National Anomaly Committee Meeting and Decisions


National Anomaly Committee Meeting and Decisions
The first meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 12th December, 2009. Secretary (Personnel) chaired the meeting. In the opening remark, Com. Umraomal Purohit drew the attention of the Chairman of the non-functioning of the Departmental Councils in various departments and the consequent non setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committees. He also raised the issue of the order of the DOPT defining the term Anomaly, which was at variance with the one given in 1997. He recalled the discussion he had with the official side in the matter when it was agreed that the definition of the term would be the same as was in the order of 1997. Responding to the remarks made by the Staff Side Secretary, the Chairman said that his office would take steps to ensure the functioning of the JCM at all levels and informed the meeting that the National Council of the JCM would meet on 16th January, 2009 and the notice therefore has already been issued. On the question of anomaly, it was informed by the Chairman, that all efforts would be taken to address all questions of anomaly and resolve them. The official side clarified that all questions of disparity in relativities would also be addressed except on those on which the 6th CPC has gone into and taken decision enumerating reasons. The Chairman asked the staff Side to bring to the notice of the DOPT/DOE of all those items which stand rejected by the concerned Departmental Anomaly Committees taking shelter under the extant definition.

The following items were discussed :
Fixation of Pay in Revised Pay Scale
The VI CPC in para 2.2.19 (vii) has indicated that where prerevised pay scales have been merged it has been done by extending the existing minimum prescribed for the highest pay scale with which the other scales are being merged. Accordingly it has also been stipulated in 7(1) (A) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 that if the minimum of the Revised Pay Band / Pay Scale is more that what is determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding of the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised Pay Band / Pay Scale. Note 2B below Rule 7, ibid and illustration 4B given in the Explanatory Memorandum to the Revised Pay Rule apply to cases of merger of Pay Scales. Note 2 B states that pay in the revised Pay Bands will be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with Clause (A) (i) And clause (A) (ii) of Rule 7. In illustration 4B a case of an employee in the pre revised pay scale Rs.5000-8000 drawing Rs.5600 as on 1.1.2006 in the pay scale of 6500-10500 has been indicated with which the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 stands merged.

Taking these into account the pay in the Pay Band in the case of all employees in the Pay Scales of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 has to be fixed at Rs. 6500 multiplied by 1.86 i.e. Rs.12090. The fixation tables for pay scales 5000-8000 and 5500-9000may therefore be modified fixing the pay in the pay band at Rs.12090 wherever it is less than that amount.
Illustration 4B in the explanatory memorandum to the Revised Pay Rules 2008 may be modified as under:-
Existing Scale of Pay 5000-8000Pay Band PB-2 9300-34800Merged with Pay Scale 6500-10500Existing Basic Pay as on 1.1.06 Rs.5600Pay in the PB-2 Rs.5600 X 1.86 = 10420 As per Clause (A) (i) of Rule 7(i) of Revised Pay rules 2008Pay in the PB-2 Rs.6500- X 1.86 = 12090 As per Clause (A) (ii) of Rule 7 (i) of Revised Pay Rules 2008Grade Pay Rs.4200Revised Basic Pay Rs.16290Decision:The Staff Side pointed out that what has been recommended by the 6th CPC in Para 2.2.19(vii_ in respect of fixation of minimum pay in the Pay band for merged pay scales had not been taken into account while computing the pay band and the table. After some discussion, the official side stated to have a re-look into the matter.Item No. 5(i)On Revised Pay Rules. 2008(i).Option
It has been mentioned under sub rule 4 thereof that the option once exercised shall be final and should be exercised within three months from the date of notification of the rule vide Sub rule I thereof. Since it is very difficult to comprehend and assess the implication of such option, we propose that the first option exercised within three months may not be treated as final and the employees be permitted to revise the option within six month of the date of exercising the first option.
Decision.
The official side has agreed to allow another option. The Side Side also pointed out during the discussion that the option exercised by the officials under F.R. 22(I)(A(1) on promotion has been restricted to only first promotion, which appears to be unreasonable. The official side has agreed to examine whether the above option can be allowed to cover all promotions.

Item No. 5(ii)
(ii). Special allowance and qualification pay which are taken for fixation purposes on promotion should be doubled with effect from 1.1.2006 and not from 1.9.2008 as it cannot be construed to be an allowance. If this is not done, senior employees will suffer loss in emoluments, in case of persons who are promoted during the period between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008.

It was pointed out that the item relating to 5th CPC is still pending at the Standing Committee. The Official Side stated that the item would be covered when a decision is taken on the item relating to 5th CPC.
Item No. 5(vi)
(vi) Rule 9. Date of next increment
It is seen after going through the stipulation in the above rules that a person whose increment falls on 1.1.2006 will get the increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre revised pay scale and will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 i.e. on expiry of six months. Similarly those, whose next increment is between 1st July, 2006 and 1st December, 2006 would also be granted next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006. On the other hand, the persons whose increment dates are between 1st Feb. 2006 and 1st June 2006 have to wait for more than 12 months to get the next increment on 1.7.2006. This is quite anomalous. In the case of those who retire during the period between 1st Feb. and 30th June, they will suffer a loss of one increment perpetually thus affecting their pension. It is, therefore proposed that the persons whose increment falls between 1st February and 1st June, 2006 may be given one increment on 1.1.2006 as a one time measure.

The official side agreed to issue orders to cover those in service between 1.1.2006 and 1.7.2006 as a one time measure. The Staff Side however, pointed out that they have made the suggestion for a one time measure on the specific understanding that Rule 9 of the Revised Pay Rules 2008 has no applicable in the fixation of increment date in future as in those cases, the Fundamental Rules will have the application. The Official side was of the opinion that the Revised Pay Rules will override the provisions of the Fundamental Rules. The Staff Side then contended that the increment of an official cannot be postponed except on award of a penalty after initiation of the disciplinary proceedings. The official side after some discussion agreed to reconsider the issue in the light of the contention made by the Staff Side.
Item No. 5(vii).
(vii). Tax deduction from salary:
Spread over of the arrears of salary is permissible under section 89 (a) of the I.T. Act. No tax will thus become payable by Group D employees on account of receipt of arrears eventually. Therefore, executive instructions may be issued not to deduct any tax from the arrears payment pertaining to the Group D employees. In respect of others, they may be allowed to exercise option to tax the arrears either on receipt basis or accrual basis.
Decision .Since the arrears have all been paid after deduction of tax, this item was not pressed.Item No. 5(vii)Temporary Status Casual Labourers
As per existing scheme the employees who are afforded temporary status are paid the wages computed with reference to the minimum of the corresponding scale of pay of regular employees. In the case of Group D temporary status employees, it will become necessary that they are afforded the requisite training if they are non- matriculates.
Decision.
Orders would be issued in the case of temporary status employees. In the case of those who died /retired between 1.1.06 and 1.9.2008 grant of grade pay of Rs. 1800 without training was raised by the Staff Side. It was agreed that the Govt. would take a decision in their case favorably.

Item No. 6. Benefit on promotion.
It is an accepted proposition that an employee when promoted to a higher post involving higher responsibility should get a suitable raise in his salary. It was on this consideration that FR 22-C was framed whereby the promotee was first granted an increment in the lower Pay Scale and then fixed at the appropriate (next) stage in the higher grade.

At the time of V CPC it was agreed that minimum increase in salary on promotion shall not be less then Rs.100/- There are certain grades in which, on promotion, a hike of Rs.650/- is being allowed with reference to pre-revised pay scale.

In these circumstances grant of only one increment in the lower Pay Band / Pay scale and difference in grade pay, if there be any, being granted on promotion is certainly inadequate. We therefore propose that minimum benefit on promotion should not be less than 10% of the Pay+Grade Pay of the feeder post.
Decision:
The official side stated that the above item was not covered under the definition of anomaly. However, after some discussion, it was agreed that the official side would further discuss the issue outside the forum of the Anomaly Committee.

Item No. 7. Fixation of pay on promotion.
The minimum Entry pay with Grade Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 has been specific vide first Schedule, Part –A, Section II of the Gazette Notification of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance No. G.S.R. 622 (E) dated 29.8.2008.
On promotion, the pay of the promotees should not be less than the direct recruits.
In VI CPC structure there is no pay scale and new concept of grade pay has been inducted, which should determine the status. As such the following provisions need to be inserted below clarification 2. 'The method of Fixation of Pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006.
"on promotion to the higher grade pay of an employee should be fixed appropriately and in any case it should not be less than the entry Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on of after 1.1.2006 for the post." further, on promotion to the next higher grade pay an employee should be fixed by adding 10% of pay, plus the grade pay as demanded by NC/JCM in its memorandum submitted to the Chairman, NC/JCM/Cabinet secretary on 8.4.2008.
Decision.The Official Side agreed to issue enabling orders in the matter. Item No. 8. Refixation of pension/family pension. Para 9 of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension's O.M. No. F.No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008 states as under:-"The consolidated pension / family pension as worked out in accordance with provisions of para 4.1 above shall be treated as final basic pension with effect from 1.1.2006 and shall qualify for grant of Dearness Relief sanctioned thereafter.".This has left uncovered the provision made in para 4.2 of the same OM, which lays down as under:-
The fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension in no case, shall be lower than fifty present of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In the case of HAG + and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale."

Since refixation of pension has been allowed both under paras 4.1 and 4.2, they should both he covered in para 9 of the OM. It is requested that para 9 of the said OM may be revised including both paras 4.1 and 4.2 thereof.
Decision.Orders have been issued vide O.M.dated 12th and 14th September, 2009Item. No. 9. Anomaly in pension for Government Servants who retired/Died in harness between 1.1.2006 and 1.9. 2006
The Sixth Central Pay Commission lays down inter-alia that once an employee renders the minimum pensionable service of 20 years, pension should be paid at 50% of the average emoluments received during the past 10 months or the pay last down, whichever is more beneficial to the retiring employee.
As per the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension O.M. F.No. 38/37/08-P&P(W)(A) dated 2nd September 2008, these orders shall come into force with effect from the date of issue of this OM, namely 2nd September 2008 and shall be, applicable to all Government Servants becoming entitled to pension after rendering the minimum qualifying service of 20 years or on completion of 10 years qualifying service in accordance with rule 49(2) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
However, the Govt. servants who have retired on or after 1.1.2006 but before the date of issue of this OM (2.9.2008) have been debarred from this benefit. They will be governed by the rules/ orders which were in force immediately before coming into effect of these orders. In other words their pension will be calculated on average emoluments received during the last 10 months and not on the actual pay last drawn. It is requested that this discrimination should be removed.
Decision.
Orders are under issue. The Staff Side raised the inordinate delay in fixing the revised pension and disbursement of arrears to pensioners. The official side assured to monitor the payment of arrears to pensioners. The refusal on the part of many banks to issue the due and drawn statement even on requisition was also brought to the notice of the Chairman. The Director (Pension) assured that suitable instructions would be issued in this regard to all Banks.
Item No.10. Commutation of pension.
The minimum period of service for eligibility for pension is 10 years. For appointment to Government Service the minimum age is 18 years. In view of this, if a person is appointed at the age of 18 years he cannot become eligible for pension unless he has served for a period of at least 10 years and attained the age of 28 years i.e. when his birthday falls in the 29th years.
The table adopted as per the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 2.9.2008 shows the minimum age of next birthday after retirement as 20 which is not understood. It is requested that suitable amendment to the table referred to may be notified.
The item was withdrawn by the Staff Side.Item No.11 to 14. These items were deferred for discussion at the next meeting. Item No.15.Parity in pension of all pre 1996 retirees with those who retired on Or after 1.1.2006
The Government have already accepted in principle that there shall be parity in pension amongst pensioners irrespective of the date from which they had retired.
Accordingly pension of all pre 1986 retirees was revised with effect from 1.1.96 by first determining the notional pay which would have been fixed as on 1.1.86 (treating as if the employees were in service on that date) and then the Notional Pension was updated by applying the same fitment formula which was applied to serving employees.
We, therefore demanded that the notional pay of all pre 1996 retirees may be fixed as on 1.1.96 in terms of Revised Pay Rules, 1996 and the notional pension as on 1.1.96 may be revised w.e.f. 1.1.06 by applying the same fitment formula which is applied in the case of serving employees i.e. by multiplying the notional pension as on 1.1.96 by 1.86 + the Grade Pay of the Pay Scale (V CPC) from which they would have retired.
The revision of pension has been done by applying the formula of Basic Pension as on 1.1.96 + Dearness Pension (50% of Basic Pension) + Dearness Relief on Basic Pension + Dearness Pension+40% of Basic Pension.
This is not the same that has been granted to serving employees. In whose case the Grade Pay which is the fitment benefit is 40% of the maximum of the Pre-revised Pay Scale.
As such the Pensioners should also be granted 50% the of Grade Pay of the Pay Scale from which they had retired by way of fitment benefit and not 40% of Basic Pension.
Decision.
The Staff Side pointed out that the 6th CPC in order to maintain the existing modified parity between the present and future retirees had indicated that it would be necessary to allow the same fitment benefit as is being recommended for the existing Government employees vide para 5.1.47 in page 338. However, the Commission recommended that all past pensioners should be allowed fitment benefit equal to 40% of the basic pension. The statement and the recommendation made to give effect to the statement was at variance giving rise to anomaly and disparity in pension entitlement between the past pensioners and the future pensioners. After detailed discussion, the official side agreed to consider the issue once again.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Staff Side took up the matter concerning non representation of Postal Federations in the National Council as some members of a Federation which could not muster even 5% membership had been approaching one court or the other in a bid to delay the verification process and consequent recognition of the Associations and Federations in the Postal Department. As it would be a never ending process, the denial for the unions who had mustered more than 75% of the membership representation in the National Council would be a miscarriage of justice, the Staff Side added.. The Director (SR) of the Postal Department, who had represented the Postal Department in the official side agreed with the contention of the Staff Side and reported to the Chairman, that they had granted adhoc recognition to the Unions who had mustered the requisite membership and the Department Council had also been convened and met on adhoc basic. The question of granting of representation to the representatives of the Staff in the National Council had been referred to the Department of Personnel and their advice in the matter was being solicited. The Chairman assured the Staff Side to look into the matter and take appropriate decision soon.

