Thursday, 30 July 2020
Circle Union writes to NFPE to appraise the Directorate to to drop the proposal of opening of Delivery Post Offices on 1st and 2nd August, 2020 for delivery of Rakhi mail
No. P3NFPE-Odisha/09 - 07/2020
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 30th July, 2020
Com. R N Parashar
Secretary General, NFPE
North Avenue P O Building, New Delhi – 110 001
Sub:- Regarding inhumane order of the Directorate to deliver Rakhi Mail on 01.08.2020 (Holiday) and 02.08.2020 (Sunday)
Ref:- Directorate letter No. 30-07/2020-D, dated 29.07.2020
As aware, the Directorate vide its letter under reference has directed all Circle Heads to arrange special Rakhi delivery on 1st and 2nd August, 2020 so as to ensure that no Rakhi mail remain pending in Delivery Post Offices.
Accordingly, Odisha Circle has issued order to keep all Delivery Post Offices open on the above 2 days for delivery of Rakhi mails. This might be the situation in all other Circles also.
In this context, this is to intimate that flow of Rakhi mail is very poor during this pandemic situation and the post offices are quite particular in delivering all the Rakhi mails on the day of receipt itself. There is no pending of any kind of mail except in containment zones.
Thus, there is no need of opening the Delivery Post Offices for 2 days on 01.08.2020 which is a holiday and on 02.08.2020 which is Sunday. This is nothing but an intentional exploitation and a deliberate harassment to the COVID-19 Warriors of India Post on the plea of delivering Rakhi Mail. The Department should not issue such inhumane order since Rakhi mail does not fall under essential category which is the priority of the Department during this crisis of COVID-19 pandemic.
Therefore, it is requested to appraise the Directorate to drop the proposal of opening of Delivery Post Offices on 1st and 2nd August, 2020 immediately and allow the COVID-19 Warriors to stay at home and to stay safe.
Since, there is only one working day left, i.e. 31.07.2020, this may kindly be given priority.