Treasurer :- GAURAV NAGI Inspector Post (MOD) Punjab Circle Chandigarh (M) 09876581559
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
MINUTES OF CWC HELD AT TRIVANDRUM ON 25-26 JULY 2015.
As notified, Central Working Committee Meeting of the Association was held at
T. M. Krishnaswamy Nagar HOTEL The Capital), Near Trivandrum GPO, Trivandrum on 25th and
26th July 2015 under the president ship of Shri Amrendra Kumar,
President. CWC was attended by 17 Circle branches except J&K, Chhattisgarh,
Jharkhand, North-East and Uttarakhand. Shri Roop Chand former General Secretary
and President Delhi Circle attended the CWC as a special invitee. President
declared the house has constituted. CWC Meeting commenced at 10.00 hours sharp
on 25/7/2015 with a silent prayer followed by paying homage to our senior
leader T. M. Krishnaswamy who was Vice President of CHQ. Shri R. Venunathan
Pillai Circle President Kerala Circle welcomed to invitee and CWC members. General
Secretary has emotionally explained his personal relations and participation of
late Shri T. M. Krishnaswamy in Associations activities. He also enlightened
that Association has lost hard and sincere worker. GS expressed his
disappointment on the non participation by five circles in this CWC. The
meeting was held in cordial atmosphere and healthy deliberations took place on
the agenda of the meeting. Discussion on the following one by one issue took
of the minutes of the last CWC held at Ahmedabad on 7/2/2014.
minutes of the last CWC was approved unanimously by the house.
restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre and merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B
explained the entire developments of submission of cadre restructuring proposal
to Directorate. He has informed to the house that CHQ has submitted proposal to
Directorate on 20/11/2013 with a request to upgrade 1197 ASPs posts to PS Gr.B
cadre and also upgrade the GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-.
He further told that the queries raised on the proposal by Directorate on two
points were properly and quickly replied by him and thereafter Directorate has
invited him for discussion on the issue at Directorate on 28/11/2014. He along
with other colleagues attended the meeting headed by DDG (Estt). The issue of
cadre restructuring was deliberated in detail and it was clarified by
Directorate that the proposal submitted by Association needs to be revisited.
The Association, thereafter, proposed to submit revised proposal and
accordingly revised proposal was submitted to Directorate on 9/1/2015 by
suggesting to upgrade 339 ASPs posts to PS Gr. B in the existing Class-I
division/HO, and also upgrade 50% ASPs posts to PS Gr.B in ROs/COs and residual
1651 ASPs will work at their respective posts and retain their pay, GP and
Gazetted status till their elevation to PS Gr. B cadre or retirement whichever
is earlier. These ASPs will be treated as dying cadre posts. GS further told
that Directorate has again raised few queries on the revised proposal and
informed him over phone on 8/5/2015 with a direction to submit the Associations
say within 3 days to Directorate. He has told to house that the queries raised
by Directorate were replied on 11/5/2015 and his reply to queries was
appreciated from all the corners of the country. The cadre structuring file was
finally prepared by Establishment division of the Directorate and moved to
InternalFINANCIAL Wing for approval, where 15 queries were raised, few
of them were already published on CHQ blog for the information of the members.
To clarify the financial implications queries, GS, CHQ President Shri Amrendra
Kumar, Vice President Shri Nirmalya Mitra, OGS-II Shri Manjunatha Hubballi, CS
West Bengal Shri Arup Seal, AGS-I Shri P. Ajith Kumar and Shri Roop Chand
former GS visited to Directorate from 8/6/2015 to 11/6/2015 and prepared the
note on queries raised by IFW and handed over to the Establishment division. To
curtail the financial implications of Rs. 9672000/- and other obstacles
thereafter if any in the issue, it was decided collectively by GS and his team
to surrender 27 vacant posts of IP (PG) as matching savings cost and same was
communicated in writing. During the visit they met Hon’ble Secretary (Posts),
Member (P) and other higher officers and discussed the long pending vital issue
at length. During the course of meeting with Secretary (Posts) on 11/6/2015,
she categorically told that department will not surrender any post of Inspector
Posts cadre, but will strongly recommend the proposal submitted by Association
to Nodal Ministry. All the officers of Directorate assured that there is need
of cadre structuring in Inspector posts cadre and department will soon submit
the proposal in positive way to Nodal Ministry. GS further told that,
department has decided to up-grade 351 posts of ASPs to PS Gr. B cadre and also
take up the issue to up-grade the GP of Inspector posts cadre from Rs. 4200/-
to Rs. 4600/-. File is pending for approval of Secretary (Posts).
