Thursday, December 29, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
No. IP/ASP/ASSN/11 Date: 22.12.2011
The Chief Postmaster General
Ref: C.O letter No. Rectt/15-1/2011 dated 20.12.11
As you are aware, applications submitted by the ASPs of our Circle has been rejected on the plea that the provisions laid down in the concerned Recruitment Rules allows only IPs with grade pay of Rs 4200 with six years of regular service to appear for the said Examination.
In this connection, the Association may be permitted to point out that two cases have been filed both by the Association and also by two ASPs in their individual capacities before the Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench. OA No. 1279/11 filed by two ASPs in their individual capacity came up before the Hon’ble CAT on 14.12.11 and the Hon’ble Tribunal was pleased to pass an interim order directing the department to allow the applicants to appear for the examination and to evaluate their answer scripts and to keep the same in a sealed cover without publishing their results until further orders. In the said order, the Hon’ble Tribunal has categorically observed that the original rule does not specifically prohibit ASPs from appearing for the examination and further that in the original notification/rules, there is no prohibition for the ASPs from appearing for the examination. A true copy of the said order dated 14.12.11 downloaded from the net is enclosed herewith for favour of ready reference. Another OA filed by the IP/ASP Association, Andhra Circle under No. 1316/2011 also came up before the Hon’ble CAT, Hyderabad Bench on 21.12.11 wherein also similar orders has been passed by the Hon’ble Tribunal directing the CPMG AP circle Hyderabad to take the list of willing and eligible ASPs from the Association and allow them to appear for the Senior Postmaster examination scheduled to be held on 31-12-2011. Copy of the said order is also enclosed.
It is to be pointed out that as the ASPs of this Circle are similarly situated as those of the applicants in the above OAs, it is evident that the order and observations passed by the Hon’ble CAT Hyderabad Bench in the said OAs would be applicable mutandis mutandis to our ASPs also. It is therefore requested that urgent action may kindly be caused for admitting the ASP candidates of Kerala Circle also for the Sr. PM Examination scheduled to be held on 31.12.11 as directed by the CAT in the said orders and also to intimate M/s CMC Delhi so as to enable them to take timely action in the matter.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
The PMG CR/NR
APMG (Staff), CO, TVM-33
No. Gen/18-6/2012 dated at Tvpm 33 the 16.12.2011
Subject:Granting of special casual leave for attending 37th Biennial All India Conference and CWC meeting of All India Association of Inspectors and Asst. Superintendents Posts.
I am directed to convey the orders to grant special casual leave to the following members/office bearers of the above Association to attend the 37th Biennial All India Conference and Central Working Commitee meeting to be held from 27.1.2012 to 29.01.2012 at Bangalore subject to eligibility, under usual conditions:
(i) S/Sri. Ajith Kurian, ASP (LC), C.O TVM
(ii) T.M.Krishnaswamy, ASP (Vig), C.O TVM
(iii) B.Sukumaran Nair, ASP (BD), C.O TVM
(iv) K.Manoj, ASP, Ottappalam Sub Dn
(v) Mohammad Sherif, ASP, Tirur Sub Dn
(vi) B.Padmakumar, ASP EKM RMS/2
(vii) Premlal, ASP Calicut South Sub Dn
(viii) M.K.Prakash, ASP (HQ), Aluva
(ix) K.C.Velayudhan, ASP Vadakara South Sub Dn.
(x) G.Gopakumar, ASP (OD), Kollam
Asst. Director (GA)
1. Sri Ajith Kurian, Circle Secretary, All India Assn. of IPS/ASPs
2. SSPOs, TVM(N)/Kollam
Friday, December 16, 2011
Item No. 1: Payment of honararium to PO/IA in Rule 14/Rule 10 cases.
Reply: This will be examined with relevant rulings on the subject.
Item No. 2: Dilapidaed condition of the building of the office of ASP Kollam South Sub Dn.
Reply: The repairs and maintenance has been prioritized for PO buildings. It was requested to suggest alternate accomodation in any of the POs in the Sub Division to shift the office of ASP.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
1. Ajith Kurian
Sri. Ajith Kumar, our former Circle Secretary, now on deputation at Directorate, will also join us from New Delhi. The above list is being furnished to Circle Secretary, Karnataka and also to our Chief PMG for granting special casual leave to the delegates.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
1. Sri. P.Damodaran, Offg, SPOs, Lakshadweep is reverted to the cadre of ASPos and posted in CR against vacant post.
2. Sri. C.V.Raju, Offg, SP, PSD, Thrissur is reverted to the cadre of ASPOs and posted in Central Region against vacant post
3. Adhoc promotion of Sri. A.Anwarjan, ASP (PG & RTI) RO Kochi ordered stands cancelled.
4. Sri.Ramakrishna Sharma, PM, Thrissur HO is transferred and posted as ASP (OD), PTA Division. (tranfer at request).
1. Sri. Suresh Yedve alloted to Central Region, Kochi
2. Sri. S.S.Patil alloted to Central Region, Kochi
3. Sri. K.V.Anantharamu alloted to Central Region, Kochi
4. Sri. Ramesh Acharya posted as Asst. Director (Rectt & Estt), Circle Office, Trivandrum.
5. Sri. Sam.P.George posted as SPOs, Tiruvalla Division
6. Sri. K.Sukumaran alloted to Northern Region, Calicut
7. Sri. M.P.Nirmal Kumar alloted to Northern Region
8. Sri. K.Anil alloted to Central Region
9. Sri. Sivasubramania Dasan alloted to Central Region.
The Association extends a hearty welcome to the officers from Karnataka to Kerala Circle. Hearty congrats to all the above officers and all the very best.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Posting in the CHQ blog with respect to IP Examination held on 15/26.10.2011 is reproduced below for information of all members:
Today, I visited the Postal Directorate and it came to notice that a committee has been constituted to review the out of syllabus questions in law paper i.e. Paper-III. Committee's report is expected within a forthnight. Thereafter, decision will be taken about the valuation of IP Examination papers. It appears that it will take atleast a month’s time for finalistion.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
1. Sri. Sam.P.George
2.Sri. K. Sukumaran
3.Sri. Nirmal Kumar
4. Sri. K.Anil
5. Sri. Siva Subramnia Dasan
Four officers from Karnataka also stands alloted to Kerala Circle.
