Monday, March 31, 2014

SPC Strikers strikes gold in the T-10 Cricket Tournament

The team 'SPC Strikers' from Speed Post Centre, Trivandrum led by our CS & Manager SPC, Sri. Ajith Kurian,  won the T-10 Cricket Tournament organized by the Recreation Club of TVM RMS this Sunday. In the keenly contested tournament wherein four teams participated, SPC Strikers overcame RMS Revellers in the final to clinch the championship. Earlier the round robin league saw keen competition with the three teams viz, strikers, titans and revellers tied at 4 points each. The finalists were decided based on the net run rate. Sri. M.Mohandas, SSRM RMS TV inaugurated the tournament and Sri. S.Narendran, AD(Wlf), CO gave away the prizes. Sri. Kiran of SPC Strikers was adjudged as the man of the match and Sri. Sarathchandran of RMS Revellers became the man of the series. (pl. see our facebook page for photos)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

GS writes to Secretary(P) requesting enhancement of various allowances consequent upon increase in DA

No. GS/AIAIASP/Misc/Inquiry/2014                          dated  :     28/3/2014.

Ms. P. Gopinath,
Secretary (Posts)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Sub:  Enhancement in the rates of various allowances by 25%   consequent upon Dearness Allowance crossing 100%.

Ref. : Directorate file No. 5-06/2011-PAP dated 24th January, 2012

Respected Madam,

          The VI CPC in their report had recommended that certain allowances, viz. Children Education Allowance, National Holiday Allowance, Daily Allowance, Washing Allowance, Breakdown Allowance, Special Compensatory Allowance, Cycle Maintenance Allowance, Fixed Conveyance Allowance, Road Mileage Allowance, Special Allowance to various categories of staff etc., should be increased by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance crosses 50%, and this recommendation was duly accepted by the Government of India.

          Based on the above recommendation of the VI CPC, these allowances have since been enhanced by 25% w. e. f. 01.01.2011, i.e. from the date, Dearness Allowance having been crossed 50%.

           Now, as per the 
MoF OM No. 1/1/2014-EB-II (B) dated 27th March 2014 Dearness Allowance has enhanced from existing rate of 90% to 100% w. e. f. 01.01.2014, there is, therefore, gross justification that the above allowances be further enhanced by additional 25%, as Dearness Allowance has again crossed the value of 50% after enhancement of these allowances w.e.f.01.01.2011.

          It is therefore requested to kindly issue necessary instructions to this effect at the earliest. 

    With regards, 

Yours faithfully,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Monetary limits for handling cases of Loss / Fraud cases revised

Postal Directorate vide letter No. 8-03/2012-INV dated 24.03.2014 has revised the monetary limits for handling cases of Loss / Fraud cases for conducting Investigations at DO/RO/CO level.
The revised limits will be applicable for cases detected on or after 01.04.2014. Earlier limits will be applicable in respect of all investigations pending on 31.03.2014.
The revised limits are as follows:

Association Impact--orders prescribing minimum service in RMS/Postal Wing for IPs/ASPs stands withdrawn

Directorate vide Memo No. 25-02/2001-PE-I dated 20th March 2014 has withdrawn the orders issued regardingcompulsory minimum working experience in Postal / RMS wing for IPs and ASPs before their higher promotions issued under letter dated 9th September 2013.

All are aware that CHQ has objected this issue vide their letter No. GS/AIAIASP/Merger/IP-ASP/2013 dated 21-9-2013, 17-10-2013 & 6-1-2014. Besides this, as per the directions from Secretary (Posts) the issue was also discussed with Member (P) and DDG (Estt) at length on 27th November 2013 and thereafter Department has called for fresh views / comments from all HOCs and now decided to withdraw the mandatory condition of service made essential vide Directorate memo No. 25-02/2001-PE-I dated 9th September 2013. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CBS in full swing in DOP

The  following HOs/SOs have migrated to CBS platform. 

1. Maharashtra : Beed HO / Pandharpur HO (20/3/14) / Malvan HO / Pune HO (25/3/14)

2. Rajasthan : Jaipur GPO / Barmar HO / Sirohi HO (24/3/14)

3. Karnataka : Ramanagaram MDG (14/3/14) / Channapatna (17/3/14) / Bangalore GPO (25/3/14) 

4. Assam : Golaghat HO (24/3/14)

GS writes to Secretary(P) on the issue of holding supplementary DPC for PS Group B

No. GS/AIAIASP/PS Gr./DPC/2014                                    dated   25/3/2014

Ms. P Gopinath,
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001.  

Subject:    Request for convening supplementary DPC after calculating the actual vacancies including vacancies after repatriation of Group B officer presently working outside their Circles. 

Ref.      :   Directorate Memo No. 9-5/2013-SPG dated 29/1/2014 

Respected Madam,  

          I would like to invite your kind attention to this Association’s letters of even number dated 30/12/2013 and 20/2/2014 vide which it was requested to issue orders for convening supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B and consider repatriation of all Group B officers who completed one year in outside Circles.  

Directorate vide memo No. 9-5/2013-SPG dated 29/1/2014 has accepted 17 (seventeen) declination of PS Gr. B officers promoted vide Memo No. 9-33/2013-SPG dated 10.10.2013. Last year also such type of orders were issued and then supplementary DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B was convened under Memo No.9-23/2012-SPG(Pt.) dated 21/6/2013.  

I would like to further add here that supplementary DPC of the left out vacancies from the extended zone of consideration is a part of main DPC and should be convened immediate after completion of one month against left out vacancies so as the officers in the extended zone may not be deprived of their legitimate right and benefits. But despite lapse of more than five months period nothing has been heard in this regard. 

We urge upon you to kindly issue clear instructions to SPG Division of Directorate to convene the supplementary DPC for the vacancies 2013 by the end of this month and also consider the request of officers for repatriation to their parent circle.  

          Hoping for a favourable action.
          Yours sincerely,

 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Adhar not to be made mandatory- Hon'ble Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to immediately withdraw the instruction, if any, issued by it for making Aadhaar card mandatory for citizens to avail government services. 

"If there are any instructions that Aadhaar is mandatory, it should be withdrawn immediately" a bench of justices B S Chauhan and J Chelameswar said while staying the order of the Goa bench of the Bombay high court directing sharing of data collected for issuing Aadhaar card to citizens with CBI for solving a rape case. 

The bench said biometric or any other data should not be shared with any authorities unless the accused gives consent in writing. The probe agency had sought the data base, including biometrics of persons from Goa, so that those could be compared with the ones obtained from the crime scene for the purpose of investigating rape of a minor girl in a school premises in Vasco. 

The apex court had in its September 2013 interim order said Aadhaar card be not (not) made mandatory for people for availing government services and nobody should be deprived of such facilities for want of the card. The bench passed the order on a petition filed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) challenging thehigh court order which asked it to consider sharing biometric data collected from people with CBI in order to help the investigating agency solve a rape case in Vasco. 

The high court had in an February 26 interim order directed the director general, Central Forensic and Scientific Laboratory (CFSL), New Delhi, to appoint an expert to ascertain if its data base has the technological capability for matching the chance fingerprints electronically obtained.

GS writes to DDG(P) on the issue of transfer of Surplus IPs

No. GS/AIAIASP/Rule-38/TFR-IP/2014                               dated  :     24/3/2014.

Shri V. P. Singh, 
Dy. Director General (P),
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Subject :    Inter-Circle transfer of Inspector Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV----Surplus Qualified Inspector Posts. 

Ref.       :     Dte No. 141-177/2009-SPB-II dated 14th December 2010. 

Respected Sir,

                 Kindly refer to this Association’s letters of even number dated 20/1/2014 and subsequent reminder dated 8/3/2014 wherein justices being denied to our members due to non-considering the request of surplus qualified Inspector Posts for transfer to their parent circle at their own cost and request. 

