Monday, 26 February 2018
Bringing a scheme for Central Excise/CGST executive officers benefiting the old as well as young generations
ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
Ref. No. 56/AIB/P/18 Dt. 26.02.18
Ms. Vanaja N. Sharna,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Bringing a scheme for Central Excise/CGST executive officers benefiting the old as well as young generations.
Kindly refer to the earlier requests of the Association on the subject-mentioned issue.
2. With due regards, it is to submit that your goodself was kind enough to show the willingness in the very first meeting with the Association on your goodself becoming the Chairperson of the CBEC to bring a scheme for Central Excise executive officers benefitting the old as well as young generations. We are very hopeful and waiting for the same very eagerly but the same is yet to come. However, the following measures are suggested to bring the scheme-
(a) Time bound promotions/scales: Time scales after every 7 years were also recommended by CBEC to 6th CPC vide F.No.A.26017/147 /06-Ad.II.A Dt. 04.01.07 as one of the measures for these officers. No posts will be required to be created for the grant of time scale after every 7 years.
(b) Notional promotions granting batch to batch parity with the best placed common entry counterparts like CSS etc. There already exist so many legal verdicts in the favour of various employees of many other organizations on notional promotions.
(c) Creation of supernumerary posts which will be personal to the officer at each level of the promotion and will be abolished with the retirement of the officer. There already exist so many legal verdicts in the favour of various employees of many other organizations on supernumerary posts.
(d) Creation of separate service: The draft RR’s for separate service have already been submitted by the Association. The separate service for group ‘B’ officers has also been recommended on various occasions by the CBEC and also by the IRS Officers Association. This may be created by taking all of the temporary posts as well as regular posts at group ‘A’ entry level by upgrading these to STS (with the provision of promoting Superintendents directly to STS)+half of existing STS posts+additional posts at each level in proportion to CSS.
(e) Direct promotion to higher posts: Customs Ministerial officers have been promoted as Appraiser without working even for a single day on feeder post of Examiner in Mumbai Customs under CBEC. Likewise, our officers may also kindly be promoted directly to the higher posts at par with common entry counterparts.
(f) In-situ promotions (requiring no creation of posts) after completion of residency periods as prescribed by the DOPT.
(g) Batch to batch functional upgradation at par with the best placed common entry counterparts.
(h) Batch to batch non-functional upgradation at par with the best placed common entry counterparts like CSS etc. (also requiring no creation of posts).
(i) Re-framing of the RRs prescribing the qualifying services in consonance of the DOPT OM No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) dt. 24.03.09 and having provision of automatic upgradation to higher grade on completion of 1½ times of residency period as also suggested by the Association in relation of the implementation of the verdict given in the OA No. 2323.2012 by the Principal Bench of CAT.
(j) Introduction of Flexible Complementary Promotion Scheme (FCS) or Dynamic Assured Career Progression Scheme (DACP) as introduced in the Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Health for their employees.
2. Your goodself is once more requested to look into the matter for the sake of justice to the Central Excise executive officers, the most of whom are retiring with single promotion in their career after joining as Inspector. One or more of the above/other measures may be taken to remove their acute stagnation. It is also worth to submit that the Cabinet has also recommended to bring some specific measures independent of cadre restructuring to remove the stagnation of these officers.