Thursday 28 February 2019

Postal JCA (RMS Wing) protested the arbitrary order of shifting Divisional Office of SSRM 'N' Division from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar

D A. Order

Adhoc appointment/promotion-regarding

No. X-20/5/2019-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated: 22nd February, 2019
1. All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/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)/Directors Postal Accounts/DAP

Subject: Adhoc appointment/promotion –regarding

I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter No. 137-99/2009-SPB-II dated 23.12.2009 on the subject cited above and to say that the adhoc appointments/promotions are to be made only in unavoidable/exceptional circumstances. Adhoc arrangements should not continue indefinitely and action has to be taken to fill up the vacancies on regular basis. While Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) should invariably be held regularly, before DPC meet, all existing and anticipated vacancies during the year should be taken into account so that adhoc arrangements are kept to the barest minimum. The instructions in this regards have been issued by the Department from time to time. In spite of these express provisions, it has come to the notice of the Directorate that Circles are resorting to adhoc arrangements in total disregard to the statutory provisions/instructions on the subject as well as proper manpower management and career advancement of the employees.

2. In brief, the instructions contained in Department of Personnel & Training’s (DoP&T) O.M. No. 28036/8/87-Estt. (D) dated 30.03.1988 and O.M. No. AB. 14017/54/2003-Estt. (RR) dated 04.12.2003 circulated vide this Department’s letter No.6-6/88-SPB.II dated 5.5.1988 and No. 137-2/2004-SPB-II dated 13/14th January, 2004 respectively and in DoP&T O.M. No. 28036/1/2001-Estt. (D) dated 23.07.2001, DoP&T O.M. No. 28036/01/2007-Estt. (D) dated 14.11.2007 and O.M. No.28036/1/2012-Estt. (D) dated 03.04.2013 (copies enclosed) are as under:

(i) The DoP&T O.M. No. 28036/8/87-Estt. (D) dated 30.03.1988 provides that adhoc appointment/promotion are to be resorted to only in exceptional circumstances subject to certain conditions mentioned therein, to a post which cannot be kept vacant in consideration of its functional/operational requirement.

(ii) The total period for which the appointment/promotion may be made, on an adhoc basis, will be limited to one year only. 
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(iii) The practice of giving a break periodically and appointing the same person on an adhoc basis may not be permitted.

(iv) In case there are compulsions for extending any adhoc appointment/promotion beyond one year, the approval of the DoP&T is required to be sought at least two months in advance before the expiry of the one year period. If the approval of DoP&T to the continuance of the adhoc arrangements beyond one year is not received before the expiry of the one year period, the adhoc appointment/promotion shall automatically cease on the expiry of the one year term.

(v) Adhoc promotions may be made on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness basis even where promotion is by selection method. Only those employees in the feeder grade who fulfill the eligibility conditions prescribed in the Recruitment Rules should be considered for adhoc promotion.

(vi) Permission to make adhoc appointment should be granted by the authority one level higher than the appointing authority for that post.

(vii) The DoP&T O.M. No. 28036/1/2001-Estt(D) dated 23.07.2001 provides that whenever an appointment is made on adhoc basis, the fact that the appointment is adhoc and that such an appointment will not bestow on the person a claim for regular appointment should be clearly spelt out in the orders of appointment. It should also be made clear that the service rendered on adhoc basis in the grade concerned would not count for the purpose of seniority in that grade and for eligibility for promotion to the next higher grade.

(viii)The DoP&T O.M. No. AB. 14017/54/2003-Estt. (RR) dated 04.12.2003 provides that for consideration of adhoc promotions, the crucial date of eligibility would be the same as for regular promotions i.e., January 1.

(ix) DoP&T O.M. No. 28001/8/2007-Estt. (D) dated 14.11.2007 provides for delegating powers to the concerned Ministry/Department for appointing the officials to Gr. C and Gr. D posts on adhoc basis upto a period of 3 (three) years. Further extension of one year at a time upto two years can be granted with the approval of the Secretary concerned.

(x) DoP&T vide O.M. No. 28036/1/2012-Estt. (D) dated 03.04.2013, has mentioned brief of various instructions with respect to adhoc appointments/promotions those should be followed strictly while considering adhoc appointments/promotions. 

Further, Circle should review the adhoc appointments/promotions made by them from time to time, and at least once a year, on the basis of the guidelines and instructions in force, so as to bring down the instances of such adhoc manpower arrangements to the barest minimum. 

(xi) Claims of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in adhoc promotions shall be considered in the DoP&T O.M. No. 36011/14/83-Estt. (SCT) dated 30.04.1983.

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3. It is requested that instructions issued by DoP&T from time to time should be followed scrupulously while considering the case of adhoc appointment/promotions. These instructions may also be brought to the notice of all subordinate units.

4. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
Copy to:
1. PS to Minister of State for Communications (IC)
2. Sr. PPS to Secretary (Posts)/Sr. PPS to Director General Postal Services
3. PPS/PS to Addl. DG (Co-ordination)/ Member (Banking)/ Member (O)/ Member
(P) /Member (Planning & HRD)/ Member (PLI)/ Member (Tech)
4. Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser
5. Sr. Deputy Director General (Vigilance) & CVO/ Sr. Deputy Director General
6. Director General P&T (Audit), Civil Lines, New Delhi
7. Secretary, Postal Services Board/ All Deputy Directors General
8. Chief Engineer (Civil), Postal Directorate
9. All Sections of Postal Directorate
10.All recognized Federations/ Unions/ Associations
11.GM, CEPT for uploading the order on the India Post website
12.OL Section with request to translate the orders.
13.Guard File
14.Spare copies.

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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Proposal for creation of Rayagada Division under Berhampur Region, Odisha Circle approved by the Directorate.                                                   

Monday 25 February 2019

Revised result of LCDE for LGO Mail Guard and MTS to PA /SA Cadre

Monday, 25 February 2019

Surplus qualified candidates of LCDE for LGO Examination held on 09.12.2019 for promotion from Postman, Mail Guard and MTS to PA /SA Cadre

Friday 22 February 2019

LGO EXAM Qualifying Mark

                 NFPE CIRCULAR
  National Federation of Postal              Employees

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No.PF-1(e) 2019                                                                         Date: 22nd February, 2019


