Tuesday, June 30, 2015


    We are sure that our organisers in all divisions and units have already completed collecting signed membership forms from our members and would-be members. But as the last date has been extended by the Directorate till 06.08.2015, the Circle Unions advise our comrades not to submit the forms now and hold till as close as possible to the last date. We would rather utilise this extended period of time to increase our membership even more by additional drives to those who still remain distant from NFPE for different reasons.

     We firmly believe that in present crisis, if the actual scenario and our role is properly explained to everyone, none could stay away from us. Let us devote ourselves in that task, and at the same time, please maintain close contacts with our members. We need to remain absolutely serious in this highest responsibility in the organisation and none or nothing should be taken for granted. Let NFPE be the winner again.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Due to some unavoidable inconvenience, the Circle Union's Postmaster Cadre Sub-Committee meeting, which was scheduled to be held on 25.06.2015, has been postponed. Next date will be intimated shortly.  


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Divisional Conference of Central Kolkata Dn. ------ great and inspiring success.
     Divisional Conference of AIPEU, Gr. “C” and Postmen & MTS, Central Kolkata Division was held successfully on 21st June’2015. The joint open session was held at Auditorium hall, Yogayog Bhawan. Com. Sukanta Goswami and Com. Birbal Munshi presided over the open session. Com. Tapan Dasgupta, President, Gr. “C” Circle union inaugurated the open session highlighting the attack of Central Govt. on working class and present tasks there of. More than 400 members including nearly 75 lady members took part in the conference.
     The delegate session of each union was held separately. From Circle Unions and neighbouring divisions Com. Somnath Goswami, Com. Gouranga Deb Maity, Com. Nirmal Dey, Com. Sanjib Barua, Com. Sukumar Mondal, Com. Manas Khatua, Com, Manoj Shaw, Com. Jayanta Malakar and Com. Ranjan Malakar were present in the conference. Com. Nirmal Dey, Com. Sukumar Mondal, Com. Manas Khatua, Com. Janardan Majumder, Com. Sanjib Barua & Com. Manoj Shaw also addressed the conference.
     Com. Lalbahadur Patra, Com. Dipak Basak & others placed the report. In both the conference nearly 10 comrades took part in discussion. Com. Lalbahadur Patra, Secretary, Gr.-C and Com. Dipak Basak, Secretary, Postmen & MTS summed up on the points raised by the delegates.

      Com. Kalyan Mukherjee, Com. Dipak Basak, and Com. Arun Das were elected unanimously as president, Secretary and treasurer respectively from Postmen & MTS Conference. Com. Asish Barua, Com. Lalbahadur Patra and Com. Kalyan Chatterjee elected as President, Secretary and Financial Secretary respectively from Gr.-C conference. 

Extended Circle Working Committee Meeting of AIPEU, Group C, West Bengal Circle will be held on 11th July 2015 at Tarapada Memorial Hall

Notice copy ……..

     The next session of the class on disciplinary proceedings and Defence is scheduled to be held on 26th July 2015, Sunday, at Tarapada Memorial Hall.  This will be in the form of extended session of Circle Defence Sub-Committee. Group-C Circle Union is arranging the class with the guidance of Com. Shibsankar Roy. In this session, mock Rule-14 boards will be set up and hearing will be conducted with experienced comrades as I.O. & P.O. Participant comrades will be trained as the Defence Assistant through the hearing. A few original Rule-14 cases issued by the department will be used for the training. This will be a whole day session starting at 10 A.M. sharp,  and may extend till late evening. Night stay will be arranged for participants if requested in advance.

    Comrades are requested to book tickets in advance. Early leaving will not be permissible. Divl Secretaries are requested to depute only serious and willing comrades who are already acting or intending to act as Defence Assistants on behalf of our union. Please intimate the number of participants in advance.

         Separate notice for the program will be issued shortly.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


      We have already apprised our comrades of the biased, vindictive and autocratic attitude and activities of Sri Bidhan Chandra Das, SSPOs, South Hooghly Division. He is now playing the role of mentor and spokesman of FNPO unions in that division and openly advocating for their membership by all means possible. Huge numbers of charge sheet under Rule-16 & 14, FR-17(A) have been issued against our members on flimsy grounds. One comrade has been charge sheeted only for seeking information under RTI Act 2005, and the punishment order (recovery @Rs.33000/- each month for 5 months, while his gross pay is Rs.28000/- p.m.) has been challenged at High Court by our comrade.

        This person is entirely communal. For the first time we are watching a communal person in the chair of a divisional head openly blurting hatred to some selected religions and condemning gods/gurus of personal beliefs.

