Monday, May 23, 2016

Rs. 800 cr. for postal payments bank

CAG had termed India Post speed post service best courier service in the country and its revenue was up by 8 per cent during 2015-16 

Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has stated that the Centre would invest Rs.800 crore in the proposed India Post payments bank, which is expected to become operational by March next. Half of it would be from the Department of Posts/Centre and the remaining would be equity.

RBI clearance

An additional Rs.400 crore would be mobilised as equity for the payments bank, to which the Reserve Bank of India had already given clearance, the Minister said here on Sunday while speaking on the sidelines of the three-day annual conference of heads of circles of the Department of Posts.
The payments bank would also offer third-party services of about 50 Indian and overseas financial institutions including insurance products, mutual funds, banking instruments and debt-equity and the board of the bank would decide the modalities of extending such services. “World Bank, Citi Bank, Deutsch Bank, Barclays and several others have already expressed their intent to partner with the India Post payments bank”, the Minister said.

Financial inclusion

Stating that payments bank would become a big platform for financial inclusion in the country, the Union Minister said performance of the Department of Posts had improved considerably during the last two years. He pointed out that from 2 per cent negative growth in revenue from parcel service as part of e-commerce in 2013-14, it went up by 45 per in 2014-15 and by 81 per cent in 2015-16.

The CAG had termed India Post speed post service best courier service in the country and its revenue was up by 8 per cent during 2015-16 compared to the previous year. With 1,54,939 post offices across the country, including 1,29,379 in rural areas, the Department of Posts had played a key role in financial inclusion by having 85.28 lakh accounts with a deposit of over Rs.4,500 crore in Sukanya Samriddhi accounts against just 4 lakh accounts achieved by all other banks put together, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

As part of digitisation and technological up-gradation, the department would soon introduce hand-held devices to 1.3 lakh rural postal staff for speedy and efficient banking, insurance and delivery services.

The Minister said 4,000 devices were already being used on pilot basis in six States including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

Clarification of refund of RD Default fee when Finacle is down in CBS Post offices


Ad-hoc Promotion to JTS Group-A

The following PS Group-B Officer(s) is/are promoted to JTS Gr-A Cadre on temporary and adhoc basis and allotted Regions/posted against the post as mentioned below vide Circle Office Memo No.ST/2-34(3)/2015 dated 16/17-05-2016:-
Sl No
Name of Officer
S/Shri
Present place of posting
Allotted to the Region
Posted on adhoc Promotion
1.
Ratikant Swain  
Asst Manager (Admin), Postal Printing Press, Bhubaneswar
Sambalpur Region
SSPOs, Sundargarh Division, Sundargarh w.e.f. 01-06-2016

Good news for Central Government Pensioners

Good news for Central Government Pensioners

Secy panel on 7th CPC to have key meeting on June 11; salary hikes unlikely to come in July

Secy panel on 7th CPC to have key meeting on June 11; salary hikes unlikely to come in July


The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha processing the report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission is expected to meet on June 11 to finally wrap up its report on the remuneration of government employees.


It is reported that the secretaries panel will finally hear out all the stakeholders, including the Central ministries and Departments, and finalise its report, which will be handed over to the government on June 30.


Sources added that even the Prime Minister’s Office is keen on a favourable pay hike for the central government employees, so the panel is likely to recommend a minimum salary at Rs 24,000 and the highest salary at Rs 2,70,000.


The 7th pay panel headed by AK Mathur had recommended the minimum salary at Rs 18,000 and maximum salary at Rs 2,50,000.


Sources added that the government is exploring options for meeting the additional payout over and above what was recommended by the 7th pay panel. The payout could be substantial with salary hike and arrears adding up to a Rs 1.02 lakh crore burden on government finances.


However, it seems that the government employees will have to wait more for the salary hike. Once the report moves from the table of the empowered group of committee to the cabinet, it is likely to take another month before the notification on pay hike will eventually come.


Even the Finance Ministry is keen that higher salaries reach government employees just before the festive season starting mid-August, as spurt in consumption during the festive period will have a domino effect on the economy.





Source : Zee News

India Post payments bank will be functional by March 17: IT Minister

He said the proposed India Post payments bank will have immense potential to sell third party product and services.
Hyderabad: India Post's payments bank will start functioning from March 2017 and serve as a wider platform to implement financial inclusion programmes, IT & Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday.

"We are going to start the postal payments bank by March 2017. Very soon we will go to the Cabinet and postal payments bank will become operational from March 2017," Prasad told reporters here.

He said the proposed India Post payments bank will have immense potential to sell third party product and services. About 50 companies, including some from abroad, are keen to partner with postal department for the payments bank, like World Bank, Citi from America, Barclay's from England, he said.

Reacting to a query, he said these institutions will offer third party services like insurance products, mutual funds, banking instruments and a variety of financial instruments. Asked on the interest shown by these institutions, the minister said, "...that board will decide, I'm only saying value addition of postal department it is attracting so much global attention." "...they will decide how much to give them. It is a call they will take," he said.

The payments bank of postal department will become a big platform of financial inclusion, Prasad said. "We are going to invest about Rs 800 crore -- Rs 400 crore will be invested by  the department and the remaining amount will be equity part (mobilised as equity)," he said.

"Postal department has the widest network in India. We have 1,54,939 post offices in the country, out of that 25,560 are departmental post offices and 1,29,379 are branch post offices," he said.

"Under (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi, we have decided to re-energise the postal department for India's growth and financial inclusion," he further said. In August 2015, the RBI had given in-principle approval to 11 entities to start payments bank, including the postal department.

The approval is valid for 18 months and all the entities are required to submit a detailed business plan after which they shall be given the final nod.   

Update of IT Modernisation Project as on 31-03-2016

The latest position of implementation is as follows:
  • Primary Data Centre has started functioning at Navi Mumbai since 3rd April, 2013.
  • Disaster Recovery Centre has been powered on at Mysore on 15-05-15.
  • 28014 Departmental Post offices including mail offices and administrative offices have been networked at single Wide Area Network (WAN) and connected to Data Centre.
  • Core Banking Solution (CBS) has been rolled out in 20494 Post Offices.
  • ATMs have been installed in 759 locations.
  • Core Insurance solution (CIS-PLI) has been rolled out in 25406 Post Offices.

CSI Wave-1: Implementation of IDAM (Identity and Access Management) and SSO (Single Sign on) are under progress in Mysore Division.

Other Wave-1 security components are at Data Centre level and they are under implementation.

Anti-virus installed in 74,500 desktops 

  • Enterprise Monitoring System under CSI Wave-1 is a Data Centre level component and it is under implementation.
  • CSI wave 2 Roll out: CSI has been rolled out In Mysore Division from 01.10.2015.
  • Two HOs and Sixty three SOs were migrated to CSI in addition to NSH Mysore.
The following Legacy applications were integrated with CSI. 
  1. eMO 
  2. eMO ePayment 
  3. Register net/ Parcel net 
  4. Speed net 
  5. IPS 
  6. IFS 
  7. RMFS 
  8. NPS 
  9. UAT for Wave 2 & 3 solutions is in progress (Cycle 1 & 2 completed).
  • CSI Integration UAT III completed from 22-06-2015 to 27-06-2015 at Hyderabad.
  • Closure of defects of UAT III completed from 09th to 11th July 2015 at Hyderabad. 

Dispatch of RH Handheld devices started.

3546 devices have been dispatched to Branch Post Offices of Pilot circles.

India Post Payments Bank(IPPB) starts by march 2017 with 100 branches

India Post Payments Bank(IPPB) starts by march 2017 with 100 branches


Government all set to launch special colour coded Aadhaar card for disabled

Government all set to launch special colour coded Aadhaar card for disabled

Aadhaar card will be marked by three different colours — red, blue and yellow to indicate the degree of disability.

The government is all set to launch special colour-coded Aadhaar card for disabled for easy linkage to the government’s schemes and services.

The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry is likely to launch the process for registration of disabled persons on a centralised e-platform to issue Unique Disabled Identity (UDID) cards.

The card will be marked by three different colours — red, blue and yellow to indicate the degree of disability.

First Aadhaar cards are likely to be delivered in August in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh, which is the chosen district for the pilot project.

According to officials, rough estimates put the number of the disabled persons having disability certificate at not more than one crore. The UDID portal is expected to create real time data for planning and disbursal of benefits to the disabled.

The UDID portal will be launched in the public domain in June for registration at the district level and the first cards are likely to be handed out to eligible persons in mid-August. The cards will be marked by a colour bar at one end.

Red colour will indicate disability of 80% and above, blue for disability between 40% and 80% and yellow for disability below 40%.

It has been designed by National School of Design, Ahmedabad. It will have a hologram meshed in to prevent any attempts at duplication.

All applicants will be certified after due verification by the CMO and only then the UDID will be generated.

Considering that everyone may not have access to the online platform, offline applications will also be accepted. “The database will be unique hence there will be no chance of duplication,” an official explained.

The states that will be covered in the first phase include UP, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Kerala, Tripura, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu. The remaining states will be covered by 2018.

Model code of conduct is no longer a barrier in the way of implementing 7th CPC Award


As high voltage State Assembly polls have ended now, Government is all set to implement the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission.

Reportedly, Modi Government which is euphoric after party's victory in Assam and its good show in Kerala, looks in full mood to handover increased payout to Government staff anytime soon.

It is being believed that as model code of conduct is no longer a barrier in the way of implementing salary increment, Government could issue notification in the first week of June.

Sources say that all the formalities regarding the implementation process will be done after a Cabinet meet which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon. But before that there will be a final meeting of NC JCM with the Implementation committee.

A website quoting Finance Ministry sources writes, "the BJP led central government is now in a pleasant mood, accordingly it may announce better pay package that recommended by Pay Commission to central government employees".

Reportedly, Modi Government will give 25-30 per cent increment to Central Government employees, Sources say that increment will be handed over in July while arrears from January till that date will be paid in August.

Not just pals, taxmen also tracking FB for your foreign trip pics

Income-tax officials have found new ammunition with which to extract correct information from taxpayers. The ammunition in question are social media posts, such as photographs of an overseas vacation or a new car, which the taxpayer has shared among his friends, little knowing that the same could be used by taxmen. Surprisingly , it is I-T officials in non-metros who are increasingly vetting social media posts of taxpayers.Prominent chartered accountants in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi whom TOI spoke with haven't come across such instances.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex body of the income tax department, has not issued any directive to its tax officers to scour social media. However, an I-T official admitted he finds it useful, in certain instances, to look up social media posts of a taxpayer to gather information.

"This isn't harassment as the posts are publicly available. We don't jump to conclusions, but ask questions, which results in correct tax assessment," said the official. Glimpses of how this was done in their client's cases were shared by several CAs. "The main purpose is to 'spook' the taxpayer.So if the I-T officer says he will make an addition to the taxable income declared by the taxpayer in the I-T return, either by denying certain expenditure that was claimed, or by enhancing the income declared, the taxpayer (who is a businessman) may start cribbing on how his `dhanda' is not going well. Just as he is getting into the flow on how things could not have been worse, the I-T officer shows him pictures of his foreign trip a month back, which was shared by the taxpayer on Facebook," explains a chartered accountant (CA) based in Asansol, West Bengal.

"Tax officers want to see additions to income made during an assessment get converted into final collections and not get stuck in appeals.Producing photographs of an expensive vacation could prompt the taxpayer to blink and this helps close the assessment," adds the CA. Many entities, such as banks, companies with whom investments have been made, mutual funds, have to file annual information returns (AIRs). A taxpayer's significant expenses are revealed, to a large extent, via AIRs. To illustrate, a bank has to file details of credit card payments, of its customers, aggregating to over Rs 2 lakh in a year. Yet, social media data, which is collated by I-T officers, gives them the added edge.

"The main purpose of vetting social media posts is to ascertain the lifestyle and thus real income of the taxpayer. If his personal expenditure, including by way of foreign trips, is disproportionate to the income declared in the I-T return, an indepth probe can follow to unearth unaccounted income," explains a Hyderabad-based tax practitioner.

Source:-The Economic Times

Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed the Heads of Circles ( CPMGs ) Conference of Postal department at Hyderabad


Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed the Heads of Circles ( CPMGs ) Conference of Postal department at Hyderabad today.

Awarded the best performing circles / divisions.

  • He categorically said, Government is committed to reform the postal department . Two unique qualities of Department of Posts are Extensive network spread in nook and corner of the nation and Emotional connect of Postman with the rural life.
  • India is at the tipping point of digital revolution and Postal department should be the fulcrum of economic development esp in rural life.
Postal department's share in E-commerce is around 15% only, which needs to be improved drastically. The entire ecosystem to reform the postal department needs to change..

1. Pick up points to reach the customers proactively to collect and deliver posts/ parcels.
2. India Post Payments Bank need to be flawlessly implemented . It should act as a platform for 3rd party services. Human Resource Training needs to be given. Postal Payment Bank should be started definitely by March 17
3. Implementation of IT modernization solutions needs to be improved. We keep getting complaints of glitches leading to harassment to customers
4. Parcel Delivery .. New ideas to generate revenue with Technology infusion. Geo tagging and better location identification needs to be considered.
5. Human Resource capacity building ... Need to incentivize the performance... Gud incentive at right time will be a big motivation. Best practices should be replicated pan India.
6. Good sign boards pan India should be ensured.
7. Metamorphosis of postal department should be branded well.
8. Surety of punishment is more important than Severity of punishment... in case of disciplinary cases. Any laxity in timely completion of disciplinary proceedings should be viewed seriously.
9. Philately should be ventured as a new source of revenue generation. My Stamp, Commercialisation of stamps need to be tried to earn revenues.
10. Social Media should be effectively used for complaint redressal and creation of awareness regarding departmental initiatives/ schemes.
11. He expect all of us to work hard.. to achieve the goals of government.
12. Recruitment to fill up vacant posts should be done in a transparent and fair means. Any irregularity should be viewed seriously and responsibility should be fixed..
13. Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad Congratulated the Department of Posts for good work done in the last 2 years in different schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, CBS, Postal ATMs, E-Commerce.



Cadre Restructuring of Group-C Employees of India Post

Dear Comrades,
Since publication of the news by NFPE yesterday regarding approval of the Cadre Restructuring Proposal by Finance Ministry, we have been receiving a number of telephone calls regarding the benefits of Group-C Postal Employees after implementation of the proposal. Sine the proposal was rolling over for years together our members have started forgetting the concept.

Thus, we think it right to reproduce the proposal of both the Staff Side and Official Side for information of our members.

Department’s Proposals

The Committee constituted by the Department on cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees vide No. 25-04/2012-PE I dated 23rd Oct 2013 held its discussions on 04th Feb 2014 at 1500 hours & on 05th Feb 2014 at 1430 hours under the Chairmanship of Shri V. P. Singh, DDG (Personnel). The following were present: -

OFFICIAL SIDESTAFF SIDE
1. Shri V. P. Singh, DDG (P) – Chairman2. Shri Alok Saxena, Secretary PSB – Member3. Ms. Trishaljit Sethi, DDG (E) – Member4. Sh. Surender Kumar, ADG (PCC) – Member Secretary1. General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’2. General Secretary, NAPE Group ‘C’3. General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS4. General Secretary, NU RMS & MMS Group ‘C’5. General Secretary, AIPEU, Postman & MTS6. General Secretary, NUPE, Postman & Multi Tasking Employees

2. The Committee had earlier met on 27th Nov. 2013.

3. The representatives of the Staff Side informed that Postal Assistant cadre officials are getting promotions in promotional hierarchy to Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/- (PB-1) in Lower Selection Grade at a time when they are already placed in the Grade Pays’ of Rs. 4200/- (PB-2) or Rs. 4600/- (PB-2) on award of financial up-gradation(s) under MACPS. At this, the official side asked Staff side to furnish copies of the orders on above lines from few Circles to corroborate the above claim. The Committee recommends that before processing these recommendations, Establishment Division may obtain the same from Staff Side.

After discussions, the following recommendations in respect to the cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees were agreed to by the Department.

(a) The post of SPMs in Single Handed Post Offices and Double Handed Post Offices will be placed in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/- in the Pay Band PB-I.

(b) The Post of Sub Postmasters in Triple Handed Post offices and LSG Post Offices will be placed in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- in the Pay Band PB-II.

(c) The post of HSG-II Head Postmasters and Sub-Postmasters will be placed in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- in the Pay Band PB-II.

(d) After the implementation of the above restructuring, the officials in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/-, who have completed 4 years of regular service, will be granted the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- in the Pay Band-II on non-functional basis after following the usual procedure of non-functional up-gradation(s)

(e) Cadre ratio as per the agreed position mentioned at (a) to (d) above, will be worked out and the ratio so worked out will be replicated to the SA cadre of RMS, PA cadre of Circle & Administrative offices as also to the PA cadre of SBCO.

(f) In the light of peculiar situation of Postman/mail Guard cadre where the work for bulk of the cadre continues to remain the same; as a special case the Committee recommends the ratios as worked out in pursuance of (e) above may be considered for implementation for these cadres as well and that the cadre so restructured may concurrently get the benefit of MACP also. The Committee further recommends that a proposal may be considered for submission to the 7th CPC to have a percentage based promotion scheme for this cadre akin to the scheme of Staff Car Drivers.

