" IRS OFFICERS PROMOTED FROM THE GRADE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF CENTRAL EXCISE ARE ALSO MEMBERS OF AIACEGEO. THIS IS THE ONLY ASSOCIATION FOR SUPERINTENDENTS OF CENTRAL EXCISE AND IRS OFFICERS PROMOTED FROM THE GRADE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF CENTRAL EXCISE THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY . President Mr. A. Venkatesh and SG Mr. Ravi Malik.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Agenda of AEC meeting to be held at Hyderabad on 20.01.18 & 21.01.18

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 170/AIB/A/17                                                                          Dt. 12.12.17


Agenda for the Associate Executive Committee meeting to be held in Hyderabad on 20.01.18 and 21.01.18

1) Measures to improve the career prospects including DPC and Upgradation of posts & scales like state governments under GST.
2) Pay matters including MACPS.
3) Distribution of assesses between states and centre.
4) ) Reorganisation of Customs formations.
5) Working conditions including infrastructure.
6) Organisational matters including DDO certificates, dues & funds.
7) Any other point/s with the permission of Chair.

Regards,



(RAVI MALIK),

Secretary General.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

DPC

Dear friends,
namaste.
          I am getting regular calls about the status of DPC for the post of Asstt. Commissioner as our officers are retiring regularly without promotion despite of promotional posts being vacant for the year 2016-17 and 2017-18. Friends, the DPC is at hold due to Bharatan case on Parmar issue. Every effort is being made to resolve the issue of DPC. The matter was also referred to the DOPT and they are saying that the Parmar is to be implemented from 2012. But Bharatan verdict perhaps says that it is to be implemented from 1959.
          The matter of DPC has now been referred to the Ministry of Law. In the Bharatan verdict, the court has directed to implement the Parmar case before convening the DPC. No need to say that the implementation of Parmar case from 1959 or even from 1986 would take time. Reports are that "too old" relevant records are not available with cadre control authorities in the field formations.
           For ideal implementation of Parmar case, all CCAs of Customs and Central Excise have to start review DPCs from back date, whether 1959 or 1986, from the lowest levels. These levels may include LDC, UDC, Inspector, Examiner, Preventive Officer, Central Excise Superintendent, Customs Superintendent and Appraiser throughout the country at field formation levels. After it, the all India seniority lists at central level are to be revamped for all of three categories, i.e., Central Excise Superintendent, Customs Superintendent and Appraiser. Seemingly, it may take long time. 
          Accordingly, it can't be predicted when DPC would be conducted. However, the matter is being pursued at every level very vigorously.
           Love,
           Ravi Malik,
           Secretary General,
           AIACEGEO. 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

