Report of 9th Joint Circle Conference of West Bengal Circle
The 9th Bi-ennial Circle Conference of All India RMS & MMS Employees Union, Gr-‘C’ and All India RMS & MMS Employees Union, MG & MTS of West Bengal Circle was held on and from 27th Dec,2011 at P & T Auditorium, Salt Lake, Kolkata.
The Conference was inaugurated by Com. Kali Ghosh, General Secretary, CITU, West Bengal. Com. Ghosh explained in details about the roll of P & T workers movement throughout India. He also explained the roll of P&T workers particularly in 1946. Against the onslaughts enleashed by the Govt. of India against the working class, the postal employees, particularly the RMS & MMS employees are on the frontline. Awareness is to be developed about the Pension Bill, about the Government’s attempt towards curtailments of the benefit of the working class. The working class continued their struggles and ultimately they achieved to a great extent. The working class of India are on the way to organize a nation wise General Strike on 28th Feb, 2012 and all the cross-sections of Postal employees including RMS & MMS employees are being called upon to participate in the Strike wholeheartedly.
Com. Pijush Roy, General Secretary of CGCC, Com. P. Dasgupta, President, P-III, Com. N. Dey, C/S, P-IV, Com. B. G. Sur, C/S, GDS, Com. B. Naskar, C/S, RMS & MMS Casual Workers Union, Com. S. P. Mukherjee, C/S, DPLI & Vice-President NFPE, offered their deliberations in the open Session.
On 28th December, 2011, Com. S. S. Roy, Joint Convener, 12th July Committee addressed in the session and explained elaborately about the ensuing Postal Strike and the General Strike. He requested to review the role of us in the previous struggles and advised to clinch out the lapses if any in the past. He also stressed on the development of the unity of the working class as a whole.
A Seminar was held on 28th Dec, 2011 on the subject of “Corporate plan in Postal Department”. The main speaker of the seminar was Comrade M. Krishnan, Secretary General, NFPE. In a simple manner he explained the feature of Postal Department and the role of Government at this moment. At the time of deliberations he emphasized on the future plan of the Department, with a caution about the role of TRAI, the Department is approaching towards the formation of PRAI to achieve their first face of programme. Ensuing strike issues were also discussed. He gave a call to the employees of RMS & MMS to take a sincere and serious stand to be on the frontline of the movement.
Com. Giriraj Singh, General Secretary, R-III and Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary, R-IV also attended the conference and explained about the attacks on RMS & MMS employees as well as other Postal employees.
Sri S. K. Chakraborty, CPMG, West Bengal Circle, attended the Conference on 27-12-11 and Sri S. Ranjan, DPS(HQ) attended the conference on 28-12-11.
Nearly 300 Delegates (R-II & R-IV) attended the conference and 54 R-III Delegates participated at the discussion on Secretary report and organizational affairs.
Com. Soumen Roy, Com. S. K. Bardhan, Com. S. C. Ball and Com. S. K. Roy elected as President, Circle Secretary, Treasurer and Organizational Secretary respectively for R-III.
Com. I. Tiwary, Com. S. Chakraborty, Com. I. Chakraborty and Com. D. Dey elected as President, Circle Secretary, Treasurer and Organizational Secretary respectively for R-IV.