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Monday, May 30, 2011

National Pension Scheme gives mixed bag of returns:

                In a year when Employees’ Provident Fund gave a 9.5 per cent return and an over 8 per cent inflation rate ate into much of people’s income, the New Pension Scheme gave a mixed bag of results. Rising interest rates and volatile stock markets have impacted its returns in 2010-11 but, since inception, the NPS has managed to do better.
              The performance review of fund managers for 2010-11 by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority has revealed that NPS for private citizens has managed to give higher returns than NPS for government employees.
Central government employees in NPS earned a return of 8.05 per cent to 8.45 per cent, much below the weighted average of 9.7 per cent in 2009-10. While UTI gave the highest return of 8.45 per cent, SBI gave the lowest return of 8.05 per cent. However, returns for state government employees in NPS was much higher, which ranged between 11.34 per cent and 9.88 per cent.
 “It is about timing your investments as well as exposure to instruments,” said a PFRDA official. Central government employees who joined the service after 2004 are mandated to be part of NPS, which allows up to 15 per cent of the total corpus to be invested in equities, while the rest in corporate debt and government securities.
Private citizens, who were allowed to join the scheme from May 2009 can invest 50 per cent of their portfolio in equities and the rest in government securities and corporate bonds via one of the six fund managers — UTI Retirement Solutions, SBI, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Reliance Capital, IDFC AMC and Kotak Mahindra AMC.
Surprisingly, it is not equities but corporate bonds that was the top performer in the past one year.
“Equities have been the most volatile in the past one year, so corporate bonds and G-secs have given a higher return,” said Balram Bhagat, CEO, UTI Retirement Solutions, which was the top performing fund manager for NPS for central government, state government and the low cost NPS Lite.
The fund managers gave returns between 8.05 per cent (SBI) to 11.89 per cent (Kotak) for equities, which was a tad higher than the average return of 11.14 per cent from Nifty and 10.94 per cent from the Sensex. Equities as a class of investment, however, has given as high as a 17.85 per cent (ICICI) return since NPS was launched two years ago.
However, the usually staid and low-risk, low-return bonds and securities proved to be the dark horse, although PFRDA officials said that high interest rate regime has hit bond yields. Corporate bond yielded returns varying between 12.66 per cent (SBI) and 6.26 per cent (IDFC). G-secs have also given handsome returns. While UTI gave 12.52 percent, SBI gave 12.25 per cent. The lowest performer was IDFC with a return of 6.97 per cent in 2010-11.
Courtesy :, May 30, 2011

Laying of Annual Reports of the Central Information Commission before the Houses of Parliament.

N0.4 / 8 / 2011 -1R
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20th May, 2011

Subject: Laying of Annual Reports of the Central Information Commission before the Houses of Parliament.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Section 25 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 which provides that the Central Information Commission shall prepare a report on the implementation of the provisions of the Act each year, which the Central Government would lay before each House of Parliament. Each Ministry/Department is responsible to ensure that necessary information in relation to preparation of the Report is sent to the Central Information Commission by all public authorities within its jurisdiction in time. The Central Information Commission has developed a web based system through which the public authorities may upload the Annual Return on the website of the Commission direct. The software developed by the Commission is known as the RTI Annual Report Information System which is accessible on the website The information has to be posted on quarterly basis.

2.             It has been observed that a number of public authorities do not upload the Annual Return in time on the system. It results in the delay of the preparation of the Annual Report and consequently in laying the Report before the Houses of the Parliament.

3.             All the Ministries / Departments are requested to ensure that the quarterly returns of all public authorities under their jurisdiction is uploaded on the Annual Report Information System referred to above in time every year. The final Return for the year should be uploaded latest by the 1 5A~pri l of the subsequent financial year. The public authorities who have not uploaded their final rectums in respect of the year 2010-1 1 may upload the same on the website latest by 3ofi June, 2011.

