Thursday, August 29, 2013

GS Desk

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w Linking of repatriation of PS Group “B” officers to the current DPC.

No. GS/AIAIASP/PS Gr.B/DPC/2013                     dated          August 29, 2013
Ms P Gopinath,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Subject: Linking of repatriation of PS Group “B” officers to the current DPC. 

Respected Madam,

IPASP Association expresses its gratitude for convening regular PS Group “B” DPC for the vacancy year 2013-14 well in advance giving good time to our members for joining their new assignments.  At the same time it is also fact that many JTS posts are lying vacant in circles and Group “B” officers are officiating creating resultant vacancies in Group “B”. This position differs from circle to circle and therebysome of the Circles have not implemented orders pertaining to Promotion of ASPs to PS Gr. ‘B’ cadre issued by directorate in the recently held supplementary DPC in toto. Despite having, clear orders to relive the promoted officers to their new assignments within one month from the date of issue of order, some circles have retained these promotees, particularly officiating in the same capacity, in respective circles without any valid reason though they had been allotted nearby Circles.
        Apparently, this action of the CPMG/PMG is not only arbitrary but also has caused disparity in the promotional avenues of IP to ASP against clear vacancies that are due to be caused owing to the promotion of these officers. It seems that due to vested interest of PMG/CPMG in the matter, these officers are retained by Circles. What is the use of promotion when the promoted ASPs are not to be relieved to join the new assignment?  Whereas many officers presently working in other circles are still awaiting repatriation to their parent circles giving tough time to them and their families. Furthermore Circles are not sending correct position of vacancies to Directorate perhaps either to retain ASPs of their choice or reasons best known to them. Even the officers repatriated to adjust officers promoted in supplementary DPC have not been relived to their choice circles.  It does not mean that there is dearth of calibre in the cadre, rather everyone has the ability to do job as per their ability but they need opportunity instead of adopting pick and choose policy. So on this count there should be clear instruction to follow directorate orders so that no favouritism or hardship is felt at any level.

It is therefore urged upon kindly to intervene and place in orders to call for correct  vacancies lying vacant or likely to be vacated owing to retirement or promotion by 31-12-2013 to enable the affected persons adjusted in the parent Circle by issuing appropriate repatriation orders against vacant posts and future posts likely to be formed by 31-12-2013 . Since this has cascading effect and chain reaction, therefore, this would also minimize the refusals of accepting promotions.

A positive action will be highly appreciated & line in reply is requested.

Yours sincerely, 

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary


source:CHQ blog

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Sri M S Ramanujan CPMG Uttarakhand Circle posted as CPMG Karnataka Circle. Association heartly welcome and wishes all the best to the officer. 

Monday, August 26, 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 (technology, A&P) o/o The PMG SK Region  Bangalore

IP/ASP/1-38/2012                                                                                          Dated 20.08.2013
Under the provisions of Article 30 of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, it is hereby notified that the Circle Working Committee Meeting of the Association will be held at Amaragiri Tirupati Temple Arsikeri-573103 Dist: Hassan on 21.09.2013 @ 1000 Hrs onwards.
            Amaragiri Tirupati Temple Arsikeri-573103, Dist: Hassan
1.  Confirmation of the minutes of the last CWC held on 02.03.2013 at GPO Bangalore.
2.   CAT case at Ernakulam by GS on Up-gradation of Grade pay of Inspector Posts from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- w.e.f. 01.01.2006.
3.   Payment of RPLI honorarium/incentive to Sub Divisional Heads w.e.f 01.10.2009.
4.   Supply of Data cards to Sub Divisional Heads.
5.  Conducting of DPC for promotion of ASP in regular intervals.
6.   Restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.
7.   Supply of Laptops to all the IPs/ASPs.
8.   Regular Promotion to PS Group ‘B’ cadre.
9.   Organizational review.
10. Next CWC and Circle Conference.
11. Any other item with the permission of the chair.

All CWC members are requested to attend the meeting well in time.

           Yours sincerely,
                                                                       Circle Secretary, AIAIPs&ASPs
                                                                                  Karnataka Circle

Copy to,
1.          The CPMG Karnataka Circle Bangalore for kind information with a request to issue instructions to all Regions/ Divisions to relieve the CWC members to attend the meeting well in time by granting special casual leave with applicable transit.
2.          The PMG NK Region Dharwad for information and necessary action please.
3.          The PMG SK Region, III floor GPO Building Bangalore for information and necessary action please.
4.          ALL CWC Members

5.              Office copy

Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005

No.11/2/2013-IR (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 14th August 2013
Subject: Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005.
The Central Information Commission in one of its decisions (copy enclosed) has held that information about the complaints made against an officer of the Government and any possible action the authorities might have taken on those complaints, qualities as personal information within the meaning of provision of section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act, 2005.

2. The Central Information Commission while deciding the said case has cited the decision of Supreme Court of India in the matter of Girish R. Deshpande vs. CIC and others (SLP (C) no. 27734/2012) in which it was held as under:-
“The performance of an employee/Officer in an organisation is primarily a matter between the employee and the employer and normally those aspects are governed by the service rules which fall under the expression personal information, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or public interest. On the other hand, the disclosure of which could cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of that individual." The Supreme Court further held that such information could be disclosed only if it would serve a larger public interest.
3. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
End: As above.
(Manoj Joshi)
Joint Secretary (AT&A)


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Raising of GDS Bonus Ceiling - An Update

      It was learnt that Finance Ministry has cleared  the file relating to enhancement of Bonus ceiling of Grameena Dak Sevaks from Rs 2500/- to Rs 3500/-. It will be  materialized after getting the cabinet approval

LDCE for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr.'B' 2012 held on 03-06-2012- declaration of recasting/revised result thereof. 

Click here to view the Directorate corrigendum on the above subject matter.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

GDS substitute arrears - clarification issued by the Directorate To view copy of order, please CLICK HERE FOR PAGE ONE, PAGE TWO

Thursday, August 22, 2013

RTI Online Web Portal launched today at New Delhi

Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office Shri V Narayanasamy has said that rtionline web portal is another milestone in the regime of RTI that will further promote participation of our citizens in the process of governance and policy making decisions of the Government.Speaking at the launch of the portal in New Delhi today he said though presently this facility has been provided to Central Ministries, DoPT will consider extending this facility to the subordinate and attached offices of Central Government also. The Minister also appealed to the State Governments to consider developing similar facility of filing online RTI applications. Referring to the RTI Act as one of the biggest achievements of our democracy, Shri Narayansamy said that it has empowered the citizenry in an unprecedented manner to participate in nation building by promoting transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. 

The rtionalize web portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) at the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training. The url of this portal is 

This is a facility for the Indian Citizens to file RTI applications online and first appeals and also to make online payment of RTI fees. The prescribed fees can be paid through Internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks as well as by Credit/Debit cards of Visa/Master, through the payment gateway of SBI linked to this site.This facility is available for all the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India. 

This system provides for online reply of RTI applications/ first appeals, though reply could be sent by regular post also. This system works as RTI MIS also. The details of RTI applications received through post could also be entered into this system. The citizens can also check the real time status of their RTI applications/first appeals filed online. 

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

The CRs / APARs and requisite information fromJharkhand and Uttar Pradesh Circles are still awaited at Directorate for convening DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B for the year 2013-14. CS & CHQ office bearers of these two circles may take up this issue with their circle administration and ensure its submission at the earliest.

source:CHQ blog

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LDCE for promotion to the cadre of IP for the year 2013- revised examination shedule

LDCE examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the year 2013

Postings in IP cadre issued by PMG NK Region Dharwad

Grant of Split Duty Allowance to Group C & D Staff

Govt not considering to raise retirement age to 62 yrs

There is raging speculation that the Centre may raise the retirement age of its staff but top sources say there is no such move.

“There is no such plan to raise the retirement age to 62 from 60 years,” a reliable source in the Government said.

There are about 50 lakh Central Government employees working in various departments including the Railways across the country.

Recent media reports had claimed that the Ministry of Personnel was working on a proposal to increase the age of service by two years as part of Government’s plan to defer payouts in the form of pensions and other payments to check fiscal deficit.

It was also speculated that the move may be timed ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Sources in the Ministry said raising retirement age requires a detailed consultation with all stake holders and discussion with the Finance Ministry. Without the Finance Ministry’s nod, the matter cannot be processed, they said.

The retirement age for a majority of Central Government employees is 60 years. However, the age for retirement in case of teachers and scientists is 62 years.

In a related development, Chhattisgarh Government has recently increased the age of retirement to 62 years from 60 for its employees.

The age of superannuation varies in State Governments with majority of them keeping it at 60 years.

The Centre had in 1998 raised the retirement age of Central Government employees to 60 from 58 years.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Postal Employees daughter in top 5 contestants of Indian Idol Junior

It is an Appeal to all Postal Employees, Readers and Track-in-Viewers for SMS voting to Sugandha Date who is performing on Sony TV Musical Contest Indian Idol Junior being aired on every Saturday and Sunday at 08.30 P.M.
Kumari Sugandha Date is daughter of Shri Amol Date OA o/o the SSPOs, Nagpur MFL Division, Nagpur 440002. She is 8 year old and studying in 4th standard at R.S. Mundale English School Nagpur.
Kumari Sugandha is reached in top 5 finalists of Indian Idol Junior Musical Contest.
To Vote for Sugandha Type IDOL(space) SUG on your Mobile & send it to 5252525 on every Saturday after 20.30 hrs. (After her Performance) For online voting log on to or on Facebook page My Indian Idol.
Kumari Sugandha baged Gold Medal in Hindustani Vocal Light Music (Junior Group) in 28th All India Postal Cultural Meet held at Nagpur during 11th to 15th February 2013.

Being a part of Postal Fraternity it is our duty to support her in her musical Carrier. So all are once again requested to send your and your families votes by SMS to make Sugandha a winner of Indian Idol Junior. 25th August 2013 ( Sunday) is the last elimination round so all are requested to vote for Sugandha and help her to reach in top 4 finalist of Indian Idol Junior. 1st September 2013 is scheduled as Grand Finale.

Voting line is open between 24.08.2013 at 08.30 P.M. to next day 25.08.2013 07.00 A.M.

source: CHQ blog

GS Desk

Letter issued to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w issue of clarification on merger of Inspector Posts and ASPs cadre.

No. GS/AIAIASP/1/2012                                            dated      19/08/2013

Ms P Gopinath,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject  : Minutes of the meeting taken by Member (Personnel)regarding  restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.

Ref.       : Director (SR) letter No. 01/01/2011-SR dated 6th September, 2012 &No.  02/02/2012-SR dated 17th April, 2012.

Respected Madam,           
In response to Directorate’s requisition of letter calling final view point of the Association on merger issue, it is submitted that this Association sought some clarification mentioned therein so as to discuss the same amongst our members before arriving at final conclusion. Unfortunately despite issue of repeated reminders no attention seems to have been paid at Directorate level towards above said letters.            
At the same time no importance is being bestowed to IP/ASP cadre and their demands, may it be case of Grade Pay, fixation of pay under higher responsibility, merger or other career progression. These pending issues concerning our cadre are enhancing the sense of discontentment.

It is therefore urged to kindly look in to this vital issue personally and arrange to provide demanded clarification which is otherwise also binding on association before we go ahead on this sensitive issue. This will enshrine interest both the Association and Department as well. The Association has no objection if the matter is to be discussed in the meeting only for which next meeting as per convenience of members may kindly be ordered to fix. The Association will look forward positive response of the Department.

Hoping for favorable action and line in reply.  
Yours sincerely, 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Saturday, August 17, 2013

No:IP/ASP/1-37                                @ Sirsi                                        the                14.08.2013

From,                                                                         To,
The Circle Secretary                                              The Chief Postmaster General                                         AIPASP Karnataka Circle &                                 Karnataka Circle                                                           ASP (HQ) Sirsi -581402                                        Bangalore-560001                                .

Subject: Reallotment of IP/ASP’s from region to region.
Ref: Fresh

Respected madam,
It was a precedence in the past that during the promotion from IP to ASP cadre, the requests of the seniors who were previously allotted to other regions, were considered when juniors were promoted.This principle is also being followed by Dte in PS Gr B postings/ transfers. However, this practice is being discarded in our circle in the past two years. The senior officers are working in other regions and junior officers are working in the parent region. The officers working in the other regions requested to their parent region several times personally to your office but in vain.  Now all such officers have completed two years of service in the allotted regions.

The request of all such officers is pending. This will demoralize the seniors. You will appreciate the difficulties faced by IP/ASPs working at farther places away from their home leaving behind their family due to academic and other health reasons.

The Association appeals to kindly consider the requests of the following officers and take a favorable decision in the matter.
Sl No
Name of the officer
Presently working
Sri R RBhat
ASP ® Udupi (SK Region)
NK Region
Sri Narayana B
ASP® Karwar (NK Region)
SK Region
Sri S P Ravi
ASP Sub Dn Hospet (NK Region)
SK Region
Sri Ganesh
ASP Sub Dn Raichur (NK Region)
SK Region
Sri NagarajRao
ASP Sub Dn Sirsi (NK Region)
B’lore Region/SK Region
Sri M M Hiremath
ASP Hubli (NK Region)
B’lore Region

Thanking you madam,

                                                                                               Yours sincerely

 Circle Secretary AIA IPASP
                                                                                             Karnataka Circle

Regularisation of Casual Labourers

To view please CLICK HERE. 

Decision of recasting-revised result of LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year update

Directorate vide letter dated 13th August, 2013 ordered to delete / drop the following questions from Paper-I and Paper-II of the PS Gr. B Examination for the year 2012 held on 3/6/2012 and also decided to evaluate the question papers accordingly and recast the result.




The following questions from Paper -II have already been deleted at the time of initial evaluation itself.