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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Met ysday on 24.2.17 wid MOS Expenditure at his residence. Submissions made to him reg pay scale & other issues. He promised to do needful.
Love,
Ravi Malik.

DPC

Met wid chmn ysday on 24.2.17. Discussed DPC for 16-17 & 17-18 including unfilled posts against direct recruitment/regular posts to add all posts to forthcoming DPC to giv benefit to maximum numbr of our oficers. Also discussed to bring scheme to undo our stagnatn independent of cadre restructuring as per aprovl of cabinet. He assured to do needful.
Love,
Ravi Malik.

Convention

Frnds, Convention wil b held at Gandhidham as a joint venture by Kandla & Kutch units on 27.5.17 (Saturday) & 28.5.17 (Sunday). Sh H G Mathew-09913700195/Sh C H SURESH-9824302023/
 Sh A K Meena-9429563815 may kindly b contacted for details of arrangement. All units r reqsted to intimate them number of delegates well in advance for proper arangemnt.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Pay scale

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                       Address for communication:                                     Secretary General:
R. Chandramouli                     240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                        Ravi Malik
Mob. 08939955463 mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in    Mob. 09868816290
Vice Presidents: P. Parwani, L. L. Singhvi (Central); Anurag Chaudhary, Ravi Joshi (North); N. Raman, G. Srinath (South); B. K. Sinha, Ashwini Majhi (East); Rajesh Chaher, J. D. Patil (West) Joint Secretaries: Anand Kishore, J. S. Iyer (Central); R. K. Solanki, Ashish Vajpeyi (North); M. Nagaraju, Ajithkumar P. C. (South); P. K. Sen, S. Bhattachariya (East); Jasram Meena, M. K. Mishra (West) Office Secretary: C. S. SharmaTreasurer: N. R. Manda Liaison Secretary: A. S. Kundu Coordinator on Telangana: P. Shravan Kumar
(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. 25/P/17                                                                          Dt. 22.02.17
To,
Sh. Arun Jaitley,         
The Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
Govt. of India, North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Initial pay scale to Central Excise Superintendent at par with DSP of CBI alongwith other perks & allowances etc.-request regarding.
Sir
            Kindly refer to the submissions made to your goodself in person during the meeting of 10.02.17 vide the representation of JAC regarding the point of parity in pay matters with counterparts.
2. It is submitted with due regards that the feeder cadre of Inspector was already placed at par in matter of pay scale in CBEC and CBI on 21.04.04 but the promotional cadre of Central Excise Superintendent is still awaited to be placed at par with the DSP of CBI (promotional cadre for Inspector in CBI) despite of the admittance by the govt. It is further submitted that new higher responsibilities of judicial nature were conferred upon Central Excise Superintendents vide Circular No.  922/12/ 2010-CX issued vide F. No. 208/2/2009-CX-6 Dt. 18.05.10 and 130/12/2010–ST issued vide F. No. 137/68/2010-CX. 4 Dt. 20.05.10. Very recently, their responsibilities have again been increased 10 times by enhancing the adjudication limit to Rs. 10 lac vide circular No. 1049/37/2016-CX issued vide F. No. 267/40/2016-CX.8 Dt. 29.09.16 of CBEC. No need to say that increased/higher responsibilities are always directly linked with the increased/higher pay scales. But very unfortunately, the responsibilities of these officers are on regular increase without any increase in their pay scale. They have also been conferred with new higher technical/scientific responsibilities of ACES since 2010. The claim of Superintendents becomes even stronger on account of recording statements like a Magistrate under Section 14 of Central Excise Act & Section 108 of Customs Act having validity even before Supreme Court. Not only it, Adjudication Orders are also being prepared by them for Commissioner level officers.  