Sunday, August 27, 2017

We need Organization and Organization needs us too

Posted by Secretary General on 8/27/2017 05:04:00 PM with No comments
F. No. AICEIA/Admin/2017/51                                                     Date:27.08.2017                              

The Vice-President/Joint Secretary,
East/West/Central/North/South Zones,
All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association.
The President/General Secretary,
All Branches & Circles,
All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association.


          Sub: Execution of Basic Work in Order to Strengthen the Organization: Formation of Branch & Circle Committee and Submission of Details of Deduction of Membership Fee & DDO Certificates: Reg.

Please refer to the subject mentioned above.

2.      It is a settled principle of Organization that its strength depends largely upon two factors:- first upon the number of members and secondly, upon the caliber and character of its leaders.

3.     In this regard, the undersigned feels that serious steps need to be taken in respect of first factor, if the Association is to be strengthened and the scope is ample, as a large number of officers have joined the Department in the last couple of years and it is learnt that most of them are not members of this Association. If these officers are brought under the umbrella of Association, it will add to the strength of the Association. As such, all the Presidents/General Secretaries are earnestly requested to launch a massive membership drive in their respective Branches & Circles  to induct the new but highly energetic and efficient officers in the Association. The Zonal In-charges are requested to supervise the membership drive in their respective Zones.

4.    Since, the jurisdiction of a Branch/Circle normally happens to be very large, regular interaction with all the members may not be possible; however, the Presidents/General Secretaries are requested to undertake tours and hold meetings with members at regular intervals, even in the remotest locations in their respective Branches/Circles to strengthen the grass root level Organization. This exercise will not only ensure sense of belongingness and confidence among the Cadre, but will definitely help in strengthening Organization.

5.         During the last CEC, it was unanimously decided that all the Presidents/General Secretaries will submit the details like “total sanctioned strength”, “total working strength”, “total membership”, “status of DDO Certificates”, “date of last election with number of members participated” etc. in their respective Branches & Circles with the undersigned by 30.04.2017 and clearance of dues and submission of DDO certificates etc. was to be completed by 15.05.2017, so that necessary & timely steps may be taken to strengthen Organization but, till date, only a few Branches & Circles like Rajkot, Kolkata, Chennai, Kerala, Coimbatore, Patna, Mumbai, Vapi and Raipur have complied with the decision/resolution. Further, the Zonal In-charges have also shown not much interest & desired attention in getting compliance at Branch & Circle level of their Zones.   The office bearer, who was entrusted with this work has also not paid desired attention towards the task of strengthening of organization at grass root level.  Due to which,  immediate steps needs to be taken.  Further, at this juncture, the undersigned must appreciate Com. Rabish Chandra, Vice President (South Zone) for his commendable job in strengthening the organization in South Zone.

6.         It is also learnt that several Branches & Circles have not been following the procedures as laid down in the Constitution of AICEIA especially in Article 4 (1) and some Presidents/General Secretaries, without any membership at the concerned Branches/Circles, are representing AICEIA before the administration either through personal visits or through letters which has been viewed seriously. Some branches like Meerut, Lucknow etc are also involved in writing letters  directly to the Board and even higher establishments.  Some of these branches/circles are running in a situation where either no deductions have been materialized or the required portions have not been deposited with the AICEIA.  Even no member has been enrolled for years. This is a sorry state of affairs culminating in violation of the provisions of Article 7 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of AICEIA and shows the indifferent attitude towards the Association. It is to clarify that new Branches/Circles may be created only as per the procedure laid down under Article 17 of the Constitution of AICEIA. Branches/Circles like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Meerut, Lucknow etc. are directed to adhere to the procedures as laid down in the Constitution of AICEIA failing which the undersigned will be bound to take necessary steps.

7.         Keeping in view the above situation, the undersigned, in exercise of the powers vested in him by the Constitution of AICEIA feels it necessary to nominate Observers on zonal basis to strengthen organization at grass root level and to supervise the functioning of the activities of the Association. As such; in exercise of the powers vested in the undersigned by virtue of Article 24 read with Article 25 & 28 of the Constitution of AICEIA, the Office-Bearers of All India Body are hereby nominated for the aforesaid purpose in terms of following scheme:-

Sr. No.
Name of AIB Office-Bearer (Shri/s) & contact numbers
Zones Allocated
Anubhuti Chatterjee, Asst. Secretary General
East & South
Rananjay Pratap Singh, Liaison Secretary
West, North & Central

8.         Moreover, it is to clarify that in terms of the provisions of Article 9 of the Constitution of AICEIA, not to talk of Office-Bearer, if the Membership Fee has not been deducted for one year, no one can remain even an ordinary member of the AICEIA, hence, such persons are requested to withdraw themselves immediately from the organizational posts & get their names removed from the official letter heads. 

9.         Last but not the least; it is expedient to mention that many of the ex-Office-Bearers who have got promotion to the next grade as also others who are no more Office-Bearers in terms of the provisions of Article 9 & 10 respectively of the Constitution of AICEIA are still continuing in the Whatsapp Groups of AICEIA, which are impliedly meant for the Office-Bearers for Cadre of Inspectors only.  Although, the bonding & association with our ex-comrades, which has been developed over the years may not be ended and the same shall continue as their guidance, support & co-operation is invaluable and much needed for the Association.  But the reorganization of Association is also the need of the hour.  Hence, it is requested that all ex-comrades should withdraw themselves from the Whatsapp Groups of AICEIA.   

With best wishes and hope that together we can and we will make our Association stronger than ever,
                                                                      Fraternally yours,
                                                                        (Abhishek Kamal)
Secretary General

Copy submitted to:
(1)  The President/Working President, AICEIA for favour of information please;
(2)  The ASG/Liaison Secretary, AICEIA for favour of information & necessary action please ;
(3)  The Vice-President/Joint Secretary (All), AICEIA for favour of information and to assist the nominated AIB Office-Bearers in the work allocated;
(4)  The President/General Secretary (All), AICEIA for favour of information and with a request to extend co-operation to the nominated AIB Office-Bearers in the work allocated; and,
(5)  Official Blog of AICEIA.
(Abhishek Kamal)

Secretary General