Tuesday 27 December 2022

Expectations of Pensioners belied! Time to unite and revolt!

Many Recommendations of Parliament Standing Committee goes in SMOKE!

Report of Parliament Standing Committee submits ATR in Rajyasabha  and expresses satisfaction on many issues over the action taken by the DoP&PW! Here we are analyzing the document to some extent and a full analyzation of the REport will be published in January issue of Pensioners Post. Comments are welcome from all readers either by email to pensionerspost@gmail.com or whatsapp to 9444919295 or in any of the CHQ whatsapp groups - KR CHQ President AIPRPA

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Action Taken Report on the recommendations of the Parliament Standing Committee submitted in Rajya Sabha – CAT is out of the BAG now!

The ATR (Action Taken Report) on the recommendations of the 110th Report of the Parliament Standing Committee is tabled in Rajya Sabha by the above Committee. The community of Pensioners all over the country were wondering about the nature of recommendations as many of them were recommended though rejected by the 7th CPC! The Pensioners were pinning much hope that these recommendations will be implemented by the Union Government! But the National Executive of NCCPA that met in June 2022, had clearly opined that these recommendations were only publicity stunt and not for real implementation! The averment of NE of NCCPA has come out true today with the ATR submitted in Rajya Sabha. Let us see the aspects of the report:

1.      The ATR itself is clear in stating that out of 28 recommendations made by the Committee only five (5) are accepted. It says that recommendations in Paras 2.12; 3.12; 3.23; 3.31; and 4.7 are accepted. What are these Paras? Para 2.12 stated that the pension related grievances can also be lodged in CPGRAMS Portal. Para 3.12 deals with the grant of Provisional Pension until the grant of regular pension and the regular PPO. Para 3.23 recommends for provision of non-CGHS Pensioners with the medical facilities on par with serving employees or an idea for cashless health insurance facility in lieu of FMA should be mooted by Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare. Para 3.31 expresses hope of the Committee that additional funds are sanctioned by the Government to provide for deserving pensioners organizations based on their previous performance. Para 4.7 deals with the issue of digitisation of entire process of pension sanction. These are the recommendations accepted and the Parliament Standing Committee expressed happiness and satisfaction over the action of accepting just 5 of its recommendations!

2.      Implementation of even the above issues require to be seen by us to what extent various departments and Ministries are going to take them seriously for implementation though the replies are assuring and OMs also are issued. But very important issues recommended by the Standing Committee stand rejected by the Government!

3.      Many important recommendations of the Parliament Standing Committee are just given up in the wind! The ATR says that the Committee does not desire to pursue in view of the replies given by the Departments of Government on 16 of the recommendations made in Paras 3.3; 3.4; 3.10; 3.13; 3.19; 3.20; 3.21; 3.22; 3.28; 3.35; 4.9; 4.14; 4.15; 5.11; 5.12 and 5.16 of the Report! The Committee says that it is satisfied with the explanations advanced! Well; we are not satisfied! Para 3.3 deals with enhancement of Group Insurance quantum; Para 3.4 states to change the savings fund to insurance fund be modified; Para 3.10 recommended to maintain GPF Account in electronic mode and transferred to the parent department; Para 3.13 wanted to end the delay caused in sanction of pension due to corona; Para 3.19 recommended for proper medical facilities to pensioners as ruled by the Apex Court and rules to immediately reimburse the bills of treatment shall be finalized and that the FMA to be enhanced to 3000/- to mitigate the problems of pensioners; Para 3.19 recommended for enacting rules for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by CGHS beneficiary in a non-empanelled hospital fully as per apex court direction and to avoid pensioners spending huge money for getting justice in different courts; Para 3.20 recommended that CGHS should be expanded to district headquarters also and allow CPENGRAMS to admit medical related grievances also; Para 3.21 recommended for enhancement of FMA to 3000/- by accepting the points of Pensioners Associations that at old age pensioners are faced with lot of diseases; Para 3.22 suggested for a hassle free surrender certificate of FMA in online; Para 3.28 recommended for grant of additional pension from 65 years itself as the joint family system is breaking up and the pensioners are forced to live separately to meet the additional expenditure and stressed the DoP&PW to vigorously pursue this issue with the MOF; Para 3.35 recommended for change of date of upgradation under MACP from 1.1.2006; Para 4.9 recommended for improvement in CPAO Portal; Para 4.14 recommended that the Head of Office start the pension process before one year of retirement; Para 4.15 deals with the delay in sanction of family pension; Para 5.11 recommended for wider modern technology for pension; Para 5.12 dealt with the system of withdrawal of pension from homes to the elderly pensioners; and Para 5.16 recommended for streamlining of pension and family pension sanction.

4.      All the above are vital and important for the pensioners and family pensioners. If the Committee expresses satisfaction over the nature of action taken on these issues by the Government Departments and comes to the conclusion that it does not want to pursue further these issues, then we are sure that these vital issues are thrown to air by the Parliament Standing Committee! In nut shell, the Parliament Standing Committee enacted a drama for the amusement of lakhs of pensioners in the country and that the amusement is over!

5.      The Parliament Standing Committee did not accept the replies given to seven (7) recommendations stated in Paras 2.10; 2.16; 2.21; 2.30; 2.33; 3.37; and 4.13! In Para 2.10 the Committee wanted the pension complaints to be streamlined by forming a social audit panel; In Para 2.16 it had recommended for accountability mechanism to deal with the grievances of pension; Para 2.21 recommended for an Appellate mechanism to be operationalized for improving the effectiveness of the grievances; Para 2.30 recommended for virtual pension Adalats once in six months; Para 2.33 recommended for a pre-litigation conciliation for avoiding grievances in the pre-litigation time itself; In Para 3.37 the Committee had recommended for full liberalized pension on par with widows of defence personnel to widows of  Paramilitary / Civil Servants also; and 4.13 wanted the Government to be proactive in reaching out family pensioners and for liberalizing the procedures for children of the deceased Government servants.

6.      From the Action Taken Report it is clear that the Government has rejected (1) Additional Pension from 65 years; (2) No MACP from 1.1.2006; (3) No notional increment to 30th June Retirees as per Para 2.37 of the present Report No.120 submitted in Rajyasabha; Therefore, many basic aspects of the recommendations are thus rejected. The increase in FMA quantum is of course not outrightly rejected but under consideration and we do not know the exact quantum of enhancement. But one thing is clear; it will not be 3000/- as recommended by the Committee. 


Thursday 22 December 2022

Pensioners Post December issue getting ready!

 Pensioners Post - December issue getting ready!

The issue of December "Pensioners Post" is gone to Press from Layout. ON 27th December the issue will be posted to all Subscribers. The issue comes as an issue of All India Conference of AIPRPA that was successfully held at Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala. The issue contains several photos of the AIC which was inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala State. The issue contains Homage to SG NCCPA Comrade KKN Kutty; many resolutions adopted in the AIC; Amendments adopted and list of new CMC; Highlights of AIC; the analyses of the year 2022 for the Pensioners; Pensioners Day on 17.12.2022 message; and usual features like 'Pensioners Mirror'; 'Government orders'; 'CHQ Writes to Government' and Box Matters. The front wrapper of the monthly journal is given here as it exposes the claim of the Union Government with regard to non-finalization of any Litigation Policy!
Subscribers are once again reminded that with this issue the year of 2022 is over and their subscription also is exhausted for many. Kindly renew them by sending 200/- EMOs; and sending the bulk by organizers of AIPRPA. - KR Editor Pensioners Post

Friday 16 December 2022

3rd AIC Highlights!

 Highlights of the 3rd AIC of AIPRPA!

• The 3rd All India Conference of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association was held successfully in Thiruvanathapuram City of Kerala from 13th December to 14th December, 2022. The AIC was presided over by CHQ President Comrade D.K.Rahate.
• The Reception Committee headed by the Honourable Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Comrade Arya Rajendran as the Chairperson and comrade V.A.Mohanan as the General Convenor made excellent arrangements to the AIC despite difficulties faced due to the ongoing Film Festival in the City.
• The AIC was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala Comrade Pinarayi Vijayan. His speech was the highlight of the Conference in which he made a scathing attack on the policies of Central Government which is bent upon privatizing Govt and Public Sector institutions including Postal while the unemployment is growing in the country year after year.
• Hon’ble Minister of Education & Labour Comrade Sivankutty; Ex-Minister of Health in Keala respected Comrade Srimathi; CITU State President Comrade Anathalavattom Anandan addressed and greeted the AIC.
• A Book on Comrade M.Krishnan containing articles written by many comrades and several articles written by Comrade M.Krishnan himself was translated into English and the book was released by the Hon’ble Minister of Education and Labour Comrade Sivankutty and its first copy was accepted by the CHQ President Comrade D.K.Rahate in the presence of the Mrs.Krishnan and also daughter and son-in-law of Comrade M.Krishnan on the dais.
• Comrade Srimathi former Minister for Health also greeted the AIC on the second day of the Conference.
• Welcome Song by the Cultural Troup on the first day of the Conference while the AIC was to start, and the dance and finally the drama on Punnappura Vayalar historical programmes by the Cultural Troup were organized nicely.
• The AIC was greeted by Doctor U.Srinivasaraaghavan Former Secretary DoP and by Comrade N.L.Sridharan General Secretary of All India State Government Pensioners Federation due to their physical inability to participate in the AIC.
• Leaders including Comrade Janardan Majumdar Secretary General NFPE; Comrade K.G.Jayaraj General Secretary AIBDPA; Comrade VAN Namboodiri Patron NCCPA; T.N.Venkateswaran General Secretary Kerala CGPA; Comrade P.V.Rajendran AGS Confederation of CG Employees & Workers addressed and greeted the AIC. All touched the important role being played by AIPRPA. Comrade Janardan Majumdar NFPE SG explained the importance of AIPRPA movement and assured that NFPE will continue to struggle with AIPRPA on issues confronting the Postal Employees and Pensioners. He explained that AIPRPA is the only Pensioners Association in Postal that will continue to receive NFPE’s assistance.
• The entitlement of Delegates to the AIC 258 and 193 Delegates were present in the AIC despite difficulties posed by Train Cancellation and non-availability of reservation for the journey etc. Total number of Visitors attended the AIC is around 225 from other states and from Kerala the total number of Visitors is around 150. Visitors to the AIC from Thiruvananthapuram City is around 200. Overall, there was an attendance of more than 700 at a given time. The Delegates and Visitors require full appreciation for their rapt attention in the proceedings of the AIC.
• The Report placed by the Central Managing Committee and the Audited Accounts for the Financial Years 1917-18; 1918-19; 1919-20; 1920-21; 1021-22 to both CHQ and Pensioners Post were unanimously approved by the AIC.
• All State General Secretaries and many delegates from different States were able to address in spite of the time crunch and their discussion shaped the organization to a greater extent. They spoke about many issues of the Pensioners and Family Pensioners that were noted by the CHQ for appropriate follow up action.
• Resolutions on Pensioners issues were unanimously adopted and the gist of the approved resolutions will be published in the Pensioners Post.
• Some Amendments to the bye-laws were adopted and the amendments approved will be published in the monthly journal shortly.
• Three Organization related important resolutions were unanimously adopted in the AIC. According to them, Bihar State Body is recognized as the State Association of AIPRPA regularly and the earlier decision of the CMC was reversed after the President of Bihar assured that shortly Divisions will be formed in the State and the list will be submitted to the CHQ. The other organization related resolutions empowered the CMC to take action including appointment of Steering Committees to some states to rejuvenate the organization.
• Elections to the ensuing term was unanimous. A list of 38 CMC was unanimously elected with Comrade K.Ragavendran Tamilnadu as the President; Comrade D.K.Debnath of Assam as the General Secretary; and Comrade C.Sekar of Tamilnadu as the Treasurer. Full list of elected CMC will be published in the Pensioners Post of December issue. A new SB Account in the joint names of General Secretary and Treasurer will be shortly opened in Chennai in a Nationalized Bank for the CHQ. All Divisions are requested not to remit any amount in the existing POSB Account of North Avenue Post Office until further notice.
• The AIC unanimously decided on three Advisors to the CHQ. The Advisors decided by the AIC are: (1) Sri.A.S.I.S.Paul Retired Member (P) Department of Posts; (2) Com.C.C.Pillai Former Secretary General NFPE; and (3) Com. D.K.Rahate outgoing CHQ President AIPRPA.
I request the cooperation of all Comrades for the building of AIPRPA in our country. Let us all forget the differences and concentrate the Pensioners Unity which is very essential at the time of serious attack on our Pension and Social Security.

General Secretary AIPRPA
Jagdish Chandra Chhimwal
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Wednesday 14 December 2022

Newly elected office bearers!

 3rd AIC of AIPRPA successfully completed today evening at Trivandrum!

Full list of Office Bearers unanimously elected in the AIC is as follows:


A.S.I.S.Paul - Retired Member (P) DoP

C.C.Pillai - Ex-SG NFPE - Kerala 

D.K.Rahate - Ex- President AIPRPA Maharashtra

President - K.Ragavendran Tamilnadu 


1. H.V.Kurup- Kerala

2. P.V.Rajendran - Kerala 

3. G.C.Joshi - Madhya Pradesh 

4. B.M.Sunda - Rajasthan 

5. CH.V.Ramarao - Telangana

6. K.S.Tokas  - Delhi

7. Mangesh Parab - Maharashtra

8. D.D.Singh - Uttar Pradesh 

9. D.Mohanrao - Andhra

10. T.M.Gohil - Gujarat 

GS: D.K.Debnath - Assam

Joint Secretary: 

1. Virendra Tiwary - U.P

2. N.C.Pillai- Kerala

3. P.Mohan - Tamilnadu 

4. Umamaheswararao -AP 

5. P.Suresh - Telangana V.

6. M.Z.Khan - Jharkhand

7. Ishwarsingh Dabas - Delhi

8. Panigrahi - Chhattisgarh 

9. R.N.Dhal - Odisha

10. B.S.Dhiman - H.P

Treasurer:   C.Sekar Tamilnadu 


1. C.P.Shobana- Kerala

2. V.Nirmala - Tamilnadu 

3. Mohanan V.A - Kerala

4. K.Shanmugasundararaj - Tamilnadu

5. Kaushik Chakraborti - Meghalaya

6. P.S.Ravindranathan - Kerala 

7. K.Rajarao - Andhra Pradesh

8. Kamal Sahu-Chhattisgarh

9.  S.T.Taraiya - Gujarat 

10. S.Karunanidhi - Tamilnadu 

11. Nishad - Chhattisgarh

12.  B.P.Ganak - Madhya Pradesh

13. Mohd. Jalaludeen - Telangana

14. P.Babuji - Andhra Pradesh..

15. Ashok Kumar  -  Bihar.

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Comrade KKN breated his last today morning!

Comrade KKN Kutty Secretary General NCCPA Amar Rahe!

Comrade KKN Kutty the Secretary General NCCPA and the Vice President Confederation of CG Employees & Workers has breathed his last today morning at about 09.30 (08.12.2022) at Kozhicode after a prolonged treatment in different hospitals including a super specialty Hospital.After information about some hope of revival in ICU, ultimately doctors confirmed Hus passing away.  

The CG Employees Movement and the Pensioners Movement has suffered an irreparable loss and the vaccum caused by the sudden demise of Comrade KKN Kutty will remain so for many years to come. He was a spectacular orator and his speeches were always very much impressive and all the spectators were spell bound whenever he speaks in the assembly of employees or pensioners. He was the former Secretary General of Income Tax Employees Federation -  Former President of Confederation - He was earlier the Secretary General of Confederation - recently he was the sitting Vice President of Confederation - he was a member of the Standing Committee of JCM National Council - he was the Secretary General of NCCPA - and he was also the Member of the Finance Control Commission of Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retirees)! A versatile personality and he used to guide the movement in turbulant waters. His parting away is a great loss. No words will be sufficient to express our grief. Red Salutes to Comrade KKN Kutty! Comrade KKN Kutty Amar Rahe!

3rd All India Conference Invitation!

 Comrades! Kindly view and download the invitation to the 3rd AIC of All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association: 

17.12.2022 Pensioners Day!

 National Pensioners Day! - 17.12.2022!

Comrades! Many of us would not have returned to our respective headquarters from AIC.Therefore, kindly celebrate and remember D.S.Nakara as well as the basic aspects of the milestone judgment either on 17th or after that date as per your schedule of arrival back in your headquarters. Please talk to other organisations of pensioners in NCCPA and arrange joint programmes. I will be addressing the programme of NCCPA at Chennai City on 17.12.2022!

Saturday 3 December 2022

3rd AIC!

 AIPRPA 3rd AIC at the bastion of working class! 

All arrangements for accommodating near about 500 Delegates & Visitors from all over India is being successfully made by the Reception Committee to 3rd AIC. The Reception Committee is formed with the Honourable Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation comrade Arya Rajendran.and comrade V.A.Mohanan Kerala State GS of AIPRPA. We are indeed lucky to get the Honourable Chief Minister comrade Pinarayi Vijayan, who has kindly consented to inaugurate our conference despite a session with state legislators on 13th December. Leaders including Central Trade Unions, major organisations of Pensioners, Service Unions including the Confederation, NFPE and FNPO besides the Honourable Kerala Minister for Education & Labour comrade V.Sivan Kutty are attending. 

The 3rd AIC of AIPRPA at Thiruvananthapuram will be a memorable event in our stride. All roads to Thiruvananthapuram! Let us get rejuvenated after more than two years of forced inactivity due to Covid-19! Thiruvananthapuram AIC zindabad! AIPRPA zindabad!! Unity of pensioners zindabad!! - KR GS AIPRPA