Monday, October 13, 2014



(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
Central Headquarters 30/3D, P&T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg
New Delhi- 110001

                              No. AU/ORG-1/Postal Accounts/AIC/2014 dated 10.10.14

Dear comrade Satyanarayan Ji,
In spite of my strong desire and zeal for attending your 21st Biennial Conference from 13.10.14 to 15.10.14 at Bangalore City, I can not proceed because of my medical treatment.

           In many historical movements your organization has drawn the attention as an wing of our Federation and now it has become a very strong organization of the NFPE for leading the voice of the postal Accounts. With the gradual passing of times and with the torch bearing phases, your union has been able to make indelible footprint in the minds of the workers for achieving better pay scales etc. Definitely, it is an wonderful organization which has been participating for long in the belligerent struggle of our National federation of Postal Employees and thus your organization is a formidable component to reckon with, as it has been able to create a denting impression in the mindset of the postal workers in particulars and other central govt. employees in general.

          In these days of adoption of new liberal policies, you are also struggling for the existence. In one way the policy matter of the Govt. of India in the shape of privatization, outsourcing of postal services and drastic reduction of staff strength in all the segment of Dept. of Posts including Accounts, are agitating our minds and on the other hand technological upgradation for better services to the customers is a promise to be fulfilled.And in the midst of all such things, we are to eke out our existence day to day for the safety and security of our staff as well as to draw the planning for the development of postal services to the people of India.
        While we are not against the application of modern technology, Indigenous technology soothing to the socio-economic condition of our country, should be our priority. We require highly skilled human capital of knowledge to play decisive role to strengthening our vibrant economy, yet we can not deny that we have to transform our huge human resources- who are unemployed in many many crores into an indispensable asset of our country. Highly skilled jobs at the top, are definitely growing but what about the general nature of jobs supposed to be performed by our vast stretch of highly educated unemployed youths? They are the most important component for the middle class people. Definitely in these days of tumultuous crisis and new liberal policies, the existence of the working class is under severe threat when every one is feeling the pinch.
       In your field also, the "Accrual Based Accounting System" ,being a full fledged technological step, needs to be properly reviewed when we are observing that low paying jobs that can not be easily computerized, have continued to grow. Hundreds and hundreds of educated DRMs and casual labors culminating into many thousands are working hand in hand to increase the productivity of our department at the cost of  a poor and lump sum amount, indicating the worst kind of exploitation in our department, which is really a great shocking phenomenon for us. How can we avoid those poor fellows? Isn't it a colossal waste of human resources? Not allowing the citizens to develop to their full potential means not help them to come out of poverty- is a matter of serious concern. So is the case of more than 2 lakh of  Gramen Dak Sevaks, who are also fighting of the justice. For both of the segments of the workforce our NFPE is playing a leading role.
        Our experience regarding our own department is not at all good. In 1991 we had an workforce of 7,02,000 appx. to serve our 85 crore of people. Now in 2013-14 with the population increased to more that 125 crores means for an increase of 40 crores of people for the last 23 years our staff strength stands at 4,80,000 appx . The same is the case with the banks, railways, insurances and other sectors.
       Without complete and full fledged technology such drastic reduction in staff strength with the increase in population, gives a serious warning signal to our country, where educated youths numbering nearly 2 crore students per year, are enrolling their names in the colleges and universities for higher education  and becoming job seekers after a span of 2-3 years.
        The destiny of a nation, is built upon the character of its citizens which is largely shaped by education. But unfortunately, in spite of having adequate education, such youth power are not getting jobs in Central Govt, Banking, Insurance and other Govt and under taking sectors, no job is being created and in many cases many vacancies are not filled up and thus the existence of  the educated youths by means of getting jobs, is under threat. The role of education can not be over emphasized in a country like India, where it is the one of the fundamental instruments for fostering national integrity and harmony.

       Our children over burdened with heavy dose of syllabus and higher degrees will not be effective if they are not properly trained with updated knowledge whereas such education and training have become very expensive in these days of market economy. Not withstanding bearing of such huge expenditure, most of them are not getting proper employment.
       In such a socio-economic scenario, we must have to strive for an appropriate technology, so that the technology emerges for a better tomorrow. Changes will be viewed positively only, if it visibly improves the daily life of average Indian. In a country like India , it must be dedicated to ending poverty and stagnation. It must focus on Housing, Hygiene, Clothing, Providing drinking water, Crop management and Health Care and above all, it must result in expanding meaningful employment for the mass of our people. 
       I hope that the delegates coming from all over the country in this conference will discuss the problems confronted by your people and take dispassionate views on all the glaring issues for a better and improved future.
I wish the conference a great success.
Thanking you,
With comradely greetings,
P. Bhattacharjee
General Secretary    

N.B. : Com. M.D.Narayanmurthy, Astt. General Secretary, CHQ, will represent this union in your 21st AIC on behalf of me.

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