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Monday, November 6, 2017

NCCPA Circular

NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS.
Website: nccpahq.blogspot.in.
13.c Feroze Shah Road,
 New Delhi. 110 001
30.10.2017
President:                   Com. Shiv Gopal Misra.
Secretary General:     Com. K.KN. Kutty.

Dear Comrade,

            As per the decision taken by the NCCPA National Executive which met at Nagpur, a massive dharna  programme was organized at Meghdhoot Bhawan, Puza road, New Delhi on 25th October, 2017. 

A meeting of the National Secretariat will be held soon (the date will be communicated on 10th November, 2017) to review the implementation of the programme  and to chalk out further course of action in pursuance of the ten point charter of demands.  We had planned to elicit the participation of about 1000 comrades in the dharna programme on 25th.  We have reached near about that figure, thanks to the strenuous efforts of some of the affiliates and the State Units.  From the register of participants, in which many had not assigned their signature and other details due to some logistical difficulties gives a fair picture of the efforts of the various affiliated organizations It would not certainly be an exaggeration that the dharna was massive and there had been all-round enthusiasm from the members in the programme.  It is to the credit of NCCPA that it took the initiative in organizing a programme exclusively for the pensioners’ demands in the post 7th CPC period.  We take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who took the pains to come over to Delhi and participate in the programme and place our sincere gratitude to all affiliates and State Units for making all out efforts to ensure the success of the programme.  As per the reports, we have received, financial constrains has come in the way of mobilizing large number of comrades to participate and there had been last minute cancellation due to health problems by some of the Units.

            We could commence the dharna only at 11.30 AM due to various transport related problems, though large number of our comrades had assembled at the venue from 9.30 AM onwards.  The organizing committee at Delhi had to face innumerable problems on the eve of the programme.  The Delhi Police refused permission at Janta Mantar citing the NGT decision. We decided not to confront the Government and the Police authorities as we were eager to ensure hassle free event.   We had, with the help of the NFPE leaders obtained permission from the Chief Post Master General to hold the Dharna in the premises of Meghdhoot Bhawan.   However, the Delhi Police and IB contacted our organizing secretary Com. Deep Chand on 24th night to inform of the denial of the permission to organize the programme even  at  Meghdhoot Bhawan. 

            What degeneration has taken place in our democratic polity over the years became obvious on that night.  There was a time when lakhs of people used to assemble at Boat Club (located in front of the Rasht apathy Bhawan and the Parliament house) to voice their grievances and seek solution from the democratically elected Government and the party in power. Discernible was the resentment of the rulers from these vox populi demonstrations.   In the name of maintaining the cleanliness of the place, such demonstrations were first banned at the Boat Club which resulted in the opening the Parliament street-Jantar Mantar junction to air the voice of opposition. Police never permitted any demonstration there in which more than 3000 people participated.  For nearly two decades, that place became the venue for people from all walks of life to assemble and voice their protest.  Now the Green Tribunal has passed the order prohibiting any such demonstration to take place in front of Jantar Mantar on the same ground by virtue of which Boat club was closed down.  The days are not far off when the entire New Delhi would be barred for the Indian people except for the sycophants of the ruling coterie, which would enable the rules to hear only the voice in praise of them and be divorced from the reality of the people’s life who had elected them to power.   The organizing committee could ultimately overcome the difficulties and hold the dharma in a peaceful atmosphere at Meghdhoot Bhawan, for which we are no doubt grateful to the CPMG and the leadership of NFPE.   The programme went on upto 3.00PM.  Com.Shiv Gopal Mishra was the first speaker in his capacity as the President of NCCPA. The programme was inaugurated by the veteran trade union leader and the erstwhile leader of the telecom employees Com.VAN Namboodiri, Patron of NCCPA.  On behalf of the organizing Committee, Com. Deepchand conducted the proceedings of the house and Com. Rajinder Prasad of AIPRPA presided over. Com. KKN Kutty, Secretary General NCCPA informed the participating members of the need to fill up the register with the derails which could be used by the CHQ for a faster and effective communication mechanism in future.   He also drew the attention of the comrades of the Booklet which had been brought out by the NCCPA explaining the ten point charter of demands, which was being sold at the venue for a price of Rs. 10/-.  About 650 copies of the booklet were sold out at the venue itself.  We are proposing to send a few copies to all affiliates and State Committees to ensure that the same is sold and the publication cost realized.  Com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary CITU and Member of Parliament were one of the prominent speakers.  The programme was concluded by his address to the members.  There had been a galaxy of speakers who were leaders of various Trade Union organizations and Pensioners associations.  Prominent among them were:
                       
             M.S.Raja (SG Audit and Working President Confederation of CGE &W);
S.C.Maheswari (General Secretary, Bharath Pensioners Samaj)
 D.Balasubramanian (GS All India Federation of Pensioners Associations)
Com. K.G.Jayaraj (GS All India BSNL and DOT Pensioners Association) 
K.Ragavendran (GS All India Postal and RMS Pensioners association.
Com.Swapan Chakraborti (Dy.GS BSNLEU)
Ashok Ghosh (Dy.Secretary West Bengal COC of CGPA)
Com.  Somaiah (GS All India Ground Water Board  Pensioners Association)
Com. A. K. Kanojia (President, Income tax Employees Federation)
Com. Lajpat Rai (Patron,  Income tax Pensioners Federation)
Com. M.N.Reddy (General Secretary,  All Pensioners and Retired Persons Association)
Com. Rajinder Prasad Verma ( All India Vice President AIPRPA)
Com. Deep Chand. (State General Secretary, AIPRPA, Delhi) 

A delegation met the Chief Post Master General to hand over a memorandum addressed to the Honourable Prime Minister.  The CPMG has assured the delegation that the same will be officially forwarded to the Prime Minister’s office. A few photographs of the programme have already been placed on the website. 
            With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
K.K.N. Kutty

Secretary General.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Successful Mobilization of Pensioners under the banner of NCCPA



NCCPA holds Massive Dharna!
At 'Meghdoot Bhawan' New Delhi today a massive Dharna at the call of NCCPA is in progress now. Comrade Shiv Gopal Mishra President NCCPA is presiding. Comrade VAN.Namboodiri Patron NCCPA is delivering inaugural address. Hundreds of pensioners representing various affiliates are attending. The dais is seen with leaders comrades KKN.Kutty (SG NCCPA); M.S.Raja (SG Audit); S.C.Maheswari (GS BPS); D.Balasubramanian (GS AIFPA); K.G.Jayaraj (GS AIBDPA); K.Ragavendran (GS AIPRPA); and leaders of different affiliates. The Dharna highlighted issues like Option number1; Pre-2006 Pensioners issue; full Medical facilities to pensioners; FMA enhancement etc. The dharna was also addressed by leaders like Comrades Swapan Chakraborti (Dy.GS BSNLEU); Ashok Ghosh Dy.Secretary West Bengal COC of CGPA); Somaiah (GS Ground Water Pensioners); M.N.Reddy (GS Telangana All Pensioners and Retired Persons Association); Kanojia (Income Tax Pensioners Federation); and Rajinder Prasad Verma (AIPRPA).  At the end of the dharna a memorandum was handed over to Chief PMG for onward transmission to the Government. The Memorandum covered all the ten issues that got focus in the programme.

Comrade Shiv Gopal Mishra addressing NCCPA Dharna!

President of NCCPA and Staff Side Secretary National Council JCM comrade Shiv Gopal Mishra is delivering his address now at the massive Dharna of NCCPA at New Delhi. He emphasized that without a struggle the demands of neither the employees nor the pensioners will be accepted by the Government. He explained the details of discussions with the Government authorities and the trend of negative attitude in the discussions.

Tapen Sen M.P and GS CITU addressing Dharna of NCCPA
Govt denies pension to those employees who toiled all through his life for the service of people and nation. If the service organisations are vibrant and fighting, then only pensioners issues can be advanced. This important aspect you comrades not to forget. Parliament is coming up. Government is selling the nation. They talk nationalism but do anti-national policies. All central TUs are unitedly organising Dharna in November for three continuous days. That Dharna is against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of govt. The corporates able to fool people and that is why they maintain their grip on people. But if you continue to fight against those policies that harm people, that grip will weaken. It is no more a govt supporting the corporates; it is a govt of corporates! Today all unions are in one platform to oppose privatisation. This is the change that you can't see ten years back. I take this opportunity of Dharna of senior citizens to tell you in addition to fight for your demands, also come forward to unite with all sections in common struggle. You speak about judgments implemented only to litigants! But the govt got power and majority to enact in parliament to reject any judgment! Therefore concentrate on your mobilization and fighting capacity! PF.ESIC like social security organizations have lit of money; this will be pooled under a commission headed by PM to use it elsewhere! Independent experts probably proposed by RSS will be the members instead of employers and employees now in these organisations. This is the kind of situation you are today. Let all join together and protect social security and universal pension. You should join mainstream of working class movement. If we unite and identify our enemy, then no force can defeat us!

























Thursday, October 19, 2017

NCCPA Circular on 25th Dharna in New Delhi

NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS..

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)
SECy. GENERAL:          COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030)

Dated 18th October, 2017
Dear Comrades,

            Due to the judicial intervention and the unhelping attitude of the Delhi Police,  we are constrained to shift the venue of our Dharna Programme  slated for 25th October, 2017 from Jantar Mantar, New Delhi  to Meghdhoot Bhawan, Puza Road, New Delhi.  Meghdhoot Bhawan is located at Puza Road (Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Road) and on the metro line between Rajiv Chowk (Cannaught Place) and Dwaraka.  The nearest Metro Station is Jhandewalan and is less than 2 kms from Rajiv chowk.   Those who come from Rajiv Chowk may please get down at Jhandewalan and walk back a few steps to reach Meghdhoot Bhawan and similarly those come from Dwaraka side, may also get down at Jhandewalan  and walk a few steps ahead towards Rajiv Chowk.  The Dharna will commence at 11.00 AM and we shall conclude the same latest by 3.30 PM.  Meghdhoot Bhawan is just opposite to Pillar No. 56 of Rajiv Chowk-Dwaraka metro line.  Those who do require accommodation for 25th night, may kindly contact Com. Deep Chand, Com. Shankar Pal Singh, Com. Rajinder Prasad, whose numbers are given in our last circular letter.   Please make the programme a grand success. 

            With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

KKN Kutty.

Secretary Generl.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

International Day of Fight for Pensioners - TUI Call!

Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retired) Call for International Day of Fight for Pensioners

All our Affiliated All India Organisations and CGPA State Organizations are reminded to observe the call of the TUI (P&R) as resolved by our National Executive held at Nagpur. The TUI (P&R) a wing of WFTU for Pensioners and Retired, has called to observe the day as "International Day of Fight for Pensioners". The day may be observed by joint demonstrations etc to mark the unity of Pensioners at international level - KKN Kutty SG NCCPA







Thursday, September 28, 2017

DR to Pensioners!


Dearness Relief 1% ordered! 

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.

KKN Kutty SG 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

NCCPA Circular!

NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OF PENSIONERS.
Website: nccpahq.blogspot.in.
13.c Feroze Shah Road,
 New Delhi. 110 001
20.9.2017
President:                           Com. Shiv Gopal Misra.
Secretary General:          Com. KKN. Kutty.

Dear Comrades,

                The 2nd Conference of the All India Postal and RMS Pensioners association, an affiliate of the NCCPA was held at Vijayawada on 17th and 18th September, 2017.  The Conference was inaugurated by Com. A.K.Padmanabhan, Vice President, CITU and was addressed among others, the leaders of the various Service Associations and Federations.  Those who addressed the conference included, Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, Com. KKN Kutty, Secretary General, NCCPA,  Com  D. Gopalakrikshnan, Organising Secretary of TUI(P&R) of WFTU Asia Pacific region, Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE., Com. K.V. Jayaraj, Secretary General, AIBDPA, Com.C.C.Pillai, Com. K.V. Sridharan, Com. T.Narasimhan, Com. A.G.Pasupathy.,  veteran leaders of the P & T movement and many others.  We have published a brief report of the Conference in our latest NCCPA bulletin, which would be in your hands in a few days time.  A new team of Office Bearers led by Comrades D.K.Rahate (President); K.Ragavendran (General Secretary); and Shankarpal Singh (Treasurer) was unanimousy elected in the conference.  The Conference had the presence and participation of about 600 delegates representing various States in the country. 

                Mass dharna on 25th October, 2017 at Delhi.
               
                Arrangements for the successful conduct of the mass dharna programme slated to be held at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi as per the decision of the National Executive of the NCCPA is on the anvil.  In our last circular letter, we have conveyed to you the quota fixed for each affiliate and State Unit.  We request and appeal to all concerned to adhere to the quota, rather make efforts that the same exceeds so that the first independent organisational programme we have decided upon could be made into a grand success. We have set up a small committee to oversee the programme and make necessary arrangements and logistics from among the leaders of the AIPRPA at Delhi.  We give here under the names and telephone Numbers of the members of the Committee. As indicated in our last circular letter, the State Units and the affiliates should take the responsibility for the comfortable stay of the comrades who come to Delhi to participate.  Since every one of them being above the age of 60, they must not face any problems at Delhi.  Therefore, kindly enlist the names of the participants and book their accommodation through on line booking of hotels or other Guest rooms.   The members of the Committee will render help in the matter of booking the accommodation. You may indicate the extent of expenditure you would be able to spend in this regard to the committee and request them to book the accommodation accordingly.  Money may be sent to them in advance so that they would not face any problem in booking the accommodation. 

                Delhi in October will be cold in the night and warm during day time.  It is advisable that those who are not accustomed to the cold climate keep a shawl or a half sweater for comfort. The dharna will commence at 11.00 A.M and is expected to be wound up at 3.30 PM at the latest.  It must be our endeavour to keep the time schedule and be punctual.   It will be desirable if the General Secretaries of the affiliates and the state COCs are present at least two days prior to 25th October, 2017 at Delhi for mutual consultation as also to help the comrades who come from various parts of the country.

                Com.Rajinder Prasad.                       9873162960
                Com. Deepchand.                              8377926636
                Com. Iswar Singh Dabas                   9711988027
                Com. Shankar Pal Singh                    7838170852
                Com. Jagdish Prasad                          9910628097

Pension revision.

We have been receiving complaints from number of pensioners over the delay in the pension revision necessitated by the GOI order in No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May, 2017.   The delay is attributed due to the fact that the said order has not made any specific authority to finalise the pension revision despite the issuance of the concord tables. We held discussions with some of the officials as to the details needed by the Accounts officers in finalisation of the revision   On the basis of the advice tendered by them we have prepared an application format which may kindly be filled in and submitted to the concerned accounts officers from whose jurisdiction, the pensioner had retired.  Therefore, even though the earlier order was categorical that no individual application from pensioner was necessary, we suggest that wherever necessary, pensioners may be guided to submit such an application. We have also decided to request the Pension department to ensure that the final authority in the matter is decided to be the concerned Zonal accounts officers.
 With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
KKN . KUTTY.
Secretary General.

Application format:

1.       Name
2.       PPO No./PI No.
3.       Date of birth
4.       Date of retirement
5.       Pay scale/PB + Grade Pay as the case may be
6.       Last Pay drawn
7.       Level (of 7th CPC) in which the notional pay will have to be fixed.
8.       Aadhar No.
9.       PAN No.
10.   Phone No
11.   E mail ID.
12.   Postal Address:
13.   Bank Details: Name of the Bank / Name of the Branch / SB Account No. In which pension is received. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NCCPA Circular

NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS..

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)
SECy. GENERAL:          COM.K.K.N.KUTTY. (98110 483030)

Dated 28th August, 2017
Dear Comrades,

We write this in continuation of our circular letter dated 26th August, 2017.  We have been in consultation with the members of the Sectt in finalising the quota for the 25th October, programme.  We have taken note of the relative strength of the organisations in  respect of their membership as also their capacity to mobilise them to take part in the programme.  We have tried to keep a balance of the ground reality in finalising the quota.  But still there may be aberrations.  We would request you to kindly bear with us and co-operate so that the programme slated for 25th October, 2017 must ultimately be a resounding success.  Please therefore, ensure that the quota is exceeded so that our precept and practice would be in complete sync. (please see annexure for the quota)  To compel the present Government to retrace their steps(howsoever erratic and wrong it was), we are aware is quite difficult, as their political mobilisation is not based on the common perception of welfare of the downtrodden. We must realise that the lessons from the history is that the ultimate victory is of vox populi.  We are beginning our struggle on Wednesday, 25th October, 2017.confident of its final outcome howsoever prolonged it may be. 

We have prepared the charter of demands on the basis of the deliberations we had at the National Executive Committee meeting.  It has covered almost all the points that figures in the discussion.  Together it covers the aspiration, hope and anxiety of all pensioners.  We are confident that the movement will gather momentum over the years and those who still hope against hope that benevolence will usher in will realise the folly to give the requisite acceleration, for we believe in all earnestness that wider the platform, earlier the event of victory. 

Appealing to all of you once again for your utmost efforts and strenuous endeavour to make the programme on 25th the most memorable and successful, and thanking you with greetings,

Yours fraternally,
Sd/-
K.KN. Kutty
Secretary General.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS.
1.       Implement Option No. 1. Recommended by the 7th CPC .
2.       Revise the pension of all BSNL Pensioners on IDA pay scale with 15% fixation benefit.
3.       Revise the pension of all pensioners of the Central Autonomous bodies.
4.       (a) Notional fixation of pay under Option No. 3. Must be based on the pay scales/Pay levels of the cadre or grade from which an employee retired.
(b) Implement the judgements of the Courts in the case of all pre-2006 pensioners, whose notional pay for the purpose of pension must be on the basis of the pay level/Grade Pay or pay scale of the grade/cadre from which he/she has retired.
5.       (a) Extend the benefit of the CCS(MA) Rules to all pensioners who are not covered by the CGHS (b) Do not discriminate the pensioners of the Union Territory; bring all pensioners  under the coverage of CGHS.
6.       Increase the FMA  to Rs. 2000/- as has been granted to the PF pensioners w.e.f 1.1.2016
7.       Raise the minimum pension to Rs. 12,000/- (2/3rd of the minimum wage) and make pension net of income tax.
8.       Restore the commutation loss of pension after 10 years
9.       Provide increased rates of pension on attainment of the age of 70 years
10.   Restore the Defined benefit  pension scheme as was in vogue prior to 1.1.2004 in respect of all Central Government employees by scrapping the Defined contributory pension scheme
Annexure:

All India Postal and RMS Pensioners Associations:                             400
All India BSNL DOT Pensioners Assn.       300
Income tax Pensioners Federation                                                          150
All India Audit and AccountsPensioners Association.                          50
All Central autonomous Pensioenrs Association                                 100
State Units:
Kerala-                                                                   10
AP-                                                                          25
Karnataka:                                                            20
W.Bengal:                                                             60
NE Region:                                                            05
Rajastan:                                                             40
MP –                                                                     10
UP –                                                                      10
Nagpur                                                                                 10
Mumbai                                                               20
Punjab –                                                              10
Bihar                                                                      05
Tamilnadu                                                           10
Gujarath                                                              10
North West Region:                                        10
Delhi.                                                                    15


The States for which separate quota is fixed will not include in their contingent, comrade pensioners of Postal, BSN,  Incometax, Audit and Account and Autonomous organisations.