Saturday 7 April 2012

News from Circle Union.

     A new union of Gramin Dak Sevak comrades (erstwhile Extra Departmental) has been formed at Amaravathi, Marashtra. The name of the new organisation is 'ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION- GDS (NFPE)'.
       During past few years, resentment was fuming inside GDS comrades against the nontransparencies, doubtful activities, autocratic style of functioning of the General Secretary (CHQ), AIPEDEU, S.S.Mahadevaiyah. We are sorry to mention that he is the General Secretary of the poor GDS employees but he is accustomed to lead luxurious and sophisticated lifestyle.  Moreover, the General Secretary was totally reluctant to launch effective movements or conflicts against the administration even when GDS 'Employment' Rules was substituted by GDS 'Engagement' Rules, thereby actually converting the GDS cadre into equivalent to Casual Labours. Rather, he preferred to spend his time more to campaign against and malign NFPE, though everyone knows that the names 'NFPE' and 'GDS' are synonyms to each other. On the other hand, he never bothered to explain numerous confusions and questions arose in the minds of the members. In the ongoing All India Conference, he tried to continue same style of functioning and impose on everybody, but comrades were not ready to accept this any more. GDS comrades and NFPE had tried their best to retain the unity of Postal Employees, but finally the General Secretary, GDS Union, compelled us to divide the unity. For the struggling force, there was no other alternative but to form a new Union for the interest of GDS and Postal Employees as a whole.
            Finally, a large number of delegates from various Circles, attending the All India Conference of AIPEDEU at Amaravathi, Maharashtra, walked out from the house protesting the activities of S.S.Mahadevaiyah and formed the new All India Union. The All India Committee of 'AIPEU-GDS (NFPE)' is headed by the following comrades:
  • President: Com. Bijoy Gopal Sur (West Bengal)
  • General Secretary: Com. Pandu Rao (A.P.Circle)
  • Treasurer: Com. Murgham (Kerala).
       Due to the prevailing situation, the GDS comrades fighting to form a struggling organisation with the banner of NFPE, sought help from and were advised appropriately from different corners of the country  by prominent leaders like Com. M.Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE, Com. K.Raghavendran (Working President, Confederation & former S.G., NFPE), Com. K.V.Sridharan (G.S., Group-C), Com. I.S.Dabas (G.S., Postmen & MSE/Gr-D),  and Com. Tapan Dasgupta (Circle President Gr-C, West Bengal) & Com. Asit Das (General Secretary, SBCO, West Bengal).
    Our Federation (NFPE) is committed to guide, support and nourish the development of this organisation and confident that soon this organisation will emerge as the pioneer of the GDS movement in coming days. The task of all Circle/Branch/Divisional Secretaries and organisers will be to jump into action immediately to shape the newly formed AIPEU GDS (NFPE) everywhere. This is the lesson of history that the struggling force emerges as the main and the largest platform of the workers. The case of BSNL workers is a glaring example. But it will not happen automatically. We have to make it possible.
         In this backdrop, All Branch/Divisional Secretaries are required to remain present in the extended circle working committee meeting in Kolkata on 12th April in person without fail, where the situation and our responsibilities will be discussed in details. We are happy to announce that Com. K.N.Parashar, Dy. Secretary General, NFPE, who was present in open session of All India Conference of AIPEDEU and delivered a nice speech for the struggling GDS employees, will be present in our Extended Circle Working Meeting.

Wednesday 4 April 2012

News from CHQ

Money spinners: postal department plans 1,000 ATMs in 6 states

The Department of Post (DoP) is on a technology upgrade drive. The department plans to set up 1,000 automated teller machines (ATMs) across six states —Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu —  as part of its ongoing modernisation drive, said Manjula Parasher, secretary, posts.
“We will start execution of our modern technology programme across six circles by the end of this year,” said Parasher. “This will help in people getting core banking facility etc. We plan to have 1,000 ATMs in a phased manner. The process for this will start by the year-end.”
The DoP has selected five major technology companies for five of its technology advancement projects.
It has issued a Letter of Intent to Infosys for two projects including rural system and financial services integration; Tata Consultancy Services for change management; Sify for network integration and Reliance Communications Infrastructure for data centre.
The department plans to start execution of some of these projects by end of this year across six states on a pilot basis.
It has already received approval for Rs 1,877 crore to be spent across these projects over a period of two years and will seek additional funds when the need arises.
“Funds of Rs 1,877 crore have been approved,” said Parasher. “We will go ahead with that. We may need more money because implementation in some of the cases may last over six-nine years.”
The department will computerise all of its 1.6 lakh post offices across the country by 2013 with over 24,000 department post offices already computerised by March. 
250 computerised post offices in J-K
With an aim of providing better services to the people, the DoP has decided to computerise at least 250 post offices in Jammu and Kashmir during the current year. “During this year, the department has taken the ambitious plan of computerising 250 post offices and modernising them to make them relevant,” said John Samuel, chief postmaster general, J&K Circle. PTI/Srinagar

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Important Government Orders

Transfer of Sri Dipak Kr. Saha, IOP, D. Harbour Sub Dn.

Sri Dipak Saha, IOP, D. Harbour Sub Dn. has been transfered to ASP(HQ), Barasat Dn .
Letter to the SPOs, S.P. Dn. regarding demanding regular supply of Cash to Birlpur, Bhangar, D. Barasat & Bishnupur & enhancement of authorised cash balance submitted to-day.

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Memo of O/S cadre.

A delegation of Com. Sukumar Mondal, Divl. Secy, Postman & Gr-D/MSE,  Com. Pranab Kr. Pramanik, Divl Secy, ED Union, Com. Ramkrishna Bera, President, ED Union, Com. Adhir Das met SPOs, S. P.Dn. on 3.04.12. Memo of O/S cadre will be effective after discussion on next week. SPM, Garia & Budge Budge has been instructed accordingly. Date of Monthly meeting will be re-fixed next week. 

Monday 2 April 2012

All India Conference of ED Union

A team of 5 delegates from our division have been selected to attend All India Conference of ED Union to be held at Amarabati, Maharastra from 6.04.12. They will start their journey on 4.04.12 from Howrah at 1.30 through Mumbai Mail. Sri Ramkrishna Bera (Mob. no. 9732599312) , President, ED union is the leader of the team. We wish their safe journey & all success of AIC.