Thursday, 16 September 2021

Staff Side Demands Additional Pension on entering the age of 80 etc

 Staff Side demands “Additional Pension” when the Pensioner enters the age of 80, 85 etc! 

After the verdict of the dismissal of SLP filed against the High Court of Guwahati Judgment by the Apex Court in the case of a retired Judge, the JCM Staff Side Secretary Comrade Shiv Gopal Mishra had written to the Secretary Pension Ministry on 26.08.2021 to extend the benefit to all by issue of appropriate OM. The additional pension shall be granted on entering the age of 80, 85, 90, 95, 100 instead of the present practice of completion of age of 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100. The character of the Judgement being “REM”  instead of it being “PERSONAM” in nature, is pointed out by the Staff Side Secretary to demand the Government issue the necessary Orders to avoid multiplicity of litigation. 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Organise the world pensioners and retirees!



(Registered undder the T.U. Act.No. RTU01/2021.Dated.7.01.2021
Website: mail:
13.c Feroze Shah Road,
New Delhi. 110 001
SECy. GENERAL: COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030)
Dated: 12TH SEPTEMBER,, 2021.
Dear Comrades!


We send herewith a copy of TUI (P & R) letter calling upon its affiliates to observe Ist October, 2021 as the “DAY OF ELEDERLY’. Being an affiliate of TUI, we did observe the day on Ist October, 2020 in the midst of the raging corona virus pandemic. This year is no different as only a fraction of our country men could be vaccinated. However, the situation is slightly better as most of the government offices and private institutions have opened for operation, though not fully.
NCCPA calls upon its affiliates and state units to organise the programme through demonstration, rally, dharna, etc. as they deem fit as per the local conditions and send photographs to us for onward transmission to the TUI Headqarters.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
KKN Kutty
Secretary General.
The elderly, whose date of remembrance for the United Nations and of our struggle, is the 1st of October, that last year we spent more or less at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and the current one we face at the height of vaccination, although only for some countries and some sectors of the population.
The pandemic, like any crisis, only uncovered the pot, to highlight the economic and social scourges, which are inherent (structural and systemic) to the capitalist system, such as the great inequality, between a small group of the world bourgeoisie, of those who are representatives of the imperialist phase, and the vast majority of the world population, limited and lacking all basic services, which must survive in a high percentage of subhuman conditions.
The pandemic has meant the worsening of working conditions, unjustified layoffs, wage cuts, the bankruptcy of small businesses, but none of this is new, only now the pandemic serves as an argument, the pandemic has become the front man of the capitalist system, because all the ills of the system are being put in the name of the pandemic.
The conditions through which we, the elderly, have had to travel, existed since before the pandemic, the abuses in homes, residences, and nursing homes, the lack of free medical care and medicines, the misery pensions for retirees, the absence of pensions for the majority of the elderly people in the world, which go hand in hand with the illicit and corrupt enrichment of private retirement fund organizations; in the assault of the world's private banks on the resources of those who gave their lives to enrich them, before when we were active workers they exploited us, now when we are retirees they steal from us.
We older people are a responsibility of the State, beyond the fact that in the stage of our previous life we have worked more years or less years, with more or less remuneration, because to give us work and a decent remuneration, is also the responsibility of that State. Then every elderly person should have guaranteed conditions for a dignified life, like any human being.
It has become clear, as without a pandemic, that some people and countries are more important than others, because, for example, the pharmaceutical transnationals hand in hand with the rich countries have crowded a few countries with vaccines until they have surpluses, while the poor countries have a dropper, or it does not reach them. It is simply imperialist behaviour at this stage of capitalist development.
But it has also become clear that there is an ideological pandemic, which created in the laboratories of the bourgeoisie and imperialism, is lashing out at our peoples, with a variety of social democratic theories of class conciliation, which is aimed especially at workers, in order to make them believe that their situation of misery is negotiable, and that it can be fixed without fundamentally altering the capitalist system as such. They are even capable of questioning neoliberalism, to proposing supposed and non-existent variants of socialism, but without destroying the capitalist system. They are only proposing new economic strains of the same capitalist virus.
Consequently, it is the task of the elderly, of those who were conscious workers, and of those who have once retired have decided to fight, to take up the theoretical tools of the class struggle, to train the new generations, in the understanding of what the current system based on the exploitation of the labor force by capital, to arrive at the need to move towards a new type of society, of a totally different society, more humane and without exploitation.
As the world's only organization of retired persons, we have collected more than 600 signatures from various organizations in more than 60 countries, to the Open Letter that we announced at the ILO on the 14th of June. There are more and more organizations that join our fight, and with all of them we are going to make a GREAT DAY ON OCTOBER 1.
All kinds of activities (demonstrations, rallies, assemblies, various events, delivery of documents, etc., adapted to each reality) will surpass those that were already successful 5 previous World Days of Struggle of pensioners.
The photographs, videos and documents that will capture this new Day will be the best demonstration that pensioners will help to end Capitalism, which is the great evil of Humanity.

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Observe World Pensioners Day on 1.10.2021 with high mobilization!


Remember the TUI Call!

Observe ‘World Elders Day’ on 1.10.2021!

Highlight ‘Decent Life for Pensioners’ issue!

Dear Comrades!

The NCCPA will shortly issue the call to observe ‘World Elders Day’ and highlight the issue of ‘Decent Life to Pensioners’. All NCCPA affiliates and other Pensioners Associations are to be approached in order to bring the Pensioners on a single platform on 1st October.

Remember! It is our responsibility to observe the call in a befitting manner! Please talk to all Pensioners Organizations from now on wards. Taking the COVID-19 situation into consideration, organize all methods of mobilization.

Prepare the Digital Banners specially for this purpose. Keep the banners and flags of our organization prominently in the programme. Take the photograph and send them to CHQ for onward transmission to Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retirees)!

The preparations this year 1st October, 2021 shall exceed all observance of past years!


Tuesday, 7 September 2021

All India Response to Joint Call of Confederation and NCCPA

 Congratulations to Pensioners and 

CG Employees!

At the joint call of Confederation and NCCPA the CG Employees and Pensioners responded fine despite COVID_19 existence. Many Divisions in several Circles actively organized. AIPRPA CHQ is yet to receive photos of Implementation from circles like Bihar, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra and HP. Some circles reported inability due to rain and corona. Some photos hereunder from states like T.Nadu, Kerala, Andhra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhyapradesh, U.P, Assam and Telangana are for your observation - KR GS AIPRPA 

Friday, 3 September 2021

Common Cause stands with Pensioners!

 Common Cause NGO contacted by CHQ! 

Dear Comrades - The role of the NGO 'COMMON CAUSE' in highlighting some very important issues of Pensioners in the Supreme Court and forcing the Government of India to accept a position in our favour is already explained by the General Secretary AIPRPA in the 'Commutation of Pension' video in the YouTube CHQ Channel. It was this NGO 'Common Cause' mainly instrumental in both the important court cases we won in the Supreme Court on 17.12.1982 in the landmark judgment that Pensioners as a class shall not be divided by any artificial cut off date; and also on 09.12.1996 in another landmark judgment that fixed the restoration of commutation of pension after 15 years! Common Cause was the third Plaintiff in the Nakara Case and the only plaintiff in the Commutation of Pension court case. 

The AIPRPA CHQ also established a contact with the 'Common Cause' and requested the organization to present the main paper in the virtual webinar to be organized by the CHQ on 17.12.2021 'National Pensioners Day'. We are assured of a response soon by the NGO Organization.

Meanwhile, the CHQ has donated a sum of Rs.5000/- (Five Thousand only) as a token of our acknowledgment. An appeal to directly donate to the Common Cause will be made on 17.12.2021 in the virtual webinar itself by the CHQ. 


Tuesday, 31 August 2021


 Confederation and NCCPA Call on

7th September!

