Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CWC CHQ : At Shimla on 7th and 8th September 2017

CWC of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts, CHQ will be held on 7th and 8th September 2017 at Grand Hotel, Shimla. 

Accommodation will be available from 6th September 2017, 12.00 noon to 9th September 2017, 12.00 noon. Accommodation will be provided only to CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries. No extra person is allowed. 

As discussed and approved in last All India Conference held at Jaipur, all Circle Secretaries are directed to donate/credit their quota to Circle Secretary, Himachal Pradesh Circle immediately in the following account.

Name of PO : Ghumarwin SO

Account No : 9875528329

SOL ID : 17402101

Name of Account Holders : R C Sharma and Sandeep Dharmani

After credit of amount in above account, copy of counterfoil may be placed on CHQ whatsApp group. 

Circle Secretaries are directed to provide scan copies of their Aadhar Card, PAN Card  and Office Id with one photo to Shri R. C. Sharma, Circle Secretary, HP Circle before 15.00 of 11/7/2017 on his email id : rcsharma72@gmail.com 

Mobile No. of CS and Treasurer are as under : 

1. Shri R. C. Sharma, Circle Secretary : 9418055018

2. Shri Sandeep Dharmani, Treasurer : 09418476600

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Contempt Petition regarding upgradation of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts w.e.f 01.01.2006 ..... Updates

Contempt Petition filed by our Association bearing No. C.P/180/00137/2016 before Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench in OA No.  180/00289/2013 regarding up-gradation of Grade will come up for final hearing on 30/6/2017.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Resolutions of CWC of AIAIPASP, TN Circle Held at Valparai on 05.05.2017

Resolutions of CWC of All India Association of Inspectors & Assistant Superintendent of Posts , Tamilnadu Circle, held at Hotel Mount Park , Sholayar Dam Road , Iyerpadi  , Valparai on 05/05/2017.

1.    It is resolved to request our CPMG TN Circle, Chennai to cause filling up the vacant IP/ASP posts. Till filling up of the vacant posts, it is requested to arrange officiating arrangements to vacant IP posts from the cadre of PA and adhoc arrangements to the cadre of ASP from IP cadre in order to manage the work smoothly.

2.    It is resolved to request our CPMG, TN Circle, Chennai to restore all the abolished/redeployed IP PG Posts of Divisions for early settlement of complaints and for improving the service quality of the offices in the Divisions.

3.    It is resolved to request our Chief PMG, TN Circle, Chennai to ensure that all the pending incentive bills to the Sub Divisional Heads in respect of RPLI are drawn and disbursed.

4.    The work load of IPs/ASPs has increased manifold and the traditional Inspectorial work has also increased due to various fraud related activities. The business development of the Division mainly rely upon the performance of Sub Divisional Officers. The IPs/ASPs at present are unable to submit the IRs/ Reports etc in time, due to paucity of time, though their personal time is also already spared for such activities. Hence it is resolved to requests our CPMG to kindly examine provision of clerical assistance to IPs/ASPs at Sub Divisional Offices.

5.    It is resolved to request the Circle administration to cause supply of laptops to all the IP/ASPs working in DO/RO/CO/RMS/NSH and also to take action for replacement of the existing laptops of the Sub Divisional Heads with higher configuration to meet the needs of present days as the prescribed life time of existing laptops has already elapsed and they are due for condemnation.

6.    It is resolved to request the Circle Administration to re-examine the time schedule fixed for the departmental enquiries and to re-fix the same in a realistic way by taking into account the real constraints faced in the Rule 10/Rule 14 inquiries.

7.    It is resolved to request the Circle Administration to arrange for imparting practical and realistic institutional training at PTC, Mysore to all the IP/ASPs working in the entire Circle on Finacle/McCamish, CSI and RICT.

8.    It is resolved to request the Directorate / Administration to define the actual role of IP/ASPs in the inspection/visit aspects in respect of POs, which have been migrated to CBS Platform and to supply the revised questionnaire [CHQ point].

9.    It is resolved to take up the issue of work load assessment to CHQ for consideration of revised norms of workload, especially in the present environment of additional works being shouldered by IPs/ASPs in the changed scenario of CBS/McCamish and BD & Technology activities.
10. It is resolved to request the Circle Administration to consider the reorganization of Sub Divisions, considering the present scenario and workload and frequent travel necessities in addition to normal visits & inspections.

11. It is resolved to request the Circle Administration to take action for provision of good quality office accommodation as per the schedule of Accommodation with all basic amenities to the Sub Divisional Heads.

12.  It is resolved to request the Circle administration to provide Air cooler/Air conditioner to the O/o Sub Divisional heads to beat the summer days.

13. It is resolved to request our CPMG to kindly consider the Re-alloment of IPs/ASPs to other regions/units  and also for issue of favourable  instructions to the Regional Heads to consider the transfer requests of the IPs/ASPs with in their region, as to relieve them from the stress of living away from the family and make them to involve effectively on achievement of targets.

14. It is resolved to request our CPMG to enhance the road mileage limits atleast to 400 km per month to Sub Divisional Heads to compensate their extensive travel costs across their Sub Division for completing various Inspectorial / Business & other activities.

15.  It is resolved to request our CPMG to instruct all the Divisions to grant enhanced mileage for the IPs/ASPs for the incumbents who hold additional charge of other Sub Divisions.

16.  It is resolved to request Circle administration to cause early completion of renovation work in r/o Quarters portion allotted to this Association at Subbarayan Nagar,Chennai

17.  On introduction of CBS and provision of ATMs, it is practically not feasible to carry out the High value withdrawal verification and passbooks verification during inspections.  Hence it is resolved to request Circle administration to take up the difficulties with Directorate for dispensing the High value memo verification and Passbooks verifications during inspections.

18.  It is resolved to request our CPMG to make arrangements for stress relief programmes like Meditation, Yoga etc for the betterment of IPs/ASPs and enhance their  involvement in the work.

19. While thanking the Circle Administration in solving the pay fixation and drawl of allowances in respect of ASPs who are working in PS Group-B cadre on adhoc basis in Tamilnadu Circle it is resolved to request the Circle administration to settle the  following issues which are still pending to be finalized.

a.    Shri.M.Dharmaraj, ASP who was working as Assistant Director[BD&Tech],Office of the Postmaster General, Western Region, Coimbatore on adhoc arrangement had retired on 31.8.2016 on superannuation as Assistant Director in PS Group-B cadre. But, the Pay and Pension of the above officer has been fixed as applicable to ASP cadre only. The above officer has submitted a representation to the CPMG on 1.9.2016 which is still pending to be disposed.

b.     Shri.R.Loganathan, ASP,Chennai City Central Division was promoted to PS Group-B cadre on Ad-hoc arrangement and posted as SP, PSD,Tiruchirapalli vide Circle Office memo no. STB/20-3/2016/CCR dated 27.01.2017 and he assumed charge on 15.2.2017. Consequently, the Pay of the officer has been fixed as 73400/- under Pay matrix level-9 as applicable to PS Group B officer. But subsequently, before his retirement on 30.7.2017, the entitlement slip of the above officer has been revised by the GM Postal Accounts and Finance, Chennai and ordered for the recovery of the so called excess payment and his pensionary benefits fixed as applicable to ASP Cadre.

In both the cases, even though the orders were issued clearly by the Circle Office for making Ad-hoc arrangement in PS Group-B cadre, the Postal Accounts of TN Circle has taken a different view unilaterally ignoring the orders of the CO and rules on the subject. A detailed representation has been given to the CPMG on the above case and the officer has also represented individually. This CWC requests the CPMG TN Circle to intervene and issue necessary orders for the fixation of Pay and Pensionary benefits to Shri.M.Dharmaraj and Shri.P.Loganathan and render justice.

c.    After the implementation of VII CPC, the Grade Pay of the IP,ASP and SPs in the Department of Posts have been up graded as 4600/-, 4800/- and 5400/- respectively. Accordingly, the Pay of the ASPs was fixed as 4800/- under level-8 of the Pay matrix as per VII CPC with effect from 1.1.2016 correctly. Shri.V.Gunaseelan, ASP,CCR and

d.    Shri.A.Venkatesan, ASP,CCR were eligible for Financial Upgradation under MACP-3 after completion of 30 years of service as on 17.1.2016 and 28.2.2016 respectively. The Financial Up gradation of Pay of the above officers should have been fixed as 5400/- under Level-9 in the Pay matrix as per the orders of the Department and VII CPC. But, this has not been done and they were denied financial up gradation under MACP-III by Chennai City Region. In this connection, it is pointed out that an order issued by CPMG, Andhra circle for fixing financial up gradation under MACP-III for ASPs who have completed 30 years of service or 10 years of service in ASP cadre was handed over to CPMG Sir during the last 4 monthly meeting as a reference and it was assured that all future MACP-3 cases for ASPs will be fixed at Level-9 under Pay matrix.This CWC requests the CPMG TN Circle to consider the genuine demands of the above officers and issue orders for the correct fixation of Pay and allowances as admissible under VII CPC.

e.    Similarly, individual representations have been given by many senior ASPs who have already completed 30 years of service and got financial up gradation under MACP-III  before the implementation of VII CPC and Grade Pay fixed as Rs.4800/- as applicable to PS Group –B officers in the Department. The CWC requests the CPMG TN Circle to consider the genuine demands of the above ASPs for fixation of Pay with Grade Pay as Rs.5400/- under Pay matrix Level-9 as per the Gazette notification in which the Grade pay of Rs.4800/- in respect of SPOs has been up graded as Rs.5400/- with effect from 1.1.2016.

