Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It is officially confirmed from the directorate that the LDCE IP examination 2011 is postponed. 

Will IP ASP exam going to Postphone?

It is learnt that candidates are not able to get the print of their Hall tickets. By all probability the exam has to be resheduled. directorate is examining the issue.

This is yet to be confirmed officially. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

 20 male and 9 female members of Karnataka State Government Employees Association,  Indian National Defence Workers Federation and our Association, coming from all parts of Karnataka  took part. Bro. Nagesh of KSGEA and Bro. Manjunatha welcomed and explained the aims and objectives respectively.  Sis. Bhavana, Advocate of Karnataka High Court and the State Coordinator of Human Rights Law Network-Karnataka explained what a NGO means and how it is formed and  itsfunctions and how trade unions can get network with NGO’s. Sis. Vahini, Asst. Professor, Department of Electronic Media, Bangalore University presented on communication skills and the need for media relation, the necessity and how to write a good Press release and ways to develop cordial relation with media persons.
Sri Byrappa, President of KSGEA- which has a membership of 5.5 lakh state government employees,   addressed the participants about the need for a strong public service and requested them to make best use of the  opportunity.
 The next session was handled by Bro. R Kannan, Sub Regional Secretary, Public Services International – south Asia.  He interacted  on What is Public Services, Quality Public Services and the link between  labour rights and quality public service.
Sri Chamaraj Savadi, freelance journalist interacted about media perception of unions and gave practical tips on how to win over the attention of both print and visual media.
On the 2nd day,  Sri Mahesh, a PR professional discussed on strengthening public relations through media .
 Bro. B.G.Narayana Prasad,  Editor,  Sambandha Magazine spoke  on the role of press from medieval times to the present day quoting live examples. He emphasized the need for gaining public sympathy by the government servants.
Bro. Karthik Shekar, General Secretary of UNITES, which organizes the IT & BPO employees,  commenced his presented on ‘Winning Workers rights through Media & NGO networks’ with two funny and educative games. Karthik briefly defined what is NGO and its reach -  it is more than the number of PHCS in India. Media networks are profit oriented, now the world is global village and requested the participants to make best use of technology available at their reach. One Exercise was given to prepare a small press note within 2 minutes. He concluded with a slogan TOGETHER WE CAN  ACHIEVE EVERYTHING.
Bro Prabhakara Prasad, Vice President of KSGEA explained about the ‘Praja Snehi Adalita, a state level campaign launched by Justice Sri. Shivaraj Patil  Lokayukta of Karnataka State. Sister Suma   shared her views about Global QPS conference she took part during October 2010 as a resource Person on  “Gender equality”.
Bro Kannan expressed that the participants have gained the ways, now it is for them to decide the means how to build a good relationship with press and NGOS.
The workshop helped in knowing the ways the media and NGOs function and their reach.  Now it is for the unions and associations to network with these groups for promoting the common good of the workers and the society at large.
Latest List of Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostels for Central Government Employees

Latest List of Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostels for Central Government Employees
The Ministry of Urban Development has published the latest list of Holiday Homes for Central Government employees. Ministry of Urban Development has Holiday Homes at 10 locations and Touring Officers Hostels at 42 odd locations all over India. Directorate of Estates is an attached office of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. It is responsible for the administration and management of the office buildings for the various organisations of the Government of India as well as residential accommodation for the Government employees in the metropolitan cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and five other cities namely Shimla, Chandigarh, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Nagpur. The Central Government Estates in the remaining cities and towns are managed by the Central Public Works Department(CPWD).
Eligibility of offered the Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostels facility is as under…
1. Sitting / Ex Member of Parliament
2. Central Government employees (on official visits)
3. Serving Central Government employees (On leave, LTC or personal visits)
4. State / PSU employees (On duty / Leave)
5. Retired Government Employees.
Beginning of the year 2009, the Directorate of Estates has introduced internet booking facility (Online booking) to Central Government employees for the purpose of LTC and Touring. The new uer-friendly system for booking of rooms, to know the status of their application online and to obtain confirmation slips online. The charges of Holiday Homes and Touring Guest Houses are very low. Accommodation is provided for a period not exceeding 10 nights (5 nights in season period). There is no provision for refund of reservation charges. The check-out time : 9 AM, Check-in time : 11 AM to 12:00 noon. Retired Government employees should submit a photocopy of the PPO while presented at the time of checking in. The occupation of more than 4 persons (2 Adults and 2 Children) in the double-bedded rooms is not permitted. Cooking is strictly prohibited in the rooms of Holiday Homes / Hostels and Pets are not allowed.
We have tabled the latest list of the Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostels as follows…

