" 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.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Query regarding collection of funds by some officer/s to regularise ad-hoc promotions by retrospective implementation of RRs

Namaste, Friends.
I am getting regular calls about a message given by some of our officer/s (perhaps namely Sh. S. K. Patil & associates) asking for collection of Rs. 10,000/- or more regarding regularisation of the ad-hoc promotions of Asstt. Commissioner since 1997 with retrospective effect applying the current recruitment rules. I am being asked about the actual position of the issue by our officers.
Friends, without questioning or doubting the intention of our above said officer, it is to clarify that the issue relates to the writ filed by the Association to amend Recruitment Rules granting parity in promotions to our officers with the intra-organisational counterparts. This writ was disposed-off by the Hon’ble Supreme Court with the order to amend recruitment rules for just and fair representation of each category and abide all ad-hoc promotions by the final decision to be taken by the Department in terms of this order.
Accordingly, the CBIC amended the recruitment rules by changing the ratio to 13:2:1 with prospective effect. The matter was being pursued by the Association but some of our officers including Sh. S. K. Patil went to the Hon’ble Supreme Court unilaterally without consulting the Association and the Hon’ble Court dismissed the contempt saying that they never said to implement the amended recruitment rules with retrospective effect closing this chapter for ever. So, friends, I am unable to understand what the officer/s collecting the money has/have in his/their mind/s even after the strict denial of the retrospective implementation of the recruitment rules by the Apex Court.
However, the Association challenged the amended recruitment rules in the Principal Bench of CAT in Delhi vide OA 2323/12 seeking parity in promotions with the intra-organisational counterparts. The Hon’ble CAT directed the CBIC to amend the recruitment rules accordingly within four months. But nothing was done on the part of the CBIC even on the expiry of more than one year and four months. Accordingly, an execution petition was filed in the CAT. Now, I am really surprised without doubting the intention of the collector/s of money why this execution petition, a ripen case, not being pursued by the collector/s of the money due to the reasons known only to him/them instead of pursuing an issue which the Apex Court has already closed in strict terms.
However, if the collector/s of money is/are successful to do something good to the cadre, it is always welcomed.
Loving regards,
RAVI MALIK,
Secretary General,
AIACEGEO.

Complete implementation of the order given on 24.02.95 in OA No. 541/1994 by the Honourable CAT of Jabalpur


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, M. Jegannathan (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) Office Secretary: C. S. Sharma Treasuer: N. R. Manda Organising Secretary: Soumen Bhattachariya
(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. 57/AIB/A/19                                                                          Dt. 25.03.19
To,
Sh. Pranab Kumar Das,
Chairman, CBIC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Complete implementation of the order given on 24.02.95 in OA No. 541/1994 by the Honourable CAT of Jabalpur.
Sir,

            Kindly refer to the letter F.No.A-26017/149/2008-Ad.IIA Dt. 10.01.19 in r/o the Grievance registration number : CBOEC/E/2018/04156 regarding the implementation of the Honourable Jabalpur CAT order and also the letter Ref. No. 47/AIB/A/19 Dt. 06.03.19 of the Association.

            2. It has been mentioned in the reply that as a sequel to CAT, Jabalpur bench order dated 24.02.95 in OA No. 541/1994, pay scales of Inspectors, Examiners, Preventive Officers were upgraded from Rs. 5500-9000 to Rs. 6500-10500 and those of Superintendents  (Customs/Central Excise) and  Appraisers were upgraded from Rs. 6500-10500 to Rs. 7500-12000 w.e.f. 21.04.2004. The proposal for ante-dating the effective date from 21.04.2004 to 01.01.1996 was referred to Department of Expenditure twice but Department of Expenditure did not concur with the proposal. It has further been mentioned that the Association has filed W.P. No. 13471/2008 in the Honourable High Court of Madhya Pradesh on this issue which is still sub-judice.
            3. In this regard, it is to submit with due respect that the Jabalpur CAT order dated 24.02.95 is yet to be implemented in complete form. The Honourable CAT directed to place our Inspector and also make the payment of the arrears of the pay to our officers at par with the CBI Inspectors w.e.f. the date from which the CBI Inspectors were placed in the pay scale of Rs. 2000-3200/-, if Vth pay commission recommends the same pay scale for both categories of Inspectors. No need to say that the CBI Inspectors were placed in the said pay scale w.e.f. 01.01.86. But the complete order of the Honourable CAT has not been implemented despite of same pay scale being recommended for both categories by the Vth CPC and despite of the repeated requests of the Association. It is also worth to reiterate that no appeal was made in the Honourable Supreme Court against the CAT order.  
4. As far as the question of referring the matter to the Department of Expenditure is concerned, the Honourable CAT gave no such direction. Regarding the date of effect, arrears are to be paid w.e.f. 01.01.86 instead of 01.01.96 as per the order given by the Honourable CAT. 
5. As far as the question of filing the Writ is concerned, the Association has filed no Writ in the Honourable High Court of Madhya Pradesh regarding the said order of the Honourable CAT. It is also worth to mention that all of the then Central Excise Inspectors have already become Superintendents and Asstt. Commissioner or above and many of them have also retired but the complete order is yet to be implemented.
6. In view of the above, it is requested to kindly implement the said order in complete form at an early date by making the payment of the due arrears with the due interest to all of our concerned/affected officers.
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
                                                                                                                                                 
 (RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.

Representation by all officers who were Inspector between 01.01.86 and 21.04.04, working or retired

All concerned are requested to send the following representation at the earliest please under intimation to the Association. It may be sent through CPGRAM too-




Dated:
To,
The Chairman,
CBIC, North Block,
New Delhi.
Sub: Complete implementation of the order given on 24.02.95 in OA No. 541/1994 by the Honourable CAT of Jabalpur.
Sir,

            Kindly refer to the reply of CBIC given vide letter F.No.A-26017/149/2008-Ad.IIA Dt. 10.01.19 in r/o the Grievance registration number : CBOEC/E/2018/04156 regarding the implementation of the Honourable Jabalpur CAT order.

            2. It has been mentioned in the reply that as a sequel to CAT, Jabalpur bench order dated 24.02.95 in OA No. 541/1994, pay scales of Inspectors, Examiners, Preventive Officers were upgraded from Rs. 5500-9000 to Rs. 6500-10500 and those of Superintendents  (Customs/Central Excise) and  Appraisers were upgraded from Rs. 6500-10500 to Rs. 7500-12000 w.e.f. 21.04.2004.
            3. In this regard, it is to submit with due respect that the Jabalpur CAT order dated 24.02.95 is yet to be implemented in complete form. The Honourable CAT directed to place our Inspector and also make the payment of the arrears of the pay to our officers at par with the CBI Inspectors w.e.f. the date from which the CBI Inspectors were placed in the pay scale of Rs. 2000-3200/-, if Vth pay commission recommends the same pay scale for both categories of Inspectors. No need to say that the CBI Inspectors were placed in the said pay scale w.e.f. 01.01.86. But the complete order of the Honourable CAT has not been implemented despite of same pay scale being recommended for both categories by the Vth CPC and despite of the repeated requests of the Association. It is also worth to reiterate that no appeal was made in the Honourable Supreme Court against the CAT order.  
4. As far as the question of referring the matter to the Department of Expenditure is concerned, the Honourable CAT gave no such direction. Regarding the date of effect, arrears are to be paid w.e.f. 01.01.86 instead of 01.01.96 as per the order given by the Honourable CAT. 
5. As far as the question of filing the Writ is concerned, the Association has filed no Writ in the Honourable High Court of Madhya Pradesh regarding the said order of the Honourable CAT. It is also worth to mention that all of the then Central Excise Inspectors have already become Superintendents and Asstt. Commissioner or above and many of them have also retired but the complete order is yet to be implemented.
6. In view of the above, it is requested to kindly implement the said order in complete form at an early date by making the payment of the due arrears with the due interest to our officers including me.
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,


                (Name                 ),
Designation…
Working as……in the office of…….
/Retired on….as…..from the office of…..


Friday, 22 March 2019

Hospitality facility


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, M. Jegannathan (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) Office Secretary: C. S. Sharma Treasuer: N. R. Manda Organising Secretary: Soumen Bhattachariya
(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. 56/AIB/H/19                                                                          Dt. 22.03.19
To,
Sh. Pranab Kumar Das,
Chairman, CBIC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Hospitality facility.
Sir,
            Your kind attention is invited to the Circular issued vide No. D-31016/1/2018-General Dt. 05.03.19 of Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Copy enclosed herewith).
2. With due regards, it is to submit that the officers of the Level-7 and above have been granted hospitality facility vide above referred Circular of the Department of Consumer Affairs. The officers of the Level-7 to 8 have been granted Rs. 500/- per month, Level-9 to 11 have been granted Rs. 1000/- per month and Level-12 to 13-A have been granted Rs. 1500/- per month as hospitality facility vide the referred Circular.  
3. In view of the above, it is requested to issue an organization specific Circular of CBIC also on the lines of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
Encl: As above.                                                                                                                        
 (RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Department of Posts Clarification on MACP Benchmark


Clarification on applicability of “Very Good” benchmark for financial upgradation under MACPS – Department of Posts

No.7-8/2016-PCC (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 13.03.2019

To
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General.

Sub : Clarification on applicability of “Very Good” benchmark for financial upgradation under MACPS and consideration of “Good” benchmark for the previous years before 25.07.2016.

This office is in receipt of large number of references consequent upon the clarification issued vide DG Posts’ letter of even number dated 02.07.2018 on the above mentioned subject, regarding allowing opportunity of making representation against ‘good’ benchmark and relaxation of benchmark for MACPS.

2. In this context, it is reiterated that opportunity of making representation against the APAR which are post 2009 cannot be given as it is already disclosed to the employees in APAR process.

3. Further, the benchmark for the purpose of financial upgradation under MACP was enhanced from ‘good’ to ‘very good’ w.e.f. 25.07.2016 i.e prior to 25.07.2016 the benchmark was ‘good’ for MACPS. As such, the ‘good’ grading of APAPRs for the period prior to 25.07.2016 may be considered for financial upgradation under MACPS. However, the “very good” benchmark applicable w.e.f. 25.07.2016 cannot be relaxed for MACPS.

4. All concerned may be informed accordingly.


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(S.B.Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Benchmark for MACP 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, M. Jegannathan (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) Office Secretary: C. S. Sharma Treasuer: N. R. Manda Organising Secretary: Soumen Bhattachariya
(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. 53/AIB/B/19                                                                          Dt. 19.03.19
To,
Sh. Pranab Kumar Das,
Chairman, CBIC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Benchmark for MACP upgradation.
Sir,
            Kindly refer to earlier requests of the Association on the subject matter.
            2. Your kind attention is also invited to the Circular No. 107/E-9/Estt.-I/DHC Dt 27.01.18 of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi implementing ‘Very Good’ benchmark w.e.f. 01.01.18 (Copy enclosed herewith).
3. With due regards, it is to submit again that the benchmark for MACP upgradation has been prescribed to be “very good” for all posts w.e.f. 25.07.16 vide DOPT OM No. 35034/3/2015-Estt(D) Dt. 28.09.16.
4. Needless to submit that new condition would make it difficult for employees to avail MACP upgradation. So, the change of the benchmark from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ should only have prospective effect as many employees may find it impossible to meet the benchmark based on the said change.
5. Thus, the grant of MACP upgradation on the basis of the reports of earlier years when the said stipulation of ‘Very Good’ was not in existence must be calibrated on the basis of the earlier stipulation of the benchmark being `Good’.
6. The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has implemented the DOPT OM w.e.f. 1st January, 2018 only saying that the required grading of “Very Good” will be applicable only in respect of ACRs from the current year, i.e., 2017 onwards. For earlier years, “Good” will be treated as qualifying/eligibility criteria for the benefit under the MACP Scheme in the Hon’ble High Court.
7. In view of the above, it is requested to implement the ‘Very Good’ benchmark w.e.f. 01.01.18 only by issuing an organization-specific order for CBIC on the lines of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi at least for the officers joining the job upto the grade pay of Rs. 6500/- (pre-revised).
Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
Encl: As above.                                                                                                                         
 (RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.

 MACP Bench Mark – High Court of Delhi Circular

HIGH COURT OF DELHI
(Establishment-1 Branch)

No.107/E-9/Estt.-1/DHC
Date:27.01.2018

CIRCULAR

In partial modification of Circular No.60B/E-10/Estt-1/DHC dated 17.08.2017, it is hereby circulated for information of all concerned that O.M, F.No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 27/28.09.2016, issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personal & Training, New Delhi, regarding upgradation of benchmark from “Good” under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS), is applicable w.e.f. 1st January, 2018. The required grading of “Very Good” will be applicable only in respect of ACRs from the current year, i.e. 2017 onwards. For earlier years of “Good” upto the grade pay of Rs.6500/-(pre-revised) will be treated as qualifying/ eligibility criteria for the benefit under the MACP Scheme.

