No. P3/2-75/Vellore Dt. 25.04.2014.
Shri. Mervin Alexander, IPS.,
Sub: Unruly behavior of Sr. Postmaster , Vellore HPO and unleashing of Trade
Union Victimization against the Union Office bearers at Vellore Division
inviting series of Trade Union actions disturbing Industrial Peace at
Vellore Division – Request for personal intervention of PMG,CCR – Reg.
Ref: This union letter dt. 15.04.2014.
The kind and personal attention of our PMG is invited to this union reference cited, wherein we have discussed at length about the unruly behavior and activities of the Sr. Postmaster, and requested for a detailed enquiry with the staff immediately.
Besides, we have requested to take action, so as to stop victimization of the union office bearers, those who have taken part in the informal meeting held with the Sr. Postmaster and to cancel the arbitrary issuance of the transfer orders of the SSPOs., Vellore issued on our Divisional President, who is certified as a good worker by the earlier administrations.
But to our dismay, it is observed that , instead of making a thorough enquiry on this issue , the SSPOs., Vellore Dn., himself has taking side, and sending negative reports , on the union office bearers , of his own, to the higher authorities, even without conducting ground level enquiry or even without relying on the statements of the witnesses already recorded.
Further, the Postmaster, Vellore has issued charge sheet against our Divisional Secretary , for the Medical Leave already he availed during period from 22.7.13, stating that the leave was not granted properly. Similarly, while our President Sri. B. Amruthaganesan applied EL on MC from 12.4.2014, his leave period was declared as unauthorized absence by the Sr. Postmaster and arbitrary orders were issued to withhold his pay and allowances, even without waiting for getting report from the Dist. Medical Board.
Such actions of the Local Administration , further aggravating the situation and spoiling the conducive working atmosphere at Vellore Division. Even though the timely intervention of the Circle Union with good intention and on the assurances of the PMG, CCR, has stopped, the announced struggle at Vellore and stopped the circulation of notices, we are now in a thrust to go ahead for Regional level programme of action against the atrocities of the Vellore Divisional administration.
Even now , we are having a ray of hope on our PMG, for his judicious intervention and we request that
i) the arbitrary transfer orders issued to our Divisional President Sri. B. Amrutha ganesan should be cancelled immediately, If his presence is felt by the Divl. administration, to be a hindrance for a free and fair enquiry, why similar yardstick not applied in the case of Sr. Postmaster, Vellore ?
ii) the arbitrary withholding of pay and allowances against our Divisional President, Sri. B. Amruthaganesan, made by the Postmaster, Vellore should be withdrawn immediately . There is no provision in any rule to withhold the pay and allowances for a case already referred to the Regional Director of Health Services for second medical opinion.
iii) the rude victimizations unleashed against the union office bearers should be stopped immediately, besides dropping the charge sheet issued against our Divisional Secretary, Sri. S. Veeran by the Sr. Posstmaster, for the leave already he availed , 9 months back. It is to mention here that, being Sri. S. Veeran is P.A. Vellore Fort and the entire dely Estt. of vellore Fort is attached with Vellore HO for the time being , the Sr. Postmaster is not to be the Disc. Authority in his case and the issuance of the charge sheet itself is illegal.
Expecting justice from our PMG on this confrontation made by the Divl. level Officers against our Trade Union .