Holiday Homes :-
1. Agra2. Amarkantak
3. Goa4. Kanyakumari
5. Mysore6. Mussorrie
7. Nainital8. Ooty
9. Shimla10. Udaipur
Locations of Touring Officers’ Hostels/Guest Houses of Ministry of Urban Development 
Touring Officers’ Hostels :- 
1 Agra22 Jammu
2 Ajmer23 Jodhpur
3 Allahabad24 Kolkata
4 Bareilly25 Kozhikode (Calicut)
5 Bangalore26 Kullu
6 Bhopal27 Lucknow
7 Chennai28 Madhopur
8 Chandigarh29 Madurai
9 Cochin30 Mt. Abu
10 Dehradun31 Mumbai
11 Delhi32 Nagpur
12 Gandhi Nagar33 Nasik
13 Gangtok34 Neemuch
14 Guwahati35 Pune
15 Gwalior36 Thiruvananthapuram
16 Goa37 Shillong
17 Hyderabad38 Siliguri
18 Indore39 Udaipur
19 Jaisalmer40 Varanasi
20 Jaipur41 Vijayawada
21 Mussurie42 Udhampur
Incentive Structure For Procurement of RPLI Business w.e.f.01.10.2009
RPLI business (Direct Agents (RPLI), FOs/GDS & other RPLI Sales Force) 

(a) 10% of First Year premium towards the RPLI policies procured by them w.e.f.01.10.2009     
(b) 10% of total incentive paid to GDS to SDI/ASP- in First Year only.   
(c) 2.5% of renewal premium income collected by them in respect of those policies procured on or after 01.10.2009

Additional Commission of 1.5% of premium shall be paid to the Group Leaders/ Entrustees for collecting premium towards 1000 or more such RPLI policies procured on or after 01.10.2009  
Source :Directorate of PLI(26-02/2009-LI Dated: 18.09.2009) 
CO/RO may issue suitable instructions to DO to release all the pending incentive to IP/ASP since 1.10.2009 immediately.
Railway Mail Service

The Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot today informed Lok Sabha in written reply to a question that the Department has a well-established procedure and mechanism for settlement of the grievances of its employees. Personal grievances of the employees are addressed by the administrative units concerned on the basis of receipt of such representations. There is a system of regular meetings with the service unions at Divisional, Regional and Circle Levels for redressal of operational grievances. Periodic meetings also take place at the Directorate level with the national representatives of the Unions to discuss operational issues.
The department takes requisite action with respect to employees grievances based on the representations and through the regular meetings.
The Department of Posts does not issue Railway Pass for RMS employees/families. Department of Posts provides a metal token to the RMS employees traveling in the trains for the purpose of carriage of mail as a proof of identity.

Recommendations of Expert Committee on expedition the process involved in Disciplinary/Vigilance proceedings

The Government is considering a set of proposals to cut the time taken to penalise delinquent Government officials including sacking of officials found to be involved in corruption.
The Government had appointed a three member Committee of Experts to examine and suggest measures to expedite the process involved in Disciplinary/Vigilance Proceedings. The Committee has made a number of recommendations aimed at reducing time taken in conducting and concluding disciplinary proceedings against government servants. In its Report, the Committee has recommended :
·Creation of panels of Inquiry Officers from amongst both serving and retired government servants and enhancement of remuneration for conducting inquiries;
·Prescribing a time limit of two months for completion of minor penalty disciplinary inquiries and 12 months for major penalty disciplinary inquiries;
·Dispensing with second stage consultation with CVC;
·Dispensing with consultation with UPSC in minor penalty disciplinary cases;
·Setting up of Vigilance Commissions with statutory status in the States;
·Introduction of Plea-Bargaining in major penalty disciplinary inquiries;
·Major penalty of compulsory retirement to include cut in pension/gratuity;
·Amendment of Article 311 of the Constitution to provide for dismissal from service on charges of corrupt practices after beginning of trial in a competent court;
The Report of Committee is under examination.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri. V. Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on 26.8.2011.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Minutes of the meeting taken by Secretary (Posts) with All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent of Posts on 11.08.2011
Minutes of the meeting have been issued by the Postal Directorate vide No. 01/01/2011-SR dated 25.08.2011. A copy of the minutes is reproduced below:-
Minutes of the meeting taken by Secretary (Posts) with All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent of Posts on 11.08.2011

Secretary (Posts) took a meeting with All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent of Posts on 11.08.2011 to discuss the charter of demands given by the Association with their letter dated 04.07.2011. The following were present:-

           Official side                                                             Staff side

Member (Personnel)                                               Shri Roop Chand, General Secretary 
DDG (P)                                                                Shri Dinesh Khare, Preseident
DDG (Establishment)                                              Shri Ajit Kumar, Circle Secretary, Kerala
DDG (Recruitment &Petition)                                 Shri Raj Deo Prasad, Circle Secretary, Bihar
Director (SR &Legal)

The issues raised in the charter of demands were considered by the Committee and a gist of discussions thereof is as follows:

i. The Association was apprised that the proposal to revise the Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs.4200 to Rs. 4600 did not find favour with the Ministry of Finance on the ground that there can not be two levels in the same hierarchy i.e., IPOs & ASPOs, drawing the same grade pay. They were further informed that the proposal could be considered only if IPO & ASPOs cadres are merged into one cadre and the gazetted status of ASPOs is foregone. The Association agreed to submit a revised proposal to be considered by the Department.

ii. A committee will be constituted to look into promotional prospects of the IPOs/ASPOs.         Action -SR

iii & iv It was explained to the Association how the introduction of Postmaster’s cadre has not , in any way, adversely affected their overall promotional prospects. The Association was also told of the need to encourage meritorious candidates by bringing them on fast track promotion, which will provide stability to the PS Group B/Time Scale Cadres.

v. Supply of laptops to IPOs/ASPOs will be examined.                                                Action – Tech. Div.

vi. The Association was explained that the post of HSG-I was not a promotional post for IPOs and further HSG-I post is non gazetted whereas the post of ASPOs is gazetted . In the background of the above, the proposal could not be considered.

vii. The matter of revision of rate of remuneration for performing duty as invigilators in the Departmental examinations is under process.                                                                   Action – DDG (Rectt. & Pett.)

viii. The staff side was explained that the proposal regarding promotion earned through examination not to be considered while granting MACP was not in line with this scheme and therefore could not be considered.

ix. The demand of the staff side to hold periodical meeting at regular intervals was accepted.     Action – SR

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

GS appeal that,
All the CHQ Office bearers / Circle Secretaries / Members of the Association  are requested to kindly go through the minutes and offer their views to the CHQ through Email / letter so that further action could be taken by the CHQ in the larger interest of the Inspector, Posts cadre
Latest Census of Central Govt. Employees 2011
Total Central Government Employees: 31.16 Lakhs
Railway: 45.32 %
MO Home: 22.20 %
Defence Civil: 11.35 %
Communication and IT: 7.7 %
Finance: 3.62 %
Other Ministries and Departments: 9.76 %
Regular Employees: 3.20 Lakh
Total Women Employees: 10.26.
Non Gazzetted Employees: 96 %.
Regular employees are Group C 57.80
Group D (Now Group C) 30.62 %.
Group B: 8.63 %
Group A: 2.95 %
53% of employees are living in 'C' Class and unclassified cities.
15.31 % in B2 Cities.
4.61% in B1 Cities.
11.10% in A Cities
15.66% in A1 Cities.
Suspension orders, Charge sheets issued to Government officials are not personal information : CIC
New Delhi, Aug 21 Suspension orders and charge sheets issued to government officials should be disclosed under the RTI as these are not personal information, the Central Information Commission has held.
The transparency panel held that charge sheets and suspension orders are issued as part of public activity and cannot qualify as personal information, hence should be disclosed to RTI applicants.
The case relates to an RTI application filed by Jayalaxmi who sought to know the names of Syndicate Bank officials who are on suspension and those against whom charge sheets have been served.
The bank rejected the information saying that there is no public interest involved in the application, it is of third party information and further, it would impede the process of investigation and departmental enquiry.
During the appeal hearing, the CIC said all relationships usually have an element of trust, but all of them cannot be classified as fiduciary.
Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said an important characteristic for the relationship to qualify as a fiduciary relationship is that the information provider gives the information for using it for the benefit of the one who is providing the information.
"The information like names, designation and branch of the employees/officers working in Karnataka state who are under suspension from the services of the bank and further who are issued with charge sheet as on date has not been provided by the officers to Syndicate Bank and hence it cannot be said to held in a fiduciary capacity,"Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said.
Surplus qualified Inspector Posts candidates of 2009 examination postings on adhoc basis by Post Master General North Karntaka Region Dharwad-580001

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SB Aptitude Test - New syllabus, Pattern & Eligibility criteria

SB ORDER NO. 16/2011
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001, Dated: 23.08.2011
All Heads of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Grant of Savings Bank Allowance to Postal Assistants working in Savings Bank / certificate branches- holding of SB Aptitude Test regarding.

Sir / Madam,
The undersigned is directed to refer to this office SB Order No.26/89 issued vide letter No. 2- 3/86-SB dated 27.4.1989, SB Order No.43/89 dated 12.9.1989, SB Order No. 26/90 dated 4.05.1990, SB Order No. 17/2004 dated 8.10.2001, SB Order No. 5/2005 issued vide letter no. 113-1/2003- SB(APT) dated 28.3.2005, D.O. letter of even number dated 26.2.2010 from DDG(FS) to all Heads of circles and SB Order No. 10/2011 dated 21.6.2011 on the subject.

