All India Seniority list of Administrative Officers from 01.01.2009 to 30.06.2014 has been finalised and placed in the DGHRD website on 08.11.2017. Hope to get the date of DPC at the earliest.

Thursday, November 23, 2017


             Good Morning.

          We have not interacted for about a month. We were all engaged with different festivals and hopefully enjoyed it with family members. The activities of the association have been continued and pursued with Board by the office bearers of AICESTMOA. 

          In the interim, All India Seniority List of Administrative Officers (AO) from 01.01.2009 to 30.06.2014 has been finalised and put in the DGHRD website on 08.11.2017. The soft and hard copy have been forwarded to Board for further action for DPC of Chief Accounts Officer (CAO).

          Draft of amended Recruitment Rules (RR) of AO has been returned again by DoPT with some queries. We are taking it very seriously and written a couple of letters to Member (Admin), CBEC and also in touch with Board, to get it returned with positive note and in the mean time we are demanding the instruction to conduct DPC for all vacant posts of AO.

          The DGHRD has sought some information on One Time Relaxation (OTR) on EA and Inspector but yet to receive from all the zones. Even some information has been sought regarding the STA/EAs, who passed promotion examination for Inspector after 50 years of age, However, we have put our demand on this issue.

          This is the time to strengthen the association and connect all parts of the country with us. I request all zonal leaders to come forward and increase the membership and join hands together.

          Thanking you. Assuring the best possible effort for betterment of our members. All the letters forwarded to Board and DGHRD in the month of October and till date are attached here for information.

                                                                                                                       Comradely yours

                                                                                                                      Secretary General

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Happy CHHATH PUJA to all our members and their families


Saturday, September 30, 2017

AICESTMOA wishes all its members and families a very happy DUSSEHRA. May this festival bring joy and happiness for everyone.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017



    Best wishes for the festival of Navratri, Durga Puja and Dussehra. May Goddess Durga brings prosperity and happiness in your family.

    Draft All India Seniority List of Administrative Officer (AO) with effect from 01.01.2009 to 30.06.2014 has been prepared and published in DGHRD and CBEC website (Link) for perusal of stakeholders. It has been the result of our constant persuasion and cooperation amongst all the Zones. We would like to thank Shri Balesh Kumar, Pr. ADG, and other officers of DGHRD Ofice, involved in the process. We also thank Honourable Chief Commissioner of Jaipur Zone and CCA of Mumbai-I Zone for extending their support to this association.

    Representation, if any, is to be forwarded through respective CCA to Board within 15 days. This association requests all the stakeholders to contact their Zonal Secretary before proceeding to Board or for any litigation.

    We will put all our effort to get the DPC for Chief Accounts Officer (CAO), conducted at the earliest so that the officers, on the verge of retirement, get benefit of last promotion.

    We have received letter from Coordination Section of Dept. of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, to attend Anomaly committee meeting scheduled to be held on 10.10.2017 at Kalpavriksha, North Block, New Delhi to settle the pay anomalies arisen out of 7th Pay Commission.

    Meanwhile, we have written a letter to Chairman, CBEC with a request to instruct all CCAs not to pressurize our over-burdened officer with extra work load.

    Long Live AICESTMOA. Jai Hind.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mumbai meeting


       President and I have been to Mumbai to attend the meeting with other 12 Associations of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). A Co-ordination Committee (CoC) in CBIC has taken rebirth to make a joint forum again to fight together and get the solution for the common issues. Prima facie, it is good effort and good start to have the concept of having all Associations under one umbrella. Unity and co-ordination among all the associations of CBIC is need of the hour. Board is having very negative attitude to resolve the problems of not only our association, but also for other cadres too. We tried to convince the Board to resolve our long pending issues like disparity in pay structure and promotional prospects between two wings of Dept. of Revenue, Negative impact of Recruitment Rules on promotions, grant of One Time Relaxation for filling up the vacant posts etc. But due to ‘no-welfare’ attitude of Board, nothing much we could achieve for our members.  We have decided to join the CoC in CBIC and through it, we will put our couple of demands in the common ‘Charter of Demands’ to be submitted to Board.  I urge all our members to come forward and join the local CoC, when formed, to be the part of it. Mind it, together we can bring the change in the attitude of the Board.
         The required data for the finalisation of draft seniority list from all the zones have been received by the Office of the DGHRD. We are hopeful of getting the draft seniority list published before Dussehra. Once this turns to final, the process of DPC for promotion to the grade of CAO would start.
          Administrative Officer (AO) RRs is yet to get clearance from DoPT due to some queries raised from their end. Hence, it is going to take some more time. However, we are in touch to monitor its progress.
           One Time Relaxation on Inspector RR and EA RR along with other issues are being monitored closely and we strongly oppose the present form of Relaxation. The staff is facing hardship due to shortage of manpower in Ministerial cadres and we are stressing upon filling up of all the vacant posts immediately.
        Many Zones/Units have not yet deposited the subscriptions of members for F.Y. 2016-17 and for 2017-18 to the All India Fund hence, it is often becomes difficult to manage the expenditure on travels/boarding/lodging etc. while attending meeting with higher officials and also the leaders of other recognised associations. A separate letter is being issued for the purpose and we hope the zonal leaders will take necessary initiative to strengthen the national fund of the association.
        Some Zones / Units need to go for fresh elections for the betterment of our cadre. The process of re-election is required to expedite and should be completed before 30.11.2017.
        Thanking you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yours comradely,

                                                                                                                 -sd-                                                                                                                                                      (Secretary General)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Delhi Visit


    Namaskar! Hope you all are doing well.

    We had two meetings with hon’ble Member (Admin), CBEC, on 3rd August 2017 and on 18th August 2017. The first one held at his chamber and the latter one with all other associations at ‘Kalpavriksha’, the meeting hall in North block. The appointment was granted by him for the first one and the second has been a regular meeting with all other associations. In both the meetings we put our grievances and represented our side with all supporting documents. Shri Ram Lalit, shri Susheel Kumar and I attended both the meetings and shri Prosenjit Pandey accompanied us in the former one, which lasted for about 50 minutes. Hon’ble JS (A), CBEC, Commissioner (Coord), CBEC, ADG HRM 1,CBEC, were among all present in both the meetings.

    Hon’ble Member has been very cordial and gave patient hearing to all our points and directed concerned officers for necessary action. The summary is given below for information of all members.

    Draft All India Seniority List (AISL)of AOs from 2009 onwards would be published soon on receipt of Regularisation date of AO from Mumbai, Shillong and Jaipur zones. Shillong zone has already taken action and forwarded the required report to DGHRD, it is learnt. Reports are still awaited from Jaipur and Mumbai, for which reminder is being issued from DGHRD. It is once again requested to the leaders of these two zones to take a little pain to get it done at the earliest.

    Draft RRs of AO is still with DoPT and hope to get it through. Hon’ble Member said that Board is taking all necessary actions to get it notified at the earliest. It was also asserted that Board would give one month time to get the DPC conducted for promotion to the grade of AO after notification of the amended RRs. Let us hope for the best.

    The issue of ‘disparity with CBDT in respect of Pay structure and Promotional prospect’ was discussed at length and Member agreed that it should be taken care of. He asked the details once again and directed concerned official to give him a report.

    We conveyed the hon’ble Member that we welcome the decision of Board to consider the One Time Relaxation (OTR)for promotion to the grade of Inspector and Executive Assistant (EA), but is was made him clear that 50% relaxation of qualifying service on the basis of new RRs would have no meaning and there will be hardly any to get that benefit. Rather, Board should think of filling up all vacant posts by considering OTR on the basis of old RRs of those two grades.

    The file is already on the move for counting of past service of LDC for promotion to the grade of EA, as per our demand, and the file is being put up for consideration in view of report received from the various zones.

    The amendment of notification of TA RR should be effective from date of notification of the principal RRs i.e. 10.01.2014 and not from the date of notification of amendment. Hon’ble Member agreed suomoto to the fact and ordered to put up the file in this regard.

