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Monday, October 29, 2012

Divisional Union writes to free the SPMs / Postmasters from obtaining the targeted business in P L I

The Senior Superintendent of Post Offices
Bhubaneswar Division, Bhubaneswar – 751 009

No. UN-BN/AIPEU-Gr.-C/ 04 – 10 / 2012,           Dated at  Bhubaneswar the 29th October, 2012

Sub:     Organization of RPLI Mela on 04.11.2012 ( Sunday )
Ref.-    Divisional Office letter No. PLI-RPLI/Misc/2012-13, dated 19.10.2012

In response to Divisional Office letter under reference on the above subject, we would like to intimate that C O letter No. LI/Misc-2/09-10/Ch-IV, dated  25.09.2012 initially issued to organize PLI Mela on 28.10.2012 with instruction to treat the failure to attend / procure policy [Para – 5 (e)] and other condition for providing tea/snacks/lunch to the policy procurers  [ Para – 5 (d) ] were subsequently deleted/modified after the facts were brought to the kind notice of the Chief PMG and DPS ( BD & Mktg.) by AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle branch and fresh order was issued by C O on 05.10.2012  rescheduling the Mela to 04.11.2012.
But we are highly shocked to notice that SSPOs has threatened vide Divisional Office letter under reference to view the absence of anyone seriously which has not been a clause/condition in the original letter issued by C O afresh. No other Division except Bhubaneswar has also issued such a letter threatening their staff members for the purpose. While we do agree that a lot of staff motivation is required to achieve the target given to this Division, the present threatening has de-motivated the staff members of this Division a lot.
It is needless to reiterate that due to the sincere efforts of our staff members only, Bhubaneswar Division has ranked 1st in procuring highest business in premium products, 1st in procuring highest number of PLI Policies, 1st in procuring highest business in PLI sum assured and 3rd in earning revenue on e-Payment during the year 2009-10 in Odisha Circle  for which the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle has already awarded the SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Division on 10.09.2010. Such tempo is still continuing and our staff members have proved their efficiency several times before without any threatening from Divisional Office. We are completely aware of the trend in which the Department is proceeding ahead and we are not against achieving the target fixed for our Division/Circle.

As such, with due regards to the sentiments of the staff members, we would like to request the SSPOs to withdraw the clause threatening the staff members in Divisional Office letter under reference.

Secondly, it has  also brought to the notice of this union that only Premium Receipt Books [LI-7(a)] and some blank Proposal Forms for PLI ( LI-24) have been supplied in a hurry to the SPMs/Postmasters just a few days before without any brochure. Admittedly, for earlier non-involvement, many SPMs/Postmasters are also not aware of following the premium calculation tables and thus need some guidance and time to be conversant with the rules and procedures for collecting the PLI proposals correctly. Further, it is aware that  the SPMs / Postmasters are not field staff and their job is  quite confined to the four walls of the office overburdened with excessive workload.

As such, considering the nature of job, untrained quality in procuring PLI business and excessive workload now a day, we once again request the administration to relax the target fixed for collection of PLI proposals exclusively by SPMs / Postmasters.

A line of reply is highly solicited.

With regards.
Yours faithfully,
Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C
 Bhubaneswar Divisional Branch

Copy to Com. R C Mishra, Circle Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Odisha Circle for information and necessary action. He is requested to appraise the Circle administration to free the SPMs / Postmasters from obtaining the targeted business and not to create a fear-psychosis of disciplinary action in the minds of the peace loving devoted staff members for not attending melas on Sundays/Holidays.
Secretary, AIPEU, Gr.-C
 Bhubaneswar Divisional Branch


  1. Before fixing targets, administration should realize the limitations of SPMs/Postmasters.

  2. Fixation of unachievable targets means nothing. Postal authorities are not business professionals.

  3. Is Bhubaneswar Division separate from others ? Why SSPOs, Bhubaneswar is overacting ?

  4. Any kind of threatening is not the key either to success or to motivation. Administration should first know the motivation technique and then think for achieving targets.