Thursday, January 31, 2019

Directorate called views/comments on the recommendations submitted by cadre restructuring committee from GS

Dear Circle Secretaries, 

It is inform to all Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers that cadre restructuring committee which was formed by the Directorate has now submitted their report in form of recommendations to establishment division of the Directorate  (copy placed below) and in turn establishment division has asked me to furnish my views / comments on the said recommendations before 10th February, 2019. 

It is therefore directed to all the Circle Secretaries to arrange circle level meeting at their end and discuss the issue with members and get the para wise views / comments if any from them on the recommendations submitted by cadre restructuring committee and after finalization as final Circle Report send it to me by email on on or before 6-2-2019 to enable me to study the same before preparation and submission of final report from my end. As all are aware that this vital issue has badly delayed by Directorate, as CHQ has submitted its proposal on 19-9-2017 (copy placed below for reference). I would like to bring to your kind notice that since last two years, many senior members are retiring without getting PS Gr. B i.e. in ASP cadre. Hence this issue may kindly be discussed thoroughly by keeping future of the cadre. 

All Circle Secretaries are directed to come Delhi on 9-2-2019 to discuss and prepare the views and comments on the recommendations submitted by Cadre Restructuring Committee. The details of view is  New Delhi GPO, Near Guurudwara Bangala Shib, New Delhi 110001. 

Yours sincerely, 

Arup Kumar Seal 
General Secretary


The following email message received from Establishment Division of Postal Directorate on 29-1-2019 

Dear Arup,

The Committee constituted for Cadre restructuring of Inspector of Posts (IPs)/Asst. Superintendent of Post offices (ASPOs) in the Department of Posts has submitted its Draft Report.  A copy of Recommendations of the Committee is attached herewith. 

In this regard, it is requested to kindly furnish your views/comments on said recommendations at the earliest.  The Views/Comments may kindly be furnished before 11.00 AM on 10th February 2019.  In case no comments are received, it will be presu umed that you have no comments to offer.  

The Views / Comments may also  please be mailed to


With kind regards

Establishment Division
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi.


Recommendations of the Committee

1.      Upgradation of all Class II Divisions (headed by PS Gr. B Officer) to Class I (headed by JTS cadre) –

At present, there are 189 Class I Divisions (168 Postal and 21 RMS) in the Department and 348 Class II Divisions (298 Postal and 50 RMS)-(Table-1). This differentiation is very artificial as in terms of duties, powers, targets, responsibilities, there is no difference between Class I and Class II Divisions. The only difference, generally found, is the size of the Division. In the Departmental volumes also, with reference to duty chart of these two Divisional Heads, no differentiation is made.  If the artificial differentiation between these two kinds of Divisions is abolished by upgrading all Class II Divisions to the status of Class I that will be commensurate to the responsibilities that the Divisional heads perform. Also this up-gradation will create more promotional opportunities to the feeder cadres i.e. Inspector Posts and Assistant Superintendents Posts and in consequence there will be reduction in the waiting period for promotion, from about 25 years to about 15 years. This may perhaps create equality in promotional opportunities as in the case of time lines prevailing in other Departments like In-come Tax, Customs, Central Excise etc. This upgradation is likely to mitigate the frustration prevailing amongst IP/ASP cadres and the cadres can be motivated for better performance. The Committee, therefore, strongly and unanimously recommends upgradation of all Class II Postal and RMS Divisions to the status of Class I.

2.       Since sudden enhancement in the number of JTS strength may upset the structure of I.Po.S (Gr ‘A’) cadre, it is recommended that vacancies arising due to upgradation of 348 posts in JTS will be filled up only on promotion from the feeder grade specified in the relevant recruitment Rule. After five years, vacancies arising in JTS Grade will be filled up as per DOPT guidelines and RRs i.e. 50% from DR and 50% from DP. Such kind of privilege was extended by Government to the similarly placed cadres in Customs Department (Para 4 of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Central Board of Excise & Customs letter no. A.11019/08/2013-Ad.IV dated December 18, 2013 refers)(Copy enclosed). Therefore, the same kind of freedom may be extended to the IP/ASP cadres of this Department also for getting real benefit of this recommendation.

