Friday, December 28, 2012

Group B DPC- allotments in Kerala Circle

The following members of our Circle has been promoted to PS Group B on regular basis and allotted to Kerala Circle in the DPC held on 27.12.12:

(i) Sri. A.Sudhakaran
(ii) Sri. P.V Kesavan
(iii) Sri. A.R.Reghunathan

In addition the following officers have allotted to Kerala Circle:

(i) Sri. A.K.Mahboob Ali  (TN)
(ii) Sri. V.Thangavelu (TN)
(iii) Sri. K.Soorappan (TN)
(iv)Sri. P.S.Ramaswamy (TN)
(v)Sri. K.A.Sambasiva Rao (AP)
(vi)Sri. Y.S.Narasinga Rao (AP)
(vii) Sri. P.S.Chandrasekhar (AP)
(viii) Sri. P.Barthalaxmi
(ix)Sri./ G.N.Lakshmi Prasad

Hearty Congratulations and best wishes to the officers....

Sunday, December 23, 2012

PSI Project Evaluation Workshop

The Project Evaluation Workshop of the PSI/LOTCO Trade Union Rights Project was held at Secunderabad on 17th & 18th December, 2012. Our CS Sri. Ajith Kurian represented the Association in the workshop. Sister Arnica Barning from Sweden (SEKO) attended the twin day workshop, apart from prominent leaders of major unions/associations from all South Indian States like NOGE, TNGOE,KSGEA,AINLIEF,AIAIASP & INDWF. Prof. Maduraiveeran, Presidency College was the Chief Moderator in the workshop apart from Sri. Kannan.  The objectives of the TUR Project which was launched in 2009, the various activities carried out in all the four states, various output indicators and impacts were discussed and analysed in detail with the aid of group tasks, discussions, presentations and plenary discussions. Sister Arnica the representative of SEKO was impressed with the overall impact and results of the project and vowed to convince her Union Authorities to continue their support to this project. As a start to the activities in 2013, a planning meeting is expected to be held at Thiruvananthapuram during the last week of January, 2013.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Government warns of stern action against striking employees

The Centre has issued a warning of disciplinary action to dissuade its 13 lakh-odd employees from participating in the strike called by the confederation of central government employees on Wednesday. 

All departments have been asked to take disciplinary action against babus who skip work for the strike apart from deducting their wages for the day. 

The personnel ministry has even sought a list of all employees who don't turn up for work on December 12. Departments are usually given about 15 days to inform the Centre about babus that participated in a strike, but this time the list of absentees has been sought by the same evening. 

The government was informed of the strike by the confederation in November, citing 15 unmet demands such as scrapping the new pension scheme, setting up the Seventh Pay Commission and revival of negotiations between the government and its workers through the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM).

CAT case- update

Close liaison is being maintained with our Advocate at Ernakulam regarding filing of a fresh OA before the CAT on the grade pay issue. The first installment of Rs 30,000/- has been handed over to the Counsel. The draft of the OA is under preparation and we expect to get the draft within  two weeks time. After the same is vetted, OA will be filed. We expect to bring up the OA before the Bench immediately after Christmas Vacation. Copy of the Vakalath is being send to both Permanand & GS for signing and early return. A copy of the resolution passed by the Association assigning the GS to file the case on behalf of the Assn. is also required and the same is also being obtained from the CHQ.


Bonus ceiling of Rs 3500/- for GDS

GDS employees will get bonus ceiling at par with departmental staff. Bonus ceiling Rs. 3500/- to GDS. File cleared by MOF. 2.7 lakh GDS staff will be benefited.

Meeting with Secretary (Posts)

It is informed by Postal Directorate that, date for holding of periodical meeting with Secretary (Posts) will be given soon to All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts. It is also informed that Directorate have already received agenda from Association and same will be discussed in the ensuing meeting.

Source: CHQ Blog

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CS writes to CPMG on the issue of denial of adhoc promotions

Copy of letter given to Chief PMG on the above issue of reproduced below for information of all members:

No.  IP/ASP/ASSN/12                                                                        Date:   4.12.2012


The Chief Postmaster General
Kerala Circle
Trivandrum- 695033


                                                Sub: Denial of adhoc promotion to Sri. Anwarjan-reg:

   This is to convey the strong protest and indignation of this Association over the proposal to keep in abeyance the adhoc promotion granted to Sri. Anwarjan, PM Alappuzha HO and also the proposal mooted by PMG (NR) to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the said officer and Sri. K.C.Velayudhan, ASP (HQ), Vadakara on purely flimsy grounds.

   As you would agree, the ASPs of this Circle are normally getting promotion to PS Group B, that too, on adhoc basis, at the fag end of their service after toiling in the Department for more than three decades. As a cadre of middle managers, we have always stood hand in glove with the administration and have made all efforts to discharge our duties to the best of our abilities. However, it is but unfortunate to see that our officers are being unnecessarily harassed on purely fictitious grounds. It is ascertained that Charge sheet is being contemplated against Sri. Anwarjan and Sri. K.C.Velayudhan alleging discrepancies in inspections carried out nearly a decade ago that too alleging contributory negligence. As you would agree, initiating such belated proceedings on the eve of promotion/retirement of these officers would be in gross violation of the recent directives issued by DOP&T (OM No. No. 425/04/2012-AVD-IV(A) dated 29.11.12) and also violative of the principles of natural justice and would be unsustainable before law. It is also trite law that denial of promotion on the plea that charge sheet is contemplated against an official is patently irregular and contrary to the extant instructions on the subject. Such a hasty move especially after orders of adhoc promotion have been issued by Circle Office is totally unheard of in this Circle and can only be construed as an attempt to wreck vengeance on the officers and to deny them their due promotions. Moreover, such a decision, if taken, will only result in demoralizing the entire cadre and will also derail the ongoing business activities in the Circle.

 Hence, this Association, while expressing strong protest and indignation, appeals to your kind self to intervene in the matter and to refrain from such vindictive action against the said officers and to drop all further proceedings against them and  reconsider the decision taken to keep in abeyance the adhoc promotion granted to Sri. Anwarjan.  A line in reply will be deeply appreciated.

      Thanking You,

                                                                                                                  Yours faithfully


                                                                                Ajith Kurian
                                                                              Circle Secretary

Copy to

1. The Postmaster General, Northern Region, Calicut for kind information.

2. Sri. Vilas Ingale, General Secretary, All India Association of IPs/ASP, New Delhi for favour of information and immediate intervention of CHQ in the matter.

                                                                                                            Circle Secretary