ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS’ ASSOCIATION, RAJKOT BRANCH
F.No. AICEIA/RJT/1/2008 Date: 26.05.2014
The Chief Commissioner,
Central Excise Ahmedabad Zone,
Sub: Issuance of AGT 2014 orders - reg.
Sir, as your honour is already aware that the AGT 2014 orders were not issued as it was expected that the Cadre restructuring in CBEC is likely to be implemented in the month of May. The messages issued by the Chairman CBEC also informed that the notifications are expected to be issued by 23.05.2014. However the notifications are not issued and on other hand some order issued by the CBEC are also kept on hold. This gives an impression that the Cadre Restructuring process will be delayed.
Sir, Rajkot Sector comprises of three Commissionerates i.e. Central Excise Commissionerate Rajkot & Bhavnagar and Customs Preventive Commissionerate Jamnagar. The jurisdiction overseen by these Commissionerates is entire Saurashtra region. The distance from one end to other end of this region is more than 500 kms. And top of it, it boasts of very hostile and far-flung areas and vast coastline at inhospitable places where the Customs and Central Excise office are found dotted.
We are now in the last week of May and it is about time by which ideally the Annual General Transfer exercise should be over. During AGT inter-exchange or intra-exchange of the officers from one Commissionerate to another or within Commissionerate takes place. Owing to vastness of this jurisdiction, often the officers are required to shift their family and domicile, leaving little time to cope up with the situation. Shifting family and domicile accompanies with it many arduous hardship and tasks, which are not quite facile to manage. Admission for their kids/wards at a school/college, finding appropriate accommodation, getting utilities connections at a new place of posting, far away from their present posting, are some of the difficulties that stares at the officer in such event. Under the given circumstances timely issuance of AGT orders assumes great importance and provides much needed succor to the officers.
Sir, the members of this Association are quite worried and anxious on this count and therefore we urge your kind honour to issue suitable directions to the Committee to issue the AGT orders for 2014 immediately and at least orders transferring officers to / from Customs by 31st May.
Furthermore, it is sincerely requested that as the annual general transfer orders are already over delayed leading to undue hardship to the officers affected, it is once again requested to issue the AGT-2014 orders as early as possible.
Thanking you in anticipation,
(Dilip J. Pandya)
Copy to : The Commissioner, Central Excise, Rajkot. (Chairman of the Committee)