No: HP/P-III/RJCM dated at Una 29.08.2013
Shri M Krishanan
AIPEU Group “C” CHQ
Sub: Non-grant of the benefit of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the officials of HP Circle due to below-benchmark grading.
In Himachal Pradesh Circle, about 90 officials have been denied the benefit of MACP 2nd and MACP 3rd due to below-benchmark grade. The Circle union has persistently been pursuing this issue on the basis of various clarifications issued by the directorate.
Following, denial of MACP 2nd and 3rd by the screening committee, the HP Circle constituted the scrutiny committee for the purpose of scrutiny of CR/APARs and for upgrading the grading awarded by the reporting officers.
Even, the scrutiny committee did not upgrade the grading to good of 70 officials in the HP Circle. As such, these officials are denied the benefit of MACP 2nd and MACP 3rd. The aggrieved officials made the representations to the CPMG HP Circle for upgrading the below-benchmark grading.
Though, the CPMG have to decide such representations on the basis of instructions issued by the Directorate/DoPT, yet the CPMG HP have requested the Directorate vide letter No STA/39-2/2012 dated 09.07.2013 for allowing constitution of scrutiny committee to decide all such cases.
The Postal officials in the operative offices are supposed to share multifarious responsibilities while working in the office, rather there is no limit of his responsibilities and the reporting officers ignoring the criteria of overall assessment is recording the assessment merely on one of the petty issue and the circle union is of the firm opinion in the present scenario, where the postal officials are entrusted the duties having multifarious responsibilities and high expectations cannot manage a good benchmark, merely by working in the office.
Therefore, you are requested to take up the case with the directorate for allowing constitution of scrutiny committee for deciding the pending cases of MACP in HP Circle and also to take up with the appropriate authority for allowing the MACP 2nd and 3rd ignoring the good benchmark grading on the analogy of other departments i.e Railway etc.
The Copy of CPMG HP letter No STA/35-16/2012 dated 20.08.2013 and dated 09.07.2013 is enclosed as Annexure A and Annexure B.
[H S Guleria]