Dear All, Please read following story of Taxindiaonline. Commissioner of Customs is being instructed by the officers Vigilance Directorate of Customs & Central Excise (Where I was on deputation earlier) not to accept my voluntary retirement. This is due to complaint lodged by Ravindra Kumar of Rashtrya Mukti Morcha, who has accepted huge bribe from the officers who were then investigated by me. Can any one in the group ask this Ravindra Kumar how much amount he has accepted to lodge complaint against me and whether it was at the behest of our former Finance Minister?
Regards, VB Singh Mumbai Customs does not 'trouble', only harasses own officers! GOOD officers getting bad posting is no news. But, bad officers getting sensitive posting is certainly a newsy news. But what about good officers getting punished for making good cases? Strange things seem to be happening in Mumbai Customs. It is a widely accepted fact that the department has stopped booking good cases (not talking about statistics) of late. Solid cases have become a scarce incidence of prevention. It appears it may soon become a subject of Customs folklore! In case some officers manage to book good cases, dozens of senior officers do not welcome it, and embark on what is known as 'victimisation muheem'! If the officer loses faith in the working of the Department and opts to resign, vigilance and others join hands to reject the resignation on hollow and legless alibis. But can voluntary retirement be denied on the ground that somewhere in some corner somebody is likely to initiate some sort of vigilance case! To sum it up, a thick layer of top echelons gangs up to harass the officer so much that it becomes an example for other officers not to make 'good' cases if they want to make good of their tenure with Mumbai Customs!