Thursday, May 28, 2009

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees.

No.22-1/2009-PE.I(PCC)
Government of India
Minister of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001

Dated: 26th May 2009
To

1.The Secretary General,
NFPE, 1st floor, North Avenue PO Building,
New Delhi – 110001

2. The Secretary General,
FNPO, T-24, Atul Grove Road,
New Delhi – 110001

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees.
Sir,

I am directed to refer to your joint letter No. Postal/ACP/2008 dated 19th September 2008 regarding acceptance of ACP Scheme for postal employees.

Your Federation has given consent to the introduction of 3 ACP Scheme to the postal employees presently covered by TBOP/BCR schemes. Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Deptt. of Personnel & Trg have issued OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated May 19, 2009, on the MACPS , (Copy enclosed). You are requested to go through the Scheme and its implications and confirm your consent for switching over the ACP Scheme for the employees of Department of Posts at the earliest. Preferably by 5th June 2009.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(L.Mohan Rao)
ADG (PCC)
Copy to: 1. All recognised Unions.
2. Director (SR)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DoP&T issued modified ACP Orders

IMMEDIATE

No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D)
Government of lndia
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi, the 19th May, 2009
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT: - MODIFlED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.

The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 6.1.15of its report, has recommended Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme(MACPS). As per the recommendations, financial upgradation will be available in the next higher grade pay whenever an employee has completed 12 years continuous service in the same grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations shall be given in the entire career, as was provided in the previous Scheme. The Scheme will also be available to all posts belonging to Group "A" whether isolated or not. However, organised Group "A" services will not be covered under the Scheme.

2. The Government has considered the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for introduction of a MACPS and has accepted the same with further modification to grant three financial upgradations under the MACPS at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service.

3. The Scheme would be known as "MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION.SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. This Scheme is in supersession of previous ACP Scheme and clarifications issued there under and shall be applicable to all regularly appointed Group "A", "B", and "C" Central Government Civilian Employees except officers of the Organised Group "A" Service. The status of Group "0" employees would cease on their completion of prescribed training, as recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and would be treated as Group "C" employees. Casual employees, including those granted 'temporary status' and employees appointed in the Government only on adhoc or contract basis shall not qualify for benefits under the aforesaid Scheme. The details of the MACP Scheme and conditions for grant of the financial upgradation under the Scheme are given in

Annexure-l.
4. An Screening Committee shall be constituted in each Department to consider the case for grant of financial upgradations uhder the MACP Scheme. The Screening Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and two members. The members of the Committee shall comprise officers holding posts which are at least one level above the grade in which the MACP is to be considered and not below the rank of Under Secretary equivalent in the Government. The Chairperson should generally be a grade above the members of the Committee.

5. The recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases where the Committee is constituted in the MinistrylDepartment or before the Head of the organisation/competent authority in other cases for approval.

6. ln order to prevent undue strain on the administrative machinery, the Screening Committee shall follow a time-schedule and meet twice in a financial year - preferably in the first week of January and first week of July of a year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half. Accordingly, 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.

7. However, to make the MACP Scheme operational, the Cadre Controlling Authorities shall constitute the first Screening Committee within a month from the date of issue of these instructions to consider the cases maturing upto 30th June, 2009 for grant of benefits under the MACPS.

8. ln so far as persons serving in The lndian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of lndia.

9. Any interpretation/clarification of doubt as to the scope and meaning of the provisions of the MACP Scheme shall be given by the Department of Personnel and Training (Establishment-D). The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. ln other words, financial upgradations as per the provisions of the earlier ACP Scheme (of August, 1999) would be granted till 31.08.2008.

10. No stepping up of pay in the pay band or grade pay would be admissible with.regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACP Scheme.

11. It is clarified that no past cases would be re-opened. Further, while implementing the MACP Scheme, the differences in pay scales on account of grant of financial upgradation under the old ACP Scheme (of August 1999) and under the MACP Scheme within the same cadre shall not be construed as an anomaly.
ANNEXURE -I
MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS)

There shall be three financial upgradation s under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years service respectively. Financial upgradation under the Scheme will be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade-pay.

2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Section 1 , Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Thus, the grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. ln such cases, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion.

3. The financial upgradation s under the MACPS would be admissible up-to the highest grade pay of Rs. 12000/ in the PB-4.

4. Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. To illustrate, in case a Government Servant joins as a direct recruit in the grade pay of Rs. 1900 in PB-l and he gets no promotion till completion of 10 years of service, he will be granted financial upgradation under MACPS in the next higher grade pay of Rs. 2000 and his pay will be fixed by granting him one
increment plus the difference of grade pay (i.e. Rs. 100). After availing financial upgradation under MACPS, if the Government servant gets his regular promotion in the hierarchy of his cadre, which is to the grade of Rs. 2400, on regular promotion, he will only be granted the difference of grade pay between Rs. 2000 and Rs. 2400. No additional increment win be granted at this stage.

6. Promotions earned/upgradation~ granted under the ACP Scheme in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales/upgradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradations under Modified ACPS.
ILLUSTRATION - 1

The pre-revised hierarchy (in ascending order) in a particular organization was as under:-

(a) A Government servant who was recruited in the hierarchy in the pre-revised pay scale Rs. 5000-8000 and who did not get a promotion even after 25 years of service prior to 1.1.2006,in his case as on 1.1.2006he would have got two financial upgradations under ACP to the next grades in the hierarchy of his organization, Le., to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500.

(b) Another Government servant recruited in the same hierarchy in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 5000-8000 has also completed about 25 years of service, but he got two promotions to the next higher grades of Rs. 5500-9000 & Rs. 6500-10500 during this period.

ln the case of both (a) and (b) above, the promotions/financial upgradations granted under ACP to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 prior to 1.1.2006will be ignored on account of merger of the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 recommended by the Sixth cpe. As per CCS (RP) Rules, both of them will be granted grade pay of Rs. 4200 in the pay band PB-2. After the implementation of MACPS, two financial upgradations will be granted both in the case of (a) and (b) above to the next higher grade pays of Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800 in the pay band PB-2.

6. ln the case of all the employees granted financial upgradations under ACPS till 01.01.2006,their revised pay will be fixed with reference to the pay scale granted to them under the ACPS.

6.1 ln the case of ACP upgradations granted between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008, the Government servant has the option under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 to have his pay fixed in the revised pay structure either (a) w.eJ. 01.01.2006 with reference to his prerevised scale as on 01.01.2006; or (b) w.eJ. the date of his financial upgradation under ACP with reference to the pre-revised scale granted under ACP. ln case of option (b), he shan be entitled to draw his arrears of pay only from the date of his option i.e. the date of financial upgradation under ACP.

6.2 ln cases where financial upgradation had been granted to Government servants in the next higher scale in the hierarchy of their cadre as per the provisions of the ACP Scheme of August, 1999, but whereas as a result of the implementation of Sixth CPe's recommendations, the next higher post in the hierarchy of the cadre has been upgraded by granting a higher grade pay, the pay of such employees in the revised pay structure will be fixed with reference to the higher grade pay granted to the post. To illustrate, in the case of Jr. Engineer in CPWD, who was granted ]"t ACP in his hierarchy to the grade of Asstt. Engineer in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 corresponding to the revised grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, he win now be granted grade pay of Rs4600 in the pay band PB-2 consequent upon upgradation of the post of Asstt. Enggs. ln CPWD by granting them the grade pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2 as a result of Sixth CPC's recommendation. However, from the date of implementation of the MACPS, all the financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade pays in pay bands as notified vide CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

7. With regard to flxation of his pay on grant of promotion/flnancial upgradation under MACP Scheme, a Government servant has an option under FR22 (1) (a) (1) to get his pay flxed in the higher post/ grade pay either from the date of his promotion/upgradation or from the date of his next increment viz. 1st July of the year. The pay and the date of increment would be flxed in accordance with clariflcation no.2 of Department of Expenditure's O.M. N0.1/1/2008-1Cdated 13.09.2008.
8. Promotions earned in the post carrying same grade pay in the promotional hierarchy as per Recruitment Rules shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

8.1 Consequent upon the implementation of Sixth CPe's recommendations, grade pay of Rs. 5400 is now in two pay bands viz., PB-2 and PB-3. The grade pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 and Rs.5400 in PB-3 shall be treated as separate grade pays for the purpose of grant of upgradations under MACP Scheme.

9. 'Regular service' for the purposes of the MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct recruitment basis or on absorption/re-employment basis. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. However, past continuous regular service in another Government Department in a post carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in a new Department, without a break, shall also be counted towards qualifying regular service for the purposes of MACPS only (and not for the regular promotions). However, beneflts under the MACPS in such cases shall not be considered till the satisfactory completion of the probation period in the new post.

