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செப்ரெம்பர் 22, 2010

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Joint Commissioner of Central Excise awarded 3 years RI for Corruption

AIT News Network

MADURAI. Corruption in IRS has taken its toll with CBI Court convicting and awarding three year Rigorous Imprisonment and Rs.50,000/- fine to Joint Commissioner of Central Excise, V.Jayaraman for possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income. The Special Judge for CBI cases, Madurai also awarded one year Rigorous Imprisonment each to his wife, Smt. Waheed Jayaraman and his father, P.Velu for abetting him in acquiring the properties.

CBI in its FIR had alleged that Shri V. Jayaraman, during the period 1998 -2004 Joint Commissioner acquired four properties including three houses, two cars, FDs, shares, bank balance. etc. worth Rs.60.02 lakh which he could not satisfactorily explain and was thus living beyond known sources of income. The properties were acquired in the names of V. Jayaraman, as well as his wife and father. The IRS Officer was found to be in possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.45.62 lakh. He had acquired two of the houses showing lower value in the documents while as per evidence collected it was found that the actual value was much higher. It was also found by CBI that his wife, Smt. Waheeda Jayaraman and his father, Shri P. Velu had abetted Jayaraman in acquiring these properties.

After trial, the CBI Court found the Joint Commissioner and his family members guilty of the offence of corruption and convicted them.

IRS Officers command a dowry of Rs 1 to 2 Crore as the bride’s parents eye the lifestyle to be enjoyed by the bride after marriage but after such incidents the market rate of IRS Probationers is going to come down as even their wives can be charged by CBI for abetting in corruption and will also have to share prison with them in case of a CBI raid.

Another IRS Officer arrested by CBI

AIT News Network

2nd January 2007. Though Excise Officers are blaming CBI for spoiling their New Year Party by CBI raid on the Officers; corruption in Delhi Central Excise Department has taken its toll with the arrest of Subhash Narain Assistant Commissioner incharge of whole Industrial Area in Trans-Yamuna Area. Blue eyed boys of the Officers have also been arrested by CBI for  demanding and accepting of bribe of Rs 10 lakh only from Director of a copper wire manufacturing industry of Delhi.

The Anti-corruption branch of CBI, Delhi laid a trap and the Inspector and Superintendent of Central Excise were caught red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.2.5 lakh as the first instalment of the Rs. Ten lakh bribe they had demanded. Investigation by CBI also revealed that the Assistant Commissioner, also had a share in the bribe. Accordingly, he was also arrested and searches were conducted at the official and residential premises of all the three officials.

CBI had registered a case of corruption on the allegation of demand of bribe of Rs. Ten lakh by the accused Inspector and the Superintendent of Central Excise Department, MOD VIII Division, Scope Minar, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi for submitting a favourable inspection report in connection with a search conducted by the Anti-Evasion Cell of the Central Excise Department at the premises of the Industry on 19.12.2007.

In Civil Services examination after first option of IAS; second option is given for IRS by most of the Candidates who opt it in preference to even IFS and IPS; due to hidden perks involved.

IRS Probationers are also second choice of Industrialists while they look for a groom for their daughters as they already know about the hidden perks of IRS. But such incidents may lead to a second thought by the Parents of brides who would better opt for an Investment Banker or an MBA earning a pay cheque of  Rs 1 Crore Per Annum rather than a poorly paid IRS Officer who is prone to corruption after seeing the lifestyle of Industrialists who interact with him on day to day basis.

Dozen Excise Officers shunted amidst allegations of nexus with evaders

AIT News Network

AHMEDABAD. Gujarat which is considered as most lucrative posting for Central Excise Officers has become a battleground of Anti-Corruption investigations close on the heels of Raids organized by DGCEI(Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence) on Ceramic Units of Morbi.

