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Pensioners celebrate"29th PENSIONERS' DAY On 17TH DECEMBER 2011

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Pensioners celebrate"29th PENSIONERS' DAY On 17TH DECEMBER 2011 Er.S.C. Maheshwari, Secy (Rly.).BPS It was on the 17th December 1982, that the Supreme Court of India in a landmark judgment in the case of D.S. Nakara and others vs. Union of India, held that : Pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer. It is not an ex gratia payment, but a payment for past services rendered. Pensioners in India, therefore, celebrate this day as ‘Pensioners Day’ to salute and remember, with gratefulness, the late D.S. Nakra who fought for years to bring dignity and grace to the community, through this judgment. On this day it is important to counter the contention: 1. That the pension of Government employee is a burden on the exchequer. 2. That the rapid growth observed in the pension payments is likely to pose a serious threat to fiscal sustainability & 3. That providing subsidy based pension program to a few people cannot be sustained in t…

Petition Before the PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES, LAW AND JUSTICE With reference to Bill No. 131 of 2011(The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011)

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Petition Before the PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES, LAW AND JUSTICE
With reference to Bill No. 131 of 2011(The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and
Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011) Sir,
       While Bharat Pensioners Samaj, the oldest & the largest body of Indian Pensioners and a stake holder in DOP &PW Grievance redress mechanism, congratulates, the Government of India for introducing in
Lok Sabha the ‘Citizens Charter Bill 2011’, it beg to convey the dismay of the retirees in the country for excluding their matters from the definition of “Complaints”
       Sir, serving public servants have definite negotiating instruments/ channels for redress of their issues.
However, Pensioners have no other channel except the grievance redress mechanism of DOP &PW, which too is almost defunct, as toothless DOP &PW in the absence of sufficient powers is functioning like a Post Office. The concerned Ministries/…

Pensioners excluded from The Right of Citizens Charter Bill

Pensioners exccluded: Read:  Definition of Complaint in  The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011: Complaint means a complaint filed by a citizen regarding any grievance relating to or arising out of ,any failure in the delivery of goods or rendering of service pursuant to the citizens charter, or in the functioning of a public authority,or any violation of any law, policy ,programme,order or scheme but does not include grievance relating to the service matter of a Public servant whether serving or retired.  Er. S.C. Maheshwari

Bharat Pensioner-December 2011 issue

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Pension Bill opposed across the board

The Sunday Guardian SUNDAY | DECEMBER 11, 2011 Pension Bill opposed across the board
 NAVTAN KUMAR  NEW DELHI | 11th Dec
The proposed Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill does not ensure guaranteed return to pensioners. The bill, tabled in Parliament, puts a question mark on the assured return option to pensioners. Pensioners are concerned over the fate of their hard-earned money as the new bill proposes to invest the pension funds in the market. This lacks the social security ingredient as it is subjected to market risks. The proposed module has been a failure in European countries, say pensioners, but the government appears to be hell-bent on implementing it in India. Suggestions from the Parliament standing committee on finance, headed by former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, have also been ignored. The bill seeks to set up a statutory PFRDA to promote old age income security and to develop and regulate…

Secretary General BPS visit Vishakhapatnam

SecretaRy General’s visit to visakhapatnam                         As part of Bharat Pensioners Samaj  programme to interact with Pensioners at grassroots. Shyam Sunder Secretary General, accompanied by M. Somashekhara Rao Vice President South, M. Chandramowli Secretary, Postal & S.C.Maheshwari Secretary (Railways) visited Vishakhapatnam on 21st Nov.2011. DAN Sarma Member E.C joined at Vizag.                       Same evening a meeting of Central Govt. and Railway Pensioners was jointly organised by Railway Pensioners' Federation, P&T Pensioners' Welfare Association and All Central Govt. Pensioners' Association of Visakhapatnam in Railway Pensioners' Federation Office, behind, DRM's Office, East Coast Railway,  Visakhapatnam.
 B. James David, President of the Federation presided.  T. Krishna Murthy, working president of the Federation while welcoming the gathering requested the B.P.S. leaders to appraise the gathering of the latest position on various pendi…

BPS in International News

News letter 04.12.2011

Greetings, Important Notice: Nothing without struggle “Rail Pensioners march to New Jalpaiguri” When to avert  ‘Mahabharat’ Lord Krishna wanted to make a compromise between Pandvas  and Kauravas with merely 5 villages under Pandava’s control and rest entire estate with Kauravas but Kaurvas replied “Can’t give a piece of land even equal to the top of needle without a war. Same situate before us today, Govt. of India is rejecting every just demand of Pensioners. N.F. Railway  Pensioners Association invites you to IIIrd National Convention of Railway Pensioners Associations under the aegis of BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ  at New Jalpaiguri (WB) On 29th March2012 Contact Bimalendu Chakraborty,Mob.08016135182,Tel: 0353 2592331,2562545 e.mail: bimalendu1947@gmail.com Postal address: Bimalendu Chakraborty,working chairman,Office of the N.F. Railway Pensioners Association; NJP Gate bazar, P.O. Bhaktinagar, (West Bengal)  Pin-734007 Note: Delegation fee Rs 150/- per person inclusive of one night stay, one D…