No such responsibilities have been conferred upon any counterpart of them including CBI or IB. They are also being conferred with the new additional responsibilities every year in the Finance Bill (Budget). They will again be conferred new and very important responsibilities under GST.
3. Despite of the admission by Expenditure Department Under RTI vide OM No. 1148/Dir(A)/2008 Dt. 08.12.08 that the pay scale of Central Excise Superintendent was enhanced to grant them parity with DSP of CBI/DCIO of IB (analogous counterparts of Central Excise Superintendent), Central Excise Superintendent was not given the said parity and was granted merely a lower pay scale of Rs. 7500-12000/- instead of Rs. 8000-13500/- or equivalent (pay scale of DSP of CBI/DCIO of IB).    
4. Govt. enhanced the pay scale of DSP of CBI without recommendations of CPC considering them as Police Organisation. However, Hon’ble CAT of Jabalpur in order of OA 45/2000 didn’t consider them as Police Organisation, whereas Special Police Establishment (Executive Staff) Recruitment Rules and CBI Recruitment Rules, 1987 consider department of Central Excise as a Police Organisation. Section 21 of Central Excise Act and Section 53 of NDPS Act confer powers of Officer-in-Charge of Police Station on Central Excise officers. The Central Excise personnel are also deployed on International Airports, International Sea Ports and International borders side by side with Army, BSF, CRPF and ITBP. These personnel have suffered heavy casualties while dealing with trans-border criminals and countering with dreaded smugglers.  Also as per the OM issued vide F. No. 8/B/90/HRD (HRM)/2011 (Part-I)/4853 Dt. 21.10.14 and No.C.30013/11/2011-Ad.IV.A Dt.02.08.13 of CBEC/the Govt. of India, the Central Excise Superintendents perform their duties in the nature and style of ‘Military’ and ‘Navy’ being uniformed officers bearing “Ashoka Embelem”.
            5. For a pay increase of mere Rs. 200/-, Central Excise Inspector (GP 4600/-) has to wait for 18 years on an average (even upto 25 years in stagnated zones) before being promoted to the post of Superintendent with a Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- in PB2. Whereas in case of CBI/IB, analogous Inspectors are being promoted to the post of DSP/DCIO with a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3.
          6. The Inspectors (feeder posts) of Central Excise and CBI/IB were already placed at par in a grade pay of Rs. 4600/- but promotional posts, i.e., Central Excise Superintendent (GP-Rs. 4800/-) and Deputy Superintendent (DSP) of CBI/DCIO of IB (GP-Rs. 5400/- in PB3) are yet to be placed at par. Till 7.2.1996, the pay scale of both promotional posts (Central Excise Superintendent and DSP of CBI) was same, i.e., Rs. 2000-3500/-. Govt. of India vide OM No. 245/23/95 – AVD-II Dt. 08.02.96 of DOPT enhanced the pay scale of DSP of CBI to Rs. 2200-4000/- retrospectively w.e.f. 01.01.86 without any increase in their responsibilities. Thus, it is gross injustice not to bring the promotional posts (Central Excise Superintendent and DSP of CBI) at par particularly when the govt. (department of expenditure) also admitted that pay scale of Central Excise Superintendent was enhanced to Rs. 7500-12000/- to grant them parity with the DSP of CBI/DCIO of IB. It is also worth to submit that the Expenditure Department had already agreed principally to grant a grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB2 vide UO No. 6/37/98-IC Dt. 24.11.14 of Ministry of Finance (Exp.) to Central Excise Superintendent in consonance of the para 7.15.24 of the report of 6th CPC to grant parity with Chief Enforcement Officer but not implemented on the pretext of the setting up of the 7th CPC. The pay scale of Chief Enforcement Officer, analogous counterpart of Central Excise Superintendent, under the department of Revenue itself was also enhanced without recommendations of CPC and they are being paid 25% extra salary per month also without the recommendations of CPC. DSP of CBI etc. are also being paid 25% per month extra salary and also 13 months salary in the year. 
            7. The plea by Central Excise Superintendents for grant of GP of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 has been turned down stating that it is group ‘A’ entry scale. That being the case, the feeder post of Assistant and promotional post of Section Officer were placed in the same pay scale in CSS once upon a time. Likewise, feeder and promotional posts were being placed in the same pay scale in Audit and Accounts services. Also Group ‘B’ officers in Sates and Group ‘A’ All India Service Officers are recruited in the same grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 and get next promotion to same post in grade pay of Rs. 6600/-. It is also a fact that  pay of any Assistant Commissioner (direct) will always be less than a Superintendent on account of acute stagnation at Inspector and Superintendent levels. Accordingly, there should not be any problem to place Central Excise Superintendent in the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 (Level 10). This problem may, however, also be solved by promoting the Superintendent directly to STS (Level 11) post like most of the other counterparts or even making the group ‘A’ entry at Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- (Level 11).
            8. Grant of the pay scale at par with the analogous counterparts of CBI, IB etc. to all Group ‘B’ gazetted executive officers in CBEC including the Central Excise Superintendents, Customs Superintendents and Customs Appraisers will involve a negligible financial implication merely to the tune of around Rs. 18 crore particularly when they are earning the revenue always above the set targets regularly every year. They have earned the revenue to the tune of Rs. 7,07,000 crore for the year 2015-16 which is above the set target by Rs. 5000 crore too. It is also worth to submit that only a negligible amount of around 80 paise is being incurred to earn Rs. 100/- by these officers despite of being faced the worst pay packages and also the worst career prospects. No need to say that the revenue collection and efficiency in tax administration would increase many times, if these officers are made job-satisfied regarding their pay matters and career prospects.  
               9. The CBEC has also recommended for the grant of a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 for Central Excise Superintendents to Revenue Hqrs and also to give them next promotion in STS vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16 after the issuance of the 7th CPC report. But very unfortunately, the Department of Revenue paid no heed to the recommendations of CBEC.
               10. In view of the above, it is requested to place Central Excise Superintendent at least under a grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 or equivalent scale w.e.f. the date since when the DSP of CBI has been placed in the said scale.
               Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,


(RAVI MALIK),

Secretary General.

Congrats for promotion

CONGRATS TO ALL, WHO GOT PROMOTION

Promotion orders

Promotion Order of 850 group B officers to the grade of AC has been issued by Board...

http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/transfer_ord/trans-odr-2017/off-odr-33-2017.pdf

http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/transfer_ord/trans-odr-2017/off-odr-33-2017-ANNEXURE-1A.pdf

http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/transfer_ord/trans-odr-2017/off-odr-33-2017-ANNEXURE-1B.pdf

http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/transfer_ord/trans-odr-2017/off-odr-33-2017-ANNEXURE-II.pdf

http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/transfer_ord/trans-odr-2017/off-odr-33-2017-ANNEXURE-III.pdf

Monday, 13 February 2017

Arrears of pay at par with NCB, promotions as mentioned by FM

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                     Address for communication:                                         Secretary General:
R. Chandramouli                   240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                                Ravi Malik
Mob. 08939955463   mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in  Mob. 09868816290
Vice Presidents: P. Parwani, L. L. Singhvi (Central); AnuragChaudhary, Ravi Joshi (North); N. Raman, G. Srinath (South); B. K. Sinha, AshwiniMajhi (East); Rajesh Chaher, J. D. Patil (West) Joint Secretaries: Anand Kishore, J. S. Aiyer (Central); R. K. Solanki, AshishVajpeyi (North); M. Nagaraju, Ajithkumar P. C. (South); P. K. Sen, S. Bhattachariya (East); JasramMeena, M. K. Mishra (West) Office Secretary: C. S. Sharma Treasurer: N. R. MandaLiaison Secretary: A. S. KunduCoordinator on Telangana: P. Shravan Kumar
(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. 21/R/17                                                                          Dt. 13.02.17
To,                              
Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna,
Member (Admn.), CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Retrospective implementation of the pay scale revision of the Superintendents of Central Excise at par with Superintendents of Narcotics Control Bureau.
Madam,
            Kindly refer to earlier communications of the Association on above matter.
2. It is submitted with due regards that the pay scale of the Superintendents of Narcotics Control Bureau was revised to Rs. 7500-12000/- from Rs. 6500-10500/- w.e.f. 01.01.96 with all consequential benefits vide U.O. No. 169/1/2005-IC dt. 11.04.05 of the Department of Expenditure leading to the issuance of Order F. No. II/2(38)/2004-Estt. dt. 20.04.05 by the Narcotics Control Bureau whereas the pay scale of the Superintendents of Central Excise was revised to Rs. 7500-12000/- from Rs. 6500-10500/- prospectively w.e.f. 21.04.04, i.e., from the date of issuance of the order vide O.M. No. 6/37/98-IC dt. 21.04.04.
            3. It is very well worth to mention that the Superintendents of Narcotics Control Bureau were granted the retrospective benefit despite of the fact that their pay scales were revised even after the revision of pay scales of Superintendents of Central Excise based on the parity and precedent of Central Excise Superintendents. The Association has been continuously raising the demand for implementing the revised pay scale with retrospective effect instead of 21.04.2004 since very beginning but nothing has been done till date. It is further mentioned that the Superintendents in Narcotics Control Bureau were also granted the non-functional time scale on completion of 4 years of service based on the parity and precedent of the Superintendents of Central Excise.  
4. There exists an established parity and relativity between the Superintendents of NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) and Superintendents of Central Excise as the nature of duties, mode of recruitment, functions and responsibilities of these posts are the same. The Superintendents of Central Excise are also working as Superintendents in NCB since the creation of NCB. NCB was also a part of CBEC under the Department of Revenue and remained its part till 18.02.03. The Superintendents of NCB were sharing common seniority with the Superintendents of Central Excise for promotion to the Group ‘A’ till 18.02.03. The Allocation of Business Rules, 1961 were amended vide Notification No. I/22/1/2003-CAB dt. 18.02.03 [S.O. 193(E)] to include the NCB in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Even after that, NCB is being monitored by the CBEC/Department of Revenue and the Superintendents of Central Excise are till now performing their duties as Superintendents of NCB.
5. The mode of recruitment of the Inspectors in CBEC and Intelligence Officers in NCB is also common. The posts of Superintendents in CBEC and NCB are also filled-up through promotion from the Inspectors/Intelligence Officers. The High Power Committee formed by the then Finance Minister also accepted that the Superintendents of Central Excise and the Superintendents of NCB are at par. Further, the Sixth Pay Commission had categorically observed vide Para 7.15.20 of its report that the duties & responsibilities attached to these posts whether in Central Excise or in the Narcotics Control Bureau are similar.
           
6. Thus, the non-grant of retrospective revision of pay scale to the Central Excise Superintendents is not justified as the grave anomaly has arisen on account of the different dates of revision prescribed by the Department of Expenditure for different categories of employees. If the pay scale of the Superintendents of NCB was revised w.e.f. 01.01.96 by the Department of Expenditure, the prospective revision of pay scale from 21.04.04 for the Superintendents of Central Excise is gross injustice to them.
7. In view of the above, it is very much requested to give the retrospective effect to the enhanced pay scale of the Central Excise Superintendents at par with the Superintendents of NCB.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
Encl: Copies of the relevant documents.


