Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Observance of Protest Day to focus the issues confronting the staff while discharging the duties in the operative offices and postponement thereof to 8th Feb 2015.


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

 

Jagat Ram                                                  Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                           Circle Secretary

 

 


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No:      HP/P-III/CWC dated at Una the 24.01.2015

 

Shri A N Nanda Ji

The Chief Postmaster General

Himachal Pradesh Circle Shimla-09

 

Sub:     Observance of Protest Day to focus the issues confronting the staff while discharging the duties in the operative offices and postponement thereof to 8th Feb 2015.

 

Respected Sir,

 

A kind reference is invited to this Union letter no even dated 17.08.2014 and letter No HP/P-III/RJCM dated 18.08.2014, wherein details of issues seeking the personal intervention of your goodself to redress the issues. Further, this Union letter No even dated 02.01.2015, communicating the decision of the Circle Working Committee Meeting of this Union held at Manikaran Mandi on 15.11.2014 and 16.11.2014 for organizing the Protest Day on 25th Jan 2015.

 

On the request of/ advise of the members of the Circle Working Committee keeping in view the inclement weather and hectic HP Government programme organizing Himachal Day on 25th Jan 2015, the said protest Day Programme has been postponed to be organized on 08.02.2015 [Sunday] before GPO Shimla.

 

Respected Sir, following our requests conveyed vide this Union letter No even dated 17.08.2014 and letter No HP/P-III/RJCM dated 18.08.2014, we have been hopeful of discussions on the issues listed in the said letters as requested vide this Union letter No even dated 17.08.2014. This issue was also discussed in the Circle Working Committee Meeting held at Manikaran. The Circle Secretary was advised by the Working Committee to wait and to take an appropriate decision. Till date this Union has not received any communication of any such meeting for discussion of the issues.

 

Sir, however, the Circle Union have received replies on few issues and which does not reflect any serious note taken by the Circle Office to mitigate the hardships. Further Circle Office letter No STA/28-15/2014 dated 20.01.2015 addressed to this Union has also been received and the perusal of the reply reflects that the issues are not at all given a thought at the level of Circle Office and replies merely furnished on the basis of the report of the Divisional Heads concerned. Whereas number of issues listed in the above letters dated 17.08.2014 and 18.08.2014 are either ignored or not pursued.

 

As such, the Circle Union is directed to refurnish such issues for an appropriate action at the level of Circle Office. The issues referred to Directorate also need to be pursued vigorously.

 

1.               Awarding of AMC for the computers and its peripherals/UPS/Printers etc:

 

In order to ensure smooth functioning of the computers and its peripherals the only option is AMC as in the present scenario operative staff cannot made to be suffered for making frequent requests to the Divisional Heads for remedial measures.

 

2.               Shifting of Administrative Control of Speed Post Hub Mandi and Shimla:

 

As per Directorate instructions, the Administrative control of speed post hubs of the stations where RMS office is functioning is to be shifted to RMS. Kindly cause suitable actions.

 

3.               Providing o Standard accommodation to the SPMs:

 

At present, many of the residence attached to the Post of Sub Postmasters are Sub standard and are not worth living and the SPMs are facing deduction of HRA and license fees. As such, the Divisional Heads be directed to either provide standard residence or allow the SPMs to stay in desired rented accommodation.

 

4.               Anti staff attitude/Intolerable behavior of Shri Ravinder Kumar Sharma, ASPOs Una

 

Despite repeated requests from this Union and strong resentment amongst the members of the staff of Una Division, no remedial measure seems to have been taken to create a congenial atmosphere in the Division. In this connection, the Circle Union letter No HP/P-III/Una dated 02.01.2015 may kindly be referred.

 

5.               Issuance of impracticable/unviable orders by the Divisional Heads to achieve unrealistic targets of Media Post, Direct Post, iMO, MO Videsh and compelling the staff to even made good these targets from their own pockets:

 

In Chamba Division, the PLI and RPLI incentives were paid through iMOs by deducting the commission charges of the iMO from the incentive payable to the staff. This is very unfair, while speaking to the Postmaster Chamba, we were informed that the SPOs Chamba has given verbal orders in this respect. The iMO commission so recovered may be refunded to the concerned staff and this practice which substantiates our point of view of achieving the targets be stopped forthwith. Similarly, the Divisional Heads are issuing directions for ensuring transfers of DET, Accounts MIS and other data without making any arrangement during connectivity problem, power failure and the system failure and are holding responsible he staff for non-transmission. 

