Thursday, October 23, 2014

Diwali Greetings!



AICEIA
Rajkot Branch
wishes all the members prosperity in all spheres of life.
May this new year mark the beginning of all good things.
HAPPY DIWALI
&
HAPPY NEW YEAR


Greetings to Newly Promoted Officers in the Grade of Assistant Commissioners

It is a matter of pride & pleasure for all the Group ‘B’ Officers that some of us have got their dream promotion to the grade of Assistant Commissioners. On this occasion, the undersigned, on behalf of all the members of this Association, heartily congratulates the newly promoted Assistant Commissioners and wishes them success for their future assignments. The undersigned also takes this opportunity to thank all of them for their contribution as immediate seniors in nurturing the young officers & shaping their life & career as well as requests all of them to continue to give their valuable suggestions, aid & advice and guidance to their junior officers in future as well.

Wishing you all grand success in life & career, Sir(s)! 

With sincere regards,

Rananjay Pratap Singh
Acting General Secretary

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Letter to all AOs/DDOs requesting for deduction of Membership Fees

Letter addressed to concerned AOs/DDOs of Central Excise Rajkot Commissionerate requesting for deduction of Membership Fees from salary in r/o. Inspectors. 



Letters have also been sent to all respective AOs/DDOs of Central Excise Bhavnagar and Jamnagar Customs Commissionerates for similar action.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Trade Notice No. 29/2014 and 30/2014

Trade Notices issued by the Commissioner, Central Excise, Rajkot regarding (i) Reorganization of Central Excise, Rajkot and Kutch (Gandhidham) Commissionerates and (ii) Formation of Central Excise, Kutch (Gandhidham) Commissionerate.


1. Trade Notice No. 29/2014-CE dated 07.10.2014 (Reorganization of C.Ex. Rajkot)

2. Trade Notice No. 30/2014-CE dated 07.10.2014 (Formation of C.Ex. Kutch (Gandhidham)



Tuesday, October 7, 2014



:: INVITATION ::

        All the officers and staff members of Central Excise, Customs & Service Tax, Rajkot Commissionerate are cordially invited by the newly promottee Superintendent of Central Excise and Customs in the dinner party organized on occasion of their promotion to the grade of Superintendent.

:: VENUE ::

08th October, 2014, Wednesday
07:00 pm onwards
at
Central Excise (HQ), Rajkot


Letter to Chairman, Comiittee for Cadre Restructuring, Ahmedabad Zone


Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Greetings to Newly Promoted Officers

It is a matter of great joy that a large number of members of this Association including the Office-Bearers have got their much due promotion to the grade of Superintendent. On this occasion, the undersigned, on behalf of all the members of this Association, heartily congratulates the newly promoted members of this Association as well as his team members in the Association and wishes them success for their future assignments. The undersigned also takes this opportunity to thank all of them for their contribution to the growth of this Association as well as requests all of them to continue with the bonding made in a long time. It is also requested that the esteemed members should continue to give their valuable suggestions, aid & advice and guidance in nurturing this Association in future.

Wishing you all grand success in life & career! 

Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                                   -sd-
Rananjay Pratap Singh
Organizing Secretary

Monday, September 29, 2014

Updates from Delhi



Updates from Delhi

As is known to all, the CBEC & its organizations have moved ahead on the path of Cadre Restructuring without taking into considerations the submissions made by this Association time & again. This unilateral move of CBEC has failed to deliver justice not only to Cadre but is against the aims & objectives of CR, causing a lot of litigations in the Hon’ble CAT Benches at New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai etc. This is a serious situation where either way the interest of the Cadre is at stake.

The Office-Bearers of the National Body of this Association discussed the ongoing scenario and brought the matter to the competent authority at New Delhi which in turn invited us for a discussion. It was decided that the Association would be represented by a delegation consisting of Shri Abhishek Kamal, Secretary General, Shri Devender Kumar, Liason Secretary and Shri Rananjay Pratap Singh, Vice-President representing West Zone.

The delegation called on DG (HRD) on 25.09.2014 and requested her to adopt a formula which may pave the way for smooth implementation of CR as the same is beneficial to the Cadre as well as to the Department. The delegation expressed its view that promotions should immediately be given to all the Inspectors who joined the Department before issuance of All India Merit List, but, it should not be given to the Inspectors who have joined the Department after All India Examination, without implementation of All India Seniority. The delegation apprised her regarding the stagnation continuing in Zones like Shillong, Lucknow/Meerut, Kolkata, Cochin, Jaipur, Bhopal, Patna etc. even after the implementation of Cadre Restructuring and requested her to take appropriate measures to remove the stagnation in these Zones and regional disparities in promotion. The DG (HRD) seemed convinced that in principle All India Seniority is the only way to address regional disparities in promotion to the grade of Superintendent & to remove stagnation of poor Zones, but expressed her inability in giving effect to it since SSC-1996.  On the basis of facts and figures, the delegation suggested many ways to implement All India Seniority from SSC-1996.  The DG (HRD) expressed hope that All India Seniority may be implemented from 2014, on this, the delegation asserted that the same should be from SSC-1996 itself i.e. from the time when the first batch of Inspectors was recruited on All India Basis. This was countered by DG (HRD) citing the huge inconvenience but the argument was nullified by the delegation citing the recent judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of N R Parmar v/s. Union of India where the Hon’ble Court has clarified that inconvenience can never be cited as a cause to subvert justice. The delegation also suggested a workable formulae to fill the vacant posts of Superintendents in well off Zones by way of giving promotions to the Inspectors of stagnated Zones and posting them against the vacant posts of well off Zones, but, the DG (HRD) seemed to be non-committal on this.  Discussions were also held regarding the implementation of judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of N R Parmar v/s. Union of India.

The delegation also called on other officials at North Block on 26.09.2014 and discussed the impact of Cadre Restructuring on our Cadre.  Regarding our query about uneven and unjustified posts allocations in Cadre Restructuring, nobody was able to respond.  The delegation suggested ways to address genuine grievances of the Cadre and showed its apprehensions and displeasure on poor functioning of the Study Group. It was also brought to the knowledge of the delegation that a Meeting with the Study Group may be fixed with recognized Staff Associations in the second week of October, 2014 which may be the last Meeting of the Study Group before it submits its Report. 
Apart from the above, the delegation also called on other important dignitaries, who have very crucial role to play in weeks to come in achieving the goals of the AICEIA for which the present team is committed.

Yours fraternally,

Abhishek Kamal
Secretary General