UNILATERAL AND ARBITRARY MERGER OF POSTAL STORE DEPOTS AND CIRCLE STAMP DEPOT
NFPE WRITES TO THE DEPARTMENT
No. PF-61/2019 Dated: 27th August-2020
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001
Sub: Unilateral and arbitrary merger of Postal Store Depots and Circle Stamp Depot.
Ref: Directorate No. 12-6/2016-UPE dated 25.08.2020.
It is rather dismayed to note that the Directorate has issued unilateral and arbitrary orders for merging PSDs and CSDs and keeping only one PSDs in one Circle barring few exceptions.
All these PSDs and CSDs were formed to cater the needs of the Post Offices based on Geographical connections and decentralization was made in order to ensure quick supply of indents to the Post Offices. After merger it will adversely affect the efficiency in supply of Stamps/Stationery/Forms and other articles. It will also create problems in carrying the indents by mail and logistic to longer distance by incurring more expenditure.
The existing system has proved time tested and there is no need to modify.
The staff working in those PSDs and CSDs which have been merged to others will face difficulties in their posting and transfer. Their promotional avenues will also be disrupted.
Therefore, this type of merger will create so many problems and difficulties to staff as well as official functioning which will adversely affect the Postal Services at field level.
It is therefore, requested to kindly look into the matter and reconsider the decision of merger and closure of PSDs and CSDs which is also against the agreement between Administration and Union as it was agreed in the JCM Departmental Council Meeting held in July-2011 that no office will be closed or merged without consultation with union.
If the same practice continues, the unions will be compelled to launch agitational programmes.
Hoping for a positive action.