AICPIN for the month of June 2015 – Expected DA July 2015 finalized

AICPIN for the month of June 2015 – Expected DA July 2015 finalized

No.5/1/2015- CPI
DATED : 31st JuIy, 2015
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-I W) – June, 2015

The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2015 increased by 3 points and pegged at 261 (two hundred and sixty one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.16 per cent between May, 2015 and June, 2015 when compared with the increase of (4) 0.82 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.35 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Milk (Buffalo & Cow), Onion, Chillies Green, Ginger, Vegetable items, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase In index. However, this increase was restricted by Rice, Mango, Lemon, Sugar, Electricity Charges, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.10 per cent for June, 2015 as compared to 5.74 per cent for the previous month and 6.49 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.67 per cent against 5.99 per cent of the previous month and 5.88 per cent during the corresponding month or the previous year.

At centre level, Quilon reported the highest increase of 15 points followed by Godavarikhani (9 points) and Raniganj (7 points). Among others, 6 points inclease was observed in 4 centres, 5 points in 9 centres, 4 points in Il cenlres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 11 centres. On the contrary, Ghaziabad centres recorded a maximum decrease of 2 points. Among others, I point decrease was observed in 6 centres. Rest of the 10 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Lucknow is at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of July, 2015 will be released on Monday, 31st August, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website



Dear Members, 

As notified, Central Working Committee Meeting of the Association was held at T. M. Krishnaswamy Nagar (Hotel The Capital), Near Trivandrum GPO, Trivandrum on 25th and 26th July 2015 under the president ship of Shri Amrendra Kumar, President. CWC was attended by 17 Circle branches except J&K, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, North-East and Uttarakhand. Shri Roop Chand former General Secretary and President Delhi Circle attended the CWC as a special invitee. President declared the house has constituted. CWC Meeting commenced at 10.00 hours sharp on 25/7/2015  with a silent prayer followed by paying homage to our senior leader T. M. Krishnaswamy who was Vice President of CHQ. Shri R. Venunathan Pillai Circle President Kerala Circle welcomed to invitee and CWC members. General Secretary has emotionally explained his personal relations and participation of late Shri T. M. Krishnaswamy in Associations activities. He also enlightened that Association has lost hard and sincere worker. GS expressed his disappointment on the non participation by five circles in this CWC. The meeting was held in cordial atmosphere and healthy deliberations took place on the agenda of the meeting. Discussion on the following one by one issue took place.

1.   Confirmation of the minutes of the last CWC held at Ahmedabad on 7/2/2014.

The minutes of the last CWC was approved unanimously by the house.  

2.   Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre and merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre.

GS explained the entire developments of submission of cadre restructuring proposal to Directorate. He has informed to the house that CHQ has submitted proposal to Directorate on 20/11/2013 with a request to upgrade 1197 ASPs posts to PS Gr.B cadre and also upgrade the GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-. He further told that the queries raised on the proposal by Directorate on two points were properly and quickly replied by him and thereafter Directorate has invited him for discussion on the issue at Directorate on 28/11/2014. He along with other colleagues attended the meeting headed by DDG (Estt). The issue of cadre restructuring was deliberated in detail and it was clarified by Directorate that the proposal submitted by Association needs to be revisited. The Association, thereafter, proposed to submit revised proposal and accordingly revised proposal was submitted to Directorate on 9/1/2015 by suggesting to upgrade 339 ASPs posts to PS Gr. B in the existing Class-I division/HO, and also upgrade 50% ASPs posts to PS Gr.B in ROs/COs and residual 1651 ASPs will work at their respective posts and retain 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. GS further told that Directorate has again raised few queries on the revised proposal and informed him over phone on 8/5/2015 with a direction to submit the Associations say within 3 days to Directorate. He has told to house that the queries raised by Directorate were replied on 11/5/2015 and his reply to queries was appreciated from all the corners of the country. The cadre structuring file was finally prepared by Establishment division of the Directorate and moved to Internal Financial Wing for approval, where 15 queries were raised, few of them were already published on CHQ blog for the information of the members. To clarify the financial implications queries, GS, CHQ President Shri Amrendra Kumar, Vice President Shri Nirmalya Mitra, OGS-II Shri Manjunatha Hubballi, CS West Bengal Shri Arup Seal,  AGS-I Shri P. Ajith Kumar and Shri Roop Chand former GS visited to Directorate from 8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015 and prepared the note on queries raised by IFW and handed over to the Establishment division. To curtail the financial implications of Rs. 9672000/- and other obstacles thereafter if any in the issue, it was decided collectively by GS and his team to surrender 27 vacant posts of IP (PG) as matching savings cost and same was communicated in writing. During the visit they met Hon’ble Secretary (Posts), Member (P) and other higher officers and discussed the long pending vital issue at length. During the course of meeting with Secretary (Posts) on 11/6/2015, she categorically told that department will not surrender any post of Inspector Posts cadre, but will strongly recommend the proposal submitted by Association to Nodal Ministry. All the officers of Directorate assured that there is need of cadre structuring in Inspector posts cadre and department will soon submit the proposal in positive way to Nodal Ministry. GS further told that, department has decided to up-grade 351 posts of ASPs to PS Gr. B cadre and also take up the issue to up-grade the GP of Inspector posts cadre from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-. File is pending for approval of Secretary (Posts).

3.   Meeting with Hon’ble Chairman 7CPC and submission of Memorandum.

GS informed that our Association is first one in the country who has submitted Memorandum to 7CPC on 1st July 2014 and they officially issued acknowledgement also. The copies of Memorandum submitted by GS and the acknowledgement received from 7CPC were already published on blog. GS informed that in last AIC committee was constituted by the august house to prepare a strong Memorandum to be submitted to 7CPC. Committee members met at Mumbai on 7/6/2014 to finalize the Memorandum prepared by GS.  GS has thanked Shri P. K. Bisoi, the then CPMG Maharashtra Circle who has provided the conference hall for meeting to the members and spared his valuable time and guidance at the time of finalization of Memorandum. GS further told that Shri Roop Chand former GS,  Shri Ajith Kumar AGS-1, Shri Manjunath Hubballi OGS-II and CS Karnataka, Shri Joseph Rodriguez Treasurer Karnataka Circle helped him in finalization of Memorandum.  

GS also told to house that with the permission of CHQ few members from Bangalore and Himachal Pradesh circles met Members of 7CPC at Bangalore and Shimla where they explained our Associations demands and grievances in short. GS further told that as per his request, 7CPC has officially permitted our Association to place our views before them on 7/11/2014 at Mumbai. He was assisted by Manjunatha Hubballi OGS-II and CS Karnataka, Shri Roop Chand former GS and President Delhi Circle, Shri N. G. Yadagiri CHQ Treasurer and two other local members to meet Chairman 7CPC and its members. During the course of discussion, Chairman told that they have already received our Association’s Memorandum and will look into the demands placed therein. Shri Manjunatha Hubballi has presented presentation (PPT) before 7CPC in detail. 7CPC directed members to abolish the intermediate ASP cadre to maintain parity with other organisation and come up again with result thereof. GS told that matter is already in pipeline at Directorate. Shri Roop Chand former GS also shared the issues discussed in the meeting with members.

4.   Organisational and financial review of the CHQ / Circles.

CWC took review of organization functioning of each circle. GS informed that CHQ took efforts and revived the defunct branch of J&K circle. But despite such efforts J&K and Jharkhand has not taken pains to attend CWC. GS informed that the financial position of CHQ is not so sound. He further informed that circle branches are not remitting 40% due quota to CHQ as required vide Article 39 of our Association’s constitution.  He appealed to all Circle Secretaries to submit their due quota to CHQ in time so that the CHQ could function effectively and GS can visit Directorate frequently to pursue the pending issues. Each Circle Secretary shared his achievements and problems of his circle. GS has taken the note of problems raised by them and assured that CHQ will pursue it.

5.   Ernakulam CAT case – Up-gradation of GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w. e.f. 1/1/2006.

GS told that total 14 hearings so far held in the case. The up-dation of hearings was time to time published on blog. Final hearing fixed on 21/7/2015 could not held, as both the members of Hon’ble CAT were on leave up to 27th July 2015.  Shri Ajith Kurian former CS Kerala Circle shared his experience in handling of this CAT case and informed to house that he and his team is taking care of the case and likely to be settled in our favour. GS requested to him that CHQ will provide all types of assistance if needed in future.

6.   Senior Postmaster Examination CAT case.

GS informed that Postmaster cadre has came into existence in 2010 and since then Sr. PM Examination could not held due to CAT cases filed at various Benches by individuals or by circle Associations. In all 7 cases were registered at various benches. Out of these, five have already been finalised and two cases at Odisha bench under OA No. 872/11 and 873/2011 by Priyanath Pattanayak and Devi Prasad Nayak respectively are still said to be pending. There present status is not known. GS further told that CAT cases filed at Hyderabad bench were decided in favour of applicants whereas CAT case filed at Chandigarh bench by Punjab and Haryana circle under OA No. 1328/11 was dismissed. GS further informed that DE Division of Directorate has forwarded the copies of judgments of these cases to SPG Division of Directorate to take further action in the matter to allow ASPs to write the examination. The SPG division of Directorate is working on it.

7.   DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B.

GS told that this year Directorate is holding all the DPCs timely. All circles have already submitted requisite documents in person to Directorate. Vacancies for DPC for the year 2015-16 are yet to be calculated. The result of review DPC is awaited. GS further told that he has already requested Directorate to convene first DPC for JTS Gr. A for the year 2015-16 and thereafter the resultant vacancies created should be taken in consideration for holding of PS Gr. B DPC, so that more number of vacancies would be available for ensuing PS Gr. B DPC for the vacancy year 2015-16. GS appealed to all members that whenever any query is raised/communicated by Directorate to circles for supply of any information it needs to be attended on priority basis.  

8.   Inter-circle transfer of Inspector Posts under Rule-38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV.

GS told that whatever request applications received at his end was taken care of. Most of the candidate’s requests were considered by the administration and issued guidelines to all circles on 21/7/2014. GS, President and OGS-II met Member (P) on 10/6/2015 and submitted list of candidates whose request applications are still pending at Circles. The issue was discussed at length and requested to reiterate the instructions dated 21/7/2014 once again to all circles.

9.   Combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre.

GS informed that work of preparation of combined seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre was transferred from SPG division of Directorate to SPB Division. GS further informed that since taking over the charge of GS, and continues correspondence on the issue only 3 years (1998 to 2000) seniority lists were circulated by Directorate. Now, SPB Division of Directorate has decided to prepare and circulate pending 10 years seniority lists at a time for which they are going to collect some information from circles. GS appealed to all members to attend the references received from Directorate immediately.

10.       Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre / Asst. Manager MMS.

GS informed that Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre was finalized by DOP by suggesting some modifications in eligibility criteria etc. GS also informed that the request of our Association for reduction of quota of General Line category from 6% to 3% was also considered by DOP in the Revised RRs. As regards to Assistant Manager in MMS cadre, he has told that there are only 41 posts in the country and out of which 20 are vacant since last several years. No examination of AMM cadre was held since decade. Therefore in the revised RRs of Asstt. Manager MMS, some changes are expected in eligibility of age criteria and technical education etc.

11.    LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Sr.PM and PS Gr. B

GS told that methodology for holding of centralized departmental examinations for the year 2015 is under consideration at Directorate. Fresh calendar for departmental examination for the year 2015 is also likely to be issued soon. He further told that to conduct PS Gr. B examinations in near future, Directorate has constituted a committee headed by CPMG Karnataka to decide as to whether examination should be conducted off-line or online. The report from committee is awaited. As regards to Sr. PM Examination, the copies of judgement of Hon’ble CAT Hyderabad and Chandigarh benches have already been forwarded by DE Division of Directorate to SPG Division of Directorate for taking decision thereon. GS explained in detail about the share of IP and General Line quota in both the examinations. Through both the examinations General Line category will get share of 52 posts (29 Sr. PM and 23 PS Gr.B). It was decided by the house to go for online examination.

12.       Financial review of CHQ.

CHQ Treasurer has taken the financial review of CHQ and told to house that financial position of CHQ is not healthy and therefore GS and his team is unable to visit frequently to Directorate. GS has appealed all CS to pay their quota timely and that too as per the provisions made in the Association’s constitution.

13.       Any other item with the permission of the Chair.

All Circle Secretaries were given an opportunity to share their circle’s problems if any and all have taken sincerely part and CHQ has taken note thereof with a assurance that it will be taken up with appropriate authorities at right time. All the Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers and visitors expressed the view that the arrangements made by Kerala Circle were excellent and unique.  

Shri S. Nadakumar Circle Secretary, Kerala Circle, Shri Ajith Kurian former Circle Secretary and their team members have made lavish arrangements for conducting CWC in a grand success. No such staying arrangements, entertainment musical programme and site sine programme in double decker bus were found arranged by any circle since last two decades. CHQ conveys it’s sincere thanks to them as well as to all the CWC Office Bearers. GS especially appreciated the co-operation and support extended by Shri Manjunath Hubballi OGS-II and CS Karnataka circle as well as by Shri P. Ajith Kumar AGS-I and ASP (RB) Postal Directorate from time to time. 

Yours sincerely, 

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

DPC : JTS Gr. A cadre for the vacancy year 2015-16

As you know that the proposal for JTS DPC for the vacancy year 2015-16 is under process at Directorate for submission to UPSC. It is learnt that APARs of following officers who are in the Zone of Consideration for promotion to JTS Gr. A cadre for the vacancy year 2015-16 are missing. The details of such wanting APARs are mentioned against their names.

It is requested to all Circle Secretaries, CHQ office bearers and members working in RO/CO to meet the circle administration in person and ensure the submission of requisite documents to Directorate immediately.  Request the circle administration to send original APARs duly completed in all request to Directorate. If APARs are not available, No Report Certificate (NRC) with justified reasons may be sent to Directorate.

Sl. No.
Name of the officer (S/Shri)
Missing ACR/APAR
P.C. Sharma
ACR/APAR Dossier
D. Ramanaiah
16.04.09 to 23.07.09
B. Narasappa
27.08.09 to 31.03.10
P. Viswanadham
01.04.11 to 28.08.11
Ram Lal
ACR/APAR Dossier
Jagannath Baitha
01.04.09 to 05.07.09
Mahendra Prasad Rajak
Ram Deo Chaudhary
J.M. Khadayata
M.J. Verma
2010-11, 2012-13
Pritam Chand
22.12.10 to 31.03.11, 01.04.11 to 08.12.11
Arun Kumar Jha
A. Koragappa
01.04.11 to 03.01.12, 2012-13, 2013-14
R.G. Byateppanavar
2010-11, 2011-12
M. Shivaraj
2011-12, 2012-13
P.K. Haridas
2009-10, 18.12.10 to 31.03.11
S.L. Jain
01.04.10 to 15.08.10
R.A. Sharma
Promod Kumar Gupta
Jai Singh
2010-11, 2011-12
Ram Sahai Meena
2010-11, 2011-12
Ram Singh
01.04.10 to 15.08.10, 01.01.12 to 31.03.12
J. Paul Athisayanathan
S. Ravi
01.04.09 to 29.12.09,  2010-11, 2011-12, 01.04.012 to 08.07.12, 01.01.14 to 31.03.14
T.V. Sundari
1.04.12 to 08.07.12
R. Santhakumar
2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
K. Venkatachalam
2011-12, 2012-13, 06.12.13 to 31.03.14
M. Sriraman
A. Natarajan
2009-10, 01.04.10 to 13.10.10
P. Mahalingam
11.12.11 to 31.03.12, 2012-13
Ram Chandra Rathore
16.08.11 to 31.03.12
Kirity Gupta
West Bengal
30.12.09 to 31.03.10, 01.04.11 to 05.08.11, 2013-14
Sarbeswar Bala
West Bengal
Bidhan Chandra Das
West Bengal
Prasanta Halder
West Bengal
Rabindra Nath Majumder
West Bengal
2012-13, 2013-14
Ranjit Halder
West Bengal
01.04.09 to 01.12.09, 01.04.12 to 30.11.12, 2013-14

Each Circle Secretary will give compliance report to GS through SMS or whatsApp on CHQ group.

