This is with reference to the letter of the GS vide No.AIPSDA/Corr/27/2011, dated 2.12.2011 on the Directorate letter calling for ACRs of 56 Grade I Stenos for promotion to PS. The said list of 56 Grade I Stenos is not a seniority list. It is a list prepared by the Directorate who have come into the zone of consideration basing on the number of vacancies available (may be in the ratio of 1:1.5). This is not meant for circulation among the Grade I Stenos as the same is derived from the seniority list prepared as on 01.01.2009, which has already been circulated and objections received. As such, there is no scope for columns like DOB, DOE, Date of promotion etc. Circulation of seniority list is not an unending process. It has to be stopped at some point and next stage of DPC has to be taken up. This is exactly what is happening.
The All India seniority list of Grade I Stenographers prepared as on 01.01.2009 in 2009 has invited hundreds of objections as there were several incongruities. Date of birth was taken as the criterion to fix the seniority in case of a tie in Grade I instead of relative seniority in Grade II and Grade III. DOPT rules on the subject envisage that relative seniority in the lower grade shall be taken as the basis for fixing the seniority in the feeder grade. The revised seniority list prepared in October,2011 is based on the DOPT rules. The merger of Grade II and Grade I have not yet happened. Only pay scales were merged, but not the Grades. As such, the existing hierarchy pattern of Grade I and Grade II is to be observed.
I hope that our members will not be carried away by unwarranted apprehensions created without delving deep into the rules and the realities also. Let our seniors at least, who are on the verge of retirement benefit.
Treasurer, AIPSA CHQ