Sunday, 24 August 2014

Memorandum to 7th CPC: All India Customs Ministerial Employees Federation

Memorandum to 7th CPC: All India Customs Ministerial Employees Federation

 ALL INDIA CUSTOMS MINISTERIAL EMPLOYEES’ FEDERATION
HEAD QUARTER: 15/1, STRAND ROAD, CUSTOM HOUSE, KOLKATA – 700 001
Tele Fax: (33) 2230 5530, E-mail ID : aicmef@yahoo.co.ln
Affiliated to: Confederation of Central Government Employees &’Workers, New Delhi
UNIT OFFICES: MUMBAI : KOLKATA: CHENNAI : VIZAG : COCHIN
Recognised by Government of India F.No.B12017/4/2004AD.IV.A under CCS(RSA)Rules,1993
 
S. Kaliamurthy
PRESIDENT,CHENNAI
09848234942
SAUGATA CHAKRABORTY
GENERAL SECRETARY,KOLKATA
09433402024
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Ref. No
Date:
The Secretary, Seventh Central Pay Commission,
Post Box No. 4599, Hauz Khas P.O,
New Delhi 110 016
E-mail:- secy-7cpc@nic.in

Sub: – Submission of Memorandum on issues of the All India Customs Ministerial Employees’ Federation under Central Board of Excise & Customs-reg.

Respected Sir/Madam,
I am submitting herewith the Memorandum on issues of the Customs Ministerial Staffs, Chemical Staffs(Group-‘C’) and Marine Staffs working in the field formation of the Central Board of Excise & Customs, North Block, New Delhi-110 001.

I on behalf of my Federation would like to request before your goodself to allow this Federation to submit an oral deposition with documents before 7th CPC for redressal and we would also like to request you to give us opportunity for supplementary submission, if any, for your kind consideration.

Thanking you.
Yours faithfully,
 Sd/-
 [SAUGATA CHAKRABORTY]
 Secretary General
MEMORANDUM  TO THE  SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION
Submitted by

ALL INDIA CUSTOMS MINISTERIAL EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
 
H.Q-15/1,Strand Road, Custom House,Kolkata-700001.
Email: aicmef[at]yahoo.co.in
Ph.- (0)9433402024,033 22305530
PREAMBLE:
This Federation i.e. All India Customs Ministerial Employees Federation (AICMEF) is the largest Ministerial Federation recognized by the Central Board of Excise and Customs(CBEC) after satisfying the Membership over 35% of working strength of the Ministerial Staff as laid down in the CCS(RSA)Rules,1993. It is known to all that CBEC is functioning under Department of Revenue whereas another wing is existing in the name of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). This CBDT & CBEC is the major Revenue earning organization of Govt. of India. This Federation, AICMEF have their members all over India in the ‘Customs’ domain.
Ministerial Staff in the Customs Field formations are participating directly in the process of Revenue earning and is engaged in different technical departments such as Import Noting, Appraising, Export, Preventive etc. and is also playing a pivotal role in doing the housing keeping job.

PROFILE OF MINSTERIAL CADRE UNDER CBEC:

Other than Group ‘A’ cadres there are mainly two types of cadres (1) Executive cadres such as Appraiser (Group ‘B’ Gazetted), Superintendent of Customs (Preventive)(Group ‘B’ Gazetted), Inspector (Preventive Officer & Examiner) and (2) Ministerial cadres. Ministerial cadres at present consists of Chief Accounts Officer (Group ‘A’), Administrative Officer (Group ‘B’ Gazetted). DY. Office Superintendent (Group ‘B’ non-gazetted), Sr. Tax Assistant (Group ‘B’non-gazetted), Tax Assistant(Group ‘C’) and Lower Division Clerk (Group ‘C’).

Name of the post 5th CPC 6th CPC
Chief Accounts Officer 8000/–275-13500/- PB-3 with G.P.5400/-
Administrative Officer 6500/–200-10500/- PB-2 with G.P 4600/-
Dy. Office Superintendent 5500/–175-9000/- PB-2 with G.P 4200/-
Sr. Tax Assistant 5000/–150-8000/- PB-2 with G.P 4200/-
Tax Assistant 4000/–100-6000/- PB-1 with G.P 2400/-
Lower Division Clerk 3050/–75-4590/- PB-1 with G.P 1900/-

Distinctive function of Ministerial Cadre:
It is evident from the designation that these Ministerial Cadres are directly involved with the Revenue collection procedure which is unique to this Ministerial cadres because the Ministerial cadres in other department are involved with the house keeping job only. It is not out of context to mention here that the Staff Selection Commission takes a separate examination to appoint Tax Assistant in the Revenue Department i.e. in the CBEC & CBDT.

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Source: Confederation

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Upgradation of LDC as Accounts Assistant, Merger of Accounts/Sr. Accountant, GP 5400 to AAO and Projected 7th CPC Pay by NFCCA

Upgradation of LDC as Accounts Assistant, Merger of Accounts/Sr. Accountant, GP 5400 to AAO and Projected 7th CPC Pay by NFCCA.  Following is the extract of Brief Resume and Decisions of extended Federal Executive Meeting held on 17th & 18th July, 2014 of National Federation of Civil Accounts Association :-

AGENDA ITEM NO:- 3 Participation in apex JAC Convention on 19th July 2014 and finalization of joint memorandum to be submitted to 7th CPC.

            Initiating the discussion, Secretary General reported about the pay scales devised and recommended by the staff side National Council (JCM) to the 7th CPC. Further,  he stated that as per the demand adopted by the apex JAC necessary documents had been placed before CGA.

The demands are:- 
1. Upgradation LDC as Accounts Assistant with grant of Grade Pay of Rs:- 2400/-.
2. Merger of Accountant/Sr. Accountant and grantof Grade Pay of Rs:-4600/-.
3. Grant of Grade Pay of Rs:- 5400/- to AAOs.

Accordingly CGA vide letter dated 14.07.2014 recommended to Ministry of Finance to Grade Pay of Rs:- 4600/- to Sr.Accountant and Rs:- 5400/- to AAO with effect from 1.1.2006. 

The apex JAC meeting held on 28th May 2014 reversed its earlier stand and decided to demand following Pay Scales to different categories before the 7th CPC.

1 LDC(Redesignated  as Audit/Accounts Assistant) GP 1900, PB1 GP 2400  PB1 41000
2 Auditor/Accountant -20% GP 2800, PB 1 GP  4200 PB2 56000
3 Sr. Auditor/Accountant - 80% & Stenographer Gr. I/Steno Gr. II (P. S.) GP 4200, PB 2 GP 4600 PB2 66000
4 Sr. Auditor/Sr Accountant- on completion of 4 years GP 4800 PB 2 74000
5 Asstt. Audit/Accounts Officer/ Supervisor/ Sr. Private Secretary & DivisionalAccountant (35% existing & reduce to 20% for DA Cadre) GP 4800, PB 2 GP 5400 PB2 78000
6 AAO Grade II on completion of 4 years /Divisional Accounts Officer Gr II (25%) - GP 5400, PB3 88000
7 Audit/Accounts Officer (20%)/DAO Gr I (25%) GP 5400, PB2 GP 6600P B3 102000
8 Sr. Audit/Accounts Officer (80%)/DAO (15% existing & enhance to 30% for DA Cadre) GP 5400,   PB 3 GP  7600  PB 3 120000
 
It was also reported by the Secretary General to the house that the representatives of NFCAA held repeated dialogue over this matter with the leaders of other constituent of apex JAC, but there could not be any common understanding.
 
            On this agenda item, 26 (twenty six) Federal Executive members took part in the discussion. 25 members were of the opinion that the earlier stand of merger of Accountant and Senior Accountant was most justified and reasonable. Merger would be more beneficial and carrer boosting for all cadres of Civil Accounts Organization as a whole.
 
            However, after hours long discussion, following decisions were taken by the meeting
 
1. A resolution shall be forwarded to CGA conveying the resentment against forwarding the half hearted proposal of cadre restructuring to Ministry of Finance and that too without taking the Associations into confidence. In the same resolution it shall also be demanded to make suitable recommendations for rest of the cadres.
 
2. In the National Convention of Accounts and Audit Employees on 19th July 2014, the representatives of AICAEA and AICAEA Cat-II would unitedly place their views with regard to merger of Accountant and Senior Accountant and also plead for taking this approach before 7th CPC by the apex level JAC. 
However, in case the proposal is not accepted in the convention, the AICAEA and AICAEA Cat-II shall obey the majority decision of the National convention so that total unity among the officers and employees and officers of Accounts and Audit departments is maintained.
 
AGENDA ITEM NO:- 4, Finalization of memorandum to be submitted to 7th CPC.
        
    Secretary General informed that, so far as departmental memorandum for submission to 7CPC in concerned, draft of the same was circulated to all seeking suggestions and proposals from Federal Executive members, Branches and even individuals. Further, Presidents and Secretary General of both Associations and President NFCAA are Co-ordinating among each other on this matter.
         
   The meeting observed that the discussion on this item of agenda had already taken place while discussing the previous agenda. It was therefore decided that, the memorandum shall be finalized after finalization of the approach taken by the National Convention of Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers Organization on 19thJuly 2014. The meeting also directed Presidents and Secretary Generals of both AICAEA and AICEA Cat-II to finalize the memorandum.
 
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Demands from the Central Indian Administrative Service Officers Association for the Seventh Pay Commission: Government reply in Lok Sabha

Demands from the Central Indian Administrative Service Officers Association for the Seventh Pay Commission: Government reply in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2347
ANSWERED ON 25.07.2014
DEMAND OF OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

2347 . Shri NARASIMHAM THOTA

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has received a comprehensive and united representation of demands from the Central Indian Administrative Service Officers Association for the Seventh Pay Commission;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government has agreed to consider the demand of the Central Indian Administrative Service Officers Association; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

(a) to (d) : The 7th Central Pay Commission would independently devise its own procedure for consideration of the matters included in its Terms of Reference. If the 7th Central Pay Commission invites memoranda from various Service Associations, then such memoranda are to be sent directly to them for their consideration. Any action in the Central Government shall commence only after the report of the Commission is received.

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MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION BY THE NON-GAZETTED GOVERNMENT OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION BY THE NON-GAZETTED GOVERNMENT OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

GENERAL

1. 1 RESTORATION OF ANDAMAN SPECIAL ALLOWANCE AT PREVIOUS RATES AND ENHANCEMENT OF COMPENSATORY ALLOWANCE

Consequent on the implementation of the 4th Central Pay Commission recommendations, the hard earned Andaman Special Allowance/Pay has been arbitrarily withdrawn along with Compensatory Allowance and in its place Special Compensatory Allowance has been introduced on slab basis which has resulted in great financial loss to the government employees and workers working in the islands.

The Andaman Special Pay was granted for the first time in 1945 at the rate of 33 1/3 % of basic pay to all employees of Andaman and Nicobar Administration, irrespective of their area of recruitment. This special Pay was paid for the unhealthiness of this place under FR 9(25) (c). Although the Ministry of Home Affairs vide their letter No. 4-22/49-AN DATED 22.1.1951 dis-continued this, subsequently the same was sanctioned to one and all irrespective of their area of recruitment and domicile, changing the nomenclature as Special Allowance.

In addition to Special Pay/Allowance, a Compensatory Allowance at the rate of 7 1⁄2 % was sanctioned in the year 1962 which was subsequently enhanced to 12 1⁄2 % from October, 1973, as a result of additional high cost of living in these islands.

The 4th, 5th and 6th Central Pay Commissions, in the name of bringing uniformity in the grant of Allowance, recommended a slab rate of Special Compensatory Allowance, in lieu of Andaman Special Allowance and Compensatory Allowance, which was most unjustifiable. There is no justification, whatsoever, to discontinue with the Special Allowance at the rate ranging from 20% to 30% and Compensatory Allowance at 12 1⁄2 % already enjoyed by the government employees of these islands which were granted after protracted truggles. Grant of Special Compensatory Allowance, on slab basis, can in no way compensate the hard-earned Andaman Special Allowance and Compensatory Allowance aforesaid. On the one hand the Special Allowance and Compensatory Allowance have been clubbed together and on the other, the allowances granted earlier on percentage basis on basic pay have been changed to slab system which amounts to perpetual loss to the employees and is a sheer injustice.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission may kindly like to recommend restoration of Andaman Special Allowance and Compensatory Allowance at the rates as existed prior to 1.1.1986 for the government employees working in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

1.2 GRANT OF HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE AT PAR WITH Y CLASS CITY THROUGHOUT THE ISLANDS.

The entire union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are treated as Y class city for the purpose of daily allowance to government servants who undertake official tours to various islands. This was sanctioned by the Govt.of India due to high cost of living prevalent in this territory. Recently, the Government of India has announced that Port Blair city will be treated as Y Class city for the purpose of HRA.

