Datacard letter addressed to CPMG

No. IP/ASP/ASSN/01 Date: .2010

Ms. Sobha Koshy
Chief Postmaster General
Kerala Circle
Trivandrum – 695 033

Sub: Provisions of data card to IPs/ASPs

Respected Madam,

This is in sequel to this association’s letter of even no. dated 10.07.2010 regarding issue of data cards to all sub divisions. It is heartening to note that the circle administration has taken up the issue with higher ups and the Directorate has allotted an amount @ Rs. 2500/- per sub division for provision of broad band internet connections to sub divisions.

It is understood that the above order is not being implemented in Northern Region its good spirits. It has been ordered that in those sub divisions were broad band connection has already been provided, the phone bills for the period from 01.4.2010 to 31.8.2010 to be charged under this head and wherever no broad band connection is available a connection may be obtained now. The regional administration interpreted the orders in such a way that a physical broad band connection is to be provided at the sub divisional offices instead of the wireless internet which is very much inevitable to sub divisional \heads, provided with laptops and on move in field most of the time. It is obvious that that the intention of Directorate’s order was to provide wireless internet immediately after supply of laptops.

It is worthwhile to point out that in rest of the country and even in other two regions of our own circle, has taken action to supply data cards to sub divisions. Some regions have even finalised the action for supply of latest 3G data cards to sub divisions.

We therefore request you to intervene and cause supply of data cards to all sub divisional heads in the circle. It is further added that there is an ultimatum by Directorate to utilise the funds by 31.8.2010. An early action is solicited.

Thanking You

Yours faithfully
Copy to : The PMG, Northern Region, Calicut