CBEC Cadre Restructuring approved by Finance Minister – Central Board of Excise and Customs Cadre Restructuring got delayed by 7 Years – 18000 New Posts to be created – CBEC Chairperson’s Note
The much expected CBEC Cadre Restructuring has been finally approved by Finance Minister as reported by CBEC Chairperson. Earlier in the month of December 2013, CBEC Cadre Restructuring proposal was notified by CBEC. However, the implementation of CBEC Cadre Restructuring required further approval by FM. Now Finance Minister has given his approval.
Chairperson’s note regarding implementation of the Cadre restructuringImplementation of the Cadre Restructuring of the department has been approved by Hon’ble FM on 10.05.2014- Chairperson’s note regarding implementation of the Cadre restructuring Greetings to the IC&CE family. It is my pleasure to inform you that implementation of the cadre restructuring of the department has been approved by the Hon’ble FM on 10.5.2014. Months of hard work and waiting have finally paid off. The cadre restructuring is late by 7 years, even so there is a cause for happiness as a large number of promotions in different grades can now take place.However, we have no time to rest as the implementation of the CR requires focus and a lot of hard work. It is in the interest of the department to have a committed and largely satisfied work force. Stagnation is one of the de-motivating factors in this regard. While CR resolves some of the issues leading to stagnation. it does not address some of the root causes of stagnation. For this we have to take other actions such as amending the RRs,raising the matter before the next Pay Commission etc. Addressing the root of the problem also takes clarity of mind, time, patience and persistence since other Ministries & agencies are involved. It also requires that we remain united at all times. We should be cautious that divisiOns & differences do not derail/side track the process of CR which is in the larger interest of the entire department. Just as a motivated work force is important, credibility of the higher bureaucracy in the department is also equally important and must not be undermined.Promotions to Group B gazetted and lower posts are to be done by the CCA’s. I hope that ACRs/rosters and vigilance clearances etc. are up to date. I urge all officers, staff and associations of the department to be united and face the challenges of implementation with patience, persistence and a spirit of cooperation. I again thank all of you for your support in carrying through this important work.sd/-(J.M.Shanti sundharam)Chairperson
Source : CBEC
Times of India Report on CBEC Cadre Restructure
The Union finance minister has finally approved the cadre restructuring in the central board of excise and customs (CBEC). The cadre restructuring was in the pipeline for seven years. With the approval, over 18,000 new posts are expected to be created in the department across the country.
In Gujarat, four new Commissionerates are likely to be added in the Ahmedabad zone. Presently there are 10 commisionerates of central excise, one of service tax and three commissionerates of appeals in Ahmedabad and Vadodara zones.
According to sources, the new commissionerates are expected to be three of audit, one each with Ahmedabad I, II and III commissionerates and a new central excise commissioner in Kutch. At present, Kutch comes under the Jamnagar Commissionerate. Meanwhile, no new commissionerates are likely to be added in the service tax or customs in Gujarat. The Ahmedabad zone covers all of north and central Gujarat and Saurashtra.
Along with 18,000 new proposed posts, three new senior positions are also likely to be added which include principal chief commissioner/principal director general, chief commissioner/director general and principal commissioner. Each commissionerate will have five divisions and 25 ranges.
“With the approval, a large number of promotions in different grades can take place. While restructuring resolves some stagnation issues, it doesn’t address the cause of stagnation. We will raise the matter before the next pay commission and make some amendments in recruitment rules,” said J M Shanti Sundharam, chairperson, CBEC in a statement.
The demand for cadre restructuring has also been made by the income tax department and is expected to be approved only after the new government takes over.
In 2013-14, the service tax department collected Rs 4,691.35 crore against a target of Rs 5,463 crore in Gujarat while the central excise department and customs were able to surpass its target. Against the target of Rs 8,275 crore in excise duty, the department collected Rs 8,433.88 crore in the fiscal year ending March 2014.
Source : Times of India