OFFICE BEARERS

President : - NARINDER SINGH, ASP FARIDKOT SUB DIVISION, FARIDKOT 9417089520;

Circle Secretary :- BALBIR SINGH KAUSHAL, Manager, National Sorting Hub, Chandigarh (M) 9914066754;

Treasurer :- GAURAV NAGI Inspector Post (MOD) Punjab Circle Chandigarh (M) 09876581559


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

REMINDER FROM CHQ : EXPEDITE CONVENING OF DPC OF PS GR B

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr B/ 2016                  Dated :    29/11/2016

To, 
Shri A. K. Dash,
Member (P),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject: Convening of DPC for promotion to PS Group B Cadre.

Respected Sir, 

          With profound regards, this Association invites your kind attention to OM No. 22011/1/2011-Estt(D) dated 27.10.2016 of Department of Personnel and Training, New Delhi, on the vital subject of timely and advance action in convening of Departmental Promotion Committee meeting in terms of Model Calendar. With a view to having the approved select panels for promotion ready in advance in a time-bound manner, Nodal Department has strongly advised for meticulous adherence of  Model Calendar for DPCs issued vide OM No. 22011/9/98-Estt.(D) dated 08/09/1998, modified vide OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 28/01/15. It was desired that prescribed time-line may be followed so as to ensure readiness of panel in time and its utilization as and when the vacancies arise during the course of vacancy year. 
         
This Association is constrained to inform that objective of timely promotions has lost its way with these abnormal delays. While at this juncture, we ought to have a list of elevated PS Group B officers, but, regretfully, nothing seems to have finalized till now, and the last month of this calendar year is starting in a day or so. Sir, you would be well aware of the loss of increment benefit, in case promoted officers are not able to join on or before of 2nd January. So as to avoid pecuniary loss, it is requested to kindly intervene and cause timely DPC of PS Group B Cadre. Association also like to request your kind honour for issuance of repatriation orders before issuing promotion and postings in Postal Service Group “B” cadre.  

It is therefore earnestly requested your honour to kindly look into this matter sympathetically and cause issuance of repatriation orders, apart from convening timely DPC in PS Group B cadre.
         
With seasonal greetings,
Yours sincerely, 

 Sd/-
Vilas Ingale
(General Secretary)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Demonetisation: Now, PAN required if combined cash deposits exceed Rs 2.5 lakh till December 30

The government has announced a new rule to prevent people from making multiple cash deposits in their bank accounts without quoting the PAN. Till now, the limit for cash deposit without PAN was Rs 50,000 per transaction. A lot of people were depositing less than Rs 50,000 per day to escape the PAN provision. But a circular issued on Tuesday says deposits made between 9 Nov and 30 Dec 2016 will require a PAN if the combined sum exceeds Rs 2.5 lakh. This clarifies the misconception that one can deposit cash in multiple batches of less than Rs 50,000 each and escape mentioning the PAN. 

The CBDT has also made changes in the (AIR) Annual Information Return rules. Till now, banks and post office branches were supposed to report to the tax department if an individual made cash deposits of Rs 10 lakh in a year. During the period 9 November to 30 December, this limit has been lowered to Rs 2.5 lakh. If the cash deposits exceed this limit, the bank or post office will automatically report it to the tax department. For current accounts, the threshold limit for cash deposits between 9 November and 30 December will be Rs 12.5 lakh. 

The rule applies to all bank accounts of the individual, though it is not clear how banks will be able to capture information of cash deposited in other bank accounts. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Revision/Amendment in Recruitment Rules for the post of Postal Service Group B- regarding

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/CRC/2012                                      Dated :      5/11/2016

To, 
Shri A. K. Dash, 
Member (P),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Revision/Amendment  in Recruitment Rules for the post of Postal Service Group B- regarding 

Ref.       : Directorate Memo No. 9-14/2010-SPG dated 30.05.2015

Respected Sir, 

     IP/ASP Association intend to bring to your kind notice that a draft copy of revised RRs of Postal Service Group ‘B’ cadre was published on Department’s website vide above referred memo inviting comments/observations from stakeholders within a period of 30 days. In response, the association has submitted its observations stating material facts therein for consideration with a sanguine hope that grievances of IP/ASP would be redressed before make revised RRs operative. 
     
It was highlighted that these RRs would lead to overall loss of 87 posts to be filled under seniority cum fitness quota in PS Gr ‘B’ while examination quota would apparently gained 87 posts that too in Sr. Postmaster cadre as per the following matrix.

(A)       PS Gr ‘B’ Recruitment Rules, 1993 [Pre-revised]

Total Number of Posts 
866
No. of 75% IP Line posts to be filled through Seniority cum fitness
649
No. of 19% IP Line posts to be filled through LDCE
165
No. of 6% General Line posts to be filled through LDCE
52

(B)       Sr. Postmaster Recruitment Rules, 2010

Total Number of Posts 
116
No. of IP Line posts to be filled through Seniority cum fitness
NIL
No. 75% IP Line posts to be filled through LDCE 75% of 116
87
No. of 25% General Line posts to be filled through seniority cum fitness
29

(C)       PS Gr. B Recruitment Rules, 2016 (proposed to be revised)

Total Number of Posts 
866-116=750
No. of 75% IP Line posts to be filled through seniority cum fitness
562
No. of 22% IP Line posts to be filled through LDCE as per roster in vogue
165
No. of 3% General Line posts to be filled through LDCE
52-29=23

It was also submitted that revised RRs would be contemptuous to orders passed by Hon’ble CAT Bench Chandigarh in OA No. 399/PB/2011 dated 26.05.2011, wherein statement given by the Director (Staff) at Bar that the quota prescribed (75% for promotion under non-examination quota & 19% for promotion under Examination Quota), qua which the prayer is relatable, shall not be exceeded, was accepted. 
     
Sir, these revised RRs have drastically reduced the number of posts to 562 from 649 posts in the cadre, thereby squeezing the promotional avenues of IP/ASP (non-examination quota).
     
It is pointed out that even after lapse of more than 4 months period no steps were found taken for finalization and circulation of revised RRs of Postal Service Group ‘B cadre.  Pending finalization of these RRs, General line people have gained in terms of extracting more vacancies in PS Group B (LDCE) that too @ 6% instead of 3%. General line people have share of 29 posts in Sr Postmaster cadre and 23 posts in PS Group B cadre. Notification for conduct of PS Group B exam dated 07.10.2016 for the vacancy year 2012-13 onwards would stand testimony to the fact that General Line (GL) people are being offered altogether 25 vacancies against quota of 23 posts in PS Group B cadre while many of General Line vacancies are already filled up from general line category through LDCE only and out of these, few are still working in PS Gr. B cadre.
     
In view of submissions made here in above, it is earnestly requested to kindly look into this vital issue personally so as this may not get complicated further. It is humbly prayed to arrange to release the revised Recruitment Rules of Postal Service Group ‘B’ cadre immediately.     

With warm regards,
Yours sincerely, 

Sd/- 
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy for information and necessary action to : 

1.   Shri Brajesh Kumar, Director (Staff), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001.

2.   Shri S. V. Rao, Director (DE /Estt), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001.

3.   Shri G. M. Taneja ADG (DE), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Supreme Court : Temporary employee to be paid at par with regular employee.

NEW DELHI: In a big relief to lakhs temporary employee who have been hired by government departments and agencies across the country on contractual basis, theSupreme Court on Wednesday held that they are entitled to wages at par with permanent employees and principle of 'equal pay for equal work' must be followed.



A bench of Justices JS Khehar and SA Bobde said the principle of 'equal pay for equal work' constitutes a clear and unambiguous right vested in every employee whether engaged on regular or temporary basis.



"In our considered view, it is fallacious to determine artificial parameters to deny fruits of labour. An employee engaged for the same work, cannot be paid less than another, who performs the same duties and responsibilities. Certainly not, in a welfare state. Such an action besides being demeaning, strikes at the very foundation of human dignity," the bench said.



The bench said the principle had been expounded through a large number of judgments rendered by the apex court and and constitutes law declared by the Supreme Court.



"Any one, who is compelled to work at a lesser wage, does not do so voluntarily. He does so, to provide food and shelter to his family, at the cost of his self respect and dignity, at the cost of his self worth, and at the cost of his integrity. For he knows, that his dependents would suffer immensely, if he does not accept the lesser wage," Justice Khehar, who wrote the judgement, said.


"Any act, of paying less wages, as compared to others similarly situate, constitutes an act of exploitative enslavement, emerging out of a domineering position. Undoubtedly, the action is oppressive, suppressive and coercive, as it compels involuntary subjugation," he said.


The court passed the verdict on a bunch of petition filed by tempoary employee working for state of Punjab seeking wage parity with regular employee. They approached the apex court after Punjab and Haryana High Court held that temporary employees were not entitled to the minimum of the regular pay-scale, merely for reason, that the activities carried on by them and the regular employees were similar.



Setting aside the HC order, the apex court held that the principle of equal pay for equal work must be followed in the country as India was a signatory of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.



"There can be no doubt, that the principle of equal pay for equal work would be applicable to all the concerned temporary employees, so as to vest in them the right to claim wages, at par with the minimum of the pay-scale of regularly engaged government employees, holding the same post,"it said.


"India is a signatory to the covenant, having ratified the same on April 10, 1979. There is no escape from the above obligation, in view of different provisions of the Constitution and in view of the law declared by this court under Article 141 of the Constitution of India, the principle of 'equal pay for equal work' constitutes a clear and unambiguous right and is vested in every employee - whether engaged on regular or temporary basis,"it said.

Source:-The Times of India

HAPPY DIWALI !!! HAPPY DIWALI !!! HAPPY DIWALI !!!

All India Association of Inspectors & Asstt Supdt Posts, Punjab Circle wishes all the members and track in viewers a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS DIWALI..

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications – regarding.

Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications – regarding.
No.1-6/2016-IC(Pt.)
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell
Room No.214, The Ashok, New Delhi

Dated the 29th September, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications – regarding.

Following the notification of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2015, this Department has received references seeking clarifications regarding various aspects of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure as also pay fixation and grant of increment in future under revised pay structure. The matter has been considered in this Department and the points of doubts are clarified as under:

1. Point of doubt: As per the provisions of FR22 (l) (a) (1), the Government servants (other than those appointed on deputation to ex-cadre post or ad hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion/ appointment or from the date of next increment.
Some of the employees, promoted between 01.01.2016 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 had opted for their pay fixation on promotion/financial up-gradation under MACPS from the date of their next increment in the lower grade. Consequent upon notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 25th July, 2016, the option submitted by such employees has now turned out to be disadvantageous. Whether such employee may be allowed to revise their option under FR 22 at this stage.

Clarification: Under the changed circumstances after notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the employee may be allowed to exercise revised option for fixation of pay under FR22(l)(a)(1), Such revised option shall be exercised within one month of issue of this 0M. Option so revised, shall be final.

2. Point of doubt: Whether employees appointed/promoted/ during granted financial up-gradation 02.01.2015 and 01.07.2015 will be entitled to grant of one increment on 01.01.2016,.

Clarification: Since the provisions of CCS (RP)Rules, 2016 are effective from 01.01.2016, no increment shall be allowed on 01.01.2016 at the time of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.
sd/-
(R.K.Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India