Booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification.

No. 31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training Establishment A-IV Desk North Block, New Delhi-110 001 Dated: September 23, 2015.

                                       OFFICE MEMORANDUM.

1. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 31011/4/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 19th June, 2014 which lays down that the Government employees are required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. 'M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', 'M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and 'IRCTC' (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Est(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey(s). Vide DoPT's O.M. 31011/5/2014-Estt.(AIV) dated 24.09.2014, the web-portal of these authorized travel agents will also be treated as an acceptable mode for purchase of air tickets on LTC subject to the conditions stated vide Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. 19024/1/2012-E-IV dated 5thSeptember, 2014. 

2. It has been observed that various Ministries/Departments continue to send references to DoPT seeking relaxation regarding the booking of air tickets for the purpose of LTC from the travel agents not authorized by the aforesaid O.M.. In most of the cases, the common reason stated by the LTC beneficiaries is that they were not aware of the guidelines and inadvertently booked the tickets from other travel agents. 3. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to ensure a wide circulation of the guidelines as stated in para 1 of this O.M.. This point may also be emphasized by the Administration whenever any advance is sought or intention to avail LTC is conveyed by the Government servant.

    (M.P. Rama Rao) Under Secretary to the Government of India

‘Expected DA January 2016’ completes its second step – AICPIN for August 2015

‘Expected DA January 2016’ completes its second step – AICPIN for August 2015

All India Consumer Price Index for the month of August 2015 release by the Labour Bureau today…

No.5/1/2015 – CPI
DATED : 30th September, 2015
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – August, 2015

The All-India CPI-IW for August, 2015 increased by 1 point and pegged at 264 (two hundred and sixty four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.38 per cent between July, 2015 and August, 2015 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.40 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.57 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Beef, Milk, Onion, Garlic, Brinjal, Parval, Peas, Coconut, Tea (Readymade), Electricity Charges, Barber Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), French Beans, Potato, Tomato, Cooking Gas, Petrol, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 4.35 per cent for August, 2015 as compared to 4.37 per cent for the previous month and 6.75 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 3.55 per cent against 3.21 per cent of the previous month and 7.63 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Jharia reported the highest increase of 9 points followed by Ludhiana (7 points), Kodarma and Labac Silchar (6 points each). Among others, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 11 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 17 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, Goa centre recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points followed by Mundakayam and Ernakulam 3 points each. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in Quilon centre and 1 point in 4 centres. Rest of the 10 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of September, 2015 will be released on Friday, 30th October, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website


Authoirty: Labour Bureau

DPC : PS Gr. B for 2015-16

Documentation work is going on in full swing at Directorate. Vacancies are so far not calculated.

Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules ; Central Government employees over 50/55 worrie

Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules ; Central Government employees over 50/55 worried

“Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules – Following are the consequences of a law imposed by DoPT.”

The Armed Forces, Railways, Defence, and Deaprtment of Post are among the largest employers under the control of the Central Government. The largest among them, the Railways, employs more than 13 lakh employees. In all, the Central Government employees more than 34 lakh, and has more than 38 lakh pensioners on its list.

The Centre has now ordered the implementation of an old and forgotten law. According to Section 56 (J) and 56 (I) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, the performances of those between the ages of 50 and 55, and those who have completed 30 years of service must be reviewed by senior officers once every three months, vis. Jan to Mar, Apr to Jun, Jul to Sep and Oct to Dec. All the departments have been ordered to review the performances and implement this rule immediately. And also advised to constitute a Review Committee consisting of two Members at appropriate level.

Relevant orders to this effect were issued on September 11. Senior officials and employees of various departments are confused and terrified following the orders.

Some claim that the government has taken this step to stifle the indefinite strike to be held in November. The Central Government employees union and the railway employees’ union claim that, armed with this rule, the government can send home workers under the compulsory retirement scheme.

The order quoted, “If conduct of a government employee becomes unbecoming to the public interest or obstructs the efficiency in public services, the government has an absolute justify to compulsorily retire such an employee in public interest.”

