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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Training to ASPs in Rural Management

25 ASPs of the country including 7 ASPs of Orissa Circle (working in Sub-Divisions and having two years of service left in the same Sub-Division) have undergone training on Rural Management from 24 to 29 November in the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. More such training programmes are to come in the coming days for other ASPs according to Ms. Aruna Jain, DDG(Training).
As learnt from the DDG(Training), DOP has sent proposal to Finance Ministry for making allotment of funds for provision of Computer(preferably Laptop) to Sub-Divisional Heads throughout the country this fiscal. Approval is awaited any time now.

Ad hoc promotion to JTS Gr.A Grade

Sri R N Pradhan, SPOs, Cuttack North Division has been given ad hoc promtion to JTS Gr.A Grade and has been posted as SSRM 'N' Division, Cuttack. Sri P N Pal holding (dual charge) of RMS 'N' Division is ordered to look after the duties of APMG(Vig) exclusively.

Sri B C Mohanty, SSPOs, Cuttack City is given additional charge of Cuttack North Division temporarily till a regular arrangement is made to the post of SPOs, Cuttack North Division (which is likely very shortly).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

News from General Secretary

The GS has informed as follows:
Dear friends,
Visit to Directorate Nov 2008
A team consisting of myself, Sh.S.Ravi CHQ Treasurer and Sh.Y.Venkateshwarulu Org.Secretary met the DG(Posts) on 06.11.2008 and discussed the main issue pertaining to the pay scales recommended by SCPC and anomalies arisen out of Revised Pay Rules, 2008. Respected madam DG heard our submission patiently and instructed the Pay Commission Cell to have a detailed discussion with us and solve the problem. We had a detailed discussion on 07.11.2008. Sh. Janardan Sharma, GS, Postal Officers’ Association also joined us. DDG (Est) and other two officers in the Dte. participated in the discussion. A critical analysis about the pay commission anomalies, functional disturbance, imbalance created among analogous cadre etc. was made. A comparative study of pay scales given to JAO, AAO, AO, AM(MMS), HSG-II and BCR officials was also made. Finally the officers were convinced and understood our genuine demand. We demanded Rs 7450 for IP, Rs 7500 for ASP and Rs 8000 for PS Gr B. The Dept. accepted and assured us to send proposal to Finance Ministry with all justification and recommendations. Copy of our Memorandum dated 10.10.2008 submitted to DG is attached.
Again I was invited by Sh. Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Hon,ble Minister of State (C&IT) for meeting on ‘Project Arrow’ at Electronic Nikedan, New Delhi-110003 on 11.11.2008. After the meeting I handed over a memorandum dated 11.11.2008 personally to the Hon’ble Minister. The Minister assured of all help. Copy of the memorandum is attached.
All Sub Divisions are likely to get proper infrastructure, Computer, telephone, Assistance, Admin/Financial Powers very soon. File is moving fast. The issue was figured during meeting with DG.
Member(P) retired on 31.10.2008 and Director (Staff) is on training upto 23.11.2008. All DPCs are pending. DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr B is likely to be held during first week of Dec 2008.
Grade pay for IP is upgraded to Rs 4600. It is learnt Finance Ministry has sent file to Cabinet for approval.
PS Gr B officers who have completed 4 years of service as on 1.1.2006 will get higher Grade Pay Rs 5400 in Pay Band –2 w.e.f 1.1.2006. Directorate has issued orders on 04.11.2008.
We have explained the difficulties faced by ASP/IP working in rural area in producing food bills for claiming TA bill and requested DG and DDG(Est) to issue separate orders for claiming DA without production of food bills. Dte. will issue orders very soon.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Grade of IPs is expected to be raised to Rs.4600/- soon!

Our GS through his SMS Message has intimated on 12.11.08 that the Finance Ministy, on recommendation of our Department, has cleared the file for enhancement of Grade Pay of IPs to Rs.4600/- and has accodingly sent the file to Cabinet for approval.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

GDS Committee Report

R S Natarajamurthy committee has submitted its report on revision of TRCA of GDS.
The detailed report can be viewed by visiting the following link.
The Commitee has recommended computerisation of BOs and provision of computers to all Sub-divisional Heads. It has also recommended providing One Asst. Inspector of Clerical rank. Till such arrangement is made, it has been recommended to post competent /qualified officials to work as Mail Overseers with new role as Rural Postal Supervisor.
Recruitment to GDS posts is recommended to be made through a Committee at Divisional level.
For details, the entire report may be perused.

VR of Sri M M Marandi, AD(Staff), CO, BBSR

Sri M M Marandi, AD(Staff), CO, Bhubaneswar has taken voluntary retirement from service from 04.11.2008.

Transfer / Deputation/Postings

Sri Pitabas Jena, IP(Uniform) (Treasurer of the Assn) is working in Technology Section of Circle Office and looking after Project Arrow work.
Sri Prasan Kumar Patra, ASRM(BD), RMS N Divn is now attached to BD Cell of CO as ASP(BD)
Sri S N Satpathy, ASRM(Bags), PSD Bhubaneswar is now attached to CO and working as ASP(Financial Services)
Sri B B Mohanty, ASP(BD) is designated as ASP(TO) in the Circle Office.
Sri B K Patra, ASP I/c, Bhubaneswar North Sub-Division has been transferred and posted as ASP(Inv), CO, Bhubaneswar vice Sri S K Mohapatra promoted to PS Gr.B Cadre.
Sri Jayakrushna Jena, previously allotted to Sambalpur Region on adhoc promotion to ASP cadre has joined as ASP I/c, Bhubaneswar North Sub-Division
Sri S K Mohapatra, ASP(Inv), CO onpromotion to PS Gr.B Cadre has joined as SPOs, Tamluk Division in WB Circle
Sri Satyabadi Sahoo on return from WB Circle has joined as AD(Mails) in Circle Office
Sri S N Panda, AD(Mails), CO has joined as AD(Staff), CO, Bhubaneswar