Address for Communication

Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Kendriya Shulk Bhawan, Lal Bahadur Stadium Road, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad-500004,Telangana State.




Shri Ashim Pramanick (President), Mr. G. Samdani Khan (Secretary General), Shri Shankar Kumar Saha (AGS), Shri Ram Lalit (AGS), Shri Vikash Kumar Gupta (Organising Secretary) and other Office bearers will be in Delhi from 21.07.2015 to 23.07.2015 and will attend the meeting with Hon'ble Member (P&V) on 21.07.15 at 11.30 a.m. and have sought appointment with Board Chairman during the period of stay in Delhi to discuss and to know the present status of our four agenda points given in the appointment letter below:

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy Gandhi Jayanti - 2nd October, 2015

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2nd October every year as the Birth Day of Mahatma Gandhi, “Father of the Nation”. Gandhi Jayanti is a National Holiday Festival celebrated in India.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


The leaders of the Association shall take part to the JAC meeting on 4th Oct, 2015 at Conference Hall of C.R. Building, New Delhi.  The meeting of the Executive Committee of this Association has also been convened on 5th Oct, 2015 in New Delhi.  The Notice is posted below:

(Ashim Pramanick)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Amendments of the Recruitment Rules for the post of Tax Assistant under CBEC

Board has made amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Tax Assistant (TA) issued vide GSR 12(E), which has been the demand of this Association for quiet a long time.  This will facilitate promotion to the grade of Tax Assistant by counting the length of service rendered in the grade of Havaldar. Board's forwarding letter dated 22.09.2015 along with the amendment of TA RR issued vide GSR 12(E) is posted below:

             Sd/-                               Sd/-
(G. Samdani Khan)  (Ashim Pramanick)
Secretary General                    President

Monday, September 21, 2015


Dear Comrades,

Our Association has always been proactive in settling the pending issues (as discussed in our earlier message).  Our Secretary General, G. Samdani Khan once again took the pain to visit to Delhi to meet Hon'ble Member (P&V) and other Senior Officers on 14th September & 15th September, 2015.  Shri T. Purushothama Reddy, Treasurer accompanied him.  Their visit has provided yet another persuasive push.

    The clarification of promotion to pre-restructured posts has been issued on 17.09.2015(as already posted).  We also expect the amendment of the Recruitment Rule of Tax Assistant by way of notification in Extra Ordinary Gazette in a few days.  This will facilitate promotion to Tax Assistant of LDCs by counting the service of Havaldar.  The Relaxation in the Recruitment Rules for pre-restructured posts are also being considered actively in the Board.  The Member (P&V) and other Senior Officers have assured a decision on this front.  

The visit of Secretary General has also given some momentum on DPC for promotion to Chief Accounts Officer.  He met DG (HRD) ADG (HRM) & DS, Ad-IIA on the issue.  We will hope to share some more information on the issue in our next message.

Yours Comradely,

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(Ashim Pramanick)      (G. Samdani Khan)
President                       Secretary General

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Dear Comrades,
                        After long struggle of this Association it has been possible that we have got the clarification from the Board, for filling up of vacancies of the posts of Inspector, STA & DOS, which is given below: The message of recent Delhi visit by our Secretary General is being given in our next message.

Yours Comradely,

(Ashim Pramanick)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cabinet approves 6% hike in DA for Central Govt. Employees

          NEW DELHI: Good news for Central Government Employees. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 119% from 113%, which will potentially benefit over one crore government employees and pensioners. 
       The proposal to increase DA by six percentage points was taken at a meeting by the Union Cabinet.  DA is paid as proportion of the basic pay. Earlier in April, the government had hiked DA by 6% to 113% of their basic pay with effect from January. 

         The proposed DA hike will take effect from July, 1. As per the agreed formula, the DA rate increase is an average of 12-month consumer price index-industrial workers from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. 

       The proposed hike is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th pay commission, which will benefit 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners. 

     Last month, the Cabinet had given approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central pay commission by four months up to December, 31.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Wish you all a very Happy Independence Day and let’s show respect for mother India. Let all of us raise our hand together to celebrate Happy Independence Day. This is the day to raise India’s flag high and wave it with respect as it’s our Independence Day. Liberty bells have starting to ring as this it’s time to celebrate happy Independence Day. Let’s stand up high to show respect for the ones who died for the independence of India. Sing the national anthem with Indian flags in hand to celebrate Happy Independence Day. Being a proud Indian, wish you all a very Happy Independence Day. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Dear Comrades,

We met Hon’ble Member (P&V) on 21.07.2015 and Hon’ble Chairman on 23rd July, 2015.  All the meetings were held in a cordial atmosphere.  The Association expressed their opinion very strongly and ventilated the grievances of our members. 