    
  Babu G
  Circle Secretary

                                                                            






Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Retirement in May 2017

The following officers are retiring on Superannuation @ 31.05.2017.

Shri. R.Bhaskaran, SSPOs, Chennai City South Division
Shri. C. Paneerselvam, SSPOs, Nagercoil Division,

AIAIPASP, TN Circle wishes the officers happy, healthy, peaceful retirement life.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Circle Working committee Meeting @ Valparai - 05.05.2017

Dear All,

      Our CWC Meeting was held at Valaparai with active participation from our enthusiastic members from all the regions.  It is proud to state that our meeting extended upto 2300 hrs on 05.05.2017.

      I like to express my since thanks to our President and WR Team for the arrangements made for CWC.

    Shri. K Devaraj , ASP, Arakkonam retired during Feb 2017  honoured in CWC and Shri. K.Sundarajan, SP, Pollachi Division  felicitated by our members @ CWC Meeting.

Circle Secretary
TNIPASP.








Internship with Department of Posts

Cabinet approves modifications in pay structure, pay matrices :Financial Express

The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, recently approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay structure and revision of the three pay matrices in the course of their implementation
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The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS).


The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, recently approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay structure and revision of the three pay matrices in the course of their implementation.


The Cabinet, while approving the 7th CPC recommendations for their implementation on 29th June, 2016, had made two modifications in the Defence Pay Matrix as under:

(a) Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 13A (Brigadier) may be increased from 2.57to2.67.
(b) Additional 3 stages in Levels 12A (Lt. Col.), 3 stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and 2 stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added.
The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS). The modifications are listed below:

  • Defence Pay Matrix has been extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix: The 7th CPC had recommended a compact Pay Matrix for Defence Forces personnel keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profiles of the service personnel. The Ministry of Defence raised the issue that the compact nature of the Defence Pay Matrix may lead to stagnation for JCOs in Defence Forces and proposed that the Defence Pay Matrix be extended to 40 stages. The Cabinet decision to extend the Defence Pay Matrix will benefit the JCOs who can continue in service without facing any stagnation till their retirement age of 57 years.
  • IOR for Levels 12 A (Lt. Col. and equivalent) and 13 (Colonel and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) in the Civil Pay Matrix has been increased from 2.57 to 2.67: Variable IOR ranging from 2.57 to 2.81 has been applied by the 7th CPC to arrive at Minimum Pay in each Level on the premise that with enhancement of Levels from Pay Band 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and onwards, the role, responsibility and accountability increases at each step in the hierarchy. This principle has not been applied in respect of Levels 12A (Lt. Col. and equivalent), 13 (Colonel and equivalent) and 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) of Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) of the Civil Pay Matrix on the ground that there was a disproportionate increase in entry pay at the level pertaining to GP 8700 in the 6th CPC regime. The IOR for Level 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix has already been revised upwards with the approval of the Cabinet earlier. In view of the request from Ministry of Defence for raising the IOR for Levels 12 A and 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix and requests from others, the IOR for these levels has been revised upwards to ensure uniformity of approach in determining the IOR.
  • To give effect to the decisions to extend the Defence Pay Matrix and to enhance the IORs, the three Pay Matrices – Civil, Defence and MNS – have also been revised. While doing so, two calculation errors noticed in the MNS Pay Matrix have also been rectified.
  • To ensure against reduction in pay, benefit of pay protection in the form of Personal Pay was earlier extended to officers when posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) with the approval of Cabinet. The benefit will also be available to officers coming on Central Deputation on posts not covered under the CSS.
Source : Financial Express.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fixation of Pay - Letter to CPMG, TN Circle

All India Association of Inspector and Assistant Superintendent of Posts,
Tamil Nadu Circle, Chennai 600018
Mobile: 09443092338/09841411746 , Email: babug0033@gmail.com
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To

The Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle,
Chennai-600002

No. AIAIPASPs/TN/ VII CPC/04/dlgs                 dated at Chennai 600 018 the        24.04.2017.

Respected Sir,

Subject: - Irregular fixation of Pay and Allowances-case of Shri.R.Loganathan, ASP and offtg Superintendent, PSD, Tiruchirapalli -regarding

Ref: -Letter no. 67/PG/GE-I/ES/2016-2017 dated 12.04.2017 issued by Sr.Accounts Officer, Pay Group, office of the General Manager [Postal Accounts &Finance], Chennai
                                                -o-o-o-o-
            In pursuance of the Chief Postmaster General, Tamilnadu Circle Memo No .STC /1-6(A)/16 dtd 21.07.2016, Shri.R.Loganathan , ASP,Chennai City Central Division was promoted to PS Group B cadre on Ad-hoc basis and posted as Superintendent of Post offices, Kanchipuram Division and he assumed charge on 27.07.2016.Subsequently the above officer was posted as Superintendent ,PSD, Trichy vide CO memo no.;STB/20-3/2016 /CCR dtd 27.01.2017 and he assumed charge on 15.02.2017 F/N .  Consequently , the Officer is entitled to get his pay fixed at  Rs.73,400/- under Pay Matrix level-9 as applicable to PS Group B officers as per 7th Pay  commission.  Accordingly , the entitlement slip of the officer was correctly issued by the GM(PAF) Chennai vide Letter no. 1532/PG/GE-1/ES/2016-2017 dtd 21.11.2016.
            But subsequently , the  Sr.Accounts Officer Pay Group ,O/o GM(PAF) vide his letter no 67/PG/GE-I/ES/2016-17 dtd 12.04.2017,addressed to the Postmaster , Kanchipuram HO has  mentioned that the Pay of the above Officer was inadvertently  fixed as Rs.73,400/- at level-9 , pending clarification sought for . He has also mentioned in the letter that as the officer had got MACP III on 15.02.2012 and as per the MACP orders, no fixation of pay is allowed on promotion and difference of grade pay only to be allowed, as grade pay is not in vogue in 7th CPC . By citing this ,he informed the DDO that  the pay of the above officer is revised to Rs.70,000/- in Pay Matrix Level-8 with effect from 26.07.2016 till 31.12.2016 and ordered for the recovery of the so called excess paid Pay and Allowances. Based on his interpretation he has issued the the revised entitlement slip for the above officer.

In this connection, the following are submitted for the kind information and urgent intervention of CPMG ,Tamilnadu Circle.

1.       The Officer has been ordered to work as Superintendent ,Kanchipuram Division and Subsequently as Superintendent PSD Tiruchirappalli in  PS Group B cadre  , on Ad-hoc basis by CPMG ,Tamilnadu Circle, and both of these posts carry  pay at Pay matrix level-9 as recommended by  the 7th CPC and approved by the Government of India.
2.      Hence the stand of the Sr.AO Pay Group denying the officer in drawl of the Pay entitled to the Post, which he holds, citing MACP scheme is totally wrong. The above Officer is entitled to get his Pay and Allowances as admissible under Rules for the post presently working as ordered by the Chief PMG, TN Circle, Chennai
3.      Therefore, the action of Sr.AO Pay Group, GM (PAF), Chennai denying the officer to draw pay applicable to the PSS Group B cadre and recovery of so called excess paid Pay and Allowance on the eve of his retirement is not in order.

 Therefore, It is requested to look into the issue and issue  necessary orders to
GM(PAF), Tamilnadu Circle to issue entitlement slip to Shri R.Loganathan, Superintendent , PSD ,Tiruchirapalli at RS.73,400/- under Pay  Level-9 with effect from 27.02.2016 as applicable to PS Group B officers as recommended by the 7th Pay commission and  approved by Government of India .


Thanking You Sir,


Yours sincerely,

[G.BABU],
Circle Secretary
Copy to:-


1.      The Postmaster General, Central Region, Tiruchirapalli-620001 for kind information.
2.      The General Manager[Postal Accounts &Finance], Chennai-600008 for kind information and necessary action
3.      The Superintendent , PSD, Tiruchirapalli-620001 for information



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

India Post Payment Bank to open 650 branches this year

India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) is planning mega expansion to open 650 branches this year.

The first two branches of IPPB have been opened in January 2017 in Ranchi and Raipur.

``We intend to open at least one branch per district across the country. Each branch will be networked with about 1200 to 1500 post offices in a district,’’ B V Sudhakar, Secretary, Department of Posts, Government of India told newspersons at a press conference here on Monday.

When asked whether such a ramp was possible in a short span of time, the official said: ``Technology will allow us to do so.’’

There are 978 standalone ATMs for the Department now. The payment bank is also expected to install more ATMs with tie-ups with other banks. ``By December 2017, we will integrate core system software including core banking, postal operations and savings bank which will also help us,'' he added.

The focus of the payment bank will be on door-step banking, a survey conducted by the department showed `huge’ potential for door-step banking.

It will primarily focus on three products of financial inclusion, direct benefit transfer and door step banking.

The department will also be recruiting 55,000 Gramin Dak Savekas in rural areas out of which the process for filling up of 14,406 vacancies has already commenced.

SPEED POST

The department is also ramping up its focus on speed post as a premium product for revenue generation. ``Speed post facility will be made available in all branch post offices across the country by end of April,’’ Sudhakar said.

The revenue from speed post services had gone up from Rs 1605 crore during 2015-16 to Rs 1740 crore in 2016-17.

PASSPORT

Post office passport seva kendras will also be opened in all 811 head post offices across the country in country by March 2018. As of now, the service is available in 42 post offices across India.

The issue of passports in post offices have commenced in January 2017. So far 31,500 passports have been issued.

``Apart from convenience to people, issue of passports could bring us (projected) revenue of Rs 750 crore,’’ Sudhakar said.

REVENUE

India Post is also expecting to bridge the gap between revenue and expenditure in next two years with a slew of initiatives being taken. For year 2015-16, it reported a revenue of Rs 13,000 crore and an expenditure of Rs 19,000 crore.
Source : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

Inauguration of Renovated WCTC, Tiruchy

Respected All,

               Inauguration of Work Place Training Centre Tiruchirappalli in the renovated building on 12.04.2017 by  Shri J.T. Venkateswarlu PMG Central Region-TN in presence of Shri G. Natarajan DPS, Central Region-TN






Regional Level Award Function - Central Region, Trichy

Respected All,

               



The Regional level award function(2016-2017)(SB-RPLI-SGB) held on 12.04.2017 @ Trichy, awardees were facilitated by Shri.J.T,Venkateswarulu, PMG(Mails & BD) & Shri.G,Natarajan,DPS,Central Region.

TNIPASP Association Congratulates all the award winners..

Thursday, April 13, 2017

IP ASP TN Circle - Details required for Bunching of Pay (Fixation)

Dear Friends,
             
This is regarding bunching of pay w.r.t. IP ASP in TN Circle.  All the members are requested to provide details in the following link so as to consolidate the same and for further course of action.

Circle Secretary
TNIPASP



Friday, April 7, 2017

TNIPASP - CWC MEETING - 05.05.2017

Dear All,

         It is proposed to have our CWC meeting on 05.05.2017 @ Mountain Park, Sholayar Dam Road, Valparai at 1100hrs.

         All CWC members are requested to attend the meeting and please convey their travel programme by this Saturday to make further arrangements .

Circle Secretary
TNIPASP



CWC Valparai - Notification 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Aadhar to be made mandatory for filing I-T return, applying for PAN card

The government has proposed to make Aadhaar card mandatory for filing income tax return and also applying for permanent account number (PAN). 

The new proposal has been made through an amendment to the Finance Bill. 

Recently, the I-T department had announced a mobile app for paying taxes and tracking of refunds. It had also said it was considering issuing PANs on real time basis using Aadhaar biometric. 

"Income Tax department is considering issuing of Permanent Account Number (PAN) on a real time basis using Aadhaar's e-KYC facility. The proposal is at an initial stage of consideration," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar had said in a written reply in Lok Sabha on March 10. 

Aadhaar-based e-KYC facility would allow individuals or entities wanting to apply for PAN to verify details such as date of birth or address by way of biometric identification using thumb impressions. 

So far, more than 111 crore Aadhar numbers have been issued. The unique identification number is being used for getting a new SIM card, for opening bank accounts, transfer of subsidies and also for biometric based digital payments under Aadhaar Enabled Payment System. 

As per the government estimate, every year 2.5 crore people across the country apply for PAN cards. 

There are more than 25 crore PAN card holders in the country. 

Source : The Economic Times

Thursday, February 23, 2017

OBITUARY


TNIPASP association deeply mourns the sudden demise of senior member Shri.Dhakshinamoorthy,Senior Postmaster, Tiruchirapalli HPO on 22.02.2017.

Let the soul Rest in Peace.
All ASPs & IPs are requested to update Member Database in Right pane