Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Protest against delay in implementation of Postman Mail Guard higher pay scale with effect from 1.1.1996!

Organize Pensioners Protest Meeting / Demonstrations 
in all Divisions / Districts!

Protest Demonstrations on 08.02.2019

Under the Supreme Court judgment the Department of Posts had ordered vide No.2-1/2007-PCC Dated 23.05.2018 for grant of 3050-4590 scale with effect from 1.1.1996 instead of 10.10.1997. The order ruled out any arrears for the period from 1.1.1996 to 10.10.1997 as the change of date of effect is only notional. However, the increase shall have the actual impact with effect from 10.10.1997 for all purposes. Unfortunately, the learned Officers of Postal administration at various levels are reluctant to implement the orders! Instead of expediting the implementation, unnecessary queries are being raised with the Postal Directorate. The attitude of the administration is strongly condemnable. Instead of looking into the issue and taking into assessment as to how many additional staff will be required to the task at hand and ordering a separate cell in the Postal Accounts Office for speedily effecting the orders, the administration is behaving as though nothing has happened. The administration, which has no difficulty in interpreting the negative orders of the Courts diligently to extend it to all the other officials immediately, is not ready to even implement the orders of the Directorate that is favourable to the present and past Postmen and Mail Guard employees.
In order to condemn the inordinate delay and demanding steps for immediate implementation of 23.05.2018 orders to employees as well as pensioners of Postman and Mail guard cadre, the AIPRPA CHQ calls upon all our rank and file organizations to stage a protest demonstration at divisional levels on 08.02.2019. A Memorandum addressed to the Director General, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110001 requesting immediate implementation with necessary constitution of cell in the office of DPA is submitted through the respective SSPOs/SSRMs.

Friday, 4 January 2019

HSG-1 Pre-2006 won the battle at last!


At Last the Government relents to grant higher pay scale benefit for pension fixation to Pre-2006 HSG-1 Postmasters and other S-12 Pay Scale Holders!

The Recommendation of the Pension Ministry has been accepted by the Department of Expenditure and resultantly the following orders have been issued!

We the S-12 Pay Scale holding Pre-2006 Pensioners have made the advancement. But the struggle of other Pensioners retired from various other posts or cadres continues. However, AIPRPA is proud that our consistent voice for the acceptance of Pre-2006 S-12 Pay Scale holding HSG-1 Postmasters have ultimately resulted in victory! 

The orders released today is reproduced below _ KR GS AIPRPA

No. 38/33112-P&PW (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-l l 0 003
Dated the 4th January, 2019


Sub r- Revision of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 ofPre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/-.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Para 4.2 of this Department's OM of even number dated 01.09.2008 relating to revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006, in no case, shall be lower than 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the prerevised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired.

2. Instructions were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 28.1.2013 for stepping up of pension ofpre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012 to 50% of the sum of the minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No. 1I1I2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. A concordance table indicating the revised pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners in terms of instructions contained in para 4.2 of OM dated 1.9.2008 read with the OM dated 28.1.2013 was also annexed to the OM dated 28.1.2013. Subsequently, orders were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 30.7.2015 that the pension/family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners may be revised in accordance with this Department's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of 24.9.2012.

3. In the aforesaid OM dated 28.1.2013 of Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 was shown as Rs. 4200/- and the minimum pension in terms of para 4.2 of the OM dated 1.9.2008 was shown as Rs. 8145/- (50% of minimum pay of Rs. 16,290/- as per fitment table for the pre-revised scale of pay of Rs. 6500-10500, annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure's OM No. 1I1/2008-1C dated 30th August, 2008).

4. Order were issued vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No.1.1.2008-1C dated 13.11.2009 that the posts which were in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-10500 as on 1.1.2006 and which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs. 4200/- in the pay band PB-2, will be granted grade pay of Rs. 4600/- in the pay band PB-2 corresponding to the pre-revised scale of Rs, 7450-11,500 w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

5. Representations have been received in this Department for extending the benefit of grade pay of Rs. 4600/- for revision of pension/family pension, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, in respect of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay seale in the earlier Pay Commission periods. The matter regarding the amount of minimum pension/family pension in terms of para 4.2 of the O.M. dated 1.9.2008 in their case has been re-examined in the light of the orders issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their OM No.l/l/08-IC dated 13.11.2009 and decisions of courts in certain cases. It has been observed that pay
of all serving employees in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- has been fixed w.e.f.1.1.2006 in the grade pay ofRs. 4600/-. Therefore, the grade pay of Rs, 4600/- can be considered as the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500/-.

6. Accordingly, it has been decided that, for the purpose of revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 under para 4.2 of the O.M. dated 1.9.2008, the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- may be considered as the corresponding Grade pay in the case of pre-2006 pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods,

7. In accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the pay corresponding to the pay of Rs. 6500/- in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- would beRs. 12090/- in the PB-2. After adding the grade pay of Rs. 4600/-, the pay in the Pay Band! Grade Pay corresponding to the pay of Rs. 6500/- in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 would be Rs. 16690/- (12090+4600). Accordingly, the revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.2 of OM dated 1.9.2008, for the pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500/- in the 5th CPC or equivalent pay scales in the earlier Pay Commissions would be Rs.8345/-. Accordingly the entries at serial number 13 in the annexure of this Department's OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 may be substituted by the entries shown in the/statement annexed to this O.M. • .

8. As provided in this Department's OM dated 28.1.2013, in case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of this Department's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.

9. In their application to the persons belonging to the India Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued in consultation with the comptroller and Auditor General of India.

10. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them. They are also requested to revise the pension of the affected pre-2006 pensioners in accordance with the instructions contained in this O.M. on a top priority basis.

11. Hindi version will follow.

All MinistrieslDepartments of Government of India as per mailing list.

Monday, 24 December 2018

AP State AIPRPA CWC & Visakhapatnam RMS V Division & Visakhapatnam AIPRPA joint meeting! 

Today on 24.12.2018 a combined meeting of Visakhapatnam RMS V Division, Vizag AIPRPA and AP State AIPRPA CWC is held at Vizag City. Comrade K.Venkateswaralu State President presided. Comrades K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA; Y.Nagabhushanam State GS Andhra; N.Nageswara Rao CHQ Vice President;  Dass President Vizag AIPRPA; Babuji Divisional Secretary Vizag RMS V Division AIPRPA; Turaga Suryarao District Secretary Kakinada and others addressed. All current issues of pensioners; NCCPA Programme of action; CGHS issues; 10 Point Charter of NCCPA etc were discussed in meeting.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Rajahmundry AIPRPA holds its AGM! 

The Rajahmundry which is now renamed as Rajamahendravaram is holding its Divisional  Conference under the presidentship  of Comrade D.Sreeramulu the President of Association. Comrade D.Tirupatirao is the Divisional  Secretary holding the conference. Senior comrade Khader Khan anchored the conference.  Comrades K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA; Y Nagabhushanam State GS AIPRPA Andhra; Shri. Rajarathnam SPOs Rajahmundry; T.R.Prabhakara Rao Wkg President CGPA Rajahmundry and retired ADPS; Comrade Turaga Suryarao District Secretary Kakinada and many other leaders addressed.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

NCCPA Dharna at  Chennai Centre! 

At the call of NCCPA, the CG Pensioners including AIPRPA, AIBDPA, ITPF etc thronged the venue of Dharna in Chennai today on 20.12.2018. They came from several districts of the State including from the capital Chennai. Comrade S.Santhanaraman President NCCPA presided the meeting. Comrade K.Ragavendran Dy.SG NCCPA & GS AIPRPA inaugurated. Leaders N.L.Sridharan (President Pensioners COC); C.K.Narasimhan (CS AIBDPA); M.Kannaiyan (State President AIPRPA); K.Govindarajan (AGS AIBDPA); M.L.Perumal (State GS IPTF); G.C.Narasimhan (Circle Secretary Chennai AIBDPA); V.Muthukumar (Karnataka Pensioners Movement); and others addressed. In the afternoon session comrades M.Duraipandian (State GS Confederation); M.S.Venkatesan (State GS ITEF); R.B.Suresh (NFPE State COC Secretary) and many others addressed.  More than 600 Pensioners attended the Dharna to emphasis the NCCPA's 10 point charter:

Sunday, 16 December 2018

2nd State Conference of AIPRPA Kerala!

With the Honourable Minister of Law & SC ST Welfare of Kerala LDF Government comrade A.K.Balan delivering the inaugural speech, the 2nd State Conference of Kerala opened with a bang! The two-day Conference at Palakkad is attended by more than 400 delegates. State President M.C.Nair presided the Conference. Comrades C.C.Pillai CHQ Advisor of AIPRPA and former SG NFPE; KKN.Kutty SG NCCPA; M.Krishnan SG Confederation; K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA; N.C.Pillai and H.V.Kurup AIPRPA CHQ office bearers; V.A.Mohanan State GS AIPRPA Kerala; N.Guruprasad  Circle Secretary AIBDPA Kerala; P.V.Rajendran R3 CHQ President; P.K.Muraleedharan P3 CS and AGS and many other leaders of repute are on the dais. The Honourable Minister is now inaugurating the historic State Conference:

Saturday, 15 December 2018

AIPRPA leaders please Note!

1. Observe Pensioners Day on 17.12.2018 as "Respect Judicial Verdicts Day & Scrap NPS Day" by holding meetings etc in all places.

2. Mobilize for remaining NCCPA Dharna on 19th at Hyderabad; 20th at Chennai and Trivandurm.

3. Intensify Post Card Campaign - we learn that this programme is yet to take off properly. Most important.

4. Get train reservations as per quota allotted to your State to reach Delhi in time to attend NCCPA 15.03.2019 Token Fast by Pensioners.

5. Except Salem and Namakkal of Tamilnadu, no other State or District / Divisions have so far remitted contributions towards AIPRPA Office Furnishing Fund. Please expedite remittances as CHQ is pinning its trust on your cooperation. Urgent!