Meeting with Hon’ble Member (P&V), CBEC ON 21ST JULY, 2015:

The representatives Mr. G. Samdani Khan ( Secretary General), Shri Shankar Kumar Saha (ASG), Shri Ram Lalit  (ASG) & myself of this Association met Member (P&V) 21st of July, 2015.  The meeting lasted for more than one hour as informed earlier four issues were taken up in the first place 1.Promotion to CAO 2.One Time Relaxation in RRs 3.Suitable clarification on Board’s letter dated 15.04.15 regarding re-designation of EA   4. Amendment in RR of TA.    The issues have been discussed threadbare.  The problems being experienced by the Board was shared.  The Association also on their part suggested the way out and the remedial measures. 

  1. DPC for Promotion to CAO for the vacancy years 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16:
As far as the promotion to CAO is concerned the basic problem lies with the disparity in the Seniority List of A.O.s as the 37 names which were there in the previous Seniority List of Administrative Officers did not figure in the latest Seniority List published by the DGHRD that disparity has to be sorted out first for that, action has been taken on a war footing and it is expected that the revised and the corrected Seniority List would be finalized by DGHRD very shortly following which the proposal for promotion to CAO will take final shape.  The Member (P&V) has assured to take action expeditiously and the Association has also committed to co-operate and rather help the Board to the extent possible.

  1. One time Relaxation in RRs of Inspector, Stenographer, STA & TA:
As per as Relaxation to Recruitment Rules to facilitates promotions particularly to the post of Inspector is concerned the Member (P&V) wanted some more data to firm up the proposal so that it receives acceptance at the higher level.  Board wanted some more data like vacancies lying in the pre-restructured posts as well as in the post-restructured posts, the people who can be promoted by way of such relaxation.  The position as far as stagnations are concerned such data have to be collected from the zones for which letters have already been issued.  May I request the zonal leaders to follow the matter in their respective zones and ensure that the replies are sent as early as possible.

  1. To modify the Board’s letter dated 15.04.15 regarding re-designation of STA & DOS as Executive Assistant:
On the question of issuing a clarification for promotions to the pre-restructured posts on the basis of the existing Recruitment Rules.  The Member was apprised that the difficulties being experienced by some zones.  We also impressed upon her the need for a suitable clarification from the Board so that the promotion at the zonal level continues to take place on the basis of the existing Recruitment Rules.  The problems basically lies with the Board’s letter dated 15.04.2015 in which the post of Executive Assistant was stated to have been created w.e.f. the date of issue of the Cadre Restructuring order i.e. 18.12.2013.  We believe the post of Executive Assistant should be construed to have been created from the date of notification of Recruitment Rule which is yet to take place.  Hence, promotion can continue with the present Recruitment Rule.  The Member (P&V) has assured to look into the matter and necessary clarification to that effect.

  1. Amendment in RR of Tax Assistant, notified on 10.01.2014:
We were also informed that the Recruitment Rule of Tax Assistant is also being amended to include the service of Havaldar in the feeder posts.  This will also facilitate promotion to the post of Tax Assistant.  The file is informed to be pending with Ministry of Law and it was also informed that the Board will pursue to get it done as early as possible.
Special Drive for Direct Recruitment for the post of Tax Assistant:

The Association also took up the issue of Special Drive for direct recruitment of Tax Assistants (CLICK HERE FOR OUR SUBMISSION).  We highlighted that there are lots of vacancies in various zones particularly in the post of TA and it has become almost impossible to run the show with such a huge amount of vacancies at the field formations and at the very ground level.  It has resulted in unbearable pressure on the administration.  We have also written to take initiative for a Special Drive for recruitment in the post of Tax Assistant and which Member has also assured.

