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OF THE EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE AND SERVICE
TAX MINISTERIAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AND CONVENTION OF THE GUJARAT UNIT HELD ON
23RD OF JANUARY, 2016 AT AHMEDABAD. (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE MINUTES)
The emergency executive
committee meeting of all India Central Excise and Service Tax Ministerial
Officers Association and convention of the Gujarat Unit were held jointly 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. Dr. Manoj Kumar Rajak, IRS was
requested to inaugurate the programme by kindling the lamp and declaring the session
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
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 name list - Page-1 & Page-2). 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 name 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:
Recruitment Rules of Executive Assistant and the action taken by the association
and their developments.
Developments on our efforts on one time relaxation in the Recruitment
Promotion to the post of Chief Accounts Officer.
related to pay to be decided following the recommendations of the 7th
Central Pay Commission.
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
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:
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.
Sankar Kumar Saha, Secretary General
Ram Lalit shall hold both
the portfolio of Assistant Secretary General and Liaison Secretary.
Ram Lalit, Assistant Secretary General
& Liaison Secretary
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.
Prosenjit Pandey, Treasurer
Suman Sarkar, Office Secretary
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:
Ashim Pramanick, President
Sankar Kumar Saha, Secretary General
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.
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
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.
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.