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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Circular letter from CO permitting CWC to be held on 03.01.2010 (Sunday)

Scanned copy of the circular letter No. WL/24-7/2001 dated 29.12.2009 issued by CO, Bhubaneswar permitting CWC to be held on 03.01.2010 in the Recreation Club of Bhubaneswar GPO is furnished below for information and necessary action by all concerned members/office-bearers.

From the Association side, no communication will be sent individully by post as the CWC Notice has been posted in the blog for information of all concerned. CWC Members and Office-bearers are requested to join the CWC at 10.30 hrs on 03.01.2010.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Letter writing campaign to DG Posts demanding Grade pay Rs 4600 to IPs

The copy of the letter from GS is reproduced below for information and necessary action by all members of Orissa Circle Branch Association.
Dear friends,
Immediately after the release of 6th CPC, Our Association demanded higher grade pay of Rs 4600 to IP , Rs 4800 to ASP and Rs 5400 to PS Group B. The matter is still pending with Anomaly Committee for more than one year. During discussion, concerned officers in the Postal Directorate assured that the Grade Pay would be revised upwardly as soon as the Grade Pay of analogous cadre in other ministries/departments is revised.

Now the grade pay of Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC and Assistants in CSS has been revised from Rs 4200 to Rs 4600 vide Ministry of Finance Memo. No. F.No. 1/1/2008-IC dt.13.11.2009 and 16.11.2009. Referring this, I have already submitted letter No. CHQ/IASP/SCPC dated 16.11.2009 to Postal Directorate demanding Grade Pay Rs 4600 to Inspector Posts and a reminder was issued on 14.12.2009 besides meeting personally and had discussion with Director General (Posts) and DDG(Estt). But the file is not moving in the expected speed.

Enough time has already been given. We cannot prolong our patience furthermore. It is the time to react. Each one of us has to exert pressure on the Department. Then only we can get justice.

Please go through the following instructions carefully and do it immediately:

1. Every IP and ASP has to write a letter to DG individually with a copy to me.
2. Model letter is given below. Take print out. Two copies should be prepared. One should be sent to the following address:
Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy, Director General, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Another copy of this letter may be sent to the following address:
Shri. S.Samuel, General Secretary, AIAIASP, No.12.P&T Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi-110054.
3. All Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office bearers are requested to personally request all members both IP & ASPs to send this letter.
4. All IP & ASPs are requested to pass on this message to all members and ensure that this letter is dispatched immediately as instructed above.
5. The letter writing campaign should be completed by 10.1.2010 positively.

Yours sincerely,
General Secretary

Model Letter
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………… (PIN Code)

Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy
Director General
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110001

Respected Madam,

Subject : Request for revision of Grade Pay of Inspector Posts from Rs 4200 to Rs 4600.

1. The Sixth Central Pay Commission has recommended merger of pre-revised pay scales of Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500- 10500 with a view to bring Inspector (Posts) on par with Inspectors and analogous posts in CBDT and CBEC as well as Assistants in CSS and this has also been accepted and implemented by the Govt. Accordingly, Inspector Posts have been placed in PB-2 with grade Pay of Rs 4200/- on par with Assistants in CSS/Inspectors and analogous posts in CBDT and CBEC w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

2. Now the Grade pay of Inspectors of CBDT/CBEC has been upwardly revised from Rs 4200 to Rs 4600 vide Ministry of Finance Memo. No. F.No. 1/1/2008-IC dt.13th November 2009.

3. The Grade Pay of Assistants in the Central Secretariat has also been upgraded from Rs 4200 to Rs 4600 vide Ministry of Finance Memo. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 16th November 2009.

4. It is only in the fitness of things that the Grade Pay of Inspector Posts should be revised as Rs 4600/- on par with Inspectors in CBDT/CBEC and Assistant in CSS as demanded by our Association.

5. I request you to kindly intervene and cause revision of grade pay of Inspector posts from Rs 4200 to Rs 4600 on par with Inspector CBDT/CBEC and Assistant in CSS and restore ‘Equity and Parity’ and thus render justice.

Yours faithfully,

Copy to:
Shri. S.Samuel, General Secretary, AIAIASP, No.12.P&T Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi-110054.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Question of merger of IP & ASP Cadres

It is learnt from the source of Postal Officers' Association that the Dept. has sought opinion of Postal Officers' Association on the question of merger of IP & ASP Cadres for deciding on thier Grade Pay. Postal Officers' Association is likely to communicate its opinion very soon. Orissa Circle Branch of Postal Officers' Association is against the proposal of merger as the merger will undermine the importance of the post of PS Gr.B and and the Govt. will find a plea not to allow Rs.5400/- as GP for PS Gr.B Officers if there will be no ASP cadre with proposed GP of Rs.4800/- in between.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Transfers and postings in JTS Gr.A cadre

Sri B C Mohanty, APMG (Vigilance), CO, Bhubaneswar and Sri L K Sethy, SSPOs, Cuttack City Division will swap their places of postings. Orders have been issued by CO, Bhubaneswar to this effect on 23.12.2009.

Transfers and postings in PS Gr.B cadre

The following transfers and postings have been issued vide CO Bhubaneswar Memo. No.ST/2-4(2)/2004/Ch.I dated 23.12.2009.
Sri K S Giri allotted to HQ Region and posted as SPOs, Cuttack North Division
Sri S K Mohapatra allotted to Berhampur Region (Place of posting will be shown by RO, Berhampur)
Sri K C Mohanty-II allotted to Berhampur Region(Place of posting will be shown by RO, Berhampur)
Sri Abhimanyu Behera allotted to Berhampur Region(Place of posting will be shown by RO, Berhampur)
Sri Satyabadi Sahoo, SPOs, Cuttack North Division is transferred and posted as AD(Staff), CO, Bhubaneswar

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Provisional Appointment Offer to 465 JAO(Pt-II) passed candidates as AAO in P & T AFS Gr.B

After amalgamation of the organised Accounts cadre of IP & T Accounts and Finance Service Gr.B, the Ministry of Communication, has offered provisional appointment to 465 JAO(Pt-II) pass-out candidates to the AAO Grade on 21.12.2009 for joining in the CCA(Controller of Communication Accounts in the Dept. of Telecom) of concerned Circles on 30.12.2009. The candidates willing to take up the appointment are to furnish unconditional undertaking in the given proforma.
The following names of Orissa Circle find a place in the list of JAO pass-out who are given such offer.
For details, the following link may be visited.

Sl.235: Sri Pramod Charan Praharaj
Sl.272: Sri Anirudha Acharya
Sl.342: Sri Bijay Kumar Goud
Sl.354: Sri Kshyamanidhi Pradhan
Sl.378: Sri Trilochan Ray
Sl.380: Sri Manoj Kumar Bose
Sl.388: Sri Prasanna Kumar Panda
Sl.394: Sri Prakash Chandra Patnaik
Sl.395: Sri Nanda Kishore Panda
Sl.400: Sri Balmiki Jena
Sl.443: Sri Radhakrushna Sabat
Sl.462: Sri B M Das Mohapatra

Monday, December 21, 2009

Activities of Orissa Circle Branch Association

Notice for next CWC of the Orissa Circle Branch Association to be held on 03.01.2010 has been issued. This will be followed by next bi-ennial Circle Conference mainly for electing a set of new office-bearers of Circle Branch Association before 04.02.2010. Subject to approval in the CWC, the next bi-ennial conference could be held on 24.01.2010 (Sunday).

The last Circle Conference held at Panthanivas, Bhubaneswar on 04.11.2007 witnessed largest ever participation of members. This time also the Association hopes even more number of members (than in the last Circle Conference) will turn up.

The Association expects that its each and every member should participate in the activities of the Association actively so as to make it a vibrant entity to act as a powerful platform to safeguard the interest of its members. Active members, especially of younger lots are requested to come forward to shoulder the responsibility of the Association by becoming office-bearers.

All members of the Association are requested to develop of a spirit of unity among them and encourage every member of the Association to attend the ensuing Circle Conference. They are all requested to check up with every member if they have cleared their regular subscriptions at monthly rate of Rs.30/- and special donation of Rs.500/- each. No special donation has been collected in this Circle after implementation of 6th CPC Report though many other Circle Branch Associations have improved their financial health through special donations. As everybody knows, the Association needs financial support to run its activities in required manner. The names of members of the Association who have given special contribution have been mentioned in the side-bar of this blog for information all concerned. The list will be updated as and when new donations are received.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Notification for CWC meeting of Orissa Circle Branch Association


18th December 2009

Under the provisions of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Asst. Superintendents Posts, it is hereby notified that a meeting of the Circle Working Committee of the Association will be held on Sunday, the 3rd January 2010 at 10.30 hrs in the Recreation Club of Bhubaneswar GPO.

The agenda for the meeting are as under:
1.Confirmation of the proceedings of the last CWC held in the Recreation Club of Bhubaneswar GPO on 26.07.2009.
2.Next bi-ennial Circle Conference- Selection of date and venue and formation of Reception Committee
3.Ensuing 36th All India Conference in April 2010 in New Delhi- Raising of funds and Nomination of delegates from the Circle
4.Review of financial position of the Association, approval to the expenditure already made & to be made for activities of the Association
5.Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.
Sri S B Mahapatra, President, CHQ of the Association will be the special invitee to the CWC.
All office-bearers and CWC members of the Association are requested to attend the said meeting in time.
(B B Mohanty)
Circle Secretary
Copy to:
The Chief Postmaster General, Orissa Circle, Bhubaneswar for kind information. Necessary orders may kindly be issued to all concerned for grant of special casual leave to office bearers and CWC members as per the enclosed list from the station out side Bhubaneswar.
Sri S Samuel, General Secretary, AI Assn of Inspectors & ASPs-cum-AD(RB), Dak Bhawan New Delhi-1 for kind information.
The President and all office-bearers and CWC members of the Association.
The Secretary, Bhubaneswar GPO PRC for kind information. He is requested to spare the accommodation in the PRC for CWC meeting on 03.01.2010
The Sr. Postmaster, Bhubaneswar GPO for kind information.

