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This is a Site for the Veterans Maintained by the All India BSNL Pensioners’ Welfare Association born at 1215 hours on 20th August 2009 in a massive Convention of BSNL Pensioners from 15 Telecom Circles with a solemn declaration that it shall work to protect and safeguard the interest of entire BSNL Pensioners in the country, without any political, regional, communal or cadre bias. We shall work unitedly irrespective of the organisations with which we had association while in service.     
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Tamilnadu circle www.aibsnlpwatn.blogspot.in
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STR DN www.aibsnlpwastrdn.webs.com
RTD BSNL EXE www.aibsnlrea.org
news and events

 

 

 
 
  • PRESIDENT: COM. RAMANKUTTY P S, TRIVANDRUM 09447551555
  • GENERAL SECRETARY: COM. G NATARAJAN, CHENNAI 9444929799
  • DY. GENENERAL SECRETARY: COM. CHHIDU SINGH, NEWDELHI 9868501066
  • TREASURER: COM. S GUNASEKARAN, CHENNAI 9444969400
  • ASST. TREASURER; COM. GURURAJAN, BANGALORE 94488111000
  • VICE PRESIDENT: COM. D GOPALAKRISHNAN, CHENNAI 9444010621
  • VICE PRESIDENT: COM. R B RAMA,   8004018100
  • ASST GEN. SECY: COM . h s prasad, bilaspur cg 09406254366
  • VICE PRESIDENT:  COM. PARMAR B N,  AHMEDABAD  9428544131
  • vice president; r ramachandra rao, eluru 9490286899
  • VICE PRESIDENT: COM. SARASWATHY A P, TRICHUR 9447442412
  • VICE PRESIDENT: COM. SINHA  S R, PATNA , 9470641973
  • VICE PRESIDENT; COM. TRIPATHY J K 9437081999
  • ASST. GEN. SECY: COM. DAHIYA, GURGAON 9868177881
  • ASST. GEN. SECY: COM. DAS M R, SILCHAR 9435173301
  • ASST. GEN. SECY: COM. GANGADHARA RAO, BANGALORE 9448088404
  • ASST. GEN. SECY: COM. PILLAY M J , NAGPUR 9421778786
  • ASST GEN. SECY: COM . SARMA N S , VIJAYAWADA 9440421585
  • ASST. GEN. SECY: COM. SHARMA M C , BHOPAL, 9425605545
  • ORG. SECRETARY: COM. ATMA RAM VERMA, PATIALA 9417429200
  • ORG. SECRETARY: COM. CHANDRIKA SINGH 9430766644
  • ORG. SECRETARY: COM. JAT K S ,  JABALPUR 9424707515
  • ORG. SECRETARY: COM. P C MOITRA, KOLKATA 9433355722
  • ORG. SECRETARY: COM. MUTHIYALU, CHENNAI 9444666646
  • ORG SECRETARY: RAM AVTAR SHARMA, JAIPUR 9414251166
  • ANDHRA CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. K S KOTESWARA RAO  9490799818
  • ASSAM CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. R C DAUKA, 9410226375
  • BIHAR CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. A K SINGH, ARA  9470462942
  • CHHATTISGARH CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. B P S CHOUHAN, BILASPUR 9424140333
  • CHENNAI TD CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. M GOVINDARAJAN 9444952626
  • GUJARAT CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. B N PARMAR
  • HARYANA CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. J S MALIK, ROHTAK 9466445512
  • JHARKHAND CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. R N SINGH, TATANAGAR, 9430711711
  • KARNATAKA CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. R CHANGAPPA, 9448353132
  • KERALA CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. R N PADA NAIR, ALUVA 9446363033
  • MADHYA PRADESH CIRCLE SECRETARY: M P SHARMA 9425605545
  • MAHARASTRA CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. M J PILLAY, NAGPUR 9421778786
  • NTR CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. CHHIDU SINGH  9868501066
  • ODISHA CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. B N BEHERA  9437279100
  • PUNJAB CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. G S BAJWA  9417148460
  • RAJASTHAN CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. RAM AVTAR SHARMA  9414251166
  • TAMILNADU CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. V RAMAZ RAO 09444296085
  • UP EAST CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. M PATHAK 9415335778
  • UP WEST CIRCLE SECRETARY: COM. SHERSINGH 9456849450
  • West Bengal Circle Secretary: Com. M K Das, 9432001237
 

A GOOD NEWS FROM USA

Judge Rejects Illinois Pension Reform Law


CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge on Friday ruled that an Illinois law aimed at easing the state's huge unfunded pension liability is unconstitutional, handing a victory to labor unions and state retirees who challenged the law.

Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz, who heard oral arguments for and against the state's pension reform law on Thursday, ruled that the law both diminishes and impairs retirement benefits for public sector workers in violation of a state constitution provision. The judge rejected the state's argument that its ability to invoke its sovereign powers in an emergency trumps protections in the state constitution for pensions.

                                                     [REUTERS 21-11-14]

GOOD SAMARITAN AMONGST US.

One who donates his entire pension as relief....

Com. Sivanandan
Com. N Sivanandan is our member in Ernakulam district. He donates his entire monthly pension of Rs 21000 as relief to the Endosulfan victims of Kasargod district in north Kerala.

Endosulfan Disaster
During 1976-2000, the Plantation Corporation of Kerala flew some 65 sorties and aerially sprayed endosulfan,

a persistent organic pollutant over an area of about 12000 acres in nine villages in Kasargod district.
This was to eradicate tea mosquitoes in the cashew plantations. 
The people living inside the plantations and downwind and downstream of the experiment were exposed
to this hazardous chemical for 25 years. 
Studies conducted after the ban of the pesticide show significantly higher concentration of endosulfan productsin environmental media like water, soil and lake sediments and human blood, even in a village 25 km awayfrom the sprayed area.
The government of Kerala banned Endosulfan in Kerala in 2001. 
The Central government has banned its aerial spray.  But the victims are still suffering.   
 
Many died. Some are still struggling. Please see photos of some victims.....
 
 
[Click here to view the file....]

24-11-2014

Com. N> Sivanandan, Ernakulam

 

24-11-2014

Take our money, not FDI:

Railway  unions to government



The two major have proposed to the government an unprecedented alternative to privatisation or inviting foreign investment, to help raise funds and improve revenue.

The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) and the All India Railwaymen's Federation (AIRF) had both been demanding an end to the government's opening of the carrier. Now, they have both offered the Rs 10,000-crore provident fund (PF) deposits of rail workers for development of the cash-short carrier, also the country's largest single employer.

"We have proposed using the PF balances of the 13.1 lakh workers and 12 lakh retired personnel," M Raghavaiah, general secretary of NFIR, told Business Standard. "We can convince the workers on depositing this money with the railways on an interest basis, rather than keeping it in bank accounts."

Raghavaiah has said in a letter to railways minister Suresh Prabhu, "Serving and retired railway employees can contribute a loan for investment toward development with an interest rate at 10.5 per cent, which would still be one per cent less than the money borrowed from the market."

 

 

 

KOCHI,   22-11-2014

1000

LIFE MEMBERS IN ONE DISTRICT

Today, Ernakulam district unit of AIBSNLPWA has reached the unique  target
of  One Thousand Life membership!!
 
Com. Jacob Vaz, a veteran trade union leader of Central Govt  staff (DoT pensioner)
joined AIBSNLPWA as the  1000th Life member.


CHQ congratulates
Com. Sasidharan (Dist. President),
Com. K A Augustine (DS),
Smt K P Devakikutty (Dist Treasurer),
Com. T P George, Com. K T Gangadharan, Com. Soman,
Com. R N Pada Nair (CS) etc. etc. for the great achivement
through their systematic and hard work.
 
 
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 22-11-2014

SHAMELESS CLAIMS 

Govt decided to enhance the Fixed Medical Allowance to central govt pensioners
from Rs 300 to Rs 500 with effect from 19-11-2014.
 [We have already posted a copy of the order.] 
 
The decision was taken one week back.  The order was formally issued on 19th November.
Some people organised a Sanchar bhavan march in Delhi on 20th.  
They claim thousands of pensioners participatedd in it.  No problem,  we do not dispute.
The photo given by them itself shows less than 100 people. 

But they claim that because they marched to Jantar Mandar on 20th, the govt issued the order on 19th!!

That is really funny, a joke for all the times.

[Click here to view the file....]