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(Shekhar Chandra)
Joint Registar (Estt.)
Date:27.01.2018

Endst. No.2623-33/E-9/Estt-1/DHC
Copy forwarded for Information to:
1.The Pay& Accounts Officer-XX1. Delhi High Court, New Delhi.
2.All Reqistars/OSDs.
3.Joint Registrar-cum-Secretary to Hon’ble the Acting Chief Justice.
4.All Joint Registres.
5.Deputy Registrar-cum-P.A to Registrar General.
6.All Deputy Registrars
7.The Deputy Registar (Budget & Accounts).
8.Joint Director for uploading the instant Circular on the intranet of this Court.
9.All Assitant Registrars.
10.All AOJs/CMs/ Private Secretaries.
11.Admin. Order file.
12.Guard file.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

7th CPC Incentive for Acquiring Fresh Higher Qualifications

 DoPT  Order dt.15.3.2019

Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario

No. 1/5/2017-Estt (Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training) 

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2019 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario – reg 

Central Government Servants acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service are granted incentive in the form of one-time lump-sum amount ranging from Rs.2000/- to Rs.10,000/-, as provided in this Department’s OM No. 1/2/89-Estt.(Pay-l) dated 09.04.1999 and other related OMs. 

2. The 7th CPC has reviewed the rates of incentive presently available to employees on this account in addition to pay, and have suggested their rationalization and simplification in Para 8.9.11 to 8.9.14 of their report. 

3. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (DOE) Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016 vide Para 7 provided that the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC shall be referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary, and until a final decision thereon, all allowances including this incentive were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th CPC) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016. 

4. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary has been issued as per the Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017 of DOE.

5. The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders/OMs/instructions/guidelines on the subject of granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, the following one-time lump-sum rates as incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualification by a Government employee shall be permissible for courses in fields that are directly relevant to the employee’s job. 

SI. No.QualificationAmount (Rs)
1.Ph.D. Or Equivalent30,000
2.PG Degree/Diploma Of Duration More Than One Year, Or Equivalent.25,000
3.PG Degree/Diploma Of Duration One Year Or Less, Or Equivalent.20,000
4.Degree/Diploma Of Duration More Than Three Years, Or Equivalent.15,000
5.Degree/Diploma Of Duration Three Years Or Less, Or Equivalent.10,000

6. Professional courses directly relevant to the functional requirement of the Organization/Ministry/Department but not covered by any one of the categories mentioned in para 5 above, shall be notified specifically under SI. No. 4 or S of para 5 above, by the concerned Ministry/Department in consultation with their respective IFD. 

7. Ministries/Departments are free to choose courses on their own. However, the grant of incentive in respect of above qualifications will be subject to the fulfillment of the criteria laid down in para 8 below. The grant of incentive for the qualifications listed above shall be considered by the administrative authorities in consultation with their lFD and necessary orders shall be issued after ensuring that the criteria laid down in para 8 below are fulfilled. 

8. Criteria/guidelines for granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario, are as under: 

8.1. The incentive will not be available for the qualifications which are laid down as essential or desirable qualifications in the recruitment rules for the post.
8.2. No incentive shall be allowed for acquiring higher qualification purely on academic or literary subjects. The acquisition of the qualification should be directly related to the functions of the post held by him/her, or to the functions to be performed in the next higher post. There should be direct nexus between the functions of the post and the qualification acquired and that it should contribute to the efficiency of the government servant. 

8.3. The quantum of incentive will be uniform for all posts, irrespective of their classification or grade or the department. 

8.4. The incentive shall not be admissible where the government servant is sponsored by the government or he/she avails study leave for acquiring the qualification. 

8.5. The incentive would be given only for higher qualification acquired after induction into service. 

8.6. No incentive would be admissible if an appointment is made in relaxation of the educational qualification. No incentive would be admissible if employee acquires the requisite qualification for such appointment at a later date. 

8.7. The qualifications meriting grant of incentive should be recognized by University Grants Commission, respective regulatory bodies like AICTE, Medical Council of India, etc. set up by Central/State Government or recognized by the Government. 

8.8. The incentive shall be limited to maximum two times in an employee’s career, with a minimum gap of two years between successive grants. 

8.9. The Government servant should prefer the claim within six months from the date of acquisition of the higher qualification. 

9. The incentive as per this OM will be admissible for above qualifications acquired on or after 01.07.2017 

10. Government Servants, who have acquired the fresh higher qualification on or after 01.07.2017 till the date of issuance of this OM, may also claim these incentives within six months from the date of issuance of this OM. 

11. Insofar as the persons working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. 

12. Hindi Version will follow. 
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(Bajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India