" IRS OFFICERS PROMOTED FROM THE GRADE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF CENTRAL EXCISE ARE ALSO MEMBERS OF AIACEGEO. THIS IS THE ONLY ASSOCIATION FOR SUPERINTENDENTS OF CENTRAL EXCISE AND IRS OFFICERS PROMOTED FROM THE GRADE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF CENTRAL EXCISE THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY . President Mr. A. Venkatesh and SG Mr. Ravi Malik.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Grievance redressal, new cadre restructuring


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. 132/AIB/G/18                                                                          Dt. 31.05.18
To,
Sh. S. Ramesh,
Special Secretary & Member (Admn), CBIC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Request for grievance redressal.
Sir,
            Kindly refer to the meeting held under your Chair on 18.08.17.
            2. It is to submit with due regards that the next meeting under employee grievance redressal mechanism was to be conducted within two months of the said meeting extendable by one month. But neither any further meeting has been held under the mechanism to consider new points nor the position of the earlier points has been reviewed even after expiry of more than 9 months of the said meeting as there seems no progress in r/o earlier points.
            3. In view of the above, it is requested to redress the following new points and review the position of earlier points-
A. NEW POINTS:
(i) DPC for the post of Asstt. Commissioner for the transition year 2018.
(ii) Extension of the temporary posts of Asstt. Commissioner for smooth functioning of GST as the said posts were justified for GST functioning.
(iii) Revival of in-situ promotion scheme as approved in Board meeting of 18.02.11.
(iv) Unification (Central Excise/GST & Customs) and merger (different CCAs) of cadres as done in the case of Directorates to remove inter cadre as well as regional disparities.
(v) Implementation of the Subramanium case.
(vi) Retrospective implementation of enhanced pay scale of Central Excise/GST Superintendents w.e.f. 01.01.96 at par with the Superintendents of NCB.
(vii) Promotion of ad hoc Assistant Commissioners to the post of Deputy Commissioner on completion of 4 years of service.
(viii) Taking action on DOPT OM issued vide Dy. No. 1173974/16/JS(CPC) of the month of June, 2016.
(ix) Implementation of the verdict given in OA No. 684/2018 by Principal Bench of Hon’ble CAT on 09.02.18 as the matter was to be disposed off within 3 months of the receipt of the order.
(x) Implementation of the report of the Stagnation Committee headed by Sh. Balesh Kumar, ADG, HRM-I.
(xi) General implementation of all Court orders.
  B. REVIEW OF POSITION OF OLD POINTS IN R/O MEETING OF 18.08.17:
(i) Initial pay scale to Central Excise Superintendent at par with DSP of CBI (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16) alongwith other perks & allowances etc.
(ii) Batch to batch Non Functional Financial Upgradation to our officers to grant financial parity with the best placed counterparts of CSS etc. (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16).
(iii) Non-functional time scale in PB3 to Central Excise Superintendents like other counterparts instead of PB2 after 4 years of service.
(iv) Next promotion of Central Excise Superintendent to STS like other group ‘B’ gazetted officers of Central as well as State Governments (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16).
(v) Scheme to improve the career prospects of Central Excise Superintendents to grant minimum 5 functional promotions as our officers are retiring with single promotion in the service career of 35-40 years (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16 and Cabinet also approved to bring a scheme to remove the stagnation of group B Central Excise executive officers independent of cadre restructuring).
(vi) Flexible Complementary/Dynamic Assured Career Progression Scheme for Superintendents in accordance of the observations of CBIC under OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16 about the disparities in promotions that it is an alarming anomalous situation.
(vii) Implementation of the CBIC circular issued vide F. No. A-26017/44/94-Ad II (A) Dt. 08.03.95 regarding arrears of pay.
(viii) Implementation of para 7.15.24 of 6th CPC report in light of UO No. 6/37/98-IC Dt. 24.11.14 of Expenditure.
(ix) Undoing of MACP irregularities (para 8.1, upgradation in promotional hierarchy and offsetting of MACP upgradation with time scale) as our officers were able to get the grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 after 24 years of service under ACPS while now getting the same after 30 years of service under MACPS.
            (x) Uniform promotional hierarchy for all Group ‘B’ officers across all departments/ministries in Govt. of India (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16).
            (xi) Merger of Level 9 and 10 (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16).
            (xii) Finalisation of RRs as per the verdict given in OA No. 2323/2012 by Principal Bench of Hon’ble CAT as more than one year has already expired after the delivery of the verdict.
            (xiii) Upgradation of posts & scales like state governments under GST.
(xiv) Infrastructure and office space for staffside.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
 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. 133/AIB/G/18                                                                          Dt. 01.06.18
To,
Sh. Hasmukh Adhia,
Finance Secretary,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Request for grievance redressal.
Sir,
            Kindly refer to the Ref. No. 64/AIB/G/17 Dt. 04.04.17 of the Association and meeting of 07.04.17 given by your goodself
            2. It is to submit with due regards that only one point has been redressed out of 13 points submitted in the meeting of 07.04.17. It is, therefore, requested to review the position of old points and also consider a few new points for redressal as below-
            A. NEW POINTS:
(i) Extension of the temporary posts of Asstt. Commissioner for smooth functioning of GST as the said posts were justified for GST functioning/requirement.
(ii) Revival of in-situ promotion scheme as approved in Board meeting of 18.02.11 as an instant measure to remove at least intra-cadre/regional disparities.
(iii) Unification (Central Excise/GST & Customs) and merger (different CCAs) of cadres as done in the case of Directorates to remove inter cadre as well as regional disparities.
(iv) Finalisation of RRs to place Central Excise Inspectors, Preventive Officers and Examiners of same year at par in the matter of promotion as per the verdict given in OA No. 2323/2012 by Principal Bench of Hon’ble CAT as the RRs were to be reframed within four months of the receipt of the order whereas 15 months have already expired after the delivery of the verdict.
(v) Upgradation of posts & scales like state governments under GST.
 B. REVIEW OF POSITION OF OLD POINTS:
(i) Initial pay scale to Central Excise Superintendent at par with DSP of CBI (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16) alongwith other perks & allowances etc.
(ii) Batch to batch Non Functional Financial Upgradation to our officers to grant financial parity with the best placed counterparts of CSS etc. (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16).
(iii) Non-functional time scale in PB3 to Central Excise Superintendents like other counterparts instead of PB2 after 4 years of service.
(iv) Next promotion of Central Excise Superintendent to STS like other group ‘B’ gazetted officers of Central as well as State Governments (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16) and implementation of the verdict given in OA No. 684/2018 by Principal Bench of Hon’ble CAT on 09.02.18 in this regard as the matter was to be disposed off within 3 months of the receipt of the order.
 (v) Scheme to improve the career prospects of Central Excise Superintendents to grant minimum 5 functional promotions as our officers are retiring with single promotion in the service career of 35-40 years (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16 and Cabinet also approved to bring a scheme to remove the stagnation of group B Central Excise executive officers independent of cadre restructuring).
(vi) Flexible Complementary/Dynamic Assured Career Progression Scheme for Superintendents in accordance of the observations of CBIC under OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16 about the disparities in promotions that it is an alarming anomalous situation.
(vii) Implementation of the CBIC circular issued vide F. No. A-26017/44/94-Ad II (A) Dt. 08.03.95 regarding arrears of pay.
(viii) Retrospective implementation of pay scale of Central Excise Superintendents at par with NCB Superintendents who were the part & parcel of one & the same RRs having a common seniority list for being promoted to the common post of Asstt. Commissioner.
(ix) Implementation of para 7.15.24 of 6th CPC report in light of UO No. 6/37/98-IC Dt. 24.11.14 of Expenditure.
(xi) Undoing of MACP irregularities (para 8.1, upgradation in promotional hierarchy and offsetting of MACP upgradation with time scale) as our officers were able to get the grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB3 after 24 years of service under ACPS while now getting the same after 30 years of service under MACPS.
            (xii) Uniform promotional hierarchy for all Group ‘B’ officers across all departments/ministries in Govt. of India (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16).
            (xiii) Merger of Level 9 and 10 (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16).
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
 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. 134/AIB/G/18                                                                          Dt. 01.06.18
To,
The Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
Govt. of India,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Request for grievance rdressal.
Sir,
            It is to submit with due regards that this Association represents the Central Excise/GST Superintendents and Group ‘A’ promotee officers under the Central Board of Indirect Tax & Customs (CBIC). The most of our officers are forced to retire with only single promotion in the career after joining as Inspector in comparison to 5/6 promotions to our counterparts of Customs (in our own organization of CBIC), Income Tax (in our own Department of Revenue), CSS etc. It is also worth to submit that the officers promoted to the temporary post of Asstt. Commissioner have no right to further promotion and are being promoted only on ad-hoc basis. Our officers are also not being granted due pay scales. Accordingly, it is requested to consider the following points for due redressal-
 (i) Extension of the temporary posts of Asstt. Commissioner for smooth functioning of GST as the said posts were justified for GST functioning/requirement.
(ii) Upgradation of posts & scales like state governments under GST.
(iii) Initial pay scale to Central Excise Superintendent at par with DSP of CBI (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16) alongwith other perks & allowances etc.
(iv) Batch to batch Non Functional Financial Upgradation (NFU) to our officers to grant at least financial parity with the best placed counterparts of CSS etc. (already recommended by CBIC vide OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16 and also stagnation committee).
(v) Flexible Complementary/Dynamic Assured Career Progression Scheme for Superintendents in accordance of the observations of CBIC under OM F. No.A-26017/154//2015-Ad.IIA Dt. 22.02.16 about the disparities in promotions that it is an alarming anomalous situation and Cabinet also approved to bring a scheme to remove the stagnation of group B Central Excise executive officers independent of cadre restructuring.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.
 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. 135/AIB/C/18                                                                          Dt. 01.06.18
To,
Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna,
Chairperson, CBIC,
North Block, New Delhi.
Sub: Next Cadre Restructuring.
Madam,
            Kindly refer to the Ref. No. 111/AIB/C/18 Dt. 30.04.18 of the Association.
            2. It is to submit with due regards again that the last cadre restructuring was happened in CBIC in the year of 2013 which was initiated in the year of 2006. Prior to 2013, earlier cadre structuring was happened in the year of 2001-02 which also took years for its finalisation.
 3. As per the provisions of periodical happening of cadre restructurings, at least one more cadre restructuring should have happened after 2013. If we talk with reference to the cadre restructuring of 2001-02, at least four cadre restructurings should have happened alongwith the beginning of the process for the fifth one as on date.
4. No need to resubmit that the most of our officers are forced to retire only with single promotion in the career after joining as Inspector. The temporary posts of Asstt. Commissioner created in the last cadre restructuring for a limited period were also not able to do the due good for our officers because of the rider of no further promotion against these posts and also not being included in the Group ‘A’ recruitment rules. Accordingly, the process of new cadre restructuring is required to be initiated immediately.
5. It is also worth to mention that the main thrust in the earlier cadre restructurings was only on the career progression of the direct recruit Group ‘A’ officers without any career planning for Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ officers to give opportunity to these officers to reach higher levels like Group ‘A’.
6. In view of the above, it is once again requested to initiate the process for new cadre restructuring particularly taking into consideration the poor career prospects of the officers joining the CBIC as Inspector of Central Excise/GST.   
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,



(RAVI MALIK),
Secretary General.