All India BSNL Pensioners' Welfare Association.



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After the recent merger of five subsidiary banks (including State Bank of Travancore,with whom our CHQ has the Accounts) in SBI, the Bank is levying unnecessary charges and putting unwanted restrictions. More than Rs 25000 can not be sent to a particular account per day. One branch transfers Rs. 25000 to CHQ account one day. Nobody else can transfer amounts on that day.If they transfer we have to pay unnecessary fines.

Use NEFT to transfer funds to CHQ account.First, deposit the amount in the account of the branch.Then using NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer system) you can transfer any amount without paying extra charges. Else, you can remit the amounts as DD or pan India Cheque.


Some Circle Units have opened bank account giving CHQ PAN. Now, the Tax is deducted for the total amount taking together all the deposits made by CHQ and Circles with the same PAN.We are made to pay huge amounts as Income Tax.So, Circle Units are requested to obtain separate PAN. It is urgent.


Name of recipient: AIBSNLPWA (CHQ),---------- SB A/c No 67100927818--------- Name of Bank: ... State Bank of India
Name of Branch: Chennai Anna Nagar West Extn, ------------------------ IFSC of the Branch: SBIN0070530.

Immediately after transferring any amount to CHQ, please drop a letter to our Treasurer (Address: Shri T S Vittoban, S-6, SUBHIKSHA, 35/12, Abdulla Street, Choolaimedu, Chennai 600 094.) intimating the break up figures:

Arrears Calculation Table: arrears-table.xlsx

IDA RATES from Oct 2000: IDA rate from 2000 to 2017


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Sambalpur district unit (Odisha) has held its district conference today, 21-1-2018. Com. B N Behera (CS) and Com. Bhaskar Nayak (Org. Secretary) attended the conference.

Comrades A C Panda, Khatu Bhoi and P Kisan have been elected as District President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

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Kolar District Unit held its second conference today, 21-01-2018, at Chickaballapura. Com. P Gangadhara Rao (AGS), Com. R Changappa (CS) and Com. K Gururajan (Circle Tr.) attended the conference. Comrades S Venkatanarayana, E Subramani and P Channakesavaiah have been elected as District President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

Kolar branch has 232 members. All the 232 are LIFE MEMBERS.

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Ernakulam District Unit of our Association organized a Workshop on Pension Rules today for the benefit of our active members there to equip them to help pensioners whenever necessary. Com. P Narayanan Moosad (DGM Retd), Kerala Circle President, spoke on the subject.

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50,000 Indian telecom workers to lose jobs in 2018

The bloodbath in Indian telecom is set to worsen in 2018, and that may mean more job losses.

“In this calendar year, another 50,000 jobs are likely to go (in telecom) and at this point, telecom seems to be the worst-affected sector in terms of jobs. Last year about 40,000 jobs were lost,” Aditya Narayan Mishra, CEO of human resources consultancy firm CIEL HR, told Quartz. “This is happening across the sector, from companies in hardware to the ones in network operations.”

This crisis in the Indian telecom sector began after India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, entered the $50 billion telecom market in September 2016. In order to lure customers, Ambani’s firm, Reliance Jio, has been doling out freebies and has drastically reduced data and call charges, dealing a body blow to other operators.

“The sector has been witnessing rough weather in terms of profitability. The high cost of loan servicing and aggressive competition for market share have reduced the profitability per subscriber. This has also impacted the software and hardware providers to the telecom operators,” a report by CIEL HR, published on Jan. 15, says.

Many companies are also strapped for funds. Banks are not too keen on lending further as some of the telecom companies are already struggling to service existing loans. As the firms rework growth plans, some people are being laid off and others are jumping ship in fear, added Mishra.

Most of those quitting their telecom jobs are eyeing other sectors, adds the report. “This trend highlights the fact that the sector is not recruiting unless it is a critical need that has to be filled by external talent.”

Subdued profitability has resulted in poor salary hikes. About one-third of the total telecom employee base received less than a 5% hike, a huge dampener for morale, added the report.

The overall job market has been tentative anyway. Several other sectors, such as IT and manufacturing, have also reduced headcounts. In fact, one in 10 jobs in India may cease to exist in another five years as globalisation, demographic changes, and new-age technologies transform industries.

For the 225,000 people employed in Indian telecom, these are tense times—and will likely remain so for a year more, Mishra said.



The recognized unions had a meeting with Director (HR) of BSNL on 8-1-2018. One item discussed was the Pay Anomaly occurred due to point to point fixation of pay when CDA pay was converted into IDA pay with effect from 1-10-2000. 17 years ago. It is decided that Estt. Branch will collect the requisite information from Circles to examine the issue !!!!!!

During the last 17 years, this issue was discussed several times. Data was collected several times from Circles. Some time back, an order was issued also in a half hazard manner, granting upgradation to remove the anomaly till the date of retirement. That order did not solve the anomaly in pension.

Now, after all these exercise, the Management agreed to collect the information from circles and examine the issue.

It may take another 15 or 20 years to collect the data. As usual, some Circles will not send the information. Gradually, the issue will be killed. The people affected may not remain on this earth. Even the Company itself may not remain.

It is the first great joke of the New Year.


New Delhi: The proposed privatisation of Air India Ltd has gained momentum, with the government deciding to break the airline into four units and offer to sell at least 51% in each of them besides transferring most of the non-core debt owed by the carrier to its own balance sheet.

The core airline business comprising Air India and Air India Express—the low-cost overseas arm—will be offered as one company, and the process will be completed by the end of 2018, minister of state for aviation Jayant Sinha said in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday. Its regional arm, ground handling and engineering operations will also be sold separately in the same process.



THE MEDIA IS CELEBRATING EGO CLASHES AMONG THE SUPREME COURT JUDGES. Neither the judges nor the media are worried about delay in disposal of cases by Indian Courts. A recent report says the position is worst in Gujarat where there are are more judges than many other states. According to the said report, it will take 287 years (YES 287 years) to clear all the pending cases in lower courts in Gujarat at the present rate of disposal ! Media should focus on this aspect.

It is natural that corrupt/criminal politicians influence judiciary. If the Supreme Court judges are also amenable to such pressure where is the shelter for common man?

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For centuries, India depended upon agriculture. For agriculture water was essential. Rivers were the main source of water for agriculture. So, towns and cities developed on the banks of rivers. After harvest, people become wealthy and happy. That is the time for celebration.

So, everywhere people of India have harvest festivals. Pongal or Makara Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated mainly in Tamilnadu and Andhra. Then we have Holi, Baisakhi/Vaisakhi, Rongoli Bihu, Hareli, Onam, Nuakhai and less known Kut or Tikhu Emong of NE areas. Even Diwali is a harvest festival.



On the initiative taken by Shri S T Pawar, District Secretary and other leaders of Hubli (Karnataka), a new branch has been formed on 12-1-2018 in the adjoining district of Gadag. Comrades G G Kulkarni, S K Patil and S A Mundalamani are elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer of the new branch. We congratulate Hubli comrades and welcome the new members at Gadag.

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