Thursday, September 4, 2014

Draft Transfer Policy for Rajkot Sector for Cadre Restructuring.



DRAFT TRANSFER POLICY FOR RAJKOT SECTOR FOR CADRE RESTRUCTURING

A combined meeting of the members of All India Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers’ Association (Rajkot Unit) & All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association (Rajkot Branch) was held on 24.08.2014 at Central Excise Bhavan, Rajkot wherein the impact of Cadre Restructuring was discussed in detail and it was so decided by the members that views/comments may be called from them and based on the same, a draft Transfer Policy be prepared for Cadre Restructuring by the Committee constituted in this regard. It was also decided that another meeting be held on 28.08.2014 and the members were requested to submit their views/comments by then.

In pursuance of the agenda of the Meeting dated 24.08.2014, some of the members submitted their views and comments on the proposed draft Transfer Policy and as deliberated, another meeting of the members of both the Associations was held on 28.08.2014 at Central Excise Bhawan, Rajkot. In the said Meeting, based upon the views/comments submitted by the members, a draft Transfer Policy was framed the Committee constituted in this regard.

The draft Transfer Policy was put up on the Blog of the AICEGEO (Rajkot Unit) and the respected members gave their valuable suggestions and accordingly, some amendments have been made in the draft Transfer Policy.

Keeping in view the vast geographical area & peculiar service conditions, Transfer Policy for Rajkot Sector for “Cadre Restructuring” is proposed as herein below:

(i) Officers who are willing to work in the newly created formations may be given priority. For this, willingness of all the officers working in the present formations may be called for by the administration. All those officers willing to work at newly created formations, to the extent possible and subject to availability of vacancy, may be accommodated at their willing formations and those officers willing to be repatriated to their parent Commissionerate may be accommodated at their parent Commissionerate either during the course of ‘Cadre Restructuring’ or latest by AGT-2015, subject to the Transfer Policy under which their previous transfer was effected. Option regarding willingness may be exercised on one time basis & thereafter, there may be no scope for change of parent Commissionerate in future;

(ii) To minimize the displacement of officers of Rajkot Sector, the officers coming from other Sector or Zone may be posted to newly created formations against the vacancy;

(iii) If there is shortage of officers, even after conduct of above exercise,  newly promoted officers may be posted to newly created formations provided those officers have completed at least two years in their parent Commissionerate including SEZ’s, irrespective of the grade and if the number of newly promoted officers exceeds the number of vacancies, then, the junior most among them should be preferred first for transfer & posting to newly created formations;

(iv) If there is shortage of officers, even after conduct of above exercise, then, all those officers, who have not been transferred on being promoted or recruited since 2009 as per the existing Transfer Policy framed in 2009, may be posted to newly created formations and if their number exceeds the number of vacancies, then, the junior most among them should be preferred first for transfer & posting to newly created formations;

(v) If there is shortage of officers, even after conduct of above exercise, then, junior most officers in their respective grade, who have not been transferred to outside jurisdiction of their parent Commissionerate, may be posted to newly created formations;

(vi)Tenure of officers posted to newly created formations under any of the aforementioned categories except clause (i) may be of one year and facility of repatriation may not be available to those officers who opt to work in the newly created formations as per their willingness;

(vii) Officers from the existing formations may be proportionately displaced to fill up the vacancy of the newly created formations;

(viii) Criteria of Sensitive & Non-Sensitive posting should be followed as per the “History of Posting” of the officer concerned and they may be given posting according to the existing Policy even on displacement to newly created formations;

(ix) Rotation between Central Excise & Service Tax should be done so as to give equal exposure & opportunity to all the officers;

(x) Before issuance of final Orders, due list of all the officers being considered for posting to newly created formations or rotation in the existing formations be placed on the Notice Board well in advance and a copy of the same should be provided to the recognized Associations;

(xi) No ground for exemption from posting to newly created formations should be entertained before the publication of the Due List. Representations may be entertained after the publication of the Due List & with the consultation of the recognized Associations;

(xii) Representations, if any, should be disposed of with the time frame as laid down by the Department of Personnel & Training and the outcome thereof, should be brought to the notice of the officer concerned;

(xiii) Exemptions, if any, being considered by the administration should be brought to the notice of the concerned Association before being finalized and the reasons for the same should categorically be mentioned in the Note Sheet;

(xiv) Any deviation/relaxation on whatever ground from the principles as laid down in the Transfer Policy may be done by the Committee of Commissioners of Rajkot Sector and with the prior written approval of the concerned Chief Commissioner;

(xv) This Transfer Policy shall be applicable only for ‘Cadre Restructuring’ and once, the formations come into existence, a new Transfer Policy shall be framed.

This draft Transfer Policy restricted for “Cadre Restructuring” is being submitted herewith to the administration for their kind consideration.

  (D. J. PANDYA)                                                 (G. K. JHALA)
General Secretary                                            General Secretary

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Letter to Commissioner, C.Ex. Rajkot for Convening of JCM



F. No. AICEIA/RJT/1/2008                                                              Date: 21.08.2014

To,
The Commissioner,
Central Excise & Customs,
Race Course Ring Road,
Rajkot-360 001.

Sir,

Sub: Convening of Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM): Reg.

Your kind attention is invited to the various CBEC letters issued from F. No. B.12017/05/2008-Ad.IV.A dated 18.01.2010, 02.03.2012, 07.11.2012 wherein it is emphasized that the JCM at all levels i.e. Commissionerate/Division levels should be held at regular intervals in order to effectively redress various grievances of the staff members. However, it is observed that the JCM has not been convened at CCE, Rajkot for a long time.

It is therefore requested to convene the JCM as soon as possible in order to ensure timely & effective resolution of staff side grievances and to maintain harmonious employer-employee relations.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,


  (P.P. Thakar)
      President

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Independence Day.


AICEIA Rajkot Branch 
wishes all the members

68th 
Happy Independence Day



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Extending of support to the agitation program given by the Superintendents Association

F.No. AICEIA/RJT/1/2008                                                                                    Date: 13.08.2014

To,
The Chief Commissioner,
Central Excise,
Ahmedabad.

Respected Sir,

Sub :    Extending of support to the agitation program given by the All India Association Of Central Excise And Customs Gazzeted Executive Officers  :Rajkot Unit
           Kindly refer to the letter dated 11th August, 2014 of the All India Association Of Central Excise And Customs Gazzeted Executive Officers, Rajkot Unit wherein the agenda and program for agitation has been given.

In this connection, it is to submit that this Association also extends it’s support to the program given by the All India Association Of Central Excise And Customs Gazzeted Executive Officers, Rajkot Unit.


Yours faithfully,



(D.J. Pandya)
Sectretary
Copy submitted to :

The Commissioner, Central Excise, Rajkot.


Letter to Chief Commissioner with regard to transfer of Inspector from Customs to Central Excise

F.No. AICEIA/RJT/1/2008                                                                Date: 13.08.2014

To,
The Chief Commissioner,
Central Excise,
Ahmedabad.

Respected Sir,

Sub :   Estt. Order No. 42/2014 dated 8th August, 2014 issued by the Additional Commissioner (CCO), Central Excise, Ahmedabad : Matter regarding.

            Kindly refer to the Estt. Order No. 42/2014 dated 8th August, 2014 issued by the Additional Commissioner (CCO), Central Excise, Ahmedabad 5 Inspectors have been transferred from Customs, Gujarat Zone, Ahmedabad to Central Excise and against them 5 Inspectors have been posted to the Customs, Gujarat Zone, Ahmedabad.

