Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Non-payment of RPLI incentives to Sub Divisional Heads- GS writes to Secretary(P)

No. GS/AIAIASP/RPLI-Incentive/2014                         dated  : 1/9/2014
To,
Ms Kavery Banerjee,
Director General, 
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001.
Subject : Non payment of RPLI incentives to Sub Divisional Heads.
R/Madam,
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that neither the Directorate letter No. 26-02/2009-LI dated 18/9/2009 nor any other subsequent letter has been superseded by any of Directorate letter.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.
With regards,
                                                                Yours Sincerely,
                                                      Sd/-     
                                    (Vilas Ingale

Issue of combined gradation list of IP/ASP from 2000- reminder to Directorate

No. CHQ/IPASP/Seniority List/2014                             Dated :    1/9/2014
To,                                                                           
Shri Rajkumar,
Director (Staff),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 
Sub:  Issue of combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts from the year 2000….reg.
Ref.: Dte No. 9-9/2011-SPG dated 21-2-2014
Respected Sir,  
I would like to draw your kind attention to this Association's letter of even number dated 17/4/2014 vide which it was requested to issue combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts cadre from the year 2000 onwards in phase manner.  
Sir, as you well aware that issue of combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts cadre was unresolved since more than decade. During the course of personal meetings as well as over phone with you, it was assured that Seniority Lists will be issued in phase manner but till date there is no progress from Directorate. This one more issue is also badly delayed at Directorate.
        It is therefore once again fervently requested to look into the matter personally and cause of issue remaining all year’s seniority lists of Inspector Posts cadre in phase manner.
        A positive action in this vital issue will be appreciated.  
Yours Sincerely
 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)

General Secretary

Grant of GP of Rs 5400 to ASPs/PS Gr. B officers completing 4 years of regular service in GP of Rs 4800 under MACP- GS issues reminder

No. CHQ/IPASP/GP/MACP/2013                                  Dated :    1/9/2014
To,                                                                           
The Director General,
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 
Sub:  Request for grant of Grade Pay of Rs 5400/- to the ASPs after completion 4 years of regular service in G.P. of Rs. 4800/- earned under MACP Scheme
Respected Madam,
        Kindly refer to this Association’s letter of even number dated 15/6/2013 and subsequent reminders dated 16/9/2013 and 11/11/2013, 31/1/2014 and 17/4/2014 on the captioned subject. 
        As inscribed in the letters hitherto, your kind attention is hereby brought to the fact that the issue of grant of GP of Rs. 5400/- to ASPs and PS Gr. B officers after completion of 4 years of regular service in GP of Rs. 4800/- earned under MACP Scheme has not yet been solved even after lapse of considerable period and also present status of the case also not communicated to this Association.
        It is therefore once again requested to convey the approval of granting of Non Functional Grade Pay of 5400/- to all the ASP/PS Group B officers effective from the date they have completed 4 years regular service in Grade Pay of 4800/- at the earliest.
        A positive action in this vital issue is requested.
Yours Sincerely
Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to :

Shri Arun Malik, Director (SR), Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001 w. r. to his letter No. 10-9/2013-SR dated 30th September, 2013.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Attendance of Govt. Staff to be tracked online

In what could be a revolutionary step towards monitoring and tracking the work of government officials, the NDA government has launched an “attendance website” to serve as a centralised database for all central government employees.

Though the website, attendance.gov.in, is still in the process of being developed, officials said it is expected to be modelled on the lines of similar websites of the Jharkhand government and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.To illustrate, the home page of the Jharkhand government’s attendance website gives the total number of employees present on the given day, along with graphical representations of “real-time attendance” and statistics on the percentage of people logging into office during different time slots, giving an idea of how many officials come to office during the designated timings. Further, a search for any registered employee yields complete details, along with the employee’s attendance/leave status.

Officials said the Centre’s website is likely to emulate most of these features and is expected to be as open to the public. “This level of open tracking takes transparency to another level, a key focus of this government,” said an official.The Narendra Modi government had recently directed all central government offices to introduce Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems. Officials said this website is the next step in that direction. The attendance record entered on the biometric devices in government offices will feed the data to this website, which will act as a centralised management information system (MIS) for attendance.

The database for all central government staff will be maintained centrally with a unique six digit ID provided for each employee, based on either the last six or first six digits of the Aadhaar number. Currently, the website has over 16,000 registered users, spread across 113 organisations. The maximum number of officials registered currently are from the Planning Commission. There are no active users or active devices yet.For an organisation/ department to be registered, the nodal officers of that department will have to login to the website and create a master list of locations of their offices, designation of their offices and divisions/ units/ groups within their organisation. Following this, each employee can start registering online by submitting the relevant details along with Aadhaar numbers.

Reminder to Secretary(P) for finalizing Gr.B Recruitment Rules

No. CHQ/IPASP/CRC/2012                                            Dated :     29/8/2014.
To,                                                                                          
Ms Kavery Banerjee,   
Secretary (Posts)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 
Subject : Issue of revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B Cadre and reduce share of General Line officials from 6% to 3%…reg
Respected Madam,   
            
IP/ASP Association would like to draw your kind attention to its letters of even number dated 15/7/2013, 19/11/2013, 6/1/2014, 17/4/2014, 16/5/2014 and 21/6/2014 regarding finalization of Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre and reduction the share of General Line officials from 6% to 3% in LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B. But till date nothing is heard from Directorate.
Recently Directorate has finalized & circulated revised Recruitment Rules of HSG-I in Post Offices and RMS offices under Memo No. 4-26/2009-SPB-Ii dated 27th August 2014. But inspite of repeated request letters and detailed proposal under letter dated 4/7/2011 from this Association, no steps have been taken by Directorate to finalize RRs of PS Gr.B cadre. Actually, as per the clause 3.1.5 of DoPT OM No. AB-14017/48/2010-Estt (RR) dated 31st December 2010 “The Recruitment Rules should be reviewed once in 5 years with a view to effecting such changes as are necessary to bring them in conformity with the changed position, including additions to or reduction in the strength of the lower and higher level posts”. Due to non-settlement of this issue, Department has not conducted the LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2013 and as well for the year 2014. Sr. Postmaster’s Examination also not held from 2010 onwards.
It is therefore requested to direct SPG Division to finalize RRs of PS Gr. B cadre at the earliest.                                                                                        
                                                                              Yours sincerely,
Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for necessary action to :


The Director (R & P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. He is requested to refer SR Division letter No. 09-01/2014-SR dated 11th January 2014. LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2013 and 2014 may be conducted separately only after revision of Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre and reduction of share of General Line officials from 6% to 3%.

Reminder to call for periodical meetings

No. CHQ/IPASP/Agenda/2012                                         dated  : 29/8/2014.
To,
Ms Kavery Banerjee, 
Secretary (Posts)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.
Subject :   Agenda for holding of periodical meeting with Secretary (Post) to look the promotional proposals of IPs/ASPs.
Ref.      :   No. 01/01/2011-SR-dated 25th August 2011 & 02/02/2012-SR dated 17th April 2012
Respected Madam,  
                I would like to draw your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 28/4/2014 and 23/6/2014 regarding non holding of periodical meetings as promised while recording the minutes of meeting taken by Secretary (Posts) with representatives of this Association on 11/8/2011 under memo No. 01/01/2011-SR dated 25th August 2011.
       
        It is to bring to your kind notice that this Association has already submitted agenda to Directorate and it is learnt that SR Division has issued two reminders to DDG (P) and DDG (Estt) to comment upon the items submitted by the Association, but it is seen that due consideration has not been given by them. Resultantly, the genuine demand of the Association has time and again been left out unresolved.  During your last tour to Bihar Circle, President of this Association and Circle Secretary of Bihar Circle have met you at Patna on 20/6/2014 and explained the present position of pending issues by submitting memorandum.
        It is therefore once again requested to your kind honour to look into the matter personally and arrange for fixing date and time for holding of periodical meeting with this Association at the earliest.  
        With profound regards,   
        Yours Sincerely,
Sd/- 
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to :

Shri Arun Malik, Director (SR & Legal), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001.

Reminder to Directorate to frame revised recruitment rules for the post of Asst. Manager in MMS

No. GS/IPASP/AMM/2012                                                  dated  29/8/2014.
To,
The Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.
Sub :  Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Manager in MMS—reg.
Ref. : Dte file No. 905/SR/12 dated 13/9/2012
Respected Madam,
Kindly refer to this Association’s letters of even number No. dated 22/3/2012 followed by reminders dated 21/8/2012, 29th October, 2012, 15/4/2013, 27/6/2013 and 21/6/2014 whereby it was requested to finalize the Recruitment Rules of the Assistant Manager MMS and to conduct LDCE to fill up the vacant posts of the said cadre.
        In this context, I would like to point out that Directorate vide letter No. 905/SR/12 dated 13/09/2012 informed to this Association that the matter was already taken up with Director (Estt.) for appropriate action. But till date neither revised recruitment rules have been framed by the Department nor examination for filling up vacant posts of Assistant Managers in MMS has announced.
It is further bring to your kind notice that there are 41 sanctioned posts of Assistant Manager MMS in the country and out of these, 50% posts are said to be vacant and due to non-framing of recruitment rules, department has not conducted the examination for the vacant posts of Assistant Managers since last several years.  Besides this, 3 posts of Sr. Managers and 5 posts of Managers are also vacant in MMS since years together. Secondly, Assistant Manager MMS is circle cadre and not a single circle has issued seniority list (gradation list) of this cadre since more than decade.
        An early action in the above said issues are requested.
        With regards,
Yours sincerely,
Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary