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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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1-8-2014

The privileged…..!

75% hike within five years….

 

Pension of Ex-MPs is set to rise up to 75% –
Monthly pension for ex-MPs may increased to Rs. 35,000 from Rs. 20,000
Former MPs, whose pensions were last revised in 2009, may now see a hefty hike in their retirement benefits. Government sources told HT that the monthly pension for ex-MPs is likely to go up to Rs. 35,000 a month from Rs. 20,000 a month — a 75% hike.
 
A major breakthrough in pensions for ex-MPs came under the first NDA government, led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee when they introduced pension for all MPs irrespective of their tenure.
Earlier, only MPs who had completed a 5-year term were entitled to post-retirement benefits.
The Modi government is also set to increase the rate of additional pension for each completed year in excess of five years. The centre is considering additional pension of Rs. 2,000 per month instead of the current rate of Rs. 1,500.
 
In other words, if a parliamentarian has served for seven years, he or she will get monthly four thousand additional pension on the top of his basic pension of Rs. 35,000.
 
Sitting MPs, who have received routine hikes to keep up with inflation, currently get a salary of `50,000 per month. The additional perks and allowances include Rs. 45,000 per month as constituency allowance, Rs. 2,000 daily if he attends parliament and Rs. 30,000 for secretarial assistance, among other things.
Parliament’s nod is required to enhance the former MPs’ pension. Government sources added that the legal amendments will be brought in the winter session after inter-ministerial consultations.
 
In sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s thrust on welfare of women, the definition of “dependents” for family pension will also include divorced or widowed daughters of former MPs.
 
The government is also mulling the option of providing family pension for a much longer period of time after the MPs demise.
 
The pension for former MPs was introduced during the tenure of Indira Gandhi — Rs. 3,000 per month — but only for those who completed a term in Parliament.
 
In 2009, UPA government enhanced it to Rs. 20,000 per month.
Source: Hindustan Times

31-7-2014  3.45PM

CDA 107%
 
The All India Consumer Price Index for June 2014 is 246 points.
As per calculations, the Central DA effective from July 2014 shall be 107%.
There is an increase of 7% from 100% in January 2014.

 

 

 

 

30-7-2014

SENSIBLE PEOPLE

APPRECIATE OUR STAND

We are happy to note that Bharat Pensioners Samaj, New Delhi
has submitted a supplementary memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission endorsing our demand.

We demanded that Same fitment formula for pension revision  granted to central pensioners
should be extended to BSNL retirees.
We are BSNL RETIREES BUT CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS.
  

We do not suggest going back to CDA pay scales.  It is impossible now, after 14 years.

Our existing  pension fixed on IDA pay should be revised along with other central government pensioners
with effect from 1-1-2016.
The fitment formula to be proposed by the 7th CPC should be applied for our pension revision also.
There should be a definite decision on our pension revision. 
Every time we need not take up the matter for Cabinet approval

Bharat Pensioners Samaj appreciated our stand and and they approved our demand.
BPS has submitted a supplementary memorandum to 7th CPC today.
We are thankful to Sri. S C Maheswari, SG of BPS.

Some others have already approached the CPC with wrong demands and  spoiled our case to a great extent. 
We hope they will understand their folly and correct.
We wish better sense will prevail on them. 

Copy of BPS Supplementary memorandum is given hereunder. 

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

HECTIC ORGANISATIONAL ACTIVITIES

TAMILNADU CIRCLE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 13TH AND 14TH AUGUST, 2014 AT TIRUNELVELI.

ODISHA CIRCLE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT CUTTACK ON 24TH AUGUST 2014.

ANDHRA CIRCLE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 14TH SEPTEMBER AT VISAKHAPATNAM.

NTR CIRCLE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 22ND AND 23RD SEPTEMBER IN NEW DELHI.


AUGUST 20, 2014

AIBSNLPWA was established in the national convention of BSNL Pensioners held on 20th August 2009 in Chennai.

