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Sunday, January 30, 2011


Sri Bhaja Govinda Satapathy, SSPOs, Koraput Division is retiring from service on 31.01.2011 on superannuation. 
AIAIASP, Orissa Circle Branch respectfully bids farewell to Sri Satapathy and wishes him a happy and peaceful retired life.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Latest Recruitment Rules for Postman and Mail Guard

Copy of Directorate Letter is reproduced below:

Updates on CAT case

The information from the blog- is reproduced below for information of all concerned.
"Dear Friends,
Our case could not be heard today and is posted after two weeks. The next date of posting will be known by Monday.  If the case is not heard on next sitting, early hearing request will be filed in CAT.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Republic Day Greetings

Oriya litterateur Dr. Sitakant Mohapatra nominated for Padma Vibhusan Award

A sprinkling of eminent personalities from Bollywood, art, literary, sports, trade and industry and civil services were among the 128 persons chosen for this year's Padma awards announced on the eve of Republic Day.

Government made no announcement about Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award.
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, who died yesterday, was the last awardee in this category in 2008.

Hindi film veterans Shashi Kapoor, Waheda Rehman, music composer Khayyam and playback singer S P Balasubramanyam were named among the Padma Bhushan awardees.

Tabasum Hashmi Khan alias Tabu and Kajol were chosen in the Padma Shri category.
Former Attorney General and eminent jurist K Parasaran, art historian Kapila Vatsayan, India's first woman photographer Homai Vyarawalla, Malayalam writer O N V Kurup and Oriya literary personality Sitakant Mohapatra, late Gandhian L C Jain, former Governor A R Kidwai, Chairperson of 13th Finance Commission Vijay Kelkar, distinguished materials scientist P Rama Rao are the other personalities chosen for the Padma Vibhushan award.

In sports, those selected for Padma Shri awards were cricketer V V S Laxman, weightlifter Kunjarani Devi, wrestler Sushil Kumar, ace shooter Gangan Narang and discus thrower Krishna Poonia.

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran, Industrialist Yogi Deveshwar, banker Chanda Kochar, Infosys executive Kris Gopalakrishnan, K Anji Reddy of Reddy labs, Rajinder Singh Pawar, former civil servants M N Buch and Surinder Singh, Kathakali artist M Vasudevan Nair, theatre personality from Maharashtra Satyadev Dubey, were listed in the Padma Bhushan category.

The other Padma Shri awardees included playback singer Usha Uthap, bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, Kashmir University Vice chancellor Riyaz Punjabi, Tamil literary personality Dr Avvai Natarajan, Dogri writer Devi Dutt Sharma and former Delhi Univesity Upendra Baxi.

Subra Suresh, Director of National Science Foundation in the US and an advisor of President Barack Obama, and Gene Campaign activist Suman Sahai were those selected in the science category in Padma awards.(ST-25/01).

Detailed List of Padma Awardees at

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Agitational programme on the issue of upgradation of GP of IPs

Members of AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch are reminded of the agitational programme to be started from 1st week of February 2011 as per the resolution passed in Circle Working Committee meeting held on 05.12.2010. Heads of the Circle, Regions and Divisions have already been informed of the aigtational programme through the letter/e-mail of the Association on 31.12.2010.

The issue assumes significance as the Govt. is dithering on the action and decision in the matter. The pretext that CAT case is sub judice in the matter is untenable as there is no order from any quarter restraining the Govt. from taking necessary action in the matter.  Further the Association, or for that matter, the entire IP cadre can not be held hostage by the action of one individual IP (who has filed CAT case and who is not even a member of AIAIASP). In fact, the Govt has mentioned in the reply to the additional rejoinder in the CAT case that the proposal of merger of IP & ASP cadres is under the consideration of the Govt. It has also mentioned at the same breath that because the Association has demanded retaining Gazetted status for existing ASPs, the proposal of merger of IPs (Non-Gazetted) and ASPs(Gazetted) is not feasible. While it is mentioned from Applicant’s side about the fact of merger of JAO cadre (which was non-Gazetted) with AAO Cadre (which is Gazetted), the Govt. has consciously  misled judicial forum giving the examples relating to the Grade pay of `5400/- in Pay Band 3 and Pay Band  2. The Govt, very well knows that this example is not relevant to the issue but has mentioned it deliberately to create confusion so that IPs are denied of the due upgradation of GP. When IP cadre justifiably puts forth its argument in the CAT case for upgradtion of GP of IPs to `4600/- at par with their counter parts in other Central Govt. Departments, the Govt. pleads that this is not possible because it will have cascading effect on the ASP and PS Gr.B cadres. But the Govt bothers least about the fact that the Overseers (Postmen on MACP) and IPs are now at the same Grade Pay of `4200/-. It is very much clear from the stand taken by the Govt. in the CAT case that the excersise so far undertaken by the Department relating to the issue of upgradation of GP of IPs is nothing but a mere eyewash and the real intention of the Department is not to facilitate upgradation of GP of IPs but to obstruct it any how.“Skandhah na badhati Rajan taba badhati badhate”.

In such situation we have no other option but to start agitational programme to show our protest and express our resentment, of course, in a democratic and peaceful manner. Let a message expressly go that the IP cadre is very much unhappy the way the Govt. is handling the issue. The Dept. has tested enough patience of IP cadre. Let us make a beginning for demonstrating our resentment. Time has come to reciprocate the action of the Department in appropriate manner. As time passes on, other methods of trade union activities will be decided to be undertaken.

As per the resolution passed in the CWC meeting, members of AIAIASP Odisha Circle Branch will wear black badge in the first week of every month starting from February 2011. We are now very close to the starting time of such agitation.

All members of AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch are, therefore, requested to get themselves ready for the agitational programme in the manner it is resolved in the CWC meeting. Office-bearers are requested to coordinate the agitational programme at CO, RO and DO level.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

DPC for regular promotion to ASP cadre

DPC has been held for regular promotion to ASP cadre in Odisha Circle in respect of four officials. DPC result is expected next week.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Updates on CAT Case OA No.381/2010

The posting in the blog is copied here for information of all concerned.
"Dear friends,
     Our case is posted on 27.01.2011 for FINAL hearing. All the points for argument have already been discussed with the Advocate. We may hope for the best. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DPC for regular promotion to PS Gr.B cadre for the vacancies for the year 2011

Directorate vide letter No.9-1/2011-SPG dated 12.01.2011 has called for copy of ACRs and Vigilance Clearance Report of  429 IP line officials by 31.03.2011 for consideration for regular promotion to PS Gr. B cadre through DPC for the vacancy for the year 2011 .

The list includes the following IP line officials from Orissa Circle.
Sl. No.
Sl. No. in the list of Directorate Letter
Name of the IP line Official
S/ Sri
IP Batch
Hajaru Pradhan
At present retired compulsorily
Premananda  Pal
Passed Gr. B Exam & working in JTS Gr.A cadre
K C Ghadei

Khageswar Mohanta

Krupasindhu Behera
Kalu Ch. Jena
C handramani Mohapata

K P Parida

Surendranath Panda

Prasan Ku. Patra

Mohan Ch. Naik

Suresh Ku. Mishra

Subas Candra Barik
Passed Gr. B Exam
B C Marandi
D K Dehury (ST)
Hadu Sethi (SC)

Bhagabat Sethi (SC)

Chaturbhuja Meher (SC)

Tarakanta Patra (SC)
Banamali Patra (SC)

R D Soren (ST)

(Last OC 1988 Batch, ST/SC: 1989/90 Batch)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wedding of Sri Soumya Chatterjee, IP, Jaleswar East Sub-Divn

Sri Soumya Chatterjee, IP, Jaleswar East Sub-Divn is marrying Ms.Debasri Mitra on 26th January 2011. Reception is on 28.01.2011 at Minati House, Mahamayatala, Garia 700084 (WB) (Near 228 Bus Stand). Sri Chatterjee has sent invitation to all the members of AIAIASP, Orissa Circle Branch to join the wedding.

AIAIASP, Orissa Circle Branch thanks Sri Chatterjee for the invitation and wishes all the best to the young couple.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Update of CAT case

The posting in the blog is copied here for information of all concerned.

"Dear friends,
Today we have discussed the case with the Advocate for the argument purpose. However, as informed by the counsel, our case will not be heard tomorrow due the absence of the Judge. The case is likely to be posted after 18.01.2011 for final hearing. Any further updates will be given in due course. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Option of surplus IP candidates for chosing Circles of posting

Directorate has asked Circle Office, Bhubaneswar to collect choice of Circles for posting from suplus IP candidates of IP Exam 2009 and to forward the same to Directorate by 25.01.2011.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Grounds for argument in CAT case No.381/2010

The posting in the blog is copied here for information and comments of all concerned.
"Dear friends,
On the basis of reply given by the respondents, some grounds have been prepared for argument on 14.01.2010, which is furnished below :

Ground 1:      
It is a fact and has been admitted by the respondents in para 5 of the 2nd  additional reply statement dated 24.12.10 that “The 6th CPC in para No. 7.6.14 recommended for upgradation of the Pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 to Rs.6500-10500 with a view to bring the Inspector Posts on par with Assistants in CSS and Inspectors and analogous post in CBDT/CBEC.” The same was accepted by the Government. Hence, Inspector Posts are entitled for the grade Pay of Rs.4600 to maintain the parity established by the Central Pay commission with Assistants in CSS and Inspectors and analogous post in CBDT/CBEC.

Ground 2:
            Grade Pay of Assistants in CSS, which were in the Pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 as on 01.01.2006, was enhanced from Rs.4200 to Rs.4600 vide MOF OM dated 16.11.09 (A-11). 6th CPC in para 3.1.3 (A-20) recommended to maintain parity with the similarly placed personnel employed in field offices and the secretariat. In the recommendation, it was made clear that this parity would need to be absolute up to the grade of Assistants. Hence the parity between Assistants and Inspector Posts must be maintained. The argument that only group B posts in CSS (i.e Section Officer) are comparable with the Group B post in Department of Posts (i.e Superintendent of Post offices), denying the parity between Assistants in CSS and Inspector Posts, is against the recommendation of the 6th CPC.

Ground 3:
            MOF vide OM dated 13.11.2009(A-9) enhanced the grade Pay of Posts which were in the Pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 01.01.2006 to Rs.4600, which was reproduced in the MOF OM dated 16.11.09 (A-11) and on the basis of that grade Pay of Inspectors in CBDT/CBEC enhanced from Rs.4200 to Rs.4600. It is a fact and has been admitted by the respondents that the Pay scale of Inspector Posts was upgraded to Rs.6500-10500 by the 6th CPC as on 01.01.2006. Thus the Pay scale of Inspector Posts as on 01.01.2006 was Rs.6500-10500 and hence the benefit of OM dated 13.11.2009 must be given to Inspector Posts also, as already given to Inspectors in CBDT/CBEC.

Ground 4:
            As clarified by MOF vide Annexure A-13, that in case of upgradation of Posts as a result of recommendation of 6th CPC, the grade Pay corresponding to the upgraded Post should be given. It is a fact and has been admitted by the respondents that the Pay scale of Inspector Posts was upgraded to Rs.6500-10500. Also, the corresponding grade Pay w.r.t Pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 is Rs.4600 w.e.f 01.01.2006 as evident from MOF OM dated 13.11.2009 (A-9) and dated 16.11.2009 (A-11). Hence Inspector Posts are entitled for grade Pay of Rs.4600 w.e.f 01.01.2006.

Ground 5:
            The contention of the respondents that the merger of Inspector Posts and ASPOs is not practically feasible as the Association is requesting for retaining gazetted status for the existing ASPOs, is not having any ground as in the Department of Post itself, the Post of Junior Accounts Officer (JAO), which was having non-gazetted status is merged with Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) with gazetted status. Moreover, ASP and IPs have similar nature duties. Till today no higher responsibility or duties have been bestowed to ASPOs and no separate duty has been defined for them. Even after conferring Gazetted status no higher responsibility has been given to ASPs.

Ground 6:
            Inspector Posts should not be downgraded in comparison with their counter parts in CBDT/CBEC and Assistants in CSS only due to existence of an intermediary post in Department of Posts. Parity was given by the 5th and 6th CPC even after observing the intermediary posts and the parity should be maintained. Hence, existence of ASP cadre is not a valid reason to deny the due Grade Pay to Inspector Posts. If the Dept. feels it to be a hindrance for granting the eligible GP to Inspector Posts, then it is for the Dept. to resolve the issue. But it cannot deny the due benefits, which similarly placed Inspectors are enjoying. Department may find out the ways to settle the issue, if they feel it exists, after giving grade Pay of rs.4600 to Inspector Posts. Internal constraints, even if exists as per the view of the Department, cannot be a reason for not implementing a general order.

    You are requested to share your views at the earliest as our case is posted on 14.01.2011. Email may also be sent at Id . 
Permanand. "

Friday, January 7, 2011

News regarding CAT Case OA No.381/2010

The posting in the blog is copied here for information and comments of all concerned,

"Dear friends,
You may be aware that our CAT case regarding Grade Pay is posted on 14.01.2010. Respondents has given their reply to the Additional Rejoinder and copy of the same is uploaded for perusal.In the reply, Respondents have admitted that Pay scale of Inspector post was upgraded from Rs.5500-9000 to Rs.6500-10500 from 01.01.2006. Now the respondents are defending by falsification of Documents as stated in Para 7 and many more places in the reply. It is stated that " .....due to issue of orders by Nodal Ministry on 13.11.2009, extending the benefit of grade Pay of Rs.4600 to such posts, which were in the Pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 prior to 1-1-2006 the Inspector in CBDT/CBEC could derive the benefit, and as the upgradation is only from 1-1-2006, the Inspector Posts could not be extended the same. ......"  
The extract of the OM dated 13.11.2009 issued by the MOF is reproduced below
 ".....Consequent upon the Notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, Department of Expenditure has received a large number of references from administrative ministries / departments proposing upgradations of the posts which were in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 1.1.2006 by been granting them grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2. The matter has been considered and it has now been decided that the posts which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, will be granted pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 ...."
Hence it is clear that Department is trying to defend without having any justification for the same. We have already    submitted all the annexures including OM dated 13.11.2009 of MOF. As the case is posted on 14.01.2011, your comments on the reply by the Dept., is requested.  

Hoping all your cooperation.
With regards,