Monday, 29 June 2015

POSTMASTER CADRE 
NOW WITH NEW HOPES

                        The Postmaster Cadre has been carved out from the existing LSG / HSG  posts and all the LSG Post Offices have been identified for Postmaster Grade I and at Present there is NO LSG Post offices.
                        Mere 1/3rd Posts have been identified for the Cadre as a whole and since this was a new cadre and a brain child of a Director General , it was taken to peak of publicity and a new training pattern was drafted for providing managerial training along with an executive structure.
                        The Department actually wanted to provide higher grade pay for the cadre and decided to bring the cadre under administrative control. Unfortunately the higher grade pay could not be established and the dream of bringing the cadre under administrative hold did not come true due to non acceptance of Higher Grade Pay for Postmaster Cadre by DoPT.

                        In this event the failure on the part of the Department , the same was carried over by the successors without any further modifications in the cadre or Posts.  There was no option for the Department to consider for higher pay scales and had  to leave the cadre as it is unless it is identified by the 7th Pay Commission.

        Placement of Cadre in the event of Cadre Restructuring.

                        In the implementation of cadre restructuring , the present single and double handed post offices will be identified for 2800/- grade pay ( kindly note that only the Post of SPMs in the single and double handed post offices will be identified for 2800/- grade pay and not for upgrading the PO into LSG status )

                        It only means that those who have been granted MACP- I will alone be manning the single and double handed post offices.

                        The present triple handed and LSG Post offices ( Kindly note that there is no LSG post offices at present and all the past LSG Post offices have been identified for Postmaster Grade-I) will be upgraded to 4200/- grade pay.  That is officials who have been granted MACP-II will alone be allowed to man the offices.


                        Then what about LSG and HSG promotions.. There will no LSG or HSG Promotions in future.  Officials have to opt for Postmaster Grade I examination for promotion to the next grade pay ie 2800/- after 5 years or choose IPO line. And those who don’t opt for Promotion thro examination will have to wait for their I and II MACP ie after 10 and 20 years respectively.

                        The necessity of promoting an official to LSG will not arise when an official automatically gets a promotion to the next grade Pay ie 2800/- LSG  after 10 years of service at present and may even get a chance to get promoted to 2800/- grade pay before 10 years when there is vacancies arising at single and double handed post offices.

      Why Cadre Restructuring  and what does it really mean..

                        At present there are three MACPs for the staff , LSG promotion based on seniority.   The LSG Promotions are normally granted after 25 years of service and to officials who have actually gone beyond the promotion grade pay .  which does not provided any financial relief to the staff and most of them decline the promotions granted during their end of days in the Department.

                        The MACPs are granted periodically and official who have been granted 2 MACPs still work as Postal Assistants , OAs etc .  They normally get higher grade pay than that of the Postmaster of the Office in which they work as PAs.  The concept is very clear , they get higher grade pay and work in a clerical post or posts which do not have much responsibilities.

                        The Cadre Restructuring actually wanted to bring officials promoted under MACPs to take up supervisory posts and man the offices with higher responsibility.  As a result , those who have been promoted or granted MACP I will be ready to man single and double handed Post offices and those who have been promoted or granted MACP II will have to man triple handed and LSG Post offices.

                        The Cadre restructuring will provide an opportunity to actually count the clerical requirements of the Post Offices.  The Cadre Restructuring will aim to push official forward to supervisory posts on their completion for 10 Years and  20 Years of service.

                        This will bring an end to seniors working in clerical posts and actually deploying young generation in the counter services and even in the back office services of the Department.
    

What happens on implementation of in Divisions..

                        Eventually it gives a wider impact on the staff of offices in the Divisions , Hereafter the Rotational transfer (RT) will be under three or four categories

1.     RT for Clerical Posts – Officials with 2400/- alone can apply

2.     RT for SPM Posts in Single and Double Handed Post Offices – Officials granted MACP I /LSG can apply.

3.     RT for SPM in Triple Handed and LSG Post Offices – Officials granted MACPII / HSG can apply .

4.     RT for Supervisory Posts in HSG – Officials granted MACP III and HSG I can apply

5.     RT for Postmaster Grade I , II , III – Only Postmaster Cadre can apply.

6.     RT for Sr. Postmaster Cadre for Postmaster Grade III officials – only Postmaster cadre can apply.


What Happens to Postmaster Cadre on implementation of Cadre Restructuring

      The Clause in the Agreement clearly states that the Postmaster Cadre will also be revived in the light of the same.