Staff Side proposal:

( Extract from Staff Side JCM Departmental Council letter No. JCM (DC)/Cadre Review/Staff Side/2014 , Dated - 05.02.2014 submitted to Shri. V. P. Singh, DDG (P) & Chairman, Cadre Restructuring Committee for Group ‘C’, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001)

Kindly recall the discussions we had with you in the Cadre Restructuring Committee meeting held on 27.11.2013, 04.02.2014 and 05.02.2014.

While appreciating the positive attitude taken on some of our proposals submitted to the Cadre Restructuring Committee, we are totally disappointed and feel let down by the way in which certain valid points raised by us has been simply brushed aside and rejected by the Administration side in a pre-decided manner, even without examining the merits or demerits of our suggestions. Outright and summary rejection seems embarrassing.

We are once again constrained to submit the following proposals and modifications for your judicious and dispassionate consideration and acceptance, with a fervent hope that the same will receive due consideration.

1. GENERAL LINE POSTS:

While upgrading the existing LSG posts (GP 2800) to HSG-II posts (GP 4200) only the LSG posts of Sub Postmasters is taken into account. All the other posts in the LSG grade such as Asst. Postmasters in Head Post offices and above, Asst. Sub Postmasters in certain major sub post offices, etc. are avoided. This will result only in marginal increase in the number of HSG II post (GP 4200) as below:

(a)   Total number of triple handed Postmaster’s post to be upgraded3732
(b)Total number of LSG posts including Asst. Postmasters Posts6989
(c)Total Posts10721
(d)Out of this LSG posts carved out for creation of Postmasters Grade-I to be deducted2097
(e)Remaining Posts for upgradation to HSG II8624
(f)Out of this LSG Asst. Postmasters and ASPMs posts are to be deducted4000 (Correct figure not available with staff side, it will be more than 4000)
(g)Net posts remaining for upgradation to HSG II (GP 4200)4624


Now we are having 4892 LSG Posts in General line (6989-2097 PM Cadre). Even after upgrading ‘A’ class Postmasters as HSG-II (GP 4200) the number of Posts available for up-gradation to HSG-II will be less than the number available now and employees are not going to be benefited, if only those posts are upgraded. Hence our request for up-gradation of all existing LSG posts (not only Postmasters posts) to GP 4200 along with Postmaster posts of ‘A’ Class offices. Similarly all posts in HSG-II (other than Postmaster Posts also) may be upgraded to 4600/-.

2. PROMOTION CHANCES OF ACCOUNTANT QUALIFIED OFFICIALS:

At present PO & RMS exam qualified officials are posted as Accountants. Officials working as Asst. Postmaster (Accounts) should posses Accountant qualification. There is no separate channel of promotion for qualified Accountants above the post of APM (Accounts). As per the proposal of the Administration side those Asst. Postmaster posts will remain as LSG (GP 2800) only and further those APM (Accounts) posts which are now in HSG-II (GP 4200) will remain as HSG-II (GP 4200) without any further up-gradation. In fact there is no up-gradation for Accounts line posts and the qualified officials have to move out of their Accountant/Asst. Postmaster (Accounts) posts if they want promotional up-gradation, thereby the Department will be loosing the services of qualified officials to work in Accounts Branches. Nobody will be willing to work as Accountants and Asst. Postmaster (Accounts).

Hence it is once again requested to upgrade all the posts of PO & RMS Accountants to LSG (GP 2800) and LSG APM Accounts posts to HSG II (GP 4200) and at least 20% of the posts in upgraded GP 4200 may be further upgraded to HSG-I APM Accounts (GP 4600). Thus Accountant qualified officials will have their own channel of promotion. Regarding promotion to GP 4800/- the conditions applicable to General line officials may be made applicable to them also.

3. POSTMASTER CADRE:

At present norm based LSG Postmasters posts are upgraded as Postmaster Grade-I. When LSG Postmaster posts are upgraded to 4200 GP (HSG-II), the Postmaster Grade-I posts shall also be automatically upgraded to the Grade Pay of 4200/-. Otherwise a glaring anomaly will arise. Their counter parts working in general line LSG post offices will be in GP 4200 where as they will remain in GP 2800. The benefit of up-gradation should be made equally applicable to Postmaster Grade-I, Grade-II and Grade-III officials also by suitably upgrading the posts in Postmaster Cadre.

4. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS:

In the JCM Departmental Council meeting held on 27.08.2010, JCM (DC) standing Committee dated 18.12.2012 and 23.08.2013 it was decided that the demand for creation of a separate cadre for system Administrators will be considered by the Cadre Restructuring Committee.