RRs, upgradation

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); N. Nagraj, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 164/AIB/P/17                                                                          Dt. 04.12.17
                                                                                                                 COURT MATTER/REMINDER
To,
Sh. S. Ramesh,
Member (Admn), CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Verdict given in OA No. 2323/2012 by Principal Bench of Hon’ble CAT.
Sir,
            Kindly refer to the letter Ref. No. 35/P/17 Dt. 09.03.17 and consequent communications of the Association including Ref. No. 36/AIB/P/17 Dt. 10.07.17, 50/AIB/G/17 Dt. 02.08.17 and 63/AIB/P/17 Dt. 02.08.17.
            2. It is submitted with due regards that the Association filed the said OA seeking amendments/revision of the Recruitment Rules to bring all the Inspectors (i.e. Inspectors of Central Excise, Preventive Officers and Examiners of Customs) recruited in a particular year through All India Combined Examination in parity to maintain the principle of equal opportunity & equality before law and to save the senior Central Excise officers from humiliation of working under their juniors of Customs belonging to the same cadre of Inspector in CBEC. Accordingly the Govt. undertook before the Hon’ble CAT that the amendment of the Recruitment Rules to the said effect is already under process.
            3. The Hon’ble CAT has directed to expedite the process of amendment of the Recruitment Rules by taking effective steps for Notification of the Recruitment Rules, within a reasonable period, preferably within four months from the date of receipt of a copy of the order. No need to say that the time given by the Hon’ble CAT has already expired.
            4. In this regards. RR’s may kindly be re-framed prescribing the qualifying services in consonance of the DOPT OM No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) dt. 24.03.09 without trifurcating the cadre at group ‘B’ non-gazetted/group ‘B’ gazetted level. This OM stipulates the promotion of the Inspector grade to the grade of Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner & Commissioner respectively after completion of 12, 17 & 20 years of service. The validity of this OM was also not questioned by CBEC during the presentation of cadre restructuring proposal made on 18.01.11 but CBEC showed its inability to implement the same due to the want of the required number of vacancies/posts. Regarding the want of the required number of vacancies/posts, it is requested that the officers may kindly be granted in-situ promotions (requiring no creation of posts) after completion of the prescribed service. A little deviation from the above mentioned DOPT guidelines, already framed with the due diligence & application of mind by DOPT, may be understood but the non-implementation of the same at all is never understandable. If the grant of the prescribed grade is not possible within 20 years, we may be granted the same after completion of 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 or even 30 (after completion of 1½ times of qualifying service based on the precedent of CSS of promoting all the Section Officers to the STS post of Under Secretary after completion of 1½ times of qualifying service in 1999) years. In CSS, they still have provisions of in-situ promotions upto the level of Joint Secretary.
5. Accordingly, the Association has already suggested to form the RR’s on the following lines to benefit already stagnated as well as new generation of the officers prescribing qualifying service as follows based on the above mentioned OM of DOPT after unifying all of 3 categories into single stream (without trifurcating the single cadre) at group ‘B’ non-gazetted (Inspector) as well as group ‘B’ gazetted (Superintendent) level–
 (i) 2 years for promotion to a post with a grade pay of Rs. 4,800/- (Level-8) after joining in Inspector grade (Level-7) as there is no justification to enhance this residency period above two years keeping in view the mere benefit of Rs. 200/- being granted on promotion and also that it is already two years in other ministries.   
(ii) 7 years for promotion to a post with a grade pay of Rs. 6,600/- (Level-11) after joining in Inspector grade (There is no justification of promoting an officer from a grade pay of Rs. 5,400/- to 5,400/-. It is also submit-worthy that the most of the group ‘B’ gazetted officers including CSS are being promoted to a senior group ‘A’ post instead of junior group ‘A’ in Central as well as State governments.).
(iii) 12 years for promotion to a post with a grade pay of Rs. 7,600/- (Level-12) after joining in Inspector grade.
(iv) 17 years for promotion to a post with a grade pay of Rs. 8,700/- (Level-13) after joining in Inspector grade.
(v) 20 years for promotion to a post with a grade pay of Rs. 10,000/- (Level-14) after joining in Inspector grade.
             (vi) and so on.
6. In addition to the above residency periods and keeping in view the extraordinarily acute stagnation of Central Excise executive officers, there should kindly be incorporated the permanent provision in the recruitment rules  to promote the officer automatically to the higher grade as soon as he/she completes 1½ times of qualifying service in r/o any grade. As already submitted, this measure was taken in CSS for promoting all the Section Officers to the STS post of Under Secretary after completion of 1½ times of qualifying service in 1999. This will not only remove the regional disparities but also grant the opportunity to our officers to reach higher levels like the common entry counterparts. It is also well pertinent to mention that any officer is called stagnated, if he/she doesn’t get promotion even on completion of 1½ times of qualifying service prescribed for promotion by DOPT.
7. As per the minutes drawn against point No. 2 of the meeting held under the Chairpersonship of the former Member (P&V) on 31.01.13 issued vide No.C.30013/6/2012-Ad.IV.A. Dt. 15.02.13 of CBEC, it was mentioned that the work of framing new RR’s is going on and its progress is being monitored very closely on regular basis. Further, it has been mentioned that the RR’s as per DOPT guidelines would be finalized soon. So, the matter is required to be expedited immediately in strict consonance of the relevant DOPT guidelines issued vide OM No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) dt.24.03.09 as per prayer of the Association.
8. In view of the above, it is requested to expedite the finalization of the Recruitment Rules at an early date to bring all the Inspectors (i.e., Inspectors of Central Excise, Preventive Officers and Examiners of Customs) recruited in a particular year through All India Combined Examination at par in the matter of promotions to save the senior Central Excise/GST officers from humiliation of working under their juniors of Customs
               Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
Copy with the request for necessary action to:
1) The Chairperson, CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
2) The Finance Secretary, North Block, New Delhi.


