Request for temporary closure of Post offices in Hotspot areas and High containment Zones of Maharashtra Circle-SG FNPO Writes letter to Chairman,Postal Services Board.
Ref 03/FNPO/MH/COVID-19/2020 Date 11/05/2020
Postal Services Board,
Department of Posts,
New Delhi 110 001.
Sub: Request for temporary closure of Post offices in Hotspot areas and High containment Zones of Maharashtra Circle.
Ref: My Federation letter dated 17/04/2020.
Your kind attention is invited the letter under reference wherein my federation request the Directorate to issue orders to close down the post offices in the Hot spot area till the normalcy restores.
Now my federation came to know in Maharashtra circle particularly in Mumbai/Pune/Malegaon regions more than 15,000 COVID-19 positive cases are reported it is most unfortunate few postal officials are found positive apart from these two deaths of Postal officials have been reported in Maharashtra circle these unsavory incidents proved how this region affected badly.
Your office already issued an order exempting the officials/officers in Delhi/NCR from attending the offices in containment Zones vide Dte.No. AD-91/10/2020-Admin dtd. 28/04/2020. But this order is applicable only Delhi/NCR.
Further the medical staff and other personnel who work at frontline related to Covid-19 are provided with PPE. The postal staff particularly delivery staff directly come in contact with the customers directly while rendering service at door step. Only with minimum protective gears they have to discharge duties. Provided such conditions compelling the postal staff to perform in hotspots will have every chance of infecting the virus. Not only they get infected in turn the virus may spread to others through the postal staff. Therefore it's immediate requirement to close down the offices in hotspots areas
Hence My federation once again requests the Chairman Postal services Board issue necessary orders to close Post offices Mumbai/Pune/Malegaon regions Hotspot areas and High containment Zones of Maharashtra Circle till the normalcy restores.
My Federation strongly believes office your will issue necessary orders to Maharashtra Circle.