Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Posted by Secretary General on 3/27/2012 07:44:00 PM with 2 comments

JAC leaders met the Member (P&V) at her chamber as scheduled.  Meeting took place in a very serious atmosphere with a 14-member delegation of JAC on one side and a 7-member official side including DGHRD and Director.  Madam admitted problems with the DOPT in approving the CR proposals in the present form.  The JAC insisted for the status and shape of the present proposals and also the feedback for the memorandum submitted on 25.1.2011.   Our Association represented by the President and the SG reiterated our demands for at least three functional promotions up to JC level and actions to remove regional disparity by creating all-India seniority for Inspectors.  After heated and prolonged discussions, the Member borrowed more time to revert back to us.  We have set a deadline of 2nd week of April in writing.  A communication on the same lines was sent to the Hon’ble FM with a copy to Secretary, DOPT. 
Other issues taken up during the visit:
1.       Ratio to the promotion to Gr.A level:
 The application filed by the Board to review the retrospective effect for the new ratio for promotions to the grade of Gr.A officers, is coming up before the Hon’ble SC on 30.3.2012.  Though it is evident that our Board is backing the interests of Customs Appraisers, justice would be meted out by the apex court.   
2.       Pending issues on ICT:  
As regards ICT, another representation dt.23.3.2012 was given to the Chairman, CBEC which is reproduced here.   Necessary follow up action has to be done in this regard vigorously for which affected Circles should also act to pursue the CCAs to represent to the Board.
3.       Notional fixation of pay w.e.f. 1.1.1996:
Department of Expenditure was contacted for the status of Judgment of Hon’ble CAT, Mumbai Bench.  No decision has yet been taken on the same though an appeal is a certainty.   Meanwhile we are also going ahead with an application before same Bench for a similar relief.
4.       Fixation of 7450 basic pay:
DoE was contacted over this issue and they are waiting for further instructions from the DOPT to settle the issue amicably.
5.       Unified GPF account No.:
It is confirmed that the office of the CGA has already initiated steps for development of a web based centralized GPF Accounting System on outsourced basis through NIC.

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Ref. No. AICIEA/CBEC/95/2012                                                                      Dated:  23.3.2012.

Sri S.K.Goel
Chairman, CBEC,
North Block,New Delhi.

                          Subject:  Denial of benefit after lifting of ban on ICT.

          Kind attention is invited to the Board’s 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 vide letter dt.24.11.2011 has pointed out certain areas of concern like consideration of applications of transferees who are on probation, repatriation of officers under deputation etc. which are yet to get the active consideration of the Board.

2.       It is also matter of grave concern that many cadre controlling authorities are not forwarding the applications of transfer seekers on the grounds that there are shortages of Inspectors.   Needless to emphasise, it is the duty of the responsible administration to get the post of Inspectors filled through DR and promotion as and when the vacancy arises.   It may be noted that only after much persuasion, the ban on ICT which was in effect for more than 7 years, has been lifted and in order to get the benefit out of it, there should be a uniform policy amongst the CCAs to consider the applications for ICT received by them.  It is noticed that the situations at Chennai  and Kerala zones are acute and the officers, who are far away from their home, are highly disturbed  as their applications on genuine grounds are not being considered, when their junior colleagues in other zones are getting ICT based on the Board’s letter dt.27.10.2011.

3.      View above, it is requested that instructions may kindly be issued immediately to all the CCAs to have a uniform policy to consider all the applications received for ICT so that no Inspector is deprived of his legitimate right in getting the ICT in time. Passionately we would like to request you that all the pending points raised in the Association’s letter dt.24.11.2011 like probation period and repatriation may kindly be cleared without further delay.
                                                                    Yours faithfully,

    (Kousik Roy)
                                                                                       Secretary General
Copy submitted to:
  1. The Member(P&V), CBEC, New Delhi.
  2. The Joint Secretary(Admn.), CBEC, New Delhi.

                                                                                                                                              (Kousik Roy)
                                                                                          Secretary General


Niranjan Kumar, Inspector, Central Excise said...

The situation is very much same with the Inspectors falling under the jurisdiction of CCA, Vadodara. Here, in Vadodara, the Chief Commissioner is granting NOC for ICT only after taking an undertaking from Inspectors that they will be relieved only when the vacancy position in the grade of Inspectors improves to the satisfaction level of Chief Commissioner. Even such NOCs are being forwarded to other CCAs with the comment that in case of acceptance of request for ICT, the Inspectors will not be relieved. In response, other CCAs are writing back to the CCA Vadodara that request for ICT will be accepted only if CCA Vadodara grants an unconditional NOC.
It is requested that the issue be taken up with the Board and all CCAs be directed to grant unconditional NOC without any delay.

preet said...

please understand the problems of Spouse where both are working Govt...............please sir try to lift the condition of probation for them at least.