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Friday, December 31, 2010



WE WISH A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2011

TO

ALL OUR COMRADES & VIEWERS

Calendar of Departmental Examinations 2011

No. A – 34012/02/2010-DE

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Departments of Posts

(DE Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg

New Delhi – 110116

Dated 29.12.2010

To,

All Head of Circles,

2. The Additionsl Director General, APS, New Delhi

Sub: - Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2011.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to say that the competent authority has approved the following schedule of Departmental Examination to be held in the year 2011: -


Name of Examination

Exam schedule to be held on

To be conducted by

(1)

(2)

1.

LGOs for PAs/SAs cadres & PAs cadre in Cos/ROs

February 2011

Directorate

2.

Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants Direct Recruitment

May 2011

3.

Inspector of Posts Exam 2010

June 2011

4.

A. E. (C & E) Exam

July 2011

5.

J. E. (C & E) Exam

6.

PS Group ‘B’ Examination, 2010

7.

Postmaster Grade – I

April 2011

8.

LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs

August 2011

Circle Offices

9.

Confirmation Exam for Dr. Jr. Accountants in PAO

August 2011

2. It is intimated that the above schedule is tentative and examination will be held subject to availability of vacancies and as per the administrative convenience. Necessary action may please be initiated to complete to pre-examination fo

rmalities to ensure smooth conduct of examinations.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(L. Mohan Rao)

Assistant Director General (DE)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

28th A.I.C ALL ARE INVITED






































Let us make the 28th A.I.C a historical success.
ATTENTION DIVISIONAL/BRANCHES SECRETARIES

All the Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to fill up the following proforma as earliest as possible and forward by e-mail to CHQ. Otherwise if must be presented in the All India Conference while submitting the credentials for admission of Delegates/Visitors of their respective divisions. Please extend importance to this appeal


General Secretary’s Desk

Dear Comrades,

All India Conference

Have you booked tickets for your journey to attend the All India Conference at Alandi, Pune? If not please rush to reserve to avoid unpleasant journey by unreserved train/bus. We don’t want to miss any comrades unattending in the All India Conference for any reasons. We have to discuss all the issues threadbare and decide our future course of action to wrest our demands.

Invitation & Request

The invitation notice for the All India conference is released with delay. This was inevitable due to finalizing the programme with the consultation of the reception committee. The conference will commence as scheduled on 09.1.2011. While attending AIC, all are requested to bring ID card since there is tight security problem after the Pune blast. Similarly please bring some warm clothing to beat the cold. The reception committee headed by Com. B. G. Tamhankar, our senior leader as the General Secretary is making all out efforts to make the conference a grand success.

Credentials & Programme

Credential forms will be distributed through your circle secretary on 08.1.2011 itself. On reaching the venue, please obtain the credential form from your circle secretary and deposit in the morning of 09.01.2011 itself and enable the AIC to constitute the house as quickest as possible.

Proforma form which is also to be presented alongwith credential form is sent herewith. Please fill up the form in complete shape and hand over at the time of presentation of credentials. This proforma is also a must at the time of admission of delegates & visitors.

Clearance of Quota etc.

Please ensure to clear quota for the current year while attending AIC. Further all dues in respect of Bhartiya Post, Venture & Hand Book must be cleared while attending the AIC. We seek all your cooperation to clear all pending amount.

Apart from above, all branches shall clear – quota to Confederation at the rate of Re. 1/- per year per member in the conference itself as per the decision of the Federation & Confederation in this regard.

In respect of issues like Postmater’s Cadre, Cadre review, Systems Administers etc. we are going to discus all the items in detail in the AIC and I have restricted this Desk only with the message for All India Conference.

Let us meet in the All India Conference. Let us debate, discuss all the issues dispassionately and decide future course of action as required. Let us subject ourselves into constructive criticism for the advancement of our activities.

OK! We are meeting on 9th January at Alandi! Till then, Bye!

With Conference greetings,

Comradely yours,

(K. V. Sridharan)

General Secretary

Dated – 26.12.2010

Stepping up of Pay in Recent orders by DOPT

If the following is implemented, atleasth the senior officials will get at par with juniors recruited after 01.01.2006. Let us pursue.

The copy of the DOPT OM No. 07.07.2008 - CS 1 (A) dt. 22.12.2010 is furnished hereunder.







