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Thursday, December 31, 2009

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AAO - PROMOTIONS - FLASH NEWS

HON'BLE MOC & MOSC HAVE CLEARED THE FILE ON MERGER OF ACCOUNTS
 
ALL AAO PROMOTED OFFICIALS ARE TO BE RELIEVED WITHIN THREE DAYS TO ASSUME CHARGE
 
GAZETTE NOTIFICATION ISSUED SHALL BE IMPLEMENTED IN LETTER AND SPIRIT
 
Hon'ble Minister of Communications as well as Minister of State have cleared the crucial file regarding Merger of Accounts cadres of P & T, with clear cut instructions to all concerned Authority to comply with them in respect of the following three items:

 

1.      All information sought by the Steering Group for Merger may be supplied by  Officers of any rank in the Departments of Posts & Telecom

2.      All promoted officials (465 waitlisted officials) may be relieved within Three Days time enabling them  to assume charge and

3.      Gazette Notification issued by the DOT to be implemented true to its letter and spirit.

 
Now the position is specific and categorical. Now, it has become our duty to give final touch to this hard won product of struggle by accepting the Provisional offer of promotion immediately and ready to undergo the proposed Training/Promotion.

 

It is, therefore, requested that all qualified officials may approach their concerned CCA, DOT and accept the offer of Promotion as per the Pro forma enclosed therein. This need not be confused with the question of Relieving order to be issued by DOP which will follow soon.
 
As per the Promotional Orders issued, even those officials who have earlier passed IPO exam and jointed as IPO or promoted ASP also are included. Therefore there is no problem for them too appear before the Controller in DOT in order to accept the promotional offer.
 

--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Thursday, December 24, 2009

ORDERS ON REVISION OF WAGE STRUCTURE OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

DIRECTORATE ORDER ISSUED ON REVISION OF WAGE STRUCTURE OF GDS

 

EXISTING INCUMBENT BPMs SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE REPLACEMENT TRCA SLABS CORRESPONDING TO THE PRE-REVISED TRCA

 

NEW TRCA SLAB CORRESPONDING TO 87.5 POINTS; 112.5 POINTS; & 125 POINTS HAS TO BE ASSESSED AFRESH WITH REFERENCE TO THE WORKLOAD

 

THE WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT WILL NATURALLY BE MADE AS PER THE ORDERS OF DIRECTORATE DATED 15/12/2009 STIPULATING 20,000/- CASH HANDLING IN A MONTH IS 1 POINT – THIS WILL REDUCE THE POINTS OF WORKLOAD IN MANY PLACES

 

THOSE WHO ARE IN PLACES WITH 75 POINTS AND GOT EQUIVALENT TRCA SLAB OF Rs. 2745-50-4245 AND THOSE WHO ARE AT 100 POINTS AND GOT THE TRCA SLAB OF 3660-70-5760 WILL NOT FACE ANY REDUCTION OF WAGES. BUT IF THOSE WHO ARE ASSESSED WITH BELOW 100 POINTS ARE PLACED IN 3200-60-5000 SLAB, THEY WILL FACE REDUCTION OF WAGES. IF SOME ARE ASSESSED WITH 112.5 OR 125 POINTS, THEY WILL GET THE HIGHER SLAB OF 4115-75-6365 AND 4575-85-7125. HOWEVER, WITH THE HARSH REVISION OF NORMS FOR CASH HANDLING AS PER 15/12/2009 ORDERS, IT IS AFRAID THAT WORKLOAD WILL BE ASSESSES LESS ONLY.

 

AIPEDEU CHQ HAS ALREADY WRITTEN TO DEPARTMENT OPPOSING THE ARBITRARY FIXATION OF NORMS @ 20,000/- CASH FOR 1 POINT. IT HAS ALSO OPPOSED THE EXCLUSION OF CASH REMITTANCES WITH THE ACCOUNT OFFICES FROM COMPUTING POINTS OF WORK LOAD. NFPE ALSO OPPOSES THE UNILATERAL FIXATION OF WORK NORMS FOR CASH HANDLING WITHOUT ANY DISCUSSION WITH THE GDS UNION OR BY IGNORING THE VIEW POINTS OF GDS UNION AND FEDERATIONS BEFORE THE GOPINATH COMMITTEE ON THIS ISSUE.

 

NFPE ENDORSES THE CALL GIVEN BY THE GDS UNION CWC MEETING HELD AT JAMNAGAR FOR:

 

  1. Holding of divisional level conventions in December 2009.
  2. Intensive demonstration/Hunger fast on 20-1-2010 at all levels.
  3. Holding of State level conventions in January – February 2010.
  4. National level Convention / Conference in February – March 2010.

