CENTRAL EXCISE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF MUMBAI (UNIT OF AIACEGEO)
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On 22-June-2016, the 1st
JCM in Service Tax Zone was held by ST-IV Commissionerate, which was initiated
by Shri M. R. R. Reddy. The Points taken up in the JCM are as under :-
1.Issuance of a copy of Service Book to all
2.Verification of Service on completion of 18
3.ACES be made fully functional and to ensure that
all Modules including the SCN module, etc. are operational to save time in
preparation to finalisation and serving of SCN to assessee.
4.Providing of desktop computer to each officer
with LAN and WAN facility.
5.Providing of supporting staff to all
6.Improvement of Canteen facility.
7.In-house training facility for newly joined
staff / staff new to Service Tax.
Apart from the above, the
Commissioner agreed to conduct yoga classes for staff to relieve stress and other recreation
facilities along-with library facilities with computers. He also urged the
association to convey to all the staff members to be punctual in attending office
as well as to be responsible in discharging all the official responsibilities.
He also mentioned that if any officer is facing any issues (official, personal
or medical), he/she is free to approach the Commissioner for his help/guidance
and to make the office a cordial & friendly place to work. He also agreed
to impart in-house training to the newly posted staff in Service Tax to excel
further. CESA-Mumbai feel proud to work under such officers, who is not only
dedicated but also friendly & approachable and stands-by the officer during
their time of crisis as an elderly member of the family. He himself is an
institution and the staff who have worked under him hold him in high regard. There may be several senior officers who are well versed with Service Tax matters, but very few of them may be able to reach the calibre and human touch of Shri Reddy sir. He is indeed a very rare officer in the current scenario.
In continuation, CESA-Mumbai
is annexing a communication made to the Revenue Secretary, which is annexed,
for kind information.
Dr. Hasmukh Adhia,
Secretary of Revenue,
Ministry of Finance,
for providing office accommodation of the society in event of vacating the
Madhu Industrial Estate Premises and Shifting somewhere else – Reg.
C.Ex. Credit Society bearing No. Soc/App./446/2016
Kind attention is invited
to the above referred letter sent by the Chief Executive of Credit Co-operative
society of Central Excise, Mumbai seeking space for the Co-operative society at
the same time leveling allegation against Shri M. R. R. Reddy, Commissioner of
Service Tax-IV, Mumbai ST-Audit-I & II.
2CESA-Mumbai have since long strived
a lot to improve the Department’s infrastructure, for acquiring various offices
for our office accommodation and the administration of Mumbai has played a very
positive role in this regard. Amongst the various officers, the contribution of
Shri M. R. R. Reddy, Commissioner ST-IV for improving infrastructure is
appreciable. Apart from this, his dedication and contributions towards the body
of knowledge in Mumbai Service Tax is exemplary.
3. To appraise you about the background of
the above mentioned letter and issue, it is brought to your kind notice that
Central Excise office (around 6 Divisions) of Mumbai-I Commissionerate were
situated at 2nd floor, Madhu Industrial estate, P.B.Marg, Worli,
Mumbai-18. Due to space crunch at the Old-Customs House, the Credit society
office, which was operating from there, was also shifted to the Madhu
Industrial Estate premises. Further,
on creation of new Service Tax Commissionerates, the Central Excise officers
posted in the said Commissionerates were also accommodated in the said premises
in an as-per-need basis, which led to the officers sitting in a very cramped
4.In the year 2014, due to the Cadre
Restructuring and creation of several new Service Tax Commissionerates, it
became very difficult to accommodate all the offices in the said premises.
Further, this premise is situated around 1.5 Km from the nearest railway
station (Parel & Elphinstone Rd.) causing great inconvenience during the
evening peak hours, due to non-availability of public transport facilities.
5.Since 2010, Shri M. R. R. Reddy was
posted as Additional Commissioner in Mumbai Service Tax-I Commissionerate. In
addition to being in-charge of Division-III, he was also in-charge of the Audit
Section. He was the one who changed the very outlook of Service Tax
Commissionerates and to look for the welfare of the staff. The lack of proper
seating space as well as basic amenities in Madhu Industrial Estate is well known.
