No.P3/Pay/CPMG Dt. 29.09.2011
The Chief Postmaster General
Chennai 600 002.
Sub: - Disbursement of Pay and Allowances in Post office under T.Nagar HO-for the month of Sep-2011-reg
Madam is aware that the Pay and allowances for the month of September 2011, has been disbursed in all Sub offices under HO Chenani city on
29-09-2011 except in Post offices under T.Nagar HO. In as much as disbursement of the Pay and allowances is the right of the officials, the due date of payment of salaries is also a rider to the right.
When all the officials in Chenani city got their pay and allowances disbursed on
29-09-2011, the officials under the Accounts jurisdiction of T.Nagar HO could not get their salary on 29-09-2011 due to the adamant attitude of the Sr.Postmaster, T. Nagar HO.
As per the provisions of Rule 216(2) of FHB-Vol-I, read with Explanation there ”when the last working day of the month except the month of March happens to be a holiday for the Bank with which the Post office is placed in Funds; salaries of all postal employees whose salaries are drawn in the establishment bills of units which drawn cash for payment of salaries to its employees by presenting the bills at the Post office, shall be paid on the previous day”.
The “working day“as explained in the said Rule is the day on which the disbursement office and the bank are both open for transactions of ordinary business. In the present case though Post office was functioning on
30-09-2011, the SBI from which the Drawal is made by HO observed a holiday for transactions due to half yearly closing of account. Therefore, the disbursement of salaries should have been done on the previous day of the “working day” for both Post offices and the drawl bank (i-e) on 29—09-2011.
In all HOs in
this has been implemented correctly, except by T. Nagar HO. The Sr.Postmaster said to have discretionary power in payment of salaries, has refused to allow the Sub offices to disburse the pay and allowances for the month of Sep’ 2011 on Chenani City 29-09-2011. Madam will agree that the Sr.PM is not having any discretionary powers in this regard and he is require to follow the provisions of FHB –Volume I.
The officials working under the Accounts jurisdiction of T.Nagar HO are very much frustrated on knowing that the salary for the month of September-2011 has been paid to officials under all other HO on 29-09-2011.They knock the door of union and we faced lots of pressure to satisfy out members in this regard. Department cannot have two different yardstick for on issue on the same footing. We strongly condemn the indifferent attitude of the Sr.Postmaster/T.Nagar HO and request the Chief PMG to take appropriate action to uphold the sentiments of the officials and issue categorical instructions in this regard to the concerned to avoid happening of such instances in future.
Thanking you Madam,
Off. Circle Secretary
Copy To: - 1. Com.K.V.Sridharan, General Secretary, AIPEU Gr. “C” (CHQ),
-110001 New Delhi
2. Com J.Ramamurthy, Circle Secretary, AIPEU Gr. “C”,
Tamilnadu Circle, Camp @ Jabalpur CWC, . Jabalpur
3. Com.N.V.Mohanraj, ACS, AIPEU Gr. “C”,
Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai-16
4. Com.N.Gopalakrishnan, Working President, AIPEU Gr. “C” (CHQ), T.Nagar, Chennai 600017