Friday, September 13, 2013

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w filling up of vacant posts of HSG-I (IP Line0 cadre.

No. CHQ/IPASP/HSG-I/2013                                         Dated :  13/9/2013

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

Subject : Filling up of vacant posts of HSG-I (IP Line) cadre.

Respected Madam,

               I would like to bring to your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 23/4/2013 regarding filling up of vacant posts of HSG-I (IP Line) cadre. The Department has issued orders vide Memo No. 04-44/2012-SPB.II dated 18th April, 2013 permitting circles to fill up the vacant posts of HSG-I in Post Offices and RMS Offices on the basis of existing recruitment rules, as amendments of revised Rules of HSG-I have not been approved by DOP&T and UPSC. Directorate vide letter No. 04-20/2013-SPB.II dated 25th June 2013 has clarified that they never issued any instructions to the Circles that DPC meeting should not be held for filling up HSG-I posts in SBCO and CO as per the provisions of existing Recruitment Rules of these cadres.

              It is seen from the above memo that department has overlooked the fact that there exist HSG-I in IP line as well. No orders have been issued to fill the vacancies in HSG-I held by IP line officials thereby further eroding the promotional prospects of Inspectors causing frustration amongst the Inspectors cadre.  

      The Department has no any concrete steps to implant the accepted recommendations of the Second Cadre Review Committee also even after more than two decades. It is therefore in the interests of this cadre that the present cadre strength should be maintained and any attempt to reduce the cadre strength at HSG-I level without taking into account the declining promotional avenues of the Inspectors cadre would be detrimental to the interests of this cadre. It is apparent from the return of file by DOP&T that the proposed creation of separate cadre of Postmasters and that too by amalgamating the share of Inspectors cadre and General line had disturbed the subtle equation between the General line and Inspectors line and creates more problems to the administration than respite that could be visualized at present.

      This Association is of the view that there is no need to seek any further clarification from DOP&T to fill the IP line vacancies of HSG-I particularly when these are to be filled on old recruitment rules which are otherwise common for that purpose and sanctioned posts. There should also be no mention about referring the matter to DOP&T in the said memo rather Circle should be given clear instructions to fill the vacant post of IP line too simultaneously but unfortunately this has not taken place.   

       It is therefore requested to kindly issue instructions to all Circles to fill all the vacant post of HSG-I (IP Line) on the same analogy as given in the case of HSG-I General line. If any change is still felt to be necessary in the interest of better efficiency, it would be only fit and proper that association may be consulted before revising the recruitment rules and resubmitting file to DOP&T. 
               An early action in the matter is requested.   

               With respectul regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

No comments:

Post a Comment