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Friday, 24 April 2015

GST Moved In LS Amid Stiff Opposition Resistance

 The long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was today moved in the Lok Sabha for consideration amid stiff resistance by several Opposition parties, even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it is a “win-win” measure and states have nothing to fear. Members of Congress, led by Sonia Gandhi, along with those of TMC, Left and NCP staged a walk out after their plea for referring the Constitution Amendment Bill to the Standing Committee was not accepted. AIADMK and BJD also opposed its consideration but did not walk out. The Opposition members, which alleged that the government was “bull-dozing” and bringing the bill in “hush hush” manner, wanted more time to study the “new” legislation and meanwhile finish the financial business. Jaitley assured all cooperation from government to complete the business of demands for grants of various ministries before Guillotine is applied on April 28. After hour-long wrangling over the procedures between the ruling and the opposition sides, the Bill was taken up when Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ruled that it is an important legislation on which the Finance Minister can make introductory comments and a discussion can be taken up at a later date. Commending the Bill for consideration and passage, Jaitley said: “GST is going to lead to a win-win situation as far as the centre and the states are concerned. It is going to up India’s GDP. It is going to up India’s revenue and therefore I commend GST Constitution Amendment Bill to the House for (consideration)”. Seeking to assuage fears of states that they will loss out on revenues once GST is implemented, he said the Centre and the States will have concurrent power to levy tax on goods and services. Stating that when Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced, states demanded compensation for more than five years. However, not a single state asked for compensation on the sixth year. “Therefore, please do not have this fear (of revenue loss on account of GST implementation),” he said, adding, besides, ease of doing business, GST will help “trade to grow and taxation of states will not be lost in any manner”.

LUNCH HOURS DEMONSTRATION

          AIACEGO held its AC meeting  on 11.04.2015 at New Delhi.  In the said meeting it was authorised the SG to revive its agitational programme ( Shantighosthi). Accordingly AIACEGO vide its letter dated 15.04.2015 has issued the notice to the Chairman and forwarded copy to others for revival of  its agitational programe starting with lunch hour demonstration on 28.04.2015 at a initial stage before all the Chief Commissioner Offices situated through out the country.  Therefore AIACEGEO requests each and every members of AIACEGEO to participate in the above lunch hour demonstration on 28.04.2015 and make the programme a grand success. 
CHARTER OF DEMANDS

A. Immediate holding of DPCs upto the modal year 2015-16 to fill-up all group ‘A’ entry posts as our officers are regularly retiring without promotion despite of thousand of promotional posts being in hand.
B. Scheme to improve the career prospects of Central Excise Superintendents/Inspectors independent of cadre restructuring to get them attained PB-4 levels by ensuring at least 5 functional promotions.
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. alongwith 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. Effect wage revision from 01.01.14, ensure 5 years wage revision in future, grant interim relief, merger of 100% of DA and settle all pre-existing anomalies.
           F. No privatization, no outsourcing & no contractorisation of government functions and no ban on recruitment/creating of posts.
           G. Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
           H. Revive the JCM functioning/employee grievance redressal mechanism at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.

           I. Remove the ceiling on compassionate appointments and bonus.

GST Bill Likely In Lok Sabha Today

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will move the Goods and Services Tax Constitution Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha today for discussion and passage. Four hours have been allotted for discussion on The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment) Bill, 2014 but it is likely to be put to vote on April 27. Being a Constitution amendment, it will have to be passed with a 2/3 majority in both Houses of Parliament and hence BJP and other parties are planning to issue whips to its members to be present when the bill is put to vote. Once passed by Parliament it will have to be passed by at least half the number of states. Government is confident of getting the requisite numbers in Parliament as several deliberations with other political parties and finance ministers of states have already taken place on the GST Bill. Though some states have raised the issue of compensation, the Modi government is making an allout effort to get GST in place and implement it from April 1, 2016. The Constitution will have to be amended to give concurrent taxing powers to the Centre and the states to make laws for levying goods and services tax on every transaction of supply of goods or services or both. GST is expected to add 1-2% to the GDP by creating a national market for goods and removing distortions caused by multiple indirect taxes levied by the Centre, states and local bodies.
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.comSite: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob. 09868816290
Vice Presidents: P. Parwani, L. L. Singhvi (Central); Anurag Chaudhary, Ravi Joshi (North); N. Raman, G. Srinath (South); B. K. Sinha, Ashwini Majhi (East); Rajesh Chaher, J. D. Patil (West) Joint Secretaries: Anand Kishore, J. S. Aiyer (Central); R. K. Solanki, Ashish Vajpeyi (North); M. Nagaraju, Ajithkumar P. C. (South); P. K. Sen, S. Bhattachariya (East); Jasram Meena, M. K. Mishra (West) Office Secretary: C. S. Sharma
Treasurer: N. R. Manda Liaison Secretary: A. S. Kundu Coordinator on Telangana: P. Shravan Kumar
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)

