Message by Shri Ajit K. G., Secretary General, AICEIA :
Withdrawal of Call Not to Attend Office on 29th, 30th and 31st March' 13
Following meetings of Associations representing Inspectors and Superintendents held with the CBEC Chairperson, Member(P&V), DGHRD and ADG(HRM) today, and letter issued by the Member(P&V) to this Association requesting for calling of the Agitation, the AICEIA, in consultation with the AIACEGEO, has decided to withdraw the call to its members not to attend office on 29th, 30th and 31st March'13. It has been assured by the CBEC at the highest level that all issues being repeatedly agitated before them are receiving serious attention and all efforts being made to address our grievances. To begin with, a meeting of the AICEIA office bearers has been scheduled with the DGHRD, CBEC on 04.04.13 to devise modalities to do away with regional disparities in promotions of Inspectors to Superintendents of Central Excise. It has also been informed by the CBEC that the Cadre Restructuring proposals have been cleared by the Revenue Secretary and the same is presently awaiting approval of the Finance Minister, which is expected to come shortly.
The AICEIA was represented in today's meetings by the President, Secretary General and Organising Secretary.
All Circle and Branch Secretaries are requested to inform Chief Commissioners / Commissioners accordingly, and inform all memers of the latest developments.
AICEIA congratulates the Inspectors across the country and all office bearers who tirelessly mobilised support for this movement which alone has resulted in the issues concerning our cadre being addressed with the current urgency shown by the Board. Please do keep up the morale and this spirit to agitate with even more intensity if our just demands are not met very soon, and assurances given to us not fulfilled.
Ajit Kumar K G
Text of letter addressed to Chairperson, CBEC withdrawing the current agitation
F. No. AICEIA/ CBEC/ Agitation/2013 New Delhi, dated 28.03.2013
Central Board of Excise and Customs
New Delhi 110 001
Sub.:Not attending office on Holidays – Reg
Please refer to this Association’s letter of even no. dated 20.03.13 and the letter issued by the Member (P&V), CBEC, New Delhi under F. No. OSD/MPV/Inspector Asso. dated 22.03.13 on the captioned subject, and letter issued today by the ADG (HRM), DGHRD, CBEC conveying scheduling of meeting of the DGHRD, CBEC with office bearers of this Association on 04.04.13 to address the issue of regional disparities in promotions of Inspectors to Superintendents of Central Excise across various Cadre Control Zones.
Following the referred letter issued by the CBEC requesting this Association to call off the Agitation, and the assurances given to the Associations in the course of today’s meeting with your goodself, the Member (P&V), and the DGHRD, the call given to the members of this Association not to attend office on 29th, 30th and 31st March’13 is withdrawn.
However, this Association reiterates that cadre of Inspector of Central Excise continues to be highly agitated and demoralized on account of the abject stagnation being faced by it, the absolute lack of promotional avenues, and the disparities within and among the three streams of Inspector of Central Excise/ Preventive Officer of Customs/ Examiner of Customs, and it is hoped that the move initiated today by the Board to address the same, in response to this Association’s demand, would be taken forward in right earnest and a lasting solution to the same would be found very soon as assured by your goodself today.
(Ajit Kumar K G)
Copy submitted to the Member (P&V), CBEC, New Delhi with reference to the above referred letter dated 22.03.13 issued by her.