Ministerial officers of CBIC have observed two peaceful protest programmes on 11th October and 30th October 2018. Both the programmes had spontaneous participation of these officers to protest the negative attitude of CBIC towards ministerial cadre officers.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Dear Comrades,

We met Hon’ble Member (P&V) on 21.07.2015 and Hon’ble Chairman on 23rd July, 2015.  All the meetings were held in a cordial atmosphere.  The Association expressed their opinion very strongly and ventilated the grievances of our members. 

Meeting with Hon’ble Member (P&V), CBEC ON 21ST JULY, 2015:

The representatives Mr. G. Samdani Khan ( Secretary General), Shri Shankar Kumar Saha (ASG), Shri Ram Lalit  (ASG) & myself of this Association met Member (P&V) 21st of July, 2015.  The meeting lasted for more than one hour as informed earlier four issues were taken up in the first place 1.Promotion to CAO 2.One Time Relaxation in RRs 3.Suitable clarification on Board’s letter dated 15.04.15 regarding re-designation of EA   4. Amendment in RR of TA.    The issues have been discussed threadbare.  The problems being experienced by the Board was shared.  The Association also on their part suggested the way out and the remedial measures. 

  1. DPC for Promotion to CAO for the vacancy years 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16:
As far as the promotion to CAO is concerned the basic problem lies with the disparity in the Seniority List of A.O.s as the 37 names which were there in the previous Seniority List of Administrative Officers did not figure in the latest Seniority List published by the DGHRD that disparity has to be sorted out first for that, action has been taken on a war footing and it is expected that the revised and the corrected Seniority List would be finalized by DGHRD very shortly following which the proposal for promotion to CAO will take final shape.  The Member (P&V) has assured to take action expeditiously and the Association has also committed to co-operate and rather help the Board to the extent possible.

  1. One time Relaxation in RRs of Inspector, Stenographer, STA & TA:
As per as Relaxation to Recruitment Rules to facilitates promotions particularly to the post of Inspector is concerned the Member (P&V) wanted some more data to firm up the proposal so that it receives acceptance at the higher level.  Board wanted some more data like vacancies lying in the pre-restructured posts as well as in the post-restructured posts, the people who can be promoted by way of such relaxation.  The position as far as stagnations are concerned such data have to be collected from the zones for which letters have already been issued.  May I request the zonal leaders to follow the matter in their respective zones and ensure that the replies are sent as early as possible.

  1. To modify the Board’s letter dated 15.04.15 regarding re-designation of STA & DOS as Executive Assistant:
On the question of issuing a clarification for promotions to the pre-restructured posts on the basis of the existing Recruitment Rules.  The Member was apprised that the difficulties being experienced by some zones.  We also impressed upon her the need for a suitable clarification from the Board so that the promotion at the zonal level continues to take place on the basis of the existing Recruitment Rules.  The problems basically lies with the Board’s letter dated 15.04.2015 in which the post of Executive Assistant was stated to have been created w.e.f. the date of issue of the Cadre Restructuring order i.e. 18.12.2013.  We believe the post of Executive Assistant should be construed to have been created from the date of notification of Recruitment Rule which is yet to take place.  Hence, promotion can continue with the present Recruitment Rule.  The Member (P&V) has assured to look into the matter and necessary clarification to that effect.

  1. Amendment in RR of Tax Assistant, notified on 10.01.2014:
We were also informed that the Recruitment Rule of Tax Assistant is also being amended to include the service of Havaldar in the feeder posts.  This will also facilitate promotion to the post of Tax Assistant.  The file is informed to be pending with Ministry of Law and it was also informed that the Board will pursue to get it done as early as possible.
Special Drive for Direct Recruitment for the post of Tax Assistant:

The Association also took up the issue of Special Drive for direct recruitment of Tax Assistants (CLICK HERE FOR OUR SUBMISSION).  We highlighted that there are lots of vacancies in various zones particularly in the post of TA and it has become almost impossible to run the show with such a huge amount of vacancies at the field formations and at the very ground level.  It has resulted in unbearable pressure on the administration.  We have also written to take initiative for a Special Drive for recruitment in the post of Tax Assistant and which Member has also assured.