      It means that after implementation of the cadre restructuring and identification of Post Offices for different Posts.  The following will be modified in light of the same.

1.     1/3rd of the 2800/- Posts may be identified for PM grade – I  .  This means that those postmaster grade I officials who are presently working will have to take up single or double handed post offices.  At Present the feel of Postmaster Grade –I Officials is that they are paid less and have been extracted with higher volume of work at present in the LSG Post Offices.

2.     Here after they will man only single and double handed post offices in PM grade –I and Triple and LSG in Grade –II and HSG I and II in Grade III and so on.

  
Whether the Present Postmaster Grade I offices 
and officials in Grade –I 
will be upgraded ???

                  It is a fact that the present Postmaster Grade I offices are formerly LSG offices and classified as Postmaster Grade I offices . In this restructuring the present PM grade –I offices will also to be ungraded to 4200/- grade pay .
                  The agreement does not specify that the Official’s grade pay will be upgraded but specified that the offices will be upgraded.  Since there is no LSG Offices at Present and Grade –I Post offices are higher than triple handed Post offices , the post of Postmaster grade –I  will certainly get upgraded to 4200/- grade pay. But the Officials may not be provided with 4200/- grade pay.
                  It is now with the pay commission to decide with the merits of the Postmaster Cadre and the memorandum submitted for this cadre whether the post is to be upgraded along with the IPO cadre. As the service requirement and method of selection to the Post is same.

                  The Fate of the Cadre will now depend upon the 7Th pay Commission and its recommendations for the Postmaster Cadre. Otherwise the Postmaster Grade –I will have to man single and double handed post offices with less responsibilities and minimum supervisory duties and powers…

Hope to be at the better part ………….


NFPE Coimbatore
for Postmaster Cadre officials….
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தோழர் தோழியர் அனைவரும் தலைக்கவசம் அணிந்து 
பயணிக்குமாறு 
அன்புடன் 
கேட்டுகொள்கிறோம் ...........

Thursday, 25 June 2015


ALL THE STAFF OF ALL THE OFFICE TO ATTEND TRAINING AT 5.00 PM...........



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"என்ன அது எப்படின்னு உங்களுக்கே தெரியாதா ????

சரி 

கவுன்ட்டர் ஐ ஓரு மணிநேரம் முன்னாடி நிறுத்தட்டுமா  ?

    பதில் :       அது எனக்கு தெரியாது ...........

அப்போ மெயில் வேன் முன்னாடி வருமா???
   
      பதில் :            அது எனக்கு தெரியாது ...........

B O  நாளைக்கு அகௌண்ட் பண்ணட்டுமா???

    பதில் :       அது எனக்கு தெரியாது 

ரிட்டர்ன்ஸ் நாளைக்கு எடுத்தா போதுமா ???

   பதில் :                      அது எனக்கு தெரியாது 

காஷ் இங்கேயே வச்சுடவா ??

 
   பதில் :                     அது எனக்கு தெரியாது ...........

டெய்லி அக்கௌன்ட் நாளை காலைல எடுக்கவா ???

      பதில் :                  அது எனக்கு தெரியாது ...........

அப்போ நாளைக்கு மதியானம் எல்லோரும் தற்கொலை பண்ணிகிடவா ??

   பதில் :                     அது எனக்கு  தெரியாது ..ஆனா        பண்ணிட்டு  trainingக்கு மட்டும் கண்டிப்பா
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Postmaster Grade II Promotion Orders....

7th Central Pay Commission Concludes its Meetings with the Stakeholders..........

The official report published by 7th CPC as follows...

“Further to the memoranda received from a variety of Organisations, Federations, Groups representing civil employees in the Government of India as also from the Defence Services, the Commission has had fruitful and wide ranging discussions on relevant issues with all stakeholders. Such interactions have now been concluded. Valuable inputs have been received and the work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway, so that the Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. Accordingly, any future requests for meeting with the Commission will not be entertained”.


Source: http://7cpc.india.gov.in/

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Government warns 'habitual late-comers' to office, asks all officials to maintain punctuality


The Centre has warned all government servants that disciplinary action will be taken against "habitual late-comers" to office and has asked for officials at all levels to maintain punctuality.