3.       Based on the recommendations of 7th CPC, PS Group B cadre who heads Class II Divisions, is placed at Level_______ equivalent to Grade Pay of Rs.5,400/- (6th CPC) whereas JTS Class I officers who heads Class I Divisions also carry Grade Pay of Rs.5,400/- (6th CPC), who are also placed___________________. Therefore, there is no additional financial implication involved in this recommendation. It was found that out of 348 posts proposed to be upgraded to JTS, 339 are manned by such officers who are already drawing same scale under MACP-III.

4.      Upgradation of one ASP post to PS Group B Cadre in every Divisional Office

– At present, in every Divisional Office, at least one ASP post is available. In view of the recommendation made above vide para 10 for upgrading all Class II Postal and RMS Divisions to the status of Class I, it would be  appropriate to upgrade one ASP post, available in the Divisional Office, to the cadre of PS Group B. This upgradation is also recommended in view of increased responsibility of the Divisions to the changing scenario. Moreover, JTS Class I officer who heads the Division needs to be assisted by an experienced and reasonably higher cadre officer like PS Group B. However, it was recommended by the Committee that in such Postal / RMS Divisions where already a PS Gr. ‘B’ post is there (in the form of Dy. SP / SRM Sorting etc.) no further post of ASP will be upgraded. Instead we will redeploy upgraded post of ASP in the following:

Ø  Superintendent, Foreign Post, where all Sub-Foreign Posts have been ordered to be upgraded

Ø  Manager (BD) to take care of BD work in Circle Headquarter    

5.       At present most of the RMS Sub Divisions are headed by Inspector of Posts and some by ASP cadre.  The Committee is of the view that there is no full justification for the continuance of these Sub Divisions due to inadequate workload.  It is, therefore, recommended that merger of some RMS Sub Divisions are needed and the posts thus rendered redundant may be redeployed to the needy Circles and in Postal Directorate where at present ASPs are called and are attached.  This exercise may be carried out by the Heads of Circles to identify surplus posts so that those can be posted either in Regional Offices, Circle Office, Postal Directorate or any other needy office.  Therefore, the Committee recommends merging some RMS Sub Divisions. No financial implications are involved in this proposal.

6.       It is often noticed that many Inspector cadre officers are posted in their initial stage of service at Circle Offices, Regional Offices and Postal Directorate.  In such cases those Inspectors do not acquire required field experience and remain professionally handicapped all along. Appropriate experience in field is pre-requisite of performing duties effectively in Administrative offices.  In the interest of service, therefore, it is essential that a newly recruited / promoted Inspector works in the Sub Divisions during the initial stage of their career.  The Sub Divisions are manned today either by IP or by ASP. This differentiation is absolutely mechanical as the duties and responsibilities of Sub-Divisional Heads are same everywhere. There is no financial implications in this proposal Manning of the Sub-divisions by the Inspectors, therefore, has following advantages:

Ø  If the Inspector cadre officers are mandated to work in the Sub Division in the initial phase of their career, they will gain requisite field experience to work effectively subsequently in the Administrative offices. This will be good for the cadre as well as for the Department.

Ø  We need to have some demarcation between the roles and responsibilities of IP and ASP cadres. Therefore, the Committee strongly and unanimously recommends that  all Sub Divisions should be manned by the Inspector cadre officers and other posts in the Administrative offices like Postal Directorate, Circle Office, Regional Office, Divisional Office etc should be manned by ASP cadre officers.

7.      Recommendation relating to up gradation of all posts of In-charge, CPC to PS Group B Cadre: 

Implementation of Core Banking Solution (CBS) is part of the IT Modernization Project of the India Post, which aims to bring in various IT solutions with the required IT infrastructure to the Post Offices. India Post has implemented a new core banking system across 23,638 Post Offices and installed 994 ATMs replacing the manual paper-based account processing methods. With this, India Post is operating the largest branch network in the entire world, with 150,000 branches. CIRCLE PROCESSING CENTRE (CPC) is set up to provide back end support to the CBS migrated Post Offices working in Finacle software. Circle Processing Centre will be an independent unit under the administrative control of the Circle Office. At present 23 CPCs re functioning in the Department. The working hours of CPC starts from 8.30 hrs to 22.30 hrs (may work round the clock based on the Finacle accessibility) and the establishment of CPC is as under:

(a)         In-charge(IP or ASP Cadre)
(b)         User Champions (System Administrators)
(c)         End Users (Postal Assistants)  
(d)        MTS

The details of work undertaken by the In-charge, CPCs are as under:

Ø  ATM related issues i.e. monitoring the cash loading in ATM machines and respective Transaction entered in the Finacle, ATM down sites, ATM transactions, ATM card issue status, ATM transaction status, ATM audits, taking up the ATM reversal entries with the National ATM unit (NAU, Bangalore), monitoring ATM Physical and ledger balances in the Circle with the POs and the National ATM unit.

Ø  Monitoring the user-id reset requests, SOL/Role change requests, Agent user-id reset requests, creation of new user id requests, Operational issues being faced by the Post Offices in Finacle, raising the tickets, monitoring and closing the tickets which are raised after solution.

Ø  Generation of reports in respect of SB Schemes for the day in respect of all the migrated POs daily.

Ø  Monitoring the blocking validations and teller cash position of all the CBS migrated POs, guiding all the POs in doing EOD, monitoring of execution of EOD first step second step of all the CBS migrated POs at CPC level. Also monitoring EOD third and fourth steps with CEPT Chennai (EOD support team).

Ø  In addition to the above work, In-charge, CPCshas tomonitor the migration process and guide the Post Office System Administrators for uploading the data and the same has to be processed and send the data to DMCC, Chennai which need to be monitored till the Office migrates.

Ø  To check the KYC forms received from Post Offices as per the prescribed norms and return the KYC forms to concern POs which are not as per the norms.

Ø  To monitor the digitization (scanning and cropping) of KYC forms received from all the CBS POs.

Ø  To upload the digitized the KYC forms to Finacle.
Ø  To monitor non-receipt of all KYC application forms daily from all the migrated POs and correspond with the concerned POs for submission of KYC forms.

Further CPC is allotted with the monitoring and settlement of AMLCFT alerts, which is very sensitive.  More than 50 AMLCFT alerts are being received daily, genuineness of every alert has to be confirmed by the concerned Post Office and the same has to be updated/ closed in AMLCFT website.

Types of alerts which are to be checked are as under:

Ø  Activity in an Inactive Account (silent account)
Ø  Cash withdrawal within 30 days exceeding CTR threshold limit
Ø  Huge Cash Deposits in a account
Ø  Heavy transactions in multiple accounts of a depositor
Ø  Huge Cash Withdrawal in account.
Ø  As all the above work is very sensitive in nature and needs to be monitored with the responsible Officer having enough knowledge and experience, the Committee strongly and unanimously recommends upgrading all the 23 CPC posts of IP/ASP to the cadre of PS Group B.

8.      Up gradation of all posts at National Speed Post Hub to PS Group B cadre, if not already in that cadre.

National Speed Post Hub deals with receipt and dispatch of Speed Post bags/articles and booking of BNPL Speed Post articles and its dispatch to various Post offices in the country for delivery to the customers. The establishment of the NSH is generally as under:

Ø  In-charge
Ø  User Champions (System Administrators)
Ø  End Users  (HSA/Sorting Assistants)

The details of work attended to be monitored by the In-charge, NSH are as under:

Ø  Consulting and arranging meetings withMajor customers and to enroll them as BNPL (Book Now Pay Later) Speed Post customers. To effect this, make BNPLSpeed Post credit/advance agreements with State/Central GovernmentOrganisations/Nationalised Banks/PSUs/Private firms etc., in coordination with Divisional office/Regional Office.
Ø  Providing Pickup service to the BNPL customers.
Ø  Maintenance of Bank guarantees of private BNPL credit Speed Post customers.
Ø  Renewal of BNPL agreements in due time.
Ø  Generation of monthly bills of BNPL customers and send these bills to the customers and ensure to see that payment received in due time.
Ø  Visits of BNPL customers for early clearance of outstanding dues.
Ø  Verification of daily log sheets of field agents including auto drivers who pick up Speed Post articles from Customers premises.
Ø  Submission of monthly Business Performance Report of NSH to Divisional Office/Regional Office.
Ø  Monitoring of day and night sets of NSH where receipt of Speed Post bags from various Post offices, opening of bags and dispatch of articles to the destination Post offices without any delay.
Ø  Monitoring of BNPL sets for smooth operations.
Ø  Arrangement of staff to the sets for smooth operations and also attending staff related matters.
Ø  Monitoring of preparation and sanction of eligible incentive bills to the Field Agents.
Ø  Ensuring the maintenance of all work papers.
Ø  Monitoring of Inward/Outward complaints related to NSH.
Ø  Search bills and its follow up.
Ø  Monitoring of PG Portal cases.
Ø  Proper monitoring of the computer related infrastructure, UPS, Generators pertaining to NSH.
Ø  All court cases/RTI related issues.
Ø  Attending BNPL correspondence of Divisional office, Regional office and BNPL customers.
Ø  Monitoring Routing/MMS schedules/ Due Mail List/Mail arrangements.