         Taking the advantage of the time of membership verification, he has unleashed severe attack on NFPE members. Our members have been approached to change membership to get relief, to avoid charge sheet or distant transfer. Some transfer orders have been challenged at court.  

         Circle Unions already reported the regional administration, but so far there is no visible action. As it is now the question of protecting our members and strength of the union at South Hooghly division, we cannot wait any more. We have issued a letter to the Chief PMG allowing 48 hours of time to transfer him from Serampore, and that too, not to any post of independent charge. We have also written to Com. Parashar, General Secretary, Group-C (CHQ), to take up the matter with Directorate. Both the letters are given below, comrades are requested to go through them minutely. 

      Now that he has declared war against NFPE, entire NFPE in West Bengal has decided to teach him a lesson of lifetime. If the C.O. fails to transfer him immediately, comrades, be prepared for the movement of strongest intensity in recent times. We cannot let one arrogant, law-ignoring officer humiliate and put NFPE down in West Bengal and tolerate suffering of our comrades endlessly.  This person is a shame on the face of our department.

         Therefore, all of you are requested to hold a lunch-hour demonstration in all divisions today or tomorrow and send the resolution (text given below the letters) to the Chief PMG and PMG, South Bengal Region through fax and by post. Campaign vigorously and use this program as the preparation for a huge consolidated fight against this officer and his patrons.   

Resolution  dated               
       This joint demonstration of NFPE Group of Unions, ........... Divisional branch/unit unequivocally condemns the communal, biased, vindictive actions of the present SSPOs, South Hooghly Division. It is evident to this demonstration that he is abusing the scope of his chair to satisfy ulterior motive and maligned the dignity of his post. Therefore, this demonstration resolves to demand the following for immediate implementation :
  1. Transfer the present SSPOs, South Hooghly Division immediately.
  2. He must not be transferred to any post involving independent charge.
  3. All the punishments and proceedings under Rule-14/16, FR-17(A) awarded/initiated/contemplated by him must be withdrawn unconditionally.
  4. An impartial probe/inquiry should be conducted by an appropriate third party against the communal behaviours and comments by this officer to instigate communal disturbance.
      Delay in implementation of the above demands will invite severe trade union movement without further notice and administration will remain responsible for all probable dislocation.

                                                                        (Signature of the President)

Friday, June 19, 2015


     As a part of our continuous efforts to clinch the issue of halt imposed by the department on the process of appointment of Postal/Sorting Assistants 2014 batch, we have an update from our All India Union (Central Headquarters), New Delhi, yesterday. According to sources, order having the decision regarding the appointment may be issued by the Postal Directorate very shortly. 

     We are in touch with the All India Union and will notify in this blog as soon as any news reaches. We request all to please avert rumours and wait for authentic news to come. All candidates are requested to keep contact with Divisional Secretaries.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

   Comrades Janardan Majumder, Asit Das and Manoj Shaw have been to the residence of Comrade Parthasarathi Das, fomer Circle President, Group-C, yesterday to meet him. He has been unwell in recent times due to different physical ailments. 

     Com. Partha da has always been an inspiration to all of our organisers for his sacrifice, uncompromising loyalty to our idealism and class awareness. He has been an ideal teacher for young and new activists of NFPE to learn the feeling towards the organisation and the working class. Though retired and mostly home-bound for unfitness, he still closely keeps all organisational news updated. 

    Com. Partha da has wished success for our organisation in the present time of crisis. On behalf of all comrades, we feel greatly honoured having his wishes and also wish that he recovers from all ailments early.  

SC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 2015 Exam Notification Out :

Staff Selection Commission has notified the Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2015. The Staff Selection Commission will hold an examination for Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators and Lower Divisional Clerks on Sundays 01.11.2015, 15.11.2015 and 22.11.2015. Further details are as follows:
Advertisement F.No. 3/4/2015-P&P-I 

Opening Date for Online Registration: 13 June 2015
Closing Date for Online Registration: 13 July 2015 (5:00PM)
Date of Examination: 1 November 2015, 15 November 2015 and 22 November 2015
Note: Candidates can also apply through Post.
Pay of the Posts:
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) Grade Pay 2400
Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400
Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900
Lower Division Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900
Vacancies: Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC and DEO are 3523, 2049 and 1006 respectively.
Educational Qualification ( As on 01.08.2015)
* Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
* Candidates who have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and acquire documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.08.2015 will also be eligible.
Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 01.08.2015 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1988 and not later than 01-08-1997.) .Age relaxation as applicable for different categories.
How to apply:
Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format (Annexure-I) On-line or by Post. Detailed instructions as in Annexure - II A or Annexure - II B, may be referred to for postal applications and on-line applications respectively.
Scheme of the Examination: The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below-
Tier -I -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II -- Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III -- Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification.
Please note: The Commission reserves the right to make changes in the scheme of examination such as conduct of Tier-I and Tier-II examination in on-line mode, treating Tier-I examination as only qualifying and not conducting personality test cum interview for some or all posts etc.
Application Fee:
--Rs. 100 (One hundred only)
Payment of application fee is exempted for all women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped and
Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation, as per Government orders.
** For Paper or Off-Line Applications: Candidates should pay the fee by means of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS) only.
** The candidates submitting application form online (computer based) should pay the fee of Rs 100 (Rupees one hundred only) by means of SBI Challan or Online payment through Net banking or any credit/debit cards only.
Scheme of Examination:
The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Postal
Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Lower Division Clerk on Computer.
Written examination (Objective type):
Part I: General Intelligence (50 questions) - 50 Marks
Part II: English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 50 questions ) - 50 Marks
Part III: Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (50 questions) - 50 Marks
Part IV: General Awareness (50 questions) - 50 Marks
Total: 200 Marks
Total Duration /Timing: 2 Hours (10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon) or (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Note: The proposal for online examination is under consideration of the Government of India and if approved examination may be held on-line.
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
For more details check official notification from below link. In case of any doubts, feel free to ask us through comments, we will get back to you.

Notification : Click Here

Application Form : Click Here

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

   All of our divisional leaders are already aware of the notification of Postal Directorate issued regarding fresh membership verification. We know that already you have distributed the new membership form to every corner of your respective divisions. Links to both the notification and authorisation form have been given in our Group-C (CHQ) and NFPE blogs.

     Circle Union would like to request you all to pay attention and keep the following salient features in mind during conducting the process of this most serious work.
  1. This notification is issued for verification of departmental employees only, not for GDS. Every employee, new or old, has to sign fresh authorisation form with the initial of Director (SR&Legal) as given in CHQ/Federation website. Please do not try to prepare or print separate form.
  2. This verification will be valid for next 5 years, i.e., for next five years only new members [on new recruitment (outsider/departmental) or upon change from other unions] have to sign. So, now each and every member/intending member has to sign.
  3. All forms are to be submitted under receipt through a list in triplicate and a forwarding letter only to the Divisional Head (and nobody else) by 6th July 2015 . Please note that you (authorised office bearer) need to sign each page of the list.
  4. Divl Head will scrutinise the forms and compare them with the list IN PRESENCE OF ONE REPRESENTATIVE FROM EACH UNION. After scrutiny, the list has to be displayed by Divl Head on the notice board on 7th & 8th July 2015.
  5. Any employee having his/her name in more than one unions' lists, may represent to Divl Head by 15th July 2015, if any union has submitted false membership form in his/her name.
  6. Divl Head has to consider and dispose all such representation by 17th July 2015. After that, he/she will return one set of the list to the union duly acknowledging the receipt of two sets of lists along with authorisation (membership) forms.
  7. These lists and forms will then be supplied by Divl Head to the D.D.O. (Head/Senior/Chief Postmaster of concerned H.O.) for starting deduction of subscription from the salary for the month of July 2015, i.e., payment to be made on 31.07.2015.
            These are the most important points of the notification dated 09.06.2015 and our guideline. Please be vigilant that the above dates are maintained scrupulously by all Divl Authorities without any deviation. There are other details also regarding dealing with complaint of fake authorisation form, genuine signature to more than one union, remittance of subscription and preparing some reports etc., which you may obtain by reading it thoroughly. In case of any complication/complaint/clarification, please contact Circle Union immediately.

     Now our task is, needless to say, to jump into action right now. Please remember that the more number of employees gathered under the banner of NFPE, the more power of bargaining with administration we hold. So please enrich and devise yourselves by recollecting the sacrifices, struggles and achievements of our organisation for years together, for which the entire Postal fraternity chose us all over India to remain the largest and the most trusted organisation ever. Let us grow now even stronger than ever.



The last date for submission of authorization letters by the Union has been fixed as on or before 06.07.2015. It should be sent to the Divisional Heads. The Form for this verification is furnished. Please download.

While obtaining option and forwarding to Divisional head, please ensure that the name of the Union be mentioned as "our original name of union".
All Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to act swiftly at once and enroll full membership. Please explain and appraise in person to all the newly recruited comrades that issuing authorization letter in favour of more than one union shall be avoided.

Please download the form from NFPE website and Xerox it (form) as per your requirement. Please take all out efforts and protect/increase our membership. Ensure constant touch with Circle Union. If required, Circle Office bearers will move to Branch/division.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Photos of speakers of West Bengal Circle of 30th AIC held at Lucknow on and from 4th to 7th June’2015.