" 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.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Unwarranted police action against our Inspector

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, SomnathChakrabarty (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, SanjeevSahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, AshutoshNivsarkar (Central)
Office Secretary: C. S. SharmaTreasuer: N. R. MandaOrganising Secretary: SoumenBhattachariya
(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. 183/AIB/A/18                                                                          Dt. 19.07.18
To,
The Chief Commissioner (Lucknow Zone),
Central Tax, GST, Lucknow.
Sub: Unwarranted police action against our Inspector.
Sir,
            As this Association came to know, it is to submit with due regards that one of our Inspectors, namely Sh. L. B. Pandey, posted at Barabanki was mal-treated by the local police on the insistence of our Asstt. Commissioner in charge of Barabanki Division, namely Ms. Arnika Yadav. Both officers have submitted their version to the administration. Sh. Pandey has also been transferred to Sitapur from Barabanki. Both Associations, Inspectors as well as IRS, have demanded to take due action against the guilty in the matter. No need to say that this incident is being highlighted by the media resulting in the bad name to our CBIC.
            2. It has already been observed by our own Finance Secretary that we are far behind the State GST officers in implementing and furthering of GST. The process for next cadre restructuring has also been started in CBIC and we don’t know how many grade wise posts would remain for our officers after reviewing functional requirement under GST as a result of cadre restructuring and what would be our fate regarding career prospects as well as existence. No need to say that we all fought all-unitedly at the time of the implementation of the GST for our existence and were very well successful in protecting the existing posts.
            3. But now, the above issue is being projected as the fight between the IRS officers and staffside perhaps due to the clash of egos. We don’t know whether it would result into further damage as well as bad name to our CBIC or the matter would be resolved amicably without being prey of any ego or fight between cadres. It seems better that we should fight all-unitedly for better service conditions and career prospects instead of infightings. No need to say that all Group A, B and C officers would have to work in tandem for the same. We all have not to forget that it’s our fight for existence to bring back our old glory. We have to refrain ourselves from anything which may give the bad image to our organization namely CBIC. The ego of any individual or group can never be above our service and department. No need to say that the mistrust and oppression from any side would make the ground situation worse, tense and unworkable by spoiling the atmosphere. By this, the State GST officials will get all benefits pushing us far behind.
            4. In view of the above, it is requested that the issue may kindly be settled amicably by conducting impartial and independent enquiry without further damage.
            Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
Copy to:
1) The Member (Admn), CBIC,  North Block, New Delhi.
2) The Chairman, CBIC,  North Block, New Delhi.

(RAVI MALIK)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

CG Employees In All Likely Poised For Yet Another DA Hike


After a 2% hike in dearness allowance (DA) in March, central government employees and pensioners can expect another round of salary increase with the government set to modify the index and base year for calculating dearness allowance.
The labour ministry is working on a new series of consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW), which is used to determine dearness allowance (DA).
DA is a cost of living adjustment allowance paid to government employees, public sector employees and pensioners in the country. It is calculated as a percentage of an employee’s basic salary to mitigate the impact of inflation on people.
A senior government official told ET that the labour bureau under the ministry has finalised the new CPI-IW with base year 2016. It is proposed that the base be revised every six years to capture the changes in living expenses more quickly, the official said. The existing CPI-IW has 2001 as the base year.
The last revision in the base year was in 2006 by the Sixth Central Pay Commission to 2001 from 1982.
The new index will include addition of new industrial centres to make price gauze more representative, taking total number of industrial centres under consideration to 88 against 78 now, the official said. Several new items are being added to the list, including cars and mobiles, to reflect the change in lifestyle of industrial workers over the last 15 years.
“The trend so far is that the weightage of transport, healthcare and housing has gone up many fold in the new series in the monthly expenditure of an industrial worker, especially consumption of petrol and diesel with the addition of cars to it, while there is decline in overall food basket which is being diversified,” the person said. With increase in fuel prices, cost of healthcare and housing, it is expected that there will be some increase in new index.
Since this index is used to determine dearness allowance of all government employees and industrial workers there may be significant financial implication, running into crores of rupees with the revision in base year, the official said.
The new index will soon go to the technical advisory committee for vetting, after which it will go to the national tripartite consultation before it is finalised, the official said. The labour bureau had taken approvals from standing tripartite committee at all stages development of the index, the official added.
Based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the Union Cabinet had in March this year increased DA to 7% from 5% effective January 2018, thus benefitting 48.41 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of DA and DR (dearness relief) has been pegged at Rs 6,077 crore per annum and Rs 7,090 crore in 2018-19 (for 14 months from January 2018 to February 2019).
Source: ET

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Stagnation


Central Government Holidays List During The Year 2019 – Closed Holidays And Restricted Holidays

Central Government Employees will be entitled to 17 Compulsory Holidays and 3 restricted Holidays.

Central Government Holidays List 2019 – Closed Holidays and Restricted holidays applicable to all Central Government Offices in Delhi and outside Delhi – DOPT Office Memorandum
F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2
Dated 11.07.2018
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment(JCA – 2)Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11th July,2018
Sub: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During The 2019-Reg
It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure – I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative offices of the central government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2019. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure – II
2. Central Government Administrative offices located outside Delhi/New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:
  1. REPUBLIC DAY
  2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
  4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
  5. CHRISTMAS DAY
  6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
  7. DIWALI(DEEPAVALI)
  8. GOOD FRIDAY
  9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
  10. IDU’L FITR
  11. IDU’L ZUHA
  12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
  13. MUHARRAM
  14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY(ID-E-MILAD)
3.1 In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with coordination committees at other places in the state. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices with in the concerned state shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter.
  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMI
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI/VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKRANTI
  8. RATH YATRA
  9. ONAM
  10. PONGAL
  11. SRI PANCHAMI/BASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU/VAISAKHI/VAISAKHADI/BHAG BIHU/MASHADI UGADI/CHAITRA SUKLADI/CHETI CHAND/GUDI PADAVA/ 1ST NAVRATRA/NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.
3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.
  1. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over (indicated in para 3.1), after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.
5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’I Fitr, Idu’I Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).
5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees’ Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’I Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.
5.3. It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V./A.I.R./ Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.
  1. In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.
  2. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2019, subject to para 3.2 above.
  3. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on day of weekly off.
  5. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
  6. Hindi version will follow.
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Tel:23092338
ANNEXURE – I
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI
S.NoHolidayDateSaka DateDay
1940 SKA ERA
1Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Saturday
2Maha ShivaratriMarch 04Phalguna 13Monday
3HoliMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
1941 SAKA ERA
4Mahavir JayantiApril 17Chaitra 27Wednesday
5Good FridayApril 19Chaitra 29Friday
6Buddha PurnimaMay 18Vaisakha 28Saturday
7Id-Ul-FitrJune 05Jyaishtha 15Wednesday
8Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid)August 12Sravana 21Monday
9Independence DayAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
10JanmashtamiAugust 24Bhadra 02Saturday
11MuharramSeptember 10Bhadra 19Tuesday
12Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Wednesday
13DussehraOctober 08Asvina 16Tuesday
14Diwali (Deepavali)October 27Kartika 05Sunday
15Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)November 10Kartika 19Sunday
16Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 12Kartika 21Tuesday
17Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Wednesday
ANNEXURE – II
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
S.NoHolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1940
1New Year’s dayJanuary 01Pausha 11Tuesday
2LohriJanuary 13Pausha 23Sunday
3Makar SankrantiJanuary 14Pausha 24Monday
4PongalJanuary 15Pausha 25Tuesday
5Basant Panchami/Sri PanchamiFebruary 10Magha 21Sunday
6Guru Ravidas’s BirthdayFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
7Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
8Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiMarch 01Phalguna 10Thursday
9Holika DahanMarch 20Phalguna 29Wednesday
10DolyatraMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
11Hazarat Ali’s BirthdayMarch 21Phalguna 30 Thursday
SAKA ERA 1941
12Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti ChandApril 06Chaitra 16Saturday
13Ram Navami (Smarta)April 13Chaitra 23Saturday
14Vaiskhi/Vishu/MesadiApril 14Chaitra 24Sunday
15Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 15Chaitra 25Monday
16Easter SundayApril 21Vaisakha 01Sunday
17Guru Rabindranath’s birthdayMay 09Vaisakha 19Thursday
18Jamat -Ul-VidaMay 31Jyaishtha 10Friday
19Rath YatraJuly 04Ashadha 13Thursday
20Raksha BandhanAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
21Parsi New Year’s day/NaurajAugust 17Sravana 26Saturday
22Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 02Bhadra 11Monday
23Onam or Thiru Onam DaySeptember 11Bhadra 20Wednesday
24Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October 05Asvina 13Saturday
25Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)October 06Asvina 14Sunday
26Dussehra (Maha Navmi)October 07Asvina 15Monday
27Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober 13Asvina 21Sunday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October 17Asvina 25Thursday
29Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 27Kartika 05Sunday
30Govardhan PujaOctober 28Kartika 06Monday
31Bhai DujOctober 29Kartika 07Tuesday
32Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November 02Kartika 11Saturday
33Guru Tag Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNovember 24Agrahayana 03Sunday
34Christmas EveDecember 24Pausha 03Tuesday

Monday, 9 July 2018

Recent transfers & postings of Asstt. Commissioners


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, SomnathChakrabarty (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, SanjeevSahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, AshutoshNivsarkar (Central)
Office Secretary: C. S. SharmaTreasuer: N. R. MandaOrganising Secretary: SoumenBhattachariya
(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. 174/AIB/T/18                                                                          Dt. 09.07.18
To,
Sh. S. Ramesh,
Chairman, CBIC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Recent transfers & postings of Asstt. Commissioners.
Sir,
            With due regards, your kind attention is invited to the Office Orders numbered 107/2018 and 108/2018 both Dt. 03.07.18 of CBIC.
            2. It is to submit that many irregularities as below have been communicated to the Association in r/o the above orders by the members:
            (i) The transfer policy has not been followed and there exist many deviations from the policy in the orders.
(ii) The officers are very much demoralised due to the deviations and non-consideration of their requests which will affect their professional abilities, further hampering the performance.
(iii) Whereas many recently promoted Asstt. Commissioners with more than 3 years of service have been allowed to continue at the existing station/zone (which is really a very good thing) but many of the officers retiring within 3 years have not been brought to their requested stations. The policy says that officers who have 3 or less years of service left shall be posted to the station/region of their choice.
(iv) Genuine compassionate grounds including medical ones of self as well as family members have not been given due consideration.
            (v) The policy being followed in 2017 & 2018 is totally different from the policy followed in 2014 without any justified reason.
            (vi) The postings in Directorates have been made based on recommendations instead of following the policy.
            (vii) The policy says about the change of station whereas the zones have been changed.
            3. In view of the above, it is requested to kindly review the transfer orders particularly giving due consideration to the representations/willingness of the officers. It is also worth to submit that such deviations/not following the policy give rise to the unwarranted litigations.
            Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,



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


(RAVI MALIK)