Directorate seeks clarifications on the merger proposal submitted by the Association

No. 25-35/2011-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications and IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001
Date : 19th May 2014
The General Secretary,
All India Association of Inspectors and
Assistant Superintendents, Posts,
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony,
Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi – 110 054.
Subject : Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre – Proposal regarding.
          Kindly refer to your letter No. GS/AIAIASP/Merger ASP/2013 dated 20.11.2013 and 21.04.2014 on the subject mentioned above.
2.       In this regard, this is to inform that the proposal submitted by your Association has been examined in detail with the following observations:
(i)          It was intimated in the proposal that there is a matching saving for the proposal as there would be an additional expenditure of Rs. 66,86,100/- per annum against the saving of Rs. 69,25,100/- per annum. This means a net saving of Rs. 2,39,700/- per annum. However, while this may be true in the long run, at present there would be no matching saving, as pay will have to be protected for the 679 ASPs till they get promoted to PS Gr. B Grade, while additional expenditure of Rs. 66,86,100/- would start immediately Savings will start accruing only after the 679 ASPs working on the ASP posts downgraded to IPs get promoted to PS Gr. B Grade which will take a very long time. Thus, it is not correct to say that the case has matching savings.

(ii)         The proposed down gradation of 679 ASPs (Sub Division) to IP (Sub Division) would create technical problems as ASPs cannot be posted on IPs Posts. Otherwise, they would have to be reverted which is not permissible. The proposal, thus, would only be beneficial for the senior 1311 ASPs and at the same time detrimental to the remaining 679 ASPs who may suffer reversion. Further, on upgradation of the ASPs Posts to PS Gr. B there would be two or more Gr. B officers in Gr. B Divisions. Then, there would be a problem / issue of reporting and also that who amongst them would head the Division.  This would ultimately create complicated situation and may not, thus, be administratively viable.
(Note :- the number of ASP Sub Divisions has been ascertained from the Circles and the matching savings have been re-calculated on the basis of information received from the Circles)
3.       Therefore, it is requested to furnish your comments / clarifications on the above mentioned observations for further examination of the proposal at the earliest.
Yours faithfully,
(Tarun Mittal)
Assistant Director General (PE-I)

PS : All Circle Secretaries / CHQ office bearers and members are requested to submit their comments in detailed to GS by email