    We vehemently opposed the move of Board to revert its own decisions, which were given, time to time, in view of Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Court Judgement. We also opposed the move to reexamine the letters issued by the Board, on the basis of which promotions were given in many zones. Further, requested to issue the instruction to all CCAs, so that the zones which did not consider promotion get it done to be at uniformity with other zones.

    The chair agreed to give copy of all clarifications to all the zones to maintain uniformity across the country.

    We are going to give our detail submission on all the issues for his perusal and further necessary action.

    Our renewal of recognition copy is given below for information to all.

    Long Live AICESTMOA. Jai Hind.

                                        Yours sincerely,

                                       Secretary General

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Independence day


Monday, July 24, 2017


       I would like to inform you that the recognition of AICESTMOA has been renewed. President and I would like to congratulate and convey our gratitude to all our national and zonal leaders and also each one of you for your cooperation and support. Details update would be conveyed when I receive the letter in hand.

         Meanwhile, the association has been working tirelessly to achieve the desired result.           A meeting was convened by DGHRD on 21st July 2017 in New Delhi. Commissioners / ADCs were requested to attend the meeting and confirm the stand on Adhoc promotion of AO during 2011 to 2013. We take it very positively towards the finalisation of All India Seniority List. Subsequently, the CAO DPC would be convened,. AO RR draft has been sent back to DoPT after clearing the query. Hope it would get its final shape at the earliest. Also, there is some progress on OTR as learnt. However, we have to make our presence realised by peaceful demonstration, all over the country, if the things are not materialised. We will come to you soon with the proposal.

            Thank you all.

Yours comradely,

Secretary General 

Monday, June 26, 2017


Sunday, June 18, 2017


          Wish all our members a very Happy Father's day. This wish is for all members who are already happy fathers and also for members who have happy fathers.

          CBEC has published a revised allocation of cadre strength order for cadre re-organisation of field formation under CBEC on 16th June 2017. Attached for information of all our members.

          We have some pending issues before Board. Many correspondences have taken place and we have been in touch with Board Officials to get these issues resolved. We are going to visit Delhi on 22nd and 23rd June 2017. The visit report will be published soon after the visit.  

                                                                                                               Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                               Secretary General

Revised field formation order                                                                

Thursday, June 8, 2017


        As u all are aware that Board has asked comments for relaxation on EA and Inspector RR vide its letters dated 24th May 2017, we have forwarded a complete proposal in all respects, which are attached here for information of all our members. We have been trying to get solution on each issue, pending with Board and requesting appointment of Member (Admin), to narrate the issues, as he took over recently. Our President Shri Ram Lalit ji has visited Board offices a couple of times recently but could not be in touch with Member (Admin), as he was outstation. However, we have been in touch with other Board offices / officials and trying to get the things move.

        Zonal leaders are working very hard everywhere and DPCs have been conducted at many places. As a result, many of our members promoted to the next higher grade. I request all our members to cooperate with the zonal leaders to get the things done for the benefit of our members. Wherever the issue clashes the interest of different members, association should take a neutral view and try to get the things done as per Rule and also brief the members about the Rules and regulations.

       We have also forwarded our submission to fill up the vacant posts in promotion quota in view of DO letter issued by honourable Member (Admin) dated 01 Jun 2017.

        Hope to get cooperation from all our members and request them to involve in the association movement to have our legitimate right.

        Jay Hind. Long live AICESTMOA.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Board has issued another letter regarding discontinuation of interview for Group B and Group C posts for recruitment as well as promotion. Hence there should not be any interview for promotion for those posts wef the same date the interview for direct recruitment has done away with. (Letter)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017



    GST is about to take its place replacing the Central Excise and Service Tax very soon. DGHRD has already published the new name of Commissionerates and their locations zone wise. We are hopeful that our officers are going to be placed in their respective zones and there is not much shifting of the human resources. We are thankful to DGHRD to listen to our appeal. If there is any major disturbance to it, would be taken up with the appropriate forum, when reported. We would like to listen to our zonal leaders in this respect. Our continuous effort, to get our long pending issues resolved, will not be hampered in any case, in the GST regime.

    Honourable Chairperson has agreed to publish the draft All India Seniority List (AISL) of AOs with effect from 01.01.2009 for remarks/comments and further to conduct DPC for promotion to the grade of Chief Accounts Officer (CAO)(Reminder).

