CAO DPC can be held only when the required documents of eligible officers are reached at Board, complete in all respect. Pls take it on priority and do the needful.

Monday, February 5, 2018


Sincere thanks to all members who made the programme on 01 Feb 2018 successful. Request to respond in similar manner, in future, whenever call is given. Please keep it in mind that it is just to get our legitimate right. 
Yours sincerely,
Secretary General

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


As I informed through my last message that we are going to observe some programs under the banner of 'COC in CBIC', I request once again to all our members to take part actively in these programs. Join hands with other Associations and make it a success. Circular, containing Issues and Demands, has already been issued addressing Central Committee Members & Zonal Leaders.
Thanking You.
Yours sincerely,
Secretary General

Tuesday, January 23, 2018



    We have visited Board and DGHRD offices from 16th to 18th January to pursue the issues and to attend the meeting with CBEC Officials for finalizing the points for forwarding to anomaly committee.

    I have no doubt to say that we are going through rough weather as the Board is not taking care of the issues pertaining to this cadre.

    President and I accompanied by Secretary General of AICMOA (All India Customs Ministerial Officers’ Association), met Member (Admin), CBEC and raised the ongoing issues. Regarding the letters issued by Mr. B.K. Manthan, Under Secretary, on dates 26.12.2017, 04.01.2018 and 11.01.2018, he assured us of having a meeting soon before taking any decision. We tried to make him aware that these letters are just purposely written to ruin the career of ministerial officers and against the letters issued by Board earlier, which were issued as per guidelines of DoPT and various judgments pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Court of the country in different cases. We also requested him to take all possible steps to get the RRs of AO published or else to issue the Instruction for immediate promotion to the grade of AO.

    DPC for promotion to CAO would take some time as required documents pertaining to each individual officer, under consideration, are yet to be reached to Board from field formations. I request the zonal leaders to pursue the matter and take necessary steps to forward the same at the earliest. Board has already issued a reminder for this.

    We (Shri Prosenjit Pandey, AGS of AICESTMOA and Gen Sec of Kolkata was also present) strongly put our points in the meeting, chaired by Member (Admin), CBEC on 17th January 2018 at DGHRD office, for forwarding the demand to raise the Grade Pay (as per 6th CPC) of LDC to RS 2400/-,TA to Rs 2800/-, AO to Rs 4800/- and EA to be at par with CSS Assistant post (now ASO).  

    We also had a meeting with 12 other constituents of COC in CBIC, at C.R. Building, New Delhi on 16th January 2018 to finalize the programmes to put demands in front of Board jointly and unitedly. On 1st February 2018, we will have lunch hour meeting and further submit memorandum to authorities jointly and also by individual association. On 28th February, we will observe ‘Demands day’ by putting black badge and conducting lunch hour demonstration.

    I request all our leaders and members to stand together and raise our voice to overcome the ongoing adversities and obtain our legitimate rights. I am sure, together we will be able reach our goal.

    Long Live AICESTMOA. Jai Hind.

                                       Yours faithfully,


                                       Secretary General

Monday, January 1, 2018

Monday, December 25, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Meeting Notice

We are going to have an extended Executive Committee Meeting on 19th/20th December in New Delhi. All Executive Committee Members and the General Secretaries of the Zones are requested to attend. The letter is attached herewith for information to all our members.

Thanking You.
                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,
                                                                                              Secretary General


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.