Saturday, May 31, 2014

Modi Government all set to implement performance based incentives for Govt. Employees

 Following its mantra of maximum governance and minimum government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may implement performance-based incentives schemes for central government employees.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is slated to give a detailed presentation on Performance-Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS), which was recommended by Sixth Pay Commission and accepted by the UPA government, to the prime minister soon, officials said. PRIS could not be implemented by the UPA government which had given its “in-principle” approval.

DoPT is likely to outline the salient features of the scheme aimed at improving governance in its presentation to Modi. “The detailed guidelines will be put in place after prime minister gives his go-ahead to it,” a senior DoPT official said.

As per the draft guidelines framed during UPA’s tenure, performance-related incentive will bepayable taking into account the performance of the organisation and employees during the period under consideration. There are about 50 lakh central government employees.

“PRIS may prove to be a big game changer for improving governance and delivering maximum output. The prime minister may incorporate some new features,” the official said.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Chief PMG Kerala retiring today

Smt. Shanthi.S.Nair, Chief PMG Kerala retired on superannuation today after a short stint as Chief PMG Kerala. Association wishes Madam a very happy and healthy retired life. The office bearers of the Association  under the leadership of our President Sri. R.Venunathan Pillai and CS Sri. Nandakumar visited Mam in her chamber today morning and extended a formal farewell. A memento was also presented to Madam as a token of our love and affection. 

Association office bearers along with Chief PMG in her chamber

A memento being presented to Madam on behalf of the Association

Final day in office

CBS Go-Live inauguration at Neyyattinkara HO, Kerala Circle

Smt. Shanti S Nair, Chief Postmaster General, Kerala Circle inaugurated the CBS Go-Live function of Neyyattinkara HO on 29.05.2014.  Smt. Sumathi Ravichandran, Postmaster General (Business Development) and Sri. A Thomas Lourduraj, Director Postal Services (HQ) were present in the function.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

CAT case before Hyderabad Bench for grant GP of 5400 on completion of 4 years in 4800-Update

15 Gr. B Officers and ASPs who have completed 4 years of service in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- of Andhra Pradesh Circle has already filed OA No. 296 in Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad Bench on 17/3/2014. 

The applicants have stated in their OA that when a Gr. B officer completes four years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- is eligible to get GP of Rs.5400/-. While so, the applicants are holding Gr. B gazette post (Offg. PS Gr. B and ASP cadre) and completed 4 years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- and they are now eligible for financial upgradation in the GP of Rs. 5400/-. 

While making the enquiry of this case at Directorate for non filling reply to OA, it is learnt that the matter have already been referred to MOF on 7/5/2014 and their say is awaited. 

Unions & Associations in action for filling 7th CPC questionnaire

The sheer pace of the 7th CPC has impressed the central Government employees so much that their expectations have started to grow.

It has come to our knowledge that a number of unions and associations are seriously involved in filling up the questionnaires prepared and sent by the 7th CPC. It is also well known that on behalf of the National Council JCM Staff Side, the questionnaire had already been filled with the approval of all members and has been sent. (Click here to view the reply)
There is no uniform pay scale or promotion hierarchy for the Central Government employees. The departments functioning under each Ministry are evaluated separately. Promotions and pay scales are decided based on the post/category of the employees in each of those departments. Based on these segregations, the employee unions/associations of each department are preparing their Memorandums containing their demands and issues.
Various unions and associations of each of these departments are currently preparing their own memorandums to send to the 7th CPC. These memorandums also contain their long-standing demands and expectations.

It can be inferred that these memorandums, prepared by various associations of employees starting with Group ‘C’, right up to the Gazetted Officers Association, reflect their thoughts and demands.

Pensioners Associations are also participating in this in large numbers. It shows the fact that they believe that their requirements will be fulfilled by this Pay Commission.
The 7th Pay Commission is offering this rare opportunitythat was not given in the previous Pay Commissions. Each issue has a number of different perspectives. This could lead to a consensus-based decision that appeases all. It is a healthy trend to watch so many people vying with each other to present their opinions and suggestions.
There is special curiosity and eagerness to read the Memorandums of some of the important Central Government and railway employee federations.
Given below are the links to some of the most prominent Central Government employee unions and associations:

Directorate seeks clarifications on the merger proposal submitted by the Association

No. 25-35/2011-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications and IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001
Date : 19th May 2014
The General Secretary,
All India Association of Inspectors and
Assistant Superintendents, Posts,
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony,
Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi – 110 054.
Subject : Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre – Proposal regarding.
          Kindly refer to your letter No. GS/AIAIASP/Merger ASP/2013 dated 20.11.2013 and 21.04.2014 on the subject mentioned above.
2.       In this regard, this is to inform that the proposal submitted by your Association has been examined in detail with the following observations:
(i)          It was intimated in the proposal that there is a matching saving for the proposal as there would be an additional expenditure of Rs. 66,86,100/- per annum against the saving of Rs. 69,25,100/- per annum. This means a net saving of Rs. 2,39,700/- per annum. However, while this may be true in the long run, at present there would be no matching saving, as pay will have to be protected for the 679 ASPs till they get promoted to PS Gr. B Grade, while additional expenditure of Rs. 66,86,100/- would start immediately Savings will start accruing only after the 679 ASPs working on the ASP posts downgraded to IPs get promoted to PS Gr. B Grade which will take a very long time. Thus, it is not correct to say that the case has matching savings.

(ii)         The proposed down gradation of 679 ASPs (Sub Division) to IP (Sub Division) would create technical problems as ASPs cannot be posted on IPs Posts. Otherwise, they would have to be reverted which is not permissible. The proposal, thus, would only be beneficial for the senior 1311 ASPs and at the same time detrimental to the remaining 679 ASPs who may suffer reversion. Further, on upgradation of the ASPs Posts to PS Gr. B there would be two or more Gr. B officers in Gr. B Divisions. Then, there would be a problem / issue of reporting and also that who amongst them would head the Division.  This would ultimately create complicated situation and may not, thus, be administratively viable.
(Note :- the number of ASP Sub Divisions has been ascertained from the Circles and the matching savings have been re-calculated on the basis of information received from the Circles)
3.       Therefore, it is requested to furnish your comments / clarifications on the above mentioned observations for further examination of the proposal at the earliest.
Yours faithfully,
(Tarun Mittal)
Assistant Director General (PE-I)

PS : All Circle Secretaries / CHQ office bearers and members are requested to submit their comments in detailed to GS by email 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

President joins as SP PSD

Our newly elected President Sri. R.Venunathan Pillai has been transferred and posted as SP, PSD Trivandrum with additional charge of SP TVM South Division. He assumed charge yesterday itself. All the very best to our President in his new venture....

Transfer & Postings/Adhoc promotions in JTS Group A and PS Group B

Vide order No.ST/1/1/4/14 dated .5.14 CO has issued the following orders  of transfer/adhoc promotions:


1. S/Sri. Joseph Rahul, SSP Ernakulam to be DDM(PLI) CO TVM
2.L.K.Gangadaran. DDM(PLI) CO to be SSRM RMS TV Dn
3. M.Mohandas, SSRM TV to be SSP Kollam
4. M.Sasindran, Offg. SSP Kollam to be APMG(Tgy & Dev), CO TVM
5. K.V.Vijayakumar, Offg. APMG (Tgy & Dev) to be APMG(Staff & Vig), CO TVM
6.C.R.Ramakrishnan, APMG(S&V) to be SSP, Trivandrum North Dn.


1.Sri. V.T.Lenin, SP Ottappalam promoted on adhoc basis to JTS Group A and posted as SSP Ernakulam Dn.


1.Sri. E.V.Sugunan, ASP, RMS EK Dn promoted on adhoc basis to PS Group B and allotted to NR

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

42nd Biennial Circle Conference- pictures speaks for themselves....

Members waiting for the boat for proceeding to the venue

On the way to the venue

Boat journey to the venue

Newly elected President & Secretary at the venue

CWC members at the venue

Hearty Welcome to DPS(Central Region) Kochi

Audience in the subject committee

Another Section of the audience

GB in full swing

Newly elected office bearers along with former President

Subject Committee in progress

Open Session begins with a prayer

Chief Guests of the Open Session along  with President Sri. Krishnaswamy

 Sri. S.Ramamurthy, DPS(CR) inaugurating the Open Session

The might of the South- the winning Southern Region Team

Fought hard but.. the Central Region Team

Our lady members along with Mrs. Ramamurthy

Nothing official about it.. our former CS with DPS(CR)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Glimpses of the 42nd Biennial Circle Conference held at Kannamali

Our former CS Sri. Ajith Kurian delivering his farewell speech

The venue-Michaels Land Resort

CWC in full swing

Chief Guest Sri. S.Ramamurthy delivering the key note address

Newly elected President Sri. Venunathan Pillai  addressing the members along with our new CS Sri.Nandakumar and our former President Sri. T.M.Krishnaswamy

Our former Treasurer Sri. K.Manoj presenting the accounts

Yet another historic conference- new office bearers elected at Kannamali

Kochi witnessed yet another mega event in the form of the 42nd Biennial Circle Conference of the Association at the exotic venue-Michaels Land Resort Kannamali, on the 24th & 25th May, 2014. The pre-conference working committee was held on the 24th at 3.00 PM in which about 30 members participated. Accommodation was arranged for all the CWC members in and around the venue.

 The CWC was followed by a series of entertainment, games and sports. In the keenly contested football match held at the venue between Central Region and Southern Region, Central Region emerged winners with the scoreline 3-2.  Our members also tried their luck with fishing at the venue. The sporting events were followed by a ganamela in which all our members under the leadership of Sri. Rajeev Cherukad participated actively. 

General Body and subject committee was held on the next day (25.5.14) at 11.00 hours. Inspite of some inconveniences like disruption of rail traffic in the morning, nearly 80 members participated in this mega event. Our Circle President Sri. T.M.Krishnaswamy presided over the subject committee and led the members in the detailed deliberations. Our Circle Secretary, Sri. Ajith Kurian enlightened the members on the various issues listed in the agenda. As many as four resolutions were drafted by the Committee of Resolutions under the Chairmanship of Sri. P.K.Sivadasan and unanimously passed by the House. All other items were discussed threadbare and decisions taken on all the issues. Election of the new office bearers was conducted in a cordial atmosphere. Accepting the proposal mooted by our CS Sri. Ajith Kurian, the House agreed to usher in a new team of office bearers to lead the Association for the next two years. The following members were unanimously elected as office bearers for the term 2014-2016:

President- Sri. R.Venunatha Pillai, OSD, CO TVM
Circle Secretary-Sri. S.Nandakumar,IP, Kollam RMS
Vice President-Sri. P.K.Sivadasan, ASP Kannur Sub Dn
Treasurer-Sri. C.I.Joymon, IP, TGY, RO Kochi
Asst Secretary(1)- Sri. Rajeev.J.Cherukad-IP, Palai 
                       (2)-Smt. G.Jyolsna, ASP, Calicut South Sub Dn
Org. Secretary (1)- Sri. N.Anilkumar, ASP(HQ), Thalassery Dn
                         (2)-Sri. A.K.Prasanth, IP, Paravur Sub Dn.
                        (3)- Sri. G.Gopakumar, ASP(HQ), TVM(S) Dn
Auditor-Sri. M.K.Prakash, ASP, Kavaratty

The Subject Committee was followed by the Open Session in which Sri. S.Ramamurthy, DPS(CR) was the Chief Guest. Other invitees included Sri. N.R.Giri, SSP, Aluva representing the Kerala Officers Association,Sri. Narasimha Naicken, SP Lakshwadeep and Sri. P.A.Mathew, former President of the Association. Our Chief Guest Sri. Ramamurthy captivated and inspired the audience by his key note address wherein he took the members through the various phases of his career right from his entry into the Department as PA and till the present post of DPS. The Open Session was followed by a Tug of War contest between Southern Region and Central Region in which the Southern Region emerged winners. 

 Association conveys its gratitude to Sri. Ramamurthy and his wife and also to all other special invitees for having accepted our invitation and becoming a part of this mega event. Special thanks also goes out to all our dear members for having participated actively in the two day conference and for having made this event a grand success.Special thanks goes out to Sri. Anto.G.Manalil, and Sri. B.Padmakumar for identifying this unique venue and making all arrangements for making our Conference an event to cherish.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

DPS(HQ) and DPS(CR) to be Chief Guests for the Open Session

As all members are aware, preparations are in full swing for holding the 42nd Biennial Circle Conference of our Association on 24th and 25th May, 2014 at Kannamali, Kochi. Both Directors of the Circle, Sri. Thomas Lourduraj (DPS(HQ) and Sri. S.Ramamurthy (DPS(CR) have graciously accepted our invitation for participating in the Open Session of our GB and have consented to grace the occasion by their presence. Our General Secretary Sri. Vilas Ingale and All India Treasurer Sri. G.Yadagiri will also be participating in our two day conference. Representatives of the Kerala Officers Association are also expected to be a part of our programme. A tentative programme schedule of the open session is furnished below for the information of all the members.


            14.00:       Prayer
            14.05:       Welcome Address– Sri. Ajith Kurian (Circle Secretary)
            14.20:       Presidential Address– Sri. T.M.Krishnaswamy (President)
            14.30:       Inauguration & lighting of the lamp– Sri. S.Ramamurthy  DPS (CR),Kochi
            14.35:       Key Note Address– Sri. S.Ramamurthy
            15.00:       Introduction of newly elected office bearers
            15.10:       Felicitations:

(i)                 Sri. N.R.Giri, SSP Aluva-Kerala Officers Association Representative
(ii)               Sri. Narasimha Naicken, SP, Lakshwadeep
(iii)             Sri. P.A.Mathew, Ex-President All India Assn ofI Ps/ASPs                     
            15.25:     Distribution of Mementos to Chief Guest & other invitees 
            15.45:     Vote of Thanks-Sri. Anto.G.Manalil (Convenor)

 All the CWC members are requested to be present at the venue by 12.30 on the 24th. CWC will be commencing immediately after the lunch. All other members are also requested to be present at the venue by 10.30 on the 25th. Transportation is being arranged for to and fro journey between Ernakulam South RS and the venue. Van will be leaving EKM (S) by 10.15. All the members coming both from Calicut and TVM side on 25th morning are requested to make use of this facility.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Chief PMG informs inconvenience to attend GB-wishes the conference all success

Chief PMG, Kerala, Smt. Shanthi.S.Nair, in response to the invitation offered by the Association for attending the Open Session of the 42nd Biennial Circle Conference on 24th & 25th May, has intimated her inconvenience to attend the conference due to some other engagements. She has wished the deliberations and conference all success. Copy of the letter given by Chief PMG to Circle Secretary is furnished below for the information of all members:

Revised notification of 42nd Biennial Circle Conference to be held on 24th & 25th May

Kerala Circle

No.  IP/ASP/ASSN/2014                                                                                         Date:  19.5.2014

 Under the provisions of Article 25 of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, it is hereby notified that the 42nd  Biennial Circle Conference of the Association will be held at Kannamaly, Kochi on the 24th and 25th May, 2014. 

Venue: Michaels Land Resort, Kannamaly, Kochi.


1.          Confirmation of the Minutes of the 41st Circle Conference held at Kumarakom on 28 & 29 April, 2012.
2.          Approval of the Biennial Report of the Circle Association for the period from 01.04.2012 to 31.03.2014.
3.          Approval of audited accounts of the Circle Association for the period from 01.04.2012 to 31.03.2014.
4.          All India Conference held at Ahmedabad on 7th and 8th February, 2014.
5.          7th Central Pay Commission
6.          Grade Pay Case at CAT Ernakulam
7.          Merger proposal of ASP cadre with PS Group B
8.          LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Group B/ Senior PM
9.          Re-organization of Sub Divisions
10.        Rule 38 transfer of Surplus Qualified IP candidates
11.        Merger/de-merger of IP)/IRM cadre and condition of minimum experience in Postal/RMS Wing
12.        Filling up the post of HSG-1 (IPO line)
13.        Honorarium to part time IO/PO for Rule 10 inquiry of GDS
14.        Combined seniority list of Inspector Posts
15.        Women & Youth participation in Association Activities
16.        Activities in association with PSI
17.        Organizational review
18.        Financial review
19.        Membership subscription
20.        Approval of draft resolutions
21.        Maintenance of Kerala Circle Blog
22.        Any other item with the permission of the Chair
23.        Election of office bearers
24.        Next Biennial Conference
                                                                                                                           Yours sincerely

                                                                                                                     Ajith Kurian
                                                                                                                      Circle Secretary

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