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Delegates in AP Conference

16-9-2014

MERGER SUBMERGED

It is understood that Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi has rejected the much discussed merger of BSNL and MTNL.

What is the next step?  Let us Wait and See.


GS addressing AP Circle Conference

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16-9-2014

GRAND ANDHRA CIRCLE CONFERENCE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AP Circle conference was held at Visakhapatnam on 14-9-2014.

Com. P.S.Ramankutty (President) and Com. G Natarajan (GS) attended and explained the present position of various issues and organisational matters.  Com. M Govindarajan (Circle Secretary, Chennai TD) also greeted the delegates.

More than 450 delegates participated in the conference, reflecting the commendable growth of AIBSNLPWA in AP.

 Comrades M R S Prakasa Rao, K S Koteswara Rao and B Dinakar have been elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer respectively. 


 

 

 

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 SETTLEMENT OF PENSIONERY BENEFITS OF DOT/BSNL PENSIONERS

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE LETTER DT 15-9-14

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

8th September 2014  

PTI NEWS on 7th Sept.

 

 BSNL, MTNL merger

likely by July next year


NEW DELHI: The much-awaited merger of telecom PSUs,BSNL and MTNL, is likely to take place by July next year as the two companies look at synergising operations by offering services as a single entity. At present, BSNL offers services in the whole country, except Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL provides telecom services in these two zones. 

"The deadline of June-July 2015 has not been officially commissioned to the organisation but the merger is likely to take place in the time frame," BSNL Director (consumer mobility) Anupam Shrivastava told PTI. 

He added there are some matters which need to be sorted out before the merger takes place which include the salary issues and debt on MTNL books. "Commercially it makes sense for the two companies to merge as it will lower the tax outgo. Currently, BSNL is billing MTNL and vice versa for services for which both are paying taxes. If it becomes one entity, the tax outgo will be less," Shrivastava said. He, however, said before the merger, there are some issues which need to be resolved. Shrivastava said the first issue is that MTNL is a listed company and the government has to see how it can be merged with BSNL. One option could be that the government buys back MTNL shares, he said. 


"Second thing is the salary difference between the two firms. The salary of MTNL employees is higher than BSNL, so that issue needs to be sorted out," he added. The other issue is about debt on MTNL books, which is a big concern for BSNL. Shrivastava said in order to resolve the issue, the government can provide a soft loan to the new entity. 

On the merger, Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a interview to DD News, "There is an idea on consideration, we have not taken a final call." 

Prasad said as of now the companies must be revived. "I personally monitor the functioning of both these departments as to how many towers are functioning, the names of chief general managers are there, their mobile numbers are there, I talk to them directly...so monitoring is done at my level also," Prasad said. 

Prasad had also met the senior management of BSNL and MTNL recently to discuss the blueprint for reviving the loss-making PSU telecom companies. 

The total debt of the two firms has increased to Rs 21,208 crore at the end of June 2014. 

The public sector firms are also losing market share. The market share of BSNL has been reduced to 12.3 per cent at the end of May 2014 from 13.27 per cent at end of March 2012 whereas that of MTNL stood at 4.83 per cent at May-end, 2014. In 2012-13, MTNL recorded a net loss of Rs 5,321.12 crore on annual revenue of Rs 3,428.6 crore. BSNL losses, as per unaudited results, stood at Rs 8,198 crore for 2012-13.

 
 

6th September 2014

Onam, is the most popular festival of Kerala. 
Keralites celebrate Onam for ten days.
But most important days are today, tomorrow and day after.
 
I convey my Happy Onam greetings to all. 
Thanks to all those who sent Onam greetings to me.
                                         .......P S Ramankutty
 

4th September 2014

Union Cabinet Approved 7% DA hike from July 2014 

Release of additional installment of Dearness Allowance
to Central Government employees and
Dearness Relief to pensioners due from 01.07.2014
dearness allowance from july 2014

Cabinet approved 7% DA from July 2014

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the release of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2014. This is an increase of seven percent over the existing rate of 100 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.


5-9-2014....NEWS from PTI.

Government notifies new pension rules to check delays

PTI Sep 1, 2014, 03.49PM IST

(As per the new rules, retiring…)
NEW DELHI: In a step aimed at checking harassment ofgovernment employees in grant of pension, a head of office will now be responsible for any failure to ascertain non-qualifying service period and will undertake preparation of paper work one year before an employee is due to retire.According to new pension rules notified by the government, retiring employees will not have to face any delay in determination of pension due to deficiency in application forms and authorities can go ahead with determining the amount of provisional pension and provisional retirement gratuity.
Till now, employees had to run from pillar to post in many cases to get their service record verified.
As per new rules, every head of office shall undertake the work of preparation of pension papers in Form 7 one year before the date on which a government servant is due to retire on superannuation, or on the date on which he proceeds on leave preparatory to retirement, whichever is earlier. Earlier, the time period to undertake such work was two years.
 
Also, if any portion of service rendered by a government servant is not capable of being verified in the manner specified in rules, then the government servant shall be asked to file a written statement on plain paper within a month, stating that he had in fact rendered service for that period, and shall, at the foot of the statement, make and subscribe to a declaration as to the truth of that statement.
The head of office shall, after taking into consideration the facts in the written statement admit that portion of service as having been rendered for the purpose of calculating the pension of that government servant, it said. The rules, notified on Friday, also fix responsibility on head of office for failure to verify service records of a retiring employees. The head-of-office is responsible for verifying service book of a government servant in a time bound manner.
 
"If at any time thereafter, it is found that the head of office and other concerned authorities had failed to communicate any non-qualifying period of service, the Secretary of the administrative ministry or department shall fix responsibility for such non-communication," the new rules said.
 
There are many other provisions in the new rules to remove hurdles faced by a retiring employee or dependent family members (after the employee's death) in processing of pension papers. "If the person eligible for family pension is a minor or is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or is mentally retarded, the guardian may submit a claim in Form 14 on behalf of such person," the rules said. There are about 50 lakh central government pensioners.
 
In cases where the pension papers have been returned to the head of office for eliciting further information before issuing pension payment order, the head of office shall rely upon such information as may be available in the official records, and without delay, determine the amount of provisional pension and the amount ofprovisional retirement gratuity, it said. "If a government servant is found to have given any incorrect information wilfully, which makes him or her entitled to any benefits which he or she is not otherwise entitled to, it shall be construed as a grave misconduct," the rules said.
"The head of office shall write to the Directorate of Estates at least one year before the anticipated date of retirement of the government servant who was or is in occupation of a government accommodation for issuing a 'No demand certificate' in respect of the period preceding eight months of the retirement of the allottee," the rules notified by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said.
Earlier, the time period for writing to the Directorate of Estates was two years.

[Recently we found that some employees of Kolkata Civil Wing retired three months back have not yet received the pension. 
The authorities were telling reason for it  that the Service particulars were not available.  That shows that they did not initiate action to prepare the pension papers, as  per the rules.  The new amended rules will avoid such instances in future, it is hoped.] 

5th SEPTEMBER 2014

78.2%.... DECISION WITHIN A WEEK  !!

Today, the SCOVA meeting was held.  Com. R L Kapoor, our Legal Committee member attended it.
The item of 78.2% came up for discussion.  Director from the Department of Expenditure assured
 in the SCOVA meeting that:
 
"WITHIN A WEEK, D.O.E.  WILL CONVEY ITS DECISION
 TO THE TELECOM DEPARTMENT."
  
                               ...........Chhidu Singh, New Delhi
 
.....................................................................................................................................

5-9-2014

 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”

4-9-14

CHQ CIRCULAR DATED 1-9-14 CALLING BRANCHES AND CIRCLES TO OBSERVE  

          "CALL ATTENTION DAY"   AND    SAVING GRAMS TO MOI&CT ON                 

                                                       19-9-14

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

 

3.9.14TAMILNADU  PENSION ADALAT MEETING:

              

23rd Pension Adalat Meeting was held on 3.9.14 in Chennai at 2.00 PM. Shri B.P. Singh, PCCA has presided the meeting.  He welcomed the pensioners and informed that 219 cases were received for pension Adalat Meeting. He further informed that 94 cases were settled and for other 99 cases PCCA office has taken up the cases with the concerned authorities to furnish the relevant particulars for settling the cases.

Officers  from CHTD, CGM TN, CGM STR, CGM STP and Representatives from SBI, IOB attended the meeting. Our Association leaders and  association secretaries from all over Tamilnadu attended the Meeting.  About 80 pensioners attended the Meeting.

            

 

ODISHA CIRCLE DIRECTORY

 

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

30-8-2014

CGHS DISPENSARIES OPEN TO

SENIOR CITIZENS  FROM GENERAL PUBLIC

 Beginning September 1, 2014 the doors of 20 Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) wellness centres in Delhi will be thrown open to senior citizens from among the public for free consultation.
 
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, unveiled today a pilot project with wide ramifications for the future of public health care. There was wide criticism of the CGHS’ closed door policy towards people in need of medical help who were not family members of central government employees.
 
“This is a pilot project for now. We will see how much demand accrues for the CGHS clinics and the ability of the clinics to handle demand from the general public before extending the service to more people in more cities,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.
 
The service for senior citizens will be available on all working days between 1.30 pm and 3 pm. They will however not be given free medicines which is only for central employees.

