SENIORITY LIST OF SUPERINTENDENTS OF CENTRAL EXCISE ( AS ON 01.05.2014) PROMOTED WITHIN 2006 IS POSTED IN THIS BLOG POST. SENIORITY LIST OF SUPERINTENDENTS OF CENTRAL EXCISE ( AS ON 01.05.2014) PROMOTED WITHIN 2006 IS POSTED IN PAGES SIDE ALSO. .
{- OUR MAIN DEMANDS. •(1) Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 w.e.f 01.01.2006 to all Superintendents of Central Excise and Time scale in PB-3 on completion of 4 years service as Superintendent (2) Stagnation to be reduced to less than 4 years for induction to Group-A in STS ( DC) grade directly. (3)• 3rd MACP & 2nd MACP should be Grade Pay Rs. 7600 in PB-3 & 6600 in PB-3 respectively. •(4) Parity in matter of career prospects of (Group-B) Inspector along with Examiner of Customs and other counter parts.}----. Further we also demand that (1) 50% of Dearness allowance should be merged with basic pay (2), the New Pension Scheme and PFRDA Bill should be withdrawn (3) relaxation children education allowance from Income Tax (4) Cash less health scheme to all Central Excise Employees (5) removal of the unscientific ceiling in compassionate appointment (6)creation of separate service to maintain all India seniority list for Inspectors and prospective removal of zonal disparity in promotions (7) introduction of in situ/ time bound promotional scheme to grant 5 promotions to all Inspectors of Central Excise in their entire service career,those have completed 8 years as Inspector and 20 years as Inspector and Supdt. combinedly should be upgraded to the post of Supdt and AC respectively (8) immediate DPC against existing vacancies in the cadre of AC, (9) regularization of adhoc promotions pending since 97 on revised ratio as per SC decision dated 03.08.11(10) Three upgradations under MACP should be post based like ACP scheme.(11) provision for proper infrastructures to all offices with a provision of sitting arrangement as per prescribed norms (12) issue of laptop/mobile to all Inspectors/Superintendents (13)granting of pay scale of 2000-3200 & 6500-10500 to the cadre of Inspector w.e.f 01.01.86 & 01.01.96 respectively (14) granting of pay scale of 2200-4000 & 8000-13500 to the cadre of Superintendent w.e.f 01.01.86 & 01.01.96 respectively (15) CR must be conducted in every 4 years block like CSS.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

FINAL CALL



DEAR FRIENDS,
NAMASTE. 
ALL ARE REQUESTED TO CHECK AT THEIR END WHETHER OR NOT ANY INFORMATION IS PENDING ON THE PART OF THEIR COMMISSIONERATE IN R/O DPC FOR THE POST OF AC AND KINDLY EXPEDITE SENDING OF SAME. 
 
PENDING 'NO REPORT CERTIFICATE' AND 'NO REVIEW CERTIFICATE' MAY PLEASE BE SENT TO THE SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1 IMMEDIATELY.
 
IN CASE OF THE GRADING OF ANY OF THE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2001-2002 TO 2011-2012 IS BELOW BENCH MARK (JUST ADEQUATE - POOR - AVERAGE - BELOW AVERAGE), THE ORDER PASSED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY ON THE BASIS OF THE REPRESENTATION OF SUCH CONCERNED OFFICER MAY PLEASE BE FORWARDED TO THE SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1 IMMEDIATELY.
 
FOR SENDING THE DETAILS, IT CAN BE MAILED TO SH. ASHWANI KUMAR LAU, SUPERINTENDENT, ON HIS MAIL ID ashwanilau@hotmail.com AND ALSO FAX THE SAME ON FAX NO. 011-25742688.
 
IT IS ALSO REQUESTED TO KINDLY SEND ALL QUERIES ON THE ABOVE MAIL ID ONLY AS CALLING ON HIS MOBILE COULD NOT SERVE THE PURPOSE.
 
REGARDS TO ALL WITH THE HOPE THAT WE MAY CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY ON 15.08.2014 EXPECTING THE NEW GRADE FOR MANY OF US. 
LOVE,
RAVI.

 Central Government Employees to declare assets

The central government has notified rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for all its employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children.
Assets to be declared are immovable properties, cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, gold and silver jewellery and bullion possessed, shares in companies, mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to a person. Movable properties to be declared are motor vehicles, aircraft, yachts or ships,  by them, their spouses and dependent children
It has issued new forms for filing these returns which have fields to give details on cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies or mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to a person or any entity, among others.

The employees need to declare motor vehicles, aircraft, yachts or ships, gold and silver jewellery and bullion possessed by them, their spouses and dependent children, according to the form.

They need to give detail of their immovable properties and statement of debts and other liabilities on first appointment or as on March 31 of every financial year.There are about 50 lakh central government employees, including IAS, IFS and IPS, among others.

The rules, Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014– were notified by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) last week.As per the rules, notified under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, every public servant shall file declaration, information and annual returns of his assets and liabilities as on March 31 every year on or before July 31 of that year.These declarations are in addition to such returns being filed by the government employees under various services rules.

However, the competent authority may exempt a public servant from filing the information in respect of any asset if its value does not exceed his or her four months basic pay or Rs two lakh, whichever is higher, the rules said.The employees, who have already filed their declarations, information and annual returns of property, shall file revised declarations as on August 1, 2014, to the competent authority on or before September 15, this year.

According to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, a public servant shall furnish to the competent authority the information relating to the assets of which he, his spouse and his dependent children, jointly or severally, own. He is also mandated to declare his liabilities and that of his spouse and his dependent children, as per the Act
The government is in process of modifying certain rules, including those related to search committee’s working, under the Lokpal Act. The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act provides for the establishment of a Lokpal for the Union and Lokayuktas for the states to inquire into corruption charges against public functionaries. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee had given his assent to Lokpal Act on January 1, this year.
The format for various forms under Lokpal Act relating to Central Government Employees are as follows.
Annexure-IV Return of Assets and Liabilities
Form No.-I : Statement of immovable property
Form No. – II Statement of liquid assets on first appointment 
Form No. III – Statement of movable property
Form No. IV – Statement of Provident Fund & Life Insurance Policy
Form No.-V – Statement of Debts and Other Liabilities


Monday, 21 July 2014


TARC’s First Report.

TARC has submitted its first report and CBEC has constituted six committees to look into the six areas of the report. Click below for TARC's first report

http://www.finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_revenue/tarc_report.asp.

  The report interalia provides for introducing  a system of limited departmental competitive examinations  by earmarking 33 per cent of the vacancies in the promotions quota in Group-B as wel as Group A, so that relatively more meritorious and younger officers in the feeder grades can get a fast track in promotions (Section (IV.3.c) The report also provides that " In view of the inability of the current HR process to recognize and reward merit, there is also a need for providing the right opportunity to junior officers joining GroupB/ C cadres either by direct recruitment or promotion, to move on a fast track on the basis of intelligence and ability. One way of doing this will be to earmark 33 per cent of promotional vacancies in the cadre of the ITOs in Income Tax, and Appraisers and Superintendents in Customs and Excise to be filled by a limited departmental competitive examination for Inspectors, tax assistants, etc, who would be eligible to sit for the examination after 5 years. The examination should test the candidates abilities and knowledge in related areas like tax and business law, accountancy, departmental processes, ICT familiarity and communication. Similarly a part of the promotion quota for the IRs could also be filled by limited departmental competitive examination at a higher level than the examination for inspectors, etc. open to the feeder cadres of  in the respective IRS services. This will provide a fast track for meritorious candidates, create an incentive to perform and improve the quality of people in these crucial cadres. It is, after all, officers in these grades that the tax payer most frequently has to interact with and the quality of their performance has a decisive impact on perception about the organizations performance. The regional training institutes should also conduct coaching for employees sitting for the examination".  

CS(MA) Rules 1944 are not applicable to pensioners - Health Ministry

Medical Facilities to Government employees 
Central Government Health Scheme provides medical care to its beneficiaries which include serving as well as retired Central Government employees. The CGHS provides its services through a network of CGHS Wellness Centers which are in operation presently in 25 major cities of the country. Expenditure on medical reimbursement in respect of pensioners is borne by CGHS and in respect of serving employees it is borne by concerned Ministry/ department/office. The pensioner beneficiaries are eligible for credit facility for treatment in CGHS empanelled hospitals. 

Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 are applicable to serving Central Government employees only who are residing in non-CGHS covered areas. Medical attendance is provided by the Authorized Medical Attendant appointed by concerned department. The CS(MA) Rules 1944 are not applicable to pensioners. As per these Rules, there is no provision for issue of medicines and medical reimbursement claims are to be settled by the concerned department/ Ministry. 
The Health Minister stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha here today. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

7TH CPC COMMON MEMORANDUM – AT A GLANCE

Highlights of the Memorandum submitted on issues common to all Central Government employees to Secretary 7th Pay Commission.
JCM NC has also submitted Interim Memorandum on interim relief and Merger of DA.
1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employees as on 01.01.2014.
2. 7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014. In future five year wage revision.
3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.
4. JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m.
5. Ratio of minimum and maximum wage should be 1:8.

6. General formula for determination of pay scale based on minimum living wage demanded for MTS is pay in PB+GP x 3.7.
7. Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay.
8. Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000).
9. The pay structure demanded is as under:- (open ended pay scales – Total 14 pay scales)
Existing Proposed(in Rs.)
PB-1, GP Rs. 1800 26,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 1900
PB-1, GP Rs. 2000 33,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2400
PB-1, GP Rs. 2800 46,000
PB-2, GP Rs. 4200 56,000
PB-2, GP Rs. 4600
PB-2, GP Rs. 4800 74000
PB-2, GP Rs. 5400 78,000
PB-3, GP 5400 88000
PB-3, GP 6600 102000
PB-3, GP 7600 120000
PB-4, GP 8900 148000
P4-4, GP 10000 162000
HAG 193000
Apex Scale 213000
Cabinet Secretary 240000
9 (a) Wages and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks is to be examined by 7th CPC itself.
10. Dearness Allowances on the basis of 12 monthly average of CPI, Payment on 1st Jan and 1st July every year.
11. Overtime Allowances on the basis of total Pay + DA + Full TA.
12 Liabilities of all Government dues of persons died in harness be waived.
13. Transfer Policy – Group `C and `D Staff should not be transferred. DoPT should issue clear cut guideline as per 5th CPC recommendation. Govt. should from a Transfer Policy in each department for transferring on mutual basis on promotion. Any order issued in violation of policy framed be cancelled by head of department on representation.
14. Transport Allowance -
X Classified City Other Places
Rs. 7500 + DA Rs. 3750 +DA
The stipulation for TA that the Govt. employee should be on duty in his headquarters for certain number of days during the calendar month should be removed.
15. Deputation Allowance double the rates and should be paid 10% of the pay at same station and 20% of the pay at outside station.
16. Classification of the post should be executive and non-executive instead of present Group A,B.C.
17. Special Pay which was replaced with Special/Allowance by 4th CPC be bring back to curtail pay scales.
18. Scrap downsizing, outsourcing and contracting of govt. jobs.
19. Regularize all casual labour and count their entire service after first two year, as a regular service for pension and all other benefits. They should not be thrown out by engaging contractors workers.
20. The present MACPs Scheme be replaced by giving five promotion after completion of 8,15,21,26 and 30 year of service with benefits of stepping up of pay with junior and also hierarchical pay scales.
21. PLB being bilateral agreement, it should be out of 7th CPC perview.
22. Housing facility:- (a) To achieve 70% houses in Delhi and 40% in all other towns to take lease accommodation and allot to the govt. employees. (b) Land and building acquired by it department may be used for constructing houses for govt. employees.
23. House Building Allowance :- (a) Simplify the procedure of HBA (b) Entitle to purchase second and used houses
24. Common Category – Equal Pay for similar nature of work be provided.
25. Compassionate appointment – remove ceiling of 5% and give appointment within Three months.
26. Traveling Allowance:-
Category A1, A Class City Other Cities
Executive Rs. 5000 per day + DA Rs. 3500 per day + DA
Non-Executive Rs. 4000 per day + DA Rs. 2500 per day + DA
27. Composite Transfer Grant: -
Executive Class 6000 kg by Goods Train/ Rate per km by road 8 Wheeler Wagon Rs.50+DA(Rs.1 per kg and single container per km) Non-Executive Class 3000 kg – do – -do-
28. Children Education Allowance should be allowed up to Graduate, Post Graduate, and all Professional Courses. Allow any two children for Children Education Allowance.
29. Fixation of pay on promotion – two increments in feeder grade with minimum benefit of Rs.3000.
30. House Rent Allowance
X Class Cities 60%
Other Classified Cities 40%
Unclassified Locations 20%
31. Compensatory City Allowance.

`X’ Class Cities `Y’ Class Cities
A. Pay up to Rs.50,000 10% 5%
B. Pay above Rs.50,000 6% minimum Rs 5000 3% minimum Rs.2500
32. Patient Care Allowance to all para-medical and staff working in hospitals.
33. All allowances to be increased by three times.
34. NE Region benefits – Payment of Special Duty Allowance @ 37.5% of pay.
35. Training: - Sufficient budget for in-service training.
36. Leave Entitlement (i) Increase Casual Leave 08 to 12 days & 10 days to 15 days. (ii) Declare May Day as National Holiday (iii) In case of Hospital Leave, remove the ceiling of maximum 24 months leave and 120 days full payment and remaining half payment. (iv) Allow accumulation of 400 days Earned Leave (v) Allow encashment of 50% leave while in service at the credit after 20 years Qualifying Service. (vi) National Holiday Allowance (NHA) – Minimum one day salary and eligibility criteria to be removed for all Non Executive Staff. (vii) Permit encashment of Half Pay Leave. (viii) Increase Maternity Leave to 240 days to female employees & increase 30 days Paternity Leave to male employees.
37. LTC (a) Permission to travel by air within and outside the NE Region. (b) To increase the periodicity once in a two year. (c) One visit outside country in a lifetime
38. Income Tax: (i) Allow 30% standard deduction to salaried employees. (ii) Exempt all allowances. (iii) Raise the ceiling limit as under: (a) General – 2 Lakh to 5 Lakh (b) Sr. Citizen – 2.5 Lakh to 7 Lakh (c) Sr. Citizen above 80 years of age – 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh (iv) No Income Tax on pension and family pension and Dearness Relief.
39. (a) Effective grievance handling machinery for all non-executive staff. (b) Spot settlement (c) Maintain schedule of three meetings in a year (d) Department Council be revived at all levels (e) Arbitration Award be implemented within six month, if not be discussed with Staff Side before rejection for finding out some modified form of agreement.
40. Appoint Arbitrator for shorting all pending anomalies of the 6th CPC.
41. Date of Increment – 1st January and 1st July every year. In case of employees retiring on 31st December and 30th June, they should be given one increment on last day of service, i.e. 31st December and 30th June, and their retirements benefits should be calculated by adding the same.
42. General Insurance: Active Insurance Scheme covering risk upto Rs. 7,50,000/- to Non Executive & Rs. 3,50,000/- to Skilled staff by monthly contribution of Rs. 750/- & Rs. 350/- respectively.
43. Point to point fixation of pay.
44. Extra benefits to Women employees (i) 30% reservation for women. (ii) Posting of husband and wife at same station. (iii) One month special rest for chronic disease (iv) Conversion of Child Care Leave into Family Care Leave (v) Flexi time
45. Gratuity: Existing ceiling of 16 ½ months be removed and Gratuity be paid @ half month salary for every year of qualifying service. Remove ceiling limit of Rs.10 Lakh for Gratuity.
46. Pension: (i) Pension @ 67% of Last Pay Drawn (LPD) instead of 50% presently. (ii) Pension after 10 years of qualifying service in case of resignation. (iii) Increase pension age-based as under: 65 Years – 70% of Las Pay Drawn (LPD) 70 Years – 75% of LPD 75 Years – 80% of LPD 80 Years – 85% of LPD 85 Years – 90% of LPD 90 Years – 100% of LPD (iv) Parity of pension to retirees before 1.1.2006. (v) Enhanced family pension should be same in case of death in harness and normal death. (vi) After 10 years, family pension should be 50% of LPD. (vii) Family pension to son upto the age of 28 years looking to the recruitment age. (viii) Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.2500/- per month. (ix) Extend medical facilities to parents also. (x) HRA to pensioners. (xi) Improvement in ex-gratia pension to CPF/SRPF retirees up to 1/3rd of full pension.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

AIACEGEO- Jaipur Unit.

The election of Jaipur Unit of AIACEGEO was held on 16.07.14 and the following  are the new Office Bearers of such unit:-
          S/Shri
1.   K.P. Goswami                        - President
2.   K.N. Bhat                               - Vice President
3.   NATHMAL VERMA                 - General Secretary
4.   Sunil Verma                          - Joint Secretary
5.   Smt Namita Choudhary       - Treasurer
 

Request fror appointment with FM.



ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                           Secretary General:
Lokanath Mishra                        240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                  Ravi Malik
Mob. 09437314941                      mail Id: ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com                         Mob. 09868816290
Vice Presidents: SampatRai, VatanKamble (Central); Anurag Chaudhary, Ravi Joshi (North); A. Ravinder Singh, Rajan G. George (South); A. S. Roy, Shubhrangshu Deb (East); P. D. Nimhan, S. K. Jha (West)
Joint Secretaries: Anand Kishore, LaxmiLalSinghvi (Central); N. N. Lal, R. K. Solanki (North); G. Srinath, S. Chandrasekar (South); AshwiniMajhi, V. N. Jha (East); G. K. Jhala, M. K. Misra (West)
Office Secretary: C.S.Sharma (Mob. 09313885411)             Treasurer: N.R.Manda (Mob. 09871483585)
(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/A/14                                                                          Dt. 15.07.14
To,                                                                              
Sh. Arun Jaitley,                                                                                             
The Hon’ble Finance Minister,                   
Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Sub: Request for appointment.
Sir,
            It is  submitted with due regards that the Central Excise Superintendents are forced to retire on a PB2 post with only single promotion in the service career of 35-40 years after joining as Inspector whereas their common entry counterparts are easily enjoying PB4 levels after getting 5-6 promotions after entry into the same level of PB2. The Central Excise Superintendents are getting promotion (if any) merely to Junior Time Scale while their counterparts of CPWD, CSS, CSSS, AFHQS, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Railway Board & many others like Administrative Services, Police Services, Forest Services, Engineering Services, Foreign Services, State Services etc. to Senior Time Scale. These poor officers are also forced to work under the extreme juniors of Customs belonging to the same cadre in the same organization of CBEC. Their counterparts of the Income Tax (CBDT) and CSS under the same Department of Revenue are able to reach the post of Commissioner and Joint Secretary. The Central Excise Superintendents are also deprived of the due pay scale/pay band & grade pay and facing the worst career prospects in comparison to their analogous counterparts.  
2. They are totally demoralised and have nothing to be job-satisfied or motivated. If career prospects were disclosed in the advertisement for recruitment, these officers would have never joined this job. The rights to grow, make progress and live with dignity have been snatched from them. There is no change in the scenario regarding their career prospects despite of the repeated representations, pleadings & requests to the administration. Everybody in the corridors of power of CBEC seems to be worried only about the stature, interest & character of the IRS paying no heed to the career prospects & job-satisfaction of the actual workforce (Central Excise Superintendents & Inspectors) already collecting the government revenue always above the set targets despite of total disappointment and humiliation.
3. In view of the above, it is very much requested to kindly grant the due time as per your convenience to the Association to discuss the following points for the due redressal-
A. Immediate implementation of cadre restructuring as our officers are regularly retiring without promotion and convening of single DPC to regularise ad-hoc promotions to the post of Asstt. Commissioner in accordance with the rules existing on the date of regular DPC.
B. Scheme to improve the career prospects of Central Excise Superintendents/Inspectors independent of cadre restructuring to bring parity with common entry counterparts of CSS etc. to retire our officers also in PB-4 and non-functional time scale in PB3 instead of PB2 to Superintendents after 4 years of service like other counterparts.
C. Initial pay scale equivalent to the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 to the Superintendent of Central Excise w.e.f. the date of the grant of the same to the analogous counterparts of CBI etc. along with other perks as being granted to the later ones, implementation of the CBEC circular issued vide F. No. A-26017/44/94-Ad II (A) Dt. 08.03.95 regarding arrears of pay and retrospective implementation of the pay scale revision of the Superintendents of Central Excise at par with NCB.
           D. Next promotion of Central Excise Superintendent to STS post like other group ‘B’ gazetted officers of Central as well as State Governments and qualifying services/residency periods in accordance of DOPT OM No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) dt. 24.03.09.
            E. Batch to batch Non Functional Financial Upgradation to the Central Excise executive officers at par with the best placed counterparts of CSS etc. on the lines of Group ‘A’ vs. IAS.
            F. Merger of group ‘B’ Executive non-gazetted and also gazetted grades under CBEC into one and counting of regular service as per F. No. A/60/13/RTI/2006-Ad.IIIB Dt. 26.05.06 of CBEC.
G. Filling-up of all posts of Asstt. Commissioner first from the Central Excise Superintendents only till all of Central Excise Superintendents of 2002 enter into group A like Appraisers and to take measures that no senior officer of Central Excise is forced to work under the junior officer of Customs belonging to same cadre.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,


(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.