Friday, June 12, 2015

Agenda for next Four monthly Meeting

All Members are requested to provide Agenda items before 22.06.15 at so that the same may be considered/include for aforesaid meeting.

Minutes of Four Monthly Meeting with CPMG held on 04.06.2015

Member Verification Latter for All IP/ASPs of Rajasthan Circle

CHQ News - Verification of membership for recognisation of service Association under CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993---procedure regarding

CHQ News....

GS visited Postal Directorate, New Delhi from 8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015. Shri Amrindra Kumar, CHQ President, Shri Nirmala Mitra, CHQ Vice President, Shri Roop Chand Ex-GS, Shri P. Ajith Kumar AGS-I, Shri Arup Seal, Circle Secretary, WB Circle, and Shri Manjunatha Hubballi, Circle Secretary, Karnataka Circle accompanied GS during visit. GS and his team met Member (P) and other officers and during the course of visit, following issues were discussed.

Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.

It was told that IFW has returned the file in the last week with few observations. Some of the major observations are said to be as under:

a.351 ASP posts are proposed to be upgraded to PS Gr B cadre. Number of posts for up-gradation need to be included in the proposal as per GOI MF OM No. F. No. 07-18-E(CO-ORD)-71 dated 16-09-91, up-gradation of posts in effect amount to creation of a higher posts and needs to be supported by matching saving by abolition of live posts including post lying vacant less than one year.

b. For calculation of the expenditure after restructuring, grade pay of Rs. 4200/- has been taken instead of Rs.4600/-. With the pay of Rs. 4600/- for a total number of 2102 posts of IPs after restructuring, there would not be any savings and the financial implication to the tune of Rs. 96,72,000/- would have to be adjusted.

c.Many IP / ASPs are drawing grade pay of Rs. 4800/- due to MACP, which is equivalent to GP of PS Group B and hence, there will not be any financial implication. No statistical data supporting the above is available.

d.Action required to be taken for initiating separate proposal for abolition of posts in the present ASP cadre, redeployment of the staff now working against such abolished ASP posts and if not redeployed creation of supernumerary posts of to accommodate the surplus staff as the cadre of ASP is proposed to be abolished and also creation of Inspector Posts to the extent required.

e.Need for up-gradation of posts to provide promotional opportunities to the members of the staff need to be taken into account.

f.Details of the manner in which the instructions relating to imposition of a 10% cut on posts have been implemented by the department in terms of DoP&T, OM No 2/8/2001-PIC dated 16.05.2001 also needs to be indicated.

g.No suggestion/s is mentioned for full functional justification for up-gradation.

h.Matching savings may be provided from within the cadre and financial implications of the proposal (which should be budget neutral) should be amplified.

      It was requested by the Association to speed up the movement of the file by resolving all the observations raised by IFW and file be sent to the Nodal Ministry at the earliest, as cadre restructuring files of other cadres in the department have already been sent to Nodal Ministry for approval. GS and his team collectively suggested for abolition of few IP (C&PG) posts as matching saving against the financial implications and also to avoid further observations / queries etc. from DoP&T and DoE in MOF. It was told that Directorate will take proper care while resolving the observations raised by IFW and file will be submitted to Nodal Ministry at the earliest.

2. Non holding of Review DPC and Supplementary DPC 2014-15

It was told that the work is in process & both these DPCs will be completed by the end of this month. But reports from few circles are still awaited for holding of supplementary DPC.

3. Timely convening of DPC for the promotion to the JTS Gr. A cadre and PS Gr. B cadre for the year 2015-16.

Directorate has already allotted slots to each circle to hand over copies of ACRs/APARs and reports in person by officer who is attending this work at CO. As on date, 13 circles (Rajasthan, Punjab, HP, APS, UP, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Assam, Uttarakhand, MP, Kerala, Gujarat, AP and Haryana)  have submitted their papers / documents. The submission of papers and documents process is likely to be completed by 15/6/2015. Jharkhand circle was asked to submit their papers and documents on 9/6/2015, but nobody turned till 10th June 2015. It was told that no officer from Uttarakhand circle is in the ZoC either for promotion to JTS Gr. A cadre or PS Gr. B cadre, hence they submitted report accordingly.

Following circles are remaining to submit their papers and documents. They are called on dates shown against them. 

