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DPC FOR 2118 TEMPORARY POSTS of AC MAY BE HELD AT BOARD OFFICE WITHOUT REFERRING TO UPSC AS PER THE DEMAND OF AIACEGEO - Trade Notices of formations of Hyderabad Zone consequent to implementation of CR likely to be issued this week - Letter submitted by AIACEGEO to CC-Hyderabad Zone on certain issues of reorganisation of formations in Hyderabad Zone in CR with copies to all executive Commissioners. - SOME DIRECT RECRUIT APPRAISERS of Mumbai HAVE APPROACHED CAT , MUMBAI FOR REVISION OF SENIORITY AND TO STAY THE DPC OF 29.09.14. CAT THOUGH PRONOUNCED THE ORDER FOR STAY HOWEVER ORDER IS YET TO BE ISSUED. - DPC FOR REGULARIZATION OF PENDING ADHOC PROMOTIONS of AC cadre MAY BE HELD ON 29.09.14 BY UPSC.

Letter submitted to CC-Hyderabad and Comm-I,II,III and IV of Hyd Zone on certain issues of reorganisation of Hyderabad Zone in CR

We have submitted a letter to CC-Hyd with copies to all Executive Commissioners of Hyderabad Zone on certain issues of reorganisation of formations in Hyderabad Zone in CR. Since CC was not available we could not meet her. However, met C-IV and requested him to continue all the present Sectors post reorganisation also.

We have made it clear that the Administration may reconsider and review the decision to create a new mofussil Division i.e. Kareemnagar Division in Hyd-III Comm'te. We have also requested that the new Sadashivapet Division should be located in Hyderabad city only. We have also brought to the notice of the Administration to shift the present Sirpurkagaznagar Range from the Sirpur Paper Mills place to Mancherial town for all practical purposes. 

Copy of the letter is published below.

Trade Notices on Reorganisation of formations in Hyderabad Zone likely to be issued this week.

It is learnt that Trade Notices on Reorganisation of formations in Hyderabad Zone consequent to implementation of CR are likely to be issued this week. 

In Hyderabad Zone present Divisions from Hyderabad "A" to Hyderabad "N" are being replaced with names of area wise Divisions as detailed below Commissionerate wise.

I. Hyderabad-I Commissionerate:

 There will be Six Divisions as detailed below.

  1. Patancheru Division

  2. Pashamylaram Division

  3. Jinnaram Division

4.    Sadashivapet Division

5.   Ramchandrapuram Division

6.   Nizamabad Division.

II. Hyderabad-II Commissionerate:

     There will be Five Divisions  without any Service Tax with ICD in Thimmapur Division as detailed below.

  1. Secunderabad Division

  2. Hyderabad Division

  3. Shamshabad Division

  4. Thimmapur Division

 5.  Kothur Division

III.  Hyderabad-III Commissionerate:

     Six divisions are proposed three City based (Two CE and one ST) and  three  Mofussil Divisions  (New Division in Karimnagar Dist.) as detailed below.

      1. Uppal C.E.Division

     2.  Cherlapally C.E.Division.

    3.   Service Tax Division (Ranga Reddy Dist.)

    4.   Nalgonda CE and ST Division

    5.  Warangal CE and ST Division

    6.  Kareemnagar CE and ST Division

IV. Hyderabad-IV Commissionerate:

    Six Divisions are proposed – Four Central Excise and Two Service Tax as detailed below. 

    1.  Medchal Division

    2. Kukatpally Division

    3. Balanagar Division

    4. Jeedimetla Division

   5.   Service Tax Division-I

   6.   Service Tax Division-II

     

Update by SG on promotions to AC Cadre

PROPOSALS TO CONDUCT DPC FOR THE REGULAR POSTS FOR 2013-14 FOR THE 421  POSTS OF AC IS PENDING WITH UPSC. DPC FOR REGULARIZATION OF  PENDING ADHOC PROMOTIONS MAY BE HELD ON 29.09.14 BY UPSC.  

DPC  FOR 2118 TEMPORARY POSTS MAY BE HELD AT BOARD OFFICE WITHOUT REFERRING TO UPSC AS PER THE DEMAND OF AIACEGEO .AIACEGEO HAS DEMANDED TO CONDUCT DPC BY BOARD ON SUCH TEMPORARY POSTS AS THESE POSTS HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR THE FIRST TIME AND AS ADHOC PROMOTIONS ONLY TO BE GRANTED, IN THAT CASE UPSC CONSULTATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

UNFORTUNATELY SOME DIRECT RECRUIT APPRAISERS HAVE APPROACHED CAT , MUMBAI FOR REVISION OF SENIORITY AND TO STAY THE DPC OF 29.09.14. CAT THOUGH PRONOUNCED THE ORDER FOR STAY  HOWEVER  ORDER IS YET TO BE ISSUED.