Counting of total service of DOS & STA for the purpose of promotion to Administrative Officer:

We also drew the notice of Member (P&V) to the fact that sizeable no. of vacancies lie in the post of Administrative Officer, which cannot be filled up for want of eligible DOS.  We requested that as per the guidelines of DoPT the officers who have worked more than 5 years in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- in PB-2 i.e. in the posts of STA and DOS taken together be considered for the post of Administrative Officer (CLICK HERE FOR OUR SUBMISSION).  In that event promotions can take place in various zones.  It is also learnt that some zones have already implemented this principle while granting promotions to Administrative Officer.  Member (P&V) assured to examine this issue. The meeting ended in positive note.  The Member said that she would try to do whatever doable and assured a regular interaction with the Association.

Meeting with Hon’ble Chairman, CBEC ON 23RD JULY, 2015:

              As you are also aware that our Association is a part of Joint Action Committee.  Our leader is one of the joint convenor of the JAC.  The JAC had a meeting with Hon’ble Chairman at around 12’O Clock on 23rd July, 2015.  The 11 points agenda (already informed by our earlier message dated.29.06.15.) was the subject of discussions.  The meeting was attended by the Member (P&V) & Member (Central Excise) holding the charge of DGHRD.  Senior Board officials were also present in the meeting.  The representatives of all the constituent Associations attended the meeting.

   Each point was discussed separately.  The Chairman & the Members gave a patient hearing to our submissions.  The issues involve the common interest of the entire cadre.  The Chairman was very kind to inform us about the state of affair on GST and the larger role that the departmental officers have to play in the Post-GST scenario.  It was also assured that our concern on proper implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC as well as detection of anomalies would be addressed after 7th CPC submits its report.  The precarious state of Ministerial Cadre in terms of Pay scale, hierarchy and the delayed promotions, have been highlighted in the meeting.  It was also assured that Minutes on each of the points will be issued which will form the basis for future action and negotiation.

Meeting with Secretary (Revenue) on 29.07.2015 at 3.30 P.M.:

The Joint Action Committee met Secretary (Revenue) on 29th July, 2015.  The issues raised by the JAC has once again been discussed with Secretary (Revenue).  The disparity between CBDT and CBEC has been highlighted.  Shri Ram Lalit represented our Association in the meeting.  The leaders from Superintendent Association, Customs Group-C non ministerial Association and Customs Ministerial Association also attended the meeting.

Yours Comradely,

(Ashim Pramanick)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ex-President, APJ Abdul Kalam dies in Shillong at 83

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘Missile Man’ who became popular as ‘People’s President’ died on Monday after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in evening.

APJ Abdul Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, was confirmed dead more than two hours after he was wheeled into the ICU of Bethany hospital in a critical condition following the collapse at around 6.30 PM.

      Arriving at the Indian Institute of Management around 5.40 PM, he took rest for sometime and started the lecture on ‘Livable Planet’ at 6.35 pm. He collapsed five minutes later, according to Director, IIM-Shillong, Prof De. Kalam last tweeted “Going to Shillong to take course on livable planet at IIM.”

He was admitted to the Bethany hospital at 7 PM, a km away from the Institute. De said the hospital authority told him that Kalam died due to cardiac arrest.

      The body was taken to the Military Hospital and will be kept there for the night. It will be taken by an Air Force helicopter to Guwahati at 5.30 am on Tuesday and from there to Delhi by a special aircraft.

Considered the most popular President, APJ Abdul Kalam became the 11th head of the state and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007 but lack of consensus denied a second term in office for a man who came from outside the rough and tumble of politics.

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmughanathan, who rushed to the hospital on hearing the news of his admission, said Kalam died at 7.45 pm. Despite medical team best efforts, he could not be revived.

Chief Secretary P B O Warjiri told reporters outside the hospital that he had spoken to Union Home Secretary L C Goyal asking for necessary arrangements to be made for carrying Kalam’s body from Guwahati to Delhi tomorrow morning.

“The former President has been admitted to Bethany hospital in a critical condition,” M Kharkrang, SP Khasi Hills said earlier.

Doctors from the army hospital and North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) rushed to Bethany hospital but their efforts proved to be of no avail.

A seven-day national mourning will be declared by the Center, Union Home Secretary L C Goyal said. Both the Houses of Parliament are likely to make obituary references and adjourn as a mark of respect to his memory.

     President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers and leaders cutting across political lines condoled Kalam’s death and hailed him as people’s President who will remain so even after death.  Modi described him as ‘marg darshak’.

A Bharat Ratna, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam rose from humble origins to become the President in the most unexpected manner during the NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. His victory was a foregone conclusion after an all party consensus minus the left parties which fielded Captain Lakshmi Seghal of the INA fame.

