Monday, January 27, 2014

Notice has been served today by the AICEIA for Strike on 12th and 13th of February 2014.
The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has given this  Strike call, and our Association has given notice accordingly, following the Confederation's call.
The Fifteen point Charter of Demands includes several demands crucial to service conditions  particularly of our cadre. While the demands relating to 7th Pay Commission, Interim Relief, DA Merger etc are equally important to us  as to employees of  all Departments,  a demand which is vital to Inspectors of Central Excise is that for an assured number of promotions to all employees. Another very important demand is  for Rescinding the PFRDA Act and to ensure Statutory Pension for all. This is particularly vital to the later entrants to Government Service - we have a very large number of Inspectors who have joined the Department in 2006 and later.
All AICEIA Branch and Circle Secretaries are required to immediately serve Notice to respective Chief Commissioners or Commissioners, and start campaigning forthwith for making this  Strike a resounding success.
Remember Comrades, to lose two days' salary is a very small price to pay to demonstrate our solidarity with the Confederation, and to give a wake up call to this Government that we are united and prepared for a massive  struggle to protect our rights. That is the only manner in which we can protect our just interests in this exploitative regime.

Scanned copy of the Notice and Charter are posted below.

With Fraternal Gretings,
Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Some Updates

Posted by Secretary General on 1/22/2014 11:15:00 AM with No comments

The AICEIA Annual Lecture Series

We proudly announce institution of the AICEIA Annual Lecture Series.

This is being hosted jointly by AICEIA Branches Nagpur and Raipur. 
Transcript of the Inaugural Lecture will be posted here shortly after the event.

Next meeting of the  CEC at Mumbai

As already announced, the next meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the AICEIA shall be held at Mumbai on the 22nd and 23rd of February. Notice for the same has already issued and sent by e-mail to all CEC members and  AICEIA Office Bearers on 17.01.2014. Kindly send in the information required to be sent in by all Circle/Branch/Unit Secretaries  well within the prescribed time limit. The Committees constituted at the Shimla CEC may also finalise their reports and send the same as soon as possible. Meetings prior to the CEC meet may be held by all regional/local fromations of the AICEIA, and resolutions, if any, may be sponsored from the Circles/Branches for consideration by the CEC at its Mumbai meeting.  
Those intending to travel by air to attend the meet may immediately book tickets to take advantage of the low fares offered  for bookings made today, tomorrow, and the day-after by some airlines.

Mumbai CAT  OA : Notional Fixation of Pay in higher grade w.e.f.  01.01. 1996 

Com. Sanjay Srinivasan, Vice President (West)  has informed that  hearing in this case of the Mumbai Bench of CAT   was adjourned yet again - next hearing is scheduled for 29.03.2014.

Progress in Restructuring 

AICEIA is relentlessly pursuing the CR issue with the CBEC at all possible levels. As per the decisions and resolutions of the Conventions and CEC, removal of stagnation and regional disparities in promotions remains our prime concern.
Despite issue of  reminder,  some of the Circles/Branches have not yet sent to the All India Body copies of the Information sent from the CCAs' offices in reply to ADG(HRM)'s letter dated 12th Dec'13 calling for data on Inspectors/POs/Examiners. For want of the same our efforts are somewhat impeded. It is once again requested that the same may please be expedited. Co-operation  in this matter is solicited from all members, who are requested to take up this matter with their Regional Office Bearers for action immediately or e-mail a scanned copy of the infromation directly to the President or SG.

(Ajit Kumar K G)
Secretary General 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome 2014

Posted by Secretary General on 1/01/2014 01:14:00 AM with 3 comments

The AICEIA wishes a Very Happy New Year to the Central Excise Collective.

As we ring in a new year, certain uncertainties hang over the impact that the CR implementation will have on the cadre of Inspectors of Central Excise. This Association is making all efforts to get the air cleared on this from the CBEC soon. Besides, an appropriate representation on Recruitment Rules of various cadres,  revision of which are currently under consideration,  too shall be made to the Board shortly.

We are getting calls and messages from all corners of the country from  members concerned over what lies in store for them in the coming months. May I reiterate today that the immediate objectives of the Association - removal of stagnation and regional disparities in promotions - remain unchanged. 

The Central Executive Committee of the AICEIA is slated to meet at Mumbai on the 22nd and 23rd of February'14.

We are also planning to institute very soon a Lecture Series, primarily aimed at  using the powerful reach of the  medium of the internet in an attempt to inspire thought, facilitate better  understanding of our organisation's perspectives, and  to connect with, among others, all Inspectors of Central Excise across the length and breadth of this country, especially the newer entrants into the cadre. Please watch this space for further details.

With Fraternal Greetings for a joyous 2014,

A Satish