An Organisation for the welfare of postal employees

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

K V Narayanan remembered

Remembering the 1st death anniversary of Shri. K V Narayanan, Ex-General Secretary, NUR III, a commemorative meeting was organised at the District Sports Council Hall, Calicut on 29.01.2012, by FNPO, Calicut, to pay homage to the legendary leader.

The meeting was attended by hundereds of Postal employees. The meeting was inagurated by Sri. Mullappally Ramachandra, Hon Minister of State for Home Affairs. Shri K Rajan, Chairman, FNPO Local Coordination Committee, presided over the function.

Various political and trade union leaders including Shri. N Subrahmanian, KPCC Secretary, Adv M Rajan, Dist President, INTUC, Adv Niyas P M, KPCC Exec Committe member, Sri M K Beeran, Dist General Secretary, INTUC, K Kunjikrishnan, Ex Chairman, FNPO, Shri D Christudas, Circle Secretary, NUR III, N V Vinod, Circle Secretary NUR IV spoke on the occasion.

Shri P K Muraleedharan, Convenor, Reception Committe welcomed the gathering and Shri Vijayan Chelannoor delivered the vote of thanks.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Enhancement of various allowances by 25% from 01.01.2011

F. No. 5-06/ 2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110116
The 24th January, 2012

Sub: Enhancement of various allowances by 25% from 01.01.2011 owing to over 50% increase in Dearness Allowance reg: -

The undersigned is directed to say that a number of references and queries have been received in this Directorate from various Circles seeking clarifications in respect of increase of various allowances consequent upon increase in the Dearness Allowance beyong 50% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011. The issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It may be recalled that, on implementation of the reccomendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, necessary orders in respect of various allowances and certain advances were issued by the Government. Some of these orders inter alia stipulated that such Allowances/ advances shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%.

2. It is therefore, clarified that such orders in respect of the allowances and advances, which provide for their automatic increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%, do not require further confirmation/ clarification for complying with the said stipulations.

3. However, such allowances and advances are mentioned below for ready reference of all concerned.

(i) Children Education Allowance including Hostel Subsidy etc.
(ii) Special Allowance
(iii)Cash Handling Allowance
(iv) Washing Allowance
(v) Split Duty Allowance
(vi) Bad Climate Allowance
(vii) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality)Allowance
(viii)All components of Daily allowance on tour/ Mileage allowance for road and bicycle journeys on tour
(ix)Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance
(x) Special Comp. Scheduled Tribe Area Allowance
(xi)Project Allowance
(xii)Fixed Conveyance Allowance
(xiii)Cycle Maintenance Allowance
(xiv)Special Allowance for Child care for women with disabilities
(xv)Advance for purchase of bicycle/ warm clothing advance/ Festival advance/ Natural calamity allowance
(xvi)Desk Allowance

This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their dairy No. 28/ FA/ 12/ CS dated 24.01.2012.

S V Rao
Asst Director General (Estt)

Applicablity of Travelling Allowances to Syst Administrators, Marketing Executives, PRIs(P), Officials visiting for clearence of Cheques

File No. 1-02/ 2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110116

17th January, 2012

All the Heads of Circles

Subject: Applicablity of various kinds of Travelling Allowances in case of System Administrators, Marketing Executives, PRIs(P), Officials visiting for clearence of cheques etc. reg: -

Sir/ Madam,

It has been brought to the notice of this Directorate by Staff side that the instructions issued vide this Department letter No. 17/ 01/ 2011-PAP dated 23rd June 2011, on the subject cited above, are not being followed in right perspective. The said instructions regarding (i) application of road mileage allowance to system administrators, (ii) grant of fixed conveyance allowance to Marketing exicutive (iii) bring the PRI(P)s under TA ruled for journeys beyond 16 KMs and (iv) payment of fixed conveyance allowance to the officials entrusted with cheque clearance work are reiterated herebelow for information of all concerned and strict compliance.

2.0 It is reiterated that the Supplementary Rules and the Government Orders thereunder, pertaining to the grant of fixed conveyance allowance, payment of road mileage and payment of travelling allowance to various categories of staff, "including System administrators, Marketing Executives and PRI(P)s, working in this Department", for their travels beyond 16KMs, are not only clear and distinct but also their implementation is well within the powers of the Heads of Departments (Heads of Circles in case of Postal Circles).

2.1 It is, therefore clarified that the possibilities of payment of Road Mileage Allowance to system administrators, payment of fixed conveyance allowance to the Marketing Executives may be examined under appropriate rules (ie. SRs 22 to 25, 45 to 46 as the case may be) and Government orders thereunder and decided at Circle level itself. Normal TA/ DA for the journeys beyond 16 KMs from their normal place/ headquarters of duty, may be granted to the PRIs(P), System administrators and marketing executives, as per the existing provisions available under the Fundamental Rules & Supplementary Rules (Part: II: TA Rules) and Government's orders thereunder.

2.2 In case the Marketing Executives and System Administrators are also required to travel extensively within 16 KMs, as in the case of PRIs(P), their cases may also be examined by maintanance of log books for three months with reference to the G10 (1) below SR-25 prescribing the slabs of distances and corresponding monthly rates ofconveyance allowance" and decided swiftly in order to allow the justified allowances to the employees concerned without delay.

3.0 The issue of payment of "fixed conveyance allowance" to the Postal Assistants assigned the duties of going to Clearing Houses, etc, in connection with clearance of cheques, has also been raised. It is clarified that no such fixed conveyance allowance like PRIs(P) could be considered for such Postal Assistants as their job cannot be equated with the former. It is therefore made clear that such officials may be reimbursed actual expenses incurred by them for such visits according to their entitlements or prescribed per Kilo Meter rate of road mileage may be granted in case of their journeys carried out through their own scooters/ motorcycles as the case may be, with reference to the applicable rules and instructions.

Yours faithfully,

Surender Kumar
Astt Director General (GDS/ Estt