Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


     Circle Union's zonal committee meeting of Midnapore zone was held at K.G.Basu Smriti Bhavan, Contai on 12.09.2014. The meeting started after paying homage to the martyrs and was inaugurated by Com. Nirmal Dey, C.S., P-IV. Guidelines and items for discussion was narrated by Com. Janardan Majumdar, C.S., Group-C. Com. Mukul Das presided over the meeting. Financial Secretary of Group-C Circle Union Com. Manoj Shaw was present and deliberated, so did the leadership of the Pensioners Association of Contai. The program was very nicely arranged by Contai, the host division. The meeting was successful despite bad natural condition due to impact of 'Hudhud'

    Representatives of all divisions except Bankura were present. From Purulia Divn Comrades Chittaranjan Mahapatra & Akhil Bandhab Mahato, from Midnapore Divn Coms. Nripendranath Mahato & Dipankar Manna, from Tamluk Coms. Shirsendu Sahoo & Ajay Maity and from Contai Coms. Ashis Dutta & Ajit Rana spoke in the meeting. Main points of discussion were --- office and service related problems with special reference to CBS, SDB Scheme for GDS, Administrative attacks on our members and organisation, Circle Union's stand and role on Lokpal Bill Return, financial review, preparation for membership verification including GDS, demands of Part-Time workers and their organisation, march to Parliament on 4th December and our responsibility, Sangrami Dak & Co-ordination subscription, circulation and reading, ensuing Circle Council meeting on 27-28 December in Ziaganj, Murshidabad etc.

    Decision was taken to strengthen movement at zonal/circle levels on individual issues of staff, service related problems, corruption, irregularities and malpractices of the administration. A suitable time will be fixed to launch an intense and bigger organisational program at Tamluk involving zonal and circle levels as a part of such movement. Circle Union will finalise the details of such programs after discussion. The zonal meeting will be held after 3 or 4 months. A Trade Union Study Camp may be organised during the next zonal meeting. 

      From the meeting Com. Ashis Dutta (Contai), Com. Bharat Bauri (Purulia) and Com. Nripen Mahato (Midnapore) have been entrusted with the responsibilities of zonal conveners of GDS, P-IV and P-III respectively. 

     The discussion and interactions in the meeting were quite informative, thorough and comprehensive. Circle Unions have assessed that the divisional leaders have also enriched the circle unions with their observations on certain points. We are inspired and determined to move on to hold and continue such programs.   

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


            The Circle Administration has recently issued the order of Compulsory Retirement from Service against Sri Samir Chakraborty, P.A., Kolkata GPO and former President of our Group-C union, Kolkata GPO branch. He was proceeded against on the false charges of misconduct while pursuing to keep the establishment of Kolkata GPO intact opposing the unjustified efforts of the administration to abolish/divert posts from there and other staff demands in the chamber of the then Director, Kolkata GPO on 28.9.2010. He was earlier awarded the punishment of stoppage of next increment for six months without cumulative effect by the Disciplinary Authority (Ad-hoc) disposing the Rule-14 proceedings against him. The Appellate Authority (Ad-hoc), DPS, Kolkata Region, reviewed the case suo-moto and enhanced the punishment to CRS with an absolute vindictive and vengeful attitude. As Comrade Chakraborty was the President of the GPO Union at that time, he has preferred an appeal ahainst the earlier punishment to the President of India as per rule (which is one of the privileges of office-bearers of union) which is still pending. But DPS (KR) has passed this order without caring for a decent wait for the order of the President of India.

       Our comrades may remember that this DPS (KR) has taken an anti-NFPE stance since his inception of charge. Circle Unions had to protest his actions and behaviour from the very beginning. We also staged demonstrations against his actions and corrupt practices while he was temporarily in charge as Director, Kolkata GPO. Due to our strong demonstrations and facts, the then Chief PMG was compelled to withdraw him from that post. Naturally, apart from discharging the role and responsibilities of an appellate authority, he also has some personal agenda and grudge behind these orders against our members. He also issued same order against our comrades of North Presidency Division.     

      Thus, this punishment order has obviously been issued to create an environment of panic and fear psychosis among the staff, with the ulterior motive to pacify movement and protests of our organisation. We are sure that our comrades would neither be panicked nor such atrocious attacks of the administration could make NFPE surrender before them. Our glorious legacy proves that such attacks strengthened NFPE more and staff unity reached a peak through protest movements.

     The Circle Union calls upon all divisional and branch unions to stage a lunchtime demonstrations on Thursday or Friday (8th or 9th October) to pass a resolution against this action and demanding immediate cancellation of this order by the intervention of the Chief PMG, West Bengal Circle. The resolution should be faxed to the Chief PMG (033-2212-0811) and PMG, Kolkata Region (033-2212-0077). Mobilise maximum number of comrades in this program to exhibit our resentment against the atrocities of the administration and protesting the effort of a section of officers to destabilise the harmony between administration and staff in our circle. 

**** Text of the resolution **** 
    This joint demonstration of NFPE Group of unions, ......... division/branch strongly condemns the unjustified, biased and atrocious order of compulsory retirement against Sri Samir Chakraborty, P.A., Kolkata GPO and the then President of AIPEU Group-C of Kolkata GPO, issued by the DPS, Kolkata Region, and demands immediate cancellation of the C.O. order no. Vig/Z-2/1/14/S.Chakraborty/Appeal dated 08.9.2014 communicating the order.

     This demonstration hopes that the new Chief PMG, West Bengal Circle will review the situation realistically and impartially and will pass a judicious order cancelling the punishment to maintain the harmony in our circle intact, otherwise there will be no other alternative but to launch intense trade union movement throughout the circle.
(sign. of the President)
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

     As notified in this blog earlier, this Circle Union (AIPEU Group-C, affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees alias NFPE, the largest union of Postal Employees in India) has arranged the workshop for type and Data Entry Test for the candidates for recruitment in Postal Assistant cadre on 5th October 2014, 1-00 P.M., at Tarapada Memorial Hall, 37 Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kolkata-13. You can register for participation by clicking here :

     Please note that the objective of this workshop will be to explain the nature of the test and some useful tips will be discussed in the workshop which would help the candidates facilitate their preparation and effectively reproduce their abilities in the test.

   For accurate direction of the venue (Tarapada Memorial Hall, on first floor of Calcutta Postal Club), please click on the link of Google Map below. You can track it from your Tab or smart phone or simply note the landmarks on a piece of paper. For easy reach, please drop or reach North Gate of Chandni Chowk Metro Rail Station (facing Yogayog Bhawan and Air India Office) and locate Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan. Walk along the same footpath leaving Gramodyog Bhavan on your left hand side and turn left reaching the first crossing.

  CLICK BELOW:,+Central+Ave,+Chandni+Chawk,+Bow+Bazaar,+Kolkata,+WB+700072/Calcutta+Postal+Club,+37,+Ganesh+Chandra+Ave,+Chandni+Chawk,+Bow+Bazaar,+Kolkata,+West+Bengal+700013/@22.5668357,88.3545959,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x3a0277a88a80742d:0xd136d859bb6528c7!2m2!1d88.354138!2d22.566795!1m5!1m1!1s0x3a0277a96ef95c09:0xfcc3a7615d56ed4e!2m2!1d88.357101!2d22.567669?hl=en


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


     As expected and discussed in our earlier blogs, all divisional/unit heads have received yesterday the circular for taking pledge of Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October. As we assured our comrades, there is no modification/change in the holiday. Attendance also is not mandatory. The pledge will take place at 9-30 A.M.

    Yesterday in the late hours, leader of the staff-side Com. Pranab Bhattacharya has met the Chief PMG Smt. Arundhaty Ghosh and handed her over the letter issued by us (given below). He has explained the difficulties of the situation to her, which she was already sufficiently aware of. We are optimistic that the administration will approach and deal with the situation realistically.    

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


NFPE Group of Unions & GDS(NFPE)
West Bengal Circle
37, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kol-13

No: PC-51/ Holiday                                                                                                30.9.2014.

  Smt Arundhaty Ghosh

  Chief Postmaster General

  West Bengal Circle

  Yogayog Bhawan

                                    Sub: Observance of “Swachhta Shapath”(pledge) on 2nd Oct-regarding.

Dear Madam

                        First we welcome you on your arrival and taking over the charge as the Chief Postmaster General of this Circle. We are sure that in the interest of service as well as all for common cause of all cross section of postal employees we shall be working together to achieve our present objective.
          Now, unfortunately at the very beginning of this introductory letter we are under compelling circumstances drawing your attention regarding the observance of 2nd Oct as a day of “Swachhta Shapath” as a part of Swachhta Bharat Mission. Actually, we have no contradiction regarding the observance of this mission, as truly framed and dreamt by Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi, father of our nation.

         But this year, this day co-incidentally is also the day of Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja in West Bengal . Enough confusion has already been created, mostly by media, regarding cancellation of leave (though to our knowledge no such govt. orders till date) on 2nd Oct and mandatory presence etc. As it is one of the most auspicious days of religious festivals here involving many customs and rituals like 'Anjali', our staffs are naturally anxious to know the factual situation, particularly when the people of Bengal has already been plunged under the euphoria of this festival. This would not be out of place to mention that this local festival having rich social values has been given the highest importance for many decades in the past.

        In these circumstances we would like to request to comply with so that this“Swachhta Shapath”(pledge) is observed on a later date after the festive session to ensure spontaneous participation of all the employees and thus to achieve the ultimate mission in border sense of the term.

        Hope you will respond positively on this most sensitive matter.

        Thanking you
                                                    Yours faithfully, 

                                   (P.Bhattacharjee)                          (N.C.Dey)               (J.Majumdar)             
                                    Circle Secretary                       Circle Secretary        Circle Secretary    
                                           Admn                                       P-IV                          Gr-C 
                                (S.Bhattacharjee)                       (B.Sur )                          (A.Das )
                                Circle Secretary                   Circle Secretary              Circle Secretary                                                              DAP                                  GDS (NFPE)                     SBCO