Income Tax Employees Federation
All India Central Excise Inspectors' Association
All India Customs Preventive Services Federation
Ministry of Finance,Govt. of India,
North Block,New Delhi. 110001
Sub : Revision of Grade Pay of Inspectors of Income tax, Central Excise and Customs Departments. Reg:
We solicit your kind reference to the discussion at the meeting chaired by your goodself on 23rd July, 2009 on the above subject.
You had been good enough to direct all concerned at the said meeting that the question of grant of revised grade pay at Rs 4600/- as per the Revised Pay Rules, 2008, Part B and C Section Para ii applicable in the case of Inspectors of Revenue department must be separately considered, divorced from the similar issues pertaining to other categories of personnel. You had also assured the representatives of the Ministerial Staff of Central Excise Department that their case for up-gradation of grade pay would be discussed and sorted out separately.
In the light of the said decision,the organizations representating Inspectors in both CBEC and CBDT were invited for a discussion with the Joint Secretary (Per) on 24.8.2009 when certain alternate suggestions were mooted on behalf of the Official side, which however did not meet to address the issue.
We were again asked to attend a meeting today chaired by the Joint Secretary (Per) to discuss the issue further. Having placed our submission in the earlier meeting, we were hopeful of a settlement of this issue in today’s meeting. We are to however, regretfully inform you that the stand taken by the official side in the meeting was contrary to what was decided by you on 23rd July, 2009 as also the position taken by the Department of Expenditure on 24th August, 2009 in as much as they have informed us categorically that the issue of revision of grade pay for Inspectors of the Revenue Department cannot be decided in isolation and they would collect details of all similar cases from all departments of the Government of India so as to consider the repercussions and financial implications before the issue is placed for the consideration of the Hon’ble Finance Minister. They further added that the settlement of the question of revision of grade pay of Inspectors of Revenue Department is likely to be delayed. They also could not indicate even a time frame in which they would be able to take a view in the matter.
We are totally disappointed over this unsavoury development and feel obliged to meet your goodself in view of your earlier decision to consider the case of Inspectors separately. We shall be grateful, if you will kindly indicate the time and date convenient to you so that the representatives of the Federations/Associations, which represent the Inspectors in CBDT/CBEC call on you.
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Ashok B. Salunkh , Kousik Roy , I.B Mishra
SecretaryGenral, Secretary Gerenal SecretaryGeneral,
ITEF , AICEIA AICPEF