted in a anomalous situation where a senior Inspector who was in service prior to 01.01.2006 draws a pay less that an Inspector recruited after 01.01.2006.

This remedial action in order to bring the pay of the senior on par with the junior has already been done in the case of Central Secretariat Service but has not been extended to our officers. We have referred to the pay fixation done in the Central Secretariat Service Vide F.No.50/46/2008-AD1B order no. A/56 of 2010 dated 19th June 2010 and A/116 of 2010 dated 6th August 2010 and in the Department of Expenditure Vide F.No. A-26018/1/2008-ADII dated 7TH September 2010.


Chairman replied that Board has already sent the respective file to expenditure, expenditures view will be intimated within a shortwhile. How ever Board shall pursue for this issue.

Point No. 4 Anomaly in pay of 1992 batch Inspectors who received ACP prior to 20.04.2004.

anomaly in the pay of 1992 batch direct recruit Inspectors started initially consequent to the upgradation of pay scales of the post of Superintendent of Central Excise from Rs.6500-10500 to Rs. 7500-12500 w.e.f. 21/4/2004 vides Order No.6/37/98…dated 21/4/2004, issued by the Department of Expenditure. There arose a situation where those Inspectors who matured for ACP prior to the upgradation dated 21.04.2004 were given a lower pay stage than their junior officers of the same batch who matured for ACP subsequent to 21.04.2004. The demand for stepping up was denied on an erroneous premise that no anomaly is recognized where pay is fixed under ACP scheme which is purely personal to the employee and has no relation to seniority of the employees. We had challenged the above disposal by highlighting that the anomaly in pay has not been caused by ACP but due to the up-gradation of pay scale of Inspectors and Superintendent; that the same problem could have arisen in  the case of promotion also; that the situation highlighted is a unique one and is not covered by any of the clarifications issued by the DOPT with regard to the ACP scheme and does not pertain to the implementation of ACP scheme and hence the remedy lies elsewhere; and that Note 9 to Rule 7 of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997 contemplates stepping up of pay on par with that of the junior in a case where the senior is getting promotion before revision of pay-scales and junior after revision of pay-scales if the following conditions are satisfied



•Both the senior and the junior employees should belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted should be identical in the same cadre•Pre-revised and revised scales of pay of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw their pay should be identical.•The senior should draw at time of promotion pay equal to or higher than that of the junior•The anomaly should be directly due to application of FR 22 or any other Rule regulating pay-fixation on promotion in the revised scale,

In addition to the above stated reasons, we requested for a reconsideration of the decision on the following grounds.


1.The Central Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad Bench in its order dated 13.06.2008 in OA 31/2007 filed by Shri. Chalapati Rao & Ors had decided in favour of the instant demand and since the Honourable High Court of Andhra Pradesh declined to stay the order of the Tribunal, the Department decided to implement the order in favour of the applicants vide F. No. A-26017/95/2008 Ad II A dated 22.01.2010.2.The Central Administrative Tribunal, Chandigarh Bench in order dated 19.01.2010 in OA 156-JK/2009 filed by Ashok Kumar had directed to step up the pay of the senior officer who was not entitled for ACP on par with his junior who was in receipt of ACP. The Writ Petition filed by the Department against the CAT order has been dismissed. 3.In view of the favourable judgments of various judicial forums, there is every chance of proliferation of litigation seeking the same relief. In terms of the National Litigation Policy the Department is duty bound to take steps for unnecessary litigation when the law on the subject is clear.

Chairman stated that the High Court pronounced the subject order only for the appellant , as expenditure rejected the subject issue earlier it can not be given to all the 1992 batch Inspectors straight away, bending to the pressure of the Association Chairman opined for a review of this case once again.

Point No.5 Lifting of ban on ICT


The ban on Inter Commissionerate order by the Board in 2004 is causing acute hardship to officers in Group B & C level. In the present scenario where officers are recruited on an all India basis but allotted permanently to a regional zone has further compounded the agony. However, Board vide Letter F. No. A- 22015/19/2006 AD III A dated 27.03.2009 had partially relaxed the ban to facilitate officers having spouse working in Government /PSU to avail ICT, it does not take care of the requirements of the cadre.


The reason behind the discontinuance of ICT at the first instance was the protracted litigation on the question of seniority. Litigation in this regard had arisen only because Board on some occasion tinkered with the policy by deviating from the well-established principles on seniority. Board had formulated the policy guidelines for Inter Commissionerate Transfer with effect from 20.05.1980 which was very specific that the transfer would be made against direct recruitment quota only, existing in the seniority zone to which transfer is sought and upon joining, the transferee would be placed in the bottom of seniority list of the year on which his/her transfer took place.. These guidelines have been upheld even by the Apex Court and therefore the perception that ICT would lead to litigation is unfounded.

In this regard we have pointed out that in the next door CBDT a well defined policy on ICT is in vogue. The principles adopted by them are similar to our 20.05.1980 circular and their scheme of ICT is working smoothly.


We have submitted that the facilities available to our counterparts in CBDT may be extended to us also by reintroducing ICT in accordance with the principles put forth in our circular dated 21.05.1980. Thanking you.

Initially chairman was reluctant to take up the case but later on promised to raise it in full Board Meeting and to short out the problem.


Point No. 6 JCM s should be conducted at the Board level and at local level at regular intervals.

We have pointed out that the JCM is an important Government Machinery which is not functional at the Board & Ministry level, in absence of JCM forum meetings the consultations/meetings are becoming procrastinated dialogue without reaching any tangible settlement on any issue. We have demanded immediately procedure should be initiated to conduct JCM at the Board level. Chairman assured of initiation of the process.


Point No. 7 Abolition of control room duty and uniform in Central Excise and Service Tax.

We have pointed out that in the post tobacco regime there is no necessity of continuation of Uniform and in the era of cell phone the utilization of Inspectors In control room is obsolete and misuse of man power, it is also to mention that there is no statutory provisions to wear uniform as is evident through a RTI reply from CBEC.

Chairman replied that the issue is under examination, other organizations like Superintendent of C.Ex. have not yet demanded such abolition. During our course of meeting Chairman intimated that Uniform Allowance is expected to be doubled shortly.

Point No. 8 The 1% incentive on incremental revenue should be utilized for providing facilities and infrastructure for lower level staffs also.

At the time of discussion on this point it was pointed out that in CBEC the benefit of 1% incentive has not been percolated to the lower level officers while in CBDT all the staffs are enjoying the benefit after it was duely considered by CBDT. Chairman agreed to discuss the issue in full Board meeting to arrive at a conclusion.


In the meeting, apart from the above issues we have discussed the following issues:

1. Departmental Clarification on MACP

Consequent upon issuance of the revised clarification on MACP published by DOPT we requested Chairman to rectify the departmental clarification on MACP.

Chairman replied that the issue will be examined whether any further clarification is necessary and if required necessary clarification will be issued.

2. Protocol duty performed by Inspectors to various higher officials and VVIP’s:

We requested to stop this practice of protocol duty. Chairman clearly stated that nowhere it is written that Inspectors or any officer are bound to perform protocol duty. Hence, if there is any report from any officer of excess that should be reported to Board and Board in turn shall take due measure for this type of overindulgence.

We would like to request our Circle/ Branch Secretaries and all iNdia office bearers to organize meetings through which we shall convince our members not to do ant protocol duty, if necessary we can issue a mandate for this, if there is any negative action from the local authority immediately we shall spread the fire of protest through out India.

3. Non-functioning of the departmental anomaly committee :

We have argued that the basic issues of anomalies are yet to be settled and there is no indication that it would be done in the near future. We requested our Board to impress upon Revenue Secretary to organize departmental Anomaly committee meeting immediately.

In our last circular we forget to mention that in our Indore CEC held on 31st July and 1st August 2010 it was decided that the next convention will be held at Tamilnadu Circle, time and venue will be decided by the circle.

It is also to mention that all the circle and branches are requested to send fund for the All India Association forthwith otherwise it will be hard-hitting for this Association to function after October 2010.

On the organizational front we are waiting for the reply of Pune, Patna and Mumbai Circle, We have not yet received neither DDO certificate nor Association Contribution from the following Circles/ zones

•Mumbai Branch•Pune Circle•Bihar Jharkhand Circle•North East Circle•Vizag Branch•Guntur Branch•Hyderabad Branch•Noida Branch•Meerut BranchAs we were not aware of AP Circle and Hyderabad Branch, we have given temporary charge to one Industrious and responsible Inspector Sri Vigneshawar Raju for the Hyderabad Branch as well as Andhra Pradesh Circle. We are in search of proper leadership in the zones where there is either no activity or negative activity.

If we won’t get any reply from the defaulting zones by the end of October 2010 then we shall not allow these circles / Branches in our next Convention.

To

The President,

All office Bearers,

Circle and Branch Secretaries
Comradely Yours


( KOUSIK ROY )

Thursday, September 30, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEWLY PROMOTED INSPECTORS

THE ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS' ASSOCIATION (AICEIA), ANDHRA PRADESH CIRCLE, CONGRATULATES THE NEWLY PROMOTED INSPECTORS ON ASSUMING THEIR CHARGE AS SUPERINTENDENTS IN VIZAG ZONE ON 30.9.2010. WE WISH THEM MANY MORE PROMOTIONS AND SUCCESS IN THEIR LIFE.

P.Vigneshwar Raju
Secretary, AP.Circle.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

FLASH ! FIRST PROMOTION ORDER (GO)49/2010 DT. 28.9.2010 ISSUED

THE CCA HYDERABAD HAS ISSUED FIRST PROMOTION ORDER FOR 4 OFFICERS
SRI. RAMCHANDRA REDDY & G.RAMMOHAN ARE PROMOTED FROM AD-HOC TO SUBSTANTIVE AND ANOTHER TWO SRI. MALLELA SRINIVAS & AV VENUGOPAL ARE PROMOTED ON AD HOC BASIS AND POSTED TO VIZAG ZONE.

