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R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, Ph: (Off.) 011-23092771 M.No: 09718686800 E-Mail: nfpehq@gmail.com Add: 1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building New Delhi - 110001
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020


NFPE ADDRESSED TO MOC & IT

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                              e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com Mob: 9718686800/9319917295                        website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-Covid-19/2020                                                           Dated: 31st March-2020

To

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji ,
Hon'ble Minister for Communications & IT,
Govt of India,
Sanchar Bhawan ,
New Delhi - 110001

Respected Sir,

Sub : Request for opening only limited number of Postal and RMS offices during lock down period declared by Central / State Governments - reg.

This appeal is made with the most fervent hope that the Hon'ble Minister will be kind enough to intervene on behalf of five lakhs Postal employees of Department of Posts.

Postal Directorate has issued instructions to open all offices during the lock down period declared by the Central/State Governments. Unlike many other Departments, in Postal Department, there are 155000 offices and about 500000 employees , out of which 130000 Branch Post offices and 300000 Gramin Dak Sevaks are in rural villages. Opening and functioning of such a large number of offices during the lock down period itself is a health hazard. The nature of duties performed by the employees such as counter services , delivery of articles at the door step of customers , clearance of street letter boxes , sorting of articles collected from various sources etc shall expose the employees to high risk of Corona virus infection and also spreading the same among public. Almost all the departments of Govt of India has issued instructions , either to close down offices or wherever it is unavoidable , to bring only minimum number of staff on duty.

We are fully aware that Postal services are declared as essential services by the Government of India and Postal department is bound to provide essential services to the public. But for providing ESSENTIAL services, entire offices need not be opened and all the staff need not be brought on duty. As Technology induction and upgradation is almost completed in Postal department , opening of a few selected offices in each Division , will serve the purpose. In fact, as per the original instructions of the Postal Directorate to the Head of Circles , only selected offices were opened and functioned to provide essential services. It worked well and there was no complaint from public regarding inadequacy of services by Postal Department. All required essential services are provided in all Circles . The need of the public as well as the protection of the staff, both was given a balanced consideration.

But to our surprise, all on a sudden, Postal Directorate modified the original instructions and ordered opening of all offices including Branch Post offices in the rural villages. These instructions were issued in a most mechanical manner , without taking into consideration, the ground realities and also the safety of the employees as well as the public.

98% of the Postal employees are residing at places from where they cannot reach offices without transport facilities.  As both road and rail transport are completely suspended by the Central/State Governments in all parts of the country  , it is practically impossible to provide transport facilities by any Government to all Postal employees who are scattered at various places in every nook and corner of the country.

Further , as already stated above , duties performed by the Postal employees involve high risk of corona virus infection. In majority of the offices department could not provide any preventive measures , except issuing instructions to the lower authorities. Postal employees are also not included in the list of beneficiaries of 50 lakhs Insurance Scheme , declared by the Hon'ble Prime Minister.

Taking into consideration , all the above facts and circumstances , we , on behalf of five lakhs Postal employees , most humbly request the Hon'ble Minister to give due consideration to the above grievances raised by us and to issue suitable instructions to the Postal Directorate on the following suggestions made by staff side.

1.Only minimum number of selected offices may be opened in each Division for providing essential services to the public.

2. Only minimum number of employees may be brought on duty for providing essential services to the public at selected offices which are identified for providing essential services. 

3.Postal employees who are ordered to work for providing essential services , may also be included in the list of beneficiaries listed in the 50 lakhs Insurance Scheme declared by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.

4. All items recommended by Health Ministry of Central/ State Governments  , as preventive measures for those exposed to the public , may be provided to the employees who are ordered to perform duty during the lock down period.

With profound regards

                                                                                                Yours Sincerely,
                                                                             

(R.N Parashar)
       Secretary General,
                      NFPE

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

PRESS NEWS

Ministry of Communications

PREMIUM PAYMENT PERIOD FOR POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE & RURAL POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE EXTENDED UPTO 30TH APRIL 2020


Posted On: 30 MAR 2020 5:16PM by PIB Delhi

In view of the threat posed by the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19), and the complete lockdown across India, Directorate of Postal Life Insurance(PLI), Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications has given an extension of period for payment of their due premium of March 2020 upto 30th April 2020 without charging any penalty/default fee. Directorate of PLI said that although many Post Offices are functional as part of essential services, Postal Life Insurance/Rural Postal Life customers are facing difficulty in  approaching post offices for payment of premium. Therefore, as a measure of convenience to all the PLI / RPLI customers, the period of payment has been extended.
 The decision is likely to benefit approximately 13 lakh policy holders (5.5 Lakh PLI and 7.5 Lakh RPLI)who have not been able to pay premium for current month. As compared to about42 lakh policy holders who paid premium last month, only 29 lakh of them have been able to pay premium for this month till today.

