Friday, July 30, 2010

AICEIA MET REVENUE SECRETARY AND CHAIRMAN ON29.07.2010

Posted by Secretary General on 8:13 AM with 32 comments
Before reaching to Indore we stopped at New Delhi for a couple of days; these two days emerged as one of our many productive days. On 29th July 2010 at 2.15 P.M. ,met Chairman C.B.E.C. the agenda for discussion is placed underneath:
· Kolkata High Court case and role to be played by the Board
· Restructuring and the Inspectors future
· Fixation of revised pay in the 7450/- pay scale
· MACP for promote officers
Intimated him that we are going to meet Revenue Secretary in the evening at 6.00 to narrate the RTI findings collected and permeated by Pune Genl. Secy.
The discussions held will be intimated to all the delegates of Indore CEC.
In the Evening we met Revenue Secretary Sri Sunil Mitra, at 6.00 ‘o’ clock; initially we were allowed for five ( 5) minutes, but as soon as we have started narrating
· stagnation of the cadre and
· notional fixation
We got good response from Revenue Secretary and the meeting continued for nearly half an hour; we have submitted the findings of the RTI reply on our claim for notional fixation from 01.01.1996 and requested RS to take some personal initiative to resolve this long pending issue. During discussion we repeatedly mentioned that Department of revenue always felt that it is a right demand from our side but this is only department of expenditure who is denying the justice to this most deprived servants of Govt of India.
The most appreciable part of this meeting is the role of Sri Abhay Singh Shekhawat,Joint Secy (North), who rushed to Delhi receiving a single call from S.G. and not only accompanied S.G. but also participated in the discussion with Chairman and with Revenue Secretary. General Secretary Delhi Circle was also present in the delegation which met Chairman.
Possibly it is known to you all that the Kolkata High Court Case is coming up today once again, unfortunately today also our case listed at point no. 8 in the appellate side, let us hope for the best. All the CEC members through out the country are once again requested to come to Indore CEC meeting positively as this is going to be one of the crucial CEC meeting before Convention, restructuring.
Thanking you all
AICEIA

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Change of Venue for CEC INDORE

Posted by Secretary General on 3:28 PM with 7 comments
Comrades,
Owing to some unavoidable circumstances, we are compelled to change the VENUE of CEC Meeting to new place, details of which are as under :-

OMNI RESIDENCY,
NEAR BOMBAY HOSPITAL,
RING ROAD.
INDORE (M.P.)


Delegates who are coming via BHOPAL are advised to come ( from BHOPAL to INDORE) by Road, preferrably by TAXI (INDICA) as it takes 3 to 4 hrs to reach from BHOPAL to INDORE. Further, the NEW VENUE is also on way while entering the INDORE City.

inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

Comradely yours,

VINOD SHARMA
VP
CENTRAL INDIA CIRCLE

Friday, July 23, 2010

Recent Communication with the Board

Posted by Secretary General on 4:25 PM with 11 comments

Today we have submitted a letter to Chairman CBEC , wherein we have requested CBEC's intervention for an early date of hearing. it is narrated that interim stay ordered by the Honourable High Court of Calcutta in WPCT 261/2008. The continuance of this stay order is causing deep resentment and frustration among the cadres, especially so because most of the people standing in line for promotion have put in more than 20 years of service in the cadre. The fact that promotions has already been issued with effect from 01.07.2010 to other cadres has compounded the agony. I would also like to highlight the cases of some of our members, due for promotion in this calendar DPC and due to retire in this month and the coming months are going to loose out permanently in their pension as they are not beneficiaries of ACP/MACP.

The gross delay in filing reply in the case has resulted in the slapping of the stay order by the Court in March 2010. Now, though the reply is filed, the case is getting postponed hearing after hearing without any hope of respite in the near future.

Hence we requested C.B.E.C to take the following immediate actions.

1. In the unfortunate event of delay in vacation of the stay order beyond the month of July 2010, we would like to request your good-self to approach the Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court for an early date and save the cadre from further harassment.

2. If necessary, action may kindly be initiated to move the Apex Court for vacation of the stay order.

3. Direct all cadre controlling authorities to conduct the DPCs and keep the panel ready for issuance of promotion order immediately on vacation of the stay.

4. Declare that in respect of vacancies that existed as on 01.07.2010, the promotions shall be given effect from that day, irrespective of the actual date of promotion.

5. In any occasion if the stay order continues beyond the month of July 2010, direct all cadre controlling authorities to give notional promotion to all officers who would have figured in the panel has the DPC been held in time but had retired in the month of July or subsequently, so that their pension would be fixed on the basis of the revised pay.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Invitation from Indore

Posted by Secretary General on 9:18 PM with 9 comments

ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS’ ASSOCIATION

BHOPAL CIRCLE ( CENTRAL INDIA)

Comprising Central Excise Commissionerates Bhopal (M.P.), Indore (M.P.),

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and Nagpur (Maharashtra)]

(Affiliated to the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers)

Recognized by Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India

[vide F.No. B.12017/1/2004-Ad.IV A dated 31.12.07 & 14.01.08]

Address for Correspondence: MIG II - 224, HUDCO, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh 490 009

President: Amitabh Vijayavargiya Secretary: Ajit Kumar K G

Cell No. 094254 28000 Cell No. 098261 93027

Email: vijayavargiya@gmail.com Email : ajitbhilai@rediffmail.com

Working President

Rajesh Barman

094253 73344

Vice Presidents

Vinod Sharma

098263 70922

vin_sha@rediffmail.com

Thomas Xavier

094252 61046

tmsxvr@gmail.com

Joint Secretaries

Mahesh Muchrikar

098935 87175

Suresh Nair

098260 36780

Treasurers

Ashish Biswas (Rpr)

098269 60962

Umesh Bhilware

Anil Bokre

Executive Committee Members

Sandeep Panwalkar

098264 54790

Shailesh Mehta

094250 39359

Santosh Singh

094255 19217

Sanjeeva Mankapure

094242 14472

Manish Thakur

098932 53152

Diljeet Wadhawan

098263 56017

C.No:AICEIA/BPL-Circle/2010/CEC Dated 15.04.2010

To

Presidents/Circle Secretaries of Branches/Circles

Members Central Executive Committee AICEIA

Dear friends

Subject : Invitation from AICEIA, Central India Circle

All India Inspectors’ Association Central India Circle is privileged for having been provided the opportunity to host Central Executive Committee meeting of the All India Association at Indore on 31st July 2010 and 1st August 2010, the circular for which has already been issued by the Secretary General on June 28, 2010.

As the host unit it is our pleasure to invite you to the Central Executive Committee meeting of the AICEIA at Indore on 31st July 2010 & 1st August 2010.

Matters of paramount importance – stagnation, regional disparities in promotions, consideration of base-cadre seniority for promotion to Group A posts ,the prolonged uncertainty as regards cadre-restructuring, grant of Rs 5400/- GP to Inspectors who have completed 4 years after getting ACP, grant of ACP to all Inspectors (whether promotees or DR) after 10 years of service as Inspector, notional fixation of pay in the scale of Rs6500 – 10,000/- wef 01.01.2006, and a host of other such issues confront the cadre today. In our role as the unit hosting this meet at this crucial juncture, we hope to see impassioned discussions and brainstorming sessions bringing forth radical ideas that would, in due course of time, prove this CEC to be important milestone in the AICEIA’s journey,

The boarding and lodging for the night of 30th July 2010 & for the night intervening 31st July 2010 and 1st August 2010 have been made at Sangam Palace, Near Rajiv Gandhi Statue Circle, Choithram Hospital Chouraha, A B road, Indore-the venue for the meet. The arrangements other than the above will be made on your specific request. We assure you we have a dedicated team who shall make your stay as comfortable as possible.

