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ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION, GROUP-C
ODISHA CIRCLE BRANCH, BHUBANESWAR-751001.
K.C.PATNAIK RAMESH CH. MISHRA
President Circle Secretary & Vice President CHQ
No- UN/AIPEU, Gr-C/Odisha/03-2013 Dated-19-03-2013.
Sri S.K.Chakrabarti, IPoS.
Chief Post Master General,
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar-751001.
Sub - Irregular declaration holiday “Holi” for Central Govt. Offices in Odisha on 27-03-2013 (Wednesday), when Holi is going to be observed throughout Odisha on 28-03-2013 (Thursday) and declared as State Govt. holiday on 28-03-2013.
It is quite dismay to intimate that the Central Govt. Welfare Co-ordination Committee to which our circle head is a member has not scrutinized properly about the three holidays, those require for declaration of holidays as per local importance. The important festival like“Holi” (Festival of colours) which falls on 28-03-2013 (Thursday) in Odisha and State Govt. has declared holiday on 28-03-2013(copy enclosed), the Central Govt. Welfare Co-ordination Committee declared holiday for Holi on 27-03-2013, which is quite unfortunate and created a strong resentment of staffs from all corners of the State. This is not for the first time; the same error also happened in the last year. We apprehend that no representative from our Postal Department is attending the Co-ordination Committee while taking such decision on holidays, ignoring the local importance of the festivals. Holi is the festival of colours, will be observed all over Odisha on 28-03-2013, will restrict staffs to come outside due to display of colours everywhere and practically no work can be exhibited by them.
It is quite obvious that declaring holiday on Holi on 27-03-2013 as per the all India list without looking in to celebration of the same in Odisha State is a wrong decision and also will cause loss to the Department of Posts due to non-performance of duties by staff on 28-03-2013. Further, not only Postal staffs will be put in to inconvenience, the problem will be faced by all the Central Govt. Employees in the State.
Therefore, it is urged upon for immediate constitution of Central Govt. Welfare Co-ordination Committee of Odisha State to review the wrong decision, affecting the total C.G employees and for immediate action to change the day of holiday for Holi from 27-03-2013 to 28-03-2013 to avoid strong discontentment of employees.
ANTICIPATING A STRINGENT ACTION