    The Recruitment Rules (RR) for Administrative Officers has not yet been finalized; however, we have further demanded for issuance of Executive Instruction, in the line of proposed amendment and also requested to make the RR effective from the date of change of feeder cadre. Letters have been forwarded to the honourable Chairperson in this respect. (Letter).

    It is learnt that the disparity (With CBDT) issue is being studied jointly by CBEC and CBDT officials. We hope to get a solution soon.

    The relaxation files are still with DGHRD and we are forwarding our proposal in our favour.

    We always demanded that in case of promotion uniformity should be maintained across the country. Hence whenever any order/clarification given to any zone should also be forwarded to other zones. Issue was raised during the meeting with honourable Chairperson and a reminder has been submitted (Reminder). However, we are happy to learn that Board has issued clarifications, in our favour, to some particular zones, which have been in the list of our demands. Notional effect of promotion from the date of eligibility and considering DOS vacancy for EA promotion will definitely benefit our members. We demanded to issue similar instruction to other zones too.

    We have raised the issue of counting of past service of LDC for EA promotion and to remove the idea of revert back of the officers, who were allowed to appear for promotion examination during the probation period, as it was allowed by their respective CCAs. (LDC Letter Examination Letter Pg 1, Pg 2, ).

    Continuous persuasion to get our desired result is always there and we believe that we will definitely succeed in our effort.   

    Long Live AICESTMOA. Jai Hind.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wish all our members and their families a very happy Buddha Purnima. May Lord Buddha brings happiness and prosperity to your life.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Delhi Visit


    We have been to Delhi from 12th April 2017 to 13th April 2017 to meet and congratulate our new chairperson Ms. Vanaja N Sarna besides attending the meeting convened by JAC in CBEC and the Special Executive Committee meeting of our own association. The Chairperson invited this association to interact on different issues after assuming her charge as Chairperson of CBEC. During our discussion we narrated all our pending issues and emphasized that some of these have been discussed many times with her during her tenure as Member (Admin) but did not yield any positive result. Madam agreed to look into those and instructed her OSD to note down. She gave a patient hearing to us and the meeting ended with a very cordial atmosphere. She stressed upon regular meetings with local CCAs at zonal level and at National level with Board officials.

    We also greeted Shri S Ramesh, newly appointed Member (Admin) of CBEC, with a bouquet and wished him success. He assured us to listen to our issues within a couple of week from now.

    The JAC meeting was attended by Shri Ram Lalit on our behalf and he expressed our concerns about the repositioning of ministerial officers in GST regime.

    Shri Ashim Pramanick, President of our association has submitted his resignation on 27th March 2017, quoting personal reason, to Shri Tarun Kumar Seal, Vice President. The Special meeting of AICESTMOA was convened to discuss on his resignation and also to co-opt the office bearers for the vacant posts, created due to resignation or promotion etc. The resignation of Shri Pramanick was accepted and Shri Ram Lalit has been chosen as the new president of AICESTMOA. The vacant post of Vice President is filled up by Shri Shivaji Valu of Pune Zone. Shri Prosenjit Pandey of W.B. zone, treasurer of AICESTMOA has been chosen as Asst. Secretary General. He would continue to hold the post of treasurer till the next convention. Shri Vivek Kumar is now the Organising Secretary of the association. Ms. Shashi Baje of Odisha and Shri Rajesh Yadav of Gujarat zones are now the regional Secretaries of Eastern and Western zone respectively. This arrangement will continue till the next convention of AICESTMOA is held and get its approval. We welcome all new office bearers to AICESTMOA and wish them good luck.

    We also visited other offices of CBEC and checked the progress of our issues. We requested to issue the letter for notional promotion, addressing to all the CCAs, from the date of actual vacancy as issued to a couple of zones. The issue was also raised during the meeting with Chairperson. The relaxation for EA and Inspector promotion files are with DGHRD and we requested the concerned officer to take an early decision. The delay in Publication of amended Recruitment Rules of AO and finalisation of seniority list of AOs from 2009 onwards resulted to delay in promotion to the post of AO and CAO were discussed during the meeting with chairperson of CBEC and madam instructed OSD to note down and look after the issues.

