Tuesday, September 28, 2010

   Our Barasat Divisional Unions organised a voluntary Blood Donation Camp on 21st September 2010 at Barasat H.O. Our comrades ensured maximum involvement and propaganda of the program so that the noble cause could be achieved with huge participation. 85 persons donated blood in the camp, out of which 3 were ladies. 
    The program was attended by Com. Asim Deb, Circle Organising Secretary. The Circle Unions congratulate the leadership of Barasat Division and the donors as well as call upon all organisers  in all divisions to come forward with similar social causes and help mankind.

Monday, September 27, 2010


   Department of Posts has released the status of unions based on the result of membership verification for the year 2010. We are proud that all the federated unions which were the largest in their respective cadres, still hold their strength, while two newly formed unions of SBCO (AIPSBCOEA) and Postal Civil Wing (AIPCWEA) have got recognition on achieving requisite membership.

    From our experiences we knew that postal employees would always stand by the side of the fighting force. Irrespective of the results, the working class always sees whether their leadership is sincere, laborious and honest with them. No matter how much the bureaucracy and the administration help the compromising force to convince and confuse them, the postal workers have chosen NFPE again as the most trusted organisation. It is upto the organisers to keep the honour of the trust.

    The result of the Administrative Union and the GDS unions are withheld and will be shortly published. We have no doubt that we shall come out with flying colours in these unions as well. This declaration will be valid for 5 years. The scanned copy of the order will be available in NFPE blog or in the following links.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dear Comrades,
                              In an unprecedented incident on 21.9.2010, our Group-C Divisional Secretary, Tamluk Division, Com. Sirshendu Sundar Sahoo has been threatened and physically assaulted by some goons locally known as Trinamool Congress workers.

                              The divisional FNPO was holding a deputation program at the office of the Supdt. of P.O.s, Tamluk Division on that day. At about 5:30 P.M., they made the way to some outsiders well-known in the area as Trinamool Congress workers. They intruded the room of the SPOs accompanied by the FNPO leaders and tortured the SPOs to act as per the demand of FNPO. On their way back, the FNPO leaders identified Com. Sahoo (working as O.A., Divl ofice) as the leader of NFPE and instantly they attacked him. They openly used slang to Com. Sahoo and then physically assaulted him. All the staff of Divisional office, taken by shock for first few moments, spontaneously protested and recovered Com. Sahoo from them. Our Divisional Union has demanded from the Supdt. to file an F.I.R. against these outsiders and also to initiate suitable disciplinary action against the FNPO leaders who paved the way of the incident and brought in political interference.

                             Comrades, the Circle Union is not surprised by this incident, rather we hold that the way democracy is attacked daily in the state by the power of anarchy supported by the media and a section of so-called intellectuals, this is going to be a regular phenomenon, unless it is resisted by the unity of the Working Class.

                             Therefore, Circle Unions jointly call upon entire postal fraternity to hold lunch-hour demonstration on 23 September 2010  condemning the attack and this politics in our peaceful state. Few divisions observed it on 22nd. Rest please ensure it today with maximum possible campaigning and involvement of postal employees irrespective of cadre or colour. Please see that the news reaches every single staff even if he/she is unable to participate in the program. Our unity is our strength.    

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

3rd  OCTOBER  2010 
          As the 2nd CIRCLE TECHNOLOGY CONVENTION is approaching fast and this program has  distinct differences with other traditional programs, the Circle Union is releasing following information & guideline in consultation with the Circle Computer Sub-Committee to steer the convention effectively. As we would be facing time pressure to finish the convention in a day, all delegates and organisers are requested to follow this guideline meticulously and prepare themselves before attending the convention.
       The venue is Sinthi Chorus Hall at 1/1/43 A, Dum Dum Road, Kolkata-2. It is a minute's walk from Chiria More to Dum Dum station and can be reached by auto or cycle rickshaw from Dum Dum station towards Chiria More. 
  1. Gr-C Divisional Secretary will mandatorily attend with 4 P.A.s working as System Assistants. Circle Sub-Committee members will NOT be counted as part of divisional delegate.
  2. Delegate fee is Rs.100/- per head. Divisional Union will also please provide the conveyance. Secretaries will please display posters supplied from Circle Union for maximum publicity among staff & administration.
  3. Everyone should reach the venue latest by 9 A.M. on the date. Program will start sharp at 10 AM after lunch. Those who intend to  reach Kolkata the preceding day, arrangement for stay will be available.
  4. Dr. Debesh Das, Hon'ble Minister of IT, Govt of W.B., will inaugurate the convention. Chief PMG Sri S.K.Chakraborti will be the Chief Guest, DPS (HQ) Sri Sanjeev Ranjan will be the special guest. Entire Group-C Circle Union, CGCC and 12th July Committee leaders will grace the convention. Com. K.Raghavendra, leader of the Confederation & former Secretary General, NFPE will be felicitated from the Circle Union.
  5. Sufficient time will not be available to take speaker from each division. So, maximum 2 speakers may speak @10 minutes each (or, one for 20 minutes) from each Circle Union zone (detailed below). They will cover issues from all divisions in their zones. Points of speech are specified below. 2 Circle Sub-Committee members will coordinate in each zone before the convention so that the speakers are ready and composed by all means. As sub-committee members are the organisers on behalf of the Circle Union and presenting the work paper, they will not be among speakers.     
  1.  Problems of software & hardware --- much already discussed. Many mails have been sent to Mysore PTC / SDC, Chennai. This is basically an All India issue. These problems may be pointed out but with minimum time. Please give more time to enumerate status of condemnation, replacement of condemned hardware, situation & performance of AMC, supply of Anti-virus, no. of web-applications functioning, status of UPS & generators etc. A statistical note be prepared & submitted to president. Custodian & user of SQL password, if it not handed over to SSPOs / SPOs, reasons thereof. Whether any discussion made with divisional union in this regard.
  2. Irrational planning, whims & whips of the administration especially after introduction of Project Arrow. Tendency of getting work done in irregular ways on verbal order ---- signature scanning, delivery of articles etc. to elevate KPI. How is the situation after deferred  indefinite postal strike? Whether divisional union has taken any action to counter these irregularities and other problems.
  3. Violation of working hour. It would be a bigger problem with expansion of Project Arrow now in Phase-V. Awareness of threats of Internet among staff & administration. How many such attacks experienced while running web applications? How are they neutralised?
  4. The situation needs strong bridge between the union & the S.A.s, but through numerous instances it is noted that the leadership is unresponsive, and despite repeated requests & efforts --- participation of S.A.s in organisational programs is almost absent. Involvement in programs & functioning does not always need physical presence. Despite nature of work, some programs should have been attended. There are serious lack of understanding among the S.A.s themselves. Communication gap among themselves and with the organisation is still at disappointing position. Frank & open-minded discussion & self-criticism should be reflected in speech. Whether Computer Sub-committee is formed in the divisions of the zone, if not, what initiative has been noted from Divisional leadership & the S.A.s.
  5. The speaker should highlight the status of his zone during the days of Non-cooperation (5th-9th July). It is to be reported before the house whether they got any instruction from the divisional leadership.
  6. Who is the custodian of SQL password? Whether serious efforts have been made to hand it over to SSPOs/SPOs with the help of the union.
  7. The situation of T.A. bill / sanction of leave for S.A.s in different divisions of the zone. Initiative in division to prepare new S.A.s to share the load, role of present S.A.s & the union.
  8. Their assessment & expectation on the functioning of the Circle Sub-committee.
  9. Delegates may add additional points if it is discussed & decided during preparation with the Coordinators from sub-committee (details below), but please avoid repeating.  
  10. On cadre restructuring, there is nothing new on our part to demand or discuss. We shall hear the position from Com. Raghavendra.
Com. Abhijit Basu(9874056801) with Com. Debjit Mukherjee.  : Kolkata Zone=> East, Central, South, North Kolkata, PSD, Foreign Post, GPO, CSD, RLO, Alipore H.O., Barabazar H.O. Addtionally, they will  please also contact Andaman.

Com. Jayanta Chandra(9883198933) with Com. Soumya Pramanik & Subhrangsu Sadhu. : Howrah Zone=> Howrah, South Hooghly, North Hooghly, Asansol, Burdwan.

Com. Bijan Chakraborty(for no. see below) with Com. Rajib Chowdhury(9434070258) : North Bengal Zone=> Jalpaiguri, Malda, Darjeeling, Dinajpur, Sikkim, PSD Siliguri, Coochbehar.

