Tuesday, January 22, 2008

OPEN INVITATION

Posted by Secretary General on 6:08 PM with No comments
AN INVITATION TO ALL COMRADES
Dt- 22.01.08
Dear Comrades,

I take this opportunity to address you through this open circular.

Let us all pray that the New Year brings the best for all of us.

This year the 6th CPC is scheduled to give its recommendations and serious negotiations are on the cards. It is a crucial period considering the Government’s proclaimed anti-Government staff attitude. A series of measures are being envisaged by the Government to curtail the existing benefits of the Government employees whether in the matter of pay revision, pension scheme, the existing medical facilities, or continuance of the services itself as such.

The issues specifically concerning our department and cadre as such are: the cadre review now under process, the introduction of LTU and its effects on the working of the department, the impending implementation of GST and the necessity to gear up to face its onslaught, etc.

These issues are all elaborately discussed in our earlier circulars. All those materials are made available in our Association’s blog : aiceia.blogspot.com

In the light of the above, the requirement for the cadre to be organised and united needs no emphasis. Towards this goal, this Association has been consistently working at various levels, along with similarly placed Service Associations in the Department of Revenue as well as in the other Departments of the Central Government. In fighting against the new Pension Scheme, which is nothing but putting our pension benefits at the mercy of the stock markets, we have joined hands even with the Service Associations of the State Governments.

During the above experiences, we have come across comments from the Association representatives of other Central Government departments in certain places that the Staff of Central Excise do not participate in the programmes. This invariably gives a very negative impression about our department and cadres to the other Government employees, let alone the general public. These impressions are definitely not going to help us achieve our legitimate demands from the hands of the Government.

Some units of the erstwhile AIFCEEO (which had been renamed as AICEIA due to the requirement of the CCS(RSA) Rules) had taken a stand of wait and watch in as much as they were not sure as to how many of the cadre supported this Association. However, now that issue has been settled with the recognition granted to this Association by the Government. The copy of the letter of recognition and amendment are enclosed for ready reference.

Hence we hereby appeal through this Open Circular to all the units of the erstwhile AIFCEEO to consider the above position and join hands to restore the unity of the cadre and strengthen this Association so that entire cadre is benefited.

The Central Executive Committee meeting of AICEIA is scheduled to meet at Calicut (Kozhikode), Kerala on 8th of February, 2008. The copy of the notice of the said meeting also is enclosed. Whether to join this Association or as observers atleast, all Units are requested to kindly make it convenient to send delegates/Office Bearers for the meeting.

We sincerely hope that we will be able to make up for the Organisational weakness suffered by our Cadre for the past several years and meaningfully proceed on matters concerning the cadre and department.

I request the recipients of this Circular to kindly circulate it widely so that it reaches every once concerned, even if due to non availability of the current addresses I could not reach out to them directly. It is requested that this may kindly be taken as a personal invitation on behalf of the Cadre.

Once again hoping that representatives from all over India will meet at the CEC on 8.2.08 and take important decisions and implement them in a decisive manner.


Encl : Recognition letters and notice for CEC.

Fraternally yours,

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(R. Manimohan)
Secretary General.

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