Monday, October 31, 2011

latest submission on the revision of ratio issue

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ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS’ ASSOCIATION
15/1 Strand Road, Custom House, M.S.Building, 7th floor, Kolkata-700001
(Affiliated to the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers)
Recognised by Ministry of Finance
[vide F.No.B.12017/1/2004-Ad.IV A dated 31.12.07 & 14.1.08]

President         :

Manoj K P
09446422618
Working President:
N. Venkitakrishnan
09840746290
Vice President (NZ):
Malkit Singh
Vice President (SZ):
 Reddy B P K
Vice President (WZ):
R.K.Meena
Vice President (EZ): Sanjay Singh
Vice President (CZ):
Samir K. Sinha

Secretary General: Kousik Roy

 09831007827

Asst. Secy. General:
Ajit K.G.
09826193027
Liaison Secretary:
Shibaji Ch. Nayak 09437090969
Organising Secretary:
Ajay Kumar Saini
09868029311
Jt. Secretary (NZ):
Aabhay Singh
Jt. Secretary (SZ):
C.G.Prabhu
Jt. Secretary (WZ):
Sanjay Sriniwasan
Jt. Secretary (EZ):
Rajashish Dutta
Jt. Secretary (CZ): H.K.Ghoshal

Address for Correspondence:
Block-‘B’ Flat No. 301 68, Shibpur Road, Shibpur, Mandirtala, Howrah-711102
Phone   : 03322420693           
Cell      : 09831007827    

 E.Mail:
manojmythree@hotmail.com
 Ref. No. AICIEA/CBEC/173/2011                                                            16.10.2011

To
         Ms. Praveen Mahajan, Member (P&V)
        Central Board of Excise & Customs,
        Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance,
        North Block, New Delhi.

Madam,
Sub:  amendments proposed in the Customs & Central Excise Group A                                               Services Recruitment Rules… comments regarding

                  Reference is invited to the amendments proposed in the Customs & Central Excise Group A Services Recruitment Rules proposed by the Board. We would like to express our following reservations/suggestions in this regard.
  1. The amendment proposes to revise the ratio of promotion to Grade VI of the service to 13:1:2. While welcoming the change, we wish to point out that unless the ratio is converted into a quota as in a post based roster, a drastic reduction in the representation of officers from the Central Excise stream would ensue, owing to the fact that a Central Excise promotee, in most cases retires within one to two years of induction in to the Group A service and the vacancies would be apportioned to other cadres also. Bringing in such a mechanism is imperative to give effect to the direction of the Apex Court that proportionate ‘representation’ for the three streams is to be ensured.
  2. The march over done by the Customs streams over the years due to the unfair advantage in ratio has created large scale disparities in the matter of promotion of Central Excise Officers vis-à-vis Customs. As a measure to bring in some sort of parity, at the time of implementation of cadre restructuring, the vacancies in the grade of Assistant Commissioners should be filled up by length of Service in Group B by relaxing the provisions of Rule 18, in exercise of the powers under Rule 34.
  3. The percentage of Direct Recruitment in Group ‘A’ should be reduced to 25% as in the case of Indian Postal Service in order to give more promotional opportunities from Group-‘B’ to Group ‘A’ cadre. It may please be recalled that during the 18th January 2011 meeting called by the Chairman for consulting with the Associations on Cadre Restructuring, on this particular demand it was assured that it would be considered separately by delinking from cadre restructuring. Though it was not included in the Draft RR, we hope that this issue will be resolved while finalising the RR s.
                              


ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS’ ASSOCIATION
15/1 Strand Road, Custom House, M.S.Building, 7th floor, Kolkata-700001
(Affiliated to the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers)
Recognised by Ministry of Finance
[vide F.No.B.12017/1/2004-Ad.IV A dated 31.12.07 & 14.1.08]

President         :

Manoj K P
09446422618
Working President:
N. Venkitakrishnan
09840746290
Vice President (NZ):
Malkit Singh
Vice President (SZ):
 Reddy B P K
Vice President (WZ):
R.K.Meena
Vice President (EZ): Sanjay Singh
Vice President (CZ):
Samir K. Sinha

Secretary General: Kousik Roy

 09831007827

Asst. Secy. General:
Ajit K.G.
09826193027
Liaison Secretary:
Shibaji Ch. Nayak 09437090969
Organising Secretary:
Ajay Kumar Saini
09868029311
Jt. Secretary (NZ):
Aabhay Singh
Jt. Secretary (SZ):
C.G.Prabhu
Jt. Secretary (WZ):
Sanjay Sriniwasan
Jt. Secretary (EZ):
Rajashish Dutta
Jt. Secretary (CZ): H.K.Ghoshal

Address for Correspondence:
Block-‘B’ Flat No. 301 68, Shibpur Road, Shibpur, Mandirtala, Howrah-711102
Phone   : 03322420693           
Cell      : 09831007827    

 E.Mail:
manojmythree@hotmail.com

  1.           The proposal to reduce the qualifying service for promotion to Group A to 2 years citing the DOPT circular dated 25.05.98 is detrimental to the cadre since it would only widen the disparity in promotion vis-à-vis the Appraisers. It may please be appreciated that the intent of the circular is only to fix the minimum service to move from one scale to another and it is not a fetter on the department to fix a realistic residency period taking into consideration various factors prevailing in the department.

5.        The Grade V service may be made a non-functional one without linking it to vacancies as is in the case of Grade IV and III and the vacancies in both the grades should be taken together for the purpose of promotion.
                                     Thanking you,                                                                  
                                                                                                    Yours faithfully

                                                                                KOUSIK ROY
                                                              SECRETARY GENERAL

·        Copy forwarded to Sri Jayant Mishra, Additional Director General (HRD) for information.
                                                                                
                                                                                KOUSIK ROY
                                                              SECRETARY GENERAL
                              

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