Superannuation Retirement

Shri R V Kulkarni, ADPS, Maharastra Circle Office is retiring from Government Service on Superannuation on 31.07.2015.

This Association Wishes him a very Happy and Healthy Retired Life 

Is there any connection between the report of 7th CPC and OROP announcement?

Is there any connection between the report of 7th CPC and OROP announcement?

“Is there any connection between the submission of report of 7th CPC to Central and the announcement of OROP to Defence Personnel?”

The 7th Pay Commission has announced through on its portal last month that the task was given by the Government to the commission will be completed within the time frame and the commission will submit its recommendations before September this year to Central Government.

Some believe that the two reports could be linked.

“The 7th Pay Commission is all set to submit its report to the Government before August 15.”

“The Prime Minister is expected to announce the implementation of OROP in his Independence Day address to the nation.”

According to unofficial sources, the 7th Pay Commission is going to submit its report to the Government before August 15. The fact that the commission has completed its work much ahead of its deadline is indeed commendable. This is the first time in the history of Pay Commissions that a Commission has completed its report ahead of its deadline. Pay Commissions are synonymous with arrears. Last time, 20-month arrears were paid in two installments. If the new Pay Commission’s recommendations are implemented on time, it would be another first – the first to not have any pending arrears.

On June 24, the Pay Commission itself said on its website that the report-preparation is in its final stage, and that work will be completed on schedule. The announcement was welcomed by Central Government employees, and helped clear lot of doubts in their minds. has plenty of unconfirmed reports on various issues related to the 7th Pay Commission, including a minimum basic pay of Rs.21000, removal of the Grade Pay system that was introduced by the 6th Pay Commission, and a uniform 2.86 pay scale for all grades. The website also said that the railway employees federation had confirmed that the 7th Pay Commission will submit its report on August 30. This created tremendous excitement among Central Government employees.

Meanwhile, a popular English newspaper reported that the Pay Commission will submit its report towards the end of October.

In the midst of all these uncertainties, there comes another unconfirmed report that the recommendations will be submitted well before August 15. It adds that the Prime Minister will also announce the OROP scheme in his Independence Day speech.

We have been unable to find out if the 7th Pay Commission has any recommendations on OROP. But, there is wide expectation that the report will have some suggestions related to it.

7th Pay Commission Likely to Hike Salaries By 40%: Credit Suisse

7th Pay Commission Likely to Hike Salaries By 40%: Credit Suisse

The 7th Pay Commission is likely to raise the salaries of government employees by up to 40 per cent, said Neelkanth Mishra, India equity strategist of Credit Suisse. The Pay Commission will submit its recommendations in October and it will be implemented by next year.

"As the Pay Commission numbers come through there could be a 30-40 per cent increase for each individual. It won't be as big as last time because it was driven by a lot of arrears but definitely a large number of government employees will come into the pay bracket which can afford to have, for example, four-wheelers," he said in an interview with NDTV. (Watch the full interview)

Credit Suisse says about one-third of India's middle class is employed by the government and as the 7th Pay Commission comes through, there will be an improvement in discretionary spending.

"In Tier 3, Tier 4 towns where government employees are 50-60 per cent of the middle class, it is very likely that real estate markets will take off again," Mr Mishra said.

Once the Pay Commission submits its recommendations in October, it will take 3-6 months for the Centre and the states to announce its implementation, Credit Suisse said.

Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have already indicated that they are going to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from January 1, 2016, he said.

As clarity emerges on the 7th Pay Commission, consumption will see an uptick and that could act as a stimulus to the economy, the brokerage said.

However, Mr Mishra struck a note of caution. "Clearly if you see a third or 35 per cent of your middle class getting a 40 per cent or 30 per cent jump in compensation in one shot, the fears of inflation will rise." Expectations of rate cuts can get pushed out and some possible fiscal pressures can emerge, he warned.