Monday, July 27, 2009


AICEIA Circular- 05/09

Monday, July 27, 2009
The President,Working President,Secretary General and Liaison Secretary attended the meeting convened by the Revenue Secretary on 23.07.2009. There were representatives from the ITEF, ITGOA, Customs Preventive Federation and Customs Ministerial Federation. Additional Revenue Secretary, Joint Secretary (P), Dept. Of Expenditure, Director, Implementation Cell, Joint Secretary, Admn, (CBEC), JS (Admn) (CBDT) and DS AD II A were in the official side.
The Revenue Secretary informed that the meeting was called to resolve the grade pay issues of Inspectors who seek an upgradation to the grade pay of Rs. 4600/-. As regards the pay issue of DOS & AO, he stated that it would be looked into later. He told the meeting that the Inspectors have started a lunch hour demonstration, which may lead to a strike, and he wanted to avoid that. He wanted to find a solution to the problem faced by the cutting edge level officers. The officials from the Expenditure Department indicated their reservation on the subject. The Revenue Secretary as well as the other officials in the Revenue Department clearly stated that the post of Inspector and Senior Tax Assistant cannot be merged due to functional considerations. Revenue Secretary repeatedly mentioned about his concern about the agitation programme already taken up by the Inspectors of CBDT and CBEC. He finally requested the Expenditure Department to resolve the issue in two weeks and asked to convene a meeting in the 1st week of August for this purpose.
On 24th we had meeting with Sec. Gen.. of ITEF and Secy Genel. of Confederation at Ayakar Bhawan, Kolkata at 6.30 in the evening. In the meeting ITEF expressed that they are not confident in resolving the issue and that they intended to go for a strike on 09.09.2009 and requested us to join in the agitation.
We have already announced our agitation program and we would continue with it. If the issue remains unresolved despite the intervention of the Revenue Secretary we may have to think of intensified course of action; now our request is that the agitation programme should continue till our demands are resolved.
Comradely Yours
( Kousik Roy)
The President & All Office Bearers of AICEIA(for wide circulation of inputs the Members of all Circles/Branches)

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