The government had introduced Aadhaar enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/ sub-ordinate offices, last year to replace the manual system of marking of attendance to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries. "This Department on November 21, 2014 and January 28, 2015 while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-alia, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc," the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has said in a circular issued to all ministries today, titled 'Observance of punctuality in office.".

"In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty. Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels. It is also requested that the necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis," the DoPT circular issued on June 22 says.

It has added that instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants and the responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/ Departments/ Offices.

Nearly 1.3 lakh central government employees are registering their attendance on the AEBAS system.


Source:-The Economic Times

Memorandum Submitted in Support of Postmaster Cadre Officials by AIPEU Group C to the 
7th Central Pay Commission

POSTMASTER CADRE IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

4.1 The various and enormous duties of the Postmasters are listed in every manual volume and Rule book of DoP. As Postmasters are the functional supervisors for all operations and transactions in a Post office either directly or indirectly as envisaged by the Department, they deserve for a better deal and scale in the background of recent creation of separate Postmaster Cadre. 

 (a) They function as the Disciplinary authority for MTS, Postman& GDS with semi- judiciary powers par with an Inspector Posts or Assistant Superintendent, Posts of a sub division. 

 (b) They function as the sub-Appointing authority par with an Inspector Posts or Assistant Superintendent, Posts of sub divisions in the matters of appointments of Gramin Dak Sevaks and placement of Postmen & MTS. 

  (c) They function as the Leave Sanction Authority except in Town Sub offices for all kinds of leave for Postman, MTS and for GDS under them. In the case of all subordinates including supervisors and Postal Assistants , they function as the Casual leave & RH leave sanctioning authority and maintaining the accounts and credit of Casual leave & RH. 

 (d) They function as reporting officer in the process of maintenance of “ Annual performance Appraisal Report ” ( Earlier CR, now APAR) for Postmen & MTS a vital and important document for DPC to decide a Promotion. 

  Apart from the executive tasks entrusted, they are doing the following routine duties, all are prescribed in manuals, instructions & circulars issued by the DoP from time to time. 

4.2 A. General 

 1. Opening of office 
2. Supervising Cleaning and mopping of office 
3. Ensure punctual attendance of staff 
4. Maintenance of Attendance Register 
5. Allocation of duties to staff for the day 
6. Attending Table Sorting of Mails received for delivery 
7. Identification of Unpaid and Insufficiently Paid articles 
8. Maintenance of Unpaid Register 
9. Authorisation of Money orders and electronic MOs for delivery 
10. Authorisation for Treasurer for payment to Postman 
11. Check Registered / Speed Post articles received 
12. Ensure Postman to Proceed on for delivery in time 
13. Check Letters and Circulars received 
14. Circulate circulars for Staff 
15. Attend Phone Calls 
16. Check emails 
17. Check Customer care complaints 
18. Check ePost messages received for delivery 
19. Check Articles booked at counter in random 
20. Prepare cheques for Wdls above 20000/-. 
21. Attend supervisory work for SB transactions 
22. Check Sanchay Post Pending forms for sanction. 
23. Check cash excess or shortage with treasurer 
24. Order Drawal of Cheques from bank / Cash 
25. Order Remittance of Cash to Bank / Cash Office. 
26. Attend Public enquires and complaints at office 
27. Check filing of work papers of the previsous day 
28. Ensure Punctual Clearance of Letter boxes 
29. Supervise sorting of outward ordinary mails 
30. Check Postman Return within dispatch schedule 
31. Check Articles returned by postman 
32. Check Redirection / Refused / left articles for dispatch 
33. Check Payment vouchers of eMos and Mos 
34. Ensure Articles returned are dispatched on the same day 
35. Check of Standard Remarks by Postman 
36. Check all articles booked are dispatched on the same day. 
37. Check articles in deposit with the Abstract 
38. Collect Articles in deposit for safe custody 
39. Ensure undelivered insured articles with treasurer 
40. Check VP articles in deposit with VP Register 
41. Check Consolidation of VP / MO 
42. Check Registered / Speed / Parcel Abstract and sign 
43. Check POS account verification for all staff 
44. Authorize eMos booked 
45. Check submit accounts for Postman / window 
46. Check and sign Schedules printed in POS / Postman 
47. Check TCB with the physical balance of cash and stamps 
48. Check for incorporation of accounts in Daily account 
49. Invoicing Documents and requests in daily account 
50. Generating and Printing of Daily Account 
51. Cross check Documents with Daily account 
52. Preparation of Account Bag for dispatch 
53. Closing of Office. 

B. Additional Duties of a Postmaster of Post offices with Branch Postoffices 

54. Ensure Articles for BOs are sorted 
55. Ensure accountable items are invoiced in BO slip 
56. Ensure Instructions and circulars are sent to BO 
57. Ensure cash request and cash remittance to BO 
58. Ensure supply of forms and stationery to BO 
59. Ensure closing of BO bag in time for conveyance 

60. Opening of BO bags 

61. Check remittances sent is acknowledged 
62. Check remittances received at office with TCB 
63. Check BO daily account items with vouchers 
64. Check for same day delivery of mails at BO 
65. Check for articles in deposit with reasons 
66. Check Mos in Deposit with reason 
67. Check for request for cash and stamps. 
68. Check accounts and closing balances of Bos 
69. Check for accounting of unpaid articles at Bos 
70. Ordering, scrutinizing of BO daily account. 
71. Check and sign the BO summary posted. 
72. Transfer of Items and Vouchers to respective branches 
73. Check for incorporation of BO accounts in SO 
74. Check for any irregularities, Omission in BO 
75. Reporting of irregularities to the concerned authority. 
C. Daily Duties relating to Softwares at Office 
76. Switch on Server and ensure Client Systems are on 
77. Authorise Day Begin, Shift begin packages in sequence 
78. Activate or Inactivate users accordingly 
79. Change Names of Postman if any for the day 
80. Allocate work for the day in each software 
81. Check Consolidated reports in POS at regular intervals 
82. Order Cash tranfer to Treasurer from Pos / SB counter 
83. Submit Postman Cash to Treasurer 
84. Tranfer VP Particulars for POS for booking 
85. Authorise SB transactions at Sanchay Post 
86. Submission of accounts for Postman 
87. Verification of transactions for POS 
88. Verification of SB transactions at SB Cash 
89. Day end / Shift end of Softwares in Sequence 

D. Periodical Duties of Postmaster in maintenance of systems and 
equipments at office 

90. Check UPS and Batteries at office 
91. Check Genset periodically for cleaning and servicing 
92. Purchase of Diesel /Kerosene for Gensets 
93. Check printers for refilling and gatridge changes 
94. Ensure cleaning of all systems by AMC thro Divisional office 
95. Ensure Disk cleaning and defragmentation 
96. Check Back-up 
97. Ensure updation of software 

E. Daily Duties relating to Systems and softwares 

 98. Ensure that all communication packages work. 
99 . Updation of MIS 
100. check emails and sites for updation 
101. Reply to Complaints at CCC website 
102. Transfer of sanchay post data 
103. Transfer of DB analyser data. 
104. Watch for Updation of antivirus and OS 
105. Ensure upgradation of Drives and space in system 


 F. StandardDuties of Postmaster relating to office Accounts / Assets and fittings& Stock maintenance .

106. Maintain Stock book for all furnitures fittings 
107. Maintain stock books for all display boards 
108. Maintain stock / history sheets for all systems and devices 
109. Maintain stock book for all sotware CDS 
110. Maintain stock book for all stationery items 
111. Maintain stock books for all SB & certificate related items 
112. Maintain stock book for all Postal Stationeries 
113. Maintain stock book for all unservicable items of the office 
114. Maintain stock book for all condemned items 

G. Duties relating to Preparation of Accounts and statements 

 115. Preparation of monthly report and submission to HO 
116. Preparation of Business Annexure II statement for DO/RO/HO 
117. Preparation of SO account month wise 
118. Preparation and submission of money order Returns on fortnightly basis 
119. Submission of Paid substitute bills for Postmen& MTS 
120. Preparation of Leave orders and APAR for Postmen& MTS 
121. Daily submission of Business development report 
122. Checking of SO Slip and documents received there on 
123. Payments relating to salary and mazdoor for staff 
124. Payments relating to GPF and other advances 
125. Preparation of Bills paid list for HOs 
126. Settlement of OM from HOs and SBCO 
127. Updation of erros in Sanchay Post softwares 
128. Preparing and forwarding of half yearly balances for Recurring Deposit accounts & Checking of half yearly balance report pertaining to MIS accounts

