05 March 2018

Clarification on benchmark (Good to Very Good)

 15th Feb., 2018.

Hon. Secretary General,
New Delhi- 110 001.

Sub:     Clarification regarding benchmark for placement under
             MACP in respect  of the official who are due for
             placement in MACP after 25.07.2016.

Ref:      DOPT letter No. F.No. 35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 
            27th September 2016 and Clarification letter addressed 
            to CPMG, Mumbai vide Directorate letter No. 20-45/2016-
SPB-II dtd. 22.01.2018

In the above cited referred orders, financial upgradation 
under MACPs will be granted to those, whose remarks in 
APAR as “Very Good”, which are “Good” before 7the CPC.

These orders are effective from 25/07/2016. But neither 
 DOPT nor DOP has mentioned about previous APAR. 
Remarks from 25/07/2016 can be considered for future 
upgradations but those officials remarks in previous five 
years as “Good” may be considered for upgradation.

          You are requested to look in the matter and enable both 
          Department to issue the orders for above cited orders 
          will effect from prospective date not retrospective effect.
          Then not a one percent officials will got benefited under 

            Thanking you.

           Yours  sincerely,

           [R.S. Kalange]

Copy to:
            Com. General Secretary,
            AIPEU Group C,
            CHQ, New Delhi.

            Com. Circle Secretary,
            AIPEU Group C,
            Maharashtra Circle,

19 December 2017

PO/RMS Accountants problem yet not settled

Dear Comrades,
         In 7 CPC many allowances are abolished. Accountant Allowance also abolished.
I have some queries regarding allowances.

        below mentioned para of 7 CPC for study.

7.7.5 The matter has been examined. The Commission notes that the mode of
recruitment, entry level qualification and the duties and responsibilities of
the organised accounts cadres are different when compared to those of
unorganised accounts cadres. Similarly, the skill sets of the organised
accounts cadres are also fairly higher. The organised accounts cadres have
to compulsorily pass various examinations for promotions. This may not
be the case in respect of unorganised accounts cadres. In this backdrop, the
Commission feels that the unorganised accounts cadres cannot be treated
at par with organised accounts cadres. The demands relating to merger
of their cadres with other services is also not feasible. The Commission
recommends replacement pay levels for unorganised accounts cadres.

          Here, my say is to change level of Accountant i.e. from 2400 to 2800 and so on, then they can be benefited. 

07 April 2015

Revised Interest Rates w.e.f. 01.04.2015

Interest Rates from 01 April 2015
Rate of  interest w.e.f 01.04.2015 (in percent)
Savings Deposit
1 Year Time Deposit
2 Year Time Deposit
3 Year Time Deposit
5 Year Time Deposit
5 Yearr Recurring Deposit
5 Years Senior Citizen Deposit
5 Years M.I.S.
5 Years NSC Deposit
10 Years NSC Deposit
Kisan Vikas Patra
Sukanya Samruddhi Yojana

Indefinate strike from 06.05.2015


1.   No Corporatization and privatization in Postal Services.
2. Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the terms of reference of Seventh Central Pay   Commission. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS and grant of all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis without any discrimination.
3. Revision of wages of Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees with effect from 01.01.2006 consequent on revision of wages of regular employees by Sixth Pay Commission and Regularisation of services.
4.  Grant of merger of 100% DA with pay with effect from 01.01.2014 for all purposes, including GDS.
5.  Grant of 25% pay as Interim Relief (IR) with effect from 01.01.2014 to all employees including GDS.
6.  Scrap the New Pension Scheme (NPS) and Include all employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004 under the old statutory pension scheme.
7. Remove 5% condition for compassionate appointment and grant appointment in all deserving cases as in the case of Railways. Remove the minimum 50 points condition for GDS compassionate appointment.
8.  Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including MMS & GDS.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(a)    <!--[endif]-->By direct recruitment
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(b)   <!--[endif]-->By holding DPC and granting promotions
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(c)    <!--[endif]-->By conducting departmental promotional examination.
9.   Implement Cadre Restructuring in Postal, RMS, MMS and Postal Accounts as per the proposal signed with the JCM (DC) staff side.
10. Settle MACP related issues.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(a)    <!--[endif]-->Promotions accrued by passing departmental promotional examinations should not be counted towards MACP. Implement Jodhpur CAT Judgment.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(b)   <!--[endif]-->Bench mark should not be made applicable to non-gazetted posts.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(c)    <!--[endif]-->Stepping up of pay with junior should be allowed in MACP also.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(d)   <!--[endif]-->Pay fixation on Promotional hierarchy and not Grade pay hierarchy
11. Settle issues relating to Postmaster Cadre officials.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(a)    <!--[endif]-->Allow to write IP and PS Group ‘B’ examinations
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(b)   <!--[endif]-->Relaxation in service conditions for promotion from one grade to another, at par with general line promotions to identical posts.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(c)    <!--[endif]-->Filling up of all PS Group ‘B’, PM Grade III and Grade II posts by eligible officials and till that time adhoc-promotion may be granted.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(d)   <!--[endif]-->Other related issues such as filling up of 100% senior Postmaster/Chief Postmaster posts earmarked for PM cadre by PM cadre officials alone and maintainance of Circle Gradation list etc.
12. Reimburse full mileage allowance to system Administrators and fix duty hours and responsibilities of SAs. Create separate cadre for system Administrators.
13. Grant of Cash handling allowance to Treasurers in Post offices at par with cashiers in RMS & Administrative offices.
14. Counting of Special allowance granted to PO & RMS Accountants for pay fixation on promotions as the promotional post involves higher responsibilities.
15. Settle all issues related to IT Moderinisation Project – computerization, Core Banking Solution, Core Insurance Solution etc.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(a)    <!--[endif]-->Replace out dated computers and peripherals with new ones.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(b)   <!--[endif]-->Increase network capabilities and Bandwidth.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(c)    <!--[endif]-->Set right the Users credential problems in leave arrangements etc.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(d)   <!--[endif]-->Stop hasty “Go live” of CBS, CIS till cleansing of data pucca.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(e)   <!--[endif]-->Provide all assistance and stop harassment in the Implementation of CBS & CIS
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(f)     <!--[endif]--> Grant enhanced financial powers to Head Postmasters
16. Prompt and regular holding of JCM, Departmental Council meeting, Periodical meeting with Secretary Department of Posts, Sports Board meeting and Welfare Board meeting. Ensure representation of recognised Federations in Sports Board and Welfare Board by calling for nominations.
17.  Ensure prompt and regular holding of JCM (Regional Council) meeting at Circle level, Formal Four monthly meeting with Chief PMG, Bi-monthly meeting at PMG/DPS HQ level and monthly meetings at Divisional level. Implement a monitoring mechanism at Directorate level to ensure conducting of Circle/Divisional level meetings at regular intervals.

18. Avoid abnormal delay in conducting Departmental promotion Committees (DPCs) at all levels and grant promotion to eligible officials.
19. ill up all vacant posts of Chief Postmasters General (CPMsG) Postmaster Generals (PMsG) and Director of Postal Services (DPS). At present, posts are remaining vacant for months together and additional charge/combined duty is ordered, which adversely affects the efficiency of the services and also delay in settling staff matters.
20. Notify canteen employees New Recruitment Rules and fill up all vacant posts in Departmental Canteens/Tiffin Rooms exempting the posts from the purview of downsizing order and reviving the posts abolished/kept vacant.
21. Ensure full protection of existing allowance (TRCA) of GDS employees and introduce Medical Reimbursement Scheme to GDS. Existing monthly emoluments (TRCA) drawn by the GDS should not be reduced under any circumstances. Revision of cash handling norms.
22. Ensure time bound and speedy disposal of all Rule – 9 cases and Review/Revision petition cases pending at Directorate level.
23. Allot sufficient funds and sanction all pending bills.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(a)    <!--[endif]-->PLI/RPLI incentive bills
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(b)   <!--[endif]-->Medical Reimbursement Bills (ROHSC)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(c)    <!--[endif]-->Tour TA bills
<!--[if !supportLists]-->(d)   <!--[endif]-->OTA Bills
24. Enhance overtime allowance rates at par with Railways.
25. (a)   All Circle offices/Regional offices/DPLI office, Kolkata must be allowed to function as Circle Processing Centres (CPCs) while implementing Core Insurance Solutions (CIS) through McCamish for steady growth of PLI/RPLI Business
(b) Stop diversion of 615 posts (576 posts of PAs from C.O.s and 39 posts of PAs from APS PLI CELL) ordered vide Department of Posts, Establishment Division No. 43-47/2013-PE-II dated the 9th June,2014.
(c)   Stop harassment and victimization of staff of Circle Administrative offices  in the name of decentralization of PLI/RPLI.
26. Stop ordering officials to work on Sundays and holidays in some Circles and also stop harassment of staff by Circle/Regional/Divisional heads. Eg. 1) Karnataka Circle 2) Delhi Circle.
27. Allot sufficient funds to circles for carrying out constructions, repairs and maintenance of Departmental buildings/Postal Staff quarters and RMS Rest houses.
28. Take stringent measures to eradicate corruption from Postal Department. Stern action should be taken against those committing frauds and corruption. Stop disciplinary action against innocent officials in the name of contributory negligence, instead of punishing the principal offender.
29. Fillup all vacant posts of Astt. Manager/Manager and Sr. Manager in MMS
30. Make substitute arrangement in all vacant Postmen and MTS Posts. Wherever GDS are not available, outsiders should be allowed to work as substitutes.
31. Modify the orders dated 22/5/1979 regarding existing time factor given for delivery of articles taking in to account the actual time required for door to door delivery.
32. Increase the percentage of PS Group ‘B’ Posts to General line in LDCE and allow all PACO/PA SBCO & SA also to write the examination.
33. Open more L1 offices as recommended by CPMsG Eg: Guntakal RMS in A.P Circle.
34. Powers for writing APARs of SBCO staff may be delegated to AO (SBCO) instead of Divisional heads and stop imposing the work of SB Branch on SBCO.
35. Prompt supply of good quality uniform and kit items and change of old specification.
36. Stop vindictive actions of GM (Finance) Postal Accounts Chennai. More than hundred Postal Accounts employees are charge sheeted. GM (Finance) even refused to heed the instructions of DDG (PAF).
37. Review of marks of JAO (P) Part-II examination held in December 2012 in r/o SC/ST candidates. As the exam was conducted on the basis of old Recruitment Rules i.e JAO and the said posts are Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) review may be held.
38.  Creation of appropriate number of posts of Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) in RMS after assessing the total work hours of the vacant GDSMM posts to mitigate the problems of the staff and RMS services.
39. Immediate notification of HSG-I Recruitment Rules and transferring of all IP line HSG-I posts to General line as already agreed in the JCM Departmental Council meeting.
40. Revise the Postmen/MG/MTS Recruitment Rules. Stop open market recruitment. Restore Seniority quota promotion. 

