Showing posts from October, 2012

Early morning tea and coffee in winter can be harmful

WHILE DELIVERING a lecture in a free heart checkup camp organized at Hindi Academy by Heart Care Foundation of India in association with Central Bank of India, Dr. Aggarwal said that most heart attacks occur in the morning hours of the winter. All heart patients should also take their heart medicines in the night during winter so that the early morning period is covered and any fluctuations in pulse and blood pressure are denied by adequate blood levels.Pulse rate, platelet aggregation, blood viscosity and blood pressure are all on on higher side in winter in early morning hours. Any further rise can  be dangerous to the heart. Tea/coffee, cigarette and alcohol all can increase pulse rate and blood pressure.   It is rare to get first attack of acidity or asthma after the age of 40. If anybody in this season gets up with attack of asthma or acidity unless proved otherwise, it should be presumed to be a heart attack and one should be shifted to the hospital at the earliest. Che

AISCCON 12th annual Conference at Trivendrum-Programme

AISCCON 12th annual conference programme

Rs.2300 crore approved to meet the demands of Ex-servicemen pensioners

Press Information Bureau Government of India Cabinet 24-September-2012 21:34 IST Rs.2300 crore approved to meet the demands of Ex-servicemen pensioners The Union Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary for benefits to ex-servicemen on four issues. The financial implications of the improvements made as per the Cabinet decision on the four items are broadly estimated at Rs.2300 crore per annum. The details are as follows: I. One Rank One Pension: On One Rank One Pension, the demand of the Defence Forces and Ex-Servicemen Associations is that uniform pension be paid to the Defence Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. The difference in the pension of present and past pensioners in the same rank occurs on account of the number of increments earn

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.7.2012.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f.1.7.2012.

‘ India’s pension system is second least sustainable’

   Pl. Coment : ‘ India’s pension   system is second   least sustainable’ How is old age income security in India different from the systems in developed countries? Research at Allianz has found that India’s pension system is globally the second least sustainable, with only Greece being worse off. India’s pension system is biased towards the organised sector and old age income is confined to voluntary savings in the unorganised sector. Income at retirement is far from adequate and public sector pension provisions are far behind the OECD ( Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development) benchmark. Average income earners are unable to replace pre- retirement earnings compared with most OECD countries. Usually, the less generous the public pension system, the better developed is the privately- funded one. So in Switzerland or the Netherlands, where the replacement rate from public pension schemes is below 40 per cent, we find pension assets of €55,000- 70,000

Cabinet Decision-18.10.2012

18.10.2012 PIB Release   Cabinet Decision Increase in rate of pension from Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/- per month under the ongoing Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme as well as increase in grant from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs.20,000/- under the National Family Benefit Scheme The Union Cabinet today revised the norms and enhanced rates of pension for widows and persons with disabilities. This is in fulfilment of the announcement made by the Finance Minister while presenting the Union Budget 2012-13 in the Parliament on 16th March 2012. In view of the above decision, 76 lakh Below Poverty Line (BPL) widows and 11 lakh below poverty line persons with severe or multiple disability would get enhanced amount of central assistance @ Rs. 300 p.m. This would be in addition to the contribution by the States. Further, 3.56 lakh BPL families will receive one ti

News Flash

FLASH : Secy.Genl., BPS, Secy Genl, AIFPA, Chennai with active support of NFRP, Palghat Call upon Rly Pensioners’ Associations & C G Pensioners’ Associations with membership of Rly Pensioners to attend in large numbers. 4th National Convention of Rly Pensioners Associations on 9th Feb, 2013 at Nagpur Delegation fee Rs 200/- per person. For accommodation at Nagpur and other information Contact : J.N. Rao, Vice President (West), Phone : 0712 265 2335 Mob: 09421703511 email : Associations / Federations may send draft Resolutions for consideration & inclusion by 31.12.2012. to: Bimalendu Chkraborty, Secretary, Railway Pensioners (B.P.S.), Office of the N.F.Railway Pensioner's Association, NJP - Gate bazar, P.O. - Bhaktinagar, Dist.- Jalpaiguri ( W.B.), PIN - 734007 Email - Ph.- 08016135182 Visit:
SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY PENSION ADALAT - 2012      27th Pension Adalat - 2012 will  be held on South Central Railway on Monday, December 17th 2012  at the Venues indicated below :     Retired employees, Pensioners, Wards/ and dependents of deceased employees may apply to the authorities concerned indicated for grievances regarding their non-payment of settlement dues in the proforma appended with full details.  Please note that the  application is to be made only to the Division/Unit in which the employee last worked.  It may be noted that the Pension Adalat is  for the purpose of redressing the grievances of pensioners regarding non-payment of settlement dues and pension etc. Hence  grievances not connected to settlement dues and cases involving purely legal points e.g succession certificate etc., cannot be taken up  in the Pension Adalat.  Grievance  once redressed through earlier Pension Adalats suitably need not be represented again. Venues and authorities to be addresse

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Massive Dharna by Bharat Pensioners Samaj at Janter Manter New Delhi on 11.10.2012-Read Memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister

Massive Dharna  by Bharat Pensioners Samaj at Janter Manter New Delhi on 11.10.2012-Read Memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister

E.mail IDs of Important office bearers of Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Dear all, Following are the e.mail addresses of Important office bearers of Bharat Pensioners Samaj Official e.mail address of Bharat Pensioners Samaj : President :  Shyam Sunder e.mail : bps.shyamsynder@     Secy Genl : S C Maheshwari email: Secy (Postal & Ors) : M Chandra Mowli: e.mail:   Secy (Defence) : Onkar Singh Riar:      Secy (Rly Pensnrs)  Bimalendu Chakraborty :   , Secy (BSNL/PSUs);Shreepad V Deshpand:  svd.pensioners@yahoo. com   ,  Asstt Secy Genl : K L Malhotra:   Harchandan Singh V.P.(North):   ,  Somasekher Rao-manchalla  V.P (South) :   , J. Narayana. Rao Rao V.P.(West) : R.N. Dutta, V.P (East)                 : D.Jayaraman, Editor '


PENSIONERS GET BONUS TEN DAYS BEFORE DURGA PUJA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS Pensioners get bonus 10 days before Durga Puja KOLKATA: For the first time in 15 years, 4 lakh state government pensioners received Puja ex gratia ten days ahead of the Durga Puja. They had been receiving the bonus either right before the Puja or after it, for over a decade now. The ex gratia amount has also been increased to Rs 900 from Rs 800 last year. A finance department official said quick disbursement of ex gratia was possible because of the electronic clearing system and decentralization of drawing and distribution officers (DDOs) at multiple locations. "We have also increased the amount to Rs 900 from Rs 800 last year. Till 2010, it was Rs 400. This is not a big amount but a token gesture. We had to spend just Rs 4 crore extra for this," the official said. The move has made retired employees happy. Aloke Haldar, a former PWD employee who retired in 2009, said, "For the pa

Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass * talk at Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass * talk at Bharat Pensioners Samaj       ( Federation of All India Pensioners' Association affiliated to IFA)    57 th Annual Conference, 12th October, 2012, T N Bajpayee Memorial Hall, 12, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi, India. * Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass is a sociologist, gerontologist, health and development social scientist. She is into academics, research, activism, consultancy and writing. She works at both national and international levels. She holds the Asia Chair of International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), an international NGO in consultative status with United Nations and working in 68 countries across all the continents. She is also Founder and Managing Trustee of Development, Welfare & Research Foundation (DWRF), through which she advocates for older persons rights and works for and with senior citizens. She is on the Expert panel on ageing issues with different agencies of the United Nations and natio

From the desk of Secretary General

               ( Kin dly Help us to serve you better) Dear Affiliates &Members, I am thankful for the confidence you have deposed in me by unanimously electing me as the next Secy. Genl. Of this great organization. I am aware of weaknesses & know certain issues need urgent attention .I shall make all out effort to live unto your expectations. How ever,to enable Federation head office to concentrate   on policy and other issues of general importance,   it is felt necessary to share workload with other office bearers. Besides Zonal Vice Presidents who represent the President BPS in their respective Zones, BPS has four Secretaries i.e. Secretary Railway, Defence BSNL/PSU, Secretary Civil i.e. Postal & other C.G.Civil Pensioners .All the incumbents of these posts are very experienced & competent   persons. BPS constitution   authorize departmental secretaries to take-up individual grievances & to directly write to the concerned authorities. You