A brief report on the proceedings of the National Convention
of Central Government Pensioners held under the auspices of NCCPA
on 31st July 2015 at Hyderabad
The National Convention of Central Government pensioners held under the auspices of NCCPA and hosted by Telangana State Pensioners and Retired Persons’ Association in Sundarayya Vignana Kendra at Hyderabad was presided over by Com. Daktod, leader of C.G.P.A. Nagpur. Com. Prabhakaran Nair of the host organization welcomed the august gathering. Large number of delegates representing various affiliates from different states participated in the convention Twenty Six delegates representing CGPA, Kerala and some delegates of affiliate organizations from Kerala attended the convention.
Com. A.K.Padmanabhan, President, C.I.T.U, in his inaugural address dwelt at length on the Contemporary, National and international issues and their adverse impact on working class including pensioners and other senior citizens in lucid and erudite manner.
Com. Sivagopal Mishra the Secretary, Staff, JCM and Patron of NCCPA in his special address mentioned the important issues before the 7th CPC and impressed upon the employees the imperative need to go on strike from 23rd November. He categorically warned the government that indefinite strike would be preponed without notice if the Government attempts to implement the privatization of Railways as per the recommendations of Dr. Bibek Deroy Committee.
Com. Pathak, President of AIDEF, Com. K.K.N.Kutty, President of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers narrated the issues before the Central Government Employees and Pensioners. They exposed the policy of the Government supporting the Corporate and Multi National Companies. They called upon the pensioners to ensure grass-root unity and to support the struggles of the Central Government employees and the working class to defeat the machinations of the Government. Com. Pabitra Ranjan Chakraborty, the Acting Secretary General of NCCPA presented the draft declaration of the Convention, and two resolutions expressing solidarity with the general strike of workers called by 11 central Trade Unions as well as federations and indefinite strike of Central Government employees on 23rd November 2015, and the second on expanding and strengthening of CGHS.
In the afternoon session, Com. K.G.Jayarajan (General Secretary, AIBDPA), P.S.Nair (General Secretary, Para-Military Pensioners’ Association) and K.Raghavendran (General Secretary, AIPRPA) also addressed the Convention. Representatives of the various affiliates, including the General Secretary, CGPA, Kerala, enthusiastically participated in the discussions. The Acting Secretary General summed up the discussions and in the light of this, the Draft Declaration and resolutions with improvement suggested were unanimously adopted. The Convention came to a conclusion by 08:30 p.m. after the vote of thanks proposed by Com. M.N.Reddy, Chairman of the Reception Committee.
T.I.Sudhakaran, General Secretary