postal staff oppose penalities
Division leader of All India Postal Employees' Union Ch Suryanarayana addressing the dharna camp at the regional post office in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
Visakhapatnam: The irate Visakha division members of All India Postal Employees’ Union and Federation of National Postal Employees staged a dharna, at the office of Post Master General, here on Thursday, demanding to stop recoveries from subsidiary offenders in the name of ‘contributory negligence’ and to recover the amount from those who had been involved in the fraud.
Referring to the reported financial fraud to the tune of Rs 80 lakh in the sub-office of MVP Colony, the divisional secretary of National Federation of Postal Employees Ch Suryanarayana said that police took statements from the employees as part of investigation.
Stating that not just the employees but also the officers were involved in the fraud. he demanded to probe the officers too by bringing them under the purview of contributory negligence’.
He questioned as to why the officials were hesitating to recover the amount from the person who committed the fraud adding that they were simply replying that a representation was given to the Collector to take appropriate action. He alleged that the higher officials were demanding the retired employees to pay Rs 1 lakh each by issuing a chargesheet under rule-14 as part of their recovery move..
He demanded to recover the fraud amount from the person responsible and not make retired employees scapegoats without granting them pension and other retirement perks.
All India president of postmen-group D, S K Hummayan, Circle president K Narayana Rao, assistant secretary M Nageswara Rao, Joint Action Committee convenor S Dass and divisional secretary V S Arunkumar while addressing the dharna camp, demanded to appoint additional staff for delivering Adhar Cards, to resolve the cases pending against ED employees, to give 25 per cent of vacant posts to casual and contingent employees and to stop recoveries from the subsidiary offenders in the fraud that came to light in the sub-offce, MVP Colony.
They warned the officials against harassing the retired employees and the staff in service and threatened to intensify the agitation in case this continues.
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