Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The New Team Of CESA, Mumbai....!!!

Great saint  Swami Vivekanandaji about  ‘Association’  said:..

                  “A rain drop from the sky: if it is caught by clean hands, is pure enough for drinking. If it falls in the gutter, its value drops so much that it can’t be used even for washing your feet. If it falls on a hot surface, it will evaporate... If it falls on a lotus leaf, it shines like a pearl and finally, if it falls on an oyster, it becomes a pearl...   The drop is the same, but its existence & worth depends on to whom it associates with.”...

The new Team of CESA Mumbai will shine like a pearl in the horizon of Mumbai. The new team of CESA Mumbai is aligned to AIACEGEO headed by Shri Ravi Malik and Shri A. P. Venkatesh.

Friends, the words wisdom of Swamiji squarely applicable on all of us. Always be associated with people who are good at heart..   

The new team of CESA HAS TAKE OVER THE CHARGE AFTER DUE PROCESS OF ELECTION IN MUMBAI ZONE.  THE TEAM will work with more ENTHUSIASM and vigor for the Cadre of Superintendents of Mumbai.

CESA MUMBAI thanks to all the three Election Officers for their courage, determination and transparency and elaborate arrangements to reach to all the members through its team of impartial assisting officers in various offices throughout the jurisdiction of CESA, and conducting the Election smoothly,


    The results of the Election are declared on 23.06.2017 by the Election Officers it is as under:




Monday, June 26, 2017

CESA, Mumbai - A Cherished Journey

Mumbai, 20.06.2017 –

This is my final and parting say to one and all, as the Chief Office bearer of CESA, Mumbai. I, bid goodbye to all my members, with gratitude for their unrelenting support and faith shown on me. From 23rd of June, 2017 onwards the new office bearers and new Body will take over the affairs of CESA, Mumbai. I will always remain indebted to all my supporters, members, fraternity of all cadres of Mumbai for extending all sort of co-operation during the time of need through which I, being the head of CESA, Mumbai excelled in all fronts. The Administration considered all our representations and has a good rapport to sort out the issues which we have taken up amicably. During the course, sometimes they agreed and sometimes they have some disagreement, but the cause of the welfare of Mumbai cadre was not compromised and the relations with the Administration and others remains always cordial and conducive. The suggestion and stand taken by CESA, Mumbai has always been welcomed by the Mumbai and Delhi Administration. A long journey of around 12 years in the Association, will always remain a cherished moment in the fraternity of Mumbai. I have tried my best and delivered to the best of my ability to redress all the issues of Superintendents, whether it is personal or official. The last phase would have more delivery from CESA, Mumbai to settle all the Officers in the new GST formations, with proper infrastructure, resistance of Customs related work carried out by our cadre snatched in a dubious manner in the name of GST. Proper placement of the Officers, repatriation of the Officers from Pune Zone, and other Officers from DRI, DECEI etc. who have completed their tenure there remain in back foot. Few individuals who became so ambitious and become so hyper active to become office bears so that they can function at the cost of the cadre for their own benefits not only divided the Association but also try to became the puppet in the hands of the Administration for their own vested interest. I assume my regular charge from next week onwards in the State of Karnataka. My physical presence will be there, but my mind and soul would be in Mumbai as long as the new Body of CESA, Mumbai take over the full control and strive for the Mumbai cadre. My best wishes to one and all in their new regime under GST. In the last, I am here and I will always remain with you. Do not feel alone for any cause or support or at the time of need. I will extend my co-operation in the same spirit.


As the Election Process was on, the last communication is as under: 

CESA/47/2017
Date: 20.06.2017

To

The Commissioner,
Central Excise,
Thane – I,
Mumbai

Respected Sir,

Sub: - Holding of JCM on 23.06.2017 - Submission of points reg.

         
Please refer to Letter F. NO. II/Estt/39 -2/Th – I/2015, dated 19.06.2017 on the above subject matter.
         
In this connection this is to bring to your kind notice that at present the entire administration is transfer mode due to rolling out of GST from 1st July, 2017. The existence of the Thane – I, Commissionerate, will not be there as it will be merged/subsumed in GST Jurisdiction. In absence of the existing Commissionerate and in present situation holding of JCM is not advisable as decision taken in the JCM will not be binding on any administration.

Apart from this the action taken note on the points submitted in the last JCM are not yet been circulated. Many of the issues raised in the last JCM are remains as it is hence it is requested to circulate the Action Taken Note first and if the administration feels that in the present scenario holding of JCM will serve any purpose then the same may be held or else it may be deferred.  Further, it is submitted that at this moment the CESA request that a uniform policy for providing of infrastructure be the only issue on which administration should concentrate as well as the offices be accommodated within their jurisdictions it will help trade as well as staff also.

          Thanking you,

      Yours faithfully,


          (A. K. Sasmal)
          General Secretary
         CESA, Mumbai

Monday, June 19, 2017

From Cuffe Parade to Bhiwandi...!!!


The Order of the Superintendents of Mumbai zone was issued on Friday late evening. As it was a huge Order, some names are missing and few officers are having medical problem, and few are shortly retiring, their cases are overlooked. As it was time bound, the Order was issued methodically, barring few Omissions and Commissions, hence the officers who are being aggrieved may give their representations along with their supporting documents for reconsideration.

The Order of the Inspectors Cadre is also issued today. Other Orders of other Cadres are likely to be issued within a day or two.

In the Superintendent order 29 officers under order of Transfer to pune are not mentioned.(9 orders from 27th July 2015 to 9th March 2017 are not yet implemented) same number of officers are under of repatriation from pune are languished there for no fault of theirs. CESA will insist to the administration to implement the said order and repatriate all the officers before rolling out GST.

The need of hour is to gear up, to play an active role to roll out GST in the given schedule.
As it is time bound, all the Headquarters offices and field offices are not in the jurisdiction as and where it is designed and approved by the Board likely to be function from the date of notification.

However, it is learnt few Senior officers are given Executive Commissionerates like Palghar, Bhiwandi etc.. are allergic to mofsil place, intend to change the HeadQuarter Office so that their Commutation & Convenience will not be compromised. However, the same position are not felt for the other Cadres who will subject to daily hardship on account of commutation point of view, equally to the Trade.

CESA, Mumbai will request to the Administration to have independent premises in the jurisdiction in a time bound manner and no such changing of offices will be entertained. If in the present scenario, any Head office of either Palghar or Bhiwandi   is changed for the luxury of one or two officers, then the Order of Inspectors and Superintendent posted in these Commissionerates be suitably modified in the same spirit


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Transfer and Posting Order : Superintendents !!

Mumbai Cadre Controlling Authority vide Estt, Order No 1/2017 dtd 16/06/17 issued a very balance order effecting 1044 officers, some names are missing, the officers UOT having any grievance may be given representation for consideration.





















GST READY?...EVEREADY !!!


Civil aviation ministry seeks deferment of GST implementation

The civil aviation ministry has sought postponement of the GST implementation by two months on the ground that airlines need more time to revamp their systems to comply with the new tax regime.
The goods and services tax (GST) is scheduled to be rolled out from July 1 and preparations are at an advanced stage. Against this backdrop, the ministry has written to the finance ministry seeking deferral of the GST implementation by two months.
According to a senior ministry official, the deferment has been sought as airlines are not yet ready with their systems to be in compliance with GST. Carriers, including Air India, have expressed concern over certain aspects of GST.
Airline officials said making changes in the global ticket distribution system to ensure compliance with GST would take time. Lack of clarity on certain areas pertaining to airlines business has also given rise to concerns of higher operational cost.
Among others, airlines are in a fix over the possibility of movement of "stocks (equipment or aircraft parts)" being taxed under GST.
On Wednesday, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha chaired a meeting on GST preparedness with various aviation industry stakeholders, including airlines, airports and cargo.
Earlier this week, the finance ministry said GST is on track for scheduled implementation from July 1 and pushed back against rumours of a delay.
"The rumours about GST implementation being delayed are false. Please do not be misled by it," Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia had said. 
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After minister seeks GST deferment, MoS Sinha says ready for new tax

“We are prepared for GST from July 1,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said today even as the ministry has sought deferment of the new tax regime.
The minister also emphasised that preparedness for implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been discussed with all aviation stakeholders and that “concerns were satisfactorily addressed”.
The GST is scheduled to be rolled out from July 1 and preparations are at an advanced stage.
However, the ministry recently had written to the Finance Ministry seeking deferral of GST implementation by two months.
The deferment has been sought as airlines are not yet ready with their systems to be in compliance with GST, according to a senior Civil Aviation Ministry official.
Against this backdrop, Sinha today tweeted about the GST preparedness.
“Discussed preparedness with all aviation stakeholders; concerns were satisfactorily addressed. We are prepared for GST from 1st July,” Sinha said.
Airlines, including Air India, had expressed concern over certain aspects of GST.
Airline officials said making changes in the global ticket distribution system to ensure compliance with GST would take time. Lack of clarity on certain areas pertaining to airlines business has also given rise to concerns of higher operational cost.
Among others, airlines are in a fix over the possibility of movement of “stocks (equipment or aircraft parts)” being taxed under GST.
Sinha on Wednesday had chaired a meeting on GST preparedness with various aviation industry stakeholders, including airlines and airports.
Earlier this week, the Finance Ministry said GST is on track for scheduled implementation from July 1 and pushed back against rumours of a delay.
“The rumours about GST implementation being delayed are false. Please do not be misled by it,” Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia had said.
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From Sources:-