The Association has inspired entire community of BSNL retirees and other pensioners as well.
Of course, we woke up some people and provoked them to work.
Committed to the pensioners of India, without any political bias or political control,
we have worked hard, worked systematically and have grown day by day.
We held our CWC meetings once in six months without fail, debated upon the problems,
identified our tasks and executed the decisions effectively.

BSNL Pensioners appreciated our work and as a result, when we complete five years of existence, we have more than TEN THOUSAND Life members. 


CHQ calls upon our Units all over India to observe the sixth Formation Day in a befitting manner.

Hold general body meetings, discuss the issues we deal with now, embark upon a membership campaign. 

.........

 

HAPPY RAMALAN  GREETINGS FROM CHQ 0N 29-07-14

LET PEACE AND HAPPINESS SPREAD OVER WORLD

 28-7-2014

DONOT HAVE ANY ILLUSION

 

What is the current status on One Rank One Pension?

- Hindustan Times report

The demand for one rank one pension (OROP) was accepted by the previous government and a provision of Rs. 500 crore was made in the interim budget. The new government, stating its intention to implement the demand many times, has also provided for it in the regular budget. However, veterans are nowhere near getting the enhanced pensions envisaged. What is the current status on OROP?

A high-level meeting was taken by the defence minister on July 16 to thrash out issues with Service Chiefs, staff of Services headquarters and the top brass of the defence ministry, including defence accounts and the department of ex-servicemen’s welfare attending.

Also present were the representatives of four major ex-servicemen’s organisations to give inputs and plead their case. Regrettably, the meeting was inconclusive. A deadlock was created over the most basic issue, the very definition of OROP between bureaucrats of the MOD on one side and the uniformed fraternity plus the veterans on the other. The defence minister stated that the Koshiyari Committee’s definition of OROP might not be acceptable to the government now. His remark to veterans to lower their expectations reveals the stand of the government on the issue, causing consternation among them.

The political executive as well as the people of this country must realise that OROP is not a concession but is meant to offset restricted terms of service to soldiers wherein they are retired at a very young age. Here, the definition set by the Koshiyari Committee must prevail in that OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement, and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to past pensioners. It is significant that this explanation had already been accepted by the government. My take is that the government needs to show political will and make good on its promises.

NAVAL REGIMENTAL SYSTEM

The Indian Navy looks after its own. Through the Naval Regimental System (NRS), an institutionalised support system has been set up to provide practical help to widows and next of kin of naval personnel. Seven Command Regimental System Officers and their teams are on the job, getting in touch with families of deceased naval personnel, whether retired or serving, to look after them and make certain that they receive all their entitlements. Regimental state units exist on the ground to meet veterans and widows: while updating their database, they educate them on their rights. They make sure all widows have canteen cards and ECHS memberships besides other documents, enabling them to exercise their rights and privileges.

Started in 2011, the NRS has now been instituted all over the country and has been successful in providing substantial assistance to a number of naval widows. As part of the targets set for the ‘Year of Ex-Servicemen’ in 2012, the outreach programme for veterans and widows was put into motion.

The next year this was extended to the scheme to undertake full responsibility for the welfare of widows and next of kin. The results have been very satisfying. [From Hindustan times]

24-7-14

78.2%  IDA MERGER FOR PENSIONERS

OUR DY GENERAL SECRETARY COM CHHIDU SINGH REPORTS FROM DELHI  :

HE AND COM R.L.KAPOOR WENT TO DEPT OF EXPENDITURE WITH A DUPLICATE COPY OF THE LETTER WRITTEN BY DOT AND MET SHRI VIVEK ASHIS  U/SECY DOE . 

 THE OFFICER HAS REPORTED THE REGISTERED LETTER SENT BY DOT HAS BEEN RECEIVED TODAY AT1:30PM.

 COM CHHIDU SINGH HANDED OVER THE DUPLICATE COPY ALSO.  THE OFFICER ASSURED THAT THE REPLY WILL BE EXPEDITED 

24-7-14

7th CPC  ORAL EVIDENCE BY BCPC AND BPS

THE 7th CPC HAD CALLED BCPC AND BPS  FOR TENDERING ORAL EVIDENCE ON COMMON DEMANDS OF CG PENSIONERS ON 23-7-14

THE INTERVIEW LASTED FOR 90 minutes

Issues were discussed & explained to the full satisfaction of the Chairman & the members of 7th CPC who were very receptive, patient & themselves actively participated in deliberations which ensued.

