The Central Working Committee Meeting as scheduled was held at Recreation Club Hall O/o the Chief PMG,Tamil Nadu Circle on 17th December, 2011. The Meeting was presided over by Com.E. Sukumaran, President. The meeting commenced with observance of two minutes silence to condole the death of comrades who passed away during the period between 18th September, 2011 to December, 2011. The meeting specially moved and adopted a resolution towards the Pay Parity with the CSSS, CAT Case, DPC for Sr.PS & PS etc.
Com.A. Pathak, General Secretary gave a brief on activities touching upon the events of importance both at Departmental and national arena. He also submitted a work report for the consideration of the house. Decisions taken at the meeting on various agenda items are briefly as under:
Agenda No.1.Adoption of Report on activities of the Association since 7th All India Conference.
The General Secretary has informed the CWC members about the activities of the Association after taking over charge of General Secretary from 18.09.2011. He informed the CWC members attended the meeting that he had visited the office of the Directorate in the month of November and met with the Secretary, DOP, Member(P), Director(Staff), ADG(SPG), ADG, PE-I/II, S/O(SR & Legal) and also submitted several letters regarding pay parity with the CSSS, DPC for Sr.PS/PS, allowing in PSS Gr-B Examination, Periodical meetings with the Secretary(Posts) etc. He also stated that he had handed over a copy of Resolutions adopted in the 7th All India Conference to Secretary(Posts) and Member(P) and requested them that henceforth promotion to Sr.PS/PS may made on the basis of date of entry in Grade-III cadre. Member(P) gave a patience hearing on G.S. and assured him that she would look into the matter. He was accompanied by Com. A.V. Ramesh, Ex General Secretary and Com. S.Krishnamurthy, Treasurer.
Agenda No.2.Development of CAT Case.
The General Secretary informed the house that as per draft prepared by the Advocate according to the order passed by the Hon’ble Principal Branch, CAT, New Delhi he has submitted representations to the Secretary(Posts), Department of Personnel & Training and Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance on 24.11.2011 praying that the order passed on 24.3.2009 be reconsidered and reviewed. Grade-I Stenographers in Postal Department be granted GP 4600/- w.e.f. 1.1.2006 with arrears at par with their counter parts in CSSS. It was also requested that the PS in Postal Department be allowed partity with their counter parts in CSSS for grant of GP 4800/- w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and GP 5400/- after 4 years in PB-3 with all consequences. It was further requested that the post of PPS, Senior PPS and PSO be inducted in Postal Department for further consideration of PS for promotion as PPS in GP 6600/-, Senior PPS 7600/- and further promotion as PSO in GP 8700/- with all consequences.
Most of CWC members expressed their resentment about non-mentioning any prayer for betterment of pay scales etc. at per with CSSS for Grade-III & Grade-II Stenographers. The Ex-GS, Com. A.V. Ramesh stated that at the last moment i.e. in filing stage changes were made in the OA without the knowledge of association and as such some unexpected mistakes crept in the OA. He also requested association to probe the matter. However after a threadbare discussion it was decided that till the receipt of reply from the Secretary(Posts), Ministry of Personnel & Training and Ministry of Finance we will not take further action into the CAT case.
3. DPC for PS & Sr.PS as per new Recruitment Rules published by the DOP&T on 24th January, 2011 bearing no.AB-14017/8/2010-Estt(RR).
The CWC has taken a serious note about the anomaly in the list of 56 Grade-I Stenos being considered for promotion to Private Secretary Grade circulated by the DOP and demanded immediate cancellation of the said list. The General Secretary informed the CWC members that he has already written a letter to the Secretary(Posts) in this respect on 11.11.2011 by Speed Post. The details were given in our blog. This will be pursued.
4. Submission of Monthly Accounts to all the Office Bearers of the Association.
GS informed that some difficulty is being experienced by him in day to day affairs of our association, as the GS and Treasurer are stationed in two different places. He also opined that there must be transparency in our financial management, especially in view of the fact that our association is collecting /spending a good amount for court cases etc. GS also opined that we may publish our financial position i,.e. receipt and expenditure every month through our Blog for the information of our members. This was agreed to by all.
5. Organisational review.
A threadbare discussion was held in the matter. The CWC has taken a decision that CWC is to be held in every six months so that CWC can take decision of various problems.
6. Revival of defunct branches.
General Secretary stated that CWC members may take initiative for discussion with the non-participating States like Gujrat, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, J&K etc. It was decided that all efforts will be made by the CWC members to strengthen the Association and will take initiative towards participation of the defunct branches.
7. Other issues discussed.
(a) Cadre Re-structure. The General Secretary intimated the CWC that he has already written letter to the Secretary(Posts) for taking action about the cadre Restructure of Stenographers.
(b) Com.K.S. Krishnamurthy stated that a letter may be written to the Secretary (Posts) stating that the Private Secretary should be treated as Circle Cadre. The CWC has also agreed with the proposal submitted by him and the General Secretary will write a letter to the Secretary(Posts) immediately.
(c) Allotment of an accommodation to the AIPSA. It was decided that a letter will be issued to the competent authority for changing of accommodation as the allotted accommodation is a dilapidated one.
(d) Strengthen Confederation of Stenographers. The CWC congratulated the General Secretary of Confederation of Stenographers, Com. Harisudan for taking effort to strengthen the Confederation. It was unanimously decided that solidarity and support will be extended to the Confederation on behalf of the All India Postal Stenographers Association.
Com. Murugadas, Circle Secretary, Tamil Nadu Circle and Vice President (CHQ) and his team had made excellent arrangements for the conduct of the CWC Meeting and for the stay of the CWC members. On behalf of the Central Head Quarters of AIPSA, Com.E.Sukumaran, President profusely thanked the Tamil Nadu Circle and the volunteer comrades who made it possible. The meeting came to an end at 1900 hrs.