The denial of revised higher Grade Pay to Master Craftsmen of Workshops in MMS in the Postal Department, while affording the same to those in Railways and Defence was also raised by the Staff Side. The Department of Expenditure pointed out that they had not received any reference from the Postal Department in this matter, whereas the official side representative of the Postal Department stated that they had referred this matter to them earlier. After some discussion, it was agreed that the Department of Expenditure and the Postal Department would sort out this matter expeditiously.

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MACP ORDERS ISSUED

TBOP, BCR, PROMOTION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWNED WEF 01.09.2008
MACP INVISAGE MERELY INTHE IMMEADEATE NEXT HIGHER GRADE PAY IN THE HIERACHY OF THE RECOMENDED REVISED PAY BANDS AND GRADE PAY
OREDERS EFFECT FROM 01.09.2008

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CENTRAL JCA PROGRAM

AS PER JCA PROGRAM
SECOND LEVAL DIVISIONAL AGITIATATION DHARANA HELDON 15/09/2009
BEFORE THE DIVISIONAL SUPDT OFFICE
DHARNA INAUGRATED BY NGO ASSOCIATION LEADER SATHEESH, PRESIDED OVER BY T.P.JAYAPRAKASH DIVISIONAL CONVENOR,DIVISIONAL SECREATERIS AND OTHER LEADERS SPOKE.

GDS COMMISSION DELAY-JCA PROGRAM

Postal_Joint_Council_Of_Action
COPY OF MESSAGE FROM CHQ
Dear Colleagues,

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION ANNOUNCES A JOINT PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR GDS.NFPE - FNPO - AIPEDEU - AND - NUGDS ORGANISATIONS ISSUED THE CALL JOINTLY JCA CIRCULAR IS FURNISHED BELOW:

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYOEES
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi – 110001
ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
First Floor, Padam Nagar Post Office Building, Delhi – 110007
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
Downhill, Malappuram, 676519 [Kerala]

JOINT PROGRAMME OF ACTION
DEMANDING IMMEDIATE APPROVAL OF GDS PAY COMMISSION
BY GOVERNMENT


PROGRAMME OF ACTION

1. Immediate Nationwide protest demonstrations in front of work spots
2. Mass Rally at Divisional Level on 3.9.2009.
3. March to RAJBHAWAN and submission of Memorandum to Hon'ble Governors in all State Capitals on 10.09.2009 and March to District Collectors where State level March to Governors is not feasible
4. Relay Dharna for 3 Days from 14.09.2009 to 16.09.2009
5. Direct Action will be declared by Postal JCA if GDS Pay Commission not implemented by 16th September 2009.

The Postal JCA therefore calls upon
the entirety of Postal Regular Employees and Gramin Dak Sevaks to unify their ranks and launch the Programme of Action with total commitment and get ready for industrial action.

Sd/- Sd/-
[D.Theagarajan] [K.Ragavendran]
Secretary General Secretary General
FNPO NFPE


Sd/- Sd/-
P.U.Muraleedharan S.S.Mahadevaiah
General Secretary General Secretary
NUGDS AIPEDEU
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60% ARREARS ORDERS ISSUED

NEWS FLASH - 60 % ARREARS ORDERED BY FINANCE MINISTRY

SECOND INSTALMENT OF PAY COMMISSION ARREARS FOR CG EMPLOYEES&PENSIONERS ORDERED BY FINANCE MINISTRY BY AN ORDER DATED 25.08.2009 [TODAY] THE FINANCE MINISTRY HAS CLEARED PAYMENT OF 60% ARREARS

F.No.l/l/2008-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell
Payment of second instalment of arrears on account of
implementation of Sixth Central Pay Commission's
recommendations.
As communicated vide this Department's Resolution No.l/l/2008-IC
dated 29th August, 2008, the Government had decided that the arrears on
account of implementation of Sixth Central Pay Commission's recommendations
will be paid in cash in two instalments - first instalment of 40% during the year
2008-09 and the remaining 60% in the financial year 2009-10. The first instalment
bas already been paid in 2008-09. It has now been decided that the remaining
60CJo of arrears may now be paid to the concerned Government servants.
J Further, as already stipulated vide this Department's O.M. No
-j (2)/ EV/2008 dated 17th August, 2009, in the case of post-Ol.01.2004 entrants
into the Central Government, the second instalment of arrears may be released
only after individual application forms for registration to the New Pension
Scheme have been obtained by the DDO/PAO from the concerned Government
servant.
3. As in the case of the first instalment of arrears, Government servants will
be permitted to deposit their arrears in their GPF Accounts. Though not
mandated, Government servants are encouraged to deposit their arrears in their
GPF accounts.
c:>J ---r
( ALOK SAXENA)
DIRECTOR
All Ministries/Deparh11ents of Government of India and others (as per standard
list).
Cop:' also to: Department of Pensions and Pensioners' Welfare - for issuing
orders for releasing 60% of the arrears in the case of pensioners.

PAYMENT OF ARREARS 60%

PRE-CONDITION FOR PAYMENT OF 60% ARREARS TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES RECRUITED ON OR AFTER 1.1.2004


GOVERNMENT HAS SET A PRECONDITION FOR PAYMENT OF SECOND INSTALMENT OF 60% PAY COMMISSION ARREARS FOR POST 1.1.2004 RECRUITED CG EMPLOYEES


NEW CG EMPLOYEES RECRUITED ON OR AFTER 1.1.2004 WILL NOT BE PAID 60% ARREARS UNLESS THEY SIGN THE FORM REGISTERING THEMSELVES UNDER THE NEW PENSION SCHEME


DDOs ARE ORDERED NOT TO PAY 60% ARREARS WITHOUT SUBMISSION OF REGISTRATION FORM FOR NPS FROM THOSE EMPLOYEES

THIS IS A MEASURE TO TAKE FORCEFUL REGISTRATION FROM ALL THE POST 1.1.2004 RECRUITED EMPLOYEES SINCE THE ACTION OF GOVERNMENT IN ANNOUNCING THE NPS IS DONE BY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS WITHOUT AMENDING PENSION ACT

PENSIONER AGE PROOF

GOVT DECISION –ACCEPTING VOTERS ID CARD AS AGE PROOF

DEPARTMENT OF PENSION HAS ISSUED ORDERS ACCEPTING VOTERS ID AS AGE PROOF FOR PENSIONERS ATTAINED AGE OF 80 & ABOVE TO FACILITATE DRAWAL OF INCREASED PENSION AS PER 6TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare in its order No.38/37/08-P&PA(A) dated 11/08/2009 has clarified that "Considering the difficulty in producing any of the documents mentioned in its memo dated 21/05/09 i.e.Pan Card,S.S.C.Certificate,Passport,CGHS Card,OR Driving Licence by the old pensioners, particularly those in the rural areas, it has been decided that the Voter ID Card may also be accepted as proof of date of birth/age for payment of additional pension/family pension on completion of 80 years and above subject to the following conditions.
1.The pensioner/family pensioner certifies that he is not a metriculate(The matriculation certificate should be insisted in the case of matriculate pensioners/family pensioners)
2.The pensioner certifies that he does not have any of the documents mentioned in the OM dated 21/05/2009".

VACCANCY 2006--- 2007

ORDERS OF DIRECTORATE IS REPRODUCED BELOW:


Sub: Optimization of direct recruitment to civilian posts.

D.G. Posts No. 37-15/2008-SPB.I dated 28th July 2009.

I am directed to refer to respective Circle's communications on the above subject and this Department's endorsement of even number dated 14.07.2009 regarding revival and filling up of 2712 and 2478 vacancies in various Groups of posts in this Department by Direct Recruitment pertaining to the years 2006 and 2007 respectively, under Annual Direct Recruitment Plan in accordance with the instructions contained in Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 2/8/2001-PIC dated 16.5.2001 and to say that keeping in view the requirements of the Circles , computerization/modernization already done/being done, quantum of work load , existing manpower, etc. in the various Circles and above all to ensure smooth Postal operations, the competent authority in the Department of Posts has allocated the number of vacancies to the various Circles to be filled up by direct recruitment in the various cadres as per the enclosed statements. You are requested to reallocate the vacancies allotted to the Circles to the various recruiting Divisions/Units in the Circles. The vacancies so cleared for filling up in the Civil Wing have been communicated to the Chief Engineer (Civil) separately, who in tern will allocate the vacancies to the various Divisions /Circles.

2. Under no circumstances the Circles shall fill up the remaining direct recruitment vacancies pertaining to the years 2006 and 2007 falling under the purview of Optimization Scheme. Further instructions in this regarded may be awaited.

3. Since the allocation of vacancies to the various Circles has been done keeping in view the overall requirements of the Circles, it is requested that Head of the Circle should personally ensure that no deviation is made in the matter and only such posts are filed up by direct recruitment which have been allocated to the Circles. While filling up the vacancies the instructions contained in the Department of Personnel & Training's OM No. 2/8/2001-PIC dated 16.05.2001, DOP&T OM No.14014/3/2005-Est (D) dated 14th June, 2006 circulated vide Department of Posts letter No. 24-162/2006-SPB.I dated 4.8.2006 and other instructions issued by the said Department, Ministry of Finance, etc. from time to time relating to recruitment should be strictly followed.

4. The Circle may recall that as intimated vide this Departments letter No. 60-9/2009-SPB-II dt. 08.05.2009 at present we are in the process of revising the existing pattern of examination for filling up of the posts of Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant by direct recruitment. The same is likely to be finalized shortly. Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action to fill up the vacancies of PA/SA after receipt of further communication in this regard from this Directorate. The Circle may however initiate recruitment process immediately to fill up the remaining direct recruitment vacancies allocated to them. For the said purpose the Heads of the Circles should draw up an action plan under intimation to the Department and closely monitor the same so that the posts are filled up at the earliest. The Department may be kept informed about the progress so made by the Circles from time to time.

3. The receipt of this communication may please be acknowledged.

Vaccancy Position kerala Circle

IPO 00
PA 94
SA 17
POSTMAN 64
PA (CO) 01
JR A/Ctnt 00
Total 176

LETTER TO HONBL MINISTER OF STATE HOME AFFAIRS

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATION
(Affiliated to I.N.T.U. C)
Vadakara Division-Vadakara PIN -673101
Mob-9447736750-email fnpovdkpost@rediffmail.com
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Chairman Convener Treasurer
Ponnarath Balakrishnan T.P.Jayaprakashan P.Sukumaran
To.
Sri,Mullappally Ramachandran
Honorable Minister of State for
Home affairs
New Delhi-110001(Camp at Vadakara
Sub : Delay in wage revision of the GDS staff of Department of Posts (earlier ED staff)
Sir,
Memorandum submitted to Honorable Minister of States for Home Affairs by FNPO Vadakara Division.
We congratulate the U PA Government for granting a reasonable hike in the pay and allowances of Central Government Employees through the 6th Central Pay commission.
But it is regretted that no such benefits have been awarded to the 3 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks serving in the Department of Posts, India. The final Commission report for revising the Pay and allowances and allied benefits were submitted to the Postal Board on 21-01-2009.At present the proposal is pending with Finance Department,
Pension, Departmentalization, Pro- rata wages with Departmental Employees are the long pending demands of the GDS staff. They are unhappy for delay in implementation of the wages revision. This is adversely affecting the union also.
Hence I request you to kindly make necessary pressure on the Govt. for implementation of the report with proper modification without further delay.
2. UPA Govt have enhanced the Productivity linked Bonus ceiling from Rs 2500 to 3500 in the previous year. The same was extended to the GDS Employees also; unfortunately the Postal Board has taken a decision to recover the enhanced amount from the GDS Staff. Hence I request you to kindly make necessary pressure on the department to extend this facility to the GDS Employees also.
Once again I request you to kindly take the necessary steps to ensure justice to the Gamin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts.
Thanking you sir in anticipation
Vadakara-10/06/09 Yours faithfully
(T.P.JAYAPRAKASHAN ,CONVENOR FNPO VDK)

NEW MACP

DoP&T issued modified ACP Orders
IMMEDIATE
No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D)Government of lndiaMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions(Department of Personnel and Training)North Block, New Delhi, the 19th May, 2009
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
SUBJECT: - MODIFlED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.
The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 6.1.15of 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, organised Group "A" services will not be covered under the Scheme.
2. The Government has considered the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for introduction of a MACPS and has accepted the same with further modification to grant three financial 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 "0" employees would cease on their completion of prescribed training, 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-l.4. An Screening Committee shall be constituted in each Department to consider the case for grant of financial upgradations uhder the MACP Scheme. The Screening Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and two members. The members of the Committee shall 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 recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases where the Committee is constituted in the MinistrylDepartment or before the Head of the organisation/competent authority in other cases for approval.
6. ln order to prevent undue strain 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. ln so far as persons serving in The lndian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of lndia.
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. ln 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 (MACPS)
There shall be three financial upgradation s under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years service respectively. Financial upgradation under the Scheme will 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. ln such cases, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion.
3. The financial upgradation s 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-l 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 oneincrement 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 hierarchy 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 win be granted at this stage.
6. Promotions earned/upgradation~ 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 - 1
The pre-revised hierarchy (in ascending order) in a particular organization was as under:-
(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 1.1.2006he would have got two financial upgradations under ACP to the next grades in the hierarchy of his organization, Le., 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 & Rs. 6500-10500 during this period.
ln 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 1.1.2006will 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 cpe. 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. ln 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 ln 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.eJ. 01.01.2006 with reference to his prerevised scale as on 01.01.2006; or (b) w.eJ. the date of his financial upgradation under ACP with reference to the pre-revised scale granted under ACP. ln case of option (b), he shan 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 ln cases 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 CPe'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 ]"t 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 win now be granted grade pay of Rs4600 in the pay band PB-2 consequent upon upgradation of the post of Asstt. Enggs. ln 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 flxation of his pay on grant of promotion/flnancial upgradation under MACP Scheme, a Government servant has an option under FR22 (1) (a) (1) to get his pay flxed 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 flxed in accordance with clariflcation no.2 of Department of Expenditure's O.M. N0.1/1/2008-1Cdated 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 CPe'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 purposes of MACPS only (and not for the regular promotions). However, beneflts under the MACPS in such cases shall not be considered till the satisfactory completion of the probation period in the new post.
10. Past service rendered by a Government employee in a State Government/statutory body/Autonomous body/Public Sector organisation, 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. Existing time-bound promotion 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. with the MACPS.
14. The MACPS is directly applicable only to Central Government Civilian employees.1t will not get automatically extended to employees of Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies under the administrative control of a Ministry/Department. Keeping in view the flnancial 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. lf 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 proceedings, etc., this would 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. ln 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 thereunder.
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 actuallfunctional 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 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. ln case an employee is declared surplus in his/her organisation 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 organisation shall be counted towards the regular service in his/her new organisation for the purpose of giving nnancial upgradation under the MACPS.
24. ln 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 nnancial 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. lf a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a nnancial upgradation, no nnancial upgradation shall be allowed as such an employee has not been stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, nnancial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdraw the nnancial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further nnancial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and the second the next nnancial 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 benent of nnancial upgradation on reversion to the lower post or if it is benencial vis-avis the pay drawn on adhoc basis.
27. Employees on deputation need not revert to the parent Department for availing the benent of nnancial 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 benencial.
28. ILLUSTRATIONS
lf a Government servant (tDC) in PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.1goo gets his nrst regular promotion (UDC) in the PB-l 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 nnancial upgradation under the MACPS in the PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800 after completion of 18 years (8+10 years).
(ii) ln case he does not get any promotion thereafter, then he would get 3rd nnancial upgradation in the PB-ll in 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-ll in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 (Asstt. Grade/Grade "C") i.e. on completion of 23 years (8+1O+5years) then he would get 3rd nnancial upgradation after completion of 30 years i.e. 10 years after the 2nd ACP in the PB-ll 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 shan, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same Grade Pay or in the higher Grade Pay. Only thedifference of grade pay would be admissible at the time of promotions.
B. If a Government servant (LDC) in PB-I in the Grade Pay of Rs.1900 is granted 1st financial upgradation under the MACPS on completion of 10 years of service in the PB-l 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 year 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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GDS COMMISSION REPORT IMPLEMENT AFTER ELECTION ONLY

GDS ADHOC AREARS NO PROGRESS , SAME WILL IMPLEMENT AGTER ELECTION ONLY

GDS DA 10% DECLARED ORDERS ISSUED ORDERS EFFECT FROM 01.01.2009

GDS----- PAID SUBSTITUTE/ OFFIACAITING PAY REFIXED
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ACP NOT AGREED BY ELECTION COMMISSION , SAME WILL IMPLEMENT AFTER ELECTION ONLY.
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GDS REPORT SOME PROGRESS THEIR

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SOME NEW S THAT DEPARTMENT A PROPOSAL FOR EFEECTING DRAWL OF ADHOC QUANTUM OF AREARS TO GDS

METHOD- 20% OF TRCA+DA as on 01.01.2006 multiple of 38 months and payament of 40% of the calculations before 31.03.2009 towards arears subject to adjustement of arears after the implementation of GDS committe report.
propasl on the way of MOF, the payment will effected before 31.03.2009
Filecleared by the JS & FA on the GDS Committee recommendation on Friday evening.

After the MOC signing, the file will go the Ministry of Finance.
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increment will be 2%.
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Sunday, 15 March 2009

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1ST Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi – 110001
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
T-24, Atrul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001
Postal JCA/2009 Dated 14th March 2009
To
Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy
Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Implementation of GDS Committee recommendations – reg.
Madam,
The Staff Side conveys the anguish and disillusionment of three lakhs of Gramin Dak Sewaks over the non-implementation of GDS Committee recommendations. The Staff Side was assured many times that the GDS Committee recommendations would be implemented before the announcement of General Elections, which is yet to happen.
Both the Federations have learnt that the proposals of the Department are being studied by the JS&FA for the past three weeks. The election schedule has been announced. The entirety of the Gramin Dak Sewaks is justifiably restive. In short the 50% of work force of the Postal Department is unhappy and on the verge of total frustration. No doubt the efficiency of the rural postal services would be dented in the backdrop of total disillusionment amongst the rural postal employees.
Our Federations would like to seek your personal intervention in ensuring the quick processing of the issue at all levels for implementation at the earliest. We hope you would appreciate our concerns and would cause all necessary action for quick implementation.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
[D.Theagarajan] [K.Ragavendran]
Secretary General Secretary General
FNPO NFPE


RECOVERY OF BONUS LETTER TO PRIMEMINISTER AND MINISTERS

FNPO
National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks
(Affiliated to INTUC)
Central Head Quarters
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-1


VVIP/ Bonus-08/Feb 09 Date: 18.02.2009

To,
Shri.Jyotiraditya M Scindia
Minister of Sate for Communications & IT
6, Electronics Nikethan
CGO Complex
New Delhi 1

Respected Sir,

Request to issue orders immediately making postal GDS (ED) staff also eligible for revised PLB as Rupees 3500 for the years 2006 – 07 and 2007- 08 as in the case of other employees.
Also request to withdraw Department of Posts orders issued for recovery of amount already paid as excess in some circle.

Yours Faithfully
P.U.Muraleedharan
General Secretary
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VVIP/ Bonus-08/Feb 09 Date: 18.02.2009

To,
[ Tex of Fax to All Divisional Secretaries]

Through Supdt: of PO,s
…………………………………… Division

Respected Sir,

Request to issue orders immediately making postal GDS (ED) staff also eligible for revised PLB as Rupees 3500 for the years 2006 – 07 and 2007- 08 as in the case of other employees.
Also request to withdraw Department of Posts orders issued for recovery of amount already paid as excess.
Yours Faithfully
Name and Union Designation
Address and Fax Number
Dr.Shri.Manmohaan Singh
Prime minister of India
152 South Block
New Delhi 1
Fax: 011 230 19545
Shri.Pranab Mukharjee
Leader of the House and
Minister for Finance
New Delhi 1
Fax: 011 237 37658
Shri.A. Raja
Minister for Communications & IT
1080, Electronics Nikethan
CGO Complex
New Delhi 3
Fax: 011 243 62333
Shri.Jyotiraditya M Scindia
Minister of Sate for Communications & IT
6, Electronics Nikethan
CGO Complex
New Delhi 1
Fax: 011 243 60958

FNPO
National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks
(Affiliated to INTUC)
Central Head Quarters
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-1


VVIP/ Bonus-08/Feb 09 Date: 18.02.2009

To,
Shri.A. Raja
Minister for Communications & IT
1080, Electronics Nikethan
CGO Complex
New Delhi 3

Respected Sir,

Request to issue orders immediately making postal GDS (ED) staff also eligible for revised PLB as Rupees 3500 for the years 2006 – 07 and 2007- 08 as in the case of other employees.
Also request to withdraw Department of Posts orders issued for recovery of amount already paid as excess in some circle.

