1 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009

As we have no other option except to embrace
the three ACP scheme, applicable to all Central
Government employees at this juncture and even
opted for that too, We could not answer to the
questions such as will it be the salvation for the long
awaited promotional avenues which is lacking in the
postal services or will it replace the existing TBOP,
BCR which were earlier called as regular promotions
as per the agreement made with the service unions
then. Yes. ACP cannot be equated with the regular
promotions. They are only financial up gradations with
many riddles and riders.
What is the position of promotional avenues
existing in the Postal? Will it be sufficient or at least
equivalent to the extent of 50% available in other Govt
departments like Income tax, Railways etc? Will it
be at least equal to the extent available in the Postal
Accounts in our same organization? Not at all.
Promotional avenues are plenty everywhere including
the Postal accounts except others i n postal
department. Promotional avenues are too meager
palpably very low in the case of postal employees.
During 1974, the 20% LSG scheme was introduced
with the good intention to provide minimum of 20%
operative staff shall be elevated to the LSG to avoid
stagnation and frustration in the minds of the
employees in the absence of required regular
promotions. To improve the position further, the staff
unions accepted the TBOP and BCR promotions
which were equated with the regular LSG and HSG II
promotions by accepting the staff cut to the extent of
20% in the supervisory and 6% in the operative sides.
It was the accepted on the basis of agreement made
after discussions in the JCM.
The Postal department vi ol ati ng the
agreement made with the Staff side had declared in
1999 that the TBOP and BCRs are not regular
promotions and they are only financial up gradations
at par with ACP ignoring the fact that the schemes
were part of cadre reviews with the acceptance of
staff cut at the time of its implementation which should
not be equated with the two ACP promotions scheme
introduced by the Govt to all its employees without
any staff cut. We have miserably failed to counter the
same and the department had once again revived the
old LSG, HSG II schemes during 2002 and digging
out the old files to grant notional promotions right from
1983 resulting in chaos and confusions which is still
a never ending process.
Now what is the position on promotions? Is
the assured 20% LSG vacancies available or restored
after rolling back to the pre 1983 position? No. The
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
present posts available in LSG are less than 9 percent
of the total basic posts. As a model employer, will it
not be the responsibility of the department to restore
pre 1983 position while rolling back and deviating
unilaterally the agreement at least by ensuring 20%
LSG posts. Will it not its responsibility to revive the
posts abolished at the time of implementation of TBOP
and BCR promotions since it were equated with the
normal ACP promotions available for others. The irony
in this case, even after 1999, the perennial staff cut
agreed for TBOP and BCR in establishment review
every time is continuing till today and there are no
orders to stop the review so far.
Much water have flown under the bridges and
we were the mute spectators because of the negative
attitude of the postal board in deciding the promotional
avenues for the lower cadres even though they have
implemented five cadre reviews for the higher officers.
Since the TBOP and BCR are now equated as ACPs,
virtually there is no cadre review exercised for the
operative staff. After adopting the three ACP promotions
which are only financial up gradations, what is the way
out to restore pre 1983 position by reviving 20% LSG
and reviving the post surrendered earlier.
The Cadre review is the only option available
before us after adopting the three ACP promotions.
Promotional posts should be enhanced in the service
to off shoot the matchi ng savi ngs we al ready
surrendered at the time of TBOP and BCR schemes.
We should not allow the department to shut its eyes
over the operative toiling employees of the department
after the implementation of the three ACP without
restoring the staff cut and 20% LSG but exert
pressures and compulsions to make them to discuss
with the Staff side seriously for a cadre restructuring
by provi di ng more regul ar promoti ons to the
employees and settle the issues like PO & RMS
Accountants, Systems Administrators etc.
The Central working committee is meeting
shortly to take stock of the situation and decide future
course of action and it is the time to act to wrest our
foremost demand of cadre review by our concerted
moves of the rank and file at all levels. We must involve
all the workers and muster their strength to wrest the
same. We must challenge the decisions of the
department taken unilaterally without any discussions
with the respective representative trade unions like in
the case of Postmasters cadres etc duly ignoring the
theory of collective bargaining.
If this is not done, we will forfeit our credibility.
What will happen if we fail to do this?
Trade unions will be rendered irrelevant.
Editorial
2 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
The General Secretary Com. K. V. Sridharan has
attended the Union Network International - Asia Pacific
Regional Organization (UNI - APRO) sponsored seminars
on Posts & logistics held at Bangkok and Ayottaya as a
representative of NFPE on the invitation. The Seminars
were held at Bangkok on 08.06.09 & 09.06.09 and at
Ayottaya from 10.06.09 to 11.06.09. The delegates from
India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Nepal, Phillipines,
Vietnam. Srilanka and Vietnam. The members of the UNI
Secretariat, Japan also participated.
On 08.06.09, the Joint Seminar organized by UNI
APRO Post & Logistics & Appear began with the inaugural
address of Mr. Somchai Reopanichkul Director, APPU
Bureau who deal t
el aboratel y about the
international Dimension of
Post and the need for better
understandi ng between
the manager of Postal
Services with the Trade
Union representatives. Mr.
Chandrasekear, Director of
India Post on deputation at APPC which in the training
centre for Postal Managers under APPU has dealt the
subject of 'Changing Scenario of Postal business and
the Business Excellence'. In the after noon he explained
about the Mail parcel & logistics management.
There was a group discussions of participants
alongwith the Managers, IT personnel of various
countries deputed to APP college for training etc on the
subject of how to make the Post profitable under the
Economic crisis. It lasted for two hours and Mr. Chandra
& Mr. Wasim, Lecturers of APPU College hold the
discussions and made the Seminar as useful and
purposeful.
The Participants of the Seminar visited the Laksi
Mail Centre Bangkok in the evening to know about their
Sorting and the logistic services.
On 09.06.09, Mr. Lim, Profesional Expert on
Postal Services has dealt about the reforms in Korea
Post. Thereafter Mr. Wasim, lecturer of APPC covered both
the topics of operational
Excel l ence & Human
resource management
elaborately which was very
useful to know about the
servi ces of vari ous
countries in the region. The
details collected during
group di scussi ons,
interactions, with the participants are furnished in this
issue for the academic interest of all.
On 10.06.09, the parti ci pants moved to
Ayotthaya, the former capital of Thailand and around 70
Kms away from Bangkok to take part in the UNI Apro
GENERAL SECRETARY'S PARTICIPATION IN UNI APRO SEMINARS
Posts & Logistics/SEWU - THP Joint seminar which was
also sponsored by UNI Japan Post. Morethan 25 Union
members of SEWU- THP and UNI - TLC officials
participated the Seminar. The debates, on 'Economic
Crisis and Labour Movement in Thailand and the lecture
of Prof. Lac Dilokvidhyarat, Faculty of Economis.
Chulalangkorn University of Thailand was note worthy. In
the after noon Br. Rah Joon-hwan, Coordinator for sector
& Research Activities, UNI APRO has delat the topic of
'Economic Crisis impact on UNI affiliates and Postal
Business in Asean.
Thereafter, the participants were divided in to
regional groups (Aseam, East Asia, South Asia &
Thailand) and discussed to make presentations on 'What
the impacts of Economic
crisis on Post & Logistic
services & How can post &
Logistics services tackle
with the Economic crisis.
On behalf of India, Nepal &
Sri Lanka formi ng the
South Asian Contingent,
General Secretary Com. K.
V. Sridharan made the presentation.
On 11.06.2009 morning the Representation of
Thailand Post explained about the improvement on
Postal logistic Services and its three fold expansion within
six years. Interactions revealed many facts about the
Thailand Posts.
In the afternoon,
the representatives were
presented thei r group
discussions on the topic
and i t was the uni que
experience to present our
strong views to keep the
Postal as Government
Service in the midst of many advocates of privatization,
corporatization policies.
The General Secretary made a powerful
presentation about our organizational status in the India
Post, challenges, the impact of globalization on Indian
working class, our future plans etc. The adverse impact
of globalization could be very well seen in the Postal
services adopting its policies in other countries.
On 11.06.09, Broter Eiichi, ITO Director of UNI
Apro Post & l ogi sti cs
participated in the farewell
dinner and exchanged the
views of the UNI with all
participants on all issues.
The services of sister Yoko
Marikawa, Staff of UNI Apro
Tokyo offi ce i s si mpl y
superb and ever
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rememebrable.
The participation of the seminars is no doubt
very purposeful to exchange the views of other countries
participants and to know about their services and the role
of Postal Trade Unions in protecting the interest of the
their workers.
OUR OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE FUNCTIONS OF
POST OFFICES IN OTHER COUNTRIES
KOREA
At present, the Postal Service is a Government
organization and the New Government has recently
announced the necessity of corporatization of Postal
Services. Letter mails is the monopoly of Post offices
and brought under universal service with reasonable
rates. Korea post is under the Ministry of Knowledge.
Korea post set up the price of Postal products and
Government set up the basic Postal rates.
Basic Standard of the speed of the Delivery: -
Non priority D+3 Priority D+1 Korea Post is a government
profit making organization. During 2007, it had the earning
of 24300 billion won by Postal business and Rs.20901
billion won by Financial Business. The expenditure was
22857 & 19914 billion Won. It was 25409 & 24336 Billion
Won earning during 2008 while the expenditure was
25010 & 24192 billion Wons in Postal & financial
business respectively.
INDONESIA
Postal Service has been corporatized since 20
June 1995. It is being considered for privatization in 2010.
However 100% share still belongs to Government.
Monopoly of letters is retained upto 500 grams. Ministry
of Information of Communication is the regulatory
authority. Same Day delivery & Next Day delivery (D+O &
D+I) is in existence. During 2008, it was having the net
loss to the extent of IDR 57.90 billions.
PHILIPPINES
The Postal is corporatized on 03.04.1992 and
now it is included in the privatization list of Government
offices/agencies. It operates 60% and the private couriers
are controlling 40% of remaining traffic. The employees
of the Phil Post are treated as civil servants enjoying all
benefits, rights and privileges like other Government
employees. In the total work force, 88% are rank & file
employees and 12% are supervisors & managers.
Commi ssi on on Informati on and communi cati on
Technology (CKT) is the main regulator of Phil Post. The
basic standard of delivery is prescribed as D+1 for local
& intra region mails and D+3 for inter - regional mails.
SINGAPORE
The Service is corporatized since 2003 and
further liberalized from 01.04.2007. The monopoly of
delivery has been reserved for the articles weighting
500gms and below for domestic & international mails.
Singpost is designated as Public Postal Licensee and
the Info - Communications Development Authority of
Singapore will be the regulator of Singpost. It was having
the revenue of 5 $ 472.6 Million and operating profit of $
175.3 M for the financial year ending 31.03.2008. 99%
mails are delivery by next working day within & outside
CBD areas.
THAILAND
It is corporatized during 2003 under the name of
Thailand Post Co. Ltd. Privatization is under consideration.
Now Thai Government is 100% share holder and it is a
State owned enterprise. It is under the Ministry of
Information & Communication technology. Thai Post is
the monopoly in communication market in respect of
letters and Post cards. After corporatization it has 300%
revenue increase and more profits in logistic services.
The standard of delivery stipulated as D+1 for local,
Regional to regional D+2. Allowance for child Birth is the
new area introduced to the employees as one of the fringe
benefits.
VIETNAM
Postal Service of Vietnam is corporatized during
1990. There is no consideration for its privatization.
Vietnam Post works under the Law on companies &
Ministry of Information & Communication is the regulator
of Postal Services. However the Vietnam Post allows
private agents to deliver Postal articles to end-users
throughout the country. This is having only 50% market
only. The remaining traffic are handled by Viettel & Saigon
Post Private operators. Under the Law, Vietnam Post has
to pay a part of its income to the state. The Government
also facilitates financial assistance (as soft loans) for
infrastructure and for the favourable policies to the
Vietnam Post.
Basic standard for delivery is D+1 for local & D+2
for others. Rewards on the Occasion of Festivals, New
Year, cash prizes for increase in the production are the two
new areas in respect of fringe benefits to its employees.
NEPAL
There is a proposal for corporatization of Postal
Services. Now it is a Government department. The
Expenditure for last financial year was 86, 25, 73, 675
whereas the revenue stands as 23,10,50,729. The Postal
workers have no additional holidays. However they are
receiving one month extra salary per year. The Extra
Departmental Employees are the most exploited labour
with lesser pay equal to Rs.1000/- to 1500/- per month
without any other benefits.
SRI LANKA
It is the Government owned Department and there is no
proposal for privatization or Corporatization. For letter
mails, Postal Service is retaining the total monopoly. Total
income $ 39.82 (Million) Expenditure $ 62.76 & Deficit $
22.94 & (Million).
SOME INTERESTING INFORMATIONS - WITHOUT
COMMENTS
v Thailand Post is not recruiting any workers over
three years. Temporary workers sponspored by private
companies are being engaged for two months and
thereafter by subsequent renewals for same periods of two
months. More Temporary employees are now in the rolls.
4 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
v Collective bargaining is applied only for 'bread
and butter' issues in Thailand. Right for collective
bargaining and freedom of association is not applied for
Civil Servants, Schools and university staff.
v Sri Lanka Postal Service is launching its own
telegraph service to compete with the Sri Lanka Telecom.
Both are Government departments.
v As a National Policy, Sri Lanka Government
announced that the Postal Service is a State Service and
there will not be any corporatization or privatization.
v In Thailand, total number of Post offices is 1233.
Whereas it is having 3364 licensed Post offices; Postage
stamp agencies 2188; Franchise Post offices 23.
v There are 657,000 Post offices world wide; 191
member countries: 5.549 million Postal Employees. USA
handles top in the mail volumes; France stands second.
v Rationalization plan in philiphines starts in
October 2009 and 2000 employees will be effected by
retrenchment or voluntary retirement. This is due to
recession of economic policy.
v Thailand Post outsourced the Track & Trace
System. For each transaction, money is disbursed to the
companies.
v Korea Post introduced internet banking during
2000. Now Korea Post Bank is number 1 while comparing
other leading banks of its country.
v In Pakistan, for recruitment of Postman, a
running test will be conducted among the candidates
and one has to run 1 Km. within six minutes. Similarly he
should possess a motor cycle licence.
v 'Post Foundations' was formed during 1981 by
Postal pensioners in Pakistan. Now this is the biggest
organization than postal and deals printing, Steels,
Fabrications, Furnitures, wools etc. it started it function
by supplying uniforms to Army and Furniture to schools.
v Now the Director General, Pakistan Post is the
honorary Chair person of the Postal Foundations and the
Pakistan Post & its employees are being subsidized by the
Post Foundations. The employees are given marriage gift
free furnitures for marriage, Education fees to children etc.
v The Post Foundation of Pakistan provided jobs
to the wards of the Postal employees to the extent of
45%. It provided free housing to the Postal officials; Old
age pension to discharged ED Agents.
v The Extra Departmental Employees of Pakistan
are being paid Rs.2000/- per month. No leave; No
medical; No pension; No civil status; No DA. It is only the
consolidated amount. The EDAs may opt to for to work
commission basis at the same Bo by quitting from the
post if it is advantageous.
v Thailand post has outsourced its transport. The
vehicles being used by the contractors should not be
more than 7 years old. But in Philippines, the departmental
vehicles are used and managed on their own. Sri Lanka
is planning to ply more public services on its own.
v In Korea Post, there is no recruitment over two
years. The workers are engaged on contract basis.
v In Pakistan, the Post was corporatized during
1992. Business went down. There was huge expenditure
after corporatization. It was brought back as Government
Service during 1996. Six to seven months, the postmen
were asked to work for 4 hours on Government duty for
half pay and remaining period in private job. Ban on
creation of posts is continuing in Pakistan over ten years.
v In the survey conducted on health hazard to
postmen, it was found that 16% postmen are suffering
with tuberculosis; 12% Hepatitis B, 7% Hepatitis C, 16%
throat problems. Therefore Postal Foundation is providing
one glass of milk in the morning and one glass lemon
juice in the evening to all postmen.
v In Pakistan, providing security guards, work
related to conveyance of cash and upkeep of office were
outsourced in the Postal department.