At the end Chairman remarked that NCJCM Memorandum is very exhaustive, includes most of the issues raised today & that he will take it as a base for consideration.

Pension to BSNL pensioners.

It was submitted that since they are governed by CCS(Pension) Rules 1972. They be treated at par with C.G.Pensioners for the purpose of revision of Pension, Chairman advised to submit separate Memorandum

( AS REPORTED IN BPS WEBSITE)

23-07-14

LOT OF ENQUIRIES

LOT OF ENQUIRIES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY CHQ OVER THE 78.2% IDA MERGER BENIFIT TO BSNL PENSIONERS.  WE DONT WANT TO  COMMENT ON FILE MOVEMENTS.  OUR DY G.S. COM CHHIDU SINGH IS MONITORING PERSONALLY IN NEW DELHI.  THE REPLY FROM DOT TO DOE QUERIES HAD BEEN SENT TO DOE FROM CENTRAL REGISTRY AFTER OUR BUILDING UP THE PRESSURE THROUGH M.Ps AND CENTRAL MINISTERS.  THAT THE BENEFIT OF 78.2% IDA MERGER CANNOT BE DENIED TO PENSIONERS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BEYOND DOUBT  THERE ARE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED.  LET US NOT FORGET THAT THE BENEFIT OF PENSION REVISION ON 68.8 WAS EXTENDED IN 2011 ONLY .  THAT IS AFTER TWO YEARS OF SETTLEMENT OF WAGES FOR SERVING EMPLOYEES.   WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING AND DOING THE NECESSARY SINCE 10-06-13 DESPITE CRITICISM AND ONEUP MANSHIP  PL WAIT AND WE ASSURE SUCCESS AND JUSTICE BE DONE

G.NATARAJAN G/S

17-7-14

CHQ PRESIDENT COM. P.S.RAMAN KUTTY IS ON ORGANISATION TOUR TO MAHARASHTRA.

 HE WILL ADDRESS MEETING AT PUNE AND WILL BE BACK BY 25-7-14

14-7-2014

DOT LETTER WILL GO TOMORROW

Com. Chhidu Singh informs further  that  
the letter containing replies to the queries raised by Department  of Expenditure
(on 78.2%) has reached the Central Registry in Sanchar Bhavan, today evening.  
They will deliver the DoT letter to DoE tomorrow.

 

NEW SECRETARY (TELECOM)

Govt has appointed Shri Rakesh Garg IAS (1980 UP cadre) as the new Secretary ,Telecom and Chairman of Telecom Commission.  
We welcome the new Secretary. 

14-7-14

AT LAST DOT REPLIES TO DEPT. OF EXPENDITURE QUERRIES ON EXTENDING THE BENEFIT OF 78.2% TO PENSIONERS

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

BSNL + MTNL: DISTURBING NEWS.......

 
NEW DELHI: 11th July 2014:  
The total debt of state-run telecom companies MTNL and BSNL has increased to Rs 21,208 crore at the end of June 2014.   
 
[It was Rs 12,983 crore as of March 31, 2012, Parliament was informed today.  For BSNL, it was Rs 3,335 crore,  and MTNL — Rs 9,648 crore.]
"As on March 31 (2014), the total debts on the books of BSNL and MTNL are Rs 5,948 and Rs 14,210 crores respectively," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in the Rajya Sabha.
He said further that total debt on BSNL as the end of June stood at Rs 6,448 crore while it was Rs 14,760 crore for MTNL.
That apart, market share for BSNL in mobile services has come down to 12.3 per cent at the end of May 2014 from 13.27 per cent at the end of March 2012. The market share of BSNL in landline segment has also reduced to 82.57 per cent at end of May 2014, from 85.61 per cent at the end of March 2012.
MTNL, which operates in Delhi and Mumbai, market share in mobile services and landline at the end of May 2014 stood at 4.83 per cent and 57.43 per cent respectively.
 
