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.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Dear friends,
1. As we all know that DG, HRD of CBEC vide F.NO. 8/B/154/HRD(HRM)/2013 Dt. 03.09.13 asked all CC’s to send the draft notifications for the reorganised set up alogwith jurisdictional map, projection of the requirement of office space & related infrastructure and updating of APAR’s/ACR’s of the officers under their respective charges. All the units & office bearers are requested to pursue the matter for early action with reference to above said letters of DG, HRD and hold the meetings with the concerned CC/Commr, if required. 
2. The cabinet note for cadre restructuring is already under process and has been signed today by the FM. It is expected to be placed before the cabinet on 21.11.13 or 28.11.13.
3. On persuasion of the AIB, the CRC headed by the Cabinet Secretary has asked the CBEC to do something more in addition to the CR to remove the stagnation of group B officers. As a result, the National Productivity Council has been hired for this purpose by the CBEC. A meeting was held yesterday with Sh. Suryaprakash, the Director of NPC, on the issue. He was apprised everything and the relevant documents were also handed over to him regarding our stagnation.
                4. Friends, no doubt that the creation of more nos. posts of AC, whether regular or temporary, under CR is a great achievement of our AIB. As a result, around 60% of group B officers will enter into group A during coming five years. But this is not our aim. Our aim is to get our officers entered into PB4 which is not possible without our united efforts. So, be well prepared to make all united efforts for the same.
                5. All the units are again requested to clear their dues and also donate maximum possible funds to the AIB.
Ravi Malik.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


                                                                                                                              MOST IMMEDIATE
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training) 

North Block, New Delhi                                                                       Dated the lith November, 2013
                                                            OFFICE MEMORANDUM

                                          Subject: Change in the date of Holiday onthe occasion of Muharram -reg.

                   The Holiday on the occasion of Muharram was listed on Thursday the 14" November, 2013vide Annexure I of this Department's O.M. No 12/4/2012-JCA-2 dated 5th June, 2012. This was dependent on sighting of the Moon. It has now been decided that for offices in Delhi / New Delhi, the Holiday on the occasion of Muharram will now be on Friday, the 15" November, 2013 and all Central Government Administrative offices located in Delhi / New Delhi shall remain closed on account of Muharram on 15th November, 2013. 

2. Hindi version will follow.
                                                                                                                           Deputy secretary (JCA)
                                                                                                                                     2309 2589

1.All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.
2. UPSC/CVC/C&AG/ PMO / Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/
President's SecretariatNice-President's Secretariat1 Su~reme Court1 High
Court/Central ~drninistrative Tribunal/ Election ' Cornkission of 1ndia-/
Minorities Commission/ National Human Rights Commission/Central
Information Commission/National Commission for Women.
3.All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. &Pensions.
4. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New
5. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM).
6. All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM), Ministry of
Personnel, P.G. and Pensions. 7. Commissioner for Scheduled Castes /Commissioner for Scheduled Tribes.
8. PS to Cabinet Secretary.
9. Deputy Secretary (Coordination), Delhi Govt. Secretariat, I G Stadium, I.T.O.,
New Delhi.
lo. The Manager (Store), Government of India, Forms Store, 166, Lenin Sarani,
11. Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments / Union Territories.
12, Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, PTI Building, New Delhi
13. Deputy Director (Bills), Dte. of Printing, B-Wing, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
14. Positional Astronomy Centre, Block-AQ, Plot No.8 Sector-V, Salt lake, Manish
Bathan, Kolkata - 700091
15. Facilitation Center, DOP&T (20 copies)
16. NIC (DOPT) with the request to place this O.M. on the Website of the
Department (www.persmin.nic.in) 

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Dear friends,
 The CR note has also been concurred by DOPT perhaps with some minor
 observations. It is now expected to be sent to the cabinet next week and
 placed before cabinet on 20/21.11.13.
Secretary General,
All India Association of Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers. 
Mob 9868816290

Friday, November 8, 2013


Dear friends,
1. Many colleagues are inquiring daily about the status of CR. It is expected to 
be placed before cabinet during this month. Before sending to cabinet, the cabinet
 note is sent to Law, Exp., DOPT, Cab Sec & PMO to be returned within
 mandatory period. If not returned within mandatory period, it is treated as deemed
 concurred. Law & Exp have already concurred it, it is also expected to be
 returned within this week from DOPT with their observations. Cab Sec & 
PMO generally don't respond to this formal note. So, it is expected to be sent to
 cabinet after the expiry of mandatory period accordingly.
2. All the units are requested to kindly clear their dues at an early date. As we 
all know, the Association has filed the legal cases relating to parity in promotions,
 time scale in PB3, MACP offset etc. Some more cases may also be filed by
 the Association in the interest of the cadre in the future. We all know that legal 
cases can't be won without hiring the senior advocates in the present time who
 always charge hefty amounts per hearing. Therefore, all the units are also
 requested to donate the maximum funds to the Association in the common
 interest in addition to the subscription. 
3. Sh. P. D. Nimhan is requested to kindly procure the scheme to remove
 regional disparities in promotions from our Pune Unit as was disclosed by 
the said unit in the Patna AEC meeting that they have some scheme to
 remove regional disparities without harming the interest of any other
 unit/officer. Sh. Nimhan may kindly forward the same to the SG, so that
 it may be circulated to the members of the Committee formed for the purpose
 as well as all the units for further action. 

