...................................... (Associate Member of National Federation of Postal Employees) ......................,.................
......... An organisation born with the ideals of Trade Union democracy and Unity & United struggle for the emancipation of GDS..
of Post Offices to contain spread of Corona virus (Covid-19).
We would like to
convey our sincere thanks to you for issuing advisory and instructions to
prevent spread of coronavirus (covid-19) in post offices.
But after noticing the
seriousness of this fatal disease several state government e.g. Kerala,
Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Bihar and Delhi have declared total lockdown in the
govt. has declared lockdown in 15 cities and districts and AP government declared
lockdown in five districts?
Railway board has
taken decision to stop operation of all passenger trains throughout the country
from 22nd March to 31st march 2020. 50% of our
business i.e. transmission of mail is related with Railway. When there will be
no transmission of mail through railway, the work from RMS will be negligible.
When there will be no
means of transport, then it will be very difficult to postal employees to
attend duty in post offices.
The officers at lower
level at most of the places are not making arrangements as per advisory issued
In most of the post
offices soaps, sanitizers, napkins and thermal scanners are not provided.
Minister has also appealed to maintain social distancing, but in
post offices it is very difficult to maintain social distancing as some of the
work like Aadhar updation and enrollment, opening of IPPB accounts, delivery of
articles through mobile app are directly connected with public and thumbs and
finger impressions are taken from the customers. The Postman have to go to their
beats to deliver postal articles.
In most of the post
offices on the counters there are no glasses visible that may keep distance
within counters PA and public.
Keeping in view above
all facts and seriousness of this fatal disease caused by corona virus
(covid-19) and in the national interest and in the interest of mankind, it is
requested that the post offices throughout the country may kindly be ordered to
be closed from 23rd march 2020 to 31st march
AS THE CLEAR-CUT INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO ALL CPMGS TO ACT ACCORDING TO ADVISORIES AND INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED BY HEALTH MINISTRY, DOPT AND STATE GOVERNMENTS AND ACCORDING TO SITUATION PREVAILING ON GROUND LEVEL.
ALL LETTERS RELATED TO THIS HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED IN WEBSITES OF NFPE, P-III AND OTHERS.
SOME OF THE CPMGS ARE TAKING ACTION BUT SOME ARE STILL IN INACTION. PURSUE THEM.
TODAY I TRIED TO MEET SECRETARY POST, BUT DUE TO HIS UNAVAILABILITY IN OFFICE COULD NOT MEET. WILL TRY AGAIN. MOST OF THE OFFICERS AND OFFICIALS IN DIRECTORATE WERE NOT AVAILABLE IN THEIR CHAMBERS AS TOTAL LOCKDOWN HAS BEEN DECLARED BY DELHI GOVERNMENT.
IN THE STATES OR IN THE DISTRICTS WHERE LOCKDOWN HAS BEEN DECLARED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENTS, ASK CPMGS / PMGS AND DIVISIONAL SUPDT, CONCERNED TO CLOSE THE POST OFFICES AND RMS OFFICES OF THAT AREA