Saturday, April 27, 2013

Supplementary DPC for the promotion to PSS Gr "B" cadre.

To view the list of officers due for promotion in Supplementary DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre, please CLICK HERE.

Schedule for holding Postmaster Grade - I Examination 2013 announced.

Directorate vide Memo No. A-34012/4/2012-DE dated 23/4/2013 has announced the schedule for holding Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade I for the year 2013. The following is the schedule of the examination.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sri Balasubramanya no more

Sri Balasubramanya Sr Postmaster Mysore HO expired today. 
We deeply mourn the sad demise of the officer and pray Almighty to give strength to his bereaved family to sustain the loss.
President, Circle Secretary and members
Re-allotment/transfer/posting of the JTS/STSofficers of lndian Postal service (IPos) Group'A''

AIAIPASP Karnataka Circle welcome to Sri N Prakash and Sri Shivaiah to Karnataka

Posting on promotion in Junior Time Scale of Indian postal service, Group'A' (pay Band-3: Rs' 15600-39100 + GP:Rs' 5400

  AIAIPASP Karnataka wishes all the best to the officers in the new assignment

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Early Decision – No need to pay Arrears on DA and 7th CPC

To view details, please CLICK HERE.
GS Desk...

Letter to Secretary (Posts) regarding filling up of vacant posts of HSG-I (IP Line) cadre.

No. CHQ/IPASP/HSG-I/2013                                         Dated :  23/4/2013 
Ms P. Gopinath,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Subject : Filling up of vacant posts of HSG-I (IP Line) cadre. 

Respected Madam,  
          The Department has issued orders vide Memo No. 04-44/2012-SPB.II dated 18th April, 2013 permitting circles to fill up the vacant posts of HSG-I in Post Offices and RMS Offices on the basis of existing recruitment rules, as amendments of revised Rules of HSG-I have not been approved by DOP&T and UPSC. It is seen from the above memo that department has overlooked the fact that there exist HSG-I in IP line as well. No orders have been issued to fill the vacancies in HSG-I held by IP line officials thereby further eroding the promotional prospects of Inspectors causing frustration amongst the Inspectors cadre.  

          The Department has no any concrete steps to implant the accepted recommendations of the Second Cadre Review Committee also even after more than two decades. It is therefore in the interests of this cadre that the present cadre strength should be maintained and any attempt to reduce the cadre strength at HSG-I level without taking into account the declining promotional avenues of the Inspectors cadre would be detrimental to the interests of this cadre. It is apparent from the return of file by DOP&T that the proposed creation of separate cadre of Postmasters and that too by amalgamating the share of Inspectors cadre and General line had disturbed the subtle equation between the General line and Inspectors line and creates more problems to the administration than respite that could be visualized at present.  

         This Association is of the view that there is no need to seek any further clarification from DOP&T to fill the IP line vacancies of HSG-I particularly when these are to be filled on old recruitment rules which are otherwise common for that purpose and sanctioned posts. There should also be no mention about referring the matter to DOP&T in the said memo rather Circle should be given clear instructions to fill the vacant post of IP line too simultaneously but unfortunately this has not taken place.    
          It is therefore requested to kindly issue instructions to all Circles to fill all the vacant post of HSG-I (IP Line) on the same analogy as given in the case of HSG-I General line. If any change is still felt to be necessary in the interest of better efficiency, it would be only fit and proper that association may be consulted before revising the recruitment rules and resubmitting file to DOP&T.             
          Hoping for an early action in the matter and line in reply.  
          With warm regards, 
Yours sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary


To view Ministry of Urban Development, Directorate of Estates, New Delhi Gazette notification dated 18th April, 2013, please CLICK HERE.

Monday, April 22, 2013

GS Desk....

Letter to Secretary (Posts)...Regarding Non implementation of Modified Assured Carrier Scheme for Inspector Posts/Assistant Supdt. Posts cadre in true spirit.

No. CHQ/IPASP/MACP/UTR/2012                                         Dated : 22/4/2013 
Ms P. Gopinath,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Subject : Non implementation of Modified Assured Carrier Scheme for Inspector Posts / Assistant Supdt. Posts cadre in true spirit.

 Respected Madam,  

               Your kind attention is invited to this Associations letter of even number dated 10/12/2012 and 4/3/2013 wherein justice being denied to our members due to non convening of DPC for grant of timely MACP by circles was brought to the notice of Directorate but unfortunately no attention seems to have been paid at Directorate level towards above said letters, as till this date, neither the above cited letters acknowledged nor replied.  

              This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that, DOPT has already issued crystal clear instructions under their OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19/5/2009 stating that cases maturing during the first half (April-September) of a particular financial year shall be taken up for consideration by the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of July of any financial year shall process the cases that would be maturing during the second-half (October-March) of the same financial year.  

