All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association
(Registered No: 83/2015 under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975)
Chennai HQ: 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600007
New Delhi HQ: First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001
AIPRPA / PM-MG/ TBOP-BCR Upgradation Dated 08.08.2020
The Member (P)
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Request to extend the benefit of notional upgradation of pay scales at TBOP and BCR level of Postman/Mailguard from 1.1.1996 – regarding.
Ref: This Association Email letter No. AIPRPA/Postman & Mailguards /2019/1 Dated 16.03.2019 addressed to DG Posts.
This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association is shocked to see that the order of the Directorate OM Number 2-1/2007-PCC Dated 23.05.2008 has the following twin impacts below:
Impact 1: Sluggish implementation of the orders in the DPA offices resulting in thousands of retired pensioners of Postman and Mailguard unable to get the fixation benefit and arrears drawal despite the long time gap since the issue of the Directorate orders. No time frame is fixed by the Directorate to DPAs for timely completion of the job even after more than two years.
Impact 2: The order dated 23.05.2008 shifting the date of implementation of higher pay scale of 3050-4590 to Entry level Postman/Mailguard notionally from 1.1.1996 instead of 10.10.1997 is not automatically extended to all TBOP level and BCR level Postman / Mailguard staff from the same date. This has caused an avoidable anomaly. The reason attributed in the offices of DPA is that the said order dated 23.05.2018 is silent on this aspect!
The order dated 23.05.2018 refers the earlier OM of the Directorate Number 23-8/97/PE-1(PCC) Dated 3.7.1998 that originally granted the scales of 3050-4590 to Postman/Mailguard; 3200-4900 to TBOP staff and 4000-6000 to BCR Staff of Postman/Mailguard cadre from 10.10.1997.
The advancement of the date of implementation of higher pay scale notionally from 10.10.1997 to 01.01.1996 shall automatically be applicable to TBOP and BCR staff also correspondingly. But as the OM dated 23.05.2018 and the subsequent clarificatory OM dated 31.01.2019 issued by the Directorate did not speak about upgradation of pay scales notionally to corresponding TBOP and BCR staff. This is cited as the reason for denying the advancement of 3200-4900 and 4000-6000 scales of pay to TBOP and BCR Postman / Mailguard respectively by the DPAs.
This Association desires to point out that despite our email dated 16.03.2019 to DG Posts the situation continues unchanged. This Association trusts that solution to this anomaly lies within the ambit of the Department of Posts.
We would like the Directorate to issue suitable clarificatory instructions so that hundreds of cases refused suitable refixation by the DAP offices are allowed without further delay. We request clarificatory orders to cover the following two points:
1. The date of advancement of pay scale notionally to entry level Postman / Mailguard w.e.f. 1.1.1996 shall be automatically applied to subsequent level TBOP and BCR Postman / Mailguard staff also from the same date and effective arrangements may be made at all DPA offices so that all the Pensioners of the cadre shall be granted the benefit without further delay.
2. The Postman and Mailguard staff of entry, TBOP and BCR level retired during 1.1.1996 and 10.10.1997 shall also be covered for this upgradation of pay scales.