NSHs are revenue generation units of the Department. As all the above work are sensitive in nature and needs to be monitored with the responsible officer having enough knowledge and experience. The Committee, therefore, recommends upgrading all in-charge posts of NSH to the PS Group B cadre.

9.       Recommendation for creation of leave/ deputation reserve:

Generally, leave reserve and deputation reserve are available in every cadre.  In Department of Posts leave reserve is available in clerical cadre (Postal Assistants and Sorting Assistants) as well as in Group ‘A’ level.  No leave reserve is available in IP/ASP and in PS Group B cadres.  However, depending on the exigencies and requirement, deputations are allowed in these cadres also as in the case of Group A.  Leave can not to be refused  on the ground of  non availability of leave reserves. More than 10% to 12% posts are always vacant resulting heavy burden on the existing staff. Filling up of vacancies also take considerable time as 33.33% of the vacancies are are required to be to be filled up through Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the Commission normally takes more than two years to complete the process of recruitment and sending the dossiers to the Department.  Similarly, departmental examination for DP quota i.e., 66.66% is held once in a year.  Therefore, at any point of time in IP/ASP cadre and also in PS Gr. ‘B’ 35% posts remain vacant.  It is high time to create leave/ deputation reserve in these three (3) cadres.  The Committee, therefore, unanimously and strongly  recommends creation of 10% posts in IP, ASP and PS Group B cadres. The Committee also recommends enhancement of leave reserve of 10% in the proposed newly created posts in JTS posts.

To view the details of the proposals submitted by Association, please CLICK HERE.

GS visited Directorate on 29th and 30th January 2019

Dear friends, 

It is to inform all that General Secretary met with Shri A. N. Nanda, Secretary (Posts) accompanied by G. Babu, Circle Secretary, Tamil Nadu Circle, Shri Ajith Kumar, OGS CHQ, Shri Roop Chand, President Delhi Circle, Shri Nirmalya Mitra, President WB Circle, Shri Ram Narayan Singh, Circle Secretary, Delhi Circle on 29th Jan 2019 and handed over the letter regarding issues related to Bunching of Pay, Non holding of DPC for PS Gr. B cadre and Non convening of MACPs by circles etc. We have urged strongly upon to implementation of Cadre restructuring of IP/ASP Cadre as soon as possible. Discussed about non convening of DPC for the year 2017-18 and 2018-19 immediately whatever be the number of vacancies as the seniors are being deprived a lot and retiring in ASP cadre. Also discussed about need for issue of bunching and holding of pending MACPs by the circles immediately. Positive response  was given by Secretary (Posts). CHQ team and other members also met with DDG (Estt) where she informed that the report has been sent to all Circles and the our Association to get comments by 10th Feb so that final report can be prepared by 15th February 2019 to Secretary (Posts) for approval. Lastly, team met with  DDG (P) who informed that necessary action is being done at the earliest for holding of DPC for the promotion of PS Gr. B cadre.

On 3oth Jan 2019, GS and Nirmalya Mitra, President WB  met Sh Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, Member (P) where DDG (P) was sitting in his chamber. He asked to give our comments on the draft “Report” sent on 29th January to GS through mail on Cadre Restructuring. We have replied that our views / comments will be given only after holding meeting with Circle Secretaries on 9th February at Delhi. First, we handed over the letter on Bunching and he convinced our views and at the same time narrated that any change in this regard will have the intervention of DoPT. After that we handed over the letter of DPC and he asked DDG (P) about the position PS Gr. B DPC and instructed to get the draft seniority list of 912 PS Gr B officers list (available in the Web site also ) from the circles expeditiously so that vacancy can be ascertained. He also requested us to give the corrected list of Gr. B offices after deleting the names of officers who have already retired / promoted / expired / voluntarily retired / promoted etc. As such it expected that the DPC is going to be held soon. We also handed over the letter about MACP and discussed the matter and positive response given.   

