Saturday, 24 September 2022

Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retirees) call for World Day!

 01.10.2022 - World Pensioners Day! 


Observe the day with other Pensioners Associations! 


Make the TUI(P&R) call most successful! 


Mingle 1.10.22 call with WFTU call of 3.10.22 for world peace and against wars - and hold programmes on 01.10.2022!


Prepare Digital banners - and hold the AIPRPA / NCCPA flags - and befittingly observe with all organisations! - KR GS AIPRPA



3rd AIC / Annual GB Notice Issued

 3rd All India Conference / Annual GB of AIPRPA

Notice of the 3rd AIC



Notice

The 3rd All India Conference / Annual GB will be held at A.K.G.Centre Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) on 13-14, December, 2022 under the presidentship of Comrade D.K.Rahate the CHQ President. The following items of Agenda will be considered there:

1.      Condolences

2.      Adoption of Report by the CMC.

3.      Adoption of Audited Accounts of CHQ for the financial years of 2017-18; 2018-19; 2019-20; 2020-21; and 2021-22.

4.      Adoption of Audited Accounts of Pensioners Post for the financial years of 2017-18; 2018-19; 2019-20; 2020-21; and 2021-22.

5.      Organisational review covering the functioning of AIPRPA CHQ – NCCPA – and TUI(P&R) and the urgent need to expand AIPRPA in all States.

6.      Organisational review covering the functioning of State Associations of AIPRPA.

7.      Review of activities of AIPRPA in building a strong alliance of Pensioners and Workers in Postal Department as well as outside.

8.      Review of AIPRPA role in Postal Strikes and Indian Working Class Strikes in which the NFPE and the Confederation of CG Employees are participants.

9.      Review of Struggles conducted and the role played by the States and Districts / Divisions.

10.  Review of activities of AIPRPA in implementing the calls of TUI (P&R) – Our role in the functioning of TUI (P&R).

11.  Building of a class-conscious broad umbrella organisation of Pensioners and Family Pensioners of Central Government. State Governments, Central & State sponsored Public Sectors etc in India and our role in the task.

12.  Stand of Government on MACP date of effect; MACP to Promotees; Notional Increment to 30th June Retirees; Fixation of pension based on the same pay scales granted to serving employees; Option Number 1 recommended by 7th CPC – Position of Various Court cases- and our task.

13.  Denial of 18 months arrears of Dearness Relief for the period from 1.1.2020 to 30.06.2021 and our role.

14.  Implementation of OMs of DoP on grant of higher scales to MailGuard & Postman / TBOP / BCR Postman & MailGuard; Early Implementation in all places of TBOP and BCR by including the period of induction training for direct recruited PA/SA; Fixation of Pension based on Option Number 3 and its implementation; Refixation of pension to compulsorily retired Pensioners and compassionate allowance drawees etc and our role thereto.

15.  Non settlement of issue arising out of DoP OM on exclusion of Pensioners from allotting Holiday Homes of Postal. 

16.  Inordinate delay in opening of CAT Madurai Bench.

17.  Problems connected with the functioning of CGHS in all respects – Problems experienced after merger of Postal Dispensaries with CGHS.

18.  Inordinate delay in implementing a scheme of Medical Insurance to Pensioners.

19.  Non-issue of ID Cards to Pensioners at free of cost in some States and problems experienced by Pensioners of some states.

20.  Non-restoration of fare concession to senior citizens by Indian Railways and non-grant of senior citizen concessions in fare in transport by various State Governments.

21.  Strengthening of Circulation of Pensioners Post monthly journal of CHQ and its finances.

22.  Financial Review and Quota remittances to CHQ and actin to improve the situation.

23.  Venue of the next AIC in 2025.

24.  Byelaw amendments.

25.  Election of Office Bearers of CHQ for the next term.

26. Appointment of Auditor.

27.  Vote of thanks.

K.Ragavendran

General Secretary

Chennai

24.09.2022


* Total Number of Delegates and Visitors are kept at the limit of 450 as per the desire of the AIC Reception Committee. As per our calculations the Number of Delegates based on the actual remittances received during the three past financial years comes around 200. The Number of Delegates may go up marginally based on remittance checking by the Districts / Divisions. Therefore, the number of visitirs from all over india shall not go above 240-250. Cooperation of all is requested to this task. 

* Details of accommodation - Particulars of Reception Committee arrangements - Open Session / Inaugural Session details etc will be intimated by the Reception Committee to all States / Districts / Divisions. 

