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KENDRIYA UTPAD SHULK BHAWAN, 180, SHANTIPALLY, RAJDANGA MAIN ROAD, KOLKATA - 700107, WEST BENGAL

RUNNING MESSAGE

Shri Pranab Kumar Das, IRS of 1983 batch has taken over as the new chairman of CBIC. We wish him a happy new year and all success during his tenure as Chairman of CBIC. We also convey our best wishes to Shri S. Ramesh, IRS, the outgoing Chairman of CBIC, a good health and peaceful life.

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

Message


Friends,
          
            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.

                 Jaihind. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yours sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                   Secretary General

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Delhi Visit


Friends,

            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

Gurpurab

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Deepavali

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

Dussehra

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


Friends,
                
      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.

      Jaihind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yours sincerely,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Secretary General

Monday, October 1, 2018

CAO DPC


Friends,
                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

Update


Friends,
                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


Friends,

            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

Janmashtami

 
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.
JAIHIND

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Convention


Friends,

            The convention 2018 has been held at Chandigarh, U.T. on 04th August 2018. Shri H.B. Negi, Honourable Commissioner of Shimla Commissionerate was present as the Chief Guest and graced the occasion. Office bearers of 18 Zones/Units were present in the event. The election of new AIB was held and a total of nine office bearers have been elected in the process. The minutes of the convention will be published soon. The result of the election is received from the Returning Officer of the election, which is attached below for information of all.

            Thanking you.

                                                                                                                         Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                                     Secretary General

Friday, July 20, 2018

Election


Friends,

            I have received a letter alongwith the Notice for election and the Nomination Forms from Shri. Rajinder Malhotra, Superintendent, the designated Returning Officer for the election process of AICESTMOA, to be held on 04th August 2018 at Chandigarh, the venue of Convention-2018.

            The same are attached here for information and necessary action of all concerned.

            Thanking you.

                                                                                                                         Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                                        Secretary General

Letter  Notice  Annexure A  Annexure B

Monday, July 9, 2018

Updates


Friends,

            As we said earlier that during our meeting on 06th March 2018, Member (A), CBEC told us to submit proposal, as suggested by our side, for change of nomenclature of AO Post to increase the Grade Pay from Rs 4600/- to Rs 4800/-, we sent the proposal vide our letter AICESTMOA/35/2018.

            Also, we strongly opposed the framing of separate set of RRs for the same post for the Directorates in CBIC and accordingly forwarded our comments vide our letter AICESTMOA/39/2018.

            Both the letters are appended for information.

            Thanking you.

                                                                                                          Yours sincerely,

                                                                                                        Secretary General


35/2018    39/2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

NATIONAL CONVENTION


Comrades,

    As declared, the national convention of AICESTMOA is going to be held on 04th August 2018 at Chandigarh, U.T. A letter has been published in this regard vide AICESTMOA/38/2018 dated 04th July 2018, which is attached below for all concerned.

    Thanking you.
   
                                        Yours sincerely,

                                       Secretary General


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Update


Friends,

            We had a lot of activities in last a few days.

            The 2nd meeting of Anomaly Committee took place on 24th May 2018 at North Block, New Delhi, under the chairmanship of Additional Revenue Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. Our point for increase of pay of Tax Assistant was discussed at length. Though the official side put their views that different department has different set of work, hence can’t be compared to each other but we put our point that we do a lot of technical work and the TA comes through the same examination (CGLE) with additional qualification of computer proficiency of 8000 k.d.p.h. hence, the pay level should be increased to bring it at par with other departments. We also pointed out that an employee comes through H.S. level examination of SSC, draws the same pay as drawn by a Tax Assistant. They assured that the issue would be examined and will call us again if required. Administrative Officer (AO), being a G.O. post, the committee did not consider the issue for discussion. However, we talked about the discrimination; the AOs of the CBIC are facing in regard to pay. The Chair directed us to take up the issue with Board. The increase of pay of LDC was also taken up but that can take effect only when the pay of TA is increased.
           
            We visited the other offices on 25th and tried to find out the file position of other issues. A D.O. letter was again issued by Commissioner (Coord) for submission of documents for 38 no. of officers, which have some deficiencies by 30th May 2018. Unfortunately, some zones are yet to fulfill the requirement.

            We had submitted another letter to the Chairperson of CBIC to personally intervene in the matter of withdrawal of letters due to which the DPCs are at halt and also to get the promotion to the grade of AO immediately. The Chairman instructed the Member (A) to call us on urgent basis to discuss the issue. This is very urgent for DPC of CAO.

            On 26th May the Gujarat zonal meeting was held at Ahmedabad and a new committee has been formed in my presence. The members were present from almost all the Commissionerate of the State and some of them were included in the present committee. Shri Mohan has taken over as the President and Shri Vikas Kumar as General Secretary of the Zone. We congratulate the new committee and wish them to do well for the cadre.

            We received the call of Member (A), CBIC to attend the meeting on 31st May at his chamber to discuss on two critical issues as mentioned above. President, the Regional Secretary of Northern region and I attended the meeting. General Secretary of Jaipur Zone also accompanied us. We put our points once again in front of the official side with all supporting documents. The Member (A) again asked time to sort out the issue but we wanted to know the time limit. The Pr. ADG of DGHRD requested to submit the documents once again with a copy to him and asked a week time to go through all the papers. He told that we would be called for the discussion again after the given time frame. It was informed that the RRs of Administrative Officer is being forwarded to DoPT through Secretary level for giving the final shape.

            Later, on the day, we met the Chairperson and apprised her of about the dismal condition of the cadre and non action of Board to sort these critical issues. She assured to direct the Member (A) to look into the issues personally and sort it out before she leaves the chair on 30th June.

            We once again request the zones to strengthen themselves and prepare to fight with any adverse situation. Since the convention is only a couple of month away, the due subscription may be deposited to the national account at the earliest.  

            We hope for the best and trying to nurture all the issues through all possible ways.

            Jai Hind.

                                                                                                                           Yours sincerely,
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    -sd-
                                                                                                                        (Sankar Kumar Saha)
                                                                                                                           Secretary General


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Message


Friends,

            Namaskar!

            The required documents in respect of the officers eligible for CAO promotion have been forwarded to Board. The D.O. letter issued by Member (Admn), CBEC, on our demand, has helped to hasten the process. The shortcomings mentioned in the letter were mostly the absence of training certificate. By this time, most of the eligible officers have completed the training and a few left over officers will complete it soon. We have written a letter to Member (Admin), CBEC with request to further accelerate the process so that the DPC can be held in the month of June.

            The 2nd meeting of the anomaly committee, to settle the anomaly arisen out of the last CPC, is scheduled for 24th May 2018 at Kalpavrisksha, North Block. As you all know, we have demanded to increase the grade pay (as per VI CPC) of AO to ` 4800/-, for TA to ` 2800/- and LDC to ` 2400/-, the points will be taken up for discussion as these have been forwarded from our Board after we pressed hard in the meeting on 17.01.2018. We will attend the meeting and also meet other officials to find out the status of all pending issues.

            We have also requested the chairperson, CBEC to give us an appointment to discuss our pending issues. However, it is not granted yet, and it is learnt that Member (Admn) is instructed to talk to us. We will write again and request the chairperson to meet us and give us the desired solution over the critical issues.

            The Executive Committee meeting was held on 06th May 2018, as scheduled and some important decisions have been taken. The minutes of the said meeting is drawn and is appended below. Chandigarh Zone has shown its willingness to hold the convention and was unanimously accepted by all office bearers present in the meeting. Later, Shri Ram Lalit, President informed that the convention will be held on 04th August 2018.

            We congratulate our Vice President Shri Shivaji Valu for his promotion to the grade of Inspector. We are thankful to him for his contribution to this association. Wish him all success for his future in the executive cadre.

            Gujarat Zone is going to have 2nd All Gujarat Convention on 26th May 2018. We wish them all success.

            The submissions are attached herewith for information please.

                                                                                                                           Yours sincerely,
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                    -sd-
                                                                                                                        (Sankar Kumar Saha)
                                                                                                                           Secretary General
                                                                                               
Minutes  Appointment  CAO DPC