(Central Head Quarter)
President: D.N. Giri
General Secretary S.S. Mahadevaiah
GDS/CHQ/1/1 /2012 Dated: 26-10-2012
Department of Posts,
Sub: Protection of TRCA – cases of GDS other than BPMs.
Ref: Dte.endt.No.5-1/07-WS-I dated 15.10.2012.
Apropos above, we are much thankful for causing orders protecting pay pocket,TRCA, of the BPMs. Time and again such pay reduction is noticed and we have been advancing argument in favour of protection of pay with relevant information/document for the fullest satisfaction of the authority. But still the problems are on increase, not solved completely. Now that above order would give temporary relief to BPMs. As regards other GDS viz., GDSMD, GDSMD/MC, GDSMP etc. the same relief needs to be extended as these categories are also suffer reduction of TRCA for one reason or the other.
In fact there is no scope for reduction of TRCA as in the present situation GDS of all categories are working more than their duty hours while engaging themselves in various business activities of the department viz., opening of savings bank accounts, PLI and RPLI, NREG, direct posts, pickup service etc. The GDSMPs work in offices from morning to evening, opening to closing of office, and work like watch and ward of the post office and strangely their TRCA is also either fixed in lower scale or reduced without objective assessment of work load.
In a recent judgment at CAT Bangalore, the bench observed that it is not possible even to GOD to assess the work of an official exactly and ordered protection of TRCA. Further various courts have already delivered judgments protecting pay pocket of GDS. It is also noticed that recently Audit officers are raising objections based on insufficient and incorrect information available during inspections. Such audit paras are neither replied properly nor is the official given due opportunity to provide necessary information to protect TRCA. So, the GDS affected would be put to untold hardship and misery because of the said reasons.
We, therefore, request you to extend the same protection of TRCA to other GDS officials also, providing them an opportunity to either augment their work or to defend their case effectively.
Further, recalling the discussion during Strike Charter, we request you to restore the TRCA of all GDS who are undergoing reduction of TRCA in the interest of natural justice and equity and for such act of judicious action of yours we are much thankful.