Saturday, December 19, 2020





09th December, 2020


Dear Comrades!

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!

With Greetings,


General Secretary.

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