The Mass Dharna on 25-10-2017 called by NCCPA at Meghdoot Bhawan (CPMG Office), New Delhi reflected the anger and anguish of the pensioners against the anti-pensioner and anti-worker policies of the government. More than 1000 pensioners from all over the country, representing the affiliated organisations enthusiastically participated. 357 comrades of AIBDPA actively participated.

Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron, NCCPA and Advisor, AIBDPA inaugurated the Dharna with a powerful speech. He explained the major demands raised by the NCCPA, including cancellation of the anti worker PFRDA, immediate pension revision of BSNL Pensioners on the basis of the III PRC with 15% fitment, implementation of Option I for pension revision etc. He also lambasted the anti-worker policies of the central government. He congratulated the massive mobilization for the dharna.  Com.Shiv Gopal Mishra, Chairman, NCCPA delivered the presidential address. Com.Tapan Sen MP, General Secretary,CITU, Coms.K.K.N.Kutty, Secreatry General, NCCPA, M.S.Raja, Confederation, Swapan Chakraborty, Dy General Secretary, BSNLEU ,K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA, K.Raghavendran, General Secretary, AIPRPA, M.N.Reddy, General Secretary, Telangana All Pensioners & Retirees Association and a host of leaders addressed the Dharna.

The Dharna was held as per the decision of the National Executive of NCCPA held at Nagpur on 19-08-2017 on the 10 point charter of demands including implementation of Option 1, Pension Revision of BSNL retirees with 15% fitment on IDA pattern, Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs.2000, Restoration of commutation after 10 years, Extend CGHS facilities to all central government pensioners, Grant statutory defined benefit pension to those recruited after 01-01-2004 etc.

After the Dharna was concluded at 3 PM, a delegation of leaders met the Chief Post Master General and handed over a memorandum to the Prime Minister for settlement of the demands.

CHQ heartily congratulates all the AIBDPA comrades who have come from almost all circles to make the Dharna historic. (Coutesy: AIBDPA Website)