No: AICAEA/HQ/A-3/2010/270 Dated: 1st September, 2010
Shri Chandy Andrews,
Chief Controller of Accounts,
Central Board of Excise & Customs,
Subject: Request for grant of Honorarium to the staff and officers.
The Central Board of Excise and Customs and the Commissionerates functioning under it have undergone huge expansion. The quantum of revenue earning by the Central Board of Excise and Customs all together have also increased to a reasonable extent. But to commensurate the increased work burden in Accounting side, Government of India has not expanded the strength of the officers and Employees of Accounting setup of CBEC. Rather this organization is facing acute problem of shrinkage due to retirements, resignation and non-recruitment.
Considering the above conditions and appreciating the services of Employees and Offers, the authorities of Civil Accounts setup of CBEC have been kindly recognizing the sacrifices of the employees and officers by granting a token amount as annual honorarium to them every year.
However, the honorarium for the financial year 2009-10 is yet to be granted to the staff and officers.
Therefore, in continuation of my verbal request to you in this respect on 25th August 2010 at the time of discussing various other staff matters in your chamber, I request you once again to kindly grant honorarium to entirety of the staff and officers of the organization for the financial year 2009-10.
The Association shall be highly thankful to you if you kindly take an early favorable decision in this regard.