Tuesday, 27 February 2018

About the pension revision in BSNL for the absorbed employees we have clear understanding. Our demand is that our IDA pension should be revised in IDA pattern itself (not CDA pattern) with fitment benefit suggested by VII CPC. But some people are talking about going back to CDA scales. We did not demand it. We know that there is a judgement from Supreme Court of India that all PSUs that came into existence after that judgment in 1989 should follow IDA pattern only. BSNL came into existence in 2000. Hence even if Government or DoT wants to revert back to CDA scales it is not permissible. Perhaps these friends have not seen that judgement.
These friends smell a black cat in the dark room. Afraid, they sit with a stick in their hands.
They have a closed mind. They are blind to truth.
These friends state in their website that DoT pensioners got pension revision in 2006 six years after IDA pension revision in 2000. Was there any pension revision in 2000? No. DoT pensioners got pension revision in 1996. Then they got pension revision in 2006, after ten years and again in 2016 after another ten years. Every DoT pensioner knows it. But these friends do not understand that. We feel pity for their wonderful understanding capacity. With such wrong understanding they approach the government with demands. Bad lawyers will spoil the case.
Some of these leaders were talking that if BSNL Pensioners are given pension revision with effect from 2017 and the BSNL serving staff is not given pay revision there will be anomaly. Now they want pension revision from 2017 delinking from pay revision. Suppose pension is revised and pay is not revised as they hope? Again there will be anomaly. Have they thought of that?
They should open their mind. They should open their eyes. They should light a lamp and see that there is no black cat in the dark room they are sitting.
The demand should be:
Pension should be revised in IDA pattern itself with fitment benefit granted by government to the central service pensioners vide DoP&PW orders issued in August 2016 which state: “these orders are applicable to all pensioners and family pensioners covered under CCS (Pension) Rule, 1972.” It does not talk about CDA pattern or IDA pattern. It talks about CCS Pension Rule 1972 only. BSNL pensioners are also covered by the said rule. So we should get the relief under the said orders of August 2016
BSNL Pensioners are now eligible to Rs 20 lakhs (maximum) as gratuity in IDA pattern itself. That is as per VII CPC report. There was no going back to CDA pattern for that.
So, Dear friends, please do not oppose us for sake of opposition. Let us fight for the present pensioners and future pensioners. DO NOT fight between us. 
Think of your own members.Think of those in service and will be retiring before 2027. They should also get pension revision along with other central government pensioners. Linking with CPC formulae will be the best option.
SO, CHANGE YOUR MINDSET. Do not confuse yourself again and again.

Monday, 26 February 2018

PENSION ADALAT 
shall be held 
on 16/05/2018 (WEDNESDAY) 
in “THE HALL OF INSPIRATION, 
ANNA ROAD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, 
DAMS ROAD, 
Chennai-600 002” 
at 14.00 hours.
Links are given below
 to see the notification and
 Grievance Application Format.


Next Central Working Committee meeting is scheduled on 16-04-2018 and 17-04-2018 in RGM TTC Meenambakkam CHENNAI. The Notice for the same is posted here

Sunday, 25 February 2018




WHAT IS THEIR DEMAND ON METHODOLOGY
FOR PENSION REVISION?
We are happy that the AUAB (All Unions and Associations of BSNL staff) had some discussion with Communications Minister yesterday and during the talks they raised the demand for Pension Revision also. The Note released by AUAB after the discussion says:

“ The representatives of AUAB strongly argued that the pension revision should be done to the BSNL pensioners. It was pointed out that the BSNL pensioners and the Central Government pensioners are covered by same rules.They argued that when pension revision is settled for central Govt pensioners, the same should not be denied to the BSNL pensioners. The Hon’ble Minister assured that needful action would be taken to settle this issue, and directed the Secretary to take necessary action.”

Question is what demand they placed on methodology for pension revision? Some of these leaders were asking fitment formula suggested by PRC.Somebody else wanted CPC formula.Some others did not specify.However, it is a welcome feature that all of them want delinking pension revision from pay revision.

We think of future. What will happen after ten years? By that time all the absorbee members of these Unions will retire from service. They should also get pension revision in 2026 or 2027. Tower Company has already come.Government may not roll it back.What will be fate of BSNL during the next ten years? Will it be possible to look at pay revision in BSNL or Tower Company at that time?

So, reading the writings on the wall, we took a conscious stand and demanded pension revision along with central government pensioners with the same methodology, based on formula suggested by Central Pay Commissions in future. That only will ensure a guaranteed system for pension revision for us, for the members of these service unions in BSNL also.

WE SHALL CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS.
We Always Lead The Way 


Saturday, 24 February 2018


Dear Comrdes,
Trichy District AIBSNLPWA has come forward to conduct Tamilnadu Circle Conference in Tiruchy during the month of August 2018.
Accordingly today a Reception committee has been formed. A grand General Body meeting was conducted in Amali Asram , Amma Mandapam, Srirangam. The meeting began at 11-00 AM and extended up to 0130 PM Com.RV ACS TN Circle welcomed all and Com.V.P.Kathaperumal presided over the meeting. TN Circle secretary Com.K.Muthiyalu was the chief guest and he gave valuable suggestions, plans and ideas.
In the meeting the following members have been elected unonimously.

President : Dr.N.Senthilkumar.MD.DNB(Med) DNB(Cardio)MNAMS FACC(USA) Heart Specialist, 
Working President: Com. V.P.Kathaperumal
General Secretary : T.Selvaraj,
Treasurer : R.Sudarsanam.
Nearly 200 members attended the meeting in which lady comrades were about 50. After the meeting, delicious lunch was served to all. All members expressed their fullest support and good cooperation for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming TN Circle conference.








Friday, 23 February 2018


THE DOT DRAMA

On 21-2-2018 the DOT sent a letter to CMD of BSNL rejecting the demands for Pay Revision and pension Revision.
Today, on 23-2-2018, the DoT has withdrawn that letter. Good.
The Minister for Communications will meet leaders of BSNL staff Unions tomorrow, 24-2-2018.
We congratulate the Staff Unions. United action has compelled the government to come down.
We hope that the Staff Union leaders will tell the honourable Minister that pension revision of BSNL retirees is the sole responsibility of the Government of India and it should not be linked with affordability of BSNL Company. We wish them success.
Such a strong stand by staff unions will help the elders. 
Courtesy : Com.PSR Whatsapp msg

THEY GOT PAY REVISION AND PENSION REVISION BOTH REJECTED....

As you know, the Staff Unions earlier demanded Pension Revision in BSNL with the same fitment benefit as being granted to the serving staff without considering the fact that pension has to be revised by the Government and pay has to be revised by BSNL company. Some of them changed their stand later on. Such leaders demanded de-linking pay revision and pension revision. It was a welcome change. But, at the same time they wanted pension revision with 15% fitment benefit proposed by PRC. These leaders have been creating confusion time and again.
Now, when these unions are organising a March to Sanchar Bhavan tomorrow, the DoT has rejected their demands.
Pension Revision:: DoT says that it can be taken up as and when Third PRC Report is implemented in BSNL.
PRC REPORT on Pay Revision: DoT says that as per PRC report BSNL is not covered for the fitment benefits due to heavy loss the company incurs.
Loss: DoT points out the loss as: 
2013-2014: Rs. 7124 crore
2014-2015: Rs. 8843 crore
2015-2016: Rs. 4169 crore
2016-2017: Rs. 4793 crore
IN EFFECT, THE GOVERNMENT HAS REJECTED BOTH PAY REVISION AND PENSION REVISION. 
We request the respected leaders of Service Unions to fight for their pay Revision and leave the issue of Pension Revision. Our task has become much for difficult now. But, we are determined to continue our efforts vigorously. 
Our Demand is crystal clear. Government should revise our pension independently and delinking from the affordability of BSNL company. DoT should take a decision about Pension Revision. 
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13 DIGIT MOBILE NUMBERS
All these times, people were worried when they received calls from 13 digit mobile numbers. Many thought it was fake calls. Some countries had already introduced 13 digit mobile numbering system. 
Now, DoT has decided, as reported, to introduce 13 digit mobile numbering in India from July 2018. I feel that some private companies like Reliance may get advantage. Such companies are taking policy decisions. Let us wait and see. 


        BANGALORE  EMERGING

BANGALORE DISTRICT BRANCH HAS MORE THAN 2000 LIFE MEMBERS NOW. THE DISTRICT UNIT HAS EMERGED AS THE BIGGEST DISTRICT UNIT OF OUR ASSOCIATION IN THE COUNTRY.
IT IS BECAUSE OF THE SYSTEMATIC, HOUSE-TO- HOUSE CAMPAIGN CONDUCTED BY OUR TEAM LEADERS IN BENGALURU.

CONGRATULATIONS.

Thursday, 15 February 2018



Dear Comrades,
Our monthly meeteing will be conducted on 17.2.18 at Tamil Sangam Building  between 10 am and  13 pm. All our members are requested to attend the meeting and make it a grand success.
As  per our CHQ request All our members are requested to pay donation of Rs 50 for the forthcoming  All India Conference to be  held at Puri ( Odisha) in the month of September 18. Kindly pay before March 31 and we should be first in our circle.
With Warm Greetings,
T.S.Raghupathy.
Dist Secretary.
AIBSNLPWA  Salem(West)


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

OBITUARY
With deep grief, we bring the sad demise of our Member Sri.J.Ramachandran, SDE, Chennai this morning. His body is being taken to Cheranmadevi, his native town.
We pray the almighty to keep his holy soul at rest.
His LL No 04422482428
Mobile No 94431 64940
Dear Comrades,
All India Central Working Committee Meeting will be conducted on April 16th and 17th at RGM TTC, ( Opposite to Chennai Old Airport) Meenambakkam, Chennai 27. CHQ office bearers are requested to reserve their tickets well in advance.
For any enquiries Please Contact
Com.V.Ramarao,
09444296085
Com.K.Muthiyalu,
09444666646.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Dear Comrades,
All India working Committee Conference will be held in the month of APRIL 2018 in RGM TTC, Meenambakkam, Chennai 27. Today our Circle Secretary had been there and started preliminary works regarding smooth conduct of CWC Conference. Exact date of the conference will be announced soon.

Sunday, 11 February 2018


CHENNAI TRAFFIC DIVISION BRANCH.
80 members attended todays meeting addressed by com
D. G. explained the importance of proposed CAT cases to be filed at Eranakulam CAT and the one increment case direction to DOT from Chennai CAT. He also expressed his hope about Pension revisions. This branch is Hhaving a life Membership  of about 340 and trying to go further for more membership enrolment.  

The secretary com.P. Satyanarayanan explained his effort in getting 78.2 for sri A.K.Natarajan. He also explained the sanctions of MRS which was pending for late Srinivasulu.
Com .B Srinivas celebrated his birthday sharing SKC with the gatherings. Com Sridhar also celebrated by donating for his son Is getting Doctorate Degree. Our growth in life membership in other branches all over India has an enthusiastic effect in this branch and members have assured to move in bringing more to our fold.
Com R Ranganathan president requested everyone to work hard for enrolling all retired telegraph and other sections of BSNL and DOT  pensioners and Family Pensioners under our banner.



Saturday, 10 February 2018


Today, the 10th,Feb, 2018 AIBSNLPWA Thanjavur District Branch conducted the monthly meeting at the Main Telephone Exchange complex Maris corner Thanjavur and about 125 members attended. The meeting started exactly by 10.00 hrs  and extended up to 14.00hrs.
The meeting was Presided over  by Com A. K. Dhanabalan District President and the proceedings were carried out  by the  District secretary. Prayer song was sung by   Com V. Devarajan welcome address by K Ayyanar, Joint Secy  and one Thirukural readout and briefed by the president.
Then com. V. Swaminathan  Dist Secy gave a brief report about the forthcoming International Women's day celebration on 10th of March 2018 , its arrangements  and requested every one for the effective participation and to make it a grand success. He also narrated  the one increment case, pension anomaly cases in detail. Com N. Natarajan spoke about the magazine of Aibsnlpwa Thanjavur District Branch.
Com. K. Santhanagopalan, Vice president spoke about the happenings at CHQ , Circle and  Dist level functioning in detail covering all the points reg IDA , CDA, Extra increment, 7th pay commission report implementation etc.  All India conference at Puri, the present improvement in the Growth of our  AIBSNLPWA through out the nation and the impact of increase of life member status, the no one position achieved by the Bangalore City Branch and the recent activities of the Circle, Dist Branch in detail. Com. M. Irudhayaraj readout the outcome of the grievance day meeting held with the PGMT Thanjavur and as usual the Genl topics of today. A joint prayer was conducted by the body in favour of coms. Ramachandra  iyer, Mallika sugumaram who have been hospitalized for some health problems. Coms Padmini, Thangam Xavier spoke about the women's day celebration arrangements and requested every one’s cooperation for the smooth conduct of the function.
The Mani vizha for the last month retirees was celebrated by garlanding sandal malas and it is the unique function being celebrated every month at Thanjavur by honoring the couples with cake cuttings and slogans shouting etc in a gala manner. Last but not the least Birth day celebration was conducted for the coms whose birthday fall in this month with cake cuttings and exchanging greetings and pleasantries . After vote of Thanks by Com K. Seenu Dist Treasurer Meeting ended with serving of  delicious Tanjurian lunch.
 Long live BSNL,                                                    Long live AIBSNLPWA,
With fraternal GTGS,
 K. SANTHANAGOPALAN,
 Vice president,
 AIBSNLPWA Thanjavur.