Friday, December 31, 2010

NEW YEAR 2011 GREETINGS TO ALL

THE NAPE GROUPC WISHES HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE TO ALL THE MEMBERS VIEWERS AND OFFICE BEARERS OF THE UNION.
D.KISHAN RAO GENERAL SECRETARY

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

cadre restructuring committee meeting

THE FORMAL MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING  WAS HELD ON 27-12-2010 WITH DDG(ESTT).FROM FNPO S/S D.KISHAN RAO,GENERAL SECRETARY,T..N.RAHATE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ATTENDED AND SRI D.THEAGARAJAN,SG PNPO APRTICIPATED AS OBSERVER.NFPE WAS REPRESENTED BY SRI K.VSRIDHARN GENERAL SECRETARY,AIPEU GROUP C. A BROADER UNDERSTANGING WAS REACHED ON THE STRUCTURE OF POSTS TO BE UPGRADED AND PERCENTAGE OF PROMOTIONS IN EACH CADRE.THE FINAL DECISIONS WII BE TAKEN IN THE MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON  22-01-2011                                                                   

Saturday, December 25, 2010

NEW NORMS FOR ASSESSING THE WORKLOAD OF BPMS

THE DOP ISSUED ORDERS FIXING NEW NORMS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF WORKLOAD,BUT OMITTED NREGS WORKLOAD.THE ORDERS ARE REPRODUCED BELOW                          

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 001
File No.5-1/2007-WS-1(Pt.)                                                            Dated 16-12-2010

To
          Chief Post Masters General
          Postmasters General
          General Managers (Finance)
          Directors of Accounts (Postal)

Sub:- Revision of norms for assessment of workload of the Branch Postmasters.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer to Directorate letter No.14-6/87-PAP dated 15-07-87 and 15-12-2009 on the above subject.

2.       The staff representatives of Gamin Dak Sevaks have represented that many of the new items of work that have been added recently are not covered by norms for assessment of workload of the Branch Postmasters in point system. One-man committee headed by Shri R.S.Natarajamurti also recommended for conducting work study and prescribing norms for the various items of work undertaken by Branch Postmasters. Therefore, the Department has ordered a work study through Integrated Work Study Unit for recommending norms for new items of work and for revision of existing norms. The report and recommendations of the IWSU has been examined in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing and after a careful consideration, the competent Authority ordered for prescribing the norms for assessment of the workload of the Branch Postmasters in point system. These norms are furnished in the Annexure.

3.       These norms will come into effect from the date of issue of this order and have to be applied for all reviews conducted thereafter.

4.       The norms may be communicated to all the concerned under your control for strict compliance.

5.       This issues in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing vide their Dy. No.303/FA/10/CS dated 15-12-2010.


Yours faithfully,
Sd.x.x.x.x
(K.RAMESWARA RAO)
Asst. Director General (Est.)


           
 ANNEXURE

NORMS PRESCRIBED FOR ASSESSMENT OF WORK LOAD OF
 BRANCH POST MASTERS
                                                                                            
IN POINT SYSTEM


S.No

Norms of work

Points

Standard prescribed

1.
Handling of unregistered articles
1 point of work load
For every 25 unregistered articles handled in a day

2.
Handling of registered articles
1 point of work load
For every 22 registered articles handled in  month

3.
Handling of Money Orders
1 point of work load
For every 15 Money Orders handled in a month

4.
Sale of postage stamps
1 point of work load
For every Rs.900- worth of stamps sold in a month

5.
Handling of cash (*)
1 point of work load
For every Rs.20,000- cash handled in a month

6.
Savings Bank / NSC transactions
1 point of work load
For every 10 transactions in a month

7.
Rural Postal Life Insurance transactions
1 point of work load
For every 10 transactions in a month

8.
Collection of Telephone or any other bills
1 point of work load
For every 20 bills collected in a month

9.
Disbursement of Old age pensions through Money Orders
1 point of work load
For every 15 old age pension Money Orders disbursed in a month

10.
Disbursement of Old age pension through savings bank accounts
1 point of work load
For every 10 old age pension through savings bank in month
11.
Accounts work and receipt and dispatch of mails in a month

--

Fixed 14 points per month

                                               
                                                                         NOTE
1.
The assessment of the work load of the Branch Post masters has to be done in respect of items 2 to 10 on the average of 4 quarterly months statistics. The statistics should be collected from the month following the month in which enumeration returns are collected.
2.
In respect of unregistered articles handled the Branch Postmaster has to furnish 3 days figures in the middle of the month, and the inspecting officer has to collect statistics for 2 days in the middle of the week. The least of the average has to be adopted for assessment of work load.
3.
Unregistered articles handled includes the No. of unregistered articles received for delivery  and posted for dispatch from the Branch Post Office.
4.
Registered articles handled includes Registered letters, Parcles, Speed Post articles and Value Payable articles received for delivery and Registered letters / parcels posted for dispatch.
5.
Money Orders handled includes all sorts of Money  Orders received for payment and MOs issued from the Branch Office.
6.
Savings Bank transactions include opening, deposit and withdrawal / closure of Savings Bank, Recurring Deposit and Time Deposit accounts.

7.
RPLI transactions include collection of RPLI premium for procurement of new Business and collection of renewal premium.
8
Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is not covered by the present norms and the transactions on account of disbursement of NREGA payments to the beneficiaries and the cash handled should be excluded from the statistics for assessment of workload.
9.
(*) For cash handled orders have been issued already on 15-12-2009. The term "Cash handled" constitute cash handled on account of Money Orders issue / payment, deposits / withdrawals of SB/RD/TD accounts, RPLI premium collection, bills collection and bills payment other than salary paid to GDS staff working in the Branch Office. The cash received as Remittance from Account Office and Remittance sent to Account Office has to be excluded.
10.
14 points is given in lump per month for receipt of Branch office Bag, verification of contents including verification of remittance, writing of BO journal, BO account, preparation of BO Daily Account, tallying of closing balance and dispatch of BO bag including remittance of surplus cash to Account Office.
                                                                                                      SD.x.x.x.x
                                                                                         (K.RAMESWARARAO)
                                                                                  Asst. Director Genl.(Est.)



HAPPY CHRISTAMUS

NAPEC WISHES HAPPY CHRISMUS TO ALL THE VIEWERS ,MEMBERS AND WELL WISHERS
GENERAL SECRETARY

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

FORMAL MEETING ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING ON 27TH

THE DEPARTMENT ISSUED NOTIFICATION FOR THE FORMAL MEETING ON 27-12--2010 AT 11 AM. COPY OF ORDER I S REPRODUCED BELOW. This is fixed on the requisition made by the SG FNPO and GS NAPEC . refer the previous blog posting
No 25-10/2010-PE I dated 20th Dec 2010
Sub:- Cadre Restructuring of Group C other than Accounts Cadre-Constitution of a committee

It has been decided to hold a meeting of the above committee on 27-12-2010 at 11 A.M in the chamber of DDG(Estt.)
2.You are therefore requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting.

Member of the official Side
1. Sh A.K.Sharma DDG(Estt.)
2. Sh Salim Haque DDG( P)
3.Ms BP Sridevi Dir(Staff)

Members of Staff Side

1.K.V Sridharan General Secretary AIPEU Group C
2.Giriraj Singh,General Secretary AIRMS&MMS EU GroupC
3.D.Kishan Rao General Secretary NAPE Group C
4.T.N.Rahate,Gemeral Secretary NUPE Postmen & Group D as an obsewrver

Friday, December 17, 2010

FORMAL MEETING ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING ON 27TH

THE GENERAL SECRETARY ALONG WITH SG FNPO MET CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON  CADRE RESTRUCTURING AND DISCUSSED ON THE PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY THE  NAPEC AND REQUESTED FOR THE FORMAL MEETING .THE DDG(Estt) AGREED TO NOTIFY THE MEETING ON 27TH OF THIS MONTH
2. THE GENERAL SECRETARY MET THE MEMBER (P) AND DISCUSSED ABOUT THE NOTIFICATION OF OFFICES FOR THE POSTMASTER CADRE AND BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE THAT IN TAMILANDU OFFICES WEE DOWNGRADED AND OFFERED.IN A.P ALL THE SUBSTANDARD OFFICES WERE OFFERED TO THE CADRE AND LOT OF CONFUSION IS CREATED IN GIVING THE OPTIONS.IN OTHER CIRCLES NO OFFICES WERE IDENTIFIED FOR THE STAFF TO DECIDE THE OPTIONS BY THE OFFICIALS. DETAILED REPORTS ARE REQUESTED FROM THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES TO TAKE UP WITH DIRECTORATE.

3.THE GS MET THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATION  SRI GURUDAS KAMATAND INVITED FOR THE AIC FOR WHICH THE MINISTER AGREED

DEPARTMENT ISSUED ORDERS ON TRANSFER POLICY OF INSPECTOR OF POSTS

THE DEPARTMENT ISSUED ORDERS ON INTER CIRCLE TRANSFER OF INSPECTOR POSTS UNDER RULE 38 OF P&T MANUAL VOLUME IV.DETAILED ORDERS ARE POSTED.FOR DOWNLOADING CLICK ON NUPEGC DATABASE RIGHT SIDE AND CLICK ON INSPECTOR TRANSFERS IN THE DATA BASE
GENERAL SECRETARY

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF POST ENDORCES COMMUTATION OF PENSION RULES

THE DOP ORDERS  FORWARDED THE COPY OF MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC AND PENSIONS OM NO 42/23/2010 DATED 09-11-2010 ,WHEREIN THE NEW COMMUTATION ORDERS ARE ISSUED.
For downloading orders click on nupegc.databse on the right side and file name commutation of pension.pdf
General secretary

Friday, December 10, 2010

POSTMASTER CADRE-SYLLABUS FOR COMPETITIVEEXAM ISSUED

THE DEPARTMENT ISSUED ORDERS ON SYLLABUS FOR THE EXAMINATION TO THE POSTMASTER GRADE -I (LSG) AT THE FEEDER CADRE.CIRCLE SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO ASK THE CPMGS TO DISCUSS ABOUT IDENTIFICATION OF POSTS IN THE THREE CADRES.ADVISE THE OFFICIALS OPTING TO THE CADRE CAREFULLY.
To download the orders click on the right side nupegc data base and then click on "syllabus PM cadre.pdf
GENERAL  SECRETARY

Thursday, November 25, 2010

CADRE RESTRUCTURING IN THE DOP

AS YOU ARE AWARE THAT THE NAPEC AND FNPO SUBMITTED PROPOSALS FOR THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING ON 21-09-2010 AND AWAITING FOR THE FIRST MEETING  ON THE SUBJECT.IN THE WEBSITES OF NFPE IT IS MENTIONED THAT THERE IS A MEETING ON THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING ON 26-11-2010 ,WHICH WE ARE UNAWARE AND THE GS NAPEC IS A MEMBER AND  SG FNPO IS AN INVITEE FOR THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS.THE GS CONTACTED AND IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THERE IS NO FORMAL MEETING AS SUCH.THIS IS ONLY TO CLEAR THE CONFUSION.FORMAL MEETING WILL BE HELD IN DUE COURSE.

GENERAL SECRETARY

IT MODERNIZATION PROJECT –PRESENTATION TO THE UNIONS .

      
PRESENTATION TO THE UNIONS WAS GIVEN BY THE TECHNOLOGY WING OF THE DEPARTMENT ON 23RD NOVEMBER 2010.THE SECRETARY, MEMBER (TECHNOLOGY) AND OTHER OFFICERS OF THE DIRECTORATE WERE PRESENT.FNPO WAS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND GENERAL SECRETARIES.

SALIENT FEATURES

1.2223 Double handed offices,10943 single handed offices(554 already computerized)   and 129497 EDBOs will be computerized in the Phase -2

2. Project approved for the above offices establishment of IT infrastructure development of required software applications with an outlay of Rs 1877.2 crore recommended by the EFC

3.The IT solutions include Rural ICT, Web Portal for E-commerce, Mobile banking, ATMS, Call centre ,Mail & Retail Operations ,Postal Banking, PLI,HRMS & Pay Roll, Finance & Accounts,

4. The Devices identified for the programme according to the need of the offices Note Books, Handset computers,Moble Phone, Thermal Printers,2D imager, Smart Card Biometric Scanner

5. Efficient services to the citizens through tracking of accountable articles,Streameline Mail process, Utility bill Payments, Phone top-ups, Rail ticket Booking, Delivery of social security services like MGNREGS, Money order and money transfer SMS confirmation of successful transfers, Improved banking solutions, Expedited distribution of Insurance Policies to the rural customers,Personalized smart cards for policy holders .

 The staff side welcomed the proposals of modernization and expressed the doubts of changes in the status of offices and officials and their mobility due to the online accounting systems and the existence of HOs  DAP etc.The secretary assured to have regular dialogue if the interests of staff are effected.

