Friday, 30 March 2012

GDS Refresher

The CHQ, as usual, Committed to the upliftment and emancipation of most downtrodden GDS, has compiled a master guide of current rulings on GDS in the format of Questions and answers for the easy reach of GDS in simple English.

It contains 16 chapters and the first and foremost is about the BOs functioning, duties and responsibilities of GDS.

The Cost of the book has been fixed as Rs. 30/- only (Subsidised). All regular departmental employees/unionists who are committed for GDs cause and also all the GDS should certainly have the book for their reference.

All are requested to place the indent by e-mail in order to dispatch the indent on its arrival from press.

With greetings,

Comradely yours,

(K. V. Sridharan)
General Secretary

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

F. No.12/2/2012-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 27th March, 2012.

Subject:- Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2012 - Birthday of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar.

                      It has been decided to declare Saturday, the 14th April 2012, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.
2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881(26 of 1881).

3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Model Request Letter for Grant of One Increment

Government servants are aware that the Ministry of Finance and Railways, both have already issued orders for grant of one increment in the pre-revised pay scale to nullify the anomaly in respect of central government employees who were in receipt of pre-revised increment between February 2006 to June 2006.
A model requesting the concerned head of Office for grant of one increment and drawal of arrears is published below for ready use by the Officers:




Sir / Madam,
Sub: Officers who were due to get heir annual increment between February to June during 2006 – Grant of additional increment as one time measure- Request   for   sanction and drawal of arrears  – Reg.
Kind reference is invited to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No.10/02/2011- E.III/A dated 19th March, 2012 wherein all the central government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 were granted one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and there after next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 (Copy enclosed for ready reference).
I wish to submit that my increment in pre revised pay scale  was on __________ and hence, in terms of the above Office Memorandum, I am eligible for one additional increment in pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and also eligible for  next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.
In view of above submission,  I request that  one additional increment may kindly be granted and my pay may please be fixed  as stipulated in above O.M. and that the arrears of pay and allowance may kindly be drawn and paid to me at an early date.

Thanking you ,
Yours Faithfully,

Source :

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Revision of Interest Rates for Small Savings Schemes with Effect from 1st April 2012

Based on the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Shyamala Gopinath Committee for Comprehensive Review of National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), the interest rates for small saving schemes are to be notified every financial year, before 1st April of that year.  Accordingly, the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the financial year 2012-13 effective from 1.4.2012, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under:
Rate of Interest w.e.f. 1.12.2011
Rate of Interest w.e.f. 1.4.2012
Savings Deposit
1 year Time Deposit
2 year Time Deposit
3 year Time Deposit
5 year Time Deposit
5 year Recurring Deposit
5 year SCSS
5 year MIS
5 year NSC
10 year NSC

Necessary notifications, including those requiring amendments to rules of small savings schemes will be notified separately.
Download Office Memorandum dated 26.03.2012
Source : PIB dtd 26/03/2012

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
23-March-2012 19:37 IST
Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2012 representing an increase of 7% over the existing rate of 58% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. 
The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. 

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs.7474.53 crore per annum and Rs.8720.32 crore in the financial year 2012-13 (i.e. for a period of 14 months from January, 2012 to February, 2013). 

Central Govt raises DA by 7 %

Central Govt raises DA by 7 percent point, to cost Rs 7500 cr extra

In a relief to its employees and pensioners on account of inflation, the central government on Friday decided to give a seven per cent increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 7,500 crore.
The new DA rate of 65 per cent of basic pay against 58 per cent earlier will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2012, sources said.
The decision, was taken by the Union Cabinet, they added.
It will benefit about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners. The government periodically hikes the DA, which is linked to consumer price index for industrial workers. The CPI is hovering around 7 per cent.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.

Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012


Subject:— Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.

In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, there will be a uniform date of annual increment, viz. 1st July of every year.  Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007.

2. The Staff Side has represented on this issue and has requested that those employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 01.01.2006 in the pre-revised scale.

