- Mysuru district branch held its general body meeting on 02-04-2017. Com. P Gangadhara Rao (Circle President as well as Dy GS ) and Com. R Changappa (Circle Secretary, Karnataka) spoke on various issues concerning BSNL pensioners. Com. M Ramaswamy, Com. Rajasekhara and Com. A O Aravindakshan were elected President, Secretary and Treasurer of the district branch.
Dhuri branch (Punjab) held its general body meeting on 01-04-2017. Com. Atmaram Verma, CWC member and Com. G S Bajwa, Circle Secretary addressed the meeting and explained various issues.
Com. Romesh Mohanty, Circle President unfurls the flag, a view of the audience.
The All India Consumer Price Indices for last 6 months are as:
2016 Octo0ber : 278
2016 November: 277 ==== Average for the 3 months : 277.33
2016 December: 275
2017 January: 274
2017 February: 274 ===== Average for the 3 months:274.33
IDA for January- March 2017 = 119.5%
IDA for April-June 2017 = 117.2%
There is a further reduction of 2.3% !!!!
BSNL WORK CULTURE IS STRANGE INDEED
In 2010, the Corporate Office of BSNL issued some instruction on maintenance of Service Book and forwarding the particulars of retiring staff. Then it sent some reminders. Not once; not twice or thrice....
14 Reminders have been sent on the same issue.
Still, many people do not get their retirement benefits and pension in time for want of papers from BSNL.
Now the Corporate Office has today issued the 15th Reminder to all field Units. 15th-reminder.pdf
GORAKHPUR DISTRICT CELEBERATED REACHING CENTURY OF LIFE MEMBERS (TOTAL 110) IN A GRAND MANNER AND CIRCLE EXECUTIVE OF U.P EAST CIRCLE WAS ALSO HELD AT GORAKHPUR ON 24-3-17 PRESIDED BY BABU RAM PRESIDENT. COMRADE MAHATHMA PATHAK PRESENTED A REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CIRCLE. IT WAS REPORTED THAT ALMOST 90% OF THE RETIREES HAVE RECEIVED 78.2 PENSION REVISION. G.NATARAJAN G/S AND M.D.SARAF AGS PARTICIPATED AND EXPLAINED THE ISSUES IN DETAIL. THE EXECUTIVE ALSO DECIDED TO STRENGTHEN OUR ASSOCIATION WITH RENEWED VIGOUR AND INCREASE THE LIFE MEMBERSHIP. WE CONGRATULATE GORAKPUR COMRADES, SECRETARY N.D.TIWARI, SH.SINGH, SAHNEY AND OTHERS FOR THEIR HARD WORK. OUR LIFE MEMBER SHRI R.R.TIWARI 93YRS OLD DOT RETIREE AND FATHER OF DIST.SECRETARY N.D.TIWARI WAS HONOURED
Since both the CCA and CGMT adopted very negative stand towards pensioners on many issues, the Kerala Circle Unit of AIBSNLPWA decided to organize agitational programmes.On 18-1-2017, a massive demonstration by more than 600 pensioners was conducted in front of Circle Office protesting against:1) Denial or rejection of many BSNLMRS claims from our members by the concerned section of Circle Office, influenced by some people belonging to rival organization.2) Irregular method of processing 78.2% cases by SSA offices, causing undue delay.3) Withholding of revision cases of those who retired in 2006, on the plea of unwanted clarification sought from Directorate by the CCA.4) Shortage of staff in CCA office.5) Heavy delay in settlement of 78.2 cases in the entire Circle.
Again, on 21-3-2017 and 22-3-2017, two days dharna was organsied in front of Circle Office.
On 22-3-2017 protest dharna was organized in front of all the eleven SSA offices in Kerala.
Hundreds of our members participated in the protest programmes expressing their anger over the negative attitude of authorities.
We are happy to welcome the newly branch formed in Jalandhar district of Punjab Circle.
Comrades Rajkumar, R S Walia and O P Syal are elected as President, District Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
Com. G S Bajwa, Circle Secretary attended the formation meeting. held on 21-3-2017.
Madurai district branch in Tamilnadu also conducted a special general body to commensurate with the Womens' day
BSNL-MTNL MERGER: WHERE IT STANDS?
According to the item appeared in the website of BSNLEU on 17-3-2017, the leaders of various organizations met CMD and discussed the matter. The report about the discussion is as:
[17.03.2017] Merger of BSNL and MTNL.
“Many rumours are doing the rounds among employees with regards to the merger of BSNL and MTNL. In view of this, the leaders who met the CMD BSNL today, raised the issue in the discussion. The CMD BSNL replied that he was not aware of any development on this issue. …..” (BSNLEU WEBSITE)
Then, read with the following news item appeared in PTI News on 19-3-2017
New Delhi: Amid renewed push for BSNL-MTNL merger, BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava has said the combination will be “advantageous” for both the state-owned telecom firms but issues pertaining to debt and salary structure will need to be sorted out first.
BSNL ASSETS: CMD informed the leaders as
“So far the Companies in India were following an Accounting Standard called GAP (General Accounting Principle). However, the Government of India has made it compulsory from this year onwards, that the Companies should follow a new Accounting Standard called Ind AS. As per this new Accounting Standard, a different methodology is to be adopted by the Companies, for calculating their net worth. Accordingly, the assets purchased by BSNL, after 01.10.2000, through the revenue it generated from it’s core business alone will be taken for assessing it’s net worth. At the same time, according to the new procedure, the value of the total assets of the Company, like land and buildings, will also figure in the account. For this purpose, BSNL has to bring in the value of it’s entire lands into the account. A consultancy, to be appointed by BSNL, probably KPMG, will assess the market value of these lands and will certify it. In this year’s account, BSNL’s lands worth atleast Rs.1,50,000 crore has to be brought into the account. And, this job has to be completed before 30th June, 2017. If BSNL’s assets worth Rs.1,50,000 crore figure in the account, it will greatly improve the image of the Company in the eyes of public.”
NITI AYOG Direction:
Niti Ayog (new version of Planning Commission) has listed BSNL and ITI for disinvestment.
Prime Minister’s Office has asked the Department of Telecom what action the latter has taken on the direction from the Niti Ayog…..
When you read all the above items, you will come to some conclusion. Some very important structural change of BSNL can be expected….
The Thanjavur Disrict branch (Tamilnadu) of our Association organized a very special massive convention on 18-3-2017 in commensurate with International Womens Day. About 500 members including 250 ladies attended it. CGMT, TN, GM (Madurai) GM (Plng. TN Circle), GM Thanjavur as well as Com. D Gopalakrishnan and Com. V Rama Rao participated in addition to other leaders from Madurai, Tirunelveli etc.
On the occasion, Smt. K Poonguzhali, the CGM of Tamilnadu Circle and Smt S E Rajam (GM Madurai) were felicitated. The leaders of comrades led by A K Dhanapalan and K Swaminathan made all arrangements for the grand function.
Few photos are given below:
Salem West branch conducted a special meeting and obsevred International Womens Day, on 18-3-2017.
A SPECIAL FUNCTION OF HOLI MILAN SAMAROH WAS CONDUCTED BY OUR MATHURA (UP WEST) BRANCH.
SENIOR MEMBERS ABOVE THE AGE OF 75 WERE HONOURED ON THE OCCASION.
As already reported earlier, when we met Shri J S Deepak IAS, the then Secretary, Telecom on 22-2-2017, we brought to his notice inordinate delay in settlement of the revision process with 78.2% IDR even though the DoT had stipulated 31-12-2016 as the target date. Secretary admitted the delay and directed Member(F) to sit with DDG(Estt) to fix another date which should be practical but not far off.
Now, Member (F) of Telecom Commission has issued a new instruction fixing new date for the settlement of cases.
Pre-2007 cases : BSNL offices should send the cases to CCA offices latest by 15-3-2017 and CCAs should issue revision orders by 31-3-2017.
Post-2007 cases: BSNL offices should send the cases latest by 31-3-2017 to CCAS and the CCAs should issue orders by 10-4-2017.
See the letter from M(F) here:
Three new branches have been opened at Bijnore, Circle Office and Ghaziabad in our UP West Circle recently.
Comrades Dilawar Singh, Om Prakash Meena and Rajkumar are elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer of CGMT Office branch at Meerut.
Comrades Rohitash Singh, U P Gupta and Tarke Singh are elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer of Ghaziabad branch.
DOT HAS ISSUED ORDERS TODAY RAISING THE CEILING OF DEATH/RETIREMENT GRATUITY TO RUPEES TWENTY LAKH WITH EFFECT FROM 1-1-2016.
THE MINIMUM PENSION IS NOT RAISED. IT IS DELIBERATE.
To see the order click here: gratuity-20-lakhs.pdf
Within a few hours the historic strike of Central Government Employees including GraminDakSevaks, Casual, Part-Time, Contingent, Daily rated and Contract workers will begin. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from North East to Gujarat the strike will be a thundering success. It is an outburst of anger and protest against those who betrayed the central government employees and pensioners.
NDA Govt’s Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Shri ArunJaitley and Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu cheated and betrayed the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 34 Lakhs pensioners.
Justice is on our side
Betrayers are on the other side
Ultimate victory will be ours as we believe in
Palakkad branch held a meeting of its District Executive committee on 11-3-2017 during the visit of Com. P S Ramankutty on his return to Trivandrum from Coimbatore.
A picture shows the Executive committee members attending.
COIMBATORE BRANCH HELD A GENERAL BODY MEETING ON 11-3-2017.
COM. P S RAMANKUTTY, ALL INDIA PRESIDENT ADDRESSED THE MEETING.
A view of the Audience: