Thursday, March 23, 2017

Adhoc-body for newly formed Telangana Circle


No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Adhoc-body/Telangana/2017                      Dated :   22/3/2017.

To,
Brig. B. Chandrasekhar,
Chief Postmaster General,
Telangana Circle,
Hyderabad 500001.

Subject :  Request for grant of Trade Union facilities to an adhoc-body of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Telangana Circle Branch..reg.

Respected Sir, 

The following adhoc-body of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Telangana Circle Branch duly approved by the undersigned is sent herewith to carry on the affairs of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, AP Circle Branch for the time being is for 3 months. The adhoc-body has to conduct the General Body and elect new set of office bearers within 3 months.

S. No.
Name
Designation
Post
1
Sri Y Venkateshwarlu
ASP Kazipet RMS Kazipet
Convener
2
Sri B Suresh Kumar
ASP (R) Hyderabad City Division
Member
3
Sri P. Vijaya Baskar
ASP (Vig.) CO Hyderabad
Member
4
Sri P B Srinivas
ASP (BD) RO Hyderabad
Member
5
Sri H Sharath Kumar
IP RO Hyderabad
Member
6
Sri P Vara Prasad 
ASP (R) Peddapalli Division
Member
7
Sri Niranjan Gramopadyaya
ASP Nizambad
Member

It is requested that necessary Trade Union facilities may kindly be granted to it under intimation to the undersigned.
.                                                                                                           
           Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for information to : 

The convener and members

Adhoc-body formed for Andhara Pradesh Circle Branch


No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Adhoc-body/AP/2017                      Dated :   22/3/2017.

To,
Shri Balasubramanian K.
Chief Postmaster General,
Andhra Pradesh Circle,
Vijayawada 520002

Subject :  Request for grant of Trade Union facilities to an adhoc-body of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, Andhra Pradesh Circle Branch..reg.

Respected Sir, 

The following adhoc-body of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, AP Circle Branch duly approved by the undersigned is sent herewith to carry on the affairs of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, AP Circle Branch for the time being is for 3 months. The adhoc-body has to conduct the General Body and elect new set of office bearers within 3 months.

S. No.
Name
Designation
Post
1
Sri G. Siva Nagaraju
ASP (HQ) o/o SSPOs, Vijayawada Division
Convener
2
Sri M. Ramana Murthy
ASP (R) Visakhapatnam Division
Member
3
Sri K. Chandra Sheka Rao
IP Gajapathi Nagaram Sub Division
Member
4
Smt. Ch. Bala Saraswathi
ASP Circle Office Vijayawada
Member
5
Sri N. Reddy Basha
IP Kurnool Region
Member
6
Armugam
IP Kurnool Region
Member
7
G. Satish
ASP NSH Vijayawada
Member

It is requested that necessary Trade Union facilities may kindly be granted to it under intimation to the undersigned.
.                                                                                                           
           Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for information to : 

The convener and members

Thursday, March 16, 2017

INSTRUCTIONS UNDER CCS (CONDUCT RULES), 1964 ON STRIKE NOTICE FOR 16TH MARCH, 2017


No. 45018/1/2017-Vig
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 15th March, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: - Strike Notice for 16th March, 2017 — Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding. 

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, New Delhi has given a notice that the members of the affiliates of the Confederation will go on strike on 16th March, 2017 in pursuance of their 7th Central Pay Commission Demands 

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow etc. or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules. Pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can he claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department's O.M. No.33012/1/(s)/2008-Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008. on the subject for strict compliance. 

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or other kind of leave to the officers and employees etc if applied for, during the period of proposed strike, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises. 

4. In case employees go on strike, all divisional heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e. 16.03.2017.

Sd/-
(Suresn Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India 

Cabinet approves additional 2% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from January, 2017




The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2017. It has increased by 2% over the existing rate of 2% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5,857.28 crore per annum and Rs.6,833.50 crore in the Financial Year 2017-18 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2017 to February, 2018).

This will benefit about 48.85 lakh Central Government employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners.


*****

AKT/VBA/SH
(Release ID :159279)

Friday, February 24, 2017

CS Met CPMG, TS Circle on 24.02.2017

Today  Sri. Y. Venkateswarlu Circle Secretary met the CPMG, Telangana Circle along with Sri. B. Suresh Kumar, Vice President,  Sri. H. Sarath Kumar, Treasurer and Sri. B. Srinivasu, AGS and discussed the following issues and CPMG Sir responded very positively and given assurance for settlement of issues at early.  

1.     Conduction of DPC for promotion in the cadre of ASP

2.     Timely conduction  of MACP in the cadre of IP/ASP

3.     Relief arrangments of IP/ASP who got transfers to AP Circle from TS Circle  and vice versa


   

CWC MEETING UPDATE.......

The venue of proposed CWC meeting to be held on 26.02.2017 has been changed.

Now the Venue is :: 

HOTEL A I R A SMART STAY, BENJ CIRCLE  VIJAYAWADA 

Regional Allotments issued by Bihar Circle in the IP Cadre



Directorate Clarification on Bench Mark for promotion



Recruitment Rules of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

Disbursement of Salary for the month of February 2017 on 27.02.2017 on account of Nation-wide Bank strike on 28.02.2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NJCA chief Shiv Gopal Mishra confirmed that the allowances report would be submitted on Wednesday.

Committee on allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, will submit its report tomorrow, claims National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra. Central government employees were expecting the report to be tabled by Monday. However, the committee delayed the submission due to unspecified reasons. The report would pave the way for the implementation of hiked allowances as per the revised 7th Pay Commission recommendations. (Update: Committee on Allowances to submit report today, hike in HRA expected)
“Government has made no announcement yet. But the report by Committee on allowances would be tabled tomorrow,” Shiv Gopal Mishra said, while speaking exclusively to India.com. On being asked whether the government would make an announcement in relation to the arrears on allowances, he replied, “Let us see what comes out of the report. We are expecting the hike in allowances, as per our demands. We have to wait and see whether the government makes an announcement on arrears as well.”
The committee on allowances was formed in July 2016, after central government employees raised several anomalies related to the 7th Pay Commission report submitted by Justice (retd) AK Mathur. The 7CPC report had recommended the abolition of 51 existing allowances, and subsumption of 37 others of the total 191 allowances.
The major point of grievance was the reduction in Housing Rent Allowance (HRA) offered to central government employees. As per the 6th Pay Commission report, the HRAs provided were 30 per cent, 20 per cent, 10 per cent for employees living in ‘X’, ‘Y’, ‘Z’ category towns/cities. However, the 7th Pay Commission report decreased the allowances to 24, 16 and 8 per cent of the basic pay.
Reduction in HRA has irked a major section of central government employees, who reside in rented accommodations. A section of the aggrieved employees have blamed the top bureaucracy for the delay in HRA hike. “Naturally, the common central government employees are more affected by the delay in allowance hike. The top bureacrats don’t take higher allowances, therefore, they are not interested in the hike,” Mishra said.
Apart from the hike in allowances, central government employees have also demanded Centre to provide arrears on the allowances. Since the date of implementation of 7th Pay Commission was fixed as January 1, 2016, employees have demanded the release of arrears on allowances as well.
Although the government provided arrears on basic pay while hiking the salaries on July 1, indications have been made that no arrears would be released on allowances. NJCA has confirmed that the employee unions would launch protest across the nation if the allowances are hiked, without the arrears. “Arrears are unlikely, but protests would be launched if they fail to release (the arrears),” Mishra said.
The date of allowances hike is reported to be April 1. NJCA claims, through its sources, that the government would be implementing the allowance hike from April 1. “It is most likely that the government announces the hike by April 1,” Mishra confirmed.
source: India.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

GS visit to Directorate

GS and CHQ Treasurer visited Directorate on 16-2-2017 and 17-2-2017 and met with senior officers and discussed the following cases with them.

1.   Issue of final combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and 2002 and remaining years.

Directorate vide memo No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 17/5/2016 has circulated draft All India combined seniority list of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and 2002 and requested to intimate discrepancies noticed therein. Thereafter Directorate vide Memo No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 09th June 2016 has again circulated revised seniority list to all HOCs with a direction to circulate among all the candidates for inviting comments/grievances. In response to above letters huge number of representations are said to have been received at Directorate and most of them are examined at SPB Division in the light of DoPT OM No. 28011/6/76-Estt (D) dated 24.6.1978 and 20011/8/2012-Estt (D) dated 04-03-2014. Now, file is under preparation for seeking clarification from DoPT. After receipt of clarification from DoPT, final seniority list will be circulated and thereafter on the same line, remaining years seniority lists will be prepared.

2.   Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2016-17.

Directorate vide Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016 has appointed 105 Inspector Line Officers on regular basis in PS Gr. B cadre, but few circles have yet not implemented orders. Further few circles have not submitted the report on joining as well declination by the promote officers to SPG section of Directorate. Till date only 5 declinations are said to be received from officers. Directorate is going to remind all HoCs soon to submit clear report on joining / declination of officers and thereafter supplementary DPC will be convened.

3.   Issue of revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS and filling up of vacant post of Dy. Manager MMS.

RRs are said to finalised. Two posts of Dy. Manager MMS are vacant and it will be filed up soon.

4.   Inter Circle Rule 38 transfer cases of Inspector Posts cadre.

Most of the cases settled. Due to non availability of vacancies in few circles, the requests of the candidates are pending and these will be considered when vacancy occurs.  The individual candidate/s may take up issue through proper channel to Directorate. Their cases will be considered on availability of vacancies in the circle.

5.   Holding of periodical meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts).

Agenda already submitted by Association. Reports from DDG (P) and Sr. DDG (Vig) awaited. Asked to write reminder.

6.   Clerical Assistance to Sub Divisional Head.

SPG Division has called for report from Establishment Division. The matter is under examination at Establishment Division.

7.   Declaration of result of Inspector Posts examination for the vacancy year 2015-16.

LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) departmental quota for the year 2015-16 was held on 22 and 23-10-2016 for 189 vacancies (OC-155, SC-26 and ST-8). The provisional key of the question papers was already published by the Department on India Post website and representation thereon if any was called for from candidates till 6-1-2017. Huge quantity of representations are said to be received from candidates. Department have already formed committee to examine all the representations received from candidates. The report from committee is yet to receive at Directorate. FINAL KEY will be expected thereafter. To clear all these exercise, minimum one month’s time is required.

8.   Declaration of result of PS Gr. ‘B’ examination for the vacancy year 2012-13 to 2015-16.

Many representations are received thereon and all these are under examination. To examine the representations received from candidates, department is going to form a committee who will examine the representations and give final report to Department. Thereafter FINAL KEY will be published on department’s website. It is told that there are many CAT cases registered at various benches and they stayed declaration of results till outcome. In one case stay is said to be granted till April 2017.


9.   DPC for holding of JTS Gr. A promotion for the year 2016-17 and repatriation thereof.

UPSC has raised query and same is being replied soon by the department. Earlier it was told that there were 11 vacancies but now there is chance to increase. The officers who have completed two years of service will only get repatriation to his/her parent circle. Spouse category cases are also said to be considered this time.

Many other pending cases related to cadre are discussed with the concerned officers. The case of cadre restructuring is also discussed at length and the officers have shown positive to our proposed proposal. The proposal is being submitted soon.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ernakulam CAT case : Reply filed by Association to the counter reply to Ministry of Finance



BEFORE THE HONOURABLE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL ERNAKULAM BENCH

C.P./180/00137/ 2016

IN

O.A./180/00289/2013

All India Association of Inspector of Posts &
Assistant Superintendent of Posts and others        : Petitioners/Applicants 

            Vs.

