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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Central Working Committee Meeting at Shimla Notification

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF INSPECTORS AND ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS, POSTS
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P & T Colony, Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi 110 054.

Nirmalya Mitra 
President
ADPS (FS)
o/o CPMG WB Circle
Kolkata 700012
(M) 09433395342
Vilas Ingale
General Secretary
Superintendent of POs
Palghar Division
Mira Road 401107
(M) 09869417961
Yadagiri G. Nyalapelli
Treasurer
Assistant Sudpt. Posts
o/o PMG, Mumbai Region
Mumbai 400001
(M) 09869143819

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/CWC/SHIMLA/2017                     Dated :          24/7/2017. 

NOTIFICATION

Under the provisions of the Article 30 of the Constitution of the Association, it is hereby notified that the Central Working Committee meeting of the Association will be held at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) on 7th and 8th September 2017.

Venue : Grand Hotel, Mall Road, Near Ramakrishna Bhavan, Shimla 171001

Agenda :

1.       Confirmation of minutes of the last CWC held at Jaipur on 13/2/2016.
2.       Organizational review of each circle.
3.       Inter-circle transfer of IPs under Rule 38 of Postal Manual Vol. IV.
4.       Combined Seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre.
5.       LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Sr. PM and PS Gr. B.
6.       DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B.
7.   CAT case : Eligibility and Quota for appearing in Sr. Postmaster Examination.
8.     Ernakulam Bench CAT case : Up-gradation of GP of Inspector Posts from  Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- w.e.f. 1/1/2006.
9.      Cadre restructuring of Inspector Posts cadre.
10.     Financial review of CHQ.
11.     Any other item with the permission of chair.

All the CHQ office bearers and Circle Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting at scheduled date and time.

       Sd/-
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to : -

1.    The Director General, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 11001.
2.    All Chief PMsG (through concerned Circle Secretaries)
3.    Sri Nirmalya Mitra, President and ADPS (FS), o/o CPMG WB Circle, Kolkata    700012
4.    All CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries

Sunday, July 23, 2017

GS writes to ADG(Legal & SR) for Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/AIC-Reso/6/2016                          Dated :    21/7/2017

To,
Shri V. Ramaswamy,
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :   Providing clerical assistance to Sub Divisional Head

Ref.        : Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 15th March 2016

Respected Sir,

     I would like to invite your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 and reminder dated 2/1/2017 on the above cited subject.

     It is bring to your kind notice that SR Division of Directorate vide letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 15thMarch 2016 has requested DDG (P) to give direct reply to this Association on letter dated 25/2/2016, but till date nothing is heard either from SPG Division or from SR Division.  

     It is once again requested to kindly intimate the action taken by SPG Division of the Directorate on this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 at the earliest.          
Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

gsreminds to ADG (SR & Legal) for Implementation of "chain vacancies" issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/AIC-Reso/5/2016                                   Dated:   21/7/2017

To,

Shri V. Ramaswamy,
ADG (SR & Legal),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject :    Regarding inclusion of ‘chain vacancies’ --- Implementation of guidelines issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

Ref.      :      Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 10th March 2016

Respected Sir,  

          Kindly refer to this Association’s letter of even number dated 25/2/2016 followed by reminder dated 9/1/2017 whereby it was pointed out that SR Division vide above captioned letter has directed ADG (SPG) to give direct reply to this Association on the subject, but till date this Association has neither heard anything from (SPG) Division nor from SR Division of Directorate.

          It is therefore once again requested to arrange to get the above important issue resolved at the earliest and line in reply is requested.

          Yours sincerely,

Sd/- 
 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

GS writes to Member (P) Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre for the vacancies of 2016

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/2016                            Dated :     21/7/2017


To,                                                                                          
Ms Achala Bhatnagar,
Member (P)
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 


Subject : Holding of supplementary DPC for promotion to Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre for the vacancies of 2016.

Ref.        : Dte Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 09-12-2016

Respected Madam,

          Your kind attention is invited to this Association’s letter of even number dated 7/1/2017 followed by reminders dated 11/4/2017 and 19/6/2017 regarding holding of supplementary DPC for the year 2016-17.

          As per Directorate Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 20/6/2017 the requests of 18 officers for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre was accepted.

It is also bring to your kind notice that 5 officers against whom punishment is current are selected in DPC (para 5 of memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 9-12-2016), but out of these, punishment of 3 officers is found current up to 2018, and therefore these officers will not get promotion till expiry of their punishment period. The promotion against these 3 officers may be treated as vacancy for supplementary DPC. 

In view of the above, it is once again requested to your kind honour to look into the matter personally and arrange to convene the supplementary DPC or release the extended panel result (prepared in last DPC) by considering the vacancy position as 21. It is also requested to consider the requests of the officers for repatriation to their parent circle.  

                                                                                    Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

GS writes to Member (P) on Promotion and postings in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/DPC-PS Gr.B/KTK/2016                        Dated :     21/7/2017


To,                                                                                          
Ms Achla Bhatnagar,
Member (P)
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 


Subject : Promotion and postings in Postal Services Group ‘B’ cadre. 

