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16/10

Shri V A Harsulkar was General Secretary of T III Union for two decades. In 1987, I took over from him only. From 1987 to 2001, till the T III merged in BSNLEU, Harsulakr continued as President. He is now 92 years old and living in Noida, near New Delhi.

On 14th October 2018, he lost his SON, Vivek Harsulkar.

Vivek retired as a senior engineer from Central Electronics Ltd New Delhi. All along he was active in the RSS. On 14th Vivek brought milk and prepared coffee for his father Shri V A Harsulkar. After serving coffee to the father, Vivek felt severe chest pain. Immediately a doctor was called. On his advice Vivek was taken to nearby Dharamsila Hospital. The doctor declared that he was brought dead. It was a massive heart attack.

I spoke to younger brother of Shri V A Harsulkar. I did not want to disturb the 92 years old gentleman. I conveyed my condolences through his brother who came down from Nagpur.

Vivek Harsulkar (65) was an affectionate son, proud father of two children and a disciplined man in all spheres. ......P S Ramankutty

15/10

EACH SSA HAS TO NOMINATE AN OFFICER AS ASSISTANT COORDINATING OFFICER FOR CPMS

cpms-oct.pdf

15/10

BSNL corporate office has issued the following order. Please read it carefully.

mrs-strange-order.pdf

I do not know what the order means. Does it mean that parents shall not be treated as dependents? Somebody may explain the position.

04/10

DEPT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES HAS ISSUED ORDERS ON IDA FROM OCTOBER 2018

To see the orders click here ids-oct-18..1.pdf

ida-oct-18-2.pdf


30/09

Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 per cent of the world’s population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world, with Asia as the region with the largest number of older persons, and Africa facing the largest proportionate growth. With this in mind, enhanced attention to the particular needs and challenges faced by many older people is clearly required. Just as important, however, is the essential contribution the majority of older men and women can continue to make to the functioning of society if adequate guarantees are in place. Human rights lie at the core of all efforts in this regard

28/09


The Consumer Price Index for august 2018 is 301.

For July also it was 301.

For June it was 291.

So, average for the three months is 297.66.

Based on that the IDA will increase from existing 128% to 135.6% from October 2018.

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MESSAGE FROM SMT SUJATA T RAY, DIRECTOR (HR), BSNL

28/09

THE LETTER IS GIVEN HERE. Please click on the following

hr-ltr.jpg


27/09

PDF VERSION OF PATRIKA OF SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2018

pp-september-october-2018.pdf

27/09

Com. P. Gangadhara Rao joined the Telecom Department as Technician in 1970 in Bangalore Telecom District. He became Phone Inspector in 1973. Junior Engineer in 1976.

Assistant Engineer in 1992 and finally retired as Divisional Engineer On 31-03-2008.


He was active in NFPTE while working as Technician
and in FNPTO while working as Phone Inspector.

He was the Circle Secretary of JETA, TESA & BSNLEA;
founder Circle President of SNEA before retirement.


In AIBSNLPWA , he was elected as AGS in Formation Conference in 2009

and continued till 2015. In Bangalore AIC he was elected as Dy. General Secretary.


Now at Puri he is elected as our GS.


26/09

Click on this link to see List of new office bearers, elected by Puri AIC

new-chq-office-bearers-new.pdf

27/09

PURI AIC NEWS

ODISHSA, a small circle in size, but high in spirit, hosted our big All India Conference at a small place, Puri.

Ø Red Alert warning about a cyclone on coastal Odisha gave added burden to the hosts. With that fear and apprehension only we started the conference.But, the cyclone simply crossed over Odisha and got weakened. here were some showers and strong wind on 20,September.

Ø 1228 Delegates from 22 circles registered and participated in the conference. In addition, about 450 comrades from Odisha branches also attended the AIC.

Ø The conference adopted the Report and accounts unanimously. 49 delegates and some of the Central officers participated in the debate.

MAIN CONCERN

The delegates from every circle expressed serious concern over non-allotment of funds by BSNL for paying medical allowance and reimbursement under BSNLMRS, practically negating the order for restoration of allowance for pensioners.

GENERAL APPROVAL

All the delegates who participated in the Debate approved and supported the right demand for Pension Revision with fitment factor suggested by seventh CPC.


MAIN DECISION OF AIC

... AIC decided to organize mass hunger strike for one day in October/November 2018, at all SSA headquarters demanding Pension Revision with CPC fitment factor.

... AIC decided to hold a national convention in New Delhi to draw attention of authorities on our major demand for pension revision with CPC fitment factor. We will approach other Pensioners’ organizations who agree with our demand.

