. FLASH !!! HYD CCA SUPDTS'/INSPECTORS' GST 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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rousing farewell on superannuation of Sri.P.Suresh Kumar, Addl Commissioner, Central Excise, Tirupati on 29.02.2012.




A touching farewell was organized by the staff and officers of Central Excise Commissionerate, Tirupati, to bid felicitate Sri.P.Suresh Kumar, IRS, Additional Commissioner, on his superannuation.

Smt & Sri. P.Suresh Kumar were brought-in amidst chanting of “Vedamantras” by pandits and showering of petals.

The farewell speeches of all the speakers was heart rending and touching as everyone felt that they were losing the guidance of an able and learned officer with compassion and sympathy.

The farewell function was followed by sumptuous lunch.

All the officers & staff sincerely wished good health and happiness on his superannuation.

Smt.Janaki Arun Kumar, Commissioner has conveyed her greetings and best wishes to the officer on the occasion.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy retired life of the couple









"CONGRATS!!!"
Sri. Gopinath M.K.


The person who has led the historical agitation in Central Excise Department in 1984 has been finally given the legitimate and inevitable promotion by Central Government on interference of the Honourable Central Administrative Tribunal, Kochi. Shri M. K. Gopinath, when he was working as Inspector of Central Excise in Cochin in 1984 led a historic and hilarious agitation under the banner of Joint Action Council of Kerala Central Excise Officers’ Association against the atrocities of the then administration of the Central Excise Department which culminated in a bilateral agreement and is regarded as a significant achievement of the Central Excise Staff organisation. Being the convener of the Joint Council Sri M. K. Gopinath was awarded an adverse entry in his confidential reports by an Officer not authorised to record such an entry which has denied his due promotions at various levels namely Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner and Additional Commissioner in time. These promotions were delayed on account of the personal vendetta against this Officer by the department for his sincere organisational activities. Though he has approached the department and also the President of India against this action he was not given any relief by the government during that period. Subsequently he approached the Honourable Central Administrative Tribunal, Kochi and the Tribunal finally ordered the government to grant all the promotions due to him in time. He has been finally promoted to the post of Additional Commissioner w.e.f January 2010 by the Honourable Finance Minister today with all consequential benefits.

He has held various capacities in the Inspector and Superintendent Federations as General Secretary and President and Senior Vice President of the All India Superintendent’s Federation. It is worth mentioning that he is the son of Late Vaikom Kumara Panicker, who was a leading freedom fighter and 10th President of the State Congress and recipient of Tamra Pathra from Government of India.

(Shri M. K. Gopinathan, Addl Commissioner can be contacted over Mobile No:9495635175)

Source: Cengokerala

Update on certain issues pertaining to Hyderabad CCA/Zone -GS AICEIA

I. Panel for the year 2012-13 for promotion from Inspector cadre to Supdt Cadre:

Previous panel has been drawn upto February,2012. Promotions have been effected for the vacancies arisen upto January,2012. Fresh Promotions for the retirement vacancies arising in February,2012 will not be issued as there are around three Officers who have rejected their promotions during February,2011 and they will be covered against these vacancies in February,2012. DPC is likely to be conducted in the second week of March,2012. Vigilance clearance has been sought in respect of all Inspectors i.e. DR Inspectors of 1995 year Batch in the ratio of 1:3 for drawing a panel of around 75 Officers from March,2012 to February,2013.

2. Alert List for Mofussil transfers in Hyderabad Zone:

Alert list of the Inspectors due for transfer to Mosussil areas in Hyderabad Zone is almost ready. As suggested by us, alert list is being prepared comprehensively by including all the officers including Lady Inspectors and those officers who have been exempted from Mofussil transfers during the past few years. It is likely to be issued by next week.



3. Allotment of fresh Direct Recruit Inspectors of 2011 Batch:

89 number of DR Inspectors are readily available for allotment after antecedent and other such verifications/clearances. Promotee Inspectors alloted to Vizag Zone on promotion and who have not completed their prescribed tenure are not likely to be repatriated back to Hyderabad as the Chief Commissioner of Hyderabad has not agreed for such repatriations and directed that all transfers/repatriations should be done as per the existing IZT policy. As such, the present fresh batch of DR Inspectors will be shared between the two Zones depending upon the existing vacancy ratio as on date between the two zones in terms of the IZT transfer policy.

Source: Hydexcust

Saturday, February 25, 2012

IT NOTIFICATION ON EXEMPTION FROM FILING RETURN

SECTION 139 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 - RETURN OF INCOME - EXEMPTION TO SPECIFIED PERSONS FROM REQUIREMENT OF FURNISHING A RETURN OF INCOME UNDER SECTION 139(1) FOR ASSESSMENT YEAR 2012-13
NOTIFICATION NO. 9/2012 [F. NO.225/283/2011-ITA(II)], DATED 17-2-2012
S.O........... (E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (IC) of section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby exempts the following class of persons, subject to the conditions specified hereinafter, from the requirement of furnishing a return of income under sub-section

(1) of section 139 for the assessment year 2012-13, namely:-
1. Class of persons. -An individual whose total income for the relevant assessment year does not exceed five lakh rupees and consists of only income chargeable to income-tax under the following head,-
(A) "Salaries";
(B) "Income from other sources", by way of interest from a saving account in a bank, not exceeding ten thousand rupees.
2. Conditions,- The individual referred to in para 1,-
(i) has reported to his employer his Permanent Account Number (PAN);
(ii) has reported to his employer, the incomes mentioned in sub-para (B) of para 1 and the employer has deducted the tax thereon;
(iii) has received a certificate of tax deduction in Form 16 from his employer which mentions the PAN, details of income and the tax deducted at source and deposited to the credit of the Central Government;
(iv) has discharged his total tax liability for the assessment year through tax deduction at source and its deposit by the employer to the Central Government;
(v) has no claim of refund of taxes due to him for the income of the assessment year, and
(vi) has received salary from only one employer for the assessment year.
3. The exemption from the requirement of furnishing a return of income tax shall not be available where a notice under section 142(1) or section 148 or section 153A or section 153C of the Income-tax Act has been issued for filing a return of income for the relevant assessment year.
4. This notification shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

The Order for granting one Increment is Expected by First week of March 2012

Sources close to the DOP&T informed that the issue of granting one increment to the government servants, whose increment date falls between February 2006 and June 2006, has been forwarded to Finance Ministry for its approval. According to the sources, the Finance Ministry gave its approval to this proposal as agreed by the Government in the National Anomaly Committee.

The Federations representing National Anomaly Committee approached the Government to issue the order very soon, since the decision of granting one increment to the govt servants was taken in the National Anomaly Committee on 5th January 2012. It is believed that the federations were informed that due to the ongoing Elections for state assemblies in some states, issuing order is delayed. As per the Election Schedule the elections for state assemblies for 5 States are commenced on 28-1-2012, and the 6th phase of U.P and Goa State assembly elections will be completed by 03-03-2012. So, keeping in view of the above, we can expect that the order for Granting one increment to the Central Government Employees may be issued in the first week of March 2012.

According to the decision which is agreed by government in National Anomaly Committee, the govt servants will be granted one increment in the pre revised 5 CPC scale on 01-01-2006, and then it will be multiplied by 1.86 and the pay in the Pay Band in the 6 CPC will be fixed accordingly.
Source: gservants

Friday, February 24, 2012

CLARIFICATION BY SECRETARY GENERAL AICEIA

OUR PROGRAMME IS ON
WE HAVE RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF SUPERINTENDENTS' ASSOCIATION, WHEREIN HE HAS FORWARDED AN INTIMATION FROM THE OSD TO MEM(P&V) WITH THE ASSURACE TO MEET THE ASSOCIATION IN THE 2ND WEEK OF MARCH AND THIS HAD CONSIDERED AS ASSURANCE AND THE SO CALLED ASSOCIATION HAD CALLED OFF THEIR PROGRAMME,
WE THE INSPECTORS' ASSOCIATION ONLY HAD NOT FORMULATED THIS AGITATION PROGRAMME; IT IS A DECISION OF JAC IN CBEC, WHICH CONSTITUTES 80% OF THE DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES. AND TILL DATE THESE EMPLOYESS HAD RECEIVED THIS TYPE OF NUMEROUS ASSURANCES FROM BOARD BUT NOT FROM THE MINISTRY. OUR AGITATION IS CHIEFLY AGAINST THE MINISTRY AND THE GOVT. AND NOT MERELY AGAINST OUR BOARD ONLY. HENCE, UNLESS GOVT. AGREES TO HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH THE CONSTITUENT ORGANISATIONS TOGETHER IN THIS REGARD WE MAY HAVE TO ADOPT MORE VIGOROUS ACTION PROGRAMEE IN FUTURE.

"Excise day (24.02.12) boycott Programme Deferred for the Time Being"

 AGITATION  DEFERRED BY SUPDT'S ASSOCIATION

Today (23-02-2012) we were called by the Board. Meeting was held with OSD to Member (P&V), JS (Admn) as well as the Member (P&V). The written assurance given by them is attached herewith. Satyagrah including Excise day (24.02.12) boycott programme is, therefore, being deferred for the time being.

With regards
Shri. Ravi Malik
 

Secretary General





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Thursday, February 23, 2012

PUNE ZONE CANCELS C.EX. DAY CELEBRATIONS DUE TO AGITATION

THE PUNE ZONE HAS CANCELED/RESCHEDULED ALL CELEBRATIONS DUE TO AGITATION NOTICE GIVEN BY STAFF ASSOCIATIONS.


GST will bring about a Paradigm Shift in the Arena of Indirect Taxation in the Country; asks CBEC to make extra efforts to meet the Targets Of Indirect Tax Collections for the Current Fiscal : FM


 The Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee said that with the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST), we are now perhaps at the door-step of the most significant reform in the history of indirect taxes in the country. He said that GST is expected to be a more efficient system of taxation and is likely to give a boost to the tax revenues of the Centre and the States. The Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee said that GST will also remove barriers amongst States and convert the entire country into a common market. Once implemented, GST will bring about a paradigm shift in the arena of indirect taxation in the country, the Finance Minister added. Shri Mukherjee was speaking at the Investiture Ceremony organized here today to confer Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificates notified for the year 2011, to 35 officers and staff of the Customs and Central Excise Department. One of the officers was awarded the certificate for exceptionally meritorious service at the risk of his life.

The Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee said that the Customs and Excise Department has shown an ability to adapt quickly and successfully to the challenges of the rapidly changing economic environment in the country. Shri Mukherjee said that the introduction of mandatory e-filing of Central Excise and Service tax returns would not only make the process convenient for the assesses and reduce the transaction costs, but would also throw up useful information for analysis and for policy formulation.

The Finance Minister said that Central Excise is a significant contributor to the indirect tax revenues of the Union Government. He said that the Central Excise revenue has more than doubled over the last ten years from Rs. 68,282 crore in 2000-01 to Rs. 1,37,427 crore in 2010-11 which is 40 per cent of the total revenue from Indirect Taxes. Shri Mukherjee said that the in the current financial year, the collections from Central Excise up to January, 2012 stand at Rs. 1,17,730 crore, out of total indirect tax collections of Rs. 3,17, 233 crore. He said that there has been exponential growth in the service tax revenues over the years. As compared to a revenue of just Rs. 2612 crore in 2000-01, the service tax collections in 2010-11 stood at Rs. 70,391 crore, which is about 20 per cent of total indirect tax collections, the Finance Minister said. The Finance Minister Shri Mukherjee said that the indirect tax collection figures up to January 2012 indicate that there have been some gains over the last year. However, the Finance Minister said that still further efforts are required to ensure to meet the target of indirect tax collections for the current fiscal.

Appreciating the performance of the Central Customs and Excise Department in adapting quickly and successfully to the changing economic environment, he stated that the department has come a long way from the control based system to a record based system. Towards this end, he welcomed the IT initiatives of the Department including the steps to introduce mandatory e-filing of Central Excise and Service tax returns. The Finance Minister hoped that the customs department would continue to play a vital role in combating the menace of fake Indian currency, counterfeit products, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, smuggling of which has become a major economic threat. He said that he was happy to see that the department has been proactive in co-operating with other countries for the prevention and detection of customs offences.

