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Saturday, January 29, 2011
INSPECTOR,MAI OVERSEER AND BPM VILLAGE ARRESTED
BPM, Chithenahalli BO a/w Nandi SO, Mail Overseer & Inspector Posts, Chickballapura Sub Division under Kolar Division of South Karnataka region were held captive by the Villagers for the reason that the UTI Advantage Fund did not get doubled in three years as promised by the then Divisional Administration.
It was intimated that there was no cooperation from the present Divisional Administration to release the staff from villagers who held them captive.
CS Karnataka circle Naveen Chander & DPS Dr P.M.Sharvanan talked over phone with IP, Chickballapura Sub Division and only after intervention form Police Authorities ,staff were released from the captivity.It can be happened to any one any where.Be careful. (news source : CS Karnataka circle)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A FAVOURABLE PRONOUNCEMENT(BY CAT- ERNAKULAM)ON PROMOTIONAL GDS
R.A.No.46/10 IN O.A.No.393/09 Monday this the 10th day of January 2011
C O R A M :
HON'BLE Mr.JUSTICE P.R.RAMAN, JUDICIAL MEMBER
HON'BLE Mr.K.GEORGE JOSEPH, ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBER
1. Superintendent of Post Offices,
Vadakara Division, Vadakara - 673 101.
2. Postmaster General,
Northern Region, Calicut.
3. Chief Postmaster General,
Kerala Circle, Thiruvananthapuram.
4. Union of India represented by its Secretary,
Ministry of Communication, New Delhi. ... … ….Review Applicants
(By Advocate Mr.Sunil Jacob Jose,SCGSC)
V e r s u s
S/o.late A.P.Sankaran Vaidyar,
Group D (Retired), Koyiilandi HPO.
Residing at Puthiyedath House,
Panthalayani, Koyilandi. ... … … ….Respondent
(By Advocate Mr.O.V.Radhakrishnan,Sr. along with Ms.Rekha Vasudevan)
This application having been heard on 10th January 2011 this Tribunal on the same day delivered the following :-
O R D E R
HON'BLE Mr.JUSTICE P.R.RAMAN, JUDICIAL MEMBER
This is an application for review of the order passed in O.A.No.393/09. That O.A was filed to issue appropriate orders directing the respondents No.1-3, who are review applicants herein, to hold DPC for appointment of the applicant to Group 'D' against the vacancies of the year 1997 and 1998 and to promote him against the vacancy arose on 31.12.1997, if not as on 14.6.1998 and to grant him appointment to Group 'D' with effect from the date of his entitlement with all entail benefits immediately and issue appropriate directions to reckon the service from the date of his notional promotion to Group 'D' in implementation of Annexure A-1 order towards qualifying service for pension and to grant him retirement benefits.
2. Annexure A-1 order dated 14.6.2002 is the one passed in O.A.130/02. That O.A was filed by the applicant who was an Extra Department Agent acting as Group 'D' in the Head Post Office, Quilandi and he has sought for certain declarations that Annexure A-11, Annexure A-12 and Annexure A-13 orders produced therein are unconstitutional and to direct the respondents to consider him for promotion to Group 'D' against the vacancy which arose on or after 6.3.1996 on the basis of his seniority and appoint him to Group 'D' with effect from the date of his entitlement with all consequential benefits. Finally it was disposed of by this Tribunal and operative portion of the order in para 10 is as follows :-
"10. In the result, in the light of the above discussion, we declare Annexure A11 order dated 20.7.2000 illegal, incompetent and inoperative and the stipulation in Annexures
A12 and A13 to observe the stipulation contained in Annexure A11 is also inoperative. These three impugned orders are therefore quashed to the said extent. The respondents are directed to consider the case of the applicant for appointment to Group-D vacancies which arose in the year 1998 and 1999 on the basis of his seniority, irrespective of the fact that he has
crossed the age of 50 years and to give him appointment as Group-D if he is found suitable by the Departmental Promotion Committee. In that event, the applicant should be given notional seniority with effect from the date on which a person below him in the seniority list of ED Agents has been appointed against the vacancies of any of these years. The
applicant shall not be entitled to arrears of pay and allowances on the basis of his notional appointment. The above directions shall be complied with within a period of two months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. There is no order as to costs."
3. That order was challenged before the Hon'ble High Court in.P.No.23876/02 (Annexure A-3). The Hon'ble High Court by judgment dated 24.5.2007 dismissed the O.P and held as follows :-
" We do not like to upset the appointments already effected on the basis of the direction of the Tribunal. We make it clear that the principle laid down by the Tribunal will be confined to the parties to O.A.130/02. Further, we notice that statutory rules have already been framed and further recruitments will be governed by the statutory rules."