Hearty Congratulations to the above Officers.....
Monday, November 14, 2011
Our GS is requested to pursue the matter at Directorate so as to ensure that the directions of the Hon'ble Tribunal is implemented both in letter and spirit without any delay.
1. Smt. T.P.Sandhya, IP, Kodungallur Sub Dn promoted on adhoc basis to the cadre of ASP is posted as ASP(OD), Idukki Division in the vacant post.
2. Sri. V.K.Rajeev, IP, Cherthala Sub Division promoted on adhoc basis to the cadre of ASP and posted as ASP TVM North Sub Dn is ordered to be relieved immeidately and directed to join the post.
Smt. Sandhya is being relieved today afternoon and will join the post immediately and Sri. Rajeev has already joined his post at TVM.
Association congratulates the young officers on their promotion and wishes them all the very best in their new venture.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
As notified by the Department, I along with Sh. Dinesh Khare, President and Sh. Hari Mohan, CS, Punjab Circle Branch attended the meeting. The same was held under the chairpersonship of the Member(P).
It was apprised to us that data called from Circles on 20-10-2011 has not been received so far from Bihar, J&K, Rajasthan, UP& Uttrakhand Circles.It was disclosed by the official side that about 500 posts of ASP will be upgraded into PS Group"B" cadre and remaining posts of ASP will be amalgamated with the posts of IP in order to make it comparable with the Inspectors in CBDT/CBEC and to allow GP of Rs.4600/= for the amalgamated cadre. At present, 1765 incumbents are working in ASP Grade.
On our demand for allowing Gazetted status for the existing incumbents as on date in ASP grade, it was categorically made clear by the Chairperson that it is not possible to allow the same. However, she agreed to allow nomenclature of ASP without Gazetted Status for the present incumbents. By creation of additional posts in PS Group "B' cadre, the existing incumbents in ASP Grade will get absorbed in Group'B' cadre to the extent of 500 posts and some of them get retired over a period of time so that within a span of 4 years there will no ASP Grade in IP cadre and only feeder cadre of IP with GP of Rs.4600/- will remain for promotion to PS Group"B"/Sr. Postmaster as in case of other analogous post of CBDT/CBEC.
We are of the view that this is the right opportunity to get restructuring of the IP cadre and also to increase its promotional avenues in the larger and long run benefit to cadre in the form of MACP.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
No. IP/ASP/ASSN/11 Date: 25.10.2011
The Chief Postmaster General
Sub: Revision of Road Mileage rate- Gazette Notification reg:
Kindly find enclosed copy of Gazette Notification dated 14.1.2011 issued by the Government of Kerala (Transport Department) revising the existing rates of hire charge of Autorickshaws and Taxis. As per the said notification, the minimum rate per kilometer for Autorickshaws has been revised to Rs 7.00.
It is therefore requested to cause necessary action to bring the said revision of rates to the notice of all the Divisional Heads and to give them necessary instructions to settle the TA claims of IPs/ASPs as per the revised rates.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
1 Mazhar Basha AP- AP
2 Subhash Chand Barik Orissa- Orissa
3 B K Mehta Gujarath- Gujarath
4 Binod Bihari Sharan Bihar- Bihar
5 P Jayadevan Kerala- Kerala
6 A K Firoze Mohideen TN -TN
7 V Sampath TN -TN
8 Smt. V Mallika Mah- Mah
9 R P Chitradevi TN ADG(RB)- Directorate
10 M Niranjala Devi TN DD(PMU)- Directorate
11 N Prakash KTK- WB
12 T Neelakrishnan TN ADG(PO)- Directorate
13 S N Dave Rajasthan -Rajasthan
14 K K Jayasankar Kerala- Kerala
15 S Ranganathan TN ADG(Tech)- Directorate
16 K Raveendran TN ADG(BS)- Directorate
17 J F Shekar KTK -Rajasthan
18 Aditya Kumar NayaK Orissa- Orissa
19 R Laxmaiah AP -AP Retiring within one year
20 Abdul Haneef UP- UP
21 R Selvarani PTC Mysore- PTC Mysore
22 Leeladhar Joshi UTKH -UTKH
23 V S N Murthy AP- Assam
24 B S Pachal Gujarath -Gujarath
25 K Kuruvilla Veghese Kerala -Kerala Retiring within one year
26 Jeeban Sahu Orissa -Chattisgarah
27 Dibakar Patnaik Orissa -WB
28 Lokanath Sahani Orissa -Orissa Retiring within one year
29 Y E Honkan(SC) KTK -Punjab
30 N R Lonare(SC) Mah- MP
31 R Pandi(SC) AP -North East
32 Nannu Singh MP -MP
33 A N Dighore Mah Mah- Retiring within one year
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Association congratulates Sri. Permanand Kumar & his team for the efforts taken in the matter and hope that the CHQ will pursue the matter at Directorate to ensure that the CAT order is implemented without much delay. The proposal put forth by Directorate for merger of IPs and ASPs also needs a re-look in the light of the Court order.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
As notified by the Department, I alongwith Shri Hari Mohan, Circle Secretary, Punjab Circle Branch attended the meeting of the committee for looking in promotional prospects of IPOs/ASPOs. The meeting was held under the chairpersonship of the Member(P) in cordial atmosphere.
At the outset, we demanded for upgradation of GP of Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- for IP and merger of the post of the ASP with the post of PS Group 'B' in order to remove anomoly in the hiechary of IPOs/ASPOs cadre. The chairperson informed that it is not possible in view of the observations of the Secretary (Posts) in the meeting held on 11.08.2011. Proposal submitted by the Association to the Department on 27.09.2011 will not be acceptable to the DOPT/MOF. Hence, it is not possible to consider the same at this stage.
It was suggested by the official side that in order to upgrade the GP of IP from Rs.4200/- to Rs. 4600/- and to increase promotional prosepcts of IPOs/ASPOs, all posts of ASP (HQ)/OS in JTS/STS Divisions in Postal/RMS will be upgraded as Dy. Supdt. in P.S. Group 'B' with GP Rs.4800/- alongwith upgradation of some posts of ASP/IP in PTC/R.O./C.O./ Speed Post Centres in to P.S.Group 'B'. Remaining posts of ASPOs will be merged with the posts of IPOs with GP of Rs.4600/- to remove the problem of hiechary and to make it comparable with the Inspectors in CBDT/ CBEC. Necessary data in this regard will be collected by the Establishment Division of the Postal Directorate from all Circles and the matter will be discussed in the next meeting to be held on 03.11.2011.
Posted by All India Association of IPs/ASPs at 3:50 PM
No. CHQ/IPASP/Sr. Postmaster/2011 Dated: 18.10.2011
The Director General (Posts) Department of Posts
New Delhi- 110 001
Sub: Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Senior Postmasters (Gazetted)
Ref: Postal Directorate No. A-34012/6/2011-DE dated 03.10.2011 & 4-17/2008-SPB-II dated 22.11.2010
This Association begs to bring the following few lines for kind consideration and positive action please:-
1. That the Department has issued notification vide No. A-34012/6/2011-DE dated 03.10.2011 scheduling Senior Postmaster Examination to be held on 31.12.2011 without notifying the number of vacancies and other pre-requisites for conducting the examination to keep this notification under the ambit of set rules.
2. The Association would like to recall that at present PS Group ‘B’ Recruitment (Amendment) Rules, 1993 issued vide No. 9-36/92-SPG dated 29.06.1994 are still in force leaving aside the Postmaster Recruitment Rules, 2010 that too run contrary to earlier rules.
3. That as per Department of Posts, Postal Superintendent/ Postmasters Group ‘B’ Recruitment Rules, 1987 issued on 09.04.1988, all Group ‘B’ Posts were to be filled up by promotion in the manner given below:-
i. 94% from amongst officers holding the post of Inspector, Post Offices or Inspector, Railway Mails through DPC.
ii. 6% from amongst General Line officials by means of a Departmental Competitive Examination.
4. That in the year 1994, on the demand of this Association, Recruitment Rules mentioned at Sl No. 3 above were amended and the quota of 94% was further bifurcated in the manner given below:-
i. 75% of the total posts shall be filled up by promotion from amongst Inspectors of Post offices and Inspectors of Railway Mail Service (Pay Scale Rs. 1400-2300/-) with 8 years regular service in the grade.
ii. 19% of the total posts shall be filled on the basis of a Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst Inspectors of Post offices and Inspectors of Railway Mail Service (Pay Scale Rs 1400-2300/-) with five years regular service in the grade.5. That as per para 6 of the Postmaster Recruitment Rules, 2010, 116 posts of Senior Postmaster have been earmarked in the following manner:-
Total No. of Posts 116
75% Posts to IP Line out of 116 through LDCE 87
25% Posts to General Line out 116 through DPC 29
These 116 Posts of Senior Postmaster have been carved out of existing posts in PS Group ‘B’ cadre without any suitable amendment in PS Group ‘B’ Recruitment (Amendment) Rules 1993 and without any discussions with our Association.
6. That your kind attention is also invited to our letter no. CHQ /PS Gr ‘B’/2011 dated 04.07.2011(copy enclosed) wherein detailed proposal regarding distribution of quota under each category was submitted to the Department for consideration and implementation in the interest of both IP Line and General Line officials but nothing has been done by the Department in this regard so far.
7. That is also pointed out here that 19% Posts of IP Line (165 Posts) under examination quota in PS Group ‘B’ are already filled up and there is no vacancy to be filled up through LDCE.
8. That as per Department of Posts, Senior Postmaster(Group B Gazetted), Postmaster (Grade III and II- Group B Non-Gazetted) and Postmaster (Grade I-Group C Non-Gazetted) Recruitment Rules 2010 issued on 09.09.2010 only Inspector of Posts in PB-2 of Rs.9300-34800 and Grade Pay of Rs.4200 with six years regular service in the grade is eligible to appear in LDCE for Senior Postmaster. It is not understood why ASP having six years regular service in IP cadre is not eligible to write the examination as both Posts relates to one and same cadre i.e. IP cadre.
In view of above facts it is requested to kindly postpone examination process of Senior Postmaster and the examination should only be conducted as and when a vacancy arises under the respective quota and making eligible ASP to appear in the examination.
It is also requested to kindly consider and implement the proposal submitted to the Department in our letter dated 04.07.2011 in order to dispense justice to IP cadre.
It is also not out of place to mention here that this Association will be forced to take legal recourse in this regard if the matter is not settled amicably within reasonable time.
1. Sri.K.S.Sreedharan (SP Idukki) - 31.3.2012
2.Sri. K.Kuruvilla Varghese (SSP KTM) - 31.5.2012
3.Sri. P.V.Vaidyanathan (Dy.SP EKM) - 31.5.2012
4.Sri. P.Mukundan (SP TLY) - 31.5.2012
5.Sri. A.J.Jose (SP ALP) - 30.6.2012
6.Sri. P.Radhakrishnan Nair (AD LC,RO Kochi) - 31.12.2012.
1.Sri. A.C.Philip (AD Staff, RO Calicut) - 30.6.2013
2.B.Mohanan (SP, TVM (S)) - 31.10.2013
3.Sri. V.K.T. Kunhosoophy (ASP HQ, Manjeri)- 30.11.2013
4.Sri. K.G.Balakrishnan (SP Kannur) - 31.12.2013
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
1. Sri. K.Sathiamoorthy, AD (Mails), RO Kochi is re-alloted to TN Circle and posted as Sr. PM, Coimbatore HO
2. L.Amalachandran, AD(Rectt &Est), CO TVM is re-alloted to TN Circle and posted as Dy. Chief Postmaster (Admn), Anna Road HO.
APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED BY WILLING CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION TO THE EXAMINATION FOR PROMOTION TO THE CADRE OF Sr. PM
1 Name & Designation in Block letters
2 Office to which attached and Division
3 Educational Qualifications
4 Present post held and the scale of pay
5 Date of Birth and age
6 Whether belongs to SC/ST if so the name of the caste/tribe
7 Post in which first appointed and the date from which appointed
8 Date of regular appointment to
(i) HSG I
(ii) Asstt. Supdt./HSG II
(iii) Inspector / LSG
(the words not applicable should be scored out)
9 No. of completed years as on 01-01-2011
(i) HSG I
(ii) Asstt. Supdt./HSG II
(iii) Inspector / LSG
(the words not applicable should be scored out)
I……………………………………………………………..hereby declare that the particulars furnished by me in the form are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Date: Designation & Address
1. The particulars have been carefully checked and found correct / corrected wherever necessary.
2. Specific recommendations of the controlling authority Viz. Divisional Superintendents. RECOMMENDED / NOT RECOMMENDED
Sr. Supdt. / Supdt./Asstt.Director
1. Sri. Rajeev Ranjan, IP (CCC), Trivandrum North Division is alloted to Bihar Circle against Sri. R.Rattan Kumar, Complaints Inspector, O/o SPos, Darbhanga Division, Bihar Postal Circle alloted to Kerala Circle.
2. On allotment to Kerala Circle, Sri. Rattan Kumar is posted as IP, Punalur Sub Division, Pathanamthitta Division.
Competent Authority vide the above cited letter (Part II) has further ordered the following:
1. Sri. M.S.Sunil, IP Punalur Sub Division, PTA is transferred and posted as IP, Neyyattinkara Sub Dn, TVM (S) Dn against vacant post. The transfer is on request of the official and hence w/o TA/TP and J.T.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
1. Sri. L.K.Gangadharan, SPOs TVM(S) is promoted on adhoc basis to the cadre of Junior Time Scale of Indian Postal Service Group A and posted as SSPOs, Kollam against regular vacancy.
2. Sri. B.Mohanan, SPOs PTA, is transferred and posted as SPOs, Trivandrum South Dn.
3.Sri. V.Balakrishnan Nair, ASP (OD & Mktg), TVM (S) Dn is promoted on adhoc basis to the cadre of PS Group B and posted as SPOs, PTA Dn vice Sri. B.Mohanan transferred.
The Association congratulates the officers and wishes them all the very best in their new venture.
Monday, October 10, 2011
1st batch (14-15th October 2011)
Second Batch (21st - 22nd October)
19. Sheeja Prabhakaran
20. Sunil Kumar
30. Deepa Murali.
List of participants for the 3rd batch to be conducted on 28-29th Oct will be announced shortly.
Friday, October 7, 2011
No. IP/ASP/ASSN: Date 7/10/2011
The Postmaster General
Sub: Shifting of the Office of ASRM/IRM CT 2nd Sub Dn – reg:
I am writing this letter to convey the strong protest and indignation of this Association over the action taken by your office for shifting the office of ASRM/IRM Calicut 2nd Sub Division without even informing or consulting our members. It is ascertained that the Office of ASRM/IRM CT 2nd Sub Dn has been shifted to a small, crammed room near CRC in Calicut RMS/2 (1st floor) which does not even have attached toilet facility. Though ASRM had identified another room for EK-1 staff as rest room, it is learned that the office has been shifted today morning with unnecessary haste on the pretext that one of the Staff Union was adamant that the rest room is to be accommodated in the office room of ASRM itself.
Incidentally, I may point out here that on the same day the above decision was taken by your office, Our Association had held bi-monthly meeting with PMG and even in that meeting this issue was neither discussed with our representatives nor our views sought in the matter. Moreover, my discussions with service union representatives revealed that they have no case that the rest room should be shifted to the room of ASRM. The Union representatives had given me assurance that if any other convenient space is provided at the HO itself, they would be happy to accommodate the rest room there.
Hence, the Association appeals to your kind self to reconsider the said decision taken with respect to the shifting of ASRMs office and to maintain status quo in the matter as otherwise it would cause much hardship and grievance to our members. A line in reply will be deeply appreciated.
Item No.1: Restoration of diverted PCs to Sub Divisions: The destop PCs taken away from Sub Divisional Offices in some Divisions of NR is to be returned to those offices. Although the item was taken up with PMG and he had agreed to take action on the same, the systems have not been restored till date.
Reply: It was decided that one 'i-ball' brand computer USB compact key board and Microsoft mouse shall be brought locally by the IP/ASP at the amount not exceeding Rs 800/-(both items). They shall submit the bill to the Divisional Superintendent. Those IP and ASP who already have both or either of the items mentioned above need not purchase the same again.
Item No.2: Permission to purchase Swamys News: Permission to purchase monthly issue of Swamys News may be given to the Sub Divisional Heads or supply of the same may be arranged from Divisional Office.
Reply: There is no need to supply the item. (Item closed).
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
15.10.11- Northern Region (Calicut)
22.10.11 - Central Region (Aluva)
29.10.11- Southern Region (TVM)
The exact venues will be announced later. The agenda of the said meetings will be as follows:
1. All India CWC held at Patna
2. Proposals to be submitted before the Cadre Re-structuring Committee
3.All India Conference to be held at Bangalore in January 2012
4.Circle Conference to be held in April 2012.
5. Other Organizational and local issues
6. Any other item with the permission of the chair.
All the members are requested to participate in the meetings so as to enable us to evolve a concrete proposal for submitting before the cadre re-structuring committee which has already been put in place. Sri. Mohammad Shareef (ASP Tirur Sub Dn), Sri. B.Padmakumar (ASP EKM RMS) and Sri. B.Gopakumar (IP CS CO) will function as convenors of the meetings in NR, CR and SR respectively.
Copy of the CPMG, Rajasthan Circle, Jaipur letter No. O & M/10-1/Instructions dated 21.09.2011 is reproduced below for information of all members of the Association. All Circle Secretaries are requested to take up this issue with their CPMsG.
Department of Posts, India
% The Chief Postmaster General, Rajasthan Circle,
All the Divisional Heads, Jaipur Region
No. O & M/ 10-1/ Instructions Dated at Jaipur, the 21.09.2011
Sub :- Regarding work distribution to Sub- Divisional Heads
On the above context, the undersigned has been directed to say that -
1. All the Sub- Divisional Heads may be provided official assistance of 1/2 day daily from the Post Office staff where Sub-Division is located. All the concerned Divisional Heads will provide a Postal Assistant of PO staff who is efficient to work on computer to the Sub- Divisional Heads of their jurisdiction for assistance for 1/2 day daily. Memo of Distribution of Work (MODOW) be changed accordingly.
2. All the targets by the Divisional Heads to be allotted to Post Offices (operative units) in consultation with Sub- Divisional Heads. A Monitoring System may be put in place for effective monitoring by respective account offices.
3. Inspection Rooms for Inspectors/ASPs at important locations to be created. The existing IRs be modernised on priority basis.
Asstt. Postmaster General (S&V)
Copy for information, guidance and necessary action to :-
1. The Postmaster General Ajmer/ Jodhpur
2. All the Sub- Divisional Heads Jaipur Region
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Asst Director (Est),O/o Chief PMG
Kerala Circle, TVM-33
Sub: Proposal for review of norms in respect of ASPOs/IPOs – reg:
Ref: Letter No. Est/51-1/Dlg/2011 dated 12.9.11
While inviting your kind attention to the above said letter, it is to be pointed out by this Association that at present the work load of the Sub Division is calculated based on the number of offices and number of staff working in the Sub Division. Such a practice is totally irrelevant and impractical in the present scenario wherein a Sub Division is made to do multifarious jobs including that of many BD related ones. None of these duties are reflected in the work load.
Works such as holding of Melas and Group Meetings to procure RPLI policies, BPL Accounts etc, processing of RPLI policies and writing of CRS, visits to business establishments/school etc are not being taken into account for assessing the work load in a Sub Division. These duties are over and above the traditional duties entrusted to a Sub Divisional IP/ASP.ons etc. The MO paid verification of 25 MOs per months and verification of SB withdrawals exceeding Rs 5000 in BOs and single handed SOs still continues while BPMs can pass withdrawal up to Rs 5000 now. Still the limit for verification of withdrawal continues to be Rs 5000/-. Monitoring of KPI in project arrow offices is another item of work which does not find a place in the work load calculation of the Sub Division. All these works are now being carried out by the Sub Divisional Head single handedly without any clerical assistance. It is therefore very much clear that the additional duties and responsibilities entrusted to Sub Divisions in the present scenario cannot, by any stretch of imagination, be covered within the existing co-efficient provided for the Sub Division.
The above position may kindly be brought to the notice of Directorate while forwarding suggestions for review of norms in respect of ASPOs/IPOs.
The discussion in the CWC centered around the pivotal issue of the proposal put forth by the Directorate regarding merger of IP and ASP cadre foregoing the gazetted status. After a thread bare discussion on the subject, the august house rejected the merger proposal with huge majority. 12 Circles rejected the proposal while only 5 Circles supported the proposal. Majority expressed the view that the gazetted status was earned after a long struggle and hard work and any proposal to lose such a hard earned benefit cannot be allowed. Kerala Circle also endorsed this view and urged to fight for GP of 4600 and 4800 for IPs and ASPs respectively in the light of the expected CAT verdict in the IP GP case. Many other organizational matters like providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Heads, formation of a team for conducting inspections, uniform policy for telephone/broadband reimbursement etc was mooted from our side before the House. The ongoing combined agitation against PMG (CR) was also brought to the notice of the House. The CWC passed a resolution strongly condemning the atrocious acts of PMG (CR) against the officers and others.
Based on the aforesaid discussions, the CWC unanimously authorized the GS to inform Secretary (Posts) of the decisions taken in the CWC and also to give a notice for non-cooperation if our demands are not met by the Directorate/Government. The non-cooperation move is to be launched soon after the CAT delivers its verdict wherein all our members will refrain from implementing all new ventures introduced by the department as part of the 100 days programme introduced by the MOC. All business oriented activities in PLI, RPLI, SB etc will be put to a stop. Regarding suggestions to be put before the Cadre restructuring committee, it was decided that the issue needs to be discussed at length by the members of all the Circles and hence one month time was given for each Circle to chalk out detailed proposals to put forth before the said Committee. Details of other items discussed are available in the CHQ blog.
The CWC also decided to conduct the next All India conference of the Association at Bangalore from 27.1.12 to 29.1.12. The CS Karnataka Circle requested the support and co-operation of all Circles in making the conference a big success. A fund raising campaign was launched in this regard and coupons distributed to all Circles. Kerala Circle has been given a stiff target of Rs 50,000/ considering the active nature of our Association. All members are requested to contribute Rs 200/- each towards All India Circle Conference fund. Separate Group Meetings will be conducted in all Regions immediately to apprise the members the details of the deliberations which took place in the CWC and to discuss the proposals to be presented before the cadre restructuring committee. The tentative dates of the said meetings are as follows:
Northern Region: 15.10.11
Central Region: 22.10.11
Southern Region: 29.10.11
Venue of the said meetings will be announced shortly. All members are requested to ensure their participation in the said meetings.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
The majority view that arose from the deliberations held with the members was that we will fight for merger of IP and ASP cadre but without foregoing the hard earned gazetted status. Proposals will be presented at the CWC by our delegation keeping in mind this view expressed by the majority of our members.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Member (Personnel)- Chairperson
Monday, September 12, 2011
To All Heads of Circle
Subject: Proposal for review of norms in respect of ASPOs/IPOs
I am directed to call for the following information in respect of proposal for review of norms in respect of ASPOs/IPOs.