(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                       Address for communication:                                     Secretary General:
R. Chandramouli                     240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                        Ravi Malik
Mob. 08939955463 mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in    Mob. 09868816290
Vice Presidents: P. Parwani, L. L. Singhvi (Central); Anurag Chaudhary, Ravi Joshi (North); N. Raman, G. Srinath (South); B. K. Sinha, Ashwini Majhi (East); Rajesh Chaher, J. D. Patil (West) Joint Secretaries: Anand Kishore, J. S. Iyer (Central); R. K. Solanki, Ashish Vajpeyi (North); M. Nagaraju, Ajithkumar P. C. (South); P. K. Sen, S. Bhattachariya (East); Jasram Meena, M. K. Mishra (West) Office Secretary: C. S. SharmaTreasurer: N. R. Manda Liaison Secretary: A. S. Kundu Coordinator on Telangana: P. Shravan Kumar
(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. 22/P/17                                                                          Dt. 13.02.17
To,
Sh. Arun Jaitley,        
The Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
Govt. of India, North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Promotional avenues of Central Excise Superintendents.
Sir
               Kindly refer to the submissions made to your goodself in person during the meeting of 17.01.17 and 10.02.17.
               2. As you already know, it is submitted with due regards that the most of our officers are forced to retire with single promotion in the career of 35-40 years after joining as Inspector despite of being instrumental in collecting govt. revenue always above the targets in comparison to 5-6 promotions being enjoyed by other counterparts. No need to say that other intra (CBDT in same department of Revenue) and inter (CSS also working in CBEC itself) departmental counterparts of these officers are already getting the promotions to the level of Addl. Commissioner/Director and many of them are also reaching the level of Commissioner/Joint Secretary.
3. The Association is very much thankful to you being very considerate to the cause of these poor officers. You were pleased to say in the meeting that our officers should get at least 3 promotions. As far as the promotional hierarchy is concerned, it is varying department to department in the Govt. of India as under-
a) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is Level-7àLevel-11àLevel-13 (CPWD etc.).
b) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is Level-7àLevel-8àLevel-11àLevel-12àLevel-13 (CSS, Railway Board, CSSS, AFHQ, CVC, UPSC, MEA, MPA, NCB, Rajya Sabha Secretariat etc.).
c) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is Level-8àLevel-10àLevel-11àLevel-12àLevel-13 (CBI, IB, etc.).
d) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is Level-7àLevel-8àLevel-10àLevel11àLevel-12àLevel-13 (CBEC, CBDT etc.).
e) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is Level-7àLevel-9àLevel-10àLevel11àLevel-12àLevel-13 (Department of Posts etc.).
f) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is Level-7àLevel-10àLevel11àLevel-12àLevel-13 (Hindi Departments etc.)
4. It is further submitted that the posts under Level-10 & Level-11 and also Level-12 & Level-13 are functionally the same. Thus, our officers should be granted at least 3 promotions in the promotional hierarchy of Level-7àLevel-8àLevel-11àLevel-13 and so on. Officer may kindly be promoted, functionally or non-functionally, after the completion of residency period as prescribed by DOPT vide OM No. AB. 14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR) Dt. 24.03.09. It is 7 years for Level-7 to Level-11 and 10 years for Level-11 to Level-13 and further 3 years for Level-13 to Level-14 and so on.
               5. Not only it, the promotional hierarchy for group B officers is required to be made same across all the Departments/Ministries of the govt. of India. The CBEC has already recommended to Revenue Hqrs for the uniform promotional hierarchy across all the Departments/Ministries vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16.
               6. If functional promotions are not possible to be given for the time being on account of sufficient number posts not being existed, immediate steps may kindly be taken to grant in-situ promotions after completion of standard residency period/s prescribed by the DOPT. No need to say that no functional post is required to grant in-situ promotions as the concerned officer works only on the post held by him/her before the promotion. The officer is only given the designation and scale of higher post under in-situ promotion. This will also remove the intra as well as inter cadre disparities. Precedent of such promotions already exists in CSS and also in other departments in the form of schemes like FCS (Flexible Complementary Scheme) and DACP (Dynamic Assured Career Progression). Side by side, NFU (Non-functional Financial Upgradation) may also kindly be granted to our officers on batch to batch basis to compensate them the financial loss in comparison of the best placed counterparts. This NFU was also recommended for our officers by the CBEC to the Revenue Hqrs vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16. Not only NFU or uniform promotional hierarchy but also other recommendations made by the CBEC vide above OM are very much required to be accepted by the competent authority to resolve our HR issues to give a bit consolation to our officers. No need to submit that you were also pleased to say in the meeting that our HR issues would be resolved.
               7. In view of the above, it is requested-
               i) To grant at least 3 promotions to our officers in the promotional hierarchy of Level-7àLevel-8àLevel-11àLevel-13 and so on making promotional hierarchy for group B officers ‘uniform’ across all Departments/Ministries of Govt. of India.
               ii) To grant NFU to our officers on batch to batch basis to compensate them financially in comparison to the best placed counterparts.
               iii) To accept the recommendations made by the CBEC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16.
               Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),

Secretary General.