 

6.               Non-Payment of TA/MR/PLI/RPLI incentive claims:

 

The Himachal Circle  enjoys a remarkable position in the achievement of RPLI business even at All India Level but till today, the incentive bills to the tune of Rs 90 Lacs are still pending for payment which reflects the seriousness of the authorities fixing the targets.

 

7.                Pending items of the RJCM/Four monthly meeting held on 09.07.2014

 

7.1            Item No 4-8/10: Unmanageable work of SB at HPO’s and insensitive approach of administration providing/posting staff at SB counters:

 

This item was taken up in the year 2010 and neither the Circle Administration nor any Divisional Head realized the need for posting adequate staff on the SB counters as per workload in order to provide prompt services to the customer and to mitigate the hardships of the staff posted there. The operative work is utmost important whereas the Divisional Heads are always retaining justified staff in the Administrative offices and even deputing the officials from operative offices and none of the Divisional Heads in the Circle have given a thought on this issue.

 

7.2            Item No 2-4/12: Avoidable delay in repair of computer and the peripherals:

 

Despite issuance of the instructions to the Divisional Heads on the subject, there seems to be no improvement, the Divisional Heads are not promptly attending such requests of the operative offices and in some cases are raising avoidable objections to sanction such expenditure incurred for repair of the computers.

 

7.3            Irregular abolition of posts pertaining to the year 2005-06, 2007 and 2008 by SPOs Una

 

Despite assurance in the meeting to abolish such posts from the offices having lesser workload, no action seems to have been taken by the SPOs Una to redistribute the posts abolished in the Division at least as per the workload. This has compounded the hardships/miseries of the double handed offices which are now single handed following abolition of posts. An immediate action on the subject is needed.

 

7.4            Item No 7-12/13: Non-fixation of ex-serviceman re-employed as Postal Assistants:

 

The issue was taken up in the JCM in December 2013 and none of the Divisional Heads have examined the case seriously and its settlement is being procrastinated on this and that pretext. Surprisingly, the item has been treated as closed.

 

7.5            Item No 1-7/13: Non revision of FSC of post offices as per the Directorate orders:

The staff side have well explained its views on the subject, as such, the staff side may be informed the action taken as per decision taken on the subject.

 

7.6            Item No 2-7/12: Non-payment of cash handling allowance to the single and double handed post offices

The settlement of the item is procrastinated whereas in Maharashtra Circle, it is being paid at the revised rate and there seems to be no reason to refer the case to the Directorate for clarification, Please decide the case at the earliest.

 

7.7            Item No 2-4/2014: Decentralization of work of PLI/RPLI to the Divisions and to the Head Post Offices staff on the basis of workload

The miseries of the staff are being compounded as the staff is being called from the operative offices and no policy is evolved to provide the staff to cope with the excess work following the decentralization.

 

Kindly intervene to avoid the avoidable.

 

With regards

 

Yours faithfully,

 

[H S GULERIA]

 

Observance of Protest Day on 08.02.2015 to focus the issues confronting the staff


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

 

Jagat Ram                                                  Harbhajan Singh Guleria

Circle President                                           Circle Secretary

 

 


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No:       HP/P-III/CWC  dated at Una the 24.01.2015

 

All the Divisional Secretaries/Branch Secretaries

And CWC Members AIPEU Group C

Himachal Pradesh Circle

 

Sub:     Observance of Protest Day on  08.02.2015 to focus the issues confronting the staff

 

Dear comrades,

 

Kindly refer to this Union letter no even dated 02.01.2015 addressed to the CPMG HP Circle Shimla-09. We have received replies on the some of the issues, the copies of which are enclosed. Keeping in view the advice of our Circle President Shri Jagat Ram and other working committee members, the proposed protest Day has been postponed to 08th Feb 2015 [Sunday] in front of Shimla GPO.

 

Dear comrades, all of you are well aware and even you are also the victim of the highhandedness of the administration in managing the work even ignoring the personal comforts of our staff. The plight of staff working in SP Hub Mandi ICH, Kangra ICH and Hamirpur ICH and the staff engaged in the process of core Banking Solutions. The System Managers have worked even during nights for ensuring CBS Mock migration and other data’s. Surprisingly, neither the Divisional Heads nor IP/ASPs were ordered to supervise during the night work. None has taken care to provide relief to them during nigh work.

 

The Circle Working Committee which met at Manikaran was apprised of the developments on the issues taken up in the periodical meetings and no doubt we have ensured redressal of some of the issues viz grant of MACP, and grant of incentive for Data entry but the remaining issues still needs pressure as such, pursuant to the CWC decision the option to highlight the feelings of the staff on the issues, it has been become imperative to organize protest in the form of a Dharna on 08.02.2015 [Sunday]. The fate of the settlement of the issues and recognition to the contribution of the ground level staff largely depends upon the success of Protest Day.

 

You are therefore, requested to kindly ensure mobilization of the members for the Protest Day and also ensure maximum participation of staff

 

I am confident that under your leadership the Circle Union will march ahead.

 

With greetings

 

Yours brotherly,

 

[H S Guleria]

 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Organising Protest Day on 25.01.2015


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

        JAGAT RAM                                                        H S GULERIA

        President                                                               Circle Secretary

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No:       HP/P-III/CWC              dated at Una the 02.01.2015

 

The Chief Postmaster General

Himachal Pradesh Circle Shimla-09

 

Sub:     Organising Protest Day on 25.01.2015

 

Sir,

 

The Circle Working Committee meeting of this Union was held at Manikaran on 15.11.2014 and 16.11.2014 while deliberating on the issues confronting the postal staff particularly the operative staff in discharging day to day duties and the issues taken up by the Circle Union in the periodical meetings, feels that no serious thought seems to have been given on the issues seeking mitigation of the grievances. The Circle working committee while reviewing the decision of the Kangra Working Committee communicated vide this Union letter No  even dated 17.08.2014 and letter No HP/P-III/RJCM dated 18.08.2014 take note of procrastinating the settlement.

 

Even, a joint meeting sought vide this Union no even dated 17.08.2014, has not been called. The Circle Working Committee has unanimously decided to organize the Protest Day on Sunday, 25.01.2015 at Shimla to focus the importance of issues communicated previously. You are therefore, requested to kindly intervene and avoid the avoidable.

 

With regards

 

Yours sincerely,

 

H S Guleria

 

Copy to:-

 

1.`        Shri Jagat Ram Circle President AIPEU Group “C” HP Circle at Theog SO

2.         All the Divisional/Branch Secretaries and CWC Members of the Circle. Please ensure participation in the protest day on 25.01.2015 at Shimla before the Shimla GPO. Minimum 20 members from each Division must participate.

3.         Shri Parshottam Chauhan, Divisional Secretary P-III Shimla to make arrangement for organising the protest Day.

4.         Shri Kailash Sharma, Circle Secretary Administrative Union and Leader Staff Side O/o CPMG Shimla with the request to kindly extend solidarity in the Protest Day.

5.         Shri Prem Parkash Mehta, Circle Secretary P-IV at Shimla

 

 

 

 

Anti Staff attitude/In tolerable behaviour of Shri Ravinder Kumar Sharma, ASP Una


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

        JAGAT RAM                                                        H S GULERIA

        President                                                               Circle Secretary

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No:       HP/P-III/Una                dated at Una the 02.01.2015

 

Shri Anant Narayan Nanda

The Chief Postmaster General

Himachal Pradesh Circle Shimla-09

 

Sub:     Anti Staff attitude/In tolerable behaviour of Shri Ravinder Kumar Sharma, ASP Una

 

Sir,

 

A kind reference is invited to this Union letter no even dated 18.08.2014 and 26.09.2014 and Circle Office letter No STA/36-357/2004 dated 07.08.2014 and subsequent correspondence on the subject.

 

The Circle Union is disappointed and feels that any such correspondence is taken as otherwise; consequently, the relief sought for is not taken note of. The Circle Union i.e the Circle Secretary H S Guleria, is himself working in this Division and the correspondence on the subject has been made on the basis of solid grounds and overall feelings of the staff of Una Division.

 

The related issues have several times being discussed with the SPOs Una Shri D R Sharma, who himself have agreed to the points raised, though, showed his helplessness in the matter.

