Friday, October 3, 2008

  • Circular- 07/08

    Comrades,

    Right after publication of the Pay Commission’s Notifications on August 29th we launched a vigorous effort to streamline our response and to strengthen our unity to go all-out for the justifiable demands.
    The All India Association submitted its representation on:
    Revision of pay anomaly/restoration of pay for Inspectors
    Fixation of pre revised pay-scale of 6500-10500 from 01.01.1996
    The leadership of the Association rushed to Delhi on 7th of September 2008 to pursue various Pay Commission related issues in addition to the above points. The organization specifically pointed out to the Board officials on what ground should NFSG be applicable to Inspectors for whom A.C.P has already been awarded.
    On 8th of September we confirmed that Board and D.O.P.M have taken up the issue of Revision of pay anomaly/restoration of pay for Inspectors and were trying to solve it as quickly as possible. We went to Ad-IVA and enquired about the expected meeting with the Chairman and specifically asked them about the intention of Board for calling the cadre organizations at this point of time. It was given to understand that depending upon various communications for holding O.C.M under J.C.M scheme; Board is to conduct this type of meeting which was already communicated to our President.
    We enquired about our revised recruitment rules in AD-III B and the issue of effective Date for granting promotion/A.C.P in AD-IIIA, we are told that the issue has been sent to D.O.P&T for clarification.
    On 16th and 17th of September we went to Delhi again to pursue the above issues and to submit points for discussion with the Chairman on 25th of September, ’08 as the last Date for submission of points was 16th of September.

    C.E.C. MEETING AT TRICHY

    C.E.C meeting in Trichy held in 19th and 20th of September 2008 in Hotel Femina at Tiruchi, The meeting started with the welcome Address by the President of Tiruchi unit Comrade Balraj. After that President of the Association addressed the open session. From the organizational angle this meeting emerged as the most successful meeting in the recent years as a total of six more units have joined the organization in this meeting which are duly approved by the C.E.C. The units are:
    Bihar & Jharkhand Circle
    Rajasthan Circle
    Punjab, Hariana & Chandigarh Circle
    Goa Circle
    Lucknow Branch,
    Allahabad Branch
    The First two units were physically present in the meeting, third and fourth unit joined All India association with written communication, other two units have communicated to the S.G. regarding their eagerness to join the CEC of the All India Association but owing to some constraints they could not attend the meeting. We thank every office bearer who labored hard to create a single organization through out India. Special thanks to our Ex-Secretary General and President.
    The Secretary General –in-charge read out the Action Taken Report and placed the report for discussion which is now attached with this circular. A committee was constituted by the President to consolidate various points pertaining to the 6th Pay-Commission even though the next agenda was to accept/ elect Secretary General (as our Constitution stipulates that whenever a vacant post arises that should be filled up in the next C.E.C) yet this particular business was in-ordinately delayed.
    After detailed discussion the meeting decided to request Com. R. Manimohan to join and address the C.E.C on the next day. It was also decided to hold the Convention in the last week of November or first week of December at Vapi/Damman.
    On the final day the discussion on ATR started . The President invited the Circles/Branches to express their opinion..

A resolution was passed wherein Com. Kousik Roy was entrusted with the powers and functions of the Secretary General. The resolution was signed by both of the President and newly elected Secretary General. In the mean time Com. R. Manimohan addressed the C.E.C and C.E.C in return congratulated him for the priceless service he has rendered to the Association over the last one and half decade.
Discussion on ATR was completed. The President declared that the ATR is accepted with some changes.
After that discussion on various resolutions started.
Important of them were:
· Restoration of pay of Inspectors
· Inspectors replacement scale should be 7500
· Fixation of pre revised pay-scale of 6500-10500 from 01.01.1996
· Immediate solution on uniform allowances
· Clarification on N.F.S.G should be given by government of India So that it should be made available to A.C.P recipients
· Solution of the dispute of Gangavaram Port (Minor Port)
· Solution of grievous problem cropped up for some unwanted vigilance cases in Surat and in Daman
· Infrastructural problems of Vapi and Daman.
· Release of three days pay for the strike held in 1998 and the subsequent entry in the service book should be removed.
The meeting discussed about the strike ballot that is to be taken in the month of November as the Central Government employees had affirmed a stir against the Government for the anomalies in the 6th Pay Commission. It was decided a wide spread campaigning will be done and the web site of the Confederation of Central Government Employees will be consulted for the demand and other things.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Com. Shishir Kumar Agnihotri one of the senior leader of the C.E.C.
However, in-cosultation with the President Sri Sumon Chakraborty has been nominated as Treasurer of the Association for the interim period.