21-11-2014    6 PM

78.2% CASE

Chhidu Singh, Dy GS, New Delhi reports:

"It is reliably understood that the Member (Finance), Telecom Commission
has cleared the File today at 2.30 PM.
The file has reached the DDG (Estt) by 5 PM. 
The same will reach the Section, probably on Monday.
Then, they will proceed to finalise the Cabinet Note. 
Ofcourse, before submitting it to the Cabinet Secretariat,
the DoT has to take consent from the nodal departments."
 
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21-11-2014

FMA ENHANCED TO Rs 500 PER MONTH

The monthly Fixed Medical Allowance to central government pensioners
residing in areas not coveredd under CGHS
is raised from existing Rs 300 to Rs 500 per month with effect from 19-11-2014.
[Click here to view the file....]

21-11-2014

2G SCAM CASE BECOMES MURKIER....

"Twelve days before his retirement, Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha on Thursday suffered a major blow when the Supreme Court removed him from the 2G scam case, saying the allegations against him of protecting some accused appears to be "prima facie credible".  The Apex court, in an unprecedented order, handed over the case to the senior-most officer after Sinha in the 2G scam investigating team."  

                                                                                                 ....news appeared in the media.

It is also reported that some people, close to the accused in a case, met the CBI director more than 70 times!  This is the credibility of  India's Super Cop.  

Mr. Ramyagya's case

We have another case in DoT recently.  Mr. Ramyagya was Member(Services).  
He retired on 30-9-2014.  Till 6 PM on that last day of his service he was in the office.  
But, when he reached his home  there was  suspension order waiting for him!!
 
What is the use/need of that suspension after he made over charge and retired?  
That too for some cases in which he was involved while working as CGMT earlier?  
Why no action was taken then?  
Why he was given promotion if any investigation was going on?  
He worked as member(S) for one month only, it seems.  

Strange are the ways when the case is concerning senior officers. 

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PROTEST AGAINST PRIVATIZATION IN PAKISTAN

Workers and Pensioners of Pakistan Railways, Post Offices etc. staged a big rally on 30-10-2014
in Lahore against privatization of Pakistan Railways, Post Office, Pakistan Airlines etc.

 19-11-2014

78.2% CASE

Our Dy GS  Com. Chhidu Singh met Smt. Annie Moraes, Member (Finance),
Telecom Commission today and discussed progress regarding 78.2% case.
 
Smt. Moraes informed that the File is on her table.  
Chairman, Telecom Commission has asked her to discuss the matter with him.  
She tried but could not meet the Chairman as he was busy today.  According to her, 
after their discussion only the Commission will start drafting the Cabinet Note.
Com. Chhidu Singh conveyed to the Member (F), the serious concern of BSNL pensioners
over the undue delay in the matter.
Member(F) assured that she would try again to meet the Chairman
at the earliest and expedite the process. 
 
....
 

 

18-11-2014  11.30 AM

78.2%... CABINET NOTE

The Cabinet Note on 78.2% case was drafted by DDG (Estt) last week
and put up to Member(S) first and then to Secretary,Telecom also.
Now,  the Draft is pending for approval by Member(Finance).  
Once it is approved by Member(F), it will be sent to the nodal departments for their consent.  
With their consent  only it will go to Cabinet.  
We have requested the authorities to expedite the process. 
                                                              .... Chhidu Singh, DY.GS, New Delhi
 
 
...

 Media news

BSNL-MTNL MERGER

The telecom department is considering offering a soft loan of as much as Rs 11,000 crore to
a potential combination of loss-making state-run telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL)
and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) to address BSNL's concerns about taking on MTNL's mammoth debt on its books.
DoT's plans to deal with MTNL's debt come at a time when the government is weighing the pros and cons of
delisting MTNL and merging it into unlisted BSNL.
 
The government is considering options to revive the two financially stressed companies.
 
MTNL posted a Rs 834.2 crore loss in the quarter through September,
while BSNL reported a loss of Rs 7,085 crore in the year ended in March 2014.

In a recent presentation to the Prime Minister's Office,
DoT had said that it hoped to secure Cabinet nod for the proposed BSNL-MTNL merger by June 30.
                                                                                 [Economic Times.  14-11-14]

14-11-2014

BSNL lost One Million customers in October 2014

Regarding Wireless connections, BSNL is at 5th position with 9.32% market share.

