Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Review of the issues taken up by the CHQ with the Directorate and review of the deliberations held in the AIC Trivandrum, CWC Gauwahati and CWC Ongole and framing of charter of demands for the strike to be organized by the Postal JCA on the sectional issues.


ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C HQ UNA-174 303

 

Jagat Ram                                                    Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                              Circle Secretary

 

 


                                                                                    MOBILE NUMBER:  +91-9418463093

                                                                                    BLOGGER:            postalunionhp.blogspot.in

                                                                                    eMail:             circlesecretaryhp@gmail.com

 

No:      HP/P-III/JCA/Agitation                                  dated at Una the 20.03.2015

 

The General Secretary,

AIEPU Group ‘’C’’ Dada Ghosh Bhawan

Patel Nagar, New Delhi-08

 

Sub:     Review of the issues taken up by the CHQ with the Directorate and review of the deliberations held in the AIC Trivandrum, CWC Gauwahati and CWC Ongole and framing of charter of demands for the strike to be organized by the Postal JCA on the sectional issues.

 

Respected comrade,

 

A kind reference is invited to the charter of demands of the May 2015 strike submitted to the Department for settlement. The perusal of the charter of demands reveals that the deliberations which took place in the AIC Trivandrum, CWC Gauwahati and CWC Ongole are not considered while preparing the charter of demands.

 

The plight of postal employees was well narrated by the delegates of the AIC Trivandrum which is evident from the live coverage of the proceedings of the AIC.

 

Similarly, the core issues which are confronting the postal employees at the place of posting which are brought to the notice by the CWC members in the CWC Gauwahiti and Ongole respectively.

 

The AIC is the greatest management body evolving a policy programme for protecting the rights of the staff and mitigating their grievances and containing the activism/unilateralism of the Officers at all levels, the deliberations of the AIC is a message and guidelines to the executive for preparing the further course of action. Similarly, the CWC carries such an equally importance.

 

From AIC Alandi to CWC Ongole none of the delegate/CWC members have supported the issue of Postmaster Cadre, (brought unilaterally by the Department) and the restructuring in the PA cadre. Even, in CWC Jabalpur the then General Secretary informed the CWC that none will get a financial benefit of even rupee one on the implementation of proposal on restructuring. Moreover, the consenses has always been against these two issues.

Today, more than 50% posts of Postmaster Cadre are lying vacant for want of eligible officials and work against these vacant posts is being managed by a PA who is treated to be a unfit person for holding such posts. Similar is the position of the posts of supervisory cadre. Then what heaven the Postmaster Cadre has brought to the staff and to the Department?

 

Whereas we are not sure what is therein the restructuring proposals. Whereas it is pertinent to mention rather to bring it on records that every cadre particularly the IPoS cadre has got highest benefit both financial/promotional in every cadre review.

 

The Department has switched over to CBS without ensuring smooth/adequate availability of infrastructure i.e net connectivity, adequate capacity of central server, adequate training to the staff and adequate staff availability in the CBS offices. The Directorate is simply issuing a deadline for switching over to CBS to all the Circles and our system managers, the officials  are made to work hard by sitting late even after 2400 hours. None of the Divisional Head/Director Postal Services/CPMG could have ever joined the late working of our dedicated system managers and other staff.

 

The Department is saving much from the services of our system managers and is spending lavishly upon Core Banking Solutions provided by Infosys.

 

Till date, the Department did not specify the duties of the PAs and supervisors and their responsibilities including the time factor for each transaction which is comparatively higher than the transactions done in the present Sanchay Post Software.

 

It has been noticed that CBS services remain paralyzed frequently for hours together due to low connectivity and due to non-functioning of central server. The customers are made to strand for hours together, who is responsible for this? There should definitely be accountability of the policy makers. In Himachal Pradesh, Head Post Office Una staff could not complete the work on 19.03.2015 by 0300 hours of 20.03.2015. Eight officials spent whole night on the chairs. The Department forgets its social commitments to provide compensation for such a late stay and the end of the day for the date 19.03.2015 was done at 1300 hours on 20.03.2015, which is enough to explain the plight of postal employees.

 

The CHQ have been writing very important letters to the Directorate on various issues and these letters are also published in the esteemed organ of our mighty organization the Bhartiya Post. Had our CHQ our big leaders reviewed the outcome of these letters addressed to the Directorate, we could not have thought about the present issues now listed in the charter of demands.

