Published On: Sat, Jan 16th, 2016

Central Excise officials announce ’satyagraha’ on Jan 17 against Pay Commission report; Govt expects no impact

New Delhi: Central Excise officials have decided to launch a country-wide ‘satyagraha’ (civil disobedience) on January 17, ahead of the Union Budget presentation against the Seventh Pay Commission report. The government, however, said they expect the impact to be Nil.

CBEC Chairman Najib Shah

CBEC Chairman Najib Shah

Ravi Malik, Secretary General, All India Association of Central Excise Superintendents, has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley complaining about the lack of career growth options available to them besides salary issues.

In his letter Malik said, “They are forced to retire at a PB2 post with only single promotion in the career after joining as Inspector whereas their counterparts are easily enjoying PB4 levels after getting 5-6 promotions.”

He has complained that Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has been apathetic towards their problems.

He alleges the CBEC had not put their problems seriously before the Seventh Pay Commission. Hence the pay commission rejected their demands.

He added that they would go on a ‘Satyagraha’ on January 17 to draw the attention of the Finance Ministry to their demands.

CBEC sources said yesterday that there will be no impact on Satyagraha due to January 17 is Sunday,

However, CBEC asked the employees list from subordinate offices who will get involved in Satyagraha.


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