Monday, April 24, 2017

Air India offers 50% fare concession to Sr Citizens

NEW DELHI: Here is a fresh incentive for retirees to celebrate the end of their career with a vacation.

From now on, Indian citizens aged over 60 years will be able to avail of a 50% discount on Air India's basic fare for economy class tickets in domestic flights.
The Maharaja has lowered the eligibility age for the travel concession scheme — available so far to those aged 63 years and above — to 60 years to ensure more people benefit from it.
To avail of the scheme, people need to produce valid ID proof, like voter ID, passport, driving licence, or a senior citizen card issued by the national carrier.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pensioners' grievances- Meeting Of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM)

F.No. 3/3/2016-JCA (Pt)
Government Of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi Dated: 11th April, 2017

Subject: Meeting Of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) – reg

The undersigned is directed to say that the meeting of Standing Committee has been scheduled to be held on 3/5/2017 (Wednesday) under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) to discuss the agenda item received from Secretary, Staff Side (NC-JCM), at 3.00p.m, in Room No. 119, South Block, New Delhi.

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Thursday, April 13, 2017


                               శ్రద్ధాంజలి  Condolences

శ్రీ కల్లూరి మల్లికార్జునరావు గారు ఇక లేరు అనితెలుపుటకు చాలా విచారించుచున్నారముఈరోజు ఉదయం కామినేని ఆసుపత్రిలో  పరమపదించినారు( 13-04-2017 గురువారం )
Shri Kalluri Mallikarjunarao Retd AsstDirector (Postal Services) Expired Today (13-04-2017 Thursday) in Kamineni Hospital all of a Sudden.

He was 83 Year Old ( DOB on 15-12-1933 and Retired on 31-12-1991.). He was Founder Secretary of Postal Officers Pensioners Association, Hyderabad and also worked in Bharat Pensioners Samaj New Delhi for a Term.  He strived hard for the Redressal of Pensioners Grievances in Many Cases. Noble Personality & actively associated with Pensioner Friends. 

అజాత శత్రువు అయిన మల్లికార్జునరావు గారు పరమపదించుట చాల దురదృష్టం. ఈ మధ్య ఆధ్యాత్మికంలో నిమగ్నమైవుండుట వలన  శ్రీహరిలో విలీనమవ్వాలని వారి ప్రఘాడ ఆకాంక్ష. వారి ఆత్మకు మిక్కిలి ప్రాశాంతిని అనుగ్రహించాలని భగవానునికి వేడుకోలు. ఓం శాంతి, శాంతి, శాంతి.

His LOSS to Pensioners and also to his own Family Members can not be filled in. His Son is Shri Kalluri S. Prasad (ph:9849244389, 8500117221 040-24069142). We Pray Bhagawan to Bestow required SOLACE to his bereaved family members to recover from the tragedy. 

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. Aum ShanthiShanthiShanthi:
( MChandramowli, Secretary POPA,
For & On behalf of all the Members of Postal Officers Pensioners Association, Hyderabad 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Annual Report did 25.3.2017

22nd  Annual Generalbody Meeting  ( A G M ) of POPA - Secretary Report
( Grant of 2Addl. D.A/D.R. would Ensure 4%  on Revised Pay wef 1.1.2016 )
Season’s Greetings to ALL
Hon’ble President,  Office Bearers & Managing Committee Members & All Others
అందరికీ సాయిరాం |Sairam 2u All |
Welcome to Subjects Committee of 22nd AGM of POPA. Last year AGM was held on 26.3.2016 . Remembering the Services rendered by Late Senior Super Pensioners (90+) who are no more amongst us this year viz., Shri T.S.Sastry (95 Yrs), Shri D.R.K.Sarma (92 YrsShri M. Somasekhararao ( Aged 84 Yrs Vice President BPS), POPA Treasurer ShriK.Soma Nageswararao and others who were for the Welfare of Pensioners,  it is requested to observe 2 minutes mourning by standing in their memory and those are detailed in March 2017 Telugu Pensioner in pages 18-19.  
శ్రద్ధాంజలులు          -        OBITUARIES
Postal Officers Pensioners Association deeply condole the demise of following Pensioners Well  wishers with extremely GREAT SORROWNESS.