(B B Mohanty)
Circle Secretary

List of Office-bearers and CWC Members of AI Assn of IPs/ASPs, Orissa Circle Branch
Office Bearers
Sri Sreekant Kar, Supdt,RMS ‘K’ Division, Jharsuguda
Vice Presidents
Sri Lingaraj Pradhan, ASP(OD), Sambalpur
Sri Ajit Kumar Dash, ASP(Vig), RO, Berhampur
Circle Secretary
Sri Bipin Bihari Mohanty, Manager(Project Arrow), CO, Bhubaneswar
Asst. Circle Secretaries
Sri H S Mohapatra, ASP I/c, Berhampur North Sub-Divn
Sri Alekh Kumar Mohanty, ASP-I, Bhubaneswar RMS
Sri Shiv Murthy Sukla, ASP I/c Rourkela East
Organising Secretaries
Sri Krushna Chandra Chinara, ASP I/c, Bhadrak Divn
Sk. Md. Noman, ASP I/C, Kendrapara Sub-Divn
Sri Prasanna Kumar Sahoo, ASP (Inv), CO, Bhubaneswar
Sri Parameswar Naik, IP, Jajpur Road Sub-Divn
Sri Pitabas Jena, IP(Uniform), PSD, Bhubaneswar now at CO as IP(Project Arrow)
Asst. Treasurer
Sri Sarbeswar Choudhury, II(Plg), CO, Bhubaneswar
Sri Kaibalya Prasad Parida, Oftg AD(Staff) , CO, Bhubaneswar
CWC Members
Sri Bharat Ku. Patra, IP, Gunupur Sub-Division
Sri Bijay Kumar Satapathy, ASP(HQ), Phulbani
Sri M M Mohapatra, Oftg Dy Manager, PPP, Bhubaneswar
Sri C M Mohapatra, Oftg AD(Est/LC). CO, Bhubaneswar
Sri D K Samal. DPM, Bhubaneswar GPO
Sri Gangadhar Mohanty, OS, Cuttack City Division
Sri Sarbeswar Mishra, PM, Puri HO
Sri R K Singh, ASP(HQ), Cuttack North Division
Sri B K Patra, ASP (Vig), CO, Bhubaneswar
Sri D P Nayak, ASP(PG), CO, Bhubaneswar
Sri N K Samal, ASP (OD), Bhadrak Division
Sri P C Mohapatra, ASP(LC), CO, BHubaneswar
Sri Khageswar Mallick, ASP(TO), CO, Bhubaneswar
Sri P N Patnaik, ASP I/c, Cuttack East Sub-Division
Smt. Arunabala Mohanty,ASP(HQ), Bhubaneswar Division
Sri Khageswar Mahanta, ASP I/C, Puri Sub-Division
Sri S K Mishra, ASP(OD), Cuttack North Divn

No permission to surplus qualified candidates to appear in the comimg IP Exam

As already mentioned Orissa Circle has not issued permission to surplus qualified candidates of last IP Exam to appear in the coming IP Exam. On this issue several queries have been made by surplus qualified candidates asking for action at the level of the Association for facilitating issue of permission for the surplus qualified candidates for the coming IP Exam.
In this connection it is to mention here that the matter was taken up with the CHQ of IP/ASP Association and the GS advised this branch Accociation to ask the affected candidates to represent to the Administration on their individual capacity besides requesting the Class-III Union functionaries to take up the matter with the Administration if there is a problem.
As regards allotment orders for surplus candidates, the GS mentioned that some Circles are yet to forward the willingness of surplus candidates to join in other Circles. As allotment orders will be issued in one lot after getting response from all Circles, the matter is getting delayed for want of response from some Circles. It will take some more time before the allotment orders are issued.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Regular promotion to PS Gr.B cadre

As per the orders released vide Dte. Memo. No.9-51/2009-SPG dated 16.12.2009, 139 officials belonging to IP cadre have got nomination for regular promotion to PS Gr.B cadre. The following officers of Orissa Circle have got the nomination.

Sl. No.14. Sri Muralidhar Singh allotted to WB Circle
Sl.No.25. Sri Hemant Kumar Dalal allotted to Orissa Circle (retiring on 28.02.2009)
Sl.No.72. Sri Banchhanidhi Mishra allotted to WB Circle

The Association congratulates these officers on their regular promotion to PS Gr. B cadre.

IP Exam on 4th to 6th of January 2009

IP Examination is scheduled to be held on 4th, 5th and 6th of January 2009 for the following vacancies in Orissa Circle:
OC-10, ST-3 and SC-2, Total- 15
Hall permits have been issued for 133 candidates of Orissa Circle. 13 officials including those qualified as surplus candidates in the last Examination have been denied permission to apear the ensuing Examination. Circle Administration decided now not to permit surplus qualified candidates of last Exam to appear the Examination this time again on the ground that they will get appointment as IPs in other Circles. (Allotment of surplus candidates to Circles outside Orissa is awaited from Directorate)
Details of candidates permitted to take the Examination are being despatched to units on 16.12.2009.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Members of Postal Services Board

Mrs. Indira Krishna Kumar has taken over as Member (Personnel) in the Postal Services Board.
Maj. Gen. V Sadasivam is the new Member (HRD) in the Postal Services Board.

Khaki Uniform to Postman/Multiskilled Employees

Department has again introduced khaki uniforms to Postman/Multiskilled employees vide Directorate letter No 2-33/2008-UPE dated 9.12.2009.
The present dark blue trousers and a light blue full-sleeved shirt in polyester cotton cloth for male employees and light blue sari, with a dark blue border for female employees was introduced in the Department in the year 2004 to mark Department's 150th anniversary.
Department called for suggestions from the Unions/Associations during the October 2008 as there was a demand to change the colour of the uniform. Now the Department has again introduced the khaki colour uniform the Postman and multi skilled employees.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Four-monthly meeting with Chief PMG held on 11.12.2009

Four-monthly meeting of the Association was held with Chief PMG on 11.12.2009. Discussions were held on the following agenda:
6-2/2009: Request for supply of a set of FRSR published by M/s Swamy Publications to all Inspectorial Staff.
Brief: Consequent on implementation of 6th CPC Report, FRSR have undergone a lot of changes. The changes have been incorporated in the Compilations of M/s Swamy Publications, Chennai which are used as reference books by Govt. Departments. Inspectorial staff are required to keep themselves updated on the changes on the FRSRs and TA, Leave, Pension Rules etc. for day to day discharge of their duties. It is, therefore, requested that all inspectorial staff in the Circle may kindly be provided with a set of FRSRS, and Compilations on TA, Pension, Leave Rules etc.
Oral Reply: Instruction are to be issued. (Chief PMG was kind enough to accept the request and agreed to issue orders accordingly.)
1-12/2009: Request for issue of orders for treating the period covered by ad hoc promotion in ASP cadre as regular promotion.
Brief: At present ad hoc promotion is given to IPs to ASP cadre for 11 months with the arrangement of termination of ad hoc arrangement on completion of 11 months. Previously, the ad hoc promotion was allowed to continue beyond a year without any termination arrangement, making the IPs entitled to get increment in the cadre of ASP during period of their ad hoc promotion. IPs while continuing on ad hoc promotion to ASP cadre for more than a year got regular promotion to ASP cadre through DPC and earned increments on completion of 12 months of continuous service in ASP cadre. Now suddenly, recoveries have been made from the salary of the ASPs on the ground that the ASPs are not entitled to increments for the period covered under ad hoc promotion. This is inspite of the fact that uninterrupted service period of ad hoc promotion was followed by regular promotion to ASP cadre. Recoveries so made from the salary of ASPs like Sri A K Rath, ASP I/c Bargarh and Sri P N Dash, ASP Phulbani are not justified. They incurred substantial financial loss by way of not getting the increments in ASP cadre, paying income tax at higher rate on the basis of increments drawn for the ad hoc period and losing the PLB, without any fault on their part. The Association requests for issue of orders to DDOs to refund the recoveries made from the salary of ASPs on this count.
Oral Reply: Orders are there that ad hoc arrangement should not continue for more than a year at a stretch. Ad hoc appointment should have, therefore, been terminated at appropriate time. Ad hoc appointment is regulated as per orders of DOPT and Circle Office cannot do anything in the matter. The affected officials can claim refund of excess Income Tax paid, if any, for the relevant year from IT Dept on the basis of certificate to be obtained from DDOs.

2-12/2009: Request for required amenities and civil maintenance of Inspection Rooms in the Circle.
Brief: Most of the Inspection Rooms in the Circle are in very bad shape and condition without regular maintenance of civil work. In some cases there is even no facility for regular water supply. Case of the IR at Ashoknagar MDG is cited as an example. The Association requests for issuing orders for providing required civil maintenance and amenities in the Inspection Rooms in the Circle.
Oral Reply: IP/ASP of the concerned Sub-Division where IQ/IR exists will be asked to pay regular visits to IQ/IR to report to the Divisional Head concerned to take necessary action if there is any problem with any IR/IQ.
3-12/2009: Request for adoption of uniformity of principle for giving ad hoc promotion of ASPs to PS Gr. B Cadre.
Brief: It is observed that the cases of two senior ASPs (namely Sri K C Ghadei and Sri N K Samal) have been omitted while allowing ad hoc promotion to PS Gr.B cadre. No offer of ad hoc posting has been made to Sri K C Ghadei though there is no disciplinary / vigilance case pending against him. Similarly no new offer has been made to Sri N K Samal who had declined ad hoc promotion in January 2009. The Association requests for adopting a uniformity of principle so that everybody gets a fair chance of getting ad hoc promotion.
Reply: Affected officialsd can represent
NB: Written reply from Circle administration on the aforesaid items are awaited.

Delay in upgrading GP of IPs & Reminder to DG(Posts) by GS

Kindly visit the link to CHQ blog to see the text of the reminder issued by GS to DG(Posts) on 14.12.2009.

Officer holding the post of JTS with GP of Rs 5400/- in PB-2 can act as Chairperson of the Screening of Committee for MACPS in Department of Posts

For details of the clarification issued by Postal Directorate, please click on the link below to our CHQ blog.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Reallotment of PS Gr.B Officers to Orissa Circle

The following PS Gr.B officers of Orissa presently working outside Orissa Circle have been reallotted to Orissa Circle as per the orders released by Dte on 04.12.2009 evening.
  1. Sri Sanjay Ku. Mohapatra
  2. Sri Krupasindhu Giri
  3. Sri Kailash Ch. Mohanty-II
  4. Sri Abhimanyu Behera

The Association congratulates these officers on their home-coming.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Special Donation to the Association

In continuation of the earlier request posted in the blog, all members of the Association in Orissa Circle are requested once again to donate at least Rs.500/- each from the sum received as second installment of arrears on account of implementation of 6th CPC. This is all the more necessary to improve the financial health of the Association which is not good at present.
The names of the members who have donated for the cause of the Association so far are shown in the sidebar of the blog for information of all concerned.
Members who have invigilation duty at Bhubaneswar on 13.12.2009 are requested to come with the special donation to make over the same to the treasurer at the venue of the Exam.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

LTC to Central Government Employees -Travel by tour packages

For details, kindly click on the link below to our CHQ Blog.

Special training programme for awardees of Project Arrow (Phase-I) at APPC, Bangkok

Gopalpur SO in Berhampur Division secured (joint) first position in the performance of Project Arrow (Phase-I) Post Offices at the national level. Its SPM Sri M Kamaraju received the award from Hon'ble MOC&IT in a grand function on 24.10.2009 at Coimbatore.
Now the following officials of Berhampur Division have been nominated for a special training programme at Asian Pacific Postal College, Bangkok, Thailand during the period from 16.12.2009 to 23.12.2009 under "Rewards and Recognition" scheme.

  1. Sri Dibakar Patnaik, SSPOs, Berhampur
  2. Sri Bharat Kumar Patra, IP
  3. Sri Santosh Kumar Mohapatra, System Administrator
  4. Sri M Kamaraju, SPM, Gopalpur
  5. Sri Judhisthir Behera, PA, Gopalpur SO
  6. Sri Akbal Sariff, PA, Gopalpur SO
  7. Sri Gangadhar Bhuyan, Postman, Gopalpur SO
  8. Sri Kamaraju Sethy, Postman, Gopalpur SO
  9. Sri Niranjan Das, GDSMD-1, Gopalpur SO
  10. Sri Harish Chandra Sahu, GDSMD-2, Gopalpur SO
The Association congratulates these officials on their success.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New postings in Circle Office, Bhubaneswar

Sri A S S V Rao (from AP Circle) has joined as AD(Bldg/MM) in the Circle Office, Bhubaneswar
Sri Samar Parbat (from WB Circle) has joined as Sr. PS to CPMG vice Sri Benudhar Panda superannuated on 30.11.2009.