3. On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under Rule 10 of these Rules, those central government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1 .2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and there after will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. The pay of the eligible employees may be re-fixed accordingly.

4, In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Account Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

(Renu Jani)


Courtesy :

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


D.G. Posts No. 17-17/2000-GDS dated 09Mar 2012.

A reference is invited in this Directorate letters of even number dated 14 Dec 2010 and 01 Aug 2011 vide which the scheme for engagement of GDS on compassionate grounds with merit points & procedure for selection as modified was circulated and made effective for all the compassionate engagement cases to be considered on or after 01.01.2011.

2. The scheme has recently been reviewed in this Directorate and in partial modification in the existing provisions of the Scheme, the following provisions are hereby ordered to be substituted with the approval of the competent authority:

(a) The attribute of assessing indigence appearing at Ser 7- Educational Qualification of Applicant on Page 3 of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDSdated 14.12.2010 is deleted.

(b) The attribute of assessing indigence appearing at Ser 2- Outstanding liabilities for Education/Marriage of dependent children on Page-2 of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDSdated 14.12.2010 is substituted as under:

20 for two or more dependent children
For education of children
15 for one dependent child
20 for two or more dependent daughter
For marriage of daughters
15 for one dependent daughter

(c) The attribute of assessing indigence appearing at Ser 6-Discharge Benefits i.e Ex-gratia gratuity ,Severance Amount, Service Discharge benefits under NPS Lite and Group Insurance Benefits received by family on Page 3 of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDSdated 14.12.2010 is substituted as under:

Slabs for benefits on discharge
Rs. 75000 & below
Below Rs. 150000 but above Rs. 75000
Rs. 150000 & above.

(d) The word “Proposed” appearing under Criteria 1,3,5,& 6 on page 2&3 of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDSdated 14.12.2010 may be taken as deleted.

(e) Apart from the above cases where the wife of the deceased GDS has applied for compassionate engagement for her, she shall get 15 additional points as grace points. This is the line with the general principle that the widow needs to be give preference for compassionate engagement. Such grace points shall not be permissible in the widower applicant.

3. All other provisions contained in the Scheme dated 14.12.2010as further modified under letter of even number dated 01.08.2011 shall continue to apply as already prescribed and all compassionate engagement shall be approved with in the ambit of the prescribed Scheme only. It is reiterated that the existing criteria of 50 Points and above for adjudging hard and deserving cases stands.

4. The above changes shall take effect from the date of application of the original Scheme. All cases which were considered & rejected by the CRC based on the earlier provisions of the new Scheme may be reconsidered afresh based on application of the revised criteria within the time frame allowed under Para7 (e) of the Directorate’s letter No. 17-17/2010-GDSdated 14.12.2010 as fresh cases subject to availability of vacancies in the division concerned in view of removal of ceiling of 10% already without further reference to this Directorate.

5. Pursuant to the provisions now revised where the widow now applies for the compassionate engagement following rejection of the case of one of her child case may also be taken as a fresh case to be considered as per the new Scheme as modified. Thus before the already rejected cases are reconsidered the widow may be given an option to be exercised in writing within one month of date of receipt of the communication to be issued by the Circle treating the application of her child as withdrawn & consideration of her application afresh to follow in due course . Where such as option is exercised, the already rejected application of her child may be considered and her fresh application may be got processed expeditiously.
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS)

Friday, 9 March 2012

Enhancement of cost of memento presented to the retiring officials

The Chief Postmaster General, TN Circle, Chennai – 600 002 vide his letter no. WLF/2-304/1 dated 29.02.11  conveyed that the Circle Postal Staff Welfare Board is pleased to increase the cost of mementos presented to the retiring departmental officials from Rs.1000/- to Rs.2000/-and for GDS officials from Rs.400/- to Rs.800/- with effect from 01.04.2012.

There is no change in the accounting procedure. 

To honour the retiring officials the memento should be presented to the officials retiring on superannuation as well as on voluntary basis.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

தடையில்லா நிரந்தர இலவச மின்சாரம்!

             அணுமின்சாரம் வேண்டுமா? வேண்டாமா? என காரசாரமாக விவாதித்து வரும் இவ்வேளையில் இந்த தடையில்லா நிரந்தர இலவச மின்சாரத்தை பற்றிய பதிவு விழிப்புணர்வை ஏற்படுத்தும் என நம்புகிறேன்.

                இன்று வருடத்தின் பெரும்பாலான நாட்கள் சூரிய ஒளியையே காண முடியாத ஐரோப்பிய நாடுகளில், சூரிய கதிர்களால் செயல்படும் மின்சார சக்தியை வெற்றிகரமாக செயல்படுத்தி வருகிறார்கள். இங்கு இங்கிலாந்தில் இது பிரபலமாகிக் கொண்டிருக்கிறது. தமிழகமோ அனல் பறக்கும் சூரிய ஒளிக்கதிர்களை கொண்டிருந்தும் இந்த சூரிய ஒளிக்கதிர்களால் இயங்கும் மின்சாரத்தை அமல்படுத்தவில்லை. ஒரு சதுர மீட்டர் கொள்ளளவில் படுகின்ற சூரிய ஒளிக்கதிரால் ஒரு நாளைக்கு 1௦௦௦ வாட்ஸ் மின்சாரத்தை பெற முடியும். இதற்கு நாம் சோலார் பனல் எனப்படும் தகடுகளை நம் வீட்டின் கூரையிலோ அல்லது நன்கு சூரிய ஒளிக்கதிர்கள் படும் இடத்திலோ பொருத்தினால் போதும்.

                   இதனால் சாதாரணமாக ஒரு வீட்டிற்கு தேவைப்படும் மின்சாரத்தை பெற முடியும். ஆனால் Air conditioner போன்ற அதிக மின்சாரம் தேவைப்படும் இடங்களுக்கு இவையால் முழு மின்சாரத்தையும் வழங்க முடியாது. இங்கிலாந்தில் நம் வீட்டில் நாம் உற்பத்தி செய்யும் மின்சாரத்திற்கு அரசே பணம் தருகிறது. அதாவது நாம் பயன்படுத்தும் மின்சாரத்திற்கும் சேர்த்து.

                இங்கிலாந்தில் இதன் வருமானத்தை கருத்தில் கொண்டு, பெரிய நிறுவனங்கள் வீட்டின் கூரைகளை ஒப்பந்த்தபடி பெற்று அதில் இந்த சோலார் பனல்களை நிறுவி, அதிலிருந்து வரும் வருமானத்தை பெற்றுக் கொள்கிறார்கள். வீட்டின் உரிமையாளர் தேவையான மின்சாரத்தை பயன்படுத்திக்கொள்ளலாம்.

                 நாமும்  இத்திட்டத்தை அமல் படுத்தினால் அரசின் மின்சாரத்தையே சார்ந்திருக்க வேண்டிய அவசியமில்லை. காற்றாலை மூலம் தயாரிக்கப்படும் மின்சாரம் நன்கு காற்று வீசினால்தான் நிறைய உற்பத்தியாகும். ஆனால் சூரிய ஒளிக்கதிர்கள் என்றுமே அடிப்பதால் தினமும் இது மின்சாரத்தை உற்பத்தி செய்யும். இதன் ஒரே பிரச்சினை என்னவென்றால், இதன் ஆரம்ப கட்ட முதலீடு அதிகமாக இருக்கும். இதற்கு இந்தியாவில் எவ்வளவு பணம் ஆகும் என தெரியவில்லை. இங்கிலாந்தில் சுமார் பத்து லட்சம் ரூபாயாகிறது.

                      இனி இது செயல்படும் விதத்தை பார்ப்போம்:

                     இந்த   சோலார் தகடுகள் சூரிய ஒளியை DC கரண்ட்டாக மாற்றி விடும். பின்னர் இது நம் உபயோகத்திற்கு தேவையான AC கரண்ட்டாக மாற்றப்பட்டு நம் வீட்டில் ஏற்கனவே இருக்கிற Switch board இல் இணைக்கப்படும்.  இது உற்பத்தி செய்கின்றதைவிட அதிக மின்சாரம் தேவைப்பட்டால், அது அரசின் மின்சாரத்தை எடுத்துக்கொள்ளும். அதே சமயம் நம் தேவையைவிட அதிகமாக வரும் மின்சாரம், அரசின் மின் கம்பத்திற்கு மீட்டரின் வழியே சென்று விடும். இதனால் நாம் அரசிற்கு எவ்வளவு மின்சாரம் வழங்கியுள்ளோம் என தெரிந்து கொள்ளலாம். அதற்கான பணத்தை அரசு வழங்கிவிடும்.

                  தமிழகத்தில் எதையெல்லாமோ இலவசமாக வழங்குகிறார்கள்.  இப்படி உருப்படியானவற்றை இலவசமாக வழங்கலாம்! அல்லது மானியங்கள் கொடுக்கலாம். மிச்சி, கிரைண்டர் என கொடுத்து விட்டு மின்சாரத்தை சரியாக வழங்கமாட்டார்கள்! தமிழக முதல்வர்  இந்த மின் திட்டத்தை அமல் படுத்தி உண்மையிலேயே புரட்சி தலைவி ஆவாரா?

- நன்றி: திரு செல்வராஜ்

Saturday, 3 March 2012


A meeting of the Departmental Council (JCM) under the Chairpersonship of Secretary(Posts) was held on 10.02.2012. The following were present:
Official Side
Staff Side
1. Ms. Manjula Prasher, Secretary(P)
& Chairperson, Departmental Council(JCM)
2. Ms. Yesodhara Menon, Member(P)
3. Ms. Suneeta Trivedi, Member(Plg.)
4. Shri Santosh Gauriar, Member(O)
5. Kalpana Tiwari, CGM MB&O
6. Shri S.K. Sinha, CGM PLI
7. Shri Tilak De, DDG(MM&Estates)
8. Shri V.P. Singh, DDG(Estt.)
9. Shri Salim Haque, DDG(P)
10. Ms. Aindri Anurag, DDG(PO&CP)
11. Shri A.S. Prasad, DDG(FS)
12. Shri V.K. Tiwary, DDG(R&P)
13. Shri Subhash Chander,
1. Shri K.V. Sridharan,Leader
2. Shri Giriraj Singh,
3. Shri M. Krishnan,
4. Shri D. Theagarajan
5. Shri D. Kishan Rao
6. Shri Ishwar Singh Dabas
7. Shri T. N. Rahate
8. Shri P. Suresh
9. Shri Pranab Bhattacharjee
10. Shri A.H. Siddiqui
11. Shri K. Ragavendra
12. Shri S. Karunanidhi
13. Shri Surinder Pal
The meeting started with introductory remarks of the Chairperson wherein she apprised of the staff side about the proposal of recognition of federations heaving been taken up for consideration and approval of the competent authority. This was followed by the staff side thanking the Chairperson for convening the meeting as per the schedule. Thereafter agenda items were taken up for discussion. The gist of discussions held during the meeting is as follows:-
Annexure – I
1. Long distance schedules of MMS
The staff side was apprised of the instructions having been issued to Heads of Circles on 15.06.2010 to increase the utilization of vehicles by extending the existing schedules up to 300 kms. The position about clearance of Ministry of Finance regarding purchase of new vehicles as also replacement of old vehicles happening much faster was also explained to the staff side.
The contention of the staff side was that the aforesaid instructions are not being observed and it was agreed to reiterate the said instructions.
2. Diversion of MMS vehicles
The staff side averred that the vehicles allotted to MMS for operational purposes were diverted to Circle/Regional offices, which is adversely affecting the efficiency of mail delivery. They desired issue of strict instructions in the matter so that vehicles are used for the purpose for which they are procured.
The instructions issued in this regard by the Department from time to time were brought to the notice of the staff side with an understanding to reiterate the instructions once again.
3. Holding of examination for filling up the posts of AMM in MMS
The staff side pointed out delay in finalization of Rules of Recruitment for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS, with a request to finalise it on priority. The Chairperson advised the official side to complete the pending action in regard to finalization of Recruitment Rules within 2 months.
4. Holding of DPC for filling up the posts of Deputy Manager MMS
It was agreed to complete the process within 2 months.
5. Appointment to the grade of Supdt. Stg. In RMS
The contention of the staff side was that the 4 posts of Supdt. Sorting in RMS which were meant for general line officials are either manned by ASPs or by PSS/PMS Group B officials. Further, the Circles in which these posts exist are also not known. During discussions, a reference was also made to 4 posts of AD (Recruitment) out of which 3 are lying vacant. Besides requesting for filling up of the above posts, the staff side mentioned about their merger with main stream of Group B posts and increasing quota of General line officials from the existing 6% to a higher percentage.
The Chairperson advised the Personnel Division to find out the availability of posts and to fill all the posts meant for general line officials from that category only within three months.
6. Acute shortage of ‘C’ Bags
The staff side was explained that for the year 2011-2012, much of the supply has already started and there are only 2 companies which are yet to start it. Further, action has already been initiated to ensure timely supply of bags for 2012-2013 & 2013-2014. The staff side was also apprised about the constitution of a Committee which will consider decentralization of procurement of stores of other than prescribed sizes, and the Committee will submit its report within one month.
7. Change of nomenclature of cleaners in MMS
Redesignation of Cleaner as Helpers may go against their interest and, therefore, it was agreed to drop the item.
8. Change of Recruitment Rules ensuring parity in recruitment to the posts of Postmen and Mailguards in the Department of Posts
The Recruitment Rules for the posts of Postmen and Mailguards have been revised and notified in the Gazette of India after due deliberations. In the background of the above, the item is treated as closed.
9. Recruitment in the cadre of erstwhile Group D upgraded as Multi Skilled Employees in the Department of Posts
In the background of Revised Rules of MTS it was agreed to close the item.
10. Providing additional hand to single handed offices due to decentralization of RD Work etc.
The staff side drew attention to the agreement reached in an earlier meeting of the Departmental Council (JCM) in 2006 in the wake of which a Sub Committee was constituted, which submitted its report in favour of the proposal. In turn, it was explained to them that norms for the work of decentralized schemes like RD/MIS have already been finalized and further, redeployment was within the power of the CPMSG.
11. Implementation of recommendations of the 5th CPC with regard to payment of cash handling allowance to treasurers and Asst. Treasurers in Post Offices.
