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Monday, March 31, 2014

Com. R N Dhal, Circle Secretary, R-III, Odisha Circle retiring from Govt. Service on 31.03.2014(A/N)

End of a Struggling Era
A blank space  created in the Odisha Postal Trade Union Movement
Emotional farewell meeting participated by all NFPE leaders

Com. Rabindranath Dhal, Circle Secretary, All India RMS & MMS Employees Union, Group-C, Odisha Circle branch, Leader, RJCM ( Staff Side ), Odisha Circle, Asst. Secretary General, NFPE, CHQ, General Secretary, Odisha State Coordination Committee, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers and above all a legendary leader of Odisha Postal Trade Union Movement  loved and respected by one and all is retiring from Govt. service on attaining the age of superannuation on 31.03.2014.
Born on 2nd March, 1954, Com. Dhal joined in the Department of Posts on 3rd November, 1973  in sorter cadre ( now called Sorting Assistant. ) in Rourkela RMS under RMS K Division, Jharsuguda. After his transfer to RMS N Division Cuttack under Rule-38 of Postal Manual, Vol. IV, he came in contact with Com. Banshidhar Mohanty, the then Circle Secretary,  R – III and Com. Joginath Jena, Divisional Secretary, R – IV and started his Trade Union career. He was elected the Branch Secretary, R – IV in 1983 and the Branch Secretary – R – III during 1986-87.He was elected Asst. Circle Secretary R-III and R – IV in 1985.Consequent upon retirement of Com. Banshidhar Mohanty on 31.10.1988, Com. Dhal shouldered the responsibility of the Circle Secretary, R –III and continued as an uncontested leader till his retirement. He became the Asst. general Secretary of R-III, CHQ in 2005 in Chennai AIC and  became the Leader , RJCM ( Staff Side ) in 2008. He has been nominated to Odisha Circle Staff Welfare Board for 3 terms. He shouldered the responsibility the Odisha State CoC of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers in 2004 and that of the NFPE in 2008 as Asst. General Secretary. He worked efficiently as the General Secretary of Confederation’s Odisha State CoC since 2011. Under his able leadership, not only NFPE and Confederation were / are  functioning in a well organized manner , but due to his hard work, devotion  and sincerity, the AIPEU GDS ( NFPE ) could be formed in Odisha Circle since 2012 and All India Postal & RMS Pensioners’ Association, Odisha Circle Branch on 28th December, 2013. He is also the Joint-Convener of Odisha Shramik Karmachari Ekta Manch and Cuttack City CoC. He has remained always a friend not only to the Group-C/Group-D/MTS/GDS but even to the Part-time Casual / Contingent Paid/Daily-wage workers. His contribution to the Postal and RMS workers of Odisha Circle during 199 Super Cyclone in arranging Bank Loan to the destitute will be remembered for ever. In the same spirit he also continued fighting for sanction of pay advance in favour of the Phailin  affected GDS of Odisha Circle.
He does not believe in any class prevailing in the society except the working class and has  always opted for plain living and high thinking. He has neglected his family but never neglected the union and its members/workers.
The 33rd Joint Circle Conference of All India RMS & MMS Employees Union, Group-C, Mail Guard & MTS Gr.-C, Odisha Circle branch which was concluded successfully on 30.03.2014 at Kalavikash Kendra, Cuttack witnessed an emotional farewell to Com. Dhal. All the leaders including Com. M Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE appreciated and put on record the activities of Com. Dhal as an efficient Trade Union Leader. Com. Krishnan told that leaders never retire. Com. Dhal will be free from the CCS ( Conduct ) Rules  from 01.04.2014 and will have his rebirth to work freely for the people of the country in general and for the downtrodden working class in particular.
The members of All India Postal Employees Union, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Divisional branch wish Com. Dhal a very healthy and peaceful retired life.

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