* All State General Secretaries and District / Divisional Association Secretaries are directed to communicate their arrival particulars to the Reception Committee General Convenor Comrade V.A.Mohanan [Kerala State GS] in phone No. 9447669180 / 9447321280 either as SMS or in whatsapp or by direct contact. This will help the Reception Committee volunteers to pick up at the Railway Station and to organize taking the delegates / visitors to the venue of accommodation. 

Friday, 23 September 2022

NCCPA Circular on JCM Standing Committee Meeting


* NCCPA Circular on Decisions of  Standing Committee JCM Meeting held on 22.09.2022 are as under - KR GS AIPRPA


NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE

OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS.

(Registered under the

T.U. Act.No. RTU01/2021.Dated.7.01.2021

PAN No.  AAEAN8586F

Website: nccpahq.blogspot.in.                                 President:  Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra. (97176 47594)

E mail: nccpahq@gmail.com.                               Secretary General: Com. K.K.N. Kutty. (98110 48303)

13.c Feroze Shah Road,

New Delhi. 110 001

 

Dated: 23.09.2022

 

JCM STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 22.09.2022 – GIST OF DECISIONS

Dear Comrades,

The meeting of the standing committee of National Council JCM was held today (22.9.22) under the Chairmanship of Secretary Personnel. There were many issues pertaining to the Pensioners in the agenda. The undersigned as a member of the Standing Committee participated in the discussions. The outcome of the discussions on each item is mentioned hereunder:-

1. FMA to Pensioners of National Institute of Ayurveda: The official side said that only after the Supreme Court directive they will be able to do anything in this matter.

2. Restoration of Senior Citizen Facility in Railways: The matter is under consideration.

3. Treating the Pensioners on par with the officials on duty for Guest House: Orders have been issued. Copy will be provided.

4. Pension to be exempted from Income Tax: The matter will be reconsidered in the light of discussions.

5. Disability Pension of War Heroes to be exempted from Income Tax: Will be reconsidered.

6. Pension revision in the case of Personnel Compulsorily retired: Orders issued.

7. Grant of enhanced pension on completion of 79 years: Not accepted.

8. Grievance redressal mechanism for Pensioners: The staff side wanted Pension Adalats to be held at Departmental levels. The issue will be further discussed.

9. Restoration of Commuted value of Pension after 12 years: Will be further discussed.

10. CGHS Related Issues:

i. Ward Entitlement.

ii. Lifetime CGHS facility for dependent disabled children.

iii. Health Insurance to Pensioners.

iv. To have Dispensary/Wellness Centres at all 108 Stations.

v. Enhancing FMA.

vi. Reimbursement of Medical Expenses for those who are not covered by CGHS.

vii. Increase the number of empanelled hospitals.

viii. Provision of sufficient staff in the dispensaries taken over from Postal Department.

ix. CGHS entitlement for Pensioners of Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands.

x. CGHS related Problems of Kerala.

xi. Online consultation facility.

xii. Cashless medical facilities to CGHS beneficiaries to be extended to all cities.

All the above items are to be discussed with Secretary Health. The date of the meeting will be indicated soon.

 

11. Board of Arbitration Awards: The matter will be discussed with the Staff Side.

12. MACP to be effective from 1.1.2006: The matter will be further discussed.

13. Notional Increment for those who retired on 30th June: Matter is subjudice.

14. Time limit to complete disciplinary proceedings of retired personnel: The staff side demanded that in case proceedings cannot be finalised within 3 years, he should be deemed to have been exonerated. The matter will be discussed further.

 

With fraternal Greetings.

KKN Kutty

Secretary General


Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Pensioners Post September Issue getting printed!

 Pensioners Post September issue gone to Press!




Layout is complete and the September issue has gone to press today. As usual the issue will be posted to subscribers on 27th September. Besides usual features, this issue contains special write up on NPS, Life of pension in USA,  Need for a Litigation policy, Coimbatore CMC decisions etc. The editorial is about the importance of TUI call on 1st October. Wrapper is devoted to both TUI call and CMC photos -  KR, Editor, Pensioners Post.

Sunday, 18 September 2022

AIPRPA CMC DECISIONS of Coimbatore

 


Towards 3rd AIC

Central Managing Committee of AIPRPA



The physical Central Managing Committee of AIPRPA CHQ was held at Coimbatore City of Tamilnadu under the presidentship of CHQ President Comrade D.K.Rahate. Arrangements for stay, catering and meeting were nicely done by the Reception Committee consisting of Coimbatore AIPRPA leaders headed by Comrades T.Subramanian (President); D.Sivaraju (General Convenor); and S.Karunanidhi (Regional Secretary AIPRPA) with dedicated volunteers. The role of Reception Committee including its commitment to pick up all CMC Members from Railway Station and Airport received high appreciation.

