Order for promotion to the grade of CAO has been published, congratulations to all 137 officers got promotion vide this order.

Monday, September 30, 2019

CAO Promotion

Congratulations to all officers promoted to the grade of Chief Accounts Officer (CAO). the promotion order is attached.

Friday, September 27, 2019


Good morning comrades.

    Yesterday, the 26th September 2019, I visited Board Office and met Member (Admin), CBIC, Joint Secretary (Admin), CBIC and Officers of AdIIA and AdIII Sections.
    As you all know that the DPC for promotion to the grade of CAO was conducted by UPSC on 18th September 2019, we are waiting for the promotion order to be published by Board. It is learnt that the file is awaiting approval of hon’ble Finance Minister of India. The Board will publish the promotion order immediately after approval, on in-situ basis, as requested by this association. Member (Admin) is monitoring the progress on the issue.

    The Recruitment Rules (RR) of Administrative Officer is with Law Ministry for vetting and it has sought some documents from Board for the purpose. The documents have been gathered and this association helped Board officials to get it from respective directorates. Board is sending all these documents to the Ministry and we expect that the RR may be notified before Diwali. The Ad IIA Section is working tirelessly on it.

    It is learnt that the files for One Time Relaxation (OTR) of EA and Inspector are with Member (Admin) as some queries have been raised by higher level officer. He is trying to sort out the issue and we hope it would soon be sent again for approval.

    The work on amendment of all RRs are going on to bring it all at par with CBDT, as desired by hon’ble Chairman of CBIC.

    The draft RRs of Tax Assistant is sent back to DoPT again with the proposed qualifying service of five years in the feeder grade and having 75:25 Direct:Promotion ratio, as informed by the official of AdIII Section.

    The Board has requested for the vacancy position of CAO from all CCAs, request all zonal leaders to pursue and expedite.

    Long Live AICESTMOA. Jai Hind.

                                        Yours sincerely,

                                       Secretary General


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

CAO Promotion

DPC for the promotion to the grade of CAO is scheduled to be held today and even tomorrow. Let us hope that it completes successfully and the eligible AOs get their promotion. We will try our best to get the Order published in this month itself so that officers due to retire this month also get their benefit.
Comradely yours,
Secretary General

Friday, April 26, 2019


After a hectic financial year ending followed by some series of holidays, we are again involved in our day to day schedule. In the mean time, association office bearers met twice in the capital and visited all the offices to pursue the pending issues. The first visit and meeting was during 15th and 16th February this year and the recent one on 11th and 12th April.
Our first visit:
We visited the concerned offices, spoke to officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary. We also met JS (Admin), Commissioner (Coord) and spoke at length with OSD to the Chairman. Chairman was very busy at that period as he had series of meetings with higher dignitaries.  After seeing the progress of work and assurances from Chairman through OSD that all our issues are being monitored by hon’ble Chairman himself, we decided to postpone our agitation movement for the time being. Meanwhile, the Board has issued letters to all CCAs to send data for one time relaxation in the grade of EA and Inspector, which are required on immediate basis.
Our second visit:
We met all concerned Officers except the Chairman, who was out station. We met our present Member (Admin) and had a very positive talk during meeting. He assured to look after our problems and instructed to give seperate submission on each issue. He said, he would call us after one month if he needs our help to sort the issues.
Documents required for CAO DPC have been forwarded from every CCA. There is one single part pending i.r.o. one retired officer of CBN and hopefully that will be obtained. Our leaders have taken a great pain to get these docs accumulated for the DPC. It is unfortunate that the process of collection of required documents took a long time hence the Vigilance Clearance certificate is sought zone wise for respective officers. Even we protested the move immediately to the concerned authority; however, it would be better on our part if we send the required certificate at the earliest. It is really heartening that some zones have already forwarded the same. Concerned authority once again assured to take all interest to conduct this DPC at the earliest.
The DGHRD, CBIC issued letters for collection of data for amendment of RRs of both these grades. Our utmost priority should be to pursue with the CCAs and forward the data at the earliest. The letters are reproduced here for information to all our members.
It is learnt that amended AO Recruitment Rules was returned by DoPT for minor correction, which have been done and sent back to them for finalization. Efforts are being made by the Association to get it clear from DoPT and after a long time, good news is expected soon.
It is learnt from reliable sources that TA RR amendment, for reduction in qualifying service and increase in promotion quota is under process. DoPT has some observations on it which would be sorted out soon, as assured by the competent authority. We are monitoring the situation regularly.  
Office Bearers present during meeting on 15th/16th February 2019:
Shri Ram Lalit- President,
Shri Ajay Kumar- Vice President,
Shri Sankar Kumar Saha- Secretary General,
Shri Chandervesh-Liaison Secretary,
Shri Vikas- Asst. Sec. Gen.
General Secretaries of Zones:
Shri Sailendra Dutta-Karnataka,
Shri Biswanath Pati - Bhubaneswar,
Shri Manoj- Nashik, a part of Pune Zone
Shri Prosenjit Pandey- Kolkata.
Shri Arindam Bhattacharya: Organising Secretary of Kolkata Zone.
Office Bearers present during meeting on 11th /12th April 2019:   
Shri Ajay Kumar- Vice President,
Shri Sankar Kumar Saha- Secretary General,
Shri Mahesh Kumar- Regional Secretary (North),
Shri Vikas- Asst. Sec Gen.,
Shri Gaurav Kishore-Asst. Sec Gen.,
Shri Chandervesh-Liaison Secretary,
Shri Prosenjit Pandey-Treasurer,

