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Dear Comrades, In continuation to my earlier message on 19.12.2014 let me share some of the details on each of the following issues which were taken up during our last visit to Delhi:- 1. Promotion to Chief Accounts Officer (CAO) and updating of Seniority List of Administrative Officers: While it is necessary to update the Seniority List of Administrative Officers, but the same should not be linked with holding of the next DPC of CAO. It was emphasized that Senior Administrative Officers are retiring every month without getting the promotion, despite availability of vacancy in the post of CAO. We have made a submission on this front (Click to see the copies of letters no. 1.Member(P&V) -Page1 & Page2, 2.JS(Admin.) and 3.Chairman). Member (P&V) was in agreement with our suggestion and assured that necessary action will be initiated to hold the DPC for promotion to CAO on the basis of the final Seniority List of Administrative Officer (updated upto 2008). The Member (P&V) has also assured to see that the Seniority List of Administrative Officer is updated on receipt of full facts from the zone (reports were pending from Mumbai, Chennai and DG Inspection as on date). 2. Promotion to the post of Inspector: This Association has made two separate submissions (Click to see the copies for relaxation letters no. 1.Member(P&V) and 2.DGHRD) and (also Click for Retention clause letters no. 1.Chairman, 2.JS(Admin.) and 3.Member(P&V)-Page1 and Page2, one on relaxation of provisions of the existing Recruitment Rule and the other on incorporation of “Retention” clause in the forthcoming Recruitment Rule of Inspector. The issues were discussed at length with Member (P&V), Deputy Secretary, Ad.IIIA & Ad.IIIB and Under Secretary, Ad.IIIA & Ad.IIIB. It was assured that the same will be examined. We need to follow rigorously on this front. I request the zonal leaders to come forward and make a concerted effort. 3. Operation of existing Recruitment Rule of Senior Tax Assistant (STA): It has been the phenomena in most zones that the additional posts created in Executive Assistant (EA), are not being filled up for want of Recruitment Rule of EA etc. It was requested to issue a clarification on this front (Click to see the copies of the letters no. 1.Chairman, 2.JS(Admin.) and 3.Member(P&V)-Page1 & Page2). The fact remains that the existing Recruitment Rule of STA is still in vogue till the RR of EA is notified and it was requested to operate that RR to fill up the vacancies. The response was also positive and we expect some clarification from the Board. 4. Relaxation/Amendment in the Recruitment Rule of Tax Assistant (TA): We have been making this request for quite some time to amend/relax the Recruitment Rule of TA to facilitate promotion from LDC. Board has also assured earlier to consider this request. We once again made similar request to Member (P&V) (Click to see the copies of the letters no. 1.Chairman-Page1 & Page2, 2.Member(P&V)-Page1 & Page2). As tried to impress upon you that issues are required to be followed up on a regular basis to ensure some result. We are certainly lacking on this front. We don’t have the organization manpower to run an effective show at this moment. Thus it is imperative to induct some broadminded, energetic and willing person in the field of All India Association. I have already told you that All India Convention is likely to be held in Hyderabad in 2nd or 3rd week of April, 2015 to come and join us there.

Monday, December 22, 2014

DETAIL REPORT OF DELHI VISIT (DURING THE PERIOD OF 16.12.14 TO 18.12.14)



President - Ashim Pramanick [ Middle ]
Asst. Secretary General - Tarun Kumar Seal [ left hand side ]
Organizing Secretary - G. Samdani Khan [ right hand side ]




Dear Comrades,
                   In continuation to my earlier message on 19.12.2014 let me share some of the details on each of the following issues which were taken up during our last visit to Delhi:-

   1.   Promotion to Chief Accounts Officer (CAO) and updating of Seniority List of Administrative Officers

While it is necessary to update the Seniority List of Administrative Officers, but the same should not be linked with holding of the next DPC of CAO.  It was emphasized that Senior Administrative Officers are retiring every month without getting the promotion, despite availability of vacancy in the post of CAO.  We have made a submission on this front (Click to see the copies of letters no. 1.Member(P&V) -Page1 & Page2, 2.JS(Admin.) and 3.Chairman).

Member (P&V) was in agreement with our suggestion and assured that necessary action will be initiated to hold the DPC for promotion to CAO on the basis of the final Seniority List of Administrative Officer (updated upto 2008).  The Member (P&V) has also assured to see that the Seniority List of Administrative Officer is updated on receipt of full facts from the zones (reports were pending from Mumbai, Chennai and DG Inspection as on date).

    2.   Promotion to the post of Inspector:

This Association has made two separate submissions (Click to see the copies for relaxation letters no. 1.Member(P&V) and 2.DGHRD) and (also Click for Retention clause letters no. 1.Chairman, 2.JS(Admin.) and 3.Member(P&V)-Page1 and Page2, one on relaxation of provisions of the existing Recruitment Rule and the other on incorporation of “Retention” clause in the forthcoming Recruitment Rule of Inspector.  The issues were discussed at length with Member (P&V), Deputy Secretary, Ad.IIIA & Ad.IIIB and Under Secretary, Ad.IIIA & Ad.IIIB.  It was assured that the same will be examined.  We need to follow rigorously on this front.  I request the zonal leaders to come forward and make a concerted effort.

3.   Operation of existing Recruitment Rule of Senior Tax Assistant (STA):

It has been the phenomena in most zones that the additional posts created in Executive Assistant (EA), are not being filled up for want of Recruitment Rule of EA etc.  It was requested to issue a clarification on this front (Click to see the copies of the letters no. 1.Chairman, 2.JS(Admin.) and 3.Member(P&V)-Page1 & Page2).  The fact remains that the existing Recruitment Rule of STA is still in vogue till the RR of EA is notified and it was requested to operate that RR to fill up the vacancies.  The response was also positive and we expect some clarification from the Board.

    4.   Relaxation/Amendment in the Recruitment Rule of Tax Assistant (TA):

We have been making this request for quite some time to amend/relax the Recruitment Rule of TA to facilitate promotion from LDC.  Board has also assured earlier to consider this request.  We once again made similar request to Member (P&V) (Click to see the copies of the letters no. 1.Chairman-Page1 & Page2, 2.Member(P&V)-Page1 & Page2).

As tried to impress upon you that issues are required to be followed up on a regular basis to ensure some result.  We are certainly lacking on this front.  We don’t have the organization manpower to run an effective show at this moment.  Thus it is imperative to induct some broadminded, energetic and willing person in the field of All India Association.  I have already told you that All India Convention is likely to be held in Hyderabad in 2nd or 3rd week of April, 2015 to come and join us there.

          With best wishes.
          Yours Comradely,

Sd/-
(Ashim Pramanick)
President

Saturday, December 20, 2014

NO PROPOSAL TO REDUCE RETIREMENT AGE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM 60 TO 58 YEARS

NO PROPOSAL TO REDUCE RETIREMENT AGE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM 60 TO 58 YEARS – REPLIES MINISTER OF STATE FOR PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.

The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.

The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha.



Press Release of Ministry of Home Affairs
Attention of the Government has been drawn to some news items appearing in a section of the press regarding proposal of the Central Government to reduce the retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years.

It has been clarified that Government has no proposal to reduce the age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years.



Income Tax Deduction from Salaries during FY 2014-15 under Section 192 of Income Tax 1961 – Circular No: 17 / 2014 issued by Income Tax Departmant

Friday, December 19, 2014

MESSAGE FROM DELHI

Dear Comrades,

The leadership of this Association has been to Delhi on 16.12.14, 17.12.14 & 18.12.14.  During our stay, we met Member (P&V) and other Senior Officers in Ad.IIA, Ad.IIIA & IIIB sections and DGHRD.  Following issues were taken up:-

  1. Early DPC for promotion to CAO and allied issues.
  2. Facilitation of promotion to Inspector and relaxation in Recruitment Rules.
  3. Filling the strength, allocated for EA (Executive Assistant) on the basis of the existing Recruitment Rules and allied issues.
  4. Relaxation in the Recruitment Rule of TA.
  5. Other miscellaneous issues.
   Response on the above issues has been positive.  We expect some early action.  Off course we have to follow it up.  I shall give a detail report when I return home. 


We have also decided to hold the next convention to plug the vacancies in the organization of the Association.  It is likely to be conducted by our friends of Hyderabad Unit in the 2nd or 3rd week of April, 2015.  I would like to sensitize my comrades of all the zones to come and join us in Hyderabad to strengthen the organization.  This can enable us to reap maximum benefit for our cadre in the post-cadre Restructuring scenario.  

yours Comradely,

Sd/-
(Ashim Pramanick)
President

Friday, December 5, 2014

MEETING WITH BOARD CHAIRMAN, MEMBER(P&V) & JOINT SECRETARY (ADMIN.)

I am proceeding to Delhi on 15.12.2014.  I have sought appointment with Board Chairman, Member (P&V), and Joint Secretary (Administration), CBEC during the period of my visit to Delhi on 16.12.14, 17.12.14 & 18.12.14.  Letters seeking the appointment are given below:-

I request that any member from the zone or zonal leader come and join me there as per scheduled programme above.





Yours Comradely,
Sd/-
(Ashim Pramanick)
President

Friday, November 28, 2014

PROMOTION ORDER TO CAO ISSUED ON 28.11.2014


       At long last the Promotion Order to Chief Accounts Officer (CAO) has been issued. 

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PROMOTED TO CAO OFFICERS.

       The said Order is given below:




Yours Comradely, 

Sd/-

 (ASHIM PRAMANICK) 
 PRESIDENT

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dear Comrades,                               Dated: 14th Nov,2014.

          Many of our members are wondering as to why the promotion order of Chief Accounts Officer (CAO) is getting delayed so much. We fully share the anxiety. The fact remains that the concerned file has duly been processed for approval of the Competent Authority and we are also trying on our part in best possible manner.  Meanwhile, our Comrades of Bangalore have met Ms. Joy Kumari Chander, Hon'ble Member (P&V) today at Bangalore. Member (P&V) was very kind to give a patient hearing despite her busy schedule.  The issue of present promotion order and the next DPC for CAO for the years 2013-14 and 2014-15 have been represented today also.  I request our friends at various zones to see that all requisite information relating to updation of Seniority List of CAO, ACR/APAR etc. (whenever calls for) are sent at the earliest.

         Meanwhile, I have received many representations from some of the zones, urging for the Association to take up some issues with the Board for immediate redressal.  The issues basically centre around the problems, being experienced in various zones in the matter of promotion to various posts.  The hype created before CR seems to have not been fulfilled, resulting in accumulation of grievance among our members.

          The main problem area after implementation of Cadre Restructuring has been the preserved confusion on appropriateness of length of qualifying service for effecting the promotion to the post of Inspector against the additional strength.  We are trying to resolve the impasse that exists in some of the zones in an appropriate manner.

          Promotion to the grade of Tax Assistant (TA) has also been halted in many zones owing to notification of new Recruitment Rule dated 10.01.2014. The qualifying service has been lengthened and educational qualification has been raised. We had earlier taken up this issue and have been following it up. We will continue to do so with greater thrust.

        Also, it is informed that even the regular promotion Senior Tax Assistant (STA) is not implemented in some of the zones, citing the fact that STA and DOS (Deputy Office Superintendent) posts have been merged as Executive Assistant (EA). It has been clarified by the Board and DoP&T in the past that a post only to be considered to be created once the Recruitment Rule (RR) of such post is notified. Any RR does not become infractuous automatically only through an executive order.  It will continue to be effective till new Rule is notified in its place through laid-down process and after the approval of the Competent Authority.  Therefore, wherever such problem has cropped up, it is suggested that the zonal administration may be requested to take note of the above facts and appreciate that the Recruitment Rule (RR) of STA and DOS are still in vogue, till the RR of Executive Assistant (EA) is notified.
         
This Association is also alive to the need for some relaxation in Recruitment Rule of Inspector in terms of qualifying service and other conditions. There shall be considerable number of vacancies which will not be filled up for want of eligible officers in the feeder post.  In order to impress upon the Board, we need data on number of posts, lying vacant after first phase of DPC, post Cadre Restructuring.  I request to all the zonal leaders to mail me (Email Id : pramanik.ashim4@gmail.com) the following information of their zones at the earliest:-

1. Name of the zone : ........................................................

2.   Number of vacancies in Promotee Quota (PR Quota) of Inspector as on 31.07.2014 (pre-cadre restructuring) : ...................................................

3.  Number of additional posts sanctioned in the PR Quota through Cadre Restructuring as on 01.08.2014: ....................................................

4. Number of posts filled up after Cadre Restructuring (CR) against Point No.2: ................................................

5. Number of posts filled up after Cadre Restructuring (CR) against Point No.3: .................................................

6. Number of pre-cadre restructuring vacancies (Point No.2 - Point No.4): ..........................................................

7. Number of post-cadre restructuring vacancies (Point No.3 - Point No.5): ..........................................................


It will be highly appreciated if the above data is made available with this association, so that the issue of relaxation can be taken up with the Board in a much stronger manner.

The implementation of the judgement of Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh bench dated 17.03.2010 on promotion of officers beyond the age of 50 years to the post of Inspector, has not been uniformed all over the country.  We tried hard to get a clarification from the Board to pave the way for implementation in every zone.  The said clarification has been issued on 03 Nov, 2014 (to see the order click here) which will be of great relief to many of our members.

Thanking you,                       yours Comradely,

Sd/-

(Ashim Pramanick)
President