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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Retirement of Sri S B Satapathy on superannuation

Sri S B Satapathy, SSPOs, Puri is retiring on 31.03.2010 on superannuation. The Association wishes him good heath and peace of mind in his post-retirement life.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Some updates

  1. 14th April 2010 (Wednesday) has been declared as a Closed Holiday on account of Birth Anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar vide OM No. 12/3/2010-JCA-2 Dated the 29th March, 2010 of Department of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India.
  2. Directorate has placed orders with vendors on 30.03.2010 for supply of Laptops to Sub-Divisions. Orissa Circle has given No.1 ranking to HCL brand keeping in view the service track record of the company but may get HP brand as per decision of Directorate. Consignments are expected to reach Sub-Division in about 4 weeks’ time.
  3. All India Conference of the Association is being held in New Delhi on 3 & 4 April 2010. This will be preceded by CWC meeting on 02.04.2010. CS Orissa Circle and CHQ President are leaving for New Delhi on 31.03.2010. They are reaching New Delhi on 01.04.2010 ahead of CWC meeting on 02.04.2010. The rest of the contingent of delegates from Orissa will leave for New Dehi on 01.04.2010 to join the AIC on 03.04.2010. DG (Posts) is scheduled to deliver her Special Address to delegates in the Open Session on 03.04.2010 at 10.00 AM.
  4. Directorate has called for CRs and Special Reports for nomination to PS Gr.B (Supplementary List). Sri Sreekant Kar is the senior most official from Orissa to be considered for the nomination. 1-2 to officials from SC/ST community are also likely to get the nomination.
  5. Some adhoc promotions to PS.Gr.B cadre in Orissa are expected soon.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Request to members for clearance of dues to the Association.

Letters to members have been sent by post requesting them individually to clear their outstanding dues (subscriptions, special donations etc). Forms for authorising recovery of subscriptions as per requirement for re-verification of membership have also been sent for signature and return to Circle Secretary by 10.04.2010. Members are requested to cooperate for strengthening the Association.  

Friday, March 26, 2010

Special CL to delegates for AIC, New Delhi

A scanned copy of order issued by CO, Bhubaneswar vide Memo.No.WL/24-7/2001-Ch.I dated 26.03.2010 is reproduced below for information of concerned members.

Those who are outside the list are required to take CL of their own as permission is limited to number of delegates admissible as per the Constitution of the Association.

Open Session of 36th All India Conference

As per the programme communicated by the CHQ, the open session of the All India Conference of the Association which is being held on 03.04.2010 will witness, among other things, the Special Address by Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy, our esteemed Secretary (Posts). We will be anxiously waiting for her speech to know her mind about Grade Pay of IPs which is one of the most important issues that the IP cadre is confronted with at the moment.

The programme of Open Session as communicated by GS is reproduced below for information of our members.



36th All India Biennial Conference


Sri Guru Ramrai Udasin Ashram,

Aram Bagh, Panchkuian Road, Paharganj,

Near R.K. Ashram Marg Metro Station,

New Delhi-110055.

On 03rd April, 2010 at 4 P.M


President : Shri. S.B.Mahapatra

Welcome Address

Shri. Roop Chand

Organising General Secretary

Inaugural Address

Shri.Damnesh Kumar

Former General Secretary, Postal Officers’ Association (India)

Presidential Address


CHQ President

Keynote Address


General Secretary


Shri. Janardan Sharma

General Secretary, Postal Officers’ Association (India)

Special Address

Ms Radhika Doraiswamy

Secretary (Posts), Government of India, Department of Posts

Vote of Thanks

Shri. D.C.Sharma

Secretary, Reception Committee

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Recast merit list of PS Gr.B Exam 2008

Postal Directorate vide its letter No.A-34013/1/2008-DE dated 22.03.2010 has communicated the recast list of successful candidates of PS Gr. B Exam 2003-2006 held on 16-17 February 2008 in accordance with CAT, Chandigarh Bench Order dated 01.10.2008 in MA No.562/2008 arising out OA No.35/HP/2008. The recast list is subject to outcome of Apex Court's judgement in the case of UOI and another versus Sri K Perumal and others.
As per the recast list Sri Rahul with Roll No.UP/IP-89 is declared successful.

Verification of membership of Association- Submission of Authorisation Letter

Verification of membership to the Association is underway as per instruction of the Department. Members of Orissa Circle Branch Association of AIAIASP are requested to send Authorisation letter duly signed by them to the Circle Secretary latest by 10.04.2010 so that the same could be submitted to Divisional Units in time.

A scanned specimen of Authorisation Letter is reproduced below. The copy can be downloaded, filled in, signed and sent to the CS by the stipulated date.

Supply of Laptops to Sub-Divisional Heads

It is learnt that the Directorate is all set to place orders with vendors on 25.03.2010 for supply of Laptops to Sub-Divisions (including RMS Sub-Divisions). There was delay in placing the orders due to late receipt of information from Circles.
Laptops are expected to reach Sub-Divisions within next 4-6 weeks.

Postmasters Cadre-Selection process of personnel

You are aware that recently the Department introduced Postmaster Group B Service, by diverting 161 PSS Group B Post.

The proposal of the Department is as follows:

"Of the 116 posts of Sr.Postmaster Gazatted with grade Pay of Rs 4800, 75 % posts shall be filled up through limited Departmental competitive examination to be thrown to IPOs, LSG, HSG/II and HSG/1 official working in the post offices with 5 years of regular service in either or all the cadres together and remaining 25% posts shall be filled up by promotion of postmaster Grade III i.e. HSG/1 with 5 years of regular service"

Other changes:

1. Postmaster Grade I (LSG) shall be filled up 100 % among PAs with 5 years of service

2. Postmaster Grade II (HSG/II) shall be filled up 100% from PM Grade I (LSG) with 3 years of service.

3. Postmaster Grade III (HSG/I) shall be filled up 100% from PM Grade II (HSG/II) with 3 years of service.

4. Postmaster (Gazetted) shall be filled up75 % from IPO, LSG, HSG/2, and HSG/1 WORKING IN POST OFFICES with 5 years of service.


Members are encouraged to offer their views through posting of comments.

Change in P.S.S. Group B Examination Pattern

Question papers will be objective types including paper IV except précis writing.
• Answer should be marked in Ball point pen.
• All work for the preparation, printing of Hall tickets, Invigilation, preparation of question paper and correction will be done thro out sourcing

In future all the Departmental promotional examination Inspector Posts, LGO etc and Direct recruitment examination for PA/SA will be conducted in the said manner

The Department called for sealed bids from the eligible bidders who conducted several examinations. The Tender will be opened on 28.04.2010 at 16.00 hrs. The earnest money is 22 Lakhs. The contract is valid for 2 years.

The bidder shall:
• Design application with barcode ICR/OMR, process the application, printing and distribution of hall tickets, preparation of question papers, correction of answer sheet, prepare the All India merit list
• Make arrangement of distribution of question paper throughout the centers, hiring halls, making arrangement for invigilation.


NB: The change is not likely to be applicable to the Exam notified to be held in May 2010.

Members are encouraged to offer their views through posting of comments.

Monday, March 22, 2010

PI for Jan-March 2010 Issue with Farewell Message from GS

A soft copy of the Postal Inspector of Jan-March 2010 Issue received from CHQ with Farewell Message of Sri S Samuel GS has been forwarded to members of Orissa Circle Branch Association whose e-mail Ids are available with the CS. If any other member wants to have a soft copy of the magazine, he/she is requested to send the request to e-mail Id:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The issue of upgradation of GP of IPs

It is quite evident from the comments posted by visitors of this blog that every IP /ASP is anxious to know the present position of the proposal for upgrdation of GP of IPs. Quite naturally, every IP/ASP is expecting the CHQ to move fast to get the proposal implemented at any cost. Strangely, the blog of CHQ which ought to keep us updated on such a serious issue does not provide any information on this and deals with almost outdated issues like who got promoted 1-2 years ago through PS Gr.B Exam out of turn because of the wrong policy of the Dept. Issues of this type keep us divided rather than creating unity contrary to the motto of the Association. I don't think this matter creates any interest among majority of IPs /ASPs. I get the feeling that the very subject of promotion to PS Gr.B Cadre through examination or through seniority-cum-fitness has now lost its sheen because of the non-alluring financial benefit it provides vis-a-vis a high degree of responsibility and workload the promotional post carries. The burning issue is, therefore, the proposal for upgradtion of IPs and ASPs which will benefit the masses and not the PS Gr.B Examination. Many Circles have already requested the CHQ to go ahead with the proposal for merger of IP and ASP cadres for the purpose of getting upgraded GP for IPs which will also indirectly benefit ASPs through MACPS. Through posting in this blog and through comments posted in the blog of the CHQ, Orissa Circle Branch Association of AIAIASP once again urges CHQ functionaries to act fast with the proposal of upgradation of GP of IPs. We need not wait for the AIC's resolution which will be nothing but a formality.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Posting against the post of SSPOs, Puri Division

Circle Office has released orders posting Sri B N Lenka, AD, RO, Berhampur as SSPOs, Puri Division on ad hoc promotion vice Sri S B Satapathy retiring on superannuation on 31.03.2010 A/N. Sri Lenka is due to retire on superannuation on 30.04.2010 A/N.

8% DA hike for Central Govt. Employees

On 19.03.2010 Union Cabinet approved 8% DA hike for Central Govt. Employees (from existing 27% to 35%) w.e.f 1.1.2010.
Source: News Agencies

Circular letter from CO for grant of Special CL for CWC meeting 21.03.2010

A scanned copy of the CO, Bhubaneswar letter No.WL/24-7/2001 dated 12.03.2010 is reproduced below for information of Office-bearers and CWC Members for attending the CWC meeting on 21.03.2010(Sunday) at 10.30 hrs in the Recreation Club Room of Bhubaneswar GPO.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The issue of upgradation of GP of IPs

It is learnt from CHQ sources that the proposal for upgradation of GP of IPs, ASPs and PS Gr.B Officers which was resubmitted to Finance Ministry has been returned again without getting a favorable decision. The details of the remarks for rejecting the proposal are not known.
The matter will come up for discussion / deliberation in the Association forum in the AIC to be held in New Delhi on 3rd & 4th April 2010 to decide the course of action to be followed in connection with the proposal.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Transfers and postings IPs and ASPs in HQ Region

Sri Jayant Kumar Das, IP, Pattamundai Sub-Division is posted as IP Salipur Sub-Division
Sri Ajay Kumar Swain, IP, Salipur Sub-Division is posted as IP Jatni Sub-Division
Sri R K Singh, ASP(HQ), Cuttack North Division is posted as ASP(OD), Cuttack City Division
Sri B B Mohanty, PI, Cuttack RMS who is attached to CO as Manager, Project Arrow is allowed to continue.
Transfer of Sri Khageswar Mahanta, ASP I/c, Puri Sub-Division who has completed his tenure posting is put on hold for the time being. It is expected that he will be given officiating in PS Gr.B post shortly.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Transfers and postings of IPs in HQ Region

Orders have been issued by CO, Bhubaneswar on 11.03.2010 for rotational transfers and postings of the following IPs in HQ Region.
Sri L N Mishra, IP Baripada East is posted as IP, RMS N 2nd Sub-Divn, Bhubaneswar
Sri G P Kar, IP RMS 'N' 1st Sub-Divn is posted as OS, Cuttack City Division
Sri G D Mohanty, OS, Cuttack City Divn is posted as IP, Cuttack West Sub-Division
Sri Soumya Chatterji, IP (PG), Bhadrak Division now attached to CO as IP(Bldg) is posted as IP, Jaleswar East Sub-Division.

Transfers and postings of two more IPs in HQ Region who have completed their tenure in Sub-Divisional assignments are expected soon.

No inter-region transfer of IP/ASP is made now apparently on the ground that it will create more vacancies of IPs in Berhampur and Sambalpur Regions which is not acceptable to these Regions. However, the Association will renew the request for considering inter-region transfers once the result of IP Exam is out.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Publications and Guides for PS Group B examination

An extract of the e-mail message from the GS in connection with the matter mentioned above is reproduced below for our members.


At the initiative of DG Posts, PTC Vadodara has brought out the following publications to the benefit of aspiring candidates for PS Group B examination:
(1) Question papers of past years for the PS Gr B Exam.
(2) Reading material.
(3) Model question paper containing 5 sets.
Cost of one complete set is Rs 1000/- (Rupees One thousand only). Remittance should be made by eMO only to the following address:

Publication Division, Postal Training Centre, Vadodara 390022

Publications will be sent by speed post. Please write your complete address with PIN code in the communication portion of the MO form.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Circle Working Committee meeting notified to be held on 21.03.2010 (Sunday)



Sri Sreekant Kar

Sri B B Mohanty
Circle Secretary
Phone: 0674-2396772

Sri Pitabas Jena



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 21st March 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
  2. Ensuing 36th All India Conference on 3-4 April 2010 in New Delhi- Raising of funds and Nomination of delegates from the Circle
  3. Review of financial position of the Association, approval to the expenditure already made & to be made for activities of the Association
  4. Subject matters for debate / discussion and decision of CWC thereon

1) Issues relating to ad hoc promotion to ASP and PS Gr.B cadres

2) Sixth Pay Commission anomaly

3) Constitution of separate Postmasters Grade by the Department

4) Provision of infrastructure to Sub Divisions.

5) Allotment of surplus qualified IP candidates.

6) P.S. Gr. B Examination

7) Re- organisation of Sub Divisions

8) Denial of promotion as AAO to IP/ASP qualified in JAO Exam

9) Provision of infrastructure to Sub Divisions

10) Any other subject with the approval of the chair

5. Organisational Review/ Membership Verification

6. Postal Inspector

7. Any other item with 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Sri S Samuel, General Secretary, AI Assn of Inspectors & ASPs-cum-Senior Postmaster, Thyagaraya Nagar HO, Chennai-600 017 for kind information.
  3. The President and all office-bearers and CWC members of the Association.
  4. The Secretary, Bhubaneswar GPO PRC for kind information. He is requested to spare the accommodation in the PRC for CWC meeting on 21.03.2010
  5. The Sr. Postmaster, Bhubaneswar GPO for kind information.
  6. Sri S B Mahapatra, President, CHQ for kind information.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Non-receipt of Service Book and Reports delays MACPS for IPs & ASPs

Service Books, CRs and Special Reports were called for by CO on 22/28.01.2010 from Divisional units for MACPS. Almost all units have not yet supplied the required documents to CO for the pupose. Action at CO level is held up for want of required documents. CO has issued reminders.
IPs and ASPs at the field level, particularly, ASPs(HQ) /Office-Supervisors are requested to take necessary action to obtain and send the required documents to CO as early as possible.

CS writes to Chief PMG on rotational transfer

Circle Secretary wrote to Chief PMG (with copy to ROs)for honouring the instruction issued by CO on rotational transfer. A scanned copy of the letter is reproduced below for information of our members.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

36th All India Conference- Notification by CHQ


CHQ: Qtr.No.12, Khursheed Square, P&T Colony, Civil Line,
New Delhi-110054

Senior Postmaster (Retd)
Bhubaneswar GPO
Bhubaneswar 751001
Off:0674 -2390165 Res: 2391087
Mob: 09437190518

S. Samuel, M.A, B.L.
General Secretary
Senior Postmaster
Thyagaraya Nagar HPO.
Chennai 600 017
Off: 044–24346691 Res: 22433702
Mob: 094441 44764

S.Ravi, B.Sc,B.L.
Assistant Director (RB)
Postal Directorate
New Delhi 110 001
Off: 011 – 23036204, Res-23811333
Mob: 09868093101

No.CHQ/IASP/01 dated 01.03.2010


Under the provisions of article 25 of the Constitution of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendent Posts, it is hereby notified that the biennial 36th All India Conference of the Association will be held at New Delhi on 3rd & 4th April 2010.

Venue: Sri Guru Ram Rai Udasin Ashram, Aram Bagh, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi - 110055

1. Approval of Annual Report of CHQ for the period from 23.01.2008 to 01.04.2010.
2. Approval of audited accounts of CHQ for the period from 23.01.2008 to 01.04.2010.
3. Subject matters for debate/discussion and decision thereon.

(1) Sixth Pay Commission anomaly
(2) Constitution of separate Postmasters Grade by the Department
(3) Provision of infrastructure to Sub Divisions.
(4) Regular promotions to P.S. Gr. B
(5) Allotment of surplus qualified IP candidates.
(6) Second CRC
(7) P.S. Gr. B Examination
(8) Re- organisation of Sub Divisions
(9) Training on ITES to IP & ASP.
(10)Denial of promotion as AAO to IP/ASP qualified in JAO Exam
(11) Provision of infrastructure to Sub Divisions
(12) Women & youth participation in Association activities
(13)Activities in association with PSI
(14) Any other subject with the approval of the chair

4. Organisational Review
5. Financial Review
6. Membership Verification
7. Approval for Draft Resolutions
8. Amendments to Constitution, if any.
9. Postal Inspector
10. Election of Office Bearers
11. Next All India Conference.

All CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries and delegates are requested to attend.

General secretary

New Director (Technology) in Postal Directorate

As per orders issued by Directorate on 03.03.2010, Sri L K Dash (IPoS 2001 Batch) on ad hoc promotion to DPS cadre is posted as Director (Technology) in Postal Directorate vice Sri V K Gupta promoted to PMG cadre. Earlier Sri Dash was shown posted as DPS, Silliguri & NB Region.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

6th Biennial Divisional Conference of AIPEU, Gr.C of Bhubaneswar Division

All India Postal Employees, Gr.C, Bhubaneswar Division held its 6th Biennial Divisional Conference in NALCO Auditorium, Bhubaneswar on 28.02.2010 in very befitting manner. Distinguished NFPE representatives of the Circle including the leader of RJCM were there in the Conference.Two Hon'ble MPs and the Govt. Dy. Chief Whip graced the conference as VIP Guests. Acting Chief PMG Sri P K Bisoi attended the conference as a Guest of Honour. From IP & ASP Cadre, the CHQ President, Circle President, Circle Secretary also joined conference as invitees. Sri Jeeban Sahu, Circle Secretary of Postal Officers' Association also attended the conference as an invitee.

The Circle Secretary of our Association, in his two minutes speech, epmphasised the need for unity among all categories of employees for a united approach to common problems. He assured to extend cooperation and support (other than through strike method) to the Gr.C Union in the Circle on important issues common to all cadres in the Circle if such cooperation/ support is ever sought for.

Right now, Orissa Circle has no regular Chief PMG. Some important issues, particularly ad hoc promotion to ASP and PS Gr.B cadres are not decided as the matter stands referred to Directorate seeking approval for the same. Through the Hon'ble MPs, the NFPE in Orissa has taken initiative for posting of a regular Chief PMG. Let us wait for the result.

Members of AIAIPASP in Orissa Circle are requested to maintain a harmonious relationship with members of other Associations / Unions in the Circle in the best interest of unity among employees of working class which the IP /ASP cadre is very much a part of.

36th All India Conference in New Delhi being held on 3-4 April 2010

As intimated by Delhi Circle Branch Association, the ensuing All India Conference of the Association is being held in New Delhi on 3rd and 4th of April 2010. All India Delegates from Orissa (from within the elected panel) who are interested to attend the AIC at New Delhi are required to reserve berths in trains on their own arrangement and to intimate the journey plan to the Circle Secretary over phone / by e-mail so that the same can be intimated to the organisers of Delhi Circle immediately for arranging their stay there. Delegates are required to reach New Delhi on 03.04.2010 morning and the journey plan should be made accordingly. Circle Working Committee meeting (which will be held in two week's time from now) will decide the quantum of reimbursement to delegates from the Association fund.