Wednesday, September 20, 2017
President and I have been to Mumbai to attend the meeting with other 12 Associations of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). A Co-ordination Committee (CoC) in CBIC has taken rebirth to make a joint forum again to fight together and get the solution for the common issues. Prima facie, it is good effort and good start to have the concept of having all Associations under one umbrella. Unity and co-ordination among all the associations of CBIC is need of the hour. Board is having very negative attitude to resolve the problems of not only our association, but also for other cadres too. We tried to convince the Board to resolve our long pending issues like disparity in pay structure and promotional prospects between two wings of Dept. of Revenue, Negative impact of Recruitment Rules on promotions, grant of One Time Relaxation for filling up the vacant posts etc. But due to ‘no-welfare’ attitude of Board, nothing much we could achieve for our members. We have decided to join the CoC in CBIC and through it, we will put our couple of demands in the common ‘Charter of Demands’ to be submitted to Board. I urge all our members to come forward and join the local CoC, when formed, to be the part of it. Mind it, together we can bring the change in the attitude of the Board.
The required data for the finalisation of draft seniority list from all the zones have been received by the Office of the DGHRD. We are hopeful of getting the draft seniority list published before Dussehra. Once this turns to final, the process of DPC for promotion to the grade of CAO would start.
Administrative Officer (AO) RRs is yet to get clearance from DoPT due to some queries raised from their end. Hence, it is going to take some more time. However, we are in touch to monitor its progress.
One Time Relaxation on Inspector RR and EA RR along with other issues are being monitored closely and we strongly oppose the present form of Relaxation. The staff is facing hardship due to shortage of manpower in Ministerial cadres and we are stressing upon filling up of all the vacant posts immediately.
Many Zones/Units have not yet deposited the subscriptions of members for F.Y. 2016-17 and for 2017-18 to the All India Fund hence, it is often becomes difficult to manage the expenditure on travels/boarding/lodging etc. while attending meeting with higher officials and also the leaders of other recognised associations. A separate letter is being issued for the purpose and we hope the zonal leaders will take necessary initiative to strengthen the national fund of the association.
Some Zones / Units need to go for fresh elections for the betterment of our cadre. The process of re-election is required to expedite and should be completed before 30.11.2017.
-sd- (Secretary General)