 

NFPE CALLS UPON THE ENTIRETY OF POSTAL REGULAR EMPLOYEES TO EXTEND TOTAL SUPPORT TO THE ABOVE CALL OF THE GDS UNION CHQ AND MAKE THE PROGRAMMES A RESOUNDING SUCCESS.

 

COPY OF ORDER OF DIRECTORATE ON REVISION OF WAGE STRUCTURE OF GDS IS REPRODUCED BELOW:

 

No.6-1/2009-P.E.II

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

(Establishment Division)

 

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg

New Delhi – 110001

Dated: 10 December, 2009 

 

All Chief Postmasters General

 

Sub: Implementation of Recommendations of Shri R.S.Nataraja Murti Committee – Revision of Wage Structure of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

 

This has the reference to this Directorate Order of even number dated 09th October 2009 on the subject cited above.

 

2. It is clarified that the existing incumbents may be placed in the replacement TRCA slabs corresponding to the pre-revised TRCA. New TRCA slab corresponding to 87.5 Points, 112.5 Points and up to 125 Points in r/o GDS Branch Postmasters has to be assessed a fresh with reference to the workload.

 

Sd/-

(Surender Kumar)

Assistant Director General (GDS / PCC)

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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

CASUAL LABOURERS REVISION OF WAGES MAY BE DELAYED FOR SOME MORE TIME

NFPE WROTE ONE MORE LETTER ON REVISION OF WAGES TO FULL TIME / PART TIME CASUAL LABOURERS / CONTINGENT TODAY AND DISCUSSED THE ISSUE IN DIRECTORATE
 
THE LETTER WRITTEN TODAY IS REPRODUCED BELOW BUT INDICATIONS ARE THAT SINCE THE ISSUE HAS TO GO TO MOF FOR APPROVAL, IT MAY BE DELAYED FOR SOME MORE TIME:
 
LETTER OF NFPE DATED TODAY:
 

PF-50 (c)/2009                                               Dated 24th December 2009

 

To

 

Shri.A.K.Sharma

Deputy Director General [Estt]

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan

New Delhi – 110001

 

Sub: Undue delay in issue of orders for revised wages to Casual labourers – reg.

 

Sir,

 

This Federation is constrained to bring to your kind notice that there has been inordinate delay in directorate issuing orders for payment of revised wages to Full Time Casual labourers and Part Time Contingent on the basis of the minimum wage of the Group D employees after 6th CPC.

 

There are standard orders for payment wages to casual labourers engaged and after each pay commission revising the wages of Group D employees, the wages of all kinds of casual labourers are suitably revised on the basis of the minimum pay in the pay scale of regularly employed workers in the corresponding cadre without increment. It is most unfortunate that even the dearness allowance instalments granted to regular employees are not being granted to these sections. We are enclosing Photostat copies of some of such orders issued by the Department of Posts in the past for ready reference.

 

The inordinate delay this time is causing extreme concern amongst all the sections of casual labourers in the Department of Posts. We request that necessary orders may kindly be caused to be issued, at least before the end of this year.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sd/- 

[K.Ragavendran]

Secretary General

Encl: As above



--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

UNJUSTIFIED REVISION OF NORMS FOR CASH HANDLING FOR BPMs -

DIRECTORATE HAS REVISED THE NORMS FOR CASH HANDLING FOR WORK LOAD ASSESSMENT OF BPMs IN A MOST UNJUSTIFIED AND ARBITRARY MANNER
 
FROM 1 POINT FOR EVERY 1000/- CASH TRANSACTIONS IN A MONTH HAS BEEN TIGHTENED INTO 1 POINT FOR EVERY 20,000/- CASH TRANSACTIONS IN A MONTH
 
NFPE AND GDS UNION HAVE DEMANDED REVISION OF NORMS IN A JUSTIFIED MANNER BEORE THE GOPINATH COMMITTEE AND TO THE DEPARTMENT - GOPINATH COMMITTEE ALSO RECOMMENDED ONLY 1 POINT FOR EVERY 10,000/- CASH TRANSACTION IN A MONTH - BUT NOT ACCEPTED BY GOVERNMENT
 
THIS UNJUSTIFIED REVISION OF NORMS WOULD RESULT IN REDUCTION OF WORKLOAD IN CALCULATION AND WOULD DENY HIGHER TRCA FOR BPMs DESPITE INCREASED WORKLOAD IN MANY PLACES DUE TO NEW WORK / SERVICES - THE GDS UNIONS / STAFF SIDE WILL OPPOSE THIS UNJUSTIFIED & UNILATERAL / UNSCIENTIFIC REVISION OF NORMS.
 
THE ORDERS ISSUED BY THE DIRECTORATE IS REPRODUCED BELOW:
 
No.14-6/87-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(PAP Section)
Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 15 December 2009
 
All Chief Postmasters General
Postmasters General
All General Managers (Finance)/
Director of Accounts (Postal)
 
Sub: Revision of Norm for cash handling for work load assessment of Branch Postmaster.
 