Congratulating the recipients of the Presidential Award, the Finance Secretary Shri R.S.Gujral said that their achievements would be a source of inspiration to the other officers of the Service. On the revenue front, he mentioned that while Service tax revenues had been buoyant, there were challenges in so far as Central Excise & Customs revenue were concerned. However, he expressed the hope that the budgetary targets would be achieved by the Department. Quoting the report of the Global Financial Integrity that 70% of the illicit outflow of funds is through trade mispricing, he highlighted the role of the Department in combating various forms of organized economic crimes. He mentioned that there was a good momentum on the GST front, the implementation of which required the concurrence of the States. Speaking about the welfare measures of the staff, Shri Gujral mentioned that the Cadre review of the Department is expected to be through within a period of one month.

Chairman CBEC Shri S.K.Goel informed that the indirect tax collections of Rs. 3,17,233 crore till January 2012 in the current financial year, are 15% more as compared to the revenues of the corresponding period last year. He was optimistic that the Budget Estimates for the current financial year will be completely met. He mentioned that the Department has to constantly strike a balance between trade facilitation and enforcement measures. He highlighted the efforts of the Department to encourage voluntary compliance through automation, improved taxpayer service delivery and non-intrusive methods of cargo clearance.

The ceremony was widely attended by serving and retired officers of the Department as well as invitees from outside.

Source: Press Information Bureau

clarification on ict


CLICK HERE for the original letter lifting ban.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

UPDATE ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING IN CBEC

IT IS LEARNT THROUGH RELIABLE SOURCES THAT THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING FILE OF CBEC IS LIKELY TO BE CLEARED SOON BY DOPT AS THE SAME WAS RESUBMITTED IN LINE WITH THE PROPOSALS OF CBDT, AS PER THE SUGGESTIONS OF DOPT.. ONLY AFTER THE CBEC PROPOSALS ARE CLEARED BY DOPT, BOTH FILES OF CBDT AS WELL AS CBEC TOGETHER WILL BE TAKEN UP FOR CABINET APPROVAL. AFTER CABINET APPROVAL THE IMPLEMENTATION  IS LIKELY TO TAKE ABOUT 5 MONTHS.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Central excise officials stage candle march over demands for better pay, cadre reorganization

New Delhi,  Feb 15, 2012(ANI): Central Excise Superintendents recently observed a candle march at their headquarters here over demands for cadre revision and better pay.
According to Ravi Malik, Secretary General, All India Association of Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers, the demands include:
1.Immediate release of the cadre restructuring posts without any cut and parity with the other counterparts either in the cadre restructuring or independent of it to retire our officers in PB-4.
2.Grade pay of Rs. 5,400/- in PB3 w.e.f. the date of the grant of this grade pay/equivalent pay scale to the other analogous posts and implementation of para 7.15.24 of 6th CPC report.
3.At least a grade pay of Rs. 6,600-/ and 7,600/- under MACPS after 20 and 30 years of service respectively to the officers after joining as an Inspector, if not got 3 functional promotions and
4.Strong staff grievances redressal mechanism in the form of minuted meetings at regular intervals.
The customs excise officers said that they would next hold a satyagraha movement demanding promotions and pay at par with other counterparts, besides seeking a staff grievances redressal mechanism.
They said they had started their movement last year on the eve of Excise Day by bearing black badges.
They claimed that counterparts in other allied services of the government were already getting five to six promotions and had reached the level of Commissioner and Joint Secretary in Income Tax, Customs and CSS etc.
Central excise superintendents said they were made to retire after getting only one promotion in their service career of 35-40 years and also less pay and pension compared to their counterparts in the Intelligence Bureau, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.

New norms to nab retd corrupt babus

New Delhi,  Feb 15, 2012(PTI): The Centre has issued a new set of guidelines to seize properties or money of corrupt government officials even after their retirement.
The norms, made in consultation with the ministry of law and justice, says a competent authority in the department concerned can give sanction to the Centre for such attachment. The guidelines assume significance as most departments and investigating agencies like the CBI have in the past expressed difficulty in acting against corrupt public servants who have retired pending chargesheets or charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
“Departments had written to us seeking clarification while attaching properties of a corrupt officials. More difficulties were being faced in case of retired government officials. Hence, we decided to get the issue resolved,” a senior official of the department of personnel and training said.

