Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Cadre Resructuring Committee agreement & Unions statement‏

             CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS,   



                 At last after several round of protracted negotiations with the administration, JCM Staff side, Departmental council ( NFPE & FNPO) has signed the cadre restructuring proposal. The staff side has tried to the best of its ability to make maximum improvement in the proposal. In spite of our hard bargaining we could not achieve 100 percent success. Our demand for separate higher pay scale for PO& RMS Accountants, Creation of separate cadre for System Administrators or grant of special pay/allowance, bringing MTS also under cadre restructuring etc is not accepted by the administration. Regarding Postmaster Cadre after much bargaining, it is agreed to examine our claim for higher pay scale after the present proposal is approved by the government.

                  As Govt has already appointed 7th CPC and the Pay Commission has already published the questionnaire, any further delay in completing the cadre restructuring will adversely affect the interest of Postal employees. We will take up the remaining issues, which are not agreed by the administration in the cadre restructuring committee with the 7thCPC in our memorandum and make one more effort to get a favourable recommendation.

                  Taking into consideration all the above aspects and also keeping in mind the larger interest of the employees, we have decided to sign the agreement

Copy of the agreement is published below.

The Salient features of the agreement are as follows :

1. Number of LSG posts will increase from 8 % to 22 %

2. Number of HSG II  posts will increase from 2 % to 12 %

3. Number of HSG I  posts will increase from 1.5 % to 4 %

4. After completion of 2 years in HSG I the official will be promoted to 4800 GP (Non-functional Basis)

5. The above proposal will be applicable to RMS, Circle Office and SBCO in the same ratio

6. Postman/Mail guard will get the same ratio of promotion.

  The present proposal is to be approved by Postal Board, DoPT & Finance Ministry. We will make all out effort to get the proposal implemented at an early date.

                                                                        Yours sincerely
    D.Theagarajan                                                                               M.Krishnan
  Secretary General                                                                  Secretary General
         FNPO                                                                                              NFPE



Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion — Role of Departmental Promotion Committee


Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014


Consolidated nominated list of Central Public Information Officers and Appellate Authorities in DOP

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1. Punjab 
2. Chhattisgarh  
6. Tamil Nadu    

Friday, 25 April 2014

Chief Postmaster General Karnataka Circle Bangalore has issued order i/r/o regular ASP order to the following IP's vide memo No STA-1/21/ASP-XIV dated 9.04.2014

1. Sri ShreeKantayya  re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
2. Sri K Sudhakar (APS) re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
3. Sri V V Nimbargi  re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
4. Sri S Nagendra re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
5. Sri P Chidanand re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
6. Sri Tarakesh re allotted to Bangalore Region Bangalore.
7. Sri R V Madivalar re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
8. M/s Gayatri re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
9. Sri M K Kottal re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
10. Sri Mohan Pattar re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.
11. Sri Sudhakar S Murthy re allotted to North Karnataka Region Dharwad.

    Congratulations to all, the concerned PMG's will issue posting order...

New Website for 7th Central Pay Commission

Click on this Web Address : http://7cpc.india.gov.in/

Directorate has revised the syllabus for LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B

Directorate vide memo No. A.34012/03/2013-DE dated 22nd April 2014 has revised the syllabus for LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B. 

To view the memo, please CLICK HERE. 
1) Thanks to NAPE Group-C Kerla circle for creating BlogSpot to help PA/SA   aspirants .This BlogSpot provide all the material for examination to PA/SA   aspirants.
All the branch secretaries are requested to inform this to PA/SA applicant living  in your area . Click this link to go topasaexamination2014.blogspot.in
2)Appeal to our  Division/Branch secretaries,  only 8 days  remain to submit Membership  declaration to your  Head of the division  .
NAPE Group-C is targeting to increase at least 10%  membership. Without your cooperation we cannot achieve this  goal .We hopes and trusts that you will help us to reach the target.
7th CPC  Questionnaire
6th CPC 7th CPC questionnaire comparsion 
Payment of Conveyance Allowance to Deaf and Dumb employees at par with Blind and Orthopeadically Handicapped employees.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014


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SB Order No. 5/2014 : Changes in Statutory Rules in the backdrop of implementation of CBS- regarding.

