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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 judgmment 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.

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