Customers registered on portal have also been advised to pay premium online using PLI customer Portal.   RJ/NG (Release ID: 1609288) 

RETIREMENT OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS ON 31ST MARCH 2020 – CLARIFICATION (Click the link below to view)
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EXTENSION OF VALIDITY PERIOD OF EMPANELMENT OF ALREADY EMPANELLED HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS UNDER CGHS (30 MARCH 2020)  ( RELEASE DATE :30/03/2020 ) [PDF] [619 KB]
(Click the link below to view)      https://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=5691

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GUIDELINES IN VIEW OF THE CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) INFECTION


Sunday, March 29, 2020


RAILWAY HEALTH FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES || RAILWAY BOARD DATED 28.03.2020
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INSTRUCTIONS ON PLI/RPLI PREMIUM PAYMENTS/CLAIMS IN THE WAKE OF RESTRICTIONS BEING IMPOSED BY CENTRAL / STATE GOVT (Click the link below to view)               http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=4431

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EXTENSION IN TIMELINES FOR GENERATION OF PAR AND SUBMISSION OF SELF-APPRAISAL IN RESPECT OF AIS OFFICERS FOR THE PAR YEAR 2019-20-REG.      (Click the link below to view)
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PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID19 - GUIDELINES FOR PROTECTION AND SAFETY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (DIVYANGJAN) DURING COVID-19.
 (Click the link below to view)    https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/divyangjan.pdf


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REVISED GUIDELINES FOR PURCHASE OF LAPTOPS ON GROUND OF FUNCTIONAL NECESSITY
 (Click the link below to view)   


Friday, March 27, 2020


REIMBURSEMENT OF O. P. D. MEDICINE SPECIAL SANCTION IN VIEW OF COVID-19


Thursday, March 26, 2020

INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING HANDLING SITUATION AND DISRUPTION ON ACCOUNT OF COVID-19




DISCUSSION WITH SECRETARY, POSTS OVER
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SECRETARY ASSURED THAT ONLY MINIMUM
REQUIRED ESSENTIAL SERVICES
WILL BE MAINTAINED
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NECESSARY CLARIFICATORY ORDERS TO
CPMGs WILL BE ISSUED.
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Today (26.03.2020) discussion was held with Secretary, Department of Posts regarding the panic and anger created by Secretary, Posts instructions to CPMGs issued on 25th March 2020 to ensure functioning of all Postal / RMS offices including Branch Post offices.

We have expressed our strongest protest against this inhuman and indifferent attitude of the Postal Administration, compelling the Postal/ RMS employees to ensure functioning of all offices, at the risk of their life. We have made it clear that we are not  against providing  minimum essential services in a very few selected offices to the public , as we stand fully with the measures declared by the Govt of India.

We also made it clear that as the entire country is under  lock down including road and rail traffic, no purpose will be served by keeping ALL Postal/RMS offices open. We also told the Secretary , Posts , that Federations don't want to give a call for non-cooperation or strike action when the country is passing through biggest crisis , but such inhuman , provocative and insensitive orders of Postal authorities will compel us to resort to nationwide protest action , which we earnestly want to avoid.

    Secretary, Posts agreed that certain confusion and unpleasant situation has been created at ground level, after the Directorate orders dated 25th March 2020, even though his intention behind the orders was not for opening all offices. After detailed discussion, Secretary, Posts, assured that revised clarificatory orders will be issued to all CPMGs in this regard. Secretary, Posts also told that due to unavoidable compelling circumstances, if employees could not attend office, no disciplinary action will be taken against them. 

  We are waiting for the clarificatory orders of Directorate, as assured by Secretary, Posts.


                    R N PARASHAR                               B SHIVAKUMAR
    SECRETARY GENERAL                SECRETARY GENERAL
NFPE                                          FNPO




Wednesday, March 25, 2020


PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 (Click the link below to view)


FOR INFORMATION OF ALL

JUST NOW I HAVE RECEIVED MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY POST. HE HAS CALLED ME FOR MEETING AT 12 NOON TOMORROW DATED 26TH MARCH.2020.

I WILL DISCUSS ALL THE ISSUES SERIOUSLY AND WILL PROTEST OPENING OF ALL POST OFFICES AND CALLING ALL STAFF ON DUTY.

 IF NO AMICABLE SETTLEMENT COMES, WILL TAKE SOME DECISION OF SERIOUS ACTION AFTER DISCUSSING WITH ALL.

R N PARASHAR
  SECRETARY GENERAL
NFPE

APPEAL FROM SECRETARY POST


Just now I have talked on phone to Shri P.K.Bisoi , Secretary, Post and requested him not to issue orders for opening of all Post Offices. if very much necessary than only call very limited staff in HOs giving them full protection and providing them all necessary facilities.

If all Post offices will be ordered to open than we will have to think for taking a serious decision to protect the life of our fellow members.

He has assured positively.

           R N PARASHAR
SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE



Just now I have talked on phone to Shri P.K.Bisoi , Secretary, Post and requested him not to issue orders for opening of all Post Offices. if very much necessary than only call very limited staff in HOs giving them full protection and providing them all necessary facilities.

If all Post offices will be ordered to open than we will have to think for taking a serious decision to protect the life of our fellow members.

He has assured positively.

           R N PARASHAR
SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE



Tuesday, March 24, 2020


GUIDELINES FROM MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS DATED: 24.03.2020









INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING HANDLING SITUATION AND DISRUPTION ON ACCOUNT OF COVID-19





PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-2019 - DIRECTORATE INSTRUCTIONS DATED 23.03.2020