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09/05

The Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has released a matter as Frequently asked Questions and Answers (FAQ) on Pension Policy in central Civil services. It is given as attached file. By clicking on the following link you can read the matter. It is helpful to pensioners..... PSR

faq-pension-policy.docx

07/05


Originally, the Grade Pay granted to the pay band of Rs 6500-10500 was Rs 4200 .Later on the Grade Pay was increased to Rs 4600. But, when the new Concordance Table was prepared, the increased GP of Rs. 4600 was not taken into account. As a result, those who DOT pensioners retired from Grade IV are denied their due pension in the recently implemented pension revision based on order dated 12-5-2017. It is a very simple matter. But, bureaucrats in Delhi will not give the benefit to pensioners. Matter was discussed in SCOVA meeting on 23-3-2018. Only discussion; no decision. The official minutes indicates that:

“the proposal was not agreed to by Dept. of Expenditure. The matter has again been referred to Department of Expenditure for reconsideration on 22-2-2018. Department of Expenditure was requested to expedite their decision in the matter.”

HOW MANY YEARS THE PENSIONERS SHOULD WAIT?

WHERE IS THE GOOD GOVERNANCE?

WHERE IS THAT ACCHA DIN?

07/05


Anomaly in fixation of pension of DoT employees absorbed in BSNL between 1-10-2000 and 30-7-2001 was discussed once again in the SCOVA meeting on 23-3-2018. As usual, only discussion; no decision. See the following lines quoted from the official minutes of SCOVA meeting of 23-3-2018:

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(vi) Anomaly in fixation of pension of DoT employees absorbed in BSNL between 1-10-2000 and 30-7-2001

DOT informed that the Hon’ble CAT in its order dated 16-12-2016 has allowed the petition filed by some absorbee BSNL pensioners who retired during 01-10-2000 and 30-07-2001. DOT has filed a writ petition in Delhi High Court against the order of Hon’ble CAT. Hon’ble High Court has granted stay on implementation of Hon’ble CAT order. The case will come up for hearing in High Court in October 2018.

DoT has separately moved a proposal to Department of Expenditure on a formulation suggested by DoPPW. Department of Expenditure has sought financial implications on the proposal. DoT is compiling information and would submit the same to Department of Expenditure.

[Action: Department of Telecom and Department of Expenditure.]”

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THE AFFECTED PENSIONERS ARE ABOVE THE AGE OF 77.

MANY OF THEM LEFT THIS WORLD. BUT DOT WILL NOT BE MOVED.

THEY SAY REPEATEDLY "HONOURABLE CAT" ETC.

BUT THEY NEVER HONOUR THE CAT ORDERS.

WHERE IS THE HONOUR PLESE?

05/05

Few days back, in this Website, we had posted details of Rs 8,00,200 received by CHQ towards AIC Fund @ Rs 50 per member. Thereafter, up to 2-5-2018, CHQ has received another sum of Rs 137750. Details of this additional receipt are:

Chengelpet: Rs. 3000
Chennai TFC : Rs. 10000
Chickmagalur: Rs. 5000
Davangere: Rs. 4000
Ernakulam: Rs. 70000
Karaikudi: Rs. 9000
Katihar: Rs. 3000
Khammam: Rs. 11250
Raichur: Rs. 5000
Thanjavur: Rs. 15000
Tiruninravur: Rs. 2500

GRAND TOTAL : RS 9,37,950.00. Our Target is Rs 17 lakh. I am sure that all other branches will remit the amount without further delay. Those who paid first instalment also are requested to send the remaining before 30-5-2018...... P S Ramankutty

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28/04

PURI AIC

Dear Comrades,

Kindly refer the posting dated 21-4-2018, in this Website about next AIC at Puri, immediately after the Chennai CWC. I tried to confine the matter to one page of our Patrika. In that effort, some points were not made amply clear. Therefore, some comrades raise some doubts. Hence, this posting again. In the coming days too I shall post some items/information about next AIC.

DATE & VENUE OF AIC: It is finalized as 22-9-2018 (Saturday) and 23-9-2018 (Sunday). Reception Committee has applied for the Railway Tourist Complex, just outside Puri Railway Station. It is quite convenient for delegates to locate the place. But, till today, Railway Authorities have not given any confirmation order. Normally the Complex is given for Tourists through private agencies. Railway authorities have to take a decision. We are waiting. We shall let you all know when there is some definite information.

DELEGATE FEE: It is Rs 1000 per head for food and accommodation for delegates. For food alone, for almost 3 days (from dinner on 21-9-2018 to breakfast on 24-9-2018) the cost will be around Rs 900 per head. Visitors like Family members etc. have to pay Rs 1000 per head if they want to take food provided by the Reception Committee.

Some time back, one BSNL Pensioners’ organization conducted their AIC at Puri. They charged Rs 3000 per head. We have fixed only Rs. 1000 in total per head. Our delegates have to pay only Rs 1000 in total per head for both food and rooms.

ACCOMMODATION: We thought that accommodation would be cheaper in Puri. No doubt, it will be very cheap if we take Dharamsalas. But, I find many of the Dharamsalas are not neat and clean. Number of toilet is very limited. Our Delegates are old people. They require some comfortable facilities. Hence we suggested to Orissa comrades to arrange hotel accommodation though costly.

Three good hotels belonging to the Sree Jagannath Temple Trust have been identified. They are fine. Gundicha Bhakta Niwas (60 rooms), near Sreegundicha Mandir at the end of Grand Road, Sree Nilachala Bhakta Niwas (60 rooms) at Grand Road and Niladri Complex (120 rooms) at Grand Road. Niladri is now under renovation. We hope it will be ready within a month. It is estimated that Rs 17 lakh will be required to accommodate 1000 delegates for three days from 21-9-2018 to 23-9-2018 in these locations. Other expenses for conference hall, dining hall, publicity etc. are extra.

CHQ will help Orissa comrades for which we gave a call for AIC fund @ Rs 50 per member.So far, we have received only Rs 8 lakh.We expect that all branches will send the amount in full and raising Rs 17 lakh is not a problem for our association. It is Rs 50 per head once in three years.

NUMBER OF DELEGATES: We can hold a conference of 3000 or 5000 people. Our members are interested to attend AIC. But considering the burden of Reception Committee, number of delegates has to be restricted. It is done strictly according to the CHQ quota received from districts. If any branch sends extra people as Visitors or Observers they have to arrange accommodation themselves. Reception Committee can help them book rooms in private hotels, if required amount (approximately Rs 1000 per double bed room per day) is sent to Reception committee. These hotels may not be as good as the three mentioned earlier.

…. Will continue later …..

P S Ramankutty

27/04



I regret that some typing errors crept in while uploading the matter on donations received by CHQ towards AIC Fund. Name of Nagercoil appeared twice. One donation of Rs 10000 was identified as from Shimoga. I am thankful to Com. T S Vittoban, our CHQ Treasurer, who took pains to correct the figures even at the odd hours of 1AM.

Now, the corrected statement is as follows:

