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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.     
important links

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BSNL Intrane www.intranet.bsnl.co.in
Dot www.dot.gov.in
Pensioners Portal www.pensionersportal.gov.in
Tamilnadu circle www.aibsnlpwatn.blogspot.in
TUI P & R www.pensionistas.info/
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
 

01-02-2015

TEMPORARY PROBLEM WITH OUR SITE

We have encountered with some new problems with this Website. 
Some items are appearing twice or thrice.  We are unable to delete the postings.
We hope we will be able to rectify the mistake soon.
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CHQ CONGRATULATES THE NEW OFFICE BERERS OF SALEM WEST BRANCH HEADED BY COM AMIRTHALINGAM AS PRESIDENT , COM K.RAMANI AS SECRETARY, AND COM ILANGO AS TREASURER ESPECIALLY TO COM K.RAMANI WHO LEADS THE ORGANISATION IN AN EXCEPTIONAL MANNER.

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GRAND SALEM WEST BRANCH CONFERENCE(TAMIL NADU) 30-1-15

SALEM WEST BRANCH OF TAMILNADU CIRCLE ASSOCIATION HELD ITS G.B MEETING TODAY AT SALEM.  THIS BRANCH WHICH WAS FUNCTIONING SEPARATELY MERGED WITH US DUE TO THE CONSISTENT EFFORTS OF TAMILNADU CIRCLE ASSOCIATION.  IT HELD ITS  ANNUAL G.B AT SALEM ON 30-1-15 IN A GRAND MANNER.  CHQ OFFICE BEARERS COMS GN, DG,GANGADHAR RAO,  K.MUTHIALU AND T.N CIRCLE OFFICE BEARERS COMS A.SUGUMARAN,V.RAMA RAO, K.BALAKRISHNAN AND COM AMIRTHALINGAM PARTICIPATED IN THE CONFERENCE.  THE CONFERENCE STARTED AT THE SCHEDULED TIME 09:15 HRS AND WAS PRESIDED BY COM AMIRTHALIGAM AND GUIDED BY  CHIEF PATRON COM M.P.VELUSAMI ( RETD CGM).  

COM D.GOPALAKRISHNAN CHQ VP WHO WAS THE CHIEF GUEST EXPLAINED IN DETAIL ABOUT THE 7th CPC, OUR APPROACH, AND OUR MEMORANDUM TO THE 7th CPC EMPHASISING ABOUT THE FITMENT FORMULA REGARDING PENSION REVISION AND THE PREVAILING NATIONAL SITUATION AND OUR DUTIES 

COM G.NATARAJAN G/S EXPLAINED INDETAIL ABOUT THE ISSUES FACED BY THE BSNL PENSIONERS LIKE 78.2% IDA MERGER BENEFIT, PENSION ANOMALY AND MRS W/O VOUCHER AND CHQ CALL FOR POST CARD/EMAIL/SMS CALL REG SETTLEMENT OF 78.2% IDA BENEFIT FOR BSNL PENSIONERS WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY.

COMS K.MUTHIALU,GANGADHARA RAO A.SUGUMARAN.V.RAMA RAO,EMPHASISED ON UNITY OF THE PENSIONERS TO SAFEGUARD OUR INTERESTS , STEPS TAKEN TO IN UNITING THE BSNL PENSIONERS AND THE NEED TO REMAIN VIGILANT.

SHRI S.MANI PGM AND SHRI SHEKAR DGM SALEM SSA PARTICIPATED AND WISHED THE CONFERENCE ALL SUCCEESS AND ASSURED ALL HELP IN SOLVING PENSIONERS PROBLEM.  SHRI MANI PGM WHO IS RETIRING ON 31-1-15 ELABORATELY TOLD ABOUT THE ISSUES FACED BY BSNL PENSIONERS, COMMENTED ON THE ROLL PLAYED BY AIBSNLPWA IN SOLVING THE PROBLEMS OF PENSIONERS AND INDICATED THAT HE WILL BE JOINING US AFTER 31-1-15.

WE WISH ALL THE BEST TO THE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS

 

   

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30-01-2015

CDA 113% from 1-1-2015

The Consumer Price Index for December 2014 is released today.
 It is 253 points. From August  to December the Index is same: 253 points

Average for the 12 months (January to December 2014) is 246.91 points.
Increase over 115.76 points (merged on 1-1-2006).... 113.3 percent.
Hence, the Central DA to Central Govt staff and pensioners will be 113% from 1-1-2015.
6 percent increase from the existing 107 percent.

This is only the calculations. Formal order can be expected
in the month of March after the Cabinet gives its approval.

  30th January     .........................   

MARTYRS' DAY 

Mr. Godse and Gandhiji- before the assassination.

Let us not forget the history.

Let us not forget the heroes fallen......

 

 

 

 

30-1-2015

How the govt plans to revamp the scam-hit telecom sector

 


The stage is set for a mega telecom spectrum auction starting March 4, the first under the new government, whereby it expects to earn revenues to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore. 
 
Dispelling fears of the telecom industry, Minister for IT and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad says there is no spectrum shortage as projected by some and there will be more auctions in future. 

In an interview with Mansi Taneja, Prasad talks about bringing back the confidence in the department of telecom, which was hit by scams during the previous regime, and fast-tracking decision-making and revival of PSUs BSNL and MTNL over the next two-three years. 

Edited excerpts:
The industry is not happy with the government's decision of auctioning only 5 MHz in the 2,100-MHz band and the high reserve price for spectrum. How do you react to this and when can we expect another round of auction?
 
Currently, there is a campaign going around as if there is a big spectrum scarcity, but there is none. This (the one in March) is the not the last auction. In the first auction under the BJP-led government, whatever spectrum could become reasonably available has been put up for auction and in the government's considered view it is adequate. And whatever spectrum will be subsequently available, it will be put up for auction as well after compliance with all legal requirements and processes. After the swapping and harmonisation process is over, there will be 15 MHz of spectrum vacated from defence services. Then, we will go for another round of auction but there is no fixed timeline. We have taken the market potential of the spectrum band while fixing the reserve price in the current auction. We are following a fair and transparent manner, resolving pending issues of the previous government and streamlining the spectrum allocation process. 
 

Image: Minister for IT and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad
 
 
The telecom sector was marred by controversies during the rule of the previous government. How would you dispel the industry's fears and those of your department?

Our mandate is to work in a transparent manner, keeping two objectives in mind - consumer interest and growth of the telecom sector.  Yes, there was a lot of depression in the department because of serious scams and many uncalled-for developments. Officers were reluctant to take decisions. The first initiative was to restore confidence in them - this is a new and different government and decisions will be taken now. And that's what we have been doing in the auction process as well.  There were some legacy issues related to spectrum from the defence forces which have now been resolved after eight years through a collective effort of both ministries. 
 
State-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL are in a bad shape. What steps are you taking for their revival. Is a merger of both units still on the cards?
 
BSNL has been ill-treated like anything in the past. It is a hard fact that from 2008-13, there were forces working to ensure the entire expansion plan of BSNL went haywire for reasons that cannot be called fair. 

BSNL did not receive adequate support for expansion. 

Now, with a new person at BSNL's helm, things will change and we are closely monitoring the performance on a national as well as regional level.  
We are not rushing into the merger of the two. The first priority is to restore the financial health of both. For fair competition in the industry, one PSU has to be there in the field. Positive results will start showing within a year and we expect their full revival in the next two-three years. They have to become pro-active, pro-competitive and pro-consumer. The industry was expecting rules on spectrum sharing and trading to be out before the auction but there has been no word from the government on that. Spectrum sharing and trading guidelines are being finalised. There is a process. It will go to the Trai and then come back to the department. We will take a call on this and rules will be notified. This procedure has to be respected. 
 
Source: 
 

 30th January.........................   

MARTYRS' DAY 

Mr. Godse and Gandhiji- before the assassination.

Let us not forget the history.

Let us not forget the heroes fallen......

 

30-1-2015

How the govt plans to revamp the scam-hit telecom sector


The stage is set for a mega telecom spectrum auction starting March 4, the first under the new government, whereby it expects to earn revenues to the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore. 
 
Dispelling fears of the telecom industry, Minister for IT and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad says there is no spectrum shortage as projected by some and there will be more auctions in future. 

In an interview with Mansi Taneja, Prasad talks about bringing back the confidence in the department of telecom, which was hit by scams during the previous regime, and fast-tracking decision-making and revival of PSUs BSNL and MTNL over the next two-three years. 

Edited excerpts:

The industry is not happy with the government's decision of auctioning only 5 MHz in the 2,100-MHz band and the high reserve price for spectrum. How do you react to this and when can we expect another round of auction?

