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08/10

THE VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT BRANCH ORGANIZED A MEETING ON 8-10-2017 IN WHICH SENIOR MEMBERS INCLUDING SHRI RAMACHANDRA RAO, RETIRED CGM, WERE FELICITATED. SHRI RAMCHANDRA RAO IS OUR MEMEBR AT VISAKHAPATNAM. .

Few photos:

SRI RAMACHANDRA RAO BEING FELICITATED.

08/10


I am quite excited to receive a report from Shri T Santhanagopal, VP of our Thanjavur branch about the way they celebrated Deepavali, instead of wasting money on crackers etc.

A team of our Pensioner comrades led by Shri V Swaminathan(District Secretary), Com. K S Krishnamoorthy and some lady comrades of Thanjavur in Tamilnadu visited different Orphanage Homes, Blind Boys Schools, Poor Girls Homes, Mentally Retards Rehabilitation Centres, Deaf and Dumb Home etc in the Temple Town and distributed good number of packets of clothes to the inmates, 650 packets of sweet etc. etc.

It is further heartening to note that Shri Vinodh, the PGMT of Thanjavur and Shri Vijayakumar, DGM participated in such a function organized by our District Association in an orphanage Anbalayam. The Instructors/Teachers and inmates of these Poor Homes were jubilant to receive the gifts from BSNL pensioners.

I congratulate the Thanjavur comrades who organize such charity programmes every year instead of spending money or crackers. This type of charity really gives light to the minds and eyes of hapless people.

Few photos are given below.

…… P S R

07/10

AS REPORTED BY US EARLIER, THE RATE OF IDA FROM OCTOBER 2017 IS 124.3%.

DPE HAS ISSUED ORDERS IN THIS REGARD. BOTH THE ORDERS ARE UPLOADED HEREUNDER:

ida-oct-2017.pdf

ida-oct-2017-2.pdf

05/10

Yesterday, BSNL staff Unions have organized a candle march in Delhi demanding wage re vision. We congratulate them for the united action. We know candle cannot substitute sun. But it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

A sustained, united struggle is the essential pre-requisite to get wage revision. Some have the illusion that CMD and BSNL Board will help them. Attitude of the government is most important.

We have no illusion that once the serving staff get the wage revision the pensioners will automatically will get pension revision. Pensioners have to struggle for that. Our pension revision should be completely delinked from the wage revision issue of serving staff.

However, we are keen that serving staff get wage revision. They lost bonus. Normally Telecom employees used to get maximum bonus. More than the railway workers. Had we continued as Department of Telecom, minimum 80 days’ pay could be expected as bonus for each serving employee. That comes around Rs 18000. BSNL management has saved more than Rs 350 crore. Navrathri and Durga Puja have gone without bonus for BSNL staff.That is another indication. United struggle by entire BSNL employees including officers will become inevitable for wage revision.

05/10

The Corporate Office of BSNL has sent another letter today to all CGMs asking to intimate number of cases processed by BSNL and forwarded to concerned CCAs for revision of DoT pension applying the new formulation granted vide order dated 12-5-2017.This is the third reminder in the matter.Number of cases identified against each circle is also attached to the letter from Corporate Office.The number of DOT pensioners in the Circles is as:

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR 2

ANDHRA: 5602

ASSAM:823

BIHAR: 2350

CHHATISGARH: 534

DELHI: 13000

GUJARAT: 3655

HARYANA: 850

HIMACHAL: 354

J & K: 525

JHARKHAND: 383

KARNATAKA: 5955

KERALA: 4407

KOLKATA TD: 4631

MADHYAPRADESH: 3213

MAHARASTRA: 21500

NE I: 411

ODISHA: 1482

PANJAB: 2699

RAJASTHAN: 2506

TAMILNADU: 11400

UP EAST: 3900

UP WEST: 1586

UTTARAKHAND: 455

WEST BENGAL: 6863

TOTAL: 99084

03/10

Now, these women will clean the roads....

02/10

On 2-10-2017, the leaders of UP West Circle Office branch felicitated Shri V D Sharma, an Accounts Officer retired in 1986. The senior pensioner was very glad to meet his friends. Com. Sheer Singh, AGS and Comrades Arun Sharma, Surender Tyagi, Hari Om, O P Meena and others were in the team.

02/10

CHQ treasurer informs that\g details for the following receipts are yet to be received from the remitters.


Receipt no. 873 dtd 25.9.17 Rs. 1700.00
Receipt No. 874 dtd 27.9.17 Rs. 6920.00
Receipt No. 875 dtd 27.9.17 Rs. 25000.00
Receipt No. 876 dtd 27.9.17 Rs. 99190.00
Receipt No. 877 dtd 27.9.17 Rs. 2000.00
Receipt No. 879 dtd 27.9.17 Rs. 30000.00

Those who sent the above mentioned amounts to CHQ account are requested to contact Treasurer Shri Vittoban and intimate details.

