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
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.