. 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.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

DA FROM JULY LIKELY 7% TAKING IT TO 58%

All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for the month of June 2011 has been announced by Ministry of labour and Employment.

As per Press Information Bureau's report in this regard CPI-W for the month of June-2011 stood at 189.

With this announcement, all data required for estimation of increase in Dearness allowance for Central Government Employees with effect from 1st July 2011 have been given in black and white by Government. Let's have a look at the same.

Month Jul-10 Aug-10 Sep-10 Oct-10 Nov-10 Dec-10 Jan-11 Feb-11 Mar-11
CPI(IW) 178 178 179 181 182 185 188 185 185

Apr-11 May-11 Jun-11
186 187 189

Use this GConnect DA Calculator to estimate DA from July-2011

As we predicted last month (see this article), Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st July 2011 is estimated to be 58%. Consequently Central Government Employees may get an increase in DA of 7%, compared to the existing DA rate of 51%

Source: Gconnect

Friday, July 29, 2011

MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING WITH AICEIA ON 11.7.2011

After a long interval of about more than three years we were fortunate to get minutes of a meeting held by Board on 11th of July 2011. A no. of points raised by our Association were not placed along with the points sponsored by our Association, rather some of the points inadvertently placed along with the points extended by other Associations Any way , we are now uploading the gist of the minutes.

- Secretary General AICEIA


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Suggestion ::Draft Transfer policy submitted by AICEIA

F.No. AICIEA/CBEC141/2011 Dated: 27.07.2011

To
Ms. Sandhya Baliga
The Director General (HRD),CBEC,
Drum Shape Building, I.P.Bhawan,
New Delhi-110002.

Respected Madam,

Sub: Revised Transfer/ Placement Guidelines for Group B Gazetted and
Non-Gazetted Executive Officers (posted to Central Excise & Service Taxformations)
– Comments/Suggestions of the AICEIA