Click  on Data base on the right side and view Presentation 23-11-10 ppt in the data base files

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ORDERS ON POSTMASTER CADRE ISSUED




THE DEPARTMENT ISSUED ORDERS CREATING SEPARATE CADRE OF POSTMASTERS IN THE DEPARTMENT AND NEW RECRUITMENT RULES WERE APPROVED THROUGH GAZETTE NOTIFICATION NO 506 DATED 9TH SEPTEMBER 2010.THE ORDERS ARE POSTED                                                                                                                                                      

Monday, November 22, 2010

MEETING WITH SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

TODAY THE SG FNPO AND GS NAPEC MET SECRETARY AND CONGRATULATED HER FOR THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND COMPLETING THE PROCESS WITHIN THREE DAYS AFTER THE EXAMINATION WHICH IS FLAWLESS AND REQUESTED FOR MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR IMMEDIATE PROCESS OF INDUCTION TRAINING.IN SOME CIRCLES THE INDUCTION TRAINING  FOR THE CANDIDATES RECRUITED IN THE LAST YEAR WAS NOT DONE.THE SECRETARY INFORMED THAT SEPARATE ORDERS ISSUED IN THIS REGARD.WE MET THE DDG(P) AND ORDERS WERE ISSUED BY THE DIRECTORATE THAT THE CANDIDATES WILL BE APPOINTED IMMEDIATELY PENDING THE PROCESS OF VERIFICATION OF ANTECEDENTS ANS THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO WORK IN THE BACK OFFICE AND THEY WILL BE TRAINED IN THE LOCALLY IN THE COLLEGES WHERE THERE IS FACILITY. THEY WILL BE SENT FOR THE INDUCTION TRAINING WHENEVER THERE IS  AVAILABILITY OF SLOTS. IN OTHER WORDS THEY WILL BE APPOINTED IMMEDIATELY AND THE CIRCLES ARE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE THE DECISIONS.THE FNPO CONGRATULATES THE SECRETARY AND THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS FOR TAKING THE NOVEL DECISIONS IN PROVIDING THE STAFF IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID SHORTAGE OF STAFF AND THEIR GESTURE TOWARDS THE BURNING PROBLEM.                    GS NAPEC

Monday, November 15, 2010

UNI GLOBAL UNION WORLD CONFERENCE


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The UNI World Congress finished with a bang of Japanese and African drums making a symbolic transition to Cape Town, South Africa, site of the UNI World Congress in 2014.
3rd UNI WORLD CONGRESS - NAGASAKI, JAPAN / 9-12 NOVEMBER 2010
                                 UNI Global Union Breaking Through

Some 2000 trade unionists from around the world  came together in Nagasaki, Japan, from 9th November  to 12th  November 2010 for the UNI Global Union 3rd World Congress, which will set the course for UNI’s next four years.

UNI’s key challenges include developing strategies to come out of the global financial crisis with government recovery plans that put people back to work, fighting staggering income inequality and ensuring workers in every corner of the world have the right to organize and bargain collectively. UNI is also facing head on the threats from climate change and from the build up of nuclear weapons.

On the site, union-network.org you can find information about UNI’s Breaking Through plan, its fight for jobs and justice during the global economic crisis and the push for world peace and freedom from fear for union activists.
      Congress delegates endorsed Breaking Through, the new plan for UNI to grow itself and its unions by focusing on organizing workers and ensuring collective bargaining rights. The Congress also passed a host of other resolutions, including a new plan to ensure women hold at least 40 percent of every leadership structure in the organization. The Congress also approved a new organizing fund, to which affiliates can contribute to fund union organizing work around the world.

Congress delegates elected a new president, Joe de Bruyn, a leader of Australian commerce union SDA. They reelected Philip Jennings as General Secretary.

“This UNI Global Union knows where it wants to go,” Jennings said in his closing address. “There is no time to lose. We are stronger together. This is a team effort. You elected me but you endorsed a team.”
Jennings said the team, in offices around the world, will work together on Breaking Through.
Jennings thanked the Japanese team for their “Brilliant Congress.”
“Please feel proud,” he said. “You could not have done better.”
Aside from all their work planning and organising the Congress, the Japanese host unions brought an army of young union member volunteers to Nagasaki who acted as guides, ambassadors, interpreters and all-around helpers for Congress attendees. The volunteers helped create a wonderful atmosphere at the Congress.
“To South Africa: 2014 is just around the corner,” Jennings said. “In Berlin, Chicago and Nagasaki the bar has been lifted. Together we will take the 2014 Congress to a new level again.”

 From India Post tree affliates,FNPO,NAPEC,NUGDS were represented by Sri D.Teagarajan,SG,Sri D.Kisan Rao,GS,Sri P.U.Muralidaran GS.Sri D.Teagarajan was elected to te world body as executive committee member.




Sunday, November 14, 2010

AUNG SAN SUU KYI RELEASED


MYNMAR GOVT FREED DEMOCRACY LEADER AUNGSAN SUU KYI ON SATURDAY.IT IS THE VICTORY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC FORCES AND TRADE UNIONS AND THE WORRIER IS THE INSPIRATION FOR ALL OF US.NAPE GROUP C SALUTES THE WORRIER AND CELEBRATES     THE OCCASION                                                                                                  GENERAL SECRETARY

Thursday, November 11, 2010

FNPO GENERAL SECRETARIES ATTENDING UNI GLOBAL CONFERENCE

Sri D.Theagaragan,SG FNPO D.Kishan Rao GS NAPEC and Sri PU Muralidharan GS NUGDS attending the world congress of the UNI at Nagasaki,Japan from 9th November to 12th.The delegation will come back on 14th to India.Detailes will be posted in due course. GS

Thursday, November 4, 2010

DIWALI GEETINGS

THE CHQ WISHES ALL ITS MEMBERS,VIEWERS OF THIS BLOG WELLWISHERS AND THIER FAMILIES A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS DEEPAVALI

EXTENTION TO HSG I PROMOTIONS

THE FILE RELATING TO NEW RECRUITMENT RULES FOR HSG I HAS GONE TO UPSC CLEARED BY THE DOPT.MEANWHILE THE DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTED TO AWAIT ORDERS FOR THE EXTENSION OF HSG I FOR THE OFFICIALS WHO WERE PROMOTED AS ONE TIME MEASURE.
GENERAL SECRETARY

DIWALI GREETINGS TO ALL

NAPE GROUP C WISHES ALL MEMBERS VIEWERS A HAPPY DIWALI

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

EXTENTION TO HSG I PROMOTIONS

THE GENERAL SECRETARY IS PURSUING THE EXTENSION OF HSG I PROMOTIONS  WHICH WERE GRANTED AS ONE TIME MEASURE AND EXTENDED FURTHER,PENDING APPROVAL OF NEW RECRUITMENT RULES.TODAY THE GS MET THE CONCERNED OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE FILE RELATING TO THE FURTHER EXTENSION WAS SENT TO THE DOP&T AND ORDERS ARE EXPECTED IN A DAY OR TWO. IN TAMILNADU CIRCLE THE OFFICIALS ARE COMPLETING 6 MONTHS BY 30TH AND ORDERS ARE EXPECTED BEFORE THE DATE.
GS NAPEC

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CLARIFICATORY ORDERS ON MACP

THE DEPARTMENT ISSUED CONSOLIDATED CLARIFICATION ON IMPLEMENTATION OF MACP.THE SAME IS POSTED HEREUNDER
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110116
No. 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC                                                                    Dated: 18th Oct, 2010

