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Friday, 29 April 2016

Problem in ACES to forward ER1 to higher authority

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); 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. Iyer (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.48 /ACES/16                                                                          Dt. 29.04.16
To,
Sh. Najib Shah,
Chairman, CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.

Sub: Non-transfer of ER-1 to higher authorities in ACES.
Sir,
            It is submitted with due regards that the ER-1s are not moving above the level of Superintendent w.e.f. 01.04.16 in ACES. It gives the impression that the process of sending scrutinized ER-1s to the higher authorities through ACES has been withdrawn.
            2. It is further submitted that no circular/instructions on the issue has been issued by any of the authorities to this effect. However as a result of this process, all the ER-1s are to be single handedly scrutinized by the Superintendents shouldering full responsibility
            3. In view of the above, it is requested that the necessary corrective measures may kindly be taken in the matter as an early date.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
Copy with the request for necessary action to:
1. The Member (Systems), CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.
2. DG (Systems), CBEC, Samrat Hotel, New Delhi.




(RAVI MALIK)

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Action on anonymous/pseudonymous complaints.

CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION
Satarita Bhawan, G.P.O. Complex
Block A, INAS, New Delhi 110023
No.98/DSP/9
Dated 25th November 2014
Circular  No. 07/11/2014
Subject: Action on anonymous pseudonymous   complaints.
The Commission   had vide its circular Nos.  3(v)/99/2 dated 29th June,  1999 and of even number dated 31st   January,  2002 prescribed that no action should be taken on any anonymous  or pseudonymous  complaints.    However,   an enabling  provision was  made subsequently,  vide circular of even number dated 11th October,  2002,  that if any, verifiable facts contained in such complaints  are proposed to be looked into, prior concurrence of the Commission is required to be taken by the departments / organizations.
2.  The Commission has reviewed  the  matter and considering all aspects, would prescribe  that no action should  be taken on anonymous/pseudonymous complaints by Ministries/Departments/Organisations in line  with its  earlier instructions  dated 29th June, 1999 and 31st   January,   2002 and such complaints should be filed.    Commission’s   circular of even number dated 11th October,  2002 stands withdrawn with immediate effect. Accordingly, Para  3.8.1 of  Chapter  -III  of Vigilance  Manual  (Volume-I  –  Sixth  Edition, 2004) would stand modified to that extent.
(J. Vinod  Kumar)
Officer on Special  Duty

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

7th Pay Commission award for all central government employees and officials will be implemented in July, Finance Ministry officials said on condition of anonymity.

“7th Pay Commission Award will be implemented after cabinet nod in July in light of recommendations made in the reports of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and are to be made by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries,” they told us. There were rumours in the media at the weekend, “Government is likely to implement 7th Pay Commission award around September-October on the festive season to boost consumption, which will have a multiplier effect on the economy.”
Finance Ministry officials, who were reacting to the above rumours, said, “It is not true that the government to implement 7th Pay Commission award around September-October to boost consumption and government has no such type of intention.”
Accordingly, they said central government employees will receive their salaries under 7th Pay Commission Award in July.
They said a 13 members secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group headed by cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was formed in January to review the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, would submit its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by June 15 and then it would be sent to the cabinet for approval.
However, the Finance Ministy top official slammed the media reports on the issue, terming them ‘stupid reports’.
Quoting them, some newspapers or online newspapers said the 7th Pay Commission award would be implemented around September-October, whereas the ministry never told such type of report to any media person.
All the central government employees were shocked by the rumours before getting truth. They also angry at rumours that 7th Pay Commission award would be implemented around September-October as they are pinning too much hope on implementation of 7th Pay Commission award in July and the Finance Ministry made us believe that dream can come real for central government employees.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Meeting with Cabinet Secretary etc.

Dear friends,
namaste.
1. As per the meeting sought from the Cabinet Secretary regarding CPC matters, we were asked to have a meeting with the Principal Secretary in the cabinet secretariat yesterday. Submissions made to him are attached herewith. Friends, this is crucial time for us. All are requested to exhaust your effective relations in the interest of the cadre by seeking due appointment from your known higher ups/VIPs including top bureaucrats & Ministers to enable the Association making due submissions.
2. The comments on Comprehensive Performance Appraisal are still awaited which may kindly be sent immediately.
3. Latest IRS Rules have already been placed on the blogspot of the Association.
4. It has been observed that the issues being taken up and relevant activities by the Association are not being circulated by the local units among common members at local level. All units and office bearers are requested to make the members aware at local level about the issues being taken up by the Association. The members may also kindly be asked to go through cengoindia.blogspot.in on regular basis. All members are also requested to spread the awareness about the issues to each other in effective manner. 
Love
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); 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. Iyer (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. 46/M/16                                                                          Dt. 25.04.16
To,                                                                               
The Cabinet Secretary to Govt.of india,
President House, New Delhi.

