Thursday, December 27, 2007

CIRCULAR - 6

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CIRCULAR-6/07 Date: 22.10.07

Dear Comrades,

Congratulations to the newly promoted Superintendents

AICEIA Congratulates all Inspectors who were promoted on 15.10.07 against the newly created posts. Among the newly promoted are Com. Tirthankar Pyne our former S.G and Co-Convenor of COC representing our Cadre, Com. M.B.Jain, Joint Secretary (West Zone), Coms. Vothob and Sivalingiah, Officer Bearers at Karnataka, Coms. S.Periasamy and Jesu Chandra Bose, Office Bearers at Tamil Nadu apart from several other former Office Bearers and active members of the Association. AICEIA wishes them all the very best and we look forward towards better relations with the Association representing the Gazetted Promotee Officers of CBEC with the active participation of these new entrants.

Convention on LTU at Chennai

As intimated in the earlier Circular the Convention of the COC of Fedns/Assns in the Department of Revenue was held at Chennai on 6.10.07. Officer Bearers of almost all constituent organizations participated in the massive Convention. The minutes of the Convention is enclosed. The paper presented in the Convention by this Association is also enclosed for circulation among members to create awareness on the issue. We have also emphasized in the Convention that the Government which vouches by the Socialistic principle should extend the same single window benefit to all small and medium scale manufacturers/service providers if the real intention is only to reduce the compliance cost of the trade as stated in their scheme for LTU. The future course of action decided in the Convention is as below:
1. Holding of Lunch Hour Demonstration on 30 November 2007 to oppose LTU and to extend support to the movement of Customs and Central Excise Gr. D and Ministerial officers for amendment/ notification of Recruitment Rules.
2. Holding of Conventions in all other Metro Cities as per convenience of the local (State) Revenue CoCs.
3. Signature campaign in support of Revenue CoC demands in December 2007 with an aim to collect minimum 50,000 signatures.
4. Half day walk-out on the next Union Budget Day (2008).

All of us are required to keep the above agenda in mind and conduct the programmes as per schedule.

Revision of the Charter of Demands of the COC

As decided in the COC Convention at Chennai, the following fresh points have been sponsored by AICEIA to the COC for consideration for inclusion in the revised Charter.
1. Grant recognition to all Associations in the CBEC that have complied with CCS(RSA) Rules.
2. Abolish Uniform in Central Excise and Service Tax and grant proper equipment and maintenance allowance for three sets of uniforms for personnel in Customs.
3. Abolish Control Rooms in Central Excise and Service Tax.
4. Declare duty list for each cadre in CBEC.
5. Constitute a machinery/mechanism to inter-change data pertaining to Indirect taxes and direct taxes at the level of Commissionerate level offices to enable broad based investigations to be set up.
6. Revive Inter-Commissionerate transfers.
7. Declare Broad guidelines for proper transfer policies to ensure transparency in administration.

The above points are in addition to the existing ones. Some of the issues involving the Customs have been omitted due to the platform being a combined one. Some departmental issues are also to be pursued separately by AICEIA.

Meeting of Office bearers of AICEIA at Chennai

On the sidelines of the Convention of the COC, the Office Bearers of the AICEIA met at Chennai on 6.10.07 morning and analysed the events subsequent to the CEC at Bangalore. The meeting took stock of the situation as had emerged subsequent to the CEC and approved of the decision to sponsor the LTU issue to the COC along with the issues related to revision of pay scales w.e.f 1.1.96. It was also decided to go along with the COC on common issues and that the agitations planned in the CEC held at Bangalore be re-scheduled after re-drawing the charter accordingly and fixing dates after the COC Convention’s decisions. The revised charter of demands and the schedule for AICEIA’s agitations will be circulated in the next circular after the COC charter is finalized.

Mobilize for the strike on 30.10.07

It is once again reiterated that the one-day token strike on 30.10.07 under the aegis of the Confederation of CG Employees and the Confederation of State Government Employees and PSUs pressing the charter of demands circulated vide our earlier circular has to be observed without fail. It needs no reiteration that not only this will be a self assessment of our organizational commitment as well as the commitment for our own rights, but also will be a yardstick for the administration to gauge our mood and strength. This will have a telling effect on our long pending demands including the recognition of this Association. Hence all Officer bearers are requested to mobilize massively in co-ordination with the local C-o-c of CG Employees and make the call a cent-per-cent success.
Fraternally yours,
Encls: 1) Minutes of COC Meeting
2) Paper presented by AICEIA
(R.Manimohan)
Secretary General

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