Secretary General,
All India Association of Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers. 
Mob 9868816290

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Every one of our Department is aware that the approval of CR proposals of CBEC is at present in advance stage. With much difficulty our Association has pressurized the CBEC for approval of more nos. of AC posts for removal of stagnation as existed in our cadres. Though the total nos. of Gr-A posts to be sanctioned will not solve our stagnation issue, however in some extent it can help most of our senior officers to induct in Gr-A at their fag end of service career. Many of us worked day and night and used our personal contracts for approval of CR. We consider approval of such huge nos. of Gr-A post is an achievement of our members. But recently through blog posts/web sides/ face book/emails etc. it has come to our notice that some of our friends have prepared the ground works to file OA in different CATs to stay the implementation of the CR. Basically some of our friends are interested to file OA in CAT on the following issues:
1. Removal of regional disparity in promotions retrospectively duly recasting the seniority list considering the date of joining in the grade of Inspector.
2. Removal of regional disparity in promotions prospectively.
3. Revision of the seniority list as more nos. of officers occupied the positions in excess the sanctioned strength because of allowing of notional promotion in accordance with court orders, regularization of adhoc promotions, regular promotions against the vacancies arose on account of deputations etc. 
4. Recasting of seniority list for implementation of different Court decisions.
All the above issues are related to revision of seniority only. We can not compel any individual officer for not to file any court case, but as per our experiences, we are sufferers because of filing of different court cases. Few examples are furnished below to show that as to how we suffered because of filing of different court cases.
1. Against Gr-A RRs, we filed case in Apex Court , but the verdict came totally against us in fixing ratio 6.1.2.
2. We filed contempt for wrong implementation of WP No 306/88, the contempt was reverted to a clarificatory petition and the decision came against us.
3. We filed contempt against the decision of OA No 45/2000, while the matter was pending with Ministry of Laws. Though Ministry of Laws gave the opinion for implementation of the decision, but before the receiving the opinion from Ministry of Law , Board rejected for consideration of implementation of OA No 45/2000.
4. We filed Contempt for non implementation of ratio 13.2.1 retrospectively, but decision came against us.
5. We filed CAT cases against the implementation of last CR. All such cases were rejected and the CR was delayed for one year un necessarily.
There are so many examples like above, which all of us know it very well. Thousands of our senior officers are waiting for the implementation of cadre restructuring and expecting for next promotion at the fag end of the career. If the implementation of CR will be delayed because of any Court case, then near about 3000 seniors will retire without getting further promotions. Therefore, I ,appeal to the entire fraternity of our Customs and Central Excise Department that if any one is interested to file any court case , then instead of praying to stay the future promotions, please make a prayer that promotions may be allowed subject to the out come final decision of such case. So that promotions will be allowed and if court will give any decision in their favours, then automatically they will be allowed notional promotions.

Revised staffing norms as applicable to Hyderabad CCA in Superintendent Cadre after reduction in posts by DoP&T

The existing sanctioned strength of Superintendents in each Central Excise Commissionerate has been reduced to 50 from the present 80 – loss of 30 posts and in the Cadre of Inspectors it is brought down from 120 to 80 – loss of 40 posts. This reduction has been done apparently in view of creation of independent Audit and Service Tax Commissionerates. DC/AC Posts in CE is 10, Service Tax 13 and Audit Comm’te 18.
After this reduction, the following is the staffing pattern in the cadre of Superintendents in Hyderabad CCA:
I.                   Total Central Excise Comm’tes:   7   X  50   =   350
(3 in Hyd and four in Vizag)
II.                 Total Audit Comm’tes:                3     X 90   =   270
(Two in Hyd and one in Vizag)   
III.               Total Service Tax Comm’te:      1     X 80   =     80
IV.             Total Customs Comm’tes:            2     X 80  =    160
(One in Hyd and another in
      V         Present SEZ  SS Posts                                          50       
Total Sanctioned Strength
Including Customs Comm’tes
and SEZ after CR:                                                    910 
Present SS (including SEZ)                                      778
          Net new Posts                                                 132
            Consequential Vacancies:                              30
      Total Net New Posts                                         162

Note:  The new sanctioned strength is calculated on the assumption that the sanctioned strength of two  new Customs Commissionerates will be allotted to the Central Excise pool. Otherwise, if 160 new Superintendent posts of these Customs Commissionerates are excluded from the new SS, there will be reduction in the actual SS posts after CR  when compared to the present SS.
Source: Hydexcust

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sri.Premchand Addl. Commr(Retd) is no more

Sri.Premchand Additional Commissioner(Retd) has expired today in Care Hospital Hyderabad. It is a great loss to all his "CHOTEs" whowm he use to call so effectionately. May his sole rest in peace.