All India BSNL Pensioners' Welfare Association.

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30/08

Shri H N Dwivedi from new Delhi has informed that Shri Ajit Singh (63) , an active member of our association in Delhi expired on 25-8-2018.

28/08

The corporate office has clarified that BSNL staff retired from other circles (Not from Corporate Office) can avail the facility from any Circle in Delhi, if they wish.

The Order:mrs-di.pdf

28/08

BENGALURU COMRADES DONATE MORE THAN Rs.1.25 LAKH

Our members in Bengaluru have taken up the challenge. Though away from the flood affected areas of Kerala and Kodagu in South Karnataka, they understood the grave situation. On a call from our Circle Association, comrades who attended the meeting on 27-8-2018 in Bangalore donated liberally to the Relief fund. The collection has reached more than Rs 1.25 lakh. More offers are there also. In first week of September, contribution of our comrades in Bengaluru city may cross Rupees One and a half Lakh.

It is not only Kerala. The beautiful tourist destination of Kodagu hills (Old name is Coorg) was also badly affected by the recent rains and floods. More than 20 people died in Medikeri, Kodagu. Thousands are in Relief Camps. Houses were damaged or lost completely. Government and non Government organizations are engaged in relief activities there. Naturally, our comrades of Karnataka will reach out their helping hands to people of Kodagu also.

The donations received will be suitably apportioned and made over for Kerala and Kodagu relief work.

CHQ Congratulate our Bengaluru Comrades..... PSR

27/08

BANGALORE BRANCH HELD A MASS MEETING TODAY TO CELEBRATE THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF FORMATION DAY OF OUR ASSOCIATION. COM. P GANGADHARA RAO, CIRCLE PRESIDENT PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING, SHRI R MANI (CGM KARNATAKA CIRCLE), SHRI A K AGARWAL (SR GM) AND SMT K GEETHANJALI (GM FINANCE), COM. G BABU (ALL INDIA VICE PRESIDENT) AND COM. R CHANGAPPPA (CS, KARNATAKA) ETC. ADDRESSED THE MEETING. PARTICIPATION OF MORE THAN 450 MEMBERS WAS THE HALLMARK OF THE FUNCTION.

Some Photos:


Audience

Shri R Mani, CGM

Shri A K Agarwal, Sr GM

Smt. K Geethanjali, GM (F)

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27/08

On 26-8-2018, Sunday, Com. P S Ramankutty ( AI President of AIBSNLPWA), Com. T P George (CS of Kerala) and Com. K A Augustine (DS of Ernakulam) along with Com. K M Pushkaran and Com. P N Sukumaran of Ernakulam branch went to Alleppey and handed over a bank cheque for Rupees 7 lakh to Dr T M Thomas Isaac, Honourable finance minister of Kerala. It is the first instalment of donations from AIBSNLPWA, collected from members all over India, they told the minister. The minister appreciated our efforts made countrywide. Over and above the said 7 lakh, our members and branches have already remitted another sum of Rupees 4 lakh online, directly to the CMDRF. Thus the total donation from AIBSNLPWA has crossed Rs. ELEVEN LAKH.

We shall make over the remaining amount by 15th September, before leaving for Puri .


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25/08

Dear Comrades,


Up to 2 pm on 23-8-2018, a sum of Rupees 4,97,145 has been received in the Vijaya Bank account of AIBSNLPWA Kerala circle Unit towards flood relief from Circles other than Kerala. From Kerala branches a sum of Rs 1,93,000 also is received. Total Rs 6,90,751.

Our comrades/branches have transferred the amount using different money transfer systems like RTGS, NEFT, IMPS, UPI, Bhim, PayTM, Tez etc.etc. So, the amount came to the payees account quickly.

Problem is that the Bank is not able to give names of remitters. Based on messages I received over my phone, many of the remittances could be identified except few. Hence, circle association can not issue receipts in some cases.

I am giving hereunder list of such cases (WHERE DETAILS ARE NOT AVAILABLE) with the date of credit, name shown and amount in the Bank statement as up to 2 PM on 23-8-2018. Concerned comrades/branches may please intimate me over phone or whatsapp or through email giving details so that we can issue receipt to them. Else, we have to show as “Unknown” only. The list is:

14, August Nakul Rajni:Rs. 1000

14, August Syamalakumari:Rs. 500

16, August Shashikant:Rs. 1000

16, August Subramanian:Rs. 1000

16, August Thomas:Rs. 1000

18, August Nandagop:Rs. 1000

18, ,August Tej Kishen:Rs. 1000

18, ,August Vijayakumar:Rs. 1000

21, August Addanki:Rs. 2000

21, August Archana Vasu:Rs. 1000

21, August Chandras:Rs. 1000

21, August Vedprakash:Rs. 1000

23, August PNB IMP:Rs. 1000

Please help us to be transparent.

