Monday, October 26, 2009

Circular No.19


Manishinath Bhawan,

A/2/95, Rajouri Garden,

New Delhi 110 027

                                                                    Telephone No : 2510 5324 Telefax 2513 1593

Mobile 98110 48303

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Dear Comrades,

            In accordance with the decision to have informal meeting with Chairman, periodically  the representatives of ITEF and ITGOA met him on 21.10.2009.  The following issues were taken up:

a)                 Notification on examination:  The representatives thanked the Chairman for issuance of  notification No.4 whereby the agreement reached with the ITEF had been given effect to.  The copy of the said notification is appended hereunder.

b)                 Mobile Phone facility for all employees and officers:  The proposal to provide mobile phone facility with a requisite talk time to all employees and officers of the Department with free interconnectivity has been given the green signal by the Chairman.  Accordingly, discussions are afoot with the BSNL authorities.  Shri A.K. Sinha, CIT (Co-ord), CBDT will meet Shri Goel, Chairman & MD, BSNL on 29th formally.  Prior to the said formal meeting the  details will be worked out in consultation with junior functionaries of the BSNL.

c)                  Desk top computers to all employees:  The representatives brought to the notice of the Chairman that no progress has been registered in the matter even though decision was taken two months back.  Chairman assured that the presence of DG (Systems) will be ensured in the next formal meeting and  whatever bottlenecks exists in giving effect to this decision would be sorted out.

d)                 Grade Pay for Inspectors:  The Chairman was apprised of the course of discussion as JS (Per), DOC meeting on 7th October, 09  Chairman responded by saying that he had met the Secretary (Exp) and Secretary (Rev) earlier and had already conveyed the growing discontent in the matter.  The ITEF representative requested him to seek the good office of Secretary (Rev) to take up the matter with the Finance Minister.  He has agreed to do so.  In the mean time the General Secretary of All India Central Excise Inspectors Association has conveyed their decision to join the one day strike action slated for November, 2009.  A joint meeting of the Central Excise Inspectors Association, ITGOA, All India Customs Inspectors, Preventive Officers Federation is being placed to decide upon the date of strike. 

e)     Revised Grade Pay for Gr. D employees:  We hope the training  programme for Group D employees must have been concluded in all the charges by now and they would have been granted the revised Grade Pay.  If there is any problem encountered by any charge, kindly get in touch with the CHQ.

f)  Laptops to AOs & PS:  Chairman said that the matter is underconsideration and could be finalized at the next formal meeting when the presence of DG (Sys) would be ensured.   Promotion for ITOs as ACs and for the DCs as JC:  Chairman assured    that the formalities for holding DPC would be completed soon and the DPC would be held by November, 2009.  He also said in the eligibility criterion sought by the Board in the matter of promotion as Joint Commissioners  has been approved by the Finance Minister and has gone for the concurrence of the DOPT.

g)           Grade Pay for AOs and PS:  The Chairman said that the Department of Expenditure would be approached for an expeditious decision in the matter. 

  i)    Transfer and posting of officers:  .  Chairman said that all the eligible officers would be transferred and would be accommodated in the parent charge subject to availability of vacancies by November end with a stipulation that they would be relieved only by first of January, 2010 to ensure that the assessment work is not jeopardized by the said transfers. 

 j)   Inter-se Seniority matter: The representatives requested the Chairman to ensure that the Court decision are implemented at least in the case of litigants as was assured during the discussions on 8th September 2009. without compelling them seek judicial remedy a huge financial burden on the employees.  Chairman asked the Member (P) to look into the matter immediately. 

Member (P) has also been asked to sort out the problems in publishing the Civil List by 23rd October, 2009.

k)      Next formal meeting:    The next formal meeting will be convened in November, 2009.


With Greetings,


                                                                              Yours fraternally,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Ashok Salunkhe)

                                                                            Secretary General