Tuesday, July 26, 2011


The Madras High Court has directed the Union Government to frame a scheme like that of a one-time regularisation scheme of September 1993, to provide an opportunity of regular entry to 50 persons subject to their eligibility, qualification, if any and after relaxing the age bar and consider their case for regularization.

A Division Bench comprising Justices Elipe Dharma Rao and M. Venugopal passed the common order on petitions by the Centre challenging an order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) directing it to regularize the services of Rita Mary and 49 other casual labourers who were subsequently granted temporary status.
According to Ms. Mary, she was engaged as a casual labourer in December 1984 and posted to the Customs Preventive party, Thanjavur on monthly wages. In September 1993, the Centre by means of an official memo formulated a scheme for grant of temporary status to casual labourers. In February 1994, she was granted temporary status. However, at a later stage, the status was withdrawn and she was denied regularization. She moved the CAT which directed the government to grant regularization. Hence, the present writ petitions from the official authorities.

Disposing of the petitions, the Bench said the applicants had put in fairly a long spell of service. It had no hesitation to hold that denying them the temporary status and the consequent regularization was not a prudent and a fair practice (and that too when the Department of Personnel and Training in an office memorandum of September 10, 1993, framed a onetime regularization scheme.) Otherwise, it would amount to violating the tenor and spirit of Article 14 and 16 of the Constitution, besides discrimination, arbitrariness and unreasonableness. Viewed in that perspective and also taking note of the overall assessment of facts and circumstances of the present case and in the interest of equality, fair play, good conscience and on humane consideration, the Bench said it was giving the direction to the authorities.

- The Hindu, Dated 23.07.2011


The Latest developments on some strike charters are finished hereunder for the consumption of our members.
● Orders on officiating pay in higher posts – ordered are placed for signing will be released within two days.

● Orders to recommend grant and relief up to 3 days EL to Head Postmasters – will be released tomorrow or day after tomorrow.

● Order to bring staff on Sundays & holidays – orders issued last week itself. Copy could not be obtained today. Will be exhibited after its receipt.

● Revision of Recruitment Rules to Group D – Draft has been approved and will be notified by amendments to recruitment rules.

● Two more chances to appear LGO exam for those exhausted six chances – instead of two more chances, the file has been placed for enhancement of six chances to eight chances. Since the explained the urgency for its implementation in the notified LGO exam, it is assured to released the orders before the end of this month.

● It is informed that the revision of postman recruitment Rules for Postmen will be finalized by considering the number of candidates passed in the proposed postmen examination.

● Orders for dropping the confirmation examination –The draft on orders has been placed for approval.

● Revised Recruitment Rules for Postal Assistants – As per the RR 2002, there are 49 Categories eligible to appear the exam and most of the categories are not in existence. Now the existence of the category is being processed and the recruitment rules will be finalized.

(i) All the outsider candidates' secured 60% marks will be allowed to appear the PA recruitment examination.

(ii) Unfilled LGO vacancies will be thrown open to GDS without any mark condition.

● Revised Recruitment Rules for HSG I – The Staff Selection Commission have raised some queries which have been replied. It is expected that the HSG I Recruitment Rules will be returned from SSC within a week or fortnight, 100% HSG I posts for general line has been already incorporated in the revised recruitment rules.

● Postmaster's cadre Grade III will be filled up regularly only after the approval of HSG-I Recruitment Rules since the seniority to the existing HSG-I Officials on adhoc basis shall be given seniority in the newly formed cadre.

● Appearing PH candidates for IPO exam – now the department has approved for allotment of vacancies for PH candidates in IPO exam and the file will be sent to social welfare Department for information and formal approval.

● MACP fixation on acquiring TBOP/BCR – orders have been issued.

● Cadre Restructuring Committee – we could not meet the concerned Director (SR) informed that it will be convened shortly.

● Separate cadre for PO & RMS Accountants, will be sorted out in the committee.

● We requested to expedite the release of tenure posting conditions imposed on the single handed SPMs.

● Cash handling point to GDS – Proposal for formation of a committee has been initiated to review and implement the decision.

● Protection of TRCA – File has been submitted to Finance (IFW)

● Grant of Special Allowance to all irrespective of MACP I, II, or III – the IFW sought linking of old files and files have been submitted for approval.

● Treasury Allowance – File has been submitted to IFW.

● Director (SR) told that he is processing the case of allotment of staff quarter with reference to old orders related to post attached quarters and will finalise the shortly.

In respect of other issues, we could not take follow up action today and will process further after returning from Lucknow Federal Executive (i.e.) on 28.07.2011.


A Joint convention of unions consisting Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, All India State Government Employees Federation, All India Defence Employees Federation, BSNL Employees Union, School Teachers Federation of India, All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organizations and Organizations of Railways Workers was held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Shri Delhi Gujarati Samaj., Raj Niwas Marg, Civil Lines, New Delhi on 22.07.2011. The convention was presided over by a joint presidium of Coms. S.K. Vyas(Confederation)R.G. Karnik (AISGEF), P.R.Memon (Railways), V.A.N. Namboodri (BSNL) Ashok Kumar Burman(AIFUCTO) and Sardar Singh (Defence). In the beginning Com. Sukomal Sen (AISGEF) put written detailed draft declaration to be adopted at National Convention and elaborately discussed all the issues which will adversely affect the interests of workers and employees after enactment of the PFRDA Bill by the parliament. If once authority is formed it will also interfere in the existing pension scheme.com. Basudev Acharya M.P., CPI(M) Parliamentary Party leader in Lok Sabha elaborated discussed about PFRDA Bill and told as to how the Left MPs resisted and prevented the move of UPA-I Government who wanted to introduce this Bill.But after withdrawal of support from the Government on nuclear bill issue , the Government accelerated the speed of neoliberal economic policies. After coming back in power the congress lead UPA-2 Government has introduced the PFRDA Bill again in Lok Sabha with the help of main opposition party B.J.P. When a Vote of division was demanded by us. Com. Tapan Sen General Secretary CITU stated the new pension scheme is totally Fraud as the assurance given by the Government will never be fulfilled.

Other main speakers on the subject were Coms. Ashok Kumar Burman S/G, AIFUCTO, Shiv Gopal Mishra S/G AIRF, Muthusundram G/S AISGEF, D. Biswas (BEA), Shyam Sunder (Pensioners Federation), Sardar Singh (AIDEF), P.Abhimanyu(BSNL), Elangobin (DREU), Rajenderan (School Teachers Association),Com. M.K.Pandhe , Senior Veteran Leader CITU also expressed his views on PFRDA Bill and appealed to all to launch extensive campaign to mobilize and unite the entire working class to oppose and defeat the bill.

`Com. M. Krishnan Secretary General NFPE stated that new pension scheme is nothing but gambling by the Government. He cited the examples how the amount of pension of U.S. employees became zero after recession and bankruptey of finance and insurance Companies there. He assured that NFPE will launch all agitational programmes to be decided by the unions and fight tooth and nail the PFRDA Bill.
The `Hindi Version of Draft Declaration was presented by Com. S.K.Vyas

Coms. C.C. Pillai, K. Ragaven dran both Ex. Secretary General NFPE ,Coms. R.N.Parashar, Asstt. Secretary General, NFPE, Giri Raj Singh, General Secretary R-III, K.V. Sridharan , General Secretary, P-III, I.S. Dabas General Secretary , P-IV, P. Suresh General Secretary ,R-IV,S. Raghupathy Assistant Secretary General , NFPE , N.Gopal Krishnan Working President P-III, and D.K. Rahate President ,NFPE and so many Circle Leaders of NFPE and COCs participated in the Convention.




Sub: Inspector of Posts Examination - allotment of Surplus Qualified Candidates

The Competent Authority has decided that the Surplus Qualified Inspectors scheme which was introduced vide this office letter of even number dated 13.04.2007 and dated 20.04.2007 is hereby dropped.

2. The above order is effective from the Inspector of Posts Examination 2011 which will be held on 3rd and 4th September 2011.

(L.Mohan Rao)
Assistant Director General (DE)