All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General
General Managers (Finance)
All Directors of Accounts Postal
Sub: DELAY AND IRREGULARITIES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME – CLARIFICATIONS regarding.
Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to this Directorate's OM dated 18 Sep, 2009 communicating the detailed guidelines for implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) and several other clarification issued on this subject.
2. The General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' has represented to the Secretary (Posts) alleging that the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) is being denied to eligible official in some Circles and sought the intervention of the Directorate in clarifying the position. The contentions of the General Secretary have been examined and the following clarifications are provided for guidance and strict observance.
Sl. No.
Point on which clarification sought
Status Position
1
Eligibility of MACPS to a direct recruited Postal Assistant conferred with TBOP –
It has been represented that in some Circles the directly recruited Postal Assistants who were accorded financial upgradation under one time bound promotion scheme on completion of 16 years of satisfactory service are not being given the 2nd MACPS on the ground that the officials have not completed 10 years of service TBOP Scale/Grade with grade pay of Rs.2800.
Attention is drawn to Para No. 28 of Annexure-I to this office OM dated 18-09-2009. It is stated that a directly recruited Postal Assistant who got one financial upgradation under TBOP Scheme after rendering 16 years of service before 01.09.2008, will become eligible to 2nd MACP on completion of 20 years of continuous service from date of entry in Government service or 10 years service in TBOP grade pay or scale or combination of both, whichever is earlier, However, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be conferred from a date prior to 01.09.2008 and such 2nd financial upgradation for the above referred category of officials has to be given from 01.09.2008. They will also become eligible for 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years of service or after rendering 10 years in 2nd MACP, whichever is earlier.
2
Eligibility of MACP to a directly recruited Postal Assistant having qualified in PO & RMS Accounts Examination and opted initially for defunct scale & later opted out of it & who have got financial upgradations under TBOP and BCR subsequently –
The staff side has alleged that Postal Assistants who have qualified in PO & RMS examination who initially opted for defunct scale and later switched over to normal line and accorded financial upgradations under TBOP/BCR schemes are denied 3rd MACP construing that PO & RMS Accountants is 1st MACP and TBOP/BCR are off set against 2nd and 3rd MACP.
PO & RMS Accountants examination is a qualifying one and the Postal Assistants who have passed the examination are posted as Accountants with some special allowance. They will be continued in the cadre of Postal Assistants in the common gradation list.
The PO & RMS Accountants who initially opted for defunct pay scale of Rs.380-620 and later switched over to normal line of promotion in PA cadre and given financial upgradations under TBOP/BCR Schemes will become eligible for 3rd MACP under MACPS provided that they have not earned any other regular promotion and subject to rendering of 30 years of continuous service from the date of entry in the PA grade or 10 years continuous service in the BCR grade, whichever is earlier. Denial of 3rd MACP on the said ground is not in order.
3
Eligibility of MACP to a promoted official to PA Cadre and having completed 10 years of service in PA cadre –
It was stated by staff representatives that in some Circles, the officials who were promoted from the lower cadres to Postal Assistants and on completion of 10 years in the said Postal Assistant cadre are not considered for 2nd MACP on the plea that they have not completed 20 years of service from the date of entry in clerical cadre.
The attention of the Circle is drawn to Para No. 28 (A) (1) in the Annexure-I. In case of a lower grade official promoted to PA cadre, having got one promotion to PA cadre before completion of 10 years of continuous service, it will be off set against 1st MACP and on rendering 10 years continuing service in the clerical grade/scale or on completion of 20 years service from the date of entry would become eligible for 2nd MACP, whichever date is earlier. However, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be conferred from a date prior to 01.09.2008 as the scheme became operational from this date only.
4
No. 4-Eligibility of MACP on completion of 30 years of service from date of entry as on 01.09.2008, declining regular promotion to LSG during 2009 and 2010 –
The General Secretary intimated that certain officials who become eligible for 3rd MACP on 01.09.2008 are denied the same on the ground that they have declined the regular promotion to norm based LSG in 2009 and 2010.
The attention is drawn to para 25 of Annexure I to order on MACPS issued on 18.09.2009 providing that "if a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed as such an employee has not stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground for withdrawal of the financial upgadation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion and the second and the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal." Therefore, the issue raised is already covered under Para 25 and in such cases where due date of financial upgradation precedes the refusal for regular promotion, financial upgradation under MACPS shall be allowed.
5
Eligibility of MACP due on 01.09.2008 for officials due to currency of the penalty of recovery in consequence of disciplinary proceedings or disciplinary proceeding contemplated.
The staff side represented that some Circle have not considered the cases of officials for MACP on the date of introduction on the pretext that the punishment of recovery from their pay is current or disciplinary proceedings contemplated at the time of screening of the officials by the Committees which were constituted for considering financial upgradation under MACPS
Para 18 of Annexure-I to OM dated 18.09.2009 provides that – "In 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 there under." Attention of the Circle is drawn to Department of Personnel and Training OM No. 22011/2/78-Estt. (A) dated 16.02.1979 communicated in DGP&T letter no.35-1/79-SPB-II dated 07.05.79. According to these orders, the penalty of censure or recovery of pecuniary loss is not a bar for penalty for promotion if the findings of the DPC are in favor of the employee.
Similarly, the officials who were facing disciplinary action as one the date of actual due date of their up gradation can only be not considered.
3. The Circles are requested for bringing the above position to the notice of all Divisional Heads and concerned authorities for scrupulous observance and to avoid any grievance to the officials.
4. The limits for holding of Screening Committee as provided in Para 11 of this Directorate OM of even number dated 18.09.2009 may be strictly adhered to on concluding action of Scrutiny Committee ordered under letter of even number dated 01.09.2010.
5. This issues with the approval of competent Authority
  Sd/-
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Monday, October 25, 2010

STUDY TOUR OF UNION REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ROYAL MAIL


        

A Delegation consisting of eight union representatives of FNPO and NFPE visited Royal Mail from 18th to 23 rd of October 2010.The delegation was lead by Sri A.K.Sharma DDG(Estt) and Sri Subhash Chander ,Director (SR) coordinated the tour programme. The FNPO  was represented by the General Secretaries of PIII.P IV ,and R IV. S/S D.Kishan Rao,T.N.Rahate and A.H.Siddiq.

The tour is successful in as much as the union representatives has got a chance to observe the urgent need of the technological change of the Post due to  the liberalization of postal markets in both the countries to improve the efficiency and for a level playing field with other market operators besides maintaining the UPSO obligation as both the countries are committed for the UPSO.UK regulation and liberalization started in 1-1-2006 and mail regulator came in to existence and 50  operators are granted licenses besides the Royal Mail in the market without the UPSO .The strength of the Royal Mail is its unique door delivery system like India Post with 148000 frontline employees ,450000 collections a day,27 million delivery points,33000 vehicles plus 29 Aircrafts 27000 bicycles.

               The Royal Mail suffered losses to the tune of 100 million pounds in 2008-09  and borrowed 1.2 billion pounds to interest for changing the infrastructure and improving efficiency to compete with the other operators in the Market.The India Post and the Royal Mail has the similarities in the nature but for the modernization and the advancement in the technology to meet the market challenges. For detailes of the Royal mail services please click on the right side nupegc Database.
General Secretary

Saturday, October 16, 2010

STAFF UNION VISIT TO ROYAL MAIL

A TEN MEMBER DELEGATION LED BY SHRI A.K.SHARMA DDG DEPARTMENT OF POSTS IS VISITING ROYAL MAIL LONDON FROM 18TH TO 22ND OCTOBER 2010.THE FNPO IS REPRESENTED BY S/S D.KISHAN RAO,T.N.RAHATE,A.H.SIDDIQUI GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NAPEC,NUPM& GROUPD AND NUR IV RESPECTIVELY.THE TRAINING PROGRAMME INCLUDES

  INTRODUCTION TO ROYAL MAIL,WORLD POSTAL ENVIRONMENT,POST OFFICE COUNTERS TRANSFORMATION, VISIT TO POST OFFICES,DELIVERY OFFICES,ROYAL MAIL AUTOMATION PROGRAMME, OVERVIEW OF PARCEL FORCE WORLDWIDE,VISIT TO INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL HUBS AND MEETING WITH CWU REPRESENTATIVES.
   BON VOYAGE    TO THE DELEGATION                                                                                                GENERAL SECRETARY                                                                                                

Friday, October 15, 2010

PRESENTATION ON TECHNOLOGY TO THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES

THE TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS-PRESENTATION TO THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES ON 23-10-2010 IS CAN CELLED AND THE REVISED DATE OF PRESENTATION WILL BE COMMUNICATED IN DUE COURSE.ACCORDINGLY THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO CANCEL THE RESERVATION AND AWAIT FOR THE FURTHER DATES OF THE PROGRAMME. THE STUDY TOUR PROGRAMME OF THE STAFF SIDE REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ROYAL MAIL LONDON IS CONFIRMED TODAY.THE GENERAL SECRETARY IS COMING BACK ON 24TH TO DELHI.THE INFORMAL MEETING OF THE CWC MEMBERS ON 24TH IS ALSO STANDS CAN CELLED
GENERAL SECRETARY.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

PRESENTATION ON TECHNOLOGY TO THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES

AS ALREADY INFORMED THE DEPARTMENT IS HOLDING  MEETING TO THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES OF POSTAL GROUP C CIRCLE SECRETARIES ON 23RD OCTOBER AT POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE GHAZIABAD .THERE WILL BE PRESENTATION ON STRATEGIC PLAN OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE NEXT PLAN FOR ONE HOUR.THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES MAY COME PREPARED FOR BOTH THE PRESENTATION ABOUT THEIR VIES IF ANY.

THE GENERAL SECRETARY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IF THE ROYAL MAIL PROGRAMME IS CONFIRMED ON 23RD.ON 24TH THE GS WILL COME BACK AND JOIN YOU.  THERE WILL BE A INFORMAL MEETING WITH THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES AT THE FNPO OFFICE  T24 ATUL GROVE ROAD ON 24TH 11AM .THERE WILL BE DISCUSSION ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING AND OTHER IMPORTANT SUBJECTS LIKE VERIFICATION OF MEBERSHIP.
SRI D.THEAGARAJAN SECRETARY GENERAL WILL GUIDE THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES FROM THE EVENING OF 22ND.CONTACT NO 011-23321378 MOBILE 09444841440.

GENERAL SECRETARY

Friday, October 8, 2010

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF 2nd MEETING OF ANOMOLIES COMMITTEE ON MACP

THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OF ANOMOLIES COMMITTEE MEETING ARE POSTED .PLEASE CLICK RIGT SIDE OF TE BLOG ON NAPEGC DATABASE  AND DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING MACP DOPT OCT 10.PLEASE SEE ITEM NO 12 & 30 AND SEND OPINIONS ABOUT OFFICIALS PROMOTED.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

60 DAYS BONUS DECLARED FOR POSTAL EMPLOYEES FOR 2009-10

THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ISSUED ORDERS VIDE LETTER NO 26-04/2010-PAP DATED 1-10-2010,DECALRING 60 DAYS BONUS FOR POSTAL EMPLOYEES.THE CIELING FOR DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES IS RS 3500/-AND 2500/- FOR GDS,RS 1200/-  FOR TEMPORARY STATUS AND CASUAL LABOURERS.ORDERS WILL BE POSTED SOON

GENERAL SECRETARY

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PUBLICATION OF BOOK FOR PAS/SAS EXAM

THE BOOK IS PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH BY FNPO KERALA AND ORDERS CAN BE PLACED ON THE FOLLOWING EMAIL IDS ALSO.
sudheerkvpost@gmail.com
fnpokerala@gmail.com

GENERAL SECRETARY

Sunday, September 26, 2010

GUIDE BOOK FOR PA/SA DIRECR RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION

THE DEPARTMENT IS GOING FOR RECRUITMENT OF PAS AND SAS IN A MASSIVE WAY AND TE EXAMINATION IS GOING TO BE CONDUCTED ON 14T NOVEMBER 2010.TO HELP AND GUIDE TE CANDIDATES OUR NOBLE INSTITUTE 'RAMAMURTY STUDY CIRCLE KERALA' WITH IT'S HEADQUARTERS AT KANNUR PUBLISHING A GUIDE BOOK ON PA/SA/OA EXAMINATION(DIRECT RECTT.)FROM SAMAYAM MASIKA A LEADING MAGAZINE AND PUBLISHER IN MALAYALAM.THE BOOK IS 160 TO 180 PAGES AND IS PRICED AT RS 60/-AND WILL BE REDUCED TO RS 40/- ON BULK ORDER .THE CIRCLE SECRETARIES/DIVSIONAL SECRETARIES CAN HELP THE CANDIDATES BY INFORMING THEM ABOUT THE PUBLICATION AND PLACING THE ORDER.FOR DETAILS AND GETTING COPIES PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
K.V.SUDHEER KUMAR
RAMAMURTHY STUDY CIRCLE KERALA
FNPO OFFICE,KANNUR-670001 KERALA
Moble No 094958955599
            or
JONSON AVOKKARAN,CIRCLE SECRETARY,NAPEGC,
MOBLE nO09446031945

Saturday, September 25, 2010

19th ALL INDIA CONFERENCE AT SILIGURI,WEST BENGAL

THE NEXT ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF NAPE GROUP C IS FIXED AT SILIGURI WEST BENGAL FROM 6TH TO 8TH JANAUARY 2011.THE RALWAY STATION NAME IS NEW JALPAIGURI.DELEGATES AND VISITORS MAY GO FOR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
GENERAL SECRETARY

Thursday, September 23, 2010

NON PLB ORDERS ISSUED BY FINANCE MINISTRY

PLEASE CLICK NUPEGC DATABSE RIGT SIDE FOR ORDERS

DA ORDERS ISSUED BY FINANCE MINISTRY

FINANCE MINISTRY ISSUED ORDERS ON DA.DOP ORDERS ARE EXPECTED SHORTLY.PLEASE CLICK NUPEGC DATABASE RIGT SIDE AND DOWN LOAD/VIEW BY CLICKING DA ORDERS URL

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NAPE GROUP C SUBMITS PROPOSALS ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING

THE NAPE GROUPC SUBMITTED  PROPOSALS ON CADRE RESTRUCTURING.THE PROPOSALS ARE POSTED HEREUNDER AND YOUR SUGESTIONS ARE INVITED FOR FURTHER MODIFICATIONS,IF ANY.
GENARL SECRETARY& MEMBER CADRE RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE
CADRE RESTRUCTURING IN POSTAL & RMS PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY THE NAPE GROUPC TO THE COMMITTEE ON CADRE RESTUCTURING


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POSTAL ASSISTANT/SORTING ASSTS. deserves up gradation in pay/grade pay/emoluments etc. In the first place the anomalies are furnished below in support of the same.

Postman Service Grade Pay Pay Band

Initial entry 2000 5200-20200 – Pay Band I

10 yrs of service 2400 5200-20200 – Pay Band I

20 yrs of service 2800 5200-20200 – Pay Band I

30 yrs of service 4200 9300-34800 – Pay Band II



Postal Assistant is drawing the following pay

Postman Service Grade Pay Pay Band

Initial entry 2400 5200-20200 – Pay Band I

10 yrs of service 2800 5200-20200 – Pay Band I

20 yrs of service 4200 9300-34800 – Pay Band II

30 yrs of service 4600 9300-34800 – Pay Band II



Prior to implementation of the 6th CPC, BCR Postman pay scale is the starting scale of the Postal Assistant. Hence there is no anomaly in the pay and so the postman could show interest for promotion to Postal Assistant.

6th CPC has clearly mentioned that Grade Pay reflects the cadre in a scale. But after implementation of 6th CPC the scenario is different. Due to overlapping of the grade pays, even though a Postman gets promoted to PA his grade pay will be from 2400 even though in Postman cadre he may be drawing 2800 as Grade pay. This is irregular and this setup discourages a postman for promotion to Postal Assistant. In this connection it can be argued that the DP Quota of 50% in PA Cadre will never be filled up as PA cadre is not at all compensative or attractive, consequent of which the work in Post Offices suffers due to 50% shortage of staff.

Another example is the Grade Pay of LSG supervisor i.e APM(Mails)/APM(SB)/APM(Accounts) is 2800 where as Cash Overseer, Mail Overseer or Senior most Postman will be drawing grade pay of Rs.4200/- here a glaring indication of supervisor drawing less pay than his subordinate postman..



An HSG-II Postmaster will be drawing Rs.4200/- as Grade Pay and the Cash overseer or Mail overseer also drawing the same Rs.4200/- as Grade pay

The contentions of the Postman that the pay of Sorting Postman/Head Postman/Mail Overseer/Cash Overseer should be equal to Sorting Assistant/Postal Assistant is very much welcomed and accepted as it is in accordance with the recruitment rules of Postal Assistant. In this connection the postman is well compensated by the Pay Commission as discussed above with the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Sorting Postman/Head Postman/Mail Overseer/Cash Overseer whereas for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant the Grade Pay is only Rs.2400/- A GLARING ANOMOLY WHICH HAS TO BE ADDRESSED. Now it is understood that the Postman Cadre is aiming for IPOs Grade Pay of Rs.4600/- ending with SSPOs Grade Pay.

The Historical/Traditional duties of a Postal Assistant and radical changes is furnished below

The growth chart of a Postal Assistant reveals how a brilliant student who had secured good percentage in 10+2 i.e. more than 80% and whose fate is sealed up by the entering into the department. Where as an employee of different departments enjoys more number of avenues for growth and better remuneration and pay scales attached to them.

Employee of this department is not even offered a post card free whereas in Railways and other departments their departmental service is provided free of cost. The XLRI Jamshedpur report has clearly clarifies that there is no separate costing of compensation for the postal employees. The employees are in receipt of functional specific allowances and they are very similar to the general category of government employees with respect to pay.

This XLRI report has clearly mentioned that the employees were not satisfied with the pay and benefits. The report also clearly mentions the dissent for promotional avenues in the department. This report should have made the 6th CPC members to have a good in-depth study for settling the discontent among the employees.

Employees of this department are known for their hard work. No employee of any other Department in the country handles so many duties as a Postal Assistant does.

1. A Postal Assistant is directly related in providing the services of booking/sorting of registered letters, registered parcels, VPP articles, Money orders, instant Money Orders, Speed Post articles, Speed Post Parcels, Express Parcel Post, Telephone Bills, Logistic Pots, Rural Postal Life Insurance, Postal Life Insurance, pension payments of Railways, Coal Mines, Postal Service, Postal Family, EFP and Western Union Money Transfer Payments.

2. Of recent Postal Assistant also handles the newly introduced schemes namely National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, and acceptance of applications of Right to Information act.

3. He also attends to the services of Small Savings Scheme (manning the largest Banking System in the world), like Savings Bank Scheme, Recurring Deposit Scheme, Monthly Income Scheme, PPF, Time Deposits, NSS, Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, National Savings Certificates, Kisan Vikas Patras.

4. He also attends to the duties of a Sub Postmaster and he is whole custodian of the Sub Post Offices and its Branch Offices. Like in Railways or in other Departments there is no separate recruitment of staff for managing of accounts relating to drawl of salaries, expenditure, revenues generated etc. The same Postal Assistant also works as Accounts PA in the Accounts Section.

5. He also works as Public Relations Inspector (Postal) and Assistant Treasurer (Cashier) and Treasurer (Chief Cashier) handling the same volume of cash.

6. The same Postal Assistant also works as Office Assistant in Divisional Offices, Regional Office, where as in Railways and in other departments separate cadre people are recruited with different pay scales for working in Administrative offices.

7. He works as System Administrators/System Mangers whose duties comprises of implementation of the software packages(Western Union Money Transfer, iMO, Sanchay Post, developed, in various offices, maintenance of the network, computer hardware, UPS, printers.

8. He works as Business Development Executives whose duties comprises of procuring business and marketing of departmental products to the wider market.

9. He works as programmer computerizing the departmental work. Software developed are, V2SBCO, Meghdoot, E-Corr, SpeedNet etc.

10. The Postal Assistants are now asked to sell various Devasthanam’s tickets, procure business for various mutual fund companies like, UTI, Reliance energy fund, PNB Mutual fund, SBI Mutual fund at the cost of Small Savings business.



The nature of works performed by a Postal Assistant have undergone a sea change after the advent of 5th CPC. Many of the above duties performed clearly reveals even to a layman that they require calibre above the 10+2 basic educational qualifications of a Postal Assistant. It is a fact that the Department is using the services of the officials who were having Bachelor’s degrees, Masters Degrees in Computers, Business Administration without properly compensating for their efforts. This is evident in the 6th CPC report in Para 7.6.21 wherein it has acknowledged that the Postal Assistants are performing multifarious functions. The 6th CPC in its report in para 7.6.21 has clearly stated that it is now way concerned with individual cadre review and thereby creating further scope for the Department to exploit this cream of people without proper compensation which is an infringement of Article 23 – Right against Exploitation of the Indian Constitution. 6th CPC has not even discussed about the works and duties being done by a Postal Assistant and the justification of the present pay being given to the Postal Assistants.



Comparison with other departments:- Department of Railways the pay commission has upgraded many pay scales drastically.

The hierarchy in the cadre of Commercial Clerks is as follows:

Commercial Clerks Rs.3200-4900

Senior Commercial Clerks Rs.4000-6000

Head Commercial Clerks Rs.5000-8000

Chief Commercial Clerks Rs.5500-9000

Commercial Superintendent Rs.6500-10500



The Commission, has recommended, that the category of Senior Commercial Clerks may be upgraded and placed in the scale of Rs.4500-7000 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-1 of Rs.4860-20200 along with grade pay of Rs.2800.

Similarly in respect of Transit Clerks where, the initial recruitment is in the pay scale of Rs.3200-4900 and the first promotion is in the grade of Rs.4000-6000 as Senior Transit Clerk. The next promotion is that of Head Transit Clerk in the scale of Rs.4500-7000. All these posts were merged and the Commission recommended merger and made the transit Clerks automatically be eligible for first promotion in the scale of Rs.4500-7000 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-1 of Rs.4860-20200 along with grade pay of Rs.2800.

Negligence on part of the commission to Postal Assistant cadre It is for the first time that a Central Pay Commission has been asked to look into the measures that would improve the delivery mechanisms which have a direct bearing on the services provided by various Government agencies to the common citizens

The Postal Assistant is the person who also provides the services to the public. But the 6th pay commission has failed to make justification to these personnel nor suggested any bifurcations required in this cadre for better delivery of the services. These pitfalls in the report which have worst repercussions on decade to come are explained along with necessary suggestions to overcome are suggested below

1. The pay scales with which the Postal Assistant is concerned are as follows









Sl.No Financial upgradation for Postal Assistant 5th Pay Commission Scale Sl.No 5th pay promotional cadres 5th Pay Commission Scale

1 Postal Assistant feeder cadre to all the below 4000-100-6000 4 LSG CADRE after 10/8 yrs service as Postal Assistant 4500-125-7000

2 TBOP after 16 years of service as Postal Assistant 4500-125-7000 5 HSG-II CADRE after 3 years of service in LSG cadre 5000-150-8000

3 BCR after 26 years of service as Postal Assistant 5000-150-8000 6 HSG-I CADRE after 3 years of service in HSG-II cadre 6500-175-10500



The grade pays given by 6th CPC to the above mentioned pay scales are as follows

Sl.No Financial upgradation for Postal Assistant 5th Pay Commission Scale Grade pay % on the maximum of the scale

1 Postal Assistant 4000-100-6000 2400 40%

2 TBOP 4500-125-7000 2800 40%

3 BCR 5000-150-8000 4200 52.5%

4 LSG CADRE 4500-125-7000 2800 40%

5 HSG-II CADRE 5000-150-8000 4200 52.5%

6 HSG-I CADRE 6500-175-10500 4200 40%



The above irrational methodology adapted by the 6th CPC for scales at Sl.No.3and 5 has caused much drift in the pay scales. Hence suggestion to remove contention is given in Para 6 below

2. The 6th CPC has merged the pay scale of Group- D, Postman, T/s Postal Assistants and TBOP Postal Assistants into a single pay band. This irrational move of the 6th pay commission will have a very derogatory effect on the immediate supervisors over this cadre like the Postal Assistants and TBOP Postal Assistants both morally and financially. Hence the Postal Assistants should be moved to the pay band PB-2 of the revised scales of the 6th Pay commission corresponding to the pre-revised scale of Rs.5000-150-8000.

3. The 6th CPC has approved the up gradation of scales of the Inspector of Posts Offices(IPO)from Rs.5500-9000 to Rs.7450-11500 of pre-revised scale. This cadre (IPO) does not have any direct bearing on the services being provided to the public. This cadre (IPO) only inspects the work carried out by a Postal Assistant but cannot create any new work. The nature of duties being carried out by the Inspector of Department of Post does not run on parallel lines of that of Inspector of CBDT. If the 6th CPC has considered that the IPO cadre is eligible for prerevised scale in Rs.7450-11500 then the Postal Assistant is eligible for Rs.5000-150-8000 of the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC.

5. The 6th CPC has considered the issues of the Commercial clerks and Transit clerks basing on the basis of the work load and environment but not to the element of graduate entry. The work load and working conditions of the Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants are much worse to that of Commercial clerks and Transit clerks. The Postal Assistants are also eligible for the upgradation correspondingly to the scale of Rs.5000-150-8000 of the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC.

6. The 6th CPC has not mentioned nor suggested any measures for TBOP and BCR financial up gradations. It has simply stated that this Commission has no intention of rectifying these anomalies right from the time of their inception and is of the view that interest of justice will be served if these anomalies are rectified for the present and the future. For many demands of other departments it has suggested for merging or upgradation of scales and accordingly it has merged/upgraded various scales and settled the anomalies. When coming to the Department of Posts except for the Inspectorial cadre, Group-D and Postman cadre it has not mentioned of any mergers/up gradations for the Postal Assistants cadre promotions/financial up gradations namely TBOP and BCR so that the present anomalies gets rectified. Hence it is suggested that the following measures may be taken for remedying the anomalies It is observed that in the VI PAY recommendations the perks of the entire work force was adjusted in two PAY BANDS i.e., PB-1 & PB-2 whereas for UPSC candidates they were awarded with two PAY BANDS besides four additional scales that itself is fundamental anomaly. Moreover, there was a statutory condition that any upward revision of the PAY BAND/GRADEPAY in PB-1/PB-2 should not exceed the NEW SCALE GR A Entry i.e., 8000-275-13500 PB-3 15600-39100 and should be invariably be below this and corrections can be made up to this scale. This itself is a glaring anomaly.

Thus the Postal Assistant does deserve the Pay Band of PB-2 – 9300 – 34800 with Grade Pay of 4200/- as it is a BREAD WINNER CADRE and also for its sustenance and for promotions with hierarchical grade pays as under.

POSTAL ASST.8 S-7 4000-100-6000 PB-2 9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200/-



9 S-8 4500-125-7000 to be

7450-225-11500 PB-2 9300-34800 4600/-LSG

10. S-9 5000-150-8000 to be

7500-250-12000 PB-2 9300-34800 4800/- HSG-II

11. S-11 6500-200-9600 to be

8000-275-13500 PB-2 9300-34800 5400/- HSG-I

It is also observed that the regular promotional avenues are far less when compared to other Department, the Railways maintain 40% to the basic cadre which is very evident in cadre restructuring done recently and similar in hierarchical cadres, same in the case of Defence Civil where the first promotion (LSG) is awarded between 16 to 20 yrs of service in the cadre and second promotion is between 25 and 30 where as in this Department the first promotion itself is awarded after 30 yrs and second promotion after 35 yrs with no financial benefits.

In the above context the following number of posts should be upgraded as promotional posts correlating to the previous proposals scales and allowances.

POSTAL ASSISTANTS TOTAL 86260

LSG 6900 to 32000

HSG – II 2100 to 12800 40% of LSG

HSG - I 1622 to 6400 50% of HSGII

Further it was clearly enunciated in the PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS that whenever there is a promotion one additional increment including Grade Pay besides next higher Grade Pay should be awarded. More over Norm Based Posts are all supervisor Posts carrying much higher responsibilities besides displacement from the Station. Therefore, the above suggestions put forth are JUST and not AVARACIOUS. Besides, special allowances as suggested in Restructuring of Cadres may also be included for Norm Based Promotions.

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Classification Pre-Revised Revised Grade Pay Special Pay Cadre Restructuring

‘C’ Class SOs 4500-125-7000 9300-34800 4600 800 LSG

‘B’&’A’with

5 or less than 5000-150-7000 9300-34800 4800 1600 HSG-II

5 PAS

Office with more

5 PAs but less

Than 10 Pas 7450-225-111500 9300-34800 5400 2400 HSG-I

Offices with more

Than 10 PAs &

Postmasters 7500-250-12000 9300-34800 5400 3000 HSG (G)

It is understood that the Department itself has mooted/proposed to create a separate POSTMASTERS CADRE, therefore in this context it is suggested that for POSTMASTERS HSG (G) as mentioned above, should be placed in a separate Pay Band that is PB-3 of 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs.6100/- besides SPECIAL PAY as mentioned so as to be compensative and attractive.

The pre-revised scale mentioned is to have a clarity as a base, the basic argument is that in any CADRE RESTRUCTURING there should be some kind of monetary benefit as the officials shoulder higher responsibilities like BD activities Executive works etc., besides manning the largest BANKING SYSTEM in the world i.e., P.O.SB and of course attending to normal postal operational duties therefore a postal assistant does a multi-farious functions which is complicated and needs highly intelligent and skilled personal. Further, like in Railways (Running Staff) and Banking Sectors SPECIAL PAY is given and treated as PAY for all purposes including Pension and in recent 6th Pay Commission such special pay stated to be Travel Pay/Travel Allowance for Railways is treated as Pay while fixing the Pay in the revised pay band







The suggestion was extended, since no official who was promoted to Norm Based Posts are benefited

On implementation of MACPs to Postmen Cadre the Grade Pay further extended as shown below

Entry-2000/-, Ist – 2400-, IInd – 2800/-, IIIrd – 4200/- therefore the IIIrd promotee Postman is getting much higher Grade Pay than PA-2400/- and the Norm Based LSG Supervisor -2800/-

This has shattered the entire lengths and breadths of PA cadre and its supervisors, as the supervisor draws less pay than Postman is ignominious to the cadre itself and the very contentions of PA Recruitment rules are simply flouted.



As illustrated above, the MACPs should carry the same benefits as shown below:

Postal Assistant Grade Pay 4200/-

Ist MACP 4600/-

IInd MACP 4800/-

IIIrd MACP 5400/-

The Grade Pay that is 4600/- is obsolete and can be abandoned as the difference between the Grade Pays that 4600/- and 4800/- is just 200/- and awarding such is simply a mockery further the average difference from 4200/- onwards is 600/-

Regarding, P.R.I.(P)s they should be invariably kept at H.S.G.-II with all the benefits mentioned above and similarly, all norm based posts in S.O.s and H.O.s to carry similar benefits.



Regarding ACCOUNTANTS, they can be placed in LSG Cadre with the same special pay benefit and similarly APM ACCOUNTS can be placed in HSG-II Cadre with the Special Pay mentioned.

TREASURERS dealing with cash and stamps of value less than 5 lakhs should be kept in one cadre

TREASURERS dealing with more than 5 lakhs but less that 10 lakhs in an another cadre

TREASURERS dealing with more than 10 lakhs to be treated as CHIEF TREASURER as in BANKS with supportive GRADE PAY &SPECIAL PAY.

THE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS should be placed in higher cadre, as per the above hierarchy

The structure may be as follows

Postal Assistants who are recruited with Inter as Basic qualification are made to perform the following tasks

Software Programmers

System Admins whose work involve maintenance of Networks (LAN/WAN) and continuity, updation of softwares, and other back end operations like maintenance of databases and backups, maintenance of hardware

The tasks performed by the above two cadre of officials can be categorized into the following category of officials in terms of categories presently seen outside the department

Software Engineers/Programmers

Networking Engineers

Systems Administrator

Hardware Engineer

Database Manager

Back-end operators

Troubleshooter

Trainer



The present working setup is Systems Administrator at Head Post Office levels and Systems Manager at Regional levels. But this nomenclature is giving a very bizarre look to the general public.

Hence the following new nomenclature is proposed along with levels and units to be under their control

Software Development Centres

a) Junior Software Engineer: This should be the entry grade for every software developer/programmer. Proposed scale in the pre-revised is Rs. 7500-250-12000.

b) Asst.Software Engineer: This should be the next higher grade after some years of service like 5-7years

c) Software Engineer:

d) Senior Software Engineer:

At Field levels:

a) Officer(IT): His duties should be comprised of Networking Engineers, Systems Administrator, Database Manager, Back-end operators, Troubleshooter, Trainer. The duties Hardware Maintenace should not be included in his duties. He should be made incharge of the HO and its underlying SOs. The proposed scale in the pre-revised scale is Proposed scale is Rs. 7500-250-12000

b) Regional Manager: He is supposed to be at Regional level as justification at DO level cannot be brought out. He is supposed to guide the Officer (IT) of various HOs

c) Senior Manager: He is supposed to be at each Circle level and to guide the Regional managers in implementation of projects

d) Zonal Mangers: This comprises of whole country as zones at southern, northern, western, North Eastern, Central respective

e) Managing Director: At apex le Regarding matching savings

The Savings Bank revenue realisation should not be on slab basis i.e., Rs140/- per account but on percentage basis of 3% on net assets which itself contributes some additional 6000/- crores as in the case of Banking/Insurance Sector. In variably shutting down of all Regional Offices.

Cutting the commission paid to SAS/MPKBY agents by 50% and divert those funds to Departmental Revenue realisation which amounts to nearly 3000/- crores .

THIS UNION FIRMLY REITERATES THAT BOTH POMOTIONAL AVENUES THAT IS MACP SCHEME AND CADRE RESTRUCTURING POMOTIONS SHALL RUN CONCURRENTLY.

If an official gets both the promotions that is NORM BASED and MACP simultaneously/concurrently or separately, having the same PAY BAND and GRADE PAY, to one promotion he should awarded FIXATION OF PAY and GRADE PAY and to the other atleast one additional Increment.



(D.KISHAN RAO)