IF DPC FOR 29.09.14 CAN NOT BE HELD, THEN AUTOMATICALLY REST OTHER DPCs  MAY BE KEPT IN ABEYANCE.  UPSC HAS ALREADY MADE A PRE CONDITION THAT UNLESS PENDING ADHOC PROMOTIONS ARE REGULARISED, NO FURTHER ADHOC PROMOTIONS ARE BEING GRANTED BY THEM AND UNLESS ADHOC PROMOTIONS FOR 421 ARE BEING GRANTED , THE PROMOTIONS FOR 2118 POSTS WILL ALSO NOT TO BE GRANTED BY BOARD.

Govt. approves fourteen senior Chief Commissioners as Principal Chief Commissioners w.e.f. 15-10-2014.

Government has approved fourteen senior IRS Offices to the rank of Principal Chief Commissioners to the  top pay scale of Rs 80,000 per month, bringing them on par with top secretaries and DGPs thus meeting their long pending demand to bring their senior most officers on par with those in the IAS and IPS.

The Finance Ministry issued an order to appoint 14 Principal Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise on last December 18. The top  post in theIRS cadre in field formations till now used to be either a Chief Commissioner (CC) or a  Director General which is equivalent to an Additional Chief Secretary rank  officer but the government last year approved a massive cadre restructuring of the Customs and Central Excise department after which the senior most officers stand to get a pay scale on par with the DGPs and top secretaries of the government.

A total of 14 Chief Commissioners will be designated as Principal Chief Commissioners with a salary of Rs 80,000 per month and 38 Chief Commissioners will be upgraded Chief Commissioners under cadre restructuring with a salary of Rs 75,500-80000 from their present salary Rs 67000-79000.

An IRS cadre officer now can get salary on par with his bosses, Chairman and members of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), when he will be posted as Principal Chief Commissioner from October 15.

As the cadre restructuring of the Customs and Central Excise department is still being done by the CBEC, the 14 officers will officiate from their incumbent posting as there are no new charges to be held. All these officers will now be equivalent to the Special Secretary rank to the central government.

Sources said, close to a dozen more senior Chief Commissioners and Director Generals are expected to be appointed as the Principal Chief Commissioners shortly.

 

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Govt. issues Orders on DA increase

F.No. 1-2/2014-E-II (B)
Government of India Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: 18th September, 2014.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2014.

     The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. No. 1/1/2014-E-II (B) Dated: 27th March, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100 % to 107 % with effect from 1st July, 2014.
 
2     The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No. 1 (3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
3     The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall bepaid in cash to all Central Government employees.
 
4     These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence ServicesEstimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separateorders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
 
5     In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
 
Sd/-
(K.R. Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

CR Formations NT Notifications issued by Board

Board has issued CR NT Formations notifying the jurisdiction of all formations and the date of their effect. 

The date of effect is 15-10-2014. So all the new Formations (new Commissionerates, Directorates, present Commissionerates reorganised  and designated authorities) will take effect from 15-10-2014. 

As far as Hyderabad CCA is concerned, location of Formations  is as follows. 

I. Vizag Zone:

    Vizag-I  Comm'te in Vizag.

    Kakinada Comm'te (Vizag-II) in Kakinada

    Nellore Comm'te with Districts of Nellore, Ongole and Cuddapah (Vizag-III) in Nellore

    Tirupati Commte without Cuddapah in Tirupati

    Guntur  Commte without Districts of Nellore and Ongole in Guntur.

    Vizag Audit Commite in Vijayawada for entire Vizag Zone

    Vizag Customs (Preventive) Comm'te without Vizag Port, Gangavaram Port in Vijayawada.

    Vizag Appeal-I in Vishakapatnam

    Vizag Appeal-II in Vijaywada.

 

II.  Hyderabad Zone:

     Hyderabad-I with present jurisdiction with addition of ICD  (Batco) in Medak Dist. 

     Hyderabad-II  with present Central Excise jurisdiction  with addition of Hyderabad-J Div including ICD in Thimmapur in  Mahabugnagar Dist. and Kathedan and Gaganpahad Ranges of Hyd-IV Comm'te

     Hyderabad-III   without Hyderabad-J Division.

     Hyderabad-IV without Kathedan and Gaganpahad Ranges

    Hyderabad ST Comm'te with only Hyderabad Dist i.e. present Hyderabad-II ST Assessee Base

    Hyderabad Audit  Comm'te – Total Hyderabad Zone.

    Hyderabad Customs Comm'te – RGIA Airport, Sanathnagar ICD, Air Cargo.

    III. Order of Promotions to Group-B Cadre in Hyderabad CCA:

         DPCs have already been completed. Order of promotions including  Superintendent Cadre  will be issued in the forenoon of 30th September,2014 w.e.f. afternoon of 30th September,2014. All the newly promoted officers will have to work in their present places till 15th October,2014 before which date their allotment orders will be issued. 

       All newly notified formations will start functioning from 15th October,2014 before which Board is likely to issue promotions upto JC and above except to the entry level of Group-A Cadre i.e. Asst.Commissioner. If promotions cannot be given additional charges may be given to all the Group-A officers till DPCs are conducted and promotions are effected.

 

       

     

Central Excise Superintendents call for Satyagraha for promotions

 Superintendents’ association of Central Excise for gathering of their 51 members before the residences of top bosses of  the Central Board of Excise and Customs on September 20  as symbol of Satyagraha due to lack  of promotional avenues.  Central excise superintendents face severe stagnation in terms of promotional avenues.

They are forced to retire as Superintendent with only single promotion in the service career of 35-40 years after joining as Inspector  while their counterparts of Income Tax department are able to reach the post of Commissioner

.

“If career prospects were disclosed at the time of the recruitment, these officers would have never joined this job,” said Ravi Malik, Secretary General, Superintendents’ association of Central Excise. Malik added that the cadre restructuring, which should have been implemented immediately after its notification on 18 December last year, particularly keeping in view the monthly mass level retirements of our officers without getting even IInd promotion, is still pending even after more than eight months of its notification. Cadre restructuring order in CBEC gives some relief to superintendent cadre in promotion scope.

 

 

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Email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. may be banned for official use

Popular email services like Gmail and Yahoo  are likely to be banned for official use to safeguard critical  and sensitive government data. A proposal to this effect is being moved by Department Electronics and Information Technolocy  (DeIT)   for Cabinet approval by month-end, sources said.

Government Communication, barring those of Ministry of Defence and  External Affairs, will be done using the platform of the National Informatics (NIC), they added. While Defence Ministry has its own separate secure email server, the External Affairs too may follow suit.

 

The move comes amid concerns about rising cyber crime and hacking incidents. Earlier this week, five million usernames and passwords of Google were reported to have been leaked online by Russian hackers. Government is expected to route official communication through the NIC email service. DeIT  has drafted the policy on use of email for government offices and departments views and comments ministries concerned are being taken on this, sources said.

 

Sources said the policy seeks to protect large amount of critical government data and aims to make it mandatory for government offices to communicate only on  Nic.In platform, not on commercial services Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, etc. The policy is expected to cover about 5-6 lakh  Central and state Government employees using the email service provided by NIC, they added.

 

To ensure smooth working of the NIC platform, DeitY will soon require about Rs 4-5 crore to ramp up NIC infrastructure.. Besides, a total investment of around Rs 50-100 crore would be required for full operationability of the policy, including integrating emails with cloud so that official data can be saved on a cloud platform and can then be easily shared with the concerned government ministries and departments.

 

 

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Hyderabad CCA DPC for promotion to Superintendent Cadre completed

Hyderabad CCA DPC for promotion to Superintendent Cadre was completed on 12-9-2014. Promotion Orders  may be given before 30-9-2014 or on 30-9-2014 effective from a/n of 30-9-2014. Newly promoted officers will be continued in their present postings on in-situ basis till regular posting/allotment orders are given. 

It is learnt that Board has approved NT Notification with regard to notification of formations. It is buzzed that the effective date  for all the formations is likely to be from 15-10-2014. Before this effective date, transfer and allotment orders of all newly officers will be issued along with local Trade Notices notifying the new formations and change in the jurisdiction of the existing formations.

 

 

 

Govt to drop attestation of documents by gazetted officer

The Centre will replace the requirement of furnishing affidavits with self-attested declarations in a major chunk of government-related work and an official  order in this regard will be issued soon,, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said.

“This thought (to promote self- attestation) was in the process. But it was not been implemented in the full way. No notification has been issued on it. It will be done soon,” he told a press conference on works done by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions during the 100 days of the NDA government.

He said different departments have different sensitivities. However, self-attestation would be pushed to the maximum extent possible, the Minister said.

 

“There may be a problem when you go to some place and an officer may say he will not receive a self-attested document. He will say there is no such order. So, the order will be issued by us. But, till then all stakeholders including the State governments need to work together for it,” said Mr. Singh.

 

He said self-certification of documents is going to be a a great boon for the unemployed youth. “In certain security-related matters, gazetted certification might have to be retained, after a dispassionate look,” he said.

 

“For the first time in independent India, the practice of documents being attested by gazetted officers will be done away with. We have broadly focused on making governance good and simple in the last three months,” Mr. Singh said, referring to the work done by the Ministry.

He said the promotion of self-certification in place of notarized affidavits will be a significant step in making life easier for the common man and building trust. “As India goes into the 21st century, everyone would recognize the stakes involved in false attestation,” he said.

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