Prasad said that inability to expand coverage due to financial and procurement problems, lack of adequate skills set due to changing nature of technology and customer centric business with focus on sales, marketing and customer services are some of main reason for decline in market share of PSUs.   He said government has taken measures to revive the two state-run telecom firms which include waiver of Rs 1,411 crore government loan to BSNL and financial support of Rs 6,724.51 crore to BSNL and Rs 4,533.97 crore to MTNL on surrender of broadband spectrum.
"Besides these measures government is engaged in formulating a coordinated plan aimed towards revival of BSNL and MTNL by addressing issues of high employee expenses and gainful utilisation of assets," Prasad said.
The minister said that BSNL and MTNL are separately preparing a revival plan for increasing revenue potential, identifying business opportunities, and organisational restructuring to enable them to grow into customer-centric companies with expertise in marketing and customer services delivery.  ......                            (From News appeared in Internet)

 

10--7--2014

Economic Survey: BSNL worst performer

Economic Survey: ONGC highest profit-making PSU, BSNL worst performer

New Delhi: Oil explorer ONGC again emerged as the highest profit-making PSU of the country during 2012-13 while telecom major BSNL turned out to be the biggest loss-making enterprise, says the Economic Survey.

The Survey, presented a day ahead of the General Budget, said the net profit of 149 profit-making CPSEs stood at Rs 1,43,559 crore in 2012-13 while the net loss of 79 loss-making CPSEs stood at Rs 28,260 crore.

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC), National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC), Fertiliser Corporation of India Ltd, Coal India Ltd and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) were the top five profit-making CPSEs during 2012-13.

Meanwhile, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), Air India Ltd, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Hindustan Photo Films Manufacturing Co Ltd, were among the top five loss-making CPSEs during 2012-13.

There were altogether 277 CPSEs under the administrative control of various Ministries/Departments as on March 31, 2013. Out of these, 229 were operational and 48 under construction.  (PTI)

 

 

Income Tax Structure 2014-15

announced in Budget 2014

Finance Minister presented Budget 2014 today. As far as Income Tax Structure 2014 -15 is concerned, it was announced in the Budget Speech there is no change in the income tax rate for the year 2014-15 (Assessment Year 2015-16)

 

(i) The rates of income-tax in the case of every individual (other than those mentioned in (ii) and (iii) below)

Upto Rs. 2, 50,000 Nil.
Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 10 per cent.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 20 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30 per cent.

(ii)  In the case of every individual, being a resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or more but less than eighty years at any time during the previous year,-

Upto Rs. 3,00,000 Nil.
Rs.3,00,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 10 per cent.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs.10,00,000 20 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30 per cent.

(iii) in the case of every individual, being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or more at anytime during the previous year,-

Upto Rs. 5,00,000 Nil.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 20 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30 per cent.

Other Budget 2014 highlights relating to Income tax 2014-15

  • Personal tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2.5 lakh from current Rs 2 lakh for taxpayers below 60 years
  • Senior citizens’ tax exemption limit hiked from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh
  • No change in surcharge for corporates, individuals
  • Education Cess to stay at current 3%
  • Investment limit under Section 80C hiked to Rs 1.5 lakh from current Rs 1 lakh
  • Exemption on housing loans interest on self-occupied property increased from Rs 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh

  10-7-2014

 78.2% IDA: the file is moving

Com. Chhidu Singh reports from Delhi:

“Secretary, Telecom (Chairman, Telecom Commission) has approved the proposals
on 78.2% as we reported earlier. 
The file has today reached DDG (Estt.).  The replies to queries raised by
Department of Expenditure will be prepared based on the  proposals mentioned in the File.  
Then, Director will forward the reply to DoE.  It may take one or two days more.”
............................................
 
SAD DEMISE
 
We are sorry to report the sad demise of our East Godavari (AP) District Secretary,
Com. D S  Rama Rao at Rajahmundry on 8th instant.  
CHQ conveys heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Com. Rama Rao.

 

 

 

 

9--7--2014
 
ERNAKULAM UNIT REACHES
 
NEW HEIGHTS.....
 
Our Ernakulam (Kerala) SSA Unit has  a membership of 1100 now. 
The second biggest in India.
Biggest  is Madurai in Tamilnadu.
 
Ernakulam has  860 Life Members at present... Largest in the country.
The number may increase to One thousand soon.
Ernakualm SSA Unit is holding its  annual conference on 20th August 2014.
 
We congratulate  Ernakulam comrades.
..........................................

 

 

 

9-7-2014

TRIVANDRUM DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Almost all the district units in Kerala have held their annual conferences of the current year.
Today, on 9th July 2014, a massive conference was conducted in Trivandrum.  Com. P S Ramankutty,
all India President inaugurated the district conference and spoke in detail  about the 78.2%, Pension Anomaly,
BSNLMRS, and our Memorandum to 7th CPC.

A view of the audience in Trivandrum conference is given below.

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

9th JULY 2014
 
DPE ORDER ON IDA TO BANKS
 
Our CHQ has forwarded copy of the order issued by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE)
raising the IDA rate to 91.3%, [effective from 1-7-2014 and applicable to BSNL pensioners],
to the Central Pension Processing Centres of  major 22 Banks in India. We do it  everytime
when the DPE order is posted in their website.
This helps all the BSNL pensioners drawing their pension through banks receive the IDA  very promptly. 

8-7-2014

 AT LAST, DoT  HAS TAKEN A DECISION

On the request of  our comrades, two ministers of Sri Nardndra Modi’s Cabinet
have taken up our case of extension of 78.2% IDA …
Sri Ananthakumar from Karntaka and Dr Harsh Vardhan from Delhi.

Similarly, 10 MPs from different states and different political parties  also took up the case
with Prime Minister as well as Minister for Communications.  The MPs are:
  Sri  Arjun Lal Meena from Udaipur, Rajasthan
  Sri. Baishnab Parida (RS) from Odisha
  Sri. Bidyut Baran Mahto from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
  Dr Dharam Vira Gandhi from Patiala, Punjab
  Sri Magantti Venkateswara Rao from Eluru, AP
  Dr Maitreyan (RS) from Tamilnadu
  Sri M K Raghavan from Calicut, Kerala
  Sri R Gopalakrishnan from Madurai, Tamilnadu
  Dr.  P Venugopal from Tiruvalluvar, Tamilnadu and
  Smt. Vijila Sathyanath (RS)  from Tamilnadu
 
More MPs like Dr Murali Manohar Joshi were too approached by our comrades. 
We are yet to confirm if they have written to the Minister for Communications on the issue.
Anyway, the efforts made by our comrades at different levels have the desired result.

After dillydallying for  months together, now it is reported by Com. Chhidu Singh (Dy GS),  
Department of Telecom has come to a conclusion  in the case.
1.      Pr-2007 and post 2007 pensioners will be segregated.
2.      For pre-2007 pensioners, fresh Cabinet approval is required.
3.      For post-2007 pensioners, if Department of Expenditure permits, the benefit can be given without            cabinet approval.
Suitable reply is being sent to the Department of Expenditure on the above line. 
Now, the ball is in the court of Dept of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. 
We will  pursue  the case further at that level.
 
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DPE ISSUES IDA ORDER FROM JULY 1st 2014

 

No. W-02/0002/2014-DPE (WC) - GL-XII/14
Government of India ;.-
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi-l 10003
Dated: 3rd July 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Board level and below Board level posts including non-unionised supervisors in
Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)- Revision of scales of pay w.e.f.
01.01.2007 - Payment of IDA at revised rates-regarding.
*****
In modification of this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 03.04.2014, the rate ofDA
payable to the executives and non-unionized supervisors of CPSEs (2007 pay revision) is as
follows:
(a) Date from which payable: 01.07.2014
(b) Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter Mar'2013 -May' 2014
March,2014 239
April, 2014 242
May, 2014 244
Average of the quarter 241.66
(c) Link Point 126.33 (as on 01.01.2007)
(d) Increase over link point: 115.33 (241.66 minus 126.33)
(e) Revised DA Rate w.e.f. 01.07.2014: 91.3% [(115.33 +126.33) x 100]
2. The above rate of DA i.e. 91.3% would be applicable in the case of IDA employees who
have been allowed revised pay scales (2007) as per DPE O.M. dated 26.11.2008, 09.02.2009 &
02.04.2009.
3. All administrative Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India are requested to
bring the foregoing to the notice of the CPSEs under their administrative control for necessary
action at their end.
~~
(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary
To,
All the administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government oflndia.
Copy to:
1. Chief Executives of Central Public Sector Enterprises.
2. Financial Advisers in the Administrative Ministries/ Departments.
3. Department of Expenditure, E-II Branch, North Block, New Delhi.
4. The Comptroller & Auditor General of India, 9, Deen Dayal Upadhayay Marg, New Delhi.
5. NIC, DPE with the request to upload this OM on to the OPE website.
~~
(Samsul Haque)

