NCCPA Circular Dated
· * Hold
Dharna / Demonstrations in front of Offices on 25th March and send
Email to Honourable Minister (Draft in the Circular) Pension in solidarity with
the two-days Strike.
NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS.
(Registered under the
T.U. Act.No. RTU01/2021.Dated.7.01.2021
PAN No. AAEAN8586F
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
13.c Feroze Shah Road,
Delhi. 110 001
President: Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra. (97176 47594)
General: Com. K.K.N. Kutty. (98110 48303)
As you know, the working class in
the country will be on two days strike on 28th and 29th
March, 2022 against the present economic policies of the Government of India,
which has harmed the workers in the country tremendously. The standard of living of the workers have
gone down so deeply that none of the segments gets a fair wage
today. By dismantling the public health
care system, public distribution system
and the Pubic sector undertakings, the user charges levied for various services
have gone up leaps and bounds . The
pension emoluments, which at one point of time, we had thought good enough to
meet our basic requirements have become too meagre given the growing expenses. Many of the services for which huge amounts
are levied including the GST, had been either free or provided at nominal
charges in the past. Concessions granted
to the Senior Citizens are all withdrawn.
Above all, the dearness relief which is an integral part of the pension
was first freezed and then denied. The
Government has kept back the arrears amounting to crores of rupees with no
justification as the economy is reported to have picked up momentum of growth and the tax
collections both from direct and
indirect taxes have surpassed the budgetary estimates . The various phases of corona pandemic
affected severely the pensioner community.
Many are suffering from the post- covid complications and the
We must, therefore, express our
support to the strike and engage ourselves in the solidarity action as decided
earlier. We take this opportunity to
remind you of the need to participate in large numbers in the proposed dharna
in front of all offices on 25th March, 2022 (this decision of NCCPA
having been communicated earlier) to express our solidarity with the striking workers. A small memorandum addressed to the
Honourable Minister of State, Department of Personnel and Pension, North Block,
New Delhi is appended hereto. Kindly
send the same to him after the dharna programme is over.
Please go through the letter
addressed to the Honourable Minister placed on our website covering
comprehensively all issues concerning the grievances and demands of the
Pensioners. The Standing committee of
the Parliament in their 110th report to the Lok Sabha has
recommended to the Government to grant additional pension of 5% at the age 60,
10% at 70 and 15% at 75 instead of the present 20% on attaining the age of 80
years, increase the FMA to Rs. 3000 p.m. to reimburse the cost of
hospitalization even if the treatment was from a non- empanelled private
hospital and to cover the pensioners under CCS(MA) Rules. Coming from such an exalted body, we must mow
demand that the Government take cognizance of the recommendation and implement
the same as quickly as possible. It is,
therefore, decided that the Pensioners Associations must organise demonstration in front of all offices on 5th April, 2022 and send the
following E- mail to the honourable Minister.
“Solicit your kind reference to the 110th
report of the Standing Committee of Parliament on pensioner related problems
and appeal to you that the concerned officials may be directed to take
immediate steps to implement those recommendations.” .
Memorandum to the Honourable Minister of
for Department of Personnel and Pension,
Govt. of India, New Delhi.
We submit the following charter
of demands containing issues and grievances of pensioners of various
sectors. We had been, as is the case
with many pensioner Associations, raising these issues before various
authorities but regretfully submit that steps were not taken to resolve those.
We feel that even reasonable issues, which do not have financial outflow are
not addressed. Besides, the Pensioner
community feels that they are being dragged to litigation which has of late become extremely costly and unbearable. They
are perforce to bear the injustice. Even when the courts favour decisions
upholding the contention of the petitioners, Government against their own
policy decisions, drags the Pensioners
to higher courts.. Even the Supreme
Court decisions are not made applicable to the similarly placed personnel. We fervently appeal to you to ensure that the
Pensioners are not dragged to court; their grievances are attended to within a
reasonable time frame and they are replied with the reasons as to why the
Government was not able to accept the contentions made by them. We also request you to kindly cause
consideration of the following demands and the authorities are asked to have bilateral
discussions with the representatives of NCCPA so as to have a proper
appreciation of the demands raised.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS.
Implement Option No. 1 as
one of the pension fitment formulae as
recommended by the 7th CPC.
Revise the Pension of BSNL
absorbed retirees immediately with 15% fitment; recommended by the 3rd PRC
and approved by the government from 01-01-2017, delinking the wage revision in
BSNL. Clear all pending medical bills and medical allowance;
Evolve a policy for automatic
grant of pension and other pensioner’s benefits to the pensioners and retirees
of the autonomous bodies on par with the Central Govt. Pensioners.
Provide (a) notional fixation of
pension under Option No. 3 on the basis of the pay scale/pay
level of the cadre or grade from which the pensioner retired. (b)
Provide fixation of pension in the case of all pre 2006 pensioners on the basis
of the grade pay/pay level or pay scale of
the post or cadre from which one has retired as per
the judgments of Courts.
Extend the benefit of
CS(MA) Rules to all pensioners who are not covered by CGHS.
Increase the FMA to Rs. 3000
as has been granted to PF Pensioners.
Raise the minimum pension
to 60% of the Minimum wage. i.e. Rs. 10,800 p.m.
Restore the commutation portion
of pension after 10 years.
Provide increased rates of
pension on attainment of 65 years onwards as recommended by the Parliamentary
Scrap the New Contributory
pension scheme and restore the defined benefit pension
Revise the pension of the Bank pensioners on line
with Govt/RBI/Military and settle
the anomalies in pension and other benefits arising out of the amalgamation of
Provide the benefits arising from the court judgements to
all similarly placed pensioners. Viz.
the court order for the grant of one notional increment for those who retire on
30th June and 31st
Introduce medical insurance
scheme for all pensioners including the Bank pensioners whoever opts
for such a scheme.
Restore the train fare
concession to senior citizens withdrawn by the Govt. during the covid period.
To create a welfare fund for all
retired personnel on par with the working employees
Equalise the DA payment for all
bank employees without distinction between pre and post 1.11.2002.
To increase the ex gratia
payment to bank employees retired prior to 1986.
Provide medical and para medical
facilities to cover up the shortages to the Railway hospitals catering to the
Issue revised PPOs to all Railway
pensioners to enable them to draw the revised pension as per the 7th
Remove 2.5.km distance
restriction for the grant of FMA.
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