. FLASH !!! DEPT APPEAL OF SUBRAMANYAM CASE ON 5400 TO ACP INSPECTORS' DISMISSED BY APEX COURT News from Delhi...

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It is to clarify that the Time Scale of 5400 in PB2 is required to be given to Group B officers after 4 years from the date there are placed in GP 4800 either on ACP/MACP or on promotion.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

KNOW YOUR LPG CYCLINDER CONSUMTION FY 2012-13

Do you want to know how many LPG cylinders you have consumed till date in FY 2012-13 ?


a) Visit petroleum Ministry’s web site
http://petroleum.nic.in/

b) You can see a small hotlink on its right side top panel, where the words “LPG Portal” keeps blinking.

c) Click on “LPG Portal” and it will open to a page that gives interactive cloud-blurbs like “Rate a Distributor”, “find multiple connections in the same name” etc., etc.,

d) In this screen, on the right side bottom portion, you can see logos that are linked to your own LPG supplier – Indane, Bharatgas and HP Gas.

e) This will lead you to “Transparency Portal” where you are required to give inputs like State, City and Distributor name details.


f) After clicking “Proceed” button, you can see next screen where you have to give your consumer number / your name for search.

g) Here, you can find out the No. of LPG cylinders issued under your consumer number in Financial Year 2012-2013.

As you are aware, you are eligible for 6 cylinders (now 9 cylinders) at concessional rate and any additional cylinder will be very costly.
Plan your consumption to save a few hundred rupees.
Please send to as many people as you can.
It will be helpful for them to claim their subsidised cylinders.

CNBC BROADCAST ON CENTRAL EXCISE STRIKE


Thursday, February 14, 2013

UPDATE ON 5400 IN AP HIGH COURT


COURT NO. 6

   HON'BLE SRI  JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
   HON'BLE SRI JUSTICE B.N.RAO NALLA

31.   WP 39218/2012             SRI P VISHNUVARDHAN REDDY(ASST SOL GEN) 
                                                 HYDERABAD
      WPMP 49798/2012        SRI N VIJAY CAVEATOR FOR R1 
 
 
EVEN THOUGH THE CASE IS POSTED FOR TODAY FOR THE SECOND
 CONSECUTIVE TIME THE PETITIONER'S  ADVOCATE IS ABSENT AND
 THE CASE AGAIN IS ADJOURNED TO NEXT WEEK.
   
 
 

Appeals by Shri Ravi Malik, SG and Shri Lok Nath Mishra, President, Superintendents Asscn (AIACEGEO)

APPEAL BY SHRI RAVI MALIK, SG
Dear friends,
good evening.
           
               If the IRS of CBEC can get parity with IRS of CBDT in the last cadre restructuring and propose their parity in the ongoing cadre restructuring with other better placed group 'A' cadres including IAS as per DOPT guidelines (AC to become Commissioner within 17 years), why  can't we also get parity with our counterparts even independent of cadre restructuring? If other group 'A' officers can get financial parity with IAS, why can't we also get it with CSS/Rajya Sabha Secretariat? If DOPT guidelines can be implemented in r/o group 'A', why the same also can't be implemented in our case? If others can get 5 to7 or 9 promotions, why not we? If they are unable to give us promotions equal to group 'A', they can at least give us 5-6 promotions equal to our common entry counterparts. If they have honesty in their approach, they can frame new rules accordingly to give us benefit. If they don't have the due honesty, we have to force them by our united efforts. DOPT guidelines say that our officer entered into job as Inspector (whether direct or promotee) should get the grade of JC, ADC & Commissioner within 12, 17 & 20 years respectively. A genuine deviation from the same may be understandable but extraordinary deviation is noway understandable. If so, it means that DOPT guidelines are meant only to befool us and benefit group 'A'. If guidelines are not being implemented in our case, why the same are being implemented in the case of group 'A'.
          Is this not the clear discrimination which is never allowed as per our Constitution, the Constitution of the greatest democracy of the world. Our great Constitution has no room for any discrimination or disparity on the basis of any class or category. If they can't give us the due benefit within the guidelines of DOPT, they can at least give us the due benefit at least at the maximum deviation of 1.5 (one & half) times. So, they can give the grade of JC, ADC & Commissioner at least after 18, 25.5 & 30 years respectively to  our officer entered into job as Inspector.
Love,
Ravi.
APPEAL BY SHRI LOK NATH MISHRA, PRESIDENT

Comrades,
           The All India Association of Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers , the organization representing about 11,800 Gazetted Executive Officers of the Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax Department, has embarked upon an agitation programme from 25/09/2012, demanding immediate approval of Cadre Restructuring proposal of CBEC without any cut as cleared by the D/O Expenditure, implementation of Apex Court Order dated 03.08.11 retrospectively as per judgement, granting of GP-5400 in PB-3 to the grade of Superintendent of Central Excise w.e.f 01.01.2006 , introduction of in situ scheme to remove stagnation etc..

