Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The usual second Saturday meeting of the AIBSNLPWA Chennai Traffic Division had the unique distinction of hearing Comrade D Gopalakrishnan’s speech after his visit from NEW DELHI. It is a rare co-incidence that the Leaders of CHQ returned Chennai on 9th night and the branch meeting was on the following next day. More than 75 members gathered and listened the speech with rapt attention.
Earlier the meeting started with One lady comrade CELEBRATED the victory of her participation in National Sports events in Bengaluru and won prizes in 400 meters Relay race at the age of 75+. The woman’s Day though not celebrated very elaborately, felicitated the prize winner Smt Mangai Soundararajan a sports woman of Telecom Dept of yesteryears.
Com D Gopalakrishnan , as all were eagerly awaiting to hear, was asked to give his meeting with officers and Minister at New Delhi. Com D. G., was very brief and explained their meeting with the Hon. Minister Shri. Ananthakumar and subsequent meeting with the Secretary Telecom and other high officials of the DOT.
Our General Secretary and vice president along with two Leaders from Bengaluru accompanied with the circle secretary of Delhi were in a position to explain the rationale behind the pension revision and gave a firm idea about some clarification sought after. Com D. G. specifically said that our leaders were able to feel a welcome change in the attitude of all officers whom they met. Adequate explanations were elaborated by our Leaders of CHQ, may help to achieve the pension revision.
He also said we have to achieve the revision before the end of the year. They have understood that existing pension plus IDA along with 32% fitment grant will not be a great problem as this was the same extended to the C. G. Employees. Even the periodic revision of pension once in 10 years and accepting the same extended to C.G. Employees will have an acceptable solution.
Our Leaders of CHQ wanted to have a meeting with the Member (Finance ) but it could not take place as she had to be present for a parliament meeting. However they gave a detailed email to her pointing out the grievances met with the CCAs and deputy CCAs. A request to visit or depute an officer during the scheduled Adalat on May 16 was also placed before them.
As already pointed out the MRS will get a drastic changes from 01-04-2018. MRS will be withdrawn for without vouchers and reduction in the allowance to be paid for with vouchers.
He finally expressed a satisfaction of meeting all high officials and their attitude seems more receptive for our requests. Com V. Ramarao Circle President reminded about the ensuing Circle Executive at Pondicherry, the Central Working Committee Meeting in Chennai, Tamilnadu Circle Conference at Tiruchirapalli and All India Conference at Puri and requested to make their presence for all activities of our association. He has donated Rs1000/ for the branch on his Birth Day Members wished him a long and Happy Birthday Greetings to him. Chennai Traffic Division Secretary Com P. Satyanarayanan gave a vote of thanks for all members and requested the donation of Rs 50/- for the Puri AIC as decided by Patna CWC from all members so as to send before 31st March 2018.
Long Live AIBSNLPWA.
Chennai Traffic Division.