Monday, March 27, 2017

PM cadre restrucutre - Reply received from the directorate for the AIAPS cadre restructure letter

Dear Postmasters,

          For our continuous letters regarding cadre restructure, we have received the following reply from the postal directorate for our trade union letters.

       Once again para "F" of the cadre restructure bilateral agreement was conveyed to our association to implement the cadre restructure once other cadre restructures are completed.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bunching effect to Postmaster Grade I - FAQ

Query 1: During 31st Dec 2015, Postmaster Grade I and their PA batch mate might be in different grade pays viz., Rs.2800 and Rs.2400 respectively. Could bunching effect can be considered only if both government servants are in the same pay scale?

Reply : vide department of expenditure OM order no 1-6/2016-IC dated at New Delhi the 7th September 2016 Para 1, it was mentioned that where in revision of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two or more stages in pre-revised pay band and Grade pay or scale as the case may be, get fixed at same cell in the applicable Level in the new Pay matrix one additional increment shall be given for every two stages of bunched

As per the above para two government servants may be in any grade pay or scale, if senior had 3% basic pay difference than junior, then he is entitled to get bunching effect.

Query 2:Should Postmaster Grade I officials compare their pay with their PA batch match only?

7th Pay Commission: Can Narendra Modi government gift you higher allowances from April?  | New Delhi, March 21, 2017

All hope may not be lost for Central government employees who were expecting the government to make an announcement on higher allowances under the Seventh Pay Commission after the election season.
According to some media reports, the Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa may submit its report before the end of this month, giving a glimmer of hope to employees who can expect to get revised allowances from April.

The Committee on Allowances missed its earlier February 22 deadline for submitting its review report on the recommendations by the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances. 

Replying to a question on Seventh Pay Commission in Lok Sabha on March 10, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal had said the committee on higher allowances was yet to submit its report. The minister, however, added that deliberations with the committee were in the final stage.

Orrisa circle is started to release promotional orders under cadre restrucutre

Plick click here to view the orissa circle LSG promotion order under cadre restructure.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Model Letter to request bunching effect to Postmaster Grade I officers (Please modify as per your data)

From,                                       To,
        ________________                    The Senior Supdt of POs,     
        Postmaster Grade I,                     _________ Division,
        _______________S.O,                ___________(area with pincode).
        ________ Division.

Through Proper channel

Subject: Request to extend the bunching effect to my revised pay – reg
Reference: M.o.F, D.o.E OM no 1-6/2016-IC dated at New Delhi the 7th September 2016. (Copy is attached for quick reference)
Respected sir,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Article - Will Postmaster Grade officers get the bunching effect???

Dear Postmasters,

   No one has touched this issue so this article is published to the awareness of the Postmaster cadre officials. This article may only be applicable to the PAs recruited during the years 2006, 2007, and then passed the Postmaster Grade I exam during any of the years 2011, 2012, 2013,2014. Those officials have got their financial benefits like one notional increment and grade pay difference Rs.400(Rs.2800-Rs.2400) by the virtue of the Postmaster Grade examination. It is not applicable to the officials already got the MACPs and then joined as Postmaster Grade I.

  Though Postmasters are 5 years senior in the Grade pay Rs.2800 pay scale service, after MACP 1 some junior PAs have got the same pay in the revised pay after 7th pay commission in the pay scale Rs.2800. In no way 5 years service of senior can be nullified and fixed with the same pay of 5 years junior in the Rs.2800 grade pay scale. 

  So Postmaster Grade I officers shall be eligible to get one or two bunching effects as per the Department of Expenditure OM no 1-6/2016-IC dated at New Delhi 7th September 2016. The above said OM insists the following that in cases where in a revision of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two or more stages in pre-revised pay Band and Grade Pay or scale, as the case may be, get fixed at same cell in the applicable level in the new Pay Matrix, one additional increment shall be given for every two stages bunched and the pay of Government servant drawing higher pay in the pre-revised structure shall be fixed at the next vertical cell in the applicable level"

  The officials as per the conditions laid in the above para, shall be eligible to get one or two bunching effects as per the Department of Expenditure OM no 1-6/2016-IC dated at New Delhi 7th September 2016. But only condition is when compared in pre-revised pay(before 7th CPC) senior should have 3% more pay then junior to get one bunching.

Let me to explain further with illustrations.....

AIAPS - Tamilnadu Circle working committee resolutions

Dear Supervisors,

          AIAPS circle working committee was held at Chennai, divisional secretaries, circle office bearers, members and special invitees were attended the meeting from all over the circle. Special invitees were also cordially invited and graced that occasion. 

The following resolutions were passed in the CWC meeting.

1. 4200/4600/4800 Pay upgradation to PM 1/2/3 w.e.f 01.01.2016 from anomaly committee.
2. Immediate implementation of Postmaster Cadre restructure by enhancing the posts and upgrading the posts in the light of the same with Group C cadre restructure.
3. Officiating chances to all PM 2/3 posts from PM 1/2 officials instead of manning by senior PAs.
4. Immediate revision of FSC as per the office requirements.
5. Enhancement of financial powers to. LSG,HSG II, HSG I/PM 1,2,3 line viz 500,1000,1500.
6. Immediate passbook printer supply to all the offices having out dated 2005/2006 year PB printers.
7. Priodic condemnation of peripherals for weeding out to the effective implementation of Swachh Bharath.
8. Should stop the Negative interpretation of PM cadre recruitment rules. Allowing the PM cadre for PSS group B exams.
9. Immediate conducting of exams to PM 1 posts for the years 2015,2016,2017
10. While Group C cadre restructure, LSG posts should be accommodated within their divisions. Service conditions should be relaxed as one time measure.
11. Enrolling each and every supervisors under AIAPS. Unity sounds a lot.
12. All India PM seniority should be as per the feeder cadre merit list.
13. Immediate amendment of PSS Group B recruitment rules by allowing the PM cadre completed 5 years service.
14. Immediate conduction of DPC to the due MACP officials.
15. Dequaterization of post attached quarters if quarters are not in occupying condition.
16. Fair conduction of LDC and direct recruitment exams.

Some important photos are shared here to view by the members.

All India Association of Postal Supervisors,
Circle Secretary,
Tamilnadu Circle.

Postal dept sees 11% jump in revenue to Rs 13K Cr in FY 2016

The total revenue earned by Department of Posts (DoP) has grown over 11 per cent to about Rs 12,940 crore in 2015-16, Parliament was informed today.

DoP earned revenue of Rs 10,730.42 crore in 2013-14, which grew to Rs 11,635.98 crore in 2014-15 and further to Rs 12,939.79 crore in 2015-16, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Minutes of the Four Monthly meeting held by the Chief PMG with All India Association of Postal Supervisor (GL) on 23rd November 2016

Department of Posts
O/o the Chief Postmaster General, T.N. Circle, Chennai 600 002

Minutes of the Four Monthly meeting held by the Chief PMG with All India Association of Postal Supervisor (GL) in the Conference Hall of the O/o the Chief Postmaster General on 23rd Nov’16

The following were present:
Administration side
Union side
Dr. Charles Lobo, Chief PMG
K. Ayyavoo, Circle Secretary
V. Murugaiyan, GM (PA & F)
K. Kalimuthu, Postmaster Grade I, Subramaniapuram SO, Madurai Division
Sharda Sampath, PMG, WR

J.T. Venkateswarlu, PMG (M & BD)

A. Govindarajan, DPS (CCR)

A. Saravanan, DPS (HQ)

K. Somasundaram, DPS (M & BD)

The following items were discussed:

Pending Subject:

Subject No. 1 (01/08/16):