No. P3/2-Genl/TN dt.28.03.2016
Dr. Charles Lobo, IPoS.,
The Chief Postmaster General,
Chennai 600 002.
Sub: Request for payment of salary to the employees & pension on 1.4.2016 – Reg.
Ref :1. Dte. lr No. 2-1/2007-08/PA-(TECH I) D 813-897 dt. 11.12.2014.
2. Controller General of Accounts Manual Part III Section II Rule 64.
3. This Union’s letter of even no. dt. 29.3.2015.
The kind attention of CPMG, TN is requested to the references cited, wherein during last year, it has been instructed to all the sub ordinate offices that , no CBS offices will do any transactions on 1.4.2015 and Salaries/pension should be credited on 4.4.2015 only in SB Accounts. This because, the yearend EOD process cldn’t be completed, when there is about 10,000 offices migrated. Now the migration figure crosses 21,000 offices, besides there is snail phase access in Finacle throughout the country for the past 20 days. Hence crediting the salary and pension is not possible on 1st April, 2016.
It is to note that, as per the Statutory rules of the Dept. and as per the reference (2) cited, pay and allowances are earned and shall be due for payment on the last working day of the month to which they relate and the pay and allowances for the month of March shall be paid on the first working day of April.
Further, as per the orders of Dte. cited under reference (1) , all Govt. servants of Department of Posts are permitted to receive their salary by direct credit to their Bank accounts or in cash or by cheque at their ‘option’.
Hence, it is requested that necessary action may kindly be taken so as to issue suitable orders to the pay drawing and disbursing authorities, for making payment of the pay and allowances of the working staff by cash through Roll payment on 1.4.2016 itself and pension manually, instead of crediting the same into their PO SB on any subsequent date. When we have raised the matter during last year, this was ordered by the then CPMG, TN , Karnataka and Andhra Circles. This is for your kind information and speedy action.
With profound regards,
( J. RAMAMURTHY)