The Staff Side was informed that the proposal was taken up with the Ministry of Finance in 2010 but it was not agreed to. However, it was decided to once again take up the matter with the Ministry of Finance.
12. Payment of OSA and other benefits to MMS staff on par with RMS Staff.
The proposal of the Staff Side was agreed to. Order in this regard will be issued shortly.
13. Allot 19% Group B vacancies for General line and permit all Group C officials in Postal, RMS, Admn. And Postal A/Cs with minimum 20 years of service to appear in the exam by dispensing with present reservation of posts to RMS & Admn. Staff.
It was agreed to constitute a Committee which will look into the matter (other than Postal Accounts) and submit its report within 2 months.
14. ACP Scheme to wiremen and electrical staff.
In the background of instructions issued by the Department vide No. 2-13/2009/PCC dated 12.08.2012, it was agreed to close the item.
15. Streamlining the work of Cash Certificates and causing uniform work procedure.
The staff side was informed about the norms having been issued on 26.04.2010, a copy of which was supplied.
16. Anomaly in the preparation of PA gradation list. Date of confirmation should not be taken now and d ate of appointment be taken for construing seniority. Fixing seniority based on the date of confirmation in unconstitutional and discriminatory and dropping of confirmation examination.
It was agreed to refer the matter to the Committee constituted to consider item No.13.
17. Ensure speedy verification of caste.
It was agreed to reiterate the instructions of DOPT to the Maharashtra Circle.
18. Merger of Despatch Riders with the Drivers.
In the background of different rules of recruitment for the post of Despatch Riders and Drivers, the proposal could not be agreed to.
19. Allowing lift operators to sit for the LGO examination.
It was explained that it was a different category altogether and thus it would not be possible to allow the Lift Operators to sit for LGO examination.
Annexure -2
1.Non absorption of Lift Operators
Referring to the case of 5 Lift operators working at Howrah Post Office building, the Staff Side was informed that it appeared to be a case of absorption of Casual Labourers and not Lift operators and therefore it was agreed to drop the item.
2. Relaxation of educational qualification in respect of widow applicant for compassionate appointment.
The staff side was apprised of the position that prior to implementation of the recommendations of 6th CPC, in case of widows the provision to relax the educational qualification existed subject to the condition that it would not adversely affect the work. The above clause has been found missing in the 6th CPC recommendation and, therefore, its continuance thereafter will be ascertained from the Department of Personnel & Training.
3. Request for correct identification of Speed Post Hubs.
The staff side was informed that selection of Speed Post Hubs was done as part of Mail Network Optimisation Project after a comprehensive study of the network and taking into account mail volume Air/Rail/Road connectivity into account. In regard to Asansol, the Chairperson explained her discussions with the CPMG West Bengal in which he was asked to increase the mail business during the next 3 months and the position will be reviewed thereafter. The point of Guntakal having better connectivity then Kurnool this justifying its identity as hub was also mentioned by the staff side. M B division will have this examined.
4. Request to issue instructions to the Heads of Circles to follow the Directorate order in respect of Speed Post Norms.
The instructions have already been issued and therefore it was agreed to drop the item. A copy of the instructions will, however, be made available to the staff side.
5. Request to extend the Station Tenure to Senior Manager Cadre in MMS.
The proposal of the Staff Side that rotational transfers should be done on time, was agreed to by the Chairperson.
6. Incentive structure for handling UIDAI (Aadhar) cards to the PO staff.
The contention of the staff side was that Aadhar Cards were being handed over to the Postmen for delivery along with other dak which form part of their normal duties without considering their limitations in this regard. Mention was also made about higher rate of incentive being paid in Andhra Pradesh Circle with a request to follow it in other Circles.
It was clarified to the staff side that there is a provision to ensure delivery of Aadhar Cards within 15 days from the date of booking and it was quite a relaxed condition, in comparison to other Speed Post articles. In the matter of payment of incentive, the Chairperson agreed to reiterate the instructions in relation to Speed Post articles (including Aadhar) of the Department to all Heads of Circles. Higher incentive cannot be approved.
7. Reassessment of the Role of the Office Supdts. Working in Circle Administrative offices including the office of the DPLI and upgradation of them as the holder of Gazetted Group-B posts.
It was not agreed to. The item may be closed.
8. Promotion of senior most HSG-I in each regional office as office Supdt.
It was not agreed to. The item may be closed.
9. Release the Pension/DCRG of employees against whom minor penalty proceedings concluded after retirement.
In the light of instructions having been issued by the Department and reiterated vide letter dated 10.02.2012, it was agreed to close the item.
10. Pay protection to employees who seek transfer to a lower post under FR 15(a)/transfer under Rule 38.
It was agreed to have a relook into the matter.
11. Construction of Departmental Buildings for Postal Accounts Offices at Hyderabad, Trivandrum and Patna.
The Staff side was informed that all the 3 projects will be considered for construction during the 12th Plan period, subject to availability of funds.
12. To fill up the time scale Driver Post at MMS.
It was agreed to have a relook into the matter of filling up of all residual vacancies of Drivers in the MMS.
13. Revival of Bandel and Barasat RMS in West Bengal Circle.
The staff side contented that the closure of these offices was against the agreement reached with them and requested for their revival. The staff side was explained that in view of the networking exercise, L1 and L2 has to be followed and therefore this item become irrelevant. It was further clarified that in the wake of networking exercise, number of mail offices with less than 10,000 mails are being allowed to continue. In the light of the above discussions, the item is treated as closed.
14. Problem arisen subsequent on centralization of Tax related work at HO in S.B.Branch.
The staff side was apprised that TDS is a mandatory income tax requirement and is part of the statutory requirement when commission is paid to agents. There is every possibility that the issues raised by them will be sorted out by the new software. It was further stated that in case the issue does not get resolved with the new Financial Services software, this would be examined separately.
15. Posting of in charge of BPC – regarding.
It was agreed to look into the matter.
16. Request for procurement and supply of scanner to HOs and SOs in Maharashtra Circle effecting MSEDEL bills on e-payment.
The staff side was informed that the matter had been discussed with the CPMG Maharashtra Circle and the possibilities were being explored to split the existing Barcode of Maharashtra State Electricity Board so that it comes within 12 digit Bar code reader. It was also explained that the Department would not be in a position to procure scanner so as to suit the requirement of different organizations, utilizing the services of the Post Office. In the background of the above, the item was closed.
17. Delivery/Remarks on Speed Post articles pertaining to Pass Port - Clarifications sought for.
After discussions, it was agreed to reiterate the instructions of the Department to all concerned.
18. Irregularities in the accounting procedure in Post Offices – case of Delhi Circle.
It was agreed to look into the matter.
19. Postal Assistant Direct recruitment – compulsory education in regional language – regarding.
The staff side was informed that in the new recruitment rules for PA/SA, the condition has been changed as regional language/Hindi. After detailed discussions, it was agreed to close the item.
20. Reduction of tenure in the Naxalite threat areas in Baster division, Chattisgarh circle.
The staff side was informed that the issue falls within the purview of the Circle Office.
21. Holding of JAO part II Examination – regarding.
It was informed to the staff side that the matter was earlier taken up with the Ministry of Law & Justice and is now under consideration in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training. It was also stated that in case of eligible candidates, the examination may be conducted without much delay.
22. Arbitrary & irregular Audit objection and recovery of licence fee from the officials provided with rent free recommendation.
In the wake of instructions issued by the CPMG West Bengal, it was agreed to drop the item.
23. Removal of age limit for appearing in IPO exam.
After detailed discussions it was agreed to drop the item.
24. Evolution of norms for all duties performed my Multi tasking staff (erstwhile Group-D).
The staff side was informed that norms for all the duties performed by MTS are being evolved.
25. Creation of justified additional posts while implementing new system for delivery work and allowing postmen to write correct remarks for non delivery.
The issue is under examination by the Postmen Committee, under the Chairpersonship of CGM PLI.
26. Grant of uniform and kit maintenance allowances.
The fact of the matter having been taken up with the Department of Personnel & Training vide letter dated 02.02.2012 was brought to the notice of the staff side.
27. Providing Security to cash overseers.
The staff side was informed that the present cash limits are not so high to provide for the security and further the Circle Heads would be instructed to ensure adherence to the line limits by all concerned. It was also agreed to examine the feasibility of raising line limits and to provide security guards in the Post Offices located in highly sensitive areas. The issue of utilizing services of the bank branches located in the area will also be examined.
28. Incentive to Mail overseers for procuring PRLI Business.
It was agreed to issue a clarification to the effect that Mail Overseers are also eligible for incentives on par with other departmental officials and depending upon the suitability, they can be engaged for this work.
29. Weight and size limit of express post parcels delivery of by Postmen.
It was agreed to reiterate the existing instructions on the subject to all Heads of Circles.
30. To keep status quo in the post of Departmental Stamp Vendor.
The staff side was informed that the issue is covered by the standing instructions on utilization of surplus manpower and redeployment of posts and therefore, the plea to maintain status quo cannot be approved.
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