Placed below is the letter of the JCA addressed to the Chairperson protesting the way in which the CBDT intends to implement the Cadre Restructuring Proposal approved by the Cabinet ignoring the ITEF and ITGOA. The letter is self explanatory. We have also lodged our protest to the Chairperson in person too. The Chairperson has assured that our concerns will be addressed soon. But till we are informed the steps that are being taken by the Board to include our Representatives in the Core and other sub-committees at apex and the CCA level for including our representative, as demanded by us , we are not to get involved or to extend any co-operation in any way in the Cadre Restructuring Implementation Process. You will be kept informed as and when there is any further development in this regard.
JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION &
INCOME TAX GAZETTED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
A-2/95, Manishinath Bhawan, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027
Rajesh D Menon & K.P. Rajagopal
No. N-1/M-10/1/2012-15 Dated: 28th June, 2013
Central Board of Direct Taxes,
New Delhi-110 001.
Sub: Formation of Core-committees and sub-committees for
Implementing Cadre Restructuring proposals – regarding
Please refer to the above. Also refer to ITEF’s letter dated 7-6-2013 requesting to constitute a committee including representatives of three service associations in the department for implementing the Cadre Restructuring-2013 & ITGOA’s letter dated 17-6-2013 requesting for a representation in the Core-Committee and all the sub-committees that were to be formed.
2. With regard to the above, we wish to draw your attention to the fact that on 19-6-2013 O/o HRD has constituted a Core Committee of 10 persons without any representation from ITEF and ITGOA which together account for more than 95% of the work-force in the department. Further it has been reliably learnt from the field formation that CBDT had instructed the Cadre Controlling Authorities to suggest the name of one Officer and one Official from each region for inclusion of their names in the Subcommittees at National level with a rider that such officer or official should not be an office bearer or having any connection with ITEF & ITGOA. Here, it is pertinent to highlight that when a Committee was formed in 2008 to suggest & formulate this very Cadre Restructuring Proposal, representatives of this ITEF & ITGOA was included not only in the main committee but also in all the sub-committees. Therefore, it is not only surprising but causing great anguish from the fact that the Board has chosen to ignore the JCA (comprising of ITEF and ITGOA) while constituting the committees for implementing the Cadre Restructuring – 2013, especially when a a commitment was given to include representatives of ITEF & ITGOA in such committees, during the meeting of PGRM held on 22-2-2013.
3. Your good self will appreciate that the contributions of ITEF & ITGOA was significant, both in finalising the proposal and during the process of its approval by the Government. The order constituting the Committee was placed for a few hours in the Website of IRS Officers only (www.irsofficersonline.org) and not in department’s official website (www.incometaxindia.gov.in) and its removal from the site only strengthen our belief that the intention of the authorities is not bonafide and the implementation of Cadre Restructuring will be far-away from the spirit of the original proposal. In this context, it may be kindly noted that before taking any policy decision relating to service matters, formal discussion with recognized Service Association (ITEF & ITGOA) is a pre-requisite.
4. We wish to bring to your kind notice that the above decision of CBDT i.e. to keep the recognized service associations viz. ITEF & ITGOA whose members constitute more than 95% of the entire work-force of the I.T. Dept., outside the committee is causing total discontentment in the rank and file of our members and this does not forebode well for a conducive working atmosphere much needed for achieving the goal of the Department.
5. Your good self is therefore requested, to take immediate steps such as to reconstitute the Core Committee at Board level with the inclusion of Representatives of ITEF & ITGOA and also re-issue instructions to the Chief Commissioners (CCA) to include only such members who are nominated by ITEF and ITGOA in Committees at all levels. We would also like to mention that in pursuit of our legitimate rights, JCA (comprising of ITEF & ITGOA) will not flinch from adopting any stand or step including non-cooperation in general and in implementing Cadre Restructuring, in particular.
Rajesh D Menon. K.P.Rajagopal
Joint Convenor Joint Convenor
Copy Submitted to the Secretary (Revenue), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, New Delhi with a request to issue necessary instruction to the Central Board of Direct Taxes to include the representatives of the two Service Associations in the Committee for considering suggestions and smooth implementation of the Restructuring of the Department.
