Historic meeting with 7th CPC members

As per the appointment received from 7CPC for discussion on issues related to IP/ASP cadre, a delegation of following members of Association attended meeting with Hon’ble Chairman of 7CPC at Sahyadri State Guest House, Malbar Hill, Mumbai on 7/11/2014. 

1.   Shri Vilas Ingale – General Secretary & Superintendent, NSH, Mumbai.
2.   Shri Roop Chand – Ex-General Secretary & President Delhi Circle &  ADPS o/o CPMG, Delhi.
3.   Shri Manjunath Hubballi – Circle Secretary, Karnataka Circle & ASP Haveri Sub Division.
4.   Shri M. S. Ahirrao – President Maharashtra Circle & SRM “L” Division, Bhusawal.
5.  Shri S. S. Kulkarni – Ex-CHQ Treasurer & Ex-Circle Secretary, Maharashtra Circle and ADM (PLI) o/o CPMG, Mumbai.
6.   Shri N. Yadagiri – CHQ Treasurer and ASP (T) o/o SSPOs, Mumbai East Division, Mumbai.
7.   Shri Rajan S. Buchade – ASP, NSH, Mumbai.  

Following members from 7CPC were present in the meeting. 

1.   Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur – Chairman
2.   Smt. Meena Agarwal – Secretary
3.   Shri Sameer Sinha – Joint Secretary
4.   Dr. Rathin Roy – Member
5.   Shri Mudit Mittal – Director
6.   Shri Vivek Rae – Member
7.   Shri Rajiv Mishra – Salahkar  

At the beginning of the meeting, General Secretary conveyed sincere thanks to the Hon'ble Chairman, 7CPC for giving an opportunity to Association to discuss the pay related issues and then offered shawl and bouquet to Hon’ble Chairman as goodwill gesture. GS handed over a copy of Memorandum to Hon’ble Chairman and thereafter briefed about the cadre and highlighted the demands as  listed in the Memorandum before 7CPC. Hon’ble Chairman and all Members heard the grievances very patiently in a positive manner. During the course of discussions, queries raised by Hon’ble Chairman and his team were actively replied by GS and his team to their satisfaction.  GS  further requested Hon’ble Chairman that the pay parity among Inspectors of other Central Government Departments i.e. Income Tax, Central Excise and Customs, Assistants and Personal Assistants in Central Secretariat Services etc. and Inspector Posts should be maintained. The duties and responsibilities (i.e. annual inspections of post offices, cash conveyance without police escorts, MGNREGS payments, recruitment of GDS staff etc.) of Inspector Posts and Inspectors working in other departments were also explained in details before 7CPC. Secretary of 7CPC  took note of all new and important points discussed in the meeting.  GS proposed pay scale to Inspector Posts Rs. 70000-150000 with GP Rs. 14400/- and pay scale to ASP Rs. 70000-150000 with GP Rs. 16200/-. 

Shri Manjunath Hubballi, Circle Secretary, Karnataka Circle Branch  presented power point presentation in a effective manner. He briefed that Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendents Posts are Middle Level Managers and they should get more pay than the staff being supervised by them.    

Shri Roop Chand, Ex-GS and President Delhi Circle Branch explained the promotional avenues available to the IP/ASP cadre  also bequeathed an example of long span of promotion and its stagnation etc. During the course of discussion, the issue of merger of ASP cadre with PS Group "B"/ IP cadre was also discussed in detail. Hon’ble Chairman advised us to pursue this vital issue with the Department of Posts/ Ministry of Finance and outcome of the same should be reported to 7CPC by separate note.  

Shri S.S. Kulkarni, Ex-CHQ Treasurer and Ex-Circle Secretary, Maharashtra Circle and Shri M. S. Ahirrao, President, Maharashtra Circle  also took active part in the discussion. Both the members brought to the notice of Hon'ble Chairman that Inspectors recruited through Direct Recruit quota in Department of Posts through SSC are quitting department immediately due to less Grade Pay than the Inspectors in other Central Govt. departments and therefore large number of posts of Inspectors in the department are  lying vacant for years together. 

The meeting ended with thanks to chair. 

Hearty Congrats to our CS and his team for their efforts in meeting the CPC members and presenting our case in detail..... let us hope that our efforts will yield positive results......IP ASP Association Zindabad..Zindabad... Zindabad..