Republic Day 2015 Wishes To All Viewers and Members Happy Republic Day

Republic Day 2015 Wishes To All Viewers and Members Happy Republic Day 






Republic Day in India is celebrated on January 26 every year. This day is significant, as it observes the enforcement of the Constitution of India which declared India as a sovereign, democratic and republic country. Every Indian celebrates Republic Day – a national holiday - with great zeal, enthusiasm and a lot of respect. Indians wear traditional clothes and celebrate the day  with unity and brotherhood.

Age limit of Retirement in Central Government Services – What says FR56..?


Age limit of Retirement in Central Government Services – What says FR56..?

“All Government servants are to retire on the last day of the month in which they attain the age of 60 years, subject to the exceptions mentioned therein”.

The DoPT Minister informed in the Parliament as a written reply to a question to the subject above mentioned as follows…

As per Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules all Government servants are to retire on the last day of the month in which they attain the age of 60 years, subject to the exceptions mentioned therein. A copy of the relevant rule is annexed. Different age of retirement for certain categories has been fixed on functional requirements.


Employees of the Supreme Court retire on attaining the age of 60 years. The employees of Central Universities are not Central Government employees. However, the retirement age of the employees are as under:-

(i) Vice Chancellor – 70 years

(ii) Teachers – 65 years

(iii) Registrar – 62 years

(iv) Finance Officer – 62 years

(v) Controller of Examination – 62 years Different age of retirement is prescribed on functional requirements.

Extracts of Provisions in FR 56

F.R. 56(a) Except as otherwise provided in this rule, every Government servant shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years.

Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years. Provided further that a Government servant who has attained the age of fifty-eight years on or before the first day of May, 1998 and is on extension in service, shall retire from the service on expiry of his extended period of service. Or on the expiry of any further extension in service granted by the Central Government in public interest, provided that no such extension in service shall be granted beyond the age of 60 years.

(b) A workman who is governed by these rules shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years.

(bb) The age of superannuation in respect of specialists included in the Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-cadres of Central Health Service shall be 62 years. “Provided that for the specialist included in the Teaching sub-cadres of the Central Health Service who are engaged only in teaching activities and not occupying administrative positions, the age of superannuation shall be sixty-five years: provided further that such specialist of the Teaching Sub-cadres of Central Health Service who are occupying administrative positions shall have the option of seeking appointment to the teaching positions in case they wish to continue in service up to sixty-five years.”

(bbb) The age of superannuation in respect of nursing teaching faculty with M.Sc in Nursing in the Central Government Nursing Institutions shall be 65 years subject to the condition that they continue to function as faculty members after the age of 60 years.

India Post honours Mumbai's dabbawala



Mahesh Zagade, Transport Commissioner, Maharashtra, releases the Special Cover on “Mumbai's Dabbawalas” in the presence of Raghunath Medge, President , Mumbai Dabbawala Association at the GPO Mumbai on Friday. Dr. V. Vinodkumar, DPS (HQ) o/o CPMG Mumbai is also seen in picture (extreme left)

RELEASES A COMMEMORATIVE SPECIAL COVER ON THEM

Maharashtra Postal Circle (India Post) released a special cover on Mumbai’s dabbawalas on Friday in recognition of their service — delivering fresh, home-cooked food to office-goers across Maximum City with precision. 

Maharashtra Transport Commissioner Shri Mahesh Zagade released the special cover at the Mumbai General Post Office here during a three-day philately exhibition, Mumbaipex 2015, which showcases shared heritage and culture.

Nearly 5,000 dabbawalas operate across Mumbai, delivering food to their customers on time using a unique identity code to sort the nearly two lakh lunchboxes.

Shri Zagade commended the dabbawalas for their service to society, and said the logistics of their operation was so sophisticated that it had become part of management studies in reputable institutions. The accurate delivery system was a case study at the Indian Institute of Management and Harvard Business School.

Shri Raghunath Medge, President, Mumbai Dabbawala Association, said the unique identification code developed by the dabbawalas was inspired by the pin code. Mumbaipex 2015 showcases rare collections of 25 philatelists.



The three-day Mumbaipex 2015 showcases rare stamp collections of 25 philatelists, covering varied themes. While on the first day they will release a cover on the dabbawalas, the second day would be dedicated to Dr. Bhauji Lad Mumbai City Museum, and on Sunday a special cover would be released on Mumbai’s August Kranti Maidan, where Gandhiji had given the call for Quit India in 1941.

Recruitment for the Post of Postman/Mail Guard/MTS


Maharastra Circle( Maharastra and Goa State ) issued notification for recruitment for the Post of Postman/Mail Guard/MTS cadre.

To know available vacancy, Rules and Regulation log on  www.dopmah.in from 24.01.2015 at 1600hrs.

The last date for submission the online form is 18.02.2015 at 23.59hrs.

Cadre restructuring of cadre of Assistant Managers MMS

It is to inform to all Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers that in response to appeal of General Secretary, only Shri Arup Seal, Circle Secretary, West Bengal Circle has come forward with the following information which is required to take up the cadre restructuring issue of AMM cadre with Directorate. Remaining circles will furnish their information immediately.


No. of Sr. Managers MMS sanctioned posts in circle
1
No. of Sr. Managers MMS posts vacant
NIL
No. of Manager MMS sanctioned posts in circle
NIL
No. of Manager MMS posts vacant
N/A
No. of Dy. Manager MMS sanctioned posts in circle
1
No. of Dy. Manager MMS posts vacant
NIL (will be vacant on and from 01.07.2015
No. of Assistant Manager sanctioned posts in circle
10
No. of Assistant Manager posts vacant
6
Whether copy of Recruitment Rules of Inspector MMS (old cadre) is available in the circle office.
Available
Whether circle seniority list (gradation list) is available or otherwise
All India Seniority list issued by Directorate in Jan 2014 serves the purpose.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Commemorative Stamp on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao - 22nd January 2015.

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save Girl Child, Educate Girl Child) is a Government of India scheme that aims to generate awareness and improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for women.
Main Objectives of this Programme are to prevent gender biased sex selective elimination, to ensure survival & protection of the Girl Child, to ensure education of the Girl Child, to improve the Nutrition Status of Girl Child and to promote a protective environment for Girl Child. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme on 22nd January, 2015 from Panipat, Haryana.
India Post released a commemorative postage stamp to mark the launch of 'Beti Bachao - Beti Padhao' scheme, a flagship initiative to address issues that affect women, and also reverse the trend of an adverse and declining Child Sex Ratio. The stamp was released by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the function organized to launch the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister for Communications & IT, Smt. Menaka Gandhi, Hon'ble Minister for Women and Child Development, Shri K.P. Solanki, H.E. Governor of Haryana and Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Hon'ble CM of Haryana and Film Actress Madhuri Dixit, who has been made the Brand Ambassador of the campaign were present at the function.
Commemorative Stamp on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao release function

Sad Demise



Mother of Shri Rajan S Buchade,  ASP, SPCC, Air mail Sorting Division expired on 18th Jan 2015.  

This Association conveys its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray Almighty to bring the soul to peace and shower courage to the family to bear the loss.

CCS (Conduct) Rules – Filing of annual Immovable Property Returns – Dopt Orders 2015

CCS (Conduct) Rules – Filing of annual Immovable Property Returns – Dopt Orders 2015

IMMEDIATE
F. No. 11013/3/2014-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated January 16 , 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 — Filing of annual Immovable Property Returns – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that as per various notifications issued by this Department, relating to the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Returns of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, the public servant who has filed declaration, information and annual returns of property under the provision of the rules applicable to such public servant, should file the declaration, information and return indicating his/her assets and liabilities, as on 01.08.2014, to the competent authority on or before, 30.04.2015. The notifications are available on the Department’s website at http://persmin.gov.in/Lokpal HomePage From CCIS.asp.


2. The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, are being amended to align them with the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. Presently, as per the Rule 18(1)(ii) of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, every Government servant belonging to any service or holding any post included in Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ is required to submit an annual return regarding the immovable property inherited/owned/ acquired/ held on lease or mortgage either in his own name or in the name of any family member or in the name of any other person.

3. It has, inter-alia, been clarified by this Department vide Office Memorandum No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B) dated 13.01.2015 that the requirement of filing returns regarding assets and liabilities under the Lokpal Act is in addition to, and not in supersession of the requirement of filing similar returns under the existing Conduct Rules. In view of this, all Government Servants may be directed as follows:

(i) The annual Immovable Property Return, as on 31.12.2014, under the existing CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964 is required to be filed on or before 31.01.2015;

(ii) The first return under the Lokpal Act (as on 01.08.2014) should be filed on or before 30.04.2015; and

(iii) The next annual return under the Lokpal Act, for the year ending 31.03.2015 should be filed on or before 31.07.2015.

4. It is, therefore, requested that all concerned may be suitably advised to file the Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) and the return under the Lokpal Act as per the dates indicated above, Further, in accordance with the instruction contained in this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 11013/3/2011-Estt.A dated 11.04.2011, IPRs (to be submitted by 31 st January of each year) shall be placed in public domain by 31 st March of that year. A compliance report in respect of the IPRs filed by Group ‘A’ Officers of the Central Civil Services, as on 31.01.2015, may please be furnished to this Department by 30.04.2015.

5. Similar action may kindly be taken by the authorities controlling services not covered by the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

6. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(J.A. Vaidyanathan)
Director (Establishment)

Father of Shri Sanjay Walvekar, ASP RO Goa expired on 16th Jan 2015 due to old age. He was 80 year old.

This Association conveys heartfelt condolence on his demise and pray to almighty to give courage to the family members to bear the shock.

Happy Makar Sankranti to all members and viewers


Introduction of postal stamps as RTI fee/cost – seeking comments from public regarding

No.1/3/2014-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(IR Division)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 14th January, 2015
Circular

Subject: Introduction of postal stamps as RTI fee/cost – seeking comments from public regarding

RTI Rules, 2012 prescribe payment of RTI application fee/Cost through four Modes i.e. IPO, Demand Draft, Bankers Cheque and Cash against receipt. Apart from regular modes of payments, Information seekers can use the facility of e-IPO and also use Debit/Credit Card for filing online RTI
application.


2. CIC in its full bench decision in the case No. CIC/BS/C/2013/000149/LS dated 27.08.2013 had inter-alia urged DoPT to consider acceptance of RTI stamps as a mode of payment of RTI Fee and Costs. The issue was examined in consultation with Department of Posts and the latter expressed its inability to print exclusive RTI stamps. Subsequently, Department of Posts recommended use of definitive series of postal stamps which are ubiquitously available in the Post Offices across the country in different denominations. It further added that, the RTI applicants would also need to affix the said stamp(s) on the RTI application. The RTI applicant(s) by putting his signature or thumb impression shall cancel the said postage stamp(s) to prevent it from misuse/re-use.

3. It was decided with the approval of the then MoS (PP) that acceptance of postal stamps as mode of payment of RTI fee and cost would require amendment in the RTI Rules notified on 31.7.2012 only, the recommendations of CIC may be noted and considered as and when amendment to RTI Rules are considered.

4. The CIC in its recent decision dated 12.12.2014 in File No.CIC/SA/C/2014/000038 has again recommended to DoPT to adopt the proposal of the Deptt. of Posts of use of ordinary Postal Stamps for payment of RTI fee.

5. Introduction of Stamps as one of modes of payment for RTI application fee would require amendment to the RTI Rules, 2012. In addition, the following issues need to be sorted out before taking any decision.

i. Use of ordinary postal stamps for the purpose of RTI may lead to accounting problem, as it would not be possible to account amount collected for R
TI through ordinary stamps. Section 25(3)(e) of the RTI Act lays down that each public authority is required to communicate to CIC/SIC, as the case may be, the amount of charges collected under this Act for incorporation in their Annual Report.

ii. There is apprehension of misuse of ordinary stamps for the purpose of RTI, in the absence of specific procedure for crossing such stamps.

iii. Whether postal stamps may be considered for initial RTI fees only or for payment of additional fee also.

6. A Committee has been formed to look into the above and other related issues. It has been decided to invite views/suggestions from the citizens in the subject matter, for the consideration of the Committee. The views/suggestions, preferably not exceeding more than one page, may be sent latest by 7.2.2015 through email only to Shri R.K. Girdhar, Under Secretary (RTI), North Block at usrti-doptOmic. in.

sd/-
(Sandeep Jain)
Director – IR

All members and viewers are requested to send their views/suggestions for use of definitive (ordinary) postal stamps as one of mode of payment for RTI application fee. Ordinary postal stamps are easily available to every citizen in any post office on face value only.


The views/suggestions may kindly be send through email to Shri R K Girdhar, Under Secretary (RTI), North Block, New Delhi at usrti-dopt@nic.in latest by 07.02.2015.


Highlights of the demands of Central Government Employees to 7CPC

1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employee as on 01-01-2016

2. 7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2016

3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.

4. JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m.

5. Ratio of minimum and maximum wage should be 1:8.

6. General formula for determination of pay scale based on minimum living wage demanded for MTS is pay in PB+GP x 3.7.

7. Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay.

8. Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000).

9. The pay structure demanded is as under:-
               Exiting             Proposed (in Rs.)
        PB-1, GP Rs.1800      26,000
        PB-1, GP Rs.1900]

        PB-1, GP Rs.2000]     33, 000

        PB-1, GP Rs. 2400]

        PB-1, GP Rs.2800]      46,000

        PB-2, GP Rs.4200       56,000
        PB-2, GP Rs.4600]

        PB-2, GP Rs.4800]      74,000

        PB-2, GP Rs.5400       78,000

10. Dearness Allowances on the basis of 12 monthly average of CPI, Payment on 1st Jan and 1st July every year.

11. Overtime Allowances on the basis of total Pay+DA+Full TA.

12 Liabilities of all Government dues of persons died in harness be waived.

13. Transfer Policy – Group `C and `D Staff should not be transferred. DoPT should issue clear cut guideline as per 5th CPC recommendation. Govt. should from a Transfer Policy in each department for transferring on mutual basis on promotion. Any order issued in violation of policy framed be cancelled by head of department on representation.

14. Transport Allowance -
X Class Cities Y Class Cities
Pay up to Rs.75,000 Rs.7500 + DA Rs.3750 + DA
Pay above Rs.75,000 Rs.6500 + DA Rs.3500 + DA

13. Deputation Allowance double the rates and should be paid 10% of the pay at same station and 20% of the pay at outside station.

14. Classification of the post should be executive and non-executive instead of present Group A,B.C.

15. Special Pay which was replaced with SPL/Allowance by 4th CPC be bring back to curtail pay scales.

16. Scrap downsizing, outsourcing and contracting of govt. jobs.

17. Regularize all casual labour and count their entire service after first two year, as a regular service for pension and all other benefits. They should not be thrown out by engaging contractors workers.

18. The present MACPs Scheme be replaced by giving five promotion after completion of 8,15,21,26 and 30 year of service with benefits of stepping up of pay with junior.

19. PLB being bilateral agreement, it should be out of 7th CPC perview.

20. Housing facility:-
(a) To achieve 70% houses in Delhi and 40% in all other towns to take lease accommodation and allot to the govt. employees.
(b) Land and building acquired by it department may be used for constructing houses for govt. employees.

21. House Building Allowance :-
(a) Simplify the procedure of HBA
(b) Entitle to purchase second and used houses


22. Common Category – Equal Pay for similar nature of work be provided.

23. CP appointment – remove ceiling of 5% and give appointment within Three months.

24. Traveling Allowance:-

‘A1’ and ‘A’ Class Cities Other Cities
A. Executives Rs.5000+DA per day Rs.3500+DA per day
B. Non-Executives Rs.4000+DA per day Rs.2500+DA per day


25. Composite Transfer Grant :-
Executive Class 6000 kg by Goods Train/ Rate per km by road 8 Wheeler Wagon Rs.50+DA(Rs.1 per kg and single container per km)
Non-Executive Class 3000 kg – do – -do-

26. Children Education Allowance should be allowed up to Graduate, Post Graduate, and all Professional Courses. Allow any two children for Children Education Allowance.

27. Fixation of pay on promotion – two increments in feeder grade with minimum benefit of Rs.3000.

28. House Rent Allowance
X Class Cities  60%
Other Classified Cities  40%
Unclassified Locations  20%


29. City Allowance
`X’ Class Cities                       `Y’ Class Cities
A. Pay up to Rs.50,000 – 10% , 5%
B. Pay above Rs.50,000 6% minimum Rs 5000 3% minimum Rs.2500


30. Patient Care Allowance to all para-medical and staff working in hospitals.

31. All allowances to be increased by three times.

32. NE Region benefits – Payment of Special Duty Allowance @ 37.5 of pay.

33. Training:- Sufficient budget for in-service training.

34. Leave Entitlement
(i) Increase Casual Leave 08 to 12 days & 10 days to 15 days.
(ii) Declare May Day as National Holiday

(iii) In case of Hospital Leave, remove the ceiling of maximum 24 months leave and 120 days full payment and remaining half payment.
(iv) Allow accumulation of 400 days Earned Leave
(v) Allow encashment of 50% leave while in service at the credit after 20 years Qualifying Service.
(vi) National Holiday Allowance (NHA) – Minimum one day salary and eligibility criteria to be removed for all Non Executive Staff.
(vii) Permit encashment of Half Pay Leave.
(viii) Increase Maternity Leave to 240 days to female employees & increase 30 days Paternity Leave to male employees.

35. LTC
(a) Permission to travel by air within and outside the NE Region.
(b) To increase the periodicity once in a two year.
(c) One visit outside country in a lifetime


36. Income Tax:
(i) Allow 30% standard deduction to salaried employees.
(ii) Exempt all allowances.

(iii) Raise the ceiling limit as under:

(a) General – 2 Lakh to 5 Lakh

(b) Sr. Citizen – 2.5 Lakh to 7 Lakh

(c) Sr. Citizen above 80 years of age – 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh
(iv) No Income Tax on pension and family pension and Dearness Relief.


36. (a) Effective grievance handling machinery for all non-executive staff.
(b) Spot settlement
(c) Maintain schedule of three meetings in a year
(d) Department Council be revived at all levels
(e) Arbitration Award be implemented within six month, if not be discussed with Staff Side before rejection for finding out some modified form of agreement.


36. (b) Appoint Arbitrator for shorting all pending anomalies of the 6th CPC.

37. Date of Increment – 1st January and 1st July every year. In case of employees retiring on 31st December and 30th June, they should be given one increment on last day of service, i.e. 31st December and 30th June, and their retirements benefits should be calculated by adding the same.

38. General Insurance: Active Insurance Scheme covering risk upto Rs. 7,50,000/- to Non Executive & Rs. 3,50,000/- to Skilled staff by monthly contribution of Rs. 750/- & Rs. 350/- respectively.

39. Point to point fixation of pay.

40. Extra benefits to Women employees
(i) 30% reservation for women.
(ii) Posting of husband and wife at same station.
(iii) One month special rest for chronic disease
(iv) Conversion of Child Care Leave into Family Care Leave
(v) Flexi time


41. Gratuity:
Existing ceiling of 16 ½ months be removed and Gratuity be paid @ half month salary for every year of qualifying service.
Remove ceiling limit of Rs.10 Lakh for Gratuity.


42. Pension:
(i) Pension @ 67% of Last Pay Drawn (LPD) instead of 50% presently.
(ii) Pension after 10 years of qualifying service in case of resignation.

(iii) Increase pension age-based as under:

65 years – 70% of LPD

70 years – 75% of LPD

75 years – 80% of LPD
80 years – 85% of LPD
85 years – 90% of LPD
90 years – 100% of LPD
(iv) Parity of pension to retirees before 1.1.2006.
(v) Enhanced family pension should be same in case of death in harness and normal death.
(vi) After 10 years, family pension should be 50% of LPD.
(vii) Family pension to son upto the age of 28 years looking to the recruitment age.
(viii) Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.2500/- per month.
(ix) Extend medicalk facilities to parents also.
(x) HRA to pensioners.
(xi) Improvement in ex-gratia pension to CPF/SRPF retirees up to 1/3rd of full pension.

Proposal for cadre restructuring of IP/ASP cadre and merger of ASP cadre to PS Gr. B cadre

No. GS/AIAIASP/Merger-ASP/2013                             dated : 9/1/2015

To,

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

Subject:   Minutes of the meeting held on 28.11.2014 with representatives of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents, Posts.

Ref.      :  Dte Letter No. 25-35/2011-PE-I dated 3rd December, 2014

Respected Madam,

At the outset, I would like to thank Directorate for convening cadre restructuring meeting of IP/ASP cadre and merger of ASP cadre to PS Gr. B cadre. The concern shown by the Administration to resolve this long pending demand is highly appreciable, and we thanks for the same.

This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that fifth CPC in para 32 Appendix 1 of volume 3 acknowledged that cadre review has become part of rules and they are to be mandatorily held once in 5 years. Contrary to it, no cadre review took place for IP/ASPs since 1979. Second cadre review that envisaged upgradation of 245 posts for IP/ASP to PSS Group ‘B’ on matching saving basis has not been implemented so far though a span of 25 years have elapsed . These orders were issued vide PE memo No. 28-29/87- PE I dated 20-08-1990. Apparently the period was enough to carry out 5 cadre reviews for IP/ASPs but this has not been done, whereas this took place for other cadres to the agony of IP/ASP.

As discussed in the aforesaid meeting, a fresh proposal however is hereby re-submitted for kind consideration.

A)           Present status of posts :
1)    Total posts of Inspector Posts as on date                           :         2106
2)    Total posts of Assistant Superintendents as on date          :         1990

Out of 1990 ASPs, 282 ASPs are available in Circle/Regional Offices.

3)    No. of Class-I (Postal) divisions as on date                        :           176
4)    No. of Class-I (RMS) divisions as on date                          :             15
5)    No. of GPOs having Class-I status (including JAG)             :             03
6)    No. of HPOs having Class-I status                                     :             04

B)   As on date GP of below mentioned three cadres are as under :

Inspector Posts (IP)                    : Rs. 4200/-
Assistant Supdt. Posts (ASP)      : Rs. 4600/-
PS Gr. B                                     : Rs. 4800/-

C)   Following no. of posts are proposed for up-gradation from ASP cadre to PS Gr. B cadre :

One post of ASP from Class-I Postal Dn to PS Gr. B           :           176
One post of ASP from Class-I RMS Dn to PS Gr. B             :             15
         One post of ASP from GPO whose incharge is Class-I         :               3
         One post of ASP from Class-I HO                                       :               4
         50% posts of ASPs from s/s of ASPs of Circle/Regional Offices:      141
         Total posts proposed for upgradation from ASP to PS Gr. B:            339

D)   Additional expenditure :

The difference of GP between PS Gr. B and ASP is Rs. 200/- only.
          Net effect including DA, HRA etc. would be Rs. 425/- only.

If 339 ASP cadre posts are upgraded to PS Gr. B cadre then monthly additional expenditure would be as under:
         
339 x Rs.425/-       = Rs. 1,44,075/- per month
          Annual additional expenditure would be as under: 
Rs. 1,44,075/- x 12 = Rs. 17,28,900/- per annum (rounded to Rs. 17.5 lacs)

E)   Matching savings for up-gradation of ASP posts to PS Gr. B posts:

Average pay of one Inspector Posts is Rs. 35000/- per month (appx).
12 month’s pay would be Rs. 35000/-x 12 = Rs. 4,20,000/- (appx)

The resultant savings would be by abolition of 4 Posts of Inspector Posts.
i.e. 18,05,000/4,20,000 = 4.11

One each post of Inspector Posts (PG) from big circles (like Uttar Pradesh / Andhara Pradesh /Maharashtra / Uttar Pradesh / Tamil Nadu may be abolished.

F)   Surrendering 141 posts of HSG-I (IP Line) to HSG-I (GL)

As per the revised RRs of HSG-I cadre, 141 HSG-I (IP Line) posts presently held by ASP cadre are given to General Line.  Therefore Inspector Posts cadre has been deprived from promotional avenues.

G)   Inspector Posts GP should upgraded from Rs. 4200/- to 4600/-.

The pay scales of the post of Income Tax Inspectors under Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Posts of Inspector of Central Excise were revised from Rs.5500-9000 to Rs. 6500-10500 as per Office Memorandum dated 21-04-2004. The pay scale of the analogous posts of Assistants/PA's in Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) was also upgraded  from Rs.5500-9000 to the scale of Rs. 6500-200-10500 w.e.f 15.09.2006 as per Office Memorandum dated 25-09-2006. However, the pay scale of the Inspector of Post/Inspector of RMS under the Department of Posts has not been upgraded to the scale of Rs. 6500-200-10500 without any justifiable reasons. The revised pay scales have been brought into force with effect from 01-01-2006. Thus the analogous posts of Inspector Posts and Inspector of CBDT/CBEC and Assistants in CSS were brought in the same Pay Band/Scale of PB-2 Rs. 9300-34800 with the same corresponding Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- w.e.f 01.01.2006. Subsequently, Ministry of Finance issued O.M. dated 13-11-2009 directing that the posts which were in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-10500 as on 01-01-2006 and which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- in the Pay Band PB-2, will be granted Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- in the Pay Band PB-2 corresponding the pre-revised scale of Rs. 7450-11500 with effect from 01-01-2006.

H)   Residual ASP Posts :

Remaining 1651 (1990-339) ASPs will work at their respective posts and retained their pay, GP and Gazetted status till their elevation to PS Gr. B cadre or retirement whichever is earlier. These ASPs will be treated as dying cadre posts.

I)     Merged cadre strength and nomenclature :

Existing Inspector Posts             : 2106
Residual ASPs (till its elevation) : 1651
Total                                          : 3757
Abolition of IPs posts                 :    4
Net Total                                   : 3753 

The nomenclature of merged cadre would be “Inspector Posts” Group B with grade pay of Rs.4600/-. 

We hope that this revised proposal will be considered by Directorate.

Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary