Tuesday, April 27, 2010
P4 CHQ WRITES TO DEPARTMENT SEEKING MODIFICATIONS IN POSTMAN WORK NORMS
P4 CHQ HAS WRITTEN A LETTER TO DEPARTMENT OF POSTS SEEKING IMPROVEMENT / MODIFICATION IN THE POSTMEN WORK NORMS
The copy of letter in this regards written by Comrade Ishwar Singh Dabas General Secretary AIPEU Postmen & Group D CHQ to the Department is reproduced below for information:
No. P-IV/CHQ/Postman Norms/2010 Dated 22nd April 2010
The Deputy Director General [Estt]
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Improvement in the Postmen establishment norms – regarding.
Ref: DoP Order No.9-1/2005-W.S.I/PE.I Dated 5.2.2010
This Union is constrained to bring the following factors to your kind notice to seek necessary modifications / changes in the Revised Norms for Postmen Establishment:
1. Delivery of unregistered mail [other than multi-storied building] is given a time factor of 0.72 Minutes causing a reduction of 0.03 Minutes per letter. We have actually demanded upward revision to 1.00 Minute per article but however there is no scientific justification for reducing the existing time factor. The earlier time factor at least has to be restored.
2. Delivery of unregistered Mail in Multi-storied buildings has been given a time factor 0.42 Minutes after reducing the ad-hoc time factor earlier allowed viz., 0.77 Minutes. In fact despite instructions, all tenants in multi-storied buildings are not providing for letter-boxes in the ground floors. Therefore there is no need for providing separate time factor for letters pertaining to multi-stories buildings at present. The time factor allowed so far for letters without any distinction as general and multi-stories should be allowed to continue until such time that all tenants are keeping letter-boxes in the ground floor of the buildings.
3. Time factor for Customs Duty Articles are reduced from the existing 4.50 Minutes into 3.00 Minutes. This is highly unscientific since these articles also involve additional work including cash transactions. Therefore the earlier time factors of 4.50 which was also determined by the Work Study Unit in the year 2008 vide F.No.9-1/2005-IWSU/PE-I dated 7.10.2008 should be continued.
4. Time factor for Money Orders was 4.00 Minutes earlier which was reduced as 3.85 for Paid MOs and 2.50 Minutes for Unpaid MOs. This distinction as paid and unpaid is unnecessary since the calculations involved from the time of taking possession of MOs to making returns the work of the Postmen do not undergo any change. More over the reduction from 4.00 Minutes to 3.85 Minutes is also unscientific. The norms worked out by the Work Study Unit are to be revised once again restoring status-quo-ante.
5. The Time factor provided for distance travelled by foot as well as bicycles in congested areas is most unscientific. Earlier it was 18 Mts and 9 Mts respectively for foot and cycle and the increase of 1 minute only is not commensurate with the level of increase of congestion in traffic and people nowadays. It should be revised as 25 Minutes and 15 Minutes respectively for both Foot and Cycle in congested areas.
6. The time factor provided for Returns by Postmen viz., 0.20 Minutes is not commensurate with the new work added to Postmen. A minimum of 0.30 Minutes for Returns shall be provided for Returns.
7. Several new work are now and then added to Postmen like Sale of Postal Stationery; Collection of Data in separate forms; Collection of surplus cash from sub offices to HO; Collection of Electricity, Water Bills etc; Collection of Speed Post Articles etc and therefore the minimum Returns shall be 0.40 Minutes. No time factor has been finalised by the Work Study Unit for such works. It is necessary to decide separate work norms for such work items.
8. The time factor specified for different categories notwithstanding a ceiling specifying the maximum distance of a postmen beat should be fixed. Now there is no such crieteria and this is resulting in some beats with unscientific distances like more than 50 Kilometres. To cite an example we can point out that the distance of a beat in Delhi Sultanpuri Post Office is more than 50 Kilometres. No beat should be more than 13 Kilometres in urban areas and more than 16 Kilometres in rural areas. Forming beats beyond such a distance is unscientific. Such a restriction is to be incorporated into the Postmen establishment norms.
9. Similarly, appropriate distance factor and maximum number of articles to be entrusted shall be determined for the Speed Postman Beats also. At present no such norms are fixed and in many places the distance traversed by Speed Postmen is beyond reasoning. The number of Speed Post Articles also entrusted without any limit and thus resulting the total work hours per day is beyond 8 Hours, which is against the law.