       Born in 1931 in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu in a poor family, he studied aeronautics engineering from Madras Institute of Technology-Madras.

Kalam was considered the brain of missile programme in India and as Chief Scientific Adviser to Vajpayee he was also instrumental in the Pokhran nuclear tests in 1998.

      He had the distinction of becoming the first President to fly a Sukhoi fighter jet, go in a submarine and visit high-altitude Siachen besides LoC. He was also the first President to address the Indian Science Congress in 90 years.

       As President, Kalam utilised any opportunity that came to him to address students, especially  school children, to dream big so that they became achievers in life.

A bachelor, the former President was a veena player and was deeply interested in Carnatic music. He was a vegetarian all his life.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Onetime relaxation in the Recruitment Rule of Inspector, Senior Tax Assistant, Stenographer Grade-I (erstwhile Steno Grade –I & II) and Tax Assistant

Dear Comrades,

     Office bearers of this Association met the Hon'ble Chairman, Hon'ble Member (P&V), Hon'ble Member (Central Excise) (DGHRD) on 21.07.2015.  They have threadbare discussions on the pending issues because of our insistence.  The Board has decided to take some decision on the issue of granting relaxation for promotion.  They have issued a letter on 21.07.2015 (CLICK HERE).  Zones are requested to furnish the report in the prescribed format without which file will not be complete and ready to be placed before the Competent Authority for any decision. 

      Details will follow.

   Leaders are still there in New Delhi and following up the issues with various Deputy Secretary/Under Secretary.  They will also attend the meeting as a part of JAC tomorrow on 23.07.2015.

     With regards,

           Yours Comradely,

Sd/-                              Sd/-

(Ashim Pramanick)     (G. Samdani Khan)

       President               Secretary General

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Shri Ashim Pramanick (President), Mr. G. Samdani Khan (Secretary General), Shri Shankar Kumar Saha (AGS), Shri Ram Lalit (AGS), Shri Vikash Kumar Gupta (Organising Secretary) and other Office bearers will be in Delhi from 21.07.2015 to 23.07.2015 and will attend the meeting with Hon'ble Member (P&V) on 21.07.15 at 11.30 a.m. and have sought appointment with Board Chairman during the period of stay in Delhi to discuss and to know the present status of our four agenda points given in the appointment letter below:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

APPOINTMENT WITH MEMBER (P&V) ON 21st July, 2015 AT 11.30 HRS.

Dear Comrades,

Member (P&V), CBEC has given us appointment on 21st July, 2015 at 11.30 a.m.


It is also informed that meeting of JAC with Hon'ble Chairman, CBEC has been confirmed on 23.07.2015 at 2.30 p.m. in Kalpvriksha Conference Hall in North Block.

Yours Comradely,
(G. Samdani Khan)
Secretary General


Friday, July 17, 2015


From :

(Ashim Pramanick)                &                  (G. Samdani Khan)
      President                                                Secretary General

Monday, June 29, 2015


Dear Comrades,

As, I have already reported that we were among the six All India Associations, invited for discussions by the 7th CPC on 17.06.2015.  As you are aware that our submission before the 7th CPC was already made in 2014 (CLICK HERE TO SEE).  In order to have a more focused and pointed discussions, we prepared a gist of our submission, specifying the premises of our demands, indicating the discrimination and sufferings, mated out to ministerial cadre for years together (CLICK HERE TO SEE).

The meeting started at 12’o Clock as scheduled and all the six Associations were given the opportunity to represent separately.  Our Associations initiated the discussions.  We apprised the Chairman, Hon’ble Justice A.K. Mathur and other members, Shri Vivek Rae, Shri Rathin Roy and Mrs. Meena Agarwal, Secretary, and Shri Samir Kumar Sinha, Jt. Secretary of 7th Pay Commission, about the poor state of affair as far as the Pay Scales of Ministerial Officers are concerned.  Essentially we stressed that our Cadre should not be treated as a common cadre.  It is also department -specific.  The duties performed by the different Ministerial posts also aimed at Revenue realization at certain labels  and in some formations as  the very nomenclature of designations suggests.  We also gave specific examples.  We also drew attention of the 7th CPC that 6th CPC has categorically recommended for complete parity between HQ. organizations and field formations which has been denied by govt.   The 7th CPC has also assured to consider this aspect.  The disparity between CBEC and CBDT was also pointed out.  We were able to evoke a patient hearing from the 7th CPC.  We also met other officials of 7th CPC to amplify our case and provide them the supporting documents.  The specifics of the demands made would be known from our submission linked herewith (CLICK HERE for SubmissionAnnx-I, Annx-II, Annx-III, Annx-IV).


