RESOLUTION TO BE ADOPTED FROM THE DEMONSTRATION TOMORROW ON ATTACK ON SMALL SAVINGS
Preparation of South Presidency Division (main gate, Baruipur H.O.) for tomorrow's program.
As all divisional and Branch unions, together with the SAS agents and their organisation, are holding demonstration tomorrow at recess hours protesting the fresh attack on small savings schemes and SAS agents, the text of the resolution to be adopted from the program is given below.
All India Postal Employees Union Group-C
All India Postal Employees Union Postmen & MSE/Gr-D
All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union
Resolution Dated 23.12.2011.
This joint demonstration of NFPE group of unions, ........................Divisional Branch, in presence and participation of the Small Savings Agents and their organisation , expresses its deep concern and anguish over yet another severe attack on the small savings schemes and also on almost six lakhs SAS agents and their families by means of discontinuation of Kishan Vikas Patra, abolition of bonus in MIS and slashing down the commission of agents to half.
Years together, small savings schemes are attracting the middle and lower-middle class people of India to save and increment a portion of their hard-earned income to get a guaranteed return. But the new orders are devised to purposefully frustrate them from further investment in this sector, and drive them to invest in various offers of uncertainty. The senior citizens will loose the benefit of bonus which matters to them highly in their days of need. As the post offices are the sole outlets of small savings, less investment in this sector will also result in reduction in work and shrinkage of job opportunity to the unemployed youth of the country in this department. The state governments will also suffer as they use the lion's share of this investment for infrastructural development of the states.
In the environment of increasing unemployment in our country, SAS agency had been a decent self-employment. Making their income half suddenly by an order in the present condition of inflation and price-rise has left their families in tremendous distress. Apart from decrease in commission, the order has also restricted their scope by closing the doors of PPF and SCSS before them.
This demonstration condemns the maligned order and demands its immediate scrapping for the interest of the Department of Posts, the unemployed and self-employed sections of citizens as well as for the social security of a large population of our country. The demonstration further demands immediate restoration of KVP, bonus in MIS and the commission of the SAS agents as it was, otherwise countrywide movement will be launched to put a halt to such effort to dismantle the small savings schemes.
(Signature of the President of the meeting)
Copies of the resolution should be sent to the Prime Minister of India, The Finance Minister, Minister of Communication & IT and the Secretary (Posts), Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-1.
Please send a report of the program to the Circle union positively.