Thursday 28 March 2019

Left is always on our side! Let us support the Left in the coming general elections!

CPI(M) Election Manifesto has covered various peoples' issues including against NPS and for Universal Pension to all Senior Citizens! The extracts are as under:

Under Para heading "Highlights":

Old age pension with minimum monthly pension which is not less than half the minimum wage, or, Rs. 6,000 per month, whichever is higher, for all citizens.

Under Para heading "Working Class":

Scrapping of the “New Pension Scheme” and the PFRDA Act and putting in place a benefit-defined pension scheme with adequate funding by employers and government for all workers/employees ensuring at least a pension of 50 per cent of last pay drawn with indexation.

Friday 15 March 2019

CG Pensioners on Hunger Fast in Delhi!

At the call of NCCPA Pensioners hold hunger fast in National Capital! 

As decided earlier, the pensioners of Central Government joined in hundreds to take part in Fast Programme called by NCCPA. The agitation in the national capital is draw focus of Government on our 10 Point Charter of Demands. Comrade Shiv Gopal Sharma Chairman NCCPA presided. Comrades KKN.Kutty (Secretary General NCCPA); VAN Namboidiri (Patron NCCPA); K.Ragavendran (General Secretary AIPRPA); K.G.Jayaraj (General Secretary AIBDPA); R.N.Parashar ( Secretary General National Federation of Postal Employees); Giriraj Singh (President NFPE) and many leaders addressed. Despite hurdles created by the declaration of General Elections, the Program was successfully observed. The policies against pensioners and working class came under heavy criticism by speakers in the programme. 

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Get ready for a prolonged legal battle!

Our first batch of Petition by 30th June Retirees for increment hearing tomorrow!

The CAT Chennai appears to be against granting the increment to 30th June Retirees! A series of petitions filed by different section of retired from CG departments have been dismissed by CAT quite recently including a case today. Our first set of petitions go before CAT tomorrow with K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA as the first petitioner. Our  MA number is 131 of 2019 (LT). But as the mood of Court is not in favour, our case too is likely to be dismissed tomorrow.

The line taken by CAT Bench Chennai is that the case of Ayyamperumal is coming under "per incuriam" type. This means that the judgment fails to take other judgments of same nature of case and not argues against those judgments to justify change of judgment. There are two cases including a three member bench of AP High Court, which went against our prayer earlier. But when the Advocates pointed out that since the SLP by Government was dismissed by Supreme Court in Ayyamperumal case, it should not be brought under "per incuriam" type. But the CAT said that the dismissal of SLP without assigning reasons need not be binding. Such SLP dismissals are coming under "Dismissal limine" and hence not binding. Therefore the CAT Chennai has rejected/dismissed the petitions filed by our different 30th June retirees. We will try to argue tomorrow that the dismissal of SLP in Ayyamperumal case is not of that type of dismissal. However, tomorrow our fate may also be similar only, if our guess is not wrong on the face of stand of CAT Chennai! We have already discussed all points with our Advocate. If CAT takes such an unreasonable position, we are moving Madras High Court against CAT decision. Let us fight for justice! Let us not despair!! Await further note from CHQ after tomorrow's verdict!! - KR GS AIPRPA

Monday 11 March 2019

NCCPA Programme at Delhi stands! 
Mobilize in full strength!

As general elections are announced by Election Commission, comrades are enquiring about NCCPA Program. The NCCPA programme will go ahead as announced on 15.03.2019 at Jantar Mantar. It is good time to launch the programme to attract attention of one and all towards our major issues!

Go ahead! Mobilize in full strength! Delhi Chalo! Delhi Chalo!!


Friday 8 March 2019


CHQ Instructions to Delhi Chalo Programme

The following guidelines / instructions are for Comrades reaching Delhi to attend NCCPA Token Fast:

(1)Accommodation at CHUG Dharmsala, Udyan Marg, Near Gol Market CNG Station, Gol Market, New Delhi 1100001. 

(2) 25 Rooms to accommodate 100 comrades with 4 comrades per room + 80 comrades in basement big hall is arranged. 

(3) Comrades stay in rooms are to bring their own lock and keys. It is must for our safety. Bring locks with at least two keys. 

(4) Accommodation reserved for 14th and 15th March 2019. Comrades leaving on 16th should vacate on 16th morning. Those who stay further have to make their own payment in Dharmsala. 

(5) Beds are also arranged in rooms and basement hall.

(6) As it will be mildly cold in nights, all are requested to compulsorily bring their sweater and monkey-cap.

(7) A meeting of Central Managing Committee will be held after 15th March Hunger fast (at NFPE office North Avenue N.D 110001). Available CMC members are requested to attend. 

8) All divisional / district Secretaries as well as State General Secretaries are requesed to SMS to General Secretary in 09444919295 or in Aiprpa CHQ whatsapp about the number of comrades reaching Delhi and the details of their arrival in Delhi. The group leader of the coming groups are requested to contact the General Secretary in 09444919295 for necesary guidance if possible. 

K.Ragavendran. General Secretary

Wednesday 6 March 2019

15.03.2019 Delhi Chalo! 

At the call of NCCPA, all of us have to march to Delhi to attend the 'Token Fast' by CG Pensioners at Jantar Mantar from 11.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.

For AIPRPA comrades coming to Delhi from distant states arrangement for stay on 14th 15th is made by CHQ in Chug Dharmsala, Udyan Marg, Near Goal Market CNG station, New Delhi 110001.

General Secretary K.Ragavendran will be available in Delhi from 13th morning itself. You are free to call for necessities.

Come in large numbers!
Come with banners and flags!