Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Postings in the cadre of Inspector Posts in CR

PMG(CR) has issued the following posting orders in IP cadre:

1. Sri. Manoj Menon, IP East Sub Dn Rajkot, Gujarat posted as IP Kodungallur Sub Dn

2. Sri. Ajith Kumar, IP Bardoli South Sub Dn, Bardoli, Gujarat, posted as IP Mavelikkara South Sub Dn.

Association extends a hearty welcome to the above officers to Kerala Circle and wishes them all the very best......

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gist of MACP Joint Committee meeting held on 27.7.2012

Gist of the MACP Joint Committee meeting held on 27.7.12 is furnished below:

Discussions were held on the following issues:

1. Grant of MACP in the promotional hierarchy :-
The staff side insisted that option be given to individual employees in this regard to facilitate  him/her to opt for availing benefit of financial upgradation.After discussion it was agreed to examine in depth for finding solution.
2. Date of effect of MACP Scheme :
The desirability of giving effect to the MACP Scheme w.e. f. 01.01.2006 will be examined.
3. Counting of total temporary status Casual Labour Service reckoning 10/20/30 years under MACP Scheme:
Official Side stated that this will be processed separately.
4. Treatment of employees selected under LDCE/GDCE Scheme:
In the light of the instructions issued when the ACP Scheme was introduced. The same policy be adopted and accordingly orders will be issued. In other words, those inducted through LDCE/GDCE Scheme, such induction may be counted as appointment and will be reckoned as promotion.
5. Problems faced in the identical Grade Pay:
It was agreed to issue instructions for granting additional increment for fixation of Pay in case of promotion to the same Grade Pay. Instructions in this regard will be issued to Ministry of Railways etc .
6. Financial Upgradation Under MACPs, in the case of staff who joined another unit/organisation on request:
The Staff Side has pointed out that OM dated 01/11/2010 should be suitably Amended covering the staff who were transferred on request on reversion to the Unit/Organisation so that the total service rendered in the previous Unit/Organisation may be counted for MACPs. It  was agreed to be considered.
7. Extension of benefit of MACPS to an employee appointed in Grade where direct  recruitment element is there while ignoring service and promotion rendered prior to his appointment in that post:
Official Side reiterated that suitable clarification No. 5 of OM dated 09/09/2010 was already issued.
8. Stepping up of Pay of Senior incumbents at par with Junior incumbents as a consequence of  ACP/MACPs :
Staff Side has explained the case of gross injustice done, more particularly in the Accounts Department of India” Railways wherein the incumbents who cleared the Appendix examination are drawing less pay than those who could not qualify the said examination and got the benefit of MACPs. The staff side insisted that this situation is leading to de-motivation among qualified staff and urged for rectifying the anomalies. It was agreed to consider and Ministry of Railways advised to send the proposal.
9. Employees who got one promotion prior to 01/09/2008 and completed over two decades of service without benefit of promotion and are denied third ACP under MACPs:
After discussion, official side agreed that is a peculiar situation and assured to take action to rectify the situation. The staff side has insisted that in such cases third ACP should be straight away given to staff from the date subsequent to the date of completion of two decades of service after promotion. Official side appreciated the logic and reasonableness and agreed to consider. 

10. Modification of recruitment rules particularly in Railways and upgradation granted by abolition of Pay Scale-Implementation of MACPs :
The Staff Side explained that in the Railways the lower Pay Scales were abolished and posts were upgraded to the higher Pay Scales with revision of recruitment qualification and designation. In such cases the staff side insisted that entry Grade Pay as a result of upgradation subsequent to abolition of lower Pay Scales should be taken into consideration for reckoning 10/20/30 years of service for granting MACP.Official side has agreed to obtain detials from Ministry of Railways for issuing appropriate clarification. In the meanwhile, Railway Board will have discussion with the Staff Side separately so that appropritate proposal could be sent to the DoP&T.
11. Placement of staff as a result of upgradation of posts :
The Staff side (NFIR) insisted that such placements should not be considered as promotion for the purpose of grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme. Official side stated that this will be examined.
12. In the course of discussion the Official Side also stated that MACP Scheme should be a fall-back option and the Ministries should conduct Cadre Restructuring for ensuring that the staff could be promoted within the reasonable time i.e. within 10 years. When the Staff Side pointed out that the Ministry of Railways is citing the instructions of Ministry of Finance issued some years back that only one third of the Cadre could be disturbed, for revising the percentages, the Official Side clarified that necessary clarificatory instructions will be issued to the Ministry of Railways etc., so that the Cadre Restructuring can be done without problems.


Kashmiri Saffron will be marketed and delivered across India and around the world through a new initiative introduced by India Post under the banner Saffron Post.This novel service was launched today by Gulam Hassan Mir, Minister of Agriculture at a function held at Town Hall, Pampore.
John Samuel, Chief Post Master General, Jammu and Kashmir was also present on the occasion. The Minister appreciated the involvement of the Post office in promoting Saffron. At the inaugural function, Shri John Samuel, Chief Post Master General declared that while this new service will be a major boon to the Saffron growers and dealers, it will also help the people across India to get high quality Saffron through the postal network in a convenient and efficient manner.
Mr John Samuel, Chief PMG said that the Post office in J&K, in association with the local growers and dealers of Saffron, will be involved in promoting and marketing high quality Kashmir saffron. This will be a major boon to the people of Kashmir as Saffron will be marketed and delivered through India Post across the nation and around the world. The essence of Saffron Post is the quality assurance and the vast distribution network of the Post office. The saffron marketed through India Post will be subjected to intensive quality control check by the State government approved institution.
“Saffron Post is available in packets of 0.5 grams, 1 gram and 5 grams at selected post offices in Kashmir. Customers can buy the products in person at India Post outlets in Jammu and Kashmir. Further, they can also place orders of Saffron through the Post Master (Saffron Post division), Srinagar GPO, Srinagar190001 and the products will be packed and delivered through Speed Post across India and around the world”, he said

Grade pay of IPs- latest update

It has been ascertained from the Postal Directorate that file relating to upgradation of Grade Pay of IP from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- has been again submitted to the Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance by the Department.

PS Group B DPC for the year 2012-13

Directorate vide memo No. 9-23/2012-SPG dated 23.07.2012 has called for the ACRs/APRs of 522 Officers for holding DPC for the year 2012-13. Vacancies are to be calculated.Detailed memo is available in the CHQ blog.

GS writes of Secretary Posts on convening DPC for Group B Promotions

Copy of the letter given to Secretary (Posts) on the above issue is reproduced below for information of all members:

No. CHQ/IPASP/DPC/2012                                             Dated :        25/7/2012.
Smt. Manjula Prasher,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi 110 001.
          Sub:     Convening of regular DPC for promotion to PS Group ‘B’.
Respected Madam,
Kindly refer to this Associations letter of even number dated 7/5/2012 regarding convening of regular and supplementary DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B cadre.  

There are set rules and procedure to convene DPCs at regular intervals to draw up panels which could be utilized for effecting promotions/against vacancies occurring during the course of a given year. As such, department should by now initiate action to fill up the existing as well as anticipated vacancies in the respective quota as per the instructions contained in DOP&T OM No. 22011/5/86-Estt.D dated 10/4/1986. By not adhering to the standing instructions of DOPT, the department is unnecessarily dragging the members of the Association into litigation.  

It is pertinent to mention here that there remain 22 to 23 vacancies from the last DPC under 75% quota for the vacancy year 2011, so supplementary DPC for the vacancy year 2011 was required to be conducted as it is done every year before any promotion through LDCE (25% quota). But contrary to this, the department has declared the result of LDCE for PS Group “B” that too in a haste ignoring the right of Senior ASPs waiting their elevation for the last 23 to 24 years. Now, the department cannot blame members of the Association for any litigation that could arise owing to fixation of seniority for not convening supplementary DPC for the vacancies year 2011.

It is therefore once again requested that suitable orders may kindly be passed to put in place immediately for calling ACRs/APARs of eligible officers for holding DPC for the left out vacancies for the year 2011, and also for vacancy year 2012.

A positive action will be highly appreciated.
With regards,
  Yours sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Monday, July 23, 2012

Items for discussion with CPMG in the four monthly

The following items have been furnished for discussion with Chief PMG in the four monthly meeting to be held shortly:

1. Non-payment of RPLI incentive:

There has been inordinate delay in payment of RPLI incentive. Payments for the last two years are pending in almost all the Divisions even after issue of orders in this regard by Directorate.

2.Cent Percent Verification of balances of single handed SO/BO.

The recent instructions issued from CO regarding cent percent verification of all balances of a single handed SO/BO in a month needs to be re-examined.  There may be nearly 800 to 1000 SB accounts 1500 to 2000 RD accounts 100 to 150 MIS and 50 TD accounts in an SO. It would be practically impossible for a Sub Divisional Head, assisted by two MOs to carry out verification of nearly 3500 accounts in a month. Such a direction will jeopardize the entire working pattern in the Sub Division. Some other method of verification like issuing notices to the depositors by developing appropriate software may be explored.

 3.Training on departmental softwares and in MNOP/CBS/AML

There is a need to impart proper training to all the IP/ASPs of the Circle on various departmental softwares which have undergone many changes, from the point of view of inspections. There is also a need for a separate access level/login (with only view options) for Inspecting Officers rather than depending on the PAs for gathering information. A compendium on various checks on MNOP/CBS/AML etc also needs to be issued. 

  As there is restriction on the number of items, all the items put forth by the members could not be included in the above list. These items will either be included next time or taken up with Chief PMG during the course of the discussion.

Items for discussion with PMG (CR)

The following items have been given for discussion with PMG in the bi-monthly meeting due to be held shortly:

1. Inordinate delay in  issuing posting orders of IPs/ASPs:

There has been inordinate delay in issuing posting orders of IPs/ASPs in Central Region. In the year 2011, although adhoc promotions of IPs were ordered by Circle office and promoted officers were allotted to CR vide CO Memo No. ST/3-2/2010 dated 28.2.11; posting orders were issued after much delay. Similarly, in 2012, allotment orders were issued way back on 4.5.12 however; their posting orders were issued only on 3.7.12. This delay has led to a situation where in the promoted IPs were denied all the benefits of adhoc promotions in relation to their counterparts promoted and allotted to other two regions in the Circle, where orders were issued and officers joined in their respective posts much early. 

2. Non-Payment of honorarium to POs/IAs in Rule 14/Rule 10 cases.

 It is brought to the notice of the Association that there has been heavy delay in sanctioning payment of honorarium bills to IPs/ASPs functioning as IA/PO in disciplinary cases in CR. Bills forwarded to RO in the month of June 2011 are still pending. Ro is said to have taken the stand that such bills can be passed only after the expiry of appeal period. Such a stand is against the extant orders on the subject.

 3.Supplying copies of orders to Circle Secretary of the Association

There is a practice of supplying copies of posting/transfer orders issued in IP/ASP cadre to the Circle Secretary. The said practice is being followed in other regions of the Circle. However, even after repeated requests to the AD (Staff), the same is not followed in CR.

  Any other issues which is to be brought to the notice of the  PMG during the discussion may be furnished to the CS.

IP vacancies for the year 2012

CO has announced vacancies for the Inspector Posts Examination -2012 as under:

Total-7 vacancies

Exemption for salaried employees for filing Income Tax Returns-2012-13

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) vide its Notification No. 9/2012 dated 17th February, 2012 has exempted salaried employees from the requirement of filing the returns for assessment year 2012-13. The exemption is applicable only if all the following conditions are fulfilled:-

Employee has earned only salary income and income from savings bank account and the annual interest earned from savings bank account is less than Rs. 10 thousand.
• The total Income of the employee does not exceed Rs. 5 Lakh (Total Income means Gross Total Income Less deductions under Chapter VIA).
The Employee has reported his PAN to the employer.
• Employee has reported his income from interest on savings bank account to employer.
• Employee has received Form 16 from his employer.
• Total Tax Liability of employee has been paid off by employer by way of TDS and employer has deposited TDS with central government.
• Employee has no refund claim.
• Employee has received salary only from one employer.
• Employee has not received any Notice from Income Tax Department for filing of Income Tax return.