H.  Duties relating to Inspection Reports and Verification Reports 

129. Compliance report for Inspection Reports and Visiting Reports 
130. Explanations and reporting for IR s and VR s 
131. Facilitating for inspection of records as and when needed 
132. Maintenance of Order book 
133. Verification of memos received from Sub Divisions 
134. Submission of Yearly Village Returns and Half Yearly enumeration returns 

I. Duties relating to his own office 

135. Preservation of records according to periods 
136. Maintenance of MDW, DMSL , Duty chart , Book of information 
137. Maintenance of Complaints and suggestion Book 
138. Maintenance of CMAB 
139. Drawal of cheques for Payments for accounts closed 
140. Drawal of cash from bank 
141. Maintenance of remittance register for cheques / cash to banks 
142. Ensuring clearance of cheques presented to bank 
143. Updation of date of clearance of cheques for ebills 
144. Maintaining Office Order book 
145. Daily check on closing stamp advance for office and staff 
146. Ensuring cleaning of all seals and stamps of office 
147. Check and signing Book of Postmarks on daily basis 
148. Ensuring staff for relief on leave / Deputation / Training 
149. Attending customer enquiries at office and clarification of doubts 
150. Indenting for Forms and stationery 
151. Indenting for stamps 
152. Indenting for cash certificates 
153. Indenting for Pass book and other registers 

J. Duties as a Care taker of the Office Building and premises 

The Postmaster shall see: 
154. Outside campus cleaned and garbage removed 
155. Watering of plants/trees/lawn 
156. Cutting of hedges and trimming of trees whenever required 
157. All the campus lights and back lit boards in working order 
158. Cleaning and mopping of office floors with disinfectant 
159. Cleaning and mopping of counter area twice a day or more as per the 
customer traffic and empting of waste paper baskets in public hall/office hall 
160. Dusting of furniture/counters 
161. Cleaning of window glass panes / counter glasses with water/spray 
162. Cleaning of toilets with phenyl/ disinfectant and availability of water 
163. Cleaning of wash basin and availability of naphthalene balls 
164. Punctuality of staff 
165. Availability of soap/liquid soap in toilet 
166. Mopping of drinking water area every half an hour 
167. Availability of sufficient cash at the counters 
168. Fans / Tube lights/roof/walls to be cleaned at frequent interval as required at least once in a month 
169. Ensure availability of forms used by the customers at the identified place in public hall. 
170. Proper display of Notices and Instructions for the public at the allotted space 
171. Genset is in working order and its cleanliness and readiness 
172. Availability of sufficient diesel 
173. UPS in working order – water level of batteries checked 
174. Availability of sufficient office stationary 

K . Duties relating to BD and Marketing 

175. Ensure sale of Retail Post items for Business 
176. Market all retail post items 
177. Ensure placement of Advertisement Boards in and out of office 
178. Ensure sufficient stock of Retail Post items by Proper indenting . 
179. Attend meetings and melas 
180. Provide Daily / Weekly / Monthly / quarterly / half yearly / Annual reports as 
required 

 L.Duties relating to E- based services

181. Market and book IMOs and Videsh MOs at office 
182. Facilitate customer with refreshment for IMT transactions 
183. Explain features of e products and service 
M . Duties relating to PLI and RPLI 
184. Procure PLI and RPLI business for the target allotted to the office 
185. Conduct melas and Drives for motivating & procuring RPLI 
186. Process policy proposals for submission to Sub Divisional Head 
187. Account Proposals and Insured value procured at office and BOs 
188. Issue Certificate of Credit for Premiums paid at the office 
189. Process and send loan / closure / maturity of policies 
190. Payment of Maturity / loan for policies at office marked by HO 
191. Motivate Postman and GDS officials for procurement of RPLI policies 

N . Duties relating to repairs to Software / Systems and equipments 

192. Log call with the AMC company for repair to systems and equipments 
193. Inform DO / SA on software problems 
194. Inform RO on problems referred to . 
195. Record all problems relating to software / hardware and equipments 
196. Ask for replacement of systems and equipments for repaired one 
197. Call log with BSNL authorities for internet connectivity problems 


O. Duties relating to office expenditure 

198. Monitoring the Use of telephones only for official purpose 
199. Ensure the bill does not exceed the authorized limit for the Office 
200. Ensure forms are not misused and wasted at office 
201. Ensure electric appliances are switched off when not in use 
202. Ensure that office stationery is not put to waste 
203. Economical usage of water & Electricity and fetching of optimum results. 