 

Under Secretary

6-7-2014
 
MINISTER SRI. ANANTHAKUMAR ASSURES HELP
 
A delegation led by Com. Ramachandriah ( Deputy Circle Secretary, Karnataka)
and Com Ramachandra Rao(Dist.o/s) met Sri Anantha Kumar,
Honourable Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers with the help of shri Chandrasekar,Social worker and BJP activist and sought his help
to settle our case of 78.2%.
Sri Ananthakumar assured that he would forward our representation
to Minister of Communicationsand the Prime Minister  
We thank Shri Ananthakumar.

4th July 2014

PENSION ANOMALY CASE ADMITTED

Our Petition  has been admitted by the Principal bench of CAT Today.
DoT advocate was present.  BSNL's pleader was not present.
Case is posted to 8th August 2014.
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3-7-2014

NO DA MERGER !!
 
THE GOVERNMENT HAS INFORMED STAFF SIDE IN JCM
THROUGH A LETTER DATED 17th JUNE 2014
THAT THERE IS NO PROPOSAL TO MERGE 50% DA IN PAY OF CENTRAL STAFF.
 
WHY?
 
"The sixth Pay Commission had not recommended any such merger.....!"
 
Sarkaar business as usual....

 

BCPC MEMORANDUM TO 7th CPC.

The Bharat Central Pensioners Confederation has submitted a Memorandum to 7th Central Pay commission on common demands concerning all sections of central service pensioners.
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2-7-2014

CASE OF C&D OFFICIALS WHO OPTED IDA SCALES FROM A DATE AFTER 1-10-2000 AFTER TAKING THEIR PROMOTIOINS.

BSNL CO has issued fresh instructions yesterday to stop recovery from the Group C & D officials who had opted for  the IDA payscales from the date of their subsequent promotion,  
after 1-10-2000.  
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1st July 2014

SECRETARY, TELECOM

Sri.  M F Farooqui, Secretary , Telecom (as well as Chairman, Teleom Commission)
has retired from service yesterday on supernnuation.  In his place nobody is posted  on regular basis.
Shri Sewak Ram  Sharma IAS, Secretary, Electronics &  Information Technology
is assigned additional charge  of Secretary, Telecom for a period of three months from today.
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CMD, BSNL
Shri R K Upadhyay, CMD BSNL also has retiredd yesterday.
Sri A N Rai, Member, BSNL Board  is assigned  charge of CMD for three months from today.
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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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23-6-2014

ANDHRA GOVT RAISES

RETIREMENT AGE TO 60 YEARS

The AP Assembly today adopted unanimously a resolution moved by
Chief Minister Sri. Chandrababu Naidu raising the retirement age of  
stat employees from 58 years  to 60 years.  
 
 
 


WE ARE GROWING

A NEW SSA BRANCH AT ERODE TN CIRCLE HAD BEEN FORMED ON 14-6-14 WITH COM EASWARAN AS DIST. SECRETARY.  CHQ CONGRATULATES ALL COMRADES AND COMS K.MUTHIALU O/S CHQ & PRESIDENT TN CIRCLE AND A.SUGUMARAN  V/P TN CIRCLE FOR THEIR EFFORTS.  