Constitutional Amendemnt of the Association

Government of India
Ministry of Communications and IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
No. 15/4/2012-SR                                                             Dated : 12-07-2012
The General Secretary,
All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts,
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi-54.
Sub : Amendment in constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and     Assistant Superintendents Posts.
          I am directed to refer to your letter No. CHQ/IPASP/Reso/1-2/2012 dated 17.5.2012 on the above mentioned subject and to inform that Government has provisionally approved amendment to the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts. The amended version will now read as given below.
Revised Article 38 : Subscription
The monthly subscription shall be Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per member, payable monthly through check off system by deduction from the salaries by Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) @ Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per month. However, in case of new members, they can exercise their option in the month of April and deduction of subscription @ Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per month will be made by the DDO concerned from 1st July of that year. Entire deducted subscription will be remitted to the Circle Branch. 40% of the subscription will be allocated to CHQ and the remaining 60% to Circle Branch (by Circle Secretary).

Revised Article 44 : Circle Conference :
The Circle Conference shall be the supreme deliberative and legislative body of the Circle Association, it shall among others have following specific powers:
(a)          To elect the following office-bearers:
(i)           President                        (v) Organising Secretary – 4
(ii)          Vice President -2            (vi) Treasurer
(iii)        Circle Secretary              (vii) Assistant Treasurer
(iv)         Assistant Circle Secretary-3
Note : 1        The election of office-bearers at items (i) to (vii) above shall be by  secret Ballot, if so demanded even by a single member.
Note : 2        (a) If the Circle Conference of a particular Circle desires to have more  Organising Secretary or Assistant Circle Secretary they may be so elected.
(b)  To appoint the auditor from among the members.
(c)  To elect the members of the Circle Working Committee not exceeding twenty five.
(d)  To elect the delegates for the All India Conference.
(e)  To consider and adopt the annual report, accounts and budget estimates.
(f)   To adopt resolutions on problems of the members and to devise ways and means to implement the Center’s Policy Directives.
2.       The above amendment may be incorporated in the existing constitution of the Association and a fresh copy of the constitution submitted to this office for record.
Yours faithfully,
(Subhas Chander)
Consultant (SR)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Transfer and postings of ASPs in CR

PMG CR has issued  the following orders of transfer/posting:

1. Sri. P.M.Hareeswaran, ASP(OD), Thrissur transferred and posted as ASP Printing, PSD Thrissur

2. Sri. V.K.Rajeev, ASP TVM(N) Sub Division allotted to CR, posted as ASP(OD), Thrissur.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gp P Exam 2012 - Result Announced

The Result as per the All India Association blog is reproduced below:

IP Line :
1. Hari Krishna Prasad, Andhra
2. Syed Anwar, Andhra
3. Harish Kumar  Mahawar, Chattisgarh.
4.  Syed Ansar, Andhra
5. Baby Prasad Dash, Orissa
6. K.Lekshmana Pillai,
7. Yara Ramakrishna, Andhra
8. Ranjay Kumar Singh, Bihar
9. Raja Biyo Prasad, Bihar.
10. N.Prakash, Tamil Nadu.
11. Himanchu Kumar Mishra, UP
12. Swapan kumar Gorai, WB
13. Wuriti Naga Vidya Kumar, Andhra
14. A.Srinivasa Rao, Andhra
15. Rashi Bihari Ram, ST, Bihar

General Line :

1. M.Rajendran, TN

2. Ramakrishna, Andhra
3. Viluri Sathyanarayana, Andhra
4. A.Venkata Reddy, Andhra
5. R.Arumugan, TN
6. Rathi Ram Meena, APS, Delhi