Tuesday, 30 July 2019

                                                    Message From CHQ

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Pension adalat will be held on 23-08-2019 in Anna Road Telephone Exchange, Dams Road, Chennai 2 at 14-00 hours. The last date to receive Grievances is 02-08-2019. The notification for the same from DOT is posted here underneath.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Justification for pension revision with CPC fitment factor
 and delinking pension revision from pay revision.

Committee of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners’ Associations
H. No 6, G No 12th Street, Jogupalya, Halasuru, Bangalore 560008

Convenor – P.Gangadhara Rao
Mobile – 09448088404

Annexure I
Justification for pension revision with CPC fitment factor and delinking pension revision from pay revision

1.   C.G. employees & BSNL/MTNL employees are covered under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972

2.   Sub-rule 8 of Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 states “A permanent government servant who has been absorbed as an employee of a PSU shall be eligible for pensionary benefits on the basis of combined service rendered by him in the Govt. & PSU in accordance with the formula for calculation of pension/FP under these rules as may be in force at the time of his retirement from the PSU”.

3.    DoP&PW vide its clarificatory letter No.4/19/2009-P&PW(D) dtd.27/3/2009 to DoT stated “BSNL is the only PSU that has been granted a special dispensation under sub-rule (21) of Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 to the effect that the pensionary benefits including family pension to the absorbed employees of BSNL is paid by the Government.  This Department is of the view that the change as per DoP&PW’s O.M. dated 02/09/2008 as mentioned in para 2 above are also applicable to IDA pensioners of BSNL”.

4.   Accordingly, 6th CPC recommendations with regard to a) emoluments for the purpose of all pensionary benefits, ) b) DCRG, c) enhancement in maximum limit of DCRG, d) new commutation table,  e) enhanced family pension for 10 years & f) age-related additional pension (DoT letters dated 15/5/2009, 12/8/2009, 23/6/2011 may be referred) were implemented to BSNL IDA pensioners from 1/1/2006. 

5.    The minimum pay in BSNL from 1/10/2000 is more than the Central Government  pay.  It was Rs.4000/- and Rs.2550/- respectively at that point of time.  But the minimum pension for BSNL retirees was Rs.1275/- (DoT OM No.40-13/2002/PEN(T) dated 15/1/2003 may be referred) and Rs.3500/- (para 4.4 of  DoT OM No.F.No.40-17/2008-Pen(T)-Vol.III dated 15th March 2011 may be referred).  So, the minimum & maximum pension for BSNL retirees also is related to the minimum & maximum pay of a central government employee.

6.   C.G.Pensioners & BSNL/MTNL IDA pensioners are getting pension from civil estimate.

7.   C.G.Pensioners & BSNL/MTNL pensioners are eligible for CGHS facilities.

8.  BSNL/MTNL financial position has no relevance for pension revision. Liability of paying pension/family pension to BSNL retirees lies fully with the Government as per 5/7/2016 cabinet decision and DoT order dtd.20/7/2016 and BSNL has no liability. 

9.   There were 28,791 absorbed executives  and 1,36,071 absorbed non-executives  as on 1/11/2016 in BSNL out of which 24,117 executives would retire by 2027 and all non-executives would retire by 2026 (source – BSNL corporate office reply dt.15/11/2016 to RTI query).  But pensioners would be alive for a minimum of another 20 years beyond 2027.  By 2027, pay revision in BSNL would be irrelevant and naturally pension revision cannot be linked to that. 
 Annexure II
Let the notional conversion take place from 1/1/2016 i.e. 7th CPC implementation date.

On 1/1/2016 Dearness Relief on CDA pattern was 125% and IDA pattern 112.4%.  Take the pension as 100.  Then notional conversion factor would be
100+112.4 = 212.4 divided by 225 = 94.4

By this factor, basic pension on IDA would be multiplied by 94.4 and divided by 100.  That amount would become the pre-revised basic pension as on 1/1/2016 and if it is multiplied by 2.57 factor that would be the revised basic pension from 1/1/2016.  Then both CDA pension & IDA pension would be at par.  Dearness Relief on 1/1/2016 would be zero and thereafter it may be calculated in CDA pattern for every six months.

For example as on 1/1/2016 basic pension on IDA was Rs.10,000/-.  94.4% of this would be Rs.9440/-.  This amount would be the pre-revised basic pension and this should be multiplied by 2.57 factor as recommended by 7th CPC which would come to Rs.24,261/-.  That would be the revised basic pension on 1/1/2016 with zero percent DR.  Then every six months DR may be granted on CDA pattern.  This will result in an increase of Rs.3,021/- in total pension which works out to 14.22% approximately.