    We expressed our concern regarding the position of Ministerial Officers in GST regime to Shri Balesh Kumar, ADG HRM1 of CBEC during his visit of Kolkata and told that he hopes that there won’t be any downsizing or major shuffling of the posts. He agreed to discuss the issue in any future date in detail. 

       Long Live AICESTMOA. Jai Hind.
We are with honourable chairperson

Monday, April 10, 2017



            It has always been our endeavour to convince the Board officials about our genuine demands and achieve the goal in the way of getting instruction to conduct DPC and follow the right procedure. Some CCAs follow the instruction in right spirit and some would like to get more clarifications. One such instance is the letter issued on 02.8.2016 which has helped to get promotions in many zones on the basis of RRs, existing at the time of occurrence of vacancies.

        Recently, some zones got clarifications issued by Board in respect of giving promotion on the basis of the above mentioned letter and to give compliance report. Other zones are also demanding such letter for their zones. We will take up the issue with higher officials of Board and demand for the same. 

         We will be in the national capital on 12th and 13th April to meet and congratulate our new chairman of CBEC, attend a JAC meeting and also have our Special Executive Committee meeting. We will be visiting Board offices to find out the status of different issues pending at different level. 

          We have learnt from sources that Relaxation files for EA and Inspector and also the file for issuance of Executive Instruction for promotion to AO are on the move. We will take up these issues to move the file faster and try to get our desired result.

          All India Seniority List of AOs from 2009 onwards have been at the final stage and stuck up for the want of some information from a couple of zones. We will talk to authorities to finalize it soon.

            Meanwhile, the minutes of the meeting held on 14.03.2017 with honourable Member (Admin), CBEC has been received at this end. (Minutes).

            Long live AICESTMOA.

                                                                                                                   Yours comradely,

                                                                                                                  Secretary General

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


         We congratulate all our members, across the country, who got their due promotion to the next higher grade. We believe that the hard work always pays. At many places our zonal leaders put their sincere efforts to convince the respective CCs and CCAs. Most of them succeeded in their endeavour and a few are yet to get the desired result. Members are requested to stand by the leaders to achieve the goal. Please keep in mind that we can fulfill any of our genuine demand by standing together under the umbrella of the association.
       Zonal leaders are always in touch with the national leadership and the pending issues are constantly being pursued with the Board officials. The office bearers are going to camp in Delhi for a couple of days in next week, to find out the status of each pending issue and meet higher officials to press hard for desired result. An executive committee meeting is also scheduled in Delhi on 13th of this month to further strengthen the national body by co-opting new office bearers in vacant positions.
     We once again convey our best wishes to all our zonal leaders and our members who got promotions to the next higher grades.
       Long live AICESTMOA. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

GST Reorganisation


As we all know Goods & Services Tax (GST) is expected to roll out from 1st July 2017, Honourable Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has given approval for re-organisation of field formations of CBEC for effective implementation of GST. DGHRD, CBEC has issued an order in this regard (Link) .The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) is being renamed as Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIT) after legislative approval.

In a nutshell, CBIT will have 21 zones, 101 GST Commissionerates comprising 15 sub-commissionerates, 768 Divisions, 3969 Ranges. There will be 49 Audit Commissionerates and 50 Appeal Commissionerates, as reported by sources.

The 164 pages report on "RE-ORGANISATION OF CBEC FORMATIONS IN GST REGIME", published by DGHRD, CBEC can be seen here.(Link).

This association has been in touch with DGHRD, CBEC for effective utilisation of human resources of this cadre in GST regime. another appointment has been sought from Shri Balesh Kumar, ADG HRM1, DGHRD, CBEC to have discussion on this issue.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day 2017: 15 Inspiring Quotes By Women, For Women
We Wish all our lady members, lady family members and all respected ladies associated with us, a 'VERY HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY' 

Monday, February 20, 2017


Good Morning friends.

