GS writes to DG Posts on PS Group B DPC

CHQ/IPASP/DPC/2012                                                             Dated:    5/11/2012.

Ms. Manjula Prasher,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi 110 001.

Sub:     Convening of regular DPC for promotion to PS Group ‘B’ cadre.

Ref.:     Directorate file No. 9-23/2012-SPG.

Respected Madam,

Your kind attention is invited to this Associations’ letter of even number dated 7/5/2012 and reminders dated 25/7/2012 and 27/8/2012 wherein various after effects and injustice being meted out to our members due to non convening of timely DPC was brought to your kind notice but unfortunately no attention seems to have been paid by the Directorate in this regard. The members are taken as granted every time and none of their demands has been settled so far.  As such members of the Association are insisting me to resort to Trade Union activities including participating in the ensuing P-III strike, starting non co-operation movement to the administration.     

2.       Needless to say, that convening of timely DPCs and draw up panel for future vacancies is obligatory on the part of administration and legitimate right of the employees but this year neither any supplementary DPC for left out 23 posts of 2011 has been convened nor the pace of execution of DPC seems to be such that regular DPC for the vacancy year 2012 would be held before December 2012.  Due to this arbitrariness and unplanned action, our 23 senior most members have already been deprived of their legitimate right of promotion and now the others are being left out to face the apathy of the department.  In order to provide us justice, Directorate can pull the staff sitting at the helm of the affairs in Circles to send DPC records to Directorate; else the DPC can be conducted from the available records. 

3.       At present, the most isolated and depressed is Inspector Posts (IP) cadre which is struggling for getting Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4600/- at par with analogous Inspectors of Customs & Central Excise and now they are struggling even to get regular promotion after remaining  25 to 28 years of service in IP Cadre.  The only charm left at the fag end of one’s service career is Non functional grade pay of Rs.5400/- that too after four years of regular service in PS Group B Cadre. Apparently, the delay in regular promotion (mercy grant) to those at their verge of retirement would be the most sufferers for non grant of Non functional grade pay, having cascade effect to their pensionary benefits and retirement life.
4.         In view of the above, it is once again requested your kind honour that emergent action plan may be put in place to immediately convene the DPC giving adequate time to the officers to join well before December-2012 the crucial date of getting increment and qualifying service for entering into GP of Rs.5400/-.

          With profound regards and Diwali Greetings,
Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary