CELEBRATE IN A BEFITTING MANNER ON 17-12-2014 AS
SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
NAKARA’s CENTENARY BIRTH DAY CELEBRATION
|Chief Justice Chandrachud who delivered the 17-12-1982 historical judgment
|D.S.Nakara who fought heroically after his retirement for justice to all pensioners
Pensioners can never forget 17th December. It was on this day in the year 1982 that the historic judgment by the constitutional bench headed by the Chief Justice Chandrachud in the famous case filed by Nakara was delivered to up hold the fundamental right of pension by the Pensioners.
The judgment had categorically ruled that “ (i) that pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer and that it create a vested right subject to 1972 rules which are statutory in character because they are enacted in exercise of powers conferred by the proviso to Art.309 and clause (5) of Art.148 of the constitution; (ii) that pension is not an ex-gratia payment but it is a payment for the past service rendered and (iii) it is a social welfare measure rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the heyday of their life ceaselessly toiled for the employer on an assurance that in their old age they would not be left in lurch ’’
Incidentally Shri.Nakara who was born in the year 1914 and entered in Government Service in the year 1937 and retired in the year 1972 went to court and fought heroically for ten long years to get the above historic judgment in the year 1982 had passed away in the year 2009 at his age of 96. This year being the centenary year of his birth, it is appropriate to celebrate his centenary of birth along with the Pensioners Day on 17-12-2014 as the Day of “ Pensioners Day – Senior Citizens Day – and Centenary year of Birth of Nakara”.
AIPRPA CHQ Calls upon all Postal Pensioners to forge unity with other Pensioners everywhere and celebrate 17-12-2014 in a befitting manner. If you have a District or Divisional Branch of AIPRPA or not, the CHQ calls upon the Postal Pensioners to observe the day and remember Nakara to take the pledge to fight continuously until the Government is forced to withdraw the PFRDA and uphold the right to pension to all Pensioners of Central Government and other pensioners. Moreover let us stand for the grant of Universal Pension to all Senior Citizens in the world and in our country.
Observe 17-12-2014 as:
Senior Citizens Day
Centenary of Nakara’s Birth
New Delhi: India Post has been asked to develop a framework to facilitate local artisans sell their products online, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Friday. India Post, which has world's largest postal network of 1.55 lakh post offices, has seen multifold rise in business since the time it entered in partnership with e-commerce companies.
"I have asked India Post to develop framework where India artisan like in Kashi, handloom of Meerut, artisans at Tirupur can leverage postal environment to become big brand in e-commerce," Prasad said at an event organised by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad on public policy making.
The minister had on Wednesday met Department of Posts officials, where they shared India Post's plans to tap opportunities in the e-commerce sector.
As per industry estimates shared by India Posts, e-commerce business in India was about USD 6 billion in value in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 76 billion by 2021.
The distribution, delivery or logistics is projected to constitute about 12 per cent of the total e-commerce market, accounting for about USD 9 billion by 2021.
Prasad said government policy needs to balance growth and equity and be participative in nature. "We need to come up with framework which is not unilateral and is participative."
The minister shared example of Jan Dhan Yojana which has resulted in opening of about 70 million new bank accounts within couple of months and getting public idea through 'mygov.in' website.
"There was no requirement to deposit single penny in bank account opened under Jan Dhan Yojana but people deposited about Rs 6,000 crore in total," Prasad said.
He said that policy should not be directed top-down but it should emanate from bottom and go up.
He sought suggestions from IIM and other academic institutes in formulating policy that can be inclusive of people and bring growth along with equity.
IIM-A Chairperson for marketing Dhreeraj Sharma said that the institute is discussing various management strategies and systemic interventions which can help government deliver their plans and policies in the most expeditious and effective manner.
"We hope that discussions and interactions during the course of this conference will result in the creation of the sentiment with reference to development and implementation of public policy," Sharma said.
India News Desk