Thursday, April 18, 2019

Request for issue of orders to grant financial benefits on 01/01/2006 to senior IPs, ASPs and Group B officers consequent upon placing IPs & ASPs in the same scale

LETTER ON 1ST ISSUE TO BE TAKE UP WITH MEMBER (P) IN A MEETING TO BE HELD ON 22-04-2019

To
Sh. P.K.Bisoi,
The Mamber (Personnel)
Postal Services Board,
Postal Directorate,
New Delhi-100001

No. CHQ/POA/1-59/2017-18 Dated 22.04.2019

Sub: Request for issue of orders to grant financial benefits on 01/01/2006 to senior IPs, ASPs and Group B officers consequent upon placing IPs & ASPs in the same scale.

Respected Sir,
With due respect, it is submitted that consequent upon placing IP and ASPs in the same GP of Rs.4600/-, this association made a representation dated 15.10.2018 and 17-12-2018 followed by reminder dated 11-3-2019 (Copies enclosed) for grant of 2ndACP/MACP in GP of Rs.4800/- with effect from 1-1-2006/1-9-2008 and 3rd MACP in GP of Rs.5400/- on completion of 30 years of service to all eligible officers at par with IPs. Many circles, however, already allowed 2nd and 3rd MACP in 4800/- and 5400/- on completion of 20 years and 30 years of service as on 1-1-2016 onward without carrying out review DPC for seniors who are working in lower GP of 4600/- and 4800/- due to anomaly of placing IP/ASP in the same GP w.e.f 1.1.2006 but placing ASP in GP of Rs.4800/- w.e.f 1-1-2016. Apparently now seniors are working in lower GP to their far-far juniors.

It is pertinent to mention here that many of our deprived members have already made representations in the regards to respective Circle heads but no action has been taken by CPMGs for want of clarification on fixation of pay in the revised Grade Pay. The up-gradation benefit of GP with consequential benefits has already been given to IPs, but no such benefit has been extended to ASPs who are senior in hierarchy despite repeated requests.

It is requested that suitable orders may kindly be issued to circles to conduct review DPC for grant of ACP-II/ 2nd MACP in the GP of Rs. 4800/- from 1-1-2006/1-9-2008 for those who completed 24 years of service as on 1-1-2006 and 3rd MACP in the GP Rs.5400/- on completion of 30 years of service with all consequential benefits. Also as per Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30.08.2008 given under Rule 7(1) (a)(i) & (ii) of CCS (RP) Rules-2008 bunching benefit as required under the rules may kindly be ordered to extend.

Yours sincerely,

(R N YADAV)
GENERAL SECRETARY

Annex-I

To
Sh. A.N.Nanda,
The Secretary (Post)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-100001

No. CHQ/POA/1-54/2017-18 Dated 11.03.2019

Sub: Request for issue of orders to grant financial benefits on 01/01/2006 to senior IPs, ASPs and Group B officers consequent upon placing IPs & ASPs in the same scale.

Respected Sir,
Kindly refer to this association letter dated 15.10.2018 and 17-12-2018 on above mentioned subject through which Postal Officers had requested for extending benefits of 2nd and 3rd MACP in Grade pay of 4800/- and 5400/- to all senior IPs/ASPs, who were promoted to ASP/PS group B cadre or had been granted 2nd financial up-gradation prior to 01/01/2006. Copy of the earlier letters is enclosed for your reference.

In this respect, it is to be stated that consequent upon placing the ASP and IP in the same GP of Rs. 4600/- corresponding to the old pay scale of 7450-225-10500, the promotion granted in the ASP cadre who were working in that capacity as on 1-1-2006 is required to be ignored. Directorate in the letter 4-7/ (MACPS) 2009-PCC dated 11-1-2013 had clarified that prior to introduction of MACPs, promotion/ financial up-gradation in the posts which carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales/ up-gradation recommended by CPC are to be ignored in terms of clarification given on point of doubt 1 of ACPs in the letter dated 10-2-2000.

As such the pay fixture benefit to those ASPs who were promoted prior to 1-1-2006 or who got financial up-gradation prior to 1-1-2006 needs revision as on 01-01-2006 in the same manner as was done in case of other cadres in their respective hierarchy. In our cadre it should be GP of 4600/-, 4800 and 5400/- for 1, 2 & 3rd financial up-gradations.

Following illustrations would explain the position:
1. Date of appointment of an applicant in entry grade as PA in  the pre-revised pay scale of 260-480                                     DOJ in the department30-12-1981 Entry in department It is common for all.
2. 1st promotion in IP cadre in the pay scale of 1400-2300, up-graded to 5500-9000 by 5thpay commission now upgraded to the scale of7450-225-10500 in  the GP of 4600 (1-1-06) Date of promotion in the cadre of Inspector Post        30-01-1989 Both the cadres have now been placed in the same GP w.e.f 1-1-06 which should be treated as 1st promotion or MACP.
3. 2nd promotion in ASP cadre 6500-200-10500. The ASPs were given GP of Rs. 4600/- corresponding to the upgraded old pay Scale of 7450-225-10500 as on 1.1.2006. At that time no bunching benefit was given and pay was fixed with multiple of 1.86 what was drawing in scale of 6500-200-10500.                                                                            Date of promotion in the scale of  6500-200-10500
7-12-2001
4. 3rd MACP in GP of 4800/- now level 8 which has been conferred to ASPs w.e.f 1-1-2016 and are given 2nd promotion or MACP as the case may be. 7-12-2011 This should be  treated as 2ndMACP to ASP promoted prior to 1.1.2006
5. Now 3rd MACP is being conferred in the GP of Rs. 5400/-  on completion of 30 years of service to all ASP eligible for MACP or promotion. Still virtually  working in 5400/- as fixation is not done on 1-1-2016 This should be  treated as 3rd MACP to ASP promoted prior to 1.1.2006 when it is considered for those promoted after 1.1.2016
     

Apparently both the scales of IPs and ASPs have been merged and granted GP of Rs. 4600 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 corresponding to old pay scale of 5500-9000 in which applicant get 1st promotion & 6500-225-10500 upgraded to GP of Rs. 4600/- equal to the old pay scale of 7450-225-60500 w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

Consequent upon merger of two scales and placing both the scales in GP of Rs. 4600/- the applicant become eligible to 2nd MACP on completion of 20 years of service in the GP of Rs. 4800/- w.e.f. 01.01.2006. However, if the department considers it that financial up-gradation under MACP cannot be conferred from the date prior to 01.09.2008 in such a case 2nd financial up-gradation in GP of Rs. 4800/- can be given from 01.09.2008. The applicant will accordingly become eligible for 3rdMACP in the GP of 5400/- on completion of 30 years of total service or after rendering of 10 years service in 2nd MACP.

Since the review DPC is applicable for other similar placed officers in all the circles as promotion in ASP cadre can vary from circle to circle so this association request you to please issue common orders to all the circles to conduct review DPC for all the ASP/ P S Group B officers so that no one feel discriminated.

Thanking you and remains.

Yours sincerely,

(R N YADAV)
GENERAL SECRETARY

Postal Officer Association

Annex-II


To
Sh. A.N.Nanda,
The Secretary (Post)
Department of Post
DakBhawan, SansadMarg
New Delhi-100001

No. CHQ/POA/1-26/2017-18 Dated 17.12.18

Sub: Request for issue of orders to grant financial benefits on 01/01/2006 to senior IPs, ASPs and Group B officers consequentupon placing IPs & ASPs in the same scale.

Respected Sir,
Postal officer Association intend to refer to Postal Directorate letter number 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24-10-2017 and to inform you that consequent upon placing IPs and ASPs in the same GP w.e.f 1-1-2006, the Grade Pay of both the cadre has became identical at the level of 4600/-. This position has placed the ASPs (Gazetted) in a detrimental and disadvantageous level. As such the promotion already awarded at the level of ASPs prior to 1-1-2006 or working as ASPs on that day has now no meaning and thus stood nullified. Due to this disadvantageous position DoPT in a point of doubt no.1 of Annexure of ACP order no.45034/1/97-Estt(D) dtd 09.08.99 had clarified that when the lower pay and higher pay are equal then the promotion or the ACP (financial up gradation) already given has to be ignored and fresh ACP should be positioned.

Furthermore, since ASPs and IPs have been placed in the same GP of 4600/- corresponding to the old pay scale of 7450-225-10500 so provision for grant of MACP or ACP will have to be redefined in view of the clarification issued on ACP scheme vide DoPT OM No. 35034/1/97-Estt (D) (Vol. IV) dated 12.02.2000 and 18.7.2001. As also provided in postal directorate letter no.4-7/(MACPS)/2009/PCC dated 18-9-2009 promotion earned /up-gradation granted under the ACP schemes in the past to those grades which now carry the same GP due to the merger of the scales/ up-gradation of posts recommended by the sixth pay commission shall be ignored for the purpose of up-gradation under Modified ACPs.

Apparently the pay fixture benefit to those ASPs who were promoted prior to 1-1-2006 from IPs or who got financial up-gradations prior to 1-1-2006 needs revision as on 01-01-2006 in the same manner as done in case of MTS when they were granted GP of 1900, 2000 & 2400 for 1, 2 & 3rd financial up-gradations.

Association, therefore urge Secretary Posts to issue orders with regard to extending benefits of Grade pay of 4800 and 5400 as on 01-01-2006 to all senior IPs/ASPs, who were promoted to ASP/PS group B cadre or had been granted 2nd financial up-gradation prior to 01/01/2006.

With profound regards

Yours Sincerely

R N Yadav
General Secretary

Annex-III

To
Sh. A.N.Nanda,
The Secretary (Post)
Department of Post
DakBhawan, SansadMarg
New Delhi-100001

No. CHQ/POA/1-30/2017-18 Dated 15.10.18

Sub: Request for redefining the financial benefits in term of 2nd ACP and 3rd MACP at appropriate GP to senior IPs/ASPs , consequent upon placing IPs & ASPs in the same GP of 4600/- w.e.f 1-1-2006 and extending benefit of bunching.

Respected Sir,
Your kind attention is invited to a letter written by Postal officer association (Copy enclosed as Annex-I) to remove the anomaly occurred due to placing IPs and ASPs at the identical level of 4600/- w.e.f 1-1-2006. These orders nullified the promotion of ASPs (Gazetted) and placed ASPs now working as PS Group B officer in a detrimental and disadvantageous position.

Though briefed in earlier letters, it is again detailed that on the recommendation of 6th pay commission, the pay scale of ASPs was upgraded to 7450-225-10500 from 6500-200-10500. At that time pay of the ASPs were fixed with the multiple of 1.86 with addition of GP of 4600 with reference to what ASPs were drawing in the old scale of 6500-200-10500. This was done without extending benefit of bunching. Thus Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30.08.2008 given under Rule 7(1) (a)(i) & (ii) of CCS (RP) Rules-2008 was completely ignored which otherwise clearly envisages that whose scale has been upgraded from 6500-10500/- to 7450-11500/- in the pre-revised scale and placed in the pay band Rs.9300-34800/- in such cases bunching benefit should be extended in the following manner. 


Stage Basic Pay in the pre-revised pay scale of 6500-200-10500 with multiple factor of 1.86 Revised initial Pay in pay band PB-2  of Rs. 9300-34800/- without addition of GP of Rs.4600/- Pay in pay band PB-2  of Rs. 9300-34800/- after including benefit of bunching in the pre revised scale 6500-10500
1. 6500*1.86=12090 Rs.13860 Rs.13860/-
2. 6700*1.86=12090 Rs.13860
3. 6900*1.86=12834 Rs.13860 Rs.14280/-
4. 7100*1.86=13206 Rs.13860
5. 7300*1.86=13578 Rs.13860 Rs. 14710/-
6. 7500*1.86=13950 Rs.13950
7. 7700*1.86=14322 Rs.14322 Rs. 15160/-
8. 7900*1.86=14700 Rs.14700
9. 8100*1.86=15066 Rs.15066 Rs.15620/-
10. 8300*1.86=15438 Rs.15438

   
Furthermore, consequent upon placing ASPs and IPs in the same GP of 4600/- corresponding to the old pay scale of 7450-225-10500 that ASPs never enjoyed even prior to 1-1-2006, the promotion already given to ASPs in the lower scale of 6500-200-10500 has become redundant and need to be discarded. As clarified in DoPT OM No. 35034/1/97-Estt (D) (Vol. IV) dated 12.02.2000 and 18.7.2001, the ASPs are apparently eligible for 2nd ACP in the scale of 7500-250-12000 (GP of 4800/-) on completion of 24 years service.On introduction of MACP, the ASPs become eligible for 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years of service in the GP of Rs.5400/-.

It is pertinent to mention here that Postal Directorate while circulating salient features of MACP has also clearly mentioned in para 5 (a) & (b) of the MACP scheme circulated from file number 4-7(MACPS) 2009-PCC dated 18-9-2009 that:

(a) A Government servant who was recruited in the pre-revised pay scale 5000-8000 and who did not get a promotion even after 25 years of service prior to 1-1-2006 in his case as on 1-1-2006 he would have got two financial up-gradations under ACP to the next grades in the hierarchy of his organisation to the pre-revised scales 5500-9000, 6500-10500.

(b) Another Government recruited in the same hierarchy in the pre-revised scale of Rs.5000-8000 has also completed 25 years of service but not got two promotions to the next higher grades of Rs.5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 during his period.

Thus in both the cases, since GP of Rs. 4200/- will be granted so the promotion/Financial up-gradations given under ACP Scheme to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5000-8000, 5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 so financial up-gradation will be granted both in the case of (a) and (b) above to the next higher grade pay of Rs. 4600/- and Rs.4800/- in the pay band PB-2.

Besides, DG (P) in letter number 4-7/(MACPS)2009-PCC dated 11-1-2013 after taking clearance from DoPT has further clarified that prior to introduction of MACPS, promotion/financial up-gradation in Posts which carry the same GP due to merger of pay scales/up-gradation recommended by the CPC are to be ignored in terms of clarification given on point of doubt 1 of ACP dated 10-2-2000 for the purpose of ACP. Accordingly all promotions/ financial up-gradations in Posts which carry the same grade pay due to merger of Pay scales/ up-gradation under the MACPs provided the posts carry the same grade pay have been merged. In view of this, ASPs should be given GP of Rs.4800/- from 1-1-2006 i.e two promotion upto 1-1-2006 who completed 24 years of service. Thereafter 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years of continuous service from the date of joining in PA cadre in the GP of Rs. 5400/-.

In view of the clarifications issued by Directorate and DoPT, It is requested that suitable orders may kindly be issued to circles to conduct review DPC for grant of ACP-II in the GP of Rs. 4800/- from 1-1-2006 for those who completed 24 years of service as on 1-1-2006 and 3rd MACP in the GP Rs.5400/- on completion of 30 years of service with all consequential benefits. Also as per Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30.08.2008 given under Rule 7(1) (a)(i) & (ii) of CCS (RP) Rules-2008 bunching benefit as required under the rules may kindly be ordered to extend.

Thanking you and remains.

Yours sincerely,

(R N YADAV)
GENERAL SECRETARY
Postal Officer Association

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