Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Representation Regarding Ambiguity in Office Order dated 29.03.2016 Issued by CCO (Customs): Reg.

To,
The Chief Commissioner,
Customs: Gujarat Zone,
2nd Floor, Custom House,
Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad-380 009.

Sir,

Sub: Ambiguity in Office Order dated 29.03.2016: Reg.

Please refer to the Office Order dated 29.03.2016 issued from F. No. II/3-2/Estt./CCO/2013 by the CCO (Customs), Ahmedabad.

In this regard, it is to intimate that the aforesaid Office Order dated 29.03.2016 appears to be ambiguous so far as the latest change in Para 4 (2) of the Transfer/Placement/Deputation Policy for Customs dated 10.06.2011 is concerned.

In this regard, it is pertinent to understand the applicability of the recent change in Para 4 (2) of the Transfer/Placement/Deputation Policy for Customs dated 10.06.2011 and the same may be done by an illustrative example which is as follows:

IMAGINATIVE LIST OF INSPECTORS OF RAJKOT SECTOR WHO HAVE LONGEST GAP IN CUSTOMS (1/3RD AS PER CUSTOMS POLICY)
S. N
Place of Posting
DOB
Seniority
Name
of the Officer
Gender
Last Relief from Customs
Date of Relieving from Customs
1
R
-
111
X
M
CH
May, 2013
2
B
-
112
Y
M
CCP
July, 2014
3
K
-
113
Z
M
SG
Oct, 2014

It is, therefore, clear that if Mr. X has not completed the required tenure of minimum 04 years from his last date of relieving from Customs so as to be considered for Customs posting in AGT-2016, the question of next officer i.e. Mr. Y or Mr. Z having completed more than 04 years from their last date of relieving from Customs does not arise at all and therefore, the Office Order which says that “However, with the condition that the officer who has not completed 04 years gap between his earlier posting in Customs would not be considered for Customs posting again in the category of longest gap and the next officer in the list would be considered…” appears to be ambiguous to this extent. In other words, if Mr. X is not eligible for re-posting in Customs on this account then, as a logical corollary Mr. Y or Mr. Z or any officer next to Mr. X will automatically become ineligible for re-posting in Customs in the category of “Longest Gap”.

It is, therefore, earnestly requested to issue necessary corrigendum of Office Order dated 29.03.2016 to bring clarity in understanding as well as implementation of the Transfer/Placement/Deputation Policy for Customs dated 10.06.2011.

Thanking you in anticipation sir,

Yours faithfully,
-Sd/- 
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)

Copy submitted to:
(1)  The Chief Commissioner, Central Excise: Ahmedabad Zone, Ahmedabad for favour of kind information please.

(2)  The Principal Commissioner / Commissioner, Customs, Ahmedabad / Jamnagar for favour of kind information please.

(3)  The Principal Commissioner / Commissioner, Customs, Mundra / Kandla for favour of kind information please.

(4)  The Principal Commissioner / Commissioner, Central Excise, Rajkot / Bhavnagar / Kutch / Audit-III Commissionerate for favour of kind information please.

(5)  Notice Board.
Yours faithfully,
-Sd/- 
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)





Sunday, March 13, 2016

Comments Regarding Amendment in Customs Transfer Policy Dated 10.06.2011: Reg.

  F. No. AICEIA/RJT/1/2008                                                                                Date: 13.03.2016

To,
The Chief Commissioner,
Customs: Gujarat Zone,
Custom House,
Ahmedabad-380 015.

Sir,

Sub: Points in Relation to Customs Policy Dated 10.06.11: Reg.

Please refer to the subject mentioned herein above.

In this regard, this Association submits that the provisions of the existing Customs Transfer Policy dated 10.06.11are well defined and the same have been adhered in their letter & spirit as well by the administration.

 However, it is learnt that various Associations have proposed the option of willingness to be introduced from AGT-2016 onwards. In this relation, this Association submits that if at all, the option of willingness is to be introduced in the Customs Policy, due care should be taken to make the process transparent and parity should be maintained in the entire Customs Zone.

          Thanking you sir,
Yours faithfully,
-Sd/- 
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mail in Response to the Representation of Some Officers of Bhavnagar Commissionerate: Reg.

Dear Comrades,

It gives me immense pleasure to share that the Comrades of Bhavnagar Commissionerate are so enthusiastic about the Central Excise Transfer/Rotation Policy-2015 dated 08.05.2015 framed for Central Excise, Ahmedabad Zone and the recent amendment dated 02.03.2016 in the same and I extend my warm greetings to you for taking pain in drafting such a wonderful & emotional letter.

All of you have charged the General Secretary of AICEIA (Rajkot Branch) for not taking into consideration the sentiments of members at Bhavnagar Commissionerate while submitting the letter dated 17.02.2016 to the Chief Commissioner, Central Excise, Ahmedabad Zone, Ahmedabad. You have also reminded him about the vast jurisdiction of Bhavnagar Commissionerate and the hardships which are faced by the officers of Bhavnagar Commissionerate. The issue which seems to have perturbed you the most is the Clause 9 in the Central Excise Transfer/Rotation Policy-2015 dated 08.05.2015 which pertains to 06 years tenure in a particular Commissionerate and which was fixed as 07 years for AGT-2015 on one time basis by the competent authority.

Comrades, it is known to all that the undersigned has himself served at Bhavnagar Commissionerate for 02 years and while posted at Audit Section for around a year, the undersigned has travelled  a lot from the length and breadth of Bhavnagar Commissionerate, so, it is needless to remind him about the jurisdiction of Bhavnagar Commissionerate.

Comrades, you have charged the undersigned for not taking into consideration the sentiments of members at Bhavnagar Commissionerate, but you failed to remember the General Body Meeting of AICEIA (Rajkot Branch) convened on 16.05.2015 wherein the Central Excise Transfer/Rotation Policy-2015 dated 08.05.2015 was appreciated by all the members present over there unanimously and without a single word of dissent. After the said GBM, the undersigned prepared a draft of the Minutes of GBM and circulated it over the Official Blog of AICEIA (Rajkot Branch) on 18.05.2015. When the undersigned did not receive any suggestion for amendment in the said draft regarding the GBM dated 16.05.2015, it was treated as finalized by all and then only, it was submitted to the administration. Nearly after passage of 15 days, the undersigned shared "Cardinal Points for AGT-2015 for Guidance of Officers in the Grade of Inspectors" on 01.06.2015 on the same Official Blog of AICEIA (Rajkot Branch). No such representation or Resolution was moved by any member at Bhavnagar Commissionerate regarding Central Excise Transfer/Rotation Policy-2015 dated 08.05.2015 at that point of time. This time no new significant changes pertaining to Clause 9 of the Central Excise Transfer/Rotation Policy-2015 dated 08.05.2015 have been made by the administration in its letter dated 02.03.2016 and so, the voices of dissent seem to be manufactured. 

Comrades, a plea against Clause 9 of Central Excise Transfer/Rotation Policy-2015 dated 08.05.2015 has been taken by you which is based upon the hardship on transfer for one year or so, but, let's remember that this year the hardship may be faced by you but, next year, the same hardship will be faced by some other Comrade and the process is eternal. Going by the logic, no transfer should be effected by the administration and the Association should do all out efforts to negate transfers. As wise & prudent officers, do you think the demand is just & may be acceptable to the administration? Comrades, lets not think about the individuals but, lets try our best to bring parity, efficiency and transparency in the administration and lets not forget that as Executive Officers, we are part of administration.

So far as the resolution dated 27.02.2016 is concerned, let me remind you that many officers have put their signatures and it is next to impossible to identify our members amongst them. Moreover, there are repeated signatures like that of Md. Manir on Sr. No. 05 as well as Sr. No. 46. as well as signature of officers presently not serving at Bhavnagar Commissionerate. It is unfortunate that such type of incidences occur and which give the administration a chance to comment upon. 

Hope the undersigned has responded to your representations/resolution in a fair manner.

With best wishes,

Fraternally yours,
-Sd/-
Rananjay Pratap Singh,
General Secretary, 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Meeting Held at CCO, Ahmedabad in Relation to AGT-2016 on 15.02.2016: Reg.

  F. No. AICEIA/RJT/1/2008                                                                               Date: 17.02.2016

To,
The Chief Commissioner,
Central Excise: Ahmedabad Zone,
Central Excise Bhavan,
Near Polytechnic,
Ahmedabad-380 015.

Sir,

         Sub: Meeting Held at CCO, Ahmedabad in Relation to AGT-2016 on 15.02.2016: Reg.

          Please refer to the subject mentioned herein above.

        In this regard, it is to intimate that this Association has received the letter dated 08.02.2016 issued by the Co-ordinator of the Committee constituted for AGT-2016 & Deputy Commissioner, CCO, Ahmedabad today only i.e. 17.02.2016. Since, there was no prior intimation regarding the aforesaid Meeting, the views of this Association in relation to AGT-2016 could not be shared with the aforesaid Committee. Had this Association been intimated regarding the aforesaid Meeting in time even by electronic media like Fax, Phone or Mail, this Association would have participated in the esteemed discussion.

