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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, May 3, 2010

ADVANCE INCREMENT AND PAY FIXATION ON PROMOTION FROM OS TO AO

Pune.

03.05.2010



Dear Members,



The Association has requested the Ministry to grant Advance increment on passing departmental examinations and extend the benefit of the decision of the Supreme Court regarding fixation of pay on promotion from OS to AO, to all similarly placed Officers. Copy of the letters are reproduced hereunder for information.



Yours sincerely,

Sd/-

(THOMAS MONY)

SECRETARY GENERAL



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ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE AND SERVICE TAX MINISTERIAL OFFICER’S ASSOCIATION


Ref No. AICESTMOA/10-20.

Pune, the 27th April, 2010.

To,
The Hon’ble Member (P&V),
Central Board of Excise & Customs,
Ministry of Finance, Deptt., of Revenue,
North Block, NEW DELHI.

Respected Sir,


Sub : Grant of advance increments to officers who qualify Deptt., Exam – reg.

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Kind reference is invited to instruction issued by the Under Secretary (Ad.IX), CBDT vide F.No.1-11020/47/2007-Ad.IX dated 9th September, 2009 on the above cited subject. (copy enclosed for ready reference please)

2. In the various field formations under Central Board of Excise and Customs, advance increments used to be granted to officers who qualify the Departmental Examinations held prior to the Cadre Restructuring of 2001 (for eg., an Lower Division Clerk was entitled to draw two increments incase he qualified the Departmental examination in the first attempt). Since the pre-restructured grade of UDC has been re-designated as Tax Assistant consequent upon restructuring, and taking into consideration the fact that CBDT has extended the benefit of drawing advance increments to the officers in various designations consequent upon restructuring as per letter dated 9th Sept’09 it is kindly requested that a similar dispensation may be granted to all the eligible officers under Central Board of Excise and Customs as per the applicable rules which benefit would be applicable till 31.12.2005 (prior to implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission w.e.f.01.01.2006).

3. Anticipating a favourable decision on the above request, I remain,

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(THOMAS MONY)

SECRETARY GENERAL


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ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE AND SERVICE TAX MINISTERIAL OFFICER’S ASSOCIATION

Ref No. AICESTMOA/10-20

Pune, the 27th April, 2010.

To,
The Hon’ble Member (P&V),
Central Board of Excise & Customs,
Ministry of Finance, Deptt., of Revenue,
North Block, NEW DELHI.

Respected Sir,

Sub : Extending benefit of pay fixation under FR.22(1)(a)(1)
to officers holding posts of erstwhile cadre of O.S. on
merging into the cadre of A.O. after restructuring – reg.
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Kind reference is invited to Board’s letter F.NO.A-26017/31/2007-Ad.II A dated 1st February, 2010 whereby the Commissioner, Central Excise, Bangalore-I has been requested to implement the orders and judgment passed by the Hon’ble CAT, Bangalore bench on 13.2.2008, 17.12.2008 and 18.12.2008 in favour of Ministerial Officers who had challenged Board’s order dated 24th July, 2006 regarding not extending the benefit of pay fixation under FR 22(1)(a)(1) to those erstwhile Office Superintendents who were holding the post of Administrative Officer in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 during the period from 01.01.1996 till 04.06.2002. (relevant copies enclosed for ready reference please)

2. While this Association places on record its appreciation towards the timely initiative taken by some of the Ministerial Officers of Central Excise, Bangalore Comm’te in challenging the denial of pay fixation benefits and attaining finality on the issue legally, ironically it is to observe that the Court directions have been extended restrictively to the applicants. From the Tribunal’s order it can be seen that the impugned order dated 24.07.2006 is quashed and set aside and hence the Board’s instructions contained in its letter F.No.A-26014/7/2001-Ad.II A dated 24th July, 2006 needs to be superseded by fresh orders in line with the Court’s order.

3. In view of the above facts and considering that there were many similarly placed officers who had either represented or are directly affected owing to Board’s order dt.24.07.2006, it is requested that suitable directions may be issued to all the Cadre Controlling Authorities under CBEC for uniform application of the Court order.

Thanking you,


Yours faithfully,
Sd/-

(THOMAS MONY)

SECRETARY GENERAL

Copy submitted for kind information to :


1. The Hon’ble Joint Secretary (Admn), Central Board of Excise & Customs, North Block, New Delhi with a similar request for issuance of uniform instructions to all the Cadre Controlling Authorities in the subject matter please.


3 comments:

Ramnath said...

Dear sirs,
I am Ramanathan, DOS, LTU, Chennai. Here in Chennai, the people find it difficult to convince PAO that DOS are Group B. Because of the above, they are deprived of LTC by air to Northeast from their workplace. Please post the Order stating that DOS are Group B in the Website.

Also, DOS who are superior officers to STA should have been given 4600 grade pay. If the Board is not favouring, it is advisable to go to Legal forums for redressal. It is requested to issue of advisory to all units for gathering more people to get 4600 for DOS through legal forum, if the same is not given by CBEC. It seems that DOS are going to be placed in 4600 gpay with upgradation (it should not be promotion) as they deserve to be in 4600 being promo. post to STA which has two lines where the other line (Inspector) has got 4600 grade pay.
I request Assn. to do the needful in this regard.
Yours sincerely,
Ramnath

All India Central Excise and Service Tax Ministerial officers' Association said...

Dear Ramanathan,

I hope and believe the members of the Association of Chennai Circle are in possession of the RR of DOS. If not do send a mail to the association's ID on aiccemof@gmail.com, on which a copy of the said RR would be forwarded to you. In the RR the post of DOS has been classified as Group 'B' Post and therefore one can easily avail the benefits of traveling by Air to North East..

As regards other points raised by you, the matter is being pursued vigorously as can be seen from the previous posts of the association on the blog..

regards,
AICCEMOF

All India Central Excise and Service Tax Ministerial officers' Association said...

Dear Ramanathan,

I hope and believe the members of the Association of Chennai Circle are in possession of the RR of DOS. If not do send a mail to the association's ID on aiccemof@gmail.com, on which a copy of the said RR would be forwarded to you. In the RR the post of DOS has been classified as Group 'B' Post and therefore one can easily avail the benefits of traveling by Air to North East..

As regards other points raised by you, the matter is being pursued vigorously as can be seen from the previous posts of the association on the blog..

regards,
AICCEMOF