Cadre Restructuring .....
Impact on Senior Officials.
1. Nearly 2000 senior officials would get LSG Promotion in the nearing Months...
2. HSG - I and HSG - II Posts to be filled immediately with the available staff..
3. HSG NFG will be granted to officials who have completed 2 Years in HSG I as on date...
4. After filling up HSG -I , HSG -II and LSG Posts.. Department will proceed DOPT for granting One time relaxation to fill up all vacant HSG-I , HSG-II posts , LSG Posts ..
5. There would be lesser problem for HSG I and HSG II officials when compared to LSG..
Classification of Senior Officials..
1. Likely to retire within 10 years and not before 7 years
2.Likely to retire within 7 years and not before 4 years
3. Likely to retire within 4 years..
a. 7 to 10 years
Officials who have completed 20 years of service and already in 4200/- grade pay and if promoted to LSG may have to Accept the promotion since their next Promotion to HSG II would fall within the next 6 to 8 years .
They may retire as Postmaster HSG II . Since the number of HSG II Posts have been enhanced they can get posted in the same Division ..
b. 4 to 7 years
Officials who have completed 20 years of service and already in 4200/- grade pay and if promoted to LSG may have atleast one chance to become HSG II before retirement . Hence accepting of promotion is recommended.
c. 1 to 4 Years
Officials who have completed 20 years as well as 30 years and already in grade Pay 4200/- or 4600/- may also opt for promotion , for they would get a chance to officiate in higher Post during their Retirement ..
Classification by AGE.
1. 40 to 50
2. 30 to 40
Officials in the first classification may be about to complete 20 years and some would have completed 20 years of service and yet there is solid 10 to 15 years remaining for retirement.
They should certainly opt for LSG Promotion without hesitation and may have a good chance of retiring at the highest hierarchy in the cadre..
There may be some dislocation to few officials which they have to manage for year or two.
Definitely the number of Posts and the number of eligible officials would differ to division to division..
1. Number of post higher but officials will be short.
2. Number of officials higher than the Post allotted to the Division.
Since there is acute shortage of staff and countable number of officials have rather retired or gone out under VRS and also in unforeseen demise, the number of officials for the Post would be lesser in the HSG I and HSG II category ..
However the LSG Post would be filled up 100% since the eligible conditions has been brought down to 5 years in PA cadre...
There are also rumors that some are trying to keep the CR under abeyance for a particular period. so that the officials would retire at the present post and station .
There may be some dislocation to officials at High HRA stations and have to sacrifice for a particular time to regain it.
Instead the HRA criteria would be taken up for Modification and as to have an equitable allowance at Metros , Cities and Rural Area so that official would not loose allowances.
Keeping the HRA equal at all stations and providing a distinction like CCA for Metro and High cities would solve the problems considerably..
Otherwise officials would opt for declination....
It is also hoped that necessary orders for Promotion to HSG -I , HSG -II would be initiated at CO simultaneously calling for CRs of officials for Promotion to LSG..
Placement of Postmaster Cadre in the event of CR
Offices below the rank of Grade I ie LSG / Triple handed POs has been placed at 4200/- while the Postmaster Grade I is placed at 2800/-.
One Post of LSG is also created in Grade I offices and now the Grade I Postmaster is to supervise another official of the Same Grade Pay. It may also result in contradictions between officials due to authority .
Hence the Cadre Review of Postmaster Cadre is expected within short span of time as the Implementation process of CR is being carried out for Postal Assistants.
The Postmaster Grade I should be definitely placed higher than the LSG and Triple handed post offices by virtue of status and higher fixation of pay is also essentially required.
This can also be ensured by the following..
1. Amalgamating Grade I and Grade II Posts and allotting 2/3rd to Postmaster Grade I.
ie . 252 grade I and 50 grade Posts to be merged to 302 and 2/3rd ie 200 Posts to remain as Grade -I
2. The remaining 100 Posts may be marked for Grade II so that the number of Posts in Grade II is increased considerably.
3. The 51 Grade III Post may remain the same
Now the Ration of Postmaster Grade I : II:III
would be 4 : 2 : 1
The Unions should also look forward the Postmaster cadre being taking up in light of the CR for Postal Assistants..