Release of Commemorative Postage Stamp on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 30-9-2015

Minister of Communication and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad will release Commemorative Postage Stamp on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 30/9/2015 at 1.15 hours in a function at Conference Hall, 1st floor, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. 

Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar MoS sje, sHRI Vijay Sampla MoS SJE will also attend the function. 

Bheem Rao Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 at Ambedkar village in Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra state. His father was Ramji. He was the 14th son of his father.

Ambedkar was a brilliant child. His teacher at school, who noticed this, was impressed and added a surname to him. It is also said that his earlier name was Bheemrao Ambedkar and it was his teacher who made it Ambedkar and gave him the full name as Bheemrao Ramji Ambedkar.

After leaving school, Ambedkar studied F.A., at the Elphinstone College, Bombay (Mumbai). With the help of the Rajah of Baroda, Ambedkar went to Colombia University, America and completed his B.A., and M.A., degrees, in 1912 and 1913 respectively. For his M.A. degree he Zwrote a research paper “Commerce in India”. He wrote many more research essays while staying at Colombia. They are:

(1) Religious in India and their origin, (2) Nationalists in India-a historical study. For the latter research paper he was awarded Ph.D., by the Colombia University. With this he became Dr. Ambedkar.

He went to England to study law. Along with law, he studied Economics and political Science. He acquired the degree of Barrister-at-law and also M.Sc. degree simultaneously. Dr. Ambedkar hails from the community of Mahars who are condemned as untouchables. On this account Dr. Ambedkar had to face a number of problems. He was looked down upon and ill-treated. Hence he wanted to agitate against untouchability.

In 1918, he took up a job as a professor in a college and in 1920 he took part in the first meet of the Depressed Classes held at Nagpur. In 1923, he started practice at Bombay High Court. In 1924, he started a paper “Bahishkrita hitakarini”. He took up the cause of the Depressed Classes before the Simon Commission which visited India in 1928. He attended the First Round Table Conference held at London and argued that the Depressed Classes should have voting rights and the right to elect their own leaders.

Dr. Ambedkar had a sharp mind. He said that all men are equal in all matters. Once he entered the Veereswar temple where Mahars were not allowed. A case was field against him by the temple authorities. The court justified the action of Dr. Ambedkar. Dr. Ambedkar could not reconcile to the domination of upper castes. It was Mahatma Gandhi who could convince Dr. Ambedkar against this and bring him back to the mainstream.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was first Law Minister of India after we got Independence in 1947. He was also the chairman of the drafting committee of our Constitution and in fact, he is one of the main architects of our Constitution. As a brilliant law minister and an intelligent person, he could include in the Constitution, the required safeguards for the depressed Classes. On November 1, 1949 the Draft Constitution was approved by the Government and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was since then called, the “Modern Manu of India”.

The caste system in Hinduism forced Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to embrace Buddhism along with 5 lakhs of other Depressed Class people. He attended a conference of Buddhists in Sri Lanka in 1950. He was a lover of books. On a visit to New York, it is said that he purchased as many as 2000 books. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar passed away on December 6, 1956.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s life is an example to others. He had shown how men born in humble surroundings could rise up in life, by sheer hard-work, sincerity and steadfastness. Very rarely we get such persons of special caliber in history.

Sad Demise

Mother of  Shri Anil Salunke, ASP North, Beed Dn, Aurangabad Region, expired  today.

Funeral today  late night at Nandagaon, Taluka Ambejogai,  in Beed District.
 It is  a  shock to family of shri Anil Salunke.

This Association conveys heartfelt condolence on his demise and pray to almighty to give courage to the family members to bear the shock.

