Monday 30 September 2019

Tomorrow let us observe 'International Pensioners Day' at the call of TUI(P&R)!

At the call of Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retired) every year October 1st is to be observed as International Day of Pensioners. Therefore please go ahead with the preparations undertaken and reported in several places. In Chennai City at 3.00 P.M the NCCPA and the Tamilnadu State COC of Central and State Government and Public Sector Pensioners Associations are holding a joint demonstration and gate meeting at Moore Market Complex of Chennai Central Railway Station. - KR GS AIPRPA

Thursday 26 September 2019

Update on Pre-2006 Case in Chennai CAT by AIPRPA CHQ!

The hearing came today but the Department's reply affidavit is yet to be filed. It is ascertained that the reply was prepared and sent for approval from Postal Directorate and likely to be filed before next hearing on 23.10.2019! - KR GS AIPRPA

At the call of CHQ and TUI!

AIPRPA CHQ calls upon our Pensioners Associations to 
observe the following 4 Programmes effectively! 

1. Complete the 2nd Phase of Programme by 30th September and meet Members of Parliament!

2. Hold International Pensioners Day at the call of TUI (P&R) on 1.10.2019 jointly with other pensioners unions!

3. Celebrate 74th Anniversary of WFTU on 3.10.2019!

4. Prepare in full swing for 3rd phase Programme of half a day Dharna on 15.10.2019. Incidentally, Confederation of CG Employees also holding its Dharna Programme on 15th. Join with Confederation and hold Dharna unitedly wherever feasible! In other places hold independently!

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Celebrate 74th Anniversary of WFTU! 

The WFTU ( World Federation of Trade Unions) which had founded our TUI (P&R) has completed its 74 years of glorious existence and celebrating its 74th anniversary on 3.10.2019. Let us join the celebrations and hail 'Long live WFTU' - KR GS AIPRPA

Sunday 22 September 2019

All States - Districts / Divisions of AIPRPA kindly act!

2nd Phase Programme of meeting the Members of Parliament is on! 

Make the Programme really effective by submitting copy of our memorandum to Prime Minister before 30.09.2019!

Dear comrades! There is only 8 days left for the programme. Our AIPRPA delegation at State and Divisional level have to meet their respective area Parliament Members to submit the copy of our memorandum to Prime Minister. Request them to raise these issues in the appropriate manner in Parliament/Government. Act swiftly and complete the task. Please don't forget to send the photo to Pensioners Post immediately.

Please send your short report to CHQ about 1st and 2nd phase of Programme and about preparations on for 3rd phase of half day Dharna on 15.10.2019!

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Let us show solidarity to Odisha AIPRPA!

State / District / Divisional Secretaries of AIPRPA to act immediately!
Rush to the aid of Odisha State Association of AIPRPA!
The SSPOs Cuttack Division is behaving totally against the Pensioners and shows her autocratic behaviour towards our Pensioner leader!

The 1st Phase of agitation by the AIPRPA is over on 13th September 2019, when many States / Districts / Divisions conducted demonstrations and submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India through the SSPOs / SSRMs. The programme was generally peaceful and without any untoward incidents as we the senior citizen pensioners of Postal & RMS are not interested in escalation of any tension. The general report is that everywhere the SSPOs / SSRPMs have supported our programme and accepted the memorandum and forwarded it to the Honourable Prime Minister of India. The CHQ is highly grateful to all those officers, who could understand the feelings of the retired officials of the Postal Department. This way, the 1st Phase is a grand success.

However, we are shocked to see that one SSPOs is acting differently and refused to meet our AIPRPA delegation on 13.09.2019. She did permit only the Secretary Comrade R.N.Dhal to come in alone into her chamber to hand over the memorandum. But when he entered to submit the memorandum she shouted in loud voice asking him to get out! The behaviour of the SSPOs Cuttack Division is unparliamentary and boorish towards the representative of the retired officials of the Postal Department. The acceptance of memorandum and forwarding it to the Prime Minister would not have hampered her great job to the nation! The District Association is  launching a dharna demonstration on 20.09.2019 to protest the attitude of the SSPOs, nut permission to hold the dharna demonstration on 20th also refused by the SSPOs. Now the Association is in a position to launch the demonstration outside by seeking the permission of the Police!

But not only she had behaved in this unruly manner but we are not clear as to whether the permission to  hold Dharna on 15.10.2019 at the call of the CHQ as the third phase could be granted or not! The attitude of this single officer in the whole of India is anti-pensioners and anti-retired employees of Postal & RMS! A letter by the CHQ to the Secretary Department of Posts to intervene has also been sent by email. We learn that the State Association of Odisha also had addressed the issue to the Chief PMG for intervention. The attitude of the SSPOs, who is a newly recruited IPOS officer, is quite shocking to all of us; but nevertheless not altogether unexpected, as we have seen such autocratic officers now and then during our long experience in the P&T Trade Union movement.

The AIPRPA CHQ requests all State / District / Divisional Secretaries to send a protest letter to the Secretary Department of Posts immediately in the following manner in the letter pad of the State / District / Divisional Associations. The protest letter may be either sent by email to the Secretary ( or by E-Post from Head Post Offices, which is very easy and economical and can be typed in our letter pad in A4 size:
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi -110001

Sub: Request to cause to rein in the SSPOs Cuttack Division and ensure democratic practices under her administration – regarding.

The SSPOs Cuttack Division had behaved unparliamentarily and boorishly towards the State General Secretary and the representative of the Odisha Postal & RMS Pensioners AIPRPA Association on 13.09.2019 while the latter tried to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister through her at the call of the CHQ of our Association. The same event throughout India was calm and peaceful while this is the only Officer who stood out to behave like an autocratic ruler. She is forgetting the fact that showing disrespect to the past postal employees who have rendered yeomen service for the progress of the Postal Service is least expected from an officer under the general dispensation of the Directorate and the Government. She is continuing the trend and is refusing permission to hold any peaceful programme in her campus. We pray for  your kind intervention to cause to rein in this lady officer, who is a fresh recruit and lacks the basic knowledge of the amity that exists between the Officers and the Association leaders in the Department of Posts generally in all  places.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
State / District / Divisional Secretary

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Remember 1968 strike on 19th September!    


It was on this day in 1968 the CG employees went in a day's token glorious strike. In those days even a day strike was intolerable to Government. All strikes were considered as instigation by foreign countries to support Indian revolution! So every strike was met with extreme suppression; including 19th September 1968 strike action. Many employees lost their lives due to police action. Heavy victimization followed. Let us remember and honour all those comrades whose supreme sacrifices have paved a better life to all of us! - KR GS
*CGHS Patients in emergency can directly approach empaneled hospitals!

 Now it is mandatory to treat CGHS patients without asking for any cash advance, if they are taken to CGHS empaneled hospitals on emergency without due reference from CGHS.

Saturday 14 September 2019

TUI Call - Observe Effectively!

1.10.2019 – International Pensioners Day
Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retired) has called for yearly observance of 1st October as the ‘International Pensioners Day’.
The slogan it has coined for this Programme is “Decent Life for Pensioners including Food, Transport and Housing”

The States / Districts / Divisions are requested to observe this programme very effectively by joining hands with all other Pensioners Associations by talking to them immediately and planning to hold the programme on 1.10.2019. Talk to NCCPA /AIBDPA / ITPF and other CGPA Associations and hold the programme jointly. NCCPA also issued the call for observance of the programme.
Hold Mass Meetings of Pensioners / Mass Rallies / Mass Demonstrations in common places and observe the programme jointly with NCCPA/AIBDPA/other CGPA organizations and also with Pensioners Associations of State Government/ EB/Teachers etc if you are part of such COCs as in Tamilnadu. There may be such joint pensioners bodies in some other states also.
Action is being taken to talk with leaders of COC of Centre, State Government and PSU Pensioners Associations in Tamilnadu State for jointly holding the programme in all District Headquarters.
All are requested to send reports of observance of this Programme of International Pensioners Day on 1.10..2019 immediately after observing the Second Phase of AIPRPA CHQ Programme of Action.

Report to CHQ and Start preparations for 2nd Phase!

Congratulations to All States and Districts / Divisions!

Successful Holding of I Phase of AIPRPA CHQ Programme reported from many States!