Extended Executive Committee meeting of the association was held on 19th January 2017 at CR building, New Delhi. Office bearers of national body and various zonal bodies and their representatives were present. The meeting was chaired by Shri Ashim Pramanick, President of All India Federation. In his inaugural speech, he reiterated that the renewal of recognition of all India federation is to be done on priority and without renewal of recognition; it would be difficult to pursue the issues with Board. Secretary General briefed the present status of all the issues and the exact demands of the association. Leaders present in the meeting agreed that the association should be strengthened and all the zones should be brought in the purview of the association. It was agreed that the signed annexure of respective DDO should be forwarded to organizing Secretary/Secretary General and the subscriptions of each zone should be deposited to the bank account of Federation by the end of February.

 All the pending issues with Board and future course of action were discussed. The leaders present in the meeting expressed their views on the issues and narrated the problems of their respective zone. It was opined that, we may have to consider the agitational programmes, if the Board continues to turn deaf ears to our legitimate demands. The option of going to CAT to remove the lacunae of recently published Recruitment Rules (RRs) of Inspector was also accepted, as last option, if Board does not give any favourable decision to the present stakeholders. The decision of joining other joint platforms like Joint Action Committee (JAC) and CoC in Department of Revenue has been endorsed in the meeting.

 The meeting ended with a cordial note after giving thanks to the chair.

           Joint Action Committee (JAC) in CBEC called an urgent meeting in CR Building, New Delhi on 03.02.2017. Shri Ram Lalit, Asst Sec Gen attended the meeting along with office bearers of Delhi zone. The meeting was chaired by Sh. S.K. Bansal, Secretary General, IRS (C&CE) Association. All the common issues were discussed, the minutes of which is given separately.

This association wrote numerous letters to honourable Chairman and Member (Admin) of CBEC to grant appointment to the office bearers to sort out the pending issues. In our letter dated 04/02/2017, we conveyed our decision to boycott Central Excise day celebration if we were not heard before 10th Feb 2017. A meeting was convened by honourable Member (Admin) scheduled on 10th February 2017 to discuss on all pending issues. Accordingly, Secretary General, Asst. Secretary General and Organising Secretary had been to Delhi to attend the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Honourable Joint Secretary (Admin) due to last moment change in the schedule of Member (Admin). However, it was conveyed that Madam would meet us again in the following week.

The minutes of the meeting, with Joint Secretary on 10th Feb, has been published but some of the important discussion took place in the meeting has not been reflected. The gist of the meeting on each issue is placed below:

Sepoy service counting with effect from 01.01.2006 :

It was informed that the order will be published on next working day with the date of effect from 29.8.2008 i.e. the date of notification of VI Central Pay Commission, as per instruction of DoPT. The order has already been issued.

Recruitment Rules (RRs) of E.A. :

Board is in the view that the RRs of EA has been prepared as per DoPT guidelines and was cleared by DoPT, UPSC and Law Ministry, so the amendment of RRs is difficult. We further demanded to fill the 40% direct vacancy quota by promotion as no recruitment has taken place since publication of new RRs on 28.9.2015. It was agreed by the chair and instructed the officers to examine it and also to put the proposal for one time relaxation.

Recruitment Rules (RRs) of Inspector :

It was informed that the comments were not sought because the proposal for amendment of RRs of Inspector has gone through DoPT, well before 31.12.2015, (date of DoPT guidelines for seeking comments). We brought the fact to the notice of the chair that since LDCE concept is not clear (who shall conduct, who is eligible, qualifying service, % of vacancies of DR quota etc.), the RRs is incomplete and it should be put on hold till the issue is settled and the promotion should be given on the basis of old RRs. The chair instructed to place the file with all the details and also to look into the relaxation aspect.

Recruitment Rules (RRs) of A.O. :

We have brought the fact to the notice of chair that even after completion of nine months since the comments were sought from the stakeholders, the RRs of AO has not been published and as a result, promotions are held up in various zones. We also demanded that till such time i.e. publication of new RRs, an instruction may be passed on the same line of new RRs (considering five years service in the same grade pay as qualifying service) so that the huge vacancies in the post can be filled up. It was also brought to the notice that such instruction was passed during the creation of post of Tax Assistant in 1987 and the RRs was published in 1996. The concerned officer sought one month time to finalize it or else the ‘issue of executive instruction’ may be considered.