13-6-2014

BSNLMRS:  INDOOR TREATMENT RATES:

BSNL Corporate Office has clarified that if the CGHS rates are not available
for certain indoor treatments, the AIIMS rates should be followed.  
The BSNL order in this regard is given in our Page: IMPORTANT ORDERS

 11-6-2014

 
78.2% IDA BENEFIT
 
As we all know the Department of Expenditure had asked some queries about the case.
DOT  Directorate delayed the reply to the queries due to some difference of opinion
amongst the top officers in DoT as to whether fresh Cabinet approval is required or not 
to extend the benefit to  pre-2007 pensioners.  The file was pending with Member(F).
Now, it is understood that Member (Finance) has cleared the file and the same is
routed through Member(Services) to Additional Secretary.  

A final and definite view  is not yet taken whether fresh Cabinet approval is needed
or not. There will be some more delay, it seems.  

Government is changed. Bureaucracy is not changed.
 

2-6-14

OBITUARY

We convey our heart felt condolences to the family members AND  others on the Death of

COM. SUDAMA LAL SHARMA , DISTT SECRETARY FARRUKHABAD BRANCH AND HIS SON IN A ROAD ACCIDENT ON 10-5-14.  

( News received from Com.Mahathma Pathak, Circle Secretary, U.P. East, : G.S.)

31--5-2014

 PENSION ANOMALY CASE

We have  filed a case before the Principal bench  of CAT, New Delhi
on 30th May 2014 on the Pension  Anomaly of those BSNL staff
who retired without completing ten months service in BSNL.

AIBSNLPWA is the first Applicant.
Applicants Nos 2 to 12 are BSNL pensioners of different Circles,
who retired in different months from October 2000 to July 2001.

Senior Advocate Shri Naresh Kaushik is our lawyer.


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CGHS FACILITY FOR BSNL PENSIONERS

DOT order  dated 20-2-2014

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5-3-2014

BSNL PENSIONERS CAN OPT FOR CGHS

The DoT has issued an order that BSNL retirees can opt for CGHS, if they desire.
CGHS  covers only 25 cities in India. There are lot of complaints about its functioning at most of the places,
except perhaps Delhi, Mumbai and Nagpur.  
A Pensioner has to remit a huge amount to avail the CGHS  facility for lifetime.
 
Our CWC will discuss the pros and cons of the matter and give proper guidelines.

15th February 2014

DG: The International Secretary
 
The formation conference of Trade Union International (Pensioners and Retirees), held in Barcelona, Spain on 5th and 6th instant  had decided that one of the Secretaries of the new International Organisation of pensioners shall be from All India BSNL Pensioners'  Welfare Association. Our delegates - Com. Natarajan and Com. Gopalakrishnan, did not suggest any name  of our Nominee to the post.  Instead, they felt it appropriate to consult  other office-bearers and then give the name. They came  back with the promise that the name will be given within a period of ten days.
 
All the office-bearers whom  we could contact these days suggested only one name: It shall be none other than Com. D Gopalakrishnan. 
Only one person did not agree.  That was DG himself.

Today, after lot of persuation by Comrades  P S Ramankutty, Natarajan, Muthiyalu, Gangadhara Rao, Chengappa, Rama Rao, M Govindarajan and others, DG finally agreed to take up the post.

Hence, AIBSNLPWA has formally decided to nominate

Com. D  Gopalakrishnan to the post of Secretary, TUI (P&R).

 

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5th February 2014

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR PENSIONERS

A new international organisation for pensioners and retirees has been established  under the banner of
World Federation of  Trade Unions, in the conference held in Barcelona, Spain. 
The conference will end tomorrow.  Our leaders presented a very well-studied document on Indian Pension system in the Barcelona Conference which received very good acclaim from all the delegates.
 

20th September 2013

FORM 14 FOR FAMILY PENSION CLAIM

Department of Pension has issued a clarification today that if the Pensioner has a joint bank account
with his/her spouse there is no need of submitting Form 14 for claiming family pension in the event
of death of the Pensioner.

But, if there is no joint bank account,
Form 14 is necessary to ascertain genuiness of the family pension claim.
 

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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.

 

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THE IDA RATES

from 2007 Till Date 

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