I am directed to invite your kind attention to Para 2(b) of Directorate letter No.14-6/87-PAP dated 15.7.87, wherein the norms for fixation of the work load of the Branch Postmaster in Point system was communicated.
 
2. As per the above letter,, the norm for cash transactions was fixed as " 1 Point for every Rs.1000 cash transactions in a month".
 
3. The Department has undertaken a work study for fixing the norms for cash handling by the Branch Postmasters. The IWSU of the Directorate has recommended for fixing the norms for cash handling by Branch Postmasters as Rs.20000/- per month for earning one point of work load. The Competent authority in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing after careful examination, has accepted the recommendations of the internal Work Study Unit of the Department. Consequently, the existing norm for cash handling for the Branch Postmasters is revised as " 1 Point for every Rs.20000/- cash transactions in a month" in supersession of the earlier order communicated vide letter No.14-6/87-PAP dated 15.7.87.
 
4. The cash handled on account of Money Order issue/payment, Savings Bank/RS deposits/withdrawals, RPLI collections/Bill collection and Bill Payments will constitute the items of cash handling. The remittances received from Account Office or sent to Account Office shall be excluded while computing the cash handling.
 
5. The above revised norm will apply with immediate effect.
 
6. The Heads of the Circles will please bring the contents of this letter to the notice of all concerned and ensure scrupulous observance of the revised norm.
 
7. This issues in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing vide Note dated 10.9.2008.
 
Sd/-
(Surender Kumar)
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)
 


--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

NFPE URGES FOR DIRECTORATE INSTRUCTIONS TO RELIEVE AAOs ON PROVISIONAL PROMOTION

NFPE HAS URGED THE SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS TO CAUSE ORDERS FOR RELIEVING ALL JAO QUALIFIED OFFICIALS BEFORE 30/12/2009 TO JOIN AS AAOs ON PROVISIONAL PROMOTION AS PER THE ORDERS ISSUED BY THE DOT ON 21/12/2009
 
NFPE HAS REQUESTED FOR IMPARTING TRAINING TO ERSTWHILE GROUP D PROMOTED AS POSTMEN OR PA/SA AFTER 1.1.2006 BUT BEFORE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 6th CPC RECOMMENATIONS FOR FACILITATING GRANT OF 1800 GRADE PAY
 
BOTH THE LETTERS ADDRESSED TO SECRETARY BY NAME WITH THE LETTER ON AAO PROMOTION THROUGH FAX TOO ARE REPRODUCED BELOW:
 

FAX / LETTER ON AAO PROMOTION

 

PF-64/2009          Dated 23rd December 2009

 

 

To

 

Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy

Secretary

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan

New Delhi – 110001

 

Sub: Request for causing orders for reliving AAO promotees before 30/12/2009 – regarding.

 

Madam,

 

Kindly recall to your mind the discussions we had with you during the informal meeting granted by you on 17th December, 2009 about causing at least adhoc  promotion to JAO waitlisted candidates as AAOs before 31/12/2009 to save huge monetary loss and delay in future promotional benefits to them.

 

The DoT has now issued orders vide No.27-7/2009 – SEA II dated 21/12/2009 offering provisional appointment in the cadre of AAOs to 465 waitlisted JAO qualified officials of Postal Department. These officials are given the chance of promotion w.e.f. 30/12/2009 and this will help all these promotees to gain their promotion immediately as well as saving their next increment on 1/7/2010 besides will go into reckoning for their further promotion based upon the cut off date 31st December.

 

This Federation reiterates that pending a final decision on cadre controlling authority by the Government of India, orders may kindly be caused to all circles to relieve the officials before 30/12/2009 to take charge as provisionally appointed AAO and then undergo training. We also would like to emphasis that any delay in their joining before 30/12/2009 would bring out heavy financial loss to all these officials.

 

This Federation therefore once again requests you to take a judicial view on this matter to ensure the relief of all the officials offered provisional promotion as AAOs before 30/12/2009.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sd/-

[K.Ragavendran]

Secretary General

 

 

LETTER ON TRAINING TO ERSTWHILE GROUP D PROMOTED AS POSTMEN / PA / SA

 

PF- 14/2009 Dated 23rd December 2009

 

To

 

Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy

Secretary

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan

New Delhi – 110001

 

Sub: Request for imparting training to non-matriculate Group D employees promoted to Postman or PA/SA Cadres after 1.1.2006 – reg.

 

Madam,

 

The Non-Matriculate Group D employees promoted to Postmen Cadre or PA/SA Cadre on or after 1.1.2006 but before the implementation of 6th CPC pay scales are being denied 1800/- GP from 1.1.2006 for the duration of their Group D employment on the grounds that they were not being imparted with the required training. No action is also being taken in such cases to impart the same training as like other non-matriculate Group D staff.

 

This Federation therefore requests your kind intervention to cause to issue instructions to arrange for imparting the same training to such promoted non-matriculate officials also and grant 1800/- GP from 1.1.2006 to their date of promotion.

 

This Federation would highly appreciate your early action.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sd/-

[K.Ragavendran]

Secretary General

 


--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

DOPT NEW ORDERS ON POSTING HUSBAND AND WIFE IN SAME STATION

DOPT HAS ISSUED NEW ORDERS ON POSTING HUSBAND AND WIFE IN SAME STATION
 
TO ENABLE THE FAMILY TO LEAD A NORMAL LIFE AS ALSO TO ENSURE EDUCATION AND WELFARE OF THE CHILDREN AND IN THE CONTEXT OF EFFORTS TO INCREASE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT JOBS THE GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED TO CONVERT THE EXISTING GUIDELINES INTO MADATORY PROVISIONS
 
DECIDED TO MANDATORILY POST IN THE SAME STATION BOTH HUSBAND AND WIFE IF VACANCIES ARE AVAILABLE
 
CHILD CARE LEAVE IS ADMISSIBLE TILL CHILDREN ATTAIN 18 YEARS OF AGE AND ON SAME LINES THE O.M. ON POSTING OF SPOUSE IN SAME STATION IS ALSO AMENDED IN ORDER TO FACILITATE SUCH POSTING ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE HAVING CHILDREN BELOW 18 YEARS AGE
 
THE NEW ORDERS COVERS EXTENSIVELY OF SPOUSES WORKING IN VARIOUS SERVICES IS REPRODUCED BELOW:
 

F.NO.28034/9/2009-Estt.(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block,

New Delhi,

Dated the 30th September, 2009.

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Posting of husband and wife at the same station.

*******

In view of the utmost importance attached to the enhancement of women's status in all walks of life and to enable them to lead a normal family

life as also to ensure the education and welfare of the ·children, guidelines were issued by DOP&T in O.M No. 28034/7/86-Estt.(A) dated 3.4.86 and No.28034/2/97-Estt.(A) dated 12.6.97 for posting of husband and wife who are in Government service, at the same station. Department had on 23.8.2004 issued instructions to all Mins.lDeptts. to follow the above guidelines in letter and spirit.

2. In the context of the need to make concerted efforts to increase representation of women in Central Government jobs, these guidelines have

been reviewed to see whether the instructions could be made mandatory. It has been decided that when both spouses are in same Central Service or working in same Deptt. and if posts are available, they may mandatorily be posted at the same station. It is also necessary to make the provisions at Paras 3(iv) and (vi) of the a.M. dated 3.4.86 stronger as it is not always necessary that the service to which the spouse with longer service belongs has adequate number of posts and posting to the nearest station by either of the Department may become necessary.

3. On the basis of the 6

th CPC Report, Govt. servants have already been allowed the facility of Child Care Leave which is admissible till the children attain 18 years of age. On similar lines, provisions of a.M. dated 12.6.97 have been amended.

4. The onsolidated guidelines will now be as follows:

(i) Where the spouses belong to the same All India Service or two of the All India Services, namely lAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service (Group 'A');

The spouse may be transferred to the same cadre by providing for a cadre transfer of one spouse to the Cadre of the other

spouse, on the request of the member of service subject to the member of service not being posted under this process to

his/her home cadre. Postings within the Cadre will, of course, fall within the purview of the State Govt.

(ii) Where one spouse belongs to one of the All India Services and the other spouse belongs' to one of the Central Services:-

The cadre controlling authority of the Central Service may post the officer to the station or if there is no post in that station, to the State where the other spouse belonging to the All India service is posted.

(iii) Where the spouses belong to the same Central Service:

The Cadre controlling authority may post the spouses to the same station.

(iv) Where the spouse belongs to one Central Service and the other spouse belongs to another Central Service:-

The spouse with the longer service at a station may apply to his/her appropriate cadre controlling authority and the said

authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists. In case that authority, after consideration of the request, is not in a position to accede to the request, on the basis of non-availability of vacant post, the spouse with lesser service may apply to the appropriate cadre authority accordingly, and that authority will consider such requests for posting the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists.

(v) Where one spouse belongs to an All India Service and the other spouse belongs to a Public Sector Undertaking:

The spouse employed under the Public Sector Undertaking may apply to the competent authority and said authority may

post the said officer to the station, or if there is no post under the PSU in that station, to the State where the other spouse is

posted.

(vi) Where one spouse belongs to a Central Service and the other spouse belongs to a PSU:-

The spouse employed under the PSU 'may apply to the competent authority and the said authority may post the officer to the station or if there is no post under the PSU in that station, to the station nearest to the station where the other spouse is posted. If, however, the request cannot be granted because the PSU has no post in the said station, then the spouse belonging to the Central Service may apply to the appropriate cadre controlling authority and the said authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station, to the station nearest to the station where the spouse employed under PSU is posted.

(vii) Where one spouse is employed under the Central Govt. and the other spouse is employed under the state Govt.:-

The spouse employed under the Central Govt. may apply to the competent authority and the competent authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the State where the other spouse is posted.

(viii) "The husband

& wife, if working in the same Department and if the required level of post is available, should invariably be posted together in order to enable them to lead a normal family life and look after the welfare of their children especially till the children attain 18 years of age. This will not apply on appointment under the central Staffing Scheme. Where only wife is a Govt. servant, the above concessions would be applicable to the Govt. servant.

5. Complaints are sometimes received that even if posts are available in the station of posting of the spouse, the administrative authorities do not

accommodate the employees citing administrative reasons. In all such cases, the cadre controlling authority should strive to post the employee at the station of the spouse and in case of inability to do so, specific reasons, therefor, may be communicated to the employee.

6. Although, normal channels of representations/complaints redressal mechanism exist in the Min.lDeptts., added safeguards to prevent noncompliance may be provided by ensuring that the complaints against nonadherence to the instructions are be decided by the authorities at least one level above the authorities which took the original decision when they are below the level of secretary to the Govt. of India/Head of the PSU concerned

and all such representations are considered and disposed off in time bound manner.

7. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-

(C.B.Paliwal)

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

 
 


--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Monday, December 21, 2009

465 JAO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES PROMOTED AS AAOs - ORDERS TODAY - NEWS FLASH

465 JAO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE OFFERED PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT AS AAOs
 
PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT IS OFFERED W.E.F. 30th DECEMBER OR FROM THE DATE OF ASSUMPTION OF CHARGE WHICHEVER IS LATER
 
CANDIDATES ARE TO REPORT BEFORE THE CONTROLLER OF COMMUNICATION ACCOUNTS IN RESPECTIVE CIRCLE OFFICES FOR TRAINING BEFORE 30th DECEMBER 2009
 
CANDIDATES HAVE TO SUBMIT AN UNDERTAKING ACCEPTING THE OFFER UNCONDITIONALLY
 
NFPE CONGRATULATES ALL CANDIDATES ON THEIR PROMOTION
 
FULL TEXT OT THE ORDERS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKINGTHE LINK OF DOT BELOW:
 
http://www.dot.gov.in/SEA/sea1_21.12.2009.pdf
--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

CONFEDERATION WRITES TO HON'BLE MOC&IT AND DOPT ON ISSUES TAKEN BY US

CONFEDERATION PRESIDENT COMRADE S.K.VYAS HAS WRITEEN TO HON'BLE MOC&IT ON RENT FREE TELEPHONE TO ERSTWHILE P&T PENSIONERS
CONFEDERATION PRESIDENT HAS ALSO WRITTEN TO DOPT SECRETARY ON RESTRICTION OF OFFICIATING PAY UNDER FR-35 IN CASE OF PROMOTION NOT ON REGULAR BASIS
COPIES OF BOTH LETTERS ARE REPRODUCED BELOW:


CONFEDERATION WRITES TO HON'BLE MOC&IT

Rent Free Telephone to Postal Wing Pensioners of erstwhile Post & Telegraph Department

It has been learnt that Hon'ble High Court of Delhi has in a judgment had directed that the Rent Free Telephone facility may also be provided to Pensioners of Postal Wing who retired from the erst while Post&Telecommunication Department.

Orders in compliance of the above directions have, it appears, not been issued and therefore the above facility has not been provided to thus pensioners who retired from the P&T Department.

This may kindly be looked into and appropriate orders may be caused to be issued.

Sd/-

S.K.Vyas

President

CONFEDERATION WRITES TO DOPT SECRETARY

Restriction of officiating Pay under FR35 in case of promotions not on regular basis

Ref: Your O.M.No.18/7/98-Estt (Pay-I) dated 5.12.98

I may bring to your kind notice the orders issued vide your OM dated 5.12.1998 cited above. From this it is learnt that as and when the pay scale of Central Government Employees are revised on the basis of recommendations of any Central Pay Commissions the revised ceilings for restricting the officiating pay of employees promoted not on regular basis under FR35 are also revised.

So far such orders consequent upon the revision of Pay Scale on the basis of recommendations of VI CPC have not been issued and therefore the obsolete ceilings prescribed under your OM dated 5.12.1998 are being applied.

I, therefore, request that orders prescribing such ceiling for restricting the officiating Pay of employees promoted not on regular basis on or after 1.1.2006 may kindly be revised.

Sd/-

[S.K.Vyas]

President


--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

Thursday, December 17, 2009

INFORMAL MEETING WITH THE SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS - HIGHLIGHTS

NFPE DELEGATION MET THE SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS TODAY
 
Secretary [P] granted an informal meeting today to NFPE - A Delegation of NFPE consisting of Comrades K.Ragavendran Secretary General NFPE, K.V.Sridharan General Secretar P3, Ishwar Singh Dabas General Secretary P4 and Giriraj Singh General Secretary R3 met the Secretary Department of Posts and discussed the undermentioned important issues during the meeting - We thanked the Secretary [P] for relaxing the composition of the Screening Committee by accepting our demand :
 
1. Adhoc Promotion to all AAOs before 31.12.2009: Adhoc Promotion to all AAOs before 31st Demcember to protect them against the financial loss of postponement of increment and future promotions is discussed with the Secretary by giving a letter - Secretary [P] informed us that the process for promoting them aginst the vancant posts in DOP is on way - We requested that since hundreds of posts are vacant only in Telecom side, without promoting the officials at least on ad-hoc basis pending a final decision on the issue of cadre control by the Government of India, benefit will be denied to hundreds of AAO waitlisted officials for years together - We insisted for doing something in this line before 31/12/2009. The letter from NFPE in this issue is reproduced at the end of this blog.
 
2. Constitution of Cadre Restructuring Committee in Department of Posts: We pointed out that in addition to Income Tax Department, the Department of Railways also constituted a Committee for Cadre Restructuring consisting of both Official and Staff Side representatives and requested for constitution of similar Cadre Restructruring Committee in Department of Posts also. The Secretary [P] agreed to favourably consider the proposal. The letter given on this issue is reproduced below.
 
3. Holding of Departmental Council JCM - Anomaly Committee - & - Periodical Meeting: We requested for convening of the above meetings early and the Secretary agreed for the same. 
 
4. Implementation of MACP Conditions prospectively: We have requested for giving effect to the conditions like postponement of MACP for declining promotion and benchmark 'good' for MACP above 2800/- Grade pay only prospectively since we are just now coming under the ACP Scheme from TBOP/BCR Scheme.  
 
5. Modification in MACP Orders: We reminded that the corrections with regard to change of Pay Band from PB-1 to PB-2 while granted financial upgradation from 2800/- GP to 4200/- GP etc for Group C employees are yet to be carried out in the MACP Orders issued by the DoP. The letter given in this matter is also reproduced below.
 
6. Attempt to shift Headquarters of RMS Divisions in Maharashtra & Punjab: We pointed out the attempts to shift the headquarters of RMS Divisions in some circles against the decision of status-quo arrived at on 30/11/2009 in the negotiations between the Secretary [P] and Postal JCA. Secretary [P] assured that status quo will be maintained.
 
In addition to the above issues, NFPE also submitted letters on the following issues to Secretary [P] and DDG[Estt]:
 
1. Request for supply of the copy of Pact entered into with ICICI Prudential by the Department of Posts
 
2. Request for early issue of orders for revision of wages to part time contingent and DRM workers
 
3.  Grant of Officiating HSG-I Pay to BCR Officials
 
4. Regularization of Casual, Contingent Employees in Andhra Circle –Consideration of pending appeals in Directorate
 
5. Non-implementation of Directorate Orders in RMS 'BM' Division under Goa Region of Maharashtra Circle on providing full time employment
 
Copy of Letters from NFPE on all the above issues are reproduced below for information:
 

Sub: Promotion as AAOs before the end of December 2009 for protecting the interests of waitlisted JAOs and consequential promotions – reg.

PF-64/2009 Dated 16th December 2009

 

Madam,

 

Please refer to the orders of merger of Accounts of DOP and DOT vide Ministry of Communications Department of Posts No. 2-9/2009-SPG dated 28.08.2009 issued after the Gazette Notification. The merger of Accounts has thus been accomplished.

 

However, we find that the processing of promotions of all wait listed JAOs [renamed as AAOs] are stalemated with all consequential promotions for hundreds of officials also stopped. We recall to your mind the discussions this Federation had with you earlier on the issue of promotion to JAOs during which you have assured that you will not stand in the way of their promotion as there is no problem anymore for filling up the resultant vacancies due to lifting of Screening Committee by the MOF. Now, we find that the whole process of getting their promotions is not progressing over the problem of cadre controlling authority once again.

 

We are constrained to point out that the delay beyond 31st December 2009 would bring heavy financial loss to the officials since their future promotions to higher cadres as well as their annual increments would be delayed by one year. We therefore request you to kindly cause necessary instructions to all Circles to complete the processing immediately to ensure the promotions before 31st December at least on ad-hoc basis to be regularised subsequently on finalisation of Recruitment Rules, pending a final decision by the Government of India on the matter of cadre controlling authority.