1. No. of existing postal sub divisions in the Circle with break up of Sub Divisions manned by IPOs and ASPO respectively.
2. Work sheet showing the justification for Sub Divisions in all Postal Divisions
3. Details of additional duties and responsibilities entrusted to Sub Divisions and whether the additional duties can be covered within the co-efficient provided for each sub division.
4. Specific recommendations of the Head of Circle.
Section Director (PE-1)
All the members are requested to offer their suggestions with respect to clause 3 of the above cited letter so as to present the views of the Association to Chief PMG.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Post of Inspector,Posts may be merged withh the post of Asstt. Supdt. Posts with GP of Rs.4600/-with nomenclature as Asstt. Supdt. Posts as the Department has already merged the post of Inspector, MMS with the post of Asstt. Manager, MMS with the GP of Rs. 4600/- with nomenclature as Asstt. Manager, MMS. In the event of merger with upgraded GP of Rs. 4600/-, the Association is agreeable for withdrawal of Gazettted status granted to the post of Asstt. Supdt. Posts vide Postal Directorate memo. no. 25-18/2000-PE dated 28.07.2005. However, it is made clear that Gazetted status to the post of ASP should be withdrawn only after merger and grant of GP of Rs. 4600/- to the merged post simultaneously.
All the members are requested to submit their views on the matter well in advance so as to enable us to formulate a consolidated proposal in the matter to CHQ. Your views may be informed to the undersigned over phone or by email in ipaspkerala @ gmail.com or email@example.com. If no opinion is received by 15.9.11, the decision taken by the Circle Working Committee held at Kochi will be taken as the final decision of the Circle and will be communicated to the CHQ.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Total No. IP Posts in the Circle - 91
No. of posts where IPs in position- 66
No. of vacant posts - 25
Total No. of ASP Posts -109 (8 PM Posts)
No. of Posts where ASPs in position- 94
No. of vacant posts - 15 ( 1 PM Post)
Download the list from the link below
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sri. Roop Chand
Sub: Formation of Sultan Bathery Sub Dn – reg:
The proposal for creation of a new Sub Division (Sultan Bathery) by carving out offices from the Kalpetta and Kunnamangalam Sub Divisions of Calicut Division was taken up with Chief PMG, Kerala Circle in the Bi-monthly Meeting held on 16.6.2011. In reply, it was intimated by Chief PMG that the workload in the existing four Sub Divisions in Calicut Division showed justification for one more Sub Division and hence the proposal for creation of a new Sub Division was taken up with Directorate. However, it was brought to the notice of the Association that no reply from Directorate has so far been received. It has subsequently been intimated that the matter has been reminded vide Chief PMG Do dated 11.6.2009.
In view of the above position, I request you to use your good office and to pursue the matter with the Establishment Section of Directorate so as to elicit speedy response in the matter from Directorate. Copies of letter issued by the Establishment Section of C.O and D.O letter send by Chief PMG is also enclosed for favour of ready reference.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Minutes of the meeting taken by Secretary (Posts) with All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent of Posts on 11.08.2011.
Secretary (Posts) took a meeting with All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent of Posts on 11.08.2011 to discuss the charter of demands given by the Association with their letter dated 04.07.2011. The following were present:-
Official side Staff side
Member (Personnel) Sri Roop Chand, General Secretary
DDG (P) Sri Dinesh Khare, Preseident
DDG (Establishment) Sri Ajit Kumar, CS Kerala
DG (Recruitment &Petition) Sri Raj Deo Prasad, CS Bihar
Director (SR &Legal)
The issues raised in the charter of demands were considered by the Committee and a gist of discussions thereof is as follows:
i. The Association was apprised that the proposal to revise the Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs.4200 to Rs. 4600 did not find favour with the Ministry of Finance on the ground that there can not be two levels in the same hierarchy i.e., IPOs & ASPOs, drawing the same grade pay. They were further informed that the proposal could be considered only if IPO & ASPOs cadres are merged into one cadre and the gazetted status of ASPOs is foregone. The Association agreed to submit a revised proposal to be considered by the Department.
ii. A committee will be constituted to look into promotional prospects of the IPOs/ASPOs. Action -SR
iii & iv It was explained to the Association how the introduction of Postmaster’s cadre has not , in any way, adversely affected their overall promotional prospects. The Association was also told of the need to encourage meritorious candidates by bringing them on fast track promotion, which will provide stability to the PS Group B/Time Scale Cadres.
vi. The Association was explained that the post of HSG-I was not a promotional post for IPOs and further HSG-I post is non gazetted whereas the post of ASPOs is gazetted . In the background of the above, the proposal could not be considered.
vii. The matter of revision of rate of remuneration for performing duty as invigilators in the Departmental examinations is under process. Action – DDG (Rectt. & Pett.)
viii. The staff side was explained that the proposal regarding promotion earned through examination not to be considered while granting MACP was not in line with this scheme and therefore could not be considered.
ix. The demand of the staff side to hold periodical meeting at regular intervals was accepted. Action – SR
The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
A combined meeting of all the service unions of this Circle was called by Chief PMG in the wake of the directive of the MOC to attain revenue growth to the extent of 25% over last year’s performance and also in the light of the 100 days programme announced by the MOC. Myself along with Sri. T.M Krishnaswamy represented our Association. Such a fast track programme has become essential as we are now facing an alarming situation where the department’s deficit has become equal to its revenue and the reduction in deficit last year was only to the extent to 11% and as such there is an urgent need to wipe out this large deficit of over Rs 6000 crore.
