Circular no. 27 of chq.

INCOME TAX  EMPLOYEES  FEDERATION

     Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,

New Delhi. 110 027.

www.itefcentralhq.org  email: itefcentral@gmail.com

Cir. No. 27/12-15                                                                Dated: 8th July, 2013.

Dear Comrades,

                   Natural Calamity in Uttarakhand: It is needless to state here the horror and tragedy of the loss of human lives and unprecedented destruction of homes and livelihoods in the state of Uttarakhand during the foods, which continues to unfold even today.  It is known to all of us that hundreds of villages have also been washed away alongwith thousands of human lives. The Prime Minister appealed to all concerned that – “At this moment, the affected people need our help to tide over the calamity that has fallen upon them, to survive and to rebuild their lives.  I request all citizens of India to stand with our distressed fellow countrymen, and actively participate in the national effort to support them at this difficult time”.

               Responding to the appeal of the Prime Minister, the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has called upon the entirety of Central Govt. Employees to donate one day’s salary to the Prime Minister Relief Fund and extend full support in rehabilitation and reconstruction. Accordingly, the ITEF calls upon all its members to donate one day salary for the above cause.  For faster and proper remittance of the fund, we have requested the Chairperson, CBDT to direct all the Chief Commissioners (CCA) to effect the deduction from the salary and remit the same to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund directly.  Copy of the letter addressed to the Chairperson is appended below.  We hope all our members, as they do always, will rise to the occasion and join our movement in providing support to them at this difficult time.

                   Cadre Restructuring & Implementation Committees: Please recall our message and copy of JCA”s letter addressed to the Chairperson, CBDT, placed on the website, wherein we have informed you that the Central Board of Direct Taxes has formed Core Committee and various sub-committees to implement the Cadre Restructuring proposal approved by the Cabinet, without giving representation to the JCA.  We have also requested all  of you not to involve or associate with such committees at Circle level till  our representatives are included in the apex Committee at Board level.  Today, on 8th July, 2013, in the open session of the ITGOA Managing Committee Meeting the Member (P&V), Member (Inv) and Member (Revenue) were present.  In the meeting both the undersigned and Secretary General of ITGOA raised this issued and conveyed our resentments.  In reply the Member (P&V) announced that the Board has already decided to include the representatives of the JCA  in all committees and at all levels.  The Committee at the apex level will be reconstituted within a week and all the Chief Commissioners have  been directed to include the JCA members in the Committees at that level also.  In view of this we have decided not to embark upon any agitation on this  issue and request all the Circle General Secretaries to nominate our representatives to the Committees that are being formed at the Charge level.

                   Recognition of ITEF & Verification of Membership: The recognition of ITEF under CCS RSA) Rules 1993 is to expire shortly.  For extension of the recognition is under consideration of the Board with fresh verification of the Membership.  On our request the Board has requested all Cadre Controlling Chief Commissioner vide their letter F No. B-12020/07/2013-Ad.IX dated 5th April, 2013, to verify the membership of the Income Tax Employees Federation through check-off system and intimate the board the following information for extending the recognition of the Federation:

(1)   Total Number of non-gazetted employees of Income Tax Department,

(2)   Total number out of (i) who are members of the Income Tax Employees Federation.

             We have been informed by the authorities that in spite of two reminders vide even No. dated 17.05.2013 and 17th June 2013, the requisite information has not yet been furnished from the following CCIT(CCA) charges.

       Ahmedabad, Bangalore; Bhubaneswar; Chandigarh; Chennai; New Delhi; Guwahati; Hyderabad; Jaipur; Kanpur; Kochi; Kolkata; Lucknow; Nagpur; Patna; Pune.

The Circle General Secretaries of the above Charges are requested to take necessary steps and pursue the concerned to furnish the information at the earliest.

                   With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

Sd/

(KP Rajagopal)

Secretary General

 

Copy of letter No. N-1/12-15   Dated: 8th July, 2013.

The Chairperson,

Central Board of Direct Taxes,

North Block,

New Delhi- 110 001.

Madam,

Sub:    Natural Calamity of Uttarakhand- Donation of One Day’s Salary by

 Income Tax Employees- Request for deduction- Regarding-

It is needless to state here the horror and tragedy of the loss of human lives and unprecedented destruction of homes and livelihoods in the Kedarnath, Chamoli and other regions of Uttarakhand, which continues to unfold even today.  It is known to all of us that hundreds of villages have also been washed away alongwith thousands of human lives.

The Income Tax Employees Federation felt it imperative on its part to devote our energy and resource into providing relief and succour to those affected and rebuilding the lost property and infrastructure and rehabilitation of the people.  We have, therefore, decided to bestow one day’s salary towards the above objectives, through the Prime Ministers Relief Fund.  We have also called upon all our members to donate the same to the PMRF.

Since all the Non-gazetted employees are our members and with a view to ensure speedy and proper remittance of the fund, we request your goodself to kindly issue necessary directions to the Cadre Controlling Authorities to effect the deduction and remit the funds to the Prime Ministers Relief Fund.  For the purpose of deduction the One Day’s salary may be calculated on the Pay, Grade Pay and Dearness Allowance only, as other allowances like HRA, TA etc. are not uniform and vary according to places and postings etc.  If any member wants to opt out from the donation, (s)he may be permitted to do so.

An early action in this regard is solicited.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

Sd/

(KP Rajagopal)

Secretary General.

One Response to Circular no. 27 of chq.

  1. SUNIL C J says:

    SUNIL.C.J,
    TAX ASSISTANT,
    O/O. THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX,
    THRISSUR.
    DT.12.07.2013.

    TO
    Shri. Amrendra Tiwary,
    Chairman,
    Subcommittee No.6
    (Implementation of Cadre Restructruring)
    (Sub Committee on RRs of Group B & C Cadres)
    Directorate of Income Tax(HRD),
    ICADR Building, Plot No.6,
    Vasant Kunj Institutional Area Phase-II,
    New Delhi.
    PIN-110070.

    (Submitted through proper channel)
    (Advance Copy submitted directly)

    Respected Sir,

    Sub: Implementation of cadre restructuring income tax department –Reg.

    Ref: F.No.HRD/CM/102/3/2009/10/(Pt)/1098, dated 02.07.2013.

    As per the letter referred above the implementation committee shall obtain inputs from members of concerned cadres.

    Some requests in recruitment rules for restructuring

    1.Give all the additional vacancies inside the department as a one time relaxation:

    In 2001 all the additional vacancies had been given inside the department itself as a one time measure. The career and promotion prospects of group C employees in the clerical cadre is very less. The basic qualification for Tax Assistants are graduation and 8000 key impression. Most of them who are joining in the department are post graduates, double graduate and engineering graduates. To become inspectors they have to wait 15 to 20 years. One reason for restructuring of the department was poor career and promotion prospects which may lead to demoralization of employees in group C cadres as they have to wait 15 to 20 years to get the promotion of inspectors. Stagnation among eligible candidates (departmental exam passed candidates) must be minimized. Give all the additional vacancies especially in the cadres of inspectors inside the department staff as a one time relaxation as if 2001 career restructuring.

    2.Avoid all the staying period in each cadres

    The additional posts should be filled in the department by relaxing all the minimum staying period in each cadres(grade pay). The passing of departmental examination for promotion should not be relaxed. Because if relaxing departmental exam may make quality deterioration. The additional posts must be filled in the department itself. If ITO exam passed people are not in ITI cadres, They may be selected from lower cadres. If ITI exam passed employees are not there in executive assistants, from tax assistants may be considered. For other cadres also if departmental exam passed employees are not available in a particular cadre employees from the next lower cadre may be considered. According to the instructions of ministry of finance in O.M. No.7(7)-E(co-ord/93 dated 03.05.1993 these posts would be deemed to have been abolished if they continued to remain unfilled from a period of one year. Hence all vacancies of each cadre may be filled from the departmental exployees by relaxing the staying period in each grade pay as a one time measure.

    3. Give all the promotion on year of passing departmental exam basis

    Through the departmental examination the talented and hardworking employees can be selected inside the department. Now for ITI promotion only 50% is selected on the basis of year/ date of passing departmental examination. All the ITI promotion must be in year of passing departmental exam basis. All the promotion from T.A to Sr.T.A may also be filled on the basis of year/date of passing departmental examination. The promotion from ITI to ITO also can be conducted on the basis of year of passing departmental examination.

    Advantage of this system
    1.Not have to wait departmental exam results every year for conducting DPC. The next year result can be placed at the bottom of the existing list.

    2. The seniority list will not be changed every year.

    3. The complication in promotion and cases for promotion can be minimized as there is only one consideration for promotion, the year of passing.

    4. Every year it is not needed to conduct departmental examination.

    5. It will also open a way for the talented youths in the department better career prospects and promotion avenues. It would also help in preventing not talented employees in higher cadres.

    The departmental exam must be more tough. Now only 50% only required for passing ITO examination. Formerly it was 60%. In my opinion the percentage may be increased from 50% to 60%. Only two to three chances only been given for employees to appear for the exam. For promotion from ITO to ACIT also a very tough exam may be conducted. In present exam scheme giving 10 times chances for passing one by one paper must be stopped. So many employees are every year taking leave and trying for exam and making department parallised may be minimized. Only one or two chances only been given for passing these exams. The syllabus of exam must be in such a way that preparing these exams should help them in their daily work also. Only those who are hard working in the department should acquire knowledge and should pass these exams.

    4.Merge the cadre of stenographer with Ministerial Staff:

    The recruitment of tax assistants are on the basis of graduation and 8000 key depression in computer. As these ministerial staffs can be utilized for drafting letters and typing in computers. Old world of Stenographers has gone as there is not typewriters in the department today. They have to type again and again on those days. But now most of the old copies of letters are available in the computer itself. Drafting became just fill in the blanks. Only a few people are learning stenography today . For ministerial staff duty allocation can be given. They can be make bound for their duties. Most of the stenos are simply sitting in the department. Officers think rather than giving dictation for stenos and waiting for getting letters typed, better to prepare the letter in the computer by themselves. The most righteous decision of restructuring is merging of grades of Senior Tax Assistant, office superintendent, Stenographer Grade-1 and DEO . Because one can be easily utilised for others work also. The department was running quite nicely even though only 185 stenographers are there in the department. Most of the stenographers are reluctant to do any other work. If officers are free then only some of them give dictaion for stenos . All other time they are simply sitting. Just like ministerial staff they can give duty list and can be used for all types of works such as AST etc. All the quota for promotion from stenos to ITI must be stopped. In Kerala and Gujarath stenos are getting promotion from 2400 grade pay to inspectors within three years but T.As have to wait 20 years due to these quota system.

    5. Consider the seniority of old state of interstate transferred employees for promotion.

    For employees to get inter state transfer ,they have to surrender all their promotion and have to go to their parent cadre and to become the junior most during interstate transfer. While considering the staying period in each grade pay their seniority in old state also please be considered.

    I hope your honor will consider the above proposals while finalizing the recruitment rules while making recruitment rules for Group B and Group C cadres.

    Yours faithfully,

    (Sunil.C.J)

    Copy to: 1. The Chairman, Core Committee
    (Implementaion Cell of Cadre Restructuring), CBDT, New Delhi.

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