THE VIEWS AND SUBMISSIONS OF NFPE PRESENTED ON THE EVE OF WORKSHOP ON IPPB AT NEW DELHI ON 7TH MARCH -2018
At the outset, we want to place it on record that all the unions federated under NFPE are not in favour of corporate Post Bank set up but at the same time we desire to keep the IPPB as the wholly preserving and protecting thePostal Bank by the Postal Department without any private or public share of 49% and controlled by a separate body other than the Head of the Postal Department.
I wish to point out despite our strong protest against the IPPB Corporate bank limited which was resolved in the NFPE Federal Executive on11/02/2018 held at New Delhi and also in the CWC meeting of Postal Group ‘C’ Union on 26th& 27th February 2018 at Patna (Bihar), I am attending this workshop with the determination and the intention to request to reconsider your decision and revert back the IPPB as the Government oriented Postal Bank of India wholly maintained and preserved by the Department of Posts. If need be it shares can be made open to its employees to expand the service in the paucity of required funds. It must be a bank owned and operated by the Postal Department with the share of its employees and their full participation.
Notwithstanding with our position not to corporate IPPB, the Service Unions desire to place on record to have 100% of the postal staff must be utilized to serve for the Postal bank and there should be no other recruitment other than from the Postal Staff.It is most pertinent to mention that no nationalized or private banks are doing the small savings work and being the Social oriented state, the Post office is alone doing the SB work which is the main revenue for the Postal Service at this juncture. If all these small savings accounts are transferred to IPPB at a later stage or today, what will be the remaining work for the PO counters? We are feeling that the Department by introduction of IPPB, blinds the existing Postal Department with its own figures. We are pleading for reconsideration, if not,we are having the apprehension that the postal savings bank work at present is the major work of the postal department shall be transferred to IPPB in the later stage. Therefore, the IPPB shall be managed only with the Postal staff and not recruited separately
Further after the introduction of CBS, in many places, the POs are suffering with worn out and old peripherals with low configuration, Poor network and mal -functioning of NSP- I & II and also due to poor user friendly configuration of the CSI software. Those have to be corrected first. Unless the requirements like adequate net work, bandwidth, working computers, are fulfilled, there should be no implementation of CSI. Similarly the recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee providing compassionate appointment to the wards of GDS who could not work in RICT, on implementation of Rural ICT shall be implemented first and thereafter Rural ICT must be implemented if the Rural ICT and CSI shall be jointly implemented after providing necessary infrastructure and user friendly software. If it so, it will be a successful transformation of technology.
After the complete transformation, the IPPB not as corporation Ltd can be implemented for which our Federation will extend Fullest Cooperation.
Further I desire to mention that the Postal Department shall have a separate network Connectivity like Railways &Defencein order to ensure proper networking facility to the Post offices so that we could expand our services later even in the rural areas. The postal staff are very much committed only with their hard work and dedication only this much of transformation in the postal service was possible for that he had not paid any amount or compensation. The hard labour they exerted during these days should be utilized for the postal service alone and not to be transferred to the hands of corporates for that we will again register our protest in this meeting with the request to reconsider the decision. Thank you very much