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A few words about pension

S. Mohinder Singh 'Diwana'|General Secretary

There was a time when the employee, who remained in Government Service till superannuation, on superannuation was literally thrown out of service and was left to feed for himself and that too without any financial help. The "Word" Pension was perhaps hardly talked of. With the passage of time, the so called Welfare British Government of India started thinking about hardship of the retirees and felt its social liability towards them. This was the inception of Pension. But this was sufficient for the retiree to keep his hearth burning. Also there was no provision for family. After the death of Pensioner, his wife was forced to lead a life of sufferings.

After independence, no doubt pension was the vogue but family pension was still a mirage and far from reality. After a long time, relief in the form of family pension was introduced in 1964. Still the pension and family pension was nominal and the retiree was hardly able to make both ends meet. Gradually, the pensioners, realizing then difficulties and lethargic attitude of the Government towards them started striving though in mild form for their better standard of living. [...]

Our Executives

Dr. Mohinder Singh Parwana

Mohinder Singh Parwana
Date of Birth 19-03-1937
Date of Retirement 31-03-1995
Residence 360, TIbba Sahib, Hoshiarpur-146 001 (Pb.)
Phone +91-98725-51893

Dr. Mohinder Singh Parwana, President, Punjab Pensioners Welfare Association (Regd.), Hoshiarpur is an ex-president (Sep. 1996 to Dec. 2012) of the association. He is also the honorary president of Punjab State Pensioners Confederation (Regd.), HO Ludhiana since March 2008. He held the post of General Secretary of the same from Oct. 1999 to March 2008. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Pensioner Department of Hoshiarpur as well as Punjab State.

Dr. Parwana holds a Post Graduate degree (MA) in English, Urdu and Education apart from Hons. in Punjabi & Persian.

Dr. Parwana has authored a very valuable guidebook for the pensioners under the title "Pensioner's Guide Book". Since its inception the book has three different editions viz. 2008, 2010 and 2012.

S. Mohinder Singh Diwana

Mohinder Singh Diwana
Date of Birth 11-10-1936
Date of Retirement 31-10-1994
Residence 466, Bansi Nagar, Hoshiarpur-146 001 (Pb.)
Phone +91-98728-26196

S. Mohinder Singh Diwana, is the Senior Vice President, Punjab Pensioners Welfare Association (Regd.), Hoshiarpur since its inception in 1996. At present he is the General Secretary of the Association. He is also the Senior Vice President of Punjab State Pensioners Confederation (Regd.), HO Ludhiana.

Diwana ji has authored two books (collection of Gazals) namely Mitti Gall Kare (ਮਿੱਟੀ ਗੱਲ ਕਰੇ) and Bhawikh Sada Hai (ਭਵਿੱਖ ਸਾਡਾ ਹੈ). Apart from the same he is contributing to the leading Punjabi Dailies and Monthlies and also to books edited by writers of eminence. He has written about 50 critical literary papers and book reviews. He is the honorary life member of Kandi Punjabi Lekhak Sabha.

S. Kulwaran Singh

Kulwaran Singh
Date of Birth
Date of Retirement
Residence 375/2, Aslamabad, Hoshiarpur-146 001 (Pb.)
Phone +91-1882-231095 / +91-94633-76837

He retired as the Principal from Govt. Senior Secondary School, Bhunga, Distt. Hoshiarpur in 2010. He has been elected as president of the association and taken over on 1st January, 2013. At present he is the Senior Vice President of the Punjab Pensioners Welfare Association.

S. Kirpal Singh

Kirpal Singh
Date of Birth
Date of Retirement 30-11-1994
Residence H.No. 448/1, Street No. 6, New Mandi, Goakl Nagar, Hoshiarpur-146 001 (Pb.)
Phone +91-1882-253979 / +91-98550-73809

He retired as the Distt. Employment Officer, Distt. Hoshiarpur in 30-11-1994. He has been elected as general secretary of the association since 2002. At present he is the Patron of the Association.

Sh. Nirmal Singh Saini

Nirmal Singh Saini
Date of Birth
Date of Retirement
Residence H.No. 18, Street No. 2, Anmol Nagar,
Hoshiarpur-146 001 (Pb.)
Phone +91-98728-26196

He retired from Punjab Industrial Training Department, ITI, Hoshiarpur. He is the finance secretary of the association since 17-12-2008.