AIPRPA CHQ Congratulates the States and District / Divisional Associations for holding the First Phase of Demonstrations and submission of Memorandum to Hon’ble Prime Minister through the SSPOs / SSRMs on 13.09.2019. Reports and Photographs of both the Demonstrations and Submission of Memorandum to SSPOs/SSRMs will be published in the next issue of Pensioners Post. CHQ thanks for all those who have sent the report and photos in whatsapp and Email. Those States / Districts who are yet to send the photos and report are immediately requested to email to CHQ. If any State / District have not implemented the programme First Phase, they are requested to report the reason for  non-implementation to CHQ.

Initiate full preparations for 2nd Phase

Fix appointments with your Members of Parliament immediatetly between 15.09.2019 to 30.09.2019!

CHQ requests all to take all efforts to meet the respective Member of Parliament of their constituencies as a Delegation and request them to intervene in Parliament / with Government. Kindly hand over a copy of our Memorandum to Prime Minister to the Members of Parliament. Do not forget to send the photos of our meeting the Honourable Members of Parliament to the CHQ for publication. This is a very important step in highlighting our sectional issues. Please attach much importance to the 2nd Phase.

K.Ragavendran General Secretary AIPRPA

CHQ requests only 20 Delegates will go to Jaipur AIC!

CHQ requests only Delegates to come to Jaipur NCCPA AIC!

NCCPA CHQ has allotted 20 delegates to AIPRPA to attend 4th AIC at Jaipur from 1-2 November. The Reception Committee could make arrangements of stay only for delegates in the venue. Earlier, we have encouraged visitors, but due to the above constraint we have to avoid visitors. We tried to find any alternate accommodation on our own near by venue through CHQ Vice President comrade B.M.Sunda at Jaipur. Unfortunately there is no nearby convenient accommodation including lodges. It will be harsh on visitors coming to Jaipur as they have to make their own arrangements for stay.

Therefore, we once again request that only Delegates should go to Jaipur from AIPRPA. Fortunately the number of Delegates is increased from 10 to 20 and therefore the CHQ could include more State GS / CHQ Office bearers after getting their consent. Totally, only 20 delegates will go to Jaipur from.AIPRPA besides the ex-officio delegates, who are Office bearers of NCCPA including the GS AIPRPA.

Many comrades have actually desired and even some have booked their tickets. But on behalf of CHQ, I regret extremely for not able to entertain any visitors. Kindly bear with us and cancel if any train tickets have been booked! We assure all that we will take care of any number of visitors during our AIPRPA CHQ AIC next year at Trivandrum. - KR GS AIPRA

Friday 13 September 2019

Entitlement of Delegates to Affilates and Information about AIC NCCPA

13-C Feroze Shah Road,
New Delhi. 110 001.

E mail:

SECY. GENERAL:          COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030

Dated:  12th September,, 2019

Dear Comrades,

We were not favoured with a reply to our communication  by many seeking information regarding membership and remittances,  though we sent that letter a few months back.  In the absence of the requisite details we could not prepare the due statement  of subscription. Now that the Conference is slated for November, 2019, it would not be possible to wait for the reply indefinitely.
The undersigned had been to Jaipur to have an interaction with the comrades of the host unit of the 4th All India Conference, i.e. CGPA, Jaipur.  The host unit has booked the venue for the conference  and 37 rooms to accommodate the guests.  It would be sufficient only to house about 150-170 delegates at the maximum.  Taking into account the physical condition of our delegates, we have requested that every delegate is to be provided with folding cots and proper beddings.  Jaipur will be very cold during November and the climate can go into a worse mould.  All Com. Delegates  must  therefore be requested to carry sufficient warm clothing ..  A detailed itinerary has been prepared for the conduct of the conference  and the same is enclosed.  The host unit and the CHQ will expect the co-operation from all concerned. Delegates may submit their views in writing if it could not be presented within the time frame decided upon by the Presidium.

We have decided to allot one delegate for every 500 paid up membership with a minimum of one delegate for each unit.  We have annexed the list of membership of each affiliate and State unit as  has been informed to us either orally or in writing.  Some details have been taken from the records of the last conference   On the basis of this information, the dues are computed.  The dues are to be cleared at the latest by 10.10.2019.  If there is any discrepancies, the same may be brought o our notice immediately for necessary correction.  We have indicated the maximum number of delegates if the dues are paid in full. Taking into account, the financial difficulties, we request all affiliates and State Units to clear the dues as early as possible.

Some of the affiliates and State Units have enquired about observers being permitted to attend the conference.   We have discussed the mater with our host unit. The observers would be permitted, provided they are able to make detheir own arrangements for stay at Jaipur  They will of course will be provided food at the conference venue if informed in advance.

Kindly intimate the journey details to the host unit as also the CHQ through e mail. This will help us in extending help and assistance, when they reach Jaipur.  Remittances are to be made to the savings bank account the details of which are mentioned hereunder.  After transferring the amount, the payer  may intimate the details to the treasurer by post to issue receipt.

with Greetings
Yours fraternally,

Secretary General.

Entitlement if fully paid Due
Fedn of CGPA, Kolkotta
Coffee Board
CGPA, Kerala
CGPA, Kolkotta
CGPA, Hyderabad
NCCPA, H.P. Unit
Ground Water Board
Railway Pensioners, Ajmer
CGPA, Nagpur
Postal A/cs, Nagpur
CGPA, Rajasthan  Jaipur
CGPA Indore
CGPA Khandwa
UCGP Assn, Hooghly
CGPA Chitorgarh
Civil Audit and Accounts.Nagpur
Central & State Pensioners Assn, Nagpur
PNB Pensioners Assn

Name of the Bank:     Syndicate Bank.
Branch Name:  India Park Branch, RZ 44331. Street No. 24, Sadh Nagar, Palam Colony, New Delhi. 110 0045.
MICR Code:                110025329
IFSC No.                     SYNB 0009188
Account  No.               91882010026870
Account is the joint name of the Finance Secretary and Secretary General i.e. Harbajan Lal Sidhu and K.K.N. Kutty.


1.       The Conference, , will be held at Jaipur on 1st and 2nd Nov. 2019
2.       The Conference shall commence at 10.30 AM on I.11. 2019.
3.       Delegates are expected to reach on Ist morning or 31st October, night as the case may be.  The reception committee will arrange for breakfast  on 1st at 8.00AM upto 9.30 AM.
4.       Flag hoisting at 10.00AM.
5.       Delegates who have reached on 31st  will be provided morning tea/coffee with and without sugar at 6.00AM latest.
6.       The inaugural session, which will commence at 10.30AM shall be concluded at 1.30PM. on Ist. Nov. 2019.
7.       Lunch will be served at 1.30 PM  to 3.00 PM.
8.       The National executive will meet at 3.00PM and shall conclude its deliberation by 4.30PM.
9.       The subject session will commence at 5.00PM  after the tea and snax are served.
10.   Secretary General will present the report and  the Treasurer the accounts.  The Conference will decide upon the various committees to conduct the subject session.  Viz. Credential, Steering, resolution  committees etc
11.   The delegates will submit the names of those who want to participate in the deliberation and present their views to the Presidium by 9.00PM on I.11.2019.
12.   The business session on Ist November, 2019 will be concluded at 8.30 PM and shall break for dinner.  The dinner will be served upto 10.30 PM on Ist November, 2019.
13.   Proceedings will be conducted by a Presidium consisting of President, Working President and Vice Presidents.
14.   The Presidium will normally permit one delegate from each state/affiliate and other if time permit.
15.   On 2nd November, the session will commence at 9.30AM and therefore breakfast will be served between 7.30 and 8.30AM. 
16.   There will be a tea break on 2.11.2019 at 11 AM  and the conference will be reassembled at 11.30 AM.
17.   The deliberations will be concluded by 1.30PM which will be followed by the summing up and reply by the Secretary General.
18.   Lunch break on 2.11.2019 will commence at 2.00 PM ;
19.   The session will recommence at 3.00 consider other items in the agenda.
20.   Election of new office bearers at 4.00PM.
21.   The tea will be served at 3.00 PM before the  recommencement of the Conference.
22.   Conference is expected to be concluded latest by 5.30 PM followed by tea and snax.
23.   The time schedule is tentative and shallbe altered by the Presidium to meet exigencies.
24.   Dinner will be provided at 8.30 PM on 2.11.2019.
25.   For the convenience of the delegates who are to leave early, the reception committee may make arrangements to pack their dinner if request is made on 1.11.2019.
26.   The host unit will make arrangements to provide  accommodation  from 3.00PM on 31st October and upto 10.30AM on 3rdNovember, 2019.
27.   On ly Tea and Snax and dinner will be served on 31st October, 2019. 
28.   Similarly only break-fast will be served by the host unit on 3.11.2019.
29.   Those who require room, accommodation, food etc. on 31st October, 2019 and 3rd November, 2019 must  pre-book the same.  Arrangements will be made by the host Unit only for those who requisition it for 31st October, 2019 and 3rd November, 2019.
30.   Morning tea (with biscuits)/confee with  and without sugar, break-fast, Lunch, tea and snax in the morning and evening, dinner  on 1st and 2nd November, 2019 will be provided by the host unit to all.
31.   The arrangements on 31st October, 2019 and 3rd November will only for those who have pre-booked it.
32.   Delegates fee:   Rs. 800 per delegate and Rs.500 per observer.
33.   Since all the delegates will be beyond the age of 60 and are supposed to be suffering from some ailments, room with certain minimum facilities will have to be provided.  , like,  toilets, , hot water, drinking water etc.  
34.    Conference venue may be provided with the following;

