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The emergency executive committee meeting of all India Central Excise and Service Tax Ministerial Officers Association and convention of the Gujarat Unit were held jointy on 23rd January, 2016 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In the very beginning Shri Vikas Kumar Gupta, National Organising Secretary, on behalf of the host unit, welcomed the Hon’ble Chief Guest Dr. Manoj Kumar Rajak, Additional Commissioner, Central Excise, Ahmedabad; Guests of honour Dr. Arvind Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Central Excise, Ahmedabad, Shri Rajesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Central Excise, Ahmedabad; and all the participating delegates from different parts of the country. The name of Shri Ashim Pramanick, the national President of the association was proposed to preside over the meeting. It was seconded by Shri Sankar Kumar Saha, Shri Vikash Kumar Gupta and Shri Indramohan Chaudhury. Everyone sang the national anthem in unison to mark the beginning of the proceedings. Shri (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Rajak, IRS was requested to inaugurate the programme by kindling the lamp and declaring the session open. The President initiated the discussions and gave his inaugural address. He pointed out the fact that it was a great privilege for all of us to assemble on the land of Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi Ji and that too, on the birthday of another great soul of this country Shri Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. We should show our respect to the great patriots through our actions as public servant in nation building in our own capacity and at our own level. The Chief Guest and the special guests also expressed happiness for organizing such a meeting at the national level in Ahmedabad. They urged to consider the need of the department and also assured to take forward our issues to the appropriate echelon for suitable disposal. Then the Secretary General thanked the Chief Guest and the Guests of honour for attending the convention and providing the encouragement and impetus to this association. Subsequently, the proceeding of the meeting of the Gujarat committee began. The representatives from various parts of the state of Gujarat posted at different Commissionerates attended the meeting (Link list). The all India association was receiving repeated requests from various Commissionerates and units of the state of Gujarat to give separate affiliations to their local units. It was impressed upon them that an all Gujarat committee be formed because that is expected to strengthen the organization and in that case the number of members would be sizable and in the event of any organizational activity this will help. A small organization cannot take strong step at the time of necessity. So they have to remain united and strengthen the organization. Accordingly, it was decided to hold a meeting at Ahmedabad to form a committee for the entire state of Gujarat. Representatives offered their opinions and after long deliberation and under the supervision of the all India committee, an all Gujarat Committee was constituted unanimously (Link list). Shri Chetan Shah, former Vice-President of the all India Association and now a Superintendent, contributed positively towards formation of an all Gujarat Committee. The committee will represent the ministerial officers posted in the state of Gujarat and they will be affiliated with the All India body and they will provide the assistance to the all India association and also abide by the call of the all India body. The all India leaders expressed satisfaction over the formation of an all Gujarat Committee by full consensus and it was also assured to the Gujarat committee that all assistance will be provided by the all India body whenever required. In the post lunch session, the discussion on all India issues were taken up. The Secretary General initiated the discussion and briefed the delegates about the development of the following burning issues: 1. Recruitment Rules of Executive Assistant and the action taken by the association and their developments. 2. Developments on our efforts on one time relaxation in the Recruitment Rules. 3. Promotion to the post of Chief Accounts Officer. 4. Issues related to pay to be decided following the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The Secretary General explained in details as to how this association has taken steps in every moment to protect the interest of the members of this association. All representations were made in time and authorities were approached. Shri Ram Lalit, Liaison Secretary, then briefed the latest status on each of the issues. In fact, Shri Ram Lalit visited Delhi enroute Ahmedabad to take stock of the issues and pursued all the issues at appropriate levels. It was informed that Board is not at all positive and responsive to our requests. The Member (P&V) has given assurances on several occasions on the issues of OTR, EA and CAO DPC. But from the experience, it is found that none of the assurances have been realized. In fact, it was noted with great concern that even the file on One Time Relaxation (OTR) has been kept unattended and nothing is moving and even on the RR of EA board is not taking any action to either amend or give any dispensation to our members. Then the members from different zones deliberated upon the issues (Link name list). They took part in the discussion. They explained the problems being faced by the members. They also suggested to take strong action. The