4. It has also been brought to the notice of this Department that some Ministries / Departments have not registered all the public authorities under their jurisdiction with the Central Information Commission. It results into non-inclusion
of the complete information in the Annual Report. All the Ministries1 Departments are requested to ensure that all public authorities under their jurisdiction are registered with the Commission and they all post requisite information on the website referred to above regularly.
(K.G. Verma)
Tel: 23092158

State Level Convention in connection with Indefinite Strike commencing 5th July, 2011 conducted successfully by the Circle J C A in Bhubaneswar on 29.05.2011:

Dear Comrades,
In obedience to the instructions issued by the Central J C A, comprising NFPE, FNPO and AIPEDEU, the 3rd phase scheduled programme in connection with the forthcoming Indefinite Strike commencing 5th July, 2011 , i.e. the State Level Convention was successfully conducted by the Circle J C A in Shikhyak Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on 29.05.2011 from 10AM to 2PM. Com. P Suresh, General Secretary, P-IV addressed the convention on behalf of NFPE.
It was once again noticed that neither the CHQ leadership nor the Circle leadership from FNPO did attend the Convention in spite of sincere appeal by the NFPE leaders during the last one day dharana programme on 25.05.2011.
However as many as 100 members attended the convention from most of the  Divisions in Odisha Circle . Bhubaneswar Division was represented by its Asst. Secretary Com. Dipti Ranjan Mohanty. Among others, Com. R C Mishra, CS P-III, Com. R N Dhal, CS, R-III, Com. D Mohanty, CS, P-IV, Com. H K Mohanty, CS, R – IV, Com. Nirmal Singh, CS, AIPEDEU addressed the convention criticizing the anti-employee activities undertaken by the Govt. and appealed for united struggle to bring a roaring success to the proposed Indefinite Strike commencing 5th July, 2011.
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Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Postmaster Grade – I – Crucial date for deciding the qualifying service for the Examination – regarding

No: 4-08/ 2011-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications and IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 16, Dated 25.05.2011

                All Chief Postmasters General

Sub:        Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Postmaster Grade – I – Crucial date for deciding the qualifying service for the Examination – regarding

Sir/ Madam,

                I am directed to refer to Directorate's letter No: A-34012/ 3/ 2011-DE, dated 13.04.2011 regarding conduct of Postmaster Grade I Examination, 2011 to be held on 12.06.2011 for the existing vacancies in Postmaster Grade-I.

2.             Clarification has been sought by certain Circles regarding the crucial date for assessing the eligibility of Postal Assistants for appearing in the Postmaster Grade-I Examination, 2011 to be held on 12.06.2011.

3.             The matter has been examined in the Directorate. As per the Directorate's order No. 13-2/2010-PE.1 dated 25.11.2010, the General line posts would be deemed to have been designated as Postmaster Grade-I, Postmaster Grade-II and Postmaster Grade-III with effect from the dates those are filled up. Therefore it has been decided by the competent authority that the crucial date for assessing the eligibility of the candidates for the purpose of Postmaster Grade-1 Examination 2011, to be filled up on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination would be the closing date for dispatch of the applications by nodal officers to CMC, ie.18.05.2011. Such Circles, who have prescribed the crucial date other than 18.05.2011, are advised to issue another circular calling for the applications from only such officials, who have become eligible during the period 01.01.2011 to 18.05.2011, by asking them to apply by 2nd June, 2011. Due to paucity of time, the Circles on receipt of applications shall issue hall tickets to the eligible candidates to appear in the examination after consulting the CMC telephonically regarding the Roll Number(s) to be assigned and the venue for examination. It should be immediately followed by a written communication to CMC indicating the names, Roll Numbers so assigned along with a copy of the application submitted by the candidates. In case of any contingency, the Circles may contact DDG(RP) [Tel. No: 23096101]

4.             Further, according to the Dept of Personnel & Training OM No: 22011/3/98-98-Estt. (I) dated 17.09.1998, the crucial date for determining eligibility of officers for promotion in case of financial year-based vacancy year would fall on January 1st immediately preceding such vacancy year, the first of the vacancy year, ie. January 1st itself would be taken as the crucial date irrespective of whether the ACRs are written financial year wise or calendar year wise. As such, the crucial date for determining eligibility of Postal Assistants for appearing in the Postmaster Grade-1 Examination to be conducted in the subsequent years ie during the year 2012 and thereafter would be 1st January of the year, to which the vacancies pertain to.

