Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | May 12, 2016

AIIPA’s Call For Donation

AIIPA in its Circular No. 13/2016 dated May 9, 2016 makes an earnest appeal for Funds to each and every member to fight legal battle in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court. The quantum of donation to be minimum Rs. 1000/- .

Here is the excerpt:

“Considering the financial commitments for conducting a case and costs involved incidental thereto, All India Insurance Pensioners’ Association makes an earnest appeal for Funds and sincerely hopes members will respond as they have in the past.

The Secretariat of All India Insurance Pensioners’ Association beckons each and every member to contribute a minimum of Rs 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand).”

Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | January 22, 2016

Happiness In Retired Life

Key to Happiness

Remember these simple guidelines for happiness.

  1. Free your heart from hate.
  2. Free your mind from worry.
  3. Live simple.
  4. Give more.
  5. Expect less.

Every day is a gift, and as long as you can open your eyes, you will focus on the new day, and all the happy memories that you have built up during your life.

Don’t lament for the body parts that are not functioning properly. Thank your forefathers and be happy for the body parts that are working well.

Travel a lot and bond with true friends; play a sport, learn a new hobby and volunteer in your community or parish. Engage yourself with those activities which you longed but could not accomplish due to lack of time while in service.

Do not meddle in the life of your children. Let them live their own life.  Do not move in with your children.

Always try to make young friends. They will bring freshness in your life. You can share your vast experience of life with them.

Live in your own place to enjoy independence, privacy and a solo life. Keep up with new inventions, trends, music and lifestyle.

Death is the only truth of this living world. So do not think of it for a moment. Instead, live life to the fullest. Be generous, giving, not expecting.

Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | January 22, 2016

PM Launches Digital Life Certificate For Pensioners

Jeevan Pramaan will allow self-certification; over a crore to be benefited

In a big relief to over a crore retired employees of government and PSUs, a pensioner can now digitally provide proof of his existence to authorities for continuity of pension every year instead of requiring to present himself physically or through a Life Certificate issued by specified authorities.

The “Jeevan Pramaan” scheme, an Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, is one more enabling mechanism for the benefit of the common man after the push towards self-certification.

“The proposed digital certification will do away with the requirement of a pensioner having to submit a physical Life Certificate in November each year, in order to ensure continuity of pension being credited into his account,” a PMO statement said.

The Department of Electronics and IT has developed a software application which will enable the recording of the pensioner’s Aadhar Number and biometric details from his mobile device or computer, by plugging in a biometric reading device.

Key details of the pensioner, including date, time, and biometric information, will be uploaded to a central database on real-time basis, ultimately enabling the pension disbursing agency to access a Digital Life Certificate.

This will conclusively establish that the pensioner was alive at the time of authentication, the statement said.

At present, 50 lakh individuals draw pension from the central government alone. A similar number draw pension from State and Union Territory governments. Several PSUs also provide pension benefits besides which over 25 lakh retired personnel draw pension from the Armed Forces.

For details please visit: .

   Courtesy: The Hindu

Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | January 14, 2016

Deduction Of Mediclaim Premium From Pension Achieved

Kudos to All India Insurance Pensioners’ Association!

Deduction of Mediclaim Premium from pension is achieved!

CO Circular No. CO/ER-A/Mediclaim/2015-16/8 dated 14th January, 2016 is issued by the LIC of India regarding deduction of Mediclaim premium of pensioners from their pension as a monthly instalment.

As per the said circular a consent letter has to be signed and submitted to respective Divisional Managers by 15th February, 2016 for deducting monthly instalments from the pension for the month of February, 2016 onwards.


Here is the draft Consent Letter.

Get it printed, signed and submitted as early as possible.




Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | July 19, 2014

No fare concession for Senior Citizens under Tatkal

Senior citizens have urged railway minister to end discrimination in fare concession to them for Tatkal tickets. Though senior citizens get 50% concession of tickets for female passengers and 40% for male, the same sops are not granted in basic fares while buying a Tatkal ticket.

The argument put by a section of senior passengers is that Tatkal is not a fare but a charge levied by the railways for additional berth quota it makes available. “The railways levy Tatkal charge for special quota but why senior citizens are not granted concession in basic fare,” asked Sharadchandra Kulkarni (68) from Akola.

Senior citizen concession can be availed even on premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto for all classes but when it comes to tickets under Tatkal, they have to pay full fare.

Take for example Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express, senior citizens pay around Rs526 extra per ticket for journey under Tatkal between Nagpur and Mumbai.

For travel between Nagpur and Mumbai (AC-III) ticket, general passengers pay Rs1,165. Under Tatkal, they pay Rs1,490, which includes Rs312 Tatkal charge. As per railway reservation rules, if a senior citizen is granted fare concession, the same ticket will cost him Rs964. However, they are paying same as general passengers.

Another senior citizen Vijaya Dalvi (74) says Tatkal charge may be justified for extra quota but why there should be discrimination in basic fare concession. “While booking e-tickets under Tatkal the reservation system has disabled the column of concession to senior citizens,” she said.