         Nevertheless, this Association submits that the provisions of the existing Transfer Policy-2015 are well defined and the same may be adhered to by the administration in their letter & spirit. Moreover, changes in Transfer Policies at frequent intervals cause creation of different sets of officers to be governed by different Transfer Policies and management of data in this regard, being a cumbersome process, results in sheer wastage of time & resources ultimately hampering the smooth functioning of the administration.

        It is, therefore, earnestly requested that adherence of the existing Transfer Policy may be given preference over creation of new Transfer Policy in the larger interest of all the concerned.

          Thanking you sir,
Yours faithfully,
-Sd/- 
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)

Copy submitted to:

(1) The Chief Commissioner, Customs: Gujarat Zone, Ahmedabad for favour of kind information please.

(2) The Chairman, Committee for AGT-2016 & Principal Commissioner, Service Tax, Ahmedabad for favour of kind information please.

(3) The Member, Committee for AGT-2016 & Principal Commissioner, Central Excise, Rajkot for favour of kind information please.

(4) The Member, Committee for AGT-2016 & Commissioner, Central Excise, Ahmedabad-III Commissionerate, Ahmedabad for favour of kind information please.

(5) The Member, Committee for AGT-2016 & Commissioner, Audit-II Commissionerate, Ahmedabad for favour of kind information please.

(6) Notice Board/Official Blog of AICEIA (Rajkot Branch).

Yours faithfully,
-Sd/- 
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)


Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year Greetings



A NEW YEAR, A NEW START & A NEW WAY TO GO!

WISHING YOU ALL A SUCCESSFUL, PROSPEROUS & GLORIOUS NEW YEAR-2016!

With fraternal regards,
-Sd/-
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

JCM at Rajkot Commissionerate on 18.01.2016: Reg.

Dear Comrades,

It is to intimate that JCM has been fixed at 16:30 hrs on 18.01.2016 in the Conference Hall, Rajkot Commissionerate. 

It is, therefore, requested to share your grievances, if any, in writing with the undersigned or with the President for onward submission of the same to the competent authority for redressal. The points, if any, for discussion with the competent authority may be submitted in writing latest by 11:00 hrs on 04.01.2016.


With fraternal regards,
-Sd/-
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Black Badge Protest on 27.11.2015 Against the Retrograde Recommendations of 7th CPC: Reg.


 F. No. AICEIA/RJT/1/2008        
 Date: 23.11.2015

To,
The Chief Commissioner,
Central Excise: Ahmedabad Zone,
Central Excise Bhavan,
Near Polytechnic,
Ahmedabad-380 015.

Sir,

Sub: Notice for Black Badge Protest on 27.11.2015 Against the Retrograde Recommendations of 7th CPC: Reg.

Please refer to the subject mentioned above.

In this regard, it is to intimate that the National Body of AICEIA affiliated to the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has, in support of the Confederation, given a Call to participate in protest by wearing Black Badges on duty on 27.11.2015. The members of this Branch of AICEIA will adhere to the Call given by its National Body. The letter dated 22.11.2015 written by Shri Abhishek Kamal, Secretary General, AICEIA & addressed to the Chairman, CBEC, New Delhi along with the Press Statement dated 20.11.2015 issued by National Joint Council of Action is attached herewith for ready reference.

Yours faithfully,
-Sd/- 
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)
Encl. As above.(03 Pages)

Copy submitted to:
(1)  The Chief Commissioner, Customs: Gujarat Zone, Ahmedabad for favour of kind information please.

(2)  The Principal Commissioner/Commissioner, Central Excise & Service Tax, Rajkot / Bhavnagar / Kutch / Audit-III & Customs, Jamnagar / Kandla / Mundra for favour of kind information please.

     (3)  Official Blog of AICEIA (Rajkot Branch).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

JCM at Customs (Preventive), Jamnagar Commissionerate on 19.11.2015: Reg.

Dear Comrades,

It is to intimate that JCM has been fixed by the Commissioner, Customs (Preventive), Jamnagar Commissionerate on 19.11.2015 in the Chamber of Additional Commissioner, Customs (Preventive), Jamnagar Commissionerate. 

It is, therefore, requested to share your grievances, if any, with the undersigned or with the President or with Shri Nishit Buddhdev for redressal of the same. The JCM may be attended by the undersigned & Shri Nishit Buddhdev.

Looking forward to meet you tomorrow!

With fraternal regards,
-Sd/-
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Diwali & New Year Greetings



This Association (AICEIA, Rajkot Branch) wishes the officers/staff of the Department and their families a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali & New Year. On this pious occasion, let us pledge to dedicate ourselves to the service of the Nation and uphold the high values and ideals that inspire the service.


With sincere regards,
(-Sd/-)
(Rananjay Pratap Singh)