Central Board of Excise & Customs )
Block, New Delhi
the 7th July, 2009
Commissioner of Central Excise(Mumbai Zone-I),
M.K. Road, Churchgate,
Posting of officers and staff to LTU - Clarification on rotation of Group
‘A’ officers - regarding
am directed to refer to your letter No.II/3-6/Admn/CCO/MCX-I/09 dated 01/06/2009
seeking clarification regarding combining of service rendered by an officer in
LTU with his earlier tenure in Central Excise for the purpose of
computing his tenure of two years for local rotation from Central Excise to Customs as per para 4.7 of the
Transfer Policy of Group ‘A’ Officers of Customs & Central Excise.
The matter has been examined. Para
4.7 of the Transfer Policy provides that officers will, as far as possible, be
rotated between the Customs and Central Excise branches every two years and
adequate experience in Service Tax branch will also be ensured as far as
possible. It is not mandatory that
an officer will be transferred to Customs formation immediately on completion of
tenure in the Central Excise, nor can an officer claim it as a matter of right
to transfer him to Customs as soon as he completes two years tenure in the
Central Excise. The administrative
requirements have to be kept in mind while considering transfers from one
formation to the other.
As regards counting of tenure in LTU alongwith preceding tenure in
Central Excise for purpose of computing two years tenure in Central Excise, it
is clarified that it is not necessary that each and every officer should be
posted both in the Central Excise as well as in the LTU.
Posting in an LTU is an important assignment and, therefore, once an
officer is posted there, he must serve there at least two years before being
considered for rotation in other field formations, irrespective of his tenure
immediately preceding his posting in the LTU.
R. Sanehwal )
Secretary to the Govt. of India