In the process of workforce planning, to reduce
the labour supply, 'inducement to quit' is one of the option
(i.e.) making the employees to fed up due to overwork or
bad environment and make them to decide quitting the
organization.
List of office bearers elected for Uttarakhand Circle in the Circle Conference
held on 07.06.2009 at Dehradun
President : Sh. L. D. Tiwari, SPM, Almora Court
Vice Presidents : Sh. S. M. Bhatt, SPM, Ranichori
Sh. J. C. Joshi, SPM Collectorate, Pithorgarh
Sh. H. B. Semwal, APM A/cs Pauri H.O
Circle Secretary : Sh. K. S. Panwar, Postmaster, Rudraprayag (Chamoli)
Assistant Circle Secretaries : Sh. Ram Sharan Bhatt, P.A, Dehradun GPO
Sh. Rajesh Kapil, P.A, Roorkee H.O
Sh. M. S. Samant, P.A, Pithorgarh H.O
Sh. A. P. Dhyani, P.A, Gopeshwar H.O
Sh. Brijesh Kumar Mamgain, P.A, Pauri H.O
Financial Secretary : Sh. B. S. Dhpola, SPM, Kota Bagh Nainital
Assistant Financial Secretary: Sh. Ashok Kumar Verma, P.A, Dehradun GPO
Circle Organizing Secretaries: Sh. Suresh Chander Joshi, Ranikhet GPO
Sh. S. C. Bhatt, Tehri H.O
Sh. Vinay Kumar Sharma, Roorkee H.O
CHQ Congratulates the newly elected Office Bearers of Uttarkhand Circle
5 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
MODIFIED ACP PROMOTIONS
Modified ACP scheme ensures three Financial upgradations on completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of
service with effect from 01.09.2008. We have opted for the modified ACP scheme and communicated
our consent to the Department on 28.05.08. The DOPT OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dt. 19.0509 on
MACPs is reproduced hereunder: -
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
l MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION
SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.
The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para
6.1.15 of its report , has recommended Modified Assured
Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). As per the
recommendations, financial upgradation will be available
in the next higher grade pay whenever an employee has
completed 12 years continuous service in the same
grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations
shall be given in the entire career, as was provided in the
previous Scheme. The Scheme will also be available to
all posts belonging to Group "A" whether isolated or not.
However, organized Group "A" services will not be covered
under the Scheme.
2. The Government has consi dered the
recommendations of theSixth Central Pay Commission
for introduction of a MACPS and has accepted the same
wi th further modi fi cati on to grant three fi nanci al
upgradations under the MACPS at intervals of 10, 20 and
30 years of continuous regular service.
3. The Scheme would be known as "MODIFIED
ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION. SCHEME (MACPS)
FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN
EMPLOYEES. This Scheme is in supersession of
previous ACP Scheme and clarifications issued there
under and shall be applicable to all regularly appointed
Group "A", "B", and "C" Central Government Civilian
Employees except officers of the Organised Group "A"
Service. The status of Group "D" employees would cease
on thei r compl eti on of prescri bed trai ni ng, as
recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and
would be treated as Group "C" employees. Casual
employees, including those granted 'temporary status'
and employees appointed in the Government only on
adhoc or contract basis shall not qualify for benefits under
the aforesaid Scheme. The details of the MACP Scheme
and conditions for grant of the financial upgradation under
the Scheme are given in Annexure-1.
4. An Screening Committee shall be constituted in
each Department to consider the case for grant of financial
upgradations under the MACP Scheme. The Screening
Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and two
members. The members of the Commi ttee shal l
comprise officers holding posts which are at least one
level above the grade in which the MACP is to be
considered and not below the rank of Under Secretary
equivalent in the Government. The Chairperson should
generally be a grade above the members of the
Committee.
5. The recommendati ons of the Screeni ng
Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases
where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/
Department or before the Head of the organisation/
competent authority in other cases for approval.
6. In order to prevent undue strai n on the
administrative machinery, the Screening Committee shall
follow a time-schedule and meet twice in a financial year
- preferably in the first week of January and first week of
July of a year for advance processing of the cases
maturing in that half. Accordingly, cases maturing during
the first-half (April-September) of a particular financial year
shall be taken up for consideration by the Screening
Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly,
the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of
July of any financial year shall process the cases that
would be maturing during the second-half (October-
March) of the same financial year.
7. However, to make the MACP Scheme
operational, the Cadre Controlling Authorities shall
constitute the first Screening Committee within a month
from the date of issue of these instructions to consider
the cases maturing upto 30th June, 2009 for grant of
benefits under the MACPS.
8. In so far as persons serving in The Indian Audit
and Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders
issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor
General of India.
9. Any interpretation/clarification of doubt as to the
scope and meaning of the provisions of the MACP
Scheme shall be given by the Department of Personnel
and Training (Establishment-D). The scheme would be
operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. In other words, financial
upgradations as per the provisions of the earlier ACP
Scheme (of August, 1999) would be granted till 31.08.2008.
10. No stepping up of pay in the pay band or grade
pay would be admissible with regard to junior getting
more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under
MACP Scheme.
11. It is clarified that no past cases would be re-
opened. Further, while implementing the MACP Scheme,
the differences in pay scales on account of grant of
financial upgradation under the old ACP Scheme (of
August 1999) and under the MACP Scheme within the
same cadre shall not be construed as an anomaly.
ANNEXURE - I
MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME
6 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
(MACPS)
1. There shall be three financial upgradation as
under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on
completion of 10, 20 and 30 years service respectively.
Fi nanci al upgradati on under the Scheme wi l l be
admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years
continuously in the same grade-pay.
2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the
immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the
recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given
in Section 1, Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS
(Revised pay) Rules, 2008. Thus, the grade pay at the
time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in
certain cases where regular promotion is not between
two successive grades, be different than what is available
at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher
grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the
hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organization will be
given only at the time of regular promotion.
3. The financial upgradations under the MACPS
would be admissible up-to the highest grade pay of Rs.
12000/- in the PB-4.
4. Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of
regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of
financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the
pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band
and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There
shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of
regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted
under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if
it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than
what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be
available and only difference of grade pay would be made
available. To illustrate, in case a Government Servant
joins as a direct recruit in the grade pay of Rs. 1900 in
PB-1 and he gets no promotion till completion of 10
years of service, he will be granted financial upgradation
under MACPS in the next higher grade pay of Rs. 2000
and his pay will be fixed by granting him one increment
plus the difference of grade pay (i.e. Rs. 100). After
availing financial upgradation under MACPS, if the
Government servant gets his regular promotion in the
hierarechy of his cadre, which is to the grade of Rs.
2400, on regular promotion, he will only be granted the
difference of grade pay between Rs. 2000 and Rs. 2400.
No additional increment will be granted at this stage.
5. Promotions earned/upgradations granted under
the ACP Scheme in the past to those grades which now
carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales/
upgradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay
Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting
upgradations under Modified ACPS.
Illustration-I
The pre-revised hierarchy (in ascending order)
in a particular organization was as under :-
Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000 & Rs. 6500-10500
(a) A Government servant who was recruited in the
hierarchy in the pre-revised pay scale Rs. 5000-8000 and
who did not get a promotion even after 25 years of service
prior to 1.1.2006, in his case as on 1.1.2006 he would
have got two financial upgradations under ACP to the
next grades in the hierarchy of his organization, i.e., to the
pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-
10500.
(b) Another Government servant recruited in the
same hierarchy in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 5000-8000
has also completed about 25 years of service, but he got
two promotions to the next higher grades of Rs. 5500-
9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 during this period.
In the case of both (a) and (b) above, the
promotions/financial upgradations granted under ACP to
the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-
10500 prior to 1.1.2006 will be ignored on account of
merger of the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs.
5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 recommended by the
Sixth Pay Commission. As per CCS (RP) Rules, both of
them will be granted grade pay of Rs. 4200 in the pay
band PB-2. After the implementation of MACPS, two
financial upgradations will be granted both in the case of
(a) and (b) above to the next higher grade pays of Rs.
4600 and Rs. 4800 in the pay band PB-2.
6. In the case of all the employees granted financial
upgradations under ACPS till 01.01.2006, their revised
pay will be fixed with reference to the pay scale granted to
them under the ACPS.
6.1 In the case of ACP upgradations granted
between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008, the Government
servant has the option under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008
to have his pay fixed in the revised pay structure either (a)
w.e.f. 01.01.2006 with reference to his pre-revised scale
as on 01.01.2006; or (b) w.e.f. the date of his financial
upgradation under ACP with reference to the pre-revised
scale granted under ACP. In case of option (b), he shall
be entitled to draw his arrears of pay only from the date of
his option i.e. the date of financial upgradation under
ACP.
6.2 In case where financial upgradation had been
granted to Government servants in the next higher scale
in the hierarchy of their cadre as per the provisions of the
ACP Scheme of August, 1999, but whereas as a result of
the implementation of Sixth CPC's recommendations,
the next higher post in the hierarchy of the cadre has
been upgraded by granting a higher grade pay, the pay of
such employees in the revised pay structure will be fixed
with reference to the higher grade pay granted to the post.
To illustrate, in the case of Jr. Engineer in CPWD, who
was granted 1st ACP in his hierarchy to the grade of
Asstt. Engineer in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-
10500 corresponding to the revised grade pay of Rs.
4200 in the pay band PB-2, he will now be granted grade
7 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
pay of Rs. 4600 in the pay band PB-2 consequent upon
upgradation of the post of Asstt. Enggs. In CPWD by
granting them the grade pay of Rs. 4600 in PB-2 as a
result of Sixth CPC's recommendation. However, from
the date of implementation of the MACPS, all the
financial upgradations under the Scheme should be
done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade
pays in pay bands as notified vide CCS (Revised Pay)
Rules, 2008.
7. With regard to fixation of his pay on grant of
promotion/financial upgradation under MACP Scheme, a
Government servant has an option under FR22 (I) (a) (I)
to get his pay fixed in the higher post/grade pay either
from the date of his promotion/upgradation or from the
date of his next increment viz. 1st July of the year. The pay
and the date of increment would be fixed in accordance
with clarification no.2 of Department of Expenditure's
O.M.No.1/1/2008-IC dated 13.09.2008.
8. Promotions earned in the post carrying same
grade pay in the promotional hierarchy as per Recruitment
Rules shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.
8.1 Consequent upon the implementation of Sixth
CPC's recommendations, grade pay of Rs. 5400 is now
in two pay bands viz., PB-2 and PB-3. The grade pay of
Rs. 5400 in PB-2 and Rs. 5400 in PB-3 shall be treated
as separate grade pays for the purpose of grant of
upgradations under MACP Scheme.
9. 'Regular service' for the purposes of the MACPS
shall commence from the date of joining of a post in
direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct
recruitment basis or on absorption/re-employment basis.
Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular
appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be
taken into reckoning. However, past continuous regular
service in another Government Department in a post
carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in
a new Department, without a break, shall also be counted
towards qualifying regular service for the purpose of
MACPS only (and not for the regular promotions). However,
benefits under the MACPS in such cases shall not be
considered till the satisfactory completion of the probation
period in the new post.
10. Past servi ce rendered by a Government
employee in a State Government/statutory body/
Autonomous body/Public Sector organization, before
appointment in the Government shall not be counted
towards Regular Service.
11. 'Regular service' shall include all periods spent
on deputation/foreign service, study leave and all other
kind of leave, duly sanctioned by the competent authority.
12. The MACPS shall also be applicable to work
charged employees, if their service conditions are
comparable with the staff of regular establishment.
13. Exi sti ng ti me-bound promoti on scheme,
including in-situ promotion scheme, Staff Car Driver
Scheme or any other kind of promotion scheme existing
for a particular category of employees in a Ministry/
Department or its offices, may continue to be operational
for the concerned category of employees if it is decided
by the concerned administrative authorities to retain such
Schemes, after necessary consultations or they may
switch-over to the MACPS. However, these Schemes shall
not run concurrently with the MACPS.
14. The MACPS is directly applicable only to Central
Government Ci vi l i an empl oyees. It wi l l not get
automati cal l y extended to empl oyees of Central
Autonomous/Statutory Bodies under the administrative
control of a Ministry/Department. Keeping in view the
financial implications involved, a conscious decision in
this regard shall have to be taken by the respective
Governing Body/Board of Directors and the administrative
Ministry concerned and where it is proposed to adopt the
MACPS, prior concurrence of Ministry of Finance shall be
obtained.
15. If a financial upgradations under the MACPS is
deferred and not allowed after 10 years in a grade pay,
due to the reason of the employees being unfit or due to
departmental proceedi ngs, etc. thi s woul d have
consequential effect on the subsequent financial
upgradation which would also get deferred to the extent
of delay in grant of first financial upgradation.
16. On grant of financial upgradation under the
Scheme, there shall be no change in the designation,
classification or higher status. However, financial and
certain other benefits which are linked to the pay drawn
by an employee such as HBA, allotment of Government
accommodation shall be permitted.
17. The financial upgradation would be on non-
functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of
grade pay within the PB-1. Thereafter for upgradation
under the MACPS the benchmark of 'good' would be
applicable till the grade pay of Rs. 6600/- in PB-3. The
benchmark will be 'Very Good' for financial upgradation to
the grade pay of Rs. 7600 and above.
18. In the matter of disciplinary/penalty proceedings,
grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules
governing normal promotion. Such cases shall, therefore,
be regulated under the provisions of the CCS(CCA)
Rules, 1965 and instructions issued there under.
19. The MACPS contemplates merely placement on
personal basis in the immediate higher Grade pay/grant
of financial benefits only and shall not amount to actual/
functional promotion of the employees concerned.
Therefore, no reservation orders/roster shall apply to the
MACPS, which shall extend its benefits uniformly to all
eligible SC/ST employees also. However, the rules of
reservation in promotion shall be ensured at the time of
regular promotion. For this reason, it shall not be
mandatory to associate members of SC/ST in the
Screening Committee meant to consider cases for grant
8 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
of financial upgradation under the Scheme.
20. Financial upgradation under the MACPS shall
be purely personal to the employee and shall have no
relevance to his seniority position. As such, there shall
be no additional financial upgradation for the senior
employees on the ground that the junior employee in the
grade has got higher pay/grade pay under the MACPS.
21. Pay drawn in the pay band and the grade pay
allowed under the MACPS shall be taken as the basis for
determining the terminal benefits in respect of the retiring
employee.
22. If Group "A" Government employee, who was
not covered under the ACP Scheme has now become
entitled to say third financial upgradation directly, having
completed 30 year's regular service, his pay shall be fixed
successively in next three immediate higher grade pays
in the hierarchy of revised pay-bands and grade pays
allowing the benefit of 3% pay fixation at every stage. Pay
of persons becoming eligible for second financial
upgradation may also be fixed accordingly.
23. In case an employee is declared surplus in his/
her organization and appointed in the same pay-scale or
lower scale of pay in the new organization, the regular
service rendered by him/her in the previous organization
shall be counted towards the regular service in his/her
new organization for the purpose of giving financial
upgradation under the MACPS.
24. In case of an employee after getting promotion/
ACP seeks unilateral transfer on a lower post or lower
scale, he will be entitled only for second and third financial
upgradations on completion of 20/30 years of regular
service under the MACPS, as the case may be, from the
date of his initial appointment to the post in the new
organization.
25. If a regular promotion has been offered but was
refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a
financial upgradation, no financial upgradaion shall be
allowed as such an employee has not been stagnated
due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial
upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the
employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall
not be a ground to withdraw the financial upgradation. He
shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further
financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for
promotion again and the second the next financial
upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period
of debarment due to the refusal.
26. Cases of persons holding higher posts purely
on adhoc basis shall also be considered by the Screening
Committee alongwith others. They may be allowed the
benefit of financial upgradation on reversion to the lower
post or if it is beneficial vis-à-vis the pay drawn on adhoc
basis.
27. Employees on deputation need not revert to the
parent Department for availaing the benefit of financial
upgradation under the MACPS. They may exercise a fresh
option to draw the pay in the pay band and the grade pay
of the post held by them or the pay plus grade pay
admissible to them under the MACPS, whichever is
beneficial.
28. Illustrations
A. (i) If a Government servant (LDC) in PB-1
in the Grade Pay of Rs. 1900 gets his first regular
promotion (UDC) in the PB-1 in the Grade Pay of Rs.
2400 on completion of 8 years of service and then
continues in the same Grade Pay for further 10 years
without any promotion then he would be eligible for 2nd
financial upgradation under the MACPS in the PB-1 in the
Grade Pay of Rs. 2800 after completion of 18 years (8+10
years).
(ii) In case he does not get any promotion
thereafter, then he would get 3rd financial upgradation in
the PB-II in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 on completion of
further 10 years of service i.e. after 28 years (8+10+10).
(iii) However, if he gets 2nd promotion after
5 years of further service in the pay PB-II in the Grade Pay
of Rs. 4200 (Asstt. Grade/Grade "C") i.e. on completion of
23 years (8+10+5 years) then he would get 3rd financial
upgradation after completion of 30 years i.e. 10 years
after the 2nd ACP in the PB-II in the Grade Pay of Rs.
4600.
In the above scenario, the pay shall be raised by
3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and Grade Pay drawn
before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no
further fixation of pay at th time of regular promotion if it is
in the same Grade Pay or in the higher Grade Pay. Only
the difference of grade pay would be admissible at th
time of promotions.
B. If a Government servant (LDC) in PB-I in the
Grade Pay of Rs. 1900 i s granted 1st fi nanci al
upgradation under the MACPS on completion of 10 years
of service in the PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2000 and 5
years later he gets 1st regular promotion (UDC) in PB-I in
the Grade Pay of Rs. 2400, the 2nd financial upgradation
under MACPS (in the next Grade Pay w.r.t. Grade pay held
by Government servant) will be granted on completion of
20 years of service in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2800.
On completion of 30 years of service, he will get 3rd ACP
in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200. However, if two promotions
are earned before completion of 20 years, only 3rd financial
upgradation would be admissible on completion of 10
years of service in Grade Pay from the date 2nd promotion
or at 30th years of service, whichever is earlier.
C. If a Government servant has been granted either
two regular promotions or 2nd financial upgradation
under the ACP Scheme of August, 1999 after completion
of 24 years of regular service then only 3rd financial
upgradation would be admissible to him under the MACPS
on completion of 30 years of service provided that he has
not earned third promotion in the hierarchy.
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We sought application of modified ACP scheme in lieu of TBOP/BCR besides processing the
Cadre Restructuring Proposal
Ref: P/1-2/CWC Kurukshetra Dated - 29 May 2009
Under the provision contained in article 25 of
the Constitution of All India Postal Employees Union
Group 'C', notice is hereby given to all concerned that a
meeting of the Central Working Committee of All India
Postal Employees Union Group 'C' will be held from 14
July 2009 to 15 July 2009 at Jat Dharmashala, Birla
Mandir Chowk, Kurukshetra (Haryana) - 136118 (Birla
Mandir Post Office Campus).
The meeting of the Central Working Committee
will commence at 10:00 hours on 14.07.2009 sharp. All
members of Central Working Committee are requested
to attend the meeting in time. The following shall be the
items of Agenda for the Central Working Committee
AGENDA
1. Organisational Review.
2. Verification of membership.
i. Assessment of actual membership
ii. Complaints over denial of membership by divisions.
3. Developments since All India Conference &
Review of strike call & its withdrawal.
4. Sectional Demands & charting out Programme.
i. Cadre restructuring & Postmaster's cadre
ii. Shortage of Staff & Allied Problems
iii. Filling up of norm based posts & residual
vacancies
iv. PO & RMS Accountants & Filling up of APM
Accounts Posts.
v. Systems Administrators & Marketing Executives.
5. Review Postal Department Activities and our
position on
a. Project Arrow
b. e Mo & other new services
c. Business Activities
6. Dada Ghosh Bhawan
7. Bhartiya Post
8. Any other Subject with the permission of the Chair
(K. V. Sridharan)
General Secretary
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP 'C'
[Federated with the "National Federation of Postal Employees"]
Central Head Quarters
NOTICE
4600
3 A C P o n
completion of 30
years
r d
ILLUSTRATIONS
Para 28(A)&(i i)
2400
2400
1 Regular
Promotion on
completion of
8 years
st
2 ACP on
completion of
10 year s in the
same Grade
Pay (i.e.8+10
yrs =18 years).
nd
2800
2800
3 A CP on
completi on of
10 years in the
same Gr ade
Pay (i.e.18+10
yrs =28 years).
r d
4200 4200
Officer gets 2
p ro mot i o n on
completion of 5
year s from 2nd
ACP (i.e. 18+5 yrs
2 3 y e a r s o f
service).
n d
1 A C P o n
completion of 10
years.
s t
Pay Grade
1900
Para 28(iii)(B)
1 Promotion on
completion of 15
years (i.e. 10+5)
st
2000
Para 28(B)
2400
2800
Officer gets 2
ACP on
completion of 20
years.
n d
Officer gets 3
ACP on
completion of 10
years i.e. in 30th
years.
r d
4200
2 ACP on
completion of 10
y e a r s i n t h e
same Grade Pay
(i.e. 8+10 yrs =
18 years).
n d
1 regular
promotion on
completion of 8
years
st
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Letter No.: P/2-4/Raipur Dated - 06.05.2009 addressed
to Sri. Subhash Chander, Director (SR & Legal),
Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Entrusting of sorting work to Post offices - case
of Chhattisgarh Circle
Ref: - Yr. Letter No. 16/26/2008-SR dt. 04.05.2009
Apropos reference, I wish to inform that except
in Chattisgarh Circle, the work related to Speed Post
Centres are being entrusted only with the RMS in order to
ensure cent percent perfection in sorting & dispatching
article. But work has been totally entrusted with the Post
office staff only in this Circle.
As there is acute shortage of staff already
prevailing in the Postal operative offices, the attachment
of sorting office work of post offices has further aggrevated
the sufferings of Postal staff due to unbearable work load.
If the work is transferred to RMS, it will not only ensure
better and effective control of operation but also to give
some relief to the operative staff of Post offices who are
suffering with heavy work brunt. It will further ensure the
uniform observation of the work related to Speed Post
centres throughout the nation.
It is therefore requested to kindly consider the
issue and cause appropriate orders at the earliest.
Letter No.: P/4-1/System Administrator Dated - 28th May
' 2009 addressed to Sri . S. Samant, Member
(Development), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New
Delhi - 110001.
Problems of System Administrators - Reg.
While appreciating the kind gesture of the
Department in taking up a proposal for augmentation of
separate establishment of System Administrators and
recogni se the servi ces of the exi sti ng System
Administrators, it is requested to consider the following
on a war footing basis.
1. Issue uniform Duties & responsibilities to the
System Administrators:-
At the transition stage of introduction of
computers in post offices, the Circle heads were
instructed to fix duties and responsibilities for their circles
on their own. This has resulted in various contradictions
and this varies even among the regions in the same circle.
The voluminous duty and responsibilities assigned to
System Administrators by PMG, Tamil Nadu Southern
Region and the copy of which is enclosed for your kind
perusal. There are some impractical responsibilities,
which are given to the System Administrators with a sole
intention of fixing the System Administrator in the event of
any shortcomings. It should be noted that this order has
been given after the SB fraud reported from the Region in
Vedasandur P.O, Dindigul division. A uniform viable duties
LETTERS TO DEPARTMENT
& responsibilities across the country may be circulated
from the directorate.
2. Avoid harassing the System Administrators:-
All the work pressure given to the divisional heads due to
the implementation of eMO and for the project arrow
offices are directly pushed into the System Administrators
by the divisional heads and in some cases by the regional
directors. All this responsibility should be shouldered by
the middle level management officers but which are
directly passed on to the System Administrators. For
instance the delivery of eMOs was asked to monitor by
the System Administrator for the sole reason it appears
in the web site. This leads to a lot of pressure &
unbearable work load to the System Administrators.
Suitable instructions may be issued to all circle heads
that the responsibilities fixed on the Aspos/IPos/
Postmasters should not be transferred unofficially to the
System Administrators.
3. Providing laptop to the System
Administrators:-
The department is issuing a lot of software and
patches very frequently and there is already shortage of
computers in all the post offices. The system managers
find it very difficult to download & test the given patches
and software with the non-availability of the systems. A
laptop may be provided to the System Administrator which
will not only ensure smooth facilitation of the above
process but also facilitates the mobility aspect.
4. Provide installation / upgradation incentives to
the System Administrators:-
New software and upgradation of new modules
are frequently released by the department and this has to
be installed in all the computerised offices and this has
to be done only after the closing hours of the office which
in many cases is 7 pm. In the above scenario the
installation / upgradation gets completed by 11pm to 12
pm. There is no monetary or any other compensation
given for this work in late night hours. Worst part is it is
not even noticed by the divisional administration or by the
Post masters concerned since this work is done in there
absence. An installation / upgradation incentives or some
other feasible monetary compensations should be
worked out and communicated to all circles which will
motivate the above process & will also avoid the backlog
of the updated versions prevailing in the various offices.
5. Provide training allowance / honorarium to the
System Administrators for imparting training at
WCTCs:-
The System Administrators are engaged by the
regional & divisional administration to impart various
computer related trainings at the respective WCTCs. No
11 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
kind of monetary compensation in the form of training
allowance / honorarium is paid for them. Suitable
instructions may be issued to the circle heads to puruse
on this issue and provide the feasible to the System
Administrators who are deputed for imparting training at
WCTCs.
6. Provide accidental insurance to the System
Administrators :-
The System Administrators in the divisions travel
extensively through two-wheelers to attend the technical
problems irrespective of the climatic conditions. This
cannot be compared with some other field staff already
in the department considering the account of the urgency
of the issues. There are many cases where the System
Administrators meeting with minor & major accidents. An
accidental insurance package by the department may be
given to the System Administrators.
It is therefore requested to cause necessary
orders to this effect at the earliest convenience.
Letter No.: P/4-3/Exam Dated - 29.05.2009 addressed to
Sri. R. K. Singh, Member (P), Department of Posts, Dak
Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Non issue of calendar of Examination for the
year 2009
Even after the lapse of four months after the New
Year, the calendar of Examination for the current year 2009
has not been released from the Directorate so far. Every
year, it was released well in advance. As such, the reason
for non issue of calendar of examination is not known to
this union.
It is requested to expedite the release of the
same or intimate the reasons for non circulation of the
same this year.
Letter No.: P/2-19/Kovilpatti Dated - 29.05.2009 addressed
to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New
Delhi - 110001
Non grant of Child care leave to women
employees - Case of Tamilnadu Circle
Despite clear orders and clarifications that in
the absence of EL at credit, the women employees may
be granted child care leave; this is being denied in many
divisions.
Instances are being brought from Tambaram &
Kovilpatti Divisions in Tamilnadu Circle. The Divisional
heads have not granted child care leave to the employees
despite fulfilling the conditions. It is further learnt that some
divisional heads are insisting the women employees to
proceed on EXOL in continuation of maternity leave instead
of granting Child care leave which is highly irregular.
Suitable instructions may please be caused to
circle heads not to deny the child care leave if the
employees have no leave at their credit.
A line in reply about the action taken is highly
appreciated.
Letter No.: P/2-18/Rajasthan Dated - 29.05.2009
addressed to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak
Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Undue delay in disposal of petitions by the
Circle Head, Rajasthan Circle - Request intervention.
While attending the Circle Conference of
Rajasthan Circle on 27.05.2009, it was brought to my
notice that petitions submitted by the officials over three
years to the Circle Head have not been disposed yet and
there are many petitions lying indisposed. This causes a
concern. The delay in disposal of petition will lead either
to delay or to deny justice to the aggrieved officials awaiting
for years with hope after submission of the petitions.
It is therefore requested to cause suitable
instructions to the Circle head, Rajasthan Circle to
dispose all the petitions at the earliest possible.
A line in reply about the action taken is highly
appreciated.
Letter No.: P/2-7/Ambala Dated - 29.05.2009 addressed
to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New
Delhi - 110001
Non restoration of GPF facilities to those
receiving stipend as on 01.01.2004 - case of Ambala
Division.
Consequent upon the clarification issued by the
DOPT that the officials who are put on induction training
before 01.01.2004 and received the stipend, will be
covered under the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, the officials
who were on training before 01.01.2004 were brought
under the old pension scheme.
