Saturday, January 14, 2017
CHQ News: Regarding Payment of Allowances to PS Group "B" Officers whose grade pay has been upgraded from Rs.4,800/- to Rs.5,400/-
“It is bring to your kind notice that most of the Director of Accounts (Postal) has not drawn GP of Rs. 5400/- to the incumbents working on Sr. Postmaster post w. e. f. 1/1/2016. There may be interpretation in understanding the meaning of the enhancement of GP of PS Gr. B from Rs. 4800/- to 5400/-. Sr. Postmaster cadre is also a PS Gr. B cadre like ADPS working in RO/CO and Dy. Directors working under Director GPOs.
The pre-revised grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 entitles all the PS Group officers (including Sr. PM) to allowances corresponding to Grade pay Rs. 5400/- but most of the DAP/GM Finance offices of various circles didn’t allowed drawal of GP of Rs. 5400/- to Sr. Postmasters and corresponding allowances as admissible w.e.f. 01-01-2016 for no rhyme or reason, for such Group- B officers.
Needless to mention that Para 4 of letter No.1-5/2016-AC dated 29-07-2016 of Implementation Cell 7thCPC, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, prescribes that until a decision is taken with regard to revision of all the allowances, these allowances shall continue to be drawn and paid as per the pre-revised pay structure which in the case of PS Group-B officers (including Sr. Postmasters presently promoted as PS Group B officers) is Rs.9300-34800+GP 5400/- in PB-2 w.e.f. 01-01-2016 and thus there is absolutely no ambiguity with regard to payment of allowances corresponding to Grade pay of Rs. 5400/-, which has already been implemented in the case of PS Group-B officers cadre w.e.f.01-01-2016”.