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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 23, 2011

Inter-Commissionerate Transfers - CAT's Order and implications

Pune, the 23rd May, 2011

Dear friends in service,

The seniority protection granted by the Board to the officers proceeding on Inter-Commissionerate Transfer on spouse/ compassionate/ physical handicapped grounds was under challenge in the Hon'ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam Bench for quite a long time. 

Finally, the OA's challenging the seniority protection alongwith a batch of other related O.A's has been decided by the Hon'ble Tribunal, much against the decision of the Board.
Judgement of the Tribunal 
 
All along, this Association has been requesting the Board to re-consider the issue relating to grant of seniority protection to the ICT transferees, as the said transfers are granted on Compassionate grounds and protecting seniority would open a Pandora's box and unsettle the settled seniority in various zones across the country.  However, nothing positive has come out from the Board owing to a stalemate situation prevailing with regard to the disputed Executive Instructions issued from time to time.

Moreover, it is once again highlighted that had the Board observed the lacunae in the Recruitment Rules of Superintendent as regards the absence of "Senior Junior" clause, the seniority disputes in the Central Excise Delhi Commissionerates would never have cropped up and there would have been no reason for the Board to ban Inter-Commissionerate Transfers which was unconsciously done during 19th of February, 2004 inorder to please the then Administrators serving in the Central Excise, Delhi Commissionerates.

Vide this message, it is once again requested that those officers serving the Department in the various Group 'B' and 'C' cadres need to come together, identify the lop-sided decision of the Board in imposing ban on Inter-Commissionerate Transfers, which system has been successfully working for decades and has withstood the test of judicial scrutiny and to take up the issue relating to lifting of Ban on ICT through their respective Associations, thereby ensuring that the officers requiring to proceed on ICT from one zone to another are not stranded in alien places and subjected to the mercy of individuals trying to take undue benefit of such situations.

Hope this Associations long pending request for lifting of Ban on Inter-Commissionerate Transfers is giving due cognizance by the Board and it is also expected from the concerned Office Bearers of Inspector Association that at a time when the Recruitment Rules are getting framed in DG, HRD and views are being called for, the Note of "Senior-Junior" clause may be got incorporated in the Recruitment Rule of Superintendent, thereby bringing the said RR in consonance with the requirements of DOP&T and thus avoiding litigations on ICT.

Awaiting valuable feedback from interested members/readers, I remain,

Yours Sincerely,

Thomas Mony.
Secretary General

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