Issue of individual plastic cards to CGHS Pensioner Beneficiaries

The Department of Health issued fresh guidelines to the Pensioner beneficiaries vide its memo No. 6024/2007/CGHS (HQ)/CGHS (P) dt. 27.12.2010.

The order is furnished below:






UNI-APRO POST & LOGISTICS / APPC

JOINT SEMINAR – BANGKOK



A joint International Seminar organized jointly by the Post & Logistics Wing of Union Network International - Asia Pacific Regional Organisation (uni-apro Post & Logistics) and Asia Pacific Postal College (APPC) Bangkok was held at Bangkok (Thailand) from 2010 December 13th to 14th. Another Seminar jointly organised by uni-apro Posts & Logistics and State Enterprises Workers Union, Thailand Post (Sewu-thp) was also held at Kanchanaburi (Thailand) on 15th and 16th December 2010. Com: M.Krishnan, Secretary General, National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) attended both the Seminars on invitation from UNI-APRO Post & Logistics.

Union Leaders from the following Asia-Pacific countries attended the Seminars.

1. India 2. Pakisthan 3. Nepal 4. Srilanka

5. Thailand 6. Philippines 7. Malaysia 8. Hong Kong

9. Japan 10. Mangolia 11. Vietnam 12. Korea

The Seminar held at APPC, Bangkok was most informative. Sessions on the following different subjects were held. Eminent Lecturers of APPC made the presentations.

Subject Lecturer

1. International Dimension of Post : Mr. Aras

2. Business Excellence - Business

Dimension of Post - Changing Scenario : Mr. Shailendra Kumar

of Postal Business Dwivedi

3. Mail, Parcel and Logistics Management : Mr. Shailendrakumar Dwivedi

4. How to make Post Profitable under the

Financial crisis : Mr. Aras & Mr. Shailendra

5. Reforms in China Post : Mr. Liu

6. Operational Excellence - Operations

Dimensions of Post : Mr. Aras

7. Human Resource Management : Mr. Shailendra

Opening Ceremony on 13.12.2010 was addressed by Mr. Elichi Ito, Director, UNI-APRO Post & Logistics Sector and Mr. Masayuki Nakota, Director International Department of Japan Postal Union. A visit to the highly automated and modernised Mail Center at Lakshi (Bangkok) was arranged by the State Enterprises Workers Union (Postal Employees Union) Thailand Post on 13.12.2010. Certificates to the participants were distributed at the closing Ceremony.

Seminar on 15th & 16th was held at Kanchanaburi, one of the finest tourist centre, in Thailand. The welcome speech was delivered by Ms. Tentip Chaichit, Vice General Director on Human Resources, Thailand Post. Mr. Roengnarong Ismael, President of SEWP-THP (the only one trade union of Postal workers of Thailand Post) made the opening remarks. Mr. Elichi Ito, Director of UNI-APRO Post & Logistics in his lecture explained about UNI-APRO Posts & Logistics. Mr. Somboon Sabsam made a presentation on "overall situation of Thai Labour movement". Mr. Roengnarong Ismael, the President of SEWP lectured on the subject "Building Social Partnership to Thailand Post, the Genuine Unions Success".

After the Lectures the overseas participants made presentations about the present scenario of the Postal Services in their country. A sight seeing trip was also arranged by SEWU-THP. The four day seminars concluded at 4PM on 16.12.2010.

Main High Lights

1. The presentations made by the Lecturers of APPC on 13.02.2010 & 14.02.2010 covered various aspects of the Post & Logistics Sector. The mission, Jurisdiction, Role, structure, function and importance of Universal Postal Union (UPU) was well explained. Scope of Business Management in Postal, Postal Environment and Strategy, Trends and drivers affecting Postal Sector, contemporary business environment, transition of mail sector, management innovation and essential changes in the organizational culture are also explained. Mail strengths, positive postal factors, role of competition, definitive trends, new realities of the Postal Market Place, Technological factors, the future of Post etc. were elaborately narrated. It is emphasized that competition has delivered choice for many and reduced prices of Postal products, increased innovation and improved quality of services for all customers. The changing Postal world, major changes affecting the market and Business environment, Need for change, process improvement, improving productivity, Transport planing and scheduling, strategic issues in Delivery Service were discussed. Interdependence of marketing, operations and human resources, function of human resource management, efforts required to change, importance of providing training on new methods / products, cultivating happiness in workplace, need to involve workers in decisions and giving them a sense of ownership are the other issues came up for discussion in the APPC Seminar.

2. The joint Seminar organised by the SEWU-THP mainly concentrated on the problems faced by the workers with particular reference to Thailand. Thailand has been successful in the economic development since the economic crisis in 1997. In 2006, the economic growth was 5% and this year (2010) the growth rate is predicted about 6 to 7%. Inflation rate is approximately 2 to 3%. There are about 1400 trade unions (in all sectors), 19 Labour Federations, 12 National Centres. As per Article 25 of the state Enterprises Labour Relations Act B.E.2543 (2000) of Thailand a worker has the right to organize a trade union, collective barging, negotiation and organise activities, but cannot hold any strike. All disputes, including wage disputes are to be resolved through negotiations. The main threat faced by the workers in the Govt. sector is privatisation move of the Govt. Out sourcing, contracting work, sub contracting, early retirement, short term employment of part-time workers, reduction of permanent workers, attack on job security and trade union rights are the method adopted by the Government. Concerted efforts are made by the Govt. to reduce state ownership in service sector and to create stronger role for private sector. Methodology adopted for privatisation is same as in India.

3. The situation prevailing in the Postal Sector of other countries is briefed as follows by the Union leaders who participated in the seminar.

(a) HONG KONG : Hong Kong Post (HKP) is still a government department. Market competition maily comes from the four major global courier & logistics companies i.e.. DHL, Fedex, UPS & TNT. Number of Post offices 127 including GPO, international mail centre, Airmail Centre and 124 other Postoffices with retail and delivery functions. Number of regular employees 5347 and contract staff 2217. 1.38 billion mails handled during the year 2008-2009. Total turnover 591.6 million us dollars and operational profit. 45.4 million Us dollars in the year 2008-09. Postmaster General is the Chief of the top management of HKP. 70% of mails are processed under mechanised system.

(b) JAPAN : Privatisation talk started in the Diet (Parliament) in April 2005. The Govt's stance regarding the Postal Services was to privatise Japan's Postal Services from the start of that session. When the privatisation of postal services developed into a political issue, the government ignored the voice from citizens and customers over this issue. Public opinion were divided. After the House of councillors voted down those bills, the then Prime-Minister Koizumi dissolved the lower house followed by the General Election 2005. The ruling party (LDP) won a landslide victory over this issue. A package of privatisation bills was again submitted to the special Diet Session and approved in October 2005. On October 1, 2007, Japan Postal Public Corporation was privatized and broken into four companies under the holding company owned by the Japanese Government. Mail related services are being offered by mail company and Post office company. When General election took place in August 2009, the opposition backed by Japan's Postal Union swept a landslide victory. As a result, the law to freeze the planned sales of shares of Postal Group companies was passed in Diet on December 4, 2009. After the election to the Upper house of Parliament in 2010 ruling parties did not get majority in Upper house. While ruling parties gains the lower house, the opposition parties hold majority in the upper house. In May 2010 Postal reforms bills for reorganising the Postal sector were passed in the lower house. According to the bills, the current three companies such as mail delivery, Post office and holding company were merged into one as a new holding company. Two Postal Financial companies were placed under the new holding company. The Govt. planned to own 1/3 plus shares of the holding company. Simultaneously this holding company was designed to own 1/3rd plus shares of two financial companies. However the new Postal reforms bills were not legislated before the Parliament session was over. Thus talks of Postal reforms bills will start over again in the next parliament session. Postal reforms has become a centre point of discussion in political Postal Union in Japan closely keeps an eye on political trends.

A fierce competition is going on in the parcel market. Private parcel companies have upgraded the logistic system from collection to delivery. They have diversified service lineups. More competition is expected in future in the postal market. Japan Post Express is the third largest player in terms of market share, but its market share is declining.

Japan Post has been improving its service qualities in order to satisfy with customer needs. It has advanced technology for domestic and international mail services. There are 24600 Post offices.

(c)KOREA : Korea Post has a monopoly of letter mail in Postal Services by Postal Law. After Govt. making Foreign Trade Agreement (FTA) with United States for opening markets including Postal Services, monopoly will be reduced. Present market share of Govt. Postal Services 100% in letter mail, 88% in express mail and 12% in parcel mail. Courier Services are also operating just like in India.

(d) MONGOLIA : Postal company fully owned by Government. Othercompanies working. Market share of Govt. company letter mail 55%, Express mail 30%, Parcel Service 75%. Total Post offices 385.

(e) MALAYSIA : Initially the Postal Services as a Govt. department then corporatised w.e.f. 1.1.1992 and subsequently privatised in September 2001 under companies Act of 1965. The compnay is now called "POs Malaysia". There are about 120 courier services competing in the mails market.

(f) PHILIPPINES : Postal Services Corporatised as "Phipost" in 1992. Govt. proposes to privalise the company.

(g) VIETNAM : Postal Services in Vietnam is corporatised. There is no move for privatisation. Private Courier services are also operating.

(h) NEPAL : Postal Services is still under Govt. monopoly. Private courier services are also operating.

(i) PAKISTHAN : Corporatised in 1992. It is being considered for privatisation through Privatisation Commission of Pakisthan Government. Facing stiff competition from both domestic and international players.

(j) SRILANKA : Govt. department. No corporatisation or privatisationprocess. Private Couriers are also operating.

(k) THAILAND (already explained above)

4. REFORMS IN CHINA : Chinese Postal services is run by China Post Group a Public Limited Company. There are several subsidiary and Provincial companies under the China Post Group. Reforms started in 2007. At that time total employees 10 lakhs. Now the number of employees are 4,11,000. Number of Post office 54000. Computerised Post offices 37000. Postal vehicles 64868. Railway carriages 422, Aircraft- 17, letter sorting machines - 95, Parcel sorting machine - 85. Private companies are also operating. Market share of Govt. company 80%.

C.H.Q appeals Hon'ble Minister of State Shri. Gurdas Kamat on pending major issues.


Ref: P/1-1/AIC Dated – 29.12.2010

To,

Shri. Gurdas Kamat

Minister of State

Communications & Information Technology

Camp at Mumbai - 400001

Respected Sir,

We record our immense pleasure for the kind gesture of the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications & I. T. accepting our invitation to grace the 28th All India Conference of this union with his valuable oration in the open session scheduled to be held in the forenoon of 09.01.2011 at Alandi Pune.

We record our sincere thanks to the Hon’ble Minister and we assure our fullest cooperation in the improvement of service to public. We further desire to bring the following issues which are pending for a long to the kind notice of Hon’ble Minister requesting his kind intervention for the mitigation of the same.

(1) Counting of Past Services of erstwhile RTP for promotion.

The Postal Assistants who were recruited during 1980 to 1984 under the category of Reserved Training pool as per the PA Recruitment Rules were absorbed late in the regular posts only after completion of three to four years due to ban on filling up of posts introduced in 1983 and reduction of staff to the extent of 5% in operative and 15% in supervisory posts at the time of introduction of TBOP promotion as matching savings.

Some officials approached CAT and their service as RTP were counted as regular service for all purposes. Similarly all the RTP Postal Assistants deputed to Army Postal service were also extended the same benefits for promotion under TBOP/BCR.

There is a discrimination prevailing about the extension of benefits among the similarly situated persons. As the RTPs were recruited as per the Postal Assistant Recruitment Rules and fully engaged as Postal Assistant in between 1982 to 1987, there is every justification to treat their RTP period as regular service for all purposes.

The Department’s contention that there was a Supreme Court decision in 1996 becomes obsolete after the issue of various judicial pronouncements on the subject. Many senior employees are deprived of their promotions due to non counting their past RTP service as regular service for promotion under MACP scheme and other benefits.

(2) Creation of System Administrators cadre & extend other facilities

A rapid modernisation takes place in the department and around 1872 crores have been allotted for further extension of modernization. To modernize the existing Post offices, the roles of the existing System Administrators are laudable. They are working from dawn to dusk for the efficient functioning of Pos in computers. ‘System Assistant’ cadre with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- is existence in other Government departments. Similar kind of System Assistant may please be created in the department and all the existing personnel may please be absorbed against those vacancies.

(3) Denial of three MACP benefits to the Promotees in the Department of Posts

As the promotion to Postal Assistant acquired by writing competitive examination is equated with one MACP promotion, the senior promotees even after acquiring 30 years of service in Postal Assistant cadre could not get the benefits of Rs.4600/- Grade Pay under MACP, where as their juniors are reaching the benefits.