BSNL has lost 1 million consumers (0.2%) in the month of Oct 2014.
And as on date for this financial year 2014-15 in terms of market share 8 million (1.2%).

On the Other side wireless industry has grown by 3% while BSNL has declined its growth by 8.4%.

14-11-2014

Former Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer at
his 100th birthday celebrations organised by
the People’s Council for Social Justice in Kochi on Saturday. Photo: Vipin Chandran
Former Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer at his 100th birthday celebrations organised by the People’s Council for Social Justice in Kochi on Saturday, 9th November 2014. According to the Malayalam calendedr, his 100th birthday falls on 14th November.

Ailments could not dampen the spirit of former Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer as he joined his well-wishers to cut a cake here on Saturday on the occasion of his 100 birthday celebrations.  People from various walks of life recalled Mr. Iyer’s multi-faceted roles as an eminent jurist, legislator, and a human rights crusader, at the event organised by the People’s Council for Social Justice (PCSJ) at T.D.M. Hall.

Even though Mr. Iyer did not deliver a speech owing to his health conditions, he thanked all the people for their continuing love, care and affection.  N.R. Madhava Menon, eminent legal educationist and Chancellor of Ghanidas Univberisty in Chhattisgarh,  delivered the keynote address.

We convey our respectful greetings to  Shri V R Krishna Iyer, the world renowned jurist of India who delivered a number of landmark judgements during his tenure as High Court Judge and  Supreme Court Judge in India.

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13-11-2014

THE IDEA IS GREAT, NO DOUBT.

BUT, HOWMANY  CAN AVAIL THE FACILITY?

The Government has introduced a new scheme for submission of Life Certificate to banks or post offices from where you draw pension.  
According to the new high-tech system, you can file the Life Certificate
from your smart phone or comupter.
 
The Press Release talks about 50 lakh central pensioners, 50 lakh state pensioners, 25 lakh armed forces pensioners and lakhs of PSU pensioners are benefitted by this new facility.
Calculations are correct.   Fact is different.
 
Problem is that   only a small section fo these 150 lakhs pensioners
have smart phones or computers.
 
 
 
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Ravi Shankar Prasad At Office.jpg
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad continues to be the Minister for Communications and Information Technology after the recent Cabinet reshuffle. Earlier, it was heard that he may be replaced. 
 
 

"WE ARE NOT TOO OLD TO FIGHT BACK....."

22-10-2014

Thousands of pensioners of Ireland marched  in city of Dublin protesting against curtailment of their medical care system. Irish government tried to appease the pensioners by making some last minute changes.  But the old men and women marched  with a banner saying "We are not too old to fight back..."

 5-11-2014

DECISIONS OF BILASPUR CWC MEETING

Our CWC met at Bilaspur ( Chhattishgarh) on 1st and 2nd November and decided the following:

78.2% CASE
1.  We observe some progress in movement of files on 78.2% IDA.
2. DOT  is requested to speed up the process of preparation of Cabinet Note, obtaining consent from the nodal   departments.
3.  Requests the Government to take a decision on the issue at the earliest. 
4.  We shall wait for two months and then, if needed, CHQ shall issue a call for some programme of action.
 
 
PENSION ANOMALY
The case is now again postponed to 16th December 2014.  We shall pursue the case. 

NEXT CWC MEETING
CWC will meet at Nagpur in March 2015 to review further developments and  take suitable decisions thereon.

17th DECEMBER 2014
ALL BRANCHES AND CIRCLES ARE CALLED UPON TO OBSERVBE THE PENSIONERS DAY
ON 17TH DECEMBER 2014
BY HOLDING GENERAL BODY MEETINGS AND EXPLAINING THE STATUS OF IMPORTANT ISSUES.

QUOTA REMITTANCE
All branches are called upon to remit the quota to Circle and CHQ without fail before 31-3-2015. Delegates will be admitted in Bangalore AIC strictly on the basis of quota received by CHQ,as specified in the Constitution.
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27-10-2014

CGHS CAN ISSUE MEDICINES FOR CHRONIC DISEASES

FOR A PERIOD UPTO THREE MONTHS AT A TIME.


