ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE CC VIZAG MAY GET RELIEVED ON 29.1.2013. SRI. BB PRASAD IS LIKELY TO TAKE ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF VIZAG.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
It is learnt that Orders posting Shri P.K.Jain, Chief Commissioner, Vizag Zone to CESTAT,Mumbai have been received. It is also learnt that he has requested for his relief and awaiting for permission for the same.
2. Meeting by Administration with all the Superintendents Associations in A.P. for framing of new IZT Policy:
It is learnt that no date has been fixed for conducting this meeting. It is expected that this meeting is likely to be conducted by CC-Hyderabad in the second/third week of February,2013
3. Further promotions to Superintendent Cadre:
Promotions for all vacancies arising upto December,2012 have already been given. There are around three retirements in January,13 and another three in February,2013 and one in March,2013 taking the total retirements during this quarter to seven. Two officers who have been promoted during last month have since requested for deferment of their promotion. In all around five vacancies are expected by the end of this month and it is learnt that promotions against these five vacancies are likely to be given from the existing panel in the first week of February,2013.
New Delhi, January 27, 2013
Tamil Nadu GO classifying pensioners into those who retired before and after June 1, 1988 struck down
In fixing pension, no differential treatment can be made among government employees who retired in different periods while taking into consideration their ‘dearness pay’, the Supreme Court has held.
In a ruling that will benefit thousands of employees, a Bench of Justices D.K. Jain (who has since taken over as Law Commission Chairman) and J.S. Khehar quashed an August 9, 1989 Tamil Nadu Government Order to the extent that it extended to employees who retired on or after June 1, 1988 a lower component of ‘dearness pay’ as against those who had retired prior to June 1, 1988, holding that the GO was violative of Articles 14 (equality before law) and 16 (equality in matters of public employment) of the Constitution.
The Bench said there was no valid justification for the government “to have classified pensioners similarly situated as the appellants — the Kallakurichi Taluk Retired Official Association, etc [who retired after 1.6.1988] — from those who had retired prior thereto.”
Writing the judgment, Justice Khehar said inflation would have the same effect on all pensioners, whether they retired prior to or after June 1, 1988.
“The purpose of adding the component of ‘dearness pay’ to wages for calculating pension is to offset the effect of inflation…Therefore, the classification in the impugned GO placing employees who retired after 1.6.1988 at a disadvantage, vis-à-vis the employees who retired prior thereto, by allowing them a lower component of ‘dearness pay’, is clearly arbitrary and discriminatory.”
The Bench said: “In a situation where the State government had chosen that a particular component of ‘dearness allowance’ would be treated as ‘dearness pay’, it could not discriminate between one set of pensioners and another, while calculating the pension payable to them.”
In the instant appeals, a single judge of the Madras High Court granted relief to the pensioners but a Division Bench reversed the order. The present batch of appeals was directed against that judgment.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
AN UPDATE FROM SUPDTS ASSN MUMBAI
Very very bad news for our cadres. 1st Board is going to regularise the adhoc promotions in old ratio (6.1.2). As UPSC has refused to conduct any fresh DPC and advised the Board to make regularisation of pending adhoc promotions first ,Board is going to make the regularisation stating that subject to out come of the judgement on Contempt petition pending in Apex Court.2nd. The Secretary DOPT has categorically stated that unless Expenditure is cleared the revised proposal on CR of CBEC, the CR proposals of CBEC will not be placed before the Carder Review Committee. For clearance from Expenditure,the CR file of CBEC was placed by Secretary Revenue to FM. FM is not in a mood for enhancement of staff strength. FM has stated since lot of expenditures have been incurred for Automation and Computerisation, then what is the justification for increase of staffs?. Board is unable to justify the same.Without strong agitation, nothing will be emerged in the present circumstances.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
|Sri. Pushp Kumar jain, Chief Commissioner|
FinMin finally issues appointment orders of CESTAT Members-PK Jain posted in Mumbai Bench-Manmohan Singh in Delhi Bench-HK Thakur in Ahmedabad & IP Lal in Kolkata Bench-CESTAT Member BSV Murthy transferred from Ahmedabad to Bangalore
Monday, January 21, 2013
|SRI..B.B. PRASAD CHIEF COMMISSIONER|
SRI.B.B.PRASAD TAKEN OVER CHARGE OF CHIEF COMMISSIONER HYDERABAD ZONE TODAY. AICEGEO TIRUPATI REPRESENTED BY SRI.B.P.K.REDDY, GENERAL SECRETARY AND SRI.P.VIGNESHWAR RAJU, VICE PRESIDENT ON CAMP AT HYDERABAD HAVE CALLED ON THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER AND GREETED HIM ON HIS TAKING OVER OF HIS NEW APPOINTMENT. DURING THE BRIEF PERIOD THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER WAS VERY KIND ENOUGH TO LISTEN TO THE ISSUES RAISED BY THE TEAM WITH REGARD TO TRANSFER POLICY AND ASSURED TO CALL THE REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL ASSOCIATIONS BEFORE REVIEWING THE IZT POLICY. THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER ALSO HOPPED THE SIMILAR CO-OPERATION OF THE ASSOCIATION AND THE TEAM ASSURED HIM OF THE SAME.
Office Bearers of the constituents of the Joint Action Committee of Associations of Officers and Staff in the CBEC were invited to a meeting by the Member (P&V) in New Delhi on 10.01.2013. AICEIA was represented in the same by the President and SG. The DGHRD, CBEC was also present in the meeting. Discussions were centered around the JAC Charter of Demands . Explanatory notes on the same had already been communicated to the Board. The JAC representatives articulated the aspirations of the respective cadres and put forth suggestions on how the same could be realistically met. The Official side is seized of the matter and has assured expeditious action in that direction.
CBEC has returned the CR proposal along with reply to all queries and justifications for functional requirements to the DoP&T , where more than a dozen such proposals from various Departments are reportedly stuck, in view of the uncertainty surrounding Austerity Measures announced by the MoF. Unless exceptions to those are made by the GoI, all CR proposals including ours remain stalled. Meanwhile, it is learnt that on 11.1.13 the Board has made a presentation on the CR proposals to the Finance Minister.
During the last week the AICEIA has made detailed submissions, in writing, and in person, to the Member(P&V), the DGHRD and the ADG(HRM) on its demand to upgrade as Superintendents all Inspectors of Central Excise who have completed the Residency period of 8 years of service . We are hopeful that the same will be considered soon. In fact indications are that a scheme for granting in-situ promotion to Inspectors on length of service basis (as different from availability of vacancies condition) is under active consideration. We are in the process of communicating to the Board that any such scheme should also address present regional disparities, subsequent fixation of seniority in the Gr B Gazetted cadre, alleviate stagnation for good, and other such considerations.
The Member(P&V) and DGHRD have also been fully apprised of the problems being faced by Inspectors seeking transfer to a different Cadre Control Zone, on account of stringent conditions imposed by the Board and appropriate relaxations have been sought again by the Assn. It was informed that the Board had considered the same in light of our earlier submissions, but not accepted it especially in view of issues involving allotment of candidates to different Zones being made by SSC, who have very serious reservations on dispensing with the condition precedent of completion of probation to consider any such application for transfer. However, on our repeated requests, the Member(P&V) relented and agreed to reconsider the entire issue. We have accordingly resubmitted our representation.
Further, the issues of divergent practices being followed in working hours of different Air Cargo Complexes (point concerning ACC Bangalore particularly raised by the Karnataka Circle of the AICEIA ), problems faced by Inspectors assigned duties to exercise physical control over cigarette factories etc. (points raised by Chandigarh and Indore units of AICEIA) too were highlighted in the meeting.
Hearing in the case seeking notional fixation of pay of Inspectors wef 1.1.1996 in Mumbai CAT was fixed for last month, but it was adjourned in view of the appeal in High Court of Bombay in the case on same issue on which litigation was successfully initiated by IT Assn. coming up for hearing on 23.01.2013. The next hearing for our case in CAT is scheduled for 7th Feb’13.
Ajit Kumar K G
Sunday, January 13, 2013
1. There was a much awaited meeting/presentation (postponed by FM on
10.12.12) with FM yesterday on 11.01.13 by the Revenue Secretary &
our Board. FM has placed some queries which are to be replied to him
soon. It is, however, being learnt that austerity measures would not
affect our CR. Details are awaited.
2. The file to implement the new
ratio formula from 97 was moved around 3 weeks ago with positive note
from HRD but the same was not agreed by higher ups at that time as per
the information gathered. The matter is being pursued vigorously and
once again has been initiated. I have procured some relevant papers in
this relation to be submitted to the concerned authorities. Let's see
3. Minutes of the meeting
with the Officers’/Staff Associations under CBEC held on 21-12-2012 by
DG,HRD are attached herewith with the request to send due suggestions as
4. The units/office bearers are again requested to send the feedback for 'non-offset of MACP upgradation with time scale' case.
5. The Chennai Unit is once again requested to kindly convey the status
of the contempt petitions to be filed by the advocate in r/o MACPS.
6. I also went through a few deviating mails in r/o the agitional
programme/charter of demands. I'll only requst all the units and
officers that it is not the time to counter the issues but we should be
all united to follow the programme as per the notice served under the
worthy guidance of our President. It is the result of the notice only
that action has been initiated as per the points 1 & 2 above. So,
kindly concentrate to make the programme a 'grand sucess'. We'll have to
think that the things are not so easy for us. We have to make
continuous, long and effective efforts to achieve the things which are
not possible without making the required presuure on the concerned
authorities with "all united efforts". If we are unable to give an all
united message to them, it'll serve no prpose.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Ministry of Railways has made some relaxation in the condition of production of original Proof of Identity during train travel and particularly for the passengers belonging to the lower economic classes.