Similarly the Group ‘D’ promoted to Postmen and then appeared for Postal Assistant examination and becoming Postal Assistant could avail only up to Rs.2800 Grade Pay whereas he was earlier availed 4200 Grade Pay under the BCR Scheme. This has caused resentment among the postal employees and they may be discouraged to write promotional examination if this anomaly is not sorted out. It is requested to kindly consider that in the case of promotees, if they completed 10 years service in the cadre continuously they shall be accorded MACP promotion with next grade Pay.

Further application of bench mark shall be deleted up to pay band 2 levels as in the Postal there is no provision of review of C. R. entries at divisional level and whatever be the entry made by the divisional superintendent, it becomes final. It is requested to consider deletion of bench mark application in case of officials up to pay band 2 level in the Department of Post.

(4) Withdraw the orders fixing responsibility on DDOs/APM Accounts for over Payment of Pay & Allowances to Postmen on Account of fixation under RP Rules 1996.

Any excess drawal made due to irregular fixation, as per rules, shall be recovered from the persons. But strange, the Department has issued orders to recover the entire amount of excess drawal made to the Postmen due to unclear orders at the time of Fifth Pay Commission from the APM Accounts who have prepared the Bills. For example, the APM Accounts, Pune City, who was having a clean record in his service could not draw the Pensionary benefits over two years as he did not agree to Pay Rs. 7,27, 671. 61 towards excess payment drawn to Postmen. Similar is the case in many circles. In A. P. Circles, recovery orders were issued against Postmasters & APM Accounts for excess drawal of bonus arrears to GDS. The action of the Department is arbitrary and against to the rules and orders and against to the spirit law and natural justice. We seek the intervention of Hon’ble Minister to withdraw the orders fixing responsibilities on DDOs/APM Accounts.

(5) Stepping up of pay of seniors with juniors as on 01.01.2006 & thereafter

The Ministry of Finance vide its clarification under U. O. No. 10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009 stated under para 3 that stepping up of pay can be considered where a senior Government servant is drawing lesser pay than his directly recruited junior borne on the same gradation list.

Based on the clarifications, the Directorate of Income Tax vide its letter No. F. No. HRD/CM/1754/2010-11/858 dt. 02.11.2010 has issued clarifications. The DOPT vide its OM No. 7/7/08-CSI (A) dt. 22.12.2010 has also, communicated the MOF orders dated 14.12.2009 and confirming the admissibility of stepping up of pay.

There are many senior officials promoted to higher cadres were deprived of their benefits in postal. It is requested to expedite clarifications on the similarly line in the department providing stepping up of pay to the entire senior official at par with their juniors.

(6) Departmentalisation of GDS in the Department of Posts

It is heartening to note that Hon’ble Minister of Communication has sought information from the Department to know about the expenditure involved in regularizing all the GDS into departmental service. It is learnt that the Department has also furnished the requirement around Rs.3000 crores for this purpose.

The Departmentalisation of GDS is possible and requests to consider the following suggestions.

(i) Whenever vacancy arises in GDS cadre, the duties can be merged for making full time departmental post.

(ii) At present there are more than 10% of GDS BPM Posts having the work hours of six hours and more which can be straight away converted into departmental status.

(iii) Since all the branch offices are proposed to be provided with computers and introducing various services, it is possible to maintain the following important functions of the Government of India through its rural net work

(a) Collection of census figures, modifications and maintenance.

(b) Issue of citizen’s identity card by Pos and maintenance of records through its BOs & Centralised computers.

(c) Extensions of MG NREGS work through post offices by providing work norms for the work instead of incentive as at present extended.

(d) Introduction of various new services to the BOs and enhance its work hours to that of departmental offices.

(e) Various new schemes introduced by the Government as policy will be reached to the village level through these net work spread over the nation.

It is suggested that the existing BOs may be converted in to departmental post offices extending more counter services and other facilities to public and looking after of all the postal related works in the villages and maintenance of all records etc. They may be paid with minimum pay scale provided to the departmental servants. It is requested to kindly consider our proposal for the departmentalization of GDS.

Notwithstanding our request for departmentalisation of GDS, it is requested to consider three promotions to the GDS as if in the pattern of MACP with fixation benefits.

(7) Stop harassing staff on contributory factors for simple and flimsy reasons by misusing the provision of ‘unbecoming of Government Servant’ deviating the ruling contained in Volume III, FHB etc.

The Directorate guidelines issued vide letter No. 6/8/59-Disc dt. 9.7.1959, 25/49/60-Disc dt.30.11.60 and 15-9/74-1NV dt. 10.2.75, and subsequent orders have been violated and the officials have been proceeded with charge sheets under contributory negligence factors for flimsy reasons and awarded with huge recoveries.

The provisions contained in Rule,106,107, 108 & 111 of Postal Volume III and the provision of honest errors can be condoned contained in Rule 204 A (1) vol II and the provision of Rule 58, Appendix 4 of F.H.B. volume I in dealing of recovery have been totally ignored and sidelined.

The main intention of the Government while deciding the degree of an officer’s pecuniary liability, it will be necessary to look not only to the circumstances of the case but also to the financial circumstances of the officer, since it should be recognized that the tendency should not be such as to impair his future efficiency violated has been totally deviated and violated in almost all the cases. There are more than twelve references like this, we made to the Department.

Suitable & proper guidelines is required to arrest the menace of fixing responsibilities on innocent officials under one pretext or the other and protect the officials from the harassment on contributory factors. We seek the Ministers intervention to protect the officials from the misuse of this provision.

(8) Grant of Minimum Pay to the casual labourers working in postal department

Despite crystal clear orders in existence to grant the minimum of Group ‘D’/Postmen Pay to the casual labourers engaged in their absence minimum the as per the Sixth CPC report has not been extended so far only in the Postal department. The file is being tossed from pillar to post. There is an inordinate delay in releasing the orders.

We request the Minister’s Intervention in this case.

We seek the intervention of benign Hon’ble Minister of state on the above said items for the immediate settlement of these problems for which we will ever be grateful.

We assure our fullest cooperation in the improvement of service and providing better customer satisfaction to the public.

With profound regards.

Yours sincerely,

(K. V. Sridharan)

General Secretary

CADRE REVIEW

A formal meeting for discussion of the cadre review proposal was held on 27.12.2010. There was no concrete decision arrived in the meeting but there was more progress. The following are only the gist of proposals.

1. Postman: - The present establishment inexistence in this cadre is as follows

Basic – Postmen : - 46381

Mail overseers : 2955

Cash overseers : 739

Head Postmen : 594

Sorting Postmen : 2456

Overseer Postman : 424

7168 - 7168 (Around 16%)

Among the above establishment, TBOP - 12900

BCR - 3195

(No figures on MACP I, II & III available)

At present, there is no supervisory cadre in existence for Postman. Earlier Mail overseers, Sorting Postmen etc were called as LSG and there after it lost significance after introducing TBOP/BCR promotions.

It is proposed by the staff side to provide three promotional layers to this cadre by keeping 70% in basic, 15% in the first, 10% in the second and 5% in the third promotions. It is suggested that out of four postmen, one of the post may be identified to supervise the other three postmen in ensuring 100% articles taking for delivery and remarks in the return apart from his delivery work. Similarly the postman entrusted with Data work for preparing delivery slip, taking returns etc may be provided to the status of next promotion layer and similarly the existing Mail overseers etc may be brought to the third promotional layer.

Since the cadre review pertains only to improve the promotional posts and not to review the pay scales, the pay band may be decided like 2000, 2400, 2800 & 4200 for basic, I, II & III Grades retrospectively.

2. Multi Skilled Staff (Group D)

There is 37757 Multi skilled staff in existence in the Department out of which 17700 in Postal and 14000 in RMS and the remaining are working in administrative offices.

Since the MTS are not getting any II & III MACP promotions and even some are not getting MACP I also, special attention is required. It is suggested to form three layers of Promotion like basis 70, 1st 15, 2nd 10 & third 5% of posts. It is suggested that the MTS assisting Treasury & Sub Accounts may be identified as higher posts. Similarly van attendant, Jamedar in RM and Record Keeper, Chowkidar etc may be identified as higher posts for providing promotions. Since MTS (Group ‘D’) is a common cadre for all Central Government employees, the identification of area and responsibility becomes a must for consideration of care review proposals.

3. Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant

Basic cadre - 83696

LSG - 6989

HSG II - 1703

HSG I - 1649

Out of which

Postmaster Gr. I - 2097

Postmaster Gr. II - 511

Postmaster Gr. III - 495

Senior PM - 116

As on date, the total number of supervisory posts works out only 12.35% it is suggested that all the single handed & double handed post offices may be identified as LSG Posts (Single handed offices 11395 & Double handed offices 6719). Since the elevation of pay band with Grade pay Rs. 4200/- is not immediately possible to LSG since it has long process and left the decision with nodal ministries, the present LSG posts 6989 posts may be merged with HSG II cadre. (For example 2899 LSG offices plus 3732 Triple handed post offices & plus other LSG Posts). Similarly the present HSG II & HSG I posts shall be amalgamated. There will be no change of Grade pay in any cadre since it will not come under the jurisdiction of cadre review.

It is suggested that the nomenclature of existing LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I shall be revised as Supervisor/Manager, Senior Manager/ Supervisor, Chief Manager/Supervisor respectively. It is further suggested to convert the HSG-I as Gazetted as if equal to the present status of Asst. Supdt. of POs.

Whatever be the increase in the number of Supervisory post, it will have simultaneous reflection in the Post master’s cadre also.

PO & RMS Accountant, System Administrators Marketing Executive & others

After identifying the number of Grade I, I & III posts from the Postal Assistants, separate cadre for PO & RMS Accountants, Systems Assistants, Marketing Executive will be carved out from the promotional posts and declare the posts as promotional posts to Postal Assistants.

(i) The PO & RMS Accounts qualified officials will be placed in Rs. 2800/- grade pay and on qualifying they may be engaged in accounts branch. A separate promotional avenue can be carved out for APM Accounts from the existing LSG, HSG II & HSG I Posts.

(ii) Marketing Executive will be placed in Rs.2800/- Grade pay and a separate cadre will be explored in higher promotional posts.

(iii) System Administrators will also be carved out similarly to this. However, it is suggested that in respect of System Administrators, they may be placed in the Grade pay of Rs. 4200/- as if available in other Governmental organization. PMAs will be brought under the category of System Assistant.

(iv) Similarly there are 300 DOPLI and they may be placed in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-

In respect of RMS, What is the proportion maintained in Postal Assistant cadre in higher posts in the postal, that will be maintained.

Circle office staff

In respect of circle office there are 2400 officials working and at present there is only one promotion of section supervisor with Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/- available.

It is proposed to form II layer of promotion as deputy office superintendent with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- and elevate the office superintendent with Grade Pay of Rs.4600/- Similarly another layer of Director with grade pay of Rs,4800 may be formed. The Percentage proposed is 50 + 20 + 15+ 10 + 5. There are 59 regional offices in which, it is suggested to upgrade the office supervisors. Similarly all PLI section officers may be elevated to the status of office superintendent.

SBCO staff

Total staff is 4100. There is no HSG II at present. It is suggested to provide four layers of promotions with the ratio of 50:20:20; 5: 5. The SBCO in charge of All Gazetted HPOs (116) may be converted to HSG I. There are 442 divisions and all the in charge of such divisional head quarters may be considered for HSG II. It is further suggested that the in charge of SBCO having up to 50,000 entries may be converted to LSG, above 50,000 up to 100000 may be to HSG II and above 1 lakh, it will be HSG I, Similarly all working in (PWCs/ICOs shall be placed in promotional posts.

Matching Savings

Official side proposed to accept closure/ merger of 3000 single handed post offices/ RMS offices as matching savings in urban areas which will be decided on the following grounds:

i. Offices having less than five hours work load (excluding sub accounts work)

ii. Post offices situated within 2.5 kilometers.

iii. The personnel relieved due to the closure/merger will be accommodated in the single/ double handed offices where work load justify for further augmentation.

The staff side seeks time to discuss on matching savings among them and to form a joint proposal on all the above discussed items.

Comrades,

Please note that the above proposals are not accepted totally and it were in the discussion stages only. A broad consensus and discussions are required to improve many of the items mentioned above. Staff side will sit shortly and discuss the above and submit its proposal shortly. The next formal meeting will be held on 22.1.2011 at 11 hours to finalize the proposal.

All are requested to offer their comments on this to have further study and improvement of our proposals.


(K. V. Sridharan)

Leader, Staff side