Thursday, 6 August 2020

Celebration of National Handloom Day on 7th August, 2020

Dear Comrades,
This is an appeal to celebrate the National Handloom Day on 7th August, 2020 by purchasing and wearing hand-loom dresses  to support our weavers community  and to generate awareness  about the importance of hand-loom industry amongst public at large and its contribution to the socio-economic development.

Kindly attend office on 7th  August, 2020 wearing hand-loom dresses and upload photographs making viral in different social media, i.e. twitter, facebook, instagram etc converting it into a general campaign of Indian Handloom fabric.

Expecting your  sincere cooperation.

Leader, RJCM (Staff Side)
Odisha Circle

CHQ writes to Secretary (Posts) protesting irregular redeployent of HSG-I NFG posts


​India Post issued a Customized My Stamp on 'Model of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, Ayodhya' on 05-08-2020

The Customize My Stamp sheet is available for sale on​

Booking of International Airmails - EMS, Parcels and ITPS

Regarding disposal of discontinued POSB Cheque Books (Non-CTS) lying pending in Post Offices

Circle Union writes to CHQ protesting irregular redeployment of HSG-I NFG posts

No. P3NFPE-Odisha/01 - 08/2020
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 6th August, 2020
Com. R N Parashar
General Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 008

Sub:-   Irregular redeployment of HSG-I NFG posts - Protest regarding

Ref:-    Directorate letter No.  Q-25/2/2020-PE.I, Dated 05.08.2020

Respected Comrade,
            This has a kind reference to the Directorate letter under reference (Copy attached for ready reference) with instructions for temporary redeployment of 40 HSG-I NFG posts with effect from 01.08.2020 in 3 Circles by diversion from 12 Circles.

            In our opinion, the order is quite arbitrary and against the interest of the General Line officials of 12 Circles from where the posts are diverted. Though we have no objection to give benefit to all eligible officials in the cadre, it is not at all a reasonable decision to give benefit to 3 Circles at the cost of 12 Circles. Many eligible HSG-I officials who were in the line of promotion since long and could not be promoted in time to NFG Cadre with heavy financial loss only due to the merger of the Postmaster Cadre with the General line will now be deprived of the benefit for no fault of their own due to the above arbitrary order.

            In this context, it is worth mentioning here that from the beginning of the Cadre Restructuring proposal for Group-C postal employees, the Staff Side is demanding promotion of all HSG-I officials completing 2 years of regular service in the cadre to HSG-I NFG. But, instead, the Department restricted it to 235 posts only which is not seen in any other cadre availing NFG.

            In addition, we do not agree with the instructions of the Directorate telling it as temporary redeployment since such posts are ordered to be redeployed up to 7 years 9 months in Maharashtra Circle, up to 7 years 3 months in West Bengal Circle and in many cases more than 5 and 6 years.   

             How can we treat such a longer period as temporary? 

While Maharashtra and West Bengal Circle are worst affected with diversion of 9 posts each, one post each from J & K, Jharkhand and North East, 2 posts each from Assam, Gujarat and Odisha, 3 posts each from Bihar and Kerala and 4 posts from MP Circle will be diverted to give benefit to the erstwhile Postmaster Grade – III, now HSG-I of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh. We strongly object such diversion of posts from the above 12 Circles and redeployment of the same in 3 Circles.

            Under the Circumstances, we would like to suggest for appraising the Directorate immediately as follows.

1.    To reconsider our proposal for promotion of all HSG-I officials completing 2 years of regular service in the cadre to HSG-I NFG, or

2.    To increase the number of HSG-I NFG posts proportionately after merger of Postmaster Cadre with General Line and promote all eligible HSG-I officials to HSG-I NFG and allow stepping up of pay of the senior officials who will still be deprived of getting promoted to NFG Cadre.

3.    To keep the present order in abeyance until a final decision is taken for extending equal benefit to all such officials.

With regards.

Attached : As above
Comradely yours,

(Bruhaspati Samal)
Circle Secretary

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

China’s postal industry booms despite COVID-19

While supply-chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have left global postal volumes reeling, China’s postal business has grown in the first five months of 2020.