The DGHRD has circulated a draft policy on the above subject on which the Chief Commissioners of various Zones have invited comments from the regional formations of the National level Recognised Staff Associations, coming under their jurisdictions . Unfortunately we have not yet been served with an official copy of the subject draft guidelines. However, this Association appreciates this initiative for formulating posting and transfer guidelines which has been a long pending demand of our Association.
Chairman, CBEC vide his DO letter 11-7-1997 and the Board vide Instructions issued under DOF No. A-22015/27/96-Ad.III dt.24-6-1996, DOF No. A.22015/30/2001-Ad.III dt.17-4-2011, and F.No. C-18013/93/99-AD.III-B, dt. 20-1-2000 has categorically and unambiguously stated that while framing any transfer policy at local level, the views of the Associations should be called for and the Transfer Policy should be finalized after taking into account the same and on the basis of regional, geographical and local conditions. We find that this crucial condition is a glaring omission in the DTP Policy circulated now, and needs to be included with due prominence.
A no. of Zones has well defined Transfer Policies issued by the Zonal Chief Commissioners in consultation with the Cadre Associations. They have been implemented in letter and spirit, and include most of the points mentioned in the proposed draft transfer and placement guidelines.
Human Resource Management is crucial for success of any organization .The average age of Inspector & Superintendent is approx. 40 & 50 years, respectively. Majority of the Inspectors are retiring with only one promotion in their entire service life. It is against this backdrop that at the outset we request to incorporate the following points in the revised Policy:
· As far as possible Officers should be posted to stations nearest to their home-towns or places where their families are located.
· In the case of lady officers, transfer should not be effected away from their home town or locations of their families unless they represent for the same.
· An identical clause should also be made applicable for the officers who have crossed 55 years of age.
· President and Secretary of the Associations should be posted at the respective Headquarters (and preferably assigned non-sensitive formations).
· Keeping in mind the academic session A.G.T’s should invariably be issued on or before 31st March and all affected officers should get relieved by 30th April every year.
Further, point wise suggestions and disagreements of this Association on the proposed posting and transfer guidelines are as under:
1. While we accept the proposed periodicity of issuing transfer orders, we insist that any order of transfer that may be issued within the academic year should not have an effect of change of station, unless requested for by the officer.
2. C.(i) Inter-zonal/Intra-zonal rotation policy shall be formulated only after discussions with the respective recognised staff Associations.
3. C (v) Once the guidelines are formulated and published after discussions with the staff association, any deviation from the norms shall be made only after discussions with the staff Associations, and recording specific reasons for each deviation. In case of such transfers rationale behind the deviation should be recorded on the note sheet.
4. D There should be common parameters for identifying sensitive and non-sensitive formations and it should not be at the sole discretion of the Commissioner or Chief Commissioner concerned. Interface with the trade should be the most important, if not only criteria for classification of so called Sensitive and Non-sensitive post. Hence we submit that
· The Vigilance sections of Commissionerate /Divisional headquarters and the Chief Commissioner’s office do not have any interface with trade, and since there is no public dealing involved, and no discretionary responsibilities are entrusted with them in such postings, they should be treated on par with other Non-sensitive postings.
· Similarly, there are many Divisions which have no Rebate/Refund Cases on regular basis. In such a situation the Chief Commissioner after consulting the Association may decide whether the postings are to be treated as sensitive or non-sensitive, as per point 4 of enclosure-A.
· Ranges which deal exclusively or predominantly with Public Sector Enterprises or other Government concerns should be considered non- sensitive postings, as in these places officers concerned deal almost entirely with government and the same cannot, in any manner, be equated with interaction with the public.
5. E. (i) "However, in case where sufficient number of officers is not available due to administrative / vigilance reasons for posting to sensitive charges, officers can be rotated from one sensitive charge to another sensitive charge". This proposal will create problems since it gives ample scope for undoing the formulated norms. We insist for proper recording of sufficient reasons in each such instance, and for the sake of transparency, the recorded reasons should be finalized in consultation with the cadre Associations.
6. Para E(vii) states the first posting of the officers coming on an Inter-Commissionerate Transfer, within a Zone, should be, as far as administratively possible, to a non-sensitive charge. This condition defeats the very purpose of rotation of officers between sensitive and non-sensitive postings after certain periodicity. For instance, one officer who has completed his prescribed tenure of non-sensitive posting in one Commissionerate and is due for sensitive posting and is transferred to another Commissionerate on ICT transfer within a Zone, if he is posted to non-sensitive posting based on this condition, he will be deprived of his sensitive posting in the new Commissionerate. As such, this condition has no meaning and relevance and will create heartburn and problems in the rotation of the officers, and should be done away with summarily.
7. There should not be any limitation on the period of stay in stations where Commissioner's/ Chief Commissioner's offices, Law, Vigilance, Statistical Section, Adjudication, Tribunal and Computer Cell is situated unless the Officers represent for a shift / transfer. This will give more and all-round exposure to the officers thereby improving the efficiency of the system.
8. F. In the cities where there are multiple Commissionerates there should not be any fixed station tenure, minimum tenure as suggested by draft transfer policy is two ( 2) years is welcome but, there should not be any maximum tenure for a particular station where there are multiple Commissionerates.
9. G. Except in those cases mentioned in F, the period of stay in a Commissionerate should not be fixed, and minimum tenure should continue as two years, if the affected officer does not represent for an earlier shift.
10. There should not be any Commissionerate tenure and mandatory ICT except where there are multiple Commissionerates in one station. Otherwise it should continue to be four years as given in previous Circular F.No.A-35017/28/92-AD-III-B dated 30.06.1994. At any given time officer may opt for out of station transfer after a period of one year on valid grounds. Audit posting as per the guidelines of the Audit Manual should be of three (3) years.
11. There should not be any station tenure for any officer whose children/spouse/parent are physically/ mentally challenged/ retarded or patient of Cancer/ hemophilia/ thaleshemeia/ neurological or any blood related diseases or any other non curable chronic diseases. The scope of O.M. no. AB 14017/41/90-Estt. (RR), New Delhi dated 15th February 1991 issued by D.O.P&T should be extended to the above mentioned cases.
12. Officers should be frequently rotated after every four years from Central Excise to Service Tax (if it is in the same station) but for transfer to Customs from Central excise there should be a well-established practice of calling for options and selection should be made from fresh and never served officers first, and postings should be decided accordingly then depending upon the length of tenure in non sensitive formations the other officers should get their chance as per seniority.
13. Para Q- While lauding this avowed objective, it can be surmised from this DTP Policy that the Board wittingly or unwittingly is trying to empower the local Chief Commissioners to formulate a local Zonal Transfer Policy without following the tenets of fairplay and transparency since in para Q (ii) of the DTP it is mentioned that the Chief Commissioners have the discretion to deviate from the transfer guidelines, subject to recording the reasons for deviation in file. This empowerment will entitle the CCs to formulate their own transfer policy discriminately for exercising discretionary powers under colourable perceptions and without taking into account the local and regional factors. Once these guidelines are issued, the CCs should frame the local Transfer Policies which should be in consonance and consistent with these guidelines and no discretion to deviate from these guidelines should be bestowed on CCs.
It should be ensured that any deviation from the formulated and published transfer policy shall be made only after discussions with the concerned staff association. We would like to mention here that the Hyderabad Bench of CAT, in its order OA No.587,588,726 &755 of 2007 dated 20.11.07 has held, inter-alia, that the delegation of the power to the Chief Commissioner for formulation of transfer posting policy is subject to the condition that there is due consultation with the Association concerned.

