Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Government of India
Ministry of Communications &IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan,Parliament Street
New Delhi-110001
Dated 26.08.2010

Chief Postmasters General
Postmasters General
General Manager Finance
Director of Accounts Postal

Sub: Grant of Honorarium to the officials entrusted with the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) and payments of arrears to Gramin Dak Sevaks consequent on implementation of Recommendations of One-man Committee.


I am directed to refer to this office of even no. dated 21.12.2009 regarding rates of Honorarium for fixation of pay in revised scales consequent on implementation of recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission was communicated.

2. The demand of staff side for extension of the Honorarium rates to those officials entrusted with fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) and payment of arrears to Gramin Dak sevaks was engaging the attention of the department for quite some time past. Now, the Competent Authority in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing has approved grant honorarium to the officials entrusted with the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) and payment of arrears to Gramin Dak Sevaks consequent on implementation of recommendations of One-man Committee and in pursuance of the order no. 6-1/2008-PE.II dt. 09.10.2009. The rates of Honorarium applicable are as under:

(i) Fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)

Fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)as on 1.1.2006 by the OA of Divisional Office

Rs.5 for each Gramin Dak Sevak

Checking of fixation sheet by the Asstt. Supdt. of Post Offices/Inspector posts as the case may be
Rs.2 for each Gramin Dak Sevak

(i) Drawal of Arrears
Drawal of arrears of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)and entry in the original Bill.
Rs.1 for entry for each Gramin Dak Sevak for each month.

Checking of drawal of Arrears and entry in the original Bill by the supervisors in the HO/HRO
Rs.1 for each Gramin Dak Sevak

Post Check of the drawal by Pre- Check unit
Rs. 2 per case.

3. The honorarium is applicable to such case where the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) has been found to be certified as correct by the Postal Accounts office. The Honorarium shall not be applicable, where the fixation of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) was done irregularly and paid erroneously.

4. The Prescribed ceiling on grant of Honorarium has to be kept in view while payment of Honorarium and on no account should it exceed the prescribed Ceiling.

5. The Expenditure for payment of Honorarium has to be met within the Budget Grant provided for the year.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary no. 188/FA/10/CS Dated 25.08.2010.


(K. Rameswara Rao)
Assistant Director General (Estt)

Smt.Karuna Pillai CPMG Gujarat circle is transferred and posted as Chief postmaster General Andhra pradesh circle in place of Sri K.V. Sunder Rajan who was transferred and posted as CPMG Jarkhand circle. Smt Karuna Pillai has assumed charge as CPMG AP circle on 28-08-2010.

Friday, August 27, 2010

General Secretary has sought periodical meeting with Secretary (Posts) to discuss the following matters:
Agenda for the periodical Meeting

Item No. 01: -

Upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs 4200/- to Rs 4600/- w.e.f 01.01.2006

It was noted by the VI CPC in para 2.2.19 that “a large number of anomalies were created due to the placement of Inspectors/ equivalent posts in CBDT/ CBEC and Assistants/ Personal Assistants of CSS/ CSSS in the scale of Rs 6500- 200- 10500. The scales of Rs 5500-175-9000 and Rs 6500-200-10500, in any case, had to be merged to resolve these anomalies.”

It was recommended by the VI CPC in para 7.15.13 that “ The posts of Inspectors and equivalent exist in CBDT as well as CBEC. The fifth CPC had recommended the scale of Rs 5500-9000 for these posts. The pay scale of these posts was, however, upgraded to Rs 6500-10500. Demands have been received from other posts existing in the scale of Rs 5500-9000 in these two boards seeking similar dispensation. The Commission has recommended merger of the pay scales of Rs 5000-8000, Rs 5500-9000 and Rs 6500-10500 which will automatically meet this demand. Hence, no specific recommendation on demands seeking such upgradation is being made.”

Above recommendations of the Sixth CPC were accepted by the Govt of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide Resolution dated 29th August 2008.

Now again, anomaly has been created by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) by revising the Grade Pay of Inspectors in CBDT/CBEC w. e. f. 01-01-2006. Hence, Grade Pay of Inspector, Posts should also be revised from Rs 4200 to Rs 4600 w.e.f 01.01.2006.

Item No. 02: -

Holding of DPC for regular promotion in PS Group ‘B’ cade for the year 2010 & 2011

Above matter was taken up by the Association vide letter no. CHQ/ AIA/ 06/ 2010 dated 06.07.2010 which was acknowledged by the Department vide No. 104/ SR/ Union/ 10 dated 08.07.2010.

Postal Directorate has called for ACRs and vigilance clearance reports from all Circles for the year 2010 only and no action has been initiated by the Postal Directorate so far for the year 2011. Hence, it is requested to kindly finalize the DPC for year 2010 at the earliest and initiate action for holding of DPC for the year 2011.

Item No. 03:-

Non- counting of promotion earned through examination in MACP scheme

Memos issued by various Circles have revealed that promotion earned through examination has been counted while granting II/ III ACP to Inspectors/ ASPs. Many ASPs have not been granted III ACP due to entry in service in Postman/ Mail Guard/ PA/ SA cadre or grant of TBOP before promotion in to Inspector, Posts cadre. If, their promotion earned through examination is ignored, they will get III ACP on completion of 10 years continuous service in ASP Grade. Many officers are working continuously as ASP for a period of more than 10 years and have not got any promotion. Hence, the case may be taken up with the Nodal Department.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Supplementary list of PS Group B Promotion for the vacancy year 2009.

Postal Directorate has issued orders promoting 21 IP line officers to PS Group B grade. Copy of the order is furnished below:
Copy of DG Posts Order No. 9-81/2009-SPG dated 13.08.2010.
Subject : Promotion and posting in Postal Service Group ‘B’ grade for the vacancy year 2009.

The Director General (Posts) is pleased to appoint the following Inspector’s line officials on regular basis in Postal Service Group ‘B’ grade in the scale of PB-2, Rs 9300-34800/- with Grade Pay 4800/- with effect from the date of assumption of charge and until further orders.
2. The officers on promotion to Postal Service Group ‘B’ grade are allotted to the Circles mentioned against each:
Sl. No. Name of the officer
S/Shri Whether SC/ST Circle Circle allotted
1. SREEKANTA KAR                                       ORISSA                       WEST BENGAL
2. ABHIJIT BHATTACHRYA                           WEST BENGAL          WEST BENGAL
3. DEBYENDU ROY                                         WEST BENGAL          WEST BENGAL
4. ARUN KUMAR JHA                                     BIHAR                         BIHAR
5. G.MOHANA PRASAD                                  KERALA                     KERALA
6. R.R.ALI                                                          MAHARASHTRA       MAHARSHTRA
7. K.M.KUMTHEKAR                                      MAHARSHTRA          MAHARSHTRA
8. NIRODE CHANDRA BHOWMIK               ASSAM                        ASSAM
9. BINOD BIHARI MANDAL                          WEST BENGAL          WEST BENGAL
10. P.K.HARIDAS                                            KERALA                      KERALA
11. ASIT BARAN SAHOO                              WEST BENGAL           WEST BENGAL
12. B.D.KULKARNI                                        MAHARASHTRA        MAHARASHTRA
13. MD.ABDUL JALIL SARKAR                   ASSAM                         ASSAM
14. J.M.RATHWA   (ST)                                 GUJARAT                     GUJARAT
15. K.SOORAPPAN (ST)                               TAMILNADU               DELHI
16. JASKARAM SINGH (SC)                        PUNJAB                        PUNJAB
17. HIRA LAL BITHA(SC)                             BIHAR                           BIHAR
18. NARSI RAM REGAR(SC)                        RAJASTHAN                DELHI
19. JIRAMAN DEEP(SC)                               ORISSA                        WEST BENGAL
20. HARI SINGH (SC)                                    UTTARA PRADESH    UTTARAPRADESH
21. AJAY Kr. KALSA (SC)                            WEST BENGAL           WEST BENGAL

General Secretary congratulates all the above members.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Broad Band connection to Sub Dns.

Postal Directorate has issued orders for provision of Broad Band connection to all 1914 Sub Divisions. A sum of Rs 2500 has been allotted to each Sub Dn. The connection should be given before 31.8.2010.

Induction Training to Surplus qualified IPs.

Induction training for all surplus qualified IP candidates will commence from 06.9.2010 at PTC Vadodara.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Up-gradation of Grade Pay to the cadre of Inspector Posts

No.CHQ/1ASP/SCPC                                                                                 Dated: 09-08-2010

            Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy
 Director General,
            Department of Posts,
            Dak Bhawan,  New Delhi-110001

Sub:   Up-gradation of Grade Pay to the cadre of Inspector Posts – regarding.

Ref:    Postal Directorate No. 4-12/2009-PCC dated 22-03-2010.

Respected Madam,

            This association submitted six representations requesting the Department to upgrade the Grade Pay of Inspector, Posts on par with Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC and Assistants in CSS.  Last representation was submitted on 24-06-2010.  The Department had detailed discussions with our association on several occasions.  Department was good enough having considered our case sympathetically and submitted the file to the Ministry of Finance duly recommended but the Ministry of Finance returned the file with observation that there is post of ASP in between Inspector Posts and PS Group ‘B’ whereas no such promotional post is available in the CBDT/CBEC & CSS and hence the post of Inspector Posts is not comparable with Inspectors, Income Tax/Excise& Customs. 

2.         We had detailed discussions with the DDG (Estt) on 05-04-2010 and during the discussions, it was agreed to merge the post of Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendent Posts and make it comparable with the post of Inspector CBDT/CBEC.  Now, it is more than 4 months have elapsed but the proposal has not been materialized so for.  It has become a burning issue in all our circle conferences and our members are very much dejected and frustrated.

3.         In order to keep the post attractive,   it is required to upgrade the Grade Pay of Inspector Posts on par with Inspector, CBDT/CBEC.  It is further brought to your kind notice that due to implementation of MACP scheme, even the Postman has got the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- and the Postal /Sorting Assistant has got the Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-.  Now, new entrant in the cadre of Inspector Posts is getting less pay than a Postman who is being supervised by the Inspector Posts.  It is not a healthy trend to have a defective command and control structure in the Department of Posts. 

4.         It is urged to take immediate steps to revise Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- so that the anomaly created by the 6th CPC be removed to some extent and render justice to our cadre.
With profound regards,

 Yours faithfully,

General Secretary

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Roop Chand,General Secretary
All India Association of IPs/ASPs


E mail ID : roopchand2010@yahoo.com

Office Address: ASP, Speed Post Centre, New Delhi-110001.

CHQ Address: Qtr.No.12, P&T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi-110054.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR schemes stands withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.2008 consequent upon implementation of MACP

Copy of letter No. 25-5/2010-PE.I dated 19.07.2010 of Department of Posts is furnished below:

Sub: - Reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR schemes stands withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.2008 consequent upon implementation of MACP.

The undersigned is directed clarify the position in respect of reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR schemes w.e.f 01.09.2008 during periodical Establishment Reviews consequent upon implementation of MACP and withdrawal of TBOP/BCR Schemes as under:

“Consequent on implementation of time Bound One Promotion (TBOP) Scheme and Biennial Cadre Review (BCR) Scheme, Department of Posts had imposed cuts of 5% in operative staff and 15% in supervisory staff w.e.f 30.11.1983 under TBOP Scheme and later on, additional cuts of 1% in operative staff and 5% in supervisory staff were introduced w.e.f. 01.10.1991 under BCR Scheme. These cuts were introduced as measure of matching savings to offset the financial implications on account of grant of financial upgradations to staff and for obtaining additional productivity. The number of posts reduced under this matching savings/productivity provisions were kept in view at the time of periodical reviews or establishment of augmentation proposals.

The said TBOP and BCR Schemes have now been withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.20087 consequent upon implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP). Consequently, the number of operative/supervisory posts existing as on 01.09.2008 will be taken into consideration for the purpose of periodical reviews or augmentation proposals of Post Offices establishment. Thus, provisions relating to reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR Schemes stand also withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.2008.”

This issues with the approval of Secretary (P)

(Raj Kumar)
Director (Estt. & DE)

Latest position on Grade Pay

Latest Position about Grade Pay to IP

Visited Postal Directorate on 03.08.10 along with Shri.S.Ravi former CHQ Treasurer and met Director General (Posts) , DDG (Est.) and DDG(P) and had discussion on merger of posts of IP & ASP and revision of higher Grade Pay to IP. The file is with Joint Secretary & FA. The file will be put up to Postal Services Board after clearance by JS& FA.

Supplementary DPC for Group B

Supplementary DPC for promotion to PS Group B for the year 2009 has been held on 23.7.2010. Promotion cum allotment orders for around 22 IP/ASP is likely to be issued very soon.

IP/PS Group B examination result

The result of IP exam held on 3 - 5.1.2010 is expected by the end of this month. After announcement of IP result, It will take another few months for release of Group B examination result.

Induction Training for Surplus qualified IPs & Direct IPs

Lists of Surplus IP qualified candidates for the year 2008 and additional qualified candidates for the year 2007 have been released by the Directorate. Induction training for these candidates will be started during the month of October 2010.

Circle News

The Circle Conference of Maharashtra Circle was held at Nagpur on 3 & 4 .7.2010. GS attended the conference. Shri. Mukund Badwe, Offg. AD(Estt & Mail), R.O. Mumbai and Shri. Vilas Ingale ASP(Phil), C.O. Mumbai have been elected as Circle President and Circle Secretary respectively. CHQ congratulate the new Circle Body and extends its full co-operation.

The 39th Circle conference of Tamilnadu circle was held at Thanjavur on 5 & 6.8.2010. GS  attended the conference. Shri.M.Balakrishnan, ASP, R.O, Madurai and Shri. S. Rajendra Babu ASP, Salem East Sub Dn. have been unanimously elected as Circle President & Circle Secretary respectively.                        G.S congratulates the newly elected Circle Body and extends its full co-operation .