DEMONSTRATION ON 26.10.2010 AT ALL DIVISIONS AGAINST THE DEPRIVATION OF SELECTED P.A. CANDIDATES FOR THE YEARS 2006-08
WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE DECISION OF THE POSTAL DIRECTORATE, COMMUNICATED BY OUR CIRCLE OFFICE, TO CANCEL THE PANEL OF SELECTED P.A.s AGAINST THE VACANCIES FOR THE YEARS 2006, 2007 & 2008. IN AN EX-PARTE DECISION, DEPARTMENT HAS CANCELLED THE PANEL OF 207 SUCH CANDIDATES. IN THE CONTENTS OF THE ORDER THE DEPARTMENT HAS ELABORATELY CLARIFIED THE PROBABLE MANIPULATIONS WHILE MAKING THE RECRUITMENT.
The Circle Unions have thoroughly discussed the situation. Already many candidates have resorted to the judiciary against their deprivation. In an order dated 22.10.2010 in OA no. 2129 of 2010, the Hon'ble CAT, Kolkata Bench has pronounced an interim order restricting the department from implementing the termination order in respect of 17 candidates who already joined in service after training in Circle Office and different RMS offices. In the order, Hon'ble Bench has also pointed out the lacunae of the department.
We are of the opinion that for alleged irregularities in the process of appointment, especially in cases of 57 candidates out of 207 who are siblings of Postal officials, all the candidates have been subjected to unimaginable vindication. If there are strong prima facie cases of irregularities, the department should have pursued it to the end by probing it through appropriate probing agency. But without following it to identify and punish the moles inside the establishment, cancelling the entire panel is nothing but an effort to cover up the miscreants involved in such malpractice. More so, it is not the first time that allegations of manipulations in recruitment and other cases have come under light. The spirit of justice says that it is better to free many offenders rather to punish an innocent. But the departmental action in this case, has gone against it.
Therefore, we call upon all divisional organisations to hold a massive demonstration on 26.10.2010 at respective headquarters and adopt and send the following resolution to the Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Circle. Please ensure participation of the candidates and maximum number of staffs in this demonstration. The program will be followed by Sit-In Demonstration at the Circle Office on 28.10.2010 from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. as declared earlier.
Resolution Dated 26.10.2010.
This mass demonstration of NFPE Group of Unions, .......................... Branch / Division univocally condemns the unilateral order of the Postal Directorate cancelling the panel of 207 P.A. candidates selected against the vacancies for the years 2006-2008. This demonstration is seriously worried over the corruption in recruitment process. At the same time, it expresses its serious resentment on the decision of the Directorate considering the fair unemployed youth at par with the unfair ones. This demonstration is of the firm opinion that had the department identified the moles and awarded instantaneous punishments to them, the image and trustworthiness of our department would increase among the staff and members of public.
This mass demonstration further resolves to demand the following to uphold justice, humanity and transparency inside the department :
- Immediate arrangement for the posting of fairly selected candidates in the panel.
- Neutralise the resentment of the staffs and candidates by cancellation of unilateral order of the Postal Directorate to terminate the entire selected panel.
- Instantaneous punishment is to be awarded to the Postal officials / outsiders involved in irregularities in connection with recruitment of the department so that such incident is never repeated in future.
PLEASE ENSURE SINCERE EFFORTS OF ALL ORGANISERS TO MAKE THE PROGRAMS ON 26.10.2010 AND 28.10.2010 HUGE SUCCESSES.