Thursday, August 29, 2013

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Bangalore, the 29th August, 2013

Dear Members,

I take this opportunity to inform all of you that with the co-operation and support of all the Members, the efforts of the Association in pursuing some of the long pending demands have yielded some positive results. The order for promotion of the officers to the grade of Administrative officers has been issued. In all 10 officers have been promoted and on behalf of the Association, I wish to congratulate each of the promoted officers. Copy of the order can be accessed from Bangalore -I Website.

Further, the promotion to the grade of Inspectors, is still held up for various reasons. However, after the last interaction with the administration (i.e., the Cadre controlling Chief Commissioner), the association is hopeful, that a positive decision would be taken on the matter at the earliest. The issue has been taken up with the Administration in the forthcoming JCM meeting & Grievance Redressal meeting scheduled to be held on 30.08.2013. The outcome of the meeting would be updated shortly.

It is also learnt from the All India Association, the recognition of the Association has been renewed for the next five years. Further, the decision on the Seniority case in the Supreme Court is expected, anytime soon as the same is already being listed for Hearing over the past one month. The all important issue of Cadre Restructuring is in the final stage, awaiting approval from the Cabinet, as the same has now been approved by the Committee of Secretaries. Therefore, we are confident that things are moving in the right direction. I once again reiterate that the combined efforts alone will help us realise our objectives.

Looking forward for your co-operation and support in the coming days, I remain.

Yours sincerely,
Sd/-
(T.V. Rajalakshmi)
General Secretary


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Recent Developments

Dear Members,

The Association had taken up the delay in granting promotions to the grade of AO & STA. As regards, the promotion to the grade of STA, a reply received from the cadre controlling authority is placed below for information.
 
As regards, the issue of promotion to the grade of AO, no response have been received till now. A copy of the letter dated 11.02.2013 submitted to the Hon'ble CC is placed below for information.

Yours sincerely,
 Sd/-
(T.V.Rajalakshmi)
General Secretary
 

Ref:- KARCCEMOA/AO/2013-1                                 Date:- 11.02.2013

To,
The Hon’ble Chief Commissioner,
Central Excise, Bangalore Zone,
Bangalore.

Respected Madam,

Sub:- Promotion to the grade of Administrative officers – Request for review
of decision – orders issued at C.Ex., Delhi & C.Ex., Kolkata - reg.
* * * *

            Please refer to this Association’s letter dated 08.08.2012 & 20.12.2012, on the captioned subject. Kind attention is also invited to the Minutes (copy enclosed for reference) circulated by the Additional Commissioner (P&V), Central Excise, Bangalore –I vide C.No.II/39/68/ 2012.Estt.B dated 27.12.2012 in respect of the JCM meeting held on 22.02.2012.

2.         In reply to the point raised by this Association on the subject matter, it has been stated therein that “The chairman informed that in this regard a reminder to the Board has been sent”. Non-receipt of clarification from Board is being cited as the reason for not granting promotions to the grade of AO, in this zone for the past 8 months. In this regard, it is submitted that the vacancies in the grade of Administrative Officer which arose from the month of May-2012 onwards in the zone remain unfilled, while eligible officers in the grade of Deputy Office Superintendents are eagerly awaiting their promotions.

3.         It was also brought to your notice that while promotions are being granted from DOS to AO in other zones, the same is not being followed in this Zone, without any valid reason. Non-promotion of officers in this zone is leading to an anomalous situation, whereby placement in the all India seniority in respect of the officers whose promotions are delayed is adversely affected apart from the fact that they are incurring monetary loss every passing day, for no fault of theirs. The fact that many of the AOs are holding additional charges, in certain cases more than one additional charge due to the non-filling up of the existing vacancies, is causing untold hardships and misery on these officers. All such officers have expressed difficulty in continuing with the burden for a longer period of time and with the end of the Financial Year fast approaching, the administration is also likely to suffer adversely.


4.         It is pertinent to mention that the Board has nowhere stated that granting of Ad-hoc promotions shall be discontinued, but had instead sought some clarification with regard to the manner in which promotions were being granted. Therefore, the decision to withhold promotions based on the said letter for such a long period is unjustified. Further, the vacancies in the grade of AO would in any case be filled up by 100% promotions from the feeder cadre of DOS as per the seniority, and hence there appears to be no sufficient cause or ground to withhold granting Ad-hoc promotions in this zone alone.

5.         In view of the foregoing, it is once again requested that suitable directions may be issued immediately, to fill up all the posts in the grade of Administrative officers on Ad-hoc basis, as is being done in other cadre controlling zones.

            Awaiting favourable orders, we remain.

Thanking You,
Yours faithfully,
Encl:- As above

(T.V. RAJALAKSHMI)
General Secretary



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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bangalore, the 13th February, 2013.
 
 CIRCULAR
The Joint Action Committee of Group B and C in Karnataka comprising of the Non-gazetted executive officer’s federation, Ministerial Association, Inspector’s Association and Superintendent’s Association have decided to hold a Joint convention at Bangalore on Saturday the 16th of February 2013, to debate on the grievances of the staff and officers, their degraded career prospects, further methods to be adopted for achieving the common objectives and the proposed agitation program.
Venue : The Karnataka State Billiards Association
No. 5/1, Miller Tank Bund area, JasmaBhavan Road,
Bangalore 560 052
Ph: 080 43223222

Time : 10.30 Hrs to 16.00 Hrs

We appeal to all the officers and staff of Central excise, Customs and Service Tax Commissionerates in Karnataka to participate in the convention and show solidarity to the cause of the Associations. Yours views, comments and support will go a long way in achieving the objectives and aspirations of the cadres.