All India Seniority List of A.O. :

We expressed our concern on the fact that the CAO DPC for about 200 vacant posts is held up due to the delay in finalization of A.I.S.L. of A.O. from 2009 onwards. The officer present from the O/o the DGHRD informed that the process of finalization is held up due to non receipt of desired information from a couple of zones. Hon’ble Joint Secretary (A) instructed the officers to put the issue on priority and to give him a regular feed back. It was also informed that since regularisation of ad hoc promotion of AOs was not granted uniformly across the zones, Board is trying to sort out the tangle. He also requested the association to contact the respective zones to forward the desired information at the earliest.

Interview for promotion to Gr. B and Gr. C posts :

The interview for promotion to Gr. B and Gr. C posts have been abolished w.e.f. 01.01.2016, vide Board order. However, in some zones, interview was being conducted while giving promotion on the basis of old RRs. A fresh clear instruction on this aspect is demanded. Chair agreed and directed the concerned officer to issue a fresh instruction at the earliest.

Instruction for conducting Pending DPC for all grades :

It was requested to issue the instruction for conducting DPC in all grades wherever DPC is held up for the want of RRs or any reason. It was assured that another letter will be issued on the same line as it was done on 02.8.2016.

The Office bearers also attended the meeting with honourable Finance Minister of India on 10th Feb 2017, along with JAC leaders, where besides GST related issues, the HR issues were discussed and we raised our concern about the disparity exists between CBEC and CBDT in respect of Promotional Prospect and Pay structures. Honourable Minister assured to look into each issue and expressed his concern.

Another meeting with Honourable Member (A) was held on 14th Feb 2017 at her chamber. Shri Ram Lalit, Asst. Sec. Gen. attended the meeting along with office bearers of All India Customs Ministerial Officers’ federation and the pending issues were discussed again in the meeting. It was expressed that regular meeting on pending issues will be held with recognised associations and updates will be provided. Minutes of the meeting is awaited.

It is once again requested to all the zonal leaders to collect the annexures of their respective zones and forward it by the end of this month for initiating the process of renewal of recognition.

                                                                                          Yours Comradely

                                                                                         Secretary General

Thursday, January 26, 2017


            In view of the decision taken by some constituents of the steering committee of Joint Action Forum and after consultation with our President, it has been decided to not to boycott Customs Day celebration on 27th January 2017 by this association.  

            Next course of action pertaining to GST and other pending issues of our association will be intimated accordingly.

            Jai Hind.

                                                                                                                        Yours comradely
                                                                                                                      (Sankar Kr. Saha)

                                                                                                                            Sec. Gen.



            This association is very happy to note that an initiative has been undertaken to strengthen the unity of all group A, B and C associations of the department to fight against the likely consequences of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. This association has always been an active partner of the Steering Committee of Joint Action Forum, constituted sometime back, to pursue the HR issues in the light of the reorganization of the department, post GST. A meeting was hurriedly convened in CR building, New Delhi on 25th Jan 2017 where our representative of Delhi unit was also invited.  Although our association was not informed in advance, we authorized our representative to join the meeting and strengthen the unity as GST is a cause, which will impact everybody across the board. We have been briefed about the outcome and the decision of the meeting to undertake the following agitational programme:

             i) No Customs Day celebration on 27th January 2017 at any place.

            ii) Observing Black Day by wearing Black Badges on 30th January 2017 on                               Martyrs day.

            It is felt, that a detail discussion at all India level is necessary before launching full-fledged agitational programme. This association is in touch with all other associations to strengthen the umbrella association in CBEC. We are also in touch with IRS (C&CE) association and keeping all options open. At the moment, it has been decided in consultation with President and other office bearers of this association that the zonal units should observe the programme as mentioned at sl. no. (i) above, with consultation with the leaders of all other associations. Further course of action will be intimated as and when it is decided after thorough discussion.

            Jai Hind. 
                                                                                                                        Yours comradely
                                                                                                                      (Sankar Kr. Saha)

                                                                                                                            Sec. Gen.