No. R- III/25/8/2012 Dated 31--08-2012
Department of Posts
New Delhi-110 116.
Subject:- Withdrawal of two increment incentive from the staff working on AMPC in Mumbai & Chennai.
It has been intimated by Circle Secretary Maharastra Circle that Directorate vide its letter No. 20-5/2010-D dated 254.8.2012 has withdrawan incentive increments paid to the staff working on AMPC in Mumbai & Chennai.
The Eighth Planning Commission had approved in principal the setting of Automatic Mail Processing Centres in Metropolitan Cities. Two centres were established, one at Mumbai in 1993 and the second one at Chennai in 1996. The objectives for setting up Automatic Mail Processing Centres in important mail concentration centres in the country was
1) To switch over to a Higher Mail Processing Technology and
2) To achieve Higher productivity to maintain the desired quality of services as perceived by our esteemed clients.
Keeping in view these objectives it was decided to formulate a unique incentive scheme in consultation with the General Secretaries of all recognized unions representing RMS officials. Accordingly a incentive scheme was evolved and issued by the Directorate vide letter No. 39-19/90-D (Pt) dated 28/04/1993. In the said unique incentive scheme, as a part of higher technology incentive, each officials working in AMPC, Mumbai (including the officials attached to Mail Agency and Administrative Wing) was granted two extra increments due in his/her own pay scale at the stage at which he/she is at the time of joining AMPC, Mumbai. The scheme was implemented on experimental basis for first six months after inauguration of AMPC, Mumbai. Further the same was extended upto 30th September, 1995 vide Directorate letter No. 39-19/90-D (Pt) dated 04/07/1995. Later on the Directorate vide letter No. 39-19/90-D (Pt) dated 10.11.1995 decided to implement the incentive scheme of AMPC, Mumbai
on a PERMANENT BASIS. A concurrence for the same was also issued by the Finance Advice (Postal) wing vide their No. 3007/FA/95 dated 25.10.1995.
On installation of AMPC at Chennai this incentive scheme was also extended to the staff working on AMPC Chennai.
Two increments were being given to the staff to encourage them to work on new technology and give higher out put. Orders to withdraw this incentive has not only discouraged the staff but also demoralized them.
Incentive Scheme of two increments was introduced in consultation with the Staff Unions and unileteraly withdrawal of them is against the agreement and will create trust deficit.
We urge upon you to kindly reconsider your decision on withdrawal of two incentive increments from the staff working on AMPC in Mumbai & Chennai and take the Staff union into confidence on this issue. In the meantime Staff of AMPC at Mumbai has decided to go on indefinite hunger fast. This action of Directorate may lead to industrial action and may disturb the congenial atmosphere of the Circle.
(Giri Raj Singh)