Sub: Case of Central Excise Superintendents regarding Pay Commission.
Sir,
It is submitted with due regards that the Pay Commission somewhere said that the issue was not agreed by the earlier pay commission/s, somewhere said that the issue was not recommended by the department and somewhere that the issue was refused by the department. Such type of observations made by the CPC show that they were totally non-considerate & pre-determined not to give any benefit to the employees. If things were to be refused on the pretext of not being recommended by the earlier pay commission/s or department, there was no need to set up this commission. They didn’t consider the things even duly recommended by the department.
2. As far as we are concerned, nothing has been done for our officers despite of the promise made by the CPC during the discussions/meetings that they were going to give something extra & special to the officials of Revenue Department and Defence forces.
3. It is also worth to submit that the govt. is well empowered to give any benefit to its employees even without the recommendations of CPC as done in the case of CBI, Enforcement Directorate etc. The officials of CBI, Enforcement Directorate (in our own Department of Revenue) etc. were granted higher pay scales and extra monthly salary without any recommendation from any CPC.          
4. WRONG RECORDING OF FACTUAL POSITION BY CPC: The CPC has also recorded the factual position wrongly at many places like mentioning of the grade pay of CBI Inspector as Rs. 4800/-. Factually, the CBI Inspectors as well as Central Excise Inspectors are placed in the same grade pay of Rs. 4600/- till date.
4(ii). The factual position regarding the stagnation of Central Excise Superintendents has also been recorded incorrectly by the CPC. The fact is that the service rendered in the temporary posts of Asstt. Commissioner will not be counted for further promotion. The officers working against these posts will be reverted back to feeder post as soon as five years are completed as per the draft rules circulated by CBEC. Thus, the assumption of the CPC that creation of 2118 temporary posts of Asstt. Commissioner would provide adequate career progression is totally misplaced.  This is the only reason that the Cabinet/CRC/Cabinet Secretary recommended to take extra measures to remove stagnation of group ‘B’ Central Excise Executive officers independent of cadre restructuring. But very unfortunately, no measures have been taken till date to remove the stagnation of group ‘B’ executive officers in CBEC despite of recommendations of Cabinet/CRC/Cabinet Secretary. The study team as referred by the CPC has done nothing to resolve the issue of stagnation in group ‘B’ executive grades.
4(iii). The version of CPC on direct recruit quota is also not correct. There is already a quota of only 25% for direct recruitment of group ‘A’ officers in Indian Postal Service. Not only it, the reduction in the direct recruitment quota will have positive effect on the status of IRS (C&CE) as an organized Group ‘A’ Service instead of any adverse effect. If the direct quota is not reduced, the stature of group ‘A’ service will be distorted and a day will come when the Chairman of the CBEC and Asstt. Commissioner will belong to one and the same batch. Thus, reduction of direct quota in group ‘A’ is not only required to improve the career prospects of group ‘B’ officers but also required to protect the character of group ‘A’ service. The DOPT has also recently asked the various Ministries and Departments to limit the direct recruit quota of group ‘A’ only upto 3% of the sanctioned strength vide DO No. I-11019/13/2015-CRD Dt. 22.01.16. It is, therefore, requested that the CBEC may kindly be direct to restrict the direct recruit quota to 3% accordingly and use the remaining 97% for promotions.
5. In view of the above the following submissions are made for due and kind consideration-
I. HIGHER SALARY FOR REVENUE OFFICIALS: Revenue officials throughout world are granted higher wages and also better career prospects than other govt. employees to ensure highest level of job-satisfaction and resist temptations and also to attract & retain the best brains. So, attractive salaries & perquisites as well as promotional avenues are required to be granted to officers and staff of revenue department in view of the most important work function of revenue collection being performed by these officials for the govt. Recommendations of the CPC on this point are also totally opposite to the promise made by them during the discussions/meetings that they were going to give something extra/specific to the revenue officials. Our officers are not only collecting the highest share of govt. revenue every year above the revenue targets but also looking after security of the country by countering with dreaded smugglers, hard core criminals and drug traffickers. The Hon’ble Chairman of 7th CPC was also pleased to confirm in Jodhpur meeting that revenue and defence officials would be given special treatment but kept mum in the report for revenue officials.
II. PAY SCALE FOR CENTRAL EXCISE SUPERINTENDENT: New higher responsibilities of judicial and technical nature have been conferred upon Central Excise Superintendents vide Circular No.  922/12/ 2010-CX issued vide F. No. 208/2/2009-CX-6 Dt. 18.05.10 and 130/12/2010–ST issued vide F. No. 137/68/2010-CX. 4 Dt. 20.05.10 by making due amendments in relevant Act very well after implementation of 6th CPC report. They have also been conferred with new higher technical/scientific responsibilities of ACES since 2010 very well after the implementation of 6th CPC report.  The claim of Superintendents becomes even stronger on account of recording statements like a Magistrate under Section 14 of Central Excise Act & Section 108 of Customs Act having validity even before Supreme Court. No such responsibilities have been conferred upon any counterpart of them. Not only it, the Adjudication Orders are also being prepared by Central Excise Superintendents for the Commissioner level officers. They are also conferred with the new additional responsibilities every year in the Finance Bill (Budget). Unfortunately, the CPC kept mum on all of the above facts.
            II (ii). Despite of the admission by Expenditure Department Under RTI vide letter No. 1148/Dir(A)/2008 Dt. 08.12.08 that the pay scale of Central Excise Superintendent was enhanced to grant them parity with DSP of CBI/DCIO of IB, Central Excise Superintendent was not given the said parity and was granted merely a lower pay scale of Rs. 7500-12000/- instead of Rs. 8000-13500/- or equivalent (pay scale of DSP of CBI/DCIO of IB).    
