OFFICE BEARERS


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sr Postmaster CAT CASE updates

Although Directorate has directed to apprise Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh on 09.04.2014 that amendment in PS Gr B Recruitment Rules, are under process and would likely take time. Yet, no development took place in the proceedings. Matter posted to 28.05.2014 without any arguments.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

BIENNIAL 38TH CIRCLE CONFERENCE & CWC - NOTIFICATIONS.

No. IP/ASP/ASSN/2014 Date: 4.4.2014
NOTIFICATION FOR CIRCLE CONFERENCE

Under the provisions of Article 25 of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, it is hereby notified that the 38th Biennial Circle Conference of the Association will be held at Chandigarh on 27th April, 2014.
 
VENUE :           CONFERENCE HALL,
% CHIEF PMG, PUNJAB CIRCLE
SANDESH BHAWAN, SECTOR 17 CHANDIGARH. 
Agenda
       i.        Approval of the Biennial Report of the Circle Association for the year 2012 – 2014.
      ii.        Approval of audited accounts of the Circle Association for the year 2012 – 2014.
     iii.        Subject Matter for debate/discussion and strategy to be adopted for taking up issues with CHQ.
a.     7th Central Pay Commission
b.     Grade Pay Case at CAT Ernakulam
c.      Merger proposal of ASP cadre with PS Group B
d.     LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Group B/ Senior PM
e.     Re-organization of Sub Divisions
f.      Rule 38 transfer of Surplus Qualified IP candidates
g.     Honorarium to part time IO/PO for Rule 10 inquiry of GDS
h.     Combined seniority list of Inspector Posts
     iv.        Organizational review
      v.        Financial review
     vi.        Membership subscription
    vii.        Approval of draft resolutions
    viii.        Any other item with the permission of the Chair
     ix.        Election of office bearers
     x.        Next Circle Conference
All the office bearers/members are requested to attend.
 (Balbir Singh Kaushal)
Circle Secretary

Copy to:
1.     Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle, Chandigarh with a request to direct all the divisions for relief of members on the stipulated date.
2.     Sh. Vilas Ingale, General Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and ASPs Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony, Kursheed Square, Civil Lines, New Delhi – 110054.
3.     Sh. Gopal Krishan, Circle President, All India Association of Inspectors and ASPs Punjab Circle, and Sr. Postmaster, Patiala HO – 147001
4.     Sh. Sukhtej Singh, Asstt. General Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and ASPs CHQ and ASPO’s Sangrur Sub Division, Sangrur – 148001.
5.     All IPs/ASPs in Punjab Circle.
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NOTIFICATION FOR CWC
Under the provisions of Article 30 of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, it is hereby notified that the pre-conference Central Working Committee Meeting of the Association will be held at Chandigarh on the 26th April 2014.

VENUE :           CONFERENCE HALL,
% CHIEF PMG, PUNJAB CIRCLE
SANDESH BHAWAN, SECTOR 17 CHANDIGARH 

Agenda
       i.        Approval of the Biennial Report of the Circle Association for the year 2012-2014.
      ii.        Approval of audited accounts of the Circle Association for the year 2012-2014.
     iii.        Organizational and financial review of the Association.
     iv.        Any other item with the permission of the Chair.
 All the CWC members are requested to attend the meeting well in time.

[Balbir Singh Kaushal]
Circle Secretary
Copy to:
1.     Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle, Chandigarh with a request to direct Controlling Authorities to relieve CWC members well in time.  
2.     Sh. Vilas Ingale, General Secretary, All India Association of Inspectors and ASPs, Qtr. No. 12, P&T Colony, Kursheed Square, Civil Lines, New Delhi – 110054.
3.     Sh. Gopal Krishan, Circle President, All India Association of Inspectors and ASPs, Punjab Circle, and Sr. Postmaster, Patiala HO – 147001
4.     All office bearers and members in Punjab Circle.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Much Awaited promotions --- ASP cadre !!!

Association extends gratitude to Punjab Circle Administration for giving green signal for promotions to ASP Cadre. IP members awaiting their due promotions has time to cherish now. With the issuance of much awaited reversal orders of mandatory service of RMS/Postal side or vice versa by the Dte, a list of 11 IPs in the zone of consideration for promotion to ASP cadre have been issued, calling their last five years ACRs Dossiers, Recommendations prformas and vigiliance/Disc clearance certificates. IP members falling in the consideration zone are requested to ensure forwarding of their ACR dossiers from Divisional Heads to avoid any further delay. It is learnt that out of 12 posts of ASPOs, 11 posts are likely to be filled by elevation of 11 IP eligible candidates viz. Mr/Ms. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Raj Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar Sahotra, Dheeraj Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Randhir Singh, Som Nath, Kapil Gulati, Parveen Bala, Monika & Ravita Kumar very shortly.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

DIVIDED HOUSE -- FLATTERY IN VOGUE

The bubble of euphoria that is making disturbingly large number amongst few IP/ASPs needs to be pierced before it is too late. And, I consider it my duty to perform this task. In the recent past, no doubt, some of our IP cadre officials got the chair of DPS showing lollipop for others to follow. Now every young IP is showing extra flattery to the officers at the helm of affairs that too at the cost and hurting sentiments of their seniors for personal cheap gain forgetting that one day they have to first occupy the same seat their senior are presently holding.Resultantly even the promotion avenues of Inspectors to ASP cadres have been blocked for want of reversal of orders of mandatory RMS experience and vice versa by the Directorate, what to talk of other demands like GP or Cadre restructuring. Punjab Circle has repeatedly alarmed association and its members not to allow history to repeat itself but unfortunately history has been allowed to repeat itself. This time again our pay scale issue will be allowed to refer to 7th pay commission rather than fighting with true spirit. Reason being ours is a divided house and are interested in personal gains to settle ego. As far as our association is concerned it is not playing the game to win being it not having a team to play and captain being dependent on others which is a de-motivating factor.
The present system of direct recruitment in IP cadre has failed miserably as at present a major chunk of aspirants are exploring options other than Inspector Posts due to wrong doings of administration including GP issue, thereby, opening doors for disinterested officials who work in compulsion and frustration.What is gained by the Deptt by posting IPs (especially Directt Rectts) as a Complaint Inspector is anybody’s guess. Similar is the case with the successful LDCE Gr B officers, they are being posted at CO/RO level or at GPO/Gazetted HO level. A young energetic commandant is trained to fight at the front of the battle field and usually he is posted as such. But it is inversely in DOP, where this young brigade is carried/taken care of like a little ward on a lap, thus, defeating the very purpose for which they have competed/trained. Does this mean they were selected as fighters but they themselves ended as spectators and are enjoying the warmthness under the shadow of RO/CO/Gazetted HOs. What does the Department wants to extract from them is also anyone’s guess. Persons, who were supposed to play in the battlefield, have been made to work as per the whims and fancies of their seniors come what may because their eye is concentrating at the chair of Director. The administration do obliges them by posting on the key posts to watch their interest and harm the interest of officers working in the fields. Such staunch officers are rewarded while the hard worker is treated like a criminal. It is unfortunate for the cadre and department too. Time is not far when department will collapse under the guise of these so called flattery ambience. Think when department is not there, where this back bone will go. Be united.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Getting the first money order --- By Shashi Pal Jain -- The Tribune

Getting the first money orderShashi Pal Jain
Today messages and money can be transferred to any part of the world with the click of a mouse. But who can forget the thrill of a postman knocking at the door with a money order or a postcard in hand? Those were the days when earning a living was difficult and options were limited. Often, the elder son of a family ventured to far-off places in search of work. Very few families were a bit affluent. Managing the necessities was itself a daily challenge.

My elder brother, the late Satya Bhushan, was the first in the family to have managed a job at the Hindustan Motors in Kolkata. The telephone had still not arrived in the family. We, three brothers and our parents, would eagerly wait for a postcard from Kolkata. My eyes still shed a tear of nostalgia when I recall the scene of the arrival of his first salary to our home in Kharar in the form of a money order.
The aged postman, Piare Lal, was no stranger to us in this small town for he had been a part of our joys and sorrows. But this time he came excited, demanding home-made sweets from my mother. Not disclosing the reason for his excitement, he handed over five hundred rupees, a princely sum at that time, bringing tears of happiness to my late father, who was a while ago complaining of financial constrains. "Rup Lal, your days of happiness have finally arrived", the postman said. We, the three siblings, repeatedly counted the big five currency notes of Rs100 each, for in those days one had never touched an amount as large as this.
Another time, a telegram would arrive from my maternal uncles, sending "shagun' on "rakhi" to my mother, as a mark of their remembrance and affection. My mother would make us write replies to her brothers on a postcard, thus testing our language skills, lately acquired at school.
When I started contributing news reports to The Tribune in 1981, I received my first payment of Rs 2.80 through a money order. That was the start of my career as a journalist and the elderly Piare Lal became part of this. Piare Lal would walk through the streets with a bag on his shoulders. At times he would sit on a cot spread outside small houses, enjoy a cup of tea offered by his patrons. His talk would revolve around worldly matters, on which sometimes his advice was sought. He had become a part of our life. His mere sight was enough for the heart to pound and eyes to anticipate. When we were children, he played his own little games of suspense while delivering the results of our examinations or at times would give us a free ride on his bicycle. Those were the days when small things of life were a source of joy. Resources were limited, but enough to share. Life was uncertain. Yet hope sustained life.
Times have changed. Now my civil servant son is just a Skype call away, while the Almighty has bestowed on us all material comforts. However, the charms of receiving an envelope from the postman, and sharing one's joys and sorrows in public, are still the ones this heart longs for.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Movements in Punjab Circle --- Annual Transfers/Postings

Punjab Circle issues Transfer and posting orders vide memo no. STB/9-13/2012 dated 05.03.2014. 
  • Mr. Shri Krishan Sharma, ASP (Estt) has been transferred and posted as ASP (Vig) Circle Office Chandigarh vice Mr. Vija Kumar.
  • Mr. Vijay Kumar, ASP (Vig) has been transferred and posted as ASP (MM) Circle Office Chandigarh vice Mr. Dinesh Sharma.
  • Mr. Dinesh Sharma, ASP (MM) has been transferred and posted as ASP (Estt) Circle Office Chandigarh vice Mr. Shri Krishan Sharma.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SB Interest Rates revised w.e.f 01.04.2014

Scheme
Rate of interest
w.e.f.01.04.2013
Rate of Interest
w.e.f. 01.04.2014
1.
2.
3.
Savings Deposit
4.0
4.0
1 Year Time Deposit
8.2
8.4
2 Year Time Deposit
8.2
8.4
3 Year Time Deposit
8.3
8.4
5 Year Time Deposit
8.4
8.5
5 Year Recurring
Deposit
8.3
8.4
5 Year SCSS
9.2
9.2
5 Year MIS
8.4
8.4
5 Year NSC
8.5
8.5
10 Year NSC
8.8
8.8
PPF
8.7
8.7