Sunday, February 15, 2009

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:Dear All, This letter is to update you on some recent developments and also to specifically thank f our people who have been taking an active interest to mobilise support and spread awareness on our efforts to ensure speedy conduct of review dpc as per statutory rules and favourable court verdicts. In this connection, we would like to specially mention efforts being taken by Sh. Anoop Khajuria, PEX in Delhi, Shri V.K Sambyal, ASD in Delhi , Sajal Maiti, Linda Mukherji and Shriniwas Sharma in Kolkotta , Tamil Vanan who cordinated Pondicherry, Smt Latha Raju who is supporting the case efforts in Chennai , Our friends in Kerala like Jyotish Kumar , Shri Sachidanad Singh , ASD in Itanagar who is playing a key role in the NorthEast with support from Shri Sanjeev Borthakur and Atanu Saikia and Sh. Humayun Kaiser and others in J&K. . Our special thanks are due to Sh. Raja Rao and his team for efforts that they have been taking to revitalise AUPO's Andhra Pradesh Unit. On behalf of the Central Coordinating Committee of AUPO, I would like to place on record our thanks for the same.Meanwhile a blog has also been created by one of our colleagues. The blog can b accessed at It will help all of us to exchange our views on important issues. As conveyed to some of you earlier , I had spoken to CEO and briefed him about the injustice being faced by UPSC programme officers and he had offered to give me time to sit with him along with documents. However, I had requested that AUPO would be giving him a formal representation and a delegation of our UPSC recruited programme offfcers would be meeting him. He has promised to grant us time for this and was also very positive stating "Tell your friends that they have a friend in me and that I have a penchant for justice ".We hope that he will be able to help resolve this long standing injustice . As you know the PSWA is also actively and strongly supporting AUPO's efforts for justice . Our fight has been greatley strengthened because of critical documents obtained through RTI and other sources by Shri Pramod Mehtaa , President of the PSWA. It is primarily because of his effort that the critical and crucial cut off date establishing that those staff artists who entered on contract after 28-2-1982 have no place in the regular programme cadre was first brought to the fore.As of today it is becoming increasingly important that none of UPSC programme officers continue to be with the PSA,. The presence of UPSC recruits in the PSA , has not been able to give us any benefit so far. On the contrary it only gives them the legitimacy to wrongly represent issues concerning direct recruit UPSC officers and this is sadly preventing the joint efforts of PSWA and AUPO to resolve the issue strictly on the basis of statutory recruitment rules and court judgments .I shall be mailing you a copy of our representation to CEO as soon as it is finalised.Presently , in the South we have good cordination thanks to Tamil Vanan in Pondicherry , Smt Latha Raju , Shri Murugan in Tamil Nadu , Jyotish , Unnikrishnan Unnithan and others in Kerala . However, I find awareness is not very strong in Karnataka . . I would request Sh. Raja Rao to act as the Zonal Coordinator for the South and take special efforts for Karnataka and also Orissa , an area where he has served for several years . Hrushikesh Panigrahi , an 88 batch Pex is presently with the MOS of the Ministry of Rural Development in Delhi.While his efforts are on from Delhi, as I understand from Amlan support for coordination can be sought from Smt Sudha Mishra,DDP of STIP Bhubaneshwar and Dr H.K. Panda , ASD Behrampur. Similarly ,iIn Karnataka Sh Belaki, ASD and Smt Saraswathi, ASD could be of support. I will also request Sh. Bharatidhiri, ASD in DD Directorate to support Sh. Raja Rao's efforts in Karnataka as he comes from Karnataka.I have already discussed with Sh Bharathadhiri the need to energise UPSC programme officers in Karnataka. In Gujarat, I would request Smt Rupa Mehta to take responsibility for coordination in Gujarat, and Dr Sailesh Shrivastav for Bombay/Maharashtra.In Bihar and UP we have a lot of our people . Shri P.K. Jha should take the lead from Patna and also coordinate Jharkhand. In U.P , we would request Dr Tahseen Abassi, D.S. Chauhan and Dr Ajit Chaturvedi to work as a team as it is a very big state. It is important that in every state UPSC Programme Officers are organised,so that we can ensure now and in the future that our interests are protected. It is important that we have the statewise contact list , telephone numbers and email details of each and every one of the UPSC recruits. Sh. Raja Rao has created a useful format for collecting the details in Andhra Pradesh. I am enclosing the format for replication in other states.Our Members can be told that contributions to AUPO for our legal battle can be made directly to the AUPO bank account . Please circulate AUPO bank name and number to all our UPSC recruits who may send the sum of Rs 5000/ (five thousand only)for our legal efforts individually or in groups directly to the bank account.We may be informed details of money sent through email. All Payments done by AUPO such as to Lawyers etc are done only through cheques to ensure transparency. Details of Bank records are given below. Name: "Association of UPSC recruited Programme Officers of AIR &DD". (DO NOT WRITE AUPO . Write the full name of the Association. ) Bank Account No : S.B A/c . 601610100045188Bank Name: Bank of India, Parliament Street, New Delhi.regardsJose Jude Mathew


Meenu khare said...

Commendable Efforts.Keep it up.Pl. remove word verification. Its so irritating.

AUPO said...

Word verification has been removed