Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Reminder issued to Secretary (Posts) to issue instructions to DA (P) to draw GP Rs. 5400/- to incumbents working on Sr.Postmaster post
No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/GP-TPA/2016 Dated : 27/9/2016
Shri B. V. Sudhakar,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001.
Sub: Non drawal of Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- in pre-revised pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 as per the admissible pay band fixture to PS Group B officers working on the post of Sr. Postmaster.
IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention to its letter of even number dated 31/8/2016 vide which it was reported that most of the Director of Accounts (Postal) in the country has not drawn GP of Rs. 5400/- to the incumbents working on Sr. Postmaster post w. e. f. 1/1/2016.
In accordance with the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission and as accepted by the Govt. of India the pre-revised of Grade Pay of PS Group ‘B’ Officers has been revised from Rs.4800/ to Rs.5400/- in the pay scale of Rs.9300--34800 in PB-2 w.e.f. 01-01-2016.
It is pertinent to mention here that none of the officers presently working as Sr Postmasters were promoted in Sr Postmaster Cadre. Rather they were promoted in PS Group B Cadre. As such all the Group B officers presently working on the post of Sr. Postmasters are entitled to Grade Pay benefit of Rs. 5400/- in pre-revised scale w.e.f. 01.01.2016 and accordingly their pay fixture would be fixed in the revised matrix. There may be interpretation in understanding the meaning of the enhancement of GP of PS Gr. B from Rs. 4800/- to 5400/-. Sr. Postmaster cadre is also a PS Gr. B cadre like ADPS working in RO/CO and Dy. Directors working under Director GPOs.
It is therefore once again requested your kind honour to direct all the DAPs/GM Finances in the Department to allow to draw GP of Rs. 5400/- to Sr. Postmasters and allowances as appropriate to the grade pay from 01-01-2016.