Thursday, March 31, 2016

Karnataka AIPEU P3 Circle Council meeting 2016 on the 24th & 25th March 2016 at Bangalore.

Brief Report of the AIPEU Group C, Karnataka Circle Council meeting held at “The Bell Hotel”
on the 24th & 25th March 2016 at Bangalore.

The Circle Council meeting was inaugurated by our beloved Com. M Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi.

Smt Usha Chandrashekar, Chief Post Master General, Karnataka Circle attended the Open Session of the Council Meeting as the Chief Guest. Sri Rajendra Kumar, Post Master General, South Karnataka Region, Sri D S V R Murthy, Director Postal Services, HQs, Bangalore Region graced this occasion as Guests of Honour. Sri L K Dash, Director Postal Services, South 
Karnataka Region, graced the event on 25th march 2016 as Guest of Honour.

Karnataka Circle, which is always a pioneer in many aspects, has created a history. Smt Usha Chandrashekar, Chief Post Master General, Karnataka Circle has initiated a novel & path breaking step in India Post. She has interacted directly with the Divisional/Branch Secretaries, listening patiently the difficulties faced by staff, in their day to day functioning in the office, their needs in the running of the post offices smoothly, the infrastructure needs, the technology induction problems, augmentation of human resources and so on. Some instant solutions were provided, many were noted down for perusal, and the larger ones like Finacle, McCamish, Sify Networking &C S I at Mysore, Madam has assured that the issues have already been taken up with the Directorate and solutions will be found. This was a two hour programme. The interaction has soothed the staff who are working under great strain and pressure. It is a big and innovative bold step. Smt Usha Chandrashekar, CPMG Karnataka Circle will be remembered for this first of its kind initiative forever. AIPEU Group-C Karnataka Circle salutes Madam and Sri D S V R Murthy, DPS, for this and offers their sincere thanks.
Following this Sri S Rajendra Kumar, Post Master General, South Karnataka Region, explained in detail the measures being taken to ease the functioning of C S I at Mysore Division. He has assured the light at the end of the tunnel.
Next Day, i.e. on 25th March 2016, Sri L K Dash, Director Postal Services addressing the gathering gave a lucid account of the organizational challenges and the problems confronting the postal department and its employees. He highlighted, the undergoing changes of India Post in the competitive, market scenario, the work load and culture imposed upon the postal employees, which is onerous, comparing to any other central government department. He urged upon the employees to take it into their strike the changes and make themselves a force to reckon with.
Com. Krishnan, Secretary General, COC, with his usual eloquence and details held the house spell bound. The house heard him with rapt attention of the measures being taken by central union leaders at National level for all the issues concerning the staff--be it 7th CPC, technology, human resources, strike etc.
Com. Krishnan has stated in clear that Karnataka Circle AIPEU P-3 is one among the top 6 Circles of NFPE. The council meeting was a packed gathering of about 150 members on both the days. The venue and the style of the Council meeting was a pleasant experience for the delegates. AIPEU P-3 Karnataka Circle, has brought in corporate style of meetings in the Union field, since its Bi-ennial Conference of 2014.
It is also resolved in the Circle Council that a phased agitational programme is charted out for the early resolution of technology problems like, Finacle, Sify networking, band width, McCamish, & CSI at Mysore.
All the Divisional and Branch Secretaries, from all over Karnataka, participated in the Council meeting and a majority of them were overwhelmingly happy about the deliberations and the chance to interact with the CPMG Karnataka directly which is an life time experience for them. Many of them have appreciated the initiatives taken by the Circle Union leaders to redress the sufferings of the postal working class.
The present team under the Presidentship of Com. N Chandrashekar, has reached many a milestone, but the journey is long and many more things have to be done for the betterment of the postal workers. With, a fervent hope, I look forward that the deliberations of this Circle Council Meeting comprising of the collective intelligence of the enlightened Circle office bearers, Divisional Secretaries and Circle Councilors will take us to new heights, to move forward in the right direction for the welfare of postal fraternity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G. Janakiram,
                                                                                                               Circle Secretary.

     NFPE Zindabad                             AIPEU Zindabad                  Workers Unity Zindabad

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