Tuesday, December 8, 2009

UPDATE - 08.12.2009

Posted by Secretary General on 3:21 PM with 20 comments
Comrades,

Many members are asking an update on the restructuring and on the future course of action. Due to time constraints, I am unable to give a detailed report. We would be issuing a detailed circular shortly for discussion in Circles so that further deliberations can be made in the upcoming CEC meeting. These are the highlights of the Committee Report.

High Powered Committee.

Proposed to create All India Central Indirect Taxes Service with the following Hierarchical Structure.

Central Indirect Taxes Officer – (CITO)19670 posts by merging Inspector CE & PO
Senior Central Indirect Taxes Officer – (SCITO) 11805 posts by merging Superintendent CE & Preventive
Senior Superintendent (Indirect Taxes) – (SS) 1400 posts – JTS with GP Rs. 5400/- in PB –3 and STS after 4 years regular service in JTS with GP Rs. 6600/-

SS would be heading Audit Teams and represent the Department before Commissioner (Appeals)/ (Adjn)

Officers promoted as SS would retain their Seniority in Group B level for promotion into IRS cadre as AC.

Inspector CE & PO to be merged and inter se seniority as per DOPT guidelines and Baradwaj Committee Report.

Transfer liability outside the zone of recruitment/ promotion would arise only at the time of promotion as SCITO with facility to return to parent zone on FIFO basis.

Superintendent CE & Prev. to be merged and promotion to SS from the combined cadre of SCITO.

To bring zonal parity, Inspector CE/PO senior in that grade to the last promoted Superintendent (CE or P) shall be re-designated as Superintendent.

Study Group II for restructuring of Integrated Commissionerate & LTU.

Creation of Principal Zones in 5 regions headed by Principal CC.

Creation of 10 more integrated Commissionerates.

Creation of 68 more Division

Creation of 290 more Ranges

Redesignating Superintendent with 25 years of service and receiving 2nd ACP as Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

Increase in posts consequent to the above proposals.

Commissioner – 30
ADC/JC - 79
DC/AC - 360
Superintendent - 1555
Inspector - 4565


Study Group I for restructuring of exclusive Commissionerates.

Creation of 17 additional Exclusive Service Tax Commissionerate

Three Chief Commissioners for ST

More Commissioner (Appeals)

Increase in posts consequent to the above proposals.

CC - 3
Commissioner – 31
ADC/JC - 63
DC/AC - 133
Superintendent - 1819
Inspector - 1879


In Central Excise reduction of 2 Commissionerates proposed.

OTHER MATTERS

The meeting w.r.t 01.01.1996 fixation said to have been held is with the Superintendent Association. However our SG had some informal meetings during his visit to Delhi between 03-05.12.2009

The GP 5400 for ACP Inspectors has been referred to DOPT. The case instituted in Cochin CAT may be taken up for hearing in early 2010.

We would be visiting Delhi on 15th and some discussions are slated. We would give an update later.


ARUN ZACHARIAH.P
PRESIDENT
AICEIA

20 comments:

Balaji said...

Thank you office bearers for the updates. Recommendations of the HPC seems to be half cooked. Best part is re-designating all insprs senior to junior most supt, as supt. Worst part is SS would retain their seniority for promotion to IRS. Why the report is silent about Examiners cadre recruited under the same process of recruitment is not also clear. Other two committee reports appear to be self centered.

ASWAL said...

What is DOPT guidelines and what is the authenticity of Baradwaj(Fraud) Committee Report?
Whether association accpeted this fraud Baradwaj committee report or not?
If yes than only in one case only,i.e., "beggars are not choosers".

Vikas said...

Thanks for the update. Well, I don't see any reason to be so critical of this proposal. In fact, I feel we must accept whatever is being offered and then haggle for more instead of refusing what we are getting right now in the hope of getting a better deal in future.
Vikas Asthana

n s dev said...

Hi

the concept of dy asst commnr has to be nipped in the bud. i understand that the file for granting NFSG in PB3 5400 to supdts is veiwed favourably by anomalies committee. Therefore, promoting supdt in 5400 as Sr Supdt (or whatever nomenclature) is infructuous. Rightly they have to be promoted to 6600 GP. Next is retaining these posts in a seperate service will not mitigate the stagnation at Inspr level. So the new post at 6600 level should have promotional avenues to JC level

N S Dev

ASWAL said...

