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Swiss Post is the latest operator to move its International Postal System (IPS) software to the Cloud services operated by the UPU’s Postal Technology Center (PTC).
Monday 26 July 2021
Sunday 25 July 2021
With his sad demise, West Bengal Circle lost a very honest, loyal and popular leader of NFPE.
He was very young and healthy but he fell down in his bathroom due to high blood pressure at his home in Allahabad a week before. He was braught to Lucknow and after all efforts he could not be survived.
We on behalf of NFPE Odisha, convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of Com. Banerjee and Com. Ojha and stand with the Comrades of West Bengal and UP Circle.
May the divine souls rest in eternal peace.
The Manipur girl Mirabai Chanu, 26 won the Silver Medel in Tokyo Olympics, 2021, incidentally the first medel for India after 21 years in weight lifting. While the entire India is excited in her victory at this global platform, her hard labour and sacrifices behind this victory is to be respected.
NFPE Odisha congratulates Ms. Chanu and celebrates this victory.
Hope the Governments will reward her handy to avert any poverty in her life time.
Who can say, the turn of civilian employees may not come tomorrow? Hence, it is high time to be united for common cause and accelerate the struggle movement. Every single call given by the CHQ, NFPE and Confederation should be given due importance and implementated in the grass root level in letter and spirit.
If not now, then never.
Workers and employees of the nation, be united.
Courtesy : The Samaja, dated 25th July, 2021
Defence service workers barred from strike
Ordinance notifies prison term, fines for commencing or inciting strikes declared as illegal.
The Law Ministry late on Wednesday notified an Ordinance that prohibited employees engaged in essential defence services from taking part in any agitation or strike.
The Essential Defence Services Ordinance 2021 comes in the backdrop of major federations affiliated with the 76,000 employees of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) making an announcement that they would go on indefinite strike from July 26 in protest against the government’s decision to corporatise the OFB.
The notification stated that President Ram Nath Kovind “is satisfied that circumstance exists for the Ordinance as Parliament is not in session”.
“Any person, who commences a strike which is illegal under this Ordinance or goes or remains on, or otherwise takes part in, any such strike, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to ₹10,000 or both,” the Law Ministry notification said.
The notification added that anyone instigating or inciting others to take part in a strike declared illegal under the Ordinance shall also be punishable with imprisonment for a term that may extend up to two years, apart from having to pay fines.
The gazette notification said employees involved in the production of defence equipment, services and operation, or maintenance of any industrial establishment connected with the military, as well as those employed in repair and maintenance of defence products, will come under the purview of the Ordinance.
Following the Cabinet decision, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said there would be no change in the service conditions of employees of the OFB, and the decision was aimed at boosting India’s defence manufacturing sector.
On June 16, the Union Cabinet approved a long-pending proposal to restructure the nearly 200-year-old Ordnance Factory Board — operating 41 ammunition and military equipment production facilities — into seven state-owned corporations to improve its accountability, efficiency and competitiveness.
Courtesy : The Hindu, 1st July, 2021