Com. Prasit Mukherjee(9038645915) with Com. Prithwiraj Dey  : Presidency Zone=> South Presy, North Presy, Barasat, Nadia South, Nadia North, Murshidabad, Birbhum.

Com. Nripendranath Mahato(9474621724) with Com. Dipankar Sarkar : Medinipur Zone=>Midnapore, Tamluk, Contai, Bankura, Purulia.

Coordinators will ensure exchange of opinions, collection of problems etc. on the above points. Efforts are to be made so that all S.A.s in the zone can be contacted. Divisional Secretaries are to be approached for participation & opinion. Where possible (like Kolkata, Howrah, Presidency zones), S.A.s should decide through a meeting in presence of the coordinator. In other zones, phone calls & e-mails may serve the purpose. If required, few divisions may arrive a day earlier (2nd October) to hold the meeting in Kolkata. At any stage, you may contact Com. Bijan Chakraborty, Jt. Convener & Asstt. Circle Secretary at 9831209684 / 9432937329. 



Dear comrades,
                             Circle Union requires a comparative report regarding membership of Group-C employees in NFPE & FNPO for the years 2009 & 2010. The proforma is given below. If there is a remarkable increase or decrease in the membership between the two years, the reason may please be furnished with the statistics. North Bengal leadership has already supplied the report, rest are requested to please send it through e-mail (address : nfpewbcircle@gmail.com) or phone (to Com. Janardan Majumdar, Circle Secretary at 9433459963 or Com. Bijan Chakraborty, Asstt. Circle Secretary at 9831209684 / 9432937329) within 3 days positively.

  • For the year 2009 (after verification in 2009)
  1. No. of physical strength.
  2. Membership in f/o of NFPE Group-C.
  3. Membership in f/o of FNPO Grouip-C.
  4. Membership of any other federation / union.
  5. Remarks (Reasons for significant change, if any). 
  • For the year 2010 (after verification in 2010)
  1. No. of physical strength.
  2. Membership in f/o of NFPE Group-C.
  3. Membership in f/o of FNPO Grouip-C.
  4. Membership of any other federation / union.
  5. Remarks (Reasons for significant change, if any). 

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Dear Comrades,
                                You already know that the 2nd Circle Technology Convention is going to be held on 3rd October 2010 in North Kolkata Division. The notice for the convention is given below. All are requested to please download the notice and start preparation. Comrades in North Bengal region have already been requested by Circle Union to reserve their berths well in advance.
                               Please further note that the Group-C secretaries are required to attend the Part-time Workers' Circle Conference on 2nd October in Burdwan. They have to move to Kolkata by night on the same day to attend the Technology Convention next morning. Arrangement for night-stay will be available at Tarapada Memorial Hall.
All India Postal Employees Union Group – C
West Bengal Circle
37, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kolkata – 13.

No:   PC – 61 / Computer                                                         Dated   10.09.2010.

      This is hereby notified that the 2nd CIRCLE TECHNOLOGY CONVENTION is convened on 3rd October 2010 at Sinthi Chorus Hall, 1/1/ 43 A, Dum Dum Road, Kolkata-2 (in between Chiria More & Dum Dum station) in North Kolkata Division.

      The convention will start sharp at 10 A.M. All Branch / Divisional Secretaries will please compulsorily attend the convention with 4 (four) representatives from each division. The representatives should be Postal Assistants working as System Assistants / Administrators / Managers / Software Developers / Trainers etc. The delegate fee will be Rs.100/- (one hundred) only per head.

       The agenda for the convention are detailed below.

1.      Presentation & discussion on the Draft Work Paper ---- changes & developments the department is going through from organisational point of view, role of the P.A.s working as System Assistants and other nomenclatures & the administrative attacks.
2.      Our demand and movement to streamline the technological work in the department, with reference to work distribution and proposed cadre restructuring.
3.      Organisational approach to the problem ---- identification, involvement & participation at Divisional, Circle & All India levels.
4.      Finalisation of organisational programs and adoption of the Work Paper.
5.      Constitution of new Circle Technology Sub-Committee.
6.      Miscellaneous.

     Organisers are requested to employ maximum efforts to make the convention a huge success. A separate circular will be issued having other details of the program.

                     Sd.                                                  Sd.                                                     Sd.
Partha Ghosh                            Bijan Chakraborty                        Janardan Majumdar
          (Joint Convener)                           (Joint Convener)                             (Circle Secretary)

Copy To:

    1-15.   All Circle Office Bearers of AIPEU Gr-C, W.B.Circle   -----   they are to remain present in the
    16-53.  All Branch / Divisional Secretaries, Gr-C ---- they will please move from the Part Time Workers’
                Circle Conference (Burdwan) so as to reach the convention by 9 A.M. on the date. The presence of
                the Secretary is a must and cannot be delegated to / replaced by any other office bearer unless
                extra-ordinary situation like acute illness comes up. Branch / Divisional Unions will incur the cost
                of journey.
    54-68.  All members of Circle Computer Sub-Committee ---- they will please discharge their assigned
                responsibilities already communicated to them. They will keep closed liaison with the host divn
                and will arrive at the venue by the noon of the preceding day, i.e., 2nd October 2010.
     69-70. O/C & Spare.

                    Sd.                                                              Sd.                                                    Sd.
            Partha Ghosh                                        Bijan Chakraborty                        Janardan Majumdar
           Joint Convener                                         Joint Convener                               Circle Secretary       
Circle Computer Sub-committee             Circle Computer Sub-committee

Saturday, September 4, 2010


     By now, our preparation for the ensuing strike on 7th September is in the peak. All Divisional & Branch Unions have conducted campaigning through general body, working committee, zonal committee meetings, street corners etc. The Circle Unions have attended in most of these meetings. Street corners have been arranged by Circle Unions with tablo in front of all prominent offices in Kolkata city. A huge rally convened by the CG Coordination Committee walked through the roads of Kolkata yesterday. Comrades of Telecom, Rail, Civil Defence, Income Tax, Posts, Banking & Insurance sectors participated in the rally.
     We are confident that the strike will be observed by the working class of West Bengal by discharging their organisational responsibility properly.

     We are aware that the local administrations have issued orders citing authorities of C.O. or Dte. asking the non-strikers to submit willingness to work within 6th September so that they can 'differentiate between strikers & non-strikers and provide the service to customers with the help of non-strikers'.

     A small fraction of staff in our Circle belonging to other federation may submit such application. In fact, you all know that their strength is limited within 3 or 4 divisions. Our duty will remain to convince their members that the demands placed through this strike are related to the existence of the poor & middle-class workers of the country. And after all other types of movements like submission of memorandum, rally, demonstration, hunger fast etc., when the government did not pay any heed to our urges, we had no way to threaten the government by this ultimate action. That is why nine Central Trade Unions of all major political parties have jointly notified the strike or supported it.
     Although we are not affiliated to any of these trade unions controlled by political parties, we always chose our friends by carefully watching who came forward to stand by the side of Central Government Employees during struggles. From our experience, we know them. 

     That is why our Federation, representing the Postal employees by vast majority, has decided to participate in this strike. A class-conscious organisation cannot refrain itself from struggle when it becomes a question. For the same reason, organisations in Banks, Insurance, School Teachers & non-teaching staff, College Professors' Association & non-teaching staff ---- have decided to participate in the strike although they all are not affiliates of the conveners of the strike, the 9 Central Trade Unions ---- INTUC, CITU, AITUC, AICCTU, UTUC, HMS, LPF, AIUTUC etc, supported by BMS.

     We also remember the role of the leadership confusing a small section of staff. We have seen their birth breaking the 1968 strike, withdrawal of strike during glorious 14 days strike in the year 2000, their abstinence from strike on 17-18 December 2008 demanding effect of ED Pay Commission, their unwilling roles and clear announcements in divisions like Midnapore, Purulia not to participate in the Indefinite Postal Strike from 13th July 2010 called jointly by NFPE & FNPO (JCA).
    The question is --- what is their stand? They do not dare to say that they do not support the demands of the strike like putting a halt to price-rise, or observe 8-hour a day labour law, or fill up all vacant posts. If they do not support the form of movement like 'strike', do they have any alternative suggestion? All other types have been tried and exhausted without result. Can 9 Central Trade Unions with years-long experience, be so much wrong in perception of the nerves of the oppressed and deprived labourers?

    We are with them. We are with our brothers & sisters of the working class. We are happy and proud that all the Central Leaders could come up together with this strike and we, by all means, will remain faithful with our Federation. That is our answer to the crisis and attack unleashed by the Central Government on the working class of the country.