Sunday, April 29, 2018

Request for convening timely DPCs and repatriation of JTS / PS Gr. B officers to Home Circle

Following is the letter to directorate on DPC and repatriation issue. If any change is required. Please comment. 

Postal Officers Association many-a-times brought to the notice of Directorate about non convening of timely DPCs in JTS and non posting of STS officers against vacant post in circles years together placing burden on officers holding joint charge without substantial benefits that too in contravention to DoP&T instructions. In Circles where joint charge is not agreed, PS Gr. B officers are officiating against these posts creating resultant vacancies in Gr. B varying from Circle to Circle and imbalance thereof up-to lowest rung affecting timely promotion in each cadre and repatriation of deserving PS Gr. B officers to their home circle. So much so process of the DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B cadre for 2018-19 has not commenced till now and regular DPC for the year 2017-18 is also overdue.

Many-a-times, adverse position occurs where the approved persons of a particular circle are made to work outside their parent circle, while there exists resultant vacancies in their own parent circle due to officiating of number of incumbents on Group A posts for longer duration. This is also creating legal complication when punishment orders passed by officiating officers are challenged in the court of law seeking relief of legal provision of not passing orders by competent authority.

Now directorate has made promotions to the cadre of Postal Services Group “B” under 19% and 6% promotion quota by calculating vacancies from the total strength of Group B for Recruitment Years 2012-13 to 2016-17 creating confusion of seniority etc. within cadre upsetting the already settled position under each quota i.e. 649 posts for seniority cum fitness promotional quota, 165 posts for promotion through LDCE quota and 52 posts earmarked for general line officials. This will not only diminish the promotion chances for a particular quota to JTS cadre but also create other legal complications by silting all the vacancies towards LDCE quota. Now, you can well imagine the plight of so called back bone of the department who were waiting for their due promotion and now will have to suffer frustration even after retirement or for another long period without any charm in the cadre particularly officers coming through 75% quota.

It is therefore once again requested to your kind honour to pass orders to convene pending JTS DPC without further delay and issue repatriation orders of PS Gr. B /JTS officers to their home circle against resultant vacancies up to June-2018. The newly promoted PS Group B officers may kindly be posted in their parent circle if still vacancies exists otherwise they may kindly be adjusted in neighbouring Circles.

Not So Sweet: GST Council May Consider Sugar Cess In Next Meeting

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley, will likely take up as early as in its next meeting, a proposal for the imposition of a cess on sugar to create a fund that will help mills clear cane dues owed to farmers, a senior government official said.

With cane arrears to farmers mounting, an informal ministerial panel explored options such as production-linked subsidy, imposition of sugar cess and reducing GST on ethanol to help sugar mills in clearing dues worth Rs 19,000 crore to sugarcane farmers.

The fund is proposed to finance the gap between the cane price mills can pay to farmers in accordance with a revenue-sharing formula recommended by the Rangarajan Committee and the benchmark rate — fair and remunerative price (FRP) — fixed by the central government.

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting to discuss ways to deal with huge cane arrears to growers. The meeting was also attended by senior officials of PMO and ministries of agriculture, commerce, food, petroleum and finance.

“Sugarcane arrears have touched about Rs 19,000 crore. We discussed this issue. There were several suggestions like production linked subsidy, sugar cess and reduction of GST on ethanol from 18 per cent to 5 per cent,” Paswan told reporters after the meeting. He said, the government has not decided anything now and there could be one more meeting before finalising Cabinet proposal on this issue. Paswan said.

Sources had earlier said a cess of Rs.1-1.50 per kg of sugar would be adequate to ensure farmers get their dues on time and mills are in much better shape as well. The food ministry had also written to the ministries of law and finance for advice if indeed such a cess could be levied on the GST.

Source: FE

Our Postal Staff of SBCO - Annaroad HPO (Chennai) Smt. Vimalarani's son won two second prizes in National Karate Tournament

Our Postal Staff of SBCO - Annaroad HPO (Chennai) Smt. Vimalarani's son J V Ishi Abhraham, won two second prizes in National Karate Tournament at Kodaikanal on 29.04.2018 . He is 10 years old but competed with 15 years boys because he is a black belt.

Our Postal Staff of SBCO - Anna road HPO (Chennai) Smt. Vimalarani's son So be a proud mother to feel proud the achievement of ur son. Hats Off.

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