Yours faithfully,
Sd. B P Sridevi
Director (Staff)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Staff taking loan from dept also consumer:

LUCKNOW: In some good news for government employees, Lucknow's consumer dispute redressal forum has ruled that government employees who take loans from their departments and pay interest on the sum will henceforth be regarded at par with other 'consumers' of the department. 
                The ruling was made in response to a complaint made by Ahmad Hussain, a retired official of the postal department. During his years at the department, Hussain took a loan of Rs 69,620 for constructing a house. 
                The defending party, in this case the Department of Post and its officers, in their counter-affidavit submitted to the forum accepted that Hussain was an employee of the postal department and that he had taken a loan. Officials of DoP also accepted that the complainant had re-paid the loan with an interest amount. 
                The forum, in the matter, observed that the complainant is a consumer because he took a loan from his department and paid interest on the same. Granting of a loan to an employee was a service given by the postal department to Hussain. 
                Further, by earning interest on the loan amount the department also made profits on the service rendered. 
                In such situations, the forum added, despite being an employee of the department, the complainant will also be considered a consumer of the department. Despite the fact that complainant paid back the loan along with an interest, postal department could not return the complainant's document. "This amounts to lack in service," observed the forum. The DoP has now been ordered to not only return Hussain's original documents within a month from getting the certified copy of the forum's order, but also pay him a compensation amount of Rs 5,000 for mental harassment and another Rs 5,000 as litigation cost.
Source: The Times of India

Postal employees threaten strike:

Pune :  The members of postal department employees' joint action committee held a sit-in agitation outside the office of postmaster general Pune on Thursday to protest against the staff crunch and inadequate infrastructure at workplaces. A memorandum of demands was submitted to the postmaster general, demanding an immediate action over it. The task force has threatened to go on an indefinite strike from July 5, if the demands are not considered. 
                Vilas Deshpande, president of the task force said that the department of post should follow open recruitment process to fill the long pending vacant posts. The Post is facing severe staff crunch and the offices are not equipped with advanced infrastructure. Deshpande criticised the department's move to deploy postal staff to sell the products of private companies at post offices.
                Deshpande said, "The department should stop privatisation of work, outsourcing and delivery hubs. The vacancies should be filled  immediately. The department should not give work tenders to outside private agencies. It is essential that the common people should receive the post on time. For this, the department should deploy the staff for postal services instead of selling other products."  
                Around 300 members of Federation of National Postal Organisation (FNPO) and National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) participated in the agitation. Secretary of the task force S D Vedpathak and treasurer Y N Kamble also addressed the gathering. 

 Source: The Times of India, May 28, 2011

G8 must act on jobs, says trade unions:

G8 Summit Must Deliver on Jobs
Brussels, 25 May 2011 (ITUC Media Release): This week’s G8 Summit of World Leaders must deliver leadership to end the global jobs crisis, according to the world’s trade unions. Over 30 million people who lost their jobs due to the crisis are still unemployed.
                “Worldwide, employment has still not recovered from the 2008 financial fiasco, and too few governments are taking the jobs crisis seriously,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow, adding “the G8 and the G20 must lead the way to a surge in employment rather than the narrow and destructive focus on spending cuts which some countries are now following.”
                The unions are calling on the G8 governments to meet their development aid promises, especially to Africa where the aid shortfall was a massive $14 billion last year. They are also pointing to the backlash against poverty, corruption and incompetent economic strategies which triggered the “Arab Spring” and is likely to spread unless action is taken to generate decent jobs for tens of millions of young people around the world.
                “The backlash against dictatorships in the Arab countries arose out of the desperation of millions of young people facing a lifetime of unemployment.  Many other countries, including democracies, have massive youth unemployment, and much wider social unrest is just around the corner unless governments face up to the task of job creation,” said TUAC General Secretary John Evans.
                The trade unions are also insisting on a renewed push to tackle climate change, and for special action to assist Japan’s recovery from the devastating human and economic impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Canada Post faces big challenges in digital world - Some experts say the Crown corporation needs to expand services to survive:

