Thursday, November 15, 2018

Minutes of the Mumbai Convention on 12/01/2018 & 13/01/2018

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Sesion-I (Inaugural Session):-
The inaugural session was started with the welcome of all the delegates and the guests were also welcomed in the Meeting.
Session –II (Business Session) :-
First Com. Anupam Neeraj, President of AICEIA addressed the delegates. Business Session started with following course of action namely
1) Secretary’s Report
2) Discussion on ATR
3) Report back by SG.
Shri Anupam Neeraj, President of AICEIA started the session (Closed) mentioning the purpose, procedure of this session. During his presidential address, he elaborated various issues which the present body is dealing with. Further he also added that owing to improper functioning of various circles the membership is decreasing drastically day by day and because of this the All India Body will be weakened and the authorities will stop entertaining the office bearers. Thereafter he requested Shri Avishek Kamal, Secretary General of AICEIA to present the Action Taken report (ATR).
Shri Avishek Kamal, Secretary General, thanked everybody first and then submitted his secretary’s Report. As the copy of the ATR was already circulated to the delegates, the Secretary General discussed the broad points of the Action Taken Report. He emphasized that without organizational power nothing can be achieved. SG again emphasized on collection of DDO Certificates from the various zones and Association subscriptions. In continuation he mentioned the following areas of concern:-
  • He mentioned that if SG and President of any zone unable to collect Special Casual Leave (SCL) for organizational activities then how they can do this for others.
  • He mentioned that most of the zones declined to provide the data as sought for by the All India Body (AIB) i.e. no of inspectors actually working in that zones.
  • He mentioned that in various zones there is no deductions which is very alarming sign and lacking on the part of the AICEIA. Owing to this general members will be getting detached from the Association activities and also association will be weakened financially.
  • ICT will be continued, Board will not stop the ICT and Association will pursue the matter vigorously.
  • Superintendent Association contributed in the legal fund in M. Subramaniam case legal matters.
  • AICEIA is the part of the two associations namely JAC of inspectors, Supdt and promotee IRS Officers and JAC of 13 Associations.
  • Associations are being run by without contesting election and some places election are not conducted timely. This is not at all a good sign for the proper association.
  • He cautioned that the new body must not suffer by the same miscreants in our Association.
  • Formation of the new Committee shall be done in the next day and requested the Zonal Secretary and President to contribute effectively.
  • He finally requested to stop the functioning of the unauthorized association.
After that Comrade Anupam Neeraj started speaking by requesting treasurer to update the position of DDO, Accounts etc. But the treasurer was absent on that point in time. Then Comrade Avishek Kamal briefed the house on account/ DDO Certificate etc. He elaborated the following
  • Rs. 13,200/- was deposited in AIB Account by unknown source.
  • Rs. 2,60,000/- paid to the lawyer in Subramaniam Case.
  • Rs. 5,18,960/- cash in hand.

Thereafter Comrade Anupam Neeraj, requested each unit one by one to discuss the Action Taken Report and Audited Accounts.

Discussion on the Action Taken Report and Audited Accounts:-

Mr. B Sudhakar Rao, President of Vishakhapatnam Branch told that why bunching of effect has not been done and nothing has been done in connection to the control room duty. He also mentioned about ICT that it should be continued for the welfare of the cadre.

Mr. Mahesh Kumar, General Secretary of Jaipur Circle told that ‘Rajaswa Sangam’ which is infrastructure problem has not been resolved till date. In most of the places DPC is pending since long time. Work should be done in tandem in a cooperative manner. Each and every branch / circles should stand together for association activities. He conveyed for non conducting of election in Rajastan Circle for the last 06 years to AICEIA but no Action has been done regarding non conducting of election. He pointed out the communication gap.

Md. Rais Alam, Organizing Secretary of Salem Circle concluded by giving thanks to everybody as he is new to this kind of convention. He told that he would submit his points in the next day of the meeting.

Mr. Srinibas, Member of Guntur Circle pointed out that representation / applications are not being forwarded timely by the CCO and he also pointed out the abolition of control room duty.

Shri Rajesh endorsed the ATR and thanked everybody. He emphasized for selecting points on priority basis so as to pursue the matter vigorously and speedy disposal of the same.

Mr. Pinku, General Secretary of Hyderabad Circle pointed out that the zone is very much satisfied with the activities of the AIB. He requested SG to clarify on ICT matter from Board and he thanked the AIB.

Shri Suresh Kumar, Member of the Tricky Circle pointed out the pending confirmation of inspectors in various zones, and for this the inspectors are facing problem because of non confirmation and this problems need to be sorted out by AICEIA. He highlighted that inspectors of 2006 batch has not yet been confirmed.

Shri Probodh, President of Kerala Circle thanked the host unit for beautiful arrangement and thanked the AIB for the work done. He pointed out the amendment of Custom Notification by the effort of AIB. GST reorganization issue not been included in the ATR, Serious agitational programme must be done and pointed out the contribution to confederation and asks for its details and finally he endorsed the ATR.

Mr. Manoj Singh of Aurangabad Circle endorsed the ATR and he pointed out the ICT pending applications. He also mentioned that the AIB should take up the various issues vigorously with Board.

Mr. Ashfaque Ahmed, General Secretary of West Bengal Circle pointed out the communication gap and pointed out the election system in various zones. He mentioned that election must be done in each and every zone and he thanked the AIB for various issues. He finally endorsed the ATR and audit report and thanked again.

Mr. Gangte General Secretary of Shilong Circle thanked everybody especially the host unit for beautiful arrangement. He endorsed the ATR and points in minutes and audit report. All India Seniority list and N R Parmer Judgement has been endorsed by him. He appreciated the tireless work of the AIB.


Shri Mahendra Burman, General Secretary of Madurai Circle pointed out non achievement of various issues on resolution. New strategy should be followed to pursue the matter and finally he endorsed the ATR.

Shri Suraj Kumar Nirala, VP of Rajkor Circle first attended the convention and endorsed the ATR and thanked everybody.

Mr. Laxman Chourasia, General Secretary of Bhopal Circle told that he first attended the convention. He endorsed the ATR and thanked everybody. Membership has been done for all the inspectors in Bhopal zone. He pointed out the issue of seniority on ICT matters. He also pointed out that AISL must be done like superintendent. He thanked the house and assured the assistance to AICEIA in future.

Mr. K Sahu, President of Raipur Circle agreed with all points in ATR and endorsed the audit report and thanked everybody.

Mr. Prem Chandra Kumar, President of Patna Circle pointed out that new Committee of any zone must be briefed by the earlier Committee regarding ATR , convention and subscription Etc. Whole body of AIB should not be dissolved, he endorsed the ATR and audit report.


Shri Amit kumar Jain, President of Mumbai Cirlce pointed out that issues should be pursued vigorously so that issues should not pending for more than years and under consideration at Board Level. He emphasized that N R Parmer judgement should be implemented immediately from 1986. Election should be done only on GS and President. Other members should be nominated. Election must be done by the impartial and neutral third party body. He pointed out that alternative approach need to be taken to ensure uniform implementation of problem relating to cadre all across the zones. He pointed out the inaction of Board on various issues. He told that fixation of responsibilities among all the members in the zones.
He mentioned that election should be conducted by AIB and not by regional body . A 02 months notice period for announcing election process must be done. Participation of all the members is the need of the hour to strengthen the function of the association. He pointed out that AIB to take a specific stand on policy related matters irrespective of difference within the members pertaining to the issue.

Shri Manish Barma treasurer of AIB briefed the house regarding accounts and receipt from various zones.

Thereafter Secretary General starts report back on ATR. He elaborated in detail regarding the expenses in legal matter in Subramanian Case. He mentioned that Rs. 20,000/- has been given for confederation fees. He appreciated Kerala Unit for the case of customs reorganization. He stressed the filling up the gap of communication as raised by some of the circles. He told that anybody can download the constitution of AICEIA and go through the same for improvement of the association.He also emphasized that DDO is compulsory for recognition in Board. Bank statement is not required.
He emphasized that election must be done after 02 years and 06 months can be extended at best as per constitution. He also pointed out that Account should be audited by each and every zones in a time bound manner.

Thus he concluded the reply on ATR.

The whole house accepted the minutes, ATR, Audit Report at the end of the session.


Closed Session-I:-
The Session started with the process of election for forming the new Committee of All India Body of Central Excise Inspectors’ Association. For this purpose Mr. Akif H Raja was appointed as Returning officer and Mr. Sanjeev P Gupta was appointed as Assistant Returning Officer for conducting the election process. The appointment of both the officers for conducting election was done unanimously by the House. The election was conducted in a free and fair manner and the eligible delegates cast their franchise in support of their candidates for forming a strong national body committee of this esteemed association. After conclusion of the election new body was elected and took over the charge of the meeting from the earlier committee. Comrade Anubhuti Chatterjee was elected as the Secretary General and Comrade Rananjay Pratap Singh was elected as the President of the national body of the AICEIA. Apart from the above portfolios, Shri S.K. Gangte as Assistant Secretary General, Shri Samiran Goswami as Organizing Secretary, Shri Gopinath NP as Working President, Shri Prem Chandra Kumar as Liasion Secretary were also elected in the national body of AICEIA. Moreover five vice presidents and five Joint Secretaries from five zones were also elected.
Closed Session-II:-
The Resolution part continued in this Session. After completion of the presentation and sponsoring of all the resolution points by the Branches / Circles, all the points were discussed one by one. The House decided that the points already accepted by the House earlier, need not be repeated again. Thus the following resolutions were accepted and passed by the House.
  1. Implementation of ALL INDIA Seniority List (AISL) in the grade of Inspectors.
  2. Introduction of a base cadre seniority.
  3. Uniform implementation of NR Parmar judgement.
  4. Immediate Implementation of Subramanium case [SLP(C) No. 29382/2011 filed by CBEC].
  5. Cashless Medical facility or Health Insurance scheme for CBIC employee should be started.
  6. IZT should be continued without any restriction.
  7. Stepping up of the pay of promote inspectors at par with the Direct Inspectors.
  8. Immediate finalization and updation of seniority list as per DOPT Instruction.
  9. Removal of control room duty, protocol duty and uniform.
  10. Abolition of NPS and continuation of Old Pension Scheme.
  11. Conduction of regular DPC in various CCAs.
  12. In GST regime roll of Inspectors should be defined properly.
  13. Provide proper infrastructure in newly created office in GST regime.
  14. Immediate finalization of RR.
  15. Increase in the ratio of Inspector to Superintendent in the upcoming restructuring.
  16. Separate formation for Customs. Proper status of Central Excise cadre in Customs reorganization.
  17. Filling of vacancy in Inspector cadre.
  18. To remove regional disparity. Adhoc promotion may be given to senior most inspectors in different stagnated zones.
  19. Appointment of MTS / Group-C for smooth implementation of GST.
  20. Benefits under 1% incentive scheme shall be extended to the Inspectors by way of providing laptop/ mobiles or other facilities as done in Income Tax Department.
  21. Seventh Pay Commission’s restriction of air eligibility for LTC should be abolished and air travel should be restored.
  22. Consequent upon the reorganization of GST, a new transfer posting norm for inspectors should be issued at the earliest for Annual General Transfer.
  23. Before reorganization of cadre in the light of GST regime, there should not be any curtailment of Inspectors in CBEC/CBIC.
  24. Issuance of unified GPF A/c No. should be done at the earliest.
  25. Pre - counselling of new recruits for their place of posting should be conducted before providing them place of posting which will reduce the chances of technical resignation for joining the new job at their native place, thereby diminishing the chances of re-examination of the same post.
  26. Sub Commissionerate should be sanctioned separate strength and for the purpose of transfer posting, these should be treated as separate Commissionerate.
  27. Long pending vigilance cases against the cadre shall be disposed off as per board circular wherein it has been stated that all such cases must be completed within six months.
  28. The Ad-hoc promotion given to the Assistant Commissioner in 2014 should be regularized at the earliest.

Mementoes were presented to all the delegates as a token of remembrance. Thereafter the president declared the closure of the last session of convention.