Tuesday 26 January 2021

SCOVA reconstituted at the whims of the Government again!



The Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) stands reconstituted by the Government for the next two years. As usual the selection has been made at the whims of the Government. The Staff Side JCM Secretary who was one of the permanent members of the SCOVA has been suspended last time and is being continued, so that no connection of Staff and Pensioners of Central Government can be recognized by the Government. Many bigger pensioners organizations are removed from the list of representatives and continued. Many All India Pensioners Associations are not taken into cognizance at all. Unless there are Rules of Recognition framed by the Government, this problem will continue. NCCPA and AIPRPA had demanded and continue to demand mutual consultations with all and framing of proper recognition rules for the associations and federations of pensioners. The struggle has to be intensified for securing this Rules or otherwise the method of selecting pensioners representatives at the whims of the powers will only continue. Fortunately, we have two representatives from Pensioners Organisations who are affiliated to NCCPA and therefore we have access to SCOVA and hence push some of the items of agenda in the meetings – KR GS AIPRPA

Reconstitution of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) being reconstituted through this Resolution dated 25.01.2021 will be of 2 years – DOP&PW

F.No. 42/09/2020-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi- I l 0003
Date:- 25th Jan, 2021


Consequent upon expiry of tenure of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) constituted vide this Department’s Resolution No. 42/12/2017-P&PW(G) dated 31st January, 2018 for a period of two years, the Government of India has decided to reconstitute the SCOVA with the following composition .


(a) Minister of State (Personnel, PG & Pensions) :- Chairman

(b) Secretary, Department of Pension &PW :- Convener & Member Secretary

(c) Official Members:-

(i) Representative of Ministry of Finance
(ii) Representative of Ministry of Defence
(iii) Representative of Ministry of Railways
(iv) Representative of Department of Posts
(v) Representative of Department of Telecom
(vi) Representative of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


(d) Non-official Members (15 Pensioners Associations) :-


(i) Standing Group (5 Associations)


Name of the Pensioners Association


N.F. Railway Pensioners Association, Rest Camp, Pandu, Guwahati-781012, Assam


Central Govt. Pensioners Association (CGPA), 14,Yamuna Bari, Shiv Colony, Tonk Road, Jaipur-30201 5


Central Govt. Pensioners Welfare Assocation (CGPWA), Community Centre, Kendriya Vihar Library, Sector-51 , Noida-201303


Tamilnadu Ex-Services League No 10, R.R.Layout, Farakka Nagar, Pasumalai , Madurai-625004, Tamilnadu


Baroda Central Pensioners Association, Raopura, Shrec Apartment, Shanker Pole, Opp. Police Station, Raopura, Vadodara-390001, Gujarat


(ii) Rotating Group (10 Associations)


Name of the Pensioners Association


All India Ex-Para Military Personnel Association (Regd), BSF Campus, Jalandhar- 144601, Punjab


Railway Senior Citizens Welfare Society, 32, Phase-6, SAS Nagar, Mohali-160055 , Punjab


All India Organisation of Pensioners , C-589, Indira Nagar, Lucknow-226016 , Uttar Pradesh


Central Civil Pensioners Association, A-12 , Chetak Puri, Gwalior-474002, Madhya Pradesh


Railway Pensioners Welfare Association, A-Manuel Hall, Next to Railway Co. Bank, Sheshadri Iyer Road, Mysore-570021, Karnataka


All India Organisation of Pensioners (Civil & Military), Althara Junction, Vellayambalam , P.P Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthpuram-695010 , Kerala


Defence Accounts Pensioners ‘ Association , Clo PCDA (Southern Command) No. l , Finance Road, Pune, Maharashtra-411001


Central Government Pensioners’ Welfare Association (Regd), Jammu Olympic Association Building, Parade, Jammu-180001,


Postal Accounts & Audit Pensioners ‘ Association, Teerathroop, 63, Dharampeth Housing Society Layout No-3 , Deendayal Nagar , Nagpur, Maharashtra


Ex-Defence Employees Welfare Association, Bhoisahi (Karanjia), Near KV PO- Balasore, Balasore, Odisha-756001


2. The term of SCOVA being reconstituted through this Resolution will be of 2 years. The Standing Group members would serve for three terms of two years each (total 6 years) from the date of inclusion in SCOVA or till the pleasure of the Chairman, SCOVA, whichever is , earlier. The Rotating Group members would serve for one term of two years from the date of inclusion in SCOVA and would be eligible for re-nomination for one more term or till the pleasure of the Chairman, SCOVA, whichever is earlier.

3. The SCOVA will hold its meeting as often as may be necessary. However, it will meet at least once in a year.

4. The SCOVA will function to promote the following objectives:-

(i) To provide a feedback on implementation of policies/programmes of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare.

(ii) To discuss and critically examine the policy initiatives ; and


(iii) To mobilise voluntary efforts to supplement the Government action.


5. Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance to Non-official members for attending the meeting of SCOVA shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of SRI 90 and orders of Government of India there under as issued from time to time and this Department’s letter no. 42/1 1/2014-P&PW(G) dated 19.05.2014.


6. The expenditure involved will be met from within the sanctioned budget grant of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary


Ordered that the Resolution be published in the Gazette of India

2. Ordered also that a copy of the Resolution be communicated to all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and all other concerned.


(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary

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