Monday, February 10, 2014

News from Delhi

Posted by Secretary General on 2/10/2014 08:42:00 PM with 2 comments
AICEIA office bearers met the new Chairperson of CBEC today, and apprised her of the concerns of the Central Excise Inspectors' cadre regarding implementation of the Cadre Restructuring.  Removal of stagnation and regional disparities in promotion, All India seniority for Inspectors, problems being faced in processing of Inter Zonal Transfer applications, Revision of Recruitment Rules etc. were discussed in detail. Suggestions were also made for initiating certain measures to improve career prospects for Inspectors in the long term.  These include creation of a separate service in CBEC, introduction of base cadre seniority in Gr B executive cadre for purposes of promotion to Gr A entry level post, and  including the definition of Approved Service as per DoPT guidelines in the Recruitment Rules. The Chairperson has assured that all issues and suggestions will be carefully considered.  

Later in the day we met the DG HRD, and all other senior officials of the HRM Wing of the  DGHRD, and reiterated our positions on  the issues of  stagnation, inter-cadre and intra-cadre disparities in promotions, All India seniority for Inspectors etc.

On our inquiry, it has been clarified that the vacancies arising in the Gr B Gazetted Executive cadres  consequent to  promotion to the 2118  temporary posts of Assistant Commissioners  will be available for promotion of Gr B non gazetted executives.

We have been assured that in the implementation of CR, regional disparities within C Ex will definitely be addressed. At present  the various Committees are working on different aspects of the implementation of CR. Locations of  the new Commissionerates etc. is also being re-worked. The new formations are expected to start functioning from 01.04.2014.  

Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thanks, Some Reminders

Posted by Secretary General on 2/03/2014 12:42:00 PM with 1 comment

AICEIA Annual Lecture Series  - A Great Start

AICEIA places on record its heartfelt gratitude to Shri R Manimohan for delivering an inspiring and enlightening address as the Inaugural Lecture in the AICEIA Annual Lecture Series at Nagpur on 25th of January 2014. We also thank  Shri Tirthankar Pyne and Shri Kousik Roy for their gracious presence and sharing words of wisdom on the occasion. Links to videos of the event will be posted here once they are uploaded on the net. Efforts of AICEIA Nagpur and Raipur who jointly hosted the programme are appreciated.

 CEC Meeting at Mumbai

AICEIA Mumbai Circle has informed that many Circles and Branches have not yet sent  confirmations of their  attendance in the ensuing CEC meet. It is, therefore, requested that those who have not done so yet may please do so immediately to avoid inconvenience - to themselves, as well as the host unit.

We have also got a few calls from some Circle office bearers that they have not received the e-mail with Notice for CEC Mumbai. Emails were sent promptly to all of them. However, for reference scanned copy of the same is reproduced once again hereunder. All  Circle office bearers / All India portfolio holders and Committees constituted at Shimla may do the needful at the earliest.

Strike Notice : Strike Call Given By Our Confederation 

All Circle/ Branch Secretaries who have not yet served Notice for the Strike on 12th and 13th of February must do so immediately. All India office bearers and all office bearers at the regional and local levels are requested to launch a massive campaign and mobilisation to make the Strike Total.

Information on Stagnation Not Received 

It is regretted that some Circles/ office bearers given responsibility to do so have not yet sent in copies to us of information called for from the Cadre Control Authorities by the ADG(HRM) regarding joining year-wise figures to study stagnation of Inspectors vis-a-vis other feeder cadres in CBEC, and to determine exact extent of regional disparities among the 15 Central Excise Zones. Since assigning this work to office-bearers is not yielding desired results, it is requested to all Inspectors who can do so to kindly take copies of this information from CCA offices  and mail  scanned copies at .     It would be a great help in pursuing further  the matter of removal of  stagnation and regional disparities in promotions among Inspectors of Central Excise.

Plans for Agitation - Acute Stagnation, Shameful Regional Disparities in Promotions

We are getting several calls and messages every day from various constituents of our Association asking us to give a call for agitation, starting with Boycott of Excise Day Celebrations, in protest against CBEC not doing anything  to wipe out stagnation in the cadre of Inspectors of Central Excise, and removal of acute disparities across the 15 Cadre Control Zones in promotions from Inspectors to Superintendents.  A well considered decision in the matter will be take at the appropriate time and promptly communicated to all concerned and same will be posted on this blog too.

Yours fraternally,
Ajit Kumar K G
Secretary General