Monday, May 30, 2011


Revised Category wise break up under 6% quota may be partially modified for PS Group ‘B’ LDCE but this revision was not demanded in the OA. This was infact a part of second relief sought in the original OA wherein quash of Sr. Postmaster(Group B Gazetted), Postmaster( Grade III and II-Group-B non- Gazetted) and Postmaster Grade-I Group C Recruitment rules, 2010 was requested. As per these statutory rules all the 116 Sr. Postmaster posts mention therein are to be carved out from General line but instead the quota of the Inspector line has also been reduced from 19% and 75%. In General line quota there are only 52 posts (6%). Hence these rules become redundant. The relief for change in statutory rules is a subject matter of long discussion so we will have to file a separate case for that. To avoid litigation, I had long discussion with you and you had assured me to go to Directorate to discuss the matter and get the things set right amicably.I again through this email request you to kindly submit a representation to Dte. with the request to post all General line aspirants as Sr. Postmaster, as the PS Group B posts in their quota are already full, rather 4 officers (27 -23) are working in excess if we go by the recruitment rules of 2010 though these are running contrary to PS Group B recruitment rule 1987. If there is a litigation than our demand will be to fill up 52 posts of Sr. Postmaster from General Line and rest 64 posts from 19% IP line LDCE quota. If we go by Postmaster recruitment rule 2010 there are two quota 25% of 116 i.e 29 posts are earmarked for General line and 75% all through competitive examination from IP line. In case department goes against the statutory rule framed by them we will have no option except to file another application in the Hon'ble CAT for relief and justice.

Orders of Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench dt. 26.05.2011

Orders dt. 26th May 2011 in O.A. No. 399/PB/11 of Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench

1. Documentation “Calculation of Posts as per the DOP&T order dated 19.1.2007” presented today by the Respondents is taken on record.
2. Likewise, documentation dated 24.11.2010, issued by the Government of India , Ministry of Communications and IT, Department of Posts, is also taken on record.
3. The learned Sr. CGSC, under instructions from Sh. Raj Kumar, Director (Estt.), Postal Directorate, Delhi who is present in Court, states at the Bar that the vacancy position shall be worked out qua the total sanctioned strength and not the number of vacancies at a given point of time.
4. He is further under instructions from the Officer present to state at the Bar the quota prescribed (75% for promotion under non-Examination Quota & 19% for promotion under Examination Quota), qua which the prayer is relatable, shall not be exceeded.
5. The learned Sr. CGSC further states that the available vacancy position shall be re-visited in the light of the factual position and if it is been found that no vacancy is made available, the relevant Notification shall be withdrawn.
6. The undertaking given by the learned counsel under instructions from the Officer,is accepted by the learned counsel for the applicant who states that the OA may be disposed in the light thereof.
7. Disposed of accordingly.

Gist of Questions and correct answers of Group B Exam held on 29-05-2011 Paper I of Current Affairs Section

Group B Exam held on 29-05-2011 Paper I Question and Answer of Current Affairs section is listed below for the perusal of all. Suggestion and feedback invited. Questions were phrased differently and four options were given in Exam.
Gist of Questions and correct answers listed below for ready reference and to get an idea of the Exam Pattern.

Sl No
Correct answer
Name of the first woman officer to get gallantry award in Army.
Major Mitali Madhumita awarded the Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Kuril Island is a dispute between which nations.
The Kuril Islands dispute is a dispute between Japan and Russia over sovereignty over the South Kuril Islands.
Cyclone Giri 2010 ravaged which nation?
Cyclone Giri was a powerful tropical cyclone which caused catastrophic damage in parts of Myanmar in late October 2010.
Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha is the vice-presiding officer of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament of India. The current deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha is Karia Munda.