Chief PMG at the outset gave an overall picture of the present scenario highlighting the position of Kerala Circle. It was pointed out that Kerala’s revenue deficit was no different from that of the whole country. In 2010-11 our revenue including SB/CC was Rs 363/12 crores while our deficit was a staggering Rs 293.19 crores. It is evident that we have to literally double our net revenue this year if we have to make a significant difference and to reach anywhere near the target given to us by the MOC. Chief PMG stressed the need to rationalize our expenditure and closely monitor the bulk mailers to prevent any leakage of revenue as one penny saved is equal to a penny earned. Madam also reminded us that nearly 1000 newly recruited PAs/SAs would be joining the department this year after training which would further add to our existing costs.
The performance of the Circle in the first quarter of this current financial year was capsuled before us to show us where we stood. Only 79.25% of the revenue target has been met till now. Performance in increasing SB live accounts and in generating PLI/RPLI policies has not been very good till date. In the premium business segment also, the overall growth achieved is insignificant despite some growth in the Speed Post segment. It was therefore pointed out that we are not likely to achieve either the annual or 100 day targets given to us unless the entire Circle makes a major effort to do so.
The following areas of challenges which required to be overcome were pointed out:
(i)At present there is an over-dependence on money orders to boost our revenues. MO commission has been the backbone of our performance in the traditional revenue stream. However, this revenue stream is very vulnerable to Government policies and hence there is an urgent need to broad base and widen our revenue generating opportunities.
(ii)Our revenue from BD or premium products is very meager compared to overall revenue and also to other states (only 31.67 of the overall postal revenue in contrast to 80.64% of TN, 61.83% of Karnataka). We have to find means to increase our revenue from BD or premium products so that atleast 50% of our total revenue comes from our premium & Value added products.
(iii) The situation calls for raising the benchmark in SB also. Other Circles have made up the gap in revenue target and achievement by increasing their SB live Accounts. But our Circle showed only very marginal growth in this segment last year (5%) viz-a-viz other major circles. Over dependence on agents, occurrence of frauds, unwillingness on the part of the departmental offices to open new accounts, competition from banks etc are all challenges which we need to overcome.
(iv) With the widespread computerization of Pos, we have now reached a position whereby we are equipped to provide an array of e-services. However, this potential is not exploited to the maximum. There is an urgent need to identify new customers and tap the immense opportunities which are lying in this segment.
(v) Much remains to be done in the area of RPLI. With self help groups becoming a major instrument of economic empowerment in the state in segments which were traditionally our market, it is sad that we have not exploited this opportunity adequately especially in areas catered by the Departmental SOs.
(vi) There is also a need to increase the quality of our services both across the counter and also in delivery. Newly introduced products are often not provided to the customers and value additions are ignored which tarnishes the image of the department and its services. The basic outlook and attitude needs a radical change.
(vii) Our main strength lies in the large retail network of 5068 Pos which gives us a presence in every village in the state, a network so wide which no other organization can even dream of. However, it is a startling reality that most of these Pos are today running at a loss (4%) while approx: 20% earn more than PLL. As against the mistaken belief that as per Govt. policy every PO is required to earn only 33 1/3% of its revenue (15% in remote areas), the fact is that every urban PO has to earn revenue to the extent of at least 5% more than its costs while SOs in rural & remote areas can incur loss only to the extent of Rs 2400 & Rs 4800 per yeas. Therefore there is a major challenge in our Circle to leverage the network and make it viable.
In the above backdrop, Chief PMG appealed to all the Unions to exhort their members to help the Circle achieve its goals by addressing the various challenges mentioned above and also the targets given to the Circle. Madam requested to conduct special drives in RPLI/SB so as to help us to achieve the targets within the limited time available. All the Service Unions unanimously decided to extend all possible co-operation and support to the Circle Administration in the said venture.
All the members are requested to extend all support and co-operation in this joint venture and contribute in whatever possible way they can so as to enable Our Circle to pull up its performance and to continue to rank among the better performing Circles in the country and contribute substantially to reduce the deficit of India Post. SB and PLI/RPLI are two segments which can help us meet our short term goals. As such, the Association calls upon all its members to open a new SB/RD Account in their neighboring PO. Let every IP/ASP of Kerala Circle have an account in the Post Office. All the members are also requested to take a fresh PLI policy if the maximum limit of ten lakhs has not been already exhausted. Such initiatives can contribute to our cause in a big way. A positive response is solicited from all the esteemed members.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy
Department of Posts
SUB: Issue of instructions to Circles for utilizing the services of 25 officials of IP
Line/General Line as Sr. Postmaster.
REF: Postal Directorate No. 9-34/2011-SPG dated 05.08.2011.
Your goodself is well aware that there are 866 posts of PS Group ‘B’ including 116 posts of Sr. Postmaster. 75% posts (649) of PS Group ‘B’ are earmarked for promotion through DPC of IP Line officials. Remaining 25% posts (217) are earmarked for promotion through examination as under:-
IP Line 19% 165
General Line 6% 52
After introduction of Postmaster cadre, 29 posts out of 52 posts in PS Group “B” have been ear marked to Sr. PM Grade in PM Cadre. Hence, the share of General Line officials in PS Group ‘B’ comes to 23 only.
162 officials of IP Line are already working in PS Group ‘B’ cadre against 165 posts and 27 officials of General Line are working in PS Group ‘B’ against 23 posts. Now, on introduction of Postmaster cadre, there are practically only 3 vacancies for IP line officials in PS Group ‘B’ cadre and 4 officials of General Line are in excess in PS Group ‘B’.