REMAINING ORDERS MAY FOLLOW TOMORROW.

IMPORTANT NEWS ON PROMOTION/TRANSFER

1.IT APPEARS THAT THE CBEC HAS DIRECTED TO ISSUE PROMOTION ORDERS ONLY ON 30.9.2010 THROUGHOUT INDIA TO AVOID ANY SORT OF LITIGATION.
2. PEOPLE WERE HAVING APPREHENSIONS THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE TRANSFERRED OUT OF HYDERABAD UNTIL END OF ACADEMIC YEAR. BUT, IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER HAS MADE IT CATEGORICALLY CLEAR THAT SINCE IT IS A PROMOTION THE OFFICERS HAVE TO GO. IN CASE SOME OFFICERS NOT INTERESTED TO GO BECAUSE OF THEIR CHILDREN STUDYING IN X/XII ETC., THEY CAN STAY BY NOT ACCEPTING PROMOTION.

SECRETARY
AP CIRCLE

Monday, September 27, 2010

SUPDTS. ORDERS ARE STILL AWAITED

IT APPEARS THAT ONE OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMISSIONER IS ON LEAVE TODAY. THEREFORE THE MUCH AWAITED PROMOTION ORDERS OF INSPECTOR TO SUPDT ARE LIKELY TO BE ISSUED ON 28TH OR 29TH OF THIS MONTH.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

MACP ISSUE IN HYDERABAD & VIZAG ZONES

MANY OF THE OFFICERS HAVE REQUESTED TO TAKE-UP THE ISSUE OF MACP. AFTER IMPLEMENTATION OF MACP W.E.F 1.9.2008 NO OFFICER HAS BEEN GIVEN MACP IN ENTIRE AP. MOST OF THE OFFICERS EVEN HAVE COMPLETED MORE THAN 12 YEARS WHICH WAS THE ELIGIBILITY FOR OLD ACP. THEREFORE,IT IS DECIDED TO TAKE UP THE ISSUE WITH THE CADRE CONTROLLING AUTHORITY ON TOP PRIORITY BASIS. ALL ARE REQUESTED TO GIVE THEIR VIEWS & SUGGESTIONS IN THIS REGARD.

FOR THE TENTATIVE LIST OF INSPECTORS DUE FOR MACP CLICK HERE.IN CASE ANY ONE IS MISSING OR ANY ONE ALREADY GOT ACP IN THE ABOVE LIST MAY EDIT THE SAME DIRECTLY IN THE LIST OR INFORM OVER PHONE TO ME ON 9849313988.

P.VIGNESHWAR RAJU
Secretary, A.P.Circle
AICEIA

Friday, September 24, 2010

UPDATE ON DPC

HYDERABAD DPC IS COMPLETED. ORDERS ARE LIKELY TO BE ISSUED ONLY ON MONDAY .DETAILS OF EXACT VACANCY POSITION WILL BE UPDATED AS AND WHEN RECEIVED. AS OF NOW THE LIKELY VACANCIES ARE- GENERAL:54+4(DEPUTATION VACANCIES) SC:3(BACKLOG) & ST 15(BACKLOG). THE PROMOTION ORDERS ARE LIKELY TO BE ISSUED ON MONDAY ::NO ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES FOR ST ARE AVAILABLE. THE CCA OFFICERS AGAIN MEETING ON 25.9.2010 MORNING TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS.

CHENNAI DPC UPDATE

DPC is postponed for the third time and likely to be conducted on 27 and 28 th of Sep 2010. Likely vacancies are about 84. Dossiers of Reserved Category Inspectors who have completed 8 years as on 2010 i.e. 2002 batch of Insprs are also called and being sent to CCA today from all Comm'tes. It appears that there are huge number of backlog vacancies consequent to the Kolkatta High Court outcome. Exact figures are not known. We are hoping at least the DPC be conducted on 27/28. In general Category 1991 Insprs are still waiting for promotion.

FLASH FLASH DPC INSP TO SUP BEING CONDUCTED TODAY

DPC FOR SUPERINTENDENT PROMOTION IS LIKELY TO BE CONDUCTED TODAY IE. 24.9.2010 AT 3.30 P.M. THE LIKELY PROMOTIONS ARE ABOUT 80 INCLUDING ALL CATEGORIES. THE PROMOTION ORDERS ARE ALSO LIKELY TO BE ISSUED TODAY.

THE DETAILS WILL BE PUBLISHED AFTER DPC.

Meeting with Chairman AICEIA Sec. Gen

On 23rd September 2010 Chairman took a meeting with the Association. In the meeting we have pointed out :

1. The ongoing cadre restructuring exercise and its effect
2. Notional fixation of pay of Inspectors of Central Excise in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-10500 with effect from 01.01.1996.
3. Fixation of minimum pay corresponding to pre-revised scale of Rs. 7450-11500 consequent to up-gradation ordered on 13.11.2009.
4. Anomaly in pay of 1992 batch Inspectors who received ACP prior to 20.04.2004.
5. Lifting of ban on ICT
6. JCM s should be conducted at the Board level and at local level at regular intervals.
7. Abolition of control room duty.
8. The 1% incentive on incremental revenue should be utilized for providing facilities and infrastructure for lower level staffs also.
9.

Departmental Clarification on MACP.
10. Protocol duty performed by Inspectors to various higher officials and VVIP’s.
11. Non-functioning of the departmental anomaly committee
12. uniform allowance and its relevance.

Chairman gave us a very patient hearing and the meeting went on for one and half hour, Joint Secretary Sri Aabhay Singh and General Secretary Delhi Circle Sri H.S.Bajaj were there along with other office bearers. Detail of the meeting will be published through a circular within a short while.
Source: AICEIA

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UPDATE ON DPC ALL INDIA & BONUS

AS PER TOP AICEIA SOURCES, THE DPC FOR PROMOTION TO THE SUPERINTENDENT POSTS IN CCA VADODARA COMMISSIONERATE HAS BEEN COMPLETED TODAY. THE LIKELY PROMOTIONS ON 30.9.2010 ARE 109+6+5. IT APPEARS THE VADODARA CCA IS THE FIRST TO CONDUCT DPC AFTER CALCUTTA HIGH COURT VERDICT.

BONUS ORDERS TO CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYEES ISSUED. AS PER ORDERS GROUP C,D & NON GAZETTED GROUP B OFFICERS TO GET 30 DAYS SALARY SUBJECT TO LIMIT OF 3500/- CEILING. CLICK HERE FOR ORDER COPY.

THE BONUS IS JUST PEANUTS, WHEN YOU ARE DRAWING A SALARY OF 35000/-, THE CEILING OF 3500/- IS AN EYE WASH. INSTEAD THE GOVT. SHOULD ANNOUNCE ONLY THREE DAYS SALARY AS BONUS.

KINDLY POST THE STATUS OF DPC IN OTHER CCAs ALL OVER INDIA THROUGH COMMENTS OR CHAT BOX.

FLASH ! FLASH ! OM DATED 22.09.2010 ISSUED FOR 45% DA

THE DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE, MINISTRY OF FINANCE ISSUED OM DATED 22.9.2010 ENHANCING DA FROM 35% TO 45%. CLICK HERE FOR ORDER

APPOINTMENT OF P.VIGNESHWAR RAJU AS GENERAL SECRETARY OF HYDERABAD BRANCH AS WELL AS SECRETARY A.P.CIRCLE OF AICEIA

HERE IS A GOOD NEWS FOR ALL THE HYDERABAD INSPECTORS WHO HAD BEEN WONDERING SO FAR ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION AT HYDERABAD. THE AICEIA CENTRAL BODY HAS APPOINTED SRI.P.VIGNESHWAR RAJU AS GENERAL SECRETARY OF HYDERABAD BRANCH AS WELL AS SECRETARY OF A.P.CIRCLE. THE ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS OF THIS ASSOCIATION HAD BEEN SILENT OVER TWO YEARS. NO ACTIVITY WAS UNDERTAKEN, NO REPRESENTATIONS MADE TO ANY AUTHORITY AND NEVER CONDUCTED ANY EC OR GB MEETINGS.

SINCE LAST ONE YEAR I HAD BEEN SERVING THE ASSOCIATION THROUGH THIS SITE IN PERSONAL CAPACITY AS AN ORDINARY MEMBER OF THIS ASSOCIATION. NOW THIS WEBSITE IS MADE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE 'AICEIA HYDERABAD BRANCH' ALL THE MEMBERS MAY FORWARD THEIR QUIRES ETC. TO hyd.cus@gmail.com or pvigneshwarraju@gmail.com or MAY CONTACT ME OVER MOBILE NO. 98493 13988.

AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING IS BEING CALLED SOON TO DISCUSS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND FORTH COMING DPC FOR PROMOTION TO SUPERINTENDENT POSTS.

THE APPOINTMENT LETTER IS POSTED ON TOP FOR PERUSAL OF ALL THE MEMBERS.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

LATEST UPDATE ON 1992 BATCH PAY ANAMOLY

LOT OF REQUESTS ARE BEING MADE KNOW THE STATUS OF 1992 BATCH INSPECTORS PAY ANOMALY. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS OLD INFORMATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF 1992 BATCH ALL OVER INDIA THIS INFORMATION IS GIVEN.

THE CAT HYDERABAD HAS GIVEN ORDER IN FAVOUR OF 7 OFFICERS TO RECTIFY THE PAY ANOMALY VIDE OA NO. 31/2007 CLICK HERE FOR ORDER. THE DEPARTMENT HAS FILED A PETITION IN AP HIGH COURT AND OBTAINED STAY VIDE ORDER DATED 4.12.2008. THE OFFICERS HAVE THEN FILED A PETITION FOR VACATION OF STAY AND SUCCEEDED VIDE INTERIM ORDER OF HIGH COURT DATED 22.6.2009.tHE ORDER READS AS FOLLOWS:
"Heard both sides.
The application filed to vacate the interim order passed in W.P.M.P. No. 34627 of 2008, dated 4.12.2008.
The vacate petitioners filed O.A.No.31 of 2007 before the Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal by order dated 13.6.2008 allowed the said O.A. Aggrieved by the same, the Department filed the present writ petition and obtained interim suspension.
Having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case, the controversy involved in the writ petition has to be decided at the time of final hearing of the writ petition. Therefore, we see no justification in continuing the interim order.
Accordingly the interim order dated 4.12.2008 in W.P.M.P. No.34627 of 2008 is vacated.
Post the writ petition for final hearing."
AFTER LOT OF DELIBERATIONS BY THE BOARD WITH DOP&T AND MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE, HAS ORDERED FOR RECTIFICATION OF PAY ONLY TO PETITIONER OFFICERS SUBJECT TO OUTCOME OF HIGH COURT VERDICT. ACCORDINGLY ALL THE OFFICERS IN THE PETITION HAVE BEEN GIVEN PAY ANOMALY AND THEIR PAY WAS RE-FIXED.

THE FINAL HEARING IS AWAITED.
CONTACT hyd.cus@gmail.com or sgaiceia@gmail.com for any further details.

Monday, September 20, 2010

SECOND LIST CALLING CCRs & VIGILANCE CLEARANCE FOR PROMOTION TO SUPDT..

CCA HYDERABAD HAS CALLED FOR CCRs AND RELEASED SECOND LIST OF 71 OFFICERS LIST WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON. THE FIRST NAME IS R.DAMAYANTI AND THE LAST NAME IS D.E.M.MURALI
DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEM THE LIST COULD NOT BE UPLOADED.

Secretary
AP Circle
AICEIA

Saturday, September 18, 2010

FIXATION OF PAY ON PROMOTION TO INSPECTOR CERTAIN DOUBTS

One of our comrade Sri.Praveen Kumar of Vizag has represented that he was promoted in July 2008 and he is drawing a pay of Rs. 17250. Whereas, the newly recruited Inspector on par with him is drawing Rs. 17660/-. In case the pay fixed to the newly recruited Inspector is correct, you can not get less than his pay under any circumstances. All comrades who are effected with such fixation may send their details to the Association mail address below or can write their problem in comments column below the post here.Please give your complete pay details, such as what was your pay in pay band and grade pay at the time of promotion and date of promotion.

Mail address:hyd.cus@gmail.com

P.Vigneshwar Raju
Secretary A.P Circle,
AICEIA

LATEST ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING

Cadre restructuring file has been cleared by the Revenue Secretary and sent to the Secretary, Expenditure. We are going to get around 4250 promotional psts of AC/DC for us which includes cascading ones also.
They are also considering the possibility of change in promotion quota prescribed for three different feeder grades at JTS level of IRS (C&CE), combined length of service of Inspector + Superintendent grade for promotion to IRS (C&CE), enhancement of promotion quota from existing 50% to 75%, promotion of Group ‘B’ Executive grades directly to Senior Time Scale in IRS (if accepted by the Government, they would give benefit of 4-5 years to the Superintendent grade officers for service rendered in Group ‘B’ Executive grade.), promotion of all the Superintendent level officers completing one & half times of qualifying service to the grade of Assistant Commissioner in IRS (C&CE)

Source : cengokerala.org

IF THE DIRECTIONS OF FINANCE MINISTER ARE ADHERED TO, THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BY 31.12.2010.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Flash Flash Flash Board has issued directions for promotion to Superintendent post

Thanks to the efforts put up by the All India Office bearers of AICEIA. CBEC has issued directions to CCA for issuing promotions to Superintendents Post with effective from 30.09.2010.For Board letter click here
P.Vigneswar Raju
Secretary Incharge Andhra Pradesh
AICEIA

Monday, September 13, 2010

FLASH ! FLASH ! FLASH ! 5400 GRADE PAY ISSUE

ANOTHER OA HAS BEEN FILED TODAY IN CAT HYDERABAD REGARDING 5400 GRADE PAY TO ACP INSPECTORS AFTER 4 YEARS OF REGULAR SERVICE IN THE GRADE PAY OF RS.4800. THE OA NUMBER AND OTHER INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON RECEIVING.

DEVELOPMENTS IN HYDERABAD ASSOCIATION

ALL THE MEMBERS ARE AWARE THAT DURING DECEMBER 2008 SRI CC GOPI AND HIS TEAM WAS ELECTED TO OFFICE. SINCE THEN NO ACTIVITY HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN BY THESE OFFICERS. OFF LATE IT CAME TO KNOW THAT THE SAID OFFICE BEARERS HAVE JOINED A SPLIT GROUP HEADED BY SRI KONERU PRABHAKAR RAO OF MUMBAI WHO IS TRYING TO SPLIT THE ONLY ASSOCIATION AT ALL INDIA LEVEL IN TO TWO GROUPS. ON KNOWING THE HYDERABAD OFFICE BEARERS SUPPORTING THE SPLIT GROUP, ABOUT 86 INSPECTORS HAVE SIGNED A MEMORANDUM DATED 25.11.2009 AND DEMANDED FOR IMMEDIATE GENERAL BODY AND THE SAME WAS HANDED OVER TO SRI. GOPI, GENERAL SECRETARY ON 12.2.2009. ( FOR LETTER DATED 25.11.09 CLICK HERE). EVEN AFTER 8 MONTHS NO RESPONSE HAS COME FROM THE OFFICE BEARERS. THIS IS THE RESPECT THEY SHOW TOWARDS THE MEMBERS WHO ELECTED THEM.

APART FROM THIS THE DDO CERTIFICATES COLLECTED FROM YOU AUTHORISING TO DEDUCT ASSOCIATION SUBSCRIPTION TO AICEIA HAVE NOT BEEN SUBMITTED TO OUR ALL INDIA BODY SO FAR. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THROUGH RELIABLE SOURCES THAT THE SAID DDO CERTIFICATES HAVE BEEN HANDED OVER TO THE BREAKAWAY GROUP WITHOUT ANY PERMISSION OF THE MEMBERS. IF THIS IS CORRECT, THE OFFICE BEARERS ARE LIABLE TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION UNDER CONDUCT RULES. THE ALL INDIA BODY OF AICEIA HAS ALREADY INITIATED THIS PROCESS. PLEASE REMEMBER THERE IS NO RECOGNITION TO THIS BREAKAWAY GROUP AND THEY ARE TRYING TO GET THEIR RECOGNITION THROUGH BACKDOOR WITH YOUR DDO CERTIFICATES WHICH WERE SUBMITTED TO AICEIA.

UNDER THE ABOVE CIRCUMSTANCES I HAD BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE ALL INDIA BODY AND PROVIDING THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO THE MEMBERS OF HYDERABAD BRANCH WITHOUT ANY HELP FROM HYDERABAD OFFICE BEARERS.

I REQUEST ALL THE MEMBERS TO BE READY TO COME FOR A MEETING TO BE CONVENED SOON TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE.


IF I AM NOT WRONG SRI. CC GOPI OUR GENERAL SECRETARY IS FIGURING ON THE LETTER HEAD OF 'ICESTEA' (THE BREAKAWAY GROUP)AS AUDITOR WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING HERE.

ON REQUEST OF SOME OF THE WISE MEMBERS, SOME OF THE OBJECTIONABLE COMMENTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS POST IN THE INTEREST OF OUR UNITY.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

THE MUCH AWAITED REVIEW DPC HAS BEEN HELD AT CCA CALCUTTA

RELIABLE INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH TOP AICEIA SOURCES THAT THE AICEIA OFFICE BEARERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PERUSED THE ISSUE AND MUCH AWAITED REVIEW DPC AT CCA CALCUTTA HAS BEEN CONDUCTED ON FRIDAY THE 10TH OF SEPTEMBER 2010. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE REVIEW DPC FOR THE YEAR 2004 HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND BOARD IS LIKELY TO INSTRUCT ALL OTHER CCAs TO CONDUCT THE DPC IMMEDIATELY.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Request for EARLY d.p.c.

ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS’ ASSOCIATION

15/1 Strand Road, Custom House, M.S.Building, 7th floor, Kolkata-700001

(Affiliated to the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers)

Recognised by Ministry of Finance

[vide F.No.B.12017/1/2004-Ad.IV A dated 31.12.07 & 14.1.08]


To

The Chairman,

Central Board of Excise & Customs,

Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance,

North Block, New Delhi.

Sir,

Sub: Stay on promotions ordered by Calcutta High Court – Reg

A kind reference is invited to our letter 23.07.2010 and 30.08.2010 on the above subject.

Despite our repeated requests for directing the cadre controlling authorities to conduct and keep the results of DPC s ready, no directions has been issued by the Board. It doesn’t require much elucidation to bring home the point that such an act on the part of the Board would have brought a scrap of confidence among the employees who are waiting for their first promotion for more than 2 decades. We regret to point out that the promptness shown in communicating the stay gets entangled in red tape when the lifting of the stay is required to be communicated.

The interim order of Calcutta High Court issued on 27.08.2010 has now been published in Court Website and we request that the issue may not be procrastinated further by insisting on a certified copy. (which is already issued and in care of Kolkata Chief Commissioner)

In terms of the interim order, the only condition precedent for issuing the regular promotion order is the issuance of order consequent to the review of DPC held on 09.09.2004 in Kolkata Commissionerate. Hence we submit that the most effective way in hastening the matter would be to fix a time frame for Kolkata CCA for issuing the orders consequent to review DPC and a date for all CCA s to issue orders in the zone, rather that waiting for a compliance report from Calcutta to issue directions to other CCA s. I.e. if the final date fixed for Kolkata CCA to issue order is 10.09.2010, other CCA s may be required to issue order on 13.09.2010. We would like to reiterate that the date of effect of the promotion orders should at least be from 01.07.2010.

We also wish to highlight the fact that already several officers who were in line for promotion in the calendar DPC have retired during the month of July and August there by losing out on their pension benefits and social status. Hence we request that the directions in terms of the preceding paragraph may be issued immediately so that the similar officers retiring in this month at least would be saved.

Yours faithfully

(KOUSIK ROY)

SECRETARY GENERAL

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

LITTLE DIVERSION FROM HOT TOPIC READ SOME OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS ALSO

Child Care Leave for Central Government employees - Clarification


No. 13018 /1/2010-Estt. (Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 7th September, 2010

Office Memorandum

Sub: Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations - Clarification regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving representations from Government Servants through various quarters like the Public Grievances Cell/Associations etc requesting to review the decision to allow Child Care Leave (CCL) only if the employee has no E.L. at her credit.

2. This Department's O.M. No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11/09/2008 regarding introduction of Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees and subsequent clarifications vide O.Ms. dated 29/9/2008, 18/11/2008 and 2/12/2008 were reviewed.

It has now been decided in consultation with Department of Expenditure, to delete the condition that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit, subject to the following conditions:-

(i) CCL may not be granted in more than 3 spells in a calendar year.

(ii) CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days.

(iii) CCL should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which this leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.

3. It is reiterated that the leave is to be treated like Earned Leave and sanctioned as such.

4. These orders take effect from 1.9.2008. Earned Leave, if any, availed by women employees before availing CCL subsequent to the issue of the OM 13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 18/11/2008 may be adjusted against CCL, if so requested by the employee.

5. Hindi version will follow.


(Simmi R.Nakra)
Director

CLICK HERE FOR COPY OF ORDER

Monday, September 6, 2010

FLASH ! FLASH ! FLASH ! FINALLY AICEIA HAS DONE IT

WITH LOT OF STRUGGLE THE AICEIA OFFICE BEARERS HAVE DONE IT. THE MUCH AWAITED ORDER OF CALCUTTA HIGH ORDER LIFTING STAY ON PROMOTIONS IS MANAGED TO PUT ON THE HIGH COURT WEBSITE EVEN BEFORE THE SIGNED COPY IS GIVEN TO THE PARTIES.
KUDOS TO AICEIA
FOR COPY OF ORDER CLICK HERE


BUT THE ORDER CLEARLY STATES THAT
" It is made clear that the decision of the review DPC of 9th September, 2004 should be given effect to by considering the effect of such DPC from 2nd July, 1997 and on that basis promotion orders to be issued and further promotion could be dealt with.

It is further made clear to avoid any confusion that first promotion order to be made on the basis of review DPC of 9th September, 2004 and thereafter further promotion of candidates under all India zones would be considered."

SOME PEOPLE HAVE EXPRESSED DOUBTS THAT THE ORDER MEANS, UNTIL THE FIRST PROMOTION ORDER FROM CALCUTTA ZONE ISSUED AFTER CONDUCTING REVIEW DPC AS ORDERED BY THE HON'BLE COURT, NO PROMOTION CAN BE ISSUED IN ALL ZONES. BUT IT IS NOT CORRECT IN MY VIEW.
THE SENTENCE "thereafter further promotion of candidates under all India zones would be considered." THIS ORDER HAS TO BE READ WITH IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EARLIER INTERIM ORDER WHERE IT IS SAID THAT " considering the situation, this court is of the view that from this date date there should not be any order of promotion in the concerned promotional post of superintendent and to further promotional post of asst. commissioner in the concerned hierarchy without leave of the court" THERE IS NO INSPECTOR IN ALL INDIA ZONE, IT IS ONLY SUPDTS. THAT ARE IN ALL INDIA ZONE, THEREFORE, THERE IS NO RESTRICTION FOR GIVING PROMOTION TO INSPECTORS IN OTHER ZONES.

TA to STA Order dt. 3.9.2010

TA to STA order EO(NGO) No. 26/2010 dated 3.9.2010 has been issued by CCA, hyderabad-III Commissionerate. The order is made applicable notionally w.e.f. 1.10.2008. For order CLICK HERE.

Friday, September 3, 2010

FM asks CBDT, CBEC to wrap up AGTs by April

FM asks CBDT, CBEC to wrap up AGTs by April; set up panel for litigation management and common risk management institution

By TIOL News Service

MUMBAI, SEPT 02, 2010: WHILE addressing the large gathering of revenue officials at a revenue review meeting here yesterday, the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, once again hammered home the point to both the Revenue Boards to improve the human resource management to meet the rising expectations of the officers and the staff. He said that though there has been some improvement pertaining to Departmental Promotion Committee (DPCs) for the staff and officers, but still it is not satisfactory. It should be ensured that DPCs are held well in advance to keep the employees motivated and eager to perform their responsibility in the service of the Nation.

''I would like to see that a model time frame for conducting the DPC is developed and followed strictly. Both the Departments should aim to become a model employer, which provides equal opportunities and equity in true sense. I have noticed that transfer orders of the officers are issued in mid of the year, which affects not only the officer, but also the Department. The officer has to shift his family and children in the mid of the academic session, which causes avoidable mental stress. Similarly, by shifting of the officers in the mid of the year from one charge to the other charge, the continuity and time available is reduced considerably. This adversely affects achieving the targeted revenue. This can be avoided by ensuring that all the annual general transfers are carried out by both the Boards by the 2nd week of April. The regional orders by the respective Chief Commissioners should be completed by the end of April of every financial year. This will reinforce the confidence of the employees in our system and we can demonstrate by action that we actually care for our employees. I am confident that both the Board can calibrate their long term human resource policies to achieve the above objectives,'' he emphasised.

The FM also said that the Cadre Restructuring for CBDT was done in the year 2001 and for the CBEC in the year 2002, which is to be reviewed after every five years and is overdue. He emphasised that this needs to be expedited and completed in a time bound manner. There is also a need to develop a system to make it as a continuous process and not as an event to meet the legitimate expectations of the Officers and staff.

For litigation management the FM asked both the Revenue Boards to constitute Standing Committee at the level of Chief Commissioners to have a systematic bottom to top approach. Expressing concern over Central Excise and Customs duty arrears in the zone, Mr Mukherjee asked the officers to give special emphasis in taking some serious steps for collection of arrears of revenue. The Finance Minister urged the revenue department to create a formal Risk Management institution to improve the voluntary tax compliance in India. There is a need to create a formal Risk Management institution to handle the critical component of tax governance on a real-time basis. Both the departments can collaborate on the issue of risk management to further improve the voluntary tax compliance in India.

The FM said that litigation management is an area of concern which both Departments need to look into to create an atmosphere of trust and mutually beneficial relationship with tax payers as well as revenue officials. Departments are filing appeals in a routine manner without careful thought and examination. ''I have noticed that some of the appeals filed have been dismissed by the courts on account of gross delays. For this I have constituted a Standing Committee in both the Boards. This Committee will identify systematic causes for service litigation and litigation with tax payers and will prepare a road map for reducing the existing litigation and to avoid litigation in future. This Committee has been constituted at the Board level. I will encourage both the Boards to constitute a similar Standing Committee at the level of Chief Commissioners to have a systematic bottom to top approach for litigation management. This would lead to manageable number of cases before the Courts, which can be defended efficiently and will enhance the success rate in litigation,'' he stressed.

Mr Mukherjee asked the officers to give equal importance in collection of arrears of revenue. ''I find that in this Zone an amount of around 3,088 crores is locked up in respect of Central Excise arrears, and an amount of around 1,740 crores in respect of Customs duty arrears. We are now in the beginning of 6th month of the Financial Year. It is high time that we give special emphasis in taking some serious steps for collection of arrears of revenue,'' he added.

Another area where the situation is rather alarming is pendency of adjudication. The FM said that the delay in adjudication ultimately results in delay in collection of revenue due to the Government. In Mumbai Zone alone, an amount of around Rs 2,192 crores of Central Excise duty, an amount of around Rs 1,931 crores of Customs duty, and an amount around Rs 3,800 crores of Service Tax are locked up in the pending adjudication cases.

While reviewing the revenue collections trend, the FM expressed his happiness with the trend. He said that ''I find that for the period of four months i.e. from April to July in this financial year, the Customs revenue collection in three Mumbai Zones has registered an average growth of 79.5 percent compared to the collection during the corresponding period of last financial year. In Central Excise also there has been buoyancy, though the growth has been slightly less as compared to Customs. I find that the two Central Excise Zones in Mumbai have an average growth of 55.65 percent compared to the collections during the corresponding period of last financial year. This trend of revenue realization would not only need to be maintained but also to be improved during the coming months so that if there is any shortfall in other area, collections from this Zone can help us in filling the gap.''

The manufacturing sector in the country is looking up and this has contributed in not only increased Central Excise duty but also increase in the imports of capital goods, machinery and other raw-materials which has in turn resulted in increase in Customs revenue collection. In Service Tax, however, Mr Mukherjee said that the growth is much less. It is only about 8 percent. This defies logic as to why the growth of Service Tax should be so small. It is an acknowledged fact that the service sector in the country is also growing substantially. He asked the officers concerned with the Service Tax collection to ponder over this, and find ways and means to increase the Service Tax collections.

On the direct tax side, the net corporate tax has shown a growth 20.9% and personal income tax a growth 8.51% with overall growth for direct taxes at 15.75% as on 31st July 2010. The overall direct taxes growth is satisfactory. But the collection of direct taxes from Mumbai is below the national average, Mr Mukherjede said, adding that the achievement of direct tax collection largely depends upon collection from Mumbai. Therefore, revenue collection should be monitored effectively and special efforts should be made to achieve not only the budgeted target but also to exceed it.

The major area of concern on the direct tax side is the revenue locked up in appeal. Rs 28,046 crores is blocked in appeal before CIT (Appeal) and Rs 10,010 crores before ITAT.

The FM observed that for Mumbai, there has been an increase in advance tax, for the financial year 2010-11 by 22% in comparison to the same period of the previous year. The tax deducted at source for the current financial year has shown a decline by almost 2% in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year. The trend in TDS collection, which is a major source of revenue to the government exchequer should be analysed to ensure that taxes due from TDS are collected, he added.

Source: Taxindiaonline.com