NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Ref: PF/IPPB/2018 Dated – 29.08.2018
Shri A. N. Nanda
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Orders for opening of salary accounts of Postal Employees in IPPB.
Ref: - Directorate No. F. No. 17-11/2017 (PBI) dated 07.08.2018.
Your kind attention is invited towards PBI Division, Department of Posts’ letter No. as referred above under which orders have been issued for opening of salary accounts by the officials of Department of Posts.
In this Connection it is worth mentioning that most of the staff has opened salary accounts in POSB. POSB is one of major source of revenue for Department of Posts. If the officials are compelled to open salary accounts in IPPB, most of them will close the POSB Accounts and it will cause more revenue loss to the Department. Earlier also we have opposed opening of salary accounts in Banks on the same ground.
When the entire set up of IPPB is established, why the officials of IPPB are not trying to get the accounts opened by the public.
As we have already mentioned on so many occasions, whether this IPPB is going to be parasite on the shoulders of employees of Postal Department and it will become a liability in future.
It has also come to our notice that the offices of IPPB well equipped with all facilities established in the prime location of Head Post offices will serve as back up office and entire work will be done by Postal Staff. Than it is not understood as to what was the need to take staff on deputation from various Banks on very high salaries and some staff has been taken from Post offices on deputation for whom deputation allowance will be paid.
If this will be the style of functioning of IPPB, it could be managed by the officers of Postal Department.
Further as we are seeing that the IPPB is being launched on 1st September 2018 for which grand celebrations are being organized at all levels and crores and crores rupees amount is being spent.
We oppose this type of extra vagancy on launch of IPPB as a grand celebration as it will yield no fruit full result as the survival and functioning of this bank will depend only on Postal employees. No political leader is going to make any efforts for the functioning of this bank.
It has caused more stress on Postal officers and staff as well to make this occasion a grand festival.
We have not seen this type of celebration even at the time of nationalization of 19 Banks in past.
Based on the above fats we would like to urge upon you, kindly do not make the opening of salary accounts by officials as mandatory.
(R. N. Parashar)