Yours fraternally,

P S Ramankutty

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23/08

According to the messages I received till 3 PM today, a sum of Rs 4.6 lakh has been sent to Kerala circle Unit by our branches in other Circles. Another sum of Rs 3.7 lakh has been sent directly to the Chief Minister's fund also. So, Total amount sent by our branches in circles other than Kerala comes to Rs 8.3 Lakh.

Collections by some branches still continue. It should not be an indefinite affair. We should complete task with a time tag. Hence I suggest that:

Branches in circles other than Kerala may finish the task by 5th September and transfer the amount to Kerala circle association. In turn, Kerala circle association may finalize that account by 8th September 2018. As many members can not attend meetings these days, Kerala branches may continue collection till 12th September 2018.

Then, all the amount may be made over to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund on a convenient date, before 15th September 2018.

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21/08

Dear Comrades,

Kerala is now limping back to normalcy after the havoc. I am also free from work connected with relief activities.

As you know, our CHQ had given a call for liberal donation. Many comrades have sent money to the bank account of our Kerala Circle Unit. But, the Vijayabank is not able to give all details and hence we are unable to identify all donors. The internet was not working properly these days. That affected the bank’s network and my internet too. Within one or two days we may be able to collect some more information from the Bank. Still, names of all donors may not be available.

As on 20-8-2018, I have information, through whatsapp, that following donations have been sent to Kerala Circle Assn. (Donations sent by District Units in Kerala are not included in the list.) I request all those who transferred donation amount online to check and intimate if there is any omission so that we can cross check with the remittances accounted by the Bank. The List is attached hereunder…. PSR

kerala-flood-relief-fund.pdf

20/08

News started reaching me on meetings held on Formation Day anniversary on 20th August 2018. After the recents floods, due to bad weather, the internet is now working properly. It is very slow.

Salem West : The meeting collected Rs.One Lakh and more for Kerala Relief.


CALICUT: THE MEETING COLLECTED RS. ONE LAKH FOR THE RELIEF FUND


PATNA


BHUBANESWAR


BANGALORE


TRIVANDRUM: HERE ALSO A SUM OF RUPEES 53000 COLLECTED FOR THE RELIEF FUND


JABALPUR


JAMSHEDPUR


DHANBAD


RANCHI


NAGPUR

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20/08

LET US ALL DONATE TO KERALA RELIEF TO MARK THE OCCASSION

G.Natarajan G/S

20/08

COMRADES,

I GREET YOU ALL ON THIS NINTH ANNIVERSARY DAY OF FORMATION OF OUR MIGHTY AIBSNLPWA.

DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS, MY INTERNET CONNECTION WAS DISTURBED. AND, I WAS ALSO DISTURBED DUE TO THE HAVOC CREATED BY UNPRECEDENTED FLOODS IN KERALA. THERE AFTER I WAS BUSY WITH THE RELIEF ACTIVITIES.

TODAY, WE ARE ENTERING THE TENTH YEAR OF OUR ACTIVITIES. LET US TAKE A PLEDGE ON THIS DAY, WHILE CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF FORMATION OF AN ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO THE PENSIONERS, THAT WE SHALL WORK WITH ADDED VIGOUR TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS..... LONG LIVE AIBSNLPWA.

............................................P S RAMANKUTTY, PRESIDENT.

16/08

BHARAT RATNA SHRI A B VAJPAYEE, FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA EXPIRED TODAY.

WE PAY OUR RESPECTFUL HOMAGE TO HIM.

16/08

Till 1700 hours on 16th August, 2018 I have the following list of donations for Kerala Flood Relief Fund from Units and members of AIBSNLPWA.This information received through whatsapp. If there is any omission, please intimate me. …. P S Ramankutty


Smt. Sivagamasundari, Coimbatore: Rs. One Lakh

Kerala Circle Unit: Rs. One Lakh

Karnataka Circle Unit: Rs. 25,000

CHQ: Rs. 20,000

Bihar circle: Rs 11000

Tamilnadu: Rs. 10,000

Y Anantham, Visakhapatnam: Rs. 10,000

Chennai Tfc: Rs 10000

Sambalpur:Rs. 5000

Balaghat: Rs. 2100

Calcutta Traffic:Rs. 2000

A Sudhakar Tirupathi: Rs 1000

Smt Ambjuvalli, Chennai: Rs. 1000

T S Vittoban,Chennai: Rs. 1000

K V D Swamy: Rs. 1000

M Venkateswearlu, Visakhapatnam: Rs. 1000

Mrs & Mr V V S Murthy, Hyderabad: Rs. 1000

Anupam Kaul, New Delhi : Rs. 1000,

R L Kapoor, New Delhi: Rs. 1000

H N Dwivedi New Delhi: Rs. 1000

R L Dhar, New Delhi: Rs. 1000

G L Jogi, Newdelhi: Rs 1000

V Varaprasad AP : Rs 500

M Anandarao AP : Rs 500

K Pitchaiah AP: Rs 500


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15/08

INDEPENDENCE DAY GREETINGS TO OUR VISITORS.

