Sunday 20 September 2020

State GS comrades to act!

 CMC Decision!

As per CMC of AIPRPA CHQ all State GS Comrades have to send email to CHQ on AIPRPA Organization. The email replies must contain details to all questions in the Questionnaire sent through social media. 

Only three State GS of Tamilnadu, Assam, Andhra and the State President of Himachal have sent the emails. 

All other State GS Comrades are requested to send the report without delay. CHQ has to compile the reports and a collective report is to be emailed by CHQ to all CMC Members. 


CMC का फैसला!

 AIPRPA CHQ के CMC के अनुसार, सभी राज्य GS कामरेडों को AIPRPA संगठन पर CHQ को ईमेल भेजना होगा।  ईमेल जवाब में सोशल मीडिया के माध्यम से भेजे गए प्रश्नावली के सभी प्रश्नों का विवरण होना चाहिए।

 तमिलनाडु के केवल तीन राज्य जीएस, असम, आंध्र और हिमाचल के राज्य अध्यक्ष ने ईमेल भेजे हैं।

 अन्य सभी राज्य जीएस कॉमरेडों से अनुरोध किया जाता है कि वे बिना देरी किए रिपोर्ट भेजें।  CHQ को रिपोर्टों को संकलित करना है और एक सामूहिक रिपोर्ट को CHC द्वारा सभी CMC सदस्यों को ईमेल किया जाना है।

 के.आर.-जी एस-AIPRPA


The Questionnaire is reproduced for the information of the State GS Comrades. Please answer to CHQ on the lines of the questionnaire:

1.      Number of Districts / Divisions formed so far.

2.      Actual Membership in each Division.

3.      Number of Districts not yet covered by formation of AIPRPA so far.

4.      Plans to form AIPRPA in those areas.

5.      Quota due to CHQ / States by branches.

6.      Names of District / Divisional Secretaries not yet included in AIPRPA District Secretaries Whatsapp Group so far.

7.      Method of regular contact with existing branches.

8.       Participation or otherwise in CHQ calls.


Sunday 13 September 2020



CMC Meeting Decisions on 13.09.2020

The Central Managing Committee of AIPRPA has met today in the video conference under the presidentship of CHQ President Comrade D.K.Rahate. CHQ Advisor Comrade C.C.Pillai (Ex-SG NFPE) was present throughout the meeting and addressed us to guide the meeting. The meeting started after paying homage to all departed Comrades of our front and service organizations as well as other areas including the personalities of political and various other fields. The level of participation was around 17 comrades and the absence of other comrades caused a gap in understanding the correct picture of organizational structure. The absence of States like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, Uttarpradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Telangana in the meeting today has been felt by all.

Two items of agenda alone were concentrated in the meeting today. They are (1) Organizing TUI Pensioners and Retirees call on 1st October; and (2) Organizational tasks in AIPRPA in all States.

The discussion started with the General Secretary Comrade K.Ragavendran initiating debate on the agenda items. Comrade M.Krishnan Executive Member (Ex-SG Confederation & NFPE) suggested various methods to build the organization in all States and Districts. Except one or two States (due to technical problems) all could join the debate and contribute. Many State General Secretaries presented a detailed picture of AIPRAP organization in their states. The following decisions emerged mainly:

1.    1. NCCPA will be approached to carry forward the struggle against the freezing the DA/DR as a follow up to the Email Campaign conducted by it.


2.   2Decided to hold the TUI Pensioners & Retirees international call to observe 1.10.2020 as “World Day for the Elderly or Pensioners and Retirees” befittingly in all States and Districts. AIPRPA will take the initiative to join with other organizations of pensioners in successfully implementing the programme.


3.     3. CHQ is authorised to chalk out a suitable programme on three issues of importance to Postal Pensioners, viz., (1) Implementation of higher pay scale to Postman/Mailguard including the TBOP and BCR levels of that cadre w.e.f., 1.1.1996 as per DoP Orders; (2) Implementation of orders of DoP for calculating the period of induction training for TBOP/BCR purposes without demanding training certificates from the eligible pensioners, and (3) Solutions to all important Medical problems of CGHS and non-CGHS Pensioners. This Programme will be chalked out by the CHQ after giving a gap from the 1st October programme but during the month of October itself.


4.     4. CHQ is authorised to appoint adhoc State Conveners for the States where we have no functioning State Associations at present. These State Coveners will be given responsibility to select suitable persons from the divisions to work as Adhoc Conveners. Formation of a regular body in the districts / divisions will be taken up after the corona pandemic subsided.


5.     5. State General Secretaries are authorised to select suitable comrades to take up the responsibility as the Adhoc Conveners of the Districts / Divisions where at present we don’t have a functioning branch. These Adhoc Conveners will function as the AIPRPA and form regular body in those districts/divisions after the pandemic is subsided.


6.     6 State  General Secretaries will guide all the districts / divisions to form and run a whatsapp group comprising of the office bearers and members of the particular division or district to keep the information passed on to all members during this corona time when traditional methods cannot be used. State General Secretaries will be included one of the Administrator Members by the District / Divisional Secretary in all the whatsapp groups at the district / divisional level.


7.     7. State General Secretaries will form one state level whatsapp group with all the Office Bearers of the State Association and the District / Divisional Secretaries only for the purpose of communication. The General Secretary shall be included as one of the Administrator Members in this group by the State General Secretaries so that the CHQ can interact with the States.


8.    8.  All State General Secretaries will send an email to the CHQ containing the replies on the position of AIPRPA organization on the lines of the questionnaire already circulated in the social media platforms before the CMC Meeting. Based on the emails the CHQ will compile and prepare a comprehensive report on ORGANIZATION and circulate to all CMC Members by email.


9.     9. The Meeting unanimously authorised the General Secretary to purchase a new laptop for the functioning of CHQ and Pensioners Post.


1   10. The Meeting resolved to speed up the quota remittance to CHQ and State by the Districts / Divisions for the current Financial Year of 2020-21 and any balance of last financial year 2019-20. The District / Divisional Secretaries are requested to check their accounts and intimate the CHQ so that the 30 Receipts of Quota remittance sent to CHQ during 2018, 2019, and 2020 till March 31st are linked properly and dispatched.



Wednesday 9 September 2020

Observe 1st October World Pensioners Day Befittingly - TUI Call endorsed by NCCPA


TUI (Pensioners & Retirees) Circular




E mail:

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



SECy. GENERAL:          COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030)

Dated: 10th September, 2020


All the affiliates, State Committees, CGPAs, State Cocs.


Dear Comrades,






We send herewith the circular letter from the General Secretary, TUI (Pensioners and Retirees) of the World Federation of Trade Unions written in connection with the observance of International day for older persons . Throughout the world the retirees and pensioners observe Ist October as  a day of solidarity with all those who fight against exploitation.  It is also to express solidarity with all old people to ensure that the well-being of senior citizens is the responsibility of the society.  To have a decent standard of living and well looked-after old age is considered an inalienable human right.   Unfortunately few countries and fewer governments have recognised this  right of the old people. The welfare society concept in fact came into being in the capitalist society to ward off the threat from the socialist ideology which was pervading in a major segments of the world in the beginning of the 20th Century.  Now that they could obliterate that threat by foul machinations,  In most of the countries the senior citizens are driven to a wretched life.  The world is now fed with the eulogy of free market, global economy, higher GDP growth rate, mega corporates, super profits and the consequent tickle down effect to serve the people and rescue from the misery and agony.  The greater the inequality , prosperous the country is the new propounded theory.  In our own country, social security and pension payment was considered a drain on the economy and a wasteful expenditure.  The next generation civil servants in the country shall live their retired life in uncertainty and penury as even their hard earned income would have been gobbled up by the so called mega corporations with the tacit help rendered by a Government elected by the same people in the hope that it will look after them. 

 It was the avalanche of the renewed idea of exploitation that has compelled many countries to make a relook into their social security system and ensure its demolition as has happened in our own country.  They are mocking at the person who made the chair in which the ruler is today sitting.  Observance of this day is to rededicate ourselves to the cause of a struggle to bring in a society sans exploitation; to have a better evening in the life of a human being and a non-dependent existence. 

 The world Federation of Trade Unions and the Trade Union International ( P&R)  have called upon us  to observe Ist October, 2020 in an appropriate manner. Not forgetting that we are in the midst of a deadly disease called corona virus covid 19 pandemic, we call upon our affiliates, State CoCs CGPAs and our members to organise demonstration by holding the placard, (specimen depicted hereunder) at-least for an hour. We know that this is a small step in the direction of the realisation of our dream – a world sans exploitation- but we are confident from our own experience that our small steps early in our life has enabled us to leap into giant strides. 

 With greetings,

 Yours fraternally,


Secretary General. 

Trade Union International Circular





October 1st was established by the UN as International Day of Older Persons, or also Day of the Elderly. Since the creation of the International Union of Trade Unions (TUI) of Pensioners and Retirees of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), this date has become a world day to fight against exploitation, due to the requirement to defend the rights of pensioners and retirees, for a decent life based on the wealth that the working class produces every day with its work.

 Once again, from the WFTU TUI of the WFTU, we call all our organizations and friendly organizations to action, in order to make next October 1st a day of vindication and fight for the rights of those who have already reached retirement and for the right to worthily retire for those who have not yet reached this stage of life, whether their activity has been carried out in the formal economy or in the informal economy.

It is an inalienable human right that, after a life of work, people of working class and popular extraction can leave their habitual activity and live with dignity. We qualify a decent life as one in which, thanks to the retirement pension or the income to which one is entitled, sufficient resources are available, such as habitable housing, drinking water, healthy food and health care, culture, leisure and free, quality public commuter transportation. Today there is enough wealth on the planet for all this; it is only enough to distribute it fairly, instead of spending it in imperialist wars.

 However, the reality is very different and many people who should have reached retirement must continue working because they do not have access to a sufficient pension, while many of those who have retired cannot have a decent life, a situation that worsens in the case of those who have been unemployed for a time or have worked all or part of their lives in the underground economy or in caring for other people, something that especially affects women.

The real and fundamental cause is the capitalist, unfair and exploitative mode of production, strengthened after the temporary defeat of the socialist countries. Currently, the capitalist governments are promoting new anti-worker measures, against pensioners, the working class and the people. In general, the working life is extended, the years of contribution are increased to be entitled to a pension and the amount received is decreased, all with the final objective of privatizing pensions and converting into another business for financial capital, what should be a universal right. That is the meaning of the existence and extension of the Pension Fund Administration entities (AFP) in numerous countries and the approval, by the European Union, of the so-called European Personal Pension Plan (PEPP), which as TUIof P&Rof the WFTU We have denounced (in Europe the First European Action of the P&R was held on June 17).

 In the name of capitalist competitiveness, retired people and pensioners around the world experience the worsening of their living conditions and those of their descendants, while social goods are commercialized and bloody conflicts and wars are promoted (with money from all citizens) imperialists.

 Against all this, we call for coordinated international action on October 1. We will fight with unity and common action as the working class, the people and those who suffer capitalist exploitation, for our immediate objectives, but always with the perspective of a society without exploitation, oppression, poverty, war or calamities.

 Every October 1st we will demand that a decent job is guaranteed for all people, adapted to their abilities, that allows them to live with dignity and generate a decent pension or, if this fails, that the state budgets assign them a decent pension. without the humiliating adjective of "non-contributory".

Every October 1st we will go out to the streets to approve, in the laws and constitutions of the countries, the obligation of the states to ensure, through public budgets, pensions that allow all people to retire from their jobs and live worthily.



July 2,020

TUI (International Union of Trade Unions) of Pensioners and Retirees (P&R) of the WFTU.

Monday 7 September 2020



AIPRPA CHQ Emails to the Secretary Pension Ministry requesting to waive submission of Life Certificates this year. The copy of the Email is as under - KR GS AIPRPA

No.AIPRPA/Life Certificate /2020 Dated 07.09.2020


The Secretary

Department of Pension & Pension Welfare

New Delhi – 110003




Sub: Request for waiving submission of Life Certificate for the year 2020 - regarding.

This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association wishes to emphasize the fact that the current trend of spread of COVID-19 in India indicates the fact that there is no possibility of an end of pandemic in the near future and definitely not in this year. The Pensioners being the vulnerable sections of population are to remain much more careful and avoid venturing out as per the recommendations of the Government and ICMR. Therefore it is not prudent to ask the pensioners to go to banks and post offices or any other centres for either submission of life certificates or recording digital life certificates before November 2020 to ensure uninterrupted pension payment from December 2020.

Moreover the condition is serious to expect volunteers to take up the job of collecting digital life certificates by carrying iris scanners to the houses of pensioners and it is also not safe to allow any outsider into the houses for the job also at present.  

In these circumstances, this Association will be highly grateful for the Government and the Pension Ministry for the act of waiving submission of life certificates by Pensioners for the year 2020 and for ordering postponement till the return of normalcy or at least up to 31st March, 2021.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,


General Secretary