This clarification will apply for the conversion
from CPF to General Provident fund also. Those officials
who have been brought now under the CCS Pension
rules should also be brought back under the GPF Act
also. However this has not been applied in some circles.
For instance, the officials working at Ambala Division are
denied of such benefits.
It is therefore requested to cause appropriate
instructions to all to cover such officials under the GPF
scheme also.
A line in reply about the action taken is highly
solicited.
Letter No.: P/2-7/Ambala Dated - 29.05.2009 addressed
to the DDG (P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New
Delhi - 110001
Non grant of BCR promotion - case of Smt.
Premlatha, SPM, Babyal in Ambala Division.
The above said official was proceded under
disciplinary rules in a fraud case and she had been
awarded with the punishment of recovery of Rs.15000/- to
be recovered in 15 installments under the contributory
factors. But to her dismay, the due BCR promotion has
not been accorded but denied to the official for the reasons
12 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
that the recovery is under current and not eligible for
promotion which is irregular. This is against to the spirit
of Directorate letter No. 35/7/37 - SPB II dated 22.12.67.
The recovery from pay of the officials for the
pecuniary loss caused to the department is not a bar to
the official for his being promoted while the recovery is in
progress as envisaged in the letter cited in Para supra.
It is therefore requested to cause suitable
instructions to the concerned to consider the promotion
and cause appropriate orders at the earliest.
Letter No.: P/2-13/Chandrapur Dated - 28.05.2009
addressed to the ADG (Medical), Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Grant of Medical advance - case of Sri. S. K.
Kuhite, P.A, Kampttee HO - reg.
The wife of the said official has been badly
injured in road accident and she has been admitted in a
hospital approved by the CGHS. The estimate for the
treatment has around Rs. Five Lakhs.
Since the Heads of Circle are empowered to
sanction only up to two lakhs as per the Dte. orders dt.
12.10.04, the Chief PMG, Maharashtra Circle has
forwarded his case to the Directorate on 13.05.09 for
approval of medical advance.
The patient is still in very critical condition and
should be treated at once and it is therefore requested to
cause immediate sanction to save the life of the official's
wife.
Soliciting immediate response,
Letter No.: P/2-7/Hissar Dated - 29.05.2009 addressed to
the DDG (Technology), Department of Posts, Dak
Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Shortage of Printers - case of Hissar Division
in Haryana Circle.
It is brought to our notice that in Sirsa HO which
is fully computerized is not having sufficient printers. Only
one printer is available at this HO which causes practical
difficulties in taking print outs.
It therefore requested to cause supply of
adequate printers to this HO for the smooth and
uninterrupted functioning.
Letter No.: P/2-19/Namakkal Dated - 30.05.2009
addressed to the Postmaster General, Western region
Coimbatore - 641002
Request for action on war-footing to rein the
divisional head of Namakkal divison - reg.
This union is constrained to note that the
misdeeds and misdemeanous of the divisional head of
Namakkal division are crossing all levels of tolerance
and limits. The irregular appointments of GDS that invited
wrath from the R.O which directed cancellation of such
appointment orders is a print in case.
The criss-cross R. T. orders issued has created
discontentment amongst officials. Even the Divisional
President was transferred out of the divisional union's
jurisdiction and posted to Tiruchengodu sidelining the
requirements of the organization. He has appealed
against this unjust orders which is yet to be disposed of.
His various acts of setting right the grievances
of the employees routed through certain employees who
act as his power agents by way of behind the scene
operations is creating lot of suspicion in the minds of
employees.
The l ong l i st of hi s mi sdeeds demands
immediate action by the administration to ensure check
and prevent such acts of commission and omission of
the divisional head.
It is requested to cause necessary enquiry on
all the irregularities and in particular on the irregular GDS
appointments and take appropriate action against the
officer who is running amuck in the division.
Letter No.: P/2-16/Chennai South Dated - 30.05.2009
addressed to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak
Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Ordering all Holidays and Sundays as Working
days against the ILO norms - case of divisions under
Chennai City region in Tamilnadu Circle.
Recently, the regional administration of Chennai
City region has ordered to deliver Speed Post articles on
Sundays and Holidays. Accordingly, many designated
Post offices are being kept open on Sundays and
Holidays. Simultaneously, certain offices were ordered
to keep open of MPCM Counters too. When the matter
was taken up by the circle Unions with the Regional
Administration explaining the non-viability of MPCM
counters financially, it was accepted that the counter
transactions would be exempted. Some offices got the
relief too. But, as far the delivery branch is concerned, the
Registered articles are also now ordered to be issued
for delivery even on Sundays and holidays. For this
purpose, a supervisor, system administrator, couple of
clerical staff and Group 'D' staff along with delivery staff
are being brought to office on Sundays and holidays.
This effectively makes that the Post Office to
function throughout the year without a break. This is very
much against the labour laws of our country and the much
hyped ILO norms as the recent move snatches away the
weekly off from the employees. The grant of C-OFF is
only on paper as its implementation creates further
probl ems on week days owi ng to acute and
unmanageable staff strength.
It is therefore requested to review the entire
things and cause appropriate action to drop such delivery/
counter work on Sundays and holidays except the speed
Post as a special case in the interest of the department
till the normal staff strength is restored in the operative
13 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
offices to grant weekly off to the officials.
A line in reply about the action is highly solicited
Letter No.: P/2-19/Chennai South Dated - 30.05.2009
addressed to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak
Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Request to take stock of the situation arising
out of issuance of OAP M. O. as eMO and to prevent the
problems faced by employees - case of Tamilnadu Circle
- reg.
It is intimated that in offices under Chennai City
Region, the OAP money orders are ordered to be booked
and delivered as eMOs. At booking point no major
problem is witnessed. But at delivery point many problems
are being faced. We list below the problems.
1. Owing to non-availability of high speed printers, the
thousands of MOs received for payments under
the OAP could not be printed quickly resulting in
delay in payment of Mos. Hence, the recipients of
such Mos who are the beneficiaries of Govt's
benevolent scheme are agitated over the delay
caused.
2. The over workload on the existing printers make
them jammed and other branch work also suffers
due to this.
3. As nearly 35% of such MOs are withdrawn, the
same has to be redirected. Redirection is time
consuming and tedious because long hours have
to be spent on the systems for this work.
4. The compulsion imposed to effecting payment
without delay and so many impractical instructions
like returning the MOs to the sender after 3 days
and issuing only those MOs which could be paid
are very much against customer interest and our
motive to serve them better. The aged beneficiaries
who are receiving the money sent by the State
Government to alleviate their poverty are being
denied their benefit if they could not receive the
payment within 3 days thereby defeating the
benevolent scheme of the Government
5. 18 digits of eMO involves exhaustive work while
taking returns. It consumes more hours to feed the
returns resulting need of more man power
6. Deposi t Money Orders are shown onl y as
DESPATCHED and the MO disappears in the
screen. During the days acute shortage this work
involved unnecessary repetition of work on the
system.
7. The sub standard quality of papers used to take
print out would prove preserving it very difficult.
8. The flimsy portion of acknowledgement makes it a
casual ty and the senders sel dom get the
acknowledgment portion.
9. The font size on the eMO is so small and print is
invisible
10. Above all, it incurs perennial loss to the Department
in the means of stationary, printing cost etc since
the OAP money orders are now supplied on E form
by the State Government. A huge exchequer of the
Department will be drained in booking of such OAP
money orders through e-MOs.
It is requested to intervene and ensure that
speedy action may be taken to mitigate the problems
listed above and drop the system of booking of OAP
money orders under e-MOs.
A line in reply about the action taken is highly
solicited.
Letter No.: P/2-16/Orissa Dated - 30.05.2009 addressed
to the DDG (P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New
Delhi - 110001
Recasting of LSG Notional Promotion - case of
Orissa Circle.
I would like to draw your kind attenditon on this
issue and Directorate letter No. 137-04/2008-SPB II dated
09.02.2009 addressed to Chief PMG Circle directing to
rectify the errors in the grant of notional LSG Promotions.
It is constrained to note that instead of
implementing the instructions issued based after the
perusal of records in person by the Director (SPN) at the
Circle office, the Chief PMG has sought clarification in
order to protract the issue on one pretext or the other.
This causes a concern.
When the officials working in other Circles could
avail the second time relaxation of recruitment rules of
HSG I etc and granted adhoc promotions, the issue of
set right the mistakes in the grant of notional promotion
in Orissa Circle has not been carried out yet despite
crystal clear directions from the Directorate.
It is therefore urged upon to cause effective
action to implement the directorate guidelines contained
in the letter dt. 09.02.2009 with true spirit and without any
further delay.
A kind attention to this major issue is highly
solicited.
Letter No.: P/4-3/Recruitment Dated - 30.05.2009
addressed to the DDG (P), Department of Posts, Dak
Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Recruitment Rules for Postal Assistants - reg.
According to Postal Assistant Recruitment Rules
2002, the eligibility service for appearing the LGO
examination by the Postmen/Group D has been
prescribed either as permanent or should not have less
than three years continuous service.
After the abolition of Quasi permanency and
confirm all after completion of two years service, the
condition of three years continuous service become
infructous. However this has not been amended in the
14 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
Recruitment Rules of 2002.
Secondly after delinking the confirmation for
promotion etc and confirm all after completion of two
years, the existence of confirmation of Exam still in the
department requires reconsideration. It was assured to
drop the confirmation exam during the talks held in April
2007.
It is therefore requested to consider both the
issues since the redrafting of recruitment rules is in the
offing.
Letter No.: P/4-4/Incentive Dated - 01.01.2009 addressed
to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New
Delhi - 110001
Incentive scheme for the Post offices retailing
Mutual Funds and Bonds along with funds for marketing
& publicity and suggested strategies.
Ref: - This Union letter of even no. dt. 01.01.2009
Apropos reference, it is constrained to note that
neither this union letter is acknowledged nor replied so
far.
In accordance with the letter No.95-25/2003-
SBC (P) (FS Division) dt. 28.11.03 the incentive for retailing
Mutual Funds and Bonds granted to the Postal Assistant
& Supervisor has been restricted to the individual
employees to the extent of not exceeding 1/3 of his Basic
pay plus DA in a year.
Similarly in respect of individual employees, who
mobilized more threshold will not be granted any incentive
up to 1.5 lakh per year.
Further, it is dismayed to note that even after the
receipt of commission from the Mutual fund companies
to Department of Post like SBI, MIF, Reliance M/F, Principal
M./F, the commission due to the officials over three years
have not been paid to the officials so far causing
demotivation and a concern.
It is pertinent to note that the officials who
possess AMFI certificate for dealing mutual funds and
bonds are entitled for the commission to the extent of
25% and out of which, the above said two conditions are
curtailed their due incentives which is one of the factors
demotivating the employees who are denied of their dues
because of these conditions.
There is no such condition is in existence in
respect of PLI Development officers. They are entitled for
full commission. As such restricting the due incentive by
imposing such conditions is arbitrary and unjust.
It is requested to consider the same and remove
the two conditions stated is pre paras and pay due
incentives to the employees without any restriction as if
paid to PLI Development officers which will motivate the
employees to canvas more business in this area.
It is therefore requested to cause consideration
of our request in removing the ceiling and also effect
payment of commission bills to the officials for the work
performed on mutual funds.
A line in reply about the action taken is highly
solicited.
Letter No.: P/2-21/Nainital Dated - 02.06.2009 addressed
to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New
Delhi - 110001
Request transfers - Insistence of undertaking
for consideration by deviating rules & procedures -
case of Nainital division in Uttarakhand Circle.
It is rather dismayed to note that the SSPOs,
Nainital has circulated to all offices that he will consider
only the request transfers for those submitting the
declaration of undertaking, the copy of which is enclosed
herewith for your information.
The declaration contains that the official will
forego TA/DA and bear own expenditure; will secure
business to the extent of lakhs of rupees on PLI;
thousands of Divyayag; thousands of BSNL coupons and
if the official could not secure business as assured, he
may be transferred for which he should have no objection.
This is highly ridiculous and causing a serious
concern. The SSPOs has flouted all the norms and orders
on the subject. When the officials completing tenure are
entitled for TA/DA even on own requests as per the MOF
orders, seeking such declarations is arbitrary, unjust and
against to the provisions of Government orders.
It is requested to intervene and set right matters
and if such insistence of undertaking for transfer &
postings is sought for, this will disturb the peace and
amity prevailing hitherto and cause immediate action to
arrest such unwarranted autocrat stylish attitude of such
divisional administrations.
A line in reply about the action taken is highly
solicited.
Letter No.: P/2-20/Allahabad Dated - 02.06.2009
addressed to the DDG (P), Department of Posts, Dak
Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Irregular Computation of tenure for those
working in single handed offices - case of Allahabad,
Varanasi East Divisions in U. P. Circle
Despite clear Directorate orders vide letter No.
69/15/79-SPB I dt. 14.02.1980 that the tenure of non
Gazetted Sub Postmasters (Time Scale) will be four years,
some of the divisional heads like Allahabad, Varanasi
etc. in U. P. Circle have disturbed the SPMs of single and
double handed offices after completion of three years.
This is highly irregular and against to the spirit
of Directorate orders.
Suitable instructions may please be caused to
the Circle Head to set aside the irregularities forth with.
Letter No.: P/2-5/N. D. South West Dated - 02.06.2009
addressed to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak
15 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
Atrocities and in human behavior of SSPOs,
New Delhi South West Division - Delhi Circle
Ref: - (i) This Union letter of even no. dt. 09.09.2008
(ii) Yr. Letter No. 16/81/2008-SR dt. 06.03.09
A kind attention is invited to the Dte. letter dt.
06.03.09 cited above in the reference in which it was
stated that the SSPOs, New Delhi South West Division
has been asked to discuss the issue with the Circle/
Divisional Secretaries of the Union and sort it out amicably.
But to our dismay, no discussion has been held
so far with the Divisional/Circle Secretary so far. However,
the SSPOs is running amuck and resorted all repressive
measure against the officials including frequent issue of
Dies-non and non grant of leave.
In the recent rotational transfer, as an vindictive
measure and to settle score against the Circle Secretary
of Delhi Circle who is completing tenure as SPM. R. K.
Puram has been transferred as Postal Assistant,
Chattarpur, a tail end of the division in order to arrest his
mobility. Things are becoming bad to worst and the
unbridled horse style functioning of the said officer has
not been arrested so far. There is a total panic and unrest
prevailing in the division.
It is therefore requested to cause immediate
action to arrest the menace and cancel the vindictive
transfer order issued to office bearers of this union.
A line in reply about the action taken is highly
solicited.
Letter No.: P/4-2/Salary Dated: - 03.06.2009 addressed
to Shri R. K. Singh, Member (P), Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001.
