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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Divisional Union writes to the SSPOs, Bhubaneswar on dissatisfactory Civil & Electrical maintenance Works of Rasulgarh SO

No. UN/BN–AIPEU/Gr.-C/02-06/2015
Dated at Bhubaneswar the 30th June, 2015
The Senior Superintendent of Post Offices
Bhubaneswar Division, Bhubaneswar – 751 009

Sub: Dissatisfactory Civil/Electrical Maintenance Works of Rasulgarh S O. 


         Inviting a kind reference to this Union’s letter No. UN-BN/AIPEU-Gr.-C/ 08 - 09 / 2011, dated  23rd  September, 2011 reiterating the miserable condition of  Rasulgarh Sub Post Office ( Class ‘A’) building and its unhygienic environmental  atmosphere functioning since March, 2009 in the  erstwhile Bag Washing Plant  left abandoned in the most dilapidated condition and this union’s subsequent discussions in several monthly union meetings, we are happy to note that of late administrative approval by the  Department has been given for Rs. 14, 53, 570/-  vide C O Memo No. Bldg/16-440/2003, dated 20.10.2014 for undertaking civil and electrical maintenance works to make it suitable for operation in the light of Project Arrow concept and such works are in progress now.

        But, most regretfully we would now once again like to bring to the notice of the administration the unsatisfactory maintenance work now being undertaken as follows ( List attached separately) which were observed by our team members during visit to the post office in connection with collection of Authorization Letter during the current membership verification process.

Thus, we would like to appeal the SSPOs kindly to pay his personal visit immediately to the area to examine if the projected and estimated works have been done properly or not. In addition, we would also like to request to look into the above short-comings and arrange for immediate renovation / construction / installation of the left out works and till then, the office may be allowed to function in the present location.           

Some photographs taken during the visit of our team members are attached here with for kind perusal. 

With regards.
Yours faithfully,
Attached.-As above  

Divisional Secretary

 Copy submitted to the Assistant Director ( Building), O / o the Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, Bhubaneswar – 751 009 for kind information and necessary action.

Dissatisfactory Civil/Electrical Maintenance Works now undertaken at Rasulgarh S O, Bhubaneswar – 751 010 

1.     The front view of the post office still gives an unappreciable look due to presence of a thatched hotel adjacent to the boundary wall of the post office. The hotel owner uses the space in between the front boundary wall and post office as his garbage yard. The heap of leftover / stale foods, used up polythene, water / wine bottles, rotten fruits / vegetables and their scales/scraps in front of the post office building create a very poor figure. The road-side hotel needs to be shifted soon and the inside area requires perfect cleaning which can be developed into a beautiful garden to enhance the look of the post office.

2.     The bottom portion of the iron gate in the main entrance has been rusted / damaged which should have been replaced. But without any replacement / repairing, the same damaged gate has been coloured which is too unfortunate.  

3.     The compound wall has remained un-plastered and surprisingly the same un-plastered wall has somewhere been coloured and somewhere left blank. The compound wall requires complete plastering.

4.     It is seen that only the public space has been tiled leaving the back-side of counter portion giving an odd-look to the renovated area.

5.     The office has no cycle/motor-cycle shed for the employees. The right side front area which has been heaped with unused materials can be cleaned and a shed can be constructed with a very nominal expenditure.  Or else, a portion of the back-side vast vacant area full of wild weed and bushes  can be cleaned to construct a shed.

6.     The renovated building has no provision for the delivery branch, though Rasulgarh S O has the sanctioned strength of  8 Postmen and 1 Sorting Postman.

7.     It is unfortunate to see unused / obsolete and burnt electrical panels in the entrance hall after renovation. These cabinets may cause harm to the employees / building with electrical short circuits if not removed. This room can be converted to a beautiful space to accommodate the delivery staff removing the unused electrical panels with required civil and electrical works putting a partition wall in front of the lavatory.

8.     The doors and windows of the old Bag Washing Plant have been kept open. Many windows are completely broken and the plant has direct open ways to the post office portion which posses a complete threat of theft. Such broken windows and open doors required to be closed immediately.

9.     The back-side area of the  building full of wild weed and bushes has no light provision and thus not safe at all.

10.  The P O building has no water connection depriving the staff members from the provision of basic amenities.

11.  No provision has been made for the server room and the sify net-working cabinet has been installed on the wall giving an indecent look to the PO.

12.  The generator has been left abandoned in the back-side vacant area full of wild weed and bushes  under rain and sun. A shed is required to protect the generator.

Divisional Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C
Bhubaneswar Divnl. Branch
Abandoned generator amongst weed and wild bushes without shed/protection 
 Half-finished floor without tiles behind the counter
 Damaged main entrance ( Right-side)
 Damaged main entrance ( Left-side)
 Damaged windows of dilapidated Bag Washing Plant
 Burnt/unused electrical panel-1
 Burnt/unused electrical panel-2
 Open way without door from Bag Washing Plant to Post Office
 Open space filled with unused materials
 Road-side thatched hotel closed to the front compound wall
Front compound wall remaining unplastered -1
  Front compound wall remaining unplastered -2
Front compound wall remaining unplastered -3
Space  between the front boundary wall and post office 

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