Friday, 5 February 2016

DEAR GRADE POST MASTERS AND POSTAL SUPERVISORS,


IT IS DECIDED TO CONDUCT A MEETING WITH ALL POSTAL SUPERVISORS(LSG/HSG) AND GRADE POST MASTERS, IRRESPECTIVE OF UNION/ASSOCIATION, AT VIJAYAWADA ON 21.02.2016(SUNDAY) TO DISCUSS VARIOUS PROBLEMS BEING FACED BY SUPERVISORS AND GRADE POST MASTERS.  ALL ARE INVITED AND FEEL FREE TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON VARIOUS PROBLEMS i.e. RECOMMENDATIONS OF 7CPC, PROMOTIONS etc.,


Monday, 25 January 2016

DIRECTORATE ISSUED INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL CIRCLES ON IRREGULAR FIXING OF BUSINESS HOURS


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

PROMOTION AND POSTING OF SAG OF IPOS GROUP-A TO HAG OF IPOS GROUP-A

Saturday, 16 January 2016

PPF, NSC RATES TO BE CUT

The government is set to reduce interest rates on small savings products such as public provident fund and National Savings Certificate over the next few days - a move that will impact returns on your bank fixed deposits but also pave the way for banks to pare lending rates in the coming months and reduce the EMI burden. 


The new formula will see small savings rates linked to returns on government securities of comparable maturity, with the reduction expected to be up to 50 basis points (100 basis points equal a percentage point). The finance ministry is finalizing product-specific rates and sources said the impact would be higher in case of maturity period of less than five years. There are indications that senior citizens and women will be protected with products such as the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana spared the the axe, at least for the moment. 

The new rates are expected to be notified over the next few days with the government set to announce quarterly revision instead of an annual reset, which is the norm currently, sources said. 

Banks are expected to follow the small savings rate cut with lower fixed deposit rates, which over a period of a few months may translate into lower lending rates. In the past, lenders have been reluctant to pass on the benefit of lower rates to borrowers. 

The Reserve Bank of India and banks have been seeking a reduction in small savings rates, arguing that PPF and other products offered higher returns when compared with fixed deposits, resulting in a flight of funds to the government schemes. 

As a result, banks have been forced to maintain higher deposit rates, making it difficult for them to pass on the benefits of lower policy rates. Bankers have said higher small savings rates have meant that lending rates have been cut by a lower extent compared to RBI's policy rate reduction of 125 basis points last year. 


Although the move may trigger a fall in returns on your savings, it is seen as a reform move by the government, which recently announced a plan to end subsidies to the high-income segment. The reduction also comes at a time when the middle class has become more comfortable investing in debt and equity mutual funds, which over the past decade have emerged as an attractive savings tool. 

COURTESY: SAPOST

BSNL OFFERS FREE MISSED CALL ALERT(MCA) SERVICE TO IT'S ALL MOBILE USERS

RURAL ICT SOLUTION TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS - A ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL FINANCIAL NEEDS TO RURAL PEOPLE

Launch of the Rural ICT project of the Department by handing over the solar powered, biometric hand-held devices with connectivity along with the application software to Gramin Dak Sewaks from three pilot Circles viz Bihar, UP and Rajasthan on 28th Dec 2015

Benefits of Hand-held device to the rural citizen 

  1. Electronic transactions- Booking and delivery of Speed Post, registered mail, money orders, sale of stamps and postal stationery will be done through these devices and paper receipt shall be generated 
  2. instantaneously thereby eliminating chances of overcharging and other problems associated with manual transactions. Savings Bank deposits & withdrawals, PLI/RPLI premium deposits and loan/claim payments will also be done electronically on these devices. 
  3. Immediate uploading of transaction data and financial reconciliation- Using mobile connectivity, data pertaining to all transactions done on the hand-held devices shall be uploaded onto the central server. E-Money order will reach the destination post office instantaneously unlike present day where the money order is digitized at the nearest computerized Post Office and leads to delay in delivery. All financial transactions shall also be reconciled immediately without any manual intervention and Cash on Delivery amount collected in the village shall be immediately credited to the account of e-Commerce Company. Similarly the artisans would be able to fulfill e-commerce orders and receive immediate payment for their sold products online. This will have a positive impact on the overall economy of the villages. 
  4. Automatic track and trace- Speed Post and Registered letters/parcels and money remittances will be trackable at the Branch Post Office level and booking/delivery information will also be uploaded to central server immediately. 
  5. Fraud and leakage elimination- As Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance transactions will be done on a real-time basis and through immediate generation of receipt and voice message, chances of fraud would be eliminated. Biometric authentication of MNREGS and social security beneficiaries at the time of pay-out would also reduce leakage in the schemes 
  6. Post Offices as Common Service Centres- Branch Post Offices shall be able to work as Common Service Centres and offer services such as Railway Reservation, online bill payment for electricity and water utilities, mobile and DTH recharge, insurance policy premium payments & transactions for partner banks/insurance companies/mutual funds etc
COURTESY: POTOOLSBLOG

MATURITY VALUES OF DIFFERENT SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES

CBI FILES CASE AGAINST POST MASTER OF SATIVADA

FEEDBACK TO THE GDS(GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS) COMMITTEE

MAKHARA SANKRANTHI WISHES TO ALL POSTAL SUPERVISORS AND POST MASTERS AND ALL VIEWERS OF THE BLOG.


TRANSFERS/POSTINGS IN THE CADRE OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE GROUP-A

TRANSFERS/POSTINGS IN THE CADRE OF JTS/STS OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE GROUP-A

TRANSFERS/POSTINGS IN THE CADRE OF SAG OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE GROUP-A

Friday, 8 January 2016

Declaration of probation of Postmaster Grade-1 officials


Friday, 1 January 2016

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY 
 VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 
              NEW YEAR 2016

Thursday, 31 December 2015

REDESIGNATION OF POST OF HSG-I HEAD CLERK, SBCO


Wednesday, 30 December 2015

SB ORDER 17/2015

STRENGTHENING ESTABLISHMENT OF SINGLE HANDED BRANCH POST OFFICES - ORDER DATED 17.12.2015

CONSTITUTION OF A GDS COMMITTEE - ORDER DATED 21.12.2015

SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF A DECEASED CASUAL LABOURER ENGAGED ON OR BEFORE 01.09.1993 ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS TO GDS POSTS

REVIEW OF EXISTING PROVISIONS FOR FILLING UP OF VACANT GDS POSTS (OTHER THAN GDS BPM)

SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF A DECEASED GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING ADDITIONAL RELIEF ON DEATH/DISABILITY OF GOVT. SERVANTS COVERED BY NPS

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

DEAR POSTAL SUPERVISORS AND POST MASTER CADRE OFFICIALS




MEETING with Department To Upgrade the Recmondations of 7th C.P.C.



Dear Friends,

As per the programme ,Today in Dak Bhawan there was an Important Meeting took place to discuss the impacts of Recomondations of 7th CPC.

I have put the Demands and Suggestions before the Postal Service Board very Strongly and with a positive logical fullfilment.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT SECRETARY(POSTS) AND ENTIRE POSTAL SERVICE BOARD SHOWED THEIR POSITIVENESS AND AGREED TO TAKE-UP THE MATTER WITH MINISTERY TO UPGRADE THE GP OF POSTMASTER CADRE AS WELL AS SR. POST MASTER LIKE GROUP'B'

THE FOLLOWING POINTS ARE DISCUSSED POSITIVELY IN THE MEETING:-----

With reference to 7th CPC report, this is to bring to your kind notice that 7th CPC has ignored
completely the newly created Postmaster Cadre and LSG/HSG supervisory structure in operative 
 side. It is to intimate that IPO and LSG cadre official were in the same pay structure during the 4th 

CPC. Though the recruitment procedure changed to one cadre the duties and responsibilities of 



Postmaster/Supervisor have enormously increased with introduction of computerisation in the post 
 
offices. It is felt by the cadre that neither department, nor CPC has taken any consideration for the 
 
changes being made in the department.




Though the department has agreed for cadre restructuring after the 6th CPC, the
recommendations agreed and approved by unions/associations have remained in liquid state till
date and no action has been initiated in this direction before 7th CPC, neither the department, nor 
 7th CPC has recommended any revision of pay structure for Postmaster Cadre/LSG-HSG
Supervisors.


The 7th CPC has recommended 5400 grade pay to Group B cadre and forgot to note
that the Sr. Postmaster also belongs to Group B and his/her grade pay also must be fixed at
5400 instead of 4800.