SD/-
(M.CHANDR
ASHEKAR)
JOINT CONVENOR, JAC & PRESIDENT, AICCESNGEOF,

SD/-

(C.G.PRABHU)
JOINT CONVENOR, JAC & SECRETARY, AICEIA,

SD/-

(V.SURESH KUMAR)
CONVENOR, JAC &
PRESIDENT, AICEGEO, KARNATAKA

Constituent Associations:


i. All India Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax Non-Gazetted Executive Officers Federation, Karnataka

ii. All India Central Excise and Service Tax Ministerial Officers Association, Karnataka
iii. All India Central Excise Inspectors Association, Karnataka
iv. All India Association of Central Excise Gazetted Officers, Karnataka


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Friday, October 5, 2012

GENERAL BODY MEETING MINUTES



MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
HELD AT BANGALORE ON 21.09.2012

            The Annual General Body Meeting of the Karnataka Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax and LTU Ministerial Officers’ Association was held on 21.09.2012. Smt. T.V. Rajalakshmi, President of the Association presided over the meeting and welcomed the gathering.

2.        In her welcome Address, the President highlighted the various issues that were taken up by the leaders of the Association and the outcome of such efforts with the Administration at local level during the course of the last one Year. The Association’s position vis-à-vis the other pending issues related to the cadre was also explained. Thereafter, Shri. U. Manjunath Holla, Treasurer of the Association presented the Audited statement of Accounts.

3.        Shri. M.Chokkalingam, the General Secretary who has stepped down from the post, consequent upon his promotion as Inspector also addressed the House. He stressed the need for the Members to stay united in the wake of the depleting numbers in the working strength of Ministerial cadre. He stated that most of the issues pertaining to the local level have been addressed and as on date nothing serious remains to be resolved. He thanked all the office bearers/Members for their continued support/ co-operation during his tenure as the General Secretary. He also apprised the Members of the current status on various pending demands and the developments at the All India level.

4.        It was stated that the Shri.Thomas Mony, Secretary General of the All India Association got promoted as Inspector and a new body has been formed in the convention held at Indore on 25.08.2012. Shri.J.Sudarshan, the ex-organising secretary has now been elected/ nominated as the Secretary General of the All India Association. The new team of office bearers had visited the New Delhi on the 18th and 19th of this month and had taken up all the pending issues before the senior officers at the Ministry/Board. Among other issues, the following were taken up:-

1.     Holding of DPCs to the grade of CAO
2.     Regularsiation of promotion to the grade of AO
3.     Upgradation of pay scales in the grade of AO/DOS/STA
4.     Revision/Amendment of Recruitment Rules
5.     Implementation of the order passed by the Hon’ble CAT, Kolkata
6.     Expedite the Hearing of Seniority case before the Apex Court

5.        It was also informed that the All India Association has given a call for an agitation under the aegis of the Joint Action Committee on the 26th September, 2012 and the Members were requested to participate in the agitation in large numbers and make it a grand success. Each of the constituent Associations will have their charter of demands apart from the common charter of demands of JAC.

6.        Since the tenure of the existing office bearers had expired, the House then proceeded to elect/ nominate the office bearers for the various posts. Smt. Prafulla Prakash, AO & Smt.A.Geetha Devanand, AO were requested to officiate as the presiding officers and oversee the election/ nomination proceedings.

7.        Thereafter, the House unanimously elected/nominated the following Members to the respective posts as the Office bearers of the Association.

1. President                                     - Shri.U.Manjunath Holla
2. Vice President                            - Smt.T.R.Saraswathi
3. General Secretary                     - Smt.T.V.Rajalakshmi
4. Jt. Secretary - Bangalore -I     - Shri.A.Kannan
5. Jt.Secretary - Bangalore -II     - Shri.T.Mylarappa
6. Jt.Secretary - Bangalore –III  - Shri.Kshitish Chandra Nayak
7. Jt.Secretary – Bangalore Cus. - Shri.Lokesh Kumar Gupta
8. Jt.Secretary - LTU                      - Smt.Sudha Bhaskar
8.        It was further decided that, in absence of any members from the other Commissionerates, the representatives of these Commissonerates shall be elected/nominated/co-opted in consultation with the members of the respective Commissionerates by the Central Executive Committee.
The meeting then concluded with a vote of thanks presented by the General Secretary.

 Sd/-
(T.V.RAJALAKSHMI)
GENERAL SECRETARY

To,
All the Members.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bangalore, the 26th September, 2012
Dear Members,

As notified earlier, the General Body Meeting of the Association was held on 21.09.2012 and the following Members have been unanimously elected/nominated as office bearers. 

1. President - Shri.U.Manjunath Holla
2. Vice President - Smt.T.R.Saraswathi
3. General Secretary - Smt.T.V.Rajalakshmi
4. Jt. Secretary - Bangalore -I - Shri.A.Kannan
5. Jt.Secretary - Bangalore -II - Shri.T.Mylarappa
6. Jt.Secretary - Bangalore -III - Shri.Kshitish Chandra Nayak
7. Jt.Secretary - Bangalore Customs - Shri.Lokesh Kumar Gupta
8. Jt.Secretary - LTU - Smt.Sudha Bhaskar

It was decided that, in absence of any members from the other commissionerates, the representatives of these commissonerates shall be elected/nominated/co-opted in consultation with the members of the respective commissionerates by the Central Executive Committee.

Detailed Minutes of the meeting will be issued shortly.

-KARCCEMOA-


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