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Monday, October 31, 2011

DPC for PS Gr.B

PS Gr. B DPC is reportedly held on 28.10.2011. Details of the results are awaited.

Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy retires

Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy, DG (Posts) retired on superannuation on 31.10.2011 A/N. AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch wishes her a happy retired life.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Shri Muralidhar Singh, Supdt, CSD, Bhubaneswar is retiring on 31.10.2011 on superannuation. AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch wishes him happy and peaceful retired life. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Modification of posting orders in ASP Cadre

Sri Promod Kumar Nanda on reversion from officiating in PS Gr.B was earlier posted as ASP (HQ), Puri Division in place of Sri B M Dasmohapatra who was shown posted as PI, Cuttack RMS to remain attached to CO as ASP(Staff). 

Now, Sri Promod Kumar Nanda is posted as ASP (Staff), CO, Bhubaneswar and the posting orders of Sri Dasmohapatra as ASP (Staff) is cancelled, meaning that he will continue in his present assignment as ASP(HQ), Puri.

One per cent Interest Subvention on Housing Loans upto Rs.15 lakh with cost of the house not exceeding Rs.25 lakhs

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal under 1% interest subvention on housing loan scheme liberalising the limit of housing loan up to Rs.15 lakh where cost of the house does not exceeding Rs.25 lakh from the present limit of Rs.10 lakh and Rs.20 lakh respectively, and designating National Housing Bank (NHB) as the Nodal Agency (NA) for implementing the scheme both for Scheduled Commercial Banks and Housing Finance Companies.
A budgetary provision of Rs.500 crore has been made for the financial year 2011-12 for implementing the scheme.
                The existing scheme of 1% interest subvention of housing loans upto Rs.10 lakh, provided the cost of the housing unit does not exceed Rs.20 lakh was approved by the Cabinet in September, 2009. The scheme provides interest subsidy on housing loans as a measure to generate additional demand for credit and to improve affordability of housing to borrowers in the lower and middle income groups. Reserve Bank of India and National Housing Bank were designated as the nodal agencies for implementing the scheme for Scheduled Commercial Banks and Housing Finance Companies respectively.
Consequent upon raising the eligibility limit of the housing loan, limit of subsidy for an individual borrower would increase to Rs.14,865 for a loan of Rs.15 lakh on reducing balance basis from the present limit of Rs.9910 for a loan of Rs.10 lakh.
Source: PIB Release, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

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Friday, October 21, 2011

DPC for PS Gr.B likely shortly

The news posted in CHQ blog is reproduced below:

Today, I visited Postal Directorate and it came to notice that all below bench mark cases have been received back from Circles after review. Now, work relating to grading of ACRs / APARs is under progress in SPG Division. No date for conducting the DPC has been fixed so far. Same is likely to be conducted shortly.

 (Roop Chand)
General Secretary

Transfers and postings in PS Gr.B /JTS Gr.A

Shri L N Sahani, Dy. Manager, PPP, Bhubaneswar on promotion to JTS Gr.A is posted as SSRM, 'N' Division Cuttack. Status  of the Division is now raised to JTS Gr.A.

Shri Trilochan Ray, SRM, RMS 'N' Division on transfer is posted as Dy. Manager, PPP, Bhubaneswar in place of Shri Sahani..

Shri R N Pradhan on reallotment to Odisha Circle is posted as Manager, PPP, Bhubaneswar in place of Shri Jeeban Sahoo who is allotted to Chhatisgarh Circle

Shri A K Nayak, SSPOs, Bhubaneswar on regular promotion to JTS Gr. A is retained in his present place of posting.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Orders of Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench in OA No.381/2010

The extract of the orders (in para 33 to 35 ) dated 19.10.2011 of the Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench in OA No.381/2010 is reproduced below for information of all conerned.
33.  Thus, within the parameters prescribed by the Apex Court in respect of the powers of the Tribunal in dealing with the fixation of Pay scale the case has been considered and the Tribunal is of the considered view that there is no justification in denying the Inspector(Posts) the higher Grade Pay of Rs 4600 when the same is admissible to Inspectors of other Departments with whom parity has been established by the very Sixth Pay Commission vide its report at para 7.6.14 extracted above. The Department of Post also equally recommends the same and as such, at appropriate level, the Ministry of Finance has to have a re-look in the matter dispassionately and keeping in view the aforesaid discussion. The ASPOs, as a result can be granted a grade pay of Rs.4800/- and the Superintendents grade pay of Rs.5400, as in the case of Superintendents of Central Excise & Customs.
34.     In view of the above, the OA is allowed to the extent that keeping in tune with the observations of the Sixth Pay Commission, coupled with the strong recommendations of the Department of Post and also in the light of our discussion as above, first respondent, i.e. the Ministry of Finance shall have a re-look in the matter at the level of Secretary and consider the case of the Inspector (Posts) for upgradation of their grade pay at par with that of the Inspector of income tax, of CBDT and CBEC. This will make the grade pay of Inspector (Posts) at par with that of the promotional post of Assistant Superintendents of Post Offices, it is expedient to consider and upward revision of the grade pay of ASPs as well. All the necessary details and statistics as required by the Ministry of Finance shall be made available by the second Respondent i.e. the Director General of Posts. It is expected that within a reasonable time, the respondents shall arrive at a judicious decision and implement the same.
35.     No costs.
        K NOORJEHAN                                               Dr K.B.S.RAJAN
ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBER                                JUDICIAL MEMBER

The full judgement can be viewed by visiting:
or via: by selecting Case No 381 of 2010 in respect of Ernakulam Bench

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Re-allotment of JTS Gr.A Officer to Odisha Circle

Shri R N Pradhan, JTS Gr.A Officer now working in West Bengal Circle has been re-allotted to Odisha Circle. AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch is happy to welcome the officer to home Circle.


A copy of the Directorate letter (page 1) is reproduced below. The following officers of Odisha Circle have got promotion to AO cadre. AIAIASP, Odisha Circle Branch congratulates all officers who have got the promotion. Officers from other Circles are welcome to Odisha Circle.
  1. Shri Sasanka Sekhar Mandal
  2. Shri Amar Kumar Ray
  3. Shri Sankar Prasad Pradhan
  4. Shri Hemanta Kumar Sahoo
  5. Shri Kailash Ch. Rout
  6. Shri Subhash Ch. Patnaik

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New DPS (BD, Mktg & Technology) takes charge

Dr. P V S  Reddy assumed the charge of DPS (BD, Mktg & Technology), CO, Bhubaneswar on 19.10.2011 F/N. The CS alongwith inspectorial staff of CO welcomed the new DPS.

Promotion to JTS Gr.A

The following officers from Orissa Circle have got regular promotion to JTS Gr.A.

Sl. No.
Name of the Officer
Circle to which allotted on promotion
Sri S C Barik
Sri A K Nayak
Sri L N Sahani
Sri Dibakar Patnaik
West Bengal
Sri Jeeban Sahu

AIAIASP, Orissa Circle Branch congratulates the officers on their promotion.

OA No. 381/2010 regarding grade pay of Inspector Posts has been allowed by the Tribunal

News posted in the Blog for GP Hike of  IPs  is reproduced below for information of all concerned.

Dear friends,
         Our case regarding  Grade Pay of Inspector Posts, ( OA  No. 381/10) was allowed by the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench today with a direction to the Secretary (Ministry of Finance) (1st respondent) to take necessary action to upgrade the grade pay of Inspector Posts to Rs 4600 at par with Inspector of Income Tax / CBDT/CBEC, as per the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission. The Hon'ble Tribunal also observed that this would make the GP of IPs at par with the present GP of ASPs and hence it would be desirable to upgrade the GP of ASPs as well accordingly. 

           Copy of the judgement will be received shortly. Further course of action may be decided after getting the order copy. Thanks for all your support and cooperation. 

Note: Copy of the judgement, after receipt from court will be supplied by email, if desired.
Special thanks.
AIAIASP, Odisha Circle expresses its special thanks and gratitude to Mr. Permanand & Co. for achieving what the Association could not do. Mr. Permanad & Co. emerged as the real Hero. Justice alone prevails. Hats off to judiciary for delivering the justice.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meeting of the committee for looking in promotional prospects of IPOs/ASPOs

The news posted in the CHQ blog is reproduced below for information of members.
As notified by the Department, I alongwith Shri Hari Mohan, Circle Secretary, Punjab Circle Branch attended the meeting of the committee for looking in promotional prospects of IPOs/ASPOs. The meeting was held under the chairpersonship of the Member(P) in cordial atmosphere.

At the outset, we demanded for upgradation of GP of Rs.4200/- to Rs.4600/- for IP and merger of the post of the ASP with the post of PS Group 'B' in order to remove anomoly in the hiechary of IPOs/ASPOs cadre. The chairperson informed that it is not possible in view of the observations of the Secretary (Posts) in the meeting held on 11.08.2011. Proposal submitted by the Association to the Department on 27.09.2011 will not be acceptable to the DOPT/MOF. Hence, it is not possible to consider the same at this stage.

It was suggested by the official side that in order to upgrade  the GP of IP from Rs.4200/- to Rs. 4600/- and to   increase promotional prosepcts of IPOs/ASPOs, all posts of ASP (HQ)/OS in JTS/STS Divisions in Postal/RMS will be upgraded as Dy. Supdt. in P.S. Group 'B' with GP Rs.4800/- alongwith upgradation of some posts of ASP/IP in PTC/R.O./C.O./ Speed Post Centres in to P.S.Group 'B'. Remaining posts of ASPOs will be merged with the posts of IPOs with GP of Rs.4600/- to remove the problem of hiechary and to make it comparable with the Inspectors in CBDT/ CBEC. Necessary data in this regard will be collected by the Establishment Division of the  Postal Directorate from all Circles and the matter will be discussed in the next meeting to be held on 03.11.2011.


Judgement in OA No.381/2010 in Hon'ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench comes up on 19.10.2011

The news posted in the Postal Inspectors Blog for Grade Pay Hike is reproduced below for information of members

Dear friends,
                    As per the cause list of Ernakulam CAT (Court II), our case No.381/2010 has been listed (at Sl. No.1) for 19.10.2011  for pronouncement of orders. We may hope for the best.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

SB/SC deceased claim cases - clarification on attestation of Annexure II & III

  SB ORDER NO. 21/2011

No. F.No.113-07/2008-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001, Dated: 12.10.2011
All Heads of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.
Subject:- Attestation of Annexure-II (Affidavit) and Annexure-III (Disclaimer on Affidavit) in case of deceased claim case preferred where there is no nomination- a clarification regarding.
Sir / Madam,
The undersigned is directed to say that after issue of new procedure for payment of amount of Savings Bank/Certificates in the name of deceased depositor/holders circulated vide SB Order No.25/2010 dated 24.12.2010, this office was receiving many references from the field units regarding attestation of Annexure-II and III by the Notary Public. The matter was referred to Min..of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs for clarification.

2.             Min. of Finance (DEA) has now clarified that the matter was referred to Min. of Law and Justice who opined that Annexure-II and III may be attested either by Oath Commissioner or by Notary Public. Therefore, it is requested that necessary amendment may be made in these forms accordingly. Amendment to the forms notified by Min. of Finance in respect of PPF and Sr. Citizen Savings Scheme will be made by the ministry shortly.

3.             It is requested that this clarification may be circulated to all all field units and all deceased claim cases kept pending for this reason should be settled urgently.

4.             This issues with the approval of DDG(FS).
Yours faithfully,
(Kawal Jit Singh)
Assistant Director (SB)
Source: CHQ Blog

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Transfers and postings in Gr.A Service in Directorate

Shri Subrat Das (IPoS 1991) on return from deputation is posted as Director (PMU) in Directorate vice Shri R Anand proceeding on deputation.

Ms. Pratibha Nath (IPoS 1993), Jt. Director, PSCI Ghaziabad is posted as Director (Training) in Directorate

Shri K Ravi Babu, ADG (Technology), Directorate is posted as Dy. Director, CEPT, Mysore.

Update on health condition of Shri P K Behera who is suffering from cancer

The CS accompanied by Shri D P Nayak, Shri Pitabasa Jena and Shri Ajay Kumar Swain visited Shri P K Behera, ASP(OD) (on leave) at his residence on 14.10.2011 evening. The balance amount of Rs.11500/- contributed after 02.08.2011 by the following persons  was made over to Shri Behera.

Sl. No.
Name (Sri/Smt./Ms)
Contribution in Rs.
Yera Polayya
IP, Boudh
Jagdish Dash
IP, Kujang
Kailash Ch. Sahu
OA, Divnl Office, Berhampur
Asit Ku. Nayak
ASP(I/C), Puri
Isidore Ekka
ASP(I/C), Rourkela
Ekalabya Choudhury
ASP(I/C), Balangir
Tikan Ku. Debata
IP, Angul West
Pranab Mishra
IP, Angul East
Postmaster & Staff
Puri HO
Maheswar Sethi
Gajendra Prasad Kar
Sanjeet Ku. Satpathy
IP, CK Central Sub-Divn
Alekh Ku. Mohanty
Dy. Manager, PPP, BBSR
Postmaster & Staff
Hinjlicut S.O, Ganjam Dist.



It is found that the condition of the health of Shri Behera is deteriorating fast. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Assumption of charge

Shri Trilochan Ray has assumed the charge of SRM 'N' Division Cuttack on 12.10.2011 A/N.

Shri G C Mohanty has assumed the charge of SPOs, Mayurbhanj Division on 14.10.2011 F/N.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Re-allotment of Sri G C Mohanty to Odisha Circle

Shri Golak Chandra Mohanty, a PS Gr.B officer who was earlier allotted to Bihar Circle is re-allotted to Odisha Circle and posted as SPOs, Mayurbhanj Division. Shri K S Giri who was earlier posted as SPOs Mayurbhanj Division has been continuing on leave.

Meeting notice for committee for looking into promotional prospects of IPOs/ASPOs constituted under the Chairpersonship of Member(P)-regarding.

Copy of Postal Directorate No.01/01/2011-SR dated 11.10.2011 is reproduced below for information of all members:-

This has reference to SR Section's Office Order of even No. dated 09.09.2011 on the above mentioned subject.  The Chairperson will take a meeting of the committee on 18.10.2011 at 11.00 AM in K.R. Murthy Room, Dak Bhawan, New Dehi.

2. It is requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting.

(Subhash Chander)
Director (SR & Legal)

All Members are requested to kindly submit their views/suggestions on the above to the Circle Association through e-mail to Id: by 14.10.2011 so that the same can be compiled and communicated to CHQ by 16.10.2011 as per instruction received from the GS.