Majority of members of AIPRPA CMC attended the CMC despite the pandemic threat and participated lively in the deliberations. The following decisions were taken unanimously in the CMC meeting which paid homage to departed leaders at the outset of the meeting.

Decisions:

1.      The house approved the previous CMC decisions.

2.      The Report to be placed by the CMC before the All-India Conference was finalised with various suggestions of the CMC Members.

3.      It was decided to place the audited accounts of CHQ and the accounts of CHQ journal Pensioners Post for adoption in the AIC along with the Report.

4.      The Agenda and Notice of the AIC was finalized.

5.      The AIC will have a two-day session on 13th and 14th of December, 2022 and half a day of first day will be the inaugural/open session so that the remaining one and a half day will be fully available for the subjects committee discussions. Efforts will be taken to conclude the AIC by 5.00 P.M on 14th December, 2022. The delegate and visitor fee for the AIC will be Rs.1000/-. The decision was that all invitees will present their speeches in the open session itself so that no time of subjects committee is disturbed.

6.      The Delegates to each District / Divisional Association under each State was decided and announced based on both the Life Membership and the average members based on the average quota received during the past three financial years. The unlinked entries in the accounts will be taken into account if the Districts / Divisions come with proof of remittance but based on the quota particulars available with the CHQ it was intimated that the total number of Delegates entitled are 206. The CMC decided on the request of the Reception Committee that the total number of Delegates and Visitors will be limited to 450 with minor up or down of that number.

7.      The earlier decision of the CMC to submit the latest mailing list of the District / Divisional Secretaries with their email IDs and WhatsApp numbers and also the questionnaire on the AIPRPA organization shall be submitted within the next 10 days so that the Report to the AIC is improved accordingly as well as all the Divisional Secretaries are included in the CHQ run WhatsApp groups. It was noted that only three States of Tamilnadu, Jharkhand and Assam have replied to the Questionnaire sent by the CHQ. Other States were requested to submit the same.

8.      The activities of CHQ and the usage of Social Media Platforms by us as well as the functioning of NCCPA and TUI(P&R) were reviewed and decided to place them before the AIC through the Report.

9.      The difficulties posed by the pandemic and the need to get the prior permission of the RNI New Delhi to include the Hindi Pages in the monthly organ “Pensioners Post” were reviewed and decision taken to convert the journal from English into bilingual one after the conference. The CMC further decided to reiterate the earlier decision to compulsorily make all Office Bearers of States and Districts / Divisions as annual subscribers before the current year December.

10.  On implementation of Standing Committee of Parliament recommendations and the need to improve the functioning of CGHS as well as introduce a Medical Insurance Scheme, the CMC decided to place its views before the AIC as well as insist for appropriate programme of Action through NCCPA. The pending state of all court cases as in the AIC Draft Report were recognized by the CMC.

11.  Delhi Organisational Dispute was discussed after the unanimous opinion of the Dispute Resolving Committee consisting of Comrades D.K.Debnath (Assam State GS), B.P.Shastri Ganak (M.P State GS); M.Z.Khan (Jharkhand State GS) headed by the CHQ President Comrade D.K.Rahate. The Annexures as presented by the DRC clearly revealed that Comrade Deepchand was functioning as the State General Secretary of Delhi State for the past years. Therefore the list circulated by Comrade Giriraj Singh by convening a GB without the notice issued by the sitting State GS is not accepted by the CMC as a valid list. The CMC took notice of its earlier decision that no State or District should organize any physical meeting of pensioners during the period of pandemic and therefore the non-convening of any GB by Delhi State is in order only. The CMC also not happy with the non-cooperation of Comrade Giriraj Singh and his rejection to present his views before the DRC appointed by the AIPRPA CMC. However, in the best interest of organization, it was decided that the CHQ will issue notice to conduct a GB / Conference for Delhi State on 22nd November, 2022 and the notice will be issued by the CHQ with sufficient copies handed over to representatives of both the groups for wide circulation. The CMC decided that the Report will be placed by Comrade Deepchand the State General Secretary of Delhi State in the above GB / Conference. Audited Accounts will be presented by the Treasurer Comrade Satprakash in the GB/Conference but it should be the accounts after amalgamation of all receipts and expenses handed by both Comrade Deepchand as the State GS and Comrade Satprakash as the Treasurer of Delhi State. Only three items of agenda as follows will be there for the proposed Delhi State GB/Conference viz., the Report, the Accounts, and the Election of Office Bearers to the ensuing term. All those who are enrolled as members of AIPRPA can attend GB/Conference to be held on 22nd November 2022. The CHQ General Secretary will preside over the GB/Conference and the President will be present. Other Members of the DRC may also present themselves in the GB/Conference. If any side wants a contest for State General Secretary post, the CHQ will ensure that the contest democratically decides it. The endeavour of the CHQ will be to form a united team for Delhi State. The President of AIPRPA CHQ also requested to use his good offices to bring a situation of unity and abiding by the decisions of the CMC in the larger interest of AIPRPA organization. CMC decided to appeal to all to cooperate with the decision of the CMC to bring normalcy in Delhi State and restore smooth functioning with all Postal Pensioners of Delhi State remain united.

12.  Under any other item the issue of Bihar State Conference was taken up for discussion. The CMC noted that the absence of advance intimation and invitation to CHQ about the Bihar State Conference was not in good taste. Moreover, there is no quota from any District / Division of Bihar since for formation of State Steering Committee headed by Comrade Amaresh Thakur as the State General Convenor. However, giving some lenience because of the pandemic etc, the following decisions were taken by the CMC unanimously:

(1) The elected body of Bihar State on 28.08.2022 and communicated by the letter dated 01.09.2022 by Comrade Suresh Sharma with Comrades Baleshwar Upadyaya and Suresh Sharma as President and State General Secretary will be allowed to function as the Adhoc Body of Bihar as the organization in Bihar is very weak; (2) The elected body for Bihar State cannot be taken as a full-fledged state body because of absence of due notice and absence of legal formation of divisions and its recognition by the CHQ; (3) The adhoc body headed by Comrade Baleshwar Upadyay as the President and Comrade Suresh Sharma as the State General Convenor will hold a Bihar State Conference within six months from today with the due information to CHQ and due notice to all Divisions. (4) All efforts will be undertaken by the Adhoc Body to form Divisions in as many Districts / Divisions as possible within 6 months; (5) The newly formed Districts / Divisions should send due quota for 2022-23 and get the due recognition from the CHQ as per constitution / bylaws of the Association; (5) Comrade K.D.Bhagat and his friends who are not satisfied with the conduct of the State Conference without proper notice etc should understand the inherent weakness of the Bihar State Organization and try to unite with the rest and cooperate with the Adhoc Body to run the AIPRPA organization in the state with the aim of building a strong postal pensioners movement.

13.  The CMC ended with the honouring of Reception Committee Members at the end.


Monday, 29 August 2022

Remit quota due and get your due representation in AIC

 Attention of 

State GS / District - Divisional Secretaries AIPRPA ! 

All India Conference of AIPRPA is slated for 13-14 December, 2022 in Thiruvananthapuram. Delegates admission has already been informed that it will be determined based on the average quota received by CHQ in financial years 2019-20; 2020-21; and 2021-22. 

If any District / Division wants to clear the quota due for these years, they may do so now as a special case through their State General Secretaries coming to Coimbatore CMC meeting on 15-16 September, 2022. 

Use this opportunity and remit your balance quota if any! 

- KR GS AIPRPA-

का ध्यान

 राज्य जीएस/जिला - संभागीय सचिव ए.आई.पी.आर.पी.ए.!

 AIPRPA का अखिल भारतीय सम्मेलन तिरुवनंतपुरम में 13-14 दिसंबर, 2022 के लिए निर्धारित है।  प्रतिनिधियों के प्रवेश को पहले ही सूचित किया जा चुका है कि यह वित्तीय वर्ष 2019-20 में सीएचक्यू द्वारा प्राप्त औसत कोटा के आधार पर निर्धारित किया जाएगा;  2020-21;  और 2021-22।

 यदि कोई जिला/मंडल इन वर्षों के लिए देय कोटा को खाली करना चाहता है, तो वे अब एक विशेष मामले के रूप में अपने राज्य महासचिवों के माध्यम से 15-16 सितंबर, 2022 को कोयंबटूर सीएमसी बैठक में आ सकते हैं।

 इस अवसर का उपयोग करें और यदि कोई हो तो अपना शेष कोटा जमा करें!

 - केआर जीएस एआईपीआरपीए-

Extend full solidarity!

 AIPRPA SOLIDARITY!





NFPE Secretary General has called all Postal Employees to stage demonstrations on 10.09.2022 to commemorate the strike launched on 10.08.2022 by NFPE and its Affiliates and Associates against efforts of DoP for Corporatization.  AIPRPA CHQ calls upon all its rank and file States / Divisions to mobilize our pensioners in those demonstrations with our banner and flags and extend total solidarity - KR GS AIPRPA

Thursday, 25 August 2022

Attention of ORGANISATION!

 Attention All State / District / Divisional Secretaries of AIPRPA!



District / Divisional Secretaries of AIPRPA - Urgent Please Note!
* The following entries are not linked because the remittances are not informed by the Post Office in the SB Account.
* Despite requests, our District / Divisional Secretaries did not care to take pains to compare their accounts and contact the CHQ and link the entries.
* Now, the Delegates for each District / Division will be strictly allotted as per the quota sent by them to CHQ during the past three financial years. If the entries are not linked before our CMC, the Delegate allotment may be strictly according to our accounts.
* Therefore, all are requested (the State General Secretaries also are requested to take interest) to immediately respond with the CHQ and supported by the Receipts link the receitps as mentioned below:
2019-2020:
05.04.2019: 380: 15,000
06.05.2019: 385: 1,900
22.05.2019: 386: 20,000
01.07.2019: 392: 4,600
01.07.2019: 393: 16,600
17.08.2019: : 8,100
19.08.2019: : 1,500
06.09.2019: 518: 10,000
13.09.2019: 519: 5,000
21.09.2019: 520: 2,570
26.09.2019: 521: 3,000
25.11.2019: 528: 10,000
28.11.2019: 529: 650
21.12.2019: 532: 15,000
24.12.2019: 533: 700
26.12.2019: 535: 1,000
27.12.2019: 536: 1,000
27.12.2019: 537: 2,000
01.01.2020: 540: 3,000
14.01.2020: 543: 3,000
24.01.2020: 545: 2,000
25.01.2020: 546: 1,900
05.02.2020: 547: 3,650
05.02.2020: 548: 730
06.02.2020: 549: 20,200
12.02.2020: 551: 5,400
12.02.2020: 552: 500
19.02.2020: 554: 8,500
03.03.2020: 557: 6,900
06.03.2020: 558: 5,780
11.03.2020: 561: 16,000
13.03.2020: 562: 14,000
2020-2021:
20.04.2020: : 2,100
15.06.2020: : 20,000
18.06.2020: : 4,850
21.08.2020: : 1,250
24.08.2020: : 11000
25.08.2020: : 7,250
26.08.2020: : 2,040
26.08.2020: : 4,000
26.08.2020: : 1,300
26.08.2020: : 500
26.08.2020: : 1,000
27.08.2020: : 13,590
28.08.2020: : 3,130
31.08.2020: : 1,000
31.08.2020: : 10,000
31.08.2020: : 2,000
31.08.2020: : 10,000
01.09.2020: 589: 10,000
01.09.2020: 590: 15,000
02.09.2020: 591: 7,500
02.09.2020: 592: 1,200
02.09.2020: 593: 1,000
03.09.2020: 594: 15,000
03.09.2020: 595: 1,500
04.09.2020: 596: 1,500
04.09.2020: 597: 10,000
04.09.2020: 598: 1,000
05.09.2020: 599: 1,000
09.09.2020: 600: 3,000
11.09.2020: 601: 2,000
11.09.2020: 602: 3,650
12.09.2020: 603 2,000
12.09.2020: 604: 4,000
17.09.2020: 605: 1,000
18.09.2020: 606: 5,000
21.09.2020: 607: 1,250
23.09.2020: 608: 5,000
29.09.2020: 610: 20,000
15.10.2020: 623: 1,000
16.10.2020: 628: 1,000
20.10.2020: 634: 2,000
26.10.2020: 640: 6,000
31.10.2020: 657: 5,000
03.11.2020: 665: 1,200
03.11.2020: 666: 6,000
03.11.2020: 668: 3,000
05.11.2020: 675: 2,800
06.11.2020: 679: 5,000
06.11.2020: 681: 4,700
07.11.2020: 683: 21,300
09.11.2020: 686: 6,000
10.11.2020: 690: 1,400
20.11.2020: 706: 10,000
14.12.2020: 734: 7,775
24.12.2020: 756: 11,500
09.01.2021: 779: 3,000
15.01.2021: 786: 5,000
25.01.2021: 793: 10.120
09.02.2021: 797: 3,000
10.02.2021: 798: 3,000
17.02.2021: 800: 2,500
18.02.2021: 802: 3,000
19.02.2021: 803: 2,500
26.02.2021: 806: 10,000
27.02.2021: 807: 25,000
03.03.2021: 810: 2,500
20.03.2021: 812: 1,500
22.03.2021: 815: 1,500
22.03.2021: 816: 3,000
27.03.2021: 817: 5,000
29.03.2021: 818: 1,650
30.03.2021: 822: 5,000
30.03.2021: 823: 6,000
31.03.2021: 824: 2,000
2021-2022:
08.04.2021: 904: 2,000
01.05.2021: 906: 15,000
02.06.2021: 907: 1,500
02.06.2021: 908: 6,060
19.08.2021: 913: 2,000
03.09.2021: 914: 1,000
05.10.2021: 926: 2,500
01.11.2021: 928: 10,000
11.12.2021: 930: 1,000
20.12.2021: 932: 10,000
28.12.2021: 934: 1,000
29.12.2021: 935: 17,200
30.12.2021: 936: 110
01.01.2022: 938: 6,500
01.01.2022: 939: 5,000
01.01.2022: 940: 10,100
10.01.2022: 941: 4,000
10.01.2022: 942: 2,000
24.01.2022: 944: 10,600
25.02.2022: 945: 2,500
01.02.2022: 946: 1,000
09.02.2022: 947: 5,000
12.02.2022: 948: 5,000
21.02.2022: 950: 5,000
28.02.2022: 952: 2,500
28.02.2022: 953: 2,500
10.03.2022: 955: 1,500
14.03.2022: 956: 5,000
25.03.2022: 958: 3,000
31.03.2022: 959: 450
31.03.2022: 961: 15,500