4. The said judgment was again appealed before the Apex Court by ng S.L.P.No.14431/08 which was allowed and numbered as C.A.No.3407/09 by order dated 4.5.2009. The Hon'ble Apex Court also disposed of the matter observing that "since the respondents has already been appointed in compliance with the directions made by the Central Administrative Tribunal and the High Court did not interfere with it, we arenot inclined to interfere with the impugned orders exercising our jurisdiction under Article 136 of the Constitution." Thus the order passed in O.A.130/02 attained finality. In pursuance the review applicants who are respondents in the O.A passed an order dated 9.7.2008 giving notional promotion to the applicant as Group 'D' with effect from 25.10.2000 the date on which his next junior GDS was appointed in the cadre against the vacancy of 1998. It is also ordered that he will not be entitled to arrears of pay and allowances on the basis of this notional appointment. This was the subject matter of challenge in the subsequent O.A.393/09. The stand of the department as stated in para 4 of the order of this Tribunal in O.A.393/09 is as follows :-
"4. The Original Application has been admitted by this Tribunal and ordered notices to the respondents. The respondents are resisting the Original Application by filing a reply statement and also relying on Annexure R-1 order dated 9.7.2008. The stand taken in the reply statement by the Department is that though this Tribunal has directed the Department to consider the case of the applicant for promotion to the post which arose in the years 1997, 1998 and 1999, the DPC for consideration of promotion to Group-D only met on
30.8.2000 and as the junior of the applicant one Saranan has been promoted with effect from 2000 only, the applicant was also promoted with effect from that date i.e. 25.10.2000. The further stand taken in the reply statement is that during the period 1997, 1998 and 1999 there was no appointment given or promotion given to Group-D as the Department officials have not reported the vacancies in Vadakara Division. Further it is stated that as the Departmental Promotion Committee met on 30.8.2000 the applicant has been promoted. It is also stated in the written statement that the applicant has been given notional Group-D status with effect from the same date on which his next junior has been appointed i.e. on
25.10.2000 and hence the order dated 9.7.2008 (Annexure R- 1) is in full compliance with the orders passed by this Tribunal."
5. Further the Tribunal did not accept the stand taken by the department and after an elaborate consideration of the matter in para 6 found that the applicant had received information under the Right to information Act which shows that there were vacancies for the years 1997,
1998 and 1999 and further contended in Annexure A-12, the information received from Superintendent of Post Offices, Vadakara Division, that no appointments were given during the said period and appointments were only given for the years 1996 and 2000. These contentions of the respondents that there were no vacancies in 1997, 1998 and 1999 was
gone into by the Tribunal by an adjudicatory process and finally rebutting the contention of the department it was clearly held in para 8 in the following lines "This stand of the respondents is not justifiable and we are not accepting such a stand taken by the Department in giving appointment to the applicant with effect from 2000 and consider his case for notional promotion, though it was a notional promotion for counting the period with effect from 1.1.1998 for the purpose of pension." Therefore, it was held that Annexure R-1 produced in the said case required re-consideration and the applicant should be assigned seniority and appointment position with effect from 1.1.1998 and he is also entitled for the entire period of his notional promotion for counting his pension and the department shall pass appropriate orders on that effect within a reasonable period at any rate within 45 days from the date of receipt of the order. That order has not been complied with. It is in the meantime that the present R.A has been filed.
6. We have heard Shri. Sunil Jacob Jose, SCGSC, learned counsel appearing on behalf of the review applicants and Senior counsel, Shri.O.V.Radhakrishnan appearing on behalf of the respondent/applicant in the O.A. The main contention of the review applicants is that the order of this Tribunal in O.A.393/09 is a mistake apparent on the face of the record and liable to be reviewed and that an opportunity was not given to rebut the averments of the respondent/applicant in the O.A. As we find that it was after adverting to the stand taken by the respondents and after considering the material on record that the Tribunal passed the order in O.A.393/09. No new fact has been narrated subsequently nor any new material produced in the R.A. They are only reiterating the same stand as taken in the O.A which was not accepted by the Tribunal.
Being not a re-hearing and since the contentions raised in the R.A has been gone into by the Tribunal the order eventually passed is not one suffering from any errors apparent on the face of the record. Further, we cannot re-hear the matter as points urged were considered and decided.
Therefore, we find that there is no ground for review of the order passed by the Tribunal. In the circumstances, we dismiss the R.A.
(Dated this the 10th day of January 2011)
K.GEORGE JOSEPH JUSTICE P.R.RAMAN
ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBER JUDICIAL MEMBER
A FAVOURABLE PRONOUNCEMENT(BY CAT- ERNAMULAM) ON PENSIONARY BENEFITS TO GDS PROMOTEE
CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALERNAKULAM BENCH
Original Application No. 514 of 2010 Tuesday, this the 18th day of January, 2011
HON'BLE Mr. JUSTICE P.R. RAMAN, JUDICIAL MEMBER
HON'BLE Mr. K. GEORGE JOSEPH, ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBER
K. Sankaran NairS/o. R. Kesava Pillai (Rtd.)Group D Official,
Kattappana Head Post OfficeResiding at Komattil HouseSenapathy (P.O),
SanthanparePin - 685 619. ... … … … …
Applicant(By Advocate Shri P.C. Sebastian)
1. Union of India, represented bySecretary to Government of IndiaMinistry of CommunicationsDepartment of PostsNew Delhi.
2. The Superintendent of Post OfficesIdukki DivisionThodupuzha - 685 5843.
The Postmaster GeneralCentral RegionKochi - 682 018 ... … … …
(By Advocate Shri Pradeep Krishna, ACGSC)
This application having been heard on 11.01.2011, the Tribunal on 18.01.11 delivered the following.
O R D E R
HON'BLE MR. K GEORGE JOSEPH, ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBER
The applicant in this O.A. entered service as Gramin Dak Sevak Mail packer (GDSMP), Santhanpura Post office on 19.11.1969. He was given officiating appointment as Group-D at Kattapana Sub Post Office with effect from 01.06.1999 considering his seniority and eligibility. He was regularly appointed as Group-D on 24.11.2000 and retired on superannuation on 31.01.2010. A minimum 10 years service is required for eligibility for superannuation pension. The applicant is having only 9 years, 2 months and 7 days of qualifying service and hence not entitled for pension. He has filed this O.A. for reckoning of his service as Group- D on daily wages from 01.06.1999 to count as qualifying service also along with the regular service.