... CHQ will announce the date and venue of the Convention in consultation with other organizations.

... Our members from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP East and UP West Circles should participate in the Delhi convention in largest number.Other Circles may send representatives.

... Cost for the participation will be borne by concerned SSA/Circle Units.

... CHQ will issue detailed instructions after finalizing the date, venue etc.


AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

CWC considered all proposals but recommended only two amendments.AIC approved those amendments about Branches and Quota thereon. After the amendments the position shall be as;

(i) Name of our association remains same as AIBSNLPWA. There is no change for the time being.

(ii) The District units are free to form branches below SSA Units for better and effective functioning.

(iii) If branches are formed as above, the SSA Unit shall decide jurisdiction of such branches, as already provided in the constitution.

(iv) District conference of such SSA Unit, having branches, shall comprise of delegates elected by the branches at the ratio of One Delegate for every Ten members or part thereof.

[for example: for 5-14 members one delegate to District conference, for 15-24 members 2 Delegates, for25-34 members 3 Delegates, for 35-44 members 4 Delegates, so on so forth.]

(v) The branch shall remit quota as

20% to CHQ

20% to Circle

20% to District and retain remaining 40%.

(vi) If there is no branch under a SSA Unit, the Quota will be as

20% to CHQ, 20% to Circle and 60% will be retained by the SSA Unit.

(vii) For AIC and Circle Conference, the SSA Unit shall remain as the Base unit, as now.



27/09

PURI AIC NEWS

Though the Conference ended on time as scheduled smoothly, unexpected problems were waiting for many Delegates.Due to some agitation at Kharagpur in West Bengal, 40 trains were cancelled.Hundreds of our delegates were stranded at Puri, Khurda Road or Bhubaneswar railway stations. Some had to catch flights.Some others like Ernakulam comrades had to spend 18 hours in railway platform for their trains.Some others had to travel in unreserved coaches, having no water, no toilet facility, and no food.It was a torture. We could not help them.Nobody could help them.Railways did not make any alternate arrangement.


SHOCKING DEATH OF A VETERAN IN AIC VENUE

On 21-9-2018, when we were in CWC meeting the shocking news reached us about sudden demise of Com. P C Moitra (72), our former All India Vice President and present Circle President of West Bengal. He had heart problem and has been moving with a pacemaker. But death came so unexpectedly. He came to Puri to attend the AIC. While sitting in front of the Conference hall he fell down on the lap of a comrade from Tamilnadu and expired on the spot.


Immediately he was taken to hospital and they declared brought dead. Some comrades console themselves that he could breathe last in the “holy land” of Puri. But, it was a shock for us. I and Com. Natarajan went to the hospital, terminating the CWC meeting and located the dead body kept behind the Puri District Hospital. I could take a shot of the dead body of my old comrade with 40 years friendship, under the light provided by Com. Natarajan’s mobile phone.

The postmortem was done and the dead body was brought to the AIC venue at 1315 hours on 22-9-2018.Hundreds of Delegates paid homage and the body was sent to Calcutta in an ambulance van.Com. AK Ghosh and Com. S R Dutta who came with late Com. Moitra accompanied the dead body.CHQ met all expenses for sending the body. Red salute to com. P C Moitra. ….PSR

26/09



SOME PHOTOS

INAUGURAL SESSION: P S RAMANKUTTY AT THE MIKE


A VIEW OF DELEGATES


ANOTHER VIEW OF AUDIENCE


COM. GANGADHARA RAO, COM. RAMANKUTTY, COM. NATARAJAN ...


FELICITATING A MEMBER OF 98 YEARS OLD, SHRI CHAITAN BEHERA OF CUTTACK


Delegates before the Dining Hall


Com. DG Presenting resolution on future course of action

Odissi dancer performing the art

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17/09

NOW, WE ARE MOVING TO PURI, THE CITY OF LORD JAGANNATH TO MEET IN OUR AIC. WE SHALL MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO MOVE TOGETHER WITH ALL OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AGREEING TO OUR DEMAND FOR PENSION REVISION WITH CPC FITMENT FORMULA.

WE ARE HAPPY THAT SOME MORE ORGANIZATIONS WHO WERE DEMANDING PRC FORMULA EARLIER HAVE CHANGED THEIR ATTITUDE, RECOGNISING THE REALITY, AND NOW DEMAND PENSION REVISION WITH CPC FITMENT BENEFITS. IT IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR TO UNITE AND FIGHT FOR OUR DEMAND.

