Saturday, 14 October 2017
Circle Union writes to CHQ for intervention in providing Police Escorts in Cash Vans
No. P3NFPE – Odisha / 05 – 10 / 2017
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 13th October, 2017
Com. R N Parashar
General Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, CHQ
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, New Delhi - 110008
Sub: Provision of Police Escort in Cash Vans
Since the cash vans are presently removing / supplying cash from / to different post offices in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela city in huge amount beyond the prescribed line limit without police escort, unnecessary high is being thrown upon the staff related to cash conveyances. Despite several discussions with the Circle administration, lastly the issue was taken up at Directorate level by our CHQ on 11.03.2014 and the Directorate vide its letter F No. 18 – 1 / - 2012 – PO, dated 20.03.2014 directed the Chief PMG, Odisha Circle to follow the instructions of Postal Directorate issued on security of cash at Post Offices and conveyance of cash from Post Office earlier issued vide Directorate’s letter No. 24 – 4 / 2003 - PC, dated 10.10.2007 and No.32 – 1 / 86 - CE, dated 09.01.1986 authorizing the Circle Head with full Administrative and Financial Powers in this regard. But till date, no satisfactory progress is being witnessed.
But since then though we are continuously pursuing the issue for implementation, the administration is playing with us on several pleas like paucity of funds to meet the expenses if police from State Govt are deployed, to examine the feasibility of brining securities from private registered organizations etc.
The issue was also discussed in the last two RJCM Meetings consecutively without any result.
As such, we would like to request you once again to appraise the Directorate for guiding Odisha Circle properly to provide police escorts to the cash vans of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela city at the earliest.