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Friday, 9 February 2018

Transfer/posting guidelines

Dear friends,
namaste.
Meeting on Group 'A' transfer/posting guidelines was held today under the Chair of Member (Admn). DG, HRD, ADGs, HRD and Commissioner (Coordination) alongwith other concerned officials were also present in the meeting. Meeting was held in a very healthy atmosphere and principally, the points submitted by us were agreed. Main points were not to change the zone/station of promotee Group A officers/ACs, if retiring within 5 years, cut off date to be 30th June instead of 31st March etc. The point of increase in number of zones to keep the officers at nearby places on transfer was also discussed. Submissions about consideration of representations and Association matters were also made. Submissions made during the meeting are placed below-
 ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
Office Secretary: C. S. Sharma Treasuer: N. R. Manda Organising Secretary: Soumen Bhattachariya
(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. 32/AIB/T/18                                                                          Dt. 06.02.18
To, 
Shri S. Ramesh,
Member (Admn), CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Draft transfer & placement guidelines for Indian Revenue Service (C&CE) officers-reg.
Sir,
Kindly refer to the letter F.No. 8/B/137/HRD(HRM)/2013 Pt. IV Dt. 31.01.18 of the o/o DG, HRD.
2. With due regards, the following suggestions are submitted for kind consideration-
(i) Regarding para 4.6, officers on promotion from Group B having balance service of 5 years or less may kindly not be transferred out of the station where they were working at the time of promotion except willing ones. This issue was also discussed with the Chairperson prior to last promotion orders and she was pleased to agree to it. The reason behind it is that these officers are prone to various old age diseases and having regular treatment at the existing station. All of them are also busy to fulfill their family obligations  like  settlement  of the career issues of young wards, settlement  of  marriage  of  their  wards particularly daughters, care of old & ailing parents being under medical supervision at the existing station etc. If they are transferred at this stage, neither they shall be able to fulfill their family obligations nor be able to transfer whole family to new place or have double settlements, one at the old place and another at the new place due to financial constraints. No need to say that these officers get promotion on the fag end of career without benefit of even a single rupee. They are not in the position to get their family transferred to the new place with them due to prevailing circumstances. This will put them under unwarranted financial burden. However, these officers are not required to be transferred to other zones, if vacancies exist in their own zone as was also followed in earlier orders including October, 2014. If vacancies don’t exist, the youngest officers may be transferred to nearby zone and called back to the parent zone as soon as vacancies occur. If the change is inevitable, their station may be changed within their own zone. Para 2.1.5 also says about the change of station only, not the change of zone.
(ii) The period of more than 9 months has been mentioned to be treated as a complete year in para 7.1. In consonance of it, the officers having less than 3 years and 3 months (rather 5 years and 3 months) service left may kindly be posted to their choice of region/zone.
(iii) Para 3.2 deals with placement committee and placement of officers of the level of Addl. Commissioner and below. The draft proposal is that all the officers would be placed at the disposal of the Committee of Chief Commissioners for the posting in respective zone. It is worth to submit in this regard that the promotee Asstt. Commissioners were directly posted to Customs Zones in 2014. But now it appears that henceforth the promotee Asstt. Commissioners from Central Excise wouldn’t get exposure of Customs as the postings in Customs will be given on the basis of the tenure spent in CGST. In the zones such as Mumbai and Gujarat where Customs postings are fairly better, the promotee group A officers who are first posted to Central Excise/CGST wouldn’t  be able to make into Customs even after 3 years on account of being promoted on fag end of the career. Under such circumstances, the promotee Asstt. Commissioners of Central Excise will never be able to get Customs posting for the want of required tenure on account of their residual service being short. For this, a certain ratio for promotee group A officers of Central Excise stream may kindly be fixed and they may be posted there directly.
 (iv) Regarding para 11.3, it has been mentioned that the officers having less than 3 years of service left may be posted to their choice of region/zone. This is a welcome gesture by the Board but the cutoff date for calculating 3 years has not been mentioned. Para 7.1 of the draft policy, however, says that the cutoff date for transfer would be taken as 31st March. It is understood by it that the CBEC may take 31st March as cutoff date for calculating 3 years period for retirement. In this regard, it is submitted that 30th June has been considered as cutoff date for all purposes till now. Last time also while sending the promoted officers out of region/zones, 30th June was taken as cutoff date and many officers having even a few days more than 3 years had to go out. Accordingly, the cutoff date may kindly be taken as 30th June as being considered till last transfer order.
(v) Para 2.1.8 talks about the addressing of grievances only after the joining of new assignment. Regarding this, it is submitted that this condition may kindly be relaxed because it will place the individual as well as the administration in awkward situation. Moreover, it will also put unwarranted burden on Govt. exchequer in the form of transfer grant to be given to the transferee to join new place.
(vi) The compassionate grounds including DOPT guidelines, medical ones of self/parents/family members, working spouse, retirement within three/five years, ward appearing for Board examination etc.  are also to be duly considered as per the representations made by the concerned officers.
(vii) Additional point/s, if any, will be submitted during the meeting.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
Copy with the request for necessary action to:
1) DG, HRD, CBEC, New Delhi.
2) ADG, HRD (HRM-I), CBEC, New Delhi.
3) ADG, HRD (HRM-II), CBEC, New Delhi.


(RAVI MALIK) 
ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EXCISE
GAZETTED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
President:                                          Address for communication:                                       Secretary General:
A. Venkatesh                             240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                              Ravi Malik
Mob.7780255361       mail Id:ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob.9868816290
Vice Presidents: Apurba Roy, P. C. Jha (East); A. K. Meena, Somnath Chakrabarty (west); Ashish Vajpayee, Ravi Joshi (North); B. Pavan K. Reddy (South); K.V. Sriniwas, T. J. Manojuman (Central) Joint Secretaries: Ajay Kumar, R. N. Mahapatra (East); B. S. Meena, Sanjeev Sahai (West); Harpal Singh, Sanjay Srivastava (North); M. Nagraju, P. Sravan Kumar (South); Anand Kishore, Ashutosh Nivsarkar (Central)
Office Secretary: C. S. Sharma Treasuer: N. R. Manda Organising Secretary: Soumen Bhattachariya
(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. 34/AIB/G/18                                                                          Dt. 08.02.18
To,
Sh. S. Ramesh,
Member (Admn), CBEC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Transfer/posting of the promotee Asstt. Commissioners in their zones-request regarding.
Sir, 
            Kindly refer to the earlier requests of the Association on the above matter.
            2. It is again submitted with due regards that many of the Asstt. Commissioners promoted in the last promotion order have been transferred out of their zones despite of the vacancies being existed in their zone. As on date, the posts of Asstt. Commissioner are also lying vacant in the Directorate offices/NACEN in the respective zone alongwith a good number of posts being lain vacant throughout the country in the field formations too.
            3. It is also worth to submit that these officers have been promoted merely on ad-hoc basis against temporary posts to be in effect only upto December, 2018. Nobody knows the fate of these officers after December, 2018 whether they would continue on these posts or not. If they don’t continue, they will again be asked to work on the parent post but not known where they would be posted on parent post. No need to say that these officers have been promoted as ad-hoc Asstt. Commissioner at the fag end of the career without benefit of even a single rupee and their transfer to other zones has put them under financial constraints on account of having double establishments (one at the parent place and another at new one) due to not being in position to transfer their family to new place under their compelling circumstances including old & aged parents getting medical treatment at parent place, studying (academic as well as professional courses) wards, marriage process of wards (particularly daughters) etc.
            4. The Association was impressed that officers would not be transferred to other zones, if vacancies exist in their own zone. Further if vacancies don’t exist, the youngest officers will be transferred to nearby zone and will be called back to the parent zone as soon as the vacancies occur. Same procedure/policy was followed in the earlier transfer orders.
            5. It is also worth to submit that compassionate grounds including medical ones of self as well as family members, working spouse, retirement within specified period, ward appearing for Board examination etc. etc. are also to be considered sympathetically as per the representations made by the concerned officers.
            6. In view of the above, it is requested to kindly-
            i) Consider the transfer of the officers to their own zone, if the vacancies exist including Directorate offices/NACEN etc. (willingness may also kindly be sought for Directorate/NACEN/deputation seats).
            ii) Consider the compassionate grounds as represented by the concerned officers.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.