Ashok Lavasa                                                        :  Respondent/Respondemt

AFFIDAVIT FILED BY THE PETITIONERS

I, Niranjan Kumar, S/o. Sri. Suresh Prasad Sah, aged 34 years, Assistant Superintendent of Post Offices, Kerala Circle (presently working on deputation as Deputy Manager, Centre for  Excellence in Postal Technology, Mysore) residing at Quarter No. III/3, PTC Campus Staff Quarters, PTC Mysore, Karnataka-570 010 having come down to Ernakulam do hereby solemnly affirm and state as follows:

1. I am the 3rd petitioner in the above Contempt petition. I am conversant with the facts of the case. I am swearing this affidavit for and behalf of the petitioners 1 and 2 also. I am authorised to do so. 

2. It is submitted that an affidavit has been filed by the respondent seeking to close the above Contempt Petition (Civil) stating that Annexure P-1 Order has been fully complied with. It is submitted that the above statement is one made knowingly to mislead this Hon'ble Tribunal. In Annexure P-1 Order this Hon'ble Tribunal had considered the legal and factual position relating to the need for reckoning the functional parity between the Inspector Posts and the analogous post under CBDT and CBEC and accordingly directed the respondent No.1 (respondent herein) to send Annexure A-19 Order along with the representation made by the 1st Applicant Association, the recommendations made by the Department of Posts thereon along with copies of the relevant portion of the 4th, 5th and 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations regarding the pay of Inspector (Posts) to the Member-Secretary of the 7th CPC requesting to making appropriate recommendations. It has been further directed that Respondent No.1 shall also submit an explanation before the 7th CPC as to why despite the Cabinet Resolution accepting the recommendations in paragraph 7.6.14 of the report of the 6th CPC, the officials in the Finance Ministry took a different view and also under what authority the said official made such notings in Annexure A-22 file Note. In the event the 7th Pay Commission has reached the final stage of its proceedings and is not in a position to include this matter in its report, then the Finance Secretary/ 1st respondent shall at his level consider the matter as directed by this Hon'ble Tribunal in OA No. 381/2010 keeping in view the detailed proposal with justification submitted by the Department of Posts, the detailed observations made by this Hon'ble Tribunal in the earlier O.A and also the above order and shall pass a detailed speaking order addressing all these points within 30 days from the date of receipt of a copy of the Order. Admittedly, the 7th Central Pay Commission was already finalised in October, 2015 before the implementation of Annexure P-1 Order. Therefore, the respondent herein is duty bound to consider the matter as directed by this Hon'ble Tribunal in OA No. 381/2010 keeping in view the detailed proposal with justification submitted by the Department of Posts, the detailed observations made by this Hon'ble Tribunal in the earlier O.A and also Annexure P-1 Order and to pass a detailed speaking order addressing all these points within 30 days from the date of receipt of a copy of the Order. The copy of Annexure P-1 Order was admittedly received by the respondent in May, 2016. However, no orders passed by the respondent till date. The acceptance of the recommendations of the 7th CPC by the Cabinet Committee for approval of the Government has nothing to do with the above direction and therefore, the deliberate action of the respondent herein in not passing speaking Order regarding the entitlement of the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- to the Inspector Posts with effect from 01-01-2006 is contumacious and is liable to be proceeded under the Contempt of Court Act. 

3. All other averments made in the affidavit is devoid of any force or merit. The respondent herein did not comply with the positive directions contained in Annexure P-1 Order of this Honourable Tribunal and the attempt to defeat and defy the directions of this Honourable Tribunal and the conduct of the respondents in attempting to overreach the Orders of this Honourable Tribunal is an instance of defying the lawful authority of this Honourable Tribunal and is a clear interference with the course of justice. The respondents have rendered themselves liable to be proceeded under the Contempt of Court Act by employing subterfuge and attempting to get the CCC (P) closed by relying on the orders issued by the Government accepting the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission with effect from 01-01-2016, which has nothing to do with the entitlement of the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- to Inspector Posts with effect from 01-01-2006.  

All the above facts are true to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.
Dated this the 29th day of January, 2016

DEPONENT

Solemnly affirmed and signed before me by the deponent on this the 29th day of January, 2016 in my office at Ernakulam.

ADVOCATE