Thursday, March 28, 2013

Following meetings of Associations representing Inspectors and Superintendents held with the CBEC  Chairperson, Member(P&V), DGHRD and ADG(HRM) today, and letter issued by the Member(P&V) to this Association requesting for calling off the Agitation, the AICEIA, in consultation with the AIACEGEO, has decided to  withdraw the call to its members not to attend office on  29th, 30th and 31st March'13. It has been assured by the CBEC at the highest level that all issues being repeatedly agitated before them are receiving serious attention  and all efforts being made to address our grievances. To begin with, a meeting of the AICEIA office bearers has been  scheduled with the DGHRD, CBEC  on 04.04.13 to devise modalities to do away with regional disparities in promotions of Inspectors to Superintendents of Central Excise. It has also been informed by the CBEC that the Cadre Restructuring proposals have been cleared by the Revenue Secretary and the same  is presently awaiting approval of the Finance Minister, which is expected to come shortly. 

The AICEIA was represented in today's meetings by the President, Secretary General and Organising Secretary.  

All Circle and Branch Secretaries are requested to inform Chief Commissioners / Commissioners accordingly, and inform all memers of the latest developments.

AICEIA congratulates the Inspectors across the country and all office bearers who tirelessly mobilised support for this movement which alone has resulted in the issues concerning our cadre being addressed with the current urgency shown by  the  Board. Please do keep up the morale and this spirit to agitate with even more intensity if our just demands are not met very soon, and assurances given to us  not fulfilled.

Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General


Text of letter addressed  to Chairperson, CBEC withdrawing the  current agitation 


F. No. AICEIA/ CBEC/ Agitation/2013                    New Delhi, dated   28.03.2013

To,
The Chairperson
Central Board of Excise and Customs
North Block,
New Delhi  110 001

Sub.:Not attending office on Holidays – Reg
Madam,

              Please  refer to this Association’s letter of even no. dated 20.03.13 and the letter issued by the Member (P&V), CBEC, New Delhi under F. No. OSD/MPV/Inspector Asso. dated 22.03.13 on the captioned subject, and letter issued today by the ADG (HRM), DGHRD, CBEC conveying scheduling of meeting of the DGHRD, CBEC with office bearers of this Association on 04.04.13 to address the issue of regional disparities in promotions of Inspectors  to Superintendents of Central Excise  across various Cadre Control Zones.

           Following the referred letter issued by the CBEC requesting this Association to call off the Agitation,  and the assurances given to the Associations in the course of today’s meeting with your goodself, the Member (P&V),  and the DGHRD, the call given to the members of this Association not to attend office on 29th, 30th and 31st March’13 is withdrawn.

     However, this Association reiterates that cadre of Inspector of Central Excise continues to be  highly agitated and demoralized on account of the abject stagnation being faced by it, the absolute lack of promotional avenues, and the disparities within and among the three streams of Inspector of Central Excise/ Preventive Officer of Customs/ Examiner of Customs, and it is hoped that the move initiated today by the Board to address the same, in  response  to this Association’s demand,  would be taken forward in right earnest and  a lasting solution to the same would be found very soon as assured by your goodself today.   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                        Yours faithfully,
                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                        (Ajit Kumar K G)                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                       Secretary General




Copy submitted to the Member (P&V), CBEC, New Delhi with reference to the above  referred letter dated 22.03.13 issued by her.


                                                                                                

                                                                                               



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Agitation Update

Posted by Secretary General on 1:35 PM with No comments
Please do not give credence to rumours being spread that AICEIA has withdrawn the call to Inspectors of Central Excise for not attending office on 29th, 30th and 31st of March 2013. All office bearers are requested to mobilise members for making this action programme a massive success.
The CBEC is in  regular communication with the AICEIA. Any developments in this regard will be posted promptly on this blog. Kindly keep updated by following  the blog.
Com. Sanjay Srinivasan, Vice President(West) informs that hearing in the Notional Pay Fixation case has been adjourned yet again in High Court of Bombay. ASG sought more time and the next date of hearing has been fixed for 15.04.2013. ITGOA is party in that case, which has a direct bearing  and our case in CAT Mumbai.

Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Notice  has been served today on the Chairperson CBEC that members of the AICEIA will not attend office on 29th, 30th and 31st March'13. Copy of same is attached . Circle/Branch Secretaries are requested to serve notice immediately on these lines to Chief Commissioners/ Commissioners. Please mobilise maximum support among all members to make this protest a total success.

This call is being given in tandem with the similar move by the Central Excise Superintendents'  Association. So mobilisation may be co-ordinated with counterpart formations of the Supdts' Assn .

A Co-ordination Committee of the two Associations representing the Inspectors and Superintendents of Central Excise has been formed at New Delhi on 16.03.2013 as a precursor to formation of a Federation of both Associations very soon.


Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General






Text of the letter is reproduced hereunder for ease of viewing

F. No.AICEIA/CBEC/Agitation/ 2013                              Bhilai, dtd.20.03.2013  



To
The Chairperson
Central Board of Excise & Customs
North Block
New Delhi -110 001


Sub-  Not attending office on Holidays



Madam,

             We regret to inform you that in view of the continuing apathy  and indifference of the CBEC and the Government of India to the appallingly poor career prospects available to Inspectors of Central Excise including abject stagnation being faced by them for decades , very wide  disparities in promotions within and among the three cadres of Inspectors of Central Excise/ Preventive Officers of Customs/Examiners of Customs to the Gazetted Gr B posts and further to the Gr A, and several other major grievances ventilated by this Association from time to time, we are highly agitated and demoralized.

             In protest against this treatment being meted out to this cadre, no member of this Association will attend office on Government Holiday/Saturday/ Sunday – 29th, 30th and 31st March 2013 respectively.
                                                                    



                                                                                     Yours faithfully,
                                                                                               -sd-
                                                                                   (Ajit Kumar K G)
                                                                                  Secretary General