Dear Vikas i reproduced a fact only.Our cadre has a history of lost WARS in leiu of a battle win.
Dear dev ur view has in line with Supreme court's order.But in our department, "court proposes IRS disposes" is a hardcore principle.
The 80% vacancy of joint
commissioner level should be linked with STS grade of Senior superintendent in case of new structure,i.e., GST and only 20% should come from Gr A direct.

P.Vigneshwar Raju said...

THANK YOU COMRADE FOR THE UPDATE
NOW AT LEAST THE DEBATE STARTED
WE WILL TAKE THIS DEBATE TO A LOGICAL END AND ACHIEVE OUR GOAL.

THIS IS THE TIME FOR UNITY

vengat said...

dear comrades
i feel the recommenation of bringing all india parity and partial alleiviation of stagnation by merging and granting promotion to the last comparable person promoted will bring more unity among our cadre. otherwise, we get split on regional disparity between worst staggered and fast track zones. this will be of addressing the concerns of worst suffering comrades in Mumbai and Indore cadre control zones.

it is good to accept first whatever we may get and then fight for the rest. if you recall, we have refused to accept when the 6500 and 7500 scale was offered in 1998. the supdt cadre refused, seeking 8000 scale. we lost 6 years because of that false step.

vengatraman. trichy

sreenu.vemp said...

I agree with what vengat says. As far as my knowledge goes the by bringing All India Parity all Inspectors upto 1995 batch will get promoted. The 1995 batch of Preventive Officers of Vizag Custom House,have already become Supdts one year back(ie in 2008).

SUDHIR said...

I agree with Vengat. But we do not know the stand of our association in the matter. Whether the recommendations will be implemented intoto? Whether any time frame has been fixed for its implementation?

archie said...

Can someone inform the last person promoted under the open category. Are Vizag PO's the luckiest ones in India.

narayan said...

Right. First whatever is coming in our way, we should accept. Promotion parity across all over India is must. High power committee report is good. We should accept it. For rest of the thing we can fight later on.

Vikas said...

From the responses so far (although pretty lukewarm) I perceive a convergence on the view of accepting the offer being made right now and continue fight for the outstanding issues. Neverthless, what is the official position of the Association on the issue and is there any timeframe for implementation of these proposals. Will the SG speak?

Vikas Asthana

B.P.K.REDDY said...

1. 1400 SS posts newly created or a certain percentage of SCITOs being upgraded as SSs. If this is so, we should oppose.
2. Why to merge only Inspector CE and PO why not merge Inspector CE, PO and Examiners and Superintendent CE, Superintendent Customs and Appraisers. Why this special treatement to Examiners and Appraisers. Are they holy cows, special club of officers or they are so sacrosanct that they should not be touched even with a barge pole. Merge all cadres in CBEC.
3. SS should be granted IRS and they should be allowed promotional avenues as a percentage upto JC/ADC.
4. Why not GP Rs. 6600/- in PB 3 straightaway to SS instead of first Rs. 5400/- and after four years RS. 6600/-.
5. What is the use of JTS and STS if their seniority is retained in Group B level for promotion into IRS cadre.
6. NFSG with GP of Rs. 5400/- should be given to CITOs.
7. After redesignation as CITOs, Uniform and Control Room duties should be abolished. PROTOCOL duties should stripped of. It is a shame, though Protocol duties are not part of Charter of duties of Inspectors, we continue to do protocol duties to these colonial masters.
8. Why SS should head only audit teams and represent the Dept. before Commissioner (Appeals/Adjn.He should be allowed to head Divisions also and CE ACT and Finance Act, 1994 and the Rules made thereunder should be amended till new Act and Rules are framed after introduction of GST.
9. Has the HPC considered the implicatins of introduction of GST as far as work burden, addition of more assessees and additional posts is concerned.
B.P.K.REDDY, Hyderabad

B.P.K.REDDY said...

10. HPC recommendatins seems to be by the IRS, of the IRS and for the IRS.
11. A four years AC is likely to become JC/ADC if not Commisisoner, whereas Inspector of 93 or 94 batch may at the most become SCITS (Superintendent) after putting in a service of 17 years of service in Inspector cadre. What a tragedy and comedy!
12. Board should consider reclassification of CCAs after HPC recommendations are implemented and GST is introduced.
13. Move to bring All India promotion parity is welcome.
14. What is meant by integrated Commissinerates?.
15. LTUs in these changed scenarios should be abolished. These LTUs are nothing but introduction of downsizing of work force and outsourcing of work through back door.

16. And ofcourse we may have to rename our Association.

B.P.K.REDDY, Hyderabad




































































































B.P.K.REDDY, Hyderabad

SUDHIR said...

We all must accept the offer that is coming our way and then fight for other issues as suggested by comrade Reddy. Non acceptance at this stage will give to the board another chance to buy more time in the guise of forming another High Power Committee to further delay the things as we all know the fate of the Bhardwaj committee report. The association is requested to take cognisance of the treatment meted out to us in the past and then take an official stand on it.

ASWAL said...

There is no question of give & take policy. The main question is the integrity of High Power Committee which is always manned by IC&CES but this time one difference that HPC was womanned. We have never representaion in such HPCs and always awaken up by these shock waves.The constitution and discussion of agenda part of these HPCs never takes place on the earth and perhaps same was done in the moon or sun. These HPCs whenever posed a pink picture for us but actually we get a pale one.Beware for some coins as a tip,while we are loosing treasure for our future generations.We should evaluate the situation whether get a sweet pill for a temporary relief or a quinine pill for the betterment of cadre.

rajan said...

M.K.Rajan said

Thanks for the update. Well, I don't see any reason to be so critical of this proposal. In fact, I feel we must accept whatever is being offered and then haggle for more instead of refusing what we are getting right now in the hope of getting a better deal in future. In the meantime the proposal of redesignating superintendents as Dy. A.C. with 25 years of service should be made applicable to all inspectors/supdts. completed 25 years of service.
M.K.Rajan

Bhagwan Singh said...

HPC REPORT IS NOTHING MORE THAN A CONSPIRACY REPORT. CONSPIRACY TO KEEP THE DR INSPECTORS/ SUPDTS OUT OF IRS ( C& CE) CADRE. IT HAS NOTHING MORE THAN AN EFFORT TO DILUTE THE ORIGINAL DOPM PROPOSAL FOR CREATION OF POSTS OF AC/DCS WITHIN THE PROPOSED SERVICE TO BE CREATED. THE PROPOSAL FOR CREATION OF POSTS OF SS ( JTS/STS LEVEL) IS JUST A PLOY TO KEEP DR INSPECTORS OUT OF IRS. THE ONLY REASON TO APPOINT HPC SEEMED TO PUT SOME AUTHENTIC COVER ON THE SAID CONSPIRACY. DOES DOPM FUNCTIONING IN THE BOARD MAKES PROPOSALS WITHOUT PROPER STUDY/THINKING? IF NOT SO, THEN WHY THIS COMMITTEE WAS NEEDED.

HOWEVER, THE DECISION WHETHER TO ACCEPT THE LITTLE BIT OF BENEFIT PROPOSED BY THE HPC IS TO BE AVAILED OR NOT, SHOULD BE TAKEN AFTER CONSIDERATION OF ALL PROS AND CONS. A BIRD IN HAND IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN TWO IN THE BUSH.

INDIA IS A COUNTRY WHERE THE IDEALS OF EQUALITY & JUSTICE ARE ENSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUION, BUT CAN SELDOM BE SEEN IN PRACTICAL DAY TO DAY LIFE.

GOD SAVE THIS COUNTRY

JAI HIND

om krishna said...

very happy new year to all the members.
my query is about the high powered committee report in which the two caders of inspectors out of three has been discussed and similarly superintendents preventive and c. Ex. are got place in discussion. what about the third one ie. inspector examiner and appraisers of the same department, who are ranked at par.
may I request you to kindly publish informations regarding these two in the report submitted by the HIGH POWERED COMMITTEE.
THANKS.

nagendra mohan said...

Rightly said Mr. B. P. K. Reddy, I fully agree with your views. I think we are not independent and have no right for our developement being the subordinates and opressed class under the hands of these colonial governers. I have no shame in saying that we are still the slaves of the past and have no right for our progress in this independent country with the statutes "RIGHT OF EQUALITY FOR ALL" or to say "SARVA DHARMA SAMABHAVA".

with regards,

N. M. Joshi
Superintendent
C. Ex., Meerut