Copy to The Director General of Income Tax (HRD), CBDT, ICADR Building, Vasant Kunj,New Delhi for information.
F.No. A -11013/1/2013 –Ad.VII
Government of India/ Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi,31st May,2013
All Chief Commissioners of Income Tax
All the Directors General of Income Tax
Subject. Additional Manpower for the Income Tax Department.
I am directed to state that the Government has approved, as per decision taken in cabinet meeting held on 23rd May, 2013 (Minutes issued on 27th May, 2013), additional manpower for the Income Tax Department in various cadres as per Annex A of this communication. These posts are created in addition to the existing posts as per restructuring of the Department vide F.No.A-11013/3/98-Ad.VII dated 24th October,2000 and 7051 additional posts created vide order F.No.A-11013/3/2006-Ad.VII dated 20.11.2006.
2. All the additional post at the different levels as per Annex A stand created with effect from 23rd May,2013(the date of Cabinet Meeting ). These posts shall be filled up in accordance with the Cabinet approval in the following manner:-
i The 166 additional regular posts and 620 additional reserve posts at the level of Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax and 563 vacancies arising in the grade due to promotions to higher grade will be filled up equally by promotion and direct recruitment. Therefore the additional 1349 posts created at this level will be filled over a period of 5 years with 270 post per year being filled in the next four years and 269 posts being filled in the fifth year. Every year these posts will be filled by promotion and direct recruitment in equal proportion.
ii The cabinet has permitted, as a one- time measure, filling up of the additional posts that are to be filled by promotion immediately without awaiting amendments in the recruitment rules on the basis of the model recruitments rules issued by DOPT. Accordingly the process of filling up of all the additional posts that are to be filled by promotion shall be initiated immediately on the basis of the model recruitment rules issued by the DoPT without awaiting amendment in the recruitment rules of the relevant post(s).
iii The cabinet has also approved the filing up of the additional posts in the HAG+ with all the existing CCsIT being placed in the HAG+ directly and thereafter DPC being conduted to place 26 of these CCsIT in the Apex grade. Instructions regarding promotions/ placement of the officers in the posts in HAG + and Apex scales shall be issued separately.
3.The region –wise/ charge –wise distribution of the posts at various levels will be intimated separately. Revised sanctioned strength will be notified in the recruitment rules in due course.
4. This issue in pursuance to the approval of the cabinet conveyed vide Cabinet Secretariat Note No.20/CM/2013(i) dated May 27th, 2013.
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
Government of India/Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Additional Posts to be created in various grades in the Income Tax Department
|Sl.No||Name of the Post||Pay Scale||Additional posts created|
|1.||Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs 80,000 (fixed)||
|2||Chief Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs 75,500-80000||
|3||Principal Commissioner of Income Tax||Rs 67000-79000||
|4||Commissioner of Income Tax||37,400-67000+ grade pay of Rs 10000||
|5||Additional/Joint Commissioner of Income Tax||37,400-67000+grade pay of Rs 870015600-39100 + grade pay of Rs 7600||
|6||Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax||15600-39100 + grade pay of Rs 6600||
|7||Asstt. Commissioner of Income Tax||15600-39100 + grade pay of Rs 5400||
|8||Reserves (Group Á’||15600-39100 = grade payd of Rs 5400||
|9||Income Tax Officer||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4800/5400||
|10||Principal Administrative Officer||15600-39100 + grade pay of Rs 6600||
|11||Administrative Officer Grade II||9300-34800 +grade pay of Rs 4800||
|12||Administrative Officer Grade III||9300-34800 +grade pay of Rs 4200||
|12||Senior Private Secretary||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4800||
|13||Private Secretary||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4200||
|14||Inspector of Income Tax||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4600||
|15||Executive Assistant #||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4200||
|16||TA/Steno III/Driver||5200-20200 + grade pay of Rs 2400||
|17||Notice Server/LDC/Driver||5200-20200 + grade pay of Rs 1900||
|18||Other Posts in Group C||5200-20200 + grade pay of Rs 1800||
|19||Deputy Director (EDP)||15600-39100 + grade pay of Rs 6600||
|20||Assistant EDP/Additional Assistant Director (EDP)||15600-39100 + grade pay of Rs 54009300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 5400||
|21||DPA Grade B||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4200||
|22||DOA Grade Ä”||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4200||
|23||Deputy Director (OL)||15600-39100 + grade pay of Rs 6600||
|24||Assistant Director (OL)||15600-39100 + grade pay of Rs 5400||
|25||Senior Hindi Translator||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4600||
|26||Junior Hindi Translator||9300-34800 + grade pay of Rs 4200||
@ 116 existing posts of CCIT in HAG will also be redesignated as Principal CIT. The Total posts of Principal CIT will therefore be 300
*These posts stands abolished
#The post comprises the existing grades of Senior Tax Assistant, Office Superintendent, Stenographer Grade I and DEO which stand merged.