But to our dismay, surprisingly the Department informed in the JCM Departmental Council meeting held 23.08.2013 that creation of separate cadre is not feasible.

We are totally in disagreement with the above stand taken by the Department. it seems that the Department has already made up its mind not to create a separate Cadre. We are not repeating the unstinted yeomen service done by the existing System Administrators since the inception of computers in Postal Department by converting it from a wholly computer illiterate department to the present fully computerized status. We have already explained in detail all the points which justified a better treatment for system Administrators and also for creation of a separate cadre as a promotional cadre of qualified PA/SAs. In spite of all our best efforts, it is quite unfortunate that the Department is taking a totally unreasonable and negative attitude towards the SAs and their claim for better treatment has been mercilessly rejected.

The role of existing System Administrators in total computerization and also in core banking Solutions must be recognized. They are very much frustrated and the discontentment is mounting due to the continuous exploitation of these category of officials for the last more than ten years.

Notwithstanding our claim for creation of a separate cadre of System Administrators (System Assistant) with GP 4200, we request the Administration side to consider the following proposal of the staff side:

(a) At present there is no sanctioned posts of System Administrators and services of officials working in sanctioned posts of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) in various offices are utilized as System Administrators, keeping the PA/SA post vacant. The PA/SA posts already kept vacant due to deputation as System Administrators may be redeployed and converted as Posts for accommodating System Administrators (in the PA cadre itself). This is suggested as matching savings. An amount of 15% special allowance may be sanctioned to the officials who are performing the duties of System Administrators in those redeployed post.

(b) The official working as SA may be granted eligible promotions in the general line as and when due.

5. MARKETING EXECUTIVES:

Notwithstanding our demand for creation of separate posts for marketing Executives in GP 4200 we request to create separate PA Posts for marketing Executives on redeployment and grant special allowance to the officials working in those posts. (this is suggested as matching savings).

6. CHANGE OF NOMENCLATURE:

As already explained by us the present nomenclature for supervisory post viz: - LSG, HSG-II, HSG-I does not exhibit the nature of status of the officials holding the posts to the customers and public and it require change.

7. SBCO STAFF:

In the case of SBCO Staff the following proposal is submitted.

Present DesignationProposed DesignationMACPsProposed Scale of Pay
PA (SBCO)Auditor (Entry Level)-5200-20200GP-2800


MACPS-I9300-34800GP-4200


MACPS-II9300-34800GP-4600


MACPS-III9300-34800GP-4800
LSG (SupervisorSr. Auditor-9300-34800GP-4200
HSG-II (Sr. Supervisor)Chief Auditor-9300-34800GP-4600
HSG-I (Chief Supervisor)Executive Auditor-9300-3480GP-4800
-Chief Executive Auditor-9300-34800GP-5400

8. POSTMEN STAFF/MAIL GUARD:

In the case of Postmen/Mail Guard Staff as already suggested by us percentage promotion may be granted and the same may run concurrently with MACP as in the case of staff car drivers of MMS.

9. MULTI TASKING STAFF:

As the nature of duties of MTS Staff in Post offices/RMS offices is entirely different from their counterparts in other departments of Government of India, we reiterate our request for bringing MTS Staff also under the purview of Cadre Review.

10. MATCHING SAVINGS:

(a) Even after the above cadre review proposals are implemented none of the existing officials will be benefited-financially as more number of officials are available under MACP in the Grade pay of 2800, 4200 and 4600 to work against the upgraded posts of 2800, 4200 & 4600 because of MACP-I, II & III. At present there are 26000 MACP II officials and 12000 MACP III officials in the Department of Posts. Even after up-gradation as above, more number of officials will be getting MACP-I, II and III, much earlier than their normal promotion to grade pay 2800, 4200 & 4600 (LSG, HSG II and HSG-I). Hence the question of matching savings does not arise at all.

(b) 6% posts in operative cadre and 20% posts in supervisory cadre was reduced as a matching savings when TBOP, BCR scheme was in force. The TBOP/BCR scheme has been scrapped on introduction of MACP scheme. Directorate has issued orders for restoration of justified posts without 6% and 20% cut. But no posts are sanctioned or restored. The cut still remains. If at all any matching savings is required, the above fact may be taken into account and the posts yet to be restored may be adjusted as matching savings.

Once again request you to consider the above points favourably.