Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Superannuation Retirement

      Sri N T Aswathnarayana ADM (RPLI) o/o Postmaster General North Karnataka Region Dharwad is retiring on superannuation today afternoon.
      The Association wishes him a happy and prosperous retired life. 

Chief PMG Karnataka retiring today

Madam Hilda Abraham, Chief PMG Karnataka Circle is retiring on superannuation today afternoon.

  The association wishes a happy and prosperous retired life.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

All India Association of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendent Posts,Karnataka Circle

Naveen. Chander
Assistant Supdt Posts Bantwal Sub Division, Bantwal, Puttur Division
Manjunatha. Hubballi
[Circle Secretary]
Assistant Supdt Posts(HQ) Sirsi Division, Sirsi
Joseph. Rodrigues
[Circle Treasurer]
Assistant Supdt Posts (Plg) o/o PMG SK Region  Bangalore

No:IP/ASP/1-37/2013-14              @ Sirsi                                 the                        25.07.2013
Ms Hilda Abraham
Chief Post Master General
Karnataka Circle Bangalore-560001

Subject: recognition of Sub Divisional Head  in award ceremony to be held on 29.07.2013.

Respected madam,
                It is learnt that the recognition of Sub Divisional Heads in award ceremony omitted. The involvement/motivation rendered by the Sub Divisional Heads in achieving RPLI business target is remarkable.

So kindly arrange to recognize the highest RPLI business procured Sub Divisional Head in the award ceremony to be held on 29.07.2013.

Thanking you,
                                                 Yours sincerely,
Circle Secretary
 IPASP Association 
                   Karnataka Circle

GS Desk

DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year update

Today, it is confirmed that since last three days nobody from following cirlces turned to Directorate to hand over the CRs/APARs and requisite information for convening DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B. The work is badly heldup at Directorate.

1. Bihar 2. Haryana 3. Jammu & Kashmir 4. Jharkhand 5. Kerala 6. Madhya Pradesh7. Maharashtra 8. North East 9. Uttar Pradesh 10. West Bengal 11. APS

To convene the DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B at scheudled month as agreed by Directorate, all Circle Secretaries and Office Bearers are once again directed to meet with the concerned officer/s who is dealing the work at circle office and reequest them to submit the requisite documents at the earliest to Directorate. 
It is learnt from Directorate that, some time is required to convene the DPC for JTS Gr. A cadre.

tenders issued by EE (CIVIL) Bangalore through kannadaprabha daily news paper dated 25.07.2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

GS Desk

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w non payment of RPLI incentives to Sub Divisional Heads.

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/RPLI-Incentive/2013                           Dated :  22/7/2013
Ms. P. Gopinath,
Director General, 
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Subject : Non payment of RPLI incentives to Sub Divisional Heads.  

Respected Madam,    

           PLI Directorate vide letter No. 26-2/2009-LI dated 16-01-2013 has issued clarification about admissibility of incentive to SDI/ASP for verification/scrutiny of RPLI proposals clarifying that neither the Directorate letter no 26-02/2009-LI dated 18.9.2009 nor any other subsequent letter has been superseded by any of Directorate letter. Unfortunately despite clear and repeated instructions most of the postal divisions in the country are not still paying incentive equal to 10% of the procurement commission paid to the Gramin Dak Sewaks and Gramin Dak BPM’s whose proposals are verified by such SDI/ASP. As such these orders are found not implemented in true spirit.  

          Furthermore, the PLI/RPLI work has long back been decentralized to the Divisions except Surrender and Death claims. This has increased enormous work pressure on the Divisional Office, particularly, the IPs and ASPs working in the Divisional Office. At present Inspectorial Staff are burdened with variety of duties in addition to what has been enumerated in Chapter-III of Postal Manual Volume-VIII. The honorarium paid to the Inspectorial Staff attending to the scrutiny of new proposals is Rs. 2/- per proposal subject to ceiling of Rs. 4000/- p.a. The ceiling of Rs. 4000/- p. a. honorarium was fixed by the Department of Personnel & Training which includes, the honorarium paid for conducting departmental inquiries as IO or PO and also other allied additional works.  

          The quantum of honorarium paid for scrutiny of PLI/RPLI proposals is no commensurate with the quantum of work performed and the ceiling on honorarium is a major setback for the Inspectorial Staff working in Divisional Offices. The Association requests your kind honour to replace the existing system of payment of honorarium for this work without a ceiling limit of Rs. 4000/- and Inspectorial Staff may be remunerated at the same rate not as honorarium but as incentive that do not have any limitations. Also call for reports from Circles why incentive equal to 10% of the procurement commissions as required in Directorate letter No. 26-2/2009-LI dated 16-1-2013 of the procurement commission paid to the GDS whose proposals are verified by SDI (P)/ASP is not being paid despite clear instructions on the issue. 

          With warm regards,  

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Post Bank published in Kannadaprabha daily dated 22.07.2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Creation of Parcel and Logistic Division in the BD & M Directorate - set up in Circles regarding

To view Directorate memo, please CLICK HERE. 

adhoc posting order in ASP cadre issued by PMG NK Region Dharwad


To view order, please CLICK HERE 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Introduction of Circle Welfare Fund for Gramin Dak Sevaks...regarding

To view Directorate memo No. 19-31/2012-WL&Sports dated 12th July 2013, please CLICK HERE.

RPLI incentive to SDH

On demand of the members, the order of CPMG Karnataka on the above subject published

     Those who are not get the incentive on the above subject, the matter may be taken up with the concerned Divisions along with the business procured.

Transfer order issued by PMG NK Region in ASP cadre

GS Desk

Letter to Member (P) i/c/w non implementation of MACP for IP / ASP cadre.

No. CHQ/IPASP/MACP/UTR/2012                                     Dated :  18/7/2013
Shri S. Sarkar,
Member (Personnel),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Subject : Non implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for Inspector Posts/Assistant Supdt. Posts cadre in true spirit.
Respected Sir, 

               We would like to bring your kind attention to Association’s letter of even number dated 10/12/2012 addressed to Secretary (Posts) wherein justice being denied to our members due to non convening of DPC for grant of timely MACP by few circles was brought to the notice of Directorate but unfortunately despite issue of reminders on 4/3/2013 and 22/4/2013 no attention seems to have been paid at Directorate level towards above said letters.  

              This Association would like to further 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 lines, this Association has requested Directorate vide above referred letters to issue strict instructions to all circles to follow the orders issued by DOPT both in letter and spirit, but till date few circles have not convened their pending DPCs for MACP to IP/ASP cadre viz. Jharkhand, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujrat.
            We therefore request your honour to kindly look into the matter personally and arrange to issue strict instructions to all circles to convene the pending DPCs at least by the end of this month.

           With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Direct Recruitment PA / SA Examination 2013...result announced

Aptitude Test (Paper-I) for all the postal circles is completed. The List of shortlisted
candidates for the Computer Typing / Data Entry (PAPER-II) for Andhra Pradesh,
Gujrat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand,
Madhya Pradesh, North East, Odisha, West Bengal Postal Circles is given in the
link below:

The list in respect of the remaining Postal Circles will be published shortly.
The above Short List has been prepared in accordance with the procedure published
in the Notification No 60-9/2009 SPB1 dated 8-5-2012. The candidates who figure
in the above list have qualified for appearing in the Paper II based on marks in the
The list is in order of Roll Number.
Paper-II is tentatively scheduled on 10th,11th,24th,25th,31th August 2013 and
1st September 2013.
Admit Card for Paper-II will be dispatched shortly by post. Admit Card can also be generated
on INDIAPOST website by the candidates.

Holding of DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2013-14.

Last year result of DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre was released on 28/12/2012. To speed the DPC work and to convene the DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B cadre for the year 2013-14 on time, Association has suggested Directorate to frame the time bound schedule for each circle for submission of documents at Directorate in person by the concerned officer which may help to reduce unnecessary correspondence work and result of DPC would be released much earlier. Therefore Directorate has prescribed the following circle wise time slot for submitting the documents of DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B for the year 2013-14. All Members, Office Bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to keep the liaison with their circle and ensure submission of requisite documents to Directorate on time.  

Sl. No.
Date of submitting the documents by the Officer deputed by Circle Office
Name of the Circles
APS, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand
Delhi, Haryana, J&K, Odisha & Jharkhand
Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, North-East, Punjab & Bihar
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra & Rajasthan
Gujrat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh & WB

Monday, July 15, 2013

Conducting of LDCE for promotion to the cadre IP's Departmental quota for the year 2013

The vacancy position of Karnataka Circle is as under

Category wise breakup of vacancies

GS Desk

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w to finalise Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B and allow ASPs to write Sr. PM Examination

No. CHQ/IPASP/CRC/2012                                            Dated :       15/7/2013. 
Ms. P. Gopinath, 
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Subject : Quota of General Line in PS Group ‘B’ Examination … reg.
Ref.       : Directorate No. A.34012/06/2011-DE dated 13th April, 2012.
Respected Madam,
          IP/ASP Association intends to bring to your kind notice certain issues about holding of LDCE for the promotion to the PS Gr. B cadre. On introduction of Postmaster Cadre, 25% posts in Sr. Postmaster Cadre have been earmarked for HSG-I General Line Officials through promotion. Hence, out of 116 posts of Senior Postmaster, 29 posts have been given to General Line without reducing their share in PS Gr. B cadre. This has adversely affected the promotional avenues of IP/ASP cadre, and hence two Circle branches of this Association and 4 individuals approached to CAT to get relief for non-holding of Sr. PM Examination.

           This Association would like to further bring to your kind notice that, Recruitment Rules for Postal Superintendents notified in 1979 to fill up  100% posts through IP Line officials who have put in 5 years of service by seniority cum fitness through Departmental promotion committee.           Department promulgated Revised Recruitment Rules on 11/3/1988 merging two erstwhile cadres viz ‘Postal Superintendent Gr. B and Postmaster Gr. B under nomenclature of PSS Group “B”. The total number of posts notified in RRs was 790. But 76 posts of Sr. Postmaster were not forming part to it although representation in the different rosters was given correctly to 866 posts. Due to the amalgamation of two cadres, the share to General line was distributed as under:  
6% of 866 Posts
i.e 52 posts
From General Line Officials who have put in 5 years services in LSG and above through LDCE.
94% of 866 Posts
i.e 814 posts
From IP Line officials who have put in 5 years services through DPC

           These Recruitment Rules were subsequently amended in the year 1994 vide Directorate memo No. 9-36/92-SPG dated 29/6/1994 and the method of filling the Posts was prescribed as
6% of 866 Posts
i.e 52 posts
From General Line Officials who have put in 5 years services in LSG and above through LDCE.
19% of  866 Posts
i.e 165 posts
From IP Line officials who have put in 5 years services through LDCE.*
75% of 866 Posts
i.e 649 posts
From IP Line officials who have put in 5 years services through DPC
          Department has created Postmaster Cadre vide memo No. 4-17/2008-SPB.II dated 22/11/2010, and 116 PS Gr. B Posts were carved for Senior Postmaster Cadre and framed RRs for Senior Postmaster Cadre vide memo No. 137-03/2009-SPB.II dated 9/9/2010. The method for filling up of the Posts was prescribed as: 
25% of Posts
From General Line officials who have put in 2 years services in HSG-I through DPC.
75% of Posts
Through LDCE from IP Line officials in PB-2 9300-34800 with a Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- who have put a 6 years regular services through LDCE.*

           It is further to state that as per the various Recruitment Rules the composition of Posts would be as under:
1.    As per 1988 Recruitment Rules, total No. of Posts were 866  

General Line
052 through LDCE
IP Line
814 through DPC
2.    As per 1994 amended Recruitment Rules Total No. of Posts 866

General Line (6%)
052 through LDCE
IP Line (19%)
165 through LDCE
IP Line (75%)
649 through DPC
3.    As per Sr. PM Recruitment Rules Total No. of Posts 116 of which 29 post of General line are to be filled through DPC and 87 post from IP line i.e 100% through LDCE. Apparently these 87 posts are required to be carved out from the 19 % quota meant for IP line.

General Line (25%)
29 through DPC
IP Line (75%)
87 through LDCE
4.    Residuary PS Gr. B Total No. of Posts 866-116=750 that will form part of new recruitment rules for which revision of PS Group “B” will be required to reduce the number of posts from respective quota. As a natural justice and fair equality 116 posts should only be reduced from 6% equal to 29 post (General line) and 87 posts from 19% quota earmarked for IP line promoted through LDCE. This is so because as per postmaster recruitment rule 2010, all the 87 posts of Sr. Postmaster are to be filled from amongst the IP line having 6 year service only through Limited Departmental Examination and 29 posts from general line through DPC. There is no logic to reduce the quota from 75% quota i.e 649 post earmarked for filling through seniority cum fitness as no representation to senior most IPs/ASPs is given in Sr. Postmaster cadre through seniority cum fitness (see postmaster recruitment rule 2010).    
This Association have severally requested Directorate to issue revised Recruitment Rules for PS Gr. B cadre to correct the anomaly of fixation of quota for PS Gr. B from IP Line Officials and General Line Officials by providing 97% vacancies to PS Gr. B from IP Line and 3% by promotion of HSG-I officials from General Line through a LDCE. It is understood that this file is under process. It is also learnt that department is allowing Circle Office and RMS staff to appear in PS Group “B” by allowing transfer of 10 posts to PS Group B fleet that will increase the total number of post to 760. In that event, the apportionment would be in a different equation and should be in the following manner for fair equality as also committed before Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh bench by Directorate  not to reduce the posts from 75% quota i.e 649 posts. As such there should not be reduction of 87 Sr. Postmaster posts from 649 posts earmarked for promotion to IP/ASPs through seniority cum fitness particularly when no representation to this quota is given in Sr. Postmaster promotion through DPC. IPASP Association is accordingly demanding following sharing out:
General Line (3%)
023 through LDCE
IP Line (12%)
091 through LDCE
IP Line (85%)
646 through DPC
It is to further intimate that this Association has already submitted detailed proposal to Directorate under letter No. CHQ/PS Gr. B/2011 dated 4/7/2011 regarding distribution of quota under each category for implementation in the interest of both IP Line and General Line officials but despite series of reminders to Department nothing has been done till this date except inviting unnecessarily 6 CAT cases. It is not understood why ASPs are not eligible to write the Sr. Postmaster examination as both Posts relates to one and same Cadre i.e. IP cadre. It needs to be looked into.  
It is therefore requested your honour to kindly look into the matter personally and issue necessary instructions to SPG DIVISION to finalise the Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre accordingly by reducing shares from each quota as proposed above also. In the mean time in order to give effect to Postmaster Recruitment Rule 2010, it is suggested that junior 29 PS Group B official recruited against 52 posts and 87 junior most IP line officials recruited through LDCE  may immediately be ordered to post on the posts of Sr. Postmaster. One time option from others as per Recruitment Rules-2010 may be obtained. ASPs may also be allowed to appear in Sr. Postmaster examination. This will mitigate the repeated court cases also.          
            With profound regards,
Yours sincerely, 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary