No. P3/2-14/Chennai City North Dt. 26.03.2012
Shri. M.S. Ramanujan, IPS,
Chennai City Region,
Chennai 600 002.
Sub : Indiscriminate Closure of P.O.s in Chennai City North Division by the SSPOs-
Request for immediate intervention to stop such orders, as already assured- Reg.
It is alarmingly reported by our Divisional Union that there are serials of closure of Pos at Chennai City North Division very recently , and there are such moves in Korukkuppet PO, Cemetry Road PO and now GA Road PO , within one month. Of these Korukkupet and Cemetry Road P.O. s were closed abruptly , despite of stiff resistance by the public as well as political parties.
Also it is observed that there are more than 20 P.O.s closed in Chennai City North Dn alone within a couple of years. We feel that , this is totally against the interest of the common public and totally against the orders of the Department. We have already represented with your goodself on various occasions citing the Directorate orders and you have personally assured to our Circle Union , during our last meeting at the close of February 2012, that no P.O. would be closed hereafter in your Region except simultaneous relocation of P.O.,that too if so warranted on unavoidable circumstances. Contrary to that such abrupt closures are happening , which is pushing the Circle union to go on serials of agitational programmes through out the Circle very shortly. Many public organizations and print/electronic medias are also pressing our Union to go ahead against such anti-people activities of the ground level officers. We are desisting such moves, since still we believe on the assurances of our PMG, CCR.
To our surprise and shock that, the GA Road PO in which recently a huge SB/RD/MIS fraud, to the tune of lakhs, was committed by the erstwhile Lady incumbent SPM, is ordered for closure by 27.3.2012. It is alleged that because of the patronage she enjoys with powers-that-be at ASP cadre person/persons, the admn. initially took no initiative to take action. No suspension was made but only transfer orders issued to another office. When the amount involved was growing into alarming proportions, the admn was compelled to suspend her.
The ASP who was entrusted with the 100% verification work, moved in snail’s pace. He never visited the office for about 10 days, resulting in LRPAs deputing to that office facing music from irate public, large chunk of which are fisherman folks. A lady LRPA fell ill and had to be hospitalized. A gent LR fell from two wheeler and got injured. Another official fell sick. All because of tension and stress that resulted in depression. The matter was taken up through our circle union with CPMG and then only 100% verification started moving. Though nearly 40 days have lapsed only 40% of verification was reported to have been completed.
Now, this closure move AND IT IS RUMOURED EVEN AT THE D.O. AREA THAT THE OFFICE IS PLANNED FOR CLOSURE HASTILY JUST TO PROTECT THE FRAUDULENT OFFICIAL AND IN THE NAME OF TRANSFERRING DOCUMENTS TO THE OFFICE TO WHICH IT IS TO BE MERGED THERE MAY BE ATTEMPT TO MISS [?] THE RECORDS DELIBERATELY OR TO INDULGE IN OTHER UNSCRUPULOUS METHODS TO DESTROY OR ALTER PAGES OF LEDGERS. THIS IS MOST SERIOUS MATTER. DVL UNION ALREADY INTERVENED BUT D.O. IS VERY ADAMANT.
In addition, it is reported that, another PO , Kosapet is also ordered to be closed this month. In these circumstances, our Circle Union requests the PMG, CCR for the strong and urgent intervention to stop such closure moves and to restore the services of Korukkupet, Cemetry Road Pos immediately.
Otherwise, we have no other option except to go on direct trade union action throughout Tamilnadu Circle. Our Circle Working Committee held at Pudukkottai on 17.03. and 18.03.2012 has also endorsed such moves.
Expecting your kind and immediate intervention and a line in reply.
Smt. Shanthi Nair, IPS,
Chief Postmaster General,
Chennai 600 002 for kind notice and immediate intervention.