JCM SUBJECT DISCUSSED ON 16.12.2014
Eligibility of SB Allowance of SB qualified officials
The eligibility for appearing for the SB Aptitude test is reduced from 5 years to one year vide SB order No. 16/2011 dated 23.08.2011. The principal SB order No. 26/89 issued vide DG Posts letter No. 2-3/86-SB dated 27.04.1989, it is prescribed that the SB Allowance will be admissible only to those Postal Assistants who are selected to be posted in SB Branch having at least 5 years of service with good record and pass in the aptitude test/such other test as may be prescribed and the allowance will be paid for the period they actually work in the SB Branch.
Subsequently vide SB order No. 16/2011 issued vide Directorate letter No. 113-07/2010-SB dated 23.08.2011, the eligibility for appearing in the SB Aptitude test is reduced to one year and many young Postal Assistants are now qualified and they are denied for grant of SB Allowance s the principal SB order No. 26/89 requires a revision in consonance with the subsequent SB order No. 16/2011.
Hence it is requested to cause suitable clarification allowing the drawal of SB Allowance to the officials qualified irrespective of their service and render justice at the earliest.
Agreed. It is under process in consultation with IFW.