In a broad sense, the officials wait for the CPCs to project their issues to Government
through departments to improve their pay structures/promotions with respect to the change of work 
 brought in the departments during the previous CPC to present CPC. Though the Department of 
 
posts has increased and introduced many products and changed the savings bank structure for 
 
last 20 years, no improvement has been brought in the promotion and pay structure in the operative 
 
side. 

The operative staff have felt that some changes would definitely come in the post offices with the introduction of Postmaster Cadre in their promotions and pay structure. The Postmaster Cadre has definitely improved and uplifted the post offices when compared before the introduction of the cadre and failed to gain anything to project their achievements due to lack of interest in the cadre in the existing unions.


This association feels that this is the only department where there is no differentiation has
been made between the previous cadre to promotion cadre in the pay structure but increases the responsibilities enormously for the officials and, hence, lot of promotions have been denied by the officials and posts remained vacant for years and officials are not willing to take-up the promotion position due to lack of charm in occupying the promoted post.

This association salutes to the person who has thought of introducing the Postmaster
Cadre to fill up atleast 1/3rd of Postmaster posts through direct examination to improve the post offices and promotion avenues to Postal Assistants. It is requested to continue the same spirit and grow up the brain child, postmaster cadre of department and request the following grade pay structure to postmasters/supervisors to uplift the morality in the officials:


Cadre                                            Grade Pay                              Remarks

Sr Postmaster                                    5400                   As Recommended  for Group B

Postmaster Gr II I/ HSG I               4800

Postmaster Gr II / HSG II               4600

Postmaster Gr I / LSG                     4200
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With reference to 7th CPC report, this Association has to submit to your kind notice some of
the logical and scientifical demands for LSG-HSG and Post Master cadre:-


1. We already demanded Rs26000 minimum pay as per akroyd formula and it was rejected
by the 7th CPC. As a result the 6th CPC pay itself is higher than 7th CPC recommended pay after due 

deductions. So Minimum pay should be fixed atleast Rs 21000/- To derive that from the pay 
Rs7000/- to 21000 fitment formula need to be changed 3. Every employee should be allowed to 
multiply with the fitment formula 3.




2. Vide para 11.22.42 of 7th CPC, CISF, SSB, CRPF, CPMF cadres are working on
Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year either by compensated with 2 months extra pay or by 60 

days extra EL per year plus 7 days extra CL. But our postal operative officials are working on 
Saturdays throughout the year without any compensation. It is not at all reflected in any Para of 
the 7th CPC report and it may kindly be stressed hard while demand extra pay than any other cadres.
When other cadres are compensated for working weekends, we are working 52 extra days per year 

without any compensation.  



3
. Postmaster /LSG cadres are one among the severely victimized cadre by the
recommendations of 7th CPC. But no other recognized unions have objected the same till now and 

didn’t raise their voice for PM/LSG cadres. Till 4th CPC IP/LSG officials were at same pay scale, LSG/ 
PM cadre exam syllabus also almost same but partiality is being maintained till now from 5th CPC. 
LSG/PM cadre officials are also acting as disciplinary/ sub appointing authorities like IP cadre in 
many offices. We are working 52 days extra per year than IP too. By mentioning above and by 
merging Postmaster Grade I/II and LSG/HSG II, G.P Rs4600/- may kindly be fixed for LSG/PM 
Grade officials.




4. As like yearly 3% increment, for promotion also just 3% increment was fixed. As
a result no one shall opt promotion here after; entire machinery of Government sector shall
be paralyzed. Simply young talents shall remain silent without indenting for promotion by getting 

yearly increments resulting huge loss for the department. To differentiate from the yearly increment, 
for promotions 2 increments or minimum Rs5000 hike may kindly be given and be placed with next 
level of Pay matrix.




5. 7th CPC allowed postmaster cadre officials to participate in the 75% of LDCE Sr.PM
posts along with IP cadre. But to maintain the operative/ administrative hierarchy, all the operative 

Sr.PM posts shall be given to Postmaster/LSG cadre. As like PS Group B exam 5 yrs LSG/PM 
cadre officials should be allowed to appear Sr.PM exams. Operative staffs may kindly be dealt with 
operative cadre and administrative staffs may kindly be dealt with administrative cadre.




6. Due to higher responsibilities and duties of supervisory cadre, than operative
cadre, supervisors MACP I/II/III should be upgraded in 8/16/24 years of service respectively. 


7. Because of the risks with New Pension Scheme only, it is not extended to Defense
soldiers and MP/MLAs. So other government employees are also not ready to take those risks. So 

New pension scheme should be abolished and old statutory pension scheme should again be extended 
to all.




8. 7th CPC doesn’t say anything about financial/supervisory powers of LSG/PM cadres.
So financial powers upto Rs1000 may kindly be fixed. Sub appointing and disciplinary authority 

powers may kindly be restored with all LSG units and Postmaster cadre offices.




9. For Health group insurance, premium amount may kindly be fixed at par with reputed
health insurance provider-premium amount for cash less treatment to the CG employees and
their dependents.


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7th CPC Recommendation
    Suggestion by AIAPS 
Commission has included Postal Assistant (PA) in existing hierarchy of Postmaster Cadre as per para no. 11.08.16
Which is totally erroneous as hierarchy of Postal Assistant is already mentioned in para no. 11.08.22
While mentioning  the method of filling of Postmaster Cadre Grade II, III & Sr. Postmaster, it is mentioned postman.

A huge typographical mistake by written as Postman instead of Postmaster
Commission has mentioned the method of filling of Postmaster Grade II & III by LDCE (Limited Departmental Competitive Exam).
While as per recruitment rules method of filling is as under.
Senior Postmaster-
25 percent from Postmaster Gr.III with 2 years’ experience by DPC.
75 percent LDCE from IPOs with 6 years’ experience.
Post Master Gr.III-
100% Promotion through DPC
Post Master Gr.II-
100% Promotion through DPC
Post Master Gr.I-
LDCE from PAs with 5 years’ experience.
Commission recommends permission to Postmaster Grade II & III to appear for LDCE along with Inspector (Posts) for the balance 75 percent of the Senior Postmasters’ posts
It is injustice for Postmaster Grade II & III that they have to compete with Inspector of Posts for Sr. Postmaster (Group B) Cadre, but for filling of 75 percent posts of Superintendent (Posts) Postmaster Gr.II & III cannot appear LDCE along with Inspector (Posts). It is requested either give permission to Postmaster Gr II & III to appear in LDCE for the post of superintendent (post) or remove Inspector (Posts) at the time of filling of 75 percent posts of Sr. Postmaster by LDCE.

Commission has upgraded the post of Superintendent from GP 4800 to GP 5400 as per para no. 11.8.21 while its parallel post of Sr. Postmaster remains same.
It is recommended that the grade pay of Sr. Postmaster must be upgraded to 5400 instead of 4800. Simultaneously grade pay of Postmaster Gr.III upgraded to 4800 instead of 4600, grade pay of Postmaster Gr.II upgrade to 4600 instead of 4200 & grade pay of Postmaster Gr.I upgraded to 4200 instead of 2800.
As per para no. 11.8.19 of 7th CPC report the post of Inspector of Posts are filled by LDCE from Postal Assistant (5 years of qualifying service as per recruitment rules. While the Postmaster Gr.I & II the higher posts of postal assistant could not appear in LDCE for the post of Inspector (Posts).
It is truly recommended to give permission to Postmaster Gr.I to appear in LDCE for the post of Inspector (Posts) or upgrade the Grade Pay of Postmaster Gr.I to 4600 similar with Inspector(Posts) as per 7th CPC.



Postmaster cadre was introduced with a view to fight future challenges in operational level of department of posts mentioned in para no.2 of letter no. 4-17/2008-SPB-II dated 22.11.2010. If above mentioned requests will not be approved, the whole postmaster cadre will be demoralized & disappointing.



Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Dear Postal Supervisors and Post Master cadre officials

AIAPS had taken up the issue of granting better pay scales to General line supervisor as well as Post Master Cadre officials.  Our views as published in this blog along with opinions received from members  are consolidated by our General Secretary Shri Manoj Bharadwajji to present in the meeting to be held today in the Directorate. As all members demanded for GP 4200 for LSG/Gr.I PM; GP 4600 for HSG-II/Gr.II and GP 4800 for HSG-I/Gr.III officials, we have submitted valid reasons in our report.  Let us hope that both unions should also give support to our genuine demand.

Circle Secretary, AIAPS, A.P.Circle, Hyderabad
 

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