Thursday, June 15, 2017

CESA Mumbai Election Bulletin No. 2


After issuance of election Notice of CESA Mumbai, the process of Election started in an open and transparent manner. The head of the splinter group is trying their best to derail the Election Process of the CESA Mumbai. They are spreading various rumors to vitiate the atmosphere to confuse and mislead the members. They are approaching all the Election Officers entrusted at various offices and pressing for not to hold elections. We are proud of our members as well as our Election officers who are determined to hold a fair election of CESA Mumbai. CESA Mumbai requests to one and all not to fall in their trap. In the last moment they may try to spread rumors to derail the election process. Be vigilant.


Election Bulletin No. 02 of CESA Mumbai is as under:-


INCENTIVE FOR INACTION...


INCENTIVE TO INACTION

There is nothing intrinsically wrong in awarding a gold medal to a person for doing nothing.We are inclined to think that the complaint of the anonymous Madras gentleman, that he recently got a gold medal for Harijan upliftment work although he was completely innocent of any such effort, is unfair to the donors of the medal and unwarranted by the facts. In any case it is worth noting that his surprise and obvious sense of guilt did not prevent him from accepting the medal. 

It only shows that everyone likes to get a medal or two and the lesser the claim to a medal the greater the pleasure! As a matter of fact, we have been handing out medals to all and sundry since Independence although it must be conceded that they have not always been made of metal. 

Many people who had accidentally strayed into a Congress procession in the thirties suddenly found themselves doing nothing in British jails. And when they came out for the last time they discovered to their amazement that all kinds of medals were awaiting them. 

Doing nothing can pay off handsomely. After all, is it not written that he also serves who stands and stares? But, perhaps, we are being unfair to the Madras gold medalist.Who knows? He might have been awarded the medal for kindly desisting from social service.

February 28, 1961 From The Free Press Archives

The above paragraph is from the archives of the Free Press Journal, dated  28th February, 1962. Receiving a medal appreciation is a joyful moment, but the process of selection, points a needle of suspicion, as to whether the intention of awarding the medal is malafide or not and also whether the right person has been awarded. 

The adhoc posts of Assistant Commissioner (Insitu) was created and approved in the year 2013 by the Cabinet and the first lot of ACs were promoted in the month of October-2014. Thereafter, many Chairmen/Chairperson have come (after giving the necessary assurances) and gone (without issuing second order, citing difficulties on one or other pretext). However, the second order of promotions were issued in spite of great difficulties, on 23rd February, 2017. Their posting orders were issued on 26-May-2017. In the meantime many of the officers of Central Excise retired without assuming a single day in the post of Assistant Commissioner.

Order of 844 posts of Assistant Commissioners was issued and was kept all these officers from February to first week of the June idle, Sheer criminal wastage of manpower without any postings. In no organisation this type of management of their employee can be imagined. each precious moment are counted in their HR policy. stagnation, promotion at the fag end of the career, humiliation, posting at distant place, adding to discrimination between direct and promotee while posting plus keeping them idle for more than three months is really unfortunate and horrible.


We are not leaving any stone unturned in eagerly welcoming the GST roll out. The VAT people have gradually encroached on our jurisdiction and monopoly. But have we learnt any lesson so far ? Without mending our ways and continuing in the traditional manner of functioning, will only see our wings being clipped even more in the near future.

There are around 800 eligible Grp-B officers, who are ideal for standing upto the challenges of the new regime of taxation, is a another criminal wastage of trained manpower by not giving promotions and keeping the post of assistant commissioner lying vacant.  Who is responsible for this sheer wastage and who is being benefitted by keeping such large number of posts vacant ?  Will this not lead to keeping items of work pending or increasing the legacy issues ?

Time and tide waits for no one, what is gone is gone & cannot be recouped. We expect that the Administration moves quickly so that we can match with the state VAT employees. Otherwise, we will become the victim, like in the Panchatantra story of “Rabbit and the Tortoise”. 

We are helping to implement the path breaking GST, i.e. one nation - one tax, and the ideal mindset that is required to be followed by the Board is that we are all one in CBEC, without having any differentiation between the direct recruits and the promotees… 

It may also be appreciated that the Board alone cannot manage to implement the new tax regime. By keeping the lower level officers happy, the implementation will be a much smoother affair… 

Hope that the Board will be bold and act for all. 

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