10. Several new duties are now entrusted to Postmen as per the Directorate Order Dated 7.10.2008 under the head 'Revised Duties of Postmen / Delivery Staff' for which no time factor is specified. These new duties coming under Revised Duties are the work presently performed by Postal Assistants and therefore the same time factor in vogue for these items of work shall be included for the Postmen Work Norms also and the calculation of total work norms for Postmen establishment shall be determined taking into account these Revised Duties also. Comprehensive Orders in this behalf are to be issued by the Postal Directorate.
This Union would highly appreciate for your kind intervention for subjecting the above time factors for reconsideration and improvement.
[Ishwar Singh Dabas]
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
DEQUARTERISATION/SUSPENSION OF QUARTERS –
POWERS VESTED WITH CIRCLE HEADS
HRA SHOULD BE DRAWN TO OFFICIATING SPMS BY SUSPENDING QUARTERS
VACANT POST ATTACHED QUARTERS MAY BE ALLOTTED TO WILLING OFFICIALS
These instructions are now reiterated in the following Directorate letter
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
No. 7-1/2010-Bldg. New Delhi, dated 08.04.2010
All the Chief Postmasters General.
Subject: - Post attached quarters – instructions regarding.
Instructions/guidelines were issued vide this Directorate letter no. 10-4/2003-Bldg. dated 06.05.2003 wherein powers were delegated to the Heads of Circle regarding de-quarterisation/suspension of post attached rent free quarters of PMs/SPMs under SR-313(a),(b), (c) and (f) (Copy enclosed).2. It is therefore, requested that the case of suspension of post attached accommodation may be decided in the light of instructions/guidelines referred to above so that the officials posted under an officiating arrangement are allowed the benefit of drawl of HRA as envisaged in the letter No. 24/3/76/PAP dated 20th August, 1979 (copy enclosed).3. Efforts should also be made to ensure that the vacant post attached accommodation is allotted to willing and eligible officials as per the provision of SR 313(4) to the extent possible.
(R. B. Chawla)
Encl: As above.
Copy to: -
Service Unions (as per mailing list).
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110001
No. 10-4/2003-Bldg. Dated – 6/7/2003
ToAll Heads of Postal Circles
Sub: - Postal pool quarters and post attached rent free quarters of PMs/SPMs – delegation of powers.
Normal period of retention of Govt. residential accommodation in case of transfer from one station to another is 2 months under Supplementary Rule 317-B-11. However, further retention for a period not exceeding six months can also be granted on educational / medical ground under Supplementary Rule 317-B-22. Damage rent is chargeable if the accommodation is not vacated after the expiry of the period for which permission is granted which in any case shall not exceed a total of eight months as mentioned above.
2. Cases have been brought to the notice of the Directorate where there are no takers of postal pool accommodation even if it is vacated after expiry of the maximum permissible retention period of eight months granted under SR 317-B-11 read with SR 317-B-22 though the officer / official on transfer continues to require that accommodation on medical / educational grounds. Vacation of accommodation in such eventuality by the existing occupant on expiry of the permission granted would result in loss to the Department in the shape of non-receipt of rentals besides lack of maintenance in case such quarters remain vacant for unusually long period. Moreover, the policy of the Department is to provide residential accommodation to staff as far as possible.
3. As regards, post attached rent free quarters of PMs / SPMs, the allotment subsists only during the period of incumbency and immediately on change of incumbency; the successor incumbent becomes the allottee of the residence in question. Further, it is mandatory for incumbents to occupy such quarters. Guidelines issued vide Directorate letter No. 5-6/860NB (P) dated 09-08-1990 provide for suspension of post attached quarters of PMs / SPMs by Heads of Circles up to a maximum period of six months under SR -313 (1) (a), (b), (c) and (f). Cases regarding suspension of such quarters for the period exceeding six months are required to be sent to the Directorate. Proposals from circles are received from time to time for:-
(a) Retention of post attached quarter on transfer by outgoing incumbent.
(b) Suspension of ear-marked post attached quarters and its allotment to some other non-entitled official.
(c) Merger of post attached accommodation with the post office accommodation due to inadequacy of space in the pot office.
(d) Dequartarisation of a post attached accommodation due to inhabitable conditions.