Currently, there is a campaign going around as if there is a big spectrum scarcity, but there is none. This (the one in March) is the not the last auction. 

In the first auction under the BJP-led government, whatever spectrum could become reasonably available has been put up for auction and in the government's considered view it is adequate. 

And whatever spectrum will be subsequently available, it will be put up for auction as well after compliance with all legal requirements and processes. After the swapping and harmonisation process is over, there will be 15 MHz of spectrum vacated from defence services. 

Then, we will go for another round of auction but there is no fixed timeline. We have taken the market potential of the spectrum band while fixing the reserve price in the current auction. 

We are following a fair and transparent manner, resolving pending issues of the previous government and streamlining the spectrum allocation process. 

Image: Minister for IT and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad
 
 

The telecom sector was marred by controversies during the rule of the previous government. How would you dispel the industry's fears and those of your department?

Our mandate is to work in a transparent manner, keeping two objectives in mind - consumer interest and growth of the telecom sector. 

Yes, there was a lot of depression in the department because of serious scams and many uncalled-for developments. Officers were reluctant to take decisions. The first initiative was to restore confidence in them - this is a new and different government and decisions will be taken now. And that's what we have been doing in the auction process as well. 

There were some legacy issues related to spectrum from the defence forces which have now been resolved after eight years through a collective effort of both ministries. 

State-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL are in a bad shape. What steps are you taking for their revival. Is a merger of both units still on the cards?

BSNL has been ill-treated like anything in the past. It is a hard fact that from 2008-13, there were forces working to ensure the entire expansion plan of BSNL went haywire for reasons that cannot be called fair. 

BSNL did not receive adequate support for expansion. 

Now, with a new person at BSNL's helm, things will change and we are closely monitoring the performance on a national as well as regional level. 

We are not rushing into the merger of the two. The first priority is to restore the financial health of both. For fair competition in the industry, one PSU has to be there in the field. 

Positive results will start showing within a year and we expect their full revival in the next two-three years. They have to become pro-active, pro-competitive and pro-consumer. 

The industry was expecting rules on spectrum sharing and trading to be out before the auction but there has been no word from the government on that. 

Spectrum sharing and trading guidelines are being finalised. There is a process. It will go to the Trai and then come back to the department. We will take a call on this and rules will be notified. This procedure has to be respected. 

Is there a proposal to restructure India Post fully? How many new entities will be created and would you rope in professionals from the private world to run them?

The vast network of India Post has to be explored in various fields, be it e-commerce, banking, insurance or others. 

The report of the committee for restructuring has been submitted and we had a meeting with the PMO. We are taking steps towards that. 

For new challenges, professional running is a precondition but what will be the architecture will be decided later. 

Under the Digital India programme, what new initiatives are being planned?

NOFN (national optic fibre network) is one part of Digital India, which will connect 150,000 panchayats across the country. 

We are also formulating a policy for setting up call centres in small towns and rural areas. 

BPOs have mainly been restricted to seven-eight cities. We want BPOs to be set up in Gorakhpur, Jalandhar, Idukki, Aurangabad and other such small towns. The government will create a policy for enabling of such call centres with due hand-holding and incentives to private players. 

The policy will be finalised soon.

Source: 
 

30th January.........................   MARTYRS' DAY 

Mr. Godse and Gandhiji- before the assassination.

Let us not forget the history.

Let us not forget the heroes fallen......

 

29-1-2015

A NEW HEALTH  INSURANCE SCHEME

FOR CENTRAL   GOVT.  STAFF, PENSIONERS AND OTHERS.

Proposed in 2009, but not yet started.

A report in the Press.

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    A SPECIAL CONVENTION ON PENSION ANOMALY  AND LAUNCH OF CHENNAI

TELEPHONES CIRCLE WEBSITE ON 27-1-15: CHENNAI

 

GS GN INAUGURATE THE WEBSITE1

 

A special convention jointly arranged by CHTD & Tamilnadu Circle Associations on the pension anomaly case, started at 3 PM.  Com M. Govindarajan, Circle Secretary, CHTD welcomed the pensioners. Com K. Muthiyalu & Murthy jointly presided the meeting.
 
 Com G. Natarajan, General Secretary gave full details about Pension Anomaly. Com Ramarao &  Com K. Muthiyalu also explained about the case. Some of the affected pensioners and other pensioners spoke and gave some details to the pensioners.
 
 Com D. Gopalakrishnan elaborately explained the case from the beginning and the iniative and steps taken by our All India Association to follow up the case. He said that there are 4320 pensioners all over India affected by this anomaly. He said that since the negotiations have  not yielded the desired result at the highest levels, our all India Association has filed a case in the Principal CAT in New Delhi. He told that we will definitely win the case since we are having full knowledge and enough evidences about this case. 110 pensioners attended this meeting from CHTD, STR Division & from the adjacent SSAs like Cuddalore,Vellore attended the meeting.  4 non members also   also attended the meeting. Out of 110 pensioners attended 65 were affected by the Pension anomaly .
 
com G. Natarajan GS inaugurated the CHTD webiste http://aibsnlpwachtd.tripod.com 
com M.Govindarajan  expressed happiness, following the footsteps of STR and TN, CHTD is also now hosted a website for the benefit of members. 

 

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27-1-2015

DO NOT EXPECT THE BEST......  new CMD

BSNL New CMD Chairman & Managing Director with Good Business Strategy
The new CMD of BSNL, Mr. Anupam Srivastava, has written separate DO letters 
to  leaders of Unions, All CGMs, to Director (CFA) of BSNL Board,
Director (Ent) of BSNL Board, GM (C & M), BSNL Board, Members of the staff in CMD office etc. etc. 
In those letters, the new CMD has expressed his thanks for the best wishes and greetings he received.
He has sought cooperation of all in his efforts to make the BSNL work better.
 
In his letter  to the Union leaders he has mentioned:
“As you know that next pay revision is not far but with present negative revenue trend, BSNL management will not be in a position to get the best for our employees.”
It is good that the new CMD has addressed to the problem of less revenue.
Earlier, many CMDs were talking about
excess staff foregetting the fact that BSNL earned profit of Rs 10000 crore with more staff. 

 27-1-2015

Greece: VICTORY FOR WORKERS,

HEAVY BLOW TO FORCES OF 'AUSTERITY MEASURES'

A STRONG WARNING TO ERUROPEAN UNION LEADERS.

“The Troika’s recipe has failed the economic test and now it has failed the test of democratic accountability. The international financial institutions and the European authorities need to respect the voice of the Greek people and explore every option with the new government,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow. “Negotiation must replace edicts as the engine to regenerate the Greek economy.”
Greece’s debt has actually grown under austerity, and in 2014 the previous government actually paid out more to banks, hedge funds and other lenders than it did to its own workforce. The economy has shrunk by 25%, and more than half of young Greeks are out of work. The government will be looking for debt relief along with measures to raise wages and benefits, which have been drastically cut in recent years.
The new governing coalition must also restore fundamental rights to workers which were taken away at the Troika’s insistence. Employers and workers must be allowed to negotiate wages through collective bargaining, to help restore living standards and create domestic demand. Getting the country’s super-rich oligarchs to begin paying taxes for the first time will also help tackle the deep economic crisis, including reversing rampant unemployment, with some one million jobs lost during the crisis.

 

 

 

26-1-2015

GREECE REJECTS  PENSION-CUT REGIME.

A GREAT VICTORY FOR THE LEFT WING PARTY

 Greece rejected the harsh economics of austerity on Sunday
and sent a warning to the rest of Europe as the left-wing Syriza party
won a decisive victory in national elections,
positioning its tough-talking leader,Alexis Tsipras,
to become the next prime minister.

 

 

26-1-2015

THE "COMMON MAN" GOES....
R K Laxman, the country's best-known cartoonist,
passed away on the evening of January 26, at  Pune,
where he was on life support for the past few days.
He was 93.
WE CONVEY OUR C ONDOLENCES....
 
 

26-01-2015  

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY

LET US REMEMBER  OUR DUTY TO THE NATION


 

FROM THE MEDIA.....

 

25-1-2015 

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, IF THE GOVERNMENT WANTS....

 

You install 15,000 CCTVs for Obama but not for Indian citizens:

Delhi HC to govt

 
"Because of a foreign president, you do it, but not for Indian citizens. If we direct you to do it for Indians, you do in months and years, else you do it in weeks. Let's get someone from outer space," the court was quoted as saying in The Indian Express.

New Delhi prepares for Obama: Security personnel take stock of arrangements at Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: Shekhar Yadav
The Bench reportedly said this on Friday while hearing a plea saying that the CCTV cameras installed for Obama's visit to New Delhi on Republic Day not be removed after the US President leaves.

