Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)
Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
No.4-4/2009-PCC Dated: 19 November 2010
SUB: REVIEW OF INSTRUCTIONS ON ENGAGEMENT OF CASUAL LABOURERS IN THE LIGHT OF THE GUIDELINES ON OUTSOURCING.
Attention of all concerned is invited to this Directorate`s OM No. 1-20/2008-PCC dated 24th Sept.,2009 containing revised duties of Multi Tasking Staff Group `C` and letter No. 1-10/2009-PCC dated 07th Sept. 2009 on guidelines and terms and conditions on outsourcing. Secretary (Posts)`s D.O. letter of even number dated 29th October,2010 on engagement of casual labourer may also be referred to.
2. The Department of Posts while designation the erstwhile Group `D` as Multi Tasking Group `C` Staff has prescribed interalia that watch and ward/caretaker duties, and general cleanliness and upkeep of section/unit/office including dusting of furniture, cleaning of building rooms & fixtures, gardening will also be the duties of Multi Tasking Staff Group `C` in addition to duties already entrusted to them.
3. In view of the revised duties assigned to the Multi Tasking Staff, there is a need to streamline the work entrusted to the Casual labourers engaged in the Department of Posts, the Competent Authority has ordered the following:
(i) No Casual labourers shall be engaged in the Administrative Offices i.e CO/RO/DO/PAO w.e.f. 01st December,2010
(ii) The work of sweepers and scavengers should be combined or the same may be outsourced wherever feasible.
(iii) Since duties of waterman, watch and ward, gardening, cleaning etc. are now part of duties assigned to Multi Tasking Staff, the existing practice of engaging Casual labourers as waterman,gardener, watch and ward or any other miscellaneous category shall be dispensed with w.e.f. 01st December,2010.
4. The above instructions should be followed in letter and spirit without any deviation. A compliance report of the above aspects may also be sent to this office for information of Secretary (Posts) by 31st December,2010 positively as per the proforma attached with this letter.
Assistant Director General