4. The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided by the competent authority that Heads of Circles themselves may decide cases falling under SR 313 (1) (a), (b), (c) and (f) as well as those mentioned in the above para Nos (2) and (3). The power of dequarterisation of a post attached accommodation due to inhabitable condition is now also delegated to the Head of Circle. Following guidelines are issued in the exercise of these powers:-(i) The allottees of Govt. residential accommodation from postal pool on transfer from one station to another may be further permitted by Heads of Circles to continue to retain the accommodation even beyond the maximum permissible period of retention i.e. 8 months, if the occupants so desire and there are no takers of staff quarters, subject to the following conditions:-(a) Request by such an allottee in this regard should be made well in advance of the expiry of already permitted period by Head of Circle under SR - 317-B-11 read with SR 317-B-22.(b) As and when an eligible contender for the quarter arises, the quarter should be vacated on thirty days notice.(c) The occupant will have to pay double the licence fee for the permitted period of retention beyond expiry of maximum period of eight months provided under SR 317-B-11 read with SR 317-B-22.(ii) While considering request for retention of post attached accommodation, the outgoing incumbent may be permitted to retain the same accommodation if the incoming incumbent does not require the said post attached accommodation. Retention of post attached accommodation at previous placed of functioning on request may be permitted subject to the following conditions:-(a) The allotment of post attached accommodation will be cancelled on the basis of one months notice whenever such accommodation is required for the use of the regular incumbent entitled to the post attached quarters.(b) The retention will be at double the rate of licence fee for period exceeding eight months.(iii) Suspension of post attached accommodation for the reason of non-occupation by the incumbents due to their having own residential accommodation / arrangement in the area may be permitted only on the condition that it does not adversely effect the work of PM / SPM.(iv) In case of merger of post-attached quarter with post office space, Head of Circle will have to record a certificate to the effect that:-(a) The post office is a profit making one;(b) Extra benefit will be there if such merger takes place; and(c) Total space of post office on merger does not exceed the justified SOA of the post office.(v) In case of dequarterisation of post attached accommodation, Head of Circle may take a decision about dequarterisation till it becomes habitable by carrying out repairs or put the accommodation to any other official use.
5. These instructions may be circulated to all concerned for information, guidance and implementation.
6. Receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged to
the ADG (Bldg.),
New Delhi -110001.
7. Hindi version will follow.Bhartiya Dak Aur Tar Vibhag
Office of Dak aur Tar Mahanideshak
Sanchar Bhavan, (PAP Section)
20 – Ashoka Road,
New Delhi – 110001
No. 24/3/76/PAP Dated – 20 Aug 1979
Sub: - Grant of HRA to incumbents working/officiating in local arrangements against posts in which rent free accommodation is attached.
I am directed to invite a reference to this office letter of even No. dated 22nd September, 77 wherein it was decided that compensation in lieu of rent free recommendation can be granted to a Government servant for a maximum period of 3 months when he is posted to officiate in a post to which rent free accommodation is attached but which is not provided to him.
2. A question has now been raised as to how cases where though the rent free accommodation is available, but the concerned official has not occupied the same in view of the short duration of posting, are to be regulated. The case has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and the President is pleased to decide that in such cases, House rent allowance as admissible to a Government servant not entitled to rent free accommodation may be granted for a maximum period of 90 days provided the vacancies are short term ones involving local arrangements.
3. These orders take effect from the date of issue and past cases decided otherwise than in accordance with these orders need not be reopened.
This issues with the concurrence of P & T. Finance vide their Dy. No. 2097/FA-III/79 dated 20.07.79.
(R. S. N. Murti)
Asst. Director General (PE)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
ಎಸ್. ದೇವಪಾಲ್, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ದಕ್ಷಿಣ,
ಎನ್. ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ.
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಣ ಕ್ಷೀರಸಾಗರ, ಬಾಗಲಕೋಟೆ.
ವಲಯ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ;
ಎಸ್, ಎಸ್, ಮಂಜುನಾಥ್, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ.
ವಲಯ ಸಹ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ;
ಎ. ಎನ್. ದೇಸಾಯ್, ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ. ಧಾರವಾಡ.
ಸಿ. ಅನಂತಮೂರ್ತಿ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ದಕ್ಷಿಣ.
ಎಂ. ಸತೀಶ್, ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ.
ಎಸ್.ಶೈಲೇಶ್ ಕುಮಾರ್, ಕೆ.ಜಿ, ಎಫ್, ಕೋಲಾರ್.
ಹೆಚ್. ಆರ್, ರವಿಶಂಕರ್, ಮೈಸೂರು.
ಹಣಕಾಸು ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ;
ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ರಾವ್, ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ.
ಸಹಾಯಕ ಹಣಕಾಸು ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ;
ಜಾನಕಿ ರಾಮ್, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪೂರ್ವ,
ವಲಯ ಸಂಘಟನಾ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ;
ಜವರಾಯಿ ಗೌಡ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪೂರ್ವ.
ಆರ್. ಎಸ್. ಕಾರ್ನಿಕ್, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಜಿ.ಪಿ.ಓ,
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Revision effective from 1.1.2010
DG(Posts) No B-1/2010-PAP Dated 26.03.2010
Department of Posts has released the endorsement orders for the MOF Department of Expenditure orders for payment of 8% DA w.e.f. 1.1.2010.