Under this relaxation, attested photocopy of Ration Card with photograph and Nationalised Bank Passbook with photographs shall also be accepted as a prescribed proof of identity only in case of reserved tickets booked through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in Sleeper (SL) and Second Reserved Sitting (2S) classes. The photocopy of the Ration Card with photograph and Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph should be attested by a Gazetted Officer or the Chief Reservation Supervisor or Station Manager/Station Master. This relaxation applies only to Ration Card and Nationalized Bank Pass Book and not in case of other types of proofs of identity cards for which only original proof will be required during journey.
The above provision is not applicable for all classes of e-tickets and Tatkal tickets and tickets issued through PRS counter for travelling in Air-conditioned classes and First Class. Travelling with these categories of tickets shall continue to be governed by existing instructions.
This provision shall be made effective from 15.1.2013.
Board vide Office Order dt. 10-1-2013 has promoted two Commissioners as Chief Commissioners and effected certain changes in Chief Commissioner cadre.Shri S.B.Singh, CC, Hyderabad Zone has been transferred to Jaipur- Central Excise.
Shri B.B.Prasad has been posted as Chief Commissioner, Hyderabad Zone.
We take this opportunity to place on record the committed and humane service rendered by Shri S.B.Singh during his stint as Chief Commissioner during the last one and half years in Hyderabad Zone.
We welcome Shri B.B.Prasad, who has earlier worked in Hyderabad as Dy. Commissioner and Commissioner, Hyderabad-III Comm'te and as ADG-Nacen, Hyderabad. We do hope that the kind of experience, positive outlook and humanistic attitude that Shri B.B.Prasad has got will definitely help the cadre of Hyderabad Zone.
We also hope that Shri B.B.Prasad being the CCA for the Hyderabad and Vizag Zone will definitely be helpful and considerate to the problems of all the cadres of Hyderabad and Vizag Zone.
-By B.P.K Reddy General Secretary AIACEGEO, Tirupati Branch.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
1. Three Officers have been promoted on regular basis as detailed below:
(a) S.Badrinath (Sealed cover)
(b) U.V.Seetharama Raju, Promotion given this time on refusal last time
(c) P.Gopalakrishna Kumar -do-
2. Two Superintendents i.e. N.Srinivas Prabhu and G.Venkateshwar Prasad who are promoted on adhoc basis earlier have now been promoted on regular basis.
3. One Inspector i.e. G.Samraj Kumar has been promoted on ad-hoc basis.
It is learnt that there are no further vacancies for promotion in Superintendent Cadre in Hyderabad CCA as on date.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
WE KNOW IT VERY WELL that 90% of members of AIACEGEO are very old and in verge
of retirement hence they may not be interested to participate whole heartedly in
any type of agitation. This is the ground reality , which we have to accept.
We tried to join in JAC but due to some differences in opinion , we have decided not join in JAC.
As you know any Association can not get the bargaining power unless giving threaten
for agitation. Exclusively for that matters , we have decided to conduct
mild agitations. Mass resignation , boycott Excise Day, Lunch Hours
Demonstrations etc. are considered as mild agitation. In boycotting excise
day no Govt. work is hampered. If after submitting notice for mild agitation
if Govt called for negotiation ,it is always acceptable to gain bargaining power
in course of discussion. Because Govt. generally do not care for such
mild agitation. Considering this aspect only AIACEGEO had deferred
agitation twice. Gone are the days ,by threat of agitation something
can be achieved from GOI....Better negotiations,convincing
reasoning's with conviction on the demands etc is the only option open.
Considering all such issues last year the
call for boycott Excise Day was deferred and Association went
for discussion.Recently we are having an weapon in our hands i.e letter issued by
ADG/HRD duly taking approval of Member(P&V), in which she has requested
us to deffer the agitation only but she has not stated that conducting of
agitation is violation of conduct Rules and it is opened for us to
revive the agitation if the demands as discussed in the meeting are not
considered in time bound manner. This time agitation is a revival one .
Hence it is required for continuance of Charter of demands . Therefore in our
last AC meeting it was decided for not to change the points raACEGEOised in
charter of demands as already submitted and discussed with Member(P&V) on
02.11.2012. At present since it is decided to observe
protest week during 24.02.13 to 01.03.13, (considering the situation
of presentation of Union Budget, drive to achieve target etc.) during this
protest week , we can not join in any type of of celebration
for this matter only it has been decided to boycott the Excise Day.
Friends considering all these please come forward to work whole heartedly
to make the agitation a grand success.
Thanks & Regards.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
|WP 39218 / 2012||WPSR 210177 / 2012||CASE IS:PENDING|