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CHQ News : List of long pending agendas handed over to Member(P) on 22.02.2018


No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Pending/2017                 Dated :    19/2/2018

Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Informal meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts) with the representatives of IP/ASP Association.  

Respected Sir,  

We would like to bring to your kind attention to my predecessors letter of even number dated 19/6/2017 addressed to your honour whereby it was requested to intervene in the pending issues concerned to the members of Association, but till date following issues are not resolved. This association will feel obliged your intervention on how best to get these long pending issues settled immediately. 

S. No.
Pending issues
Issue of final combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 2001 and 2002. Also from the year 2003 onwards. 
Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2017-18
Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle
Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre
Non implementation of orders of Directorate issued under No. 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24.10.2017 by which the Grade Pay of Inspector of Posts has been upgraded to Rs. 4600/- (PB-2) w.e.f. 01.01.2006
Inter Circle Rule 38 transfer cases of Inspector Posts/ Assistant Supdt. Posts cadre. Few circles are not relieving the IPs despite issue of orders by the concerned Circles.  
Holding of periodical meeting with Hon’ble Secretary (Posts).
Vigilance enquiry in the death case of Ms Mohini Gupta Ex-ASP Ajmer (Rajasthan).
Clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head
Grant of honorarium to IP/ASPs/PS Gr. B/Gr. A Officers deployed during demonetization drive of currency notes at post offices
Declaration of result of LDCE of PS Gr. B cadre held in 2016
Sir, the above pending issues can only be settled in much better way on your kind and dynamic approach for resolving the issues concerning IP/ASPs.

             With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Rajiv Kumar)
General Secretary

CHQ News : Letter handed over to Hon'ble Secretary Posts on 19.02.2018.

NO :  CHQ/AIAIASP/DPC-PS Gr. B/2017           Dated  : 19.02.2018.

The Secretary Posts
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.

Subject : Holding of DPC for promotion and declaration of result  to the cadre of PS Gr. B.

Respected                   ,
                IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention towards its letter of even no. dated 30.09.2017, 11.11.2017 and 12.12.2017 wherein it was requested  to call for records for convening regular DPC for the year 2017-2018 & 2018 - 2019.  But till date Directorate has not issued the list of officers in the zone of consideration to circles. All are well aware that this year DPC is badly delayed for the one or other reasons.
                 Often it is quoted that as IPO cadre is the backbone of the department and the cadre plays most vital role in implementation of government’s/ department’s policies.  But it is also true that IPO cadre is the most deprived and suffered cadre in the department. Vacancies in PS Gr. “B” cadre, which is promotional cadre for IPO cadre, are not being filled up timely. Result of Limited departmental competitive examination conducted in the year 2016 (almost 14 months ago) has not been declared till date and neither the DPC for the year 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 is conveyed till date. Many senior IP/ASP who consider themselves under zone of consideration for DPC, are eagerly awaiting DPC but it seems that many of them will retire without getting promoted to Ps. Group Cadre due to non conveying of DPC on time, IPs/ASPs  who appeared  in LDCE 2016 are  also losing patience . Senior ASPs are officiating in PS Gr. “B” on adhoc basis for a period of 11 months and then repatriated to ASP posts. There is complete uncertainty about tenure of such officers and same is the position with the IPs working as Adhoc ASP. Confirm vacancies in IP/ASP cadre is not arising due to non declaration of LDCE result and non convening of DPC.
                This association expects that the competent authority will look into the matter personally and take all required action for redressal of genuine & deserving request being made herein.

With due regards,                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                Yours Sincerely
                                                                                                                                                                (Rajiv Kumar)
                                                                                                                                                                General secretary

CHQ News :Reminder handed over to Hon'ble Secretary Posts on Non implementation of Directorate Orders of dated 24.10.2017.

 No. CHQ/AIAPASP/Upgradation/GP/2017              Dated 19.02.2018.

The Secretary (Posts)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110001.

Sub:-          Non implementation of Directorate Orders of dated 24.10.2017 vide which the Grade pay of Inspector of Posts has been upgraded to Rs. 4600/- (PB-2) w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in the 6th CPC structure in pursuance of Para 7.6.14 of its report.

Respected Sir,

Your kind attention is invited towaeds the meeting held in your chamber on 27.12.2017 with members of this association regarding issuance of clear cut directions to field units to refix the pay of IP/ASP in compliance to orders issued by Pay Commission Cell of Directorate vide letter No. 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24.10.2017. A memorandum was also submitted to your kind honour by the then General Secretary vide letter of even no. dated 27.12.2017 for issuance of clarification in this regard.

The 40th all India Biennial conference of this association was recently held in Rajgir (Bihar) in which all members have shown great disappointment on the issue that after a lapse of almost two months no fruitful order regarding clarification on refixation of pay of IP/ASP  have since been issued by directorate in this regard.
The matter is therefore, once again briefed to your kind honour with submission that after a long battle in hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Bench, this cadre has succeeded in getting upgraded pay scale at par with their counter parts working in CBDT/CBEC and assistants in CSS. The orders issued vide Directorate No. 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24.10.2017 in compliance to orders of Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Bench is still not implemented in circles for want of clear cut directions regarding the manner in which the pay of IP/ASPs are to be fixed w.e.f 01.01.2006. Only a few directly recruited IPs have been given the benefit in some of the Circles so far.

It is pertinent to mention here that various Tribunals, High Courts and even Apex Court has already given judgments with directions to fix minimum pay of the promottee candidates as per criteria fixed for direct recruits also in revised pay structure. The nodal department DoE has also issued certain circulars in this regard to fix pay in respect of promottee officials w.e.f 01.01.2006 in 6th CPC pay structure. But, it’s a matter of great concern for this cadre that despite issuance of order by the Directorate on 24.10.2017 the same has not been implemented in its true spirit because of want of clarification from higher ups about the manner in which the pay is to be refixed in case of promottee officials. In this regard, submission of Association was made as under:-

1)         The pay of IPs promoted through LDCE AND Direct recruited IPs through SSC, who joined as IP prior to 01.01.2006, has to be re-fixed @ 4600 Grade pay in revised 6th CPC pay structure w.r.t fitment table S-13 corresponding GP of Rs. 4600.

2)         The pay of IPs, who were promoted through LDCE and joined between 01.01.2006 to 30.08.2008 and opted to fix their pay from the date of promotion, shall be re-fixed @ 4600/- Grade pay under Rule 11 of 6th CPC gazette. (Annex-03) equal to pre revised upgraded pay scale of Rs. 7450.

3)         The manner of fixation of pay of officials promoted as Inspector Posts between on or after 01-09-2018. It is to mention that various Tribunals, High Courts and even Apex Court  has already pronounced judgments with direction that initial Pay of the officials promoted on or after 01-01-2006 may not be fixed lower than the entry level pay which could be drawn by a direct recruit appointee on or after 01-01-2006”. 
Therefore association once again urges to Secretary Posts to take necessary action for issuing early clarification regarding the manner in which the pay of IPs/ASPs is to be refixed in revised pay structure of 6th CPC in pursuance of para 7.6.14.
For the sake of uniformity it is once again requested to your kind honour to kindly issue common order regarding upgradation of pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006 in pursuance of para 7.6.14 in 6th CPC w.r.t fitment table S-13 corresponding GP of Rs. 4600.

            This association hopes an early and favorable order for strengthening the backbone of the department by granting the benefit in its true spirit to all IP/ASP w.e.f 01.01.2006.

With regards                                                                      
Yours sincerely
(Rajiv Kumar)
General Secretary


We are aware that the result of LDCE for promotion to PS Group-B has not been declared due to pendency of cases  before the honourable CAT.  The PS Group-B exam was held on 18th December 2016 and already 14 months lapsed. Many candidates are eagerly waiting for results so that they may plan accordingly as this month is the most crucial being the end/beginning of academic year of children.It was also decided in AIC held at RAJGIR  to pursue the case for early declaration of result.A team comprising of Myself (GS), CHQ President, Treasure,  Vice-president and OG Secretary had contacted the Secretary , Member(P), DDG, Directors and other officers and requested for early declaration of result . The officers assured for early declaration of result. It was also intimated that CAT cases are also causing delay. At this stage , pursuing the O.As/M.As already filed  will hamper not only the interest of the candidates, it will also cause delay to future LDCE. It is learnt that 02 MAs have been filed before CAT Ernakulam Bench by a member in individual capacity in this connection.  All such members are requested to withdraw the cases filed by them and clear path for declaration of result. 

It is also made clear that this Association has not filed any case as on date regarding LCDE PS Group-B conducted in the year 2016 and neither it supports nor sponsors such cases.

New CHQ body is having full of youth and is committed to take care of both Exam aspirants as well as of seniors so now onwards nothing one sided will take place. As far as declaration of result  and DPC  are concerned, CHQ is going to write it to DG for instant action