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Monday, January 30, 2012

Filling up a vacancies

To
Ms. Manjula Prasher

Secretary to the Govt. of India
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 016.

No:AIPSA/Corr/05/2012 Dated at Kol-12, the 30/01/2012
Sub: Request for filling up of vacancies in the cadre of Stenographer
Ref: This Association letter dated 30.08.07,06.05.2010, 19.01.11 and 14.10.11

Respected Madam,
This Association expresses its deep concern over the acute shortage of stenographers in the Department of Posts. At present there are more than 200 vacancies out of 816 posts in all the Grades of Stenographers. This shortage is increasing day by day with the increased retirements of the stenographers and there has been no recruitment at all for the last 6 years through Staff Selection Commission. Nor there was any promotional examination to Stenographers cadre under DP quota since a decade.

This Association has already requested for conversion of Departmental Promotion quota into DR as no promotion examination is being conducted for Grade-III Stenographer cadre from the feeder cadre viz Postal Assistants in view of making equal the entry grade pay scales of both PAs and Stenos in 5th CPC and according equal Grade Pay by the 6th CPC.

Under the circumstances, this Association once again urges upon you to take appropriate action to mitigate the problem:
(i) Issue instructions to all the Circles to take up with the Staff Selection Commission for filling up the vacancies in the Stenographers cadre.
(ii) To convert DP quota posts into DR quota.

With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
( A. Pathak )
General Secretary,AIPSA

Agenda for meeting with Secretary-Posts

To
Ms. Manjula Prasher
Secretary to the Govt. of India
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 016.

No:AIPSA/Corr/06/2012 Dated at Kol-12, the 30/01/2012
Sub: Request for periodical meeting
Ref: This Association letter dated 14.10.11

Respected Madam,
All India Stenographers’ Association is a recognized Association of the DOP. All the recognized Association is getting periodical meeting. But this Association is not getting any periodical meeting. This Association urges upon you to fix up a date so that the following item of agendas may be discussed in the said meeting:-

Agenda No.1: Cadre Restructure. After 1999 there was no cadre restructuring of the Stenographers. In the meantime there was a lot of restructuring in the CSSS cadre. Recruitment of Stenographers in CSSS & other than CSSS Offices is same. Moreover, Union leaders of other Group-C employees of DOP have been invited for discussion.

Agenda No.2: Fixation of Seniority of Stenographers for promotion to Private Secretary. : As per resolution adopted in the 7th A.I. Conference of Stenographers fixation of seniority is required to be made on the basis of date of entry in the Gr-III. As a result of wrong system of fixation of seniority in getting promotion to the Private Secretary and Sr.Private Secretary, a lot of junior stenographers have been promoted in place of senior stenographers.

Agenda No.3: Private Secretary may be treated as Circle Cadre like ASPOs of DOP: At present out of 56 Private Secretary posts, 26 posts are vacant. Due to health condition, children education, fag end of service etc. many Stenographers can not be able to take promotion resulting deprivation of promotion on the other hand some junior stenographers have to do the work of Private Secretary. If the Private Secretary post is treated as Circle Cadre, the problem may be solved.

Agenda No.4: Permission to Stenographer cadre to appear in the PS Gr.B Exam.
Permission to appear in the PS Gr.B Examination may kindly be accorded like Clerical cadre and other categories of employees of DOP.

Agenda No.5: Change of Quarter No.A-3/13, Pankha Road, Janakpuri to any Quarter at P&T Colony, Kalibari Marg, New Delhi or at Mothibagh Staff Quarter.
The Quarter No.A-3/13, Pankha Road, Janakpuri is a dilapidated condition and beyond repair. As such any quarter at P&T Colony, Kalibari Marg, New Delhi or any quarter at Mothibagh Staff Quarter may kindly be allotted instead of Quarter No.A-3/13, Pankha Road, Janakpur.

Agenda No.6. Deprivation of MACP promotion to the ACP-II Stenograpers. A
Lot Stenographers who got 2nd ACP are not allowed by the DOP to get MACP promotion which is highly irregular. As per MACP Rules, ACP-II promotion should be ignored as the pre-revised scale of Rs.5000-8000 and 5500-9000 have been merged with the post in the scale of Rs.6500-10,500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in the pay band PB-2 i.e. to the grade pay of Rs.4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7450-11500 and upgraded to the scale of Rs.6500-10,500/-.

Agenda No.7: Creation of posts of Private Secretaries & Stenographer posts due to creation of various Posts of SAG Officers in DOP as per 5th Cadre Review of IPS Cadre.
As per normal procedure as and when the SAG and JAG posts are created, simultaneously the Private Secretaries and Stenographers are also created. But in the recent past although a number of SAG & JAG Officers have been created but not a single Private Secretary or Stenographer post has been created resulting frustration amongst the Stenographer cadre.

Agenda No.8: To incorporate All India Postal Stenographers Association in the National JCM & Departmental Council.
Agenda No.9: To fill up all the vacant posts of Stenographers in the Department of Posts.
Agenda No.10: To change nomenclature of Stenographers as proposed by the 6th C.P.C.

Expecting your early invitation for discussion of the above items.

With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
( A. Pathak )
General Secretary,AIPSA

Cadre restructure

To


Ms. Manjula Prasher
Secretary to the Govt. of India
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 016.

No:AIPSA/Corr/05/2012 Dated at Kol-12, the 30/01/2012

Sub: Cadre Restructure of Stenographers
Ref: This Association letters dated 18.11.10, 06.11.11 and 10.11.11

Respected Madam,

Since the inception of the Department of Posts in India, there was only one cadre restructure in the Stenographer cadre which was held on 6th August, 1999 vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pernsions (Department of Personnel and Training) Memo No.22034/2/92-Estt(L) communicated by the Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts vide letter No.2-4/99-PE.I dated 29.9.1999.  Since then there was no proposal for cadre restructuring. Although our counterpart in CSSS cadre there was a lot of cadre restructuring resulting frustration amongst the Stenographers. In the recent past there was also meeting with the various union representatives with the DOP about the cadre restructuring of other categories of staff of DOP. But till today no meeting has been fixed with the Stenographers Association.

Under the circumstances, this Association once again urges upon you to take appropriate action so that the Stenographers are restructured like their counterpart in CSSS and a date of meeting may kindly be fixed in this respect at an early date.

With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
( A. Pathak )
General Secretary,AIPSA

Permission to appear Group-B examination.

To

Ms. Manjula Prasher
Secretary to the Govt. of India
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 016.

No:AIPSA/Corr/04/2012 Dated at Kol-12, the 27/01/2012

Sub: Permission to Stenographer cadre to appear in the PS Group-B Examination
Ref: This Association letters dated 12.12.2005, 09.10.06, 09.05.07, 30.05.07, 30.08.07, 25.04.09,06.05.10,19.05.10, 24.12.10, 17.01.11, 13.07.11, 29.08.11 and 11.10.11

Respected Madam,

Stenographer cadre is also a part and parcel of Department of Posts. Clerical cadre and other categories of employees are permitted to appear in the PS Group-B Examination; whereas the Stenographers are not permitted to appear in the said examination resulting frustration amongst the Stenographers.

In this connexion, this Association is like to submit that the then Secretary, DOP, Dr.U.S. Raghavan in our All India Conference held at New Delhi on 6.8.2005 at Community Hall, R.K.Puram, Sector-6, New Delhi-110 022 and subsequently in a meeting held in January, 2006 with the then Secretary, it was assured that the orders in this regard will be issued shortly. In the meantime, we have requested time and again to issue orders by allowing Stenographers to appear in the above examination. But all in vain.

Under the circumstances, this Association once again urges upon you to permit Stenographers having 10 years qualifying service be allowed to appear in PS Group-B Examination.

With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
( A. Pathak )
General Secretary

Private Secretary posts - as Circle cadre

To

Ms. Manjula Prasher
Secretary(Posts)
Government of India
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 016.

No:AIPSA/Corr/03/2012 Dated at Kol-12, the 27/01/2012

Sub: Private Secretary may be treated as Circle Cadre

Ref: This Association letter No.AIPSA/Corr/01/2012 dt.3/01/12

Respected Madam,
A Stenographer dreams that atleast he/she will retire from the service as a Private Secretary. But the said dream of the Stenographer can not be materialized due to family problem, children education, health condition, monetary loss, fag end of service etc. As a result of non-joining in the Private Secretary Posts some stenographers are deprived of from getting the pecuniary benefit and on the other hand many junior Stenographers are supposed to work without any benefit or status. After the 6th Pay Commission the situation is very much alarming. Many Stenographers are reluctant to take promotion of Private Secretary as they are getting more pay than Private Secretary under MACP. At present out of 46 posts of Private Secretaries, 26 posts are vacant in the DOP.

Under the circumstances, this Association urges that Private Secretary posts may be treated as a Circle Cadre like ASPOs so that all the posts can be filled up at an early date and the pecuniary benefits are given to the stenographers who will work in the said posts. An early reply will be highly appreciated.

With profound regards,

Yours sincerely,
( A. Pathak )
General Secretary

Letter for change of quarters for AIPSA Office at Delhi.

No:AIPSA/Corr/02/2012 Dated at Kol-12, the 27/01/2012

To
Ms. Rameswari Handa
Chief Postmaster General
Delhi Circle
New Delhi-110 001.

Respected Madam,

Sub:: Change of Quarter No.A-3/13, Pankha Road, Janakpuri to any quarter at P&T Colony, Kalibari Marg, New Delhi or at Mothibagh Staff Quarter.
Ref: This Association letters dated 28.7.2009, 6.5.2010, 14.10.2011 & 17.01.2011

It is to submit that a Type-I Quarter bearing No.A-3/13, Pankha Road, Janakpuri, New Delhi has been allotted to All India Postal Stenographers’ Association on 09.02.2007. It is also to submit that the said quarter is not in a usable condition and beyond repairs. Although more than Rs.7,000/- (Rupees Seven thousand) only has already been paid to the Department as Licence Fee by this Association but the Department has failed to handover the quarter in a habitable manner.

In the circumstances, this Association humbly request you to kindly allot an alternative accommodation preferably at Kalibari or at Mothibagh Staff Quarter which is more convenient for the representatives of the Association who come from all corners of the country and for this act of kindness this Association will be highly grateful to you.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
( A. Pathak )
General Secretary

News from Confederation of All India Central Government Stenographers Association

On 28th January 2012,  Secretary General, CAICGSA met Hon'ble MP (Loksabha) Shri Kodikunnil Suresh from Kerala and discussed the Parity case of subordinate Stenographers and handed over the copy of letter written by the SG to DOPT.  The MP wrote a letter to Hon'ble Minister, DOPT, and assured that MP will met the Minister in person during the next visit to Delhi in the coming week.

Another important move is the Hon'ble MP collected details of the case and suggested that he will raise our issue in the comming session of Parliament. Let us hope for the best.