Mass resignation by central excise, service tax superintendents on April 30
New Delhi: All Central Excise and Service Tax superintendents will submit their resignations on April 30 over their demand for no promotions, lower salary and lack of working conditions.
They have been presenting their case to the concerned authorities regularly for more than two decades, but without response.
They have already observed satyagraha programmes for many years like fasting, Anshan, dharnas, Shantigoshthis, Gandhigiri, lunch hour protests, bearing black badges, boycott of Excise day etc, but the concerned authorities have always had a deaf year to their demands.
Before submitting their resignations on April 30, they will observe a protest week from February 25 to March 1 by wearing black badges.
A demonstration would be held on March 1, while there will be a total boycott of the Excise Day function on February 24 throughout the country.
They will also observe only “work to rule” in relation of budget related as well as revenue collection work and will perform only the official duties to achieve the revenue targets without taking any extra personal measures in the last half of the current financial year too.
The superintendents have submitted the following charter of demands:
Immediate implementation of the cadre restructuring without any cut as already approved by the Expenditure. All proposed posts to be approved permanently and be filled-up by promotions only alongwith all posts likely to be lied vacant within 5 years of implementation of cadre restructuring without any direct recruitment in group ‘A’ during the period.