Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Implementation of modified ACP Scheme

Yesterday (11th Aug.'09), the General Secretary met DDG(Estt.) regarding the implementation of the above scheme. He said that there is some problem in regard to applying this scheme to the Drivers of the Postal Department. The issue was sorted out yesterday and it is hoped that the order would be issued next week after getting the approval of IFA.

Sub: Appointment on permanent absorption basis of Assistant Accounts Officers (AAOs), Group 'B' Gazetted in Department of Telecommunications (DOT) as

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of letter No.17-1/2008-SEA-II dated 02 Jul 2009 along with its enclosures received from Under Secretary (SEA), Department of Telecommunications, Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi on the subject cited above for further circulation under your jurisdiction. The applications received from willing/eligible candidates may be verified and duly recommended by the competent authority concerned. The Circle Postal Accounts Offices concerned may consolidate the applications in respect of their Circle and forward the applications complete in all respect in the prescribed proforma from willing/eligible candidates including those who are on deputation/headquarters duty along with the following documents to Sri.R.Magadevan, Assistant Director General (PA Admn), Department of Posts, PA Wing, 4th Floor, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001, so as to reach latest by 21 Aug 2009:

i Declaration of the applicant
ii. Attested copies of ACRs for the last five years
iii. Vigilance Clearance Certificate
iv. Statement showing major/minor penalties, if any imposed/contemplated during the last ten years.

Applications received after 21 Aug 2009 shall not be entertained.

Encl: As above

Yours faithfully,
(Dr Brajesh Singh)
Director (Budget & Admn)

Letter from the CHQ (NAPE-C to the Secretary, Dept. of Posts)

108/09 10th August, 2009

Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi 110 001

Sub: - Filling up of Posts of JAOs/ AAOs in the in the Dept. of

It is learnt that the Department of Telecommunications issued a circular to all departments calling for volunteers from eligible officials to fill up the above posts.

In this connection, my Union wishes to bring to your notice that about 500 qualified employees of the Department of Posts are eagerly awaiting promotion for the last 17 years and were very hopeful after the Hon’ble Minister has given his consent for the proposal of the merger of Group B Accounts cadre of DOP & DOT. It is also learnt that the DoPT had also cleared this proposal. Now the above circular of the DOT had caused great concern to them since it would seal their future prospects.

As the above merger proposal was formulated in consultation with the Secretary Dept. Of Posts, my Union urges that appropriate immediate action be taken for amalgamation of the Group B Accounts cadre of both the DOP & DOT which will facilitate the 500 qualified JAOs of the Department of Posts waiting promotion will be absorbed immediately in the DOT and it would open a chain of promotional avenues for more than 2000 employees. If the merger proposal is not cleared, it may result in that JAOs from Postal Side who are on deputation to the DOT are likely to be repatriated very shortly and will have chain of reactions causing frustration and dislocation of postal employees.

My Union feels that the merger proposal would benefit the Department of Posts to facilitate to recruit more qualified younger generation having proficiency in computer and IT which is the need of the day in the present changed scenario. It would also benefit greater flexibility to the administration to fill up the STS Group A Posts for utilizing them for new services to enable revenue generation for the department.

There is a feeling amongst the employees that ego prevailing between the officers of the two departments regarding the cadre controlling authority of the Group B cadre of accounts personnel in the event of merger is the main hurdle in this issue. If this is true, my Union is of the opinion that the issue could be sorted out by the Minister if it is not possible to resolve between the officers of the two departments.

Anyhow, my Union wishes to reiterate that taking into account the bright future prospects of the employees of our department who are awaiting promotion for the last 17 years, needful action be taken to facilitate them to be absorbed in the JAO cadre immediately and the merger proposal be agreed to in view of the larger interests and welfare of your subordinates.

My Union shall be thankful for urgent action and a line in reply.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,