As you aware that this issue was discussed at length in the informal meeting held with the then Member (P) on 27/11/2013 and during the course of discussion it was assured that all surplus qualified IPs seeking transfer to their parent will be adjusted at one time measure against the possible vacancies, but unfortunately till this date no attention seems to have been paid at Directorate level towards this associations above captioned letters. It is to add here that as per the discussions had in the meeting; this Association has already forwarded the list surplus qualified IPs seeking transfer under Rule 38 to their home circle to Directorate.
It is therefore once again requested to look in to the matter personally and arrange to issue instructions to all CPMsG to consider transfer cases of surplus qualified IPs under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV to their parent circle immediately against the available vacancies.
        Hoping for a favourable action.  

Yours Sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Circle Conference of the Association

Association proposes to conduct the 42nd Biennial Circle Conference at a convenient location in and around Kochi/Aluva on the 10th and 11th of May, 2014. The Pre-Conference working committee will be held on the 10th and the General Body and Open Session on the next day. Accommodation will be provided at the venue on the 10th night for all working committee members and for all  those who propose to arrive at the venue on the 10th. The exact venue of the conference will be announced shortly. All members are requested to make it convenient to attend the Conference and make it a grand success just like our previous conference at Kumarakom. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

New DPS(CR) assumes charge

Sri. S.Ramamurthy has taken over the charge of Director Postal Services, Central Region, Kerala Postal Circle on the forenoon of 13th March, 2014. Association warmly welcomes Sri. Ramamurthy to Kerala Circle and extends all support and co-operation from our members.  

CAT case filed before the Hon'ble Madras Bench claiming GP of 5400 after completion of 4 years in 4800

Shri M. Mohanarangam, Ex-GS of All India Association of ASRM and IRM and now Superintendent (Stg.) RMS Ó’ Division Lucknow has already filed OA in Hon’ble CAT Madras Bench in connection with to grant (MACP) financial up-gradation to applicant in the GP of Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 on non-functional basis, on completion of 4 years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- w.e.f. 1/9/2008, with all attendant benefits is listed for filing of reply by respondent i.e. Department on 27/3/2014.

The applicant in his OA No. 1273/2013 stated that 6CPC introduced Modified Assured Career Progression Schemes (MACPs) and the commission recommended that a Gr. B officer in PB-2 with GP of Rs. 4800/- will get the GP of Rs. 5400/- after completing 4 years of regular service on non-functional basis. The recommendations of the 6CPC was accepted by the Government vide GOI, Ministry of Finance’s Resolution dated 29/8/2008. T
he applicant has further stated in his 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 applicant is holding Gr. B gazette post (ASP cadre) and completed 4 years of regular service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- and he is now eligible for financial up-gradation in the GP of Rs. 5400/- w.e.f.1/9/2012. The applicant while working as ASP (Gr. B) was granted financial up-gradation in the GP of Rs. 4800/- in the pay band of Rs. 9300-34800 in PB-2 w.e.f. 1/9/2008.
The copies of OA No. 1273/2013 (Madras Bench) and OA No. 269/2014 (Hyderabad bench) will be made available on this blog very soon for the information of members.It is requested to all members who are getting GP Rs. 4800/- since last four years, but not drawing GP Rs. 5400/- may file CAT cases jointly at their headquarters.

  Another case on the similar issue (OA No. 269/14) has been filed before the Hon'ble Hyderabad Bench by 15 Gr. B Officers and ASPs who have completed 4 years of service in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/. This case has been posted for reply by the Department. 

