Thursday 30 August 2018

Comrade D.V.Dhaktod Vice President NCCPA Amar Rahe! 





Comrade D.K.Dhaktod of Nagpur has breathed his last at 8.00 P.M yesterday. His fight at his age of 84 with nature for the past two three months in hospital ended with the last laugh of nature. Comrade Dhaktod's life is an inspiration to all. His commitment, dedication, sincerity and humbleness will always remembered. His contributions to the movement of employees and pensioners are great. He held the responsibilities of General Secretary of P&T Audit & Accounts Employees Association during the formative stage of that militant association. Along with comrade S.K.Vyas, he took all leading role in strengthening the united 'Joint Action Committee' of all Audit and Accounts Associations of various departments to reach victory on vital demand of parity will always remain green in memory of thousands of accounts employees.  He played his yeoman role in the movement of confederation of CG employees. He was the founder along with senior late and lamented S.K.Vyas in forming BCPC. He was the Chairman of Nagpur CGPA organisation that has a great role in uniting all pensioners under NCCPA. He was the Chairman of Vidharba Coordinating committee of Pensioners Associations. Despite his health, he hosted the National Executive of NCCPA at Nagpur recently. His presentations in our meetings were up to the point and vital. His contributions in the united meeting of various pensioners' organisations in framing the common memorandums of Pensioners before successive pay commissions were huge. His concerns to the suffering pensioners and family pensioners exhibited in his every action is an inspiring example for everyone to emulate. We have indeed suffered irreparably in his passing away. AIPRPA CHQ dips its banner in memory, respect and honour of Comrade Dhaktod. Comrade Dhaktod Amar rahe! - K Ragavendran GS AIPRPA

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Andhrapradesh holds its 2nd State Conference!

2nd State Conference of AIPRPA Andhra!

The 2nd State Conference of AIPRPA Andhrapradesh is being held today at "Mallaiya Lingam Bhawan" at Ongole under the presidentship  of State President Comrade P.Peraiah. Conference is inaugurated by Andhra State CITU Vice President Comrade P.Ajay Kumar. Leaders on dais are comrades K.Ragavendran (GS AIPRPA); Y Nagabhushanam (State GS Andhra); Sri. M.D.Jaffar Sadik (SSPOs Ongole);  Conrades C H.Srinivasa Rao (District Secretary of CITU); S.K.Humayun (Joint Secretary CHQ); Ramarao (CHQ Executive Member); C.H.Nagabhushanam (former P3 Circle Secretary); M.Srinivasa Rao Circle Secretary AIPEU GDS and Masthanrao (State Treasurer).

Huge number of delegates from all over the State attending the Conference to show the growth of our Association and the ongoing process of consolidation of AIPRPA in AP. - KR GS AIPRPA







Monday 27 August 2018

Why Petrol not under GST?

Patrol and Diesel prices highest ever! 

Petroleum corporates taking us for a ride! Today the petrol costs around 80/- per litre and it is 85/- in Mumbai!  Why Petrol and Diesel alone out of GST? Government is looting the people! Let the voice of Indians go up demanding linking of petroleum and diesel to GST! - KR GS AIPRPA

Sunday 26 August 2018

Kerala Catastrophe - Expedite Contributions to Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund! 


The damages is estimated to be more than 25000 crores, equal to total annual budget of that State. The Chief Minister has appealed again to India and the World! As decided by NCCPA and AIPRPA, please expedite the contributions from all districts and divisions:

1. By online: CMDRF, SBI City Branch Thiruvananthapuram, IFSC: SBIN0070028; PAN: AAAGD0584M

2.By Cheque / DD: The Principal Secretary (Finance), Treasurer, CMDRF, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram 695001.

Some Districts / Divisions are collecting and sending to Kerala CPMG through the CPMG Andhra or Tamilnadu in those States. It can also be done. In addition as per Kerala AIPRPA State GS message, direct remitrance to kerala Circle CPMG also can be done as follows:

👍🏽 This is the national ebiller (*KERALAPOSTRELIEFFUND*) for collection of donations for Kerala flood relief...biller id is 15017...all are requested share this biller ID with your friends in other circles and request them to donate for Kerala Postal employees affected by floods🙏

But action is urgent - pl act quickly- KR GS AIPRPA

Saturday 25 August 2018

Let us Join the Rally!

Let our Postal Pensioners be mobilized in 5th September Delhi Rally!




On 5.9.2018, a big rally is planned before Parliament in New Delhi. The original decision was taken in Confederation Hyderabad Convention. Later many Central TUs , mass organizations, State Govt employees, PSU unions joined. Now, it is a massive rally. NCCPA and AIPRPA CHQ have endorsed the programme. All CG Pensioners including the Postal & RMS Pensioners to join the rally. Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, H.P, Rajasthan, U.P, M P, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha,  (Above Vindhyas) to record large participants. Other Circles leaders shall join the rally. A separate contingent of CG Pensioners with our banners assemble separately at jantar mantar and join the big rally in a procession.

We should take the programme seriously and mobilize from now itself! GS AIPRPA is also participating in the rally! - KR GS AIPRPA

Friday 24 August 2018

Pensioners Post August issue despatch on 27th!


Release of this month issue of Pensioners Post on time was a bit tight due to CMC meeting of AIPRPA on 21-22 August at Yercaud. However it was managed and layout is over and gone to print on 23rd. With the cooperation of the Printer, we are getting ready to post on 27th as usual. It contains a special article on history of pension in 27 European countries; NCCPA National Executive decisions; Article on 33-20-10 of full pension; National Anomaly Committee discussion details; Around States; Pensioners Mirror and some other items. I request that all States try to enroll new subscribers to ensure its continuous regular release! - KR GS AIPRPA

Thursday 23 August 2018


Emergency Hero & Eminent Journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away! 


95 years old remowned journalist Kuldip Nayar had breathed his last today on 23.08.2018. He was an example of journalism to brave and write and expose all wrongs. He was not afraid to stand against the autocratic emergency regime in 1975. He was arrested for his strong position on democracy and anti-emergency.India has lost a genuine fighter for democracy. We dip our banner in honour and respect of this great personality! -KR GS AIPRPA

AIPRPA CMC comes to a close!




Two-day session of AIPRPA CHQ CMC is over yesterday evening with the combined open session with Salem District Confederation of CG employees at Salem. Comrades K.R.Ganesan Convenor of Confederation and all affiliates have organised the gathering in a nice manner. Comrade Kandabalan ITEF Salem Secretary presided the meeting.  Comrades KKN.Kutty President Confederation and K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA spoke on CG employees issues and Pensioners issues respectively. Hundreds of employees and pensioners attended the meeting.

The CMC subjects committee after discussion unanimously approved the report of GS and the audited accounts for the FY 2017-18. We enjoyed and highly benefitted by the intermittent intervention in the debate by the SG NCCPA Comrade KKN.Kutty also. The CMC took many decisions including the following important issues:

1. To strengthen all NCCPA programmes by our full mobilization and to stand with the legal battles of NCCPA on MACP date and Option 1. NCCPA full programme is being published in August issue of Pensioners Post.

2. To participate in large numbers from Delhi and adjoining States in 5.9.2018 Confederation Rally.

3. The CHQ office bearers are entrusted with the responsibility of other States for building AIPRPA. All efforts by all to be undertaken to build AIPRPA but our motive is not breaking any existing organisation.

4. The Managing committee to assist all activities of Pensioners Post as formed by Chennai District AGM is approved.

5. To get the approval of RNI and convert pensioners post journal as bilingual issue of English-Hindi from January 2019. However, all divisions should enroll maximum annual subscribers @ 120 per copy wherever the old subscriptions are exhausted.

6. To transfer the publisher and owner of the journal to AIPRPA CHQ by getting approval of RNI.

7. To monitor implementation of Postmen/Mailguard pay scale of 3050-4590 from 1.1.1996 itself notionally and actual benefit from 10.10.1997 at field level by our branches.

8. A comprehensive Pensioners Hand Guide will be prepared by CHQ.

9. Enrollment fee with application forms for all our members should be expedited by Districts / Divisions. Quota remittance to CHQ shall be regular.

10. Minimum 5 copies of News Letters @ 70 x 5= 350/- shall be subscribed to NCCPA by each division / District. Money orders with clear indication that this money pertains to News Letter to be indicated in MO.

11. On CGHS all issues and problems faced will be emailed to NCCPA as per the decision if National Executive of NCCPA.

12. As it has been clarified by Directorate that those who were on duty on 1.1.1986 are eligible for counting of induction training period for TBOP/BCR, pensioners are also eligible. Our branches should take care.

A detailed circular will soon go to all on AIPRPA CMC meeting decisions.

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Central Managing Committee session closes today!






Two-day session of AIPRPA CMC has completed its first day sitting. Today the session will end. The session was presided over by CHQ President comrade D.K.Rahate and inaugurated by NCCPA Secretary General comrade KKN.Kutty. A lively discussion by CMC Members on the Agenda and the Report submitted by General Secretary comrade K.Ragavendran took place. Due to Kerala floods many trains from Kerala as well as Kerala bound were cancelled to cause a bit of absenteeism. But still two office bearers from Kerala braved the situation and attended in addition to SG NCCPA who is with us all through our two-day session. The Reception Committee working like bees and making all arrangements with affection and care under the seasoned leadership of comrades Kanagavel (President & State VP); N.Shanmugam (Secretary & State AGS); B.K.Rajaram (Treasurer & State OGS) and Nethaji Subash (State AGS). The CMC is organised in Tamilnadu Hotel overlooking the beautiful lake of Yercaud. The CMC will take all necessary decisions today!

Friday 17 August 2018

Donate to Kerala!


APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO KERALA!

Dear Comrades!


Kerala – ‘God’s Own Country’ is devastated by the unprecedented rains and floods. The State Government of Kerala is struggling to rescue the state and its people. A call for donation has emanated from the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala. The appeal of Kerala Chief Minister is reproduced below. NCCPA to which we are affiliated has appealed for liberal donations to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. AIPRPA requests all our State / District / Divisional Association leaders to act immediately and arrange to collect donations from our members and donate directly to the “Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund” under intimation to AIPRPA CHQ and NCCPA CHQ. The Central Managing Committee of AIPRPA to meet at Yercaud Hills on 21-22 will decide and the contribution from CHQ will also be remitted immediately. But States and Districts / Divisions are requested to act and remit directly to the following address: 

The donations by way of Cheques / Demand Drafts are to be sent to: “The Principal Secretary (Finance), Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 695001”.

Electronic Online Money transfers are to be remitted to: “CMDRF, Account Number 67319948232, State Bank of India, City Branch Thiruvanathapuram, IFS Code: SBIN0070028; PAN:AAAGD0584M”

K.Ragavendran
General Secretary AIPRPA



NCCPA Appeal is also placed hereunder:



An appeal for financial help to overcome an horrible situation in Kerala
The unprecedented rains in Kerala, which lashed the coastal state for the past one month or more, caused havoc of horrible nature. The unprecedented rains caused landslides in the hilly regions of the state, where the density of population is as high as in the Plaines. Almost all dams numbering about 40 and reservoirs came to the brink of danger mark, not happened any time in the recent history. The authorities were left with no alternative but opened the shutters of the reservoirs which created another terrible situation not only in the hills but over the Plaines too. Every river in the state began to overflow creating horrendous disaster. Kerala is full of rivers, rivulets, canals and blackwaters besides innumerable water bodies. The water that gushed through the outlets threw houses and other buildings into it. The relief operations of the State Government ably assisted by all political parties, their workers and other voluntary organizations did an exemplary job in rendering help to the affected people. Despite this all-out efforts hundreds of people lost their life and thousands lost their lifelong savings and properties. Red alert was in operation in all the fourteen districts of the State indicating the extent of havoc created by the natures’ furry. Most of the village hamlets, towns and cities have become island, surrounded by water and cut off from each other. Rail and road traffic were severely affected. The air traffic too at Ernakulam Air Port came to a standstill. The low-lying area, the river bank hamlets all are submerged under water. Electric installation pump houses rods and many buildings having destroyed, the lose of property is alone is estimated to be at Rs. 9000 crores. Army, Paramilitary forces, Navel and Airforce personnel, National Disaster Relief Forces have all been involved in the rescue operations, besides the State police and local people. The state is facing war-like situation needed help from all. The rain has been continuing unabated till this moment this is being penned.

Elsewhere in this issue we have published the appeal made by Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, the honourable Chief Minister of Kerala. We appeal to all our constituent affiliates, state units and members to donate to the Chief Ministers relief fund directly through their organization, conveying this appeal threw WhatsApp, Facebook, circulars and other means. The NCCPA headquarters may be informed of the donations by each units and members of NCCPA

KKN.Kutty
Secretary General NCCPA

Monday 13 August 2018

Comrade Somnath Chatterjee Passed Away! 




Former Speaker of Lok Sabha and A great Parliamentarian! Raised his voice in Parliament and outside on umpteen occasions in his public life on behalf of toiling people. On many occassions stood with the CG Employees, Postal Employees and GDS during our struggles. Played his role in protecting the postal services as chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on proposed Amendments to Indian Post Office Act. AIPRPA dips its banner in his respect and memory - KR GS AIPRPA
K Ragavendran
General Secretary AIPRPA

Saturday 11 August 2018

Decisions of NCCPA National Executive Meeting held at Chennai on 05.08.2018

National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Associations
National Executive Committee Meeting.
Chennai – 5.8.2018

Minutes of the meeting.

The National Executive of NCCPA met at Chennai on 5.8.2018 as scheduled. In all 24 comrades participated at the meeting. Some of the office bearers could not go over to Chennai. Com. Pavitra Chakraborty, Com.S.Rahman and Com. D.V.Dhakhthod had intimated of their inability to attend the meeting due to illness.   The meeting commenced at 10.30 AM.  Com. K. Ragavendran, Deputy Secretary General welcomed the members on behalf of the Reception committee. The reception committee had made the boarding & lodging arrangements at the meeting venue.  Com.Shiv Gopal Mishra, President, due to the late running of the flight could not reach the venue of the meeting at the prescribed time for the commencement of the metring.  He joined the meeting later.  The meeting, therefore, commended with Com. S.S. Roy in the chair. Before the business was taken up, the house observed two minutes silence to pay homage to the departed comrades during the period between the last and the present meeting. 
The agenda was introduced by Com. KKN. Kutty Seceratary General.  The following  proposals were mooted for inclusion in the agenda.
           
(i)                             CGHS related issues (By com.M.N. Reddy)
(ii)                           Maintenance of Website. (By Com. K.G. Jayaraj)
(iii)                         Com.A.K.Ghosh suggested that the first item of the agenda may be read as “review of decisions taken at the last NE meeting instead of only the programme of action.

The house approved the suggestions.  Com. Secretary General proposed that agenda item No. 3 could be taken up for discussion in the presence of Com. President, which was also accepted by the house.

On a thorough discussions of the agenda items, the meeting was concluded at 5.30 PM on the same day.  We give hereunder the decisions taken by the Executive at the meeting.

            Agenda Item No.1.  Review of decisions of the last NE meeting The house noted that the programme of action chalked out by the NE meting held at Nagpur i.e. to hold  a massive dharna at Delhi had been carried out, almost reaching the target fixed by the meeting for the participation of the comrades (i.e.96%). The house also noted that all out efforts had been made by all affiliates and COCs to make the programme a grand success. The house also appreciated the efforts made in by the Delhi Unit of AIPRPA in conducting the programme and the co-operation extended by the Chief Post Master General, Delhi Circle.

Almost all comrades took part in the discussions.  Com. Jayaraj explained the latest position emerged after discussion with the Government on the question of wage and pension revision of BSNL employees. While every comrade agreed that the programme of 25th October, 2017 was magnificent in all respects, there had been a lull in the movement thereafter.  There had been no follow up action to keep alive the issues. Many suggestions were made out in respect of the future course of action.  It was ultimately decided that:

(i)                              to organize  Post card campaign eliciting the involvement of all pensioner members of the NCCPA to be concluded by 15thDecember, 2018.( The format to be written on the postcard will be prepared and sent later). It wll be addressed to the Prime Minister.  The State Units and affiliates will collect the same and would be sent to the PM between 15th and 31stDecmeber,2018.
(ii)                           To mobilize members to take part ln the 5th September programme of Confederation Rally especially from the areas nearby to  Delhi.
(iii)                         As decided by the all India Conference at Kolkata, we have to ensure that all the Pensioners participate in the programmes chalked out by the Central Trade Unions.   The SG informed that the Central Trade Unions were planning to have a nationwide convention at Delhi by the end of August, 2018 to declare certain programmes culminating in strike action in December, 2018. The Pensioner comrades will take part in this programme and will organize a demonstration at all centres on the day of strike
(iv)                          The Confederation of CGEs have planned for a strike action on 15th November, 2018.  This is likely to be shifted to synchronies with the action of the Central Trade Unions.  The Secretary General was authorized to take appropriate decision to endorse the programmes chalked out by the Confdn.
(v)                            There will be a Dharna programme organized jointly by all the affiliates at the following centres in January, 2019. The date for the dharna will be announced later.
(a)               Trivandrum or any other place the CGPA Kerala decides.
(b)               Chennai
(c)                Hyderabad
(d)               Bangalore
(e)               Kolkata: (Including Orissa & Bihar & Jharkhand)
(f)                 Guwahati. (Assam and North Estern States)
(g)               Jaipur (including Delhi)
(h)               Ambala or Chandigarh( Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J & K)
(i)                 Lucknow. (whole of UP)
(j)                 Bhopal( MP and Chattisgarh)
(k)                Nagpur (Vidharba region of Maharashtra)
(l)                 Mumbai (Maharashtra(excluding vidharba region) and Gujarat
The respective States will finalize the date in consultation with the Secretary General. One of the Principal Office bearers of the NCCPA will attend the Dharna. The dates may preferably be fixed in the second fortnight of January, 2018.

(vi)                          Mass contact or campaign programme. Feb. 2019. Mass meetings or conventions will be organized with an interaction session in which the National Sectt. Members will take part, hear the collective and individual grievances of the pensioners and chalk out what could be done in the matter.
(vii)                        The NCCPA will write to the Secretary Pension and the SBI of the pendency in settling the pension re-fixation cases. 
(viii)                      In the month of March, 2019, the NCCPA will organize a Token mass fasting at New Delhi.  The meting fixed a minimum of 2000 pensioner comrades to participate in the token fast at Delhi.  The other Pensioners organizations would be consulted to explore the possibilities of a joint programme . (The date will be finalized later i.e. after eliciting response from other organizations of their willingness or otherwise in the programme.
(ix)                          In all the progrmmes mentioned above, the 10 point charter of demands would be projected.
(x)                            The affiliates and the CGPA Units will bring to the notice of the CHQ of the various court cases which are in favour of the pensioners so as to enable the CHQ to write to the Pension Secretary for its acceptance and make it applicable to similarly placed pensioners (The date of effect of MACP need not be referred to.)

Agenda Item No.2.. The meeting decided, after detailed deliberations of the need to file the court cases in respect of both the Option No. 1 as also the date of effect of MACP. The details will be worked out by the Sectt.

Agenda  Item No.3.  Com.Shiva Gopal Misra explained the crux of the discussion at the National Anomaly committee meeting. He was of the opinion that the matter should be taken up with the Pension Secretary in the Committee under the JCM on pension related issues. He also referred to the discussions at the NJCA meeting on Minimum wage/Minimum pension, Fitment formula both for Pay and pension  He said that the NJCA will meet again on 18th to review and take further decision as how to proceed with the issue.

Agenda Item No. 4. NCCPA Journal. It was noted that unless serious efforts are taken as per the decision of the last NE meeting held at Nagpur, the circulation would not be able to be increased.  It was also noted that the very viability of the journal depends upon the circulation. The West Bengal Unit, who is in charge of the financial matters concerning the journal, has given a list of defaulters. The Sectt will act upon it.  However, it was desired that they should prepare a Receipt and Payment Account to have a clear picture of the financial difficulties. The meeting was told about certain proposals arrived at the Kolkata meeting of the comrades in charge of the publication of the journal in respect of improvement of the content of the journal.  The Secretary General reiterated that it was necessary that he receives the material for publication from all the affiliates and the State Units by 10th of each month in word form.  There had been some complaints about the non-receipt of the journal. The WB unit was requested to look into it. It was also decided that to overcome the present financial problems, the journal will be charged at Rs. 6 per copy from next month onwards and the proposal for increasing the per copy charge along with the number of pages would be placed at the next Conference. Bank Account details at Kolkata will be repeated in our circular so that all money pertaining to journals will be sent to that account only.  One of the other suggestion made at the meeting was to ensure that Hindi version of the journal is brought out to increase or widen the subscription base. 

Agenda Item No.5 & 6.  NCCPA accounts and finances: Com. Treasurer could reach Chennai only on 5th as he could not get reservation prior to that.  The prepared accounts could not be discussed at the Sectt. It was decided that Com.KKN, Com.K.Ragavendran and Com. Sidhu   will look into it when they meet on 5th September, at Delhi.   The accounts will then be circulated amongst all members/affiliates.   Com. Sharma, Rajasthan detailed the efforts undertaken by them in strengthening the finances of their unit and requested the CHQ to follow those.   He declared a donation of Rs. 1 lakh besides paying Rs. 10,000 towards their annual subscription. 

Agenda Item No. 7. Venue and date of next conference. It was informed that the Conference is due in 2019 and the same should be held in a month convenient to the host unit after June, 2019. There had been no voluntary offers from any unit.  After some discussions, it was decided that the Conference would be held at Rajasthan for which the ITPF CHQ offered all assistance.  During the discussion on the agenda item, a suggestion was mooted that the conducting of the conference being a constitutional requirement and finance should not come in the way of carrying out that responsibility.  It was, therefore, decided that donation from each member for this specific purpose may be collected so that the host unit will not have an unbearable financial burden. 

Agenda Item No. 8. Affiliation applications.  The applications received from the following organizations were considered and it was decided to grant them affiliation. 
(a)               Pensioners Association, Central Water Commission.
(b)               Central Ground Water board Pensioners Assn.
(c)                Central Leprosy Teaching and Research Institute , Chengalpattu (TN).

Agenda Item No.9.  Constitution.  The final draft of the Constitution incorporating the amendments moved and passed at the Kolkata Conference was submitted to the house by the Secretary General.  He said that from the information he has obtained the draft had been prepared after causing some discussions with the persons who are in the knowledge of registration procedures.   The house then finally decided to apply for registration and authorize the Sectt. to make  necessary changes to get the registration formalities completed.  Com. VAN Namboodiri Patron pointed out the necessity to remove the words of sponsoring committee from the Constitution to be replaced by the Central Trade Unions.  He also wanted that each post of the office bearers must be mentioned under definitions and rules.  The house accepted his suggestions.
Agenda Item No. 10.  The issue concerning the maintenance of the website was discussed at length.  It was agreed that the website shall have the following features:
                       
(a)               Constitution.
(b)               Name of the affiliates and the Phone No. of the Chief Executive of each of the affiliate
(c)                Name of the office bearers and their phone Numbers
(d)               The Mailing list
(e)               Circulars and notices issued from the CHQ from time to time.
(f)                 Important decision of the Govt. with link to the original orders

CGHS facilities:

Many comrades raised issues pertaining to the grievances of the pensioners over the functioning of the CGHS.  Com.M.N.Reddy wanted the problems connected with Local purchases to be removed immediately.  He along with Com. Somayya suggested that the hired buildings where the CGHS  dispensaries are located hardly has facilities; they also wanted emergency dispensaries to come up in Hyderabad. Com. Secretary General informed the house the issue of empanelment of hospitals has already taken up with the Government .  He requested all Units to send in a self-contained note detailing the difficulties faced by the beneficiaries so as to enable him to prepare a comprehensive note and submit the same for discussion with the Health Secretary.  Com. President also assured for arranging an early meeting with the health secretary in the matter.
Com.K.Ragavendran, Deputy SG NCCPA: Raised the rate of subscription of CGHS for pre-2016 Postal Pensioners. Comrade Shiv Gopal Mishra wanted a note on this issue to enable him to take up the matter with the Government.
Com. SG reiterated the need for a comprehensive note dealing with the issues:  viz. out –patient related problems, medicine dispensing and empanelment of hospitals in each CGHS centre.He wanted the Note from units to be received by him by 10th September, 2019.
Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron moved a resolution for grant of Universal Pension to  all senior citizens above the age of 60 whether they are Government Employees or not. The house adopted the resolution unanimously.
The house then decided to meet again in February, 2019 to review the implementation of the programme chalked out for December and January and take necessary steps to make the action slated for March, 2019 a grand success.
Another issue that came up for discussion was the need to exempt the Pensioners from payment of Income tax   After some discussions, it was decided  that for the present a demand should be placed to raise the taxable minimum in respect of pensioners/senior citizens to Rs. 5 lakhs per year.
The following comrades took part in the deliberations of the house.
COMRADES
1.      Shiv Gopal Mishra,
2.      V.A.N. Namboodiri
3.      S.S.Roy
4.      K.K.N. Kutty
5.      K.Ragavendran
6.      K.G. Jayaraj
7.      M.N. Reddy
8.      D.K.Debnath
9.      Prabhakaran Nair
10.  T.Sudhakaran
11.  S.K.Sharma
12.  A.K.Ghosh
13.  Ishwar Singh Dabas
14.  CPK Dasan
15.  Somayya

Com. Secretary General profusely thanked the AIPRPA GS Comrade K.Ragavendran and the team of his organization for the excellent arrangements made to hold the meeting of the Executive at Chennai.
The National Executive was declared as concluded by the President.  
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CHARTER OF DEMANDS.

As finalized at the Chennai NE meeting
On 05.08.2018


1.       Implement Option No. 1 as  a pension fitment formula as recommended by the 7th CPC and Grant MACP benefit w.e.f 1.01.206 as per the Supreme Court  judgment.

2.    Revise the Pension of BSNL absorbed retirees immediately with 15% fitment, recommended by the 3rd PRC and approved by the government from 01-01-2017, delinking the wage revision in BSNL.

3.    Revise  pension of Central Autonomous Body pensioners.

4.    (a) Provide notional fixation of pension under Option No. 3 on the basis of the pay scale/pay level of the cadre or grade from which the pensioner retired. (b) Provide fixation of pension in the case of all pre 2006 pensioners on the basis of the grade pay/pay level or pay scale of the post or cadre from which one has retired as per the judgments of Courts.

5.    Extend the benefit of CS(MA) Rules  to all pensioners who are not covered by CGHS.

6.    Increase the FMA to Rs. 2000 as has been granted to PF Pensioners.

7.    Raise the minimum pension to 60% of the Minimum wage. i.e. Rs. 10,800 p.m.

8.    Restore the commutation portion of pension after 10 years.

9.    Provide increased rates of pension on attainment of 70 years onwards.

           10. Scrap the New Contributory pension scheme and restore the defined benefit pension              to all CGEs irrespective of their date of entry into the Government service.