CHQ AIPRPA CALLS FOR PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS
AGAINST UNDUE DELAY OVER PAYMENT OF
ENHANCED FMA TO POSTAL PENSIONERS DRAWING
PENSION THROUGH POSB
Hold Protest Demonstration on 12.01.2015 at a convenient time either at the lunch time or in the evening – Discuss with all Postal Unions Divisional Secretaries and enlist their support also.
Mobilize all Postal Pensioners and hold protest demonstrations before HPOs or Divisional Offices as per the convenience of Districts and Divisions. State Associations may mobilise all pensioners in the State Headquarters and hold the demonstration before the Chief PMG office. Take help from the NFPE Circle Secretaries in mobilizing before the Circle offices. AIPRPA CHQ has written to NFPE for extending support and solidarity to our call and requested the Federation to call for the support of all Divisional / Circle Unions.
The Ministry of Personnel and the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare had issued the orders enhancing the FMA from 300/- to 500/- per month w.e.f. 19.11.2014. The orders were issued on 19.11.2014 but even after the lapse of one and a half month, the payment is not ordered for Postal Pensioners holding POSB Accounts.
Payment to even the largest Central Government Department viz., the Railways have made the payment. The payment has been reportedly made by Banks to Postal Pensioners holding SB Account in their banks. We cannot understand as to why payment could not be made by POSB while Banks have already made the payment? This is absolutely not acceptable to us.
Divisional Offices and Head Post Offices say we have no instructions from above. This is illogical and not understandable because then how come the Banks could pay earlier?
All our CHQ Office Bearers, State Secretaries, General Convenors of State AIPRPA are requested to inform all Districts and Divisions to successfully hold the above protest demonstration on 12.01.2015.
All are requested to send their reports and photos about holding the programme to CHQ.
This is important – We cannot allow repeated delays of this nature to Pensioners – Arise, Mobilise, and Agitate on 12.01.2015.
General Secretary AIPRPA