 

Surprisingly, the decision on the subject is taken merely on the basis of the report submitted by Shri D R Sharma the SPOs Una and it cannot be only the basis for clinching the issue. Several instances were recorded in our requests made to your office on the subject.

 

Surprisingly enough, none of the official of the Division, including the Divisional Secretary and myself was contacted for seeking the views in order to submit a report to your office. As such, the Circle Union cannot bear with the report of the SPOs Una.

 

Sir, your goodself will agree, that when the Circle Union on behalf of the staff of Una Division is complaining against the ASPOs Shri Ravinder Kumar Sharma and by this way or that way, he continues to hold the post as such, what will be the impact of these developments, both on the ASPOs and the staff of Una Division in discharging the day to day services in the Division.

 

I am citing a very valid instance, on 15th December 2014, I spoke to the Director Postal Services and your goodself regarding the non-functioning of passbook printers of Head Post Office Una and awarding of AMC to the Lippy, the Line Printer besides other issues.

 

Your goodself was kind enough and heard me patiently, noted all the points raised and I am sure, the follow up action was taken. Shri Ravinder Kumar Sharma, ASPOs Una was holding the charge of SPOs Una during the leave of Shri D R Sharma SPOs Una.

 

I was confident of an prompt action at the level of Una Divisional Administration, unfortunately, instead of taking keen interest in ensuring repair of the passbook printers and other printers, the ASPOs visited the Head Post Office on 16.12.2014 at 0900 hours to check the timely attendance by the staff.

 

In Una Division, Oel Sub Post Office which is required to be supplied with a new printer is still in line for getting the new printer, despite, the adequate stock of newly purchased printers in the Division Office.

 

Your goodself shall surprise that the SPM Oel is preparing all the reports manually including SO Daily account and receipts to be given to the customers for the last three months. In our opinion, the Administration has the biggest responsibility in providing favourable timely infrastructure in the Post Offices.

 

The passbook printers were repaired after fifteen days but the new printer to the Oel Post Office is yet to be supplied and I am sure it will be supplied the day our this letter reaches to your goodself.

 

Sir, there are many instances which are circumstantial and cannot be recorded all the time. The Circle Union in the present circumstances feels that the problem can be mitigated just by transferring the ASPOs Shri Ravinder Kumar Sharma from Una Division. The Una Division has functioned well for ten months without the ASPOs.

 

The Circle Union solicite your kind intervention to for favourable action and the issue may not be procrastinated just by referring it to SPOs Una.

 

With regards

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

[H S Guleria]

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Implementation of tenure transfers case of Group-C and Group B Officials/Officers in the Circle.




No:         HP/P-III/DMA                                     dated at Una the 23.03.2014

Shri A N Nanda Ji
The Chief Postmaster General
Himachal Pradesh Circle Shimla-09

Sub:        Implementation of tenure transfers case of Group-C and Group B Officials/Officers in the Circle.

Respected Sir,

The tenure transfers of Group C officials in the circle have been ordered and even have been implemented in the Circle by the Divisional Heads. As per the orders issued by the Divisional Heads any official completing 04 years have been transferred and even some officials have also been transferred without completion of their tenures.

None of the officials even who are retiring this year have been allowed extension of tenure and are transferred from the respective station.

The Circle Union is of the firm opinion that the same guidelines of tenure transfers are applicable to the Group B Officers i.e Divisional Heads and any officer completing normal tenure must have been ordered to be transferred.

The Circle Union is surprised over non-transfer of Shri Deep Singh Kapoor, Supdt Post Offices Dharamshala and continues to work as such, despite having completed a stay of more than 04 years in the Division. Shri D S Kapoor who have ordered transfer of 53 Group C officials in February 2014 and have also ordered frequent transfers of the staff without any justification during the year 2012-13 and 2013-14.

In this connection, the discussions on the subject i.e vindictive attitude of SPOs Dharamshala held in the JCM meeting held on 09.01.2014. Elaborate discussions were held and your goodself agreed for an appropriate action.

You are therefore, requested kindly order immediate transfer of Shri D S Kapoor, from Dharamshala Division. This will create a sense of respect on the transfer policy issued by the Directorate amongst the staff.

With regards.

Yours sincerely,

[H S Guleria]
Circle Secretary