MEETING WITH THE CHAIRMAN
Meeting with the Chairman C.B.E.C was slated to be held at 12.00 ‘O’ clock on 25.09.2008. We were invited 15 minutes earlier to the scheduled time and our discussion concluded by 12.50 hours.
We have already submitted our points to the C.E.C members in the Tiruchi C.E.C meeting, in addition to that we have sent one addendum for revision of Pay of Inspectors. The discussion and various decisions of the board is placed underneath:
Point no.1 REVISION OF PAY FOR INSPECTORS : JOINT SECRETARY (Admn,) replied that the file went to expenditure.

Point No. 2 ANOMALY IN FIXATION OF PAY OF 1992 BATCH INSPECTORS:
Board expressed its seriousness of sending the issue once again to D.O.P&T for clarification.
Point No. 3 FIXATION OF PRE REVISED PAY SCALE FROM 01.01.1996:
It appeared to us that we were able to convince board about the gravity of the issue, Board expressed its concern over the issue and decided to send it to Expenditure once again.
Point No. 4 CLARIFICATION REQUIRED FOR NON-FUNCTIONAL SELECTION GRADE
At the out set board had rejected the issue on the ground that this is not meant for the A.C.P. recipient officers, we argued that the criteria for getting the benefit of grade pay Rs 5400/- are:

i) The incumbent should be a Group B officer
ii) He should have completed 4 years of regular service in the scale of 7500-12000 (attributed with a grade pay of Rs. 4800/-)

In terms of Board’s Order F.No. O-8013/100/2003-IHB dated 11.12.03 & 24.10.07 read with DOP&T’s Instructions/Notification SO.No. 332 dated 20.04.98, the post of Inspector, Central Excise under CBEC was reclassified as Group B (Non Gazetted) w.e.f 11.12.03. Therefore, since in Point No. 1(x)d of the Resolution of the Government of India dated 29.08.08 in respect of the recommendations of the sixth CPC only the term ‘Group B officer’ has been mentioned, an Inspector of Central Excise who is a Group B officer and has been granted the scale of 7500-12000 by virtue of ACP should be eligible for getting the higher grade pay of Rs. 5400/- if he completes 4 years of regular service in the scale of 7500-12000 (attributed with a grade pay of Rs. 4800/-) in the same manner as that of a Superintendent of Central Excise. So there should not be any bar in getting the revised benefit granted to that scale on a non-functional basis.
Thereupon Board decided to forward the file to D.O.P&T for a clarification.

· Point No. 5 Grant of proper equipment and maintenance allowance for three sets of uniforms for personnel in Customs.
At the out set we stated that the allowances are too low to maintain and to purchase uniforms. Board asked us about our demand. We submitted that we have already raised our demand through our letter dated 25.04.2008 that it should be on par with the other uniformed services.
It was argued (depending on the decision taken by our Association in the Bangalore C.E.C) that the uniform allowances are not needed for Central Excise and Service-Tax and it can be continued in Customs only if proper allowances are paid.
However, President commented that once the rectification of the allowances comes into effect then only our cadre should start wearing uniform regularly.
Board resolved to look into the issue.
· Point No. 6 Grant of Rummaging allowances for Officials posted in Customs area on par with the Officials of Customs.
Board decided to examine the issue.

· Point No. 7 Grant of Local Travel Expenses for Inspectors on par with the Inspectors of Income Tax.
We have argued that inspectors of Income Tax are getting thirty litter of petrol as L.T.E and this facility should be extended to Inspectors of Central Excise and Customs.
Board decided to check up the issue.
Point No. 8 Grant of Risk Allowance for Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs :

considering the risks attached to their duties and responsibilities Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs should be provided this allowance; Board decided to look at the issue.
· Point No. 9 Steps to Be Taken For Removal of Acute stagnation in Inspector Cadre.
Board informed us that a High Powered Committee has already been set up and all the associations will meet the Committee to express their views.

· Point No. 10 Abolition of Control Rooms And Uniform In C.Ex and Service Tax
It was argued that considering the shortage pf manpower at the level of Inspectors and the present day communication system deploying Inspectors in Control Rooms and pressurizing them for protocol Duties is a sheer wastage.. These two works can easily be performed by the Hawaldars and Head Hawaldars who has already upgraded to Group ‘C’.
If there is no Control Room & Protocol Duty then the necessity of wearing uniforms becomes redundant.
Point No. 11 Revision of promotion quota between Supdts of Central Excise and Supdts of Customs to posts ofAssistant Commissioners as per present Cadre Strengths.
It was discussed at length that Inspectors of Central Excise get a lesser chance in the event of promotion ion the grade of assistant Commissioner/ Deputy Commissioner whilst some of our counter parts in the Customs getting promotion to the grade of Joint Commissioner. The ratio of 6:1:2 should be changed immediately.
Board’s Reply : Board informed us that a High Powered Committee has already been set up and all the associations will meet the Committee to express their views.

· Point No. 12 Merger Of Excise And Customs.
The Association demanded merger of excise and customs with base cadre seniority from 1996.
Board’s Reply : Board Decided to examine the issue along with the High powered committee.
· POINT NO. 13 INTER-COMMISSIONERATE TRANSFERS
It’s a long pending demand. We have argued that all the cadres have the facility to be posted in and around their home town; even the newly recruited inspectors are being given option of their choice of posting except 2004, ’05, ’06 batch of directly recruited Inspectors.
Board’s Argument: Depending upon previous experience, once the employee gets the transfer, he goes to Court demanding original seniority. Board will try to examine the issue further.
President Commented that Board can instruct the field formation to give priority to the applicants deputation postings at least.
Board agreed to the proposal given by the president.
· POINT NO. 14 JCM at Commissionerate and at the Departmental level.
Board’s Reply : Board had already issued one standing instruction to all the formations, it will issue another instruction within a short while.
· POINT NO. 15 TRANSPARENT TRANSFER POLICY.
Board’s Reply : Board had collected all most all transfer posting policies now running through out India; it is not possible to form an uniform transfer posting policy as the ground reality is different in different places, still if there is any deviation from the agreed transfer posting policy board will take care of that.
· POINT NO. 16 "COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENTS:
Board’s Reply : Board has nothing to do, as far as the percentage and the year bar is concerned have been fixed by the government of India.
Our Comment : Board can convey to the next higher forum about the issue and the demand. President suggested that for those dependants to whom the appointment cannot be extended, board can at least arrange for Xerox Machine, Tea vending machine, Coffee Vending machines inside the different Custom Houses which may fetch some lively hood to the bereaved families.
Board’s Comment: It’s a nice proposal; already this type of experiment has been started by Govt. of India. The proposal may be submitted in writing
· POINT NO. 17 ISSUE OF UNIQUE GPF ACCOUNT NUMBERS.
Board’s Reply : Board is working hard with C G A to solve the problem and appreciated the letter already submitted by the Association.

· POINT NO. 18 SEPARATE ORGANISATIONAL SET UP FOR ATTENDING TO QUESTIONS UNDER THE RTI ACT.
Board’s Reply : The work is going on .
· POINT NO. 19 RISK INTELLIGENCE NETWORK MECHANISM AT COMMISSIONERATE LEVEL TO INTER-CHANGE DATA RELATED TO DIRECT AND INDIRECT TAXES TO INVESTIGATE IN PROFESSIONAL METHOD.
Board’s Reply : The work is going on .
· POINT NO. 20 INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FORMATIONS.
Board’s Reply : Board has instructed every field formation for proper infrastructure to be set up without any negligence, Still if the cadre organization feels that there is some problem in some area they can inform the Board.
· POINT NO. 21 PERIODICAL TRAINING ON ALL FIELDS OF ACTIVITIES.
Board’s Reply : The Director NACEN has already instructed to hold periodical training. Further instructions would be issued on the basis of the responsible demand made by the Association.