The Inspectors who are joining in the department as direct recruit are retiring by getting one promotion to the grade of Superintendent in their service career. Whereas those similar placed employees who are joining in Income Tax department or in CSS or as Examiner in Customs are getting almost 5 to 6 promotions in their service career, While 1992 batch Examiners are being promoted to the grade of Asst. Commissioner, the 1975 batch Inspectors are still Superintendents and are being forced to work under the 1992 batch of Examiners who are quite juniors to them in service. The parity is the basic concept of our Constitution, parity in promotion is required to be maintained amongst the similar placed employees of same department, but till date the Govt. of India have not initiated any action to maintain parity in promotion amongst the Examiners/Preventive Officers and Inspectors of CBEC. The educational qualification, mode of recruitment and Grade Pay for these post are similar. The Examiner, Preventive Officers and Inspectors are being recruited by the same examination conducted by SSC. The Honourable Apex Court have decided that one should at least get 3 promotions in his service career. But Govt have not allowed two promotions to the cadre of Inspector of CBEC. Recently the Honourable Apex Court have decided for revision of recruitment Rules and making regularization of pending adhoc promotions since 97 on the basis of such new recruitment rules, but Govt. of India made contempt of the said order dated 03.08.11 by not regularizing the pending adhoc promotions on the basis of said new amended /revised recruitment rules retrospectively. Whereas in past in a similar occasion Govt made adhoc regularization with retrospective effect to allow benefits to the officers of the Customs wing. Major revenue of Govt. of India are being collected through CBEC. Inspectors and Superintendents are basically responsible for collection of such major revenue. But these officers are not being awarded at least two promotions in their service career and are not being granted with appropriate pay as has been granted to similar placed employees of Central Govt.

Considering the utter frustration of Superintendents who are languishing without any promotion for around 18/20 years and being forced to work under their natural juniors by 17 years, AIACEGEO had served a notice dated 31.12.12, on the Finance Minister of India informing about the proposed agitation starting from 24.02.13, if all the 10 points charter of demands are not accepted by 31.01.13 . The Member(P&V) has called the Association on 31.01.13 for discussions and requested its leaders to allow further time but the leaders refused to allow any more time as in every months around 100 nos. of Superintendents are retiring without getting any promotion to Gr-A. As the CBEC has failed to meet the deadline, AIACEGEO is constrained to adopt the following mode of agitation :
a. Boycott Excise Day on 24.02.13.
b. No extra work for Budget or collection of revenue to achieve target if any.
c. Only time-barring assessment work to be undertaken, & Show Cause Notices may be drafted or sent to avoid time bar if any.
d. Wearing of Black-badge from 24.02.13 to 01.03.13 & lunch hours demonstration with slogans on 01.03-2013
e. Non- attending of official duty beyond official hours and holidays (including Saturday and Sunday) etc.
f. Non preparation of drafting relating O-in-O or O-in-A or review order.
g. No protocol duty.
h. Mass resignations on 30.04.13.
The agitation will be further intensified ( if maximum of our Units are furnished their willingness to apply for mass casual leave during the last week of March 2013 or 1st week of April, 2013.)
All should try to avoid to perform any such duties , which are not statutorily required.
AICEIA has committed moral support for the above agitation, as the Cadre Review & Restructuring will provide adequate staff & officers, moreover if all the demands as raised by AIACEGEO will be accepted then all most all Inspectors will be benefited . Further these demands will surely boost the Revenue, which is primary for sustaining the developmental work undertaken by the Government.
All the Unit Secretaries are requested to serve notice upon the local authorities about observance of above agitational programme enclosing the copy of notice served by the SG on FM. All the Superintendents posted from Range Offices to Chief Commissioner Offices and all deputationists are required to join in such agitation. The lunch hours demonstrations with slogans, shouting and deliberation of speeches should be made in front of all CC offices/ Commissioner Offices/ Divisional Offices on 01.03.13 through out India..
The Unit Secretaries are also requested to(1) conduct preparatory meetings to motivate our members to join in agitation (2) make poster campaigning and (3) make press release for media coverage.
Friends please consider the present situation is do or die. If CR will not be approved within 3 months, then we have to forget the same as if election will be notified, the same will not be approved by cabinet. The Board is not in a mood to implement the in-situ scheme, which was already approved on 12.01.11 in Board meeting.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sri.PJR Sekhar is posted as CC Vizag

Sri.PJR Sekhar presently working as CC Bubaneshwar has been transferred as CC Vizag with immediat effect. He is likely to join his new place on 13.2.2013.  CLICK HERE for order.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MESSAGE FROM SG AIACEGEO


