No. GS/AIAIASP/RPLI-Incentive/2014 dated : 1/9/2014
Ms Kavery Banerjee,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001.
Subject : Non payment of RPLI incentives to Sub Divisional Heads.
IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind notice that PLI Directorate vide letter No. 26-2/2009-LI dated 16/1/2013 has issued clarification about admissibility of incentive to SDI (P) / ASPs for verification / scrutiny of RPLI proposals clarifying that neither the Directorate letter No. 26-02/2009-LI dated 18/9/2009 nor any other subsequent letter has been superseded by any of Directorate letter. Unfortunately despite clear and repeated instructions most of the Postal Divisions in the country are not still paying incentive equal to 10% of the procurement commission paid to the Gramin Dak Sewaks and Gramin Dak BPMs whose proposals are verified by such SDI (P)/ASPs. As such these orders are found not implemented in true spirit in few circles.
Furthermore, the PLI/RPLI work has long back been decentralized to the Divisions. This has increased enormous work pressure on the Divisional Office, particularly, the IPs and ASPs working in the Divisional Office. At present Inspectorial staffs are burdened with variety of duties in addition to what has been enumerated in Chapter-III of Postal Manual Vol. VIII. The ceiling of Rs. 4000/- per annum honorarium was fixed by the Nodal Ministry, which includes, the honorarium paid for conducting departmental inquiries as IO or PO and also other allied additional works.
The quantum of honorarium paid for scrutiny of PLI/RPLI proposals is not commensurate with the quantum of work performed and the ceiling on honorarium is a major setback for the Inspectorial staff working in Divisional Offices. Therefore this Association requests your kind honour to replace the existing system of payment of honorarium for this work without a ceiling limit of Rs. 4000/- and Inspectorial Staff may be remunerated at the same rate not as honorarium but as incentive that do not have any limitations. Also call for reports from each and every Circles / Regions why incentive equal to 10% of the procurement commission as required in Directorate letter No. 26-2/2009-LI dated 16/1/2013 of the procurement commission paid to the GDS whose proposals are verified by SDI(P)/ASPs is not being paid despite clear instructions on the issue.