2.             Based on the inputs received from the circles, it was observed that out of the staff working in the POSB/SC related branches in the post offices, the percentage of staff passed SB Aptitude test is very low and in some circles the test has either been not held from many years or not regularly held. In view of this, the pattern and syllabus of the aptitude test has been reviewed in this office and it has been decided to revise the whole pattern as well as syllabus of this test which is very important from the operational point of view of the POSB/SC. Min. of Finance is also time and again pointing out the high percentage of irregularities being committed by the postal staff which is resulting in financial loss to the Government as well as in some cases to the customers and increase in court cases/public grievances.
3.             Revised Syllabus, pattern, eligibility criteria, procedure for setting up of paper/venue and further reporting to this division are attached as enclosure. Test will be held twice in a calendar year i.e in the month of February and August and candidates who have completed one year service on 30th June or 31st December of the year in which the test is conducted shall be eligible to appear.
4.             It is requested that necessary action may be taken immediately to circulate the new syllabus as well as eligibility criteria so that next SB Aptitude may be held in February 2012.
5.             This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).
Yours faithfully,
(Kawal Jit Singh)
Assistant Director (SB)
Enclosure:- New Syllabus/Pattern/Eligibility Criteria etc.
Syllabus for Savings Bank Aptitude Test
Paper - I
Time-2 Hours
Total No. of Questions-50
Qualifying Marks:- 50%
Note:- The examination will be held with the aid of books approved by the department. All the questions will be objective type with four options. The candidate has to choose the correct option as per his knowledge and quote the rule from the books approved for the examination to support his/her decision.
(1) Government Savings Bank Act 1873 (amended from time to time)
(2) Government Savings Certificates Act 1959 (amended from time to time)
(3) Public Provident Fund Act 1968 (amended from time to time)
Statutory Rules
(1) Post Office Savings Bank General Rules 1981 (amended from time to time).
(2) Post Office Savings Account Rules 1981 (amended from time to time).
(3) Post Office Recurring Deposit Rules 1981 (amended from time to time).
(4) Post Office Time Deposit Rules 1981 (amended from time to time).
(5) Post Office Monthly Income Account Rules 1987(amended from time to time).
(6) Public Provident Fund Scheme Rules 1968 (amended from time to time)
(7) National Savings Certificate (VIII Issue) Rules, 1989 (amended from time to time).
(8) Kisan Vikas Patras Rules, 1986 (amended from time to time).
(1) All procedural rules of POSB Manual Vol-I and II.
(2) All SB Orders issued from 1.1.2007 onwards.
Approved Books
(1). POSB Manual Vol-I or Compilation of POSB Manual Vol-I
(2) POSB Manual Vol-II or Compilation of POSB Manual Vol-II
(3) POSB Manual Vol-III or Compilation of POSB Manual Vol-III or Handbook on Government Small Savings Schemes
Eligibility Criteria:- All Postal Assistants who have completed one year’s service on 30th June or 31st December of the year in which test is conducted shall be eligible to appear. Test will be conducted twice in a calendar year i.e in the month of February and August. Candidates who have completed one year’s service as on 31st December shall be eligible for appearing in the test to be held in February and those who have completed one year’s service as on 30th June shall be eligible for appearing in the test to be held in August. There will be no restriction on number of times a candidate can appear.
Setting up of paper and venue:- Test will be conducted by the circle. Date, time and venue will be decided at circle level and circulated at least 30 days before the scheduled date. Setting up of paper will be done at the level of Postal Training Centre. Chief Postmaster General of the circle shall decide the name of Postal Training Centre from which the Paper will be got set. A blank line is required to be provided after 4 options in each question to mention the Rule in support of the answer. Evaluation of the papers shall also be got done from the same PTC. Result will be declared by the circle. Successful candidates shall be posted in the branches pertaining to POSB/SC in post offices/divisional offices/regional offices and circle office. If surplus candidates qualified, a list of such candidates may be prepared in the preference of marks obtained in the test and they shall be posted in the SB/SC branches as and when required.

Sri Nabhiraja Ariga SPOs Mandya Passed away

Sri Nabhiraja Ariga , SPOs of Mandya Division( 53 years) passed away due to Heart Attack on 24.08.2011 morning. He was on the way to the office. He is survived by his wife and two children. His daughter, a Doctor, is married and son is doing his M Tech. The funeral will be held in his native place ALADANGADY in Belthangady Taluk of Dakshina Kannada District today in the evening.

Sri Ariga was an active member of IPASP association and contributed a lot for the various conferences in the past and also in the organizational matters. He is also an unblemished officer throughout his service. May the Almighty God give strength to the bereaved to withstand the sorrow and the sudden demise. May his soul rest in peace.

Heartfelt condolences

President, Circle Secretary and members
Karnataka Circle.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Department of Posts incurs deficit of Rs 6,345 crore

The annual expenditure of the Department of Posts was 13,307.95 crore during FY11, almost double its revenue of 6,962.33 crore, government data showed.
This has "resulted in a deficit of 6,345.62 crore," Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Similarly, in FY10, while the Department earned 6,266.30 crore, it spend 12,908 crore.

The department's deficit had jumped over 80% to 6,641.30 crore in 2009-10 from 3,593.09 crore in 2008-09 on account of the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations.

The government has been working on revamping the Indian postal service. Internet connectivity to post offices and turning post offices to full-fledged banks are some of the initiatives being worked on to give the humble post office a radical makeover.
Replying to another question, Pilot said the government has approved the IT modernisation project for the Department of Posts for computerisation of post offices. "This will involve establishment of required IT infrastructure and development of required software applications with an outlay of 1,877.2 crore," Pilot said.
The IT project is expected to be implemented by 2012-13, subject to the availability of funds, he added.

The department has a network of 1.55 lakh post offices in the country, the largest in the world, of which more than 1.39 lakh are in rural areas.