1. Shri Manchalla Somasekhararao, (Aged 84 Yrs) Vice President Bharat Pensioners Samaj and General Secretary, CGPF., BoudhnagarSecunderabad  on 26-02-2017. Born 01-07-1933 in Ponnuru village of Guntur Dist. Entered as Clerk Rlys on 04-01-1958 Central Rlys.VJA.  Retd as Sr.Statistical Inspector in VJA on 30-06-1991.   He was a powerful Instrumental Leader in the achievement of Bonus issue in 1974 as also the General Strike that was took place in 1960.  He was having a very good rapport with leaders of movement in tackling various issues while in servicew and after retirement as Pensioners Welfare.  He had a long stint as General Secretary of CGPF since 1993 and also as a Vice President (South) of Bharat Pensioners Samajsince 2011.  Held Pensioners Convention at National Level along with the AGM of BPS for the FIRST time out side New Delhi in which POPA also took an active part in association.  Shri Maheswari Secy. Genl. Attended for the Condolence Meeting held on 12-03-2017 in which Shri R.S.Natarajamurty Retd Member Postal Services Board and others have paid their solemn tributes.     
2. Shri Tadepalli Sitarama Sastry Retd APMG CO Hyd. (Aged 95 Yrs.) DOB 29-07-1921 DOR 31-07-1979. Expired on 24-02-2017. 
3. Shri D.R.K. Sarma, Retd SPOs settled in Hyd (Aged 92 Yrs) expired on 10.09.2016.  He was born 20-06-1924 and retired on 30-06-1982. 
4. Shri K. Peddanna Retd SRM Guntakal (Aged 67 Yrs.) DOB 22.08.1948 DOR 31.08.2008. He expired on 29-11-2015 at Nanjangud Road Point with massive heart attack. 
5. Shri K. Shankaraiah Retd SSP Karimnagar (Aged 74 Yrs) DOB 18-12-1942 DOR 31-12-2002 He expired in NIMS on 4/5.07.2016. 
6. Shri Gottimukkala K. M. Arya Retd SPOS settled in South End park Hyd (Aged 83 Yrs) DOB 02.10.1933 DOR 30.09.1992 expired on 04/05-02-2017 in sleep. He will remain in everybody heart as he DONATED his Body 2years‘ back for Medical Sciences.  The Professor & Head of Department of Mallareddy Medical College for Women have acknowledged the NOBLE GESTURE of late Shri G.K.M. Arya for this historical event inCollege Library. 
7. Shri Kemisetty Soma Nageswararao Retd SRM (Aged 68 Yrs.) DOB 04-03-1948 DOR 31-03-2008
8. Shri K. V. Ramana Retd Asst. Directorsettled in Hyd(Aged 71 Yrs.) DOB 01-07-1945 & DOR o 30.06.2005 expired on 24.5.2016. 
9. Shri Chanduri Subbaiah Sastri Retd SSP settled in Hyd (Aged 82 Yrs.) DOB 01.07.1934 DOR 30.06.1992 expired on 12.12.2016.  

L O N G  L I V E  -  P O P A 
1. Lm Shri Parchuri Sitaramayya, Retd Dy PPM KolkattaPPO. DOB 01.07.1918 (98 Yrs) Contact No.08644225121 (Mobile 9440133234 p/p SwaroopaChenchupetaTenali.  
2. Lm Shri V. S. N. Murty, Retd SP at Kakinada ( Aged 93 Yrs ) Contact No. 0884 2379434 DOB 29-10-1923 DOR 31-10-1981
3. Lm. Shri G. Sathyamurty Retd APMG at Hyd ( Aged 89 Yrs ) Contact No.040 27849938 & 7036215688  DOB 21.08.1927 DOR 31.08.1985
4. Lm. Shri M. A. Mohiuddin Retd APMG at Hyd ( Aged 89 Yrs ) Contact No. 040 24578266 & 24527701 (PP)  DOB 11.01.1928 DOR 31.01.1986 
5. Lm. Shri Sattiraju Ramarao Retd SP at Hyd  ( Aged 87Yrs ) Contact No. 040 24065472 & 9441277672     DOB 01.07.1929 DOR 30.06.1987 
6. Lm Shri R. K. Gopalan Retd SSP at Hyd ( Aged 87 Yrs) Contact No. DOB 09.08.1929 DOR 31.08.1987
7. Lm. Shri N.N.Chari Retd APMG at Tiruchanur ( Aged 87 Yrs )  Contact No. 0877 2239206 & 09666240783DOB 17.08.1929 DOR 31.08.1987
We wish above seniors to have continued Good Health with a Long Life to guide Us.

19 out of 20 Super Pensioners of 2015 and 2016 were felicitated during last year on attaining 80+ years of age except one Member Shri P. J. Swamy residing in Malkajgiri.  Efforts made to locate him with the help of PO staff of Malkajgiri & Trimulgherry HPO proved futile.  Everybody is requested to inform his details in case, if any, known. 

It is very Glad to inform that the following Pensioners are becoming Super Pensioners with 80+ years of Age during this year  2 0 1 7.  Congratulations & to Keep Up their HealthBEYOND L U C K Y - SAHASRA POORNA CHANDRADARSHAN.  

1. Shri K. Adinarayana Murty  Hyderabad 01-02-1937  TfNo. 040 27034599
2. Shri D. Ramaseshaiah    Hyderabad 10-02-1937  Tf9866639277 - 9866649044
3. Shri P. Chendraiah Armoor – Nizamabad 26-02-1937 Tf9397095719 - 9951418686
4. Shri N. V. Subrahmanyam – Hyderabad  10-03-1937 Tf 04023047404-8499076181
5. Shri Mandarapu Chinnaiah Vijayawada 25-05-1937 Tf0866 2412231 - 9441748366
6. Shri M. Venkata Reddy Madanapalle CTR 26-05-1937 Tf  9177426869-9650807663 
7. Shri P. Parasuram  Hyderabad  30-05-1937 Tf9885436038 - 04065695223
8. Shri D. Ramakrishna Hyderabad 08-06-1937 Tf 040 23321145 - 9296850858
9. Shri K. Suryanarayana Rajahmundry 15-06-1937 TfNo.9441754323
10. Shri B. Seshaiah Khammam 26-06-1937 Tf087422308972 - 9160301268
11. Shri P. Muralirao Secunderabad 01-07-1937 Tf04027050787 - 9246297184
12. Shri G. Chandraiah Nellore 01-07-1937 Tf No. 0861 2325154
13. Shri Y. Appalaraju  Bengaluru 01-07-1937 Tf No. 080-41228732 - 9980102356
14. Shri T. Sanjeevi  Kadapa  15-07-1937  Tf No. 08562246341 – 9440587076

Welcoming New Members.
01. Lm. Shri Muddana Murali Mohanarao Retd SP VZM Tf  9490139983 & 08922 271983.
02. Lm Shri Dabbada Satyanarayana Retd ASPOs9441300801 VZM 
03. Lm. Shri P. Arjunarao Retd ASP (Gaz.)Visakhapatnam Tf 9440438959
04. Lm. Shri Kondeti Venkatarao Retd ASP (Gaz) Visakhapatnam Tf 7675873150
05. Shri D.V.Mahidhar Retd Manager Speed Post Sainikpuri Hyd 500 094 TF 9866581836
06. Shri A. Padmanabha Setty Retd AD CO  Hyderabad 500 019 Tf 9885282832
07. Shri D. Ramulu Naik Retd SP PSD 518 401 Kurnool  9652086565
08. Shri T.S.Chandrasekhar Retd SP  Rajahmundry 500 001 Tf No. 9949485270
09. Shri S.V.Sivaprasad Retd SSP VJ  Nellore 524 004  Mobile 9866405122
10. Shri L.S.N.Murthy Retd SSP  Vijayawada 520 002 Mobile 9885776444.
11. Smt. Bharata Lakshmi Retd AD (Admn) New Delhi GPO – Mobile 9582174114.
12 Shri A. GopalareddyRetd SP  Ananthapur 515 004 Tf 8500234085
12. Shri N. Mehboob Saheb Retd SP GTKL Allagadda518 593 Mobile No. 9491201405.

Bharat Pensioners Samaj held its 61st  AGM inConstitution Club at New Delhi on 13. 11.2016.  BesidesSecretaryShri S. V. Seshagirirao & Shri P.J.Naidu (80+) from Vizianagaram have represented. 
Issues Pursued & Further to Pursue 

1. Discrimination in Grade Pay between Group B & Group A Officers holding same arduous nature of duties & responsibilities shouldered was taken up with 7th CPC and also Fortunately had an audience with the Chairman, Secretary & others in the meeting held at Hyderabad in Administrative Staff College on 19.11.2014.  It is resolved from 1.1.2016 same L-9 in Grade Pay of 5400 is given in Pay Matrix. 

( S-14 Scale of V CPC Rs.7500-250-1200 – vide VI CPC PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs.4800 carries Pay in Pay Band values amounting to Rs.13950+4800=18.750 as starting minimum of this PB and Maximum of Rs.23,720 + 4800 = 28,520 with yearly increment added.  Therefore, the Entry Pay of Level – 8 should have been taken as Rs.18750 instead of Rs.18150/- in revised VII CPC pay value.  Thus, there is a difference of Rs.600/- in starting pay.  Resultantly, entire year-wise Pay also diminished.  This mistake was found in the Pay Matrix (may be a printer’s devil).  The Secretary having noticed this discrepancy while calculating his revised  Notional) pay what would be in VII CPC.  This was immediately brought to the Notice of Nodal Officer (Ms. ManjuPandey) DDG (Rectt) Postal Director through eMail and by Speed Post in confirmation on 12-8-2016 ( page No.13 of March Telugu Pensioner).  Thank God.  It worked wonders and the GOI notified it as an Anomaly vide item ( c ) in their O.M. dated 20-02-2017 (page No.12 ibid) Now, this Level 8 pertains to ASPOs grade in DOP. THANQ NODAL OFFICER.)     

2. 50% of Pension on Basic Pay last drawn duly updated revised pay has be given from 1.1.2006 and 1.1.2016 since there is still discrimination while allowing 50% LPD delinking Pension on Average Emoluments basis. 

3. Pension Adalats were being held satisfactorily, periodically and systematically before according to schedule in Dept. of Posts. With the revised instructions of Pension Ministry in 2011, the intervention of Pensioners’ Associations is limited only for those Illiterate and Physically Challenged Pensioners.  This has a gross resentment amongst Pensioners.  The withdrawal of Divisional Level Adalats, hampers the restoration of Settlement of Claims, Issue of Authorisations for the Spouses in the cases of death of Pensioners. 
4. Since 2009 as Secretary BPS taken up the plight of Health Aspects of Postal Pensioners residing in Non-CGHS areas.  Scrapping of CS (MA) Rules 1944 prescribed in the Pre-Independence time & to allow Indoor Medical Attendance facility for All the Pensioners. 
5. Postal Pensioners are not being allowed with Permanent Plastic Cards on the plea of an Order dated 1.8.1986 given to Health Ministry.  The tussel between the Ministries deprived medical facility for Pensioners for MANY LONG years. This is taken up with the present NDA Govt.  This is being addressed now.  Issue of Permanent Plastic Cards is referred to a Committee.  
6. The case for Upgrading VISAKHAPATNAM Postal Dispensary as a CGHS and Merger with CGHS taken up last many years. Thanks to Present NDA Govt. that a separate CGHS Wellness Center is now opened at Visakhapatnam on 9.1.2017All other 5 Postal Dispensaries totally 33 in the country may also be merged shortly in one go shortly. 

( In this regard, the efforts made by Dr. KambhampatiHaribabuHon’ble M.P. (Lok Sabha) at Visakhapatnamin its achievement with his Good Rapport with Dr. JagatPrakash Nadda JeeHon’ble Central Health Minister and also securing a suitable and decent accommodation through his constant liaison with Hon’ble A.P. C.M., ShriNara Chandrababu Naidu and State Health Minister Dr. Kamineni Srinivas.  POPA expressed its Gratefulness for this Gesture whole heartedly in the inaugural function held at Visakhapatnam on 9.1.2017. It is a great achievement for all the Pensioners of A.P.  (2) One MASS Dharna was held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi some 3 years back on 24.2.1014 mostly by ESP-1995 Pensioners.  It was a great success.  Hon’ble Shri PrakashJavadekar – now Central Minister - in his capacity as Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha visited Dharnasite and also assured upward revision of ESP-Pension entitlements and other issues to tackle with sympathy after General Elections 2014. ThanQ NDA Team for their support. )

7. All the 13 CGHS Wellness Centers  in Hyderabad  OneMembers in each Centre was nominated by the CGHS. Thanked NDA Govt. Ministry headed by Shri J.P.Naddaas Central Health Minister.
8. Grant of Family Pension to Daughter-in-Law at par with a Daughter of a Pensioner  law fully ending discrimination  in between them pin pointing the various rights of a daughter-in-law rather than a daughter who settles with In-Laws Relatives. This is to pursue.
9. eMail IDs of Members having Internet knowledge were posted with latest information periodically spread if Flash News is received  and conveyed with speed.  Thus, the issue of Telugu Pensioner delayed very much due to beyond reasons.  

Zonal Managers in Hyderabad and 2 for out sideHyderabad (Telanganaare looking  into communication facility of Pensioners Welfare.  Similarly 22 other ZonalManagers in Andhra Pradesh  are to spread News to all the Members as and when knownEfforts made earlier to project Pensioners’ Grievances in one voice as in the case of presentation of 6th CPC One Memorandum cracking now with division forces with section wise consolidation of strength.  A careful watch has to be kept in removing such thwarts by alertness. 

As per the mandate given with the approval of last year’s report, the office bearers are doing service in two States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Subscriptions to Bharat Pensioner are directly remitted toBharat Pensioners’ Samaj directly by interested members.  The No. of new subscribers is encouraging.  Also make use of WhatsApp facility etc communicating data through SMART mobile Handy phones in FAST mode. 

               Life Time Membership fee / Arrears of Subscription, if any, may be sent using ONLINE money transfer facility through Bank including Donations meant for Postal Officers’ Pensioners’ Association, Hyderabad to credit in State Bank of Hyderabad, Ashoknagar Branch Code 20933 into SB A/C No. 62177960659 to strengthen the financial position of POPA. Details of credit may, however, be furnished promptly through SMS or written communication immediately to send receipts. Details of Financial Statement were supplemented by the Treasurer. 

POPA reserves its identity honestly and sincerely with all other pensioners’ associations keeping in view the welfare of pensioners without politics.  Some of the eligible Members are still to join.  POPA/BPS have neither political ideology nor Sectional base.  All the members are requested to continue to maintain this.  POPA thank all others also for extending their unstinted support and would like to have the same to continue.

Thanking you All, 

Hyderabad,                                                                     ​H( M. CHANDRA MOWLI )
Dt.25.03.2017 Secretary
For and On Behalf of Working Committee.


1. Ensure that all the Pre-2016 Pensioners should get Revision of Pension on the Revised Pay Rules those who are having Retirement Date as 1st of ensuing month of retirement and NOT on the previous day afternoon basis with Annual Increment fell on ensuing 1st., if any, due (without drop in their pensioner benefits inflicted by Past Governments). The Anomaly arose in Pay Matrix of Level – 8 showing Rs.600/- Less in Entry Pay element of Notification issued on 25-07-2016 for implementation Revised Pay  Fixation be rectified early.   

2. Convene & Conduct Pension Adalats in Every Divisions / Regions / Circles as in the case of Dept. of POs at all Departments on Monthly / Quarterly / Half-yearly System to ensure quick settlement of claims and authorise family pensions due to demise of Pensioners.

3. Ensure Permanent Plastic Cards for all the beneficiaries of Postal Pensioners and Family Pensioners without any discrimination.  All the remaining 33 Postal Dispensaries should also be merged as per the Report of 7th CPC as early as could be possible. 

4. The statement of Hon. Minister for Urban Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu assuring that the quarters of Senior Citizens would be repaired by Govt. is a Welcome Step. It is also to ensure that all the Builders / Govt. Contractors should first construct some Toilet facility within the Site for the Working Force and for the use of Visitors later on after completion of Project along with parking facility inside of the Site.  Such a facility would go a long way for Swatchh Bharat Programme to arrest public nuisances.

5. Such of the Facility at Sl.No.4 above should also be provided in all the Public Grounds where in People / Youth use for Health-Walks, Sports & Games etc. etc.

6. Ensure allowing of Family Pension to Daughter-in-Law of a Central Govt. Pensioner or Daughter also after looking into their economic needs without showing any discrimination and as per their turn of event.