Sunday, 4 August 2013
Consequent on granting permission by the DOP&T to fill up HSG-I vacancies as per existing recruitment rules, HSG-II officials with three year service are considered for HSG-I promotion. But the Postmaster Grade II officials with minimum five years service are only considered for PM Grade-III promotion as per the Postmaster Grade Recruitment Rules approved by DOP&T. This DISCRIMINATION was brought to the notice of the Directorate by AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ) earlier. On 02.08.2013, detailed discussion was held with Member (P), Postal Services Board. It is informed that Directorate has already called for the detailed particulars, from Circles. On receipt of information the case will be submitted to DOP&T for RELAXATION of five years to three year at par with HSG II officials.
Eventhough full details of the proposed Post Bank of India is not made public, it is learnt that
(1) Post Bank will be a public sector Bank under the control of Department of Posts as a subsidiary organization. It will function as a Bank separately, just like any other public sector Banks. All Banking Rules and Regulations will be equally applicable to Post Bank also.
(2) Recruiting personnel for running the Bank will be done in the same manner as being done by public sector Banks. Open market recruitment will be made. Existing Postal Employees will not be considered for appointment in the Post Bank.
(3) The Post office Savings Bank will remain as it is and do business as is being done now. Post Bank will be a separate entity.
(4) Full details are yet to be published.
(M. Krishnan)General Secretary