The Indian Ministry of Communications’ Department of Posts has issued a clarification on the Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees, specifically relating to HSG-I (NFG). In a letter to all Chief Postmasters General and Postmasters General, the department reiterated that only 10% of HSG I posts have been approved for NFG scale, and that it is not possible to promote all HSG I officials who are completing two years of service in HSG I. The officials can be given NFG on the basis of seniority wherever they are posted in HSG I, and the posts will be identified in due course.
Cadre Restructuring of Group ’C’ employees in Department of Posts – Clarification w.r.t. HSG-I (NFG)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 10th February, 2023
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General.
Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Group ’C’ employees in Department of Posts – Clarification w.r.t. HSG-I (NFG) – reg.
Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 10.11.2017, on the subject mentioned above, vide which following guidelines/clarifications were issued, w.r.t. identification of NFG posts in HSG I:
“Only 10 percent of HSG I posts i.e. 235 posts have been approved for NFG scale. Therefore it is not possible to promote all HSG I officials who are completing 2 years of service in HSG I. Although there is need to identify these postt for promotion from HSG I, in order to avoid inconvenience to staff in the initial stage and purely as a temporary measure, the officials can be given NFG on the basis of seniority wherever they are posted in HSG I by upgrading the HSG I post to NFG and simultaneously downgrading the NFG position to HSG-I elsewhere. In due course of time the posts need to be identified”
- Further, w.r.t. some queries of Tamilnadu Circle, following clarification was also issued to all HoCs vide this office letter of even number dated 03.2018 prefer Para3 (2) (i) & (ii)]:
|Clarification Sought for||Clarification|
|HSG I (NFG) eligible officials are working in Sr. PM offices and PM Gr III offices. As per Dte. instructions they have to be posted in the same office where they are working. In that case the Postmaster post of Sr. PM office and PM Gr. III office will be in lower/equal pay scale than that of newly created HSG I NFG post. When more than one eligible officials for consideration to HSG I (NFG) are working in the same office, on upgradation of the said HSG I posts to NFG, more than one official in HSG I NFG cadre have to be allowed to work in the same office.||HSG I (NFG) is just a Non Functional Grade, it should not affect the hierarchical Order or Channel of Reporting of the office as the purpose of introducing the NFG was to provide some financial benefit to the senior most employees in the HSG I Grade. HSG I (NFG) officials will continue to do the same work and man the same post in the hierarchy. However, higher responsibilities may also be assigned to the NFG officials in the exigencies of work.|
In this regard, it is instructed/clarified that HSG-I (NFG) posts/offices are not to be identified separately and the HSG-I (NFG) may be over in-eltu to the eligible officials subject to the number of posts allotted to the Circle in the
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