13/08

RUSH YOUR DONATIONS TO KERALA

Dear Comrades,

All of you are aware of the serious situation in Kerala after the torrential rains and floods. Thousands of people are in Relief Camps now. They lost their houses, materials, cattles and livelihood. It will take months together to restore normal life in villages. Kerala government has exhibited commendable efficient crisis management in the situation.But that is not enough. All of us should contribute to the Relief work as we had done at the time of Floods in Chennai. Our Kerala circle unit has decided to donate Rupees ONE LAKH to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. Our Units in other circles also should extend maximum help at this time of unprecedented distress faced by people of Kerala. Hence, CHQ calls upon all to send donation to our Kerala Circle Association. It should be done immediately, as quickly as possible. Bank particulars of Kerala Association are given below:

Bank: VIJAYA BANK

Branch:Ernakulam M G Road

Account No: 202201011000787

Account holder: AIBSNLPWA, Kerala Circle

IFSC: VIJB0002022

YOURS FRATERNALLY , G. NATARAJAN, GS

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HE IS REALLY GREAT

Vishnu Kachhava, is a young man from Madhya Pradesh.He was carrying blanket from Haryana to Kerala and selling it in Kerala villages.Then came the worst rain and floods. Seeing the people in relief camps shivering, Vishnu donated all the blankets he had! Really great.

Picture below shows Vishnu handing over what he had to the District Collector, Kannur

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09/08

Some more photos from Tamilnadu circle conference on 7-8-2018 at Tiruchirapalli


COM. R VENKITACHALAM, NEW CIRCLE SECRETARY


COM. K MUTHIYALU


L to R: T S VITTOBAN, GHOUSE BASHA, A SUGUMARAN, K MUTHIYALU, S ARUNACHALAM, S THANGARAJ (CS CH),

P S RAMANKUTTY, D GOPALAKRISHNAN AND G NATARAJAN

FLAG HOISTING

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08/08

Tamilnadu circle conference was notified for 7 and 8 August 2018 at Tiruchirapalli. More than 700 Delegates arrived on the venue and the conference started at 10 AM on 7-8-2018. But, due to the official announcement of demise of Shri M Karunanidhi in the evening of 7-8-2018, the conference had be concluded within one day.

Comrades P S Ramankutty, D Gopalakrishnan, G Natarajan, T S VIttoban, K Muthiyalu, V Rama Rao and S Arunachalam represented the CHQ in the conference. CGMT of Southern Telecom Project circle, CCA of Tamilnadu and many other officers also addressed the big event.

A veteran TU leader of Tamilnadu Telecom Workers and Pensioners, Shri R Venkitachalam has taken over the charge of Circle Secretary from Com. Muthiyalu. Similarly, Com. S Kalidoss has replaced Com. Ghosue Basha as Circle Treasurer. Few photos are given below. ( More photos will be uploaded as and when received)

The Delegates


Delegates: other views


Comrades PSR & DG addressing. Coms. Natarajan, Rama Rao, Vittoban, Muthiyalu, S Arunachalam etc. are in the picture.

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08/08

OUR RESPECTFUL TRIBUTES TO SHRI KARUNANIDHI

We join thousands of people of Tamilnadu and outside in paying respectful homage and rich tributes to Shri M Karunanidhi (popularly known as Kalaignar) who passed away at 6.10 on 7-8-2018 after battling with death for many days. Shri Karunanidhi strode the Tamilnadu politics like a colossus for more than 50 years and fought for social justice.

In Politics, as usual with many of his contemporaries, there may be some controversy around him. But Kalaignar will be remembered by future generations for his great contributions to the Tamil Literature, Social reform movement and Tamil film industry.

03/08

NEW CIRCLE UNIT IN KOLKATA TELEPPHONE DISTRICT.

On 30-7-2018, two branches of AIBSNLPWA have been formed in Kolkata TD in the presence of GS. Two more branches will be formed very soon. An ad-hoc committee is also formed to hold Circle Conference within three months.