· POINT NO. 22 DUTY LIST FOR ALL OFFICIALS SERVING IN CBEC.

Board’s Reply : Duty list of Every category of officers are being prepared. It will come within a short while.

In addition to the above two more points were taken up:
Vigilance cases in different field formations unduely delayed to be sorted out at the earliest:
Board’s Reply : The instruction had already been issued. Any shortcomings may be informed to the Board
Three (3) days pay cut and comments on service book for the 1998 strike:
The Association clearly pointed out that due to Three (3) days strike in 1998 a no. of officers had lost their Three (3) days salary and in addition to that some over enthusiasistic ofiicers have registered their comment on service book of the individual officers.
Board’s Comment: It’s a issue which can not be discussed, the dispute is well discussed with the organization earlier. However, Association can seek a fresh look by submitting one letter.

Meeting with the high powered Committee

Depending upon our representation seeking an appointment near the High Powered Committee, Chairman of that Committee Mrs. Chitra Gourilal gave us an appointment at 17.00 hours on 25th of September.
At the out set we requested for
· a separate service and then a separate service rule, where separate cadre can be maintained for Inspector and Superintendent and the Assistant Commissioner & Deputy Commissioner,
Committee suggested for change of ratio of promotion to 16:1:1
· It was submitted by our President that the change of ratio can be made effective from 1996 to 2008 and after that a separate service may be introduced.
Committee suggested that merger of cadre is eventual at the time of preparing common seniority least:
· It was submitted that merger is acceptable by the Association only if the base cadre seniority from 1996 has been taken into consideration.
· If merger is not at all possible then a separate service can be created within Central Excise.
The discussion went for one hour and 10 minutes, we have submitted various documents to the committee, Committee asked for a detail suggestion from the Association and President of our Association agreed to give that suggestion.


For the revised pay scale of Inspectors we have spoken to the expenditure, hope this issue will be solved within a short while; we are constantly monitoring the progress of the issue.

The Convention of the Association is fixed at Vapi (DAMAN) on 10th 11th and 12th of December 2008.
Detail notification on this issue will be issued shortly.

20 comments :

P.Sarkar said...

I am happy to know that the Federation has brought the issues (revision of pay scale, granting of grade pay of 5400/-, creating better promotional opportunities etc.) concerning the Inspectors of Central Excise before the Board. I sicerely hope that these issues would be pursued with great zeal and earnest and it would bear fruit soon. I wish our federation the best of luck.

Nair said...

Happy to read the above comments.
Need of the hour is whole hearted attempt to first fix the scale as 7450 with rade pay of Rs. 4600/-on the grounds of functional difference with Tax assistants/
Senior tax assistants.Then try to implement the 6500 scale wef 01-01-96 instead of puting all the eggs into one basket. Systematic approach will go a long way in solving the issues.

Rajendra said...

It is indeed very heartening to know that our Association still exits......Regular updates on developments will be most appreciated by cadre. take a leaf or two from Income Tax Executive Officers Assocn.

subhash said...

Its very glad to know that Association is working for the grade upgradation, its a ray of hope for the direct recruits after 01.01.2006......regular updates on the developments will be highly appreciated.

AICEIA said...

Com. Rajendra,
I don't know where are you posted and what contribution you have for this organisation except your monthly contribution, be positive and try to track down what your leadership is doing if you want more information pl. give your mail address and email I.D. but for god's shake don't make any stupid comment in an open forum like this blog which are being viewed by some of the Board officials also.
Comradely
Kousik

Bhai said...

Mr. Secretary General Sir,
Thanks for your effort for placing the legitimate demands/clarifications of the cadre to the proper forum.The scale of the Inspectors should immediately be upgraded & the pre-revised scale should be given effect from 01.01.96.But the Point No.4 of your discussion with the Chairman is not properly presented as it is not a case of NFSG. It is a plain & simple case of Group B Officers qualifying for the higher GP of 5400 after completion of 4 years in the GP of 4800 and in the pre-revised scale of 7500-12000 and doesn't require any DPC.

P.Sarkar said...

bhai is absolutely correct in pointing out that getting higher grade pay of 5400/- is not a case of NFSG at all. In fact referring to it as NFSG makes it complicated for the Inspectors who have reached the scale of 7500-12000 through ACP to get the higher grade pay after 4 years since there is already a clarification of DOP&T which states that NFSG may only be granted to those who hold such post and not to somebody who reaches that scale merely through ACP. So our Federation should be careful in their choice of words in future while representing this issue.

sunil santosh said...

I am a direct recruit Inspector, joined the Department on 27.10.2006 in the pay scale of 6500-200-10500. In terms Rule 8 of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008 my pay has been fixed to Rs, 13500/- on my date of joining.

There is a serious anomaly in the pay fixation of Inspectors appointed after 1.1.2006, which needs urgent attention and clarification.

Please refer to Rule 8 of CCS (Revised pay) Rules 2008, which stipulates that

“Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure of employees appointed as fresh recruits on or after 1.1.2006 – Section II of Part A of the First Schedule of these Rules indicates the entry level pay in the pay band at which the pay of direct recruits to a particular post carrying a specific grade pay will be fixed on or after 1.1.2006.

This will also be applied in the case of those recruited between 1.1.2006 and the date of issue of this Notification. In such cases, where the emoluments in the pre-revised pay scale(s) [i.e., basic pay in the pre-revised pay scale(s) plus Dearness Pay plus Dearness Allowance applicable on the date of joining] exceeds the sum of the pay fixed in the revised pay structure and the applicable dearness allowance thereon, the difference shall be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments in pay.”


PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800)
Grade pay Pay in the Pay Band Total
4,200 9,300 13,500
4,600 12,540 17,140
4,800 13,350 18,150


As Inspectors in the pay scale of 6500-200-10,500 are given a grade Pay of Rs.4200, initial pay according to the table is Rs. 13,500. But this figure has been calculated as per the formula Rs.(5000 * 1.86) = Rs.9300 + Rs. 4200 = Rs. 13,500. That means that the new direct recruits are placed to the pay scale similar to post of Senior Tax Asst. with a scale of Rs. 5000-150-8000.


A person appointed in a post cannot be lowered to a post lower than the post appointed even through disciplinary action i.e according to CCS(CCA) rules 1965. But here the Inspectors post is degraded to the Senior Tax Assistant level without any reason. This is a huge injustice to all the direct recruits appointed after 01.01.2006.

Here is the illustration how the new direct recruits appointed after 1.1.2006 is badly affected.

Sl.No Particulars Inspectors joined after 1.1.2006 Inspectors joined before 1.1.2006 Senior tax assistants
1 Existing pay scale 6500-200-10500 6500-200-10500 5000-150-8000
2 Pay as on 1.1.2006 NA 6500 5000
3 Basic pay as on 12.10.2006(Date of Joining) 6500 6500 5000
4 Pay band applicable 9300-34800 9300-34800 9300-34800
5 Pay after multiplication factor of 1.86 NA 12090 9300
6 Grade Pay 4200 4200 4200
7 Revised basic pay 13500 16290 13500
8 Revised basic pay (Increment 3% as on 1.7.2006) NA 16780 13910
9 Revised basic pay (Increment 3% as on 1.7.2007) 13910 17290 14330
10 Revised basic pay (Increment 3% as on 1.7.2008) 14330 17810 14760
11 Revised basic pay as on 1.9.2008 14330 17810 14760
From the above illustration it is clear that the inspector who joined before 1.1.2006 is receiving Rs. 3480/- more in basic pay itself than the inspector who joined after 1.1.2006, even though both inspectors were receiving the same pay as on 27.10.2006. This has made two sects of Inspectors, Inspectors joined before 1.1.2006 and ill-fated Inspectors who joined after 1.1.2006.
From the above illustration it is clear the Senior TA who was receiving Rs. 5000/- basic pay as on 1.1.2006 is receiving Rs. 430/- more than the inspector who was receiving 6500/- on 27.10.2006.
Because of this anomaly, there is a lot of confusion among the Inspectors who joined after 1.1.2006. I feel insecure, socially degraded, and depressed.