Yours Faithfully
P.U.Muraleedharan
General Secretary
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FNPO
National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks
(Affiliated to INTUC)
Central Head Quarters
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-1


VVIP/ Bonus-08/Feb 09 Date: 18.02.2009

To,
Shri.Pranab Mukharjee
Leader of the House and
Minister for Finance
New Delhi 1

Respected Sir,

Request to issue orders immediately making postal GDS (ED) staff also eligible for revised PLB as Rupees 3500 for the years 2006 – 07 and 2007- 08 as in the case of other employees.
Also request to withdraw Department of Posts orders issued for recovery of amount already paid as excess in some circle.

Yours Faithfully
P.U.Muraleedharan
General Secretary
FNPO
National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks
(Affiliated to INTUC)
Central Head Quarters
T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-1


VVIP/ Bonus-08/Feb 09 Date: 18.02.2009

To,
Dr.Shri.Manmohaan Singh
Prime minister of India
152 South Block
New Delhi 1

Respected Sir,

Request to issue orders immediately making postal GDS (ED) staff also eligible for revised PLB as Rupees 3500 for the years 2006 – 07 and 2007- 08 as in the case of other employees.
Also request to withdraw Department of Posts orders issued for recovery of amount already paid as excess in some circle.

Yours Faithfully
P.U.Muraleedharan
General Secretary

DOP&T DISAGREES TO EXEMPT DEPT OF POSTS FROM THE PURVIEW OF THE SCREENING COMITTEE

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

DOP&T disagrees to exempt the Dept. of Posts from the purview of the Screening Committee
The Dept. of Posts moved with the Dept. of Personnel to exempt the Postal Department from the purview of the Screening Committee. In the meeting held on 16.02.2009, the DOPT Secretary Committee did not agree to exempt the Postal Department from the purview of Screening Committee. It is learnt that it has only agreed in principle to allow 1/3rd of all the direct recruitment vacancies including those lying vacant for more than a year to be filled up now.
The Sixth Pay Commission has already recommended to the Govt. to scrap the Screening Committee from the next financial year.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Post Offices to become hub of financial services - says Finance Minister
The acting Finance Minister Shri.Pranab Mukherjee while presenting the interim budget in Parliament on 16.2.09 said that the department of Posts will get Rs.620 crore to carry out allround development and repositioning through technology induction and entreprenerial mangement and added that the government plans to make post offices the hub of financial services and as a move in that direction it plans to set up 100 financial marts and 500 franchise outlets. "The aim is to effectively utilise network and reach for providing value added services through linkages with various agencies, organisations, especially for delivery of social security scheme," the minister said.
He said 5,000 Post Offices are targdted for computerisation and networking. Also, 100 more branch offices, along with 50 sub post offices, would be opened in 2009-10.
The north eastern region is also poised to get a boost as out of the Rs.620 crore total outlay, Rs.62 crore would go to the region, he said.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Membership verification again:
Consequent on the judgment of the Honorable Madras High court, there will be fresh verification. Declaration should be submitted to head of divisions and not to DDOs.Other impacts are:1. For GDS union, there will be no re-verification.2. No Departmental councils and Regional councils (JCM), till the re-verification is over and Union/ Federation are recognised.3. Anomaly committee may be constituted.4. All the nominations made to Departmental councils and Regional councils will be cancelled.

CREATION OF SEPRATE POSTMASTER CADRE

Creation of separate Postmaster's Cadre
It is learnt that the Postal Board had cleared a proposal for creation of Postmasters' cadre and the Recruitment Rules have been amended and sent to the DOPT and that the first examination also will be held soon in this year. The scheme envisages that 30% of all supervisory posts would be a separate track on examination and 70% supervisory posts at all levels would be another track on seniority-cum-fitness. Officials at every level from LSG, HSG-II and HSG-I would be requested to select either of the two tracks as one time measure. They will thereafter go up only in their selected track and even the posts in Group B level will be segregated for both tracks separately.There are 116 posts of Senior Postmasters (Group B) and 25% of these posts are likely to be filled up by examination by the officials who have been promoted under Fast Track examination (30%) and the balance will be filled up by seniority basis. It is learnt that LSG officials with 5 years service in that cadre will be eligible to appear for the examination. Even Inspector (Posts) is eligible to take up this examination. The officials who are promoted to the posts of Senior Postmasters are eligible to Group A posts after completion of 3 years in that cadre. Already there is a provision that LSG officials who have completed 5 years of service in that cadre can appear for 6% posts in Group B cadre. This will also continue besides the above examination.
Officials in one track cannot cross the other path. There will be separate gradation lists for both tracks. The declining of promotion by seniors and reluctance to move away from their parent divisions is cited as a reason for the department to create a separate cadre for Postmasters and to encourage younger officials with aptitude to get the promotion through examination.The CHQ had expressed its anguish and protest over the attitude of the department for not consulting the Unions concerned before forwarding the proposal to the nodal ministry and sought full details of this scheme.

HIGHLIGHTS OF GOPINATHAN COMITTEE

GOPINATH COMITTE RECOMMENDATION SOME HIGHLIGHTS

TRCA RECOMMENDED TABLE

Cadre

Nataraja Murti

Gopinath Committee

GDS SPM

4800-100-7800

GDS BPM [75 Pts]

2745-50-4245

2880-60-4680

-do- [75 – 100]

3660-70-5760

3840-80-6240

-do- [Above 100

4575-85-7125

4800-100-7800

GDS SV [3 Hrs]

2665-50-4165

2840-60-4640

-do- [3Hrs 45 Mt

3330-60-5130

3550-75-5800

-do- [Above 3.45

4220-75-6470

4500-90-7200

GDS MC [3 Hrs]

2295-45-3695

2295-50-3795

-do- [ 3-3.45 Hrs]

2870-50-4370

2870-60-4670

-do- [Above 3.45]

3635-65-5585

3640-75-5890

DETAILED BREIF ANALISATION IN POINT TO POINT


Friday, 30 January 2009

RECOMMENDATIONS OF GOPINATH COMMITTEE HIGH LIGHTS!
1. Dept. may approach Nodal Dept., Ministry of labour and employment for removing anomalous position being governed by GDS rules, 2001 and I.D Act 19472. Viability of Rural Post offices: Offices does not generate minimum income: Dept needs to look into franchisee/outreach arrangements.
3. Posts of GDSSV not justified statistically at HO, HSG I, HSG II, LSG may not be filled up due to computerization and use of high speed Franking machines.
4. Urban Post Offices: Dept may consider creation of multi skilled Group C posts. Group D nature of duties by alternative arrangements suggested. Semi Urban and Rural Post Offices may have GDS Packers. GDS should be deployed in Gamin areas.
5. Promotion from GDS to PA cadre: Who have secured 50% marks in 10+2 shall be eligible instead of marks not below the marks secured by the last direct recruit, age 35.
6. Qualification for BPM/GDS SPM - Matriculation, preference to 10+2.
7. Retirement age - remain at 65 years.
8. ACP (automatic/Time bound promotion) - not recommended
9. Transfers: Existing position may continue, in exceptional cases and administrative needs transfers with the approval of the HoC. In such cases TRCA SHOULD BE PROTECTED.
10. Staff in seasonal POs may be deployed in other near by offices where there are vacancies.
11. There should be no EDSO both in urban and rural areas but pay of GDS WILL BE PROTECTED.12. One point for CASH HANDLING of Rs.10, 000/- BPM
13. Workload of GDSMD/MC: Cycle able beat on cycle beat, partly cycle able on cycle and rest by foot.14. Distance traversed for delivery work - existing norms should continue.
15. Combined duty allowance for MD work only is Rs.100/-, for MC work only it is Rs.125/-. For both MD and MC a total of Rs.250/-
16. Additional duty of Mail carrier or mail delivery (cases of leave etc.) compensation of Rs.10/- per working day, maximum Rs.250/- in a month.17. Revised TRCA w.e.f 1.1.2006
18. Allowances - prospective from the date of issue of orders. Arrears 40% and 60% each spread over two financial years.19. Present D.A FORMULA will continue.20. BONUS - Status -quo may be maintained.
21. Ex-gratia Gratuity: Entitlement for minimum 10 years service - Maximum Rs.60, 000/- or 16 ½ months basic TRCA which ever is less.22. Group insurance subscription Rs.50/- (For all GDS)- Insurance cover is Rs.50,000/-
23. SEVERANCE AMOUNT: Eligibility 10 years - @ Rs.1500/- for every completed year of service - Maximum Rs.60, 000/- for 40 completed years of service.
24. Service Discharge benefit scheme: A contribution of Rs.200/- per month for the duty period of GDS. Fund to be managed by PLI directorate or any other suitable agency to get adequate returns.
25. Financial assistance from welfare schemes: Old rates suggested as the new rates are more than what are given to departmental staff.
26. Maternity leave: 3 months TRCA out of welfare grant and 3 months LWA (substitute is arranged by GDS) FOR FIRST TWO CHILDREN.27. LEAVE: 20 days paid leave in a year, no change.
28. Leave Vacancies/Short term to be managed by combination of duties - Where the work cannot be managed by combination of duties there has to be proper substitution. 29. Present Trade Union Facilities will continue.

The Nataraja Murti Committee has constructed pay scales without taking into account the 5% extra TRCA granted to GDS. It has also taken comparison with that of the pre-revised scale of Mail Overseer and Postmen instead of upgraded and revised pay band + Grade Pay of Mail Overseer and Postman.

The Gopinath Committee has included the left out 5% TRCA into fixation of TRCA. But Gopinath Committee also taken into account the pre-revised pay level of Mail Overseer Postmen [3200-4290] for ----BPMs and pre-revised level of pay of Postmen [3050-4290]for GDS MD/SV.

1. Rate of Increment:

The Nataraja Murti Committee had recommended 1.74% to 1.96% of the minimum of the proposed TRCA.

The Gopinath Committee has made it 2% rounded off to the next higher five (5) rupees for a time span of 30 years.

The methods applied by both Nataraja Murti Committee and Gopinath committee have tried to fix static annual increment on the minimum level of TRCA only.

2. Fixation formula:

The Nataraja Murti Committee had recommended that the pre-revised TRCA as on 1.1.2006 [without including the 5% extra TRCA granted to GDS w.e.f. 1.1.2004] should be multiplied by 1.74 and then 40% of the maximum of the pre-revised TRCA should be added for reaching the revised TRCA level.

The Gopinath Committee has included the left out 5% extra TRCA with the basic TRCA as on 1.1.2006 and then to multiply it with 1.74 for reaching the revised TRCA.

3. Pension:

The Nataraja Murti Committee had recommended that a Service Discharge Benefit Scheme in which the Government to make a contribution of Rs.200/- per month for the GDS on duty. The fund may be managed by PLI Directorate etc to secure adequate returns. The accrued quantum and the eligible Severance Amount eligible to the GDS on his retirement shall be annutised and monthly payments made to the retiring GDS.

However, Gopinath committee has not supported that contention. It did not encourage the concept of Nataraja Murti Committee for a monthly payment like pension. Gopinath Committee is totally negative to say that this needs detailed examination as there may be long term legal and financial implications..

4. Combined Duty Allowance:

The recommendation of the Nataraja Murti Committee. Even the amount of Rs.500 recommended by GDS Committee for each item of work for GDS BPM and the amount of Rs.250/- recommended for attending the delivery in BO Village itself are reduced as Rs.200/- and Rs.100/- respectively. Similarly the recommendation of the GDS Committee for grant of Rs.250/- towards conveyance is also reduced as Rs.125/- by Gopinath Committee. The stand of the Gopinath Committee is more negative in the case.

5. Transfers:

Though the negative recommendations of Nataraja Murti Committee to deny and tighten the existing transfer facilities to GDS are not accepted by Gopinath Committee and recommended for continuation of the existing transfer facilities.