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Vacancy position for PS Gr. B Examination scheduled to be held on 3/6/2012.

Vacancy position for PS Gr. B Examination scheduled to be held on 3/6/2012.

Vacancy position for PS Gr. B Examination scheduled to be held on 3/6/2012.

IP Line : OC - 14, SC -1 and ST - Nil ..... Total = 15

General Line : OC - 6, SC - Nil and ST - 1 ... Total = 7

Clarification dated 31.05.12 on Children Education Allowance

Clarification dated 31.05.12 on Children Education Allowance


".....Subsequent to clarifications issued vide O.M. No.12011/3/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 11.11.2008 and O.M. No.12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 30.12.2010, on the captioned subject, references have been received on (i) definition of the term "station" and (ii) admissibility of Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance in respect of children pursuing diploma/certificate courses from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, after passing 10th standard. ...."

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Download Hall Permit letter for the Post of Postmaster Grade-1 to be held on 03/06/2012

Download Hall Permit letter for the Post of Postmaster Grade-1 to be held on 03/06/2012
 

RED SALUTE TO YOU MR. KVS ON YOUR RETIREMENT




RED SALUTE TO YOU MR. KVS ON YOUR RETIREMENT
FROM POSTMASTER MAHARASHTRA

Today, we take the opportunity to say

We will miss you as you go on your way,

So Red salute to our dear colleague, friend and mentor,

Your future awaits - with you - its inventor

You have left your indelible mark,

We will miss your professional expertise and your friendship

And wish you only success and happiness in your future endeavours - may they be all that you hoped for!

                   As you move on into the next amazing
                                   chapter of your life,

Know that you will be missed,

Know that our very best wishes and thoughts go with you,

Come and visit us often -

For this is farewell and not goodbye.

Cadre Review Proposal

All India Postal Employees Union Group – ‘C’

All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’

National Association of Postal Employees Group ‘C’

National Union of RMS & MMS Employees Group ‘C’


Ref: PF/Cadre Review Dated – 29.05.2012

To

Dr. Salim Haque

DDG (P)

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: - Cadre Review Proposal

Apropos discussion held on 29.05.2012 on the above subject, the consolidated proposal from the staff side in respect of Group ‘B’ Non – Gazetted and Group ‘C’ cadre in operative side Postal Department is appended herewith.

It is requested to kindly consider the same as agreed upon in the said meeting cited in para supra.



DA: as above

With kind regards,
K. V. Sridharan D. Kishan Rao

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPEU Group ‘C’ NAPE Group ‘C’

Giriraj Singh D. Theagarajan

General Secretary General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’ NURMS & MMS Group ‘C’

Proposal for Cadre Review in respect of Group B (Non Gazetted) & Group ‘C’ Cadre in operative side of Postal Department


JUSTIFICATION FOR CADRE REVIEW


1.1 In the first Chapter of the Annual report 2007-08 of the Department of Post under the Caption of 'Overview', it was mentioned that the Cadre Review was conducted in 2007 with the prime aim of restructuring the Cadre to meet the challenges to the Department, and especially to cater the marketing and business development.


1.2 Whereas the similar to the cadre review exercised at JAG/SAG level has not been extended to the grass root level employees who are actually carrying out the policy and programme of the Postal organisation despite there is ample justification after the modernisation of postal services and introduction of various new projects and products. Not even a single post of System Administrators for maintenance of hardware and software has so far been created despite the posts of Systems Manager/ Systems Administrators/ Project officers etc. are in existence by converting the Postal Assistant posts by keeping those posts vacant. Many Postal Assistant posts were now christened as Marketing Executives without any monetary benefits and also keeping the Postal Assistants posts vacant which are being managed by the rest of the staff without any monetary compensation.

1.3 As per the report cited above in para supra, there is a dire need to transform the human resources abundantly available in the Department to a multi dimensional one to meet the challenges and also to improve the services in the competition era for which the officials should be motivated by offering good packages and promotional opportunities.


The Cadre restructuring exercises have been done by the various departments in large scale. In many departments like Railways, Audit & Accounts, the cadre restructurings were exercised in Group C cadres many times and the ratio of promotional avenues between the feeder and promotional cadres are being maintained under the ratio of 20:80.


The Staff of the Postal Accounts in our department have also been blessed with this beneficial scheme of eighty percent upgradation of posts during Sep 87 based on the cadre restructuring to Postal Accounts staff exercised after the implementation of the Fourth Pay Commission's recommendations.

So far, in respect of Postal department, the Postal Board has not exercised any cadre restructuring to the Clerical (Group C) cadres but has resorted to other schemes like TBOP, BCR on matching Savings. The conception of TBOP/BCR was to ensure that an employee does not stagnate in the maximum of the pay scale of the Cadre and promote to next grade (Selection grade) in two spells (i.e) one first after 16 years and second after 26years of service. The agreement for TBOP and BCR were signed by providing matching savings for the schemes to the extent of 20% in supervisory and 6% in operative Posts and withdrawal of special pay and so on.


Prior to introduction of TBOP, in May 1974, by an agreement in the JCM Departmental Council, 20% of the posts in the operative grade were placed in the next higher grade of LSG. This was withdrawn at the time of introduction of TBOP, as the LSG promotions were granted on the length of service of individuals and not by the existence of posts under the TBOP scheme.


The Department has issued various clarifications on TBOP/BCR and in almost all the clarifications the TBOP and BCR promotions were equated with LSG & HSG II. HSG I promotions were accorded during the years in between 1995 to 1998 based on the BCR Gradation list. Suddenly in 1999, the TBOP & BCRs were termed as financial upgradations and they were denied the equal status with LSG & HSG II. Thus the benefits arrived after the TBOP/BCR in the years 1983/1991 were freezed and those promotions were lost its identity and sanctity. Finally while adopting MACP Promotions the erstwhile TBOP & BCR Schemes were scrapped and now not in existence. Thus all the three exercises similar to cadre review in different forms were withdrawn and virtually, it appears that there is no cadre review for Group C cadre has been exercised so far.

The Sixth Pay Commission did not recommend any separate pay scales for LSG & HSG II and resultantly the Pay Bands applicable to TBOP & BCR are thus being applied to LSG & HSG II promotions. After equating the TBOP & BCR with the similar Pay Band to LSG & HSG II, the contention of the Department that they are financial upgradation is having no relevance. Thus there is ample justification for exercising cadre restructuring for the supervisory cadres in the department.


Meanwhile, the Sixth CPC in its recommendations under para 3.3.17 maintained that it has refrained from conducting cadre review of individual services and left the job to the respective departments. Thus we propose the following proposal for cadre review for consideration.


Since we are aware that despite ample functional justification for upgradation of grade pay to the extent of Rs.2800/- to Postal Assistants, there is no chance of considering to grant higher pay scale to Postal Assistants under the proposed cadre restructuring, we are restraining ourselves only to the increase the number of supervisory posts in existence in respect of hierarchical cadre to the Postal assistants and formation of new cadres pertaining to technical posts.


It is pertinent to mention that in many departments, the percentage wise cadre restructuring of posts were considered and the functional justification has not been insisted. For example, Railways in the case of Ticket Checking staff who are in 1900 GP Entry level pay, have been provided with the promotional cadre like Senior Ticket Examiner; Head Ticket Examiner; and Chief Ticket Inspector. In the case of Railway Commercial clerks, who are in 2000 GP at Entry level pay, have promotional cadres like Senior commercial Clerks; Head Commercial Clerks; and Chief Commercial Clerks under the cadre restructuring doing the similar duty with different nomenclatures.

Under the Cadre Restructuring exercised in Railways 14% of officials are retained in Entry level pay scale of both these cadres; 16% officials in next pay scale level of 2400 GP; 46% to next level of 4200 GP; and remaining 24% in 4600 GP in the case of Ticket Checking Staff. Out of these staff most of them work as operative staff and the senior most staff only are working as Supervisors in second and third level and only the fourth level are fully real supervisory staff. According to Railway formula these higher cadre restructured posts were not based on functional justification. It is the bare fact that on functional justification basis many could not have obtained this much percentage of higher level posts.


Even though, we are of the opinion that the cadre restructuring shall be exercised at par with railways or at least with the earlier review made for staff car drivers based on the percentage of posts in basic cadre to each promotional categories, we are placing below the availability of functional justification also in case of PA cadre for kind information and consideration..

LSG, HSG II/HSG I


2.1 At the outset, we wish to place on record that the existing nomenclature for supervisory posts viz. LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I does not exhibit the nature of status to our world and it requires revision. Let it be called with the nomenclature of Supervisors, Senior Supervisors and Chief Supervisors or Executive Manager, Senior Manager, and Chief Manager. It is most opt to mention that the earlier station masters are now called as station managers; Engine drivers are now called as Loco Pilot; Group D is now called as Multi Tasked Staff; Mechanics sheds are called as care centres. Similarly, the Postal Assistant shall also be called with decent nomenclature instead of this present LSG, HSG II & HSG I

2.2 The Supervisors/Postmasters have omnibus task of management, providing guidance and supervision in all activities including the various marketing/business activities.


2.3 The scope and functions of Postmasters/Supervisors may broadly be categorised as follows.


They are responsible for drawal/remittance of funds involving huge financial responsibility.

They have to enforce efficient supervision office and Postal operations.

They have to enforce the orders strictly in maintaining the office and its day to day functions.
They have to plan and execute the orders and promote more business and improve the mail functioning.
They have to supervise the subordinates as on administrator and in some cases act as disciplinary authority also.
They should possess a through knowledge on all Postal transactions with updated rulings in order to run the office smoothly with the customer satisfaction.

They have to take all efforts for prompt delivery of mails besides averting any public complaints.

They have a thorough knowledge about their powers, responsibilities, and duties and also to acquaint him with all departmental rules and procedures



Under the changed scenario, due to complete modernisation and venturing various business activities, the role and responsibilities of the supervisors and postmasters become abundant and there is a dire need to place them in higher pay band of II right from LSG post onwards.



2.4 In nutshell, they should function as a Manager, Public Relation Officer, Bank Officer, Welfare Officer and also a good Administrator. Based on the job content, the responsibilities and specialised knowledge needed for efficient functioning; there is a sound case for upgradation of all the posts of Postmasters into supervisory cadre. After the decentralisation of various works at S. O. levels like RD/MIS works and launching various business activities there is a qualitative change in the supervisory duties of the Single/Double handed offices which require a better senior officials to supervise the work. Notwithstanding our claim to place the LSG in pay band II with grade pay of Rs.4200; HSG II to Rs.4600 & HSG I to Rs.4800, We are proposing the following for increase the number of supervisory posts which will cater the need and also based on the functional justification.


2.5 The Department is having a total number of Postal Assistants to the extent of 83,696 Posts. We are having 6989 LSG Posts, 1703 HSG II & 1649 HSG I Posts; out of which 2097 post of Postmaster Grade I, 511 posts of Grade II Postmaster & 495 posts of Grade I Postmaster were carved out while forming a separate cadre of Postmaster. While comparing the existence of basic cadre Postal Assistants, the present number of LSG Posts is just only 8.35%. Even the assured 20% operative posts in LSG during May 74 and implemented is no where in letter & spirit and we have gone back to the period prior to 1974.



2.6 The staff side therefore requests to consider the following proposals in the case of supervisors.

Considering the more nature of supervisory works now available in B & C Class offices, the posts of SPMs of those offices may be upgraded to the present status of LSG with the revised nomenclature of 'Supervisor' or Manager. As on date we are having 11395 singled handed post offices and 6719 double handed offices. It will result in creation of new supervisory posts equivalent to present LSG cadre to be extent of 18114 which will work out to 21.65% LSG Supervisory posts.


The SPMs working in present 'A' class and LSG offices & other LSG supervisory posts may be upgraded to the present status of HSG II and called them as 'Senior Supervisor or Senior Manager'. This will add to the present LSG strength of 6989 with addition of 3732 postmaster of Triple handed post offices with the total strength of 10718 which will maintain the promotional avenues from LSG to HSG II to the extent ratio of 2 : 1.


The present posts in HSG II & HSG I may be amalgamated and called as 'Chief Supervisor or Chief Manager' with the present HSG I status. The existing posts of HSG II & HSG I to the extent of 1703 and 1649 posts respectively (i.e.) 3352 posts will maintain the ratio of promotions from HSG II to HSG I as 3:1


A separate identification to the extent of 30% of the HSG I posts may please be accorded as Non functional posts in Group B status with grade pay of Rs. 4800/- in Pay Band II.


If the above process of elevation of more supervisory posts considering the requirement of more supervisory posts on functional justification is carried out, it will provide more supervisory posts and not to have any disturbances in the pyramidal structure since the total no. of supervisory posts will work out to 32184 which is 38.45% not exceeding 40% of the basic cadre.



POSTMASTER’S CADRE

 
3.1 The Department has unilaterally introduced Postmaster’s Cadre vide its No. 4-17/2008-SPB II dt. 22.11.2010 by carving out 2097 LSG posts, 511 HSG II posts and 495 HSG I posts out of 5695 LSG posts, 1077 HSG II & 1176 HSG I posts. The staff side was not in favour for formation of separate cadre since it will create a division among the existing supervisors and also the concept of supervisors to know all the nature of work is being shrinking due to separate formation. However, the Postmaster cadre is being implemented as a separate hierarchical cadre.


3.2 The recruitment rules applicable to other supervisors are being applied in respect of Postmasters cadre. During cadre restructuring the following shall be considered.


When the Postmaster cadre is separately created, all the promotions up to the posts of Chief Postmaster shall be open only to that cadre. Entertaining IPO line officials is not fair. Their option may be obtained for postmaster cadre if willing. Thereafter all posts shall be filled up only from the Postmasters cadre.

At the time of upgradation of more supervisory posts under cadre review, 1/3rd posts may also be carved out for the postmasters cadre.

At present there is no provision to fill up the Postmaster Grade I posts on seniority. The principle of 2/3rd by Seniority and 1/3rd by merit shall be introduced in Postmasters Grade-I also.



4. RMS



4.1 At present, there are 7599 Sorting Assistants; 5544 MACP II SAs & 3311 MACP III. Whereas the present supervisory posts available in the RMS in LSG 1053; HSG II 415; HSG-I 415, which is not even reaches 5% in LSG to the comparison of Sorting Assistant



4.2 After implementation of mail network redesign in speed post as well as First class mailing offices and there are vast changes being taken place, more promotional avenues shall be provided in RMS. Considering the above, more Promotional Posts in LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I equal to the ratio provided to Postal Assistant under the cadre review may please be considered, the existing promotional Posts shall be increased at least by three times.



4.3 Further a new cadre of Non Functional Group ‘B’ may please be carved out to the extend of 30% of the total HSG I Posts by providing one NFS Posts to each RMS division for effective supervision and monitoring.



5. SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATORS



5.1 The Sixth Pay Commission in its report vide item No. 7.6.21 observed interalia: -

"Postal Assistants assigned the jobs of Systems Administrators and Marketing Executives have demanded creation of a new cadre with higher pay scales. Creation of a new cadre in their case is not functionally justified. The commission, in any case, is not looking into demands relating to individual cadre reviews, status -quo may, therefore, need to be maintained especially because the existing scenario always usage of available manpower for need based multifarious function."



5.2 The Sixth CPC did not dealt the issue with due note of the existence of such category in postal exclusively performing the duties properly and arrived at the conclusion causing severe discontentment in the minds of the officials who are toiling since inception of computers in the post offices and rendered their unstinted service without any extra remuneration for the total computerisation of postal services.


From the report of the Sixth CPC, it is quite evident that the actual nature of work involved as 'Systems Administrators' in the Department of Posts has been quite misunderstood and the projection of the same has been made devoid of the acumen and dexterity actually involved. In nut shell, the work of 'Systems Administrators' has been evaluated on facts that are miles away from the ground realities. In other departments, the nature of work entrusted to Systems administrators are quite different and they are being with the grade pay of Rs.5400. Here we are calling them as systems administrators; but their role and responsibilities are entirely different.

In certain departments, the posts of ‘Computer Assistant’ or ‘System Assistant’ in the pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800 with grade pay of Rs. 4200/- have been created with the Qualification of graduation/BSC with PGDCA/DOEACC – A level with 55/- marks or two years’ experience is required for the selection as system assistant. The nature of work in existence in postal can be equated with that of systems assistants. Based on the same structure, a separate cadre of system Administrators can be created by providing further promotional avenues in the cadre.

The Department has formed a separate Technical wing at the Directorate to deal the problems of Systems oriented and it has given a hope that the long pending demands of the System Administrators would also be considered and decided. The Department has also constituted another three DDG Committee vide is letter No.1/1/2010-Sr dated 19.7.2010 comprising DDG (Estt), DDG (P) and DDG (Technology) to consider about creation of systems administrators cadre and directed to submit its report within three months. We are not aware of the recommendations of the committee.


Further, the Department of Posts vide its letter No. 23-15/2004-PE II dt 24.12.04, after the formation of Separate Committee under the Chairmanship of the DDG (Technology) directed to consider the following: -


Assess which of special categories of Staff will be required at Sub Post offices, Head Post offices, Sorting offices, Speed Post centres as and various Administrative and Accounts offices to effectively tackle problems which arise while implementing the Computerization plan:


Assess number of Staff in each of these special categories that will be required in SOs/HOs/Divisions etc and nomenclature (for example, PAC Technology). System administrator, Systems Manager etc.) for each category.


Recommend:
Pay scales to be given to such staff
Selection criterion for such staff and career
Career progression for such staff.

The Director (T&E) has sought views and suggestions on the above vide his letter cited above. However, it seems no decision has so far been taken by the committee or Department.

According to Para 10.1 of the Annual report of 2010-11 of the Department of Posts, during the period from 1st April 2010 to 31st December 2010 , computer hardware and peripherals have been supplied to 1811 post offices. Thus till December 2010, 14415 post offices have been computerised under Plan Scheme of Computerisation of Post offices. Further all Postal Circle Offices, Regional Offices, all Postal Accounts Offices and 1205 Divisional Offices have also been computerized. Besides, a number of enabled services were started in these post offices. The Govt has approved IT modernisation project of the Department of Posts for computerisation of all the non-computerised post offices, mail offices, administrative and other offices, establishment of required IT infrastructure, development of required software applications to be completed by 2012-13. .

The Department has entered with contracts for implementation of financial services solution and there are eight projects for the I.T. modernisation of India Post at on overall out lay of Rs.1877 crores. As per the contract for financial services solution, it includes commissioning of Postal Banking operations entailing core banking solution and ATM switch. The dept proposes to introduce and install Rural ICT hardware devices and providing network connectivity to 1.30 lakhs branch post offices enabling all post offices to perform e transactions.


It is very pertinent to point out that this could be achieved only by having specialised and trained man power pool inside our organisation. Imparting training, maintenance of hardware and software, attending faults at 1.30 lakhs branch post offices etc, we require a large number of expert personnel for which the creation of systems assistant or call by any name like Technical Assistant, Computer Assistant etc is inevitable. The role of existing Systems Administrators in total computerisation of Post offices must be recognised. They are very much frustrated and the discontentment is mounting due to the continuous exploitation of these categories over ten years.

It is therefore requested to consider their plights and convert the existing Systems Administrator posts as Promotional Cadre to Postal Assistants possessing required qualification in computer appreciations as if available in other departments for the post of Systems Assistant with grade pay of Rs.4200.


The existing Systems Administrators may be absorbed in the promotional posts by conducting simple Trade test in token of recognition of their services in the past in the total computerisation of post offices. It is pertinent to mention that it is only the postal department, the computerisation to this extent possible without engaging any outside agencies and also without incurring more expenses with the technically qualified Postal Assistants available in the department. They must be recognised by this way.
The pay scale of the Systems Assistants may be decided as follows.

Systems Assistants - Grade Pay 4200

I Promotion: Systems Manager - Grade Pay 4600

II Promotion: Sr. System Manager - Grade Pay 4800



10% posts may be identified as Gazetted with Grade pay of Rs.5400/- as existence in other departments as Systems Administrators for monitoring the entire Technical developments.


5.14 Even though all the supervisory posts in Postal operative side can look after the postmasters work and there is no need for creation of separate cadre, the Dept has created the Postmasters cadre recently which the staff side not resisted. Whereas in the case of Systems assistants, there is ample justification for creation of separate cadre considering the nature of their duties and requirement to the service and this may be considered in true spirit.

Notwithstanding our demand for the creation of System Asst. With Rs. 4200/- Grade Pay, it is agreeable to convert the Posts by LSG and other hierarchical promotions based on the functional requirements and declare it as a promotional cadre to Postal Assistants.


6. PO & RMS ACCOUNTANTS


The Sixth Pay Commission has rejected higher pay scale to PO & RMS Accountants as if there is no functional justification exists for the same and recommended to revise the special allowance of Rs.180/- in double the rates. The description of the Sixth CPC that they are not belonging to the organised accounts cadre without looking the merits through their nature of duties and responsibilities are nothing but a farce. This cadre has met a raw deal over the last three decades.

The comparative pay structure of Accountant post in different Department / Ministry / organized sector are detailed below for kind perusal.

Name of the Department Designation / Existing pay scale after 5th CPC/ Revised pay scale

Indian Audit & Accounts (a)Auditor/Accountant 4500-125-7000

Department/ subsequently revised to 5000-150-8000

(b) Sr Auditor/ Accountant 5500-175-900

(Para 7.56.4 6th CPC) (c) Section Officer 6500-200-10500

Railway Department (a) Accountants Assistants 5000-150-8000

(Para 7.56.6 6th CPC) (b) Divisional Accountant 5500-175-9000
Ministry of Consumer Affairs (a) Accountant cum cashier 5000-150-8000

Food & Public Dn (b) on promotion 5500-175-9000

(Para 7.1.14 6th CPC) (c) -DO- 6500-200-10500

The Survey of India Land & (a) Accountant 5000-150-8000

Development Office (b) On Promotion 5500-175-9000

(Para 7.46.41 6th CPC) (c) -DO- 6500-200-10500

Indian Tourism Office (a) Accountant 4500-125-7000

(Para 7.44.7 6th CPC)

Postal A/Cs & Finance (a) Auditor / Accountant 5000-150-8000

(Para 7.56 6th CPC) (b) Sr. Auditor/Accountant 5500-175-9000

(c) Section Officer 6500-200-10500

This will be the testimony that this cadre of PO & RMS Accountant alone is deprived and denied the dues. The exploitation of this cadre is continuing over 20 years. This may please be pursued with the Government and see that the PO & RMS Accountants are placed at least with the Accountants working in Postal Accounts office of our department.

The following is the proposal, we desired to put forth for kind consideration
i. The Po & RMS Accountant examination may be declared as vacancy based examination instead of the present qualified one

ii. The official after their selection shall be posted as Accountant with the Grade Pay of Rs.2800.

iii. PO & RMS Accountants cadre shall be declared as a separate cadre with hierarchical promotional benefits.

iv. At the time of upgradation of 1622 HSG II posts to HSG I, many APM accounts LSG posts were identified as HSG I posts. Resultantly there is very lesser number of LSG Posts ie. in the feeder cadre available for promotion to PO & RMS Accountants. This has blocked the promotional chances for the existing PO &RMS Accountants .In many places, the due DPC for LSG posts could not held due to dearth of LSG vacancies. Hence, it is the dire need to restore the LSG position to the extent of 50% of the total posts of APM Accounts by upgrading simultaneously in the general line posts. Those posts can be identified to the present status of HSG II with Grade pay of Rs.4200.

v. 30% of the remaining APM Accounts post may be declared with present HSG I status with grade pay of Rs.4600.


vi. The remaining 20% of the APM Accounts posts may be declared as Gazetted posts with grade

pay of Rs.4800.


The determination of status on LSG, HSG II, HSGI and Gazetted may be decided based on the status of the offices and also the supervisory nature of the posts. This is possible. The nomenclature of the posts may also be changed at par with the proposals we suggested for the supervisory posts. Unless the cadre is declared as a separate one, the anomalies in existence over three decades will continue. It is therefore requested to consider the proposals by analysing all these factors prevailing in the work spot.

7. MISCELLANEOUS


7.1 In order to provide more promotional avenues to the youth possessing more skills & qualifications, the following establishments may be upgraded and elevated to the standards of supervisors.

The Marketing Executives may also be declared as promotional supervisory posts as is done in the case of Town Inspectors in to LSG.

CIRCLE OFFICE STAFF

The present staff strength in circle offices available in Group ‘C’ is around 2500 and the existing promotional avenues is less than 8% in total and after conversion of LDC & UDC as single cadre of Postal Assistant, there is a total imbalance in respect of Circle office in respect of promotional posts.

It is therefore suggested that in promotional cadres like LSG, HSG II & HSG I may be created as in the same ratio of Postal Assistant and 30% as the HSG-I posts may be upgraded as NFS. The existing four posts of Group ‘B’ may please be merged with the other Group ‘B’ posts in officer’s line.

SBCO Staff

9-1 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 HSG II and above 1 lakh, it will be HSG-I, Similarly all working in (PWCs/ICOs shall be placed in promotional posts. The ration in promotional prospects as decided in case of Postal Assistant may please be rotational in case of PA SBCO also.


MATCHING SAVINGS

10.1 The question of matching savings does not arise since in most of the cadre, as there is no elevation in the pay scale, the officials who have already acquired the pay pertaining to the post shall alone get regular promotion.

10.2 The matching savings, we offered for TBOP/BCR have not been practically restored despite the Directorate orders 25-5/2010-PE I dt. 19.7.2010 since there is no chance of any new creation. As per the norms and after withdrawing the reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR Schemes w.e.f 1.9.2008, there is ample justification for creation of more new posts. As such, further matching savings in the shape of staff cut will ruin the developmental activities and efficiency of the postal services.

10.3 In token of acceptance of modernisation and various re organisations in the Postal set up, the officials shall be offered with more promotional avenues despite it will not cause any monetary benefits.
It is therefore requested that the proposal for cadre review may please be considered with due attention and the Group C employees may be granted with the promotional avenues. Satisfied Employees will perform well and render more satisfied work.

K. V. Sridharan D. Kishan Rao

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPEU Group ‘C’ NAPE Group ‘C’

Giriraj Singh D. Theagarajan

General Secretary General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’ NURMS & MMS Group ‘C’

Cadre Restructuring Committee on 29.05.2012

Cadre Restructuring Committee on 29.05.2012


The meeting was chaired by Dr. Saleem Haque, Chairman of the Committee and DDG (P), Shri Alok Saxena DDG (Tech), Director (Est), ADG (Est) were present on behalf of official side. Com. K. V. Sridharan, Leader Staff side, Com. D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO, Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R-III Com. Ishwar Singh Dabas, General Secretary, P4, Com. D. Kishan Rao, General Secretary, P 3, NAPE and T. N. Rahate, General Secretary, General Secretary, P4 FNPO were representing staff side.

The following are the broad understandings reached in the Committee meeting.
Postal Assistant


The proposal of the Staff side to upgrade 11395 single handed post offices and 6719 Double handed post offices to the status of LSG will be considered.

The present Post Masters in 3732 triple handed post offices and also the present LSG to the extent of 6989 will be upgraded to the status of HSG II.

The present HSG II and HSG I posts to the extent of 3352 Posts will be amalagamated.

A separate identification to the extent of 30% of HSG I posts as non functional Group ‘B’ posts with grade pay of Rs. 4800/- will be formed.

1/3rd of the total LSG, HSG II, HSG I will be carved out as Postmaster Grade-I, Grade-II, and Grade-III respectively.

The posts of System Administrators will be made as LSG vice versa.
PO & RMS Accountant will be made as a separate channel of promotion by reidentifying the Posts of LSG, HSG-II and HSG I posts.

The RMS, Circle office and SBCO staff will be considered as per the ratio finalised in respect of Postal Assistant cadre.

The Official side accepted the above proposal and assured to consider the above and come out with the final decision shortly. As requested by them a common proposal of the Staff side has been submitted to day itself.

Cadre review for Postman & MTS’

Since the MTS is the common category for all Central Govt. employees, there is no possibility of bringing them under cadre review.

As functional Justification could not be identified for the Postman and also the higher pay granted by the 6th CPC, the official side did not favour any cadre review. However official side came forward with the proposal if the Postman cadre opts out from the MACP scheme and agree to take the percentage wise promotions it will be considered. It requires a deep study and the Postman unions will discuss the issue and come out with the proposals.

The chairman conveyed that the next meeting will be arranged in short notice to finalise the proposals.

source : aipeuchq

DEAR POSTMASTER - A WAKE UP CALL TO YOU

DEAR POSTMASTER,

THE UNDERLINED POINTS ARE THE REPLY GIVEN IN THE Minutes of the meeting dated 21.05.2012 taken by Secretary (Posts) with Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA) BY THE DIRECTOR.

POSTMASTER MAHARASHTRA  wish to read the underlined  sentence in between the lines, hears a wake up call for Unity and Representation.

what is your opinion?

18.       Allowing the Postmaster’s cadre officials to appear for IPO/PSS Group-B examination. 

 The issued was discussed at length and it was decided to review it after some time keeping in view the merits and demerits of the proposal as well as the response of the officials opting for Postmasters cadre.


19.       Orders permitting the Postmaster cadre officials to officiate in HSG-I vacancies.

The issue was discussed at length and it was decided to review it after some time keeping in view the merits and demerits of the proposal as well as the response of the officials opting for Postmasters cadre.



Minutes of the meeting dated 21.05.2012 taken by Secretary (Posts) with Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA) .

Click here to see the minutes

POSTMASTER CADRE OFFICIALS CAN BENEFIT U/R 38 TRANSFER UNDER P&T MAN VOL IV

POSTMASTER CADRE OFFICIALS CAN BENEFIT U/R 38 TRANSFER UNDER P&T MAN VOL IV FOR INTRA CIRCLE TRANSFER AND THERE IS NO NEED TO APPLY FOR U/38 TRANSFER WITHIN THE CIRCLE AS THIS CADRE IS A CIRCLE CADRE

OFFICIALS GOT FINANCIAL UPGRADTION UNDER MACP ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR TO APPEAR POSTMASTER GRADE I DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION

OFFICIALS GOT  FINANCIAL UPGRADTION UNDER MACP ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR TO APPEAR POSTMASTER GRADE I DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION


AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE MEETING OF NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE

AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE MEETING OF NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE

PAY FIXATION IN CASE OF MERGER OF PREREVISED PAY SCALE.
In para 2.2.19 (vii) page 45 of the VI CPC report the Commission has stated that this merger has been done by extending the existing minimum prescribed for the highest pay scale with which the other scales have (are being ) merged.

However, the pay in the pay band in respect of the pre-revised Pay Scale of Rs.5000-8000 has been fixed at Rs.9300 (i.e. Rs.5000X1.86) and that of the pre revised Pay Scale Rs.5500-9000 at Rs.10230 (i.e. Rs.5500X1.86).

In Rule 7(1) (A) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, it has been laid down that:-

i) The pay in the pay band / pay scale will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10.
ii) If the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale is more then the amount arrived at as per (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the pay band / pay scale.

Since the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000, Rs.6500-6900 and Rs.6500-10500 have been merged with the Pay Scale of Rs.6500-10500 its pay in the pay band should have been revised as Annexure-1.

Agenda of NAC-2012 click here
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Re-allotment/Transfer/Promotion of the JTS/STS Officers

Re-allotment/Transfer/Promotion of the JTS/STS Officers

To view the Department of Posts Orders No.4-5/2011-SPG dated 25th May, 2012 Click here.

Minority sub-quota scrapped: Govt to move SC

Minority sub-quota scrapped: Govt to move SC


New Delhi, May 29, 2012: Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that the government would move the Supreme Court against a Andhra Pradesh High Court order scrapping 4.5 per cent minorities sub-quota.
A division bench of the AP High Court on Monday set aside the Centre’s decision to carve out a 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to notified minorities from the 27 per cent OBC reservation, saying there was no rational behind creating a religion-based quota.
“The reservation for minority was done on the basis of Mandal commission. We would immediately go to Supreme Court by way of Special Leave Petition (SLP) against Andhra Pradesh High Court’s decision. Government is firm on sub quota for minority under OBC,” he said in a press conference on Tuesday.
Salman Khurshid said the reservation for minority was done on the basis of Mandal commission.

“The word minority in constitution is not just religious but also linguistic also. We haven’t made a reservation on religion alone. We have made it on proportion of backwards. It’s not political setback,” he added.

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Compassionate appointments not a matter of right: SC

Compassionate appointments not a matter of right: SC


New Delhi May 28, 2012(PTI): Appointments in government offices on compassionate grounds cannot be claimed as a right and they are permissible only in genuine cases as per rules, else it would violate the Constitution, the Supreme Court has ruled.
“Appointment on compassionate grounds cannot be claimed as a matter of right. As a rule, public service appointments should be made strictly on the basis of open invitation of applications and merit.
“The appointment on compassionate ground is not another source of recruitment but merely an exception to the aforesaid requirement taking into consideration the fact of the death of the employee while in service leaving his family without any means of livelihood,” the apex court said.
A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra gave the ruling while upholding the Union government’s appeal against an Allahabad High Court order to appoint one Shashank Goswami on compassionate grounds.
The apex court said it is a settled legal proposition that the claim for appointment on compassionate ground is based on the premises that the applicant was dependent on the deceased employee.
“Strictly, such a claim cannot be upheld on the touchstone of Article 14 or 16 of the Constitution of India.
“However, such claim is considered as reasonable and permissible on the basis of sudden crisis occurring in the family of such employee who has served the State and dies while in service.
“In such cases the object is to enable the family to get over sudden financial crisis and not to confer a status on the family,” said Justice Chauhan writing the judgement for the bench.
Article 14 guarantees equality before law, while 16 refers to the equality of opportunity in matters of public employment.

DEAR POSTMASTER - A WORD WITH YOU....



dear Postmaster,

The Mountain...  

A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams:

“aaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “aaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are you?” And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!” The voice answers: “I admire you!” Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!” He receives the answer: “Coward!”

He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?” The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.” Again the man screams: “You are a champion!” The voice answers: “You are a champion!” The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.
It gives you back everything you say or do.

Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.

If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.

If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;

Life will give you back everything you have given to it.”

"YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU!”


                  "The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or touched; they can only be felt with the heart..."



                      Have a Thoughtful week ahead !!!

List of selected officers in DPC for promotion to JTS Gr. A cadre.

List of selected officers in DPC for promotion to JTS Gr. A cadre.
Postal Directorate vide Memo No. 4-5 / 2011 – SPG Dt. 25.05.12 has issued orders for promotion to JTS Gr. A cadre on regular basis.
S/sri.
01. L.K.Gangadharan, Kerala to Postal Dte.
02. R.B.Kadam, Maharashtra to Maharashtra.
03. B.Halim Khan, Chattisgarh to Chattisgarh.
04. T.Ram Babu, Andhra to Andhra.
05. J.S Patil, Maharashtra to Maharashtra.
06. S.K.Gupta, MP to MP.
07. B.Tripati, Dte to Dte.
08. P.M.Vasudevan, Kerala to Kerala.
09. T.K.Chakraborthi, WB to WB.
10. Bipin Chandra Singh, Bihar to Bihar.
11. N.T.Gange, Karnataka to Karnataka.
12. G.Eswarappa, Karnataka to Karnataka.
13. T.Kalyan Rao, Karnataka to Karnataka.
14. A.A.Zoal, Maharashtra to Maharashtra.
15. Radhe Shyam Sharma, Rajasthan to Rajasthan.
16. Shyam Pande, Bihar to Bihar.
17. K.Vara Prasad Rao, Maharashtra to Maharashtra.
18. R.B.Nigam, Punjab to Punjab.
19. Manik Das, Assam to Assam.
20. Kuldeep Singh Rana, APS to APS.
21. Nagesh H Manavi, Karnataka to Karnataka.
22. Trilok Ram Arya, Uttarkhand to Dte.
23. Jeth Mal Jingor, Rajasthan to Dte.
24. D.Shivaiah, PTC, Mysore to Dte.
25. Hari Pada Jora, WB to WB.
26. M.Chandrasekara Reddy, Andhra to Andhra.
27. V.S.Mani, TN to TN.
We Congraulate to all the officers

ASPOs not completing 5 yrs as on 1.1.2011 are permitted to appear for Exam. to the cadre of P.S, Group B to be held on 03.06.2012.....

ASPOs not completing 5 yrs as on 1.1.2011 are permitted to appear for Exam. to the cadre of P.S, Group B to be held on 03.06.2012.....

No. 9-19/2012-SPG

GOVERNMENTOFINDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG,
NEW DELHI-110 OO1
Dated : 16..05.2012
To
All Chief Postmasters General
All Postmasters General
Sub: Permission to appear in the Limited Depadmental Competitive examination for promotion to the cadre of P.S, Group B scheduled to be held on 03,06.2012.

Madam/Sir,

I arn directed to refer to.the above mentioned subject and to convey the approval of the Competent Authority to allow ASPOS, who have not completed the prescribed five years as on 01.01.2011 in the feeder cadre, to appear in the Limited Departmental Competitive examination for promotion to the cadre of P.S. Group B scheduled to be held on 03.06.2012 provided that their juniors, wherever working, are permitted to appear in the same examination.

Yours faithfully,

( B.P. Pant )
ASSISTANT DIRECIOR GENEML (SGP)

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RED SALUTE TO SHRI.K. V. Sridharan, General Secretary

SIX YEARS INNINGS ! SURE ! NOT OUT !



Good-bye with Contentment



All of you are well aware that I am due for superannuation from the departmental service on 31.5.2012 and this is almost my parting General Secretary’s Desk. Perhaps I had the great chance of serving you in the capacity of General Secretary of this mighty organisation since 2006. I am recalling my affectionate association with all of you during this period and undoubtedly I am having the paramount pleasure that I did something to this movement and also to my fellow-men to the best of my ability. Gandhiji once said “ Satisfaction lies in the efforts; full effort is full victory” and as such I have not left any stone unturned in my efforts and exploited all the situations with full efforts to resolve the issues at the maximum despite the fact that I could not leave a clean slate to my successor. Of course! It is not possible to anyone. As Com Lenin rightly told that trade unions are schools for learning; A trade union is an incessant movement and problems will never end and will creep new issues at any time. I am leaving some benchmarks to my successor as well as some pending issues for his further follow up action.



P3, the best beneficiary on JCA calls



I recollect my presentations in the August AICs held in Pushkar & Jwalaji on the urgent need of taking special interest to mitigate the issues of Postal Group ‘C’ comrades and in particular to the shortage of staff and deadlocks in the promotions which were delaying a decade together. I have sincerely and seriously acted and settled many of the genuine demands of our Group ‘C’ during these six years. Whenever the Postal JCA notified strike calls, the best beneficiary among all was the P3 and many small issues remaining unsettled over decades were dealt with solutions. I wish to recollect your reminiscences to the following major advancements we have seen in our area.



Not exhaustive! Only very few



(i) The vacancies unfilled up in the LGO examinations (Residual vacancies) since 1999 were filled up. The total no. of such vacancies in PA cadre was approximately to the extent of 13000 which alone construed to the 15% of total sanctioned posts.

(ii) Mass scale recruitment of PAs by summoning all DPS Headquarters to Directorate was carried out in 2009, 2010 in the range of 8000 & 14000 Postal Assistants. The shortage of staff prevailed to the level of 40% were sorted out. The current vacancies are also notified for selection. Thus the long pending issue of shortage of staff in PA cadre has been sorted out despite the fact that there is no recruitment outside the Postal in Govt. Departments till now.

(iii) First time, all the examination process has been brought under OMR process with objective type questions. Resultantly all the Group ‘B’ Posts, earmarked for General line which were kept unfilled up over decades were filled up. All IP posts were filled up. Even there is surplus list in LGO exams this year in all circles which is due to this objective type pattern only. The number of chances for LGO candidates has been enhanced.

(iv) For filling up of all vacant IPO posts, surplus system was introduced. After four years it was discontinued as it affected the interest of candidates of own circle.

(v) P.A. Recruitment Rules have been revised. To avoid resignation of selected candidates, all the candidates possessing 60 % in Plus II are now entitled for selection like Bank & Railway recruitments.

(vi) The confirmation examination and its adverse effect if not passed within six chances has been scrapped. Many officials who did not pass the exam in six chances and stagnated in the last pay drawn are now benefiting.

(vii) Filling up of all vacant LSG, HSG II & HSG I posts on notional basis and grant of officiating pay. All HSG I posts now occupied by IP line officials are to be transferred to general line. Leave sanctioning powers to HSG I Postmasters. Filling up all vacant LSG APM Accounts posts as per the LSG Recruitment Rules 1976. Revision of LSG recruitment rules.

(viii) Applicability of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 in respect of those put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004. Refund of pension contribution to those recovered irregularly.

(ix) Stepping up of pay on promotion by comparing direct recruits. Extended the time limit for revision of option.

(x) Formation of Scrutiny committee for upgradation of ACR for grant of MACP promotions & various clarificatory orders on MACP (more than seven; and still three more pending).

(xi) Clear Instructions on fixing responsibilities under contributory negligence and no charge sheet without mentioning the violation of rules, upgradation of CR, no punishment for not performing OTA, irregular imposition of FR17A for the strike, withholding of pension, gratuity in case of minor case proceedings etc.

(xii) Revision of honorarium for calculation of RD Premature closure, Processing of PLI/RPLI claims, for engaging departmental exam, incentive for NREGIS work, Honorarium for Sixth CPC fixation and drawal of arrears, fixation of pension, Honorarium for fixation of TRCA, Revision of FSC, Honororium for invigilators, revision of split duty allowance, revision of SB Allowance, revision of FMC, enhancement of 25% allowances etc. The revised procedure in RPLI incentive at circle levels is the major achievement.

(xiii) Instructions on writing CRs.

(xiv) 25% incentive to Postal staff out of commission earned under business packages.

(xv) Stopped the move to close 9797 post offices and RMS offices.

(xvi) Formation of Cadre restructuring committee and the progress.

(xvii) Allowing physically handicapped officials to write IP examination.

(xviii) Settlement of various anomalies in post attached quarters, drawal of additional HRA, delegation of powers for dequarterisation and suspension of quarters and enhancing the financial powers of the divisional heads in securing accommodation for the post offices.

(xix) Stoppage of organizing meetings and melas on all the Sundays & holidays.

(xx) Problems of systems administrators and grant of conveyance and road mileage allowance to them.



The above are some of the noteworthy accomplishments but there are very many; Several long pending issues were elucidated and settled. We can proudly say that in almost all the issues, we placed in the Departmental council, we have resolved the maximum in favour of our comrades. The issues brought to our notice by the circles; sometimes even by the individuals were promptly attended.



As the Leader, Staff Side



As the leader of the Staff Side, JCM (DC), I contributed my best for the settlement of issues relating to other cadres (other than our P3) also. I had the satisfaction in my presentation during all the talks we had with the Department either in the Departmental Council or the Conciliation meetings held on the strike charter of demands and extended a lot to my fellow comrades. This is the great opportunity I have been provided due to my selection as the leader of the JCM staff side.



Trade union workshops



It is the first time in the history of P&T union, a Trade Union workshop was conducted in Thiruvanthapuram from 13.02.2011 to 15.02.2011. It was having the overwhelming response; followed by other unions. The workshop recently conducted at Puri from 04.02.2012 to 05.02.2012 is the landmark triumph of the CHQ in cultivating the cadres and leaderships on Trade Union history, Staff rulings, Disciplinary rules etc.



The materials compiled by me and distributed at the workshops and also in the two workshops conducted by NFPE at Munnar and Allahabad are the everlasting reference guides to our comrades. I had the honest satisfaction of generating a cream of leadership at all levels through the workshops and the participation of youth is most awesome. Many Circles followed the CHQ in steering such workshops at circle levels.



Experiences with Sixth CPC



It is my honour and pride to say that it is the first time in the P 3 movement, the draft Memorandum prepared by me within twenty days of my assumption as General Secretary for Sixth CPC was placed and discussed threadbare in the CWC held in Karimnagar. The collective wisdom was experimented. The memorandum submitted by the CHQ is the masterpiece of our work. I had the great opportunity to assist other General Secretaries also in preparing their memorandums. The experience I gained in submission of the memorandum, tendering oral evidences before Sixth CPC is ever rememberable.



Cultivating the cadres



(i) Out of my own experience that how the knowledge on rulings will help the trade unionists in handling the issues with the administration, the compilation in two volumes of rulings on Trade Union facilities, CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 & ED (RA) Rules 1995 were published and released on 25.08.2007 in the Allahabad CWC.

(ii) On the same day another book ‘Venture’, the Compilation of Selective important orders was launched. This is the first occasion of such activities by CHQ.

(iii) Hand Book 2010 was first time launched and printed 15000 copies. This was followed in 2011 & 2012 with 16500 copies & 13500 copies respectively. This is an historic record.

(iv) An updated Venture Edition II was related in the Federal council held in June 2010 and 3000 copies were printed.

(v) For the benefits of GDS, one book titled as GDS Crusader was released in the last AIC held in Alandi on Jan 2011. 3000 copies were printed.

(vi) Again for the benefits of GDS comrades, another book titled as ‘GDS Refresher’ was released in April 2012 to commemorate the formation of AIPEU GDS (NFPE). 3000 copies were printed.



I can proudly say that despite in the midst of the heavy brunt of the work in the CHQ, I endeavored and succeeded in releasing those books by foregoing several nights and burnt the midnight oil to educate the rank & file which I sensed a revolution of knowledge in the midst of our cadres after seeing their overwhelming response for those publications.



First Website



We can proudly say that we are the first among all C. G. Government employees unions/associations launched website for the union on 2007 January itself after our assumption in the CHQ and placed the memorandum which we submitted to Sixth CPC as the first post. So far we are having the viewers to the extent of 16 lakhs! So many items essential for the members are being exhibited including the address, Telephone No. & e-mail address of all divisional secretaries, Govt orders, manuals, publications, Bhartiya Post etc. Our branches are also motivated by CHQ in launching web sites for their own and at present our union is having seven Circle union websites and around 51 Divisional unions' websites. Thus we inspired all to exploit and fully utilize the benefits of the mechanization and I.T.



Bhartiya Post



We enriched and enhanced the superiority of Bhartiya Post among all the journals with the contents, quality and its presentation and also doubled its size as well as its subscribers. It comprises everything and as the Editor, I strained my best for its number one existence among all the union journals and also its prompt release. In order to penetrate its prominence in the Hindi speaking areas, minimum of four pages materials are being printed in Hindi with the caption of ‘Dak Jagirithi’.



Co-ordination



During this period, I had the best relationship with all sister unions as well as with other unions and in particular with Com Theyagarajan, Secretary General FNPO. I contributed a lot to the joint and effective functioning of all unions. The contribution I made for the revival & recognition of our Federation, thwarting the ill move of the Bhartiya union court case and thereafter the coordinated functioning with NFPE is the benchmark renowned for the effective joint functioning. I maintained a good relationship with the confederation leadership and contributed to its functioning also.



Bridged the gap between the equals



I can proudly say that my General Secretary Desks, Frequent interactions through mails, exhibiting all the developments then and there on the website and transparent functioning has bridged the gap between the leaders and cadres existed earlier. Even the ordinary member is seeking information directly from CHQ. The Motto which I adopted in my personal life and also practiced in public life that “ All are equal: I am one among the equals; Because I got the opportunity, I am General Secretary; that does not mean I am superior and more knowledgeable: There are many other intellectuals who did not get the chances; Otherwise they will shine better than me”.

The interaction, I introduced wherever I visited whether it is at circle level or divisional level has certainly enthusiase the comrades and more youngster are now embracing active participation in trade unions



More “I” s - Sorry Please



This is the first circular that I am using more “I” s because this is my last one and also the recollection of records of my activities before my departure and also the study materials for the future leadership to consider and set some of my actions as bench mark for the effective functioning of the leadership.



Too many Court cases – not diluted my will



This is also on the records that I shall be the only General Secretary who had faced 49 court cases right from Municipal Court to Supreme Court that too from my own circle. My elections as General Secretary was challenged and many more. Despite all the mental torture purported by some vested interests, I never tired or slept in focusing the demands of our comrades. No one can point our any lethargy in my action in taking up the cases. No paper received by CHQ was filed without any reply that too sent in time during this period.



I can proudly say that the recognition cancelled to our union due to the Court case filed in the Madras High Court by the Bhartiya Federation was thwarted within 20 days and restored recognition which alone paved way for the recognition of Federations in the Department of Posts. My timely action and contribution to the court case for dismissing the case filed by the Bhartiya federation is the milestone for which Com A.Veeramani, AGS also contributed a lot.



Sincerely strained but no results



I tried my best in focusing all the issues. However there are some issues which I could not get positive results like counting of services to RTP. The cadre review proposal submitted by us has not been finalized so far. Orders in respect of the many assurances decided during talks on strike charters have not been issued. Of course! One cannot have a clean slate!



Acknowledgement



I never desired, thought or expected to become the General Secretary. Of course! It was quite accidental at Jwalaji. Com. Balu, Ex-Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu was the instrumental in my elevation at that time. I am recording my sincere thanks to him. The wave length existing between me and our President Com. M. Krishnan is almost the same and we had a very perfect understanding and without his cooperation and guidance, I can't place this much records. My special thanks to Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary who is always in CHQ without minding time and working very hard assisted me not only in all my decisions but also even taking care of my ailing health on all occasions. Similarly I am placing on records my thanks to Com. Somenath Mukherjee, Ex-Deputy General Secretary Com. Com. R. Sivannarayana, Deputy General Secretary for their unstinted cooperation and affection during this period. The love and affection shown by my Office bearers and Circle secretaries are laudable which I enjoyed throughout these six years. My abundant thanks to all of them. Com C.C.Pillai and Com K. Ragavendran Ex Secretary Generals contributed a lot for my effective functioning and we had a perfect understanding during those days. I record my sincere thanks to them. Com. K. M. Ramesh, my advocate in Chennai rendered all legal assistance and vacated the stay and dismissed the BPEF case and all other Tamilnadu court cases. My special thanks to him.



My staff, My press & My caretaker



My staff, Com. Shiv Lal, Com Dhananjay and Naveen, despite my strict posture in office work, loved me very much and very affectionately. They learnt many things from me! Of Course, Our CHQ is the only union adopting the principle of model employer treating its staff as equals. I have received enormous cooperation from the Press and in particular from Sri Pradeep, Owner of Deep Printers in publishing Ventures, Handbooks, GDS Crusader GDS Refresher and also the Bhartiya Post to my taste. I remember and salute him at this juncture. I will be failing my duty if I did not mention Com Jaiprakash, Secretary, Lodhi Road who is my caretaker in the Sarojini Nagar quarters. The love and affection of Delhi divisional secretaries and comrades are ever rememberable.



Tamilnadu Comrades, the inspiration



As you know, I am retiring from the department service on 31st May 2012, I am getting ready to leave. I recall my association with you with great pride and with greater happiness. I am taking leave with more happiness. A man born and brought up in a remote village of Tamilnadu and served this august movement with sincerity and devotion right from 1974 ie. 38 years of unstinted trade union services; experienced with joys and tribulations in the public service is being relieved from the service while holding the highest echelon as General Secretary and Leader Staff Side in the midsts of love and affections of all my comrades throughout the nation which itself is the glory I am blessed. I am placing on records my special thanks to my Tamilnadu Comrades who were the object for my elevation and they were with me in the days of many tribulations and shared my burdens. My Narasimhulu who is associated with me during these 37 years shared all my sorrows during the days of tribulation and remained with me. My special thanks to my friend who is the example of the real friendship.



Loveable affection all along



I am especially grateful to you for your cooperation and good will all through my career as General Secretary of this union. The affectionate welcome and reception I enjoyed right from divisions to circles throughout these years are the sweetest memories I am taking along with me at this time. I am indeed proud of our association and thank you and also to your office bearers and your members having made me to do service sincerely since six years.



Keep an inch space in your heart for constant repair



A man is a bundle of relations; a knot of roots whose flower and fruits are very dear and sweet. A man should always keep his relations in constant repairs. Friendship is like love is destroyed by long absence and increased by short intermissions. We have seen many great leaders who have been forgotten due to out of sight. My only request before all of you “ Kindly allot an inch space in your heart and keep me in constant repair which I feel the most pleased and privilege for the service I rendered to this august movement.



I look forward to staying in touch with you always and my service is also always available.



GOOD BYE COMRADES AND RED SALUTE TO ALL OF YOU



Comradely Yours,



(K. V. Sridharan)
General Secretary
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