Friday, 20 October 2017

Mobilize to NCCPA Dharna on 25th!

NCCPA Dharna in front of Meghdoot  Bhawan! 

Our Dharna scheduled on 25.10.2017 in Jantar Mantar area is not allowed by Delhi Police in the wake of prohibitory orders by National Green Tribunal. Alternate arrangements have been made and permission obtained permission to hold it at Meghdoot Bhawan (Delhi Chief PMG office) near 'Jandewalan' metro station. Dharna will commence at 10.30 a.m. As advised by NCCPA CHQ, for comrades coming to Delhi from AIPRPA are provided accommodation at Chug Dharmsala in Golmarket area. The accommodation is available on 24th and 25th (for two days) and comrades should vacate it on 26th morning by latest. Chug Dharmshala is in Udyan Marg, near CNG gas station (only CNG gas station in golmarket area) reachable by auto or taxi from New Delhi Railway Station (around three kilometers) and venue of Dharna is nearer by city bus. 20 Rooms and basement hall is booked for AIPRPA and three comrades per room to stay. Around 80 comrades can stay in basement hall. Climate is enjoyable with 35 degrees in day time and 20 degrees in night. Sweater not needed generally but those senior citizens require it may please bring one half sweater along.
Comrades Deep Chand (08377926636/08396811621/ 09711795486) and Shankarpal Singh (07838170852 ) may be contacted on arrival if need any more guidance - KR GS AIPRPA

Saturday, 30 September 2017

International Day of Fight for Pensioners!

TUI P&R Call for International Day!

As already resolved by the NCCPA and endorsed by the 2nd AIC of AIPRPA the call of Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retired) is coming up on 1.10.2017. The day is to be observed as "International Day of Fight for Pensioners". The rank and file District / Divisional Associations are requested to observe the programme with other NCCPA affiliates jointly wherever feasible. Already the CHQ is informed that several District / Divisions are in preparations for holding the demonstrations etc on 1.10.2017. In Cities like Chennai the day is going to be observed on 3.10.2017 jointly by the State COC of Central, State Government and Public Sector Pensioners Associations and in several other districts on 1.10.2017.
It is our task to observe the day in a befitting manner!


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Dearness Relief order released by Pension Ministry! 

It is only 1% but however the Orders are released for Dearness Relief! Order of MoP&PW placed in pensioners portal website is No.42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 28.09.2017. Our comrades are once again reminded that as per the standing instructions of Postal Directorate, there is no need for endorsement by DoP. DR payment can be effected just by downloading the Pension Ministry orders - KR GS AIPRPA

Let us go to streets and Struggle for justice!

Pensioners Programmes in October & November 2017

1) 1.10.2017: Observe 'International Day of Fight for Pensioners' at the call of TUI P&R. NCCPA & AIPRPA CHQ endorsed the call. Unite with other affiliates if NCCPA and observe. In Tamilnadu observe along with Pensioners associations under 'State COC of Central, State Government and Public Sector Pensioners Associations.

2) 5.10.2017 to 10.10.2017: Hold Demonstrations in front of HPOs or Divisional Offices for Postal Pensioners Demands including early implementation of 12.05.2017 orders for refixation of pension to Pre-2016 pensioners.

3) Hold state level Dharna in front of office of GM Finance or DAP or CPMG as per convenience for the above demands.

4) Join NCCPA Dharna at Jantar Mantar New Delhi on 25.10.2017 for CG Pensioners issues including for Option Number 1. Bring pensioners as per quota allotted to each circle already.

5) Three days Dharna at New Delhi by Central Trade Unions and independent Federations including Confederation from 8-10 November. Join on 9.11.2017 by mobilising greater number of pensioners from Delhi and adjoining States.

6) Organize maximum strength - Attend with commitment - Bring your banners and flags - Issue Notices and Circulars - Hold GB meetings to enlighten members and organising them.

7) Kindly don't forget sending reports with photos to CHQ by email etc.


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

CHQ Calls upon to an all India Programme of Action

AIPRPA CHQ Calls for Programme of Action: 

Organize for Local Demonstration between 5th and 10th October!

Mobilize statewide for mass Dharna in front of GM Finance or DAP or CPMG office on 11.10.2017!

Dear comrades / colleagues,

The task of refixation of pension to all Pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners is veryy. The present arrangements are totally inadequate to complete the implementation of 12.05.2017 orders to more than 3,00,000 postal pensioners and family pensioners. 

The Directorate's order to complete the work before 30.09.2017 will remain only in paper. By any pragmatic estimate, at the current speed and arrangements, it will take more than six months to accomplish the work. 