II (iii). Govt. enhanced pay scale of DSP of CBI considering them as Police Organisation while Hon’ble CAT as well as Vth CPC didn’t agree to consider CBI as Police Organisation. However, Special Police Establishment (Executive Staff) Recruitment Rules and CBI Recruitment Rules, 1987 consider department of Central Excise as a Police Organisation. Section 21 of Central Excise Act and Section 53 of NDPS Act confer powers of Officer-in-­Charge of Police Station on Central Excise officers. Not only it, the Central Excise personnel are also deployed on International borders, International Airports and International Sea Ports. These personnel have suffered heavy casualties while dealing with trans-border criminals and countering with dreaded smugglers. In fact in J & K, North Eastern states and other border areas of India, Central Excise personnel are deployed side by side with Army, BSF, CRPF and ITBP on the same location.  Also as per the OM issued vide F. No. 8/B/90/HRD (HRM)/2011 (Part-I)/4853 Dt. 21.10.14 and No.C.30013/11/2011-Ad.IV.A Dt.02.08.13 of the Govt. of India, the Central Excise Superintendents perform their duties in the nature and style of ‘Military’ and ‘Navy’ being uniformed officers bearing “Ashoka Emblem”. But again unfortunately, CPC paid no heed to the above facts.
            II (iv). For a pay increase of mere Rs. 200/-, Central Excise Inspector has to wait for 18 years on an average (even upto 25 years in stagnated zones) before being promoted to the post of Superintendent with GP of Rs. 4800/- in PB2. Whereas in case of CBI/IB, analogous Inspectors are being promoted to the post of DSP/DCIO with GP of Rs. 5400/- in PB3.
          II (v). The Inspectors (feeder posts) of Central Excise and CBI/IB have already been placed at par in a grade pay of Rs. 4600/- but promotional posts, i.e., Central Excise Superintendent (GP-Rs. 4800/-) and Deputy Superintendent of CBI/DCIO of IB (GP-Rs. 5400/- in PB3) are yet to be placed at par. Till 7.2.1996, the pay scale of both promotional posts (Central Excise Superintendent and DSP of CBI) was same, i.e., Rs. 2000-3500/-. However, the Govt. of India vide DOPT OM No. 245/23/95 – AVD-II dated 08.02.1996  enhanced the pay scale of DSP of CBI to Rs. 2200-4000/- retrospectively w.e.f. 01.01.1986 without recommendations of CPC and also without any increase in their responsibilities. Now, it is gross injustice not to bring the promotional posts (Central Excise Superintendent and DSP of CBI) at par particularly when the govt. (department of expenditure) also admitted that pay scale of Central Excise Superintendent was enhanced to Rs. 7500-12000/- to grant them parity with the DSP of CBI/DCIO of IB. Hence, both promotional posts (Central Excise Superintendent & DSP of CBI/DCIO of IB), being analogous, may also kindly be placed under equal pay scale to undo the disparity by placing Central Excise Superintendent in a pay scale equivalent to a grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3. It is also worth to submit that the Expenditure Department had already agreed principally to grant a grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB2 vide UO No. 6/37/98-IC Dt. 24.11.14 to our Superintendent in consonance of the para 7.15.24 of the report of 6th CPC but not implemented on the pretext of the setting up of the 7th CPC. The pay scale of Chief Enforcement Officer was enhanced vide without recommendations of CPC and they are being paid 25% extra salary per month also without the recommendations of CPC. DSP of CBI etc. are also being paid 25% per month extra salary and also 13 months salary in the year. 
            II (vi). The plea by group ‘B’ gazetted officers for grant of GP of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 has been turned down stating that it is group ‘A’ entry scale. That being the case, how could group ‘C’ post of Inspector of CBI be upgraded to GP of Rs. 4800/- keeping several group ‘B’ gazettted cadres in GP of Rs. 4600/- and 4800/-. Moreover once upon a time, the feeder post of Assistant and promotional post of Section Officer were placed in the same pay scale in CSS. Likewise, feeder and promotional posts were being placed in the same pay scale in Audit and Accounts services. Group ‘B’ officers in Sates and Group ‘A’ All India Service Officers are also recruited in the same grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 and get next promotion to same post in grade pay of Rs. 6600/-. Accordingly, there should not kindly be any problem to place the Superintendent in the Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3. This problem may, however, also be solved by promoting the Superintendent directly to STS post like many other counterparts or even making the group ‘A’ entry at Level 11 (equivalent to GP of Rs. 6600/-).
            II (vii). It is also a fact that  pay of any Assistant Commissioner (direct) will always be less than a Superintendent on account of acute stagnation at Inspector and Superintendent levels. So, there should be no problem and accordingly requested to place Central Excise Superintendent under a grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 and then promote to the post of Deputy Commissioner in a grade pay of Rs. 6600/- instead of being promoted to the post of Asstt. Commissioner. The CBEC has also already recommended for the grant of a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 for Central Excise Superintendents to Revenue Hqrs and also to give them next promotion in STS post.
III. DIRECT PROMOTION TO STS POST: The most of group ‘B’ gazetted officers in Central as well as State governments are being promoted directly to a Senior Time Scale (STS) post with GP of Rs. 6600/- in PB-3 including CSS, CPWD, Railway Board, CSSS, AFHQ, CVC, UPSC, MEA, MPA, NCB, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Enforcement Directorate in Revenue Department itself, Forest services, Police services, Foreign Services, Engineering services, State services etc., whereas Central Excise Superintendents are being promoted (if any) merely to a Junior Time Scale (JTS) post with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB-3. So, it is requested that the Central Excise Superintendents may also kindly be promoted directly to a STS post. They may further be promoted to the post having the grade pay of Rs. 8700/- (like CPWD where group ‘A’ direct entry is also in a GP of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 like CBEC) from STS post keeping in view their extraordinarily acute stagnation. It is also worth to submit that the posts in GP of Rs. 5400/- & 6600/- and Rs. 7600/- & 8700/- are functionally same. This point of promotion to STS was also appreciated and agreed by the Pay Commission in Mumbai hearing but not recommended. Direct promotion to STS has also been recommended by CBEC to the Revenue Hqrs.
            III(ii). The weightage of service rendered in group ‘B’ may also kindly be given to Central Excise Superintendents by granting seniority at least of 1 year for every 3 years at the time of entry into group ‘A’ particularly on account of acute stagnation being faced by them. This weightage of group ‘B’ service was also recommended by IIIrd CPC and already exists for group ‘B’ officers entering into All India Services on promotion. It is reiterated that group ‘B’ officers (GP-Rs. 4600/-) and direct entry group ‘A’ officers (GP of Rs. 5400/- in PB3) both are promoted to same post in the grade pay of Rs. 6600/- in CPWD giving weightage of service to group ‘B’ officers. It is also needed for our officers on account of being stayed on the group ‘B’ post for the longest period because of being the most stagnated cadre of the Govt. of India.
            IV. UNIFORM PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY: The promotional hierarchy is varying department to department in the Central Govt. as under-
i) Somewhere Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers are promoted to a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 (CBEC, CBDT, Department of Posts etc.) whereas they are being promoted to a Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- at other places (CSS, Railway Board, CSSS, CPWD, AFHQ, CVC, UPSC, MEA, MPA, NCB, Rajya Sabha Secretariat etc.).
ii) Somewhere Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted Officers are promoted to a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 (CBI, IB, Hindi departments etc.) whereas they are being promoted to a Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- or Rs. 4600/- at other places (CBEC, CBDT, Department of Posts, CPWD etc.).
iii) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is 4600à6600à8700 (CPWD etc.).
iv) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is 4600à4800à6600à7600à8700 (CSS, Railway Board, CSSS, AFHQ, CVC, UPSC, MEA, MPA, NCB, Rajya Sabha Secretariat etc.).
v) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is 4600à5400à6600à7600à8700 (CBI, IB, Hindi departments etc.).
vi) Somewhere promotional hierarchy is 4600à4800à5400à6600à7600à8700 (CBEC, CBDT, Department of Posts etc.).
IV (ii). So, promotional hierarchy after entry into group ‘B’ may kindly be made uniform for the sake of justice to all. Posts under grade pays of Rs. 5400/- & 6600/- and also Rs. 7600/- & 8700/- being functionally same, ideal promotional hierarchy for all after entry into Group ‘B’ may only kindly be “4600à6600à8700à10000” on the pattern of CPWD. Officer may kindly be promoted, functionally or non-functionally, after the completion of residency period as prescribed by DOPT vide OM No. AB. 14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR) Dt. 24.03.09. It is 7 years for 4600/- to 6600/- and 10 years for 6600/- to 8700/- and further 3 years for 8700/- to 10000/- and so on. This point of uniform promotional hierarchy was also appreciated and agreed by the Pay Commission in Mumbai hearing but not recommended. The CBEC has also recommended to Revenue Hqrs for the uniform promotional hierarchy across all the Departments/Ministries under the Govt. of India.
V. INTRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE/DYNAMIC PROMOTION/COMPLEMENTING SCHEME: It is reiterated that the Cabinet/CRC/Cabinet Secretary recommended to take extra measures to remove stagnation of group ‘B’ Central Excise Executive officers independent of cadre restructuring. But very unfortunately, no measures have been taken till date to remove the stagnation of group ‘B’ executive officers in CBEC despite of recommendations of Cabinet/CRC/Cabinet Secretary. A scheme is, therefore, required to be formulated to enable our officers also entered into PB4 levels (at least a grade pay of Rs. 8700/-) like the common entry counterparts of CBDT, CSS, Customs etc. as we are getting salary even less than the pension of our counterparts. This can be done by introduction of flexible/dynamic promotion/complementing scheme. This scheme was introduced for the Scientists in the Department of Science & Technology to remove their stagnation. Benefit of this scheme has also been given to Drivers. Central Excise Superintendents are retiring with single promotion on a PB2 post in a career of 35-40 years whereas their common entry counterparts of Customs, CBDT, CSS etc. are easily entering into PB4 levels with 5-6 promotions. Central Excise Superintendents are also forced to work under their extreme juniors of Customs (Examiners) belonging to one & same cadre of Inspector and recruited through one & same process under one & same organization of CBEC in one & same department of Revenue of one & same Ministry of Finance with one & same administrative hierarchy. Examiner of 1984 has already become Addl. Commissioner (GP-Rs. 8700/- in PB4) after getting 5 promotions whereas the Central Excise Inspector of 1984 is yet to get IInd promotion to JTS post of Asstt. Commissioner (GP-Rs. 5400/- in PB3). So, Central Excise Superintendents may kindly be granted at least 5 in-situ promotions in standard hierarchy (as mentioned under the preceding para) of functional promotions under flexible/dynamic promotion/complementing scheme or in-situ promotions/non-functional upgradation on completion of residency periods as prescribed by DOPT under OM dated 24.03.2009 after joining as Inspector particularly keeping in view their extraordinarily acute stagnation. The introduction of this scheme for Central Excise Superintendents was also agreed by the Pay Commission in Jodhpur meeting but not recommended. The CBEC has also recommended this scheme to Revenue Hqrs for removal of alarming stagnation of Central Excise Superintendents and Inspectors.
