NON-DISCLOSURE OF THE IDENTITY OF THE SENDER UNDER PIDPI: DOP ORDER DATED 26.11.2021
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi — 110001
All the Heads of Circles
Subject: Non-disclosure of the identity of the sender under PIDPI.
I am directed to refer to the CVC 10.0. letter No. Cont/Mise/21/02 dated 17.11.2021 and PO Division office letter No. 31-01/2021-PO dated 03.03.2021 and 03.11.2021 (copies enclosed) whereby instructions regarding acceptance of the envelopes addressed to CVC and marked as ‘PIDPI’ or ‘Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer’ without insisting on the name and address of the sender were issued to all the Heads of Circles.
2. It has been observed that the aforesaid instructions have not percolated down to all those who are involved in the booking of Registered/ Speed Post articles. In this regard, concerns have been raised by the Central Vigilance Commission citing the gap in the implementation of the aforesaid instructions.
3. It is, therefore, reiterated that all the employees may be sensitized not to insist on the name and address of the sender and accept the envelopes marked as ‘PIDPI’ or ‘Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer’ addressed to the CVC by entering ‘PIDPI” in the name and address fields of Registered ‘Speed Post articles. It is also requested to display the poster (copy enclosed) at prominent places in Post Offices under your jurisdiction. It is suggested that in the BOs and smaller offices, the posters should be printed on A-4 size paper and displayed on the notice boards. It is also requested to give wide publicity to these instructions duly translated in local’ regional languages through the use of Circle websites and other social media platforms. PTCs may also be instructed to include these in the different training modules.
4, The matter may be accorded ‘Top Priority’,
This issues with the approval of DG(PS).