Monday, October 28, 2013

Meeting with Revenue Secretary, Other Recent Developments

Posted by Secretary General on 10/28/2013 03:20:00 PM with 1 comment
An appointment was sought from the Revenue Secretary

Following this, appointment was given on 25th October '13. A delegation of office-bearers of the AICEIA met the RS accordingly, and apprised him of the concerns of the cadre, especially the acute stagnation and regional disparities in promotions, and also suggested measures - immediate and long-term - to address these grave issues that have remained neglected for long. A representation was also handed over to the RS.

    The Revenue Secretary has assured appropriate action to redress the cadre's grievances.

AICEIA office-bearers also met CBEC officials and pursued the other issues too, which still remain unaddressed.

It is learnt that the draft Cabinet Note prepared by the Board and sent, after the Finance Minister  approved the same,  to the Ministry of Law, the Deptt of Expenditure and the DoP&T for their comments,  will be sent latest by 05.11.2013 to the Union Cabinet.

Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Supreme Court Hearing Update

Posted by Secretary General on 10/21/2013 12:51:00 PM with 3 comments
The Application for early hearing in the Rs 5400/- GP for Inspectors on completion of 4 years after grant of first ACP was heard in the Supreme Court today by the Chief Justice's  Bench. The CJI observed that since no Interim Orders had been passed earlier in the case, and since mostly it was in cases of 2008/2007 or earlier that early hearing was being  considered, it is too early in our case to allow such an application. The CJI also suggested that such an application may be filed next year. Accordingly our Counsel withdrew the Application. More details to follow.
Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General     

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The AICEIA is fighting a case on behalf of Shri M Subramaniam, erstwhile General Secretary of the Salem Branch of the AICEIA . The case relates to entitlement of Grade Pay of Rs 5400/- to Inspectors on completion of 4 years after they get their 1st ACP. The Government has filed a Civil Appeal challenging the Madras High Court Order favouring Shri Subramaniam, and the same is pending  before the Supreme Court.  As per decision of the Central Executive Committee of the AICEIA, an application for early hearing was filed in the case, and the same is coming up for hearing before the Supreme Court on 21.10.2013. Senior Counsel has been engaged in the case to represent the party Respondent.

News regarding CR is that the Cabinet Note has been approved by the Finance Minister, and it is expected that the same will be placed before the Union Cabinet shortly.

Meanwhile this Association's efforts to highlight the plight of the Gr B Central Excise executives regarding acute stagnation continue at all levels in the maximum effective manner. We are very hopeful of permanently doing away with the shamefully appalling regional disparities in promotions that exists among Inspectors of different Cadre Control Zones very soon, and that would indeed be a very important step towards our ultimate aim of achieving parity in promotions among all 3 cadres ( POs & Examiners of Customs, and Inspectors of Central Excise) and securing for ourselves avenues for career advancement comparable with those available to analogous cadres in other departments.

Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General