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To view the admissible amount, please CLICK HERE. 

Question Papers of Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam ( PA / SA ) 2013 held in all Circles

Friends.. we have already shared all the Question Papers of PA/SA Exam held during last year (2013). As now exam dates for PA/SA Exam 2014 are announced and very short time is available for preparation, it is very important to have a look at the previous papers so as to get an idea about the question paper and pattern. Hence here we have compiled all the questions for your easy reference. Hope this helps you. Prepare well….all the best in advance.

Exam Date
Circles Covered
Question Paper
21 April 2013
TamilNadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra & Gujarat Circles
05 May 2013
Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, North East , Odhisha & West Bengal
12 May 2013
19 May 2013
Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand and U. P. circles
07 July 2013
Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan circles
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Postal ( PA / SA ) Exam Date announced - Update as on April 13, 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Digitization of Service Books of employees at Head Post Offices- Nomination of Single Point of Contacts (SPOCs) thereof

The Competent Authority has decided to nominate Accountant of each Head Post Office as Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for digitization activity under the Core System Integrator (CSI) in his Post Office. He will help the digitization team in reading and understanding the Service Book entries and identifying the documents that are scanned. After the quality check by the digitization team, he will verify the entries entered in the system with the respective Service Books and also ascertain whether the relevant documents have been scanned properly. Subsequently, He will submit a report in this regard to the Divisional Head/Unit Head providing list of employees, whose Service Books have been digitized and the relevant documents have been scanned; and also the list of missing documents employee-wise.

It has also been decided that as the work is HPO specific, the concerned Divisional Head/Unit Head will nominate Sr. PM/PM or ASP/IP of the Division/Unit in case of non-availability of regular HSG-I/HSG-ll Postmaster for each HPO for checking, countersigning and releasing the list of employees, whose Service Books have been digitized and list of missing documents employee-wise to the TCS Digitization Team.

MACP benefits on the basis of Promotional Hierarchy..!

What is the Necessity for MACP to Emulate ACP’s Promotional Hierarchy? 

For a number of years, Federations have been demanding that employees who had not been given promotions for 10, 20 or 30 years be given promotions or upgradations by MACP (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme) on the basis of their respective Promotional Hierarchy. The Government refused to oblige by stating very clearly in the 6th CPC that promotions will be given only on the basis of Grade Pay Hierarchy. 

There are no such recommendations in the ACP Scheme (Assured Career Progression Scheme), which was introduced by the 5th CPC. In fact, there was not even a Grade Pay format in its Pay Structure. There was also no usage of ‘Hierarchy’ in it. A lot of confusion was created after the introduction of the Grade Pay Structure by the 6th CPC. Two distinct hierarchies were created – Promotional Hierarchy and Grade Pay Hierarchy. 
Promotional Hierarchy is based on the pay structure depending upon the employee’s grade and department. Two employees with similar designations and ranks, but in different departments, will notice this difference. This is not applicable to everybody.

On the other hand, Grade Pay Structure is common for all. This is the reason why there are differences between an employee who gets promotions under the regular system and one who gets promotion under MACP. In order to rectify this discrepancy, a number of employees had approached the courts and had succeeded. 

This would become clearer with this example: 

Let us assume that an LDC employed with a Central Government office under a promotional hierarchy of 1900-2400-4200. Regular Promotion is given on this basis only. 

If the employee has not been given a promotion for 10 years, then, instead of the next Grade Pay of Rs. 2400, he will be given a grade pay hike of Rs. 2000. Instead of Rs. 4200 Grade Pay, he will be given Rs. 2800. This is the reason for all the confusion. 

But, the point to be observed here is that it was granted on the basis of Promotional Hierarchy, introduced by the ACP of the 5th CPC. 

Let us also look at the explanation given by the Government. 
Only those who haven’t received any promotion for 10 years are given promotions or upgradations under MACP.  Pay fixation is done based on 3% increment and the differences between Grade Pay. If the employee gets a regular promotion a month after getting pay fixation, then, the difference in the Grade Pay will be calculated on the basis of his entitlement and given immediately. The intention of the scheme was to remove the anguish of the employees who weren’t given any promotion for more than 10 years.

