It is to clarify that the Time Scale of 5400 in PB2 is required to be given to Group B officers after 4 years from the date there are placed in GP 4800 either on ACP/MACP or on promotion.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Saturday, July 3, 2010

A meeting of the President, Secretary General, Assistant Secretary General, and Liaison Secretary was held on 02.07.2010 at Chennai. The Working President couldn’t attend due to domestic pressures. Vice President (SZ), Joint Secretary (SZ) and President, Chennai attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the status of various issues and deliberated on the action to be taken.

The meeting discussed the difficulty caused to the members at large due to the stay on promotions to the cadre of Superintendent of Central Excise and to that of Assistant Commissioner in terms of the order of the Honourable High Court of Calcutta. The stay order was issued in the month of March and every one expected that the stay would be vacated well in time to issue the promotion orders after the calendar DPC. But the delay occurred in collecting and collating data for finalizing the counter affidavit of the department delayed the matter. Subsequent to the filing of the Counter Affidavit, the petitioners were granted time to file their rejoinder. There is yet another reason that is delaying the matter further – the non constitution of division bench in the Honourable Court. It is expected that all processes would be completed and the case would be listed shortly.

Yet, there could be two contingencies which may require action on our part. One is that the case is not being listed even after the constitution of the Division Bench and the other is the non vacation of the stay order after hearing. We are of the view that in such a scenario, the Association or some affected individual, next in line for promotion, would have to implead in the case for a limited purpose of modifying the order so as to permit the Department to issue promotion orders on an ad hoc basis, subject to the final out come of the petition. In this regard we make it crystal clear that the association is in no way contesting or defending the relief prayed for by the petitioners before the Court, rather we are of the firm belief that whatever is provided by the Constitution of India and other laws for the up-liftment of our unfortunate brethren should be extended to them in letter and spirit. At the same time the association also has to strike a balance vis-à-vis the interests of the members at large, some of them who has not been benefited by ACP/MACP may retire in this month or next, loosing their promotion between the cup and the lip, there by loosing on their pension for the rest of their life. In these circumstances, it was decided that we would implead in the case in the event the petition is not getting listed even after a week from the constitution of the Division Bench or if the stay order is not modified even after hearing.

The meeting considered the apprehension expressed by various corners regarding the ongoing restructuring exercise and the opinions that the restructuring should be rejected in toto. It was decided that the Association should not be party to any move to derail the process. Our role now would be to ensure that the commitments given by the authorities in our discussion with them are not diluted in any stage before the implementation. Simultaneously, we should avail all opportunities to bargain for more and to get the ratio between excise & customs revised.

The meeting placed on record their appreciation to Com. Sanjay Srinivasan, Secretary, AICEIA Pune Circle for having obtained valuable information on grant of notional fixation of pay to other ministries which is relevant to our case. The issue would be addressed afresh utilizing these inputs.

Before signing off, I wish to express my strong reservations on some of the comments placed in the blog. The facility to place comments was given as a measure to receive constructive criticism, opinions, feed back from members and also as an indicator of the highest democratic values cherished by this organization. Most of the other service organizations do not offer this facility. We know very well that many of the comments are from non members – not only of the association, but also of the cadre. But we have always felt that the person penning the comment have some interest in this cadre. Of late, some of the comments are on the borderline of vulgarity, which place the entire cadre in bad light. This site is viewed by large number of non-members. Don’t be under the impression that the leadership of the association would be annoyed and demoralized with such comments. We have sufficient resilience to see through these comments. If you want the satisfaction of using foul language, please do that by emails to our mail IDs and spare the exhibition of filth in public. I request everyone to maintain decorum and dignity while commenting on the blog; lest, we would be constrained to disband the facility.



Blogger romance said...

AICEIA- koushik roy and ICESTEA koneruprabhakar are two good brother assosciations doing things in two directions. IRS officers enjoying both assosciations struggle. in shillong 23 years inspectors r pulling lifes. start fighting unitedly, constructively , instead of having different opinions.after all we r brother inspectors and we r not opposite party politicians. if two good heroes fight each other villains/troubles enjoy. if two good heroes fight unitedly villains/ troubles will be demolished.

July 4, 2010 9:35 AM
Blogger Vikas_A said...

Thanks for the update Mr. Zachariah. We are anxiously waiting for the restructuring to come and bring some respite for us. We at Lucknow are about to complete 18 years as Inspectors and restructuring seems to be the only hope for us. Any time frame for its implementation?

July 4, 2010 10:59 AM
Blogger romance said...

as per news 7000 posts of group B,C,D, will be surrendered and board has signed for that cadre restructuring..... for 100 lower posts surrender .....one commissioner post will come........IRS officers lobby........only High power committee report will save us and GST MOVEMENT .....may bring new posts.....so as per cadre restructuring ,...........there is no hope........now it is time both the unions combinedly fight strategically.

July 4, 2010 11:16 AM
Blogger P.Vigneshwar Raju said...

Thanks for an update. What ever the cause we must stay united. It is very sad that the Shillong brothers are waiting with 23 years service. I think Income Tax the same batch people must be either Deputy Commissioners or Joint Commissioners. They have unity they achieve everything unitedly, why not we?
I request the unit representatives to take initiative for completion of DPC pending vacation of stay, so that there is no further delay in issuing promotions.

July 4, 2010 11:19 AM

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