11/6/2015 : Karnataka/North East and J& K.
12/6/2015 : Maharashtra/Bihar/Tamil Nadu
15/6/2015 : Odisha / West Bengal

It is therefore requested to all members working in CO/RO to ensure submission of papers/documents by their circles on the allotted date/s. JTS Gr. A DPC will be convened first and thereafter regular DPC for PS Gr. B cadre will be convened.

4. Issue of seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre since 2001 onwards.

It was told that some information will be called for from circles to get the accuracy in preparation of pending seniority lists. Association requested to issue combined seniority list in phased manner, as done earlier, but this time it is likely to prepare and circulate the lists for 10 years. It is therefore requested to all members that whenever any kind of information is called on this issue, a care should be taken to supply the same immediately.

5. Reduction of quota of General Line in PS Gr. B Examination from 6% to 3%.

This will be finalized after receipt of approval for revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre from Nodal Ministry & UPSC.

6. Issue of revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre.

Draft of revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre is being sent to UPSC for final approval.

7. Issue of revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS.

Issue is said to be delayed for want of details of feeder cadre of the AMM & old RR’s thereof, as Inspector in MMS has already merged into Asst. Manager cadre. The feeder cadre of Inspector in MMS was earlier having number of hierarchy posts in the cadre. It is expected few changes in the eligibility for appearing in the examination. The work of preparation of RRs is said to be at final stage.

8. Non holding of PS Gr. B Examination for the year 2013 and 2014.

Holding of examination work is likely to be entrusted to Staff Selection Commission (SSC). It was told that Notification/s for holding of examination/s will be issued by SSC only. It will take some time. By that time, there will be no examination.

All are well aware that this request was submitted by GS to Directorate under letter No.  CHQ/IPASP/IP-Exam-12 /2012 dated 29/4/2013. See the copy of said letter on CHQ blog under label ‘GS Desk’.

9. Vigilance enquiry in the death case of Ms Mohini Gupta Ex-ASP Ajmer

Reminder will be issued to Rajasthan Circle to speed up the enquiry.

10. Inter circle Rule-38 transfer cases of Inspector Posts cadre

As per the directions of Hon’ble Member (P), a fresh list containing the names of Inspector Posts whose transferred cases are not resolved by Circles was prepared on the spot by contacting each CS’s through WhatsApp/phone etc and submitted on 10/6/2015. It was told that circles will be reminded soon.

11. Holding of periodical meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts)

Date of meeting is likely to be communicated after confirmation from Secretary (Posts).

Friday, May 29, 2015

CHQ News...

1. Cadre Structuring of Inspector Posts Cadre and merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre. 

File is cleared by administration wing and presently in financial wing of Directorate.  

2. Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2014-15. 

ACRs of ST candidates of North East / Tamil Nadu / Bihar / Karnataka and Rajasthan Circles are said to be not received at Directorate. CS of these circles will keep liaison with circle administration and ensure submission of requisite information and documents to Directorate without loss of time. 

3. Holding of review DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the vacancy year 2014-15. 

File is under process. 

4. Holding of LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr.B for the year 2013 and 2014.  

Examinations will not held on due date/s. Department is likely to postpone the examination date/s. 

5. Sr. Postmaster CAT case filed by Haryana & Punjab circle.  

In the final hearing held on 28/4/2015, Department i.e. respondent filed affidavit stating that IP cadre will be given 97% posts in PS Gr. B cadre + 75% posts in Sr. PM cadre. This will not disturb IP Line posts quota in Gr. B cadre as per the previous calculations. General Line will be given 3% posts in PS Gr. B examination + 25% posts in Sr. PM cadre as per seniority. Therefore, IP line share would be 75% by inter-se-seniority and 22% by LDCE for promotion to the PS Gr. B cadre. Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr.B cadre is still not cleared by Nodal Ministry.The copy of judgement on OA No. 1328/HR/2011 is said to be not received by applicants i.e. CS Punjab and Haryana circle. CS Punjab is in touch with this issue. 

Notification of Central Working Committee Meeting at Trivandrum on 25/7/2015 and 26/7/2015

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/CWC/TRV/2015                          Dated :          22/5/2015. 


Under the provisions of the Article 30 of the Constitution of the Association, it is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of the Association will be held at Trivandrum (Kerala) on 25th July and 26th July 2015.

Venue : Hotel The Capital, Near Trivandrum GPO,  Pulimood Junction, Trivandrum 695001.