Instead of opening the pandoras box this would be the hassle-free conversion method which may get the nod of nodal department also.

 Annexure III
Financial Implication
Total expenditure on MH 2071 in 2015-16 for BSNL IDA pensioners/family pensioners was Rs.5,354.17 Cr. (Source – DoT letter dated 23/6/2016).
MH 2071 includes other retirement benefits like gratuity, commutation etc.  Actual expenditure exclusively for pension would be approximately 70% of the total which works out to Rs.3,748 Cr.

14.22% of this works out to Rs.533 Cr. Approximately per annum.  This cannot be considered as a big liability for the Central Government because it has saved more from BSNL/MTNL employees viz.

a) pension contribution at the maximum of the scale instead of actual pay (Rs.90/- crore more than their counterpart in Central Govt.); 

1)   Though they are entitled to get gratuity as per sec 2 of Payment of Gratuity Act 1972 (this was upheld by Hon. High Court of Allahabad, Lucknow Bench on 3/8/2017) they got the gratuity under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is much less.

To illustrate the gain to the Govt. we give the following 3 examples:-
Employee/ LPD+DA     Due asper          Recd asper         Gain to the
Q/sce                                PG Act      CCS (P) Rules     Govt.
A  40y       Rs.17403   Rs.4,01,608       Rs.2,87,150       Rs.1,14,458
B  39y       Rs.15231   Rs.2,51,312       Rs.3,42,698       Rs.91,386
C  34y       Rs.29715   Rs.5,82,896       Rs.4,90,298       Rs.92,598

Nearly 1.5 lakh BSNL employees have retired during this period and Govt. has gained more than thousand crores.

         Annexure IV
Number of beneficiaries

Total employees as on 1/10/2000         3,63,000 (Cabinet Note 25/9/2000)
Not opted for BSNL                                 3,000
Opted for BSNL                                  3,60,000
Staff as on 31/3/2015                         2,25,512 (BSNL A/R 2014-15)
So, Pensioners as on 31/3/2015            1,34,488
Add retirees for 9 months upto 31/12      10,820
Add MTNL combined Sce optees              22,000
Total pensioners upto 31/12/2015             1,67,308

Number of beneficiaries would be approximately 1,68,000.  It is to be noted that at the time of pension revision from 1/1/2007 total pensioners upto 31/12/2006 was 47,000 and the expenditure was Rs.110 crore per annum asper cabinet note.

It is to be noted that nearly 63% among the non-executives retired from NE-6 to NE-10.
Annexure V
Pension revision for post 1/1/2016 retirees

1) Basic pay as on 1/1/2016 may be divided by 2
2) 94.4.% of that amount may be worked out
3) That amount may be multiplied by a factor of 2.57
4) The difference between the LPD and Basic Pay
As on 1/1/2016 may be worked out
5) 50% of that may be added to the amount with the amount arrived at in number 3
6) That would be the basic pension at the time of retirement
7) DR on CDA pattern may be worked out for this basic pension

X Retired on 31/5/2019 with LPD of Rs.30630/- and a basic pay of Rs.27820/- on 1/1/2016

1)  27820 divided by 2 =                                   Rs. 13910
2)  94.4% of that amount =                               Rs.  13132
3)  Multiply that amount by 2.57 =                    RS.  33750
4)  Difference between 30630 & 27820 =            Rs.    2810
5)  50% of this amount =                                   Rs.    1405
6)  Basic pension @ the time of retirement =      Rs.   35155
7)  DR @ 12% on CDA pattern =                                 Rs.     4219
8)  Total pension with revision =                        Rs.   39374
9)  Total pension without revision 15315+141.4% Rs.   36971
10)               Net increase in total pension          Rs.  2403

Ofcourse, this requires an amendment to sub-rule 10 of Rule 37-A

Friday, 26 July 2019

25-07-2019 அன்று சென்னையில் மத்திய சங்க செயலக கூட்டம் நடைபெற்றது. மத்திய சங்க தலைவர் தோழர் ராமன்குட்டி , பொதுசெயலர் தோழர் கங்காதர ராவ் , பொருளாளர் தோழர் விட்டோபன், துணை தலைவர்கள் தோழர் கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் , நடராஜன் ,  சுகுமாரன் , துணைப்பொதுசெயலர்கள் தோழர் முத்தியாலு மற்றும் தோழர் வரப்பிரசாத் , உதவி பொது செயலர் தோழியர் ரத்னா , உதவி பொருளாளர் தோழர் ராமராவ் , தமிழ் மாநில செயலர் தோழர் வெங்கடாச்சலம் , சென்னை மாநில பொருளாளர் தோழர் கண்ணப்பன் ஆகியோர் கலந்துகொண்டனர் .
 அதுபோழ்து நம் ஓய்வூதியர் பிரச்சினைகள் தீவிரமாக விவாதிக்கப்பட்டன . நம்முடைய பிரதான கோரிக்கையான மத்திய ஏழாவது சம்பள குழு  பரிந்துரைகளின் அடிப்படையில்  ஓய்வூதிய மாற்றம் அடைந்திட எடுக்கப்பட வேண்டிய அடுத்த கட்ட நடவடிக்கைகள் குறித்து முக்கிய முடிவுகள் எடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன . 
அந்த விபரங்கள் விரைவில் மத்திய சங்க அறிக்கை மூலம் வெளி வரும்.

Monday, 22 July 2019

மயிலாடுதுறையில் 12வது மாதாந்திரக்கூட்டம் 21.07.2019 அன்று தோழர் சண்முகவேல் அவர்கள் தலமையில் மிகச் சிறப்பாக  நடைபெற்றது. சிறப்பு அழைப்பாளர்களாக   தோழர்கள்  பிரான்சிஸ் சேவியர், மா.அ.செ, சாமிநாதன் தஞ்சை மா.செ, ஜெயராமன் மா.அ.செ கலந்து கொண்டு இன்றைய புதிய சூழலைப்பற்றியும், நமது தலைவர்கள் எடுத்துக்கொண்டிருக்கிற நடவடிக்கை பற்றியும் சிறப்புரை ஆற்றினார்கள்.  அதுசமயம் அகவை 70ஐ கடந்த மூத்த தோழர்கள் சந்தானகோபாலகருஷ்ணன், வீரமணி, கோவிந்தராஜூ,கலியமூர்த்தி, முத்துக்கருப்பன், கல்யாணசுந்தரம், பாலசுப்பிரமணியன் மற்றும் தோழியர் கமலா கிளையின் சார்பாக கைத்தறி ஆடை அணிவித்து கெளரவிக்கப்பட்டார்கள். சிறப்பு அழைப்பாளர்களையும் கைத்தறிஆடை அணிவித்து கெளரவித்தார்கள். FTTH தொழில்நுட்பத்திற்கு OLTகருவி வாங்குவதற்காக தனது ஒரு மாத பென்சன் தொகையை வழங்கிய தோழர் சாமுநாதன் தஞ்சை மா.செ குடந்தை NFPTE தலைவர்தோழர் பாலு அவர்கள் கைத்தறி ஆடை அணிவித்து பாராட்டிப் பேசினார். மயிலாடுதுறையில் கடைகள் அடைத்திருந்தும் தோழர்கள் மதிய உணவை சிறப்பாக  ஏற்பாடு செய்திருந்தார்கள். கூட்ட  தோழர்கள் செந்திலாதிபன்,சண்முகவேல் செய்திருந்தார்கள். மயிலைத்தோழர்,தோழியர்களை மாவட்டச்சங்கம் பாராட்டி வாழ்த்துக்களைத் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறது. 
மா.அ. செயலாளர்,

Dr Senthilkumar Nallusamy, chief cardiologist, Rana Hospital, Tiruchy was the Reception Committee President of our Circle Conference conducted in Trichy. He also gave a very valuable awareness lecture on Heart Care in our Conference. Now he has been adjudged as the Best Doctor in Tamilnadu by the Indian Medical Association. Our Circle secretary has congratulated the Dr. and the Doctor has also acknowledged the Congratulatory Message
The message has appeared in the Deccan Chronicle dtd 22-07.
State Health Minister Dr C. Vijayabaskar congratulating the Dr.Senthilkumar Nallusamy  for receiving the IMA's award.
Dr Senthilkumar Nallusamy, chief cardiologist, Rana Hospital, Tiruchy has been awarded the ‘Tamil Nadu Best Doctor Award’ in the field of ‘Community Service’ on the eve of Doctor’s Day 2019, conferred by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

He had achieved a Guinness World Record in 2017 for the largest awareness lecture on organ donation and  “placed Tiruchy in the World Map”. He had also organised the ‘First Organ Donation Pledging Programme’ in Tiruchy, besides organising the first awareness rally with his schoolmates for organ donation.
 Dr Senthilkumar Nallusamy has donated and installed the ‘First Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)’ in Tiruchy at a public place. The AED is a machine which can save precious lives in an unfortunate event of a cardiac arrest.
He has also conducted the ‘First Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) hands-on workshop’ here for the general public exclusively for auto drivers to create awareness about CPR, which is an emergency procedure to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest.
An eminent cardiologist, he has delivered several cardiac awareness lectures for the last 17 years in and around Tiruchy at various schools, colleges, associations, bank employees and police personnel in which more than one lakh people have benefitted.
He also provided a helping hand to the rural areas through tele-medicine under the Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas Project (PURA ) which was inaugurated in 2006 by the late President Dr A PJ  Abdul Kalam.
He has also authored a book for the general public “How to protect your heart”, which was released in 2012 by former President Pranab Mukherjee.
As the founder-chairman of ‘Senthil Prabha Trust’, he has been doing various services to the differently-abled people and to the Gaja cyclone-affected people.
A number of dignitaries including Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C. Vijayabaskar congratulated Dr Senthilkumar Nallusamy for being chosen for this IMA Award.
We wish him to receive many and many more awards for his life saving noble service to the needy  people.
Just before the Bihar Circle Conference at 9 am on 21-7-19 , Com. P Gangadhara Rao GS lead the Delegation of BIHAR Circle to the House of Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad  at Patna. GS requested the Hon'ble MOC to settle our Pension Revision issue at the earliest after handing over a memorandum.
P Gangadhara Rao.  GS.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Government has taken a good decision to help the senior pensioners above the age of 80 years.
To Avoid hardship of the senior Pensioners waiting in the queue for a long time to file their Life Certificates in November every year the Ministry Of Personnel has issued an order that Senior Pensioners above the age of 80 years can File their  Life Certificate (JEEVAN PRAMAAN) in OCTOBER itself it will be validtill the last day of November next year.
Other Pensioners , below the age of 80 years have to file Life Certificates in the month of November itself as at Present.
The Order is Posted below...


In the CBMPA meeting at Delhi on 19-7-19 , the members  present have reviewed the present status of our PENSION REVISION. This file which was resent by DOT about two weeks ago seeking the permission of DOP&PW only for  DE - LINKING without complying to the queries raised by DOP has been examined by DOP & PW. It is understood that DOP &PW is likely to send the file back to DOT reiterating their original stand that the Administrative Department (DOT) only has to send a concrete and comprehensive proposal of Pension Revision like Fitment formula, Financial implications and the method of addressing the likely anomaly to those retired after 1-1-17.
So, the stand taken by DOT is not in order. 
The members  thoroughly deliberated  the issue and unanimously decided to further pursue this case strongly by seeking political intervention.
The following members were present.
P Gangadhara Rao Convener, Anupamkaul ,S S Nanda ,Rajendra Prasad and Mudgal.
--- P.Gangadhara Rao,

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has sent a letter to all Departments to hold Pension Adalat, on the same day of 23-8-2019 to settle maximum number of grievances of pensioners. Accordingly, National Adalat is proposed to be held on 23-08-2019 in the “ Hall Of Inspiration, Anna salai Telephones exchange, Dams Road Chennai 2.
Last date of receiving grievance will be 02-08-2019. Further notifications will be intimated later.
                         SECRETARY'S  LETTER

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Extra increment case listed as sl.no 24 in CAT I. AS DOT Counsel has not attended the court, Hon.Judge posted the case for hearing on 05.09.2019.
Com.V.Ramarao Circle President, Com. Rathna , AGS, Com.S.Sundarakrishnan ACS and Com.N.S.Deenadayalan ACS attended the court.
14th Annual General Body Meeting of Chennai traffic district.
High lights
More than 200 attended.
About 10 new members.
Spell bound speech from D.G.
All attended were happy to be with their old friends . Expressed they feel young after attending the meeting.
Com. P J BOWARD AND Com CYRIL Joseph And Com. Shanmugam all above 80 Years attended.
Com.Renganathan  as President.
Com.A Sunder  as secretary
Com. Syed Ghouse as Treasurer. 
were elected unanimously
Other office bearers continue with their posts.
With Fraternal Greetings.
R. Ranganathan.
Tfc Divn President