  • During the raids which were planned with a poor strength of Officials that too without help of Police; the Additional Director of DGCEI, Shri Shrawan Kumar and several Officers of his team were beaten up by the Mob and the seized documents were burnt and laptops were destroyed. The Officials had to run for their life and four of them were hospitalised. Lateron the Jurisdictional Officers were called for assistance who reluctantly helped in the matter.
  • A Police case has been lodged against mob of 100 odd unknown workers for attacking the Officials. Though some workers have also labeled conter allegations of using third degree methods against the Officials.
  • As a fallout of the raids; the blame game has begun within the Department with the Central Excise Commissionerate and DGCEI blaming each other. While DGCEI has alleged non-cooperation by Excise Officials; the Commissionerate Officials have allegedly blamed encroaching into their territory without intimating them and in turn getting injured by the attack of the mob due to ill planned raids.
  • Several Senior Central Excise Officials including Commissioner of Central Excise Rajkot, Deputy Commissioners and other Officers have been reportedly transferred on charges of alleged corruption and nexus with the excise evading ceramic tile manufacturing units situated in Morbi, Rajkot. An investigation in the matter has already been initiated by CBEC and if the things do not get sorted out the matter may even go to CBI.
  • Mr Vasudeva Commissioner of Service Tax Ahmedabad, who is known for his integrity and unblemished record, has been given additional charge of Commissioner of Central Excise, Rajkot with immediate effect.This is a second instance in last one month where DGCEI has managed to get the jurisdictional Commissioner transferred.
  • A Joint Commissioner of Central Excise(Anti-Evasion) posted in Gujarat was recently arrested  by CBI while taking huge amount as bribe through his tout for helping an Industrialist in a case booked against him. His tout based in Ahmedabad was also arrested by CBI.
  • Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise Rajkot S.P. Gawade has been shunted to NACEN Kolkata while  DC, GB Rao has been shunted to DGICCE, Hyderabad. It is also learnt that axe will fall on many more Officers who are also going to be shunted in a day or two.
  • Morbi Ceramic Industry is one of the biggest Industrial Zone for manufacturing Ceramic Tile. It is high time FM should consider lowering of excise duty in Budget on evasion prone commodities to attract voluntary compliance. There can be slab system of excise payment where more the turnover; lesser the excise.

·   Will not every manufacturer claim that his turnover is higher?

A dozen IRS Officers resign for Packages of Rs. 1 Crore

AIT News Network

New Delhi. Poor   Packages of IRS Officers in Revenue Department has taken its toll with a dozen IRS Officers from Customs & Excise and Income Tax Department resigning from the Government for greener pastures having offers from the Corporate World.

  • A Commissioner of Customs posted in New Delhi has already resigned. He is said to be having an offer of Rs. 1 Crore per annum from a big company having stake in Financial and Infrastructure Sector.
  • A Commissioner of Central Excise posted in Karnataka has also resigned.  Further, an Additional Commissioner of Central Excise posted in NCR has also resigned.
  • Several more IRS Officers have got their resignation letters typed and are waiting for advice of their astrologers for putting auspicious date and signature. Those opting for voluntary retirement will also get the benefit of Pay Commission’s recommendation which will be effective from 1st January 2006 as far as Pension and other benefits are concerned.
  • There has been a wide gap in the packages offered by the Government and the packages being offered by MNCs and Indian Corporates.  Even a CA with one year of experience is offered a package of Rs. 10 lakh which is much more than the salary package of the Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes or Central Board of Excise & Customs.
  • An ex-IRS Officer who is now with a Big Consulting company is already getting a package of Rs. 1.5 Crore per annum. Even an Inspector of Central Excise Department has been hired by a Big Consulting Company as Manager on an annual package of Rs. 24 lakh.
  • CAs with 8 to 10 years experience are hired by Consulting Companies as Director for their Tax Advisory Practice on Packages ranging from Rs 50 Lakh to Rs 80 Lakh Per Annum. Those having over 10 years experience are hired as Partners on Packages ranging from Rs 1 Crore to Rs 2 Crore.
  • When some candidates without any Professional Degree are anointed as Country Head with package of Rs 2 Crore per annum by some Companies; IRS Officers having wide exposure and expertise deserve and can expect much better Positions and Packages. Several SEZs are already looking for CEOs on Packages of Rs 1 to Rs 1.5 Crore and an IRS Officer is their first choice considering his rich experience in Export-Import regulations and procedures.
  • Those joining Consulting Companies are gainers in short term but are losers in long term. An IRS Officer who resigned in Eighties and floated his firm is said to be having annual billing of over Rs 100 Crore. An Inspector of Central Excise who resigned couple of years ago now has a billing of Rs 5 Crore. Those joining the Companies have also to retire on turning 60 ; but in your own once you create your name in the market; the name sells and the sky is the limit even if the work is handled by the juniors. An employee gets a hike of 15 to 20 per cent per annum ; while an Independent Professional can grow by 50 to 100 per cent per annum if he can market himself.
  • It is always a better option to make Rs 10 Lakh of your own as an entrepreneur rather than getting Rs 50 Lakh as an employee. If you set up a Company; the fruits go to generations and with PE money flowing and floating in India; you can also sell a small stake of your Company for few Crores after running it for few years.