Agenda :

1.    Confirmation of the minutes of the last CWC held at Ahmedabad on 7/2/2014.
2.    Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre and merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre.
3.    Meeting with Hon’ble Chairman 7CPC and submission of Memorandum.
4.    Organizational review.
5.    Ernakulam CAT case - Up-gradation of GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w.e.f. 1/1/2006.
6.    Senior Postmaster examination CAT cases.
7.    DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B.
8.    Inter-circle transfer of Inspector Posts under Rule 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV.
9.    Combined Seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre.
10. Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre / Asst. Manager MMS.
11. LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Sr. PM and PS Gr. B.
12. Financial review of CHQ.
13. Any other item with the permission of chairs.

All the CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting at scheduled date and time.

Special invitees :

1.    Shri Roop Chand, Ex-GS and Sr. PM, Sansad Marg HO, New Delhi 110001
2.    Shri Permanand Kumar, ASP (PMU), Postal Directorate, New Delhi 110001

 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to : -

1.    The Director General (SR Division), Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 11001.
2.    All Chief PMsG (through concerned Circle Secretaries)
3.    Sri Amrendra Kumar, President & ASP (Inv) % the CPMG, Bihar Circle, Patna 800001
4.    All CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries
5.    Special invitees

To view signed copy of above notification, please CLICK HERE. 

various Transfer Posting orders of IP/ASP

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CHQ News - Recovery of public money involved in Loss and Fraud cases

CHQ News - Transfer and Placement Committees in the Department of Posts for recommending transfers/postings of the officers/officials of the Department

To view Directorate Memo No. 4-09/2011-SPG(Pt) dated 30th March 2015, please CLICK HERE. 

CHQ News - Government Announces Interest Rates for Various Small Savings Schemes; Rates to Come Into Force with Effect from 1.4.2015

It was decided by the Government of India that interest rates on Small

 savings Schemes will be linked to yields on government securities of 

comparable maturity. In pursuance of that decision, the Government 

has decided to revise the rates applicable on various small savings 

schemes as given in the table below. 

Rate of interest
Rate of Interest
w.e.f. 01.04.2015
 Savings Deposit
 1 Year Time Deposit
 2 Year Time Deposit
 3 Year Time Deposit
 5 Year Time Deposit
 5 Year Recurring Deposit
 5 Year SCSS
 5 Year MIS
 5 Year NSC
 10 Year NSC
Kisan Vikas Patra
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme

 The above rates will be effective from tomorrow i.e. 1.4.2015.  

Thus the rates on many of the small savings scheme have undergone 

an upwards revision vis-à-vis 2014-15.

To view original order, please CLICK HERE. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

CHQ News - Reminder to Directorate to release gradation lists of IP cadre from the year 2011 onwards

No. CHQ/IPASP/Seniority List/2012                                      Dated :   26/3/2015.

Shri Rajkumar,
Director (Staff Section), 
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Issue of combined All India Seniority List (Gradation list) of Inspector of Posts from the year 2001..reg.

Ref.        :  Dte. No. 9-09/2011-SPG dated 18/12/2014

Respected Sir, 

Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letters of even number dated 1/9/2014, 13/10/2014 and 12/1/2015 regarding issue of combined seniority lists (Gradation List) of Inspector Posts cadre from the year 2001 onwards. 

IP/ASP Association would like to once again bring to your kind notice that, Directorate vide memo No. 9-09/2011-SPG dated 21/2/2014 has released seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the years 1998 and 1999, and thereafter vide memo No. d9-09/2011-SPG dated 18/12/2014 had issued only seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2000 after issue of series of reminders to SPG Division of Directorate by this Association. As you know that during the course of informal meetings with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts) and the then Member (P) it was told that, pending seniority lists of Inspector Posts cadre will be issued in phase manner, but we are sorry to mention here that since last one year not a single year’s seniority list neither prepared nor released. As on date, 13 years seniority lists of Inspector Posts cadre are pending and if it is not released early, then records pertaining to these periods will not be easily available at Directorate (DE and SPG Division) and thereafter more problems will crop up to decide the seniority etc.

In view of the above lines, it is therefore requested to kindly look into the matter personally and arrange for issue of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector of Posts cadre from the year 2001 onwards as discussed in phase manner and if required IP/ASP staff who have already submitted their willingness to work at Directorate may be taken on deputation for this purpose.

A positive action in the matter will be highly appreciated.                         
           Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary