Sunday 27 November 2016

Congratulation Jharkhand! Build a stronger AIPRPA!

AIPRPA Jharkhand has a new team of office bearers!

Jharkhand State Conference of AIPRPA had wide press coverage. The conference had elected a team of office bearers led by comrades Nawal Kishore (State President); Jai Narayan Prasad (Wkg.President); M.Z.Khan (State GS); and Triloki Sahu (State Treasurer). AIPRPA CHQ congratulates the full team and calls upon the team if office bearers to build a stronger district organisations in all 24 revenue districts of the state.
Pensioners Post ‘November’ Issue ready!

Comrades! November issue of Pensioners Post is printed and ready. The journal will be posted to all tomorrow morning (28.11.2016). The editorial is about the demonetization; there are special articles on Organisation; on Option Number 1; On Pre-2006 Pensioners issue; On Scova deliberations and Pensioners Mirror and other usual features. The front wrapper is placed hereunder. All State General Secretaries / District / Divisional Secretaries as well as individual subscribers are reminded that the subscriptions of most of the subscribers are lapsing with December 2016. Therefore take urgent steps to mobilize subscribers and renew old subscribers for the year 2007 (from January to December) immediately to guard against stoppage of the journal from January issue.

Please remember that the annual subscription is 120/-; The same should be remitted by NEFT transfer from  your own bank to the SB Account of “Pensioners Post”; PNB Kilpauk Branch (Chennai); SB Account Number:3619000100727770; IFSC Code No: PUNB0361900. Please do not forget to send SMS to the Editor (09444919295) about your remittance to cross check with the bank. Individual subscribers can also send by Money orders to the Editor's address given in the journal itself. Please remember that to those who fail to renew for 2017, the Pensioners Post issue will be stopped with the December issue - KR Editor Pensioners Post

Saturday 26 November 2016

Jharkhand on the March!

Jharkhand State AIPRPA holds its first state conference!

Postal & RMS Pensiobers from different districts of Jharkhand State are sitting in the first state conference today at the capital city of Ranchi. The venue is the Ranchi GPO and was presided by comrade K.D.Royvyathet. The conference is organized with a Delegates Session and an Open Session. Comrade K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA attending the Conference. Here are photos of delegates session in which comrade M.Z.Khan (District Secretary Ranchi) and Convenor of Jharkhand State presenting the Report and comrades KR (GS); D.N.Giri (Delhi state and representing CHQ Treasurer Shankarpal Singh); and Nawal Kishore (Former P3 C/S & AIPRPA Jamshedpur President) are on dais. You can also see from another photo that respected Chief PMG Jharkhand and SSPOs Ranchi graced the conference and CPMG interacting with pensioners on their issues. 
Fidel Castro the icon of anti imperialist struggle is no more!

Comrade Fidel Castro at 90 has breathed his last yesterday night on 25.11.2016! Comrade Fidel liberated the latin-american 'Cuba' in 1959 through a revolution and established the first socialist system in the continent. Under his able leadership 'Cuba' not only developed as a socialist nation but defeated 60 years of USA's economic blockade and numerous attempts by CIA to assassinate the revolutionary leader. Fidel is the symbol of defiance against imperialist hegemony; icon of revolutionaries of the contemporary world; imparting confidence in socialist ideals even after the collapse of socialist world! A visionary leader of working class is no more! Let us red salute him! - KR GS AIPRPA

Friday 25 November 2016

Organisational tour in Jharkhand Bihar - International Conference of Pensioners in Nepal Capital!

GS AIPRPA organisational Tour!

Comrades! Just i am on my way to an organisational tour of 9 days. The State Postal& RMS Pensioners if Jharkhand  are meeting in their state level convention to found AIPRPA State Organization of Jharkhand on 27.11.2016. On 28.11.2016, the Jamshedpur district AIPRPA is organising its district convention. On 29th night i am proceeding to Patna and attempts are on to have a meeting of postal pensioners on 30.11.2016 to form an Adhoc body for Bihar State AIPRPA. After that i am going to Gorakhpur in U.P to spend some hours there before commencing my long journey to Kathmandu (Nepal) by road via Sounali border. I may reach Kathmandu on 1st December night. On 3.12.2016, the International Asian Oceanic Regional Conference of TUI Pensioners & Retired is taking place in Kathmandu. As an affiliate to this international organisation, the AIPRPA is represented here through its General Secretary as a Delegate. This Conference details are available in internet and by google searching you can get full details. But it is certain as our motto that the strong unity of pensioners at world level is a prerequisite to defend pension and social security, which is under attack by globalization. Details of organisational tour will appear here as events progress - KR GS AIPRPA

Sunday 20 November 2016

NCCPA Circular on latest developments!


13.c Feroze Shah Road,m
 New Delhi. 110 001
Dear Comrades,
This is to inform you that the pension department has ultimately taken a final decision not to allow the option No.1. There are only two options left out for us.  To approach the judiciary and to agitate. We are to embrace both.

Bharath Pensioners Samaj had its General Body meeting on 13th November, 2016.  Both the President of NCCPA and the undersigned attended the inaugural session and addressed the delegates.  They have taken the decision to pursue the pension fitment issue through agitation.  We have assured them of our co-operation.  We have written a letter in this regard.  The copy of the same is enclosed. 

The AIRF has decided to organise  a protest demonstration on 14.12.2016.  The Confederation of CGE and workers have decided to organise a rally and march to parliament on 15.12.2016.  These programmes are  to oppose the totally nugatory attitude of the present Government over the Central Government employees Demands.  The affiliates of NCCPA may kindly advise their members to take part in these action programmes.

There will be a meeting with the Secretary Health soon to discuss the CGHS problems. All affiliates and state units are once again requested to send us Note indicating the various difficulties faced by the members in each State. 

The Government has extended the life certificate date to January, 2017.

The Secretry Staff  Side and the undersigned have written to the Government to disburse the salary for the months of November and December 2016 in cash. 

The annual GB meeting of the AP Unit is slated to be held on 12th and 13th December, 2016. 
We are approaching Associations/Federations of both working and retired employees, who are affected by the New Contributory pension scheme for holding a massive convention at Delhi.  As and when the date for the convention is decided, we shall intimate you.

The allowance committee set up by the Government and headed by the Secretary Expenditure did not meet the staff side formally after  the Staff Side submitted its detailed explanatory memorandum on each of the allowances the Pay Commission has recommended to abolish. The specified time limit under which the committee is to submit its report is over.  The Fixed Medical Allowance  which are presently paid to the pensioners who are not covered by CGHS is under the consideration of the Committee.

We are getting in touch with the Nagpur and Allahabad State Units to explore the possibility of holding the next National Executive Committee meeting of NCCPA 

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

K.KN. Kutty.


13.c Feroze Shah Road,m
 New Delhi. 110 001

Shri S.C. Maheswari,
General Secretary,
Bharat Pensioners Samaj
New Delhi. 

Dear Comrade,

            Kindly refer to the telephonic conversation we had on the subject of organising a rally/dharna at Jantar Mantar in the last week of Feb or in the first week of March 2017 to pursue the demand to implement the recommendation of the 7th CPC in respect of pension fitment under option No.1.  We had the matter discussed amongst us .  We welcome the initiative taken by you in the matter and we assure you of our whole hearted co-operation and participation.

            We feel that in order to ensure large scale participation of pensioners in the programme, it would be better if you could convene a meeting of Secretaries of all Pensioners organisations at Delhi  on a date convenient to you.  We may finalise the date for the programme in consultation with all at the proposed meeting. We further request that such a meeting may please be held not later than the middle of December. 2016.   I would be at Delhi on 30th November, 2016 and again on 13th December to 16th December, 2016. 

            With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

K.KN. Kutty
Secretary General

Thursday 17 November 2016

Life Certificate by Pensioners can be submitted up to 15th January 2017!

Annual Life Certificate – Time extended 
up to 15th January, 2017

The normal time limit for submission of Annual Life Certificate by the Pensioners is during the month of November. This time limit has been extended by the Government up to 15th January, 2017. This is informed by the Finance Ministry through Press Information Bureau on 14th November, 2016 in accordance with the review undertaken by the Prime Minister of India regarding the supply and availability of currency notes. Therefore Pensioners can submit their Life Certificate upto 15th January, 2017. 


Wednesday 16 November 2016

Dearness Relief to Pensioners from 1st July issued!


Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has issued orders for payment of 2% DR for CG Pensioners w.e.f. 1.7.2016 vide its Order No.F.No.42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 16.11.2016. The DR should have been 3% as demanded by the Staff Side but the Government had taken a negative stand. Now that the orders are issued and exhibited in the website of Pension Ministry also, the DR arrears should be paid without waiting for any endorsement from Postal Directorate as per the standing instructions of DG Posts. Please intervene if there is any more delay at Divisional level on the pretext of endorsement orders from Postal Department, as it is not at all necessary. Payment of DR arrears can be drawn directly by downloading the orders from the Pension Ministry website -  The DR orders issued is as follows:


All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

(Registered No: 83/2015 under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975)
Chennai HQ: 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600007
New Delhi HQ: First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001

AIPRPA / Pension – November / 2016 /1 Dated 16.11.2016

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


Sub: Request for disbursement of pension by direct cash payment for November and December months to Pensioners – regarding.

This Association of Postal & RMS Pensioners is seeking your urgent intervention to cause to issue instructions for all Pension Drawing and Disbursing Authorities to make cash payment of November Pension and December Pension to all Pensioners in the specific background of extreme chaos prevailing in the whole country to withdraw cash from Post Offices and Banks after the cancellation of all existing 500 and 1000 denomination currency notes by the Central Government. The crisis is likely to continue for 50 days up to the end of December 2016 as per the declaration of the Honourable Prime Minister himself. The withdrawal of money in installments from Banks or from ATMs is a tuff task and forcing the senior citizen pensioners to stand in long queues for hours together to get cash in installments may result in unforeseen difficulties.

Pension is not a special change of old currency notes or day to day withdrawal of money as announced by the Government; it is the social security payment given out by the Government to Central Government Pensioners. Therefore this Association urges for the disbursement of full monthly pension a to all Pensioners for two months of November and December by cash without depositing in SB Accounts of POSB and Banks as the banking crisis is to continue till the end of December, 2016.

This Association shall highly appreciate your favourable action and consideration of the special problems faced by the Pensioners.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
General Secretary

AIPRPA protests delay in issue of orders for DR to Pensioners by Department of Pension!

AIPRPA CHQ E-Mails to Secretary Pension 
on abnormal delay in DR Orders!

All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

(Registered No: 83/2015 under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975)
Chennai HQ: 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600007
New Delhi HQ: First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001

AIPRPA / DR /2016 /1  Dated 16.11.2016

The Secretary
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
Government of India
New Delhi – 110011


Sub: Recurrence of delay in issue of DR orders to CG Pensioners w.e.f. 1.7.2016 – regarding.

This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association is constrained to bring to your notice that once again the DoP&PW is delaying issue of Dearness Relief orders to CG Pensioners with effect from 1.7.2016, even after the Finance Ministry had issued orders for payment of DA/DR for 2% in accordance with the decision taken by the Central Cabinet.

While it is intimated that the delay is causing discontentment amongst the Pensioners, the recurrence of such delay in issuing DR orders by the DoP&PW is agonizing. This Association had in fact brought to your notice similar delay occurred for long during a recent earlier occasion also. We are sorry to note that this type of delay is becoming a regular pattern at the DoP&PW, which is supposed to be the guardian of the pensioners’ welfare.

We request you to kindly intervene immediately to cause to issue necessary DR orders by the DoP&PW.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
General Secretary 

Join in large numbers in the Rally of Confederation before Parliament on 15th December!

AIPRPA Calls for total Solidarity to 
March to Parliament 
of Confederation of CG Employees!

Confederation of CG Employees and Workers has issued a clarion call to the CG Employees to march in thousands to participate in the Parliament Rally on 15th December, 2016. 

The Rally is to protest the Government's inaction towards very necessary modifications sought by the Staff Side in the recommendations of 7th CPC and earlier referred to High Level Committees by the GOI.

The Government had in fact accepted to refer the issues like the Minimum Wage, Fitment Factor, Pensioners Option Number 1, HRA including all Allowances, FMA, NPS etc to High Level Committees to decide within a period of four months. This solemn assurance held out by the Group of Ministers is becoming an eye wash and appear to be a strategy employed by the Government to just ward off the indefinite strike threat from 11th July, 2016. No issue referred to the High Level Committees is finding any real progress.

The need of the hour to rally all CG Employees once again to the struggle path! The Programme of Confederation is to just take a step in that direction!

AIPRPA Calls upon the entirety of Postal & RMS Pensioners to rise up to the occasion and extend total solidarity to the programme of CG Employees organised by the Confederation. The Postal Pensioners in Delhi State and in States nearby Delhi including Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are called upon to attend the Rally before Parliament on 15.12.2016 in large numbers.

All District and State leaders of the above States are requested to attend with AIPRPA Banners and Flags by mobilising large number of Pensioners to show our total solidarity.

Remember that the victory of CG Employees is the victory of Pensioners!

Remember that the victory of Confederation is the victory of AIPRPA!!


A Great Leader of CG Employees Movement and Left Movement is No More!

Comrade Dipen Ghosh Amar Rahe!
Red Salutes! Red Salutes!!

Comrade Dipen Ghosh is one of the most known leader-cum-left politician of the country! He started his career as an employee of Survey of India sector in Kolkata. He grew as a towering trade union personality and not only the GS of his organization but also the West Bengal State CG COC General Secretary and led all the movements. He had led the employees movement not only at the state level but also at National forums. He was the Vice President of All India Defence Employees Federation. Twice he remained in jail custody for 23 months. He was detained without trial under MISA for his active involvement in the historic Railway strike of 1974. During the dark days of Emergency he was imprisoned for 19 months at a stretch and was dismissed from his job. Later he was reinstated after protracted legal battle.He held the post in CG COC until he became the Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. As a parliamentarian his twelve years role was also memorable to us for his great debates on peoples issues. He used to be invited in a number of All India Conferences and NFPE Federal Councils as well as All India Conferences of Confederation. He was also looking after the work of management and editing area of People's Democracy weekly. A great personality is no more! He passed awaybin Kolkata on 13th November, 2016. AIPRPA CHQ dips its banner in honour of comrade Dipen! - KR GS AIPRPA

Saturday 5 November 2016

AIPRPA Tambaram holdings its Conference!

Tambaram Division AIPRPA holds its 2nd Conference!

The 2nd Divisional Conference of Tambaram Division @ Ambathur - Avadi is holding its 2nd Conference today! Comrade N.Vivegan President presiding and Comrade L.Annamalai Secretary presenting the Report. Comrade S.P.Madasamy Wkg.President anchored the proceedings. Comrade M.Kannaiyan State President AIPRPA inaugurated the conference. Comrades KVS CHQ Advisor and K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA attending the conference. Leaders of NFPE movement comrades C.Mohan Asst Circle Secretary P3 and G.Suresh Babu Asst.Circle Secretary P4 attended. AIPRPA State Office bearers Cimrade A.Murugan (AGS TN) and Durai (AGS TN) also attended. Large number of members of the association took part in the conference.