Yours sincerely, 

Arup Kumar Seal, 
General Secretary and 
ASP(PLg), Project
O/o Chief Postmaster General
West Bengal Circle
Kolkata – 700012

To view bunching letter, please CLICK HERE.

To view, non convening of DPC letter, please CLICK HERE.

To view, non granting MACP letter, please CLICK HERE.


Friday, January 25, 2019

Greeting .................... Republic day

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GPF and similar funds Interest Rate - 8% (Eight percent) w.e.f. 1st January, 2019 to 31st March, 2019

F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2018
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
New Delhi, the 03 January, 2019

It is announced for general information that during the year 2018-2019, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight percent) w.e.f. 1st January, 2019 to 31st March, 2019. This rate will be in force w.e.f.1st January, 2019. The funds concerned are:

  1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
  2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
  3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
  4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
  5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
  6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
  7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
  8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
  9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
  10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Akhilesh Kumar Mishra)
Director (Budget)

Central Civil Sevices (Revised Pay) Rules,2016 -opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure

To view, please CLICK HERE.

Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowane(OTA) Preparation a list of those staff coming under the category of Operational Staff

To view, please CLICK HERE

Opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure: DoP Order

Government Of India
Ministry Of Communications
Department Of Posts
(Establishment Division/PAP Section)
Dak Bhavan,Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 28-12-2018


1. All chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorates/PLI Directorate
3. Director, RAKNPA/GM CEPT/Directors of all PTCs.
4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K.Puram, New Delhi
5. All General Managers (Finance)/DAP/DDAP.
Subject: Central Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – Opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.

I am directed to forward herewith the copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No.4-13/17-IC/E.III.A dated 12th December,2018 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action at your end.
Asstt. Director General (Estt.)

Irregular withholding of Gratuity/Pensionary benefits on account of disciplinary proceedings, etc – clarification thereon

No. 4-1/2014-Pen.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pension Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
7th December,2018

Head of Circles/Regions

Sub: Irregular withholding of Gratuity/Pensionary benefits on account of disciplinary proceedings, etc – clarification thereon


I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of even number dated 25.03.2014 on the above subject vide which clarifications had been issued with regard to irregularly withholding of gratuity/pensionary benefits on account of disciplinary proceedings, etc. A copy of the same is again enclosed for ready reference.

2. However, it has been observed that despite issue these instructions, Department is still receiving proposals in which only on the basis of a complaint where a preliminary inquiry has been instituted, the regular pension/gratuity has been withheld after retirement In some cases, it was seen that the employee while in service had been found primary offender or subsidiary offender during inquiry although no chargesheet (either under Rule 16 or under Rule 14 of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965) had been issued to him and pension/gratuity is withheld, which are not in consonance with the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Also in some cases, the pensionary benefits had been withheld as the Rule 16 (Minor penalty chargesheet) that had been issued to him/her while in service had not been decided. In all these cases, the withholding of pensionary benefits is against the provisions and the interest payable in such cases for delayed payment of gratuity will have to be recovered from the officials responsible.

3. In view of above, it is considered appropriate that all cases where gratuity have been withheld may be scrutinized to ensure that provisions of relevant rules have been followed. Therefore, your are requested to issue instructions to concerned authorities to undertake scrutiny of cases where dues have been currently withheld and to take corrective action in case of any violation of provisions CCS(Pension)Rules, 1972. A list of such cases where the gratuity has been withheld without justification may be furnished to this Department for information by 7th January 2019.

