Monday 28 September 2015



The Reception Committee formed by the Delhi State AIPRPA to host the AGM of CHQ has planned to release a Souvenir to commemorate the holding of AGM. 

The Reception Committee has requested a Passport Sixe Photograph of all CHQ Office Bearers (19 Comrades) as well as the two CHQ Advisors. 

SMS messages have been sent to all CHQ Office Bearers and CHQ Advisors to email their passport size photos to the Reception Committee quuickly in the following Email ID with the remark ATTENTION DELHI AIPRPA :

CHQ requests all to oblige by sending a photo as desired by the Reception Committee to the above Email with a SMS to the Reception Committee in mobile number: 09873162960 and 09711795486. 

General Secretary 

DR Orders issued by Pension Ministry

Dearness Relief Orders Released for Pensioners

The Dearness relief order for grant of pensioners by Department of Pension is released. As per the standing instructions of Dept of Posts therevis no need for any endorsement orders by Directorate. HPOs can straightaway draw the DR. Our District Secretaries may take necessary action to ensure payment without much delay. - KR GS 

F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Dated: 28th.S e p t, 2 0 1 5


Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 27th April, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 113% to 119% w.e.f. 1st July, 2015.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensloners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are lndian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department's OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department's OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department's OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 119% w.e.f. 1.7.2015 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the a.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department's OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated.12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and reemployed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department's OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CPL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their applioation to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/3/2015-E.II(B) dated 23rd September, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India/Chief Secretaries and AGs of all States/UTs.

2. Copy for information to Reserve Bank of India(RBI) and all authorized Pension Disbursing Banks.

Please visit this Department's website for the orders on pension matters including above orders.

Please visit the Link given Below for getting the original orders of Ministry of Pension downloaded:

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Postal JCA Dharna in Jantar Mantar New Delhi on 22nd September


The Postal Joint Council of Action of NFPE & FNPO with their GDS Unions staged a Dharna in Jantar Mantar today stressing their Postal Charter of Demands. However the focus had been on the issue of GDS. The JCA demanded that the GDS wage issues should be referred to the 7th CPC for appropriate recommendations instead of referring them to any Officer headed Committee. The NFPE Federal Executive decision to discuss with Postal JCA for a decision to go on strike from November 23 for the Postal Charter with GDS issue as the prime demand was declared in the Dharna by the Secretary General NFPE. The Secretary General FNPO also was favourable for an action in November and he too stressed the need for united action by JCA as in the past.  The Dharna was presided over by Comrade Giriraj Singh the NFPE President. Comrade K.Ragavendran Ex-SG NFPE and GS AIPRPA inaugurated the Dharna. Comrades R.N.Parashar (SG NFPE); D.Theagarajan (SG FNPO); Devendra Kumar (AGS R3 FNPO); P.Suresh (GS R4); T.Satyanarayana (GS Postal Accounts); Virendra Tewary (GS SBCO); P.Pandurangarao (GS AIPEU GDS(NFPE): D.B.Mohanty (Dy.GS P4); A.Manoharan (Wkg President NFPE); Raj Kumar (Treasurer NFPE); J.Ramamurthy (CHQ P3 President); Balwinder Singh (Financial Secretary P3 CHQ); K.P.singh (AGS R3 CHQ); A.K.Gowtham (Treasurer R3 CHQ); K.C.Verma (C/S R3 Delhi); Shivlal (C/S P4 Delhi); and many other Office Bearers of various CHQ addressed the meeting. 

Successful GDS AIC IN Shimla

SG NFPE Addressing the AIC

Delegate Session

The 2nd All India Conference of the AIPEU GDS (NFPE) was successfully held in the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Participation of Hundreds of Delegates and Visitors marked the growth of this new born organisation. The Reception Committee had taken pains to arrange the venue, accommodation etc in a befitting manner. Comrade Tapen Sen M.P and the General Secretary of CITU highlighted the growing attacks on the working class by the Modi Government and the resultant attacks on the three lakhs of GDS. He called upon the NFPE and GDS organisation to further strengthen and agitate for justice. 

Leaders like KKN.Kuuty (Confederation President); R.N.Parashar (SG NFPE); Giriraj Singh (President NFPE); Mohan (GS Casual labour); K.V.Sridbharan (Former P3 GS) attended and addressed. Comrade KR General Secretary AIPRPA also attended and addressed. 

The AIC planned for its further growth and decided to resort to agitation for getting the GDS issues referred to 7th CPC. It has resolved to request the NFPE to lead the united movement for realization of this demand. The NFPE Federal Executive that met one day after the GDS AIC also resolved unanimously to organise strike action from November 23rd for the Postal Charter with prime importance to GDS issue of referring them to the purview of 7th CPC and to place it before the Postal JCA for unified action. 

Some photos of the AIC are hereunder: 

A Section of Delegates in AIC

More Delegates in AIC

Friday 18 September 2015

Battles are won but the War is still on


Refixation of Pension to Pre-2006 Pensioners will be from 1.1.2006 but not including higher Grade Pay

Dear Comrades!

On my way to Shimla to attend the 2nd AIC of GDS NFPE, I am in New Delhi today. I had the opportunity to meet the Postal Board Member Personnel Shri.Ashutosh Tripathi along with Comrade R.N.Parashar Secretary General NFPE and Comrade Giriraj Singh the President NFPE today morning. As requested by the AIPRPA Tirunelveli Comrades, the Member P was requested to consider the mutual transfer case of Lady Doctor of Tirunelveli P&T Dispensary, who is retiring within a year. Member P assured to consider the issue. 

We had some interaction with the Officers of the Pension Branch of Postal Directorate and discussed about the Pre-2006 Pensioners refixation of pension issue. It is evident from the discussions that the application of higher Grade Pay to cadres like HSG-I etc from 1.1.2006 will not be applicable to Pre-2006 Pensioners and Family Pensioners as it is unless otherwise the DOPT takes a favourable stand on the issue as recommended by the Ministry of PEnsion & Pensioners Welfare and informed in the earlier SCOVA meeting.As per the 30th July Orders, it is made clear that the refixation of pension will be done from 1.1.2006 instead of from 24-09-2012 for all Pre-2006 Pensioners but the benefit of higher Grade Pay if any was granted to any cadre from 1.1.2006 like HSG-I, Postman / Mailguard etc will not be taken into account for refixation now. 

This was our fear also but we thought earlier that with the Supreme Court dismissing all wrongful orders of the Government issued subsequently to 1.9.2008, the issue of grant of higher GP also would be settled. But it is not the case and the long awaited full justice is still far away. Now we will get only the partial justice on the date of effect and on the interpretation of Pay in the Pay Band instead of Minumum of Pay Band. 

General Secretary

Thursday 17 September 2015



Delhi State Association has made elaborate arrangements for holding the AGM in New Delhi on 15-16 October, 2015. 

The AGM will be held in the Community Centre, R.K.Puram New Delhi.

The Delegates stay accommodation is in the Vittal Complex opposite to AGM Venue.

The Reception Committee has in addition to booking the accommodation for AGM and Delegates stay, has arranged for Momento Bags and engaged the big leaders including Shiv Gopal Misra (JCM Staff Side Secretary and AIRF GS); K.K.N.Kutty (Chariman Confederation and JCM Standing Committee Member); M.Krishnan (SG Confederation and JCM Standing Committee Member); R.N.Parashar (SG NFPE); D.Theagarajan (SG FNPO); Pavitra Ranjan Chakraborty (Offtg SG NCCPA); VAN Namboodiri (Patron NCCPA); K.G.Jayaraj (GS AIBDPA); General Secretaries of many All India Unions

We hope that the recommendations of the 7th CPC will be submitted by 30th September, 2015, even though the Government had extended the period of Pay Commission by four months upto December, 2015. However, whether the report is  published before or not, we are holding the AGM as notified. 

All CHQ Office Bearers, State General Secretaries, State Convenors of State Associations, District / Divisional Secretaries of AIRPA are Delegates to AGM.

Other Comrades can also attend as Visitors to the AGM. 

Good arrangements are being  made by the Reception Committee for accommodation and catering and a reasonable delegates fee will be fixed by the reception Committee for delegates except the CMC Members. The Delegate fee has to be borne by the respective States / Districts. 

The AGM is being held after the 1st AIC at Vellore. Many organisational aspects will be gone into deeply in the AGM besides deciding on a path to be pursued in future for achieving our important issues together with NCCPA and other Pensioners Organisations. 

All are once again reminded to book their journey reservations to Delhi immediately. State General Secretaries and the State Convenors are requested to inform the CHQ and the Reception Committee about the probable number of Delegates / Visitors expected to attend the AGM to facilitate making arrangements for their stay without any hitch. 

A detailed circular as well as the invitation will be directly sent to all CHQ Office Bearers and State Associations by the Reception Committee shortly. The State Association General Secretaries are requested to inform all their District / Divisional Secretaries the contents of the Reception Committee Circular as the CHQ and the Reception Committee are not in possession of the full mailing list of District / Divisional Secretaries of all States. 

General Secretary 

Monday 14 September 2015

Department of Posts endorsed the Pre-2006 Pension Orders

The AIPRPA CHQ had intervened with the DG Department of Posts for early endorsement of Pension Ministry orders for refixation of Pre-2006 Pensioners and Family Pensioners. The above orders are now received in Head Post Offices after duly endorsed by respective level of offices. It can be seen that the endorsement orders are originally dated as 31-07-2015 but it is received and circulated only after our intervention through emails and letters. 

General Secretary

Sunday 13 September 2015

Can We Expect 7th CPC Recommendations soon?

7th CPC may not delay its submission

Though Central Government decided to extend 4 months life of Pay Commission, it appears that it was in the background of negotiations with Armed Forces Veterans for referring OROP issue to CPC. Now in the background of across the table settlement of OROP, Govt too not issued any orders for time extn. CPC Chairman was averse to delaying his report. Comrade R.Elangovan DREU Working President analyses the situation nicely about possibilities of submission before 39.09.2015. I do agree with this assessment. More over the postponement of SCOVA meeting scheduled in September also indicates the probability of submission by end of September. I am reproducing Elangovan's note for all to study! - KR GS AIPRPA


1.Sri A.K. MATHUR,chairman ,7th cpc told the press on 24th August that he will submit his report before 30th September. 
2.Cabinet decided on 26th September to extend the tenure of 7th cpc up to 31-12-2015 which raised the suspicion that the submission of the report may be delayed.
3.But so far,until today, the finance ministry has not issued the extension order by notification.
4.The cabinet decision for extension was taken in the context of one rank one pension issue. The government wanted to refer the issue to 7th cpc.But the veterans did not agree to the suggestion. Now the issue has been settled outside the 7th cpc.Hence the need for the extension becomes unwarranted. It is why i think the finance ministry has not issued the extension order and the term as of now has ended on 27th August.7th cpc website also has not posted any extension of their tenure as no order exists for that.
5.Now cabinet has taken early decision on 1st july 2015 da so that the 7th cpc can include this da to evolve the formula for revision on 1-1-2016.You are aware that there will be no da on 1-1-2016 either of 6th cpc or of 7th cpc.
6.Government also has indicated the amount what is feasible and desirable to them through Arun jaitely’s medium term expenditure framework statement by suggesting an increase of about Rs 15000 crores which will be 25% of the basic pay. Even for 40% Rs 24000 cr is needed.Our demand is for 152% more over the existing 219%.Any increase can be possible out of the united struggle.Seriously prepare for the united struggle.
7.Under these circumstances i presume the 7th cpc may submit its report before or on 30th September 2015.




No. AIPRPA / Pre-2006                                                                                                         
                                                                                                          Dated 13-09-2015

The Director General
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan         
New Delhi – 110001


Sub: Inordinate delay in endorsing the orders of the Government by the DOP – regarding.
Ref: This Association’s letter of even number dated 20-08-2015

This Association is very much constrained to bring to your kind notice that despite bringing to the notice of the Postal Directorate, there appears to be some bottle-neck in the Postal Directorate in endorsing the orders of the DOPT and Ministry of Pension & Pensioners Welfare by the Department of Posts.

Please refer to the letter cited under reference in which the orders released by both the DOPT and the Pension & Pensioners Welfare Department pertaining to refixation of pension from 1.1.2006 itself for the Pre-2006 Pensioners was brought to your knowledge for causing to issue necessary endorsement by Postal Directorate. There appears to be no further action in the Postal Directorate and naturally there is absolutely no action at the field levels for re-fixing the pension to both Pre-2006 Pensioners and Family Pensioners.

The absence of endorsement by Postal Department despite the Government issuing the orders is really causing much resentment among the senior citizens who have toiled their full service life to the growth of Postal Services and to the members of Public. I request for your personal intervention in this urgent matter.

Thanking you,                                            
Yours faithfully,

General Secretary

Saturday 12 September 2015

SCOVA Meeting Posponed by Pension Ministry


The 27th meeting of SCOVA (Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies) which was earlier scheduled to meet on 29-09-2015 is now stands postponed due to Administrative reasons as per the orders of the Ministry of Pension & Pensioners Welfare. The order dated 7th September do not mention the postponed date of the meeting. 

General Secretary AIPRPA

Saturday 5 September 2015

Army Pensioners win their major demand


The Pensioners of Armed Forces not satisfied with the dilly dallying of their main demand 'OROP'- One Rank One Pension - by the Central Government, started their peaceful agitation in 'Jantar Mantar' the scene of historic struggles in New Delhi and sat through for 82 Days continuously on agitation. Several rounds of discussion by the Government that did not satisfy the Pensioners, boldly refused to withdraw their agitation. Their determination ultimately brought them some success and the Central Government yesterday accepted the main demand of 'OROP' for retired armed personnel. This is a great victory that teaches all the other civilian pensioners several lessons. The unity and determination as well as the guts to go to the streets on agitation until their demand is accepted is a valid lesson that every civilian pensioner should learn. The unity among the all Pensioners organisations and a purposeful united action to win the "Pension Parity between the past and future Pensioners" alone can help us to win our basic demand of Pension Parity. Such a wonderful unity in action has to come about and AIPRPA shall work in that direction. 

Though the voluntary retired army personnel will  not be covered under the OROP scheme, the victory is nonetheless a spectacular one. AIPRPA congratulates the Veterans for their unwavering struggle for justice!

Thursday 3 September 2015

Pensioners of AIPRPA and NCCPA launched massive campaign in solidarity to Working Class on 2nd September during Strike

Massive movement of Postal and CG Pensioners in support of 2nd September Strike

There is a massive response to the strike call by the Central Trade Unions and Federations and Confederations of Central Government Employees, State Government Employees and from Public Sector organisations. More than 25 crores of workers have struck work in opposition to the pernicious neo-liberal policies of Modi Government. 

At the call of the AIPRPA and NCCPA the Pensioners organisations have organised massive demonstrations and Dharna according to local conditions on 2nd September 2015 in solidarity to the Working Class Strike. In Tamilnadu 17 Pensioners Organisations under the banner of COC of Central, State Govt and Public Sector Pensioners Organisations conducted dharna throughout the State. The CHQ is getting reports from various states about industrious participation of pensioners in the movement. All States and Districts are requested to send the photos of their programmes immediately for exhibition in the website of the CHQ. 

Here are some photos received from different Districts of Tamilnadu and from States like Jharkhand and Odisha:

Pensioners at Vellore (Tamilnadu)

Pensioners at Dindigul (Tamilnadu)

AIPRPA Dindigul District Secretary V.Rajaram addressing Pensioners Dharna in Dindigul

AIPRPA Erode District Secretary N.Ramasamy addressing Pensioners Dharna in Erode

Pensioners Dharna in Erode 

Pensioners in Dharna in Kancheepuram (Tamilnadu)

Kancheepuram Pensioners Dharna

Salem Pensioners holding demonstration in Salem City

Ranchi District AIPRPA holding Dharna of Postal and CGOA Pensioners

Dharna by Postal and CG Pensioners in Ranchi (Jharkhand)

Add captionPensioners Demonstration in Salem (Tamilnadu)

Pensioners of Chennai in Dharna in Chennai City

Pensioners solidarity demonstration at Trichur Kerala

Pensioners solidarity demonstration at Trichur Kerala