Joint Secretary to the Government of India
Note by SG,ITEF: The Discrepancies in respect of grade pay of certain cadres in the above Annex are being pointed out for correction.
DA ORDER raising the DA from 72 to 80% with effect from. 1.1.2013.
INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
A2/95 Rajourigarden, New Delhi-27
No. N-1/12-15 Dated: 4th March,2013
Ms. Archana Ranjan,
Director General of Income Tax (HRD)
ICADR Building, Vasant Kunj,
Sub: Fixation of Pay consequent upon 6th Pay Commission Recommendations in the cadres of Inspectors/PAs/AOs- Regarding-
Ref: F.No. HRD/CMD/175/9/2010-11/3740 dated 22nd March, 2012.
This has reference to the above letter addressed to the Chief Commissioners of Income Tax (CCA), on the subject. We are thankful for taking up the issue with the Department of Expenditure for getting their advice in the above matter as also for conveying the approval of the Chairperson, CBDT, the intention and provisions under which the recoveries can be waived in certain genuine cases.
Nevertheless we would like to bring to your kind notice that the clarifications conveyed by the Dept. of Expenditure do not address the main issue referred by us viz. fixation of pay of persons promoted between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008. Nor the gesture of waiver of the recovery covers such cases. The clarification now conveyed is only in respect of fixation of pay as on 1.1.2006. In almost all cases the fixation has been done in the same manner conveyed by the DOE now. The stepping up of pay in case of anomaly in the pay of promoted seniors and the Directly Recruited juniors is also in conformity with the instructions already issued.
However, we have taken up more emphatically the issue of fixation of Pay of persons promoted between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008. In such cases the fixation was made in accordance with the clarification issued by the DOE in UO No. 10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009 in the case of similarly placed Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 1.1.2006. The same clarification was again endorsed by the DOPT when references were made by various Ministries/Departments vide No. 7/7/08-CS.I(A) dated 22nd December, 2010. (copy enclosed for ready reference). Vide Point C of the said clarification the DOE has clarified the issue as under:
(C) The manner of fixation of pay of officials promoted as Assistants/PAs between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008-
In the case of Government Servants who were promoted as Assistants/PAs between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008, their pay will be fixed as per the option exercised by them. In terms of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, they have the option to (i) either have their pay fixed w.e.f. 1.1.2006 with reference to the lower scale which they were holding as on 1.1.2006, or (ii) from the date of promotion which took place after 1.1.2006; in such cases, their pay will be fixed with reference to the fitment table of the higher pay scale, however, they will not be entitled to arrears of pay from 1.1.2006 till the date of option.
Accordingly in the case of Officials who were promoted as Assistants/Pas between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008, they have the option to have their pay fixed w.e.f 1.1.2006 with reference to the pre-revised scale of the lower grade i.e. UDC/Steno ‘D. In such cases, on the date of their promotion, their pay will be fixed by granting them one increment in the pay band (subject to the minimum pay in the pay band being Rs 9300) and grade pay of Rs 4600.
Alternatively, they can opt to have their pay fixed from the date of promotion with reference to the fitment table of the ungraded pay scale i.e. pre-revised scale of Rs 7450-11500, in which case, they shall not be entitled to arrears of pay from 1.1.2006 till the date of option.
Invariably in all the cases of persons promoted between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008 fixation was made in the above manner, even forgoing their entitled arrears from 1.1.2006 till the date of their promotion. This is being objected to by the Zonal Accounts Offices in all places and resorted recovery of the alleged excess payment.