with Hon’ble Chairman 7CPC and submission of Memorandum.
informed that our Association is first one in the country who has submitted
Memorandum to 7CPC on 1st July 2014 and they officially issued
acknowledgement also. The copies of Memorandum submitted by GS and the
acknowledgement received from 7CPC were already published on blog. GS informed
that in last AIC committee was constituted by the august house to prepare a
strong Memorandum to be submitted to 7CPC. Committee members met at Mumbai on
7/6/2014 to finalize the Memorandum prepared by GS. GS has thanked Shri
P. K. Bisoi, the then CPMG Maharashtra Circle who has provided the conference
hall for meeting to the members and spared his valuable time and guidance at
the time of finalization of Memorandum. GS further told that Shri Roop Chand
former GS, Shri Ajith Kumar AGS-1, Shri Manjunath Hubballi OGS-II and CS
Karnataka, Shri Joseph Rodriguez Treasurer Karnataka Circle helped him in
finalization of Memorandum.
also told to house that with the permission of CHQ few members from Bangalore
and Himachal Pradesh circles met Members of 7CPC at Bangalore and Shimla where
they explained our Associations demands and grievances in short. GS further
told that as per his request, 7CPC has officially permitted our Association to
place our views before them on 7/11/2014 at Mumbai. He was assisted by
Manjunatha Hubballi OGS-II and CS Karnataka, Shri Roop Chand former GS and
President Delhi Circle, Shri N. G. Yadagiri CHQ Treasurer and two other local
members to meet Chairman 7CPC and its members. During the course of discussion,
Chairman told that they have already received our Association’s Memorandum and
will look into the demands placed therein. Shri Manjunatha Hubballi has
presented presentation (PPT) before 7CPC in detail. 7CPC directed members to
abolish the intermediate ASP cadre to maintain parity with other organisation
and come up again with result thereof. GS told that matter is already in
pipeline at Directorate. Shri Roop Chand former GS also shared the issues
discussed in the meeting with members.
and financial review of the CHQ / Circles.
took review of organization functioning of each circle. GS informed that CHQ
took efforts and revived the defunct branch of J&K circle. But despite such
efforts J&K and Jharkhand has not taken pains to attend CWC. GS informed
that the financial position of CHQ is not so sound. He further informed that
circle branches are not remitting 40% due quota to CHQ as required vide Article
39 of our Association’s constitution. He appealed to all Circle
Secretaries to submit their due quota to CHQ in time so that the CHQ could
function effectively and GS can visit Directorate frequently to pursue the
pending issues. Each Circle Secretary shared his achievements and problems of
his circle. GS has taken the note of problems raised by them and assured that
CHQ will pursue it.
CAT case – Up-gradation of GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/-
w. e.f. 1/1/2006.
told that total 14 hearings so far held in the case. The up-dation of hearings
was time to time published on blog. Final hearing fixed on 21/7/2015 could not
held, as both the members of Hon’ble CAT were on leave up to 27th July
2015. Shri Ajith Kurian former CS Kerala Circle shared his experience in
handling of this CAT case and informed to house that he and his team is taking
care of the case and likely to be settled in our favour. GS requested to him
that CHQ will provide all types of assistance if needed in future.
Postmaster Examination CAT case.
informed that Postmaster cadre has came into existence in 2010 and since then
Sr. PM Examination could not held due to CAT cases filed at various Benches by
individuals or by circle Associations. In all 7 cases were registered at
various benches. Out of these, five have already been finalised and two cases
at Odisha bench under OA No. 872/11 and 873/2011 by Priyanath Pattanayak and
Devi Prasad Nayak respectively are still said to be pending. There present
status is not known. GS further told that CAT cases filed at Hyderabad bench
were decided in favour of applicants whereas CAT case filed at Chandigarh bench
by Punjab and Haryana circle under OA No. 1328/11 was dismissed. GS further
informed that DE Division of Directorate has forwarded the copies of judgments
of these cases to SPG Division of Directorate to take further action in the
matter to allow ASPs to write the examination. The SPG division of Directorate
is working on it.
for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B.
told that this year Directorate is holding all the DPCs timely. All circles
have already submitted requisite documents in person to Directorate. Vacancies
for DPC for the year 2015-16 are yet to be calculated. The result of review DPC
is awaited. GS further told that he has already requested Directorate to
convene first DPC for JTS Gr. A for the year 2015-16 and thereafter the
resultant vacancies created should be taken in consideration for holding of PS
Gr. B DPC, so that more number of vacancies would be available for ensuing PS
Gr. B DPC for the vacancy year 2015-16. GS appealed to all members that
whenever any query is raised/communicated by Directorate to circles for supply
of any information it needs to be attended on priority basis.
transfer of Inspector Posts under Rule-38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV.
told that whatever request applications received at his end was taken care of.
Most of the candidate’s requests were considered by the administration and
issued guidelines to all circles on 21/7/2014. GS, President and OGS-II met
Member (P) on 10/6/2015 and submitted list of candidates whose request
applications are still pending at Circles. The issue was discussed at length
and requested to reiterate the instructions dated 21/7/2014 once again to all
seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre.
informed that work of preparation of combined seniority list of Inspector Posts
cadre was transferred from SPG division of Directorate to SPB Division. GS
further informed that since taking over the charge of GS, and continues
correspondence on the issue only 3 years (1998 to 2000) seniority lists were
circulated by Directorate. Now, SPB Division of Directorate has decided to
prepare and circulate pending 10 years seniority lists at a time for which they
are going to collect some information from circles. GS appealed to all members
to attend the references received from Directorate immediately.
Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre / Asst. Manager MMS.
informed that Revised Recruitment Rules of PS Gr. B cadre was finalized by DOP
by suggesting some modifications in eligibility criteria etc. GS also informed
that the request of our Association for reduction of quota of General Line
category from 6% to 3% was also considered by DOP in the Revised RRs. As
regards to Assistant Manager in MMS cadre, he has told that there are only 41
posts in the country and out of which 20 are vacant since last several years.
No examination of AMM cadre was held since decade. Therefore in the revised RRs
of Asstt. Manager MMS, some changes are expected in eligibility of age criteria
and technical education etc.
for promotion to the cadre of Sr.PM and PS Gr. B
told that methodology for holding of centralized departmental examinations for
the year 2015 is under consideration at Directorate. Fresh calendar for
departmental examination for the year 2015 is also likely to be issued soon. He
further told that to conduct PS Gr. B examinations in near future, Directorate
has constituted a committee headed by CPMG Karnataka to decide as to whether
examination should be conducted off-line or online. The report from committee
is awaited. As regards to Sr. PM Examination, the copies of judgement of
Hon’ble CAT Hyderabad and Chandigarh benches have already been forwarded by DE
Division of Directorate to SPG Division of Directorate for taking decision
thereon. GS explained in detail about the share of IP and General Line quota in
both the examinations. Through both the examinations General Line category will
get share of 52 posts (29 Sr. PM and 23 PS Gr.B). It was decided by the house
to go for online examination.
Treasurer has taken the financial review of CHQ and told to house that
financial position of CHQ is not healthy and therefore GS and his team is
unable to visit frequently to Directorate. GS has appealed all CS to pay their
quota timely and that too as per the provisions made in the Association’s
other item with the permission of the Chair.
Circle Secretaries were given an opportunity to share their circle’s problems
if any and all have taken sincerely part and CHQ has taken note thereof with a
assurance that it will be taken up with appropriate authorities at right time.
All the Circle Secretaries, CHQ Office Bearers and visitors expressed the view
that the arrangements made by Kerala Circle were excellent and unique.
S. Nadakumar Circle Secretary, Kerala Circle, Shri Ajith Kurian former Circle
Secretary and their team members have made lavish arrangements for conducting
CWC in a grand success. No such staying arrangements, entertainment musical
programme and site sine programme in double decker bus were found arranged by
any circle since last two decades. CHQ conveys it’s sincere thanks to them as
well as to all the CWC Office Bearers. GS especially appreciated the
co-operation and support extended by Shri Manjunath Hubballi OGS-II and CS
Karnataka circle as well as by Shri P. Ajith Kumar AGS-I and ASP (RB) Postal
Directorate from time to time.