Hence I request you to kindly take this matter to higher level and clear the anamoly in Pay Revision. Mere changing the grade pay from 4,200/- to 4,600/- may solve the problem to some extent, but its not the complete solution to our problem. Since two months we are receiving less salary compared to fellow inspectors as well as Senior Tax Assistants. Hence, Please take necessary steps to address this problem at the appropriate level as early as possible.

rx_fex said...

Sunil Santosh is right....

I joined on 02.01.2006 and getting much low salary from my batchmate who joined on 30.12.2005....

i.e., two days before me....

This must be rectified asap....

thirisangu said...

It is almost nearly 75 days over since our leaders met the HPC. Whether we have submitted our suggestions to the HPC as promised at the time of meetin on 25th Sep08.When the HPC is expected to submit its report. If all these details may not be posted in this blog at atleast it may please be sent to my email balajeeva97@rediffmail.com. balajeeva97@gmail.com
Thank You. AICEIA JINDABAD.
Balaji.

rx_fex said...

???? Any NEWS about 7450/- ????

!!!!.V r getting very anxious.!!!!

The other day i heard from somebody that the file regarding 7450/- has been returned back..

????.is this TRUE.????

if YES then v have left with no choice except crying like this..

..Bu..Hu..Hu..Hu..

..For how many days i will get less salary from my batchmate who joined just (02)two days before me.??.
i hope that our association is looking after the matter SERIOUSLY..
The updatings may be mailed to me at
rx_fex@yahoo.co.in

....PLZ do SOMETING....
....V r ready to give our 100% support to the association..

Balaji said...

It is learnt from Cengokerala.org that the High Powered Committee was given time upto 10.11.2008 to submit its recomendations. It is not clear whether the HPC has submitted the report yet. If the report has been submitted what are the recommendations. Is our association aware of it? If the updates are poseted in our blog it would elighten most of our members.

Shelley said...

Hi comrades, i joined in the grade if Inspector of central excise on 24.10.2005 in Pondicherry Commissionerate.Since then, i have completed 3 years of my service. I have just gone through the excerpts of the meeting of the Inspector assocuiation with the Chairman of CBEC wherein in point no. 13 mentions about the Intercommissionerate transfers. My query on the issue is that has any specific notification being issued by the Board for considering giving priority to the Deputation postings of the Inspectors who to their misfortune joined their service in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 batches respectively.
Please, if anyone can throw a light on the issue then p-lease let me know. My Email ID is panthermoon @gmail.com.

SUPARILAL said...

Got 5400!! Happy now!! Let's strengthen our association. They are working. They are there for us.

monkey said...

Dear Comrades, This is with reference to Assn. Circular 09/08 dated 29.11.2008. It is crystal clear that the ACP Inspectors now having completed 4years of regular service in the pre-revised pay scale of 7500 and grade pay of 4800 are NOW eligible for higher grade pay of Rs. 5400 from the date of completion of four years of regular service. Kudos to the efforts of our Association. Any Inspector who has obtained this higher grade of 5400 may please communicate his / her Name and contact number for the benefit of all.

V said...

Dear office bearers, please publish the Cir No.09/08 dt 29.11.08, mentioned in the previous comment, in the blog so that members can be awared of it.

monkey said...