 

This Federation would be highly thankful for your favourable decision in this matter.

 

Sub: Constitution of Cadre Restructuring Committee – reg.

Ref: This Federation letter No. PF-11(c)/2009 Dated 28.09.2009

PF-11(c) /2009 Dated 15th December 2009

 

Madam,

 

Kindly refer to the minutes of the meeting held by you with this Federation and its affiliated unions / associations on 13.01.2009 in which the issue of Cadre Restructuring in the Department of Posts was also discussed and also this Federation's letter of even number dated 28.09.2009 requesting for the constitution of a Cadre Restructuring Committee.

 

We point out that following the Income Tax Department, now the Department of Railways has constituted a Cadre Restructuring Committee consisting of both Official and Staff Side Members of Railways vide Railway Board No.PC-VI/2008/CRC/1 dated 9/11/2009 for considering the cadre review issue of Railway Employees.

 

The promotional avenue of all erstwhile Group 'C' & 'D' Cadres in our Department of Posts is very little in comparison to other departments of Government of India but still the other departments have constituted Cadre Restructuring Committees after the 6th CPC  for propelling further the promotional avenue of their cadres.

 

This Federation once again urges upon you to kindly cause to issue necessary orders for constituting similar Cadre Restructuring Committee consisting of both Official and Staff Side representatives to go into the proposals already submitted by us.

 

Sub: Request for holding of meetings of JCM Departmental Council, Departmental Anomaly Committee and Periodical Meeting – regarding.

PF-04(a)/2009 Dated 16th December 2009

 

This Federation would like to seek your personal attention that no meeting of JCM Departmental Council and Periodical Meeting have been held for a very long time. Even the Departmental Anomaly Committee constituted for dealing with the anomalies arising out of implementation of 6th CPC recommendations has been convened.

 

We hope you would definitely agree that holding of discussions in such negotiating bodies periodically would help building confidence in the process of amicable solutions of problems of staff.

 

This Federation therefore requests your personal intervention for causing orders to convene these meetings without further delay.

 

Sub: Application of MACP Conditions prospectively – reg.

PF-31/2009  Dated 16th December 2009

 

Madam,

 

This Federation would appreciate your kind intervention for causing instructions to apply the conditions attached with the MACP orders only prospectively, at least on the following two issues to ensure financial upgradation to officials:

 

  1. Past declination of any promotion to LSG or HSG-II by officials should be ignored and the condition in the MACP orders that declining promotion would delay the grant of MACP until the acceptance of the declined promotion should be applied only prospectively. This is to benefit the officials who declined their promotion for certain reasons before introduction of MACP Scheme.
  2. The benchmark 'good' stipulated for upgradation to Grade Pay 4200/- and above under MACP Scheme also should be waived for the years prior to introduction of MACP Scheme. This is so because there is a blind habit of giving 'average' without understanding its adverse effect on officials while writing CRs in the Department of Posts and also the absence of statutory automatic review of CRs of officials by higher authorities as in other CG Departments. Until introduction of this system of automatic revision of CRs to undo any blind CR writing, the benchmark 'good' may kindly be not insisted for grant of upgradations under MACP.

 These two concessions would protect thousands of Postal Employees from deprivation of their Modified ACP upgradations in the background of switching over from TBOP/BCR Scheme to MACP Scheme.

 

This Federation would highly appreciate your favourable decision in this important matter.

 

Sub: Request for early issue of corrigendum to the MACP Orders – reg.

Ref: This Federation's letter No. PF-31/2009 Dated 24.09.2009

PF-31/2009 Dated 12th December 2009

 

Madam,

 

A reference is kindly drawn to this Federation's letter dated 24th September 2009 seeking some corrections in the MACP Orders. While we thank for the correction carried out and corrigendum issued with date of effect of MACP as 1/9/2008, the other corrections sought vide Point No.2 to Point No.5 in our letter cited under reference is yet to be issued.. [Copy supplied for ready reference]

 

This Federation requests early issue of corrigendum.

 

Sub: Request for supply of the copy of Pact entered into with ICICI Prudential by the Department of Posts – reg.

Ref: Newspaper material

PF-66/2009     Dated 16th December 2009

 

This Federation requests for the supply of a copy of the full pact entered into with the ICICI Prudential by the Department of Posts.

 

Sub: Request for early issue of orders for revision of wages to part time contingent and DRM workers – reg.

PF-50 (c)/2009 Dated 16th December 2009

 

This Federation hastens to point out that the issue of orders for revision of wages to part time and contingent and DRM [Daily rated Mazdoors] are still to be issued. The mention by the Directorate in the orders issued for Temporary Status Casual labourers that a separate order will be issued for these categories has resulted even in non inclusion of Dearness Allowance also since 1.1.2006.

 

We therefore once again request for immediate release of orders in this matter.

 

Sub: Grant of Officiating HSG-I Pay to BCR Officials – reg.

PF-19/2009 Dated 16th December 2009

 

This Federation is constrained to seek your kind attention to the earlier representations from the Staff Side for grant of officiating HSG-I Pay to BCR officials, which was denied on the grounds that this is not contemplated in the RR despite the fact that BCR was considered as a promotion and hence equivalent to HSG-II for long until the Department of Posts unilaterally revised the concept of promotion into financial upgradation.

 

However this issue went to different courts and ultimately the SLP filed by the Department of Posts in the Apex Court also was dismissed in favour of BCR officials who officiated in HSG-I vacancies making way for payment of Officiating HSG-I Pay to BCR Officials who officiated in such vacancies including fixation of higher pension quantum based on the officiating pay prior to retirement.

 

This Federation therefore requests for early issue of orders for grant of Officiating Pay in HSG-I for all those BCR officials who officiated and fixation of higher pension for those officials who retired after officiating in HSG-I vacancies in the backdrop of the dismissal of SLP by the Supreme Court.

 

Sub- Regularization of Casual, Contingent Employees in Andhra Circle –Consideration of pending appeals in Directorate - reg

Ref: DOPT orders    

PF-67-1/2009 Dated 16th December 2009

               

Madam,

 

This Federation hastens to bring to your notice the issue of absorption of Casual employees working in RMS in Andhra circle, which was already discussed with the Secretary earlier.

 

In the RMS of Andhra Circle, a number of Casual, Contingent employees are working since 1990 onwards, but they are not being absorbed against the existing GDS/GROUP'D' vacancies on one plea or other. On this Federation's request in the year 2000, orders were issued to absorb them against the existing GDS vacancies by fixing a cut-off date by CPMG AP Circle. However the directions of Directorate were not implemented but certain clarifications were sought by the CPMG. The Postal Directorate issued clarifications on 14.02.2002 stating that those casual labourers who worked for 240 days in a year in the same post and sponsored through Employment Exchanges at the time of their recruitment are only eligible for absorption. Basing on that clarification the Chief PMG AP Circle rejected all the cases.

 

Aggrieved with the decision of the Chief PMG many casual labourers approached Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad and filed a number of cases. Hon'ble CAT in its judgement advised the Department to modify the clarifications as they are against the spirit of the original order issued on 29-12-2000 by the Postal Directorate. In accordance with the CAT order all those casual labourers preferred appeal to Member [P]. Those appeals are pending for final consideration at the Directorate.

 

In this connection we would like to draw your kind notice to the DOPT Orders issued after the recent judgement delivered by Hon'ble supreme court in the case of Umarani Vs Govt. of India in which the Hon'ble Apex Court has clearly directed to absorb all those casual employees who completed 10 years service in any post irrespective of the procedure followed at the time of their recruitment whether it is legal or illegal. [Copy enclosed for ready reference]

 

Therefore this Federation requests your personal intervention to cause to issue instructions to circulate the DOPT orders to all Circles and to cause instructions to the  Chief PMG AP Circle to absorb all the Casual/Contingent employees who are eligible as per the above judgement and DOPT Orders without insisting for those two conditions.

 

An early action and a line in reply will receive our high appreciation.

 

Sub: Non-implementation of Directorate Orders in RMS 'BM' Division under Goa Region of Maharashtra Circle on providing full time employment – reg.

Ref: Directorate Order No.6-56/92-PE-II/D Dated 16.11.2000.

PF-67-14/2009 Dated 16th December 2009

 

Madam,

 

This Federation hastens to bring to your notice that the orders of the Postal Directorate on granting full time employment to part time casual labourers has  not been implemented by the divisional administration of RMS 'BM' Division under Maharashtra Circle resulting in seven part time casual labourers recruited through Employment Exchanges have been denied of full time employment for years. The representations from aggrieved casuals and our Unions in Maharashtra Circle have not remedied the situation.

 

The Directorate had issued more than one order reiterating combining duties of part time casual labourers and vacant GDS posts to provide full time employment for the part time casual labourers. [ copies enclosed for ready reference]. This Federation has been appraised that the non-implementation of the above orders by the RMS BM Division that have resulted in seven part time casual labourers recruited 15 to 20 years back through Employment Exchanges are still unable to get full time employment as per the orders of the Postal Directorate.

 

This Federation would highly appreciate your personal intervention for causing appropriate instructions for offering full time employment to these part time casuals of RMS BM Division.

 

 

 



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K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE