Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Circle Union requests CHQ to appraise the Directorate do drop the proposed shifting of PESD, Bhubaneswar from the control of PED Kolkata to PED Patna
No. P3NFPE-Odisha/06 - 09/2020
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 23rd September, 2020
Com. R N Parashar
General Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 008
Sub:- Proposed shifting of PESD, Bhubaneswar from the control of PED Kolkata to PED Patna - Protest regarding
Ref:- Directorate letter dated 02.09.2020 in File No. BU-20/3/2020-Building
While revamping Postal Civil Wing with creation of new Civil / Electrical Divisions / Sub-Divisions vide Directorate letter under reference, it is seen that a new Postal Electrical Division has been proposed to be opened in Patna with shifting of Postal Electrical Sub Division, Bhubaneswar presently under the control of Postal Electrical Division, Kolkata to the control of the newly created Postal Electrical Division, Patna.
In this context, we would like to inform that it is a routine matter for all contractors of the State including the Engineers / Officers / Officials to attend the PED often at very short notices for tender, negotiation, processing, report on progress of work and payment of bills etc. Since Kolkata is very accessible to Bhubaneswar with direct flights, huge number of frequent trains and buses it becomes very convenient for all to monitor the electrical works and finish the tendered job in time.
But contradictorily, Patna is found geographically remote to Bhubaneswar than Kolkata due to non-availability of direct flight and rare availability of direct bus and train. Indirect mode of travel to Patna from Bhubaneswar through air, rail and road will not only be too much expensive but also time consuming which may affect the progress of works and cause unnecessary hurdles to all the people involved in timely completion of the electrical jobs.
Thus, the interest of Odisha Circle is seen to be greatly affected in the above order.
While we have no objection in creation of a new PED in Patna, we strongly oppose the proposed shifting of PESD, Bhubaneswar from the control of PED Kolkata to PED Patna for the above reasons.
Under the circumstances, we would like to request you to appraise the Directorate do drop the proposed shifting of PESD, Bhubaneswar from the control of PED Kolkata to PED Patna. The overall technical control of PESD, Bhubaneswar may continue as usual under PED Kolkata for the interest of Odisha Circle.