BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES
Postal Services Board
The Postal Services Board comprising the Chairman (Secretary, Department of Posts), Member (Operations), Member (Personnel), Member (Technology), Member (HRD), Member (Planning), Member (PLI) is the apex policy making administrative body. The Board reports to the Hon’ble MOC&IT and MOS(C&IT). The JS&FA of the Department is a permanent invitee to the Board. It is assisted by the Secretary, Postal Services Board. Its meetings are attended by other Senior Officers as required according to the issues discussed. The deliberations are not open to the public but the decisions arrived at on important issues are well publicized.
Postal Standing Committee and Consultative Committee of Parliament
The Standing Committee and Consultative Committee of Parliament play a special role in formulation and implementation of the policies and programmes of the Department.
The recognized staff unions, which hold meetings with the Postal Services Board under the JCM arrangement also have a say in the decisions of the Department.
Postal Services Staff Welfare Board (PSSWB)
Postal Services Staff Welfare Board has been formed with the objective to promote, develop, organize and exercise overall control in respect of staff humanities and Welfare Institutions, sports, athletics and cultural activities etc. Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology is the Chairman and Secretary Posts is the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board. Inter-alia, the Board is also represented by 7 Staff members and three members from recognized Unions.
Circle Welfare Boards
The Circle Welfare Board have been formed in all the Circles under the presidentship of the respective Chief Postmasters General. Secretary Postal Services Board is the President of Postal Directorate Staff Welfare Board.
The Board receives grants-in-aid for the purposes stated above from the Consolidated Fund of India. A part of the above, not exceeding 30%, is earmarked for sports. The funds for the Circle Welfare Boards come from the Grants made out of the Central Welfare Board and voluntary contributions.
Postal Sports Board
The Postal Sports Board has been formed with the objective to promote, develop, organize, exercise overall control in respect of sports, athletics and cultural activities including tournaments, exhibitions, meets and festivals incidental to these matters. Secretary Posts is the Chairman and Member (Development) is the Vice Chairman of the Board. Inter-alia the Board is also represented by the Circle representatives.
On a similar pattern the Circle Sports Boards are formed in all the Circles under the presidentship of the respective Chief Postmaster General.
The finances of the Postal Sports Board comprise of grant-in-aid out of the Postal Services Staff Welfare Fund. The funds for the Circle Sports Boards, inter-alia, comes out of the Grants made by the Postal Sports Board, income from shows, tournaments and souvenirs etc.