Saturday, December 21, 2013

Union wrote to Administration on Post Quarter

No: UN/AIPEU/Gr-C/KJR/ BLDG/2013                                          Date: 13.12.2013


The Superintendent of Post offices

Keonjhar Division


Sub: Irregular occupation of staff quarter for office purpose.


          It is very much shocking to find that Divisional Administration has given permission to occupy one of the Four Type-111 quarters earmarked as Post-quarter of Postmaster located inside Keonjhargarh HO campus for functioning of two Sub Divisional offices and keeping PLI/RPLI records etc., damaging its original structure without permission of competent authority.

          It is needless to mention that the staff quarters have been built for the staying of staff, which should not be utilized normally for other purposes overlooking the welfare of staff members. If it is felt that the available space inside the HO building is not adequate to accommodate the Divisional and Sub Divisional offices, then alternate arrangement could have been made either by constructing vertical expansion of the building or hiring rented building. As per Rule, accommodation constructed to serve as quarters should not be diverted to any other use without previous sanction of Director General.

          The cycle stands constructed for the welfare of the staff is now being used for store and other is being used for Gen sets and staffs are keeping their vehicles under the open sky all over the year.

          If the present incumbent, the officiating Postmaster is not availing the post-quarter, the same could have been allotted to some other intended eligible staff as per the provision of Rules by suspending the post-quarter for the time being. As you know, scarcity of residential accommodation in Keonjhar town is very acute and the staff is wandering for the same without having a staff quarter for themselves. In this situation the post-quarter could have been allotted to them under staff welfare measure. But without doing so, the post-quarters has been mal-utilized for other purpose.

          The decision for functioning of office in the building of staff colony overlooking the inconvenience of the occupants is totally deplorable. There is apprehension of braking the peace atmosphere, privacy and free movement of family members staying in adjacent quarters, if Sub Divisional offices go on functioning inside the residential area which is against the welfare of staff.

           Therefore, this union is strongly protest such unilateral decision of the Administration and urged upon to stop the act of misutilizing post-quarter of Postmaster from any other use and same may be allotted to other needy officials till the joining of regular incumbent entitled to the post-quarter. It is further requested that the balcony of the quarter (original structure) which has been broken unauthorized for constructing stairs for new arrangement may be restored immediately.

                                                                                      Thanking you.

                                                                                                         Yours faithfully   
                                                                                                  Divisional Secretary
                                                                      AIPEU, Group-C
                                                               Keonjhar Divisional Branch

Friday, December 20, 2013

The 4th DWC meeting of the union

No: UN/AIPEU/Gr-C/KJR/ DWC-4/2013                              Date: 05.12.2013


All members

The 4th DWC meeting of the union was held at PRC, Keonjhargarh HO on 01.12.2013 at 10 AM under the president-ship of Com. Sharat Chandra Patra. At the outset, the DWC paid its homage in memory of departed soul of all those comrades, political leaders, Artists, innocent public and other known or unknown personalities from our union fraternity, who have passed away during the interval since last DWC.

  1. The work report on proceedings of last DWC held on 28.07.2013 was presented by Com. A.K.Mishra, Divisional Secretary for elaborate deliberation, discussion and adaptation. The report was unanimously approved by the House.
  2. Veteran leader Com. K.C.Das shared his observation on monthly union meeting with SPOs. He pointed out some lacuna in conducting monthly meeting. He also advised to form Mahila Sub committee in our branch immediately as per directives of CHQ.
  3. Com. S.C.Samal, Divisional Secretary, Postman & MSE put forth present problem of staff, financial position and organization.
  4. Com. D.K.Mahapatra, Divisional Secretary, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) ventilated the facts on financial matter. Though the monthly subscription from members is being recovered from salary regularly, but the same is not disbursed to his union due to technical problem, which will be resolved very soon, he added.
  5. Com R.K.Naik, Finance Secretary exhibited the accounts made after last DWC and he stated that union subscription is being collected through pay recovery and quota is being remitted regularly.
  6. While reviewing the agendas of monthly meetings with Divisional Superintendent, it was observed that a number of items pertaining to staff problems are not being attended by the Divisional Office with sincere and promptitude. The House expressed dissatisfaction over the in-action of the administration towards solving staff problems and fulfilling genuine demands.
  7. After a joint discussion on ensuing All India Conference of Postman /MSE at Cuttack, the following resolutions were adopted.

  1. It has been decided to contribute ` 1000/ per member of Postman/MSE union.

  1. As it will be an event of glory for Odisha Circle to host such a conference at Cuttack and also it is the duty as fraternal organization to upkeep the prestige of Odisha comrades, Divisional Secretary, Group-C, has appealed to all members to donate at least ` 200/- each and the proposal was accepted by the house.

  1. It was agreed unanimously that GDS members will contribute ` 50/- each for the conference.

D.  The prescribed amount may kindly be remitted to Sri S.C.Samal, Divisional Secretary, Postman / MSE or to the concerned Divisional Secretaries of the member.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair and the members attended.

                                                                                Divisional Secretary
                                                                        AIPEU, Group-C
                                                               Keonjhar Divisional Branch

Copy submitted to:-

    1. Com. R.C.Mishra, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle for information.
    2. The Superintendent of Post Offices, Keonjhar Division, Keonjhargarh for kind information.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


On 09.12.2013 Workplace Training Centre was inaugurated by Shri K.Behera, SPOs, Keonjhar. Shri B.N.Jena, ASPOs, Keonjhar East, Shri Perei, IP, Keonjhar West, Shri S.B.Hota, Sr System Administrator, Shri Harihar Nayak, Postmaster and other staff were present on that occasion.