Further, there is a recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission that cities/towns which are tourist centers may be declared as high class cities irrespective of population, in view of high cost of living in tourist centers. The entire Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a tourist center, as such the entire union territory has to be treated as Y Class city. The Association demands that the Seventh Central Pay Commission may consider it and the entire union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands may be treated as Y Class city for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance considering the exorbitant rent for private residential accommodation prevailing in the entire union territory of A & N Islands.

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Confederation declares Nationwide Agitational Programme – Demands including DA Merger and Interim Relief

Confederation declares Nationwide Agitational Programme – Demands including DA Merger and Interim Relief

Confederation publishes  an organized series of agitational programme on its portal toady including the burning issues DA Merger and Interim Relief.

CONFEDERATION DECLARES NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Dear Comrades,
The National Sectt. of the Confederaton met at New Delhi on 11.08.2014 to consider the follow up action required in the matter of some of the pressing issues on which Confederation had organized series of agitational programmes prior to the commencement of the Election process of the 16th Lok Sabha. The CHQ has received reports from various affiliaties to the effect that they have all endorsed the common memorandum, the Confederation had submitted to the 7th CPC. Most of the affiliates have emailed copies of the respective memorandum to the CHQ. Those who have not sent copies are requested to do so without further loss of time. This will enable the Confederation to write to the 7th CPC to provide an opportunity to these organisations to tender oral evidence to explain and elucidate their submissions in the memorandum.
The meeting noted that there has been only negative response from the Government on the issues of Interim Relief and merger of DA.

We have already sent to you a copy of our letter addressed to the Seretary, Staff Side, JCM National Council, (Com. Shivgopal Mishra) which is yet to be responded. The meeting considered the following issues as important, the pursuance of which must not brook any delay, especially in the background that the 7th CPC has formally written to the Government asking it to indicate the course of action required to be taken on the memorandum of the staff side on Interim Relief and marger of DA.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Merger of DA with pay for all employees with effect from 01.01.2014 including Gramin Dak sewaks and pensioners.
2. Grant of Interim Relief to all employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
3. Inclusion of Gramind Dak sevaks under the purview of 7th Central pay Commission.
4. Scrap PFRDA Act and grant of statutory pension to all.
5. Date of effect of 7th CPC recommendations should be 01.01.2014.
6. Regularisation and revision of wages of casual laboures and contract workers.
7. Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointments.
8. Fill up al vacant posts and creation of new posts wherever justified.
9. Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatisation of Government functions.
10. Grant Productivity linked Bonus to all without ceiling; compute Bonus as weighted average of PLB for those not covered by PLB agreement.
11. Revise OTA and NDA and implement arbitration awards.
The meeting also considered the policy perception of the new Government in the light of the administrative price hike in petroleum products, the proposals in the Railway and General Budget, the steep hike in the freight and passenger fares of Railways, the decision to hike FDI in Defence Production, Railway Infrastructure and Insurance sectors, disinvestment of public sector including nationalized banks and have come to the inescapable conclusion that under Narendra Modi dispensation, the neo-liberal policies, as expected, will only be intensified and the promised “Achche Din” is for the Corporate giants of the country. The last session of the Parliament witnessed the determination of the NDA Government in changing the labour laws on the lines of the enactment made by Rajasthan Government of Vasundhara Raje Scindhia by virtue of which in almost 90% of the manufacturing units in India, the employers are permitted to indulge in hire and fire policy, for the existing regulations will be dispensed with.

The meeting came to the decision that the confederation must organise serious and prolonged campaign, preferably in unison with the Railway and Defence Federations. We will pursue our consultation with those Federations to reach a common approach in the matter. Since it might take some more time, the meeting decided to pursue the demands through a demonstrative programme.

11th September 2014 – Submission of the Charter of Demands along with a brief Note to all heads of offices by arranging demonstration in front of all offices; the branch level/district/divisional/state level leaders will explain the demands especially the memorandums on interim relief, DA merger and GDS issues.

19th September 2014 – Dharna between 10 AM to 3 PM at all important state/districts/divisional centres.

25th September 2014 – Dharna between 10 AM to 3 PM at New Delhi with participation of the leaders of all affiliates and the members working in the city of Delhi (at a central place-to be decided by the Confederation Delhi State committee).

Confederation office Bearers will meet again at Delhi on 26.09.2014, 5 PM to decide further course of action. Confederation will bring out pamphlets and bulletins to explain various issues like minimum wage, DA, Bonus, GDS problems etc. shortly as part of an education campaign. The detailed campaign programe to be undertaken after Diwali festival will be intimated later.

Comradely yours,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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