Department of Health & Family Welfare
OM No F No 2-2/2014/CGHS PPT/CGHS(P) DATED 21-10-2014
 
Sub- Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants
and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding
 
             With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to paragraph (c) and (d) of the Office Memorandum of even No dated the 25th August 2014 and to state that in response to the representations received from CGHS beneficiaries in this regard , it has now been‘decided by the competent authority to withdraw the provisions under para (c) and para (d) of the Office Memorandum No 2-2/2014/CGHS HQ/ PPT/CGHS(P) dated the 25th August , 2014 [view] and to restore the status existing prior to the issue of above stated OM dated the 25th August, 2014.
 
In other words medicines under CGHS can be issued for up to 3 months at a time in chronic diseases on the basis of a valid prescription and for up to 6 months for those beneficiaries who are going abroad, as was the case prior to issue of OM dated 25.8.2014.
 

 WHO IS SUPREME IN INDIA?

THE COURT OR THE OFFICERS?

 

¨           The 6th CPC wanted to reduce the number of pay scales in Central Services.  It clubbed together number of pay scales and recommended a single new pay scale for all of them.

¨           Example: Payscales of Rs 14300-18300(S24), 15100-18300(S25), 17400-20000(S26), 16400-20900(S27), 14300-22400(S28) and 18400-22400(S29) all were clubbed together. 

For all of them the new scale is Rs 37400-67000, with a small difference in Grade Pay.  

¨           The Minimum Pension, thereafter should not be less than half of the minimum Pay (Rs 37400 plus Grade Pay, as per new instructions

¨           Result is that an Executive Engineer or the Chief Engineer retired from Central Water Commission gets almost same minimum pension, though the Chief Engineer got four or five promotions during his service. 

Case Stage I:  Defeat No I

So, the Senior Officers Association and a Retired Chief Engineer of Central Water Commission (who was in S-29 pay scale earlier)  filed a case in CAT, Principal bench in 2010. After hearing the arguments, the CAT ordered that the method of fixing minimum pension, mentioned earlier, is wrong.  CAT directed the Government to refix  minimum pension using the Fitment Table (Concordance Table).

Case Stage II: Defeat NO 2

High officers in government did not like that decision from CAT.  They filed a Writ Petition in Delhi High Court against CAT order. Delhi High Court dismissed the Petition and upheld the CAT order. 

Case Stage III:  Defeat No 3

Officers will not listen to reason.  They decided to file a Special Leave Petition in Supreme Court against High Court order.  They lose nothing. It is public money. Supreme Court dismissed the SLP.

Case Stage IV: Defeat No 4
Government field a Review Petition.  Supreme Court dismissed that also.
 
Case Stage V: Defeat  No  5

Government filed a ‘Curative Petition’.  Supreme Court dismissed that too.

Case VI: Defeat No VI

Government did not implement the Court order saying that there were three other Writ Petitions in the Supreme Court pending.  All those three petitions were also dismissed.

Case Stage VII: Defeat No 7

The S-29 Officers Association filed a Contempt of Court case in CAT.   Only then the Government decided to implement the CAT order; that too for the people who filed the case in the court only.
On 9th September 2014, the Department of Pension issued an order restricting the benefit to members of S-29 Association.

By this time, one third of their members have already left this world. 

Who will  deliver  the benefits to them?  

What about other pensioners similarly placed?  If they want justice,  all of them should file cases in the CAT, then fight in High Court and then in Supreme Court also. Mny of them are above 80. This is the experience of senior pensioners, highly influential  - who held high posts in Service, who  are settled in  Delhi having easy access to the higherups.

SO, Who is supreme in India? The Court of Law or the  Officers? 

 

 

PUNJAB CIRCLE ADALAT MEETING AT HOSHIARPUR

[Click here to view the file....]

PUNJAB CEC MEETING

COM. ATMA RAM, COM. B S SAINI, COM. BAJWA, COM. MANGAT RAM  ETC. ARE SEEN IN THE PICTURE

[Click here to view the file....]

PUNJAB CIRCLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING AT PATIALA

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20-10-2014

78.2% 

DOE Letter dated 15th instant to DOT is attached hereunder

[Click here to view the file....]

20-10-2014

.. WITH THE APPROVAL OF FINANCE MINISTER....

Our Dy GS Com. Chhidu Singh informs from New Delhi:

"The Department of Expenditure has sent a short letter to Department of Telecom on 15th  instant directing the DoT to go to Cabinet and take fresh approval for granting benefit of 78.2% IDA to BSNL retirees (those who retired before 1-1-2007 and  after that date, both).  The said directive has been issued by DoE with the approval of the Honourble Minister for Finance.
It is also mentioned that arrears shall not be paid  in DCRG etc. on account of the notional pay fixation granted from 1-1-2007 to 9-6-2013."
 
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18-10-2014
 
Com. M R DAS (SILCHAR) BEREAVED
 
We regret to convey the sad news about demise of wife of Com. M R Das,
our Assistant General Secretary from Silchar, Assam.
 
Smt.  Das was taken to Chennai, few days back, for better treatment for cancer.
She expired today morning at 5.46 hours in Appolo Hospital, Chennai.  
She was 70 years old.  She retired as a CSS in Silchar SSA.
 
Our General Secretary and other comrades in Chennai are making necessary arrangements
to airlift  the dead body of Mrs. Das to Kolkata and then to Silchar.  
 
The funeral may take place tomorrow at Silchar.

16-10-2014 12 Noon

IT IS NOW UNDERSTOOD THAT DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE, IN THEIR LETTER,
HAS DIRECTED TELECOM DEPTT. TO TAKE  FRESH CABINET APPROVAL
FOR EXTENDING THE BENEFIT OF 78.2% IDA TO THE BSNL PENSIONERS, 
RETIRED BEFORE 1-1-2007 AND AFTER 1-1-2007, BOTH.

THE LETTER MAY REACH DOT TODAY AFTERNOON.


......                              CHHIDU SINGH, NEW DELHI

15-10-2014

78.2 CASE

Our CHQ is receiving frantic enquiries from many quarters on the issue.  Hence, this  posting.
 
On 5th September 2014, in the SCOVA meeting,   the Department of Expenditure gave a categorical assurance that 
they would convey their views on the proposal from DoT  WITHIN ONE WEEK.
Now,  40 days have passed after that.  DoE has not yet conveyed their views to DoT.
 
Why? We do not know why DoE is withholding the File.
Com. Chhidu Singh is making  constant efforts.  Let DoE give their views, this way or the other.
Why should they delay it?
 
When we get definite information, we will convey to all through this Website.
 
Be patient.  We will get it.  Nobody can deny it.  
Some buraucrats can delay it.  They can  do that much harm to the pensioners. 

                                P S  Ramankutty

12-10-2014

BSNL MRS CLARIFICATION

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE HAS ISSUED A NEW CLARIFICATION ON
LIMIT ON  THE MEDICAL CLAIMS UNDER BSNLMRS,
FOR THE TREATMENT TAKEN DURING THE PREVIOUS FINANCIAL YEAR.
 
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[Click here to view the file....]

10-10-14

DPE ORDER ON IDA AT OLD RATE FROM OCTOBER 2014

[Click here to view the file....]

10-10-2014

IDA INCREASE 6.8% from OCTOBER 2014

As we already predicted,  

the DPE has issued orders raising the IDA from  1-10-2014 by 6.8 Percent.

The order is attached here

[Click here to view the file....]

1st  October 2014

IDA RATE FROM TODAY

As we reported yesterday itself, there is a special situation, precarious indeed.
The IDA grantedd with effect from 1-1-2007 was 68.8% as many know.
In fact, at that time it should have been 68.9%.
According to the three months average Price Index, the IDA should  have been fixed at 68.852 percent.
The fraction was ignored then.  It was not rounded off to 68.9. 
 
A smilar situation has emrged now. 
Anyway, let us wait for the formal decision by Dept. of Public Enterprises.

NTR CIRCLE CONFERENCE;

Member(Services), DDG, Director, CGM, CCA etc. arein the picture

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CALL ATTENTION DAY IN BANGALORE 

SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING

Com P S Ramankutty speaking

BSNL MRS CLARIFICATIONS ON APPLICATION OF YEARLY CEILING LIMIT dt 16-9-14

[Click here to view the file....]

  ANDHRA CIRCLE CONFERENCE

The AP Circle Conference of AIBSNLPWA was held  at Visakhapatnam on 14th September, 2014.
 It was a well- organized, well-disciplined, well-attended conference. 
Presence of more than 450 delegates from all branches in AP reflected the steady, impressive and commendable growth
of our Association in Andhra during the last three years.

Sri M R  S Prakasa Rao presided over the conference.

The proceedings commenced with hoisting of National Flag by Senior Comrade Mallisetty Janardhana Rao
and Association flag by Com. P S Ramankutty.

Shri Srimmannarayan, District President welcomed all.

Addressing the delegates Com. Ramankutty spoke in detail on our approach towards the seventh Central Pay Commission. 
Com. Natarajan (GS) spoke on 78.2% benefit, Pension Anomaly case, Call Attention Day on 19th September
and  organizational task.

Com. V V S Murthy, senior comrade from Vijayawada also addressed the gathering.

In the afternoon, an Open session was held which was addressed by the principal GM, BSNL, Visakapathanam
and Com. S P Sarma, leader of SBI employees as well as  our President and General Secretary. 
Com. M  Govindarajan, Circle Secretary, Chennai TD Circle attended the conference and greeted the delegates. 
 
Com. M R S Prakasa Rao and K S Koteswara Rao are re-elected as President and Circle Secretary.  
Com. B Dinakar is the new Treasurer.
 

 

 

 

AP CIRCLE CONFERENCE:

GS ADDRESSING

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 SETTLEMENT OF PENSIONERY BENEFITS OF DOT/BSNL PENSIONERS

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE LETTER DT 15-9-14

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 CALL ATTENTION DAY 19-9-14:  

HOLD DEMONSTRATIONS

 

Comrades,

Despite our efforts the files are moving at snails pace. 
The DOE is yet to return the file to DOT though four weeks are over. 
We have to build up the pressure.
 
The CHQ has decided to call upon our Circles and Branches to
Hold Demonstrations on 19-9-14 and send SAVING GRAMS To the Hon.Minister of MOC&IT
requesting him to intervene. 
 
Please hold Demonstrations with maximum mobilization. 
Savingram text is
 
“ REQUEST  SETTLEMENT OF 78.2% IDA MERGER BENEFIT
TO All DoT ABSORBED BSNL PENSIONERS”

 

ODISHA CIRCLE DIRECTORY

 

During the recently held Circle Conference of our Odisha Circle Unit,
a useful Circle Directory of our members was released by General Secretary Com. Natarajan.
In the picture, Comrades  Natarajan (GS), K  Muthiyalu (Org. Secretary),
J K Tripathy (CHQ Vice President),  P R Das (former Circle Secretary of BSNLEU),
S Gunasekaran (CHQ Treasurer) and A Dhupal (Former Circle Secretary of BSNLEU) are seen .
[Click here to view the file....]

27-8-2014

INSTRUCTIONS ON SUPPLY OF MEDICINES

The Department of Health has issued fresh instructions regarding supply of medicines through CGHS

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24-8-2014

OUR CASE BEFORE 7th CPC

Today, the 7th Central Pay Commission had a sitting in Bangalore taking oral evidence
from various organisations.  Com. P Gangadhara Rao (our AGS) and Com. B Murthy (ACS, Karnataka)
placed  the demands on behalf of BSNL pensioners. 
A group photo  showing leaders of various Central Govt Pensioners and our leaders
with Chairman and Members of the CPC is given below
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20-8-2014

ERNAKULAM DISTRICT CONFERENCE

A Massive meeting was held at Ernakulam holdings its annual meeting today

coinciding with 5th anniversary of AIBSNLPWA

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27-8-2014

CGHS

Issue of medicines by CGHS...
New instructions from Department of Health and Family Welfare
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 24th August 2014  7 PM

 OUR CASE BEFORE 7th CPC

The 7th Pay Commission was in Bangaluru city today, despite being Sunday,  taking oral evidence from organizations and individuals.  Leaders of various Central Government Pensioners Associations in Karnataka appeared before the CPC and presented their cases.

Our Asst.  General Secretary Com. P Gangadhara Rao, along with Com. Murthy (ACS Karnataka Circle) also appeared before the CPC and ably presented our case.

The response from Pay Commission Chairman and Members was very positive. 

After hearing our plea the Commission informed that they would take up the case with Government. 

It is the usual procedure.

Shri N Bhaskaran (Veteran leader of Central Pensioners in Karnataka), Shri K B Krishna Rao (General Secretary of Karnataka P&T Pensioners Association) supported our case. 

We are thankful to them.

[Photos will be uploaded soon]

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7th August 2014

78.2% IDA to PENSIONERS 

Com. Chhidu Singh, Dy GS reports from Delhi:

As already reported, DoT has sought permission from Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance)
for granting the benefit of 78.2% IDA in pension revision of those who retired on or after 1-1-2007.
The File containing the DoT proposal has finally, 2 days back,  reached the Joint Secredtary, DoE.  
Once he takes a  decision  the same will be communicated to DoT.
We expect the decision within few days."
 
 

30-6-2014

IDA RATE: 91.3%

THE RATE OF IDA EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 2014 WILL BE 91.3 PER CENT.
2.9% INCREASE FROM APRIL 2014.
 
CENTRAL DA MAY RISE TO 107% , PROVIDED THERE IS NO DECREASE  IN
THE COST OF PRICE INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2014. [THIS CAN BE
CONFIRMED ONLY ON 31ST JULY. 2014].
 
RATE OF    IDA     AND      CDA    ARE

Period                                                  IDA rate      CDA rate

Jan- March 2014                                 90.5%         100%

Apr-june 2014                                      88.4%          100%

July-Sept 2014                                     91.3%          107% (Expected)


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AIBSNLPWA CONSTITUTION

The Constitution of AIBSNLPWA is given here in PDF format.

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NEW ADDRESS OF  GS:     COM. G NATARAJAN, B-1, 2nd FLOOR, 

                                  3/2 SRINIVASA AVENUE ROAD,  R A PURAM, CHENNAI 600028.

CHQ ADDRESS 

LETTERS                                                                           MONEY ORDER, CHEQUES/DD

 

SRI.  G. NATARAJAN,                                                                    SRI.  S. GUNASEKARAN,
B-1, 2nd FLOOR,                                                                            H No 351A, RAMALINGAM COLONY,
SHRI SHARADA NIWAS,                                                                C BLOCK, PONNI AMMAN MEDU,
3.2 SRINIVASA AVENUE ROAD,                                                     CHENNAI 600 110
CHEWNNAI 600 028.
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 19,NOVEMBER, 2012

CHQ QUOTA,  DONATIONS, PATRIKA SUBSCRIPTION....
 
Our branches AND Members may please note:

CHQ Bank account is  being operated from Chennai now.  You can remit the CHQ

Quota, Donation or Subscription forPensioners Patrika  online.  
It is cheap and quick.
 
Kindly  provide the following particulars when you remit the amount to CHQ online using NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer system).
 
1.  NAME OF BANK:          STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORE
2.  BRANCH:                    CHENNAI  ANNA NAGAR (WEST)
3   SB ACCOUNT No.         67100927818 (No change)
4.  NAME OF PAYEE:        AIBSNLPWA(CHQ) (No change)
5.  IFS CODE:                   SBTR0000530. (New)

[After transfering any funds, please send an SMS to Treasurer immediately.  

HIS Mob. No. 09444969400 ]

 

PLEASE SEND A LETTER TO TREASURER  SHRI S GUNASEKARAN, RETD DET GIVING THE 

FOLLOWING BREAK-UP FIGURES:  His address is given below.

    PARTICULARS               AMOUNT

   QUOTA/ LIEFE                       .......  

   QUOTA: ANNUAL                 .......

   DONATION                            .......

   PATRIKA SUBN     LIFE         .......

   PATRIKA  SUBN  ANNUAL    ......      TOTAL AMOUNT  .........

              S. GUNASEKARAN,
              H No 351, RAMALINGAM COLONY,
              PONNIAMMAN MEDU,
              CHENNAI 600110.    
 
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 TREASURER of CHQ: 

SRI S. GUNASEKARAN, RETD. DET.

ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER.

SRI.  S. GUNASEKARAN,

H No 351A, RAMALINGAM COLONY,

C BLOCK, PONNI AMMAN MEDU,

CHENNAI 600110.

 

    MOBILE No.  09444969400

THE IDA RATES

from 2007 Till Date 

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