Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Comrade Bhattacharjee, served as the General Secretary, Admin NFPE, for the period from Feb, 2010 to Sep, 2016 besides functioning as the Circle Secretary of the Admin Union, W.B.Circle for almost two decades. He was the President of the Administrative Union until recently.  He will be retiring on superannuation from Postal Service on 29th September, 2017, being the last working day.

Comrade Pranab Da entered in the Postal Department as Short Duty PA at Rampurhat Head Post Office of Birbhum Division in Feb, 1981 and then joined as PA on 26-04-1982. His belligerent and protesting approach against all kind of injustice ultimately made him very popular since the beginning. He entered in the Department at such a critical juncture when the prestige and dignity of the postal workers were very much shattered and many bigger organizations like Banks, LIC took an inferior approach towards the Postal Department and the workers of the Postal Department. He fought against all such odds and tried to upheld the dignity of the Postal Workers since his joining in the Department.

He passed UDC examination in 1987 and joined in the O/o the erstwhile Postmaster General, W.B.Circle on 8th July 1988.

He faced serious family disasters due to his mother’s untimely death on 21st Nov, 1989 at the age of 50yrs only. His brother’s most untimely death came just after a span of 6yrs only on 21st Dec, 1995 at the age of 37yrs. Once he was in great distress whether he will serve the workers of the Department with responsibility or will he quit! He decided to continue his service as before. However, in later period, he became the victim of ill health.  

Inspite of all pains and constraints and ill health, his belligerent and sacrificing attitude for more than 36yrs will ever be remembered by the Administrative workers of the country.  

His active efforts for the preparation of the Memorandum for 5th, 6th and 7th Central Pay Commissions on behalf of the Administrative Union which ultimately became the common memorandum of all the unions like NFPE, FNPO was examplary.

He fought against the following important issues very strongly as the JCM Departmental Council Member for a long period of almost seven years
1)Against decentralization of PLI
2)For framing the new Recruitment rules for PACO
3)For increasing LSG/HSG-II/HSG-I posts in Circle Administrative Offices.
4)For extending the CGHS facilities to all Postal Retirees.
5)Filling up of all Posts of PACOs and MTSs.
6)For allowing the PACO staff for appearing at the PSS Gr ‘B’ exam.
7)For change of syllabus and pattern of LGO exam for Circle Administrative Offices.
8)To maintain distinct identities of PACOs.
9)For conversion COs/ROs/DPLI Office as CPCs
10)Against diversion of 615 Posts of PAs from Circle Offices.
11)For fixation of pay of MTSs who were granted ACP-I & ACP-II prior to 01-01-2006 and stopping of recovery therefore.
12)Irregular redeployment/ Deputation of PACOs in Post Offices and CPCs-Cases of Karnataka, TamilNadu and Gujarat Circles.
13)For providing norms for BD, Technology, RTI oriented works and Project Arrow works done by CO officials.   
14)For granting TBOP/BCR to those officials who are senior in the gradation list from the date of their juniors granted BCR irrespective of their noncompletion of 16/26 yrs of service.

Under the leadership of Comrade Pranab Bhattacharjee, the fight for maintaining the distinct identity of PACOs in Circle Office gathered a momentum in Jan, 2014 when a separate set of recruitment rules for the PACOs were issued vide Gazette Notification, after a lapse of almost 14yrs.

His fight for the existence of the entire Postal Department in the wake of liberalization comparing the same in the light of worldwide Postal Network made a remarkable sensation which was later published in Postal Crusader and Bharatiya Post. He probably, was the only General Secretary who long before his retirement had quitted the post of General Secretary to pave the avenue for new General Secretary. 

This Administrative Union records its full appreciation for the dedicated service of Com Bhattacharjee as the General Secretary for almost seven years. In his leadership this organization scaled a new height at a very crucial point of time.

Although he will be retiring on superannuation, yet for many years he will be guiding us to formulate the strategy for the causes of the Postal workers.

We hope that he will govern us as before. This union expresses its warm regards and felicitation and wish him a good health to fight for the Postal Workers.    

Umasankar Chakraborty
(General Secretary)    

Saturday, August 5, 2017

       FOR  23rd AUGUST-2017        
TODAY ON 26th  JULY,2017


Thursday, June 8, 2017

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001


Ref:  PF-12/Agitation/2017                                    Dated – 06.06.2017

            All General Secretaries/NFPE office bearers
            All circle/Divisional & Branch Secretaries

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware that for the last two years so many burning issues related to Postal, RMS and GDS employees are lying unsettled at the level of Directorate. We have discussed these issues several times with Secretary, Post and other higher officers of the Department in formal and informal meetings, but we are highly regretted to inform that there is no improvement in any matter.

NFPE Federal Executive Meeting held on 12.05.2017 has reviewed the whole situation in detail and after threadbare discussion, the following agitational programme has been decided for the below mentioned 10 points charter of Demand.

As per decision of Federal Executive we wanted to launch this agitational programme under banner of PJCA. We tried our best to convince the FNPO leadership to join but they are not agreed. So we have decided to launch the programme under banner of NFPE.

Phase- I           – Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional offices.
Date -              -  20.06.2017

Phase – II        - Mass Dharna in front of all Circle/Regional offices.
Date –             - 12.07.2017

Phase – III       - Mass dharna in front of Postal Directorate, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Date –                         - 26.07.2017

Phase IV          - One day nationwide strike on 23.08.2017 (Formal notice of the strike will be served later.)

1.      Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, Drivers and Artisans in MMS,MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.
2.      Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS.
3.      Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.
4.      Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.
5.      Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7thCPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.
6.      Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.
7.      Implement Cadre Restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.
8.      Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7thCPC.
9.      Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
10.  Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

A convention on New Pension Scheme is going to be held at Shah Auditorium Civil Lines New Delhi on 10th June – 2017 jointly under banner of Confederation & All India State Govt. Employees Federation. NFPE has allotted quota to all wings. All are requested to ensure cent percent participation in the convention.

AIPEU Union – GDS has decided to organize GDS-March to communication Minister’s office – Sanchar Bhawan – New Delhi 27th July 2017. All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE Unions are requested to mobilize maximum no. of GDS in March and more employees should take past from nearby circles and Divisions to Delhi. All leadership of NFPE union should also take part in the march.

All India Postal, Casual, Part-time, Contingent workers Federation has decided the following programme of action.
1. Indefinite hunger fast in front of Chief PMG office Chennai from 27th June 2017.
2. All India Workshop on 13th August 2017 (Venue will be intimated later).
3. Massive Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi on 14th August 2017.

NFPE appeals to entire leadership to extend maximum co-operation and help to make the programmes of casual labourers union a grand success.

            The administration is in deep slumber. We have to awake them by giving alarming bell by organizing all these programmes in a very successful manner. As NFPE we have to prove our strength.
            We as NFPE appeal to the entire rank and file to make every programme a grand success. We will chalk out campaign programme of All India leaders very soon.
            All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to Circulate the Charter of demands and agitational programme among all members after translating in regional languages.
            Circle leaders should also chalk out campaign programme in their respective circles.

Unity for struggle and struggle for unity.

With revolutionary greetings,

Yours comradely,

(R. N. Parashar)

Secretary General