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Wednesday 8 October 2014



            The Circle Administration has recently issued the order of Compulsory Retirement from Service against Sri Samir Chakraborty, P.A., Kolkata GPO and former President of our Group-C union, Kolkata GPO branch. He was proceeded against on the false charges of misconduct while pursuing to keep the establishment of Kolkata GPO intact opposing the unjustified efforts of the administration to abolish/divert posts from there and other staff demands in the chamber of the then Director, Kolkata GPO on 28.9.2010. He was earlier awarded the punishment of stoppage of next increment for six months without cumulative effect by the Disciplinary Authority (Ad-hoc) disposing the Rule-14 proceedings against him. The Appellate Authority (Ad-hoc), DPS, Kolkata Region, reviewed the case suo-moto and enhanced the punishment to CRS with an absolute vindictive and vengeful attitude. As Comrade Chakraborty was the President of the GPO Union at that time, he has preferred an appeal ahainst the earlier punishment to the President of India as per rule (which is one of the privileges of office-bearers of union) which is still pending. But DPS (KR) has passed this order without caring for a decent wait for the order of the President of India.

       Our comrades may remember that this DPS (KR) has taken an anti-NFPE stance since his inception of charge. Circle Unions had to protest his actions and behaviour from the very beginning. We also staged demonstrations against his actions and corrupt practices while he was temporarily in charge as Director, Kolkata GPO. Due to our strong demonstrations and facts, the then Chief PMG was compelled to withdraw him from that post. Naturally, apart from discharging the role and responsibilities of an appellate authority, he also has some personal agenda and grudge behind these orders against our members. He also issued same order against our comrades of North Presidency Division.     

      Thus, this punishment order has obviously been issued to create an environment of panic and fear psychosis among the staff, with the ulterior motive to pacify movement and protests of our organisation. We are sure that our comrades would neither be panicked nor such atrocious attacks of the administration could make NFPE surrender before them. Our glorious legacy proves that such attacks strengthened NFPE more and staff unity reached a peak through protest movements.

     The Circle Union calls upon all divisional and branch unions to stage a lunchtime demonstrations on Thursday or Friday (8th or 9th October) to pass a resolution against this action and demanding immediate cancellation of this order by the intervention of the Chief PMG, West Bengal Circle. The resolution should be faxed to the Chief PMG (033-2212-0811) and PMG, Kolkata Region (033-2212-0077). Mobilise maximum number of comrades in this program to exhibit our resentment against the atrocities of the administration and protesting the effort of a section of officers to destabilise the harmony between administration and staff in our circle. 

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    This joint demonstration of NFPE Group of unions, ......... division/branch strongly condemns the unjustified, biased and atrocious order of compulsory retirement against Sri Samir Chakraborty, P.A., Kolkata GPO, issued by the DPS, Kolkata Region, and demands immediate cancellation of the C.O. order no. Vig/Z-2/1/14/S.Chakraborty/Appeal dated 08.9.2014 communicating the order.

     This demonstration hopes that the new Chief PMG, West Bengal Circle will review the situation realistically and impartially and will pass a judicious order cancelling the punishment to maintain the harmony in our circle intact, otherwise there will be no other alternative but to launch intense trade union movement throughout the circle.
(sign. of the President)
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