DECENTRALIZATION OF PLI/RPLI.
No.PF-42/2011 Dated: 19th July, 2011
Ms Radhika Doraiswamy
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110116
Sub: Decentralization of PLI/RPLI.
Ref: Discussion held on 1.7.2011.
This is regarding the minutes of the meeting taken by CGM PLI with Postal Joint Council of Action comprising AIPAOEU, Gr-'C' & Gr-'D' (NFPE) and AIPAOA (FNPO) representing Circle Administrative Offices.
The meeting was held on 01/07/2011. There were two issues, (1) Stop decentralization of PLI & RPLI and ensure status quo (2) save DPLI office of Kolkata and ensure job security of staff of DPLI, Kolkata.
It is reported that Staff sides views for decentralization in respect of RPLI to the extent of acceptance of proposals, issuance of Premium Receipt Books & Policy documents and centralization of those items of work for PLI were misinterpreted in the minutes.
While, the minutes of the meeting held on 01/07/2011 was issued on 14/07/2011, a DO letter bearing no-25-1/2011-11 dated 06/07/2011 decentralizing the works of maturity claims upto Rs 5 Lakhs, sanctioning of Loans and Revival of policies to the divisions, have taken us all by surprise. Unfortunately, no information was given on that score in that meeting. Strangely enough no iota of information regarding the steps already taken through the gazette notification dated 28/04/2011 and corrigendum dated 25/05/2011 was given to the staff side. In the entire meeting the focal point of discussion of the staff side was for centralization of PLI proposal acceptance and issuance of policy documents works in COs/ROs. After sales Services were never declared as already decentralized in the said meeting, rather, it was reiterated by the CGM PLI that the after sales services for PLI/RPLI are being done by the COs/ROs.
With the strength of that order, we understand some Circle Heads are acting in a hectic manner and already ordered for closure of after sales services works in COs/ROs, and calculating the surplus number of staff in COs/ROs.
In view of the above, you are requested to arrange for holding a review meeting with both the unions and till such time the order circulated through DO letter bearing No-25-1/2011-11 dtd 06/07/2011 may be kept in abeyance.
Secretary General, NFPE