 

Promotional Avenue

Prior to Postmaster Cadre an TBOP official with 05 years of service was eligible for taking the Group B examination and a number of officials were successful and they are still serving and some retired in JTS cadre. The Postmaster Cadre has taken our all the promotional avenues and after its implementation, the promotions are left to the selected officials only. And even, a supervisory official is denied his posting in a Sub Post Office. Is it fair?

 

The CHQ has the responsibility to carry out itself a study of new schemes launched in the post offices including CBS by visiting the post offices instead of organizing workshops and I being a senior most Circle Secretary who is also working in a Sub Post Office feel that an attempt to mitigate the hardships at the workplace, to contain the administrative activism and to stop unilateralism will definitely create a sense of inspiration and confidence for organizing a very very successful trade Union actions and I am sure when a war is fought with all the sentiments of the people by respecting their feelings, there will be none to deny the victory for such a decision.

 

Therefore, we should not insist upon the issues for which our staff have no concern and have never given such a mandate to anybody else.

 

I am sure that the CHQ will have passionate view on the points raised by the Circle Union and shall re-draft their strategies to protect the rights of the postal employees.

 

With regards

 

Yours comradely,

 

H.S. Guleria

 

 

 

 

 

Abuse of powers by Shri Nirmaljit Singh, while working as the Director Postal Services (Shimla) Himachal Pradesh now Director Postal Services J&K Circle Jammu-non taking of action against him by the Secretary Posts.


ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C HQ UNA-174 303

 

Jagat Ram                                                    Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                              Circle Secretary

 

 


                                                                                    MOBILE NUMBER:  +91-9418463093

                                                                                    BLOGGER:            postalunionhp.blogspot.in

                                                                                    eMail:             circlesecretaryhp@gmail.com

 

No:      HP/P-III/JCM              dated at Una the 20.03.2015

 

Shri Anurag Thakur Ji

Honorable Member Parliament,

Lok Sabha and President BJYM

New Delhi-01

 

Sub:     Abuse of powers by Shri Nirmaljit Singh, while working as the Director Postal Services (Shimla) Himachal Pradesh now Director Postal Services J&K Circle Jammu-non taking of action against him by the Secretary Posts.

 

Respected Sir,

 

A request was made to your goodself vide this Union letter No even dated 18.08.2014 highlighting the instance of abuse of powers and victimizing the staff of Himachal Pradesh (Copy enclosed).

 

Sir, this union made a complaint to the then Chief Postmaster General Himachal Pradesh and to the Chief Postmaster General Punjab where Shri Nirmaljit Singh was posted after his transfer from Himachal Pradesh against the abuse of powers and exercising his influence.

 

Sir, he used the inspection vehicle from residence to office and from office to residence for which he was not entitled as Director Postal Services (HQ) Shimla.

 

Surprisingly enough, a Director Postal Services who is the custodian of all Government Assets under his jurisdiction and is accountable for implementing the rules framed by the Government of India, he under his influence received the payment of transport allowance with his pay during the Director Postal Services Shimla in violation to the instructions/rules framed by the Government of India.

 

His case was inquired into by the competent authority and the offence of the officer was proved. Despite it, the disciplinary authority of the Officer instead of taking up a stern action against the Officer filed his case. The Officer who joined Himachal Pradesh as Director Postal Services on adhoc basis was given regular promotion and posted as Director Postal Services Chandigarh and now posted as Director Postal Services J&K Circle Jammu.

 

Sir, during  his tenure at Shimla, he was also an appellant authority to decide the various appeals preferred to him, he rejected 85 appeals out of 87 without applying his mind judiciously. An impartial inquiry on his working as appellant authority will definitely reveal the modus operandi of his functioning.

 

Our Central Union also took up this case with the Directorate but no action seems to have been taken.

 

This Union as well as the Postal employees of Himachal Pradesh will be happy enough with your intervention for an appropriate disciplinary action against the officer.

 

We are confident of an appropriate action at your level.

 

With regards

 

Yours faithfully,

 

(H.S. Guleria)  

 

 

 

Friday, 13 March 2015

Administrative approval to the proposals of tenure transfers in the Divisions


ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C HQ UNA-174 303

 

Jagat Ram                                                  Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                            Circle Secretary

 

 


                                                                                    MOBILE NUMBER:     +91-9418463093

                                                                                    BLOGGER:      postalunionhp.blogspot.in

                                                                                    eMail:               circlesecretaryhp@gmail.com

 

No:       HP/P-III/HP                  dated at Una the 11.03.2015

 

Shri Anant Narayan Nanda Ji

The Chief Postmaster General,

Himachal Pradesh Circle Shimla-09

 

Sub:     Administrative approval to the proposals of tenure transfers in the Divisions

 

Respected Sir,

 

A kind reference is invited to the transfer policy/guidelines issued by the Directorate for the Group “C” staff in the year 2014. It has been emphasized in the said transfer guidelines that the officials who have completed their normal tenures will be given preference for posting against the office of the station of his choice.

 

The officials having longest stay at the station of posting will be considered for posting on an unpopular station for which none of the official has tendered his request.

 

Besides this, a very lucid procedure for preparing proposals of tenure transfers of the officials and for according administrative approval by the competent authority has been laid therein.

 

Sir, very often,  it has been noticed that the officials who were posted on their requests are transferred back to the back stations before completion of tenure resulting denial of  the consideration of requests of the officials who have completed their tenures and have tendered their requests to such stations.

 

Even, the officials who are posted on their requests on a station are being proposed to be transferred without any reason to a nearby station depriving him of his rights to complete the normal tenure at the station of their choice.

 

Even, the Divisional Heads are concealing the important facts needed to be furnished as per the transfer policy in the proposals submitted o the Circle Office.

 

Sir, every postal employee in the Department has equal contribution in serving the Department and as such, he should not be denied his due rights.

 

The postal employees have highest regard and faith in the rulings/policy of the Department and a fair/judicious implementation of such rules will definitely strengthen the confidence/faith of the staff working in the Department.

 

The Circle Union solicites your kind intervention to consider the points raised and the request made by the Union.

 

The Circle Union is confident of a passionate view on the request made on the subject.

 

With regards

 

Yours faithfully,

 

[H.S. Guleria]

No: HP/P-III/HP dated at Una the 04.03.2015


ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C HQ UNA-174 303

 

Jagat Ram                                                  Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                           Circle Secretary

 

 


                                                                                    MOBILE NUMBER:     +91-9418463093

                                                                                    BLOGGER:      postalunionhp.blogspot.in

                                                                                    eMail:               circlesecretaryhp@gmail.com

No:       HP/P-III/HP                  dated at Una the 04.03.2015

 

Shri Anurag Thakur Ji

Member Parliament (Lok Sabha)

And General Secretary BCCI

Camp at Una

 

Sub:     Non recruitment of staff against the vacant posts of Postal Assistants in Himachal Pradesh Circle for the vacancy year 2013-14

 

Respected Sir,

 

The Himachal Pradesh Postal Circle is a leading Circle in comparison to other postal Circles of India in performance and achievement of various targets allotted to the Circle by the Department. Due to ban on creation of new posts since 1983, no new post of clerical cadre (Postal Assistant) has been created in the Department despite introduction of various new schemes by the Department.

 

The Department has outsourced the recruitment process and entrusted the task to M/s CMC Ltd. The concerned company conducted the exam for recruitment of Postal Assistants in the Department for the vacancy year 2013-14 in the month of June 2014, through which around 100 posts alone in HP were to be filled up. The company is declaring the results of the successful candidates in different spells and taking unwarranted time. The results of the exam in respect of candidates of Himachal Pradesh Circle has not so far been declared, whereas 150 new vacant posts are to be filled up for the year 2014-15.

 

Due to non declaration of results by the company and apathetic approach of the postal board, till date there is a shortage of 300 postal assistants in Himachal Pradesh resulting unbearable pressure of work on the existing staff.

 

The staff can be seen working in the Head Post Offices beyond duty hours even upto 2200 hours. The Postal Department seems to have been surrendered to the higher bureaucracy which is mindlessly pursuing the policies framed without providing the viable infrastructure at the ground level. The Postal employees of the Himachal Pradesh are aggrieved and are overburdened due to non recruitment of the staff.

 

Sir, it is pertinent to mention here that previously the Department itself was making recruitment and the process of recruitment used to be completed within three months from date of issuance of notification. The outsourcing has incurred higher cost and has caused avoidable delay in declaration of the results.

 

Your goodself is therefore requested kindly take up the case with the Minster of Communication & IT for immediate declaration of results.

 

With profound regards,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

H S Guleria

Anti Staff attitude/Intolerable behavior of Shri Ravinder Kumar Sharma ASPOs Una


ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C HQ UNA-174 303

 

Jagat Ram                                                  Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                           Circle Secretary

 

 


                                                                                    MOBILE NUMBER:     +91-9418463093

                                                                                    BLOGGER:      postalunionhp.blogspot.in

                                                                                    eMail:               circlesecretaryhp@gmail.com

 

No: HP/P-III/Una                                  dated at Una the 04.03.2015

 

Shri Anant Narayan Nanda

The Chief Postmaster General,

Himachal Pradesh Circle Shimla-09

 

Sub:     Anti Staff attitude/Intolerable behavior of Shri Ravinder Kumar Sharma ASPOs Una

 

Respected Sir,

 

A Kind reference is invited on the discussions in the meeting held on 05.02.2015. Detailed discussions were held and we have conveyed our sentiments. In the meeting, your goodself agreed to take appropriate action on receipt of report from SPOs Una, whereas I have expressed my reservations on such report as the report is prepared by the ASPOs himself. It will be denial of justice to the issue discussed.

 

Your goodself can well understand the situation in Una Division from the day the issue was raised with the Circle Office; the staff side is surprised over the silence of the Circle Office on the issue. Unfortunately, in the meeting of IPOs, Mail Overseers, System Managers at Dehra Gopipur, the then DPS Shri R S Mishra defended the officers that no action will be taken on the representations of the Union as they are the instrument who are getting g the work from the staff.

 

I have pride privilege to proclaim that the staff of Una Postal Division has attained highest position in all the achievements allotted. Una Head Post Office since long is leading in opening of new accounts and they have inhibited this culture. We have one lac twenty thousands accounts at Una HO which is highest in the Circle. Should the credit for this achievement be conferred only to the Officers, it is total injustice to the person who actually works at the frontline.

 

Sir, today also I have solicited your kind intervention to settle the issue and I am confident that the request made in the meeting held on 05.02.2015 will be considered at the earliest.

 

With regards.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

H S Guleria

Non recruitment of staff against the vacant posts of Postal Assistants in Himachal Pradesh Circle for the vacancy year 2013-14


ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C HQ UNA-174 303

 

Jagat Ram                                                  Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                           Circle Secretary

 

 


                                                                                    MOBILE NUMBER:     +91-9418463093

                                                                                    BLOGGER:      postalunionhp.blogspot.in

                                                                                    eMail:               circlesecretaryhp@gmail.com

No:       HP/P-III/HP                  dated at Una the 11.03.2015

 

Shri Ram Swaroop Ji

Member Parliament (Lok Sabha)

Mandi Parliamentary Constituency

New Delhi

 

Sub:     Non recruitment of staff against the vacant posts of Postal Assistants in Himachal Pradesh Circle for the vacancy year 2013-14

 

Respected Sir,

 

The Himachal Pradesh Postal Circle is a leading Circle in comparison to other postal Circles of India in performance and achievement of various targets allotted to the Circle by the Department. Due to ban on creation of new posts since 1983, no new post of clerical cadre (Postal Assistant) has been created in the Department despite introduction of various new schemes by the Department.

 

The Department has outsourced the recruitment process and entrusted the task to M/s CMC Ltd. The concerned company conducted the exam for recruitment of Postal Assistants in the Department for the vacancy year 2013-14 in the month of June 2014, through which around 100 posts alone in HP were to be filled up. The company is declaring the results of the successful candidates in different spells and taking unwarranted time. The results of the exam in respect of candidates of Himachal Pradesh Circle has not so far been declared, whereas 150 new vacant posts are to be filled up for the year 2014-15.

 

Due to non declaration of results by the company and apathetic approach of the postal board, till date there is a shortage of 300 postal assistants in Himachal Pradesh resulting unbearable pressure of work on the existing staff.

 

The staff can be seen working in the Head Post Offices beyond duty hours even upto 2200 hours. The Postal Department seems to have been surrendered to the higher bureaucracy which is mindlessly pursuing the policies framed without providing the viable infrastructure at the ground level. The Postal employees of the Himachal Pradesh are aggrieved and are overburdened due to non recruitment of the staff.

 

Sir, it is pertinent to mention here that previously the Department itself was making recruitment and the process of recruitment used to be completed within three months from date of issuance of notification. The outsourcing has incurred higher cost and has caused avoidable delay in declaration of the results.

 

Your goodself is therefore requested kindly take up the case with the Minster of Communication & IT for immediate declaration of results.

 

With profound regards,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

H S Guleria

 

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C HQ UNA-174 303

 

Jagat Ram                                                  Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                           Circle Secretary

 

 


                                                                                    MOBILE NUMBER:     +91-9418463093

                                                                                    BLOGGER:      postalunionhp.blogspot.in

                                                                                    eMail:               circlesecretaryhp@gmail.com

No:       HP/P-III/HP                  dated at Una the 11.03.2015

 

Shri Shanta Kumar Ji

Member Parliament (Lok Sabha)

Kangra Parliamentary Constituency

New Delhi

 

Sub:     Non recruitment of staff against the vacant posts of Postal Assistants in Himachal Pradesh Circle for the vacancy year 2013-14

 

Respected Sir,

 

The Himachal Pradesh Postal Circle is a leading Circle in comparison to other postal Circles of India in performance and achievement of various targets allotted to the Circle by the Department. Due to ban on creation of new posts since 1983, no new post of clerical cadre (Postal Assistant) has been created in the Department despite introduction of various new schemes by the Department.

 

The Department has outsourced the recruitment process and entrusted the task to M/s CMC Ltd. The concerned company conducted the exam for recruitment of Postal Assistants in the Department for the vacancy year 2013-14 in the month of June 2014, through which around 100 posts alone in HP were to be filled up. The company is declaring the results of the successful candidates in different spells and taking unwarranted time. The results of the exam in respect of candidates of Himachal Pradesh Circle has not so far been declared, whereas 150 new vacant posts are to be filled up for the year 2014-15.

 

Due to non declaration of results by the company and apathetic approach of the postal board, till date there is a shortage of 300 postal assistants in Himachal Pradesh resulting unbearable pressure of work on the existing staff.

 

The staff can be seen working in the Head Post Offices beyond duty hours even upto 2200 hours. The Postal Department seems to have been surrendered to the higher bureaucracy which is mindlessly pursuing the policies framed without providing the viable infrastructure at the ground level. The Postal employees of the Himachal Pradesh are aggrieved and are overburdened due to non recruitment of the staff.

 

Sir, it is pertinent to mention here that previously the Department itself was making recruitment and the process of recruitment used to be completed within three months from date of issuance of notification. The outsourcing has incurred higher cost and has caused avoidable delay in declaration of the results.

 

Your goodself is therefore requested kindly take up the case with the Minster of Communication & IT for immediate declaration of results.

 

With profound regards,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

H S Guleria

 

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP C HQ UNA-174 303

 

Jagat Ram                                                  Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                           Circle Secretary

 

 


                                                                                    MOBILE NUMBER:     +91-9418463093

                                                                                    BLOGGER:      postalunionhp.blogspot.in

                                                                                    eMail:               circlesecretaryhp@gmail.com

No:       HP/P-III/HP                  dated at Una the 11.03.2015

 

Shri Virender Kashyup Ji

Member Parliament (Lok Sabha)

Shimla Parliamentary Constituency

New Delhi

 

Sub:     Non recruitment of staff against the vacant posts of Postal Assistants in Himachal Pradesh Circle for the vacancy year 2013-14

 

Respected Sir,

 

The Himachal Pradesh Postal Circle is a leading Circle in comparison to other postal Circles of India in performance and achievement of various targets allotted to the Circle by the Department. Due to ban on creation of new posts since 1983, no new post of clerical cadre (Postal Assistant) has been created in the Department despite introduction of various new schemes by the Department.

 

The Department has outsourced the recruitment process and entrusted the task to M/s CMC Ltd. The concerned company conducted the exam for recruitment of Postal Assistants in the Department for the vacancy year 2013-14 in the month of June 2014, through which around 100 posts alone in HP were to be filled up. The company is declaring the results of the successful candidates in different spells and taking unwarranted time. The results of the exam in respect of candidates of Himachal Pradesh Circle has not so far been declared, whereas 150 new vacant posts are to be filled up for the year 2014-15.

 

Due to non declaration of results by the company and apathetic approach of the postal board, till date there is a shortage of 300 postal assistants in Himachal Pradesh resulting unbearable pressure of work on the existing staff.

 

The staff can be seen working in the Head Post Offices beyond duty hours even upto 2200 hours. The Postal Department seems to have been surrendered to the higher bureaucracy which is mindlessly pursuing the policies framed without providing the viable infrastructure at the ground level. The Postal employees of the Himachal Pradesh are aggrieved and are overburdened due to non recruitment of the staff.

 

Sir, it is pertinent to mention here that previously the Department itself was making recruitment and the process of recruitment used to be completed within three months from date of issuance of notification. The outsourcing has incurred higher cost and has caused avoidable delay in declaration of the results.

 

Your goodself is therefore requested kindly take up the case with the Minster of Communication & IT for immediate declaration of results.

 

With profound regards,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

H S Guleria