Read an another article on MACP Scheme...
5th CPC had ACP, 6th CPC had MACP; what does 7th CPC have?- Click to read...

Srirangapatna Head Office under Karnataka Region, successfully migrated to PLI -McCamish on 07.04.2014.

Srirangapatna Head Office of Mandya Dvn under South Karnataka Region successfully migrated PLI / RPLI to McMamish on 07.04.2014. PMG madam and DPS Sir SK Region were Inaugurated the function. 

1)Cadre Restructuring Committee Meeting is Scheduled to be convened on28/4/2014 at 1100 AM
All General Secretaries
Central JCA Meeting (NFPE & FNPO) will be held on 25thMay 2014 (Sunday) at 05.00 PM at NFPE office New Delhi. All General Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting in time.
D. Thegarajan                                                         M. Krishnan
Secretary Genera lFNPO                               Secretary General  NFPE

Sunday, 6 April 2014

MOF intends staff for 7 th CPC


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Acceptance of business from SAS Agents-*ADDENDUM TO SB ORDER NO 6 / 2013

Why was the most eligible candidate excluded? Anyway the RBI has a mind of its own and has apparently not given into the government’s indifference. It has kept the option of the Postal Bank open and will follow up with the financial ministry. How long will the ministry block it? Will the next government take a favourable decision? The reasons are certainly more than what meets the eye.

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/why-rbis-decision-on-a-post-bank-of-india-is-a-slap-for-finance-ministry-1464349.html?utm_source=ref_article
Why was the most eligible candidate excluded?
Anyway the RBI has a mind of its own and has apparently not given into the government’s indifference. It has kept the option of the Postal Bank open and will follow up with the financial ministry. 
How long will the ministry block it? 
Will the next government take a favorable decision? 
The reasons are certainly more than what meets the eye. 
Why was the most eligible candidate excluded? Anyway the RBI has a mind of its own and has apparently not given into the government’s indifference. It has kept the option of the Postal Bank open and will follow up with the financial ministry. How long will the ministry block it? Will the next government take a favourable decision? The reasons are certainly more than what meets the eye.

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/why-rbis-decision-on-a-post-bank-of-india-is-a-slap-for-finance-ministry-1464349.html?utm_source=ref_article

Saturday, 5 April 2014


Work study at Post offices :

It is the basic need for every Postmaster on assuming charge of the Post Office to understand its staff , transactions , mail arrangements , area of service , volume of mails , the people and the culture in and around the Jurisdiction . It will provide a clear idea about what is what .


The establishment and the working strength  to be studied along with the previous statistics about the staff  that was allowed to continue in the office.  A rough calculation should be made with the available statistics ie MPCM , Savings Bank , accountable articles for previous 3 year period.  After satisfying yourself with the work load , the actual requirement of staff is to be take note of.

Transaction statistics

The MPCM , SB and all other accountable articles should be studied for a specific period say for previous period and make a small comparison about the improvements / decrease in the transactions. This will give you a knowledge about the overall performance of the post office and its functions.

Mail Arrangement

Make a study on the receipt and dispatch of mails at office and find out the suitability .  This will provide a scope of identifying number of staff required at the receipt time and dispatch time for ordinary mails. Cross check the mail arrangement with the office working hours and identify dead time wherein there is a difference between receipt of bags and opening cum processing along with the closing of bags and the dead time between closing and dispatch of mails. This provides a opportunity to identify and shift staff for the work and for modification of working hours according to the mail timings.
If mail is received early and the office also commences immediately
Check the counter service requirements ie no of staff to attend counter 
If mail is received early and the office opens after a short duration
Check for staff requirement for the mails to be processed and modify the timings for staff accordingly
If mails is received after opening of office
Check the mms and mail arrangement schedules  for modification and possibility to receive mails within time
If mails received at frequent intervals ie twice in the morning
Check the interval time between the two arrivals if the time is short try processing together and if there is a good gap say 1 hours. Process only the ordinary mails first and the accountable mails together. ( you can also prepare two list for postman ie Delivery SLIP no 1 & 2 by creating duplicate beats for postman)  There can be no restrictions on creation for the same beat and only requirement is to send all mails received for delivery on the same day.. 

Area of service

Different post offices have different geographical dimensions for delivery and service.  Have a study about the area within a short period of time which will help a lot in the day to day work as a Postmaster
If the area is have a good dimensional size
Prepare to work according to the area requirement ie The Postman who should proceed first , second and so on and deploy staff accordingly
If the area does not have a good dimensional size
Prepare a dimension your self and plan to send the postman accordingly.
If the area is like a square or rectangle in shape
 Prepare Postman for beats and not beats for postman.  Select the postman with service hierarchy  and provide nearest square for the most senior and next to his junior and so on.
If the area is a butterfly type in shape
Prepare customer wise postman beat or location based ie.  Two postman should not be allowed to share one area . Hence one full area should be provided for one postman . They can also be some rotation within the beats at regular intervals.

Volume of mails

Analyze the volume of mails ie Ordinary mails on a day to day basis and understand variations in the volume ie Monday will be heavier than Tuesday , and Tuesday will be easier than Wednesday and so on This provides an understanding in how the Postman can be controlled or used effectively in other activities of the office ie . PLI , RPLI , Account Opening etc
Accountable mails also needs some study for analyzing the work load of the postman . The number of bulk mails delivered by each postman and the details of such customers to be taken note of for providing window delivery. The newly created townships should also be studied about the requirement of manpower for mail delivery.
People and culture
This is the most important aspect in analyzing the functioning of a post office . Each place has its own culture and tradition , business and profession . we have to go thro the life of the people , especially their requirement from Post office.  This will be helpful in deciding the product to be concentrated at the post office rather than concentrating on all the products and services of a PO.


What can a  Postmaster  do on the following situations
Leave of staff
Should be regulated within the office and should see that each and every staff can avail their required leave in time.
Emergency situations are exempted and upto the postmaster to decide.
Do not recommend leave for staff for long durations for silly reasons . Just make a remark on the leave application on your disinterest ( Instead you can request your staff to cutshort their leave)
When you have already studied about the staff engagement for the past years and also current requirements , the transactions , the mails , the people now you can readily fight with the administration about the necessity on production of the statistics . You may also communicate the authority that you should not be held responsible for any deficiency of service at the counter when staff are being compelled for deputations.
Shortage of staff due to leave and deputation
Open only those counters where you can provide service. Ask customer to stand in a single queue . Accept transactions on First in and First Out method . Take your standard timing for completion of transactions . Put a notice to people on the present day staff position of  your office.

Business development activities

At present the Administration is highly worried about the BD products and its revenue. It becomes inevitable to do some business for the management even though we may be at a hectic situations. After completion of the above study and implementation of the CRISIS management technique , one can be free enough to identify products and services for business.

Stages for business development

When you find that there is  business in mails
 Concentrate only on mails for a period of 6 months and do not consider admin pressure and achieve some good jumps in regd, speed , parcels  bookings and record it for you support
Product change
Identify the next product ie Savings Bank and concentrate to open more number of accounts for a period of 6 months and create a record of the same for support

Modify supervising Techniques

Our traditional supervising techniques needs lots of modifications and to be brought to suit the present environment  that can protect against the management , staff and the public

Delivery performance
Check returns by yourself  and concentrate only on those articles returned undelivered ( Do not waste time from invoicing for supervision )
Postman Delivery time
See that sufficient people are attending the work to ensure the postman leaves in time
Always report on all discrepancies ie misspent , misdirected , complaints etc and do not take your self into problems
Technology problems
Do not try to rectify it by yourself . There are people to do their job so just report and record it for support . Do not try to be over enthusiastic as it will not support your job.
Late arrival of Postman
Modify staff timings accordingly and make yourself convenient to supervise it after that.  Ie for office which starts from 09.00 to 05.00 make a staff to attend from 10.00pm to 06.00pm  and modify your time accordingly