RECRUITMENT TO P.A. POSTS FOR THE YEARS 2009 & 2010 FINALISED IN OUR CIRCLE ---- A FEW PERTINENT WORDS
AFTER A LOT OF TURMOIL, AT LAST OUR CIRCLE HAS FINALISED AND DECLARED THE NAMES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES FOR RECRUITMENT IN P.A. CADRE AGAINST THE VACANCIES FOR THE YEARS 2009 & 2010. THE CIRCLE UNION CONGRATULATES ALL THE CANDIDATES FOR THEIR SUCCESS, WISHES THEM A BRIGHT CAREER AND IS CALLING UPON ALL ORGANISERS TO JUMP INTO ACTION FOR COLLECTION OF MEMBERSHIP WITH OUR USUAL ENTHUSIASM, ZEAL & TRANSPARENCY.
DURING THE PROCESS AND INTERACTION WITH THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES, THE CIRCLE UNION FEELS THAT OUR ORGANISERS SHOULD KEEP CERTAIN POINTS IN MIND, WHICH MAY ENLIGHTEN THE ROLE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF NFPE ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE DEPARTMENT.
1. Since the Fifth Central Pay Commission, the staff side sustained a huge shortage of strength due to abolition of posts and non-recruitment. Along with introduction of new schemes, the shortage has presently become unbearable. Due to implementation of such anti-staff policy of the Central Govt, our staffs in all Head Offices and almost in all Sub-offices (especially after introduction of payment of NREGS --- 100 day's work wage system through post offices) have to work far beyond normal working hours to finish day's work.
2. Our organisation --- affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) ---- being the largest union (representing more than 74% of the total staffs in the country) in the Department has been the only one to consistently struggle against the policy of abolition of posts and its effects on the staffs and the unemployed youth in the country. Apart from regular post abolition, due to inefficiency of the administration, many posts were abolished for wrong furnishing of statistics. We had to point out everything time to time through meetings, correspondences, demonstrations, hunger-fasts, stay-in programs, strikes etc., ---- as a result of which, finally the department stopped further abolition, and recruitment started in all the vacancies since 2009. This is the first batch which will fill up entire vacancy for 2009 & 2010. Without immense dedication, struggle and contribution of our members, this would not have been achieved.
3. Lack of transparency in recruitment is another issue that we are fighting against since long. From time to time department has changed recruitment procedure, but a section of dishonest officials continued to find loopholes and there had been sufficient reasons to believe that manipulations made ways to favour particular candidates. Just 3 months back, the entire panel of 207 candidates selected for P.A. vacancies for the years 2006, 2007 & 2008 has been cancelled due to corruption. We are fighting for severe punishment for responsible officials and cancellation of recruitment of only candidates involved in malpractices, everyone else should be appointed.
4. This recruitment may hurt the sentiment of the 207 terminated candidates. We have the serious responsibility to clarify that we are supporting the claim of the fairly selected candidates by all means. Relevant cases will be further heard by Hon'ble C.A.T. on 26.11.2010. But for the interest of public service and the department, recruitment process should go on. All vacancies have been earned very hard from the Govt, in which unemployed youth of our country dreams to be appointed, we cannot be an obstacle to that. But once their litigation is over at the Courts of Law, we shall also rise the demand for their service seniority over the candidates of the present batch, i.e., for the years 2009 & 2010.
APART FROM THESE REALITIES, OUR WOULD-BE COLLEAGUES ARE ALSO IN NEED TO KNOW THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT, WORK PERFORMED BY DIFFERENT TIERS OF POST OFFICES, STAFF ORGANISATIONS, SERVICE BENEFITS, LEAVE, PROMOTIONAL PROSPECTS AND OF COURSE THE SALARY THEY WOULD GET. OUR ORGANISERS ARE REQUESTED TO PLEASE SATISFY THEIR QUERIES PATIENTLY AND COMPREHENSIVELY. DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES MAY PLEASE CONTACT COM. BIJAN CHAKRABORTY AT 98312-09684 FOR HAVING A READY DOCUMENT WITH THE ABOVE DETAILS. SELECTED CANDIDATES MAY ALSO CONTACT TO HAVE THE COPY OVER E-MAIL.