Monday, February 13, 2012

More private hospitals to CG employees and pensioners at Hydrabad and Bangalore for treatment under CGHS

No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell / Part IX
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 Dated the 17th January, 2012.



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject: Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry’s Office Memoranda of even number dated the 8th December 2010 and the 19th January 2011 vide which continuous empanelment scheme has been initiated under CGHS, BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD for treating CGHS beneficiaries. The CGHS rates applicable have already been notified and are available on CGHS website. Three rates were notified, one for super-speciality hospitals, the second for hospitals that were accredited with the NABH and the third for hospitals not accredited with the NABH.

2. The undersigned is directed to enclose further list of hospitals and diagnostic centres under the categories mentioned in the application for continuous empanelment and tender document that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates notified under different CGHS Cities and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals and diagnostic centres are now taken as included in the list of approved hospitals for empanelment under CGHS, BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD.

3. It has now been decided that in the list of hospitals and diagnostic centres enclosed, and have now been approved under the fresh empanelment procedure and have now signed the fresh Memorandum of Agreement and submitted the appropriate performance guarantee will be eligible to treat CGHS beneficiaries and charge at the revised rates with effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. The empanelment shall be for a period of one year or till next empanelment, whichever is earlier.

4 Reference is invited to the list of hospitals in the annexure II of OM No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.ll/Hospital Cell / Part IX dated 1st November 2011 and to state that the hospitals which did not sign MOA and which are not notified as CGHS empanelled hospitals in Hyderabad and Pune stand removed from the list of approved hospitals empanelled under CGHS in Hyderabad and Pune without any further notice.

5. This Office Memorandum and the rates applicable under CGHS for hospitals and diagnostic centres can be downloaded from the website of CGHS, http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp


sd/-
[Jai Prakash]
Under Secretary to Government of India



LIST OF HOSPITALS/DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES EMPANELLED CATEGORY WISE:

BANGALORE

S.No. Name of the Hospital/Diagnostic Centre Empanelled for Whether NABH/NABL accredited Whether already empanelled and services empanelled for

EYE CARE CENTRE

1. Sankara Eye Hospital,
Varthur Road, Kundalahalli Gate,
Bangalore-560037 Eye Care Centre No No

2. LIST OF HOSPITAL/IDIAGNOSTIC CENTRES EMPANELLED CATEGORY WISE:



HYDERABAD

GENERAL PURPOSE

1. Global Hospital (A Unit of Ravindranath GE Medical Associates Pvt. Ltd.), 6-1-1070, Lakadi Ka pool, Hyderabad. Tel. No. 040-23244444 General Purpose Including Cardiology, Cardiovascular & Cardiothoracic and Joint Replacement No Yes for General and Specialised purpose (Cardiology and Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Renal Transplantation, Haemodialysis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Joint Replacement) and Diagnostic Services (Laboratory CT, USG/Colour Doppler and X-Ray).

SPECIALITY (SELECTIVE)

1. Pragna Childrens Hospitals,
# 6-3-347/22/B/1,
Dwarkapuri Near Sai Baba
Temple, Punjaguta,
Hyderabad – 500082. Tel.
No. 040-66827999 Paediatrics and Paediatrics Surgery No

Update on Cadre Review in CBEC

New Delhi, Feb 12, 2012:According to the reliable source the the cadre review proposal was sent to DOPT from CBEC after removal of objecton in favour of Group B Officers for promotion which is the most important aspect of the Superintendents/Inspectors under CBEC.




The Department of Personnel & Training likely to clear the proposal with some certain reductions in posts of APEX and HAG Scales.The proposal in respect of Gr.B and Gr.C most likely to be cleared by the Department of Personnel & Training without any changes.



After the above process, the cadre restructuring proposal is expected to go to the Group of Secretaries and then to the Cabinet for clearance by the end of this financial year. Once it is passed by the Cabinet, the additional posts created will be allocated charge-wise and notification will be issued.