7th Pay Commission likely to recommend up to 30% pay hike for Central government employees, say sources

There will be 5 to 6% performance-based increment every year and those who are under-performing could retire by 55 years of age or after 30 years of service, added sources. House Rent Allowance could also be hiked by 10% to 30%.
The sources say that there will be a 5 to 6 per cent performance-based increment every year.
The Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations will be implemented from January 1, 2016. The Department of Personnel and Training will examine the recommendations and consult the Finance Ministry on them.
Its term was extended by four months till December 31 to give its recommendations on revising emoluments for nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.
The Commission, whose recommendations may also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff, was given more time by the Union Cabinet just a day before its original 18-month term was to end.
Headed by Justice AK Mathur, the Commission was appointed by the previous UPA government in February 2014.
The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.
As part of the exercise, the Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services.
Other members of the commission are Vivek Rae, a retired IAS officer of 1978 batch, and Rathin Roy, an economist. Meena Agarwal is Secretary of the Commission.
The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.

Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for vacancy year 2015-16 ...... updates!!!

It is learnt that CHQ letter No. CHQ / AIAIPASP / DPC / PS Gr.B /2015 dated 29/8/2015 reached at SPG Division of Directorate. Directorate has taken note of this letter. While scrutiny of APARs and other required documents, few omissions / irregularities are noticed and same have already been said to  be communicated to concerned circle. Vacancies for DPC are so far not calculated.

Appeal To The Members

If any members having the result copy of the result of IPs (Direct and Departmental) passed from 2001 to 2009 may send the photocopy to the Circle Secretary , O/o Assistant Superintendent, Posts, Vashi Sub Dn., Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400703 or scan it and send to

Govt favours discontinuing interview for appointment to various posts

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the Union Government is in favour of doing away with the practice of holding interviews for appointment to junior level posts. Presiding over a meeting of Principal Secretaries of General Administration Department (GAD)/Personnel from different States and Union Territories here today, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has initiated a serious exercise for identifying the posts for which interview for selection can be discontinued and a communique in this regard has been sent to various State Governments, State Public Service Commissions and Staff Selection Commission. He said that this follows the suggestion put forward by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that the government will soon identify all those posts, particularly at junior level like Group III & IV, where an interview is avoidable and will stop this practice. He said, for a post for which an interview is not necessary to determine the capability of a candidate, the provision of interview sometimes leads to scope for manipulation, manoeuvrability and corruption. Therefore, barring such posts where an interview would help in testing special capabilities for a particular assignment, abolition of the provision of interview will not only be in larger public interest but would also offer a level playing field for even those of the candidates who lack resources and come from lower socio-economic strata, he added.

Referring to some of the revolutionary decisions taken by the DoPT during the last 15 months of the present government, Dr Jitendra Singh made a special mention of the introduction of self-attestation of certificates. This, he said, not only eliminated inconvenience caused to the youth for going around to seek attestation of certificates from gazetted officers, etc., but also sent out a reassuring message that the present government has the capacity to trust the youth of this country. Similarly, he also referred to the Pension Department’s plans to finalise Pension Portal which would help in ending the practice of producing life certificates by a pensioner.

Dr Jitendra Singh also informed that a pilot exercise undertaken for three States of Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu had proved successful wherein, for the first time, an Induction training programme was introduced for the newly inducted State-level functionaries and the same practice is now being extended to other States as well. He also referred to a landmark decision by the DoPT to revise and revisit the pattern and syllabus of IAS and other Civil Services Exam to offer a level playing opportunity for aspirants from different streams.

The meeting was attended among others by Secretary, DoPT, Shri Sanjay Kothari, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Shri Devendra Chaudhry and Establishment Officer, DoPT, Shri Rajiv Kumar.

Cabinet approved 6% DA hike from 01.07.2015

Good news for central government employees. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 119% from 113%, which will potentially benefit over one crore government employees and pensioners. 

The proposal to increase DA by six percentage points was taken at a meeting by the Union Cabinet. 

DA is paid as proportion of the basic pay. 

Earlier in April, the government had hiked DA by 6% to 113% of their basic pay with effect from January. 

The proposed DA hike will take effect from July 1. As per the agreed formula, the DA rate increase is an average of 12-month consumer price index-industrial workers from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. 

The proposed hike is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th pay commission, which will benefit 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners. 

Appeal To The Members

If any members having the result copy of the result of IPs (Direct and Departmental) passed from 2001 to 2009 may send the photocopy to the Circle Secretary , O/o Assistant Superintendent, Posts, Vashi Sub Dn., Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400703 or scan it and send to E-mail

OROP – Expected Pension hike and Arrears for ex-servicemen

OROP – Expected Pension hike and Arrears for ex-servicemen

“After the centre’s announcement of implementation, all ex-servicemen are curious to know about their likely increments and arrear in pension revision.”

Despite the fact that the Central Government has announced the implementation of OROP, which has been the long-standing demand of ex-servicemen for more than 40 years now, anti-government protests and rallies continue to rock New Delhi.

The ex-servicemen have made clear their disappointment over certain important demands and expectations related to the OROP, including the amendments in the pension revision, date of implementation, constituting a one-man commission, fixing of the base year, and the case of those who chose to retire early. These are also the reasons why protests have resumed.

According to the Ex-servicemen statement, 46% of ex-servicemen are PMRs(Pre Mature Retirement). So, this is the very important aspect in this scheme and we cannot compromise, veterans said.

The relay fast that was started at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar in order to demand the immediate implementation of OROP, continues even after 83 days. Finally some of the war veterans launched a fast-unto-death protest. These protests, that were carried out in order to get the government to take some concrete action, instead of just making promises, succeeded. But, instead of celebrating the success of their protests, the ex-servicemen forced to declare that their protests will continue.

On the other hand, however, the Central Government has also splashed pictures of ex-servicemen delegates greeting the Prime Minister with bouquets, congratulating him for implementing the OROP scheme. But, there is no denying the fact that the announcement has brought cheers to all the ex-servicemen in the country.

Meanwhile, the big question among ex-servicemen now is – how much will the actual increment be? What is the arrears amount? When will it be delivered?

Understanding the OROP scheme is getting more and more complicated with new demands and clarifications being raised with each passing day. Only by debating and discussing on these issues can they be understood clearly. It is difficult to predict the increments and arrears of each and every pensioner accurately. There is no fixed age of retirement for all. The arrears and increments have to be calculated on the basis of their ranks, the number of years that they had served, and the year of their retirement.

It would be easier to calculate this if the Government releases a detailed PROJECTED OROP TABLE of revision of pension for all categories.

But, everyone, justify from the Jawans, up to senior officers, is assured of enhancement of approximately Rs.2200 to Rs.22,000 pm.

Minimum speed of BSNL Landline Broadband will be 2Mbps from 1.9.2015

Minimum speed of BSNL Landline Broadband will be 2Mbps from 1.9.2015

BSNL Upgrades the speed of all Landline Broadband customers from 512 kbps to minimum 2 Mbps

Committed to the Government’s Digital initiatives announced by Hon.ble PM, BSNL has decided to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost for all the Broadband customers on PAN-India Basis from 1st October 2015. This is another major service offering from BSNL for the benefits of customers in continuation to offering free night calling from BSNL landline to all operator network from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM and free incoming roaming services for its mobile customers. BSNL is also offering 1Gb free E-Mail box to their customers from 50 Mb mail box.

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Hon’ble MOC &IT, GOI announced this today here at Gurgaon in a function organized by BSNL. The function was graced by Shri Rao Inderjeet Singh Hon’ble MOS for Planning & MOS for Defence (Independent charge) GOI. Shri Anupam Srivastav CMD BSNL, Shri N K Gupta Director (CFA), Smt Sujata Ray Director (HR) BSNL Board and Shri R C Arya CGM Haryana circle were also present on the occasion.

The speed up-gradation will benefit all the existing and new Broadband customers of BSNL. Under this scheme, BSNL is upgrading the speed of existing Broadband plans of 512 Kbps & 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps speed. With this upgradation, BSNL customers can access / surf the internet including social network websites like Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. at high speed.

BSNL is the first service provider to provide the Broadband Access to the country. BSNL launched the Broadband services over its landline in India in 2005 with speed of 256kbps and above over the state of art Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based IP infrastructure in urban as well as Rural areas.

BSNL since then is constantly working for increasing the broadband speed for the enhanced experience of customer in urban as well as rural areas as envisaged in New Telecom Policy 2012.. Now, BSNL offers Broadband services with various plans ranging from 2 mbps to 100 mbps speed using ADSL/VDSL and fiber based GPON technology in a very affordable price range. BSNL is currently having around 10 Mn Broadband customers including about 1.1 Mn. Rural customers.

This up-gradation shall enhance customer experience while surfing on internet and enjoying live video streaming by all customers even in the low price range. This scheme is expected to attract new customers for subscribing BSNL Broadband customers in an affordable manner.

BSNL is one of the largest Telecom Service providers in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications. BSNL is having more than 77 Million Mobile customers, more than 16 million wired line telephone connections and around 10 million wired Broadband connections.

For further information, customers can access the BSNL Customer Care Service through Toll free number 1500 (from BSNL number) & 1800 345 1500 (from other operator number) or visit the BSNL website

Source: PIB News

Payment of arrears of pensions to Pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006 – CPAO Orders on 4.9.2015

Payment of arrears of pensions to Pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006 – CPAO Orders on 4.9.2015

NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/Tech/Revision (Pre-2006) /2015-16/941-1011
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Payment of arrears of pensions to Pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

In pursuance of DP&PW OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 28.01.2013, pension/family pension of some pensioners/family pensioners were revised w.e.f. 24.09.2012 through individual amendment authorities.

See: DP&PW OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 28.01.2013 – Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – Revised concordance table (Annexure) of the pre-1996, pre-2006 and post 2006 pay scales/pay bands

Now, in pursuance of the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, DP&PW vide its OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 30.07.2015 has decided to grant the benefit of revision of pension/ family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in such cases. Keeping in view the sensitivity and urgency of the matter it has been to issue CPCC-wise amendment authority for such cases which have already been revised w.e.f. 24.09.2012 whose requisite details are available with CPAO in batches having name of pensioner, PPO number, bank account number, No. & date of last SSA issued as per DP & PW OM dated-28.01.2013.

See: OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 30.07.2015 Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners- Payment of Arrears from 01.01.2006: DoPPW Order

While calculating the arrears following points require special attention:-

i) Change in the rate of pension/family pension during the period from 01.01.2006 to 23.09.2012 which may be due to death of the pensioner, completion of the period of enhanced family pension and grant of additional pension on attaining the age of 80 years. It may be ensured that the pensioner/family pensioner get the benefit of revised pension from the due date whether it may be 01.01.2006 or any later date with accurate rate of pension/ family pension.

ii) The cases of dual family pension should not be mixed with these revision cases as the same have also been effective from 24.09.2012.

Heads of all CPPCs are advised to give special attention to credit the respective pension accounts at the earliest.

(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

It has been reported by CS Kerala Circle that CAT case No. 289/13 filed by our Association before Hon'ble Ernakulam Bench is posted on 9/9/2015 for final hearing.

Maternity leave period may be increased to 8 months

Maternity leave period may be increased to 8 months

NEW DELHI: Expecting mothers could get maternity leave for eight months if Union minister Maneka Gandhi has her way. Gandhi—in charge of the ministry of women and child development---has proposed increasing maternity leave from three months to eight months.

"We have mooted a proposal of extending the maternity leave for working women from present three months to eight months to the Cabinet Secretariat for a discussion in the Committee of Secretaries. This matter was taken up by our minister with the Prime Minister and he is also very interested, so we are sending a copy to him," Nutan Guha Biswas, WCD additional secretary said.

The ministry has also urged the labour ministry that the maternity benefitprovisions be extended to all working women both in organized and unorganized sector.
The proposed eight-month maternity leave will include one month leave before expected delivery date and seven months after delivery. 

New entrants in Inspector Posts cadre

  Inspector Posts Induction Training of newly selected candidates (Total 62) of Maharashtra, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh circle has completed on 5/9/2015.


CBS GO Live, Pune Mfl Dn.

CBS Go live inauguration function today at Kalamb, Loni Dhamani and Awsari Budruk post offices under Pune MFL. Inaugurated by Spos Pune MFL Division.

Draft seniority list of IPs from 2001 onwards of Maharashtra Circle

Dear Colleague

The  Circle has  to  submit the seniority list of IPs (Direct and Departmental) from 2001 to 2009 and 2011 onwards  to Directorate. The draft list was published on this blog, except few Colleague has confirmed the same to APMG (Staff).

The APMG(Staff) has once again requested to check the date of birth, date of appointment in feeder cadre,   date of appointment in IP cadre and send the confirmation  or changes required to APMG, Staff, Maharashtra Circle directly on or before 31.08.2015 without fail through

Complete draft seniority list is published once again for confirmation

Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for vacancy year 2015-16

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC/PS Gr.B /2015                            dated :     29/8/2015

 Shri AshutoshTripathi,
Member (P)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject :  Holding of DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for vacancy year 2015-16

Respected Sir,

This Association conveys its sincere thanks for timely processing of the DPC for promotion of ASPs to PS Group “B” for the vacancy year 2015-16.  But, it is learnt that same has been held up for the time being in order to include resultant vacancies arising out of JTS DPC for the year 2015-16. Whereas there are laid down provisions to include vacancies arising  on account of “promotion” and “chain vacancies” by keeping approved penal or holding supplementary DPC enabling department to hold PS Group B  DPC without waiting for the result of JTS DPC.

In this regard, a kind reference is invited to para-3 of the Department of Posts (Personnel Division) letter No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09/07/2014 coupled with para-7 of DOP & T OM No.22011/9/98-Estt (D) dated 08-09-1998 (copy enclosed) wherein it is provided that a DPC may take into account all clear expected vacancies by retirement in the concerned grade as well as chain vacancies on account of retirement etc. in the higher grades which can be clearly anticipated in the same vacancy year.

Department of Posts vide Personnel Division letter dated 09/07/2014 has also issued instructions to percolate the seniority quota vacancies arising in higher grades in a vacancy year down to lower cadres/grades and to take into account along with the clear vacancies arising in a particular grade. Further, as clarified vide Para.4.(II) of the said letter a Circle will take into account the vacancies arising from HAG to PS Group-B Cadre in that Circle in a vacancy year as chain vacancies for lower cadres in addition to existing and anticipated vacancies in the said lower cadre arising in that vacancy year.

Moreover, there is also provision for conducting second (supplementary) DPC in accordance with DOP& T OM No. 22011/5/86-Estt (D) dated 10-4-89[para 6.4.2(i)] and OM No.22011/2/2014-Estt (D) dated 30-1-2015 (copy enclosed) for the vacancies which could not be anticipated at the time of holding the earlier DPC.

Furthermore, As per the DOP & T guidelines issued from time-to-time, the selected panel is to be kept ready and to be utilized as and when the vacancies arise during the course of the vacancy year to ensure timely promotion of the employees. As on 1-8-2015 there are 224 vacancies available in PS Gr. B cadre. There will be resultant vacancies of the same vacancy year after holding DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. “A” for the vacancy year 2015-16.

It is therefore requested to your kind honour to convene PS Group B DPC immediately for the vacancy year 2015-16 so that our members could get timely promotion against 224 existing vacancies in PS Gr. B cadre. Supplementary DPC can be held thereafter for resultant vacancies on account of “promotion” and “chain vacancies” as and when the vacancies arise during the course of the vacancy year 2015-16.

With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
Enc:-As above
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Draft seniority list of IPs from 2001 onwards of Maharashtra Circle

The Maharashtra Circle has  to be submitted the seniority list of IPs (Direct and Departmental) from 2001 to 2009 and 2011 onwards for preparing the combined seniority list. It is requested to confirm your date of appointment in feeder cadre and date of appointment in IP cadre. The date of birth is not published on the blog, the IPs are requested to confirm it to the concerned Division Office and send the confirmation to APMG, Staff, Maharashtra Circle directly on or before 31.08.2015 without fail the 

The list of Inspector of Posts  from 2011 onwards whose date of appointment in feeder cadre and date of appointment in IP cadre are not in the list they may inform there date to there concerned division as well as to the APMG Staff, Maharashtra Circle directly on or before 31.08.2015 without fail on Monday on the

This is a most urgent information required by the Directorate, members are requested to do the needful and submit there information positively on Monday on the e-mail-

Draft seniority list of IPs from 2001 onwards

DPC : PS Gr. B cadre for the year 2015-16

DPC : PS Gr. B cadre for the year 2015-16

Directorate will be requested to hold DPC for promotion to the cadre PS Gr. B DPC for the vacancy year 2015-16 before convening of DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the vacancy year 2015-16, as JTS DPC will take another two months due to there is no proper response from circles for submission of missing APARs of followiing officers who are in the zone of consideration to Directorate. 

GS has already directed to all Circle Secretaries, CHQ office bearers and members working in COs to ensure submission of requisite information by their circles to Directorte, but as on date few circles information is yet to receive at SPG Division of Directorate. The followiing officers APARs are said to be not received at Directorate and fresh were called for through email dated 31/7/2015. When GS contacted to few members over phone it was told that, their circle administration is waiting for communication through hard copies from Directorate. Directrorate has clearly mentioned in the email that if APARs are not available, No Report Certificate (NRC) with justified reasons may be sent. 
It will be requested to Directorate to filled up the resultant vacancies (of PS Gr. B cadre) after convening of DPC of JTS Gr. A cadre (for 2015-16) by holding supplementary DPC of PS Gr. B cadre for same years vacancies along with the vacancies arises due to declination of promotion by the officers selected in regular PS Gr. B DPC for the year 2015-16.

The followiing officers missing APARs are mentioned against their names. 

Sl. No.
Name of the officer (S/Shri)
Missing ACR/APAR
P.C. Sharma
ACR/APAR Dossier
D. Ramanaiah
16.04.09 to 23.07.09
B. Narasappa
27.08.09 to 31.03.10
P. Viswanadham
01.04.11 to 28.08.11
Ram Lal
ACR/APAR Dossier
Jagannath Baitha
01.04.09 to 05.07.09
Mahendra Prasad Rajak
Ram Deo Chaudhary
J.M. Khadayata
M.J. Verma
2010-11, 2012-13
Pritam Chand
22.12.10 to 31.03.11, 01.04.11 to 08.12.11
Arun Kumar Jha
A. Koragappa
01.04.11 to 03.01.12, 2012-13, 2013-14
R.G. Byateppanavar
2010-11, 2011-12
M. Shivaraj
2011-12, 2012-13
P.K. Haridas
2009-10, 18.12.10 to 31.03.11
S.L. Jain
01.04.10 to 15.08.10
R.A. Sharma
Promod Kumar Gupta
Jai Singh
2010-11, 2011-12
Ram Sahai Meena
2010-11, 2011-12
Ram Singh
01.04.10 to 15.08.10, 01.01.12 to 31.03.12
J. Paul Athisayanathan
S. Ravi
01.04.09 to 29.12.09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 01.04.012 to 08.07.12, 01.01.14 to 31.03.14
T.V. Sundari
1.04.12 to 08.07.12
R. Santhakumar
2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
K. Venkatachalam
2011-12, 2012-13, 06.12.13 to 31.03.14
M. Sriraman
A. Natarajan
2009-10, 01.04.10 to 13.10.10
P. Mahalingam
11.12.11 to 31.03.12, 2012-13
Ram Chandra Rathore
16.08.11 to 31.03.12
Kirity Gupta
West Bengal
30.12.09 to 31.03.10, 01.04.11 to 05.08.11, 2013-14
Sarbeswar Bala
West Bengal
Bidhan Chandra Das
West Bengal
Prasanta Halder
West Bengal
Rabindra Nath Majumder
West Bengal
2012-13, 2013-14
Ranjit Halder
West Bengal
01.04.09 to 01.12.09, 01.04.12 to 30.11.12, 2013-14