Canada Post is struggling to reach a deal with its employees. The threat of a strike again hangs over the nation's postal service.
                Does anyone care? In an age of email and Internet banking, just how relevant is snail mail delivery to Canadians anyway?
                Canada Post -- once the only affordable means of long-distance communication in Canada -- faces several challenges as it tries to remain a household name.
                Some experts say the Crown corporation needs to widely expand the services it offers in order to survive, while others contend it's time to at least partially privatize mail delivery, following the example of several other countries around the world.
                There's no doubt the volume of mail being delivered to Canadians is decreasing. According to Canada Post's 2009 annual report, Canadian households received an average of 334 addressed letters in 2009 compared to 377 pieces of mail in 2005. Canada Post predicts the physical mail delivery market will continue to decline.
But that change is something relatively recent, said Robert Pike, a professor emeritus in sociology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., who has written on postal history.
                Mail delivery was a fundamental -- and cheap -- means of long-distance communication up until the 1960s, he said. "It was very important for national development," Pike said. Postal service allowed settlers in remote communities to receive newspapers from outside and keep in contact with family in other parts of the country. "People petitioned to have post offices in their areas."
                Canadians still use the postal service for mail, such as bills, but its use as a personal means of communication is limited now to special occasions such as Christmas, when people send cards. Internet and cheaper telephone costs have largely replaced the mail, he said.
                Kathleen Rowe, president of the National Association of Major Mail Users, said that, despite the perceptions of some, snail mail is about much more than personal communication. It's still widely used by the banking and insurance industries. They still rely heavily on paper-and-ink mail, she said, because surveys have shown their clients prefer to receive information on paper. Bills (known as "transaction mail") made up more than half of Canada Post's revenue in 2009.
                And who doesn't like getting a card or hand-written letter in the mail? Bianca Gendreau, a curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, conducted research with Canadians, all of whom said that the "personal touch" that comes with a piece of personal mail can never be matched by an e-card or text message. Canadians tend to send important messages such as wedding invitations or birthday cards in the mail precisely because of the effect it has. The volume of snail mail in our mail slots might be smaller, she said, "but what you get is more special."
                There are still endless possibilities for using the mail for marketing purposes, Rowe added. Parcels and admail each made up 22% of Canada Post's revenue in 2009.
                "Postal service, not only in Canada but elsewhere in the world, is changing," Denis Lemelin, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, told Postmedia News.
                Lemelin said Canada Post needs to adapt as Canadians buy more goods online or send more email.
                He said Canada Post should expand to offer banking services, for example, and take advantage of its countrywide network of postal counters while still remaining a public service.
                Some go even further.
                Vincent Geloso, an economist at the Montreal Economic Institute who recently authored a paper on Canada's mail delivery system, suggested Canada Post should follow the example of postal operators in Europe and open up competition in letter mail delivery.
                As the dynamics of the postal industry change, Geloso said, postal operators need to provide better quality services and new ways of delivering mail, and they must do so at a lower cost to consumers.
                Geloso pointed to examples in Europe where Germany, Austria and Sweden have allowed private firms to compete in delivering letter mail. Prices have declined, Geloso said, while efficiency has increased.
                "There's no reason it can't be done for snail mail," Geloso said. "We continue to develop and explore a number of projects that would leverage our competitive edge. No one else in the country has the reach we do," a spokesperson for Canada Post told Postmedia News. The corporation is attempting to innovate through new online tools such as the Comparison Shopper, iPhone apps and its "epost" service, which allows its seven million registered users to pay their bills via the Canada Post website.
Source:, May 28, 2011

Jammu & Kashmir to get floating Post Office:

Srinagar, May 23 (IBNS) Claiming the Indian Government is very much interested in development of postal services in Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Post Master General, J&K circle, John Samuel on Monday said that the world's first floating post office on famous Dal lake will start functioning in June this year.
            Speaking at a press conference in Srinagar, Samuel said the floating post office, especially meant for tourists, will work round the week and it will have all the facilities.
            "The special feature of this post office is that one will get a special design (special cancellation letter) while posting a letter. This special design will have the picturesque sceneries of Dal Lake and Srinagar city and these pictures will reach wherever these letters will be posted. It means Kashmir will become more famous and will glow on the tourist map," said Samuel.
            He said that in order to attract more tourists, the post office located in famous tourist destination Gulmarg, will be turned into ‘tourist post office’ on June 8.
            He said that in Gulmarg also tourists will get special cancellation letter which will contain pictures of the famous ski-resort.

Global Postal News: - Post office puts stamp of approval on green movement:

STAMFORD -- The Camp Avenue post office went green with the unveiling of 16 "Go Green" stamps and a postmark designed by 18-year-old Stamford resident Kelly Merole Wednesday, in an effort to inspire citizens to positively impact the environment.