P S Ramankutty

30/09

WITH GREAT GRIEF WE REPORT THAT COM. SAMPATH SINGH, RAJASTHAN CIRCLE PRESIDENT OF OUR ASSOCIATION BREATHED LAST YESTERDAY, 29-9-2017, AT AJMER. HE WAS 70+. COM. SAMPATH WAS NOT WELL FOR 2-3 WEEKS. HE WAS ONE OF THE LEADING TRADE UNION LEADERS OF TELECOM WORKERS IN RAJASTHAN.

CHQ CONVEYS ITS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF LATE COM. SAMPATH SINGH.

29/09

The All India Consumer Price Index (Ind. Workers) for the month of August 2017 is announced today. It is 285 points. For the previous month of July also it was 285.Based on the above, the rate of IDA from 1-10-2017 can be assessed as 124.27%. We can expect 124.3%. An increase of 5.3% from the existing rate of 119%.

28/09

As reported earlier, we had won the case in Principal bench of CAT. The Judgement was delivered on 16-12-2016 with a direction to implement it within three months. We waited for 6 months. No order was issued. Nor any Appeal was filed. Then we filed a Contempt of Court petition in CAT. It was taken up last month. Advocate for the respondents wanted time. Again, the case was taken up today by a double Bench consisting of Justice Mr. Permod Kohli, Chairman and Justice Mr. K N Srivasatava.

Advocate for CMD BSNL stated that they are filing their reply today. Advocate for the Government wanted further time of four weeks. Our Advocate wanted personal appearance of the Respondents. The Court told that this may be considered subsequently.

Next date is 17-11-2017.

28/09

PENSIONERS ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE MONTHLY AVERAGE BALANCE STIPULATION

The State Bank of India has issued revised instructions regarding maintenance of Monthly Average Balance (MAB) in SB Accounts and charges to be levied if the MAB is not maintained.

Significant aspect is that some categories of Account holders are exempted from the said charges.

Pensioners are one category exempted from the MAB charges.

27/09

Com. G Natarajan (GS) and Com. T S Vittoban (Treasurer) reached Kolkata on 25-9-2017 evening. They attended the Kolkata Civil Wing District Conference on 26-9-2017. Since other branches representatives were not present it was decided to hold the West Bengal Circle conference on a later date ensuring participation by all.

Both GS and Treasurer met the PGM (Finance) and discussed cases of many medical claim bills pending. It is revealed that HR number is not fed in the ERP and hence the delay. PGM (F) assured prompt action to settle some pending cases pointed out.

For the purpose of MRS, the retirees of erstwhile Telegraph Traffic in Kolkata are clubbed with Circle Office. Due to Durga puja holidays, the GM (HR) of Circle Office who was in charge of the medical cases was not available and hence our leaders could not meet her.

26/09

With great grief, we report the sad news on demise of Com.M. Amirthalingam of Salem, our Former Assistant Circle Secretary of Tamilnadu Circle, who breathed his last at 03-55 PM yesrteday, 25th September 2017 at Coimbatore. His last rites will be performed today.

He was the President of our Association in Salem West district Branch. He is one among the top leaders of Salem and was instrumental in the merger process of Salem West division into AIBSNLPWA. His Contribution to TESA is also remembered by all.

Com. Amrithalingam was also associated with the Progressive Writers movement in Tamil.

CHQ of AIBSNLPWA conveys heart felt condolences to the bereaved family

25/09



Comrades DG, Rama Rao, Venkitachalam and others

representing AIBSNLPWA

Comrades Narasimhan, Ramalingam, Thiruvenkitaswamy and others

representing AIBSNLPWA

25/09

Two photographs of the General Body meeting of Kodambakkam branch (Chennai TD Circle) held on 18-9-1017.

22/09

This week witnessed a flurry of activity among ministers and bureaucrats as the scale of India’s economic crisis has, hopefully, begun to sink in. The slowdown in economic momentum is not just on account of extraordinary disruptions over the last year, including the transition to GST. The fact is the slowdown preceded November’s demonetisation announcement. The emphasis on economic revival through a package of measures is welcome. But Band Aids will not suffice any longer. GDP growth of 5.7% in April-June, the slowest rate of growth in three years, encapsulates the state of the economy.. (Times of India)

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21/09

78 DAYS WAGES AS BONUS TO RAILWAY WORKERS.

Railway Employees will get 78 days wages as Productivity Linked Bonus this year.

20/09

Postal employees will get 60 days pay as Productivity Linked Bonus this year. For calculation of Bonus, the pay will be reckoned as Rs 7000 per month.

A section of Defence employees will get 40 days pay as Productivity Linked Bonus this year. For calculation of Bonus, the pay will be reckoned as Rs 7000 per month.

Other central government employees, not covered by PLB, will get 30 days pay as adhoc Bonus this year. For calculation of Bonus, the pay will be reckoned as Rs 7000 per month. A sum of 6908 shall be the amount for hem.