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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Central government should not accept revision of Retirement Age below 60 years if 7th CPC recommends it

Retirement Age of Central government Employees again becomes the hottest topic among central government servants. Because some sources told that pay commission likely to recommend the retirement age of central government employees , on completion of  33 years of service or at the age of 60 years whichever is earlier. There are comments pouring in favour of and against this proposal though it is not confirmed yet . As per the likely recommendation of 7th CPC, if a person joined the service at the age between 20-25 years, he will retire between 53-58 years. Is it the age for retirement? Definitely not!! Many young people here are commenting that early retirement at 53-59 years of age will create jobs for them. It is not a creation of jobs, but it is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. With the increase in life expectancy, the retirement age all over the world is increasing, including India where the retirement age of Govt. employees has been increased twice – from 55 to 58 years and from 58 to 60 years. India aspires to be a developed country but no developed country in the world has the retirement below 60 years of age for its Govt. employees. On the contrary, the tendency all over the world is to increase the retirement age with increase in life expectancy and between 2004-14, the life expectancy in India has increased by 5 years. Therefore, reducing the retirement age is not justified if we go by the trend around the world. It is interesting to note that only three countries in the world – Turkey, Indonesia and Nepal – have retirement age at 58 years and below, while most of other countries have retirement for their Govt. employees at 60 years or more. Don’t young people in these countries need employment? Does their Govt. reduce the retirement age of present Govt. employees to eliminate the problem of unemployment? The answer is, no. Take the example of Spain where one out of 4 youth is unemployed i.e. 25% unemployment, but Spain has not reduced retirement age of its Govt. employees to give the impression of creating jobs and their retirement age remains at 65 years. India definitely does not face such a bad situation like Spain where unemployment is 25%. Then why such a drastic step to give the impression of creating jobs by rendering its already employed employees unemployed? If retirement age is indeed reduced by the govt. to 53-59 years, India will have the dubiois distinction of being the only country in the world to retire its Govt. employees even at 53 years of age surpassing Nepal and Indonesia and behind only Turkey.Our Prime Minister has been working very hard and has been successful in projecting the image of India in the world as the soon-to-be-a-developed country , but this image will suffer a setback if, by reducing the retirement age to as low as 53 years, India is made to be next only to Turkey where the retirement age is 45 years, the lowest in the world. Even in Pakistan the retirement age of Govt. servants was increased from 60 to 62 years, while life expectancy there is lower (67.39 years) than in India (68.13 years). Pakistan increased the retirement age despite having a higher unemployment rate (5.37) than India (3.72).It is hoped that it is only a rumour, but if 7th CPC indeed recommends the criteria for retirement as 33/60, it is expected it will back such a recommendation with a rationale behind it. Merely the reason for creation of jobs behind this recommendation will not be fair as no other country does so .

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Cabinet Clears GST Amendments, States To Be Compensated For 5 Yrs

New Delhi: The Cabinet today approved amendments to the GST bill to compensate states for revenue loss for five years on introduction of the uniform nationwide indirect tax regime, as has been suggested by Rajya Sabha Select Committee.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this evening agreed to the recommendation made by the Select Committee on compensation to states to win over support of regional parties like TMC of West Bengal and Odisha’s BJD in getting the landmark Constitution Amendment approved by the Upper House where the ruling NDA does not have a majority.
The Cabinet decided that the modalities for levy of 1 per cent tax over and above the GST rate by states as well as the ‘band’ rate would be finalised while framing the rules, sources said.
The Rajya Sabha Select panel, headed by BJP’s Bhupender Yadav, in its report last week suggested GST rate to be no more than 20 per cent and levy of 1 per cent additional tax by states only on actual sales and not on inter-company stock or inventory transfer.
The Constitution Amendment Bill for a Goods and Service Tax (GST), to replace all indirect taxes like excise and sales tax on all products, except alcohol, has already been passed by the Lok Sabha and is pending passage in the Upper House.
The amendment approved by the Cabinet on compensation seeks to give an assurance to states for making up for revenue loss they may suffer in first five years of introduction of GST.
Government plans to roll out GST from April 1, 2016, a very tight schedule considering the fact that the Bill has to be approved by Rajya Sabha and half of the 30 states.

IRS(IDT)OA

IRS(INDIRECT TAXES) OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION.
              NOTIFICATION     DATED 28.07.15.
It has been decided to create the following units for IRS(Indirect Taxes) Officers Association throughout the country.
1.    Ahmedabad Unit.
2.    Bengaluru Unit.
3.    Mysore Unit.
4.    Bhopal Unit.
5.    Bhubaneswar Unit.
6.    Chandigarh Unit.
7.    Chennai Unit.
8.    Cochin Unit.
9.    Coimbatore Unit.
10.  Delhi Unit.
11.  Hyderabad Unit.
12.  Jaipur Unit.
13.  Kolkata Unit.
14.  Lucknow Unit.
15.  Meerut Unit.
16.  Mumbai Unit.
17.  Nagpur Unit.
18.  Pune Unit.
19.  Ranchi Unit..
20.  Shillong Unit.
21.  Vadodara Unit.
22.  Visakhapatnam Unit.
23.  Thiruchirappalli Unit.
All the Units are requested to convey a general body meeting under their respective jurisdictions and elect the office bearers (where election has not yet been conducted) and procure an attendance sheet about conducting of such general body meeting and election. The election results, signature statements and prescribed affiliation fees may please be submitted to Secretary General for issue of affiliation certificates. After issue of affiliation certificates, a request will be made to Board for provisional recognition with intimation about deduction of subscription through check up systems. The affiliation fees may be collected from members in cash as initial subscriptions by each and every unit. The All India General Body meeting of all affiliated units will be held after submission of representation to Board for provisional recognition.

LOKANATH MISHRA.
SECRETARY GENERAL. 

VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP FORM.
To
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(Name of the head of the office)
I-----------------------------------(Name and designation) being a member of IRS(INDIRECT TAXES)
OFFICERS” ASSOCIATION__________Unit, authorise for deduction of annual subscription of Rs--------
(Rupees --------------------------------)only from my salary and authorise to pay such amounts to the
above said service Association through General Secretary of --------Unit.
Signature /Name /designation/date.
To be filled up by General Secretary of --------Unit.
It is certified that -----------------Unit of IRS(Indirect Taxes ) Officers’ Association is being
affiliated to all India Association vide letter Ref. No----- dated ---- and Shri/Smt-------------------
-----is a member of IRS(Indirect Taxes) Officers’ Association, ---------Unit.
It is further certified that Shri/Smt---------------has signed in my presence.
General Secretary
IRS(Indirect Taxes) Officers Association------Unit.


MEETING WITH SECRETARY REVENUE AND MOS/DOPT.

Dear friends,
Namaste.
1. A meeting of JAC was held today on 29.07.15 with the Revenue Secretary. The agenda of the meeting is attached herewith. He was pleased to listen us cordially, interacting & making due queries during our submissions and noting relevant things on our representation. Seemingly, he was positive on every point but couldn’t give any assurance on the spot intending to get report from the CBEC on our submissions. He, however, looked very serious about our grievances and gave no negative impression. Seemingly, he was agreed to all of our points. Let us see what happens and what will be the final outcome.
2. One more meeting is expected with the DOPT Minister on 03.08.15 as asked by AIACEGEO and IRSITOA. Both letters are attached herewith. Sh. A. K. Sharma (President of IRSITOA) & myself are in regular touch of the staff of the DOPT Minister and are ready to attend the meeting even on shortest confirmation.
Love
RAVI MALIK/SG/AIACEGEO
IRS (INDIRECT TAXES)OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION
Secretary General:        Address for communication:      President:                        
Lokanath Mishra            C.R.Building , Bhubaneswar-751007                                      A. K. Sharma
Mob. 09437314941          mail Id:jailoknathjee@gmail.com       Mob. 9815300006
                                                                                                                                               
Ref No.IRSITOA/2015/106                                                     Dated:- 15.07.15  
To,
Sh. Jitendra Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of State, DOPT,
New Delhi.
Sub: Request for appointment.
Sir,
It is submitted with due regards that our oficers are forced to retire on a PB2 post with  single promotion in the career after joining as Inspector barring 1% whereas their common entry counterparts are easily enjoying PB4 levels after getting 5-6 promotions. They are also forced to work under the extreme juniors of Customs belonging to the same cadre. Their counterparts of Income Tax (CBDT) and the Assistants of CSS under the same Department of Revenue are able to reach the post of Commissioner and Joint Secretary. Almost all other counterparts of them are also reaching the PB4 levels. All of other cadres below Group ‘A’ except Inspectors & Superintendents are also already getting 5 to 6 promotions in CBEC.
2. In view of the above, your goodself is requested to give an appointment to the Association as per your convenience enabling us to make submissions in person relating to the following points-
(A) DIRECT PROMOTION TO STS POST:The most of group ‘B’ gazetted officers in the Central as well as State governments are being promoted directly to a Senior Time Scale (STS) post with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- including CSS, CPWD, Railway Board, CSSS, AFHQ, MEA, RajyaSabha Secretariat, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, CVC, UPSC, Directorate of Enforcement in Revenue Department itself, Forest services, Police services, Foreign Services, Engineering services, State Services etc. while Central Excise Superintendents are being promoted merely to a Junior Time Scale (JTS) post with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/-. Central Excise Superintendents (Group ‘B’ Gazetted post) may also kindly be granted promotion directly to a Senior Time Scale post with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- to maintain parity with similarly placed employees of other departments.
 (B) UNIFORM PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY:Thepromotional hierarchy is varying department to department.  
(i) Somewhere Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers are promoted to a post carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 (in CBEC, CBDT, Department of Post etc.) whereas to a post carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- at other places (CSS, RajyaSabha Secretariat, CSSS, AFHQ, MEA, MPA, CVC, UPSC, Enforcement Directorate in Revenue Department itself, Railway Board, Administrative services, Forest services, Police services, DANICS, DANIPS, CPWD, State services etc.).
(ii) Like it, somewhere Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted Officers are promoted to a post carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 (CBI, IB, Hindi departments etc.) whereas they are being promoted to a post carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- (CBEC, CBDT etc.) or Rs. 4600/- (CPWD etc.) at other places.  
(iii) (a) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is 4600à6600à8700 (CPWD etc.).
                   (b) Somewhere 4600à4800à6600à7600à8700 (CSS, CSSS, AFHQ, MEA, MPA, CVC, UPSC, Railway Board etc.).
                   (c) Somewhere 4600à5400à6600à7600à8700 (Hindi departments, CBI, IB etc.)     (d) Somewhere it is 4600à4800à5400à6600à7600à8700 (CBEC, CBDT, Department of Posts etc.).
So, the promotional hierarchy after entry into group ‘B’ is required to be made uniform for the sake of justice to all. The posts under the grade pays of Rs. 5400/- & 6600/- and also Rs. 7600/- & 8700/- being functionally same, the ideal promotional hierarchy for all after entry into Group ‘B’ seems only to be 4600à6600à8700à10000. It is, therefore, requested to make the promotional hierarchy uniform for all Group ‘B’ officers as 4600à6600à8700à10000 on the pattern of CPWD.



(C) BATCH TO BATCH NON FUNCTIONAL FINANCIAL UPGRADATION TO THE CENTRAL EXCISE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AT PAR WITH THE BEST PLACED COUNTERPARTS OF CSS ETC.All organised group ‘A’ officers recruited with IAS, the best placed group ‘A’ service, in the same pay scale through common examination have been granted financial parity with counterparts of IAS. They have been granted non-functional financial up-gradation vide DOPT OM No. AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dt. 24.04.09 to compensate the lack of promotions as compared to IAS. As far as group ‘B’ officers are concerned, the CSS and RajyaSabha Secretariat etc. officers are the best placed group ‘B’ officers like IAS in group ‘A’. The group ‘B’ officers at Central Excise Inspector and Assistant of CSS level are recruited in a common scale of pay through common examination conducted by SSC. The officers recruited as Assistant (Group-B, Non Gazetted) in the Ministries get the benefit of promotions upto the Joint Secretary or above level. However, their counterpart Central Excise Inspectors recruited also as Group-B (Non Gazetted) through same common All India competitive examination get only one functional promotion in 35/40 years of service despite of working on more important seats of revenue collection. Thus, the CSS counterparts are retiring 4-5 grades above the officers recruited as the Central Excise Inspector. On account of this, the CSS counterparts are getting 60% more pay than the officers recruited as Central Excise Inspector. Even the pension of CSS counterparts is more than the salary of the officers recruited as Central Excise Inspector.It is requested that the officers recruited as Central Excise Inspector be granted at least non-functional financial upgradation at par with their counterparts of CSS on batch to batch.
(D)INTRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE/DYNAMICPROMOTION / COMPLEMENTING SCHEME:The problem of acute stagnation in the cadre of Superintendent can be solved, if a flexible/dynamic promotional scheme is introduced for them after joining as Inspector. The flexible promotional scheme was introduced in the Department of Science and Technology. The DOPT vide Notification No. 2/41/97-Plc dated 9.11.98 made the regulation of in-situ promotion under such Flexible Promotional Scheme. It has been further reviewed by DOPT and modified Flexible Complementing Scheme guidelines issued vide OM No. AB/4017/37/2008-Esst(R) dated 10.09.10. FCS and MACPS both are also applicable simultaneously. In the same manner, dynamic promotions scheme was adopted for other categories including drivers. It is requested to kindly introduce a Flexible/Dynamic promotional/complementing scheme on completion of qualifying years of service as prescribed by DOPT under OM dated 24.03.2009 for granting in-situ promotions after every 5 years in the service career of the officer in the hierarchy of functional promotions after joining as Inspector.
3. It is further submitted that the detailed submissions would be made at the time of personal discussions.
Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

(A.  K. SHARMA),

President.

    

