VERIFICATION PROCESS - INTERIM STAY BY MADRAS HIGH COURT
Honourable High Court of Madras has granted an interim stay order till 18.06.2008 to the process of the ongoing verification of membership ordered by the Department of Posts vide letter No.13/4/2007-SR dated 28.02.2008 [which called upon the unions and associations to submit application for undergoing verification] on a Writ Petition filed by the All India RMS/MMS Assistant Superintendent & Inspectors Association on 30th April 2008.
The Department of Posts has therefore issued order vide No.9/2/2008-SR dated 27.05.2008 to all concerned intimating that the interim stay granted by the Hon'ble High Court will operate till 18.06.2008,whichmay be observed scrupulously and further instructions regarding continuation of the verification process after expiry of the interim stay granted by the High Court will follow.
- Our divisional and branch secretaries need not get confused or diverted.
- Carry on with the job of collecting more letters of authorization from all employees and keep them ready for submission until further instructions from the Postal Directorate.
- Do not submit the letters of authorization on 10.06.2008. Wait for future instructions.
- The Department will be moving the High Court of Madras shortly for vacation of the interim stay orders.
- Immediately on vacation of stay orders, only a very short time gap is likely to be given for submission of letter of authorization to the DDOs. Therefore do not stop the work of collecting forms from members.
- Wait for instructions from NFPE and Affiliated Unions / Association and act accordingly only.
NFPE DELEGATION MET
SECRETARY [P] ON 27.05.2008
Secretary General NFPE and General Secretaries of P3, P4 and Postal Accounts have met the Secretary [P] on 27.05.2008. On our request the Secretary [P] agreed to convene a formal meeting to discuss with the Staff Side on all the issues related to Pay Commission. He assured that the Department of Posts would come forward with a plan to sort out the issues like TBOP, LSG getting a lower pay band etc. The Secretary [P] in fact suggested that the promotional avenues of General Line Supervisors should be properly improved upto Gazetted Postmasters level and that the first promotional stage of PA/SA will be in PB-2 by amalgamating all LSG and BCR/HSG II posts. We have suggested that by changing the entry educational qualification of PA/SA cadre as Graduation [Degree] they can be upgraded to pre-revised scale of pay of 4500-7000 [Pay Band 1 with 2800/- Grade Pay] so that they can go to Pay Band 2 with 4200/- Grade Pay on their first regular Promotion or financial upgradation etc. The formal meeting will discuss all issues and thereupon a Sub Committee consisting of both official and staff sides would be constituted for considering the restructuring the cadre of PA/SA. In the formal meeting all issues like PO & RMS Accountants, MMS Charge Hand, System Administrators and Marketing Executives etc would be discussed. The issue of JAO promotion to the waitlisted candidates also discussed and the Secretary [P] agreed to favourable consider the issue on the condition that the cadre controlling of Group B would be under Member [P] instead of DDG [PAF].
Adhoc Promotion to HSG I extended
Another 6 Months
The Department of Posts has issued orders on 21.05.2008 for the continuation of ad-hoc promotion in the cadre of HSG-I by another 6 months as the same has been approved by the Department of Personnel & Training. [Order No.4-16/2002-SPB-II dated 21.05.2008]
SURPLUS QUALIFIED IPO PROMOTIONS RELEASED
Orders on supplementary results of the Departmental Examination for selection to the posts of IPOs for the year 2007 held on 10-12 August 2007 have been issued by the Directorate vide F.No. A-34013/3/2007-DE(Pt-II) dated 21.05.2008.
Similarly Orders on allotment of surplus qualified candidates to fill up the unfilled vacancies of other circles also are issued vide F.No. A-34013/03/2007-DE (Pt.III) dated 21.05.2008. There are 76 unfilled vacancies in 10 circles and options have been called from 79 candidates. [Final selection will be limited to 76 only].