NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GROUP ‘C’
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – POSTMEN & MTS
ALL INDIA RMS & RMS EMPLOYEES UNION – GROUP ‘C’
ALL INDIA RMS & RMS EMPLOYEES UNION MAILGUARD & MTS GROUP ‘C’
ALL INDIA POSTAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES EMPLOYEES UNION-Gr.‘C’ & MTS
ALL INDIA POSTAL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
ALL INDIA POSTAL SBCO EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS
09th December, 2020
ANOTHER APPEAL TO STRENGTHEN AIPRPA
All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association (AIPRPA) was formed officially in the foundation AIC of that Association in the year 2014 at Vellore Tamilnadu ending the period of nearly one-year Steering Committee work to prepare for the foundation. Among others, the then President of Confederation Comrade S.K.Vyas; the then Secretary General of Confederation and NFPE Comrade M.Krishnan; the Ex-Secretary General of NFPE & Ex-General Secretary of R3 Union Comrade C.C.Pillai and Comrade T.Narasimhan Senior Vice President of AITUC and the present Vice President of AIPRPA have attended. The retired Secretary to Communications Ministry Dr.U.Srinivasaraghavan; retired Chief PMG and the present Advisor to AIPRPA Tamilnadu State Association Shri.S.Brahmanandam; and the then CPMG Shri T.Murthy have greeted. AIPRPA has since then functioning as a vibrant organization led by former President of NFPE Comrade D.K.Rahate as President; former Secretary General of NFPE Comrade K.Ragavendran as General Secretary; and former CHQ Treasurer of R3 Comrade Sankarpal Singh as the Treasurer. Former Secretary General NFPE Comrade C.C.Pillai is the Advisor of CHQ and now another former Secretary General of NFPE Comrade M.Krishnan is the Executive Member of the CHQ.
AIPRPA has been since formed in a number of States including Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra, Telangana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhyapradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, many North Eastern States, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. At present the membership of AIPRPA has crossed more than 50,000. Looking back at the humble start from a small nucleus formed in 2013 at New Delhi in the presence of Comrade M.Krishnan the then Secretary General NFPE and Comrade VAN Namboodiri the representative of TUI, the present growth is phenomenal.
This organization is fighting for the issues of Postal Pensioners in particular and for the general community of Pensioners through NCCPA at national level and Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retirees) at International level. In addition to correspondences, AIPRPA is organizing the Postal Pensioners in struggle line also on various issues and leading legal battles also on required issues. AIPRPA is solidly supporting all struggles of NFPE, Confederation, Central TUs etc in addition to the struggles of Pensioners. AIPRPA stands for the grant of statutory Pension to three lakhs of GDS and is supporting all struggles for the emancipation of GDS. Many retired higher Postal Officers are also involved in the activities of this Association in their various capacities. An organization functioning democratically and involves all Postal & RMS Pensioners without any distinction of former unions like NFPE, FNPO and BPEF or any other Cadre Unions. It is pertinent to mention that it is our pride that the late lamented leader and the former Secretary General of NFPTE Comrade D.Gnaniah appreciated our formation and joined as a basic member of AIPRPA.
While NFPE and its affiliated Unions are proud that after our unanimous decision in our 9th Federal Council held at Hyderabad in 2013 to extend total support, our State and Divisional Union leaders have helped the formation and growth of this Pensioners Association AIPRPA to its present strength and glory. We are really very proud that all the members of AIPRPA, who are the Postal & RMS Senior Citizens, are active and continuing the trade union work even after their retirement and with social consciousness and in close association with NFPE and all Workers Organizations.
We find that the task of organizing all Postal & RMS Pensioners in the pan-Indian association of AIPRPA in all States and Districts / Divisions is indeed very hard. All our former Circle Secretaries and former Divisional Secretaries in different places have to be organized by our present-day working employees’ leaders. The initiative to organize such meetings of former Secretaries and Office Bearers of different unions and form adhoc bodies for AIPRPA in consultation with the CHQ Office Bearers of AIPRPA in places where AIPRPA is yet to be formed should rest on our shoulders. Without your active involvement and help this task cannot be completed by our own retired leaders and comrades.
The National Federation of Postal Employees and all its affiliated Unions and Associations call upon all of you once again to stand up to the unfinished task and complete the formation of AIPRPA in those States where no State Association is in existence (e.g: Karnataka, Rajasthan, J&K, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh) and form Divisions where so far the divisional association is absent in your Circle even though a State Association of AIPRPA has already been formed. NFPE and its affiliated Unions and Associations are confident that you will not lag behind in this task as after superannuation we are all to be part of the Pensioners movement led by AIPRPA only!
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