             In view of the above, this Association has requested Directorate vide above referred letters to issue instructions to all circles to follow the orders issued by DOPT both in letter and spirit, but till date many circles have not convened their pending DPCs for MACP to IP/ASP cadre. 

          It is therefore once again requested to kindly issue strict instructions to all circles to convene the pending DPCs by the end of this month.  

           A line in reply is requested. 

Yours sincerely, 

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

GS Desk....

Letter to Secretary (Posts)...Regarding non maintaining uniformity by Circles in making Adhoc Promotion of ASPs to PS Gr. B Cadre.

No. CHQ/IPASP/PS-Gr.B/Assam-1/2013                           Dated : 22/4/2013 
Ms. P. Gopinath,
Department of Post,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001. 

Subject: Regarding non maintaining uniformity by Circles in making Adhoc Promotion of ASPs to PS Gr. B Cadre.  

Respected Madam,  

The IP/ASP Association intends to bring to your kind notice how Circles are resorting to ad-hoc arrangement in total disregard to the statutory provisions on the subject as well as proper manpower management and career advancement of the employees. As explained in DOP&T’s O.M. No.28036/8/87-Estt.(D) dated 30.03.1988 read with O.M. No.28036/1/2001-Estt.(D) dated 23.07.2001, promotions/ appointments on ad-hoc basis are to be resorted to a post which cannot be kept vacant in consideration of its functional/operational requirement. In our Department, posts of PS Group ‘B’ are of such a nature that these cannot be kept vacant in the larger interest of department and public as well.

Whenever  ad-hoc  promotions  are  found  inescapable  in  selection  posts  in  the  exigency  of  service,  the  same  should  be  ordered  only  from  amongst  the  senior-most  eligible  staff.  As  a  rule,  a  junior  should  not  be  promoted,  ignoring  his  senior  unless  the  competent  authority  ordering  the  ad-hoc  promotion,  considers  him  unsuitable.  Certain circles are over sighting these rules while making ad-hoc promotions. Assam Circle is set example where two juniors of Shri Ganesh Kumar Sarmah, ASP (HQ), Tezpur Division are still working on ad-hoc basis in PS Gr. B cadre at Circle office as ADPS (Mails) and ADPS (FS). It means that inter-se-seniority has not been taken in to consideration while making the ad-hoc arrangements in PS Gr. B cadre.

            This Association therefore requested your honour to kindly issue instructions to all the circles to fill short term vacancies of PS Gr. B cadre on ad-hoc basis according to the guidelines issued by DOP&T and as per the inter-se-seniority cum fitness at the earliest and convene timely DPC in each cadre for career advancement of the employees and to avoid ad-hoc arrangements that is otherwise also creating ambiguities.   

            Hoping for a proper course of action and line in reply.  

 Yours sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to :  

1.    Shri T. Murthy, Chief Postmaster General, Assam Circle, Guwahati-781001. 

2.    Shri Giri Kanta Deka, Circle Secretary, All India Association of IP/ASP, Assam Branch and Manager, Speed Post Centre, Meghdoot Bhavan, Guwahati 781001.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Union Cabinet approved DA 8% w.e.f. 1/1/2013.

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2013 at the rate of 8 percent over the existing rate of 72 percent.

Thus, the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs.8629.20 crore per annum and Rs. 10067.36 crore in the financial year 2013-14 (that is for a period of 14 months from January, 2013 to February, 2014).

GS efforts... repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their Home Circle approved by Directorate.

Today, Directorate has issued re allotments to the following 15 PS Group B officers to their Home circles vide Memo no 9-22/2013-SPG dated 18.04.2013.
To download copy, please CLICK HERE. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Clarification on expansion of clientele eligible for PLI

Correction in Clause l70 of Post Office Guide Part-I regarding amount of compensation payable in case of loss/damage of registered articles 

To view Postal Directorate Memo No. 28-10/2013-PO dated 21-3-2013 on the above subject matter please Click here 

First Phase Direct Recruitment PA/SA Examination 2013 will be held on 21/4/2013.

As notified by Postal Directorate Aptitude Test (Paper I) for Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu circles is scheduled on 21st April 2013. CMC has started to dispatch Admit Cards to all eligible candidates of these circle by ordinary post. In case candidate is not received the Admit Card by 11/4/2013, then he can download the same online from using Direct Recruitment PA/SA Examination link from 12th April 2013 onwards. Candidate can also report discrepancy in Admit Card data from 12th April 2013 using the link GENERATE ADMIT CARD on the same web site.
CMC has issued some Admit Cards  without PHOTOGRAPH of the candidate. All such candidates may visit the departmental website to reconfirm their eligibility. It was noticed during the course of checking the application forms that, candidates failed to paste photographs on their application form. Due to non receipt of photographs along with applications forms, such applications are said to be cancelled and candidates are not allowed to appear in Aptitude Test (Paper I).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sri Eshwarappa SSRM Bangalore Expired

 Sri. Eshwarappa, SSRM Bangalore Sorting Division expired on 06.04.2013. He is due for retirement on superannuation on 30.04.2013. He is survived by his wife  and two children.
We deeply mourn the sad demise of the officer and pray Almighty to give strength to his bereaved family to sustain the loss.

President, Circle Secretary and members

Monday, April 8, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

OA admitted by Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench.

It is to inform to all members that, our OA No. 289/13 is admitted by the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench and adjourned to 10th June 2013 for filing reply by the respondents. 
Minutes of the bi-monthly meeting with DPS(HQ) o/o CPMG Bangalore

Ad-hoc Appointment/ Promotion - Review of - Regarding

To view DOPT OM No. 28036/1/2012-Estt(D) dated 3rd April 2013, please CLICK HERE. 

ADDENDUM to the Revision in Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes w.e.f 1st April 2013

To view SB order 04/2013, please CLICK HERE. 

CAT case filed at Ernakulam Bench coming up for admission today.

       It is informed to all the members of this Association that, as per the decision taken in CWC held at Shirdi (Maharashtra) the fresh Grade Pay case under OA No. 289/13 filed at Ernakulam Bench is coming up for admission today. The OA is slated for admission before Hon’ble Division Bench consisting of Hon’ble Dr. K. B. S. Rajan (Judicial Member) and Hon’ble Ms K. Noorjehan (Administrative Member).  The following are the applicants and respondents in the case:
Applicants :
1.      All India Association of Inspector Posts & Assistant Superintendent of Posts, represented by Vilas Ingale, S/o the late Shri Sopan Ingale,

2.       Permanand Kumar, S/o the late Yugal Kishore Prasad,
3.       Niranjan Kumar, S/o Shri Suresh Prasad Sah,
Respondents :
1.   Union of India represented by its Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi 110 001.

2.    Secretary, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110 001.

3.      Director General of Posts, Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001.

4.      Chief Postmaster General, Kerala Circle, Thiruvananthapuram.


Sh. Ajith Kurian CS Kerala

Above applicants and CHQ appreciate the efforts and co-operation extended by Shri Ajith Kurian, Circle Secretary Kerala and his team consisting Shri P. Ajith Kumar ASP (PMU), Shri Anto Manalil ASP CSD TVM, all well wishers, friends and members who have supported the case. 

We hope in the leadership of our GS we get 4600/- grade pay to IP w.e.f 01.01.2006 before 7th pay commission.

Allowances to NE Region.

To view the memo issued by Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, please CLICK HERE.

Dispatch of Admit cards for PA/SA Recruitment examination.

Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Circle
Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
(M.O. Section)
All CPMsG In India.
No:- Mails/42-1/PA/SA/DR/2013 dated 28.03.2013

Sub: Dispatch of Admit cards for PA/SA Recruitment examination.

This is regarding dispatch of 10.67 lac of admit Cards through ordinary post (with pre fixed Rs.5/- stamp) tendered by CMC Limited.

The said mails have been tested on machine (LSM) & found that the mails were not compatible with machine.

Due to acute shortage of manpower it is very difficult to make the sorting work of 10.67 lakh mail at AMPC/Delhi. Keeping in view the such huge & time bound mail, it has been decided to dispatch these all mail circle-wise to circle’s headquarters for further sorting, dispatch and delivery within circle.The breakup of the total mail with indication of total mail for each circle is enclosed for ready reference.

It is, therefore, requested to kindly make the proper arrangement of sorting, dispatch and delivery of admit card in your circle. These mails will be dispatched by the S.J. MBC to circle's headquarter indicating ‘SPL’bag on label for further necessary action.
Asstt. Director(MO)
o/o CPMG, Delhi Circle
New Delhi-110001
Copy to:-
1. DDG(Rectt.) Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan New Delhi-110001 for information and necessary action.
2. Director (MB) Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan New Delhi-110001 for information and necessary action.
3. Sh. Sanjeev Dham Dy. General Manager CMC Limited Okhla Phase I New Delhi-110020.He is requested to make the arrangement of handing over circle-wise mails with stamp of Rs. 5/-affixed on each letter to S.J. MBC S.J.Airport New Delhi-110003 w.e.f. 01-04-2013.
4. SSRM Air Mail Sorting Division New Delhi-110021 for information and making proper arrangement of receipt and dispatch of above said mails direct to concerned Circle’s headquarters with indication ‘SPL’ bag on labels.