CHQ has written to DOP to make effective arrangements by even drawing expert retired AAOs, AOs, APM Accounts staff to form implementation cells at all levels to hasten the refixation work. It seems there is reluctance in many places to invite retired staff. Alternatively implementation cells with more regular staff also not formed. 

Under the situation, as per decision of 2nd AIC, let us organise a Programme of Action on this issue and also for demanding settlement of correct fixation to pre-2006 pensioners; early merger of Postal Dispensaries with CGHS; Medical insurance cards to Pensioners; and immediate family pension sanction to spouse of deceased pensioners within one month of death.

Programme of action:

1. Organize demonstrations at the convenience of Districts / Divisions on any date between 5th and 10th October in front of HPOs or Divisional Offices. 

2. Mobilize postal pensioners in huge number on 11.10.2017 in a massive Dharna in front of either GM Finance office / or DAP office/ or CPMG office at the convenience of respective State Association. Pensioners from all over the state be mobilised in this programme. 

All are requested to plan effectively for successful implementation. 


Inadequate arrangement for implementation of 12th May orders!

AIPRPA CHQ Emails to Secretary DoP on inadequacy in arrangements for implementation of 12.05.2017 Orders!

The CHQ has emailed to Secretary Department of Posts about the inadequate arrangements for completing the pension re-fixation to all Pre-2016 Pensioners before 30.09.2017. The CHQ also communicated that there will be demonstrations by Postal Pensioners between 5th and 10th of October in front of HPOs / Divisional Offices and a mass dharna mobilisation in front of Office of GM Finance / or DAP / or Chief PMG on 11.10.2017 to focus the attention on this issue as well as on other important postal pensioners issues. The copy of the email addressed is reproduced below:

All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

(Registered No: 83/2015 under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975)
Chennai HQ: 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600007
New Delhi HQ: First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001

AIPRPA /1/9/2017 Dated 27th September 2017
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Implementation of 12th May orders of Pension Ministry – Inadequate arrangement of implementation – regarding.

This All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association is constrained to bring to your kind notice that the arrangement to implement the 12.05,2017 pension refixation orders of Pension Ministry to all Pre-2016 Pensioners and Family Pensioners of Department of Posts is quite inadequate and insufficient. Another order of the Department of Posts to complete the implementation before 30.09.2017 may not be fulfilled on the face of large number of Pre-2016 Pensioners and Family Pensioners for whom only a handful of staff are assigned the work.

The small number of staff in DAP Offices are not going to complete the work in time despite the availability of software to work out the fixation. The earlier suggestion of this Association for considering formation of ‘Implementation Cells’ with expert retired APM Accounts and retired AAOs and AOs in sufficient number employed by the Department under the supervision of serving AOs etc is not being followed in all places. It may take several months to complete the work at the present speed with the present small team of staff attending to the refixation work. The Pensioners and Family Pensioners are very much worried about the possible time it may consume before they could actually get the increased fixation.

This Association in the circumstances has no other option but to focus the issue by organising demonstrations in front of HPOs / Divisional Offices from 5th to 10th of October and a massive dharna in front of Office of GM Finance / or DAP / or Chief PMG on 11.10.2017 by the Postal and RMS Pensioners. Incidentally the Dharna will focus other important issues of Pensioners also.

This Association will be grateful if the Postal Directorate could ensure adequate measures for completing the refixation of pension to all Pre-2016 Pensioners / Family Pensioners within a strict time frame of 31.10.2017.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
General Secretary 

Monday, 25 September 2017

1.10.2017 - International Day of Pensioners - TUI P&R Call!

Trade Union International call!

Hold Hall Meetings / Demonstrations/ Open Rallies / etc to observe the call jointly! 

Dear comrades,

The TUI (P&R) has called to observe 1st October as 'International Day of Fight for Pensioners'. NCCPA National Executive and 2nd AIC of AIPRPA have endorsed the call. The call shows the intensification of attacks in all countries over pension and social security. It also shows the significance of growing unity of pensioners at international level under TUI (P&R). All our State and District/Divisional/Branch Associations to observe the call with other affiliates of NCCPA in their respective centres. As far as Tamilnadu is concerned (see the Tamil circular below) the call given by State COC of Central, State Government and Public Sector Pensioners Associations be observed jointly. All are requested to send report with photos to CHQ in email ID or after holding the programme with hall meetings or open demonstrations or any other programme decided as per local situation - KR GS AIPRPA

(Tamilnadu COC circular for the information of TN State comrades:)

மத்திய மாநில அரசு மற்றும் பொதுத்துறை ஓய்வூதியர் அமைப்புகளின் ஒருங்கிணைப்புக்குழு
தமிழ் மாநிலம்
1.10.2017 – ஓய்வூதியர் உரிமைகளுக்கான
சர்வதேசப் போராட்ட  நாள்


உலகத் தொழிற்சங்க சம்மேளனத்தின் (WFTU) அங்கமான சர்வதேச தொழிற்சங்கம் (ஓய்வூதியர் & பணிநிறைவானோர்) [TUI (P&R) வரும் அக்டோபர் முதல் நாளை “ஓய்வூதியர் உரிமைகளுக்கான சர்வதேசப் போராட்ட நாளாக” அனுசரிக்குமாறு அறைகூவல் விடுத்துள்ளது.

ஓய்வூதியர்களின் பென்ஷன் மற்றும் சமூகப் பாதுகாப்பு உரிமைகள் உலகம் முழுவதும் எண்ணற்ற நாடுகளில் கடும் தாக்குதல்களுக்கு உள்ளாக்கப்பட்டு வருகின்றன. உலகமயம் மற்றும் தாராளமயத்தின் பெயரால் ஏவப்பட்டுள்ள இத்தாக்குதல்களின் பின்னே அரசுகளால் உலகக் கார்ப்பரேட் குழுமங்களின் நலன்கள் உயர்த்திப்பிடிக்கப்படுகின்றன. அரசு ஊழியர்கள் மற்றும் பொதுத்துறை ஊழியர்களின் ஒரு பகுதியினரை கட்டாயமாக NPS திட்டத்தின் பெயரால் அரசு ஓய்வூதியத்திற்கு உரிமையற்றவர்களாக ஆக்குதல்; சமூகப் பாதுகாப்பும் பென்ஷனும் உத்தரவாதப்படுத்தப்பட்ட அரசு ஊழியர்கள் மற்றும் ஓய்வூதியர்களின் தலைக்கு மேல் தொங்கும் ஆபத்தான கத்தியாக PFRDA சட்டம் போன்றவை இந்திய நாட்டில் நமக்கெதிராக வந்துள்ள தாக்குதல்கள். உலக அளவில் பல நாடுகளில் இது போன்ற தாக்குதல்களுடன், பென்ஷன் அளவையே பல முறை வெட்டிக் குறைத்தல்; அரசு ஊழியர்கள் பணி நிறைவு பெறும் வயதை அதிகரித்தல் போன்ற தாக்குதல்களும் தொடுக்கப்பட்டு வருகின்றன.

இந்நிலையில் தான் உலக அளவில் ஓய்வூதியர்களையும் பணிநிறைவு பெற்றோரையும் திரட்டிப் போராடும் அமைப்பாக TUI (P&R) எனும் அமைப்பை WFTU உருவாக்கியுள்ளது. அந்த அமைப்பின் சார்பில் தான் 1.10.2017 அன்று சர்வதேச போராட்ட நாள் அனுசரிக்குமாறு அறைகூவல் விடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

தமிழ் மாநில மத்திய, மாநில அரசு மற்றும் பொதுத்துறை  ஓய்வூதியர் அமைப்புகளின் ஒருங்கிணைப்புக்குழுவின் சார்பில் அக்டோபர் 1 – சர்வதேசப் போராட்ட நாளை அனைத்து மாவட்டங்களிலும் சக்தியாக அனுசரிப்பதென்று ஒருங்கிணைப்புக்குழு முடிவெடுத்துள்ளது. அனைத்து ஓய்வூதியர் அமைப்புகளும் ஒவ்வொரு மாவட்டத்திலும் பொருத்தமான இடத்தில் ஒன்றுபட்ட ஆர்ப்பாட்டங்கள் – சிறப்புக் கூட்டங்கள் போன்ற வடிவத்தில் இந்த சர்வதேச போராட்ட நாளை சிறப்பாக அனுசரிக்குமாறு வேண்டுகிறோம்.

சென்னை தலைநகரைப் பொருத்தமட்டில் அனைத்து மாநில மற்றும் மாவட்ட அமைப்புகளால் போக்குவரத்துத் துறை தலைமையகமான பல்லவன் இல்லத்திற்கு முன்பு 3.10.2017 அன்று காலை 10.00 மணி முதல் 1.00 மணி வரை ஆர்ப்பாட்ட இயக்கம் நடக்கும். அனைத்து அமைப்புகளும் தம் கொடிகள் மற்றும் அமைப்புப் பதாகைகளுடன் கலந்துகொள்வது சிறப்பு.

சர்வதேசப் போராட்ட நாளை வெற்றிகரமாக அனுசரிப்போம்!
ஓய்வூதியர் உரிமைகளைப் பாதுகாக்கக் குரல் கொடுப்போம்!!


N.L.சீதரன்  K.ராகவேந்திரன்
தலைவர்   பொதுச்செயலர்