Transfers/Postings/Promotions in IP/ASP cadre in CR

RO Kochi has issued the followed transfer/posting/promotion orders in IP/ASP cadres:

Transfers/postings in IP cadre (Ro Kochi Letter No. ST/63-1/2010/11 dated 18.3.14)

1.S/Smt. Smitha Sagar, IP (PG), Changanassery Dn posted as IP Kayamkulam Sub Dn, MVK Dn.
2. Nimmy Dennis, IP, Thodupuzha Sub Dn posted as IP Cherthala Sub Dn, Alpy Dn.
3. Devi.P.Vijayan IP Muvattupuzha Sub Dn posted as IP Palai Sub Dn, KTM Dn.
4.S/Sri.Rajeev.J.Cherukad, IP Palai posted as IP Thodupuzha Sub Dn, Idukki Dn.
5.M.Sunil,IP Chalakudy  to be IP Wadakkanchery Sub Dn, TSR Dn.
6.M.S.Suja, IP Wadakkanchery to be IP, Chalakudy, IJK Dn
7.Sreejaya Murthy, IP Perumbavoor to be IP Vaikom, KTM Dn.
8.R.Reshmy, IP, Vaikom to be IP, Muvattupuzha, Aluva Dn.

Transfer/Postings in ASP Cadre(RO Kochi Lr. No. ST/42-21/13 dated 28.3.14)
1.S/Sri. B.Padmakumar, ASP EKM RMS/2 posted as Manager, NSPC Kochi
2.S/Smt/ Lissy Girl Antony, ASP(Estt), RO Kochi posted as ASP(HQ) EKM Dn.
3.Sheeba Venugopal, ASP(HQ), EKM to be ASP(Estt), RO Kochi
4.Ambily,V. ASP(BD), RO Kochi to be ASP(HQ), RMS EK Dn.
5.V.S.Santhosh, ASP(HQ), RMS EK to be ASP EKM RMS/2, RMS EK Dn.
6.K.S.Mini, ASP Changanassery Sub Dn. to be ASP KTM(E) Sub Dn, KTM Dn.
7.P.S.Sathimol, ASP, KTM(E) to be ASP, Changanassery Sub Dn, CHY Dn.

Regular Promotion as ASP
1.Smt. V.P.Umadevi, IP, Cherthala Sub Dn, promoted to the cadre of ASP on regular basis and posted as ASP(HQ), Idukki Division. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Association on FB

A page has been created for our association in the Facebook. All members are invited to join the page. 

To join Click Here

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bi-monthly meeting with DPS (HQ)

Today our Circle Secretary represented the Association in the bi-monthly meeting held at the chamber of DPS(HQ). The items taken up and the gist of the reply is as follows:

Item No.1: 1. Difficulties in the process of joint verification related to GDS appointments- As per instructions issued from Circle Office (CO letter No. VIG/23/HQ/160/2011 dated 24.4.2012) verifications related to GDS appointments are now being conducted jointly. As per para 12 of the said letter, verifications/cycling test related to appointment to a single post can only be carried out in a day. This restriction imposed, especially in conducting cycling test causes much practical difficulty to the Sub Divisional Heads in so far as the process of conducting verification/cycling test has become much time consuming. Hence para 12 of the said letter may be modified and provision may be made for conducting verification/cycling test for more than one posts in a day. 

Reply: The said instructions were introduced to bring about more transparency into the system of recruitment. The issue of modifying para 12 will be examined. 

Item No.2: Filling up the posts of IP (PG) in Southern Region-Almost all the post of IP(PGs) are lying vacant in SR. Sub Divisional heads are finding it difficult to enquire into public complaints amidst their other duties. Hence, action may be initiated for filling up all the vacant IP PG posts. If not, direction may be given to Divisional Heads to fill up these posts on officiating basis. 

Reply: Instructions have already been given to all the Divisional Heads to fill up the IP PG posts by way of officiating arrangements. The said instructions will be reiterated. 

Item No.3: Lack of proper storage facilities in Sub Divisional Offices-In almost all the Sub Divisional Offices, proper storage facilities for keeping confidential records and files in safe custody are not available. Action may be caused to provide a double lock almirah or an electronic safe to all the Sub Divisional offices.