Dear friends,

again good evening.
As we all know, the first step of the current phase of our agitational programme has already started. All the members are again requested not to do any revenue mobilisation work by making extra efforts. We have to follow only "WORK TO RULE" in this regard. Only official duties are to be performed without taking any extra official work.
The authorities may force us for this work. As we all know that trade is very sensitive and awakened today on account of liberalisation policy of the government. So, kindly don't talk to them in unofficial manner to increase the revenue, don't telephone them without official work and also don't enter their premises without the official written permission duly signed by the authorised authority for this purpose. Otherwise, we all are well aware that anybody from the trade may lodge the complaint against us and none of the authorities would protect us because they are friendly to the trade and believe them only.
Kindly CIRCULATE THE MESSAGE TO ALL.
Love,
Ravi Malik.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

MEETING WITH MEMBER(P&V)- AIACEGEO


Meeting was held with Member(P&V) on 31.01.13 . DG(HRD), ADG(HRM) 
and few officials of CBEC  were present. Member(P&V) has stated that tomorrow
 the compliance to comment of FM on CR will be submitted by Board. Like CBDT,
 the CR of CBEC will be submitted to Expenditure for clearance again
 in view of the austerity measure imposed by Expenditure. In-situ scheme
 will be processed after CR is approved. Adhoc regularisations will be made after 
the hearing on contempt petition is over.  All the 43 points rose by us were discussed, 
but replies were stereo type. We have stated that CR with cut is not acceptable to us.
 In situ scheme should be considered simultaneously, all the 43 points should
 be considered immediately, otherwise we will observe the protest week, boycott  
 Excise DAY and will submit resignation on 30.04.13 and will not attend any work 
w.e.f 01.05.13.Friends - now please ready for agitation. Please do all the preliminary work
 including press release and posterings etc. AICEIA will be requested to join with us.
The local  Inspectors Association may be requested at your end to join in agitation.

-CENGOINDIA

Update by SG-Superintendents Asscn (AIACEGEO)

Update by SG-AIACEGEO along with his detailed letter to Member(P&V) on the eve of his meeting with her on 31-1-2013  is published below.
Dear friends,
Good evening.
            1. Hope that every unit should have prepared well for the forthcoming Satyagraha/agitational programme already communicated. The Ist step of this stage of our progaramme has already started in the form of not to make any extra/unofficial/out of way efforts to achieve the revenue target. We have to follow only "work to rule" in this regard without making any out of rule efforts. We also have to follow "work to rule" in regard of budget related work. As we all know that the CBEC is already short of the revenue target for the Ist half of current financial year, we have to let the authorities know the importance of the work being done by us. So, kindly give them the due message by making the programme a grand success with our all united efforts.
            (ii) As IInd step, we have to boycott the Excise day function.
            (iii) As IIIrd step, we have to bear black badges from 25.02.13 to 01.03.13.
            (iv) As IVth step, we have to make peaceful lunch hour protest on 01.03.13.
            (v) As Vth step, we have to be ready to submit resignations under protest on 30.04.13 without any hesitation.
            2. Today was a meeting with the Member (P&V) on the agenda attached herewith. Every issue was raised before her in the quite firm manner. Let's wait for the minutes. She also requested to defer our programme asking some more time to resolve our grievances. She was conveyed that it is not possible without fulfilment of our demands as we find nothing to be motivated or job-satisfied under the circumstances facing the worst career prospects for decades under the CBEC. So, friends, kindly be well prepared to give the due message to all the concerned authorities. 
 Love,
Ravi.
For Letter submitted to Member(P&V) on meeting with her on 31-1-2013 click here
http://www.scribd.com/doc/123438538/Letter-by-SG-to-Member-P-V

AI CPI-IW for December at 219. Dearness Allowance from Jan 13 confirmed at 80%

The AICPI – IW (All India Consumer price Index for industrial workers with the base as 2001=100) for the month of December 2012 has been issued by Labour Bureau. The index rose by one point and stands at 219. On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.46 per cent between .November and December compared with (–)1.01 per cent between the same two months a year ago. 80% Dearness Allowance

The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous Group which increased by 1.08 per cent, contributing 0.49 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Clothing, Bedding & Footwear and Fuel & Light groups with 1.17 and 0.92 percent respectively contributing 0.13 and 0.10 percentage points to the change. At item level , largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat Atta, Groundnut oil, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Tea (Leaf), Tea (readymade),Electricity charges, Firewood, Sweater, E.S.I. contribution, Medicine (Allopathic), Private Tution Fees, us fare, Flower/ Flower Garlands, Tailoring Charges, etc. 

With this the complete set of indices required for the calculation of DA from January 2013 is available. The DA is calcuated as the average of AICPI-IW for the last 12 months – 115.76)X100/115.76. The figure is rounded to the lower whole number. As predicted previously, the new DA from January 2013 will be 80%, a hike of 8% from the existing 72%.
 
Source:Staffcorner