Central Railway public relations officer (PRO) P D Patil says, “It is true that full fare is charged from senior citizens, but it is policy decision being implemented across the Indian Railways. If fare concession is granted under Tatkal to senior citizens, its purpose will be defeated.”

However, Kulkarni questioned the railways move, saying Tatkal levy is already paid by senior citizens then why fare concession cannot be granted. “All senior citizens are not well off,” he said.

Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | May 29, 2014

Com. Suprasanna Passes Away

    Coch Behar, May 29, 2014: Com. Suprasanna Chakraborty (80), one of the vice-presidents of Jalpaiguri Division LIC Pensioners’ Association passes away this morning at his Coch Behar (WB) residence. He was suffering from Brain cancer for more than a year. He joined his service in LIC at the age of 24 years and was retired on 31.12.1993. suprasanna_chakraborty_1a    From the very beginning he was drawn to the trade union activities and soon became the Base Secretary of Coch Behar base of Divisional Insurance Employees’ Association, Jalpaiguri. Gradually he was interested in TU activities outside his own office and became office-bearer of 12th July Committee, a joint forum of teachers, workers of both central & state govts., employees of LIC, Bank, etc. Under his competent leadership Coch Behar Base won many a laurel. He also served as vice president of DIEA for many years. His life was a glorius example of dedication to the cause of the toiling masses in many fields other than his own industry.

    All the retired & present employees of Jalpaiguri Division pay tribute to this departed personality.

Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | March 8, 2014

AIIPA Office Bearers’ Meeting

6th Annual General Conference Venue Announced

As Scheduled, the Office-bearers of AIIPA met in the city of Ahmedabad on February 22, 2014 to decide on the venue and the dates of the 6th All India Conference of AIIPA and to review the implementation of programme of actions. The following decisions have been made on the Conference.

                 6th All India Conference of AIIPA

Accepting the invitation of Insurance Pensioners’ Association, Kanpur to host and organise the 6th All India Conference of AIIPA in North Central Zone at Kanpur in the month of October 2014, the meeting decided to hold the Conference at Kanpur from 7 to 9, October 2014.

The meeting also received a report from Kanpur comrades on their plans for successfully organising the Conference and noted with appreciation their initiatives. The meeting also welcomed the keen interest shown by the leaders and rank and file of North Central Zone Insurance Employees’ Federation under the leadership of its General Secretary, Com. Ashok Tewari, to organise the All India Conference at Kanpur and sincerely thanked them for the same. AIIPA confidently expects that this All India Conference will be another milestone in the annals of AIIPA.

As the All India Conference is to be held in the city of Kanpur, the meeting decided to call upon the pensioners of Kanpur to liberally contribute with minimum of Rs.500 and as the Conference is to be jointly organised by the pensioners of North Central Zone, they would contribute liberally with minimum of Rs.250 for the Conference.

The meeting also called upon the insurance pensioners in the rest of the country to contribute liberally with minimum of Rs.100 to defray the expenses of the Conference as was decided by the Central Committee of AIIPA and heartily thanked and congratulated the Pensioners’ Associations which have already remitted their contributions – Nagpur Rs.76,700 (full), Hyderabad Rs.50,000, Chennai Rs.40,000 and Surat Rs.25,000 (all partials).

The meeting was also sure that others would be remitting their share of contributions at their earliest, out of their funds, without waiting for the collection of contributions from the pensioners to be completed.

   AIIPA’s Bank Account details

Corporation Bank, Anna Salai Branch, Chennai 600 002.

A/C No. 067500101002537

IFSC Code: CORP0000675  P.Code: 003272

Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | March 8, 2014

Revision in Limits of Cover under Group Mediclaim Scheme

The Central Office has issued circular on March 4, 2014 on the above subject which is self-explanatory. Two pages of the circular are given below for the benefit of all LIC pensioners.


Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | December 7, 2013

Com. Sudhir Dhar Passes Away at 77

Jalpaiguri, December 7, 2013: Com. Sudhir Dhar, former President & General Secretary of Divisional Insurance Employees’ Association, Jalpaiguri died of heart attack this evening in a private nursing home at Siliguri. He was 77. He left behind his wife, a son & a daughter. He was also a party member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) since 1958.


Posted by: P.Ch.Roy | October 3, 2013

Improvements in Mediclaim Scheme for the GIC Pensioners

Further improvements in Group Mediclaim Scheme for the GIC pensioners – AIIPA has already achieved 75% subsidy in premium – Now effective from

November 1, 2013

1. Revised terms to come into effect from November 1, 2013; Group Mediclaim Scheme policy to be from November – October every year; only pensioners who are already covered under the Group Mediclaim Scheme are eligible (AIIPA is pursuing for option to all pensioners to join/rejoin the scheme).

2. Increase in sum insured (both eligible/optional) (choice of optional sum insured) Two lakhs slab;

3. Further reduction of 12% (approx) in premium;

4. Floater type policy introduced;

5. Cost of TPA charges to be borne by the companies.

    Pensioners (eligible) are advised to submit the options and pay the difference in premium before 31st October 2013 and not miss the opportunity !

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