Ref.        : Dte Memo No. 9-02/2015(1)-SPG dated 09-06-2016

Respected Madam,

          IP/ASP Association would like to bring to your kind notice that Directorate vide above captioned memo has appointed 29 Inspector Line Officers on regular basis in PS Gr. B cadre by holding the supplementary DPC.

          It is further bring to your kind notice that Shri N. G. Basanakatti (Sl. No. 12) of Karnataka circle was appointed through aforesaid memo in PS Gr. B cadre and allotted to Karnataka. The officer vide his application dated 05/7/2016 addressed to Secretary (Posts) has declined the promotion due his personal and family ground and therefore officer’s name was not reflected in the DPC list circulated by Directorate under memo No. 09-14/2016-SPG dated 9/12/2016, as his debarment period was current.  

          Furthermore, DG (Posts) vide Memo No. 9-14/2016-SPG dated 20/6/2017 has accepted the request applications of 18 officers for declination of promotion to PS Gr. B cadre, but the name of the above named officer has not reflected in the memo ibid.

          It is therefore requested to kindly look into the matter and resolve the grievances of the officer by promoting him through ensuing supplementary DPC.

Thanking you,  
                                                                                Yours sincerely,

 Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Paika Rebellion of Odisha

Pre-dating what has been popularly regarded as the fist war of independence in 1857, the Paika Bidroha (Paika Rebellion) of 1817 in Odisha briefly shook the foundations of British rule in the eastern part of India. Paikas were essentially the peasant militias of the Gajapati rulers of Odisha who rendered military service to the king during times of war while taking up cultivation during times of peace. They unfurled the banner of rebellion against the British under the leadership of Baxi Jagandhu Bidyadhara as early as 1817 to throw off the British yoke. 

Rulers of Khurda were traditionally the custodians of Jagannath Temple and ruled as the deputy of lord Jagannath on earth. They symbolised the political and cultural freedom of the people of Odisha. The British, having established their sway over Bengal Province and Madras Province to the north and south of Odisha, occupied it in 1803.The Gajapati King of Odisha Mukunda Deva-ll was a minor then and initial resistance by Jai Rajguru, the custodian of Mukunda Deva-II, was put down brutally and Jai Rajguru was torn apart alive. A few years later, it was the Paikas under Baxi Jagabandhu, the hereditary chief of the militia army of the Gajapati King, who rose in rebellion, taking support of tribals and other sections of society. The rebellion started in March 1817 and spread quickly. Though Paikas played a larger role in the rebellion against the British, it was by no means a rebellion by a small group of people belonging to a particular class. The tribals of Ghumusar (part of present day Ganjam and Kandhmal Districts) and other sections of the population actively took part in it. In fact, the Paika Bidroha got the opportune moment to spread when 4OO tribals of Ghumsar entered Khurda protesting against the British rule. The Paikas attacked British symbols of power, setting ablaze police stations, administrative offices and the treasury during their march towards Khurda, from where the British fled. The Paikas were supported by the rajas of Kanika, Kujang, Nayagarh and Ghumusar and zamindars, village heads and ordinary peasants. The rebellion quickly spread to Purl, Pipli Cuttack and other parts of the province. The British were initially taken aback and then tried to regain lost ground but faced stiff resistance from the rebelling Paikas. Many a battle ensued with some victories to the rebels, but the British finally managed to defeat them within three months. 

Widespread suppression followed with many killed and imprisoned. Many more were tortured. Some rebels fought a guerilla war till 1819 but were captured and killed. Baxi Jagabandhu was finally arrested in 1825 and died in captivity in 1829. Though the Paika Bidroha enjoys a cult status in Odisha with children growing up with stories of the brave fight against the British, it has unfortunately received less attention at the national level than it should have got.While the reasons can be many for such scant attention to such a significant event of the history in India, it is heartening that the Government of India has decided to give the event its due recognition by commemorating its 200 anniversary in a befitting manner. 
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Sanjay Kumar/jk/Culture-01/20-07-2017

Source:-PIB

UPU News:-E-commerce in Africa: Strategic agreement signed

The Universal Postal Union and Tunisia signed an agreement on Tuesday for the development of e-commerce in the country under the Ecom@Africa project initiative.


UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein and La Poste Tunisienne Chief Executive Officer Moez Chakchouk, who represented Tunisian government, signed the cooperation agreement at an event witnessed by Tunisian Minister for Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Mohamed Anouar Maârouf, UPU Council of Administration Chairman Kenan Bozgeyik and UPU Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz.
The cooperation agreement formalizes commitment to implement the Ecom@Africa Tunisian platform. Experts from the UPU and Tunisia have for the past months been setting up suitable technical and operational structures that will enable the roll out of the project.
Both parties to the agreement recognized that the initiative as an important step to enable the Post contribute more to the national development of the country.
The initiative has been launched by UPU to assist African countries develop and facilitate online trade using the postal network. The signing of the agreement makes Tunisia the first country among the six selected to pioneer the project. Others are Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa.
UPU has also received requests from Djibouti and Uganda to assist them in setting up e-commerce platforms for their Posts.
The objective of the Ecom@Africa project is to facilitate the development of e-commerce through the postal network in Africa, thus giving micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) better access to local international markets. This will be made possible by simplifying import and export procedures, with the support of designated operators of UPU member countries and other key players in the supply chain.