Friday, August 19, 2011

IP Coaching class

Shri.Karunanithy, ASP, Madurai conducting IP Coaching class on 23.08.11 and 24.8.2011 at Annex GPO building Bangalore.
For more details pl contact Mobile : 094433 29681

 National youth network workshop by PSI
National youth network workshop was conducted at Hyderabad on 12th and 13th of August 2011 by Public Service International. For this workshop Miss K.R.Usha, Sri S.Nagaraj and Miss K.C Deepa from our association attended. There are 38 members from different associations participated. The workshop was organized on the eve of world youth day. In this workshop the experience and expectation of youth from home, society, and union were discussed. Precarious work and youth, quality public service and empowering of young women workers in the association were explained by Miss Usha.K.R.
On behalf of all the participants I express sincere thanks to president of our association Sri Dinesh Khare and Secretary Sri Naveen Chander for giving us an opportunity to participate in the workshop and to gain more knowledge.
Report by Usha K R, Nagaraj and Deepa K C.

GS Visit to the Postal Directorate

Today, I visited Postal Directorate and met with the Director (SR) to enquire about the outcome of the meeting held on 11.08.2011. The Director (SR) informed that the minutes of the meeting will be issued in next week and orders for constitution of committee for restructuring of IP Cadre will be issued shortly.

Roop Chand 
General Secretary

Officers of Dubious Integrity

The Central Information Commission (CIC), while disposing of the appeal filed by the RTI applicant, Shri Sujit Kumar Majumder, has directed the PIO, CBI, New Delhi on 13.07.2011 to provide the list containing names of officers with doubtful integrity during period January 2006 to till date; (ii) List containing names of CBI officers against whom the complaint were registered or contemplated and inquiry conducted or in progress.

The matter is sub-judice, as against the decision of CIC, CBI has filed Writ Petition before the Hon’ble High Court of Kolkata .

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
Source : PIB

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Modernisation of Department of Posts

Modernisation of Department of Posts Government has approved the ‘IT MODERNIZATION PROJECT’ of Department of Posts for computerization of Post Offices, Mail Offices, Administrative Offices and other field offices. This will involve establishment of required IT infrastructure, development of required software applications with an outlay of Rs.1877.2 crore. 

The project has the following salient features: 

• It will establish IT infrastructure of Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Centre and networking of all Departmental Post Offices including appropriate connectivity in the Branch Post Offices in the rural area. 

• The project envisages development of integrated modular scalable applications for Mail, kBanking, Postal Life Insurance, solutions for Accounts and HR operations of the department. 

• The rural post offices will be provided with rural ICT devices with required applications for performing Postal, Savings Bank, Insurance, MGNREGS and Money Order operations. 

• Provision has been made for training, change management, capacity building of the employees of the department along with Project Management activity for smooth and timely implementation of the project. 

It is planned to network all Departmental Post Offices and Branch Post Offices in the country subject to availability of connectivity and resources under the “India Post Technology Project-2012”. 

The departmental Post Offices are proposed to be networked with appropriate connectivity. Branch Post Offices located in rural areas are proposed to be networked using available connectivity at these locations. The rural ICT Devices in the Branch Post Offices will have the capacity to work in both online/offline mode. The IT project is expected to be implemented by 2012-13 subject to the availability of funds. 

This information was given by Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 
Coutesy : PIB
(Release ID :74655)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

IP Results 2009 - Revised Circle Allotments

Dte has issued the Revised List of Circle Allotments for Surplus Qualified IP Candidates for the IP Exam 2009 in continuation of Dte memo Dt. 30.06.11.

OC - 117 Candidates.
SC - 13 Candidates.
ST - 4 Candidates.

CLICK HERE to download the memo.

Dte Memo No : A-34013 / 01 / 2010-DE (Pt. I) Dt. 09.08.11

IP Induction Training

Dte has issued the IP Induction Training allotments for the following,
a. 130 Surplus Qualified OC Candidates for the year 2009.
b. 134 Direct IP Candidates.

Circle wise allotments to PTCs.
Further all PTCs requested to arrange Induction training at the earliest.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sec Lr to PM Grade 1 entrants

Our Secretary / DG Posts wrote a Welcome Letter Dt. 11.08.11 to all Postmaster entrants is follows.

