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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
New Delhi, Date 13th July, 2010.
Consequent upon reclassification of posts of Inspector (C.Ex), Inspector (PO) and Inspector (Examiner) under CBEC as Gr 'B' non-gazetted, based on the norms of the Department of Personnel and Training ,vide Board's Order C 18013/100/2003-Ad.III (B) date 11th December, 2003 read with letter of even number dated 24th October, 2007 addressed to all Chief Commissioners and Director Generals and designation of 'Commissioner' as the appointing authority for the said reclassified posts of Inspector (C.Ex), Inspector (PO) and Inspector (Examiner) vide Board's Order C 18013/100/2003-Ad.III (B) date 22nd December 2009, as also keeping in view the reclassification of Gr. 'D' posts as Gr 'C' on the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, the question of specifying authorities to discharge functions as Disciplinary Authority, Appellate Authority and Revisionary Authority under CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 for various Gr 'B', 'C' and erstwhile Gr 'D' category of posts has been engaging the attention of the Board.
2 The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training. Considering that in terms of Rule 12 (4) (a) of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965, the level of disciplinary authority for major penalty can not be lower than the Appointing Authority and that under Rule 4 to 6 of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 regarding classification of posts as also other rules such as Rule 24 and 29/29-A, there is no distinction between Gr. 'B' gazetted and Gr 'B' non-gazetted, it has been decided with the approval of the President to specify the following authorities as Disciplinary Authority, Appellate Authority and Revisionary Authority for Gr, 'B' and 'C' (including erstwhile Gr. 'D') posts in CBEC
3. The above Order takes effect from the date of issue. Necessary amendment to the Schedule to CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 is being carried out separately.
4 The pending Appeals/Revision Applications shall be decided by the competent authorities as per extant provisions.
5. In respect of persons serving in various Directorates, officers in rank equal to the above specified authorities shall be the corresponding Disciplinary Authority, Appellate Authority and Revisionary Authority.
6. Hindi version will follow.
[ By Order and in the name of the President]
Under Secretary to the Government of India
All the Chief Commissioners/Directors General in CBEC
All Commissioners/All Addl Directors General in CBEC