Wednesday, February 3, 2016


  Comrade Debajyoti Gupta, former Vice-President of our Group-C Circle Union, has retired on superannuation on the last day of the first month of the year 2016. He joined this department in the year 1981 at Barrackpore H.O. under North Presidency Division, and left it after 35 years full of colours of various array of struggles from the platform of our organisation.

    More familiar to all of us as 'Debu da', he became Divisional Secretary, Group-C, at a tender age in 1989 through a struggle of ideology. Under his leadership, North Presidency became one of the prolific organisations in our Circle. With him as the leader, his division discharged responsibilities of holding first ever Part-time & Contingent-paid Workers' Convention in India, first Circle Conference of ED Union at Sodepur (erstwhile AIPEDEU after being separated from P-III in 1995), first Circle Conference of AIPSBCOEA, Joint Biennial Circle Conference of our P-III, P-IV & ED unions in 2003, first Circle Technology Convention and first Working Women Convention of West Bengal Circle. He also led the divisional organisation to financially contribute generously to Calcutta Postal Club and CGCC, West Bengal.

   An academic scholar who did not actually care to pursue his own career, he himself graced the Group-C Circle Union firstly as Assistant Circle Secretary, then as Vice-President. The Circle Union and many young organisers were enriched by his wisdom, guidance and contributions. He was one of the very few leaders who contributed both intellectually to progress our ideology and in day-to-day functions of the union.   
On the dais of Circle Conference, Suri (standing extreme left) 

   Comrade Debajyoti Gupta gave away the post of Divisional Secretary to new generation leaders in the year 2008. He again voluntarily offered his post in Circle Union for inclusion of younger comrades during last Circle Conference at Suri, Birbhum during 1-4 November 2015.

  The Circle Conference sincerely and humbly acknowledges his contributions and wishes him the best but not rest for the coming days, as we request him to extend more time to the organisation. We are sure that the 'Postal Family' where he belongs to, with his wife Comrade Manisha Gupta --- still in service in North Presidency Division and daughter Comrade Dipanwita Gupta Bandpadhyay, who was our colleague just a couple of years back and now in Ranchi, would inspire him more to remain in touch with us.


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