2. The applicant submitted that he was eligible and entitled to be promoted as Group-D in the year 1999 itself and there were vacancies also. The request of the applicant for counting the officiating period prior to his promotion has not been acceded to by the respondents. The inaction on the part of the respondents in granting applicant's request for counting the officiating period prior to his promotion as qualifying service by preponing his date of promotional notionally, is unjust, arbitrary and prejudicial to his fundamental rights under Articles 14, 16 and 21 of the Constitution of India. He is similarly placed as Shri V.K. Divakaran, who was promoted as Group-D along with the applicant and was granted pensionary benefits counting the period of ad hoc service prior to his regular appointment as qualifying service for the purpose of pension. In O.A. Nos. 239/1998 and 449/1998, this Tribunal had directed the respondents to take remedial steps, if any, of the E.D. Agents in Kerala Circle who had suffered any loss by lapse on the part of the respondents in filling up the vacancies. The respondents are, therefore, duty bound to remedy the loss of pension the applicant is put to suffer on account of their lapse.
3. The respondents contested the O.A. They took the stand that the applicant submitted his willingness to officiate in a departmental post, hence he was engaged to work in a Group - D post in Kattappana South Post Office with effect from 01.06.1999. He was temporarily engaged to work in the post based on the willingness submitted by him. He was engaged to carry out the duties of a Group - D and is remunerated with the minimum of the scale and such engagements are usually intended to GDS since they are already familiar with the Post Office work. As his total qualifying service fell short of 10 years, he was not eligible for pension. There is no rule in force to give promotion from a back date if DPC could not be held in time for departmental reasons. The engagement of the applicant in the vacant Group-D post at Kattappana South P.O. with effect from 01.06.1999 can be in no way considered as officiating appointment. His engagement as Group-D was not as per the Recruitment Rules and the applicant cannot claim pensionary benefits for the work done purely on temporary basis. The period spent by an employee on purely a stop gap arrangement cannot be reckoned as qualifying service with attendant benefits. The DPC for promotion to Group-D was delayed due to various cases pending before this Tribunal and the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala. Equating the case of the applicant with that of Divakaran's case is not correct. The decision of the Hon'ble High Court in giving the benefit of ad hoc service rendered by an employee has been overruled by Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of R.K. Mobina Singh vs. K.H. Themba Singh and Others, 2008 (1) SCC (L&S) 315. In the circumstances, the O.A. is not sustainable and liable to be dismissed.
4. We have heard Mr. P.C. Sebastian, learned Counsel for the applicant and Mr. Pradeep Krishna, learned ACGSC for the respondents and perused the records.
5. The applicant has more than 40 years of service with the respondents. After 30 years of service, he was directed to join Kattappana South Post Office in the vacant Group-D post with effect from 01.06.1999 on officiating arrangement basis. He was appointed as Group-D along with Shri V.K. Divakaran and 7 others on the basis of the order dated 08.11.2000 at Annexure A-2. When he was made to work as Group-D on officiating arrangement in 1999, he was eligible and entitled to be appointed as Group-D as vacancies were available.
6. Shri V.K. Divakaran who was given appointment in Group-D post alongwith the applicant had claimed in O.A. No. 800/2002 that his appointment as Group-D with effect from 01.03.1999, the date from which continuously working as Group-D in Thodupuzha H.O., could be considered as regular service. The said O.A. was disposed of on 02.03.2005 as under "12. In the conspectus of facts and circumstances, we set aside Annexure A-8 order and direct the respondents to grant the applicant continuity of service from 01.03.1999 and to consider him for regular appointment from that date by holding a review DPC if necessary for the purpose of pensionary benefits (alone) and pass appropriate orders within a time frame of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. The O.A. is allowed. In the circumstances, no order as to costs."
The aforesaid order of this Tribunal was confirmed by Hon'ble High Court of Kerala vide its judgement dated 27.03.2008 in W.P.(C) No. 17044/2005(S).
7. This Tribunal had relied on the judgments of Apex Court in Direct Recruit Class II Engineering Officers' Association vs. State vs. State of Maharashtra and Others, (1990) 2 SCC 715 and State of West Bengal vs. Aghore Nath Dev and others, (1993) 3 SCC 371. The respondents have taken the stand that equating the case of the applicant with that of Divakaran's case is not correct. But it was not substantiated in what way the applicant's case is different from that of Divakaran's case. On going through "O.A. No. 800/2002", it is seen that the respondents had relaxed the age limit for absorbing Shri V.K. Divakaran in Group - D. But for this relaxation the applicant is similarly placed as Shri V.K. Divakaran in respect of reckoning service from the date of officiation on the Group-D post for the purpose of granting pensionary benefits.
8. Hon'ble Supreme Court in Direct Recruit Class II Engineering Officers' Association vs. State vs. State of Maharashtra and Others, (1990) 2 SCC 715, held as under :
".. If the initial appointment is not made by following the procedure laid down by the rules but the appointee continues in the post uninterruptedly till regularisation of his service in accordance with rules, the period of officiating service will be counted..."
9. Again in R.K. Mobisana Singh vs. K.H. Temba Singh and Others, (2008) 1 SCC (L&S) 315, Hon'ble Supreme Court in para 34 of the judgement, referred to its decision in M.K. Shanmugham vs. Union of India, (2000) 4 SCC 476, which is extracted as under :
".....If an ad hoc selection is followed by regular selection, then the benefit of ad hoc service is not admissible if ad hoc appointment is in violation of the rules. If the ad hoc appointment has been made as a stop gap arrangement and where there was a procedural irregularity in making appointments according to rules and that irregularity was subsequently rectified, the principle to be applied in that case was stated once again....."
10. In the instant case, the applicant was put on duty of Group-D on officiating arrangement basis. Subsequently, he was regularised. It cannot be said that he was appointed in violation of the rules. The DPC could not meet in time for administrative reasons. That it could recommend his name subsequent to his appointment in 1999 is only a procedural irregularity which was rectified in due course of time. The stand of the respondents that the engagement of the applicant as Group- D was not as per the recruitment rules cannot be vindicated in the light of the above decisions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court.
11. The officiating arrangement of the applicant on 01.06.1999 was against existing vacancy of a Group - D post. He was eligible and qualified for a regular appointment on that date and he continued in the post uninterruptedly till regularisation of his service in accordance with the rules. In such case, the appointee is not to be blamed for the deficiency for the procedural requirements in the rules at the time of his initial appointment and the appointment not being limited to a fixed period of time is intended to be a regular appointment subject to the remaining procedural requirements of the rules being fulfilled at the earliest, as held by Hon'ble Supreme Court in State of West Bengal vs. Aghore Nath Dev and others, (1993) 3 SCC 371. Therefore, in our considered view, the applicant is entitled to reckon the period from 01.06.1999 to 24.11.2000 for the purpose of granting pensionary benefits.
12. The O.A. is allowed. The respondents No. 2 and 3 are directed to issue appropriate orders granting the applicant pensionary benefits counting his service from 01.06.1999 onwards as qualifying service, within a period of two months from the date of receipt of copy of this order.
13. No order as to costs.
(K. GEORGE JOSEPH) (JUSTICE P.R. RAMAN)
ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBER JUDICIAL MEMBER
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
FINANCIAL HELP TO NFPE
In Gudur division the following officials immediately remitted through money orders
1. K.Sudhakar,APM(A/Cs),Gudur HO --Rs. 1000/-
3.N.Rushendra Kumar,BPM,Petlur a/w VKTown --Rs 516/-
We are persuing others in this regard..
HAND BOOK ON GDS
నేషనల్ ఫెడరేషన్ ఆఫ్ పోస్టల్ ఎంప్లాయీస్ మరియు అఖిల భారత తపాల యి.డి వుద్యోగుల సంఘం - గ్రూప్.సి (సి.హెచ్.క్యు) సంయుక్తంగా రూపొందించిన 410 పేజీల హ్యాండ్ బుక్ కా. కే.వి. శ్రీధరన్ గారి నిర్వహణలో 31-12-2010 వరకు గల జి.డి.ఎస్ రూలింగ్స్ తో విడుదల చేయబడినట్లు తెలియజేయబడినది.
పుస్తకము ఒక కాపి వెల : రూ.120/-
(పోస్టేజి అదనము )
కాపీల కొరకు :
AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ),
2151/1 New Patel Nagar,
Dada Ghosh Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110008.
PROPOSAL TO EXEMPT SALARIED CLASS FROM FILING TAX RETURN
If this proposal is considered in favour of Salaried Class, all employees including Central Government Employees need not file any income tax return that has to be filed every year in the form of ITR-1 or ITR-2.
It is estimated that out of 35 Million Tax Payers in the country approximately half of them are salaried employees.
This change would also reduce the work burden of Income tax department.
The logic behind this proposal to exempt Salaried employees from filing tax return is obviously the income details of salaried class is available with the employer as well as banks through which they receive their salary.
LETTER TO DEPARTMENT ON REVISION OF NORMS FOR ASSESSMENT OF WORKLOAD OF THE BRANCH POSTMASTERS
Ms. Radhika Doraisamy,
Department of Posts,
Subject:- Revision of norms for assessment of workload of the Branch Postmasters.
A kind reference is invited to the Directorates letter no. 5-1/2007-WS-I(P) dated 16.12.2010 on the above subject.
The work load of all the GDS staff are being arrived at after application of Time factors of Postman/Group-'D' as the case may be excluding the BPMs.
In respect of BPM, points system has been prescribed instead of Time factor for each item of work as being done for Postal Assistants. The workload S.O. calculated on the baris of point system cannot be converted into hours, Minites and Seconds-like other GDS staff which results in unscientific norms and lead to reduction of TRCA on the whole.
In the connection the norms fixed for stamp sales and Treasury could be cited as an unscientific ones.
A BPM has to sell stamps worth of `900/- to earn one point in villages that too offices functions only for three hours of would be very difficult to sell stamps to the time of `900/- per day. Previously it was fixed as `45/- to earn the point. Now it as been enhanced to 20 times (i.e) ` 900/- This union finds no reason to enhance this item to the extent of 20 times since there is no huge sale of stamps this ` 900/- stamp sales requires to be recased to the extent ` 60/- stamp sales to earn one point.
Similarly for cash handling this has been enhanced to `20,000/- to earn one point.
Here also this has been enhanced twenty times since it was fixed `1000/- to earn one point previously. We could very strongly say that there is no sizeable increase in cash receipts in a Branch office. Further the village people are not handling higher denomination of currencies like `500/- as `1000/- as expected in Post offices functioning in semi urban and urban areas. Most of the village people are only dwelt on earning their income by daily wages etc. Which may not exceed `100/- are 150/- per day. In which care they could get handly get `100/- denomination. Since being the case are could expect denominations of Rupees up to `100/- only in a Branch Post office for postal transactions. Fixing `20,000/- to earn one point with a view of handling higher denominations of Rupees of 500/- and ` 1000/- is totally unjustified.
Due to the implementation of revised norms one points handling cash of ` 20,000/- out of 19 cases of BPMs TRCA of all the BPMs have been reduced the except there BPMs. We could like the case of Amalapuram Division, Andhra Circle vide Memo. H5/BR/BPMs/Misc dlgs/2010 dated 24/29-9-2010. Kindly imagine the pathetic situation of the above BPMs. result in unscientific norms and lead to reduction of TRCA on the whole.
As regards RPLI, it has been fixed as one point for every 10 trisection. Here also. The hard work traced out for meeting, motivating and explaining the benefits of RPLI to the poor people in village has not been well appreciated. The common people are not coming forward to insure their lives at the initial meeting itself. The GDS,BPM, GDS,MD etc are to meet the insurant many times to secure a policy from him. Hence separate norms are to be considered for entertaining the RPLI policy proposals at the initial payment of first premia.
We had pointed out that in view of the multiplication of work at Branch offices and introduction of several new schemes and products, the accounts maintenance has become more cumbersome and the 14 points allotted for the purpose need to be raised to 28 points. A practical view of this has got to be taken. Now it is not correct to say that counting of the remittance received or made is covered by the said 14 points. These 14 points are allotted for preparing accounts, different bags, slips and closing and sealing as also time sprat in opening and closing of the PO. It is not correct to say that these 14 points cover counting/verification of remittance received from/made to account office. This issue merits reconsideration.
We, therefore, request you kindly to reconsider the issue to raise the 14 points to 28 points and to include the amount of remittance made/received as cash handled.
We have bought your kind notice about the above four items only. There are still cases to be discussed in detail on all the items.
In this connection we are sorry to inform you that this union has not at all been consulted before finalising at these new norms. Which is to be highly objected.
Your kind attention is invited item No. 7(C) vide DGs letter No. 08/02/2010-SR dated 14.07.2010 with regard to meeting held with the Secretary(P) on 12.07.2010 where in reply as given as "MATTER IS SUBJUCICE". However the Directorate vide letter dated 16.12.2010, Communicated the revised norms pertaining to GDS, BPMs.
This union therefore would like to request the Madam Secretary (P) kindly defer the implementation of the new norms vide letter dated 16.12.2010. We would also request you kindly to arrange for a meeting for this union to discuss with the integrated work study unit so that it could be decided on mutual understanding.
Your early orders are solicited.
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union
Friday, January 21, 2011
CONTINUATION OF AD HOC PROMOTION
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated, 3rd January, 2011
All Chief Postmaster General
All Postmaster General
Controller, Foreign Mails Mumbai
Subject: Continuation of ad-hoc promotion made in the cadre of HSG.I
I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of even number dated 29th October 2010 on the above mentioned subject and to say that it has been decided with the approval of Department of Personnel & Training to further continue the ad-hoc arrangements for a period of six more months i.e. upto 19th May 2011 or till the Recruitment Rules are finalized and regular arrangements are made in accordance with that, whichever is earlier. It has also been decided to continue the ad-hoc arrangement made as per Sub-para 3 (ii) of this Directorate letter dated 01st May 2009 for a period of six months or till the Recruitment Rules are finalized and regular arrangements are made in accordance with that, whichever is earlier.
2. It is therefore, requested to that the ad-hoc promotion initially made in HSG.I as per instructions contained in this Department’s letter of even number dated 20th November 2006 and as per Sub para 3 (ii) of the letter dated 01st May 2009, may be further continued accordingly.
3. This issue with the approval of DDG (P).
THIS IS THE TIME WE PUTFORTH IN THE JCM DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL MEETING
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, Dated the 18th Jan, 2011
All Chief Postmasters General
All Postmasters General
All Postal Training Centres
CGM, PLI Directorate, Chanakaya Puri Post Office Complex, New Delhi
Subject: Posting of women employees – Reg.
I am directed to say that during the meeting of the Departmental Council (JCM) held on 27.08.2010 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts), an item regarding non-posting of women employees where basic amenities are not available was raised by the Staff side. The Staff side has stated that a number of Post Offices/RMS Offices are not having all the basic amenities and women employees are finding it difficult to work in such places. The staff side has, therefore, demanded that women employees should not be posted to such offices before ensuring basic amenities in such places.
2. It was informed to the staff side that Dte has issued instructions vide letter No. 137-12/98-SPB.II, dated 29.04.1998 to all Postal Circles advising them to avoid posting of ladies staff where basic amenities are not available in the office. It was decided in the meeting by the Chairperson that instructions on the subject be reiterated to all Heads of circles for strictly compliance.
3. In the Directorate’s letter No. 137-12/98-SPB.II, dated 29.04.1998, it was inter-alia advised to avoid posting women employees where there are no basic and essential amenities for women, Circles are, therefore, requested to scrupulously follow these instructions before women employees are posted/transferred from one work place to other. It may be ensure that women employee is transferred to an office only after ensuring that basic and essential amenities for women are available there. The Circles are also requested to identify these offices which are lacking basic amenities and take action for providing them immediately.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan Sansad Marg
New Delhi 110001
Dated 19th January 2011
Chief Postmaster General,
Subject: Introduction of Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for Gramin Dak Sevaks
I am directed to refer to this office letter of even no. dated 01.09.2010 on the above mentioned subject.
2. In para 3 of the said communication, the detailed course of action was laid down. The most important was obtaining options from the existing Gramin Dak Sevak and also to obtain applications in the prescribed format and so send them to concerned Central Record Keeping Agency of National Security Depository Limited for registration. But, the National Security Depository Limited has brought to notice that the following omissions are noticed in the applications of Gramin Dak Sevak sent to Central Record Keeping Agency for registration.
(i) 90% of the applications sent are without authorization of Divisional Superintendent (Collection centre) and designation stamp.
(ii) The Date of birth of the Gramin Dak Sevak is found missing or wanting.
(iii) The signature of the Gramin Dak Sevak exceeded the box provided in the application form.
(iv) Complete address of the Gramin Dak Sevak and Postal Index code number are not furnished.
(v) Despite clear instructions, the beneficiaries have affixed Black and white Photo which cannot be scanned. Only colour Pass Port size photographs has to be affixed for facilitating scanning.
(vi) The Photo affixed is not clear in certain cases, which are thus not scanable
3. This obviously shows, that, the Collection centers have not examined the applications properly and sent to Central Record Keeping Agency without proper verification, attestation, and impression of designation stamp of collection center. This is resulting in delay in launching the scheme.
4. The National Security Depository Limited is requested for returning all such defective applications to respective Collection centers for resubmission of the applications, after attending to omissions pointed out above. Suitable instructions may be issued to all the Divisional heads in this regard.
5. It is requested to accord top priority to this work.
(K. Rameswara Rao)
Asstt. Director General (Estt)
A FAVOURABLE PRONOUNCEMENT ON RETIREMENT BENEFITS--MADRAS HIGH COURT
even if charges against him are pending
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has ruled that Government cannot deny retirement benefits to an employee who was asked to go on conditional retirement because charges against him were pending. A Division Bench of Justice R.Banumathi and Justice S.Nagamuthu rejected the contention of the government that Sankaran, an Assistant Tahsildhar had been allowed to retire on certain conditions as charges were pending against him,and hence he could not be given retirement benefits.A single judge had already revoked the order of the collector suspending payment of retirement benefits.
Similarly Raja,a retired Sub-Registrar of cooperatives was allowed conditional retirement on April 30, 2010. But his retirement benefits were suspended as charges were pending against him. His writ petition was dismissed by a single judge, and he had come on appeal.
The Judges said when the Government employees are allowed to retire on condition, disciplinary action could be taken against them or inquiry conducted afresh. But government had no power to suspend payment of retirement benefits to them, the court said.
In a common order passed for both of them, the bench said when they are allowed to retire they should be given their retirement benefits.
Only government had power to take decision on disciplinary action against them, the bench observed and directed that all retirement benefits be paid to them.
(Source: other web page)
Thursday, January 20, 2011
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY SELECTED BPMs - GUDUR DIVISION
1.గునపాడు బి.ఓ., ఓజిలి ఎస్. ఓ., - (ఓ.బి.సి కేటగిరి ) - 453 మార్కులు (హిందీ కాకుండా)
శ్రీమతి. ఎన్.కామేశ్వరి, గునపాడు (గ్రా), ఓజిలి మండలం. నెల్లూరు జిల్లా.
2. కొక్కుపాడు బి.ఓ ., కోట ఎస్.ఓ.,(ఎస్.సి. కేటగిరి) - 446 మార్కులు (హిందీ కాకుండా)
డి. జగదీశ్వరి, బాలిరెడ్డి పాలెం (గ్రా)., వాకాడు మండలం. నెల్లూరు జిల్లా.
నూతనముగా సెలక్ట్ కాబడిన పై బి.పి.ఎం. లకు గూడూరు డివిజన్ ఎన్.ఎఫ్.పి.యి. తరపున శుభాకాంక్షలు.
HELP NFPE TO SERVE YOU BETTER
NFPE is Committed to take up each and every problems of Postal Employees with the authorities concerned, and is doing its best for realization of the pressing demands of All Sections of the Employees. As all of you are aware for better functioning one of the pre-requisite is sound financial position .We are thankfull to all those who are contributing to NFPE for improving its financial position. Over and above quota and donation received from Branches, INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS from members BY WAY OF DONATIONS are also most welcome. We request our members to Donate liberally to NFPE so that we can serve you better.
The name and address of those members who are donating more than 500/- will be published in the "POSATAL CRUSADER" monthly Journal of NFPE
Send your donations to
National Federation of Postal Employees
1ST FLOOR, NORTH AVENUE POST OFFICE BUILDING
ELECTRONIC SOLAR AUTO RICKSHAWS FOR POSTMEN
The Department will look to the result of speed and costing of this project and then the facility will be spread in other parts of the country. Pilot also started the first BSNL wireless service mobile call centre of the state in Ajmer today that will resolve problems of 53 lakh BSNL mobile customers of the state. Union State Minister & MP of Ajmer, Pilot, reached here today in the morning for a day program and inaugurated the first of it kind call centre here for the consumers of BSNL mobile holders. "The customers had to reach for the call centre situated in Gurgaon of Haryana before to get solution of their problems and that took bit more time but now the customers can get the service directly in their state" said Pilot.
He added that the youth of rural Ajmer will get the benefit of job through this call centre. The government is deciding to start such call centres in the other parts of the state so that the customers could get better services. Briefing about the service, COO of Sparsh BPO services Satish Varanasi said that their company will provide services to the BSNL customers and they will train about 250 youths for running the centre and at present they have given employment to 124 people. "The center will provide services to 53 lakh customers in the state to solve their problems" said A K Jain, Chief General Manager of BSNL.
Pilot then went to the General Post Office of the district and inaugurated the electro solar rickshaw center, from where the letters will be distributed with these new solar energy machines. Pilot also inaugurated the Airo-project in Gangwana, Makhupura, Kadel, Kuchil, Madar, Hatundi, Roopnager and Tilonia through video conferencing. The State Minister stated that with latest technology, the post and telegraph department will provide better services specially in rural parts of the country where people waited long to get the communication from different parts, "in this project `500 post offices are taken in first stage and in Ajmer district only 57 post offices are made high-tech in this project, people from rural regions could get the facilities of life insurance, banking, electronic money orders by this." The auto solar rickshaws are prepared by the scientists of Indian Government with collaboration of IT Research Department and with Kinetic Motors of Pune. "The vehicle will run with battery and will charge with solar energy which is eco-friendly and we have given it a name of green vehicle" said Senior Scientist H S Mahti who came to Ajmer from New Delhi.
MOBILE WONDERS THAT REALLY WORKS--A USEFUL INFORMATION
Cell phone is like a computer and has an operating system running behind the scenes. Use this guide to learn about Nokia Secret Cell phone codes and turn into a cell phone super user.
Nokia Cell phone codes
1. *3370# : This allows you to enhance the sound quality on your Nokia Cell phone. Press #3370# to deactivate Enhanced Sound Rate Code
2. *4720# : This is opposite to ESR codec activation above. Activates a lower quality sound on your Nokia Cell phone but you can gain almost 30% more in talk time. Use it if you are low on battery and need to last a business trip
3. *#0000# This displays the version on your Nokia Cell phone.*#9999# does the same
4. *#06# This code lets you check the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number of your Nokia Cell phone
5. #pw+1234567890+4# This lets you find out about the SIM code lock or unlock status on your Nokia Cell phone
6. *#21# In case you activated the Call divert feature, you can use this code to check that number
7. *#2640# This displays the security code currently in use on your Nokia Cell phone.
8. *#30# In case you received a call from a private number, this Nokia Secret cell phone code lets you see that private number
9. *#62# In case you are roaming on in a place where your cell phone providers signals are hard to reach you can activate a “Divert If Unreachable (no service)” calls.
10. *#67705646# Remove that ugly operator logo on your Nokia Cell phones 3310 & 3330.
11. *#92702689# This lets you see the serial number, the date your Nokia cell phone was made, a purchase date if in the system and the date of last repair.
12. 12345 This is the default security code on most Nokia Cell phones.
Mobile wonders that really work!!
1) Emergency number
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112.
If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly .. this number 112 can be dialed even while the keypad is locked. Try it out.
2) Locked the keys in the car? and your car has remote keys?
This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are home, call someone on your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the phone on their end.Your car will unlock. Saves someone from.Having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other “remote” for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
3) Hidden Battery power
Imagine your cell battery is very low, u r expecting an important call and u don’t have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with a reserve battery. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when u charge your cell next time.
PERFORMANCE RELATED INCENTIVE IN LIEW OF BONUS---NEWS
The official release says keeping in view the need to reward the performance of the organisation and personnel in realising its objectives, PRIS is being introduced to the employees of Department of Atomic Energy.
Performance Related Incentive (PRI) is a variable component of the pay, which is awarded after the performance of individual / group / organisation measured against goals set for given period of assessment.
PRIS comprises of following components:
Organisational Incentive is to be awarded to all personnel of DAE, payable on monthly basis with effect from September 2008, based on achievement of set mission goals and review of overall performance of the organisation once in five years by the atomic energy commission.
For the period five years starting from September 2008, this Organisational incentive has been fixed at 20% of basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay) as per another Office memorandum No: 1/1(5)/2008-SCS/285 dated 5.5.09 issued in this regard.
Group incentive is to be awarded to specific groups on an annual basis based on their achieving set targets in the high end R&D areas or innovative technologies or programmatic goals in a particular year.
Grant of variable additional increments to deserving scientific and technical personnel at the time of promotion in recognition of individual meritorious performance with effect from 1st Jan 2009. Individual achievements will be considered and assessed by Departmental Promotional Committees (DPC) at the time of review for merit promotion.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
MODIFICATION IN THE ORDER REGARDING PAY OF EXISTING GROUP 'D' EMPLOYEES
New Delhi, the 4th January, 2011
Subject: Clarifications regarding pay fixation of existing Group ‘D’ employees in the revised pay structure.
In partial modification of this Departments OM of even number dated 24th December, 2008 the Grade Pay of Rs. 1900/- as mentioned in the fifth line of the said OM may be read as Rs. 1800/- instead of Rs. 1900/-.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
POSTMAN / MAIL GUARD EXAM NOTIFICATION RELEASED BY CIRCLE OFFICE
మొత్తం పోస్ట్ మాన్ ఖాళీలు 554 - (2009 & 2010) (అన్ని రీజియన్ లకు కలిపి)
డి.ఆర్ ఖాళీలు : 238
డి.పి కోట : 136
28-02-2010 పరీక్ష జరిగిన తరువాత అన్ ఫిల్డ్ ఖాళీలు : (2009 : 03,,,, 2010: 13)
మొత్తం మెయిల్ గార్డ్ ఖాళీలు : 21 - ( 2009 & 2010) (అన్ని డివిజన్ లకు కలిపి)
డి. ఆర్ ఖాళీలు : 6
డి.పి కోటా : 15
అన్ ఫిల్డ్ ఖాళీలు : 10
వ్రాత పరీక్ష తేది : 06-03-2011
డివిజన్ వారీగా వున్న ఖాళీలు రీజియన్ ఆఫీసు నుండి వివరంగా త్వరలో తెలియ జేయ బడును.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BPMs NEWLY SELECTED
గూడూర్ డివిజన్ లో క్రింది బి.ఓ లలో బి.పి.ఎం ఖాళీలకు ఇంటర్వ్యు జరిగినది.
1.పెనుబర్తి బి.ఓ., గుండవోలు ఎస్.ఓ - (ఎస్.టి కేటగిరి)
శ్రీ. డి. వెంకటేష్ (402 మార్కులు - హిందీ కాకుండా), (వెంకటేశ్వరపురం, నెల్లూరు)
2. కయ్యూరు బి.ఓ., బంగారుపేట ఎస్.ఓ., - ( ఓ.సి. కేటగిరి)
శ్రీ.డి.వెంకటేశ్వర్లు (455 మార్కులు - హిందీ కాకుండా), (చాగణం, సైదాపురం మండలం)
నూతనం గా సెలెక్ట్ కాబడిన పై బి.పి.ఎం లకు గూడూర్ డివిజన్ ఎన్.ఎఫ్.పి.యి తరపున శుభాకాంక్షలు.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
PROTEST AGAINST PRIVATIZATION IN PAKISTHAN - NEWS
Pakistan Post : Employees stage protest against privatization
KARACHI: A large number of postal employees staged a demonstration at II Chundrigar Road on Wednesday to protest against proposals to privatize the Pakistan Post Office.
The Postal Action Committee for Anti-privatization, an alliance of different unions, organized the demonstration. It has planned to hold more such protests.
Syed Akhtar Ahmed and Syed Qamar Abbas Zaidi, central leaders of the Postal Action Committee, while speaking to the employees, termed the proposed privatization an “economic genocide of 47,000 employees of the department.” They said that the state-run unit is the cheapest mode of postal services. They alleged that privatization was aimed at appeasing the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and vowed to resist such attempts.
The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with calls for stopping the privatization, allowing the department to introduce reforms, restructuring of the department in consultation with trade unions to modernize postal services and running the organization on modern lines.
The protesters also demanded a green signal from the government for using Post Office for distribution of funds under the Benazir Bhutto Income Support Programme, abolition of two postal ministries to reduce the financial burden and restriction on other courier services.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2011
Source: some other web pages
Friday, January 14, 2011
Flame your past in BHOGI
Invite new hopes and pleasures with SANKRANTHI
Enjoy KANUMA with all tastes
HAPPY PONGAL to all of YOU and your FAMILY MEMBERS
WELFARE BENEFITS FOR GDS - REVISED - DIRECTORATE ORDER
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi-110001
No. 19-3/2010-WL/Sports Dated: 13/01/2011
All Heads of Postal Circles.
Sub: Recommendations of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) Committee.
As a follow up of the recommendations made in Nataraja Murthi Committee Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks, it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to make the following changes in existing Welfare Schemes of Department in regards to their applicability to Gramin Dak Sevaks:-
Name of the Welfare Scheme
Existing Provision/ Amount of financial Assistance
Revised Provision/Amount of financial Assistance
Death occurring due to enemy action in war or border skirmishes or action against militants, terrorists, extremist etc.
Nutritional diet to the GDS suffering from tuberculosis:
a) Indoor treatment --
b) Outdoor treatment --
Rs. 200/- p.m.
Rs. 100/- p.m.
Rs. 400/- p.m.
Rs. 200/- p.m.
Financial Assistance in case of prolonged and serious illness / major surgeries
Scholarship and book award scheme
At present GDS are treated on par with regular Govt. Servants
To ensure better coverage for GDS, their wards be granted relaxation by 10% marks as in case of SCs/STs and OBCs in so far as grant book award is concerned.
*Note: Payable from the Circle welfare Fund, only in cases in which last rites of decided Postal Employees are performed by brothers or sisters or near relatives in the absence of any other next of kin (Ref. No. 1-17/97-WL&Sports dated 17.09.1997)
2. The above changes are applicable subject to fulfillment of other terms and conditions laid down from time to time on the above issues.
3. This will take effect from the date of its issue.
Sd/- Yours faithfully,
1. DDG (Estt.) With reference to his note No. 6-1/2006-PE-II dated 14.01.2010 for information and further necessary action.
2. Shri S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union,
1st Floor, Padamnagar, PO Building, Malka Ganj, Delhi-110007
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