VI. BATCH TO BATCH NON FUNCTIONAL FINANCIAL UPGRADATION TO CENTRAL EXCISE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AT PAR WITH THE BEST PLACED COUNTERPARTS AFTER ENTRY INTO GROUP ‘B’ NON-GAZETTED OR EQUIVALENT GRADE: All organised group ‘A’ officers recruited with IAS,  best placed group ‘A’ service, in same pay scale through common entry have been granted financial parity with  counterparts of IAS in the form of non-functional financial up-gradation vide DOPT OM No. AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dt.24.04.09 to compensate lack of promotions as compared to IAS. This scheme was introduced for group ‘A’ officers to compensate financial loss in comparison to counterparts of IAS. Particularly keeping in view the extraordinarily acute stagnation, Central Excise Superintendents may also kindly be granted non-functional financial up-gradation at par with their best placed common entry counterparts like CSS etc. (recruited in same pay scale through common entry examination) after entry into Group ‘B’ or equivalent grade. This NFU was also recommended to the Pay Commission by the department vide F. No. 8/B/70/HRD (HRM)/2014 Dt. 16.01.14 but, unfortunately, they kept mum on the issue despite of being agreed in Jodhpur meeting. It has again been recommended by CBEC to the Revenue Hqrs for our officers.
VII. TIME SCALE (after 4 years of service) in PB3:Time scale has been granted in PB3 to other counterparts including CSS, CSSS, Railways, MPA, MEA, DANICS, DANIPS etc. since 1996 while it is merely in PB2 for Central Excise Superintendents since 2006. Central Excise Superintendents were placed in pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 w.e.f. 21.04.04 while officers of CSS & CSSS etc. were placed in equivalent scale w.e.f. 01.01.06 justifying stronger claim for Superintendents for time scale in PB3 w.e.f. date of grant of same to officers of CSS & CSSS. The claim of Superintendents becomes even stronger on account of judicial responsibilities conferred upon them to adjudicate relevant cases and recording statements like a Magistrate under Central Excise Act & also Customs Act having validity even before Supreme Court. Not only it, Adjudication Orders are also being prepared by them for Commissioner level officers. No such responsibilities have been conferred upon any other counterpart of them. They are also conferred with technical & scientific responsibilities under ACES. It is also worth to submit that the pay scale of the Assistants & Section Officers etc. of CSS was enhanced to grant them parity with Inspectors & Superintendents of Central Excise {F.No. 61(128)/E.III(B)/2012 Dt. 08.08.13}. Now, it is discriminating not to grant the time scale in PB3 to the Central Excise Superintendents at least at par with the Section Officers of CSS, CSSS etc. w.e.f. 01.01.96. It is, therefore, requested to undo the said discrimination by granting a time scale of Rs. 5400/- or 6600/- in PB3 to the Superintendents w.e.f. date of grant of same to officers of CSS & CSSS.
VIII. AT LEAST 40% INCREASE IN PAY & ALLOWANCES INSTEAD OF FITMENT FACTOR OF 2.57: Common fitment factor of 2.57 is not giving benefit to all employees in equal proportion. There is no benefit to the employees at the levels of GP of 4200/-, 5400/- in PB2 and 8700/- in PB4. Therefore, increase in pay & allowances in uniform proportion of 40% instead of fitment factor of 2.57 is requested for the sake of justice to all.
IX. UPGRADATION ON COMPLETION OF RESIDENCY PERIODS AS PRESCRIBED BY DOPT FOR GRADE TO GRADE PROMOTIONS: Residency periods have been prescribed by the DOPT for promotion from one grade to another vide OM Dt. 24.03.2009. No need to say that the same have been prescribed by DOPT with due diligence and application of mind. It is requested to grant non-functional upgradations/in-situ promotions on completion of residency periods as prescribed by DOPT under OM dated 24.03.2009 to Central Excise Executive Officers after entering into Inspector grade particularly keeping in view their extraordinarily acute stagnation. This was also agreed by the Hon’ble 7th CPC in Delhi meeting but kept mum in the report. The officers may kindly be upgraded at least on completion of 1½ times of residency period (based on the precedent of CSS where all Section Officers completing 1½ times of residency period were promoted to the STS post of Under Secretary in 1999), if not on completion of prescribed residency period.
X. MERGER OF LEVEL 9 AND 10: Pay Commissions always worked to merge the pay scales. The creation of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB2 and PB3 by 6th CPC was illogical, unjustified and a gross mistake. This led to discrimination, resentment and consequential litigations. It was expected that this CPC would remove this disparity by merger of this bifurcation of single grade pay but, very unfortunately, the CPC has retained the same as Level 9 and Level 10. The same is, therefore, requested to be merged at Level 10. Merger of Level 9 and 10 has also been recommended by the CBEC to the Revenue Hqrs.
XI. SPECIAL ALLOWANCES: The special allowances as available to CBI, IB, Police etc. are also required to be granted at least @ 25% of salary per month to the revenue/tax officers working in CBEC alongwith 13 months salary in the year and other perks/benefits. It is also worth to submit that the investigation & intelligence is the integral part of the duties of the Central Excise officers like CBI & IB. It is also reiterated that the Special Police Establishment (Executive Staff) Recruitment Rules and CBI Recruitment Rules, 1987 consider department of Central Excise as a Police Organisation. Section 21 of Central Excise Act and Section 53 of NDPS Act also confer powers of Officer-in-­Charge of Police Station on Central Excise officers. The counterparts of Enforcement Directorate have also been granted special allowance @ 25% of salary per month by the Govt. in our own Department of Revenue without recommendations of CPC. It is, therefore, requested that Central Excise executive officers may also kindly be granted special allowance at least @ 25% of salary per month alongwith the salary for 13 months in the year and other perks/benefits as being granted to the counterparts of CBI, Police etc.   
6. Positive consideration of all of above submissions is very much requested to create the feeling of job-satisfaction among our officers particularly when they are always collecting the govt. revenue above the set targets on regular basis. The pay commission didn’t like to appreciate the representation made by the Association despite of being recommended to them by the department.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



 (RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.

IRS Rules

IRS (Customs and Central Excise ) Group ‘A’ Rules, 2016

Admin
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 22nd April, 2016
G.S.R. 438(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution and in suppression of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group ‘A’ Rules, 2012 published by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue vide G.S.R No.683 (E) dated the 13th September, 2012 in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part-II, Section (3), Sub-Section (i) dated the 13th September, 2012 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby makes the following rules, regulating the method of recruitment to various Group ‘A’ posts of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, namely:—
1. Short title and commencement.– (1) These rules shall be called the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise ) Group ‘A’ Rules, 2016.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “Board” means the Central Board of Excise and Customs;
(b) “Commission” means the Union Public Service Commission;
(c) “Controlling Authority” means the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue;
(d) “Departmental Screening Committee” means the Committee constituted for grant of Non-Functional Selection Grade or Non-Functional Upgradation respectively in any grade of the Service included in Schedule I and the composition of the Committee shall be as specified in Schedule IV.
(e) “Examination” means the competitive examination conducted by the Commission for recruitment to the Service or such other service or services as may be specified by the Commission from time to time;
(f) “grade” means a grade of the Service; (g) “post” means any post, whether permanent or temporary specified under rule 4;
(h) “regular service”, in relation to any grade, means the period or periods of service in that grade rendered after selection according to the prescribed procedure for regular appointment to that grade and includes any period or periods-
(i) taken into account for the purpose of seniority in the case of those appointed at the initial constitution of the Service;
(ii) during which an officer would have held a post in that grade on regular basis but for being on leave or otherwise not being available for holding such posts;
(i) “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules;
(j) “Service” means the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group ‘A’.
3. Constitution of Service.– (1) There shall be constituted a Service known as the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group ‘A’ consisting of persons appointed to the Service under rule 5.
(2) All the posts included in the Service shall be classified as Group ‘A’ posts.
(3) The Service shall, on the date of commencement of these rules, consist of officers who have already been appointed to the Indian Customs and Central Excise Group ‘A’ in the various grades as specified in Schedule I on a regular basis.
4. Grades, authorised strength and their review.- (1) The authorised permanent strength in various grades of the Service on the date of commencement of these rules, the number of posts in each grade and the pay band and grade pay or pay scale attached thereto shall be specified in Schedule 1.
(2) On and from the date of commencement of these rules, the authorised permanent strength of various grades of the service shall be as may be determined by the Central Government from time to time subject to variation depending on workload.
5. Future maintenance of the Service.- (1) The vacancies in any of the grades specified in Schedule I shall be filled in the manner as hereinafter provided in this rule.
(2) Fifty per cent of the vacancies in Grade VIII (Junior Time Scale) i.e. Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise shall be filled by direct recruitment on the basis of the results of the Examination conducted by the Commission in the manner specified in Schedule II.
(3) Fifty per cent of the vacancies in Grade VIII (Junior Time Scale) i.e. Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise shall be filled by promotion from amongst the Group ‘B’ officers in the Central Excise, Customs and Narcotics Department, who have completed two years of regular service in any of the following feeder cadres, namely:-
(i) Superintendents of Central Excise in the Central Excise Department and District Opium Officer or Intelligence Officers or Superintendents (Executive) in the Narcotics Department;
(ii) Superintendents of Customs (Preventive) in the Customs Department; and (iii) Appraisers of Customs in the Customs Department.
NOTE: For the purpose of making promotion from Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A’, from amongst the categories of officers mentioned in clause (i) of sub-rule 3, a combined eligibility list of Superintendents of Central Excise and District Opium Officers of Intelligence Officers or Superintendent (Executive) in the Narcotics Department shall be prepared with reference to the date of completion by the officers of the prescribed qualifying service in the respective grade or post.
(4) (a)The vacancies to be filled by promotion shall be filled out of the three Group ‘B’ categories of the officers mentioned in sub-clauses (i), (ii) and sub-clause (iii) of sub-rule 3 of rule 5 in the ratio of 13:2:1 respectively for each bunch of sixteen vacancies.
(b) Out of sixteen vacancies, the first thirteen vacancies shall be filled from amongst the officers referred to in sub-clause (i) of sub-rule (3), the 14th and 15th vacancies shall be filled from amongst the officers referred to in sub-clause (ii) of the said sub-rule (3) and the 16th vacancy shall be filled from amongst the officers referred to in sub-clause (iii) of sub-rule (3).
(5) The appointments in the Service to Grade VII (Senior Time Scale) i.e. Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise and above shall be made by promotion form amongst the officers in the next lower grade with the minimum qualifying service as specified in column (4) of Schedule III.
(6) (a) The promotion of officers, except to the Junior Administrative Grade (Non-Functional Selection Grade) shall be made by ‘selection’ on the basis of the recommendations of the Departmental Promotion Committee constituted in accordance with Schedule IV.
(b) The placement to the Junior Administrative Grade (Non-Functional Selection Grade) shall be on seniority basis subject to fitness or suitability based on the recommendation of the Departmental Promotion Committee specified in column (3) of Schedule IV.
6. Probation and confirmation.– (1) Every officer on appointment to the Service, either by direct recruitment or by promotion in Junior Time Scale shall be on probation for a period of two years:
Provided that the Controlling Authority may extend the period of probation in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Government from time to time:
Provided further that any decision for extension of a probation period shall be taken ordinarily within eight weeks after expiry of the initial period of probation and communicated in writing to the concerned officer together with the reasons for so doing within the said period.
(2) On completion of the period of probation, or any extension thereof, officers shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be retained in their posts on regular basis and be confirmed.
(3) If, during the period of probation, or any extension thereof, as the case may be, the Controlling Authority is of the opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, it may discharge or revert the officer to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the service, as the case may be.
(4) During the period of probation, or any extension thereof, an officer may be required by the Controlling Authority to undergo such course of training and instructions and to pass examinations, and tests (including examination in Hindi) as it may deem fit, as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.
(5) As regards other matters relating to probation, the members of the Service shall be governed by the instructions issued by the Central Government in this regard from time to time.
7. Seniority.- (1) The relative seniority of the members of the Service on commencement of the rules shall be the relative seniority in their respective grades as already determined before the date of commencement of these rules:
Provided that if the seniority of any member of the Service had not been determined before the commencement of these rules, it shall be determined by the Controlling Authority in accordance with the general orders or instructions on seniority issued by the Central Government from time to time.
(2) The seniority of persons appointed to various grades of the Service on and from the date of commencement of these rules shall be determined in accordance with the general orders or instructions on seniority issued by the Central Government from time to time.
(8) Grant of non-functional upgradation.– (1) Non-functional upgradation may be granted to the members of the Service in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Government in this behalf from time to time and on the basis of the recommendation of the Departmental Screening Committee specified in column 5 of Schedule IV.
(2) All the prescribed eligibility criteria and promotion norms including benchmark for up-gradation to a particular grade pay shall have to be fulfilled at the time of screening for grant of higher pay-scale.
9. Conditions of Service.– (1) An officer appointed to the Service shall be liable to serve anywhere in India, including field service in or out of India.
(2) The conditions of service of the officer of Service in respect of matters for which no provision has been made under these rules shall be the same as are applicable from time to time, to the officers of Central Civil Services in general.
10. Residuary matters.– In regard to matters not specifically covered by these rules, or instructions or orders made or issued thereunder or by special orders, the members of the Service shall be governed by the rules, instructions and orders applicable to the officers of Central Civil Service in general.
11. Disqualification.- No person,-
(a) who, has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or
(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the Service:
Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of these rule.
(12) Power to relax.- Where the Central Government is of opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, and in consultation with the Commission, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.
13. Savings.- Nothing in these rules shall affect reservation, relaxation of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Schedule Castes, the Schedule Tribes, other backward classes, Ex-Servicemen and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.
14. Interpretation.– If any question arises relating to the interpretation of these rules, it shall be referred to the Central Government which shall decide the same.
Schedule I
[See sub-rule (3) of rule 3 and sub-rule (1) of rule 4]
(Grades, numbers and scales of pay of posts included in the Service)
Sl. No.
Grade of Service.
No. of posts.
Pay band and grade pay or pay scale.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
1
Principal Chief Commissioner or Principal Director General of Customs and Central Excise (Grade I) (Apex Grade).
14
Apex Scale ₹ 80,000 (fixed).
2
Chief Commissioner or Director General of Customs and Central Excise (Grade II) (Higher Administrative Grade+).
38
(Higher Administrative Grade+) ₹ 75,500 – 80,000.
3
Principal Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade Ill) (Higher Administrative Grade).
100
Higher Administrative Grade ₹ 67,000-79,000.
4
Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise(Grade IV) (Senior Administrative Grade).
340
Pay band 4, ₹ 37,400-67,000 with grade pay of ₹ 10,000.
5
Additional Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise Junior Administrative Grade (Grade V) (Non-Functional Selection Grade).
Pay band 4, ₹ 37400-67000 with grade pay of ₹ 8700.
6
Joint Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade VI) (Junior Administrative Grade).
932
Pay band-3, ₹ 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of ₹ 7,600.
7
Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade VII) (Senior Time Scale).
801
Pay band-3, ₹ 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of ₹ 6,600.
8
Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade VIII) (Junior Time Scale).
1249
Pay band-3, ₹ 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of ₹ 5400.
Note: The number of posts in ‘Non-Functional Selection Grade’ in the pay band-4, ₹ 37,400-67,000 with grade pay of ₹ 8700 shall be restricted to thirty per cent of senior duty posts in the cadre (i.e. posts in the pay band with grade pay of ₹ 6600/- and above) and there shall be no increase in the overall strength of the cadre and the number of posts to be operated in the ‘Non-Functional Selection Grade’ shall not exceed the number of posts available in the Junior Administrative Grade.
SCHEDULE II
[See sub-rule (2) of rule 5]
The minimum educational qualifications and age-limit for direct recruitment to posts in Grade VIII (Junior Time Scale) of the Service on the results of the Examination.
1. A candidate shal l possess a degree from,-
(i) a University incorporated by an Act of Parliament or an Act of a State Legislature in India;
or
(i) an educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed university under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956) or equivalent.
Note 1: In exceptional cases, the Commission may treat a candidate not possessing any of the above qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he has passed examination conducted by other institution the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his admission to the examination.
Note 2: A candidate possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
2. A candidate shall have attained the age of 21 years but shall not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August in the year in which the examination is held.
Note 1: The prescribed age limits may vary in accordance with the notifications issued by the Commission for Civil Services Examination from year to year.
Note 2: The upper age limit is also relaxable for the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or other backward classes and certain other categories as notified by the Commission for Civil Services Examination from time to time.
Schedule III
(See rule 5)
The method of recruitment, field of promotion and minimum qualifying service in the next lower grade for appointment of officers on promotion to the posts included in the various grades of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group ‘A’.
Sl. No.
Name of post.Method of recruitment.Field of selection, grade and the minimum qualifying service for promotion.
(1)(2)(3)(4)
1
Principal Chief Commissioner or Principal Director General of Customs and Central Excise (Grade I) (Apex Grade).Promotion on the basis of selection.Officers in the Higher Administrative Grade+ (Grade II) in the scale of pay of ₹ 75500 – (annual increment @ 3%) 80000) with one year regular service in the grade
2
Chief Commissioner or Director General of Customs and Central Excise (Grade II) (Higher Administrative Grade+).Promotion on the basis of selection.Officers in the Higher Administrative Grade (Grade III) in the scale of pay of ₹ 67000 – (annual increment @ 3%) 79000) with one year regular service in the grade.
3
Principal Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade Ill) (Higher Administrative Grade).Promotion on the basis of selection.Officers in the Senior Administrative Grade (Grade IV) in the pay band-4, ₹ 37,600- 67000 with grade pay of ₹ 10,000/- with three years regular service in the grade.
or
Officers with twenty five years regular service in Group ‘A’ posts in the Service, out of which one year shall be in the Senior Administrative Grade (Grade IV).
4
Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade IV) (Senior Administrative Grade).Promotion on the basis of selection.Officers in the Junior Administrative Grade (Grade VI) in the pay band-3, ₹ 15600- 39100 with grade pay of ₹ 7600/- with eight years regular service in the grade including service, if any, rendered in the Non Functional Selection Grade (Grade V);
or
Officers with seventeen years regular service in Group ‘A’ posts in the Service, out of which four years regular service shall be in the Junior Administrative Grade (Grade VI), including services, if any, rendered in the Non Functional Selection Grade (Grade V).
5
Additional Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise Junior Administrative Grade (Grade V) (Non-Functional Selection Grade).By placement on non-selection basis.Officers in the Junior  Administrative Grade (Grade VI) in the pay band-3, ₹ 15600- 39100 with grade pay of ₹ 7600/- who have entered the fourteenth year in the regular service on the 1st January of the year calculated from the year following the year of Examination on the basis of which the officer was recruited:
Provided that the Junior  Administrative Officers who entered the Service by the method of promotion in the Junior Time Scale (Grade VIII) shall also be considered eligible for appointment in the Non Functional Selection Grade of the Junior Administrative Grade, provided they have entered the fourteenth year of regular service in Group ‘A’ following the rules governing seniority along with officers who entered the fourteenth year of service through the method of direct recruitment.
6
Joint Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade VI) (Junior Administrative Grade).Promotion on the basis of selection.Officers in the pay band-3, ₹ 15600- 39100 with grade pay of ₹ 6600/- with five years regular service in the Senior Time Scale (Grade VII).
7
Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade VII) (Senior Time Scale).Promotion on the basis of selection.Officers in the pay band-3, ₹ 15600- 39100 with grade pay of ₹ 5400/- with four years regular service in Junior Time Scale (Grade VIII):
Provided that an officer appointed to the Grade VIII of the Service shall not be considered for promotion to Grade VII until he has successfully completed the period of probation.
8
Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Junior Time Scale) (Grade VIII).Fifty per cent by direct recruitment through Civil Services Examination conducted by the Commission; Fifty per cent by promotion.Fifty per cent of the vacancies in the Junior Time Scale (Grade VIII) shall be filled by promotion in accordance with sub-rule (3) of rule 5 and sub-rule (4) of rule 5 from amongst the following categories of Group ‘B’ officers in the Central Excise, Customs and Narcotics Department who have completed two years regular service in any of the following feeder Cadres, namely:-
(a) Superintendents of the Central Excise in the Central Excise Department and District Opium Officer or Intelligence Officers or Superintendents (Executive) in the Narcotics Department in the pay band -2, ₹ 9300-34800 with grade pay of ₹ 4800;
(b) Superintendents of Customs (Preventive) in the Customs Department in the pay band-2, ₹ 9300-34800 with grade pay of ₹ 4800; and
(c) Appraisers of Customs in the Customs Department in the pay band -2, ₹ 9300- 34800 with grade pay of ₹ 4800.
Note 1 : Where juniors who have completed their qualifying or eligibility service are being considered for promotion, their seniors shall also be considered provided they are not short of the requisite qualifying /eligibility service by more than half of such qualifying or eligibility service or two years, whichever is less, and have successfully completed their probation period for promotion to the next higher grade along with their juniors who have already completed such qualifying or eligible service.
Note 2: For the purpose of computing minimum qualifying service for promotion, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to the 1st January, 2006 or the date from which the revised pay structure based on the recommendat ions of the Sixth Central Pay Commission has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay or pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the said Pay Commission.
Schedule IV
(See sub-rule 6 of rule 5)
Composition of Departmental Promotion Committee or Departmental Confirmation Committee or Departmental Screening Committee for considering cases of promotion, confirmation and non-functional upgradation to the posts included in the various scales or grades of the service.
S. No.
Scale or grade.Departmental Promotion Committee for considering Promotion or Departmental Screening Committees for considering non-functional selection grade.Departmental Confirmation Committee for considering confirmation.Departmental Screening Committee for considering non functional  upgradation.
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
1.
Principal Chief Commissioner or Principal Director General of Customs and Central Excise (Grade – I) (Apex Grade).1. Chairman or Member, Union Public Service Commission – Chairman
2. Secretary (Revenue) – Member
3. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
Not applicable.Not applicable
2
Chief Commissioner or Director General of Customs and Central Excise (Grade – II) (Higher Administrative Grade+).1. Chairman or Member, Union Public Service Commission – Chairman
2. Secretary (Revenue) – Member
3. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
Not applicable.Not applicable.
3.
Principal Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade – III) (Higher Administrative Grade).1. Chairman or Member, Union Public Service Commission – Chairman
2. Secretary (Revenue) – Member
3. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
Not applicable.1. Secretary (Revenue) – Chairman
2. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Member  (Personnel and Vigilance), Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs [other than Member (Personnel and Vigilance)] – Member
4.
Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade – IV) (Senior Administrative Grade).1. Chairman or Member, Union Public Service Commission – Chairman
2. Secretary (Revenue) – Member
3. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
Not applicable.1. Secretary (Revenue) – Chairman
2. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Member  (Personnel and Vigilance), Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs [other than Member (Personnel and Vigilance)] – Member
5.
Additional Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade – V) (Non-Functional Selection Grade of Junior Administrative Grade).1. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Chairman
2. Senior most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Joint Secretary (E), Department of Personnel and Training – Member
Not applicable.1. Secretary (Revenue) – Chairman
2. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Member  (Personnel and Vigilance), Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs [other than Member (Personnel and Vigilance)] – Member
6.
Joint Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade – VI) (Junior Administrative Grade).1. Chairman or Member, Union Public Service Commission – Chairman
2. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
Not Applicable1. Secretary (Revenue) – Chairman
2. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Member  (Personnel and Vigilance), Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs [other than Member (Personnel and Vigilance)] – Member
7.
Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade – VII) (Senior Time Scale).1. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Chairman
2. Member (Personnel and Vigilance), Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member.
3. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs [other than Member (Personnel and Vigilance)] – Member
Not applicable.1. Secretary (Revenue) – Chairman
2. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Member  (Personnel and Vigilance), Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
4. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs [other than Member (Personnel and Vigilance)] – Member
8.
Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise (Grade – VIII) (Junior Time Scale).1. Chairman or Member, Union Public Service Commission – Chairman
2. Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Senior-most Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
1. Senior most  Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs – Chairman
2. Joint Secretary (Admn.), Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
3. Director or Deputy Secretary (Admn.), Central Board of Excise and Customs – Member
Not applicable.
[F. No. 12018/3/2014-Ad.II]
JOSEPH ANTONY, Under Secy.