Friday, August 14, 2015



President: R.L.Bhattacharjee  
Offg. Secretary General: Pabitra Chakraborty

All CHQ Office Bearers / National Executive Members & 

Secretaries of all Affiliated Units.

Dear Comrades,

CHQ congratulates the affiliated units of NCCPA and the pensioners of all other organizations for participating in large number in the Hyderabad convention organized by NCCPA to make it a grand success. Our thanks are also due to the host Branch, Telangana State All Pensioners’ and Retired Persons Association for arranging the convention in a befitting manner. National leaders of the trade unions in different fronts viz. Central Trade Union, Railway and Defense Employees Federations and confederation of Central Govt. employees enlightened the delegates on the attacks of neo-liberal economic policies in every walk of life of the common people including pensioners and stressed upon the need to organize effective movement by the pensioners of all sectors unitedly along with working people to defend the interest of the pensioners. An approved declaration is circulated separately.

Solidarity Programme in support of 2nd September, 2015 strike by the Central Trade Unions and Central Govt. employees strike from 23-11-2015.

Declaration approved by the convention of All Pensioners Organisations unanimously decided to extend total solidarity to 2nd September’15 strike by organizing Dharna/Demonstration etc. Organizing Dharna or holding Demonstration on the strike day may not be uniformly possible for all the States because of suspension of vehicular traffic on account of general strike. So, it may be planned according to local situation and campaign programme may be undertaken on earlier days in support of the strike.

As regards proposed indefinite strike by the Central Govt. employees from 23-11-2015, pensioners may jointly with State Co-ord. Committees of Central Govt. Employees or separately hold demonstration or sit on Dharna. Branches may communicate the nature of programme undertaken by them.

All India Conference : Third Triennial Conference of the NCCPA is to be hosted by the Co-ordination Committee of Central Govt. Pensioners’ Associations, West Bengal. A strong Reception Committee has already been formed and the Committee has also started functioning. Venue of the conference and accommodation for delegates has already been booked. Conference will be on 6th & 7th of November, 2015 and preceded by an Executive Committee meeting on 5-11-15. Accommodation for delegates has been booked for three days i.e. 5th, 6th and 7th. Bulletin from the Reception Committee is under issue. Affiliates may book their Railway reservation accordingly.

In my circular dated 15-06-2015, all the affiliates were requested to intimate NCCPA, CHQ at Kolkata Office (68B, Malanga Lane, Kolkata-700012) the amount of quota already remitted by them for the years 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 with receipt No. and date, so that the same could be verified with this office record. Barring a few, others have not yet furnished this information. Since strength of the delegates in the ensuing conference is to be determined on the basis of the quota received for the above years, the affiliates are requested to furnish this record immediately for their own interest.

After long legal battle, Dept. of pension and Pensioners Welfare issued order on 30th July’15 granting fixation of pension in accordance with the original OM dated 01-09-2008 read with the fitment table annexed to the orders from 1-1-2006 instead of 24-9-2012. Full order will be published in The “NCCPA News Letter” August, 2015 issue.

78.2% IDA Merger : It is understood that Deptt. Of Expenditure has raised some objection on the Cabinet Note prepared by DOT. DOT is again re-submitting the file.

                                                                                      Yours Comradely,
                                                                                      Pabitra Chakraborty,
                                                                                      Offg. Secretary General.


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