China’s State Post Bureau reported an 8.9 percent year-on-year increase in postal revenues between January and May 2020, despite the impact of the COVID-19 and measures taken to halt its spread.

The State Post Bureau reported that revenues from China’s postal business had reached 404.13 billion yuan (57.2 billion USD). Express delivery services saw a 9.9 percent increase in revenues and an 18.4 percent increase in volumes during the January to May period, compared to last year.

Growth is also accelerating. Revenues grew 18.5 percent year-on-year in April. In May, revenues were up nearly 22 percent on the same period last year, totalling 95.11 billion yuan (13.5 billion USD).

Express volumes surged 41 percent in May compared to the previous year, with 7.38 billion items sent that month alone.

Growth factors

The State Post Bureau credited e-commerce for the rapid growth, as more consumers have switched from brick and mortar retail to online channels to reduce their exposure. As a result, more middle-aged, elderly and rural consumers are beginning to use e-commerce for the first time. On the other hand, more businesses are selling goods online for the first time to offset the decline in in-store visits.

An e-commerce shopping festival held in late April and early May drove online sales and therefore delivery needs. In addition to this, China Post branches have begun connect those unable to attend markets with fresh produce via online platforms. The initiative, which was popular with citizens and included livestreams to market the products, helped farmers continue operating and ensured that produce prices remained stable. The Jinhua Post Branch reported that it received nearly 2,000 orders within the first three days of the programme alone.

According to the State Post Bureau, operators have coped with the increasing demand for services by investing in capacity improvement measures such as hiring additional staff, implementing safety measures, purchasing additional vehicles and opening new operations sites.

They have also improved collaboration with e-commerce platforms to better predict shipment volume peaks and spread the load across the network. Adopting new technology such as big data, intelligent computing and automation has also helped operators handle the surge in volumes.

One Order, Separate Implementation

One Order of the State Govt. to run the offices with 50% staff on roster

One place, i.e. Cuttack where DA(P) implemented, but our three Divisional Heads (Cuttack City, Cuttack North and Cuttack South) didn't follow

How sad!

Circle Office is still silent on our letters and no revised guideline has yet been issued for unlock 3.0

Circle Administration is extracting full benefit of the lockdown compulsions at the cost of the lives of the poor postal employees and their family members

How long will we suffer?

Automatic capturing of date of delivery / despatch of the registered article containing Policy Bond document to be delivered to PLI/RPLI insurant

Congratulations to Mr. Naveen, ABPM , TN Circle for qualifying UPSC Exam

It is a matter of great happiness  to inform that Sri Naveen now working as ABPM, K.Eraiyur BO in account with Siruvachur SO - 621113, Perambalur Sub Division under  Sriranga Division of  Tamilnadu Circle secured 776 Rank in UPSC Exam 2019.

We, on behalf of NFPE Odisha congratulate Mr. Naveen and wish him a bright future with all success in his new assignments.

Examinations during 2020 as per calender are kept on hold due to ongoing pandemic of COVID-19

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Message from CHQ on remittance of Quota


Dear Comrades,
CHQ has received the following amount in our Syndicate Bank Account No. 90742010070474. But we are unable to know which Division/Branch has remitted the amount. So, we kept the amount in our suspense account. Those Divisions/Branches have deposited the amount in Syndicate Bank, please send proof of deposit slip through email – OR WhatsApp to Mobile No. 9868853970.
The detail is as below:

All Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to remit Quota for year 2019-20 immediately those have not remitted yet. Please clear dues of Dak Jagriti & Publication also. Please remit Quota by DD or eMO in the name of “All India Postal Employees Union Group-C” only or Deposit in our Bank Account.

Bank Detail of AIPEU Group 'C' CHQ

SB A/c No - 90742010070474
Syndicate Bank
Branch - Shadipur Depot Bus Depot, New Delhi - 110008
IFSC Code - SYNB0009074

All Circe Secretaries are requested to pursue Divisional/Branch secretaries for prompt remittance of Quota.

Regarding Lockdown in the State of West Bengal

Revision of Additional Relief on death / disability of Govt. Servants covered under NPS