Counting of total service of DOS & STA for the purpose of promotion to Administrative Officer:

We also drew the notice of Member (P&V) to the fact that sizeable no. of vacancies lie in the post of Administrative Officer, which cannot be filled up for want of eligible DOS.  We requested that as per the guidelines of DoPT the officers who have worked more than 5 years in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- in PB-2 i.e. in the posts of STA and DOS taken together be considered for the post of Administrative Officer (CLICK HERE FOR OUR SUBMISSION).  In that event promotions can take place in various zones.  It is also learnt that some zones have already implemented this principle while granting promotions to Administrative Officer.  Member (P&V) assured to examine this issue. The meeting ended in positive note.  The Member said that she would try to do whatever doable and assured a regular interaction with the Association.

Meeting with Hon’ble Chairman, CBEC ON 23RD JULY, 2015:

              As you are also aware that our Association is a part of Joint Action Committee.  Our leader is one of the joint convenor of the JAC.  The JAC had a meeting with Hon’ble Chairman at around 12’O Clock on 23rd July, 2015.  The 11 points agenda (already informed by our earlier message dated.29.06.15.) was the subject of discussions.  The meeting was attended by the Member (P&V) & Member (Central Excise) holding the charge of DGHRD.  Senior Board officials were also present in the meeting.  The representatives of all the constituent Associations attended the meeting.

   Each point was discussed separately.  The Chairman & the Members gave a patient hearing to our submissions.  The issues involve the common interest of the entire cadre.  The Chairman was very kind to inform us about the state of affair on GST and the larger role that the departmental officers have to play in the Post-GST scenario.  It was also assured that our concern on proper implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC as well as detection of anomalies would be addressed after 7th CPC submits its report.  The precarious state of Ministerial Cadre in terms of Pay scale, hierarchy and the delayed promotions, have been highlighted in the meeting.  It was also assured that Minutes on each of the points will be issued which will form the basis for future action and negotiation.

Meeting with Secretary (Revenue) on 29.07.2015 at 3.30 P.M.:

The Joint Action Committee met Secretary (Revenue) on 29th July, 2015.  The issues raised by the JAC has once again been discussed with Secretary (Revenue).  The disparity between CBDT and CBEC has been highlighted.  Shri Ram Lalit represented our Association in the meeting.  The leaders from Superintendent Association, Customs Group-C non ministerial Association and Customs Ministerial Association also attended the meeting.

Yours Comradely,

(Ashim Pramanick)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ex-President, APJ Abdul Kalam dies in Shillong at 83

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘Missile Man’ who became popular as ‘People’s President’ died on Monday after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in evening.

APJ Abdul Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, was confirmed dead more than two hours after he was wheeled into the ICU of Bethany hospital in a critical condition following the collapse at around 6.30 PM.

      Arriving at the Indian Institute of Management around 5.40 PM, he took rest for sometime and started the lecture on ‘Livable Planet’ at 6.35 pm. He collapsed five minutes later, according to Director, IIM-Shillong, Prof De. Kalam last tweeted “Going to Shillong to take course on livable planet at IIM.”

He was admitted to the Bethany hospital at 7 PM, a km away from the Institute. De said the hospital authority told him that Kalam died due to cardiac arrest.

      The body was taken to the Military Hospital and will be kept there for the night. It will be taken by an Air Force helicopter to Guwahati at 5.30 am on Tuesday and from there to Delhi by a special aircraft.

Considered the most popular President, APJ Abdul Kalam became the 11th head of the state and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007 but lack of consensus denied a second term in office for a man who came from outside the rough and tumble of politics.

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmughanathan, who rushed to the hospital on hearing the news of his admission, said Kalam died at 7.45 pm. Despite medical team best efforts, he could not be revived.

Chief Secretary P B O Warjiri told reporters outside the hospital that he had spoken to Union Home Secretary L C Goyal asking for necessary arrangements to be made for carrying Kalam’s body from Guwahati to Delhi tomorrow morning.

“The former President has been admitted to Bethany hospital in a critical condition,” M Kharkrang, SP Khasi Hills said earlier.

Doctors from the army hospital and North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) rushed to Bethany hospital but their efforts proved to be of no avail.

A seven-day national mourning will be declared by the Center, Union Home Secretary L C Goyal said. Both the Houses of Parliament are likely to make obituary references and adjourn as a mark of respect to his memory.

     President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers and leaders cutting across political lines condoled Kalam’s death and hailed him as people’s President who will remain so even after death.  Modi described him as ‘marg darshak’.

A Bharat Ratna, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam rose from humble origins to become the President in the most unexpected manner during the NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. His victory was a foregone conclusion after an all party consensus minus the left parties which fielded Captain Lakshmi Seghal of the INA fame.

       Born in 1931 in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu in a poor family, he studied aeronautics engineering from Madras Institute of Technology-Madras.

Kalam was considered the brain of missile programme in India and as Chief Scientific Adviser to Vajpayee he was also instrumental in the Pokhran nuclear tests in 1998.

      He had the distinction of becoming the first President to fly a Sukhoi fighter jet, go in a submarine and visit high-altitude Siachen besides LoC. He was also the first President to address the Indian Science Congress in 90 years.

       As President, Kalam utilised any opportunity that came to him to address students, especially  school children, to dream big so that they became achievers in life.

A bachelor, the former President was a veena player and was deeply interested in Carnatic music. He was a vegetarian all his life.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Onetime relaxation in the Recruitment Rule of Inspector, Senior Tax Assistant, Stenographer Grade-I (erstwhile Steno Grade –I & II) and Tax Assistant

Dear Comrades,

     Office bearers of this Association met the Hon'ble Chairman, Hon'ble Member (P&V), Hon'ble Member (Central Excise) (DGHRD) on 21.07.2015.  They have threadbare discussions on the pending issues because of our insistence.  The Board has decided to take some decision on the issue of granting relaxation for promotion.  They have issued a letter on 21.07.2015 (CLICK HERE).  Zones are requested to furnish the report in the prescribed format without which file will not be complete and ready to be placed before the Competent Authority for any decision. 

      Details will follow.

   Leaders are still there in New Delhi and following up the issues with various Deputy Secretary/Under Secretary.  They will also attend the meeting as a part of JAC tomorrow on 23.07.2015.

     With regards,

           Yours Comradely,

Sd/-                              Sd/-

(Ashim Pramanick)     (G. Samdani Khan)

       President               Secretary General

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Shri Ashim Pramanick (President), Mr. G. Samdani Khan (Secretary General), Shri Shankar Kumar Saha (AGS), Shri Ram Lalit (AGS), Shri Vikash Kumar Gupta (Organising Secretary) and other Office bearers will be in Delhi from 21.07.2015 to 23.07.2015 and will attend the meeting with Hon'ble Member (P&V) on 21.07.15 at 11.30 a.m. and have sought appointment with Board Chairman during the period of stay in Delhi to discuss and to know the present status of our four agenda points given in the appointment letter below:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

APPOINTMENT WITH MEMBER (P&V) ON 21st July, 2015 AT 11.30 HRS.

Dear Comrades,

Member (P&V), CBEC has given us appointment on 21st July, 2015 at 11.30 a.m.


It is also informed that meeting of JAC with Hon'ble Chairman, CBEC has been confirmed on 23.07.2015 at 2.30 p.m. in Kalpvriksha Conference Hall in North Block.

Yours Comradely,
(G. Samdani Khan)
Secretary General


Friday, July 17, 2015



From :

(Ashim Pramanick)                &                  (G. Samdani Khan)
      President                                                Secretary General