Dear Comrades! AIPRPA CHQ requests all our State and District formations to get in touch with the local confederation units and NCCPA affiliates and join the Dharna on 7.9.2021 with maximum feasible strength at all levels. We should not forget to take along with us the AIPRPA banner and flags of AIPRPA and NCCPA. A digital banner is shortly (within) two days to be exhibited here. All comrades are requested to prepare similar digital banners and also highlight the demands of the Dharna Programme - KR GS AIPRPA

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Confederation and NCCPA Joint Dharna on 7.9.2021

 Confederation and NCCPA Joint Dharna on 7.9.2021! 

 Charter of Demands including DA/DR Arrears and COVID-19 related issues!                                                                                                                                                       Issues of Affiliates also highlighted!         





(Registered undder the T.U. Act.No. RTU01/2021.Dated.7.01.2021

Website: mail:

13.c Feroze Shah Road,

New Delhi. 110 001


PRESIDENT:                      COM.SHIV GOPAL MISHRA.(97176 47594)

Secy. General:                  COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030)

Dated:  24th August, 2021.


Dear Comrades,


              One of the issues that was raised strongly and unanimously by the staff side of the National Council on 26th June, 2021 during the 48th meeting of the council was the delay in issuing orders for the grant of DA/DR which had become due from 1.01.2020.  Though no assurance was held out by the official side at the meeting, it appears that the feeling of the employees was taken into consideration and the three instalments of DA/DR were granted and the orders were issued by the end of July, 2021.  In April, 2020, in the wake of the covid pandemic and the consequent lock out, the Government had issued orders for freezing the payment of DA/DR which would be due from 1.1.2020, 1.7.2020 and 1.1.2021.  The Government’s decision to impound the arrears for 18 months had in fact been conveyed in April, 2021 itself. 


              Prior to the issuance of the above orders the Government had made an appeal for contribution to the Prime Minister’s relief fund to combat the situation emerging from the pandemic. The people, especially the poor segment of the society had suffered immensely during the covid period due to the loss of job caused by the lock down and the extra burden of expenditure due to the spread of the disease.  Quite a number of people had died due to the virus.  The employees and the pensioners responded to the appeal and almost everybody contributed a day’s income to the relief fund.  The decision to unilaterally withhold the payment of DA and DR was a jolt and there had been no consultation either formally or informally with the employees’ representatives.  The resentment was more about the decision to deny the DA/DR for 18 months in the name of financial stringency.  The 20 trillion financial packages, the Government announced thereafter benefitted mostly the corporate houses and other business enterprises.  Nothing much was done by the Government to increase the purchasing power of the people which would have benefitted the economy as a whole. Though the freezing payment of DA/DR had no prior consultation, still the employees and pensioners did not raise their objection as they felt that their sacrifice would benefit the poor people. The denial of payment of the arrears from 1.12020 to 1.7.2021 for eighteen month, however was different as it was  was bereft of any legal or moral basis and the employees and pensioners apprehended that it would create an undesirable precedent.  No such arbitrary steps had been taken in the past even against much greater financial crisis.  The demand to pay back the withheld amount was, therefore made at the meeting on 26th, but elicited no response from the official side.


              The demand for the payment of arrears gathered momentum especially after the 20 trillion package announcement, as the employees and pensioners   began to doubt the Government’s stand on financial strength of its coffers. They felt that their hard earned income has been donated to the business enterprises. The similar action of the A.P. Government was questioned at the High Court, which led to it being set aside. The decision of the High Court unequivocally established that the action of the Government to deny DA which is part of the salary is void and untenable   The High Court’s decision portends the need for the reversal of the decision of the Government of India   denying DA/DR  arrears of  18 months. 

              This and many other issues, especially the covid related problems and the sufferings of the employees and pensioners were figured in the discussions at the recently concluded National Executive Committee meeting of the Confederation of CGE & Workers.  The National Executive has come to the conclusion that collective action is needed to highlight the issues and decided to hold discussion with NCCPA for a joint action in the matter.  It has now been mutually agreed to hold a physical dharna programme in all State Capitals on 7th September, 2021, the timings and duration can be decided by the local units of both Confederation and NCCPA.  The Dharna participants will meet and pass a resolution to be submitted to the Finance Minister with copy to the Secretary, Department of Personnel.  All Individual members will send a letter to the Finance Minister, the format of which will be sent later.  The programme of action and the charter of demands on which the programme would be mounted is appended hereunder.


              As per the discussion we had in our last NE meeting, we had submitted agenda items with brief notes for discussion at the National Council. However, those issues  could not be figured in the agenda for want of time.  Our President, Com. Shiv Gopal Misra who is also the staff side Secretary has taken up the matter with the Secretary, Pension and Secretary Health.  A meeting has been promised to take place by the end of September, 2021. 


              The undersigned was at Delhi for a few days from 11.8.2021 to 20.8.2021.  We had earlier decided to transfer the money in the joint account of the Secretary General and Treasure to a newly created bank account of NCCPA.  However, this could not be accomplished as our Treasurer, Com.H.L. Sidhu had a cardiac problem and had been admitted to the hospital.  He has been advised rest for atleast three months and is presently convalescing at his home.  Further steps in this direction would be taken after he recovers from his illness.  In the meantime, all affiliates are requested to clear their dues for the year 2019-20 and 2020-21by remitting the money to the present joint account, whose details are available on our website.  Since NCCPA is now registered under the T.U. Act, we are to submit our accounts duly signed for the two calendar years 2020 and 2021 audited by a chartered Accountant. 



Andcharter of demands.

              it has been decided to organise a dharna programme on 7th September, 2021 at a Central Place in all State Capitals.  This will be followed by an e mail campaign, the format of which will be sent in due course.  The demands that will be highlighted through this programme are as under:-


1.       Grant the arrears of DA/DR for the period between 1.1.2020 to 1.07.2021. held back by the Government to the employees and pensioners immediately.

2.       Take immediate decision on the following covid related issues;

3.       Grant compensation of not less than Rs. 15 lakhs in case of all covid affected deaths;

4.       Reimburse the hospitalisation bills for all covid patients irrespective of the fact whether the hospital is recognised or not.

5.       Ensure that all employees are provided with the vaccination facility preferably in the CGHS dispensaries. 

6.       Provide compassionate appointments in all death cases irrespective of the 5% ceiling. 

7.       Ensure that the pensioners who do not have any health care facility especially for in-patient treatment are provided with insurance coverage at the cost of the Government.

 8, Revise the Pension of:

(a)BSNL  pensioners with effect from 1.1.2017

 (b)Punjab National Bank Pensioners..

9. Grant the medical benefits to the BSNL pensioners.


The resolution to be adopted at the meeting (dharna programme) on 7th September, 2021 will be sent shortly.  The format of e mail to be sent to the Honourable Finance Minister by each individual employee/pensioner will also be sent along with the resolution.


              The affiliates and State COCs are requested to kindly make the programme a grand success by enlisting the participation of all employees and pensioners. 


              With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


K.K.N Kutty

Secretary General

Tuesday, 24 August 2021


 AIPRPA CHQ - Urgent!

The following notified amount that are received in CHQ North Avenue POSB online are prepared receipts but we could not identify the senders. The Post Office is helpless as only entry they could say is the date and nothing else. CHQ could not understand the sender - the purpose as to whether it was quota or special donation or enrollment fee etc details - We have to identify the head and the sender so that the receipts could be sent to the proper sender.
Other receipts identified and are on the way to the sender by Post to the respective State General Secretary.
All other direct remittances made to the General Secretary through Indian Overseas Bank - Punjab National Bank - and EMOs - receipts will be despatched to the concerned District Secretary shortly. Any absence of links in the Pass Book will be separately intimated here for seeking details - KR GS AIPRPA
Receipts not linked as sender not known
Date Receipt No Amount
26.09.2019 521 3000
14.01.2020 543 3000
24.01.2020 545 2000
25.01.2020 546 1900
05.02.2020 547 3650
05.02.2020 548 730
06.02.2020 549 20220
12.02.2020 551 5400
12.02.2020 552 500
06.03.2020 558 5780
17.08.2019 & 13.03.2020 564 8100
19.08.2019 & 13.03.2020 565 1500
17.03.2020 566 7500
19.03.2020 568 1000
20.04.2020 571 2100
15.06.2020 572 20000
15.06.2020 573 4850
21.08.2020 574 1250
24.08.2020 576 11000
25.08.2020 577 7250
26.08.2020 578 2040
26.08.2020 579 4000
26.08.2020 580 1300
26.08.2020 581 500
26.08.2020 582 1000
27.08.2020 583 13550
28.08.2020 584 3130
31.08.2020 585 1000
31.08.2020 586 10000
31.08.2020 587 2000
31.08.2020 588 10000
01.09.2020 589 10000
01.09.2020 590 15000
02.09.2020 591 7500
02.09.2020 592 1200
02.09.2020 593 1000
03.09.2020 594 15000
03.09.2020 595 1500
04.09.2020 596 1500
04.09.2020 597 10000
04.09.2020 598 1000
05.09.2020 599 1000
05.09.2020 600 3000
11.09.2020 601 2000
11.09.2020 602 3650
12.09.2020 603 2000
12.09.2020 604 4000
17.09.2020 605 1000
18.09.2020 606 5000
21.09.2020 607 1250
23.09.2021 608 5000
29.09.2020 610 20000
07.10.2020 611 500
11.10.2020 713 1000
14.10.2020 614 5900
15.10.2020 623 1000
16.10.2020 624 1000
20.10.2020 634 2000
26.10.2020 640 6000
29.10.2020 650 1000
31.10.2020 657 5000
02.11.2020 662 1000
02.11.2020 663 1000
03.11.2020 664 1200
03.11.2020 665 6000
04.11.2020 673 1000
05.11.2020 675 2800
06.11.2020 681 4700
07.11.2020 684 1000
09.11.2020 685 2000
09.11.2020 686 6000
10.11.2020 689 1000
10.11.2020 690 1400
12.11.2020 695 1000
13.11.2020 696 1000
16.11.2020 698 2000
20.11.2020 704 1000
20.11.2020 706 10000
01.12.2020 718 2000
04.12.2020 719 1000
07.12.2020 722 500
14.12.2020 733 70
14.12.2020 734 7775
24.12.2020 749 500
30.12.2020 757 1000
05.01.2021 769 1000
05.01.2021 770 1000
09.01.2021 779 3000
11.01.2021 782 600
25.01.2021 793 10120
09.02.2021 797 3000
16.02.2021 799 1000
18.02.2021 801 1000
18.02.2021 802 3000
19.02.2021 803 2500
26.02.2021 805 250 Enrollment Fee
26.02.2021 806 10000
27.02.2021 807 25000
03.03.2021 810 2500
04.03.2021 811 1000
22.03.2021 815 1500
22.03.2021 816 3000
27.03.2021 817 5000
29.03.2021 818 1650
29.03.2021 819 420
30.03.2021 821 780
30.03.2021 822 5000
30.03.2021 823 6000
31.03.2021 824 2000
Total: 441515

Kindly contact the GS over phone (9444919295) or through Whatsapp and send the proof to avoid any confusion - KR GS

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

CMC Meeting Decisions


AIPRPA CMC MEETING on 10.08.2021

The virtual meeting of Central Managing Committee of CHQ AIPRPA was held today evening under the Presidentship of Comrade D.K.Rahate. The meeting was held for two hours from 4.30 to 6.30 P.M.. The following important decisions were taken after a discussion in the CMC which was initiated on all items of agenda by the General Secretary based on a written note.

1.           All Office Bearers of District / Divisional level as well as State level will pay annual subscriptions of 200/- for Pensioners Post for the year 2022 in the month of December 2021 itself. This will be ensured by all States by passing the decision of this CMC through their State Working Committee meetings and District / Divisional level Executive Meetings during the next four months.

2.           Efforts will be made fully by our District / Divisional Secretaries to request and collect pensioners post development fund from newly retiring employees along with their subscriptions for the year or life membership.

3.           Districts and Divisions shall try to collect subscription from the members despite COVID-19 hurdles and try to send appropriate quota to both State and CHQ. The crux is that the AIPRPA shall not face any financial crunch in future.

4.           CHQ should take appropriate measures to address the problems of:

(a) Arrears of DA-DR for 18 months to all and ensuring full retirement benefits of DCRG and Leave Salary to pensioners retired during the past 18 months;

(b) Counting of Induction training period for financial upgradation under TBOP/BCR  to be implemented in all Circles.

(c) CGHS problems including empanelment issues,

(d) Delay in settlement of retirement claims to SC/ST retiring staff in the name of caste certificate verification.

(e) Some Banks (including in Kerala) not disbursing the Dearness Relief increase of 11% to Pensioners along with pension on 31st July etc. Wherever necessary the intervention with the Government through NCCPA also should be ensured.

5.           All State General Secretaries shall send a written email report on the developments and activities in the respective state including the position of implementation of orders on various problems as well as medical issues etc to the CHQ during the first week of every month. This will not only help the CHQ to represent to authorities but also to print the activities of State Association in the monthly journal.

6.           AIC and State and District Conferences shall be held after restoration of normalcy and tentatively the All-India Conference of CHQ will be held in February 2022 in Kerala.

7.           AIPRPA should take all initiative to approach other sister pensioners associations in the matter of celebrating October 1st as the World Elders Day at the call of TUI (P&R) in a befitting manner to highlight the slogan “Dignified Life to all Pensioners and Retirees”.

8.           All States will discuss the issue as one of the items of agenda in their State Working Committee meeting on the issue of identifying one or two comrades who are knowledgeable on Pension Rules and Family Pension Rules to record video in Hindi specially to strengthen the CHQ YouTube Channel and report before the next CMC Meeting to the General Secretary.

9.           The Audited Accounts of CHQ for the financial year 2020-21 and the Audited Accounts of the journal Pensioners Post for the financial year 2020-21 were adopted.

Thursday, 29 July 2021

WFTU Resolution on Solidarity to CUBA as prepared by WFTU!


The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 105 million workers in 133 countries on the 5 continents, the militant trade unions WFTU members and friends, trade unions and workers around the world, reiterate our solidarity with the Cuban People against the new imperialist plan of the USA against Cuba.
We condemn the direct involvement of the United States and some forces inside Cuba that support their plans, in the preparation and funding of a giant internet and other media manipulation campaign. They aimed to undermining the conquests of the revolution by attempting to exploit difficulties and shortages in Cuba, in the midst of the pandemic, for which difficulties the main culprit is the criminal 60-year economic blockade by the USA. Leaderships of yellow trade unions that support and encourage small groups in Miami that appear as alleged trade unions of Cubans, also play a dirty role in this anti-Cuban attack. These are mafias that slander socialism and the glorious history of the Cuban Revolution and of the glorious leaders of the Revolution.
We all salute the tens of thousands of Cuban workers who protested against the imperialist plans and in defense of the Cuban conquests, canceling the destabilization plans.
Despite the difficulties of the blockade, Cuba managed to maintain low mortality during the pandemic due to its universal public and free health system. It sent brigades of doctors and health workers to dozens of countries affected by the pandemic, who offered in practice their internationalist solidarity day and night, at a time when capitalist states such as the United States were competing for the profits of their monopolies, with their people dying by thousands due to lack of protection measures. Cuba has produced five vaccines, with one of them reaching a very high rate of protection against the pandemic.
The world class-oriented trade union movement stands firmly and unwaveringly by the side of the Cuban people and the heroic Central de Trabajadores de Cuba. We demand the lifting of the blockade and of economic sanctions against Cuba. We call upon the International Organizations to take action for their abolishment.
STOP to the imperialist intervention!
Cuba is not alone!
The participants in the Conference.