Monday, May 13, 2013

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w non holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre in 2012.

No. CHQ/IPASP/DPC/2012                                                    dated 13/5/2013

Ms. P. Gopinath,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi  - 110 001.

Subject :  After effects of non-timely convening of DPCs for the promotion to PS Gr. ‘B’ cadre.  

Ref.       :  Dte. No. 9-23/2012-SPG dated 22/4/2013

Respected Madam, 

          This Association wishes to appreciate the Directorate’s move for conducting supplementary DPC for the vacancy year 2012-13 but at the same time raises concern for non-convening of same in the year 2012 for vacancy year 2011-2012. Department usually holds supplementary DPC for the left out vacancies of a given year, amongst the extended zone of consideration.

2.       Unfortunately, this could not happen in the year 2012 for the vacancy year 2011-2012 for the reasons best known to those entrusted with this specific job. As a result, the officers in the line of consideration of extended zone were deprived of their legitimate rights and benefits i.e. promotion against the vacancy year 2011-2012. This has further led to losing away seniority of 23 senior most ASPs by making way for the approved officers in LDCE 2012. In this way, great injustices have been done to these senior officers and were discriminated without their fault. Had the supplementary DPC convened in the year 2012 as was being done every year, names of 23 senior most ASPs would have been approved for Group “B” cadre against the vacancy year 2011- 2012 and would have certainly positioned at their appropriate place in the seniority list.

3.       Thus, it is imperative to rectify the omission by revising the seniority of all those affected 23 ASPs likely to had been considered and approved in Supplementary DPC in 2012, by placing them above the officials approved in LDCE 2012 i.e. K.Harikrishna Prasad of AP and also those who denied their elevations in 2011-12 or were not considered by DPC in 2011 being not fit i.e  above Debabrata Bhattachertjee. The position was earlier brought to the notice of directorate vide letter of even number dated 5-11-2012. (Copy enclosed).

4.       Furthermore, department is aware of the undergoing critical positions of circles due to shortage of JTS/STS manpower, adversely effecting the implementations of many upcoming projects. In Punjab Circle 80%, Haryana 50%, Maharashtra 75%, Gujrat 50% Group “A” post are lying vacant and PS Group “B” officers are officiating against these posts creating resultant vacancies in Group “B” and imbalances thereof. Besides, impending retirements are increasingly creating vacuum both in Group “A” and “B” cadre. At the same time, promotees on promotion are being posted at far flung stations, prompted them to refuse their bite, thereby widening/aggravating the shortage further.  

5.       This Association is of the view that powers to downgrade temporarily Group ‘A’ post to Group ‘B’ be delegated to Circles head and it would be in the fitness of things, if HOC are directed to fill up these posts from Group B officers only till availability of Group A officer and further action be taken to repatriate Gr. B officers to their parent circles against the resultant vacancies. This would also save the Department from the wrath of DoP&T in terms of intermittent ad-hoc arrangements. In this way uniformity can be possibly maintained which is presently lacking.   

          Hoping for a positive response on both the above points at the earliest.

Yours sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

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