option of agitation was also mooted in the meeting. It was discussed at length. The advantages and disadvantages were also discussed. The option for going for legal battle for Recruitment Rules of EA was also mooted after prolonged discussion. It was decided to adopt a too pronged approach on the issue of RR of EA and TA. We will approach at senior level such as the Secretary, Revenue, Govt. of India and above to apprise of our grievances and particularly the disparity that exists between CBDT and CBEC in the matter of RR of EA and TA. If such efforts fail, then we shall go for agitation. Simultaneously, it was also decided to approach the Principal CAT, Delhi at an appropriate time and after further consultations to redress our grievances on RR. Again on the question on one time relaxation, it was decided to follow the sections as well as at the higher levels. If those efforts fail, then similarly on this issue also the all India association will go for agitation with the assistance of all affiliated units. It was also informed that the association is trying its level best to get the CAO DPC done at the earliest. The efforts put in by Shri V Gurukumar and other Comrades of Hyderabad Unit to do the ground work are remarkable. It was again urged upon to all the delegates present, to see that the reports on VC/IC of the concerned officers of their zone are sent immediately, so that the DPC can take place in a month or two. It was also decided to press hard for publication of the next Seniority List of Administrative Officer and Secretary General explained the efforts taken by this association in this regard. Regarding Pay disparity between the CBDT and CBEC, it was decided to approach Secretary, Revenue and if that fails, other action would also be initiated. Some zones, particularly Mumbai zone reported that the instructions of the Board are not being followed in their zone. They specifically pointed out that the Board’s instruction dated 3rd Nov 2014, clarifying the fact that any officer who has qualified the examination within the age of 50 can be considered even after the age of 50, has not been implemented in Mumbai zone despite several requests even after clarification from the Board. The zone was assured that any assistance required would be extended by the all India body. It was also decided to refer the matter to the Board. The Vizag zone also expressed their problems in details. The zone has given a very vivid picture about the problems being faced by the ministerial officers and also given suggestions to redress such problems. Patna zone highlighted the fact that the order of Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh in the matter of promotion from erstwhile Group-D to LDC has not been implemented in their zone while that has been implemented in other zones. The zone was also advised to take up the issue appropriately with the zonal authority. They should first get all information on this issue and take up the matter with the concerned authority. All India association will extend the support as and when it is required. It was a real show of strength and unity. On organizational front the following important decisions were taken: 1. Shri Sankar Kumar Saha who was officiating as Secretary General, after the promotion of G. Samdani Khan to the post of Inspector, has been unanimously elected as Secretary General for the complete tenure till the next convention. 2. Shri Ram Lalit shall hold both the portfolio of Assistant Secretary General and Liaison Secretary. 3. Shri Prosenjit Pandey and Shri Suman Sarkar have been appointment as Treasurer and Office Secretary respectively, as they both are stationed at Kolkata, the place where the Secretary General belongs to. 4. The Bank Account of the association lying in the Bank of Maharastra in Pune will be transferred to Kolkata and will now be operated by any two of the following three office bearers: (a) Shri Ashim Pramanick, President (b) Shri Sankar Kumar Saha, Secretary General (c) Shri Prosenjit Pandey, Treasurer. Shri Shivaji Valu, General Secretary of the Pune zone assured to take all action to transfer the Bank Account of the Association from Pune to Kolkata. 5. All the federating units shall furnish the list of members of their respective units along with the DDO’s certificate (Annexure-II), showing the number of members, contributing the subscriptions. Such list may be prepared as on 01.04.2016 as the all India Body is required to initiate the process of renewal of recognition and submit the necessary documents to the board – action Organization Secretary. 6. Upon operation of the Bank Account of the all India body all the federating units shall contribute their due subscriptions to the all India body. The share of contribution has been revised from Rs. 5/- per member per month to Rs. 10/- per member per month - action Treasurer. Every one vowed to stay together and fight together and at the end of the meeting everybody noted the efforts taken by Shri Vikash Kumar Gupta, Shri Indramohan Choudhary, Shri Kishor Parmar and other leaders of Ahmedabad Unit. They made this meeting a grand success. This meeting has provided the opportunity to the delegates of this association from all over the country to share their anxiety and pain together to look for the solutions. It was agreed by one and all to fight for the cause of the ministerial association and to go to any extent to protect the interest of our members. The President thanked everybody for their participation and contribution and concluded the proceedings.

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