On behalf of National federation of Postal Employees, Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE, Com. R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE and on behalf of AIPEU Group ‘C’, Com. N. Subramanian, General Secretary, Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary & Com. A. Veeramani, AGS have met the chairman Shri. T. S. R. Subramanian, Task force on Leveraging the Post office Network on 27.11.2014 at Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Chairman of the Task force warmly welcomed the union leaders and explained how the postal network could be utilized in a positive manner. The interaction with the union side is mainly on the following points.
1. E- Commerce
3. Aadhar Centre
4. Financial inclusion
5. Data collection for various departments
6. Data updation for various departments
7. More Insurance products
8. More Savings Products
9. MGNREGA, Old age / widow / Disabled, Pension, Transfer of Benefit schemes
10. Physical network & Component
11. Physical to digital
12. Sale of prepaid cards for various telecom, Mobile services, TV channels as well as post paid payments.
13. Market Surveys
In the memorandum we earlier submitted, many service/business activities of the state governments and other departments of Central Government including private players that can be done by the Postal Departments have been mentioned. All the same were also emphasized in the meeting.
The Chairman asserted us that there will be no retrenchment elsewhere and instead more staff is needed to be employed especially in rural areas. Our view of increasing the work and staff also is positively taken by the Chairman. We requested him to suggest in its report to make the GDS as full time employee while optimizing the Postal Network.
Let us wait and see what it will propose and recommend.