AIC FUND UPTO 26-4-2018

AP Cuddappah 6450
AP Kurnool 10000
AP Vijayanagaram 10000
AP Vishakapatnam 15000
AS Kamrup 2000
BH Ara 5000
CH Chromepet 5000
CH Saidapet 5000
CH Tiruttani 750
CH Velachery 9000
CH CHTD 5000
CH Kalmandapam 5000
CH Kanchipuram 1550
CH Kodambakkam 3600
CH Mylapore 5000
CH Villiwakkam 20000
CH Akhilandeswari (Smt) 10000
CH Hariharan D 5000
GJ Bhavnagar 21000
HR Gurgaon 4000
JD Jharkhand 11000
JD T S PillaI 5000
KL Alleppey 3050
KL Calicut 30000
KL Kannur 15000
KL Kottayam 15000
KL Malappuram 6000
KL Palakkad 6000
KT Shimoga 10000
KT Bangalore TD 100000
KT Kolar 12000
KT Mangalore 15000
KT Tumkur 10800
MH Bhandhra 400
MH Latur 3500
MH Nagpur 25700
MH P K Borkar 1000
MP Balaghat 3900
MP Bhopal 15000
MP Gwalior 5000
MP Indore 5000
MP Jabalpur 20000
MP M C Sharma 10000
OR Balasore 1000
OR Baripada 4000
PB Circle 20000
RJ Ajmer 3100
RJ Jaipur 5000
RJ Kota 1000
RJ Sawaimadhopur 2000
RJ Udaipur 4000
TG Kukatpalli 15600
TN Coimbatore 15000
TN Dharmapuri 7000
TN Erode 1500
TN Madurai 9900
TN Nagercoil 15000
TN Pondycherry 10000
TN Salem East 19100
TN SalemWest 10000
TN Thanjavur 15000
TN Tirunelveli 23500
TN Tuticorin 17250
TN Vellore 20000
TN Virudunagar 10000
TN Coonoor 2600
TN Cuddalore 35000
TN P Jayaraman, Cuddalore 10000
TN Trichy 10000
UPE Allahabad 2500
UPE Fatehpur 600
UPE Jhansi 2600
UPE Kanpur 7000
UPE Lakhimpur 800
UPE Lucknow 1050
UPE Pratapgarh 1300
UPE Varanasi 2750
UPW Bijnor 2000
UPW Mathura 1250
UPW Meerut CO 3900
UPW Meerut Dist 9000
WB Kolkata C/W 200
WB 2000
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TOTAL Rs. 8,00,200.00

25/04

Finally, today BSNL Corporate Office has issued the order for payment of quarterly allowance up to March 2018. It is yet to be decided whether the scheme should continue beyond March 2018.

see the order: BSNLMRS Upto March 2018

25/04

BSNL Pensioners of Kerala circle organized a march to CCA/CGMT offices today in Trivandrum demanding:

1) Settle all pending MRS claims from pensioners without further delay.

2) Grant medical allowance under BSNLMRS up to March 2018.

3) Revise pension of 2006 retirees of the circle, kept pending by CCA Kerala asking for unwanted clarifications again and again.

Com. P S Ramankutty, National India President inaugurated the March. Com. P Narayanan Moosad (Circle President) and Com. T P George (Circle Secretary) addressed. Com. K Ravindran welcomed and Com. Pushpakumari proposed vote of thanks.

23/04

We regret to report that Com. Harikrishnan, former All India Organising Secretary of our Association expired in Chennai on 22-4-2018. He was 76 years old.

CHQ conveys deep condolences on the demise of Com. Harikrishnan.

22/04

On 21-4-2018, large number of MTNL staff and pensioners met in the compound of Kidwai Bhavan, New Delhi. The function was organised by Forum of MTNL unions and associations and the Joint Forum of MTNL retirees. Leaders were felicitated. They decided to move ahead unitedly to achieve pay revision and pension revision with fitment benefits suggested Pay commission.

2 photos:

21/04

Department of Telecom sent a proposal to Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), for relaxation of affordability condition in DPE guidelines on implementation of 3rd PRC report for BSNL staff. As long as the affordability condition is insisted the pay revision in BSNL will remain a mirage. After dillydallying for some time the DPE has told DoT that any relaxation of the condition requires approval by the Cabinet.

It was a known fact. There is nothing new in it.

But, some friends say that DPE has cleared the permission to approach Cabinet! Is it a clearance? They want to give an impression that the proposal is cleared by DPE.

See the DPE letter: dpe-on-prc.jpg

21/04

(A) ALL INDIA CONFERENCE:
The Date: 22nd and 23rd September, 2018, Saturday and Sunday.

Venue of Conference: First preference is the East Coast Railway Tourist Complex, just adjacent to Puri Railway Station. If it is not available, the spacious compound in Sree Gundicha Bhakta Niwas will be the venue. Exact venue will be notified very soon.

Accommodation (Lodgings):
Dharamsalas are many in Puri. But they are not suitable to elderly persons. Hence, rooms in good hotels will be provided for comfortable stay of delegates. It is costly. 3 locations have been seen; (1) Sree Gundicha Bhakta Niwas, near Sree Gundicha Mandir. (2) Nilachala Bhakta Niwas and (3) Niladri complex. All are in Grand Road, Puri and owned by Jagannath Temple Trust. 1000 delegates can be accommodated in the three. Cost of the accommodation may be around Rs 17 lakhs for 3 days. Hence, Reception Committee will arrange accommodation to elected delegates from 21st to 24th September only. Visitors have to make their own arrangements. If rent is sent to RC in advance (around Rs. 1000 per day for two beds room) RC will help Visitors book rooms in hotels.

