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Friday, May 2, 2014

The Committee constituted by the Department on cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees vide No. 25-04/2012-PE I dated 23rd Oct 2013 held its final discussion on 28th April 2014 at 100 hours under the Chairmanship of Shri V.P.Singh, DDG (Personnel). The following were present:-
             OFFICIAL SIDE
                 STAFF SIDE
1.  Shri VP Singh DDG(P) –Chairman
2.  Shri Alok Saxena, Secretary PSB –
3.  Ms Trishaljit Sethi, DDG(E) – member
4.  Sh. Surender Kumar, ADG(PCC) –
     Member Secretary
1.  General Secretary, AIPEU, Group ‘C’
2.  General Secretary, NAPE, Group ‘C’
3. General Secretary, AIRMS & MMS,
    Group ‘C’
4.  General Secretary, NU RMS & MMS,
     Group ‘C’
5.  General Secretary, AIPEU, Postman &
6.  General Secretary, NUPE, Postman &
2.         The Committee had earlier met on 27th Nov 2013, 04th & 5th Feb 2014 and had detailed discussions.
3.         The representatives of the Staff side informed that Postal Assistant cadre officials are getting promotions in promotional hierarchy to Grade pay of Rs 2800/-(PB-1) in lower Selection Grade at a time when they are already placed in the Grade pays’ of Rs 4200/- (PB-2) or Rs 4600/- (PB-3) on award of financial up gradation (s) under MACPS. Taking note of this factual position and detailed discussions, the following recommendations in respect to the cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees were agreed to:-
(a)   The post of SPMs in Single Handed Post Offices and double handed Post Offices will be placed in the Grade Pay of Rs 2800/- in the Pay Band PB-1
(b)   The post of Sub Postmasters in Triple handed Post Offices and all other existing norm based LSG Posts in Post Offices will be placed in the grade pay of Rs 4200/- in the Pay Band PB-II.
(c )  All existing posts in HSG-II will be placed in the Grade pay of Rs 4600/- in the pay Band PB-II along with the existing HSG I Posts.
(d)  After the implementation of the above restructuring, the officials in the Grade pay of Rs 4600/-, who have completed 2 years of regular service, will be granted the Grade pay of Rs 4800/- in the pay Band – II on non-functional basis after following the usual procedure of non-functional up gradation(s)
(e)  Cadre ratio as per the agreed position mentioned at (a) to (d) above, will be worked out and the ration so worked out will be replicated to the SA cadre of RMS & PA cadre of Circle & Administrative Offices as also to the PA cadre of SBCO.
(f)  In respect of Postmaster Grade I, Grade II and Grade III Posts, once the recommendations of this Committee are implemented; the matter will be examined in the light of the same.
(g)  In the light of peculiar situation of Postman/ Mail Guard cadre where the work for bulk of the cadre continues to remain  the same; as a special case the Committee recommends the ratios as worked out in pursuance of (e) above may be considered for implementation for these cadres as well and that the cadre so restructured may concurrently get the benefit of MSCP also.
(h)  MTS being a common cadre in all Central government Ministries/Departments will be extended the same benefits as commonly decided for them.
     (M Krishnan)                          (Giri Raj Singh)                     (R Seethalakshmi)
General Secretary                  General Secretary                    General Secretary
AIPEU Group ‘C’                 All India RMS & MMS                AIPEU Postmen &
     (NFPE)                          Employee Union, Group ‘C’              Group ‘D’/MTS
                                                            (NFPE)                                         (NFPE)    
    (D Theagarajan)                         (TN Rahate)                            (D. Kishan Rao)
General Secretary                  General Secretary                    General Secretary
National Union of RMS &     National Union of Postal        National  Association of
       MMS, Group ‘C’             Employees, Postmen &               Postal Employees,
          (FNPO)                           Group ‘D’/MTS (FNPO)               Group ‘C’(FNPO)
(Surender kumar)                      (Alok Saxena)                             (Trishaljit Sethi)
ADG(GDS/PCC) &              Deputy Director General        Deputy Director General
Member Secretary                     (PMU)/Secretary PSB              (Establishment)                                     
                                                      (VP Singh)
                                        Deputy Director General (Personnel) &

                                                           NFPE- FNPO
                           CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS, NEWDELHI

                                              CADRE RESTRUCTURING AGREEMENT- UNIONS SIGNED


                 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

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