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Monday, December 8, 2008

CS writes to Madam Indira Krisna Kumar, Member (HRD)

The CS wrote to Member (HRD) congratulating her new appointment. A copy of the letter is reproduced below. Madam is very kind to acknowledge receipt of the letter through SMS while on leave at Chennai with assurance to look into the suggestions after joining duty.

Respected Madam,
I write to express my hearty congratulations to you on your assuming the charge of Member(HRD), Postal Services Board on promotion which was overdue. My inspectorial colleagues in Orissa are extremely happy on your elevation to the highest decision making body in the Department of Posts and send their congratulations through me.
Orissa Circle will always remember you not just as its former Chief PMG but also as an extraordinary personality who won everybody’s heart by simple living, high thinking, and hard work. We know, we could not adequately match your expectations of the level and quality of work during your tenure here, but your hard work with total dedication and commitment to your duty with a very high degree of honesty and integrity was a source of inspiration for all of us. Perhaps, Orissa Circle will never again get a person like you as its CPMG who always attaches great importance to humane values in every individual, however small he/she is stature-wise.
It is heartening to learn that you are made the head of HRD. The Department could not have got a better person for the job. We sincerely hope that a noticeable change in the existing level of knowledge and skill of staff, particularly of Inspectorial cadre which holds the key for successful run of the Department will be made through your noble efforts. Good infrastructural facilities like good accommodation with provision of modern equipments ( such as Laptop, Internet etc.) will help boost the otherwise sagging morale of the Inspectorial staff.
For Circles like WB, Bihar, Jharkand and Orissa, there is a PTC at Darbhanga in the State of Bihar. Other than the fact that it functions in a beautiful palatial building, the PTC has nothing to feel proud of. Infrastructure-wise, PTC Darbhanga is perhaps the worst of its kind in India. Most of the time, a Diesel-run Generator set is used to generate electricity for the campus as most of the towns in Bihar go without regular supply of electricity. The accommodation in the hostel is to be seen to be believed. The location is unimportant and remote. It is hazardous to undertake journey to the PTC in rainy season due to flood. Those who want to take a break from routine work to enjoy the training period at the PTC, end up getting nothing, neither any worthwhile skill nor any element of enjoyment. Best of the brains in the Dept. who would otherwise love to act as faculty shy away from the PTC because of the typical situation prevailing there. If an idea of PTC for WB & Orissa would be thought of either at Bhubaneswar or at Kolkata, a noticeable change in the development of skill of the staff could be expected. Orissa Circle looks upto you with great hope that your goodself will examine the feasibility on this aspect.
We welcome you for paying visits to Orissa.
With profound regards and New Year Greetings,
Yours sincerely,

B B Mohanty
Circle Secretary
Mrs. Indira Krishna Kumar
Member (HRD), Postal Services Board
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi 110 001

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