Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Implementation of Cadre Restructuring Proposal in Odisha Circle – Updates

For last few days, Com. B Samal Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle is in regular contact with Com. R N Parashar, General Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ to know the disposal of Postal JCA letter submitted to the Secretary (Posts) on 17.03.2017 suggesting several modifications on Cadre Restructuring proposal of Group-C postal employees with request to keep the implementation order in abeyance till such modifications.

Accordingly, we had also requested our Chief PMG here in Bhubaneswar which we have already informed in this blog.

Neither any order was received from the Directorate to keep the implementation order in abeyance nor the Circle administration keep our request to delay the process. The Head Quarters Region. Bhubaneswar released the posting orders on 22.03.2017 and the same was released by Sambalpur and Berhampur Region on 25.03.2017.

We intimated the concern of the employees of Odisha Circle to our CHQ over phone and  requested the General Secretary to act swiftly to release order of abeyance soon.

During our discussion on 25.03.2017 and 26.03.2017, the General Secretary told us that the case file is under examination and positive order may be issued soon. He will monoitor it on Monday (27.03.2017).

On 27.03.2017 morning we reminded  our General Secretary who told us that after collecting information from the Directorate he will intimate. But since evening of 27.03.2017, we seriously failed to get in contact with the Genl. Secretary.

Then we tried to contact with Com. J Ramamurty, our CHQ president on 28.03.2017 who told me that he is also strongly pursuing the case with the Genl. Secretary who failed to meet the Secretary (Posts) on 27.03.2017. Since this is the fag end of March, everybody in the Directorate is busy with target management. Com. President suggested me to wait till first week of April since only after the end of this financial year we can strongly pursue the case and get some positive result.

Thus, we would like to request our staff members to  have patience and wait till we receive some response from the CHQ / Directorate.

We have done whatever possible at Circle level .

Circle Secretary

Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) meets Chief PMG Odisha Circle

 Com. B Samal and Com. M R Sarangi, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C and NAPE, Group-C, Odisha Circle respectively met Dr. S K Kamila, Chief PMG, Odisha Circle on 28.03.2017 and discussed on the post implementation issues with regard to Cadre Restructuring.

Both Circle Secretaries broadly presented the following issues before the Chief PMG.

1.    No uniformity amongst regions while issuing posting orders to approved LSG officials

2.    Injustice done to Lady & Physically Handicapped employees and union office bearers

3.    Managing unidentified posts like SA/BE/Trainers etc. including the Accountants who have now been promoted to LSG

4.    Filling up of resultant vacancies created due to declination of promotion

5.     Immediate filling up of unfilled identified posts

6.     Irrational postings of senior officials to faraway places and junior officials to nearer places.

7.     Avoidance to austerity measures involving huge expenditure on transfer TA.

Patiently listening to our stand, the Chief PMG replied that there might be some deficiencies while undertaking such a huge task. Since employees know him as a pro-staff officer, individual cases, if represented will be considered within the parameters of the rules. He will give a direction to the DPS (HQ) and AD (Staff) in this regard.

The Chief PMG categorically told that one month time has been given to individual employees to take a decision. Now the ball is at their court. After one month the situation will be assessed once again and further course of action will be taken. Action will also be taken to fill up the vacant posts to be created in some Divisions from where surplus LSG officials have been transferred to other divisions  by considering Rule-38 transfer cases pending at C O level.

Circle Office will also take a decision soon to fill up the posts of S As, B Es etc who are now promoted to LSG and posted in different SOs.

The Asst. Director (Staff) also participated in the discussion.

Circle Secretary

Monday, 27 March 2017

Proforma Promotion in the Higher Administrative 6rade of the Indian Postal service, Group'A'

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 - Table of Benefits in respect of Savings Fund accumulations during 01.01.2017 to 31.01.2017

Probation and/or confirmation of Direct Recruit Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant in Department of Posts-Qualifying test.

More than 2 dozen companies want collaboration with India Post Payments Bank

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
27-March-2017 12:45 IST

More than 2 dozen companies want collaboration with India Post Payments Bank-Manoj Sinha 
Government has said that there are many companies who have approached the Department of Posts for collaboration with India Post Payments Bank. Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that while the Department is in various stages of discussions with them, decision on formal partnerships will be taken after carefully evaluating the entire value proposition that they propose for the common man. The India Post Payments Bank had launched its two branches in Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and Ranchi (Jharkhand) on 30/01/2017 with basic products and banking services in partnership with Punjab National Bank.
Shri Sinha also said that the Payments Banks are different from regular Banks in the following fundamental   ways as per RBI guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks:
 (i)     Payment Banks are not allowed to undertake lending activities directly. It can accept demand deposits only that is savings and current accounts and will initially be restricted to holding a maximum balance of Rs. 100,000(Rupees one lakh only) per individual customer.
(ii)    Payment Banks cannot accept Non Resident Indian (NRI) deposits.
(iii) The Payment Banks cannot set up subsidiaries to undertake non banking financial services activities.
A list of companies interested in partnering with India Post Payments Bank is attached at Annexure A.
Annexure A

List companies keen to partner with India Post Payments Bank.
YES Bank
Union Bank
Punjab National Bank
IDBI Bank (Industrial Development Bank of India)
SBI (State Bank of India)
Bank of Baroda
IDFC Bank (Industrial development finance company)
Deutshe Bank
Barclays Bank
NABARD (National Bank For Agriculture & Rural Development)
HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation)
Allahabad Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Dena Bank
FIA (Financial Inclusion)
Kotak Mahindra Bank
United Bank of India
HDFC Life (Housing Development Finance Corporation)
Royal Sundaram
PNB Metlife (Punjab National Bank)
ICICI Lombard ( Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Bank)
ICICI Prudential ( Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Bank)
Bajaj Allianz Life




ANSWERED ON: 22.03.2017

Promotion to Reserved Category

KAUSHAL KISHORE   Will the Minister of


(a) whether the non-gazetted employees belonging to the SC/ST categories working with the Central Government and the autonomous institutions are not given promotion as per the reservation guidelines;

(b) if so, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether a number of proposals for amendments in the rules for promotion are under consideration of the Government; and

(d) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereto?

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): As per extant instructions, reservation to the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes is provided in the matter of promotion when promotion is made: (a) through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination in Group B, Group C and Group D posts; (b) by selection from Group B post to a Group A post or in Group B, Group C and Group D posts; and (c) by non-selection in Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D posts. Reservation in all the above cases is given at the rate of 15 per cent for the Scheduled Castes and 7.5 per cent for the Scheduled Tribes. However, reservation in promotion is not given in the grades in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, exceeds 75 per cent.

As per extant instructions, Autonomous Bodies/Institutions including Municipal Corporations, Cooperative Institutions etc. under the administrative control of the Central Government also provide reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in their services on the lines of the reservations in services under Central Government.

However, as desired by the Honble Supreme Court in Contempt Petition No.314/2016, conveyed to the Law Officer and intimated by him, instructions in pursuance were issued by Department of Personnel and Training on 30.9.2016 not to rely upon Office Memorandum of 10.08.2010 for implementation of own merit concept in promotion for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Due to this, there may be administrative difficulties while considering cases for promotion of employees, including SCs and STs, where selections in promotion have already been made on own merit or are to be made by applying own merit by the concerned cadre controlling authority.

(c): No, Madam.

(d): Does not arise in view of reply given to Part (c) above.

Source : Rajya Sabha


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Emergent CWC-cum-CC Meeting of AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle held successfully in Bhubaneswar on 26.03.2017

 To meet the crisis created by the Circle administration due to arbitrary implementation of Cadre Restructuring proposal in Odisha Circle grossly avoiding the suggestions of the Staff Side, an emergent Circle Working Committe - Cum - Circle Council Meeting was conducted successfully on 26.03.2017 in Bhubaneswar.

All the Divisional Secretaries and Circle Union Office bearers participated and offered their valuable suggestions.

A detailed report with resolutions adopted will be published shortly.

Transfer / Posting in SAG of IPoS, Group-A

Shir Jaleswar Kanhar, PMG Sambalpur Region and Shri Lalitendu Pradhan, PMG, Silguri North Bengal Region posted as PMG Berhampur Region and Sambalpur Region respectively.


LSG Posting order for Berhampur Region issued by R.O., Berhampur on 25.03.2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

President, AIPEU, Gr-C, CHQ appraised the General Secretary to act swiftly to stop implementation of Cadre Restructuring proposal till receipt of modifications requested by CHQ

                                                                                                                               Dt. 23.3.17

Com. R.N. Parashar,
General Secretary,
New Delhi 110 008.

Dear com. General Secretary,

Pl see the order copy dt.22.3.17 released by Odisha Circle for promotion and postings to the officials on cadre restructuring.

Yesterday, we met the CPMG   TN Circle and requested him to keep the  implementation of the orders in abeyance, till taking a final decision at Dte on this issue.

He replied that, only after giving letter by both the  Federations, the Dept has issued order to implement cadre restructuring without any further delay. Hence action is under way to implement the same in Tamilnadu Circle also.

However, we have requested him atleast to delay the process for sometime, till our unions to get a final solution on this issue at Dte level.

He assured to give 15 days time and asked us to get the orders stopped uniformly throughout the Country by the Dte. Otherwise he has to take decisions, in accordance with the directions of the Dte.

Hence we request you to act swiftly, so as to stop the implementation of this order and to take suitable action, so as to get the modifications as requested in our CHQ letter dt 17.3.2017.

Expecting you positive action and reply,

Fraternally yours,

President , CHQ &
Circle Secretary,