Merole, a Trinity Catholic High School senior, designed a postmark that features a heart shaped globe and the phrase "It's easy being green." It was meant to accompany the stamps, each of which has a pictorial representation of how people can make little changes that help the environment. One of the stamps promoted the purchase of locally grown produce, one told residents to turn off lights that are not in use and one urged people to forgo driving and walk when possible.
"If things are environmentally friendly, it will keep us here longer," Merole said. "It's always been something I've been interested in."
Merole is a part of her school's environmental group and is an alumnus of St. Cecilia Elementary School's "Wee Deliver" literacy program, which teaches students how the postal system works and how to appreciate the value of a written letter. She said Wee Deliver, the globe and Kermit the Frog's song, "It's not easy being green," inspired her to design the postmark.
Merole's postmark and the new stamps are intended to advocate environmentally friendly actions, Lisa Landone, customer relations coordinator for the post office, said. The post office wanted to make the environmental initiatives fun and show Stamford residents, and people around the world, how easy it is to impact the earth in a positive way, she said.
"The main purpose of this event is to take action no matter how big or small, to protect natural resources and the environment," Landone said. "Everyone can do a little bit of changing the world."
These stamps and the postmark will become collector's items and part of postal history, which Landone said she hopes will help to raise awareness of environmental issues. The stamps are Forever Stamps, which means they will forever be sold at the current stamp rate, $0.44, and will always be valid.
She said the tips featured on the stamps would both help the environment and save people money. Additionally, they are easy and quick tasks.
"Many tips offered on these stamps you might already do, but others, like composting, take a little bit of effort," said Stamford Postmaster Jim Simmons, Jr. "No matter how great or small, our actions do make a difference."
Mayor Michael Pavia spread the message that he and Stamford care about sustainability, recycling and other "Go Green" efforts. He spoke about the city's single-stream recycling system that he said he wants more residents to take part in because it is a simple and easy way to recycle. In this system, all recyclable materials, from soda bottle tops to old papers, are put in the same bin.
"There are all different facets and components to being green," Pavia said. "There is one thing each and every citizen can do, be more conscious of what you recycle."
Source:, May 25, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Strengthening Implementation of the Right to Information Act,

Effective Implementation of RTI Act, 2005-Setting up of RTI Cells.

Harmonization of fee payable under the Right to lnformation Act. 2005.

Vacancy position for PS Gr.B Exam - 2011 recalculated and revised by the Directorate:

Dear Comrades,
         As per the directions of the Hon'ble CAT Chandigarh Bench, Directorate has issued orders on 27.05.2011 revising the vacancy position for PS Group B Examination to be held on 29.05.2011. The revised vacancy position is as follows:

Total vacancy
IP Line
General Line
         The number of vacancies for IPO line officials came down to 3 from 32 announced earlier while the vacancy for general line officials went up to 25 from 10 announced earlier.
          It is to recollect that soon after the notification of the vacancy, this Divisional Union has brought to the notice of our CHQ regarding wrong calculation of vacancy for genral line officials ( letter written to the CHQ has earlier been published ) and in turn our CHQ has sought for recalculation of vacancies pertaining to General line last month.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Is this a taste of the future? Outsourcing goes full circle as Indian firms look to the U.S. for cheap labour :

It's a frustration experienced by most people when they've made phone calls to large companies.
An unfamiliar voice answers the phone in a call centre hundreds of miles away where cheap labour is commonplace.
But in a reversal of fortunes it now appears that large Indian companies are actually now themselves outsourcing - to U.S. shores.
Reversal of fortunes: Indian companies are now outsourcing their work to the U.S. where a struggling economy has caused lower wages
Large corporations that have boomed in India amid the country's nimble economy have been drawn to the U.S. where unemployment has soared.
Struggling residents desperate for work are paid between $12 and $14 a hour to be stationed in tiny cubicles for long shifts of telesales work.
Once the employees are established, many are offered the chance to be flown to India themselves - the same tactic Western countries have done in India.
 Experts said that the phenomenon, which could become more widespread in the coming years, is partly due to Indian workers demanding higher wages and higher living standards.
'The U.S. became the fastest-growing location for us last year. We expect that to continue this year,' Genpact chief executive V.N. 'Tiger' Tyagarajan said.
Joseph Vafi, an analyst at Jefferies & Co. in San Francisco told the Washington Post: 'What you have going on in India are salary hikes. As these companies get larger and larger, it just makes sense for them to do some hiring in the States.'
Cheap: A number of large companies have targeted Manhattan in New York due to high unemployment, particularly among African Americans
The Indian economy - boosted by a savings culture of large cash deposits - has boomed and is this year predicted to outpace China.
Businesses around the world have targeted India - part of the 'BRIC' emerging economies - for their global expansion.
Residents there have seen an increase in living standards and higher wages, which has led to higher spending.


1.Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Service is based in Mumbai and had a turnover of $8bn in 2011. They employ more than 200,000 worldwide with a significant number of those, believed to be around 15,000 based as outsourced jobs in the U.S.
2. Aegis Communications
Technology firm Aegis is part of the Essar group based in Mumbai with an annual revenue of $15bn. Aegis employs 9,000 in the U.S. at offices throughout the country.
3. Wipro
Based in Bangalore, IT specialists Wipro employ around 4,000 people in jobs that have been outsourced to the U.S.
4. Genpact
The IT outsourcing company employs 1,500 people in the U.S. but that is expected to triple over the next two years as bosses find it cheaper than employing Indian staff at home.
5. Infosys
The company is based in Bangalore with an annual revenue of $100m. They have 130,000 employees worldwide.
But in a stark contrast and further sign that global power is shifting from the West to the East, the economies of the U.S.- and many European countries - have spiralled downwards.
Around nine per cent of the work force is now estimated to be unemployed in the U.S. Massive debts have also seen harsh spending cuts.
Indian companies had previously used call centres at home, or shipped large numbers of local workers to the U.S. to work cheaply.
But a crackdown on visas by the Government combined with optimism in India has meant that fewer people want to leave. For Indian companies , it is just as efficient to open offices in America, where there are daily queues of people willing to work.
There is also a growing trend that companies want to have workers based in the countries where organisations have large customer bases, or wish to expand into.
Aegis Communications, based in Mumbai, joined the growing number of overseas companies opening centres in the U.S. to take advantage of the high unemployment.
They have nine centres in the U.S. which employ 5,000 people but that is expected to triple to 15,000 employees.
In Lower Manhattan, the call centre employs a large number of African Americans with few qualifications.
Line manager Ray Capuana said:  'Our recruitment model is simple. I don't care if you come from Park Avenue or the park bench. If you can do the job, we want you.'
He calls the process of hiring U.S. workers instead of local workers in India 'near-sourcing', 'diverse sourcing' or 'cross-shoring'.
But compared with Indian workers, managers have complained that those from the U.S. are 'spoiled' and 'lazy'., May 26, 2011 

Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

No 36038 / 2 / 2008-Estl (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Dated 26,5.2011
North Block, New Delhi
Subject- Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

The first sentence of this Department's OM of even no. dated 19.5.2011 may be replaced by the following:
" The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 27 11.2009 whereby a Special Recruitment Drive for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities was launched".
(K. G.Verma)
Director (Res)


TBOP is equal to LSG and BCR is equal to HSG-II. The historic Judgment pronounced by Chennai CAT and uphold by High Court, Chennai has been diluted after the Supreme Court dismissed the SLP filed by the Department with the observation that the officials had been retired from service. Our general secretary is the main instrumental for filing and processing the case of Com. Perumal up to Supreme Court.
                However we could not get the desired results. The Directorate copy of the letter No. 93-12/2004-SPB –II dt. 23.05.2011 is furnished in the below link for the consumption of all viewers. Please click on:

Courtesy: AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ

Decision of CAT, Chandigarh Bench on P S Group-B Examination:

Today the case was heard before Hon'ble CAT Bench at Chandigarh. Arguments started at 1050 hours and ended at 1120 hours. The officers of Directorate were present to explain their position. ....... Hon'ble Court has allowed the OA with the directions to DOP to recalculate, re-examine the vacancies as per respective quota in each category out of the total posts. If still there is any vacancy, only then the DOP can conduct PS Gr B examination scheduled to be held on 29.05.2011. .........


                     As published in on 25.05.2011 the CAT case filed by the All India Association of IPASP, Punjab Circle  through its Circle Secretary on the direction of its General Secretary  in Chandigarh Bench in connection with  PS Group- B Examination and Postmaster Cadre was again heard  in detail on 25.05.2011. The Hon’ble CAT asked the respondent to explain the methodology they adopted to calculate the vacancies. The department could not explain their position as their own reply is contradictory and they sought time. Thereafter two call were given to argue the case and explain their position. Department evaded their presence and sought adjournment by sending their proxy counsel. Hon’ble court has adjourned the case  to 26.05.2011. Now there is move that officers from the directorate will appear personally to defend the case.