Thursday, January 26, 2017
This association is very happy to note that an initiative has been undertaken to strengthen the unity of all group A, B and C associations of the department to fight against the likely consequences of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. This association has always been an active partner of the Steering Committee of Joint Action Forum, constituted sometime back, to pursue the HR issues in the light of the reorganization of the department, post GST. A meeting was hurriedly convened in CR building, New Delhi on 25th Jan 2017 where our representative of Delhi unit was also invited. Although our association was not informed in advance, we authorized our representative to join the meeting and strengthen the unity as GST is a cause, which will impact everybody across the board. We have been briefed about the outcome and the decision of the meeting to undertake the following agitational programme:
i) No Customs Day celebration on 27th January 2017 at any place.
ii) Observing Black Day by wearing Black Badges on 30th January 2017 on Martyrs day.
It is felt, that a detail discussion at all India level is necessary before launching full-fledged agitational programme. This association is in touch with all other associations to strengthen the umbrella association in CBEC. We are also in touch with IRS (C&CE) association and keeping all options open. At the moment, it has been decided in consultation with President and other office bearers of this association that the zonal units should observe the programme as mentioned at sl. no. (i) above, with consultation with the leaders of all other associations. Further course of action will be intimated as and when it is decided after thorough discussion.
(Sankar Kr. Saha)