Yours faithfully
(Kousik Roy)
Secretary General

* Copy forwarded to Sri Jayant Mishra, Additional Director General,HRD (HRM wing), Customs & Central Excise,507/8 Deep Sikha Building, Rajendra Place, New Delhi for perusal and necessary action.


(Kousik Roy)
Secretary General

Friday, July 22, 2011

Now, driving licences to be issued in Union of India’s name

 
NEW DELHI: Next time around, the country faces a Mumbai serial-blast like incident, and a vehicle, suspected to be used as a conduit to trigger the explosion, the details of the automobile will only be a click of a mouse away, thanks to the highway ministry and National Informatics Centre's (NIC) centralized database of vehicle registration and the driving licences that was launched on Wednesday.


Also, in a break from the past, under the new system, driving licences will be issued in the name of Union of India that will weed out duplicity of driving licences. Officials said a gazette notification will be issued within a month to make it mandatory that all new licences would be issued as Indian Union Driving Licence.


However, this would not mean the Centre would step into states' shoes. "It aims to prevent anyone from getting multiple licences from different states. Once we have the centralized database, which every RTO can access, anyone trying to evade the law would be caught," said an official.


He added that those who already have multiple driving licences would also be detected soon, and if they fail to take corrective steps, they would face the music.


Ministry officials said the national transport portal will work as a gateway for multiple purposes for individuals and also for states and security agencies. "People can apply DL, RC and for hypothecation online; and by the year-end this initiative will facilitate online payment of various taxes, fees and transport charges," said Mahesh Chandra, deputy director of NIC.


He added that once the robust system is in place the vehicles' owners can also get SMS alerts of their payments due for insurance and renewal of insurance. "Now, we have a module of getting details of the vehicles' registration and driving licences. We are trying to get a four-digit number for this purpose," Chandra added.


At the launch of the portal and the national registry, highways minister C P Joshi said efforts should be made to make the users aware of these facilities since a large section engaged in the transport sector are semi-literate. He also urged for abolition of middlemen in transport authorities.

Source: Times of India

Exemption for ITR-FAQ released by Income Tax Deparment

Notification No. 36/2011 F. NO. 142/09/2011 (TPL), Dated 23-6-2011 issued by Income tax department exempts Tax payers in the salaried class from filing Income tax return if the tax payer's salary income and interest received from bank not exceeding Rs.10,000/- both put together did not exceed Rs.5,00,000 during the financial year 2010-11 (Assessment year 2011-12).

FAQ ITRExemptionFiling 07182011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hon'ble M.P. Sri. Rama Chandra kuntia's letter on Notional fixation from 1996

The Hon'ble M.P.Sri.Rama Chandra Kuntia has raised the issue of notional fixation of Inspectors from 1.1.96 in Rajya Sabha on 24th March 2011.


Sir, I would like to mention one thing here about the system of Customs. In the Department of Customs and Excise, the inspectors are very important. They are collecting the money. As I am informed, the Customs inspectors were getting their salaries and allowances on par with the CBI inspectors and other inspectors. Their salaries and allowances were reduced in the Fourth and the Fifth Pay Commissions. Now, in the Sixth Pay Commission, considering their plight, the Government has been very kind enough to bring them on parity; but, they have to get their notional promotions from 1996. They are very much in an aggrieved situation. They are very unhappy. The hon. Finance Minister should consider their case for giving them the notional promotion as it has been given to all other 16 services in this country.

 Now his letter dated 7.4.2011 on the same subject is forwarded by Hon'ble F.M. 



