AIPRPA CHQ Emails to Secretary DoP on inadequacy in arrangements for implementation of 12.05.2017 Orders!
The CHQ has emailed to Secretary Department of Posts about the inadequate arrangements for completing the pension re-fixation to all Pre-2016 Pensioners before 30.09.2017. The CHQ also communicated that there will be demonstrations by Postal Pensioners between 5th and 10th of October in front of HPOs / Divisional Offices and a mass dharna mobilisation in front of Office of GM Finance / or DAP / or Chief PMG on 11.10.2017 to focus the attention on this issue as well as on other important postal pensioners issues. The copy of the email addressed is reproduced below:
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 /1/9/2017 Dated 27th September 2017
Department of Posts
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Implementation of 12th May orders of Pension Ministry – Inadequate arrangement of implementation – regarding.
This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association is constrained to bring to your kind notice that the arrangement to implement the 12.05,2017 pension refixation orders of Pension Ministry to all Pre-2016 Pensioners and Family Pensioners of Department of Posts is quite inadequate and insufficient. Another order of the Department of Posts to complete the implementation before 30.09.2017 may not be fulfilled on the face of large number of Pre-2016 Pensioners and Family Pensioners for whom only a handful of staff are assigned the work.
The small number of staff in DAP Offices are not going to complete the work in time despite the availability of software to work out the fixation. The earlier suggestion of this Association for considering formation of ‘Implementation Cells’ with expert retired APM Accounts and retired AAOs and AOs in sufficient number employed by the Department under the supervision of serving AOs etc is not being followed in all places. It may take several months to complete the work at the present speed with the present small team of staff attending to the refixation work. The Pensioners and Family Pensioners are very much worried about the possible time it may consume before they could actually get the increased fixation.
This Association in the circumstances has no other option but to focus the issue by organising demonstrations in front of HPOs / Divisional Offices from 5th to 10th of October and a massive dharna in front of Office of GM Finance / or DAP / or Chief PMG on 11.10.2017 by the Postal and RMS Pensioners. Incidentally the Dharna will focus other important issues of Pensioners also.
This Association will be grateful if the Postal Directorate could ensure adequate measures for completing the refixation of pension to all Pre-2016 Pensioners / Family Pensioners within a strict time frame of 31.10.2017.