AIPRPA CHQ WRITES TO SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS REQUESTING EMPLOYMENT OF EXPERT RETIRED PERSONNEL ON PAYMENT OF LPD MINUS PENSION BASIS TO CLEAR IMPLEMENTATION OF PENDING CASES OF POSTMAN/MAILGUARD PAY FIXATION AND GRANT OF REFIXATION ON THE BASIS OF 4600 GP TO PRE-2006 HSG-1 PENSIONERS!
-K.R - General Secretary AIPRPA -
No. AIPRPA/Orders/2020/1 Dated 30th January, 2020.
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Request for causing employment of retired officials in DPA offices for early implementation of DoP Orders – regarding.
This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association is constrained to bring to your kind notice that there is inordinate delay in implementation of certain orders of the Department of Posts. The orders on upgradation of pay scale of Postmen/Mail Guards from 1.1.1996 vide orders dated 23.05.2018; and the grant of 4600 Grade Pay to pre-2006 Pensioners retired in 5th CPC pay scale of 6500-10500 vide orders dated 04.01.2019 of DoP&PW etc are being implemented in a very slow pace.
It is ascertained that the cases settled so far on these issues are very few against the large number of cases to be disposed of. If the pace in which these cases are being dealt with at the DPA offices continues, settlement of all the cases may not be in near sight. The main reason attributed for the above delay is the shortage experienced in the offices of DPA. Therefore, this Association requests for speeding up of the process and settlement of the pending cases and, in this regard, to clear the accumulated cases, we suggest consideration of employing retired officials with accounts knowledge like those worked in Pension Branches of Head Post Offices and DPA Offices as ‘Consultants’ The basis of payment to them may be at the rate of their last pay drawn minus their pension. We heard that the other experience of employing such persons on honorarium basis has failed in DPA offices like Chennai. Incidentally, the Telecom Accounts are employing retired personnel in the name of ‘Consultants’ to look after their enormous work there. As we are coming under the same Ministry, it is suggested that we can also try to follow the same procedure to clear the pending work of implementation of all orders of the Department within a time frame.
This Association is hopeful that the Secretary will consider our proposal as otherwise the implementation may take many more months leading to further intensification of agony and discontent among the Pensioners.