Thursday 30 April 2020
Appeal for holding lunch your demonstration at workplaces on May Day protesting arbitrary freezing of DA / DR
You might have gone through the instructions of the Confederation already posted in our websites and different WhatsApp groups.
As a mark of protest against arbitrary freezing of DA / DR to Central Govt. Employees / Pensioners , you are sincerely requested to hold protest demonstrations at workplaces during lunch hour on 1st May, 2020 holding placards and maintaining the social distancing norms circulated by the Govt. / Department from time to time to contain spread of COVID-19.
In addition, efforts may be taken to publish the programme of action through local dailies and electronic media's as far as practicable. Press notes and photographs may be posted in our WhatsApp Groups ( NFPE ODISHA STATE CoC & AIPEU GROUP-C ODISHA)
Expecting your cooperation.
= B SAMAL =
Wednesday 29 April 2020
CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR - OBSERVE MAY DAY HOLDING PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF OFFICES AGAINST DA & DR FREEZING
No. Confd.-2020 Dated: 29.04.2020
OBSERVE MAY DAY
HOLDING PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS
IN FRONT OF OFFICES
AGAINST DA & DR FREEZING
Confederation National Secretariat calls upon the entirety of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks and also Central Govt. Pensioners to observe MAY DAY (01.05.2020) holding protest demonstrations in front of offices with playcards against the unilateral decision of the Central Government to freeze DA & DR due from 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021.
While conducting protest demonstrations , it should be ensured that all instructions of Central and State Governments during lockdown period such as social distancing , wearing of masks , limiting the number of participants to permissible minimum (not more than the number permitted by District Collector or local police authorities) should be strictly observed . Don't violate any COVID - 19 related precautionary measures and instructions of the District Collectors and Police.
R. N. Parashar
Confederation of CGE & Workers
NFPE ENDORSE THE DECISION OF CONFEDERATION OF CGE & WORKERS
Annual submission of letter of authorization for addition / alteration of membership which is required to be submitted by 30th April every year has been extended to 30th June for this year only.
So all the Divisional Secretaries are requested to to submit the letters of authorization by 30th June, 2020.
As instructed the recertification process under check-off system will be on line this year. Detailed guidelines follow.
Tuesday 28 April 2020
28.04.2020 - With around 90 percent of postal operators reliant on passenger flights for their international mail delivery, the near standstill of planes due to the pandemic has led to further innovation in delivery methods.
28.04.2020 - UPU Security Program Manager Dawn Wilkes shares a behind-the-scenes look into how the UPU is managing the COVID-19 pandemic and what postal operators can and are doing to deliver safely.
An anonymous story collected from WhatsApp group and posted here realizing the importance of the situation.
Once, Lord Indra got upset with Farmers, he announced there will be no rain for 12 years & you won’t be able to produce crops.
Farmers begged for clemency from Lord Indra , who then said , Rain will be possible only if Lord Shiva plays his Damru. But he secretly requested Lord Shiva not to agree to these Farmers & when Farmers reached Lord Shiva he repeated the same thing that he will play Damru after 12 years.
Disappointed Farmers decided to wait till 12 years.
But one Farmer regularly was digging, treating & putting manure in the soil & sowing the seeds even with no crop emerging.
Other Farmers were making fun of that Farmer . After 3 years all Farmers asked that Farmer why are you wasting your time n energy when you know that rains will not come before 12 years.
He replied “I know that crop won’t come out but I’m doing it as a matter of “practice”. After 12 years I will forget the process of growing crops and working in the field so I must keep it doing so that I’m fit to produce the crop the moment there is rain after 12 years.”
Hearing his argument Goddess Parvati praised his version before Lord Shiva & said “You may also forget playing the Damru after 12 years!”
The innocent Lord Shiva in his anxiety just tried to play the Damru, to check if he could….and hearing the sound of Damru immediately there was rain and the farmer who was regularly working in the field got his crop emerged immediately while others were disappointed.
It is the practice which keeps on making you perfect.
We become even diseased or old just because we don’t practice.
Practice is the essence of quality survival.
So, let lockdown lift after 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years. Whatever trade or profession we are in, keep sharpening our skills, practice with what we have, upgrade our knowledge.
Don’t wait for rain , that is the lock down to be lifted and then start something… focus on our skills today, upskill your self so that you are ready to meet the challenges, in future.
Monday 27 April 2020
With more than 650,000 post offices and 5.3 million staff reaching populations in even the remotest areas, there is no doubt that the postal network is critical infrastructure for connecting citizens with the services they need. This is more evident now than ever as the spread of COVID-19 has prompted countries to shut down public life, reframing how governments and citizens view the postal system. Posts across the world are increasingly being recognised and acknowledged as an essential service provider as people are forced to stay home to prevent the spread of the virus.
Posts can offer those stuck at home a lifeline. Their physical reach, the trust and confidence they generally hold with the public and their knowledge of people and local communities make Posts an obvious partner to support the broader government response to the pandemic. Many have already assumed additional responsibilities, introducing new services, or expanding existing ones to lend a helping hand to those in need. Some of the most relevant postal services include wellness checks for the elderly, prescription medicine delivery, remittances and pension payment delivery.
Against the backdrop of Posts assisting governments in protecting and expanding social and financial services during the pandemic, there is an urgent need to highlight this work and to provide platforms by which knowledge, experiences and solutions may be shared for the benefit of policy makers.
This page is intended to provide a single location for collecting examples of social and financial services that have been initiated and/or expanded by governments and designated operators in response to the pandemic. In the spirit of solidarity, efficiency and collaboration, the UPU is seeking:
- Examples of postal social and financial service responses to COVID-19
- Frameworks on rapid implementation of new services or expansion of existing ones
- Details of new governmental initiatives to facilitate access to social and financial services through the postal network
- Information on barriers or concerns in relation to the provision of such services e.g. regarding funding, access to materials etc.
- Checklists, protocols or other tools that could be shared with other designated operators
- Technical questions or requests for the International Bureau staff
This new UPU webpage will be updated regularly. Questions, examples, suggestions, and other relevant materials should be sent to pss(at)upu.int (social services) or pfs(at)upu.int (financial services).
Examples of new, modified or expanded social and financial services
Postal responses to this outbreak are being identified via online articles and through direct contact with UPU member countries. Links to these examples have been published as sub-pages for Social Services and Financial services.
UPU commentary on social and financial services from a postal perspective
The IB will provide commentaries on how designated operators have been able to rapidly protect, establish or expand a particular social or financial service. These will be made available on this page during the coming weeks. These commentaries are not intended to provide best practice guidance. Instead, their focus is on: sharing more details on the experiences of designated operators, how they are working with governments to address the societal impacts of COVID-19, and emerging themes in policy making in this space
From: Official Circulations, Department of Posts, GoI
Sent: 27 April 2020 10:29
To: All Active Users
Cc: DoP Email Solution Nodal Officer; IT Security Team, CEPT
Subject: Malicious / spoof eMails - reg
Dear Sir/ Madam ,
It is observed that many users are receiving SPAM/SPOOF emails to their India Post Mail inboxes.
It is requested to:
A] Please remember:
1. India Post never asks for any personal details for any purpose whatsoever.
2. India Post also does not send any mails stating expiry of mail box or eMail ID.
3. India Post does not ask to click on any URL / Link provided in the above mail or anywhere else to rectify / continue the eMail ID.
4. Any loss to the content of the mail (s) or mail box shall be the sole responsibility of the eMail User.
5. In case the link / URL is inadvertently clicked may result into compromising the security of entire DoP Network.
B] Please don’t forget
1. Checking anti-virus definitions periodically within entire LAN and keeping it update.
2. Isolating the system (s) from further use and removing it from network If any suspicious / malicious activity is sensed in the account like data / eMail in encrypted form.
3. Informing your Circle / Region/ Divisional IT Team through which system, this eMail is accessed outside the sify network along with IP details.
4. Avoiding use of this account / System (s) until further instructions through your Circle / Region/ Divisional IT Team.
In case of reciept of such spam emails, it is requested to send the email as an attachment to the email Id's - email@example.com
n ; firstname.lastname@example.org ov.in
DoP Email Solution Nodal Officer
CEPT, PTC campus,