Thursday, January 3, 2013

JCM Departmental Council

JCM Departmental Council

The JCM Departmental Council Meeting was held on 28.12.2012. 
As reported by Com. K. V. Sridharan, Leader Staff Side, 
the gist of certain decisions on the subjects are furnished hereunder.

(1) At the outset, the Staff Side declared that in the event of 
non finalization of cadre review proposals immediately and if 
linked it with the modernization, the Staff Side will not cooperate 
the project of modernization and its implementation. Then it was 
assured to finalise the proposals shortly after a convening a 
Staff Side meeting early.

(2) The linking of fresh establishment review for the proposal 
of peripheral HRA will be dropped. Whenever State Government 
declares merger of urban areas, proposals for the enhancement 
of HRA will be undertaken.
(3) Proposal to recruit the PA through Staff Selection 
Commission will be taken for consideration after some time.
(4) PA Recruitment (Open Quota) will be completed in three 
phases from 27.01.2013 to 3.3.2013. The candidates will be 
made under three groups in each circle and exam will be 
conducted in three batches in between Jan to March 2013. 
After the exam, computer test will be made among the 
shortlisted candidates and the recruitment process will be over 
in the month of June 2013.
(5) The conditions imposed in the last IP exam that 
‘no disciplinary action is pending or contemplated and 
no adverse entry in last two years’ etc. will be withdrawan.
(6) Grant of Flexi working hours not possible for POs.
(7) As the soil is not fit for construction of two storied 
buildings at Kodialkol Mangalore, alternate building 
will be finalized shortly.
(8) Construction work will commence within 15 days 
in respect of the Itanagar HPO building.
(9) Chief PMG NE intimated that there is no request or 
requirement for construction of staff quarters in Imphal.
(10) Replacing kerosene generators will be ordered.
(11) The fixing uniform incentive for MTS work will be considered.
(12) As the verification of withdrawal will not be necessary 
after 30.06.2013, the expected date of core banking introduction, 
the enhancement of limit for verification need not be insisted.
(13) RBI has directed SBI to recover the amount irregularly paid to 
the depositor in the PPF account in the case of Mysore HO.
(14) Non counting of the APS service for MACP – not agreed.
(15) An appeal filed in the High court Jodhpur against the 
CAT orders on MACP in respect of promotees.
(16) Fixation of Pay of MTS & irregular Audit objection by 
DAP Kolkata – will be referred to DOPT.
(17) A reference will be made to DOPT about our demand on 
Dies non period shall also be taken as continuous service for MACP.
(18) Recovery of postage in case of foreign articles returned due 
to non availability service – will be considered favourably.
(19) Clarification will be issued to fix the minimum pay of 
Rs. 5200 + 1800 to canteen employees.
(20) Payment of the difference in encashment of EL for 
LTC – Not agreed and stated the clarification is issued 
as per the DOPT orders.
(21) Carving out of Postmaster Grade III will be carried out shortly.
 HSG-I posts will be filled up as per the old Recruitment Rules. 
The DOPT has been approached for approval. Assured to cause 
orders within a month and immediately the PM Grade III 
will be carved out.
(22) Abolition of skeleton vacancies for 2006 to 2008 is 
based on the refusal of our demand by MOF & Nodel Ministries. 
We insisted that the vacancies abolished earlier inadvertently 
shall be adjusted. The DDG replied that all the circle heads replied 
that there was no such abolition earlier. We pointed out the case 
of the West Bengal circle in PA & Postmen vacancies. 
No decision was emerged.
(23) Orders have been issued to constitute DPC at once 
for promotion of LSG & HSG II Promotions.
(24) Relaxed standard to GDS in PA appointment for SC/ST candidates. 
This is under examination.
(25) All the vacant postmen, Sorting Postmen Posts will be 
filled up before May 2013.
(26) Grant of higher Out station Allowance for RMS staff will be 
considered on the basis of Grade Pay instead of Designation.
(27) Amendment will be made in the recruitment rules 
of Sorting Asstt. in the constitution of DPC for confirmation.
(28) Recruitment Rules for PA (Circle office) is pending with Ministry of Law.
(29) Group B exam related issues – will be discussed in a separate committee.
(30) Clarifications will be issued on drawal of Grade pay to 
pharmacists of P&T Dispensary.
(31) Amendment is expected on the eligibility of family pension 
to married physically handicapped wards. It will be expedited.
(32) Orders will be issued to step the case of promotee seniors 
up to the issue of Pay Commission orders from 1.1.2006.
(33) One time option will be provided to the officials whose 
increment falls between Feb 2006 to June 2006.
(34) Instructions will be issued not to make any recovery from 
those retired from 1.1.2006 to 31.08.2008 in respect of 
excess payment of commutation amount.
(35) Reference will be made for the grant of Grade pay of 
Rs. 1800/- to MTS who retired/expired from service after 
31.08.2008 without having been imparted training.
(36) Orders on agreed items discussed in the postmen 
committee will be expedited.
(37) Irregular commutation of LR strength – It was agreed 
to verify the old files of 1964 & 1975 and ascertain the 
correct position on LRs and will initiate action.
(38) All PTCs will be instructed not to insist Dress code, 
Uniform etc. A common standard will be circulated. 
In respect of PTC Madurai, the successful 12 candidates 
will be provided promotion.
(39) Orders will be issued shortly for upgradation of pay to
 the erstwhile Group ‘D’ selected under blind quota 
who are still remaining in IS scale.
(40) Provisions will be made to get information about the
 GPF through Internet shortly.
(41) Discrimination in the service condition in
 LGO - DOPT not agreed for any further relaxation.
(42) All the sections have been instructed to update all Postal Manual
Volumes and reference books before 15.02.2013.
(43) Bifurcation of Baster and Raigarh divisions will be considered.
(44) It was agreed to revise commission for Aadhar Card related works.
(45) The transfer of staff from L2 against the willingness will be stopped.
(46) Clarification will be issued for stepping up of pay to Postman 
and Group ‘D’ as per Divisional gradation List.
(47) The restriction on the second posting in single handed post offices.
 Orders exhibited in the website.

The above are only the important subjects discussed among the 88 items.
The items which were earlier discussed in the Standing Committee 
meeting were not discussed again. The Leader staff Side stated .
that the decision on certain items in the stating committee 
meeting required reconsideration to avoid disagreement to be 
recorded for referring the case to the Board of Arbitration. 
The meeting ended with thanks to the chairman who had 
convened two JCM meetings and two standing committee 
meetings in one year.
Nothing more to my pen now!
Once again I wish all of you a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2013.

With fraternal greetings,
Comradely yours,
(R. Sivannarayana)
General Secretary
Dated 31.12.2012

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