Earlier, one of the Divisions of Central Excise Commissionerate Mumbai–I was
the caretaker of the premises at Madhu Indl. Estate, till 2012. Thereafter, as
the strength of ST formations increased in Madhu Indl. Estate, Service Tax-I
Commissionerate was made the caretaker in the year 2013-14, even though the
agreement was earlier signed by a Division of Central Excise Mumbai-I
6.The premises of Madhu Industrial Estate
was taken on rent by the Central Excise Department in the year 1978, for
housing the Divisional offices of Mumbai-I Commissionerate. The premises at
Madhu Industrial estate, as the name itself suggests, was an industrial estate
to accommodate small scale manufacturing units. In fact the ground and First
floor of it was used by several small scale manufactures to manufacture the
goods or was used as a warehouse. There are many stakeholders (more than 25)
who are the owners of premises at Madhu Industrial Estate, which are in
possession of the Department.There is no unity and unanimity among these
stakeholders and due to this reason, they never bothered to carry out minor
repairs or any renovations and allowed the condition of the premises to
deteriorate. Not only this, they never allowed the Department also to carry out
any repairs or renovations. Whenever they were invited for talks for extension
of the rent contract and increase in other amenities like parking spaces, they
were not supportive and cooperative, but rather quarrelsome (among themselves),
having a litigative mentality, which finally compelled the Department to take a
decision to surrender the premises when the chances of any improvement in
relations with the stakeholders were very bleak. The officers posted at Madhu
Industrial Estate suffered a lot due to the non-co-operative attitude of the
stakeholders and in the interest of not further de-motivating the officers took
the final call of surrendering the premises at Madhu Industrial Estate to a
better place which has much better facilities and amenities.
7. Shri M. R. R. Reddy took initiative along
with Shri Sushil Solanki, the then Commissioner of Service Tax-I, Commissioner
to initiate the improvement of basic amenities, facilities, infrastructure in
the Madhu Industrial Estate. With the increase in number of Service Tax
Commissionerates from 1 to 2 and then to 10 Commissionerates, new premises were
required to be acquired to accommodate the officers. Like flock of sheeps, the
officers were thrusted in the small place i.e. Madhu Industrial Estate. Only due
to the initiative of Shri V. S. Krishnan, the then CC, Shri Sushil Solanki and
Shri M.R.R. Reddy, new premises were acquired to accommodate the Service Tax
officers. One of them was the Air India Building and the other was Lotus Info
allegation leveled by the Chief Executive of Credit Co-operative society on
Shri M.R.R. Reddy who became Commissioner in Jan 2015, whoandpresentlyposted at Service
Tax-IV with additional charge of Service Tax Audit-I and Audit-II
Commissionerates is absolutely baseless, just to tarnish the image of Shri M.
R. R. Reddy. It is a well known fact among the entire Cadre of Service Tax
Commissionerates that Shri M. R. R. Reddy is the only person of his rank, who
took several initiatives for the welfare of the entire service tax staff as
well as raising the standard / knowledge of the officers, on a one-to-one
basis, so that as long as the officer is in Service tax, it will be beneficial
to the organisation. The impression and the nature of his contributions led to
him being known as “Service Tax -Mumbai means Shri M. R. R. Reddy”. He is a
person who is always ready to resolve all sorts of ST related issues as well as
increasing the collection of revenue, from maximum to optimum. Further, his
knowledge, sincerity, integrity, cordial approach, work ethics, etc is well
known to the Trade as well as in the Department. He is one of the most
respectable, lovable and accessible officers in the Mumbai Service Tax zone.
9.The Lotus premises were acquired with the
knowledge and approval of the senior officers & IFU, after following the
due process as laid down by DGHRD. Financial, as well as Administrative
approval were obtained for acquiring the premise of Lotus Info Centre Building.
The said building is situated adjacent to the railway stations of Parel as well
as Elphinstone Road. In this building, Service Tax-III, IV and Service Tax
Audit-I & II has been accommodated. For the first time in the last thirty
years, the staff now have a decent place to sit with all the amenities and
infrastructure and other basic necessities. Comparing the facilities available
at or provided at Madhu Industrial Estate and that at Lotus Info Centre
Building are poles apart.
10.But the outlook of Service Tax
Commissionerates in Mumbai, and the respect which it commands today in the
Trade, is mainly because of Shri M.R.R. Reddy’s straight forward nature, trade
as well as staff friendly, and this has to be seen to be believed. The office
premise at Lotus Info Centre as stated above is centrally air conditioned one
which will put to shame many of the corporate offices in Mumbai. The
facilities, amenities and the infrastructure that is provided at Lotus Info
Centre is solely because of the persuasive initiative and attitude adopted by
Shri M. R. R. Reddy.
strongly place on record that Shri M. R. R. Reddy commands great respect
amongst the staff as well as trade. The Mumbai Administration is lucky enough
to have such an outstanding officers like him whose service is totally
dedicated towards the improvement of the Departmental processes and image, as
well as to give a hassle free service to the service provider. CESA-Mumbai
strongly condemns any allegation, directly or indirectly or remotely leveled
against our Commissioner Shri M.R.R. Reddy, who commands respect at such
highest levels, both from the industry as well as from the Departmental staff.
12. Shri M. R. R. Reddy is one of the few
officers who have willingly taken up the burdensome & demanding charge of
Land & Building and made it possible to place the office and officer in
order. Unfortunately, leveling such type of baseless allegations, will surely
demoralize, not only the concerned officer but also prevent other senior
officers from taking up such onerous responsibilities in future. Hence, it is
requested that the representation dated 04-June-2016, which exceeds its brief,
should be disposed off accordingly.
1.Shri Najib Shah, Chairman, CBEC, New Delhi.
2.Shri S. C. Varshney, Chief Commissioner, Mumbai Central Excise
3.Shri Piyusha Patnaik, Chief Commissioner, Mumbai Service Tax Zone.
4. Shri M. R. R. Reddy,
Commissioner, Service Tax-IV, Mumbai.
Shri Victor Anthony D’Sa,
Inspector, ST-Audit-I, while commuting from his house to office, fell down from
the local train, near Chunabhatti Rly. Stn. And was rushed to Sion Hospital,
but succumbed to his injuries. On that fateful day, there was total chaos, due
to the cancellations of several trains on both Harbour & Central Lines, due
to some technical snags caused by the monsoon’s first showers.
Shri Victor joined the
Department in 1993. He resided at Pratiksha Nagar, near Koliwada. He is survived
by his wife and son who is studying in the 9th Std. alongwith his
ailing parents. He served in various sections of Mumbai CX-Zone-II and was the recipient
of an Appreciation Certificate from the then Commissioner of Central Excise,
Mumbai-II Commissionerate. He used to represent the Department in the Revenue
Sports Meet in Football & Kabbadi.
A condolence meeting was
held on 22-June-2016 at Lotus Building, Parel(E).
CESA-Mumbai expresses its
sincere & heartfelt condolences at his sad demise and prays to the Almighty
to grant strength and peace to his family during this difficult time.
the olden days there was no concept of holding seminars, conventions but
regular monthly meetings were held to monitor every aspect of the revenue collections
and its myriad functions. Mostly, it led to the dissemination of information. The senior officers of the Department commanded high respect, not only due to the positions they occupied but also as a person. But slowly, over the years, the same has eroded to such an extent that it is now only a show of respect and that too as a formality.
the last decade onwards, holding of the Annual Chief Commissioners conferences
started, but no one has bothered to monitor what is the fate of the minutes of
the earlier conference/s and their outcome, but the rituals are being
This year too, but under a new name “Rajasva Gyan Sangam” and the
same was presided over by the Hob’ble PM. The same was covered extensively by
the print & visual media especially the speech delivered by the PM and the
new slogan “RAPID” and “SWIFT”, which stands for Revenue, Accountability,
Probity, Information & Digitisation and Single Window Interface for Trade,
respectively. He urges the officers to turn the Gyan Sangam into a Karm Sangam
so that the idea generated from the conference will lead to concrete action on
represented to the Chairman and Members of the CBEC to impress upon them the
ground reality faced by the field staff and urged them to be bold & brave
like the current Chief Justice of India and raising these issues before the Hon’ble
PM. The coverage by the print and visual media was mainly about the Hon’ble PM’s
mission and speech on the road map. From Board officials, nothing is heard or
visible from the print & visual media. TaxIndiaonline has ran a critique of
the whole Sangam including both the CBDT and the CBEC in its ambit.A part of the article of 17-June-2016 is reproduced
In a meeting that was not open to the Press,
the Prime Minister interacted with the tax officers. 15 (out of about 300 who
attended) IRS officers of CBDT and CBEC (five of them Assistant Commissioners
with less than five years of experience) made their suggestions to the PM.
PM knows - Revenue Comes
on its own: The Prime Minister made a very significant observation - that
92% of the revenue just flows into the treasury from self assessment, advance
tax, TDS etc., The 1.5 lakh strong army of tax officers raise just 8%.
THE IRS View - what they
told the PM: If you put together 'THE' and 'IRS', what you get is 'THEIRS'.
It is ultimately 'THEIRS'.
These are some of the suggestions/views the
IRS officers told the PM.
- what should be our priority - tax enforcement or taxpayer friendly attitude.
We are confused; we are not sure whether tax enforcement is our priority or to
be friendly with taxpayers. This is a dilemma that many young IRS officers face
and which senior IRS officers refuse to clarify and so over a period of time,
the department is full of senior officers who have this dilemma. A young IRS
officer told me recently, "I
can't understand this tamasha of assessee friendly gesticulations - after all
my job is to collect tax from him and he will not like my actions - there is no
scope for friendship with him.". A working Chairman of the
Board said in one of our meetings, "at
the end of the day we are revenue collectors - and that is what matters to
us." Recently a young IRS officer asked this question to a
senior Judge who told him, "the
taxpayer is your master and you are his servant; it is the taxpayer (citizen)
who has appointed you and your boss Narendra Modi. It is he who gave you the
power to enforce taxes. You should not treat him like a friend; you should
treat him like your master. Your Commissioner, your Chairman, Your Finance
Minister and your Prime Minister - they are all - all subordinate to him."
Facilitation Act: There should be a Tax Facilitation Act
written in simple language in all the regional languages, which can be
understood by the common man. The Act should specify the norms and policies for
collecting any tax from the citizens. There should be a stipulation that any
law (notification) will be explained in local simple language.
infrastructure in offices should be improved: Augment the
resources and tools of the tax officers so that they can be better equipped.
e-governance internally too: We have e-filing, e-payment etc
for the assessees, but still most of the internal communication within the tax
offices is still on paper. E-communication within various offices should be
observations by TIOL were not countered by either of the Boards or its senior officers.
If this is the reality in the eyes of the media, then who will respect them as
officers of the law and as law enforcers.
has boldly raised the issues pertaining to their staff and career prospects, with
the Members and Chairperson of the CBEC Board, but the great opportunity was
not utilized by them. They may not have any say in the matter or have chosen to
be more courteous and polite in the Sangam except for nodding their heads and agreeing
to whatever is said. In reality we know our speed and our difficulties, we know
our accountability as well as responsibility, and awareness and the lukewarm
responses to queries raised on the helpdesk, so less said the better about
digitisation. Keeping Apple computers on their desktops or travelling in the latest model of a vehicle, will not enable to meet
the difficulties faced by the Trade as well as the Staff.
the SWIFT, the implementation was done in Customs whereas the revenue in
Service Tax has increased manifold, but their automations are not taken care of.
Excuses may be many but we should not wait for the PM or the FM to come and
point out the areas which needs to be worked on. It would be better if
initiatives are taken on our own before they are pointed out by someone else.
the simplifications, Service Tax will be one great beneficiary if this is done.
In the beginning, it was envisaged that it would be a simple tax like VAT, but
now it has become so complicated, like the erstwhile Tariff Item 68. It has also
led to increased quantum of litigations where the majority of the staff is
engaged in non-productive work and the observation of the Judiciary about the
constitutional validity has demoralized them further. The staff is not happy,
both on the infrastructure side and on their career progression side.Humiliation from all sides, whether it is from their senior officers, judiciary
or the trade, has increased their stress levels to such an extent that it has
started seriously affecting their health. The workforce of the CBEC is only
second to the Railways but the encouragement, incentives and protections are
simply not visible, which discourage a lot.
and Sangams will go on but our Board officials should learn to carry their
staff alongwith them as per the needs and demands of the time. Lest they become
mere bystanders at their own seminars and sangams.
It is with a deep sense of shock and dismay that we convey the untimely loss of our beloved ADC Shri Tej Kumar Samant, who was posted to Belapur Commissionerate of CX Mumbai Zone-II and earlier he was posted in Thane I Commissionerate
Shri T K Samant joined the Department as an appraiser in 1987. He has worked in Patna Customs, NACEN-Faridabad & Mumbai. He was one of the most approachable officers of the Department and his demise is a big loss, for both, the Department as well as the staff and officers.
He was suffering from cancer and left for his heavenly abode at midnight yesterday. The last rites were held today at Nerul Crematorium.
CESA-Mumbai prays to the Almighty to grant strength & peace to the family of Shri T K Samant during this trying time.
Sub: Request to raise our concerns in
the “Rajaswa Gyan Sangam” – like
the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India – Reg.
For the first time in the history of tax administration,
the Hon’ble Prime Minister has shown keen interest and is interacting with the
top Tax Administrators of the country, to impress upon them the idea of ‘Make
in India’ and pressing for its smooth implementation.
Earlier, in an interaction with the Hon’ble Justices of
India, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India had, without any reservations, boldly
expressed the difficulties faced by the judiciary across the country, in the
presence of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, which had an instant impact.
Sir, in many Ministry/s of Govt. of India, there are a
number of Boards headed by the Senior officers of their respective service/s,
who are very pro-staff.Similarly, in
the Finance Department too we have 2 boards, namely, CBEC and CBDT. But as
compared to other Boards and CBDT, in CBEC the staff/officers from Group A, B
& C, (i.e. top to bottom) are unhappy with the Administration, in their
Issues are many,
but nothing gets resolved, except the file/issue gets tossed around resulting
in passing/wasting of time and increasing the frustration levels of the
officers/cadre. This attitude coupled with indecisiveness, further irritates,
demotivates and demoralizes the employees. Ultimately, this affects the
efficiency of the staff/officers, from right from the top to bottom. Many officers
are patiently waiting for the implementation of the 7th CPC before
opting for VRS, seeing no hope in the improvement/resolution of their
grievances or in the advancement of their career progression.
The pain and the
agonizing wait, you had to undergo before your elevation as Member and
thereafter as Chairman of CBEC, is known to all. The way the revised Group-A
Recruitment Rules have been framed arbitrarily, by not including the temporary
2118 JTS posts, even after it being approved by the Cabinet and thereafter with
directions from Mumbai-CAT, has shaken the trust between the staff and
Administration.Further keeping approved
posts vacant, at all the levels, in Grp-A, JTS & delaying promotions from
Group-B to Group-A has affected your credibility and has dented your well known
competency and reputation.
The occasion of “Rajaswa Gyan Sangam” appears to be the
right time, opportunity and the proper forum to raise all the issues which we
are facing from all sides, especially in view of switching from the present tax
regime to GST. The issues that the staff are facing, as detailed below, needs
an immediate redressal :-
to Principal Chief Commissioner, Chief Commissioner, Principal Commissioner
should take place on an urgent basis and not to keep these positions at Zones,
Commissionerate/ Directorates vacant or
under ad-hoc or additional Charge ( as approved by the Cabinet in the last
restructuring ), causing inconvenience to the Trade and hardship to the staff.
ØPromotions from Group-B to Group-A by
holding DPC and filling all the temporary posts of 2118 Assistant
Commissioners. [Better, if all are upgraded to STS under approval of the
Hon’ble PM] Undue delay in holding of DPCs is causing stagnation and
aggravating frustrations in the cadre.
ØRecently, newly recruited Inspectors as
well as direct Group-A officers were posted in various Zones. Mumbai Central
Excise Zone got around 800 Inspectors from SSC-GL and more than 20 Assistant
Commissioners from UPSC-CS. There is lack of sufficient space for their seating
arrangements, not enough residential quarters for them, and they cannot afford
private apartments near their place of posting. As like CBDT, who has hired
additional premises for residential accommodations for their newly recruited
staff, similar steps may be adopted in CBEC too.
ØThe anomaly in MACP and its
implementation, varies from zone to zone and the indifferent attitude by the
Administration is forcing the Grp-B cadre to resort to litigation for redressal
of their grievances in this area. The need of the hour is to restore the spirit
of the ACP/MACP scheme and to grant them the benefits as per the spirit of
ACP/MACP and also in view of the various court/CAT judgements in the favour of
ØDue to shortage of funds, the
reimbursement of medical claims are remaining pending for more than 3 years,
forcing the staff/officer to take highly expensive personal loans to meet their
ØUntimely death are many - maximum
applications are pending for appointment on compassionate grounds. This area
needs an urgent solution and employment to the nearest family member of the
departed staff / officer is very essential.
ØPosition of Infrastructure in Mumbai is
very pathetic / insufficientin as much
as, even after expansion, some Commissionerates are still functioning on an
as-and-where basis, whichneeds
immediate intervention, for getting fast approvals (financial as well as
administrative) for the hiring of new premises.
of vigilance cases in a time-bound and non-discriminatory manner vis-à-vis
Grp-A and non-Grp-A officer, as envisaged by the recent Supreme Court order.
Sir, in the field, you were known as the most dynamic,
dashing and admired officer and the entire Cadre have high expectations from
you.Since the departure of the earlier
Chairman, everything has come to a standstill and the cadre frustration levels
have reached alarming levels and may have crossed the saturation point.