Right to Education Act
Right to Education Act (RTE), which was passed by the Indian parliament on 4 August 2009, provides for free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14.
Where is Tembhil; the first village in India to get the Unique Identification Numbers.
Tembhli in Maharashtra's Nandurbar district
Who heads UIDAI?
Nandan Nilekani, a former co-chairman of Infosys Technologies, was appointed as the first Chairman of the UIDAI in June 2009.
Robert G. Edwards was awarded Nobel Prize in which filed?
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2010 was awarded to Robert G. Edwards "for the development of in vitro fertilization".
National Aquatic Animal of India is.
River Dolphin is the National Aquatic Animal of India.
SAARC 2010 Meeting was held at
Thimphu, Bhutan, on 28 - 29 April 2010; the Sixteenth Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional
Cooperation (SAARC)
Radioactive Material Found In Delhi is

Cobalt-60; Deepak Jain, the owner of the scrap shop in Mayapuri Phase 2 in west Delhi where the object was found, is in hospital after his body turned black when he touched the material.
What is name of Superbug for which British Authorities have raised an alarm to India.
NBM-I; New Delhi-Metallo-1, is the Superbug which is resistant to antibiotics, has reached Britain and could spread worldwide as nothing is being developed to combat it.
Mithali Raj is associated with which sport.
Mithali Raj (born 3 December 1982 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan) is a Test and One Day International cricketer who represents India women’s cricket team. She was the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team.
In which event the Gold, Silver & Bronze medals were won by India in Commonwealth Games, Delhi?
Krishna Poonia, Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil - created history when gold, silver and bronze in the Discus Throw event
Name of which State in India is changed recently?
Orissa to Odisha
How many digits does Unique Identification Numbers (UID) contians?
One of the question was match the Sport Personality with the Sports Events.

Question “Name of the first woman officer to get gallantry award in Army” was repeated twice.

Name of the Book by Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee's which has won the prestigious 2011 Pulitzer prize.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Where did the 2010 BRIC summit took place.
The 2010 BRIC summit took place in Brasilia, Brazil on April 16, 2010.
How many Post Offices ( Departmental and Extra Departmental ) were located in Rural Areas.
1.39 Lakh Post Offices
2016 Olympic Games will be held in which country?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the

Friday, May 27, 2011

PSS Group B Exam --- Flash News

PSS Group B Exam will be held on 29-05-2011. It is reliably learnt that the revised vacancy for IP Line is OC-2 & SC-1.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

CAT Case regarding PS Group "B" examination & Postmaster cadre

Today the case was heard before Hon'ble CAT Bench at Chandigarh. Arguments started at 1050 hours and ended at 1120 hours. The officers of Directorate were present to explain their position. Finally our stand has been vindicated and we have come out with flying colours. Hon'ble Court has allowed the OA with the directions to DOP to recalculate, re-examine the vacancies as per respective quota in each category out of the total posts. If still there is any vacancy, only then the DOP can conduct PS Gr B examination scheduled to be held on 29.05.2011. It is hoped that atleast now the Department would realize the pain of IP/ASP and certainly improve their mathematics. A major win has boosted the morals of our comrades. We are highly greatful and thankful for all the moral support extended by our fellow comrades.

Inputs from

CAT CASE UPDATE Flash News from

Yesterday and again today our case was heard in detail. The Hon’ble CAT asked the respondent to explain the methodology they adopted to calculate the vacancies. The department could not explain their position as their own reply is contradictory and they sought time. Thereafter two call were given to argue the case and explain their position. Department evaded their presence and sought adjournment by sending their proxy counsel. Hon’ble court has adjourned the case for tomorrow. Now there is move that officers from directorate will appear personally to defend the case.

Transfer of PMG S K Region

Sri Charles Lobo PMG SK Region transfered as PMG Goa Region. Ms Anju Nigam transfered as PMG SK Region Bangalore.
 Association bids heartfelt farewell to the outgoing officer and a warm welcome to the incoming officer
 Karnataka IPASP Association

The following posting / transfers in IP line officials issued

 J S Guruprasad,Shikaripura,SK Region
 Harish T B, Sakleshpur,SK Region
 Ms Kavitha,IP Kundapura,SK Region
 Ms Bindu, IP Belthangady,SK Region

 S R Jadhav,Shahapur,NK Region
 Shrinidh,iKoppal,NK Region
 Venkatesh Badami, Gokak,NK Region

 Srinivas M J,Doddaballapur,Bangalore
 H A Giridhar,CO Planning,Bangalore
 Ms preethi,Bangalore East sub Dn,Bangalore
 Suresh Kumar,WCTC Bangalore GPO,Bangalore

1. Sri Chethan Uttappa IP Sakleshpur Transferred to IP Virajpete
2. Sri Tarakesh IP Hosanagar transferred to IP Birur
3. Sri Jaffrulla Bintori,T.Narasipur Sub Division transferred to IP RMS Q Dn

Monday, May 23, 2011

Time is running out ( from )

It seems, the issue of upgradation of GP of IPs is slowly vanishing into oblivion. There was a time when the issue acquired centre stage of discussion at every forum. All India Conference held in New Delhi in April 2010 saw a special debate on the issue with the hope that merger of IP and ASP cadre will facilitate upgradation of the GP. This was immediately followed by a meeting in Directorate. Hopes ran high. But there was no sign of any development in the sight. Then came OA in Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Benchin May 2010 filed by two young and enthusiastic cadre members having a number of like minded followers. Counter affidavits and rejoinders from both sides followed spiritedly. But result is still awaited as adjournments have held up the final hearing.

The Association weighed pros and cons whether to be or not to be a part of indefinite strike called by JCA. No unanimity was reached even for considering service of a separate notice alongwith charter of demands exclusive to IP cadre, with GP issue acquiring prominence. There have been enough prayers and petitions in the past. This time it was expected that some visible agitational measures would bring some repercussions while JCA’s platform will prove beneficial. But there is eerie silence everywhere as if everything is going alright. Hope is pinned after the CAT case which appears as the last resort. It appears, the issue will die down slowly as the time passes on to reach the setting up of the next Pay Commission. Everything will be forgotten then. Pay Commission will find it hard to believe that at one point of time the combined recruitment examination conducted by SSC had equal pay structure for Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC and IPs. And the result will be obvious.

Without appropriate agitational programme, time is certainly running out for IP cadre on GP upgradation issue. Going by the present position it will not be surprising to find sometime later that the issue of upgradation of GP of IPs has got a decent burial.  

Govt trashes proposal to increase babus’ retirement age

A government committee has rejected a proposal to increase the retirement age of government servants from 60 to 62. The decision is likely to impact over one lakh central government employees and 50,000 defence personnel on the verge of retirement. The proposal — which could have meant saving Rs4,000 crore in this fiscal — was rejected as the government wants a younger bureaucracy.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Every IPs/ASPs  who r far away from their parents for jobs and aspired to become PSS Group"B" should have to read this heart touching mail!!!
A Bitter Reality
As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it was as if a dream had come true.
Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India.
My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.
I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started feeling homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald's and pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.
Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight. Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting shorter I was forced to select one candidate.
In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After the marriage, it was time to return to USA, after giving some money to my parents and telling the neighbors to look after them, we returned to USA.
My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she started feeling lonely. The frequency of calling India increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our savings started diminishing.
After two more years we started to have kids. Two lovely kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.
Every year I decide to go to IndiaĆ¢€¦ But part work part monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I couldn't get any holidays and thus could not go to India ... The next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there was no one to do the last rights the society members had done whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed away without seeing their grand children.
After couple more years passed away, much to my children's dislike and my wife's joy we returned to India to settle down.
I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my savings were short and the property prices had gone up during all these years. I had to return to the USA.
My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to stay in India. My 2 children and I returned to US after promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.
Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an American and my son was happy living in USA... I decided that had enough and wound-up every thing and returned to India... I had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom flat in a well-developed locality.
Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the flat is for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife has also left me and gone to the holy abode.
I wondered was it worth all this?
My father, even after staying in India,
Had a house to his name and I too have
the same nothing more.
I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.
Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing.
This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these children are losing their values and culture because of it.
I get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright.
Well at least they remember me.
Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who will be performing my last rights, God Bless them.
But the question still remains 'was all this worth it?'
I am still searching for an answer.................!!!

Transfer under Rule 38.

Shri Premjeet Kumar, SDI (P), Kopargaon Sub Divison under Shrirampur Division is transferred under Rule 38 to Jharkhand Circle.