Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Latest Developments

Posted by Secretary General on 6:47 AM with No comments
 A meeting of the Associations was held on 29th November 2011 with the  JS  of DOP&T(Mr. Rajeev Kapoor). It was informed to the Associations that D.O.P&T would be taking its final decision on cadre restructuring very soon. It was understood  that D.O.P&T has some reservation on the  temporary approval of a section of the promotional posts .
D.O.P&T further informed the delegation that the stagnation of Inspector & Superintendent in Central Excise has already been pointed out and it was intimated that they are trying to find out a tangible solution to do away with this discrimination In CBEC and a meeting with CBEC and D.O.P&T is well expected within the next week. 



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Latest Developments

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The file dealing with Restructuring of CBEC is back in the DoP&T, and it is with the Secretary now. It is also learnt that the  Board has not made any significant changes in the original proposal, and even after 4 rounds of queries and corresponding responses and justifications, the proposal retains its original shape. The CBDT proposal has reportedly gone past DoP&T, and it is understood that both proposals will be presented before the Committee of Secretaries together sometime next month. Methods to do away with regional disparities while allocating posts arising out of cadre restructuring are also being devised by the DGHRD.

Since the Board’s communication lifting the ban on  ICT has thrown up some confusion, and has stipulated some avoidable preconditions, the AICEIA has written to the Chairman, Member(P&V), JS(Admin) requesting for clarifications/amendments in the same. The matter has further been taken up with senior officials of the Board concerned with the matter, and should get resolved soon. Our letter is appended below. 

On the stepping up issue of seniors drawing less pay than junior inspectors who joined the deptt. after 1.1.2006, CBEC has sent the draft clarification to be issued for the DoP&T’s concurrence, as required by Deptt. of Expenditure, to whom the original reference was made by the Board. We have pursued the issue vigourously all along, and continue to do so, and the file has now moved from the concerned Section upward, and it is expected that we will get the desired results within a fortnight.

On 25.11.2011, a March to Parliament was organised as part of the ongoing movement against the PFRDA Bill, with thousands of Central and State Govt. employees gathering at Delhi to make their collective voice heard against the said Bill. In response to the call made by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers to participate in the same, President and Asstt Secy. General of the AICEIA along with some of our members attended the protest at Delhi.

The AICEIA will be shortly taking up with the Board the issue of extending benefit of stepping up of pay to all senior inspectors who , having been promoted from the ministerial cadre, are drawing lesser pay than their juniors who have got the benefit of ACP/MACP, following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the SLP filed by the UOI in the case challenging the High Court of Punjab and Haryana’s verdict is under preparation, and suggestions may please be e-mailed to the Association at the earliest.

reservations on ICT circular

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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.      /2011                                                              Dated:  24.11.2011.

To
The Chairman
CBEC, North Block
New Delhi.

Sir,
                   Subject:  Lifting of ban on ICT.

                   Kind attention is invited to the letter F.No.A22015/23/2011-Ad.III.A dt.27.10.2011 lifting the ban on Inter Commissionerate Transfer which was in vogue since 19.2.2004.  The Association takes this opportunity to express our gratitude for reinstating the ICT as it goes a long way to ease the difficulties faced by our member who are away from their home.  However, in order to make the ICT more convenient and effective, it is requested that the following points may please be considered:

i)       The Board’s above letter 27.10.2011, says that any willing Group B, C employee and the erstwhile Gr.D employee may apply for transfer from the jurisdiction of one CCA to another CCA subject to availability of vacancy.   As the Group B officers include Gr.B Gazetted officers also, a clarification needs to be issued stating that only Gr.B non-gazetted officers are covered by the ICT, lest this may be erroneously interpreted in some corners for granting ICT to Superintendents and thereby adversely affecting the promotional avenues of the Inspectors of various zones. We also wish to point out that there is no provision for ICT in the Recruitment Rule for Superintendents similar to that available in other cadres having a DR element of appointment.
ii)        The para 2(v) of the letter says that the request for ICT should not be entertained till the officer appointed completes the proscribed probation period.   As, such a condition was not there in the Board’s letter F.No.A22015/19/2006-Ad.III.A dt.27.3.2009 under which the transfers have been allowed on the basis of employment of the spouse, it is requested that the same principle may be applied in the present case also and the condition of probation may not be insisted


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
in cases where transfers are allowed on spouse grounds. It may be recalled that a residency period was not prescribed in the circular dt. 20.05.1980 which laid down the comprehensive guidelines for ICT in CBEC.
iii)       The para 2(vii) of the letter says that the officers who are presently working on deputation basis should revert back to their parent Commissionerate and then apply fresh for ICT.  This creates avoidable difficulties for the members who are working at faraway places on deputation and does not appear to be fair when the Board allows the benefit of seniority based on the date of deputation to the category of officers who have been under deputation and subsequently absorbed between 19.2.2004 and 27.10.2011.  This Association therefore request you to suitably amend this portion of the para as under:

2(vii)   Officers who are presently working on deputation basis from their parent  Commissionerate to any other Commissionerate /Directorate and are willing to get absorbed on ICT will have to make fresh representations to both their CCAs without reverting to their parent Commissionerate, and after getting approval from both the CCAs, the seniority may be fixed under the new CCA on the basis of the date of order of the ICT.
 
2.  It is therefore requested that necessary modifications to the letter F.No.A22015/23/2011-Ad.III.A dt.27.10.2011 to the extent as mentioned above may be issued at the earliest to clear the doubts on the minds of officers.
Yours faithfully,


    (K.P.Manoj)
      President
Copy submitted to:
1.     The Member(P&V), CBEC, New Delhi.
2.     The Joint Secretary(Admn.), CBEC, New Delhi.