                        Ref. No. 41/S/15                                                                          Dt. 15.04.15

To,
Sh. K. Srivastava,
Chairman, CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Revival of Satyagraha programme.
Sir,
            As your goodself knows, it is submitted with due regards that nothing is left to be happy in the life of the Central Excise Superintendents in relation of career, pay or any other service matter. Despite of total demoralisation, disappointment, job dissatisfaction, demotivation, humiliation & frustration, the revenue targets are regularly being achieved above the set targets by the sincere, committed & dedicated efforts of these officers. Under the present circumstances, these officers are forced to retire at a PB2 post with only single promotion in the service career after joining as Inspector whereas their common entry counterparts are easily enjoying PB4 levels after getting 5-6 promotions. The 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, Rajya Sabha Secretariat & many others like Administrative Services, Police Services, Forest Services, Engineering Services, State Services etc. to Senior Time Scale. The employee grievance redressal mechanism has totally failed. These poor officers are also forced to work under the extreme juniors of Customs belonging to the same cadre. Not only it, the Central Excise Superintendents are also deprived of the due pay scale/pay band & grade pay in comparison to their analogous counterparts. 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 & requests made to the administration. If career prospects were disclosed at the time of the recruitment, these officers would have never joined this job. 
2. It seems that nobody is worried about this actual workforce of CBEC. The direct IRS officers have been ensured upto 9 promotions to upgrade them within the standard residency periods prescribed by DOPT by creating the posts at Apex, HAG+ etc. levels in the higher scales even without availability of the eligible officers but no measures are being taken for the Central Excise Superintendents & Inspectors to promote/upgrade them within the standard residency periods prescribed by DOPT. 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. They were also reaching the level of Commissioner or above in the remote past but the things have been distorted now in such a manner in the CBEC that they are forced to retire merely on the post of Superintendent after one promotion barring 1%. The CBEC is even unable to conduct the DPC for promotions from Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A’ at prescribed intervals for this 1%. Nothing has been done for these poor officers for decades to improve their career prospects. They are given false assurances but nothing has ever happened. All of other cadres below Group ‘A’ except Inspectors & Superintendents are also already getting 5 to 6 promotions in CBEC.
3. The cadre restructuring, which should have been implemented immediately after its notification particularly keeping in view the monthly mass level retirements of our officers without getting even IInd promotion, is still pending even after more than 1¼ years of its notification.
4. Now under the prevailing circumstances, we have no option other than the revival of the Satyagraha programme. Accordingly, our officers will observe Shantigoshthi in the lunch hours in the headquarters offices throughout the country on 28.04.15 in peaceful manner to support the programme of Parliament March of National Joint Council of Action and also press our demands.  



5. Next programme to request the concerned authorities by going to their residences including Commissioners/ADG’s, Chief Commissioners/DG’s, Members, Chairman, Revenue Secretary, MOS, FM etc. will be communicated soon, if our demands are not acceded.
Thanking you,                                                                         
Yours faithfully,
Encl: Charter of demands.

 (RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
Copy with the request for necessary action to-
1) The Prime Minister of India, PMO, South Block, New Delhi.
2) The Finance Minister of India, North Block, New Delhi.
3) The MOS, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi.
4) The Cabinet Secretary, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
5) The Secretary, Department of Revenue, North Block, New Delhi.
6) The Chief Commissioner, Central Excise (DZ), New Delhi.
7) The Commissioner of Police, Delhi Police Headquarters, New Delhi.



(RAVI MALIK).



CHARTER OF DEMANDS

A. Immediate holding of DPCs upto the modal year 2015-16 to fill-up all group ‘A’ entry posts as our officers are regularly retiring without promotion despite of thousand of promotional posts being in hand.
B. Scheme to improve the career prospects of Central Excise Superintendents/Inspectors independent of cadre restructuring to get them attained PB-4 levels by ensuring at least 5 functional promotions.
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. alongwith 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. Effect wage revision from 01.01.14, ensure 5 years wage revision in future, grant interim relief, merger of 100% of DA and settle all pre-existing anomalies.
           F. No privatization, no outsourcing & no contractorisation of government functions and no ban on recruitment/creating of posts.
           G. Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
           H. Revive the JCM functioning/employee grievance redressal mechanism at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.
           I. Remove the ceiling on compassionate appointments and bonus.





(RAVI MALIK).

Leave Travel Concession (LTC) entitlements of unmarried Government servants - Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country permissible under the special dispensation scheme

F. No. 31011/1/2013-Estt (A..IV)
Government of india
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block. New Delhi-110 001
Dated April 21, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Leave Travel Concession (LTC) entitlements of unmarried Government servants - Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country permissible under the special dispensation scheme Clarification - regarding.

In relaxation to the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, special dispensation is allowed to the Government servants from time to time. Presently, one such dispensation in operation is the relaxation to the Government servants to travel by air to visit North-East Region or to Jammu & Kashmir or to the Andaman & Nicobar islands by converting one biock of Home Town LTC available to them.

2. Vide this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 31011/17/85-Estt.(A) dated 03.04.1986, unmarried Central Government employees, who have left their wholly dependent parents/sisters/minor brothers at their home town are allowed the benefit of LTC to visit their home town every year. This concession is in lieu of all other LTC facilities admissible to the Government servant himself and to his/her parents/sisters/minor brothers.

3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the admissibility of conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country, which is permissible under special dispensation, to such unmarried Government servants.

4. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It has been decided that the facility of conversion of Home Town LTC to allow travel to different parts of the country. under the special dispensation scheme, will also apply to an unmarried Central Government servant, who is eligible to avail the benefit of LTC to visit Home Town every year. This facility may be availed by converting one occasion of Home Town LTC out of the four Home Town LTC occasions available in a block of four years.

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_1_2013-Estt.A-IV-21042015.pdf

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

FM Jaitley To Meet State FMs Tomorrow On GST Roadmap
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet his state counterparts tomorrow to discuss the roadmap for rolling out Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 2016.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Jaitley would chair a meeting of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers. Later, the state ministers will discuss amongst themselves various issues relating to the implementation of the new indirect regime, sources said.
The government plans to get the Constitutional Amendment Bill on GST passed in the ongoing session of Parliament. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in December.
The Centre is working towards addressing concerns of all states for rolling out the GST on the scheduled date.
Certain states have argued that the implementation of GST would be beneficial for consuming states, while for their manufacturing counterparts like Maharashtra and Gujarat it could be a challenge.
The Centre and the states are also working on a new Revenue Neutral Rate, which is currently pegged at 27 per cent. RNR is the one at which there will be no revenue loss to the states after GST implementation.
The recalculation of RNR is necessary as at present it does not take into account the taxation of petroleum products as also the 1 per cent additional tax which states can levy as part of the GST Bill.
The newly selected chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Minister K M Mani had earlier this month said that a consensus would be built among states for rolling out of GST by April 2016 as there is no “obstinate opposition” from any state.
Jaitley had last week said that the implementation of the landmark GST regime would increase India’s GDP by 1-2 per cent.
A single rate GST will replace central excise, state VAT, entertainment tax, octroi, entry tax, luxury tax and purchase tax on goods and services to ensure seamless transfer and end of “inspector raj” as well as “tax on tax,” he had said.
ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 

MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

DELHI  CHALO !
28TH APRIL 2015
FIVE LAKHS CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES MARCH TO PARLIAMENT. 
CLARION CALL OF JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE
FOR SETTLEMENT OF TEN POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS.
INDEFINITE STRIKE IF DEMANDS ARE NOT SETTLED BY GOVT.
RAILWAY FEDERATIONS, DEFENCE FEDERATIONS AND CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS WILL SPEARHEAD THE NATIONWIDE STRUGGLE.
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ALL AFFILIATES OF CONFEDERATION AND ALL STATE COMMITTEES (C-O-CS) ARE ONCE AGAIN REQUESTED TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION OF EMPLOYEES IN THE RALLY AS PER QUOTA ALREADY FIXED AND CIRCULATED.  PLEASE BRING FLAGS, BANNERS AND PLAYCARDS ALSO.
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COME IN THOUSANDS TO MAKE THE RALLY THE BIGGEST RALLY IN THE HISTORY OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES.  LET US DEMONSTRATE THE ANGER, PROTEST AND DETERMINATION OF THIRTY LAKHS CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES IN FRONT OF NARENDRA MODI GOVERNMENT.

M. KRISHNAN
SECRETARY GENERAL
CONFEDERATION OF CGE&W
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