All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association [CHQ]
OBSERVE 17TH DECEMBER 2013 AS
SAVE PENSION & SOCIAL SECURITY DAY
Dear Comrades / Friends / Colleagues,
17th December is a red letter day to all Pensioners. It was on 17th December, 1982 that the Honourable Supreme Court of India in its famous Nakara Vs Union of India case delivered the historic judgment on Pension. After that judgment there was no turning back as the Pension became a fundamental right of the Government Employees. The Highest Court on our land categorically made it clear to the Government and to all that Pension is not a bounty or a charity.
Notwithstanding that judgment of the Supreme Court, the Government of India is trying through several ways and means to trample the landmark judgment in letter and spirit. The Pension is under attack. The Social Security measures are under attack. The Defined Pension Scheme has given way to Defined Contributory Pension Scheme or National Pension Scheme. PFRDA Act has been passed in both the Houses of Parliament and hereafter there is always a Damocles of sword above everybody's head since the PFRDA Act has empowered the Government to notify at any point of time in future at the will of the Government to bring pre-1.1.2004 employees or even the existing Pensioners under the ambit of PFRDA by cancelling the CCS Pension Act, 1972.
The All India Steering Committee of AIPRPA calls upon all the Postal & RMS Pensioners in all Divisions / Districts all over the country to enthusiastically observe the 17th December, 2013 as the "SAVE PENSION & SOCIAL SECURITY DAY" by organising Special Meetings and take a vow that we shall continue our relentless opposition to this dangerous Act and we shall not rest until the PFRDA Act is withdrawn by the Government. After all we know very well that any Act is always liable to be modified or dropped on the face of a stiffer opposition and public opinion. Let us commence our crusade by campaigning against the PFRDA ACT and for its ultimate WITHDRAWAL.
OBSERVE 17.12.2013 AS SAVE PENSION & SOCIAL SECURITY DAY
ISSUE NOTICES / CIRCULARS IN LOCAL LANGUAGE TO ALL PENSIONERS AND EDUCATE THEM OF THE DANGERS FACED BY PFRDA ACT
OBSERVE BY ORGANISING SPECIAL MEETINGS
INVITE LEADERS OF POSTAL UNIONS AND OTHER PENSIONERS ORGANISATIONS TO THE MEETING
OBSERVE THE PROGRAMME EITHER BY JOINING WITH OTHER PENSIONERS ORGANISATIONS OR IF NECESSARY UNDER OUR INDEPENDENT BANNER.
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