Reply: Necessary directions will be given to the Divisional Heads in this regard. 

The issue of non-payment of PLI-RPLI incentive to the Sub Divisional Heads/GDS and the need for an IQ at Trivandrum being the Circle Headquarters was also taken up. DPS(HQ) assured to look into the matter and take appropriate steps in consultation with the DDM/Chief PMG. 

GS writes to Secretary(P) demanding vigilance enquiry into the death case of ASP Ajmer

No. GS/AIAIASP/Misc/Inquiry/2014                        dated  :       18/3/2014.

Ms. P. Gopinath,
Secretary (Posts),
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Subject :    Request for initiating vigilance enquiry into the death case of Smt. Mohini Gupta, ASP Ajmer (Rajasthan). 

Respected Madam,

          With due deference, it is submitted that IP/ASP Cadre is being cornered and harassed by way of filing frivolous Criminal complaints against them for any untoward incident of misappropriation occurred in their office, sub divisions, at the behest of Administration, that too when the said Incharge /Sub Divisional Head himself has unearthed the unfortunate defalcation incident. In case, it is the accountability aspect, which prompts the Administration to initiate action against the Incharge /Head of Sub Division, then I am sorry to say that the officers in the hierarchy are also equally responsible for the misappropriation being the Incharge of the Division, Region and Circle. There is no immunity to these people and it cannot be said that officers working on these positions do not carry any responsibility. Therefore, the divisional head, DPS, PMG, CPMG etc ought to have been arrayed in the list of offenders while lodging FIR before the independent agencies for investigations.  

          If IP/ASP cadre who detect the scam are not provided any safeguard, then the day would not be far when such officer, fearing their personal involvement, would not dare to report it. One such incident has come to my notice, where the brave differently able female ASP of Rajasthan Circle, who unearthed the misappropriation, who otherwise deserves pat on her back and need encouragement, was made prime offender in the FIR lodged before CBI authorities, by the Rajasthan Circle administration. The said brave differently-abled lady ASP could not bear the impact. She recorded the material facts, findings of the misappropriation case, biased mindset, in a representation dated 19.01.2014 and sent to Secretary (Posts) and Shri Kapil Sibal Hon’ble Cabinet Minister before leaving for heavenly abode on 29.01.2014. In this unfortunate incident, we have not only lost our dedicated, brave, sincere and hardworking officer but also miserably failed to remove stigma against her.  

          I am enclosing herewith a copy of representation dated 19/01/2014 written by late Smt. Mohini Gupta, ASP, Ajmer addressed to Secretary (Posts) and copy endorsed to Shri Kapil Sibal JI Hon’ble Minister for Communication and IT and CPMG Jaipur regarding detection of fraud and harassment at SPC Ajmer. It is learnt that persons involved in the case are still at large. I am also enclosing herewith a copy of letter No. IP/ASP/Raj/Feb./1/2014 dated 28/2/2014 addressed Lt. Col. D. K. S. Chauhan, CPMG, Rajasthan Circle, Jaipur by Bhupendra Parasher, Circle Secretary, AIASP Rajasthan Circle with regard to sad demise of Smt. Mohini Gupta and action against many IPs and ASPs with malicious and biased mind.  

          It is therefore urged upon to pass an order for immediate departmental vigilance enquiry at Directorate level on the points raised by the deceased officer in her representation dated 19/1/2014 to elicit the truth and to bring the real culprits behind bars. It is also requested to device safeguard measures for the IP/ASP cadre in order to avoid any such incident in future. 

          Hoping for an early action and line in reply. 
          Yours Sincerely, 

Encl : (56 pages)
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to :  

1.             Lt. Col. D. K. S. Chauhan, Chief PMG, Rajasthan Circle, Jaipur 302007 

2.             Shri Bhupendra Parashar, Circle Secretary, Rajasthan Circle & Inspector Posts o/o CPMG, Rajasthan Circle, Jaipur 302007.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Grade Pay case latest update

Our Grade Pay case (OA  No.289/13) came up before the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench  today. Considering the submission of our Counsel, the case has been adjourned to 7.4.14 for filing rejoinder. Action is being taken to file rejoinder at the earliest.  

Monday, March 10, 2014

Inter-Circle transfer of Surplus IPs- reminder by GS


CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P & T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi 110 054.

Amrendra Kumar
ASP (Inv.) o/o CPMG,
Bihar Circle,
Patna 800001
Vilas Ingale
General Secretary
Superintendent (Stg.)
Mumbai APSO (Inland)
Mumbai 400099
Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli
ASP (T) o/o SSPOs,
Mumbai City East Div
Mumbai 400014

No. GS/AIAIASP/Rule-38/TFR-IP/2014                               dated  :     8/3/2014.

Shri V. P. Singh,  
Dy. Director General (P),
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :    Inter-Circle transfer of Inspector Posts under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV----Surplus Qualified Inspector Posts.

Ref.       :     Dte No. 141-177/2009-SPB-II dated 14th December 2010.

Respected Sir,

          Association’s very much regret that we have not received any positive response to our letter of even number dated 20/1/2014 wherein the list of surplus qualified IPs seeking transfer under Rule 38 to their home circle was forwarded for issuing one time measure approval / instructions from Directorate to all CPMsG.

The assurance given to association about adjusting all IPs seeking under Rule 38 transfers to their parent circle has not been implemented in toto as one time measure against the possible vacancies as agreed upon in the meeting at directorate level. Apparently our letters to Directorate are being ignored which are creating sense of discontentment amongst the members thereby jeopardizing the postal services.
It is noteworthy to mention that IPs who qualified after 2009 as surplus candidates have been adjusted by only few circles whereas candidates allotted to other circles during 2007 to 2009 are being denied their right. It is therefore once again requested to issue instructions to all CPMsG to consider transfer cases of surplus qualified IPs under Rule 38 of P&T Manual Vol. IV to their parent circle immediately against the available vacancies.
          We shall appreciate an immediate reply.
Yours Sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)

General Secretary

Saturday, March 8, 2014

IP Gradation list as on 1.7.11 supplied under RTI Act

Copy of the above Gradation List of IPs as on 1.7.11 supplied under the RTI Act is furnished below for the information of all the members:

Courtesy call on PMG(CR)


Our CS Sri. Ajith Kurian & Vice-President Sri. B.Padmakumar visited RO Kochi and met  PMG at his chamber on 7.2.14 and exchanged pleasantries.The meeting was held in a very cordial atmosphere. Association extended all support and co-operation from our side in the days to come which was warmly reciprocated by the PMG. He also assured  that transfers of IPs/ASPs will be done as far as possible on the basis of request/seniority based on the availability of vacancies/replacements. 

RTI Request by CS- reply

Our CS had sought the following information from the Department under the RTI Act through the online portal of RTI:

1.     Whether the gradation list of IPs and ASPs of Kerala Circle has been issued after 2010 ?
2.       If yes, a copy of the same may be supplied.
3.       If No, the probable date by which the same will be issued.
4.       The Name and date of retirement of officers in ASP. PS Gr.B and Gr.A in Kerala Circle who are due to retire by 31.12.2016
5.       No. of vacancies in IP cadre(Departmental Quota) in Kerala Circle after deducting the vacancies earmarked for LDCE 2013 as on 01.01.2014

Reply to the said request has now been received from the CPIO (APMG (S&V) which is as under: 

Item No. 1 to 3: Copy of CGL as on 1.7.2011 is enclosed.

Item No. 4: (a) The details of name and date of retirement of officers in PS Group B and Group A cadre is not available with the CPIO as their service book are maintained by DPA. The information may perhaps be available with DPA.
                 (b) The name and date of retirement of officers in ASP cadre: Sri. P.J.James: 30.11.2016

Item No. 5: There are two vacancies in IP cadre as on 1.1.2014. 