S/Shri Vinod Sharma, (09826370922), Suresh Nair (09826036780) and Sandip Panwalkar (09826454790), stationed at Indore, who are heading the Reception Committee may please be contacted for further queries, if any.

We at Indore look forward to see & hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely

(Amitabh Vijayavargiya)

President

About the Venue: The city of Indore

Indore, a bustling and vibrant city on the southern end of the large Malwa plateau in Central India, is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh. Sometimes referred to as ‘Mini Mumbai’, this modern day commercial hub was once the seat of the Holkar dynasty, and owes its name to the eighteenth century Indreshwar temple. The Holkar palace
(Rajwada), a seven storied grand building of which only the façade now remains was built over two centuries in a fusion of Maratha, Mughal and French styles. It is located in the city’s main square near Chhatri Baug where Chhatries(cenotaphs) erected in memory of the erstwhile Holkar rulers are outstanding examples of Maratha Architecture and sculpture.

The city of Indore is a gourmet’s delight too - for the variety of savouries (Namkeen), delectable sweets and other mouth-watering fare that it offers.

  • City of Indore is mainly known from its variety of food & other edibles, like Namkeen, Sweets , etc.,
  • City of Indore is also known as Mini- Mumbai & is the Commercial Capital of M.P.
  • Weather during July & August is very pleasant & temperature is around 22 -28 degrees C.
  • City is located in the middle of Temple City of Ujjain & Onkareshwar.
  • Railway connectivity of the City to other parts of the Country is not up to the mark, being off track from the main railway tracks of India.
  • City is 180 kms ( 4 hrs journey ) away from Bhopal & 60 kms ( 1 hr journey) from Ujjain.
  • The approximate distance of the venue

Bus stand - 5 kms

Railway Station- 5 kms

Airport – 10 kms

Copy for information to :

1. The Secretary General, AICEIA , Circle Executive Members, Branch Secretaries of All Branch units of AICEIA, Central India Circle, ( Bhopal Zone).

2. S/Sh., Rajesh Barman Working President, Vinod Sharma & Thomas Xavier, Vice Presidents, Ajit Kumar K G, Secretary, Suresh Nair & Mahesh Muchrikar, Joint Secretaries, Ashish Biswas & Umesh Bhilware, Treasurers , Sandip Panwalkar, Shailesh Mehta, Vikas Gupta, Executive Members, Central India Circle.

3.. Notice Board

President

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Central Government has announced that there is no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Central Government Employees.


There is a good move by the Government to their employees that the restriction of ceiling for the compensatin of Rs.20 lakhs(each individual) is removed.


No.45/7/2008-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
******


3rd, Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-II0 003
Dated the 12thJuly, 2010



OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Implementation of the Government's decision on the recommendation of the Sixth CPC-Revision of provisions regulating special benefits in the cases of Death and Disability in service - payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of central Govt.employees - modification - regarding -



The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department's Office Memorandum of even number dated 16thMarch, 2009, it was provided that ex-gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Government servants including from sundry Government sources, such as the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, Chief Minister's Relief Fund, etc. should not exceed the aggregate of Rs. 20 lakhs in each individual case. Para 12 of Annexe to this Department's OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September, 1998 was modified to that extent.



2. The matter has been further reviewed and it has now been decided that there will be noceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation in terms of Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare's OM No. OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11thSeptember, 1998 read with OM NO.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2nd September, 2008 and OM No.45/7/2008-P&PW (F) dated 16th March, 2009.

3. The above revised provision will be effective from 1.1.2006.



4. All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 11th September, 1998 shall remain unchanged.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure U.O. No. 361/EV/2010 dated 4th June, 2010

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.



(Tripti P Ghosh)
Director(PP)



Office Memorandum

Friday, July 9, 2010

News

Posted by Secretary General on 5:57 PM with 14 comments
The bench of Honourable High Court of Calcutta that heard WPCT No. 261/2008 earlier could not hear it today for lack of time. It is expected that the case would come up in the next week.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

FLASH NEWS

Posted by Secretary General on 10:06 AM with 16 comments
The bench of Honourable High Court of Calcutta that heard WPCT No. 261/2008 earlier would sit tomorrow, the 9th of July, at 2 PM and this case is listed as item no. 11.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

UPDATE

Posted by Secretary General on 9:55 PM with 16 comments

A meeting of the President, Secretary General, Assistant Secretary General, and Liaison Secretary was held on 02.07.2010 at Chennai. The Working President couldn’t attend due to domestic pressures. Vice President (SZ), Joint Secretary (SZ) and President, Chennai attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the status of various issues and deliberated on the action to be taken.

The meeting discussed the difficulty caused to the members at large due to the stay on promotions to the cadre of Superintendent of Central Excise and to that of Assistant Commissioner in terms of the order of the Honourable High Court of Calcutta. The stay order was issued in the month of March and every one expected that the stay would be vacated well in time to issue the promotion orders after the calendar DPC. But the delay occurred in collecting and collating data for finalizing the counter affidavit of the department delayed the matter. Subsequent to the filing of the Counter Affidavit, the petitioners were granted time to file their rejoinder. There is yet another reason that is delaying the matter further – the non constitution of division bench in the Honourable Court. It is expected that all processes would be completed and the case would be listed shortly.

Yet, there could be two contingencies which may require action on our part. One is that the case is not being listed even after the constitution of the Division Bench and the other is the non vacation of the stay order after hearing. We are of the view that in such a scenario, the Association or some affected individual, next in line for promotion, would have to implead in the case for a limited purpose of modifying the order so as to permit the Department to issue promotion orders on an ad hoc basis, subject to the final out come of the petition. In this regard we make it crystal clear that the association is in no way contesting or defending the relief prayed for by the petitioners before the Court, rather we are of the firm belief that whatever is provided by the Constitution of India and other laws for the up-liftment of our unfortunate brethren should be extended to them in letter and spirit. At the same time the association also has to strike a balance vis-à-vis the interests of the members at large, some of them who has not been benefited by ACP/MACP may retire in this month or next, loosing their promotion between the cup and the lip, there by loosing on their pension for the rest of their life. In these circumstances, it was decided that we would implead in the case in the event the petition is not getting listed even after a week from the constitution of the Division Bench or if the stay order is not modified even after hearing.

The meeting considered the apprehension expressed by various corners regarding the ongoing restructuring exercise and the opinions that the restructuring should be rejected in toto. It was decided that the Association should not be party to any move to derail the process. Our role now would be to ensure that the commitments given by the authorities in our discussion with them are not diluted in any stage before the implementation. Simultaneously, we should avail all opportunities to bargain for more and to get the ratio between excise & customs revised.

The meeting placed on record their appreciation to Com. Sanjay Srinivasan, Secretary, AICEIA Pune Circle for having obtained valuable information on grant of notional fixation of pay to other ministries which is relevant to our case. The issue would be addressed afresh utilizing these inputs.

Before signing off, I wish to express my strong reservations on some of the comments placed in the blog. The facility to place comments was given as a measure to receive constructive criticism, opinions, feed back from members and also as an indicator of the highest democratic values cherished by this organization. Most of the other service organizations do not offer this facility. We know very well that many of the comments are from non members – not only of the association, but also of the cadre. But we have always felt that the person penning the comment have some interest in this cadre. Of late, some of the comments are on the borderline of vulgarity, which place the entire cadre in bad light. This site is viewed by large number of non-members. Don’t be under the impression that the leadership of the association would be annoyed and demoralized with such comments. We have sufficient resilience to see through these comments. If you want the satisfaction of using foul language, please do that by emails to our mail IDs and spare the exhibition of filth in public. I request everyone to maintain decorum and dignity while commenting on the blog; lest, we would be constrained to disband the facility.

ARUN ZACHARIAH.P

PRESIDENT, AICEIA.