Friday, July 15, 2011

PEDDA KARMA OF LATE SRI.NAGESHWAR RAO SUPDT. OF C.EX. KADAPA

late M.Nageshwara Rao
IT IS TO INTIMATE TO ALL FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OF LATE MORTHA NAGESHWAR RAO (EX-SERGEANT OF IAF) THAT 'PEDDA KHARMA' WILL BE PERFORMED ON 18TH JULY 2011 AT 45, BN ENCLAVE, MIYAPUR, HYDERABAD.




Wednesday, July 13, 2011

UPDATE BY SEC. GEN. AICEIA

VISIT to New Delhi

 Both my self and President held a meeting with Chairman, CBEC on 11-7-2011. Member (P&V) and Joint Secretary (Admin) and other officials of CBEC were present. Officebearers of Customs Preventive Officers Federation also attended the meeting. The meeting lasted about one hour. We forcefully presented our case for  revision of ratio, implementation of base cadre seniority, removal of acute intra-cadre/inter-cadre stagnation etc. with Chairman, who gave us a patient hearing and directed the concerned officials to speed-up the action in all these matters. We also discussed with the Chairman the DPC issue in Bubaneshwar, formulation of Transfer policy in Gujarath and Mumbai and Chairman directed the concerned officials to take necessary action in these matters. Customs Federation also insisted on implementation of revision of ratio  before implementation of CR. Minutes of our meeting with Chairman will be issued by the Board and as soon as the minutes are issued, the same will be published in our Blog. Letters have also been submitted to the Chariman on these issues and the same will be published soon.

Today we met ADG(HRM)  and discussed about implementation of base cadre seniority and removal of stagnation in our cadre in various circles and to bring parity in promotional prospects all over the country. We have also met Superintendent Association in Delhi today and discussed all the issues CR, in-situe scheme etc. Confederation Meeting is going to be held in New Delhi on 22-7-2011. Vice-President and Joint Secretary, North will be attending the meeting. Certain decisions with regard to New Pension Scheme are likely to be taken in the Confederation Meeting.

CBEC is formulating a revised transfer policy for Group-B (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted) and has circulated the draft transfer policy. Draft transfer policy is published below. We will be staying in Delhi upto 15th inst. We request all of you  to go through the Draft Transfer Policy and to send your views and suggestions to my mail or in the  comments column of this post before 14th so that a consolidated report of our suggestions and comments can be submitted to the Board/ADG-HRM on this issue.

Draft Transfer Policy for Gr.B Officers of CBEC

Friday, July 8, 2011

SUPERINTENDENT MORTHA NAGESHWARA RAO EX-SERVICEMAN IS NO MORE

SRI.MORTHA NAGESHWARA RAO SUPDT. OF CENTRAL EXCISE, (EX-SERGEANT OF INDIAN AIR FORCE) KADAPA HAS MET WITH AN ACCIDENT AND DIED ON THE SPOT. TODAY AT ABOUT 06.30 HRS. WHILE HE WAS CROSSING THE ROAD AT MIYAPUR X ROAD  JUST AFTER GETTING DOWN KADAPA-HYDERABAD  BUS, A CONTAINER LORRY  HIT HIM KILLING HIM ON THE SPOT. PRESENTLY HIS BODY IS KEPT IN THE MORTUARY OF GANDHI HOSPITAL.

SRI. MORTHA NAGESWARA RAO IS SURVIVED WITH WIFE SMT. M.LAXMI, M.MANASA DEVI MARRIED DAUGHTER AN ENGINEERING GRADUATE AND A SON M.SANTOSH ALSO AN ENGINEERING GRADUATE.

A CONDOLENCE MEETING WAS HELD AT TIRUPATI HEAD QUARTERS TODAY AT 12.30 P.M.. THE COMMISSIONER SMT. JANAKI ARUNKUMAR, OTHER OFFICERS AND STAFF MEMBERS OF TIRUPATI COMMISSIONERRATE EXPRESSED THEIR CONDOLENCE TO THE WIFE OF LATE SHRI.M.NAGESHWARA RAO AND HIS FAMILY MEMBERS.

MAY ALMIGHTY GIVE THEM THE NECESSARY STRENGTH OF MIND TO BEAR THE LOSS AND THE SOLE OF SHRI. M.NAGESHWARA RAO MAY REST IN PEACE.

CREMATION WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW IE. ON 9.7.2011 AT HIS RESIDENCE 45,B.K.ENCLAVE, NEAR APSRTC BUS BODY BUILDING UNIT, MIYAPUR X ROAD, HYDERABAD.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011