Thursday, January 12, 2017

Regarding Payment of Allowances to PS Group "B" Officers whose grade pay has been upgraded from Rs.4,800/- to Rs.5,400/-

Our members are aware that the following issue was brought to the notice of Secretary (Posts) by CHQ vide letter No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/GP-TPA/2016 dated 31/8/2016 and finally clarification was received from Nodal Ministry. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LETTER.

“It is bring to your kind notice that most of the Director of Accounts (Postal) has not drawn GP of Rs. 5400/- to the incumbents working on Sr. Postmaster post w. e. f. 1/1/2016. 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.

The pre-revised grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 entitles all the PS Group officers (including Sr. PM) to allowances corresponding to Grade pay Rs. 5400/- but most of the DAP/GM Finance offices of various circles didn’t allowed drawal of GP of Rs. 5400/- to Sr. Postmasters and corresponding allowances as admissible w.e.f. 01-01-2016 for no rhyme or reason, for such Group- B officers.

Needless to mention that Para 4 of letter No.1-5/2016-AC dated 29-07-2016 of Implementation Cell 7thCPC, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, prescribes that until a decision is taken with regard to revision of all the allowances, these allowances shall continue to be drawn and paid as per the pre-revised pay structure which in the case of PS Group-B officers (including Sr. Postmasters presently promoted as PS Group B officers) is Rs.9300-34800+GP 5400/- in PB-2 w.e.f. 01-01-2016 and thus there is absolutely no ambiguity with regard to payment of allowances corresponding to Grade pay of Rs. 5400/-, which has already been implemented in the case of PS Group-B officers cadre w.e.f.01-01-2016”.

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