Source: tkbsen.com



Saturday, February 11, 2012

AN UPDATE BY SG-AICEIA


To Sri S.K.Goel Chairman, Central Board Of Excise & Customs, Department Of Revenue, Ministry Of Finance, North Block, New Delhi.

Sir, Sub: Seeking Of An Appointment With Chairman – Reg


This Association Wishes To Have An Audience With The Chairman On A Date Between 9th And 10th Of February 2012 In Order To Discuss The Following Points.

1. Progress Of Cadre Restructuring.2. Minimum Fixation After Correction Of Grade Pay From Rs. 4200/- To Rs. 4600/- Should Be Implemented Forthwith.3. Clarifications On The Inter Commissionerate Transfer As Requested By The Association Should Be Issued Immediately.4. Implementation Of Judgment Dt.17.1.2012 Of The CAT Bombay Bench For Notional Fixation Of Revised Pay Scale From 01.01.1996.5. To Resolve The Ratio Issue For Promotion To The Grade Of Assistant Commissioner.6. Inspectors Of 2002 Batch Should Be Promoted In This Restructuring Across The Country.7. Base Cadre Seniority To Be Taken As The Criteria For The Promotions To Gr.A Posts In The CBEC.8. Regional Disparities In The Grade Of Inspector To Superintendent Promotion Should Be Wiped Off In The Ensuing Cadre Restructuring.9. Superintendent’s Grade Pay Should Start From 5400/- Grade Pay.10. All Vacancies In The Inspector Grade Should Be Filled Up Immediately.



Earlier This Association Tried To Have An Audience With You, But Your Kindself Could Not Have Found Time To Meet The Representatives Of Our Association; Hope We Shall Get An Opportunity To Discuss The Above Issues This Time. We Would Like To Further Intimate You That A Lunch Hour Demonstration Slated To Be Held Through Out The Country On 8th Of February On The Above Issues. JCA In CBEC Would Be Meeting On 9th Of February, 2012 And Further Course Of Action Would Be Intimated After The Meeting.

Thanking You,
Yours Faithfully
 KOUSIK ROY
 SECRETARY GENERAL



After this, on 8th February, 2012 at about Twelve 'o' clock I have received a phone call from O.S.D. It was requested through that call to stop the instant agitation programme slated to be held on 8th Feb. and Mem(P&V) shall meet the Association representatives on 10th February at 12.00 'o' clock.

We have discussed about all the points covered in our letter for appointment, In the meeting apartfrom Mem(P&V), J.S.(ADMN.), DG HRD & ADG HRM , Director AD-IIA, Deputy Secretary AD-IIIB were also present. From the Association Secretary General, Joint Secretary North( Sri Abhay Singh), Organising Secretary ( Jitedra Saini) attended the meeting


•For CR it was replied that the file has been sent back to DOP&T


•for removal of stagnation & regional disparity it was understood that Board is yet to arrive at a solution,


•Succumbing to our pressure Director AD-IIA forwarded the file on the subject matter of 'Juniors drawing more pay than their Seniors' to Mem(P&V) through J.S.(Admn); and member(P&V) assured the delegation that the notification would be issued by next week.


•On ICT it appeared that Board is quite rigid on this point that the relaxation of probationary period could not be granted to officers who has not completed it, JS(Admn) opined that relaxation if possible could be granted to all, Member assured us that the issue would once again be discussed in the full Board meeting.


•Board assured us to fill up all the vaccant posts and


•For 5400/- grade pay issue, base cadre seniority and retrospective effect of the revised ratio Board opined that these matters are sub-judice.


The resolution adopted in the meeting of JAC in CBEC at New Delhi on 09.02.2012 is appended below, this resolution was submitted to every formation inclusive of Cabinet Secretary and addressed to Finance Minister:





Friday, February 10, 2012

Joint Action Committee in CBEC met in New Delhi on 09.02.2012



      Joint Action Committee in Central Board of Excise & Customs consisting of Group ‘C’, Group’D’ organizations in Central Excise & Customs and All India Central Excise Inspectors Associations met in New Delhi on 9th February, 2012. Central Excise Superintendents’ Association was also invited for this meeting due to time constraint they could not attend it.
The meeting was presided over by .Mr. Gaikwad from Central Excise and Sri B.D.Survey from Customs. It was unanimously decided that Board and the different formations of Government of India has to  complete the Cadre restructuring process immediately taking in to account the submission made by the Joint Action Committee in CBEC on 25.01.2011; the meeting observed that the CBEC has not yet bothered to call Joint Action Committee after a lapse of one complete year.
Hence, it was unanimously decided that All the organizations shall BOYCOTT Central Excise day Celebration on 24th of February, 2012. The next course of action would be as follows:
1)   16th March 2012  mass walk out from 14.00 hours to 16.00 hours
2)   23rd March 2012 mass walk out from 14.00 hours to 18.00 hours
3)   30th March 2012 Sign and walk out

All the leaders shall gather at New Delhi on 4th of April, 2012 to take a stock of the situation and to formulate next course of action.

Source: aiceia

Railway Reservation can be made 4 months in advance

The Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the advance reservation period for booking reserved train tickets from existing 90 days to 120 days on experimental basis (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. March 10, 2012.
However, there will be no change in case of certain day-time express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express etc. where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force. There will also be no change in case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Minor hike tax in exemption limit on cards. Likely to be Rs 2 lakh

The government is likely to provide slight relief to individual income tax payers in the coming budget. The tax exemption limit is likely to be raised to Rs 2 lakh from the existing 1.8 lakh. The slabs for different tax brackets are also to be increased. There may not be different limit for the women.

The changes are in accordance with the proposed Direct Taxes Code (DTC). The DTC Bill, currently with a Parliament standing committee, proposes to tax annual income over Rs 2 lakh up to Rs 5 lakh at 10 per cent, more than Rs 5 lakh up to Rs 10 lakh at 20 per cent and income above Rs 10 lakh at 30 per cent a year. Currently, income over Rs 1.80 lakh up to Rs 5 lakh attracts 10 per cent income tax, over Rs 5 lakh up to Rs 8 lakh is taxed at 20 per cent and income above Rs 8 lakh is taxed at 30 per cent.

However the chances of lower tax rates are remote under the current fiscal situation.

The Union Budget this year will be delayed due to the elections in five states and will presented by the finance minister on March 16. The budget session, which normally commences in the third week of February, will start only on March 12

Amendment in Rule 5 of AIS (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958.

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION
New  Delhi, the 28th July, 2011
G.S.R. 585(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of
the All India Services Act. 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with  the Governments of the States concerned, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958. namely :—
1  (1) These rules may be caned the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Amendment Rules. 2011.
       (2) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.In the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, in rule 5,after sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:

         (`1A) (I) The Central Government may permit a member of service to withdraw his resignation in the public interest on the following conditions, namely :-

(a) that the resignation was tendered by the member of service for some compelling reasons which did not involve any reflection on his integrity, efficiency or conduct and the request for withdrawal of the resignation has been made as a result of a material change in the circumstances which originally compelled him/her to tender the resignation;
(b) that during the period intervening between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date from which the request for withdrawal was made, the conduct of the member concerned was in no way improper;
(e) that the period of absence from duty between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date on which the member is allowed to resume duty as a result of permission to withdraw the resignation is not more than ninety days
(d) that the post, which was vacated by the member of service on the acceptance of his/he resignation or any other comparable post, is available
(ii) Request for withdrawal of a resignation shall not be accepted by the Central Government where a member of service resigns his/her service or post with a view to taking up an appointment in or under a private commercial company or in or under a corporation or company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Government or in or under a body controlled or financed by the Government.

(iii) Request for withdrawal of resignation shall not be accepted by the Central Government where a member of the Service resigns from his/her service or post with a view to be associated with, any political parties or any organisation which takes part in politics, or to take part in, or subscribe in aid of, or assist in any other manner, any political movement or political activity or to canvass or otherwise interfere with, or use his/her influence in connection with, or take part in, an election to any legislature or local authority.
(iv) When an order is passed by the Central Government allowing a member to withdraw his/her resignation and to resume duty, the order shall be deemed to include the condonation of interruption in service but the period of interruption shall not count as qualifying service

[F No. 24012/10/2010-AIS (II)]
DEEPTI UMASHANKAR, Director (Services)