FOOD: food will be provided to Delegates and Visitors on payment of Rs 1000 per head. It will start with dinner on 21-9-2018 and continue up to breakfast on 24-9-2018.

Delegate Fee : Rs 1000 per head. It can be remitted to RC Current Account No. 37632997819 in State Bank of India POKHARIPUT branch, IFS Code is SBIN0010928. PAN: AADAA5034E.

Resolution Committee: Comrades K Muthialu, V V S Murthy, R A Sharma and G S Bajwa.

Credential Committee: Coms. V Rama Rao, T P George, A K Singh and R N Singh.

Minutes Committee: Coms. R H Mitkary, J S Dahya, V Varaprasad and R N Padanair.

Resolutions and amendment to constitution should reach CHQ before 15-6-2018.

AIC FUND: Though Patna CWC decisions were conveyed, only some branches have remitted the amount. All are requested to remit the amount to CHQ account before 30-6-2018 itself.

PAN and IT Returns: Circles and District Units who have already obtained PAN should file IT returns. CHQ will issue detailed circular to all circles soon in consultation with new auditor. Xerox copy of PAN may be supplied to CHQ by all Circles and District Units who have it.

Auditor: M/s RCS and Co, Chennai are appointed as new auditor.

DELHI CIRCLE; An adhoc committee is constituted to hold circle conference.


(B) PROTEST PROGRAMMES:

Organise protest demonstrations on 20-6-2018 and Dharna on 18-07-2018 in front of CCA/SSA offices demanding pension revision with CPC fitment formula. Send a short resolution to Minister for Communication and Secretary Telecom. CHQ will approach other organizations, agreeing with the demand, for a joint programme.


20/04

WE ARE SHOCKED TO RECEIVE THE INFORMATION THAT COM. B K BRAMHBHAT, ALL INDIA ORGANISING SECRETARY AND GUJARAT CIRCLE PRESIDENT EXPIRED TODAY AT 10.30 AM AFTER A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK. HE WAS 72.

COM. BRAMHBHAT WAS AN ACTIVE ENERGETIC LEADER. HE DID NOT COME TO CHENNAI FOR THE CWC MEETING AS GUJARAT CIRCLE CONFERENCE IS FIXED FOR 23rd INSTANT.WE CONVEY OUR HEARTFELT DEEP CONDOLENCES ON THE PREMATURE DEATH OF COM. BRAMHBHATT.

08/04

Patna CWC gave certain directions to comrades of Delhi circle on reorganizing the branches since some betrayers switched over to another rival organization. These instructions are being carried out now. The circle is reorganized as three district units and on 7-4-2018, formal election of office-bearers was conducted unanimously;

Delhi NTR Headquarter District:

President:Com. V K Kaw

Dist Secretary: Com. A K Singh

Treasurer: Com. H L Bhat

Delhi Corp. Office District:

President:Com. R L Kapoor

Dist Secretary:Com. T K Kaul

Treasurer: Com. R L Dhar

Delhi Traffic District:

President:Com. B D Sharma

Dist Secretary: Com. M S Arya

Treasurer: Com. M K Malik

CHQ welcomes the new office bearers. We are confident that Delhi Circle will march ahead in a very disciplined and systematic manner because we have enough dedicated comrades in Delhi.

07/04

As directed by the Patna CWC meeting, the general body meeting of NTR Traffic branch was held on 7-4-2018. The meeting unanimously elected Com. B D Sharma as District President, Com. M S Arya as District Secretary and Com. M K Mallick as District Treasurer .

07/04

The NTR Headquarter branch (New Delhi) comrades felicitated their beloved leader Com. Anupam Kaul, who was co-opted as Asst. General Secretary of AIBSNLPWA in last CWC meeting at Patna. Com. J S Dahiya, AGS from Haryana also was present on the happy occasion.

