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31.01.2024


13.12.2023

NATIONAL PENSIONERS DAY ON 17-12-2023.

It was on 17th December, 1982 that the Supreme Court delivered the historic judgment in D S Nakara case. The landmark judgment is considered as the Magna Carta of the pensioners. The Constitution bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Y V Chandrachud declared that,

(i) ” Pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer

(ii) Pension is not an ex gratia payment of past service rendered and

(iii) It is a social welfare measure rendering socioeconomic justice to those who in their heyday of their life ceaselessly toiled for the employer on an assurance that in their old age they would not be left in lurch. “

 

15/10/2023

 

The two days (12/10/2023 & 13/10/2023), 71st Annual General Body Meeting of AICGPA HQ Pune, is being held at Akola. The hall was full in its capacity including Office Bearers, CHQ members and delegates. . The meeting started with Shri. Sane Guruji’s prayer. Shri. G. N. Kulkarni Vice President , presided over the meeting in absence of Shri. W. S. Bhome. Shri. H. F. Choudhari, General Secretary, welcomed everyone. In delegate session all Branch secretaries took the part in deliberation  and discussed the issue pertaining to the Postal Pensioners, defense and BSNL pensioners .

The open session was addressed by Shri. K.S.Kulkarni, AGS, Shri. Manohar Patki AGS, Shri. R. J. Nimbalkar ,Org. Secretary, Shri. S. B. Sonalkar Org. Secretary and Shri. H.F. Choudhri General Secretary.

 

23.09.2023

AGM of Nandurbar Branch was held on 14/09/2023 with Grand Success Photos. 1 2  3

AGM of Vasai Branch was held on 13/09/2023 with Grand Success Photos. 1   2   3

21.09.2023

AGM of Mulund Branch was held on 15/09/2023 with Grand Success Photos. 1   2

BSNL-MTNL PENSIONERS PENSION REVISION – PR. Bench CAT JUDGMENT – 20.09.2023

OAs are allowed, let us wait for the copy of the judgment. A favourable judgment will benefit all pensioners. we have to wait for final and clear judgment for directions to DOPPW, DoT & BSNL. 

They  say that the Court has allowed delinking of the pay revision and pension revision. As far as delinking of pay Revision and Pension Revision is concerned, it has already been decided by the DOT as communicated to all the 17 pensioners’ associations, including those filed the case, which participated in the meeting with the DOT on 17-10-2022 . This is nothing new. It is an already decided matter.

 

 

19/09/2023

13/09/2023

Pension Adalat and DLC Camp at CCA Office Aurangabad.  Photo 1   2   3

 

10/09/2023

AGM of AICGPA, Gq. Pune, Thane was held on 10th September 2023 at 4.pm.  Photo   1   2

28/08/2023

DLC Camp and Pensioners Sawand was conducted by CCA Maharashra & Goa at Conference Hall, O/O PGM, Sanchar Bhawan, Satara Road, Pune on 28th August-2023 at 11 am to 2.30pm. Under the chairmanship of Mrs Vibha Mishra CCA.   Photo 1

Shri H. F. Chaudhari General Secretary, Shri K. S. Kulkarni AGS, Shri D. L. Ssdavarte Secretary Pune Branch and Shri Vinayak Date represented in the meeting.
We discussed
1. Burning issue of Release of Retirement benefits to BSNL retirees ST Category, whose Retirement benefits!are withheld.
2. Issues faced by migrated Pensioners.
3. Discrepancies in respect of Restoration of commuted value, Calculation of DA, arrears.
4. Processing of Family pension cases.

H. F. Chaudhari GS was honoured on his nomination on the Committee of DOP&PW with the hands of Mrs Vibha Mishra CCA. Photo 1

21/03/2023

Interaction Program with ALL India Central Govt. Pensioners Association Hq, Pune and Defence Accounts Pensioners Association:  Pune was held at O/O PCDA, Pune on 21st July-2023 under the presidentship of Hon'ble Secretary Shri V. Srinivas IAS, Min. Of Public Grievances & Pension. Shri Sanjeev Narain Mathur Addl. Secretary DOP&PW and Smt Ramanjit Kaur Sr. Consultant were present. H. F. Chaudhari General Secretary shared the main Activities of our Association and highlighted the issues faced by the Central Government Pensioners. Shri S. K. Deshpande spoke about the contributions of Late Shri Y. V. Chandrachud, Shri T. T. Krisnanachari, Shri Prahlad Gajendragadkar for the dignity of the pensioners.

 

Joint Forum of BSNL-MTLN Pensioners Associations Joint Forum of BSNL-MTLN Pensioners Associations Joint Forum of BSNL-MTLN Pensioners Associations Joint Forum of BSNL-MTLN Pensioners Associations

 




 

 

18/08/2022

Respected Presidents/Secretaries/Members.

70 th Annual General Body Meeting of AICGPA Hq.Pune will be held  at Pune on 12th October-2022 at 10.30 am.

The Notice will be issued in due course.

This may be taken as prior intimation to book the tickets.

Thanking  you,

H. F. Chaudhari
General Secretary

17/08/2022

 

PENSIONER'S OUTREACH & PENSION Adalat was held at O/O DY. CCA, Maharashtra, Regional Office Nagpur on 16th August, 2022 at 11 am.


Shri H. F. Chaudhari,  General Secretary, Shri G. G. Nerkar, Org. Secretary  Vidarbha attended the same.
In Inaugural speech Mrs  Vibha Mishra, CCA, Maharashtra  informed that through the programme of Distribution of Identity Cards to Telecom pensioners and Pension Adalat we are reaching to the BSNL/DOT pensioners spread O er in Maharashtra & Goa.
Distribution of Identity Cards is symbolic and Printed Identity Cards of  the Pensioners, who applied for I-Card will be sent to their postal Address.
About Pension Adalat they received 19 Applications. Most the grievances are related with BSNL. The grievance will be sorted out  with the coordination with GM BSNL Nagpur.
Shri H. F. Chaudhari in his address mentioned
1. Pension Adalat is very positive approach to settle the Pensioner's long pending grievances. 2. Appreciated the settlement of grievances by CCA, Maharashtra even during Lock down period by arranging Pension Adalat through VCs.
3. Repeated our demand of sending SMS  indicating the New PPO No. to the pensioners at the time of Migration from Banks to SAMPANN.
4. Informed Some SSA's are raising queries and delaying  the processing of  the applications for Fixed Medical Allowance in respect of pensioners residing in Non-CGHS area.
5  Requested to arrange Camp for Identity Cards and Pension Adalat at Pune , Aurangabad and big cities.

At the end CCA, Madum summed up the issues raised and informed that...
The pdf file displaying Old PPO No and New PPO No (in respect of Pensioners migrated from Bank of Baroda to SAMPANN) is being uploaded on their Website.
Secondly, CCA office discuss the delay is processing of Applications of FMA and take concrete decision.
She also assured to arrange Distribution of Cards and Pension Adalat at Pune, Aurangabad area.

The Function is concluded with Success.

04/08/2022

We had meeting with Dr.(Mrs.) D. M.Desai Additional Director CGHS on 4th August 2022 at 14.30 hrs.  We discussed the need of additional CGHS Wellness Centres at Thane, Kalyan and Panvel.
She informed
1. The opening of CGHS Wellness Centre  at Thakurli near Railway station is under process.
2. Regarding Thane, getting accommodation was issue, instead there is a demand from Vikroli.
3. She said they are keen to open Wellness Centre at Panvel. Their should be a proposal from Trade Union/Association and proposed accommodation also. Shri Patki AGS to expedite the proposal.

04/08/2022

We welcomed Shri Abhijeet Bansode DPS, Maharashtra Circle Mumbai

We had meeting with Shri Abhijeet Bansode, DPS looking after the charge of  CPMG on 4th August, 2022 at 12.30 for an hour.
Shri M. M. Tikekar, VP,  H. F. Chaudhari, General Secretary, K. S. Kulkarni AGS and Manohar Patki AGS represented the Association.
We discussed all the points as per our Agenda and the grievances addressed by the Branch Secretaries.

The brief of the proceedings will be posted in due course and printed in the next Bulletin.

04/08/2022

We met Shri Vijay Kumar General Manager Finance O/o CPMG  on 4th August 2022 at 11.45 hrs.  DIscussed in brief mainly  holding of Pension Adalat in Circle/Regional/Divisional Level.
We requested to follow the guidelines issued by DOP&PW, New Delhi
He informed the holding of Pension Adalat at Mumbai on 19th September, 2022. Notification is received through our Email_id .

 

02/08/2022

Distribution of Identity Card Function was arranged by CCA, Maharashtra & Goa on 2nd August-22 at 11am.        The function was attended by our AGS shri K. S. Kulkarni. As Inaugural function CCA, Maharashtra distributed cards to few DOT/BSNL pensioners.

02/08/2022

शाहूपरी सातारा शाखा सेक्रेटरी श्री एन. पी. पाटील व सहकाऱ्यांनी अत्यंत कमी वेळेत म्हणजे एका महिन्यात बुलेटिन साठी  नवीन 142 सभासद करून घेतले. त्यांच्या या उपक्रमा बद्दल मुख्यालयातरफे हार्दिक अभिनंदन.

 

28/07/2022

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

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RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1392 TO BE ANSWERED ON THURSDAY,

THE 28THJULY, 2022

Exclusion of Central Government Employees from NPS 1392. Shri Javed Ali Khan: Will the Minister of Law and Justice be pleased to state:

(a) whether Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare had sought comments of Department of Legal Affairs (DLA) again vide Note dated 24/03/2022, regarding issuing general orders for exclusion of central government employees from the purview of NPS and to cover them under OPS whose advertisements for recruitments were issued on or before 31/12/2003 in view of various judgments of Apex Court;

(b) if so, whether DLA has furnished its final comments in response to above in the month of May, 2022;

(c) if so, full details of comments furnished along with the date thereof; and (d) if not, reasons for delay?

ANSWER MINISTER OF LAW AND JUSTICE (SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)

(a) &(d): Yes Sir, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) made a reference dated 24/03/2022 to the Department of Legal Affairs (DLA) seeking advice regarding the inclusion of https://www.staffnews.in central government employees under Old Pension Scheme on the basis of the date of advertisement being on or before 31/12/2003 of the posts against which they were appointed and whether it would be legally feasible for the DoP&PW to issue executive instructions in this regard. The issue was examined in the Department of Legal Affairs in the light of the comments given by the Department of Financial Services in the matter andvide note dated 06/05/2022, it was opined that the proposal of the administrative Departmentis a matter of policy of the administrative Department/Ministry. Further, the notification dated 22/12/2003 is silent about the date which would determine the applicability of NPS - the date of joining or the date of Notification/Advertisement.

Also, on the basis of judgments in various court cases, DoP&PW has allowed one-time option to opt for OPS/NPS for employees whose selection for appointment were finalized before 01/01/2004 but joined Government service on or after 01/01/2004 due to administrative lapse in their recruitment process. Therefore, an administrative decision to issue executive instructions providing for coverage of Government servants under OPS who were appointed to Central Government service on or after 01/01/2004 on the basis of advertisement/notification of vacancies issued prior to 01/01/2004 is in order.

 

22/07/2022