Monday, February 4, 2013

The AICEIA has communicated to the Board its expectations from the proposed scheme to grant in-situ promotions to Inspectors based on length of service. All these issues were also represented in detail, in person, before the Member(P&V), DG [DGHRD] and ADG[HRM] last month.              

The text of the letter is reproduced below for easy viewing

F. No. AICEIA/ CBEC/ 2012/ UPGRADATION          Bhilai, dated   01.02.2013 
The Chairperson
Central Board of Excise and Customs
North Block,
New Delhi  110 001

Sub.:  Scheme  for granting  in-situ promotions to Inspectors of Central Excise


Kindly recall that over the past several years  this  Association  has  repeatedly been  raising the demand for time bound promotions on completion of 8, 15 and 23 years of service (from the date of joining in the cadre of Inspector of Central Excise), and consideration of seniority in the base cadre (Inspector of Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examiner)  while effecting promotions to the Gr B Gazetted and further to the Gr A  posts,  in order to maintain batch-wise parity within and among the three  cadres  in promotions. This position is reiterated.

2.         Without prejudice to the above, it is submitted that any scheme (as the one presently informed to be under active consideration of the CBEC) formulated to address the abysmal situation of stagnation being faced by Inspectors of Central Excise  should be a continuing one, and it must also simultaneously address the  wide regional disparities plaguing the cadre, besides affording  gazetted status to the beneficiaries. In other words, it should necessarily include a dispensation where at least the date of promotion under the scheme should be reckoned for further advancements in their careers, the inter-se seniority of all such officers promoted en masse being determined by their respective seniority positions as Inspectors.

3.         It is requested that this Association’s views must be taken on board while giving final shape to any scheme affecting the cadre it represents.

4.         It is also submitted that a scheme to promote all Inspectors of Central Excise who have completed 8 years of service, as detailed with all relevant facts, figures and justifications, in this Association’s letters submitted under F. No. AICEIA/CBEC/2012/UPGRADATION dated 04.10.12 and 08.01.13 would be more effective in resolving the twin inequities of stagnation and regional disparity in promotion confronting the Inspectors’ cadre. The same is amply justified on account of minimal financial outgo, an established precedent being available of a similar exercise undertaken by the Board in 1996, and the functional aspects that presently obtain in the Department also tilting the balance more in favour of such a scheme than any other. 
                                                                                          Yours faithfully,

                                                                                      (Ajit Kumar K G)                                                                          
                                                                                      Secretary General 

Copy submitted to:

1.      The Member(P&V), CBEC, New Delhi
2.      The DG, DGHRD, CBEC, New Delhi
3.      The ADG(HRM), DGHRD, CBEC, New Delhi

                                                                                            (Ajit Kumar K G)
                                                                                            Secretary General