Tuesday, January 23, 2018
We have visited Board and DGHRD offices from 16th to 18th January to pursue the issues and to attend the meeting with CBEC Officials for finalizing the points for forwarding to anomaly committee.
I have no doubt to say that we are going through rough weather as the Board is not taking care of the issues pertaining to this cadre.
President and I accompanied by Secretary General of AICMOA (All India Customs Ministerial Officers’ Association), met Member (Admin), CBEC and raised the ongoing issues. Regarding the letters issued by Mr. B.K. Manthan, Under Secretary, on dates 26.12.2017, 04.01.2018 and 11.01.2018, he assured us of having a meeting soon before taking any decision. We tried to make him aware that these letters are just purposely written to ruin the career of ministerial officers and against the letters issued by Board earlier, which were issued as per guidelines of DoPT and various judgments pronounced by Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Court of the country in different cases. We also requested him to take all possible steps to get the RRs of AO published or else to issue the Instruction for immediate promotion to the grade of AO.
DPC for promotion to CAO would take some time as required documents pertaining to each individual officer, under consideration, are yet to be reached to Board from field formations. I request the zonal leaders to pursue the matter and take necessary steps to forward the same at the earliest. Board has already issued a reminder for this.
We (Shri Prosenjit Pandey, AGS of AICESTMOA and Gen Sec of Kolkata was also present) strongly put our points in the meeting, chaired by Member (Admin), CBEC on 17th January 2018 at DGHRD office, for forwarding the demand to raise the Grade Pay (as per 6th CPC) of LDC to RS 2400/-,TA to Rs 2800/-, AO to Rs 4800/- and EA to be at par with CSS Assistant post (now ASO).
We also had a meeting with 12 other constituents of COC in CBIC, at C.R. Building, New Delhi on 16th January 2018 to finalize the programmes to put demands in front of Board jointly and unitedly. On 1st February 2018, we will have lunch hour meeting and further submit memorandum to authorities jointly and also by individual association. On 28th February, we will observe ‘Demands day’ by putting black badge and conducting lunch hour demonstration.
I request all our leaders and members to stand together and raise our voice to overcome the ongoing adversities and obtain our legitimate rights. I am sure, together we will be able reach our goal.
Long Live AICESTMOA. Jai Hind.