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. 91/A/15                                                                                        Dt. 15.07.15
To,
Sh. Jitendra Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of State, DOPT,
New Delhi.
Sub: Request for appointment.
Sir,
It is submitted with due regards that Central Excise Superintendents are forced to retire on a PB2 post with  single promotion in the career after joining as Inspector barring 1% whereas their common entry counterparts are easily enjoying PB4 levels after getting 5-6 promotions. Central Excise Superintendents are getting promotion (if any) merely to Junior Time Scale while their counterparts of CPWD, CSS, CSSS, AFHQS, Railway Board, MEA, CVC, UPSC, MPA, RajyaSabha Secretariat & many others like Administrative Services, Police Services, Forest Services, Engineering Services, State Services etc. to Senior Time Scale. They are also forced to work under the extreme juniors of Customs belonging to the same cadre. Their counterparts of Income Tax (CBDT) and the Assistants of CSS under the same Department of Revenue are able to reach the post of Commissioner and Joint Secretary. Almost all other counterparts of them are also reaching the PB4 levels. All of other cadres below Group ‘A’ except Inspectors & Superintendents are also already getting 5 to 6 promotions in CBEC.
2. In view of the above, your goodself is requested to give an appointment to the Association as per your convenience enabling us to make submissions in person relating to the following points- 
(A) DIRECT PROMOTION TO STS POST: As submitted above, the most of group ‘B’ gazetted officers in the Central as well as State governments are being promoted directly to a Senior Time Scale (STS) post with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- including CSS, CPWD, Railway Board, CSSS, AFHQ, MEA, RajyaSabha Secretariat, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, CVC, UPSC, Directorate of Enforcement in Revenue Department itself, Forest services, Police services, Foreign Services, Engineering services, State Services etc. while Central Excise Superintendents are being promoted merely to a Junior Time Scale (JTS) post with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/-. Central Excise Superintendents (Group ‘B’ Gazetted post) may also kindly be granted promotion directly to a Senior Time Scale post with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- to maintain parity with similarly placed employees of other departments.
 (B) UNIFORM PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY: Thepromotional hierarchy is varying department to department.  
(i) Somewhere Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers are promoted merely to a post carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 (in CBEC, CBDT, Department of Post etc.) whereas to a post carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- at other places (CSS, RajyaSabha Secretariat, CSSS, AFHQ, MEA, MPA, CVC, UPSC, Enforcement Directorate in Revenue Department itself, Railway Board, Administrative services, Forest services, Police services, DANICS, DANIPS, CPWD, State services etc.).
(ii) Like it, somewhere Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted Officers are promoted to a post carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 (CBI, IB, Hindi departments etc.) whereas they are being promoted to a post carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- (CBEC, CBDT etc.) or Rs. 4600/- (CPWD etc.) at other places.  
(iii) (a) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is 4600à6600à8700 (CPWD etc.),
                   (b) Somewhere 4600à4800à6600à7600à8700 (CSS, CSSS, AFHQ, MEA, MPA, CVC, UPSC, Railway Board etc.),
                   (c) Somewhere 4600à5400à6600à7600à8700 (Hindi departments, CBI, IB etc.) and
                   (d) Somewhere it is 4600à4800à5400à6600à7600à8700 (CBEC, CBDT, Department of Posts etc.).
So, the promotional hierarchy after entry into group ‘B’ is required to be made uniform for the sake of justice to all. The posts under the grade pays of Rs. 5400/- & 6600/- and also Rs. 7600/- & 8700/- being functionally same, the ideal promotional hierarchy for all after entry into Group ‘B’ seems only to be 4600à6600à8700à10000. It is, therefore, requested to make the promotional hierarchy uniform for all Group ‘B’ officers as 4600à6600à8700à10000 on the pattern of CPWD.
(C) BATCH TO BATCH NON FUNCTIONAL FINANCIAL UPGRADATION TO THE CENTRAL EXCISE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AT PAR WITH THE BEST PLACED COUNTERPARTS OF CSS ETC. All organised group ‘A’ officers recruited with IAS, the best placed group ‘A’ service, in the same pay scale through common examination have been granted financial parity with counterparts of IAS. They have been granted non-functional financial up-gradation vide DOPT OM No. AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dt.24.04.09 to compensate the lack of promotions as compared to IAS. As far as group ‘B’ officers are concerned, the CSS and RajyaSabha Secretariat etc. officers are the best placed group ‘B’ officers like IAS in group ‘A’. The group ‘B’ officers at Central Excise Inspector and Assistant of CSS level are recruited in a common scale of pay through common examination conducted by SSC. The officers recruited as Assistant (Group-B, Non Gazetted) in the Ministries get the benefit of promotions upto the Joint Secretary or above level. However, their counterpart Central Excise Inspectors recruited also as Group-B (Non Gazetted) through same common All India competitive examination get only one functional promotion in 35/40 years of service despite of working on more important seats of revenue collection. Thus, the CSS counterparts are retiring 4-5 grades above the officers recruited as the Central Excise Inspector. On account of this, the CSS counterparts are getting 60% more pay than the officers recruited as Central Excise Inspector. Even the pension of CSS counterparts is more than the salary of the officers recruited as Central Excise Inspector. It is requested that the officers recruited as Central Excise Inspector be granted at least non-functional financial upgradation at par with their counterparts of CSS on batch to batch.
(D) INTRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE/DYNAMIC PROMOTION/COMPLEMENTING SCHEME: The problem of acute stagnation in the cadre of Superintendent can be solved, if a flexible/dynamic promotional scheme is introduced for them after joining as Inspector. The flexible promotional scheme was introduced in the Department of Science and Technology. The DOPT vide Notification No. 2/41/97-Plc dated 9.11.98 made the regulation of in-situ promotion under such Flexible Promotional Scheme. It has been further reviewed by DOPT and modified Flexible Complementing Scheme guidelines issued vide OM No. AB/4017/37/2008-Esst(R) dated 10.09.10. FCS and MACPS both are also applicable simultaneously. In the same manner, dynamic promotions scheme was adopted for other categories including drivers. It is requested to kindly introduce a Flexible/Dynamic promotional/complementing scheme on completion of qualifying years of service as prescribed by DOPT under OM dated 24.03.2009 for granting in-situ promotions after every 5 years in the service career of the officer in the hierarchy of functional promotions after joining as Inspector.
3. It is further submitted that the detailed submissions would be made at the time of personal discussions.
Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                                                               

 

 

(RAVI MALIK),

Secretary General.



JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE
(Representing Staff Associations/Federations under Central Board of Excise & Customs)

                                                                                                                                                  
Ref No. 04/2015                                                                        Dated: 29.07.15
To,
Sh. Shaktikanta Das,
Revenue Secretary,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Submissions under Employee Grievances Redressal Mechanism by the staffside under CBEC.
Sir,
            First of all, many many thanks to call us for the meeting. The points in brief for your kind consideration and due redressal are submitted as below-
1. Consultation with staffside on pay matters regarding 7th CPC: It is requested to form an implementation cell having Staff Associations/JAC as member to implement the CPC report after duly considering the submissions/views of the staffside.
2. Timely DPCs:It is requested to conduct immediate DPCs for all vacant posts as officers are retiring without promotion despite of promotional vacancies being in hand. DPC may kindly be conducted immediately for serving officers, if there is any problem to collect the information in r/o retired officers. Decentralised vigilance clearance and maintenance of ACR dossiers etc. may kindly be made centralized to avoid the delays. 
3. GFR 254:It is requested to grant ad hoc promotions to the lower officers by operating the posts being vacant at higher levels (for the want of eligible officers) by downgrading to lower levels under GFR 254 till eligible officers are available at higher levels.
4. GST:It is requested to give units only uptoRs. 10 lacturnover to states,otherwise it mayresult in no work left for usmaking our career prospects ‘the bleakest to bleakest’.
5. Recruitments Rules:It is requested to finalise the RRs immediately under consultation with the staffside. No DPC may kindly be delayed for the want of pending RRs keeping in view the DOPT provisions not to delay any DPC waiting for pending RRs.
6. Minimum five functional promotions:It is requested to grant minimum five functional promotions to our officers like counterparts of other departments. If functional promotions are not possible due to some unavoidable technicalities, organization specific flexible/dynamic promotion scheme may kindly be adopted to grant at least five in-situ promotions or even non-functional upgradations in uniform promotional hierarchy. Promotional hierarchy differs department to department in discriminatory manner, e.g., (i) à4600à6600à8700à (CPWD etc.) (ii) à4800à6600à7600à8700à (CSS, CSSS, MPA, MEA, AFHQ, CVC, Ministry of Railways etc.) (iii) à4600à5400à6600à7600à8700à (IB, CBI, Hindi departments etc.) (iv) à4600à4800à5400à6600à7600à8700à (CBEC, CBDT, department of Posts etc.) etc. which needs to be made uniform for the sake of justice to all. It is worth to submit that the grades under 5400 & 6600 as well as 7600 & 8700 are functionally same. It is also worth to submit that the Cabinet also recommended bringing specific measures for our stagnated employees independent of cadre restructuring. No need to submit that promotional posts even in new higher grades with higher pay scales have been created for group A in cadre restructuring despite of eligible officers not being available but no measures have been taken to reach stagnated group B and C officers to higher levels.
7. MACP anomalies:It is requested to kindly undo the MACP anomaliesimmediately. Para 8.1 and offsetting of time scale against MACP upgradationmay kindly be undone particularly keeping in view the legal verdicts to grant MACP upgradations in promotional hierarchy and also stepping up the pay of seniors, if getting less pay than juniors under ACPS/MACPS. The court verdicts may kindly be implemented in general instead of forcing equally placed officers to go to the courts to get relief.
8. Vigilance matters:It is requested to follow the time bound schedule in vigilance matters. If prolonged, the observation period after finalization of the case may kindly be shortened accordingly.
9. Infrastructure & prescribed office space: It is requested to take immediate steps to provide infrastructure & prescribed office space to staffside and promotee group A officers.Staffside is being discriminated in the matter since 2002 by getting their rooms vacated for group A officers.
10. Employee Grievance Redressal Mechanism:It is requested to follow the mechanism at centre (including Revenue headquarters) as well as field formations at regular intervals (two months extendable by one month) for all categories of officers by holding minuted meetings.
11. 1% incremental Incentive:It is requested to grant the benefit to all categories of officers instead of only group A without any exception or discrimination.
12. Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme:It is requested to implement the scheme already initiated by the HRD of CBEC.
Thanking you with the request for early issuance of the minutes,
                                                                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Joint Convenor.
Mob. 9868816290.
Address for communication-
240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201002 (U.P.)