We hope our togetherness and sincere efforts will definitely bring result in near future.
Jai Hind! Jai AICESTMOA!
Yours sincerely,
Secretary General
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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Holi Wish

Wish all of you a colourful day and colourful life. Colour your mind with positivism and happiness. Very happy Holi to all of you and your family members.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Republic day

On 70th Republic day, let us remember the golden heritage of our country and feel proud to be an Indian. Happy Republic day to all of you.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


            Wish all of you a very happy new year 2019. It is understood that we are not in mood to celebrate the New Year and other festivities as nothing is in our favour due to negligent attitude of Board towards this cadre.

           Once again, Board has sought some documents from a few zones for conducting DPC for CAO. We need to provide the documents with belief that this would be the last such requirement before conducting regular DPC for CAO post. The letter is attached herewith. Please pursue and forward the documents at the earliest.

             Many members are asking about our stand on strike call given by the Confederation of CG employees and Workers on 08th and 09th January 2019. This is to inform that this association has decided to extend moral support to the Strike call of All India Central Excise Inspectors Association (AICEIA) and All India Central Excise Ministerial Employees Federation (AICMEF) on the issues like ‘Scrap NPS and restore OPS’ and ‘Fill up all vacant posts’. A letter has been forwarded to the honourable Chairman of CBIC in that respect.

            Meanwhile, Shri Pranab Kumar Das, IRS has taken over as the new Chairman of CBIC w.e.f. 01st January 2019. We hope the Chairman will give due attention to our legitimate demand and take necessary measure. We have forwarded letter to give us appointment and listen to our officer bearers to sort out the pending issues. Also, it is informed that if the negligent attitude continues towards this cadre, we would have to resort to some programme from a future date. (Letter)

           We wish Shri S Ramesh, the previous Chairman of CBIC, a good health and peaceful life ahead.

                All ministerial officers are requested to stand with solidarity to achieve the desired goal.
                Thanking you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yours sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                   Secretary General

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Delhi Visit


            The President, Liaison Secretary and I visited Board offices on 05th and 06th December 2018. The purpose of the visit was to meet Chairman and Member (Admin) of CBIC to discuss our pending issues besides gathering the latest status on all the issues. Unfortunately, the Chairman was on official tour to Mumbai and the Member (A) directed us to meet Commissioner (Coord) and Joint Secretary (A) to know the status as he did not have any latest inputs about the issues, as told by him. Accordingly, we met JS (A) on 05th and had a meeting for about 45 mins and conveyed him that all the promotions are still at halt due to the letters issued by Mr. B.K. Manthan, the Under Secretary of Ad IIIA & IIIB. He immediately called up Mr. Manthan and said to come with file next day and find out the probable solution to remove the deadlock for grant of promotion. However, he repeatedly said that Mr. Rajpal Singh, the predecessor of Mr. Manthan was to be blamed for this situation and not the latter.

            Later in the day, we met Commissioner (Coord) and had discussion on CAO DPC and AO promotion issues. She confirmed that the proposal for review DPC was accepted by UPSC and date will be given by them anytime soon. She said the regular DPC can be held only after review DPC as instructed by UPSC, however, she asserted that she would look into it personally to get these DPCs held at the earliest. This was also conveyed to us that the documents from a couple of places are yet to be received for regular DPC of CAO. Regarding amendment of RR of AO, it is told that Board could convince DoPT after a series of meeting that this RR needs to be notified soon as there is huge shortage of AOs in the field level. It is also learnt that the demand of this association to not have any provision of Direct recruitment in the RR is also met. Now, the provision will be 100% promotion quota failing which posts to be filled up by deputation. We expect that the RRs will be notified within a couple of months.
            On 06th December 2018, the Regional Secretaries of North and West Zone also joined us and we visited Ad IIIA and Ad IIIB Sections and had a long meeting with Deputy Secretary, where the Under Secretary Mr. B.K. Manthan was also present. During the meeting, we produced all our papers in support of our claim that the promotions in the field formations were granted on the direction of Board and as per Rules. Hence the letters, issued by Board to some Zones to take ‘corrective action’ are completely wrong decision. We requested them to withdraw those letters and open the doors of promotion. The DS gave a patient hearing and noted all the points and assured us to take up the things with JS (A) and Member (A), CBIC. The same afternoon, they went to meet JS (A) with all the papers.

            The liaison Secretary will pursue the issue and we will again visit Board office after a fortnight to keep a track on regular basis.

            Let us hope to get positive response from Board in a fortnight otherwise we may have to resort to other means to pressurize Board to fulfill our demands

            Jai Hind. Jai AICESTMOA.

                                                                                                                         Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                                        Secretary General

Friday, November 23, 2018


Wish all members a very happy GURPURAB. May Waheguru bestow his blessings upon you all.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


May this Deepavali be the harbinger of Joy, Prosperity and Positivity. Wish u all a very Happy Deepavali. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Black Badge Programme

        A successful black badge programme has been observed across all the offices of CBIC
on 31st October 2018 to show the power of unity. This has been a peaceful protest in the series of two programmes. The first one, the Lunch hour demonstration, on 11th October 2018 has also seen the spontaneous participation of ministerial cadre officers. The programmes were observed to protest the negative attitude of CBIC towards ministerial cadre officers. We hope that Board will understand the pain and agony of the officers of this cadre and change its attitude and fulfill the demands. If still the same attitude continues, the officers are ready to take stronger protest programmes to get their rightful demands fulfilled.

         Our unity is our strength. Jai Hind.

         Let us have a glimpse of our black badge programme.    





                                                                                                                             Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                              Secretary General

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Black Badge Programme

Good morning friends,

            After making our ‘Lunch Hour Demonstration’ successful, today we are observing our 2nd peaceful protest programme, the ‘Black Badge Wearing’. Let us make it a huge success. Let each and every ministerial officer wear the badge today to convey our justified demands to authority.

            Our unity is our strength. All the best!

                                                                                                                Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                              Secretary General

Black Badge

Friday, October 19, 2018


Wish all of you a very happy Dussehra. May Goddess Durga take away all your worries and bless you with health, wealth & prosperity.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

peaceful protest

      We have forwarded a joint submission (alongwith two other Customs Ministerial Associations) to Chairman, CBIC, to inform him that we are going to observe lunch hour demonstration at all the offices of CBIC on 11-10-2018 and all the ministerial officers will wear black badge on 30-10-2018. This will be in the form of peaceful protest against the negative attitude of CBIC towards Ministerial cadre officers. The letter is appended herewith (Letter). We hope that Board will realize the problem of ministerial officers in respect of promotional aspects and do take necessary measure.
      All ministerial officers of CBIC are requested to join hands in this peaceful protest programme.
      Thanking you.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yours sincerely,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Secretary General

Monday, October 1, 2018


                The DPC for CAO is held up for the want of documents as desired vide Board letter dated 12-09-2018, as we mentioned in our previous post. The documents have not reached the Board office from many zones. We once again request all concerned officers and our zonal leaders to take appropriate measure to forward the documents at the earliest. As per latest updates the documents from following zones have not reached yet :

                Review DPC : Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Ranchi, Vadodara

                Regular : Mumbai, Chennai, Lucknow, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, CBN

                Thanking you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yours sincerely,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Secretary General

Sunday, September 23, 2018


                We have visited the Board offices on 13th and 14th of this month and met the officials, including Member (A) and Commissioner (Coord), to find out the status of all our issues. We met Member (A) in his visiting hours, hence a detail discussion could not take place on all the issues. It was learnt that a meeting took place on 11/09/2018 at DGHRD office, chaired by Member (A), attended by all officials of concerned Sections and all our issues were discussed. The Status of the issues, as learnt, are placed below:

DPC to the grade of CAO : The proposal of DPC for CAO was sent to UPSC but it was instructed to conduct a review DPC of the last DPC held in the year 2016. The reason being, during that period some of the reserved category post could not be filled up due to non-availability of All India Seniority List of AO from 01.01.2009 onwards, which need to be filled up before conducting further DPC. Accordingly, Board has sought Vigilance Clearance Certificate as on date for the officers, who were eligible for promotion on that date (The list). As we always pressurized Board to conduct review DPC and regular DPC together, Board has also sought required documents for regular DPC, as consideration zone has been increased (The List).

                It is requested to all the zonal leaders and concerned officials to take initiative to forward the documents at the earliest, so that the DPC can be conducted. Some zones have taken initiative and already forwarded documents for both the DPC and hope the rest will forwarded in a short period. The last date to reach the documents to Board was 17.09.2018.
Promotion to the grade of AO : The amended Recruitment Rules of Administrative Officers is still not accepted by DoPT due to non-matching of their prescribed guidelines of ratio of promotional posts to the feeder grade posts. As the meeting between the Chairman, CBIC and the Secretary, DoPT also did not yield result, we have demanded to issue immediate instruction for promotion to the officers who fulfill the eligibility criteria. It is told that soon the proposal would be forwarded to DoPT for its concurrence. We have reiterated to the Board officials that in many field formations the charge of AO is given to Superintendents, which is completely unacceptable to this association. It is learnt that Board is going to have another meeting with DoPT to get clearance for this promotion.

Amendment of Recruitment Rules of EA and Inspector : Ad III A Section put up the file for amendment of EA RR with the recommendation of SSC to decrease the key depression speed for EA direct recruitment along with making it a desirable qualification. It is told, the files for reduction of qualifying service to bring it at par with CBDT will be put up at a later stage. The association is not accepting this logic, hence demanded to put up the files immediately as per suggestions of DGHRD and various heads of Field formations. We also requested Member (A) to allow promotion to the grade of EA, in the field formations, where the promotions are held up due to issuance of letters by Board on 04.01.2018 and 11.01.2018 and awaiting for further instruction from Board to continue with promotion to this grade, so that the officers of same batch can have similar opportunity in having promotion across CBIC. Member (A) informed that a committee is looking into the issue.

                Meanwhile, the 3rd meeting of Anomaly committee is scheduled to be held at Kalpavriksha, North Block, New Delhi on 26th September 2018 (Letter). Our demand to increase Pay Level of Tax Assistant will be put up vehemently.

                Thanking you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Secretary General

Monday, September 3, 2018

Seniority List


            Draft All India Seniority List of Administrative Officer from 01.07.2014 to 31.12.2016 has been published by DGHRD, CBIC for information of all concerned. If any discrepancy observed by any officer may bring it to the notice of his/her Cadre Controlling Authorities and forward the same to DGHRD office through CCA within 15 days of its publication. After that it will be finalized and consider for promotion to the CAO whenever the vacancy arises. The list is attached herewith for perusal.

            Thanking you.
                                                                                                           Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                         Secretary General
Draft AISL

Sunday, September 2, 2018


On the auspicious occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami we wish all of you 
and your families 
'Happy Janmashtami' 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Raksha Bandhan

On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, we convey our best wishes to all our brothers and sisters and let us make the bond of brotherhood stronger than ever before. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Independence Day

Wish all our members, well wishers and their families a very happy Independence Day.