PF-67-01/2009 Dated 01ST June 2009
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Payment of Salary through Bank / Cheque.
Ref: DG Posts Order No.2-1/2007-08-PA[Tech.I] / D-255-34 Dated 14.05.2009
This Federation is shocked to see that despite earlier denials by the Directorate that there was no instructions issued to compulsorily pay salary through cheques or direct credit, an order has been now issued directing to pay salary to all employees only through cheques or direct credit in any of the banks governed by the Reserve Bank of India regulations. The decision of the Department is definitely in contravention of the instructions issued by the MOF earlier.
It is shocking to see that the option for PO SB Account is also not considered by the Department and no consultations whatsoever was preferred with the staff side. It is very painful that the unilateralism on taking decisions by the Directorate is continued. Difficulties to be faced by the employees working and living in rural and semi-urban areas also have been ignored while taking such decisions.
It is requested that the option may be left to the individual employee concerned. It is also requested that pending a discussion with the staff side, the orders issued as above may kindly be caused to be kept in abeyance.
A favourable action and a line in reply would receive our high appreciation.
Secretary General NFPE