(RAVI MALIK)



ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); N. Nagraj, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 165/AIB/G/17                                                                          Dt. 04.12.17
                                                                                                                    REMINDER
To,
Sh. Arun Jaitley,
Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Upgradation of posts & scales like state governments under GST.
Sir,
Kindly refer to the Ref. No. 118/AIB/G/17 Dt. 09.10.17 of the Association on the above subject.
            2. With due regards, it is again to submit that the state governments have not only upgraded the various posts under GST but also granted higher pay scales to benefit and motivate their employees for perfect and efficient implementation of GST.
            3. The copies of the relevant documents in r/o the states of Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh etc. have already been provided to the CBEC authorities for ready reference. No need to say that the states are taking every step to motivate their employees in r/o career prospects and pay matters for the perfect implementation of GST whereas the same is very terribly missing in our CBEC. All kudos to the state governments for the steps taken to motivate the employees and generate feeling of healthy competition among them in r/o GST.
4. It is really unfortunate, de-motivating and demoralizing that no such steps have ever been taken by CBEC despite of the actual work force of Superintendents and Inspectors being totally disappointed, de-motivated, demoralised and job-dissatisfied for decades in r/o the career prospects and pay matters as compared to their counterparts. No need to say that these poor officers are far behind their counterparts of state governments as well as central government in the above matters. Such matters, having an endless list, are being regularly communicated to the CBEC but without any remedy.
            5. The post of CTO (equivalent to Superintendent or even lower) has not only been placed under a pay scale with Pay Band of Rs. 15,600-39,100/- (PB3) and with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- equivalent to Level-10 of Central Government but it has also been upgraded to the post of Asstt. Commissioner in states under GST. Inspector or even lower level post has also been upgraded to CTO by the state governments thus placing the Inspector level officers under a pay scale of Level-10 by way of double mechanism of upgradation of post and enhancement of pay scale. Accordingly, CTO has been placed in a pay scale and status of group ‘A, entry level by the states. Likewise, Asstt. CTO has been upgraded to CTO, CTO to Asstt. Commissioner, Asstt. Commissioner to Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner to Joint Commissioner and so on in the state governments under GST regime.
            6. In view of the above, it is requested that the same steps (if not better than the GST counterparts in state governments) may also kindly be taken to upgrade the posts in CBEC from the lowest to the highest level to motivate and create the feeling of job-satisfaction among the employees of CBEC for perfect implementation of GST in the interest of the revenue.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,


(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
Copy with the request for necessary action to:
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, PMO, South Block, New Delhi.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

DPC

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 161/AIB/P/17                                                                          Dt. 28.11.17
To,
Sh. S. Ramesh,
Member (Admn), CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: DPC for the post of Asstt. Commissioner for the year 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Sir,
Kindly refer to the Ref. No. 31/P/17 Dt. 28.02.17, 39/P/17 Dt. 10.03.17, 53/AIB/P/17 Dt. 16.03.17, 51/AIB/DPC/17 Dt. 02.08.17 etc. of the Association.
            2. It is submitted with due regards that the promotions have not been affected against the promotional quota in respect of regular/permanent posts in the last DPC. Thus, 230+200+230+104=764 posts are to be added in the DPC for promotion of our officers against the promotional quota in respect of regular/permanent posts.
            3. It is further submitted that the DPC for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 has been done for 1261 posts but promotion orders have been issued merely for 844 officers in all. Thus, 417 (1261-844) posts are also to be added for the DPC. Final figure is to be reached by also adding all retirements, VRS, demise etc. against temporary posts.
4. It is also worth to submit that the officers promoted against temporary posts have also not been moved upwards against regular posts which is required to be done immediately. This will increase the number of promotional posts at temporary level.
5. It is further submitted that the DPC for a financial year should be conducted well in advance latest by the month of January of the preceding year as per the DOPT OMs No. 22011/1/2011-Estt.(D) Dt. 23.04.15, 22011/9/98-Estt (D) Dt. 08.09.98, 22011/1/2011-Estt (D) Dt. 11.03.11, 22011/1/2011-Estt (D) Dt. 13.12.13, 22011/1/2011-Esstt(D) Dt. 27.10.16 etc. Accordingly, the DPC for the year 2016-17 and 2017-18 should have been conducted in the months of January, 2016 and January, 2017 respectively and the DPC for the year 2018-19 is also due in the month of January, 2018.
6. It is also worth to mention that the chain vacancies on account of cascading effect from higher side are also required to be included for the promotion to the post of Asstt. Commissioner as per the DOPT OM No. 22011/9/98-Estt(D) Dt. 06.10.99. It is clearly mentioned in this OM that the existing and clear anticipated vacancies as well as chain vacancies on account of retirements, promotions, VRS, demise etc. in all higher grades/hierarchy should be included for the purpose of DPC.
7. The last cadre restructuring was notified in the month of December, 2013 whereas Ist DPC based on it was held in the month of October, 2014, i.e., approximately after 1 year. Accordingly, the period of 5 years for existence of temporary post may kindly be counted from October, 2014 as already requested. Not only it, due steps may also be taken to further extend and make these posts permanent as a part of separate service for group B Central Excise executive officers by adding sufficient number of posts at each level on the lines of CSS.
8. However as per the scenario as on date, the temporary posts of Asstt. Commissioner will lapse in the month of December, 2018. Our officers are forced to retire every month without promotion despite of thousands of promotional posts being in hand. Not only it, the GST work is also being suffered by keeping so huge number of posts vacant at Group ‘A’ entry level.
 9. Your kind attention is also invited to the RTI reply given vide F. No. 8/B/03/HRD (HRM)/2014/Pt. 1/16445 Dt. 07.11.17 saying that CBEC is having 11, 1, 72, 4, 405 & 1374 posts vacant respectively at the level of PCC, CC, PC, Commissioner, ADC/JC & DC/AC as on 06.11.17. No need to say that the vacancies for the period from 07.11.17 to 31.03.18 are also to be added to it for the year 2017-18.
               10. The provisions under GFR 254 of 2005 also say that the vacant posts on account of the want of eligible officers at higher levels can be operated at lower level. Accordingly, the vacant posts at higher levels may be operated at JTS level. This point was also raised by the Association in the meeting of 04.03.14 chaired by the then Chairperson of CBEC and it was decided & minuted in the minutes issued vide F. No. 8/B/49/HRD(HRM)/2014 Dt. 26.03.14 by the ADG (HRM) and dispatched vide No. 1272 to 1275 Dt. 26.03.14 that the position can be reviewed after one year of the implementation of the cadre restructuring. Now, this is the right time to review the position.
               11. In view of the above, it is requested to convene DPC for the years 2016-17 & 2017-18 at an early date against all unfilled/existing/anticipated  posts of Asstt. Commissioner including promotion quota against regular/permanent posts, retirements, VRS, demise, backlog etc. vacancies as our officers are forced to retire waiting for the rarest IInd promotion in the career. Immediate steps may also kindly be taken for making upward movement (against regular/permanent posts) of the officers promoted against temporary posts to benefit the maximum number of our officers. Due preparations may kindly be made for the DPC for the year 2018-19 which is due in the month of January, 2018. Para 6, 7 and 10 above may also kindly be given due consideration to benefit our regularly retiring officers.
                        Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
Copy with the request for necessary action to:
(1) The Chairperson, CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
(2) The Finance Secretary, North Block, New Delhi.




(RAVI MALIK)

Monday, 13 November 2017

Promotion of ad hoc ACs to post of DC

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 152/AIB/A/17                                                                          Dt. 13.11.17
To,
Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna,
Chairperson, CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.

Sub: Promotion of ad hoc Assistant Commissioners to the post of Deputy Commissioner on completion of 4 years of service.
Madam,
With due regards, your kind attention is invited to the judgement of the Hon’ble CAT, Madras in OA No. 998/2001 and 873/2007 ordering promotion of all ad hoc Asstt. Commissioners to the post of Deputy Commissioner on completion of 4 years of service. These judgements were duly accepted by the CBEC. As a result, all ad hoc Asstt. Commissioners completing 4 years of service upto 2004 (w.e.f. 1997) were promoted to the post of Deputy Commissioner by way of review DPC. Accordingly, all 2005 onwards ad hoc Asstt. Commissioners were also promoted to the post of Deputy Commissioner on completion of 4 years of service by holding regular DPCs.  
2. It is further submitted that 300 regular and 2118 temporary posts of Asstt. Commissioner were created in December, 2013 as a result of cadre restructuring, DPC for which was held by a delay of around one year in the month of October, 2014 despite of these posts being belonged to the year 2013-14. No need to submit that the DPC for the vacancy year of 2013-14 was to be conducted in the month of January, 2013 as per the provisions. So, one supplementary DPC was required to be conducted immediate after the creation of these posts for the year 2013-14. Thus, all officers promoted in October, 2014 belong to the panel relating to the year 2013-14 and, technically, this panel belongs to the month of January, 2013.   
3. Thus, the ad hoc Asstt. Commissioners belonging to the panel of January, 2013 should have been promoted to the post of Deputy Commissioner in the month of January, 2017. Accordingly, all Asstt. Commissioners (whether ad hoc or regular) belonging to the month of January of the respective vacancy year are to be promoted (on completion of 4 years of service) to the post of Deputy Commissioner  in the month of January of respective year.
4. In view of the above, it is requested to kindly take necessary steps to promote all ad hoc Asstt. Commissioners of October, 2014 to the post of Deputy Commissioner and so on.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.

Copy with the request for necessary action to:
The Member (Admn.), CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.



(RAVI MALIK)

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Corres

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 142/AIB/E/17                                                                          Dt. 05.11.17
To, 
Ms. Vanaja N. Sharna,
Chairperson, CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Request for appointment.
Madam
            With due regards, a gentle reminder is made to your goodself about your kind willingness to bring a scheme for Central Excise executive officers benefitting the old as well as young generation. We are very hopeful and waiting for the same very eagerly but the same is yet to come.
2. As far as the distribution of assessees between the states and centre is concerned, the same has also been started without paying any heed to the career prospects of workforce of CBEC itself alongwith Central Govt. The redressal of other HR issues relating to the Central Excise gazetted executive officers is also long pending. The condition relating to the implementation of various court verdicts and decisions taken in employee grievance redressal meetings is also the worst. The meetings under employee grievance redressal mechanism are not being held despite of being due after every two months. Thus, the list of the grievances of your workforce has become endless.
3. Accordingly, it is requested to have a board meeting to listen the Association in person for due redressal of the following points under employee grievance redressal mechanism -
(1) Scheme benefitting the old as well as young Central Excise executive officers.
(2) Upgradation of posts/scales like state governments under GST.
(3) DPC for the post of Asstt. Commissioner.
(4) Batch to batch Non Functional Financial Upgradation to our officers to grant at least financial parity with the best placed counterparts of CSS etc.
(5) Implementation of the court verdicts including Subramanium case regarding time scale by Hon’ble Supreme Court and OA No. 2323/2012 regarding RRs by Principal Bench of Hon’ble CAT.
(6) Distribution of assesses between states and centre.
(7) Infrastructure and office space.
(8) Implementation of the decisions taken in earlier meetings and finalization/redressal of old points.
(9) any other point/s.  
            2. Your goodself is once more requested to look into the above issues for the sake of justice to the Central Excise executive officers, the most of whom are retiring with single promotion in their career after joining as Inspector.
Thanking you.
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); N. Nagraj, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 144/AIB/A/17                                                                          Dt. 06.11.17
                                                                                                               REMINDER
To,                                                                      
Sh. Arun Jaitley,
Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Govt. of India,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Retention of General Pool accommodation in Delhi for the officers transferred to NCR.
Sir,
Kindly refer to the Ref. No. 23/AIB/A/17 Dt. 06.07.17 of the Association.
            2. It is again submitted with due regards that a good number of officers, working under CBEC, have been transferred to National Capital Region on implementation of GST. Many of them are having General Pool accommodation in Delhi.
            3. It is further submitted that the families including old aged parents and school/college going children of these officers are settled in Delhi for many years. Their wards are making due studies in the schools, colleges and institutes situated in Delhi itself. Parents and other family members of these officers may also be under medical treatment in the various hospitals situated in Delhi. Many of other family affairs of them may be settled in Delhi.
4. But the retention of General Pool accommodation is not permitted as per the existing guidelines of the Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Urban Development, if an officer is transferred out of Delhi. Retention of accommodation is not allowed, even if the officer is posted in National Capital Region. Thus, such officers are finding it difficult to retain the govt. accommodation allotted to them in Delhi.
            5. In this regard, it is also worth to mention that the Noida Export Processing Zone (NEPZ)/Noida Special Economic Zone (NSEZ) were allotted a quota in Delhi by the Directorate of Estates. The officers posted at NEPZ/NSEZ, Noida can retain such accommodation in Delhi. They are also permitted to apply afresh, if they desire so. No need to say that Delhi has now become an integral part of the National Capital Region. Accordingly being assured of retaining the accommodation in Delhi, shall help these officers to perform their duties peacefully under the GST regime.
            6. In view of the above, it is requested that the officers transferred from Delhi to NCR may kindly be allowed to retain the accommodation at Delhi by earmarking a quota of General Pool accommodation to the officers of CBEC.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 145/AIB/LTC/17                                                                          Dt. 07.11.17
                                                                                                                         REMINDER
To,
The Secretary,
DOPT, North Block,
New Delhi.
Sub: Conversion of Home Town LTC to NER/A&N/J&K LTC.
Sir,
Kindly refer to the Ref. No. 91/AIB/LTC/17 Dt. 06.09.17 of the Association and DOPT OM issued vide No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV) Dt. 19.09.16 with the subject, “Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER, J&K and A&N”.
2. Para 2 of the above mentioned DOPT OM states as under-
“2. The above special dispensation is subject to the following terms & conditions:
(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/A&N/J&K against the conversion of their one Home Town LTC in a four year block.
(ii) Government servants whose Home Town and Headquarters/place of posting are the same are not allowed the conversion.”
3. It is submitted with due regards that not to allow conversion of one Home Town LTC to NER/A&N/J&K LTC is great injustice to the officers whose Home Town and Headquarters/place of posting are the same. This is also not in the interest of the tourism.
4. It is further submitted that these officers are already at loss in regard of Home Town LTC as “to be posted/transferred to Home Town or not” is not in their hands. They are transferred/posted to Home Town or any station as per the transfer/posting policy/norms in force.
5. In view of the above; it is requested that the matter may kindly be reviewed and the officers posted at Home Towns may also be allowed to convert Home Town LTC into regular LTC, otherwise the officers having Home Town in Delhi State, Chandigarh and Puducherry U.T. etc. would never be able to get this opportunity on posting to their Home Town despite of being resident of state/U.T. instead of mention of any town.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 149/AIB/A/17                                                                          Dt. 09.11.17
To, 
Sh. Pranab Kumar Das,
Special Secretary & Member, CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Reorganisation of Customs formations.
Sir,
            Kindly refer to your letter D. O. F. No. 450/17/2017-Cus-IV Dt. 07.11.17 sent to various Central Excise and Customs formations.
            2. With due regards, it is to submit that the views of the Association may also kindly be taken for due consideration before arriving at final decision on the issue. The only way on the issue seems to form independent Customs Commissionrates/formations/divisions/houses manned by Central Excise personnel to reassign Customs functions to them falling under the erstwhile Central Excise/CGST jurisdictional area.
            3. The best way, however, seems to unify the Central Excise/CGST and Customs grades at group ‘B’ and ‘C’ levels like already existing in Group ‘A’. The Association has already given its submissions on the issue of unification on various occasions.
            4. In view of the above, it is also requested to give an appointment to the Association to place view points on the subject mentioned issue in person before your goodself/Board.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
Copy with the request for necessary action to:
(1) The Member (GST), CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
(2) The Member (Admn.), CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
(3) The Chairperson, CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
(4) The Finance/Revenue Secretary, North Block, New Delhi.


