Thursday, 25 June 2020
NFPE writes to the Department against imposition of unrealistic targets to open IPPB accounts and payments under AEPS in Corona affected areas/containment Zones.
Ref: PF/NFPE/IPPB Dated – 25.06.2020
Shri P. K. Bisoi
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Imposition of unrealistic targets to open IPPB accounts and payments under AEPS in Corona affected areas/containment Zones.
We are receiving so many complaints from so many corners of the country that the officers at local level are allotting unrealistic targets to the employees to open the IPPB Accounts and making payments under AEPS in worst affected areas due to COVID-19. Even in containments Zones in various cities the Postal Employees including GDS are being forced to do this work.
So many employees have become infected and some have expired due to COVID-19. No adequate safety measures are provided to the officials. Opening of SB Account under IPPB and making payment under AEPS require physical contact to take thumb impression, which is too risky.
Keeping in view the above facts you are requested to kindly cause suitable instructions to all concerned to not allot unrealistic targets to open IPPB Accounts and making payment under AEPS during this period of COVID-19 pandemic and it should be restricted totally in containment Zones to save the life of poor postal employees.
Hoping for a positive response,
(R. N. Parashar)