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19/03

Com V. Ramarao President, AIBSNLPWA, TN Circle said that the Association have collected Rs14 lakh from its 13,000 members for taking up relief and restoration works in the Gaja-affected areas.

Out of this, a sum of Rs 8.50 lakh was spent for distribution of clothes, bedsheets and other materials and towards disbursement of 4,000 kilograms of rice to the affected people in Vedaranyam, Pattukottai, Tiruvarur and Thiruthuraipoondi areas on 4th December 2018.

The remaining amount of Rs 5.50 was donated for the renovation of the damaged buildings at the Thiruvalluvar Arul Neri Middle School, run by the Kundrakudi Aadheenam at Korukkai in Thiruthuraipoondi block, Tiruvarur district.The two classroom blocks, having latest zinc sheet roofs and separate entrances to five classrooms, could accommodate 175 students comfortably.Two buildings at a middle school in Korukkai in Thiruthuraipoondi block was rebuilt by the All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association and handed over to the school authorities.The keys of the newly constructed classrooms were handed over to the school headmaster Sri Rajendran, on 17-3-2019 by Com V.Ramarao and Circle Secretary Com R.Venkatachalam & Com K.Mutyalu (Dy GS). CHTD Circle has also contributed to these relief activities & renovation. Com Kannappan CHTD Circle Treasurer , thro whom information on school condition is known and Com Krishna Murthy ACS CHTD have also participated.


19/03




Through out the world Women's day is observed on 8th of March . For the last 6 years our SSA unit of AIBSNLPWA, THANJAVUR (Tamil Nadu) has been observing every year with more participants and with lot of enthusiasm and zeal.

On 14-3-19, Coms. D Gopalakrishnan VP, P Gangadhara Rao GS,and V Rama Rao , Asst. Treasurer CHQ were the Guests at THANJAVUR. Sri.Vinod PGM BSNL attended as a special invitee. From 10 -17 hrs nearly 300 women members were present along with equal number of men.

It was a unique gathering with lot of activities like Birthday/ Marriage day celebrations, honoring Super Senior Citizens, speeches by Guests, sumptuous Lunch, debates, competitions, prize distribution and finally ending with honoring all activists.

Women's day is being celebrated by our Association in most of the Districts in Tamil Nadu after a decision was taken in Tirunelveli Circle Conference held in 2014. But it is UNIQUE in Thanjavur in so many ways .

Really a memorable event. Congratulations to Com. Swaminathan DS and his dedicated team of more than 20 members.

P Gangadhara Rao GS

14/03

STR Division Chennai has reached a magic figure with 1001 membership as on 12-03-2019. CHQ congratulates Com Sudarakrishnan DS and his team for their relentless efforts in crossing a land mark of 1000. Please keep going ahead.

------------------------ ---------------------------- ----------------------- P GANGADHARA RAO , GS

13/03

First District Unit of AIBSNLPWA in SOLAN (SSA) of Himachal Pradesh has been formed. Comrades Baldev Singh , M S Mehta , Madan Lal Sharma have been elected as District President, District Secretary & Treasurer respectively.

CHQ congratulates the new elected office-bearers for their initiative and Welcomes the newly formed District Branch.

.......................................................................................................... P Gangadhara Rao , GS

07/03

Orders for Dearness Relief for DOT retirees/family pensioners w.e.f 01-01-2019 released.

Click here : dr-order-mar-2019.pdf

06/03

In continuation to the previous list dated 27-02-2019, our Office-bearers met the following Union Ministers and MPs at the Places shown below :

UNION MINISTERS

10) ARRAH - BIHAR - Sri Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State for Power/Renewable Energy

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

28) SRIPERUMBUDUR - TAMILNADU - Sri K N Ramachandran

29) KARUR - TAMILNADU - Sri M Tambidurai , Deputy Speaker Loksabha

30) PATIALA - PUNJAB - Sri Dharamvir Gandhi



27/02


1.Lucknow … Sh.Rajnath Singh, Home Minister

2.Meerut ..... Sh. Manoj Sinha, Communication Minister

3.Hyderabad ..... Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister

4.New Delhi ..... Sh. Suresh Prabhu, Min for Commerce & Indusrtries

5.Jabalpur ...... Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Minister Surface Transport

6.Madurai ... ... Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister

7.Sambalpur ...... Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum

8.Sambalpur ...... Sh. Jual Oran, Minister for Tribal Affairs

9.Patiala Smt. Harsimrat Kaur, Minister for Food Processing


1.Alathur Kerala ... ... Sh. P Biju MP

2.Attingal, Kerala .... ...Dr. A Sampath MP

3.Bhimavaram.... .... Smt. Thota seethavaramma MP

4.Calicut ..... Sh. M K Raghavan MP

5.Chalakkudi, Kerala .. .... Sh. A Innocent MP

6.Chennai ... ... Dr. P Venugopal MP

7.Chennai ... ... Dr. Jayavardhan MP

8.Chennai ... ... Sh. La Ganesan Ex MP and BJP leader

9.Chennai ... ... Sh. R S Bharathi MP

10.Chennai .... .... Sh. K N Ramachandran MP

11.Eluru .... .... Sh. Maganti Babu MP

12.Ernakulam ... ... Prof. K V Thoms MP

13.Erode,TN ... ... Sh. Selvakumarchinnayan MP

14.Jabalpur ... ... Sh. Prabhat Sahu MP

15.Kollam ... ... Sh. N K Premachndran MP

16.Krishnagiri TN ... ... Sh. K Ashokkumar MP

17.Narasapuram .... .... Sh. Gokaraju Gangaraju MP

18.Palakkad ... ... Sh. M B Rajesh MP

19.Patiala .... .... Sh. Dharam Vira Gandhi MP

20.Pondicherry ... ... Sh. R Radhakrishnan MP

21.Pondicherry ... ... Sh. N Gokulakrishnan MP

22.Salem ... ... Sh. V Panneerselvam MP

23.Sivaganga, TN... .... Sh. P R Senthinathan MP

24.Thanjavur ... ... Sh. K Parasuraman MP

25.Trivandrum ... ... Dr. Sasi Tharoor MP

26.Tuticorin ... ... Sh. Thiagaraj Natterjee MP

27.Udaipur …… Sh. Arjunlal Meena MP

[The new names, when received, will be given in List 2].... PSR

27/02

On 25-2-2019, Com. Mahatma Pathak, our Circle President of UPE and Com. J N Dubey, Circle Secretary met Shri Raj Nath Singh, Honourable Minister for Home Affairs in Lucknow and submitted a memorandum on our pension revision. The Minister assured necessary action.


Similarly, we have received reports from various places of our comrades meeting the Ministers or MPs and submitting memorandum on the above issue. I am giving a list hereunder. There may be some omissions as I was busy with some other works these days. Concerned comrades are requested to intimate me , if any report is missing the following list............. PSR

WE SHOULD CONTINUE THE WORK. TRY, TRY, TRY AND NOT TO STOP TILL WE WIN .

25/02

Com. G. Natarajan (our former GS and present Vice President) is leaving for USA on 27-2-2019 accompanied by his wife. They will be in USA for about six months with their son. We wish GN and his better-half nice stay in USA.


21/02

Decisions of the AUAB meeting held on 20-02-2019

A meeting of the AUAB was held today to review the 3 day strike and also to chalk out the future course of action. General Secretaries / Senior officer bearers of all the constituents of the AUAB participated. The meeting whole heartedly thanked the entire Executives and Non-Executives who made the 3 days strike a historic success. The meeting also congratulated the Circle and SSA level AUAB, for effectively organising the strike.

With the view to carry forward the movement further to settle the charter of demands, the following programme of action is finalized.

1. March to Prime Ministers Office on 06.03.2019.

2. Memorandum to be submitted to all the MPs, latest by 28.02.2019 (common memorandum will be uploaded in the website).

3. To send messages to the Hon Prime Minister and Hon MoSC on Twitter (common message will be circulated).

4. Meeting the Hon Minister wherever possible by our comrades.

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Friends,

Some people are criticizing the AUAB leaders after the strike is over. We have seen such people several times in the past. The fact is that 90% of BSNL staff went on strike. It is true that it did not get media coverage. Since there are several private telecos in the mobile telephone world now the service was not affected as in the past due to use of high technology. The scenario has changed altogether. Fight is fight.

AIBSNLPWA does not join anyone to criticize the AUAB for taking decisions at the crucial time....PSR

15/02

IMPORTANT DECISIONS

CWC declared full support and solidarity to the serving staff and their unions in their efforts to get a reasonable and decent wage revision. CWC called upon branches to extend all possible help and support wherever possible.

Based on information received through whatsapp, CWC felt that the AUAB may be forced to make some understanding for pay revision with 0% or 5% fitment and such an understanding between BSNL company and the staff unions in no way is binding on pension revision which is entirely a different issue to be decided by the Department of Telecom. Hence, we shall continue vigorously our efforts to get pension revision with CPC fitment benefits. No benefit shall come to us automatically or as Grace.

CWC authorized the CHQ Secretariat to take appropriate action at the appropriate time to realize our just demand for pension revision. Though it is time consuming and costly, legal remedy also can be considered as the last resort.

CWC called upon branches to approach MPs and enlist their support to our efforts and demand. Efforts may be made to submit the memorandum on our demand to the Prime Minister wherever he visits different places during election campaign.

CWC directed the CHQ to hold a National Convention of BSNL/MTNL pensioners in New Delhi in consultation with CBMPA constituents. .Efforts should be made to ensure participation of leaders of all central trade unions in the Convention.

CWC expressed its anger and anguish over the most negative and recalcitrant attitude of bureaucrats in DoT explicitly expressed by not submitting concrete proposal on pension revision as required by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare.

[Decisions taken on organizational matters and the resolutions adopted by CWC on other issues like MRS, CGHS, CCA office staffing etc. will be circulated through the next Circular from CHQ.]

15/02

FEW PHOTOS



CWC MEMBERS

CWC MEMBERS

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY PRESIDENT

COM.HARIHARAN NAIR, CS OF DOT-BSNL PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION KERALA GREETS

15/02

Comrades,

BSNLEU CHQ has given some information about the latest position with regard to wage revision in BSNL. Neither NFTE nor the SNEA website shows anything till 1200 hours on today, 15-2-2019.

According to BSNLEU Website, the Management offers wage revision with ZERO Percent benefit immediately; thereafter Minister will go to cabinet for approval to grant 5%. Union now demands minimum benefit of 10% fitment.

Even if there is any agreement on 0% or 5% or 10% (I wish them the best) that has no impact on our pension revision. Nothing will come automatically to us. DoT will take time and go to cabinet for pension revision. If any understanding is reached with AUAB on fitment benefit in wage revision that will be used against us. Legally it is not binding on us. Pensioners are not party to the understanding on wage revision. A Company may give wage increase based on its affordability. Government cannot be led by that formula. The Govt is not under BSNL.

We are covered by CCS Pension Rule 1972. PRC report or any formula suggested by PRC is not applicable to those covered by CCS Pension Rule 1972.

So, as decided by Kanyakumari CWC, we shall continue our efforts more vigorously to realize our just demand for PENSION REVISION WITH CPC FITMENT BENEFIT as granted to all others covered by the CCS Pension Rule of 1972.

................................ PSR ............................

11/02

SINCE I AM GOING TO KANYAKUMARI TODAY, FOR CWC MEETING AND RETURNING ONLY ON 15TH, I AM NOT ABLE TO UPDATE THIS WEBSITE TILL 15TH EVENING. A SHORT BREAK......PSR

11/02

As per the feedback received from Circles our branches have sent thousands of Post Cards to Hon'ble Prime Minister demanding pension revision with CPC fitment benefits.

Circlewise figures are as:

ANDHRA: 4376

BIHAR: 537

CHHATISGARH: 75

CHENNAI TD: 2800

DELHI: 232

GUJARAT: 830

KERALA: 4050

KARNATAKA: 4472

MAHARASTRA: 860

MADHYPRADESH: 1466

MTNL DELHI: 350

ORISSA: 1100

PUNJAB: 815

RAJSTHAN: 503

TELANGANA: 1932

UP WEST: 944

UTTRANCHAL: 32

WEST BENGAL: 50

TOTAL: 25424


FINAL FIGURES ARE NOT YET RECEIVED FROM TAMILNADU FROM WHERE MORE THAN 8000 CARDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE DESPATCHED. SIMILARLY MTNL MUMBAI HAS NOT COMPLETED THE WORK DUE TO SOME INCONVENIENCES. IT IS STILL GOING ON.

CONSOLIDATED FIGURES HAVE NOT YET BEEN RECEIVED FROM ASSAM, HARYANA, JHARKHAND, KOLKATA AND UP EAST CIRCLES.


11/02

AS CALLED BY CBMPA, OUR COMRADES AT DIFFERENT CENTRES ARE MEETING MPs TO MOBILIZE THEIR SUPPORT FOR OUR DEMAND

FOR PENSION REVISION WITH CPC FITMENT BENEFITS.



AIRBSNLEWA COMRADES OF HYDERABAD MET MINISTER SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD AND SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM.


THANJAVUR COMRADES MET SHRI K PARASURAMAN MP AND SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM

PONDICHERRY COMRADES MET SHRI R RADHAKRISHNAN MP AND SUBMITTED A MEMORANDUM


SALEM WEST BRANCH LEADERS MET SHRI V PANNEERSELVAM M P AND SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM.


COM K MUTHIYALU (Dy GS), V RAMARAO (ASST \TREASURER) AND VICTOR RAJ, ACS MET DR JAYAVARDHAN MP AND SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM

COM. R N PADANAIR (AGS) AND COM. K V KURIAKOSE MET SHRI INNOCENT MP ND SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM


COM. T P GEORGE AND OTHERS MET SHRI K V THOMAS MP AND SUBMITTED MEMORANDUM

ALL THE ABOVE POLITICAL LEADERS ASSURED SUPPORT .

WE SHOULD CONTINUE THE EFFORTS ALL OVER INDIA.