ALL INDIA POSTAL
EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP ‘C’
ON PROBLEMS AND PENDING ISSUES
DIVISIONS OF RAJKOT
PO Building of Shihor
is in worst condition and there is seriez of correspondence by the
administration as well as union on the issue. The building is in such a
dangerous condition that the life of our employees working there are under
threat. More over wiring and broken roof is always hanging as death call on the
heads of employees. Officers of Civil wing has also visited this office and
considered it as the most dangerous condition. Instead of making correspondence
between authorities and going in to lengthy procedures, immediate remedial
action is required to be taken in the matter considering seriousness of the
Similarly building of
Bhavnagar Anandnagar, Bhavnagar Chitra and Bhavnagar Kumbharwad are also in
worst and dangerous conition and requires immediate repairs or shifting on top
priority. The administrative authorities are not at all taking such issues into
consideration and the staff remains under constant threat.
Posts of HSG I
Postmaster Bhavnagar HO, HSG II of Botad and Mahuva and LSG Posts are lying
vacant which resultantly becomes burden on PA cadre particularly when the
division is facing acute shortage of staff as total more than 80 PAs are short.
So far as the Post of PM Bhavnagar HO is concerned, it is required to fill up
on top priority considering quantum of responsibilities and quality of work is
Two PAs are taken on
deputation from Bhavnagar HO since long. Considering shortage of staff faced by
operative office, it is required to terminate deputations very urgently.
It is very sad to point
out that the Divisional Head is in habit of using very bad and abusing words in
his general conversations as if it is a tradition for him. The female staff
feels very shameful situation when hears such words. It is required to control
SP Porbandar is very
harsh in the matter of dealing leave cases. Even in case of medical
certificates granted by Civil
Hospital, he stops pay of
the official. There are three or more cases. More over the SP personally goes
to the doctors and requests them not to grant medical certificates.
Correspondences are also made with the medical authorities in the matter asking
them not to grant medical certificate. Such overwhelming enthusiasm of the SP
Porbandar is required to be tuned off. There are aos news reports regarding his
habit of misbehavior. He says that he has pleased the regional head so any
complaint against him will not be heard!! It appears that the behavior of the
SP Porbandar is irresponsible and novish.
SP Porbandar refuses to
discuss old pending items in formal monthly meeting. He does not show old items
with progress report in minutes as per rules. More over he allows only one
official and that only Divisional Secretary in the meetings though total three
officials are permissible as per rule. Today also he knows that the Divisional
Secretary has sought for CL for attending meeting with PMG Rajkot and he fixed
date of monthly meeting just today at 4 pm. As such he cuts trade union
facilities and required to be strongly instructed.
In a very surprising
case, one shri.I.U.Detha offg. SPM Manavadar who is recently considered for
regular promotion to the cadre of LSG General line, has refused the promotion due to health
problems. He is asked to work as PA in the same office under his junior!! The
official is ready to continue as offg. SPM Manavadar and there is no ground to
ask him to work as PA only because he refused promotion. We understand that if
any official on regular promotion resumes in the office, he can be asked to
work as PA under him but in this case the SP at his own whim asked the official
to work as PA under his junior. It is requested to ask SP Porbandar to do
justice and act according to rules and procedures.
The ASP HQ is in habit
of dominating staff by issuing suspension orders to Postman/Mail overseer. He
uses his position for personal ego. After suspension, he reinstates officials
without any further action. This style of pressurizing staff is quite
irregular. In one case an official was suspended and reinstated in a week but
even after lapse of about one year no charge sheet is issued. The intention of
the ASP to put subordinate staff under fear. Previously also, CS P3 and Circle
union office bearers had to visit Porbandar to represent against misbehavior
and unwarranted dominance of this ASP. There were some representation by the
female staff also against him. Though there are personal cases and the
officials would represent their cases but the approach of ASP needs a close
watch. We demand that he should be shifted else where to save staff from his
As and when any problem
is with the staff, they need to meet the Divisional head. The SP Porbandar is
not allowing any staff to meet him. The ASP has no powers and there is no
meaning of meeting him. There is no justification for avoiding any staff to
meet him. It is his moral duty to hear problems of the staff working under him.
He may be instructed suitably.
Cases for de-quarterization
of SPMs quarters at Chela PO and Digvijay gram PO
are pending since long and therefore it is required to process the cases on
buildings of Jamnagar Digvijay Plot, Patel Colony PO and Salaya PO are in quite
damaged condition and staff is working under threat of any casualty. The matter
has been taken up at divisional level and under correspondence with RO but no
action is being taken and it is therefore required to shift the said POs to
another safe and suitable buildings as early as possible.
SP Jamnagar is forcing
staff to attend meetings and melas on Sundays/holidays by creating illusive
picture as is the staff is willing for attending. It is very sad to expoit,
suppress and manage staff to become silent victims only for the purpose of
using them as tools to fulfil personal ego and enhancing figures. Please call
for statistical information about number of GDS employees whose PL Bonus was
not paid for months together in 2012.13 and 2013-14 with dates of release of PL
Bonus. Pl also call for figures of number of employees whose pay were withheld
for forcing achievement of targets. This is miserable situation to crush the
employees for displaying success of the administrator! This is not case of one
division. Most of the Divisional heads in Rajkot
region are exploiting staff excessively showing fear. They also show fear of
displeasure of PMG and severe action! Such approach is required to be
It is very sad that
there is no arrangement of pure and cold drinking water at Jamnagar HO. It is
required to provide RO system with cooling facility on priority basis. This is
basic amenity to ensure hygienic drinking water.
A software for
recording in CC TV Camara is required to be provided for safety purpose.
Most of the computer
systems are required to be checked and reassessed because systems are not working
properly and it results into slow and poor working. More over a case for
condemnation of 4 PCs has already been sent to RO Rajkot before one year but
there is no action. In the era of total computerization such slackness in
attending such problems with technology is highly disadvantageous to public
service and demoralizing staff.
Special increment for
achieving excellence in sports is pending in case of all officials of Rajkot region. It is
required to take up the case urgently as it is pending since February 2012.
Retirement benefits of
one Shri.J.C.Rathod SPM Bhachau Kachchh division has been withheld for no
specific reason. In a report of Inquiry officer his name was noted as
Subsidiary offender. No CLIR of the case has been carried out. If report of the
IO is the basis for withholding retirement benefit, then name of Shri.N.R.Khoja
Ex.ASP was also cited as S.O. in this case at par with this Shri. Rathod. Such
benefit of Shri. Khoja has not been withheld. Such partiality should be avoided
and all amounts of Shri. Rathod should be released.
unrecognized unions are not to be attended and their letters are not to be
submitted to subordinate offices for reports as per rules on the subject but
correspondence of CS Bhartiya Union is being irregularly attended by the RO.
The CS BPEF has also retired from service in February 2013 and he was elected
as CS four years back so he can not be taken as CS after lapse of 4 years of
election. Please stop attending any correspondence from him.
PO Building of Madhapar
SO is in very dangerous condition and even a low jerk of earthquake can fall
down this building which is in EQ Zone area. This is the best (No.1) revenue
earning office in the whole circle. Whatever the procedure required, it should
be completed in time bound manner. The divisional head has transferred the item
taken at divisional level in September 2010 to RO for action. If the
administration has no trust on staff side, it is advisable to send some expert
civil engineer to this office and obtain the opinion. We cannot understand who
would be responsible for safety of staff working in such deadly building!
At Mandvi MDG as well
Postal Colony of Mandvi, maintenance has been carried out by the contractor
before six months. The quality of work was poor and not as per conditions of
contract and therefore SPM Mandvi MDG has not given Satisfactory report which
is a requirement for making payments to contractor. More over SPM Mandvi has
submitted a report of “Dissatisfactory work” to the SP Kachchh division. The
report of SPM was also forwarded to RO Rajkot. It is surprising that the report
of SPM was not given any cognizance and all payments were made to the
contractor! It is required to investigate this matter from vigilance point of
The Lane cable and few
electricity cables at Bhuj HO and Mandvi MDG are are in worst condition and
requires immediate replacement to avoid any casualty. Quotation for Mandvi SO has been sent to RO before 18
months and for Bhuj also quotations are obtained. It is required that the
administration side attends such issues with more care and interest considering
that it is not only the function to obtain business!!! Administration also need
to take care of basic amenities of the staff and service conditions.
MIS incentive bills of
more than 10 Post offices are pending at Kachchh division. The offices were
selected as per rules for applicability of incentive but when the time comes
for sanction of bills, the administration closes eyes. It is requested to ask SP
Kachchh to clear incentive bills of the offices which were selected as
admissible for incentive as per norms prescribed by the department.
Recognisation of Multi speciality
Hospital at Rajkot is absolutely necessary. At present
there is no recognized Hospital except Dhakan Hospital.
It has Package system and there is least fecility. Huge number of staff is
working at Rajkot and it is required to
recognize good hospital at Rajkot.
We suggest to process case for recognizing any 2 or 3 of the following
hospitals for indoor as well as outdoor facility :
Sterling Hospital (Approved by AG, Incomtax, Railway
Wockhardt Hospital (Approved by AG, Incomtax, Railway deptt.
GT Shet Aurtho Hospital
There is heavy staff shortage
at Rajkot HO. There are so many officials deputed at R.O. Rajkot from operative
offices. Separate recruitment is also being done for administrative offices. It
is requested to terminate deputation of staff from RO Rajkot as early as
There are four
officials of PA cadre deputed to Divisional Office from Gondal HO. More over
one PA has been deputed in the name of work for ‘help desk’. It is requested to
issue clear order to SP Gondal to relieve all officials on deputation at
divisional office considering fact that Gondal HO itself is facing acute
shortage of staff as 17 PAs are short.
Case of Shri.B.S.Bashia
PA Jetpur for medical claim in emergency situation has been rejected. This is a
justified case and requires review.