            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office bearers.
All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries
Federal Executive meeting of NPE was held at NFPE Office, North Avenue, New Delhi on 21st February,2019.
After thorough discussion on all agenda items and problems prevailing in Department of Post, the Federal Executive has come to a conclusion that the Postal Administration is not serious to settle the long pending genuine problems of employees. For settlement of 23 points charter of demands on  2 days Nationwide strike on 8 & 9 January-2019 , a meeting was convened at Directorate on 07thJanuary,2019 , under Chairmanship of Shri P.K. Bisoi , Member (P). Thorough discussion took place on all agenda items, but there was no concrete assurance on any issue, thereby we decided to go on 2 days strike on 8&9 January,2019. The strike was grand success.
After strike is over a period of more than one and half month has been passed but nothing has been done by the Department so far.
Therefore, it was decided unanimously that agitational programs should be conducted in phased manner culminating in indefinite strike. As the Lok Sabha Election can be declared at any time and election Code of Conduct will come in to force after that.
So as a 1st Phase of agitaional programme was  decided to conduct  One Day Dharna at all Divisional  Headquarters on 07th March-2019 by the NFPE Co-ordination Committee jointly.
It was also decided that Resolution for settlement of 24 Points Charter of demands should also be sent addressed to Secretary (Post) , Director General (Post) and Minister Communications and IT:
1.    Withdraw NPS and Guarantee minimum pension 50% of last pay drawn.
2.    Implement all positive recommendations of Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee report and grant Civil servant Status to GDS.
3.    Fill up all Vacant Posts in all cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A/S.A, Postmen, Mail Guard ,  Mailmen, MMS, MTS, GDS, Postal Acctts, P.A Admn Offices, P.A SBCO & Civil Wing etc  within a time frame  and separate identity of all cadres.
4.    Settle all the problems arisen out of implementation of C.S.I & R.I.C.T.
5.    Membership verification of G.D.S and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification conducted in 2015.
6.    Implementation of orders of  payment of  revised wages and arrears to the casual , Part time, Contingent employees & daily rated mazdoors as per 6th and   7th CPC and Regularize Services of  casual Labourers.
7.    Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e RMS, MMS, Postman/MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Acctts, Postmaster Cadre and Civil Wing etc.
8.    Stop Privatization, Corporatization and out sourcing in Postal Services.
9.    Scrap Bench Mark in MACP .
10. Implement 5 days week in Postal and RMS
11. Enhancement of higher pay scales to those categories whose minimum qualification has been enhanced e.g Postmen, Mail guard.
12. Grant of pension to the promoted GDS based on Supreme Court Judgement in SLP No (C) 13042/2014
13. Withdraw orders of enhancement of cash conyance limit without security.
14.  Implement all High Court and Supreme Court decisions in C/W MACP, RTP and others.
15. Cash less treatment under CGHS and allotment of adequate fund under head MR & T.A
16. Retention of Civil wing in the Deptt of Post.
17. Holding of Deptt. Council Meetings and periodical meetings at all levesl.
18. Stop Trade Union victimization and in the name of unscientific targets.
19. Provide 40 percent SCF quota promotion in AAO cadre and amend RR incorporating the modifications demanded by AIPAEA.
20. Status of audit to SBCO.
21. Restore Special Allowance to PO & RMS Accountants and OSA to RMS/MMS Staff.
22. All NSH and I.C. Speed Post Hubs should be under the administrative control of RMS and All L-2 Mail Offices should be identified as I.C. Speed Post Hubs and as Parcel Hubs.
23. Permission to all Staff of Circle Office, Postmaster Cadre, SBCO, Postal Accounts and RMS/MMS Staff to appear in Departmental Examination for promotion to PSS Group-B.
24. Amendment in Transfer Policy guide lines and under Rule-38 Transfer guidelines.
Further the Federal Executive has endorsed the following call of NJCA.
1.    One day dharna and Demonstration on 13th March 2019 at Jantar Mantar , New Delhi - focusing main demand as Scraping of NPS and Restoration of Old Pension Scheme: All are requested to take part in large number.
2.    One day Dharna 28th March- 2019 by the All India leader of all constituent organizations of National Council , JCM at Jantar Mantar , New Delhi, for revival of JCM forum at all level.
All India leaders, Circle Secretaries, Divisional Secretaries of NFPE unions are requested to take part in Dharna.
The Federal Executive has also endorsed the following agitational programmes called by Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.
1.    Campaign Fortnight from 15thMarch to 30th March,culminating in Mass Rally at all District and State Headquarters for settlement of Charter of demands mainly focusing on demand “Scrapping NPS and restoration of OPS.
2.    (i) Day long Mass Dharna on 11th April 2019 at all District and State Headquarter.
(ii) Candle light protest on 23rdApril-2019 at all District and State Headquarters.
All are requested to celebrate International Women’s Day on 08th March-2019 focusing mainly on Women related issues.
We as NFPE request entire rank and file to make all the programmes a grand success by larger participation
With revolutionary greetings.

Yours Comradely,
R.N Parashar
Secretary General

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

Posted On: 19 FEB 2019 9:22PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees, and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2019 representing an increase of 3% over the existing rate of 9% 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 (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs. 9168.12 crore per annum and Rs. 10696.14 crore in the FY 2019-20 (for a period of 14 months from January 2019 to February, 2020).This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

Monday 18 February 2019

The CircleWorking Committee Meeting/Deligate Session  of AIPEU Postmen &MTS Odisha Circle  at   Goutam Buddha Sanskruti Bhawan  JAJPUR  Under Cuttack North Division

  Candel March In favor of Pulwama attack.