Friday, 20 March 2020
Circle Union writes to Chief PMG Odisha once again on Preventive Measures in connection with Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)
No. P3NFPE-Odisha/09 - 03/2020
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 19th March, 2020
Col. Jaleswar Kanhar, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 009
Sub:- Preventive Measures in connection with Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) - reg
This has kind reference to this Circle Union letter No. P3NFPE-Odisha/04 - 03/2020, dated 16.03.2020 on the above subject. Though our letter has been acknowledged, the nature of action taken on the points raised by us has not yet been communicated.
While COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, not a single post office has neither yet been supplied with the essential hygienic materials like hand wash, sanitizer, mask, gloves etc nor the SPMs/Postmasters have been sanctioned with any amount for purchase of such items.
As brought to our notice, only SPOs, Aska Division has sanctioned Rs.500/-, Rs.300/- and Rs.200/- to each HO, ‘A’ Class and ‘B’/’C’ Class offices respectively with clear instruction to all concerned. No such instruction has yet been issued by any other Divisional Head.
Therefore, it is requested kindly to instruct all Regional / Divisional / Unit heads to cooperate with the postal employees working in grass root level especially the Counter PAs and all delivery staff including PA, Postman and GDS who are directly coming in contact with hundreds of customers daily and handling both inland and foreign mails coming with dusts and unknown virus.
The issue may also be taken with Ministry of Health, Govt. of Odisha with request to arrange supply of preventive hygienic materials (now not easily available in the open market) to all Divisional heads for distribution to the post offices.
This may kindly be considered with priority Sir.
Your kind response on the nature of action taken is highly solicited.