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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).

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Office bearers of our All India Federation - President

DEAR COMRADES, LETTER ADDRESSED TO OUR BOARD OFFICIALS AND ALL THE CHIEF COMMISSIONERS OF C.B.E.C INTIMATING THE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS OF OUR FEDERATION IS PLACED BELOW

Comradely Yours
Ashim Pramanik
President


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Message from the outgoing Secretary General

Pune, the 28th August, 2012
Dear friends in service,
       
        We a handful few, have been acutely aware of the essentiality and the importance of building up of an organization both at the local level and the national level, for which the first step was taken in 2003.

        Right from the inception, every effort has been put in to create an organization which works for the upliftment of the cadre, bringing in awareness & transparency among its members, remains united in achieving its goals and simultaneously ensures that the Administration is assisted in every possible manner, thus making the organization proud.

        In the initial stages of organization building, there were many a hurdles faced mainly because of certain traditions and age old practices coupled with the drastic implications of Cadre Restructuring 2002, which were overcome slowly and steadily, and today we can surely boast of having been successful in some endeavours, with a special mention of the Herculean efforts put in during the Implementation of Hon’ble Andhra Pradesh High Court judgment, which has brought in a feeling of satisfaction among the members, thus boosting their morale.

        It has been a privilege indeed, to take over the leadership of the Cadre at a stage when the Restructuring issue was gaining momentum.  Though the merger of Data Entry Operators with the Ministerial cadre was objected to, by my predecessors and the Central Board of Excise & Customs, owing to interference in the policy decision of the Board by other Departments, the Board was compelled to merge the erstwhile DEO Cadre in the Ministerial mainstream at the last moment, in order to witness the file go through the Cabinet approval. The relevant portions of the notings can be accessed by clicking here and are also placed below for information.







        I would be failing in my duties, if I do not acknowledge the sincere and hard work put in by many of the office bearers during implementation of Hon’ble Andhra Pradesh High Court judgment & lifting of Ban on Inter-Commissionerate Transfers, attending the Anomaly Committee meetings, discussions in the meeting related to Cadre Restructuring, pay related matters etc., to be very specific, and in general the support extended by the various Units affiliated to the All India Body.  The seed was sown and slowly the harvest was being reaped in some way or the other.  However, with the alleviation of some active office bearers from the All India Body, the Ministerial Cadre could not witness the most important agenda points, prioritized by the All India Body, receiving appropriate results. I am sure sincere and hard work always pays and the new body would follow up all the pending matters.

        As no King can rule with empty coffers, so also no organization can perform without monetary help. I take this opportunity to point out the broadmindedness and unity of the members of this Association in various Units and across the country, in defending litigations and taking initiatives, which were awe-inspiring. The ultimate recognition is yet to come.  We have to emerge victorious in the various litigations pending decision in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India where-after the affected Ministerial officers would surely find the right placement in the respective grades of Senior Tax Assistant and Tax Assistant post 2002 & 2003 respectively. 

        My continuous association with New Delhi and interaction with National office bearers of other Associations under CBEC in forums like Joint Action Committee etc., did bring in a conviction that until and unless all the individual Associations come under a single banner of All India Federation constituting of respective Associations, similar to that of CBDT, positive results would not emerge in time.  Similar belief is shared by many office bearers of our Association and the sentiment is shared by the other Associations too.

        After the elevation of myself and Mr.Chokkalingam to the executive grade, the posts which were held by us fell vacant. During the Convention held at Indore on the 25th of August, 2012 a new energetic body has been constituted which would surely maintain the desired follow-up and appropriate results/positive outcome shall surely be reaped in the following issues like :-

i)      Timely conduction of DPC for promotion to the grade of CAO.
ii)      Grant of regular promotions to the officers in the grade of AO.
iii)     Implementation of Hon’ble Kolkotta Tribunal’s order relating     to pay scales for the grade of AO and DOS.
iv)     Early hearing of SLP filed in the seniority case before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
v)      Last but not the least, the ensuing Cadre Review that is likely   to shape the future of many members of this Association.

        Before concluding, I wish to acknowledge the relentless services rendered by Mrs.K.Nageshwari (from Hyderabad) & Mr.M.Chokkalingam (from Bangalore) in particular apart from many other office bearers and members of the cadre in helping me perform my role in the All India Association. I wish to place on record that we will continue to extend our services for the causes concerning Ministerial cadre and the cadre can look forward for an active involvement of these ex-members of our Association for the overall welfare of the cadre. [All of us will be available for any assistance and can be contacted on the phone/e-mail :- Myself – 09881139080 - monythom@gmail.com, Mrs.K.Nageshwari – 09441887010 - karrinagi@yahoo.co.in , Mr.M.Chokkalingam – 09449889987- chokkalingamrmn@gmail.com ]

        Lastly, on behalf of all those who have been alleviated to the cadre of Inspector, and have opted to continue with their service to the Ministerial cadre, we wish the new team of All India Association office bearers good luck and hope that whatever issues remained unsettled during our tenure, gets the required attention and the same gets settled at the earliest.

       Hereafter the blog shall be updated by the Secretary General Mr. Sudharshan and we hope the entire Ministerial community shall be kept updated of happenings on a much regular basis.  Hats off to the Indore and Bhopal unit who had put in such a marvelous arrangement & to the members of those units who depicted unity and strength even in a state when they are reeling under acute stagnation.  The frustration of these stagnated Ministerial officers surely deserves immediate attention of one and all.

        Sincerely yours,
Sd/-
(Thomas Mony

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NOTICE OF ALL INDIA CONVENTION

Date:- 30.07.2012


Dear Members,

       Notice is hereby issued for holding the convention of the All India Central Excise & Service Tax Ministerial Officers’ Association, on the 25th of August, 2012, at Indore (M.P.). The venue of the convention is as under:-
Kanha Garden
(Near Bombay Hospital)
Indore.

        All the Local/zonal unit leaders are requested to attend the convention positively. The Members/zonal leaders may kindly contact the local office Bearers Com. Dipak Paul, Indore - 09425957082 & Com. Nitin Jain, Indore - 09425348028 for confirmation and assistance. The number of delegates who are likely to attend the convention may kindly inform the undersigned on 09830068463.

Comradely yours,
Sd/-
(ASIM PRAMANICK)