LETTER FROM CIRCLE UNION TO THE CIRCLE HEAD REGARDING LAUNCH OF 'SWACHH BHARAT MISSION' ON 2nd OCTOBER
NFPE Group of Unions & GDS(NFPE)
West Bengal Circle
37, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kol-13
No: PC-51/ Holiday 30.9.2014.
Smt Arundhaty Ghosh
Chief Postmaster General
West Bengal Circle
Sub: Observance of “Swachhta Shapath”(pledge) on 2nd Oct-regarding.
First we welcome you on your arrival and taking over the charge as the Chief Postmaster General of this Circle. We are sure that in the interest of service as well as all for common cause of all cross section of postal employees we shall be working together to achieve our present objective.
Now, unfortunately at the very beginning of this introductory letter we are under compelling circumstances drawing your attention regarding the observance of 2nd Oct as a day of “Swachhta Shapath” as a part of Swachhta Bharat Mission. Actually, we have no contradiction regarding the observance of this mission, as truly framed and dreamt by Mohondas Karamchand Gandhi, father of our nation.
But this year, this day co-incidentally is also the day of Maha Ashtami of Durga Puja in West Bengal . Enough confusion has already been created, mostly by media, regarding cancellation of leave (though to our knowledge no such govt. orders till date) on 2nd Oct and mandatory presence etc. As it is one of the most auspicious days of religious festivals here involving many customs and rituals like 'Anjali', our staffs are naturally anxious to know the factual situation, particularly when the people of Bengal has already been plunged under the euphoria of this festival. This would not be out of place to mention that this local festival having rich social values has been given the highest importance for many decades in the past.
In these circumstances we would like to request to comply with so that this“Swachhta Shapath”(pledge) is observed on a later date after the festive session to ensure spontaneous participation of all the employees and thus to achieve the ultimate mission in border sense of the term.
Hope you will respond positively on this most sensitive matter.
(P.Bhattacharjee) (N.C.Dey) (J.Majumdar)
Circle Secretary Circle Secretary Circle Secretary
Admn P-IV Gr-C
(S.Bhattacharjee) (B.Sur ) (A.Das )
Circle Secretary Circle Secretary Circle Secretary DAP GDS (NFPE) SBCO