 All the above duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. In the changed environment of total technology induction on regular basis new tasks and responsibilities are inclusive for this cadre. It is imperative to divulge that this Postmaster Cadre, the face of the Department as rightly said by the Secretary, Department of Posts “Postmasters are the front runners of the department; Postmasters are the best person to know the expectations of the customers and in a position to fulfil them” 


 In a nutshell, the duties of Marketing, HR management, Grievance handling, Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing, Coordinating, Reporting, stock management, hardware & software basics and updates, current products with trend and tactics etc are additional to their unintermittent regular supervisory roles in the following software modules (i)Postman (ii) Subaccount (iii) Speednet (iv) Despatch (v) Point of Sale (vi) Sanchay post(vii)SB Cash (viii)Treasury (ix) e-Payment (x) e-MO apart from communicative web applications like customer Care& grievance handling , eMO Client, ePayment Client, Accounts MIS, Project Arrow , Speed net communication, Regnet , iMO and other business partners web applications like Western union Money Transfer, MoneyGram , Travel Ticket Booking modules of various tie up companies. Postmaster is expected to be fluent in all the modules introduced by the postal department. Postmasters in all Taluk head quarters are designated as CAPIO (Central Assistant Public Information Officer) for all Central Government Departments and doing an important role under RTI. 

 5. Vertical and Horizontal Relativities and Disparities : 

 5.1 Postmaster Cadre is created as an aftermath effect of technological drive and implementation of various business tie-ups’. This Cadre is given birth after Sixth CPC . 

 The comparison of duties and responsibilities were not properly taken in to account while fixing the Grade pay of Rs 2800/- for Postmaster Grade- I where as this cadre was deserved for Grade pay of Rs 4200/-or even more. It was lower ranked during its birth and under feed causing desperation and frustration among the entrants of this Cadre. 

5.2 The entry level qualifying service of Five Years is common for both the LDCEs of Inspector, Posts Examination & Postmaster Grade I examination. Both are Merit based and not qualifying in nature. But due to its origin under initial constitution clause by carving out from General line, the scale of pay for this cadre is under estimated. As of now, more than seventy percent of Postmaster Grade I are in place meritoriously come out through LDCE. The inequality shown in the scale is unscientific, irrational and illogical. It deserves the starting Grade pay of Rs 4200/-or more comparative with that of Inspector Posts. 

5.3 The duties designed and assigned to Postmaster cadre is totally supervisory in nature and they need to be fluent in all the software modules both as Operator (for guiding subordinates) and as Supervisor. Being a supervisor , the Postmaster Grade-I should explicitly be put in the scale of Pay Band II , not below the Grade pay of Rs 4200/- by virtue of its own position even without the need of comparison to any cadre . 

5.4 Postmaster Cadre is under its first scrutiny of CPC as this is a product hatched after Sixth CPC. The responsibilities are thronged and expectations are more from this cadre. There is a high
percentage of requests for reversion to feeder cadre from this Postmaster Cadre but the rules are specific for this cadre to prohibit reversion. Reversion intention is mainly due to lesser pay scale disproportionate to tasks, disparity and inequality with the comparable cadres like Inspector Posts in the own department, Section officers, Assistants even having lesser tasks in other Departments /Ministries 

 5.5 Postmaster Cadre is expressly forbidden to appear in any promotional examination like PS Group B, Senior Postmaster and even for Inspector, Posts to enhance their Grade pay & to fulfil career aspirations. This strange provision is distancing and neglecting the Postmaster cadre to get their right of “EQUALITY” as enshrined in our mighty constitution. It is very peculiar that 75 percentage of Senior Postmaster posts are set to LDCE in which the Postmaster Cadre officials are not permitted to sit. The entire examination Quota is only for Inspector line despite they never belong to Postmaster Grade Hierarchy by which name the Postmaster cadre officials are prohibited for appearing in PS Group B LDCE and even for Inspector, Posts LDCE . 

 5.6 The normal promotional scopes in the hierarchy for the Postmaster cadre and Inspector line are tabled below for comparison. 

Out of Total 116 Posts, 87 posts ( 75%) for LDCE only for Inspector line. Postmaster Grade officials are “NOT PERMITTED” to appear to their own hierarchical promotional post . 

The above table explicitly portrays that the Inspector Line officials are getting their promotional posts comfortably where as the Postmaster Grade posts are so created with less than one third of the opportunity as available for the IP line officials. 

It is noticeable that the Inspector Posts are eligible for all Promotional departmental examinations but the Postmaster Cadre is denied for all, even in their own Hierarchy. On knowing the pitiable position , a great majority of Postmaster grade officials are even ready and willing to go back to their feeder cadres , the Postal Directorate exclusively framed a provision of not allowing the Postmaster Cadre officials for reversion and no such discrimination is in existence for any other cadre under Government of India. Many erstwhile LSG & HSG II officials who were eligible for appearing in PS Group B after innocently opted for Postmaster Grade under initial constitution were denied. In the years 2011 and 2012, the zealed and enthustic Postmaster cadre optees of General line are kept out from PS Group B 


LDCE which Exam have been conducted after several years. This is not only a great loss to the optees of Postmaster Cadre in their career elevation but to the department by blocking young blood in this lateral entry. Some aggrieved Postmaster cadre officials have won their cases in CAT Chennai in OA No.676/2011 recently. While in a reply to the staff side by the Directorate regarding allowing exclusively the IP line officials for 75 % of Senior Postmaster posts is for the sake of LATERAL ENTRY of YOUNG BLOOD, why not it is not in the case of Postmaster Cadre. The same analogy of lateral entry opportunity through LDCE will be extended to Postmaster cadre officials in the ‘Senior Postmaster examination’ and also in the ‘ Postal services Group B examination’ not only to induct the talented but also to fulfil the career aspirations of the disappointed , deserted category of Postmaster Grade officials. It is the duty of the Government to fulfil the career aspirations of every cadre, but contrary, the newly born Postmaster Cadre is either ignored or forgotten child for feeding and now crying before the 7th CPC hoping to get justice. 



6. Prayer before 7th CPC for Postmaster Cadre 

 As described in the pre-paras , the importance and motive for the creation of the Postmaster cadre is more useful and serving the purpose of reaching out the goals and fulfilling the needs of survival and betterment stationed at all important terminals and junctions spread out our nation. The DoP could launch and go ahead as planned in 10th ,11th and finally in 12th Five year plan at large , by advancing the work force and important field levels and the role of Postmaster Cadre cannot be under estimated who leads at fields for such transformation. 

 The Postmaster cadre officials are the only personnel who can not sit in the back office and designed only to lead the post office wherever they are posted 

 The Main prayers are as follows: 

A. The Grade pay of the Postmaster Grade-I shall be enhanced Rs 4600/- from the existing Rs 2800/- and correspondingly as Rs 4800/- & Rs 5400/- to Postmaster Grade-II and Postmaster Grade-III 

B. All the Postmaster Cadre officials shall be allowed to take part in all LDCEs for promotion to Postal Services Group B and Senior Postmaster cadres and allowed to 
take part in the administrative cadres. 

C. 25% of posts of ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POSTS are to be allotted to LDCE in which Postmaster cadre is made eligible to appear in the above LDCE 

 D. All the Head Post offices situated at District Head Quarters shall be put under Senior Postmasters. 

E. Fifty percent of Senior Postmasters are to be allotted for hierarchical promotion to Postmaster cadre by seniority & Remaining Fifty percent shall be thrown to LDCE 

F. The Present proportion of Postmaster Grade I,II,III is 4:1:1 is comparatively very less than the Inspector Posts cadre and this proportion shall be optimized as 2:1:1 by enhancing the number of Postmaster Grade II & III posts 


 G. The Postmaster Grade officials are the only tested category in DoP in Marketing, Technology & Business Development Matters apart from all Departmental volumes as all the subjects above mentioned form part in the Postmaster Grade Examinations
only and hence they shall be accommodated in Divisional office, Regional office, Circle office and at Apex levels at least to certain extent . 

 H. The Postmaster Grade II & III are to be provided with Gazetted Status not only in the interest of officials but for the easy accessibility of a Gazetted Central Government officer to common Public. 

 I. The Financial Powers of the In-charge of the Post offices may be enhanced to cater the present need in the changed technologically advanced scenario of Post offices & maintain customer relationship. 

  It is humbly prayed that the rights of the right people may be ensured and hope the justice be delivered. 

AIPEU Group C - For Postmaster Cadre..........