Wednesday, October 15, 2014


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

                                   NO:-AU/CHQ/Staff Problems/Karnataka/2014 Dated 14-10-2014

Ms Kavery Banerjee
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Samsad Marg
New Delhi-110001.

Sub: Irregular transfer of Circle Office Staff for work in operative office-Case of
        Karnatka Circle.

Respected Madam,

          It is learnt that the Chief postmaster General, Karnataka Circle has ordered the deputation of two Circle office staff to Kadugodi Extension Post office with immediate effect in the name of pendency of work and to check public complaint violating the provisions of the rules.

          You may be aware that the Circle office itself is facing acute shortage of Staff in view of the changed working scenario. A lot of  monitoring works have developed in the C.O. in recent times. Moreover, Circle Office has a separate identity for many many decades and also has a separate set of recruitment rules, which have again been reaffirmed by the Gazette Notification of 27th January,2014 containing PA recruitment Rules for Circle Administrative offices, after almost 18 years of the previous Recruitment Rules for Circle Administrative offices framed last in 1996. Further, the administrative office staff are not having the working knowledge for operative offices.

          Our representatives and CHQ President Mr. K.Ramchandram had discussed the matter with the Chief Postmaster General, Mr. Ramanujan and requested him not to issue such an order against the decades long reality and informed him of the violation of rules in the event of issuance of that order. Notwithstanding the fact, the Chief Postmaster General has ordered for deputation of two officials (PACOs) from Circle Office and posted them to the Kadugodi Extension Post Office.

          In this connection, it is relevant to  mention that many staff of postal divisions of Karnatka  Circle are working in this Circle office on deputation from divisions since long. If the Karnataka postal Administration feels the necessity of man power for the operative work, the deputationists working in Circle office may be sent back without disturbing the Circle office staff. To send back the deputationists from divisions working in circle office, to their parent divisions, was an agreed decision in the meeting with staff side sometimes back.

          It is learnt that the chief postmaster General Karnataka Circle has written a D.O.letter to the postal Directorate to permit him to depute PACO and new recruits in the cadre of PACO for training in the operative offices which is also against the recruitment rules for PACO.

          Therefore, you are earnestly requested to issue necessary direction to the chief postmaster General to cancel such irregular order for the sake of good working atmosphere and maintaining a cordial relation between the staff side and official side to enable us all to work as ‘India Post’ team only at this critical juncture of our Department taking all segments of work force- postal, RMS, Administrative and others, into confidence for which act of your consideration, we seek your kind intervention at the earliest.
With respectful regards.

Happy Dussehra and Deepabali/Dewali greetings.

Expectantly yours,

Pranab Bhattacharjee
General Secretary
Administrative Union (NFPE)

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