About Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Bharat Pensioners Samaj (BPS) is a conglomerate of around  650 Pensioners Associations of different disciplines & departments including  All India Services,C.G, Rlys, Defence,EPS95 etc , In addition BPS has a strong alliance with sister organizations like AISCCON, AIFPA Chennai & NFRP Palghat. The combined strength through its affiliates/associates & allies goes beyond 10 lakh .

Bharat Pensioners Samaj (BPS)was founded in 1955  by Justice (Retd.) Shankar Saran of Allahabad High Court, headquartered at New Delhi. It is an All India Federation of Pensioners Associations  of all Central Govt, State govt , PSUs, EPS &NPS pensioners. It  is a, non-profitable, non-political & non- religious organization . It is  member of International Federation on Ageing, Toronto (Canada){IFA} . Bharat Pensioners Samaj (BPS) is aided by the GOI  M/O Personnel, PG & Pensions-Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare. It has been a standing  member of SCOVA from 2009 &  is also a member advisory committee for web based Pensioners Portal of  GOI M/O Personnel, PG & Pensions.

Bharat Pensioners Samaj has the unique distinction (i) of finding  mention in UNFPA publication “SITUATION AND VOICES / THE OLDER POOR AND EXCLUDED IN SOUTH AFRICA AND INDIA” Issue No. 2 of 2002, p 108". and (ii)  of having been accepted by the Govt. of India through press release dated 20.09.2014 to be the largest pensioners organization in the country.(iii) To have been short listed by 7th CPC to represent Central Govt. Pensioners in the final round of discussion/evidence.

BPS has been looking after not only the welfare of pensioners & their post retirement issues, but is also actively involving in social welfare activities  for the good of civil society through the ambitious venture ‘SANKALP’ of the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions. Through its Vice President (West Zone), BPS is an active participant in the activities of All India Peace & Solidarity Organization. In 2013 Sh J.N Rao BPS, Vice President(West Zone) carried BPS good wishes for Japanese counterparts and chaired the inaugural session of   World Conference Against A & H Bombs which was held at Hiroshima and Nagasaki from 3rd to 10th August 2013.

BPS also afford financial help through Prime Minister’s relief fund to fellow citizens in distress and to the really needy pensioners/family pensioners through its ‘Benevolent Fund’ run with contributions from its members. Recently it donated Rs 1 lac to PMNRF for the assistance J & K flood victims in2014 and Rs 1lac for earthquak victims in 2015.

As a part of its mandated role, BPS publishes a monthly Journal ‘BHARAT PENSIONER’. It also brings out a “Pensioners Hand book” &”FAQ” whenever Pension related rules are amended or changed. It organizes National level Conventions, periodic seminars and conferences in different parts of the country to focus on the problems of Pensioners and other elderly citizens, participates in social events, organizes Annual General Meetings and provides support to affiliates & members. It also  awards  affiliated Associations for their exemplary work.

In its effort  to remain connected to grassroots. BPS  has established  Help lines  & Help Desks at New JaIpaiguri (WB) – 0353 2692331, N.Delhi – 011 24376642 ,At Secunderabad (AP) 09949052609 &  09703114108, Nagpur  (MAH) 0712 265 2335, Mob No 09421703511

BPS has also registered its strong presence on Face Book, Twitter , You Tube & yahoo group. BPS has its own , website www.bharatpensioner.org ,Blog http://scm-bps.blogspot.in & yahoo group:http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/BPS1955 & also have the facility of video conference with its Stakeholders. It has the infrastructure to share information with in minutes with its affiliates/Associates & members across  the country.

All pensioners and their Associations are eligible to become members/affiliates of this organization by subscribing a prescribed fee.
Er. S.C.Maheshwari
Secy. Genl. Bharat Pensioners Samaj