Therefore, it is requested that immediate promotions at all level/s are carried
out, the MACP issue is ironed out & necessary actions are initiated for
improvement of infrastructure to bring it at par with the corporate sector, all
these are the need of the hour. This is very necessary to motivate the
organization & to rejuvenate staff/officers to gear up and implement the
new tax regime under GST, which the Government is trying its best to roll out
in the near future.
CESA Mumbai hopes
that, you will rise to the occasion and express to the authorities in a bold
and brave manner, as our Chief Justice of India had done.
Hoping that this opportunity shall be used for maximum
benefit of the decade long stagnated Grp-B officers from Central Excise – who
shall be the torch bearers for the successful implementation of GST.
A. K. SASMAL
1.Ms. Vanaja Saran, Member(P&V), CBEC, New Delhi.
2.Ms. Neerja Shah, Member(Central Excise, CBEC, New Delhi.
3.Shri B. K. Bansal, Member(Customs), CBEC, New Delhi.
4.Shri K. K. Sharma, Member(Service Tax), CBEC, New Delhi.
5.Shri Ram Tirath, Member(Budget), CBEC, New Delhi.
6. Ms. Ananya Ray,
Member(L&J, IT), CBEC, New Delhi.
Rajaswa Gyan Sangam is scheduled to be held at New Delhi between 16.06.2016 to 18.06.2016. Administration is busy and nervous to face Shri Modiji as this this is the first time Hon'ble Prime Minister will interact with the Senior Tax Administrators.
sadness, CESA informs that Shri R. V Balaram, Joint Commissioner of Service Tax-VII,
Mumbai, collapsed while on duty in the Headquarter office at Satra Plaza, Vashi,
Navi Mumbai, around 1 pm on 10.06.2016. Within
no time, he was rushed to the nearest Hospital for
medical assistance, but within 20 minutes, the Almighty took him to his Kingdom.
Balaram Sir joined
as a Direct Recruit Appraiser and has served the Department in Kolkatta, Delhi,Vizakhpatanam and Hyderabad. Promoted as Assistant Commissioner
in the year 2005, he was first posted to Bellary Division of Belgaum Commissionerate.
In Bellary, he developed health problems and got his lever transplanted in London.
He continued to serve the department as AC/ DC at Hyderabad Central Excise
Commissionerate as well as in NACEN, Hyderabad.He graduated from Loyola College, Vijayawada
and did his higher studies in Sociology. He got his M.Phil in Political Economics from the University of Hyderabad, and later studied Economics from London School of
Economics.He was much in demand as a guest Lecturer in various European Universities including Oxford University.
He is survived by
his wife, two children and his ailing parents. He is blessed with twin sons, who are already bright stars in their own right - one is a School level Maths Olympiad Champion. He had planned to
shift his children to Mumbai and had already got their admission in Orchid International
School at Thane. His equally qualified spouse had got an open invitation from Tata
Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. But destiny was too unkind by not allowing his family to be shifted and settled
in Mumbai with him. His father is a retired Indian Forest Service officer, settled
at Tiruvar near Vijayawada. His brother was an IPS officer, who was martyred in
the line of duty by alleged Naxalites, 2 years back in Andhra Pradesh.
He had multiple
health problems but on the unfortunate day, he was cheerful and active as usual. But the attack he
suffered was too massive and he could not be revived even with prompt medical
assistance. His body was taken to his native place on 10th June and the cremation and last rites were performed today on 12th June, at his home town.
meeting is scheduled on 13.06.2016 at 11.30 hours at Satra Plaza Conference hall
to pay tribute to the departed soul. Though he was with us only for a small
period, as an able and well respected academician, teacher and guide, his
memories are stamped permanently on all those who had a chance to work with
him. By his ever friendly and humble nature, soft and calm attitude and the
care and support he gave to the subordinate staff to have a tension–free office
atmosphere, he will be remembered for ever.
He was popular
wherever he was posted, among the fellow staff as well as Seniors. Whoever had the oppurtunity to listen to his lecture, were mesmerized with his depth of knowledge in the subject and the command of language
with smooth narration. Everybody will miss his presence and his passing away is a great loss to
the Department. An honest, knowledgeable and down to earth officer is lost for
CESA-Mumbai prays to the Almighty to let the
departed soul rest in peace and to give courage & strength to his ailing
parents, spouse and children to overcome this irreparable loss.