Amicus curiae Meera Bhatia had sought orders the cameras should not be removed in a hurry from sensitive areas such as entry and exit points in Delhi and places that come under high crime rate zones, said the report.

The court has also reportedly sent notices to the Centre, the Delhi government and police, asking them if the cameras will be removed or not.



 

24th January 2015

MORE TAXES THAN THE PRICE

A leading newspaper in Malayalam has reported today that the governments (Centre and State) are taking more money from us than the actual price of Petrol and Diesel. Not only in Kerala, almost in all the states in India.

For Kochi, in Kerala;

for PETROL per Litre

Oil company price                   Rs  28.71
Excise Duty                               Rs 17.46
Free Delivery Zone charge    Rs  00.17
Sales Tax + Cess                     Rs 14.00
Commission for the dealer     Rs 02.04
YOU PAY                                  Rs. 62.38
 
In the international market, the price of crude oil has come down drastically.  But, the people are not benefitted by it. Because, the governments in India increase the taxes.

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23-01-2015

78.2% IDA CASE

A RAY OF HOPE....

TODAY, COM. R C MALHOTRA (CIRCLE PRESIDENT OF NTR CIRCLE) AND
COM. D P S SISODIA (NEW CIRCLE SECRETARY OF OUR ASSOCIATION IN NTR CIRCLE)  
MET THE MEMBER (FINANCE), DEPARTMENT OF TELECOM AND
SOUGHT HER IMMEDIATE ACTION IN SENDING THE CABINET NOTE ON 78.2%.  
MEMBER (F) INFORMED THEM THAT SHE WAS WAITING FOR SOME DATA.
 

SHE ASSURED THAT SHE WOULD CLEAR THE FILE WITHIN A WEEK.



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Obama in India:  ‘Dog officers’ arrive to further tighten the security of US President

22-1-2015  

THE FIVE-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION FOR

THE 'DOG OFFICER' FROM AMERICA 

New Delhi: Dog officers - Commandoes Jordan and Hurricane of the elite K-9 squad of the US Secret Service have arrived in the National capital ahead of US President Barack visit.   They will be staying in suites of a five-star hotel with their handlers. They are the same dogs who single handedly intercepted and pinned down an intruder in the White house in October 2014. One of them was a part of US SEAL team that killed Osama Bin Laden.

These special officers are one-foot-tall Belgian Maliniois dogs. They are important part of Obama’s security entourage.Jordan and Hurricane are President Obama’s best friends. They are part of the core security team. They will monitor areas around Rajpath and Maurya Sheraton where Obama will be staying.

Officers say the dogs have been trained to sniff out even the minutest traces of explosives. These dog officers can also overpower a target within few seconds. They have sharp teeth and can run at speed of 40 to 50kmph.


 

 

 22-1-2015

The All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers, as declared by Labour Bureau of India, for the last Nine years are given below. The CPI for 1-1-2001 is taken as 100 Points.

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Max Increase
2006 119 119 119 120 121 123 124 124 125 127 127 127 2
2007 127 128 127 128 129 130 132 133 133 134 134 134 2
2008 134 135 137 138 139 140 143 145 146 148 148 147 3
2009 148 148 148 150 151 153 160 162 163 165 168 169 7
2010 172 170 170 170 172 174 178 178 179 181 182 185 3
2011 188 185 185 186 187 189 193 194 197 198 199 197 4
2012 198 199 201 205 206 208 212 214 215 217 218 219 4
2013 221 223 224 226 228 231 235 237 238 241 243 239 4
2014 237 238 239 242 244 246 252 253 253 253 253 ? 6

 

The Index figure for December 2014 will be declared in the evening of 30th January 2015 .

21-1-15

A NEW DISTRICT BRANCH IN KARNATAKA

A NEW DISTRICT BRANCH HAS BEEN FORMED IN BIJAPUR DIST ON 19-1-15. COM C.S.HIREMATH WAS ELECTED AS PRESIDENT AND COM  S.T. GOUDAR WAS ELECTED AS SECRETARY.  WE WELCOME THE NEW BRANCH AND WISH THEM ALL THE BEST.

 

 

 

20-01-2015

BEWARE OF THE NEW CHEATING....!!

We are reproducing hereunder a message received from Shri K Retnakaran, Retd DE, Kollam, Kerala. Same type of information was given to me from another Retired SDE of Kollam.  Again, same news is received from Ernakulam, Mysore etc. There are different types of cheats.  Some Cheats got access to the records of DoT. They target pensioners. Do not get in to their trap. Hence this posting.
                                                                                        ... P S Ramankutty

Email from Mr. Retnakaran  To AIBSNLPWA

Today I received a phone call from a New Delhi No. 1203852900 and one Malhotra was on the line.  He was telling that he was calling from BSNL New Delhi and informed me that an amount of Rs. 245440/- was due to be paid from BSNL on account of PF accumulations.  He correctly reproduced my home address and PIN code also my date of retirement.  He added that the amount would be transferred to my Bank a/c on 27-01-2015 and asked me in which bank I was holding my account.  I told him that it was SBI without giving my A/c Number.  He then told that there would be some formalities to be completed before making payment, for which, I was to hold the line for some time so that the relevant officer would come to the line and inform me.  I held the line for some 1 -2 minutes and then another man came to the line and explained to me the formalities.  He told me there should be the necessity of NOC for making payment and there would also be TDS.  For fulfilling these formalities he told to take down the particulars of documents to be sent for getting NOC.  The documents are; Photo, Aadhaar card copy, PAN card copy and SBI cheque  for Rs. 24000/- drawn in favour of DAVIS VALUE CARD PVT LTD NEWDELHI.  Till this stage I heard his words.  Even before that, I understood that this was a fake call for cheating as being read in news papers and from SMS received over phone announcing winning of lotteries.  But this is a new attempt and a new field the cheats have chosen. Do not  give any credence to such calls and get cheated.

                                                                        With regards,

                                                                                                K. Retnakaran, Retired DE Kollam 


19-1-2015
 
UNDUE DELAY
 
As per the information we get, the File on 78.2% is still with Telecom Finance.
We fail to understand the reason for delaying the matter.
Estt. Section had already prepared the Cabinet Note. Calculations  were made several times in the past. Pension Department and Expenditure Department have already given their consent. 
 
Then why this delay?
1.25 lakh pensioners are waiting for the benefit.

 


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CWC AT NAGPUR

19-1-2015

Next CWC meeting of our Association will be held in Nagpur city on 17th and 18th March 2015. Formal notice is being sent to all CWC members.  All concerned are requested to reserve their tickets to and fro without delay.
 
 
IN THE ENSUING CWC, WE HAVE TO CHALK OUT OUR FURTHER COURSE OF ACTION
TO SETTLE THE CASE OF 78.2%.

16-1-15

SHRI ANUPAM SRIVASTAVA IS APPOINTED AS CMD OF BSNL AND HAS ASSUMED CHARGE.

 WE ON BEHALF OF AIBSNLPWA  WELCOME AND WISH HIM  SUCCESS 

14-01-15   HAPPY PONGAL,  MAKAR SHANKARANTHI AND LOHRI TO ALL

 

 

 

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14-1-2015

78.2% CASE: 

THE FILE IS STILL IN DOT FINANCE....!!

Com. R C Malhotra,  Circle President of NTR Circle reports from Delhi that:
The Cabinet Note  prepared by Estt Section is still with Finance wing of Department of Telecom.
The Director has cleared it and the same is pending with a DDG in Telecom Finance now. 
 
We fail to understand the intention of Telecom Finance in delaying the file
concerning 1.25 lakh BSNL retirees.
 
Honourable Prime Minister talks a lot about good governance.
But, Bureaucrats have the same old attitude and work culture.
 
 

14-01-2015

NC JCM strongly opposes the Corporatization and Privatization of  Government Establishments

Government has taken serious steps to set up a corporation to carry on the functions of the 41 ordnance Factories, presently functioning under the Ministry of Defence

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

 

No. NC/JCM/2015

Dated: January 11, 2015

The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrpati Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

I solicit your kind attention to my letter in No.NC/JCM/2014 dated 16 th December, 2014, wherein we had conveyed the decisions taken at the National Convention of representatives of the organisations participating in the JCM. We are distressed that you have chosen not to respond to our letter till date. We have so far not received any communication from any quarter of the convening of the National Council of the JCM. No effort has also been taken by any Ministry to convene the Departmental Councils.

We have now been given to understand that the Government has taken serious steps to set up a corporation to carry on the functions of the 41 ordnance Factories, presently functioning under the Ministry of Defence. We have also noted that the report of the Committee set up by the Government to corporatize the functions of the Postal Department. The inordinate delay in settling the demands for Interim Relief and Merger of DA is causing distress amongst the Central Government employees. The Railwaymen are particularly agitated over the decision of the Government to induct FDI to the extent of 100% in Railways, which we are aware cannot be done without privatisation of the Railways. The declaration of the Convention, which we had forwarded to you vide our letter cited had amply explained the anguish of the Central Government employees.

In order to register our opposition to the recent decision of the Government to corporatize the functions of the Ordnance factories, we have amended Item No.2 of the charter of demands. We send herewith the revised charter of demands.

The National JCA met today and took note of the silence on the part of the Government to our pleadings. The meeting has, therefore, decided to go ahead with the agitational programmes, the first phase of which will culminate in a massive March to Parliament by Central Government employees on 28th April, 2015. If no settlement is brought about on the 10 point charter of demands, we will be constrained to go for an indefinite strike action, the date of commencement of which will be decided on 28 th April, 2015.
Thanking you,

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC/JCM & Convener

 

14-1-2015

IT IS ELECTION TIME....

In the background of strong political backlash, Central Government has approved the proposal of Government of NCT of Delhi to revise the pay scales of Delhi Administration Subordinate Service (DASS).

As per Principal Secretary of Delhi NCT, Mr.Majumdar’s report, Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the proposal of Delhi Government to revise the pay scales of Delhi Administration Subordinate Service (DASS). Both the DASS and Steno cadre will be benefited by this decision

Majumdar also said that as per the decision, pay scale of DASS Grade-II/Steno Grade-II has been revised from Rs 5000-8000 to Rs 5500-9000, adding that the decision will be effective notionally from January 1, 1996 and actually from December 12, 2006.

Mr.Majumdar has further added that Central government has also approved the grant of Non-Functional Scale of Rs. 8000-13500 to DASS Grade-I/Senior PA notionally from January 1, 1996 and actually from December 1, 2006.

Opposite parties such as Congress, AAP have termed this proposal to revise the pay scales of DASS as a Poll Sop. According to these parties, BJP’s chance in winning of Delhi Polls is not good and hence proposal to revise the pay scales of DASS has been taken up.

However, BJP has defended the decision to revise the pay scales as it is a move increase the pay of comman man.

Source: Economic Times

CONDOLENCE MEETING AT VIJAYAWADA

A view of comrades attending the condolence meeting held at Vijayawada on 5-1-2015
to condole the sudden demise of Com. Chhidu Singh.
[Click here to view the file....]

CONDOLENCE MEETING AT VIJAYAWADA

VIJAYAWADA UNIT HELD A MEETING ON 5-1-2015 TO CONDOLE THE DEMISE OF OUR BELOVED COMRADE
CHHIDU SINGH. 
[Click here to view the file....]

UJJAIN CEC MEETING

Madhya Pradesh Circle had its CEC meeting at Ujjain on 28th December 2014.
Com. Natarajan (GS) and Com. Muthiyalu (OS) attended on behalf of CHQ.
Picture shows Com. R K Tiwari, Circle President speaking. Com. M C Sharma (CS), GS and Com Muthiyalu are also seen in the picture.
[Click here to view the file....]

PEOPLE'S RALLY IN PARIS, FRANCE

On 11th january 2015,   three days after the bloodshed,  people of Paris came out  and

demonstrated their determination to combat terrorism of any kind with a CRY FOR FREEDOM.


 

 12--01--2014

JHARKHAND CIRCLE CONFERENCE

 
The 2nd Circle Conference of AIBSNLPWA, Jharkhand was held successfully in the spacious
Machael John auditorium,Jamshedpur on 7th instant in a very grand manner. 
Shri. Ganesh Jha Circle President,  conducted the conference very efficiently.
 

Shri B B Mahato, the young Lok Sabha member from Jamsehdpur inaugurated the Open Session lighing the lamp. 


CGMT of Jharkhand, PGMT of Jamshedpur and  Joint CCA participated
in the conference representing Administration.  CGMT assured prompt action
to settle cases of Pensioners. 
 
Com. P S Ramankutty and Com. K Muthiyalu represented the CHQ.
 
Delegates from all the SSAs attended the conference.
 
Following have been elected unanimously as the new office-bearers of the Circle Unit:
President:              Smt. T S Pillai
Vice Presidents:    Shri D D Upadhyay
                                Shri B B Ram
Circle Secretary:    Shri R N Singh
ACS:                        Shri S C Mishra
Treasurer:               Shri B Mishra.
[Details will be published in Patrika No 18.]
[Click here to view the file....]

8-1-15

DPE ISSUES ORDER FOR INCREASED IDA FROM 1-1-2015

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

7-1-15  COAL WORKERS ON STRIKE TO SAVE THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF INDIA

ALL THE WORKERS OF COAL INDIA LTD ARE ON STRIKE FROM 6-1-15 FOLLWING

A JOINT CALL BY ALL THE CENTRAL TRADE  UNIONS (AITUC,CITU,HMS,INTUC,BMS)

AGAINST THE CENTRAL GOVT MOVE TO DENATIONALISE COAL INDUSTRY.  WILL

AFFECT POWER PRODUCTION 

CONDOLENCE MEETING FOR CHHIDU SINGH  5-1-15  

 COM R.C.MALHOTRA  PRESIDENT NTR CIRCLE REPORTS FROM DELHI:  

A WELL ATTENDED CONDOLENCE MEETING FOR COM CHHIDU SINGH WAS HELD

ON 5-1-15 AT  CTO EASTERN COURT IN WHICH MORE THAN 250 PERSONS

PARTICIPATED AND PAID THEIR LAST RESPECTS THE LEADER WHO WAS A PART

OF THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE

3-1-2015

CONDOLENCE MEETING AT TRIVANDRUM

Com. P S Ramankutty speaks on Com. Chhidu Singh

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

3-1-2015
 
CONDOLENCE MEETING AT TRIVANDRUM
 
Trivandrum district unit of our Association held a meeting today  to condole the demise of
Com. Chhidu Singh. 
Com. P S Ramankutty (National  President) spoke elaborately
on his aquiantance with Com. Chhidu Singh.
Com. R N Pada Nair (CS, Kerala), P K Gopala Pillai (Circle President), Com. V Sarangadharan Nair (VP)
and Former CHQ Treasurer Com. G Rajendran also spoke on Com. Chhidu Singh.
[Click here to view the file....]

01-01-2015

NEW YEAR THOUGHTS

 PRICE RISE AND DA

As reported  in this website yesterday, the IDA rate will increase by 2.2% from today.  
But, Labour Bureau says there was no increase in the All India Consumer Price Index  (CPI)
with 2001=100 points.  
Some friends want clarification.

...........

IDA is granted based on three months average Index.
CPI  for June 2014  was 246 points.
CPI  for July  2014 was 252 points
CPI  for August 2014 was 253 points.
Average for the above 3 months was 250.33 points.
CPI for September, October and November was  253 points. 
Average for these three months is same 253 points.
As there was some increase in the average for three months from 250.33 to 253 points,
there is some increase in IDA rate also, though there was no increase in CPI
during the period of September- November 2014.
 

REAL REASON

It is a fact that there was no significant price rise on many items during the last 3-4 months.
Not because of the policies of Government of India or the State governments in India.
Main reason is that international price of crude oil came down drastically from 130 Dolors to 50 Dolors. 
Because there is a competition now between Arab countries and Russia.
The price of petrol in India should have been reduced to Rs 50 or  Rs 40 per litre.  It was not done. 
Petrol price has the cascading  impact on price of many other items.
 

CENTRAL DA

CDA is granted once in six months, based on average of 12 months CPI.  Index is same.  
When average for 12 months is taken, then there is always some increase. 
For example: CPI for January 2014 was 237 points and for November it is 253 points.   
This increase in CPI for a longer period will reflect in CDA rate.  
CDA rate was increasing by 10 % in six months period.  
Since there was not much increase in CPI during the last four months, 
the increase in CDA may come down to 6 percent this time from 1-1-2015
 
WHY TWO RATES FOR CDA AND IDA?
 
In the case of CDA, the CPI merged at the time of  last pay/pension  revision from 1-1-2006
was 115.76 points .  The increase over and above 115.76 is taken for grant of CDA now.
 
Whereas, in the case of IDA, 126.33 points were merged on 1-1-2007.
The present IDA rate is fixed  for the increase over and above 126.33 points. 
This difference definitely reflects in the  rates of CDA and IDA.
 

31-12-2014

TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

Due to some technical problems, some  matters posted earlier in this page have disappeared. 

We are trying to rectify the mistake and solve the problem.


 31-12-2014

IDA RISE 2.2 % from 1-1-2015

As per the Release by Labour Bureau of India the Consumer price Index (2001=100 points) remained at 253 for November 2014 also. 
The Indices for October 2014, September 2014 and even August 2014 were the same 253 points.
According to the Labour Bureau survey, there was no price rise during the last four months!.
According to the calculations, based on the above official figures, the IDA from 1-1-2015 shall be 100.3%.
An increase of 2.2 percent from the existing 98.1%.
 
[A study by Com. D Gopalakrishnan on Consumer Price Index will appear in the April 2014 issue of our Patrika.  Government has decided to change the pattern of collection of data and the base year for the new Index.}

31-12-2014

TRIBUTES TO CHHIDU SINGH

The “Kriya” ceremony on the eleventh day of death of Com. Chhidu Singh was performed  today on 31-12-2014.  Family members, large number of relatives and his friends attended the function.

LATE COMRADE CHHIDU SINGH

 
Born on 19th July 1941, in the Bijauli village in Aligarh district of UP, Chhidu Singh had his education in Aligarh itself.  After passing Intermediate, he joined the Teletypist training class in Delhi on 9-3-1962, joined the CTO New Delhi in October 1962 and retired on 31-7-2001 as Chief Telegraph Master.

He was active in Students Union in Aligarh. In the training class itself he started fight against unnecessary postponement of the class. Again, for getting the monthly stipend he had to fight.  Mr A S Bhuller (who became an internationally renowned painter later on) and Mr Tomar were with him in these fights.  Mr. Dharamvir, the then Circle Secretary of T III Union in Delhi circle was astonished when Chhidu Singh, Bhuller and Tomar approached him for membership in the union even when they were undergoing training.  Chhidu Singh became very active in the union from the day one in service.  He was Divisional Secretary for one term.  He became Circle Secretary on 16-4-1992 in which position he continued till T III was merged in BSNLEU in 2001.  He was elected as the first Circle Secretary of BSNLEU in NTR Circle. Later on he became Circle Vice President of the union and continued till his demise on 20-12-2014.

In 2009,  he formed BSNL Pensioners Association of NTR Circle and under the banner of the new organisation convened a meeting of leaders of BSNL pensioners in Delhi on 29th March 2009.  Chhidu Singh was elected as the Convener of Ad hoc committee formed in that meeting.  The adhoc committee convened a national convention of BSNL pensioners in Chennai on 20-8-2009 where Chhidu Singh was elected as the Deputy General Secretary of our mighty All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association. . 

He left behind his wife (Smt Maharani), three married daughters (Seema, Sheila and Punam) and son Mr. Nagender Singh and grand children.

  

 29-12-2014

PENSIONERS DAY MEETING IN HYDERABAD

A SECTION OF MEMBERS ATTENDING THE MEETING

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

BANGALORE WITH MORE THAN

1000 LIFE MEMBERS

We are happy to announce that our Bangalore District Unit also has crossed the mark of
1000 Life members.  [They have a total membership of 1230]
Ernakulam of Kerala continues to be at the top with 1034 life members.
We congratulate all the leaders of Bangalore Unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 26-12-2014

 

"TSUNAMI" struck Tamilnadu on 26-12- 2004. Thousands of people died and rendered homeless. Number of Volunteers came to the help of the affected people.  Com. Pitchai Mohan Raj, our District Secretary of Kalmandapam branch in Chennai was one of the volunteers who rose to the occasion showing unusual courage and helped the people. 

On the tenth anniversary of 'TSunami',  Com. Pitchai Mohan Raj received "SELFLESS SERVICE AWARD - TSUNAMI 2004"   from Madam Karikali IAS, Personal Secretary of Governor of Tamilnadu for the selfless service.  We are proud of Com. Mohan Raj.

BANGALORE MEETING

A well attended General Body meeting was held in Bangalore on 23rd December 2014.
Com. P S Ramankutty (President) spoke on Late Com. Chhidu Singh and PENSIONERS DAY.
Com. G Natarajan(GS) spoke on organisational matters.
Com. D Gopalakrishnan (VP) spoke on 78.2% IDA Case, Pension Anomaly Case, MRS, 7th CPC etc.
The meeting took a decision to collect Rs 2000 per member for hosting the next AIC in Bangalore city.

After the meeting All  India leaders and Circle leaders visited the proposed locations for our AIC.

 

PSR, GN and DG in DELHI

Comrades P S Ramankutty, G Natarajan and D Gopalakrishnan reached Delhi on 21st evening and visited the bereaved family members of Com. Chhidu Singh.  They conveyed heartfelt condolences on behalf of entire memebrs of our Association.

It was gathered that Chhidu Singh had chest pain and shivering on 19-12-2014 night.  He was admitted in the nearby hospital immediately. 

ECG did not show any abnormality.   On 20th morning at 9.30 also the ECG was normal.  But, by 10 AM he had a massive heart attack.  He died  suddenly in the IC Unit itself.  He left behind his wife, three married daughters and a son who is also married. 

But his sudden demise created a void for the BSNL pensioners all over India that  cannot befilled up.


 

 

20-12-14 BLACK DAY 

 

 

 

 

 

COM CHHIDU SINGH OUR DEDICATED WORKER AND DEPUTY GENERALSECRETARY IS NO MORE. HE LEFT US ALL TO THE HEAVENLY ABODE TODAY MORNING DUE TO A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AT NEW DELHI.

HE WAS THE FIRST CONVENOR OF THE ADHOC COMMITTEE OUR

ASSOCIATION. HE BECAME DY.GENERAL SECRETARY IN THE

FORMATION CONFERENCE AT CHENNAI IN AUGUST 2009. WE CONVEY OUR DEEPLY FELT CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND CALL UPON OUR BRANCHES AND CIRCLES TO OBSERVE MOURNING FOR ONE WEEK AS A MARK OF RESPECT TO THE DEPARTED SOUL

 

20-12-2014

[Extracts from www.aibsnlpwastrd.webs.com]

 

NO MORE PRINTED COPY TELEPHONE BILL    

TO BSNL EMPLOYEES & PENSIONERS:

            

To encourage 'GREEN MOVEMENT' initiative, BSNL has issued orders to stop printing and distributing the physical bills to BSNL employees for their residential service landIine/broadband connection (for both serving & retired BSNLemployees) from          
1-2-2015. Only 'E-bill' may be sent to them on their registered mail IDs.
 

Pensioners may forget to make Telphone Bill payment hereafter since there is no bill coming to their hand. To avoid the disconnection of the telephone service pensioners may follow the easiest way mentioned below: 

1.    Make online payment through network banking.
2.    Make payment through customer service centers.
3.    Make ECS payment facility. This is very simple. Simply submit a request in a prescribed Form to the BSNL Accounts Officer with the approval from the bank for ECS payment. 

       (The ECS form can be downloaded from our website also from under “ALL FORMS” link above at the left side top .) 

20-12-2014

RAMANKUTTY, NATARAJAN AND DG IN BANGALORE

GS  G Natarajan and Vice President  D Gopalakrishnan will visit Bangalore on 23-12-2014. 
P S Ramankutty, President will be in Bangalore during the period on a private visit. 
They will attend a meeting in the city on 23-12-14 organised by Bangalore SSA Unit and,  
thereafter, visit the proposed venue to hold our next All India Conference,
which is near to the Bangaluru Cantt . Railway Station.

NO PROPOSAL  

TO  REDUCE  RETIREMENT AGE

The Minister for Personnel has told parliament in a reply that there is no proposal before the Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years in the case of central government employees, as reported by Media. 

 

PENSIONERS DAY OBSERVED

BY OUR BRANCHES 

ALL OVER INDIA

ENTHUSIASTICALLY
 

 

Our Central Head Quarters is receiving reports through email, SMS  and phone calls about enthusiastic observation of Pensioners Day 2014 in a befitting manner, paying tributes to late Mr D S Nakara, who was instrumental in getting the landmark judgement from Supreme Court of India on 17-12-1982.  More reports and photos are expected. We shall publish them as and when received.
Few reports already received are given below.
Photos are given as separate attachments.

ERNAKULAM CELEBRATES IT

WITH 1034 LIFE MEMBERS

Pensioners Day was observed in a remarkable manner at Ernakulam (Kochi). 
It was a celebration of having achieved life membership of 1000.
But, before the meeting started itself the number of Life membership rose 1034.
Some more comrades enlisted as life members during the meeting also. 

Kerala Circle Association presented a memento to District Secretary, Com. K A Augustine, as token of our appreciation of the systematic and dedicated work done by the team led by Com. Augustine.

Another lovely function was felicitation of Com. Sivanandan, a Life member who donates his entire pension of Rs 21000 every month to give some relief to victims of Endosulfan, sprayed over 25 villages in the north-most district (Kasargode) of Kerala who are suffering from very very severe problems. (Please see the article appearing in our Patrika No 17 on this.) 

Com. P S Ramankutty, All India President presented a memento to Com. Sivanandan and spoke on the great service rendered by him.

13 senior members (DoT pensioners), who have crossed the age of 80 years were also felicitated on the occasion. Com. Jacob Vaz, a senior pensioner replied on behalf of all the 13 senior comrades.

The District Association brought out a Telephone Directory of our members (1200 people in total) with their photographs, telephone numbers, PPO number, date of retirement  and other particulars.   Com. P S Ramankutty released the Directory handing over a copy to Com. T P George.

Thereafter, Com. P S Ramankutty spoke on Nakara Case, its impact, 78.2% case, Pension anomaly Case, BSNLMRS, CGHS, 7th CPC, ensuing AIC at Bangalore etc. etc.

The Hall was jam-packed with more than 450 members, including large number of lady comrades.

 

 WEST GODAVARI - AP

As usual the our Comrades in West Godavari (AP) observed Pensioners Day by organising charity services.  Our leaders visited Missioneries of Charity, the orphanage run by Mother Teresa's disciplies, Parivarthan, a school for duff and dump children, Childline shleter, an orphanage  for the destitue children and distributed food, fruits etc.

Our all India Vice President Shri R Ramachandran Rao, other  leaders of the SSA Unit like S S Apparao, N Adinarayana, A Satyanarayana, J V Narayana, P V Rao, S Durga Rao etc. participated in the noble work.


SILCHAR -ASSAM

Com. M R Das, AGS informs that the Day observed in a befitting manner.  More than 90 members attended.


KOLKATA

Com. P C Moitra, Org. Secretary ifnorms that the function orghanised in CTO  premises was attended by more than 75 members.


TENKASI (TN).

The meeting conducted in Subbaraja Trust Hall, Railway Feeder Road, Tenkasi was presided over by the Vice president Sri.S.Sankara Sadasivam and  the Chief Guest of the meeting was Sri.Mailerumperumal. former Director of Department of Telecom, New Delhi.

In the meeting the Senior Pensioners, aged  more than  80 years , Sri.M.Rajiah, S.Sudalaimuthu Pandian, A.Senthilvinayagam, S.Swaminathan, V.S.Velusamy and Sri.S.Chellappa were honoured by the chief guest.

Sri.S.Chellappa,  the Secretary of the association welcomed all and discussed the local problems of the association briefly. Nearly 80 pensioners were present.  Sri.Ramanthan(SNEA), Sri.Aryangavu(NFTE) and Sri.Ramasubbu(BSNLEU) addressed.  Sri.N.Velayutham, the Treasurer  thanked all.


NAGERCOIL-TN

More than 90 members of AIBSNLPWA attended the special meeting held in the conference hall of Telephone Exchange, Nagercoil. The star speaker was  Shri Ponneelan, popular Tamil writer who spoke on the Nakara Case, Justice Y V Chandrachud,  seniors citizens, the attitude of society towards the senior citizens etc.

District Secretary Com. A Cehllaiah welcomed and Treasurer Com. Anthonyswamy proposed vote of thanks.


TIRUNELVELI, TAMILNADU

It was a large gathering  in the meeting held specially to celebrate Pensioners Day at Tirunelveli.  More than 300 pensioners, including  50 ladies, participated.  District President Com. E Kanagaraj presided over.  District Secretary Com. S Arunachalam, welcoming the gathering spoke on Nakara case, its impact on the pension system in India as well as the various issues concerning BSNL pensioners.

Sri B Muruganandam, GM BSNL Tirunelveli  was the Chief Guest.  Com. Kasiviswanathan of AITUC,  Sri. Shunmugasundar Raja of Postal and RMS Pensioners Association and others greeted.

34 pensioners who completed 70 years of old were honoured.


PONDICHERRY- TN Circle

 83 comrades attended the special meeting.  Out of them 77 are Life Members. A Telephone directory of BSNL pensioners was released on the occasion.


TANUKU WG-AP

It was mainly the charity that marked observation of Pensioners Day at Tanuku, Andhra.

Sarvasri  NVVVSS Nageswara Rao,  District  Chief Advisor , P. Jagannadha Reddy President,  B. Veerraju, Branch Secretary, P. Purnacharyulu Assistant Secretary, Ch. Venkateswarlu Financial Secretary of Local Branch visited Sandhya Jyothi Vruddha Aasramam and Arya vysya Vruddha Janasramam of Tanuku and distributed fruits to Senior citizens. (The photo received could not be uploaded due to some technical problems.)


VIJAYAWADA, AP

On the occasion of "Pensioner's Day" the members of the Vijayawada Pensioner's Assn met at ''PREM DAN'' a charity home of Mother Teresa foundation in Vijayawada.  With the donations raised from members they provided Lunch and fruits to the inmates (about 90) by paying Rs3,000/- and also handed over 75 mtrs of Rexin cloth worth Rs.12,000/-for spreading on the beds (as required by them) .Com.N.R.K.Murthy Dist.President.and Com.M.R.S.Prakasarao Circle President spoke on the occasion.


CALICUT - KERALA

More than 300 people participated in the Pensioners Day  function held in Alakapuri Hotel auditorium, Calicut.  Shri K C Kunhiraman Nair, District President presided over.  Sri V M N Iyer, Asst Circle Secretary inaugurated the meeting which was addressed by P Narayanan Moosad , T V Krishnan, C Janardhanan Nair, Smt Annie Preman, C K Surendran and others.  Active participation of large number lady members is always a siginificant aspect of Calicut meetings.


VELLORE-TN

            Pensioners Day was celebrated in a special meeting conducted at Vellore. The gathering is more than 150 pensioners including 20 lady family pensioners. Meeting presided over by Sri Pon. Arumugam and V .Arumugapandi,  Sri.M.Thangaraj welcomed all.  .Sri M.Panneer Selvam inaugurated.  S/s C.Murugan, P.Mani, A.Venkatesan, A.Velayutham, T.Arumugam, V.Dharuman, M Rrajendran and M.Selvarajan spoke on pensioners issues.

            Sri.V.S.Muthukumaran, Circle Organising Secy., Sri P.Chennakesavan, Asst. Circle Secy NFTE, Sri.Sethu from Madurai greeted the meeting. Speeches delivered by Special Guest Sri.R.Pattabi, Circle Secretary of  NFTE Tamilnadu and Chief Guest Comrade R Krishnamurthy,  Ex-Secy of NFTE were very useful to the pensioners. Pensioners attained 70 years of age were honoured with Shawl by R.K. Sri.R.Dhanapani proposed  vote of thanks.


KANNUR-KERALA

The special meeting held at Kannur was inaugurated by Com. A P Saraswathy, All India Vice President.  Com. P Balakrishnan presided over.  Com. T Ramachandran Circle Organising Secretary elaborately spoke on the pending issues of BSNL pensioners.  District Secretary Com. C Krishnan welcomed and Com. M Gangadharan proposed vote of thanks.


KOTTAYAM-KERALA

Shri George T Mathai, GM BSNL, Kottayam inaugurated the special meeting organised by Kottayam SSA Unit to celebrate Pensioners Day. He assured all help from his side in settling the problems of BSNL retirees.  Dr. B Girish spoke on the helathcare, which was very useful to the pensioners.  Com. R N Pada Nair, Circle Secretary spoke on the pending issues as well as organisational tasks.  Circle Vice President Com. K Gopalakrishnan, District Secretary Com. M C Chacko and others  also addressed the meeting.  More than 175 members including number of ladies attended the meeting.

 

BHIMAVARAM_AP

On 17-12-2014, members of the AIBSNLPWA,  Bhimavaram Branch, W.G.Dt., AP visited ';EMMANEAL CHILDRENS HOME'; ( An orphanage Home  for children )  and distributed Fruits and Pencils.  S/Sri P. Pullarao,  K. Nageswara Rao, V. Pullam Setty, M. Vimala Prasad, I. Apparao,  V.V. Satyanarayana, M. Mohana Rao, Ch. V. Subbarao were present on this occasion.   

 


PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

BHIMAVARAM-AP:  Our comrades with the children in the orphanage

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

PONDICHERRY MEETING PHOTO.

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

KANNUR-KERALA MEETING:

Com. A P Saraswathy, All India Vice President speaks.

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19-12-14  PENSIONERS DAY AT CHENNAI ON 17-12-14

PENSIONERS DAY WAS OBSERVED AT CHENNAI BY CHENNAI TELEPHONES AND

TAMILNADU CIRCLES ON 17-2-14 AT BEFI HALL CHENNAIIN A GRAND MANNER.  COMS

M.MURTHI AND SAMPATHKUMAR PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING.  COMM.GOVINDHARAJAN

WELCOMED ALLCOMS V.RAMA RAO, D.BALASUBRAMANIAN( G/S AIFPA)  J.RANGANATHAN

AND G.NATARAJAN SPOKE IN DETAIL ABOUT THE DEMANDS IMPORTANCE OF

PENSIONERS DAY  AND FUTURE TASKS.  COM SRIDHAR PROPOSED A VOTE OF THANKS

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

KOTTAYAM MEETING : AUDIENCE

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

KOTTAYAM-KERALA:  GM, BSNL, KOTTAYAM SPEAKS. 

Com. M C Chacko(DS), K Gopalakrishnan (Circle VP),  R N Pada Nair (Kerala CS) , Dr. B Girish and others are seen in the photo 

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

CHENNAI MEETING:  A SECTION OF PENSIONERS ATTENDED 

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

CHENNAI MEETING: LEADERS ON THE DIAS

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

CUDDALORE PHOTO

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

TIRUCHIRAPALLI  PHOTO 

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

TANUKU - AP :

Our comrades feed the inmates of an orphanage

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 PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

Ernakulam: 

A view of the large audience

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 PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

Ernakulam: 

A view of the audience attending

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 PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

Ernakulam: 

Com. P S Ramankutty felicitates Com. sivanandan

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 PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

Ernakulam:

Com. P S Ramankutty presents memento DS Com. K A Agustine

for achieving the lifemembership of 1034 

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 PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

WEST GODAVARI: Our leaders with the unfortunate children

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 PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

CALICUT:  PHOTO OF OUR ENTHUSIASTIC LADY MEMBERS

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 PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

CALICUT PHOTO: A VIEW OF THE AUDIENCE

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 PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

CALICUT PHOTO

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

NAGERCOIL PHOTO

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:

JAMSHEDPUR  PHOTO

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014

TIRUNELVELI-TAMILNADU   Photo

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014

TIRUNELVELI  PHOTO

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PENSIONERS DAY 2014:        VIJAYAWADA

OUR LEADERS IN THE PREM-DAAN

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  Central Administrative Tribunal

 16-12-2014  12 Noon

ANOMALY CASE POSTPONED

to 11-02-2015.....

Our Application in Pension Anomaly case came up before Principal Bench of CAT, New Delhi today.  As expected, the Department of Telecom and BSNL sought further extension of time to file their counter affidavits.  Court gave time and posted the case to 11th FEBRUARY 2015.

It is the usual tactics of the Government side to seek time again and again to delay the case.  Once we enter in the Court, we have to depend upon its procedures and decisions. There is no alternative. 


According to a reply given by the Registrar of Supreme Court of India, under Right to Information Act recently, 64651 cases are pending in our Supreme Court as on 10-10-2014. Some SLPs (Special Leave Petitions) are pending since 1993...more than 21 years!!   That being the case of Supreme Court, we do not know how many lakhs are pending in lower courts.  

A ‘babu” in the Office denies justice forcing employees and pensioners approach the Court of Law. If the Court decides a case against the employee, then, the babus will issue a general order making it applicable to all. If the court decision is against the Government, then, they file Appeal, Review, Special Leave, again Review, and Curative petitions. The Super  Babus lose nothing. It is the public money that is wasted.

 An engineer in BSNL/DoT or his ‘babu’ having no knowledge in legal matters, but having a negative mind, decides to waste public money.  Pension Anomaly Case is  another example. It could have been settled by issuing a suitable order.   But, justice was denied to more than 4000 pensioners.  They waited for 14 years and then forced to approach the Court.

 

 

 
 
                        THE MAN WHO BROUGHT HONOUR TO PENSIONERS IN INDIA

“PENSION IS NOT A GRACE....
PENSION IS NOT AN EX-GRATIA PAYMENT.....”
32 YEARS AGO, on 17th December 1982, the Supreme Court of India
declared so in the Classic judgement delivered by five most eminent judges of India
in D S Nakara Vs. Govt of India case.
Till 1986, there was no pension revision in central services. 
But, the Govt was compelled to ask 4th CPC to study pension system
and recommend modification, if any required. 
Based on 4th CPC report, pension also was revised from 1986. 
Only because of the case filed by Mr. D S Nakara and his friend
Rear Admiral (Retd) Satyendra Singh.
5th CPC recommended better benefits for pensioners quoting Supreme Court. 
6th CPC also recommended pension revision, but, with lesser benefits to the pensioners than the serving staff....
Now the 7th CPC is on the job.
Pensioners of India observe 17th December every year as PENSIONERS DAY.
A day will come when the Government itself will recognise this as an important day.
 
We pay our respectful tributes to late Mr Nakara
who was instrumental for gettingthe landmark-classic judgement on pension system from Supreme Court of India.
 
......................

 

 

14--12--2014

COIMBATORE BRANCH OBSERVES PENSIONERS' DAY

IN A GRAND MANNER.

A Detailed report by Com. A Vamanan, Asst.  Secretary.

 

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14-12-2014

VIJAYAWADA GB MEETING ON 13-12-2014

District Treasurer hands over the relief fund to the Circle Secretary

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14-12-2014

GB MEETING IN VIJAYAWADA

Dr. Purnachand speaks on healthcare.

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14-12-2014
GENERAL BODY MEETING IN VIJAYAWADA
 
General Body meeting of Vijayawada BSNL pensioners Association is held on 13-12-14 and Com.NRK.Murthy Presided.Com.MRS.Prakasarao circle president and com.KS.KoteswaraRao Circle Secretary explained in detail various issues of Pensioners and problems taken up at circle level.The Dist,Union has donated Rs.25550/-to the Hudhud victims and handed over the amount to the circle secretary.Dr.GV.Purnachand Chief Guest of the day spoke on our food habits. and the need to avoid them so as to live happily in the evening of our lives without visiting hospitals and consuming number of medicines .DIst Union has Felicitated the Chief Guest and the meeting Concluded with a vote of thanks from Com.NS.Sarma. Dist.Secretary.
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12-12-2014

INTERNATIONAL SCENE: 

PENSIONERS STRUGGLE

THE GREEK PENSIONERS ORGANISED AN ACTION DAY ON 10th  DECEMBER 2014
AGAINST PENSION CUTS, DELAY IN PAYMENT PENSION  ETC.
 
...
 

11-12-2014

बीएसएनएल का 1411 करोड़ रुपए का सरकारी ऋण माफ

संचार और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्री रविशंकर प्रसाद ने आज राज्यसभा को बताया कि बीएसएनएल के 1411 करोड़ रुपये के सरकारी ऋण को माफ करने के साथ-साथ 6 सेवा क्षेत्रों में ब्रॉडबैंड वायरलेस अभिगम (बीडब्ल्यूए) स्पेक्ट्रम की वापसी पर उसे 6724.51 करोड़ रूपये की वित्तीय सहायता भी दी गई है।
 
उन्होंने एक प्रश्न के लिखित उत्तर में बताया कि भारतीय दूरसंचार विनियामक प्राधिकरण (ट्राई) की सिफारिशों के आधार पर एक अप्रैल 2002 से पहले के ग्रामीण वायरलाइन कनेक्शनों के लिए वर्ष 2013-14 में 1500 करोड़ रूपये की वित्तीय सहायता भी बीएसएनएल को जारी की गई थी।
 
प्रसाद ने बताया कि 30 सितंबर 2014 की स्थिति के अनुसार, बीएसएनएल के पास 2,32,144 कर्मचारी हैं जिनमें से 67 फीसदी से अधिक कर्मचारियों की उम्र 50 साल से अधिक है। अगले दस साल में अनुमानित सेवानिवृत्ति के कारण, आने वाले समय में कर्मचारी व्यय कम होने की उम्मीद है। साथ ही, बीएसएनएल के कर्मचारी व्यय में कमी लाने के लिए सहायता प्रदान करने हेतु वार्षिक वित्तीय सहायता संबंधी एक प्रस्ताव पर सरकार विचार कर रही है।
 
 

9-12-2014

GRAND MEETING AT VIRUDUNAGAR ALSO.

Virudunagar unit  of our Association is smaller, when compared to Madurai.
But, the appreciable factor is that out of the 310 total members, 260 are Life Members.
175 of them attended the biannual Conference condcuted on 8th December 2014.  Com. Shanmugham, the district president presided over the conference.
 
Com. P S Ramankutty, all India President addressing the gathering spoke in detail about various issues concerning BSNL pensioners and our activities.
Com. S Arunachalam (veteran District Secretary of Tirunelveli), Com. E. Kanagaraj (Dist President of Tirunelveli) and leaders of various service unions of BSNL staff also greeted the conference.  
 
....
 
 
 

9-12-2014

 

7-12-2014

GRAND FUNCTION AT MADURAI

The Madurai (Tamilnadu) branch is our biggest SSA Unit in India.
It has 1450 members now.
 
On 7th December 2014,  Madurai Unit conducted a grand meeting in the PGMT office premises.  400 members participated in the meeting. Com. M Raveendran, District President presided over.  The hall was named after V R Krishna Iyer, paying tribute to the eminent Jurist of India who expired three days back.
 
Com. P S Ramankutty, All India President addressing the gathering spoke on the significance of the PENSIONERS DAY, being observed by pensioners community in India on 17th December every year.  He told that all of us are getting revised pension only because of the Classic Judgement delivered by Supreme Court on 17th December 32 years ago in 1982.  Com. Ramankutty spoke in detail about the 78.2% IDA Case, Pension Anomnaly case, 7th Central Pay Commission and our memorandum to it, various other organisational matters etc. 
 
He congratulated the District Unit headedd by Com. G R Dharmarajan for maintaining its Number ONE position  in the country and for their systematic functioning.  He called upon more members to enlist themselves as  Life members and Life time Susbcribers of our Patrika. There was a commendable response to his call.  Many paid subscription and became Life members immediately after the meeting also.
 
More than 35  senior comrades who have completed the age of 75 years were felicitated on the occasion.Similarly, the District Unit distributd Photo ID Cards to all the Life members.
 
Few photos of the function are given above.
Another view of the audience is available in the photo attached below.
 
 
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6-12-2014

78.2% CASE

It is understood that the Cabinet Note, finalised by the Directorate,
is being circulated amongst senior officers for their approval. 
We are told that the Note could be sent to the other Ministries
(Finance, Heavy Industries, Law and Pension) for their concurrence
before end of this month.

 

SAD   DEMISE

Sh. C P SUDHAR, MEERUT

We report with sorrow, the sad demise of Shri. C P Sudhar (70),
our Circle President of UP West Circle. He was a retired DGM.
He expired on 5th December 2014 at Meerut after a brief illness.
CHQ conveys its deep condolences to the bereaved family of Shri Sudhar.
 

Sh. Rajaretnam, Trivandrum

Shri Rajaretnam, a very active member of Trivandrum Unit died on 5th December 2014 morning. 
He took his ailing wife to the hospital. 
While standing in a queue to meet the doctor Shri Rajaretnam fell down and collapsed
immediately due to massive heart attack. 
We convey our heartfelt condolences to the family.
 
 
...

3-12-2014

INCOME TAX RATE FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2015-2016

 

The rates of income-tax as applicable for Assessment Year 2015-16 for the following category is given below:-
1) in the case of every individual below the Age of Sixty Years
2)  For a resident senior citizen (who is 60 years or more at any time during the previous year but less than 80 years on the last day of the previous year, i.e., born during April 1, 1935 and March 31, 1955)
3)  For a resident super senior citizen (who is 80 years or more at any time during the previous year, i.e., born before April 1, 1935)—

Income Tax Rates For Assessment Year 2015-16

This part is applicable to a Resident Individuals below the age of 60 Years

Net income range

Income-tax rates

Surcharge

Education cess

Secondary and higher education cess

Up to Rs. 2,50,000

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Rs. 2,50,000 – Rs. 5,00,000

10% of (total income minus Rs. 2,50,000) [see Note 1]

Nil

2% of income-tax

1% of income-tax

Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,000

Rs. 25,000 + 20% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000)

Nil

2% of income-tax

1% of income-tax

Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000

Rs. 1,25,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000)

Nil

2% of income-tax

1% of income-tax

AboveRs. 1,00,00,000

Rs. 28,25,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 1,00,00,000)

10% of income-tax [see Note 2]

2% of income-tax and surcharge

1% of income-tax and surcharge

 

ASSESSMENT YEAR 2015-16
• For a resident senior citizen (who is 60 years or more at any time during the previous year but less than 80 years on the last day of the previous year, i.e., born during April 1, 1935 and March 31, 1955)

Net income range

Income-tax rates

Surcharge

Education cess

Secondary and higher education cess

Up to Rs. 3,00,000

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Rs. 3,00,000 – Rs. 5,00,000

10% of (total income minus Rs. 3,00,000) [see Note 1]

Nil

2% of income-tax

1% of income-tax

Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,000

Rs. 20,000 + 20% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000)

Nil

2% of income-tax

1% of income-tax

Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000

Rs. 1,20,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000)

Nil

2% of income-tax

1% of income-tax

Above Rs.1,00,00,000

Rs. 28,20,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs.1,00,00,000)

10% of income-tax [see Note 2]

2% of income-tax and surcharge

1% of income-tax and surcharge

 

ASSESSMENT YEAR 2015-16
• For a resident super senior citizen (who is 80 years or more at any time during the previous year, i.e., born before April 1, 1935)—

Net income range

Income-tax rates

Surcharge

Education cess

Secondary and higher education cess

Up to Rs. 5,00,000

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Rs. 5,00,000 – Rs. 10,00,000

20% of (total income minus Rs. 5,00,000)

Nil

2% of income-tax

1% of income-tax

Rs. 10,00,000 – Rs. 1,00,00,000

Rs. 1,00,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 10,00,000)

Nil

2% of income-tax

1% of income-tax

Above Rs. 1,00,00,000

Rs. 28,00,000 + 30% of (total income minus Rs. 1,00,00,000)

10% of income-tax [see Note 2]

2% of income-tax and surcharge

1% of income-tax and surcharge

 

Notes :
1. Rebate under section 87A – A resident individual (whose net income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000) can avail rebate under section 87A. It is deductible from income-tax before calculating education cess. The amount of rebate is 100 per cent of income-tax or Rs. 2,000, whichever is less.
2. Surcharge – Surcharge is 10 per cent of income-tax if net income exceeds Rs. 1 crore. It is subject to marginal relief (in the case of a person having a net income of exceeding Rs. 1 crore, the amount payable as income tax and surcharge shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on total income of Rs. 1 crore by more than the amount of income that exceeds Rs. 1 crore).
3. Education cess – It is 2 per cent of income-tax and surcharge.
4. Secondary and higher education cess – It is 1 per cent of income-tax and surcharge.
• Alternate minimum tax – Tax payable by a non-corporate assessee cannot be less than 18.5 per cent (+SC+EC+SHEC) of “adjusted total income” as per section 115JC

source: Income taxindia.gov.in

 

29-11-2014    4  PM

NO PRICE RISE, NO INCREASE IN THE INDEX!!

 
The Consuper price Index for October 2014 is declared.  It is 253 Points.
Index for September 2014 was also 253 points.
Again, the Index for August 2014 was also the same 253 point!!  

IDA with  from January 2015 will be decided on the basis of Indices  for three months
of  September, October and November 2014.  
November Index will be announced on 31-12-2014. 
 
It may be same 253 points or 254 points.
If it is  253 points, then, the IDA from January 2015 will be 100.3% 
If the November index is 254 points, the IDA rate from January 2015 will be 100.5%. 
 
 
FUTURE  DA RATE
 
The government has decided to recast the Consumer Price Index  
by changing the base year  to 2015= 100 points.
We have not yet studied the proposal in detail.  
Not only the base year is being changed.  
Entire method of calculating the cost of living is being changed.
Employees and pensioners getting DA (CDA or IDA) will be affected adversely, no doubt.
 
 

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26-11-2014

78.2% CASE... SOME PROGRESS

Com. Chhidu Singh met the DDG (Estt) and the Director today.
DDG gave clear assurance to Chhidu Singh that the Cabinet Note
would be finalized  and put up to Chairman  within two days. 
 

BSNL EMPLOYEES ON STRUGGLE   27-11-14

WE EXPRESS OUR SOLIDARITY WITH THE STRIKING EMPLOYEES OF BSNL ON THE CALL OF JAC

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.

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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."
 
..................................
 
 

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.
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 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%.

"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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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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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....]

 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”

27-8-2014

INSTRUCTIONS ON SUPPLY OF MEDICINES

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

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

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

20-8-2014

ERNAKULAM DISTRICT CONFERENCE

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

coinciding with 5th anniversary of AIBSNLPWA

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

27-8-2014

CGHS

Issue of medicines by CGHS...
New instructions from Department of Health and Family Welfare
[Click here to view the file....]

 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]

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

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

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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