Saturday, May 28, 2016

Finacle : Program  called  by  CHQ  AND  An  Incident  of  Successful  Protest  in South Kolkata Division


     No elaboration is perhaps needed now. After unbelievable suffering of nearly a year with failure of Finacle, disastrous adventure of this administration now should face some different tune. Their whims have claimed our lives, our time from our families, our mental composure and everything else. Investors, Pensioners, Small Savings Agents are deprived, victimised, troubled and the relations we built up with the people were sold out to protect interest of Sify and Infosys.

      Our Circle Union was consistently pursuing protests at different levels since last 10 months. All promises made by PMGs in Bi-monthly meetings, Chief PMG in Four-monthly meeting, response to our letters, resolutions ---- ended up futile. They agreed with our arguments, but no result came out. A part of the administration tried as much as they could despite their limitation, but the policy-making part prevailed and they practically destroyed the service today. We staged demonstration exclusively on CBS issues in front of Yogayog Bhawan along with CGCC, Agents Association and Pensioners' Association. Nothing tangible happened. We effectively pursued our CHQ through CHQ members, proposals, letters, in Chandigarh Central Working Committee and a few days back at Dehradun Trade Union Study Camp. At the same time, we explained situation and our efforts to our comrades in the divisions where CBS meetings or workshops were organised.

     The CHQ finally has declared confrontation through a series of programs against this spineless administration oiling only Infosys and Sify. All comrades must have already noted it from the CHQ blog (

     From Circle Union, we request that the program in all divisions on 10th June, and at C.O. on 17th & 30th June must be red letter days in the history of our Circle. Arrange our comrades to take leave for participation in huge numbers leaving skeletal number of staffs at offices. Ask Agent Association and Pensioner Association to participate as well. Request all customers in our counters who suffered a lot these days to stay by our side. 

      We all were waiting to vent our grievances and anguishes through a suitable organisational program. Now it is our time. The humiliations, disappointments, frustrations and exploitations must be replied to through these programs. JOIN  AND  BE  A  PART  OF  HISTORY. 
(Cartoon courtesy : palegacy.

CBS : Administration backed out in South Kolkata Division facing protest of the Divisional Union 

    It has become almost normal that SPMs will be forced to release sign-off before migration without checking the correctness and integrity of data. Many incidents of pressure and threat came to our notice. In South Kolkata, the story is now different.

   Com. Papiya Hore, SPM, Roypur-Jorabagan S.O. and our Gr-C Divl working committee member, denied to sign off without being sure. Her office was migrating after running Sanchay Post for only 3 days. The SSPOs and Asstt. Supdts summoned her to Divl Office and threatened her even to suspend. Our brave comrade did not budge. Finally, the vindictive SSPOs arranged to relieve her to post to the remotest office in the division --- Bidhangarh P.O. --- a desolate place and a good 3 hours journey for her.

    South Kolkata Divl leadership contacted the circle union instantly, and as per the advices of the circle union jumped into action.  A letter as guided by circle union has been issued to the SSPOs and it was planned not to cooperate further in implementing CBS. Now the Divl Administration came under pressure and felt the heat. Being terrified to save repute before the higher administration and hide their inefficiency, the Divl Administration pleaded our Leadership not to resort to such action and requested for help.

       Our Divl Union agreed to cooperate, but with the condition to cancel the transfer memo of Comrade Papiya Hore, post her at her original office and also that she will give the sign off with the remarks that she was not allowed the time to supervise the data entry work.

     The Divl Administration backed out from their stance, accepted the sign off remarks, posted Comrade Hore in old office and committed that they shall not take any harsh action in connection with CBS issues without discussion with the union side.

     This was the line of action we were suggesting for all divisions. Protest must start from the grass-root. Please propagate this success of South Kolkata Division everywhere as an instance of trade union lesson in this situation.

    The Circle Union congratulates South Kolkata Divn comrades and especially Comrade Papiya Hore for her bravery. Kudos Comrades.     

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