PROMOTION OF POSB SCHEMES
AIPRPA SUPPORTS AND REQUESTS ALL PENSIONERS WHO HAVE BANK ACCOUNTS FOR PENSION TO COME BACK TO POSB
BUT IS THE DOP READY TO MAKE INTROSPECTION?
“Initiatives to be undertaken for promotion of POSB schemes” – This is the new Mantra of the Department of Posts! POSB Accounts are being encouraged by the Department of Posts now! Good. But is it not that on everything that the Department comes to the same conclusion that the Unions come much earlier? Be it that Mackenzie issue or Decentralization of SB/RD or such important issues in the past, the Staff Side had always taken a correct stand much before the Department proposing for changes for adverse. At the time the Department insisted for opening of Bank Accounts in Private or Nationalized Banks for drawing salary and pension, it was the Unions that insisted for opening POSB accounts instead of going elsewhere! Letter after letters were written to the Department on this issue by the Unions and Federations but the Department refused to keep its ears open! Postal Staff all over the country resisted the move of the Department, but to no avail. Ultimately many have gone to Banks with the hope that loans will be available on the strength of their Salary / Pension Bank SB Accounts. If they have taken loans, then they cannot shift their Salary or Pension Account from their Banks until the loans are repaid completely! Now, the DoP wants all staff and pensioners are to open POSB accounts for salary and pension! Well, we are in support of this move and we request all Pensioners to return to POSB for drawing pension but is it not necessary that the DOP makes an introspection into its own attitude of taking important decisions without taking the viewpoints of the Staff Side into consideration time and again? Will it be the last occasion? Time only will tell……