Monday, 22 August 2022

State Secretaies please ACT!

 

Mailing list of Division Secretaries! 



State GS Comrades! Please supply an updated copy of mailing list of your Division Secretaries either by email (aiprpachq@gmail.com) or with a hard copy at Coimbatore CMC. The information on address, Whatsapp number, email ID are compulsory - please take some pains - KR GS AIPRPA

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Pensioners Post - August issue getting ready!/

 Pensioners Post - August issue getting ready! 




Pensioners Post August issue layout is completed and gone for printing. The issue contains editorial on 10th Postal Strike and also a special article on the issue. It also contains articles on NPS and about Pension in USA. The legal portion contains important aspects of Madras High Court judgment on Promotees MACP and the task of petitioners. A write up on Parliamentary Standing Committee and the role of Pensioners also is incorporated in this issue. Usual features like Pensioners Mirror, Box Matters, Around States etc also covered.The wrapper contains photos of AIPRPA solidarity action on 8th August to the Postal Strike and also the Dharna conducted by Jharkhand State. The front wrapper is given above for your consumption - KR Editor PP

Thursday, 18 August 2022

AIC of AIPRPA!

 AIC of AIPRPA

13-14 December, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram 

Kerala State




Comrades! Please note that the third All India Conference of AIPRPA will be held at the capital city of Kerala State "Thiruvananthapuram" on 13-14 December, 2022. Agenda and Notice will be finalised by the ensuing CMC at Coimbatore. Be ready to book your reservation up and down to Thiruvananthapuram as per delegates allotted by CMC and visitors as determined by your State. 


The number of entitlement of Delegates for each District / Division will be based on the average quota received by the CHQ from them during the past three financial years of 2019-20; 2020-21, 2021-22. The number of delegates will be announced by the CMC meeting to be held at Coimbatore (TN) on 15-16 Sep, 2022. 


As the Reception Committee desires to keep the number of visitors also within a number, the CMC will fix the number of Delegates and Visitors. All States/ Districts / Divisions are requested to complete their Conferences / AGMs before the AIC and elect the number of delegates as determined by the CMC. The Districts / Divisions are requested to verify their accounts of remittances of quota to CHQ and they are free to contact the CHQ regarding this. 


AIPRPA is the pan-Indian Pensioners Association of Postal Pensioners. Many advances of us are registered only after the birth of AIPRPA. Make our AIC a grand success! Make it a grand Democratic organisation by adhering to Democratic norms! Remember that AIPRPA is an organization for all Postal & RMS Pensioners and Family Pensioners irrespective of their past history and irrespective of their past cadres. 


AIPRPA Zindabad! 

3rd AIC Zibdabad! 

- KR GS AIPRPA-

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Task on protecting our independence!

 75 years of Independence! 


Our motherland 'India' attained total independence from British Rule on 15th August, 1947. We have completed 75 years. A great feat! We have political turbulances but always returned to Democratic Rule. Despite many shortcomings, economy has recorded achievements too. Construction of a huge Public Sector institution was  undertaken in the past due to the inability of corporates to build that infrastructure in private. Mismanagement and inept handling by the private led to nationalization of LIC and Banks! 


This huge government sector and public sector financial giants have protected Indian economy from collapsing like many western economies in the international financial crisis of 1990s. But the Central Governments have not learned the lesson. The present Union Government also failed to learn proper lesson by the recent pandemic which exposed the hollowness of lack of building the public health system under liberalization. The subservience to the corporates will lead the country from losing its non-allignment line too totally and will convert our economy into a crisis economy. But the corporates won't suffer, the common people will! 


Now, we are celebrating our independence without knowing that we are surrendering our souverignty to the corporates because of the patronage shown by the government to stand on the side of corporates. Blind privatisation of Air India, Indian Railways, Defence, Postal, Banks and Insurance etc by the Union Govt is destroying the fabric built by perseverance and hard efforts to stand on our own legs. The price paid by the country for this was equally important like the price paid for gaining independence. 


We have brought back the nation to democracy from autocratic emergency in the past.Will we bring back the strong footing of Public Sector by forcing the government to desist from the path of blind privatization? Can this Government show at least one PSU institution newly created by it instead of disinvestment spree shown budget after budget?

Our Task on protecting the 75 years of infrastructure!



 

75th year of Independence is great. But protecting it is more important than anything else. Let us pledge to sacrifice to protect the built infrastructure of Govt and Public Sector on this 75th Independence year! It is our primary task! All the Pensioners take this pledge that protecting the nation from losing its souverignty is basic to protect our pension and social security. Because tomorrow or day after the Corporates will definitely snatch our existing pensionary rights as they snatched the right to pension to the workers in the name of NPS. Our fight to end NPS and protection of our existing pensionary rights are inseparable from our struggle to protect the nation from embracing total privatization! - KR GS AIPRPA

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Observe in addition to our independent call on 8.8.2022 the NCCPA Call on 10th August also - Demonstrate with Postal Workers & Send Saving Grams to Government!

 NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE

OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS..

(Registered undder the

T.U. Act.No. RTU01/2021.Dated.7.01.2021

PAN No.  AAEAN8586F

Website: nccpahq.blogspot.in.

E mail: nccpahq@gmail.com.

13.c Feroze Shah Road,

New Delhi. 110 001

 

President:                Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra. (97176 47594)

Secretary General: Com. K.K.N. Kutty.            (98110 48303)

Dated: 31st July, 2022.

Dear Comrades,

                                                          Sub: Declining medical facilities- solidary and support

                                                          For the postal workers on strike.

 

We send herewith an extract from the circular letter of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers, which is self explanatory.  The Confederation has called upon its affiliates and state units to hold demonstration on 10th August, 2022 at all work places in support of the striking Postal workers.  As you could see from the circular letter of the confederation, the postal workers struggle is not for any pecuniary benefit but to oppose the privatisation of a century old institution by the Government of India  The Postal Savings Bank which had been in operation with the exchequer guarantee for more than a century and which has about 30 crore subscribers with deposit exceeding 10 lakh crores will be merged with the newly created corporate body called the India Post Payment Bank.  As is the case with the Pension fund, the people’s money would be kept at the disposal of the private entrepreneurs. This must be seen from the fact that under the Banking regulations of the country, the Bank needs to guarantee a payment of just Rs. 1 lakh for whatever quantum of deposits with them.   The Post Office savings bank accounts are mostly subscribed by the Central Government employees and the pensioners 

 

The Indian economy suffered its worst set back during the covid pandemic period.   It had been on its downside slide even before that. The induced price rise on petroleum products had its cascading impact and the inflation that has set in refuses to wane despite the concerted attempts of the RBI. The prices of all essential food articles have risen and the rate of unemployment is presently the highest of the recent history of our Nation. The Sri Lankan situation, which has been explained in the confederation circular has not however, made any impact on the Indian rulers as they refuse to revisit the economic policies, whereas further privatisation is resorted to.  The three decades pursuance of the neo liberal policies has widened the inequality in our society. 

 

The fixed wage earners and the pensioners are the worst affected in this scenario.  The health care facilities in respect of pensioners have declined drastically during the period.  The commitment made by the Director General, when we met him more than a month back to set right the problems has remained unhonoured.  To the specific query raised in the Parliament over the matter, the Government has chosen to reply with irrelevant statistics.  It appears that the CGHS is on its way out. 

 

NCCPA, therefore calls upon its affiliates and State CGPAs and COCs to organise demonstration on 10th August, 2022 in front of the Main Post offices in their respective cities/towns and district headquarters to express solidarity with the striking postal workers as also to oppose the recalcitrant attitude of the Government towards the health related issues of the pensioners. The following savingrams may be sent to the concerned authorities after such demonstration.

 

                     To The Secretary, Communications,  Dak Bhawan, Patel Chowk, New Delhi. 110 001.

                             “STOP PRIVATISATION OF POSTAL FUNCTIONS’

 

                   To The Director-General  CGHS, Chandralok Buildign, Janpath, New Delhi. 110 001.

                             “REVIVE MEDICAL FACILITIES TO THE PENSIONERS”

 

 

                                       Name (Secretary) ……………………………………………………

                                      Name of the Unit: ……………………………………………………

                                 Place: ……………………………………………………………………

With greetings,

 

Yours fraternally,

 

K.K.N.Kutty,

Secretary General.

 

Extract from the circular letter of Confederation of CGE& workers.

 

On 10th August, 2022,  the entire Postal workers in the country, irrespective of organisational affiliation, shall be on a day’s strike. The strike is to register their protest over the decision to privatise some of the functions of the Postal Department.  The theme and concept of the new economic policies ushered in 1991 were to effect withdrawal of the Government from all economic activities and leave the space for unhindered exploitation by the private enterprises.  This had been one of the prominent conditions imposed by the international lending agencies as part of their globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation policies. The vast communication network of the Postal department, built over a period of more than a century always attracted the private players but the comparatively un-remunerative user charges fixed as a policy to help out the common people acted as a deterrent.  The efforts of the successive Government to hive off the lucrative functions of the Department had always been on the anvil.  The present Government which came to power in 2014, not only adhered to the new economic policies but also ensured its intensification and acceleration.  The Government departments were destined to take a hop step and jump to privatisation viz. first corporatisation as a Public Sector undertaking and then disinvestment and privatisation.  The 41 ordinance factories under the Defence Ministry has already taken the first step and the Government formed seven companies and are awaiting the eventual privatisation.  There had been very many attempts to privatise the functions of the Postal Department.  Some of them did not succeed as the private enterprises did not see super profit possibility   and many others in the face of the stiff opposition from the Postal Workers. 

The aim and objective of Post Office Savings Bank was to garner the small savings of the lower strata of the society especially  those  located in small villages and hamlets of India. Begun in 1882, the PSOB must be considered as the pioneers in the Banking industry itself in the country.    In free India, the funds collected through the Post Office savings Banks were of immense help for the developmental activities as no other institution could penetrate into the nooks and corners of the country as Post Offices could do.  India Post has presently 154,965 offices spread over the breadth and length of the country.  The reach and ambit of the Postal Department is stupendous and is the most effective vehicle to be in touch with the large majority of the people.  The PSOB has presently about  30 crore customers and carry a deposit of more than 10 lakh crores.  In the new environment, the Postal Department obtained the licence to operate a Payment Bank, which could not have been opposed per se but was perceived as a clever step towards the eventual privatisation.  The India Post Payment bank was registered as a public limited company and is covered by the Banking regulations.  The present proposal is to transfer the PSOB to the newly formed company hiving it off from the Postal Department.  The proposal will not only make the Postal Department economically unviable and eligible for closure but the huge deposits could be made available for the Corporates to maximise profit.  In all probabilities, in the near future, the IPPB would be listed in the stock exchange and would be available for grab by the private entrepreneurs.  The leaders of the Postal JCA has made it clear that the strike on 10th August, 2022 is meant to provide a warning and they might embark upon an indefinite strike action if situation so warrants. 

The post Sirimao Bhandaranayake regime of Sri Lanka embraced the neo liberal policies as early as in 1980s.  The country is now struggling to come out of the debt trap  The civil war and the subsequent pandemic situation has worsened the economy of Sri Lanka.   But it was the commercial borrowing with shorter repayment schedule, to finance the dream projects that is said to be the root cause for the disaster. 47% of the Sri Lanka’s debt is reported to be commercial elicited through bonds with high rate of interest.   It is the giant corporations of USA, Germany, Britain and Switzerland, which had contracted the bonds.  Situation is no different even in an advanced capitalist country like Italy.  The Prime Minister of Italy had to resign having failed to effect recovery.  Italy is the third largest economy in Europe.  All these point out to the dangers of those economies in pursuit of faster growth, through neo liberal policies.  The inequality of income and wealth in all those Nations, which embraced the neo liberal policies has widened giving room for social tension. 

Undoubtedly, we are travelling fast to the destination of a laissez faire economy, where the common people will be at the mercy of the rich corporate entities.  It is only the militant struggles of the working class which can effectively apply a brake to the destruction of the sovereign state.  Every single step in that direction is a welcome feature. The Postal workers demand the support and solidarity from the working class movement and especially the Central Government Employees.  The struggle is not for any pecuniary benefit but for a sovereign India, an egalitarian India. 

The National Sectt. of the Confederation calls upon all affiliates and State COCs to extend all help and assistance to the Postal Workers to ensure that the strike on 10th August 2022 is total with cent percent participation.  All affiliates and COCs are requested to advise their units to organise demonstration in support of the striking workers of the Postal Department on 10th August, 2022 and send the following savingram to the Secretary, Communications, Government of India, Dak Bhawan, Patel Chowk, New Delhi 110 001.

                             Stop privatisation of the Postal Department and its functions.