Monday, 4 June 2012

Transfer & Postings in the Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

 The following transfer/postings in the Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ has been ordered vide Department of Posts (Personnel Division) Memo No. 1-1/2009-SPG dated 4th June, 2012.

Sl. No.
Name & Batch of the Officer
Present Posting
Posting on Transfer
Shri S.K. Chakrabarti (IPoS-1978)
CPMG, West Bengal Circle, Kolkata
CPMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubnaeswar
Ms. Humera Ahmed(IPoS-1979)
CPMG, Maharastra Circle, Mumbai
CPMG, West Bengal Circle, Kolkata
Shri A.K. Sharma (IPoS-1981)
CPMG, Odisha Circle, Bhubnaeswar
CPMG, Maharastra Circle, Mumbai

GS writes to DG (Posts) on Unrealistic Recruitment procedure for GDS BPM / Other GDS employees ordered by CPMG, Odisha.

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/GDS/Odisha/2012                    Dated :        26/5/2012.

Ms. Manjula Prasher,
Director General (Posts),
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :     Unrealistic Recruitment procedure for GDS BPM / Other GDS
                   employees ordered by CPMG, Odisha.  

Respected Madam,

This Association is constrained to bring to your kind notice that, some Circles have started devising new procedures on their ‘own’ for selection of GDS employees outside the method incorporated in “Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011”. In the name of making the selection process transparent by imposing some additional and extra procedure outside the provisions of “Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011” without taking into consideration the ground realities and practical problems to be faced by recruiting / appointing authorities. For example, CPMG, Odisha Circle vide his letter No. No.EST/1-3/19/GDS/2010 dated 26/04/2012 (copy enclosed) has prescribed the following method as per the decision taken in their CMC meeting held on 20/4/2012.
          “At the Divisional level all the Registered Letters (RLs) containing application forms shall be opened and scrutinized in presence of the applicants on prior intimation to the applicants who desire to be present on the date of scrutiny”.

          The applications shall be scrutinized by the Appointing Authority who may take the help of two more Members/Officers for scrutiny of the applications by constituting a committee of following officers.

i)                     Composition of committee for GDS BPM :
SSPOs/SPOs of parent Division, one SSPOs/SPOs of the neighboring Division and one ASPOs of neighboring Division out of which one member must belong to SC/ST community.

ii)                   For other category GDS:
IP/ASP I/c of the parent Sub-Division, two IP/ASP of neighbouring Sub-Division out of which one member must belong to SC/ST community.”

          This Association is not against anything that the Directorate thinks proper to implement to make the recruitment process of GDS employees transparent like a crystal.  We would like to mention here that, in the name of transparency Chief PMG Odisha has prescribed a method which is impractical, unrealistic and hitherto unheard of. As per the method prescribed by Chief PMG Odisha, the Registered Letters (RLs) containing applications of the candidates will be opened in presence of the candidates who will be specifically called by the Recruiting Authority for this purpose. Inviting the candidates to be present while opening their applications is something unusual. It is something like opening of tenders in presence of the bidders. Given the number of applicants applying for the GDS posts now-a-days the procedure, if implemented will create a scene like people in fish market. Further, influence of muscle power and political pressure on the spot can not be ruled out. The Circle Branch of this Association has already taken up this matter with the Hon’ble Chief PMG, Odisha, but nothing fruitful has emerged so far.

          It has come to the notice of this Association that Circles are devising different methods on their own which are outside the “Gramin Dak Sevaks (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011”. In the name of transparency, Circles are imposing whimsical decision of recruiting authorities without taking into consideration the practical problems etc. Secondly, CMC has no authority to decide such thing in a matter which will violate the uniformity in Recruitment process of GDSs through-out the country.

          This Association therefore strongly protests against the unrealistic and un-uniformed methods adopted by Odisha Circle in the matter of recruitment of GDS and requests your kind honour to issue necessary directions to Chief PMG, Odisha Circle to withdraw the unrealistic method prescribed by him and follow the instructions in the matter issued by Directorate from time to time.

          A positive action will be highly appreciated.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy to:

Sri A. K. Sharma, Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneshwar  for kind information and necessary action.