                                                                                          (K.P.Manoj)
      President

                                                                          

Friday, November 18, 2011

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           Central Government employees across the country ikely to join the historical parliament Rally on 25th of November 2011 against PFRDA bill. In response to this noble cause AICEIA decided to join this movement, members and leaders across the country requested to join the rally with full strength. Our All India President and Assistant Scretary General shall lead the rally.
         The file containing junior drawing more pay than seniors after the revision of Gradepay from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- is like ly to come back to Board's office within a short while, the office bearers would be persuing the issue while in Delhi. It has to be make clear that we have demanded an Extra increment for the people who have joined/ promoted before 01.01.2006 as Inspector, that is a reason for delay. The fixation of Rs. 17140/- that we can avail of  at any point of time, in fact, Govt. is bound to provide us minimum fixation of Rs. 17140/-, but if we continue to avoid the basic demand of providing another increment  to seniors then we may not raise this issue in future.
     
          

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL  GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.
A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan,Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027
Tel: 011-2510 5324:  Mobile: 98110 48303


Conf/ 22   /2011
Dated: 4.11.2011

Dear Comrade

                We invite your kind attention to the declaration adopted by the National Convention held at Mavalankar hall, New Delhi on 7th September, 2011 in which delegates of all Central Trade Unions and Federations participated.  (Copy appended hereunder for ready reference.)  As you are aware, despite the protest and resistance movement organised by the working class, the UPA II Govt. had continued with the neo liberal policies unabated.  The prices of all commodities especially the food articles had been constantly increasing and the Oil companies were permitted to increase the price of petroleum prices often.  During its regime, the Govt. permitted the Oil companies to raise the prices of Petrol sixteen times and the Prime Minister has now threatened that his Govt. would soon take the decision to deregulate the administrative price mechanism in respect of cooking gas, kerosene  and diesel very soon. For him the inclusive growth is only a phrase to be used to garner votes.  In so far as the government  employees are concerned, the next session of the Parliament would be crucial in as much as the Govt. Is bent upon enacting the PFRDA Bill to ensure the privatisation of Pension funds. 
                Even though the struggles against the Neo liberal policies were launched initially by the Left Trade Union and Left parties,  the experience of the workers in the last ten years has compelled all Trade Unions to be part and parcel of the struggle against these policies.  Whereas INTUC became the partners in the common struggles last year, the BMS has decided to join the common platform now.  The Delhi Convention of 7thSeptember, 2011 has called upon the workers to organise a Jail Bharo agitation on 8th November,2011.  We do appreciate the constraints of the Government employees to court arrest.  But that should not deter us from ensuring the active participation of our rank and file members in this historic struggle.  The State Committees and affiliates must make all efforts to enlist participation of  large number of our members  in the rally on 8th November, 2011 at all places.
                With greetings,
Yours fraternally, 
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General 
DECLARATION

The National Convention of Workers being held on 7th September 2011 at Mavalanker Hall, New Delhi noted with serious concern that despite several rounds of all in united protests by the entire trade union movement of the country, the Govt has remained totally unresponsive to major concerns of the working people.
Practically no step has been taken by the Govt to address the basic demands of the workers being pressed through joint memorandum by the Central Trade Unions to honourable Prime Minister and the Lok Sabha Speaker and various other joint countrywide programmes.
Rather, aggressive moves are being taken to further aggravate the rise in prices through frequent hike in prices of petrol, diesel, LPG and kerosene. Disinvestment of shares of Public Sector Units is being actively pushed through by the Govt to facilitate phased privatisation of the highly profit-making PSUs. Existing labour rights including right to form union and to social security and pension are being sought to be curbed through various legislative and administrative moves. Mass scale contractorisation of the regular work is continuing in all the workplaces including in PSUs and Govt. establishments. Contract workers are not being paid in most of the places even the statutory minimum wages which is very low to meet the basic requirements for a human living .
The National Convention also expresses its serious concern over the flaring up of rampant corruption all around and huge black-money-generation in the economy and seeks to draw the attention of the Govt to the widespread popular discontent and disgust over the issue of corruption demanding concrete legislative and administrative measures and change in the economic policy regime to eradicate and prevent corruption and bring back the black money stashed abroad.
The National Convention calls upon the working people of the country to further widen the unity achieved through united struggle and launch united protest against the unresponsive approach of the Govt through intensified countrywide struggles.
While reiterating the five point demands formulated jointly by the Central Trade Unions and Federations for
1) Concrete measures to contain price rise,
2) Concrete measures for linkage of employment protection with the concession/incentive package offered to the entrepreneurs,
3) Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws,
4) Universal social security cover for the unorganized sector workers without any restriction and creation of a National Social Security Fund with adequate resources in line with the recommendation of NCEUS and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour and
5) Stoppage of disinvestment in central and state PSUs.
The National Convention of Workers also demands immediate action by the Govt of India to ensure:
• No Contractorisation of work of permanent/perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry/ establishment
• Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs 10,000/-. • Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund; Increase the quantum of gratuity.
• Assured Pension for all
• Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Conventions nos 87 and 98
To press the above demands and to prepare for higher level of united action, the National Convention decides to hold Countrywide multiple forms of action such as SATYAGRAHA/JAIL BHARO, MASS SQUATTING etc. in all the state capitals and industrial centres on 8th NOVEMBER 2011.
The National Convention also calls upon all the trade unions and workers and employees in general irrespective of affiliations to hold statewise and industrywise conventions to make the above programme a total success and prepare for countrywide General Strike as early as possible in the next phase

Tuesday, November 1, 2011