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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).

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