ALL INDIA CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS’ ASSOCIATION
15/1 Strand Road, Custom House, M.S.Building, 7th floor, Kolkata-700001
(Affiliated to the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers)
Recognised by Ministry of Finance
[vide F.No.B.12017/1/2004-Ad.IV A dated 31.12.07 & 14.1.08]
Address for Correspondence:
Block-‘B’ Flat No. 301
68, Shibpur Road, Shibpur,
Mandirtala, Howrah-711102
Phone : 03322420693 cell:
09831007827
E.Mail: sgaiceia@gmail.com, roy.kousik@rediffmail.com
Web Page : www.aiceia.blogspot.com
__________________________________________________ ______
Secretary General: Kousik Roy President: Koneru Prabakara Rao
Date : 29.11.08.
Circular- 09/08
Comrades,
Recently C-O-C Revenue met on 18th of November, 2008 at Eastern Cultural Centre,
at Salt Lake city, Kolkata. After detailed discussion C-O-C Revenue finalized the points of
different Associations and submitted that to the Revenue Secretary. Along with this C-O-C had
taken some decision on agitation programme. I would like to append the final memoranda and the
list programmes taken by C-O-C Revenue.
Confederation had recently issued one circular (copy enclosed), wherein as par the decision
of the 26th August meeting of the Confederation urged for intensive campaign of the charter of
demands amongst the employees and seek their approval for the indefinite strike Programme. Some
of the affiliates had asked the confederation of exploring the feasibility of preparing a common
format for the same. We are enclosing herewith the required format also. This issue we have
already discussed in our Tiruchirappalli C.E.C meeting.
On 20th and 21st of November, 2008 we were in North Block, New Delhi; on 20th we have
come to know that the pay scale file for fixation of grade pay of Rs. 4600/- of Inspectors of
C.B.E.C and C.B.D.T was sent back from Expenditure Ministry to these two Boards, immediately
after we tried to meet Joint Secretary (p) of Expenditure Ministry and tried to convince her that this
simple change of grdae pay has been recommended by 6th Pay commission. She assured us to reexamine
the file. As news came Board had sent it for reexamination on 26th of November, 2008. On
21st it was informed to us that as discussed on 25th of September, 2008 meeting; Board had asked
for the clarification regarding the grant of Rs. 5400/- from the Department of Expenditure and
Department of Expenditure had clarified that officers who are posted in the 7500/- pay scale shall
be eligible for grade pay of Rs. 5400/- after 4 years continuous service in that scale / grade pay.
Now the hard copy is in our hand I am enclosing that clarification and hope this will help you to
end our brief battle for achieving the RS.5400/- grade pay. I would like to thank you all in
extending fullest Co-operation and guidance for the communications made to achieve the
clarification. Please, distribute the clarification and request the concerned authority to start issuing
this grade pay to the eligible officers immediately.
Comradely yours
( Kousik Roy)

rx_fex said...

Hi All

The Sixth pay Notification in Part-B section I, para(ii) reads as follows:

On account of merger of pre-revised pay scales of 5000-8000, 5500-9000 and 6500-10500, some posts which presently constitute feeder and promotion grades in come to lie in an identical grade. The specific recommendations about some categories of these posts made by the Pay Commission are included (in) Section II of Part B. As regards other posts, the posts in these scales should be merged. In case it is not feasible to merge the posts in these pay scales on functional considerations, the posts in the scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 should be merged, with the post in the scale of Rs. 6500-10500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in the pay band PB-2.i.e., to the grade pay of Rs. 4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500.In case a post already exists in thescale of Rs. 7450-11500, the post being upgraded from the scale of Rs. 6500-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs. 7450-11500.

Now this being the case the posts in the above said scales (pre-revised) in the Ministry of Finance are as under:

Tax Assistant - Rs.5000-8000
Senior Tax Assistant - Rs. 5500-9000
Inspector - Rs. 6500-10500

Supdt./ITO/ Appriaser- Rs. 7500-12000

Thus it is seen that there no post exists in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 7450-11500. Also the posts of Tax Assistant and Senior Tax Assistant are feeder cadres to the promotion post of Inspector. Also the functions and duties of the Tax Assistant/ Senior Tax Assistant and Inspector are vastly different. 33% of the vacancies to the cadre of Inspector are filled through promotion.

This being so, it is straight application of the above part of the Notification that the post of Inspector be upgraded to the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6450-11500 (grade pay 4600),

It pains to see lot of Inspectors joined the Department after 01.01.2006 (in my case 02.01.2006) in the scale of Rs. 6500-10500, are being getting lower upgraded pay than Tax assistant who were drawing Rs. 5150 in the scale of Rs.5000-8000.

bobby said...

Respected sirs i am very glad to know that our association works very accurate


But i am anable to check the details plz if any one can contact me and just verify my doubts its an urgent plz my contact num is 9397608671 my name is siva rama krishna rao central excise inspector

murali said...

It would be very helpful if the association can communicate the outcome of the represenation to the Board regarding the ANOMALY IN FIXATION OF PAY OF 1992 BATCH INSPECTORS ( it is being heard that D.O.P&T has once clarfied in the negative).