(a)    Computer or laptop
(b)   Internet, wifi facility
(c)    Stationery- computer paper, printing machine, etc.
(d)   A dedicated shop for  photocopy facility
(e)   An experienced comrade for ticket booking or the counter of a reputed travel agent’
(f)     Facility of a travel agent for local sight seeing at the delegates’ cost.
(g)    Primary health care facility.  A Doctor at least  twice a day on Ist and 2nd November, 2019.
(h)   Facility of a small shop ( either dedicated or at the venue) where the small daily needs are made available.
(i)      A dedicated shop near the venue for general medicines or prescribed medicines.
(j)     Conveyance: One or two standby car.
(k)    One comrade, who can book ola or uber cars for the delegates.
(l)      Engage 10-15 young working comrades to help the delegates, who may  have their own motor bikes etc.
(m) Provide paper towels,waste basket at as many places as possible.
(n)   Provide,if possible, chairs at the conference venue with writing facility.
(o)   Provide a small shoulder bag for the deleagates to keep  the documents, writing pad, pen etc.
(p)   Provide badges for delegates, observers, guests  in separate designs.]
(q)   Observers are permitted in the conference with the specific sanctionof the Sectt. 
(r)     Register of attendance at the conference venue. To be signed by all the delegates.
(s)    Registration committee to commence work from 31st October, 2019 and shall continue upto 11.00 PM and will restart at 6.00AM the next day.
(t)     NCCPA will give details of the delegates, Register of the registration committee shall have the following information from the delegates.  Sl.No. Name, State/affiliate representing. Mobile No. Receipt No of delegation fees remitted.
(u)   The reception committee will send in a communication indicating the arrangements made, the venue address, telephone numbers etc to all the affiliates and state units  as early possible.  They may requisition the following information to be supplied to them latest by 15.10.2019.

(i)                  Name
(ii)                State/affiliate
(iii)               Date and time of reaching Jaipur
(iv)              Mode of transport  and its arrival time at Jaipur.
(v)                Whether accommodation and food needed on 31.10.19 and 1.11.2019.
(vi)              Date and time of departure
(vii)             Whether interested in Jaipur sight seeing at own cost on 3.11.2019.
(viii)           Languages spoken
(ix)              Whether accommodation at own cost is needed after 3.11.2019 and if so the range of room rent prepared to pay
(x)                Whether suffering from any ailments, if so details thereof
(xi)              Advice them of the climatic condition of Jaipur in November and caution them of the dress needed.
(xii)             Intimate them that only North Indian Vegetarian food will only be available.
(xiii)           Ask the kitchen in charge to reduce spices and sugar in food prepared.
(xiv)           Tea or Coffee without sugar is a must and must be provided for.
(xv)            Ensure that delegates are taken from the railway station, bus stand or airport as the case may by the conveyance provided by the transport committee.  They may be dropped for departure and collect all requisite details from them
(xvi)           Advise the delegates to prepare their speeches if they wish to deliver at the Conference in writing and bring sufficient copies for circulation.  Even after the oral speech, such written documents maybe circulated.
(xvii)         Please consult a dietician and prepare an appropriate diet for those who are suffering from diabetic.  Collect the conformation from the delegates if explore whether it could be provided or not.
(xviii)   Reception committee may be requested to provide a small conference hall at the venue for the conduct of the NE or sect. Meeting during the conference. As far as possible, the Sectt. members may be provided accommodation at the same place.