All India BSNL Pensioners' Welfare Association.

AIBSNLPWA: THE ORGANIZATION OF COMMITTED AND EXPERIENCED

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REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE: regn-certificate.pdf

registration-certificate.pdf

CONSTITUTION:aibsnlpwa-constitution.pdf

REMITTANCES TO CHQ

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.

DO NOT USE CHQ PAN NUMBER

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.

ONLINE REMITTANCE OF CHQ QUOTA, PATRIKA SUBSCRIPTION: BANK DETAILS

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-upto-january-2018.xlsx

IDA RATES from Oct 2000: ida-2000-2018.xlsx

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Latest News

16/11


On 15-11-2018, the Corp. Office BSNL has sent a communication to all CGMs asking details of medical claims pending.

1) Hospital wise details

2) Claims submitted by BSNL retirees.

The letter is silent about pending medical allowance payment. The Corp. Office knows that they have not allotted funds to pay the allowance. So silent !.

The said letter is attached hereunder

mrs-pdg-bills-1.pdf

14/11

"DOT is determined to complicate the case of BSNL Employees Pay revision in all possible ways. AUAB is likely to intensify its struggle in future. AIBSNLPWA extends its solidarity with all the programms of employees. We call upon all our Units to actively support wherever possible and feasible".

.................................. P Gangadhara Rao, General Secretary.



bsnleu website ways:

DoT virtually rejects the key demands - now there is no other option, but to go on strike.

In the meeting held between the AUAB and the Secretary, Telecom, on 02.11.2018, it was informed that, the DoT would raise certain queries from BSNL. Further it was also assured that the DoT would finalise the Cabinet Note on the 3rd pay revision issue, on receipt of reply from BSNL. Now it is learnt that the DoT has written letter to BSNL, raising certain queries. It is also learnt that, in that letter, the DoT has virtually rejected the demands for 3rd pay revision, allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL and payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay.

The DoT has not taken any action for the last 8 months, to implement the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C). Now, they have virtually rejected all the important demands. Hence, CHQ would like to inform the circle and district unions that now we are left with no other option, but to go on strike, including an indefinite one. Circle and district unions are requested to give vide publicity to the employees on this development, and take all out efforts to mobilise the employees for strike action.


14/11

PROMISES, DECLARATIONS, CLAIMS, ILLUSIONS ARE OVER.

REALITY IS THAT DEPARTMENT OF TELECOM IS NOT PREPARED TO IMPLEMENT THE PRC REPORT FOR PAY REVISION. THE WORKING STAFF OF BSNL HAS NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO GO ON ACTION.

WE SUPPORT THEIR JOINT PROGRAMMES.

12/11

HON Union minister HN Ananth Kumar, 59, passes away in Bengaluru in the wee hours on Monday
He was undergoing treatment for cancer at at Shankara Cancer Hospital in Bengaluru.

SRI ANANTHKUMAR WAS A LEADER WITH DIFFERENCE. He never talked politics to us. He helped us knowing that our Association had members of diverse political views. He was practical in approach. Quick in action. Polite and Positive.
IT IS A GREAT LOSS TO US.

HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ENSURING TO BSNL PENSIONERS THAT OUR PENSION IS PAID BY GOVT. BY REMOVING 60:40 AND SETTLING 78.2 PENSION REVISION.

Our heartfelt condelonces to the brave Heart of Sri Ananthakumar.

30/10


The AUAB is holding protest demonstrations today. One of the demands placed by AUAB is Pension Revision. In its letter the AUAB has pointed out that last time, after implementation of Wage Revision of serving staff in BSNL, there was undue delay in pension revision. It should not happen this time. Hence AUAB demands immediate pension revision for BSNL absorbees. AUAB did not demand CPC fitment benefit. Immediate pension revision means; there should not be much delay after wage revision. So, I feel that the pension revision is indirectly linked with pay revision of serving staff.

At the same time, the BSNLEU CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at Ghaziabad on 22-23 October 2018 adopted a clear resolution on Pension revision.The resolution says:

“As regards the pension revision of the absorbed BSNL retirees, the DoT has always maintained that it is linked with the wage revision of BSNL employees, which is totally unacceptable. At par with the pension revision given to the other pensioners covered under CCS Pension Rule 1972, the absorbed BSNL pensioners should also be given pension revision immediately and without waiting for the wage revision of the serving employees to get completed…..”

It is a clear and correct stand. I welcome the stand taken by BSNLEU. I hope AUAB will also come out with such a clear unambiguous demand on pension revision. Pension revision and pay revision are two different issues to be decided by two authorities. Do not link the both. Grant the pension revision to BSNL retirees immediately at par with other central service pensioners. Already two years are over. Do not wait further.

….P S RAMANKUTTY…

23/10

Hereunder we reproduce the posting in the website of AIBSNLOA:

22-10-2018 Meeting with Director (PSU), DoT:

Today GS along with Shri S.P. Sharma GS BSNL WRU met Shri Pawan Gupta Director (PSU) DoT and enquired about the status of cabinet note for relaxation of affordability clause for implementation of 3rd PRC recommendation in BSNL. Director (PSU) DoT informed us that DoT Finance had earlier raised some points and DoT had written to BSNL for clarifying the points raised by DoT Finance. The clarification submitted by BSNL is being examined by DoT Finance. After clearance by DoT Finance, the cabinet note will be sent to all the concerned Ministries for their comments. Director (PSU), DoT assured us that all efforts are being taken for implementing 3rd pay revision in the coming months, but the main concern is the 22% fall in revenue in 2017-18 when compared to the revenue of 2016-17. In the present financial year also BSNL revenue has been coming down and this may be a stumbling block in getting cabinet approval.

22/10

APPEAL FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TELECOM AGAINST THE JUDGEMENT OF CAT PRINCIPAL BENCH IN THE CASE OF PENSION ANOMALY, FILED BY OUR ASSOCIATION AND WON BY US, CAME UP FOR HEARING IN DELHI HIGH COURT TODAY. IT CAME UP AFTER LONG TEN MONTHS. EVEN THEN, THE DEPARTMENT DID NOT COMPLY WITH THE COURT ORDERS. ADVOCATE FOR DEPARTMENT SOUGHT FURTHER TIME. A SHORT POSTPONMENT IS ALLOWED. NEXT DATE OF HEARING IS 8-2-2019.

When justice is denied by the Government we are compelled to approach the court. It is the last resort for people like pensioners. Even at that stage the Government departments can play games and delay the justice further. Latest instance is the Pension Anomaly Case that came up before Delhi high court. Last time, the high court gave a long period of ten months to the Department of Telecom to file their counter. But after ten months, when the case was taken up the Department lawyer wants more time. Of course, this time it is only 4 months’ time is given. But there is no guarantee that Department will file their counter before that date.

THE TWO OTHER CASES

Our Association has filed two cases in Ernakulam CAT.

1. For getting arrears on account of 78.2% IDA revision from 1-1-2007 instead of 10.6.2013.

2. To get pension re-fixed @ 50% of last pay drawn to all BSNL retirees who retired before 1-1-2006.

CAT admitted both the cases. But, a date for hearing is not yet given by the CAT.

Reason?

There is only Judge in CAT Ernakulam bench. Only when two judges are available the case will be heard.

Government is responsible for this situation. A judge had retired in December 2017. 10 months have gone. The vacancy is not yet filled up. This is the case with Chennai bench of CAT also. It is the case with many other benches of CAT.

CAT was introduced to ensure justice as quickly as possible to the central government employees and pensioners.The very purpose is defeated by not posting sufficient number of judges.

The government, the bureaucracy, the authorities can deny justice; they can delay the justice also. The ordinary people are helpless.

Most of the people affected by the pension anomaly have left this world. But, justice is a distant cry for their families…..


EVEN THE COURT OF JUSTICE DOES NOT OPEN ITS EYES.

16/10

As on 30-9-2018, there are 1,74,216 staff in BSNL. Out of them 1,26,534 will retire from service during next ten years. So, there will be hardly 50,000 people after ten years.

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