29th August  2014  4.30 pm

PRICES SHOOTING UP

6 POINTS INCREASE IN INDEX WITHIN ONE MONTH


The All India Consumer Price Index for July 2014 is 252 points,
according to Indian Labour Bureau.
6 points increased from the previous month. This indicates the price rise.
 
We have not witnessed such a jump in the recent past, except in 2009. 
In 2009, between June and July there was an increase of seven points.
 
If the Index for August 2014 remains at same 252 points,
then the IDA from October 2014 will be 97.9%,an increase of 6.6 percent. 
Index for August will be known only on 30th September 2014.   
......................................................................

 

 

29-8-14 ORGANISATIONAL MATTERS: ORISSA CIRCLE CONFERENCE

ORISSA CIRCLE CONFERENCE  WAS HELD ON 24-8-14 AT CUTTACK.  ABOUT 200 DELEGATES PARTICIPATED.  THE CGM AND GM (CUTTACK) PARTICIPATED ON BEHALF OF BSNL AND ASSURED TO LOOK INTO ANY CASES OF PENSIONERS SYMPATHETICALLY AND ALSO SPOKE IN DETAIL ABOUT THE ORISSA CIRCLE STANDING SECOND IN REVENUE EARNINGS OF BSNL CIRCLES.  

COMS G.NATARAJAN AND K.MUTHIALU , J.K.TRIPATHY AND S.GUNASEKARAN PARTICIPATED ON BEHALF OF CHQ AND EXPLAINED THE ISSUES BEFORE US.

 FINALLY  OFFICE BEARERS HEADED BY COM R.C.MOHANTY AS PRESIDENT,  COM  BISWANATH BEHERA AS CIRCLE SECRETARY AND  COM LENKA AS TREASURER AND SENIOR COMRADES AS ADVISORS WERE ELECTED.  ALL THE SENIOR COMRADES WHO PARTICIPATED VOUCHED FOR THE UNITY  AND PLEDGED TO PROTECT AIBSNLPWA.

FORMATION OF ADHOC CIRCLE BODY OF WEST BENGAL CIRCLE  26-8-14

AN ADHOC CIRCLE BODY OF WEST BENGAL CIRCLE WAS FORMED ON 26-8-14.  COM P.C. MOITRA, DESPITE BEING ILL AND IN HOSPITAL TILL 24-8-14 PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING.   THE MEETING ELECTED COM MOITRA  AS PRESIDENT, COM RANJIT KUMAR MUKERJEE AS VICE PRESIDENT,  COM M.K DAS AS CIRCLE SECRETARY AND OTHER OFFICE BEARERS.  IT WAS DECIDED TO FORM MORE BRANCHES AND WIDEN OUR ASSOCIATION AND HOLD THE REGULAR CIRCLE CONFERENCE WITHIN 3 MONTHS.

 COMS G.NATARAJAN,K.MUTHIALU AND S.GUNASEKARAN PARTICIPATED ON BEHALF OF CHQ AND EXPLAINED THE ISSUES, THE CHALLENGES AND THE NEED FOR UNITY AMONG PENSIONERS AND THE NEED TO STRENGTHEN OUR ORGANISATION.  

 THREE COMRADES A.S.VAIDHYANATHAN, R.GOWRISHANKER AND V.N.SAMPATHKUMAR FROM CHENNAI TELEPHONES CIRCLE ALSO PARTICIPATED.

ON25-8-14,THE CHQ OFFICEBEARERS ALSO MET SRI TYAGI Sr.C.E AND SRI CHAKRAVARTHY C.E ALONG WITH CIVIL WING COMRADES AND DISCUSSED SOME OF THE PENDING PROBLEMS OF THE CIVIL WING PENSIONERS.  THE OFFICERS WHO LISTENED WITH PATIENCE AND PROMISED STEPS TO SOLVE THEM.  CHQ THANKS THE Sr C.E. AND C.E FOR THE HELPFUL ATTITUDE


BSNL-MTNL MERGER

 
  1. Today, Communications Minister Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad was in Chennai.
    A Delegation of AIBSNLPWA consisting of Coms.
    V Rama Rao (CS, Tamilndu), M Govinda Rajan
    (CS Ch TD), M Kannappan (Treasurer, Ch TD) and
    P Satyanarayana (ADS  Chennai Traffic branch) met him and submitted two letters on
          78.2% IDA benefit to pensioners and
         Extension of 7TH CPC recommendations  to  BSNL    Pensioners.
    The Minister assured that he would look into the cases.

28-8-14   News

ALL EMPLOYEES  (Except Peons)  

TO DECLARE THEIR ASSETS EVERY YEAR.

 New Delhi: All central government employees, except those working as peons or multi-tasking staff, need to declare their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children as mandatory obligation under Lokpal Act, the Centre has said. The Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 have been notified by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).


As per the rules, notified under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, every public servant shall file declaration, information and annual returns of his/her assets and liabilities as on March 31 every year or on or before July 31 of that year. For the current year, the last date for filing the returns has been set as September 15. These declarations are in addition to similar ones filed by the employees under various services rules.

The employees need to declare motor vehicles, aircraft, yachts/ships, gold and silver jewellery and bullion possessed by them, their spouses and dependent children, according to the form. However, the competent authority may exempt a public servant from filing the information in respect of any asset if its value does not exceed his or her four months' basic pay, or Rs  2 lakh, whichever is higher, as per the rules.

CPC  IN LEH AND KASHMIR

THE CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION WILL BE IN LEH AND KASHMIR
FROM 15TH TO 17TH SEPTEMBER 2014.

27-8-2014

INSTRUCTIONS ON SUPPLY OF MEDICINES

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

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CPC QUERIES

Member, 7th CPC asks some queries to Com. Gangadhara Rao on our demands

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

24-8-2014

BRIEF NOTES TO CPC

Com Gangadhara Rao hands over Brief Notes on our demands to
Justice (Rtd) A K Mathur, Chairman of 7&th CPC
[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....]

 

DELOITTE'S CREDIBILITY
DELOITTE has submitted an "expert" report  to save BSNL.
Deloite claims to be a 'world renowned  Global Consulting Aency."   Good.  

But DELOITTE reports says that Karaikudi  SSA is in UP Circle. 
Actually Karaikudi is in Tamilnadu.

Deloitte says Karimnagar is in Tamilnadu.  Actually, it is in Andhra.

Coonoor SSA  in Tamilnadu  is not shown anywhere.

According to Deloitte, Kanyakumari (part of Nagercoil SSA)should be merged with Vellore area office in North Tamilnadu.  Everybody knows where Kanyakumari is......

This is the 'world renowned Global Expert's study' !!!!
 
.........................................
 
 
 

 

17.8.14: 4th TN CIRCLE CONFERENCE AT TIRUNELVELI:

            

                                     GS Com. Natarajan inaugurates

            

The 4th Tamilnadu Circle Conferrence of AIBSNLPWA was successfully held on 13th and 14th, August 2014 under the presidentship of Com. K.Muthiyalu at Tirunelveli .National Flag was hoisted by Shri Ahmed Meeran, Chairman, Reception Committee and our Association’s flag was hoisted by our All India President Com P.S.Ramankutty.  Conference was inaugurated by General Secretary Com G.Natarajan.  Leaders of vartious  organisations and the GM Tirunelveli SSA Sri. Muruganandam greeted the conference.   The capacity of the hall was 950 and it was over-flowing.  Nearly 1,100 pensioners attended the open session.  493 delegates (including 51 ladies) from all SSAs attended the conference.  Coms K.Muthiyalu, V.Ramarao and M.Ghousebasha have been re-elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.  The Reception Committee made excellent arrangements. Com.Pada Nair, Kerala Circle Secretary and  Com.Chengappa, Karnataka Circle Secretary, as well as shri K Gururajan (All India Asst. Treasurer)  also graced the conferrence. Com.Balasubramanian, Secretary General of All India Federation of Pensioners Associations, based in Chennai greeting the Conference spoke on the benefit of organising department wise pensioners organisations.  He emphasised on the need of coordination with other pensioners organisations.  

 

 

TAMILNADU CIRCLE CONFERENCE

FEW PHOTOS.

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1 0-8-2014

VRS,

RE-ORGANISATION,

RESTRUCTURING.... AGAIN

DELOITTE, a Global Consulting Service Firm, has submitted a report to save BSNL!
Staff Unions were not consulted by them before peparing the report.  
The Officers in BSNL were also not consulted during the study.  
Sitting somewhere else  in USA or so they conducted the study and submitted  report.  
 
As usual, staff reduction is the panacea  they suggest to save BSNL.  
SSAs should be re-organised Area Wise.  Instead of SSA there should be AREA......  

Forum of BSNL Staff Unions has given a call to organise protest demonstrations  on 12-8-2014.

Some report indicates that there is a proposal to introduce Voluntary Retirement Scheme, again.  Intention is to give VRS and send out one lakh serving staff.   

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."
 
 

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. 

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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. 

 

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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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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 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.
 

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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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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AIBSNLPWA CONSTITUTION

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

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CHQ ADDRESS 

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B-1, 2nd FLOOR,                                                                            H No 351A, RAMALINGAM COLONY,
SHRI SHARADA NIWAS,                                                                C BLOCK, PONNI AMMAN MEDU,
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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)

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