Gol Dak Khana (New Delhi GPO) bags again "Sevottam" certification

            New Delhi GPO known as Gol Dak Khana have been granted "Sevottam" certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards once again. Disclosing this Ms. Rameshwari Handa Chief Post Master General, Delhi Circle said here today Gol Dak  Khana was the first Post Office in India to be conferred the "Sevottam" certification on 11-04-2008 for a period of three years. The same has since been renewed for the second time this year. The efforts made by this Post Office have brought satisfaction to its customers. The customer friendly ambience, small queues, polite & dedicated staff are factors that have made New Delhi GPO a role model for other Post Offices. In India, New Delhi GPO, the torch bearer of the Sevottam model is an example for others to emulate.
            Sevottam is a "Service Delivery Excellence Model" developed by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. The certification of the quality of service is as per the standard IS 15700: 2005 developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
            New Delhi GPO is committed to provide high quality mail, parcel and related services to its customers according to well defined service quality norms. The commitment made by this office towards improvement of its services with a customer focus is outlined in the Citizen's Charter which has been framed on the basis of analysis of customer feedback.
            Post Forum meetings are regularly held and customer feedback is obtained in a structured questionnaire in order to check whether customer expectations are being met. Internal audits and Management reviews are also conducted regularly to review the Service Quality Policy, its continued suitability and relevance. The basic idea is to check and modify the services as per the changing requirements of the customers.
            Complaints are being handled through a well documented procedure. The Sevotttam compliant public grievance redressal system has brought out New Delhi GPO as dedicated organisation committed to fulfilling customer needs.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Accomodate 25 PS Group B Exam 2011 candidates against Sr PM posts - G.S urges Secretary (posts)

 Copy of the letter dated 12-08-2011 written by Our General Secretary to Secretary (Posts) on utilizing the services of all 25 successful candidates of  the limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postal Service Group 'B' - 2011 held on 29th May 2011 against the posts of Senior Postmaster is reproduced below.

No. CHQ/IPASP/CA/2011 Dated 12.08.2011

Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy
Secretary (Posts)
Department of Posts
Dak Bawan
New Delhi-100001.

SUB: Issue of instructions to Circles for utilizing the services of 25 officials of IP
          Line/General Line as Sr. Postmaster.

REF: Postal Directorate No. 9-34/2011-SPG dated 05.08.2011.

Respected Madam,

Your goodself is well aware that there are 866 posts of PS Group ‘B’ including 116 posts of Sr. Postmaster. 75% posts (649) of PS Group ‘B’ are earmarked for promotion through DPC of IP Line officials. Remaining 25% posts (217) are earmarked for promotion through examination as under:-

IP Line 19% 165
General Line 6% 52

After introduction of Postmaster cadre, 29 posts out of 52 posts in PS Group “B” have been ear marked to Sr. PM Grade in PM Cadre. Hence, the share of General Line officials in PS Group ‘B’ comes to 23 only.

162 officials of IP Line are already working in PS Group ‘B’ cadre against 165 posts and 27 officials of General Line are working in PS Group ‘B’ against 23 posts. Now, on introduction of Postmaster cadre, there are practically only 3 vacancies for IP line officials in PS Group ‘B’ cadre and 4 officials of General Line are in excess in PS Group ‘B’.

In view of above facts, it is requested that instructions may kindly be issued to all concerned Circles to post General Line officials against the posts of Sr. Postmaster and not against the posts of PS Group ‘B’ in the interest of natural justice and to avoid litigation in this regard.

Yours Sincerely,

General Secretary  
CAT case relating to Grade Pay of IPs

The OA came up for hearing again on 08.08.2011 when the proxy respondent's Counsel sought one week adjournment due to some urgent personal reasons. Case posted to 19.8.2011.

Showing ACR to Subordinate
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Showing ACR to Subordinate 
The Government has issued instructions that with effect from the reporting period 2008-09, the full Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) (earlier known as ACR) after completion shall be communicated by the Section entrusted with the maintenance of APAR to the concerned officer. No instructions have been issued to merely show the APAR and obtain any certificate to this effect.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB