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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT ON 01.12.2015

Smt.Kaveri Banerji
Secretary
Department of Posts
NEW DELHI

Madam
              With reference to the Directorate’s letter No.7-1/15-PCC dated 26.11.2015 and with utmost respect, we for and on behalf of our Union like to place the following facts for the favourable consideration and accord a favourable recommendation.
              Our Union has submitted a memorandum before the Hon’ble Seventh Pay Commission in detail. But it is astonishing that the Commission have neither considered the memorandum nor the personal hearing along with the Federation in the case Civil Wing of the Postal Department.  The report submitted before the Government by the Commission does not have any mentioned about the Postal Civil Wing which is highly condemnable and we reiterate our demands before your kind self for according proper attention to the Civil Wing Staff as we have no other alternative now till another pay commission is appointed which may take another ten years or so. We made the following demands before the Commission which have been ignored by them.   

1.  JUNIOR ENGINEERS (Civil & Electrical)

The actual executors of the works are being these category and the number of posts are very less in the Department hence their jurisdiction lies approximately 200 square kilometres in plain areas and even whole state in the North Eastern Sector.  Wherever the works are being carried out these category staff has to run almost once in every day in each site.  As such they cannot depend upon the public transport system for each travel as they may not reach the sites at the required time.  Most of the officials are maintaining their own vehicles and they have to meet the expenditure from their pockets every day.  Even though they are eligible for the travelling allowances as per actual, their expenditure runs beyond the eligibility criteria fixed by the Government.  Considering their loss, it may be proposed to grant an ex-gratia petrol allowance of `3000/- per month over and above the present transportation allowance for meeting
their expenditure which may increase their output in the service.

2.  DRAUGHTS MAN GRADE-I & II

As per the norms of the Government, in each every Divisional Office should have a draughtsman.  Their responsibility is to help the Executive Engineer/Superintending Engineers in discharging their duties effectively in the office and sites.  The Vth and VIth Pay Commissions have made clear cut recommendations for the appointment of Draughtsman cadre by direct appointment/promotion from Group-D officials of the Departments.  But the Postal Department has not made any effort to recruit/promote the eligible candidates to the grade of Draughtsman hence 99% of the posts are lying vacant.  It is therefore prayed this Hon’Ble Commission to make effective recommendation for appointment from open examination and also to promote the eligible MTS Staff to the cadre of Draughtsman.

3.  OFFICE SUPERINTENDENTS :

The office superintendent category is available now in the Civil Wing being posted in the office of Chief Engineer/Superintendenting Engineers and they are responsible for maintaining the cadre and administrative matters of the Civil Wing Staff including the Class-I Engineers and the ministerial/technical posts.  But they are placed now in the PB-II with grade pay of `4200/- which is unjustifiable.  As per higher responsibilities held by them the posts of Office Superintendents should have at least be placed in Gazetted Rank and at the pay scale of `7500-200-12000 since 01.01.2006 (new scale) and PB-II with a grade of `4800/-.  The same has already been recommended by the Cadre Restructuring Committee of the Department.

4.  ASSISTANTS/HEAD CLERK

The Assistant category is available now in the Civil Wing being posted in the office ofExecutive Engineers and they are in-charge of office.  But they are placed now in the PB-II with grade pay of `4200/- which is unjustifible.  As per higher responsibilities held by them the posts of Assistants should have at least be placed in Gazetted Rank and at the pay scale of `5500-200-9300 since 01.01.2006 (new scale) and PB-II with a grade pay of `4600/-.    The same has already been recommended by the Cadre Restructuring Committee of the Department

5.   WORKS CLERK GRADE-I & II

These posts should be combined and placed equivalent to the post Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant and placed at pay scale of `4000-100-6000 since 01.01.1996(new scale) and PB-II at grade pay  `2400 at the initial appointment.  For the justification it is stated that in to 5th Pay Commission the Postmen cadre which required only eighth class qualification were placed at `875/- and on acceptance of the VI the Pay Commission recommendation the Postman cadre has been placed in the pay scale of 3050-75-3950-80-4590 and the Works Clerk Grade-II was also placed at the same pay scale and the action of the Department was highly discriminatory as the qualification for the appointment for Works Clerk Grade-II is required as +2 pass and to qualify All India competitive Examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission.  The pay scales as recommended by the Cadre Restructuring Committee may be considered with effect from 01.01.2006 and also these category of staff should not be placed under the inter-state transfer liability considering their lower pay and their difficulty for maintaining two or three establishments.

6.   STENOGRAPHERS :

All the stenographers in the Civil Wing are attached with the sensitive post like Chief Engineers/Superintending Engineers/Executive Engineers as such they are dealing with highly sensitive matters and as such they should be rewarded with better pay package and promotional aspects.  The initial appointment to the Stenographer should be at PB-II with grade pay of `4800/- and on completion of six years they should be placed at PB-2 with grade pay of `5400 with effect from 01.01.2006.  The post attached with the Chief Engineer should be equivalent to Private Secretary in PB-3 with grade pay of `6600/-

7.  MULTI TASKING STAFF – GROUP-C

The multi tasting staff attached to Civil Wing are placed in the sensitive offices hence they should be rewarded accordingly with PB-I with grade pay of `2000/-  with effect from 01.01.2006.

8.   To include the Electrical Wing Cadre officials in Civil Wing of Department of Post.

          The following cadres are available in electrical wing which are working for Department of Post like Technician, Wireman, Mechanical Workman however these cadres are yet to be included in the cadre list of Department of Post.
9.        Nature of work performed by Technician/ Wireman/ Mechanical Workman.
        Work includes the following nature like, maintenance of Lights, Fans, Genset operation, A/C unit operation, Motor Pump operation of Department building Post Offices, Rented building Post Offices, Staff Quarters, Inspection Quarters, Officer’s Quarters, and Training Centre.
10.     Cadre restructure of Mechanical workman.
          The existing cadre of Mechanical workman needs to be changed as Assistant Wireman since he also performs the duties like, maintenance of Lights, Fans, Genset operation, A/C unit operation, Motor Pump operation of Department building Post Offices, Rented building Post Offices, Staff Quarters, Inspection Quarters, Officer’s Quarters, and Training Centre.
11.     Cadre wise Promotion for Technician/ Wireman/ Mechanical Workman.
        Since the cadres of Technician, Wireman, Mechanical Workman are performing technical and risk job, the existing promotion like MACP-I (10 years) , MACP-II(20 Years) and MACP-III (30 years) need to be changed as MACP-I (8 years) MACP-II(16 Years) MACP-III (24 years) like upto total 5 stages of promotion to the maximum of 40 Years.

12.     Automatic Promotion for Technician/ Wireman/ Mechanical Workman without examination.
        If any person retires as Technician the next cadre of Wireman staff according to eligibility/Seniority, willingness the vacant post of retired Technician need to be filled up automatically, like wise for Wireman that is the next cadre of Mechanical Workman staff according to eligibility/Seniority, willingness the vacant post of retired Wireman need to be filled up automatically.
13.        Increase in Fixation of cadre wise pay scale
        Pay band / Grade Pay of Technician, Wireman and Mechanical Workman need to be hiked 5 times of the existing Pay band / Grade Pay.  Since the above said cadres are performing risk involved job and their pay is very meagre, their Pay need to be increased as mentioned above in the upcoming 7th Pay Commission.
14.        Risk Allowance for Civil/Electrical Maintenance staff - Technician/ Wireman/ Mechanical Workman.
 Work performed by the civil/electrical maintenance staff which involves risk in the following duties like maintenance of high raised buildings, Lights, Fans, Genset operation, A/C unit operation, Motor Pump operation of Department building Post Offices, Rented building Post Offices, Staff Quarters, Inspection Quarters, Officer’s Quarters, and at Training Centre need to be appreciated by provision of risk allowance of Rs.1000/- per month and in case of any major accident or death on duty the Department need to give a sum of Rs.15 Lakhs as compensation separately
15.        Provision of Traveling Allowance for Electrical Maintenance staff - Technician/ Wireman/ Mechanical Workman.
        As the Electrical maintenance staff duties which involves outdoor electrical maintenance duties of Post Offices, Staff Quarters etc, their claim of TA (Traveling Allowance) bill need to be sanctioned without any restriction.
                   We hope we have placed only genuine demands required for our cadre and hope it will be acceded and also grant with a hearing in person from our Union if feel necessary by the Department.
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                   Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

(K.SIVADASAN)
GENERAL SECRETARY 

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