WE DO NOT MIND WHO TOOK WHAT STAND IN THE PAST ETC.

WE ARE HAPPY THAT MORE AND MORE ARE COMING ON THE RIGHT PATH.

THERE IS NO QUESTION OF OUR PATH OR THEIR PAGTH. IT IS RIGHT PATH.

REVISE OUR PENSION WITH CPC FITMENT BENEFITS.

REVISE OUR PENSION IN IDA PATTERN ITSELF.

DELINK OUR PENSION REVISION FROM PAY REVISION IN BSNL.

DELINK OUR PENSION REVISION FROM THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF BSNL COMPANY.

DELINK OUR PENSION REVISION FROM PRC REPORT.

GOVERNMENT NEED NOT WAIT FOR THE DECISION OF BSNL COMPANY WITH REGARD REVISION.

............ PURI AIC WILL DECIDE OUR FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION ...........





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17/09

THE KERALA CEC MEETING HELD AT ERNAKULAM ON 14-9-2018 DECIDED TO DONATE RUPEES ONE LAKH TO KARNATAKA CHIEF MINISTER'S DISTRESS RELIEF FUND TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF KODAGU AFFECTED BY THE RECENT FLOODS THERE.




17/09

Responding very positively and promptly to the Call from our CHQ for liberal donation for Flood Relief work in Kerala and Kodagu district of Karnataka, our members have donated more than Rs 33 Lakhs till 13-9-2018.

A sum of Rs. 25.79 Lakh is received by Kerala Circle association.

A sum of Rs 7.62 Lakh is sent directly by branches and members to Kerala Chief Ministers Distress Relief fund, according to intimations received. Some people have not yet intimated. They prefer to remain anonymous.

As already informed through this Website, we made over a Cheque for Rs 7 lakh to Finance Minister of Kerala on 26-8-2018. Again, on 15-9-2018, we handed over a DD for Rs 16 lakh to ADM, as District Collector could not come to the meeting held at Ernakulam.

The photo below shows Com. T P George, Circle Secretary handing over the DD to ADM on 15-9-2018. Comrades Padanair, C G Daniel (Circle Tr.), P S Ramankutty, K A Augustine (DS EKM), P Naraynan Moosad (CP, Kerala ) and K M Joseph (VP EKM ) are seen in the photo.


Below: a view of members present in the meeting


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11/09

Kottayam was one of the districts of Kerala, badly affected by the recent floods. The Kottayam town was inundated for days together. No train, no bus, no vehicle. No shops. Incessant rains and water everywhere. Some of our members were also affected.

Our vibrant district branch in Kottayam could not hold its general body meeting on 20th August as usual to celebrate the Formation Day of AIBSNLPWA. The meeting was held today, 11-9-2018. The members who attended today's meeting donated a sum of R,2,27,850 for the Flood Relief work in Kerala. Affected people feel better the pain and know the aftermath of mahapralay. They acted so effectively.

Kudos to our Kottayam comrades.

..... P S Ramankutty

11/09

AIBSNLPWA members have donated a sum of Rs 1,57,100 to the Karnataka Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund to help the people of Kodagu (South Karnataka) who are in total distress due to unprecedented rain and flood there. CHQ sent Rs 10000. Rest came from our Karnataka members only. In fact, we do not have any branch in Kodagu district .

06/09

RESPONSE: PROMPT AND POSITIVE


RESPONDING VERY PROMPTLY TO THE CALL ISSUED BY OUR CHQ, OUR BRANCHES ALL OVER INDIA DONATED LIBERALLY TO THE KERALA FLOOD RELIEF FUND. AS NOW, ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION RECEIVED, FOLLOWING ARE THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS:

West Godavari District, AP: : Rs 1,90,000

Vijayawada (Krishna Dist): : Rs. 1,65,000

Bangalore District : : Rs. 1,00,000

Chennai STR District, TN: : Rs. 61,250

Madurai District, TN : : Rs 60,000

Hubli-Dharwad, Karnataka: : RS. 50,000

Chennai TFC District, TN: : Rs. 35,000

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DIRECTLY REMITTED TO KERALA CMDRF:

Salem West District, TN: : Rs 1,18,050

Chennai TD Circle : : Rs 1,13,000

Com. Sivakamasundari: : Rs. 1,00,000


TOTAL CONTRIIBUTION OF AIBSNLPWA SHALL BE

RUPEES TWENTY SEVEN LAKHS, INCLUDING THE DIRECT PAYMENT.

Exact amount shall be announced shortly, after reconciling the accounts.......PSR






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