This Association welcomes the step taken by the administration for considering the genuine requests of the Inspectors of Ahmedabad Sector by repatriating them to Central Excise zone. However, it is to submit that a few requests of the Inspectors of Rajkot Commissionerate are pending with the authority for transfer from Customs to Central Excise. These requests are also genuine and merits consideration. One of the Inspectors namely Shri Ketan Dave has sought the transfer to Rajkot Commissionerate on the ground that his daughter is studying in Standard 12. The issue was also discussed in the meeting held on 3rd July, 2014 with the Committee headed by the Chief Commissioner and also with the Additional Commissioner (CCO), Customs / Central Excise during our visit on 16th July, 2014. However, the genuine cases of Inspectors of Rajkot Commissionerate are yet left un-attended.

In light of the above, it is once again requested to kindly consider the genuine cases of Inspectors of Rajkot Sector for transfer to Central Excise.


Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,



(D.J. Pandya)
Sectretary
Copy submitted to :


The Chief Commissioner, Customs, Gujarat Zone with a request to positively consider the requests for repatriation as mentioned above.

Friday, August 8, 2014

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 06.08.2014 AT RAJKOT



F. No. AICEIA/RJT/1/2008                                                              Date: 07.08.2014  

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 06.08.2014 AT RAJKOT

The President warmly welcomed the Chief Guest Shri G K Jhala, General Secretary, AICEGEO (Rajkot Unit) as also the members of this Association and declared the meeting open.

Shri G K Jhalla, Superintendent thanked this Association for the respect & regard shown and pledged that both the Associations shall work in tandem to achieve the desired goals. He motivated the members for giving their best to the Department & to shun the selfish attitude so as to make the Association strong.

The Organizing Secretary welcomed the members especially those who came here travelling a distance of 200 km to participate in the Meeting and emphasized the need for broadening the base of the Organization in view of the challenges ahead. The Organizing Secretary, who is also holding the post of National Vice-President of AICEIA apprised the members regarding the recent developments at national level especially about the Cadre Restructuring & its impact.

The Organizing Secretary invited the members to share their experiences & grievances and to offer suitable suggestions for the general welfare of the members of this Association. In response to the same, the members expressed their grievances & also offered suggestions for the better working conditions. In view of the same, following resolutions were passed unanimously and the members authorized the President to get the grievances resolved at the earliest:

(1)  Conduct of JCM at the earliest;
(2)  Compliance of the terms & conditions of the Agreement by the Canteen Operator;
(3)  Rotation of Ministerial Staff to ensure transparency & efficiency;
(4)  Framing of Policy for tenure at Service Tax;
(5)  Restriction on allocation of ministerial work to Executive Cadre;
(6)  Maintenance of Emergency Exit Doors;
(7)  Deployment of Private Security Guards or Group ‘C’ at Entry/Exit Gate for adequate security of Office premises & Quarters;
(8)  CCTV Cameras to be installed at all floors as well as at Entry/Exit & Reception and CCTV access be given to GSO with his Chamber at Ground Floor;
(9)  Renovation of Office Building and Quarters especially at Gondal Road & Kalawad Road;
(10)  Restriction on the unauthorized use of office premises as parking area;
(11)  Cleaning of toilets & stairs in the office to make it more hygienic;
(12)  Provision of basic infrastructure at all Sections/Office especially at remote areas; and
(13)  GSO/PRO Chambers be shifted at Ground Floor.


Nomination of Divisional Representatives was also done and the following members have been shouldered with the responsibility to make the membership drive more effective & successful:

(1)  Shri Rajesh Mishra, Division-I, Rajkot;
(2)  Shri Rakesh B. Dhruv, Division-II, Rajkot;
(3)  Shri Mridanshu Shekhar Gandive, Service Tax Division (Rajkot);
(4)  Shri Amit Kumar, Gandhidham (Central Excise & Service Tax); and,
(5)  Shri Y P Bhayani, Jamnagar (Central Excise & Service Tax).

              The President thanked the members for their continued faith in the Association and pledged to make the Association stronger than ever before.


 (Rananjay Pratap Singh)                                                                   (Piyush Thakar)
   Organizing Secretary                                                                           President

Copy submitted to: The Commissioner, Central Excise & Customs, Rajkot.