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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Merger order

A letter from General Secretary

Dear friends,
            As already informed to you that Directorate has called AIPSA for a meeting on Cadre Restructuring of Stenos, we had been to Directorate on 10.01.2014.  We had our Cadre Restructuring Meeting with the following officers at Directorate on 10.01.2014.
1.      DDG (Estt)
2.      ADG (Estt)
3.      ADG (PCC)
4.      Director (Estt) and
5.      Mr. Sudharsana Rao.
I.                    Discussion on Merger Issue: First of all,  DDG (Estt) madam enquired about the merger issue. We have informed that the merger order was not implemented in almost all the circles except few and some circles like Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have sought clarifications like :
1.      The position of Stenos who were promoted from Grade III to Grade II prior to receipt of Directorate orders and
2.      The stenos who are  awaiting promotions from Grade III to further
            DDG(Estt) informed that action is initiated for immediate implementation of the orders and they are also calling for the reports from Circles.  It was also informed that instructions will be reiterated for implementation of the order.
II.   Discussion on Cadre restructuring:    DDG (Estt) Madam has agreed openly in the Meeting that the stenos were put to lot of disparity and injustice.  She has also informed that the Cadre Review has to be carried out once in 5 years after every pay commission which is not being done and instructed her staff that the cadre review cannot be neglected.
            Some officers raised questions over the increase in the promotion posts to P.S. and Sr. P.S. We have argued such increase in promotion has been made in some other departments like Defense and Income Tax. DDG (E).   Madam asked to submit the copies of the orders of those Departments, if so. We have submitted the required copies of orders of cadre Restructuring done in some other Ministries like Ministry of Defense and Income Tax in support of our demand for increase in the promotion posts to P.S. and Sr.P.S.  DDG(Estt) informed that such orders  will definitely strengthen our genuine demands and promised that she will do the needful. In  nutshell, We had a fruitful meeting with DDG (Estt) on this. Hoping for the Best.
III. Meeting with DDG (P): We also had a meeting  with DDG(P) who  informed that recruitment rules have been sent to DOPT and they will be implemented shortly.
            Friends, in the meantime, Directorate has issued an order on our Merger issue of Gr.I & II to Gr.I and Gr.III to Gr.II to implement in all the Circles consequent on our visit to Delhi on 10.01.2014 but without answering to the clarifications sought for by the A.P. & T.N. Circles in this regard.
            After assumption of the New Team:
1.      Directorate asked to submit revised proposal on cadre restructure – We have submitted the revised proposal.
2.      Directorate asked us to have discussion on the revised proposal – Discussed as above and the work is in progress.
3.      We have reiterated the Directorate to implement the merger order at all Circles – Now a separate order has been issued to all Circles to implement the merger order immediately. 
We are hoping for the best in the coming days.  However, if they call for any meeting and if there are any developments, it will be informed.
With fraternal & season’s greetings,              
General Secretary,