Com. R L kapoor garlands Com. Kaul. Com. J S Dahiya with Com. Kaul.

07/04

78.2% REVISION:149 CASES YET TO BE REVISED BY CCA KERALA

According to DDG (Accounts), DOT 169 cases are still pending to be revised with 78.2% IDR. 149 cases pertain to Kerala circle and 20 cases pertain to Kolkata.

Total Number of cases, No. of cases pending with BSNL and No. of cases pending with CCA offices are given below:

ANDHRA:12064, 0(BSNL),0(CCA)

ASSAM: 3360, 281 (BSNL), 0 (CCA)

BIHAR: 3385 ALL REVISED

CHHATISGARH: 1399 ALL REVISED

DELHI: 2644, 190 ( BSNL), 0 (CCA)

GUJARAT: 10519 ALL REVISED

HARYANA: 2123 ALL REVISED

HIMACHAL: 893, 23(BSNL)

J AND K: 1360, 326 (BSNL)

JHARKHAND: 1519, 106(BSNL)

KARNATAKA:8585, ALL REVISED

KERALA: 10809, 84(BSNL), 149(CCA)

KOLKATA:7675, 771(BSNL),20(CCA)

MP: 7022, 18 (BSNL)0(CCA)

MAHARASTRA:9428, 695(BSNL), 0(CCA)

NE I: 1179, 4 (BSNL), 0(CCA)

ORISSA:2878, 118(BSNL)0(CCA)

PUNJAB:4809, 105(BSNL),0(CCA)

RAJASTHAN:5335, 443(BSNL),0(CCA)

TAMILNADU:16846, ALL REVISED

UP EAST:6870, ALL REVISED

UP WEST: 3240, 18(BSNL), 0(CCA)

UTTRAKHAND:881, ALL REVISED

WEST BENGAL: 6339, 472(BSNL), 0(CCA)

DIFECTOR A/c:559, 52(BSNL), 0(CCA).

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Total No. of cases:131921

No. of cases sent by BSNL: 128515

No. of cases still pending with BSNL: 3406

No. of cases pending with 2 CCA offices: 169.

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5088 CASES OF DOT PENSIONERS ARE STILL PENDING

There are 95659 DOT pensioners eligible for pension revision with new formulation granted by the government. 5088 are still not revised . Circle-wise figures with total number of cases (in bracket) are given below:

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR:33(OUT OF 65)

ANDHRA: ALL REVISED (5602)

ASSAM: ALL REVISED(823)

BIHAR: ALL REVISED (1900)

CHHATISGARH: ALL REVISED (478)

DELHI: ALL REVISED (10289)

GUJARAT: ALL REVISED (3050)

HARYANA: ALL REVISED (868)

HP: 10 (354)

J&K: 1(556)

JHARKHAND: 1(383)

KARNATAKA:137 (4300)

KERALA:164 (4407)

KOLKATA: 554(4247)

Mp:ALL REVISED (3213)

MAHARASTRA:2965(21500)

NE I:ALL REVISED(411)

ORISSA: 60 (980)

PUNJAB:99 (1597)

RAJASTHAN:27 (2484)

TAMILNADU: 629 (11400)

UP EAST:ALL REVISED (3900)

UP WEST: 148 (1586)

UTTRAKHAND;ALL REVISED (410)

WEST BENBGAL : ALL REVISED (6863)

DOT HQ: 3(2063)

VSNL:222 (1536)

WMO:ALL REVISED(54)

TEC:30(340)

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Compiled by PSR based on the letter from BSNL CO. dated 5-4-2018

05/04

The Fourth Punjab Circle Conference of AIBSNLPWA was held in Parwana Bhavan, Patiala on 4-4-2018. Com. J S Dahiya, AGS participated it on behalf of CHQ. Delegates from all branches attended the conference.

Comrades B S Saini, G S Bajwa and R K Sharma are elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Circle Treasurer respectively.

Few photos

05/04

THE DEPT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES ORDER IS ATTACHED: ida-april-2018.pdf

THE OTHER TWO ORDERS FROM DPE ALSO ATTACHED HERE; ida-april-2018-old-1.pdf

ida-april-2018-old-2.pdf