Saturday, 18 July 2020
RJCM (Staff Side), Odisha Circle demands immdiate financial assistance of Rs.10 lakh, compassionate appointment to the elgible family member and expeditious settlement of all death claims and pensioary benefits in favour of late Girija Prasad Dash, Ex-PA, Parlakhemundi HO under Rayagada Division who died of COVID-19 on 18.07.2020
D O No. OD / RJCM-COVID-19/2020
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 18th July, 2020
This is regarding expeditious settlement of all claims in favour of late Girija Prasad Dash, Ex-PA, Parlakhemundi HO under Rayagada Division who died of COVID-19 on 18.07.2020 in COVID Hospital Berhampur.
In this context, we would like to bring your kind notice once again that since beginning of COVID-19 in March-2020, we have been writing a series of letters to the Circle administration for taking suitable measures as per guidelines issued by MHA, DoPT, Postal Directorate and Govt. of Odisha to protect the staff members with adequate supply of PPP, reduced business hours, roster duty arrangement having less than 50% staff, regular sanitization of workplaces etc. But we do regret that a single order could not be issued till date in favour of the employees except to run the post offices for complete business hours with full working strength and to achieve the targets only. Neither the reality of the grass root level was assessed nor the Staff Side representatives were allowed to discuss with you in details on the ongoing situation of COIVD-19 in Odisha, especially at present in the districts of Jajpur, Cuttack, Khurda and Ganjam.
We do regret to intimate you that the entirety of postal workers and employees of Odisha Circle did not accept positively Sir, your refusal to conduct a Special RJCM meeting and disallowing the Leader and Secretary, RJCM (Staff Side) to your chamber for detail discussion during this critical situation of COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyhow, may it be a coincidence, most unfortunately, just after discussion with the DPS (HQ) on 17.07.2020, now the first COVID-19 Death Case occurred on 18.07.2020 in Odisha Postal Circle. Before, it is too late and the number of such death cases increases unexpectedly, we once again appeal you to consider the suggestions given vide our letter dated 13th July, 2020.
Further, in the instant death case, we would like to request you to consider the following aspects immediately.
1. To give due honour to G P Dash posthumously as the first COIVD Warrior of Odisha Circle.
2. To sanction a sum of Rs.10 Lakh as immediate Financial Assistance to the wife of the deceased from Circle Welfare Fund as a special case.
3. To sanction the total Medical Expenses born by Late G P Dash and his wife who is presently under treatment.
4. To settle all Death Claims, pensionary benefits including Family Pension, DCRG etc. expeditiously.
5. To consider immediate compassionate appointment of the wife or eldest son of the deceased without considering the 5% ceiling as a special case.
Expecting your immediate kind cooperation to save the postal fraternity of Odisha Circle.
With profound regards
Leader (Staff Side)
Col. Jaleswar Kanhar, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General – Cum - Chairman
Regional Joint Consultative Machinery
Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 001