The above reply is published for the information of all members. Scanned copy of the gradation list of IPs as on 1.7.2011 (showing 81 IPs in position) which has been supplied  will be put up on the blog soon. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

GS writes to Secretary (P) again on the issue of grant of GP of 5400 to the ASPs after completion of 4 years of regular service in GP of 4800 under MACP

No. CHQ/IPASP/GP/MACP/2013                                         Dated :    1/3/2014

Shri Surendra Kumar,
Asstt. Director General (PCC), 

Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Sub:  Request for grant of Grade Pay of Rs 5400/- to the ASPs after completion 4 years of regular service in G.P. of Rs. 4800/- earned under MACP Scheme. 

Respected Sir,  

          Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter of even number dated 15/6/2013 and subsequent reminders dated 16/9/2013, 11/11/2013 and 31/1/2014 and SR Section letter No. 10/9/2013-SR dated 25/9/2013 and 30th September 2013 on the captioned subject.   

          As inscribed in the letters hitherto, your kind attention is hereby brought to the fact that the issue of grant of GP of Rs. 5400/- to ASPs and PS Gr. B officers after completion of 4 years of regular service in GP of Rs. 4800/- earned under MACP Scheme has not yet been solved even after lapse of considerable period.  

          It is therefore requested to intimate the present status of this issue to enable me to inform the same to the members of this Association, as they are eagerly waiting for decision taken at Directorate level in this long pending issue.  

          An early reply will be highly appreciated.
Yours Sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Union Cabinet approves Terms of Reference of the 7th CPC

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7thCentral Pay Commission (CPC) as follows:-

a) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-

i. Central Government employees-industrial and non-industrial;

ii. Personnel belonging to the All India Services;

iii. Personnel of the Union Territories;

iv. Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department;

v. Members of regulatory bodies (excluding the Reserve Bank of India) set up under Acts of Parliament; and

vi. Officers and employees of the Supreme Court.

b) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and    feasible regarding principles that should govern the emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, as well as retirement benefits of personnel belonging to the Defence Forces, having regard to historical and traditional parities, with due emphasis on aspects unique to these personnel.

c) To work out the framework for an emoluments structure linked with the need to attract the most suitable talent to Government service, promote efficiency, accountability and responsibility in the work culture, and foster excellence in the public governance system to respond to complex challenges of modern administration and rapid political, social, economic and technological changes, with due regard to expectations of stakeholders, and to recommend appropriate training and capacity building through a competency based framework.

d) To examine the existing schemes of payment of bonus, keeping in view, among other things, its bearing upon performance and productivity and make recommendations on the general principles, financial parameters and conditions for an appropriate incentive scheme to reward excellence in productivity, performance and integrity.

e) To review the variety of existing allowances presently available to employees in addition to pay and suggest their rationalization and simplification, with a view to ensuring that the pay structure is so designed as to take these into account.

f) To examine the principles which should govern the structure of pension and other retirement benefits, including revision of pension in the case of employees who have retired prior to the date of effect of these recommendations, keeping in view that retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on and after 01.01.2004 are covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS).

g) To make recommendations on the above, keeping in view:

i.    the economic conditions in the country and need for fiscal prudence;

ii. the need to ensure that adequate resources are available for    developmental expenditures and welfare measures;

iii.   the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications;

iv.  the prevailing emolument structure and retirement benefits available to employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings; and

v.   the best global practices and their adaptability and relevance in Indian conditions.

h) To recommend the date of effect of its recommendations on all the above.

The Commission will make its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution. It may consider, if necessary, sending interim reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalised.

The decision will result in the benefit of improved pay and allowances as well as rationalization of the pay structure in case of Central Government employees and other employees included in the scope of the 7th Central Pay Commission.


Central Pay Commissions are periodically constituted to go into various issues of emoluments’ structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of Central Government employees and to make recommendations on the changes required.