After today's announcement of Govt of Odisha for complete lockdown of the entire State with effect from midnight of 24.03.2020 till 29.03.2020, we once again demanded for complete closure of Post and RMS Offices in Odisha Circle.
Discussed the matter in details with AD (BD & Mails).
As confirmed file has been moved to Chief PMG through DPS(HQ).
We will pursue tomorrow morning.
Let's hope for the best.
= B SAMAL =
Chairman, NFPE, Odisha State CoC
No. NFPE – ODI / 06 / 2020
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 24th March, 2020
Sj. Subash Chandra Barmma, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle
Bhubaneswar – 751 001
Sub:- Demand for total closure of Post and RMS offices to contain spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Ref.- C O letter No. ML/Misc-2017, dated 23.03.2020
After partial closure of ‘C’ and ‘B’ Class offices ordered vide C O letter under reference till 29.03.2020 due to partial lockdown of some districts / towns in state of Odisha, now Govt of Odisha has announced today for complete lockdown of the State from midnight of 24.03.2020.
As witnessed, many Divisional administrations have already ordered for closure of all post offices basing on the orders of the local administration. Illustratively, we can cite the case of Mandi Division under H P Circle which has closed all its post offices including Division Office until further order basing on the order of the District Magistrate.
As per DoPT guidelines, we can take our own decision basing on the orders and instructions of the local administration.
Under the circumstances, it is high time to close down all post and RMS offices in Odisha Circle.
Therefore, before the Post and RMS Offices become the maternity home for COVID-19, we would like to demand for their complete closure in the interest of the nation, public and the employees till restoration of normalcy or otherwise without any further delay.
Expecting your kind immediate action to contain the spread of COVID-19.
NFPE, Odisha State CoC
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