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Thursday, October 17, 2013

AIPSA Conference - Invitation

Dear Friends,
We solicit your esteemed presence on the
Occasion of our Association’s  

25/26 OCTOBER 2013 

An Unforgettable Place for Pilgrims and Tourists At the Southern most Tip of INDIA


25.10.2013           -10.00 Hrs     CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING
                             -14.00 Hrs     SUBJECT  COMMITTEE  MEETING
26.10.2013          - 09.30 Hrs     OPEN SESSION
                             -14.00 Hrs    SUBJECT  COMMITTEE  & ELECTION

CHIEF  GUEST:  Smt. INDU GUPTA, CHIEF POSTMASTER GENERAL, TAMILNADU CIRCLE                                                       

                K. Suresh Kumar                E.Murugadas                         N.  Ganesan
                President                              Secretary                                Treasurer
                Chennai                               Madurai                                  Virudhunagar
                097902 23512                      098426 21567                         094426 64568.                       
Attention CWC Members: You are requested to be present sharply by 10.00 Hours on 25th October 2013.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Request from AIPSA Treasurer

AIPSA Circle Secretaries are requested to clear the CHQ dues by depositing online AIPSA account No.31569795556, STATE BANK OF INDIA, (IFS Code SBIN0004297) PBB, Abids, Hyderabad  immediately.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2012-13.

File No. 26-04/2013-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 4 th October, 2013.
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General
Deputy Director General (PAF), Postal Dte.
All General Managers (Finance)
Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
Director, RAKNPA/ Directors of All PTCs.

Subject:- Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2012-2013.

I am directed to convey the sanction of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2012-2013 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`/ MTS, Group `C` and non Gazetted Group `B`. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and adhoc payment of Bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowances/wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period/year.
1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated in the paras below.
2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-
Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus  / 30.4(Average no. of days in a month)
2.2 The term “Emoluments” for regular Departmental Employees includes basic Pay in the pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances), S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty ) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawl of salary exceeding Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during the accounting year 2012-13 the Emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month only.
2.3 “ Average Emoluments” for regular Employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve ,the total salary drawn during the year 2012-13 for the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. However, for the periods of EOL and dies-non in a given month ,proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only).
2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed ,or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory order issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.
2.5 Those employees who have resigned, retired, left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2012 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.
3.1 In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty through out the year during 2012-2013, Average monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013 divided by 12 (Twelve). However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs 3500/- (Rs.Three Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during this period. the allowances will be restricted to Rs 3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus may be calculated by applying the Bonus formula as mentioned below:-
Average TRCA X Number of days of Bonus / 30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)
3.2 The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards Bonus calculation for either the substitute or the incumbent Gramin Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postman/Group `D` Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.
3.3 If a Gramin Dak Sevak has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia Bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.
3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2012 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.
3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year ,the clarificatory orders issued vide Para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.
4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers ) who worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2013 will be paid ad-hoc Bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)
The maximum ad-hoc Bonus will be calculated as below:-
(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of Bonus)  /  30.4 (average no. of days in a month) Accordingly, the rate of Bonus per day will work out as indicated below:_
Maximum ad-hoc Bonus for the year   365
The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs. 1200/- during the period 1.4.2012 to 31.3.2013 the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc Bonus due in such cases.
5. The amount of Bonus /Ex gratia payment /Adhoc Bonus payable under this order will be rounded to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head `Salaries` under the relevant Sub –Head of account to which the pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2013-2014.
6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of Bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was disbursedS for the Department as a whole.
7. This issue with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 156/FA/13/CS dated .4th October, 2013
8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged
Assistant Director General (Estt)

Quantum of injustice being done to the Subordinate Office Stenographers

1) Disparity but not parity: Other than Grade Pay in the entry grade i.e 2400/- there is absolute disparity between Secretariat &  Non Secretariat Stenographers as -
A) Secretariat Stenographers reach Rs.6600/- GP by the time of retirement where as non Secretariat Stenographers will reach Rs.4800/- GP only by retirement.
B) the facility of NFSG is extended to Secretariat Stenos which ensures upgradation to promotional Grade Pay in every 4 years whereas the non Secretariat Stenos are not given such benefit.  Moreover non Secretariat Stenos have to wait 10 years for MACP which gives upgradation to next GP but not promotional Grade Pay.
C) though both are recruited through the same recruitment process there is no parity in their service conditions.
D) DOPT is very active in considering the benefits of Secretariats Stenos by way of timely restructuring, schemes like NFSG but not in case non  Secretariat Stenos.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013



"The AIPSA Team consisting Shri A.S.Pathak, (Gen Secretary), Shri Krishnamoorthy (Treasurer) and Ms. Sheela Singh, (Vice President) visited Directorate as per their (Directorate's) request in connection with discussion on restructure of cadres has discussed at length with the higher-ups of Directorate and requested them to accord parity with CSSS as recommended by the VI CPC and accepted by the Govt. of India.  The discussions are understood by our delegates as fruitful and the Directorate authorities promised to send their proposal to the DOPT within a short time.  Let us hope for a favourable outcome."

7th Pay Commission announced - Focus on 7th CPC

The central government today announced the constitution of Seventh Pay Commission which will benefit about 50 lakhs central government employees and more than 30 lakhs pensioners all over India.

The Finance Minister after getting approved from the Prime Minister announced the decisions. The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016.The Central Government constitutes  Pay Commission every ten years to revise the pay scales for its employees and it is implemented with some modifications by some states. This announcement has created a joyous atmosphere among the employees and are eagerly waiting for its details.

Gandhi Jayanthi - 02nd October


The following additional information are given for the delegates.

Worth seeing wonders at Kanyakumari:

1.  Sun rise in the East beach of Vivekandapuram  i.e, the place of venue of the Conference.
2.      Sun set in the West.
3.      133 ft. Thiruvalluvar statue
4.      Swami Vivekananda Rock. Both are located in the mid-sea. Boat services are there to see these wonders.
5.      Triveni Sangam (Sea Bath)
6.      Bagavathi Amman Temple near Sea shore.
7.      Gandhi Mandapam
8.      Adhi Sankarachari statue
9.      Suchindrum Temple (10 kms from Kanyakumari)
10.  Padmanabhapuram palace (en-route Thiruvanandapuram)
11.  Thirparappu Water Falls (en-route Thiruvanandapuram)
12.  Nagaraja Temple (Nagercoil Town)
13.  Mathoor Hanging Bridge, Biggest in Asia

Helpline Numbers at Kanyakumari:

1.      Vivekananda Kendra – 04652 – 246250.
2.      Shri Raghupathy, SPM, Kanyakumari P.O – off. 04652 248321
Mob. 09698844309. (He can be contacted for sight seeing and this P.O. is located between Kanyakumari Bus Stand/Railway Station and Vivekananda Kendra)
3.      Shri Ramachandran, BPM, Vevekananda Kendra P.O
4.  Shri. P.Ramadhas, Manager, Hotel Cape Residency. Opp. To Vivekananda Kendra. (09789510725)

Helpline Numbers at Nagercoil: (O/o SSPOs, Kanyakumari Dn.)

1.      Shri T. Pushparaj, P.A. to SSPOs, Kanyakumari dn., Nagercoil  629 001. (Office – 04652 – 232032; Mob. 09047149231)
2.      Shri S. Suresh, ASPOs(OD) – 09994172549.
3.      Shri S. Jegadheeson, O.A., Stock Br. – 09443581322.
4.      Shri N. Ramadhas, SPM, Ozguganasery S.O.
(off. 04652 272195; mob. 09486077890)

1.      Thirumalai Naicker palace.
2.      Azhagar Temple
3.      Pazhamudhir Cholai (Hills)
4.      Thirupparankundram Murugan temple.
5.      Meenakshi Temple.

1.      108 Shivalinga Pooja (4.00 a.m.)
2.      Pamban Bridge
3.      AgniTheertham (See bath)
4.      Ramanathaswamy Temple
5.      Kentha Patha Parvath
6.      Saatchi Hanuman Temple
7.      Panch Muki Hanuman Temple
8.      Lakshman Theertham
9.      Sitha Theertham
10.  Sri Ramachandra Temple

Help Line Numbers at Rameshwaram:

1.      Shri Saravanan, P.A., Ramnad HO – 09952727726.
2.      Shri Selvam, Caretaker, Rameshwaram IQ – 09865103131.