(RAVI MALIK)
    

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
Ref. No. 150/AIB/A/17                                                                          Dt. 09.11.17
To,
Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna,
Chairperson, CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Distribution of assessees between Centre and States.
Madam,
With due regards and inviting your kind attention to the Ref. No. 142/AIB/E/17 Dt. 05.11.17 of the Association too, it is to submit that the work of the distribution of assessees has been started in r/o GST. In Uttar Pradesh, the distribution of pre-existing assessees with the Central Government has been made in the manner that the units with about 65% of revenue have been transferred to State Government including big revenue paying units. But this distribution doesn’t seem justifiable as far as the transfer of the assessees pre-existing with the Central Government is concerned. We are not aware of the revenue position of the assessees transferred/to be transferred to the Central Government from the State Government.   
2. It also seems that this distribution has been done without waiting for any formal communication from the Board. Further, it seems that the formula for the distribution of assessees is yet to be finalized by the GST Council.
3. If the distribution is done without keeping in mind the revenue position to be with the Central Government after the distribution, the same will neither be in the interest of the Central Government nor CBEC particularly keeping in view the compensation clause for State Governments. It will also affect the career prospects of the workforce of the CBEC for the want of functional justification.
4. No need to submit that the Association has been making continuous submissions on the issue of the distribution of the assessees between Centre and States and it was assured that “neither the man power will be reduced under GST nor the career prospects of our officers will be affected adversely on the implementation of GST”.
5. In view of the above, it is requested to follow a justifiable formula for the distribution of the assessees between the Centre and States duly keeping the interest of the Central Government, CBEC and man power of the CBEC intact without transferring the pre-existing bigger assesses to the States in the interest of the revenue of Central Government.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.

Copy with the request for necessary action to:
(1) The Member (GST), CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
(2) The Member (Admn.), CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
 (3) The Finance/Revenue Secretary, North Block, New Delhi.


(RAVI MALIK)