10. Past service rendered by a Government employee in a State Government/statutory body/Autonomous body/Public Sector organisation, before appointment in the Government shall not be counted towards Regular Service.

11. 'Regular service' shall include all periods spent on deputation/foreign service, study leave and all other kind of leave, duly sanctioned by the competent authority.

12. The MACPS shall also be applicable to work charged employees, if their service conditions are comparable with the staff' of regular establishment.

13. Existing time-bound promotion scheme, including in-situ promotion scheme, Staff' Car Driver Scheme or any other kind of promotion scheme existing for a particular category of employees in a Ministry/Department or its offices, may continue to be operational for the concerned category of employees if it is decided by the concerned administrative authorities to retain such Schemes, after necessary consultations or they may switch-over to the MACPS. However, these Schemes shall not run concurrently with the MACPS. with the MACPS.

14. The MACPS is directly applicable only to Central Government Civilian employees.1t will not get automatically extended to employees of Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies under the administrative control of a Ministry/Department. Keeping in view the flnancial implications involved, a conscious decision in this regard shall have to be taken by the respective Governing Body/Board of Directors and the administrative Ministry concerned and where it is proposed to adopt the MACPS, prior concurrence of Ministry of Finance shall be obtained.

15. lf a financial upgradations under the MACPS is deferred and not allowed after 10 years in a grade pay, due to the reason of the employees being unfit or due to departmental proceedings, etc., this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation which would also get deferred to the extent of delay in grant of first financial upgradation.

16. On grant of financial upgradation under the Scheme, there shall be no change in the designation, classification or higher status. However, financial and certain other benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by an employee such as HBA, allotment of Government accommodation shall be permitted.
17. The financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of grade pay within the PB-1.Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS the benchmark of 'good' would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs. 6600/- in PB-3. The benchmark will be 'Very Good' for financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs. 7600 and above.

18. ln the matter of disciplinary/ penalty proceedings, grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules governing normal promotion. Such cases shall, therefore, be regulated under the provisions of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and instructions issued thereunder.

19. The MACPS contemplates merely placement on personal basis in the immediate higher Grade pay /grant of financial benefits only and shall not amount to actuallfunctional promotion of the employees concerned. Therefore, no reservation orders/roster shall apply to the MACPS, which shall extend its benefits uniformly to all eligible SC/ST employees also. However, the rules of reservation in promotion shall be ensured at the time of regular promotion. For this reason, it shall not be mandatory to associate members of SC/ST in the Screening Committee meant to consider cases for grant of financial upgradation under the Scheme.

20. Financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be purely personal to the employee and shall have no relevance to his seniority position. As such, there shall be no additional financial upgradation for the senior employees on the ground that the junior employee in the grade has got higher pay/grade pay under the MACPS.

21. Pay drawn in the pay band and the grade pay allowed under the MACPS shall be taken as the basis for determining the terminal benefits in respect of the retiring employee.

22. If Group "A" Government employee, who was not covered under the ACP Scheme has now become entitled to say third financial upgradation directly, having completed 30 year's regular service, his pay shall be fixed successively in next three immediate higher grade pays in the hierarchy of revised pay-bands and grade pays allowing the benefit of 3% pay fixation at every stage. Pay of persons becoming eligible for second financial upgradation may also be fixed accordingly.
23. ln case an employee is declared surplus in his/her organisation and appointed in the same pay-scale or lower scale of pay in the new organization, the regular service rendered by him/her in the previous organisation shall be counted towards the regular service in his/her new organisation for the purpose of giving nnancial upgradation under the MACPS.

24. ln case of an employee after getting promotion/ACP seeks unilateral transfer on a lower post or lower scale, he will be entitled only for second and third nnancial upgradations on completion of 20/30 years of regular service under the MACPS, as the case may be, from the date of his initial appointment to the post in the new organization.

25. lf a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a nnancial upgradation, no nnancial upgradation shall be allowed as such an employee has not been stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, nnancial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdraw the nnancial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further nnancial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and the second the next nnancial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal.

26. Cases of persons holding higher posts purely on adhoc basis shall also be considered by the Screening Committee alongwith others. They may be allowed the benent of nnancial upgradation on reversion to the lower post or if it is benencial vis-avis the pay drawn on adhoc basis.

27. Employees on deputation need not revert to the parent Department for availing the benent of nnancial upgradation under the MACPS. They may exercise a fresh option . to draw the pay in the pay band and the grade pay of the post held by them or the pay plus grade pay admissible to them under the MACPS, whichever is benencial.

28. ILLUSTRATIONS

lf a Government servant (tDC) in PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.1goo gets his nrst regular promotion (UDC) in the PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.2400 on completion of 8 years of service and then continues in the same Grade Pay for further 10 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for 2nd nnancial upgradation under the MACPS in the PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800 after completion of 18 years (8+10 years).

(ii) ln case he does not get any promotion thereafter, then he would get 3rd nnancial upgradation in the PB-ll in Grade Pay of Rs.4200 on completion of further 10 years of service i.e. after 28 years (8+10+10).

(iii) However, if he gets 2nd promotion after 5 years of further service in the pay PB-ll in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 (Asstt. Grade/Grade "C") i.e. on completion of 23 years (8+1O+5years) then he would get 3rd nnancial upgradation after completion of 30 years i.e. 10 years after the 2nd ACP in the PB-ll in the Grade Pay of Rs.4600.

In the above scenario, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shan, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same Grade Pay or in the higher Grade Pay. Only the
difference of grade pay would be admissible at the time of promotions.
B. If a Government servant (LDC) in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs.1900 is granted 1st financial upgradation under the MACPS on completion of 10 years of service in the PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.2000 and 5 years later he gets 1st regular promotion (UDC) in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs.2400, the 2nd financial upgradation under MACPS (in the next Grade Pay w.r.t. Grade Pay held by Government servant) will be granted on completion of 20 years of service in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800. On completion of 30 years of service, he will get 3rd ACP in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200. However, if two promotions are earned before completion of 20 years, only 3rd financial upgradation would be admissible on completion of 10 years of service in Grade Pay from the date 2nd promotion or at 30th year of service, whichever is earlier.

C. If a Government servant has been granted either two regular promotions or 2nd financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme of August, 1999 after completion of 24 years of regular service then only 3rd financial upgradation would be admissible to him under the MACPS on completion of 30 years of service provided that he has not earned third promotion in the hierarchy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Communication of all entries in the ACR


No. 21011/1/2005-Estt (A) (Pt-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi, 14th May, 2009

Subject:- Maintenance and preparation of Annual Performance Appraisal Reportscommunicationof all entries for fairness and transparency in public administration.

The undersigned is directed to invite the attention of the Ministries/Departments to the existing provisions in regard to preparation and maintenance of Annual Confidential Reports which inter-alia provide that only adverse remarks should be communicated to the officer reported upon for representation, if any. The Supreme Court has held in their judgement dated 12.5.2008 in the case of Dev Dutt vs Union of India (Civil Appeal No.7631 of 2002) that the object of writing the confidential report and makin~ entries is to give an opportunity to the public servant to improve the performance. The 2° Administrative Reforms Commission in their 10th Report has also recommended that the performance appraisal system for all services be made more consultative and transparent on the lines of the PAR of the All India Services.

2. Keeping in view the above position, the matter regarding communication of entries in the ACRs in the case of civil services under the Government of India has been further reviewed and the undersigned is directed to convey the following decisions of the Government:-
(i) The existing nomenclature of the Annual Confidential Report will be modified as Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR).

(ii) The full APAR including the overall grade and assessment of integrity shall be communicated to the concerned officer after the Report is complete with the remarks of the Reviewing Officer and the Accepting Authority wherever such system is in vogue.
Where Government servant has only one supervisory level above him as in the case of personal staff attached to officers, such communication shall be made after the reporting officer has completed the performance assessment.

(iii) The Section entrusted with the maintenance of APARs after its receipt shall disclose the same to the officer reported upon.

(iv) The concerned officer shall be given the opportunity to make any representation against the entries and the final grading given in the Report within a period of fifteen days from the date of receipt of the entries in the APAR. The representation shall be restricted to the specific factual observations contained in the report leading to assessment of the officer in terms of attributes, work output etc. While communicating the entries, it shall be made clear that in case no representation is received within the fifteen days, it shall be deemed that he/she has no representation to make. If the concerned APAR Section does not receive any information from the concerned officer on or before fifteen days from the date of disclosure, the APAR will be treated as final.

The new system of communicating the entries in the APAR shall be made applicable rospectively only with effect from the reporting period 2008-09 which is to be initiated after 1st April 2009.

(vi) The competent authority for considering adverse remarks under the existing instructions
may consider the representation, if necessary, in consultation with the reporting nd/orreviewing officer and shall decide the matter objectively based on the material placed before him within a period of thirty days from the date of receipt of the representation.

(vii) The competent authority after due consideration may reject the representation or may accept and modify the APAR accordingly. The decision of the competent authority and the final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of the decision of the competent authority by the concerned APAR Section.

3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring to the notice of all the offices under them for strict implementation of the above instructions.
(C.A. Subramanian)
Director

Monday, May 18, 2009

For the attention of Circle Secretaries & CWC Members of the CHQ

The Eighth Federal Congress of the FNPO will be held at Dharti Vikas Mandal, Near Vijaynagar Petrol Pump, Naranpura, Ahmedabad 380 013 from 23-5-2009 to 25-5-2009. The delegate fee is Rs.400/- for 3 days. Acommodation will be available from 22nd May 2009 night upto 26th May 2009 morning.
Dharti Vikas is situated in Naranpura area of Ahmedabad near Vijaynagar crossing. Dharti Vikas Mandal, the venue of the Federal Congress is 10 Kms. away from Railway Station. For further details contact Sri.C.P.Nayi, Secretary, Reception Committee and his phone no. is 9825050026.

Congratulations to Mr. Manmohan Singh and Smt. Sonia Gandhi

The victory of the Indian National Congress in the 15th Lok Saba election, is a clear indication of the people's faith and wish to have a stable goverment at the centre under the leadership of Dr. Singh. The people have voted for a government that is not only stable but also performing.
The CHQ congratulates Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Mininster and Smt. Sonia Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress for the Congress Party's meritorious victory in this election.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Postal Union Accuses UK Government Of Wasting Money

29 April 2009 by David Lynch - © Hellmail.co.uk

 

The Communication Workers Union today accused the UK government of 'misusing' public funds to pay for specialist advice in the run-up to a partial sale of state-owned postal operator, the Royal Mail.

 

The CWU says it has learnt that £3.6m has been spent on advice even before a sell-off has been agreed. The information was obtained via a Parliamentary Written Answer.

 

Billy Hayes, CWU general secretary, said:

 

"This is an outrageous misuse of public funds at a time when the government needs to be demonstrating responsible economic management.

 

"Spending millions on working out how to sell off Royal Mail before government has even decided whether this is going to happen is a waste of money.

 

"This money could have been used for employee pay or for funding new products, machinery or the pension deficit." he said.

 

The government was forced to climb down last year during a tendering process for the Post Office Card Account. It resulted in the government having to compensate rival bidders for costs accrued during the bidding process, The cost of the compensation has not been revealed

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  1. Canadian Government - Canada Post Corporation Report

01 May 2009 by Press Release - © Hellmail.co.uk

 

The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport), today shared the report of the independent review of the Canada Post Corporation.

 

"Canada Post provides a fundamental public service to Canadians. I am pleased to make the review report available to the public," said Minister Merrifield.

 

"The advisory panel that undertook the review has provided a thoughtful and comprehensive report to the government and it is being carefully analyzed."

 

The independent review was conducted in 2008. Its purpose was to make sure Canada Post has the tools and means to continue to fulfill its mandate, which is to provide affordable, universal postal service to Canadians. During the course of its review, the advisory panel met with stakeholders, associations, unions and other interested parties. It also received thousands of submissions from Canadians.

 

The report is now available online, in both official languages, at:

 

www.cpcstrategicreview.gc.ca

 

On April 21, 2008, the Government of Canada announced the review of Canada Post, which was conducted by a three-member external, independent advisory panel, chaired by Dr. Robert Campbell with members Mrs. Nicole Beaudoin and Mr. Dan Bader.

 

The purpose of the review was to examine Canada Post's public policy objectives, its ability to remain financially self-sustaining, and the continued relevancy of the financial performance targets established by the government in 1998.

 

The advisory panel focused its review on four major areas: market and competition; public policy objectives and responsibilities; commercial activities; and financial and performance targets.

 

During the course of its work, the panel consulted with a broad range of stakeholders from across Canada, including Canada Post and their unions, customers and competitors, industry associations, and federal departments and agencies. The general public also participated by providing over 1,400 submissions, and sending over 23,500 postcards and documents to the panel by mail and e-mail.

 

Canada Post was created as a Crown corporation in 1981 as the successor to the Post Office Department of Canada. Canada Post's mandate is to provide affordable, universal postal service to Canadians on a financially self-sustaining basis. The corporation contributes to Canadian society and to Canada's economy as an enabler of business activity. It fulfils these roles by providing Canadians with the tools to communicate, transact business and interact with governments in a timely, accessible and affordable manner.

 

Canada Post offers a variety of traditional and innovative services to connect Canadians. It is a public institution with a workforce of over 70,000 employees. It processes over 11 billion pieces of mail per year and maintains a network of 6,600 post offices in urban, rural and remote locations across Canada.



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Reverification of Membership

Today (15th May 2009) is the last date for submission of membership declaration forms to the DDOs. All the Divisional/Branch Secretaries are reminded to submit membership declaration forms to the DDOs to day positively.
The Divisional Secretaries are also reminded that they should not refuse to accept the membership declaration forms from anybody due to inter union rivalry or for any other reason. If any complaint regarding denial of membership is received, the same will be viewd very seriously by the CHQ and appropriate action will be initiated against the Divisional Secretaries concerned.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fresh ad-hoc promotions in HSG-I

No. 4 – 16 / 2002 – SPB .II

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & I T

(Department of Posts)

 

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi 110 001

Dated, May 1, 2009

 

To

  1. All Chief Post Masters General,
  2. All Post Masters General,
  3. Controller, Foreign Mails, Mumbai

 

Subject: - (i) Continuation of ad-hoc promotions made in the cadre of HSG I

                (ii) Fresh Ad-hoc promotions in HSG I

                (iii)Filling up of resultant chain vacancies by ad-hoc promotions

 

Sir/ Madam,

           

            I am directed to refer to this Department's letter of even number dated 2nd December 2008 and 10th December 2008 regarding continuation of ad-hoc promotions made in the cadre of HSG I and to say that it has been decided with the approval of Department of Personnel & Training to continue the said ad-hoc arrangements for a further period of one year i.e till 19th May 2010 or till the Recruitment Rules are finalized and regular arrangements are made in accordance with that, whichever is earlier.

 

2.         As many posts in HSG I are at present lying vacant in various Postal Circles for want of finalization of Recruitment Rules, it was proposed to the Department of Personnel & Training to allow the Department to fill up the existing vacant posts in HSG I as a one time measure on ad-hoc basis from amongst officers holding the HSG II norm based post (without prescription of any minimum service in HSG II).  The DoP&T have since agreed as a special case to allow the Department to fill up the existing vacancies by promotion on purely ad hoc basis from amongst the officers holding HSG II norm based posts on regular basis (without prescription of any minimum service in HSG II), for a period of one year or till the Recruitment Rules are notified and appointments are made according to the revised Recruitment Rules, whichever is earlier.

 

3.         In view of the above, it is requested that the Circles may take following action: -

 

(i)                  Ad-hoc promotions made as per instructions contained in the Department's letter of even number dated 20-11-2006 in HSG I may be further continued for a period of one year i.e till. 19th May 2010 or till the Recruitment Rules are finalized and regular arrangements are made in accordance with that, whichever is earlier

(ii)                 Fill up existing vacancies by promotion on purely ad hoc basis from amongst the officers holding HSG II norm based posts on regular basis (without prescription of any minimum service in HSG –II), for a period of one year or till the Recruitment Rules are notified and appointments are made according to the revised Recruitment Rules, whichever is earlier.

 

(iii)               The resultant chain vacancies in HSG II, LSG etc, may be filled up by promotion on ad-hoc basis for a period not exceeding one year as per the instructions contained in DoP&T OMs No. 28036/8/87-ESTT. (D) dt. 30.03.1988 and AB. 14017/54/2003-Estt (RR) dt. 04.12.2003 circulated by this Department vide letters No. 6-6/88-SPB. II dt. 05.05.1988 and 137-2/2004-SPB.II dt. 13/14.01.2004 respectively.  Any extension in the ad-hoc promotions so made would need the prior approval of DoP&T.

 

Yours faithfully,

Sd/--------

(V.C.KAJLA)

Director (SPN)

 

Copy to:-

All Recognised Service Unions

 

Sd/-

(Sunder Singh)

Section Officer (SPB.II)

 



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