In view of above facts, it is requested that instructions may kindly be issued to all concerned Circles to post General Line officials against the posts of Sr. Postmaster and not against the posts of PS Group ‘B’ in the interest of natural justice and to avoid litigation in this regard.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Sri. Roop Chand
Sub: Meeting with Secretary Posts- issues for discussion reg:
The Circle working committee of the Association, Kerala Circle, met at Ernakulam on 6.8.11 and discussed the issues to be presented before the Secretary on 11.8.11 in detail. The gist of the decisions and the position as emerged in the CWC are given below as the views of Kerala Circle:
1. Regarding up gradation of pay of IPs the views of the CHQ is endorsed. If merger of the posts of ASP and PS Group B is not agreeable, then the option to merge the cadre of IP and ASP should be explored subject to the condition that after three years 20% of the IPs should be placed in the GP of 4600 and after three years 20% of ASP should be given GP of 4800. Gazetted status of the existing ASP should also be retained while merger is implemented.
2. Regarding recommendations of second CRC, the Circle is of the view that an IP should get promotion to PS Group B at least in a span of 10 years since after introduction of Postmasters cadre, a PA is getting entry into PS Group B within 19 years simply by appearing in a qualifying examination at the entry level.
3. Regarding the quota of IP line officials for PS Group B, the Circle fully endorses the view of the CHQ in revising the quota through seniority from 75 to 87% and through LDCE from 19 to 10% and general line from 6 to 3%. While revising, it is to be ensured that out of the total 866 Group B posts 649 to be earmarked through DPC for IP line, through LDCE IP Line 78, Sr. PM-87 and restricting the General line quota to 52. The proposal to transfer the 144 posts in HSG-1 (IPO Line) to General Line is to be opposed.
4. Regarding item Nos. 5,6,7,8 and 9, the Circle endorses the view of the CHQ and hopes that these points will be stressed in the meeting and favourable orders will be got issued by the Secretary. Regarding revised rates for invigilation duty, we should demand at least Rs 500/- per day as is being paid by Banks and PSUs.
5. Another issue which was discussed is about the need to publish the names of the regular promoted ASPs in the Gazette of India. This would seem necessary because a certificate attested by one of our ASPs was returned by University Authorities on the plea that ASPs are not a Gazetted officer as their names are not published in the Gazette. This aspect may be looked into.
6. At present different standards are adopted in various Circles/Regions for reimbursing mobile and broadband charges. It is requested to cause issue of a general order in this regard from Directorate so that a uniform procedure will be adopted in all the Circles.
7. Some of the IPs who were promoted in 2007 are not getting the benefits of pay fixation as per CCS RP Rules 2008 as per which the Scale of Assistant Superintendent was upgraded to 7450-11500 from 6500-10500 in the pre- revised scale and accordingly in the pay band of PB2 with grade pay of 4600/-. As per the clarification issued by Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their letter No 10/1/2010-IC dated 27/01/2010, officials who are promoted after 1/1/2006 can opt to switch over to the revised pay with effect from the date of promotion and if they opt so, their pay will be fixed with reference to the fitment table of the corresponding pre revised scale of Rs.7450-11500. Vide MOF (Exp) letter No 22/01/2010-C dated 20/03/2010 it is further clarified that the fixation formula is applicable for all the ministries. The Ministry of Finance has also issued orders vide letter F No. 7.14.2010-E.III(A) dated 5.7.10 permitting to revise the initial option up to 31.12.10, if the option is more beneficial to the officers. Other ministries like Ministry of Petroleum and Gas have already issued orders in this regard. However, our members are being denied this benefit on the plea that orders have not been issued by our Department. The matter may be brought to the notice of the Secretary and necessary orders may be caused to be issued in the matter.
8. Another issue which would merit consideration is about providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisions. As nearly 10,000 PAs have been newly recruited in November 2010, diverting some one or two PAs to assistant the Sub Divisional heads will not be much of a problem. The earlier demand of the Association to substitute one post of Mail Overseer with PA (since the grade pay of 3rd MACP of Mail Overseers and PA are same) can also be demanded now. If this request cannot be acceded to, permission to outsource the clerical work may be demanded.
9. Another decision of the CWC is to revise the Recruitment Rules for Mail Overseers so that the present system of posting a postman at the fag end of his service as Mai Overseer can be dispensed with. Since well qualified GD Sevaks are getting qualified as postman through tough competitive examination, a selection cum screening process can be adopted which would rise the quality of work of the Mail Overseer and enable the IP/ASP to utilize him/her more effectively.
10. Due to the multi-faceted duties entrusted to the Sub Division, inspection has become a routine exercise and is not being carried out effectively. This situation calls for the formation of a team to carry out inspection which would be more effective in this emerging scenario. The questionnaire should also be standardized and software as is being used in Tamil Nadu should be developed and brought into use throughout the Country. Questionnaire from different sections/areas – KYC, technology, RPLIL and PLI should be compiled by the Inspection Wing of Directorate and a comprehensive version should be published in the India Post Website which should be kept update by incorporating inputs from various sections.
11. Lastly one issue pertaining to Kerala Circle also needs the intervention of CHQ. 3 IP candidates who were qualified in the surplus batch of 2010 have been allotted to Kerala Circle although no vacancy was reported in Kerala. Such an allotment has been made while many of the IPs belong to the earlier surplus batch are still working in Circles like Himachel, Gujarat, Karnataka etc. It may be ensured that repatriation is made to the Home Circle based on seniority.
The above issues may please be examined and brought to the notice of the Secretary in the meeting.
Monday, August 8, 2011
1.K. Sathimoorthy (Kerala) alloted to Tamilnadu
2.S. Ravi (Directorate) alloted to Tamilnadu
3.M. Mustafa (Kerala) alloted to Tamilnadu
4.L. Amlachandran (Kerala) to Tamilnadu
5.T.Selvaraj (A.P) alloted to Tamilnadu
6.R.Thiraviraj (A.P) alloted to Tamilnadu
7.S. Grururajan (A.P) to Tamilnadu
8.V.Balaraman (A.P) to Tamilnadu
The above mentioned officers will be relieved only after their relievers will join their posts.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Ms Kavery Banerjee Secretary (Posts) and Ms Arundhaty Ghosh CPMG WB Circle