Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Central Executive Committee Meeting  of the AICEIA was convened at Ahmedabad on 25th and 26th September 2015. The meeting was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Justice S. G. Shah, Sitting Judge of Ahmadabad High Court and Sri Uma Shankar, Commissioner (Appeals) was the Guest of Honour. The open session was addressed by the guests.

Closed Session of  the meeting was started with the opening speech by the President followed by the presentation of Minutes of Kolkata CEC, Action Taken Report of the Secretary General and Audited Accounts. The delegates presented their views on the ATR submitted by the Secretary General and the same was reported back by the Secretary General. The house accepted the minutes of the Kolkata CEC along with the ATR and Accounts. The President announced closure of business session on 25th September and asked the House to resume on 26th of September for further discussions and resolutions.

The business session of the second day i.e., 26th of September started with sponsoring of resolutions by the Circle/ Branches and thereafter acceptance of the resolutions by the House.

All the important issues related to cadre were discussed and resolutions were adopted in the meeting.  The important issues which dominated the meeting were Stagnation, Regional Disparities in promotions of Group-B Central Excise executive officers, All India Seniority for Inspectors, Non-reduction of Residency Period  of Inspectors for promotion to  the grade of Superintendent, ICT, futility of Control Room duties and redundancy of Uniform in the service etc.  After discussion and detailed deliberations, the following resolutions were passed by the House:-

1.    All India Seniority List of Inspector of Central Excise should be framed as      demanded  
    by the Association.
2.    Non-reduction of Residency Period for promotion to the grade of Superintendent until       the All India Seniority List has been prepared for Inspectors of Central Excise .
3.    Most of the zones are now headed by the Officers of Special Secretary Rank, the      centralized welfare fund at DGHRD needs to be decentralized to CCAs for easy & fast      reimbursement from Welfare Fund.
4.    Implementation of N.R. Parmar case's Supreme Court Judgement in all the Zones and        review of old DPCs. 
5.    Limited departmental Examination for promotion 
6.    Multi Tasking Staffs for Ranges and Divisions' office and H.Q. 
7.    There should be sufficient Residential Government accommodation & Guest    House/Transit Hostels 
8.    Non-implementation of Biometric Attendance System.  
9.    There should only one year tenure for Inspectors at Airports
10. Consideration of pending ICT applications and there should be clearly defined policy        of ICT.
11. Annual Health Checkups for Inspectors in line of the guidelines of same for Group-A Officers
12. Provisions of Crèches at Office building
13. Special recruitment drive to fill the vacant posts of Inspectors in SC/ST categories
14. Parliamentary Committee on Grievances  to  be approached by the National Body of AICEIA for redressal of long pending demands
15. Abolishment of Uniforms, Protocol and Control Room duty 
16. Proper training for Inspectors
17. Pay parity of Promotee Inspectors with Direct recruit Inspectors 
18. Proper Infrastructure for Official work 
19. Various demands including leave encashment facility on yearly basis,  at least five    MACPs in the entire service period based on pay in promotional hierarchy, Children's education Allowance may be given upto the Graduation etc. and proper follow up with  7th CPC 
20. Timely follow up model calendar for DPC and fixation of responsibilities in case of    delay 
21. Proposal to define the duties & responsibilities of Inspectors' post GST
22. Creation of one Service Tax Commissionerate & one Customs Commissionerate under        Shillong Zone with separate full working and sanctioned strength
23. Pay parity from 01.01.1986 
24. Health Insurance scheme from Welfare Fund of CBEC 
25. Modification in ACES for reduction of manual reports 
26. Vigorous persuasion of legal cases 
27. Speedy disposal of long pending vigilance cases 
28. Participation  in the indefinite strike slated from 23.11.2015, called by the National JCA
29. Physical Control on Cigarette  units should be replaced with the Compounded levy   system

          Apart from the above, the following organizational issues were discussed and decisions were taken:-

1.     Clearance of dues by Branches/Circles on priority basis
2.     Submission of DDO certificates by the Branches/Circles (who have not submitted yet), to the national body for the year 2014-15 & 2015-16
3.     Anti-organization activities by the Joint Secretary (West Zone).  The House decided to seek the explanation from him.
4.     Co-opting the Office Bearer:- The post of the Joint Secretary (North Zone) was vacant due to the promotion of the office bearer.  During the meeting,  a proposal was  submitted to the House for co-opting Com. Alok Kumar Shukla of Meerut Branch for the vacant post. Further, Com. Rakesh Kumar Mishra of Bhubaneshwar Branch proposed the name of Com. Bhoopindra Singh,  GS, Delhi Branch for the vacant post of J.S. (NZ) and sought election.  However, there was no provision of election but for the purpose of clarity it was decided to conduct direct election for the post.  Com. Alok Kumar Shukla won the election with a huge margin and elected as  the J.S. (NZ) for the remaining period of the present body.
5.     Com. S. K. Gangte put the proposal for organizing next CEC Meeting at Shillong Branch of AICEIA, which was unanimously accepted and welcomed by all.


The CEC meeting concluded with the Vote of Thanks by the Host Unit.

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