This is issues with the approval of competent Authority.
Yours faithfully

(Tarun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (Pension)

Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits- Regarding

No. 100-10/2018-Pension
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pension Section)

Dak Bhawan. Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
10th January. 2019.
Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits- Regarding

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of representation dated 04-12-2018 along with its enclosures received from Shri R. Ganesan. Secretary. Department of Posts (Retd.) & President. India Posts’ Retired Officers’ Association (IPROA) requesting to consider grant of notional annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation in case of officials retiring on 30th June or 31st December after completion crone full year service. for calculating pensionary benefits. The request has been made on the basis of an order dated 15-09-2017 passed by Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Madras in Writ Petition No. 15732/2017 in the matter of Sltri P. Ayyumperumal. wherein the High Court had directed that the petitioner shall be given one notional increment for the period of one full year’s service from the date of his last increment till the date he retired 30th June. next year. for the purpose of pensionary benefits. The appeal preferred by UOI by way of filing SLP Civil Dy. No. 22283/2018 challenging the High Court order was dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. vide order dated 23-07-20 I 8.

2. The issue raised in the representation does not come under the purview of Department of Post. Therefore, the representation Is being forwarded to the nodal Ministry (Department of Expenditure) for their consideration and appropriate action.
(Tarun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (Pension)

Encl.: As above

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- (7th CPC level 9) to Sr. Private Secretary on completion of 4 years of regular service in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-

10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

Part. I Office Order No. AT/10
Date: 18/12/2018


All CsFA

Subject: Grant of Grade Pay of Rs 5400/-(7th CPC level-9) to Sr. Private Secretary on completion of 4 years of regular service in the Grade Pay of Rs-4800/

A copy of CGDA No-AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/VoI-I, dated 15/11/2018 received through email on the above subject is forwarded herewith for compliance, please.

Encl: As above.
Asst Controller of Accounts (Fys)

CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110010

No. AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Vol-I
Dated: 15/11/2018


Subject: Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- (7th CPC level 9) to Sr. Private Secretary on completion of 4 years of regular service in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-

The matter regarding pay fixation on Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- (7th CPC level 9) to Sr. Private Secretary upon completion of 4 years of regular service in the grade pay of Rs. 4800/- was taken up with MoF/DoP&T.

2.  In view of the guidelines received from the Ministry, it is clarified that upon completion of four years regular service in Grade pay of 4800 (i.e. Level 8), SPS will be placed in Level 9 corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs.5400 at equal or next available cell.  Further, in case the official has been granted Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 between January to June he/she will be granted annual increment of July in that year in the Grade Pay of 4800 and will accordingly be placed under Level 9 at equal or next available cell.

3.  An illustration to the above effect is given below for better implementation.

Mr. X promoted to SPS grade in April 2012 is drawing Rs. 53600/- in Level 8 as on 01.01.2016.  Upon completion of four years in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-, he becomes eligible for placement in the higher Level 9 corresponding to Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- w.e.f. 04/2016.  Since the same cell is not available in level 9, his pay will be fixed at Rs.54700/- i.e. the next available cell under Level 9 and he will continue to draw pay at the same rate upto 30.06.2016.  Subsequently, upon pay will be fixed at Rs.55200/- (L-8).  However, as he needs to be placed in Level 9 i.e. higher pay level his pay will be fixed at 56300/- with DNI as 01/07/2017.

Necessary action may be taken accordingly.

This has the approval of Sr.Jt. CGDA(AN)

(Vijay Raina)


No. 5/1/2018-CPI

DATED: 31st December, 2018

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - November, 2018

The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2018 remained stationary at 302 (three hundred and two). On l-month percentage change, it remained static between October, 2018 and November, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.35 per cent for the corresponding month of last year.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 0.14 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Coconut Oil, Milk, Banana, Apple, Chillies Green, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, French Bean, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Methi, Palak, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in. index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Eggs (Hen), Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Onion, Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Cinema Charges, F lowers/F lower Garlands, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 4.86 per cent for November, 2018 as compared to 5.23 percent for the previous month and 3.97 per cent during the corresponding month of “the previous year. Similarly, the Food‘inflation stood at (-) 1.57 per cent against (-) 0.95 per cent of the previous month and 3.91 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Howrah and Amritsar reported the maximum decrease of (5 points each) followed by Jaipur (4 points). Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 7 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 1 point in 21 centres. On the contrary, Jalandhar recorded a maximum increase of 9 points followed by Madurai and Chennai (6 points each) and Kodarma (5 points). Among others, 3 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in 13 centres.  Rest of the 17 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 41 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of December, 2018 will be released on Thursday, 31st January, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website