Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dear Comrades,

Today on 25.01.2017, a meeting was held in Delhi at 11:00 Hrs at C. R. Building, New Delhi, which was termed as the “Meeting of Steering Committee of Associations of CBEC on GST, comprising of IRS Association, Supdt. Association, Inspectors’ Association and Ministerial Officers’ Association of Central Excise”.  The meeting was attended by some of the members of the said committee, mostly of Delhi Units.  Surprisingly as a good sign, first time the IRS (C&CE) Association officially participated in any such joint forum.   

In this context, at first we want to make it clear that AICEIA is not part of this Steering Committee.  However, as a token of solidarity, Delhi Circle of AICEIA participated in the meeting as joint movement is the need of hour, when the department is at risk.  We appreciate the resolutions taken locally at Delhi meeting as a ground work but at the same time we make it clear that this resolution is not in consonance with the letter of AICEIA, submitted yesterday.  As the view of the national bodies of all the constituents are not reflected in this resolution, we feel it will not be justifiable to go with this resolutions, if we expect a Pan-India impact.  Further, after seeing the resolutions, we failed to find any logic and impact of Central Excise formations boycotting the International Customs Day Celebration.  It shows that the resolution is a bit tilted one.  Hence, the decisions/resolutions made in the said meeting does not hold any importance to AICEIA.  Therefore, the decisions of observing (i) No Customs Day Celebration on 27th January at any place, and (ii) Observing Black Day by wearing Black Badges on 30th January on Martyr’s  Day is not binding on the members of the AICEIA, posted across the country. 

 As we found that one of the joint conveners of the  first Steering Committee (on GST) Meeting held at Utpad Shulk Bhawan, Bandra Kurla Complex on 01/10/2016 also attended the said meeting today at New Delhi, we expected a minimum courtesy from his side to inform other two joint conveners.  Surprisingly, he did not inform.  However, we again expect that the meeting of all principal office bearers of the national body of all the Associations of Central Excise will be held at the earliest and a strong resolution may be adopted and sent to the higher forums.  Being the representative of the largest workforce of CBEC, AICEIA is committed to fight for the justice in ensuing GST regime on its own.  Further, it also ensures its members as well as the entire CBEC fraternity that we will work hard to make a successful joint action committee with other organizations too and achieve the desired results. 

AICEIA is making all the efforts to safeguard the interest of the cadre as well as the department in the ensuing regime of GST.   We are in the process of finalizing our course of action and the suggestions have been sought. We will take appropriate decisions and intimate the cadre shortly, so that there will be unanimity and consensus in the decisions and force in the action.

Yours fraternally,

Sd/-
Abhishek Kamal
SG, AICEIA

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