18 February 2015

AIPEU GROUP C Divisional conference held on 15.02.2015

All India Postal Employees Union Group C, Satara Divisonal bio-annual successfully held at Satara Postal Co-Op. Society Hall on 15.02.2015.

Following Divisional Body has been selected for 2015-2017.

President:                Com. P. B. Baile, PA Satara HO
Working President:  Com. R.S. Kalange, Accountant, Satara HO
Vice Presidents:       Com. Smt. M.M. Nalawade, ASPM Phaltan MDG
                               Com. Shri. V.B. Desai, PA Karad HO

Divisional Secretary: Com. M.M. Vibhute, DOPLI, Satara

Asstt. Secretaries:     Com. S.P. Nikam, OADO Satara
                                Com. Arun Bhoj, PA Karad HO
                                Com. Smt. R.H. Thatte, PA Koregaon
Financial Secretary:   Com. S.A. Mulay, PA Satara City
Asst. fin. secretary:    Com. P.B. Shinde, PA Satara HO
Organising secretary:  Com. R.S. Parbat, PA MIDC
                                 Com. Rahul Jadhav, PA Karad HO
                                 Com. D.L. More, SPM Bavdhan
                                 Com. R.W. Sanap, PA Vaduj
                                 Com. Smt. Sumedha Mane, PA Satara HO
Auditor:                     Com. A.B. Shelke, SPM Vathar
                                  Com. Vishal Pawar, PA Satara HO

Congratulations all and best wishes to all.
All were decided to hold next Maharashtra Circle Conference at Satara. 

12 February 2015

Bio-Annual Divisional Conference notice

Bio-Annual Divisional Conference of AIPEU Group C, Satara Divisional Branch, Satara is to be held on 15.02.2015 at Satara Dist. Postal Co-op Society Hall, Satara - 415 001.

Meeting will be started sharp on 11.00 on 15.02.2015 under the President Com. Shri. Prasad Baile.
Com. Mangesh Parab, Circle Secretary AIPEU Group C, Maharashtra Circle and working President of AIPEU Group C, Central headquarters will attend the meeting.
Our another guest Advocate Com. P.T. Barge, Ex. Circle President AIPEU Group C Maharashtra Circle will also attending the meeting.

Following items will be discussed in the Divisional Conference,
1. Last two years progress,
2. Agitations made by Divisional branch,
3. Problems will be discussed in the meeting and all comrades requested to prepare them for presentation.
4. Discussion on next Circle conference is arranged at Satara Divisional branch,
5. Resolutions if any,
6. Last two years income and expenditure,
7. Election/Selection of new body for next two years.
8. Lunch.

All AIPEU Group C comrades are requested to attend the Divisional Conference.

Yours comradely,

Mohan Vibhute,
Divisional Secretary,
AIPEU Group C,
Satara Division - 415 001.