Arbitrary insisting of officials to open Bank
Accounts for payment of Salary through Banks
A kind attention is invited to the discussions, the
staff side had informally on 01.06.09 evening on the
subject.
The Directorate vide its letter No. 2-1/2007-08
PA (Tech I) dt. 14.05.09 caused instructions to all Circle
Head that hereafter the payment of salary to the officials
should be made either through cheque or by bank
transfer.
This is arbitrary and against to the Finance
Ministry's instructions contained in letter No. G I MF (CGA)
OM No. 1 (1)/2005/TA/42-45 dt. 24.01.2006 where in it is
clarified that the salary of the government employees shall
be allowed to be drawn and paid in cash irrespective of
their grade and scale.
This union is of the considered opinion that the
present system of salary payment through Post office
treasury is practicable and viable. Further, there are many
officials working in rural Post offices including GDS and
for them, the switch over to Bank will result many
COM. V. S. JOSHI, FORMER R3
PRESIDENT BREATHED HIS LOST
Com. V. S. Joshi, former President, CHQ, R3 and
Circle Secretary of R3 Karnataka Circle passed away
on 14.06.09. He was an ardent and committed trade
union leader. We dip our banner in respect and
memory of this senior departed leader.
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to the accounts branch besides treasury in checking &
tallying the Bank reconciliation statements etc.
The present system i s practi cabl e and
purposeful. Any deviation will cause many difficulties to
the staff and the same is also against to the spirit of MOF
orders.
It is therefore requested to withdraw the
instructions forthwith and allow status quo ante in
payment of salary to the officials.
16 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
Com. P. J. Patel, Divisional Secretary,
Mahesana sought information under RTI Act about
the norm based LSG and its present position of his
division. The PIO, the SPOs, Mahesana refused to
furnish such informations as they are not in public
interest and further commented that calling information
under RTI Act is sheer misuse of the Act and also
tried to abuse his position of staff representative as
he used union letter head. He further cautioned the
Divisional Secretary to refrain from such act of
misconduct thereafter.
Com. P. J. Patel appealed to Chief PMG and
the Appellete Authority has directed the SPOs to
UNION REPRESENTATIVES CAN SOUGHT INFORMATIONS UNDER RTI ACT
furnish the required informations. He observed that
as per OM No.1/69/2007-IR dt. 27.02.2008, an
application made by a citizen of India who is an
employee or office bearers of any Corporation,
Association, Company, NGO etc. indicating his name
is to be replied. For non furnishing the information
and usage of undiplomatic language in letter of the
PIO (i.e SPOS, Mahesana), that will be noticed
suitably.
Finally the SPOs Mahesana has furnished
all the information sought for under the RTI Act to the
Divisional Secretary.
Kudos to Com Patel!
Imprudent Utilisation of the GOODWILL of DOP
for selling M/s RML gold coins
Worl d Gol d counci l had approached the
Department of Posts for selling gold through the Post
Offices. However, instead of selling Gold coins directly by
the Department of Post (by importing the same through
World Gold Council as being done by M/s MMTC,
Nationalised/Scheduled Banks etc.) the Dept of Posts
had chosen to sell the gold coins imported by private
firms.
It was stated that the DOP had sought 'Business
Presentation' from some companies, and the offer of M/s
RML was acceptable.
The DOP is selling the Gold coins imported by M/s RML
at the rates fixed by RML and in turn, the DOP is getting
4% as commission/service charges for the same.
However, the DOP is advertising that DOP is selling Gold
coins "in association with M/s RML and with World Gold
Council" through Post offices which gives the
impression to the General Public that the DOP itself is
selling the Gold coins by importing directly in
association with M/s RML as "Business Partner".
However in actual terms, the role of DOP was limited only
to the level of selling the Gold coins supplied by M/s RML.
The trust of the general public with the Post
offices as well as the "Good will" earned by the Post Offices
are utilized for the sale promotion of M/s RML's Gold coins,
for which the proceeds earned by the DoP in the form of
'commission' at 4% on the sale value of the gold coins
was not commensurate in realistical values of the "Good
Will" of the DoP. It seemed the sharing of revenue (between
current Indian market rate and selling rate fixed by M/s
RML) was 3:1 ie 3/4th revenue taken by M/s RML and 1/
4the revenue only earned by DoP.
The huge profit margin was shared by M/s RML
unreasonably by the company. The effort of the RML was
only importing and distributing the Gold coins to the
designated Post offices only.
Had the DOP taken decision for selling the gold
SALE OF GOLD COIN AT POs - KNOW THE FACTS
coins by directly importing the same from the world gold
council like MMTC/Nationalised banks, the Department
could have full benefited and earned the gross profit on
the sal es. The Department' s Good wi l l i s bei ng
imprudently utilized for the undue benefit of M/s RML.
Contract agreement entered by DoP with M/s
RML and World Gold Council was not available in the
Post Offices as well as with the Circle Office.
The Sivakasi HO had sold 759gms of gold coins from
13.3.2009 to 07.05.09. The difference in price for 1 gm of
pure gold (24crt) between Indian market rate and RML's
rate was Rs. 200/- and hence DOP was deprived of
potential revenue of Rs 151,800/-(759 X 200) [Difference
in cost Rs. 277-discount given to DOP Rs. 70-Avg taken
as Rs 200/-].
The quantity of gold coins sold by all the 51
designated post offices in Tamil Nadu Circle during
"Akshya tirthiya" alone i.e. during 14.4.2009 to 04.05.2009
was 11299.5 gms. The potential loss of revenue on this
quantity worked out Rs. 22.599 lakh (11299.5 X 200).
(Excerpts from the report of P&T Audit)
RENDER HELPING HANDS TO DISTRESSED
GDS AFFECTED DUE TO AILA
Due to the recent ill effect of Aila and its
destruction in the area of Barasat in West Bengal,
59 BOs are totally swept out. The GDS officials of
the following offices are badly affected and they are
now staying in open sky.
Hat Gachha - 24; Sandesh khali - 16; N.
Hatthuba - 10, Hingalganj -5, Total 59 BOs.
Let our readers come forward with
sympathetic heart and arrange to help the
distressed and homeless GDS officials of
Barasat division through the Circle Union of
West Bengal to the following address.
Circle Secretary, 37 Ganesh Chandra
Avenue, Kolkatta - 700013
17 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
LETTERS FROM DEPARTMENT TO CHQ
Review of Short Duty Staff Scheme introduced
w.e.f. 14.08.2008-regarding
I am directed to refer to your representation No.P/
4-I/Staff dated 11-4-2009 on the subject noted above and
to say that it has been decided by the competent authority
that the Short Duty Staff Scheme re-introduced w.e.f. 14-
08-2008 will be reviewed after completion of one year.
Your suggestion (s) in question would be considered
when the Scheme is reviewed.
(No.37-40/2007-SPB.I Dated:- 6-5-2009)
Continued grant of HRA to the Postal Staff
working at(1) MIDC, Gokul Shitgaon (2) MIDC, Shiroli (3)
R.D. Nagar and (4) Ganganagar Post offices near
Kolhapur and Ichalkaranji Division in Maharashtra
Circle.
I am directed to refer to refer to this office letter of
even number dated 19-9-2008 and subsequent reminder
dated 01-01-2009 on the subject noted above. Required
report has not been received from your office till date. You
are, therefore, requested to submit the same without
further delay to process the case at this end, ads the
A.I.P.E. Union Group 'C' is pressing hard for early issue of
the sanction Photocopy of a letter dated 28-02-2009
received from the General Secretary, A.I.P.E.U. Group 'C'
is also enclosed.
(No.4-49/2008-PAP Dated:- 11-5-2009 addressed to Chief
PMG Maharashtra Circle, copy to CHQ)
Alleged arbitary recovery from innocent
officials on contributory factor towards irregular
payment of interest on non eligible of TPF accounts at
Palakal HO. Narsapur and Royepet in Bhimavaram
Division, A. P. Circle-reg.
I am directed to enclose a copy of letter No. P/2-
1/Bhimavaram dated 4-5-2009 received from the General
Secretary. All India Postal Employees Union Group 'C' on
the above mentioned subject.
2. It is requested to look into the matter and furnish
a detailed report to this office at the earliest.
(No.16-23-2009-SR Dated:- 13-5-2009 addresed to Chief
PMG, AP Circle, copy to CHQ)
Training on Computer Operations to non-
matriculate Gr.D Employees-Reg.
While acknowledging the receipt of your letter
cited, I am to state that the matter is receiving attention.
(No.1-55/2009-Trg Dated:- 11-5-2009)
Revised syllabus for LGO examination-reg.
Ref: Your letter No.P/3-4/Deptl. exam dt. 04-05-09
While acknowledging the receipt of your letter
cited, I am to state that the said letter has been forwarded
to DDG (P), Postal Directorate for further action.
(No.56-4-2006-Trg Dated:- 13-5-2009)
Recognition of Bollimeni Super Speciality
Hospital, Nellore for Medical treatment to postal
employees.
I am directed to refer to your letter No. P/2-1/
Gudur dated 24-4-09 on the subject mentioned above
and to enclose herewith Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare O.M.No. S. 14025/7/2000-MS dated 28-3-2000
regarding permission to avail of medical facilities in any
of the Central Government, State Government Hospitals
and the hospitals recognized by the State Government/
CGHS rules, CS (MA) rules, 1944 for your reference.
(No.24-21/2009-Medical Dated:- 19-5-2009)
Hospitals recognised by the State Govts ./
CGHS/CS(MA) Rules, 1944-Grant of permission for
treatment in any of the hospitals -Regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that the issue
for grant of permission for treatment of Central Govt.
employees and the members of their family in any of the
hospitals recognised by the State Govt./CGHS Rules/CS
(MA) Rules, 1944, had been under consideration of the
Govt. for some time past. It has now been decided that
the Central Govt. employees and the members of their
families may be permitted to avail of medical facilities in
any of the Central Govt., State Govts. haspitals and the
hospitals recognised by the State Govt./CGHS Rules/CS
(MA) Rules, 1944 as well as the hospitals fully funded by
either Central Govt., or the State Govt. subject to the
condition that they will be reimbursed the medical
expenditure at the rates fixed by the Govt. under the CGHS
Rules/CS (MA) Rules, 1944 or the actual expenditure
incurred, whichever is less. In other words, the permission
can be granted by the Head of the Ministry/Department/
Office to the Central Govt. employees/members of their
families to obtain medical services from any of the private
hospitals recognised under CGHS in the 18 CGHS
covered cities also.
2. If the treatment for a parti cul ar di sease/
procedure is available in the same city where the Govt.
servant is employed, he may be permitted to avail of the
medical services in any other city of his choice but in
such cases, he will not be eligible for sanction of TA/DA.
In case the treatment for a particular disease/procedure
is not available at the same station, the beneficiary will
be eligible for sanction of TA of his entitled class for taking
treatment in a different city.
3. These orders will be effective from the date of
issue.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance
Division vide their dy. no. 757/2000-JS FA(H) dated 16-2-
2000.
5. Hindi version of the O.M. will follow.
(No.S. 14025/7/2000-MS Dated:- 28-3-2000 of Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare)
Hospitals recognized by the state Govts. /
CGHS/CS (MA) Rules, 1944 -Grant of permission for
treatment in any of the hospitals.
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Deptt. of Health )
New Delhi O.M. S-14025/7/2000-MS dated 28-3-2000 on
18 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
the above subject for your information guidance and
necessary action.
(DG(P) No.30-12/2000-PAP Dated:- 8-7-2000)
Medical Reimbursement Claim under
relaxation of rules-C/o Sri V.P. Gurav, P.A. Bandra(W) in
Mumbai City.
I am directed to refer to your letter no P/2-13/
Mumbai North dated 30.4.2009 on the above mentioned
subject. A copy of letter no. AC/4-01/43/2005 ® dated 10/
12.02.2009 received from Circle Office, Mumbai intimating
the action taken in the matter is enclosed for your ready
reference.
(No.21-3/2009-Medical Dated:- 21-5-2009)
MR Claim under relaxation of Rules-Case of
Shri VP Gurav, Postal Assistant, Bandra West PO,
Mumbai-50
Ref:- Your letter No 21-3/2009-Medical dated 28-01-
2009.
With reference to your above cited letter, on the
subject, I am directed to inform you that, the official Shri
V.P. Gurav is residing at Vakola, Santacruz East, Mumbai.
On 26-07-2005 and 27-7-2005 there was a heavy rainfall
and heavy water was accumulated in the Vakola areas.
The house of the official was totally under water. The
official along with his two friends have helped to save
and rescued many lives of the locality. On 07-08-2005,
the official had Fever, hence he approached to his family
Doctor, and after some preliminary treatment, he felt better.
On 10-08-2005, at around 8.30 hours,
he suddenly felt restless and hence he once again
approached to his family Doctor, who advised him for
immediate medical treatment at Nanavati Hospital. But
due to non-availability of bed in the Nanavati Hospital, he
was admitted in the R.K. Hospital, Santacruz West, for
emergency Medical treatment. He was admitted in ICU.
By taking into consideration the seriousness of the case,
and request of the Family members, medical advance
was sanctioned in the case. However, the condition of
the patient was worsened, he was shifted to PD Hinduja
Hospital and Medical Research Center, Mumbai on 13-
8-2005. The said hospital had given on estimate of
Rupees 150000/- for medi cal treatment on
'LEPTOSPIROSIS'. Since this is being a Private Hospital
treatment, the case was received in the Circle Office,
requesting for grant of Medical Advance on the basis of
emergency, which was approved by this office as per rules.
On recei pt of MR Cl ai ms under
relaxation of rules, both claims were scrutinized as per
latest orders of the Chief PMG at CS (MA) rates and claims
were sanctioned for an amount of Rs. 48617/- against
the amount claimed by the official Rs. 93845/-. But the
official has represented the case in the following
circumstances.
During the period of flood, his whole belongings
were rush out in the flood and himself and his family
were alive only with cloth, which were wearing and had to
survive with the help of charitable people, and had to
make purchases of utensils, cloth and all other things
required for living again from the savings and help of the
relatives.
In the light of above information, the official had
requested to consider his case as a special case with
humanitarian ground and sanction total amount of claim.
However by taking into consideration, the gravity of the
situation, as well as life saving aspect, the case was
submitted to the competent authority for consideration of
claims at CGHS rates, where the official will be somehow
beneficial. The same has been considered and ordered
that the difference can be met from Welfare Fund, if it is
not high.
As per orders of the Chief PMG, both claims has
been got calculated as per CGHS rates and difference
between CGHS rates and CS (MA) rates amounting to
Rupees 17206/- was put up for approval of the Chief PMG,
Mumbai. The Chief Postmaster General, Maharashtra
Circle, Mumbai has approved for Payment of difference
of Medical bills from the Welfare Fund of the Circle Office
Mumbai. As per orders of the Chief Postmaster General,
Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai-400001, the Welfare section
of the Circle office has sanctioned for an amount of
Rupees 10000/- Rupees (Ten Thousand) only, Vide
sanction order No. Wlf/14-01/Corr/ 2008-09 dated 16-01-
2009, from Maharashtra Circle Welfare Fund, being the
amount of financial assistance. This is for your kind
information.
(No.AC/4-01/43/2005 (R) Dated:-10/12-2-2009 Chief
PMG Maharashtra Circle)
RD fraud at Lakshmangudi SO in Thanjavur
division in Tamil Nadu Circle-Alleged fixing responsibility
against innocent officials on contributory factors
I am directed to refer to your letter No. P/2-19/
Mannargudi dated 2-8-2008 on the above mentioned
subject.
2. The matter has been examined in consultation
with the Circle Office. As reported, disciplinary action had
been taken against the main/subsidiary offenders. The
review of punishment in respect of these offenders was
carried out during July 2008 by the PMG, CR, Trichy. All the
officials have appealed against the punishment order
and their appeals are under review by the appellate
authority.
(No. 16-5-2008-SR Dated:- 25-5-2009)
Entrusting of sorting work to Post Office- case
of Chhattisgarh Circle.
I am directed to refer to your letter No. Mails/2-
30/Speed Post 15-1-2009 on the above mentioned
subject. On the basis of information received from your
office, reply was given to the Union. Now, the Union vide
letter. No. P/2-4/Raipur dated 6-5-2009, have expressed
their dissatisfaction over the reply. A copy of this letter is
enclosed.
2. It is requested to look into the matter afresh and
furnish a detailed report to this office at the earliest.
(No.16-26-2008-SR Dated:- 25-5-2009 addressed to
Chief PMG Chattisgarh, copy to CHQ)
Change of Head Quarters of Bardoli Divisional
19 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
Office to Vyara, Tapi district, Gujarat- forwarding of
representation/letter 28th April, 2009 from All India
Postal Employees Union Group 'C', New Delhi-reg.
Ref.: This office letter dated 11th February, 2009
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the
letter dated 28th April, 2009 received from All India Postal
Employees Union Group 'C', New Delhi for necessary
action at your end under intimation to this office.
2. Please expedite the matter.
(No.13-3/2009-PE-I Dated:- 26-5-2009 addressed to
Chief PMG Gujrat Circle, copy to CHQ)
Grant of HRA to the postal staff working at
Okkiyam, Doraipakkam, Korapapakkam and
Sholinganallur Post offices near Chennai city in Tamil
Nadu Circle.
Kindly find enclosed photocopy of a letter No. P/
2-19/Chennai South dated 13-4-2009, received from the
General Secretary, All India postal Employees, Group 'C',
on the subject noted above. You are requested to submit
the proposal of initial grant of HRA to the postal
employees of the above Post Offices along with all
rel evant documents, to process the case at thi s
Directorate. The Proposal accompanied with the lates
establishment review may be duly examined/concurred
by the Circle IFA and approved by the Chief Postmaster
General, as desired by the JS&FA (Posts). A certificate to
the effect that all efforts for rationalizing of the staff of the
above Post Office has been made, may also be submitted
after getting approval of Chief PMG.
(No.4-17/2009-PAP Dated:- 26-5-2009 addressed to Chief
PMG Tamilnadu Circle copy to CHQ)
Grant of HRA to the postal staff working at
Pallikaranai and Medavakkam Post offices near
Chennai city in Tamil Nadu Circle.
Kindly find enclosed photocopy of a
letter No. P/2-19/Tambaram dated 15-4-2009, received
from the General Secretary, All India postal Employees,
Group 'C', on the subject noted above. You are requested
to submit the proposal of initial grant of HRA to the postal
employees of the above Post Offices along with all
rel evant documents, to process the case at thi s
Directorate. The Proposal accompanied with the lates
establishment review may be duly examined/concurred
by the Circle IFA and approved by the Chief Postmaster
General, as desired by the JS&FA (Posts). A certificate to
the effect that all efforts for rationalizing of the staff of the
above Post Office has been made, may also be submitted
after getting approval of Chief PMG.
(No.4-16/2009-PAP Dated:- 26-5-2009 addressed to Chief
PMG Tamilnadu Circle copy to CHQ)
Modified Assured Career Progression
Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian
employees.
I am directed to refer to you joint letter No. Postal/
ACP/2008 dated 19th September, 2008 regarding
acceptance of ACP Scheme for postal employees.
2. Your Federation has given consent to the
introduction of 3 ACP Scheme to the postal employees
presently covered by TBOP/BCR schemes. Ministry of
Personnel, PG & Pensions, Deptt. of Personnel & Trg
have issued OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated May
19,2009, on the Macps, (Copy of the Scheme is enclosed).
Your are requested to go through the Scheme and its
implications and confirm your consent for switching over
to the ACP Scheme for the employees of Department of
Posts at the earliest. Preferably by 5th June, 2009.
(No.22-1/2009-PE.I(PCC) Dated:- 26-05-2009)
Grant of HRA to the postal staff working at
Rajannaguda Post Office near Hyderabad South East
Division in A.P. Circle.
Kindly find enclosed photocopy of a letter No. P/
2-1/Hyderabad South East dated 24 -4-2009, received
from the General Secretary, All India postal Employees,
Group 'C', and on the subject noted above. You are
requested to submit the proposal of initial grant of HRA to
the postal employees of the above Post Offices along
with all relevant documents, to process the case at this
Directorate. The Proposal accompanied with the lates
establishment review may be duly examined/concurred
by the Circle IFA and approved by the Chief Postmaster
General, as desired by the JS&FA (Posts). A certificate to
the effect that all efforts for rationalizing of the staff of the
above Post Office has been made, may also be submitted
after getting the approval of chief PMG.
(No.4-18/2009-PAP Dated:- 27-05-2009 addressed to
Chief PMG, AP Circle, copy to CHQ)
Communication technology that India needs today.
In fact, the context of changes in the field of
International Mail Transmission sector that formulated
by the Union Government will encourage the private
Courier like "DHL" to expand their international market in
the field of Communications. On the other hand the aim
and object of the state to enable common man to
communicate at an affordable price will be diminished
gradually on withdrawn of Foreign Parcel booking facility
and on discontinuing of establishment thereto, as
recommended by Geethakrishnan Commission, years
back. Further, such direct delivery system of incoming
foreign articles/parcels may cause "DANGER" when India
facing acts of violent terrorism in different corner of the
state.
In conclusion, this may therefore urges to the
Union Government to reconsider their policies in the field
of International Mails Services in a lenient view which
protect the right and privileges of common people. The
policy of diversion of International Mails (both Export and
Import) from Foreign Post Offices as enumerated in
paragraphs ante should also be withdrawn in the interest
of public and for sake of the staff of Foreign Post
establishments, since the International Postal business
both Parcel and Letter Mails are monitored and regulate
by Foreign Post Manual only.
(Contd. from page 32)
20 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
President : Sh. H. L. Mann (Faridkot)
Vice Presidents : 1. Sh. Kamikar Singh (Ludhiana City)
2. Sh. Sham Lal, R. D. Niwas P.O (Amritsar)
3. Sh. Gurnam Singh, SPM Sector-11, Chandigarh- 160011
Circle Secretary : Sh. Hazara Ram Chumber, Lajpat Nagar P.O (Jalandhar)
Asst. Circle Secretaries : 1. Sh. Laxman Singh, SPM, Macchiwara, Ludhiana Moffussil
2. Sh. Rakesh Chander (Chandigarh H.O)
3. Sh. Ripu Daman Singh (Chandigarh H.O)
4. Sh. Karnail Singh, SPM, M/E Patiala
5. Sh. Bahadur Singh (Patiala)
Financial Secretary : Sh. N. S. Dhir (Ludhiana Mofussil)
Asst. Financial Secretary : Sh. Gurmeet Singh, PA, (Jalandhar H.O)
Organizing Circle Secretaries: 1. Sh. Surinder Singh Rakkar, PRO (Chandigarh Division)
2. Sh. Makhan Lal, APM A/c (Bathinda)
3. Sh. Babu Singh Mummi, APM. Sangrur H.O
CHQ congratulates the newly elected office bearers of Punjab Circle
List of office bearers elected for Punjab Circle in the circle conference
held on 24.05.2009 at Amritsar
The Comptroller and Auditor General said in a
report that the government had been overstating
expenditure on anti-poverty and development schemes.
Over Rs. 51,000 crore allocated for these
schemes in 2007-2008 was transferred to the bank
accounts of NGOs autonomous bodies and district
authorities whereas it was not aware of the actual
expenditure by these organizations.
"The aggregate amount of the unspent balances in the
accounts of the implementing agencies kept outside
government accounts is not readily ascertainable. The
government expenditure as reflected in the accounts to
that extent is, therefore, overstated, "the CAG report said.
LEAKY FLAG SHIPS? (Proposals in interim Budget for
2009-10)
- Over Rs. 51000 cr allocated for flagship schemes
in 2007-08 transferred to bank accounts of NGOs,
autonomous bodies and district authorities.
- Govt. has told CAG it was not aware of actual
spending by these organizations.
- CAG report says diverted to cultural programes like
cel ebrati on of 150th year of Fi rst War of
Independence.
- Of Rs. 20,000 cr collected under Universal Service
Obligation Fund in 2003-08 for subsidizing rural
telephony, only Rs. 6,000 cr has been spend.
- Rs. 30,100 cr Nati onal Rural Empl oyment
Guarantee Scheme.
- Rs. 13,100 cr Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
- Rs. 8,000 cr Did Day Meals Scheme
- Rs. 6,705 cr Integrated Child Development Scheme
- Rs. 11,842 cr JN National Urban Renewal Mission
- Rs. 7,400 cr RG Rural Drinking Water Mission
- Rs. 40,900 cr Bharat Nirman
- Rs. 12,070 cr National Rural Health Mission
The official auditor also made it clear that it
would not be held accountable for any misrepresentation
of facts in Union accounts.
It al so poi nted out how the Soci al &
Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF)-created in 2006
for funding initiatives such as the employment of
physically challenged, insurance cover for rural poor, etc
- was diverted to unspecified programmes and towards
grants to various cultural organizations.
The government had transferred Rs. 6,500
crore in 2007 and Rs. 6,000 crore in 2008 to the SIDF. An
examination of Rs. 3,500 crore expenditure under this
account by the CAG revealed that atleast Rs. 1500 crore
in 2006-07 and a similar amount the following year was
diverted to celebrations and giving aid to NGOs and other
expenditure rather than creating infrastructure.
Pointing out the CAG report said of the Rs.
20,000 crore collected under the Universal Service
Obligation Fund between 2003-08 towards subsidizing
rural telephony, only Rs. 6,000 crore was spent; the
remaining amount was not there in the fund.
The Government levies 5% from the gross
revenue of a telecom licensee under the USO to be used
for subsidizing rural telephony. It is believed that the
government used the remaining money to fund its deficit.
GOVT. HAS NO IDEA HOW MONEY GIVEN TO NGOs WAS USED-CAG
21 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
19.1 The Scheme for Joi nt Consul tati on and
Compulsory Arbitration for the Central Government
Employees was introduced in the year 1966 on the lines
of the Whitely Councils in the U.K. This is a declaration of
joint intent regarding the common approach of the
Government of India on the one hand and the employees'
organistions on the other for joint consultation and
smooth working.
The basic objectives of the Joint Consultative
Machinery (JCM) are as under:-
v To promote harmonious relations between the
Government and its employees.
v To secure the greatest measure of cooperation
between the Government in its capacity as employer and
the general body of its employees in matters of common
concern; and
v To increase the efficiency of the public services,
through a collaborative endeavour, narrow the area of
"unresol ved di fferences" and wi den the ambi t of
agreement on substantive issues of common concern.
19.2 The JCM Scheme provides for a three tier
machinery:-
(i) the National Council as the apex body; (Chaired
by the Cabinet Secretary)
(ii) Departmental Councils at the level of individual
Ministries/Departments including their attached
and subordi nate offi ces and (chai red by
respective Secretaries)
(iii) Regional/Office Councils to deal with mainly the
local problems at the level of each individual
office, depending on its structure. (chaired by
Head of office of respective organizations)
19.3 The scope of the JCM scheme includes all
matters relating to:
v Conditions of service and work,
v Welfare of the employees and
v Improvement of efficiency and standards of work,
Provided, however, that
(i) i n regard to recrui tment, promoti on and
discipline, consultation is limited to matter of
general principles; and
(ii) individual cases are not considered.
19.4 Under the JCM Scheme, there have been
continuous interactions with staff unions at the National
level as well as at the Departmental level and a number
of important issues have been resolved amicably through
mutual discussions. 45 meetings of the National Council
(JCM) have been held since the inception of the Scheme
in 1966. The last meeting of the National Council was
held on 14th October, 2006. In 2007 three meetings with
the Staff Side were held to discuss the pending Board of
Arbitration Awards.
19.5 Standing Committee- There have been frequent
Machinery for Joint Consultation and Compulsory Arbitration
(Excerpts from the DOPT Annual Report of 2007 -2008)
interactions with the staff side through the meetings of
the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM). Many
i ssues of the empl oyees of the maj or Mi ni stri es/
Departments like Ministry of Railways, Ministry of
Defenses and Department Unions/Federations at the
Departmental level.
During the year 2007, a meeting of Standing
Committee of the National Council (JCM) has been held
on 14.12.2007.
19.6 Arbitration- An important feature of the JCM
Scheme is the provision for Arbitration in cases where
there is no agreement on an issue between the Official
Side and the Staff Side on matters relating to:-
v Pay and allowances;
v Weekly hours of work' and
v Leave
of a class or grade of employees.
19.7 Board of Arbitration (BOA)- A Board of Arbitration
(BOA) comprising of a chairman (who is an independent
person) and two members, (nominated one each by staff
si de and offi ci al si de) i s functi oni ng under the
administrative control of the Ministry of Labour. Awards of
the Board of Arbitration are binding on both the sides,
subject to the over-riding authority of Parliament to reject
of modify the awards.
19.8 Under the JCM Scheme, 259 references have
been made to Board of Arbitration, so far, for settlement of
disagreement cases. Out of these 259 references, 257
have been decided by BOA. Most of the awards which
were in favour of the employees have been implemented,
except a few which could not be accepted due to adverse
affect on National economy/ social justice. Detailed
position of the references made to Board of Arbitration is
given in the table at Annexure.
POSITION OF THE CASES REFERRED TO
THE BOARD OF ARBITRATION (BOA)
(i) Total number of case referred to the BOA= 259
(ii) Total number of case disposes of by BOA=257
(iii) Number of cases pending with the BOA=2
TABLE-1
BREAK-UP OF 257 CASES DECIDED BY BOA
POSITION OF THE CASES REFERRED TO
THE BOARD OF ARBITRATION (BOA)
(i) Total number of case referred to the BOA= 259
(ii) Total number of case disposes of by BOA=257
(iii) Number of cases pending with the BOA=2
Demands of Staff
Side accepted
partially of fully
by board of
Arbitration
Demands of
Staff Side
rejected by
BOA
Withdrawn by
Staff Side
Amicably
settled/
dismissed
Disposed of
by BOA
without any
Award
177 49 19 7 5
22 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
TABLE-2
ACTION TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT ON 177 CASES
(mentioned in first Col. of Table.1 above)
POSITION OF THE CASES REFERRED TO
THE BOARD OF ARBITRATION (BOA)
(i) Total number of case referred to the BOA= 259
(ii) Total number of case disposed of by BOA=257
(iii) Number of cases pending with the BOA=2
TABLE-1
BREAK-UP OF 257 CASES DECIDED BY BOA
No. of Awards
accepted and
implemented by
the Govt.
No. of Awards proposed
to be rejected by the
Govt. (pending with the
Parliament/Pending with
Govt. for discussion with
Staff side)
No. of Awards
rejected with
the approval of
Parliament
156 16 5
Claims
accepted
Claims
partly
accepte
d
Claims
Rejected
Cases
with
drawn
Cases
amicably
settled
Cases
dismissed for
non prosecution
Cases
otherwise
disposed
of
139 24 68 14 4 3 5
CIC/AD/A/09/00396 Dated May 1, 2009
Name of the Applicant : Mr. R. Madhavan
Name of the
Public Authority : Dept. of Posts, Mayiladuthurai
Background
1. The Applicant filed an RTI application dt.
11.11.08 wi th CPIO, DoP, Mayi l aduthurai . He
requested for photocopy of valued English Dictation
Answer paper w.r.t. the Postman Examination held
on 28.9.08. On not receiving any reply, he filed an
appeal dt. 24.12.08 reiterating his request for
information. The Appellate Authority replied on
19.1.2009 stating that the CPIO has already replied
vide his letter dt. 8.12.08 denying the information u/s
8(1)(j). The Applicant filed a second appeal dt.
12.3.2009 before CIC.
2. The Bench of Mrs. Annapurna Di xi t,
Information Commissioner, scheduled the hearing on
May 1,2009.
3. Mr. R. Saminathan, CPIO represented the
Public Authority.
4. The Applicant was not present during the
hearing.
Decision
5. Taki ng recourse to deci si on of the
Commission of 16.4.07 in appeal Nos. CIC/WB/A/
2006/00469 and 00394, CIC/OK/A/2006/00266/00058/
00066 and 00315 Rakesh Kumar Singh & others Vs.
Lok Sabha Secretariat, the Commission directs the
CPIO to furnish the certified copy of the Appellant's
own answer sheet while ensuring that the name and
identity of the examiner, supervisor or any other person
associated with the process of examination is in no
way disclosed (Under Section 10 (1) of the RTI Act)
so that their lives are not in any way endangered.
This information is to be provided before May 20, 2009.
ANSWER SHEET SHOULD BE SUPPLIED IF SOUGHT FOR
Central Information Commission
D/8/2009 Dated:9.5.20909
Dear Com. Sridharan,
Kindly refer to your letter dated 24th Feb.
2009. We regret for the delay in responding to your
communication. This was due to the fact that we
had been finalizing the national anomaly items
comprehensively and we thought that the points made
by you could be considered for preparation of such
items. We have placed the anomaly items introduced
in the national council in our website.
The question of grant of family planning
allowance to the pensioners as has been demanded
by the Tirunelveli unit of the Pensioners Association
has been found to be infeasible. Therefore, this matter
would be difficult to be pursued. Regarding grant of
children education allowance to the persons who are
in receipt of family pension (due to the death of
Government servants in harness). It has been decided
to take up this issue as an item in the National
Council, not as an anomaly item. We shall prepare
an item and a copy thereof would be sent to you in
due course. We have been informed that such facilities
has been granted by the Government to the Ex-
Servicemen family pensions where the armed
personnel had been killed in action. We are trying to
get a copy of the said order and shall prepare the
item on the basis of the said order.
K.K.N. Kutty, Secretary General
LETTER FROM CONFEDERATION
HEAD QUARTERS
TABLE-1
BREAK-UP OF 257 CASES DECIDED BY BOA
Demands of
Staff Side
accepted
partially of
fully by board
of Arbitration
Demands of
Staff Side
rejected by
BOA
Withdrawn
by Staff
Side
Amicably
settled/
dismissed
Disposed of
by BOA
without any
Award
177 49 19 7 5
- DOPT Annual Report 2007-08
23 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
Allotment of Govt. accommodation on the basis
of the revised pay scales in pursuance of the
recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission
I am directed to enclose a copy of Gazette
Notification No. GSR-20 dated 14-02-2009 on the subject
mentioned above for necessary action.
2. This order will be applicable for all postal pool
quarters.
3. It may be circulated to all the concerned units
immediately for necessary action at their end.
MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES)
New Delhi, the 3rd February, 2009
G.S.R.-20- In pursuance of the provisions of rule
45 of the Fundamental Rules, the President hereby
makes the following rules further to amend the Allotment
of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules,
1963, namely:-
1. Short Title & Commencement:- (1) These rules
may be called the Allotment of Government Residences
(General Pool in Delhi) Amendment Rules, 2009.
(2) They shall come into force from the 1st day of April,
2009
2. Substitution of new SR fro SR-317-B-5:- In the
Allotment of Government Residence (General Pool in
Delhi Rules, 1963 for Supplementary Rule SR-317-B-5,
the following rule shall be substituted namely:-
CLASSIFICATION OF RESIDENCES SR-317-B-5:-(1) Save
as otherwise provided by these rules, an officer shall be
eligible for allotment of a residence of the type shown in
column-1 of the Table below:-
Table
Where accommodation higher than type-VI-B is
available, eligibility of allotment shall be such as shown
in the Table below:
Table
An officer of All India Service in the Grade Pay of
Rs. 12,000/- shal l al so be el i gi bl e for Type-VII
accommodation provided his/ her pay plus Grade Pay
reaches Rs. 75,000 or above.
(2) Hostel Accommodation:- Save as otherwise
GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Type of
Residences
Grade Pay
(1) (2)
I
II
III
IV
IV (Spl.)
V-A (D-II)
V-B (D-I)
VI-A (C-II)
VI-B (C-I_
Rs. 1,300, Rs.1,400, Rs. 1,600, Rs. 1,650 and 1,800
Rs. 1,900, Rs.2,000, Rs. 2,400, and Rs. 2,800
Rs. 4,200, Rs. 4,600 and 4,800
Rs. 5,400 to Rs. 6,600
Rs. 6,600
Rs. 7,600
Rs. 8,700 and Rs. 8,900
Rs. 10,000
Rs. 12,000
Type of Hostel Category of officer or his
Grade Pay as on such date as
may be specified by the
Central Government for the
purpose
(1) (2)
Single Suite (Without Kitchen)
single Suite (with Kitchen)
Double Suite
Working Girl Hostel
Rs. 4,200 and above
Rs. 4,200 and above
Rs. 5,400 and above
All lady officers without limit of
emolument shall be eligible.
Explanation:-
(a) For the removal of doubt it is, hereby, declared
that the eligibility of an officer for Government
accommodation shall be determined as per the Grade
Pay of such officer in his present post held in the
Government of India,
(b) the date of priority in respect of lower type
accommodation i.e. Type-I to Type-IV shall be the date
of joining the Government service and for the higher
type the date on which the officer starts drawing the
relevant grade Pay in the basic pay. If basic pay is
also the same then the date of retirement may be
considered on the principle that the officer retiring
earlier may be accorded higher priority over the officer
retiring later
(c) where Type-V and Type-VI accommodation
has not been classified as Type-V-A and Type V-B
and Type-VI-A and type-VI-B respectively, all the
officers eligible for type-V shall be grouped together
and similarly those eligible for type-VI shall also be
grouped together,
(d) in the case of Secretaries to the Govt. of India
and Additional Secretaries to the Government of India,
the date of joining in the Government of India at Delhi
shall determine their inter-se seniority subject to (f)
below. Provided that where the date of joining is the
same, the date of retirement shall determine their inter-
se seniority on the principal that the earlier date shall
be given priority over the later date. Other than All India
Services (AIS), the date of joining the Government of
India, irrespective of the place of posting shall
determine the inter-se seniority.
(e) offi cer enti tl ed for Type-V and above
accommodation-shall also be eligible to apply for
accommodation below entitlement subject to the
condition that such accommodation shall not be below
Type-IV Special accommodation.
(f) no junior batch officer of the same service shall
get priority over senior batch officer of the same service.
(DG(P) No. 2-2/2009-Bldg.Dated-20-05-09)
provided by these rules, an officer shall be eligible for
allotment of type of hostel accommodation as shown in
column-1 of the Table below:
Type of
Residences
Grade Pay
(1) (2)
VII
VIII
Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 80,000
Rs. 80,000 and above
24 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
Sixth Central Pay Commission -Revision
of Pay Scales in respect of Group 'A', 'B', 'C' and
'D'
Statement showing information containing
names of posts of each category/grade/group that are
existed in the Department of Posts, pay scales during
Fifth CPC and corresponding pay bands + grade pay
granted consequent upon implementation of Sixth
Central pay Commission are enclosed. It is requested
to verify the particulars in respect of each post and
alterations if any, regarding designation, posts that
are omitted in the statement, pay scales etc may be
intimated within a fortnight.
Pay Scales of Officers/Staff working in the Department of Posts
Pay scale granted by Govt. during 6
th
CPC S.
No
Post Pay Scale during
5
th
CPC
(in Rupees)
Pay Band
(In Rupees)
Grade Pay
(In Rupees)
Pay
Band
No
Gazetted Group “A”
1 Secretary 26000 Fixed 80000 Fixed -
2 HAG + Member Postal Service Board 24050-650-26000 75500-80000 -
4 HAG CPMG/Sr.DDG/CGM 22400-525-24500 37400-67000 12000 4
5 SAG JS&FA/PMG/DDG/GM (Fin.)/Chief Engineer 18400-500-22400 37400-67000 10000 4
6 JAG in NFSG Director/DA (P)/Director MV/Director (OL)/
Superintending. Engineer
14300-400-18300 37400-67000 8700 4
7 JAG Director/DA(P)/ Sr. PPS/ Superintending Engineer/ Sr.
Architect
12000-375-16500 15600-39100 7600 3
8 SR. Supdt. of POs/ADG (STS)/PPS/Exe. Engineer/ Dy
Architect
10000-325-15200 15600-39100 6600 3
9 SR. Supdt. of POs/ADG (JTS)/ACAO/ Architect 8000-275-13500 15600-39100 5400 3
Gazetted Group “B”
10 Sr. AO 8000-275-13500 15600-39100 5400 3
11 Accounts Officers 7500-250-12000 9300-34800 5400 2
12 Section Officer/PS in Dte. 7500-250-12000 9300-34800 4800 &5400
after 4 years
2
3
13 Postal Superintendent/Sr. Postmaster
Sr. Private Secretary in subordinate offices/Dy Manager MMS
7500-250-12000 9300-34800 4800 &5400
after 4 years
2
14 AAO Group “B”/French Translator 7500-250-12000 9300-34800 4800 2
15 Assistant Superintendent of Posts/AE (Civil/Electrical)/AD
(Rectt.)/PS in subordinate offices/ Supdt. Sorting
6500-200-10500 9300-34800 4600 2
Non-Gazetted Staff :- (Group “B”)
1 JAO 6500-200-10500 9300-34800 4800 2
2 Asstt. Manager (MMS) 5500-175-9000 9300-34800 4600 2
3 HSG-I Postmaster/Head Record Officer/Manager RLO/ Head
Sorting Assistant
6500-200-10500 9300-34800 4600 2
4 Assistant (CSS), Steno Gr. ‘C’ (CSSS), Librarian, 6500-200-10500 9300-34800 4200 2
5 Inspector of Posts, Librarian, Office Supdt.
(Postal/Civil/Electrical), Statistical Assistant, Accountant
5500-175-9000 9300-34800 4200 2
6 Steno Gr. I in subordinate offices 5500-175-9000 9300-34800 4200 2
7 Steno Gr. II in subordinate offices 5000-150-8000 9300-34800 4200 2

25 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Revision of rates of subscription under Central
Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and
allowances of Central Government employees and
revision of pension / family pension on account of
implementation of recommendations of the Sixth
Central Pay Commission
The undersigned is directed to invite reference
to the Office Memoranda, No: S.11011/18/99-Desk.I/
CGHS(P) dated the 3rd July, 2000; and No. S-11011/6/
98-CGHS(P) dated the 27th May, 1998, 20th September,
2004 and 28th October, 2005, issued by the Ministry of
Health &Family Welfare, vide which orders were issued
revising the rates of monthly subscription for availing
CGHS facility, as also the entitlement for free diet,
entitlement of accommodation in private empanelled
hospi tal s under CGHS, etc. On the basi s of the
recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission,
pay and allowances of serving employees and pension
of civil pensioners/ family pensioners have been revised
by the concerned authorities.
2. The upward revision of pay/pension of doctors
and other staff in the CGHS has increased the cost of
operating the Central Government Health Scheme. It has,
therefore, been deci ded to revi se the rates of
subscriptions, to be made by employees / pensioners,
for availing benefits under the CGHS, with effect from 1st
June, 2009. It has also been decided to revise the
monetary ceiling limits for various entitlements of the
beneficiaries for availing CGHS facilities.
3. In supersession of all earlier instructions, the
following revisions are being made, in so far as it relates
to the facilities mentioned below:
(A) Monthly Contributions for availing CGHS facility:
(B) Entitlement of wards in private hospitals empanelled
under CGHS:-
(C) Monetary Ceiling for Free Diet:
The monetary ceiling for free diet for CGHS beneficiaries
is revised to pay/ pension/family pension of Rs. 7,450/-
per month.
(D) Monetary ceiling for free diet for beneficiaries
suffering from TB or mental disease):
The monetary ceiling for free diet in case of beneficiary
suffering from TB or Mental disease is revised to pay/
pension/ family pension of Rs. 11,160/- per month
(E) Pay slab for determining the entitlement of Nursing
Home facilities in Government/ State Government/
Municipal Hospitals:
The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement of
nursing home facilities in Central Government/ State
Government/ Municipal Hospitals is revised to pay/
S.No Grade pay drawn by the officer Contribution
(rupees per
month)
1 Upto Rs. 1,650/-per month 50/-
2 Rs. 1,800/-, Rs. 1,900/-, Rs. 2,000/-, Rs.
2,400/-, and Rs. 2,800/- per month
125/-
3 Rs. 4,200/- per month 225/-
4 Rs. 4,600/-, Rs. 4,800/-,
Rs. 5,400/-, Rs. 6,600/-, per month
325/-
5 Rs. 7,600/- and above per month 500/-

S.No Ward entitlement Pay drawn in pay band
1 General Ward : Upto Rs. 13,950/-
2 Semi-private ward : Rs. 13,960/- to Rs. 19,530/-
3 Private ward : Rs. 19,540/- and above

4590
4 Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Po & RMS Accountant
(Special Pay Rs. 180 per Month), Time scale SPM, platform
Inspector (Time Scale), Stenographer Grade-III, Time scale
clerk, Cashier, Storekeeper, UDC
4000-100-6000 5200-20200 2400 1
5 Postal Machine Asstt. Gr.-II, LDC, Lift Operator, Bindery
Assistant/Dispatch Rider
3050-75-3950-80-
4590
5200-20200 1900 1
6 Highly Skilled Artisans Grade-III, II, & I
Upholster, Tyreman, Tin & Copper Smith, C Smith, Carpenter
(MMS), Jointer, Blacksmith, Painter, Motor Vehicle Elean
Welder, Motor Mechanic (Vehicle)
3050-75-3950-80-
4590
(70%Posts)
4000-100-6000
(20% Posts)
4500-125-7000
(10% Posts)
5200-20200 1900

2400
2800
1
7 (i) Postman/Mail Guard Entry
(ii) Postman/ Mail Guard TBOP
(iii) Postman/ Mail Guard BCR
(i) 3200-85-4900
(ii) 4000-100-6000
(iii) 4500-125-7000
5200-20200 2000
2400
2800
1
8 Caretaker-cum-Khansama 2750-70-3800-75-
4000
5200-20200 1800 1

SEMI SKILLED GROUP D
1 Carpenter, Machine man, Binder, Painter, Stamp Vendor,
Jamadar, Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Electrician,
Carpenter, Painter, Jointer, Tyreman, Upholster, Blacksmith,
Tin&Copper Smith (Semi-skilled)
2650-65-3300-70-
4000
5200-20200 1800 1
GROUP D
1 Letter Box Peon, Chowkidar, Water Carrier, Sweeper,
Scavenger, Farash, Mail Peon, Mailman, Van Peon, Attendant
in Rest, House, Cleaner, Form Supplier, Gardener, Mail,
2550-55-2660-60-
3200
5200-20200 1800 1

(DG(P) No. 4-4/2008-PCC. Dated : 23-04-2009)
26 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
pension/ family pension Rs. 13,950/- per month and
above
(F) Monetary Ceiling for direct consultation with
Specialists in Central Government/ State Government/
Municipal Hospitals:
The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement for
direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government/
State Government/ Municipal Hospitals is revised to pay/
pension/ family pension of Rs. 33,480/- per month and
above.
(G) Pay slab for determining the entitlement of
accommodation in AIIMs, New Delhi:
4. It is clarified that the reference to pay in this order
relates to the pay drawn in the pay band.
5. Pensioners have an option to get their CGHS
pensi oner card made by ei ther maki ng CGHS
contribution on an annual basis (twelve months) or by
making contribution for 10 (ten) years 120 (one hundred
and twenty) months for getting a pensioner CGHS card
with life-time validity. It is clarified that:
(i) Contributions to be made by pensioners/ family
pensi oners woul d be the amount that they were
subscribing at the time of their retirement or at the time of
death of the Government servant;
(ii) Pensioner beneficiaries, who have already
obtained CGHS card with life time validity by paying a
lump sum amount equivalent to 10 years contribution,
will not be required to pay any additional amount as a
result of the revision in the rates of contribution for availing
CGHS facility;
(iii) Entitlement of pensioner/ family pensioners. who
have already deposited their contribution for life time
CGHS facility, will not be changed;
(iv) Pensi oners/ fami l y pensi oners who are
contributing to the CGHS on an annual basis and wish to
continue to avail CGHS benefits will have to contribute at
the revised rates upto the time of contribution needed to
cover a period of a total of ten years from the time
pensioner CGHS card was issued for the first time to
them. The revised rate of contribution for the remaining
period would be with reference to the grade pay that he/
she would have drawn in the post held by him/ her (at the
time of his/her retirement/ death) had he/ she continued
to be in service now but for his/her retirement/ death' and
(v) Any pensioner/ family pensioner who is entitled
to avail CGHS facility has not so far got his/ her pensioner
CGHS card made, the rate of contribution in such cases
will be with reference to the grade pay that he/ she would
have drawn in the post held by him/ her (at the time of his/
her retirement/death) had he/she continued to be in
service now but for his/ her retirement/ death.
6 Thi s i ssues wi th the concurrence of the
Department of Expenditure vide its' Office Memorandum,
No: 18(1)/EV/2009 dated the 17th April, 2009.
(No. S.11011/2/2008-CGHS(P)Dated : 20-05-2009 of
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare)
Additional Relief on death/disability of
Government servants covered by the new Defined
Contribution Pension System (NPS)
The undersigned is directed to say that the
pension of the Government servants appointed on or after
1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution
Pension System (known as New Pension Scheme),
notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of
Economic Affairs) vide their O.M. No. 5/7/2003-ECB 2 PR
dated 22.12.2003.
2. On introduction of the New Pension Scheme,
among others, the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,
1972 and the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary
pension) Rules were amended on 30-12-2003. Under
the amended Rules, the benefits of Invalid Pension/
Disability Pension and Family Pension/Extraordinary
Family Pension/ Liberalized Pensioner Award relief are
not available to the Government servants appointed on
or after 1.1.2004.
3. Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic
Affairs) has subsequently clarified that the New pension
Scheme is a replacement for only pension under normal
circumstances and family pension in case of death of
employees after retirement.
4. A High Level Task Force (HLTF) Constituted by
the Government has recommended certain additional
benefits that can be provided on death or discharge on
invalidation/ disability of a Government servant covered
by the New Pension Scheme. It is likely to take some
time before the Rules regulating these benefits under
the New Pension System are put in place.
5. Meanwhile, considering the hardships being
faced by the employees appointed on or after 1.1.2004
who are discharged on invalidation/disablement and by
the families of such employees who have died during
service since 1.1.2004, the President is pleased to extend
the following benefits to Central Civil Government
Servants covered by the New Pension Scheme, on
Provisional basis till further orders:
1. Reti rement from Government servi ce on
invalidation not attributable to Government duty:
a) Invalid Pension calculated in terms of Rule 38
and Rule 49 of the Central Civil Services
(Pension) Rules, 1972
b) Retirement gratuity calculated in terms of Rule
50 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,
1972.
2 Death in service not attributable to Government
duty:-
a) Family Pension (including enhanced family
pension) computed in terms of Rule 54 of the
27 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
Central Civil Services (Pension )Rules, 1972.
b) Death gratuity computed in terms of Rule 50 of
the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,
1972.
3 Discharge from Government service due to
disease/injury attributable to Government duty
a) Disability Pension computer in terms of the
Central civil services (Extraordinary pension)
Rules.
b) Retirement gratuity computed in terms of the
Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension)
Rules read with Rules 50 of the Central Civil
Services (Pension)Rules, 1972.
4. Death in service attributable to Government duty:
a) Extraordinary Family Pension computed in terms
of Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension)
Rules and Scheme for Liberalised Pensionary
Awards.
b) Death gratuity computed in terms of Rule 50 of
the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,
1972.
The employee/ his family will also be paid
Dearness Pension/Dearness Relief admissible from
time to time in addition to the above benefits, on provisional
basis.
6. The above provisional payments will be adjusted
against the payments to be made in accordance with the
Rules framed on the recommendations of the HLTF and
recoveries, if any, will be made from the future payments
to be made on the basis of those rules.
7 The recommendations of the HLTF envisage
payment of various benefits on death/discharge of a
Government employee after adjustment of the monthly
annuities pension form the accumulated funds in the NPS
Account of the employee. Therefore, no payment of
monthl y-annui ti sed pensi on wi l l be made to the
employees/family of the employee during the period he/
she is in receipt of the provisional benefits mentioned in
para-5
8 In cases where, on discharge/death of the
employee, the amount of accumulated funds in the NPS
Account have been paid to the employee/family of the
employee, the amount of monthly-annuitised pension
from the date of discharge/death will be worked out in
accordance with the rules/regulations to be notified by
the Department of Financial Services/PFRDS and the
same will be adjusted against the payment of benefits/
relief after the notified rules in this respect are in place.
9 There instructions will be applicable to those
Government servants who joined Government service on
or after 1.1.2004 and will take effect from the same date
i.e. 1.1.2004.
10 This Order issues with the concurrence of Ministry
of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O.
No. 127/EV/2009 dated 13.4.2009.
(No. 38/41/06/P&PW(A) Dated 5-05-2009 of Dept of
Pension & Pension Welfare)
Tariff for "Certificate of Posting" for foreign
mails, regarding clarification there on.
Rule 195 (1) (b) of IPO Rules 1933 regulates
the tariff of " Certificate of posting" The tariff of the service
was last revised w.e.f. 1st February 2002 vide circular No.
1-9/2001-Rates dated 17-1-2002 from Rs. 2/- to Rs. 3/- .
The said Rule was amended vide GSR 23 (E) 11th January
2002, the last amended rule is reproduced as under:
" The Certificate shall contain in exact copy of the
addressee on the articles to which it relates and shall
have a postage stamp or stamps affixed thereto in
payment of a fee to be charged at the rate of Rs.3 /- for
every three articles or for any less number"
The above rule is common for both domestic
and foreign articles to be sent under the service.
Therefore, the tariff for the article both for domestic and
foreign mail should be the same.
Keeping the above facts in view, it is clarified
that the tariff for foreign mails transmitted under UCP
should be charged at the rate @ Rs. 3/- for every three
articles or for any less number.
This may kindly be brought to the notice of all
concerned, to ensure that the correct rates are charge.
This letter supersedes the orders for UPC
contained in our previous circular No. 1-49/91-R dated
24-12-1994.
(DG(P) No.1-2/2009-Rates Dated:-09-04-2009)
Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay
commission-implementation of decisions relating to
grant of Children Education Assistance and
Reimbursement of Tuition fee.
Of late it has been observed that claim for
Children Education Allowance are being made by the
officers and staff of Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan
wi thout submi tti ng al l the documents requi red i n
accordance with the revised Scheme of Children
Education Allowance.
2. Accordingly attention is invited to Department of
Personnel & Training' Office Memorandum No. 12011/
03/2008-Estt. (Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008
on the above subject and to say that consequent upon
the deci si ons taken by the Government on the
recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay
Commission and in supersession of all earlier orders
on the subject of Children Education /allowance and
Reimbursement of Tuition Fee, the claim for grant of
Children Education Allowance and Reimbursement of
Tuition Fee, the claim for grant of Children Education
Allowance should be submitted by the Government
servant after observing the following guidelines:-
(i) The claim be submitted in Form 1 giving full
details of the child viz., Name, Date of Birth, Class/ School
in which studying and the period of which CEA claimed.
(ii) The earlier procedure of getting the certificate
countersigned by the School authorities has since been
discontinued.
(iii) The reimbursement would be made on the
28 BHARTIYA POST JULY, 2009
submission of original receipts for payment of Tuition fee
etc. duly self-certified by the Government servant
concerned.
(iv) Reimbursement can be claimed once every
quarter.
3. Accordingly all the officers and staff in the
Department of Posts, Bak Bhawan are requested to
submit their claims after ensuring that the above
procedure is appropriately followed.
(No.2-1/07-08/C&A/PB Dated:-04-05-2009)
Maintenance and preparation of Annual
Performance Appraisal Reports-communication
of all entries for fairness and transparency in
public administration.
The undersigned is directed to invite the
attention of the Ministries/Departments to the existing
provisions in regard to peparation and maintenance
of Annual Confidential Reports which inter-alia provide
that only adverse remarks should be communicated
to the officer reported upon for representation, if any.
The Supreme Court has held in their Judgement dated
12.5.2008 in the case of Dev Dutt vs Union of India
(Civil Appeal No. 7631 of 2002) that the object of writing
the confidential report and making entries is to give
an opportunity to the public servant to improve the
performance. The 2nd Administrative Reforms
Commi ssi on i n thei r 10th Report has al so
recommended that the performance appraisal system
for all services be made more consultative and
transparent on the lines of the PAR of the All India
Services.
2 Keeping in view the above position, the matter
regarding communication of entries in the ACRs in
the case of civil services under the Government of
India has been further reviewed and the undersigned
is directed to convey the following decisions of the
Government:-
(i) The existing nomenclature of the Annual
Confidential Report will be modified as Annual
performance Assessment Report (APAR).
(ii) The full APAR including the overall grade and
assessment of integrity shall be communicated to
the concerned officer after the Report is complete
with the remarks of the Reviewing Officer and the
Accepting Authority wherever such system is in vogue.
Where Government servant has only one supervisory
level above him as in the case of personal staff
attached to officers, such communication shall be
made after the reporting officer has completed the
performance assessment.
(iii) The Section entrusted with the maintenance
of APARs after its receipt shall disclose the same to
the officer reported upon.
(iv) The concerned officer shall be given the
opportunity to make any representation against the
entries and the final grading given in the Report within
a period of fifteen days from the date of receipt of the
entries in the APAR. The representation shall be
restri cted to the speci fi c factual observati ons
contained in the report leading to assessment of the
officer in terms of attributes, work output etc. While
communicating the entries, it shall be made clear
that in case no representation is received within the
fifteen days, it shall be deemed that he/ she has no
representation to make. If the concerned APAR
Section does not receive any information from the
concerned officer on or before fifteen days from the
date of disclosure, the APAR will be treated as final.
(v) The new system of communicating the
entries in the APAR shall be made applicable
prospectively only with effect from the reporting period
2008-09 which is to be initiated after 1st April 2009.
(vi) The competent authority for considering
adverse remarks under the existing instructions may
consi der the representati on, i f necessary i n
consultation with the reporting and/or reviewing officer
and shall decide the matter objectively based on the
material placed before him within a period of thirty
days from the date of receipt of the representation.
(vii) The competent authori ty after due
consideration may reject the representation or may
accept and modify the APAR accordingly. The
decision of the competent authority and the final
grading shall be communicated to the officer reported
upon within fifteen days of receipt of the decision of
the competent authority by the concerned APAR
Section.
3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to
bring to the notice of all the offices under them for
strict implementation of the above instructions.
(DOPT OM No.21011/1/2005-Estt (A) (Pt-II) Dated:14-
05-2009)
ACR - NOW MODIFIED AS APAR
COM. N.S.C. BOSE PASSED AWAY
Com. N. Subhash Chandra Bose, Ex-
Divisional Secretary Narasaraopet suddenly lost his
breath on 10.06.09 in the Post Office premises due to
heart attack. He was a wonderful comrade with more
dedication and conviction. His demise is the great loss
to A. P. Circle and the comrades of Narsaraopet. We
condole the death and convey our deepest condolences
to the bereaved family members and comrades of
Narasaraopet division.