                    Meeting held at NACEN, KOLKAT

I would also like to inform you that a meeting of all the Associations in CBEC was held in NACEN, Kolkata on 28.06.2015.  The convenor  of this meeting has been Shri Loknath Mishra, on behalf of IRS (Central Excise & Customs) Promotee Officers’ Association.  The details of the representatives of the Associations, who attended  the meeting  is linked herewith (CLICK HERE).

Myself and Shri Shankar Kumar Saha, ASG represented our Association in the meeting.  All the leaders expressed the necessity to form a Joint Platform, particularly to face the eventuality arising out of the recommendation of the 7th CPC and impending implementation of the GST regime in the department.  After prolonged deliberation, it was decided to form a Joint Action Committee (JAC) of all the Associations in CBEC.  The President and Secretary General shall constitute the General Body of the JAC.  Shri Loknath  Mishra was nominated as Chief Convenor of the JAC besides four other Joint Convenors (two from Central Excise and two from Customs) have also been selected unanimously.  They are :

1. Shri  Ravi Malik, President, All India Association of Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers (AIACEGEO).
2. Shri Ashim Pramanick, President, All India Central Excise and Service Tax Ministerial Officers Association (AICESTMOA).
3. Shri Veneugopalam Nair, President, All India Customs Preventive Service Federation.
4. Shri Ashish Chakraborty, General Secretary, All India Customs Group-C Officers Association.

A charter of demands covering common issues (CLICK HERE), involving the interest of all the officers in CBEC was also drawn in the post lunch session.  It was also decided to write to CBEC with the Charter of demands and seek appointment on behalf of JAC.

1. The CBEC should consult the member of associations/federations before submitting the views of the CBEC to the 7th CPC. A meeting of all the associations/federations must be convened by Board in this regard immediately.
2. Timely DPCs should be ensured and all the vacancies in all the cadres should be filled up immediately for smooth and seamless functioning of the department.
3. Unfilled vacancies at higher levels for the want of eligible candidates may be downgraded under GFR 254  and filled up with lower officials.
4. The units turnover of more than Rs 10 laks should not be given to the states and the CBEC should consult with the staff associations/federations before making any organisational changes with reference to implementation of GST. Proper training should be imparted to all officers concerned for implementation of GST.
5. All recruitment rules should be finalised in consultations with the associations/federations concerned on immediate basis.
6. Minimum Five functional promotions must be granted in the career of an employee entering the department.
7. MACP anomalies must be removed immediately without any further delay.
8. Time bound disposal of vigilance cases should be ensured.
9. Immediate provisions of essential infrastructure and office space to all officers as per the prescribed norms.
10. Employee Grievance Redressal Mechanism is to be put in place at Central as well as zonal level for on the spot redressal of staff grievances.
11. The 1% incremental incentive amount should percolate down to the welfare of all cadres in the department in proportion their strength.
12. Implementation of the comprehensive health insurance scheme at the earliest.  

This Association would like to express its gratitude to the leaders of IRS (Indirect Tax) Officers Association (formerly known as IRS (Central Excise & Customs) Promotee Officers’ Association for taking this initiative to bring all the Associations under one umbrella.  The beginning has been made.  The success shall live in our combined action in the coming days.

Yours Comradely,

(Ashim Pramanick)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

MEETING WITH 7th CPC ON 17.06.2015

The President & Vice-President of AICESTMOA had been to Delhi from 16.06.15 to 17.06.15 and they appeared before the 7th Central Pay Commission meeting on 17.06.2015 at 12.00 Hrs. as per the scheduled invitation, for tendering oral evidence in support of the Memorandum. The Chairman and other Members of the 7th CPC gave a patient hearing of the proposals. The details of the meeting will be given shortly.

Monday, June 15, 2015


Hon'ble Ms. Meena Agarwal, Secretary, Government of India, 7th Central Pay Commission, in her letter D.O. No.7CPC/158/ Meetings/2015  dated 15.06.2015, has given appointment to Shri Ashim Pramanick, President of All India Central Excise & Service Tax Ministerial Officers Association, at 12.00 Hrs. on 17th June, 2015 in the Conference Room, 1st Floor, B-14/1, Chatrapati Shivaji Bhavan, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi (Click here to see our submission dt. 31.07.14 before 7th CPC). The same D.O. letter dated 15.06.15 is given below:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Visit to Delhi from 08.06.15 to 11.06.15

Meetings with Board Officials:
Secretary General, Mr. G Samdani Khan along with Assistant Secretary General, Shri Shankar Kumar Saha and Shri Suman Sarkar from Kolkata, Assistant Secretary General, Shri Ram Lalit from Chandigarh and Organizing Secretary, Shri Vikas Kumar Gupta from Ahmedabad had been in Delhi from 08 Jun to 11 Jun 2015, to pursue various issues.  Appointments were sought from Hon’ble Chairman, Hon’ble Member (P&V) & JS (Adm.) of CBEC on the following agenda points and other miscellaneous issues: 
Gist of the discussions is given as below:
  1.   DPC for promotion to the grade to Chief Accounts Officer (CAO) from Administrative Officer (AO) for the vacancy years 2013-14, & 2014-15:
Since there has been a dispute arisen in the Seniority List of AOs, where 37 names have been reported to be omitted in the present updated Seniority List. The office of DGHRD was rigorously pursued to take necessary action to correct the situation (Click here to see our submission).  Accordingly a letter was issued on the very same day vide letter under F.No.8/B/78/HRD (HRM)/2015/ 2807 dated 09.06.2015 (Click here to see the Board letter dated 09.06.15). This Association requested to conduct the DPC at the very earliest by exploring all options. A submission has been put forward by this association to the concerned Authority for due consideration. It has been assured that the matter will be looked into on priority basis.

   2.  One time relaxation in Recruitment Rules  of Inspector, Stenographer, STA & TA due to Cadre Restructuring:
Issue of grant of one time relaxation, in the existing RR for promotion to the grade of Inspector, STA and TA, has been taken up with the Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary of AD-IIIA/B. They have been apprised of the situation, which will badly affect the working environment, due to shortfall of manpower in every cadre, if the relaxation is not granted (Click here to see our submission). They were apparently impressed and positive action is expected.

  3.  Re-designation of the posts of STA & DOS as Executive Assistant:

The confusion created among the field formations due to issue of Board’s Letter dated 15.04.2015 was once again brought to the notice of the Board and request was made to issue a clarification to the Commissionerates. A submission has also been made on this issue (Click here to see the submission).

   4.    Amendment/Rectification in RR of Tax Assistant, notified under GSR.12 (E) dated 10.01.2014 (Ad.IIB):

The combined service of LDC and Head Havalder for counting the qualifying service for promotion to Tax Assistant, notified in the recently published Recruitment Rule of Tax Assistant, has been not in order as pointed out many a times in the past, has been explained to the concerned officers. It has been requested to amend the RR be issued in near future, where the word ‘Head Havalder’ will be replaced by the word ‘Havalder’ (Click here to see our submission).

We also pursued to our earlier demands to incorporate a "Retention Clause" in the new Recruitment Rules of Inspector and Executive Assistant.

It is also requested to incorporate a clause in the upcoming Recruitment Rules, which will ascertain that while counting the qualifying service for promotion to next higher grade, the total service rendered in the same ‘Grade Pay’ will be considered, e.g. for AO promotion, the service rendered in the grade of STA and DOS will be counted as qualifying service.

Meeting with Hon’ble Member (P&V) on 11.06.15:

Members of the Association had a meeting with Hon'ble Member (P&V), CBEC, Ms. Vanaja N Sarna on 11.06.2015 in presence of the Deputy/Under Secretaries of AD-IIA/B, AD-IIIA/B and  AD-IV.  Madam wanted to know if this was the only Association for the Ministerial Cadre. It was clarified to her that it was the only Association of Central Excise and Service Tax Ministerial Officers (Click here to see the intimation letter of new Executive Committee).  She said that she had gone through all the issues, which were projected as Agenda Points for the meeting and accordingly instructed the concerned officers to put the files before her. The members were informed that a reply will definitely be given shortly about the status of the ongoing issues. Meetings ended with cordiality.

Other than the Agenda issues we also submitted a separate representation for a special drive for recruitment of Tax Assistants (Click here to see our submission).

Yours Comradely,
(G. Samdani Khan)
Secretary General