The Zonal Accounts Officers are objecting to the fixation made in the case of personnel of this Department promoted between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 on the ground that the above clarification was issued in the case of CSS/CSSS only and that fixation formula cannot be applied in our case. Therefore, the matter has to be taken up again with the Department of Expenditure for allowing the Fixation of pay of persons promoted between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2006 applying the ratio of clarification referred above, issued in the case of Assistants/PAs or CSS.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 7th January, 2013
Subject:- Fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and responsibilities but carrying the same grade pay.
The undersigned is directed to invite an attention to the provisions contained in Rule 13 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, which provides for the method of fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006 in case. inter-alia, of promotion from one grade pay to another. The Rule provides for fixation of pay by way of addition of one increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay (rounded off to the next multiple of 10)to the existing pay in the pay band and then fixing the pay in the promotional post as per the procedure prescribed therein.
2. In terms of this Ministry’s OM No. 169/2/2000-IC dated 24.11.2000, dealing with the situation whereby both the feeder and the promotional grades were placed in the identical revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission, it was provided, inter-alia, that only in cases where it was not found feasible to appropriately restructure cadres in question on functional, operational and administrative considerations, extension of the benefit of fixation of pay under FR 22(I)(a)(1) could be considered on the merits of each case, provided all the conditions precedent for the grant of this benefit were fully satisfied and promotion to the post in question actually involved assumption of higher responsibilities.
3. In view of the provisions which existed prior to 1.12006., the matter has been considered and the President is pleased to decide that in cases of promotion from one post to another where the promotional post carries the same Grade Pay as the feeder post, the fixation of pay in such cases will be done in the manner as prescribed in Rule 13(i) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, provided fixation of pay in such cases was done prior to 1.1.2006 in terms of this Ministry’s aforesaid OM No.169/2/2000-IC dated 24 11.2000.
4. In so far as the persons serving the Indian Audit and Account Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
5. The Hindi version of this OM will follow.
(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
UNSTARRED QUESTIONS NO.2399
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 7TH DECEMBER,
AGRAHAYANA 16, 1934(SAKA)
Manpower Shortage in IT Department
2399. SHRI. P.K.BIJU
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:
a) whether there is an acute manpower shortage in the Income Tax Department
b) if so, the details thereof;
c) whether the shortage of manpower is hindering the black money detetion and proper scrutiny of returns of Income.
d) whether the Government has received any proposal to augment the manpower shortage in the Income Tax Department: and
e) if so, the details thereof and the action taken thereon?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(a) & (b) The Sanctioned and working strength of the officers / staff in the Income Tax Department / Directors as on 31.3.2012
C:) The Investigation Directorates , Intelligence and Criminal Investigation Directorate and Central Charges of the Income Tax Department are facing acute work force shortage which is hampering their effective functioning.
d) & e) : A proposal for cadre restructuring of Income Tax Department is under process separately.
INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
A-2/95, Manishinath Bhawan, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi 110 027
President: Ashok B Salunkhe Secretary General: K.P. Rajagopal
No. AO-1-28/12-15 Dated: Ist June, 2012.
The Board has approved the provision of Six Air Conditioners for the staff in each Range Offices. Only 50% of the Ranges will be covered during the current year. All the CCsIT (CCA) have been asked to identify the ranges and send the proposals in the proforma circulated to them. The Circle General Secretaries of ITEF are requested to coordinate with the Administration in selecting the ranges and sending the proposals for approval. It may also be ensured that this provision of Air Conditioning for staff is not diverted in any way to any other purposes. The communication sent to each CCIT (CCA) separately by the Board is placed below.
Similarly the CBDT has also sanctioned Rs 5 lakh each to 309 small stations for creating infrastructure improvement (click flash news for the orders). Both these items are part of the suggestions made by the ITEF for utilisation of the 1% infrastructure fund. Therefore, Circle General Secretaries/Branch secretaries are requested to closely involve and monitor the implementation and ensure that the funds allocated for the above purposes are not diverted to any purposes other than creating infrastructure for the staff.
All General Secretaries,
Com.C.Subramanian Veteran Comrade C. Subramanian breathed his last on 05.04.2012 at 8.15PM. He was 86. The Condolence function will be held at Aayakar Bhawan, 121, Mahatma Gadhi Road, Chennai on 12th April 2012 at 1.PM